Following are the top schools offering courses and programs for those seeking a career as an Administrative Assistant:

Thompson Rivers University (Canada)
- The Administrative Assistant Certificate is an eight-month office administration program designed to prepare individuals for employment in a wide range of positions in business.
- Successful graduates will possess excellent communication skills, be team players, and have a positive attitude.

Douglas College (Canada)
- The Administrative Assistant Program prepares students for technical and administrative support positions.
- Upon successful completion of program requirements, students are eligible to apply for an Office Administration Certificate - Administrative Assistant Option.
- Graduates of the program will be prepared to move into such positions as secretary, executive secretary, administrative assistant, executive assistant, professional assistant, etc.
- Douglas College is recognized by the British Columbia Education Quality Assurance program. BC's EQA Designation is a provincial seal that is recognized globally as a symbol of quality education and consumer protection.

North Island College (Canada)
- The Administrative Assistant certificate program is comprised of ten online courses.
- Graduates are qualified to provide administrative support in the areas of government, service organizations, hospitality, tourism, etc.
- In 1975, North Island College was established as a result of a collaborative agreement between four school districts and the Ministry of Education.

Spokane Community College (USA)
- The administrative assistant program (A.A.S. Degree) combines a well-balanced academic grounding with expert administrative assistant instruction, giving individuals the training and background needed to hold important positions in many areas of the business world.
- SCC is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and governed by the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges.

James Madison University (USA)
- The Administrative Assistant Certificate Program is designed for administrative assistants, secretaries and executive support staff who want to enhance effectiveness, prepare for new roles and expanded responsibilities.
- JMU is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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