Administrative Professional
Career Potential
How to Apply
Program Outline

The Administrative Professional Diploma program offers a well-rounded curriculum of the Administrative Professional Certificate in the 1st year and the Bookkeeping Certificate in the 2nd year to prepare students for immediate employment in a constantly changing business environment. Graduates will obtain the knowledge and skills required to gain employment in administrative support positions. The last component of the program is a three-week practicum placement aimed at providing on-the-job training, furthering graduates' employment opportunities, or a capstone project where students will conduct research on a business topic.

Working Together

CIOT and Portage College are excited to work together to deliver Portage College Continuing Education programs in Calgary. The program consists of non-credit Portage College Continuing Education courses. All our current students and students who are starting before May 15th are eligible for their work permit and are not impacted by the recent announcement by the IRCC. As per the announcement by IRCC any student starting after May 15th in these programs would not be eligible for the PGWP.

*The intention of this non-credit Continuing Education programming is to allow graduates to be eligible to apply for their Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP). The intention is not to have this programming transfer credit to other post-secondary institutions. However, there may be opportunities to apply for prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR) with other post-secondary institutions.

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum Average Grade of 55% in final semester of high school or college
  • English 12 grade of 50% or higher
  • Math 12 grade 50% or
  • Math 10 grade with minimum 60%
  • IELTS 6.0 with one band of 5.5

Employment opportunities are not limited to private businesses. The Alberta government, colleges, municipalities, settlement and band offices have all hired Administrative Professional graduates. Possible job opportunities are:

  • Administrative assistant
  • Human resources assistant
  • Medical receptionist
  • Receptionist
  • Records management assistant
  • Secretary
  • Copy of Grade 10, High School Diploma or College Diploma (Most current education)
  • English Test Result (if required) English Requirements/Exemptions
  • Scan of Passport Front and Back
  • Apply Online with Aplicar

Courses In Program

  • Document Formatting |
  • Word Processing (Introductory/intermediate/Advanced)
  • Spreadsheets (Introductory/Intermediate/Advanced)
  • Introduction to Operating System Software
  • Business Communications |
  • Keyboarding
  • Business Math
  • Office Management
  • Accounting I & II
  • Document Formatting II
  • Job Search
  • Human Relations for Business
  • Integrated Projects I & II
  • Business Practicum
  • Database - Introductory/Intermediate
  • Business Communications II
  • Payroll
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Financial Math
  • Accounting Projects
  • Accounting Practicum or Capstone
  • Accounting 116/117
  • Marketing