Training Courses in Mississauga West

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 computerised system.
  • The skills to collect, verify and process payroll information and determine pay and benefit entitlements for employees with a manual or computerised 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

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

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.

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.

Dental Administrative Assistant Certificate

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. This program is designed to provide employment-ready, comprehensively trained graduates who can work in a dental office.

Admissions Requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status and passing grade on the admissions test.
  • Good Command of the English Language
  • Admissions Interview is required
  • Two letters of reference regarding personal character
  • A recent, clear Criminal Records Check.
  • N-95 Mask Fit Testing which may be a requirement based on provincial requirements
  • Two letters of reference regarding personal character
  • Hepatitis B, other vaccinations and/or a TB test may be required

Objectives

  • Full-range of computer and office skills, including current software applications, keyboarding skills, general office management, accounting, personal and professional development, and customer service.
  • This program provides students with the basic knowledge, skills, and work experience needed to become permanently employable in any dental setting, with special skills suited to working in a dental practice. Skill development is delivered in two areas.

Career Opportunties

Graduates of this program are qualified to work in an administrative capacity in a wide variety of dental settings. Job titles vary, but graduates are an integral part of many dental settings, such as:

  • General or Family Dental Clinics
  • Endodontic Specialty Clinics
  • Maxillofacial Radiology Clinics
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics
  • Oral Pathology Clinics or Departments
  • Orthodontic Clinics
  • Pediatric Dental Clinics
  • Periodontics Clinics
  • Prosthodontic Clinics
  • Public Health Dental Clinics

Graphic Designer

In the Graphic Designer diploma program, students learn the software programs that every professional designer needs to know: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Students learn techniques for creating digital images, illustrations, and layouts, and they develop a strong theoretical foundation in color, typography, and composition.

Students gain hands-on experience with a wide range of graphic design projects, ranging from photo editing and logo design, to poster design, magazine layouts, and more. Students learn the essentials of print production and how to prepare themselves for entry into the job market.

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. All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency.
  • An admissions interview and entrance essay 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

  • A foundation in the principles of color theory, typography, and page composition.
  • Professional skills in the essential tools of the graphic designer: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
  • Proficiency in key Microsoft Office applications.

Career Opportunties

  • Graphic Designer
  • Graphic Artist
  • Layout Artist
  • Layout Designer

Medical Office Administration Diploma

The Medical Office Administration Diploma provides students with the base knowledge, skills and work experience to become employed in various medical settings.

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

  • The comprehensive background to provide medical administrative support to all areas and levels in a medical setting.
  • The understanding to serve as the contact individual for the office, in person and on the telephone.
  • The ability to screen patient related telephone calls; respond to inquiries and provide appropriate direction.
  • The skills to transcribe medical consultation letters and reports.
  • The background to administer financial and accounting duties such as processing transactions, paying bills, completing deposits and maintaining the ledger.
  • The knowledge to set-up and maintain office/patient filing systems; verify, process and update data.
  • The training to maintain the computer-based appointment calendar.
  • Personal and professional development and customer service.

Career Opportunties

  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Medical Secretary
  • Medical Stenographer
  • Secretary Ward – Hospital

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

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.

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.
  • 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.

Career Opportunties

  • 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.

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