Mississauga East

Academy of Learning Career College

Accounting and Payroll Administrator Diploma

The Accounting and Payroll Administrator Diploma program provides students with the necessary skills to maintain a complete set of books, keep records of accounts, verify the procedures used for recording financial transactions, and provide personal bookkeeping services. It also provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge required to perform payroll administrative responsibilities in the payroll department. The student will write CPA’s exams to acquire the Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification. In addition to accounting and payroll expertise, students gain basic skills and experience in business correspondence, office procedures, performing a job search, and being successful in today’s workplace environment.

Admissions Requirements
  • Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status and passing grade on the admissions test.
Objectives
  • The ability to maintain employee attendance records to calculate pay and benefits entitlements using manual or computerized system.
  • The skills to collect, verify and process payroll information and determine pay and benefit entitlements for employees with a manual or computerized system.
  • The capability to prepare and balance period end reports and reconcile issued payroll to bank statements.
  • The understanding to deal with statistical and accounting data and maintain accounting records.
  • The background to prepare T4 and other statements.
Career Opportunties
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Pay and Benefits Administrator
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Salary Administration Officer
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Administrative Assistant Diploma

The Administrative Assistant diploma program introduces students to office administration and its many facets in the business world. This program provides graduates with the necessary skills to compile, verify, record, and process forms and documents, such as applications, agreements, and letters, in accordance with established procedures, guidelines, and schedules. Students will have the opportunity to learn today's most popular office software applications.

Admissions Requirements
  • Grade 12 or equivalent or Mature Students
  • Good Command of the English Language
  • Admissions Interview is required
Objectives
  • Performing a variety of administrative and clerical functions
  • Preparing reports
  • Assisting with overall departmental functions
Career Opportunties
Skilled Administrative Assistants are in great demand in both large corporations and small independent businesses. All employers in all industry sectors require staff that possess strong office and software-related skills to perform their administrative functions. Administrative Assistants may move into supervisory office positions as their careers progress
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Business Administration Diploma

The Business Administration Diploma is designed to prepare students for the demands of today’s fast-paced business environment. Its objective is to expose students to a vast array of business knowledge, management and administration skills, and practical tools that will assist them in dealing with situations within a business-related career. Courses focus on professional skills required by today’s employers, including knowledge of how businesses utilize technology, e-commerce, business correspondence, office procedures, project management, and employment success strategies.

Admissions Requirements
  • Grade 12 or equivalent or Mature Students
  • Good Command of the English Language
  • Admissions Interview is required
Objectives
  • A solid foundation in basic principles of a business environment, including current computer applications, marketing, accounting and business law.
  • An introduction to the most relevant aspects of business management and administration
  • Professional skills in high demand by employers. These skills include: team-work, communication, customer service, leadership, research and problem solving.
  • A solid knowledge of business practices and principles. It also develops the student’s ability to relate and apply this knowledge to current social and economic conditions.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications and accounting.
Career Opportunties
This program provides the student with a range of business knowledge and skills, which cross several disciplines, resulting in a well-rounded and highly skilled employee. Graduates of this program are prepared for a variety of entry-level administrative and management trainee positions in a broad range of employment settings, specializing in those areas of interest, experience, and greatest ability. Careers in accounting and finance, marketing, production and operations, human resources, and general administration are available to those students who possess the proper combination of business skills, experience, personal ability, and aptitude.
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Conference And Event Planner Diploma

The Conference and Event Planner Diploma program is designed to prepare students for careers in the fast-paced and exciting world of conference and event management. Its objective is to expose students to a broad range of knowledge and processes, administration skills, and practical tools that will assist them in dealing with situations within a conference and event planning related career.

