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Canadian Business Skills College of Technology

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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.

Business, Accounting, Marketing Programs

  • There is always a demand for skilled office staff, able to work independently and who possess above-average skills.  

    General Tasks:

     
    • Responsible for planning and implementing projects
    • Overseeing staff for various Departments
    • With any previous experience, one may enter a company in a supervisory level as opposed to an entry level position.
     

    Skills:

     
    • In-depth Computer Skills
    • Foundation for pursuing certification as a Microsoft Office Specialist in MS Word, Excel, Access, and Powerpoint.
    • Human Resources, Administration, Accounting
  • Program Overview:

    The Office Administration – General program focuses on the complete range of administrative support skills needed to succeed in today's office environment. You will not only sharpen your hands-on skills in areas such as word processing, document production, office procedures, microcomputers applications and transcription, but you will also develop polished communication and human relations expertise. This foundation program provides training for entry into a variety of administrative assistant positions.

    Career Outlook:

    Graduates are prepared for positions as:
    • Administrative assistants
    • Administrative support officers
    • Senior secretaries
    • Executive secretaries
     

    Program Highlights:

    • Training is provided in automated office systems, including word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software
    • Faculty members have experience in the business world and up-to-date knowledge of current trends and requirements
    • The certificate that is earned reflects high standards of learning
  • START YOUR CAREER IN ACCOUNTING Given that Accounting is an important function in every office, company, industry, corporation, or government department . In any kind of business, there are a variety of career opportunities you can pursue in this field.

    Career Opportunities:

    • Accounting Assistant
    • Bookkeeper
    • Accounting Clerk
    • Accounts Payable/Receivable Clerk
    • Payroll Clerk
    • Administrative Assistant

    Tasks:

    • Recording Receipts and Disbursements and Preparing Reports
    • Maintain Accounting Records
    • Reconcile Bank Statements
    • Post Details of Business Transactions
    • Prepare Invoices and other Records

    Courses:

    In less than 7 months the Financial Administration Professional Diploma will prepare you to meet the demands of this key profession. You will learn:
    • Accounts Payable
    • Accounts Receivable
    • General Ledger
    • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
    • Opportunity to learn computerized accounting software applications including:  Simply Accounting, Quickbooks and ACCPAC.
  • Office work dominates the Canadian economy and there are business administration job opportunities from entry level to management waiting for you.  Business Administration positions are essential to managing all types of organizations.

    Skills Acquired:

    • Word Processing
    • Spreadsheets
    • Database Management
    • Desktop Publishing
    • Graphic Programs
    You will gain the chance to pursue certification as Microsoft Office Specialist in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Powerpoint.
  • Office Administration Medical are an important part of the healthcare team, with expanding job responsibilities.

    General Tasks:

    • Responsible for Receiving and Greeting Patients
    • Scheduling Appointments
    • Medical Transcription
    • Filing Records
    • Purchasing Supplies and Equipment for Medical Use
    • Patient Admissions
    • Insurance Billing and Coding

    Advantage:

    • Eligibility to apply to the Ontario Medical Secretaries Association (Health Care Associates).
    • After completion of the Ontario Medical Secretaries Association’s academic and employment requirements, Medical Office Administration graduates may add the initials CM (Certified Medical Secretary) to their name.

    Skills:

    • Medical Terminology
    • Medical Office Billing
    • Medical Terminology (machine and digital)
    • Computer Skills
    • Foundation for pursuing certification as a Microsoft Office Specialist in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Powerpoint.
  • The business world is unpredictable, but the skills of an accounting or payroll clerk are always needed. In fact, with the increasingly complex and computerized work environment, this profession is more in demand than ever. Completing the Financial and Payroll Administration (FPA) program at CBSC will provide you with the necessary skills to begin a meaningful career in just 40 weeks. Our small class sizes and outstanding support services emphasize the individual student’s success, both in school and upon entering the workforce. Our experienced program instructors will prepare you to use specialized accounting programs such as Quickbooks, as well as essential office programs like Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Outlook. You will become familiar with the best professional practices and techniques through handson experience, so you’ll be ready to succeed. The unique structure of this program allows students to begin their studies at several different points in the course, so you can begin your career training more quickly. Our goal is to provide you with the skills you need to be successful in in a way that accommodates your busy life. Canadian Business Skills College is working in partnership with the Canadian Payroll Association to make sure that our students receive the most relevant and up-to-date training in payroll procedures and practices.

