School of Business and Management

Office Administration

42 weeks Ontario College Diploma

Field placement in your final semester


Become an asset to any company with highly transferable skills that could take you anywhere in the world. Learn advanced computer and administration skills as well as specialized medical or legal office administration. 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 departments
  • 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 either provide proof of English competency or take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). You must have a minimum overall band score of 5.5 on IELTS, or a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) or 213 (computer scored) or 80 IBT (internet based) to be admitted to a postsecondary program at the college. SPP in India requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

PSY 123 Applied Psychology
CMM 105 Editing I
OAD 110 Office Commerce
OAD 116 Computerized Document Production I
OAD 123 Office Procedures and Administration I
OAD 229 Legal Terminology

Semester 2

GENED General Education Elective - Online
CMM 205 Editing II
OAD 117 Computerized Document Production II
OAD 124 Office Procedures and Administration II
OAD 214 Medical Terminology
OAD 219 Database Applications
OAD 221 Advanced Spreadsheet Applications

Semester 3

ACC 159 Computerized Bookkeeping - OAD
CMM 230 Workplace Communications
HUM 100 Interpersonal Relations
OAD 216 Advanced Work Processing Applications
OAD 227 Office Procedures and Administration II
OAD 267 Medical Billing
OAD 230 Integrated Office Simulation
OAD 299 Field Placement (2 wks)

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.

View Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

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Pathway to Canadore College Programs

  • Advertising and Marketing Communications – 1 year to complete
  • Recreation and Leisure Services – 1 year to complete
  • Recreation Therapy – 1 year to complete
  • Strength and Sport Conditioning – 1 year to complete

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution in Ontario?

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution in Canada?

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution Internationally?

Please contact the Pathways Officer if you have additional questions regarding the credit transfer process:

Micheline Demers – Pathways Officer
705.474.7600 ext 5139