Administrative Office Assistant

Today’s job market demands up-to-date business skills.  In order to enter the workforce or change careers, you must have a solid foundation in basic computer, organizational and communication skills.  This program has been designed to prepare you for today’s office or for advance training.  If you would like to further specialize in this field, compliment your Administrative Office Assistant certificate with our bookkeeping or accounting program.

The Administrative Office Assistant Program offers 3 streams:

  • Administrative Office Assistant Certificate
  • Administrative Office Assistant Certificate: Financial Option Certificate
  • Administrative Office Assistant Certificate: Computer Accounting

Academic Requirements:

  • Completion of Grade 12 (or equivalent) or 19 years of age or older.

English Language Requirement:

  • Completion of English 12, or equivalent, or a satisfactory demonstration of written and verbal English ability as determined by the College.

Application Requirements:

  • Completion of Application form – Will be available shortly.
  • Current Resume
  • Statement of Interest

 

January Intake (2022)

  • Applications now open!
  • Applications will only be accepted for the base AOA program for January.
  • Applications must be received by December 10, 2021.

April Intake (2022)

  • Applications open in November!
  • Applications will be accepted for all three AOA program types.

September Intake (2022)

  • Applications open in March

Program Fees

Program Fees for January, 2022 are as follows:

  • Application Fee: $30
  • Deposit upon acceptance to the program: $100 per course registered.
  • Approximate Course Fees (including deposits):
    • AOA (General): $4,375
    • AOA (Finance): $4,664
    • AOA (Computer Accounting): $2,383
  • Book Fees extra – as required

Course Instalment Plans (CIPs) to pay program fees monthly, are available for students meeting certain conditions.  This program is not applicable for student loans.

Administrative Office Assistant - General

Course NameCourse Hours
Introduction to MS Windows
5
Business Systems & Proceudres22.5
Computer Keyboarding22
MS Word Level 1
25
MS Word Level 2
17.5
MS Excel Level 1
20
MS Excel Level 2
15
Business Communications22.5
MS PowerPoint
15
MS Access14
MS Outlook14
Employment Preparation
16
Social Media for Business10
Total Weeks:9

Administrative Office Assistant - Financial Stream

Course NameCourse Hours
Introduction to MS Windows
5
Business Systems & Proceudres22.5
Computer Keyboarding22
MS Word Level 1
25
MS Word Level 2
17.5
MS Excel Level 1
20
MS Excel Level 2
15
Business Communications22.5
MS PowerPoint
15
MS Access14
MS Outlook14
Employment Preparation
16
Social Media for Business10
Introduction to Computerized Accounting7.5
Bookkeeping 132
Total Weeks:11

Administrative Office Assistant - Computer Accounting

Course NameCourse Hours
Introduction to MS Windows
5
Bookkeeping 132
Accounting 224
Accounting 3
28
MS Excel Level 1
20
Sage 50 Level 1
18
Sage 50 Level 218
MS Excel Level 2 (optional)15
Employment Preparation (optional)16
Total Weeks:6

Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Time:  7:00 pm
Place: Online via Zoom

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022
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I haven’t used a computer in years.  Will this be an issue?

Not a problem!  Our courses are developed like building blocks to facilitate successful learning outcomes regardless of computer experience. All our Microsoft® level 1 courses start from the very basics and advance accordingly and many student excel in next level computer courses.  We also use Microsoft® certified manuals that are user friendly and very easy to follow.

I have been out of school for quite some time and am a bit worried about attending as a mature student.

 There is absolutely nothing to worry about as we have students of all ages, ranging from early 20’s to late 60’s, and welcome the diversity, experience and knowledge that all bring to our courses.  All our classes foster a warm, fun and inviting learning atmosphere.

What growth opportunities are there for an AOA?

Many who take the AOA program, advance their careers to become Executive Office Assistants, Office Supervisors or Managers.  The basic knowledge and essential skills learned in this program are also transferable to other positions or field of interest.

I’ve lost my job and/or am looking for a new career.  I would like to work in an office but have no experience.  Should I still consider this program? 

 Everyone has transferrable skills, that are valuable and essential, regardless of your previous job.  The key is to build on those, acquire new skills and knowledge to set yourself apart from the rest!

Does The AOA Certificate Expire?

No, the AOA Certificate does not expire.