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Programs

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

Beauty, Esthetics, Barber Programs

  • The National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) Esthetics Program was developed to equip individuals for employment in the field of esthetics. Estheticians work in a challenging and rewarding field. As a beauty professional, estheticians will understand what techniques and treatments best suit their clients' needs. Students in the NACC Esthetics Program will gain knowledge in skin care and human anatomy, nutrition, and the importance of bacteriology and decontamination to both the esthetician and client. They will gain skills and experience in a variety of services provided by estheticians, including nail technology, skin care, manicures and pedicures, make-up artistry, body treatments, and facials. An understanding of business management skills for salons and spas along with basic computer skills will also be covered. In order to graduate and receive a diploma, students must achieve a minimum of 70% on the online NACC Esthetics Final Theory Examination.

Business, Accounting, Marketing Programs

  • CDI College's online Accounting and Payroll Administration program allows you to study anywhere while gaining the same knowledge you would in a traditional classroom. While studying 100% online, you'll gain a solid foundation in computer and office administration skills along with essential skills in accounting, bookkeeping, computerized accounting systems, and payroll. Your industry-experienced instructors will guide you through your program with online chats, live group sessions, announcements and more. You'll always have support to help you succeed in your studies. At the end of your program, you'll complete a real-world practicum placement to solidify what you've learned in your courses. And by the time graduation rolls around, you'll be ready to take on a variety of roles in accounting and payroll.
  • CDI College's online Business and Digital Marketing Management program gives you a flexible and convenient way to prepare for your new career. With a customized learning experience that's based around your schedule, you'll gain a solid foundation in job-ready skills while studying in the comfort of your own home. Your courses will cover key business topics such as accounting, project management, and human resources.You'll also learn the latest approaches to social media marketing, web design, and digital marketing. To ensure your educational experience is a success, your industry-experienced instructors will be available by to provide remote support, facilitate group discussions with your class, and mentor you through your studies. In addition to your 100% online course work, you'll also complete a real-world practicum placement to test your new knowledge. Upon graduation, you'll have the skills to succeed in a variety of business environments and roles.
  • What is the best way to get a hands-on education in online social media platforms, analytics and digital strategies? By completing your education online! CDI College's online Social Media and Web Marketing program allows you to complete your studies from the comfort of your own home, while gaining the knowledge you would in a traditional classroom.   With 100% of instruction and class assignments online, you will gain a solid foundation in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Search Engine Marketing (SEM), content creation, strategic web design, and much more. Your practitioner-instructors will guide you through your course objectives with online chats, live group sessions, interactive examples, and more. As you would in a classroom setting, you will have the support you need to succeed in your studies. At the end of your program, you'll complete a real-world practicum placement to solidify what you've learned in social media and website marketing. Before you graduate, you will be ready to take on a variety of roles in digital marketing and social media.
  • The Social Media and Web Marketing diploma program at CDI College gives you the focused, relevant marketing career training you need to start an exciting new career. In the program, you'll learn the keys of digital marketing on major platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, along with Reddit, Snapchat, and other emerging new channels. Throughout the social media training portion of the program, your instructors will place a strong emphasis on developing your knowledge of analytics and statistics, with the goal of understanding the importance of data in planning and executing marketing plans. Additionally, you'll sharpen your skills in content creation, outreach, and social media aggregation tools, as well as multimedia and video marketing, ensuring your education is well-rounded.  

    SEO & SEM Training

      A major focus of the Social Media and Web Marketing program is learning to grow your clients' marketing reach with quality Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Search Engine Marketing (SEM) training. In addition to your SEO and SEM training, you'll also gain expertise in business analytics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), so you'll gain an understanding of tracking return on investment (ROI) via the various customer relationship management (CRM) tools used by marketing professionals to disseminate web analytics each day.  

    On-The-Job Marketing Practicum Placement

      As part of your career training in the Social Media and Web Marketing diploma program, you'll take part in a six-week, 180-hour practicum placement, working with experienced marketers in a real-world environment, giving you valuable work experience prior to graduation. The marketing industry is growing, and talented digital professionals with a skill set relevant to the demands of employers are in high demand. Start training for your exciting new career in the Social Media and Web Marketing diploma program at CDI College. This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
  • In the Social Media Marketing diploma program, you'll gain a solid understanding of social media marketing practices that have evolved from the exponential growth of digital media communication sharing platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. This program explores how social media tools can be incorporated by marketers to promote and expand their businesses. You'll learn the marketing skills and business analytics competencies necessary to effectively use advanced digital tools and techniques that are now an essential component of effective digital marketing strategies. Upon graduation, you'll have the essential knowledge and skills necessary to plan and execute e-media marketing campaigns as part of a business-based digital marketing strategy.

    Admission Requirements

    • High school graduation or equivalent*
    OR
    • Mature student status**
      *From an English-language teaching institution. **19 years of age upon starting classes and Pass the college's admissions test. This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
  • Supply chain management deals with the logistics of the flow of goods and services from suppliers to consumers. It includes a number of stages such as procurement, storage, transportation and distribution, and requires a variety of skills including supply and demand estimation and forecasting, operations planning, financial planning, negotiation, technical and IT. The Supply Chain Management diploma program is designed to prepare students to succeed in and excel in this field. This industry sector is one of the largest employers in Canada, with close to a million people employed in occupations directly related to it and is expected to steadily grow in the future offering tens of thousands of new positions every year.  

    Admission Requirements

    • High school graduation or equivalent*
    OR
    • Mature student status**
      *From an English-language teaching institution. **19 years of age upon starting classes and Pass the college's admissions test. This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
  • As an Accounting and Payroll Administrator, you will play a key role in any business. Get an Accounting and Payroll Administrator diploma at CDI College to equip you for the demands of the current job market.

    A Diploma in Accounting

    By completing the Accounting and Payroll Administrator program, you’ll gain computer and office administration skills and a practical foundation in accounting, computerized accounting systems, and payroll. Accounting courses will prepare you to enter the workforce by teaching you how to do journal entries, how to read financial statements, and how to adjust accounts. Bookkeeping courses will teach you the fundamental principles of reporting business activities.   Upon graduation, you will also have on-the-job experience through a practicum placement, which will take you beyond introductory principles as you’ll have the opportunity to practice your skills using industry-standard accounting software applications.  

    Accounting Certification

    Through CDI College’s Accounting and Payroll Administrator diploma, you’ll also gain a competitive edge by fulfilling all of the requirements for the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) Certified Payroll Management Program (CPMP) at the level of Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP).   CPA requires a Work Experience Requirement Application (WERA) and a passing grade of 65% for certification, including a transfer credit of Introduction to Accounting. For more information on CPA requirements, visit www.payroll.ca.     If you’re ready to start your career as an Accounting and Payroll Administrator, fill out the form to your right. Delivery Method: in-class, distance or combined delivery.   Admission Requirements  
    • High school graduation or equivalent* OR
    • Mature student status**
      *From an English-language teaching institution.   **19 years of age upon starting classes and Pass the college's admissions test.     This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
  • In the Business and Digital Marketing Management diploma program, you will gain a solid understanding of the business skills required for working in entry-level business management positions or for operating your own business. The 21st century digital, mobile, and social media landscape has transformed how businesses market, promote, and sell their products and services, and manage their client relations. The program will explore social media and digital marketing, selling, and analytical practices that have evolved from the exponential growth of digital media communication while also exploring the various social media platforms and tools and how these tools can be incorporated by marketers and managers to promote and expand their business and connect with their customers. This program will provide graduates with the essential knowledge and skills necessary to plan, analyze and execute e-media marketing campaigns as part of a business based digital marketing and management strategy. Students will learn the skills and business analytics necessary to effectively use advanced digital tools and techniques that are now an essential component of effective digital marketing strategies. Delivery Method: in-class, distance or combined delivery.

    Admission Requirements

    • High school graduation or equivalent*
    OR
    • Mature student status**
      *From an English-language teaching institution. **19 years of age upon starting classes and Pass the college's admissions test. This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
  • In the Business and Digital Marketing Management with Co-op diploma program at CDI College, you'll gain the business skills to excel in entry-level positions in business management or to operate your own business.

    Digital Marketing Training in BC

    Advances in digital, mobile, and social media marketing have transformed how businesses market, promote, and sell their products. The Business and Digital Marketing Management with Co-op diploma program explores social media, and digital marketing, selling, and analytical practices that have evolved from the exponential growth of digital media communication.

    Job-Ready Digital Marketing Program

    The Business and Digital Marketing Management with Co-op diploma program explores the various social media platforms and tools and how these tools can be incorporated by marketers and managers to promote and expand their businesses and better connect with their customers. In the program, you'll pick up the essential knowledge and skills necessary to plan, analyze, and execute online marketing campaigns as part of a business-based digital marketing and management strategy. Additionally, you'll learn the skills and business analytics necessary to effectively use advanced digital tools and techniques that are now an essential component of effective digital marketing strategies.

    Co-Op Experience Before You Graduate

    Prior to graduation, you'll get the chance to complete an extensive, 28-week, 560-hour co-op work experience placement in the field, providing you with invaluable industry experience you can take to your new career in digital marketing. Get the job-ready digital marketing training you need with the Business and Digital Marketing Management with Co-op diploma program at CDI College. Delivery Method: in-class, distance or combined delivery. This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
  • Get the job-ready training you need in business fundamentals and the hospitality industry in CDI College's Business and Hospitality Essentials certificate program. This program, which includes a 13-week co-op placement, is divided into two separate modules to ensure you are trained in vital business concepts and pick up the skills needed to succeed as a hospitality professional.

    Job-Ready Business Training in Vancouver

    In the business training module, you'll improve your skills in business writing, bookkeeping, financial accounting, and more!

    Hospitality Management Career Training

    As you move on to the hospitality management module, your training includes additional accounting training for the hospitality industry, housekeeping management, front office management, hotel and motel security management, and use of hospitality computer systems. Start your hands-on training in the Business and Hospitality Essentials program at CDI College and you'll be making a positive impact in the hospitality industry in less than a year! This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
  • The Computerized Accounting & Bookkeeping online certificate program focuses on providing you with a solid foundation in accounting and bookkeeping theory and practice. In addition, this program provides extensive practice using and Sage 50 accounting software used by small to medium size businesses. Accounting principles and practices are based on what is currently acceptable in Canada. Upon successful completion of this program, you will be able to:
    • Define the role of accounting in the business environment
    • Use standard accounting methods and tools to record business transactions
    • Use general journal and special journals
    • Perform accounting for receivables
    • Set up payroll and add employees
    • Manage banking, credit cards, and tax scenarios
    • Set up inventory, vendors, and customers
    • Set up a computerized accounting system for a company using Sage 50 Accounting
    • Record basic transactions including vendor purchases and payments, account and cash sales, receipts and payments, and credit card receipts and payments

    Admission Requirements

    • High school graduation or equivalent*
    OR
    • Mature student status**
      *From an English-language teaching institution. **19 years of age upon starting classes and Pass the college's admissions test. This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
  • CDI College’s Payroll and Income Tax Practitioner certificate program will provide you with the tools you need to stand out in the competitive job market. In this program, you’ll go beyond the basics, improving your accounting skills using accounting software and learning how to prepare and file income tax returns for clients while gaining a firm grasp on the Income Tax Act. Upon graduation, you’ll be ready to enter the workforce, with a strong foundation in accounting, computerized accounting systems, income tax preparation, running payroll and meeting compliance through annual payroll cycles, and the office administration skills needed to work in a modern workplace. Additionally, the Payroll and Income Tax Practitioner program fulfills every core and elective course credit requirement for the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) Certified Payroll Management Program (CPMP) at the level of Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP). This means you’ve advanced beyond basic accounting principles and you’ll have the chance to practice your skills in industry-standard software applications. CPA requires a Work Experience Requirement Application (WERA) and a passing program grade of 65% for certification, including a transfer credit of Introduction to Accounting. For more information on CPA requirements, visit www.payroll.ca.

    Admission Requirements

    • Minimum one year's employment in a computerized office environment, or relevant education (transcript required).
    • High school graduation or equivalent*
    OR
    • Mature student status**
      *From an English-language teaching institution. **19 years of age upon starting classes and Pass the college's admissions test. This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
  • The Dental Office Administration – Radiography Specialization diploma program at CDI College is designed to provide you with the hands-on training to excel as a radiography specialist in a dental practice.

    If you're looking to start a new, exciting career in the dental field, specializing in radiography is an interesting and rewarding career path.

    Hands-On Radiography Training

    In the program, you'll gain a solid understanding for taking and processing intra-oral and extra-oral radiographs, dental terminology, billing procedures, appointment management, insurance company protocols, and telephone and communication skills.

    You will also receive vital, job-ready training on industry-standard dental software applications and the Microsoft Office suite of programs, as well as learning how to handle patients' charts in a clinical setting, and managing patient records.

    Also, you'll receive your First Aid Level 1, CPR-C and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information (WHMIS) certifications in addition to your Dental Office Administration - Radiography Specialization diploma.

     

    Get on-the-job Experience Before Graduation

    Additionally, the Dental Office Administration - Radiography Specialist program also features a four-week, 140-hour work experience placement, so you'll have experience in both theoretical and practical elements of your new career before graduation.

    Start training for a rewarding new career - Apply for the Dental Office Administration - Radiography Specialist diploma program today!

    Admission Requirements

    • High school graduation or equivalent*, or mature student status**.
    • Immunization report (form provided by college).
    • Criminal record check (in accordance with the Criminal Records Review Act).

    *From an English-language teaching institution.
    **19 years of age upon starting classes, and pass the college's admissions test.

    This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.

  • Providing quality healthcare services to patients requires specialized knowledge and strong interpersonal skills. If you're interested in this rewarding career, you can get the training you need in the Medical-Dental Administrative Assistant diploma program.

    In just over a year, you'll learn everything you need to know to succeed in a medical or dental office. You'll gain a foundation in healthcare knowledge and also get focused training on what it takes to work as a medical office assistant and dental receptionist.

    Your courses will cover medical emergency processes, industry software, medical language, dental sciences, and other key areas. You'll also complete two valuable practicum placements to take what you've learned in the classroom into the real world.

    This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.

  • CDI College's Medical Office Assistant diploma program is meant for students with an interest in science, medicine, and working with the public. Graduates of this program are employed in a variety of MOA jobs.

    The program covers fundamental office procedures and technology such as information processing, business procedures, keyboarding, and Microsoft Word and Excel programs. It also teaches medical office-specific skills like human anatomy, medical terminology, and medical transcription. Students are able to put these skills into practice through a mandatory practicum in a real-world medical office.

    Students continue to be supported after graduation through our Career and Employment Services department, which assists with job search and interviewing skills, employer expectations, and resume preparation.

