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Office Administration - General

Office Administration - General Ontario College Certificate

What is Office Administration - General?

Students are prepared to assist in a wide variety of entry-level office settings by gaining skills and knowledge to support the management of an organization. By learning three key and interdependent functions: organization, processing information, and communication, students achieve a solid foundation to allow for further educational growth. Students may elect to transition for an additional year into enhanced and specialized learning leading to an Office Administration–Health Services or Office Administration-Executive diploma.

Initially, students in all Office Administration streams enroll in a common first semester. In their second semester, they have course selection options to complement the prescribed general curriculum. Students’ interests, skills, and career goals may lead to year 2 of the Office Administration – Health Services or Office Administration-Executive diploma.

Explore your options in Office Administration – General

Thinking about a career in office administration but you’re not sure? Why not get started and investigate your options? Office Administration – General at Georgian provides you with the chance to explore a range of courses and career opportunities while providing you with a solid foundation to continue specialized learning in the legal, medical or executive Office Administration programs.

This one-year certificate program equips you with the skills you need to contribute to a wide variety of office settings. Develop your business and professional skills and become a qualified office assistant. Choose your career from many different industries. Our courses reflect current industry trends and requirements and prepare you for a variety of entry-level administrative assistant and clerical positions.

 

Program Outline 2016-2017

Major:
OFAG
Length:
1 Year
Effective Dates:
2016-2017
Delivery:
2 Semesters
Credential:
Ontario College Certificate
Location:
Barrie, Muskoka, Orangeville, Owen Sound, South Georgian Bay
Start:

Fall - Barrie, Muskoka, Orangeville, Owen Sound, South Georgian Bay

Winter - Barrie

Contact:
Orangeville:

Darlene Chapman

705-728-1968 ext. 5674

Barrie:

Jacqueline Hingley

705-728-1968 ext. 1439

Collingwood:

Kelly Brown

705-728-1968 ext. 2932

Owen Sound:

Nathalie Stievenart

705-728-1968 ext. 2337

Bracebridge:

Sandra Gallagher

705-728-1968 ext. 4811

Students are prepared to assist in a wide variety of entry-level office settings by gaining skills and knowledge to support the management of an organization. By learning three key and interdependent functions: organization, processing information, and communication, students achieve a solid foundation to allow for further educational growth. Students may elect to transition for an additional year into enhanced and specialized learning leading to an Office Administration–Health Services or Office Administration-Executive diploma.

Initially, students in all Office Administration streams enroll in a common first semester. In their second semester, they have course selection options to complement the prescribed general curriculum. Students’ interests, skills, and career goals may lead to year 2 of the Office Administration – Health Services or Office Administration-Executive diploma.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • conduct oneself professionally and adhere to relevant legislation, standards and codes of ethics


  • schedule and coordinate tasks, within specific deadlines and according to set priorities


  • receive, process and distribute communications in the workplace to assist the flow of information


  • operate and provide support related to the use of office equipment and technologies


  • locate, file and retrieve documents and records from a variety of electronic and paper sources to support daily office operations


  • record basic financial information using established document formats, procedures and accounting software


  • produce routine business documents using available technologies and established standards and formats


  • use interpersonal and client service skills to respond to diversity and to support the vision and mission of the organization


  • compile resources as well as services to prepare summary reports


  • select and use information technologies to support communication with internal and external stakeholders


  • assist in the organization and coordination of meetings and travel arrangements


  • apply basic entrepreneurial strategies employing critical thinking and ethics within the Office Administration field


  • employ environmentally sustainable practices within the industry.
Fall Intake - Barrie, Muskoka, Orangeville, Owen Sound, South Georgian Bay

Sem 1 | Sem 2

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Fall | Winter

2016 | 2017

Winter Intake - Barrie

Semester 1 | Semester 2

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Winter | Summer

2017 | 2017

OSSD or equivalent with

- Grade 12 English (C or U)

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

- OSS curriculum: OSSD or equivalent, with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U)

Also recommended: Grade 12 College Mathematics (MAP4C or MCT4C), or any Grade 12 University Mathematics.

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

- Any credit Communication course taken at Georgian College

- College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Business Foundations and General Arts and Science*

- Equivalent courses in English taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)

- Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications

- Mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*

- Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)

- English, Literature or Communication credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

- Applicants can write the mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.

8 Mandatory Courses

2 Communications Courses

1 Optional Course

1 General Education Course

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.

Mandatory Courses

COMP1012 Introduction to Business Documentation
COMP1013 Advanced Business Documentation
COMP1048 Introduction to Keyboarding
MATH1034 Office Mathematics Applications
OFAD1001 Office Procedures and Strategies
OFAD1003 Multi-Media Language Processing
OFAD1007 Computer Applications 1 for the Office
OFAD1020 Computer Applications 2 for the Office
Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.
Optional Course
To be selected from College list
General Education Course
To be selected from College list

For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Orangeville

Contact:
Darlene Chapman
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 5674

Barrie

Contact:
Jacqueline Hingley
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1439

Collingwood

Contact:
Kelly Brown
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 2932

Owen Sound

Contact:
Nathalie Stievenart
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 2337

Bracebridge

Contact:
Sandra Gallagher
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 4811

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