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    Administrative Assistant

    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.

    Hear what this Administrative Assistant grad had to say.

    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. 

    ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
    • 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.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
    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.

    EARNING POTENTIAL
    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.

    SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBLE
    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
    Email:  info@greatplainscollege.ca

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