Office Administration – Executive

Tuition and FeesSecond Career

Program Title: Office Administration – Executive
Credential Earned: Ontario College Diploma
Delivery: Full Time
Program Length: 4 Semesters
Program Status: Open

Program Codes
NORT – B012 (PC) Timmins Campus
NORT – B275 (HL) Haileybury Campus
NORT – B276 (KL) Kirkland Lake Campus
NORT – B273 (CK) Contact North Kirkland Lake
Program codes are for September intakes except those that are indicated differently.


Program Description
Further your skills development by changing your certificate in to a diploma! The Office Administration Executive Program improves the skills acquired in year one, while increasing knowledge in specialized areas of office administration. Students will soon realize that they will have the ability to transfer learned skills to relevant situations in several work environments. Our Office Administration Executive Program focuses on:

  • Medical Terminology
  • Legal Terminology
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Transcription
  • Document Processing
  • Networking
  • Web Design

Students gain valuable, hands-on experience with a one-day-per-week placement in the fourth semester. This practical opportunity allows for further educational and career prospects.

Career Opportunities
Graduates of the Office Administration Program – Executive who enter the workforce will find opportunities in the following: healthcare, legal, government, industrial, commercial and financial.

Contact Information
Timmins Campus
Rose-Marie Deacon, Program Coordinator
Tel: 705-235-3211 ext.  2243
deaconr@northern.on.ca

Haileybury Campus, Kirkland Lake Campus, and Contact North
Roseanne Clyburn, Program Coordinator
Tel: 705-672-3376 Ext. 8822
clyburnr@northern.on.ca

Distance Learning Officer
Tel: 705-567-9291 ext.3673
kldisted@northern.on.ca

Admission Requirements
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
Grade 12 English (C, U)
Grade 11 Math (C, M, U)

Or equivalent

Or mature student status (an applicant who does not have a high school diploma or equivalent, and will have reached the age of 19 years on or before the start of the program). Mature students must undergo academic testing prior to admission into a program. Call the Admissions Office at 705-235-7222 for more details. Academic prerequisites for this program may be obtained free of charge through Academic Upgrading.

Semester 1
AC1004 Accounting I
CM1903 Communications I Model A
GN1033 Health and Safety (PC) – General Education Elective
OF1023 Office Procedures I
OF1136 Word Processing & Keyboarding I
IN1093 Computer Applications for Business and Technology
MA1004 Math of Finance I
EV7003 Issues in Environmental Sustainability (CK/KL/HL)

Semester 2
BU1074 Principles of Human Resource Management
CM2093 Communications II Model A
IN2113 Introduction to Computerized Bookkeeping
OF2044 Placement
OF2136 Word Processing & Keyboarding II
IN2013 Computer Applications II
OF3012 Administrative Procedures
BU1073 Introduction to Business Management & Organizational Behaviour (PC)

Semester 3
CM3113 Professional Business Communications
GN2133 Law and Ethics
IN3093 Desktop Publishing
IN4143 Database
LC1013 Law Office Management and Client Relations
GN1063 Occupational Health and Safety
General Education Elective

Semester 4
EL1103 General Education Elective I (PC)
IN4002 Document Processing
IN6334 Information Systems
OF4002 Medical Terminology
OF4024 Work Placement
AC2004 Accounting II

Semester I
AC1004 Accounting l
This course gives hands-on training in fundamental accounting concepts as applied in service and merchandising firms. Students will be taken through a complete cycle and will record and report financial transactions. At every point in the course, students will examine the accounting decisions based on financial transactions taken from real work situations.

CM1903 Communications I – Model A
Communications I is a practical course designed to help strengthen both oral and written skills. Students will be exposed to a variety of learning methods and communication formats. Emphasis will be placed on the use of appropriate structure, writing conventions and style. Students will also develop discipline-specific documents as well as learn the basics of portfolio assembly and presentation.

GN1033 Health and Safety (PC)
This course is an introduction to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations. Topics include the Act and several related regulations. The student will also complete a valid WHMIS certification course during the semester.

