Office Administration

Program Info:

Admission Requirements

Grade 12 or equivalent or Mature Student Status. Courses are open to any applicant who possesses a good command of the English language and is able to follow instructions. An admissions interview will be administered to determine if the applicant has the required interest, motivation, and entry-level skills to take this program. Full-time students must attend the required hours per week as per the course schedule and may do so at times convenient to them. Part-time students may set their own schedules to a minimum of two training sessions per week. These times may be scheduled during the day, evenings, or on weekends.

Program Highlights

The Office Administration Diploma program prepares students to work in an office environment as administrators and assistants. The program provides students with comprehensive knowledge and office skills to make them successful as assistants in business settings.

* Not all programs are offered at each location.

Career Opportunities

This program prepares students to work in fast-paced office environments as corporate secretaries, executive assistants, office administrators, and special assistants. Upward mobility in this role is possible with experience, motivation, dedication, and a positive attitude.


Upon completion of the program the participant must demonstrate the following core competencies:

      • Keyboarding
        Minimum 40 words per minute (WPM).
      • Operating Systems
        Advanced level of proficiency in a Windows operating system
      • Word Processing
        Advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft Word
      • Spreadsheets
        Advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel
      • Database Management
        Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Access
      • Graphics/Presentation
        Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Publisher
      • Office Skills
        Internet Fundamentals, advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Office Procedures Level 1 and Level 2, and Basic Bookkeeping Level 1 and Level 2

    Business Skills


    Grammar Essentials for Business Writing, Business Correspondence Level 1 and Level 2, Customer Service Essentials, Business Planning, Business Math, and Management Fundamentals

  • Accounting
    Sage 50 Premium Accounting
  • Job Readiness/Employability Skills
    Job Search and Resume Writing and Thought Patterns for a Successful Career

Program Type:


Anticipated salary:

C$29,286 – C$53,578
(Information from PayScale Canada)

Program Duration

48 Weeks

Program Notes:

Tuition fees include all materials and student manuals. Financial assistance may be available to qualified students.

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