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Administrative Assistant


Part juggler, part flight controller, part psychic—administrative assistants are the centres of calm in their offices. They know what is going on, when, and where, and exactly what to do to keep things running smoothly. Managers and senior staff depend on them.

If you’re looking for a job with a variety of responsibilities and like to multi-task, then this is the program for you.

In less than a year, you will have the skills you need to get into the workforce, such as how to take minutes, basic bookkeeping, business communications, and how to use the computer applications businesses rely on today.

You’ll sharpen those skills in a four-week on the job training placement, which is also your first step to building your business network. If you want to go further, you can transfer your credits to the Legal Administration or Medical Support Services program.




 Program Facts

Start: September
Length: 1 year
Location: West Prince Campus, Alberton
Credential: Certificate, Administrative Assistant
Minimum passing grade per course:

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Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
  • Résumé, including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program

Please note: Preference will be given to applicants with keyboarding skills.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates from this program may find employment with:

  • Federal, provincial and municipal government
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Private sector businesses.

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is the nationally accepted reference on occupations in Canada. It organizes over 40,000 job titles into 500 occupational group descriptions. It is used daily by thousands of people to compile, analyze and communicate information about occupations, and to understand the jobs found throughout Canada’s labour market. This program provides skills training that falls within the duties described in the following: NOC 1241.


Open Academic Studies program

Feeling like you’re not quite ready for college? Check out the Open Academic Studies program.

Credit Courses

Interested in taking a credit course but don’t want to register for an entire program? Credit courses provide credit toward a diploma or certificate program. Holland College has a variety of options for studying part time during the day, or, in some instances, in the evening or on the weekend.


View a full breakdown of costs for this program.

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Degree Pathways

This program has degree pathways. For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.

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