OF1023 Office Procedures I
This course will equip the student to find meaningful employment in the administrative field. Administrative Professionals have more responsibilities in today’s work environment. Some of the topics covered in this course include: professionalism, telecommunications, records maintenance, technology and soft skills. In-class simulations and discussions provide students with the opportunity to problem solve and participate in group activities.

OF1136 Word Processing & Keyboarding I
This course provides applications that reinforce word processing skills. It focuses on techniques to enable students to produce a wide variety of documents using Microsoft Word 2010 using Windows 7. Keyboarding speed and accuracy will be reinforced during document preparation.

IN1093 Computer Applications for Business & Technology
Students are introduced to commonly used features of the most widely used microcomputer applications – MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint. Basic computer skills are required as prerequisites. A series of lectures, projects, and exercises will take advantage of Microsoft Office features. Word’s extensive menu, toolbar, and template features will be used to create various business documents. Project material is developed so that students will apply their software skills to course material throughout their program of studies.

MA1004 Mathematics of Finance I
This course is divided into several building blocks. The primary focus is to start with fundamental arithmetic and algebra and apply the learned techniques to common business problem solving. In tandem, students will also learn several business mathematics techniques and their application.

EV7003 Issues in Environmental Sustainability (CK/KL/HL)
Our human society is at a crossroads in terms of our management of the environment. Population growth, and the demands it continues to place on our available resources, has resulted in a situation in which the judicious management of those resources is no longer an option. This multidisciplinary, general education course is of interest to students of all walks of life and all intended professions, as a guide to how they can learn to live more sustainably in their personal and professional lives, and, in so doing, preserve the environment for the needs and enjoyment of future generations.

Semester II
BU1074 Principles of Human Resource Management
This course addresses the most important asset in Canadian organizations – people – from a personal employee perspective and then from a manager’s view. Students will investigate the skills necessary to find and hold long-term employment. These “soft” skills include establishing effective interpersonal relationships that enable employees to use their technical skills. The students will also be introduced to human resource management techniques within a company. Drawing on students’ work experience, discussions will focus on ways of dealing with organizational problems they have encountered.

CM2903 Communications II Model A
Communications II is a continuation of Communications I and is designed to strengthen practical written and oral presentation skills. Students will apply the appropriate principles and formats to job-related documents and will continue to review grammatical structures and apply editing strategies. Minimum grade of 60% to pass.

IN2113 Introduction to Computerized Bookkeeping
During this course, students will gain an understanding of computerized accounting concepts using Simply Accounting for Windows. Students will complete applications using the general module, inventory module, accounts payable module, accounts receivable module, and payroll module. Theory topics include adjustments and the worksheet, closing entries, trial balances, subsidiary ledgers, special journals, and accounts receivable ledgers.

OF2044 Placement
This is a two week unpaid work placement with an employer. This placement provides valuable work experience for students.

OF2136 Word Processing & Keyboarding II
In this course, advanced features in Microsoft Word will be examined. A variety of documents incorporating Word features will be produced. The students will develop timesaving skills and techniques when completing applications. Keyboarding speed and accuracy will be reinforced during document preparation, practice sessions, and timed drills.

IN2013 Computer Applications II
This course covers advanced computer applications including advanced Microsoft Office Word, Microsoft Office Excel, intermediate Microsoft PowerPoint and introduction to Microsoft Access. Topics include creating a web page from a Word document, form letters, merging to form letters, labels and envelopes, financial functions, amortization schedules, data tables, creating and querying a worksheet database, spreadsheet templates, linking worksheets, advanced animation, transitions and sound files for slide show presentations, and structuring databases. The lectures will be supplemented with in-class assignments and tests. This course is common in many programs therefore students should expect minor variations from the description presented here.

EL1103 General Education Elective I

OF3012 Administrative Procedures
This course analyzes the tasks and responsibilities of an administrative assistant in an electronic office environment. As an Administrative Professional you will be “information central”, a valued member of a team in a business or organization where everyone will depend on you to keep the office organized and running efficiently. This course reviews duties and responsibilities of the Administrative Professional including: telecommunication tools, managing appointments, planning meetings, and arranging travel.

