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Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant

Program Info:

Admission Requirements

Grade 12 or equivalent or Mature Student Status. Courses are open to any applicant who possesses a good command of the English language and is able to follow instruction. Full-time students must attend the required hours per week as per the course schedule and may do so at times convenient to them.

Program Highlights

This program introduces students to wordprocessing and its many applications in the business world. Skilled Administrative Assistants are in great demand by both large corporations and small independent businesses. Students will have the opportunity to learn today's most popular wordprocessing software applications.


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Career Opportunities

As more employers acquire word processing equipment and programs, the labour market for skilled Administrative Assistants grows. Administrative Assistants may move into supervisory office positions as their careers progress.

CORE COURSES

Upon completion of the program the participant must demonstrate the following core competencies:

  • Keyboarding
    Minimum 40 words per minute (WPM).
  • Operating Systems
    Basic level of proficiency in a Windows operating system
  • Office Skills
    Personal Computer Fundamentals for End Users, Office Procedures Levels 1 and 2, Internet Fundamentals, and basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Outlook
  • Word Processing
    Advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft Word
  • Spreadsheets
    Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Graphics/Presentation
    Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Simulations and Drills
    Practical Applications – 2 Units
  • Database Management
    Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Access
  • Business Skills
    Business Correspondence Levels 1 and 2, Customer Service, and Grammar Essentials for Business Writing
  • Job readiness/Employability Skills
    Job Search and Résumé Writing and Thought Patterns for a Successful Career
  • Program Type: Diploma
  • Anticipated salary:C$28,212 - C$51,357
  • (Information from PayScale Canada)
  • Program Duration:35 Weeks
  • Program Notes:Tuition fees include all materials and student manuals. Financial assistance may be available to qualified students.
  • Program Category:Business
  • Program Syllabus:Click to Download
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