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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

  • Overview

    Start your wellness career within one year. With a condensed format of 42 weeks, the Esthetician Ontario College Diploma program prepares you to enter the high-demand wellness industry in less than one year. Learn and apply the latest esthetics trends to promote health and well-being in this growing, dynamic industry. By combining theory and hands-on learning, the Esthetician program teaches you essential skills in skin care, nail care, hair removal, makeup application and body treatments. An emphasis is also placed on developing customer relations skills to help build a strong and loyal customer base. Gain on-the-job experience applying your skills on real clients at the Salon, Spa and Boutique, Algonquin College`s on-campus, student-run spa facility. During this time, you gain experience and knowledge, and become comfortable providing professional esthetic services to clients. The skills you gain at Algonquin open the doors to a variety of wellness careers at:
    • day or resort spas
    • wellness centres
    • beauty institutes
    • health clubs
    • cruise ships
    • cosmetic firms
    Specific positions include:
    • esthetician
    • cosmetician/makeup artist
    • nail technician
    • beauty consultant
    • product representative for manufacturers
    • distributor and retailer of esthetic products
    You may also choose to pursue self-employment opportunities or small business ownership after completing the program.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Enjoy interacting with people and providing superior service to clients.
    • Have strong communication (oral and written) skills.
    • Are organized and energetic.
    • Are interested in beauty trends.
  • Overview

    Get career-ready cutting-edge skills in our Salon, Spa and Boutique. By combining hands-on training and theory, the two-year Hairstyling Ontario College Diploma program prepares you for a career as a licensed professional hairstylist in a fast-paced and exciting industry. As a student, you learn techniques such as:
    • cutting
    • styling
    • permanent waving
    • chemical hair relaxing
    • colouring
    • lightening
    • hair additions
      You also gain skills in salon operations using industry-standard software. By working in the Salon, Spa and Boutique, you have the chance to put your skills into practice on real clients. Demonstrate your knowledge by developing individualized styling options, prescribing products and practicing safe and hygienic practices. Upon completion of the program, you are granted 1,500 hours towards the 3,500 total hours required to complete your apprenticeship. After completion of these requirements, you write an exam to earn your Red Seal license so you can work as a certified hairstylist. You may find employment as a:
    • hair stylist
    • colour technician
    • salon manager in salons, day or resort spas, health clubs, cruise ships, or beauty institutes
    • sales representative for a manufacturer or distributor
      You may also choose to pursue self-employment opportunities.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Enjoy interacting with people and providing superior service to clients.
    • Have strong communication (oral and written) skills.
    • Are organized, creative and energetic.
    • Are able to work long hours and stand for extended periods of time.
    • Are able to lift five pounds at shoulder height for an extended time frame.
    • Are comfortable working in awkward postures or performing repetitive tasks.

Business, Accounting, Marketing Programs

  • Overview

    A career in accounting provides the flexibility to work in a number of industries. The one-year Accounting and Financial Practice Ontario College Graduate Certificate provides you with the required knowledge and skills essential to begin and advance in the field of accounting. With a wide range of accounting and financial responsibilities present in the financial sector, there is a continuous demand for junior and intermediate accounting personnel. In this program, you focus on accounting practices that incorporate technology used in a variety of business environments. With the use of financial accounting software and spreadsheet applications, you gather and analyze financial information and prepare financial reports. Through financial scenarios and practical exercises, you develop in-depth knowledge of financial accounting, managerial accounting, taxation, audit and finance, and acquire the skills, terminology, concepts and tools required in the field of accounting. The program concludes with a capstone business case that gives you the opportunity to consolidate the knowledge and skills applied and practiced throughout the program. Graduates of this program are well prepared for careers in the field of financial accounting, managerial accounting, taxation, and audit employment in government, public practice and not-for-profit organizations.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Are comfortable working with computer technology.
    • Possess good communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Are detail oriented.
    • Possess strong planning and organizational skills.
    • Enjoy problem solving with numbers.
    • Have strong analytical and critical-thinking skills.
    • Have a high standard of ethics.
  • Overview

    This College Certificate program provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to embark on or further develop a career in bookkeeping/accounting. Through applied exercises and assignments using accounting and office productivity software, students develop a foundation in financial accounting, management accounting, taxation and compliance filings, accounting software and spreadsheet applications. To qualify for this certificate, you must complete the program within six years.

    Success Factors

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Are adaptable and enjoy problem solving.
    • Communicate effectively with people in a variety of capacities.
    • Work well under pressure and are deadline driven.
    • Perform well working both independently and collaboratively.
    • Possess a keen eye for detail.
    • Have strong organizational skills.
    • Are comfortable using technology.
  • Overview

    Turn your creativity into your career. The three-year Advertising and Marketing Communications Management Ontario College Advanced Diploma program prepares you to take your career into many industries. By combining business theory and creative messaging, this industry-respected program enables you to develop skills in idea conceptualizing, copywriting, layout and production design. You also develop integrated marketing communications strategies through researching what drives target audiences and planning how to reach them effectively. Experienced, industry-connected faculty prepare you to plan, create and implement marketing communications. Key class projects work on real advertising and marketing communications issues with local companies as clients. As well, alumni and industry leaders act as guest speakers in every semester. Put classroom theory to work through hands-on creation in one of the second-year student-run business unit teams:
    • the award-winning Algonquin Times and Glue Magazine - where teams work on websites, print editions, social media channels, events and apps
    • DIGG - the student-run ad agency where every client has a unique problem to be solved
    • SLiDE - the in-house marketing department for Algonquin`s DARE District that works with Ottawa entrepreneurs.
    The program encourages you to expand your learning and network through optional class trips in second and third year. As a second-year student, you have the unique opportunity to visit and tour select advertising and marketing agencies and visit program alumni in Toronto. As a third-year student, you have the opportunity to visit New York and attend one of the largest industry conferences in the world, Advertising Week. At the end of the program, take your real-world experience a step further with a six-week job placement within the area of advertising and marketing communications. Upon graduating, be ready to start your career in this field. There are many job opportunities for graduates of this program. You may find employment with an advertising or creative agencies and any organization that has a marketing, communications, media or promotions department. This includes:
    • retail
    • professional services firms
    • technology companies
    • associations
    • governments
    You might even launch your own marketing and communications company.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Are creative and show initiative.
    • Are disciplined in their studies.
    • Have strong interpersonal skills.
    • Have above average written and oral communication ability.
    • Enjoy problem solving in a team environment.
  • Overview

    Interested in learning about basic management concepts and principles? If so, this College Certificate program provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to oversee personnel administration. The curriculum includes core courses on human resources, industrial relations, and training and development. To qualify for this certificate, you must complete the program within three years.

    Success Factors

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Are adaptable and enjoy problem solving.
    • Communicate effectively with people in a variety of capacities.
    • Work well under pressure.
    • Perform working both independently and collaboratively.
    • Have strong organizational skills.
  • Overview

    A degree emphasizing process improvements - A career enriching business solutions. With a focus on business and technology, the Bachelor of Commerce (e-Supply Chain Management) Honours degree program provides you with skills and knowledge for a rewarding career involving supply chain management. Businesses are looking for skilled leaders who demonstrate the ability to create and execute plans to improve processes in all industry sectors. This program recognizes the importance of the relationship between the supply chain and technology. Take courses developed to build a foundation of skills rooted in business, technology, communication and analytical thinking. Learn the fundamental skills required to use SAP software that the supply chain management industry relies on. In the final term, work with an external business advisor to manage a project and create a report analyzing an issue in the industry. Complete three paid cooperative (co-op) work terms. This allows you to work while applying your knowledge and skills and building industry connections. Upon graduation, you are awarded an Honours Degree and can pursue a number of careers involving the supply chain. You may find employment in:
    • procurement
    • contract management
    • supplier relationship management
    • forecasting
    • customer relationship management
    • distribution systems

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Are planners and enjoy putting their plans into action.
    • Possess strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Show an interest in using computers and various technology applications.
    • Are team-oriented and like to work with others.
  • Overview

    Launch into the field of accounting and open up career opportunities. The Bookkeeping and Accounting Practices Ontario College Certificate program gives you the knowledge and skills to work effectively in a variety of accounting and bookkeeping roles. This one-year program balances theory and practical training, to ensure that you are ready for your career. Faculty members include experts dedicated to ensuring that you gain a solid foundation of skills. Explore the full accounting cycle, including:
    • identifying and recording business transactions
    • preparing financial statements
    • developing essential bookkeeping skills by practicing working with data such as purchases, payments, sales, collections and payroll
    • effectively identifying and applying business processes by maintaining paper and computerized financial records
      Develop communication and math skills as well as an understanding of business practices. Work with popular accounting software and spreadsheet tools to ensure that your technical skills are up-to-date. With an Ontario College Certificate from Algonquin College, you may find employment in entry-level roles such as:
    • payroll clerk
    • accounts payable clerk
    • accounts receivable clerk
    • billing clerk
    • debt collections
    • accounting clerk
    • bookkeeper
    • accounting assistant
    You may also earn credits that can be used in our Business - Accounting Diploma program, if you choose to pursue further studies.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Are adaptable and enjoy problem solving.
    • Communicate effectively with people in a variety of capacities.
    • Work well under pressure and are deadline driven.
    • Perform well working both independently and collaboratively.
    • Possess a keen eye for detail.
    • Have a high standard of ethics.
    • Have strong organizational skills.
    • Are comfortable using technology and software.
  • Overview

    This College Certificate program is the first in a series of programs that introduce students to the skills and knowledge required to embark on a career in bookkeeping. Through applied exercises and assignments using accounting and office productivity software, students develop a foundation in accounting principles and bookkeeping practices. To qualify for this certificate, you must complete the program within four years.

    Success Factors

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Are adaptable and enjoy problem solving.
    • Communicate effectively with people in a variety of capacities.
    • Work well under pressure and are deadline driven.
    • Perform well working both independently and collaboratively.
    • Possess a keen eye for detail.
    • Have strong organizational skills.
    • Are comfortable using technology.
  • Overview

    Boost your own career value while exploring the dynamics of building brand performance. The one-year Brand Management Ontario College Graduate Certificate program allows you to explore the many facets of brand strategy and management. Leading industry experts share their insights to teach you about the tools and strategies to be more business and brand savvy. Learn to navigate the global, digital and socially-conscious marketplace so that you can build and maintain a company`s most valuable asset - brand equity. Analyze and plan how a brand will be perceived in the marketplace. Identify the right combination of brand attributes to reflect and deliver on the experience that the consumer has come to expect from the brand. Learn how to use and measure social media brand channels while building brand equity through the management of strategic promotional campaigns. Measure the success of a campaign using brand metrics and tracking tools. The program has a strong focus on leadership and strategic thinking skills. It considers how to manage a brand in this world`s emerging economies and how to build a socially responsible brand. It also uses a variety of learning opportunities to expand your knowledge, including case studies, classroom and online study, group work and practical industry-related experience. Employment opportunities in brand management continue to grow both nationally and internationally. Graduates may find employment in the private, public and non-profit sectors in the industry. Specific areas include:
    • advertising
    • retail
    • services
    • information technology
    • telecommunications
    • manufacturing
    You may find positions such as:
    • assistant brand manager
    • brand manager
    • brand strategist
    • brand marketing manager
    • key account manager

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well suited for students who:
    • Enjoy working in a multi-disciplinary team.
    • Are creative, innovative and solution-oriented.
    • Possess strong interpersonal skills and are adaptable.
    • Are adept at strategic thinking, leadership and decision making.
    • Thrive in a fast-paced, competitive and dynamic environment.
    • Are highly disciplined and proficient time-managers.
    • Work well under pressure.
  • Overview

    Develop valuable business skills - Get the big picture and learn to think like a leader. The two-year Business Ontario College Diploma program, delivered in a compressed format over 42 weeks, provides you with a well-rounded education in multiple areas of business - from finance, accounting and marketing to operations management and human resources. Using a combination of theoretical and hands-on learning, you develop essential business skills, such as:
    • persuasive presentation and communication skills
    • standards of excellent customer service
    • advanced business computer applications
    • problem solving
    Complete projects that reflect real business responsibilities, including participating in a mock trade show and completing a professional business plan. Students also have the option to gain real-world experience through a paid co-operative education (co-op) work term (see Additional Information for more details). Please note that places in the co-op version of the program are subject to availability. Students who elect to apply to the non co-op version of the program may not have the opportunity to transfer to the co-op version at a later date. Qualified students with a minimum GPA of 2.7 have the opportunity to pursue a co-operative education (co-op) work term offered at the end of the second term. This flexible diploma gives you many options after graduation. Graduates may find work in a broad range of employment settings in all sectors of business and industry, both domestic and international, including:
    • manufacturers
    • financial institutions and insurance
    • government offices
    • retailers
    • manufcaturers and non-profits
    • medical facilities
    Graduates may be employed as:
    • entrepreneurs
    • marketing assistants
    • accounting support personnel
    • management trainees
    • sales managers
    You may also choose to specialize your education after graduating, taking advantage of several articulation agreements that allow you to progress to advanced diplomas and degrees.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Are well organized and can work effectively under tight time constraints.
    • Want to start a small business or use their entrepreneurial spirit to manage an existing business.
    • Are team-oriented and enjoy working with others.
    • Like using computer and technology applications and enjoy working in an office environment.
  • Overview

    Get the essential skills to thrive with a career in Accounting. The Business - Accounting Ontario College Diploma program balances accounting theory with hands-on experience. This two-year program equips you with the essential skills to thrive in various entry-level accounting positions. Learn how to complete accounting tasks, from preparing income tax returns and financial statements to analyzing the operations of organizations. Expand your knowledge of various business concepts including economics and finance. Explore accounting concepts while sharpening your communication, math and technological skills. Courses are computer-based, to ensure that you are confident in your computer literacy. Current accounting software is integrated into the curriculum, providing you with up-to-date technical skills. In the program`s final semester, you have the opportunity to apply for a field placement to practice your skills in a real work setting. This program prepares you for entry-level positions in:
    • financial accounting
    • managerial accounting
    • payables and receivables
    • taxation
    Graduates typically find employment in roles such as:
    • accounts payable clerk
    • accounts receivable clerk
    • bookkeeper
    • payroll assistant

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Enjoy problem solving and critical-thinking activities.
    • Are inquisitive and have an analytical nature.
    • Can work well independently and in a group.
    • Are detailed-oriented, organized and adaptable.
    • Are comfortable using a variety of computer applications.
    • Possess a high standard of ethics.
  • Overview

    Thrive with a challenging and rewarding career as an entrepreneur. The two-year Business - Management and Entrepreneurship Ontario College Diploma program provides you with the knowledge and skills for a successful career in management or ownership of a small or medium-sized enterprise. This program has a strong focus on business trends, developing an entrepreneurial mindset, and innovation in a digital economy. It encourages your creativity, strategic thinking and originality, as you cultivate the skills to start up and run a small business. Explore your talents and creativity through hands-on projects that can be customized to your interests. Learn about business concepts and how to:
    • come up with a good business idea
    • create a business model
    • validate your business through market research
    • manage people and resources
    • understand financial information
    • gain customer attention and sell
    Create a start-up idea that you develop and enhance throughout the program. Complete multiple team-based projects, including the creation and presentation of a comprehensive business plan. Our campus is the ideal place for an entrepreneur. Faculty consists of entrepreneurs and business owners who continue to keep up with trends in their areas of specialization. You have access to the Discovery, Applied Research and Entrepreneurship (DARE) district, our entrepreneurship and innovation centre, and several other business supports and competitions. Activities such as the AC Market, B-ME Grill and Wolves Den provide you with opportunities for hands-on, experiential learning. Upon graduation, you are ready for a variety of career paths. You may start a business, manage an existing business, continue your education or find a career in:
    • ecommerce
    • digital marketing
    • visual merchandising
    • store planning
    • professional sales
    • sales promotion
    • marketing
    • social media
    • marketing research
    • purchasing
    • retail
    • customer service and management

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Control their destiny and start a small-to medium-sized business.
    • Use their entrepreneurial spirit to manage an existing business.
    • Learn in an environment that encourages the generation of new ideas.
    • Strive to become strategic thinkers and find better ways of doing things.
    • Get the job done by being proactive.
    • Are interested in being a part of a like-minded group of students and faculty that helps them achieve their goals.
  • Overview

    Nurture your creative skillset to boost your career in marketing. The two-year Business - Marketing Ontario College Diploma program provides learners with a strong theoretical marketing foundation and the opportunity to apply it through hands-on industry projects, assignments and simulation tools. You develop the knowledge and applied skills to succeed in a wide range of marketing and business roles. Additionally, you use computing technology in a collaborative learning environment to learn, develop and apply the technical skills that employers desire. Learn about how marketing affects the operations of a business - from product conception to launch and delivery. Explore concepts such as:
    • marketing to the consumer and business marketplace
    • product and pricing strategies
    • marketing planning and decision-making
    • global marketing
    • marketing communications and promotions
    • marketing research
    • professional selling
    • sales management
    • digital marketing and distribution
    Complete hands-on assignments that involve case studies, simulation platforms, research assessments and role-playing. You also have the opportunity to work with industry clients in the program, including developing a full marketing plan for a local client. Students also have the option to gain real-world experience through a paid co-operative education (co-op) work term (see Additional Information for more details). Please note that places in the co-op version of the program are subject to availability. Students who elect to apply to the non co-op version of the program may not have the opportunity to transfer to the co-op version at a later date. After you graduate, you can pursue employment in a wide range of marketing opportunities, including:
    • sales (both business-to-business and retail)
    • sales promotion
    • advertising
    • web and digital marketing
    • social media
    • marketing research and planning
    • purchasing
    • customer service
    • product/brand management
    The program also provides a great foundation for additional Algonquin College post-secondary accreditation opportunities through graduate credit transfer agreements, including:
    • Business Administration or Advertising and Marketing Communications Management Ontario Advanced Diploma
    • Business - Management & Entrepreneurship Ontario College Diploma
    • Three-year Bachelor of Commerce and four-year Bachelor of Business Administration Degree opportunities through joint Algonquin College and Nipissing University agreement
    • Other degree programs through various University Degree program articulation agreements

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Are excited by the prospect of taking a hands-on approach to learning and interacting with industry clients and business leaders.
    • Are seeking a career path that offers a range of employment opportunities and places them at the center of an organization`s decision-making processes and creative execution.
    • Enjoy interacting with others in a group setting.
    • Are interested in examining business situations and creating customized solutions.
  • Overview

    This fully online Ontario College Diploma completion program is an innovative and provincially-collaborative initiative providing tradespersons who possess their Certificate of Qualification within their trade with the opportunity to develop business-related skills necessary to plan and manage a business. Small businesses continue to show growth in today's economy providing tradespeople possessing a combination of trade and business knowledge opportunities in this expanding area. The personal development in these areas is achieved through the cultivation of business competencies in preparation for roles in the areas of leadership, entrepreneurship and management. This innovative program recognizes the prior learning and practical experience of qualified tradespersons and reflects core business curriculum informing trades business management including the basics of finance, marketing, operations and human resources as well as legal, ethical and planning considerations. Laddering opportunities exist for those possessing College Certificates in Trades Management, Trades Leadership or Trades Entrepreneurship. This is a Provincial collaboration between Ontario Community Colleges. Graduates of this program may find employment opportunities in numerous areas. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy, locally and internationally. Graduates are well positioned to start their own trades-related business, to manage a small to medium-sized trades-related business, or use their newly developed skills and knowledge to improve their existing business. Employment may also exist in both the private and public sectors where strong leadership, management and entrepreneurship skills and the ability to adapt to change are highly desired. Those currently involved in a family-related business would be well positioned to lead or manage such enterprises. To qualify for this diploma, you must complete the program within six years.

    Success Factors

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Possess good communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Have an entrepreneurial spirit and are comfortable with risk.
    • Are hardworking and motivated.
    • Are confident in an online learning environment.
    1. Identify and discuss the impact of global issues on an organization's business opportunities by using an environmental scan.
    2. Apply principles of corporate sustainability, corporate social responsibility and ethics to support an organization's business initiatives.
    3. Use current concepts/systems and technologies to support an organization's business initiatives.
    4. Apply basic research skills to support business decision making.
    5. Support the planning, implementation and monitoring of projects.
    6. Perform work in compliance with relevant statutes, regulations and business practices.
    7. Explain the role of the human resource function and its impact on an organization.
    8. Use accounting and financial principles to support the operations of an organization.
    9. Describe and apply marketing and sales concepts used to support the operations of an organization.
    10. Outline principles of supply chain management and operations management.
    11. Outline and assess the components of a business plan.
    12. Develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance work performance in the business field.
    13. Perform trade-related practices to industry standards.
    14. Respond to the evolving market needs by developing innovative or modified products, concepts, goods and services.
    15. Identify and apply discipline-specific practices that contribute to the local and global community through social responsibility, economic commitment and environmental stewardship.
  • Overview

    Build a challenging and rewarding career in business. The three-year Business Administration (Core) Ontario College Advanced Diploma program provides you with essential skills and knowledge for a career in business. This program is the perfect option if you are interested in pursuing a career in business, but are unsure which specialization best fits your interests. This program has been designed to allow you to explore a variety of business fields before ultimately deciding on a major. In the third semester, take one course from each major to help you understand the various career specializations. During this time, you have the opportunity to meet with upper-level students and program coordinators for guidance. Then you make a selection that is most aligned to your interests. Your final three semesters match the career or field you`re interested in pursuing. Choose to major in:
    • accounting,
    • finance,
    • general business,
    • human resources
    • international business,
    • marketing, or
    • supply chain and operations management.
    With all majors, you have the opportunity to network and learn directly from business professionals. Our active Program Advisory Committee ensures that the program continuously evolves to meet the ever-changing demands of today`s organizations. Upon completion of six semesters and with a minimum GPA of 2.9, you can apply to Nipissing University and, with as little as 12 months of additional study at the Ottawa campus, complete a Bachelor of Commerce degree.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Enjoy problem solving using analytical and critical-thinking methodologies.
    • Demonstrate organizational and leadership abilities.
    • Enjoy working in a dynamically driven environment.
  • Overview

    The three-year Business Administration (Core) Ontario College Advanced Diploma program provides you will essential skills and knowledge for a career in business. This program is the perfect option if you are interested in pursuing a career in business, but are unsure which specialization best fits your interests. This program has been designed to allow you to explore a variety of business fields in the first three semesters before ultimately deciding on a Major. Your final three semesters match the career or field you're interested in pursuing. You can choose to major in Accounting or Human Resources. Choosing the General Business major means that you can select courses from both majors to study. With all majors, you have the opportunity to network and learn about experiences from business professionals themselves. With their help, our active advisory committee continuously updates the program to meet the current demands of today's organizations. Upon completion of six semesters and with a minimum GPA of 2.9, you can apply to Nipissing University and, with as little as 12 months of additional study at the Woodroffe campus, complete a Bachelor of Commerce degree.

    Success Factors

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Enjoy problem solving using analytical and critical thinking methodologies.
    • Demonstrate organizational and leadership abilities.
    • Enjoy working in a dynamically driven environment.

    BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - ACCOUNTING STREAM

    The Accounting Major provides business students with a broad-based exposure to all aspects of business administration while focusing on the specialty area of accounting. Students learn financial and managerial accounting, taxation, auditing and strategic financial management, and use current accounting software to process and analyze accounting data. Graduates may find employment in many sectors of the accounting field, such as financial accounting, taxation, auditing, managerial accounting and financial management. Opportunities exist in a variety of work environments, including accoutning firms, small-and medium-sized businesses, service organizations, government departments and financial institutions.

    Success Factors

    This Major is well-suited for students who:
    • Have strong numeracy skills and can apply, interpret and communicate mathematical information.
    • Possess critical-thinking skills.
    • Enjoy solving (business) problems.
    • Are detail-oriented, organized and committed to achieving excellence in their work.
    • Enjoy working in an office environment.

    BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - HUMAN RESOURCES STREAM

    The Human Resources Management (HRM) Major prepares students to pursue careers in the field of human resources management. The curriculum provides a solid foundation in the specializations of human resources management including: human resources planning; recruitment and selection; compensation and benefits design and administration; training and development; labour relations; occupational health and safety; employee and organizational research; employee relations; the procurement, implementation and maintenance of information systems; and the relevant human resources and organizational management legislation. Field Placement is only offered to full-time on-campus students.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This Major is well-suited for students who:
    • Enjoy working with people.
    • Have an interest in planning and executing business initiatives.
    • Are motivated to lead, advocate and champion for organizations and employees.
    • Possess good interpersonal skills.

    BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (GENERAL) STREAM

    The field of business in the 21st century involves professionals in dynamic interactions within local, national and global settings. This three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma General Business Major provides students with foundational knowledge and skills related to key principles and practices effective in a wide range of entry-level business positions. Focus on the business fundamentals in the first three levels shifts in the final three levels to professional areas tailored to student general interests and business strengths: Accounting and Human Resources. Graduates may seek employment in a broad range of employment settings, and may through articulation agreements between the College and universities, be granted credits towards relevant degrees.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This Major is well-suited for students who:
    • Have good organizational and leadership abilities.
    • Are inquisitive, well-organized and have an analytical nature.
    • Enjoy working in a dynamically driven environment.
    The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
    1. Communicate business-related information persuasively and accurately in oral, written, and graphic formats.
    2. Work in a manner consistent with law and professional standards, practices and protocols.
    3. Develop customer-service strategies to meet the needs of internal and external customers.
    4. Apply strategies to creatively organize, lead, and assume the risks of an organization.
    5. Apply knowledge of the human resources function to the management of an organization.
    6. Apply knowledge of the marketing function to the management of an organization.
    7. Apply accounting and financial knowledge to the management of an organization.
    8. Apply knowledge of operations management to the management of an organization.
    9. Apply computer skills and knowledge of information technology to support the management of an organization.
    10. Take into account the interrelationship among the functional areas of a business.
    11. Work effectively with co-workers, supervisors, and others.
    12. Apply research skills to gather, interpret, analyze, and evaluate data from primary and secondary sources.
    13. Apply creative problem-solving skills to address business problems and opportunities.
    14. Develop strategies for personal and professional development to manage job stress, enhance work performance, and maximize career opportunities.
    15. Apply time management and organizational skills to facilitate the completion of tasks and to meet deadlines in a business environment.
    16. Take into account the impact of the economic, social, political, and cultural variables which affect a business operation.
    17. Apply leadership and management knowledge and skills to assist in the planning, directing, and controlling of an organization.
    18. Plan, prepare, and deliver a variety of presentations.
    19. Develop a business plan in collaboration with others.
    20. Identify and apply discipline-specific practices that contribute to the local and global community through social responsibility, economic commitment and environmental stewardship.
  • Overview

    Targeted towards working professionals in all organizations including business, government and non-profit, graduates of this program broaden their existing knowledge and practice, expand career opportunities and learn to stay current in best practices in business analysis. Graduates may seek employment in a wide variety of business and information technology organizations, such as private/non-profit companies, banks, hospitals and government. To qualify for this certificate, students must complete the program within three years.

    Success Factors

    This program is well suited for students who:
    • Thrive in both team-based and self-directed work situations.
    • Enjoy working with, and are able to adjust to constantly changing technology (e.g., networks, Internet technologies).
    • Are motivated, focused and committed to attaining goals.
    • Are analytical, critical and strategic thinkers and enjoy evaluating solutions to complex problems.
    • Are able to express themselves professionally through the use of communication skills that include verbal, written, activity based and graphical forms.
    The graduate will have demonstrated the ability to:
    1. Identify and describe the key functions of business analysis within a range of business operations.
    2. Apply elicitation techniques in order to determine business, stakeholder and transition requirements and solutions.
    3. Analyze stakeholder needs by identifying and evaluating problems, and proposing solutions that favourably impact business operations.
    4. Participate in the planning, monitoring and validating of technical requirements and solutions.
    5. Prepare a variety of business analysis documents in appropriate business formats, including written reports, presentations and data flow diagrams.
    6. Use communication technologies and techniques to support collaboration with teams and stakeholder groups.
  • Overview

    Turn your business sense into a rewarding career in the private or public sector. The Business Ontario College Diploma program provides you with a well-rounded foundation in management, human resources, operations, accounting, finance, marketing, international business, and supply chain management. Gain theoretical and applied knowledge to complete projects that reflect real business responsibilities. Develop essential business skills in communication, information technology, teamwork, problem solving, task management, and customer service. You have the opportunity to collaborate with industry professionals to analyze and find solutions for real-world business issues. Your knowledge and skills come together as you create a professional business plan that mirrors what could be expected in industry. This diploma gives you many options after graduation. You might work in business and industry, both domestic and international, including:
    • manufacturing
    • retail
    • medical
    • facilities
    • financial sector
    • government
    • consulting
    As this program is general in nature, it is designed to offer a wide choice of career opportunities as well as the option to pursue additional business education. Graduates may choose to specialize in business areas such as human resources, accounting, finance, marketing or supply chain and operations management.

    Success Factors

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Are well-organized and can work effectively under tight time constraints.
    • Possess strong critical thinking and analytical skills.
    • Have strong communication (written, orgal, technology) and interpersonal abilities.
    • Want to work in or manage existing business.
    • Perform well working both independently and collaboratively.
    • Enjoy working in an office environment.
  • Overview

    Find your perfect fit in the world of business. With a strong focus on developing the skills needed for today`s business professional, this one-year Ontario College Certificate program prepares you to carry out a variety of business functions within an organization. You develop practical understanding of key principles and practices necessary to pursue future studies in the field of business or for an entry-level position in business. This program may also appeal to those who have existing careers or credentials who wish to enhance their fundamental business knowledge and skills. In this program, you combine theory and hands-on learning to gain practical business knowledge in the areas of:
    • business management
    • marketing
    • human resources management
    • document production
    • accounting/financial reporting
    • professional communications
    • business application software
      Participate in simulations dealing with realistic business problems and solutions. Gain practical skills through applied activities supported by opportunities to examine current industry issues and find solutions based on an integrated approach. Develop skills in the use of technology and foundational business practices with an emphasis on the practical demands of a job, including:
    • preparing professional documents
    • interacting with the workforce
    • meeting timelines
    • prioritizing activities
    • working under pressure
    • accepting responsibility, and
    • demonstrating initiative.
    Graduates may apply their newly developed skills and knowledge to improve their existing organization, gain an entry-level position in business, or pursue entrepreneurial opportunities. Graduates may find entry-level employment in a variety of business-related industries such as:
    • educational institutions
    • government ministries and agencies
    • health care facilities
    • large and small businesses and corporations
    • not-for-profit organizations
    • regional offices within government
    • retail
    • hospitality and service sector
    • insurance
    • financial institutions
      With advanced standing through shared core courses, graduates may choose to continue their business education in diplomas such as: Business-General, Accounting, Human Resources Management, Finance, Marketing or Management and Entrepreneurship.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Are well-organized and can work effectively under tight time constraints.
    • Are team-oriented and enjoy working with others.
    • Like using computer and technology applications.
    • Have strong organizational and leadership abilities.
    • Enjoy working in a dynamic environment.
    • Have a collaborative style and good communication skills.
    • Like to solve problems using analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Overview

    Learn the strategies and techniques to solidify and enhance your client relations skills and build positive, lasting relationships with clients. This College Certificate program prepares students to develop teams of staff dedicated to excellent service delivery, to identify, mitigate and avoid confrontational situations with internal and external clients, and to create and promote an effective corporate service culture. To qualify for this certificate, you must complete the program within three years.

