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Eastern College

850 Prospect Street, Fredericton NB

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Possible funding to those who qualify*

  • New Brunswick Student Financial Assistance
  • Loans
  • Grants
  • Bursaries
  • Scholarships

Programs

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

Beauty, Esthetics, Barber Programs

  • About The Program

    In Eastern College’s Barbering diploma program students will practice the latest techniques and explore products specific to this field.

    Career Opportunites

    The Barbering program will qualify grads to pursue positions in Barbershops, Salons, Personal Care Industry and Self-employment.

    Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads

    • Class Act Barbershop
    • The Barber Of Sackville
    • Famous Barber Shop
    • Chubby’s Barbershop & Gentleman’s Supply
    • Procut’s
    • Sailor Bub’s
    • Ed’S Barbershop
    • Scallywags Barbershop

    Program Details

    In Eastern College’s barbering program, students will learn popular styles, practice the latest techniques and explore products specific to this field. Successful graduates of the Saint John program will be eligible to write the New Brunswick Registered Barber Association examination. Achieving a passing grade on this exam will allow graduates to practice as registered apprentice barbers. Successful graduates of the Halifax program will be eligible to write the Nova Scotia Registered Barber Association examination. Achieving a passing grade on this exam will allow graduates to practice as registered apprentice barbers. Students enrolled in the program receive:
    • Hands-on training at a barbershop
    • CPR/First Aid Training
    • WHMIS Training
    The Saint John program is approved by the New Brunswick Registered Barbers Association The Halifax program is approved by the Nova Scotia Registered Barbers Association
  • About The Program

    The Makeup Artistry and Design diploma program offers an 4-week field placement for students to gain hands-on experience.

    Career Opportunities

    The Makeup Artistry and Design program will qualify grads to pursue positions in Television, Film and Theatre, Salons and Beauty Studios, Retail or Wholesale Cosmetic Representative, Makeup Advisor at Fashion Shows, Makeup Consultant for Bridal and Glamour.

    Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads

    • Makeup Forever
    • Sephora
    • Glow Parties
    • Halifax Boudoir Photography
    • Neddy’s Aesthetics and Spa

    Program Details

    Are you looking to unleash your creativity? Go behind the scenes of film, television, photography, fashion, and theatre with a career in Makeup Artistry and Design through Eastern College. As Atlantic Canada’s most comprehensive makeup design program, you’ll be trained in crafting fashion looks, using special effects makeup, and how to market yourself and establish relationships with a diverse range of clients.

    Students enrolled in the program receive:

    • 4-Week field placement
    • Preparation to write the licensing exam of the Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia
    • Foundation to work in the Maritime motion picture industry
    Makeup Artistry is legislated as a licensed trade within Nova Scotia. Upon successful completion of this program you will receive a diploma in Makeup Artistry and Design and be prepared to write the licensing exam of the Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia. Passing this exam allows you to receive your license in Makeup Artistry. Only license holders are able to perform make-up applications professionally. The Makeup Artistry and Design program offers a strong and thorough foundation in makeup artistry, an important consideration for those wanting to participate in the Maritime motion picture industry. It is also a prerequisite towards obtaining membership within the motion picture workforce. Students should check with local film technician organizations and associations for up to date prerequisites and requirements for membership.

Business, Accounting, Marketing Programs

  • About The Program

    The Accounting and Payroll Administrator diploma program offers a 10-week field placement to gain hands-on experience in the field. Graduates will also be eligible for the Payroll Certified Practitioner designation.

    Career Opportunities

    As an Accounting and Payroll Administrator, you will qualify for positions such as: Accounts Clerk, Payroll Administrator, and Pay & Benefits Administrator.

    Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads

    •  ADP Canada
    •  Research Productivity Council
    •  Wood Motors Ford
    •  RBC
    •  Social Development
    • ABC Tax and Accounting

    Program Details

    Are you interested in learning the core principles of accounting and becoming an administrator in the field? If so, the Accounting and Payroll Administrator diploma program is just what you need to kick start your new career. In this 60-week program, you will learn everything from accounts payable and accounts receivable to cash flows and balance sheets. You will take courses in finance, business, and bookkeeping to help set you up for a successful career in this industry. These skills are vital to fulfill the need of hundreds of organizations around the globe and a diploma in the right course will help you fill that demand. Successful graduates of this program who earn the appropriate passing grades for the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) courses, namely Payroll Compliance Legislation, Payroll Fundamentals I and Payroll Fundamentals II (a minimum of 65% overall in each course, and earn at least 65% on each of the final exams), will be eligible to pursue CPA’s Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification. The PCP designation is nationally recognized as the standard of excellence for payroll training. To be fully certified, PCP candidates must satisfy the following criteria:
    • Obtain the Introduction to Accounting transfer of credit;
    • Maintain CPA membership either through an individual membership (a 1-year individual Associate Membership is included in this Eastern program), or through a company that has a Business membership;
    • Complete the CPA’s Work Experience Requirement Application (WERA) process, to demonstrate 1 year of experience (within 5 years after the start of the Payroll Compliance Legislation course) in which your job role involves paying employees accurately and on time, in compliance with legislative requirements, contributing to the full annual payroll cycle.
    • Complete the online Certification Declaration.
  • About The Program

    The Business and Digital Marketing Specialist diploma program teaches you SEO and SEM essentials as well as provides the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through a 12-week field placement.

    Career Opportunities

    As a Business and Digital Marketing Specialist graduate, you will qualify for positions such as: Digital Marketing Specialist, Social Media Coordinator, Integrated Marketing Strategist, and Email Marketing Coordinator.

    Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads

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    Program Details

    Digital marketing is the mammoth field that everyone has their eyes on. If you’re interested in search engine and social media marketing, and want to learn skills including content optimization and email marketing, then the Business and Digital Marketing diploma program will put you in the direction of a promising career. Learn the principles of digital marketing pay-per-click (PPC) advertising, website analytics, plus more, through this 61-week long program. Focus on real-world projects and assignments, such as constructing brand identities, developing customer personas, assessing SEO needs, as well as creating your own search and display campaigns using Google Ads. Learn the key concepts and trends that drive marketing for businesses and graduate with the confidence to apply digital marketing tools and best practices to your projects. Students enrolled in the program receive:
    •  Free software subscriptions for Microsoft Office, Windows;
    •  One-on-one job placement;
    •  Eligibility to be certified in Google Ads.
  • About The Program

    The Business Administration diploma program offers training on the latest technical and accounting software as well as an 8-week field placement for students to gain hands-on experience in the real world.

    Career Quiz

    As a Business Administration graduate, you will qualify for positions such as: Office Administration, Bookkeeper, Executive Office Assistant, and Business Applications Specialist.

    Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads

    • Tangerine
    • Investors Group
    • UPS
    • Sunlife Financial
    • Day and Ross
    • NB Power

    Program Details

    Did you know there’s a growing need for highly-trained business professionals? If you’re looking to be a valuable part of a business, while putting your key management skills to use, the Business Administration diploma program can help you get a head start in your new career. Gain knowledge in bookkeeping, digital marketing and finance, and prepare to succeed in various business organizations and settings. You will also learn the key foundations of human resources, economics and business math, as well as how to prepare financial statements for a wide range of businesses. Students enrolled in the program receive:
    • Certificate of supervisory management from the Canadian Institute of Management;
    • Training on popular accounting software, including Sage 50 and Sage 300.
  • About The Program

    The Accounting Technician program allows students to learn intermediate and management accounting, and how to use computerized accounting programs with Sage 50 & 300.

    Career Opportunities

    As an Accounting Technician graduate, you will qualify for positions such as: Accounting Clerk, Accounts Payable Clerk, Accounts Receivable Clerk, and Accounting Assistant.

    Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads

    • On Task Property Management
    • Roadway Systems Limited
    • Nordia
    • Universal Staffing

      Program Details

      Are you interested in overseeing the day-to-day finances of a company? Do you want to learn the in-and-outs of bookkeeping and payroll, as well as the core principles of accounting? If so, the Accounting Technician program at Eastern College is just what you need to kick-start your new career. Get the accounting training you need to succeed in a business environment; learn about ledger entries, balance sheets, computerized accounting, image development, business math, and concepts in finance. You will also understand how to manage financial transactions for a business, as well as learn how to write for comprehension. Students enrolled in the program receive:
      • Opportunity to study the key areas of financial accounting.
  • About The Program

    The Medical Administrative Specialist diploma program provides the opportunity for students to pursue an 8-week field placement for hands-on experience.

    Career Opportunities

    As a Medical Administrative Specialist graduate, you will qualify for positions such as Medical Office Assistant, Medical Secretary, and Ward Clerk.

    Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads

    • Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Gentle Touch Spa & Laser
    • Minacs
    • Correctional Services Canada
    • Montebello Medical
    • Victorian Order of Nurses (VON)

    Program Details

    Every medical office setting relies on their administrative support staff to aid in the daily organizational and client-based communication tasks that keep things running smoothly. Are you interested in clerical responsibilities? Do you also want to work in the healthcare field? If so, then the Eastern College Medical Administrative Specialist program is just what you need to start your second career. Students obtain real-world field placement experience, plus the key terminology and skills needed to take on a role in any type of healthcare setting.

    Students enrolled in the program receive:

    • Training on Nightingale, a popular medical office management software
  • About The Program

    The Veterinary Administrative Assistant diploma program provides the opportunity for students to pursue a 6-week field placement for hands-on experience.

    Career Opportunities

    The Veterinary Administrative Assistant Diploma program will qualify graduates to pursue positions in veterinary clinics, animal care agencies, or positions in pet stores.

    Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads

    • Pet Smart
    • Hound Tales Inn
    • NSPCA
    • Annapolis Animal Hospital
    • Complete Care Hospital 4 Pets
    • Clayton Park Veterinary Hospital

    Program Details

    Do you want to spend your day working with cats, dogs and other animals? The Veterinary Administrative Assistant program at Eastern College combine hands-on clinical experience with administrative support training to prepare you for a role in the world of veterinary care.

    This hands-on program will train you with specialized skills in veterinary nursing, as will as receptionist skills. Learn medical terminology and how to properly care for animals, big or small.

    Whether providing clinical assistance or handling client communication, graduates from these programs are essential to the operation of every veterinary clinic.

  • About The Program

    The Administrative Specialist diploma program provides the opportunity for students to pursue a 4-week field placement for hands-on experience.

    Career Opportunities

    As an Administrative Specialist graduate, you will qualify for positions such as Administrative Assistant, Office Clerk, and Office Administrative Assistant.

    Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads

    • NB Power
    • National Bank of Canada
    • Advantage Personnel
    • Valley Chamber of Commerce
    • Numeris
    • ADP Canada
    • Seaboard Transport

    Program Details

    Do you want to master the basics of office administration? With Eastern College’s Administrative Specialist program, you will learn the key skills office support staff need including word processing, spreadsheets, and intra-office communication. Gain in-depth knowledge of the programs that help every business run smoothly: MS Word, Excel, Access and Powerpoint. Graduate with the knowledge and skills to be successful in a wide range of support roles available in offices of any size.  
  • About The Program

    The Medical Office Assistant (online) diploma program provides students with flexible schedule options.

    Career Opportunities

    As an Medical Office Assistant graduate, you will qualify for positions such as Medical Office Assistant, Medical Secretary, Medical Billing Clerk, Medical Billing Secretary, Medical Office Administrator, Medical Receptionist, Clinical Assistant, Ward Secretary, and Booking Clerk.

    Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads

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    Program Details

    Does a career in the medical field exhilarate you?

    Do you want to be a part of the fast-paced and growing healthcare industry while gaining the skills you need to succeed in a business environment?

