Academy of Learning Career College BC

Administrative Assistant


Program Highlights

This program prepares students to enter and progress in the field of Entrepreneurial Business Applications. Upon graduation, the student will have the knowledge to meet the challenges of today’s highly competitive world with the skills required by employers or to operate their own small business.

Career Opportunities

As more employers acquire word processing equipment and programs, the labour market for skilled Administrative Assistants grows. Administrative Assistants may move into supervisory office positions as their careers progress.


Upon completion of the program the participant must demonstrate the following core competencies:

  • Keyboarding
    Minimum 40 words per minute (WPM).

  • Operating Systems
    Basic level of proficiency in a Windows operating system

  • Office Skills
    Personal Computer Fundamentals for End Users, Office Procedures Levels 1 and 2, Internet Fundamentals, and basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Outlook

  • Word Processing
    Advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft Word

  • Spreadsheets
    Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel

  • Graphics/Presentation
    Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint

  • Simulations and Drills
    Practical Applications – 2 Units

  • Database Management
    Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Access

  • Business Skills
    Business Correspondence Levels 1 and 2, Customer Service, and Grammar Essentials for Business Writing

  • Job readiness/Employability Skills
    Job Search and Résumé Writing and Thought Patterns for a Successful Career

Program Type:

Anticipated salary:
$28,212 - $51,357
(Information from PayScale Canada)

Program Duration:
35 weeks

Program Notes:
Financial assistance may be available to those who qualify.

Program Category:

Admission Requirements

Grade 12 or equivalent or Mature Student Status. Courses are open to any applicant who possesses a good command of the English language and is able to follow instruction. Full-time students must attend the required hours per week as per the course schedule and may do so at times convenient to them.


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International Student Hotline: 778-913-8888 📱