Bay / Bloor

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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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. The Canadian Bookkeeper’s Association (CBA) recognizes that students who successfully complete the Academy of Learning’s Basic Bookkeeping Level 2 have gained the skill set necessary to begin a career in Bookkeeping and are eligible for membership in the Canadian Bookkeeper’s Association.
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Business Office Accounting Clerk Diploma

The Business & Office Accounting Clerk Diploma program provides the student with opportunities to acquire and apply the knowledge of business accounting and office skills to meet the demands of today’s business environment.

Admissions Requirements
  • Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status and passing grade on the admissions test.
Objectives
  • The skills to calculate, prepare and issue invoices and other financial statements using manual and computerized accounting.
  • The ability to process, verify and balance financial records, business transactions and enter data in a ledger or computerized system.
  • The understanding of how to compile budget data and documents based on estimated revenues and expenses and previous budgets.
  • The ability to post journal entries and reconcile accounts, prepare trial balance, maintain general ledgers and prepare financial statements.
  • The knowledge to prepare payroll cheques, utility tax payments, tax remittances, pension contributions, complete worker’s compensation forms and other government related forms.
Career Opportunties
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable
  • Audit and Billing Clerk
  • Budget and Costing Clerk
  • Finance or Invoice Clerk
  • Tax Services Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
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Computerized Accounting Diploma

The objective of the Computerized Accounting Diploma program is to provide the student with the opportunity to acquire knowledge of business concepts, as well as gain the necessary computerized accounting and office skills. This program will provide graduates 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.

Admissions Requirements
  • Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status and a passing grade on the admissions test.
Objectives
  • An understanding of how to handle confidential budget information.
  • The ability to process financial reports and memoranda.
  • The knowledge on how to work with statistical and accounting data.
  • The capability of maintaining files and records.
  • The background to perform a wide range of office support functions.
Career Opportunities
  • Accounting Bookkeeping Clerk
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Bookkeeping Clerk
  • Bookkeeper Accountant
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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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Sales Professional Diploma

In the Sales Professional Diploma program students will learn that with an evergrowing and competitive market, companies are constantly searching for highly professional and motivated salespeople. The sales professional understands that it is not so much what you do, but “how” you do it. This includes providing exceptional customer value. There is a strong desire now to build a relationship with a Sales Professional who provides value and not just communicates it.

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 manage relationships and key accounts.
  • An understanding of the sales profession and the environments in which they will be selling.
  • The opportunity to explore the consultative selling approach and various selling processes in depth.
  • Professional skills to develop sale proposals and deliver effective sales presentations.
  • The ability to assess their potential clients and adjust their personality style to successfully build rapport with each client.
Career Opportunties
  • Account Executive
  • Broker, Merchandiser
  • Salesperson
  • Sales Agent
  • Exporter, Sales Consultant
  • Sales Representative
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Medical Office Assistant Diploma (Also Offered in Virtual)

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 (Also Offered In Virtual)

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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Logistics and Supply Chain Operations

This diploma program introduces students to the modern practices and concepts of logistics and supply chain management and presents the field as a vital part of a corporate success in a local and global marketplace.

Admissions Requirements
  • Grade 12 or equivalent or Mature Student Status.
  • Mature students must successfully pass the Wonderlic BST.
  • Courses are open to any applicant who possesses a good command of the English language and is able to follow instructions.
  • Full-time students must attend the required hours per week as per the course schedule and may do so at times convenient to them.
Objectives
  • Demonstrate knowledge of logistics and supply chain procedures, terminology, and documentation
  • Understand procurement, transportation, and warehousing operations
  • Demonstrate proficiency in project execution, coordination, quality management, and reporting
  • Basic level of proficiency using Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Project Management, application of business law and ethics, and execution of essential soft skills
  • Strategies for Success
Career Opportunties
On completion of the program, students will gain the professional competencies needed for entry-level careers in purchasing, logistics, and supply chain management in various industries, such as the public sector, retail, freight forwarding, and import/export.
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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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Paralegal Diploma

The Paralegal Diploma program is designed to prepare students for a wide range of positions within the paralegal field. Throughout the program, students learn both the theoretical and practical aspects of the paralegal profession, ranging from the Canadian constitutional structure to practical approaches for legal research, fact investigation, and writing of legal-related documents.