Admissions Requirements
  • Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status and a passing grade on the admissions test.
Objectives
  • The knowledge and skills necessary to lead and/or assist in the development and/or implementation of conferences and events.
  • An introduction to the most relevant aspects of planning and coordination of event logistics.
  • Professional skills in high demand by employers such as negotiating, decision making, team-work, communication, customer service, leadership, research and problem solving.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications.
Career Opportunties
  • Conference and Meeting Planner
  • Conference Planner
  • Conference Services Officer
  • Convention Coordinator
  • Event Planner
  • Special Events Organizer
  • Trade Show Planner
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Marketing Coordinator Diploma

The Marketing Coordinator Diploma program prepares students for an entry level marketing support position related to integrated marketing and communication activities. Marketing knowledge and processes, administration skills, and practical tools will assist them in dealing with marketing situations. Those wanting to progress to a manager level may, given the proper skills, experience personal attributes and additional training.

Admissions Requirements
  • Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status and a passing grade on the admissions test.
Objectives
  • The ability to assist the Marketing Manager with a wide range of marketing activities. Also prepare desktop publishing and develop sales collateral, proposals, brochures, newsletters using Microsoft Publisher, Photoshop Basics and Illustrator Basics.
  • Exposure to direct mail, outbound calls, mass e-mail, broadcast campaigns, marketing events and trade shows, public relations, and other marketing tools.
Career Opportunties
  • Marketing and Events Coordinator
  • Sales and Marketing Coordinator
  • Direct Marketing Coordinator
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Project Administration Diploma

The Project Administration Diploma program is positioned as an entry level opportunity to this profession and will provide students with a competitive advantage in this untapped market segment. The program provides the basic foundation to work towards industry certification through the Project Management Institute (PMI), specifically the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) designation. This certification provides students with an opportunity for career growth and advancement.

Admissions Requirements
  • Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status and a passing grade on the admissions test.
Objectives
  • The ability to assist the Marketing Manager with a wide range of marketing activities. Also prepare desktop publishing and develop sales collateral, proposals, brochures, newsletters using Microsoft Publisher, Photoshop Basics and Illustrator Basics.
  • Exposure to direct mail, outbound calls, mass e-mail, broadcast campaigns, marketing events and trade shows, public relations, and other marketing tools.
Career Opportunties
  • Administrative Officer
  • Administrative Services Coordinator
  • Business Services Officer
  • Implementation Officer
  • Office Coordinator
  • Planning Officer
  • Public Trustee
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Community Service Worker 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 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. 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
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
  • Full range of computer and office skills, including current software applications, keyboarding skills, and personal and professional development
  • On-site work experience through participation in a 160-hour placement at an approved CSW facility
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
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Medical Office Assistant Diploma

With the aging population, the tremendous increase 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 as well as to raise the skill level of that workforce. This program is designed to provide employment-ready, comprehensively trained graduates. Successful graduates will be eligible to receive the CMAP – Certified Medical Assisting Professional designation in addition to their diploma. These graduates are fully qualified to work in a hands-on, administrative/clinical support capacity in any medical field.

Admissions Requirements
  • Grade 12 or equivalent or Mature Students
  • Good Command of the English Language
  • Admissions Interview is required
  • Clear, relevant Criminal Record Check
  • Adequate level of physical health to meet the requirements of the program and prospective employment
Objectives
  • Comprehensive medical administrative knowledge, including medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, and hospital and medical office administrative and clinical procedures
  • Full-range of computer and office skills, including current software applications, keyboarding skills of 55 WPM, general office management, accounting, personal and professional development, and customer service
  • On-site work-experience through participation in a one month externship at an approved healthcare training facility
Career Opportunties
Graduates of this program are qualified to work in a wide variety of healthcare settings and occupations. Job titles vary per location, but graduates are an integral part of many healthcare settings
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Medical Office Assistant With Health Unit Coordinator Speciality 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, medical office and clinical administrative procedures
  • In-depth hospital administrative knowledge of nursing units, emergency response codes, infection control and treatment procedures, including an understanding of mental disorders and treatments, workplace ethics, and processing medication, laboratory and doctors’ orders
  • Full range of computer and office skills, including current software applications, keyboarding skills, bookkeeping, and personal and professional development
  • On-site work experience through participation in a 160 hour Clinical Preceptorship at an approved healthcare facility
Career Opportunties
  • Graduates may form an integral part of many healthcare settings, including:
    • Physicians’ Offices
    • Clinics
    • Walk-in Care Centres
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Medical Receptionist Diploma

Graduates from the Medical Receptionist Diploma program will be able to work effectively in any medical office as a receptionist. After completing this diploma they will have the acquired skills to enable them to meet and greet patients, direct them to appropriate services, answer telephones, take messages, schedule appointments and perform other routine administrative tasks.

