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Willis College of Business, Health & Technology

1200 St. Laurent Blvd Laurent Shopping Centre, Suite 20 , Ottawa ON

Possible funding to those who qualify*

  • Designated Educational Institute (DEI)
  • Designated Learning Institute (DLI)
  • Second Career
  • Loans
  • Grants
  • Bursaries
  • Scholarships

Programs

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

Business, Accounting, Marketing Programs

  • Start a career in Business Administration quickly and set yourself apart with a specialty in Accounting and Business Management. If you are a decisive person who has a passion for numbers and excels in a teamwork environment, the 38-week Accounting & Business Management Specialist program at Willis College’s Ottawa and Arnprior campuses could be perfect for you.

    Lion’s Den Project – Entrepreneurial spirit at its best

    During your Business Management semester, you team up with other students and present your business venture to a panel of judges from the community (similar to the Dragons’ Den TV show). To view a den, click here Lion’s Den. To learn more about how the Lion’s Den helps students, click here.

    Is the Accounting & Business Management Specialist Program Right for You?

    This program is an excellent fit for:
    • Someone who works well with numbers excels at problem-solving and is detail-oriented
    • A mature student with previous job experience looking to enhance and develop new or existing skills relevant to today’s job market
    • Someone who wants to specialize in emerging and in-demand industries
    • Someone who wants to fast-track to a new and exciting career in business
    • Someone looking for hands-on Business Administration and Accounting training
  • Become a respected business professional with this fast-track Administrative Assistant training program from one of the top Ottawa business colleges. In only 21 weeks, this program gives you practical, hands-on administrative training. Get your diploma and start a successful career in office administration fast. With Administrative Assistant courses that cover all the most in-demand business skills, this program will make you job-ready the moment you graduate. Administrative Assistant training can open a range of career opportunities and will help you get a new job fast. Office Administration professionals work in almost every industry from non-profit to high finance. If you are organized, detail-oriented, looking to start an exciting, professional office career, the Administrative Assistant program at Willis College is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. Pursue a career in business and get excellent hands-on administrative assistant training and your Diploma fast from Willis College.
  • Are you a team player who excels at problem-solving? If so, start training for a promising business career in Business Management and Human Resources by taking a focused Business Administration and Human Resources program in Ottawa and Arnprior. Start a business career quickly and set yourself apart through our 38-week Business Administration – Business Management and Human Resources program. You’ll gain hands-on business training and a specialty in Human Resources and Business Management from our expert business college staff and resources.

    LION’S DEN PROJECT – Entrepreneurial spirit at its best

    During your Business Management semester, you team up with other students and present your business venture to a panel of judges from the community (similar to the Dragons’ Den TV show). To view a den, click here Lion’s Den. To learn more about how the Lion’s Den helps students, click here.

    Is this Business Administration program right for you?

    This program is an excellent fit for:
    • Someone who works well in a team atmosphere excels at problem-solving and is passionate about communications.
    • A mature student who has previous job experience looking to enhance and develop new or existing skills that are relevant in today’s job market
    • A recent graduate who wants to specialize in an emerging and in-demand business field
    • Someone who wants to fast-track to a new and exciting career in business
    • Someone interested in learning hands-on skills through Business Administration and Human Resources courses
  • This Executive Business Administration diploma is our flagship business program, where you acquire business skills and knowledge for today’s dynamic global economy. Graduates find a broad base of employment, based on their previous experience and education. The majority of our students are adults looking to obtain skills to start, advance, or make a transition in their careers. Success in today’s business world depends on having capable, well-rounded employees who can multi-task to meet a variety of challenges. The Willis College Executive Business Administration diploma program provides students with some of the best business/human resource management and accounting training in Ottawa.

    Lion’s Den Projects – Entrepreneurial spirit at its best

    During your Business Management semester, you team up with other students and present your business venture to a panel of judges from the community (similar to the Dragons’ Den TV show). To view a den, click here Lion’s Den. To learn more about how the Lion’s Den helps students, click here.

    Is this Business Program right for you?

    This Business Administration course is an excellent fit for:
    • Someone who works well in a team atmosphere, is detail-oriented, excels at problem-solving, and is passionate about leadership
    • A mature student with previous job experience, looking to enhance and develop new or existing skills relevant to today’s job market
    • A recent graduate who wants to specialize in an emerging and in-demand business field
    • Someone who wants to fast-track to a new and exciting career in business
    • Someone looking for hands-on accounting/business & human resource management training
  • The Willis College Human Resources with Payroll diploma program gives you the skills you need to get a job fast. Companies are always looking for competent Human Resources Assistants with bookkeeping and payroll expertise. Success in today’s business world depends on having capable, well-rounded employees who can multi-task to meet a variety of challenges. Acquire two of the most sought after career skills and set yourself apart with a skills-oriented business diploma through our 47-week Human Resources and Payroll program.

