Office Administration – General

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Program Code: 2701

School: School of Business

Credential: Certificate

Program Type: Post-secondary program

Program Length: 1 year/ 2 semesters

Start Date: Fall, Winter

Location: Progress Campus

Email: business@centennialcollege.ca

Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 2280

Centennial College's Office Administration – General program offers you the administrative support knowledge you need to succeed in today's office environment.

Polish your communication and human relations techniques while you learn a wide range of vadministrative skills in the Office Administration – General program. In small classes, experienced professors lead you through this School of Business offering, which applies practical application to topics such as:

  • Word processing
  • Document production
  • Office procedures
  • Computer applications
  • Transcription

The Office Administration - General program's resulting credential makes you career-ready for a variety of administrative assistant positions.

 

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
COMM-160/COMM-161 College Communications 1 Progress Campus
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus
OAGN-113 Office Administration Technology 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
Course Code Course Title Location
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 Office Administration Progress Campus
OAGN-125 Office Procedures and Communications Progress Campus
OAGN-127 Machine Transcription Progress Campus

Semester Note

Students can take either OAGN-127* Machine Transcription or OAGN-119 Transcription Techniques 2.





















* To be considered for transfer to the Office Administration Medical (2603) or Legal (2602) Diploma Program, the student must successfully complete OAGN127 - Machine Transcription.





















Students who wish to graduate from Office Administration General (2701) or Office Administration Executive (2606) have the option to choose between OGAN127 - Machine Transcription or OAGN119 - Transcription Techniques





















All students require a minimum keyboarding speed of 50 wpm and a minimum Program GPA of 2.0 (Grade C average) to graduate.


































































































Program Highlights

  • You develop your expertise through exposure to essential business software tools such as word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software.
  • Office Administration – General faculty members have business world experience and up-to-date knowledge of current trends, business practices and related technology requirements.
  • Small class environments connect you with experienced, knowledgeable and approachable faculty, which fosters inclusiveness.
  • You further your career opportunities by earning a diploma that reflects high standards of learning.

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 Machine 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 Machine Transcription

Recognitions

The International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) is proud to recognize Centennial College for enhancing the knowledge and recognition of office and administrative professionals world-wide. The Office Administration General and Executive programs are aligned with the IAAP Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) Body of Knowledge.

Career Outlook

  • Office assistant
  • Office clerk
  • Receptionist
  • Secretary
  • Administrative assistant

Academic Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
  • English Grade 12 C or U,or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission

Additional Requirements

  • Students will be placed in the appropriate English level based on skills assessment results. This may lead to additional courses and require extra time and fees.

1. Apply Online

Are you an International Student? Apply directly to Centennial College here.

If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.

If you have previously attended a full time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.

All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.

2. Submit Documents

Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.

Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.

Applicants who attended school outside of Canada: If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).

For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.

3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission

Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.

You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.

You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.

When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.

4. Pay Fees

Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.

You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.

5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)

Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca.

Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April

Your web-registration will not open if:

You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.

Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.

Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2015.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $2,767.00 $950.00 $3,717.00
International $12,400.00 $2,145.00 $14,545.00