Admissions Requirements
  • Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status and a passing grade on the admissions test.
Objectives
  • A clear understanding of medical office procedures and medical office terminology.
  • The skills to handle general office duties such as filing, sorting and copying.
  • The ability to perform word processing, spreadsheets and data management skills.
  • The knowledge to book appointments and make referrals (both computerized and manual).
Career Opportunties
  • Dental Receptionist
  • Physician’s Receptionist
  • Optometrist’s Receptionist
  • Medical Receptionist
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Home Inspection Diploma

The Home Inspection Diploma is designed to introduce students to a vast array of practical and technical skills and tools, preparing them for a career in the Home Inspection industry. This program provides training that meets with the professional standards of the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors (CAHPI) and the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI).

Admissions Requirements
  • Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status and a passing grade on the admissions test.
Objectives
  • The knowledge of roof inspections, focusing on system performance, safety concerns, and conformity with good construction practice.
  • The ability to handle disputes with effective resolutions.
  • The structural comprehension of components of a residential dwelling.
  • The ability to inspect installed heating equipment as well as identify the energy source, type, material, conditions and any safety concerns related to this equipment.
  • The knowledge to identify typical defects on cooling systems and apply correct inspection techniques.
  • The awareness of an interior water supply and distribution systems.
  • The ability to inspect all aspects of a dwelling’s exterior.
  • The knowledge to build an independent business.
  • The ability to create, write and deliver reports.
  • The basic proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
Career Opportunties
To work in either the public or private sector of the home inspection industry, as well as self employment as a Home Inspector.
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International Hospitality Management Diploma

Hospitality is diverse and global in nature and one of the growing industries around the world. The International Hospitality Management Diploma program is designed to prepare students for careers in the fast-paced, rewarding and challenging world of hospitality management. The program appeals to individuals who are charismatic, outgoing, capable and energetic. Its objective is to produce qualified graduates, ready to work in hotels and other accommodation services at a supervisory level.

Students will gain a broad range of management and operational skills and practical tools that will assist them in dealing with situations within the hospitality industry service environment. The program provides the skills to progress to higher-level careers, given the proper combination of skills, experience, personal attributes, and additional training.

Admissions Requirements
  • Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status and a passing grade on the admissions test.
Objectives
  • The skills to manage all physical aspects of a hotel, restaurant or hospitality property including; front office, housekeeping, and food service operations.
  • Supervisory and communication skills for effective leadership.
  • Techniques to develop and maintain high-performance teams.
  • Purchasing strategies and techniques.
Career Opportunties
  • Hospitality Manager
  • Banquet Manager
  • Food and Beverages Services Manager
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Catering and Conference Services Manager
  • Hotel Clerk Supervisor
  • Reservations Supervisor
  • Theatre Attendants Supervisor
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Computer Service Technician Diploma

The Computer Service Technician Diploma program prepares students to deal with the problems they may encounter when servicing personal computers. It provides in-depth knowledge of computer hardware. Students will gain experience by performing hardware configuration-related activities. The program prepares students for the following industry certification exams: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Server+.

