Office Administration - General
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This Ontario College Certificate program prepares students for a career in office administration support. Students develop their office skills, learn administrative procedures, and study computer applications using Microsoft Office and other software packages. The program emphasizes the development of strong technical, communications and human relations skills, and includes courses on document production and Internet research. In addition, students gain practical experience in the classroom through simulated office situations.
Graduates of this program have the opportunity to enter the second year of the two-year Office Administration Ontario College Diploma program (Executive and/or Legal specialization).
To qualify for this certificate, you must complete the program within five years.
This program is well-suited for students who:
- Enjoy working in an office environment.
- Possess good communication (written, verbal, technology) and interpersonal skills.
- Are detail-oriented, organized and committed to achieving excellence in their work.
- Can be self-directed in a team environment.
- Are able to sit for extended periods of time.
Graduates are equipped with skills for a variety of office positions and may find employment in entry-level support staff or administrative positions.
Fees & Expenses
Fees for part-time programs are charged on a course-by-course basis and are published on each individual course page. For questions related to fees, please call the Registrar's Office at 613-727-0002.
Once you have completed all the courses in the program, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the Registrar's Office to obtain a certificate/diploma application. A graduation fee of $40 will be charged when the application is submitted. When your certificate/diploma application has been approved, you will be invited to Spring or Fall Convocation.
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent; OR
- Mature Student status (19 years of age or older without an OSSD).
No application process is required for the part-time delivery of this program. Students may register on a course by course basis. It is highly recommended that students follow the suggested course sequence in the program of studies.
- Note: ENL1798 – Critical Thinking is the equivalent substitute of ENL1798 Contemporary Canadian Issues.
- For those students completing the Office Administration - General program, ENL1962 must be successfully completed before taking ENL1813B.
For more information, please contact Coordinator Cathy Collyer at 613-727-4723 ext. 5214 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online: On campus:
|GEN1001M||45.0||Ethics: What's the Big Deal?|
|OFF2275||75.0||Document Production I|
|OFF2377||60.0||Presentation Software and Web Page Fundamentals|
|QUA2227||45.0||Business Math Foundations|
|OFF2276||60.0||Document Production II|
|OFF2300||60.0||Advanced Word Processing|
|OFF2395||45.0||Spreadsheet Applications (Oa)|
|Choose one from equivalencies:|
|GED0210||45.0||General Education Elective|
ENL1962 English Fundamentals
Students develop language skills necessary to promote success in program courses and, ultimately, business careers. Students achieve correctness and mastery in writing sentences appropriate to a business environment through the study of English language usage, mechanics and style. Skills acquired in these areas enable students to demonstrate competence in the composing, editing and proofreading of written messages.
GEN1001M Ethics: What's the Big Deal?
Some would say that there is a hole in the moral ozone and it's getting bigger. This course is designed to examine and address the ethical challenges we face every day. It assists students to clarify their own values and understand how these values impact the course of their lives. The course provides students with a number of tools and decision-making models to deal with personal and professional ethical dilemmas.
OFF2275 Document Production I
Students achieve a minimum keyboarding speed of 30 words per minute and a production rate of 15 words per minute with standard word processing software. Through a series of in-class assignments, students format business correspondence, and business memo reports with an emphasis on following instructions, proofreading and the correct use of software functions.
OFF2373 Administrative Procedures
Though the tools and techniques may change, the role of the administrative assistant remains a valuable asset in all types of organizations. Students construct an introductory awareness of the roles and responsibilities of administrative assistants. They also develop the skills used in a business office environment including office organization and layout; ergonomics; time, work, and resource management; visual and electronic records management; as well as telecommunication techniques, services, and equipment. Practical assignments and case studies examine both the organization and the dissemination of oral and written communications. Students describe and draw together their newly developed knowledge, skills and attitudes in a professional resume.
OFF2377 Presentation Software and Web Page Fundamentals
Students develop their software skills with office productivity tools. Through a series of activities and practical tests, students increase their abilities with presentation software. Beginning with the operating system, students develop a range of valuable skills for computer operation, file management, email and electronic calendaring techniques. Students use a variety of world-wide web resources and search tools. They also develop the skills and experience to assess web resources and identify quality information. Students also create basic web pages using HTML.
QUA2227 Business Math Foundations
Students are provided with a review of the essential basics of business mathematics. Ratio, proportion and percent are covered. Students also study payroll-type applications.
ENL1813B Communications I
Communication remains an essential skill sought by employers, regardless of discipline or field of study. Using a practical, vocation-oriented approach, students focus on meeting the requirements of effective communication. Through a combination of lectures, exercises, and independent learning, students practise writing, speaking, reading, listening, locating and documenting information and using technology to communicate professionally. Students develop and strengthen communication skills that contribute to success in both educational and workplace environments.
OFF2276 Document Production II
Students work to ensure that their keyboarding speed is up to 40 words per minute and that their production rate is up to 20 words per minute. With an emphasis on following instructions, proofreading and the correct use of software functions, students format more advanced business documents using standard word processing software.
OFF2300 Advanced Word Processing
Students continue to develop their skills with office productivity tools. Through a series of activities and practical tests, students increase their abilities with advanced word processing functions, ensuring that they are following instructions, proofreading, and using software functions correctly.
OFF2395 Spreadsheet Applications (Oa)
Efficient use of computers and office productivity tools is essential for the timely completion of assigned tasks in the workplace. Students continue to develop their skills with office productivity tools. Through a series of activities and practical tests, a range of valuable skills are developed for computer operation and spreadsheets.
GED0210 General Education Elective
Students choose one course, from a group of general education electives, which meets one of the following four theme requirements: Arts in Society, Civic Life, Social and Cultural Understanding, and Science and Technology.
Equivalencies: ARC9001 or DSN2001 or ENV0002 or FAM1218 or GED5300 or GEN1957 or GEN2000 or GEN2007 or GEN2009 or HIS0001 or HIS2000 or HOS2228 or LIB1982 or MGT7330 or MVM8800 or PSI1702 or RAD2001 or GED5002 or GED5004 or GED5005 or GED6022 or GED5006 or GED1896 or GED5009 or PSI0003