Programs & Courses

Administrative Office Management


About the Program

The Administrative Office Management program will provide you with the necessary computer skills, office skills and practical on-the-job work experience required for employment in today’s office, as well as an enhanced skill-set to increase your potential for obtaining a supervisory or managerial position in an office environment.

Throughout the program, you will focus on areas such as

  • bookkeeping,
  • accounting,
  • file maintenance and
  • project management,

as well as learn management theory, supervision, human resource management, leadership, and group dynamics.

Two unpaid work terms during the first year of the program will provide you with practical, hands-on training, and upon completion of the first year, you will receive a certificate in Administrative Office Professional.

Additional opportunities

Graduates of the Administrative Office Management program also receive advanced standing in two of MHC's continuing studies certificate programs;

High School Route

  • ELA 30-1 or ELA 30-2 
  • Math 10C 
  • Keyboarding speed of a minimum of 20 wpm with 90% accuracy is recommended

Mature Route

  • ELA 30-1 or ELA 30-2
  • Math 10C
  • Keyboarding speed of a minimum of 20 wpm with 90% accuracy is recommended

Transfer Route

  • Completion of a one-year Administrative Office Professional certificate program.

FIRST YEAR (Administrative Office Professional Certificate)

Fall Semester

APRO 108
Keyboarding/Desktop Publishing I
APRO 120
Effective Speaking for the Office
APRO 125 Office Communications I
APRO 131
Office Applications I
APRO 140 Bookkeeping I
APRO 180+ Work Experience I
+Includes customer service training
Winter Semester
APRO 109 Keyboarding/Desktop Publishing II
APRO 133 Office Applications II
APRO 145 Bookkeeping II
APRO 155 Office Communications II
APRO 167 Office Relations
APRO 190 Work Experience II

SECOND YEAR (Administrative Office Management Diploma)

Fall Semester
MGMT 161 Management Theory
MGMT 193 Business Problems Software Applications
COMM 140 Communications in the Workplace
OMGT 235 Work Experience III

Winter Semester
MGMT 243 Human Resource Management
MGMT 267 Leadership Development
MKTG 171 Marketing
MKTG 251
Digital Design for Marketing
OMGT 237 Work Experience IV

* Elective choices from outside the list below must be pre-approved by the Program Coordinator.


  • ACCT 276 Advanced Computerized Accounting
  • MGMT 263 Organizational Behaviour
  • MGMT 270 The Entrepreneurial Experience
  • MGMT 395 Business Law


Graduation from the Administrative Office Professional program will prepare you for office employment in numerous fields.

 Accounting   Education - College/University  News Industry
 Agriculture  Education - School  Oilfield Companies
 Automobile Dealerships  Government  Police and Security
 Business  Insurance Agencies  Printers/Printshops
 Computer Consultants  Legal Banking  Real Estate
 Dental  Medical Bookkeeping  Retail

What is your education going to cost?

Our TUITION and FEES page provides a total cost estimate for your program including books and supplies and related expenses.

Looking for ways to help fund your education?

There are lots of options like student loans, scholarships, bursaries and emergency funding available.
Check out our FINANCIAL AID page for more information.

Many programs offered at Medicine Hat College qualify for transfer credits to other institutions. In some cases, you must transfer to another institution to complete your program and gain your credential.

The ACADEMIC CALENDAR has official information on transfer options for each program.
Please consult the calendar or meet with an academic advisor for more information.

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