“I understand the quality of education delivered in the curriculum and the value realized in CDI’s environment. Self-directed learners and problem solvers are what we have come to expect from CDI College.” - Peter Norman, Celerity Data Inc, Burnaby, BC – employer of CDI College graduates

To succeed in the business world, you must be educated in the most important aspects of business administration and management. CDI College's Business Administrative Professional program provides you with the most current, relevant tools and insights required for business jobs.

CDI College has industry-seasoned instructors who are focused on providing the latest training in office organization, computer software, communications, and time management. Courses include Office Skills and Business Communications, and cover commonly used software such as Microsoft Office.

This program is 27 weeks in length.

Job Opportunities
  • Receptionist
  • Clerk-Typist
  • File Clerk
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Typist
  • Junior Secretary

Program Courses

The program outline below is for Alberta .Click here to see the outlines for British Columbia and Ontario.

Code Course Name Hours
  • BCOE Business Communications 100

    • The workplace of the twenty-first century demands excellent communication skills. The focus of this course is on the application of language arts skills and writing techniques that ensure effective and grammatically correct business communications.
  • CESE Career & Employment Strategies 25

    • Students will have the opportunity to review and discuss the final practicum placement. Simulated practice may be given in panel interviews as well as practice scenarios for the job interview. Students will update their resumes and cover letters. Students will have use of a Job Search lab which has unlimited Internet access, a job search resource library and a fax machine and phone for contacting prospective employers.
  • MCSE Microsoft Access 75

    • This course offers a case-oriented, problem-solving approach for learning Microsoft Access. Students explore basic and more advanced features of this powerful database management system.
  • ME3E Microsoft Excel 50

    • This course offers a case-oriented, problem-solving approach for learning Microsoft Excel. Students explore both basic and advanced features while creating a variety of documents such as budgets, marketing and sales reports, forecasts, and statistical tables.
  • MO7E Microsoft Outlook 50

    • Students work with basic and more advanced features of Microsoft Outlook to manage messages for efficient communication, maintain personal and business contacts, and organize appointments and tasks.
  • MP3E Microsoft PowerPoint 50

    • Students will explore both basic and more advanced features of Microsoft PowerPoint while creating visually attractive and effective presentations.
  • MW7E Microsoft Word 75

    • This course offers a case-oriented, problem-solving approach for learning Microsoft Word. Students work with both basic and advanced features while creating a variety of documents such as letters, memos, forms, and reports.
  • OSSE Office Skills and Simulations 100

    • The daily routines of a modern business office are examined, and the skills necessary to assist in the smooth operation of the office are presented in this course. A variety of presentation methods may be used including lecture, discussion, role-plays, case studies and work simulations that require the student to complete tasks/projects that simulate real-world office situations.
  • M3110 Practicum 100

    • This module is for course credits but has no grade. Students will be placed in actual work places related to their field of study and will be expected to act as a regular employee in order to gain the valuable "real world" experience that so many employers seek. Students are encouraged to find their own work experience placement; however, once placed, continuation in that placement is mandatory.
  • PSKE Professional Skills 25

    • This course equips students with the skills  to deal effectively with both customers and colleagues in the business world. Using a variety of instructional methods including role-plays, case studies, group exercises, simulated situations, and discussion, students learn and practice the customer service and interpersonal skills necessary for success in today’s business environment.
  • SSSE Student Success Strategies 25

    • This course will introduce students to skills and concepts that will help them achieve personal, academic, and career success.