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Office Administration - General

Available at: Brockville | Kingston


A career in office work is challenging, fastpaced, and interesting. In a typical office, you might be required to create/maintain a website, produce flyers, or generate a news letter. You certainly will need to know how to use the Internet for information, travel arrangements, and e-mail processing. Further, you will be expected to manage electronic word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentations, and desktop publishing. ‘Soft skills’ such as the ability to manage your time, greet visitors properly, and answer the telephone effectively are highly valued by employers and taught in this program.

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Our program prides itself on the ability to teach our students inside and outside of the classroom. Each year our students visit Cunningham Swan, prestigious local law firm, to obtain a deeper understanding of the workforce. We also provide professional development seminars such as dining etiquette, and dress for success. Students are then able to put this information to use during their 6 week placement sessions.

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Program Name

Office Administration - General

Program Code



Ontario College Certificate

Start Dates


Program Duration

1 Year

Location (Campus)


Canadian Fees

2016-17 Tuition fee is $2,850.18. Compulsory fees are $1,102.15. All fees subject to change for 2017-18.

International Fees

2016-17 International tuition fee is $13,420.00. Compulsory fees are $1,780.15. All fees subject to change for 2017-18.

Additional Costs

The faculty recommends that students acquire a personal computer and printer and will advise on software requirements at the start of the program.

Scholarships and Bursaries

St. Lawrence College offers an extensive Student Scholarship and Bursary Program. Scholarships and bursaries for this purpose are sponsored by external organizations and private individuals. These awards recognize our academic excellence, community involvement, contribution to the quality of College life, outstanding achievement and professional potential. For more details visit Bursaries and Scholarships.

Program Outline 2017-18

Semester 1
ACCT 26 Bookkeeping
OFAD 2 Office Procedures I
OFAD 90 Electronic Spreadsheets
OFAD 122 Introduction to Word Processing
COMM 34 Introduction to College Communications
GENE 114 Professional Effectiveness

Semester 2
ACCT 1039 Computer Applications in Accounting
OFAD 3 Office Procedures II
OFAD 123 Word Processing - Intermediate Applications
OFAD 201 Office Administration: Work Placement I
OFAD 190 Electronic Database Management
WRIT 2 Business Communications II

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with the majority of Grade 11 and 12 courses at the C, U or M level including the following prerequisites:

  • Grade 12 English at the C or U level
  • Grade 11 Math
For OSSD equivalency options, see Admission Requirements.


Health Requirements


for your clinical/practical placement. THIS FORM IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.


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Note: Full-time students coverage for vaccines received on or after September 1, can be claimed under the Student Sickness & Accident Insurance Plan.

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

Formal and informal pathways offer SLC graduates the chance to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Those that follow are specific to this program:

    For details on Credit Transfer within Ontario please visit:


    “My experience at St. Lawrence was amazing. My professors were the absolute best and were always there when you needed help. When I graduated I was actually upset for the fact that I was unable to have them as my teachers anymore! I would recommend anyone going to St. Lawrence College for sure, because everyone who I met have been great people!”

    Kayla Cheetham

    Program Contact

    Catherine Sheehan

    Recruiting Contact

    Recruitment Office

    Additional Information

    Programs at St. Lawrence College are delivered using a variety of instruction modes. Courses may be offered in the classroom or lab, entirely online, or in a hybrid mode which combines classroom sessions with online learning activities. Program delivery can be run weekdays, weekends or evenings. Upon registration, each full-time student is provided a St. Lawrence College email account which is used to communicate important information about program or course events.

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