    Our courses focus on:

    • Bookkeeping procedures and best practices in large and small businesses, including recording transactions, debits and credits, adding and adjusting payroll entries, and preparing financial statements
    • Preparing students to use professional accounting software such as Quickbooks Pro and Simply Accounting, including tracking accounts receivable and payable, creating detailed financial reports, and recording assets and liabilities.
    • Administrative skills needed for success in the workplace, such as workplace communications and customer service skills, organizing financial and personal information, billing and insurance claims, and efficient keyboarding practices
    • Mastering Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook
    • Compliance with current payroll legislation and administration practices regarding taxation and taxable benefits, preparing accurate earnings statements and records of employment, and a thorough understanding of Canadian employment standards

    Requirements for the Course

    Secondary School Diploma or Mature Student Status Fluency in English Program Length: 40 Weeks

    Career Path

    Completing this program can lead to a career in a wide variety of job sectors, from public administration to retail illustrating the diverse businesses that rely on payroll and financial administrators. Common areas of opportunity include payroll administration, accounting administration, bank or insurance customer representation, bookkeeping or financial services.

    Employment Outlook

    The field of accounting offers a stable rate of employment, despite the ups and downs of the economy. Businesses will rely on your skills to track and manage their financial operations, with additional demand common during tax season and at the end of the month. According to a Canadawide labour report in 2012, 89% of workers in this occupation work fulltime.

    CBSC Advantage

    Our instructors bring their passion for the field into the classroom. They prepare you with the necessary skills to make you an asset to the workplace, working closely with the career services team to ensure that students reach their full potential. With our convenient location (including free parking), modern classrooms, and emphasis on students CBSC provides a personalized learning experience to help you achieve your goals and begin your new career. Our career services team will work closely with you to achieve your personal and professional goals, providing ongoing support as you transition into the workforce. We can help you improve your job search strategies and sharpen your resume and cover letter, highlighting the skills that employers look for.
  • The Canadian health care industry is thriving, and with that comes the growing need for health care professionals, including Medical Office and Dental Office Assistants. They have become an important part of the health care team, with expanded job responsibilities.

    Medical or Dental Administrators help to manage the office environment by performing a number of duties. This can include anything from scheduling and confirming appointments, book-keeping, tracking patient information, processing insurance forms or OHIP billing, handling office correspondence, managing computer records and so much more. They also perform other essential duties, such as getting a patient’s medical history and preparing patients for laboratory tests.

    The in-class training includes:

    • Introduction to Computers and MS Office Applications
    • Dental Anatomy and Dental Billing
    • Introduction to Medical Office Billing
    • Medical Terminology, Body Systems
    • Medical Transcription
    • Medical Office procedures
    • CPR and First Aid
    • Employment and Career Management
    • Co-op placement

    Our program provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in a wide range of positions within the medical and dental administration field, including specialized terminology and hands-on experience with common office procedures. Our program will prepare you for employment in both medical and dental workplaces, giving you a clear advantage when it comes to looking for a job.

    Requirements for the Course

    Secondary School Diploma or Mature Student Status

    Fluency in English

    Program Length: 36 Weeks

    Career Path

    Graduates of this program are able to find jobs in a number of fields related to the medical or dental field, such as administrative work in medical or dental clinics, various hospital departments, diagnostic or x-ray laboratories, health care centres (including chiropractic and alternative medicine), pharmaceutical and research companies, or a position in medical financial administration.

    Employment Outlook

    The employment outlook for the medical field is expected to be positive, with job openings being created to replace retired workers and growth overall in the health services sector. A large and varied range of positions are available within this field, giving graduates the ability to specialize in a particular field of interest. The majority of those employed in this field work full-time within the health care services and social assistance industry.

