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Pilon School of Business

Office Administration – Executive

Gain the skills to provide specialized administrative support.

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 first year of study provides you with a foundation in basic office administration skills you need to succeed in any office position. The second year focuses on the higher-level 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

Program Offerings

  • Ontario College Diploma

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