    Admissions Requirements

    Students must meet all of the pre-requisites listed below, meet their financial obligations with the college, and acknowledge their understanding of the college’s policies and procedures provided in the student handbook, prior to starting classes.

    • High school graduation or equivalent*, or mature student** status.
    • Pass college’s admissions test.
    • Criminal record check (in accordance with the Criminal Records Review Act).

    *From an English-language teaching institution.
    **19 years of age upon starting classes and Pass the college's English admissions test.

    This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.

  • Program Duration: 34 weeks

    You need the most relevant, up-to-date skills in order to succeed in business management and administration. CDI College's Business Administration program shows best practices and up-to-the-minute skill requirements of the business world. The program will teach you the accounting, computer, and project management skills you need to excel in any office environment. Courses include Professional Skills, Marketing, Business Essentials, and Effective Business Writing. This diploma program can be applied to a variety of career options such as office management, finance, administration, and more.

    Admission Requirements

    • High school graduation or equivalent*
    OR
    • Mature student status**
    *From an English-language teaching institution. **19 years of age upon starting classes and Pass the college's admissions test. This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
  • Supply Chain Management is the process of strategically managing the flows of goods, services, finance and knowledge. If you specialize in any area of the supply chain, you can make a great living nearly anywhere in Canada, and the Global Supply Chain Management and International Trade diploma program at CDI College is the right place to get your supply chain training.

    Hands-on Supply Chain Management Training

    The supply chain itself contains many stages, including procurement, storage, transportation and distribution, creating countless different careers in various organizations, including specializations in supply and demand forecasting, project management, operations planning, financial planning, transportation, IT, and more. More than one million Canadians work in jobs directly related to the supply chain, and these occupations are expected to grow significantly in the future, with tens of thousands of new roles opening each year.

    Get Your FITT Certification at CDI College

    Through a partnership with the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) and the Global Supply Chain Management and International Trade diploma program, you will receive the FITT Certificate in International Trade when you complete three FITTskills courses and assessments, and the FITT Diploma in International Trade when you complete six FITTskills courses. These specialized courses are all built in to the program and require no additional fees or registration. Throughout the program, you'll also gain certifications in WHMIS 2015 and Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) by Ground, in addition to your Global Supply Chain Management and International Trade Diploma. If you're looking to get focused, relevant training applicable to various roles across the supply chain, CDI College's Global Supply Chain Management and International Trade diploma program is for you. This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
  • CDI College's Medical Office Administration diploma program is meant for students with an interest in science, medicine, and working with the public. Graduates of this program are employed in a variety of work environments including hospitals, private medical practices, and clinics.

    The program covers fundamental office procedures and technology such as information processing, business procedures, keyboarding, and Microsoft Word and Excel programs. It also teaches medical office-specific skills like human anatomy, medical terminology, and medical machine transcription. Students are able to put these skills into practice through a mandatory practicum in a real-world medical office.

    Students continue to be supported after graduation through our Career and Employment Services department, which assists with job search and interviewing skills, employer expectations, and resume preparation.

  • Supply chain management deals with the logistics of the flow of goods and services from suppliers to consumers. Inside the supply chain are a number of stages such as procurement, storage, transportation and distribution, and requires a variety of skills including supply and demand estimation and forecasting, operations planning, financial planning, negotiation, technical and IT. The Logistics & Supply Chain Management diploma program is designed to prepare students to succeed in and excel in this field. The supply chain sector is one of the largest employers in Canada, with close to a million people employed in occupations directly related to it and is expected to steadily grow in the future offering tens of thousands of new positions every year.
  • CDI College's Social Media Specialist certificate program has the training you need to start a new career creating marketing campaigns on social channels.

    Training on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram

    In the program, your training will include courses in social media, including creating content for major social channels, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Reddit, LinkedIn, and more. Each social network has its own specific course within the Social Media Specialist program, making sure you'll be well-prepared for a career helping your clients promote and expand their businesses.

    Learn Social Media Marketing

    In addition to your extensive social media marketing training, you'll sharpen your skills with Microsoft Word and Outlook, learn the fundamentals of effective business writing and digital marketing, and mastering the aggregation and listening tools social media marketers use every day. Start training in the Social Media Specialist certificate program at CDI College, and in less than a year, you'll be ready to start your new career in social and digital marketing.
  • In today’s job market, you need practical and marketable skills. The Business Accounting Technician program offers a combination of general office administration skills, accounting skills, and technology with which to help prepare you for opportunities in administrative or financial positions. A very strong aptitude for math is required for this course. The aim of this program is to provide students with a combination of computer and office administration skills and a practical foundation in accounting and computerized accounting systems. Students are prepared to enter the employment market upon graduation after a practicum that gives them on-the job experience.
  • Owing to increasingly powerful desktop computers and office software, businesses are relying on a few key people to perform the multitude of administrative duties that previously required many clerical staff. These key administrators are highly organized and well trained in leading edge office automation technology. The aim of the Business Administrative Professional diploma program is to provide you with a combination of office administration skills and technology. This combination includes general office administration, management and the operational skills needed to take charge as a cutting edge Business Administrative Professional.
  • In any successful business, the most valuable commodity is people. Our Human Resources Administration diploma program prepares students to work as human resources assistants and officers so that they can help manage this essential asset.   Human resources administrators are needed in every kind of business, across every area of specialization. Upon graduation, you'll be prepared to begin a career as a Human Resources Assistant or Officer, while also being qualified to work in general office administration.
  • CDI College's Oil and Gas Administration program teaches the vital administrative and clerical skills such as computer and software skills, interpersonal skills, business communication, and more.

    It also puts a strong emphasis on the petroleum industry and industry-specific knowledge such as terminology and practices.

    Graduates of this program will be well-prepared to enter the fast-paced and lucrative oil and gas sector in a variety of administrative capacities.

  • Modern offices demand highly skilled administrative staff. CDI College's Office Assistant program gives you the key skills you need to be an asset in any business environment. Courses in the Office Assistant program focus on developing office support and professional skills, as well as word processing, database, spreadsheet, and presentation software applications. Students also develop strong keyboarding, professional, and administrative skills through our supportive, hands-on learning environment.
  • The Banking and Financial Services program has been built from the ground up with industry collaboration at its core, ensuring that the content throughout is not only relevant to the industry but also directly addresses the needs of its employers. To develop a thorough understanding of the banking and financial industries, you’ll explore banking fundamentals, foreign exchange, consumer & mortgage credit, and investments. Alongside a working knowledge of the field, you’ll also build a solid foundation of long-term employable skills that can greatly benefit your career prospects. The technical and management skills offered in this program can be applied not only to banking establishments and credit companies, they can also be transferred into any position that requires communication skills and interaction with clients and customers.
  • The Accounting Assistant/Bookkeeper diploma program prepares students for careers in bookkeeping and accounting. In this program, students develop an excellent background in general accounting and bookkeeping principles with significant emphasis on the use of accounting software. The program covers the latest versions of Sage 50 and QuickBooks, the most popular commercial accounting software used in business today. Graduates will have well-rounded skills that can easily be adapted to other software programs. In addition to the accounting software, students learn a full set of computer applications that are required to compete in a competitive job market; including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Develop the essential skills and knowledge you need to compete in the dynamic and changing world of business. Our Business Management program provides a broad examination of business management and administration while helping students develop the tools they need to launch a rewarding career. Students focus on essential elements of accounting and finance, including foundation mathematics, bookkeeping, financial accounting, and computerized accounting. They also strengthen their communication skills through courses in business writing, academic writing and public speaking. Organizational behaviour, psychology, and human resources are included as well. In addition, the program includes fundamental and advanced explorations of key business administration topics. Students cover business essentials, business law, economics, marketing, and e-business. Advanced topics include business planning, strategic management, emerging global issues, and project management.
  • The Office Administrator - Executive program is designed to help students develop the skills for the modern office environment. Students will become proficient at an advanced level in the Microsoft Office suite. In addition, they will be trained in related Microsoft business software. Students will learn general business skills and comprehensive bookkeeping skills as part of their general studies. Students in this diploma program will also gain experience with some of the most popular accounting software packages. Executive assistants are relied on by some of the country's most powerful business people and it takes a strong understanding of what they need in the day-to-day operations of their companies to be successful. The Office Administrator - Executive program at CDI College will provide students with the foundation they need to find employment in this vast career field.
  • The purpose of this program is to develop skills in four key areas: medical terminology, medical office administrative skills, medical transcription, and word processing.  In addition, the program fosters the development of interpersonal skills, organizational effectiveness, and communication skills necessary to function in a medical environment.

  • The financial management industry is fast-paced and competitive. You need a strong education in practical accounting and management in order to succeed. CDI College`s Financial Management - LEA.AC program provides hands-on training in the key areas of financial management such as computerized accounting systems, financial analysis and information systems management. You will develop an understanding of personal financial planning, taxation, marketing and business software. The program gives you a strong understanding of the legal and ethical implications of financial and wealth management, along with payroll and other key business concepts. You will also participate in two separate end of studies project or a practicum placement, which will give you the opportunity to put your classroom education to work in a real world workplace. Prerequisites
    • Secondary V diploma or its recognized equivalent
    • Successful admission test
      Duration
    • 1.5 years (14 to 16 months) OR 2 years (24 months)
      Conditions for admission to an Attestation of College Studies (ACS)
    A person who has received instruction considered sufficient by the college and meets any of the following conditions may be admitted to a program of studies leading to an Attestation of College Studies:
    • the person has interrupted his or her full-time studies or pursued full-time postsecondary studies for at least 2 consecutive terms or 1 school year;
    • the person is covered by an agreement entered into between the college and an employer or by a government program of studies;
    • the person has interrupted his or her full-time studies for one term and pursued full-time postsecondary studies for one term; or
    • the person holds a Secondary School Vocational Diploma.
    Graduation To graduate, students must obtain the required pass mark in each course.
    This program leads to an ACS (Attestation of College Studies) recognized by the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement Supérieur (MEES) (Permit 749747).
    This program is offered in English or French.
    Graduates of this program can apply to the Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification from the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA)*. PCP certification is the foundation for a career in payroll. Gain an in-depth understanding of the legislative requirements to keep your organization compliant throughout the annual payroll cycle. When you get certified, you join a growing community of supportive professionals and gain access to the resources you need to stay current and compliant. PCP certification requires four core courses and one year of related work experience. The requirements are as follows:
    1. Payroll Compliance Legislation
    2. Payroll Fundamentals 1
    3. Payroll Fundamentals 2
    4. Introduction to Accounting (offered at post-secondary institutions)
    5. Application for recognition of professional experience (DREP) with a minimum of one year of work experience in the field of payroll.
    A minimum pass grade of 65% is required for each course (including Introduction to Accounting). A combination of payroll education and payroll work experience ensures PCP certification is highly valued by employers. *CPA is the only association offering payroll accreditation programs in Canada.
  • CDI College’s Supply Chain Management – LCA.FL program aims to train qualified professionals who, upon completion of the program, will be able to perform all tasks related to the supply chain. It offers graduates a wide range of employment opportunities in a variety of businesses.  
    Students will develop the skills they need to integrate the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors of Quebec’s economy in the small, medium and large production or service companies and in government agencies. They will learn to perform job-specific tasks in industrial or service-based businesses of different sizes. As such, they will be able to determine supply needs, explore sources of supply, plan acquisitions, monitor the national and international market, determine a procurement strategy, assess risks, determine the necessary guarantees, call for bids and opinions of interests, negotiate with suppliers, etc.
      Conditions for admission to an Attestation of College Studies (ACS) A person who has received instruction considered sufficient by the college and meets any of the following conditions may be admitted to a program of studies leading to an Attestation of College Studies:
    • the person has interrupted his or her full-time studies or pursued full-time postsecondary studies for at least 2 consecutive terms or 1 school year;
    • the person is covered by an agreement entered into between the college and an employer or by a government program of studies;
    • the person has interrupted his or her full-time studies for one term and pursued full-time postsecondary studies for one term; or
    • the person holds a Secondary School Vocational Diploma.
  • Modern medical offices demand medical office assistants who have hands-on knowledge of the latest software programs. CDI College's Specialist in Applied Information Technology - LCE.3V Option: Medical Office Assistant certification shows potential employers that you have experience in Microsoft Office applications such as Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.

    Prerequisites 

    • Secondary V diploma or its recognized equivalent
    • Successful admission test

     

    Duration

    • 1 year (12 to 14 months) OR 2 years (24 months)
     
    Conditions for admission to an Attestation of College Studies (ACS)
     

    A person who has received instruction considered sufficient by the college and meets any of the following conditions may be admitted to a program of studies leading to an Attestation of College Studies:

    • the person has interrupted his or her full-time studies or pursued full-time postsecondary studies for at least 2 consecutive terms or 1 school year;
    • the person is covered by an agreement entered into between the college and an employer or by a government program of studies;
    • the person has interrupted his or her full-time studies for one term and pursued full-time postsecondary studies for one term; or
    • the person holds a Secondary School Vocational Diploma.

     

    Graduation
    To graduate, students must obtain the required pass mark in each course.
     
    This program leads to an ACS (Attestation of College Studies) recognized by the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement Supérieur (MEES) (Permit 749747).
     
    This program is offered in English or French.
  • Casualty insurance protects people from financial loss in the face of lost or damaged property. This program provides you with a relevant and current education on insurance for property and vehicles. Students will also learn the legal aspects of damage insurance and processing claims. CDI College's Property and Casualty Insurance - LCA.BF program will train you on the policies, procedures, and technology necessary to operate in insurance jobs. It also focuses on key business skills such as customer service. Graduates of this program will be prepared to write the three exams of the Autorité des marcées financiers (AMF) in damage insurance: Automobile, Household and Legislation. Certification This training enables students to stand for three exams of the Financial Markets Authority (AMF) in damage insurance or individuals in the fields of automotive, housing and law. Prerequisites
    • Secondary V diploma or its recognized equivalent
    • Successful admission test
      Conditions for admission to an Attestation of College Studies (ACS) A person who has received instruction considered sufficient by the college and meets any of the following conditions may be admitted to a program of studies leading to an Attestation of College Studies:  
    • the person has interrupted his or her full-time studies or pursued full-time postsecondary studies for at least 2 consecutive terms or 1 school year;
    • the person is covered by an agreement entered into between the college and an employer or by a government program of studies;
    • the person has interrupted his or her full-time studies for one term and pursued full-time postsecondary studies for one term; or
    • the person holds a Secondary School Vocational Diploma.
        Graduation  To graduate, students must obtain the required pass mark in each course.   This program leads to an ACS (Attestation of College Studies) recognized by the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement Supérieur (MEES) (Permit 749747).   This program is offered in English or French.
  • CDI College’s Social Media Management - NWY.1W program aims to train qualified professionals who are looking for a career as social media or Web community managers. It offers graduates a wide range of employment opportunities in a variety of businesses.
    Students will learn to create, animate and manage communities according to an organization’s marketing strategies. They will learn to develop, produce, integrate and update the various elements of a promotional campaign on social media. They will learn to plan and manage a content calendar. They will learn to follow up conversations online and take appropriate actions based on their knowledge of crisis management in conjunction with the organization’s mission. The program also focuses on search engine optimization and SEO strategies to maximize the organization’s positioning in various social media sites. Graduates will be able to use social media effectively for promotional purposes, integrate social media into organizational communication actions, monitor and manage an organization's online reputation in the domestic and international markets, etc.
      Conditions for admission to an Attestation of College Studies (ACS)
    A person who has received instruction considered sufficient by the college and meets any of the following conditions may be admitted to a program of studies leading to an Attestation of College Studies:
     
    • the person has interrupted his or her full-time studies or pursued full-time postsecondary studies for at least 2 consecutive terms or 1 school year;
    • the person is covered by an agreement entered into between the college and an employer or by a government program of studies;
    • the person has interrupted his or her full-time studies for one term and pursued full-time postsecondary studies for one term; or
    • the person holds a Secondary School Vocational Diploma.

