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Office Administration Assistant certificate

Our Office Administration Assistant certificate program gives students the administrative, clerical and communication skills to work in any office environment. A strong knowledge of administrative and office procedures provides a great stepping-stone towards further career opportunities for those with motivation and ambition. Our curriculum provides skill-building and practical training through relevant core courses, delivered through our innovative Integrated Learning System™ (ILS).

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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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Program Outcomes

Our program prepares students to:

  • Answer telephone calls and greet and attend to visitors
  • Schedule appointments, book meetings, seminars and conferences and manage office calendars
  • Handle incoming and outgoing mail, email and faxes
  • Perform basic bookkeeping duties
  • Use Microsoft programs to maintain business correspondence and create word processing documents, spreadsheets and presentations
Program Duration

Be career-ready in just 21 weeks!

Career Opportunities

Potential positions include administrative assistant, office administrator, administrative support worker, general office assistant, personal secretary and more.

Economic Outlook

The economic outlook for office administration assistants and other office support workers in B.C. will continue to grow at a steady pace in the next decade. This field provides ample opportunities to transition into intermediate and supervisory positions with time, motivation and dedication.

Program Outline

Minimum 25 words per minute (WPM)
Operating Systems
Basic level of proficiency in a Windows operating system
Word Processing
Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Word
Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel
Database Management
Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Access
Business Skills
Business Correspondence Level 1
Office Skills
Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Bookkeeping Level 1 and Level 2, and Office Procedures Level 1
Sage 50 premium Accounting
Job Readiness/Employability Skills
Job Search and Resume Writing


21 Weeks

Expected Wage Range

$29,529 - $51,543*

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