Business Operations with Co-op

The Sprott Shaw College Operation diploma program provides a foundational understanding of business operations which equips graduates to manage activities in a wide variety of industries.

You will be trained in word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, sales and marketing, business communications and supervisory skills. These skills will give you the competence and ability to thrive in a business environment.

After successful completion of your core courses, you will complete a paid 22-week business co-op. You final week of learning will focus on your Career & Professional Development course that will prepare you to write an effective cover letter and resume, to develop job interview skills and to learn how to search for job opportunities.

Learning Objectives

Graduates of the Sprott Shaw College Business Operations Diploma Program will be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

Demonstrate knowledge of the office environment and the technological side of the workplace:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of business operations in terms of communications and human relationsh
  • Use MS Office, including Word, Excel and Access
  • Perform accounting activities and analyse financial statements
  • Communicate effectiveley using various communication

Diploma Program

Total Program Hours:
960 Hours
Full-Time Program Length:
48 Weeks
(Includes holidays and professional days)
Program content is subject to change.

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Career Opportunities

Accounting Assistant
Business Development Coordinator
Business Manager
Admission Requirements:

Grade 12 / GED or mature student status. Applicants must successfully complete the admissions interview. Note: English level assessment will be required for International students (with a minimum score of 20/40 in language). IELTS 6.0 or Equivalent.

Diploma Requirements:

60% average upon successful completion of all courses, including courses given a complete.

* Business Operations with Co-op was reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

Students can expect to complete one to three hours of homework per day.

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Courses List

This 48 week Diploma program requires the student to complete the following courses.

  • Theory & practice of double-entry bookkeeping
  • Complete the Accounting Cycle to closing (GL, AP, AR, Payroll, Year End)
  • Prepare Financial and Business Reports

  • Utilize most modules of Sage 50 to record business transactions (order entry, inventory, AP, AR and payroll)
  • Produce reports including financial statements

  • MS Office Certification
  • MS Office Word editing, layout, templates, styles and
    sections, mail merge, tables, charts and desktop publishing

  • MS Office Certification
  • Plan, edit and manage worksheets (formulas/functions)

  • MS Office Certification
  • Enter and maintain a database (filter, sort, create queries)

  • 22-week co-op (440 hours)

  • Computer basics/file management
  • Goal setting, note-taking, problem-solving, teamwork
  • Overview of policies & procedures
  • Demonstrate the ability to use MS Word and MS PowerPoint

  • Research, prepare and deliver presentations
  • Apply proper use of grammar principles
  • Overview of processes of communication in the workplace
  • Use MS Office PowerPoint

  • Interview techniques
  • Create a Career Development Marketing Plan
  • Apply aspects of professionalism
  • Identify target markets and employment resources
  • Specialty program coverage in this shortened version

  • Effective presentations using MS Office PowerPoint

  • Analysis of job descriptions
  • Recruitment, orientation and training
  • Regulation and legislation

  • Strategic workplace management
  • Ethics, planning, job design, organization structure

  • Effective problem solving and decision making
  • Leadership and managerial roles and skills

  • Current marketing terminology
  • Strategic planning
  • Market research, sales, promotion and group dynamics

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