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Office Administration - Health Services

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.


Career Opportunities

  • Graduates from the health services stream work in a wide variety of settings (doctors’ offices, hospitals, clinics, pharmaceutical companies, and departments of government or industry maintaining health services staff).

Program Name

Office Administration - Health Services

Program Code



Ontario College Diploma

Start Dates

Special May Intake - International Students Only

Program Duration

2 years

Location (Campus)


Canadian Fees

2017-18 tuition fees are $2,935.68. Compulsory fees are $1,202.15. All fees are subject to change for 2018-19.

International Fees

2017-18 International tuition fees are $13,800.00. Compulsory fees are $1,876.15. All fees are subject to change for 2018-19.

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 2018-19

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

Semester 3
COMP 1018 Word Processing – Advanced Applications & Desktop Publishing
OFAD 8 Medical Terminology I
OFAD 110 Medical Dicta Transcription
OFAD 112 Medical Office Procedures I
OFAD 301 Office Administration: Work Placement II
OFAD 113 Electronic Spreadsheets – Intermediate Applications
GENE General Education Course

Semester 4
CARE 91 Career Strategies
OFAD 5 Electronic Databases – Intermediate Applications
OFAD 9 Medical Terminology II
OFAD 111 Medical Document Production
OFAD 114 Medical Office Procedures II
OFAD 401 Office Administration: Work Placement III
GENE General Education Course

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.


Questions regarding completion of this form can be submitted to:

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:

>>More information on these SLC Articulations

For details on Credit Transfer within Ontario please visit:


The Office Administration - Medical program was the best thing that I could have done for myself and my family. Even before graduating, I had my first job offer (from where I did my placement). The program has a very high employment rate and unlimited opportunities for types of employment and the opportunity for advancement. I would recommend it to anyone!

Kathleen Findlay

Program Contact

Catherine Sheehan

Admissions Information

Connect with a College Career Advisor:

International Students Contact:

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.

Advanced Standing

Applicants with post-secondary credits may be eligible for direct entry to an upper level of the program (semester or year) depending on transfer credits. Select the applicable level when applying at and ensure that we receive your official post-secondary transcript for consideration. If you are unsure what level to apply for, please contact the program coordinator.
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