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Oxford College of Arts, Business & Technology

670 Progress Ave, Scarborough ON

Possible funding to those who qualify*

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Programs

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

Beauty, Esthetics, Barber Programs

  • Most people love to get pampered, yet they do not make time to take care of themselves. That’s why it’s such a luxury when they visit the spa. If you enjoy ‘polishing’ others, entering into the esthetics industry would be a good career move for you. Imagine, you could be the one providing esthetics, nail, and hair removal treatments to make appreciative customers look and feel their best, giving you satisfaction in helping others.

    If you are a social person this is a great career for you. That’s because in this role you make a real impact on people’s lives. You could do makeup for a wedding or other significant life events. What’s more, you’d get to work in a spa or salon, which means you can work in a fun and social atmosphere, and trade beauty services with other workers. If you have sky-high ambitions, you could even aim to own a spa one day.

    The best way to see if Oxford College is the right fit for you is to come in and visit the school. You can tour our facilities, and meet with both students and instructors.

    Become Qualified in Advanced Esthetics and Spa Operations

    The Advanced Esthetics and Spa Operations program gives you the hands-on training you need for a career in esthetics. As an Esthetician, you will provide facial and body treatments designed to enhance an individual’s physical appearance. Other responsibilities include hair removal, manicures, pedicures and more.

    The Advanced Esthetics and Spa Operations program will prepare you for a range of career opportunities and give you the confidence you need to succeed in today’s beauty industry.

    During the Advanced Esthetics and Spa Operations program, you’ll learn how to:

    • Give facial and other body treatments using specialized products and techniques
    • Advise customers on the use of makeup and other beauty products and apply makeup to customers; may specialize in applying makeup to models or other individuals for special occasions
    • Clean, shape, and polish fingernails and toenails and provide related treatments

    Countless Career Opportunities

    Graduates are employed in beauty salons, electrolysis studios, scalp treatment and hair replacement clinics, and other similar establishments. They are also employed in cosmetic departments of retail establishments such as department stores, or they may be self-employed.

    Upon completion of the program, graduates may find employment as:

    • Esthetician
    • Spa Therapist
    • Skin Therapist
    • Nail Technician
    • Spa owner

Business, Accounting, Marketing Programs

  • Accounting and Payroll Administration isn’t just dull number crunching as some people think, it can be the gateway into several important career avenues. If you’re looking to join the world of business or finance getting Accounting and Payroll Administration training can open doors for you to enter those sectors.

    Another exciting aspect is that you could work in virtually any industry that interests you, as almost all businesses need Accounting and Payroll professionals to maintain payroll. What’s more, Accounting and Payroll professionals will always be in demand despite fluctuating markets. If you are precise and good with numbers, consider training to join this rewarding profession.

    The best way to see if Oxford College is the right fit for you is to come in and visit the school. You can tour our facilities, and meet with both students and instructors.

    Become Qualified in Accounting and Payroll Administration

    Throughout this program, which is affiliated with the Canadian Payroll Association, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the legislative requirements to manage an organization’s compliance requirements. When you complete the course, you may choose to get certified. If you get certified, you join a growing community of supportive professionals and gain access to the resources you need to stay current and compliant.

    During the Accounting and Payroll Administration program, you’ll learn how to:

    • 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
    • Prepare employee payroll and government payroll filing

    What You Need to Complete the Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) Certification

    PCP certification requires three core courses, one transfer of credit and one year of weighted, related work experience. Please see the requirements in completion order listed below.

    1. Payroll Compliance Legislation (PCL)
    2. Payroll Fundamentals 1 (PF1)
    3. Payroll Fundamentals 2 (PF2)
    4. Introduction to Accounting (transfer of credit; offered at post-secondary institutions)
    5. PCP Work Experience Requirement Application (WERA) (a minimum of one-year work experience in payroll)

    Canadian Payroll Association Membership

    Three of the core modules of the APA program are licensed by the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA). The CPA offers the only payroll certifications in Canada. Earning the CPA’s Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification shows that you meet the high professional standards of the CPA, which employers look for. Gaining this certification shows you are capable and competent, and it can open employment opportunities to you.

    Countless Career Opportunities

    Graduates are employed throughout the private and public sectors, or they may be self-employed.

