Office Assistant Certificate Program

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

This program is offered only in Prince George

The Office Assistant Certificate is one of our most popular programs. This 17-week program is meant to help graduates get an entry level position in an office environment, including front reception, executive assistant, and more. Graduates of our program have gone on to be employed as front reception, sales representatives, and executive assistants.

  • Program Description
  • Certifications
  • Learning Objectives
  • Prerequisites
  • Program Hours
  • Career Opportunities
  • Materials Required
  • Evaluation
  • Completion Requirements
The Office Assistant Certificate Program prepares the student for an entry level position in an office environment. All functions of the modern office are covered, including Microsoft Office applications, Business Communication, Office Procedures, Records Management and Business Math.
Office Assistant Certificate
Upon successful completion of the program, students will have learned all the skills required to run the modern office capably and professionally. The student should be able to perform data entry, word processing, clerical skills, office administration, and other computer duties related to an automated office environment. They will be proficient in MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS PowerPoint, Office Procedures, Business Communications, Records Management, and Business Math
Grade 12 or equivalent OR who have reached the age of 19 years prior to the start of their program. Successful completion of the admissions interview, and passing an entrance test
Classes are scheduled for a mandatory five hours per day, five days a week. Class time is scheduled from 9:00 – 2:30 daily with additional lab time after class. It is highly recommended that all students plan to spend a minimum of six hours a day at the Centre. Students will need to achieve a minimum typing speed of 25 wpm during the duration of the program.
Upon successful completion the graduate is prepared to enter the work force as an office clerk, receptionist, office assistant, administrative assistant, office manager, executive assistant, as well as many other possibilities.
Please contact Admissions for a list of required textbooks
Students will be evaluated through assignments and tests. Each course is marked individually and requires 60% to pass
To be eligible for graduation, students must have completed all courses in the program with a minimum passing grade of 60% and meet all attendance and financial requirements.

Program Outline

Note: The order in which you take your courses may NOT be the same as listed below.

Course Course Name Hours
JS-121
Strategies for Success (Includes Basic Computer Applications)
25
CS-107
MS Word Core
50
CS-110
MS Excel Core
50
CS-114
PowerPoint
25
OS-100
Keyboarding Lab (Students need to attain (a min of 25wpm for program completion)
CS-118
MS Outlook
25
OS-310
Business Math
25
OS-201
Office Procedures
75
OS-221
Advanced Business Communications
50
JS-132
Employment Development Strategies
50
Total Hours
425
Course Duration: Weeks
17

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