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Algonquin Careers Academy

Ottawa, Ontario
Online Learning Available

Algonquin Careers AcademyAlgonquin Careers Academy has been providing high-quality career training to Canadians for over 40 years from the school's well-equipped campus in Ottawa. Over the years, many programs have been adapted to be taught either partially or fully online. In today's world of busy schedules and changing circumstances, this kind of flexibility can make or break many people's chances of achieving their career goals. Algonquin wants to help you make your career goal come true.

Algonquin Careers Academy offers a wide range of programs in business, healthcare, and law — career disciplines that are consistently in demand. Benefit from small class sizes and supportive instructors who help you get the most out of your education. To complement classroom learning, Algonquin has established excellent working relationships with employers. These relationships enable students to obtain real-life experience through co-op work placements that help them apply the lessons they have learned in the classroom, gain confidence in their skills, and open doors to future employment. For online programs, instructors are scheduled 4 hours a day, Monday to Friday, to deliver online lectures and to be available to support your individual learning achievement.

If you are ready to unlock your potential, Algonquin Careers Academy is here to help! Request information about the program of your choice, and in as little as 7 to 12 months, you could be ready to start looking for work!

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Algonquin Careers Academy Programs

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Healthcare Programs

Early Childcare Assistant (ECA) Diploma

This intense, fast track program gets you career ready in just 7 months and includes 8 weeks of practical 'on the job' training. There is a high demand for early childcare assistants due to the increasing demand for childcare services in Ontario.

Algonquin's goal for this program is to have students develop current, practical knowledge and skills to perform competently, effectively, and safely as an ECA. Students can gain and build on their communication, leadership, interpersonal, and technical skills. A practical placement combined with classroom instruction ensures you graduate with confidence in yourself and in your theoretical and practical skills.

In-class Diploma Program:

  • 28 weeks (total time in class and on practical placement)
  • Monday to Friday, 4 hours per day

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Intra-Oral Dental Assisting Diploma: Level 1 and 2 Courses

This area of healthcare is a great choice for those interested in joining the dental field but not wanting to spend years in school. This program will help students develop current, practical knowledge and skills to perform competently, effectively, and safely in the field of dental assisting.

Algonquin also focuses on students' ability to gain and build on their communication, leadership, interpersonal, and technical skills. Courses will help the students prepare for their NDAEB certification, and all these skills will be practiced and sharpened during a supervised practical placement.

In-class Diploma Program:

  • 48 weeks total time to complete, including a 2-week full-time practical placement
  • Classes scheduled Monday to Friday, 4 hours per day

Online Diploma Program:

  • 48 weeks total time to complete based on 20 hours per week of dedicated learning plus homework
  • Includes a 2-week full-time practical placement
  • Majority of the course theory content is completed online within prescheduled milestones
  • Instructor time is scheduled each week via video lectures

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Medical Esthetician Diploma

A growing demand for medical esthetic services is fuelling demand for trained Medical Estheticians. If you enjoy a personal connection with clients and are interested in a rewarding career in an upscale spa environment or in starting your own business, now is the time to consider your potential as a medical esthetician.

The Medical Esthetician Diploma program is designed to prepare students with comprehensive skills in specialized esthetic services, integrating knowledge of anatomy and related fields into practical applications like skincare treatments and cosmetic procedures. The curriculum includes hands-on experience with advanced equipment, product selection expertise, customer service, professional relationship development, and business acumen for managing a small esthetics enterprise. Additionally, students learn to perform advanced techniques such as exfoliation treatments, laser hair removal, and photo rejuvenation, preparing them for a dynamic career in the beauty industry.

In-class Diploma Program:

  • 66 weeks total time to complete, including a 4-week practical placement
  • Classes scheduled Monday to Friday, 4 hours per day

Online Distance Education Certificate Program:

  • 66 weeks total time to complete based on 20 hours per week for academic portion plus homework
  • Includes a 4-week practical placement
  • Majority of the theory content is completed online within pre-scheduled milestones
  • Instructor time is scheduled each week via video lectures
  • Practical labs are prescheduled and delivered on campus

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Medical Lab Assistant/Technician Diploma

Algonquin Careers Academy's Medical Lab Assistant/Technician Diploma program will provide you with practical training related to:

  • Phlebotomy
  • Holter monitoring
  • Electrocardiography
  • Quantitative and qualitative lab tests
  • Diagnostic blood tests

Plus, you can gain a solid background in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, laboratory mathematics, quality control, information handling, laboratory safety, and much more.

Accreditation:

The Medical Assistant/Technician program at Algonquin Careers Academy is accredited by EQual™ Accreditation Canada.

Algonquin Careers Academy's Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician diploma program is approved by the Medical Laboratory Professionals Association of Ontario (MLPAO) and the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS).

