Office Administration

42 weeks Ontario College Diploma

Field placement in your final semester


Upcoming Intake: Fall 2021, College Drive – North Bay

Get a college diploma and become job ready in 42 weeks! Become an asset to any company with highly transferable skills that could take you anywhere in the world. Learn advanced computer and administration skills and receive specialized medical or legal office administration training. Benefit from a placement in your final semester to give you hands-on experience and the opportunity to network in your field of interest.

Your Future Career

  • Medical facilities
  • Insurance/law firms
  • Financial institutions
  • Accounting firms
  • Government agencies
  • Police agencies
  • Educational institutions

What You Learn

  • Medical and legal terminology
  • Office procedures and administration
  • Office commerce
  • Computerized bookkeeping
  • Database analysis
  • Communications
  • Advanced computer applications

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U

If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency. View current English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

PSY150 Psychology of Everyday Living
HUM100 Interpersonal Relations
CMM105 Editing I
OAD110 Office Commerce
OAD116 Computerized Document Production I
OAD123 Office Procedures and Administration I
OAD229 Legal Terminology

Semester 2

GENED General Education Elective-Online (OA Sem 2)
CMM205 Editing II
OAD117 Computerized Document Production II
OAD124 Office Procedures and Administration II
OAD214 Medical Terminology
OAD219 Database Applications
OAD221 Advanced Spreadsheet Applications

Semester 3

ACC159 Computerized Bookkeeping-OAD
CMM230 Workplace Communications
OAD216 Advanced Word Processing Applications
OAD227 Office Procedures and Administration III
OAD267 Medical Billing
OAD230 Integrated Office Simulation
OAD299 Field Placement (2 Weeks)

Ancillary fees have been reviewed as a result of COVID-19 and alternative service and program delivery plans. For current ancillary fees details please see

2020-2021 42 weeks Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $5440.5 $1234.09 - - $6674.59

2020-2021 42 weeks Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $25591.32 $1813.09 - - $27404.41

Check out the Campus Bookstore to not only purchase your textbooks but also view your book list before the semester starts. 

You will also need:

  • USB Key - apx. $5.00
  • 500-600 Plain Index Cards - apx. $10.00
  • Earbud Headphones - apx. $10.00
  • Subscription for Microsoft 365 Personal - includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, and Outlook. 
    • Note: Access and Publisher are not available in 365 for a Mac, only for PC 
    • Computerized Bookkeeping (semester 3) also requires PC.  The Sage software is not available for a Mac.

Canadore College will implement Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Fall 2020 to enhance students’ learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure student flexibility in learning. To learn more about BYOD and to find out what is required for your program, please visit

Students can join the International Association of Administrative Professionals and/or the Ontario Medical Secretaries Association with opportunities to complete testing for further certification.

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

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