Ottawa West


Where do you go when you need quality skills and training in Ottawa and its surrounding area?  The answer is The Academy of Learning College Ottawa West!  Academy of Learning College (formerly known as Nepean) opened its door 20 years ago and has been operated and managed by Muazzam Orakzai since then. Academy of Learning College is approved and registered by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in Ontario– Private Institutions Branch.

Academy of Learning College’s success in the Ottawa area is attributed to its long standing reputation.  Each time someone walks through our doors and says they have been referred to us, we are extremely proud.  This validates our mission as well as our students trust in our abilities provides the quality training that is needed in order to gain successful employment.  Moreover, at Academy of Learning College, students can also benefit from a customized curriculum, to help meet their employment needs.

Academy of Learning College’s unique Integrated Learning™ System is a competency-based method of learning that integrates all five senses. Audio and visual instructions are used to explain concepts and guide students through skill-based applications.  Hands-on tasks are used to give students an opportunity to apply those skills to ‘real life’ situations.  Students learn by doing, not just by listening.

With over 25 years of experience in Canada, Academy of Learning College’s focus has continued to be its students.  Programs and courses are continuously being developed to ensure that students receive current skills, which will enable them to enter into the marketplace and better their professional lives.

In today’s business world, where quality training is not only important, but essential to career success, Academy of Learning College Ottawa West continues to stand out as a quality training provider who is trusted on by students, local employers, and government agencies.

Contact us today!  For more information, you can reach Academy of Learning College Ottawa West at 613-224-8973, or visit the college at 1600 Merrivale Road, Suite 217, Ottawa, Ontario.

#217-1600 Merivale Road Ottawa, ON K2G 5J8

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Entrance Scholarship 2013-14

Up to $1000 on a Career Diploma Program

To provide an opportunity to those who cannot afford to continue their education, Academyof Learning Ottawa is offering a scholarship program of up to one thousand dollars towards any of our available Career Diploma programs. Starting September 2nd, 2013, any one can apply for the award. The scholarship will be based upon student’s commitment, eager to continue his/her studies, hard work and an interview with the admission officer.  A high school diploma is required to be qualified for the scholarship. Qualified individuals will register in the training of their own choice and a credit of one thousand dollars will be given towards the cost of the program at the completion of training. No cash value of the scholarship.

Our training is based on the highly successful Integrated Learningtm System, which enables students to study at their own pace and on their own time schedule.  Since everyone works at their own pace, you are able to focus on your training, working side by side with others who have the same goals and aspirations that you do.  Students learn in a professional environment that’s more like a business office than a classroom. We are committed to fulfilling the needs of our students and the needs of the market in which we operate. Moreover, we truly believe that we’re not only making an excellent contribution to the national economy but also equipping our students with positive creative skills plus the knowledge to assist them in their quest for success and excellence.

For today’s competitive job market, Academy of Learning College Ottawa offers programs that make our students stand out as skilled and conscientious employees. These high-demand programs include:

  • Business Administration
  • Computerize Accounting
  • Payroll Administration
  • Customer Service & Information
  • Graphic & Web Design
  • Networking & Information Technology
  • Medical & Health Care

Tenure for these programs is between six to twelve months. In addition, we can also customize any training plan to meet an individual’s career objective and goal. We offer professionally-developed textbooks, trained facilitators, and an adult-learning environment. This allows you to get a real education designed to get you ready for work in the real world. Businesses are demanding more from their employees. So whether you are just out of high school, returning to the work force or looking to upgrade your current skills, we can help you achieve your goals.

There are many features and benefits taking courses with Academy, such as

  • Continuous Enrollment & Flexibility
  • One-on-one attention
  • Hands-on Learning Environment
  • Job Search & Resume Preparation

Anyone interested in learning more about our programs offered at the Academy can call for a free evaluation to sit down and discuss all options with one of our qualified facilitators. We offer advice about education, financing, private loans, line of credits, payment plans and academic scholarships for eligible students.

To find more about our programs and scholarship, please contact us at 613-224-8973, located at 1600 Merivale Rd. Suite 217-Ottawa West

Muazzam Orakzai, Director







Ottawa West
13 September 2013

Academy of Learning Ottawa offers Proctoring services to any candidates of an academic institution, professional organization, private sector or becoming certified in specific industry certifications from across Canada and around the World. Candidates complete their examinations under the supervision of an approved proctor or invigilator. For fee charges, please contact the office directly at 613-224-8973.

As an authorized testing centre, we provide the following to all candidates:


  • Two exam sessions – 9:30am -12:30pm & 1pm – 4pm
  • Open Mondays through Fridays
  • Able to accommodate people with special needs or disabilities
  • Able to accommodate online exams
  • Able to supply private rooms
  • Free Parking

Currently, we administer the exams from the following institutions.

Thompson River University –

Simon Fraser University

York University

University of Windsor

CSTD Certification

RESPDAC-Registered Education Service Plan Dealers Ass of Canada

Iso-Quality Testing, Inc. Florida USA

Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals


Institute of Professional Bookkeepers of Canada

Dalhousie University

Harvard University Division of Continuing Education

McMaster University

Nova Southeastern University, Florida

Beer Academy, UK

Sales & Marketing Executives International,

Dairy Queen Management Training Assessment

University of Otago New Zealand,

Cambridge Assessment:

Ottawa West
21 September 2012

People with Special Needs

At the Academy of Learning College in Ottawa, our mission is to provide quality training in a clean and friendly environment, with modern equipment, competent staff and in an atmosphere conducive to learning.  People with physical disabilities or special needs have always found theAcademyofLearningto be a trainer that provides advice and treats people with care and sensitivity. We are committed to accommodate such individuals with concern, patience and the attitude for success in their future goals.

Policies and Procedures

Before a student is admitted, certain processes have to be completed

  • Individual needs are reviewed
  • Contracts are completed per guidelines

Daily Operations

  • Course completion forms are kept in the student’s file
  • Orientation is revised to include LMR processes and requirements
  • Staff is prepared to meet individual needs
  • Job search/resume assistance is available at all time

Physical Site and Safety

  • Private room for one-on-one tutoring
  • Office/room for Caseworker/Manager
  • Building/classroom is wheelchair accessible
  • Elevators are available
  • Washrooms are wheelchair accessible

Specific Accommodations

  • Ergonomic workstations
  • Ergonomic chairs are provided depending on the client’s specific needs
  • Special equipment is on hand (i.e. wrist support, mouse, monitor stand, Obus Form, etc.)
  • Adjustable foot-stand & stools for leg support are available
  • Lounge area for periodic breaks
  • Staff capable of assisting people with various needs
  • Stress Free learning environment
  • Free coffee, Free internet access and Free parking




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