Halifax

Academy of Learning Career College

Business Accounting Diploma

The objective of this program is to provide the student with the opportunity to acquire knowledge of business concepts, as well as gain valuable computerized accounting and office skills. This program provides graduates with the necessary skills to maintain complete sets of books, keep records of accounts, verify the procedures used for recording financial transactions, and provide personal bookkeeping services.

Admissions Requirements
  • Grade 12 or equivalent or Mature Students
  • Good Command of the English Language
  • Admissions Interview is required
Objectives
  • Handle confidential budget information
  • Process financial reports and memoranda
  • Work with statistical and accounting data
  • Maintain files and records
  • Perform a wide range of office support functions
Career Opportunties
Careers in computerized accounting are continuously in high demand. Excellent opportunities exist for skilled persons in a variety of accounting related positions, including the role of accounting bookkeeper, across the public and private sectors.
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Business Administration Diploma

The Business Administration Diploma program prepares the student for the demands of today’s fast paced business environment. Students learn business knowledge, management, administration skills, practical tools and focuses on utilizing technology, e-commerce, business correspondence, office procedures, project management, and employment strategies.

Admissions Requirements
  • Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status and a passing grade on the admissions test.
Objectives
  • A solid foundation in basic principles of a business; current computer applications, marketing, accounting, and business law.
  • An introduction to business management and administration for every size of organization.
  • Professional skills include: teamwork, communication, customer service, leadership, research and problem solving.
Career Opportunties
  • Assistant Office Manager
  • Administrative Officer
  • Administrative Services Coordinator
  • Financial Assistance Administrator
  • Banking and Insurance Clerk
  • Management Trainee
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Community Service Worker With Addictions Worker Specialty Diploma

With the aging population, the tremendous advancements in technology, and our demand for the best quality of life, the healthcare industry is facing a growing shortage of well-trained personnel. Throughout the North American healthcare industry, there is an acute need to increase the size of the workforce and raise the skill level of that workforce.

A well-trained Community Service and Addictions Worker (CSW) is equipped with a flexible, adaptable career. Social and community service workers administer and implement a variety of social assistance programs and community services specializing in addictions. They assist clients to address personal and social problems. They are employed by social service and government agencies, mental health agencies, group homes, shelters, substance abuse centres, school boards, correctional facilities, and other establishments.

Admissions Requirements
  • Clear Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check
  • 19 years of age or older (varies, depending on province-specific ministry requirements)
  • Grade 12 or equivalent, or Mature Student Status with successful completion of CAST testing
  • Completion of Wonderlic SLE admission test with minimum score of 18
  • Adequate level of physical health to be able to fulfill job requirements
Objectives
  • Comprehensive community service worker knowledge, including psychology, sociology, family life, mental health, addictions, criminology, at-risk populations, case management, counselling, ethics, business communication, report writing, and government and social services.
  • Comprehensive addictions worker knowledge, which includes an overview of drugs (past and present) as they pertain to the Community Service and Social Worker industry.
  • Exploration into the world of addictions. Topics include alcohol and familiar drugs, like tobacco and caffeine, as well as natural health products and over-the-counter drugs.
  • Exploration into the world of addiction treatment and prevention. Students learn about both the prevention and treatment of addictions, including organizations, like AA, which focus on rehabilitation.
Career Opportunties
  • Healthcare and social assistance
  • Nursing and residential care facilities
  • Youth centres
  • Individual and family services
  • Youth protection services
  • Public administration
  • Civic and social organizations
  • Social advocacy
  • Grant-making organizations
  • Provincial government
  • Out-patient care centres
  • Local community service centres (e.g., CLSC)
  • Vocational rehabilitation services
  • Educational services
  • Hospitals
  • Community food and housing
  • Emergency relief services
  • Rehabilitation centres
  • Public and private addictions counselling clinics
  • Addictions and drug awareness agencies
  • Mental health centres
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Medical Office Assistant Diploma

The Medical Office Assistant Diploma is designed to provide employment-ready, comprehensively trained graduates. Successful graduates will be eligible to achieve the CMAP® - Certified Medical Assisting Professional designation in addition to their diploma. Graduates of the program will be fully qualified to work in a hands-on administrative or clinical capacity in a medical field.

Admissions Requirements
  • Clear Criminal Record Check
  • Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent (or satisfactory completion of CAST testing)
  • Satisfactory completion of Wonderlic SLE test
  • Other medical tests (TB Test) or proof of vaccinations may be required
Objectives
  • Comprehensive medical administrative knowledge, which includes medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, hospital and medical office administrative and clinical procedures.
  • Training in a full range of computer and office skills, including current software applications, keyboarding skills to 40 wpm, general office management, accounting, personal and professional development and customer service.
  • On-site work-experience through participation in a one month clinical externship at an approved healthcare facility.
Career Opportunties
  • Medical Secretary
  • Medical Administrator
  • Medical Office Manager
  • Clinical Assistant
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PC Support Specialist Diploma

The PC Support Specialist Diploma program prepares students to effectively manage the problems they may encounter when supporting personal computers in an office environment. It provides in-depth knowledge of both computer hardware and software. Students gain experience by performing hardware configuration-related activities. The program prepares students for the following industry certification exams: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Server+.

Successful student may choose to progress to advanced qualifications such as MCSA, MCSE or MCITP.

Admissions Requirements
  • Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status and a passing grade on the admissions test.
Objectives
  • The necessary skills to provide technical support to end users within a small to medium size office.
  • The ability to troubleshoot hardware and software problems.
  • An understanding of how to replace and install new computer hardware.
  • The knowledge to support all aspects of computer software applications and operating systems.
Career Opportunties
  • Help Desk Technician
  • User Support Technician
  • Call Centre Agent – Technical Support
  • Hardware Installation Technician
  • Computer Help Desk Supervisor
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Web Designer Diploma

Are you a design-oriented person who is comfortable with technology, creatively inclined as well as possess an eye for detail? If your answer is yes, then a career in the multi-billion dollar industry of Web design and graphics could very well be a great and rewarding choice for an exciting career. The demand for professionals who can effectively communicate and captivate an organization’s audience across all types of media is rapidly growing. Web design is increasingly dynamic and very quick to evolve based on an organization’s objectives and the consumers’ needs and has become the focal point for almost every industry around the world.

Admissions Requirements
  • Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status and a passing grade on the admissions test.
Objectives
  • The ability to present creative ideas and understand how to assess client and end user needs.
  • The knowledge to consult with IT professionals to determine how best to incorporate a Web site into existing frameworks.
  • The skills to design the typography, layout, look and feel of Web pages, and incorporate graphics and interactive elements.
  • The proficiency to source, select and organize information for inclusion on the Web site, and is able to test Web site functionality, as well as update Web content and maintain Web sites.
Career Opportunties
  • Web Designer
  • Web Site Developer
  • Internet Site Designer
  • Intranet Site Designer
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