• Office Administration Program (Online & Self-Paced)

    FACULTY OF BUSINESS - CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

     

    This program is delivered primarily via the Internet using a learning management system "Canvas". It includes other materials such as e-textbooks that are sent out to students. Students will study individually at their own pace with Instructor support.

     

    Study While You Work - You have a maximum of 16 weeks to complete the program (extensions may be available) and you can study in the privacy of your own home or learn on campus.

  • Program Overview

    Play a central role in operational success - explore a career in office administration. This program provides the knowledge and skills that prepare you for a rewarding office administration career.

     

    This online & self-paced Office Administration Certificate Program is a flexible program that allows you to choose when you study and work on your course materials with the ability to contact your instructor for any course assistance or questions. This option is for students who want a flexible full-time or part-time study option, or who are working around a current job or busy lifestyle.

     

    Study While You Work - You have a maximum of 16 weeks to complete the program (extensions may be available) and you can study in the privacy of your own home or learn on campus.

     

    In the Office Administration Certificate Program, you’ll learn how to organize meetings and travel arrangements, as well as plan conferences, research ideas and produce professional documents and reports. You’ll also develop your organizational skills, learn computer applications, and enhance your verbal and written communication skills as part of your studies.

     

    Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive Certification in Office Administration.

    Who is this program for?

    This program is designed for:

    • People who have several years of unrelated work experience, who are interested in exploring a career in Office Administration.
    • Individuals who are interested in entry-level supervisory or managerial office positions, as well as those who are currently in related positions and are seeking to improve their professional knowledge and skills in order to succeed in today's high technology office environments. 
    • Current/new graduates from university/college, and looking to jumpstart their journey in an office-type career.

    Contact an Academic Advisor for More Information Today!

    Employment Opportunities

    As a graduate of the Office Administration Program at First College, graduates are equipped with skills for a variety of jobs, such as Office Assistants/Administrator, Administrative Assistants, Clerical Support Staff, Data Entry Operators, File Clerks, Receptionists and IT Service Supporter in private enterprises, educational institutions, government agencies, medical facilities, insurance companies, law firms, financial institutions or accounting firms.

  • What can you expect to learn?

    You will learn to develop essential problem-solving, teamwork, decision-making and interpersonal skills. You will also learn business applications in keyboarding, bookkeeping and communications, as well as hands-on training using current word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database and desktop publishing software.

    Schedule and coordinate tasks, within specific deadlines and according to set priorities.

    Receive, process and distribute communications in the workplace to assist the flow of information.

    Operate and provide support related to the use of office equipment and technologies with Advanced Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access).

    Locate, file and retrieve documents and records from a variety of electronic and paper sources to support daily office operations.

    Record basic financial information using established document formats, procedures, and accounting software.

    Produce routine business documents using available technologies and established standards and formats.

    Use interpersonal and client service skills to respond to diversity and to support the vision and mission of the organization.

    Compile resources as well as services to prepare summary reports using executive support skills.

    Select and use information technologies to support communication with internal and external stakeholders.

    Assist in the organization and coordination of meetings and travel arrangements, as well as business writing, Internet research and report writing skills.

  • Program Information

    Admission Requirement

     

    First College admits applicants on a first-qualified basis, whereby applicants must meet one of the following two admission criteria:

     

    1. The student has graduated from grade 12 or equivalent (B.C. high school diploma, B.C. Adult Graduation Diploma, General Education Development) or an equivalent secondary school completion from another jurisdiction; or

     

    2. The student has mature student status (19 years of age or older).

     

    *First College admits applicants whose first language is not English. Applicants must submit evidence of the English Language Proficiency. Click Here for more details.

    Course Information:

     

    BUSI 110O Administrative Procedures (55 Hours)

    BUSI 102O Computer Essentials (55 Hours)

     

    Total: 110 Hours

    Delivery Method: Online & Self-Paced

     

    This program is delivered primarily via the Internet using a learning management system "Canvas". It includes other materials such as e-textbooks that are sent out to students. Students will study individually at their own pace with Instructor support.

     

    Once registered, students will receive detailed instructions about Canvas access from the Student Service Department. The Student Service Department will also offer IT services throughout the program.

     

    What is Canvas?

    Canvas is a course management system that supports online learning. It allows students to check grades, get course information, and submit their assignments online. Canvas at First College offers discussion boards for asynchronous discussions and chat rooms for live discussions. Students are able to stay in touch with their instructors and communicate with other students.

    This program does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch.

  • Office Administration Program Cost

    Affordable Tuition Fee

    Domestic

    Application Fee - $50.00 CAD
    Tuition Fee - $900.00 CAD
    Textbook Fee - $115.00 CAD


    Total Cost: $1,065.00 CAD

    International

    Application Fee - $150.00 CAD
    Tuition Fee - $900.00 CAD
    Textbook Fee - $115.00 CAD

    Total Cost: $1,165.00 CAD

  • 2021/2022 Date and Schedule

    This program has continuous enrollment. To start your program today, please contact an Academic Advisor for more details at enrollment@firstcollege.ca or (778) 478-6611.

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