This two-year diploma program is designed to enable students to acquire the entry level knowledge and skills needed to work as administrative professionals in today's modern office.
The major components of the program include document production, office management, personal and career growth with a service-learning element, social media management and current software programs. Related courses include communications, bookkeeping, computerized accounting, electronic spreadsheets, and organizational behaviour.
Upon successful completion of the Executive Office Management program, graduates will be able to:
- Design and create business documents using integrated software at an advanced level for effective communication.
- Integrate professional communication and office management practices for application in the office environment.
- Apply program learning in the business environment through experiential learning opportunities for enhanced industry networking.
- Demonstrate application of the Conference Board of Canada employability skills for successful entry into the workplace.
Graduates of the diploma program may expect to find employment opportunities in both the public and private sectors, including all levels of government, legal and medical offices, accounting firms, hospital and education facilities, and general business offices. As well as acquiring skills and knowledge necessary to become effective employees in today’s electronic office, graduates may gain insight into the creation of a small business of their own. Graduates are trained for the following specific positions: administrative assistant, word processing operator, executive assistant, computerized bookkeeper, data processor, microcomputer specialist, receptionist, office assistant, as well as additional employment opportunities depending on electives selected.
The Office Administration programs offer exit points after Year 1 and Year 2:
- Students can graduate at the end of Year 1 with an Office Administration Certificate
- Students graduate at the end of Year 2 with an Executive Office Management Diploma
Eligibility for admission requires the applicant to meet one of the following academic criteria:
1. High School
High School Graduation
2. Comprehensive Arts and Science Certificate (College Transition program)
3. Adult Basic Education
Adult Basic Education (Level III) Graduation with General College Profile (or Business-Related College Profile or Degree and Technical Profile)
4. Mature Student Requirements
Applicants who do not meet the education prerequisites for this program, must be at least 19 years at the time of application and out of school for at least one year may be considered on an individual basis under the Mature Student Requirements; for more information regarding the Mature Student Requirements please refer to Procedure AC-102-PR Admission
5. International Applicants – English Proficiency
All international applicants must meet the College’s English language proficiency requirements for acceptance into regular programs. The College will accept these recognized tests of English language proficiency (TOEFL paper based 550, TOEFL Internet based 79, TOEFL computer based 213 or equivalent, IELTS Academic Test overall band score of 6.0, or Pearson PTE 53 or greater, etc.).
If a language proficiency test other than those referenced above was used, applicants can forward for assessment.
If an international applicant has attended an educational institution (high school or post-secondary) for a period of three years or more where the official language of instruction was English, the English language proficiency test will not be required.
: Some programs may require specific English language requirements and proficiency scores that differ from those stated above; therefore international applicants are advised to please refer to the specific program admission requirements as identified in the College Calendar.
Executive Office Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) in all campus locations. ACBSP is the leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence.