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Launch your new career with the Academy of Learning Career College (AOLCC), where you can choose from over 30 diploma and certificate programs in today’s high-demand career fields. Most of our programs can be completed in less than one year, with supportive staff and career services to give you a job-searching edge. We offer an innovative, learn-at-your-own-pace learning environment that welcomes students of any age and skill level. Find out how you can join the thousands of graduates now enjoying new and rewarding careers across the province!
The Academy of Learning prides itself on competence-based learning delivered through our unique Integrated Learning System™ (ILS). With ILS, you engage in individualized learning, hands-on exercises and practice tests that allow you to progress at your own pace, with coaches available to help you every step of the way. The result is an inclusive and non-competitive environment in which you control the speed with which you progress to the next level. Most programs include field-related job placements that give you practical experience and confidence. We also provide career services that will help you with your job search when you graduate. It’s a recipe for success. It’s simply a better way to learn.
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Congratulations to our students and graduates who are achieving great results since attending AOLCC! We love hearing from you, so thanks for sharing your motivational stories! Our career services department is always available to you as our commitment to your ongoing success.
In the words of our most recent Office Clerk Certificate Graduate:
“I came to AOLCC in September 2019 and I am glad I did. I came to here to better my education and enhance my skills. The staff are very friendly and help you whenever you need.
I would highly recommend Academy of Learning because it is self-pace – you do it on your own time.
Thank you AOL!!”
Chantelle Meyer took our Office Clerk Certificate program with the goal of transitioning to an office career. Congratulations Chantelle on your hard work and graduation!
“I chose to come attend AOLCC to further my education, to become self-sufficient, self-empowered and to get back into the work force doing what I truly love, to empower others suffering with addictions.
I heard about the college from another student who enjoyed the school and her course. It was a good experience and I felt supported, always knowing there were coaches and help when I needed it. I was always supported and encouraged and I really enjoyed my time at AOLCC.”
Lori, 67yrs old, graduated 2019 with a Community Service Worker with Addictions Diploma.
It’s Never To Late To Go Back To School:
Why Become a CSW Worker? “I was looking for a purpose in life. I’ve been in personal recovery for 22yrs of Alcohol addictions and ready to give back.”
What did you do before: “I worked for 18yrs as a Customer Service Agent for the airlines.”
What did you think of the program and how your studies will help you get employment? “It gave me the certification I need to move forward. Confidence dealing with people and the office skill required to do the reporting. I did a practicum at SOS – Society of Organized Services working with community groups for kids and the homeless. “
What would you like to do with your CSW Diploma? “I would like to start my own business in personal development coaching.”
Any Words of Advise? “Take care of yourself physically and mentally, emotionally.”
Campuses: Kelowna, Victoria, Kamloops, Nanaimo
Duration: 45 weeks
Job Opportunities: CSW’s with Addictions specialty work in with a huge diversity of clients in a wide range of work environments and organizations including: Social service and government agencies * Mental health agencies * Group homes * Shelters * Substance abuse centres * School boards * Correctional facilities * Diverse non-profits * And many other establishments!
Curriculum Includes: General computer skills * Psychology * Sociology & Family Life * Government & Social Services * Life Span Development * Criminology* Mental Health * Case Management & Counselling * Business Communications & Report Writing * Three 4 week Addictions specific components
“If and when I need extra training in any category, I will definitely be coming back to the Academy of Learning Career College. School has never come easy to me, but being here has been an excellent and very rewarding experience for me. Especially the support I received from Helen and Kyle, THEY ARE THE BEST!”
Paula graduated from the Medical Office Assistant Diploma program.
Campuses: Kamloops, Kelowna, Victoria, Nanaimo
Job Opportunities: Physicians’ offices, clinics, and healthcare centres; medical labs and research facilities; physiotherapy and similar clinics; care facilities; health records departments; and much more!
Curriculum Includes: General computers skills, MS Office, bookkeeping, Medical Terminology and Anatomy, Medical Office and Clinical Procedures; Medical Transcription; First Aid and CPR. This program additionally includes a preceptorship.
“I was out of the country for 4 years and when I came back to Canada, I applied for some clerical positions with no luck. I found that most companies wanted certificates. That is when I came to AOLCC and with the help of the facilitators, I made the decision to enrol for the Administrative Assistant Diploma. I feel I learned a lot in every subject that I will take forward into a new career path.”
Cathy graduated from the Administrative Assistant Diploma program.
Campuses: Nanaimo, Victoria, Kamloops, Kelowna
Duration: 7.7 months
Job Opportunities: Across all industries and regions qualified Administrative Assistants are necessary for the day-to-day functioning of virtually every organization
Curriculum Includes: Extensive MS Office training, Office Procedures, Keyboarding, General Computer Skills, Business Communication and Job Preparedness
I chose Academy of Learning because it gave me a chance to work and learn at my own pace. Honestly being a person who has dealt with anxiety, this was a great choice for me to gain the knowledge and skills to move forward with my career. It was the best choice I’ve made to further my education.
Knowing I needed more education, I felt it was either here or TRU. I came in not expecting to sign up right away but after the first initial visit I knew it was a place for me. I loved the flexibility, the friendliness and how accessible the fancily was and is. If I didn’t get it right away the staff or students helped me understand in a better light. From being here I have created a contact list of who is who and from this, when I create my business, I will take advantage of this opportunity. Being here opened a lot more doors that once were closed to me mentally and emotionally and has helped create a mindful man which I will always be grateful for.
During my program here at the Academy of Learning College, it became my second home, in a sense. I have been made to feel cared about and was always encouraged and motivated by the Facilitators. I enjoyed the fact that I could go at my own pace and had all the tools available to me to work with sufficiently. My learning experience here was incredibly beneficial to succeed in my further endeavors.
Going to AOLCC has been a very good experience for me. The staff was informative and polite. Courses were taught very well and all my questions were answered. Thanks to the staff for everything.
I found it a great revival of old skills while creating new skills. I the loved the work at your own pace schedule, it enabled me to have time for work and family.
I highly recommend AOLCC Nanaimo to anyone considering advancing their education. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The choice to attend AOLCC Nanaimo was made quite simple because I obtained my diploma in just over 9 months compared to a 2 year program at a university for the same diploma. I thoroughly enjoyed my time here and have set myself up for a very successful future with AOLCC Nanaimo’s help.
I am so pleased to have been given the opportunity to let go of my fears of failing academically and allow the learning coaches to help me achieve this huge undertaking to become a qualified Computer Service Repair person and after being out of college for many many years.
The services offered here at the Academy of Learning in my point of view are excellent. Having taken another computer course before this we didn’t get the help we needed if we received any help at all. We also never received the proper education on the hours to obtain employment after completing the course. After doing this course I feel if I do all the requirements I will be able to find a job or further my education.
Also after observing the staff here at the Academy of Learning they are the most helpful and the friendliest and more compassionate people in this type of work. They seem to enjoy what they are doing and don’t treat it as “Just a Job” like most.
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