Office administrators help ensure the productive functioning of a specific department or assist senior staff members with particular tasks and responsibilities. The role of the office administrator is rapidly changing due to advances in computer technology and communications tools that are impacting daily operations in many office environments.

CTS Canadian Career College offers a 26 week program in Barrie, followed by an optional 4-6 week placement, which provides graduates with comprehensive knowledge of and training in the latest software, as well as the skills needed to adapt to and manage the ongoing challenges faced by today’s office administrators.

Career Paths in Office Administration

Office administrators work in the private sector with small companies, and in departments or branches of larger corporations. They also work in the public sector, helping to run branches of local or federal government. These professionals draw on their training to execute a wide range of tasks, which include:

  • Problem-solving
  • Personnel management
  • Dealing with customers
  • Coordinating the flow of information
  • Use of technology to increase office or department efficiency
  • Use of payroll software

Retirement and increased competition has strengthened the demand for new office administrators. Jobs are going to graduates who possess excellent interpersonal skills, as well as familiarity with the latest office technology. Office administrators earn on average $39,214 annually in Canada.

Courses offered in Barrie for Office Administration

CTS offers a 26 week program followed by an optional 4-6 week placement. Attila Farkas (B.Sc., MOS, GD) is the program coordinator for the Barrie campus.

Courses Include:

Educational Success Introduction to Windows
Internet Explorer PC Troubleshooting
Microsoft Outlook 2007 Microsoft Word 2007
Microsoft Excel 2007 Corel WordPerfect 11
Bookkeeping Simply Accounting
Quickbooks Customer Service and Sales
Interpersonal Communication Skills Keyboarding and Job Search Techniques