The paralegal field offers many employment opportunities in almost every sector of the economy as it touches on many aspects of our society. To this effect, the program curriculum provides students with knowledge of the various processes of civil litigation in Ontario, court proceedings, and trial stages as well as those pertaining to lower courts, such as Small Claims. The program also aims to educate students in areas of law, such as business and corporate, creditor-debtor, and family law. It also touches upon employment and real estate law, among others.

Students gain legal skills such as advocacy, negotiation, and interviewing. The program equips students with day-to-day skills required in the legal services sector and familiarizes them with office management procedures, various legal software packages often used in law firms, and the basics of accounting principles required by the Law Society.

Graduates of this accredited Paralegal Diploma program will be entitled to apply to the Law Society of Upper Canada to write their licensing examination.

Admissions Requirements
  • Grade 12 or equivalent graduate or Mature Student status (i.e., 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.
  • A good command of the English language, an ability to work with an individualized learning system (particularly the Integrated Learning™ System) or online learning as applicable, and an ability to follow instructions are required.
Objectives
  • Paralegals prepare legal documents and conduct research to assist lawyers or other professionals. Their duties may include:
    • Preparing legal documents, court reports, and affidavits
    • Researching records, court files, and other legal documents
    • Conducting in-depth legal research and identifying appropriate laws
    • Assisting lawyers by interviewing clients, witnesses, and other related parties
    • Drafting legal correspondence and performing general office and clerical duties
Career Opportunties
  • Recent studies indicate that strong growth in Paralegal jobs is expected over the next few years. Paralegals are employed by law firms, record search companies, and in legal departments throughout the public and private sectors. Careers requiring the paralegal skills include:
    • Immigration Counsellor
    • Immigration Consulting Assistant
    • Commercial Law Paralegal
    • Corporate Paralegal
    • Criminal Law Paralegal
    • Designated Paralegal
    • Family Law Paralegal
    • Foreclosure Paralegal
    • Insurance Paralegal
    • Labor Law Paralegal
    • Litigation Paralegal
    • Mortgage and Real Estate Paralegal
    • Property Paralegal
    • Real Estate Paralegal
    • Wills and Estates Paralegal
    • Collection Paralegal
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Mechanical Engineering Design Technology Diploma

The program provides knowledge and skills required for research, design and development of mechanical systems, parts and products from their concept stage through all phases of engineering, fabrication, installation, commissioning, operation, modification, maintenance and decommissioning.

Admissions Requirements
  • Grade 12 or equivalent or Mature Student Status.
  • Mature students must successfully pass the test specified by the campus with minimum required score.Courses are open to any applicant who possesses a good command of the English language and is able to follow instructions.Full-time students must attend the required hours per week as per the course schedule and may do so at times convenient to them.
Objectives
  • Develop and conduct production, inventory and quality assurance programs in manufacturing or in other industries
  • Design plant layouts and production facilities
  • Develop and carry out work study and related programs
  • Develop and carry out industrial health, safety and fire prevention plans and programs and conduct safety training programs
  • Develop applications using CAD/CAM (computer-assisted drafting, computer-assisted manufacturing) for the control of robots, computer numerical control (CNC) machines and other manufacturing processes and operations
Career Opportunties
Graduates will be proficient in computer-aided design of mechanical engineering systems and equipment. Graduates will be able to apply mechanical design principles, select appropriate CAD software and create 2D/3D drawings of mechanical systems, parts and components. Industrial engineering may work independently or provide technical support and services in the development of production methods, facilities and systems, and the planning, estimating, measuring and scheduling of work. They are employed by manufacturing and insurance companies, government departments, and establishments in other industries
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Civil Engineering Design Technology Diploma

The program provides knowledge and skills required to support design and development of civil engineering systems, parts configuration and product creation from the concept stage through all phases of engineering; cost, construction, commission, modification, maintenance and decommission.

