Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DO I DECIDE WHICH CAREER IS RIGHT FOR ME?
Academy of Learning College has introduced several new programs to complement its well established business-oriented diplomas and certificates. These choices give students a wide variety of options for their future career. Students should determine where their aptitudes and capabilities are and then meet with a college representative to discuss alternative program options. Students can then select the field that will satisfy their interests and allow them to achieve their personal goals.
HOW OFTEN DO PROGRAMS START?
Enrolment for any traditional Academy Integrated Learning™ System program is continuous, which means that individual courses start every day. This allows students to begin their studies immediately. Selected specialized programs such as Medical Office Assistant (MOA) and Pharmacy Technician do have established start dates due to classroom set-ups for lecturing purposes. Start dates are woven into students’ schedules to maximize the efficient use of their time and combine the classroom with the more independent Academy method of instruction.
HOW DO I PAY FOR MY COURSES?
Courses may be paid for on an individual basis or by pre-payment of the total amount of the selected program. Federal and Provincial financial assistance in the form of student loans and grants may be available to qualified students to help with the cost of tuition.
WHAT ARE THE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS?
Admission requirements include a Grade 12 diploma or equivalent or Mature Student status. In addition, a satisfactory command of the English language and the ability to work with the Integrated Learning™ System are necessary. Additional requirements may also be necessary for certain specialized programs. All applicants must attend an initial interview process and receive a positive recommendation from the College Director. Foreign students who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents must obtain a Study Permit with their Visitor Visa from Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
I WORK PART-TIME. ARE THE COURSE HOURS FLEXIBLE?
Academy of Learning College’s Integrated Learning™ System gives students the freedom to customize their schedules to suit other factors in their lives. Flextime scheduling allows each individual to choose the most convenient times to learn, including weekdays, evenings and Saturdays, subject to workstation availability and college hours of operation. Selected specialized diploma programs do have set hours for a certain portion of the program, which are instructor-led. This means that some course hours are fixed. College representatives can provide you with more information on these programs.