Creative Arts, Interactive, Sound Programs

  • In the Computer-Aided Design and Drafting Specialist diploma program, you’ll learn computer-aided design (CAD) application for architecture, engineering, construction, civil infrastructure, and product design. You will also focus on the fundamentals of drawing and drafting while building knowledge in the technical areas of mathematics, computing, and communication.

    In addition, you'll use the software applications to create a variety of designs and drawings that can be utilized in the real world. These will be used to assemble a portfolio of original creations derived from paper sketches and drawings. The program will also prepare you to write certification exams for the software you will learn to use.

    Admission Requirements

    • High school graduation or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years of age upon starting classes.)
    • Grade 12 level English or equivalent.
    • Grade 10 level mathematics or equivalent

    This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.

  • The Graphic Design Technology diploma program at CDI College is the right place to start training for your exciting new career in design.

    In the 42-week program, you'll learn skills in digital image creation, editing, and production pipeline processes required by digital media employers.

    You'll also train on industry-standard software, including Adobe Creative Cloud – Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, and Premiere Pro.

    Along the way, you'll create an impressive digital portfolio of your work, touching on all your areas of expertise, and highlighting your skills to employers.

    Admission Requirements

    High school graduation or equivalent (From an English language teaching institution).
    Or Mature student status (19 years of age upon starting classes, and Pass college’s English admissions test.)

    This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.

  • There is growing demand for skilled 3D modelers and animators for film, TV, and video game design. CDI College's 3D Modeling Animation & Design - NTL.0Z program gives you a solid foundation in the artistic and technical skills you need to thrive in these competitive industries. The program teaches key concepts like video game design programs, 3D modeling software, colour theory, life drawing, and other design fundamentals. Students will put their skills to use in the the production and animation of lighting, texturing, characters, layout and design. Graduates of this program will have built a strong portfolio that they can use to launch their careers in animation and design. Students will be prepared to work in a variety of CGI-based industries. Prerequisites
    • Secondary V diploma or its recognized equivalent
    • Successful admission test
     
    Conditions for admission to an Attestation of College Studies (ACS)
    A person who has received instruction considered sufficient by the college and meets any of the following conditions may be admitted to a program of studies leading to an Attestation of College Studies:
     
    • the person has interrupted his or her full-time studies or pursued full-time postsecondary studies for at least 2 consecutive terms or 1 school year;
    • the person is covered by an agreement entered into between the college and an employer or by a government program of studies;
    • the person has interrupted his or her full-time studies for one term and pursued full-time postsecondary studies for one term; or
    • the person holds a Secondary School Vocational Diploma.
    Graduation
    To graduate, students must obtain the required pass mark in each course.
    This program leads to an ACS (Attestation of College Studies) recognized by the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement Supérieur (MEES) (Permit 749747).
    This program is offered in English.
  • CDI College's Graphic Design - NTA.1U program is designed to train professionals for positions such as illustrator, scientific or medical illustrator, advertising designer, layout editor, or graphic artist.

    The Graphic Design program is comprised of two important components: an artistic component – which allows students to develop their creativity and their artistic sense, and an important technical component – through which they acquire skills in drawing, editing, typography, graphic communications and multimedia software. The projects undertaken are directly linked to the true nature and demands of the market and they reproduce realistic working conditions in order to foster the development of the expected skills and attitudes.

    Prerequisites 

    • Secondary V diploma or its recognized equivalent
    • Successful admission test

     

    Duration

    • 1.5 years (18 months) OR 2 years (24 months)
     
    Conditions for admission to an Attestation of College Studies (ACS)
     

    A person who has received instruction considered sufficient by the college and meets any of the following conditions may be admitted to a program of studies leading to an Attestation of College Studies: 

    • the person has interrupted his or her full-time studies or pursued full-time postsecondary studies for at least 2 consecutive terms or 1 school year;
    • the person is covered by an agreement entered into between the college and an employer or by a government program of studies;
    • the person has interrupted his or her full-time studies for one term and pursued full-time postsecondary studies for one term; or
    • the person holds a Secondary School Vocational Diploma.
     
    Graduation
    To graduate, students must obtain the required pass mark in each course.
     
    This program leads to an ACS (Attestation of College Studies) recognized by the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement Supérieur (MEES) (Permit 749747).
     
    This program is offered in English or French.
  • CDI College's Web Design - LCA.C0 program is designed to train professionals for positions such as web page designer, website architect, web developer, website developer, web programmer, web designer or webmaster.

    The program is comprised of two important components: a technical component – students acquire the skills needed in web programming, including training in the use of several software, in programming, in database and data management, and in server related technologies – and a creative component which allows them to develop their artistic ability through principles of design, colour and image processing.

    The program features several assignments, exercises and projects, including the creation of a professional portfolio. The projects undertaken are directly linked to the true nature of the work and students learn in realistic working conditions in order to foster the development of the required skills and attitudes.

    Prerequisites

    • Secondary V diploma or its recognized equivalent
    • Successful admission test

     

    Duration

    • 1.5 years (19 months) OR 2 years (24 months)
     
    Conditions for admission to an Attestation of College Studies (ACS)
     

    A person who has received instruction considered sufficient by the college and meets any of the following conditions may be admitted to a program of studies leading to an Attestation of College Studies:

    • the person has interrupted his or her full-time studies or pursued full-time postsecondary studies for at least 2 consecutive terms or 1 school year;
    • the person is covered by an agreement entered into between the college and an employer or by a government program of studies;
    • the person has interrupted his or her full-time studies for one term and pursued full-time postsecondary studies for one term; or
    • the person holds a Secondary School Vocational Diploma.

     

    Graduation
    To graduate, students must obtain the required pass mark in each course.
     
    This program leads to an ACS (Attestation of College Studies) recognized by the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement Supérieur (MEES) (Permit 749747).

     

     

     
    This program is offered in English or French.
  • CDI College’s Social Media Management - NWY.1W program aims to train qualified professionals who are looking for a career as social media or Web community managers. It offers graduates a wide range of employment opportunities in a variety of businesses.
    Students will learn to create, animate and manage communities according to an organization’s marketing strategies. They will learn to develop, produce, integrate and update the various elements of a promotional campaign on social media. They will learn to plan and manage a content calendar. They will learn to follow up conversations online and take appropriate actions based on their knowledge of crisis management in conjunction with the organization’s mission. The program also focuses on search engine optimization and SEO strategies to maximize the organization’s positioning in various social media sites. Graduates will be able to use social media effectively for promotional purposes, integrate social media into organizational communication actions, monitor and manage an organization's online reputation in the domestic and international markets, etc.
      Conditions for admission to an Attestation of College Studies (ACS)
    A person who has received instruction considered sufficient by the college and meets any of the following conditions may be admitted to a program of studies leading to an Attestation of College Studies:
     
    • the person has interrupted his or her full-time studies or pursued full-time postsecondary studies for at least 2 consecutive terms or 1 school year;
    • the person is covered by an agreement entered into between the college and an employer or by a government program of studies;
    • the person has interrupted his or her full-time studies for one term and pursued full-time postsecondary studies for one term; or
    • the person holds a Secondary School Vocational Diploma.

Education, Teaching Programs

  • If you are interested in helping children and youth who require extra support to achieve their full potential, assist teachers in early childhood settings or elementary and secondary schools, or help children and youth in the community, the Education Assistant diploma program is designed for you. With a focus on the individual’s social and educational needs in an inclusive environment, students are prepared to change people’s lives through caring, education, and promotion of healthful, purposeful lives. Through theory and practice, case studies, specialized training, and work experience practice, graduates are well-prepared and equipped to enter the field of special education.
  • If you believe that investing in future generations is important and that education starts before grade school, then sign up for CDI College's Early Childhood Education (ECE) program today! Join a diverse group of people eager to help young minds grow.

    Early Childhood Education Courses

    Learn how to engage children in many different social and creative activities to facilitate young people’s intellectual and social development through the program at CDI College. Industry professionals cover classroom management, curriculum planning, and daycare administration as well in your ECE courses.

    ECE Training

    During your training at CDI College, you’ll complete observation assignments and practicum hours required by the ministry in settings such as daycare centres or nurseries to ensure a balanced combination of theory and practice.   As an in-demand Early Childhood Educator, your career path will provide you with many challenging and rewarding opportunities that are guaranteed to make lasting impressions on young lives.     Get a certificate in early childhood education today by filling out the form to your right.     Want to upgrade your training with an Early Childhood Education diploma? Check out our Post Basic programs specializing in Special Needs and/or Infant/Toddler.     Admission Requirements  
    • High school graduation or equivalent*, or mature student** status.
    • Pass college's admissions test.
    • Criminal record check (in accordance with the Criminal Records Review Act).
    • Interview with campus director, program coordinator, or designate.
    • Immunization report (form provided by the college).
    • Current resume (record of work history).
    • Three character references.
  • It's important for children to get a strong start to their education. With the right training, you can have a profound impact on a child's success in development. As an early childhood educator, you will plan, organize, and implement programs for children between the ages of infancy and 12 years. You will lead children in activities to stimulate and develop their intellectual, physical, and emotional growth and ensure their security and well-being. Get the training you need to enter this in-demand field through the Early Childhood Education diploma program. You will gain a solid foundation of skills and knowledge as well as specialized training so you can work with infants and toddlers, and children with special needs. Upon graduation, you will be prepared to work in child care centres, daycare centres, kindergartens, agencies, and other settings where early childhood education services are provided. This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
  • Increasing demand in recent years highlights a growing need for qualified personnel to work with young children as early childhood educators. Those jobs offer challenging and rewarding opportunities for people who want to play a part in children’s development and be helpful in their communities. In CDI College's Early Childhood Education Post Basic program, students learn how to engage children in many different social and creative activities to facilitate their intellectual and social development. They are also taught classroom management, curriculum planning, and daycare administration. As part of the program, students will be required to complete practica in various settings to develop and implement comprehensive projects that demonstrate their advanced knowledge as well as gain practical experience. As part of this program, students will be required to complete observation assignments that will take place in real-world childcare settings, which will be used to complete assignments. These observations hours required by the Ministry of Children & Family Development. The Early Childhood Education Post Basic program is an extension of the Early Childhood Education program. Students who wish to pursue their diploma in ECE Post Basic will graduate with specializations in both Infant/Toddler and Special Needs.
    Admission Requirements
    • High school graduation or equivalent, or mature student status.
    • Pass college admissions test.
    • Criminal record check (in accordance with the Criminal Records Review Act).
    • Immunization report (form provided by the college).
    • Interview with campus director, program coordinator, or designate.
    • Current resume (record of work history).
    • Three character references.
    • Completion of a Basic Early Childhood Education program from an accredited college.
    *From an English-language teaching institution. **19 years of age upon starting classes and Pass the college's English admissions test. This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
  • The Early Childhood Education Post Basic (Infant/Toddler Specialization) program is an extension to the ECE program. These courses are for students who are certified as an Early Childhood Educator or are in the process of completing the required hours of work experience. The advanced courses lead to a License to Practice as an Infant/Toddler Educator. In this program, students will learn how to work with infants and toddlers though a variety of hands-on training that combines theory and practice. The program covers advanced child growth and development; foundations of working with infants/toddlers; program planning; and more. In order to specialize, students must complete a practicum placement in an infant/toddler setting to develop and implement comprehensive projects that demonstrate their advanced knowledge as well as gain practical experience. Students will also be required to complete observation assignments that will take place in real-world childcare settings, which will be used to complete assignments. These observations hours required by the Ministry of Children & Family Development.

    Admission Requirements

    • High school graduation or equivalent*, or mature student** status.
    • Pass college admissions test.
    • Criminal record check (in accordance with the Criminal Records Review Act).
    • Immunization report (form provided by the college).
    • Interview with campus director, program coordinator, or designate.
    • Current resume (record of work history).
    • Three character references.
    • Completion of a Basic Early Childhood Education program from an accredited college.
    *From an English-language teaching institution. **19 years of age upon starting classes and Pass the college's English admissions test. This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
  • The Early Childhood Education Post Basic (Special Needs Specialization) program is an extension to the ECE program. These courses are for students who are certified as an Early Childhood Educator or are in the process of completing the required hours of work experience. The advanced courses lead to a License to Practice as Special Needs Educator. In this program, students will learn how to work with children through a variety of hands-on training that combines theory and practice. The program covers advanced child growth and development; foundations of working with children with special needs; advanced health, safety, and nutrition; program planning; and more. In order to specialize, students must complete a practicum placement in a special needs setting to develop and implement comprehensive projects that demonstrate their advanced knowledge as well as gain practical experience. Students will also be required to complete observation assignments that will take place in real-world childcare settings, which will be used to complete assignments. These observations hours required by the Ministry of Children & Family Development.

