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Office Administration

Office Administration

Office Administration – General

The phone is ringing, there are three spreadsheets open on your screen and a team meeting starts in two minutes. This is the life of an office administrator. Personable and committed, they create order out of chaos and provide the glue that holds businesses together.

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Program Description

You will learn the basic skills required for an entry-level administrative position including:

  • Accounting
  • Communications
  • Electronic transcription
  • Office procedures
  • Spreadsheets
  • Word processing

You must achieve a minimum keyboarding speed of 35 net words per minute in order to graduate.

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Admission Requirements

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Career Options

WHAT YOU COULD BE:

  • Administrative assistant
  • Customer service representative
  • Office administrator
  • Secretary/receptionist

WHERE YOU COULD WORK:

  • Corporate businesses
  • Educational institutions
  • Municipal or provincial government
  • Non-profit organizations
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Program Costs

YEAR ONE FEESDomesticInternational
Tuition$2,851$12,622
Compulsory Ancillary

$1,141

$1,541
Program Incidental$0$0
Total Fees:$3,991$14,163

Please note: fees are based on the 2016-2017 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please see Other fees to consider.

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Post-Admission Communications Assessment

To help prepare you for success in your program and in your future career, all students accepted into this program will complete an assessment to determine your reading comprehension and writing skills. For more information please visit the post-admission communications assessment website.

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Opportunities For Degree Completion Or Additional Credentials

Qualified graduates can go on to take Durham College’s:

Graduates may also be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study through Durham College’s partnerships with many Canadian and international colleges and universities.

 

Please visit the Transfer Guide for more information.

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PROGRAM AT-A-GLANCE
  • ontariocolleges.ca code: OFAD
  • Program length: Two semesters
  • Credential awarded: Ontario College Certificate
  • Location: Whitby
  • School: School of Business, IT & Management (BITM)
  • Domestic tuition: $2,851 (CDN)
  • Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: January 2017
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
    • Program intake status is Open Open: January 2018
  • International Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Closed Closed: January 2017
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
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