Office Administration - Executive


Course List

Term 1

OAG-1025: Document Production I and Keyboarding

Introductory Document Processing is a beginner course in both keyboarding and word processing. Keyboarding for the learner with no previous keyboarding training is studied using keyboarding software during class time; however, students are expected to practice outside of class time as well with the software that is required along with the other keyboarding course text books. Drills and timed writings for speed and accuracy are used for developing a minimum speed of 33 net words per minute. Proper keyboarding techniques are taught and reinforced. Basic to intermediate word processing concepts will be applied to the production of a variety of business correspondence including standard memos and letters. Efficient document production, including proofreading is a major part of the course using appropriate Microsoft Word functions. This course builds information input speed and accuracy required to meet multiple deadlines encountered in subsequent courses, and in today's business environment.

OAG-1023: Online Communications and Social Media

This course covers the comprehensive features of Microsoft Outlook, an industry standard for online communications. Concepts and skills are introduced in this course through lecture and demonstration, with students gaining immediate hands-on access to the complete and web-based software. Topics include comprehensive commands in all Outlook modules. Emphasis is placed on learning the Windows operating system, including organizational skills and management of electronic information. Microsoft One Note is taught and includes the fundamentals of electronic note taking. Students will be introduced to social media, learn the importance of being a good digital citizen and effective Internet research.

OAG-1153: Multimedia Presentations

This hands-on course focuses on tools and techniques for creating professional business presentations providing students with the knowledge necessary to design and develop dynamic presentations using mainly PowerPoint. Students will learn to communicate their message to an audience with effective slide presentations that incorporate text, graphics, sound and other multi-media effects.

GED-XXX3: General Education Elective

MTH-1002: Business Mathematics

A course designed to introduce the learner to the mathematics of business, from basic arithmetic to the calculation of present value.

SDV-1001: College Orientation

This course surveys the ideas, strategies, and skills that a beginning student can use to be successful in college. Personal organization and study skills are discussed together with a description of college resources and services that are useful to the student. This course is offered via Learning Management System (LMS) or via iPad app.

Term 2

OAG-2214: Document Production II

This course is a further study in operating microcomputers and using word processing software. Emphasis is placed on mastering word processing concepts and applying them to format a variety of business documents. Accurate and efficient production of documents is an integral part of the course. Students will also learn to proofread using the techniques that professional proofreaders have found most practical and effective. In addition, students practice keying accurately throughout the course. Students need a minimum grade of C to progress to OXH 3003.

OAG-2204: Professional Workplace Skills

This hybrid course examines the various duties, responsibilities, and procedures required of an administrative assistant in today's office environment, incorporating both theory and practical applications. Students will learn effective interpersonal and business communications as well as applying practical business skills, including planning business travel, meetings and conferences, taking minutes, managing records, managing time and stress, and developing strong customer-focused skills. Students will also begin the process of creating an academic/work portfolio and will work through an office simulation using all skills learned to date. Students will explore Virtual Assistant opportunities, to reinforce the job opportunities available as an entrepreneur.

OAG-2314: Spreadsheets Management

This hands-on course introduces students to the power of spreadsheets. Students create workbooks, worksheets, and chart sheets suitable for the business world. Students analyze practical business examples that develop the skills and know-how to apply them to different environments.

ACC-2503: Financial Foundations

An introduction to accounting for a small businessconcern with a study of the fundamental principles and methods of record-keeping. Coverage includes basic bookkeeping skills as well as accounting applications for cash, accounts receivable, accounts payable, banking activities, special journals and payroll.

ENG-1244: Business English Skills I

This course emphasizes the writing of effective business communications, including letters, memoranda, email, and short reports. Other tasks include applying proofreading and editing skills. These skills will prepare the student for the work environment, which requires practical business writing to be clear, correct, and concise. Students are introduced to the research process and develop critical thinking skills.

