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48-Week Executive Assistant Training Program in BC

Executive Assistants are administrative professionals who support an organization’s executive or another high-level administrator. They perform various office management duties, provide clerical support and often handle tasks that have a direct effect on the success of the business, such as training staff.

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Become a Qualified Executive Assistant

This program prepares you to enter and grow in the secretarial field. Upon graduation, the new Executive Assistant is able to meet the challenges of the new millennium with the skills most urgently required by employers. And with Academy of Learning, each graduate will attain a sense of achievement while creating the foundation of a successful career. Our curriculum provides skill-building and practical training through relevant core courses, delivered through our innovative Integrated Learning System™ (ILS).

Successful graduates will have advanced to expert level skills in typing, the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook), business correspondence and office procedures, basic graphics and web skills, and an understanding of management.

AOLCC’s Integrated Learning System™

All courses in our programs are delivered through our unique Integrated Learning System™ (ILS). Through ILS, you will develop a true proficiency in each topic, no matter your age or skill level upon enrolment. Our learning coaches are with you every step of the way to provide individualized assistance and encouragement in a supportive and non-competitive learning environment. Here’s how it works:

  • You only advance to the next course when you are confident that you have mastered one topic and are ready to move on to the next
  • You participate in hands-on exercises, tasks and practice exams that test your knowledge and give you confidence
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Career Opportunities

In the corporate environment, a skilled Executive Assistant can be an invaluable member of the management team. Opportunities and compensation are better than ever in this area. This type of position may lead into the management stream for those who perform well and possess the skills.

Here are just some of the Executive Assistant jobs in British Columbia!

Duties and Responsibilities of an Executive Assistant:

  • Meticulous attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills
  • Responsible to upper management for maintaining, editing, and processing reports, budgets and statistical research, etc.
  • May supervise other secretarial or clerical staff.

Personal Attributes Required

  • Good Client/Customer Skills
  • Good Interpersonal Skills
  • Good Organizational Skills
  • Self-Motivated
  • Ability to Work Independently
  • Excellent Presentation Skills

Program Outline

Minimum 55 words per minute (WPM)
Operating Systems and Computer Skills
Expert understanding of Windows, Personal Computers, Internet Fundamentals for Business
Word Processing
Expert level proficiency with Microsoft Word
Advanced level proficiency with Microsoft Excel
Database Management
Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Access
Presentation Software
Intermediate level proficiency with Microsoft Publisher and Advanced level proficiency with Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Skills
Office Procedures Levels 1 &2, Microsoft Outlook, Customer Service, Business Correspondence Levels 1 & 2, Grammar Essentials for Business Writing, Management Fundamentals
Graphics & Web Skills
Adobe Photoshop Basics, Dreamweaver 1
Employability Skills
Job Search and Résumé Writing, Thought Patterns For A Successful Career


48 Weeks

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