Office Administration - General
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  • Program Length:
  • One Year - Ontario College Certificate
  • Starts:
  • September and January

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level qualify for admission to this program.

Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
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.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • 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.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • Program Physical Demands Analysis: B227

YOUR INVESTMENT
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2016-2017 Tuition Fees

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.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS


Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 1
OAG170
3
Professional Computer Applications I
OAG110
3
Language Fundamentals
OAG125
3
Administrative Procedures
OAG150
3
Administrative Documents I
OAG160
3
Essential Business Calculations
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective

Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 2
ACC145
3
Accounting for the Office Assistant
BUS108
3
Introduction to Canadian Business
COM103
3
Business Communications I
OAG270
3
Professional Computer Applications II
OAG230
3
Business Computing and the Internet
OAG250
3
Administrative Documents II