What will I learn?

The Administrative Professional certificate equips students with the skills and knowledge to become an effective office professional. Students will learn essential office skills such as basic accounting, office management, organizational politics, software applications, business communication, and event management.

Today's administrative professionals are often the voice and face of the company. They must be dynamic and able to actively lead the crucial day-to-day functions of an organization. They are able to make decisions, multi-task, solve issues, understand technology, communicate effectively, and operate an efficient office, no matter what the type of industry.

Students will explore innovative trends and practices while acquiring the skills and knowledge relevant to current and future industry needs. Our focus on a high standard of applied education prepares you to be in high demand for quality employment.

This program gives you the opportunity to achieve a career in less than a year, completing the program in five to nine months.

Student Success

Each course will take approximately 10 hours per week of time commitment to complete readings and homework in order to finish each course within 16 weeks. Take this into consideration when planning your course schedule. We do not offer extensions on assignments, tests or courses.

Practicum/Work Experience

This program includes 150 hours of optional field experience.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business, Environment and Technology

Study options

Full Time (9 months)

Tuition fees
CAD$14,338.15 (US$ 10,498) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected January 2021

Venue

NorQuest College

10215 108 Street NW,

EDMONTON,

Alberta (AB),

T5J 1L6, Canada

Full Time (5 months)

Tuition fees
CAN $15,321.98 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected January 2021

Venue

NorQuest College

10215 108 Street NW,

EDMONTON,

Alberta (AB),

T5J 1L6, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed a USA Senior High School. Applicants to post-secondary programs at NorQuest College are evaluated for admission based on the completion of education at the senior secondary/high school level, or higher. Applicants that have completed the high school level of education in another country must have graduated with appropriate high school documents and credentials. The documents must present relevant and appropriate academic coursework that can be considered equivalent to the course work required for admission (e.g. English, Math, Biology, etc). IELTS Academic - 6.5, no section score below 6; TOEFL iBT - 84, no section score below 21.

For international students

Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Canada Ontario High School.

English Language Proficiency:

IELTS Academic: 6, no section score below 5.5; TOEFL iBT: 71; CLBA: No section score below 7; CELPIP General: 7, no section score below 6; CAEL: 60; NorQuest coursework: Minimum of 80% on ESLS 7000 or 7100, and 80% in ESLW 7000 or 7100

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About this uni

Students can choose certificate or diploma programs covering areas such as health, business. technology and community studies.

  • Located in Edmonton, Alberta’s capital city
  • Over 60 per cent of students were born outside of Canada
  • Large number of scholarships on offer
  • Many courses include work-integrated learning