If you are looking for more challenge and responsibility, are seeking advanced technical skills, and are known for paying close attention to detail, then the Office Administration – Executive diploma program is the right fit for you. This program teaches you advanced administrative professional skills and professional business applications to achieve highly-skilled office careers.

Today's competitive global businesses require office professionals to be responsible, to manage the administrative tasks that support their fast-paced, dynamic office environments and to provide effective support to all levels of management. Employers need administrative professionals with exceptional computer skills using a wide variety of software programs, the ability to communicate professionally, the ability to provide excellent customer service, and the organizational expertise to keep the office running smoothly.

In this two-year Ontario College Diploma program, students develop their technical, communication, interpersonal, and social media skills. With a wide variety of hands-on practical experience including accounting built into the program, and emphasis on business applications, critical thinking, event management and problem-solving, graduates of the Office Administration - Executive program are fully trained to meet the demands of today's evolving office environment. Students experience an active learning environment including an optional internship in Term 4 that provides up to 180 hours of practical office experience. Students also produce a professional portfolio and participate in a professional mock job interview.

The 2016 Key Performance Indicators (KPI) survey, 96% of the students were satisfied or very satisfied that the Office Administration - Executive program provided the knowledge and skills that would be useful in their future career. Furthermore, 100% of students were satisfied or very satisfied that the Office Administration - Executive program developed their computer skills. 

Students entering this program are entering a Mobile Learning - Class+ Experience program. The Class+ Experience is exclusive to Lambton College, where technology inspires learning. Mobile devices allow students to experience learning both inside and outside the classroom, integrating educational apps and tools into class activities. See device requirements.


Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:
Grade 12 English C or U

Mature applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes, be out of secondary school for at least one year and usually do not have a high school diploma. Mature applicant assessment for this program is available in the Counselling Department in the subject of English. The assessment(s) will demonstrate proficiency in required admission subjects. For more information please contact the Counselling Department at ext. 3412. Academic admission requirements can be obtained through Academic Upgrading and Pre-Programs at Lambton College.

Employment Opportunities

Our graduates have the skills, knowledge and practical experience to pursue rewarding careers in business, industry, government, manufacturing, education, transportation, hospital departments (particularly administration), law and numerous other professional services. Some job titles used for these types of positions are accounting clerk, administrative assistant, executive assistant, office manager, senior administrative support officer, support coordinator, and human resources assistant.

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Upon graduation from the two-year Office Administration - Executive program, students may seek to write the following certification:

To earn the 2013 Microsoft Office Master certification, you must pass all of the following MOS exams:

MOS: Microsoft Office Word 2013 Expert; MOS: Microsoft Office Excel 2013 Expert; MOS: Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2013; MOS: Microsoft Office Outlook 2013 -or- MOS Microsoft Office Access 2013.

Certificates are awarded through Microsoft for each certification listed above and once all have been achieved, a Master certification is awarded. Students are encouraged to practice through self-study and preparation at www.Certiport.com. Please note: Certificates and costs associated with certification are beyond the scope of the program.