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Diploma & Certificate Programs

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!

Simply a better way to learn

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.

Is Career Training Right for You?

Take the AOL "Career Training Readiness Quiz"

The fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for.

Get Your Career Training Readiness score now!

Integrated Learning System (ILS)

  • Course workbooks
  • Media Presentations
  • Hands-on exercises
  • Competency-based exams
  • Customized in class and virtual instructor-led content delivery


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.

Events and Announcements

Events & Announcements
March 13, 2020

Free Tax Return Service – Nanaimo Campus

Free tax return for those who qualify! Our Accounting Students will get the job done! MARCH 2 – APRIL 30,…

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March 9, 2020

May 2 – Saturday – Excel & Word: An Intro to the Basics

This free one day workshop gives those without experience in Microsoft Excel and Word the fundamental skills to begin exploring and learning….

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January 28, 2020

Mar. 28 Sat – Publisher & PowerPoint – An Intro

This free one day workshop gives those without experience in Microsoft Publisher and PowerPoint the fundamental skills to begin exploring…

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Employment Trends and Student Tips

July 29, 2020

Student Aid Funding Increased for BC Adult Learners

Are students getting additional student aid and other assistance for schooling during the COVID-19 Crisis? Yes! Announced by Prime Minister…

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July 12, 2020

Continuing Education Available Across BC

5 ways AOLCC is offering Continuing Education during COVID-19 With the COVID-19 crisis, you may be wondering what options are…

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January 9, 2020

Want a career boost but afraid of retraining? AOLCC makes it easy!

Career training and flexible education that’s affordable, efficient and right here in Nanaimo In her early-50s Jolene Swanson faced a…

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