Office Administrator

Master Microsoft Office applications for success in an office administration role.

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26 Weeks



Program Outline

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About The Program

The Office Administrator program gives students the option to specialize in accounting and Microsoft Office applications.

Career Opportunities

As an Office Administrator (Accounting Specialist) graduate, you will qualify for positions such as: Accounting Clerk,  Administrative Assistant, Database/Data Entry Clerk, Office Administration, Business Applications Specialist, and  Executive Assistant.

Employers Who Have Hired triOS Grads

  • Toronto Board of Trade Marketing
  • ICS Courier Head Office
  • Walmart Canada
  • BMO Bank of Montreal
  • First Ontario Credit Union


100 %

Employment Rate*

$ 21

Average Wage/HR**

$ 33

High Wage/HR**

*Employment Rate based on 2019 contactable triOS graduates employed in a related field.


NOC Code: 1431, 1221 - **Wage data based on NOC Code 1431 and rounded down to the nearest dollar. Local (or regional) income may vary. Last updated in May, 2021

Program Details

Are you interested in putting your problem-solving and organizational skills to use in an office setting? Do you want to ensure that all administration activities of a business run efficiently? If so, then the Office Administrator program is the right fit for you.

An Office Administrator is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the office; responsibilities can include, but are not limited to: answering phone calls, overseeing appointments and schedules, organizing company events, and performing accounting tasks. Since Office Administrators play a critical role in office activities, employers ask for well-rounded and skilled candidates to join their team.

As a student of the Office Administrator program, you will be fully equipped to take on this role by the time you graduate. You will have extensive knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, and Word, learn aspects of financial management like planning and budgeting, and get introduced to advanced accounting concepts including depreciation, cash flow analysis, and temporary and long-term investments.

Students enrolled in the program 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. Sage 300
In this course, students will learn to set up banking and taxes service modules in Sage300 2017. They will also learn to set of vendor and customer records and process transactions in the amounts payable and accounts receivable modules of Sage300 2017.
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. Advanced Accounting
In this course, students will build on principles learned in the intermediate accounting courses. Students will be introduced to more advanced concepts regarding assets and liabilities including accounting for bad debt, depreciation and long-term assets, cash flow analysis, and temporary and long-term investments. In addition, students will learn how to record the effects of partnership and corporate activity and analyze financial statements for decision-making.
Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. APS internship
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. Introduction to Finance
Financial management has evolved into a focus on managing financial assets more efficiently. Students will learn about the objectives of financial management as well as planning and budgeting. Sources and forms of financing will also be discussed.
Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Payroll Fundamentals 1
Students will learn about calculating employment income and the process for hiring and terminating employees from a payroll perspective.
Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Payroll Fundamentals 2
Students will learn amount government remittances and proper recording of payroll information.
Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Payroll Compliance Legislation
Students will learn about the objectives of the payroll process, who the stakeholders in the process are, and about the various pieces of federal and provincial/territorial legislation that affect the payroll process.
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). Passing score on entrance assessment.

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Success Stories

There are no words to describe the time I have spent at triOS. I will never forget my time there. The staff and students are so welcoming.

Chantell M.

Graduated 2015