Business Administrative Assistant Certificate Program

Excel in any office environment in various industries with MaKami’s unique online, case study learning model. New online administrative assistant courses start every two months!

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Why Our Business Administrative Assistant Program?

Are you an effective communicator and team player with a high attention to detail?  A career as a business administrative assistant may be the job for you!

Working in office environments in any industry, business administrative assistants are sought out for their combination of people skills and technological abilities. From answering phones to preparing documents and even social media management, Business Administrators are team players who are ready to help out where needed.

MaKami College’s 10 month (900 Hour) business administration assistant course allows students the flexibility to learn at their own pace with the support of the MaKami community. With this system, it is possible to easily balance school, family and work while earning your certificate. Students can earn a certificate in business administration in under a year. And at MaKami, you get a laptop with all your program curriculum fully loaded!

About the Online Business Administrative Assistant Program

Our unique online Business Administrative Assistant Certificate program is based on a case study format, where students are placed as recently hired Administrative Assistants within a mock company. You’ll have imaginary managers, coworkers, tasks and assignments that will prepare you for today’s dynamic office environment.

Using the latest technology, all students will receive a laptop for their studies, fully loaded with their program curriculum. Students will obtain industry-leading knowledge that will give them the skills they need to succeed in their careers as professional Business Administrative Assistants.

This online administrative assistant program offers unlimited assistance from instructors and tutors, as well as regular check-ins with your fellow students to help you stay accountable while receiving the support and student experience you need to succeed.

In this course, you will learn: 

  • The basic concepts and usage of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Office365.
  • How to set-up and work within cloud web-based environments with an introduction to database applications, data storage and organization.
  • Business writing skills, focusing on keyboarding, web content, emails, formal letters, reports and presentations.
  • Professional communication skills and strategies for assessing and responding to conflict in the workplace.
  • Customer service skills and strategies for anticipating client needs, using positive care approaches to customer interactions.
  • The essentials for proper file management, including creation and maintenance of electronic and paper folders and files for efficient office maintenance and organization.
  • A wide range of business skills with administrative assistant courses in organizational behaviour, planning corporate events, marketing, social media management, and so much more!

You will also create an ePortfolio throughout your course that will showcase your abilities and serve as an online resume after graduation.

New student intakes for this online program start every two months, start your course now!

Eligibility and Admissions

Standard Admission

Business Administrative Assistant students must meet the following criteria:

Students must meet the following criteria:
1. Must be minimum 17 years of age
2. Successful interview with school administration
3. Alberta high school diploma/non-Alberta equivalent

Mature Admission

Programs using Mature Admissions must meet the following criteria:
1. Must be minimum 18 years of age.
2. Successful interview with school administration
3. Successful completion of a Wonderlic Exam equal to grade 12 or above
OR Successful completion of a post-secondary program in Canada

Additional Helpful Program Information

Where is the Administrative Assistant Program Offered?

MaKami College Edmonton campus in Bonnie Doon Mall

MaKami College Edmonton

Located in the Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre

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MaKami College Calgary NE campus in Marlborough Mall

MaKami College Calgary NE

MaKami’s newest campus is located on the city’s northeast inside Marlborough Mall

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Interested in the Business Administrative Assistant program at MaKami College?

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