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Clerical Assistant Option

VST - Clerical Assistant Option



In partnership with Kwantlen’s School of Business, the clerical assistant option prepares students for entry-level clerical support positions (not administrative/secretarial positions).


Applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years old to begin the application process
  • Provide evidence of 100 hours experience working or volunteering in an office setting
  • Meet the entrance requirements, e.g., C or better in English 12 for the School of Business courses
  • Provide evidence of basic computer skills
  • Complete a “Clerical Assistant” questionnaire to the satisfaction of the intake panel
  • Provide documentation of their disability
  • Attend intake interviews

Training includes:

  • Orientation to Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • Participation in regular University courses with tutorial support
  • Class activities and assignments related to practical application of new skills
  • Employability Skills Classes
  • Participation in work experience


Academic Content:

  • School of Business Courses:
    • BUSI 1215 Organizational Behaviour (3 credits)
    • CBSY 1105 Computer Business Systems (3 credits)
    • CMNS 1110 Fundamentals of Business Communication (3 credits)
    • CMNS 1140 Introduction to Professional Communication (3 credits)
    • LGLA 1115 Bookkeeping for the Law Office (3 credits)
    • LGLA 1135 Computer Competency (3 credits)
    • or LGLA 1145 Word Processing (3 credits)


CONTACT:  Bryn Poirier at 604-599-3095 or via e-mail at