Office Assistant

Program Highlights

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Western College

128 Carolina Avenue

Stephenville, NL  A2N 2S5

Tel: (709) 643-6444  Fax (709) 643-6083

Adult Learning Center

70 Main Street

Stephenville, NL  A2N 1J4

Tel: (709) 643-6444  Fax (709) 643-6467

The focus of this program is on the development of strong secretarial, word processing, and office support skills. The importance of cultivating interpersonal, organizational, and communications skills is stressed and the student will become familiar with the basic procedures required for the smooth operation in a business office setting.

The career-oriented Office Assistant Program offers the interested student the opportunity to acquire technical, computer, and office skills, along with work related attitudes essential for successful employment either in the business, legal, or allied health environments.


The Office Assistant program helps prepare the student for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification at the expert level in Excel and Word and at the Core Level in Access and PowerPoint .

Program Duration

The program duration is a total of 47 weeks, including a 4 week work term.

Technical Skills

Business Communications

Office Skills

Computer Skills

Computer Fundamentals / Keyboarding

IInternet Communications


Word Processing Level I & II

Spreadsheets Level I & II

Documents Formatting

Database Management


Strategies for Student Success

Professional Skills

Career Planning & Preparation

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