Administrative Assistant

Program Duration: 1 year (2 Semesters)

Credentials: New Brunswick Graduate Certificate.

Academic Area: Management

Campus: Fredericton, NB

Delivery: Full-Time


Intake information

Start dateCampus
January 2021 Fredericton, NB

Program Description:

This program focuses on developing the student’s ability to adapt to various software packages.  Non-computer courses are designed to develop communication, managerial, and problem-solving skills necessary for a successful career as an Administrative Assistant. Graduates enjoy a competitive edge in today’s job market and are qualified for employment in both the public and private sectors. 

Career Opportunities:

Administrative assistants perform a variety of administrative duties in support of managerial and professional employers. They are employed throughout the private and public sectors. Approximately 90% of graduates are employed. within six months of graduating.

Graduates of Administrative assistants’ programs (NOC 1241) are good in New Brunswick over the next 3 years. This job outlook is also applicable to people working as an administrative assistant.

Salary Expectations:

$27,040- $55,099 per annum.


Students must meet one (1) of the following admission requirements:

  • High school graduation or
  • GED or equivalent or
  • Mature student – Detailed resume outlining experience and qualifications must be submitted.


  • Keyboarding/Outlook
  • Microsoft Word
  • Advanced Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Advanced Excel
  • Communications/Records Management
  • Proofreading & Editing
  • Manual Accounting
  • Computerized Accounting
  • Customer Service
  • Business Law
  • Business Presentations
  • Advertising & Social Media
  • Professional Office Procedures
  • Document Transcription
  • Career Skills
  • Event Coordination & Sponsorship
  • Work Placement

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Courses and content may change to enhance program quality


Tuition: $9695.00
Textbooks: $1750.00 (approximately)
Student Protection Fee: $96.95 (1% of tuition)

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Mary Grace Haynes - Administrative Assistant


Provincial and Federal student loans are available to qualifying students.  For more information on applying for a student loan, New Brunswick residents should contact New Brunswick Student Financial Services at If you have not lived in New Brunswick for the past 12 months, or if you are currently living in another province, please contact your provincial Student Financial Aid office.

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Gender Equality Scholarship

The Gender Equality Scholarship program is intended to encourage women and men, entering their first year at a New Brunswick college, to seek a non-traditional career where
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This website provides a full range of scholarships available to Canadian residents who are attending post-secondary institutions.  The search list can be defined by province,  program and various other criteria.


Link for apartment rental information:

 Students may also contact the New Brunswick Rentalsman’s Office.

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