Office Administration

Oil and Gas Office Administration Extension Certificate

Classroom and Online

This specialized program teaches the fundamentals of today’s most commonly used PC-based operating system (Windows), as well as the most prevalent office software package (MS Office). In addition to technical skills, gain oil and gas industry-specific knowledge that will help you on your path to success.

Prepare for an administrative assistant role in the petroleum industry

Program Format

  • Complete the 16 required courses (222.5 - 237 hours)
  • Complete in a minimum of 1 semester up to a maximum of 5 years.
  • Complete your certificate in 1 semester with our fast track schedule, blending online learning and lecture classes. Available in Spring.

    Required Courses
    Course delivery method: O = Online, D = Daytime, E = Evening, E/W = Evening/Weekend
    Navigating Corporate CultureOOO
    Making Meetings MoveOOO
    Project Management: An Overview and IntegrationO, D, EO, D, EO, D, E
    The Petroleum Industry: An Integrated Approach
    CAPPA Level 1: Introduction to the Oilpatch
    O, EO, EO
    Project Management BasicsD, WD, WD, W
    Accounting Principles for ComputersD, WD, WD, W
    MS OutlookD, E/WDD
    MS Word, Level 1D, E/WDD
    MS Word, Level 2D, E/WDD
    MS Excel, Level 1D, E/WDD
    MS Excel, Level 2D, E/WDD
    MS PowerPoint, Level 1D, E/WDD
    MS Access, Level 1D, E/WDD
    Business Project, Level 1D, E/WDD
    Business Project, Level 2D, E/WDD
    Writing in the WorkplaceD, WD, WD,W
    Building Customer RelationsD, WD, WD,W
    The above schedule is subject to change. Courses start on various dates within each semester.
    Fall schedule and registration available in June. Winter schedule and registration available in November. Spring/Summer schedule and registration available in March.

The Petroleum Industry: An Integrated Approach

This course provides you with an overview of the upstream end of the petroleum industry. Topics covered include history, geology, geophysics, hydrocarbon and exploration methods, surface land, petroleum & natural gas rights, joint venture agreements, drilling, completion, production, pipelines, reservoir/economics, and environment.

Subject code: XPLA 2000145 Hours. Fee:$550 
CRN 90613OnlineSept 16 -Dec 9


Navigating Corporate Culture
Gain the critical skills and knowledge to not only understand oil and gas corporate culture, but succeed in it. Learn about personality types and generational differences, conflict management and active listening. Understand safety, education and work/life balance in today’s corporate environment.

Subject code: XPLA 10007 21 Hours. Fee: $359  
CRN 90612OnlineOct 7 -Nov 1


Project Management: Overview and Integration
Course details

Project management Basics

A one-day introductory course on project management in the workplace. Designed for professionals who are looking for tools and knowledge to overcome common challenges in project delivery. This program can be offered through Mount Royal’s Corporate Training unit and customized for your organization's needs.
Note: Course content is consistent with the Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®Guide)  Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2017 

Subject code: XPRM 300167.5 HoursFee: $289 + GST
CRN 901901 classNov 238:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m.Sat.


Making Meetings Move
Well-organized meetings with predefined roles and responsibilities save time and resources, and maintain a high level of efficiency and productivity. Through online videos, exercises and group discussion, learn how to prepare in advance for a successful meeting. Take effective meeting minutes and follow up to verify action items and next steps.

Subject code: XPLA 10008 15 Hours. Fee: $359  
CRN 90208OnlineNov 18 -Dec 13


Accounting Principles for Computers
Learn basic bookkeeping concepts and explore the terminology needed to effectively use software such as Quickbooks and Simply Accounting such as chart of accounts, accounts payable and receivable, the accounting cycle, and financial reporting
Note: This is a good foundation course for those with no accounting software experience.

Subject code: XCAC 10005 12 Hours. Fee: $279  
CRN 90006
2 classesOct 19 -209:00 a.m. -4 p.m.Sat., Sun.


