Is Business Support the career for me?

Behind most successful companies is an administrative assistant who makes business happen. Administrative assistants provide business support, including preparing reports, handling correspondence and scheduling meetings. The most effective assistants possess superior skills in communication, organization and technology. They also have sound judgment and understand the importance of teamwork.


How much do Business Support Specialists make?

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $30,000 – $40,000.

Where can I go from here?

Many students pursue further training through diploma or degree programs in Accounting and Business. The Business Support Specialist program has earned course articulation with the BC Institute of Technology (BCIT).


 What will I learn?

  • Solid office, business and computer skills

  • Business machine proficiency

  • Mastery of Microsoft Office software applications

  • Accounting theory using paper based and computerized Accounting systems (Sage 50 - Simply Accounting)

  • Practical applications workshops as well as    management and entrepreneurship training

  • Project work with actual businesses and non-profit groups

  • Simulation based learning in an “office setting”

What are my Career Options?

  • Receptionist

  • Administrative Assistant

  • Executive Assistant

  • Payables/Receivables Clerk

  • Junior Accounting Clerk

  • Entrepreneur




Business Support     Specialist

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Program Start Date:



Program Length:

42 Weeks


Program Costs:

Under 19* - $1558

Over 19 - $5893-$9193


  • Grade 10

  • Any Math 11

  • Socials Studies 11/BCFN 12

  • Science 11

  • Com 11/English 11



  • Microsoft Office Specialist Certification

  • Microsoft Office Expert Certification (Word/Excel)

  • Sage 50 Certification

  • Super Host

  • Emergency First Aid