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Administrative Professional Certificate Red Deer College



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An Administrative Professional is the cornerstone of the modern office. This person is adept at utilizing current computer software and technology and has learned how to be a life-long learner!

The Administrative Professional Certificate Program provides students with the software training to be competitive in a continuously changing field. In addition to well-defined keyboarding skills, you will gain basic bookkeeping knowledge, oral and written communication knowledge, training in office procedures and you will have the opportunity to grow personally and professionally through a personal leadership course. A practicum placement in an office setting provides you with an opportunity to combine your newly developed skills and knowledge with on-the-job-training. You will be qualified for entry-level office positions.

Graduates of the Administrative Professional Certificate will:

  • Compose and accurately produce and proofread business documents using appropriate software and equipment within specified timelines.
  • Identify and practice current professional business procedures and standards.
  • Integrate computer, computation, and communication skills to accomplish office tasks.
  • Demonstrate professional interpersonal skills, human relations skills.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking in making decisions and completing tasks and projects.

Related Careers

There is an on-going local and national demand for well-trained office personnel, especially in the growing business community of Central Alberta. Employers have expressed a strong interest in hiring one-year college graduates. Graduates will find work in both small and large centres.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Administrative Professional Certificate.

Online/Distance with attendence (1 year)

Tuition fees

CAD$17,892.00 (9,95,357) per year

Spring Term fee: CAN $1,491


Jan-21, May-21


Downtown Campus

4909 49 Street,

Alberta (AB),


Online/Distance (1 year)

Tuition fees

CAD$17,892.00 (9,95,357) per year

Spring Term fee: CAN $1,491


Jan-21, May-21


Red Deer College

100 College Boulevard,


Alberta (AB),

T4N 5H5, Canada

Entry requirement for international students

50% in ELA 30-1 OR 65% in ELA 30-2 OR

A minimum score of 250 on the Reading component, 250 on the Writing component and 5 on the WritePlacer Test.

Graduation Requirements:

You must pass all courses and achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00.

English Language Requirements:

  • TOEFL (overall score): 83 iBT, 557 PBT
  • IELTS Academic (overall score): 6.5 with at least 5.5 on each band score
  • CAEL (overall score): 60 with at least 55 on each band score
  • MELAB (overall score): 77 with at least 72 on each band score
  • PTE (overall score): 59 with at least 56 on each band score
  • Duolingo English Test: 115

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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