Admissions Requirements
  • Grade 12 or equivalent or Mature Student Status.
  • Mature students must successfully pass the test specified by the campus with minimum required score.Courses are open to any applicant who possesses a good command of the English language and is able to follow instructions.Full-time students must attend the required hours per week as per the course schedule and may do so at times convenient to them.
Objectives
  • Develop engineering designs and drawings from preliminary concepts and sketches
  • Prepare construction specifications, cost and material estimates, project schedules and reports
  • Supervise or conduct field surveys, inspections or technical investigations of topography, soils, drainage and water supply systems, road and highway systems, buildings and structures to provide data for engineering projects
  • Conduct or supervise inspection and testing of construction materials
Career Opportunties
On completion of the program, students will gain strong analytical and problem-solving skills needed for successful employment in civil engineering, building, mining and other related sectors. Civil engineering technologists and technicians provide technical support and services to scientists, engineers and other professionals, or may work independently in fields such as structural engineering, municipal engineering, construction design and supervision, highways and transportation engineering, water resources engineering, geotechnical engineering and environmental protection.
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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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Business Office Administration Certificate

The Business Office Administration Certificate provides students with opportunities to acquire and apply basic business office skills that meet the demands of employers. The program provides students with comprehensive knowledge of current office and business skills including proficiency in Microsoft applications, accounting concepts and software in today’s workplace.

Admissions Requirements
  • Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status and a passing grade on the admissions test.
Objectives
  • The knowledge to administer, direct, and coordinate day-to-day business operations.
  • The training to implement effective working processes, schedules, and procedures.
  • The skills to compose and provide information via the telephone, e-mail and postal mail.
  • The understanding to prepare reports and assist with overall department functions.
  • The knowledge to effectively utilize software (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • The capability to conduct Internet research.
  • The ability to organize and file office/business records.
Career Opportunties
  • Administrator
  • Officer
  • Project Coordinator
  • Records Analyst
  • Office Assistant
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Health Unit Coordinator 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.

This program is designed to provide employment-ready and comprehensively-trained graduates. Successful graduates will achieve the Certified Medical Assisting Professional (CMAP) designation in addition to their certificate. These graduates are fully qualified to work in a hands-on administrative and clinical support capacity in the medical industry. They will participate in a variety of lectures which cover topics specific to a hospital environment.

Admissions Requirements
  • Clear Criminal Record Check
  • 19 years of age or older (varies, depending on province specific ministry requirements)
  • Adequate level of physical health to be able to fulfill job requirements
  • Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent (or CAST testing)
  • Completion of Wonderlic admission test with minimum score of 18
  • Good command of the English language – both written and verbal
  • N-95 Mask Fit Testing which may be mandatory based on provincial requirements
  • Hepatitis B, other vaccinations, and\or a TB test may be required by this industry
  • Completion of standard registration form
Objectives
  • Comprehensive hospital administrative knowledge of a nursing unit, management, emergency response codes, infection control, and treatment procedures
  • A broad understanding of mental disorders and treatments, workplace ethics relevant to a hospital, communication and interpersonal skills, and interpersonal behaviour
  • Understanding and processing medication, laboratory and doctors’ orders, and the fundamentals of admission and discharge
Career Opportunties
  • Physicians’ offices, clinics, mental healthcare and allied healthcare centres
  • Walk-in care centres
  • Ambulatory clinics
  • Complementary and alternative medicine clinics (e.g., chiropractic and acupuncture centres)
  • Long-term and extended care departments
  • Medical research facilities
  • Medical laboratory and diagnostic imaging centres
  • Physiotherapy and occupational therapy clinics
  • Group homes and community living societies
  • Wellness and fitness centres
  • Hospital admissions and E.R. departments (e.g., switchboard, information, and patient registration)
  • Ambulatory and outpatient departments
  • Laboratory and x-ray departments
  • Medical finance and administrative departments
  • Booking and O.R. bed booking
  • Health records departments
  • Various hospital departments as a HUC
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Medical Secretary Certificate

The Medical Secretary Certificate program is designed to provide students with the knowledge of healthcare procedures, business concepts and office skills to meet the demands of today’s healthcare business. Upon graduation students will be well-equipped to work in a wide variety of healthcare settings.

Admissions Requirements
  • Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status and a passing grade on the admissions test.
Objectives
  • The understanding to work at patient reception and registration.
  • The ability to arrange appointments with specialists.
  • The knowledge to monitor and facilitate patient flow through the clinic.
  • The training to organize and file medical files.
  • The background to provide assistance to physician(s) and nurse(s).
  • The capability to process payments.
  • The ability to maintain daily schedules for physician(s).
Career Opportunties
  • Medical Receptionist
  • Hospital Information Clerk
  • Admitting Clerk
  • Dental Receptionist
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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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