    Success Factors

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Have sound oral and written communication skills.
    • Enjoy analyzing problems and proposing solutions.
    • Are effective working individually or in a team environment.
    • Sets goals and commits to their achievement.
    The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
    1. Use theories of personal working styles and communication processes to deliver effective customer service.
    2. Explain the differences between client satisfaction and loyalty.
    3. Describe and apply strategies to establish and maintain positive client relationships that lead to client loyalty.
    4. Identify the relationship between client service and corporate culture.
    5. Analyze client service situations and be able to recommend practices that mitigate and/or prevent escalations.
    6. Create and lead teams of staff focused on fostering a personal business connection with clients.
  • Overview

    If you are interested in learning how to prepare a commercial tender, this College Certificate program goes beyond the basic estimating principles. Students examine working plans and commercial tender documents, and explore the stages of the tender process from estimating, budgeting and bidding to the fundamentals of managing a construction project. To qualify for this certificate, you must complete the program within three years.

    Success Factors

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Are looking to advance their careers in the construction industry in estimating.
    • Have the ability to see the "big picture".
    • Like building teams that are working towards common goals.
    • Enjoy balancing competing demands.
    • Thrive on the challenge and stress of overseeing large projects.
    • Appreciate having tangible results from their work.
  • Overview

    Interpersonal conflict in the workplace can result in reduced team performance, decreased productivity, increased sick leave, and grievances and/or complaints. This College Certificate program provides opportunities for students to develop the skills necessary to address workplace issues that are rooted in conflict amongst teams and individuals. Through case studies, self-assessment, and group reflection, students develop interpersonal communication skills and competencies in the area of conflict management and appreciate how culture and diversity influence conflict situations. Targeted for working professionals in the area of human resources, management, supervision, and alternative dispute resolution, the program provides an excellent foundation for individuals who are looking to develop an aptitude and expertise in conflict management. To qualify for this certificate, you must complete the program within three years.

    Success Factors

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Possess good communication and interpersonal abilities.
    • Have a keen interest in people and organizations.
    • Thrive in team-based environments.
    • Enjoy critical thinking and creative problem solving.
    • Are interested in conflict resolution.
  • Overview

    Thrive in the financial services industry. This one-year Financial Services Ontario College Graduate Certificate program prepares you for a challenging and rewarding career in the customer sales and service areas of:
    • banking
    • insurance
    • financial planning
    • wealth management
    In this program, you build on your pre-existing business skills, financial knowledge and professional experience. You are introduced to financial products and services, and financial advising. You learn how to create and present financial plans. As well, you practice collecting and analyzing client information and providing financial advice based on that information. You also participate in experiential and simulated workplace learning. This gives you the opportunity to practice your skills and knowledge in a realistic financial services workplace context. Algonquin College partners with The Canadian Securities Institute (CSI) to offer the Financial Services Graduate Certificate program, which is an approved educational path to Personal Financial Planner® (PFP®) designation and prepares you to write the Applied Financial Planning Certification examination, which is necessary to obtain the PFP® designation. The PFP® is not awarded by Algonquin College. For more information on this credential, refer to The Canadian Securities Institute. You may find employment as a personal financial or investment advisor in a broad range of financial institutions. These might include:
    • banks
    • credit unions
    • financial planning offices
    • insurance companies
    • brokerage firms

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Possess customer-focused communication skills, both written and oral.
    • Thrive in a dynamic team-based work environment.
    • Possess an analytical and mathematical aptitude.
    • Are detail oriented and able to follow complex instructions.
    • Are outgoing and have strong interpersonal skills.
     
  • Overview

    Interested in professional fundraising and being involved in the areas of special events, direct mail and telemarketing, grant writing, campaign management and donor-centred planned giving? If so, this College Certificate program equips students with the practical skills necessary to enhance their employability to successfully pursue a career in fundraising in the non-profit sector. Graduate employment opportunities may include fundraising and consulting for non-profit organizations, social welfare agencies, hospitals and health charities, university and college foundations, international development agencies and community organizations. To qualify for this certificate, you must complete the program within three years.
  • Overview

    Pursue a career in today`s global marketplace. The one-year International Business Management Ontario College Graduate Certificate program prepares you for a rewarding career involving international business management. This program offers an in-depth understanding of versatile international management skills and knowledge. You help meet the need for trained professionals who can work with the increasing volume of cross-border traffic around the globe. This program`s courses are scheduled to accommodate professionals who have to balance work and school. Faculty consists of experts who are dedicated to preparing you for a high level of career success. Take a hands-on approach, learning to investigate, analyze and manage domestic and international business activities. As well, learn to identify international partners and develop global networks. Activities, projects and case studies simulate a work environment and help prepare you for a career in International Business upon graduation. Practice preparing documents, including international marketing, research and management plans. Develop strategies for overcoming language and cultural barriers and working with security requirements related to international logistics. This program prepares you for success immediately after graduation. We put a strong emphasis on connecting students with prospective employers. Upon graduation, you have met the academic requirements for application to the Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation granted by the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) One year of relevant work experience is also required to qualify for this designation. Graduates may find employment in a wide range of international fields, including:
    • government
    • banking
    • financial services
    • industry
    • logistics
    • supply chain management
    • marketing
    • sales
    • management consulting
    • entrepreneurship
    • administration

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Are interested in foreign cultures and globalization.
    • Are inquisitive and analytical.
    • Are planners and like putting plans into action.
    • Possess good communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills.
    • Possess strong organizational skills and work well under tight time constraints.
    • Are outgoing, energetic and motivated to lead.
  • Overview

    Accelerate your business career with a focus on the dynamic field of marketing. The one-year Marketing Management Ontario College Graduate Certificate prepares you to thrive in today`s marketing industry. Analyze consumer attitudes and behaviours in regards to products and services in our rapidly changing world. Through a creative, flexible and customer-focused approach, develop an understanding of both domestic and international marketing issues. Among other topics, you develop a critical understanding of the competitive and customer-oriented demands of a business, its product and service operations and its marketing processes and resources. Acquire creative, procedural and critical marketing expertise to generate, implement and evaluate marketing programs that satisfy customer requirements. Act as consultants and complete an industry project where you apply your knowledge and skills to a real-world situation by developing a marketing plan and strategy for a local organization. Using a variety of learning formats, the program is delivered over two terms. Graduates may obtain employment in a variety of for-profit and non-profit organizations.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Thrive in team-based environments.
    • Adapt well to organizational changes. Are motivated, focused and committed to attaining goals.
    • Display personality traits of integrity, creativity and strategic thinking.
  • Overview

    Build employable skills in the dynamic and evolving marketing research industry. In the one-year Marketing Research and Business Intelligence Ontario College Graduate Certificate program you are exposed to the current and emerging techniques in marketing research. This program can launch you into a fascinating data-driven career in the marketing research industry. You learn to investigate how and why people purchase products and services. The program provides you with the employable skills to conduct marketing and opinion research in the public, not-for-profit and private sectors. The curriculum emphasizes the marketing research process including:
    • research design
    • questionnaire construction
    • moderator`s guide construction
    • data collection
    • basic and intermediate statistical analysis and interpretation, and
    • report writing and presentation skills
    In addition, you become familiar with the scientific method of hypotheses testing and reaching conclusions to solve business problems. This program offers the opportunity to gain valuable and practical experience through real-world internships, beginning early in the program and continuing throughout, for a total of 448 hours. Graduates may have opprotunities to work in a wide variety of research settings across private, not-for-profit and public business sectors.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Possess strong English communication (written, verbal, technology) and interpersonal abilities.
    • Are well-organized and can work effectively under tight time constraints.
    • Possess critical-thinking skills.
    • Are inquisitive and have an analytical nature.
    • See themselves contributing as a team member in dynamic environments.
    • Like analyzing and solving problems.
    • Enjoy a hands-on approach to learning about the marketing research industry.
  • Overview

    The one - year Office Administration - General Ontario College Certificate program provides the knowledge and skills that prepare you for a rewarding office administration career. Develop both theoretical and applied skills during various simulated office situations . Practice conducting administrative procedures and producing industry-standard documents. Enhance your ability to use digital tools by conducting research and mastering Microsoft Office applications and other industry-standard software packages. Our experienced faculty are dedicated to preparing you with the skills you need to succeed in your career. Graduate with essential office skills, as well as critical skills for success, such as resourcefulness, responsibility, creative thinking and problem solving. After graduating, this flexible one-year program give you the option to pursue a specialized education by taking one Algonquin College's Office Administration diploma programs. Earn a diploma after completing one more year of studies in either the Executive, Health Services or Legal Studies specializations. Graduates may find employment opportunities in a variety of entry-level support staff or administration positions in both public and private sectors.

    Success Factors

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Enjoy working in an office environment.
    • Possess excellent communication skills (written, verbal, technological) and interpersonal skills.
    • Are detail-oriented, organized and committed to achieving excellence in their work.
    • Can be self-directed in a team environment.
    • Have the ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time.
    • Possess basic numeracy skills.
    The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
    1. Conduct oneself professionally and adhere to relevant legislation, standards and codes of ethics.
    2. Schedule and coordinate tasks, within specific deadlines and according to set priorities.
    3. Receive, process and distribute communications in the workplace to assist the flow of information.
    4. Operate and provide support related to the use of office equipment and technologies.
    5. Locate, file and retrieve documents and records* from a variety of electronic and paper sources to support daily office operations.
    6. Record basic financial information using established document formats, procedures and accounting software.
    7. Produce routine business documents using available technologies and established standards and formats.
    8. Use interpersonal and client service skills to respond to diversity and to support the vision and mission of the organization.
    9. Compile resources as well as services to prepare summary reports.
    10. Select and use information technologies to support communication with internal and external stakeholders.
    11. Assist in the organization and coordination of meetings and travel arrangements.
    12. Identify and apply discipline-specific practices that contribute to the local and global community through social responsibility, economic commitment and environmental stewardship.
  • Overview

    Engage your desire to help others - join the fast-growing wellness industry.

    In the one-year Spa and Wellness Operations Management Ontario College Graduate Certificate program, you learn the business management skills needed to become successful in the fast-growing wellness industry. Using a hybrid model learning, the program offers a work-friendly schedule to accommodate your needs.

    Acquire the specialized skills required of a wellness manager, including customer relations and human resources, financial management, sales and marketing, and ethics and regulations.

    Develop skills through hands-on learning during two field placements totalling 56 hours, where you gain the confidence and ability to educate and empower your clients and staff. Working alongside industry professionals, you interact with real clients and gain industry contacts.

    Graduates may find employment in a variety of wellness or destination centres, such as:

    • day spas
    • wellness or yoga centres
    • resorts
    • salons/spas
    • fitness centres
    • cruise ships

    Some graduates are now successfully operating their own wellness businesses.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:

    • Enjoy a hands-on approach towards enhancing their knowledge and skills in the spa and wellness industry.
    • Are analytical and creative thinkers.
    • Have good organizational and leadership abilities.
    • Have good communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Appreciate the importance of providing superior service to clients.
    • Practice health and safety awareness.
    • Have an interest in the wellness industry.

Creative Arts, Interactive, Sound Programs

  • Overview

    Bring your drawing skills to life through acting and storytelling. The three-year Animation Ontario College Advanced Diploma program provides you with the skills needed to meet the standards of the demanding international animation industry. As a student attending one of the best animation programs in Canada (as ranked by Animation Career Review, 2019), you learn industry-standard technologies, drawing and animation skills. This program focuses on acting and body mechanics and where you learn traditional, 3D, tradigital (using Toon Boom`s Harmony) and video game animation techniques. Our faculty members are industry professionals who have worked for studios such as:
    • Disney
    • Sony Image Works
    • Mercury Filmworks
    • Jam Filled Entertainment
    • Big Jump Entertainment
    Gain the ability to communicate your ideas through drawing, and to present them visually. Learn to see images in motion -a skill necessary for an animator, and ensure your animated creations are realistic and meet industry standards. Focus is on layout, location and character design, gesture drawing and anatomy studies of the nude model, all culminating in performance-based character animation. By the end of the program, you have a portfolio and demo reel that showcases your work. This highlights your creativity, skills and proficiency with relevant animation software and technologies, demonstrating that you are ready to enter the field. There are many job opportunities for graduates of this program. You may find work as a(n):
    • animator at a professional animation or game studio
    • layout artist
    • location or character designer
    • 3D animator, rigger or modeller
    • background artist
    • tradigital rigger or modeller
    Other employment opportunities might include working on feature films, animated TV series or commercials.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Are creative and think visually.
    • Enjoy a hands-on approach to learning about the animation and game industries.
    • Have strong observational and analytical skills.
    • Have an aptitude for acting and storytelling.
    • Are eager to learn new drawing and animation techniques using new technologies.
  • Overview

    Learn curatorial and conservation techniques for a career upholding culture and history. The three-year Applied Museum Studies Ontario College Advanced Diploma prepares you with the knowledge and skills to support curatorial and conservation activities in the museum, heritage and cultural sectors. Gain skills and knowledge in:
    • collections management
    • educational programming
    • exhibit preparation
    • museum management
    • conservation and preservation
    Develop capabilities related to cultural resource management, focusing on collections care, research and interpretation. Areas of study include:
    • classifying, cataloguing and interpreting collections of artifacts and works of art
    • constructing and installing exhibits and displays
    • assessing, preserving and treating material culture
    Put theory into practice in our well-appointed conservation and exhibition preparation labs. Working with our teaching collection and in collaboration with local cultural institutions, you complete a variety of hands-on projects and group assignments that will enhance your knowledge and skills and make valuable contributions in museums, galleries and the cultural sector. This program includes a full-semester field placement. The field experience combines your theory and lab skills with professional practice in the cultural industry. At the end of your placement, highlight your work in a showcase event. The showcase event also gives you the chance to network with industry professionals for future employment. Graduates of this program may find opportunities in entry-level technical and management positions in museums and galleries or other cultural/heritage institutions. Graduates may also be employed as freelance museum contractors or as staff in antique or art shops.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Have an interest in preserving our cultural past.
    • Like to be creative with their hands and/or tools.
    • Enjoy educating others about cultures, historical events, people and our natural world.
    • Are observant and well-organized.
    • Have good interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Are detail oriented.
  • Overview

    Combine strategic and design thinking for a career creating functional spaces. Entry into the fourth year of Algonquin College`s Bachelor of Interior Design program offers an opportunity for interior designers already in possession of a diploma credential to upgrade to a baccalaureate degree. After meeting program and college eligibility requirements, you receive Level 06 status in the Bachelor of Interior Design program and complete five online bridging courses. You then progress into the final year of the degree program. The Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours) degree program prepares you to pursue a professional career related to the design of the built environment. The curriculum integrates professional and general studies with an emphasis on critical thinking and applied research. Enriched with a focus on environmental and global perspectives in interior design, you learn to consider ecological, economic and social aspects to analyze and design healthy living environments. The program contains a strong experiential component that includes design studio experiences and an active engagement with the professional design community. In the fourth year, you have the opportunity to specialize in an area of interest specific to the profession and are required to complete an applied research paper. To complete your degree, you must complete one mandatory paid co-op work term where you gain valuable work experience and network within the industry. You also earn a Building Biology Advocate (BBA) Certification upon successful completion of the seven required Construction courses. The integration of theory, analysis and practice prepare you to assume a leadership role within the profession. As a graduate, you are able to apply strategic thinking and a research orientation to your responsibilities as a professional interior designer and can contribute to the development and evolution of the field of design.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Are curious about the space in which they live, work and play.
    • Want to combine aesthetics, technology and human need into a highly-marketable career choice.
    • Enjoy using creative, strategic and critical thinking to solve problems.
    • Are interested in examining sustainable and global design issues.
    • Enjoy a collaborative and innovative environment for learning.
  • Overview

    Combine strategic and design thinking for a career creating functional spaces. The Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours) degree program prepares you to pursue a professional career related to the design of the built environment. The curriculum integrates professional and general studies with an emphasis on critical thinking and applied research. Enriched with a focus on environmental and global perspectives in interior design, you learn to consider ecological, economic and social aspects to analyze and design healthy living environments. The program contains a strong experiential component that includes design studio experiences and an active engagement with the professional design community. In the fourth year, you have the opportunity to specialize in an area of interest specific to the profession and are required to complete an applied research paper. To complete your degree, you must complete one mandatory paid co-op work term where you gain valuable work experience and network within the industry. You also earn a Building Biology Advocate (BBA) Certification upon successful completion of the seven required Construction courses. The integration of theory, analysis and practice prepare you to assume a leadership role within the profession. As a graduate, you are able to apply strategic thinking and a research orientation to your responsibilities as a professional interior designer and can contribute to the development and evolution of the field of design.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Are curious about the space in which they live, work and play.
    • Want to combine aesthetics, technology and human need into a highly-marketable career choice.
    • Enjoy using creative, strategic and critical thinking to solve problems.
    • Are interested in examining sustainable and global design issues.
    • Enjoy a collaborative and innovative environment for learning.
  • Overview

    Use your voice to become a leader in the radio communication industry. The two-year Broadcasting - Radio Ontario College Diploma program prepares you for both the creative production elements and the technical quality in operations needed for a career in radio broadcasting. You gain practical experience working at Algonquin College`s two radio stations - CKDJ 107.9 FM and AIR AM 1700. With the help of a second-year mentor, you are on the air within three weeks of starting the program. This program encourages you to find your passion in radio writing, production or on-air talent. Courses cover all areas of the radio business, which include:
    • writing commercials
    • selling radio airtime
    • performing on-air
    • audio production
    • announcing
    • broadcast journalism
    • production techniques
    While working at the campus radio stations, you put the theory you learn into practice. During your first year, you are scheduled for a weekly half-hour show on CKDJ 107.9 FM. The importance of teamwork is a focus while operating both Algonquin College stations. You continue to expand and apply your skills during a field placement in the industry. There are many different career options after graduation. Graduates may find employment in the public or private radio broadcasting sectors. Some of the roles might include:
    • production assistant or coordinator
    • music or news director
    • announcer
    • show host
    • reporter
    • junior assignment editor
    • junior audio editor
    • technical producer (board operator)
    • sound technician, and
    • promotions coordinator
    There is also the option for entrepreneurial and freelance opportunities. This program is a member of the Canadian Media Educators, the National Campus and Community Radio Association and the RTDNA (The Association of Electronic Journalists).

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Have strong language (oral and written) skills.
    • Can meet strict deadlines.
    • Are self-reliant and enjoy challenges.
    • Enjoy working in a dynamically-driven environment.
    • Have good interpersonal skills.
    • Thrive in a creative environment.
  • Overview

    Become a leader in the television production industry. Explore all aspects of the in-studio and field production processes in the two-year Broadcasting - Television Ontario College Diploma program, and learn about news writing, camera operations and editing. You acquire diverse industry knowledge and skills, and gain an understanding of the technical and creative sides of the television production process. Learn the critical skills required in the television industry, such as planning and preparing interviews and scripts and reporting the content for television, video or digital media platforms. Develop marketing skills that you can immediately apply towards your independent productions, as well as television station branding and products. Many projects are completed outside of class hours, so prepare to work evening and weekends. Gain hands-on experience using our in-house TV studio as a:
    • camera operator
    • host
    • anchor
    • producer
    • director
    Operate the equipment used by industry professionals. Create industry-level television, video and web content for multiple platforms. Learn industry standards that help you gain skills necessary to enter into your career. There are many job opportunities in the industry after graduation. Graduates may find employment in television stations, media centres, production houses and community cable organizations. Specific jobs may include:
    • studio and field crew member
    • editor
    • motion graphic artist
    • director
    • researcher
    • producer
    Opportunities may also exist for you to freelance or start your own production company.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Are self-starters.
    • Can adhere to strict deadlines.
    • Have strong interpersonal skills.
    • Have the ability to carry cameras and other production equipment.
    • Thrive in a creative environment.
  • Overview

    Are you an aspiring writer who enjoys sharing your stories and ideas with others? Enrol in this online College Certificate program and explore your writing potential in a practical, constructive and goal-oriented academic environment. Learn the basics of writing, the structure of language, concepts in aesthetic criticism and the key steps involved in the writing process. Emphasis is placed on developing an individual writing style as students produce works in various genres. To qualify for this certificate, you must complete the program within three years.

    Success Factors

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Possess good written and oral communication skills.
    • Are self-directed in online learning environments.
    • Enjoy the art of writing.
  • Overview

    Live your passion for modern digital filmmaking with a career in the film production industry. The two-year Film and Media Production Ontario College Diploma program, delivered in a compressed format over 42 weeks, gives you hands-on experience with the equipment and processes used in the film and screen-based media production industry. The production industry has been an important contributor to the provincial, national and international economies for years. You benefit from the City of Ottawa`s promotion of the National Capital Region as a film-friendly location for local and external film production companies. Participate in the creation of music videos, factual television, dramatic and documentary productions, and immerse yourself in the complete workflow of modern digital filmmaking - from production to direction and cinematography to post-production and delivery. Through the creation of original student content and participation in real world productions, the program mirrors the experience and expectations of the production industry and prepares you for careers in the film production sector. Through field placement, you examine the responsibilities and expectations of working on film sets, while learning and networking alongside established industry professionals. Graduates may find entry-level employment in a variety of positions at:
    • production houses
    • post-production facilities
    • advertising agencies
    • government departments
    • equipment rental facilities.

    SUCCESS FACTORS:

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Appreciate visual story-telling.
    • Possess creative and artistic sensibilities.
    • Are self-motivated learners.
    • Have strong time management skills.
    • Display professional and resourceful attitudes.
    • Possess strong personal and inter-personal skills.
  • Overview

    Apply your computer programing talent to launch a career creating games of strategy and skill.

    The three-year Game - Development Ontario College Advanced Diploma program prepares you to enter into the increasingly competitive profession of game development with confidence. This program provides you with hands-on learning and a team-oriented environment that simulates the work setting found in large game studios. Throughout the program, you learn the design and critical thinking skills needed to find employment in the game development industry.

    As a student, you learn how to create games of strategy and skill in an applied setting. During your first year, you gain knowledge in basic programming syntax and game development software tools. You enhance your skills with courses in:

    • game design and development
    • traditional and digital imaging
    • authoring
    • animation
    • programming

    For your final project, you work with your classmates to conceptualize, design and implement a complete 3D game title. After graduation, you have the skills to demonstrate you are ready to start your career in this highly-competitive field.

    There are numerous career opportunities for graduates from this program. The game development profession has increased in demand to now include industries such as entertainment, education, government and consumer products.

    You may find employment as a:

    • game developer
    • game programmer
    • software developer
    • game play programmer
    • game designer
    • game artist
    • asset modeler
    • texture artist
    • game animator
    • indie game producer

    Most opportunities in this industry exist outside of the Ottawa area.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:

    • Have strong observational critical thinking and analytical skills.
    • Enjoy a hands-on approach to learning about the game development industry.
    • Have an aptitude for and are proficient in math.
    • Thrive in a creative and innovative environment.
    • Are comfortable with computer programming elements.
  • Overview

    Applying your creativity to shape a career communicating ideas and concepts.

    The three-year Graphic Design Ontario College Advanced Diploma program helps you apply your creativity to communicating ideas and concepts in both print and interactive media.

    Using a combination of theoretical and hands-on learning, you gain skills in design, typography, image, colour, coding, motion graphics, interaction and production from industry-connected faculty. You learn to be a problem-solver who can manage and execute visual design projects.

    Whether learning design for the page or for the screen, you study industry-endorsed concepts and techniques. You also become an expert at communicating ideas to a client through:

    • sketches
    • prototypes
    • storyboards
    • interactive mock-ups

    There is a strong focus on hands-on training, using industry-standard software tools, which will ensure you are career-ready upon graduation. Field trips and actual client projects are offered to bring the workplace into the classroom.

    From your second year on, you become a student-member of the Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario. In your final semester, you embark on a six-week fieldwork placement that transitions you to industry. You work side-by-side with experienced professionals and gain networking contacts.

    Upon graduation, you will have developed a design portfolio that showcases your creativity and problem-solving skills. You will display your work at the annual Grad Show exhibition.

    Graduates may find employment in a(n):

    • graphic design studio
    • advertising agency
    • motion graphics studio
    • interactive/web design studio.

    Graduates may also find work as an in-house designer for an organization or government, in the television, entertainment or game-development industry, or in freelance opportunities.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:

    • Think visually and creatively and are conceptual thinkers.
    • Enjoy solving visual communication problems.
    • Enjoy sketching and drawing and using software tools.
    • Enjoy working with type and imagery to communicate ideas.
    • Are detail-oriented, organized and committed to coming up with the perfect design solution in their final products.
    • Have critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Overview

    Develop industry-standard technical skills in digital and traditional media for a career employing your creative talent. The two-year Illustration and Concept Art Ontario College Diploma program, delivered in a compressed format over 42 weeks, prepares you for the field of illustration and the emerging discipline of concept art. As a student, you develop skills in digital and traditional media. While developing your drawing skills, you learn about:
    • print periodical illustration
    • children`s books
    • graphic novel illustration
    • concept art for animation
    • interactive media
    • film
    In this program, you work individually as an artist, but learn as a team member when contributing to concept art projects. You develop problem-solving methods, drawing techniques and production methods for the magazine, graphic novel or entertainment industry. The faculty, many of whom are award-winning published artists widely respected in the industry, share their abundance of knowledge and experience. Learning opportunities with industry partners allow you to apply the knowledge and skills you have developed and also offer networking opportunities. With in-class discussions and hands-on learning activities, you develop your style and expand your portfolio. There are many job opportunities after graduation. You may find employment in:
    • print/editorial
    • advertising/commercial
    • entertainment
    • technical illustration industries
    Your roles might include being a(n):
    • illustrator (advertising, editorial, children`s books, technical)
    • concept artist (games, apps, animation)
    • production designer
    • background artist
    • matte painter

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Enjoy exciting and creative art.
    • Are open to various styles, techniques and approaches to art.
    • Are versatile in conceptual visual communication.
    • Can work well under pressure.
    • Are highly disciplined with strong abilities to manage time.
    • Have a highly-developed inquisitive and experimental nature.
    • Have strong interpersonal skills.
  • Overview

    Build the creative and technical skills to create engaging digital media for careers in the media industry. Interactive Media Design is a two-year Ontario College Diploma program designed to prepare you for a variety of careers in the digital media industry. You explore the primary elements of media project planning and development with equal importance given to the creative and the technical aspects. Strong emphasis is placed on hands-on media production through courses in computer-based web design and programming as well as video and motion graphics. Through a number of program-specific elective courses, you focus your path towards specializing as a video producer or a web developer, or you can choose to remain a generalist, depending on your interests. You plan and execute individual and team-based projects under the guidance of program professors and industry experts in the media field. You gain practical experience working with live clients through applied projects and have the choice to gain additional industry experience through an optional co-op work term. You navigate these learning opportunities with the operating system of your choice such as Apple OS X, Windows or other platforms. Students also have the option to gain real-world experience through a paid co-operative education (co-op) work term (see Additional Information for more details). Please note that places in the co-op version of the program are subject to availability. Students who elect to apply to the non co-op version of the program may not have the opportunity to transfer to the co-op version at a later date. This industry-driven program provides graduates with the diverse skillset to be adaptable in today`s dynamic job market across all sectors. Graduates may find employment in a wide variety of fields, using their skills in:
    • dynamic media development
    • web design and programming
    • photography
    • videography
    • motion graphics
    • project management
    • UX design
    • graphic design
    • content management

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Are highly adaptable to today`s technology.
    • Are imaginative and enjoy solving problems.
    • Enjoy a hands-on approach to learning.
    • Aspire to balance skills in creative video design with web-development programming.
    • Enjoy working on team projects.
  • Overview

    Have superior writing skills plus a keen curiosity about news - consider a career in Journalism. The two-year Journalism Ontario College Diploma program prepares you to report on all news delivery platforms, and helps you develop the online skills that have become vital in the industry. Acquire leading-edge, relevant knowledge and skills in multi-platform and traditional journalism. Gain hands-on experience and expand your portfolio almost immediately upon starting the program, working for the award-winning Algonquin Times - named Canada`s top campus newspaper in 2015 and 2017 - as well as Glue, Ottawa`s student magazine. Learn the core journalism skills to succeed in the industry. Study how to write factually, conduct interviews and filter information. Examine aspects of photo journalism, page layout, web and e-publishing, and online reporting/editing. Your learning is expanded with workshops, guest speakers and field trips, offering exposure to a diversity of information and skills necessary for the modern journalist. To ensure you are comfortable with all journalistic platforms, you create photo and video journalism and produce newscasts for CKDJ 107.9 FM, Algonquin College`s radio station. Expand your real-world experience with a six-week internship at a media outlet and learn to operate as a freelance journalist. You have the choice to work at a local company or agency, or complete the placement out of the region or country. After you graduate, if you wish to further your education, you can apply to the University of Ottawa`s Honours Bachelor Degree in Digital Journalism program, in which you may be eligible for advanced standing. There are many job opportunities in the industry after graduation. Graduates may find employment with:
    • community and daily newspaper organizations
    • radio stations
    • online-based news agencies
    • government and private sector communication departments
    • magazines
    • public relations departments
    Opportunities may also exist for graduates wishing to freelance. Positions in desktop publishing, web design photography, and video may also be career options.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Have superior writing skills.
    • Possess a keen curiosity about news happening locally, nationally and globally.
    • Are willing and comfortable to interact with people.
    • Enjoy reading and studying news.
    • Engage in social and multimedia.
  • Overview

    Learn to capture, create and alter images at a professional level. The two-year Photography Ontario College Diploma program encourages you to express your creative side while designing and capturing images that communicate effectively. You demonstrate a professional level of craft and creativity in digital imaging using high-end equipment and the Mac OS platform. Learn the fundamentals of photography and create images that meet the needs of your client. By creating a state-of-the-art portfolio and a personal website using high-end digital cameras to capture professional-level work, you show your creative and technical abilities. In addition to photography design and techniques, gain knowledge and skills in the areas of:
    • entrepreneurship
    • networking
    • branding
    • marketing
    • business practices
    Our studios have up-to-date studio and location lighting systems, lighting booms, soft-boxes and professional backdrops. At the end of the program, enhance your knowledge and skills with a real-world experience during a two-week field placement where you gain valuable practical application and industry contacts. The program concludes with a student-run networking trade show, which potential employers and industry representatives attend. There are many job opportunities in the industry after graduation. Graduates may find employment as a photographer in areas such as:
    • commercial and industrial photography
    • wedding and portrait photography
    • scientific and medical photography
    • photojournalism
    • image manipulation/retouching
    • print and graphic production companies
    • visual content creation
    Graduates may also choose to pursue work as a self-employed freelancer.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Are self-motivated, personable and well-organized.
    • Enjoy the technical nature of photography.
    • Have an aptitude for computer technology.
    • Are creative.
    • Have a keen sense of entrepreneurship.