In-Class Diploma Program:

  • 40 weeks total time to complete, including a 4-week full-time clinical placement and 2-week full-time experiential learning simulation
  • Classes scheduled Monday to Friday, 4 hours per day

Online Diploma Program:

  • 40 weeks total time to complete based on 20 hours per week of dedicated learning plus homework
  • Includes a 4-week full-time clinical placement and a 2-week full-time experiential learning simulation
  • Majority of the course content is completed online within prescheduled milestones
  • Instructor time is scheduled each week via video lectures

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Medical Office Assistant Diploma

The 33-week Medical Office Assistant Diploma program at Algonquin Careers Academy can prepare you to become a member of a medical office team in such areas as:

  • Medical office assisting
  • Medical or dental reception
  • Medical billing
  • Medical transcription
  • Patient records management
  • Dental office assisting

The program includes instruction in medical transcription, word processing, pharmacology, medical laws, medical terminology, anatomy, body systems, and much more. In addition, the program includes training in first aid, CPR, and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS). Plus, the 4-week co-op placement will provide valuable practical experience in a real-life healthcare setting.

In-class Diploma Program:

  • 33 weeks total time to complete, including a 4-week full-time clinical placement
  • Classes scheduled Monday to Friday, 4 hours per day

Online Diploma Program:

  • 33 weeks total time to complete based on 20 hours per week of dedicated learning plus homework
  • Includes a 4-week full-time practical placement
  • Majority of the course content is completed online within prescheduled milestones
  • Instructor time is scheduled each week via video lectures

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Personal Support Worker Certificate

The Personal Support Worker Certificate program at Algonquin Careers Academy can prepare you to handle a wide range of nursing assistant and personal support tasks, including:

  • Administering medications
  • Assisting with personal hygiene
  • Supporting family members

This program also focuses on the vital principles of sensitivity to individuals and patient rights. In addition, you could obtain a solid understanding of cognitive impairment, mental health issues, ongoing conditions, and much more. You could even learn important factors related to self-care and stress management, as well as how to cultivate professional relationships and adapt to varying work settings.

The 30-week Personal Support Worker Certificate program includes 8 weeks of clinical placement. The placement includes supervised clinical practice with an instructor, followed by unsupervised clinical experience within both a long-term care and a community healthcare facility.

After successfully completing the program, you could be qualified for entry-level personal support worker positions within a variety of environments, including home healthcare agencies, nursing homes, hospices, retirement residences, and hospitals.

In-class Certificate Program:

  • 30 weeks total time to complete, including an 8-week 37.5 hour-per-week placement
  • Classes scheduled Monday to Friday, 4 hours per day
  • Offered mornings, afternoons, or evenings

Online Certificate Program:

  • 30 weeks total time to complete based on 20 hours per week for the academic portion and 37.5 hours per week during placement
  • Additional time for homework is required
  • Includes an 8-week practical placement in long-term care and community workplaces
  • Majority of the course content is completed online within prescheduled milestones
  • Instructor time is scheduled each week via video lectures
  • Practical labs are prescheduled and delivered in the personal support worker labs on campus

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Pharmacy Assistant Diploma

Algonquin's Pharmacy Assistant program is focused on teaching the essential knowledge and skills you need to begin a career in a community pharmacy, which could happen in as little as 8 months.

The scope of practice for a pharmacy assistant is not as broad as that of a registered pharmacy technician. However, if you cannot commit to the more extensive program and the rigours and cost of writing professional licensing exams, then becoming a pharmacy assistant could be the answer for your career future.

In-class Diploma Program:

  • 34 weeks total time to complete, including a 6-week full-time practical placement
  • Classes scheduled Monday to Friday, 4 hours per day

Online Distance Education Diploma Program:

  • 34 weeks total time to complete based on 20 hours per week of dedicated learning plus homework
  • Includes a 6-week full-time practical placement
  • Majority of the course theory content is completed online within prescheduled milestones
  • Instructor time is scheduled each week via video lectures
  • Practical labs are prescheduled and delivered in the pharmacy labs in the Ottawa and Mississauga schools

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Pharmacy Technician Diploma

The 51-week Pharmacy Technician Diploma program at Algonquin Careers Academy can teach you how to perform a variety of tasks under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, including:

  • Pharmacy math
  • Compounding
  • Sterile techniques
  • Dispensary management (using Nexxsys pharmacy software)

You can also gain a strong background in anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology. Plus, Algonquin Careers Academy can provide you with knowledge of client services, effective communication, inventory control, purchasing, record keeping, and much more.

The Pharmacy Technician Diploma program includes an 8-week co-op placement where you will obtain real-life experience within both hospital and community pharmacy settings.

Accreditation:

The Pharmacy Technician program at Algonquin Careers Academy is accredited by the Canadian Council for the Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP).

In-class Diploma Program:

  • 51 weeks total time to complete, including a 9-week full-time practical placement
  • Classes scheduled Monday to Friday, 4 hours per day
  • Offered mornings, afternoons, and evenings

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Business Programs

Accounting and Payroll Administrator Diploma

The Accounting and Payroll Administrator Diploma program from Algonquin Careers Academy can provide you with a solid set of skills related to:

  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial accounting practices
  • Payroll legislation and fundamentals
  • Computerized accounting (using Sage 50 - Simply Accounting and Quickbooks software)

You can also gain a solid knowledge of bank reconciliations, month- and year-end procedures, special journals, and subsidiary ledgers, and much more. Upon successful completion of the Accounting and Payroll Administrator Diploma program, you will have the skills needed to work in an entry-level position within an accounting department.

