Office Administration: General Studies

Diploma of Vocational Education

Duration: 3 semesters plus 4 week work term

Program Description

The Office Administration (General Studies) program prepares students to have a working knowledge of any modern office setting. The ability to communicate both orally and in written form gives a graduate the edge in this competitive field. This program prepares students to work in the most current application packages. These, along with the introduction to accounting software, offers any student the training to become a successful office assistant.

Program Courses

  • Keyboarding
  • Business Mathematics
  • Modern Office Procedures
  • Business Communications (Grammar)
  • Computerized Accounting
  • Student Success
  • Business Communications (Written)
  • Bookkeeping
  • Electronic Office Management
  • Business Communications (Verbal)
  • Database Management
  • Spreadsheets
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Word Processing Comprehensive
  • Document Production
  • General Office Transcription
  • Work Term

Upgrading Skills

Upon completion of Office Administration (General Studies), skills upgrading may be available in the areas of medical, dental, legal, and engineering. Students may also continue their studies with specialized training in the Office Administration Technology (Medical, Dental, Legal, Engineering) program.

Employment Opportunities

Upon successful completion of the Office Administration (General Studies) program, graduates may be eligible for employment (depending on specific hiring practices) within many different office environments. The skills attained will provide opportunities for employment as receptionists, office clerks, bookkeepers, word processing operators, front office assistants, and records management clerks.

Entrance Requirements

High School Graduates or Equivalent

High School Graduates or equivalent are eligible for admission to the Office Administration (General Studies) program. Students must complete an application form and provide a copy of High School, Adult Basic Education, or G.E.D results. Under certain circumstances, students who do not meet the formal High School requirements may be accepted upon the recommendation of a High School Principal or Guidance Counsellor. Please contact an Admissions Officer for further details.

Mature Students

Mature students are eligible for admission to the Office Administration (General Studies) program. These students must be 19 years of age or older, complete an application form, provide a copy of most recent marks, and write a Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT) as arranged by Academy Canada.

For further information, please contact an Admissions Officer at 1-800-561-8000 or visit the information request page.

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Program start dates are subject to sufficient enrollment.

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