Culinary Arts Programs

  • Overview

    Explore professional techniques to inspire and refine your baking artistry. Using a combination of applied learning and theory, this one-year Baking and Pastry Arts Ontario College Certificate program gives you a strong foundation in baking and pastry arts. Gain hands-on experience in baking, cake decorating and shop management in our industry-standard baking and pastry labs - learning from professional chefs. As a student, you get to show your creative side in the labs. You learn essential techniques such as mixing dough, weighing ingredients, preparing batters and icings, and cake decorating. To expand your job options, you learn skills related to the daily operation of a bakery, such as inventory control and food cost percentages. You also have the exciting opportunity to experience food and culture abroad in Italy, if you choose to participate in the annual culinary trip. At the end of the program, you apply your skills and knowledge in the real world with a 40-hour field industry placement. You also participate in a variety of events and baking competitions within the community so that upon graduation, you have career-ready skills and relevant industry contacts. You may find jobs as a baker or pastry chef in commercial or in-store bakeries, restaurants, catering companies or hotels. You also have the option to open your own bakery or patisserie.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Enjoy a hands-on approach to learning about the baking industry.
    • Have a creative flair.
    • Enjoy working with others as part of a team.
  • Overview

    Transform your passion for baking into a profession. The two-year Baking and Pastry Arts Management Ontario College Diploma program gives you specialty skills and management expertise, preparing you for a career in the baking and pastry arts industry. Gain hands-on experience under the direction of our professional chefs in industry-standard baking and pastry labs. In the first year, focus on building a strong foundation of essential baking skills. In the second year, acquire a combination of advanced patisserie training and management skills for job advancement or business ownership. Unleash your creativity while learning many advanced skills such as:
    • chocolate work
    • blown, pulled and cast sugar pieces
    • special occasion and wedding cakes
    • artisan breads
    • plated desserts
    • gum paste and almond paste figurines
    Gain knowledge and skills related to business planning, sales and cost forecasting, marketing and capital costs. Learn how to thrive in the daily operation of a professional bakery. Plan and compiel a business plan that is then presented to a guest judging panel. You also have the exciting opportunity to experience food and culture abroad in Italy, if you choose to participate in the annual culinary trip. Throughout the program, you receive real-world experience with 120 hours of field placement. You also participate in a variety of events and baking competitions within the community so that upon graduation, you have career-ready skills and relevant industry contacts. Graduates from this program can take their career into many specialized areas of the industry. You may find employment as a:
    • baker
    • pastry chef
    • confectioner
    • chocolatier
    • research assistant in food manufacturing
    • bakery manager in commercial or artisan bakeries
    • restaurant and catering company employee
    • bakery/patisserie owner

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Have a passion for creating pastries and baking.
    • Possess strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
    • Are artistic and creative.
    • Perform well both individually and in a team environment.
    • Are precise and attentive to detail.
    • Work well with challenging timelines and working under pressure.
  • Overview

    Industry experience coupled with hands-on instruction - ingredients for a successful culinary career. Graduates from the Cook - Apprenticeship Algonquin College-Approved Certificate program are equipped with the industry experience they need for a successful culinary career. By combining learning with industry work, this program gives you the skills, knowledge and confidence to excel in a culinary team. In the culinary industry, it is important to be well-organized, have attention to detail and be able to work efficiently under time constraints. In the Cook - Apprenticeship program you learn the skills required for professional food preparation from highly-qualified instructor chefs in Algonquin College`s world-class culinary labs. Begin the program by completing 14 weeks of in-class instruction, followed by one year of work in the industry. Expand your work experience portfolio and gain valuable contacts before returning to Algonquin College to complete another 14 weeks of in-class learning. Receive hands-on instruction in food preparation techniques, artistic plating presentation, and basic business skills so that you can comfortably join a culinary team. In the culinary industry, it is important to be well-organized, attentive to detail and able to work efficiently under time constraints. Some classes are held in the evening and on the weekend in Restaurant International, Algonquin College`s on-campus fine dining restaurant, to give you a taste of your career after graduation. After completing the second level of in-class sessions, you receive 720 hours towards the 6,000 hours you`ll need to write the Red Seal cook certification exam. You may find employment as an assistant cook or cook in a variety of food service settings, both locally and globally at:
    • hotels
    • resorts
    • catering organizations
    • corporate food service departments
      Further training can open doors for advancement into the roles of sous-chef, chef, executive chef and other managerial positions.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for apprentices who:
    • Seek variety and opportunity in their career.
    • Are well-organized, attentive to detail and can work effectively under tight time constraints.
    • Are energetic, outgoing and enjoy working with others.
  • Overview

    Turn your passion for food into a rewarding culinary career. Algonquin College`s two-year Culinary Management Ontario College Diploma program gives you the most current knowledge and cutting-edge skills needed to excel in the high-growth culinary industry. You are trained by industry leaders in world-class culinary labs with a focus on advanced culinary skills, managerial skills and hands-on experience. As a student, your studies include:
    • food preparation
    • baking techniques
    • nutrition
    • menu planning
    • plating techniques
    • restaurant service and entrepreneurship, and
    • farm to fork cooking
    Some classes are held in the evening and on the weekend in Restaurant International, Algonquin College`s on-campus fine-dining restaurant, to give you a taste of your career after graduation. You also complete industry-related certifications such as Sanitation and Safety, WHMIS, Respectful Workplace and Smart Serve. Expand your real-world experience and make industry connections with 160-hour field placement. With opportunities to participate in community events, culinary competitions and industry activities, you have many chances to refine your skills and gain valuable experience. In your third semester, you have the opportunity to earn your credits while studying abroad in the beautiful country of Montenegro on the Adriatic Sea. Graduates may find employment as cooks or assistant cooks in the food service departments of restaurants, hotels, motels, resorts, cruise ships, institutions and catering companies. The managerial content of this program enables graduates to progress into such diversified areas as:
    • food and beverage control
    • purchasing and receiving
    • commis de cuisine
    • department chefs
    • junior sous-chefs
    • executive sous-chefs
    • chefs de cuisine
    • executive chefs de cuisine.
    Graduates may also pursue self-employment opportunities.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Are well-organized, creative and work well under tight time constraints and pressure.
    • Aspire to own a restaurant or use their entrepreneurial spirit to manage an existing business.
    • Can work independently and contribute to a team workplace.
    • Are able to work long hours.
    • Seek rewarding opportunities and experiences.
    • Understand the importance of work safety practices.
  • Overview

    Sharpen your skills in world-class culinary labs. This one-year Culinary Skills Ontario College Certificate program teaches you the cutting-edge skills you need to succeed in the high-growth culinary industry. Learn essential food preparation skills and techniques from industry professionals in Algonquin College`s world-class culinary labs. Topics include nutrition and food theory, food cost control, menu planning and sanitation and safety procedures. The hands-on experience and knowledge you gain opens many doors for you and helps to shape your career as a professional cook. Some classes are held in the evening and on the weekend in Restaurant International, Algonquin College`s on-campus fine-dining restaurant, to give you a taste of your career before graduation. Expand your real-world experience and make industry connections with an 80-hour field placement. With opportunities to participate in community events, culinary competitions and activities, you have many opportunities to refine your skills and gain further experience. You also have the exciting opportunity to experience food and culture abroad in Italy, if you choose to participate in the annual culinary trip. The skills you gain may open doors to your culinary career as cooks or assistant cooks in:
    • restaurants
    • hotels
    • resorts
    • clubs
    • cruise ships
    • catering companies
    With additional training, you may advance into positions such as:
    • commis de cuisine
    • junior/executive sous-chef, and
    • executive chef de cuisine
     

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Are well organized, creative and work well under tight time constraints and pressure.
    • Aspire to own a restaurant or use their entrepreneurial spirit to manage an existing business.
    • Can work independently and contribute to a team environment.
    • Are able to work long hours.
    • Seek rewarding opportunities and experiences.
    • Understand the importance of work safety practices.
  • Overview

    Gain the competitive edge for a career in nutrition management. Graduates from the Food and Nutrition Management Ontario College Graduate Certificate program take their careers in the food services industry to the next level. This one-year program builds on your culinary/hospitality skills and gives you the knowledge and real-world experience needed to succeed in the lucrative health care sector of the food services industry. The program combines in-class learning with online projects. You learn about a variety of topics, including:
    • advanced normal nutrition
    • clinical nutrition
    • physiology
    • food modification
    • quality management of sanitation and safety procedures
    • facilities design
    • labour relations
    • food service management of healthcare standards, and
    • financial and business management
    Expand your skills to work in many areas of the industry, including long-term care facilities, hospitals, and retirement homes. The program has earned a five-year Accreditation from the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management. This provides the highest level of certification in the field of nutrition management, giving you the competitive edge you need to be successful. Gain real-world experience during 175 hours of field placement. Most of the placements are in a long-term care facility, where you participate in the supervision of food and nutrition services. Make valuable connections with the opportunity to leave a lasting impression. After graduation, you may find employment in the management of various areas of nutritional care and food preparation and food service in:
    • hospitals
    • long-term care facilities
    • retirement homes
    • contract food service management companies, and
    • commercial/retail settings
    Some expected responsibilities may include planning, managing and supervising a food service department within a healthcare facility. Duties may include diet calculations, diet and nutrition counselling, nutrition promotion, employee training and supervision, food production, financial forecasting and quality assurance.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Have good organizational and leadership abilities.
    • Are planners who enjoy putting their plans into action.
    • Have an interest in helping people make healthy living choices.
    • Are team-oriented and like to work with others.

Education, Teaching Programs

  • Prepare for college at college. Prepare for college programs and/or employment by taking Academic Upgrading courses. Study only the courses you need to meet the admission requirements for your college program of choice, or earn the Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate. The ACE certificate is recognized across Ontario as a Grade 12 equivalency for admission to college and by many employers as meeting their minimum employment standard.
    Delivered as a continuous intake program, you can start in any month of the year. Full and part-time study options as well as a choice of timetables are offered. Placement tests determine which English and/or mathematics course you start in. Based on your results and preferences, your Orientation team works with you to develop a personal learning plan. The time it takes you to complete your plan depends on which course(s) you start in, which course(s) you need to reach your academic or employment goals and your own rate of progress. To obtain the ACE Certificate you must complete ENL5958 College Preparation Communication or ENL0076 Communications: Preparation for Degree Programs, and MAT5951 Intermediate Mathematics, plus two electives with departmental approval.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for you if:
    • You are ready to set goals for the future.
    • You are willing to work and show progress.
    • You are prepared to attend regularly.
    • You are able to work independently.
  • Overview

    Discover a career supporting children, families and communities. Graduates from a two-year Early Childhood Education Ontario College Diploma program with a minimum overall average of 70% who complete the required three degree-level bridging courses are eligible to enter into semester five (Year 3) for this four-year Bachelor of Early Learning and Community Development (Honours) degree. The Bachelor of Early Learning and Community Development (Honours) program prepares you to work with children and families in both the community development and educational sectors and provides you with a variety of transferable skills. There is an increasing awareness of the importance of early learning in our society. Similarly, there is an ongoing need to develop and support early learning opportunities for children and their families within a variety of settings. The early learning sector is evolving to address these changes. This program is ideal for those who want to play a role in these developments. This program combines theory and practice, giving you the skills and knowledge you need for engaging with communities, families and children to create and implement community and school-based programs that support early learning and development. Throughout the program, you have three varied field placements within both community and school settings. These give you the chance to apply your skills to real-world settings. With field placements, applied learning and a semester-long work term, graduates are ready for employment in the community development and education sectors. Graduates may find work in:
    • community health agencies
    • kindergartens
    • early learning programs
    • child and family centres
    • provincial governments
    • non-government agencies addressing the needs of families and children
     

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Have strong observational and analytical skills.
    • Are willing to work as a member of diverse interprofessional teams.
    • Have strong language (oral and written) skills.
    • Are self-reliant and enjoy challenges.
    • Are interested in child development and teaching children through play.
    • Are comfortable using computers and other forms of technology.
    • Enjoy working with children and their families.
    • Have an appreciation of the importance of research.
    Early childhood education is a physically demanding profession. Individuals entering this profession must be able to lift children, materials and equipment (up to 70 pounds). As well, individuals must be able to move quickly/run between areas in the room and outside in order to ensure children`s safety. In addition, educators must constantly observe children to ensure safety and to assess children`s abilities, skills and interest in order to develop meaningful curricula. Entering the program without these abilities may result in unsuccessful field placements and students who fail to successfully complete field placements are not eligible to graduate from the program.
  • Overview

    Discover a career supporting children, families and communities. The Bachelor of Early Learning and Community Development (Honours) program prepares you to work with children and families in both the community development and educational sectors and provides you with a variety of transferable skills. There is an increasing awareness of the importance of early learning in our society. Similarly, there is an ongoing need to develop and support early learning opportunities for children and their families within a variety of settings. The early learning sector is evolving to address these changes. This program is ideal for those who want to play a role in these developments. This program combines theory and practice, giving you the skills and knowledge you need for engaging with communities, families and children to create and implement community and school based programs that support early learning and development. Throughout the program, you have three varied field placements within both community and school settings. These give you the chance to apply your skills to real-world settings. With field placements, applied learning and a semester-long work term, graduates are ready for employment in the community development and education sectors. Graduates may find work in:
    • community health agencies
    • kindergartens
    • early learning programs
    • child and family centres
    • provincial government
    • non-governmental agencies addressing the needs of families and children

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Have strong observational and analytical skills.
    • Are willing to work as a member of diverse interprofessional teams.
    • Have strong language (oral and written) skills.
    • Are self-reliant and enjoy challenges.
    • Are interested in child development and teaching children through play.
    • Are comfortable using computers and other forms of technology.
    • Enjoy working with children and their families.
    • Have an appreciation of the importance of research.
    Early childhood education is a physically demanding profession. Individuals entering this profession must be able to lift children, materials and equipment (up to 70 pounds). As well, individuals must be able to move quickly/run between areas in the room and outside in order to ensure children`s safety. In addition, educators must constantly observe children to ensure safety and to assess children`s abilities, skills and interest in order to develop meaningful curricula. Entering the program without these abilities may result in unsuccessful field placements and students who fail to successfully complete field placements are not eligible to graduate from the program.
  • Overview

    Education today must position students for success in evolving work and social environments by addressing the competencies needed to thrive in a global context. In turn, educators must transition from dispensers of knowledge to facilitators of learning. This online College Certificate outlines specific competencies that address the skills, the character building and the innovative and creative thinking processes that students need. Educators of the 21st century must be equipped with the knowledge and skills to create educational programming that engages and supports success for every student. This program is designed for current educators or working professionals engaged in teaching activities who want to be on the leading edge of evidence-based educational delivery. This program explores diverse, student-focused educational theories and models of experiential learning. Students participate in contemporary topics, such as learner engagement, retention, creating accessible learning materials and the role of technologies as educational supports for classroom, online and hybrid delivery. Students are immersed in an interactive, experiential learning environment that allows them to find relevant sources to design and create learning materials and to develop effective teaching skills in an ever-evolving educational environment. Graduates of this program can deliver value to the postsecondary educational market. To qualify for this certificate, this program must be completed within three years.

    Success Factors

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Enjoy using educational technology.
    • Are self-directed learners.
    • Wish to share their subject matter expertise with others.
    • Enjoy exploring current educational trends.
    • Want to upgrade their teaching knowledge and skills.
    The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
    1. Create accessible learning materials using evidence-based methods that support adult learning needs, interests and styles in online and traditional educational environments.
    2. Identify, select and integrate educational technology and resources into courses or programs of study within varied educational settings, including mobile environments.
    3. Develop and use clear, valid, reliable and balanced methods of assessment.
    4. Conduct educational practice adhering to ethical and legal requirements.
    5. Reflect on the roles of the educational practitioner using a systematic process of self-observation and self-evaluation.
    6. Explore, discuss and analyze the impact of current issues in education and define relevant strategies to incorporate new knowledge into learning environments.
    7. Examine types and benefits of applied research in education.
  • Overview

    Facilitating children`s learning through play. The two-year Early Childhood Education Ontario College Diploma program prepares you to become an educator of children in a variety of early learning settings. Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to work with families and other professionals to support children`s learning and development. This program provides you with the ability to create, implement and assess play-based curricula while building stimulating child-centred environments. Benefit from both theoretical and hands-on learning opportunities. You have three field placements during the program that focus on children from birth to age 12. These real-world experiences allow you to integrate theory with professional practice in early learning programs. You assist in providing guidance to children while planning, implementing and evaluating programs. Through your placements, you gain valuable hands-on skills and experience to help you understand the diverse roles, settings, and responsibilities of an Early Childhood Educator. Upon graduation, you are eligible to register with the College of Early Childhood Educators (CECE). Registration with CECE is required to be eligible to work as an Early Childhood Educator in Ontario.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Have strong observational and analytical skills.
    • Enjoy working as a member of a team.
    • Have strong language (oral and written) skills.
    • Are self-reliant and enjoy challenges.
    • Are interested in child development and teaching children through play.
    • Are comfortable using computers and other forms of technology.
    • Enjoy working with children and their families.
    • Have effective interpersonal skills.
      Early childhood education is a physically demanding profession. Individuals entering this program must be able to lift children, materials and equipment (up to 32 kgs). As well, individuals must be able to run/move quickly between areas in the room and outside in order to ensure children`s safety. In addition, educators must constantly observe children to ensure safety and to assess children`s abilities, skills and interests in order to develop meaningful curricula. Entering the program without these abilities may result in unsuccessful field placements and students who are unsuccessful in field placements are not eligible to graduate.

Engineering Programs

  • Overview

    Advance your skillsets for a career in construction and civil engineering. The Civil Engineering Technology Ontario College Advanced Diploma is a continuation of the Construction Engineering Technician program and is open to students who already have an Algonquin College Construction Engineering Technician Ontario College Diploma and meet the admission requirements. This third year of study explores in-depth areas of civil engineering technology such as:
    • project scheduling and cost control
    • surveying
    • design of steel structures
    • foundations
    • water and wastewater technology
    During the final two terms of the program you take on a year-long project in collaboration with external industry partners that gives you real-world experience and may help you develop networks within a specific industry. As part of a project team, you participate in leadership events, analyze and solve problems, create deliverables and present the results of your project to the college community and the industry through demonstrations and presentations. Students also have the option to gain real-world experience through a paid co-operative education (co-op) work term (see Additional Information for more details). Please note that places in the co-op version of the program are subject to availability. OACETT (Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists) recognizes this program as meeting all of the academic requirements for certification in the Certified Engineering Technologist (CET) or Applied Science Technologist (AScT) category. Graduates and final-year students are immediately eligible to be registered as Associate members of OACETT upon submission of the Graduate Application form available through the Placement Office or OACETT. Graduates may pursue careers in a number of sectors of the construction industry, including:
    • cost estimating for residential, commercial and civil projects
    • surveying
    • project management
    • building inspection
    • materials testing
    • quality control
    • construction inspection

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Can work independently to contribute to problem-solving teams.
    • Enjoy using math and physics to solve technical problems.
    • Seek opportunities to specialize in their career.
    • Want to make a lasting difference in their community.
    • Enjoy working on complex projects.
    • Are able to meet challenging deadlines.
  • Overview

    Gain the analytical thinking and problem-solving skills for a career in programming and software development. The three-year Computer Engineering Technology - Computing Science Ontario College Advanced Diploma program prepares you for an information technology (IT) career in the private or public sectors. You gain the knowledge and skills to use a broad range of IT-based analytical thinking and problem-solving skills in support of the day-to-day operation of an enterprise`s software systems or in the development of new systems. Learn a variety of programming languages (Java, C#, C++, C, and others) and operating systems (Windows, Unix/Linux, and QNX). In addition, you study the development tools and debugging techniques used to design, code and test integrated and/or embedded applications and software systems. In your final year, you work in teams on sponsored real-world projects to develop a comprehensive application as part of the software engineering portion of the program. You also have the opportunity to select an elective course from an approved list, in areas that include graphics/multimedia, advanced database programming, android, business programming (Cobol), security and advanced web programming. The majority of the program consists of courses in systems programming, software development, testing and maintenance. The balance of the curriculum consists of courses in technical communications skills (both oral and written), mathematics and general education electives. Students also have the option to gain real-world experience through a paid co-operative education (co-op) work term (see Additional Information for more details). Please note that places in the co-op version of the program are subject to availability. Students who elect to apply to the non co-op version of the program may not have the opportunity to transfer to the co-op version at a later date. This program offers you the opportunity to pursue three cooperative education (co-op) work term(s). Qualified students with a minimum GPA of 2.7 have the opportunity to apply for paid co-op employment to gain valuable work experience and contacts within industry. Graduates may find employment as systems, integration, and applications programmers and/or testers, and as customer service representatives providing training and product support to clients of high technology corporations. Graduates may also pursue careers in such diverse areas as:
    • game and multimedia development
    • GUI (graphical user interface) development
    • IT communications, IT security, real-time and database systems
    • web-based applications
    • technical roles in all levels of government (federal, provincial, and municipal)

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Can work effectively in a teamwork environment.
    • Can apply critical and analytical thinking and have good problem-solving skills.
    • Are imaginative, attentive to detail and enjoy challenging their minds.
    • Are interested in computers and various software applications.
    • Have a strong commitment and dedication to their studies.
  • Overview

    Build a solid foundation for your career in residential or commercial construction. The two-year Construction Engineering Technician Ontario College Diploma program introduces you to a wide range of knowledge and skills to work in the construction industry. This program combines both hands-on application and theory to help you secure a career in the residential and commercial construction industries. The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) recognizes this program as meeting all of the academic requirements for certification in the Certified Technician Category. Using state-of-the-art facilities in Algonquin`s ACCE building, you build a solid foundation for your future career. Take courses in surveying, construction materials, estimating and construction documentation. Learn about health and safety relating to the field, hydraulics, geographic information systems and AutoCAD. Experience hands-on learning and participate in field trips. Students also have the option to gain real-world experience through a paid co-operative education (co-op) work term (see Additional Information for more details). Please note that places in the co-op version of the program are subject to availability. Students who elect to apply to the non co-op version of the program may not have the opportunity to transfer to the co-op version at a later date. This program has strong ties to the construction industry and may help you build contacts throughout your time at Algonquin College. Graduates of this program have the ability to work in a number of sectors within the construction industry. You may find opportunities in:
    • cost estimating
    • residential, commercial and civil projects
    • surveying
    • project management
    • building inspection
    • materials testing and quality control
    • construction inspection
    After you complete this program, you may choose to take an extra year of study in order to receive an Ontario College Advanced Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Can work independently to contribute to problems-solving teams.
    • Enjoy using math and physics to solve technical problems.
    • Seek opportunities to specialize in their career.
    • Want to make a lasting difference in their community.
  • Overview

    Learn engineering design - offer solutions as a mechanical engineering technologist. The three-year Mechanical Engineering Technology Ontario College Advanced Diploma program teaches you to apply scientific and engineering principles to solve mechanical engineering problems in a variety of industries. Through a series of classroom-based courses and extensive practical labs, you acquire skills specific to mechanical engineering technologists, including:
    • modifying and improving engineering designs using conventional and computer-based methods
    • performing engineering tests
    • supporting product development
    • using engineering software and systems to conduct engineering design and analysis
    • designing specialized jogs and fixtures
    • analyzing problems involving machine design, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics and heat transfer
    • understanding and applying design standards (i.e., ASHRAE and ASM International)
    • using design software such as SolidWorks, AutoCAD and MasterCAM
    During your third year in the program, you complete a capstone project under the guidance of your faculty members. You work with external stakeholders in the industry during the project to analyze, plan and execute your project. Students also have the option to gain real-world experience through a paid co-operative education (co-op) work term (see Additional Information for more details). Please note that places in the co-op version of the program are subject to availability. Students who elect to apply to the non co-op version of the program may not have the opportunity to transfer to the co-op version at a later date. Graduates may find work in the research, design and testing of mechanical systems, or with:
    • manufacturing processes
    • electro-mechanical control systems
    • automation
    • green-energy and building systems

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Have investigated the career opportunites and study expectations by speaking with recent graduates, students, employers and faculty of the program.
    • Enjoy learning activities and assume responsibility for the time and effort required.
    • Enjoy science and are eager to apply applications of mathematics, physics and chemistry.
    • Are committed to a well-rounded education leading to multiple career opportunities in a variety of industries.

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  • The bridge to life-long learning and career advancement. The Academic Pathway for Movement from Ontario College Diploma in Practical Nursing to BScN program is for Registered Practical Nurses who want to continue their studies towards a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. This College-Approved Certificate program is the bridge you need to enter into the collaborative BScN program with the University of Ottawa. This one-term program is for those who are lifelong learners, dedicated to the nursing profession, with strong communication skills. You complete a program of study leading to the opportunity to demonstrate your eligibility for course equivalencies in the BScN program. After completing this program, submit a portfolio for review and participate in an interview. If you successfullly complete all portions of the program, you then receive a certificate that, in addition to other required pre-requisites, allows you to enter the bridging courses at the University of Ottawa.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Enjoy the challenges of working with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds.
    • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Like working with others as a member of a team or in a leadership role.
    • Have strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
    • Are dedicated patient advocates.
    • Are lifelong learners.
    • Are experiential learners.
  • Overview

    Build a career in the exciting world of action sports with a program unlike any other in Canada. The one-year Action Sports Park Development Ontario College Certificate program offers a one-of-a-kind learning experience at Algonquin College`s Waterfront Campus in Pembroke. This program provides you with skills that are essential for the development or management of action sports sites, such as:
    • snow terrain parks
    • skate parks
    • BMX tracks
    • bicycle skills parks
    • purpose-built trail systems
    Learn about construction, maintenance and program planning specific to these facilities. Develop business skills such as event planning, marketing, and risk management to succeed in many areas of the action sports industry. Spend 40 percent your time in the field training. You have the unique opportunity to explore action sports parks in the Ottawa Valley and learn from real-world examples. Acquire and practice skills that are relevant to the action sports world, with courses such as:
    • Bike Park Maintenance
    • Snow Terrain Park Maintenance
    • Sustainable Single Track Rail Construction
    • Ramp Fabrication
    Upon graduation, benefit from having a certificate that reflects a program unlike any other in Canada. You also earn built-in certifications that can enhance your career options, including safe chainsaw operation and welding. Graduates may find employment as a(n):
    • action sports program coordinator
    • ski terrain park staff member
    • trail builder
    • trail maintenance crew member
    • municipal skate park staff member
    Graduates may also find work with a park builder using private facilities, contracted-builders and municipalities.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Have a passion for the action sports lifestyle.
    • Are able to effectively handle physically demanding situations.
    • Possess good communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Have an interest in the outdoors and working with their hands.
    • Function well both individually and in a team environment.
    • Possess strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Overview

    Elevating leadership while mastering advanced paramedic care. The one-year Advanced Care Paramedic Ontario College Graduate Certificate program is accredited by EQual Accreditation Canada and adheres to the National Occupation Competency Profile for advanced care paramedic practice. It is designed to train current Primary Care Paramedics (PCP) in all aspects of advanced care paramedicine. Build on your existing knowledge and skills to develop greater critical-thinking processes, increased leadership qualities, and master advanced skills in:
    • respiratory care
    • cardiac care
    • pharmacology
    • trauma care
    • obstetrics,
    • pediatrics care, and
    • medical emergencies
    The program is comprised of three components:
    • a didactic and scenario practice portion which is scheduled three days per week for 12 weeks;
    • one hospital clinical practicum which is approximately 200 hours spread over the second and semesters; and
    • a preceptorship (672 hours paramedic practicum) which is scheduled over a 17-week period.
    Students must take a comprehensive written examination and oral board examination with the program medical director at the end of the practicum. The authority to practice as an advanced care paramedic student (ACP) is contingent on being in good standing with a Paramedic Service (if applicable) and upon certification by a medical director.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Possess critical-thinking and analytical skills.
    • Are interested in working in challenging environments.
    • Have good communication skills.
  • Overview

    The one-year Autism and Behavioural Sciences Ontario College Graduate Certificate program provides you with a firm grounding in the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), specifically in the application of these principles to Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ABA is a research-based and data-driven science that can be used to teach individuals with ASD a variety of new skills including social, play, self-help, language and academic skills. Learn the characteristics of individuals with ASD, evidence-based practices in ABA, the professional code of ethics and the development and implementation of behavioural treatment plans. Gain practical experience working with clients and ABA treatment teams through two field placements, totalling 350 hours. Graduates of the program work predominantly with children. Career opportunities may include:
    • ASD treatment teams
    • school boards
    • community agencies
    • family settings

    Success Factors

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Are caring and like to work with children and families.
    • Are detail-oriented and enjoy evaluating and implementing evidence-based interventions.
    • Are comfortable working with multidisciplinary, professional teams.
    • Have strong observational and analytical skills.
    • Are self-motivated and enjoy challenges.
    • Have experience working with computers.
    • Have experience finding, reading and using peer-reviewed journal articles.
    • Are proficient in English.
    The successful completion of this program will enable the graduate to:
    1. Assess and analyze the characteristics, skills and behaviour of individuals with ASD to effectively implement evidence-based behavioural interventions.
    2. Design and implement effective behavioural intervention plans under appropriate supervision and based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA).
    3. Evaluate the effectiveness of behavioural intervention plans based on the principles of ABA.
    4. Work collaboratively with families, teams, service providers and the broader community to respond to the learning and behavioural needs of individuals with ASD.
    5. Design, implement and evaluate as part of a team, ABA based transition plans for individuals with ASD.
    6. Comply with established ethical principles and professional guidelines.
    7. Provide leadership in the promotion and provision of services to meet the needs of individuals with ASD and their families.
    8. Evaluate empirical evidence in order to select appropriate interventions for individuals with ASD.
  • Overview

    This fully online, part-time Algonquin College Certificate program provides a thorough understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) across the life span and an overview of current support and intervention techniques used with this population in home, school and community settings. The program covers fundamental support strategies for increasing learning and independence while minimizing behavioural challenges. Students explore the defining characteristics and presentations of ASD, as well as communication challenges, social skill difficulties, sensory processing differences and anxiety challenges that are often faced by individuals with this diagnosis. Through elective courses, students learn strategies for supporting young children in child care settings, the role of the Educational Assistant (EA) in the classroom and/or common supports and programs available for youth and adults in the community. Students also receive authentic industry experience through participation in a placement within the field. Supplemented with additional knowledge and/or experience in early childhood education, developmental services, child and youth care or social services, graduates from this program may choose to seek employement in a variety of settings that support individuals with ASD, including child care centres, early intervention programs, schools, community groups/activities and group home settings. To qualify for this certificate, you must complete the program within three years.

