If you are a person who is organized, likes structure, and looks forward to working with people and a variety of computer software, then this stepping stone to a great career in office administration could be ideal for you.

In this one-year Ontario College Certificate program, students develop the necessary technical, organizational and interpersonal skills that will enhance the very important entry-level role in any office. With a wide variety of hands-on practical experience and creative thinking skills, graduates of the Office Administration - General program are fully trained to meet the demands of today's challenging work environment. These essential employability skills are transferable to most occupations in the 21st century and ultimately will lead to employment.

The first year is also a common year with the two-year diploma programs so students who wish to further their acquired skills and obtain specialization before taking employment can enter the second year of the Office Administration - Executive or Office Administration - Health Services programs.

Note: There are minimum grade requirements to meet if a student wishes to continue to a second year specialization.

In a 2016 Key Performance Indicator (KPI) survey, 93% of the students were satisfied or very satisfied with the overall quality of their learning experiences in the Office Administration - General program. Likewise, 98% of the students were satisfied or very satisfied that the General program provided them with skills and abilities specific to their chosen career.

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.


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Admission Requirements

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

Course equivalencies can be obtained through Academic Upgrading and Pre-Programs at Lambton.

Mature applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes and be out of secondary school for at least one year. Mature applicant assessment is available in the Counselling Department. The assessment(s) will demonstrate equivalency in required admission subjects. For more information please contact the Counselling Department at ext 3412.

Employment Opportunities

Many of our graduates use the Office Administration - General certificate program as a foundation for their careers in a business setting. They are able to demonstrate the basic skills needed to perform routine tasks to effectively and efficiently contribute in a variety of office settings. Graduates will be prepared for entry-level positions such as receptionists, office clerks, or customer service representatives in business, industry and government.

Accreditations/Certifications

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

To earn the 2013 Microsoft Office Specialist certifications, you must pass the following MOS exams: MOS: Microsoft Office Word 2013; MOS: Microsoft Office Excel 2013; MOS Microsoft Office Access 2013.

The above certifications are awarded through Microsoft for each test passed. Students are encouraged to practice through self-study and preparation through www.Certiport.com. Please note: certificates and costs associated with certification are beyond the scope of the program.