Office Administration - Compressed

The Office Administration – Compressed program offered at our Cobourg campus provides you the opportunity to develop your administrative and professional skills, to work with computer technology, to network with professionals in the field, and to prepare yourself for a wide range of careers. Study full-time or select core courses to obtain specific skills on your schedule.


Fall 2014
Program Status: Closed
Program Code: OAC
Location: Cobourg
Co-ordinator: TBD
Credential: Ontario College Certificate
Tuition Fees: $1,807.07 per semester*
* Tuition and fees subject to change.

Program Highlights

Are you looking for a new career with great job prospects and opportunities for promotion?  If you enjoy working with people in fast-paced work environments, and you like working with computers, then this program may be an excellent option for you.

Simulated office environments, extensive hands-on practice, and a culminating work placement in an office, ensure that when you graduate, you are job-ready.

This certificate program is designed to give you foundational office skills essential for work in the field of office administration. Specialized training covers communications, word-processing, office procedures, bookkeeping, computer applications, and business concepts. Essential skills in customer service, interpersonal communication, managing diversity, problem-solving and conflict management are also emphasized in the program.

We also offer components of this program in a modular format.  Ten core courses are delivered in compressed two and three week modules (scheduled Monday-Friday, during the day), allowing you to build specific career skills on a part-time basis.   These fundamental courses include:  Word Processing 1 and 2, Professional Office Administration Procedures 1 and 2, Math Fundamentals, Basic Bookkeeping, Transcription, Work Placement Prep, Computerized Bookkeeping and Advanced Spreadsheets and Databases.

If you think you need more time to obtain your new skills in Office Administration, you should consider the 30-week Office Administration - General program. You'll take the same courses and cover the same material, but you will have courses spread over the entire semester.

Career Opportunities

Upon graduation, your career path may lead you to employment in private businesses, government offices, not-for-profit organizations or schools. Possible entry-level positions include:
• Administrative Clerk
• Office Assistant
• Clerical Assistant
• Customer Service Representative
• Receptionist


Minimum Admission Requirements

OSSD with the majority of credits at the Workplace (E) level, including English.
When Workplace (E) is the minimum course level for admission (C) and (U/C) courses are also accepted.

Mature Students

If you are 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Canadian Adult Achievement Test to assess your eligibility for admission.

Related Programs

Graduates of the Office Administration – Compressed program can take the Office Administration - Executive program and obtain this Ontario College Diploma with just two additional semesters of study.

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