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, has been developed to support continued student learning, where possible. College of the North Atlantic will continue to maximize its online learning and alternate delivery capacities to ensure that all possible program deliveries are completed to the best of its ability.
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School of Business
Program Length: One Year
The Office Administration Certificate program will be delivered via Distributed Learning with additional learning resources available at Baie Verte Campus
Graduates from the certificate program will acquire knowledge and office skills for entry-level employment in the office of today.
Upon successful completion of the Office Administration program, graduates will be able to:
Produce business documents using current software for effective communication.
Demonstrate professional office and communication skills for success in a business environment.
Demonstrate competency of recording financial transactions and creating financial statements to complete an accounting cycle.
Demonstrate application of the Conference Board of Canada employability skills for successful entry into the workplace.
Graduates from the certificate program may obtain employment as an entry-level administrative assistant, office clerk, data entry clerk, or word processing operator.
Eligibility for admission requires the applicant to meet one of the following academic criteria:
1. High School
High School Graduation
2. Comprehensive Arts and Science Certificate (College Transition Program)
3. Adult Basic Education
Adult Basic Education (Level III) Graduation with General College Profile (or Business-Related College Profile or Degree and Technical Profile)
4. Mature Student Requirements
Applicants who do not meet the education prerequisites for this program, must be at least 19 years at the time of application and out of school for at least one year may be considered on an individual basis under the Mature Student Requirements; for more information regarding the Mature Student Requirements please refer to
Procedure AC-102-PR Admission
5. International Applicants – English Proficiency
All international applicants must meet the College’s English language proficiency requirements for acceptance into regular programs. The College will accept these recognized tests of English language proficiency (TOEFL paper based 550, TOEFL Internet based 79, TOEFL computer based 213 or equivalent, IELTS Academic Test overall band score of 6.0, or Pearson PTE 53 or greater, etc.).
If a language proficiency test other than those referenced above was used, applicants can forward for assessment.
If an international applicant has attended an educational institution (high school or post-secondary) for a period of three years or more where the official language of instruction was English, the English language proficiency test will not be required.
: Some programs may require specific English language requirements and proficiency scores that differ from those stated above; therefore international applicants are advised to please refer to the specific program admission requirements as identified in the College Calendar.
The Office Administration Program offers exit points after Year 1 and Year 2.
: The first year is a common year at the end of which students may graduate with an Office Administration Certificate.
Students going on to complete the diploma program can select one area of specialization for the second year from the following options: Executive Office Management, Legal, Medical, Records and Information Management.
CNA Graduates from this area - 5 year trending
Document Production I
Introduction to Business
Personal and Career Growth
Business Writing Fundamentals
Document Production II
Semester 3 (Intersession)
Digital Tools for the Office
Locations & Start Dates
Baie Verte Campus (fully online) - September 2021