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Office Administration - Virtual


Program Start: 30 August 2021
Application Deadline: 23 August 2021
Credit Granting Institution: Sask Polytech
Length: 32 weeks

Overview:

Before applying, is the Office Administration Certificate - Virtual Program right for you?

  • This new program will be primarily delivered virtually as part of a cohort with our coalition partners at Parkland College
  • Students will take all classes through a computer-based format in their own home with an instructor teaching during scheduled times
  • Students may be requested, or have an opportunity, to attend campus for a variety of reasons, including access to college resources, assessments/evaluations, or access to student supports
  • Students will still receive the same high level of supports offered to all Cumberland College students
  • Classes will be scheduled virtually from 9am – 4pm on Mondays to Fridays.
  • This program is recommended for students who are good independent learners, have a high level of comfort and ability with technology, reliable internet service, suitable home work space, and an ability to learn in a virtual environment

If the virtual program isn't right for you, click HERE for information on the blended/hybrid program.


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

Requirements:

Grade 12
English Language Requirement
 

Tuition: $4,500*
Books & Supplies: $2,100*
Student Fees: $95
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.

Careers:

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
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$33,200 - $66,700
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