Be workplace ready with emerging skills as an office administrator through our online Office Administration & Technology Certificate programs - Office Assistant and Bookkeeping. Learn everything from proficient typing to basic accounting fundamentals and practices. Learn up-to-date software, develop your communication skills and customer service techniques.
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Office Administration & Technology – Office Assistant
Full-time, Online, Six months
The Office Assistant program will give students competency in touch typing, computer applications such as Word and Excel, accounting fundamentals, professional document production, various communication skills, interpersonal and employability skills, and a broad overview of the office environment. Office technology is utilized throughout the program to provide hands-on practical experience.
Fully fundable: This program allows students to study full-time to complete a credential in six months to meet current office employment requirements. Check out StudentAidBC
Continue your training: Students that complete the six-month Office Assistant certificate continue on to complete the Advanced Bookkeeping Certificate.
Office Administration & Technology – Bookkeeping
Part-time, Online, Nine months
The Bookkeeping program will give students competency in touch typing, computer applications such as basic Word and Excel, professional document production, communication skills, interpersonal and employability skills, accounting and payroll fundamentals, and computerized accounting software experience.
Flexible learning: This program allows potential students to study part time to update their employability skills while balancing their current commitments and responsibilities.
Themes Emerging Through Courses
Program outcomes interrelate:
The courses complement one another and are presented in a progressive pattern, allowing the students to build on their knowledge and practice skills to enhance learning throughout the program. All courses are, however, independent of one another. Students could elect to enrol in one or more courses (qualifying through skills assessment) without completion of the certificate.
Applying your Knowledge
Upon successful completion of this program, learners will be able to:
Demonstrate standard administrative skills.
Demonstrate workplace related collaborative skills.
Explain the legal responsibilities of office personnel in providing a safe and healthy workplace environment.
Demonstrate emerging employability skills.
Outline the importance of ethical and professional behaviours and conduct themselves accordingly in an academic environment.
Demonstrate basic numeracy skills.
Apply entry level accounting principles/practices as required.
Use technology and software applications to industry standards.
Communicate professionally in various formats to a variety of stakeholders.
Explain basic customer service theories and techniques.
Enhance your current position or open doors to new opportunities with these sought-after college credentials. Have a competitive edge with local organizations hiring professionals with these vital skills.
Take this program if you are:
A team player
A good communicator