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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.

  • Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status and passing grade on the admissions test.
  • 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.
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Pay and Benefits Administrator
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Salary Administration Officer

Accounting Clerk Diploma

The Accounting Clerk Diploma program prepares the student for entry-level accounting and bookkeeping skills to meet the demands of today’s business. The program provides graduates with the necessary skills to calculate, prepare and process transactions and other accounting records according to established procedures.

  • Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status and a passing grade on the admissions test.
  • The knowledge on how to assist all levels of management in basic accounting functions.
  • The ability to perform junior accounting functions.
  • The understanding of how to produce statistical reports and memorandum.
  • Accounting Assistant
  • Assessment Clerk
  • Accounting/Auditing Clerk
  • Costing Clerk

Addictions Worker Certificate

With the aging 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 Addictions Worker (AW) 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 in coping with 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, or Mature Student Status 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
  • Other medical tests (e.g., TB Test) or proof of vaccinations (e.g., Hepatitis B) may be required by industry
  • Good command of the English language – both written and oral
  • Completion of standard registration form
  • 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 organisations, like AA, which focus on rehabilitation.

 

Graduates of this program are qualified to work in a wide variety of CSW/AW settings and occupations. Job titles vary per location, but graduates are an integral part of many settings, including:

  • Rehabilitation centres
  • Public addiction counselling clinics
  • Private addiction counselling clinics
  • Addiction and drug awareness agencies
  • Mental health centres
  • 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 (CLSC)
  • Vocational rehabilitation services
  • Educational services
  • Hospitals
  • Community food and housing
  • Emergency relief services

 

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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.

  • Grade 12 or equivalent or Mature Students
  • Good Command of the English Language
  • Admissions Interview is required
  • Performing a variety of administrative and clerical functions
  • Preparing reports
  • Assisting with overall departmental functions

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

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 & Office Accounting Clerk Diploma

The Business & Office Accounting Clerk Diploma program provides the student with opportunities to acquire and apply the knowledge of business accounting and office skills to meet the demands of today’s business environment.

  • Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status and a passing grade on the admissions test.
  • The knowledge on how to assist all levels of management in basic accounting functions.
  • The ability to perform junior accounting functions.
  • The understanding of how to produce statistical reports and memorandum.
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable
  • Audit and Billing Clerk
  • Budget and Costing Clerk
  • Finance or Invoice Clerk
  • Tax Services Clerk
  • Bookkeeper

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.

Business Management Certificate

The Business Management Certificate is designed to prepare students for management and supervisory level positions in today’s fast-paced business environment. Its objective is to help students who are seeking to reenter the business sector, or who are currently working and wish to upgrade their business and supervisory skills in order to further their career.

  • Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status and a passing grade on the admissions test.
  • A solid foundation in basic principles of a business environment, including current computer applications, marketing and sales, and customer service.
  • An introduction to the most relevant aspects of business management and administration.
  • Professional skills in high demand by employers. These skills include: teamwork, 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 their current work environment.
  • The skills to provide basic office accounting.

Graduates of this program are prepared for a variety of supervisory and management trainee positions in a broad range of employment settings.

Community Service Worker Diploma

With the aging 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 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. 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, or Mature Student Status with successful completion of CAST testing
  • Completion of Wonderlic SLE admission test with minimum score of 18
  • 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
  • Full range of computer and office skills, including current software applications, keyboarding skills, and personal and professional development
  • On-site work experience through participation in a 160-hour placement at an approved CSW facility
  • 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

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

Computer Service Technician Diploma

The Computer Service Technician Diploma program prepares students to deal with the problems they may encounter when servicing personal computers. It provides in-depth knowledge of computer hardware. Students will gain experience by performing hardware configuration-related activities. The program prepares students for the following industry certification exams: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Server+.

  • Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status and a passing grade on the admissions test.
  • The necessary technical skills relating to maintenance and repair to PC hardware.
  • The understanding of the design and application of PC software and operating systems.
  • Computer Service Technician
  • Electronic Service Technician Supervisor
  • Field Service Technician

Computerized Accounting Diploma

The objective of the Computerized Accounting Diploma program is to provide the student with the opportunity to acquire knowledge of business concepts, as well as gain the necessary computerized accounting and office skills. This program will provide graduates 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.

  • Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status and a passing grade on the admissions test.
  • An understanding of how to handle confidential budget information.
  • The ability to process financial reports and memoranda.
  • The knowledge on how to work with statistical and accounting data.
  • The capability of maintaining files and records.
  • The background to perform a wide range of office support functions.
  • Accounting Bookkeeping Clerk
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Bookkeeping Clerk
  • Bookkeeper Accountant

Customer Service & Information Clerk Diploma

The objective of the Customer Service and Information Clerk Diploma program is to provide the student with the opportunities to acquire and apply the knowledge of customer service and information skills to help them meet the demands of today’s business environment.

  • Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status and a passing grade on the admissions test.
  • The requirements to respond to telephone and in-person complaints and inquiries.
  • An understanding to be able to give information regarding an organization’s goods, services and policies.
  • The capability to enter orders, verify shipments and send out invoices.
  • The knowledge to be able to trace orders from intake to shipment and troubleshoot delays and problems.
  • The ability to receive payments and process information required for the provision of services.
  • Library Clerk
  • Courtesy Receptionist
  • Complaint Clerk
  • Inquiries Clerk
  • Information Clerk
  • Order and Payment Clerk
  • Customer Service Representative

Entrepreneurial Business Applications Diploma

The Entrepreneurial Business Applications diploma program prepares students with the skills needed to operate a small business whether it is home-based, a franchise, or a consultancy. Graduates of this program obtain the necessary skills to plan, organize, direct, control, and evaluate their operations in order to provide goods or services to consumers and ensure the quality of these goods/services and the satisfaction of their clients.

  • Grade 12 or equivalent.
  • Gain a general understanding of computer applications.
  • The ability to perform a variety of administrative functions.
  • The skills to operate a small business.
  • The necessary skills to plan, organize, direct, control, and evaluate business operations
  • Office Manager
  • Small Business Manager
  • Small Business Owner

Graphic & 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 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
  • Graphic Designer
  • Web Site Developer
  • Internet Site Designer
  • Intranet Site Designer

Help Desk Support Analyst Diploma

The Help Desk Support Analyst Diploma program provides students with the skills and knowledge to support users of computer systems and software applications. The student will be provided with in-depth knowledge on evaluating, configuring, and troubleshooting communications hardware, software, and operating systems. The program prepares students for the following industry certification exams: CompTIA A+, and MCITP Enterprise Desktop Support Technician on Windows 7.

  • Grade 12 or equivalent and a passing grade on the admissions test.
  • The skills to communicate electronically and in person with computer users experiencing difficulties to determine, document issues, and resolve problems.
  • The understanding to use consulting user guides, technical manuals and other documents to research and implement solutions.
  • The ability to provide advice and train users in response to identified difficulties and support users to install Windows desktop operating systems.
  • Help Desk Support Analyst
  • User Support Technician
  • Computer Help Desk
  • Representative
  • Help Desk Technician
  • Software Technical Support Analyst
  • Systems Technical Support Analyst

Medical Administrative Assistant Diploma

The goal of this program is to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of office procedures, communications, word processing, terminology and medical billing. Graduates of this program will find that they are an integral part of the medical community and assist the healthcare team by building trust, and creating a safe environment for patients and their families while performing a variety of duties.

  • 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.
  • Attributes of a successful Medical Administrative Assistant include knowledge of doctors’ general office procedures, dicta typing and proficiency in medical terminology, good written and verbal communication skills, strong word processing skills, ability to multi-task and prioritize, good organizational skills, pleasant professional telephone manner, medical billing knowledge, dependable, flexible and able to maintain confidential information, excellent interpersonal skills and being a team player.