    Upon completion of the program, you may find employment as:

    • Payroll Administrator
    • Accounts Payable Clerk
    • Accounts Receivable Clerk
    • Bookkeeper
    • Accounts Analyst
  • Do you have an eye for organization, with a passion for leadership? You could make a difference in a variety of company environments as a Business Management professional. By leading projects, teams, and tasks in various business settings, you could help optimize company performance and efficiency.

    If that sounds like you, then professional career training could be a great fit. Take your natural leadership and analytical skills and bring them into the workplace for an exciting career in Business Management.

    The best way to see if Oxford College is the right fit for you is to come in and visit the school. You can tour our facilities, and meet with both students and instructors.

    Become Qualified in Business Management

    You got to where you are now with perseverance, commitment, and dedication. These traits will help you take your career even further. Organizations look for these drivers to propel them forward. It’s no secret businesses need to grow, evolve, and adapt to stay successful. If there’s one constant in the world of business, it’s change. Your Oxford College diploma in Business Management lets prospective employers know you are up to the challenge. You not only adapt to change, you welcome it.

    Students will learn how to:

    • Provide advice and analyses on managerial methods and organization for public and/or private sector establishments
    • Conduct research to determine the efficiency and effectiveness of managerial policies and programs
    • Assess and propose improvements to methods, systems, and procedures in such areas as operations, human resources, communications, and records management
    • Conduct quality audits as well as develop quality management and assurance standards for International Organization for Standardization registration
    • Plan an institution’s reorganization of its operations
    • Provide supervisory assistance of contracted researchers and/or clerical staff

    Countless Career Opportunities

    Graduates are employed in a variety of fields including accounting and finance, sales and marketing, human resources, real estate, administration and management, and e-commerce. They may also start their own businesses.

    Upon completion of the program, graduates may find employment as:

    • Project Manager
    • Administrative Officer
    • Business Owner
    • Business Consultant
  • If you’re drawn to helping people, but you don’t want to spend years in medical school, consider becoming a Medical Office Assistant. With less than a year of training, you could start a brand new career on the administrative, patient-facing side of a clinical setting. What’s more, there’s room for growth. You can advance in your career, or continue your training while gaining experience in the medical field.

    If you have good people skills, can remain calm and collected, and are organized, then begin your career training to become a Medical Office Assistant.

    The best way to see if Oxford College is the right fit for you is to come in and visit the school. You can tour our facilities, and meet with both students and instructors.

    Become Qualified in Medical Office Assisting

    The Medical Office Assistant program at Oxford College prepares you to find employment in the growing healthcare sector. As a Medical Office Assistant, you will greet people arriving at a medical office, hospital, or other establishments. You’ll also direct visitors to the appropriate person or service, answer and forward telephone calls, take messages, schedule appointments, and perform other clerical duties.

    During the Medical Office Assistant program, you’ll learn how to:

    • Greet patients and schedule appointments using a manual or computerized system, direct them to the appropriate contacts or services, and provide general information in person and by phone
    • Receive and record payments for services
    • Interview patients to obtain and process information required to provide hospital and medical services

    Countless Career Opportunities

    Graduates are employed by hospitals, medical and dental offices, and other offices throughout the public and private sectors.

    Upon completion of the program, graduates may find employment as:

    • Medical Office Assistant
    • Medical Secretary
    • Medical Office Administrator
    • Medical Billing Specialist
    • Clinical Assistant
    • Medical Transcriptionist

    While Medical Office Assisting is a gratifying career in and of itself, you also have room to progress if you choose to. Many Medical Office Assistants go on to become Medical Office Managers or take on other supervisory roles (which comes with a graduated pay scale) once they have gained some experience. Likewise, you may choose to use Medical Office Assisting as a stepping stone, pursuing further education while you get experience in the medical field.

Creative Arts, Interactive, Sound Programs

  • Video gaming isn’t considered to be nerdy or fringe anymore; it’s a multi-billion dollar industry that’s gone mainstream! Just ask any of the people you see on the street playing games on their smartphones. Whether it’s action, adventure, role-playing, strategy, sports, puzzle, or another type of game that you enjoy, it’s never been a better time to get into Video Game Design.

