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Office Administration - General

Available at: Brockville | Kingston


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.



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

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International Fees

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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 2020-21

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

Semester 2
ACCT 1039 Computer Applications for Accounting
OFAD 3 Office Procedures 2
OFAD 123 Word Processing: Intermediate Applications
OFAD 190 Electronic Database Management
OFAD 201 Office Administration: Work Placement 1
WRIT 2 Communications 2: Office Career Writing

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

SLC graduates have many options to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Agreements between SLC and other institutions that are specific to this program are listed below. In addition, there are many credit transfer pathway agreements between colleges and universities within the province of Ontario. Please also visit to search for options relevant to your program area of study.

    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.

    If you are missing prerequisite courses, enroll in the Career/College Prep program - free for Ontario residents who are 19 years or older. Click here for full details


    Health Requirements


    “Looking back to the Legal/Medical Office Administration program, I have had many doors open up during my duration of the program. I was able to widen my network contacts, strengthen my skills and even received a student bursary for an Office Assistant job in the School of Business. Graduating from the program, I feel more confident and more self-aware of myself going into the work force.”

    Jennifer Nanatu

    Program Contact

    Melinda Vanzanten

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    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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