Admissions Requirements
  • Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status and a passing grade on the admissions test.
Objectives
  • The necessary technical skills relating to maintenance and repair to PC hardware.
  • The understanding of the design and application of PC software and operating systems.
Career Opportunties
  • Computer Service Technician
  • Electronic Service Technician Supervisor
  • Field Service Technician
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Network Administrator Diploma

The Network Administrator Diploma program provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to plan, install, and provide routine control and manage situations in relation to quality communications network services in an information system. It will provide in-depth knowledge on evaluating communications hardware, software and transmission service alternatives against changing business requirements, maintaining links with network suppliers, support for systems; localizing and rectifying faults in networks and handling non-routine problems. It will also provide expertise and practical assistance in delivering service that complies with statutory and other standards as well as strategic and tactical plans. The program prepares students for the following industry certification exams: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Server+, CompTIA Security+, MCTS, and MCITP Server Administrator.

Admissions Requirements
  • Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status and a passing grade on the admissions test.
Objectives
  • The ability to provide day-to-day onsite administrative support for software users in a variety of environments.
  • The understanding to maintain, troubleshooting and administer the use of local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), hardware, software and related computer equipment.
  • The skills to design and configure networks, recommend purchases of application servers, peripherals, and software.
  • The training to evaluate, install and support computer hardware, networking software, and operating system software.
Career Opportunties
  • Hardware Installation Coordinator
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Support Technician
  • Network Operator
  • Local Area Network (LAN) Administrator
  • Local Area Network (LAN) Technician
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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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Immigration Consultant Diploma

The Immigration Consultant Diploma program is designed to prepare students for a wide range of opportunities within the immigration consultancy field. During the duration of the program, students learn both the theoretical and practical aspects of the profession required to advise and represent potential immigrants before Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the Immigration and Refugee Board, and the Canadian Border Services Agency.

Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCIC) are able to work and practice across Canada as well as in other countries. Graduates of the Immigration Consultant Diploma program may also find employment within immigration practices of law firms, immigration consulting firms and government agencies. To this effect, the program curriculum provides students with the various aspects of immigration law and rules of professional conduct. The program also aims to educate students in the skills necessary to apply this knowledge to represent clients and operate a successful immigration consultancy practice.

The accredited Immigration Consultant Diploma program prepares students to write the Full Skills Examination administered by Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) to obtain their Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) designation.

Admissions Requirements
  • Successful completion of at least two (2) years of post-secondary education or equivalent; or
  • A minimum of two (2) years of related work experience or equivalent as set by the education provider; and
  • Satisfactory language test score (passing grade of English or French test set by the education provider); and
  • Proof of Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status, or Status Indian within the meaning of the Indian Act (Canada)
Objectives
  • Represent people applying to Citizenship and Immigration Canada for entry to Canada
  • Represent clients before the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
  • Provide legal advice and prepare applications
  • Represent individuals in proceedings
  • Negotiate on behalf of clients
Career Opportunties
  • Immigration Consultant
  • Immigration Counsellor
  • Immigration Consulting Assistant
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Law Clerk Diploma

This program prepares students for the exciting and challenging world of the law clerk. During the program, students learn both the knowledge and skills necessary to assist an Ontario lawyer in various practice areas, such as civil litigation, criminal, family, real estate, corporate and commercial, and wills and estates practice.

The program equips students with everyday skills required to perform office procedures under a lawyer’s direction with a focus on case and file management, time and financial management, client communication, and record keeping in compliance with professional standards.

Students are prepared to write one or all of the four provincial law clerk examinations (i.e., litigation, corporate law, real estate, and wills and estates).