    Admission Requirements

    • High school graduation or equivalent*, or mature student** status.
    • Pass college admissions test.
    • Criminal record check (in accordance with the Criminal Records Review Act).
    • Immunization report (form provided by the college).
    • Interview with campus director, program coordinator, or designate.
    • Current resume (record of work history).
    • Three character references.
    • Completion of a Basic Early Childhood Education program from an accredited college.
    *From an English-language teaching institution. **19 years of age upon starting classes and Pass the college's English admissions test. This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
  • The Early Childhood Education: Infant and Toddler Educator program combines courses from both the ECE and Infant/Toddler Specialization programs.
    In this program, students will learn how to work with young children with an emphasis on infants and toddlers though a variety of hands-on training that combines theory and practice. The program covers advanced child growth and development; foundations of working with infants/toddlers; program planning; and more. In order to specialize, students must complete a practicum placement in an infant/toddler setting to develop and implement comprehensive projects that demonstrate their advanced knowledge as well as gain practical experience. Students will also be required to complete observation assignments that will take place in real-world childcare settings, which will be used to complete assignments. These observations hours required by the Ministry of Children & Family Development.
    Graduates of our program can acquire a One Year Early Childhood Educator Certification and work full time while collecting the 500 hours required for the next certification, the Five Year Early Childhood Educator Certification.
    Admissions Requirements
    • High school graduation or equivalent, or mature student status.
    • Pass college's admissions test.
    • Criminal record check (in accordance with the Criminal Records Review Act).
    • Interview with campus director, program coordinator, or designate.
    • Immunization report (form provided by college).
    • Current resume (record of work history).
    • Three character references.
    This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
  • The Early Childhood Education: Special Needs Educator program combines courses from both the ECE and Special Needs Specialization programs.
    In this program, students will learn how to work with children with an emphasis on those with special needs through a variety of hands-on training that combines theory and practice. The program covers advanced child growth and development; foundations of working with children with special needs; advanced health, safety, and nutrition; program planning; and more. In order to specialize, students must complete a practicum placement in a special needs setting to develop and implement comprehensive projects that demonstrate their advanced knowledge as well as gain practical experience. Students will also be required to complete observation assignments that will take place in real-world childcare settings, which will be used to complete assignments. These observations hours required by the Ministry of Children & Family Development.
    Graduates of our program can acquire a One Year Early Childhood Educator Certification and work full time while collecting the 500 hours required for the next certification, the Five Year Early Childhood Educator Certification.
    Admissions Requirements
    • High school graduation or equivalent, or mature student status.
    • Pass college's admissions test.
    • Criminal record check (in accordance with the Criminal Records Review Act).
    • Interview with campus director, program coordinator, or designate.
    • Immunization report (form provided by the College).
    • Current resume (record of work history).
    • Three character references.
    This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
  • The Early Learning and Child Care certificate program has been designed to provide students with a practical approach to child care learning. The program combines lectures, group discussions, hands-on practical experience, video presentations, and guest speakers. The aim of this program is to provide students with the skills needed to work in the child care field. Students will learn about child development, play, communication and child/family/community relations, and program planning. Graduates will be equipped to support healthy development of children through child-centred learning practices. This program meets the instructional and practicum hours as set down by Alberta Human Services, Early Childhood Development Branch. Graduates of this certificate program will meet the program requirements to obtain the Child Development Worker certification through Alberta Human Services, Early Childhood Development Branch.
  • The Early Learning and Child Care diploma program at CDI College is the right place to get the theoretical and practical skills you need to start a career in child care. In the program, you'll learn through a combination of lectures, group discussions, hands-on practical experience, video presentations, and guest speakers. You'll gain the important skills all early childhood educators need, including learning about child development, play, communication and child/family/community relations, and program planning. Upon graduation, you'll be ready to support healthy development of children through child-centred learning practices. This program meets the instructional and practicum hours as set down by Alberta Human Services, Early Childhood Development Branch. Graduates of this diploma program will meet the program requirements to obtain the Child Development Worker certification through Alberta Human Services, Early Childhood Development Branch. Throughout the program, students participate in two practicum placements in different environments, totaling 760 hours, which help ensure they'll be ready to start their new career in child care upon graduation.
  • Early childhood education jobs are fun and rewarding. CDI College's Early Childhood Education - JEE.13 program will prepare you for a career working with children. The program covers child development, relationships, activities and lesson plans. Students will be taught to organize fine arts, expressive arts, health and safety, storytelling, and self-esteem building lessons for small children. Interpersonal communications, organizational skills, and stress and time management skill are also developed. Students gain hands-on experience through a practicum. Graduates of this program will be qualified for roles in daycares or may seek work in other child-oriented service centres. Program Objectives CDI College's Early Childhood Education - JEE.13 program allows students to:
    • plan and organize activities for pre-school and school-age children (0-12 years of age in Canada);
    • provide care and guidance to children under the supervision of certified early childhood educators;
    • lead children in activities that promote their intellectual, physical and emotional growth; and
    • stimulate psychomotor, emotional, language, social, and moral development while preparing children for life in society.
    Prerequisites  
    • Secondary V diploma or its recognized equivalent
    • Successful admission test
    • Criminal Reference Check
      Duration
    • 1.5 years (14 to 16 months) OR 2 years (24 months)
      Conditions for admission to an Attestation of College Studies (ACS)  
    A person who has received instruction considered sufficient by the college and meets any of the following conditions may be admitted to a program of studies leading to an Attestation of College Studies:
    • the person has interrupted his or her full-time studies or pursued full-time postsecondary studies for at least 2 consecutive terms or 1 school year;
    • the person is covered by an agreement entered into between the college and an employer or by a government program of studies;
    • the person has interrupted his or her full-time studies for one term and pursued full-time postsecondary studies for one term; or
    • the person holds a Secondary School Vocational Diploma.
    Graduation To graduate, students must obtain the required pass mark in each course.
    This program leads to an ACS (Attestation of College Studies) recognized by the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement Supérieur (MEES) (Permit 749747).
    This program is offered in English or French.
  • CDI College’s French - Language and Culture program aims to prepare students for the DELF - B2 French Language Studies Diploma Examination from the French Ministry of Education. The French Language Diploma (DELF) is essentially an assessment of French second-language know-how aimed at officially certifying the capacities of students in real situations. The DELF evaluates the four communication skills: oral comprehension, written comprehension, written production, and oral production and interaction.
    The French - Language and Culture program offered at CDI College, therefore offers basic training focused on the acquisition of knowledge in oral communication.
    Upon completion of the program, the student can:
    • understand the essential content of concrete or abstract subjects in a complex text, including a technical discussion in its speciality;
    • communicate with a degree of spontaneity and ease such as a conversation with a native speaker with no tension for either person;
    • express himself or herself in a clear and detailed manner on a wide range of subjects, express an opinion on a topical subject and explain the advantages and disadvantages of different possibilities.
    Certification
    The training offered allows students to prepare for the examination of the DELF - B2 French Language Diploma from the French Ministry of Education.
    Prerequisites 
    Writing of the level test
    Graduation 
    To graduate, students must obtain the required pass mark in each course.
    This program is offered in French.

Healthcare, Wellness, Pharma Programs

  • Looking to take your career as a dental assistant to the next level? CDI College's Expanded Training in Orthodontics program trains practicing Certified Dental Assistants and Registered Dental Hygienists in specialized orthodontic treatments and procedures. Students will learn to use the instruments, equipment and accessories used in orthodontics, as well as the various categories of orthodontic treatment. Courses will cover orthodontic treatments, including orthodontic appliances. Students will also learn to organize, prepare, and perform orthodontic duties such as taking health histories, documentation of procedures and fitting and removal of various appliances. Once this module has been successfully completed, the student must apply to the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia (CDSBC) to have this designation added to their certificate. This program is modular-based and is open to those who are Licensed as a Certified Dental Assistant or Registered Dental Hygienist in British Columbia. For more information on the program, fill out the REQUEST INFO form or contact a campus advisor. *For those who do not have their dental certification, CDI College also offers a Dental Assistant program that trains you to enter the field of dentistry. This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
  • Students enrolled in CDI College's Medical Laboratory Assistant diploma program generally love science, have an interest in biology, chemistry, computers, and medicine, and are dedicated to helping keep the public safe. Become a Medical Lab Assistant today if you want to work in a flexible, team-based environment.

    Gain Lab Assistant Knowledge

    The Medical Laboratory Assistant program consists of both practical and theoretical studies in order to prepare you for your future work environment. Learn medical terminology, clinical chemistry, and laboratory mathematics in the medical lab assistant courses. Gain a fundamental understanding of chemistry and biology in the form of laboratory microbiology and blood studies through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on experimentation. Anatomy, physiology, quality assurance, and safety procedures are also important components to the Medical Laboratory Assistant program.  

    Hands-on Medical Laboratory Assistant Experience

      Complete a practicum through the program and work under the supervision of a Medical Laboratory Technologist. Work alongside Medical Laboratory Technicians on your team as well.   You are only months away from finding a wide variety of career opportunities to choose from upon graduation. Fill out the form to your right to get started.     Academic Requirements for Admissions:    
    • High school graduation or equivalent*
    • Completion of English 11 or equivalent*
    • Keyboarding 40 wpm
    • Criminal record check (in accordance with the Criminal Records Review Act)
    • Up-to-date immunication report (form provided by college)
    *ICS report required if from a country where English is not the primary language. This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
  • The Medical-Pharmacy Assistant program is designed to meet the needs of students interested in working in a health care setting – both pharmaceutical and medical offices and/or practices – where a substantial component of skills required common to a variety of medical, pharmaceutical, and specialist professions. The Medical Office Assistant specialized areas and common medical and office portions of this program provide the skills and knowledge to be a well-qualified, practicing medical office assistant (MOA) through training in medical terminology, communications, office and clinical procedures, billing and electronic health records, transcription, and keyboarding. In addition, the program fosters the development of interpersonal skills, organizational effectiveness, and the communication skills necessary to function professionally in a medical environment. Medical office (administrative) assistants perform a variety of secretarial and administrative duties in doctors’ offices, hospitals, medical clinics, and other medical settings. The pharmacy portion prepares a student for an exciting and challenging career as a pharmacy assistant.  Students are provided with the technical, clerical, and medical skills to offer the essential support required by pharmacists with a clear understanding of the roles of pharmacists and others in the pharmacy profession and the pharmaceutical industry.

    Admission Requirements

    • Criminal record check (in accordance with the Criminal Records Review Act)
    • High school graduation or equivalent*
    OR
    • Mature student status**
      *From an English-language teaching institution. **19 years of age upon starting classes and Pass the college's admissions test. This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
  • The Pharmacy Assistant diploma program at CDI College offers job-ready training in the office, clerical, and medical skills to provide the essential support required by pharmacists.

    BC Pharmacy Assistant Program

    In the program, you'll learn about pharmacology, pharmaceutical calculations, medical terminology, communications, pharmacy industry software and computer programs, inventory, billing and administration, as well as customer service skills. After completing your courses - which includes training in first aid, CPR-C and WHMIS - you'll embark on a three-week practicum placement to gain work experience. Upon graduation, you'll receive a Pharmacy Assistant diploma and be prepared to start working as a key support to pharmacists and others in the pharmacy field.

    Admission Requirements

    • Criminal record check (in accordance with the Criminal Records Review Act)
    • High school graduation or equivalent*
    OR
    • Mature student status**
      *From an English-language teaching institution. **19 years of age upon starting classes and Pass the college's admissions test. This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
  • Each year, Canadians spend nearly $30-billion on prescription drugs, and more than 40% of the country took at least one prescription medication last year, making pharmacies among the busiest businesses in Canada. If you’re looking to launch a unique, varied, and rewarding career in healthcare, CDI College’s Pharmacy Technician diploma program is the right place to start.

    Pharmacy Technicians

    Pharmacy technicians work closely with pharmacists and pharmacy assistants in busy retail, community, and hospital pharmacies. Throughout your coursework in the program, you’ll learn the knowledge and skills needed to be a successful pharmacy technician, including compounding, dispensing, pharmacy mathematics, drug and body interactions, and using pharmacy software programs.

    Hands-on Pharmacy Technician Courses

    As part of your pharmacy technician training, you will partake in an eight-week, 300-hour practicum placement, split between a community pharmacy and a hospital pharmacy. Students will have the opportunity to learn in a dedicated lab space outfitted with technologies currently being used in the profession, including a laminar airflow hood and computers with the Kroll® computer software. The spaces students will use include a dedicated classroom, mock community pharmacy as well as a separate aseptic room to help with the preparation of sterile products.
    Pharmacy Technician is a regulated health profession under the auspices of the College of Pharmacists of BC (CPBC). Graduates of this program will attain competencies specified in the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacy Technicians at Entry to Practice and the Canadian Pharmacy Technician Educators Association (CPTEA) Educational Outcomes for Pharmacy Technician Programs in Canada.Graduates will also be eligible to apply to write the certification examination offered by the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) and to register with the CPBC.
    Admissions Prerequisites
    • Graduation from a high school or post-secondary institution in Canada with successful completion of:
      • A minimum of Biology 11, Chemistry 11, and Math 11, or equivalent courses.
      • Completion of three consecutive English or French language courses (i.e., Grade 10, 11, and 12 English/French).
    • Passing grade on CDI College's admission test.
    • Provide a clear criminal record check (in accordance with the Criminal Records Review Act).
    • Provide completed immunization report showing current immunization and absence of communicable diseases.
    • Basic competency in computer literacy and basic keyboarding (minimum 25 wpm).
    • Interview with campus director, program director/coordinator, or designate.
    • Prior learning MAY be recognized. Please contact the admissions team for more information.
    Graduation Requirements
    In order to graduate and receive a diploma, a student must obtain an overall average of at least 70% in this program, minimum grade of 70% in each of the final exams (theory and practical), and meet the zero tolerance criteria in the Pharmaceutical Calculations module as required by the regulatory body. Students must complete the program within 4 years of admission.
    Practicum Requirements - Community and Institutional
    Students must successfully complete their practicum rotations split between both community and hospital pharmacy.
    International Student and English Language Proficiency Requirements
    Applicants who have graduated from high school or post-secondary programs outside of Canada (including English-speaking countries such as the United States, United Kingdom and Australia) must demonstrate English language proficiency for program admission.This standard is based on ICES-recommended tests and scores. In addition, all international transcripts and credentials must be assessed through the International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES) prior to enrolling.
    Admission to the CDI College Pharmacy Technician diploma program is dependent on producing one of the following test scores prior to signing enrolment contracts and documentation.
  • Health Care Assistants (HCAs) in British Columbia have an important and unique role within the health care system, supporting patients in a variety of facilities, including retirement homes, hospices, group homes, and long-term care facilities.

    Health Care Assistants

    If you enjoy being a caregiver and helping people live their best physical, emotional, and psychological lives, CDI College’s Health Care Assistant diploma program is for you.   HCAs excel at listening and understanding the needs of their clients, including bathing and hygiene, interacting with family members, and assisting with medications.  

    Hands-on Health Care Assistant Training

    To work as an HCA, you also need to hold occupational health and safety certifications. In the Health Care Assistant courses, you’ll complete Standard First Aid with CPR-C and AED, WHMIS, and FOODSAFE Level 1.   You’ll also get to test your new skills in two work experience placements – one in assisted living, home support, or a group home, and the other in a complex or multi-level care environment.     The Health Care Assistant program delivered by CDI College is recognized by the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry, and program graduates are eligible for registration with the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry.     Fill out the form to your right to start your career as a Health Care Assistant!       This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
  • Ready to become a hero? CDI College’s Practical Nursing program is a British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP)-recognized program designed to prepare you for a professional career as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).