    Is this Human Resources with Payroll Program Right for you?

    Our Human Resources and Payroll program is an excellent fit for:
    • Someone who works well in a team atmosphere excels at problem-solving and is passionate about communications
    • A mature student with previous job experience looking to enhance and develop new or existing skills relevant to today’s job market
    • A recent graduate who wants to specialize in an emerging and in-demand business field
    • Someone who wants to fast-track to a new and exciting career in business
    • Someone looking for a hands-on, skills-oriented Human Resources
    • Someone looking for a hands-on, skills-oriented Payroll course
  • Willis College’s 52-week Medical Office Administrator with Ward Clerk Specialist – Co-op diploma program provides you with a broad foundation of the professional medical environment. This foundation helps students develop proficiencies appropriate for a wide range of healthcare careers, including hospital administration and medical office administration. With hands-on hospital administration, medical administration, medical office assistant, and medical billing courses in Ottawa and Arnprior, this Medical Office Assistant program is perfect if you want to fast-track yourself to a job in healthcare.

    Medical and Hospital Administration Skills Training

    Willis College is one of the only institutions where you will earn a Ward Clerk Specialist in the Medical Office Administrator diploma, which is needed to work in a hospital administration environment. The program has a strong focus on Healthcare Terminology, Medical Office Procedures, and Software, Health Office Billing & Transcription, Accounting Fundamentals, Records Management, as well as Microsoft Office applications used in today’s offices. Get hands-on skills in hospital administration, medical administration, and medical billing fast with Willis College’s Medical Office Administrator with Ward Clerk Specialist program.

    Is this Medical Office Administration Program Right for you?

    This program is an excellent fit for:

    • Someone who is caring, works well in a team atmosphere, and is passionate about helping others
    • A mature student who has previous job experience, and is looking to enhance and develop new or existing skills that are relevant in today’s job market
    • A recent graduate who wants to specialize in an emerging and in-demand health field
    • Someone who wants to fast-track to a new and exciting career in healthcare
    • Anyone interested in practical training through hospital administration, medical administration, medical office assistant, and medical billing courses
  • Become a respected Human Resources (HR) professional in 30 short weeks. If you are good at communicating and problem-solving, then the Office Administration and Human Resources training you get with Willis College’s Office Administrator — Human Resources Specialist Diploma could be right for you. A career in HR is exciting and in-demand at many companies and in every industry. This program offers some of the best and most practical office administration and human resources courses in Ottawa and Arnprior.

    A great introduction to Office Administration and Human Resources

    The Office Administrator – HR Specialist diploma program covers many topics, such as:
    • Microsoft Office Applications
    • Financial Accounting and Payroll
    • Business Communications
    • Human Resources
    • Business Law
    • Economics
    • Human Resources Management
    Are you ready to learn excellent skills through fun and interactive Office Administration and Human Resources courses? Then the Office Administrator – HR Specialist is the perfect program for you.

    Is the Office Administration program right for you?

    This program is an excellent fit for:
    • Someone who works well in a team atmosphere excels at problem-solving and is passionate about communications
    • A mature student who has previous job experience looking to enhance and develop new or existing skills that are relevant in today’s job market
    • A recent graduate who wants to specialize in an emerging and in-demand business field
    • Someone seeking hands-on office administration and human resources training
    • Someone who wants to fast-track to a new and exciting career in business
  • Do you enjoy communicating and coordinating business promotions for new and exciting products? Do you want to combine marketing skills with business administration courses and hands-on office administration training from a top business college in Arnprior and Ottawa? If so, then the 30-week Office Administrator – Marketing Specialist diploma program could prepare you for a promising career in marketing. This accelerated, hands-on program gives you marketing, business, and office administration training through small and personal classes.

    Get Business Administration jobs fast

    Fast track your way to a diploma in as little as 30 weeks learning essential business skills. The world of marketing is ever-changing and always needed, especially in today’s business world. The Office Administrator – Marketing Specialist diploma program offers you the most current marketing strategies while also teaching vital business skills with practical Business Administration courses along the way.

    Is this Office Administrator and Marketing Program right for you?

