Students focus their learning on acquiring knowledge and skills in administrative-based courses by the use of diverse technology to be able to effectively perform in an executive environment. Students have the opportunity to develop supervisory, leadership, and training skills.
Students in all Office Administration streams enroll in a common first semester. As they gain experience and background, they have course selection options to complement prescribed office administration curriculum and further their interests, skills, and career goals.
Graduates of this program are well qualified for a variety of challenging careers and may gain employment in government, education, corporations (all-sizes), entertainment, telecommunications, manufacturing, banking, and numerous professional services. Graduates may hold positions as administrative, executive or research assistants, customer service representatives, information processing specialists, and software applications specialists, with career paths leading to supervisory or office management roles.
Program Learning Outcomes
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
conduct oneself professionally and adhere to relevant legislation, standards and codes of ethics;
manage the scheduling, coordination and organization of administrative tasks and workflow within specific deadlines and according to set priorities;
coordinate the collection, analysis, distribution and response to communications in the workplace to facilitate the flow of information;
operate and provide support related to the use, maintenance and procurement of office equipment and technologies;
evaluate, establish and administer a variety of records management systems to ensure confidential, secure, accessible and organized electronic and paper records;
produce financial documents and reports by identifying and compiling relevant information and using accounting software;
prepare and produce a variety of business documents using available technologies and applying industry standards;
use interpersonal, leadership and client service skills to respond to diversity and to support the vision and mission of the organization;
research, analyze and summarize information on resources and services and prepare summary reports with recommendation;
select and use information technologies to support communication with internal and external stakeholders and to promote the organization;
organize and coordinate meetings, conferences, special events and make travel arrangements, including the preparation of related documentation;
support the implementation of projects by applying basic principles of project management;
apply basic entrepreneurial strategies, employing critical thinking and ethics within the Office Administration field;
employ environmentally sustainable practices within the industry.
All co-operative education programs at Georgian contain mandatory work term experiences aligned with program learning outcomes. Co-op work terms are designed to integrate academic learning with work experience, supporting the development of industry specific competencies and employability skills.
Georgian College holds membership with, and endeavours to follow, the co-operative education guidelines set out by the Co-operative Education and Work Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL) and Education at Work Ontario (EWO) as supported by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities.
Co-op is facilitated as a supported, competitive job search process. Students are required to complete a Co-op and Career Preparation course scheduled prior to their first co-op work term. Students engage in an active co-op job search that includes applying to positions posted by Co-op Consultants, and personal networking. Co-op work terms are scheduled according to a formal sequence that alternates academic and co-op semesters as shown in the program progression below.
Programs may have additional requirements such as a valid driver’s license, strong communication skills, industry specific certifications, and ability to travel. Under exceptional circumstances, a student may be unable to complete the program progression as shown below. Please refer to Georgian College Academic Regulation 3.2.7: Changes in program, course, section or co-op, for details.
International co-op work terms are supported and encouraged, when aligned with program requirements.
Further information on co-op services can be found at www.GeorgianCollege.ca/co-op
The following reflects the planned progression for full-time offerings of the program.
Fall Intake - Barrie, Owen Sound
Sem 1: Fall 2021
Sem 2: Winter 2022
Work Term 1: Summer 2022
Sem 3: Fall 2022
Sem 4: Winter 2023
Work Term 2: Summer 2023
A number of articulation agreements have been negotiated with universities and other institutions across Canada, North America and internationally. These agreements are assessed, revised and updated on a regular basis. Please contact the program co-ordinator for specific details if you are interested in pursuing such an option. Additional information can be found on our website at http://www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/
OSSD or equivalent with
Grade 12 English (C or U)
Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/academic-regulations/
Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/
Language Proficiency Requirements
Please refer to the below link for the English Language Proficiency Requirements.
Admissions - Georgian College