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What will I learn?

Program Description: Students will receive in-depth training in the use of the current software packages used in the business world, with a focus on written communications and administrative procedures.

Career Prospects:

Graduates with the Administrative Assistant Certificate gain employment in a variety of business settings in the public and private sectors such as:

- Administrative Assistant

- Financial Office Assistant

- Payroll Assistant

- Computerized Bookkeeping Assistant

- Accounts Payable / Receivable Clerk

- Receptionist / Switchboard

- Office Assistant

- Data Entry Clerk

- Records Management Clerk

Required Courses:

ABTC 111 Accounting I (45 hrs)

ABTC 112 Keyboarding I (30 hrs)

ABTC 114 Human Relations & Job Search Skills (45 hrs)

ABTC 119 Computers and Groupware (45 hrs)

ABTC 120 Business Math and Calculations (30 hrs)

ABTC 121 Electronic Spreadsheets I (30 hrs)

ABTC 133 Word Processing I (60 hrs)

ABTC 151 Accounting II (60 hrs)

ABTC 153 Word Processing II (60 hrs)

ABTC 154 Administrative Procedures and Records Management (45 hrs)

ABTC 161 Electronic Spreadsheets II (45 hrs)

ABTC 165 Business English (90 hrs)

ABTC 173 Keyboarding II (30 hrs)

ABTC 182 Automated Accounting (75 hrs)

ABTC 192 Practicum (60 hrs)

ABTC 193 Desktop Publishing (20 hrs)

ABTC 194 Presentation Software (20 hrs)

ABTC 195 Business Communications (60 hrs)

Which department am I in?

Northern Lights College

Study options

Full Time (39 weeks)

Tuition fees
CAD$2,805.00 (US$ 2,267) per year
CAN $2,805 for the entire course

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

Start date

6 September 2022

Venue

Fort St. John Campus

9820-120 Avenue,

FORT ST. JOHN,

British Columbia (BC),

V1J 6K1, Canada

Full Time (39 weeks)

Tuition fees
CAD$2,805.00 (US$ 2,267) per year
CAN $2,805 for the entire course

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

Start date

6 September 2022

Venue

Northern Lights College

Dawson Creek Campus,

11401 - 8th Street,

DAWSON CREEK,

British Columbia (BC),

V1G 4G2, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

English requirement for applicants whose first language is English: official transcript showing successful completion of any Ministry-approved English Language Arts 11 course or ENGL 040 or equivalent within the previous five years; alternatively, a minimum CAAT score of 11.9 in Reading Comprehension.

OR

English requirement for applicants who have graduated from a Philippine post-secondary institution: completion of a four-year Bachelor's Degree that must include at least one baccalaureate-level English course in which a minimum grade of 'C' was obtained; alternatively, IELTS Academic 6.0 overall with no band less than 6.0.

OR

English requirement for all other applicants whose first language is not English: IELTS Academic 6.0 overall with no band less than 6.0.

AND

Math requirement for all applicants: any Ministry-approved Math 10 course or MATH 030 or MATH 035 or equivalent, within the previous five years; alternatively, a minimum CAAT score of 10.9 in Number Operations.

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About Northern Lights College

With affordable courses and great work opportunities, Northern Lights College is a top choice for students to live and study in Canada.

  • Accredited Two-year diplomas and associate degrees
  • Affordable tuition fees – the lowest in British Columbia
  • Small class sizes with professors who know you by name
  • Amazing location – vibrant economy and welcoming community