Office Administration | Commonwealth College
Course Description

This course is designed to provide the core fundamental skills employers look for in administrative professionals.

The foundation of this program is on the development of strong administrative, word processing, and office support skills. Students then focus on obtaining the requisite skills to fulfill the administrative requirements for basic office procedures.

The program is predominately computer-based “hands-on” training. It is “team-orientated” and is intended to develop and familiarize the student with today’s most popular software applications. A diploma in Office Administration from Commonwealth College demonstrates to potential employers that graduates possess the skills necessary to excel in a fast paced technological office environment.


$22,880 – $41,600


Theory 420 Hours
Practicum 120 hours
Total 540 hours



Financial Aid

We have a dedicated team of Student Funding Administrators who can discuss all the available options with you and help you in qualifying for a funding.

Course Fee
Registration Fee : $ 225.00 CAD
Tuition Fee : $ 4,000.00 CAD
Training Completion Fund (TCF) : $ 40.00 CAD
Other Fees : $ 250.00 CAD
Total Payment of Program : $ 4,515.00 CAD
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Courses Covered
Course Description

Students will gain an understanding of basic accounting principles and applied practices which will enhance their knowledge of general business operations

Course Duration
Theory 60 hours
Practical 20 hours
Total 80 Hours
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to…

  • Analyze business transactions by applying the accounting equation
  • Record transactions in a journal and post entries to the ledger
  • Prepare financial statements from an adjusted trial balance
  • Complete the steps in the accounting cycle described both perpetual and periodic inventory systems
  • Calculate the cost of goods sold and merchandise inventory
  • Journalize and post transactions
Course Description

Students will develop the skills requird to perform a wide variety of office procedures in various settings.

Course Duration
Theory 40 hours
Practical 20 hours
Total 60 Hours
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to…

  • Explain why critical-thinking, decision-making, and problem-solving skills are essential to an administrative assistant.
  • Describe strategies and tools for managing your workload
  • Explain the importance of ethical behaviour in the workplace
  • Troubleshoot software problems
  • Develop and use effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills
  • Compose letters, memos and emails
  • Demonstrate professional call management skills for incoming and outgoing calls and voice mail
  • Describe equipment, supplies, and media for filing physical and electronic records.
  • Plan meetings and prepare related materials
  • Make domestic and international travel arrangements
Course Description

Students will gain confidence in their communication skills, better preparing them for both their academic career and beyond

Course Duration
Theory 60 hours
Total 60 Hours
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to…

  • Use intercultural communication strategies to prevent miscommunication
  • Know the purpose of a message, anticipate its audience, and select the best communication channel for it
  • Improve your message by using style effectively
  • Improve clarity in business messages
  • Use social media networks professionally
  • Write negative messages for client/customer situations: collections, refusals (e.g., denying requests or claims), and situations when customers are disappointed.
  • Demonstrate professional telephone skills and voice mail etiquette
Course Description

Students will learn and practice basic keyboarding skills using an online tutorial and in-lab practice time.

In the computer applications course students receive hands-on use of Microsoft Office applications Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Completion of this course will result in MS Office applications knowledge and skills.

Course Duration
Theory 120 hours
Practical 60 hours
Total 180 Hours
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to…

  • demonstrate basic keyboarding skills
  • Create a document in Microsoft Word with formatting
  • Write functions in Microsoft Excel to perform basic calculations and to convert number to text and text to number
  • Create a presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint that is interactive with legible content
Course Description

Comprehensive coverage of contemporary organizational behaviour topics through a flexible hybrid of text and online resources. Includes discussion of the Milgram and Zimbardo experiments, the science of persuasion, and enhanced coverage of job design.

Course Duration
Theory 20 hours
Total 20 Hours
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to…

  • 2dentify the important system components of an organization
  • Describe the cultural differences in motivation
  • Identify the factors that influence group behaviour
  • Describe how empowerment relates to self-managed teams
  • Explain how organizations can improve the quality of decisions through participation
  • Discuss the differences between leadership and management and between leaders and managers
  • Identify five styles of conflict management
Course Description

Students will learn effective strategies and methods for finding, applying, interviewing and getting a job

Course Duration
Theory 15 hours
Practical 5 hours
Total 20 Hours
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to…

  • organize an effective job search
  • develop a personal brand statement
  • Explore career fields and workplace possibilities
  • plan and write winning resumes that capture prospective employers’ attention and lead to interviews
  • find and apply for jobs that are a best fit
  • use cover letters to encourage hiring
  • apply strategies for getting an interview
  • Turn rejection notices into tools to help improve and move forward
  • grow a career successfully

Grade 12 or equivalent, or mature student status plus successful completion of college entrance test

Admissions Requirements

  • Canadian High School Graduation or equivalent
  • Mature Student
  • Test of adult basic education administered
  • Interview with Admissions Advisor
Career Opportunities

The successful Office Administration graduate could expect to pursue a career in the many office support positions available in either a large corporation or a small business!

Funding Options

Student may be eligible, if qualified, for Federal and Provincial loans, grants or awards. Students may also qualify for EI, Band Funding, MMF Funding or even loans facilitated by us.
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Students Speak

I wanted a career, not just a job and at Commonwealth College they have small classes and they have instructors that actually work in the field that they teach. I am ready to start my new career and its not even been a year! Oh and I saved bigtime on tuition too.

Jonathan Williams
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