    SUCCESS FACTORS:

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Are curious about autism and how individuals with ASD think and learn.
    • Are interested in supporting individuals with ASD in the community.
    • Are non-judgemental, mature, empathetic and accepting of differences.
    • Have strong communication skills.
    • Have good observational and problem solving skills.
    • Have patience, can handle stress and remain calm in difficult situations.
    1. Identify challenges and skill deficits based on an individual's behaviour.
    2. Modify performance in consideration of individuals with ASD's presenting needs and situation.
    3. Use strategies and resources to support individuals with ASD.
    4. Work collaboratively with families, teams, service providers and the broader community to respond to the learning and behavioural needs of individuals with ASD.
    5. Use sensitivity and flexibility with regards to culture, race, ethnicity, language, religion and socio-economic status when interacting with individuals and families.
    6. Conduct oneself ethically when interacting with individuals with ASD and their family/team.
  • Overview

    Contribute to excellence in patient care. The collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program helps you develop the skills to enter the field of nursing. This program prepares you to take on the role of Registered Nurse - offering quality care in the healthcare system. In this program, you experience classroom, laboratory and clinical learning in a wide variety of settings. Key program outcomes include developing critical thinking and communication skills, as you become a professional nurse who solves problems as part of healthcare teams. This is a four-year program offered in collaboration with the University of Ottawa. You experience both theoretical and applied courses that help you succeed. You may choose to study at either the University of Ottawa, Algonquin (Ottawa campus) or Algonquin (Pembroke campus). Those studying at Algonquin College (Ottawa campus) take some of their courses in the first year at the University of Ottawa. Those studying at Algonquin College (Pembroke campus) take all of their classes in Pembroke. Regardless of the location chosen, all successful students graduate with a BScN from the University of Ottawa. Graduates are then eligible to write the NCLEX to become a Registered Nurse in Canada. As a graduate, you contribute to the development of nursing as an art and as a science. Furthermore, you may choose to pursue graduate studies. BScN graduates are in high demand and may work in hospitals, community health agencies, long-term care facilities and a variety of other settings across Canada and around the world.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Enjoy the challenges of working with people of all ages, developmental stages and diverse backgrounds.
    • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Like working with others as a member of a team or in a leadership role.
    • Have strong problem-solving and analytical skills. . Are dedicated patient advocates.
    • Are able to handle physically demanding situations.
    • Are mature, flexible and accepting.
  • Overview

    Using hands-on learning, explore a career that supports cardiac care. The two-year Cardiovascular Technology Ontario College Diploma program provides you with the essential knowledge and technical skills required to perform electrocardiograms, exercise tolerance tests and ambulatory monitoring in the role of a cardiovascular technologist. Professionals in this field work closely with patients to diagnose cardiac conditions. Emphasizing a hands-on approach through in-class clinical simulation and clinical practice, this program is aligned with the competencies outlined by the Canadian Society of Cardiology Technologists (CSCT) National Occupational Competency Profile (NOCP). Areas of focus include performing various non-invasive cardiac testing such as:
    • electrocardiography
    • stress testing
    • ambulatory monitoring
    • pacemaker follow-up
    You develop critical thinking by integrating knowledge of cardiac anatomy, pharmacology and various pathophysiology to provide accurate diagnostic information to members of the health care team. Graduates of this program are eligible to write the CSCT national certification exam. Upon successful completion of this exam, graduates become Registered Cardiology Technologists (RCT). This provides employment opportunities across Canada in:
    • hospitals
    • private cardiac clinics
    • physician offices
    • cardiac rehabilitation centres
    • pacemaker clinics
    • ambulatory monitoring health services
    • medical sales or research
    Graduates may pursue post-graduate studies in such areas as cardiac sonography, pacemaker technology or cardiac electrophysiology technology. The College will be seeking accreditation with Accreditation Canada.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Are able to work effectively under stressful situations.
    • Are compassionate and caring.
    • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Enjoy physical and hands-on work.
    • Find value in problem solving and critical thinking.
    • Are attentive to detail.
    • Enjoy working as a member of a team.
  • Overview

    Take your future into your hands. The Clinically Intensive Orientation to Nursing in Ontario program is for Canadian Registered Nurses who are registered in either Ontario or another Canadian jurisdiction and have a letter from the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) stating they are out of practise hours and are required to complete theory and clinical hours to re-obtain their registration in Ontario. This program is also for non-registered foreign-trained nurses who have met the educational requirements for registration as a Registered Nurse (RN) in Ontario and have been given permission to write the NCLEX but are out of practise hours and are required to complete theory and clinical hours mandated by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) to obtain registration as a RN in Ontario. This program is NOT for non-registered foreign-trained nurses who require further education to achieve their outlined competencies as mandated by the College of Nurses to achieve registration as a Registered Nurse in Ontario. Those competencies must be completed at a university. This program is identical to Orientation to Nursing in Ontario for Nurses. The difference in the two programs is that Clinically Intensive Orientation to Nursing in Ontario is for those whose College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) letter requires more than 400 hours of clinical, which will require another semester to complete. This one-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program prepares you to write the provincial registration exam (NCLEX), if required by the College of Nurses of Ontario, and meet the requirements for clinical practice, proving your skills are up-to-date. This program is a review of the knowledge and skills you develop through basic education and workplace experience. Given the ever-changing technological world, however, this program is NOT meant for those who have spent a decade or longer away from nursing. In this program, you apply theoretical knowledge during supervised clinical experiences. These clinical experiences may take place in a hospital, a long-term care facility, a clinic, or a community health setting. Nurses are provided the opportunity to meet the College of Nurses of Ontario requirements through these experiences, demonstrating the skills necessary for re-entry into nursing.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for nurses who:
    • Possess satisfactory oral and written English language skills.
    • Understand the importance of successful inter-professional communication in the healthcare setting.
    • Are motivated to upgrade their existing skills and competency.
    • Are interested in enhancing their critical thought processes for decision making and leadership.
  • Overview

    Build your career in oral health. The Dental Assisting (Levels I and II) Ontario College Certificate program gives you the ability to work professionally, ethically and collaboratively within a healthcare team to provide oral care for clients. Integrating theory and practice, you learn radiography, lab and chair-side skills, oral health education, and the maintenance of a practice environment necessary for work in the field. Through on-site and off-site dental office experiences, develop dental assisting skills to perform with competence and safety. Provide client care in the Algonquin College dental clinic and experience a 60-hour placement in a private dental office. This one-year Ontario College Certificate program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada. Graduates are eligible to write the National Dental Assisting examination, which requires successful completion to practice Level II Dental Assisting skills in Ontario. You may then apply for certification with the Ontario Dental Assistants Association. Graduates may find work as a Dental Assistant in:
    • general and specialty practices
    • community health settings
    • dental sales, or
    • dental supply companies

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Are self-directed.
    • Are critical thinkers.
    • Are able to manage time and a demanding workload.
    • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Are detail-oriented, organized and committed to achieving excellence in their work.
  • Overview

    Give people a reason to smile. The three-year Dental Hygiene Ontario College Advanced Diploma program, delivered over two and half years, combines theory and hands-on skills to prepare you for a challenging and rewarding career in preventive dental health care. It allows you to fulfil the role of the dental hygienist as researcher, advocate, educator, administrator, clinician and health promoter. This program teaches you how to provide safe and effective dental hygiene care in collaboration with the client, community, and other healthcare providers. This happens through a variety of learning experiences including seminars, case presentations and on-site and off-site practicums. You provide preventive services in our on-site dental clinic under the supervision of Registered Dental Hygienists and Dentists. These experiences increase your employability upon graduation and help prepare you for the workforce. This program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada. Graduates are eligible to write the National Dental Hygiene Certification Exam, which, once passed, allows you to register with the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario. Once registered as a Dental Hygienist, you may find employment working in:
    • general and specialty practices
    • healthcare facilities
    • community health settings
    • research and education
    • dental sales
    • dental supply companies

    SUCCESS FACTORS:

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Are self-directed.
    • Are critical thinkers.
    • Are able to manage time and a demanding workload.
    • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Are detail-oriented, organized and committed to achieving excellence in their work.
  • Overview

    Further your career in cardiac sonography, exploring theory and clinical practise. The two-year Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Ontario College Graduate Certificate provides you with the essential theoretical knowledge and technical skills required to produce, evaluate and diagnose sonographic images of the heart and surrounding structures. Ultrasound is an important, non-invasive diagnostic tool used to identify the anatomical and physiological state of internal organs. Working independently and in collaboration with healthcare team members, Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographers capture, analyze and identify a variety of complex ultrasound images. These images assist cardiologists in the diagnosis and management of different heart diseases in children and adults. Through theory, simulation, laboratory practice and extensive clinical experience, you learn to manipulate sound waves to create images of the human heart. By applying principles of safety and quality assurance, you ensure the safe and proper use of ultrasound equipment in the clinical setting. In addition, you develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills as you adapt theoretical knowledge to clinical practice. You work within an inter-professional healthcare team to deliver safe patient assessment and imaging, consistent with the best practice standards for diagnostic cardiac sonography. Graduates from this program are eligible to write the national certification exams. The Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography program is seeking accreditation status from Accreditation Canada EQUALTM. Upon successful completion of these exams, graduates are credentialed as Canadian Cardiac Sonographers and may find employment in laboratories, hospitals and medical sales companies. To become American Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographers, the American certification exam must be successfully completed.

    Success Factors:

    This program is well suited for learners who:
    • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Are self-directed in a team environment.
    • Demonstrate proficiency with technology.
    • Possess good hand-eye coordination and are detail-oriented.
    • Hold strong analytical and perceptual skills.
    • Desire to work in a variety of challenging employment settings.
    • Are able to work effectively under stressful situations.
    • Are detail-oriented and conscientious.
    • Possess the ability to think critically and to self-reflect.
  • Overview

    Further your career in diagnostic sonography, exploring theory and clinical practise. The two-year Diagnostic Medical Sonography Ontario College Graduate Certificate program provides you with the crucial knowledge and technical skills to produce sonographic images and carry out diagnostic procedures. Diagnostic medical sonography is a diverse and dynamic field of work. Sonographers must be able to work well in stressful situations and think critically. The quality of an ultrasound study is dependent on the skills of the sonographer. Through theory, simulation, lab practice and many extensive clinical experiences, you learn to produce quality sonographic images. You consider health and safety in your work and apply quality assurance for the safe and proper use of ultrasound. You have two, 600-hour field placements where you enhance your technical, professional, interpersonal and patient management skills. These acquired skills help you to function as a member of a healthcare team. This program offers you the hands-on skills you need for success. Algonquin College`s Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is accredited by the Accreditation Canada EQaITM, and graduates from accredited programs are eligible to write the national certification through Sonography Canada and/or the American Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Upon successful completion of the national certification, you hold the title of Canadian Generalist Sonographer and/or American Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. You may find employment as a:
    • diagnostic medical sonographer
    • sonography educator
    • medical technical salesperson
    • application specialist
    • medical researcher
    • manager or supervisor in related fields

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Can be self-directed in a team environment.
    • Demonstrate proficiency with technology.
    • Possess excellent hand-eye coordination.
    • Are detail-oriented and conscientious.
    • Have strong analytical and perceptual skills.
    • Are able to work effectively in challenging and stressful situations.
    • Possess the ability to think critically and to self-reflect.
  • Overview

    Are you ready to transform health care? The Digital Health Ontario College Graduate Certificate program provides you with the skills to lead and implement projects and contribute to their effectiveness and ultimately, patient safety. Through simulation activities, you gain both theoretical and practical knowledge. Project-based learning and teamwork allow you to apply your knowledge of digital health. Your knowledge is further broadened through exposure to information technology contexts in healthcare settings such as: rural, and remote settings; hospitals and other large healthcare organizations; and community-based healthcare and consumer health. This Graduate Certificate program takes the knowledge and skills that you already have from previous post-secondary credentials/work experience and complements them with additional digital health industry-accepted standards and practices. The program provides you with opportunities to access research and development experiences in partnership with community partners in the digital health industy by applying your newly-gained skills in a hands-on, technology and research-rich learning environment. By graduation, you understand how to assess, manage and action projects in today`s dynamic healthcare system. You may find work leading and managing digital health projects and programs in:
    • healthcare institutions
    • consulting firms
    • government, and
    • other private sector health providers
     

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Enjoy learning about, and working with current technology in the rapidly changing environment of digital health.
    • Are comfortable communicating with and leading groups of peers in professional settings.
    • Seek opportunities to work with groups of individuals with diverse professional backgrounds.
    • Are comfortable making and executing decisions.
    • Enjoy presenting and communicating ideas to diverse audiences.
    • Value lifelong learning.
  • The two-year Fitness and Health Promotion Ontario College Diploma program prepares you to perform the roles and responsibilities of fitness and health consultants who plan, promote and deliver a wide variety of services. These include activity and educational programs that enhance the health, fitness and well-being of individuals and groups in diverse settings. In this program, you learn the skills and knowledge to live a fit and healthy lifestyle, which, in turn, allows you to help others achieve their own health and lifestyle goals. Field placements in the program provide on-the-job training. These varied placements allow you to apply the skills and knowledge gained in classes to a workplace setting, as well as gain exposure to potential employers and add to your overall marketability and employability after graduation. Nationally-recognized certifications in Group Fitness and Personal Training are part of the program, further enabling you to meet the demands of a growing market in fitness and health promotion. Upon graduating, you may find employment in the fitness industry in a variety of settings. These may include:
    • fitness and health clubs
    • YMCA/YWCA corporate
    • recreation and fitness programs
    • public and private fitness programs
    • community institutions for special populations
    • municipal recreation departments
    Additionally, you may choose to become a consultant or business entrepreneur.

    Success Factors

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Are interested in their own personal health and how they can make healthier lifestyle choices for themselves and others.
    • Prefer a physically active lifestyle and enjoy encouraging others to be more physically active.
    • Are friendly, outgoing and like to interact with other people.
    • Currently have strong interpersonal, time management and personal management skills or wish to develop those skills.
    • Are comfortable speaking in front of small and medium-sized groups or wish to develop those skills.
    • Enjoy learning about the human body and how it works.
    The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
    1. Conduct assessments of fitness, well-being, and lifestyle for clients and effectively communicate assessment results.
    2. Prescribe appropriate physical activity, fitness, active living, and lifestyle programs to enhance health, fitness, and well-being of clients.
    3. Utilize appropriate interviewing and counselling skills to promote or enhance health, fitness, active living, and well-being of clients.
    4. Collaborate with individuals in the selection and adoption of strategies that will enable them to take control of and improve their health, fitness, and well-being.
    5. Develop, implement, and evaluate activities, programs, and events which respond to identified needs and interests of clients and maximize the benefits of health, fitness, and well-being.
    6. Train individuals and instruct groups in exercise and physical activities.
    7. Contribute to community health promotion strategies.
    8. Assist in the development of business plans for health and fitness programs, activities, and facilities.
    9. Implement strategies and plans for ongoing personal and professional growth and development.
    10. Develop and implement risk management strategies* for health and fitness programs, activities, and facilities.
    11. Interact effectively with clients, staff, and volunteers in health and fitness programs, activities, and facilities.
    12. Identify and apply discipline-specific practices that contribute to the local and global community through social responsibility, economic commitment and environmental stewardship.
  • Overview

    Putting knowledge and skills into your own hands. The Massage Therapy Ontario College Advanced Diploma program provides you with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to provide safe, effective and ethical care at an entry-level of practice within the massage therapy profession. Graduates from this program have the knowledge, skills and judgement to provide safe, competent and ethical care as entry-level massage therapists. In choosing this program, you learn about anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, professional communication, ethics, jurisprudence in healthcare, massage theory and massage practice skills. You also participate in lab exercises throughout the program where you learn how to:
    • conduct a clinical assessment
    • formulate a comprehensive clinical impression
    • create a client-centred treatment plan
    • provide safe and ethical massage therapy care
    Part of your learning experience also includes working with clients in supervised clinics on campus and in community placement settings. Graduates of this program are ready to take the next steps in starting their career. In order to practice as a Massage Therapist in Ontario, you must register with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO). The registration process requires successful completion of professional certification examinations. Massage Therapists build successful practices in a variety of settings, including:
    • private practice
    • mobile practice
    • chiropractic and/or Physiotherapy offices
    • healthcare organizations
    • fitness centres

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Enjoy solving problems and challenging their mind.
    • Want to make a difference in peoples` lives through nurturing touch.
    • Value compassion and respect when communicating with others.
    • Like to work with their hands and are physically fit.
  • Overview

    Concerned about the safety of people at work and the related workplace hazards? This College Certificate program provides students with knowledge, skills and training in the theories and practices of occupational safety and health. In addition to the fundamentals, students learn the management skills required to help them gain the ability to oversee workplace safety programs. To qualify for this certificate, you must complete the program within four years. The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
    1. Recognize, describe, evaluate and control occupational health hazards in the workplace.
    2. Develop, deliver and evaluate workplace safety and health programs.
    3. Apply management strategies to examine and evaluate environmental issues and policies.
    4. Identify the impact of social, global, technological, environmental changes and trends in the safety and health industry.
    5. Analyze and manage processes related to occupational safety and health and legislation, Canadian federal and Ontario provincial legislation, National Fire Code and international standards.
  • Overview

    Pursue a career that builds on strengths to advance quality of life. The two-year Occupational Therapist Assistant/Physiotherapist Assistant Ontario College Diploma program gives you the knowledge and skills to work under an occupational therapist and/or physiotherapist. Occupational therapist assistants and physiotherapist assistants play a vital supporting role in the assessment, planning and implementation of therapeutic care for patients with the goal of achieving functional independence and occupational performance. They help teach clients to cope with limits in movement, daily functioning and activities. Through classroom theory, lab techniques, group work and practical experience, you prepare to work with patients coping with health limitations. During various clinical placements, you apply theory and knowledge while further developing your skills. With more than 600 hours of clinical placements during the program, you increase your understanding of the field and gain confidence assisting professional therapists in various healthcare facilities. Upon graduating, you may find work in:
    • hospitals
    • health centres
    • community organizations
    • rehabilitation facilities
    • Private clinics, and long-term care
     

    SUCCESS FACTORS:

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Enjoy the challenges of working with and accepting people of all ages and stages of development and of varying backgrounds.
    • Possess good communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Function well in a team environment.
    • Possess strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
    • Are able to effectively handle physically demanding situations.
    • Enjoy physical and hands-on work.
  • Overview

    Bring your leadership to the dynamic field of emergency medicine. Graduates from this top-rated Paramedic Ontario College Diploma program are ready for success in the workforce . Paramedics fill a critical role in our health care system with employment opportunities in rural and urban paramedic services. This program combines applied and theoretical experiences to provide you with the necessary skills. In this program you learn all aspects of emergency medicine, how to deal with emergencies, and develop the means to communicate with patients, family members and healthcare professionals. In the final term of the program, you get the chance to put your knowledge and skills into practice through a paramedic practicum experience. It is in this setting that you experience a wide variety of calls and are able to display proficiency working as a necessary member of a team. This 420-hour practicum provides you with the opportunity work and learn alongside active paramedics. The program is delivered through:
    • in-class theory
    • online learning
    • practical/laboratory courses
    • high-fidelity simulation
    • hospital clinicals, and
    • practicums
      At the conclusion of the program, you are able to write the Advanced Emergency Medical Care Attendant exam. After graduating, you may be employed in Paramedic Services throughout Ontario and Canada. Graduates may also choose to continue their studies to obtain advanced training to practice at higher levels of paramedicine.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Are high academic achievers with proven postsecondary success.
    • Are mature individuals with excellent communication skills.
    • Possess strong leadership and time management skills.
    • Are looking for a professional career that is dynamic and challenging.
    • Are able to work effectively in challenging environments and in stressful situations.
  • Overview

    Make a difference in the lives of others. The Personal Support Worker Ontario College Certificate program prepares you for immediate work in healthcare. This two-semester program provides you with the knowledge and practical skills to work as a care provider in a range of healthcare settings. Develop the ability to engage with persons and families of various ages and health-related needs to promote healthy living. Learn how to assist clients with their daily personal care needs, such as bathing, dressing, grooming, and toileting. In your career, you help those who need assistance to remain as independent as possible. Through theory, lab practice and clinical/community experiences, learn how to deliver person-centred care, encourage independence and improve the quality of life for your clients. Participate in two different clinical experiences, where you focus on the various skills needed to succeed in the field. In these clinical placements, you demonstrate your knowledge and expertise and learn about applying different concepts to real-world environments. These clinical experiences provide you with the opportunity to continue working as a member of a healthcare team. After graduating, you may find employment as a Personal Support Worker. In this role, you work under the supervision of Registered Nurses and/or Registered Practical Nurses in:
    • retirement homes
    • long-term care facilities
    • home care agencies, and
    • hospitals

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Enjoy the challenges of working with individuals of all ages and cultural backgrounds.
    • Possess good communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Enjoy working with others as a member of a team.
    • Are willing to meet the needs of an aging population.
    • Possess the ability to handle physically and emotionally demanding situations.
    • Possess basic computer skills (Microsoft Word, use of email, website navigation).
    • Possess strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Overview

    Contributing to a healthcare team, support excellence in patient care. The Practical Nursing Ontario College Diploma program prepares you for work in the healthcare system. You learn the necessary skills and techniques for the workforce - the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation tools required to provide nursing care to those of all ages. Throughout the program, your education includes theory, lab techniques, applied experiences and independent study. As a student, you have the opportunity to gain hands-on skills in a variety of healthcare facilities, as well as to participate in clinical placements. An added benefit of this program is the Simulation Lab and other Nursing labs on campus, where you experience realistic simulation scenarios. These help you to build confidence in your skills and techniques before working with patients in clinical placements in the community. Placements are in real-world settings such as retirement homes, long-term care homes and hospitals. In order for you to practice in Ontario, you are required to be licensed by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO). This program gives you the necessary knowledge and skills to write the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination in Ontario. Registered Practical Nurses work in close collaboration with healthcare teams. You may find employment on a team in a variety of:
    • community clinics
    • private homes
    • nursing homes
    • homes for the aged/geriatric
    • rehabilitative, medical, surgical, and obstetrical units
    You may also choose to pursue further studies after graduation. For more information on the Nursing Profession, please review the Fact Sheet Requisite Skills and Abilities for Nursing Practice in Ontario, available on the CNO website.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Enjoy the challenges of working with and accepting people of all ages and stages of development and of varying backgrounds.
    • Have good communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Enjoy working with others as a member of a team or in a leadership role.
    • Possess strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
    • Are dedicated patient advocates.
    • Can handle physically demanding situations.
    • Are mature and flexible.
    • Can work any scheduled shifts in a 24-hour period.
    • Are proficient in math.
  • Overview

    Pursue a career in protecting the safety of people and the environment. The Regulatory Affairs - Sciences Ontario College Graduate Certificate program provides you with the skills and knowledge to pursue an entry-level career in industry and government regulatory agencies in Canada. The regulation of products in industries such as healthcare, biotechnology, food, industrial chemical and agrochemical is of international concern. The resulting increase in regulation has driven the demand for qualified individuals in regulatory affairs. With a focus on protecting the safety of people and the environment, professionals in this field have a positive impact on the public good. Understand the regulatory environment in Canada, including the socioeconomic aspects of:
    • regulations across industries
    • how to interpret and apply regulations
    • how to develop and manage regulatory submissions.
    Learn project management and communications skills, and assess regulatory compliance and the frameworks that govern processes and products. Students also have the option to gain real-world experience through a paid co-operative education (co-op) work term (see Additional Information for more details). Please note that places in the co-op version of the program are subject to availability. Graduates of this program have a strong understanding of regulation generally but develop a detailed understanding of regulation for protecting public, worker and environmental health and safety in the areas of:
    • pharmaceuticals and medical devices
    • agrochemicals
    • industrial chemicals, including in manufacturing and consumer products
    You may also find employment in positions such as:
    • quality assurance specialist
    • administrator in various regulated industries
    • analyst
    • associate
    • consultant
    • regulatory compliance officer

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Possess strong written and oral communication skills.
    • Are adept at analytical and critical thinking and are detail-oriented.
    • Are inquisitive and able to analyze, evaluate and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.
    • Effectively conduct research and analyze findings.
    • Possess effective leadership skills.
    • Have a strong interest in protecting the safety of people and the environment.
  • Overview

    Explore a rewarding career advancing community care with clinical care. The Respiratory Therapy Ontario College Advanced Diploma program prepares you for success in the profession of respiratory therapy. With access to state-of-the-art equipment, simulation techniques and clinical placements, you gain the hands-on skills necessary for employment. Learn to practice competently, safely and effectively in diverse practice settings. By the end of the program, you demonstrate the ability to work as a team member in support of clients` respiratory care. You participate in clinical lab simulations and apply theory to clinical practice. You also complete more than 1,200 hours in clinical placements, which may require relocation for a portion or for the full placement to another clinical setting across Ontario. These experiences take place in various settings: general wards, emergency departments, neonatal intensive care units, and operating units. Graduates are eligible to take the National Alliance of Respiratory Therapy Regulatory Bodies credential exam, which is required to work in Canada and to use the title of Registered Respiratory Therapist. Graduates typically find employment:
    • as staff therapists in hospitals
    • in adult, pediatric and neonatal intensive care units
    • in emergency departments and cardiopulmonary diagnostic units
    • in the private sector in community care, medical sales, dental offices or research
    • Graduates may choose to pursue post-graduate studies in areas such as polysomnography, anesthesia assistant or cardiopulmonary perfusion.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Are able to work effectively in stressful situations.
    • Have strong observational and analytical skills.
    • Possess an applied technical aptitude.
    • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills while interacting with patients, their families and other members of the healthcare team.

Human & Social Services, CSW Programs

  • Overview

    This fully online Ontario College Graduate Certificate program is primarily designed to enhance and further develop the skills of individuals who already work in health care or the social services field and who are interested in specializing in addictions and mental health. There is a growing need for coordinated services by professionals with the knowledge and skills to treat concurrent disorders. Students take an interdisciplinary approach to the study of mental health, mental illness and substance use including focus on holistic assessment and intervention strategies, recovery process and promotion of ongoing mental health. Students acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required by front-line workers and supervisors to deliver responsive and effective substance use disorder treatment and mental health services, while promoting empowerment, self-determination and optimum quality of life to individuals. Students gain practical experience through the supervised field placement in the field.

    Upon completion of the program, students possess the knowledge and skills to work with vulnerable populations in a variety of community mental health and addictions services settings, dependent on their prior experience and credentials. These settings may include social service and government agencies, mental health agencies, residential treatment centres, group homes, homeless shelters, school boards, services for women, services for aboriginal people, crisis response services, correctional facilities, hospitals, long-term care facilities, hospices and other establishments.

    To qualify for this certificate, you must complete the program within six years.

    Success factors

    This program is well-suited for students who:

    • Are interested in improving the quality of life for those with mental health and/or substance use challenges
    • Want to contribute as team members in a wide range of dynamic environments
    • Are non-judgemental, flexible, mature and compassionate
    • Like to support and encourage others
    • Have patience and can handle stress and remain calm in difficult situations
    • Are comfortable with self-reflective practice.

