Program Description

In this 6-month Certificate program, learners prepare for an exciting career in office administration by increasing their skill level in computer applications, public speaking, interpersonal relations, and information management. In addition to skill development, employment preparation is also covered, including resume and cover letter writing, mock interviews, and job shadowing. Often students become immediately employed after successfully completing their practicum requirements.

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Program Summary

Tuition & Fees 


6 months

 Tuition: $4,900.00


September or February

 Fees: $150.00



 Books $546.00



 Lab: $200.00



 UPass: $246.00


Monday to Friday, 9am – 3pm

 Total Costs: $6,042.00


Four weeks


Career Path

Our graduates find jobs after successfully completing their practicum placements with different employers including non-profit agencies, First Nation governments, municipal, provincial, or federal governments, and crown corporations. These jobs may include:

  • Administrative Assistants
  • Office Coordinator
  • Receptionist
  • Project Administrator
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Remittance Clerk

Admission Requirements

High School Applicants

Mature Applicants

  • Grade 12 completion
  • English 12 “C” grade or higher
  • Math 10 or 11 with “C” grade or higher
  • Typing test – Minimum 20 WPM
  • Interview with Program Coordinator
  •  21 years old or older
  • Grade 12 or testing an equivalent level
  • Letter of intent
  • One year or more of relevant work experience
  • Completed written assessment
  • Completed math assessment
  • Typing test – Minimum 20 WPM
  • Interview with Program Coordinator

Course Listing

OAC 111

Business Documents and Accuracy

OAC 135

Spreadsheets and Business Math OAC 155 Administrative Procedures

OAC 121

Word Processing

OAC 145

Business English and Communications OAC 180 Job Search Techniques

OAC 133

Computer Applications

OAC 150

Interpersonal Communications

OAC 185

Office Work Experience


For more information, contact:

Admissions Department
(604) 873-3772 Ext. 328