Office Administration – Legal

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Program Code: 2602

School: The Business School

Credential: Diploma

Program Type: Post-secondary program

Program Length: 2 years/ 4 semesters

Start Date: Fall, Winter

Location: Progress Campus

Email: business@centennialcollege.ca

Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 2280

In the Office Administration - Legal program at Centennial College, you see the legal system unfold before your eyes.

This college business diploma program's courses not only allow you to develop core office administration skills, but also focus on:

  • Legal office environments.
  • Building an understanding of current issues in Canadian law
  • Specialized areas of practice such as civil litigation, family law, real estate, wills, estate and more.
  • The use of specialized legal office software, with an emphasis on computer-generated document production and word processing.

To round out the Office Administration - Legal training, in the final term you complete a two-day-per-week field placement during which you have the opportunity to apply specific legal office administration skills. Among these skills are preparation of legal documents using word processing, legal terminology and office procedures used in law firms or corporate legal departments.

The field placement is organized and supervised by faculty members of the program. Faculty and staff work closely with you to help you find a placement well suited to your needs. While the placement is unpaid, it provides valuable resume enhancement experience.

Upon graduation from the Office Administration - Legal program, you have the option to advance your education by seamlessly transferring into the School of Business' Law Clerk program (2804).

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
COMM-160/161 College Communication 1 Progress Campus
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus
KEYS-101 Keyboarding 1 Progress Campus
OAGN-113 Office Administration Technology 1 Progress Campus
OAGN-115 Introduction to Word Processing Progress Campus
OAGN-118 Document Review & Proofreading Progress Campus
OAGN-124 Financial Procedures Progress Campus
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
COMM-170/171 College Communication 2 Progress Campus
KEYS-102 Keyboarding 2 Progress Campus
OAGN-116 Word Processing Applications Progress Campus
OAGN-123 Office Administration Technology 2 Progress Campus
OAGN-125 Office Procedures and Communications Progress Campus
OAGN-127 Machine Transcription Progress Campus
Semester 3
Course Code Course Title Location
BUSN-313 Careers Progress Campus
GNED-500 Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action Progress Campus
KEYS-103 Keyboarding 3 Progress Campus
OAGN-261 Integrated Software Applications Progress Campus
OALE-219 Legal Machine Transcription Progress Campus
OALE-249 Legal Office Procedures Progress Campus
OALE-250 Civil Litigation Procedures Progress Campus
Semester 4
Course Code Course Title Location
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus
KEYS-104 Keyboarding 4 Progress Campus
OAGN-262 Field Placement Progress Campus
OALE-246 Family Law and Legal Software Progress Campus
OALE-251 Corporate, Wills and Estates Progress Campus
OALE-252 Real Estate Procedures Progress Campus

Semester Note

The prerequisites for entrance to the fourth semester Field Placement course (OAGN262**) are:

1. Student must have passed 15 of 17 courses in the first three semesters.



2. Student must acquire an overall minimum GPA of 2.0.



3. Student must have a minimum "C" grade in COMM170/171.



** OAGN262 - 174 hrs = 3 hours in class orientation week one = 14 hours.

Field Placement for 12 weeks = 2 hours in class each week.

Assessment in week 14.





Students require a minimum keyboarding speed of 50 wpm and Minimum program GPA of 2.0 (C grade average) to graduate.





Program Highlights

  • Thanks to small class environments, you connect with experienced, knowledgeable Office Administration - Legal faculty members.
  • Your skills portfolio expands as you learn from faculty members with business world experience and up-to-date knowledge of current trends, legal practices and related technology requirements.
  • You develop expertise in essential automated office systems such as word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software.
  • Earning a diploma that reflects high standards of learning enhances career opportunities.

Articulation Agreements

Qualified graduates of Office Administration - Legal may be eligible to participate in an articulated program with select universities, institutes and professional associations. These partnerships allow them to apply academic credit towards further study.

University Degree
Algoma University Honours Bachelor of Arts, multiple majors
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration
Athabasca University Bachelor of Professional Arts - Communication Studies
Kookmin University Bachelor Degree
New Brunswick, University of Bachelor of Applied Management
Ontario Institute of Technology, University of Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), bridge

Career Outlook

  • Assistant to president of an organization
  • Executive assistant
  • Administrative assistant
  • Administrative support officer
  • Senior secretary
  • Executive secretary
  • Office coordinator
  • Legal secretary
  • Legal administrative assistant
  • Legal office support
  • Administrative support officer

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

Note:

  • Students transferring from the Office Administration - General (2701) certificate program must have successfully completed the OAGN-127 Machine Transcription course.

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 2017.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $2,935.50 $1,061.00 $3,996.50
International $12,400.00 $2,145.00 $14,545.00