Welcome to AOLCC Nanaimo
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Academy of Learning in Nanaimo offers over 40 diploma and certificate programs, including Business, Accounting, Information Technology, and Graphic Design. Programs can be completed in less than a year, with your own unique start date. Many courses can be taken as a stand-alone or as a bundle, which we can curate to any specific needs or interests you may have.
We foster a positive and non-competitive learning environment with caring, professional and knowledgeable staff. Our staff is here to encourage our students from enrolment to success after graduation. One-on-one support is available to every student at all times.
Training that is student-focused
- Whatever skills you have, we start you at the level that is right for you with the learning tools that you need.
- Our unique Integrated Learning System (ILS) allows you to learn at your own pace
- Our system offers a mixture of various types of interaction to accommodate multiple learning styles, with a combination of listening, reading, viewing, and hands-on tasks.
With over 25 years of combined experience in the industry, our unique and passionate team will support you on your academic journey.
We have a dedicated team of an Academic Advisor, Administrator, and Learning Coaches who will work with you to find the perfect combination of courses and financing to help you achieve academic and professional success. Our learning coaches have both business and IT expertise and demonstrate an authentic and genuine concern for your career success.
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How to find us
1551 Estevan Road, Suite 7, Nanaimo, BC V9S 3Y3
The Nanaimo Campus is located at Terminal Mall with convenient bus access, parking available. We are within walking distance to approximately 15 restaurants with varied cuisine, to the BC Ferry Terminal, Departure Bay Beach and Hiking trails and Parks.
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We are dedicated to providing a high quality learning experience.
Course materials and instructions provide an all encompassing learning experience using multi-sensory learning styles and preferences through student workbooks, media presentations and hands-on exercises. These learning styles are supported by an on-site qualified college facilitator / learning coach. This learning style also applies to Academy of Learning Career College’s Online ILS Hybrid courses.CAMPUS PROGRAMS
World-Class Integrated Learning System
Our Integrated Learning System is fresh, modern and advanced.
It is no accident that Academy of Learning (AOLCC) is a leading private career college in Canada and has created career opportunities for more than 100,000 students. What is the secret to our success? Any of our graduates will tell you that it’s AOLCC’s unique approach to training – an approach that meets learners where they are and gets them where they want to be while being mindful of their time, finances, and responsibilities outside of school.LEARN MORE
Features and Benefits
Student Focused Training
We’ve shifted the focus from teaching and put it where it belongs, on learning. Recognizing that every person is an individual, the Integrated Learning™ System is effective enough and flexible enough to fit your particular learning needs.
Each lesson contains a clearly defined objective and tests the understanding of the content. If you do not fully understand the lesson, you can repeat it before moving on to the next one.
You Don't Need Computer Or Special Skills
Whatever skills you have when you enroll, we can start you at the level that is right for you. Academy of Learning Career College will provide you with the learning tools that you need.
You can start right away and begin learning immediately.
Learn At Your Own Pace
The exclusive Integrated Learning™ System allows you to learn at your own pace within your flexible committed guidelines. There’s no need to keep pace with other students.
Learn The Better Way
Research shows that “Learning by Doing” is the most effective way to retain what we learn. By hearing something we remember 30%, by seeing it we remember 40%, but by doing it we remember 70%.
One-on-one facilitation instruction and monitoring support is provided by trained Learning Coaches who are available on site at all times.
Never miss a class or fall behind. If you need to miss a lesson you can take the same lesson at another time.
Safe, Comfortable Learning Environment
There’s no intimidating classroom atmosphere or student competition! We ensure a comfortable and friendly learning-environment for all our students.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know which diploma or certificate program will best suit me?
We have general information on each of our diploma and certificate programs on the Academy of Learning website, as well as on our individual campus pages. We also have Admissions Representatives at each of our campus locations who will be able to discuss all of the programs Academy of Learning has to offer.
A career college sounds great to me, but how will I afford it?
Our Admissions Representatives and Campus staf can provide you with all the tools and information you need regarding financing. Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify.
Will I be lost in a large class?
Never! Our model ensures that each and every one of our adult learners has the opportunity to engage with a qualified Learning Coach for one-to-one assistance and guidance.
I am older than the typical student. Will I fit in?
Yes, we don’t refer to our learners as ‘students’. We refer to them as ‘Adult Learners’, as that’s what you are and who we serve. We strive to create a safe and comfortable atmosphere where you can feel at ease while you learn.
Will I be able to handle the workload since I work part time?
Yes, AOLCC’s scheduling has been designed with you in mind. We will be flexible and ensure you can achieve work/life balance.
Can I attend AOLCC if I do not have my High School Diploma or GED?
Yes, of course. We will administer an entrance examination to ensure you have the ability to succeed at our campuses, and we will help you to ensure you continue to succeed.
WHY CHOOSE US.
Because we are Reliable.
The secret of our students’ success comes from training with Academy of Learning Career College’s exclusive Integrated Learning™ System. Available only at Academy of Learning Career College, the Integrated Learning™ System has helped our graduates successfully complete over one million training courses.
To Redefine your Career.
WE WILL; Meet your individual training needs. Demonstrate a genuine concern for your career success. Improve your productivity and marketability. Provide a high quality learning experience. Excel in the delivery of superior career, business and computer skills training. Provide a warm and friendly learning environment. Employ caring, professional and knowledgeable staff.
Make our Customers Happy.
To improve the lives of under-served students and the communities in which they live. Globally, our flexible, supportive environment empowers dedicated students to achieve their goals.