File Management Basics
Learn the essentials of good file management including creating, moving, copying, renaming and deleting files and folders.
Recommended: Windows Basics

Subject code: XWIN 10003 6 Hours. Fee: $169  
CRN 902312 classesSept 16 & 186:30 -9:30 p.m.Mon., Wed.


MS Outlook
Use the Internet to search for information, send e-mail using MS Outlook and download files.
Recommended: Windows file management skills
Course materials: approx. $30+GST at the Campus Store.

Subject code: XCIW 10001 12 Hours. Fee: $279  Not Offered in Fall 2019


MS Word, Level 1
Learn the basics as well as formatting fonts, margins, indents, tabs, line spacing, alignment, tables, find and replace, page numbering and headers/footers.
Recommended: Windows file management skills
Course materials: approx. $35+GST at the Campus Store.

Subject code: XWOP 10001 18 Hours. Fee: $329  
CRN 902323 classesSept 21 -Oct 59:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m.Sat.


MS Excel, Level 1

Discover the basics of an electronic spreadsheet. Learn correct terminology, mouse and keyboard movements and be introduced to the MS Excel environment. Learn how to enter data and apply formatting through a variety of methods. Perform calculations by creating formulas and using simple functions.
Recommended: Windows file management skills
Course materials: approx. $35+GST at the Cougar Campus Store.

Subject code: XCSS 10001 12 Hours. Fee: $279  
CRN 90234
2 classesNov 16 -179 a.m.-4 p.m.Sat., Sun.


MS PowerPoint, Level 1
Develop dynamic presentations with charts, animations, transitions, wizards and templates. Add/modify slides and use various view options.
Recommended: Windows file management skills
Optional course materials: approx. $62+GST at the Cougar Campus Store. (Same book used for PowerPoint Level 1 and 2.)

Subject code: XCPS 10001 12 Hours. Fee: $279  
CRN 902372 classesDec 7 -89:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m.Sat., Sun


MS Excel, Level 2
Explore functions and learn to use a spreadsheet to organize, sort and filter data. Use Sparklines, templates, tables and custom cell formats.
Recommended: MS Excel, Level 1 or equivalent
Course materials: approx. $35+GST at the Cougar Campus Store.

Subject code: XCSS 10003 12 Hours. Fee: $279  
CRN 90236
2 classes  Nov 23 -24 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., Sun.

Business Project, Level 1
Refine your computer skills and gain confidence. Integrate the software packages by completing several workplace simulation projects.
Recommended: MS Word, Level 1, MS Excel, Level 1 and MS PowerPoint, Level 1

Subject code: XCSP 10008 12 Hours. Fee: $279  Not Offered in Fall 2019


 Writing in the Workplace
Effective business writing has high impact on your professional success. Learn to write well for business including effective letters, reports and presentations as well as emails, web content and blogs

Subject code: XMGD 30001 7 Hours. Fee: $219  
CRN 902551 classDec 78:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m.Sat.


Building Customer Relations

Acquire the steps and strategies you require to provide customer service excellence. Discover what your customers want and need from you, take action to ensure these needs are met. Explore methods for dealing with challenging customers while maintaining composure.

Subject Code: XMGD 300077 Hours: Fee $219 
CRN 90252
 1 classOct 198:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m.Sat.


 MS Word, Level 2
Learn advanced features to maximize Word’s capabilities including tables, columns, sections, web page creation, borders, graphics, styles, templates, mail merge and macros.
Recommended: MS Word Level 1 or equivalent
Course materials: approx. $35+GST at the Cougar Campus Store.

Subject code: XWOP 10003 18 Hours. Fee: $329  
CRN 90233
3 classes Oct 18 -20 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Fri., Sat., Sun.


Business Project, Level 2
Take your computer skills and confidence to the next level with more advanced workplace simulation projects.
Recommended: Proficiency with all MS Office programs and using the Internet

Subject code: XCSP 1001012 Hours. Fee: $279 Not Offered in Fall 2019



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403.440.6861 or 1.888.392.3655
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6

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