    The CBSC Advantage

    Our instructors bring their passion for the field into the classroom. They prepare you with the necessary skills to make you an asset to the workplace, working closely with the career services team to ensure that students reach their full potential. With our convenient location (including free parking), modern classrooms, CBSC provides a personalized learning experience to help you achieve your goals and begin your new career.

    The Canadian Business Skills College provides training that will prepare you for a career in your choice of the medical or dental fields. Our instructor has extensive experience in the medical profession, and works closely with students on authentic, “real-life” tasks to ensure they are ready to succeed in the workforce.

Education, Teaching Programs

  • Our Early Childcare Assistant Program is designed to prepare our students for a rewarding career working with young children. You will be able to make a difference in the lives of children and their families. The Early Childcare Assistant (ECA) program prepares you to work under the guidance of an ECE Teacher to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children that encourages their social, emotional, physical and intellectual development. Our program applies research-based theory to practical experiences that encourages young children’s optimal development and growth.

    Our courses focus on

    • Best practices for working with children and their families in early childhood.
    • The development of the Whole Child (the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of the child)
    • The roles and responsibilities of the early childhood professional.
    • The importance of play in a child’s development and learning.
    • Curriculum design and implementation for infant, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children.
    Your studies will blend the theory you learn about childhood development with an opportunity  for hands–on application of those principles during your field placements. During your practicum you will apply child development theories while programming for infant, toddler, preschool and school–aged children. As part of the program, you’ll also study developmental theory and practice for children with special needs, as well as an overview of relevant communications theory and technology. Our program instructor has an excellent teaching record with more than ten years in the Early Childhood Education field, including supervisory experience, and a member of the City of Toronto’s Childcare Advisory Committee as well as the National Association of Career Colleges Early Childcare Programs Advisory Committee.

    Requirements for the Course

    • Secondary School Diploma or Mature Student Status
    • Fluency in English
    • Up-to-Date Immunization, including Hep B and Tuberculosis
    • Complete Physical Check-Up
    • Current Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector Position)
    • 945 Hours of Training (37 Weeks)
    • Includes practicum field placement and CPR/First Aid Training

    Career Path

    Governments are now beginning to realize the long-term benefits of investing in early childhood education.  Successful graduates have a wide range of career options open to them in the field of early childhood education, including working in childcare, full-day learning, or as an early years resource worker, home childcare provider, educational assistant, before- and after-school care provider, or camp counsellor/director. With experience, graduates of this program can progress to senior positions within the childcare field.

    Employment Outlook

    The ongoing Ontario economic forecast continues to have more families requiring dual income, so the call for more licensed childcare is stronger in Ontario than it has been in the past. Also, the move towards ECE’s in Full-Day Kindergarten classrooms has lead to an increase in the numbers of positions available. The outlook for Early Childcare Assistants is expected to be strong in Ontario, especially in the Toronto region. Demand is growing for childcare workers, and qualified individuals who speak multiple languages and/or have experience working with diverse cultural backgrounds may have even better prospects. According to Ontario’s labour market profile for this field, 55-60% of graduates found a full-time job related to their field within the first month of graduation.

    The CBSC Advantage

    Our instructors bring their passion for the field into the classroom. They prepare you with the necessary skills to make you an asset to the workplace, working closely with the career services team to ensure that students reach their full potential. With our convenient location (including free parking), modern classrooms, CBSC provides a personalized learning experience to help you achieve your goals and begin your new career. Our ECA programs rely on small class sizes, dynamic group work, authentic role-playing exercises and an off-site practicum to provide students with a well-rounded understanding of the environments in which they will work and the demands that will be made upon them once they graduate. As well, CBSC maintains excellent relationships with more than 27 childcare centres and programs in the area, a network that continues to grow as our graduates put their skills and experience to work in the community.

