Office Administrative Professional, Certificate

Get a credential employers value with in-depth exposure, as an end-user, of the technologies required for today's office.

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Program at a glance



Work experience

Co-op / internship

Study options

Full-time or part-time

Open to International


Area of study



8 months, full-time

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Start your career as an office professional

You will develop applied skills in areas such as information management, accounting and workplace professionalism with a focus on securely and ethically supporting workplace leaders.

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Is Office Administration right for you?

Explore the foundational skills required to begin a career as an administrative professional.  You will learn to collaborate and communicate with diverse groups in a respectful manner while developing modern computer and technology skills.

You will be able to apply appropriate policies, privacy considerations, and ethical responsibilities in business and professional settings.  Learn how to produce and distribute accurate business documents using appropriate software tools in a variety of business/workplace contexts. 

As a student

Our Office Administrative Professional program is delivered either online or in-person with classes primarily at the Interurban campus.  As a student, you will become an integral part of the School of Business throughout your program.

Small class size

With smaller class sizes, you'll get to know your peers and instructors for more in-depth learning, support and camaraderie. 

Work experience

Put your skills to work and gain valuable industry experience. Students have the option to participate in an internship work term upon completion of your courses.

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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Who can I contact if I want more information?


International students please contact International Admissions

What you'll learn

Current students wanting information about your program, go to student planning in myCamosun.

Program outline

For more details, including courses, please see the program outline

Program outline

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.  Please note that not all classes are offered in every term.  If you are not planning to study during the Fall term, please contact your Academic Advisor or Program Leader prior to starting your program.

Co-operative Education Option 

Apply your classroom skills in the workplace and bring your workplace skills back to the classroom! When you engage in co-operative education, you get an early start on preparing for your career after graduation!  You will have the opportunity to alternate between full-time studies and full-time paid work where you can bring your applied learning classroom to life.

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 Career Development-Workplace Preparation Skills (CDEV-WPS) course

Learn More about the Co-op Education Program

Co-op Education

A rewarding career

Administrative assistants in BC earn a median annual salary* of $51,800 depending on employer and seniority.

*2022 Job Bank Wage data

Tuition and fees

Effective from September 1, 2024, to August 31, 2025

Estimated tuition

Tuition estimates are for the entire program.

Office Administration, Certificate

$4,280 (domestic)
$16,432 (international)

Office Administration, Certificate, Internship designation 

$5,098 (domestic)
$18.980 (international)

Domestic tuition fees vary depending on the individual course fees for the classes you select.

For International students visit: International Tuition & Fees.

Student fees

In addition to tuition estimates, student fees are calculated based on your enrolment. Refer to: Student Fees.

Financial assistance

You may need to find more than one source of funding to help pay for your education and living costs while attending college. Check out sources of money you don't need to pay back as well as those that need to be repaid.

Financial Aid & Awards 

Curriculum & courses

Admission requirements

One of: 

  • C in English 12 
  • C in English 12 Camosun Alternative  


When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the program admission requirements listed above. Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar: Loading...

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Program participation requirements

Many first year Business courses require Math as a prerequisite (e.g. “C” in Pre-calculus 11, Foundations of Math 11, MATH 073, MATH 073, MATH 137, or “C+” in MATH 072, MATH 075 or MATH 135).  Students may enter this program without Math but please note, students must complete one of the Math courses as listed above or successfully complete Camosun’s Math assessment in or before their first semester of study.

Our teaching staff

Camosun College is proud of the excellent quality of its instruction. Our teaching staff are experienced, inspiring and supportive of our students' individual journeys. For more information about our faculty, please visit the School of Business homepage.



Faculty/staff profile

Nicholas Read Chair/Instructor, Applied Business Technology

Nicholas Read

Department Chair, Program Leader - Medical Office
Centre for Business & Access (CBA)
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Learn more

For more details, including courses, please see the Program Outline.

Contact information

School of Business

Campus location

Centre for Business & Access Building (CBA) 249

Location link

Interurban Campus



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