BU1073 Introduction to Business Management & Organizational Behaviour (PC)
This course consists of an examination of the Canadian business environment and the management decision making process as an integral component of organizational behaviour.

Semester 3
CM3113 Professional Business Communications
As an Office Administrator, the student will be seen as an expert in many areas in the workplace. This course is designed to enhance the student’s skills in a variety of areas, including communication and transcribing. An office administrator with excellent office skills, good interpersonal skills and superior work ethics will always be in demand. This course has been developed to assist the student to become a professional office administrator with excellent communication skills. The course focuses on informal and formal leadership in organizations and demonstrates how the skills of communication, listening, understanding diversity, relating and collaborating well with others and written communication all work together to make the office administrator an asset to the organization. In addition, transcription skills are introduced in the final 8 weeks of the course.

GN2133 Law and Ethics
This course provides a basis for legal and ethical issues of importance to graduates and specifically covers torts, professional liability and contract law. Its goal is to begin preparing the student for professional designations and/or examinations.

IN3093 Desktop Publishing
This course introduces students to the key concepts in effective desktop publishing, including color theory, page layout, graphic design, & font usage. Students will use the MS Word, MS Picture Manager, and MS Publisher software tools to create a variety of documents for business & marketing. The focus of the course will be on techniques for creating effective & aesthetically pleasing documents for both print & electronic media.

IN4143 Database
This course will introduce the student to the many features and applications of Access. Access terminology and characteristics of a database will be covered. Students will learn to create,worksheet to an Access table and merging a Word form letter with an Access database. Prerequisite: IN1013 Computer Applications I, or IN1313 Software Applications I, or OF1136 Word Processing/Keyboarding Iquery, maintain, and present a database. Instructions will be provided on converting an Excel.

LC1013 Law Office Management and Client Relations
This course will focus on the management of law office/department and office etiquette and enable students to identify and work with time management, file management, and client accounts. It will also introduce the student to legal terminology and citation, legal correspondence, and legal documents. The course will provide the student with techniques to organize job searches, draft cover letters, and tailor resumes specifically for law firms.

GN1063 Occupational Health and Safety
This course covers an inventory system for hazardous materials in the work place, worker’s compensation boards, how to identify current and potential losses attributable to health and safety factors, joint occupational health and safety committees, corporate obligation to law, union involvement in health and safety, interaction with inspectors empowered by law, the corporate climate in relation to occupational health and safety issues, right to know (644-88), and EAP programs capturing health and safety concerns.

Semester 4
EL1103 General Education Elective I (PC)

IN4002 Document Processing
The processing of documents requires a fusion of competencies, including technical, communication, listening, problem solving, and decision-making. Students must master language skills—grammar, punctuation, capitalization, spelling, formatting—and apply the techniques of decision-making and common sense. This course will continue to develop skills previously acquired through Word Processing/Keyboarding, Communications, and Transcription, and apply new knowledge acquired through the Medical and Legal Terminology courses. Language skills will be challenged, and advanced documents (letters, memos, news releases, manuscripts, minutes, medical and legal documents, etc.) will be transcribed using transcribing equipment and software.

IN6334 Information Systems
People in every line of work and in every type of organization make use of information systems. Chances are, regardless of their future role, students will need to understand what information systems can and cannot do, and be able to use them to help them accomplish their work. Students will be expected to discover opportunities to use information systems and to participate in the design solutions to business problems employing information systems. Students will be challenged to identify and evaluate IS options. To be successful, students must be able to view information systems from the perspective of business and address their impact on fellow workers, customers, suppliers, and other key business partners. For these reasons, a course in information systems is essential for students in today’s high-tech world.

OF4002 Medical Terminology
In this course, students will be introduced to the structure of medical terminology—how terms are formed, pronunciation, and meanings. Knowledge of medical terms can more easily be acquired through the study of the structure and workings of the systems of the body. This knowledge will be gained through simple, semi-technical explanations of medical terms, word analysis (combining forms, suffixes, and prefixes), phonetic spellings, practical applications, and exercises.

