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.

COVID 19 Related Update

All Office Administration courses will be offered virtually in the fall 2020 semester. We are hoping to continue with face-to-face courses during the winter 2021 semester. 

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.
 

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

Fees

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 Guides

A program planning guide lays out the courses and requirements needed to graduate from a particular program. It guides you through course selection options for each term, provides a sample program pathway and acts as a tool to track your progress.