With the one year Office Administration program, graduates will be able to do a wide variety of office work and have a good understanding of Canadian business fundamentals including business writing. They will also have basic computer skills, keyboarding, editing and revising skills and understand administrative procedures.
This program targets students with good organizational skills, an interest in computers and research and the ability to follow directions. They should also have strong social skills and be comfortable in an office environment.
Latest computer software for office applications including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Access, Excel, Outlook, Express Scribe Machine Transcription, and SAM software.
Office Administration – General shares a common first year with the Office Administration Executive, Legal, and Health Services programs. This allows graduates to launch their careers into a variety of diverse fields and industries through a seamless transition into second-year in any of these three professional programs. In completing the Office Administration Executive, Legal, or Health Services program, graduates earn an Ontario College Diploma.
Upon successful completion of Office Administration – General students earn an Ontario College Certificate in just two semesters.
Students will gain an understanding via simulation labs and business applications in banking, merchandising, consumer finance, and payroll.
Most businesses, schools, government agencies, banks and non-profit organizations require clerical staff. Entry level positions include receptionist, bookkeeper, clerical assistant and data processing operator.
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.