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Business Office Assistant

Business Office Assistant

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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

The objective of this program is to provide the student with opportunities to acquire and apply the knowledge of business concepts and office skills to meet the demands of today’s business environment. Students are required to take some elective courses from prescribed study areas.


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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.
  • Operating Systems
    Intermediate level of proficiency in one Windows operating system.
  • Word Processing
    Complete three word processing credits.
  • Spreadsheet Management
    Intermediate level of proficiency in one spreadsheet application.
  • Database Management
    Basic level of proficiency in one database application.
  • Graphics/Presentations
    Basic level of proficiency in one graphics/ presentation application.
  • Office Skills
    Basic level of proficiency in conventional office procedures.
  • Business Skills
    Complete customer service and workplace success/intrapreneurship or management fundamentals.
  • Office Simulations
    Complete two sets of practical exercises and drills.
  • Job Search & Résumé Preparation

Elective Courses

  • Office Skills
  • Office Skills
  • Word Processing
  • Database Management
  • Spreadsheets
  • Graphics/Presentations
  • Computerized Accounting
  • Operating Systems
  • Program Type:Diploma
  • Anticipated salary:C$29,529 - C$51,543
  • (Information from PayScale Canada)
  • Program Duration:33 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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