The 510-hour (17 weeks) Office Assistant Certificate program is an entry-level program for students interested in working in business offices. Students in this program learn essential business skills such as business communications, computer essentials, office procedures, business math, word processing, spreadsheet and database software. Graduates may be employed as receptionists, file clerks, and office assistants. Graduates of this program may also choose to continue their education by enrolling in more advanced Office Administration programs such as the Accounting Assistant, Administrative Assistant, Legal Administrative Assistant, or Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate programs.
The Office Assistant Certificate program is offered on campus as well as online. On-site students are normally enrolled full time; students wishing to take courses on site on a part-time basis should consult with the department chair. Online students may complete the program part time.
Graduation from the Office Assistant Certificate program requires successful completion of all courses in the program with a minimum final grade of 70 per cent in each.
2019-20: $2,265.19 (Kelowna, Penticton, Salmon Arm), $2,302.26 (Vernon)
Fees include all mandatory fees: Activity fee, Health & Dental, Student Association fee, Education Technology fee, Development fee.
All amounts are approximate and are subject to change.
You may start this program the first Monday of the month: September - November or January - March
Only the in-class program is student loan eligible.
Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 01/26/2020