Graduates of this program have the skills to be executive level administrative assistants to top level managers in business or government. Skills include a high level of expertise in keyboarding and computer applications with some accounting. They will be able to do presentations and be well rounded in all office duties. With experience, they are also capable of being office managers providing leadership to other staff.
This program targets students with strong computer and keyboarding ability. They should enjoy working in a team environment and have strong social and communication skills.
Cutting edge computer software for office applications
Students are required to successfully complete the first year of Office Administration – General prior to starting Office Administration – Executive
Internship in business or government offices and educational settings in the community
Curriculum includes Desktop Publishing, Web Page Design, Simply Accounting, Human Resource Management and World Cultures
Our programs accommodate students that are Deaf. In addition to classroom ASL/English interpretation, the information from Express Scribe machine transcription software, has been formatted to meet the needs of our Deaf population.
This program provides a solid foundation for employment as an office administrator, administrative assistant or office manager. Opportunities exist in a wide range of workplaces including government offices, corporations, financial institutions, schools/colleges/universities, accounting firms, real estate offices and insurance offices.
Students who have successfully completed the 2-year OAE Diploma Program may continue their education towards a Bachelor of Commerce Degree with Davenport University or Walsh College. This may include an additional 1.5 - 2 years of study, at either of the respective campuses, or online.
Field Placements are part of this program. Your placement could be in a financial institution, social service agency, legal office, police services, or a school setting (elementary, secondary or post secondary).
Some of our employers who provide our placement settings require a clear POLICE RECORD CHECK for criminal offences with vulnerable sector screening before accepting a student into the field setting. The record check MUST be obtained by the student and at the student's expense. Please check with your Program Coordinator early in your first semester to ensure the proper process is followed.
For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.