​​The one-year Office Administration Certificate program prepares students to work in an entry-level position in an office environment. Students complete a two-week work term to learn practical organization, typing, communication and accounting skills needed to succeed in their new careers.

Students can complete a second year to achieve a diploma in Office Administration (Executive). ​



  1. Demonstrate a positive attitude in a business environment to help ensure successful integration into the workplace.
  2. Independently organize and manage the activities of an administrative workplace environment for effective and efficient performance.
  3. Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills for use in the business environment.
  4. Utilize effective interpersonal and teamwork skills to adapt to various business/community working environments.
  5. Conduct research; analyze and present relevant data for use in a business environment.
  6. Record financial transactions using generally accepted accounting principles for use in a business environment.
  7. Utilize and integrate technology to produce business documents at an advanced level using standard document formatting guidelines.

Career Opportunities

Graduates may expect to find employment opportunities in the public and private sectors, including all levels of government, legal and medical offices, accounting firms, hospital and education facilities, and general business offices. As well as acquiring the skills and knowledge necessary to become effective employees in today’s electronic office, graduates gain insight into the creation of a small business of their own.

Graduates are trained for the following specific positions:

  • Administrative assistant
  • Word processing operator
  • Computerized bookkeeper
  • Data processor or transcriptionist
  • Microcomputer specialist
  • As well as additional employment opportunities depending on electives selected

Program Transferability

The Office Administration Program offers exit points after the completion of Certificate or Diploma Levels. Students may graduate with an Office Administration Certificate after the completion of the initial concentration of Office Administration courses.


The Office Administration (Executive) Diploma program at the College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Request for more information

We are excited you are interested in joining CNA-Q's School of Business Studies! You can request for more information or contact below for general inquires:

School of Business Studies

+974 4495 2624

Entrance requirements

  1. ​​​1. High school graduation certificate
  2. ​2. Obtaining the required score on the Academic English Placement (AEP) and Academic Math Placement (AMP). Students who present a valid IELTS Academic Test Report Form received within two years with an overall band 5.0 with no individual skill band below 4.5 are exempt from taking the AEP.
  3. For score requirements on other internationally-recognized tests such as TOEFL, contact the Registrar’s Office. ​​

Language proficiency Requirements

  1. An overall score of 71 or greater on the Oxford Online Placement Test, as administered and validated by the CNA-Q Testing Centre.
  2. Present a valid Academic IELTS exam with an overall band of 5.0 with no individual band score (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) below 4.5.
  3. Successfully complete FL1090, a pass/fail language development course where the final examination is the OOPT. A score of 71 or greater is required on the OOPT.

Note: Applicants who do not meet the entrance requirements and are 19 years of age or older may be considered on an individual basis under the Mature Student Clause.