    The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

    1. Use a bio-psycho-spiritual framework when providing addictions and mental health services.
    2. Provide holistic, client-centred, gender-based, culturally relevant assessments and interventions to individuals, groups and families within social and cultural contexts across the lifespan.
    3. Integrate skills and knowledge from a range of frameworks and contexts in addictions, mental health and concurrent disorders to provide non-biased services to women and those from diverse and varied populations.
    4. Educate individuals, families, groups and the community regarding issues and approaches through knowledge translation, knowledge exchange and the dissemination of relevant and current research and practice via formal and informal education.
    5. Access, utilize and advocate for culturally informed community supports and services for individuals, families and the community.
    6. Actively participate in and contribute to, relevant networks, groups and organizations promoting development, improvement and advancement in the fields of addictions and mental health.
    7. Work collaboratively within inter-professional teams providing ethical, effective, timely, and coordinated holistic services.
    8. Practice ethical and responsible behaviour in all aspects of work.
    9. Use research results to design and implement client care and services with the participation and contribution of the client, their family, and the community.
    10. Identify and apply discipline-specific practices that contribute to the local and global community through social responsibility, economic commitment and environmental stewardship.
  • Overview

    Learn how to survey, monitor and control radiation exposure for a career in the nuclear industry. The two-year Applied Nuclear Science and Radiation Safety Ontario College Diploma program is the only program of its kind in Canada. In this program, you learn to monitor radiation levels and implement preventive measures critical to ensuring the safety of employees and members of the public and providing for protection of the environment. Learn to effectively complete important tasks focusing on radiation safety, such as detecting and measuring radiation levels, mitigating contamination hazards and providing guidance and information to personnel to control contamination and minimize radiation exposure. Gain theoretical and practical understanding of nuclear operations fundamentals, radiation detection and measurement, instrumentation and techniques, waste management, contamination and decontamination procedures, and incident assessments. Your courses focus on regulatory frameworks and compliance with internationally accepted radiation protection principles. Learn from nuclear industry professionals who have years of experience. This program benefits from a partnership between Algonquin College and Bruce Power, Ontario`s largest private electricity generating company. Benefit from the opportunity to complete industry-recognized certifications in this program. Students also have the option to gain real-world experience through a paid co-operative education (co-op) work term (see Additional Information for more details). Please note that places in the co-op version of the program are subject to availability. Students who elect to apply to the non co-op version of the program may not have the opportunity to transfer to the co-op version at a later date. Graduates may find employment in:
    • nuclear power plants
    • nuclear-based research and development facilities
    • decontamination/waste storage facilities
    • uranium mines/mills
    • radiation protection contract companies
    • isotope production/refinement facilities
    • hospitals that use radioisotopes
    • universities with radiological labs
    • the oil and gas industry concerned with naturally-occurring radioactive materials (NORMS) management
    Graduates may work in roles such as:
    • contamination monitor
    • radiation protection technician
    • radiation surveyor
    • health physics technician
    • NORMs technician

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Perform well both individually and in a team environment.
    • Possess strong critical-thinking and analytical skills.
    • Use systematic approaches to problem-solve and to follow procedures.
    • Have an appreciation for precise and accurate work.
    • Possess excellent communication skills and interpersonal abilities.
    • Possess strong mathematical skills.
    • Value the importance of and take responsibility for safety in the workplace.
  • Overview

    Experience current and emerging technologies in Canada`s only Bachelor of Building Science program. The four-year Bachelor of Building Science Honours Degree program is designed to give you a broad knowledge base related to building environments. It covers all facets of building design, construction, human comfort and sustainability. It is Canada`s only Bachelor of Building Science program.
    If you have a recognized Diploma in Architectural Technician, Construction Engineering Technician, or Advanced Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology you may be eligible to enter into the second year of the program with advanced academic standing. See Application/Admission Information for details. The small class sizes of the program allow you and your peers to form tight-knit working groups and build the effective communication skills necessary to succeed in the industry. You spend approximately one third of your time working in the labs, developing your skills. You also have the opportunity to gain industry experience from site visits, professors who are actively working in the field and two mandatory cooperative education (co-op) work terms. As a student in the program, you learn skills specific to architecture, construction methodologies, building envelopes, sustainability and other areas such as:
    • science and engineering principles, professionalism and methodologies
    • fundamentals of mathematics, technical writing, computer applications
    • building frames and structures, geotechnical engineering, and materials science
    • sustainable design, botany, renewable energy, urban planning and building information modeling
    • business fundamentals, project planning and management, and research and leadership skills
      Graduates may find work as a(n):
    • building scientist
    • architectural or construction project manager
    • energy consultant
    • building inspector
    • researcher
    • junior analyst
    • technical staff member with engineering firms or government agencies
      Graduates of this program may also pursue further study in a variety of graduate credentials, such as Algonquin College`s Energy Management Ontario College Graduate Certificate, or pursue a Master`s degree in Building Science.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well suited for students who:
    • Appreciate the role of mathematics and applied science in the development of engineering solutions.
    • Can work independently and contribute to problem-solving teams.
    • Like to use drawings and spatial reasoning to visualize possibilities.
    • Are inquisitive about the reasoning behind the choices and decisions that are made during building construction.
    • Enjoy the challenge of researching and testing building methods and materials.
    • Are interested in working with individuals who offer diverse perspectives.
  • Overview

    Experience current and emerging technologies in Canada`s only Bachelor of Building Science program. The four-year Bachelor of Building Science (Honours) degree program is designed to give you a broad knowledge base of building environments. It covers all facets of building design, construction, human comfort and sustainability. It is Canada`s only Bachelor of Building Science program. If you have an Advanced Diploma from Architectural Technology or Civil Engineering Technology you may be eligible to enter the third year of the program. See Application/Admission Information for details. The small class sizes of the program allow you and your peers to form tight-knit working groups and build effective communication skills necessary to succeed in the industry. You spend approximately one third of your time working in labs, developing your skills. You also have the opportunity to gain industry experience from site visits, professors who are actively working in the field, and a mandatory cooperative education (co-op) semester. As a student in the program, you learn skills specific to architecture, construction methodologies, building envelopes, sustainability and other areas such as:
    • science and engineering principles, professionalism and methodologies
    • fundamentals of mathematics, technical writing, computer applications
    • building frames and structures, Geotechnical engineering, and materials science
    • sustainable design, botany, renewable energy, urban planning and building information modeling
    • business fundamentals, project planning and management, and research and leadership skills
      Graduates may find work as a(n):
    • building scientist architectural or construction project manager
    • energy consultant
    • building inspector
    • researcher
    • junior analyst
    • technical staff member with engineering firms or government agencies
      Graduates of this program may also pursue further study in a variety of graduate credentials, such as Algonquin College`s Energy Management Ontario College Graduate Certificate, or pursue a Master`s degree in Building Science.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well suited for students who:
    • Appreciate the role of mathematics and applied science in the development of engineering solutions.
    • Can work independently and contribute to problem-solving teams.
    • Like to use drawings and spatial reasoning to visualize possibilities.
    • Are inquisitive about the reasoning behind the choices and decisions that are made during building construction.
    • Enjoy the challenge of researching and testing building methods and materials.
    • Are interested in working with individuals who offer diverse perspectives.
  • Overview

    Experience current and emerging technologies in Canada`s only Bachelor of Building Science program. The four-year Bachelor of Building Science (Honours) degree program is designed to give you a broad knowledge base related to building environments. It covers all facets of building design, construction, human comfort and sustainability. It is Canada`s only Bachelor of Building Science program. The small class sizes of the program allow you and your peers to form tight-knit working groups and build effective communication skills necessary to succeed in the industry. You will send approximately one third of your time working in the labs, developing your skills. You also have the opportunity to gain industry experience from the site visits, professors who are actively working in the field, and two mandatory paid cooperative education (co-op) terms. As a student in the program, you learn skills specific to architecture, construction methodologies, building enveloped, sustainability and other areas such as:
    • science and engineering principles, professionalism and methodologies
    • fundamentals of mathematics, technical writing, computer applications
    • building frames and structures, geotechnical engineering, and materials science
    • sustainable design, botany, renewable energy, urban planning and building information modeling
    • business fundamentals, project planning and management, research and leadership skills
    If you have a recognized Advanced Diploma in Architectural Technology or Civil Engineering Technology, you may be eligible to enter the third year of study. If you have a recognized Diploma in Architectural Technician, Construction Engineering Technician, or an Advanced Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology you may be eligible to enter into the second year with advanced standing. See the Bachelor of Building Science (Honours) Entry into Level 5 and Bachelor of Building Science (Honours) Entry into Level 3 bridging programs for details. Graduates may find work as a(n):
    • building scientist architectural or construction project manager
    • energy consultant
    • building inspector
    • researcher
    • junior analyst
    • technical staff member with engineering firms or government agencies
    Graduates of this program may also pursue further study in a variety of graduate credentials, such as Algonquin College`s Energy Management Ontario College Graduate Certificate, or pursue a Master`s degree in Building Science.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well suited for students who:
    • Appreciate the role of mathematics and applied science in the development of engineering solutions.
    • Can work independently and contribute to problem-solving teams.
    • Like to use drawings and spatial reasoning to visualize possibilities.
    • Are inquisitive about the reasoning behind the choices and decisions made during building construction.
    • Enjoy the challenge of researching and testing building methods and materials.
    • Are interested in working with individuals who offer diverse perspectives.
  • Overview

    Explore a challenging and rewarding career in the evolving field of public safety. The four-year Bachelor of Public Safety (Honours) degree program imparts the theory and hands-on instruction allowing you to develop a systematic approach to public safety to counter, coordinate and investigate man-made and natural threats to individuals, information systems security, critical infrastructure, organizations, companies, and governments. You learn the proven and sound principles of public safety within the context of Canadian legislation. Theoretical and experiential courses, combined with applied research and two co-op work terms, provide you with work-integrated learning opportunities, as well as the opportunity to develop and build investigative and analytical problem-solving skills. You develop inter-professional capabilities using a collaborative approach to addressing public safety situations. This program prepares you for positions in the field of public safety encompassing security, countering crime, and emergency management. Graduates may find public safety employment opportunities in policing and the military, as well as various public and private sector organizations, government and non-profit organizations.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well suited for students who:
    • Respond positively to challenges.
    • React to stressful situations by using thoughtful and analytical measures.
    • Like to work in a team environment.
    • Can work independently and contribute to problem-solving teams.
    • Want to work with a wide variety of people and ideas throughout their career.
    • Have an interest geo-political trends and the dynamics of our democratic society.
  • Overview

    The three-year Child and Youth Care Ontario College Advanced Diploma program prepares you to help vulnerable children, youth and families with complex needs.

    Learn to develop and implement a wide range of prevention, intervention and treatment strategies to foster positive change and healthy development in clients. Apply the principles of relational practice with clients, while respecting their unique culture and human diversity.

    In classes, you learn practical and theoretical concepts and then apply them in field placements.

    Working with clients in field placements helps you to develop into a confident and competent child and youth care practitioner. By the end of this program, you have more than 1,000 hours of experience in the field of child and youth care.

    This is the only Child and Youth Care program in Ontario to offer two courses in therapeutic outdoor activities. In these courses, you learn to facilitate therapeutic activities in the outdoors while on a camping trip with fellow classmates and faculty - a truly memorable learning experience.

    There is a wide variety of work opportunities for you after graduation. As a child and youth care practitioner, you may find employment in a:

    • group home
    • hospital
    • mental health treatment centre
    • shelter
    • school
    • youth justice program
    • community resource centre

    If you are interested in furthering your education, this program is a good foundation for future studies in child and youth care, education, social work, psychology and sociology.

    Part-time students have three years to complete year one (level one and level two) of the program.

    Success Factors

    This program is well-suited for students who:

    • Are emotionally strong and able to cope with stress, challenges and crises.
    • Are committed to understanding, working with and facilitating positive change in the lives of children, youth, families and the community.
    • Prefer to work as a member of a team.
    • Have strong observation and analytical skills.
    • Have strong language (oral and written) skills.
    • Are open minded, embrace the concept of diversity, respect and accept the uniqueness in others.

    The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

    1. Develop and maintain relationships with children, youth and their families, applying principles of relational practice and respecting their unique life space, cultural and human diversity.
    2. Assess and respond to the strengths and needs of children and youth, including complex responses impacted by developmental, environmental, physical, emotional, social and mental health challenges in order to promote positive change.
    3. Analyze and evaluate the impact of the inter-relationship among family, social service, justice and community systems on children, youth and their families and use this information in the planning of holistic care and in the reduction of systemic barriers.
    4. Plan, implement and evaluate interventions using evidence-informed practices in the areas of therapeutic milieu and programming, and group work to promote resiliency and to enhance development in children, youth and their families.
    5. Advocate for the right of children, youth and their families and maintain an anti-oppression perspective and cultural competence in diverse cultural contexts.
    6. Apply communication, teamwork and organizational skills within the interprofessional team and with community partners to enhance the quality of service in child and youth care practice.
    7. Develop and implement self-care strategies using self-inquiry and reflection processes to promote self-awareness and to enhance practice as a child and youth care practitioner.
    8. Use evidence-based research, professional development resources and supervision models to support professional growth and lifelong learning.
    9. Identify and apply discipline-specific practices that contribute to the local and global community through social responsibility, economic commitment and environmental stewardship.
  • Overview

    Enhance functioning of people of all ages with this truly rewarding career helping others.

    The two-year Developmental Services Worker Ontario College Diploma program prepares you to support children, youth and adults with physical, mental and/or developmental disabilities, through their activities of daily living, behaviour support, personal care and special education. You assist these individuals as they improve their existing skills and acquire new ones for independence, citizenship and social living.

    As a student, you learn strategies for providing support in schools and community settings, in ways that are respectful of the dignity and individuality of each person you work with.

    This program prepares you to support people of all ages with various developmental and physical disabilities, and mental health disorders. The Developmental Services Worker program uses both experiential and outcome-based theory to help you prepare to work in the variety of settings in the educational as well as the community and social services fields.

    During your program of study you apply theory and skills in various field placements, with opportunities to work as an Educational Assistant and Community Support/Residential Counsellor. These placements allow you to explore concepts from a hands-on point of view. Field placements are crucial when entering human services and help prepare you for work in the field. Throughout the program, you complete a series of field placements, totaling more than 500 hours of work experience.

    You may find work in a variety of roles after graduation, including:

    • educational assistant
    • developmental assistant
    • special needs worker
    • residential counsellor
    • employment specialist
    • life skills instructor
    • vocational instructor
    • family support worker
    • support network facilitator

     

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:

    • Are passionate about supporting individuals with developmental disabilities.
    • Want to work in challenging environments which are physically demanding.
    • Have fine motor skills required for writing and administering medications.
    • Are advocates for social justice.
    • Show integrity, are honest and trustworthy.
    • Display a positive attitude.
  • Overview

    Join those at the forefront of environmental management practice. The Environmental Management and Assessment Ontario College Graduate Certificate program adds depth to your existing expertise in the environmental management and assessment field. Highly-skilled and environmentally-aware professionals are constantly being sought out by employers in the field. This program enhances your knowledge of environmental sciences. Gain essential knowledge and skills by studying a range of disciplines throughout this program, including:
    • ecological conservation
    • project management
    • environmental policy and reporting
    • contaminant control
    • GIS and environmental map design
    Take courses in hydrology, environmental statistics and environmental policies. Work online during the week and experience hands-on laboratory work on weekends. Field experiences throughout the program give you integrative skills that employers of this expanding field are looking for. Students also have the option to gain real-world experience through a paid co-operative education (co-op) work term (see Additional Information for more details). Please note that places in the co-op version of the program are subject to availability. Graduates of this program may be employed in a number of fields including:
    • ecology research and reporting
    • water and wastewater monitoring
    • site assessments
    • cost proposals
    • pollution prevention and control
    • regulatory compliance
    • policy development

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Wish to expand their career options in the environmental industry.
    • Enjoy a hands-on approach to working in the outdoor and built environment.
    • Are critical and innovative thinkers.
    • Are able to analyze, evaluate and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.
    • Are independent learners.
  • Overview

    Prepare for an exhilarating career in nature, adventure or ecotourism sectors. The two-year Outdoor Adventure Naturalist Ontario College Diploma program, delivered in a compressed format over 43 weeks, is the perfect choice for anyone interested in working as a professional in the adventure/ecotourism sector, and guiding and educating clients through interpretation of natural environments. It has been created with our partner, Wilderness Tours, Canada`s largest outdoor adventure company. As a student, you spend more than 550 hours completing field study and practical skills training in outdoor settings/classrooms. Explore areas such as:
    • river touring (kayak touring and gentle rafting)
    • no-trace camping and wilderness travel skills
    • cross-country cycle touring
    • flatwater canoeing
    • astronomy
    • winter camping skills
    • tracking
    • wildlife viewing
    • photography
    • wild edible plants
    • birding
    Complete extended activity skills training sessions and take on several expeditions - the last being self-executed. The program`s curriculum also includes business courses in interpretive media, risk management, financial management and marketing to enhance your career options and pathways. Students also have the option to gain real-world experience through a paid co-operative education (co-op) work term (see Additional Information for more details). Please note that places in the co-op version of the program are subject to availability. Students who elect to apply to the non co-op version of the program may not have the opportunity to transfer to the co-op version at a later date. Benefit from the opportunity to pursue a paid cooperative (co-op) work term. Qualified students with a minimum GPA of 2.7 have the opportunity to pursue co-op offered at the end of the second term. Obtain several industry-related certifications such as:
    • Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) Wild Educator Facilitator
    • IMBA Canada Cycle Tour Leader
    • Paddle Canada Flatwater Canoe Instructor
    • Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
    • Paddle Canada Level II Skills Sea Kayaking
    Upon graduation, you are ready for an exciting, in-demand career. Be prepared to work as:
    • nature and heritage interpreters
    • nature or ecotourism guides
    • program managers
    Graduates may also pursue entrepreneurial opportunities in the nature/adventure/ecotourism sectors.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Enjoy a hands-on approach to learning about the outdoor adventure tourism industry.
    • Are concerned about Social Economic and Environmental (SEE) sustainability and want to personally learn more about SEE sustainability in the Outdoor Adventure Tourism industry.
    • Are committed to guiding and teaching others in a variety of environments.
    • Are interested in learning the skills and abilities required to become an Interpretive/Nature based guiding professional.
  • Overview

    Pursue a fulfilling career working on the front line of social services.

    In the two-year Social Service Worker Ontario College Diploma program, you gain the skills and knowledge to work effectively with individuals, groups and communities dealing with personal and social problems.

    Through theory and practical experiences, the program prepares you to support a wide range of client groups and communities who are in the process of change or growth, including those impacted by issues such as:

    • loss and separation
    • family crisis
    • poverty
    • violence
    • homelessness
    • addiction
    • disability
    • unemployment
    • oppression
    • resettlement issues

     

    As a student, you complete three field placement experiences totaling more than 700 hours. You identify, practice and incorporate theoretical knowledge at a level that provides top client service. As well, you strengthen the bond between yourself and the community by participating in various applied research projects and direct practice opportunities. With these opportunities, you are ready to work on the front line of social services.

    Graduates may secure employment as Social Service Workers in provincial, municipal and private social service agencies including:

    • social service departments
    • long-term care facilities
    • addiction and mental health services
    • schools and programs for youth
    • community health centres
    • shelters
    • residential treatment programs

     

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:

    • Have effective interpersonal skills.
    • Are committed to addressing social issues, such as poverty, homelessness, oppression and human rights.
    • Understand the importance of effective communication with clients and community partners.
    • Are team-oriented and enjoy working with others.
    • Deal effectively with stressful situations.
    • Have resolved personal issues and challenges.

Languages, ESL Programs

  • Overview

    Are you an aspiring writer who enjoys sharing your stories and ideas with others? Enrol in this online College Certificate program and explore your writing potential in a practical, constructive and goal-oriented academic environment. Learn the basics of writing, the structure of language, concepts in aesthetic criticism and the key steps involved in the writing process. Emphasis is placed on developing an individual writing style as students produce works in various genres. To qualify for this certificate, you must complete the program within three years.

    Success Factors

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Possess good written and oral communication skills.
    • Are self-directed in online learning environments.
    • Enjoy the art of writing.
  • Overview

    Prepare for the rewarding career teaching English as a Second/Foreign language. The one-year Teachers of English as a Second/Foreign Language Ontario College Graduate Certificate program is designed to give you a theoretical and hands-on foundation to help you develop proficiency in English as a Second/Foreign Language methodology. This program is officially recognized by TESL Ontario and TESL Canada and is available on campus or through synchronous online delivery. Learn effective approaches to teaching, lesson planning, curriculum design and evaluation. Take courses such as:
    • Pedagogical Grammar
    • Educational Technology in Second Language Teaching
    • Language Learning and Culture
    Apply your theoretical knowledge to real-life teaching. Begin the program by completing an Independent Learning Project that requires you to work one-on-one with an assigned English as a Second Language (ESL) student and complete a learner profile for them. Then, gain further practical experience by taking part in two practicum placements. You even have the option to pursue an overseas teaching internship. Upon completion of this program, you receive an official TESL certification that enables you to pursue ESL teaching opportunities in Canada and abroad. Graduates may find employment in:
    • continuing education
    • government-funded community-based programs
    • colleges
    • universities

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Have an excellent command of the English language.
    • Have good interpersonal and critical thinking skills.
    • Understand and appreciate cultural diversity.
    • Have a basic understanding of computers and the Internet.
    • Have the ability to work with word processors.
    • Are enthusiastic about teaching.

Legal, Policing Programs

  • Overview

    Choose a career that betters your community from the inside out. The two-year Community and Justice Services Ontario College Diploma program is designed to provide you with theoretical and practical experience in:
    • legal and theoretical aspects of behaviour
    • safety and security measures and techniques
    • interviewing and intervention skills
    Study topics include:
    • addictions
    • mental illness
    • group dynamics
    • behaviour management
    • communications
    • special populations (such as Aboriginal and female offenders), and
    • the role of victims in the criminal justice system
    The program includes insight into working with adult and youth populations who are at risk or in conflict with the law, and victims in both community and/or institutional facilities. It provides you with a broad range of theory and practice and prepares you with the necessary skills for work in the field. Take part in many field trips including a tour of a federal prison and a three-day stay at an open custody facility. Your studies are enhanced in the second year of the program through more than 300 hours of field placement. The field placement provides an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skill you have learned in the classroom. Emphasis is placed on behavioural assessment and case management, report writing and building professional client-worker relationships appropriate to the setting. This work-integrated learning experience also allows students to make immediate and significant contributions to the field. Upon graduation, you are ready to work with a variety of client populations. You may find employment in:
    • various agencies
    • residential facilities
    • provincial or federal correctional institutions, or
    • other services and programs

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Have a desire and willingness to make a difference in their community
    • Have a strong sense of empathy for others.
    • Have a desire and willingness to make a difference in their community.
    • Are collaborative and comfortable working and learning in group environments
    • Possess a strong work ethic.
    • Have excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Are able to work independently.
  • Overview

    If you are interested in joining the growing field of forensic accounting and fraud investigations, this Ontario College Graduate Certificate program provides you with the professional skills and practical techniques to detect and prevent fraud in today's business world. Learn how to:
    • investigate and analyze financial evidence
    • apply computer techniques to investigations
    • utilize the theories of ethics and criminology
    Graduates may find employment in the public or private sector in a variety of areas including:
    • fraud and economic loss quantification
    • expert witness testimony
    • criminal investigations
    • computer fraud
    To qualify for this certificate, you must complete the program within one year.

    Success Factors

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Enjoy analyzing and reporting on a variety of financial information.
    • Are interested in criminal accounting investigations and civil proceedings.
    • Enjoy problem solving.
    • Are organized in their work and pay attention to detail.
    The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
    1. Analyze a variety of financial documents to identify information relevant to a forensic investigation.
    2. Plan and conduct forensic accounting and auditing investigations that are consistent with current and accepted principles and practices of forensic investigation.
    3. Develop an investigative methodology grounded in a conceptual framework and consistent with accepted forensic techniques.
    4. Identify Canadian accounting (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) and auditing standards (Generally Accepted Auditing Standards) when analyzing and interpreting financial statements.
    5. Work in compliance with professional rules of conduct, ethical codes, industry standards and relevant legislation.
    6. Situate work as a forensic investigator within the context of the Canadian civil and criminal justice systems.
    7. Locate, assess, analyze, interpret and report data using computer applications.
    8. Communicate financial reports and investigative findings clearly and accurately, both orally and in writing, adapting reports to a variety of audience needs and contexts.
    9. Interact with individuals and groups to support client relationships and maintain effective working relationships.
    10. Interview individuals and small groups to collect information relevant to a forensic investigation.
    11. Evaluate the risk of criminal behaviour based on an interpretation of both psychosocial determinants for fraud, as well as trends in the industry.
    12. Identify and apply discipline-specific practices that contribute to the local and global community through social responsibility, economic commitment and environmental stewardship.
  • Overview

    Launch your legal career. In the two-year Law Clerk Ontario College Diploma program, you study a broad range of legal topics and processes to prepare you for a career as a legal assistant or law clerk. This program prepares you for administrative work in an office environment where you work independently under the general direction of a lawyer, or as part of a legal services team. Learn from dedicated faculty who ensure that your skills surpass industry standards. As a student, you develop and practice the skills that are essential for a successful career, including:
    • paying attention to details and independently following instructions
    • organizing client files and managing deadlines
    • interviewing clients
    • performing general office procedures
    • working with legal software to compile information and prepare documents
    • compiling evidence and documentation
    • maintaining corporate documents and filings
    • entering data in legal forms and drafting routine correspondence
    • preparing briefs
    • learning about family, estates, civil litigation, corporate, administrative and real estate law practices
    • engaging in civil litigation and research
      Benefit from the ability to participate in an off-site field placement or in an in-class workplace simulation. These experiences give you real-world experience and an opportunity to practice your skills. Graduates have the skills and flexibility to apply their knowledge in a variety of entry-level law clerk positions within:
    • law offices
    • corporations
    • government legal departments and agencies
    • financial institutions
    • court and registry offices
     

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Possess excellent interpersonal and human relations skills.
    • Are organized, detail-oriented and flexible.
    • Work well under pressure.
    • Have a strong literacy and communications background.
    • Have a high standard of ethics.
  • Overview

    Begin your path to a career as a paralegal. The Paralegal Ontario College Graduate Certificate program prepares you to apply to the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) to become a licensed paralegal. This program is offered in three consecutive semesters followed by a mandatory 120-hour field placement and is accredited by the LSO. It prepares you for a career in which you provide legal services to the public in specified areas of practice. Learn in a hands-on environment, acquiring practical skills from experienced and dedicated faculty. Study areas of law that are relevant to the type of work a licensed paralegal can perform, as governed by the LSO. You learn about case management and trial preparation in areas such as:
    • small claims court proceedings
    • provincial offences and summary conviction matters
    • proceedings before administrative tribunals
    Complete hands-on activities, including participating in mock trials. Learn about ethics, professional responsibility and the requirements of running a legal services firm. Benefit from completing a field placement lasting more than 100 hours. This gives you the opportunity to practise your skills and apply your knowledge to a real work environment. For more information about becoming a licensed paralegal, visit https://lso.ca/becoming-licensed/paralegal-licensing-process. Once licensed, you may find employment in:
    • private and public sector law departments
    • paralegal or law firms
    • government agencies
    • community legal clinics
    • administrative tribunals, or
    • you may become a self-employed legal services provider.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Have excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Are highly analytical and attentive to detail.
    • Exhibit integrity and have a high standard of ethics.
    • Are flexible, organized, effective at time management and able to prioritize tasks.
    • Possess an entrepreneurial attitude.
  • Overview

    Your first step in preparing for a career in law enforcement. The Police Foundations Ontario College Diploma program provides you with a foundational knowledge of the field of policing. Curriculum includes both theory and applied lessons in policing - helping you prepare for the workforce. This program offers instruction in:
    • police powers and procedures
    • community policing
    • investigation processes
    • diversity
    • ethics, and
    • communication
      While there is a strong theoretical aspect to this program, there are many opportunities for hands-on learning in both labs and scenario rooms. There are various activities outside the classroom, such as community volunteering opportunities student patrol experiences and program-related initiatives. The program prepares you to apply for and be tested for employment in policing. As fitness is an important part of a career in law enforcement, you use an on-site fitness facility to prepare for physical fitness tests required by police departments. In addition to your work in our fitness facility, you establish and maintain your own exercise schedule. There are a number of potential job opportunities for graduates of this program in areas such as:
    • municipal, provincial or federal police services
    • military police service
    • social services agencies, or
    • bylaw services.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Possess good communication (written, verbal, technological) and interpersonal abilities.
    • Are committed to serving the broad and diverse needs of their community.
    • Have strong analytical and observational skills.
    • Enjoy working as a team member.
    • Lead a healthy and active lifestyle.
     
  • Overview

    Help build the future of enhanced supports and rights for victims of crime. The one-year Victimology Ontario College Graduate Certificate program prepares you for work in a variety of fields, providing services to victims of crime. This one-year program provides specialized knowledge and skills in victimology and in the provision of victim services. You also explore the history and theories of victimization, with applied victim-centred focus. Combining theoretical and applied learning, it includes a field placement of more than 140 hours. It is in this setting where you learn about victims` issues and perspectives first-hand from experts in the field. Practicum options include:
    • victim crisis units
    • police services
    • victim advocacy centres
    • Indigenous healing centres
    • government agencies
    • women`s shelters
    • community action groups
    Overall, you develop knowledge of crisis response, sudden and traumatic loss, and victim populations. Learn about crime and its effects on victims in the criminal justice system. In your practicum, you integrate theory with practice and contribute to victim service initiatives within your community. The Victimology program offers you the means to pursue a unique career. This program is the first graduate certificate program offered by a Canadian college specializing in victimology. More than just theory, this program puts you in the field, allowing you to learn how to look at issues from the victim`s perspective. You may find work in a wide variety of fields helping victims of crime. Work opportunities may exist in:
    • social services
    • child protection
    • crisis response
    • the criminal justice system, and
    • in other areas related to victimization

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited to students who:
    • Are committed to developing specialized knowledge and skills related to victimology and victim services.
    • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Work successfully in a team environment.
    • Thrive in challenging work settings and are able to work effectively under stressful situations.
    • Are advocates of victim rights.

