Office Administration

CampusStart Date
MonctonSeptember 2018
Saint JohnSeptember 2018
Saint JohnJanuary 2018

Program Overview

Office Administrators ensure that businesses run smoothly. They are organized individuals who use their enhanced communication skills to create a professional work environment. You’ll learn word processing, data entry, spreadsheet, and accounting software applications. Our training and workplace experience will also provide you with expert problem solving, managerial, and interpersonal skills. Job opportunities exist in numerous settings as skilled administrators are always needed to meet business goals and keep operations on track.


The requirements for this certificate program may be achieved within one academic year of full-time study.

Admission Requirements

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  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency

    (NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies)

    Career Possibilities

    You will be well prepared for employment in computerized office environments where the knowledge of various office systems, and skills in a variety of software packages, is required. You will also have the necessary foundation required to expand your skills. Because graduates have been thoroughly trained in key administrative skills required in business today, they have great success finding employment related to their training.

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    NOC Codes

    1241 - Administrative assistants
    1411 - General office support workers
    1422 - Data entry clerks
    1432 - Payroll clerks

    What you will learn

    • Business Writing
    • Business Mathematics
    • Accounting – manual and computerized
    • Word Processing and document formatting
    • Spreadsheets
    • Databases
    • Records Management
    • Keyboarding
    • Interpersonal Communication
    • Customer Service

    Specific Considerations

    Credits from the Office Administration certificate program can be applied directly to other Office Administration program options. Some course credits can also be applied directly to the Business Administration diploma programs.

    The Office Administration program is a "Learning Integrated Virtually Everywhere" (L.I.V.E) program that requires the use of a notebook computer as part of the learning experience. Your notebook computer should meet minimum technical specifications to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. See here for more information: L.I.V.E. (Learning Integrated Virtually Everywhere).

    Please note that some textbook instruction for program courses is written for PC systems and students with MAC devices may not be able to follow this instruction step-by-step.

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