Executive Office Administrator Program with Practicum

The Executive Office Admin Diploma Program has been developed to equip graduates with the skills to meet the needs of today’s business world.

Executive Office Administrators are the ultimate, sought-after resource for companies looking to get an edge.

This Executive Office Admin Program includes a practicum placement. This experience within a workplace enables Instructional staff to observe the student in a practice situation while providing the student with the opportunity to gain direct exposure to the chosen career field.

Managers know the value of a great executive administrator. Not only can an excellent administrator handle the tasks of the office like bookkeeping, computers, and document processing, but they act as a resource for the entire office.

An organization needs good people, processes, and products to build a strong brand and companies are constantly on the lookout for talented administrative professionals.

First, we focus on the fundamentals like MS Office, Sage 50 (Simply) Accounting, and Document Efficiencies, so our graduates will have the hard skills to work in a busy office and get things done.

Second, we ensure that Executive Office Administrator graduates are equipped with soft skills, such as efficiency, communication, and career development.

And third, we provide expanded training in the areas of digital marketing (including social media), human resources, and travel/event planning.

Office Administration Diploma Graduates are well equipped to handle the many complex demands of their roles in the workplace and rise above the competition.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the Office Administrator Diploma program, students will be able to:

  • Manage various digital marketing channels such as social media
  • Type correspondence and reports
  • Prepare presentation materials, compile data and research
  • Perform accounting activities and analyze financial statements
  • Attend meetings and take minutes
  • Productively use MS Office including Word, Excel and Access
  • Communicate effectively using various communication

Why Study At Sprott Shaw?  

  • Lifetime access to dedicated Employment Services Specialists (ESS) who can help you with resume and cover letter writing, interview skills, and the overall job search after graduation  
  • Lifetime tuition-free access to course refreshers if you ever need to retrain and update your skills  
  • Practicum opportunities with recognized organizations across BC  
  • Multiple start dates so you can start your education when you want to without the wait  
  • Career and professional development success courses to help create a career development marketing plan, learn the cardinal rules of professionalism, and identify the target markets and employment resources in the counselling field  
  • Preparation and orientation courses to teach you how to find credible research, write papers, create proper citation formats including APA, and study effectively for exams  
  • All-inclusive program costs where what you see is what you pay. Our costs include registration fees, assessment fees, tuition, textbooks, supplies, course materials, uniforms, certificates, graduation fees, practicum fees, and much more 

Related Executive Office Administration Programs:

Diploma Program

Total Program Hours:
740 Hours
Full-Time Program Length:
37 Weeks
(Includes holidays and professional days)
Program content is subject to change.

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Career Opportunities

Accounting Assistant
Administrative Officer
Business Manager
Convention Marketing
Convention Planner
Corporations
Customer Service Representative
Data Entry Clerk
Event Planner
Marketing Assistant
Office Assistant
Office Manager
Personal Assistant
Professional Assistant
Project Manager
Admission Requirements:
  • Grade 12 / GED or mature student status (all transcripts must be “true certified copies” or originals)
  • Applicants must successfully complete the admissions interview and may be required to do an entrance assessment (with a minimum composite score of 42)

Note: English level assessment will be required for international students (with a minimum score of 20/40 in language).

Diploma Requirements:
  • 60% average upon successful completion of all courses, including courses given a complete
* Executive Office Administrator Program with Practicum was reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

Students can expect to complete one to three hours of homework per day.

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Courses List

This 37 week Diploma program requires the student to complete the following courses.

  • Theory & practice of double-entry bookkeeping
  • Complete the Accounting Cycle to closing (GL, AP, AR, Payroll, Year End)
  • Prepare Financial and Business Reports

  • Utilize most modules of Sage 50 to record business transactions (order entry, inventory, AP, AR and payroll)
  • Produce reports including financial statements

  • MS Office Certification
  • MS Office Word editing, layout, templates, styles and
    sections, mail merge, tables, charts and desktop publishing

  • MS Office Certification
  • Plan, edit and manage worksheets (formulas/functions)

  • MS Office Certification
  • Enter and maintain a database (filter, sort, create queries)

  • Management of office information (mail, appointments, telephones, meetings, business machines, bank statements)

  • MS Word, electronic files, business documents
  • Develop speed and accuracy

  • Identify an event's purpose and its objectives
  • Identify event critical path planning
  • Arrange travel plans

  • Computer basics/file management
  • Goal setting, note-taking, problem-solving, teamwork
  • Overview of policies & procedures
  • Demonstrate the ability to use MS Word and MS PowerPoint

  • Research, prepare and deliver presentations
  • Apply proper use of grammar principles
  • Overview of processes of communication in the workplace
  • Use MS Office PowerPoint

  • Importance of written communication within the
    business environment
  • Memos, email, letters and reports

  • Interview techniques
  • Create a Career Development Marketing Plan
  • Apply aspects of professionalism
  • Identify target markets and employment resources

  • Effective customer service and support
  • Problem-solving theory and applications

  • Analysis of job descriptions
  • Recruitment, orientation and training
  • Regulation and legislation

  • Various digital technologies such as blogs, microblogs,
    social networks, media sharing, email and bookmarking
  • Specific digital technologies used in the marketing process
  • Use of digital technologies for marketing purposes
  • Use of digital technologies within the strategic marketing
    plan of an organization

  • Describe the purpose of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Web Analytics
  • Describe five key elements of SEO
  • Describe and implement various web analytic tools
  • Optimize a website design using effective layout techniques and SEO Principles

  • 4-week practicum (minimum 20 hours per week)

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