Study Office Administration – General part-time

Ontario College Certificate

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

Please refer to the Office Administration – General program page for all of the main details, including admissions requirements.

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.


Review program admission requirements and information about career opportunities.

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Course information

Course offerings and equivalents

Currently available courses are listed below. Please see our course listings of available General Education and Communications courses for this program.

Bookkeeping for the Office Professional
OFAD 2014
Business Documentation and Text Processing
COMP 1113
Foundations of Advertising
ADVE 1000
Introduction to Legal Office Administration
OFAD 1004
Introduction to Logistics
MKTG 2004
Labour Economics
HURM 1003
Macintosh and Design Basics
COMP 2093
Multi Media Communications
COMP 1114
Professional Development and Employability 1
OFAD 1022
Professional Development and Employability 2
OFAD 1023
Retail Management
MGMT 1000
Statistics 2
STAT 2001
Student Teams for Entrepreneurship Projects
ENTR 1001

How to apply to the part-time Office Administration – General certificate program

Register on a course-by-course basis, paying as you go

Part-time students do not go through an application process for this program. To register for courses, you’ll need a Georgian College student number and declare your major. Declaring a major allows you to take all courses under that major.

  1. Request a student number via the online form
  2. Declare your major by emailing registrar@georgiancollege.ca or calling 705.722.1511
  3. From the course listing, select the course(s) you want to register for
  4. Add the course(s) to your cart and proceed to checkout and submit payment

Need help with registration?

Contact the Office of the Registrar

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Finance and fees

Are part-time students eligible for the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)?Georgian College Chevron

As a part-time student, you may be eligible for OSAP funding, depending on the number of courses you take per semester.

For more information about OSAP, including eligibility requirements and how to apply, visit the OSAP/financial aid webpage.

What is the cost of the program?Georgian College Chevron

There is no program fee when studying part-time. As a part-time student, you can take one to three courses per semester, paying on a course-by-course basis.

For course fee information, select a course from the course information section of this page.

Online learning

What is an OntarioLearn (ODE) course?Georgian College Chevron

These courses are offered through OntarioLearn. Visit the OntarioLearn webpage to learn more.

OntarioLearn courses are set up as equivalents to the Georgian courses. You can choose to take the ODE courses or the Georgian courses.

When a Georgian course isn’t available to be delivered online, we’ve listed an OntarioLearn course in the delivery schedule. The majority of the Georgian courses have ODE equivalents set up. You can choose to take either course.

Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)

Can I transfer credits or prior life or work experience to fast track my studies?Georgian College Chevron

Previous postsecondary education: If you’ve completed courses, or some or all of a program, at another accredited postsecondary institution, you may be able to transfer all or some of your courses into a related program at Georgian.

Relevant work or life experience: If you have relevant work and/or life experience that relates to your program(s) of interest at Georgian, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) is an academic credit option.

To learn more about transfer credit and PLAR, visit the Credit for Prior Learning webpage.

Do you have questions about studying Office Administration – General part-time?

Questions about the program?

Tammy Burke-Marson, Programming Support Assistant