Overview

An administrative assistant plays a central role in today’s workplace whether in-person or virtually. This competency-based online program allows you to work and learn at your own pace, while receiving practical and applied training in word processing, accounting, spreadsheets, database and Internet searches, office procedures, communications and business calculations.

This hands-on learning program provides you with the skills and experience to tackle the job.

Admissions

  • A complete Manitoba Grade 12 or equivalent
  • English 40G/40S or equivalent
  • Consumer/Essential Mathematics 40S or equivalent

 

English is the language of instruction at Assiniboine. All applicants educated outside of Canada or in a country not on the test exempt list are expected to meet the English language proficiency requirement. See assiniboine.net/elp for more information. 

If you don’t meet these admission requirements please visit our adult learning page for more information on assessment of special circumstances.

Next Step

Apply now by visiting How to Register & Apply and complete the application form under "Apply to a Program". The program starts November 1, 2020.

Careers & Connections

Careers

Graduates may find work as virtual assistants or office managers, data entry clerks, general office clerks or administrative assistants among many other career opportunities. Tasks may include preparing correspondence, reports, statements and other material, operating office equipment, filing, answering phones, managing multiple schedules and other general clerical duties.

Connections

Students graduating from the Assistant Administrative program ,with a GPA of 3.0 or greater, may apply to Assiniboine’s Legal Administration, Medical Administration or Office Management diploma programs, and receive credit for year one. Students must apply for and commence studies with Assiniboine within five years of completing the Administrative Assistant Program.

 

Tools & Supplies

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At-Home Computing

For this program, you are expected to have access to a computer at home. It should have a webcam, microphone and internet access to enable remote learning for the theory portions of your programs.

At-Home Computing Information

Courses & Costs

To graduate with an Administrative Assistant certificate, students must successfully complete 63 credits.

Tuition, fees and Students’ Association fees total approximately $550/month. Students admitted into the program are required to make a $400 tuition deposit that will be credited towards their first month’s tuition in the program. Textbooks are not included in this tuition estimate. All fees are estimated and are subject to change without notice.

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Admin Assistant Accounting 1
ACCT-0048
6
Admin Assistant Accounting 2
ACCT-0049
6
Business Communication
COMM-0383
6
Business English
COMM-0382
6
Data Processing & Presentations
COMP-0596
6
Introduction to Excel
COMP-0594
6
Keyboarding and Documents
COMP-0593
6
Keyboarding Applications
COMP-0595
6
Office Procedures 1
OFAD-0025
6
Office Procedures 2
OFAD-0026
6
Practicum - ADMST
PRAC-0272
3

Courses can be selected on a monthly basis. Access to courses start by the first of the month. Selections must be communicated to the Program Coordinator, Ben Welsh, by the 20th of the month preceding the desired start date.

Students are given up to four (4) months to complete each course. If a course is completed earlier, the student may continue to another course or other courses that follow their study plan.

To see upcoming courses, please visit our Continuing Studies’ course catalogue. You must search by the course title/name, not by program name (e.g. Business Communication, not Administrative Assistant).

If you cannot find the course you are interested in, please contact Continuing Studies at Assiniboine directly at continuingstudies@assiniboine.net or 204.725.8725.

Fast Facts

Length
Up to 8 months
Program Start
Next intake November 2020
Credential
Certificate
Credits
63
Course Load
Part-time
Program Details
Continuing Studies
Continuing Studies
204.725.8725
800.862.6307 ext 6002 (toll free)
Locations