FULL-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS ADMIF-CT Administrative Assistant - International

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Overview

  • Nine-month certificate program
  • Delivered online through Red River College

Description

Red River College’s full-time, online Administrative Assistant program focuses on the administrative and technical skills needed to meet the demands of the current and emerging office environment, both locally and internationally.

Skills learned in the program are immediately applicable in the workforce.

After successful completion of the program, you will be knowledgeable in a variety of technical and soft skills, including business office software, administrative procedures, communication, event planning and teamwork, bookkeeping and accounting, payroll and problem solving.

Admission Requirements

Regular Admission Requirements

  1. Grade 12
    • Submit proof of successful completion of or enrolment in Grade 12, including one credit in each of the following:
      • Grade 12 English
      • Grade 12 Math
    • Due within 30 days of applying. However, if you apply within six weeks of the start date of the program, this item is due within 5 days of applying.
    • If you provide proof of enrolment, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter.
    • If you completed your education outside of Canada or the United States, do not submit your international academic credentials until requested to do so. See Regular Admission Requirement 2 for more information.
      and
  2. English Language Requirements (ELRs)
    • Have you successfully completed the equivalent of three years of full-time secondary (high school) education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country where English was the language of instruction? To view a list of ELR exempt countries click here.
      • If yes, you appear to meet English language requirements. Submit your transcripts within 30 days of applying for verification purposes.
        or
      • If no, you are required to submit proof of meeting an English language requirements option. If you choose to complete an English language assessment, review this program's approved assessments and required levels For information click here.
        or
      • If you completed all of your education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country in English but did not complete three years of high school, submit your transcripts within 30 days of applying for review.
    • If you apply within six weeks of the start date of the program, this item is due within 5 days of applying.
    • Approved English language assessments and required levels for this program are:
      • Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Certificate - exit Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels from an English as a second language (ESL) program:
        Listening 8, Speaking 8, Reading 8, Writing 8
        or
      • International English Language Testing System (IELTS - Academic):
        Listening 6.5, Speaking 6.5, Reading 6.5, Writing 6.5
        or
      • Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST):
        Listening 4.5,  Speaking 4.5,  Reading 4.5,  Writing 4.5
      • If completing an assessment, we strongly advise you complete it before submitting your application to ensure you meet language requirements and can submit your results within 30 days of applying.
      • Assessment results must be dated within two years of your application date.
      • After confirming you’ve met English language requirements through your assessment results, the College will send you an e-mail requesting submission of your transcripts.


Mature Student Admission Requirements
If you are 19 years of age or older and have been out of high school for a minimum of one year at time of application, and you do not meet the regular admission requirements, you may apply under the Mature Student admission requirements.

  • Academic Requirement
    • High school graduation is not required, but you must have successfully completed or be enrolled in:
      • one credit in each of the following courses:
        • Grade 12 English
        • Grade 12 Math
    • Due within 30 days of applying. However, if you apply within six weeks of the start date of the program, this item is due within 5 days of applying.
    • If you provide proof of enrolment, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter.
    • If you completed your education outside of Canada or the United States, do not submit your international academic credentials until requested to do so.  See Regular Admission Requirement 2 for more information.

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    • Introduction to Business Program

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  • Meet Regular Admission Requirement 2

English Language Assessments

English Language AssessmentMinimum Required Levels
L - Listening, S - Speaking, R - Reading, W - WritingLSRW
AEPUCE (Academic English Program of University and College Entrance )
8888
CAEL and CAEL Online (Canadian Academic English Language)
60606060
CLB (LINC) (Canadian Language Benchmark - Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada)
Canadian Citizens: LINC programs are not available.
8888
CanTEST (Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees)
RRC Institutional or Official CanTEST accepted EXCEPT for the Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) program. The MLS program requires the Official CanTEST (the RRC Institutional CanTEST will not be accepted).
4.54.54.54.5
Duolingo English Test ()
Required minimum overall score is 115.

Due to closures related to COVID-19, RRC is temporarily allowing applicants to provide Duolingo English Test results to meet RRC's English language requirements.

Applicants who meet the English Language Requirement through Duolingo will be invited to a 30-minute online meeting with a college representative. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss college supports to enhance student experience and contribute to the students' academic success.

115115115115
IELTS - Academic (International English Language Testing System)
6.56.56.56.5
PTE - Academic Online Assessment (Pearson Test of English)
58585858
TOEFL-iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language - internet Based Test)
To meet the needs of students who are unable to take the TOEFL iBT® test at a test center due to public health concerns, ETS is temporarily offering the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test in selected areas.
20201924

Who Should Enrol?

Administrative assistants perform a variety of administrative and clerical duties. Take this program if you enjoy planning, organizing, using computers and other office equipment, and working with people in an office environment.

