Training Courses in Halifax

Academy of Learning Career College

Blockchain Technology Course

The demand for Blockchain developers is strong today, and the technology is positioned for rapid growth as it gains greater acceptance worldwide.

This course has been designed in collaboration with active Blockchain developers who have projects running throughout the world — developers who know precisely what skills need to be learned to become proficient in this exciting new technology.

In this course, students will gain extensive knowledge of what Blockchain is and how it works, with a focus on Ethereum and Smart Contracts. Students will become proficient with the Solidity programming language, and they will learn how to develop a range of Smart Contracts. In addition, they will gain industry knowledge of where Blockchain is being applied today and what makes a strong Blockchain use case.

  • Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status and a passing grade on the admissions test.
  • To be successful in this course, students should have some software development experience.

The purpose of the course is to provide students with a strong foundation in Blockchain and Smart Contract technology and the skills necessary to develop Smart Contracts.

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 computerised 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.

  • Grade 12 or equivalent or Mature Students
  • Good Command of the English Language
  • Admissions Interview is required
  • Handle confidential budget information
  • Process financial reports and memorandum
  • Work with statistical and accounting data
  • Maintain files and records
  • Perform a wide range of office support functions

Careers in computerised 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) recognises 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.

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 utilise technology, e-commerce, business correspondence, office procedures, project management, and employment success strategies.

  • Grade 12 or equivalent or Mature Students
  • Good Command of the English Language
  • Admissions Interview is required
  • 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.

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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Community Service Worker With Addictions Worker Speciality Diploma

With the ageing 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 and Addictions 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 specializing in addictions. 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.

  • 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, 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Rehabilitation centres
  • Public and private addictions counselling clinics
  • Addictions and drug awareness agencies
  • Mental health centres

Medical Office Assistant Diploma

With the ageing 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.

  • 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
  • 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

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

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.

  • Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status and a passing grade on the admissions test.
  • 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.
  • Help Desk Technician
  • User Support Technician
  • Call Centre Agent – Technical Support
  • Hardware Installation Technician
  • Computer Help Desk Supervisor

Pitman English Course

Pitman English is designed specifically for those who wish to improve their English language fluency by developing their reading, writing, listening, and speaking abilities.

This course has been designed to accommodate learners’ unique needs by using technology to adapt the course to the specific English proficiency, interests, and goals of each student, and by using videos and games to keep learners engaged.

  • Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status and a passing grade on the admissions test.

Improve students’ English:

  • reading
  • writing
  • listening
  • speaking skills
  • vocabulary
  • grammar
  • pronunciation
  • fluency.

Software and Web Developer

In the Software and Web Developer diploma program, students learn the coding languages that every web developer needs to know: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Students then broaden their skill set with a strong foundation in SQL, C#, and the .NET Framework that will lead to additional opportunities in the world of software development.

  • 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.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency.
  • 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.
  • Graduates of the program may pursue a variety of positions in software development, including web developer, UI/UX developer, front end web developer, software developer, HTML / CSS developer, and Javascript / jQuery developer.

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.

  • Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status and a passing grade on the admissions test.
  • 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.
  • Web Designer
  • Web Site Developer
  • Internet Site Designer
  • Intranet Site Designer