Administrative Assistant


The Administrative Assistant Diploma program introduces students to office administration and its many facets in the business world.  The program provides graduates with the necessary skills to compile, verify, record, and process forms and documents, such as applications, agreements, and letter, in accordance with established procedures, guidelines, and schedules. Students will also have the opportunity to learn today’s most popular office software applications.

DURATION: 28 weeks


  • The skills to perform a variety of administrative and clerical functions.
  • The knowledge to be able to prepare reports.
  • The ability to assist with overall department functions.


Grade 12 or equivalent or Mature Student Status. Courses are open to any applicant who possesses a good command of the English language and can follow instructions. Applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency.

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.


Skilled Administrative Assistants are in great demand by both large corporations and small independent businesses. All employers, in all industry sectors, require staffs that possess strong office and software related skills to perform administrative functions.


Anticipated salary: C$28,572 – C$51,529 (Information from PayScale Canada)
Program Category: Business

Program Syllabus: Click to Download

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