    BC Practical Nursing Courses

    The practical nursing courses at CDI College provide you with opportunities to develop, integrate, and demonstrate knowledge, skills, and judgement. Upon graduation, you’ll have the skills to efficiently deliver patient-centred, culturally sensitive care to individuals, families, and groups of all ages.   During the program, you will participate in four work experience opportunities in a range of healthcare settings so you’re prepared to hit the ground running in your new career. You’ll also take part in a final preceptorship at the end of the program.  

    Licensed Practical Nurse

    Practical nursing is the second largest nursing group in Canada, after Registered Nurses (RNs). LPNs treat health conditions, promote health, prevent illness and assist patients to achieve optimal levels of health and wellness. They work with a team of doctors and RNs to deliver the best possible care to patients in hospitals, long-term care facilities, doctor's offices, schools, and other healthcare settings.   After completing every course in the Practical Nursing program, you’ll be eligible to apply to become an LPN through BCCNP.     Apply to become a Practical Nurse today and fill out the form to your right.     Admissions Requirements   Students must meet all of the pre-requisites listed below, meet their financial obligations with the college, and acknowledge their understanding of the college’s policies and procedures provided in the student handbook, prior to starting classes.
    • High school graduation or equivalent.
    • Criminal record check (in accordance with the Criminal Records Review Act).
    • Immunization report (form provided by the College) as required by clinical partner sites and recommended by the B.C. Centre for Disease Control (2009): diphtheria and tetanus, polio, hepatitis B, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), varicella, and influenza. Students who fail to comply with immunization requirements may be prohibited from attending practice education experiences by the health authority and clinical partner site policy.
    • Negative TB skin test or chest x-ray.
    • English 12 with a grade of C+ or Technical Communications 12 with a grade of B+.
    • Math 11 Principles with a grade of C (current B.C. curriculum) or Math 11 Foundations with a grade of C (commencing 2012).
    • Biology 12 (Human Biology) with a grade of C.
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology for Practical Nurses with a minimum grade of C+ or equivalent must be completed by the start of specified courses.
      English as an Additional Language   Applicants with English as an additional language must meet the language requirements set by the CLPNBC (2011), and be successful in one of the following:   International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Academic Version with minimum scores of:  
    • Overall band score: 7.0
    • Speaking: 7.0
    • Listening: 7.5 o Reading: 6.5
    • Writing: 7.0
      Canadian English Language Benchmarks Assessment for Nurses (CELBAN) with minimum scores of:  
    • Speaking: 8
    • Listening: 10
    • Reading: 8
    • Writing: 7
      NOTE: Please view the CLPNBC current English requirements at the following site: https://www.clpnbc.org  
    • Where applicable, submission of an international credential evaluation service report (e.g. ICES).
    • Successful interview with the PN program coordinator.
    • Signing of the PN Statement of Understanding.
      Additional Requirement:  
    • CPR Level ‘C’ training is a requirement of this program and will be provided during the first semester.
        This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
  • CDI College’s Registered Massage Therapy (RMT) program is the best way to get job-ready training for a fulfilling and lucrative career in massage.

    Train at the Best School for Massage Therapy

    Becoming an RMT requires hands-on training, and in the Registered Massage Therapy program at CDI College, you’ll be fully prepared to provide massage therapy services to clients with differing needs – everyone from slip-and-fall injuries to long-term degenerative conditions. In your massage therapy courses, you will learn about human anatomy and physiology, surgery, medications, nutrition, therapeutic exercise, hydrotherapy, arthrology, RMT regulation and business practices, and more.

    Practical Massage Therapy Courses and Real-World Experience

    As part of your massage therapy training, you’ll apply your knowledge and skills in the Student Clinic, working closely with clinic supervisors and interacting with clients, giving you on-the-job experience before you graduate. Upon graduation, you’ll have all the specific competencies listed in the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia (CMTBC) Occupational Competency Profile, ensuring you’ll be prepared to successfully complete the CMTCB registration exams.

    Admission Requirements

    • High school graduation or equivalent.
    • English 12 (C+), ABE Provincial Level English (70%); LPI Level 5; or equivalent (see final page of this program outline).
    • Interview with the campus director, program coordinator, or designate.
    • Immunization report (form provided by college)
    • Criminal record check (in accordance with the Criminal Records Review Act).
    • Introduction to Massage Workshop course delivered by an accredited institution of massage therapy (offered by our college).
      This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
  • CDI College's Dental Assisting diploma program prepares students to compete for great jobs in the dental industry. The program covers all elements of dental care, pharmacology, oral pathology, and dental radiography. Students learn how to prepare patients for treatment, assist dentists during treatment, process radiographs, perform infection control procedures, maintain patient records, and handle other general administrative duties. Students study environmental health and safety and oral facial science, along with other core dentistry subjects. CDI College's Dental Assisting program is the only private Dental Assisting program in BC that is accredited by the Commission of Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC). The program provides both comprehensive and intensive education and training leading to a career as a Certified Dental Assistant. Students are exposed to activities that utilize the advances in the practice of dentistry. Graduates of this program are eligible to become a candidate for the National Dental Assisting Board Examination (NDAEB), which is a mandatory component for licensure and registration with the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia. Historically, graduates of the Dental Assisting Program received between 97%-100% passing rate in the NDAEB since its implementation in 2007. Note: The Burnaby, Surrey, and Victoria campuses have received full accreditation.
    Admission Requirements
    • High school graduation or equivalent*, or mature student** status.
    • Criminal record check (in accordance with the Criminal Records Review Act).
    • Immunization report (form provided by college)
    *From an English-language teaching institution **19 years of age upon starting classes and Pass the college's admissions test This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
  • With hundreds of dental labs in B.C. and many jobs in the Vancouver area, dental technicians are in demand. The Dental Technician diploma program at CDI College provides students with the training need to enter this fascinating field and eventually gain provincial certification. Through a series of lectures, group activities, and hands-on projects, students will gain a fundamental understanding of conventional dental technician practice. They will also learn about computer-aided design and manufacturing of dental ceramics, dental implants, attachments and milling techniques. Students enrolled in the Dental Technician program will also participate in practicum placements where they will have the opportunity to work in a dental laboratory under the guidance of professional dental technicians.

    Entrance Requirements

    • High school graduation, or equivalent.
    • English 12 (minimum C+), or equivalent.
    • For students who completed high school and/or post-secondary English courses in a country (or provincial jurisdiction) where English is NOT the primary language, the following language proficiency exam scores are accepted:
      • IELTS 6.5 – minimum 6 any category and minimum 7 on speaking section; or
      • TOEFL iBT 86 (Speaking: 26); or
      • Minimum score 80/100 on the University of Michigan English Placement Test (MELAB); or
      • Cambridge exam (CAE level); or
      • CLB: S-7, L-7, R-8, W-8.
    • Two of the following courses: Biology 11, Physics 11, Chemistry 11.
    • Pass a spatial thinking aptitude test.
    • Pass a manual dexterity test.
    This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
  • CDI College’s Denturist program provides the solid theoretical foundation combined with hands-on training you’ll need for a successful career in denturism.  

    The Only Denturist Program Accredited in BC

      CDI College is one of only three schools in Canada accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Denturism and the only school accredited in British Columbia. In the Denturist program, you’ll gain an understanding for the full scope of practice in both clinical and laboratory environments, including the building of complete and removable partial dentures, dentures on implants, and managing a professional denturists’ practice. Additionally, you’ll also learn about pharmacology, oral pathology, gerontology, clinical and laboratory infection control, and head, neck and dental anatomy.  

    Hands-on Denturist Training in BC

      After successful completion of the Denturist program at CDI College, graduates can seek employment as a denturist practitioner, clinic owner, and dental appliance manufacturer/supplier at a dentist-owned clinic or laboratory. Prior to graduation, you’ll intern at a denture clinic. After you complete your internship portfolio and the theoretical, jurisprudence, complete denture and clinical exams, you’ll be ready to apply for certification to the College of Denturists of British Columbia. Denturists must be registered with their regulatory college and may used the reserved title of Registered Denturist (RD). As a nationally accredited program, graduates will also have their credentials as a denturist recognized across Canada.  

    Admission Requirements

     
    • High school graduation or equivalent
    • English 12 (minimum B-)
    • Biology 12
    • Two of the following courses: Math 11, Physics 11, Chemistry 11
    • Negative TB skin test or chest x-ray
    • Hepatitis A & B vaccinations
    • Criminal record check (in accordance with the Criminal Records Review Act).
    • Pass a spatial thinking aptitude test.
    • Pass a manual dexterity test
    This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
  • Health Care Aides provide personal assistance and support services for people who require short and long-term care. CDI College can train you on how to work with clients who have complex medical needs such as chronic medical conditions, physical or cognitive disabilities, functional deficits that interfere with day-to-day activities, and end-of-life care. In the 27-week program, you'll learn how to interact directly with the client, providing them with physical assistance as well as the emotional and psychological support to help them get through the difficult time. Your courses will cover essential topics including communication skills, the human body and development, medication assistance, personal care, and more. To solidify your new knowledge, you'll also complete valuable clinical placements before you graduate.
  • Start a career helping others with hands-on training in CDI College's Massage Therapy 2400 diploma program. Use your hands to heal while this full-time, 96-week intensive massage therapy program prepares you to become a valued, well-paid member of the healthcare community.

    Massage Therapy Diploma Program

    In the program, you will learn from experienced instructors with years of experience as massage therapists. In your courses, you'll begin developing fundamental massage skills, including hydrotherapy, palpation, remedial exercise, and patient assessment. You'll also get to explore different types of massage treatments, and pick up an understanding of medical topics including anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and pathology. Additionally, you'll receive a strong background in professional topics, such as industry ethics and professional communications.

    Massage Training in Calgary & Edmonton

    The Massage Therapy 2400 diploma program is offered at CDI College campuses in both Calgary and Edmonton, so you can train closer to home. Under the supervision of a registered massage therapist, put your new found knowledge to practice through a clinical internship and an outreach program, which will help you obtain valuable work experience via externships needed to excel as a massage therapist. Upon graduation, you'll be ready to find work in various locations such as private clinics, medical and rehabilitation centres, hospitals, spas, cruise ships, and fitness facilities, or become a self-employed massage therapists. If a career making others feel better appeals to you, apply today for the Massage Therapy 2400 diploma program at CDI College.
  • Rehabilitation Therapy Assistants, or RTAs, work alongside physiotherapists and occupational therapists to help clients rehabilitate their injuries. RTAs can be found in hospitals, physiotherapy clinics, long-term care facilities and rehabilitation centres. RTAs need to be cognizant of the best practices in occupational and physiotherapy practices, as well as emerging trends in the healthcare system, and the latest advances in theory and technology in the field. Getting relevant post-secondary training to be an RTA is vital, and the best place to get trained is the Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant diploma program at CDI College.

    Become a Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant

    As part of your training to become an RTA, you will become familiar with important facets of human anatomy and movement, physiology, human development, therapeutic recreation, gerontology, and more. In the Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant program at CDI College, you'll also gain a solid understanding of the process of rehabilitation and how to assist people with physical disabilities, mental health difficulties, neurological conditions, and paediatrics.

    Hands-on Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant Training

    Before graduating from the program, you'll get a chance to test out your new skills in a 500-hour clinical practicum placement, ensuring you'll be job-ready and prepared to move into your new career as a RTA immediately.
  • The Intra Oral Dental Assistant program at CDI College in Winnipeg rises above other Dental Assistant schools because of our dedication to our students. Industry experienced educators will teach you how to prepare patients for treatment, assist dentists during treatment, process radiographs, perform infection control procedures, maintain patient records, and other general administrative duties. Course material covers all elements of dental care, pharmacology, oral pathology, and dental radiography.  

    Dental Assistant Training

      Gain on-the-job experience through practicum placements with a practicing dentist and be ready to compete for great jobs in the dental industry. After successfully completing your Dental Assistant training, you can seek employment in dental offices, dental laboratories, or dental distribution/manufacturing companies.  

    Dental Assistant Examination and Licensure

      Graduates who successfully complete the Intra Oral Dental Assistant program are eligible to write the National Level II Certification exam offered by the National Dental Assisting Examination Board (NDAEB). Passing the exam will make you eligible to register as a Licenced Dental Assistant with the Manitoba Dental Association.
  • The Preventive Dentistry Scaling module at CDI College offers Registered Dental Assistants (RDAs) in Manitoba the opportunity to expand their skillset. A blend of theoretical home study and hands-on clinical training, Preventive Dentistry Scaling helps RDAs expand their practice and take on more duties on the job. By the end of the module, students will be able to identify teeth and tooth groups in both children and adults. They’ll be able to describe the type of tooth, its location and anatomical features. Other topics covered include the stages of periodontal disease, plaque control programs, medical patient charts, proper use of instruments, and much more! Not a Registered Dental Assistant? CDI College also offers the Intra Oral Dental Assistant program in Winnipeg. This program is modular-based and is open to those who are Registered Dental Assistants with the Manitoba Dental Association and have three years of experience. For more information on the program, fill out the form to your right or contact a campus advisor.
  • If you’re interested in a career where you can make the lives of everyone around you better and work as part of a team in the healthcare system, the Personal Support Worker program at CDI College is for you.  

    Personal Support Workers

      Personal Support Workers are a vital part of the healthcare system in Canada. In this program, you will learn how to improve the quality of life of your patients, including assisting with their physical, emotional, and mental well-being. You will also learn how to assist clients with personal hygiene, their mobility needs, getting proper nutrition, creating a care plan, helping with medications and cognitive issues, as well as identifying and reporting elder abuse. You'll also receive your Standard First Aid Certificate and CPR Certificate before going out on your practicum.  

