Office Administration - Executive | St. Clair College
Program Code: B226
Status: Open
Two Year - Ontario College Diploma
Including Office Administration - General
Starts: September
Contact:
Sheri Epp
519-972-2727 ext. 4586

Program Overview

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. Students will learn how to do effective presentations and be well rounded in all office duties. With experience, graduates also are capable of assuming the role of office manager providing leadership to other staff.

This program targets students who want to develop strong computer and keyboarding abilities. They should enjoy working in a team environment and have excellent interpersonal and critical thinking skills. Good communication skills, both written and oral are also important.

Program Highlights

  • Latest computer software for office applications.
  • Curriculum includes Desktop Publishing, Web Page Design, Simply Accounting, Human Resource Management, In-class Simulation Labs, SAM software, Express Scribe machine transcription, oral presentations, Office Suite integration with the Internet, and World Cultures.
  • 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.
  • Work placement could be in a financial institution, social service agency, retail office, government office, or a school setting (elementary, secondary or post-secondary).
  • These internships allow students to network with possible future employers and gain valuable hands-on experience.

Career Opportunities

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, social service agencies, and insurance offices.

Degree Completions

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.

Admission Requirements

Successful completion of the Office Administration - General with a GPA of 2.0 or better.

Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

Field/Clinical Placements

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.

Courses

The curriculum below is for incoming students:

Semester 1
Code Title Credits
OAG110
Language Fundamentals
3
OAG125
Administrative Procedures
3
OAG101
Introduction To Keyboarding
1
OAG160
Essential Business Calculations
3
OAG113
Introduction To Word Processing & Business Documents
3
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3
OAG117
Introduction To Computer Technology
2
Semester 2
Code Title Credits
OAG201
Accounting For The Office Assistant
3
OAG210
Business For The Office Assistant
3
COM103
Business Communications I
3
OAG222
Advanced Word Processing And Documents
3
OAG217
Keyboarding And Transcription
3
OAG260
Electronic Spreadsheets And Databases
3
Semester 3
Code Title Credits
ACC108
Applied Accounting Workshop I (Computer Accounting 1)
3
ENG100P
Introductory Oral Communication
3
OAE330
Administrative Documents 1
3
OAE407
Advanced Electronic Spreadsheets
3
OAE390
Creative Computer Publishing
3
SSC110G
Global Human Diversity
3
Semester 4
Code Title Credits
MGN105
Introduction To Human Resources
3
OAE380
Professional Office Simulations
3
OAE439
Administrative Documents 2
3
OAE430
Administrative Office Work Placement
3
OAE460
Advanced Databases
3
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3

Note: Semesters 1 and 2 of this program are the Office Administration - General Certificate.

Your Investment

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

2019-2020 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.

Program Physical Demands Analysis

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

Office Administration - Executive Programs (MTCU Code 52316)

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Conduct oneself professionally and adhere to relevant legislation, standards and codes of ethics.
  2. Manage the scheduling, coordination and organization of administrative tasks and workflow within specific deadlines and according to set priorities.
  3. Coordinate the collection, analysis, distribution and response to communications in the workplace to facilitate the flow of information.  
  4. Operate and provide support related to the use, maintenance and procurement of office equipment and technologies.  
  5. Evaluate, establish and administer a variety of records management systems* to ensure confidential, secure, accessible and organized electronic and paper records*.
  6. Produce financial documents and reports by identifying and compiling relevant information and using accounting software.
  7. Prepare and produce a variety of business documents using available technologies and applying industry standards.
  8. Use interpersonal, leadership and client service skills to respond to diversity and to support the vision and mission of the organization.  
  9. Research, analyze and summarize information on resources and services and prepare summary reports with recommendations.
  10. Select and use information technologies to support communication with internal and external stakeholders and to promote the organization.
  11. Organize and coordinate meetings, conferences, special events and make travel arrangements, including the preparation of related documentation.
  12. Support the implementation of projects by applying basic principles of project management.