The Office Administration – General program offers 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. The 32-week program consists of two 15-week semesters and a two- week work placement.
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.
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
Minimum Admission Requirements
- OSSD with 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.
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.
Upon successful completion of this program, you may decide to continue in the Office Administration - Executive program for an additional year of study and earn an Ontario College Diploma.
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