    Hands-on Healthcare Training

      The Personal Support Worker program gives you focused, relevant training to help you excel in various care environments. If you need flexibility, part-time and evening study may be available at our Mississauga, North York, and Scarborough campuses. The final stage of the program are two practicum placements, totaling 310 hours over eight weeks, with one at a community organization, and the second at a care facility. These work placements ensure you’ll be job-ready and prepared to move into your new career as a personal support worker.
  • Working in a medical lab gives you access to see life as its most basic levels - on a daily basis, you could be handling blood tests, working with tissue samples, and examining diseases under a microscope. The Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician program is geared towards helping you prepare for the challenges of a career in a medical laboratory.   The program combines theoretical and practical elements of lab work in a well-equipped classroom/laboratory setting. You will gain an understanding of key scientific principles, including the fundamentals of anatomy, physiology and medical terminology, clinical chemistry, laboratory microbiology, hematology and immunohematology, the cardiovascular system, including an ECG and vital signs, urinalysis and body fluids, specimen procurement, clinical pathology, cytology, and hystology.   Additionally, you will undertake a 4-week practicum, where you'll get to test your new skills working in a real laboratory.   The Medical Laboratory Professionals’ Association of Ontario (MLPAO) has established standards for the training of Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technologists. Graduates of educational programs approved by MLPAO are eligible to write the MLPAO Examination. Interested students may also apply to take the CSMLS National Certification Exam, which is usually held in February, June, and October.
  • CDI College's Physiotherapy Assistant - Occupational Therapy Assistant program is designed to prepare and formally train students to work in partnership with, and under the direction of physiotherapists and occupational therapists. In the program, you'll pick up the knowledge, skills, values and behaviours necessary to work alongside occupational therapists, physical therapists and physiotherapists as their assistant in health care and community settings, while staying current in the areas of occupational therapy and physiotherapy practice, emerging trends in the health system, and advances in theory and technology. This program is also designed to meet accreditation standards set by Physiotherapy Education Accreditation Canada (PEAC).
  • CDI College stands out among massage therapy schools for our dedication to our students' success. CDI College's Massage Therapy diploma program prepares students to become valued, well-paid members of the healthcare industry in private clinics, medical and rehabilitation centres, hospitals, spas, fitness facilities, or as self-employed massage therapists.
    This diploma program teaches fundamental massage skills such as hydrotherapy, palpation, remedial exercise, and patient assessment. Students learn different types of massage treatments, along with medical topics including anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and pathology. Students will learn about professional topics such as industry ethics and professional communications.
    A clinical placement, under the supervision of a registered massage therapist, gives students the chance to put their education to use in a real-world setting. Graduates are encouraged to register with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) and are also eligible to sit the CMTO's certification examination in both components – Multiple Choice Questionnaire (MCQ) and Objectively Structured Clinical Evaluation (OSCE) – to obtain their registration certification and become a registered massage therapist.
  • Complementary and Traditional Chinese Medicine practices, especially Acupuncture are now widely accepted. This program is designed to provide the requisite theoretical, practical and clinical outcomes for those wishing to enter the discipline, and for practicing healthcare professionals who wish to broaden their clinical expertise.
    As part of the program, students will have the opportunity broaden their clinical expertise and hone their skills in a clinical internship, where they will interview, diagnose, and treat patients. Graduates from this program will be positioned to write the PAN-CAN examinations.
  • Are you ready to focus your great people skills and attention to detail into a rewarding career in the dental industry? CDI's College's Dental Assistance - 5144 program can help. This program is taught in French. For more information on the equivalent English-language program go to Dental Assistance - 5644 or to read the French course description go to Assistance dentaire - 5144. For convenience and in order to make the program more accessible to students, the CDI Montréal campus now offers the Dental Assistance program on weekends. Prerequisites To be admitted to this curriculum, student must meet one of the following conditions:
    • Secondary V diploma or its recognized equivalent OR
    • Be at least 16 years old on the 30th of September of the school year and pass the third secondary units in first and second language, as well as in mathematics according to the programs established by the Minister OR
    • Be at least 18 years old when entering the program and have the functional prerequisite which is the success of the general development test and the specific prerequisite (Language of instruction 2102-2 (2033-1) or 132-308), or the equivalent recognized learning OR
    • Obtain third secondary units in first and second language, as well as in mathematics in programs established by the Minister and continue general education simultaneously in order to obtain fourth secondary units in first and second language, as well as in mathematics according to the curriculum established by the Minister.
    • Pass CDI College's admission test.
    Graduation To graduate, students must obtain the required pass mark in each course.  
     
    This vocational program leads to a DEP (diplôme d'études professionnelles) recognized by the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement Supérieur (MEES) (Permit 528500).
    This program is offered in English or French.
  • Are you ready to focus your great people skills and attention to detail into a rewarding career in the dental industry? CDI's Dental Assistance -5644 (English)  program can help. This program prepares you to excel in dental assistant jobs. Our instructors are dental professionals who use their real-world experience to teach students the organizational and communication skills they'll need to succeed in a fast-paced dental office. Graduates of this program will be prepared to become dental assistants  in private or public healthcare offices. CDI College supports its graduates to find dental assistant jobs by providing resume help, interviewing tips and more.
    This program is taught in English. For more information on the equivalent French-language program go to Dental Assistance - 5144 (French).
    For convenience and in order to make the program more accessible to students, the CDI Montréal campus now offers the Dental Assistance program on weekends. Prerequisites To be admitted to this curriculum, students must meet one of the following conditions:
    • Secondary V diploma or its recognized equivalent OR
    • Be at least 16 years old on the 30th of September of the school year and pass the third secondary units in first and second language, as well as in mathematics according to the programs established by the Minister OR
    • Be at least 18 years old when entering the program and have the functional prerequisite which is the success of the general development test and the specific prerequisite (Language of instruction 21-02 (2033-1) or 132-308), or the equivalent recognized learning OR
    • Obtain third secondary units in first and second language, as well as in mathematics in programs established by the Minister and continue general education simultaneously in order to obtain fourth secondary units in first and second language, as well as in mathematics according to the curriculum established by the Minister.
    • Pass CDI College's admission test.
    Graduation To graduate, students must obtain the required pass mark in each course.
    This vocational program leads to a DEP (diplôme d'études professionnelles) recognized by the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement Supérieur (MEES) (Permit 528500).
    This program is offered in English or French.
  • CDI College's Health, Assistance and Nursing - 5325 program prepares students for nursing assistant jobs in a variety of facilities. This program is taught in French. For the full program description in French, please visit Santé, assistance et soins infirmiers - 5325. Prerequisites To be admitted to this curriculum, student must meet one of the following conditions:
    • Secondary V diploma or its recognized equivalent OR
    • Be at least 16 years old on September 30rd of the school year and pass the fifth secondary units in first language, the fourth secondary units in second language as well as in mathematics according to the programs established by the Minister OR
    • Be at least 18 years old when entering the program and pass the general developmental test and possess the fifth secondary units in first language in a program established by the Minister or equivalents OR
    • Obtain third secondary units in first and second language, as well as in mathematics in programs establishedby the Minister and continue general education simultaneously in order to obtain the fifth secondary units in first language, the fourth secondary units in second language as well as in mathematics according to the curriculum established by the Minister.
    • Pass the College admission test
    Graduation To graduate, students must obtain the required pass mark in each course.
    This vocational program leads to a DEP (diplôme d'études professionnelles) recognized by the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement Supérieur (MEES) (Permit 528500).
    This program is offered in French.
  • Program Objectives 
    The Institutional and Home Care Assistance – 5858 program prepares students for the trade or occupation of patient service associate and home support worker in the health and social services sector. This profession aims to provide care and assistance in public, private and community health care networks to persons of all ages who are sick or who have physical, psychological, or psychosocial disabilities. The rationale of this occupation is to provide aid to patients so that they may recover or maintain their autonomy and overall health condition. This program is taught in English. To see the French course description, go to Assistance à la personne en établissement et à domicile (5358).  Prerequisites To be admitted to this curriculum, student must meet one of the following conditions:
    • Secondary V diploma or its recognized equivalent OR
    • Be at least 16 years old on the 30th of September of the school year and pass the third secondary units in first and second language, as well as in mathematics according to the programs established by the Minister OR
    • Be at least 18 years old when entering the program and have the following prerequisites: past a general development test and the FRA3103-1 (FRA3051-1) language test or recognition of equivalent learning.
    • Pass the College admission test.
    This vocational program leads to a DEP (diplôme d'études professionnelles) recognized by the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement Supérieur (MEES) (Permit 528500).
    This program is offered in English or French.
  • CDI College’s Special Care Counseling program aims to train professionals who will work with children, adults and elderly people afflicted with physical or intellectual disabilities, behavioral, mental or health-related disorders with the goal of supporting their adaptation, rehabilitation and social integration.
    Students will learn to collaborate with teachers and other professionals to intervene with patients afflicted with learning difficulties, difficulties of adaptation or behavioral disorders; participate in the development and implementation of intervention plans and identify ways to achieve objectives; develop, organize and lead various educational or cultural activities that focus on developing various skills such as social, cognitive, psychomotor, communication, self-esteem, affirmation, problem solving; use intervention techniques adapted to a crisis management context; collaborate, as needed, with social organizations, hospitals, the police, etc.
      Conditions for admission to an Attestation of College Studies (ACS)
    A person who has received instruction considered sufficient by the college and meets any of the following conditions may be admitted to a program of studies leading to an Attestation of College Studies:
     
    • the person has interrupted his or her full-time studies or pursued full-time postsecondary studies for at least 2 consecutive terms or 1 school year;
    • the person is covered by an agreement entered into between the college and an employer or by a government program of studies;
    • the person has interrupted his or her full-time studies for one term and pursued full-time postsecondary studies for one term; or
    • the person holds a Secondary School Vocational Diploma.
  • CDI College’s Special Care Counseling program aims to train professionals who will work with children, adults and elderly people afflicted with physical or intellectual disabilities, behavioral, mental or health-related disorders with the goal of supporting their adaptation, rehabilitation and social integration.
    Students will learn to collaborate with teachers and other professionals to intervene with patients afflicted with learning difficulties, difficulties of adaptation or behavioral disorders; participate in the development and implementation of intervention plans and identify ways to achieve objectives; develop, organize and lead various educational or cultural activities that focus on developing various skills such as social, cognitive, psychomotor, communication, self-esteem, affirmation, problem solving; use intervention techniques adapted to a crisis management context; collaborate, as needed, with social organizations, hospitals, the police, etc.
      Conditions for admission to an Attestation of College Studies (ACS)
    A person who has received instruction considered sufficient by the college and meets any of the following conditions may be admitted to a program of studies leading to an Attestation of College Studies:
     
    • the person has interrupted his or her full-time studies or pursued full-time postsecondary studies for at least 2 consecutive terms or 1 school year;
    • the person is covered by an agreement entered into between the college and an employer or by a government program of studies;
    • the person has interrupted his or her full-time studies for one term and pursued full-time postsecondary studies for one term; or
    • the person holds a Secondary School Vocational Diploma.

Languages, ESL Programs

  • CDI College’s French - Language and Culture program aims to prepare students for the DELF - B2 French Language Studies Diploma Examination from the French Ministry of Education. The French Language Diploma (DELF) is essentially an assessment of French second-language know-how aimed at officially certifying the capacities of students in real situations. The DELF evaluates the four communication skills: oral comprehension, written comprehension, written production, and oral production and interaction.
    The French - Language and Culture program offered at CDI College, therefore offers basic training focused on the acquisition of knowledge in oral communication.
    Upon completion of the program, the student can:
    • understand the essential content of concrete or abstract subjects in a complex text, including a technical discussion in its speciality;
    • communicate with a degree of spontaneity and ease such as a conversation with a native speaker with no tension for either person;
    • express himself or herself in a clear and detailed manner on a wide range of subjects, express an opinion on a topical subject and explain the advantages and disadvantages of different possibilities.
    Certification
    The training offered allows students to prepare for the examination of the DELF - B2 French Language Diploma from the French Ministry of Education.
    Prerequisites 
    Writing of the level test
    Graduation 
    To graduate, students must obtain the required pass mark in each course.
    This program is offered in French.

Legal, Policing Programs

  • CDI College's Immigration Consultant program prepares students to pursue a career as a Canadian immigration practitioner, a legal profession in high demand across Canada. The objective of the program is to give the student training in all mandatory areas of immigration consulting practice. Both the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills are taught, perfected and evaluated. In completing the program, students are provided a foundation allowing them to begin a successful career working in a legal firm as well as to start their own immigration consulting practice. This program is accredited by the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) which is Canada’s governing body for regulating this profession. The successful graduate will officially have met the necessary academic requirements to apply for and write the ICCRC’s entry-to-practice Full Skills Exam (FSE). After successfully passing the FSE, graduates will be able to apply for ICCRC membership and become Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) with a license to practice anywhere in Canada.

    Admission Requirements

    Students must meet all of the pre-requisites listed below, meet their financial obligations with the college, and acknowledge their understanding of the college’s policies and procedures provided in the student handbook, prior to starting classes.
    • Successful completion of at least two (2) years of postsecondary education; or A minimum of two (2) years of related work experience or equivalent (e.g. law practice or services related to citizenship, immigrants, refugees, or other international persons); or combination of the two; and
    • Satisfactory language test score of CDI College's English Language Assessment
    • High school graduation or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older when classes start).
    This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
  • If you're looking to start a new career helping new Canadians, the Immigration Consultant with Practicum diploma program at CDI College is for you.  

    Accredited Immigration Consultant Program in BC

      CDI College's Immigration Consultant with Practicum diploma program is accredited by the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC), Canada's governing body regulating the profession. As you progress through your many immigration consultant courses, you'll gain an understanding of Canada's Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, as well as the Citizenship Act, two areas each Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) needs to become an expert in. When you complete the 29-week diploma, you'll be permitted to write the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC)'s Full Skills Exam (FSE), and once you pass, you'll be a licensed RCIC, which is valid in all ten provinces and three territories.  

    Legal Career Training with a Practicum

      In the program, you'll learn all the skills that flow into becoming a successful immigration consultant. Courses include a thorough refresher in Canadian immigration and refugee law, adminstrative law and tribunals, legal research and writing, operating your own immigration practice, ethics and professional conduct, application processes and immigration law procedures. Prior to graduation, the capstone of this program is a 100-hour practicum placement, where you'll work in an immigration practice or government immigration service and learn the day-to-day operations of a consultancy. Start training for a career helping new Canadians - find out more about the Immigration Consultant with Practicum diploma program today. This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
  • Working in public safety is one of the most satisfying and rewarding occupations in Canada, and law enforcement officers are among the best-trained members of any profession in modern society. If you are looking to get law enforcement training with an emphasis on practical, hands-on learning, the Law Enforcement Foundations diploma program is an excellent fit for you.

    Law Enforcement Professionals

    Law enforcement professionals are highly trained in human behaviour, advanced conflict resolution, investigation techniques, and de-escalating tense situations. In the Law Enforcement Foundations program, you’ll get focused, relevant training in criminology, law and the legal system, the criminal code and federal statutes, regulatory enforcement, police authority, correctional services, security work, and private investigation. You’ll also learn about the importance of ethics and professional communication, while receiving a background in the fundamentals of human behaviour and psychology.

    Hands-on Law Enforcement Training

    A major part of the Law Enforcement Foundations program is prior to graduation, when you’ll meet with our career services department. CDI College’s Employment Specialists will assist you in creating a strong personal portfolio, so you can market yourself effectively to employers. This includes resume and cover letter workshops, career advice and counselling, in addition to helping you search for work for up to six months after you graduate.

