EOP511 - Executive Office Procedures

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Subject Title
Executive Office Procedures

Subject Description
The focus of EOP511 will be on expanding the student's knowledge of the various duties, responsibilities, and procedures required of an administrative assistant in today's automated business or professional office. Students will acquire specific knowledge of organizing and coordinating business meetings and conferences, planning and arranging corporate travel including procedures for managing the office during the employer's absence. As well, students will also be encouraged to explore long-term goals in the administration field.

Students will work in a simulated office environment as administrative assistants, and will be responsible for creating a wide range of documents.  They will be completing tasks that an executive secretary or administrative assistant would complete in today's working environment such as completing research on the Internet, preparing reports and spreadsheets, maintaining databases, creating presentations and brochures, creating webpages, managing common accounting tasks, making work-related decisions, analyzing information, making travel arrangements, coordinating business meetings, and composing correspondence.

Credit Status
EOP511 is a required credit for all School of Office Administration students enrolled in the one-year compressed delivery Executive diploma program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1.  Apply administrative and software skills mastered throughout the program by completing a variety of computer projects simulating realistic work environments.

2.  Complete relevant business documents with little direction, as well as explore duties that encourage advancement and long-term goals in the administrative field.

3.  Co-ordinate meetings, conferences, and corporate travel arrangements including office tasks such as minutes of meetings, as well as a variety of financial tasks related to business travel.

4.  Demonstrate an attitude of professionalism, as evidenced by an ability to meet deadlines, complete assignments, and perform tests and in-class assignments as scheduled.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Academic Integrity
Seneca upholds a learning community that values academic integrity, honesty, fairness, trust, respect, responsibility and courage. These values enhance Seneca's commitment to deliver high-quality education and teaching excellence, while supporting a positive learning environment. Ensure that you are aware of Seneca's Academic Integrity Policy which can be found at: http://www.senecacollege.ca/about/policies/academic-integrity-policy.html Review section 2 of the policy for details regarding approaches to supporting integrity. Section 2.3 and Appendix B of the policy describe various sanctions that can be applied, if there is suspected academic misconduct (e.g., contract cheating, cheating, falsification, impersonation or plagiarism).

Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.