Program Outline

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, students are able to:
1. Transcribe data at a keyboarding speed of 50 words per minute or more.
2. Write and/or edit grammatically accurate, well styled business documents.
3. Prepare professional business documents including memorandums, letters, reports, newsletters and advertising flyers using word processing and specialized desktop publishing applications.
4. Use spreadsheet software to organize, analyze and present operational data.
5. Use data base management software to organize, analyze and present operational data.
6. Create business presentations incorporating graphical, sound and video features.
7. Maintain the financial records of a small business using computerized accounting software.
8. Design and update a simple website for an organization.
9. Interact successfully with clients, co-workers and superiors.
10. Apply administrative office procedures using current business technology.
11. Demonstrate effective resume writing, interview and other job search skills.

Learning Options

On-Campus – Yes 
Program Start Date – September 


Semester 1: Approx. $1710 (Fall)

Semester 2: Approx. $2500 (Winter)

For tuition costs of see the Williams Lake Admissions Office.

Textbooks: Approximately $1500 per year. New and used books are available at the TRU Bookstore.


Graduates of the Administrative Assistant Certificate can ladder into the Executive Assistant Diploma (on-campus, online) and receive a block transfer of 15 credits for the courses they have taken in the certificate or a similar program taken at another institution. The diploma consists of 45 credits, 15 credits of which are met by the block transfer, which leaves students with 30 credits (10 courses) to complete the program.

Executive Assistant Diploma graduates can in turn ladder into the Bachelor of Business Administration (on-campus) or the Bachelor of Commerce (online) and transfer all credits earned in the diploma. Students should be able to complete either degree with two to three years of full-time study, or spread the remaining courses out over a longer period as they continue to work.

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