The Office Administration Diploma Program provides training in office management. After completing one of our 30-credit Office Administration Certificate programs, students may select 30 credits of additional course work to complete this diploma. Students take required courses in accounting, mathematics, economics and marketing, as well as elective courses from different areas of the College.
International students are not currently eligible for this program. For more information, contact Douglas College International
Students must complete 30 credits selected from the following groups of courses:
Group I Required Courses (For the accounting requirement, students may take both the ACCT 1110 and the ACCT 1210 courses OR ACCT 1235 by itself. If ACCT 1235 is taken, students must complete three electives, instead of two.)
Group II Elective courses (choose two or three)
Successful completion of all courses is required with a "C-" or better for graduation.
career transfer pathways
Graduates of the Office Administration Diploma Program may qualify for such positions as senior secretary, executive secretary, administrative assistant, supervisor, coordinator, office manager, junior accountant, payroll administrator, or benefits administrator. With experience and initiative, graduates may progress into jobs in the areas of administration, human resources, payroll, accounting, or computer systems.
By selecting appropriate courses in the Diploma Program, students may work towards the professional designations of Certified Bookkeeper through the Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping, or Qualified Administrative Assistant through the Association of Administrative Assistants. Relevant work experience in addition to course work is a requirement for both designations.
This program transfers to Kwantlen Polytechnic University's Bachelor of Business Administration Degree Program (BBA in Entrepreneurial Leadership).
For general Douglas College admission requirements, please see General Admission Requirements.
- General College Admission Requirements
- Completion of a 30 credit Office Administration Certificate from Douglas College or other public community college. Credentials from other educational institutions will be considered and credit assigned on a course-by-course basis.
- Foundations of Math 11 or Principles of Math 11 with a "C" or better, or MATU 0410 or MATU 0411.
- Winter Deadline: Nov 01
- Summer Deadline: Mar 01
- Fall Deadline: Jun 01
You can get an average cost for your program - tuition and student fees, books, uniforms, lab fees etc - on the Program Cost page.
Only programs approved for student loan funding are listed on the Program Cost page. For all other programs, refer to the Tuition Fee page.
Program Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this program and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the program, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
When offered a full-time seat in this program a non-refundable, non-transferable $350 tuition deposit is required.