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Robertson College’s Administrative Assistant / Bookkeeper diploma program is designed to give you an understanding of office procedures, bookkeeping, and Sage computerized accounting software. As a graduate of this program, you will be able to obtain an entry-level position as an Administrative Assistant or Bookkeeper.
- Gain basic knowledge of common office procedures and develop professional business skills necessary to communicate in a dynamic workplace
- Learn bookkeeping basics and how to perform day-to-day financial transactions, including general journal entries, accounts payable and receivables and the operation of petty cash
- Transition the concepts of manual bookkeeping to a computerized accounting environment
- Learn proper typing techniques and improve your keyboarding accuracy
- Learn to perform functions common to all Microsoft Windows applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
5 Days a Week
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Our admissions agents can work with you to ensure you meet the program’s criteria. This program is not currently open to International Students. Need advice? A Student Admissions Advisor is here to support you.Contact Admissions
Graduates will find employment in businesses of all sizes across a variety of sectors.
- Administrative Assistant
- Office Assistant
- Executive Assistant
- Bookkeeping Clerk
- Accounting Clerk
You could be earning in less than a year
Lifetime Career Services
Even though you’ll leave Robertson once you graduate, we will support you throughout your career. Our team will help you with resume building, job hunting and interview preparation and will continue to guide you as you advance in your role.
Before you graduate, you’ll be paired with a career specialist in your field who will help you find a meaningful place to start your career. As a graduate, you’ll have lifelong access to student services that are committed to your success and helping you thrive.
Learn more about Lifetime Career Services.
Next Start Dates
Topics of Study
Administrative Office Procedures - 20 Hours
Introduces students to common office procedures, such as human relations; organization structure and office layout; office technology; front-line reception; aspects of business communication specific to the office professional; and record keeping.
Bookkeeping - 80 hours
Introduces students to basic bookkeeping practices and procedures. Students gain experience with typical bookkeeping functions, including recording journal entries, posting to ledgers, and preparing a variety of statements.
Business Communications - 60 hours
Focuses on the essential skills for basic business writing and professional interaction. This course also emphasizes the role technology plays in the workplace to enhance communication.
Customer Service - 20 hours
Provides a foundation for customer service, and focuses on building lifelong customer relationships through the development of positive customer care approaches.
Introduction to Human Resources - 20 hours
Provides a general overview of the human resource functions that assist an organization deliver value through proper management of the employee life cycle.
Keyboarding - 20 hours
Improves touch typing skills on a keyboard with a focus on improving speed and accuracy. This course increases job efficiency and understanding of work station ergonomics.
MS Office Applications - 80 hours
Prepares students to perform functions common to all Microsoft Windows applications. Elements include the ability to create and manipulate Word, Excel, or PowerPoint applications, modify the display of toolbars and other on-screen elements, use online help, and perform file management, editing, formatting and printing functions common to most Windows applications.
Sage Accounting - 60 hours
This course is designed to introduce learners to the popular Sage 50 computerized accounting software that many small to medium sized businesses use today.
Have the flexibility to live your life while going to school with our half-day classes. Our flexible start dates and small class sizes give you plenty of opportunities to learn when it’s best for you and gain the hands-on skills to succeed in any industry.
Learn from industry professionals who bring real-life experience into the classroom. You can book office hours or get virtual support from your instructors through Brightspace, where you can schedule video appointments and use instant messenger to ask questions.
Lifelong Career Services
Connect with a career specialist in your field who will help you find a meaningful place to start your career. As a graduate, you’ll have lifelong access to student services that will help you with resume building, interview preparation and networking.
Financial Assistance and Funding
Robertson offers a variety of financial aid opportunities to ease students’ stress and allow them to focus on their studies. If you need extra support, we have flexible funding to accommodate all our students, no matter their financial situation. Our dedicated Financial Aid Officers will help you every step of the way.
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The practicum is an essential part of a student’s program. It is not merely a graduation requirement; it is an extension of the in-class learning. The practicum asks you to apply the skills, theories, and concepts that you learned in your classes in an entry-level work experience situation.
Practicum must begin and end within the dates outlined in your program schedule and enrolment contract. Practicum is a full-time, unpaid commitment and is presently available in 2 formats:
- A self-procured practicum
- A practical project
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