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Office Technology Administration (Certificate)

Durham College Certificate

Durham College Certificate

Program Description

This foundational program will help you develop skills that are considered essential in today's business world. In addition to learning how to use various Microsoft and accounting software packages, this program will help you build skills in areas such as communication, leadership and teamwork.

Certificate Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) including Grade 12 English (C or U) and Grade 11 Math (C, M or U) OR
  • Grade 12 equivalency certificate achieved through College academic upgrading OR
  • Mature Student Status (19 years of age or older) with Grade 12 English (C or U) and Grade 11 Math (C, M or U)
  • You must maintain an overall average of 60% or a GPA of 2.0 in order to graduate
  • A minimum of 25% of courses must be completed through Durham College.

Program Of Study

Students are required to print or save a copy of the Program of Study when beginning the program. This document contains critical details about program progression and graduation requirements specific to the academic year in which your program was started.

Click to access the Program of Study for the current academic year.

Students who began this program prior to the current academic year may contact the Centre for Professional and Part-Time Learning office at or 905-721-3052 to obtain your Program of Study and graduation requirements.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be equipped to:

  • Manage the scheduling, coordination and organization of tasks and workflow within specific deadlines and according to set priorities
  • Locate and manage office communications, data, and documents to support business operational needs
  • Produce financial documents within a specified time frame using appropriate document formats, procedures and software
  • Use effective interpersonal skills to respond to diversity and to meet individual, team, and organizational needs
  • Research, develop and prepare a variety of business documents and presentations using available technologies and applying industry standards

Career Options

Potential career and industry options may include:

  • Entry-level administrative assistant
  • Office clerk
  • Receptionist

Program Related Questions? Call 905.721.3052

If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please visit the Centre for Professional and Part-Time Learning OSAP Eligibility webpage.

Currently offered

Course Title Location
WIND 1282Access IntroductionOnline
ACCT 1280Accounting IOnline
ACCT 1280Accounting IMonthly Intake Online
ACCT 1250Accounting IOshawa
COMP 2289Business Computer Applications IIOnline
COMP 2289Business Computer Applications IIMonthly Intake Online
COMM 2284Communications for Business IMonthly Intake Online
COMM 2284Communications for Business IOnline
COMP 1281Computers an IntroductionOnline
COMP 1281Computers an IntroductionMonthly Intake Online
SPRD 2281Excel IntroductionOnline
SPRD 2281Excel IntroductionMonthly Intake Online
LDS 1085Leading Teams - LDSOnline
OFFC 1280Office Technology & ProceduresOnline
OFFC 1280Office Technology & ProceduresMonthly Intake Online
WIND 1281PowerPointOnline
ACCT 1980Sage 50 (Simply Accounting I)Online
WIND 2286Word AdvancedOnline
WIND 2285Word IntroductionMonthly Intake Online
WIND 2285Word IntroductionOnline