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Office Administration

Program Start: 28 August 2023 - In Session
Credit Granting Institution: Sask Polytech
Length: 32 weeks


Out of country international applications are now CLOSED for the September 2023 intake.
If you are an in-country applicant with a current study permit, please contact to apply. 

The Office Administration Certificate program will be delivered virtually with synchoronous delivery.  This means that you have scheduled class times throughout the day with a virutal classroom with guided learning from a face-to-face instructor.  This program is not online at your own pace.

This program provides knowledge and skill development related to the business office environment, with an emphasis on computer applications. Instruction is augmented by projects that will give you a hands-on understanding of the demands and rewards of work in an office setting. You will receive practical and applied training in:

  • Leading software applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentations
  • E-mail and computer-based scheduling/calendars
  • Meetings participation and minute recording
  • Operation of office equipment
  • Office procedures such as reception, filing, mail and telephone communication
  • Business accounting and the use of automated accounting software


  • Grade 12
  • English Language Requirement
Tuition: $5,500*
Books & Supplies: $2,200*
Student Fees: $100
Health & Dental Plan: $252*
*Note: Tuition, Books and Supplies, Health and Dental amounts are approximate, based on last year's program and may change at anytime.


* International tuition $17,000 CAD - International students please follow the International application & payment instructions.


Sample Job Title
NOC Classification
Earning Potential
Administrative Support
Administrative Officers (1221)
$33,300 - $82,000
Executive Assistant
Executive Assistants (1222)
$50,000 - $85,000
Administrative Assistant
Administrative Assistants (1241)
$33,200 - $66,700

Office Administration includes the following courses

Accounting (ACCT 105)

You will journalize and post transactions, prepare worksheets, prepare adjusting and closing entries, prepare unaudited financial statements, perform banking and petty cash functions, and prepare employee and employer payroll records.

Equivalent Course(s): ACCT 105CE, ACCT 122

Automated Accounting (ACCT 136)

Using an automated accounting software package, you will learn how to enter transactions into journals (general, purchase, payments, sales, cash receipts and payroll) and ledgers (general, accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll), learn to account for inventory, and learn to prepare banking records. You will also prepare the initial automated accounting setup for use by a company.

Equivalent Course(s): ACCT 136CE, COAP 137


ACCT 105 or ACCT 122

Business Communications 1 (BCOM 100)

You will apply grammatical rules and principles in preparation for writing routine business correspondence.


Equivalent Course:  BCOM 100CE, BCOM 101

Business Communications 2 (BCOM 102)

You will continue to develop effective business writing skills. You will write routine business correspondence and apply proofreading and editing skills.

Equivalent Course(s): BCOM 102CE


BCOM 100

Computer Suite Applications (COAP 138)

In the course, you will learn to create documents that feature the integration of word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software.

Equivalent Course(s): COAP 1138CE


COAP 115, COAP 116 (concurrent)

Interpersonal Communications (IPSK 100)

You will be given opportunities to develop important skills used to facilitate effective interpersonal communication in the workplace. Your studies will focus on the development of active listening skills, conflict resolution strategies, verbal skills, and an increased understanding of non-verbal messages, and some problem-solving skills.

Introduction to Organizational Office Technologies (COMP115)

You will learn organizational technologies used to create efficiencies within the operations of an office. You will use a hands-on practical approach to learn and develop skills to build electronic file structures, compose business emails, use email features, prepare calendar events, review virtual communication systems, and examine current office technologies.

Keyboarding 1 (CKEY 101)

You will develop ergonomic keyboarding techniques to attain a touch-typing speed of 35 netWPM with a minimum of 98% accuracy.

Equivalent Course(s): CKEY 101CE

Keyboarding 2 (CKEY 102)

You will demonstrate ergonomic and proper keyboarding techniques to attain a speed of 45 netWPM on two separate (different) unrehearsed five-minute timed writings with a minimum of 98% accuracy.

Equivalent Course(s): CKEY 102CE


CKEY 101

Office Procedures (OPRO 105)

You will learn time management, customer service, reception, problem solving, and team building skills. You will also learn how to effectively perform office procedures skills related to telephones, incoming and outgoing mail, and business meetings. As well, you will learn internet applications, and how to manage office supplies and business forms.

Professional Development (PROF103)

You will focus on your role as an administrative professional. This includes reflecting on professional goal setting and lifelong learning. You will prepare for professional employment by learning interview strategies, developing a resume, cover letter and portfolio. You will review workplace topics such as employee rights and responsibilities, professionalism, and ethics.

Records and Information Management (OPRO 133)

You will learn about records and information management procedures and equipment as well as various types of filing systems including electronic filing.

Equivalent Course(s): OPRO 133CE



Spreadsheet Applications (COAP 117)

You will learn how to design spreadsheets and apply numeracy skills. You will focus on formatting, applying formulas and functions, preparing charts, and analyzing and organizing spreadsheet data.

Equivalent Course(s): COAP 117CE, COAP 173

Word Processing 1 (COAP 115)

The course introduces word processing concepts. You will be introduced to common features of Microsoft Word and develop skills in producing and formatting a variety of business documents. You will use a hands-on practical approach to learn the skills required to create letters, tables, and enhancing documents with graphics and diagrams.

Equivalent Course(s): COAP 115CE


COMP 115 (concurrent)

Word Processing 2 (COAP 116)

You will continue to develop your skills using advanced word processing functions in form building, mail merge and creating columns. You will focus on developing the skills required to work with multiple page documents such as letters, reports, tables, brochures, and newsletters.

Equivalent Course(s): COAP 116CE


COAP 115, CKEY 101

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