Work individually within a progressive timeline to complete this Administrative Assistant Certificate. You will receive practical and applied training in word processing, accounting, spreadsheets, database and internet searches, office procedures, communications and business calculations.
- 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.
The Administrative Assistant program at the Swift Current Campus is now accepting international students. Visit greatplainscollege.ca/international for more information.
To find out more about the Administrative Assistant program, book an appointment with a student adviser today.
What You Will Learn
This competency-based program allows you to work individually within a progressive timeline. You will receive practical and applied training in word processing, accounting, spreadsheets, database and Internet searches, office procedures, communications and business calculations.
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.
In 2019, the annual salary range for full-time administrative and executive assistants in Saskatchewan was $31,990 - $77,000, according to the Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy. Employees may earn more or less depending on their employer, location, size of company, training, experience and hours worked.
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 are eligible for a $1,000 Early Entrance Award.
More Information About Scholarships
Entrance Scholarship Deadlines
- April 30 (September start)
- October 31 (November, January, March start)