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Executive Assistants are the backbone of the modern office environment. From productivity and software expertise to managing complex projects, executive assistants are valued and indispensable business generalists.
Centennial College’s Office Administration - Executive program will prepare you, in just two years, to execute a range of duties performed by executive assistants who work with upper level management in today's technically advanced workplaces.
Through simulated class lessons and a five-day-per-week field placement in the final semester (with companies such as KPMG, Bombardier and non-profit organizations), you'll gain practical experience.
You'll also develop essential office and business skills in:
- Office productivity software (Microsoft/Apple/Google Suite)
- Office technology fundamentals and support
- Business writing
- Marketing fundamentals
- Social media, Website Development and online communications
- Presentation and business correspondence
- Conference planning
- Meeting planning and minute-taking
- Project management
- Accounting and bookkeeping fundamentals
- Collaboration and leadership
- Career Planning and networking
- Virtual Office Administration & Entrepreneurship
- Strategic planning and leadership
Members of executive teams and senior management depend on graduates of this business diploma program to demonstrate exceptional technical and communication skills.
A five-day-per-week work placement at some of Toronto’s prestigious law firms will allow you to put those skills to use in real-life experiences before you graduate.
To support your learning, this program requires you to have access to a mobile computing device that meets minimum hardware requirements.
Please visit the BringIT page for more information on the requirements for your program.
Career Options and Education Pathways
Career Options and Education PathwaysPrinter Friendly
Hands-on training provided in the Office Administration - Executive program develops your expertise in essential automated office systems such as word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software.
- You build your skills portfolio as you learn from faculty members with real experience and up-to-date knowledge of business trends and related technology requirements
- Learning in small class environments within The Business School allows you to connect with faculty members on a one-on-one basis.
- The Office Administration - Executive field placement is an opportunity to explore your career prospects, build your network and gain valuable work experience.
- The diploma reflects high standards of learning, increasing your career opportunities.
- Administrative Professional
- Executive Assistant
- Office Manager
- Office Supervisor
- Administrative Support Officer
- Office Coordinator
- Assistant to the president of an organization
Qualified graduates of the Office Administration - Executive program may be eligible to participate in an articulated program with select universities, institutes and professional associations. These partnerships allow you to apply academic credit toward further study. Listed below are the credentials from partnering institutions that are available for this program.
Please note that each partner pathway has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits, which are assessed by the partner institution.
|Partner Institution||Degree Program|
|Algoma University||Honours Bachelor of Arts in multiple majors|
|Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting or Human Resources Management or Marketing (also available at Brampton campus)|
|Bachelor of Science in multiple majors|
|Athabasca University||Bachelor of Professional Arts - Communication Studies|
|Davenport University||Bachelor of Business Administration|
|Lakehead University||Bachelor or Honours degree - multiple majors|
|Laurentian University||Bachelor of Arts|
|Ontario Tech University||Honours Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies and Digital Technology|
|Bachelor of Commerce (bridge)|
|Royal Roads University||Bachelor of Business Administration - Sustainability and International Business|
|Seneca College||Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies|
|Wilfrid Laurier University - Brantford Campus||Honours Bachelor of Arts|
|Honours Bachelor of Commerce|
|York University||Honours Bachelor degree in any major|
Please visit our website at www.centennialcollege.ca/admissions/applying/education-pathways/outbound-pathways for more information on articulation agreements.
For pathways to other Ontario post-secondary institutions, please visit ONCAT.
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.
Admission RequirementsPrinter Friendly
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
- Grade 12 English (C or U), or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission
How to Apply
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1. Apply Online
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.
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.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and FeesPrinter Friendly
Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2021.
|Student||Tuition (2 Semesters)||Ancillary Fees||Total|