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Support administrative functions of a business as an office assistant

Office Administration – General Ontario College Certificate program

Develop fundamental skills required to be an effective office professional. Be job-ready in eight months or continue in a specialized diploma.

Program code OFAG
Duration 1 Year
Credential Ontario College Certificate
Delivery Full-time +
Part-time

Program information

Program description

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 become an effective member of an office team. Students build technological competency through learning a variety of application packages utilized in businesses today. This program sets a basis for further educational growth and 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.

Intake information

Start date Campus
Winter 2022 Barrie
Fall 2022 Barrie, Owen Sound, South Georgian Bay

Tuition and fees

What are the admission requirements for the Office Administration – General program?

Office Administration – General admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/academic-regulations/

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:
www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

What career paths can I take as an administrative assistant?

Your Office Administration – General certificate gives you many career opportunities

Graduates of this program may be employed in a variety of entry-level administrative assistant and clerical positions in manufacturing, transportation, telecommunications, entertainment, government, education, banking and numerous professional services.

Why study Office Administration – General at Georgian?

Our program 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.

Flex MORE. Study Office Administration – General part-time

Benefits of studying part-time:

What courses are included in the Office Administration – General certificate program?

Course overview

9 Program Courses
2 Communications Courses
1 Program Option Course
1 General Education Course

Program-specific courses

Semester 1 courses are listed below. For a full list of courses in the program including course descriptions, view the Office Administration – General program outline.

  • COMP 1113 – Business Documentation and Text Processing
  • OFAD 1001 – Office Procedures and Strategies
  • OFAD 1007 – Computer Applications 1 for the Office
  • OFAD 1022 – Professional Development and Employability 1
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration.

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