Office Administration, Certificate

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

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Program at a glance

Credential

Certificate

Work experience

Co-op / internship

Study options

Full-time

Part-time

Open to International

Yes

Area of study

Business

Length

8 months

Information Sessions

The School of Business information sessions are a great way to learn more about our programs and to get your questions answered by faculty
Scheduled Sessions

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.

Missed the live Information session?

If you missed the live session we've got you covered. Download the Information Session PDF.

Who can I contact if I want more information?

Contact business@camosun.ca

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 in the Academic Calendar.

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.

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

Tuition and fees

Effective from September 1, 2023, to August 31, 2024

Estimated tuition

Tuition estimates are for the entire program.

Office Administration, Certificate

$4,284 (domestic)
$15,890 (international)

Office Administration, Certificate, Internship designation 

$5,088 (domestic)
$17,525 (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  

Note:

  • Keyboarding speed of 30wpm is recommended.

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.

 

CONTACT US

Faculty/staff profile

Nicholas Read Chair/Instructor, Applied Business Technology

Nicholas Read

Department Chair, Program Leader - Medical Office

readn@camosun.ca
250-370-4165
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

250-370-4565

business@camosun.ca


 

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