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 walk out of the program, you’ll know everything 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 accounting and bookkeeping to office procedures, 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

25,700

administrative office professionals working in Alberta in 2020

$46,279

average annual salary

At-a-Glance

Starts-in

September

Credential / Accreditation

Certificate

Duration

1 year

Application Deadlines

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Program Availability

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Admissions

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.

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Delivery Formats

Fall 2021 – Health Guidelines

If there are changes to Alberta Health Services guidelines, this program will move to an online synchronous format during scheduled class times.

On-Campus

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

Online

This program is fully delivered online with both synchronous (learning occurs in real-time on a set schedule) and asynchronous (learning does not occur at the same time or same place) components.

Courses

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Course Title Credits
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
  Credits 15
Term II
AOP-1143 Office Procedures II 3
AOP-1145 Meeting and Conference Planning 3
CPU-1165 Designing Spreadsheet Applications 3
CPU-2254 Basic Desktop Publishing 3
HUM-1156 Business Ethics 1.5
BUS-1177 Entrepreneurship 3
  Credits 16.5
  Total Credits 31.5
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Tuition and Fees

Title Tuition Fees Books/Supplies
Year 1
$3,349.00
$1,145.00
$2,052.00
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International Students
Title Tuition Fees Books/Supplies
Year 1
$12,799.00
$1,145.00
$2,052.00
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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