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Academy of Learning Career College

Accounting & Business Technology Diploma

The Accounting & Business Technology Diploma program provides students with opportunities to acquire and apply the knowledge of business concepts and office skills to meet the demands of today’s business environment.

Admissions Requirements
  • Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status and a passing grade on the admissions test.
Objectives
  • The knowledge to work with confidential budget information.
  • The ability to process financial reports and memoranda.
  • Professional skills in high demand by employers. These skills include: team-work, communication, customer service, leadership, research and problem solving.
  • The understanding of how to produce statistical reports and accounting data.
  • The ability to maintain files and records and perform a wide range of office support functions.
Career Opportunties
The computerized accounting sector is one of the fastest growing areas. Excellent opportunities exist for skilled persons.
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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 student status and a passing grade on the admissions test.
Objectives
  • The ability to perform a variety of administrative and clerical functions.
  • The ability to prepare reports.
  • Professional skills in high demand by employers. These skills include: team-work, communication, customer service, leadership, research and problem solving.
  • Gain experience in assisting with overall departmental functions.
  • The ability to maintain files and records and perform a wide range of office support 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.
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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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Computer Service Technician Certificate

The Computer Service Technician Certificate 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 have practical hands-on experience in troubleshooting computer problems and assembling a computer. This program prepares students to write the current exams for CompTIA A+ certification.

Admissions Requirements
  • Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status and a
Objectives
  • The technical skills relating to maintenance and repair of PC hardware.
  • The ability to understand the design and application of PC software and operating systems.
Career Opportunties
Graduates of this program will find opportunities working as bench technicians for small to medium sized PC or electronics companies as well as large PC related manufacturing operations. They may also find positions in computer sales and service.
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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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Executive Office Assistant Diploma

The Executive Office Assistant Diploma program prepares students to confidently enter the executive assistant field. This program provides graduates with the necessary skills to perform a variety of administrative duties in support of managerial and professional employers, while addressing the challenges of today’s workplace. Each graduate will attain a sense of achievement while ensuring a successful career.

Admissions Requirements
  • Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status.
Objectives
  • The ability to perform maintain, edit, and process reports, budgets and statistical research.
  • Set up and maintain manual and computerized information filing systems.
  • Arrange travel schedules, make reservations, and organize conferences.
  • May supervise other secretarial or clerical staff.
Career Opportunties
In the corporate environment, a skilled Executive Office Assistant can be an invaluable member of the management team. Opportunities and compensation are better than ever in this area. This type of position may lead into the management stream for those who perform well and possess the necessary skills.
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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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Interior Decorator Diploma

Interior decorating refers to the art and science of making an interior space more aesthetically pleasing and functionally useful for its inhabitants. This diploma program will train students to be professional interior decorators and home stagers along with providing the necessary skills for students to successfully own and operate their own business. Topics include but are not limited to the following: Understanding and meeting the needs of your client, colour theory, colour psychology, decorating with furniture, elements and principles of design, decorating styles, floors, walls, window treatments, accessories, scale drawing, lighting, fabric, home staging, 3D design, and business planning.

Admissions Requirements
  • Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status and a passing grade on the admissions test.
Objectives
  • Consult with clients to determine needs, preferences, safety requirements and purpose of space
  • Develop detailed plans and 3-D models showing arrangement of walls, dividers, displays, lighting and other fixtures using computer-assisted design (CAD) software and graphics software
  • Develop plans, elevations, cross sections and detailed drawings, and advise on selection of colours, finishes and materials, floor and wall coverings, window treatments, interior and exterior lighting, furniture and other items, taking into account ergonomic and occupational health standards
  • Estimate costs and materials required and may advise on leasing, real estate and marketing
  • Prepare plans and specifications for the final interior designs in accordance with current practices and codes
  • Work in a multidisciplinary environment
  • May direct site work crews and subcontractors.
Career Opportunties
  • Decorating firms
  • Design firms
  • Commercial and residential real estate agencies
  • Re-design firms
  • Architectural firms
  • Floor covering businesses
  • Window covering businesses
  • Commercial and residential paint and wallpaper companies
  • Wholesale and retail furniture stores
  • Kitchen & bath design companies
  • Wholesale and retail lighting companies
  • Interior and exterior textile businesses
  • Retail business consultation services
  • Stage and set-design companies
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Legal Assistant Diploma

Graduates possess the skills and knowledge to do work of a legal nature under the direct supervision of a licensed lawyer. Their knowledge regarding legal documents, the legal system and the ethical consideration of the legal profession make them invaluable.