    If you’re looking to enhance your abilities in an office setting as well as gain medical experience, but prefer to have more control over how, when, and where you can study, then the Medical Office Assistant online program is the right fit for you. This program provides you with the opportunity to pursue a diploma at your own pace and offers online courses to give you the flexibility to comfortably fit an education into your busy life.

    By the end of the program, you will be equipped with all the skills you need to be successful at the forefront of a doctor’s office and as an assistant who’s assessing patients. You will understand the different classes of drugs and their use in various treatments, be well-versed in medical terminology, gain knowledge about the Canadian healthcare system, and learn clinical procedures generally performed in a medical office – prescription handling, assisting patients with their exams, and diagnostic testing.

    You will also learn computer fundamentals, with emphasis on computers outfitted with the Microsoft Windows operating system, and gain a strong understanding of all Microsoft applications. The Medical Office Assistant program will help build on your communication and multi-tasking skills, as well as enhance your knowledge in Accounting applications. You will be encouraged to be a team player while putting your professional and interpersonal skills to practice throughout the course of this program.

    Schedules

    Full-time Schedule:

    You also have the choice to take the Medical Office Assistant program full-time. In just 32 weeks, you can obtain four certifications:

    – Business Applications Certificate

    – Accounting and Applications Certificate

    – Healthcare Fundamentals Certificate

    – Medical Practice Certificate

    Commit up to 20 hours per week to complete weekly requirements. Click here to see a larger version of this image.

    Part-time Schedule:

    You can take the Medical Office Assistant program part-time, committing up to ten hours to complete weekly requirements. Each subsequent 16-week blocks, you will work towards the following:

    – Business Applications Certificate

    – Accounting and Applications Certificate

    – Healthcare Fundamentals Certificate

    – Medical Practice Certificate

  • About The Program

    The Supply Chain and Logistics diploma program offers an 4-month field placement for students to gain hands-on experience.

    Career Opportunities

    The Supply Chain and Logistics program will qualify grads to pursue positions such as Logistics Coordinator, Dispatcher, Purchasing Agent, Materials Management Analyst, Scheduler, Loss Prevention Agent and Cargo and Freight Agent.

    Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads

     
    • K&T Transport Ltd.
    • Armour Transportation Systems
    • Canadian Forces
    • Day And Ross
    • Cavendish Farms
    • Irving Oil

    Program Details

    Are you organized and driven by the details? Do you enjoy working in a busy team environment? Today’s global market requires capable, well-rounded employees who can multi-task to meet a variety of challenges. The Supply Chain and Logistics program provides students with well-rounded exposure to the different areas of the supply chain sector and the skills needed to be successful in the industry. Students will develop the proficiency and skills appropriate for a wide range of careers in supply chain and logistics. Graduates will have developed essential skills needed to succeed in a role that requires attention to detail, analytical thinking and problem solving. Students enrolled in the program receive:
    • 4-Month Internship
    • Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) Certificate
    Successful graduates of the program who meet the requirements outlined by the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) will achieve a Certificate in International Freight Forwarding. The certificate is nationally recognized within the international transportation and international trade logistics industries. New Brunswick graduates of the Supply Chain & Logistics Diploma Program receive advanced standing towards the Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation. The SCMP designation is an internationally-accredited certification of strategic supply chain leadership, and is Canada’s most widely-held designation in supply chain management.
  • About The Program

    The Supply Chain (Online) diploma program offers the opportunity to pursue a diploma in a multi-faceted field, while you learn where, when and how you want.

    Career Opportunities

    As a Supply Chain graduate, you will qualify for positions such as:
    • LOGISTICS COORDINATOR
    • DISPATCHER
    • WAREHOUSE ASSOCIATE SUPERVISOR
    • PURCHASING AGENT
    • BILLING AGENT
    • MATERIALS MANAGEMENT ANALYST
    • SCHEDULER
    • LOSS PREVENTION AGENT
    • CARGO AND FREIGHT AGENT
    • CUSTOMS BROKER

    Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads

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    Program Details

    Does the thought of a job in a global environment excite you? Are you interested in planning strategy and building competitive advantage? Do you want to go back to school to kickstart your new career, but don’t know how to fit it into your already busy lifestyle? If so, then the Supply Chain online program at Eastern College is just the right choice for you. This program provides you with the opportunity to pursue a diploma at your own pace and offers online courses to give you the flexibility to comfortably fit an education into your busy life. Supply chain workers monitor a company’s internal activities which ensure that an organization is running smoothly; these aspects include controlling operations and the procurement of goods and services.This concept refers to the moving of goods or services from supplier to customer through processes of conception, design, manufacturing, and shipping, and today’s global market requires capable, well-rounded employees who can multi-task and take on a variety of challenges. This program will help you adapt skills you need to become a well-trained and efficient professional, fit for this fast-growing industry. You will gain extensive knowledge on Canadian business in the global marketplace, focus on international transport and trade, learn how to create and modify database tables using Microsoft Access, practice identifying common causes of asset loss and much more. Students enrolled in the program receive:
    • Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) Certificate*.
    *Graduates who meet the requirements outlined by the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) will achieve a certificate in International Freight Forwarding. This certificate is globally recognized within the international transportation and international trade logistics industries. Full time Schedule: You also have the option to take the Supply Chain program full-time. In just 32 weeks, you can obtain four certifications: – Business & Supply Chain Fundamentals Certificate – Supply Chain Customer Service Certificate – Supply Chain Purchasing & Inventory Management Certificate – Supply Chain Transportation Certificate Part time Schedule: You can take the Supply Chain program part-time, committing up to ten hours a week to complete the requirements. Each subsequent 16-week blocks, you will work towards the following: – Business & Supply Chain Fundamentals Certificate – Supply Chain Customer Service Certificate – Supply Chain Purchasing & Inventory Management Certificate – Supply Chain Transportation Certificate
  • Duration: 16 weeks (10 hrs/week) Skills: Computer fundamentals with an emphasis on MS Windows operating system. Gain a strong knowledge of all Microsoft applications include Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and MS Word
  • Duration: 16 weeks (10 hrs/week) Skills:Gain extensive knowledge on Canadian business in the global marketplace. Learn concepts of logistics and transportation, purchasing, security, compliance and loss prevention.
  • Duration: 16 weeks (10 hrs/week) Skills:Learn importance of negotiation between partners in supply chain management. Basics of formation of contracts, the interpretation of contracts, breaches of contract and contract types. Basics of materials management, manufacturing planning and control systems, inventory control and physical distribution.
  • Duration: 16 weeks (10 hrs/week) Skills:Gain a deeper understanding of the role of the freight forwarder, transportation geography, various modes of transportation, and how terms of trade are used between buyer and seller in a contract of sale of goods. Detailed overview of how the importation and exportation of goods are administered in Canada. Understanding of key legislation and regulatory compliance, plus preparing various trade documentation
  • Duration: 16 weeks (10 hrs/week) Skills:Introduction to accounting concepts and procedures. Learn about debits and credits and how to analyze and record business transactions. Learn strengths of diversity, its occasional challenges, how to manage diversity in the workplace, and the value of diversity training.