Skilled Trades, Auto, Fire Programs

  • Overview

    Propel your intrigue for aviation into a career. The two-year Aircraft Maintenance Technician Ontario College Diploma program gives you hands-on experience to help propel you into your future. You study at the Ottawa campus as well as at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum. Through a series of classroom-based courses and extensive practical labs, you acquire the skills specific to becoming an Aircraft Maintenance Technician. Learn through the repair and maintenance of mechanical and electrical systems within an aircraft, including:
    • hydraulics
    • fuel systems
    • environmental instrumentation
    • engine
    • control surfaces and undercarriage
    • repair of the aircraft body
    Because of an expected higher-than-normal retirement rate of licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, and the recent growth in the aviation sector, an increasing number of job opportunities is expected. To become a licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Transport Canada requires you to complete two years of basic training at an approved institution followed by 48 months of full-time employment and proof that specific maintenance tasks have been completed. Graduates of this program with high academic standing are eligible for accelerated accreditation by Transport Canada, which provides an 18-month experience credit towards a Transport Canada AME license. You should be prepared for entry-level positions, which may be available in smaller airports or centres, and may include rotating shift work.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Possess good communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Function well both individually and in a team environment.
    • Possess strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
    • Are able to effectively handle physically demanding situations.
    • Have an appreciation for precise and accurate work.
    • Are mechanically inclined.
  • Overview

    Build your architectural career within the construction industry. The two-year Architectural Technician Ontario College Diploma program teaches you the skills and techniques to enter a career in the architecture and construction fields. Your professors are industry professionals who provide you with a learning experience from the construction industry and the architectural profession, enabling you to be successful in your academic and professional ventures. Begin the program with a focus on residential construction, and progress to studying commercial construction, as defined in the Ontario Building Code. Develop skills related to all facets of building construction, including design and technical resolution with the integration of building and material detailing. As a student in this program, you have the opportunity to study and learn in a variety of practical topics, using both applied and theoretical learning, and a project-based, integrated studies approach. Courses include:
    • Working Drawings
    • Methods and Materials of Construction
    • Codes and Standards
    • AutoCAD
    • Revit
    • Visual Communications
    • Design
    • Environmental Systems
    Students also have the option to gain real-world experience through a paid co-operative education (co-op) work term (see Additional Information for more details). Please note that places in the co-op version of the program are subject to availability. Students who elect to apply to the non co-op version of the program may not have the opportunity to transfer to the co-op version at a later date. On completion of this two-year program, you have the opportunity to further your education at Algonquin College by:
    • completing the Architectural Technology Ontario College Advanced Diploma program as a third-year option
    • applying to the Green Architecture Ontario College Graduate Certificate program
    • applying to the Building Information Modeling - Lifecycle Management (BIM-LM) Ontario College Graduate Certificate program
    • applying for advanced standing in the Bachelor of Building Science Degree program
    Graduates often work:
    • in architects` offices
    • with contractors in multiple sectors
    • in engineering offices
    • as a building materials sales representative
    • with municipal offices such as the City of Ottawa
    • with federal and provincial agencies dealing with construction
    • in a drafting service office using AutoCAD and Revit
    • in construction, maintenance, and planning jobs
    • with real estate and facilities management companies

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Are detail-oriented, organized and committed to achieving excellence in their work.
    • Are creative and enjoy solving technical problems.
    • Thrive in a dynamic and technically-driven environment.
    • Think visually and creatively.
  • Overview

    Build your career potential with an in-depth understanding of building and construction. Architectural Technology is the third year of an Ontario College Advanced Diploma program that prepares you for a career in the architectural profession and the construction industry. The program gives you the credentials, the knowledge and the skills necessary to further define your career. Graduates of the two-year Architectural Technician Ontario College Diploma program may consider taking this third year to build on their previous studies. In the Architectural Technology program, you focus on commercial construction and large buildings, as defined in the Ontario Building Code. You participate in a team project that brings together all facets of building construction, including:
    • design and technical resolution with the integration of building and material detailing
    • structural and mechanical layout design for a commercial building assembly
    Revit Architecture is used to execute the design and technical resolution for the project. Students also have the option to gain real-world experience through a paid co-operative education (co-op) work term (see Additional Information for more details). Please note that places in the co-op version of the program are subject to availability. Graduates of this program may find work with:
    • architects` offices
    • contractors in multiple sectors
    • engineering offices
    • building materials sales representatives
    • municipal offices such as the City of Ottawa
    • federal and provincial agencies dealing with construction
    • drafting service offices using AutoCAD and Revit
    • real estate and facilities management companies
    • companies that provide construction, maintenance, and planning services
    Graduates may also consider applying for advanced standing in several Algonquin College programs such as the Bachelor of Building Science Degree program, the Green Architecture Ontario College Graduate Certificate program or the Building Information Modeling - Lifecycle Management (BIM-LM) Ontario College Graduate Certificate program.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Are detail-oriented, organized and committed to achieving excellence in their work.
    • Are creative and enjoy solving technical problems.
    • Thrive in a dynamic and technically-driven environment.
    • Think visually and creatively.
    • Work well in a team environment.
  • Overview

    Become a journeyperson in the Auto Body Repair industry. The Auto Body Repairer Algonquin College Certificate provides Auto Body Repairer apprentices with an understanding of the ever-changing automotive technology field. Applicants to the Auto Body Repairer Algonquin College Certificate program must:
    • be currently employed in the trade
    • be formally registered as apprentices with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU)
    • have a valid Offer of Classroom Training from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities that includes your Ministry Client ID and approved Class Number
    Auto Body Repairer is a compulsory trade and requires a certificate of qualification to work in Ontario. If you are considering a future as an auto body repairer, you can find a career in independent collision facilities, auto body repair facilities or automobile dealerships. You may also be able to find employment with the government, vehicle salvage facilities and insurance companies. To learn more about apprenticeships, visit http://www.earnwhileyoulearn.ca/ for detailed information. Registered Apprentices: Apprentices attend three 8-week levels of 30 hours per week of in-class sessions. 60 percent of class time is spent in theory and 40 percent learning practical, hands-on skills. In the basic, intermediate, and advanced levels, you will learn the different types of body construction, repair techniques and refinishing procedures. Graduates are required to pass the federal Red Seal examination to qualify for a Certificate of Qualification in the Auto Body Repair trade.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for apprentices who:
    • Enjoy a hands-on approach to learning about the auto body repair industry.
    • Can work independently.
    • Are attentive to detail.
  • Overview

    Become a journeyperson in the Automotive Service industry. The Automotive Service Technician Algonquin College Certificate program is designed for registered apprentices who will be invited to register by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). Automotive Service Technician is a compulsory trade in Ontario. A Certificate of Qualification is required. To work outside of Ontario, a Red Seal Endorsement (RSE) is required. If you are considering a future as an automotive service technician or a mechanic, you can find a career in independent garages, auto repair facilities, fleet servicing or automobile dealerships. You may also be able to find employment with the government, vehicle salvage facilities and insurance companies. Applicants to the Automotive Service Technician program must:
    • be currently employed in the trade
    • be formally registered as apprentices with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU)
    • have a valid Offer of Classroom Training from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities that includes your Ministry Client ID and approved Class Number
    To learn more about apprenticeships, visit http:www.earnwhileyoulearn.ca for detailed information. For Registered Apprentices: This program fulfills the in-class requirements for your apprenticeship. It is divided into three levels (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced) where you alternate between going to class for 8 weeks and honing your skills through working in the field for 8 - 12 months. During your labs, you learn about:
    • electrical systems
    • air conditioning systems
    • drivelines
    • fuel systems
    All faculty are industry professionals who will teach you the latest trends in technology, engine mechanicals and power trains. At the end of this program, you qualify to write the Red Seal Endorsement (RSE) exam, which is recognized across Canada.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for apprentices who:
    • Enjoy a hands-on approach to learning about the automotive industry.
    • Have strong observational and analytical skills.
    • Enjoy working as a member of a team.
  • Overview

    Fulfill the in-class requirements for your Automotive Service Technician (GM) Apprenticeship. The Automotive Service Technician (GM-ASEP) Apprenticeship program has been designed by General Motors (GM) to prepare Automotive Service Technician apprentices for a career with GM dealerships. Applicants to the Automotive Service Technician GM program must:
    • be currently employed in the trade by General Motors
    • be formally registered as apprentices with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU)
    • have a valid Offer of Classroom Training from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities that includes your Ministry Client ID and approved Class Number
    Graduates are required to pass the Federal Red Seal Examination to qualify for a Certificate of Qualification in the Automotive Services Technician trade. If you are not an apprentice but may want to become one, visit http://www.earnwhileyoulearn.ca/ for detailed information. For Registered Apprentices: Over a two-year period, apprentices alternate between formal in-class training and hands-on work terms. During the work terms, apprentices are onsite at GM dealerships where they can apply their theoretical and practical skills while working on vehicles for real customers. Classroom instructors are trained by GM and know the latest trends in technology. General Motors provides apprentices with the opportunity to work on new vehicles, training components and various aids. Apprentices learn about electrical systems, air conditioning systems, fuel systems, drivelines, engine mechanicals, power trains, steering and suspensions, brakes, options and accessories, computer-operated and assisted systems, truck components and systems, and body and trim. Apprentices also develop the ability to identify and analyze problems and to apply the appropriate solutions.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for apprentices who:
    • Enjoy a hands-on approach to learning about the automotive industry.
    • Have strong observational and analytical skills.
    • Enjoy working as a member of a team.
  • Overview

    Build a solid foundation of knowledge and skills for a lifelong career in the building industry. The two year Building Construction Technician Ontario College Diploma program provides you with the opportunity to learn the basics of the construction industry, including techniques, industry trends, and safety. This diploma program is offered in a condensed 42-week format, allowing you to quickly get the education you need, so you can get moving into your career. Hands-on from day one, learn various skills that give you the foundation to get started in the construction industry, including:
    • how to safely work on a construction site
    • drafting
    • structure design
    • building of different structures in our modern lab setting
    • industry-standard computer applications such as AutoCAD
    All practical classes are taught in the Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence (ACCE) facility. ACCE is fully outfitted with up-to-date equipment and tools, which gives you the opportunity to learnboth traditional, as well as advanced technology used in today`s construction industry. Students also have the option to gain real-world experience through a paid co-operative education (co-op) work term (see Additional Information for more details). Please note that places in the co-op version of the program are subject to availability.
    • an entry-level construction framer
    • a door and window installer
    • a junior estimator
    • an assistant project manager

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Are team-oriented and like to work with others.
    • Enjoy working in a dynamically-driven environment.
    • Want a comprehensive introduction to the construction industry through both a hands-on approach and applied theory.
  • Overview

    Grow your business skills for a career in the increasingly complex agriculture industry. The two-year Business - Agriculture Ontario College Diploma program combines agriculture with business and management training, providing you with the skills necessary to successfully operate a farming operation or to provide services to agricultural businesses. Agriculture is an increasingly complex industry, with sophisticated agribusiness managers required to make decisions about crop/herd selection and improvement, pest and soil management, equipment maintenance, farm safety and agricultural production. At the same time, there is a growing need for skills and knowledge to apply management concepts related to agricultural financial administration, human resources, operational efficiency, government regulations, technology, sales and marketing. Through this program, you examine agricultural techniques through a business lens. Focus on:
    • developing fundamental research
    • financial and operations skills to evaluate farm production methodologies
    • technologies and systems in order to inform business decisions
    You have opportunities to apply your knowledge and skills through activities, simulations, case studies and interactions with professionals in active farm operations. Students also have the option to gain real-world experience through a paid co-operative education (co-op) work term (see Additional Information for more details). Please note that places in the co-op version of the program are subject to availability. Graduates may seek employment in entry-level farming positions or as entrepreneurs. Graduates may also seek entry-level employment in a variety of companies and organizations that provide services in the agricultural sector, including businesses providing:
    • agricultural supplies
    • feed
    • banking, accounting or logistical services
    • process improvement or animal care support
    • equipment and maintenance sales and services

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Are well organized and can work effectively under tight time constraints.
    • Are team oriented and enjoy working with others.
    • Are dedicated to food safety and sustainability.
    • Are excited by the prospect of taking a hands-on approach to learning and interacting with industry partners and business leaders.
  • Overview

    Explore both traditional joinery and advanced technology methods – Build your career in the woodworking industry. The two-year Cabinetmaking and Furniture Technician Ontario College Diploma program at Algonquin College prepares you with the skills and techniques necessary to get started in the industry. This program, compressed into a 42-week format, is a highly-intensive but rewarding journey for those seeking a hands-on career in the cabinetmaking and woodworking industry. All classes take place at the Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence, where students use modern industry-standard equipment and tools. You learn both traditional joinery and advanced technology used in the industry today. Learn both practical application and theoretical approaches, with classes ranging from the History of Architecture to Wood Technology. Students also have the option to gain real-world experience through a paid co-operative education (co-op) work term (see Additional Information for more details). Please note that places in the co-op version of the program are subject to availability. Upon successful completion of this program, graduates may find careers in many sectors of the cabinetmaking and woodworking industry, including:
    • furniture and cabinetmaking
    • furniture refinishing and restoration
    • kitchen and commercial cabinetry
    • boat building and refitting

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Enjoy a hands-on approach to learning about the cabinetmaking and furniture industry.
    • Are attentive to detail.
    • Can work independently.
    • Have good hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity.
  • Overview

    Construct your future. The one-year Carpentry and Renovation Techniques Ontario College Certificate program prepares you for a future in construction, whether you pursue apprenticeship training, employment as a framer or finisher or just want to tackle a few projects around the house. You acquire a well-rounded education, combining traditional carpentry skills with newer technologies. Algonquin College`s Waterfront Campus in Pembroke is a great place to learn, as you have access to high-quality tools in a state-of-the-art shop. Gain knowledge and skills in:
    • hand and power tool usage
    • carpentry/framing techniques
    • blueprint reading
    • welding
    • hoisting and rigging
    • plumbing
    • applied construction geometry
    • mathematics
    • the Ontario Building Code
    • general and specific safety training
    Throughout this physically demanding program, explore the latest green technology and energy-efficient construction techniques. Apply your construction skills to building projects that will help local communities. There is an anticipated shortage of skilled workers in the construction industry as a result of an aging workforce and local expansion. That means there are many opportunities for employment available to graduates. With this certificate, you may pursue a specialized education in construction, or seek exemption from the Basic Level of the General Carpenter Apprenticeship training. Graduates may find work as a(n):
    • apprentice carpenter
    • construction framer
    • interior systems installer
    • exterior systems applicator
    • renovator
    • door and window installer
    • concrete form worker
    • deck and porch designer/builder
    • junior construction site supervisor
    • junior estimator

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Are interested in pursuing a career in the skilled trades.
    • Are team-oriented, enjoy physical labour and working outdoors.
    • Have effective communication skills and interpersonal abilities.
    • Are safety conscious and respectful of standards and regulations.
    • Possess problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.
    • Enjoy working with mathematical problems.
  • Overview

    If you are interested in learning how to prepare a commercial tender, this College Certificate program goes beyond the basic estimating principles. Students examine working plans and commercial tender documents, and explore the stages of the tender process from estimating, budgeting and bidding to the fundamentals of managing a construction project. To qualify for this certificate, you must complete the program within three years.

    Success Factors

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Are looking to advance their careers in the construction industry in estimating.
    • Have the ability to see the "big picture".
    • Like building teams that are working towards common goals.
    • Enjoy balancing competing demands.
    • Thrive on the challenge and stress of overseeing large projects.
    • Appreciate having tangible results from their work.
  • Overview

    Fulfill the in-class requirements for your Commercial Vehicle and Equipment Apprenticeship. The Commercial Vehicle and Equipment Apprenticeship program serves as the basic level in-class portion for four motive power trades: truck and coach technician, farm equipment mechanic, heavy duty equipment mechanic and powered lift truck technician. The curriculum is based on the skills and competencies common to these related occupations. Applicants to the Commercial Vehicle and Equipment Apprenticeship program must:
    • be currently employed in the trade
    • be formally registered as apprentices with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU)
    • have a valid Offer of Classroom Training from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities that includes your Ministry Client ID and approved Class Number
    Truck and coach technician, farm equipment mechanic, heavy duty equipment mechanic and powered lift truck technician are all compulsory trades which require a certificate of qualification to work in Ontario. If you are considering a future in this field, you may find a career as an automotive service technician. You may also be employed in:
    • small garages
    • truck dealerships
    • farm and equipment dealerships
    • equipment supply firms
    If you are not an apprentice, but want to learn more about apprenticeships, visit http://www.earnwhileyoulearn.ca for detailed information. For registered apprentices: During the eight-week term, you study topics including trade practices, fluid power systems, engine systems, electrical systems, fuel systems, drive train systems, wheel end assemblies and brake systems. More than half of your class time is spent in theory, with the remaining time spent learning practical, hands-on skills in the College`s shops.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for apprentices who:
    • Enjoy a hands-on approach to learning about the motive power industry.
    • Have strong observational and analytical skills.
    • Can work independently.
  • Overview

    Build a solid foundation for your career in residential or commercial construction. The two-year Construction Engineering Technician Ontario College Diploma program introduces you to a wide range of knowledge and skills to work in the construction industry. This program combines both hands-on application and theory to help you secure a career in the residential and commercial construction industries. The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) recognizes this program as meeting all of the academic requirements for certification in the Certified Technician Category. Using state-of-the-art facilities in Algonquin`s ACCE building, you build a solid foundation for your future career. Take courses in surveying, construction materials, estimating and construction documentation. Learn about health and safety relating to the field, hydraulics, geographic information systems and AutoCAD. Experience hands-on learning and participate in field trips. Students also have the option to gain real-world experience through a paid co-operative education (co-op) work term (see Additional Information for more details). Please note that places in the co-op version of the program are subject to availability. Students who elect to apply to the non co-op version of the program may not have the opportunity to transfer to the co-op version at a later date. This program has strong ties to the construction industry and may help you build contacts throughout your time at Algonquin College. Graduates of this program have the ability to work in a number of sectors within the construction industry. You may find opportunities in:
    • cost estimating
    • residential, commercial and civil projects
    • surveying
    • project management
    • building inspection
    • materials testing and quality control
    • construction inspection
    After you complete this program, you may choose to take an extra year of study in order to receive an Ontario College Advanced Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Can work independently to contribute to problems-solving teams.
    • Enjoy using math and physics to solve technical problems.
    • Seek opportunities to specialize in their career.
    • Want to make a lasting difference in their community.
  • Overview

    Interested in understanding the main principles and processes of the construction management field? If so, this College Certificate program covers not only the interpretation of commercial documents and provides an understanding of working drawings but also emphasizes the preparation of construction schedules, the art of planning, and the importance of job costing and project control. To qualify for this certificate, you must complete the program within three years.

    Success Factors

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Are looking to advance their careers in the construction industry.
    • Have the ability to see the "big picture".
    • Like building teams that are working towards common goals.
    • Enjoy balancing competing demands.
    • Thrive on the challenge and stress of overseeing large projects.
    • Appreciate having tangible results from their work.
  • Overview

    The Construction Project Management Ontario College Graduate Certificate program prepares you for advancement in the construction industry and the management of construction projects in a wide variety of settings. Capitalizing on a solid educational foundation in construction or construction-related fields, graduates are equipped to manage the total construction process effectively, from initial planning to program completion. The regular use of case studies throughout the program prepares graduates for a full range of situations that can emerge on construction job sites. Each of the courses in the program has been accredited by the Canadian Construction Association for the Gold Seal Certification program. Graduates may find employment in a variety of construction project management position, including:
    • project manager
    • site superintendent
    • project superintendent
    • construction manager
    • construction operations manager
    To qualify for this certificate, you must complete the program within one year.

    Success Factors

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Are interested in the construction industry.
    • Have the ability to see the "big picture".
    • Like building teams that are working towards common goals.
    • Enjoy balancing competing demands.
    • Thrive on the challenge and stress of overseeing large projects.
    • Appreciate having tangible results from their work.
    The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
    1. Develop and use strategies to promote continuous professional learning in the construction industry.
    2. Monitor and support workplace health and safety practices and procedures which are compliant with current legislation and regulations.
    3. Assess construction project operations for compliance with contractual obligations, applicable laws, standards, bylaws, codes and ethical practices in construction methodology.
    4. Analyze and monitor construction processes to ensure that sustainability practices are implemented in accordance with contract documents, industry standards and environmental legislative requirements.
    5. Establish and manage relationships among diverse project stakeholders to achieve construction project goals.
    6. Manage the production, storage, retrieval and communication of project-related digital documents according to best practices, to meet construction project deadlines and goals.
    7. Perform a feasibility study to inform decisions in the planning phase of a construction project.
    8. Schedule, manage and evaluate the progression of construction projects by applying the principles, practices and tools of construction project management to complete projects on time and within budget.
    9. Prepare estimates and manage procurement processes to control costs in accordance with best practices in construction project management.
    10. Develop and oversee quality assurance and control processes involved in the completion of construction projects* to meet project specifications and industry quality standards.
    11. Analyze and manage project risks to mitigate their impact throughout the construction project lifecycle.
    12. Formulate human resource management strategies to optimize personnel requirements for construction project completion.
    13. Build and lead multidisciplinary teams throughout the construction project lifecycle to accomplish construction project goals.
    14. Identify and apply discipline-specific practices that contribute to the local and global community through social responsibility, economic commitment and environmental stewardship.
  • Overview

    Advance your skillsets for a career in the electrical engineering technology field. In the Electrical Engineering Technology Ontario College Advanced Diploma program, you use state-of-the-art facilities to gain the knowledge and experience necessary to enter the electrical engineering field. This program is the continuation of the Electrical Engineering Technician program, and is open to students who already have an Algonquin College Electrical Engineering Technician Ontario College Diploma and meet the admission requirements. Through a series of theory courses and extensive practical labs, you learn skills specific to becoming an Electrical Engineering Technologist. You expand your knowledge base of the following:
    • electrical principles
    • codes
    • circuitry
    • industrial control systems
    • computer applications
    • machinery
    • AutoCAD
    • telecommunications
    • electronics
    • instrumentation and robotics
    Take on a complex project, either in partnership with an industry client or based on your own research interest, and use project management skills learned in the program to analyze and solve it. Complete your project by creating deliverables, monitoring and controlling project resources, and presenting results both orally and through written presentations. Students also have the option to gain real-world experience through a paid co-operative education (co-op) work term (see Additional Information for more details). Please note that places in the co-op version of the program are subject to availability. Electives during this program help you specialize in either automation or utilities. OACETT (Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists) recognizes this program as meeting the academic requirements for certification in the Certified Technician (C.Tech) category. While a student, you are encouraged to register as an Associate member of OACETT. Upon graduation, you may find employment in many different areas of the Electrical Engineering Technology field. You may have titles such as:
    • electrical designer
    • electrical technologist
    • electrical engineering technologist
    • AutoCAD draftsperson
    • project dstimator
    • control system designer
    • instrumentation & controls (I&C) technologist
    • building automation engineering technologist
    • telecommunication quality assurance technologist
    If you choose to pursue further studies, you may be eligible to take a summer-bridge program and transfer your diploma credits towards entering into the third-year of Lakehead University`s Electrical Engineering Degree program.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Enjoy applying physical and chemical laws and practising logic to find solutions to physical problems.
    • Seek variety and opportunity in their career.
    • Have strong observational and analytical skills.
    • Enjoy working on multidisciplinary projects.
  • Overview

    Energize your career in only 8 months. The one-year Energy Management Ontario College Graduate Certificate prepares you for an exciting career in energy, innovation, entrepreneurship and the development of efficient new energy technologies. Learn about energy solutions such as efficiency, conservation and sustainability. Participate in laboratory work, contribute to a real-world project and learn from case-studies in the energy management industry. Explore how to implement, manage, administer and work on energy management practices throughout the program. By analyzing data sets, evaluating the impact of energy efficiency and conservation programs and performing cost-benefit analyses, you obtain highly-regarded skills for the industry. During your final semester, participate in an energy management project with peers and industry partners. Through in-class discussions and collaboration, you plan and create an energy strategy for a commercial building. Students also have the option to gain real-world experience through a paid co-operative education (co-op) work term (see Additional Information for more details). Please note that places in the co-op version of the program are subject to availability. Students who elect to apply to the non co-op version of the program may not have the opportunity to transfer to the co-op version at a later date. Graduates may find employment in public, private and non-profit sectors, including: federal, provincial, territorial and municipal levels of government; corporate agencies; energy service providers; commercial and industrial organizations related to the energy sector. Graduates may find opportunities as a(n):
    • conservation professional
    • energy consultant
    • energy manager
    • energy evaluator

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for individuals who:
    • Possess strong critical thinking and analytical skills.
    • Have an aptitude for technology, electrical and/or mechanical systems.
    • Are resourceful, self-motivated and enjoy challenges.
    • Are committed to sustainability.
    • Have strong communication and people skills.
    • Possess leadership ability.
  • Overview

    Get an edge on a career in the great outdoors - Earn a minimum of 10 industry certifications plus a Diploma. The two-year Forestry Technician Ontario College Diploma program, delivered in a compressed format over 45 weeks, is the most hands-on and field-oriented program of its kind in Ontario. It prepares you to participate in the management of natural resources for timber and non-timber values by the forest industry, sustainable forest licence holders, private landowners and ministries. Acquire experience in the planning, execution and monitoring of forest, environment, ecosystem and wildlife management activities. Spend approximately one-third of your time outdoors, exploring a variety of landscapes such as forests, parks and private woodlots. Practice collecting, compiling and analyzing forest resource data while learning to make recommendations for its use. Benefit from the opportunity to earn a minimum of 10 industry certifications. These are customizable and give you an advantage entering the workforce. In your third semester, complete an 80-hour field placement. This gives you the opportunity to practise your skills in a real work setting. With a Forestry Technician diploma, you may find entry-level work in the fields of:
    • tree marking
    • forest inventory
    • forest environment and ecosystem assessment
    • compliance monitoring
    • forest renewal
    • harvesting
    • parks and wildlife management
    • nature interpretation
    • arboriculture
    • bio-energy management
    • forest fire control

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Thrive in an active, outdoor, hands-on learning environment.
    • Have an interest in protecting, sustaining and enhancing our natural environment and forest ecosystem.
    • Can work well independently or as a member of a team.
    • Have good communication skills.
  • Overview

    Specialize your career path - explore geographic science and information systems technology. The one-year Geographic Information Systems Ontario College Graduate Certificate program provides you with knowledge and skills relating to geographic and cartographic science, with a focal point on information systems technology. In this program, you use both hands-on and theoretical approaches to explore topics such as:
    • field data collection
    • programming
    • remote sensing
    • enterprise geo-database design and management
    • cloud-based services
    • application development
    • 2D and 3D cartographic design
    • spatial analysis and project management
    A key part of this program is the independent project that you begin in your first semester and complete throughout your studies. You identify an area of interest, develop a project proposal, and then implement and complete your project, all in collaboration with an industry or government sponsor. Students also have the option to gain real-world experience through a paid co-operative education (co-op) work term (see Additional Information for more details). Please note that places in the co-op version of the program are subject to availability. Students who elect to apply to the non co-op version of the program may not have the opportunity to transfer to the co-op version at a later date. The use of GIS in various business environments is growing. Graduates may find work in:
    • utility/resource management companies
    • survey/engineering/environmental companies
    • software companies
    • municipal, provincial or federal agencies
    Graduates may also seek employment in jobs where GIS is a tool used within the discipline of their previous degree or diploma.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Have an aptitude for computer technology.
    • Are able to analyze, evaluate and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.
    • Have a strong sense for spatial relationships.
    • Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.
    • Can work effectively in a teamwork environment.
    • Have the ability to summarize and present technical topics both orally and in written formats.
  • Overview

    Become a skilled journeyperson for a career in the construction industry. The General Carpenter (Apprenticeship) Algonquin College Certificate program fulfills the in-class requirements for a General Carpenter apprenticeship and prepares apprentices to work as skilled carpenters in the construction industry. Applicants to the General Carpenter College Certificate program must:
    • be currently employed in the trade.
    • be formally registered as apprentices with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU).
    • have a valid “Offer of Classroom Training” from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities that includes your Ministry Client ID and approved Class Number.
    Eligibility is determined by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. Carpenters are required to perform a variety of specialized jobs, including:
    • rough carpentry
    • form building
    • framing
    • fine finishing
    • maintenance work
    In addition to these skills, a carpenter needs to have a basic understanding of standard building procedures, building regulations and properties of materials. Due to the construction industry involving the combined efforts of a number of different trades, carpenters must be familiar with the relationship of carpentry work to that of other journeymen. To learn more about apprenticeships, visit www.earnwhileyoulearn.ca for detailed information. For Registered Apprentices: This program fulfills the in-class requirements for your apprenticeship. Apprentices are introduced to safety, materials and tools common to all construction projects. Hand tools, as well as portable and stationary power tools, are used to construct shop projects and reinforce theoretical knowledge. You learn the residential construction process, including the theoretical and practical application of:
    • foundation systems
    • framing
    • equal and unequal slope hip roofs
    • exterior and interior finish
    • basic principles of building science
    You also learn about carpentry in the industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) sector, including building layout, concrete form work, stair building, interior finishing and an introduction to timber framing.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for apprentices who:
    • Enjoy learning about carpentry and the construction industry in a mix of practical and theory settings.
    • Like analyzing and solving problems.
    • Are attentive to detail.
  • Overview

    Make yourself more employable - In addition to the diploma, this program prepares you to write TSSA exams. The two-year Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician Ontario College Diploma program, delivered in a compressed format over 42 weeks, is approved by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) and is taught in Algonquin`s state-of-the-art Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence (ACCE) building. By studying in the ACCE building, you have the opportunity to work in a fully-outfitted facility where you learn both traditional and advanced technologies used in the industry. Start the program by learning electrical and heating essentials – all courses have a strong hands-on component. To better prepare you for a career in the industry, vocational subjects are enriched with courses in:
    • communications
    • mathematics
    • related sciences
    • computer applications
    Continue to enhance your knowledge and skills throughout the remainder of the program, and learn about controls, forced air gas/oil heating systems, hydronics and refrigeration concepts. Algonquin College`s program also includes an approved curriculum for:
    • Gas Technician 3 (G3) and 2 (G2)
    • Oil Burner Technician 3 (OBT3) and 2 (OBT2).
    This means that you have an opportunity to prepare for and write your TSSA exams, in order to become licensed as a Gas Technician and Oil Burner Technician during the program. At the end of your second term, you may be eligible to apply to write your G3 and OBT3 certificates of qualification. At the end of your final term, you may be eligible to apply for your G2 and OBT2 certificates of qualification, making you more employable in the field. Upon completing the TSSA exams, you will be able to install, service, maintain and troubleshoot residential heating systems. Upon graduation, you may find employment opportunities as a service technician or installer. Graduates may also pursue a career in parts or equipment sales with a variety of employers such as:
    • residential and commercial heating companies
    • air conditioning or refrigeration contractors
    • wholesalers
    • public utilities
    • oil distribution companies
    • government

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Enjoy a hands-on approach to learning about the heating, refrigeration and air conditioning industry.
    • Are team-oriented and enjoy working with others.
    • Are self-reliant and enjoy challenges.
  • Overview

    Transform your appreciation for landscape design into a career in the ever-evolving horticultural industry. In the two-year Horticultural Industries Ontario College Diploma program you learn how to create landscapes from design to implementation. By offering a condensed format over 16 months, the Horticultural Industries program allows you to fast track your career. Learn the key aspects of this dynamic industry, including:
    • urban and rural landscape design, installation and maintenance
    • nursery production and management
    • sustainable urban agriculture
    • green roof and living wall technology
    The program offers a hands-on learning experience during the industry`s prime production period in the spring/summer/fall. Practice skills in Algonquin College`s extensive campus gardens surrounding the Horticulture Centre and within the attached greenhouse complex. The various plant collections and the vegetable garden provide you with the perfect opportunity to study plant identification, plant selection and ideal growing conditions. You take active part in further developing and maintaining the grounds in smaller work-groups, simulating the industry. To further your skills and make connections in the industry, you complete a 12-week co-op placement as part of the program. The landscape industry is fast-paced and constantly evolving, with a high-demand for skilled horticultural specialists and landscape designers. Graduates may find work, either as employees or self-employed, in:
    • construction and maintenance firms
    • landscape design
    • nurseries and garden centres
    • urban food production
    • tree care industry
    • park systems
    • consulting or teaching
    Most industry jobs are seasonal (April to November), but many nurseries keep employees on in the winter. You may also choose to continue your education by completing a degree in Landscape Architecture, Horticulture, and Plant Science.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Place a high personal priority on enhancing the environment.
    • Have an affinity for plants.
    • Enjoy physical activity and working outdoors.
    • Work well in a team environment.
    • Are interested in landscape design from conception to implementation.
    • Are concerned about the safety of the environment and food source sustainability
    • Enjoy problem solving.
    • Appreciate working in a professional environment.
    • Are able to identify various plants, memorize plant names and ideal growing requirements.
  • Overview

