Office Administration - Executive

Today’s workplaces are hives of activity, with a variety of personalities and office tools that need to be managed, scheduled and processed on a daily basis. If you want a career that will put you in the middle of a fast-paced, people-based environment, the two-year Office Administration – Executive diploma program will help you master the skills needed to keep efficient offices running smoothly.

Become an executive administrator - 2021/2022

The Office Administration Executive program will set you up for a successful professional office administration career.

  • Learn how to oversee budgets, supervise and train others, organize meetings and make travel arrangements
  • Gain skills to plan conferences, research ideas and produce professional documents and reports
  • Develop your organizational skills, technical computer skills and enhance your verbal and written communication skills
  • Study the importance of leadership while attending meetings at the London chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals, where you’ll network with professional office administration contacts in the industry
  • Gain valuable, hands-on experience during two paid co-op work terms

Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to pursue the Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) designation. You’ll also earn courses toward a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation from the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA).

This program is offered at more than one campus for your convenience. Learn more about the programs and services of Fanshawe’s campuses in Woodstock and Simcoe. A part-time version of this program is also available.

Program Overview

This professional, two-year Ontario College Diploma 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.

 

Part-time Offering Available

 

Co-op Opportunities & Career Information ​​​​​​

Co-op Opportunities

The Office Administration – Executive program offers a cooperative education component, which provides students with the opportunity to gain invaluable first-hand experience within their chosen field. Here are some co-op jobs that have kick-started the careers of some Office Administration – Executive students before even graduating! 

  • Front Desk Receptionist - serves as the first point of contact providing clients with the best first impression
  • Records Clerk - transfers paper records into a digitized filing system
  • Executive Assistant - performs various office management duties and provides clerical support

For more information regarding co-op, please check out our co-op page or contact the Co-op Office at coop@fanshawec.ca to connect with a consultant.

Career Information ​​​​​​

Graduates of Fanshawe’s Office Administration – Executive program will be capable of filling responsible positions as administrative assistants and office coordinators. Graduates can expect 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, manufacturing, educational institutions and service providers.

 

Did you know Fanshawe consistently ranks high in graduate employment rates among large colleges in Ontario? 

Here are some examples of career opportunities for graduates of Fanshawe’s Office Administration - Executive program:

Office Coordinator

Coordinate front- and back-end administrative operations.

Administrative Clerk

Provide administrative and operational support for the facility and direct administrative support to the facility supervisor.

Office Administrator

Run the day-to-day activities of an office.

 

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"The Office Administration Executive program provided me with all the skills, guidance and opportunities I needed to succeed. The teachers and staff go the extra mile to make a difference."
Donna Hill
Graduate 2015
Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to

1. conduct oneself professionally and adhere to relevant legislation, standards and codes of ethics.

2. manage the scheduling, coordination and organization of administrative tasks and workflow within specific deadlines and according to set priorities.

3. coordinate the collection, analysis, distribution and response to communications in the workplace to facilitate the flow of information.

4. operate and provide support related to the use, maintenance and procurement of office equipment and technologies.

5. evaluate, establish and administer a variety of records management systems* to ensure confidential, secure, accessible and organized electronic and paper records*.

6. produce financial documents and reports by identifying and compiling relevant information and using accounting software.

7. prepare and produce a variety of business documents using available technologies and applying industry standards.

8. use interpersonal, leadership and client service skills to respond to diversity and to support the vision and mission of the organization.

9. research, analyze and summarize information on resources and services and prepare summary reports with recommendations.

10. select and use information technologies to support communication with internal and external stakeholders and to promote the organization.

11. organize and coordinate meetings, conferences, special events and make travel arrangements, including the preparation of related documentation.

12. support the implementation of projects by applying basic principles of project management.

 

Program Availability

Canadian Students

Start Dates
Locations
Availability

Full Time Offerings

2022 January
London
Open
2022 January
London - Online
Open
2022 January
Woodstock
Open
2022 September
London
Open
2022 September
London - Online
Open
2023 January
London
Open
2023 January
London - Online
Open
2023 January
Woodstock
Open

Part Time Offerings

2022 January
London - Online
Waitlisted
2022 September
London - Online
Open
2023 January
London - Online
Open

International Students

Start Dates
Locations
Availability

Full Time Offerings

2022 January
Woodstock
Open
2022 September
London
Open
2023 January
London
Open
2023 January
Woodstock
Open

Program Details

Program Code
OAE3

Program Coordinators:

London Campus

Laura Chivers-Roberts

Woodstock/Oxford Regional Campus

Bette Rowe

Simcoe/Norfolk Regional Campus

Janie Geddes

Simcoe/Norfolk Co-op Consultant:
Betty Schoemaker

Delivery
Co-op
Day Time
Full-Time
Part-Time
Online
Credential
Ontario College Diploma
Duration
60 weeks

Admission Requirements

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)
OR
Mature Applicant with standing in the required course stated above
English Language Requirements

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 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

Recommended Academic Preparation

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

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
ACCT-1034Accounting Fundamentals4
Employees require understanding and an ability to analyze accounting procedures as they relate to accounting principles.This course teaches students the accounting process from an administrative assistant's point of view for a service and merchandising business. Participants will learn to apply accounting theory and procedures to effectively record business transactions into the proper journal and ledger and to use this information to prepare accurate financial statements. You will learn the importance of adjusting and closing entries and the accounting terminology required to function effectively as an administrative assistant.
ADMN-1014Administrative Documentation 14
Keyboarding speed, accuracy, and technique, combined with word processing proficiency, are essential skills required to work in any type of business environment. Introductory word processing concepts and commands will be applied to the production and formatting of administrative documents. Students will apply proofreading techniques to type error-free e-mails, memorandums, letters, tables, and reports.
MATH-1143Fundamental Mathematics for Business3
This course provides the basic mathematical concepts which prepare students for success in their future courses, in particular focusing on computer applications and accounting. Topics are presented in the context of real world applications which students will encounter in the workplace.
BUSI-1156Strategies for Success1
This course presents and helps to develop some of the skills required to achieve academic and career success. Areas of focus include college resources, study skills, time management, academic integrity and calculating Grade Point Averages, among other skills.
MGMT-3052Understanding Workplace Behaviours3
This course provides an understanding of the field of organizational behaviour through investigating individual, group and organizational behaviours. Students assess their work-related preferences/behaviours using self-assessment surveys and reflect on the match between those and career choices. Students study organizational design, organizational culture, people-centred management, social perception, self-concept & personality, values/attitudes & job satisfaction, motivation theory, group development theory, effective communication strategy, and conflict & negotiation then apply these concepts to the development of an organization's human resources.
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Tuition Summary

London

Canadian Costs
$7,897.87
Total Cost of Program
International Costs
$31,256.90
Total Cost of Program

Simcoe, Woodstock

Canadian Costs
$7,496.08
Total Cost of Program
International Costs
$30,989.04
Total Cost of Program

Online

Canadian Costs
$7,496.08
Total Cost of Program

*Total program costs are approximate, subject to change and do not include the health and dental plan fee, bus pass fee or program general expenses.

 

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