Admissions Requirements
  • Grade 12 or equivalent graduate or Mature Student status (19 years of age or over with at least one year out of high school) and subject to the discretion of the college Director. Grade 12 or equivalent graduates who cannot supply appropriate proof and Mature Students will be required to complete an entrance examination to properly assess their personal strengths and weaknesses.
  • Good command of the English language, ability to work with an individualized learning system, particularly the Integrated Learning™ System, or online learning as applicable, and ability to follow instructions.
Objectives
  • Under a lawyer’s direction, law clerks are responsible for office procedures with a focus on case and file management, time and financial management, client communication, and record keeping in compliance with professional standards
  • In a litigation office, duties involve filing documents with the courts, interviewing clients and witnesses, researching, and drafting court documents. They also accompany a lawyer to meetings and court appearances. Law clerks must have knowledge of court procedures and be familiar with the rules of drafting of pleadings.
  • In a solicitor’s office, law clerks maintain corporate documents, file documents, prepare real estate documents, complete real estate transactions, conduct title searches, draft documents and complete research.
  • In an estate practice, the law clerk must be familiar with all the steps in estate planning, administration and litigation, including drafting of documents and preparation of files for court.
Career Opportunties
Recent studies indicate that strong growth in law clerk jobs is expected over the next few years. Law clerks are employed by law firms, corporate law departments, government departments and agencies, courts and tribunals, financial companies, and real estate title insurers. Careers requiring the skills learned in this program include:
  • Commercial Law Clerk
  • Legal Assistant
  • Corporate Law Clerk
  • Litigation Law Clerk
  • Wills and Estates Law Clerk
  • Criminal Law Clerk
  • Family Law Clerk
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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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Payroll Administrator Certificate

The objective of the Payroll Administrator Certificate program is to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge required to perform payroll administrative responsibilities in the payroll department and to be able to apply payroll legislation. Students become familiar with basic payroll practices and procedures, and are eligible to apply to the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) for Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification. In addition to accounting and payroll expertise, students gain skills and experience in word processing, spreadsheet applications, telephone communication skills and performing a job search.

Admissions Requirements
  • Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status and a passing grade on the admissions test.
Objectives
  • The skills to maintain records of employee attendance, leave, and overtime.
  • The ability to calculate pay and benefit entitlements in Canadian and other currencies using manual or computerized systems.
  • The knowledge to prepare and verify statements of earnings for employees.
  • The ability to provide information to employees on payroll matters, benefit plans, and collective agreement provisions.
  • The skills to compile statistical reports, statements, and summaries related to pay and benefits accounts, and prepare period-end reports.
  • The necessary skills to operate computing, calculating and other office equipment.
Career Opportunties
  • Benefits Officer
  • Pay and Benefits Administrator/Clerk
  • Salary Administration Officer
  • Pay Advisor/Clerk
  • Payroll Officer/Clerk
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Payroll And Accounting Certificate

The Payroll and Accounting Certificate program prepares students to work in the finance and payroll departments of business establishments. The Canadian Payroll Association’s (CPA) courses covered in this program apply towards the CPA’s Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification.

Admissions Requirements
  • Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status and a passing grade on the admissions test.
Objectives
  • The knowledge to provide timely and accurate processes of payroll.
  • The ability to prepare monthly journal entries; reconcile accounts.
  • The skills to report payroll matters to related government bodies.
  • The understanding to manage the year-end process.
  • The training to process payments and company expenses.
  • The ability to provide general office duties: faxing, photocopying, etc.
Career Opportunties
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Benefits Clerk
  • Claims Clerk
  • Ledger Control Clerk
  • Insurance Clerk – Financial Sector
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Addictions Worker Certificate

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 Addictions Worker (AW) 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 in coping with 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
  • Other medical tests (e.g., TB Test) or proof of vaccinations (e.g., Hepatitis B) may be required by industry
  • Good command of the English language – both written and oral
  • Completion of standard registration form
Objectives
  • 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

Graduates of this program are qualified to work in a wide variety of CSW/AW settings and occupations. Job titles vary per location, but graduates are an integral part of many settings, including:

  • Rehabilitation centres
  • Public addiction counselling clinics
  • Private addiction counselling clinics
  • Addiction and drug awareness agencies
  • Mental health centres
  • 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 (CLSC)
  • Vocational rehabilitation services
  • Educational services
  • Hospitals
  • Community food and housing
  • Emergency relief services
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Medical Information Assistant Certificate

The Medical Information Assistant Certificate program prepares students to work in healthcare establishments as executive/senior assistants. The program provides students with comprehensive medical administrative knowledge and office skills to become successful as assistants in healthcare settings.

