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Office Administration – Legal (Online)

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Program Details

  • Program Code:2002
  • School:The Business School
  • Credential:Ontario College Diploma
  • Program Type:Post-secondary program
  • Program Length:2 years/ 4 semesters

Program Overview

Program Overview

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Please Note: Office Administration – Legal is also offered in person.

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

This college business diploma program's courses will not only allow you to develop core office administration skills but will 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 and estate;
  • 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'll complete a two-day-per-week field placement during which you'll have the opportunity to apply specific legal office administration skills. Among these skills will be preparation of legal documents using word processing, legal terminology, and office procedures used in law firms or corporate legal departments.

The field placement will be organized and supervised by program faculty members and College staff, who will work closely with you to help you find a placement well suited to your needs. While the placement will be unpaid, it will provide valuable resume enhancement experience.

Please note: Upon graduation from the Office Administration - Legal program, you'll have the option to advance your education by seamlessly transferring into The Business School's Law Clerk program (#2804).


Career Options and Education Pathways

Career Options and Education Pathways

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Program Highlights

  • 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.

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

Education Pathways

Qualified graduates of Office Administration - Legal program may be eligible to receive degree credit(s) with our partner institutions for learning achieved at Centennial. 

Please note that each partnership has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transfer credits, which are assessed by the partner institution. Following are a list of partner institutions.

University Degree
Algoma University Honours Bachelor of Arts, multiple majors
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration
Athabasca University Bachelor of Professional Arts - Communication Studies
Brock University Honours Bachelor of Business Administration with concentration in Human Resources or Labour Studies
Davenport University Bachelor of Business Administration 
Ontario Tech University Honours Bachelor of Commerce (bridge)
Wilfrid Laurier University Honours Bachelor of Arts (Brantford campus)
University of Windsor Honours Bachelor of Commerce
York University Honours Bachelor degree in any major

Please visit our website at for more information on articulation agreements.

For pathways to other Ontario post-secondary institutions, please visit ONCAT.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • 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

Additional Requirements

How to Apply

How to Apply

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1. Apply Online

Domestic Students

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 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 For more information go to Application Fees.

International Students

 Apply directly to Centennial College here.

2. Submit Documents

Domestic Students

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

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

International Students

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 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

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 Fees

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Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2021.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Ancillary Fees Total
Canadian $2,721.00 $532.34 $3,253.34
International $15,385.50 $1,191.34 $16,576.84

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