Office Administration Certificate


Enhance your computer, communication and office skills.

Office assistants are valued for their ability to bring organization and professionalism to the workplace. Administrative professionals handle the day to day office administration for an individual, network or team.

Over the course of this Sask Polytech Certificate program, you will learn to use leading office software, from word processing to accounting to email. You will gain practical experience through simulated office situations. You will practice standard office procedures, from directing telephone communications to preparing for meetings to maintaining office equipment and managing office supplies.

Why Parkland College?

  • Students who attend Parkland College can expect smaller class sizes and an easier transition.
  • At Parkland College students typically receive more one-on-one time with instructors.
  • Our staff will know your name not just your student number!

Tuition & Course Info

Tuition: $4,643.00
**International students please refer to International Student Admission
Books & Materials: Approx. $2,100.00
Approx. $352.00
Dates: August 28, 2023 – April 29, 2024
Length: 32 weeks
Location: Yorkton, SK (online delivery)

*Tuition costs and dates are subject to change up to 3 months prior to delivery.*


Semester 1

ACCT 105 Accounting
BCOM 100 Business Communications 1
BCOM 103 Interpersonal Communications
CKEY 101 Keyboarding 1
COAP 115 Word Processing 1
OPRO 100 Office Procedures
OPRO 133 Records Management

Semester 2

ACCT 136 Automated Accounting
BCOM 102 Business Communications 2
CKEY 102 Keyboarding 2
COAP 116 Word Processing 2
COAP 117 Spreadsheet Applications
COAP 138 Computer Suite Applications
EMPS 105 Personal Management

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Did You Know?
When you complete the Business, Office Administration, or Continuing Care Certificate at Parkland College your certificate will be issued by Saskatchewan Polytechnic.

When can I apply?
You can apply anytime for SaskPolytech certificate programs at Parkland College. However, please note that applicants are accepted on a first come/first qualified basis. Original transcripts are required for acceptance into a program. Applications can be sent without the original but will not be officially considered until all entrance requirements are met (original transcript included).

If a program runs full-time can I still take it on a part-time basis?
Yes, most of the programs are available on a class by class basis (for domestic students only). If you are interested in taking a program but can only do a few classes per semester we can create a schedule that will suit your needs. Some classes do have a prerequisite requirement and need to be taken in a certain order. We can help guide you through the process!

How do I apply for a program as an International Student?
Students can complete the online application form and pay the $140.00 processing fee. Applications must include secondary and post-secondary transcripts and documents. English proficiency results must also be attached.

Are there English language requirements for International Students?
All programs require an IELTS minimum 6.5 with no bands less than 5.5.

Will there be assignments and homework as part of the program?
Students will cover several courses in each semester and are responsible for assignments and studying. This will definitely require homework outside of class time.

Career Opportunities

Graduates are prepared for employment in fields such as government, education, law, medicine, engineering, manufacturing, travel, insurance, banking and business. Example job titles include:

  • administrative assistants
  • administrative support persons
  • receptionists

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12
  • English language requirement
  • Keyboarding skills – 25 wpm is strongly recommended
  • Access to a computer and internet is essential
  • Special Admission is available
  • Non-refundable application fee: $60.00 (online) OR $90.00 (paper)
  • International students: please refer to the International Application and Admission Process for more information


International students please email



Last Updated: September 29, 2022