In-class Diploma Program:

  • 38 weeks total time to complete
  • Monday to Friday, 4 hours per day

Online Distance Education Diploma Program:

  • 38 weeks total time to complete based on 20 hours per week of dedicated learning plus homework
  • Majority of the course theory content is completed online within prescheduled milestones
  • Instructor time is scheduled each week via video lectures

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Business Management Diploma

This program focuses on three key elements providing each student with an understanding of the theoretical principles of business management, the practical "hands on" skills required to do the job, and the communication skills needed to work within an office environment.

Skills and information covered include:

  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial accounting and payroll
  • Software training for Sage 50 — Simply, QuickBooks, and Microsoft's Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and project management software
  • Human resource management
  • Business law
  • Marketing, including for social media
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Small business management
  • Business communications

Graduates of this program will have the opportunity to enter the workplace with the knowledge and skills required to perform important tasks carried out by employees in business, government, and not-for-profit organizations within departments such as accounting, human resources, customer service, sales, and account management.

In-class Diploma Program:

  • 48 weeks total time to complete
  • Monday to Friday, 4 hours per day

Online Distance Education Diploma Program:

  • 48 weeks total time to complete based on 20 hours per week of dedicated learning plus homework
  • Majority of the course theory content is completed online within prescheduled milestones
  • Instructor time is scheduled each week via video lectures

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Supply Chain and Logistics Diploma

The need for expertise in supply chain and logistics will continue to grow as online sales and integrated international manufacturing continues to boom. You can make yourself an integral part of this system with Algonquin's Supply Chain and Logistics program, which can teach you about the following and a lot more:

  • Logistics coordination, transportation, and freight operations
  • Optimizing order frequency, cycles, and transit options
  • Goods delivery scheduling and tracking and expediting overdue shipments
  • Sourcing suppliers, garnering quotes and tendering submissions
  • Negotiating pricing, terms of delivery, and other contract details
  • Processing purchase orders, freight forwarding, and other documentation
  • Monitoring inventory levels and generating inventory reports
  • Reconciling physical inventories and resolving material discrepancies
  • Reporting loss, damage, and return of goods and materials

With growing international trade, there will be a steady need for graduates in this field. Take your place in an essential business role by training to join this industry.

In-class Diploma Program:

  • 46 weeks (total time in class and on practical placement)
  • Monday to Friday, 4 hours per day

Online Distance Education Diploma Program:

  • 46 weeks total time to complete based on 20 hours per week of dedicated learning plus homework
  • Includes 16 weeks of full-time practical placement
  • Majority of the course content is completed online within prescheduled milestones
  • Instructor time is scheduled each week via video lectures

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Law Programs

Law Clerk Diploma

The technical and clerical aspects of assisting a legal professional are emphasized throughout this program. Algonquin prepares students to graduate with an in-depth and practical knowledge of legal terminology, drafting of various legal documents, legal office administration, and law office software. Areas of law studied include:

  • Wills and power of attorney
  • Real estate law
  • Civil litigation
  • Family law
  • Corporate and commercial law

Plus, administrative and productivity skills are enhanced with the following courses: computer essentials with keyboarding, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, bookkeeping, and effective business writing.

In-class Diploma Program:

  • 34 weeks total time to complete, including a 4-week full time practical placement
  • Monday to Friday, 4 hours per day

Online Distance Education Diploma Program:

  • 34 weeks total time to complete based on 20 hours per week of dedicated learning plus homework
  • Includes a 4-week practical placement
  • Majority of the course theory content is completed online within prescheduled milestones
  • Instructor time is scheduled each week via video lectures

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Paralegal Diploma

The Paralegal Diploma program from Algonquin Careers Academy can provide you with a solid background in constitutional and administrative law, evidence and litigation processes, provincial court systems, tribunal practices and procedures, and much more. You can also learn how to perform tasks from client interviewing to legal research to legal accounting.

In addition, you could gain hands-on experience working with a variety of computer software applications commonly found within legal offices, including Microsoft Word and Excel. Plus, you can hone important knowledge related to ethics, professional responsibility, and the Canadian legal system.

Accreditation:

The Paralegal program at Algonquin Careers Academy is accredited by the Law Society of Ontario (LSO).

In-class Diploma Program:

  • 50 weeks total time to complete, including a 4-week full-time practical placement
  • Monday to Friday, 4 hours per day
  • Offered mornings or evenings

Online Distance Education Diploma Program:

  • 50 weeks total time to complete based on 20 hours per week of dedicated learning plus homework
  • Includes a 4-week full-time, in-person practical placement
  • Approximately 30% of the course content is completed online within prescheduled milestones
  • Instructor meeting time is scheduled each week on campus via online video link

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Algonquin Careers Academy Location

Ottawa, Ontario
1830 Bank St
Ottawa ON K1V 7Y6

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Algonquin Careers Academy Accreditation & Certification