Office Administration - Executive (Fast Track) | St. Clair College
Fast Track
Program Code: K231
Status: Open
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Two Year - Ontario College Diploma
Delivered in less than 1 year
Starts: September

Emergency Alternate Delivery Plan:
Winter 2024 Emergency Alternate Delivery

Kayla Carnegie
519-354-9714 ext. 3981

Program Overview

Graduates of this program have the skills to be executive-level administrative assistants to top-level managers in business or government. Skills include a high level of expertise in keyboarding and computer applications with some accounting. Students will learn how to do effective presentations and be well rounded in all office duties. With experience, graduates also are capable of assuming the role of office manager providing leadership to other staff.

This program targets students who want to develop strong computer and keyboarding abilities. They should enjoy working in a team environment and have excellent interpersonal and critical thinking skills. Good communication skills, both written and oral are also important.

Program Highlights

  • Latest computer software for office applications.
  • Curriculum includes Desktop Publishing, Web Page Design, Simply Accounting, Human Resource Management, In-class Simulation Labs, SAM software, Express Scribe machine transcription, oral presentations, Office Suite integration with the Internet, and World Cultures.
  • Students who have successfully completed the 2-year OAE Diploma Program may continue their education towards a Bachelor of Commerce Degree with Davenport University or Walsh College.
  • Work placement could be in a financial institution, social service agency, retail office, government office, or a school setting (elementary, secondary or post-secondary).
  • These internships allow students to network with possible future employers and gain valuable hands-on experience.

Career Opportunities

This program provides a solid foundation for employment as an office administrator, administrative assistant or office manager. Opportunities exist in a wide range of workplaces including government offices, corporations, financial institutions, schools/colleges/universities, accounting firms, real estate offices and insurance offices.

Admission Requirements

OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level qualify for admission to this program.

Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.


The curriculum below is for incoming students:

Semester 1
Code Title Credits
Choose 1 Elective Course
Language Fundamentals
Administrative Procedures
Introduction to Keyboarding
Essential Business Calculations
Introduction To Word Processing & Business Documents
Business For The Office Assistant
Choose 1 Elective Course
Introduction To Computer Technology
Semester 2
Code Title Credits
Accounting For The Office Assistant
Business Communications I
Introduction To Human Resources
Administrative Documents I
Professional Office Simulations
Advanced Word Processing And Documents
Keyboarding And Transcription
Electronic Spreadsheets And Databases

OAG222, OAG217 Delivered in first 7 weeks of the semester.

OAE330, OAE380 Delivered in second 7 weeks of the semester.

Semester 3
Code Title Credits
Applied Accounting Workshop I, (Computer Accounting 1)
Choose 1 Elective Course
Introductory Oral Communication
Advanced Electronic Spreadsheets
Creative Computer Publishing
Administrative Documents II
Advanced Databases
Choose one of:
Administrative Office Work Placement
Administrative Office Capstone

ACC108, OAE407, OAE430, OAE460 Delivered in first 7 weeks of the semester.

ELEC1030, ENG110P, OAE390, OAE439 Delivered in second 7 weeks of the semester.

Placement Requirements

Please be aware that although a COVID-19 vaccination is not required to attend St. Clair College, some of our placement sites may require students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to be eligible to attend. Unfortunately, we cannot predict if a placement site will begin to require full vaccination and as such, we are encouraging all students to consider vaccination.  If the requirement of your placement sites changes at any point, you will be notified immediately by the College.

It is important to note that if placement sites do require students to be fully vaccinated to attend their place of business, students who are not fully vaccinated cannot be provided with a placement for their program and therefore will not be able to complete their programs.

If you have any questions about the COVID-19 vaccines, please contact our St. Clair College Health Centre at 519-972-2727 ext. 4484 (in Windsor) or 519-354-9100 ext. 3729 (in Chatham).

Field Placements are part of this program. Your placement could be in a financial institution, social service agency, legal office, police services, or a school setting (elementary, secondary or post-secondary).

Some of our employers who provide our placement settings require a clear POLICE RECORD CHECK for criminal offences with vulnerable sector screening before accepting a student into the field setting. The record check MUST be obtained by the student and at the student's expense. Please check with your Program Coordinator early in your first semester to ensure the proper process is followed.

Your Investment

The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2023-2024 Tuition Fees  

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

Program Physical Demands Analysis

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

Office Administration - Executive Programs (MTCU Code 52316)

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Conduct oneself professionally and adhere to relevant legislation, standards and codes of ethics.
  2. Manage the scheduling, coordination and organization of administrative tasks and workflow within specific deadlines and according to set priorities.
  3. Coordinate the collection, analysis, distribution and response to communications in the workplace to facilitate the flow of information.  
  4. Operate and provide support related to the use, maintenance and procurement of office equipment and technologies.  
  5. Evaluate, establish and administer a variety of records management systems* to ensure confidential, secure, accessible and organized electronic and paper records*.
  6. Produce financial documents and reports by identifying and compiling relevant information and using accounting software.
  7. Prepare and produce a variety of business documents using available technologies and applying industry standards.
  8. Use interpersonal, leadership and client service skills to respond to diversity and to support the vision and mission of the organization.  
  9. Research, analyze and summarize information on resources and services and prepare summary reports with recommendations.
  10. Select and use information technologies to support communication with internal and external stakeholders and to promote the organization.
  11. Organize and coordinate meetings, conferences, special events and make travel arrangements, including the preparation of related documentation.
  12. Support the implementation of projects by applying basic principles of project management.