Office Administration, Certificate

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Program at a glance



Area of Study


Study options



Work experience

Co-op / internship

Open to International



Eight months

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Office Administration students

Start your career as an office professional

Start in September!

The Office Administration program provides you with real-world skills and intensive business software training to get started in a career as an administrative professional. You will gain an in-depth exposure, as an end-user, of the technologies required for today’s modern office.

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After Graduation

As a graduate, you are prepared for employment in entry-level administrative to executive assistant positions as well as self-employment opportunities.

Graduates of the program may choose to complete specialized training in a number of areas, as this program ladders directly into additional credentials within the legal administration field.

You will also have a foundation to further study with Camosun's business administration diploma or Bachelor of Business Administration. Talk to an Academic Advisor to learn more about your options.

You may be able to use courses taken in this program in other credentials in the School of Business or the College.

Information Sessions

The School of Business Information Sessions are a great way to learn more about a program and to get your questions answered by faculty and staff.

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Graduate career ready

You will learn business communications, financial management, information management and workplace professionalism. You will graduate with valuable in-depth exposure, as an end-user, of the technologies required for today's office.

Estimated tuition

Effective from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022.

$4,165 (domestic)
$5,017 (domestic with internship)
For international tuition, please contact Camosun International.

Additional Student Fees

What to expect

The program consists of 10 courses starting in the Fall, Winter, Summer term.  Program courses are delivered in a combination of online and face-to-face instruction. Evening and daytime classes are held predominantly at the Interurban campus and the program can be taken on a full or part-time basis.

Co-operative Education Option 

Apply your classroom skills in the workplace and bring your workplace skills back to the classroom! A Co-op work term is a great opportunity to gain work experience in your field while enrolled in your academic program. 

When you engage in co-operative education, you get an early start on preparing for your career after graduation! You will be joining a growing number of students who choose the opportunity to alternate between full-time studies and full-time paid work where you can bring your applied classroom learning to life.

Co-operative education is a learner-centered model that empowers you, the student, to direct your own learning and to make a valuable contribution in the workplace. Your learning will be guided and supported by both your employer and the School with a faculty member from your program assigned to coach, monitor, and evaluate your work term development.

To participate in Co-operative Education, prior to your first work term you will need to successfully complete

  • Eight (8) first year courses, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (C+), and
  • the workshop series CDEV-WPS

Talk to your Co-op & Internship Coordinator, or login to the Co-op and Career Portal to book a Co-op Information Appointment with an Employment Facilitator to get more information. Connect with your Academic Advisor to plan your program and how co-operative education can fit. 

Together you determine what timeline is most appropriate for you to take the mandatory Career Development-Workplace Preparation Skills (CDEV-WPS) course before your first work term.

A rewarding career

Administrative assistants in BC earn a median annual salary* of $45,700 depending on employer and seniority.

*2018 Job Bank Wage data

Curriculum & courses

Admission requirements

When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the following admission requirements.

Tip: Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

One of:

For more detailed information about this program and specific admission requirements, see the Academic Calendar.

Academic Calendar

Our teaching staff

Camosun College is fiercely proud of the excellent quality of its instruction. Our teaching staff are experienced, inspiring and supportive of our students' individual journeys.

Faculty/staff profile

Robin Baskerville-Bridges Instructor, Applied Business Technology

Robin Baskerville-Bridges


Robin has a degree in Electrical Engineering and has been teaching with Camosun College since 1985. He loves to take the mystery out of computer appli ... Read more

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Genevieve Beninger Program Leader/Instructor, Applied Business Technology

Genevieve Beninger


Geneviève’s career has spanned the visual arts, commerce, and technology and she draws on all three to inform her teaching practice. She worked for se ... Read more

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Karen Clarke Instructor, Applied Business Technology

Karen Clarke

Instructor (On Leave)

Karen has been teaching at Camosun since 1989 and specializes in English and Business Communications.   She completed her undergraduate degrees a ... Read more

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Jasdeep Dhillon Instructor, Applied Business Technology

Jasdeep Dhillon


Jasdeep has a degree in both Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education. She joined Camosun College in 1999 and teaches courses in Medical Office A ... Read more

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Sue Doutre

Sue Doutre


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Patricia Gaudreault Program Leader /Instructor, Applied Business Technology

Patricia Gaudreault

Program Leader

Patricia worked as a legal assistant and paralegal with several Victoria law firms for 20+ years prior to joining Camosun College as a term instr ... Read more

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Julia Grav Instructor, Applied Business Technology

Julia Grav

Program Leader

Julia Grav is an entrepreneur in the Victoria technology sector managing web development and design business for over 10 years. She actively consults ... Read more

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Angela Kemna


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Denelle Lambert


Denelle completed her law degree in Ottawa prior to moving to the west coast in 2010. After practising law in Nanaimo she relocated to beautiful Victo ... Read more

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Nicholas Read Chair/Instructor, Applied Business Technology

Nicholas Read

Department Chair, Program Leader - Medical Office

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Shannon Tait Instructor, Applied Business Technology

Shannon Tait


Shannon has worked at Camosun since 1992 in Student Services, Co-operative Education and Career Services, and the School of Business.  She has an ... Read more
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Learn more

Find a full list of courses and specific admission requirements. 

Contact information

School of Business

Contact us to discuss if the program is right for you!

Campus location

Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1

Location link

Campus Map


Fax: 250-370-4104


International students contact Camosun International