Admissions Requirements
  • Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status and a passing grade on the admissions test.
Objectives
  • Prepare and key in correspondence and legal documents, such as deeds, wills, affidavits and briefs, from handwritten copy, shorthand and machine dictation using computers
  • Review and proofread documents and correspondence to ensure compliance with legal procedures and grammatical usage
  • Schedule appointments, meetings and conferences for employer
  • Set up and maintain filing systems, utilizing knowledge of legal records and procedures and frequently controlling confidential materials and documents
  • Open and distribute regular and electronic incoming mail and other material and co-ordinate the flow of information internally and with other departments or organizations
  • Determine and establish office procedures and routines
  • May supervise and train other staff in procedures and in the use of current software
  • May attend court, meetings or conferences to take notes, minutes and dictation
  • May perform other general office work as required including preparing financial statements.
Career Opportunties
Legal assistants prepare legal documents, maintain records and files and conduct research to assist lawyers or other professionals. Notaries public administer oaths, take affidavits, sign legal documents and perform other activities according to the limitations of their appointment. Trademark agents advise clients on intellectual property matters. Legal assistants are employed by law firms, by record search companies and in legal departments throughout the public and private sectors.
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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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Medical Administrative Assistant Diploma

The goal of this program is to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of office procedures, communications, word processing, terminology and medical billing. Graduates of this program will find that they are an integral part of the medical community and assist the healthcare team by building trust, and creating a safe environment for patients and their families while performing a variety of duties.

Admissions Requirements
  • Grade 12 or equivalent or Mature Student Status.
  • Courses are open to any applicant who possesses a good command of the English language and is able to follow instructions.
  • An admissions interview will be administered to determine if the applicant has the required interest, motivation, and entry-level skills to take this program.
  • 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
  • Attributes of a successful Medical Administrative Assistant include knowledge of doctors’ general office procedures, dicta typing and proficiency in medical terminology, good written and verbal communication skills, strong word processing skills, ability to multi-task and prioritize, good organizational skills, pleasant professional telephone manner, medical billing knowledge, dependable, flexible and able to maintain confidential information, excellent interpersonal skills and being a team player.
Career Opportunties
Medical Administrative Assistants work in doctors’ offices, hospitals, medical clinics, pharmaceutical companies, government health agencies and a variety of other medical office settings. They are integral members of the health care delivery team and perform many administrative and some basic clinical procedures. Typical Job Titles include Medical Office Assistant, Medical Secretary, Medical Billing Clerk/Secretary, Medical Office Administrator, Medical Receptionist, Clinical Assistant, Ward Secretary and Booking Clerk.
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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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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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Office Administration Diploma

This program prepares students to join the work force at a skilled level. Skilled Office Administration Specialists are better prepared to advance to their chosen career areas in today’s business environment. Each student graduates with a sense of achievement, ensuring the beginning of a successful career.

Admissions Requirements
  • Grade 12 or equivalent or Mature Student Status
Objectives
  • Gain an understanding of various software applications.
  • Gain the ability to supervise and perform a wide variety of office related duties.
Career Opportunties
Skilled Office Administration Specialists are an integral part of today’s business office. Opportunities for advancement are better than ever in this area, especially for those students who show initiative and are prepared to increase their knowledge of computer applications.
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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 Supervisor Diploma

The Payroll Supervisor Diploma program provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge required to provide supervision in the payroll department. 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 students also gain skills and experience in business correspondence, office procedures, business supervisory 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 knowledge to implement efficient work processes.
  • An understanding how to coordinate, assign, and review the work of clerks and administrators.
  • The ability to examine and verify accuracy of work.
  • The background to authorize routine payments, credits, deposits, and withdrawals.
  • The skills to supervise and train staff in payroll processing.
  • The capability to interpret laws, ordinances, regulations, contract provisions, and procedures related to payroll processing.
  • The training to be able to prepare reports and analyses of payroll expenditures.
Career Opportunties
  • Payroll Supervisor
  • Accounting Supervisor
  • Bookkeeping Supervisor
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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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Travel Counsellor Diploma

Graduates will have the skills required for employment as Junior Travel Consultants/Sales people in retail travel agencies. Once graduates gain experience. In this industry, they have successfully gone on to be employed as flight attendants, passenger service representative, tour guides, reservationists, ticket agents, and travel coordinators.

Admissions Requirements
  • Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status and a passing grade on the admissions test.
Objectives
  • Provide travel information to clients regarding destinations, transportation and accommodation options and travel costs, and recommend suitable products
  • Plan and organize vacation travel for individuals or groups
  • Make transportation and accommodation reservations using computerized reservation and ticketing system
  • Sell single fare tickets and package tours to clients
  • Promote particular destinations, tour packages and other travel services
  • Investigate new travel destinations, hotels and other facilities and attractions
  • Provide travel tips regarding tourist attractions, foreign currency, customs, languages and travel safety.
Career Opportunties
Travel counsellors advise clients on travel options and tour packages, make bookings and reservations, prepare tickets and receive payment. They are employed in travel agencies, transportation and tourism firms and hotel chains.
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