For you, it's all about the details. And in our 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 walk out of our program, you’ll be equipped with the skills and experiences you’ll 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 office environments and roles including:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Commercial Offices
  • Data Entry Specialist
  • Educational Offices
  • Executive Secretary
  • Financial Offices
  • Government Offices
  • Legal Offices
  • Medical Offices
  • Office Assistant
  • Receptionist
  • Virtual Assistant

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8 months

is all that’s needed to earn this credential


administrative office professionals working in Alberta in 2020


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




Credential / Accreditation



1 year

Application Deadlines

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Program Availability

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New students 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, as indicated in the Admission section of this calendar.

Medicine Hat College

Graduates of Lethbridge College's Administrative Office Professional certificate program are eligible to transfer into Medicine Hat College's Administrative Office Management diploma program.

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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.


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Year 1
Term I
ACC-1146 Bookkeeping 3
AOP-1142 Office Procedures 3
ENG-1159 Writing for the Workplace 3
KEY-1140 Document Processing 3
COM-1162 Interpersonal Relationships and Communications 3
Term II
AOP-1143 Office Procedures II 3
AOP-1145 Meeting and Conference Planning 3
CPU-1165 Business Applications II 3
CPU-2254 Basic Desktop Publishing 3
HUM-1156 Business Ethics 1.5
BUS-1177 Entrepreneurship 3
 Total Credits31.5
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Tuition and Fees

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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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