Administrative Assistant

The Academy of Learning Career College focuses on the career-targeted skills and office assistant training that today’s employers are looking for. As a result, this program can be completed in only 31 weeks. With ongoing enrollment and a flexible course schedule, you can start your education as soon as you’re ready!

Become A Qualified Administrative Assistant

AOLCC’s Administrative Assistant diploma program develops the administrative, clerical and organizational skills that are needed to play a key role in virtually any office environment.

You will learn to perform administrative and clerical duties that assist with the overall function of your department, including preparing reports, scheduling appointments and drafting correspondence. We also provide job search and resume writing workshops to help you get on track for a successful and long-lasting career as an Administrative Assistant.

Program Type




Expected Wage Range

$33k – $55k
(Payscale Canada)

AOLCC’s Integrated Learning System™

All courses in our programs are delivered through our unique Integrated Learning System™ (ILS). Through ILS, you will develop a true proficiency in each topic, no matter your age or skill level upon enrolment. Our learning coaches are with you every step of the way to provide individualized assistance and encouragement in a supportive and non-competitive learning environment. Here’s how it works:

  • You only advance to the next course when you are confident that you have mastered one topic and are ready to move on to the next
  • You participate in hands-on exercises, tasks and practice exams that test your knowledge and give you confidence
Career Opportunities

Skilled Administrative Assistants are in great demand in both large corporations and small independent businesses. All employers in all industry sectors require staff that possess strong office and software-related skills to perform their administrative functions. Administrative Assistants may move into supervisory office positions as their careers progress.

Admission Requirements

Grade 12 or equivalent or Mature Student Status.
Courses are open to any applicant who possesses a good command of the English language and is able to follow instructions.
Full-time students must attend the required hours per week as per the course schedule and may do so at times convenient to them.


Minimum 40 words per minute (WPM)

Operating System
Basic level of proficiency in a Windows operating system

Word Processing
Advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft Word

Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel

Database Management
Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Access

Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint

Office Skills
Office Procedures Level 1 and Level 2, Internet Fundamentals, Personal Computer Fundamentals for End Users, basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, and Basic Bookkeeping Level 1 and Level 2

Business Skills
Customer Service, Business Math, Business Correspondence Level 1 and Level 2, and Grammar Essentials for Business Writing

Job Readiness/Employability Skills
Job Search & Résumé Writing

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