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Office Professional Certificate


Credential: Certificate
Available: Continuing Education Classroom or Online

Note: Part-time deliveries of this program are no longer accepting applications. For more information on the full-time Office Professional certificate, visit the full-time program page.

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.  You have up to five years to complete this program.

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


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.

Program Outline

Business Studies OADM-211 Classroom
Presentation Software BCMP-270 Classroom
Business Software Foundations BCMP-220 Classroom
Communications and Presentation Skills COMN-220 Classroom, Online, Blended
Applied Mathematics for Business AMAT-240 Classroom
Office Administration OADM-257 Classroom
Word Processing Essentials BCMP-250 Classroom
Spreadsheet Essentials BCMP-260 Classroom
Collaborative Software and Technologies BCMP-215 Classroom
Communication and Presentation Skills II COMN-280 Classroom


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.


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