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PEI Occupational Health and Safety

An overview of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Prince Edward Island. Students examine the legislation, how PEI employees are protected while on the job and the responsibilities of employees and employers.

Hours: 0
Course Code: SAFE-1005



Office Procedures

This course is designed to enable students to learn the skills required to perform basic office procedures for the efficient operation of an office environment. Students learn how to operate telephone systems, provide front line reception and perform duties such as organize meetings, prepare meeting minutes, travel arrangements and scheduling procedures. Students also learn to operate equipment used in the office environment. This course also provides students with the skills necessary to develop competency in basic math for general office finances, bank transactions and management of petty cash.

Hours: 60
Course Code: ADMI-1005



Keyboarding I

In this course students are introduced to the fundamentals of correct keyboarding technique and develop touch-typing skills to a minimum word standard. Through individualized practices and drills, students improve their accuracy and speed of text keying to achieve a speed of 30 words per minute (wpm) in a five-minute timing with five or less errors.

Hours: 90
Course Code: ADMI-1110



Keyboarding II

This course provides students with the opportunity to further develop correct keyboarding and touch typing skills from Keyboarding I course. Through individualized practices and drills, students improve their accuracy and speed of text keying to achieve a speed of 50 words per minute (wpm) in five-minute timings with five or less errors.

Hours: 90
Course Code: ADMI-1115



Office Finance

In this course, students learn the basic terminolgy and develop basic manual bookkeeping skills sufficient for a business record-keeping environment. Students are also introduced to basic features of computerized accounting software, focusing on recording and data entry processes.

Hours: 45
Course Code: ADMI-1120



Business Law

Explore the basic legal concepts and principles that govern personal and business relationships in Canada. Students examine legal concepts such as; negligence, formation and enforcement of contracts, professional misconduct and liability, personal property and real estate, negotiable instruments, employment law, and debtor/creditor law.

Hours: 45
Course Code: BUSI-1000



Business Communications

In this course, students acquire competency in writing professional office correspondence including memos, emails and letters, using standardized proofreading and editing techniques. Students are provided the opportunity to demonstrate verbal communication skills by presenting presentations to inform, educate, and entertain. Students also prepare for employment pursuits by creating a personal resume, cover letter and professional career portfolio. Students further prepare for employment by conducting effective job searches and participating in mock job interviews.

Hours: 45
Course Code: COMM-1310



Computer Essentials

In this course, students are introduced to the fundamentals of various software programs and information processing systems used in today's workplace and educational environments. Students develop the skills necessary to understand and efficiently use common workplace productivity tools. The main areas of focus include: operating systems, e-mail and groupware, word processing, spreadsheets, electronic presentation software, and the integration of these technologies.

Hours: 45
Course Code: COMP-1000



English

Learn, review and practice English grammar, punctuation, proofreading, editing, and spelling skills to demonstrate language usage competency. Develop the ability to convey thoughts clearly and concisely building both written and oral communication skills.

Hours: 45
Course Code: ENGL-1000



Legal Office Procedures and Transcription

This course introduces students to basic legal principles and the legal administrative profession. Students are introduced to; the roles of a legal administrative assistant, the principle of confidentiality, time tracking and docketing, managing files, tickler/bring forward systems, legal correspondence and documentation. Students are also introduced to transcribing legal correspondence and documents using dictation software.

Hours: 60
Course Code: LEGL-1015



Civil Litigation

Students are provided with the basic theory and practical considerations regarding civil litigation. Students gain experience preparing documents required to commence and serve claims, commence an action, commence an application, and make a motion for default judgment.

Hours: 45
Course Code: LEGL-1040



Family Law

An introduction to family law, including separation, divorce, custody of children and division of marital property. Students learn to prepare family law documents and divorce materials that are required in the court of law.

Hours: 45
Course Code: LEGL-1050



Corporate Law

This course is designed to familiarize students with the different types of business entities that lawyers are instructed to create, maintain, finance and sell. Emphasis is placed on the fundamental skills used to complete and file requisite government forms, and on performing searches.

Hours: 45
Course Code: LEGL-1060



Real Estate Law Part I

This course helps students to develop an understanding of the theory and practice of real property from a purchaser's perspective. Students will also explore mortgages, and other securities while gaining practical experience managing real estate files and producing relevant documentation.

Hours: 45
Course Code: LEGL-1070



Real Estate Law Part II

Building on the learning from Real Estate Part I, this course helps students to further develop an understanding of the theory and practice of real property, including; sales, mortgages, and other securities, from the vendor's perspective. In addition, students learn the process for completing condominium transactions, and continue to gain practical experience managing real estate files and producing relevant documentation.

Hours: 45
Course Code: LEGL-1075



Estate Law

This course helps students to develop an understanding of the substantive law of the estates of deceased persons; and to demonstrate a working knowledge of the law and procedures involved in drafting wills, codicils, powers of attorney and health care directives. Students also gain practical experience preparing documentation for the appointment of an estate representative pursuant to the legislation.

Hours: 45
Course Code: LEGL-1080



Legal Administration On-The-Job Training

On-the-Job-Training (OJT) is an essential part of student learning. An OJT placement provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate their competencies, gain confidence, build on professional skills acquired from formal instruction and gain first hand experiences in their profession. Through OJT placements, students are exposed to the professional standards, routines and demands of the profession.

Hours: 150
Course Code: PRAC-1090



Professionalism

In this course, students gain a knowledge and understanding of the administrative assistant profession and its affiliated associations. Students explore and demonstrate competencies in a number of professional areas including; ethical decision making, projecting a positive image, personal management skills, problem-solving and conflict management skills.

Hours: 45
Course Code: PROF-1000