    As a Video Game Designer, you would work in a team to design and develop video games. Knowing web development, graphic design, and programming could greatly help with this career, and having a passion for the video game industry is a must!

    The best way to see if Oxford College is the right fit for you is to come in and visit the school. You can tour our facilities, and meet with both students and instructors.

    Become Qualified in Video Game Design

    Oxford College’s Video Game Designer program prepares you for a rewarding career in the video game industry. Concentrating on both the artistic and technical sides of video game design, our program equips you with the programming and problem-solving skills required in this creative industry.

    As a Video Game Designer, you will assist in conceptualizing projects; interpreting design specifications or sketches; preparing the page make-up, layout, and lettering; and preparing production materials for press, electronic, or multimedia publishing. As part of the program, you will complete a portfolio showcasing your accomplishments and industry-ready skills.

    During the Video Game Designer program, you’ll learn how to:

    • Review the graphic designer’s instructions
    • Produce or assist in developing and producing design concepts
    • Capture elements such as titles, text, drawings, illustrations, graphics, lettering and colour harmonization, using a computer
    • Produce computerized images and drawings
    • Digitize images using peripherals and transform them using retouching systems, graphic palettes, or specialized software
    • Perform the layout, page make-up, and placement using the conceptual mock-ups provided
    • Paint or ink individual cells of 2D or 3D animated drawings according to animator’s specifications using an electronic palette
    • Layout, draw, or paint letters, figures, logos, and designs for windows, advertisements, billboards, vehicles, books, and publications using specialized software or painting equipment

    Countless Career Opportunities

    Graduates are employed by publishing, communications, advertising, marketing, printing, and multimedia establishments, and by television and film production companies.

    Upon completion of the program, you may find employment as:

    • Video Game Designer
    • Animator
    • Character Designer
    • Audio Designer
    • Level Designer
    • Storyboard Artist
    • Technical Artist
    • Texture Artist
    • Game Developer

Healthcare, Wellness, Pharma Programs

  • A radiant smile can make anyone feel more confident; who has to know it’s enhanced? If you enjoy casting and modelling, and you are an enthusiast for polished and perfect-looking teeth, why not consider becoming a Denturist?

    As a Denturist, you would assess a client’s mouth and take an impression of their teeth and gums. With that finely-detailed mould of the mouth, you would then create oral prostheses such as bridges, crowns, implants, dentures, and partial dentures. You may also make repairs, relines, or adjustments to a removable oral prosthesis.

    The best way to see if Oxford College is the right fit for you is to come in and visit the school. You can tour our facilities, and meet with both students and instructors.

    Become Qualified in Denturism

    Denturism is one of the most unique and highly skilled healthcare professions in North America and Oxford College is one of the only private colleges in Ontario that offers this program. The unique Denturism program will give you a competitive advantage and equip you with the theoretical, technical, and clinical skills required to work as an independent oral healthcare professional.

    During the Denturism program, you’ll learn how to:

    • Measure patients’ jaws to determine size and shape of dentures required
    • Make impressions of patients’ teeth and gums
    • Design and construct complete, partial & implant-supported dentures
    • Insert & fit new dentures
    • Repair dentures
    • Reline, rebase, and adjust dentures
    • Fabricate mouth guards and bleaching trays
    • Prepare partial dentures
    • Perform denture whitening and cleaning

    Train in a Fully Equipped Dental Laboratory

    The fully-outfitted dental laboratory will provide you with the chance to learn in facilities that are similar to what you will encounter when you enter the working work. Training with actual equipment means you will already have bridged any potential knowledge gap when you pursue work as a Denturist. You’ll be familiar with the equipment and procedures, and that confidence will be apparent to your employer, coworkers, and clients.

    Get Certified And Become More Employable

    Oxford College’s Denturism Program is regulated by the College of Denturists of Ontario (CDO). Our curriculum follows the guidelines of the Denturist’s scope of practice and prepares you to take the written and clinical examination offered by CDO. Becoming certified shows that you meet the CDO’s professional standards, which employers look for. Gaining this certification shows you are capable and competent, and it can open employment opportunities to you.