Locations, Dates and Fees

Next Estimated Term 1 Start Date (subject to change)

Location Start Date Apply Link
Notre Dame Campus Jan 04, 2021 Apply Now

Costs (estimates only; subject to change)

Books and Supplies
Year 1
$1,000.00
Program/Student Fees (International)
Year 1
$14,320.001
1Includes Health and Dental Fees

Red River College is a participating institution in the HigherEdPoints program. Through this program, students are able to convert Aeroplan® Miles and TD Points into funds to help cover their tuition. Family members and friends can also contribute to a student’s education by converting their loyalty points - anyone can donate their points to an individual student.

Visit the HigherEdPoints website for more information about the program and/or to set up an account to convert your points.

Courses and Descriptions

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
ACCT-1088Simply Accounting (PC)
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By using Sage 50 software, you will develop an understanding on how to enter business transactions into the general ledger, prepare and adjust entries, and print out financial statements. Sage 50 is used for accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and inventory.

Prerequisites:
ADMN-9002Administrative Assistant
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(No description available at this time)

BUSA-1026Bookkeeping and Accounting for a Small Business
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Study the practical side of bookkeeping and accounting, and learn to identify basic internal control procedures. Become familiar with the recording process, ledgers and trial balance, financial statements and closing entries, cash and how to control it, accounts receivable, inventory and salaries.

BUSA-1081Customer ServiceRPL
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This course develops knowledge and skills necessary to deliver outstanding customer service.  Students will develop skills related to listening, empathy, customer motivation and diversity, communication, and conflict resolution.  Since customer service consists primarily of interaction with others in various situations, students will enhance their interpersonal communication skills.

BUSA-1082Office ProfessionalismRPL
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This course focuses on professional role expectations in the workplace.  These skills are considered to be essential requirements for today’s workforce.  Employees need skills training to be adaptable and capable of meeting the challenges of change in today’s economy, advances in technology, and changes in the way that work is organized.  Students are taught presentation, teamwork, communication, goal setting, and other employable skills.  Students will develop knowledge and skills related to interpersonal image, conflict management, confidentiality, accountability, job search, interviews, and interpersonal communication.

BUSA-1083Event Planning
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This course develops knowledge and skills for students who will be responsible for planning or coordinating events, meetings, or conferences in office environments in the corporate, private, government, and non-profit sectors.  Students will learn the process and logistics to create and stage successful events.

BUSA-1084Administrative Procedures
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Students will develop organizational skills, manage office procedures and records effectively, and operate a variety of office equipment.

COMM-1162Communicating for Results
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COMM-1173Communication Strategies
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Everyone communicates, but are they doing it well? Communicative competence takes practice and self-awareness. By developing their communication skills, the student will improve their interpersonal ability, intercultural competence, and digital fluency to prepare the student for success in the workplace. In Communication Strategies, the student will learn through discovery and project-based activities to practice approaching situations critically and collaboratively. The strategies the student will gain in this course will be useful throughout their program and in their chosen industry.

COMM-2172Communication for the Workplace
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Welcome to an immersive experience that will give students hands-on practice in finding, getting, and keeping the job they want. Students will enter through the "Employment Centre", move to an active "Probation Period", and close with a meaningful "Performance Review". This course is a creative and participatory workplace preparation designed to give students a head start in today's competitive job market.

Prerequisites:
COMM-2174Communication for Business
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This course focuses on communication requirements in the business sector, and will help students to build on the skills they practiced in Communication Strategies. In this sector-level course, students will collaborate with their peers to manage, analyze, and communicate information to differing audiences in a variety of formats. This collaboration will involve practicing active listening, negotiation, and persuasion strategies in a business context.

Prerequisites:
COMP-1388Computer Keyboarding
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Learn a new skill, improve your technique or increase your words per minute. Review proper keyboarding technique, letters of the alphabet, numbers, shift keys (caps) and tabulation.

COMP-1975Business ComputingRPL
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Business Computing is a hands-on course in which students develop skills in the use of current Microsoft productivity software. Topics include introductory and intermediate skills in Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as the integration of these applications.

MATH-1069Basic Mathematics
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Review basic arithmetic and algebra expressions, including but not limited to order of operations, application ratio, proportion, and percent to business problems, such as commissions and fees. Become familiar with calculating taxes, simple interest, discounts and converting partial hours into minutes to calculate cost to clients.

MATH-1079Critical Thinking for Results
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PRAC-1041PracticumRPL
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This course is designed to provide an opportunity for students in the program to apply classroom business training skills in a practical setting.

SAFE-1260Workplace Safety and Health
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This workshop will provide a basic introduction to workplace health and safety regulations. Discover the rights and responsibilities of employees and the responsibilities of employers and supervisors in complying with safety and health legislation. Learn to identify unsafe working practices and places and how to promote safety in your organization.

SEMR-1039How to Learn Online
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This course will help you develop an understanding of what online learning is about and what skills are necessary to be a successful student.

