Office Administration Program

Want a great job in an office? Get the skills employers look for. After ten months of training in the Office Administration  program, you can be a top candidate for your dream job. You'll learn the latest office technology, and you'll build a foundation of administrative skills.

You will become a superstar in:

  • Microsoft Office
  • business English
  • office procedures
  • communications strategies
  • keyboarding
  • and more!

Currently, we offer the administrative assistant certificate at the Cowichan and Nanaimo campuses beginning in September and the legal administrative assistant certificate at the Nanaimo campus beginning in September.

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions section and Apply today.

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Join us at an info session

We offer information sessions on the last Monday of each month at 4 to 5 pm.  The chair of the program is happy to answer your questions. 
Please join via Zoom:

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

Passcode: 580163

Meeting ID: 692 2970 1186

You can also contact the chair to get more information at

Explore our Certificates

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Administrative Assistant Certificate - Classes Begin in September

The administrative assistant certificate gives students with the administrative and software skills that employers are looking for.

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Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate - Classes Begin in September

The legal administrative assistant certificate offers skills in legal procedures and legal documents and introduces students to areas of litigation, family law and divorce, corporate, wills and estates, and conveyancing.  

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Accounting Assistant Certificate - Not Being Offered in 2023/24

The accounting assistant certificate provides training for anyone wanting to work in an office where both bookkeeping skills and clerical skills are in demand.

Classes begin in September each year.

  • Nanaimo Campus: September 5, 2023
  • Cowichan Campus: September 5, 2023

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Program Costs, Admission Requirements, and Other Info

See Office Administration Program details regarding current fees, prerequisites, start dates, and course info.

(All fees are subject to change without prior notice.)