Administrative Professional: Executive

CampusStart DateTuition/Fees
Saint JohnSeptember 2020 Domestic | International
Saint JohnJanuary 2021 Domestic | International

Program Overview

Executive administrative professionals work directly with company leaders. They are organized individuals who use their enhanced communication skills to create a professional work environment. In this program, you'll build upon the core abilities of the Administrative Professional program to perform at an executive level. You'll learn skills in word processing, data entry, spreadsheets, and accounting software applications, as well as how to create multimedia presentations and professional-quality publications. Our training and workplace experience will also provide you with expert problem solving, managerial, and interpersonal skills. CEOs are always on the lookout for qualified administrative professionals to assist with executive duties.


The requirements for this certificate may be achieved within one and one-half academic years of full-time study.

Admission Requirements

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  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency or Essential Skills Achievement Pathway College Entry High School Diploma

    (NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies)

    Career Possibilities

    Our graduates are office managers, executive assistants, managerial-level support staff, trainers and receptionists. Hospitals, government, private industry and non-profit organizations are all employers, and companies have described our graduates as professional, multi-tasked individuals able to adapt to a variety of positions within their organizations.

    Find potential employment in hospitals, government, private industry and non-profit organizations. Careers include office manager, executive assistant, managerial-level support staff, trainer or receptionist.

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    Specific Considerations

    The Administrative Professional: Executive program is a "Learning Integrated Virtually Everywhere" (L.I.V.E) program that requires the use of a notebook computer as part of the learning experience. Your notebook computer should meet minimum technical specifications to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. See here for more information: L.I.V.E. (Learning Integrated Virtually Everywhere).

    Please note that some textbook instruction for program courses is written for PC systems and students with MAC devices may not be able to follow this instruction step-by-step.

    Program Courses

    Courses are subject to change.

    In this course, students will be introduced to the basic formats and principles of business communications. It will examine audience, purpose and message and its impact on style and tone.

    This course is designed to provide students with the fundamental knowledge and skill to write clear, concise, and coherent sentences and paragraphs.

    This course is designed to build upon the knowledge and skill of COMM1130: Business Writing to design and develop professional business reports and proposals. It goes beyond the basic format and principles of business correspondence to include the research, organization, and substantiation of business documents.  


    • COMM1130

    This course provides learners with the knowledge and skills to manage meetings from an Administrative Professional perspective. Students learn the skills required to write efficient, effective, and professional meeting documentation. It focuses on the tools and techniques used to plan meetings as well as to write and distribute meeting agendas, minutes, and action items.


    • COMM1251B
    • SAAL1215G

    This course presents a basic accounting framework, concepts, and principles by journalizing, posting and preparing financial statements. It provides a balance between theory and practical application and stresses the need for attention to detail, confidentiality and ethics

    Students who have successfully completed all three continuing education courses - GACG1000, GACG 1001 and GACG 1002 - may apply for equivalency for GACG 1047.

    Keyboarding is useful for those who regularly do text or data input and who wish to develop efficiency in use of the equipment. This skill is essential for those preparing for a career in which the use of software packages is a major component of their work.

    In this course students will learn to analyse a business situation and decide what tasks need to be done. They will determine how mathematics can help with these tasks, perform the particular computations necessary and communicate the results in an appropriate format. Emphasis is placed on estimating answers as a means of checking the accuracy and the reasonableness of the results.

    This course is designed to provide an overview of the office management skills required in an office administration executive position. Development of a professional attitude and an understanding of supervisory responsibilities will be an integral part of this course.


    • SAAL1042
    • SAAL1216
    • SAAL1221

    This course provides students with the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skill they've acquired in the classroom setting to the real-world environment.

    This course is designed to provide students with the skills and abilities to effectively perform office operations and foster a culture of quality costumer service.

    Participants are challenged to apply human relations and interpersonal communications theory to workplace-based and real life situations. They use a problem solving perspective in suggesting and carrying out appropriate communication strategies and techniques.

    This course will introduce students to job search techniques.

    This course provides an introduction to the meaning of community service.  Students learn how community service can enhance a student’s educational experience, personal growth, employability, and civic responsibility. Students participate in one day of volunteering to enhance their understanding of civic responsibility and to help the New Brunswick Community College realize its vision of transforming lives and communities. 

    This course deals with procedures for the internal management of hard copy records as well as electronic information. The preparation of documents for distribution electronically and through the mail is covered.

    This course introduces students to a computerized accounting software program. It will provide students with experience in maintaining computerized accounting records using accounting software. Transactions using the general, payable, receivable and payroll modules will be covered.


      Students taking this course learn to apply basic techniques of design to produce such publications as booklets, newsletters, brochures and flyers.

      Students taking this course will use their previous knowledge of a software suite to integrate components from one software package to another. They will learn the process of embedding and linking from one software package to another.


      • SAAL1217
      • SAAL1219
      • SAAL1221

      This course introduces students to the basics of website design. It explores the characteristics of a good site and the various tools used to create and maintain a site.

      This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skill create a multimedia production.


      • SAAL1221

      This course is designed to teach students the fundamental features and functions of word processing software and document formatting to enable them to produce quality business documentation.


      • KSSC1007E

      In this course advanced formats and word processing features will be used to enhance student-created documents. The students will continue to develop their keyboarding speed and accuracy.


      • SAAL1215G

      Students taking this course learn basic database concepts including creation of tables, queries, forms, and reports.

      This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skill to create customized forms, reports and macros.


      • SAAL1217

      This course introduces students to spreadsheet software. They create spreadsheets and develop various formulas and functions to highlight the software’s forecasting abilities. Students learn to prepare charts and graphs.

      This course builds on the basic spreadsheet skills and examines more advanced software functionality. Among the areas covered are the creation and management of tables and charts, the manipulation of multiple worksheets and workbooks, and various advanced functions.


        Students taking this course will prepare slide presentations using a variety of techniques. They will learn to manipulate text, graphics, drawings and charts to increase the effectiveness of their presentation.

        In this course, students apply operating system and application features/functions as well as file management practices to enhance proficiency in a computer-based environment.

        Students demonstrate the practical and theoretical skills developed in previous courses in a simulated office environment.


        • COMM1130
        • SAAL1216
        • PERS1065D
        • OMGB1016B

        A safe and healthy workplace is the responsibility of the employer and the employee. This course introduces students to the importance of working safely and addresses how employers and employees can control the hazards and risks associated with the workplace. Students will also learn about the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders including WorkSafeNB, the employer and the employee in ensuring workplaces are safe.

        NOC Codes

        1222 - Executive assistants
        1241 - Administrative assistants
        1411 - General office support workers
        1422 - Data entry clerks
        1432 - Payroll administrators

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