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Secretarial Studies

Code 5857
SanctionDEP
SecteurAdministration, commerce et informatique (01)
Nombre d'unités99
Durée totale1 485 heures
StatutProgram approved in 2016.
Organismes scolaires offrant le programme
Note(s)
Ce programme est offert en langue française : 
5357 - Secrétariat

Objectifs du programme

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.

Conditions d'admission

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
OR
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
OR
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
OR
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.

Professions visées (IMT En ligne d'Emploi Québec)

Administrative assistants (1241)
Administrative officers (1221)
Data entry clerks (1422)
Executive assistants (1222)
Personnel clerks (1415)

Préalables fonctionnels

Une personne qui a atteint l’âge de 18 ans peut être admise à un programme d’études menant à un Diplôme d’études professionnelles (DEP) sur la base des préalables fonctionnels. Ces préalables fonctionnels, prescrits pour une personne qui a atteint l’âge de 18 ans à la date de début de fréquentation déclarée dans le programme d’études professionnelle sont : la réussite du test de développement général (TDG) et l’obtention et la réussite des épreuves relatives aux préalables spécifiques en langue d’enseignement et en mathématique, s’il y a lieu.

Ce tableau indique les nouveaux codes de cours de la formation de base commune (FBC) et de la formation de base diversifiée (FBD) exigés pour les préalables spécifiques en langue d’enseignement et en mathématique pour le programme d’études visé. Dans le contexte où les nouveaux codes de cours de la FBC et de la FBD sont en implantation progressive, on indique entre parenthèses les anciens codes de cours toujours valides. Le code de cours équivalent en formation générale des jeunes est également indiqué dans ce tableau. Lorsqu’un DEP n’exige pas de préalables spécifiques en langue d’enseignement ou en mathématique, un (-) figure dans les cellules visées. Il est à noter que les préalables fonctionnels ne s’appliquent pas pour les programmes d’attestation de spécialisation professionnelle (ASP).

Préalables spécifiques
Langue d'enseignementLangue secondeMathématique
AdultesJeunesAdultesJeunesAdultesJeunes
3101-1 et 3102-2 (3070-3)632-3062102-3 (2091-6): 634-206 ou 635-206 --

Contenu du programme

Code Énoncé de la compétence Heures Unités
960-501 Determine their suitability for the occupation and the training process 15 1
960-515 Proofread the spelling and grammar of English texts 75 5
960-526 Perform word processing tasks 90 6
960-534 Ensure the quality of written English 60 4
960-544 Provide customer service 60 4
960-554 Perform document management 60 4
960-562 Produce spreadsheets 30 2
960-572 Design presentations 30 2
960-584 Write business texts in English 60 4
960-596 Carry out accounting operations 90 6
960-605 Produce business correspondence 75 5
960-613 Create databases 45 3
960-623 Handle cash 45 3
960-635 Translate texts 75 5
960-644 Produce tables and charts 60 4
960-656 Prepare the visual design of documents 90 6
960-666 Write and format business texts in French 90 6
960-672 Update information published on digital media 30 2
960-683 Interact in French in a business setting 45 3
960-695 Follow up on business correspondence 75 5
960-704 Carry out activities related to the organization of meetings and events 60 4
960-714 Produce reports 60 4
960-722 Provide technical support 30 2
960-733 Coordinate multiple tasks 45 3
960-746 Enter the workforce 90 6
1485 99