Office Administration – General 2701

About Centennial
Established as Toronto's first public college in 1966, Centennial College offers programs in business, communications, community and health studies, science and engineering technology, general arts, hospitality and transportation.
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Program code: 2701
School: School of Business
Credential: Ontario College Certificate
Program Type: Post-secondary program
Program Length: 1 year/ 2 semesters
Start Date: Fall, Winter
Location: Progress Campus
Tel: 416-289-5000, ext. 2143

Program Overview

The majority of Canadians work in office settings, particularly in urban areas. In the Office Administration – General program students develop a complete range of administrative support skills needed to succeed in today’s office environment. With small class sizes and experienced professors you will sharpen your hands-on skills in areas such as word processing, document production, office procedures, computer applications, and transcription, while polishing your communication and human relations techniques. 

This program provides training for entry into a variety of administrative assistant positions. Successful graduates may apply their certificate to one of the two-year Office-Administration Diploma programs that focus on medical and health, legal or executive office settings.

Additional Information        
Transfer to Diploma Programs

  • You will be considered for transfer to either the Office Administration Medical (2603) or Office Administration Legal (2602) diploma program if you successfully complete OAGN-127 - Transcription
  • You will be considered for transfer to the Office Administration Executive (2606) diploma program if you successfully complete either OAGN-119 Transcription Techniques 2 or OAGN-127 -Transcription



  Canadian Students First Year (Two Semesters) Canadian Students Second Year (Two Semesters) Canadian Students Third Year (Two Semesters) International First Year (Two Semesters) International Second Year (Two Semesters) International Third Year (Two Semesters)
Tuition (two-semester) $2,608.50 $2,608.50 $2,596.00 $12,400.00 $11,575.00 $11,575.00
Incidental and other fees $950.00 $895.00 $895.00 $1,530.00 $1,475.00 $1,475.00
Two-semester Total $3,558.50 $3,503.50 $3,491.00 $13,930.00 $13,050.00 $13,050.00

Career Path

  • Office Assistant
  • Office Clerk
  • Receptionist
  • Secretary
  • Administrative Assistant


Semester 1 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
COMM-160/COMM-161 College Communications 1 Progress Campus
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus
OAGN-113 Microcomputers 1 Progress Campus
OAGN-115 Introduction to Word Processing Progress Campus
OAGN-118 Transcription Techniques 1 Progress Campus
OAGN-124 Financial Procedures Progress Campus

Semester 2 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
COMM-170/COMM-171 College Communications 2 Progress Campus
OAGN-116 Word Processing Applications Progress Campus
OAGN-119 Transcription Techniques 2 Progress Campus
OAGN-123 Microcomputers 2 Progress Campus
OAGN-125 Office Procedures and Communications Progress Campus
OAGN-127 Machine Transcription Progress Campus
1.To be considered for transfer to the Office Administration 
Medical (2603) or Legal (2602) diploma programs, the 
student must successfully complete OAGN-127 - Machine 
2.Students require an overall minimum GPA of 2.0 and a 
minimum keyboarding speed of 35 wpm to graduate from 
the program.

  • Develop your expertise in essential business software tools such as word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software
  • Build your skills portfolio as you learn from faculty members with business world  experience and up-to-date knowledge of current trends, business practices and related technology requirements
  • Learn in small class environments with opportunities to connect with experienced, knowledgeable faculty
  • Expand your career opportunities by earning a diploma that reflects high standards of learning


  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
Academic Requirements
  • For applicants who are currently attending high school in Ontario your midterm and final grades will be transmitted automatically to the college.

Career Outlook

Our faculty has the business experience and knowledge to help you develop the diverse skillset needed for a career in office administration in just one year.