Office Administration

office assistant on phone at desk

Be prepared for work in today’s challenging, automated office spaces. 

Build skills in communications, administrative procedures, computer applications and accounting, and gain practical experience working in a real-world office.

Program description

Office Administration is a full-time program that prepares graduates for positions in the office administration field.

There are two certificates: Accounting Clerk certificate (offered at Ayamdigut Campus) and Administrative Assistant certificate (offered via Distance Learning or at Ayamdigut Campus), that provide specialized training for accounting and administrative assistant positions respectively. Extensive training in communications, administrative procedures, computer applications and accounting prepares graduates for employment in today’s automated office. Hands-on learning is emphasized.

Students will work (through a field placement) in a local business or government office for one month during the program. Student learning is assisted through lectures, class discussions, group work, assignments, lab sessions and fieldwork.

Admission requirements
  • Math 10 (min. 65%) and English 10 (min. 65%)
Other requirements

A typing speed of 25 net w.p.m is recommended.

Distance learning

All courses in the Administrative Assistance stream of the Office Administration program are available through Distance Learning using web-conferencing or online courses.  Students may participate in classes from home, any of our Yukon University campuses, or other off-campus locations.
Learn more about the computer and internet Requirements for distance learning for the Office Administration program.
Email our E-learning Mentor to discuss distance learning expectations and support.

Yukon First Nations Core Competency

Yukon University recognizes that a greater understanding and awareness of Yukon First Nations history, culture and journey towards self-determination will help to build positive relationships among all Yukon citizens. As a result, you will be required to achieve core competency in knowledge of Yukon First Nations.

For details, visit Yukon First Nations Core Competency

Career opportunities

The Office Administration program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to enter the workforce as accounting clerks and administrative assistants in both the private and public sectors.

Money matters


Tuition for credit programs is calculated per course credit. See money matters for more information.

Some programs and courses have additional fees -  see Ancillary Fees.

Student financial awards

Education is an investment in your future, your family and your community. Yukon University is pleased to support that investment by offering some of the most competitive tuition rates in the country, as well as several student financial awards to help offset your educational and living costs.

Financial assistance

There are government programs, scholarships, bursaries, awards and First Nation funding available to financially support you throughout your academic career.

See money matters for more information, or talk to our financial advising staff in the Student Services Centre. Email or call 867 668 8720 to make an appointment.


Program Pre-Requisite
Title Campus Scheduled
TUTR CE01 - Distance Learner Success Online/Video
Administrative Assistant Certificate
Title Campus Scheduled
ACCT 120 - Introductory Accounting Whitehorse (Ayamdigut), Online/Video
BUSC 100 - Business Communications Whitehorse (Ayamdigut), Online/Video
BUSC 200 - Business Communications
BUSM 100 - Business Mathematics Whitehorse (Ayamdigut), Online/Video
FILD 100 - Fieldwork
JS 100 - Job Search Strategies
KEY 100 - Keyboarding Online/Video
MICR 100 - Introduction to Excel Whitehorse (Ayamdigut), Online/Video
MICR 105 - Introduction to Access Whitehorse (Ayamdigut), Online/Video
MICR 110 - PowerPoint
OP 100 - Office Procedures
RECM 100 - Records Management
WP 120 - Beginning Word Processing (Word) Whitehorse (Ayamdigut), Online/Video
WP 220 - Advanced Word Processing (Word)