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

Program Description 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.
CertificationsOffice Assistant Certificate
Learning ObjectivesUpon 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
PrerequisitesGrade 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
Program HoursClasses 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.
Career OpportunitiesUpon 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.
Materials RequiredPlease contact Admissions for a list of required textbooks
EvaluationStudents will be evaluated through assignments and tests. Each course is marked individually and requires 60% to pass
Completion RequirementsTo 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
Course #
Course Name

JS-121 Strategies for Success (Includes Basic Computer Applications) 25 CS-118 MS Outlook 25
CS-107MS Word Core50OS-310Business Math25
CS-110MS Excel Core50OS-201Office Procedures75
CS-114PowerPoint25OS-221Advanced Business Communications50
OS-100Keyboarding Lab (Students need to attain a min of 25wpm for program completion)JS-132Employment Development Strategies50
Total Hours
Course Duration: Weeks

Mission Statement

Educate, Empower, Employ

Educating individuals using up-to-date curriculum, Empowering them to take control of their future and become Employed in a career of their choice.