Office Administration - Executive


Program Information

This diploma program is designed for those seeking challenge and responsibility, advanced technical skills, and are known for paying close attention to detail. Students will learn 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.

Students develop their technical skills including accounting, communication, interpersonal, social media and web management. With a wide variety of hands-on practical experience 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. Executive students are strongly encouraged to register for the CPL-1003: Internship. Students also produce a professional portfolio and participate in a professional mock job interview.

In the 2018 Key Performance Indicators (KPI) survey, 100% of the students were satisfied or very satisfied that the Office Administration - Executive program developed their computer skills. Likewise, 90% of the students were satisfied or very satisfied that the program provided them with the knowledge and skills that were useful for their future career.

Device Requirements

This program requires a laptop.

See full 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.

English Language Requirements

Applicants must demonstrate language proficiency by submitting one of the following scores:

  • IELTS of 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT 69

Applicants from India, China, Vietnam, Philippines and Pakistan should note that IELTS is the only proficiency score accepted by the Study Direct Stream (SDS) program. Additional country-specific requirements may also be applicable.

Meeting the minimum English requirements does not guarantee admission. Students with higher English proficiency scores will receive priority in the admission assessment process.

Employment Opportunities

Our graduates have the professional 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.


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

To earn the 2016 Microsoft Office Master certification, you must pass all of the following MOS exams:

MOS: Microsoft Office Word 2016 Expert; MOS: Microsoft Office Excel 2016 Expert; MOS: Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2016; MOS: Microsoft Office Outlook 2016 -or- MOS Microsoft Office Access 2016.

Note: Expert Word and Excel 2016 are one comprehensive exam. Graduates are encouraged to begin with Specialist and work up to Master certification. 

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 Please note: Certificates and costs associated with certification are beyond the scope of this program and are recommendations only.

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