You will learn some of the differences between an online and a traditional course and what it takes to succeed. You will discover:

  • What your time management type is and how to make use of your skills
  • How to schedule your time and use critical thinking
  • How to solve some of the technical problems you might encounter
  • The differences between reading a book and reading online

SEMR-1042Relevant Topics
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SEMR-9013Stress Management
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Learn how to relax and how to overcome and prevent stress. Common problems and effective solutions are presented and explored.

SEMR-9115Managing Change
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Begin to understand the change management process, how to assess an organization’s readiness to implement change, and build the commitment to change. In this workshop, work through strategies to “make change stick”, cover create and implement change strategies, and learn to assess and evaluate the success of change strategies through lessons from the field.

SEMR-9173Time Management
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Learn how to handle common time wasters such as disorganization, procrastination, and indecision. Determine the time wasters in your home or work environment and be able to effectively budget your time. Learn the dynamics of goal setting and see how delegating and prioritizing can help you in your quest to be better organized.

STUD-9001Student Advisory/Support
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CO-OP/Practicum Information

This program integrates classroom theory with related on-the-job training in the form of a practicum.

The practicum component is assessed on a pass/fail basis. 

Practicum placements are determined by the College. Placements are available on a limited and fluctuating basis. There may be a waiting period for practicum registrations and placements.

To be eligible to participate in a practicum, you must:

1.Successfully complete all theory courses.
2.Write a resume/letter of introduction, to be approved by the practicum instructor and to be presented to the immediate supervisor at the first practicum session.

Computer/Laptop Requirements

The use of laptop computers is an integral part of the program. It will enhance your learning and competitiveness in the job market. You are encouraged to bring your own laptop. The minimum laptop requirements are as follows:

  • Processor operating at 1.0 GHz or higher (2.0 GHz recommended)
  • 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • 2 GB hard disk space (additional 1 GB needed for installation)
  • Internet Explorer 11.0 or later
  • Microsoft® supported version of Windows®: Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 (with the latest updates from Microsoft)
  • 256-colour or higher SVGA monitor, minimum resolution of 1024 x 768
  • Forms that can be sent via email require MAPI-compliant email client, Internet connection, email service, and word processor
  • Word and Excel integration 64-bit versions of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel 2013 or 2016
  • Outlook synchronization requires 64-bit versions of Microsoft Outlook® 2013 or 2016 (Premium and higher)
  • High-speed internet connection
  • Wireless card

Please refer to https://www.rrc.ca/studentcomputing for further information on Computer Requirements for Students.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes

After successfully completing the program, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate professionalism
  • Communicate effectively
  • Solve problems in a timely fashion
  • Demonstrate effective organizational and resource management skills
  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Demonstrate computer skills
  • Perform a variety of office procedures
  • Operate a variety of current office equipment
  • Stage events
  • Manage records
  • Demonstrate accurate and thorough basic accounting skills

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit www.rrc.ca/rpl.

Other Information

You must complete your program within four years from the start of the first course in the program, unless otherwise stated in the program outline

A program GPA of 2.0 (60%) is required to graduate. The practicum is evaluated on a pass/fail basis.

You will not be granted more than 75 percent of credit requirements for graduation through prior learning assessment and recognition.

When you have completed all the required courses in this program, be sure to apply for your certificate. When you receive your certificate, you will be invited to participate in one of the College's semi-annual graduation ceremonies. For complete details and forms, see Application to Graduate

Questions about graduation? Please call the School of Continuing Education at 204-694-1789 or toll-free at 1-866-242-7073, or one of the regional campuses.

Graduation with Honours
If you obtain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.8 or better for the program you will graduate with honours. If you fail any course in the program, you will not be eligible for this honours designation.

Graduate Employment Report

Red River College surveys its graduates on an annual basis to collect data related to the graduates’ employment status, salary, occupation and skill use. In addition, graduates are asked to indicate their level of satisfaction regarding the education they received at Red River College.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/graduate-satisfaction for graduate satisfaction and employment reports.

Employment Potential

Graduates have found positions as administrative assistants or office clerks in businesses, private and public corporations, and government departments.
 
In Winnipeg, annual salaries for an administrative assistant range from $29,120 to $63,690 (average: $42,994), according to the Government of Canada Job Bank website.

Contact Information

Centre for International Education
and Global Partnerships

D210-2055 Notre Dame Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3H 0J9
Phone: 1.204.632.2143
Email: intled@rrc.ca or call your
Red River College recruiter

How to Apply

For information on how to apply to this program, follow the link below.

www.rrc.ca/howtoapply

Student Evaluation of Program

Every year Red River College surveys students, in all full-time programs, to learn more about their college experience. The questionnaire includes questions about students’ experiences with College programs, facilities, and services offered.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/student-evaluation-of-program for student evaluation of program reports.

College Support Services

Red River College is committed to student success and provides valuable support services to assist in helping students make the most of their time at RRC.

Visit www.rrc.ca/supports for more information.

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