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Office Administration - Executive

Algonquin College
Program overview
43 weeks
Full time/part time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available

Start dates
September 2023

September 2023

September 2023

September 2023
Algonquin College

About this program

Office Administration - Executive

Play a key role in operational success - Specialize in executive office administration.

The two-year Office Administration - Executive Ontario College Diploma program, delivered in a compressed format over 43 weeks, prepares you for a rewarding career as an administrative professional in the public or private sector.

Develop essential skills through extensive applied practice in a simulated office in the areas of:

  • human resources
  • social media
  • office management
  • domestic and international travel
  • event planning
  • finance

Enhance your MS Office suite abilities through document production, transcription, desktop publishing, accounting practices, and database and project management. You also have the opportunity to participate in an executive administration environment work placement, allowing you to practice your skills.

Admission requirements

This program is well-suited for students who:

  • Have a strong interest in working in an office environment.
  • Have an interest and aptitude in computer and technology applications and enjoy a hands-on approach to learning.
  • Possess good communication (written, verbal, technology) and interpersonal abilities.
  • Are well-organized, pay attention to detail, multi-task and can work effectively under time constraints.
  • Have the ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time.
  • Possess basic numeracy skills.

College Eligibility

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR
  • Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR
  • General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.

Program Eligibility

  • English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent).
  • Applicants with international transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above and may be required to provide proof of language proficiency. Domestic applicants with international transcripts must be evaluated through the International Credential Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS) or World Education Services (WES).
  • IELTS-International English Language Testing Service (Academic) Overall band of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT) Overall 80, with a minimum of 20 in each component: Reading 20; Listening 20; Speaking 20; Writing 20.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the college website.

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Program content

Level: 01

  • English Fundamentals
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Business Math Foundations
  • Document Production I
  • Administrative Procedures
  • Computer Fundamentals and Text Editing

Level: 02

  • Bookkeeping
  • Communications I
  • Workplace Preparation
  • Executive Integrated Projects I
  • Document Production II
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Spreadsheet Applications

Level: 03

  • Accounting Practices
  • Business Communication
  • Defining Your Digital Presence
  • Field Placement
  • Executive Integrated Projects II
  • Applied Office and Data Management
  • Choose one from equivalencies:
    • General Education Elective

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.

Program delivery

Other Delivery Options:

  • Full-time Online
  • Part-time Online
  • Office Administration - General (Full-time Online)
  • Office Administration - General (Part-time Online)


For more information about tuition fees, please visit the college website. 


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.
  13. Identify and apply discipline-specific practices that contribute to the local and global community through social responsibility, economic commitment and environmental stewardship.

Career paths

Graduates may find employment in administrative fields within the private and public sectors (corporations, small or medium size businesses, government, institutions and associations) such as financial, legal, business or personnel administration. With further experience, graduates may progress to positions as administrative officers, senior executive assistants or office managers or may explore entrepreneurial options.

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Algonquin College

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Algonquin College

1385 Woodroffe Avenue
K2G 1V8 Ottawa Ontario

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