Admissions Requirements
  • Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status and a passing grade on the admissions test.
Objectives
  • An understanding to be able to respond to patient inquiries by phone and e-mail.
  • The ability to monitor and facilitate patient flow through the clinic.
  • The knowledge to organize and file medical records.
  • The training to update physician/clinic information on the internal database.
  • The background to provide assistance to physicians and nurses.
  • The skills to provide basic office accounting.
Career Opportunties
  • Assistant – Clinic
  • Medical Assistant
  • Committee Clerk
  • Corporate Secretary
  • Medical related Associations
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Personal Support Worker Certificate

This program is designed to standardize training and provide a solid educational base for workers who provide long-term care and support services to individuals in both institutional and community settings.

Admissions Requirements
  • Grade 12 or equivalent or Mature Student Status
  • Passing score on the literacy test
  • Fluency in English (oral and written)
  • Fitness to complete the practical components of the program
  • Up-to-date immunization (seasonal flu and Hepatitis A and B immunizations are recommended) and free of communicable diseases
  • Clear Criminal Record Check or a full pardon Police checks must include “Vulnerable Position Screening.”
Objectives
  • Co-operating with all members of the health team
  • Promoting safety and working in a safe manner
  • Practicing universal precautions and maintaining a clean working environment
  • Assisting with ambulating, mobilization, and proper positioning and maintaining body alignment as required
  • Assisting with mechanical and physical lifts and/or transfers
  • Changing bed linens and towels and performing laundry-related tasks
  • Assisting with personal hygiene (e.g., bathing, dressing, toileting, etc.
  • Assisting with meal preparation, grocery shopping, feeding, dietary planning, and food handling and reporting fluid intake and output
  • Taking and recording blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respirations, body weight, and height
  • Collecting various specimens for required medical tests
  • Assisting with range of motion exercises and other rehabilitative measures
  • Providing emotional and social support services to care-receivers and their families
  • Works as a supportive care worker for palliative care and hospice patients.
  • Observing and reporting clinical and treatment findings, behavioural changes, and changes in ongoing conditions
  • Maintaining records and documenting procedures.
Career Opportunties
Training in the Personal Support Worker program provides the opportunity for students to develop basic nursing and social service training skills necessary for employment in homes and apartments in the community, long-term facilities, congregate housing settings, and/or day programs.
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CompTIA A+ Certification Preparation Certificate

The entry-level CompTIA A+ Certification Preparation Certificate program is designed to prepare students for the CompTIA A+ Certification. This credential validates the latest skills needed by today’s Computer Support Professionals and is the skills benchmark that provides an entry point into an IT career. It is highly recognized for excellence in computer hardware and operating systems covering skills such as installing, building, upgrading, repairing, configuring, troubleshooting, optimizing, diagnosing, and preventative maintenance, with additional elements of soft skills and security.

Admissions Requirements
  • Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status and a passing grade on the admissions test.
Objectives
  • The knowledge of basic hardware, operating systems, and elements of security and soft skills.
  • The ability to take the CompTIA A+ exams which validates the basic skills needed for an entry level technician.
  • The understanding to perform tasks in the context of the service field or enterprise environment.
  • The credential for those who work, or plan to work in a mobile or corporate technical environment.
Career Opportunties
  • IT Administrator
  • Field Service Technician
  • PC Technician
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IT Security Specialist Certificate

The IT Security Specialist Certificate program prepares students to work in IT departments of business establishments troubleshooting PC’s, installing and upgrading hardware, and ensuring a secure IT network. The program prepares students for the following industry certification exams: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Server+, CompTIA Network+, and CompTIA Security+.

Admissions Requirements
  • Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status and a passing grade on the admissions test.
Objectives
  • The ability to evaluate and install computer hardware, networking software, and operating system software.
  • The capability of providing problem-solving services to network users.
  • An understanding of how to perform data backups and disaster recovery operations.
  • The skills to ensure that proper IT security measures are in place and constantly upgraded.
Career Opportunties
  • IT Security
  • Troubleshooting Analyst
  • IT Consultant
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