Diploma in Office Administration - Executive

General

Program Description

Today's workplaces are hives of activity, with a variety of personalities and office tools needing to be managed, scheduled and processed. If you've thought of a career that will put you in the middle of a fast-paced, people-based environment, the Office Administration – Executive program will help you master the skills employees need to make their offices run smoothly.

You'll learn how to oversee budgets, supervise and train others, organize meetings and travel arrangements, as well as plan conferences, research ideas and produce professional documents and reports. You'll also develop your organization skills, learn computer applications, and enhance your verbal and written communication skills. You'll study the importance of leadership while attending meetings of the London chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals, where you'll meet industry contacts and learn from seasoned professionals.

During two co-op work terms, you'll gain experience while getting paid. When you graduate, you can prepare and write exams for the Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) or Certified Professional Secretary (CPS) designations. You'll also earn courses towards a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation from the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA).

In every efficient office, there is a professional behind the scenes making sure everything is running smoothly. You can be that professional.

Admission Requirements - 2019/2020

OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U), University/College (M), or Open (O) stream with:

  • Any Grade 11 or Grade 12 English (C) or (U)
    OR
    Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)
    OR
    Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
    ORMature Applicant with standing in the required course stated above

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 550 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements.
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years.
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years.
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162, with test results within the last two years.
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years.
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10.

Recommended Academic Preparation

  • Basic Computer familiarity
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE): Computer Skills course

Applicant Selection Criteria

Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:

  1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario.
  2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full).
  3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements.

Courses

Level 1

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

Group 1

  • Accounting Fundamentals
  • Administrative Documentation 1
  • Fundamental Mathematics for Business
  • Strategies for Success
  • Understanding Workplace Behaviours

Group 2

TAKE WRIT-1032 OR WRIT-1034

  • Reason & Writing-Business 1
  • Reason & Writing 1-EAP 4

Level 2

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • Accounting 2
  • Administrative Documentation 2
  • Office Procedures & Strategies
  • Spreadsheet Design & Production
  • Principles of Dynamic Presentations
  • Communications for Office Administration
  • Co-operative Education Employment Prep

Level 3

Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • Administrative Documentation 3
  • Executive Spreadsheet Applications
  • Database Management Systems
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Managing Human Resources 1

Level 4

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • Accounting 3
  • Integrated Applications
  • Managing Human Resources 2
  • Applied Project Management Strategies
  • Canadian Business in the Global Economy
  • Administrative Documentation 4

Gen Ed - Electives

Take 3 General Education Credits - Normally taken in Level 3

Program Residency

Students Must Complete a Minimum of 20 credits in this program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency requirement and graduate from this program.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program will be capable of filling responsible and interesting positions as administrative assistants and office coordinators, with career paths advancing toward increasingly more responsible positions in senior administrative support and office management roles. Administrative professionals are required in all organizations, including governments, manufacturers, educational institutions and service providers.

Program Description

This two-year professional program is designed to provide students with an extensive practical understanding and knowledge of business operations and processes. The emphasis is on interpersonal, communication, organizational, technical, and problem-solving skills applied to enhance the effective operation of the workplace.

Expert training in software applications, technical support, and training skills will be combined with analytical and multitasking strategies to facilitate scheduling, decision making, coordination, and task completion. Utilizing these skills, students will be capable of overseeing projects and budgets; supervising and training others; organizing meetings, conferences, and travel arrangements; managing a personal computer; and researching, developing, and presenting accurate business correspondence and reports.

Other Information

  • The curriculum prepared for each program in the School of Information Technology contains appropriate elements of general education content and methodology, leading to the achievement of the learning objectives outlined by the College policy definition on general education.
  • Students entering Level 1 of the program in January will proceed to Level 2 of the program in May.
  • Graduates of the Fanshawe College Business Fundamentals Ontario College Certificate program who meet the admission requirements can apply to Level 2 of the Office Administration - Executive Ontario College Diploma program and may be granted up to four internal credits towards this program. Students wishing to continue into Level 2 of the Office Administration - Executive program must complete an "Application for Program Transfer" form available from the Office of the Registrar, Room E1012.
  • Students registered in the Fanshawe College Business program who successfully complete Level 1 may qualify for direct entry into Level 2 of the Office Administration - Executive Ontario College Diploma program. Students wishing to continue into Level 2 of the Office Administration - Executive program must complete an "Application for Program Transfer" form available from the Office of the Registrar, Room E1012.

Co-operative Education

This two-year program has two co-op work terms. Students who fulfill both the academic and co-op requirements of the program will be eligible to graduate with a Co-op Endorsed Diploma. More information about Co-operative Education can be found at www.fanshawec.ca/co-op.

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 recommendations.
  • 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 the basic principles of project management.
Last updated October 2019

About the School

Fanshawe College is a large, publicly-funded College located in London, Ontario, Canada – approximately a two-hour drive from Toronto and Niagara Falls. There are 21,000 full-time students, including ... Read More

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