    Prepare for a variety of dynamic technical positions within the manufacturing industry. The two-year Manufacturing Engineering Technician Ontario College Diploma program prepares you for technical positions in the manufacturing industry. Gain a broad overview of mechanical engineering principles, with a focus on product manufacturing, and learn from professors who are industry professionals. As a student in this program, you experience a combination of classroom and lab-based environments and cultivate ideas from conception to production within various streams. These include:
    • solid modelling
    • computer numerical control programming
    • process engineering
    Learn how to use tools specific to the industry such as software and machinery, Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing, and CNC machinery. In your final term, undertake projects with external or internal industry partners where you analyze, plan and execute deliverables. Graduates may work in a number of capacities within the industry, finding employment as a:
    • CNC programmer
    • CNC machinist
    • quality control inspector
    • production scheduler
    • CAD drafter and designer
    • process engineer in manufacturing firms and corporations

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Have knowledge of the career opportunities and study expectations of the program.
    • Possess strong numeracy skills.
    • Are interested in mechanical functions and manufacturing.
    • Have solid conceptualization skills.
    • Enjoy using problem-solving skills to find solutions.
    • Are detailed-oriented and mechanically inclined.
    • Have an aptitude for programming.
  • Overview

    Technical expertise for a career in the repair and service industry. The two-year Motive Power Technician - Diesel Equipment and Truck Ontario College Diploma program, delievered in a compressed format over 42 weeks, prepares you to enter a variety of careers in the heavy equipment repair and service industry. This program gives you a combination of hands-on skills and theoretical knowledge for the diesel equipment and truck repair and service industry. Algonquin College`s Transportation Technology Centre provides you with access to modern equipment, enabling you to learn about advanced technology in today`s diesel equipment and truck industries. Through a series of classroom-based courses and extensive practical labs, you learn skills specific to heavy trucks and diesel equipment, including:
    • shop procedures and safety
    • vehicle maintenance and repair
    • drivelines
    • chassis
    • operational principles of systems common to most diesel equipment and trucks
    • fuel and electrical systems
    • internal combustion engines
    The curriculum has been designed to align with existing provincial apprenticeship competencies. Upon graduation, you are well-prepared to challenge the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) exemption exams for Commercial Vehicle and Equipment (Level 1 Powered Lift Truck, Farm, Heavy Equipment and Truck Apprenticeships). Graduates interested in pursuing Red Seal provincial recognition may also choose to further prepare for those examinations. As a graduate of this program, you may find employment in a number of sectors within this industry, including:
    • private and public organizations in the heavy truck and coach industries
    • agriculture
    • forest
    • mineral harvesting
    • construction
    • related diesel equipment fields

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Perform well both individually and in a team environment.
    • Possess strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
    • Are able to effectively handle physically demanding situations.
    • Have an appreciation for precise and accurate work.
    • Are mechanically inclined.
    • Possess good manual dexterity.
  • Overview

    Provide environmental, social and economic benefits in today`s society with a career in forestry. In the one-year Urban Forestry - Arboriculture Ontario College Certificate program, you experience a hands-on education exploring arboriculture science with tree care skills. You acquire the skills and knowledge related to a range of tree care services provided by professional arborists, including:
    • tree climbing
    • tree identification
    • tree pruning
    • tree removal
    • tree fertilization
    • tree planting
    • diagnoses and management of tree diseases
    Spend the majority of your time in the program outdoors, in a variety of weather conditions and heights. Working on real trees, practice climbing techniques and learn to become proficient in the use of arborist-related equipment including chainsaws, chippers and stump grinders. Develop foundational tree identification and safe tree climbing skills through theoretical, laboratory and hands-on learning. Participate in workplace scenarios that replicate actual challenges faced by arborists. In classroom and labs settings, examine tree science and arboriculture practises, such as planting, pruning and removal. Graduates may find a career as a(n):
    • head arborist
    • crew leader
    • arborist
    • arborist assistant
    • climber
    • apprentice climber
    • consulting arborist
    • ground staff member
    There are employment opportunities in a wide variety of areas such as:
    • commercial tree service companies
    • public utility companies
    • city, county, and other government agencies
    • landscape maintenance firms
    • nurseries
    • garden centres
    • industrial complexes
    • private estates
    • theme parks and resorts
    • arboretums
    • botanical gardens
    • tree research centres
    • golf courses
    If you choose to pursue further education, you are ready to write the College of Trades (COT) exemption exams for some college courses.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Enjoy physical activity and working outdoors.
    • Are willing to work in extreme weather conditions.
    • Are comfortable workings at heights exceeding 25M (80 feet).
    • Are able to lift one`s own weight.
    • Have an affinity to working with trees and shrubs.
    • Work well in a team environment.
    • Enjoy problem solving.
    • Possess good communication skills.
  • Overview

    Exploring the essentials in our new welding labs, get career-ready in just three terms. The Welding and Fabrication Techniques Ontario College Certificate program provides foundational skills to gain entry-level employment in the welding industry. Participate in a combination of theory and shop work, and learn metal fabrication techniques and welding, acquiring a solid foundation of principles for the field. All classes are taught in Algonquin College`s state-of-the-art Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence (ACCE) facility, where you have the opportunity to use up-to-date equipment and learn about advanced technology in the welding and fabrication field, including:
    • gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW)
    • shielded metal arc welding (SMAW)
    • oxy-acetylene welding (OAW)
    Learn metallurgy, and joint and metal preparation. Gain the ability to take technical measurements using the right tools, set up and safely operate equipment for various processes, and read and interpret blueprints and welding specifications. Students also have the option to gain real-world experience through a paid co-operative education (co-op) work term (see Additional Information for more details). Please note that places in the co-op version of the program are subject to availability. Qualified students with a minimum GPA of 3.6 have the opportunity to apply for paid co-op work term. You also have the opportunity to take additional welding qualifications throughout the program. You can complete the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) Qualification of Welding Procedures test for different forms of welding. These can include shielded metal arc, gas metal arc, and flux-cored arc. Graduates may find work in a variety of different positions in the welding field:
    • machine shops
    • fabrication facilities
    • manufacturing companies
    • ship repair
    • mining

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Thrive in an active, hands-on learning environment.
    • Enjoy working independently and as a member of a team.
    • Are interested in mechanical processes.
  • Overview

    Gain the knowledge and skills to ensure the safety of Canada`s water supply. The Water and Wastewater Technician Ontario College Diploma program equips you with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage water and wastewater infrastructure. The water and wastewater management field has been subjected to increasingly rigid legislation, due to ongoing public health concerns. This program teaches you how to deal with the demands on water quality professionals. This condensed 42-week program allows you to complete a two-year diploma program in only three terms, making it an intensive, but rewarding experience. Through a series of courses in advanced chemistry, biology and mechanical systems, you are able to make informed decisions in your day-to-day career. Learn how to:
    • prevent waterborne illnesses
    • manage industrial waste
    • operate off-site wastewater treatment units
    Learn using theoretical and applied approaches, in labs and in the field. Using industry-standard equipment, you acquire the most up-to-date skills and knowledge possible. Graduates of this program are well positioned to become:
    • water and wastewater treatment operators
    • compliance officers
    • water analysts with municipal or provincial governments
    • lab assistants in private and public laboratories

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Enjoy paying attention to fine details without losing sight of the big picture.
    • Care about the environment and public health issues, and find related work to be rewarding.
    • Want to work in a lab environment, and in the field.
    • Envision themselves as responsible, key members of an essential and indispensable team.

Technology, Networking Programs

  • Overview

    Combine the three fields of engineering to pursue a career in the field of automation and robotics. The four-year Bachelor of Automation and Robotics (Honours) degree program prepares you for a career in the field of automation and robotics. Autonomous and remotely operated systems are deployed the world over with ever increasing frequency. Such systems are being implemented in many instances to reduce risk to human workers, to achieve higher efficiencies in manufacturing and to improve the quality of lives through robot-assisted rehabilitation and care. Variations of these systems are often in place for reasons of feasibility, efficiency, safety or practicality. Traditionally, in order to develop such systems, collaborative expertise and knowledge in aspects of mechanical and electrical engineering as well as computer science is necessary. Through a combination of these three fields of engineering, this program helps you acquire the theoretical and applied expertise to succeed in the field of automation and robotics. As a student in this program, you acquire knowledge and skills specific to electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and computer science, including:
    • engineering principles, professionalism and methodologies
    • fundamentals of mathematics, technical writing, dynamics, electronics, computer programming, optical systems and materials science
    • machine design, control systems, electromechanical actuators, sensors, vision systems and the software necessary to design and simulate autonomous and remotely operated systems and components
    • project planning and management, and research and leadership skills
    This co-operative education program provides you with learning opportunities through industrial and/or applied research placements. A comprehensive final year project tied to the needs of industry exists to challenge you, presenting the opportunity to test and further develop knowledge and skills. If you are interested in the potential of self-employment, you have an opportunity to foster entrepreneurial aspirations. Graduates of this program may find employment opportunities in sectors such as:
    • industrial automation
    • mining
    • agriculture
    • manufacturing
    • aerospace
    • healthcare
    • defense
    Graduates may also choose to pursue further academic study in fields related to manufacturing, robotics, control systems or other areas of mechanical or electrical engineering. Algonquin College intends to pursue accreditation of this program with the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board of Engineers Canada.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well suited for students who:
    • Possess strong analytical, logical, mathematical and critical-thinking skills.
    • Enjoy working with mechanical and/or electrical assemblies.
    • Can work independently and collaborate in problem-solving teams.
    • Are interested in working with a wide variety of people and situations.
    • Have an appreciation for creative work and using cutting edge technology.
  • Program Information

    Program Overview

    The Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) – Information Resource Management Degree is a joint collaboration between Algonquin College and Carleton University; graduates of the program receive a Bachelor of Information Technology degree as well as a Library and Information Technician Ontario College Diploma. The degree is designed to offer students programming centred around both a practical experience and a theoretical background. For more information about each of these unique collaborative degrees, applicants should visit bitdegree.ca

    Program Eligibility

    For admission to the Bachelor of Information Technology – Information Resource Management program, applicants should visit: www.admissions.carleton.ca/requirements. For details about the program, applicants should visit: www.bitdegree.ca.

    Application Information

    Application for admission to an Ontario University for Ontario Secondary School students – For applicants presently registered full-time in an Ontario high school, this application is available only at Ontario high schools. Application for admission to an Ontario University – For applicants who wish to apply to an undergraduate program for full-time studies and who have never taken courses at Carleton University, this application is available online at www.ouac.on.ca and is used by all Canadian, permanent residents and all others who live in Canada. Application for admission to an Ontario University – International applicants – For non-Canadian applicants outside Canada who are applying to an undergraduate program for full-time studies, this application is available online at www.ouac.on.ca. Canadians outside the country use the 105D application.
  • Program Information

    Program Overview

    The Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) – Interactive Multimedia and Design degree is a joint collaboration between Algonquin College and Carleton University; graduates of the program receive a Bachelor of Information Technology degree as well as an Interactive Media Development Ontario College Advanced Diploma. The degree is designed to offer students programming centred around both a practical experience and a theoretical background. For more information about each of these unique collaborative degrees, applicants should visit bitdegree.ca

    Program Eligibility

    For admission to the Bachelor of Information Technology – Interactive Multimedia and Design  program, applicants should visit: www.admissions.carleton.ca/requirements. For details about the program, applicants should visit: www.bitdegree.ca.

    Application Information

    Application for admission to an Ontario University for Ontario Secondary School students – For applicants presently registered full-time in an Ontario high school, this application is available only at Ontario high schools. Application for admission to an Ontario University – For applicants who wish to apply to an undergraduate program for full-time studies and who have never taken courses at Carleton University, this application is available online at www.ouac.on.ca and is used by all Canadian, permanent residents and all others who live in Canada. Application for admission to an Ontario University – International applicants – For non-Canadian applicants outside Canada who are applying to an undergraduate program for full-time studies, this application is available online at www.ouac.on.ca. Canadians outside the country use the 105D application.
  • Program Information

    Program Overview

    The Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) – Network Technology degree is a joint collaboration between Algonquin College and Carleton University; graduates of the program receive a Bachelor of Information Technology degree as well as a Computer Engineering Technology – Network Technology Ontario College Advanced Diploma accreditation. The degree is designed to offer students programming centred around both a practical experience and a theoretical background. For more information about each of these unique collaborative degrees, applicants should visit www.bitdegree.ca

    Program Eligibility

    For admission to the Bachelor of Information Technology – Network Technology program, applicants should visit: www.admissions.carleton.ca/requirements. For details about the program, applicants should visit: www.bitdegree.ca.

    Application Information

    Application for admission to an Ontario University for Ontario Secondary School students:
    For applicants presently registered full-time in an Ontario high school, this application is available only at Ontario high schools.
    Application for admission to an Ontario University:
    For applicants who wish to apply to an undergraduate program for full-time studies and who have never taken courses at Carleton University, this application is available online at www.ouac.on.ca and is used by all Canadian, permanent residents and all others who live in Canada.
    Application for admission to an Ontario University – International applicants:
    For non-Canadian applicants outside Canada who are applying to an undergraduate program for full-time studies, this application is available online at www.ouac.on.ca. Canadians outside the country use the 105D application.
  • Program Information

    Program Overview

    The Bachelor of Information Technology – Optical Systems and Sensors (BIT-OSS) Degree is a joint collaboration between Algonquin College and Carleton University; graduates of the program receive a Bachelor of Information Technology degree as well as a Photonics and Laser Technology Ontario College Advanced Diploma. The degree is designed to offer students programming centred around both a practical experience and a theoretical background. For more information about each of these unique collaborative degrees, applicants should visit bitdegree.ca To learn about our state-of the-art lab facilities, please visit:
    • Optophotonics Lab
    • Laser Labs

    Program Eligibility

    For admission to the Bachelor of Information Technology – Optical Systems and Sensors program is at Carleton University, applicants should visit www.admissions.carleton.ca/requirements. For details about the program, applicants should visit: www.bitdegree.ca.

    Application Information

    Application for admission to an Ontario University for Ontario Secondary School students:
    For applicants presently registered full-time in an Ontario high school, this application is available only at Ontario high schools.
    Application for admission to an Ontario University:
    For applicants who wish to apply to an undergraduate program for full-time studies and who have never taken courses at Carleton University, this application is available online at www.ouac.on.ca and is used by all Canadian, permanent residents and all others who live in Canada.
    Application for admission to an Ontario University – International applicants:
    For non-Canadian applicants outside Canada who are applying to an undergraduate program for full-time studies, this application is available online at www.ouac.on.ca. Canadians outside the country use the 105D application.
  • Overview

    Information Communications Technologies (ICT`s) are a critical aspect of modern digital health ecosystems, supporting healthcare delivery through the provision of timely and reliable information for patient care, scientific research, strategic decision-making, data analytics and consumer health applications. This four-year bachelor`s degree prepares students for a career in today`s digital health workforce by providing knowledge, skills and competencies in the related domains of health technology studies, business technology management, and software development. Students build a multidisciplinary set of competencies through immersive learning simulations, innovative laboratory exercises and applied digital health projects in order to leverage essential technologies and systems to become successful healthcare technology professionals. Students inform and shape the future of healthcare by contributing to the design, development and improvement of innovative healthcare technologies, such as mobile health apps, hospital information systems, clinical decision aids and business intelligence applications. Students gain theoretical and practical knowledge through online, in-class, clinical and simulation-based learning experiences. Students apply analytical and leadership skills in a hands-on, research-rich learning environment throughout the program. Students have the opportunity to further apply and refine skills and knowledge while working in project teams during a co-operative work experience in industry. Graduates have a unique blend of practical knowledge and abilities that can be leveraged in the health, technology and business sectors. Graduates are well positioned to find employment in healthcare institutions (e.g. hospitals, clinics, public health units, laboratories), digital health consulting firms, government (both federal and provincial), or other private sector digital health solution providers. Graduates also have the option to pursue further academic studies in the field. The Bachelor of Technology (Digital Health)(Honours) program is aligned with the learning outcomes and competencies published by the Business Technology Management (BTM) standards. Algonquin College has initiated the accreditation process with BTM.

    Success Factors:

    This program is well suited for students who:
    • Possess strong analytical, logical, critical-thinking and interpersonal skills.
    • Enjoy working both independently and collaboratively in problem-solving teams.
    • Are interested in working in diverse situations spanning healthcare, business and technology.
    • Enjoy confronting challenges and leveraging technologies to overcome obstacles.
    • Appreciate working in a creative environment, and challenging their beliefs through exposure to a diversity of opinions.
  • Overview

    Learn the science that drives biotechnology careers. The three-year Biotechnology - Advanced Ontario College Advanced Diploma program gives you a strong overview of the science that drives biotechnology. With a mix of laboratory and theory courses, you learn about:
    • cell biology
    • chemistry
    • biochemistry
    • molecular biology
    • microbiology
    • bioinformatics
    • statistics
    You also gain a foundation in the social and ethical implications of this field, giving you the ability to make informed choices. As a student, you have the opportunity to carry out experiments and use state of the art laboratory instruments and tools throughout the program. Some of the topics you encounter include water analysis, soil analysis, quality and safety of food and beverages, DNA manipulation, and protein purification and analysis. You have the opportunity to work with government and industry professionals through optional industry internships or through participation in industry-aligned applied research projects. Students also have the option to gain real-world experience through a paid co-operative education (co-op) work term (see Additional Information for more details). Please note that places in the co-op version of the program are subject to availability. Students who elect to apply to the non co-op version of the program may not have the opportunity to transfer to the co-op version at a later date. Graduates of this program can pursue careers as lab technologists or analysts in biotechnology, health, agriculture and environmental fields. It is also possible to seek employment in the production and testing of medical devices, pharmaceuticals production and testing as well as in food and beverage production. Upon graduation, you may have the credentials to continue your education through articulation agreements between a number of colleges and universities, including Carleton University and Lakehead University.

    Success Factors:

    This program is well suited for students who:
    • Work well in team-oriented environments.
    • Are inquisitive and have an analytical nature.
    • Are attracted to new technologies.
  • Overview

    Develop your sustainable building operation expertise for a career in the rapidly advancing field. The Building Automation System Operations Ontario College Graduate Certificate program builds on your industry and educational experience and deepens your understanding of technologies that support the sustainable operation of buildings and ongoing building optimization. By working with data analysis, you gain the ability to monitor and adjust energy usage and gauge system parameters, alarms and activities within a building. The program is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to advance in the building technology field. With increased awareness of sustainable measures and growing energy costs, professionals in this field are moving towards high-performance automated buildings. These Smart buildings are reducing consumption and ensuring comfort, health and safety. In this program, you use case studies, hands-on learning, and field work to give you the knowledge to understand and apply skills in relation to building automation systems. Graduates who are looking to work in the building technology field may find employment in many different positions, including:
    • building automation system operator
    • building automation technician
    • HVAC automation and controls technician
    • building automation process leader

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well suited for individuals who:
    • Possess strong critical thinking and analytical skills.
    • Have an aptitude for technological, electrical and/or mechanical systems.
    • Are resourceful, self-motivated and enjoy challenges.
    • Are committed to achieving sustainable practices.
  • Overview

    One of Canada`s first programs to specialize in the Building Information Modeling (BIM) sector. The Building Information Modeling - Lifecycle Management (BIM-LM) Ontario College Graduate Certificate program is a fast and effective way to increase your career options. Expanding your skills to include how to manage data and process the lifecycle of a building in the architecture, construction, building owner or operator industry areas. This one-year program is tailored to develop your skills in BIM management techniques, which support productivity improvements in construction and facilities management. Recognized by both the Canada BIM Council (CanBIM) and building SMART Canada (bSC), this program is taught by industry professionals who have specialized Building Information Modelling expertise. Through a series of theory courses and extensive practical labs, you learn:
    • the history and development of the BIM field and how it is being used in the core (Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Owner and Operator (AECOO))industry
    • the tools and technologies used, and the appropriate applications of them
    • planning and collaboration skills and techniques
    • project management, including contract language, project delivery methods, information exchange standards and the requirements and legal matters that need to be considered
    • ongoing standards and guidelines
    You also participate each semester in a week-long project called BIM Blitz, where you demonstrate your accumulated knowledge in a simulation of a real-world project. BIM is a rapidly-emerging field, and demand is increasing for those who have specialized in this sector. Graduates of this program may work in all levels of government, including municipal, provincial and federal - as well as within the construction, architecture and interior design industries.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Have an interest in the social and technical aspects of the built environment.
    • Work well as a team member or in a leadership role.
    • Thrive in a highly computer-based environment
    • Can apply principles to problem-solve and find unique solutions.
  • Overview

    Gain specialized technical knowledge to further a career in the Business Intelligence field. The one-year Business Intelligence System Infrastructure (BISI) Ontario College Graduate Certificate provides you with specialized knowledge and skills to support the corporate use of Business Intelligence (BI), Data Visualization, Data Science, Cloud Services, and Agile Project Management. Research and evaluate current BI trends and theory as you specialize your career. A technical program, BISI is ideal for students who have existing degrees or advanced diplomas in Computing Science, Engineering, Business, Mathematics or a similar relevant business-science- technology field. BISI provides you with hands-on experience in:
    • database design, implementation and SQL
    • data warehouse design and development
    • data modelling and rendering
    • operating systems and programming fundamentals
    • data science essentials
    • Cloud fundamentals
    • agile project management
    • selected current topics
    As a student in this program, you collect, analyze, design, build, integrate and manage systems in order to facilitate data-driven decision-making. Use current versions of in-demand, enterprise grade software to access multiple data sources, including complex databases and data warehouses, for application and / or enterprise Cloud / Hybrid / on-premises solution delivery. Undertake a project, as part of a small team, to use and build upon your acquired knowledge and skills while addressing client requirements. BISI graduates may work in the public or private sector. They have the knowledge and skills to become Business Intelligence Systems specialists liaising with IT technical support and subject matter experts, as well as Technical Business Analysts designing, developing, and implementing responsive data models. In some situations, the graduate`s previous field of study opens specialized opportunities in emerging markets. Students also have the option to gain real-world experience through a paid co-operative education (co-op) work term (see Additional Information for more details). Based on the foundational knowledge and skills acquired throughout the program, BISI graduates may choose to pursue various certifications,in areas like:
    • IBM Cognos CA and related disciplines
    • tableau data visualization
    • cloud foundations
    • Python programming

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Are problem solvers and critical thinkers.
    • Have an interest in working with integrated software to deliver and support business solutions.
    • Are able to effectively work independently with little supervision.
    • Have the ability to professionally collaborate and achieve team deliverables.
    • Possess organization and time-management skills.
    • Are able to translate design models to implementation details.
  • Overview

    Learn workplace-ready programming languages and practical applications to use wherever your career takes you. The two-year Computer Programming Ontario College Diploma program prepares you for a career in software development. The program also specializes in program development strategies (using object-oriented modelling), database design and database administration. Use leading industry software products such as Oracle and CASE tools. Learn about programming languages such as Java, COBOL, SQL and PHP. Study object-oriented analysis and design, operating systems and coding in integrated environments, and learn how to debug, test, and maintain codes. In your final semester, participate in a software development project working with external clients to gain real-world experience in the programming field. Students also have the option to gain real-world experience through a paid co-operative education (co-op) work term (see Additional Information for more details). Please note that places in the co-op version of the program are subject to availability. Students who elect to apply to the non co-op version of the program may not have the opportunity to transfer to the co-op version at a later date. Graduates may work in a variety of different fields, as almost all sectors of industry require programmers. You may be employed as:
    • a software programmer
    • a web programmer
    • a business programmer
    • an application programmer
    Graduates may also find opportunities in database design and database administration.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Enjoy solving problems.
    • Are life-long learners ready to meet the challenges presented by rapidly changing technology.
    • Take pleasure in providing assistance to others (build computer systems to meet their needs).
    • Enjoy working with others as a member of a team.
    • Can work independently.
    • Are organized in their work and pay attention to detail.
  • Overview

    Advance your skillsets for a career in construction and civil engineering. The Civil Engineering Technology Ontario College Advanced Diploma is a continuation of the Construction Engineering Technician program and is open to students who already have an Algonquin College Construction Engineering Technician Ontario College Diploma and meet the admission requirements. This third year of study explores in-depth areas of civil engineering technology such as:
    • project scheduling and cost control
    • surveying
    • design of steel structures
    • foundations
    • water and wastewater technology
    During the final two terms of the program you take on a year-long project in collaboration with external industry partners that gives you real-world experience and may help you develop networks within a specific industry. As part of a project team, you participate in leadership events, analyze and solve problems, create deliverables and present the results of your project to the college community and the industry through demonstrations and presentations. Students also have the option to gain real-world experience through a paid co-operative education (co-op) work term (see Additional Information for more details). Please note that places in the co-op version of the program are subject to availability. OACETT (Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists) recognizes this program as meeting all of the academic requirements for certification in the Certified Engineering Technologist (CET) or Applied Science Technologist (AScT) category. Graduates and final-year students are immediately eligible to be registered as Associate members of OACETT upon submission of the Graduate Application form available through the Placement Office or OACETT. Graduates may pursue careers in a number of sectors of the construction industry, including:
    • cost estimating for residential, commercial and civil projects
    • surveying
    • project management
    • building inspection
    • materials testing
    • quality control
    • construction inspection

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Can work independently to contribute to problem-solving teams.
    • Enjoy using math and physics to solve technical problems.
    • Seek opportunities to specialize in their career.
    • Want to make a lasting difference in their community.
    • Enjoy working on complex projects.
    • Are able to meet challenging deadlines.
  • Overview

    Gain the analytical thinking and problem-solving skills for a career in programming and software development. The three-year Computer Engineering Technology - Computing Science Ontario College Advanced Diploma program prepares you for an information technology (IT) career in the private or public sectors. You gain the knowledge and skills to use a broad range of IT-based analytical thinking and problem-solving skills in support of the day-to-day operation of an enterprise`s software systems or in the development of new systems. Learn a variety of programming languages (Java, C#, C++, C, and others) and operating systems (Windows, Unix/Linux, and QNX). In addition, you study the development tools and debugging techniques used to design, code and test integrated and/or embedded applications and software systems. In your final year, you work in teams on sponsored real-world projects to develop a comprehensive application as part of the software engineering portion of the program. You also have the opportunity to select an elective course from an approved list, in areas that include graphics/multimedia, advanced database programming, android, business programming (Cobol), security and advanced web programming. The majority of the program consists of courses in systems programming, software development, testing and maintenance. The balance of the curriculum consists of courses in technical communications skills (both oral and written), mathematics and general education electives. Students also have the option to gain real-world experience through a paid co-operative education (co-op) work term (see Additional Information for more details). Please note that places in the co-op version of the program are subject to availability. Students who elect to apply to the non co-op version of the program may not have the opportunity to transfer to the co-op version at a later date. This program offers you the opportunity to pursue three cooperative education (co-op) work term(s). Qualified students with a minimum GPA of 2.7 have the opportunity to apply for paid co-op employment to gain valuable work experience and contacts within industry. Graduates may find employment as systems, integration, and applications programmers and/or testers, and as customer service representatives providing training and product support to clients of high technology corporations. Graduates may also pursue careers in such diverse areas as:
    • game and multimedia development
    • GUI (graphical user interface) development
    • IT communications, IT security, real-time and database systems
    • web-based applications
    • technical roles in all levels of government (federal, provincial, and municipal)

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Can work effectively in a teamwork environment.
    • Can apply critical and analytical thinking and have good problem-solving skills.
    • Are imaginative, attentive to detail and enjoy challenging their minds.
    • Are interested in computers and various software applications.
    • Have a strong commitment and dedication to their studies.
  • Overview

    Pursue a career supporting today`s IT carriers in our nationally accredited program. The two-year Computer Systems Technician Ontario College Diploma program prepares you for a career in information technology in either the public or private sector. As a student in this program, you have access to Cisco and Aruba hardware labs and network-based operating systems, which provide the best education available and focus on the technical aspects of common components in the industry. Resources used in this program run Windows and GNU/Linux/UNIX-based operating system platforms and support a wide variety of pre-installed software applications. You also learn troubleshooting techniques for computer hardware, operating systems, networking technologies and system administration. You will also study how to provide customer support, write technical reports, and solve problems through troubleshooting. This program offers you the opportunity to take part in back-to-back cooperative education (co-op) work terms to gain real-world experience and industry contacts. With good academic standing in this program, you can apply to the three-year Computer Systems Technology - Security program to receive an Ontario College Advanced Diploma. You can also work towards certifications from Cisco Academy CCENT/CCMA; the Computer Technology Industry Association A+; Network+ and more. These certifications give you additional credentials as you start your career. The Computer Systems Technician program has received national accreditation status by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) and the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT). OACETT recognizes the Computer Systems Technician program as meeting all the academic requirements for certification in the Technician category. Graduate and current students in their second year having met certain additional requirements (i.e. work experience and qualifying professional practice exam, etc.), can apply to become certified from OACETT. Students also have the option to gain real-world experience through a paid co-operative education (co-op) work term (see Additional Information for more details). Please note that places in the co-op version of the program are subject to availability. Students who elect to apply to the non co-op version of the program may not have the opportunity to transfer to the co-op version at a later date. Upon graduation, you may find employment opportunities in private and public sectors, including junior and entry-level positions in:
    • network/system installation
    • maintenance or administration
    • hardware and software sales
    • customer service support
    • technical support

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Enjoy the challenge of a constantly evolving field.
    • Can work independently or in a team environment.
    • Have good problem-solving and analytical skills.
    • Are interested in learning how to implement and troubleshoot computer technology, operating systems and networking technology solutions.
  • Overview

    Further your studies to specialize your IT career in the advancing field of Security. Graduates of the Computer Systems Technician Ontario College Diploma program may be interesting in furthering their knowledge and skills with this third year of study. This third-year Computer Systems Technology - Security Ontario College Advanced Diploma program prepares you to perform a critical role in securing the confidentiality, integrity and availability of business-critical data, transactions and network infrastructure. In this program you develop the theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills to assess, recommend, implement, and troubleshoot various advanced security solutions and countermeasures. Throughout the program, you have access to modern computing facilities that run Windows and Linux/UNIX-based operating systems that support a variety of pre-installed software applications. Algonquin College also offers specialized networking, Cisco and hardware labs. Learn how to deploy modern security countermeasures against threats to IT infrastructure and how to validate and evaluate security controls. Discover common techniques used in digital forensics and investigations, and how to participate in the investigation and incident response process. Learn how to design effective corporate policies and IT forensic concepts and tools, and study the legal process and proper evidence gathering procedures. Graduates of this program may find careers in:
    • private industrial government and service sectors
    • privately managed security firms
    • security audit/penetration consulting firms
    • law enforcement agencies and security agencies
      There may also be opportunities as:
    • a network security specialist
    • an IT network security consultant
    • a corporate information security manager and officer

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    In preparation for careers in information technology, applicants should be aware that success in this program requires a high level of commitment and dedication, as well as a willingness to go beyond the materials presented in class and in lab.  This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Enjoy solving problems and challenging their minds.
    • Have an inquisitive, well-organized and analytical nature.
    • Can work effectively independently and with others in a corporate team environment.
    • Enjoy analyzing problems of a complex nature and providing solutions.
  • Overview

    As investments in online channels continue to grow, businesses are increasingly looking for quantifiable results that maximize returns from digital initiatives. As a result, digital analytics has become a dynamic and innovative field of strategic importance. In this online College Certificate program, learners explore the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of Internet data for the purposes of optimizing Web, Social Media and Mobile channels. Learners gain a broad perspective by going above and beyond clickstream data to investigate complementary research methodologies that shed light on the complete customer experience. Through case-studies, online discussions and assignments, learners develop a solid understanding of the metrics and tools at their disposal to identify actionable insight, optimize an organization's online user experience and digital marketing campaigns and influence customer-focused change within an organization. Graduates deliver value to the business by transforming data into insights geared to helping digital leaders make more informed decisions and may find employment within government agencies, consulting and private sector company functions responsible for managing and optimizing online customer experiences and digital marketing initiatives. Graduates may also work as self-employed entrepreneurs in the digital analytics industry. To qualify for this certificate, you must complete the program within two years.

