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 

Length:

6 months

 Tuition: $4,900.00

Offered:

September or February

 Fees: $150.00

Credits:

29.0

 Books $546.00

Credential:

Certificate

 Lab: $200.00

Format:

Full-time

 UPass: $246.00

Schedule:

Monday to Friday, 9am – 4pm

 Total Costs: $6,042.00

Practicum:

Four weeks

   

Career Path

After successfully completing a practicum placement, our graduates will be qualified for employment with non-profit agencies, private and First Nation organizations, 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
  • Minimum "C" grade in English 12
  • Minimum "C" grade in Math 11
  • Typing Test with minimum 20 words per minute
  • 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

Keyboarding and Speed Accuracy

OAC 135

Spreadsheets and Math OAC 155 Administrative Procedures

OAC 121

MS Word

OAC 145

Business English & Communications OAC 180 Job Search Techniques

OAC 133

Computer Applications

OAC 150

Interpersonal Relations

OAC 185

Practicum

 

This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

 

For more information, contact:

Admissions Department
(604) 873-3772 Ext. 328
admissions@necvancouver.org