As part of their daily tasks, secretaries independantly assume the administrative tasks necessary to support managers and professionals.
Secretarial tasks consist of:
- Assure the quality of documents
- Contribute to the office supplies
- Correct texts, do layouts, collate and distribute documents.
- Edit documents and designing presentations, spreadsheets, visual design of documents
- Enter texts and data into a computer
- Follow up on business correspondence
- Keep agendas up to date
- Organise meetings and events
- Perform accounting tasks (bookkeeping, bank deposits, follow up on supplier and client accounts)
- Perform document management
- Provide customer service
- Provide technical support on occasion for using equipment and integrating new employees
- Translate texts
- Update the information diffused on Internet sites and social media.
12-month program offered at the Longueuil and Sherbrooke campuses
- Administrative assistants
- Administrative officers
- Data entry clerks
- Executive assistants
- Personnel clerks
- 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 (GDT) and the specific prerequisites below or recognition of equivalent learning
Specific prerequisites Language of instruction Second language Adults Youth Adults Youth 3101-1 and 3102-2 (3070-3) 632-306 2102-3 (2091-6) 634-206 or 635-206
- 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.