Ottawa, ON

Academy of Learning Career College Career College in Ottawa

Since 1992, our campus has been transforming students into professionals!

Welcome to AOLCC Ottawa

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

Phone: (613) 224-8973

Fax: (613) 224-2669

[email protected]

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Experience Excellence in Education with AOLCC’s Ottawa Campus

  • At Academy of Learning Career College, Ottawa, we take immense pride in our unwavering commitment to quality education and skill enhancement. AOLCC is dedicated to providing a supportive and enriching learning environment where students can not only gain valuable knowledge, but also develop practical skills that are highly sought after in the job market. We believe in empowering individuals with the tools they need to succeed in their chosen career paths and achieve their professional goals.
  • Operating under the visionary leadership of Director Muazzam Orakzai, a renowned name with a legacy of student empowerment, our campus has been serving the Ottawa Region since 1999. Director Orakzai’s unwavering dedication to teaching and nurturing minds has been a driving force in establishing our college as a pinnacle of academic excellence.
  • Located in the commercial hub of businesses and restaurants of Ottawa, Ontario, Academy of Learning College offers many programs for people interested in career changes or upgrading their existing skills for better job opportunities. Academy of Learning’s Ottawa West campus stands as a distinguished institution and your gateway to professional training that prepares you for a promising career.
  • Explore a diverse range of programs tailored for individuals seeking career transition or skill enhancement in exciting fields like accounting, business, medical healthcare, information technology (IT) and more. Discover the opportunities that await you in the dynamic landscape of the Ottawa job market.
  • Join Academy of Learning Career College today and embark on your journey toward a brighter, more prosperous future.
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Personalized Learning and Community Support in Ottawa

Welcome to Academy of Learning Career College in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, where our central mission is to empower our students on their journey to success. Our team of dedicated career service experts is fully committed to assisting students in securing internships, co-op placements, and employment opportunities, ensuring they have the essential tools to build rewarding careers post-graduation.

Join the thriving AOLCC Ottawa community and unlock your full potential. Here, you’ll immerse yourself in a welcoming and inclusive environment, acquire essential skills, and pave the way for a prosperous future.

  • Experience Tailored Learning: Immerse yourself in a diverse range of programs and courses meticulously crafted to align with your individual pace and interests.
  • Study at Your Own Pace: Enroll in our diploma courses in Calgary Central with the flexibility to fit your schedule. Missed a session? No worries; lessons are available at various times to seamlessly accommodate your needs.
  • Personalized Support at Your Fingertips: Our experienced Learning Coaches are fully dedicated to YOUR success, providing guidance, support, and assistance precisely when you need it.
  • New to Computers? No Problem: Whether you’re taking your first steps into the digital realm or already tech-savvy, we provide you with the essential tools to progress with confidence.
  • Learn with Confidence: Say goodbye to the pressure of competing with peers; our learning environment fosters a sense of camaraderie for every student.

Discover AOLCC’s extensive selection of diploma and certificate programs meticulously crafted to lead you towards achievement in your chosen field. Additionally, we provide complimentary counseling services to support your career growth. Reach out to us to schedule a visit to our campus or to engage in a meaningful conversation about your future!

How to find us

Our Ottawa campus is located at the northwest corner of 23rd Avenue, NW and Hewes Way, NW, at #217-1600 Merivale Road, Ottawa, ON K2G 5J8. If using public transportation, your closest stop will be OC Transportation’s Hewes Way & 23 Avenue stop.

If you have any questions, you can get in touch with AOLCC High River by calling (613) 224-8973. You can also fax us at (613) 224-2669 or email us at [email protected]. Our friendly team is here to help you from Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 5.00pm.

Get to Know Our Campus

Academy of Learning Career College’s Ottawa - Director
Muazzam Orakzai
  • Director

Muazzam Orakzai’s steadfast dedication to education has driven his role as the Director of AOLCC Ottawa since 1999. Leveraging his extensive insights into the dynamic job landscape, course offerings, and local prospects, Muazzam stands ready to guide every incoming student by crafting personalized academic strategies that align with individual goals and educational requirements.

Muazzam’s leadership resonates strongly, fostering a positive and professional environment. His commitment is to empower students for success in their career journey, planning, and beyond.

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Bruce Sheldrick - Learning Coach
Bruce Sheldrick
  • Learning Coach

From his initial enrollment at Academy of Learning in 2008, Bruce’s journey has been one of constant knowledge expansion. Over the years, he has cultivated a diverse and profound understanding, eventually leading him to become the esteemed Learning Coach at our Ottawa campus. With a remarkable tenure spanning 15 years, Bruce’s commitment to fostering optimal student success remains unwavering.