    Admission Requirements

    • High school graduation or equivalent*
    OR
    • Mature student status**
        *From an English-language teaching institution. **19 years of age upon starting classes and Pass the college's English admissions test. This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
  • The legal profession is a dynamic and well-paid sector that demands employees have the most up-to-date skills and education. Paralegals are a vital element to any legal team who are well-respected for their knowledge of legal documentation and procedures. CDI College's Paralegal diploma program teaches a combination of administrative skills with specific paralegal training. Students study day-to-day administrative skills like advanced keyboarding and business communications as well as the law and legal processes. This includes an introduction to the Canadian court system including elements of corporate law, family law, real estate, criminal law, and litigation. Students also learn how to handle evidence and legal documentation.
    The paralegal training at CDI College includes a practicum where students will put their newly-acquired skills to work in a legal office.

    Admission Requirements

    • High school graduation or equivalent*
    OR
    • Mature student status**
    *From an English-language teaching institution. **19 years of age upon starting classes and Pass the college's English admissions test. This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
  • The legal profession has ample employment opportunities and provides a challenging and fascinating workplace. CDI College's Legal Assistant program introduces you to the core clerical skills, legal terminology, legal concepts, and documents you will need to thrive in the legal industry.

    Hands-on Legal Assistant Courses in Calgary or Edmonton

    The legal assistant courses at CDI College will cover a range of topics including how to make templates of court forms and important legal computer applications. The Legal Assistant diploma program combines lectures, discussion, quizzes, assignments, exams, and practical work experience to prepare you for a fast-paced career in the legal field. You will learn alternative dispute resolutions, courts, tribunals, the litigation process, employment law, and legal research and writing. You will also learn interpersonal skills and professionalism to give you the edge over your competition.

    Legal Assistant Diploma Program

    Get the hands-on training you need for your new legal career by testing your skills in a practicum placement. Both hands-on activities in the classroom and on-the-job practice will provide insight into how law firms, and legal departments in government or large corporations work. Graduate with real experience and hit the ground running from day one. Legal assistants love research, are detail-oriented, and are sticklers for deadlines. Also, with legal training from CDI College and a few years in the field after graduation, you may be ready to pursue a career as a Paralegal. If you want a fast track into a legal career, start by filling out the form to your right.
  • Careers in the legal profession are high-status and rewarding. The Legal Administration is suitable for those without secretarial training who are looking for an exciting career in the legal field. Legal Administrative Assistants, also known as legal secretaries, are among the highest-paid employees in the office administration field. This program is very intensive and covers many aspects of the legal profession. As a legal administrative assistant, the graduate is an indispensable member of the law office team and this program provides all the training necessary to be successful in this role. Legal subject areas include understanding the Canadian legal system, the court structure, legal rights, procedures and practices in a modern legal office, wills and estates, real estate and conveyancing, corporate and commercial law, civil litigation, family law, and criminal law and evidence. This program prepares graduates to work in small or large law firms or in legal departments of law corporations.
  • Legal administrative assistants are a key element to any legal team. In order to succeed in this fast-paced and fascinating career, you'll need a strong education in the policy and procedures of a modern law office as well as an understanding of the Canadian legal and court system.
    CDI College's Legal Administrative Assistant program will teach you legal terminology, court systems, office procedures, legal record keeping, and bookkeeping. Students will also build strong transcription and keyboarding skills and become adept at using common office software such as MS Word and Excel. Course material in this program will include wills and estates, real estate, corporate and commercial law, civil litigation, and family law.
  • The Law Clerk with Internship program at CDI College prepares students to pursue a traditional career path as a law clerk, working under the direct supervision of a lawyer. Law clerks are able to work in several areas of law including criminal law, family law, civil litigation, environmental law, corporate law, healthcare, real estate, and wills and estates. Students in the Law Clerk with Internship program will have the opportunity to gain real-world experience in a law office or other legal environment, giving them invaluable experience that can be added to their resume. In addition to their Law Clerk with Internship diploma, graduates can apply to write the four exams in litigation, corporate, real estate, and estates law required to join the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario (ILCO).
  • The Immigration Consultant with Internship diploma program at CDI College comes with a 4 week internship, which will allow you to practice what you have learned on the program in a real working environment (law firms, immigration practices and/or government immigration services). It is a great opportunity to build valuable work experience and the necessary skills required to pursue a career as a Canadian Immigration Consultant. The program itself will cover all of the mandatory elements of the industry and will help you to develop your theoretical knowledge and practical skills. The Immigration Consultant with Internship program is accredited by the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC). Once you have successfully completing the program, you will be able to apply for the ICCRC’s entry-to-practice Full Skills Exam (FSE). After completing the FSE, you will be able to apply for ICCRC membership and become a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) with a license to practice throughout Canada.
  • CDI College’s Paralegal Technology – JCA.1F trains students for employment as professional paralegals. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will have gained vast and valuable knowledge in areas such as civil, criminal and administrative law, and will be ready to begin a career helping lawyers and attorneys in their daily duties and tasks. Paralegal grads also acquire general office administration skills and knowledge that can be used in a variety of settings.
    The Paralegal Technology – JCA.1F program teaches students to communicate effectively through the use of legal terminology. Working in a law office requires analytical skills and a strong sense of professional ethics, all of which is covered in the program. Graduates will easily be able to manage their time productively, adapting to various constraints and atypical schedules in the workplace.
    Graduates of the Paralegal Technology – JCA.1F program will find employment in different environments in the private sector, as well as the public sector (ministries, municipalities, courthouses) as legal researchers and more. Graduates can also further their education to become court stenographers.
    Conditions for admission to an Attestation of College Studies (ACS)
      A person who has received instruction considered sufficient by the college and meets any of the following conditions may be admitted to a program of studies leading to an Attestation of College Studies:  
    • the person has interrupted his or her full-time studies or pursued full-time postsecondary studies for at least 2 consecutive terms or 1 school year;
    • the person is covered by an agreement entered into between the college and an employer or by a government program of studies;
    • the person has interrupted his or her full-time studies for one term and pursued full-time postsecondary studies for one term; or
    • the person holds a Secondary School Vocational Diploma.
    This program leads to an ACS (Attestation of College Studies) recognized by the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement Supérieur (MEES) (Permit 749747).
    This program is offered in English or French.
  • The legal profession is full of opportunities for motivated and detail-oriented people. Information technology is particularly important to the functioning of modern law offices. CDI College's Specialist in Applied Information Technology -  LCE.3V Option: Legal Administrative Assistant program gives students a broad understanding of the Canadian legal system.
    This program covers the fundamental terminology, legal office procedures, record keeping and bookkeeping skills you need to thrive in a law office. Students also receive hands-on training in keyboarding, transcription skills, and word processing programs. This program will prepare students to work as a legal trainee or as an assistant in legal departments of family, financial, corporate, real estate and other law firms.
    Prerequisites 
    • Secondary V diploma or its recognized equivalent
    • Successful admission test
       
    Conditions for admission to an Attestation of College Studies (ACS)
    A person who has received instruction considered sufficient by the college and meets any of the following conditions may be admitted to a program of studies leading to an Attestation of College Studies:
    • the person has interrupted his or her full-time studies or pursued full-time postsecondary studies for at least 2 consecutive terms or 1 school year;
    • the person is covered by an agreement entered into between the college and an employer or by a government program of studies;
    • the person has interrupted his or her full-time studies for one term and pursued full-time postsecondary studies for one term; or
    • the person holds a Secondary School Vocational Diploma.
    This program leads to an ACS (Attestation of College Studies) recognized by the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement Supérieur (MEES) (Permit 749747).
    This program is offered in English or French.

Skilled Trades, Auto, Fire Programs

  • CDI College’s Construction Electrician Foundation program is designed to provide you with the hands-on training needed for an electrical apprenticeship with companies performing residential electrical work.

    Hands-on Construction Electrician Courses

    Throughout each electrician course in the program, you will learn using the same materials and tools red seal electricians use on the job. In addition to math, physics, and the fundamentals of electrical work, you’ll learn about lighting, heating, and alarm systems. You’ll also learn how to interpret sketches, test equipment, and follow the Canadian Electrical Code in addition to safety regulations and WorkSafeBC protocols.

    Electrician Training for Your New Career

    Along with the hands-on training you receive on campus, you’ll also complete a work experience placement to get on-the-job experience. By the end of the program, you’ll also understand the apprentice pathway to certification, and be prepared to write the ITA exam for Level 1. After you complete the ITA exam, you'll be granted Technical Training: Level 1, and 350 hours of work-based training toward completion of the Construction Electrician apprenticeship program. This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.

Technology, Networking Programs

  • The increased reliance on computer systems, the internet, connected technologies and smart devices has made cybersecurity a critical concern for organizations and individuals alike. Keeping devices, data and information secure and protected from risks and vulnerabilities is a critical area of activity for all organizations. This has led to an ever-growing increase in demand for individuals possessing the skills to assess, plan and implement a cybersecurity defense strategy. The 76-week Cybersecurity Specialist program can give you the training you need to pursue a career in helping to secure networked computer systems and their users. Your courses will cover everything you need to know about managing networks and computers, cybersecurity techniques, digital forensics, and more. You'll also get prepared to write exams for valuable industry certifications, including: Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) A+, Net+, Security+, CySA+, PenTest+; Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA); and Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE). Upon graduation, you'll be ready to use your cyber security skills working for organizations of all sizes. This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
  • Start training in CDI College's Mobile Application Development diploma program and in less than a year, you'll have the skills to start a new career creating and developing apps for computers and online environments. In the program, you'll learn the keys of application development from a team of experienced instructors with years of experience in the field. Classes are kept small to ensure you receive focused, helpful feedback and individual attention to develop your skills quicker.  

    Training in C#, ASP.net & Java

      An important part of your hands-on training is learning and applying the many programming languages needed to become a successful app developer for both desktop and mobile platforms. In the Mobile Application Development program, you'll learn several programming languages, including - but not limited to - C#, Java, ASP.net, JavaScript, Python, Android, and iOS development with Swift, giving you a mastery of the specific syntax and coding requirements to translate design into functional applications. You'll also learn about object-oriented programming, database programming concepts, and the fundamentals of web development, which focuses heavily on HTML5 and CSS. If you're looking to start a career in the technology sector, the Mobile Application Development diploma program at CDI College offers the training you need for the career you want. This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
  • The Network Systems Administrator program focuses on preparing students to manage and maintain computers and network installations. Students will develop technical skills in network installation, maintenance, and management, as well as implementation and operation of computer services. In addition to developing a solid foundation in Information Technology skills, you will participate in a work placement program. The program also prepares students to write certification exams for Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) A+, Net+, Security+, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS), and Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP).
    Graduates of the program will leave with the skills to plan, implement, administer, and maintain a computer network and foster computer user support skills required to meet employers' needs in these areas.

    Admission Requirements

    • High school graduation or equivalent*
    OR
    • Mature student status**
      *From an English-language teaching institution. **19 years of age upon starting classes and Pass the college's admissions test. This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
  • The Network Systems Engineer program in BC prepares students for a career in the Information Technology field. The program teaches students to use a variety of computer software and other technological tools to perform essential business tasks, use fundamental system commands for operating systems, and apply a structured process to problem solving.
    Students will also learn to install, configure, and upgrade physical and logical elements on a network, and administer a network client environment. Students also learn to establish and apply security measures to various physical and logical network elements and troubleshoot problems related to local and wide area networks.  Network installation, monitoring, maintenance, upgrading, and optimization are covered as well.
    In addition, the Network Systems Engineer program helps students prepare for certification examinations in seven areas, including Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) A+, Net+, Security+, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS), and Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP).

    Admission Requirements

    • High school graduation or equivalent*
    OR
    • Mature student status**
      *From an English-language teaching institution. **19 years of age upon starting classes and Pass the college's admissions test. This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
  • CDI College's Web and Mobile Application Development diploma program has the focused, relevant training you need to launch a new career in app development. As your skills grow and you improve your grasp on the language-specific syntax and coding requirements to translate logical program design, you'll be able to create fully-functional applications for computers, the web, or mobile devices.  

    Application Development Training

      In the program, you'll gain a solid understanding of what goes into building the next killer app, including foundational training in logic, program flow, programming constrcuts, and problem solving processes, before moving into the specific programming languages used in application development. A significant part of the program involves learning and mastering the various programming languages used by app developers, including: C#, Java, ASP.net, JavaScript, JQuery, PHP/MySQL, HTML5, CSS, Linux, Python, Android, and Swift, just to name a few. Start training for the career you want. Get the skills you need in the Web and Mobile Application Development diploma program at CDI College. This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
  • CDI College's Web Development diploma program has the right training to help you start your career designing and developing web applications. Learning from professional instructors who have years of experience in programming and app development, you'll grow your skills quickly in small, focused classes, with plenty of time set aside for one-on-one feedback.  

    Training in HTML5, Java & JavaScript

      A major part of becoming a successful web developer is mastering the many programming languages and software used in the field. Hands-on technical training in both traditional programming and object-oriented methodologies is the key to growing your skills. In the Web Development diploma program, you'll gain an understanding of the fundamentals of web development, including training in HTML5, CSS, Dreamweaver, JavaScript, PHP and MySQL, JQuery, Python, and more. You'll also get thorough training in advanced web technologies, with emphasis placed on integrating Node.js, MongoDB, and Angular Web Development into fully-functional web applications, and an introduction to building apps with AWS, the leading cloud computing platform. Get the skills you need for the career you want. Start training in the Web Development diploma program at CDI College today. This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
  • The Information Systems Support Specialist program is designed for students wishing to pursue a career in the Information Technology industry. The program will provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to service computer systems and to support the users of these systems.
    The content of this networking program is based on industry certification requirements determined by Microsoft and CompTIA. If you determine that certification is an additional goal to your diploma, our courses will help to prepare you for your exams. Furthermore, your active participation in our Learning System will help you to develop confidence in your abilities as an IT professional.
    Students receive hands-on training on industry-standard software, and learn fundamental networking skills, hardware installation and configuration, system support and optimization, Windows operating system, MS Office applications, and help desk techniques.
    Students will be supported in their job search after graduation through CDI College's Employment Services department. The department teaches graduates resume writing techniques as well as job search and interviewing skills.

