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Executive Office Administrator Accelerated

Certificate Program

Total Program Hours:
320 Hours
Full-Time Program Length:
16 Weeks
Includes holidays and professional days.
Delivery Methods:
  • In-Class Instruction
  • Distance Education / Online
  • Combined Delivery (Both In-Class and Distance)
Program content is subject to change.

Online and On-Campus Delivery Options may be available!

The Executive Office Administrator Accelerated certificate program has been developed to equip graduates with the skills to meet the needs of today’s business world.

This accelerated program requires a minimum of one year of clerical experience or graduation from a recognized clerical program (letter from employer or certificate/diploma).

The Executive Office Administrator certificate program has been developed to meet the needs of today’s companies focusing on MS Office, Sage 50 (Simply) Accounting, and Document Efficiencies, communication, and training in the areas of digital marketing (including social media), human resources, and travel/event planning.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Manage various digital marketing channels such as social media
  • Type correspondence and reports
  • Prepare presentation materials, compile data and research
  • Perform accounting activities and analyze financial statements
  • Attend meetings and take minutes
  • Productively use MS Office including Word, Excel and Access
  • Communicate effectively using various communication channels

Why Study at Sprott Shaw?  

  • Lifetime access to dedicated Employment Services Specialists (ESS) who can help you with resume and cover letter writing, interview skills, and the overall job search after graduation  
  • Lifetime tuition-free access to course refreshers if you ever need to retrain and update your skills  
  • Practicum opportunities with recognized organizations across BC  
  • Multiple start dates so you can start your education when you want to without the wait  
  • Career and professional development success courses to help create a career development marketing plan, learn the cardinal rules of professionalism, and identify the target markets and employment resources in the counselling field  
  • Preparation and orientation courses to teach you how to find credible research, write papers, create proper citation formats including APA, and study effectively for exams  
  • All-inclusive program costs where what you see is what you pay. Our costs include registration fees, assessment fees, tuition, textbooks, supplies, course materials, uniforms, certificates, graduation fees, practicum fees, and much more 
  • Grant and scholarship opportunities are available to help you save on tuition. Up to $4000 in scholarships and grants are open to recent high school graduates, Sprott Shaw alumni, military veterans, and more! Click here to browse our full list of grants and scholarships.

Success Stories

  • “I would absolutely recommend the Sprott Shaw Abbotsford campus to anyone looking to go back to school. My instructors were all very thorough with the material and extremely easy to talk to.” – Kayla M.
  • “With the flexibility of class dates and times, Sprott Shaw provided a personalized education.” – Danielle K.
  • “The things I learned and the talents I acquired gave me a life-long career as an Administrative Assistant. I am always very grateful to the dedicated teachers and the experience that I had.” – Marj S.

Where Are Sprott Shaw Graduates Working? 

Our Administration, Legal, and Hospitality graduates can be found working throughout the province. Graduates of our Administration programs are working in a diverse range of locations including the BC Cancer Agency and the Government of Canada. 

Graduates of our Veterinary Assistant program can be found in various veterinary clinics such as the Central City Animal Hospital and the Panorama Village Animal Hospital. 

Legal graduates can be found working in law firms and legal offices such as the Sea to Sky Law Office and Westside Family Law. Tourism and Hospitality graduates have been hired by Best Western, the Sandman Hotel Group, Grouse Mountain Tourism, and more. 

Click below to learn more about where our graduates are currently working. Please note that these lists do not cover every single business that has hired a Sprott Shaw graduate, but they do provide a good representation of the sort of industries that Sprott Shaw graduates are working in. 

Related Executive Office Administrator Programs

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Career Opportunities

Administrative Officer
Event Planner
Human Resources Assistant
Office Manager
Personal Assistant
Professional Assistant
Purchasing Agent
Research Assistant
Admission Requirements:
  • Grade 12 / GED or mature student status (all transcripts must be true certified copies or originals).
  • Applicants must successfully complete the admissions interview and entrance assessments with a minimum score of 20/40 in the English Assessment and a minimum score of 20/40 in the Math Assessment (with a minimum composite score of 42/80).
  • One year of clerical experience (letter from an employer) OR graduation from a recognized clerical program (certificate / diploma).
  • For more information on English Language requirements and equivalencies please click here.

Domestic Students:

  • Domestic students that can provide a Canadian transcript showing completion of English 11 or 12 (or equivalent) with a passing grade of ‘C’, will be exempt from having to write the English Entrance Assessment.
  • Domestic students that can provide a Canadian transcript showing completion of Math 10, 11 or 12 (or equivalent) with a passing grade of ‘C’, will be exempt from having to write the Math Entrance Assessment.

International Students:

  • International students that can provide a Canadian transcript showing completion of Math 10, 11 or 12 (or equivalent) with a passing grade of ‘C’ will be exempt from having to write the Math Entrance Assessment. The equivalent credential must be evaluated and verified.
  • International students that can provide a Canadian transcript showing completion of English 11 or 12 (or equivalent) with a passing grade of ‘C’ will be exempt from having to write the English Entrance Assessment. The equivalent credential must be evaluated and verified.
  • International students can also meet the English requirement by demonstrating one of the following three options:
  • Sprott Shaw’s English Language Assessment, OR
  • Minimum IELTS Score 5.5 overall or iBT TOFEL Score of 70, OR
  • Completion of an ESL program from one of SSC’s partnered ESL schools.
Certificate Requirements:
  • 60% average upon successful completion of all courses, including courses given a complete.

Students can expect to complete 1 – 3 hours of homework per day.

* Executive Office Administrator Accelerated was reviewed and approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills.

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Courses List

This 16 week Certificate program requires the student to complete the following courses.

  • Utilize most modules of Sage to record business transactions (order entry, inventory, AP, AR and payroll)
  • Produce reports including financial statements

  • MS Office Certification
  • Enter and maintain a database (filter, sort, create queries)

  • Management of office information (mail, appointments, telephones, meetings, business machines, bank statements)

  • MS Word, electronic files, business documents
  • Develop speed and accuracy

  • Identify an event's purpose and its objectives
  • Identify event critical path planning
  • Arrange travel plans

  • Analysis of job descriptions
  • Recruitment, orientation and training
  • Regulation and legislation

  • Learning how to choose the right social media platforms and how best to utilize the features offered by those platforms

  • Use blogging effectively as a marketing tool
  • Understand how display advertising fits into marketing strategies
  • Review techniques to enhance social media marketing to maximize exposure

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