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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 30 net words per minute in order to graduate.

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Admission Requirements

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Career Options


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


  • Corporate businesses
  • Educational institutions
  • Government – municipal and provincial
  • Non-profit organizations
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Program Costs

YEAR ONE FEESDomesticInternational
Compulsory Ancillary


Program Incidental$0$0
Total Fees:$3,859$14,335

Please note: fees are based on the 2015-2016 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please see Other fees to consider.

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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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