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Office Assistant

​The Office Assistant certificate program is designed to develop the proficiency in office skills needed to succeed in an entry-level administrative position. Students will learn essential business skills such as computer applications, keyboarding, filing, business communications, bookkeeping, and Administrative office procedures. Students learn to enhance their employability skills, prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and adapt to a changing environment.

Students will receive theory and practice that reflect current trends in business and the requirements of prospective employers. A work practicum placement in a real world business setting provides students with an opportunity to combine newly developed skills and knowledge with on-the-job training.

This one-year certificate program opens a broad range of career opportunities in private business as well as federal, provincial, municipal, Metis, and First Nations offices.  Graduates have found employment as office assistants, administrative clerks, administrative assistants, bookkeepers, payroll/personnel clerks, finance clerks, receptionists, data-entry clerks, and desktop publishers.

Graduates may choose to pursue certification through the Microsoft Office Specialist Program in the following designations:

  • Microsoft Office Specialist
  • Microsoft Office Expert
  • Microsoft Office Master
Those who wish to continue their education may apply course credits to the Business Administration diploma program. The Business Administration diploma program transfers to the Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (B.B.A.).
  • The Pas Campus Box 3000, 436 - 7th Street East, The Pas, MB R9A 1M7 Telephone: (204) 627-8500 / Toll Free: (866) 627-8500
  • Thompson Campus 55 UCN Drive, Thompson, MB R8N 1L7 Telephone: (204) 677-6450 / Toll Free: (866) 677-6450
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