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Willis College offers a career-focused approach to adult education, enabling graduates to transition into careers in business, technology, and healthcare.  Over the years, this adult private career college has played a major role in seeing more than 150,000 graduates,   leading successful lives in Canadian communities and around the world.

Office Administrator & HR Specialist | Office Administration Training

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28 Weeks in Ottawa, Smiths Falls and Arnprior

About this Office Administrator Program

Become a respected HR professional in 28 short weeks with our hands on office administration and human resources courses, offered by one of the top business colleges in Ottawa. If you are good at communicating and problem solving, then the office administration and human resources training you get in Willis College’s Office Administrator — Human Resources Specialist Diploma could be right for you. A career in HR is exciting and in demand in many companies and in every industry. This program offers some of the best and most practical office administration and human resources courses in Ottawa.

A Great Introduction to Office Administration and Human Resources

The Office Administrator – HR Specialist diploma program covers many topics such as: Microsoft Office Applications, Financial Accounting and Payroll, Business Communications, Human Resources, Business Law, Economics and Human Resources Management. Choose Willis College and acquire an Office Administration diploma quickly to start an exciting and promising career in Human Resources. Are you ready to learn great skills through fun and interactive office administration and human resources courses? Then the the Office Administrator – HR Specialist is the perfect program for you.

Is this Office Administration Program Right for you?

This program is an excellent fit for:

  • Someone who works well in a team atmosphere, excels at problem solving and is passionate about communications
  • A mature student who has previous job experience looking to enhance and develop new or existing skills that are relevant to today’s job market
  • A recent graduate who wants to specialize in an emerging and in-demand business field
  • Someone seeking hands on office administration and human resources training
  • Someone who wants to fast-track to a new and exciting career in business

Office Administrator Program Course List


  • Microsoft Office Suite 2010
  • Business Communications I, II & III
  • Business Office Procedures
  • Financial Accounting I & II
  • Payroll
  • QuickBooks with Payroll
  • Human Resources Management
  • Business Law
  • Economics


Career Opportunities


Successful graduates of this office administration and human resources program may pursue a wide variety of interesting and rewarding professions, including:

  • Human Resources & Recruitment Officers
  • Administrative Officer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Customer Services Representative – Financial Services
  • Administrative Clerks
  • Accounting and Related Clerks
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Executive Assistant

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) Codes for this program include: 1221, 1222, 1223, 1433, 1441, 1241, 1411, 1431,1432, 1453


Willis College Student Benefits


Willis College offers a full range of services to assist students, including:

  • Registered and Approved Diploma Programs
  • Financial Aid Assistance
  • Help with Government Security Clearance application
  • Career Management Seminars
  • Career Placement Services
  • Willis College Exclusive Career Fairs
  • Exclusive Partnerships with Employers looking to hire Willis graduates
  • Professional standard textbooks and materials
  • Free usage of a tablet with E-book option
  • Personal Email Account and Backed-up File Storage
  • Discount on Future Courses for Graduates
  • Approved Tax Receipt for 100% of Tuition Fees


Admission Requirement


  • Grade 12 (Ontario Secondary School Diploma) or GED equivalence


  • Willis College Entrance Assessment. If you are a Mature Student (over 18 years of age) you can gain admittance by writing a free entrance assessment test. Note: Students with foreign credentials, regardless of whether their documents have been translated/compared or not, should be tested to establish literacy in the English language.

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Additional Information: Find Out More…

To learn more about the career opportunities in Business and explore if this is right career training option for you, fill out the Request Information Form at the top of this page to receive info on career stats, courses, training options, financial aid and more!

Or to speak directly with an Admissions Consultant now, contact the campus nearest you:

Ottawa Campus: 613-233-1128

Smiths Falls Campus: 613-283-1905

Arnprior Campus: 613-623-1114

“ I chose Willis College to further my education and career and I have not regretted it. It seemed like a natural choice because my grandmother, mother, aunt and sister all graduated from Willis College. I highly recommend Willis College to anyone who is serious about their career success! ”

~ Erin Blaskie, Willis College Business Graduate, President 
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See what other graduates have to say about their Willis College experience here.

*Please Note: Not all programs are offered on all campuses. Please contact the campus nearest you for program details.

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