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    Office Administration - Executive

Program Code:EXS
Duration:3 Semesters Accelerated
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. You will use your well-developed literacy skills in every course as you interpret detailed instructions, both verbal and written, and prepare documents, letters, and reports. Your fluency in English is critical for your success and there is a high focus on communicating effectively from the beginning of your program to graduation. 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.

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 Keyboarding Speeds

50 w.p.m. (net) for graduation.

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 recommended for your success in the program:
    • MCT4C (Mathematics for College Technology)
    • MAP4C (Foundations for College Mathematics).

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 (IAAP)
  • National Business Education Association (NBEA)

Transfer Pathways

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

Important Academic Dates

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


Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2014/2015 Academic Year
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 1
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.

General Education:

One of the general education courses must be a literature course (from any category) for which College English is a prerequisite.

2015/2016 Academic Year
Semester 1
Business Communications
Introduction to Document Production
College English
Introduction to Computers and Presentation Software
Office Procedures
Business Math Applications
Mathematics of Personal Finance
Semester 2
Introductory Accounting
Database Software
Intermediate Document Production
Spreadsheet Software
Transcription Techniques
General Education Option
Semester 3
Accounting Software
Composition and Research
Executive Document Production
Executive Office Procedures
Introductory Human Resources
Software Integration
General Education Option
Field Placement - Executive


  • Tests to assess students’ mathematics skills will be administered and, based on test scores, students will take either Business Math Applications or Mathematics of Personal Finance.

General Education:

One of the general education courses must be a literature course (from any category) for which College English is a prerequisite.

Contact Us

For more information, please visit our website at:
Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22840
International Admissions Advisor: Susan Gao
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22365
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Deanna MacDonald
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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Melissa, a Seneca College Office Administration student, talks about her program and how it's preparing her for a new career. Video

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