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Office Administration - Legal/Health Services

Available at: Brockville | Kingston

Overview

A career in office work is challenging, fast-paced, 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.

The Legal/Health Services program allows students to graduate with two specializations. Please note that this program has additional tuition fees.

Highlights

Career Opportunities

  • Graduates from the legal stream find challenging positions in law firms, trust companies, real estate firms, legal departments of large corporations and business/ industry in general.
  • 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 - Legal/Health Services

Program Code

0824

Credential

Ontario College Diploma

Start Dates

September

Program Duration

2 years

Location (Campus)

Brockville

Canadian Fees

2017-18 tuition fees are $2,935.68. Compulsory fees are $759.55. Legal/Health Services 0824: tuition fees for the dual specialization in the second year: $4,403.52. All fees are subject to change for 2018-19.

International Fees

2017-18 International tuition fees are $13,800.00. Compulsory fees are $1,573.55. Legal/Health Services 0824: International tuition fees for the dual specialization in the second year: $20,325.00. All fees are subject to change for 2018-19.

Additional Costs

The faculty recommends that students acquire a personal computer 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

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

Semester 3
ACCT 129 Accounting Systems for Law Offices
COMP 1018 Word Processing – Advanced Applications & Desktop Publishing
GENE General Education Course
OFAD 8 Medical Terminology I
OFAD 110 Medical Dicta Transcription
OFAD 112 Medical Office Procedures I
OFAD 113 Electronic Spreadsheets – Intermediate Applications
OFAD 148 Legal Document Production I
OFAD 301 Office Administration: Work Placement II

Semester 4
CARE 91 Career Strategies
GENE General Education Course
OFAD 5 Electronic Databases – Intermediate Applications
OFAD 9 Medical Terminology II
OFAD 30 Legal Machine Transcription
OFAD 111 Medical Document Production
OFAD 114 Medical Office Procedures II
OFAD 149 Legal Document Production II
OFAD 401 Office Administration: Work Placement III

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.

Prerequisites

Health Requirements

IMMUNIZATION - COMMUNICABLE DISEASE requirements

Completion of the IMMUNIZATION - COMMUNICABLE DISEASE FORM is a MANDATORY condition
for your clinical/practical placement.  THIS FORM IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.

Download your IMMUNIZATION - COMMUNICABLE DISEASE FORM (pdf)

Questions regarding completion of this form can be submitted to:  Immunizations@sl.on.ca

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: www.ontransfer.ca

Testimonials

I decided to enroll at St. Lawrence College because of the small class size, and high employment rate after graduation, and from my first day, I found welcoming classmates, engaged faculty, and a built-in community in the Office Administration program.  The College helped me by being my home away from home.  I was new to the Kingston area, and being at the College made me feel safe, with plenty of activities and studying to do.  I was able to sweat it out at the gym, study in the library, and even have a coffee in the Student Association lounge.  I eventually got a part-time bursary job as an Office Assistant working for various school offices within the College, which provided me with great hands on experience.  I was also able to obtain work experience through the program’s 2-week placements of our choice, which occurred at three separate times throughout my school year, where I was able to discover what I wanted to do with my career once I graduated.  I completed the Dual Office Administration course resulting in two diplomas upon graduation, one in Medical and one in Legal.  I found the experience to be life changing and I was very proud of what I had accomplished in such a short amount of time.  I wasn’t sure of which administrative field I wanted to go into, so by doing the dual program both within the 8 month period, I was able to see which field I liked best. 

The Office Administration program provides its students with a great support system, continuous learning, and hands on experience with the most up-to-date technology and office software.  I was more ready than ever to enter into the workforce.  My placement opportunity allowed me to get a foot in the door and I was able to obtain full-time employment even before my official graduation ceremony.  I now work at one of Kingston’s largest law firms, with a solid foundation of administrative skills, and I can definitely say that the College made me “career-ready”.



Julie Dacres

Program Contact

Patti Carter
PCarter@sl.on.ca

Admissions Information

Connect with a College Career Advisor:
dreamit@sl.on.ca

International Students Contact:
international@sl.on.ca


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 ontariocolleges.ca 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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