Certificate in Office Administration

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Program Overview

Managing an office needs a variety of skills that need to be learnt and mastered. This program focuses on teaching these skills to the students, so they are able to successfully carry out most of the office and administrative tasks like file management, using telephones and fax machines, organizing meetings and seminars. This program also includes 60 hours of practicum to give students valuable experience in an office setting.

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Obtain the skills you need to begin your career as an administrative professional by getting our Certificate in Office Administration. Get educated & prepared for a new career within 18 weeks.

Job Opportunities

  • Office Assistant
  • Office Secretary
  • Office Administrator


Earn up to $33.00* per hour as an Office Assistant
All wages are taken from the Canada Job Bank

Program Admission Requirements

Grade 12 or Mature Student Status (19 years of age or older)

For proof of English Language competency, Applicants whose first language is English need to provide proof of proficiency through the following:

  • Completion of grade 10 English.

Applicants whose first language is not English need to provide proof of the CLB Level 6 or more OR an equivalent English Language assessment test OR successfully complete the English Language Test and Interview conducted by College Authorities.

Other acceptable English test scores include:

  • IELTS Band score 5.5
  • CLB
  • Duolingo score of 85 or higher

Program Duration

18 weeks full-time (360 hours)

Course Outline

1. Keyboarding Skills 40
2. Advanced Keyboarding Skills 30
3. Customer Service and Communication 20
4. Accounting Fundamentals 1 40
5. Administrative Procedures 40
6. Office Skills 40
7. Computer Applications 40
8. Career Preparation 20
9. Office Simulation 30
10. Practicum 60
Total 360 hours

Fee Structure

1 Tuition Fee $3250 Domestic Students
2 Registration Fee $250
3 Course Material $250
Total $3750
1 Tuition Fee $5250 International Students
2 Registration Fee $250
3 Course Material $250
Total $5750

This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.

Financial Assistance

Western Community College offers a variety of financial aid opportunities to ease students’ stress and allow them to focus on their studies. If you need extra support, we have flexible funding to accommodate all our students, no matter their financial situation.

  • BC Student Loan
  • In-house Financing
  • Student Line of Credit
  • Scholarships

Our dedicated Financial Aid Officers will help you every step of the way.

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Why Study at Western Community College

  • Installment-based, low tuition fee.
  • 100% Practicum Placement
  • Weekday, weekend, and evening classes optionally available
  • Part-time or full-time class schedule
  • Free CLB preparation classes * Conditions Apply
  • Graduate employment rate: 97%

Admissions Contact Information

Mon – Sunday 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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