On-Campus Day* - Your course activity is done in-person Monday - Friday, before 6 PM.
On-Campus Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done in person on weekdays from 6 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
Online Day* - Your course activity is done online Monday - Friday, before 6 PM.
Online Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done online on weekdays from 6 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
Online Flexible Delivery - Your course activity is not scheduled and therefore you can determine when to do the coursework.
Blended Delivery - Both On-Campus and Online - Some of your coursework will be in-person, on-campus and some will be done online.
* There may be circumstances that require some day delivery of classes to be scheduled into the evenings.
Please note due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these delivery options may shift from term to term. Please consult your program for details on delivery options.
Estimated program length is based on the recommended course load per semester as outlined in the Courses tab.
Actual program length will vary based on the number of courses/credits successfully completed per semester.
This program meets the eligibility criteria for the Post-Graduation Work Permit program for international students as long as the student is enrolled in the on-campus delivery mode or completes more than 50% of the courses on campus (for the blended option).
International students attending all classes online will NOT be eligible for a Post-Graduate Work Permit. International students are responsible for maintaining their eligibility throughout their studies.
This program is available to international students, however, program availability may be limited. This program does not meet the eligibility criteria for the Post-Graduation Work Permit program.
Learn to communicate in an office setting, understand common office procedures and use technology to organize business information.
Open the door to a fast-paced office career with the one-year Office Professional certificate.
You practice collaboration and teamwork to complete a variety of business tasks and 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.
Laddering and transferability
Upon completion of this certificate program, students can ladder into the Administrative Information Management diploma program.
Is this the right program for me?
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.
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.
After successfully completing this program, graduates will receive a one-year SAIT Office Professional certificate.
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Graduates can pursue job opportunities as a(n):
- administrative assistant
- office assistant
- office administrator
- mail and message distribution clerk
- personal secretary
Related careers include:
- legal assistant
- accounting technician
Tuition and fees
- Year 1: $6,509
- Year 1: $18,160.10
Final costs are dependent on the number of course credits a student takes per semester.
You will be offered admission to this program through direct entry if you meet the admission requirements and space is available.
When do classes start?
|Classes begin||Year start date||Year end date|
|Fall 2022||Sept. 6, 2022||April 28, 2023|
Applications are accepted until the program start date but are subject to change.
- Fall 2022 start: applications opened on Oct. 6, 2021.
Program admission requirements
At least 50% in the following courses or their equivalents:
- Math 10C or Math 20-3 AND,
- 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 evaluates international documents for admissions. After you've applied, consider our international document assessment service if your education is from outside of Canada. SAIT may also accept courses completed at certain international post-secondary institutions. Find more information here.
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.
This program meets the eligibility criteria for the Post-Graduation Work Permit program for international students as long as the student is enrolled in the on-campus delivery mode or completes more than 50% of the courses on campus (for the blended option). International students attending all classes online will NOT be eligible for a Post-Graduate Work Permit. International students are responsible for maintaining their eligibility throughout their studies.
Communication during admission
Email is the primary source of communication during the selection process. Ensure your personal email account is managed appropriately to receive our emails, files and communications. We recommend you add the firstname.lastname@example.org domain to your safe senders' list or you risk missing critical email messages.
Looking for course descriptions and requisites? Visit the course catalogue
|Course code||Course name||Credit|
|AMAT-240||Applied Mathematics for Business||3.0|
|BCMP-220||Business Software Foundations||3.0|
|COMN-220||Communication and Presentation Skills||3.0|
|Semester 1 total:||15.0|
|Course code||Course name||Credit|
|BCMP-215||Collaborative Software and Technologies||3.0|
|BCMP-250||Word Processing Essentials||3.0|
|COMN-280||Communication and Presentation Skills II||3.0|
|Semester 2 total:||15.0|
Students must attain a PGPA and/or a CGPA of 2.0 or better in each semester and pass the necessary prerequisite courses to progress through the program. To qualify for graduation, students must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete course requirements within the prescribed timelines.
The opportunity to advance your education through transfer in, within or on from SAIT is available.
Visit transfer options to learn more.
Domestic tuition and fees
Cost per credit: $168
|Year||Number of semesters||Tuition fees||SAIT fees||Saitsa fees*||Total|
International tuition and fees
Cost per credit: $556.37
|Year||Number of semesters||Tuition fees||SAIT fees||Saitsa fees*||Total|
*Maximum fee. Actual fees may be less and are based on the number of credits a student takes per semester and whether they opt-out of health and dental benefits.
- Campus athletic and recreation fee: $196
- Universal transit pass (Upass): $320
- Student support fee: $200
- Student technology fee: $200
Student Association fee
- Maximum: $291
This is the maximum amount the student will pay. Actual fees may be less and are based on the number of credits the students take per semester.
Health and dental fees
- Health plan: $127
- Dental plan: $135
Students with existing health and/or dental plans can opt-out. Please refer to Saitsa's website for information.
For more information on health and dental benefits for international students, please contact the International Centre.
Books and supplies*
Books and supplies are approximately $1,000 - $1,500 per full-time year.
For an estimate of the costs associated with purchasing a computer that meets the program's hardware and software requirements, see our computers and laptops page.
Learn more about tuition and financial aid.
*Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change.
Have you been accepted to this program? Here's what you'll need for your first day of classes.
Your program orientation (ORNT 118) date will be announced soon. Check your schedule in mySAIT for the time and location details.
Learn more about your orientation.
How to register for classes
Course registration opens on Tuesday, Nov. 15 for Winter 2023.
You’ll receive an email from us indicating what registration process you’ll use to enroll in your classes.
Learn more about how to register and the different registration methods used at SAIT.
Computers and laptops
This is a bring your own device program with a standard hardware and software requirement. See the specific requirements on our computers and laptops page.
To support your success, short courses are available to you to help prepare you for the academic year:
PERS 050: Student Rights and Responsibilities
This course is designed to introduce you to student rights and responsibilities at SAIT. You will learn about SAIT's rich and diverse community, become familiar with guidelines and procedures that create a safe, respectful learning experience for you, and gain practical tips for how you can engage in the SAIT community in a positive and responsible way. PRES-050 must be completed within 30 days from the start of the semester.
PREP 100: The SAIT Experience
Get tips and insider information on time management, exam preparation, effective notetaking and more through this free, online short course for new students. Plus, learn about discussion boards, online communication and submitting assignments online. Course completion is recommended by the end of your first semester.
Both courses can be accessed through Brightspace (D2L) before the first day of classes.
Students taking a full-time course load, or more than nine (9) credits per semester, will be automatically enrolled in these courses.
They are optional for students taking a part-time course load (9 or fewer credits per semester). Part-time students can register by emailing email@example.com.
Find your booklist on the SAIT Bookstore's website. The booklist will be available closer to the program start date.
Can’t find your program or course? The bookstore didn't receive a textbook list. Contact your program directly to determine if they’re still refining course details or if you're in luck, no textbook purchase required this term.
For any questions, or to set up a virtual advising appointment, please contact our School of Business Advising Centre
Dave Warner, Academic Chair
Next steps for all students
Here's what else you'll need to do to get ready!
Important dates and deadlines
Find important dates applicable to all students, including your transcript and tuition payment deadlines on our Important Dates page.