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Gates College of Business, Culinary & Healthcare


Possible funding to those who qualify*

  • Alberta Student Aid Program
  • Second Career
  • Loans
  • Grants
  • Bursaries
  • Scholarships


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

Beauty, Esthetics, Barber Programs

  • The Esthetics program provides students with the skills and experience required to be an integrated and professional esthetician. Beautification of the body is achieved through treatments to provide professional care of skin, hands and feet, and the use of cosmetic products. This program covers a variety of esthetics practices such as manicures, pedicures, facial and body treatments, waxing and eyebrow tinting, makeup artistry, auricular therapies, and more. Students will be given the opportunity to practice in the classroom as well as in our on-site spa.

    Main Duties

    The following is a summary of main duties for some occupations in this unit group:
    • Estheticians give facial and other body treatments using specialized products and techniques.
    • Cosmeticians advise customers on the use of make-up and other beauty products and apply make-up to customers; may specialize in applying makeup to models or other individuals for special occasions.
    • Manicurists and pedicurists clean, shape and polish fingernails and toenails and provide related treatments.
    • Scalp treatment specialists apply medicated lotions to treat scalp conditions and hair loss.

Business, Accounting, Marketing Programs

  • The Medical Office Assistant program prepares students in key aspects of health administration. Students will begin by cultivating a strong foundation of administrative, word processing and office support skills before focusing on developing the skills required to fulfill the administrative requirements expected in a medical or other health care administrative setting.

    Main Duties

    Medical Office Assistants perform some or all of the following duties:

    • Schedule and confirm medical appointments and receive and communicate messages for medical staff and patients
    • Prepare, key in, edit, and proofread medical records, reports, articles, case histories and correspondence from machine dictation, shorthand and handwritten notes using computers
    • Interview patients in order to complete forms, documents and case histories
    • Complete insurance and other claim forms
    • Initiate and maintain confidential medical files and records
    • Prepare financial statements and billing procedures
    • Order supplies and maintain inventory
    • Determine and establish office procedures and routines
    • May supervise and train other staff in procedures and in use of current software.
  • The Accounting and Payroll Administrator program introduces students to a variety of the methods used for accounting and payroll administration ranging from computer-based accounting and payroll software to manual bookkeeping methods. Students develop the skills needed to maintain and balance various accounts for large- and small-scale projects and also receive training in preparing tax returns; creating statistical, financial and accounting reports; and completing and submitting government forms.

    Over the course of the program, students will take several core courses to help prepare them for work as an accountant or payroll administrator.

    Main Duties

    Bookkeepers perform some or all of the following duties:

    • Keep financial records and establish, maintain and balance various accounts using manual and computerized bookkeeping systems
    • Post journal entries and reconcile accounts, prepare trial balance of books, maintain general ledgers and prepare financial statements
    • Calculate and prepare cheques for payrolls and for utility, tax and other bills
    • Complete and submit tax remittance forms, workers’ compensation forms, pension contribution forms and other government documents
    • Prepare tax returns and perform other personal bookkeeping services
    • Prepare other statistical, financial and accounting reports.
  • The Advanced Business Management program prepares students to oversee and coordinate a variety of office administration duties, while teaching them to review, evaluate and implement new policies and procedures. Students will learn to establish and delegate work priorities to support staff, establish time management skills, and become experts in the preparation of operation budgets and the maintenance of inventory and budgetary controls. Students will gain progressive skills in effective project management, business planning, small business / entrepreneurship, and international commerce.

    Main Duties

    Administrative officers perform some or all of the following duties:
    • Oversee and co-ordinate office administrative procedures and review, evaluate and implement new procedures
    • Establish work priorities, delegate work to office support staff, and ensure deadlines are met and procedures are followed
    • Carry out administrative activities associated with admissions to post-secondary educational institutions
    • Administer policies and procedures related to the release of records in processing requests under government access to information and privacy legislation
    • Co-ordinate and plan for office services, such as accommodation, relocations, equipment, supplies, forms, disposal of assets, parking, maintenance and security services
    • Assist in preparation of operating budget and maintain inventory and budgetary controls
    • Assemble data and prepare periodic and special reports, manuals and correspondence.

Culinary Arts Programs

Healthcare, Wellness, Pharma Programs

  • Do you enjoy caring for others and want to put your compassion to work? The Personal Support Worker (PSW) program has been developed to provide standardized training and an educational base for workers who provide long-term care and support services in both institutional and community settings. At the conclusion of the program, students will write the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) exam to become certified PSWs. This program includes classroom-based studies and on-the-job training through placements at a variety of care facilities.

    Main Duties

    Visiting Personal Support Worker perform some or all of the following duties:
    • Care for individuals and families during periods of incapacitation, convalescence or family disruption
    • Administer bedside and personal care to clients such as aid in ambulation, bathing, personal hygiene, and dressing and undressing
    • Plan and prepare meals and special diets, and feed or assist in feeding clients
    • Demonstrate infant care to new parents
    • May perform routine health-related duties such as changing non-sterile dressings, administering medications and collecting specimens under the general direction of home care agency supervisor or nurse
    • May perform routine housekeeping duties such as laundry, washing dishes and making beds.

Legal, Policing Programs

  • Do you want to make a difference and serve your community? The Law and Security program provides students with the foundation, knowledge and basic skills needed for successful employment in the field of policing.

    Students are required to complete 100 hours of community service to supplement their educational experience.

    Main Duties

    • Patrol assigned areas to maintain public safety and order and to enforce laws and regulations
    • Investigate crimes and accidents, secure evidence, interview witnesses, compile notes and reports and provide
    • Testimony in courts of law.
    • Arrest criminal suspects.
    • Provide emergency assistance to victims of accidents, crimes and natural disasters.
    • Participate in crime prevention, public information and safety programs.
    • May supervise and coordinate the work of other police officers.
    • Security guards control access to establishments, operate security control-room equipment and patrol assigned areas to guard against theft, vandalism and fire, enforce regulations to maintain order and resolve conflicts and to monitor establishment activities; ensure safety and emergency procedures are followed; issue passes and direct visitors to appropriate areas, check age identification of patrons, and perform security checks of passengers and luggage at airports.

Travel, Tourism, Hospitality Programs

Gates College of Business, Culinary & Healthcare

Welcome to Gates College

We are now offering all classes online with instructor led education during the COVID-19 pandemic. Get your education and career started today directly from the comfort of your home until our campus re-open. Don’t delay, call today for all the details on your future education and new career!

We’re so glad that you’ve found us, but let’s cut right to the chase. We get it. You have a life, responsibilities, bills to pay – but you’re also looking for something more. Maybe it’s just a career upgrade… maybe it’s a whole life upgrade. Whatever it is, we want to make sure that your journey through this next chapter of your life is as hassle-free as possible, not more confusing. We know that when people feel comfortable, and are surrounded by positivity, they are more likely to achieve great things.

At Gates College, you will receive a complete and convenient education that works with your schedule and will help you find employment in your chosen field. With monthly start dates, small class sizes, flexible class schedules that support child care or part-time employment, and ongoing career placement assistance, our focus is clear: you, the student!

*All student funding, whether made available privately or through various government branches, is only approved to those who qualify, by the original source of funding. There are many criteria that each candidate must meet to be approved. Schools can only inform you of what may be available.