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Office Administration

Office Administration

Develop skills and knowledge in office procedures, computer applications, bookkeeping, communications, customer service and teamwork.

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Start Date:
1 Year
+Locations & Availability

September 2019
Campus/Location DeliveryIn-class – Complete your program through courses that are held at a campus.

Online – All program courses are delivered online.

Blended – Complete your program through a combination of online and in-class courses (some courses are delivered 100% online). In-class courses are held at a campus.

Collaborative – program is delivered virtually on campus
Burridge Campus • Yarmouth Full time • In-class Seats available
Burridge Campus (classes at Digby Learning Centre) Full time • In-class Seats available
Cumberland Campus (classes at Amherst Learning Centre) Full time • In-class Seats available
Institute of Technology Campus • Halifax Full time • In-class Waitlist
Ivany Campus • Dartmouth Full time • In-class Seats available
Kingstec Campus • Kentville Full time • In-class Seats available
Marconi Campus • Sydney Full time • In-class Seats available
Online Part time • Online Seats available
Pictou Campus • Stellarton Full time • In-class Seats available
Strait Area Campus • Port Hawkesbury Full time • In-class Seats available

Program Overview

This is an intense hands on program that prepares you for entry-level office positions. In addition to learning office procedures and business computer applications, an emphasis is placed on critical thinking, customer service, professionalism and teamwork. The program focuses on the demands of a modern office, including organizing activities and meeting deadlines. Practical applications include document processing, computerized bookkeeping, spreadsheets and office procedures.

Admission Requirements

  • High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.
    • International students – High school diploma equivalency and English language requirements vary by country. View details

Choose NSCC

  • You get the hands-on practical experience employers want. Most campuses offer a model office to apply your skills.
  • Gain skills and knowledge that are current with industry needs. Instructors keep in close contact with industry to ensure you're learning the skills employers require.
  • Your five-week work term puts the final polish on your skills and gives you an important first reference.

Our Grads

  • The skills you learn in this program are applicable to a broad range of industries. Grads are working in business, government, schools and military. They're doing payroll in small organizations or working as administrative assistants in larger ones.
  • Many graduates continue their studies to acquire a business diploma or industry certification – Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) through the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP).

Part-time Study

  • This program is available for part-time study. You have the option to complete your program in-class, online or through a combination of courses delivered in-class and online.
  • If you apply for the part-time study option, you must meet all the admission requirements.
  • Once admitted, you are referred to a campus for course selection. Some courses will also be available through Continuing Education.
  • The time to complete the program through part-time study will vary and depend on the schedule you choose and number of courses you complete each term.
  • Tuition for part-time study option is calculated on a per-course basis and is paid at the beginning of each term.

Other Info

  • Online Courses – This program is available online.
  • Many campuses encourage student involvement in the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) and, as such, students may enjoy opportunities for growing professionally, while networking with other college students and professional administrators on an international scope.

Courses May Include

Course descriptions
Code Course
ACTG 1100   Bookkeeping
ACTG 2010   Computerized Accounting I
COMM 1205   Communications - Workplace Foundations
COMM 2215   Communications - Workplace Applications
COMP 1103   Document Production I
COMP 2000   Applied Social Media
COMP 2105   Database I
COMP 2106   Document Production II
COMP 2112   Applied Spreadsheets
MGMT 1010   Organizational Behaviour
OFFI 1010   Office Procedures I
OFFI 2010   Office Procedures II
OFFI 2995   Work Experience
SAFE 1000   Introduction to WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems)
SAFE 1001   Introduction to NS OH&S Act

Additional Graduation Requirements

Portfolio Development

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