OLT072 - OSLT Business Accounting

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Subject Title
OSLT Business Accounting

Subject Description
This course focuses on the language and socio-cultural communication requirements of accounting- and finance-related occupations at CLB 6 to 8. The course addresses the language and communication skills needed to find and share information with others; communicate using technology such as telephone and email; manage interactions with colleagues, clients and business associates; introduce yourself in work- related situations; undertake employment and work-related interviews; and network effectively. Sector background knowledge and culture relevant to the workplace context in Ontario are explicitly addressed in communication practice tasks.

Credit Status

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

Unit 1   Working in Accounting and Finance
•   Describe professional background, experience and goals in language appropriate for accounting and finance
    occupations in Ontario.
•   Introduce yourself appropriately in a professional context.
Unit 2   Gathering and Sharing Information
•   Ask common questions related to collecting information clearly, accurately and appropriately.
•   Orally present an idea in an organized, clear and persuasive manner.
•   Understand and complete a standard form accurately
Unit 3   Communicating Using Technology
•   Open, participate in and close telephone calls clearly and appropriately.
•   Record a professional voicemail message.
•   Write an effective, clear and appropriate email.
Unit 4   Managing Interactions
•   Engage appropriately and effectively in small talk interactions.
•   Use appropriate communication strategies to manage a concern or conflict.
•   Participate effectively in meetings.
Unit 5   Moving Forward in Accounting and Finance
•   Introduce yourself in an interview or networking context.
•   Make effective and appropriate presentations in an interview or networking situation.

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.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

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.

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.

Student Progression and Promotion Policy


Grading Policyhttp://www.senecacollege.ca/about/policies/grading-policy.html

A+90%  to  100%
A80%  to  89%
B+75%  to  79%
B70%  to  74%
C+65%  to  69%
C60%  to  64%
D+55%  to  59%
D50%  to  54%
F0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/about/policies/academics-and-student-services.html) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices..

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