Advanced Administrative Assistant Certificate Training Program

Program Overview

The Advanced Administrative Assistant (AAA) Certificate Program is a short-term (11-month) skills-training certificate program for immigrant and racialized women that provides a series of hands-on courses leading to mastery of the most frequently used office applications, as well as office operations, business communications and customer relations. This program is suitable for those who are making a career change or looking to upskill to increase their opportunities in the job market. Completion of this program will provide participants a competitive edge and open doors to mid-level administrative assistant positions.

This program is FULLY FUNDED for eligible participants. Please see Eligibility to see if you qualify to participate in this program at no cost. PLEASE NOTE: The program is now full. You can still submit your Eligibility Form to be placed on the waitlist.

The program will begin on Thursday February 25, 2021. All classes will be delivered online.

Program Outline

February 25, 2021 – Student Welcome & Program Overview
Students will be welcomed to the program. The program coordinator will provide an overview of the program, learning outcome and student expectations.

March 1 – 6, 2021 – Orientation Week
Students will set up their Langara accounts and orientated to the online learning platform Brightspace. Students will participate in the online Student Success Course to learn about how to learn in an online learning environment.

March 8 – May 14, 2021 – Part 1 – Basic computer skills
Class schedule: 1.5 – 2 hours online classes on Monday to Friday
Students will learn basic computer skills and build the foundation of using a computer in an office environment. Students will be introduced to Office 365 with Word and PowerPoint. Students will also learn proper keyboarding skills to increase efficiency.

May 17, 2021 – January 21, 2022 – Part 2 – Core Courses
Class schedule: 2 - 3 hours of online classes Monday to Friday
Students will take the core courses for the Administrative Assistant Certificate Program, including: Business Communication, Fundamentals of Management, Project Supervision, Customer Relations, and Bookkeeping, as well as courses for common computer applications for office such as advanced Office 365, Sage50-1 and Intro to Website Design.



Funding supported by the Province of British Columbia.