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Get the Skills to Be a Professional Office Assistant

Afternoon Online Classes Available

26 Week* Office Assistant Career Training Program

A strong foundation in Office Assistant training can open a lot of doors. From high finance to small businesses, most organizations rely on capable office staff to run efficiently.

If you are an organized individual who enjoys working with and helping others and you are looking to get established in a steady professional career, focused Office Assistant training could be an excellent opportunity.

Tuition Fees – $8,050

Books & Other Fees – $1,633

The best way to see if the Bredin College office assistant program is the right fit for you is to book a tour. Schedule a tour now.

Become a Qualified Office Assistant

The Office Assistant Diploma Program from Bredin College provides the hands-on training, real-world experience and industry support it takes to pursue a rewarding career, without spending years in school.

Classes are led by dedicated instructors. As a student, you will train on industry-current software and get up-to-date skills in areas employers look for, including:

  • Keyboarding & Introduction to Computers
  • Microsoft Office Skills – Outlook, Word Core, Word Expert, Excel Core,  Excel Expert, Access and PowerPoint
  • Business Writing
  • Skills for Success
  • Office Procedures
  • Customer Relations
  • Professional Communication Skills
  • Career Strategies
  • Practicum Placement

Don’t Miss a Beat! Stay Home and Continue Your Office Assistant Education With Live, Interactive Online Classes

Bredin is here to help you complete your program during this extraordinary time. We have adapted to an online delivery method, so you do not experience interruption to your education and career goals.

Learn about how you can take advantage of our live, interactive online classes with individual support given by expert instructors tailored to your learning needs.

Learn More!

Office Assistant Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program, with experience and initiative, may progress into jobs in the modern office in areas of administration, human resources, payroll, accounting, or computer systems. Graduates may qualify for such positions as:

  • Senior Secretary
  • Executive Secretary
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Supervisor
  • Coordinator
  • Office Manager
  • Junior Accountant
  • Benefits Administrator

Students may also become freelancers or employees at small or large firms.

Due to the career-oriented nature of the proposed program and the accelerated delivery format, we are not able to engage in transfer agreements with other Alberta Public Colleges.

Real-World Training

Office Assisting students at Bredin take part in a 4-week practicum in a real office setting. Gain on-the-job experience alongside working professionals.

A professional practicum can be a great way to get a feel for your new career and make helpful industry connections before you graduate.

In alignment with regulations and recommendations from the Ministry of Advanced Education (PPC Branch), the majority of Bredin’s programs require that your practicum must be completed in a workplace that aligns with the learning outcomes of your specific program. In accordance with Bredin College’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, and those of most workplaces, students will be expected to follow all of the protocols identified by the practicum placement. Some programs, such as self-paced Accounting and Payroll Administration and Office Assistant, can accommodate online practicums. In these cases, students are given the opportunity to complete an on-site practicum with an employer OR choose an Online Alternate Practicum, project-based, which includes interactive use of our online learning platforms, practical skill development, relevant assessments and tests, applicable research, interactive projects, and potential speakers if relevant to the program. Programs that are not eligible for online practicums include Early Learning and Childcare, Medical Office Assistant, Legal Assistant and Community Support Worker.

Get the Support of a Proven Employment Leader

Our roots are in employment solutions. Our parent company, Bredin Centre for Learning, has been an employment leader in Alberta for over 40 years. We’ve helped thousands of people get the tools and support it takes to secure rewarding professional positions.

As a Bredin College student and graduate, you will benefit from the resources and rich network of employer connections Bredin has developed over the years. Our Career Placement staff have the skills to help you every step of the way, from developing a standout resume to job hunting, interview techniques and more!

I am grateful for all the support and encouragement from the lovely people of Bredin College, Spruce Grove. I will always remember their kindness and unending patience in helping each student to succeed.
Ela Francisco

Get Help to Fund Your Education

Education is one of the most important investments you can make. Don’t let your financial situation stand in the way of your education. Many students require some form of financial assistance.

The dedicated Financial Aid team at Bredin College will help you through the financing process and discuss funding options with you such as Student Aid, personal line of credit or loan, or RESPs. They will take time to personally assist in determining which financial option is right for you. Once this is decided they work with you to help secure funding before starting your program.

Is an Office Assisting Career Right for You? Get More Info…

If you are interested in learning more about a career as an Office Assistant and exploring whether Bredin College is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

A helpful Admissions Representative would be happy to answer any questions you have.

For immediate questions, call:

Calgary 780-784-2020
Edmonton 780-784-2020
Spruce Grove 780-571-8692
Red Deer 403-967-1070

*Program length when completed in normal time.