Healthcare, Wellness, Pharma Programs

  • Canada’s population is aging, and with this trend comes a steady demand for Personal Support Workers to provide care for people in need. In 2014 the Ontario government responded to this need by legislating increased wages for PSW throughout the province. Completing the Personal Support Worker (PSW) program at Canadian Business Skills College will give you the skills you need for a career in this in-demand health care field in just 32 weeks including hands-on experience in a clinical practicum placement. Our college is known for providing excellent education and support to students in a comfortable learning environment. Join a rewarding career as a PSW and make a difference in the lives of the elderly, the chronically ill and people with physical disabilities. The program has been designed in collaboration with the National Association of Career College’s standards of practice, ensuring that our students are learning the most current and relevant materials to prepare them for the workforce. As part of their training, students have the opportunity to practice what they have learned through supervised placements in both institutional and community settings. This is a chance to explore workplace opportunities, and develop important job-search and interview skills. Upon completion of the course, students will be fully prepared to assist people with their personal and household needs in order to ensure their comfort and safety, and create a climate that promotes the optimal physical, social and emotional well being of each client. Our Personal Support Worker graduates are responsible, extremely reliable, and confident in their knowledge and skills whether working on an individual basis or as part of a health care team.

    Our courses focus on:

    • Understanding individual needs throughout different developmental and life stages
    • Communication and problem-solving techniques for maintaining a supportive role
    • The essentials of providing personal care, applying mobility techniques (lifting and transferring clients), as well as household management and best safety practices
    • A solid understanding of mental health disorders and the role of the healthcare worker
    • Practical skills for dealing with common medical conditions, including facilitating rehabilitation exercises, recording medical information and assisting with medications

    Requirements for the Course

    • Secondary School Diploma or Mature Student Status
    • Fluency in English
    • Up-to-Date Immunization, including Hep B and Tuberculosis
    • Complete Physical Check-Up
    • Current Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector Position)
    • 640 Hours of Training (32 Weeks) - Includes practicum field placement and CPR/First Aid Training

    Career Path

    Personal Support Workers are an integral part of Canada’s health system, given the growing numbers of aging and elderly Canadians who are living longer, more independent lives. The role of a PSW is highly individualized, depending on the setting and the type or level of support required. Personal Support Workers can find jobs caring for individuals in hospitals, long-term care homes, group homes, retirement homes, and supportive living environments as well as the client’s own home.

    Employment Outlook

    As the population ages and many in the industry retire, there are increased opportunities in the personal support worker field. This is enhanced by programs such as Ontario’s “Aging at Home” initiative, which encourages home care and community support for seniors. The skills you will learn in CBSC’s Personal Support Worker program will prepare you for a variety of opportunities within this in-demand field, earning a good income, working flexible hours, and doing important, fulfilling work in your community.

    The CBSC Advantage

    Our instructors bring their passion for the field into the classroom. They prepare you with the necessary skills to make you an asset to the workplace, working closely with the career services team to ensure that students reach their full potential. With our convenient location (including free parking), modern classrooms, CBSC provides a personalized learning experience to help you achieve your goals and begin your new career. Our program places a strong emphasis on building practical skills with valuable input from the NACC and our own experienced teaching professionals. Students will be able to demonstrate their skills and gain work-related experience in their placement. CBSC has developed excellent relationships with employers throughout the area, and our excellent track record of training qualified students has led to a network that gives you a distinct advantage when it comes to finding a job.

Legal, Policing Programs

  • Program Overview

    The Office Administration – Legal program provides you with the skills and advanced training necessary to qualify for an administrative support position in the legal field. Among the specialized areas covered are preparation of legal documents using word processing, legal terminology and procedures in law firms or corporate legal departments. You will also concentrate on how to use specialized legal office software with emphasis on computer-generated document production and word processing.

     

    Career Outlook

    Graduates of the program are prepared to work in legal offices including those specializing in:
    • Real estate
    • Family law
    • Civil litigation
    • Corporate
     

    Program Highlights

    • Training is provided in automated office systems such as word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software
    • Faculty members have experience in the business world and up-to-date
    • knowledge of current trends and related technology requirements

Canadian Business Skills College Of Technology

Welcome to Canadian Business Skills College Of Technology. We offer a wide range of diploma programs: Office Administration Professional, Legal Administration Professional, Office Administration General, Accounting and Business Administration, Business Administration, Office Administration Medical, Financial and Payroll Administration Professional, Medical and Dental Office Administration Professional, and more...

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