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MCG College

4774 Westwinds Drive Northeast #220, Calgary AB

Possible funding to those who qualify*

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

Programs

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

Business, Accounting, Marketing Programs

  • Over the course of our Medical Office Assistant and Unit Clerk Certificate, students will be provided the necessary skills and theoretical knowledge needed to become a competent and confident unit clerk and medical office assistant.

    The blended design of the Medical Office Assistant and Unit Clerk Certificate combines face-to-face instruction with structured online learning components. This provides students flexibility in balancing life’s commitments while advancing education and pursing a new career.

    The addition of a practicum component allows students to network within industry and hone their newly acquired skills.

    Upon successful completion of all requirements, students will receive a Certificate in Medical Office Assistant and Unit Clerk.

Healthcare, Wellness, Pharma Programs

  • Train from industry experts to provide important patient care as a Sonographer in Ultrasound Technology in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program.

    Diagnostic Medical Sonography involves using ultrasound equipment to use high-frequency sound waves to capture images of body organs, masses and fetuses at various stages of pregnancy. Sonographers are important members of a patient care team, assessing patients and ensuring accurate information is provided to the physician to confirm a diagnosis. Graduates will find themselves working in a hospital or private clinic setting.

    full time condensed, 80-week program, the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is offered as a blended learning program, combining face-to-face instruction, with structured online learning components, allowing students to balance life commitments while advancing their education. This program has extensive on campus clinical training as well as hospital and clinic-based practicum placements (see below).

    Students will learn everything from important anatomy and patient care to proper equipment-use, quality imaging and proper procedures for scanning. Small class sizes and a practicum component allow for a more focused learning environment for students to hone their skills and succeed in the profession.

    Upon successful completion of all requirements, students will receive a Diploma in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

    Who should take this program?

    Health care workers see people at their most vulnerable state. Empathy and compassion are important attributes for a Sonographer.

    To be successful, we encourage students who have the following:

    • Excellent communication skills
    • Critical thinker
    • Independent worker
    • Ability to quickly grasp technical components
    • Ability to learn detailed anatomy
    • Strong physical health, including upper body strength and good wrist dexterity
    • Excellent vision and hearing
  • Our Basic Relaxation Massage Diploma instructors live, eat and breathe massage. Over the course of our Basic Relaxation Massage Diploma, our instructors take students through a fantastic journey, learning about massage and the body, entirely from a massage point of view. Content includes Swedish Relaxation Massage as the foundation, as well as an introduction to therapeutic techniques.

    The curriculum is designed to inspire students to recognize the full potential benefits of the healing massage the impact it can have on our modern world. Once you get a taste of what you can do for people, you will want to complete the 2nd year Advanced Therapeutic Massage diploma as well. Students who ONLY complete the Basic diploma find it increasingly difficult to obtain employment, and find it hard to receive work in other provinces outside Alberta.

    Upon successful completion of all requirements, students will receive a Diploma in Massage Therapy (1008 Hours).

    Diploma structure

    The Basic Relaxation Massage Diploma is a blend of distance and classroom learning, with a hands-on, practical component. In between the once-a-month classroom sessions, students must complete home study assignments, correspondence work and practical work experience.

    Classroom instruction: Students must attend 7, 2-day classroom tutorials spaced approximately 4 weeks apart. Each day is divided into 2 classes: ½ day of academic instruction and ½ day of massage treatments. At the start of every weekend of classroom instruction (with the exception of the first class), students must write an examination consisting of the material taught in the previous month including all assigned home study for that month. If the student does not complete the materials as assigned they will be unable to successfully complete the exam. Classes take place on both Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

    Home study assignments: These are assigned at the end of each weekend of classroom instruction to be completed prior to the next class. They provide reinforcement and expansion of the concepts presented in class.

    Correspondence lessons: These are supplied at the end of each weekend of classroom instruction. The student is required to complete and submit the correspondence lesson at the next scheduled class. These lessons provide the student with the ability to improve their critical thinking and reading skills, and to prepare them for the independent nature and business of massage therapy.

    Practical work experience: Students must obtain the required hours of supervised work experience within a specific time frame.

