Office Assistant

Office Assistant Training in Winnipeg

Office Assistants are responsible for routine clerical duties that are necessary to an organization’s operation. They may greet visitors, schedule appointments and answer the phone. They serve as communication managers for an office; organize and maintain files (electronic and hard copy), manage projects, conduct research, and distribute information through phone, mail and email.

This program provides instruction in business application software along with business office practices and operations. Areas of study include computer software (word processing, spreadsheets, database and information management), communication skills and office methods and procedures.

Program length: 6 months (20 hours/week, M-TH) includes 4 week internship

*This program is also available online through our Flex-Ed program format*

Office Assistant Careers

The Office Assistant program provides students with the necessary computer skills and knowledge of office procedures for entry-level positions in any business office environment such as; government offices and agencies, insurance companies and various other types of offices.

Examples of job titles: Administrative Assistant, Office Assistant, Receptionist/Assistant, Office Administrator

Examples of employers: Manitoba Public Insurance, Bank of Montreal, Canada Goose Inc., Workers Compensation Board, Buffalo Gal Picture, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.

Sample Range of Average Starting Salary : $24,960 - $44,200

*Statistics based on most recent available.

Office Assistant Courses in Winnipeg


  • Written Communications
  • Word Processing
  • Database Applications
  • Spreadsheets
  • Office Methods and Procedures
  • Career Development Seminar
  • Internship


  • Minimum of a Canadian high school grade 12 or equivalent, or a mature student
  • Pass an entrance test administrated by Herzing College
  • Be interviewed in detail regarding interest in the field