Administration, commerce et informatique
Number of credits
Number of contact hours allotted for specific training
Program approuved in 2016.
Optional implementation in 2016-2017 and 2017-2018.
Mandatory in 2018-2019.
This program of study prepares a candidate to be a secretary. As part of their daily tasks, secretaries independantly assume the administrative tasks necessary to support managers and professionals. Their responsibilities vary according to the type and size of the company they work for. They are resource persons in their work environment and act as liaisons between different services in their company.
Secretarial tasks consist of entering texts and data into a computer, editing documents and designing presentations, spreadsheets, visual design of documents, with or without directions. Furthermore, secretaries can edit, put together documents that are entered by another person and translate texts. They correct texts, do layouts, collate and distrubute documents. Secretaries must also assure the quality of documents produced by proofreading for spelling, syntax and grammar.
In addition to producing quality documents, secretaries also perform the following tasks: provide customer service; follow up on business correspondance; organise meetings and events, large and small; perform document management by opening, filing and keeping files up to date by traditional means as well as digital; provide technical support on occasion for using equipment and integrating new employees; keep agendas up to date and making and confirming appointments; contribute to the office supplies; perform accounting tasks such as bookkeeping, bank deposits as well as follow up on supplier and client accounts and updating the information diffused on Internet sites and social media.
To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:
Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor's degree
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for equivalent learning
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
Persons who have obtained Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister are required to pursue general education courses, concurrently with their vocational training, in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they lack in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister.
Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec's IMT En ligne)
|Number or code||Course Name / Competency||Hours|
|960501||Determine their suitability for the occupation and the training process||15|
|960515||Proofread the spelling and grammar of English texts||75|
|960526||Perform word processing tasks||90|
|960534||Ensure the quality of written English||60|
|960544||Provide customer service||60|
|960554||Perform document management||60|
|960584||Write business texts in English||60|
|960596||Carry out accounting operations||90|
|960605||Produce business correspondence||75|
|960644||Produce tables and charts||60|
|960656||Prepare the visual design of documents||90|
|960666||Write and format business texts in French||90|
|960672||Update information published on digital media||30|
|960683||Interact in French in a business setting||45|
|960695||Follow up on business correspondence||75|
|960704||Carry out activities related to the organization of meetings and events||60|
|960722||Provide technical support||30|
|960733||Coordinate multiple tasks||45|
|960746||Enter the workforce||90|