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Business Skills Certificate Programs

For 2020, we have revised our business skills Certificate programs to make them easier to understand, more accessible, and more cost-effective. The basic course requirements are still the same, but they are now broken out into multiple levels. This means that all new students will still need to have the same courses as current Certificate holders, but they may take their courses in a different order, or may pay for them differently.

All of our business skills programs are now structured based on an entry program known as CORE, Career Opportunities Required Essentials, which contains our basic elements common to all our business Certificate programs. The CORE is therefore a prerequisite for the Administrative Assistant Certificate, the Computerized Accounting Certificate, and our Certificate of Computer and Clerical Proficiency. Please note that although each individual class within CORE has a Certificate of Completion, the CORE is not a Certificate Program of its own.

To register for CORE or any of the following Certificates, please call the office at 604-533-4227.

For all the courses listed, a savings of 10% on all your credits applies when you register for all your required courses at the same time. Please ask the office for details.


CORE Consists of the following Courses:
  • Computer Basics 2
  • MS Word Level 1
  • MS Word Level 2
  • MS Excel Level 1
  • MS Excel Level 2

Certificate of Computer and Clerical Proficiency for the Business Office

Must complete CORE plus 6 credits from any of the courses here, OR, Bookkeeping and Introductory Accounting PLUS 2 more credits from any of the following:

  • Keyboarding, 2 credits
  • Keyboarding Plus, 2 credits
  • MS Word Level 3, 2 credits
  • MS Excel Level 3, 2 credits
  • Sage 50 Part 1, 3 credits
  • Sage 50 Part 2, 3 credits
  • Quickbooks Part 1, 3 credits
  • Quickbooks Part 2, 3 credits
  • MS PowerPoint Level 1, 2 credits
  • MS PowerPoint Level 2, 2 credits
  • MS Outlook Level 1, 2 credits
  • MS Outlook Level 2, 2 credits
  • Supervisory Skills Level 1, 2 credits

Administrative Assistant Certificate

Must complete CORE plus ALL of the following courses, except where OR options are noted.

  • Keyboarding OR Keyboarding Plus
  • Bookkeeping and Introductory Accounting
  • MS Word Level 3
  • MS Excel Level 3
  • Sage 50 Part 1 OR Quickbooks Part 1
  • Sage 50 Part 2 OR Quickbooks Part 2
  • MS PowerPoint Level 1
  • MS Outlook Level 1
  • Supervisory Skills Level 1

Computerized Accounting Certificate

Must complete CORE plus ALL of the following courses, except where OR options are noted.

  • Keyboarding OR Keyboarding Plus
  • Bookkeeping and Introductory Accounting
  • Payroll Fundamentals
  • MS Excel Level 3
  • Sage 50 Part 1
  • Sage 50 Part 2
  • Quickbooks Part 1
  • Quickbooks Part 2
  • MS Outlook Level 1
Want to know more? Attend an Information Session

For those who would like to explore these options, ask questions of the Instructors, or discuss time commitments and cost, we invite you to attend an information session, held evenings at our location in central Langley. Please click here to see scheduled times.