Office Administration Certificate Program

Office Administrator working at her computer.
Office Administration graduates move easily into professional office settings

Hands-On Computer & Finance Training, Practical Office Skills and Professional Support to Launch a Successful Professional Career in 30 Weeks

To earn the Office Administration Certificate at Discovery Community College students must complete both the Computerized Business Applications (CBA) and Accounting and Finance (AF) programs.

This program has been reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

As a qualified Office Administration graduate, you’ll be equipped with the skills and knowledge required to work in any modern office environment. Your hands-on training will cover computer hardware skills and knowledge, computer software skills focusing on the MS Office suite, organizational and communication skills, basic bookkeeping and computerized accounting knowledge, and employability skills.

This program is taught by experienced business professionals, who know exactly what you need to be an asset to a modern business and are dedicated to providing personal, supportive guidance.

Computerized Business Applications training includes: Computer hardware and software including Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint

Accounting and Finance training includes: Bookkeeping plus Simply Accounting, QuickBooks and Payroll

This program is offered in: Campbell River, Maple Ridge, Nanaimo, Surrey and Parksville.

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Is a Career in Office Administration Right for You? Take the Discovery College "Office Administration Career Training Readiness Quiz"

This fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get your Office Administration career training readiness score now >>

Career Opportunities

Successful graduates of this course enter the professional world with confidence, knowing they have the skills to succeed in almost any office environment. With above-average future job growth expected in this field, your exciting new career can take you everywhere from large, fast-paced corporations to small, community-oriented businesses.

Put your natural planning and organizational talents to work for you in this professional career in less than 1 year.

The best way to see if Discovery Community College is the right fit for you is to see it for yourself. You can tour our facilities, get all your questions answered, and meet with both students and instructors. Schedule a Tour Now or Get more info >>

“I can proudly say that going to Discovery was one of the greatest choices I have made in my life. Now I not only have a job, but a career which I am proud of.”
– Ana McManus, Discovery Community College Graduate

Is an Office Administration Career Right For You?

If you’re interested in learning more about Office Administration and exploring whether this might be the career path for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information and a FREE Career Info Kit.

Our friendly and knowledgeable Admissions Representatives are also happy to answer any questions you have and can help with everything from courses to financial aid.

To speak with an Admissions Rep right away, give us a call at 1-877-315-5241.

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