    Countless Career Opportunities

    With the ageing baby boomer population, more people will start needing dentures. What’s more, insurance policies are becoming more comprehensive, so more people will have coverage for dentures. Since Denturism is a specialized career, the field is less saturated than many other ‘generalist’ professions.

    This means there will be a steady stream of clients coupled with strong employer demand, which makes for a great career outlook for you.

    Denturists are employed by:

    • Dentists’ Offices
    • Clinics
    • Educational Institutions
    • Private Industries
  • Do you get a lot of satisfaction when you’re an important part of a team? If you’re a helpful, capable person, who likes to be at the center of the action, consider Intra-Oral Dental Assisting.

    Dental Assistants do it all. In this role, you would prepare for procedures and assist Dentists and Dental Therapists during dental examinations and treatments. But you wouldn’t sit idly; you also get to perform routine tasks such as applying fluoride, polishing crowns, applying sealants and topical numbing agents, taking impressions, processing x-rays, and more. Clerical duties, including answering phone calls, booking appointments, and invoicing would also be part of your role.

    The best way to see if Oxford College is the right fit for you is to come in and visit the school. You can tour our facilities, and meet with both students and instructors.

    Become a Qualified Level II Dental Assistant

    The Intra-Oral Dental Assisting Level 1 & 2 program at Oxford College prepares you for a rewarding career in the oral healthcare industry. You will benefit from our fully equipped dental laboratory and highly experienced instructors. Our in-depth diploma program gives you the theoretical and practical experience needed to succeed as a Dental Assistant as part of a professional team.

    During the Intra-Oral Dental Assisting Level 1 & 2 program, you’ll learn how to:

    • Prepare patients for dental examination and assist the dentist during the examination
    • Sterilize and maintain instruments and equipment
    • Prepare dental instruments and filling materials
    • Apply fluoride and sealant
    • Take preliminary impressions for diagnostic casts
    • Educate patients on oral hygiene
    • Invoice patients for dental services
    • Schedule patient appointments and record dental procedures performed
    • Order dental and office supplies
    • Perform intra-oral duties such as removing sutures, taking and recording vital signs, applying desensitizing agents, topical anaesthetic, and anti-cariogenic agents; and applying and removing rubber dams

    Countless Career Opportunities

    Graduates are employed by dental offices, community health centres, educational institutions, and clinics.

    Upon completion of the program, you may find employment as:

    • Intra-Oral Dental Assistant
    • Dental Office Assistant
    • Preventative Dental Assistant
    • Dental Receptionist
  • Massage offers so many healing properties; it can help with stress reduction, increase range of motion, improve sleep, and much more. Wouldn’t it be fulfilling to have such a positive effect on others, while making a decent living doing something that you genuinely enjoy?

    As a Massage Therapist, you would assess a person’s body and use different techniques to manipulate their muscles through pressure, kneading, and other types of touch. Massage Therapists have to be skilled at communicating with their clients, taking note of any injuries or sensitivities that they may have. You must also have good endurance, as the job is physical. But don’t worry, your strength will increase, and you can learn techniques to help protect your own body.

    The best way to see if Oxford College is the right fit for you is to come in and visit the school. You can tour our facilities, and meet with both students and instructors. 

    Become Qualified in Massage Therapy

    As a Massage Therapist, you will assess soft tissues and joints of the body for treatment and prevention of dysfunction, injury, pain, and physical disorders. You will develop specialized knowledge and hands-on training to assist patients with relaxation and recovery. Upon graduation, students must pass the CMTO board exam to become a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT).

    During the Massage Therapy program, you’ll learn how to:

    • Assess clients by conducting range-of-motion and muscle tests and propose treatment plans
    • Explain procedures, risks, and benefits to clients
    • Administer massage techniques, treating soft tissues and joints of the body through soft tissue manipulation, relaxation techniques, hydrotherapy, trigger point therapy, joint pain and lower grade mobilizations and remedial exercise programs
    • Suggest home care instructions and provide information about techniques for further postural improvement and stretching, strengthening, relaxation, and rehabilitative exercises
    • Maintain records of treatments given
    • Consult with other healthcare professionals such as physiotherapists, chiropractors, physicians, and psychologists when developing treatment plans for clients

    Countless Career Opportunities

    One of the advantages of becoming a Massage Therapist is that you can work in a variety of settings, such as the spa industry, tourism, or clinical settings. Or, you could go the entrepreneurial route and run your very own private practice.

