ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE
The Administrative Assistant program will provide the skills to succeed as an administrative assistant, receptionist or clerical worker in the corporate world.
PART TIME PROGRAM – The part time program is designed for students who need a flexible schedule, with classes scheduled for evenings and weekends. The part time program allows students to hold a full time job or take care of their children during the day 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. Course costs are subject to change each term; future course offerings may charge different amounts.
PROGRAM CURRICULUM – The program includes the following courses:
- Business Office Communications
- Office Skills for Valuable Employees
- Computer Keyboarding
- Windows File Management
- Microsoft Word – Level 1
- Microsoft Word – Level 2
- Microsoft Excel – Level 1
- Microsoft Excel – Level 2
- Microsoft PowerPoint Workshop
- Microsoft Access – Introduction
- Microsoft Outlook
It is advisable that students have completed grade 12 English or are working towards it.
It is recommended that the first course students take is ‘Computer Keyboarding’ so they know what their baseline typing speed is and can continue to improve upon it while taking other courses.
To graduate, students must meet all the following requirements:
- Successful completion of all program courses
- Minimum net typing speed of 45 wpm
Part time students who have finished all the program courses must submit the following form to apply for graduation: Application for Admin Assistant certificate
Graduates of this program can use their skills in a variety of corporate offices, including such positions as Administrative Assistant, Receptionist and Clerical.