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Administrative Assistant Diploma

Administrative Assistant Diploma
Next program start dates:
Monday, October 3, 2022
Monday, November 7, 2022
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Enhanced Tools & Resources
In-depth industry-standard software training puts students ahead of the competition upon graduation
Value-Added Modules
HR and Customer Service courses equip students with additional skills for added value in their career
Shorter Course Duration
Start your new career after only 53 weeks and get closer to your career goals by saving time spent in school
Diploma

Administrative Assistant Diploma

Length

53 Weeks

Location

Alberta

Offered

On-site / Online / Combination

Available

Morning Evening Weekend

Administrative Assistant Diploma Program Summary

The Administrative Assistant Diploma Program at ABM College prepares students to enter any office setting and provide excellent administrative support. Students learn how to use industry-standard computer software to effectively manage correspondence, documents, spreadsheets, databases and more. Students also receive customer service and communication training to maintain professionalism, and end with a 4-week practicum placement to add work experience to their resume.

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Administrative Assistant Diploma Description

The Administrative Assistant Diploma Program gives students the practical skills and knowledge needed for a rewarding career in an office environment. Students will learn key software applications and computer skills, typing, administrative procedures, as well as important interpersonal skills to build their confidence as an effective and skilled administrative team member.

Students will receive extensive training on the Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook. Blending key technical abilities, bookkeeping and human resource skills with important professional talents, graduates leave the program with all of the skills and knowledge required to meet employer demands in an administrative role.

Career Opportunities

  • Administrative Support
  • Clerical Assistant
  • Information Clerk
  • Office Personnel
  • Secretary / Personal Assistant
  • Filing & Data Entry

Salary Range

Administrative Assistant Diploma Information Kit

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Admission Requirements

Standard Admission

1. Alberta High School Diploma with English 20-1 and passing grade of 50% or higher, verified by transcript, or non-Alberta equivalent OR 2. General Equivalency Diploma(GED) 3. Successful interview with school admin 4. Canadian Level Benchmark of 6 is required if students' first language is not English; SLE Language Evaluation Test-Accuplacer's ESL Language Use Test.

Mature Admission

1. Must be at least 18 years old. (BC residents must be 19 years of age) 2. Alberta High School Diploma with English 20-1 and passing grade of 50% or higher, verified by transcript, or non-Alberta equivalent 3. Successful results on Wonderlic Test with a passing score of 20. 4. Successful interview with school admin 5. Canadian Level Benchmark of 6 is required if students' first language is not English; SLE Language Evaluation Test-Accuplacer's ESL Language Use Test."

Detailed Requirements

Students graduate from Administrative Assistant online course with a diploma that provides them with the right skills and training for administrative positions in any industry.
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Course Components

Microsoft Outlook

This course presents the MS Outlook application interface, tools, and features. You will learn about the fundamentals of email application, scheduling, calendars, contact lists, creating, forwarding and managing messages. This course relies heavily on hands-on activities that allow you to learn concepts by practicing them on a regular basis.

Microsoft Word

Students will learn key skills within Microsoft Word and how to effectively use the application in a workplace administrative capacity.

Microsoft Excel

Students will learn key skills within Microsoft Excel and how to effectively use the application in a workplace administrative capacity.

Microsoft PowerPoint

This Introduction to PowerPoint training class is designed for students who are interested in learning the fundamentals needed to create and modify basic presentations using Microsoft Office PowerPoint. Students will explore the PowerPoint environment and create a presentation by formatting text on slides to enhance clarity and add graphical objects to a presentation and modify them. Students will also add tables and charts to a presentation in order to present data in a structured form and then finalize a presentation.

Keyboarding

Office Procedures

Students will learn how to conduct themselves in the office and learn common workplace procedures such as proper email etiquette and telephone manner.

Customer Service

Students learn how to engage with customers in a friendly and professional manner, as well as basic conflict resolution skills.

Business Communication

Designed to enable students to communicate comfortably through writing and speaking, this course will enhance their ability to express and receive information effectively.

Bookkeeping/Financial Accounting

Students learn how to record day-to-day financial transactions including purchases, sales, receipts, and payments for organizations, which is a common administrative task to assist with accounting in many business settings.

Human Resources Management

Students learn the strategic approach to effective management of people in a company or organization so they may assist their business in gaining a competitive advantage.

Interpersonal Communication

Students learn how to conduct themselves in an office setting and maintain professional communication and behaviour.

Document Processing

This course covers how to handle various types of documents in an office setting.

Database Management

Computer Fundamentals

Marketing Management

Event Management

Procurement Management

Capstone Career Prep

Students work with a professional career counselor to develop and optimize a professional resume to put forward for employers. Additional support in job searching, interview techniques, and other career transition skills are offered to ensure students have the best possible work prospects.

Emotional Intelligence

Practicum

This component requires a student to be placed in health care setting for four weeks, where they can have a hands-on experience translating the skills they have learned throughout the course.

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