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.
September, November, January, March
Approximate tuition does not include mandatory fees.
* 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.
Additional Program Activities
The Warman Admin. Assistant students host Warman’s Talk of the Square Toastmasters College Club, open to the public every first Wednesday of the month from September to May.
The Administrative Assistant students participate and learn communication and leadership skills that can be applied in a variety of areas both professionally and personally from the club experience. Click here for more information on Toastmasters International.
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.
Apply online or in person at a Great Plains College location nearest you.
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 2016, the average annual salary range for full-time data entry, personnel and general office clerks and administrative and executive assistants in Saskatchewan was $46,400 - $68,900, 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.
Entrance Scholarship Deadlines
- April 30 (September start)
- October 31 (November, January, March start)