|Start||Length||Credentials||Campus||Part- or Full-time|
|January, April/May, and August/September||8 months||Certificate||Downtown||Full-time|
The first step, apply early. Students who have officially applied and met all admission requirements are sent a letter of acceptance approximately four to five months in advance of the next available start date. A first payment is required to reserve a space in the program.
|Online||Fax / Mail||In Person|
|If you're ready and know the program you want, apply now.||Download and complete the (PDF) application/registration form and fax to 604.443.8450||Visit us at one of our campus locations.|
After you apply, you can check application status to see if all of the requirements have been met or to update contact information. Please use the temporary login ID and Personal Identification Number (PIN) that you used to complete your original online application.
Lessons include videos, demonstrations, guest lectures, field trips, and real work experience.
In the first term, the major portion of class time is devoted to practical skills training with an emphasis on building human relations and business communication skills. The second term expands hands-on practical skills training with a greater emphasis on advanced applications on computers and machine transcribers. Program time is set aside for work experience where the student is placed in a challenging work environment, which requires application of the skills learned in the program.
Classes are generally held Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. (class times are subject to change).
VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 18 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.
Please note that you must submit official transcripts and educational documents to support your application; unfortunately, we cannot accept photocopies or fax versions.
Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.
Seats are offered to applicants who have met all admission requirements, on a first-qualified, first-served basis.
Applicants whose first language is other than English, who have not completed English 098/099 and are presenting foreign documents equivalent to Grade 12, must successfully complete an English Language Assessment which includes a Canadian Language Benchmark of Listening 7, Speaking 7, Reading 7, and Writing 7, or better.
Fees and Other costs
|Student Union Fee||$ 59|
|College Initiative Fee||$ 84|
|Student Union Health Plan Fee||$ 146|
|Student Union Dental Plan Fee||$ 146|
|U-Pass Fee||$ 316|
|Other Costs|| $ 21 - Graduation Fees
$ 117 - Campus Resource Fee
$ 1,100 - Textbooks and Supplies
For Book Lists and prices check Bookstore.
Get the office fundamentals and technical skills you need to begin a successful career as an administrative assistant.
During our intensive eight-month program, experienced instructors prepare you for the workplace. You’ll learn advanced skills in Microsoft Office, effective business communication skills, financial record keeping, data management and integral office procedures. You’ll also apply your new skills during a two-week practicum experience with one of our host companies.
Learn how to be a professional and perform your duties with confidence. Our graduates are working throughout B.C. and across Canada in a wide range of businesses, service organizations and government agencies.
Join us for an information session at VCC's Downtown campus, Dunsmuir at Hamilton, two blocks west of the Stadium SkyTrain station.
|May 30, 2016||Monday||4 - 5 p.m.||622||Downtown|
|June 13, 2016||Monday||4 - 5 p.m.||622||Downtown|
|June 27, 2016||Monday||4 - 5 p.m.||622||Downtown|
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|Speed and Accuracy 1 (OADM 1101)||2.5 credits|
|Business Communications 1 (OADM 1120)||2.0 credits|
|Human Relations (OADM 1121)||2.0 credits|
|Introduction to Computers and Word (OADM 1122)||2.5 credits|
|Spreadsheets (Excel) (OADM 1125)||2.0 credits|
|Business Communications 2 (OADM 1130)||2.0 credits|
|Intermediate Word and PowerPoint (OADM 1132)||2.0 credits|
|Document Formatting (OADM 1142)||2.0 credits|
|Speed and Accuracy 2 (OADM 1200)||2.5 credits|
|Basic Bookkeeping (OADM 1223)||2.0 credits|
|Office Procedures (OADM 1226)||2.0 credits|
|Office Simulation (OADM 1228)||2.0 credits|
|Computerized Accounting (OADM 1233)||2.0 credits|
|Work Experience (OADM 1238)||2.0 credits|
|Electronic Transcription (OADM 1240)||2.0 credits|
|Database and Office Integration (OADM 1252)||2.5 credits|