Creative Arts, Interactive, Sound Programs

  • About The Program

    The Video Game Development diploma program offers the chance to build a gaming portfolio; students will also participate in a 16-week internship for hands-on experience.

    Career Opportunities

    As a Video Game Development graduate, you will qualify for positions such as Quality Assurance/Game Testers, 2D/3D Game Programmers, Mobile Game Programmers, Game AI Programmers, and Level Designers.

    Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads

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    Program Details

    Are you interested in working for an indie gaming outlet or triple A (AAA) gaming studio? The Video Game Development diploma program at Eastern College is designed to teach you the skills you need to be successful in a variety of video game development roles.

    In this program, you’ll focus on programming, scripting, game level planning and sound design, and publish your own games, from prototype to release. Develop games using Unity, Unreal, C++, C#, Java, Swift and more! You’ll also learn how to implement artificial intelligence (AI) into your own 2D and 3D games.

    Graduate with a portfolio of games and projects that you can be proud to present to potential employers.

    A four-month field placement is included to provide you with industry experience. Students in this program receive a 16-inch MacBook Pro, iPad with Apple Pencil and access to Adobe Creative Cloud.

    This program was developed with industry professionals and is regularly updated to reflect current industry trends.

  • About The Program

    The Interior Decorating diploma program offers an 8-week field placement for students to gain hands-on experience.

    Career Opportunities

    The Interior Decorating program will qualify grads to pursue positions such as Interior Decorator Consultant, Interior Decorator, Interior Design Technician, Kitchen Designer, Office Space Planner or Retail Space Planner.

    Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads

    • Paint It – Benjamin Moore
    • Bouclair Homes
    • Unico Decor
    • Aya Kitchens
    • Sherwin Williams
    • Gallery 1 Furniture
    • Norman Flynn Designs

    Program Details

    Do you have an eye for colour, space, and style? The Interior Decorating program at Eastern College will sharpen those skills so you can step into a residential or commercial space and easily apply the fundamentals of interior decorating. This program combines technical training – such as AutoCAD and drafting – with the artistic elements of design. Whether you choose to work as a consultant for an existing company, or start up your own decorating business, graduates of this program will have the practical and business skills required to succeed in the creative world of interior decorating.

    Students enrolled in the program receive:

    • 8-Week field placement
    • Program recognized by The Decorators & Designers Association of Canada (DDA)
    • Training on Interior Decorating Software (AutoCAD LT)
    From 2015-2024, new job openings for Interior Decorators are expected to total 6,000. “Explore Careers – Job Market Report.” Interior Designers (NOC 5242-B). Government of Canada, n.d. Web.

Health, Wellness, Pharma Programs

  • About The Program

    Now is a great time to start a career in Massage Therapy! Join a growing field where 100% of the program’s 2018 graduates were employed in a relevant job within 6 months. Plus, take advantage of scholarships and employment opportunities from key industry employers.

    Career Opportunities

    The Massage Therapy diploma program will qualify graduates to pursue positions in private clinics, multi-disciplinary clinics, spas, wellness centers, and self-employment.

    Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads

    • Massage Addict
    • Advanced Health & Physiotherapy
    • A Human Touch Massage Clinic
    • Nova Physiotherapy
    • 360 Health
    • Rehab One

    CMTCA Accreditation

    The Massage Therapy Program at Eastern has been granted Preliminary Accreditation, the first step in the CMTCA accreditation process. Following a site visit to verify compliance with the standards, CMTCA will issue a final accreditation decision. The Preliminary Accreditation from the CMTCA is a reflection of the quality of our Massage Therapy program and is granted based on evaluations of several aspects of the program including Curriculum Content, Faculty and Learning, Student Support, Leadership and Administration, Human Resources, Resources and Infrastructure, and Quality Improvement. Preliminary accreditation has currently been granted to our Fredericton, Moncton, and Saint John campuses.

    Program Details

    Are you interested in helping and treating others who may suffer from acute and chronic pain? Whether you’re helping to reduce stress or providing relief from muscle conditions, the Massage Therapy program at Eastern College is an ideal fit if you’re interested in promoting health and wellness. Students learn the technical massage techniques and skills required for this career and gain knowledge on client relations and business best practices to secure a full-time job in Massage Therapy. Students enrolled in the program receive:
    • Through Eastern’s partnership with Massage Addict, a Canadian-owned and operated chain of massage therapy clinics, we offer a scholarship program that awards $1000 Scholarship to one Massage Therapy student per campus per year. Click here to learn more.
    • Education in a program recognized by the Massage Therapy Association of Nova Scotia (MTANS), the Association of New Brunswick Massage Therapists (ANBMT), the New Brunswick Massotherapy Association (NBMA), and the Newfoundland and Labrador Massage Therapist Association (NLMTA).
    • 440 clinical hours for hands-on training.
  • About The Program

    Graduates of this program will meet the standards of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association through a combination of theoretical study and hands-on workplace practicums. This program in our Halifax campus has received probationary accreditation from the Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant Education Accreditation Program* (OTA & PTA EAP) and provides the opportunity for students to pursue an 18-week field placement for hands-on experience.

    Career Opportunities

    As a graduate of the Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Assistant program, you will qualify for positions in Physiotherapy Clinics, Rehabilitation Centres and Sports Medicine Clinics.

    Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads

    • Yarmouth Regional Hospital
    • Saint John Regional Hospital
    • Accel Physical Therapy
    • Oakwood Terrace
    • Ocean View Continuing Care Centre
    • Goodlife Fitness

    Program Details

    Do you want to make a difference in the lives of others and contribute to their rehabilitation and well-being? Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Assistants play a critical role in assisting occupational therapists and physiotherapists with treatment plans for aging populations and those recovering from surgery or chronic conditions. This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge, practical skills and professionalism required to assist physiotherapists and occupational therapists in the safe, effective and efficient delivery of evidence-informed rehabilitation services. In the workplace, you’ll be responsible for aiding clients in their treatment plan, monitoring their progress, and discussing each individual’s development with the therapist to help patients better their way of life. The Eastern College OTPA program strives to create a stimulating, respectful, participatory learning environment that allows each student to use his or her unique skills and attributes to develop into a competent, caring and responsible healthcare professional. Eastern College faculty and staff are committed to providing students with an educational experience that promotes the core values of compassion and responsibility, that emphasizes professional skills and attitudes and that equips students with the skills needed to become lifelong learners. The Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Assistant program at Eastern College – Halifax Campus has received probationary accreditation from the Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant Education Accreditation Program* (OTA & PTA EAP). Students enrolled in the program will receive:
    • CPR/First Aid training;
    • Opportunity to work under the supervision of occupational therapists or physiotherapists.
    • Training and knowledge in the efficient delivery of evidence-informed rehabilitation services
    • Students enrolled in the program will also develop strong Microsoft Office, and other office support skills.
    *The Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant Education Accreditation Program (OTA & PTA EAP) is responsible for accrediting OTA/PTA education programs. The Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Assistant Program at Eastern College – Halifax Campus, following the recent Accreditation Review, has received notice from the OTA & PTA EAP that the program has been awarded Accreditation Status, Probationary. Probationary status is awarded when deficiencies are identified with respect to compliance with some of the accreditation standards and criteria. The Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Assistant Program at Eastern College – Halifax Campus will be working towards fixing these identified deficiencies, with the goal to be awarded Partial or Full Accreditation status. In the unlikely event that program is moved to non-accreditation status in the future, students in their graduating year who successfully complete the program within the original time frame scheduled for their graduation, will be considered as graduates of an accredited program. All other students enrolled in the program will not be considered graduates of an accredited program if the Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Assistant Program at Eastern College – Halifax Campus is moved to non-accreditation status before their graduation. Details regarding accreditation decisions, including Accreditation Status, Probationary can be found on the OTA & PTA EAP website (otapta.ca). Any questions can be directed to Marcia-Lisa Dennis at the Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Assistant Program at Eastern College – Halifax Campus.
  • About The Program

    The Continuing Care Assistant diploma program includes the Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia care course as well as front-line education for palliative care.

    Career Opportunities

    As a Continuing Care Assistant graduate, you will qualify for positions such as Continuing Care Assistant, Care Team Assistant, Home Support Worker, Home Care Worker, and Personal Care Worker.

    Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads

    • Shannex
    • Northwood Homecare Limited
    • Ocean View Continuing Care Centre
    • We Care
    • Revera Home Health
    • Bayshore Health Care

    Program Details

    Get the certifications you need to become a successful Continuing Care Assistant. As the aging population increases, the demand for care workers is growing rapidly. If you are looking for a rewarding career path and enjoy helping others, the Continuing Care Assistant program is just what you need to get started. Support clients and their families who need assistance — whether elderly, disabled or recovering from a serious illness or injury. You’ll have the opportunity to work in various healthcare settings including hospitals, long term care homes or as in-home care providers. As a Continuing Care Assistant student at Eastern College, you will learn the skills required to meet provincial standards and help you find a job in your chosen field. Students enrolled in the program receive:
    • Course material approved by the Health Association of Nova Scotia CCA Program Advisory Committee;
    • Palliative Care Front-Line Education;
    • Standard First Aid/CPR Level C training;
    • Food hygiene course or Basic Food Safety Training (BFST);
    • WHMIS awareness;
    • Occupational Health and Safety Act introduction.
  • About The Program

    The Personal Support Worker program provides the opportunity for students to pursue a 9-week field placement for hands-on experience.

    Career Opportunities

    As a Personal Support Worker graduate, you will qualify for positions such as Home Care Agencies, Nursing Homes, Private Residences and Hospitals.

    Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads

    • Ridgewood Addiction Services
    • Forest Dale Nursing Home
    • York Care Centre
    • Pine Grove Nursing Home
    • Eden Special Care Home
    • Alleira Living

    Program Details

    The need for home support workers and personal care attendants is increasing as our population ages. A role in this rewarding field will see you providing support to clients and their families that need assistance; whether elderly, disabled, or recovering from a serious illness or injury. As a Personal Support Worker, your job will be to assist individuals with their daily routines, including preparing meals and feeding, maintaining personal hygiene, running errands, monitoring medication and recovery, and informal counselling support. Studying to become a Personal Support Worker at Eastern College will provide you with the skills required to meet provincial standards, to help you find a job in your chosen field that much quicker. Students enrolled in this program receive:
    • WHMIS awareness certificate;
    • First Aid with Heartstart;
    • National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) curriculum.
  • About The Program

    The Pharmacy Assistant diploma program provides the opportunity for students to pursue a 6-week field placement for hands-on experience.

    Career Opportunities

    As a Pharmacy Assistant, you’ll work as part of a health care team to ensure that consumers receive the best possible pharmaceutical care. Graduates of the Eastern Pharmacy Assistant program may work for Pharmacists in retail pharmacies, home healthcare divisions/companies, insurance companies, institutional settings and pharmaceutical distribution wholesalers/manufacturers.

    Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads

    • Costco Pharmacy
    • Shoppers Drug Mart
    • Pharmachoice
    • Jean Coutu Pharmacy
    • Walmart Pharmacy
    • Medicine Shoppe

    Program Details

    The purpose of the program is to prepare students with the necessary skills and academic knowledge for entry-level positions in retail pharmacies, as well as pharmaceutical companies. This program provides an overview of the theory, principles and practices of the Pharmacy Assistant. Areas of study include prescription intake, pharmacy software practice, proper extemporaneous compounding techniques, controlling inventory, keeping accurate and confidential records, third party billing, acting within relevant legislation, and effectively communicating verbally and in writing. Graduates will be prepared to work as members of an interdependent health-care team. The Pharmacy Assistant diploma program at Eastern College combines instructor led training with a work placement designed to prepare students for a successful career in healthcare. As a pharmacy assistant, you’ll provides services and assistance to pharmacists by compounding, packaging and labeling pharmaceutical products and by maintaining prescription records and inventories of medications and pharmaceutical products. Graduates typically find employment opportunities in retail pharmacies and other environments such as mail order pharmacies, and in areas such as patient education within pharmaceutical companies. Students enrolled in the program will receive:
    • Classrooms that stimulate real-world pharmacy settings, including relevant equipment;
    • Microsoft Office, Microsoft Imagine Standard, and Windows are included in the program fees.
  • About The Program

    The Pharmacy Technician diploma program provides the opportunity for students to pursue an 8-week field placement for hands-on experience.

    Career Opportunities

    The Pharmacy Technician diploma program will qualify graduates to pursue positions in hospitals and retail pharmacies.

    Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads

    • Costco Pharmacy
    • Shoppers Drug Mart
    • Pharmachoice
    • Jean Coutu Pharmacy
    • Walmart Pharmacy
    • Medicine Shoppe

    Program Details

    Eastern College provides a comprehensive training program for Pharmacy Technicians in Nova Scotia. Graduates of the program will walk away with in-depth knowledge of the role and the skill set required to work within this dynamic profession with its expanding scope of practice. Pharmacy technicians function as valued members of the health care team. They develop professional relationships with patients and their caregivers, work collaboratively with other health care providers, prepare, dispense and compound medications, manage inventory, perform administrative tasks and assist in the provision of pharmaceutical care. They work primarily in retail pharmacies and hospitals. The pharmacy technician profession is regulated in some provinces, and our program adheres to standards set by Canadian Council for the Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs, helping to ensure that our graduates get the education necessary to meet the entry to practice competency requirements developed by regulators for pharmacy technicians across Canada. The Pharmacy Technician program at the Halifax Campus has been awarded Full Accreditation status by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs for a five year term January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2021. At our Halifax campus, our courses are taught by licensed practitioner Karen Barberie, BSc. Pharm (Instructor/Program Coordinator, Halifax). Provincial Regulatory Bodies: www.nbpharmacists.ca/ www.nspharmacists.ca www.napra.ca www.pebc.ca/ www.capt.ca/ OUR VISION: To foster the academic and professional development of the Pharmacy Technician role in Atlantic Canada. OUR GOAL: To prepare students for eventual employment as Pharmacy Technicians so they meet the national standards in: legal, ethical and professional responsibilities; professional collaboration and teamwork; drug distribution – prescription and patient information, product preparation, product release, system and inventory controls; communication and education; management knowledge and skills as determined by the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA). Meeting these standards is accomplished by delivering a curriculum based on the Canadian Pharmacy Technician Educators Association (CPTEA) learning outcomes. Eastern College is committed to supplying the pharmacy community with graduates who recognize the need of collaboration, safety, and accuracy in patient care. PROGRAMS: The Structured Practice Experience (SPE) Program is only administered by Eastern College in Halifax. Please click here to learn more. Students enrolled in this program will receive:
    • Classrooms that simulate real-world pharmacy settings, including relevant equipment;
    • First Aid with Heartstart;
    • Full accreditation by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of pharmacy programs for a five year term – January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2021 (Halifax).
  • Duration: 16 weeks (10 hrs/week) Skills:Develop medical vocabulary through the study of the structures and functions of the major body systems. Learn about the different classes of drugs and their use in the treatment of a range of medical conditions.
  • Duration: 16 weeks (10 hrs/week) Skills: Develop clinical skills through demonstrations and labs include infection control and workplace safety (WHMIS), prescription handling, diagnostic testing, and assisting with the patient exam. Develop customer service skills, as well as skills in scheduling and preparing patient records.

Human & Social Services, CSW Programs

  • About The Program

    The Child and Youth Care with Addictions Support Worker diploma program provides the opportunity for students to pursue a 6-week field placement for hands-on experience.

    Career Opportunities

    As a Child and Youth Care with Addictions Support Worker graduate, you will qualify for positions such as Youth Worker, Family Support Worker, Child/Youth Care Worker, and Family-School Liaison Worker.

    Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads

    • Moncton Community Residence
    • Crossroads
    • Co-Aide Home Care
    • Autism Consultants Residence
    • Lakeside Childcare Center
    • Youth Impact
    • NB Community Residence

    Program Details

    Are you compassionate with an interest in helping children and families? If so, the Child and Youth Care with Addictions Support Worker diploma program at Eastern College can prepare you for a career in this rewarding field.

    As a Child and Youth Care Support Worker, you will help counsel children, adolescents, and their families dealing with social, emotional, behavioural, and mental health issues. During the course, you will learn about the psychological needs that drive human behaviour and develop strategies to foster resiliency and healthy childhood development. You’ll also learn about addiction, family dynamics and prevention planning.

    Graduate with several critical field-related certifications, including Non-Violent Crises Intervention (NVCI), First Aid, CPR and Acquired Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST).

