Office Assistant

As an office assistant, you routinely perform secretarial duties such as drafting letters. You make appointments with customers or colleagues and you keep the agenda. You answer the phone, connect, and often handle questions yourself. An office assistant ensures that other people can do their job properly.

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Retention

124+

Countries & Territories

1:10

Student To Faculty

93%

Degree Completion

47%

Referrals

20.000+

Students enrolled

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

• Copy of Junior Secondary Education Diploma (MAVO)
• Copy of ID card or Passport
• Proof of residency

DIPLOMA

After successful completion, you will receive an internationally accredited diploma.

CAREER

You are responsible for collecting data and keeping the agenda. In addition, you receive and speak to customers/visitors. In this way, you know exactly what is going on in a company or organization. In addition, you help the manager with planning and organizing meetings, conferences, and gatherings. You also keep the minutes. This describes exactly what was said and agreed upon during the meeting or meeting.

ADVANCED ONLINE LEARNING

At SMART you will experience the ease of studying in a fun and effective way. The teaching material is very interactive and enriched with real-life (business) cases, practical examples, videos, quizzes, extra explanations, and various educational exercises. We aim to prepare our students for the new world of innovation.

Duration: 36 months
Start: January 10th, 2022!

Pricing: US$ 2.500 p/year
(Caribbean students)
US$ 6.450 p/year
(Non-Caribbean students)

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4/5 days of lessons

a week

8 - 10 hours of self-study

weekly

EDUCATIONAL VISION

Everyone feels welcome at the SMART Suriname courses and everyone belongs. The teachers do everything they can to guide you through your studies in a way that suits you. This requires your involvement and active commitment. Together we make education.

Characteristic of the education of SMART Suriname is the attention to:

• The knowledge base of the training
• Practical assignments
• Your own professional identity

All these elements are always discussed during the training. At the start of your study, the emphasis is on developing knowledge and skills, but practicality is also discussed immediately. You learn to tackle real professional issues, in collaboration with fellow students, lecturers and professionals from the field. First you get a lot of guidance from your teacher, later you take matters into your own hands. During your studies you get to know yourself better and you discover what your unique qualities are as a professional.

FIRST YEAR

As a 3-year full-time program, the program has an average study load of 40 hours per week. You attend lectures on average four days a week and you also work on projects and practical components. Each academic year is divided into four periods of 11/12 teaching weeks. In the first year you will have lectures, projects, group assignments and exams. In addition, you focus on sharpening your skills, such as in the field of communication.

SECOND YEAR

During the second year you get more specialization sessions than in the first year. So now you go deep into the material. You will attend lectures during your studies. You also carry out practical assignments, alone or with your fellow students.

THIRD YEAR

In the third year, the focus will only be on 'Office Assistant'. You will also spend a lot of time on practical assignments and your graduation report.

SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE

Guidance
Not quite sure what you want to study yet? Request an advisory meeting with one of our study advisers. We are happy to help you with your choice.


Support
In our support we make you aware of your capabilities, opportunities and challenges. Sometimes it becomes apparent during or even before the training that you have difficulty with a certain subject. Then it is useful to brush up on your knowledge of this. As a student, you will be assigned a coach (teacher) who will guide you through your studies and monitor your study progress. You can also contact the Student Affairs Office for support with specific problems.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

The following subjects will be covered during the Bachelor program

• Effective communication skills
• Basic Dutch
• Basic English
• Basic Finances
• Basic ICT skills
• Planning and organizing
• Time Management skills
• Business correspondence
• Advisory skills
• Basic Office Management skills
• Customer service
• Taking minutes and reporting

CAREER INVESTMENT

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

To take part in a study program, you will be required to pay a tuition fee. The tuition fee is split into two categories:

Statutory tuition fee
The statutory fee is US$ 2.500,- p/y (including registration fee and study material fee).
The statutory fee is a subsidized amount, especially for Caribbean students. You will be eligible for the statutory fee if you have the nationality of the following islands or countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Barthelemy, Grenada, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Aruba, Curacao, Sint Maarten, Panama, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, The Bahamas, Saba, and Sint Eustatius.

Institutional tuition fee
The institutional fee is US$ 6.450,- p/y (including registration fee and study material fee).
Students who do not meet the requirements for the statutory fee, pay the institutional fee. The institutional fee is not subsided and is, therefore, higher than the statutory fee.

FLEXIBLE PAYMENT PLAN

WHAT IS THE PRICE IN INSTALLMENTS?

SMART Caribbean offers flexible payment plans that allow students to spread the costs of their tuition fee in 4 installments per year.

Quarter 1 = US$ 910,- (Includes the registration fee that is paid once a year).

Quarter 2, 3 and 4 = US$ 580,- per quarter

PAYMENT METHOD

HOW CAN I PAY?

Payments are accepted by bank transfer, or by debit and credit card via one of our payment partners – Stripe and PayPal.
If you have any queries regarding payment options, please send us an e-mail at [email protected]

SMART Caribbean is not affected by COVID-19 and continues without disruption

ASIC ACCREDITED

Accreditation Service for International schools, colleges and Universities (ASIC) is an independent UK quality assurance body specialising in the institutional accreditation of education providers worldwide. ASIC operates in over 60 countries working with institutions, and governments, to improve the quality of their education provision.