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Get the Skills to Be an Office Administration Professional

Office Administration Program
CD-ED Online Office Administration grads make a smooth transition into the workplace

 52-Week Online Office Administration Programs

As a receptionist or office administrative assistant, your knowledge of office practices and software enables you to skillfully manage the administrative activities of any size business operation.

The CD-ED Online Office Administration programs provides the practical skills and industry support it takes to pursue a rewarding office career, with the flexibility and convenience of CD-ED’s Distance Learning format.

Office Administration Career Opportunities

Successful Office Administration graduates are employed in a variety of professional positions, including:

  • Office Administrator & Manager
  • Receptionist
  • Executive Assistant
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Typist/Word Processing Specialist
  • Records Clerk
  • Office Assistant

This program can also help you upgrade within your current office position by preparing you for Microsoft Office Specialist certification.

Successful graduates of the CD-ED Office Administration programs have found work in large corporations, small businesses, insurance companies, real estate, government departments, and more.

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Focused Training Through Online Administration Courses

This is career-focused education. You won’t spend time working through irrelevant content designed to drag out the program and drive up costs. Your program is tailored around you and getting into a rewarding professional position, without spending a ton of time and money sitting in a classroom.

Office Administration diploma graduates are skilled in:

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Access
  • Business English & Communications
  • Filing
  • Administrative Procedures
  • Human Relations
  • Professionalism & Ethics
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Keyboarding

The program is led by experienced administration professionals. As a student you benefit from firsthand industry knowledge of what employers expect and what it’s really like to work in office administration.

You’ll feel confident moving into a professional office setting after completing this 52-week program.

Microsoft Certification – Paid for by CD-ED

Getting familiar with Microsoft Office is a big part of the Office Administration training. As you complete each Microsoft Office-based module, you’ll feel fully prepared for the corresponding Microsoft certification test. Plus, you’ll receive a voucher from CD-ED to cover the cost of the exam.

If you are uncertain of how to make a study schedule, don’t worry! Instructors can assist.

About Distance Education & Learning Online

The CD-ED program includes all the theory and practical training of traditional learning, without the strict schedule, costly commute or rigid lesson plans of traditional learning.

But it’s not right for everyone.

Online Learning requires discipline and time management skills. You will be required to devote 20 hours per week to this program.

The minute I found out I was accepted, I was blown away with happiness. I was nervous and scared at first but after a few minutes of talking to Sandy, she made me feel so comfortable and relaxed. I always called her my life line. I give a tonne of credit to all the staff at CD-ED for getting me through it and for giving my life the fulfilment it needed. Thank you so much CD-ED for the push I needed. I appreciate it so much.
Erika Aebly, GOA Graduate

Program Options

General Office Administration Program – 52 Weeks

If you have great time management skills, and are interested in starting a rewarding career in office administration, then General Office Administration training could be an excellent opportunity for you. During this program, you will learn what it takes to be a successful office professional that can work in a variety of business settings.

Office Administrative Assistant Program – 52 Weeks

If you’re great with people and interested in the organization and running of an office as a receptionist, secretary, or administrative assistant, working as an Office Administrative Assistant could be for you. You’ll have the skills to run an office smoothly, receive visitors, basic accounting, payroll, create documentation, and write & file office correspondence.

Office Administration with Social Media – 52 Weeks

If you’re an organized individual who enjoys working with people, and you’d like to learn more about the world of digital marketing, then Office Administration with Social media training could be a great fit for you. During this program, you will get the skills and training you need to start a rewarding career in office administration.

Program Curriculum

20 hrs/wk, 52 Weeks, 1080 Hours

WeeksHoursCodeModule Subject
1-240STU 101Essentials of Student Success
3-795COC 104Microsoft Word
8-1176COC 202Microsoft PowerPoint
12-1576MAT 106Microsoft Excel
16-2095COC 201Microsoft Access
21-27133ENG 102Business English & Communication
28-2819COM 102Filing
29-37171BUS 101Administrative Procedures
38-45152BUS 103Human Relations
46-4976PRO 200Professionalism & Ethics
50-5019OHS 100Occupational Health & Safety
51-5280OPR 100Practicum
3-4848COC 105Keyboarding

20 hrs/wk, 52 Weeks, 1040 Hours

WeeksHoursCodeModule Subject
1-240STU 101Essentials of Student Success
3-795COC 104Microsoft Word
8-1176MAT 106Microsoft Excel
12-1695COC 201Microsoft Access
17-23133ENG 102Business English & Communication
2419COM 102Filing
25-34190BUS 101Administrative Procedures
35-41133MAT 220Basic Bookkeeping
42-4576MAT 221Quickbooks
46-4976PRO 200Professionalism & Ethics
5019OHS 100Occupational Health & Safety
51-5280OPR 100Practicum
14-5248COC 105Keyboarding (Concurrent)

20 hrs/wk, 52 Weeks, 1060 Hours

WeeksHoursCodeModule Subject
1-240STU 101Essentials of Student Success
3-795COC 104Microsoft Word
8-1176MAT 106Microsoft Excel
12-1457COC 301Microsoft PowerPoint
15-1519PUB 101Microsoft Publisher
16-2095COM 300Business Communication for the Digital Workplace
21-2119SMM 200Writing for Social Media
22-2576SMM 100Social Media Marketing
26-2619COM 102Filing
27-33133MAT 220Basic Bookkeeping
34-3776MAT 221QuickBooks
38-46171BUS 101Administrative Procedures
47-5076PRO 200Professionalism & Ethics
51-5119OHS 100Occupational Health & Safety
52-5240OPR 100Practicum
1-5249COC 105Keyboarding (Concurrent)

The best way to see if the Centre for Distance Education is right for you is to contact an admissions representative. Get more information about career opportunities, our programs, and financial aid options. Get more info now >>

Required for Enrollment: All applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent prior to enrollment. For any questions about eligibility, please call 1-866-446-5898 to speak with a knowledgeable CD-ED Admissions Representative.

Online Services & Community Learning

As a CD-ED student, you may be learning at home instead of a classroom – but you’re far from on your own. Our student website ensures that you’ll never feel alone, with access to course-wide discussions, live chats and a private messaging system that allow you to interact with as many (or as few!) fellow students as you wish. Plus, you will have weekly interaction with your instructors.

  • Convenient Online Learning Platform
  • Instructor Support
  • The School website is always available
  • Industry Software & Materials
I would strongly recommend CD-ED to any aspiring students looking to take the plunge in to starting their career from the comfort of their homes! The instructors and all the other staff are extremely helpful and supportive, so although you’re working on your own, it never feels like you are alone! Completing my education by distance was extremely beneficial because I could continue to work almost full time, AND I didn’t have to leave my friends and family to go to school. Overall, a wonderful experience from start to finish and I’m so proud of my new diploma! CD-ED is the way to go! :)”
Marissa Dumas, GOA Graduate

Is Office Administration Right for You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about careers in Office Administration and exploring whether Online Learning with CD-ED is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information or take our online training readiness quiz!

A helpful CD-ED Admissions Representative will be happy to answer any questions and can help with everything from career paths to financial aid.

For immediate questions, give us a call at 1-866-446-5898