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    Office Administration - Executive

Program Code:EXS
Duration:3 Semesters Accelerated
Start Dates:Fall, Winter,
Start dates are subject to change
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma

Program Description

This program provides you with relevant administrative and high–level technological skills to meet the demands of the current and emerging business environment.

As a student in the program, you will master in three consecutive semesters (12 months), the skills and knowledge traditionally offered in a four–semester program. In the first semester, you'll acquire a solid foundation of business office procedures and intermediate–level computer skills.

The final two semesters specialize in Executive Office Administration with advanced–level computer skills and accounting. Workplace simulations assist you in transferring the learned skills and knowledge to the work environment. Computer skills and business office practices are also readily transferable to other academic and career paths.

Finally, you’ll complete the program and access the job market at non–traditional times.

Program Learning Outcomes:

This Seneca College program meets the system-wide standards as set by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

As a graduate, you will be prepared to reliably demonstrate the ability to:

  • Apply scheduling, task coordination, and organizational skills to facilitate the completion of tasks and to meet deadlines in the workplace.
  • Assess, establish, and maintain data management systems to ensure organized electronic and paper records for the workplace.
  • Coordinate the receiving, analyzing, distributing and responding to electronic and paper communications to facilitate the flow of information in the workplace.
  • Produce accurate financial records for the workplace within a specified time frame by compiling information and using appropriate software.
  • Produce accurate business correspondence by a specified deadline using available computer technology.
  • Use effective interpersonal skills in the workplace to assist the completion of individual and team tasks, to ensure effective customer service, and to promote the image of the organization.
  • Research, develop, and present a report substantiating the selection of resources or services for the workplace using written and oral presentation techniques and appropriate technology.
  • Troubleshoot and show initiative in the creation and production of accurate, organized business documents within a specified time frame.
  • Provide technical support and training related to computer software to others in the workplace as required.
  • Organize meetings, conferences, special events, and travel including the preparation of related documentation.
  • Use the Internet and its tools in a business setting to enhance communication and business opportunities.
  • Manage a personal computer.
  • Demonstrate administrative skills to enhance the effective operation of the workplace.

Essential Employability Skills:

Graduates of this program are also expected to demonstrate the essential employability skills learning outcomes as outlined on the Ministry of Training, College and Universities website.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s), or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).


  • Although not required for admission, one of the following Grade 12 Mathematics is considered an asset:
    • MCT4C (Mathematics for College Technology);
    • MAP4C (Foundations for College Mathematic).

The Importance of Learning Skills:

Student success in college requires well developed learning skills (such as being able to work independently, participate in a team, be well–organized, develop good work habits, and show initiative). These skills are as important as prior academic achievement. While it is expected that applicants would have developed these skills through previous education and life experiences, Seneca offers support to assist students with further development of these important skills. Seminars, workshops and tutoring are available at Seneca's Learning Centres.


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Your Career

Start your career as an executive assistant, administrative assistant, office manager, or executive secretary in any sector. Our twelve–month Office Administration – Executive program provides you with all the knowledge and practical skills you need for enhanced employment opportunities in office administration.

Affiliations and Associations

  • International Association of Administrative Professionals
  • National Business Education Association

General Education

One of the general education courses must be a literature course for which EAC150 is the pre-requisite.

Diploma to Degree... and Beyond

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at the following post-secondary institution(s):


University/CollegeDegrees Available
Athabasca University• Bachelor of Professional Arts in Communication Studies

Field Placements

Meet all the necessary academic requirements, and you will benefit from an unpaid field placement for practical experience. You may have a shared responsibility for securing a placement.

Required Typing Speeds: 50 w.p.m. for graduation.

Important Academic Dates

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant semester.


Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
Business Math Applications

Mathematics of Personal Finance

BCM111 Business Communications 4
DPW111 Introduction to Document Production 7
EAC150 College English 3
ICP111 Intro. to Computers and Presentation Software 3
OPR111 Office Procedures 4
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACI311 Introductory Accounting 4
DBA311 Database Software 4
DPW311 Intermediate Document Production 6
SDE311 Spreadsheet Software 4
TRT311 Transcription Techniques 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACS511 Accounting Software 3
CLJ501 Composition and Research 3
DPW511 Executive Document Production 4
EFP501 Field Placement - Executive  
EOP511 Executive Office Procedures 4
IHR511 Introductory Human Resources 2
SWI511 Software Integration 4
XXXXXX General Education Option 3

* Tests to assess students’ mathematics skills will be administered and, based on test scores, students will take either BMA101 or BMA102.

Contact Us

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Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Carsten Wuertz
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22803
International Admissions Advisor: Susan Gao
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22365
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Deanna Watson
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22584
Program Contacts:
Program Coordinator: Barbara Paterson
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26478
Program Chair: Wanda Forsythe
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22745
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