Online Administrative Assistant /
Virtual Assistant Training
Get the Skills for an Administrative Assistant Career in Less Than 28 Weeks*
If you’re thinking about training for some kind of office-related career, now is a great time to consider getting the skills to be an Administrative Assistant or – even better, if you want to work from home – a Virtual Assistant. And CanScribe Career College is the accredited school you want for a quality program.
One of the greatest advantages of working as an Administrative Assistant/Virtual Assistant is that you can work in any industry! Your skills are transferable from one industry to another, which is great for job security.
Whether you want to work for an automotive dealership, in a lawyers office, or in the real estate industry—the choice is yours! Becoming an Administrative Assistant/Virtual Assistant gives you the flexibility to find the right company to suit your needs.
CanScribe Career College is the Right Place for Training
✓ Our Administrative Assistant/Virtual Assistant course is the only one recommended by the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) to prepare for the CAP exam.
✓ The course sets you up for entry into mid-level administrative positions immediately after graduation.
✓ You have 28 weeks to complete the course (extensions may be available) and you can study in the privacy of your own home or learn on campus.
✓ You can be ready to start your new career in just over half a year (sooner if you have previous experience and fasttrack).
Why Train to be an Administrative Assistant/Virtual Assistant?
The number one reason for developing this course was that employers were asking us for a course that teaches the fundamentals of an office job. Many people believe that AAs are simply receptionists and that they just need to know how to answer a phone, and this is simply untrue.
This course was designed according to recommendations from industry experts for training that will allow new graduates to successfully enter the workforce.
Having comprehensive training in Microsoft Office, Windows, Bookkeeping, and Project Management (among other things) can greatly improve your employability. Having these skills, and proof that you got them from a thorough training program, can put you at the top of the hiring list.
Canscribe is a fantastic school. I love all the instructors and staff that I had contact with. They were all very understanding when I inevitably could not figure out where to put that ridiculous comma! I have noticed since graduating from the program that they have added some exercises that I wish had been there when I was enrolled. That shows me that they are all committed to maintaining high standards and making sure that all grads are prepared appropriately for graduation.
I found it very easy to transition from student to employee. I thank the school for ensuring that I was prepared for that. Don’t get discouraged. It really does get easier. Have a great time!
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
- Duties that revolve around administrative support and reception duties
- Efficient management of office operations
- Organizing meetings, appointments, and meeting minutes
- Maintaining contact lists and producing correspondence
- Producing reports and maintaining records
- Development and maintenance of filing systems
- Basic bookkeeping and accounting skills
- Marketing and event planning basics
- Time management skills
- Grammar and communication in business
- Booking travel
- The role of the Administrative/Virtual Assistant in today’s industry
- Career development
- Text expansion software
- Human Resources
The CanScribe Career College Administrative Assistant/Virtual Assistant course tuition includes everything you need to launch a career as an administrative professional. This includes your textbook, word expansion software and lifetime resume and cover letter assistance.
The cost of the course is only $3995.00, all-inclusive. There are several different payment plans to choose from. We also accept Visa, MasterCard, certified cheques, and money orders.
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3 Months – No Upgrades
$1500 down and 2 equal payments of $1297.50 (includes a $100 processing fee)
6 Months – No Upgrades
$1500 down and 5 equal payments of $539 (includes a $200 processing fee)
If you take the course on campus, everything is provided.
If you take the course as distance learning, this course is designed to be completed on Microsoft Windows or MacOS. This course does have a focus on Microsoft training as Windows and other Microsoft products are predominantly used in the office world. There are sections of the course that will teach you about MacOS; however, there is a strong focus on those applications you will be using in the working world the majority of the time.
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It is recommended that you have high speed internet access. This is not a requirement to take the course, but if you are interested in working from home, all employers require high-speed Internet. This means you have a download speed of 15 megabits per second and an upload speed of 5 megabits per second.
Is an Administrative/Virtual Assistant Career Right for You? Take the CanScribe Career College "Administrative/Virtual Assistant Career Training Readiness Quiz"
This fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get your AA/VA career training readiness score now >>
What’s the Difference Between an Administrative Assistant and a Virtual Assistant?
The most significant difference between the two positions is where you work. Administrative Assistants work in an office, and Virtual Assistants work from home. This course gives you the flexibility to choose one or the other, or do both!
Becoming an Administrative Assistant means you get to
- go into an office and work with people face-to-face
- work the coveted 9-to-5 schedule
- receive extended health benefits
Becoming a Virtual Assistant means you get to
- choose your hours
- find the clients you want to work with
- be your own boss
Is an In-Office or Stay-at-Home Administrative Assistant/Virtual Assistant Career Right for You? Get More Information…
If you’re interested in learning more about a career as an Administrative Assistant/Virtual Assistant and exploring whether online distance education is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.
A helpful CanScribe Career College Admissions Representative will be happy to answer any questions and can help with everything from career paths to financial aid.
*Program length when completed in normal time