Program Information

Are you a recent Office Administration - Health Services or Medical graduate? Do you wish to broaden your skills? If your Ontario College Diploma is seven years old or less, you can earn a second diploma in Office Administration - Executive in only one year. Lambton College has made it easy for Office Administration graduates to earn a second credential without having to submit transfer credit requests. All you have to do is apply directly through and register for the specialty you wish to pursue.

The role of administrative professionals continues to expand and executives are relying on their assistants more than ever to help address business needs. Computers facilitate the quick exchange of all types of information; however, administrative professionals must be able to craft clear and convincing messages using tact and diplomacy and prove they are the ultimate multi-taskers. Success will depend on the student's ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, customers and clients and advanced proficiency in all aspects of computer software. This double diploma opportunity will expand your knowledge and experiential portfolio which will open up more pathways in the field of office administration. In the office of the future, graduates may be required to operate more autonomously as the workforce relies more and more on mobile technology.

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Office Administration students are often sought after to fill internal College work study and EBAT office positions as well as a range of summer office positions all over Lambton County. These opportunities provide even more practical office experience and are paid. Experiential learning such as participating in business meetings to learn and apply the essentials of meeting planning and minute taking takes place during the program.

Executive students facilitate an administrative professionals workshop in a group for the class, including inviting and arranging for a guest administrative professional from the community to share their field expertise and experiences during their capstone course. Students apply project management skills, work with materials and resources to simulate integration while using a variety of software including accounting software and apply their skills in a simulated setting.

This program also offers an optional internship - visit the Internship Info tab.

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Admission Requirements

Ontario College Diploma in Office Administration - Health Services (formerly Office Administration - Medical)

Please Note: Diploma can be no more than seven years old as per Progression and Graduation from a Program Policy (2000-1-5).

Technology Requirements

In order to keep pace with the requirements of each and every course in your program, it is mandatory to own a reliable laptop to complete tests and assignments.

Course List

OAX-3084: Advanced Management Applications

This advanced course builds on OAG-2314 and assumes prior knowledge of Microsoft Excel fundamentals. Students learn to create, format and edit professional worksheets and workbooks using advanced Microsoft Excel features. In addition, students learn Microsoft Project to create, modify and successfully manage project plans. With numerous projects to manage, one needs to stay organized and productive. Hands-on exercises for both Excel and Project are taught in a real-world environment. Practice is encouraged to achieve mastery level in Excel and Project for all outcomes taught.

ACC-3903: Financial Applications for Business

This course introduces learners to computerized accounting systems and illustrates the practical uses of computers in an office setting. The learners work with Sage 50 Accounting Software in order to enhance the theoretical concepts learned in previous accounting courses.

CPL-2003: Work Term - Part-Time

Co-operative education provides students with the opportunity to apply classroom learning to the workplace, undertake career sampling and gain valuable work experience that may assist students in leveraging employment after graduation. For further information regarding co-op, please refer to:


OAX-4304: Desktop Publishing

This is an advanced document-processing course using Windows, desktop publishing, business graphics software and authoring software. In this course students (1) develop desktop publishing skills using MS Publisher; (2) develop business graphics using MS Visio Professional; and (3) become proficient using Adobe Acrobat Pro. Advanced functions are taught and explored with an emphasis placed on producing high quality work from various sources. In addition, students enhance their keying accurately throughout the course.

OAX-4005: Executive Capstone and Event Management

In this hybrid capstone course, students put their acquired skills and knowledge to work in the key areas of office and business administration, human resources and finance. This experience allows students to apply the skills and knowledge they have acquired during their program of study. Students are assessed on both hard and soft skills with a strong emphasis placed on software applications including opportunities for integration and collaboration. Students will problem solve, collaborate in teams, demonstrate excellent customer service, show off organizational abilities and coordinate projects, as well as produce consistent and accurate documentation. Students will coordinate and execute meetings in teams using a prescribed online meeting software followed by the team executing a professional meeting/workshop for the class in a Learning Studio.

OAX-4104: Web Management

This is an introductory web page design course that incorporates a hands-on approach to teaching web page design. The role of graphic presentation is also considered in the design phase. Students also analyze the design of commercial web sites in developing an appreciation for visual impact and functionality in their own web pages.

Program Maps

Current Students

Current students can view program maps from previous years on the mylambton website. 

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Employment Opportunities

Advanced computer skills and diversity in terms of business office practices achieved are readily transferable to other academic and career paths for those graduates with dual credentials. Graduates with dual credentials can find jobs with titles ranging from Executive Assistant, Administrative Assistant, Purchasing Assistant, Office Coordinator, Transcriptionist, Customer Service Manager, Medical Secretary, Patient Registration/Admissions Clerk, and Enrolment Specialist.

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Program Information


Sherri Veilleux
Program Coordinator
519-542-7751 x 3528
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