School of Business and Management

Office Administration

42 weeks Ontario College Diploma

Field placement in your final semester


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. You must have a minimum overall band score of 5.5 on the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or equivalent accepted English language proficiency test to be admitted to a postsecondary program at the college. Notwithstanding the above, the English proficiency standards required to obtain Study Permits and Temporary Resident Visas from Canadian Embassies vary around the world. The higher English language proficiency standard will apply.

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

PSY123 Applied Psychology
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
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
HUM100 Interpersonal Relations
OAD216 Advanced Word Processing Applications
OAD227 Office Procedures and Administration III
OAD267 Medical Billing
OAD230 Integrated Office Simulation
OAD299 Field Placement (2 Weeks)

2019-2020 42 weeks Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $5440.5 $1046.72 - 1186.72 - - $6627.22

2019-2020 42 weeks Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $24845.94 $1696.72 - 1773.72 - - $26619.66

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

View course outlines

Business Management – 8 months to complete
Human Resources Management – 8 months to complete
Project Management – Information Technology – 8 months to complete
Recreation and Leisure Services (Fast Track) – 8 months to complete
Recreation Therapy (Fast Track) – 8 months to complete
Strength and Sport Conditioning (Fast Track) – 8 months to complete

Explore these opportunities and more through Canadore’s Transfer and Pathway

For more information, please contact the Pathways Officer:

Micheline McWhirter – Pathways Officer
705.474.7600 ext 5139