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.
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.
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.
At least 50% in the following courses or their equivalents:
- Math 10C or Math 20-3 or Pure Math 10 or Applied Math 10,
- 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.
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 (part-time) 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.
|COURSE NAME||COURSE CODE||OFFERED|
|Business Software Foundations||BCMP-220||Classroom|
|Applied Math for Business||AMAT-240||Classroom/Online Combinations|
|Communications and Presentation Skills||COMN-220||Classroom or Online|
|Office Administration||OADM-257||Classroom/Online Combinations|
|Word Processing Essentials||BCMP-250||Classroom|
|Collaborative Software and Technologies||BCMP-215||Classroom or Online|
|Communication and Presentation Skills II||COMN-280||Classroom/Online Combinations|
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.