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Administrative Assistant

Help companies streamline their day-to-day workload and become a part of a vibrant work environment. Enroll in this 17-week diploma program to quickly land your dream job.

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    In-Class: Instructor-led classes held in-person at one or more of our 8 campuses.
    Hybrid: Instructor-led classes on a set schedule held remotely on video over the Internet, with some courses delivered in-person at one of our 8 campuses.
    Remote: Instructor-led classes on a set schedule, held remotely live on video over the Internet.
    Online: Flexible schedule with a set weekly pace and the support of facilitators when you need it; delivered over the Internet.
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    Type

    Diploma

    Duration

    17 Weeks

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    Program Outline

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    About The Program

    Equip yourself with the fundamental knowledge and skills you need to succeed in any professional environment. With our small class sizes, you can get the proper attention and guidance you need from our highly-experienced instructors. You will also receive one-on-one career services assistance to help find your ideal job after graduation.

    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

    100 %

    Employment Rate*

    $ 25

    Average Wage/HR**

    $ 39

    High Wage/HR**

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

    Source: workingincanada.gc.ca

    NOC Code: 1221 - **Wage data rounded down to the nearest dollar. Average wage doesn't reflect the starting salary but represents the middle value between lowest to highest wages. Local (or regional) income may vary. Last updated in May 2021.

    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. 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 will help the student develop the skills necessary to function in writing in the modern business setting. There will be a review of Grammar, Sentence Structure, and Punctuation as they apply to Business communication. Formats for a variety of written and verbal business communications techniques will be taught. Students will complete various exercises with the emphasis on improving their communication skills, and apply them to writing of letters, memorandas, newsletters and reports. Students will also complete a variety of public speaking exercises to enhance verbal and non-verbal skills.
    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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