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Office Professional

Open for Fall 2018

Length: 1 Year
Credential: Certificate
Available: Full Time Classroom

Program Highlights

Increase productivity, create efficiencies and problem solve as an office administrator or administrative assistant using skills gained in courses that cover spreadsheet, word processing and presentation software, office administration and communication.
(Also available part time through Continuing Education.)

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Tuition and Fees Per Year*

Year 1: $5,085
Year 1 (International): $15,823

*Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change

Requirements

You will be offered admission to this program through direct entry if you meet the admission requirements and space is available. 

When can you apply?

  • Applications are accepted until the program start date.
  • Applications for fall 2018 open Oct. 18, 2017.
TermProgram start
Fall 2018 Sept. 4, 2018

Program Details

Program Description

Open the door to a fast-paced office career with the one-year Office Professional certificate. Learn to communicate in an office setting, understand common office procedures and use technology to organize business information. You practice collaboration and teamwork to complete a variety of business tasks.

You can graduate with several Microsoft Office certifications, demonstrating your essential skills in word processing, spreadsheet, email and presentation software. When you graduate, you can launch your office professional career or apply to the second year of SAIT's Administrative Information Management diploma

Your Career

Graduates are well prepared to take on entry-level administrative roles such as administrative assistant, office assistant, office administrator, mail and message distribution clerk and more - in a variety of organizations and industries.

Student Success

To achieve success in this program, students should:

  • Attend and actively participate in class
  • Spend approximately six hours per week on each course outside of regular class time
  • Be familiar with the use of a Windows-based computer and have basic skills in Microsoft Office
  • Be prepared to work in teams
  • Become familiar with and adhere to SAIT's academic policies

Also, students who are engaged and take advantage of SAIT services and resources usually experience more success in SAIT's programs

Credential

After successfully completing this program, graduates will receive a one year SAIT Office Professional certificate.

Professional Designations and Certifications

Students have the opportunity to write up to four Microsoft Office Specialist certification exams in this program:

  • Word 2013 Specialist
  • Excel 2013 Specialist
  • PowerPoint 2013 Specialist
  • Outlook 2013 Specialist

Additional certifications can be earned in the second year of the Administrative Information Management diploma

Transfer Options

Once completed, this SAIT credential may be eligible for transfer credit at another post-secondary institution. Visit Transfer Options to learn more about the transfer agreements currently available to SAIT graduates and incoming students.

Have questions? Write to us at transfer.options@sait.ca.

Admission Requirements

Admission and Selection

  • Applications are accepted until the program start date.
  • Fall 2018 start: applications open Oct. 18, 2017.

Admission Requirements

At least 50% in the following courses or their equivalents:

  • Math 10C or Math 20-3 or Pure Math 10 or Applied Math 10, 
  • English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2
  • All applicants to SAIT must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

SAIT accepts high school course equivalents for admission. If you don't meet the requirements, consider Academic Upgrading.

Direct Entry: Four Step Process

Step 1: Read the program information to see the qualities needed for student success.

Step 2: Ensure that you meet all of the admission requirements listed above.

Step 3: Apply to Office Professional and submit your transcripts and/or anticipated final grades.

  • Admission will be extended on a first-qualified, first-offered basis until the program is full.

Step 4: Find out how to monitor your application status after you apply.

Courses

Program Outline

  • To find the course description for a course shown below please go to our Course Finder.
  • SAIT students are offered an opportunity to develop lifelong learning skills in an online environment. One or more courses in the program are offered fully or partially online.

Semester 1

Course CodeCourse NameCredit
OADM-211 Business Studies 3.0
BCMP-220 Business Software Foundations 3.0
BCMP-270 Presentation Software 3.0
AMAT-240 Applied Mathematics for Business 3.0
COMN-220 Communication and Presentation Skills 3.0
Semester 1 Total: 15.0

 

Semester 2

Course CodeCourse NameCredit
OADM-257 Office Administration 3.0
BCMP-215 Collaborative Software and Technologies 3.0
BCMP-250 Word Processing Essentials 3.0
BCMP-260 Spreadsheet Essentials 3.0
COMN-280 Communication and Presentation Skills II 3.0
Semester 2 Total: 15.0
Program Total: 30.0

Progression

Students must attain a PGPA and/or a CGPA of 2.0 or better in each semester to progress through the program. To qualify for graduation, students must pass all courses and attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better.

Costs

Domestic Tuition and Fees*

YearTuition feesSAIT feesSAITSA fees2017/18 total
1 $4,122 $440 $523 $5,085

International Tuition and Fees*

YearTuition feesSAIT feesSAITSA fees2017/18 total
1 $14,860 $440 $523 $15,823

SAIT Fees

Campus Athletic and Recreation Fee: $160
Universal Transit Pass (UPass): $280

SAIT Students' Association Fees

Health Plan: $110**
Dental Plan: $125**
SAIT Students' Association (SAITSA): $288

Books and Supplies*

  • Books and supplies are approximately $1,400.
  • There is a $400 refundable security deposit required for the use of the laptop.


Find out about tuition and financial aid.

* Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change.
** For students with existing health and/or dental plans, please refer to the SAITSA website for information on opting out.

Contact Information

School of Business
403.284.8485
business.advising@sait.ca

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