Office Administration

Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Credits
30.00
Length of Program
Four semesters
Credential Type
Diploma
Campus
Coquitlam
New Westminster
Learning Format
Full-time
Part-time
Admission Type
Limited Enrolment
Offered
Fall
Summer
Winter

Overview

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.

NOTE: International students are not currently eligible for this program. For more information, contact Douglas College International.

Program Requirements

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirement:

  • Successful completion of 30 credits
  • 25% (7.5 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College
  • A minimum program GPA of 2.0

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits

Select one option of the following two options:

ACCT 1110 and

ACCT 1210

Principles of Accounting I

Principles of Accounting I and II

6.00

ACCT 1235 and

Elective

Principles of Accounting I and II and

Elective

6.00

Select two courses from the following ten courses:

ACCT 1222

Computer Applications for Accounting

3.00

BUSN 1200

Fundamentals of Business

3.00

BLAW 1320

Business Law I

3.00

BUSN 3310

Organizational Management Skills

3.00

BUSN 3350

Human Resource Management

3.00

BUSN 4410

Organizational Business Decision Making

3.00

CSIS 2200

Systems Analysis and Design

3.00

PHIL 1101

Critical Thinking

3.00

PHIL 1122

Business Ethics

3.00

SOSC 2140

Behaviour in Organizations

3.00

Required Courses: 

BUSN 1210

Management Essentials

3.00

CMNS 1115

Practical Writing

3.00

ECON 1150

Principles of Microeconomics

3.00

ECON 1250

Principles of Macroeconomics

3.00

FINC 1231

Commercial & Financial Mathematics

3.00

MARK 1120

Introductory Marketing

3.00

Total Credits

 

30.00

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

  • 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 Pre-calculus 11 with a "C" or better, or MATU 0410 or MATU 0411

Cost

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.

Career 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.            

Professional Designations

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.      

Program Guidelines

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.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

More Information

Tuition deposit

When offered a full-time seat in this program a non-refundable, non-transferable $350 tuition deposit is required.