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Work to complete this Administrative Assistant certificate program at your own pace. You will receive practical and applied training in word processing, accounting, spreadsheets, database and internet searches, office procedures, communications and business calculations.
Full-time/Part-time – FT & PT
Length – 9 months (competency-based learning)
Location – Kindersley, Swift Current, Warman
Intake dates – September, November, January, March
Approximate Tuition – $5,100 (FT)
Credential – Certificate
Credit Granting Institute – Assiniboine Community College
*The Administrative Assistant program at the Swift Current Campus is now accepting international students. Visit greatplainscollege.ca/international for more information.
- Grade 12 with English Language Arts A30 and B30 and any 20 or 30-level Math
- Recommended typing speed of 25 words per minute
- English language requirement
Please note that if you do not meet these entrance requirements, special admissions options may be available.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
This competency-based program allows you to work and learn at your own pace, while receiving practical and applied training in word processing, accounting, spreadsheets, database and Internet searches, office procedures, communications and business calculations.
This program, offered in partnership with Assiniboine Community College, has four intakes throughout the year, which means you can start in September, November, January and March. Full-time and part-time Administrative Assistant programs are available in Kindersley, Swift Current and Warman.
Graduates may find work as data entry clerks, general office clerks or administrative assistants among many other career opportunities. Jobs may include preparing correspondence, reports, statements and other material, operating office equipment, filing, answering phones and other general clerical duties. Our alumni have gone on to work in the oilfield, banking, health care and junior hockey fields to name just a few.
The average annual salary for data entry clerks, general office clerks and administrative assistants in Saskatchewan ranges from $38,000 to $44,000, based on a 40-hour work week, according to the provincial government’s 2013 Saskatchewan Wage Survey, while general office and administrative staff supervisors averaged $61,048. The government’s 2010 Saskatchewan Employment Forecast predicted 2,200 new jobs in management, administrative and support services from 2009-14.
Apply as a full-time student before the scholarship deadlines (see below), you may be eligible for a $500 – 5,000 Entrance Scholarship. Apply before June 30, if you are in Grade 11 and have a 70% average, you may be eligible for a $1,000 Early Entrance Award.
ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES
- April 30 (September start)
- October 31 (November, January, March start)
FIND OUT MORE
To find out more about the Administrative Assistant (formerly Office Administration) program, book an appointment with a student adviser today.
Toll-free: (866) 296-2472
Kindersley: (306) 463-6431
Swift Current: (306) 773-1531
Warman: (306) 242-5377
- Administrative Assistant Program Information Sheet
- International Administrative Assistant Program Information Sheet