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Administrative Assistant

Develop the skills needed for a career that will open doors to the business world.

Learn the relevant skills needed to excel in today’s workplace.

Build technical and soft skills such as business office software, administrative procedures, communication, event planning, bookkeeping, accounting, payroll and problem-solving.

Become qualified to work effectively in businesses, private and public corporations and government departments.

  • Program Type
    Full-time and part-time options
  • Credential
    Certificate
  • Annual Intakes
    Fall and Winter
  • Locations
    Notre Dame Campus, Interlake and Peguis – Fisher River Campuses, Portage Campus, Steinbach Campus and Winkler Campus
  • How to Enrol
    Application required
  • Application Type
    Regular admission
  • Program Length
    18 weeks
  • Program Type
    Full-time and part-time options
  • Credential
    Certificate
  • Annual Intakes
    Year-round registration available
  • Locations
    Notre Dame Campus, Interlake and Peguis – Fisher River Campuses, Portage Campus, Steinbach Campus, Winkler Campus and Online
  • How to Enrol
    Quick registration

Experience a Polytechnic Education

Full-time Delivery: Something New Every Term

Part-time Delivery: Flex Ed Benefits

Flexible education is at the core of RRC Polytech’s part-time programming. Take advantage of a wide variety of programs, courses, seminars and workshops that help you quickly get the skills you need, when and where you need them.

This program focuses on the administrative and technical skills needed to meet the demands of the current and emerging office environment.

TERM 1

Explore administrative procedures and build versatile skills in computer usage, accounting, customer service and communications before completing a real-world practicum experience.

ADVANCE, CHANGE OR START YOUR CAREER

Upskill and build on your existing experience or reskill and jump into a new career. Our part-time programming is full of accessible opportunities for every point in your learning journey.

LEARN ON YOUR SCHEDULE

Reaching your career goals has never been easier. Complete programs and courses to earn credentials on your schedule – whether that’s weekdays, evenings or even weekends.

TAKE CLASSES ONLINE OR IN PERSON

Tell us how you’d like to learn. Our part-time programs and courses are available online, in person at campuses across Manitoba or as a combination of both.

QUICKLY REGISTER FOR COURSES

Registering for a part-time program at RRC Polytech is as easy as adding courses to your shopping cart. Our academic advisors will happily help you find the perfect program.

Employment Potential

Prepare yourself for career success

Potential Grad CAREERS

  • Administrative assistant
  • Office assistant
  • Clerk
  • Administrative secretary
  • Program assistant
  • Receptionist
  • Office coordinator
  • Administrative officer
  • Executive assistant

What to Expect in This Program

Get Prepared for the Future of Work

Excel with small class sizes, practical learning and experienced instructors, all focused on your success. With an employer-driven education, you won’t just be ready for a career – you’ll be prepared to stay in front of what’s ahead.

Get all the skills needed to start a successful career.
Learn with confidence from seasoned instructors.
Study using modern facilities just like those in the business.
Use up-to-date equipment and prepare for success in the workforce.
Log in on your own schedule.
Enjoy the satisfaction of learning to work as a team in real-world scenarios.
Gain confidence in communication and decision-making.
Learn in a flexible, self-paced manner.
Immerse yourself in a multifaceted assignment that is the perfect preparation for a career after graduation.
Learn from a variety of real-world situations.

Graduate Success

Our graduates proudly use the versatile skills and in-depth knowledge they develop at RRC Polytech to start, change or advance their careers and take on new, rewarding opportunities.

The statistics below represent the opinions and employment statuses of this program’s recent grads. They were retrieved from the 2019-2020 RRC Polytech Graduate Satisfaction and Employment Report.

96% – RECOMMEND PROGRAM TO OTHERS

Dedicated instructors, student supports and access to up-to-date equipment create an exceptional experience and build the confidence and skills you need to succeed after graduation.

96% – CONSIDER INSTRUCTORS KNOWLEDGEABLE

Our highly educated instructors use their experience working with private and public companies of all sizes to ensure your training is up-to-date, relevant and aligned with industry needs.

$35K – AVERAGE NEW GRAD SALARY

Working with modern skills and requirements, instructors bring students up to speed with the best practices from the field of administration.

“The skills and formal training learned in the program gave me the confidence to take initiative at my new job and opened an entire world of opportunity for me.”

Jessica Tapatai – Graduate of the RRC Polytech Administrative Assistant Certificate Program with Honours

Who Should Enrol?

Turn your talents into academic success

As a student in the Administrative Assistant program, you are a team-oriented, logical thinker. You also excel at time management and problem solving.

Students that excel in this program often share these interests, skills and personality traits.

PERSONALITY TRAITS

  • Both introverts and extroverts
  • Critical thinker
  • Detail-oriented
  • Independent
  • Results-oriented

SKILLS

  • Communication
  • Dependability
  • Multitasking
  • Prioritizing
  • Strategic thinking

INTERESTS

  • Clerical
  • Data entry
  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving
  • Office management

All the Information You Need

MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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LOCATION, DATES AND FEES

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SCHOLARSHIPS

Celebrate and motivate your learning. Whether you’ve sprinted through the first term or just received your acceptance letter, find a variety of bursaries, scholarships and awards.

OTHER INFORMATION

Explore our Catalogue for more detailed information, including a program outline, course descriptions and everything you’ll need to plan and prepare for your future success.

DATES AND FEES

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LIST OF COURSES

Plan out your preferred learning journey. Review a summary of this program’s courses to discover what you’ll learn and how an RRC Polytech education will help your career.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Ensure signup goes smoothly and understand program requirements before registering. Review required documents and procedures to make sure you’re prepared to enter this program.

OTHER INFORMATION

Explore our Catalogue for more detailed information, including a program outline, course descriptions and everything you’ll need to plan and prepare for your future success.

Begin Your Journey

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Your future is within reach, and we’re here to help you achieve it. Experience industry-focused opportunities available at RRC Polytech and develop the knowledge and skills to grow, lead and excel in your future career.

Quickly gain the skills you need to stay ahead of evolving industries and reach potential employers. Register today and take advantage of a flexible, part-time education designed to boost your potential and help you achieve your career goals.

FINANCIAL AID

Support yourself while pursuing your RRC Polytech education. You may be eligible for loans, grants and bursaries to help tackle your financial needs.

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Whether you’re diving into a new career or still planning your first steps, we’ll find you the right support for any point in your learning journey.