Office Administration - Executive

Program: OFEC
Credential: Ontario College Diploma, Co-op
Delivery: Full-time
Work Integrated Learning: 2 Co-op Work Terms
Length: 4 Semesters, plus 2 work terms
Duration: 2 Years
Effective: Fall 2017
Location: Barrie, Owen Sound


Students focus their learning on acquiring knowledge and skills in administrative-based courses by the use of diverse technology to be able to effectively perform in an executive environment. Students have the opportunity to develop supervisory, leadership, and training skills.

Students in all Office Administration streams enroll in a common first semester. As they gain experience and background, they have course selection options to complement prescribed office administration curriculum and further their interests, skills, and career goals.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program are well qualified for a variety of challenging careers and may gain employment in government, education, corporations (all-sizes), entertainment, telecommunications, manufacturing, banking, and numerous professional services. Graduates may hold positions as administrative, executive or research assistants, customer service representatives, information processing specialists, and software applications specialists, with career paths leading to supervisory or office management roles.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • conduct oneself professionally and adhere to relevant legislation, standards and codes of ethics;
  • manage the scheduling, coordination and organization of administrative tasks and workflow within specific deadlines and according to set priorities;
  • coordinate the collection, analysis, distribution and response to communications in the workplace to facilitate the flow of information;
  • operate and provide support related to the use, maintenance and procurement of office equipment and technologies;
  • evaluate, establish and administer a variety of records management systems to ensure confidential, secure, accessible and organized electronic and paper records;
  • produce financial documents and reports by identifying and compiling relevant information and using accounting software;
  • prepare and produce a variety of business documents using available technologies and applying industry standards;
  • use interpersonal, leadership and client service skills to respond to diversity and to support the vision and mission of the organization;
  • research, analyze and summarize information on resources and services and prepare summary reports with recommendation;
  • select and use information technologies to support communication with internal and external stakeholders and to promote the organization;
  • organize and coordinate meetings, conferences, special events and make travel arrangements, including the preparation of related documentation;
  • support the implementation of projects by applying basic principles of project management;
  • apply basic entrepreneurial strategies, employing critical thinking and ethics within the Office Administration field;
  • employ environmentally sustainable practices within the industry.

Practical Experience

Co-operative Education is a mandatory component of all Co-op programs at Georgian College; it has been designed as a process by which students integrate their academic education with work experience related to their programs of study. This integration affects much more than simply earning a salary, including the adjustment to the work environment and the development of professionalism. It also reinforces skills and theory learned during academic semesters, develops professional contacts, job knowledge and career path, improves human relations and communication skills, and promotes personal maturity and financial independence.

Students are requested to register, attend and participate in their scheduled co-operative education classes. These classes are scheduled for all first year students and are expected to be completed in order for students to proceed successfully to their first co-op work experiences. To ensure students are eligible to proceed onto any co-op work experience, students should refer to Promotional Status and Eligibility for Co-op as outlined in the College Calendar. Co-op policies and procedures can be located on our website:

Georgian College follows the Co-operative Education guidelines set out by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE) and Education at Work Ontario (EWO) by supporting the learning outcomes designed for the program specific graduate profile and curriculum as set out by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

The Program Progression

Fall Intake - Barrie, Owen Sound

  • Sem 1: Fall 2017
  • Sem 2: Winter 2018
  • Work Term 1: Summer 2018
  • Sem 3: Fall 2018
  • Sem 4: Winter 2019
  • Work Term 2: Summer 2019


A number of articulation agreements have been negotiated with universities and other institutions across Canada, North America and internationally. These agreements are assessed, revised and updated on a regular basis. Please contact the program co-ordinator for specific details if you are interested in pursuing such an option. Additional information can be found on our website at

Admission Requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to:

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:

Graduation Requirements

17 Mandatory Courses
2 Communications Courses
2 Optional Courses
3 General Education Courses
2 Co-op Work Terms

Graduation Eligibility

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, from year to year, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.


Mandatory Courses
COMP 1012Introduction to Business Documentation
COMP 1013Advanced Business Documentation
COMP 1048Introduction to Keyboarding
COMP 2026Integrated Office Simulations
COMP 2027Computerized Administrative Simulations
COMP 2100Social Media and Web Management
MATH 1034Office Math Applications
OFAD 1001Office Procedures and Strategies
OFAD 1003Multi-Media Language Processing
OFAD 1007Computer Applications 1 for the Office
OFAD 1020Computer Applications 2 for the Office
OFAD 2014Bookkeeping for the Office Professional
OFAD 2015Administrative Support and Records Management
OFAD 2018Project Management for the Office Professional
OFAD 2019Executive Office Procedures
OFAD 2020Executive Office Management
OFAD 2021Financial Management for the Executive Assistant
Communications Courses
Select 2 courses from the communications list during registration.
General Education Courses
Select 3 courses from the general education list during registration.
Co-op Work Terms
COOP 1042Office Administration - Executive Work Term 1
COOP 2034Office Administration - Executive Work Term 2
Optional Courses
Select 2 courses from the available list during registration. Program options may include:
ACCT 1003Finance and Management Accounting
ADVE 1000Foundations of Advertising
ADVE 2004Public Relations
BUSI 1000New Business Development
BUSI 1001Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
BUSI 1002Consumer Behaviour
BUSI 1011Professional Business Practices
BUSI 2024International Experience
COMP 1002HTML, CSS, and JavaScript Fundamentals
COMP 2003Relational Databases
COMP 2093Macintosh and Design Basics
ECON 1000Microeconomics
ECON 2000Macroeconomics
ENTR 1000Social Entrepreneurship
ENTR 1001Student Teams for Entrepreneurship Projects
ENTR 1002Introduction to Entrepreneurship
ENTR 2009Entrepreneurship and Small Business
HURM 1000Human Resources Management Foundations
HURM 1001Occupational Health and Safety
HURM 1002Labour Relations
HURM 1003Labour Economics
HURM 1004Compensation
HURM 1005Human Resources Planning
HURM 1007Recruitment and Selection
LAWS 2000Business Law
MGMT 1000Retail Management
MGMT 2000Production and Operations Management
MGMT 2001Principles of Management
MKTG 1000Introduction to Marketing
MKTG 2004Introduction to Logistics
MKTG 2033Professional Edge
OFAD 1004Introduction to Legal Office Administration
OFAD 1006Introduction to Medical Terminology
STAT 2000Statistics 1
STAT 2001Statistics 2

Information contained in College documents respecting programs is correct at the time of publication. Academic content of programs and courses is revised on an ongoing basis to ensure relevance to changing educational objectives and employment market needs. The college reserves the right to add or delete programs, options, courses, timetables or campus locations subject to sufficient enrolment, and the availability of courses.