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Office Administration Diploma

Our Office Administration diploma program prepares you with the administrative, clerical and customer service skills needed to become a valued member of any office team. The Academy of Learning® Career College focuses on the career-targeted skills and training that today’s employers are looking for so you can complete this program in less than one year. With ongoing enrolment and a flexible course schedule, you can start your education as soon as you’re ready!

Our career-focused curriculum includes courses in:

  • Office Procedures Levels 1 & 2
  • Basic Bookkeeping Levels 1 & 2
  • Sage 50 Premium Accounting
  • Microsoft Office (including Windows, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher and Outlook)
  • Business Correspondence, and more!

Throughout the Office Administration program, you will learn to organize office operations and procedures, manage inventory, communicate effectively with co-workers and clients, and much more. We provide job search and resume writing workshops to help you get on track for a successful and long-lasting career.

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AOLCC’s Integrated Learning System™

All courses in our programs are delivered through our unique Integrated Learning System™ (ILS). Through ILS, you will develop a true proficiency in each topic, no matter your age or skill level upon enrolment. Our learning coaches are with you every step of the way to provide individualized assistance and encouragement in a supportive and non-competitive learning environment. Here’s how it works:

  • You only advance to the next course when you are confident that you have mastered one topic and are ready to move on to the next
  • You participate in hands-on exercises, tasks and practice exams that test your knowledge and give you confidence
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Career Opportunities

This program prepares students to work in fast-paced office environments as corporate secretaries, executive assistants, office administrators, and special assistants. Upward mobility in this role is possible with experience, motivation, dedication, and a positive attitude.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Responding to business-related requests by telephone and e-mail
  • Effectively utilizing software (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint)
  • Organizing and filing office/business records
  • Preparing reports and assisting with the overall functions of departments
  • Performing a variety of clerical and administrative tasks
  • Reliable, well-organized, adaptable, and detail-oriented
  • Effective time management skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Self-directed and team-oriented
  • Positive attitude
Admission Requirements

Grade 12 or equivalent or Mature Student Status.
Courses are open to any applicant who possesses a good command of the English language and is able to follow instructions.
An admissions interview will be administered to determine if the applicant has the required interest, motivation, and entry-level skills to take this program.
Full-time students must attend the required hours per week as per the course schedule and may do so at times convenient to them.
Part-time students may set their own schedules to a minimum of two training sessions per week. These times may be scheduled during the day, evenings, or on weekends.

Program Outline

Keyboarding
Minimum 40 words per minute (WPM)
Operating Systems
Advanced level of proficiency in a Windows operating system
Word Processing
Advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft Word
Spreadsheets
Advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel
Simulations and Drills
Practical Applications – 3 Units
Database Management
Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Access
Graphics/Presentation
Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Publisher
Office Skills
Internet Fundamentals, advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Office Procedures Levels 1 and 2, and Basic Bookkeeping Levels 1 and 2
Business Skills
Grammar Essentials for Business Writing, Business Correspondence Levels 1 and 2, Customer Service Essentials, Business Planning, Business Math, and Management Fundamentals
Accounting
Sage 50 Premium Accounting
Job Readiness/Employability Skills
Job Search and Resume Writing and Thought Patterns for a Successful Career

Duration

48 Weeks

Expected Wage Range

$29,286 - $53,578*

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