Office Administration Executive Program Includes Various Practical
You want the post-secondary program you attend to have reputable standing in the field
and among professionals who will eventually hire you. The more respected and well known
the program, the more likely it is that an employer will be familiar with the type of
education you received and trust that you will be able to complete tasks professionally and
“From the students who participate in the executive work placement program to the
employees we have hired through the school, we are proud to be associated with
Centennial College’s Office Administration program,” says David Lipton, President of
SQM of the Office Admin – Executive offering.
This testimonial clearly demonstrates the type of standing this offering has among its peers.
But just what has given it such a good reputation? A combination of theory and hands-on
practice is one of the most beneficial aspects of the program. It ensures that students are
able to handle all of the functions performed by administrative assistants who work with
upper-level management. Secondly, students get to apply what they have learned to the
real world during a field placement that not only allows them to experience their field but
also to build their professional network.
Here are some of the beneficial courses of this offering.
Financial Procedures: Because dealing with finances is a part of any business, students
become familiar with the various financial documents that they will encounter in business
and personal life, and learn how a spreadsheet can facilitate their preparation.
Word Processing Applications: Practical application is an ideal way to get students to
retain information. This course includes lectures, discussions, speed and accuracy drills, and
production assignments to teach students intermediate skills to operate and utilize word
processing software in order to produce enhanced business documents, gain
communications and critical thinking skills, and to progressively increase keyboarding
proficiency to produce a variety of business documents with speed and accuracy.
Integrated Software Applications: The integration of word processing, spreadsheet,
database and presentation software to share, embed, and link data between applications
are all taught in this offering. Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, and
PowerPoint) are used as a testing tool.
Office Procedures and Communications: There are common procedures and techniques
used by businesses. This course teaches students this method though lectures,
demonstrations, exercises, group work, simulations and a series of quizzes. As a result,
students gain teamwork skills, exercise critical thinking skills, and recognition of acceptable
standards of performance and behavior in a business setting.
Executive Office Procedures 1 and 2: Split into two courses, this aspect of the program
prepares students to organize time and work, practice communications and public relations
skills, and become familiar with technology and procedures for a career as an administrative
assistant. The second course, meanwhile, reinforces students’ administrative skills and
knowledge of executive office procedures through realistic, practical, and meaningful
As grads of one of the most respected office administrator schools, Centennial College
learners are able to launch careers as administrative assistants, administrative support
officers, senior secretaries and executive secretaries.