Bruce’s coaching approach is marked by its hands-on nature and personalized guidance, “My favorite part of the job is to help students build their confidence and making them feel better about themselves.”

Features and Benefits

  • Safe Learning Environment

    Personalized Support and Guidance:

    Our certified Learning Coaches are always on hand to provide personalized assistance and expert guidance, tailored to enhance your unique learning experience.

  • State of the Art Learning System

    Tailored Learning Experience:

    At AOLCC, we prioritize crafting personalized learning journeys that align with your unique preferences and goals. Our innovative Integrated Learning System™ ensures adaptability and effectiveness, addressing your individual educational needs.

  • Graduate Faster

    Immediate Learning Opportunities:

    There's no need to delay your educational pursuits. At AOLCC, you can dive right into your chosen program when you're ready, without unnecessary waiting periods.

  • Practical Experience

    No Prior Expertise Necessary:

    Regardless of your background or previous experience, including with computers, Academy of Learning Career College equips you with all the essential tools for successful learning in any subject.

  • Student Focused Training

    Flexibility in Learning Pace:

    With our specialized Integrated Learning System™, you have the freedom to advance through your studies at a speed that suits your individual preferences and commitments.

  • Individual Help

    Supportive, Stress-Free Learning Environment:

    In contrast to traditional classrooms, our learning spaces foster a welcoming atmosphere, free from the usual academic pressures. You can confidently embark on your educational journey, knowing you'll receive support and encouragement every step of the way.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I apply for Canadian career college?

It is a simple process with Academy of Learning Career College:

Visit the "apply to" study section on the Academy of Learning Career College website.

Fill out your details.

Choose the program and campus that align with your preferences.

Click "Request Info," and one of our representatives will reach out to you within 48 hours.

How can I afford to go to a Canadian career college?

At Academy of Learning Career College, we are committed to ensuring that education is accessible to all. Our admissions experts are ready to assist you in exploring various options for financing your education. We will collaborate closely with you to create customized payment plans, offer guidance on loans, connect you with provincial student aid programs, and explore potential sponsorship opportunities. Our aim is to find the most suitable solution and develop a personalized strategy to make the financial aspect of your education more manageable.

We recognize that everyone's circumstances are unique, so we have designed flexible payment plans that align with your preferences. You have the freedom to choose from several options, including post-dated or certified checks, Visa payments, and cash. In addition to traditional bank loans, students also have access to various funding sources offered by different financial institutions and provincial student aid programs, provided they meet specific eligibility criteria.

If you meet the necessary criteria, you also have the chance to obtain sponsorship through employers or external organizations. Those who are eligible and interested in sponsorship should initiate contact with the relevant agency for approval, adhering to specialized application procedures customized to their individual circumstances.

How long do career college programs take to complete?

The duration of career college programs in Canada varies significantly. The length of these programs is influenced by their specific focus and complexity level. Depending on your chosen field of study and the intricacy of the program, the duration can range from several months to over two years.

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I am older than the typical student. Will I fit in?

Yes, we have a significant number of Adult Learners who form a substantial portion of our student community. At AOLCC, our commitment revolves around creating an inviting and supportive atmosphere, ensuring that your educational journey is not only enjoyable but also highly rewarding.

Can I work and go to school at the same time?

Absolutely, you can successfully manage both school and work commitments at AOLCC! Our comprehensive range of programs at AOLCC is meticulously designed to seamlessly integrate into your hectic schedule. Our approach emphasizes flexibility, allowing you to strike a harmonious balance between your work and personal responsibilities without any compromises.

Can I attend a career college if I haven't obtained my High School Diploma or GED?

Yes! If you're thinking about enrolling at Academy of Learning without a Grade 12 diploma (or its equivalent), you'll need to complete an entrance examination as a 'Mature Student.' The College Director will make the final determination regarding your acceptance.


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Fun Facts

Ottawa is one of the most bilingual cities in Canada, with both English and French being the official languages. You'll often see signs, government documents, and services provided in both languages.

Ottawa is famous for its Canadian Tulip Festival, which takes place in May each year. This event celebrates the gift of 100,000 tulip bulbs from the Dutch royal family to Canada during World War II.

The Rideau Canal that runs through Ottawa becomes the world's largest skating rink during the winter. You can skate for several kilometers right through the heart of the city.

Ottawa is home to Canada's Parliament Hill, where you can witness the Changing of the Guard ceremony, similar to the one at Buckingham Palace in London. It's a popular attraction during the summer months.

Ottawa is home to numerous national museums, including the Canadian Museum of History, the National Gallery of Canada, the Canadian Museum of Nature, and many more. These museums showcase the country's rich history, art, culture, and natural heritage, making Ottawa a cultural hub for visitors and locals alike.