    This program is an excellent fit for:
    • Someone who works well in a team atmosphere excels at problem-solving and is passionate about promoting new and exciting products
    • A mature student who has previous job experience looking to enhance and develop new or existing skills that are relevant in today’s job market
    • A recent graduate who wants to specialize in an emerging and in-demand business field
    • Someone who wants to fast-track to a new and exciting career in business
    • Someone interested in fun, effective marketing, and office administration training.
    Are you ready to get hands-on Marketing and Business Administration training? Let Willis College guide you towards an in-demand career path where you can advance quickly.

Healthcare, Wellness, Pharma Programs

  • Stand Out from the Crowd

    You will stand out from all the other Personal Support Worker (PSW) graduates with seven additional industry certifications and certificates in your program that employers demand in the workplace.

    Get Hired

    Be more attractive in the job market when you can save employers hundreds of dollars! The Personal Support Worker program offers a fast-track, hands-on skills training program with 2-3 practicums guaranteed, which can often lead to employment in Ottawa and Arnprior. You can become a qualified Personal Support Worker and enter the in-demand healthcare field in only 32 weeks. The Personal Support Worker program includes:
    • Willis College Personal Support Worker Certificate
    • National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) PSW Certificate Pin
    • 7 Additional Industry Certifications & Certificates which employers demand including CPR/First Aid, WHMIS, NVCI (Non-Violent Crisis Intervention), Fire Safety, Fall Prevention, Gentle Persuasive Approach, and Food Handlers
    • National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) approved curriculum
    • Classrooms and labs that simulate real-world healthcare settings, including hospital beds, wheelchairs, lifts, and other required equipment
    • Co-op: 10 weeks of 2-3 Clinical work placements in community & long-term care facilities
    • Personal assistance for job placement

    Is the Personal Support Worker Program right for you?

    This program is an excellent fit for:
    • Someone who is caring and works well in a team atmosphere and is passionate about helping others
    • A mature student who has previous job experience, looking to enhance and develop new or existing skills that are relevant in today’s job market
    • A recent graduate who wants to specialize in an emerging and in-demand health field
    • Someone who wants to fast-track to a new and exciting career in healthcare
    • Someone interested in fast-tracked, hands-on PSW courses.
    • The Co-op Advantage: 8 weeks
    • On the job experience before even you graduate
    • Great networking opportunities for potential hiring after graduation
    • Practical Personal Support Worker skills training and development
    • Work with real clients
    • Possible job references to add to your resume
    • Smooth transition into the job market
    • Willis College will find you a co-op* in this program
    • Many co-op placements lead to employment – some graduates get two job offers during their co-op terms
  • The practice of pharmacy has evolved beyond the traditional dispensing functions, creating the need for knowledgeable, technically skilled and competent supportive personnel. This program is designed to train Pharmacy Assistants to assist Registered Pharmacists or Pharmacy Technicians in community and hospital settings in their respective drug distribution systems. In addition to practical training using a commercial computer system, skills in communication and interpersonal relations will be developed.

    Is the Pharmacy Assistant program right for you?

     
    • Someone who likes variety in their work each day
    • Someone who wants a quick start to their professional life
    • Someone who enjoys a sense of responsibility
    • Someone who is detail-oriented and focused
    • Someone who is interested in both science and public health

Human & Social Services, CSW Programs

  • Are you a caring, compassionate person who wants to help others? Community Service Workers administer and implement a variety of social assistance programs and community services and assist clients in dealing with personal and social problems. Graduates work in social service and government agencies, mental health agencies, group homes, shelters, substance abuse centres, school boards, correctional facilities, and other establishments.

    If so, then our 52-week Addictions and Community Services Worker with co-op diploma program might be right for you. Not only do we teach community services worker skills, but we have also added addictions training, to better prepare you in your new career.

    Get Industry Certified

    You will obtain certifications in:

    • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI)
    • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
    • First Aid/CPR with Red Cross
    • 3 Additional Industry Certifications & Certificates which employers demand

     

    Is this Addictions Community Services Worker Program Right for you?

