BizTech College Mississauga has launched a new administrative assistant program to meet the need for a modern, digitally oriented office environment.
There is a strong demand for administrative assistants in Canada right now. Currently, the Government of Canada Job Bank has 2,025 listings for administrative assistant jobs in Canada wide with most openings in the Greater Toronto Area.
Administrative assistants are employed by all sectors – education, public administration, technical services, accounting, healthcare and related services. With digital transformation, employment growth for tech-savvy professionals is expected to grow further.
26- weeks short duration, comprehensive program designed to prepare students for a variety of jobs. Is this program right for you? These quick facts cover everything you need to know about training, admission prerequisites and career prospects.
WHAT SKILLS WILL YOU LEARN IN THE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT PROGRAM?
As a student of the administrative assistant program at BizTech College, you will gain solid knowledge in the following areas and gain transferable skills.
- Answering telephone and electronic queries effectively.
- Schedule, arrange and manage appointments, meetings and travel schedules.
- Determine and establish office procedures, maintain office inventory and supplies.
- Event management – organize and manage office events.
- Advanced MS Office – Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
- Bookkeeping and invoicing using QuickBooks.
- Maintain manual and computerized information filing systems.
- Use cloud-based office software.
HOW LONG IS THE PROGRAM?
This six-month accelerated program is designed to get you job-ready fast, with a varied skill set that will help you secure a job and progress through your career graph.
The program’s added event management component opens up additional career opportunities and helps you get ready for the fast-paced work environment.
“This program equips you with skills to perform a wide range of tasks. From reception, scheduling meetings, bookkeeping to event management. With demand for virtual assistants increasing post-pandemic, our program will give you the apt technical skills to work from home.” (Peter Nelson, Administrative Assistant Instructor, BizTech College)
WHAT ARE THE ADMISSION PREREQUISITES FOR ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT DIPLOMA?
Students looking to enroll in our administrative assistant program at BizTech College should meet the following prerequisites:
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent OR
- Mature Student Status (18 years of age or older) AND
- Successful completion of Entry Assessment Test
Through easy virtual appointments, our admission reps will guide you through the program details, career goals, and application process.
CAN YOU GET FINANCIAL AID?
Yes, the administrative assistant program at BizTech College is eligible for OSAP. The college also offers an interest-free self-payment option. Our admission counsellors will help you with the financial aid options you qualify for.
Students may be eligible for the Second Career program. Second Career covers up to $28,000 of education costs for learning new skills and retraining.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AS AN ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT?
Administrative assistant program graduates have excellent career opportunities in almost every sector. You can further explore careers as:
- Office assistant
- Virtual assistant
- Assistant manager
- Office manager
- Office administrator
- Executive assistant
The average wage for administrative assistants in Greater Toronto Region is $22.53 per hour. However, experienced office professionals can earn up to $34.00 per hour.
WILL YOU GET CAREER SUPPORT?
BizTech College has an excellent career services team that has worked with you from day one of the program’s start. Our counsellors will help you build a professional profile, including a resume, cover letter and LinkedIn.
Our unique client readiness program helps you gain transferable interpersonal skills through mock interviews. Enhancing professional persona to not only secure the right job but grow in the chosen profession.
Whether you are our student or a graduate, you have guaranteed life-long career support, no matter where you are in your career path.
WANT TO LEARN MORE?
If you still have questions about our new administrative assistant program, our admission counsellors can guide you virtually from the comfort of your home/work.
You can also talk to a subject matter expert during your appointment to ensure this program is right for you.