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Administrative Assistant
Administrative Assistant Certificate
Administrative Assistant Certificate

Administrative Assistant Certificate

  • ID:VCC10001
  • Level:1-Year Post-Secondary Certificate
  • Duration:
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Fees (CAD)

* Student union, College initiative, Campus resource, Medical & Dental , U-PASS, Graduation

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Admission Requirements

Entry requirement

  • Grade 12 graduation or equivalent.

  • International applicants must be 17 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school

  • A tested keyboarding speed of a minimum of 25 gross words per minute on a 5-minute test with a maximum of 5 errors using the touch-typing method (using the appropriate fingers for each key on the keyboard and not looking at your fingers as you type)

English requirement

  • English 12, or

  • Administrative Assistant Certificate

  • Overall 80 Listening 20 Speaking 20 Reading 20 Writing 20

  • Overall 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)

  • Listening 7 Speaking 7 Reading 7 Writing 7

  • English 12 (C)

  • Three credits of Undergraduate English (55%)

  • 15 (PW 3.2)

  • A2

Other requirements


  • Personal hygiene, grooming and appearance acceptable to a business office

  • Good finger and hand dexterity for operating office equipment and machines

  • Good command of oral and written English

  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions

Course Information

Students learn secretarial skills, the latest advances in office technology, and are trained to work as administrative assistants in a variety of industries. From effective oral and written communications and time management techniques to the latest computer word processing, spreadsheet, and graphics software, students also learn practical skills working alone and in groups. Lessons include videos, demonstrations, guest lectures, and field trips as well as real work experience.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

New technology is changing the role of an administrative assistant in today’s office. Graduates of this program may choose careers requiring not only traditional secretarial skills, but also the ability to use the latest advances in office technology. The scope of job opportunities for administrative assistants is vast and growing—all organizations require skilled support. Employment may be found in industry and the fields of manufacturing, finance, insurance, real estate, hospitality, transportation, government agencies, and service organizations.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance: CAD 600/ year

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