OF4024 Work Placement

• AC2004 Accounting II
This fundamental accounting concepts course deals with the basics of analysis and recording of transactions involving assets and liabilities. Because efficient management of cash flow is essential for the survival of any business, students will focus on this asset first. Consequently, the course begins with an introduction to cash management and control procedures used by different types of businesses. In the remainder of the course, students learn the fundamental/basic accounting concepts and techniques for recording other assets and liabilities. Students will apply these fundamental accounting concepts by completing a project for a “virtual business.”

Download the complete Articulation Agreement list for Universities and Colleges (PDF, 113KB).
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Articulation Agreements – Universities

Program Degree at Receiving University
Algoma (Ontario)
Business Bachelor of Arts (Community Development)
Business Administration
Athabasca (Alberta)
Business-Accounting Bachelor of Management
Business-Marketing or Honours Bachelor of Management
Business Administration-Accounting or Honours Bachelor of Management with Major
Business Administration-Information Systems or Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Commerce with Major
or Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour
Griffith (Australia)
Business Bachelor of Business
Business-Accounting Bachelor of Commerce
Business-Marketing Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
Business Administration
Business Administration-Accounting
Guelph (Ontario)
Business Administration Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours)
 
Fredericton (New Brunswick)
Business Bachelor of Science (Business Administration)
Business-Accounting
Business Administration
Business Administration-Accounting
Business Administration-Information Systems
Business Marketing
Community Economic and Social Development
Public Administration
Husson (Maine, USA)
Business Bachelor of Science (Business Administration)
Business-Accounting
Business Administration
Business Administration-Accounting
Business Administration-Information Systems
Business Marketing
Community Economic and Social Development
Public Administration
IOTI (Ireland)
Business Bachelor of Business (Mulitple Majors)
Business Administration Bachelor of Arts
Business Administration-Accounting
Business Administration-Human Resources
Business-Marketing
Lakehead (Ontario)
Business Administration Bachelor of Administration
Business Administration-Accounting Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
Business Administration-Human Resources
Business Administration-Information Systems
Business Administration
Nipissing (Ontario)
Business Administration Bachelor of Business Administration
University of Ontario Institute of Technology (Ontario)
Business-Accounting Bachelor of Commerce (Multiple Majors)
Business Administration-Accounting
Business Administration-Human Resources
Business-Marketing
Ryerson (Ontario)
Business Administration Bachelor of Commerce (Business Technology Management)
or Bachelor of Commerce (Business Management)
Bachelor of Business Management
 
Windsor (Ontario)
Business Bachelor of Arts (General Labour Studies)
Business Administration Bachelor of Commerce (Honours Business Administration)
Algoma (Ontario)
Community Economic and Social Development Worker Bachelor of Arts (Community Economic and Social Development)
Community Economic and Social Development Administration
Law Clerk Laurentian (Ontario)
Bachelor of Arts in Law and Justice (Honours)
University of Ontario Institute of Technology (Ontario)
  Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Legal Studies
Athabasca (Alberta)
Office Administration-Executive Bachelor of Professional Arts-Communications
Note 1: The information above is subject to change without notice at the institution’s discretion.
Note 2: Ryerson University may ask applicants to complete two or three university level liberal studies courses prior to admission.

Articulation Agreements – Colleges

Program Credential from Receiving College
Cambrian (Ontario)
All one and two year Business programs All one and two year Business programs
All three year Business Administration programs All three year Business Administration programs
Conestoga (Ontario)
All two and three year Businss programs Bachelor of Administration
Confederation (Ontario)
All one and two year Business programs All one and two year Business programs
All three year Business Administration programs All three year Business Administration programs
Humber (Ontario)
Business Business Administration-Professional Golf Management
Humber (Ontario)
Business Bachelor of Commerce (Multiple Majors)
Business-Accounting
Business-Marketing
Business Administration
Business Administration-Accounting
Seneca (Ontario)
All two and three year Business programs Bachelor of Commerce, Human Resources Strategy & Technology
Note: The information above is subject to change without notice at the institution’s discretion.