Administrative Assistant Certificate

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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

FULL TIME PROGRAM – 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 9 weeks plus a practicum, with classes scheduled Monday through Thursday.

PART TIME PROGRAM – 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. 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 (*NEW COURSE*)
  • Job Search (required for full-time students only)

PREREQUISITES

Students should meet all the following prerequisites before registering:

  • Students with no computer experience should take a basic computer course before starting this program; we recommend our course Getting Started with Computers before enrolling in this program

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

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


FUTURE EMPLOYMENT

Graduates 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.

Registration by phone or in person
Register by phone
604-296-6901

Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Burnaby CCE Office
5325 Kincaid Street
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Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Burnaby South Secondary
5455 Rumble Street
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Tue | Wed | Thu
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Burnaby Central Secondary
6011 Deer Lake Parkway
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Tue | Thu 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

All office locations are closed on statutory holidays.

Refund policy

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.

Cancelled classes
When a class is cancelled by Burnaby CCE, a full refund will be issued.

Full time certificate / diploma programs
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received at least 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $100 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. For a refund request received less than 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $200 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received after classes begin. Please see individual course descriptions for exceptions.

Part time certificate / diploma programs
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received at least 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $25 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. For a refund request received less than 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $50 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received after classes begin. Please see individual course descriptions for exceptions.

General interest courses that are 1 session long
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received at least 24 hours before the start of the class, a 20% processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received less than 24 hours before the start of the class.

General interest courses that are 2 or more sessions long
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received before the second session of the course, a 20% processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received after the second session of the course.