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Administrative Professional

CREDENTIAL: Certificate
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Gain skills in Microsoft Office, communications, business documents, finances, and data management for advanced office administration careers.

Tuition: 22429*
Credential: Certificate
Length: 8 0 months
Hours: Full-time
Delivery: Class-based
Program Flyer: Download /media/vancouver-community-college/content-assets/documents/international/flyer-administrative-professional.pdf
Campus: Downtown Downtown
Start Dates: Jan, May, Sep
 

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What you will learn

  • Correct keyboarding technique
  • Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel
  • Professional phone etiquette
  • Office equipment
  • Preparation of business documents
  • Writing plans and effective, strategic communication
  • Respectful and ethical workplace behaviour
  • Recruitment documents and job interview procedures
  • Social media for business
  • Meeting minutes, transcription, dictation
  • Office finances and computerized accounting
  • Time-management and project-management skills
  • Problem solving
  • Conflict resolution and delivering feedback

What to expect

  • Classroom lectures
  • Readings
  • Videos and demonstrations
  • Guest speakers
  • Practical computer training
  • Writing and communication practice
  • Use of financial mathematics
  • Individual and group work
  • Assignments and tests
  • Participation
  • Practical examinations

Admission requirements

Program-specific

Grade 12 graduation or equivalent

English 12 with a minimum 'C-' grade, or Communications 12 with a minimum 'B' grade, or English Language Proficiency at English 12 with a pass

General

  • Seats are offered to applicants who have met all admission requirements, on a first-qualified, first-served basis.
  • International applicants must be 17 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school. (Some exceptions may apply.)
  • Applicants must submit official transcripts and educational documents as required by their course or program.
  • All VCC applicants are required to function successfully in an English-speaking classroom. English requirements vary by program. For details, visit VCC International - English Requirements [PDF].   

Recommended Characteristics

  • Able to sit for extended periods and work on computers.
  • Ability to work well with others. 
  • Interest in office administration work.

Courses *

Prior learning assessment and recognition

Students can request Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR) for the following courses in the Administrative Professional Certificate:  OADM 1102  Keyboarding 1 and OADM 1202 Keyboarding 2.

Students who request PLAR for OADM 1102 Keyboarding 1 will be required to demonstrate, to the Department's satisfaction, that they can have correct touch-typing technique and can keyboard at 30 gross words per minute (gwpm) on a five-minute test with a maximum of five errors.

Students who request PLAR for OADM 1202 Keyboarding 2 will be required to demonstrate, to the Department's satisfaction, that they can have correct touch-typing technique and can keyboard at 40 gross words per minute (gwpm) on a five-minute test with a maximum of five errors.

Process:

  1. Apply and meet all the admission requirements for the Administrative Professional Certificate.
  2. Contact the Applied Business Department Head to request PLAR.
  3. Arrange a date and time with the Department Head to take a keyboarding test.
  4. Complete the PLAR form and submit payment.

See Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition policy for more information.

Fees and other costs *

Tuition deposits are payable usually within three weeks after a Letter of Offer is issued.

Tuition Deposit

12800 (10000 non-refundable)

Tution deposits are payable usually within two (2) weeks after a Letter of Offer is issued.

Fee descriptionFee AmountNotes
Application fee145
Tuition Tuition 22429
Student union128
College initiative113
Materials0 not including textbooks
Campus resource225
Laundry0
Tools (deposit)0
Coverall (deposit)0
Uniform (deposit)0
Medical and Dental 275
Temporary Medical Insurance 149
U-PASS 442
Graduation45
Program-specific extra fees0
Total
Textbooks or other supplies may be required for this program. For information and prices, visit the VCC Bookstore.

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Jan 2025
(Winter term)
February 01, 2024
May 2024
(Spring/Summer term)
June 01, 2023
Sep 2024
(Fall term)
October 01, 2023

STATUS INFORMATION

  • Apply Now: Qualified applicants may receive offers of admission if seats are available, or placed on waitlists if seats are full.
  • Closed: Applications are not accepted.
  • For details about application availability based on study permit status and recommendations if the application status is closed, visit the Availability Status page.
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