    This Addictions Community Services Worker program is an excellent fit for:

    • Someone who is caring works well in a team atmosphere, and is passionate about helping others
    • A mature student who has previous job experience looking to enhance and develop new or existing skills that are relevant in today’s job market
    • A recent graduate who wants to specialize in an emerging and in-demand health field
    • Someone who wants to fast-track to a new and exciting career in healthcare
    • Someone seeking fast, hands-on skills training in addictions community services worker courses

Technology, Networking Programs

  • The 70-week Willis College Cybersecurity Analyst Program (CSA Program) prepares students for a career in many areas of Cybersecurity. These careers include Cybersecurity Operator, Cybersecurity Analyst, Penetration Tester, Security Administrator, and other related Analyst, Tester, and Specialist roles. Students will become skilled in the configuration of:
    • security devices
    • computers
    • routers
    • switches
    • operating systems
    • email
    • databases
    • applications
    • script development
    • secure coding practices
      Additionally, students will be able to analyze, identify, and document security vulnerabilities – and provide strategies for mitigating those vulnerabilities. All instructional material in this program is based upon industry-standard certification requirements from well-known experts in the field, such as CompTIA, Cisco, Microsoft, The Linux Professional Institute, and industry experts Sophos, Fortinet, Checkpoint, and Sonicwall. In this program, students will learn to:
    • Securely deploy computers, operating systems, networking hardware, and applications.
    • Securely deploy Windows servers, domains, roles, and services.
    • Securely deploy Linux based servers and services.
    • Securely deploy vital services such as DHCP, DNS, Access Policy, and Authentication.
    • Securely deploy crucial Microsoft business infrastructures such as Exchange and SQL Server.
    • Test for and identify system-wide vulnerabilities and provide documented evidence and suggestions for mitigating those vulnerabilities.
    • Deploy network security devices and apply industry best practices to strengthen security and mitigate vulnerabilities.
    • Think like a Hacker – and know a Hacker’s tools and methods of exploitation so countermeasures can be taken to secure against them.
  • The Network Security Professional (NSP) diploma is one of the most effective ways to start your career on an IT path. Willis College teaches globally recognized certifications where the exams cover the foundational knowledge to start an IT career. You can acquire skills that are applicable and transferable to a variety of technical environments that open doors to start a lucrative IT Security Professional career. This program takes you from learning to be a computer technician to desktop support to a network administrator to network cybersecurity IT professionals with leading companies like Sophos, Fortinet, and CheckPoint. The Network Security Professional program was developed side by side with two world-leading Network Security Fortune 500 corporations, who have hired over 75 graduates in Ottawa within the last four years with outstanding compensation packages. They have equipped your (our) lab with over $750K of hardware equipment, provided the official curriculum, and professionally trained our instructors for your benefit. Cybersecurity threats are escalating at an alarming rate. Thousands of state and economic sponsored campaigns threaten millions of Canadians daily. The Cybersecurity skills shortages have reached a critical point, and it’s time to take action. Canada will need 216,000 positions filled by 2021. A new joint effort in collaboration with government, industry, and academia is here.
  • Willis College’s 70-week Software Developer – Mobile Applications Program teaches you the skills required to become a software developer and join this lucrative market. These skills apply to mobile software development and traditional desktop/server software development. While multi-year programs compartmentalize subjects and go into great depths, this program trims content to progressively focus on the essential principles and tools for an entry-level software developer position. These principles are taught through practical examples, repeated in various scenarios, and used to give students a comparative view from which they learn insight and intuition – critical for the never-ending learning in software development. You can become a Mobile Software Developer and start your dream career in a booming industry in just 70 weeks! Our hands-on program includes an exciting Co-Op, so you’ll graduate with the most up-to-date industry knowledge and relevant work experience. Throughout your Software Developer – Mobile Applications Program, you’ll learn how to:
    • Create, debug, troubleshoot, and maintain code and software systems
    • Use software development tools like Android Studio
    • Use principles of Object-Oriented Design
    • Develop solutions for mobile apps
    • Manage projects
    • And more!
    At Willis College, we care about our students, and we have 150+ years of experience training them for their careers! We’re happy to provide our students with the following benefits of studying with us:
    • Connections with leading employers, including Fortune 500 companies
    • Build a portfolio of your work throughout the program
    • A laptop for your usage during the program with 24/7 access to the labs and software
    • Certified and industry-experienced instructors
    • Career and job preparation seminars
    • Financial aid options may be available if you qualify
    • And More!

Ottawa Campus

Our Ottawa campus is home to our Addictions & Community Support Worker, Cyber Security Analyst, Executive Business Administration, Medical Office Administrator with Ward Clerk Specialty programs, and more. Located in the lower level of St. Laurent Shopping Centre, you have easy access to free parking, public transportation, restaurants, and shopping. Career Services on-site to support is provided to help you on your career journey, including the Veteran Friendly Transition program.


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