    Students enrolled in the program receive:

    • Field trips to multiple community agencies
    • Volunteer opportunities

Legal, Policing Programs

  • About The Program

    The Paralegal diploma program provides the opportunity for students to pursue an 8-week field placement for hands-on experience.

    Career Opportunities

    The Paralegal program will qualify grads to pursue positions within law firms, administrative tribunals, government agencies, legal aid clinics and the courts.

    Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads

    • Thompson & Thompson Law
    • Foster & Company
    • Foreign Canada
    • Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia
    • Department of Justice
    • Office of the Attorney General

    Program Details

    Looking for an introduction to Canada’s legal system? Paralegals boast one of the highest employment rates in Canada, and provide an essential roster of services for law firms. You’ll be responsible for preparing essential documents, maintaining records and files, and undertaking research projects. Modules covered in the Eastern College Paralegal program will provide you with expertise in legal terminology, major areas of practice, and the code of ethics and professional behaviour required for success. Gain hands-on experience with an 8-week field placement. Every lawyer and every law firm has a great team working hard with them behind the scenes. Contact us today for more information about becoming a Paralegal!
  • About The Program

    The Criminology diploma program provides the opportunity for students to pursue a 6-week field placement for hands-on experience.

    Career Opportunities

    The Criminology program will qualify grads to pursue positions within Community Corrections Programs for Youth and Adults, Youth Custody Facilities, Security-Related Agencies, Adult Community Residential Centers and OutReach/Cognitive Life Skills Programs.

    Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads

    • Admiral Investigations
    • Canadian Deaf and Blind Association
    • Charlotte Reddon Group Homes
    • Fredericton International Airport
    • Corrections Canada
    • Salvation Army

    Program Details

    Would you like to facilitate the supervision and reintegration of criminal offenders? Eastern College offers studies in Criminology to help prepare students with the skills required to aid in the rehabilitative process employed by Canada’s correctional system. This diverse program covers basic psychology, sociology, and criminology studies in tandem with a theoretical and hands-on look at the criminal justice system. Whether helping in the daily management of an incarceration facility or assisting offenders on their journey to recovery, government-initiated programs and facilities are always on the lookout for talented new graduates that can help with this critical arm of the justice system. Students enrolled in the program receive:
    • Series of seminars and workshops;
    • Industry standard certificates.
  • Police Foundations

    About The Program

    The Police Foundation diploma program provides the opportunity for students to pursue a 4-week field placement for hands-on experience.    

    Career Opportunities

    The Police Foundations program will qualify grads to pursue positions within various Police Services, By-Law Enforcement, Campus Police, Insurance Investigation and Court Services.

    Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads

    • Kent Building Supplies
    • Ultramar
    • Securitas
    • Corrections Canada
    • Casino NB

    Program Details

    Do you want to pursue a career in policing? Did you know that the policing community will experience the largest recruitment effort over the next few years because of retirement trends and an increase in the number of positions to be filled? If you want to become part of the legal field, then the Police Foundations program will help you launch your new career in the industry. Students will take a diverse set of courses to prepare for the policing related work. You will learn how to interview and interrogate, understand courtroom procedures and testimonies, recognize police powers and authority, and implement fitness into your daily lifestyle. Combine practical, theoretical and substantive knowledge in a way that is relevant to police-related work settings. Students enrolled in the program receive:
    • Firearms safety training;
    • PR/First Aid training;
    • Instructors with police experience.

Technology, Networking Programs

  • About The Program

    The Advanced Systems Management and Cybersecurity diploma program includes 14 free certification examination vouchers (including Microsoft and CompTIA) as well as a 16-week field placement for students to gain direct hands-on experience.

    Career Opportunities

    As an Advanced Systems Management and Cybersecurity graduate, you will qualify for positions such as: Windows Server Administrator, Active Directory Administrator, Windows Network Administrator, Smartphone Administrator, Messaging Administrator, Email Server Administrator, Linux Administrator, Open Source Specialist, and Data Mining Specialist.

    Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads

    • Skillsoft
    • Innovatia
    • Public Service Pay Centre
    • Service New Brunswick
    • Xplornet
    • Robert Half International Inc.
    • Stellar Learning Strategies

    Program Details

    Did you know that nearly all businesses need computerized technology for their day-to-day operations? This means that the demand for computer, network and cybersecurity professionals is at an all-time high. So, if you’re interested in a career in the technology field, now is the right time to pursue the Advanced Systems Management and Cybersecurity diploma program at Eastern College. Learn the effective skills and knowledge of technologies used to secure data access as well as how to respond to cyber security breaches and threats; train on popular operating systems such as Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Windows Server, and Linux. You will also practice how to configure Cisco routers and switches, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SQL Server, and how to use Powershell scripts. Students enrolled in the program receive:
    •         One-on-one assistance from a dedicated employment specialist.
  • About The Program

    The IT Systems Administrator diploma program offers 15 free certification exam vouchers for Microsoft, CompTIA and Cisco, as well as a 4-month field placement opportunity.

    Career Opportunities

    As an IT Systems Administrator graduate, you will qualify for positions such as: PC and Networking Administrator, Windows Server Administrator, Windows Network Administrator, Systems Administrator, Active Directory Administrator, Smartphone Administrator, and Messaging Administrator.

    Program Details

    Did you know that there is an ever growing need for IT and cybersecurity professionals in almost every sector? So, if you’re interested in the expanding field of information technology and cybersecurity, then now is the right time to enroll into Eastern College’s IT Systems Administrator diploma program. Learn about the technologies used to secure data access and how to configure computer and network technologies such as Cisco routers and switches, Microsoft Exchange server, Microsoft SQL server, as well as how to automate system administration using PowerShell scripts. You will take courses to help you learn how to install and configure Windows servers, understand Structured Query Language (SQL), gain solid working knowledge of the Linux operating system, and more.
  • About The Program

    The Network Support Specialist diploma program provides training on popular technologies like Cisco routers and switches, Microsoft Exchange server, Microsoft SQL server, as well as administration using PowerShell scripts.