    Success Factors

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Are analytical and are problem solvers.
    • Have an investigative and inquisitive mindset.
    • Have familiarity with online user experience design and digital marketing strategies.
    • Are knowledgeable of business principles.
    The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
    1. Select analytics methods to solve digital business problems.
    2. Lead web analytics implementations that deliver accurate and meaningful data using knowledge of technical issues and privacy regulations.
    3. Build tailored reports to effectively communicate results.
    4. Draw insights and recommend enhancements based on digital analytics data that maximize business value from digital channels and marketing campaigns.
    5. Recommend key performance indicators which strategically align digital analytics to business goals and enable an analytics-driven culture across an organization.
    6. Select and implement A/B or multivariate tests, usability studies, surveys and other research methods to acquire behaviour insight.
    7. Develop user personas to aid and promote user-centered design.
  • Overview

    Pursue a career in the evolving world of web software application creation. The two-year Internet Applications and Web Development Ontario College Diploma program prepares you to pursue a variety of different careers in the internet applications and web development industry. This program is designed to teach you:
    • internet technologies
    • internet programming
    • the analysis and design of internet applications
    Use modern computing facilities with a variety of software offered to help you during the program. The department is sponsored by Microsoft Developer`s Network Academic Alliance and through other vendor agreements, which gives you access to the most up-to-date technology. During the program, you study a number of topics relevant to the field. You learn internetworking, TCP/IP and TCP/IP services, databases and web development as well as HTML and other meta tag markup languages. Additional topics include:
    • client-side and server-side scripting
    • programming languages
    • systems and network security
    • ecommerce
    In your last semester, you have the opportunity to use the software engineering principles you learned throughout the program to design and complete a multi-tiered web application suitable for an internet/intranet environment. Students also have the option to gain real-world experience through a paid co-operative education (co-op) work term (see Additional Information for more details). Please note that places in the co-op version of the program are subject to availability. Students who elect to apply to the non co-op version of the program may not have the opportunity to transfer to the co-op version at a later date. This course is designed to help you begin your career as:
    • a web administrator
    • an internet application developer
    • a web application architect
    • a web programmer
    • an ecommerce architect
    • an ecommerce developer
    • a web specialist

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Have good problem-solving and analytical skills.
    • Enjoy solving logic puzzles.
    • Are inquisitive and well-organized.
    • Enjoy working with computers.
    • Have an appreciation for the usefulness of the Internet.
    • Can work effectively in a teamwork environment.
  • Overview

    Turn your passion for research, literacy and information into a rewarding career. The two-year Library and Information Technician Ontario College Diploma program provides you with a broad range of knowledge and experiences for the library and information management field. This unique program teaches skills that deal with both technical and public service considerations. Technical services involve manual and automated operations related to collecting, processing and organizing material. Public services involve assisting or teaching clients in finding or using information resources. An emphasis on exposing students to the latest technologies, trends and developments in the library and information field enables students to graduate job-ready. Benefit from small class sizes. Learn from professors with industry experience. Test your knowledge and skills through hands-on classroom activities and work field placements. Field placements take place in:
    • schools
    • public, government, and academic libraries, or
    • archives, records and information management organizations
    Through field placements, you develop relevant industry connections, preparing you for work in the field.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Enjoy serving the public, working with teams and have good interpersonal skills.
    • Have strong English communication skills, verbal and written.
    • Possess a good general education and knowledge of current events.
    • Are well-organized and have the ability to analyze information.
    • Pay attention to detail and work with a high degree of accuracy.
    • Are flexible, adaptable, self-motivated and work well independently.
  • Overview

    Learn engineering design - offer solutions as a mechanical engineering technologist. The three-year Mechanical Engineering Technology Ontario College Advanced Diploma program teaches you to apply scientific and engineering principles to solve mechanical engineering problems in a variety of industries. Through a series of classroom-based courses and extensive practical labs, you acquire skills specific to mechanical engineering technologists, including:
    • modifying and improving engineering designs using conventional and computer-based methods
    • performing engineering tests
    • supporting product development
    • using engineering software and systems to conduct engineering design and analysis
    • designing specialized jogs and fixtures
    • analyzing problems involving machine design, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics and heat transfer
    • understanding and applying design standards (i.e., ASHRAE and ASM International)
    • using design software such as SolidWorks, AutoCAD and MasterCAM
    During your third year in the program, you complete a capstone project under the guidance of your faculty members. You work with external stakeholders in the industry during the project to analyze, plan and execute your project. Students also have the option to gain real-world experience through a paid co-operative education (co-op) work term (see Additional Information for more details). Please note that places in the co-op version of the program are subject to availability. Students who elect to apply to the non co-op version of the program may not have the opportunity to transfer to the co-op version at a later date. Graduates may find work in the research, design and testing of mechanical systems, or with:
    • manufacturing processes
    • electro-mechanical control systems
    • automation
    • green-energy and building systems

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Have investigated the career opportunites and study expectations by speaking with recent graduates, students, employers and faculty of the program.
    • Enjoy learning activities and assume responsibility for the time and effort required.
    • Enjoy science and are eager to apply applications of mathematics, physics and chemistry.
    • Are committed to a well-rounded education leading to multiple career opportunities in a variety of industries.
  • Overview

    Turn your interest in mobile development into a career needed across a number of different industries. The two-year Mobile Application Design and Development Ontario College Diploma program prepares you to enter the expanding and evolving fields of mobile web and application development. Design mobile website interfaces across different platforms and devices. Learn how to build native applications for mobile devices and use different technologies and programming languages. Topics covered include:
    • user interface (UI) design
    • user experience (UX) design
    • responsive web design
    • Full-Stack web development
    • hybrid mobile application development
    • native mobile application development
    • entrepreneurial business skills
    Emphasis is placed on a hands-on approach to developing sites and applications. In your final semester, prepare for industry by developing a mobile solution for a real-world client. Experience working in teams and participate in the analysis, design, implementation, testing and deployment of your mobile solution. Upon graduation, you may find work in all levels of government, as well as business, marketing, and communications. Some available jobs include:
    • UX designer
    • UI designer
    • web designer
    • web developer
    • Full-Stack developer
    • mobile app consultant
    • mobile app developer
    • web development consultant
    • QA tester

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Are interested in working with computers and mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets.
    • Enjoy the challenge of working with evolving mobile technology.
    • Have good problem-solving skills and enjoy solving logic problems.
    • Enjoy non-repetitive tasks and the challenge of developing new and creative solutions for mobile applications.
    • Can work independently and as a productive member of a team.
    • Are organized in their work and pay attention to detail.
    • Are committed and dedicated.
    • Are proficient with basic computer skills, such as keyboarding and the use of office software suite.

Travel, Tourism, Hospitality Programs

  • Overview

    The first of its kind in Eastern Ontario - A hospitality and tourism degree that works. Graduates from a two-year Hospitality - Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management Ontario College Diploma with a minimum overall average of 70%, who complete the required bridging courses and have a minimum of 500 hours of work experience within the hospitality and tourism industry, are eligible to bridge into Level 05 (Year 3) of this four-year Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management (Honours) degree after taking four degree-level bridging courses. The Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management (Honours) (Co-op) degree program prepares you for supervisory and management careers within the dynamic hospitality and tourism industry. The program gives you a solid knowledge of hospitality and tourism business operations, coupled with effective leadership and management skills. Created by industry experts, this degree program is the first of its kind in Eastern Ontario. It focuses on four key areas of the hospitality and tourism industry:
    • management
    • finance
    • human resources
    • marketing
    Smaller class sizes allow you the one-on-one time you need to succeed. Throughout the program, you are provided with opportunities to develop teamwork, leadership, communication, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. This experiential learning enables you to apply the program`s unique theoretical knowledge in a variety of real business situations. Expand your real-world experience with two mandatory, paid 500-hour cooperative education (Co-op) placements. Over the course of the placements, you are given the opportunity to network with professionals and gain valuable industry experience that is essential for success in the hospitality and tourism industry. Graduates of this program are equipped with the skills, knowledge and experience required to succeed in hospitality and tourism careers and may find employment both locally and globally in:
    • hotels or resorts
    • restaurants
    • cruise lines
    • casinos
    • consulting firms
    • destination marketing organizations
    • suppliers to the hospitality and tourism industry
    Specific opportunities can include:
    • management trainee for large hotel chains
    • sales and marketing managers
    • revenue/finance managers
    • event coordinators/planners
    • human resources coordinator
    • food and beverage manager/supervisor
    • club managers
    • attractions managers/supervisors
    • restaurant managers/supervisors
    • membership coordinator convention visitors bureau
    Some graduates also choose to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Enjoy interacting with people of diverse backgrounds.
    • Enjoy using creative, strategic and critical thinking to solve problems.
    • Are interested in examining and addressing sustainable and global hospitality and tourism issues.
    • Thrive in a fast-paced and constantly evolving environment.
    • Appreciate the value of teamwork.
  • Overview

    The first of its kind in Eastern Ontario - A hospitality and tourism degree that works. The Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management (Honours) (Co-op) degree program prepares you for supervisory and management careers within the dynamic hospitality and tourism industry. The program gives you a solid knowledge of hospitality and tourism business operations, coupled with effective leadership and management skills. Created by industry experts, this degree program is the first of its kind in Eastern Ontario. It focuses on four key areas of the hospitality and tourism industry:
    • management
    • finance
    • human resources
    • marketing
    Smaller class sizes allow you the one-on-one time you need to succeed. Throughout the program, you are provided with opportunities to develop teamwork, leadership, communication, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. This experiential learning enables you to apply the program`s unique theoretical knowledge in a variety of actual business situations. Expand your real-world experience with two mandatory, paid 500-hour co-op placements. Over the course of the placements you are given the opportunity to network with professionals and gain valuable industry experience that is essential for success in the hospitality and tourism industry. See Additional Information for more details. Graduates of this program are equipped with the skills, knowledge and experience required to succeed in hospitality and tourism careers and may find employment both locally and globally in:
    • hotels or resorts
    • restaurants
    • cruise lines
    • casinos
    • consulting firms
    • destination marketing organizations
    • suppliers to the hospitality and tourism industry
    Specific opportunities can include:
    • management trainee for large hotel chains
    • sales and marketing managers
    • revenue/finance managers
    • event coordinators /planners
    • human resources coordinator
    • food and beverage manager/supervisor
    • front desk manager/supervisor
    • club managers
    • attractions managers/supervisors
    • restaurant managers/supervisors
    • membership coordinator convention visitors bureau
    Some graduates may also choose to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Enjoy interacting with people of diverse backgrounds.
    • Enjoy using creative, strategic and critical thinking to solve problems.
    • Are interested in examining and addressing sustainable and global hospitality and tourism issues.
    • Thrive in a fast-paced and constantly evolving environment.
    • Appreciate the value of team work.
  • Overview

    Transform your passion for baking into a profession. The two-year Baking and Pastry Arts Management Ontario College Diploma program gives you specialty skills and management expertise, preparing you for a career in the baking and pastry arts industry. Gain hands-on experience under the direction of our professional chefs in industry-standard baking and pastry labs. In the first year, focus on building a strong foundation of essential baking skills. In the second year, acquire a combination of advanced patisserie training and management skills for job advancement or business ownership. Unleash your creativity while learning many advanced skills such as:
    • chocolate work
    • blown, pulled and cast sugar pieces
    • special occasion and wedding cakes
    • artisan breads
    • plated desserts
    • gum paste and almond paste figurines
    Gain knowledge and skills related to business planning, sales and cost forecasting, marketing and capital costs. Learn how to thrive in the daily operation of a professional bakery. Plan and compiel a business plan that is then presented to a guest judging panel. You also have the exciting opportunity to experience food and culture abroad in Italy, if you choose to participate in the annual culinary trip. Throughout the program, you receive real-world experience with 120 hours of field placement. You also participate in a variety of events and baking competitions within the community so that upon graduation, you have career-ready skills and relevant industry contacts. Graduates from this program can take their career into many specialized areas of the industry. You may find employment as a:
    • baker
    • pastry chef
    • confectioner
    • chocolatier
    • research assistant in food manufacturing
    • bakery manager in commercial or artisan bakeries
    • restaurant and catering company employee
    • bakery/patisserie owner

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Have a passion for creating pastries and baking.
    • Possess strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
    • Are artistic and creative.
    • Perform well both individually and in a team environment.
    • Are precise and attentive to detail.
    • Work well with challenging timelines and working under pressure.
  • Overview

    Get the competitive edge with the perfect mix of theory and hands-on experience. In this 14-week Bartending Ontario College Certificate program, you gain the practical dexterity and professional development skills you need to become a professional bartender. Obtain five-star service instruction from industry professionals with real-world advice and guidance. Gain applied skills in mixology and garnishing, and learn the principles and practices of bar management in our fully-stocked, multi-station mixology and wine-tasting labs. Through sampling and tasting, expand your palette and develop an appreciation for the complexity and diversity of liquors, liqueurs, beers and wines. It is the perfect blend of theory and hands-on experience to achieve competitive edge for your bartending career. During the Bartending program, earn certificates that give you a competitive edge when job hunting, including the Smart Serve certificate, Draft Beer Quality certificate, and Workplace Violence and Harassment certificate. Smart Serve is a mandatory certification for serving alcohol in licensed establishments in Ontario. Expand your real-world experience with a field placement in an Ottawa bar, restaurant or nightclub. This placement gives you the opportunity to network with industry contacts. There is a demand for qualified bartenders in today`s hospitality industry. You may find employment as a bartender in:
    • restaurants
    • convention centres
    • resorts
    • bars
    • hotels
    • cruise ships
    • nightclubs
    With further training, you may advance to positions like bar or food and beverage manager. You must be 19 years of age to apply to this program.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Enjoy working in nightclubs or any hotel/restaurant industry.
    • Prefer immediate and profitable rewards from their occupation.
    • Seek to share their unique creations in a social environment.
    • Are eager to network and share creative promotional ideas.
    • Possess strong interpersonal and social skills.
  • Overview

    Turn your passion for food into a rewarding culinary career. Algonquin College`s two-year Culinary Management Ontario College Diploma program gives you the most current knowledge and cutting-edge skills needed to excel in the high-growth culinary industry. You are trained by industry leaders in world-class culinary labs with a focus on advanced culinary skills, managerial skills and hands-on experience. As a student, your studies include:
    • food preparation
    • baking techniques
    • nutrition
    • menu planning
    • plating techniques
    • restaurant service and entrepreneurship, and
    • farm to fork cooking
    Some classes are held in the evening and on the weekend in Restaurant International, Algonquin College`s on-campus fine-dining restaurant, to give you a taste of your career after graduation. You also complete industry-related certifications such as Sanitation and Safety, WHMIS, Respectful Workplace and Smart Serve. Expand your real-world experience and make industry connections with 160-hour field placement. With opportunities to participate in community events, culinary competitions and industry activities, you have many chances to refine your skills and gain valuable experience. In your third semester, you have the opportunity to earn your credits while studying abroad in the beautiful country of Montenegro on the Adriatic Sea. Graduates may find employment as cooks or assistant cooks in the food service departments of restaurants, hotels, motels, resorts, cruise ships, institutions and catering companies. The managerial content of this program enables graduates to progress into such diversified areas as:
    • food and beverage control
    • purchasing and receiving
    • commis de cuisine
    • department chefs
    • junior sous-chefs
    • executive sous-chefs
    • chefs de cuisine
    • executive chefs de cuisine.
    Graduates may also pursue self-employment opportunities.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Are well-organized, creative and work well under tight time constraints and pressure.
    • Aspire to own a restaurant or use their entrepreneurial spirit to manage an existing business.
    • Can work independently and contribute to a team workplace.
    • Are able to work long hours.
    • Seek rewarding opportunities and experiences.
    • Understand the importance of work safety practices.
  • Overview

    Turn your passion for planning into an exciting career. The Event Management Ontario College Graduate Certificate program prepares you for many exciting roles in the fast-paced event planning industry. Gain the experience, knowledge and real-world practice needed to be successful in this high-demand field. Learn the logistics of planning an event, including risk management, project development and planning, accounting and financial skills, and marketing. Gain critical event management skills, from acquiring sponsorships, to providing entertainment and creating programming, to people management and working in teams. The highlight of the program is a real-world team-based fundraising event that provides you with an opportunity to make a difference in the community. You also benefit from 112 hours in an industry field placement, gaining more real-world experience and valuable industry contacts. Graduates may find employment in:
    • corporations or associations
    • museums or attractions
    • sports organizations
    • wedding planning companies
    • tourism organizations
    • festivals or cultural organizations
    • hotels or cruise lines
    • government and non-profit organizations - locally, nationally or globally.
    Positions include:
    • event planner/coordinator/manager
    • corporate event planner or event tourism planner
    • wedding planners or consultants
    • festival managers
    You may also choose to pursue self-employment opportunities.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Have a passion for planning, enjoy putting their plans into action and organizing events.
    • Are able to meet tight and evolving deadlines, through the use of strong organizational and time management skills.
    • Are able to manage and prioritize personal and professional responsibilities.
    • Possess exceptional teamwork skills and the ability to motivate others
    • Thrive in high-energy, challenging environments.
    • Enjoy brainstorming and problem solving.
    • Have strong computer skills.
  • Overview

    Gain the competitive edge for a career in nutrition management. Graduates from the Food and Nutrition Management Ontario College Graduate Certificate program take their careers in the food services industry to the next level. This one-year program builds on your culinary/hospitality skills and gives you the knowledge and real-world experience needed to succeed in the lucrative health care sector of the food services industry. The program combines in-class learning with online projects. You learn about a variety of topics, including:
    • advanced normal nutrition
    • clinical nutrition
    • physiology
    • food modification
    • quality management of sanitation and safety procedures
    • facilities design
    • labour relations
    • food service management of healthcare standards, and
    • financial and business management
    Expand your skills to work in many areas of the industry, including long-term care facilities, hospitals, and retirement homes. The program has earned a five-year Accreditation from the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management. This provides the highest level of certification in the field of nutrition management, giving you the competitive edge you need to be successful. Gain real-world experience during 175 hours of field placement. Most of the placements are in a long-term care facility, where you participate in the supervision of food and nutrition services. Make valuable connections with the opportunity to leave a lasting impression. After graduation, you may find employment in the management of various areas of nutritional care and food preparation and food service in:
    • hospitals
    • long-term care facilities
    • retirement homes
    • contract food service management companies, and
    • commercial/retail settings
    Some expected responsibilities may include planning, managing and supervising a food service department within a healthcare facility. Duties may include diet calculations, diet and nutrition counselling, nutrition promotion, employee training and supervision, food production, financial forecasting and quality assurance.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Have good organizational and leadership abilities.
    • Are planners who enjoy putting their plans into action.
    • Have an interest in helping people make healthy living choices.
    • Are team-oriented and like to work with others.
  • Overview

    The first of its kind in Eastern Ontario - A hospitality and tourism degree that works. Graduates from a two-year Hospitality - Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management Ontario College Diploma with a minimum overall average of 70%, who complete the required bridging courses and have a minimum of 500 hours of work experience within the hospitality and tourism industry, are eligible to bridge into Level 05 (Year 3) of this four-year Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management (Honours) degree after taking four degree-level bridging courses. The Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management (Honours) (Co-op) degree program prepares you for supervisory and management careers within the dynamic hospitality and tourism industry. The program gives you a solid knowledge of hospitality and tourism business operations, coupled with effective leadership and management skills. Created by industry experts, this degree program is the first of its kind in Eastern Ontario. It focuses on four key areas of the hospitality and tourism industry:
    • management
    • finance
    • human resources
    • marketing
    Smaller class sizes allow you the one-on-one time you need to succeed. Throughout the program, you are provided with opportunities to develop teamwork, leadership, communication, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. This experiential learning enables you to apply the program`s unique theoretical knowledge in a variety of real business situations. Expand your real-world experience with two mandatory, paid 500-hour cooperative education (Co-op) placements. Over the course of the placements, you are given the opportunity to network with professionals and gain valuable industry experience that is essential for success in the hospitality and tourism industry. Graduates of this program are equipped with the skills, knowledge and experience required to succeed in hospitality and tourism careers and may find employment both locally and globally in:
    • hotels or resorts
    • restaurants
    • cruise lines
    • casinos
    • consulting firms
    • destination marketing organizations
    • suppliers to the hospitality and tourism industry
    Specific opportunities can include:
    • management trainee for large hotel chains
    • sales and marketing managers
    • revenue/finance managers
    • event coordinators/planners
    • human resources coordinator
    • food and beverage manager/supervisor
    • club managers
    • attractions managers/supervisors
    • restaurant managers/supervisors
    • membership coordinator convention visitors bureau
    Some graduates also choose to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Enjoy interacting with people of diverse backgrounds.
    • Enjoy using creative, strategic and critical thinking to solve problems.
    • Are interested in examining and addressing sustainable and global hospitality and tourism issues.
    • Thrive in a fast-paced and constantly evolving environment.
    • Appreciate the value of teamwork.
  • Overview

    Join a growing industry and gain opportunities worldwide. The two-year Hospitality - Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management Ontario College Diploma program provides you with specialized managerial skills for the hospitality and tourism industry through a mixture of theory and hands-on classes delivered by industry professionals. Learn about:
    • hotel and restaurant operations
    • management skills
    • computer applications in hospitality and tourism
    • financial management
    • marketing
    The first year of the program provides introductory industry and business courses to help prepare you for entry-level positions. The second year focuses on developing management skills to help solidify long-term career success in the hospitality and tourism industry. Experience a variety of restaurant operations-related roles in Restaurant International, Algonquin College`s student-operated restaurant and teaching facility. Some of these classes happen during the evening and weekends, to prepare you for the variety of shift work in the industry. Before graduation, you will have completed a minimum 500 hours of practical industry work experience. Students who graduate from this program with a minimum of a B average can further their education by bridging into year three of the Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management (Honours) degree program, after completing four bridging courses offered at Algonquin College. There are a growing number of job opportunities - available both locally and globally - in this dynamic industry. Graduates may find employment in:
    • the food and beverage industry
    • the accommodation sector
    • tourism services
    • sales and marketing
    • transportation
    • events and conferences
    • transportation
    • food and beverage
    • events and conferences
    • tourism services

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Have good interpersonal skills and enjoy interacting with people.
    • Are interested in a career in the hospitality business that is portable throughout the world.
    • Seek variety in their daily work and rewarding opportunities and experiences.
    • Are looking for career opportunities that allow flexibility to balance work and family life.
  • Overview

    Expand your local and international career opportunities - Join the rapidly-growing tourism industry. The two-year Tourism - Travel Services Ontario College Diploma program gives you the experience and specialized skills you need for an exciting career in the diverse tourism and travel industry sectors. In this program, you receive current travel industry knowledge from our faculty, who have a strong background in all of the industry sectors. This essential knowledge includes:
    • the practical application of industry software used in the airline and travel services industry
    • world tourism geography
    • marketing
    • customer service excellence
    Volunteer at industry events, network with industry professionals and travel locally as well as internationally to Costa Rica where you can earn a course credit. Learn about current industry trends like sustainable tourism, niche and group travel and customized vacation planning. Expand your real-world experience during a two-week field placement in the tourism and travel sector of your choice. The diverse set of skills and opportunities provided by this program gives you the confidence you need to start your career. Before graduation, you write the Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) exam. This exam is required to meet the mandatory licensing requirement for work in licensed retail or wholesale travel service operations in Ontario. Algonquin College graduates have a competitive edge with employers because the program has earned the highest (5-star) accreditation from The Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA), cementing its reputation for excellence within the industry. Graduates can take their career in many directions. You may find employment as a(n):
    • retail travel counsellor
    • tour operator counsellor
    • flight attendant
    • government tourism representative
    • airport customer service agent
    • destination representative
    • travel service representative (motor coach, rail, auto, cruise lines or attractions)

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Are passionate about the tourism and travel industry.
    • Have strong communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills.
    • Thrive in a team-based environment.
    • Have a desire to provide customer service excellence.
    • Enjoy working in an exciting fast-paced and evolving environment.

Veterinary, Animal Services Programs

  • Overview

    Turn your interest and passion for animal care into a career. The one-year, two-semester Veterinary Assistant Ontario College Certificate program provides you with a strong foundation of theory and practical skills necessary to provide quality care and support in the veterinary clinics and related animal care settings. Areas of study include animal handling and restraint techniques, surgical preparation, common diseases, animal behavior, laboratory procedures, grooming techniques, business procedures, client service skills. The development of strong interpersonal and communication skills is emphasized. The program relies on a variety of course delivery formats including traditional in-class labs and lectures, hybrid and off-site labs. The focus is primarily companion animal care, with additional information on large animal, shelter animal and laboratory animal care. Employment opportunities for veterinary assistants are varied and may include veterinary clinics, animal shelter and rescue organizations, wildlife sanctuaries, research facilities, grooming and pet care businesses.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well -suited for students who:
    • Are detail-oriented, organized and able to work independently.
    • Enjoy working as a team member.
    • Are receptive to direction, able to multitask and work efficiently.
    • Have the ability to apply theoretical knowledge into practical skills.
    • Have flexible schedules and can perform shift work including evenings, weekends and holidays.
    • Possess good communication and interpersonal skills and have the ability to develop professional relationships with coworkers and clientele.
    • Are dedicated to providing quality and compassionate animal care.
    • Are comfortable working in a clinical setting and handling biological materials such as urine, feces and blood.
    • Have the ability to lift and carry up to 25kg, stand for long periods of time and handle a physically demanding environment.
     
  • Overview

    Transform learning into making a difference on a veterinary health care team. The two-year Veterinary Technician Ontario College Diploma program prepares you to enter the profession by offering an authentic learning experience working alongside highly credentialed professionals in our on-campus veterinary medical facility and in our partnering facilities in the local community. You benefit from learning in the 10,100 square-foot Veterinary Learning Centre and Clinic. This facility includes a reception area, exam rooms, husbandry area, surgical suite, dental suite, radiography room and more. This facility is similar to a real-life small animal clinic, enabling you to have an on-campus learning experience using the equipment you would also use in the field. As a student, you have the unique opportunity to provide medical care to shelter animals, helping to prepare them for adoption. While in the program, you become a vital member of the veterinary health care team who develops and acquires valuable knowledge and skills that can then be applied to a variety of areas within the Veterinary Learning Centre and Clinic while working with these animals. This includes:
    • physical exams and patient care
    • preparing and administering medications
    • specimen collection and sample analysis
    • surgical assisting and anesthesia
    • producing diagnostic radiographs
    • providing nutritional support
      Additional benefits of this program are its numerous accreditations. It is accredited by the College of Veterinarians of Ontario, the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians; certified by the Canadian Council of Animal Care; and registered with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Graduates are eligible for consideration for registration by the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians and by the Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science. This challenging and rewarding program offers quality academics and practical experiences, which provide a solid foundation for graduates who are entering various career paths within the exciting profession of veterinary technician. Graduates of this program may find employment in a variety of professional settings, which include:
    • small, large, or mixed animal veterinary practices
    • animal shelters
    • veterinary pharmaceutical companies
    • medical equipment and nutritional sales
    • zoological parks and wildlife facilities
    • research facilities
    • provincial and federal government agencies
    • post-secondary institutions and regulatory bodies
     

    SUCCESS FACTORS

    This program is well-suited for students who:
    • Are able to dedicate two hours of studying outside of class for each hour of instructional lecture or lab.
    • Have a strong background in math and science.
    • Have flexible schedules and can perform shift work including early mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays.
    • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and have the ability to develop professional relationships with coworkers and clientele.
    • Have exceptional critical-thinking skills.
    • Can take direction and accomplish tasks efficiently.
    • Are self-motivated, can work independently, can thrive in a team environment and are comfortable in a leadership role.
    • Are detail oriented, organized and committed to achieving excellence in their work.
    • Are dedicated to providing high quality veterinary medical care with compassion towards animals and people.
    • Have good manual dexterity and strong fine motor skills.
    • Have the ability to lift and carry up to 25kg, stand for long periods of time and handle a physically demanding environment.
    • Are comfortable working within a variety of clinical settings, managing large and small patients and handling biological materials.

Algonquin College

Algonquin’s organizational philosophy is defined by its mission, vision and core values. The following are intended to serve as points of inspiration, carefully articulating our purpose

Mission

To transform hopes and dreams into lifelong success.

Vision

To be a global leader in personalized, digitally connected, experiential learning.

Our values

Caring, Integrity, Learning, Respect


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