Knowledge and skills for a successful career

Administrative Office Assistants or Administrative Assistants provide support to business executives, office departments or small or medium-sized businesses. Graduates of this program are well prepared to work in a variety of industries, in large corporations, small and medium-sized businesses, non-profit groups or government departments.

Take this course at one of the following campuses
  • winnipeg

Program Highlights

The Robertson College Winnipeg Administrative Office Assistant program will provide you with an understanding of office procedures as well as the skills required to meet the needs of a variety of office environments.

  • Gain basic knowledge of office procedures including organizing meetings/conferences, leadership, teamwork and more
  • Develop professional business skills necessary to communicate in a dynamic workplace
  • Learn proper typing techniques and improve your keyboarding accuracy
  • Learn to perform functions common to all Microsoft Windows applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Upon completion, you will have gained an understanding of office procedures and developed transferrable skills that can be applied to a number of office settings.  You will also be knowledgeable in administrative procedures, business communication, customer service, and computer fundamentals.

 

Administrative Office Assistant Program Practicum

Valuable workplace experience is gained during the compulsory 2-week full-time practicum where you will work alongside industry professionals.

Topics of Study Include:

  • Administrative Office Procedures - 20 hours

    This course introduces students to common office procedures. Topics 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 are covered.

  • MS Office Applications - 80 hours

    This course will prepare 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.

  • Keyboarding - 20 hours

    In this course, students will understand how to use a keyboard properly, and develop greater keyboarding speed and accuracy.

  • Business Communications - 60 hours

    This course teaches students the essential skills for basic business writing and professional interaction.  This course also emphasizes the role technology plays in the work place to enhance communication. 

  • Customer Service - 20 hours

    This course provides a foundation for customer service, and focuses on building life-long customer relationships through the development of positive customer care approaches.

  • Career Preparation - 40 hours

    In this course, students will be introduced to strategies for a successful job search, interview and career management.

what you could be earning in less than one year$23,920 - $33,280wage data taken from: jobbank.gc.ca
program duration14 Weeks
  • This program offers multiple intake dates throughout the year
  • Full-time and part-time programs available - Choose from day or evening classes
  • Enhance your learning with a laptop computer supplied by the college for you to use for the duration of your program
  • Lifetime career services help you conduct a thorough job search and connect with employers in the Robertson College Employer Network
  • Financial assistance is available to students who qualify


Career Opportunities

Graduates will find employment in businesses of all sizes, in the private and public sectors, and across a variety of industries.

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Administrative Professional
  • Executive Assistant
  • Office Assistant
  • Office Clerk
  • Receptionist
  • Secretary


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