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 instructions. An admissions interview will be administered to determine if the applicant has the required interest, motivation, and entry-level skills to take this program. Full-time students must attend the required hours per week as per the course schedule and may do so at times convenient to them.
The Administrative Assistant diploma program introduces students to office administration and its many facets in the business world. This program provides graduates with the necessary skills to compile, verify, record, and process forms and documents, such as applications, agreements, and letters, in accordance with established procedures, guidelines, and schedules. Students will have the opportunity to learn today’s most popular office software applications.
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Skilled Administrative Assistants are in great demand in both large corporations and small independent businesses. All employers in all industry sectors require staff that possess strong office and software-related skills to perform their administrative functions. Administrative Assistants may move into supervisory office positions as their careers progress.
Upon completion of the Administrative assistant program the participant must demonstrate the following core competencies:
Minimum 40 words per minute (WPM)
Basic level of proficiency in a Windows operating system
Advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft Word
Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel
Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Access
Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint
Office Procedures Level 1 and Level 2, Internet Fundamentals, Personal Computer Fundamentals for End Users, basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, and Basic Bookkeeping Level 1 and Level 2
Customer Service, Business Math, Business Correspondence Level 1 and Level 2, and Grammar Essentials for Business Writing
Job Readiness/Employability Skills
Job Search & Résumé Writing
C$28,572 – C$51,529 (Information from PayScale Canada)
Tuition fees include all materials and student manuals. Financial assistance may be available to qualified students.
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