    Admission Requirements

    • High school graduation or equivalent*
    OR
    • Mature student status**
      *From an English-language teaching institution. **19 years of age upon starting classes and Pass the college's admissions test. This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
  • The Computer Support Technician program in Alberta is designed for students wishing to pursue a career in the information technology industry. The program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to service computer systems and to support the users of these systems.
    The Computer Support Technician program covers a number of topics including hardware installation and  configuration, basic networking, Windows operating systems, MS Office support, and help desk techniques.
    Students will study the theory of computer systems hardware and software components and the develop practical skills through hands-on training. In addition, students will learn how help desk and troubleshooting operations are run within an organization.
  • The Network Systems Management program explores the design, implementation, management, and maintenance of computers and network installations. With companies big and small in need of well-trained network systems managers, graduates of this program will have a variety of job opportunities available.
    As the IT industry evolves, so does your training. CDI College's Network Systems Management program, and many others, are continually reviewed by industry professionals to ensure that you are receiving the most relevant training that pertains to your industry.
  • The information technology industry needs skilled help desk analysts to troubleshoot software and hardware issues. CDI College's Help Desk Analyst diploma program teaches students the technical skills necessary to service computer systems and the customer service skills to assist computer users.
    Students receive hands-on training on industry-standard software and learn fundamental networking skills, hardware installation and configuration, system support and optimization, Windows, MS Office applications, and help desk techniques.
    Students will be supported in their job search after graduation through CDI College's Employment Services department. The department teaches graduates resume writing techniques as well as job search and interviewing skills.
  • The demand for skilled network and database administrators continues to grow. CDI College's Network and Database Administrator program teaches you the essential skills required in any network administrator job description.
    You will learn to administer and support database users on networked computer systems and become proficient on the latest network admin tools. Based on Microsoft, CompTIA, and Cisco industry certification requirements, this program uses hands-on learning to teach network implementation, installation, maintenance and management. Students participate in a work placement to gain the real-world experience that employers demand.
  • CDI College teaches the top internet security techniques and tools in its Network and Internet Security Specialist program. This program gives students a strong foundation in operating and implementing computer services, which are both growing areas in the IT industry. Students gain hands-on instruction on how to plan, support, administer, and secure networked computer systems and their users.
    Students will also be prepared to write exams for Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) A+, Network+ and Security+ certifications, Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA), Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), and Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA).
  • The Network Administrator program focuses on preparing students to manage and maintain computers and network installations. You will develop technical skills in network installation, maintenance and management as well as implementation, and operating computer services. In addition to developing a solid foundation in Information Technology skills, you will participate in a work placement program.
    The Network Administrator program at CDI College also prepares you to write exams for Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) A+ and Network+ certifications, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), and Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA).
  • Computer programming jobs are challenging and well-paid. CDI College's Programmer Analyst/Internet Solutions Developer program trains students to excel in roles such as computer programmer, software development programmer, or programmer analyst.
    In this diploma program, students will learn how to assess business needs and create design solutions. They will learn to prepare and write programming code and manage, maintain and update existing programming code.
    Students will become proficient in Microsoft Visual C#, .NET, OOP, OOD, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Office, SQL Server, ADO.NET, XML, HTML, Visio, Script, ASP.NET, and Web Services. Students also develop skills in Object-Oriented Programming using either Java or C++.
  • In today’s job market, nearly everyone needs to have basic computer skills. Whether you’re looking for a career in administration or hospitality, having a handle on software like the Microsoft Office Suite will take you a long way. The Computer Business Applications Specialist program helps develop fundamental computer, office administration, and professional business skills. Emphasis is placed on learning operating systems and gaining in-depth knowledge of the most popular word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, and email software applications in use today.
  • CDI College’s Network and Internet Security Specialist – LEA.AE program is designed for students wishing to pursue a career in planning, implementing, administering, supporting and securing networked computer systems and their users.
     Network design, installation, maintenance and management as well as implementation, and operating computer services are rapidly growing areas in the information technology industry. This program will help students develop the network planning, implementation, administration and computer user support skills required to meet employers' needs in these areas.
    Network administrator salary ranges vary dependant on experience, but skilled professionals in this area are well-compensated and in-demand.
    Prerequisites 
    • Secondary V diploma or its recognized equivalent
    • Successful admission test
      Duration
    • 1.5 years (14 to 16 months) OR 2 years (24 months)
    Conditions for admission to an Attestation of College Studies (ACS)
    A person who has received instruction considered sufficient by the college and meets any of the following conditions may be admitted to a program of studies leading to an Attestation of College Studies:
    • the person has interrupted his or her full-time studies or pursued full-time postsecondary studies for at least 2 consecutive terms or 1 school year;
    • the person is covered by an agreement entered into between the college and an employer or by a government program of studies;
    • the person has interrupted his or her full-time studies for one term and pursued full-time postsecondary studies for one term; or
    • the person holds a Secondary School Vocational Diploma.
    Graduation 
    To graduate, students must obtain the required pass mark in each course.
    This program leads to an ACS (Attestation of College Studies) recognized by the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement Supérieur (MEES) (Permit 749747).
    This program is offered in English or French.
  • CDI College’s Programmer Analyst / Internet Solutions Developer - LEA.9C program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in the development and updating of software applications.   Programmer analysts develop applications in multiple environments such as Web and databases, by mastering both the techniques related to structured programming and those related to object-oriented programming. They can work in companies that have their own IT department, that produce software or that provide various IT services. Tasks can relate to analysis and design, construction and testing as well as implementation and integration into the targeted IT environment. Programmer analysts can also improve existing software and act as resource people for a network of users.   The program focuses on Microsoft Visual C #, .NET, UML, Microsoft Project ™, Microsoft Access ™, Microsoft Office ™, Microsoft Visio ™, Javascript, MySQL, SQL Server, HTML, CSS and PHP. Additionally, students will learn the Java programming language, and get an introduction to CMS, AW, Agiles and programming for Android mobile devices.
    Prerequisites
    • Secondary V diploma or its recognized equivalent
    • Successful admission test
    Conditions for admission to an Attestation of College Studies (ACS)
    A person who has received instruction considered sufficient by the college and meets any of the following conditions may be admitted to a program of studies leading to an Attestation of College Studies:
    • the person has interrupted his or her full-time studies or pursued full-time postsecondary studies for at least 2 consecutive terms or 1 school year;
    • the person is covered by an agreement entered into between the college and an employer or by a government program of studies;
    • the person has interrupted his or her full-time studies for one term and pursued full-time postsecondary studies for one term; or
    • the person holds a Secondary School Vocational Diploma.
    Graduation 
    To graduate, students must obtain the required pass mark in each course.
    This vocational program leads to an ACS (Attestaion of College Studies) recognized by the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement Supérieur (MEES) (Permit 749747).
    This program is offered in English or French.
  • CDI College's LEA.E3 program in Artificial Intelligence Specialist is tailored to prepare proficient professionals who can readily undertake the full spectrum of responsibilities pertaining to data analysis within a business intelligence framework and the creation of computer applications within organizational contexts. Graduates are poised for entry-level positions in the job market, equipped with the skills and knowledge to excel in these critical aspects of the field.
  • CDI College's LEA.DV program in Cybersecurity Specialist is designed to equip proficient professionals who, upon entering the job market, can adeptly handle all responsibilities associated with safeguarding an organization's computer networks. This program ensures graduates are well-prepared to address the critical needs of cybersecurity at the entry level of the labor market.

Travel, Tourism, Hospitality Programs

  • The travel and tourism industry continues to grow and provide career opportunities - in Canada and around the world. CDI College's Travel and Tourism program teaches the unique combination of skills you need to succeed in this booming field such as world geography knowledge, sales and marketing skills, computer training, and customer service. You will learn essential skills like the operation of Apollo and SABRE, the two main computer reservation systems used in Canadian travel agencies. You'll also learn about tariffs and travel agency operations, cruises, and ticketing. Salary ranges for these roles vary, but travel and tourism jobs can be lucrative and highly rewarding. *From an English-language teaching institution. **19 years of age upon starting classes and Pass the college's English admissions test. This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
  • Get the job-ready training you need in business fundamentals and the hospitality industry in CDI College's Business and Hospitality Essentials certificate program. This program, which includes a 13-week co-op placement, is divided into two separate modules to ensure you are trained in vital business concepts and pick up the skills needed to succeed as a hospitality professional.

    Job-Ready Business Training in Vancouver

    In the business training module, you'll improve your skills in business writing, bookkeeping, financial accounting, and more!

    Hospitality Management Career Training

    As you move on to the hospitality management module, your training includes additional accounting training for the hospitality industry, housekeeping management, front office management, hotel and motel security management, and use of hospitality computer systems. Start your hands-on training in the Business and Hospitality Essentials program at CDI College and you'll be making a positive impact in the hospitality industry in less than a year! This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
  • The Hospitality Certificate program at CDI College introduces students to several areas of the hotel and food services industry. Each course is designed to introduce students to different aspects of the hospitality field such as housekeeping management, food and beverage services, hotel security, and much more. The Hospitality Certificate consists of five hospitality modules. The program does not include a practicum placement, but students are able to upgrade to the Hospitality Management diploma to receive more training. Successful graduates will receive the Hospitality Certificate as well as credits towards the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) diploma, which are transferable to many colleges and universities. Graduates have found work locally and abroad in restaurants, hotels, and other hospitality settings.  

    Admission Requirements

     
    • High school graduation or equivalent*
    OR
    • Mature student status**
        *From an English-language teaching institution. **19 years of age upon starting classes and Pass the college's English admissions test. This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
  • The Hospitality Management program at CDI College introduces students to several areas of the hotel and food services industry. Each course is designed to introduce students to different aspects of the hospitality field such as housekeeping management, food and beverage services, hotel security, and much more. Graduates have found work locally and abroad in restaurants and hotels as managers, supervisors, and other key hospitality management positions. Successful graduates will not only receive a Hospitality Management diploma, they’ll also earn an American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) diploma, which is transferable to many colleges and universities. Students also receive certification in BC FoodSafe and Serving It Right.

    Admission Requirements

    • High school graduation or equivalent*
    OR
    • Mature student status**
      *From an English-language teaching institution. **19 years of age upon starting classes and Pass the college's English admissions test. This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
  • In the Hospitality Management with Co-op diploma program at CDI College, you will gain an understanding of the hotel and food services industry. Each course in the program is specifically designed to introduce you to the hospitality industry.

    580-Hour Co-op Included

    As part of your training, the program includes both a 175-hour, five-week practicum, as well as a 580-hour paid Co-op placement, where you'll put your new hospitality management skills to work in a real workplace.

    Hands-on Hospitality Career Training

    Successful graduates will receive a College diploma as well as an American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) diploma, which are transferable to many colleges and universities. Students in the hospitality training programs also receive certification in BC FoodSafe and Serving It Right.

    Train for a Career You'll Love

    Upon graduation, you may find employment in a variety of sectors in the hospitality industry, including hotels and resorts, adventure tourism and recreation, food and beverage services, events and conferences, cruise ships, and more! Start your career in the hospitality industry right in the Hospitality Management with Co-op diploma program at CDI College. This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
  • The Event Specialist diploma program at CDI College gives you the hands-on training you need to design, plan, and execute special events, including weddings, conferences, outdoor festivals and concerts, and black-tie galas.

    Event Planning Program

    As an event manager, you hold a key role in supervising décor teams, lighting and audio technicians, and the other skilled trades workers, contractors and volunteers who create the scene for events both large and small. Event managers are also responsible for the budgeting and financial management, resources planning, contracts and negotiations, and human resources management elements going into making events successful.

    Hands-on Event Management Training

    In the Event Specialist diploma program at CDI College, you'll receive training in event planning computer applications, event fundraising, bookkeeping and financial accounting, business communications, sales, marketing, and ticketing, as well as food, beverage and catering services. The program also includes certifications in WorldHost Fundamentals, FOODSAFE Level 1, Serving it Right, WHMIS, First Aid/CPR, and four certificates from the American Hotel & Lodging Institute (AHLEI), Convention Management and Service, Supervision in the Hospitality Industry, Hospitality Sales and Marketing, and Managing Service in Food and Beverage Operations. Upon graduation, you'll be ready to take on roles in the special events industry, including conference and meeting planning, event planning, festival organization, entertainment and special events production, and trade show planning.
  • Whether it’s the next community festival, your friend’s baby shower, or the company’s awards ceremony, professional event managers are needed everywhere. If you love being involved behind the scenes and seeing people laugh and smile because of your hard work, this is the perfect career choice for you.   Event management is a fast-paced field that requires a keen eye and even better organization. By pursuing the Event Management program at CDI College, you’ll gain self-confidence and teamwork skills.  

    Take Event Planning Courses in Ontario

    CDI College’s Event Management courses cover a wide range of topics to help you develop the communications, organization, and interpersonal skills necessary to succeed in a variety of industries. Take event planning courses in the Greater Toronto Area and build on your natural creative talent for pulling together a successful party. Become adept in dealing with finances, human resources, contracts, negotiations, and everything else a professional event manager needs to master.

    Event Management Program

    The Event Management program at CDI College includes a student membership with the local chapter of the International Live Events Association of Canada (ILEA). Additionally, you will participate in staging projects where you’re expected to take initiative and demonstrate your newly learned skills – something that will prove invaluable once you’ve launched your career.

Veterinary, Animal Services Programs

  • The pet care field is a growing industry where an increasing number of people choose pets as a part of the household. An aging population leads elderly people to adopt pets as companions, and animals can require as much care as their owners. That’s why veterinary care is a growing field that needs well-trained professionals to help maintain practices throughout BC. In this field, the animal is the patient and the animal owner is the client. The Veterinary Assistant program at CDI College prepares students to find employment in animal care facilities, working in support of animal health technologists, and veterinarians. Graduates will be fully versed in both the clinical and administrative duties involved with a veterinary practice and will have spent time applying their skills in a practicum placement.
    Admissions Requirement
    • High school graduation or equivalent, or mature student status.
    • Pass college’s admissions test.
    • Immunization report (form provided by college).
    • Criminal record check (in accordance with the Criminal Records Review Act).
    This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
  • The Veterinary Health Care Assistant program fully prepares the successful student to provide a large number of clinical and administrative services in a range of animal care facilities. In this health care field, the animal is the patient and the animal’s owner is the client. The multi-faceted work of the veterinary assistant spans the duties of the animal health technician and the veterinary office assistant. The veterinary assistant develops a set of skills that is useful to both clinical expertise and administrative skills in the veterinary practice. The pet care field is a growing industry where an increasing number of people choose pets as a part of their household.  An aging population adopt pets as companions, and animals can require as much care as their owners.

    Admission Requirements

    • High school graduation or equivalent*, or mature student** status.
    • Criminal record check (in accordance with the Criminal Records Review Act).
    • Immunization report (form provided by college)
    *From an English-language teaching institution **19 years of age upon starting classes and Pass the college's admissions test This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.

Cdi College Of Business, Technology & Healthcare

Welcome to CDI College! For more than 50 years, CDI College has been one of the leading career training institutions in Canada, thanks to its commitment to quality education and the success of its students. Our rich history includes thousands of successful alumni. With more than 50 diploma and certificate programs being offered at campus locations across the country, CDI College gives students the opportunity to live, work, and study close to home. CDI College prides itself on changing lives; let us help you achieve your personal and academic goals today!

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