Confederation College

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Business Fundamentals

Confederation College

Field of Study:Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $2,688
International: $13,650

Cost estimate represents full tuition for full-time students attending the main Thunder Bay campus.

Careers:Administrative AssistantsSecretariesReceptionists


The Business Fundamentals program is a foundational course that will provide you with a diverse knowledge and comprehensive understanding of all aspects of business practice, giving you greater choices in career or educational options. This one-year certificate program will open doors for entry-level business positions and equip you with the skills you need to be successful in the workplace. The program could also provide you with a pathway into any of our two-year diploma programs in Marketing, Human Resources or Accounting.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (or equivalent) with courses from the College (C), University (U), University/College (U/C), or Open (O) preparation levels with Grade 12 English (C/U) Level; or successful completion of the Mature Student Assessment; or successful completion of the General Education Development Test (GED); or appropriate credits from the Academic and Career Entrance program (ACE). Courses Recommended: Grade 11 College Preparation Mathematics.

    Program Requirements (for international students):
  • A high school/senior secondary diploma; original transcripts as well as a notarized, translated copy must be provided where applicable.
  • English Proficiency; academic IELTS: 6.0, no band lower than 5.5, except for students from India who must have no band lower than 6.0 to meet SDS requirements.
  • * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on July 18, 2022