    Career Opportunities

    As a Network Support Specialist graduate, you will qualify for positions such as: Help Desk Support, Technical Field Services Representative, PC Support Technician, Desktop Support Technician, Desktop Deployment Specialist, Network Support Specialist, and Network Support Technician.

    Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads

    •  Brunnet Inc.
    • Atlantic Business System
    • Advantage Hospitality Technologies
    • Xplornet Communications Inc.

    Program Details

    Are you interested in pursuing a career in computer and network-related administration? Do you want to be involved in managing IT-related projects in a corporate infrastructure? If so, the Network Support Specialist program can help you get ahead in your career. Gain skills and knowledge in communications, support training, and popular operating systems, and learn how to configure computer and network technologies such as wireless and mobile devices. Through courses like Mobile Device Support, Network+, and Technology Management for IT Professionals, you will cover all the foundations you need to prepare for success in the lucrative field of technology. Students enrolled in the program receive:
    •  2-month field placement;
    •  8 free certification exam vouchers including designations from Microsoft, CompTIA, and Cisco.
    Students who successfully complete this program will be eligible to write certification exams leading to the following designations: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA IT Project+, and Cisco CCNA. The program also covers the material on the MCSA certification exam 70-140.
  • About The Program

    The Applications Developer diploma program offers free Microsoft Office Professional and Microsoft Imagine Premium, and real-world work experience with an 8-week field placement.

    Career Opportunities

    As an Applications Developer graduate, you will qualify for positions such as: Junior Web Developer, Intranet Site Developer, Mobile Developer, Junior Java Developer, Junior C# Developer, Junior ASP.NET Developer, and HTML5/CSS Developer.

    Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads

    • Skillsoft
    • Innovatia
    • Public Service Pay Centre
    • Service New Brunswick
    • Xplornet
    • Robert Half International Inc.
    • Stellar Learning Strategies

    Program Details

    Did you know that companies are always on the lookout for professionals who can develop their web and mobile apps to help them advance their business? So, if you’re interested in creating applications and are looking to be part of a demanding field, then the Applications Developer program will take you in the right direction. Learn how to create interesting and aesthetically-pleasing websites and applications, as well as programs, using a variety of different languages (Java, C#/ASP.NET, SQL); create mobile apps (Andriod, Web, iPhone), as well as advanced web programming, including programs that run on back-end web servers. Students enrolled in the program receive:
    • Adobe Creative Suite Design Software
    • Free certifications exam vouchers including designations from Adobe ACA. You will be eligible to write 1 certification exam that is a stepping stone to a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification. The remaining certification exams include 2 Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certifications in each of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Students are provided with these 3 certification exam vouchers to write the certifications they wish to pursue.
  • About The Program

    The Information Systems Administrator diploma program offers an 8-week field placement for students to gain hands-on experience.

    Career Opportunities

    As an Information Systems Administrator graduate, you will qualify for positions such as Client Support Representative, Computer Help Desk Representative, Help Desk Troubleshooter, and Network Administrator.

    Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads

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    Program Details

    Do you love problem solving and logic? A career in Information Technology may be right for you. The Information Systems Administrator program at Eastern College will help get you working in the IT field. Information Systems Administrators are responsible for maintaining and operating workplace systems and networks. You’ll graduate with a solid knowledge of operating systems and applications, as well as how to assist others with computer troubleshooting. Information Technology training is an asset that will only become more valuable as time goes on! Industry and vendor certification has become a benchmark used by employers in the hiring process and the Information System Administrator program helps the students prepare for certification in the following areas: Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) A+ and Network+, Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2008 and (MCSA): Windows Server 2012.

Veterinary, Animal Services Programs

  • About The Program

    The Veterinary Administrative Assistant diploma program provides the opportunity for students to pursue a 6-week field placement for hands-on experience.

    Career Opportunities

    The Veterinary Administrative Assistant Diploma program will qualify graduates to pursue positions in veterinary clinics, animal care agencies, or positions in pet stores.

    Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads

    • Pet Smart
    • Hound Tales Inn
    • NSPCA
    • Annapolis Animal Hospital
    • Complete Care Hospital 4 Pets
    • Clayton Park Veterinary Hospital

    Program Details

    Do you want to spend your day working with cats, dogs and other animals? The Veterinary Administrative Assistant program at Eastern College combine hands-on clinical experience with administrative support training to prepare you for a role in the world of veterinary care.

    This hands-on program will train you with specialized skills in veterinary nursing, as will as receptionist skills. Learn medical terminology and how to properly care for animals, big or small.

    Whether providing clinical assistance or handling client communication, graduates from these programs are essential to the operation of every veterinary clinic.

  • About The Program

    The Veterinary Assistant diploma program provides the opportunity for students to pursue a 4-week field placement for hands-on experience.    

    Career Opportunities

    The Veterinary Assistant Diploma program will qualify graduates to pursue positions in veterinary clinics, animal care agencies, or positions in pet stores.

    Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads

    • Safety Services
    • SPCA
    • Oromocto Vet Hospital
    • Cedar Hills Animal Hospital
    • Grey Cove Vet
    • Mayfield Veterinary Clinic

    Program Details

    Do you want to pursue a career helping animals? The Veterinary Assistant program at Eastern College combine hands-on clinical experience with administrative support training to prepare you for a role in the world of veterinary care. Whether providing clinical assistance or handling client communication, graduates from this program are essential to the operation of every veterinary clinic.

Fredericton Campus

Eastern College’s Fredericton campus is located at 850 Prospect Street, near the intersection of Smyth Street and Prospect Street. One of the unique offerings in the Fredericton campus is the first-class pharmacy lab that mimics a real-world pharmacy for the Pharmacy Technician students. Additionally, the campus has an on-site massage therapy clinic that offers services to the public.

Located very near to uptown Fredericton, the campus is within close proximity to various eateries, the Regent Mall, Odell Park, and St. John River. Close to the Trans-Canada Highway, the campus is easily accessible via public transit.


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