Administrative Assistant Certificate

Administrative Assistant Certificate

For full details about this program, please attend a FREE INFORMATION SESSION. Click here for dates/times of upcoming information sessions.

OverviewPrerequisitesGraduation requirementsFuture employment
The Administrative Assistant program will provide the skills to succeed as an administrative assistant, receptionist or clerical worker in the corporate world.

The program includes the following courses:

  • Business Office Communications
  • Office Skills for Valuable Employees
  • Computer Keyboarding
  • Microsoft Word – Level 1
  • Microsoft Word – Level 2
  • Microsoft Excel – Level 1
  • Microsoft Excel – Level 2
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Workshop
  • Windows File Management
  • Job Search
  • Students with no computer experience should take a basic computer vourse before starting this program; we recommend our course Getting Started with Computers before enrolling in this program
To graduate, students must meet all the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of all program courses
  • Minimum net typing speed of 50 wpm

Part time students who have finished all the program courses must submit the following form to apply for graduation: Application for Graduation – Administrative Assistant Certificate (Part Time).

Graudates of this program can use their skills in a variety of corporate offices, including such positions as Administrative Assistant, Receptionist and Clerical.

The Job Search component will help transition students to their new career.

Current course offeringsRefund policy
Course costs are subject to change each term; future course offerings may charge different amounts.

The full time program is designed for students to want to study at an accelerated pace so they can graduate faster and start working sooner. The full time program runs for 8 weeks, with classes scheduled Monday through Thursday.

Course ID Course dates / times Course location Cost How to register
5555-2 January 23, 2017 to April 18, 2017
Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
48 sessions
Canada Way Education Centre
5310 Woodworth Street
$1660 Registration is now closed

The part time program is designed for students who need a flexible schedule, with classes schedules for evenings and weekends. The part time program takes a bit longer to complete, but it allows students to hold a full time job and study on the side. Students pay separately per course as they register. Credit may be given for equivalent courses taken at other schools (maximum 3 courses, proof required). The part time program can be completed in 1 to 3 years depending on the course load selected by each student.

Registration by phone or in person:

Register by phone
Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Burnaby CCE Office
5325 Kincaid Street
Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Burnaby South Secondary
5455 Rumble Street
Tue | Wed | Thu
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Burnaby Central Secondary
6011 Deer Lake Parkway
Tue | Thu
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt.

Fee payments originally made by credit card are credited back to the same card; for expired or invalid credit cards, refunds are made by cheque. Fee payments originally made by cash or cheque are made by cheque. Please allow 3 weeks for processing.

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