Office Administration - Executive Curriculum

Accepting Applications for September 2018

Credential: Ontario College Diploma ( 4 semesters )
Classes begin:
September 04, 2018
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
OAE
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
$2,513.32 per semester*
International:
$8,161.39 per semester*
* Tuition and fees subject to change.

Courses and Descriptions

Semester 1

ACCT 69
Units/ Hours: 45

In this course, students will learn the basics of finance such as ledgers and balancing accounting books using basic mathematics. Students will organize, manipulate and graph numeric data. Topics include the use of formulas and functions, using templates and recording macros. Students will learn to perform basic tasks such as formatting work sheets, creating and modifying charts and working with lists.

COMM 201
Units/ Hours: 45

Communications I is an introductory course that provides a foundation in college-level communications by teaching students to read critically, write appropriately for a variety of audiences, conduct and cite research, and revise for clarity and correctness. In seminars and labs, students will engage in both independent and collaborative activities, including the development of a digital portfolio designed to help them become more effective communicators in academic and professional environments.

COMP 564
Units/ Hours: 45

Students will be introduced to various functions of Microsoft Office software to produce a variety of office documents. Proper formats of communications including letters, memos, reports and email are provided and reinforced throughout the course. Students will complete keyboarding exercises and tests in order to improve their speed and accuracy. Production of business documents that comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act is included in this course.

COMP 566
Units/ Hours: 30

This course will provide a fundamental introduction to Microsoft Access allowing students to create, edit and format electronic databases to organize information for business purposes. Confidentiality and privacy of personal information as well as retention, storing and disposal of records in accordance with organization policies and procedures is discussed.

COMP 565
Units/ Hours: 45

This course will provide a fundamental introduction to Microsoft Excel allowing students to create, edit and format spreadsheets to organize information for business purposes. As part of this course, students are expected to perform calculations and verify their accuracy. Students will be expected to create and review financial documents such as budgets, scenarios and Pivot tables in order to support business operations.

BUSN 199
Units/ Hours: 60

This course is designed to introduce students to fundamental skills and knowledge essential in the field of office administration. Specific skills covered include time management, communications, customer service skills, reception, scheduling, arranging travel and planning for meetings. An exploration of professionalism, diversity, ethics and sustainability in a business environment prepare students for a career in any office setting.

Units/ Hours: 45

All graduates of diploma programs require general education credits. These courses allow you to explore issues of societal concern by looking at the history, theory and contemporary applications of those issues.

Your program has designated some required general education courses. In addition, you have the opportunity to choose from a list of electives each semester.

Many of these courses and some other general education courses are also available through evening classes, by distance education, or on-line. See our Part-Time Studies Calendar for these opportunities.

You may already possess general education equivalencies from other colleges or universities. Please see the General Education Co-ordinators at the Peterborough and Lindsay locations for possible exemptions.

Semester 2

ACCT 74
Units/ Hours: 45

This is an introductory accounting software course. Students will use QuickBooks to enter and store financial transactions. Students will utilize the software to produce financial statements and reports.

COMP 414
Units/ Hours: 45

This course prepares students to produce professional promotional materials, including business cards, flyers, newsletters, and brochures using Microsoft Word. This course also gives students an introduction to Microsoft Publisher.

Pre-Requisites
COMP 567
Units/ Hours: 45

Students continue to work with Microsoft Office software to produce a variety of office documents to meet business needs using forms, tables, multi-page reports, presentations, e-mails, letters, memos and other forms of professional communication. Students will continue to complete keyboarding exercises and tests in order to improve their speed and accuracy.

Pre-Requisites
BUSN 123
Units/ Hours: 45

Students will be introduced to event management and learn the fundamental concepts required to successfully execute an event. Event planning from inception to completion with an overview of various event types will be emphasized.

COMP 103
Units/ Hours: 45

Through the use of business-related projects, this course builds on the common functions of file management, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and electronic presentations to enhance skills relevant to a business environment. The integration of these applications through sharing, embedding and linking data is a major component of this course.

COMP 379
Units/ Hours: 30

In this course, students will continue to expand their knowledge and skills with Internet applications. Topics include creating blogs, online surveys, event invitations, creation of e-books and online presentations as well as creation and maintenance of a simple web site. Students will apply this knowledge to address the needs of a real client.

FLPL 115
Units/ Hours: 15

This course is intended to prepare students for their work experience in an office environment. Topics include job search techniques, networking, use of social media, creating an Eportfolio using LinkedIn, preparing for continuous learning and pathways as well as participating in an interview.

Pre-Requisites
Units/ Hours: 45

All graduates of diploma programs require general education credits. These courses allow you to explore issues of societal concern by looking at the history, theory and contemporary applications of those issues.

Your program has designated some required general education courses. In addition, you have the opportunity to choose from a list of electives each semester.

Many of these courses and some other general education courses are also available through evening classes, by distance education, or on-line. See our Part-Time Studies Calendar for these opportunities.

You may already possess general education equivalencies from other colleges or universities. Please see the General Education Co-ordinators at the Peterborough and Lindsay locations for possible exemptions.

Semester 3

COMP 568
Units/ Hours: 42

Students continue to develop skills in Microsoft Excel while creating, editing and sorting through complex spreadsheet documents. Importing, exporting, linking and integrating other Microsoft Office applications will be covered. Optimizing, sharing and automating tasks using macros will be explored. Students will be expected to read and analyze financial documents such as budgets, scenarios and Pivot tables in order to make recommendations for business decisions.

Pre-Requisites
COMP 569
Units/ Hours: 42

Students continue to work with Microsoft Office software to produce a variety of complex office documents under tight deadlines while complying with organizational policies and procedures. Students will continue to complete keyboarding exercises and tests in order to work towards a goal of 45 wpm.

Pre-Requisites
BUSN 120
Units/ Hours: 42

Students will learn the terminology, concepts and procedures associated with office records management. The management of both paper and electronic records will be explored. The student will learn and work with the basic legal requirements (such as Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act) for the release and safekeeping of information and the laws and regulations regarding the management of such records

Pre-Requisites
FLPL 130
Units/ Hours: 120

This placement culminates the learning from the previous semesters and allows students to apply their skills and abilities in an office setting. Students will be assessed by the employer on communications, technical, interpersonal and organizational skills. Students also have the opportunity to provide feedback on their experiences in the workplace.

Pre-Requisites
BUSN 200
Units/ Hours: 42

In this course office management topics will be explored including organization and coordination of a modern office. Students will learn how to provide support related to software packages used in the office, as well as communicating office technology needs with suppliers, service representatives, information technology departments and coworkers. Students will also arrange and deliver a training presentation in order to build on their event management, presentation and organizational skills.

Pre-Requisites
BUSN 201
Units/ Hours: 28

In this course students will learn project management basics in order to support a business project. As a support to a project team, students will manage time, resources, and create, update and distribute information from project tracking software. Students will also learn more about preparing agendas, minutes and scheduling meetings.

Pre-Requisites
Units/ Hours: 45

All graduates of diploma programs require general education credits. These courses allow you to explore issues of societal concern by looking at the history, theory and contemporary applications of those issues.

Your program has designated some required general education courses. In addition, you have the opportunity to choose from a list of electives each semester.

Many of these courses and some other general education courses are also available through evening classes, by distance education, or on-line. See our Part-Time Studies Calendar for these opportunities.

You may already possess general education equivalencies from other colleges or universities. Please see the General Education Co-ordinators at the Peterborough and Lindsay locations for possible exemptions.