  • The Advanced Massage Diploma: Clinical Assessment and Correction Specialization is designed for those students with the ability and intent to provide therapeutic (corrective) treatments for their clients. At MCG Career College, we believe that this area of training has been substandard in the industry for many years and results in graduates that use relaxation techniques for therapeutic treatments.

    This second year course teaches proper assessment and correction techniques, used specifically for therapeutic applications. All concepts taught in the first year Basic Relaxation Massage diploma are reinforced and expanded upon, but the emphasis is now on assessment and corrective techniques for acute and chronic pain found in the soft tissues and associated structures of the body.

    This diploma is 1288 hours and takes place over 10 months. It follows the same format and requirements as the Basic Relaxation Massage Diploma over a longer time period.

    Completion of both the Basic Relaxation Massage Diploma and the Advanced Therapeutic Massage Diploma will provide the graduate with 2296 hours of instruction.

    Diploma structure

    Like the Basic Relaxation Massage Diploma, the Advanced Therapeutic Massage Diploma is a blend of distance and classroom learning, with a hands-on, practical component. In between the once-a-month classroom sessions, students must complete home study assignments, correspondence work and practical work experience.

    Classroom instruction: Students must attend 10, 2 day classroom sessions spaced approximately 4 weeks apart. Each day is divided into 2 classes: ½ day of academic instruction and ½ day of massage treatments. At the start of every weekend of classroom instruction (with the exception of the first class), students must write an examination consisting of the material taught in the previous month including all assigned home study for that month. If the student does not complete the materials as assigned they will be unable to successfully complete the exam.

Skilled Trades, Auto, Fire Programs

  • Blended Standard First Aid with CPR / AED (Red Cross) is a comprehensive course that provides participants with skills to respond to standard emergencies in the workplace, their homes and our communities. This comprehensive course provides participants with skills to respond to standard emergencies in the workplace, their homes and our communities.

    This 16 hour Red Cross course is a comprehensive blended course (8 hours online and 5.5 – 7.5 hours classroom) offering first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for those who need training due to work requirements or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies at home. Course meets legislation requirements for provincial/territorial worker safety and insurance boards and includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines.

    Program structure.

    This blended Standard First Aid with CPR / AED course focuses on the essential skills rescuers need to know to perform high-quality CPR & Standard First Aid in a wide variety of settings. After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    • The Red Cross
    • Preparing to respond
    • The EMS system
    • Check, Call, Care
    • Airway emergencies
    • Breathing and Circulation emergencies
    • First aid for respiratory and cardiac arrest
    • Wound care
    • Head and spine injuries
    • Bone, muscle and joint injuries
    • Sudden Medical Emergencies
    • Environmental Emergencies
    • Poisons

Calgary Campus

Our philosophy and approach to training was so successful, that students wanted more. In 2019, NIMT evolved into MCG Career College, offering more programs across health and wellness. Today, MCG is more than a technical training institution, it is a gathering place for a community of innovators in health and wellness training.

By providing relevant education, top instruction and flexible programming that fits your life, MCG is empowering students with the confidence and skills they need to become leaders and business owners in our community.

Through cutting-edge training, top instruction and flexible program structures, MCG pushes beyond the scope of a traditional training institution. We get to know our students, we enlighten them to align the mind and body, to bring balance within themselves and others. Our students graduate with the skills and confidence they need to become successful leaders, employees and business owners; ones who make a tangible difference in the health and well-being of others and in their communities. It’s this vision that guides every aspect of MCG and serves as the inspiration behind our visual identity:

  • The tree of our logo symbolizes that we are rooted in our vision and that we are connected and grounded to the Earth. It grows over time, as does the knowledge, confidence and potential of our students.
  • The mountains represent the challenge ahead and awakens the impulse that we all have within us to explore, to go beyond our limits and to achieve new heights.
  • The colour orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow to represent the enthusiasm, curiosity, creativity, determination and success we see in our students.
  • Finally, all the elements are balanced within the circle that represents our MCG community; the friendships, relationships and unity that connects us all.

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