For you, it's all about the details. And in the one-year Administrative Office Professional program, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge you need to be the detailed-oriented backbone of the workplace. When you successfully complete the program, you’ll have the skills you need to excel in the office.

In our small classes taught by experienced instructors who have been in the positions you aspire to, you’ll learn all the details it takes to keep the office running smoothly, from bookkeeping to office procedures, to conference planning and more. And you’ll learn using the latest industry-standard software to complete your assignments.

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Career Opportunities

Our graduates enjoy close to a 100 percent employment rate! You can look forward to work in a wide range of roles and office environments including:

Positions

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Data Entry Specialist
  • Program Assistant
  • Receptionist

Industries

  • Commercial and Educational Offices
  • Government Offices
  • Insurance and Real Estate Offices
  • Legal and Dental Offices

Visit ALIS website for more career information.

8 months

is all that’s needed to earn this credential

23,300

the number of people in Alberta who are employed as administrative assistants

Skills

you learn will open the door to all kinds of career opportunities in business, government, and not-for-profits

At-a-Glance

Starts-in

September

Credential / Accreditation

Certificate

Duration

1 year

Dates and Deadlines

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Program Availability
Domestic Status
International Status
International Status with Study Permit
Fall 2024
Open
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Admissions

This program is available for International Students.

New applicants are accepted into the Administrative Office Professional program in the Fall (September) term.

General Admissions Requirements

All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Lethbridge College programs.

Mobile Learning Program

This is a Mobile Learning Program that requires students to supply their own device with required minimum specifications. Click here for additional information.

Graduation Requirements

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, students are awarded an Administrative Office Professional certificate.

Transfers
Medicine Hat College

Graduates of Lethbridge College's Administrative Office Professional certificate are eligible to transfer into the Administrative Office Management diploma at Medicine Hat College. Students should contact an Academic Advisor at Medicine Hat College for further information. 

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Delivery Formats

Online (Partial)

This program offers some courses, but not all required program courses, online with either synchronous (learning occurs in real-time on a set schedule) or asynchronous (learning does not occur at the same time or same place) components.

On Campus

This program is delivered in a face-to-face format on the main Lethbridge College campus. Lectures, labs and hands-on training opportunities will all take place on campus in Lethbridge.

Courses

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CourseTitleCredits
Year 1
Term I
ACC-1146Bookkeeping3
AOP-1142Office Procedures3
COM-1162Interpersonal Relationships and Communications3
ENG-1159Writing for the Workplace3
KEY-1140Document Processing3
 Credits15
Term II
AOP-1143Office Procedures II3
AOP-1145Meeting and Conference Planning3
BUS-1177Entrepreneurship3
CPU-1165Business Applications II3
CPU-2254Basic Desktop Publishing3
HUM-1156Business Ethics1.5
 Credits16.5
 Total Credits31.5
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Tuition and Fees

Title Tuition Fees Books/Supplies
Year 1
$4,305.00
$1,410.68
$2,150.00
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International Students
Title Tuition Fees Books/Supplies
Year 1
$14,574.00
$1,410.68
$2,150.00
Notes

Costs for supplies may vary considerably depending on what students already have or where they purchased their supplies; cost provided is on the moderately high end.

Students in this program are required to purchase their own mobile learning device. Check your letter of admission or contact your program office or check the admissions tab for details – there are minimum requirements.

Students will be charged a medical/dental benefit fee unless they opt out by demonstrating alternative coverage prior to the end of the first week of class.

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Scholarships

With just one online application, you can apply for all the Lethbridge College awards and scholarships for which you qualify, including these featured scholarships:

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