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Pilon School of Business

Office Administration – Executive

Gain the skills to provide specialized administrative support.

For the Winter 2021 semester, this program will be delivered entirely through remote learning. View delivery modes for all programs.

This program equips you with the skills you need to enhance the efficiency of a busy professional office.

Critical training

Using your laptop in our Internet-connected classrooms, you'll complete interactive assignments and learn the skills most in demand by today's employers. The two-year program focuses on the higher-level technical and professional skills required if you wish to work in an executive office.

Things you'll learn

  • Advanced administrative functions such as arranging travel and taking minutes.
  • Executive support skills such as banking and payroll.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access).
  • Business writing, Internet research and report writing skills.

Administrative Simulation or Field Placement

When you've completed the first three terms and have met a prescribed GPA, you can choose either an Administrative Simulation course or a Field Placement course. Both prepare you for entry-level support positions in a business, government or professional office. This experience can be invaluable when you're ready to look for a professional executive assistant or administrative assistant position.

Additional information

You’ll also learn:

  • Leadership skills needed by office supervisors.
  • Webpage design including combining text, graphics, audio and video.
  • Oral presentation skills.
  • Job search and interview techniques.

Maximize Your Learning With Mobile Computing

Sheridan’s mobile computing teaching environment gives you 24/7 access to the course materials and software applications used in class. Using your personal laptop computer, you can perform class activities, complete assignments, and e-communicate with your professors and classmates. Mobile computing gives you freedom and flexibility that lead to greater learning.

"In my two years in the Office Administration – Executive Program I have gained many skills which I continue to use in my career. I was given an excellent placement, who also hired me after graduating. I am where I am because of my outstanding professors. Thank you." – Nisha Patel, Administrative Assistant, AssessMed, Mississauga

  • Ontario College Diploma

    • Full-time
    • 2 yrs (4 semesters)
    • Program code: POFAE