JSS-1001: Job Search and Success

This course is designed to give the student an understanding of how to conduct a job search and how to succeed in the work place. This includes self-reflection, effectively designing a cover letter and resume, online job searches utilizing social media, behavioural based interviewing as well as marketing oneself effectively in a job interview. Job safety, successful work strategies and harassment and discrimination plan of action is also discussed.

GED-XXX3: General Education Elective

Term 3

OXH-3003: Document Production III

This is an introductory web page design course that incorporates a hands-on approach to teaching web page design. The role of graphic presentation is also considered in the design phase. Students also analyze the design of commercial web sites in developing an appreciation for visual impact and functionality in their own web pages.

OXH-3803: Database Management

This course is designed for the office administration student to introduce them to database management software using Microsoft Access. The student gains an understanding of relational databases including how to organize business or personal records in a table; how to increase database validity and integrity; how to perform queries to extract pertinent information; how to create forms for ease of data entry; and how to create professional looking reports.

OAX-3084: Advanced Management Applications

This course is a continuation of Spreadsheet Management, using Microsoft Excel advanced commands and Microsoft Project to facilitate a strong working knowledge of project management skills. Practice is encouraged to achieve mastery level in Excel for all outcomes taught within the course. This course will also guide students through the planning, implementation, and follow-up involved with project management, and involves the integration of other Microsoft Office software applications to enhance the overall collaborative experience.

ACC-3903: Financial Applications in Business

This course introduces learners to computerized accounting systems and illustrates the practical uses of computers in an office setting. The learners work with Sage 50 Accounting software in order to enhance the theoretical concepts learned in previous accounting courses.

ENG-2243: Business English Skills II

This communications course emphasizes the research process through documentation, quoting, paraphrasing and summarizing and the writing of effective business communications including email, letter and short report memoranda. Other tasks include development of writing skills and style, running business style meetings, taking minutes and creating a business style cumulative report.

GED-XXX3: General Education Elective

Term 4

OAX-4304: Desktop Publishing

This is an advanced document-processing course using Windows, desktop publishing, business graphics software and authoring software. In this course students (1) develop desktop publishing skills using MS Publisher; (2) develop business graphics using MS Visio Professional; and (3) become proficient using Adobe Acrobat Pro. Advanced functions are taught and explored with an emphasis placed on producing high quality work from various sources. In addition, students enhance their keying accurately throughout the course.

OAX-4005: Executive Capstone and Event Management

In this hybrid capstone course, students put their acquired skills and knowledge to work in the key areas of office and business administration, human resources and finance. Strong emphasis is placed on software applications at an advanced level. Students apply for a mock administrative assistant position, requiring preparation of a professional/graduate-ready cover letter, resume, portfolio, and social media profile, and participation in a mock job interview and assessment. The wide variety of tasks throughout integrate the Microsoft Office Suite software; including, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook, OneNote, Project and Visio. Students will problem solve, collaborate in teams, demonstrate excellent customer service, show off organizational abilities and coordinate projects, as well as produce consistent and accurate documentation. Students will coordinate and execute a professional meeting/workshop using a prescribed online meeting software on a topic provided by the professor.

OAX-4104: Web Management

This is an introductory web page design course that incorporates a hands-on approach to teaching web page design. The role of graphic presentation is also considered in the design phase. Students also analyze the design of commercial web sites in developing an appreciation for visual impact and functionality in their own web pages.

OXH-4003: Office Entrepreneur

Students who do not secure an internship will have an opportunity to participate in a multifaceted assignment that provides an experiential learning experience. Students will work with a partner(s) directly tied to Lambton College's Applied Research & Innovation Centre on a project and a faculty to practice their skills.


CPL-1003: Internship - Part-Time

Co-operative education/internship provides students with the opportunity to apply classroom learning to the workplace, undertake career sampling and gain valuable work experience that may assist students to find permanent employment after graduation. For further information regarding Co-op please refer to

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