Medical Administrative Assistants work in

  • doctors’ offices
  • hospitals
  • medical clinics
  • pharmaceutical companies
  • government health agencies
  • variety of other medical office settings

 

They are integral members of the health care delivery team and perform many administrative and some basic clinical procedures. Typical Job Titles include

  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Medical Secretary
  • Medical Billing Clerk/Secretary
  • Medical Office Administrator
  • Medical Receptionist, Clinical Assistant
  • Ward Secretary and Booking Clerk

Medical Office Clerk Certificate

The Medical Office Clerk Certificate program is designed to provide students with knowledge of healthcare procedures, business concepts and office skills in order to meet the demands of today’s healthcare business. Upon graduation, students will be well-equipped to work in wide variety of healthcare settings.

  • Grade 12 or equivalent and a passing grade on the admissions test.
  • Receive and register patients
  • Arrange appointments with specialists
  • Monitor and facilitate patient flow through the clinic
  • Organize and file medical records
  • Maintain physicians’ daily schedules
  • Provide assistance to physician(s) and nurse(s)
  • Process payments
  • Complete general offices duties (e.g., faxing and copying)

Medical Office Clerks work in administrative and support roles in healthcare establishments. Upward mobility in medical administrative roles is possible with experience, motivation, dedication, and a positive attitude.

Network System Administrator Diploma

The Network System Administrator Diploma program provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to plan, install, and provide routine control and manage situations in relation to quality communications network services in an information system. It will provide in-depth knowledge on evaluating communications hardware, software and transmission service alternatives against changing business requirements, maintaining links with network suppliers, support for systems; localizing and rectifying faults in networks and handling non-routine problems. It will also provide expertise and practical assistance in delivering service that complies with statutory and other standards as well as strategic and tactical plans. The program prepares students for the following industry certification exams: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Server+, CompTIA Security+, MCTS, and MCITP Server Administrator.

  • Grade 12 or equivalent and a passing grade on the admissions test.
  • The ability to provide day-to-day onsite administrative support for software users in a variety of environments.
  • The understanding to maintain, troubleshooting and administer the use of local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), hardware, software and related computer equipment.
  • The skills to design and configure networks, recommend purchases of application servers, peripherals, and software.
  • The training to evaluate, install and support computer hardware, networking software, and operating system software.
  • Hardware Installation Coordinator
  • Network System Administrator
  • Network Support Technician
  • Network Operator
  • Local Area Network (LAN) Administrator
  • Local Area Network (LAN) Technician

Office Administration Assistant Certificate

The Office Administration Assistant Certificate prepares students to work in an office environment as administrators and assistants. The program provides students with comprehensive knowledge and office skills to make them successful as assistants in business settings.

  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Attend an admissions interview
  • The knowledge on how to perform a variety of office and clerical functions.
  • The ability to prepare reports and assist with overall functions of department(s).
  • The skills to use office software related to office functions and business-related requests.
  • Corporate Secretary
  • Executive Assistant
  • Office Administrator
  • Special Assistant

Payroll Compliance Practitioner Certificate

The Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) Certificate program has been developed by the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA), the national association representing the payroll community in Canada and is the first level of the CPA’s Certified Payroll Management Program (CPMP).

  • Grade 12 or equivalent and a passing grade on the admissions test.
  • The comprehensive knowledge of legislative compliance requirements.
  • The ability to apply that knowledge in day-to-day activities.
  • The competency and efficiency in monitoring legislative developments.
  • The understanding of managing payroll accounting activities.
  • The professionalism to treat all employee-related information with confidentiality.
  • Benefits Officer
  • Pay and Benefits Administrator/Clerk
  • Salary Administration Officer
  • Payroll Adviser/Clerk
  • Payroll Officer/Clerk

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.