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Certificate in Office Administration - General

St. Lawrence College - Kingston Campus St. Lawrence College - Kingston Campus, Canada

Intake Jan 2024

Jan 2023, May 2023, Sep 2022, Sep 2023

work permit PG Work Permit

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CAD 17643

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 100

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12 months


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Program Overview

A student graduating from the Office Administration - General program will graduate with a one-year certificate, opening the door to a variety of entry-level employment opportunities in both private and public work sectors.

Students will gain knowledge in the following areas:

  • Technical skills
    • Introductory level Office 365/2019 cloud-based computer application skills including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint etc.
    • Outlook 365 - students become proficient in producing professional email communications, creating folders to stay organized, use of Outlook calendar to book appointments and schedule meetings.
    • Students will be required to achieve a keyboarding speed of 40-50 GWPM.
    • Students learn to share and edit documents in a cloud-based environment. Using MS Teams, collaboration software students learn how to book, attend and chair virtual meetings.
  • Soft skills
    • Customer relationships are built on the use of effective and consistent communication as well as the ability to uphold and maintain confidentiality. The ability to work both independently and collaboratively are skills that are highly valued.
    • Employers seek office administrators that are highly organized, forward-thinking and have the ability to problem-solve.


  • The role of an office administrator has changed and continues to evolve leading to variety of rewarding careers.
  • The Office Administration - General Program prepares graduates for current and future office trends. Experienced faculty prepare students to work in dynamic business environments. Students become extremely computer literate through instructional scaffolding. Faculty provide a supportive and professional environment that allows students to build on their current level of knowledge, which leads to mastery of the skills required in a business office.
  • Students graduate from the program appreciating the value of being an office administrator and become advocates of the profession during their career.

Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.0  Minimum Listening - 6.0  Minimum Reading - 6.0  Minimum Writing - 6.0  Minimum Speaking - 6.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s):
    • Grade 12 English at the C or U level
    • Grade 11 Math

6 IELTS Score With no band less than 5.5
50% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

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CAD 100

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11000 Per year

Average Cost of Living

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