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Administrative Assistant

Help companies streamline their day-to-day workload and be part of a dynamic environment.

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Type

Diploma

Duration

17 Weeks

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Program Outline

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About The Program

Graduates of the Administrative Assistant program are equipped with fundamental skills to succeed in any professional environment. Students will also receive one-on-one career services assistance to help find them their ideal job.

 

Career Opportunities

Our Administrative Assistant program can qualify you for careers such as: Administrative Assistant, Office Assistant, and Executive Office Assistant.

 

 

Employers Who Have Hired triOS Grads

  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • YMCA
  • Ontario Ministry of Health
  • CIBC
  • Investors Group
  • Scotiabank
  • BMO Bank of Montreal
  • Citibank Canada

Salary

88 %

Employment Rate*

$ 22

Average Wage/HR**

$ 34

High Wage/HR**

*Employment Rate based on 2018 contactable triOS graduates employed in a related field.

Source: workingincanada.gc.ca

NOC Code: 1221, 1241 - **Wage data rounded down to the nearest dollar. Local (or regional) income may vary. Last updated on Nov. 1st, 2019.

Program Details

Do you see yourself excelling in an office-based environment? Are you interested in learning the fundamentals necessary to kick-start your career in a business and office setting? If so, then the Administrative Assistant program is just what you need.

This program places a strong focus on Microsoft Office and Accounting software applications that are used in today’s offices. By the end of the program, you will be well-versed in Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. You will also take accounting courses which will help further your knowledge of accounting procedures such as payroll, bank reconciliations, and pay cash. You will use QuickBooks to complete all accounting-related tasks and assignments.

Students enrolled in this program will receive:

  • Training on the latest software applications required by employers.
  • Career services assistance.
  • Software subscriptions for Microsoft Office and Windows are included in the tuition fee.
Course Listings
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Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Introduction to Accounting (using Sage 50)
In this course students will be introduced to accounting concepts and procedures. Students will learn about debits and credits and how to analyze and record business transactions. In addition, students will look at banking procedures, cash control as well as payroll concepts and procedures, including employee taxes. They will also gain an understanding of the employer’s tax responsibilities. In this course, students learn how to set up and interact with the different ledgers in Sage 50 to support small business activities. In addition, students will perform General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Payroll transactions.
Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Introduction to Accounting (using Sage 50)
In this course students will be introduced to accounting concepts and procedures. Students will learn about debits and credits and how to analyze and record business transactions. In addition, students will look at banking procedures, cash control as well as payroll concepts and procedures, including employee taxes. They will also gain an understanding of the employer’s tax responsibilities. In this course, students learn how to set up and interact with the different ledgers in Sage 50 to support small business activities. In addition, students will perform General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Payroll transactions.
Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Intermediate Accounting (using QuickBooks)
This course completes the accounting cycle and furthers the student’s knowledge of accounting procedures in payroll, pay cash and bank reconciliations. Central to this course is the merchandising firm and its accounting cycle, central to this is appropriate valuation of inventory and cost of goods sold calculations. This material will be presented manually are working on paper and using computerized accounting system of QuickBooks.
Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Business Communication
This course is designed to give students a basic understanding of communication skills in the business environments. Focus will be placed on both written and spoken communications. Students will review the basic writing process with emphasis on the mechanics of writing. They will also learn the importance of effective spoken communication, deliver an oral presentation, and participate in a mock meeting.
Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Microsoft Outlook
This Microsoft Outlook course is created for students to build and validate the skills businesses need to succeed in today's information economy. It also provides students with the skills and knowledge they need to use to effectively manage e-mails, contacts, calendars, and tasks. Outlook has become the corporate standard electronic personal organizer. These are the foundational skills needed to communicate using Outlook in a variety of positions within and organization. This course is computer intensive and demands basic computer proficiency and a basic understanding of e-mail software. Students are expected to make arrangements to meet proficiency needs.
Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Microsoft PowerPoint
This course is designed for students who are interested in learning the fundamentals needed to create and modify basic presentations by using Microsoft PowerPoint. Students will explore the PowerPoint environment and create a presentation, will format text on slides to enhance clarity, enhance the visual appeal, add graphical objects to a presentation and modify them, and finalize a presentation to deliver it.
Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Career Management
Our Career Management program introduces students to the strategies and components of an effective job search, including self-marketing and awareness, skills inventory, job search tools and the job market. The Career Management course is delivered by our on-campus Career Services Team who are there throughout the job search to assist and mentor students towards achieving their ultimate goal of employment in their field of study. Our Team of Career Services Professionals maintain relationships in their communities with key employers and organizations that recognize the value triOS graduates have to offer. The skills learned throughout Career Management at triOS will continue to serve students in their job search as they navigate their new careers.
Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Microsoft Excel
This Microsoft Office Excel 2016 course is created for students to build and validate the skills needed to succeed in today's economy. It also provides students with the skills and knowledge they need to use Microsoft Office Excel effectively in all aspects of their personal and professional lives. Excel is the world's most popular spreadsheet software. Whether you are managing a household or running a small business, Excel will help you develop useful techniques to help business processes. This course is computer intensive and demands basic computer proficiency and a basic understanding of spreadsheet software. Students are expected to make arrangements to meet proficiency needs as necessary.
Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Microsoft Word
This Microsoft Word course is created for students to build and validate the skills businesses need to succeed in today's information economy. It also provides students with the skills and knowledge they need to use Microsoft Word effectively in all aspects of their personal and professional lives. Word is the world's most popular word processing software. Learning how to create, edit, format and print documents, enhance work with formatting, use bullets and numbering, add simple borders, tables, headers/footers, organizing data columns, and styles, are the foundational skills needed in preform in many positions. This course is computer intensive and demands basic computer proficiency and a basic understanding of word processing software. The course combines lecture/demonstration by an instructor with readings, trainings, projects, and a final exam for students to work on in a simulation-based environment. Students are expected to ensure they meet proficiency requirements for working in this environment.
Admission Requirements
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High school graduation diploma, or Mature Student Status (for more information please refer to the Program Overview at the top of this page or speak to your Education Consultant)

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Success Stories

In the 17 weeks I was there I learned so much! I had amazing instructors who managed to teach a lot of curriculum in a short period of time. One week before I graduated, I obtained a job as an Administrative Assistant with a property maintenance company. Now I love my job and I have triOS to thank for the skills I learnt that I put to use everyday!

Ashley E.

Graduated 2015