Administrative Assistant Professional Certificate - Virtual delivery

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The Administrative Assistant Professional Certificate program provides students with the education they need to earn their Certified Administrative Professional (CAP®) designation. The CAP® designation is an industry recognized professional certification for the office and administrative profession, which encompasses all areas of today’s office support roles and responsibilities. By taking the Administrative Assistant Professional Certificate, you will develop the skill set to work as an office and administrative professional, while earning the required knowledge to take your CAP® exam and earn your CAP® designation.

Program topics include:

  • Introduction to Computing Systems in the Workplace
  • Business Communications
  • Time Management 
  • Meeting & Travel Planning
  • Minute Taking
  • Financial Accounting Basics
  • Human Resources Management Fundamentals
  • Record Management Fundamentals

Students who successfully complete the certificate program with UNBC Continuing Studies will be prepared to sit for the CAP® exam through the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) when all the requirements are met. To learn more about the CAP® exam, visit

*The CAP exam is based on information, skills, and goals within a profession, thus, no one source completely prepares an individual to sit for the CAP and guarantee a passing score. 

Price Includes:
  • The cost of this program covers students' first-year membership to the IAAP, which offers significant discounts when applying for your CAP® exam, purchasing study materials, and access to various IAAP resources.
Virtual delivery
Fall 2020/Winter 2021
Date & Time:
22 Oct 2020 to 30 Jan 2021
  • Course 1: Introduction to Computing Systems and Microsoft Office in the Workplace (Oct. 22-24, 9:00am-1:00pm)
  • Course 2: Business Communications (Nov. 5-7, 9:00am - 1:00pm)
  • Course 3: Time Management (Nov. 19 - 20, 9:00am - 1:00pm)
  • Course 4: Meeting & Travel Planning (Nov. 21, 9:00am - 1:00pm)
  • Course 5: Minute Taking (Nov. 27 - 28, 9:00am - 1:00pm)
  • Course 6: Human Resources Management Fundamentals (Dec. 10 - 12, 9:00am - 1:00pm)
  • Course 7: Record Management Fundamentals (Jan. 7 - 9, 9:00am - 1:00pm)
  • Course 8: Financial Accounting Basics, Jan. 28 - 30, 9:00am - 1:00pm)

Course Requirements

Students are asked to bring their personal laptops, with Microsoft Office installed, to both days of the "Introduction Computing Systems in the Workplace" course. If you are unable to bring your own laptop, please contact the Continuing Studies office about arrangements to have one provided to you. Students must attend 80% of their courses in order to pass the program and earn their certificate of recognition.

Course Prerequisites

Registrants must have Grade 12 equivalency, or been in the workforce for more than one year and be able to use a calculator and have basic computer knowledge.