top of page

Secretarial Studies

Start Dates

Duration

Delivery

Fees & Costs

September
November
January
April

1485 Hours

55 weeks

30 hours per week

(Sept - June)

Individualized, in school training

Program $0 (qc resident)

Textbooks $600 (may change)

Is Secretarial Studies for you?

Program Description

You have 23 competencies to complete with digital resources, textbooks, teacher support and peer assistance to increase engagement and understanding. This provides flexibility and extra time to work on more challenging areas of the curriculum when needed, as well as spend time enriching your learning through a variety of enrichment materials. You are given the resources to learn and develop the skills and competencies required by employers and supported as per your needs.

Time Commitment

This is a 55-week course with new intakes in September, November, January and April of every school year. The program consists of in-class learning from 8:30 until 3:20 Monday through Friday each week. Most students can expect to complete the program within 16 months, although it is possible to complete in 1 school year.

Delivery Method

The program is completed through individualized learning. You will always have a teacher in your classroom, but content is not delivered through the traditional structure of a lecture. Rather, you work at your own pace through the content, assignments and projects with the support and guidance of your teacher. For additional guidance, our competencies have checklists and other resources that aid in the growth of your learning. While you’re completing your courses and diploma individually, you are in constant contact with your teacher and learn in one-on-one and group sessions alike.

Contact
100 Frank Robinson
Gatineau, Quebec

(819) 684-1770
wqcc@wqsb.qc.ca

Admission Requirements

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.
     

Functional prerequisites

  • This section identifies the modules or course codes for the actual programs of study in adult general education that are specific prerequisites in language of instruction and mathematics. Functional prerequisites includes the successful completion of specific prerequisites as well as the general development test (TDG). When a DVS doesn't require specific prerequisites in language of instruction or in mathematics, a dash ( - ) is displayed in the appropriate cell. For programs that lead to an AVS, specific prerequisites and the TDG do not apply (N/A).

Program Content

Looking for a little more detail?  These are the competencies covered in Secretarial Studies

Module Title
Code
Hours
Interacting in French
960 683
45
Proofreading
960-515
75
Word Processing
960-526
90
Quality of Written English
960-534
60
Customer Service
960-544
60
Document Management
960-554
60
Producing Spreadsheets
960-562
30
Designing Presentations
960-572
30
Business Texts in English
960-584
60
Accounting Operations
960-596
90
Business Correspondence
960-605
75
Creating Databases
960-613
45
Handling Cash
960-623
45
Translation
960-635
75
Producing Tables and Charts
960-644
60
Visual Design of Documents
960-656
90
Business Texts in French
960-666
90
Digital Media
960-672
30
Following up on Bus. Corr.
960-695
75
Meetings and Events
960-704
60
Producing Reports
960-714
60
Technical Support
960-722
30
Coordinating Multiple Tasks
960-733
45
Entering the Workforce
960-746
90
Technology
Young Woman

Maya

I was very happy to be hired at the workplace I have always dreamt about working in - the federal Government of Canada. Being a public servant has been my goal since the day I arrived in Canada, and thanks to WQCC, my dream came true. I would like to encourage everyone who wants to change their future to join WQCC and make their dreams come true

bottom of page