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Academy of Learning Career College

2965 Bremner Avenue, Red Deer AB

Possible funding to those who qualify*

  • Designated Educational Institute (DEI)
  • Designated Learning Institute (DLI)
  • Alberta Student Aid Program
  • Loans
  • Grants
  • Bursaries
  • Scholarships

Programs

Programs offered at each campus may vary, so be sure to check other campus offerings for the course you are most interested in.

Business, Accounting, Marketing Programs

  • Admission Requirements

    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.

    Program Highlights

    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.

    Career Opportunities

    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.

  • Admission Requirements

    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 instruction. 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.

    Program Highlights

    The objective of this 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 provides graduates with the necessary skills to maintain complete sets of books, keep records of accounts, verify the procedures used for recording financial transactions, and provide personal bookkeeping services.

    Career Opportunities

    Careers in business accounting are continuously in high demand. Excellent opportunities exist for skilled persons in a variety of accounting related positions, including the role of accounting bookkeeper, across the public and private sectors.

    • Handles confidential budget information.
    • Processes financial reports and memoranda.
    • Deals with statistical and accounting data.
    • Maintains files and records.
    • Performs a wide range of office support functions
  • Admission Requirements

    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.

    Program Highlights

    The Business Administration diploma program is designed to prepare students for the demands of today’s fast-paced business environments. 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 addressing situations that arise within a business-related career. Courses focus on professional skills required by today’s employers, including knowledge of how businesses utilize technology, e-commerce, business correspondence, office procedures, project management, and employment success strategies. This program provides students with:

    • 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: 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 current social and economic conditions.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications and accounting.

    Please note that the focus of this program is to train individuals for entry-level support and/or management trainee positions. It will also provide the skills to progress into management-level careers, given the proper combination of skills, experience, and personal attributes.

    Career Opportunities

    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, operations, human resources, and general administration are available to those students who possess the proper combination of business skills, experience, personal ability, and aptitude.

  • Admission Requirements

      • Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent; OR
      • 18 years of age or older with successful completion of the Mature Student Admission Test, Wonderlic SLE with a minimum score of 18; AND
      • Completion of Wonderlic BST with a minimum score of 18; AND
      • Adequate level of physical health to be able to fulfill job requirements; AND
      • Good command of the English language – both written and verbal
      • Completion of standard registration form

    Program Highlights

    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. This program is designed to provide employment-ready and comprehensively trained graduates. Successful graduates will earn the Certified Medical Assisting Professional (CMAP) designation in addition to their diploma. These graduates are fully qualified to work in a hands-on administrative and clinical support capacity in the medical industry.

    Career Opportunities

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

    • Physicians’ offices, clinics, and mental healthcare and allied healthcare centres
    • Walk-in care centres
    • Ambulatory clinics
    • Complementary and alternative medicine clinics (e.g., chiropractic and acupuncture centres)
    • Long-term and extended care departments
    • Medical research facilities
    • Medical laboratory and diagnostic imaging centres
    • Physiotherapy and occupational therapy clinics
    • Group homes and community living societies
    • Fitness and wellness centres
    • Hospital admissions and E.R. departments (e.g., switchboard, information, and patient registration)
    • Ambulatory and outpatient departments
    • Laboratory and x-ray departments
    • Medical finance and administrative departments
    • Booking and O.R. bed booking
    • Health records departments

Creative Arts, Interactive, Sound Programs

  • Admission Requirements

    Grade 12 or equivalent. 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.

    Program Highlights

    This program provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to build a graphics & web design foundation, learn industry-standard software programs, and produce a well-rounded and exciting portfolio. Students learn how to plan and design compelling and interactive websites and learn to use industry-related programs, such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, and Flash for website design. Students will also explore HTML and CSS for web publishing, alongside essential topics such as accessibility standards, color, typography, and composition, as well as dig into PHP and WordPress development. Graphics & Web Design program graduates develop a professional design process for building a website from concept to launch.

    Career Opportunities

    Recent studies indicate that strong growth in web design jobs, particularly in the consulting sector, is expected over the next few years. Career opportunities that will allow students to communicate and captivate with the skills learned in this program include:

    • Web Designer
    • Internet Site Designer
    • Web Site Developer
    • Intranet Site Designer

Human & Social Services, CSW Programs

  • Admission Requirements

      • Grade 12 or equivalent; OR
      • 18 years of age or with successful completion of an admission test, Wonderlic SLE admission test with minimum score of 16; AND
      • Completion of Wonderlic SLE admission test with minimum score of 16; AND
      • Adequate level of physical health to be able to fulfill job requirements; AND
      • Good command of the English language – both written and oral; AND
      • Completion of standard registration form.

    Program Highlights

    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.

    Career Opportunities

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

    • 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

Languages, ESL Programs

  • Admission Requirements

    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.

Technology, Networking Programs

  • Program Overview

    In the Software and Web Developer diploma program, students learn the coding languages that every web developer needs to know: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Students then broaden their skill set with a strong foundation in SQL, C#, and the .NET Framework that will lead to additional opportunities in the world of software development. Throughout the program, students gain hands-on experience with a range of software development projects that build in complexity as students add programming skills and languages to their toolkit.
    Graduates of the program will be able to:
    • Design the appearance and layout of websites
    • Develop cross-browser and cross-platform websites
    • Create and optimize content for websites using graphics, databases, animations, and other software
    • Translate wire frames and storyboards into functional, responsive websites
    • Work with MySQL databases and SQL scripting
    • Use the .NET Framework to create robust web applications

    Career Opportunities

    Graduates of the program may pursue a variety of positions in software development, including web developer, UI/UX developer, front end web developer, software developer, HTML / CSS developer, and Javascript / jQuery developer.

    Program Notes

    Tuition fees include all course materials. Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify. Graduation requirements: Students must maintain a 75% program average to obtain a diploma.

Red Deer Campus

Welcome to AOLCC Red Deer

Located on Bremner Avenue by Bower Mall and Sunnybrook Farm, right in the heart of Red Deer, Academy of Learning Career College is known for its unique learning method, the friendly staff and the fantastic facility. The natural light from the 30 foot open beam ceiling and skylight with the large computer lab creates a professional learning environment for adults. Ample parking and public transit are both available.


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