ABT Office Assistant Online

Certificate
TYPE:
  • Part Time
  • Full Time
LENGTH: Varies
CAMPUS: Mackenzie
FEES: Estimated at $6,300
START DATE: Start date varies
DELIVERY:
  • Some courses are available online
  • Overview
  • Courses
  • Location & Dates
  • Entry Requirements
  • Fees

Overview

The Applied Business Technology (ABT) — Office Assistant Certificate provides a solid foundation of training in popular computer tools and office procedures.

Do you want to study on a schedule that works with your routine, your employment, and your lifestyle? Earn an Office Assistant Certificate by successfully completing the 20 online courses in the Applied Business Technology Program.

Careers

People with office assistant skills are in high demand in a wide variety of roles and environments, including:

  • Administrative assistant
  • Office clerk
  • Receptionist
  • Office manager
  • Executive assistant
  • Small business owner

What you will learn

Learn to use popular office computer tools and office procedures. By completing this program you will be able to:

  • Type and format documents
  • Create business presentations
  • Calculate finances using spreadsheets and accounting tools
  • Manage databases and records
  • Improve your communications and job search skills

ABT Office Assistant Online Courses

Do you want to study on a schedule that works with your routine, your employment, and your lifestyle? Earn an Office Assistant Certificate by successfully completing the 20 online courses in the Applied Business Technology Program.

Office Assistant Certificate (ABT) Program Outline

The Office Assistant Certificate program qualifies for Canada Student Loans. Applications are available online at canlearn.ca.
COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
ABTC-120 Keyboarding 1 50 hours
ABTC-125 Microcomputer Applications I 3 85 hours
ABTC-160 Administrative Procedures II  3 80 hours
COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
ABTC-155L Business Communications 0 15 weeks
ABTC-155 Business Communications 3 15 weeks
ABTC-150L Computerized Bookkeeping 0 15 weeks
ABTC-150 Computerized Bookkeeping 2 15 weeks
ABTC-145L Office Bookkeeping 0 15 weeks
ABTC-145 Office Bookkeeping 3 15 weeks
ABTC-135L Administrative Procedures I 0 15 weeks
ABTC-135 Administrative Procedures I 3 15 weeks
ABTC-130L Word Processing 0 15 weeks
ABTC-130 Word Processing 3 15 weeks
ABTC-120L Keyboarding 1 15 weeks
ABTC-115L Business Math and Calculators 0 15 weeks
ABTC-115 Business Math and Calculators 2 15 weeks
ABTC-110L Professional Development 0 15 weeks
ABTC-110 Professional Development 3 15 weeks
ABTC-105L Business English 0 15 weeks
ABTC-105 Business English 3 15 weeks
ABTA-170 Desktop Publishing 2 17 weeks
ABTA-170L Desktop Publishing 0 17 weeks
ABTA-175 Microcomputer Applications II 3 17 weeks
ABTA-175L Microcomputers II 0 17 weeks
ABTA-180P Work Experience 3 17 weeks

Locations & Dates

CNC programs have varying lengths and start dates to meet your needs, and are offered across multiple campuses where possible. Don’t see the campus you’re looking for? Check back with us soon as this page is updated throughout the school year.

START DATE CAMPUS DELIVERY LENGTH
Start date varies Mackenzie Online 1.5 years full time, 2.5+ years part time

Entry Requirements

Students in the Applied Business Technology Office Assistant courses must have the following:

  • Grade 12 or ABE/Academic Upgrading Advanced Certificate or GED Certificate or completion of SRA (Student Readiness Assessment).
  • Course prerequisites or equivalent where required.

Need help meeting these requirements? Check out our Academic Upgrading options.

Technology Requirements

To access ABT online collaborative program courses, the following computer system and Internet browser requirements are recommended. Note that many work environments, particularly legal and medical offices, will use PC rather than Mac computers, so the use of a PC is strongly recommended.

Mac

Internet Browser: Firefox 3.5 or higher
Operating System: Mac OS X
System Memory: 1GB or higher
Internet Connection: Broadband DSL or Cable-Modem strongly recommended
Audio: Sound Card and Speakers Also Recommended: Computer headphones with microphone
Video: 1024 x 768 or higher resolution
JavaScript: Enabled
Cookies: Enabled
Popup Blocker: set Popup Blockers Allowed Sites to include: onlinecollaborative.ca

Windows

Internet Browser: Firefox 3.5 or higher
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 or 8
System Memory: 1GB (Vista) Internet
Connection: Broadband DSL or Cable-Modem strongly recommended
Audio: Sound Card and Speakers Also Recommended: Computer headphones with microphone
Video: 1024 x 768 or higher resolution
JavaScript: Enabled
Cookies: Enabled Popup Blocker: set
Popup Blockers: Allowed Sites to include: onlinecollaborative.ca

The ABT Online Collaborative Program may require the use of the following which are not supported for Mac

  • Wavpedal Foot Pedal
  • Wav player software (see below for ordering details for foot pedal and software)
  • 1 available serial, or USB port for Wavpedal

Invest in your future

The estimated cost for this program is $6,300.  

These costs are an estimate. Student fees vary by campus.

Books for this program can be purchased from the bookstore.

Paying for college

We're here to help. You can apply for scholarships and bursaries through CNC. We can also help you find loans and other funding. Visit Financial aid to find out how. 

Salaries and employment

Looking for a job? Check the student employment opportunities board