Administrative Professional

CampusStart DateTuition/Fees
MiramichiSeptember 2023 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International
Fredericton September 2023 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International
Saint JohnSeptember 2023 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International
Saint JohnJanuary 2024 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International
MonctonSeptember 2023 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International

Program Overview

In an ever-evolving, fast-paced world where technology enables change in the blink of an eye, administrative professionals play a key role in ensuring that businesses run like clockwork. These adept individuals—well-oiled masters of efficiency—create a professional and highly organized work environment by utilizing the unique and invaluable skills they possess.

In this program, not only will you develop your knowledge of word processing, data entry, spreadsheet, and accounting software applications, but through our comprehensive training and workplace experience, you will learn to hone your problem solving, managerial, and interpersonal skills.

Skilled administrative professionals are highly sought in a wide array of business settings to meet organizational goals and keep businesses’ operations on track, so enroll today to learn, train, and count yourself as part of this versatile and accomplished group of business professionals.


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 or Essential Skills Achievement Pathway: Post-Secondary Entry High School Diploma

    NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies
    International Student Admission Equivalencies

    Career Possibilities

    Our Administrative Professional certificate program will open doors to careers in a diverse array of businesses and industries. You will graduate fully equipped to delve into the workforce in a computerized office environment setting, where your knowledge of various office systems and skills in a variety of software packages are in high demand. This program lays the foundation and develops the core competencies that will allow you to start your career as a successful administrative professional and to expand your skills and grow.

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    Specific Considerations

    Credits from the Administrative Professional certificate program can be applied directly to other Administrative Professional program options.

    Technology Requirements
    NBCC is a connected learning environment. All programs require a minimum specification, including access to the internet and a laptop. Your computer should meet your program technology requirements to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. Free wifi is provided on all campuses.

    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.

    Areas of Study

    • Business Communications
    • Accounting – manual and computerized
    • Document Formatting and Word Processing
    • Spreadsheets
    • Records and Database Management
    • Professional Office Skills
    • Computer Applications
    • Client Service

    Program Courses

    Course curriculum for this program is still under development. Once the courses have been finalized, they will be posted here. Courses are subject to change.

    NOC Codes

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

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