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Office Practicum

Course Code: OADM 1411
Faculty: Commerce & Business Administration
Department: Office Administration
Credits: 1.0
Semester: 4 Weeks
Learning Format: Seminar, Practicum
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

This course enables students, during a three-week practicum, to apply and develop knowledge and skills in an office environment specific to the chosen Office Administration field. The student will maintain a journal and present a report to peers and faculty.

Course Content

  1. Office etiquette and interpersonal skills with continuing emphasis on professional appearance and conduct.
  2. Application of program related office administration skills in a practicum setting.
  3. Journal of work experience detailing the development of both transferable and program specific skills.
  4. Report to peers, faculty or other interested parties.

Methods of Instruction

The instructor has prepared the student for the practicum during OADM 1410. The employer will supervise the student during the three-week practicum period. The instructor will monitor the student’s progress through email, telephone communication and/or personal visitations with the student and his or her supervisor.

Means of Assessment

The student will receive a grade of MASTERY when ALL of the following are achieved:

  1. Successful completion of on-the-job experience as evaluated by work supervisor and instructor.
  2. Satisfactory completion of journal of the work experience.
  3. Satisfactory completion of report.

Learning Outcomes

The learner has demonstrated the ability to

  1. Complete three weeks of office work experience as it relates to her/his Office Administration Program specialty area in order to:
    • develop knowledge and skills of the business office;
    • confirm possible career interests;
    • increase confidence in her/his ability to perform efficiently and effectively and be accepted in an office environment; or
    • gain experience in an office environment.
  2. Maintain a journal throughout the work experience period which details the development of both transferable and program specific skills.
  3. Present a report to peers, faculty and other interested parties.

course prerequisites

Successful completion of all program-specific courses with a C or better

curriculum guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

course schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.


If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.