    Massage therapists are employed by:

    • Private Practices
    • Hospitals
    • Clinics
    • Extended Care Facilities
    • Rehabilitation Centres
    • Educational Institutions
  • If you are detail-oriented, have good manual dexterity, and strong communication skills, you could have the right personality to enter the high-demand Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician career field.

    As a Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician, you would be a member of a laboratory that provides diagnostic services. You would collect and assess samples of bodily tissue and run different diagnostic tests on it, using chemical analysis, microscopic examination, or other techniques. Setting up, operating, and maintaining the lab equipment would be a part of your role, as well as making quality control assessments.

    The best way to see if Oxford College is the right fit for you is to come in and visit the school. You can tour our facilities, and meet with both students and instructors. 

    Become Qualified in Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician Work

    Oxford College’s Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician program prepares you to become integral members of a healthcare team and work alongside other healthcare professionals. The program provides you with the technical skills and knowledge needed to succeed in your career.

    As a Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician, you will learn about laboratory safety, medical terminology, infection prevention, and more. In addition to learning an array of technical skills, you will develop the interpersonal and communication skills needed to offer outstanding client care in a compassionate and empathetic manner.

    During the Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician program, you’ll learn how to:

    • Collect blood, tissue, and other samples from patients
    • Log patient samples and prepare them for testing
    • Set up medical laboratory equipment
    • Conduct routine laboratory tests and sample analyses
    • Perform quality assurance of testing techniques
    • Clean and maintain medical laboratory and medical laboratory equipment

    Countless Career Opportunities

    Graduates are employed in medical laboratories in hospitals, clinics, research facilities, postsecondary educational institutions, and government research laboratories.

    Upon completion of the program, you may find employment as:

    • Medical Laboratory Technician
    • Medical Laboratory Assistant
    • Phlebotomist
    • and more!
  • Do you want a career where you can make a difference in someone’s life? Would you like to get educated and start working in a short amount of time? If you’re caring by nature consider becoming a Personal Support Worker. As a Personal Support Worker, you would provide personal care and companionship for those living with disability, disease, or old age. You would help with meal preparation, feeding, bathing, personal hygiene, and housekeeping duties. A healthcare worker or nurse may also direct you to assist with tasks like administering medication and collecting specimens (under their supervision). Most important, being a Personal Support Worker means you have to be patient and sensitive to your client’s needs. The best way to see if Oxford College is the right fit for you is to come in and visit the school. You can tour our facilities, and meet with both students and instructors. Schedule a Tour Now or Get More Info.

    Become Qualified in Personal Support Work

    The Personal Support Worker certificate program at Oxford College prepares you for careers in a range of healthcare settings. The program gives you hands-on training and theoretical knowledge required for a rewarding career as a Personal Support Worker. As a Personal Support Worker, you will provide personal care to seniors, persons with disabilities, and convalescent clients. Care is provided within the client’s residence, in which the Personal Support Worker may also reside. Personal Support Workers ensure the safety and well-being of their clients and demonstrate sensitivity and respect for each individual in their care. During the Personal Support Worker certificate program, you’ll learn how to:
    • Provide care and companionship 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
    • Perform routine health-related duties such as changing non-sterile dressings, assisting in the administration of medications and collecting specimens under the general direction of a home care agency supervisor or nurse
    • Perform routine housekeeping duties such as laundry, washing dishes, and making beds

    Countless Career Opportunities

    Graduates are employed by home care and support agencies and private households, or they may be self-employed. Upon completion of the program, you may find employment as:
    • Personal Support Worker
    • Personal Care Attendant
    • Live-in Caregiver
    • Residential Support Worker
  • The global pharmaceuticals market is rapidly increasing and is expected to reach $1170 billion in 2021*, assuring a promising career outlook for aspiring Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technologists. If you are precise, good at following instructions, and have a knack for operating equipment, consider career training for this expanding field.

    As a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technologist, you would be responsible for the oversight, production, documentation, and quality control for making pharmaceutical drugs. It would be up to you to create and follow strict processes when producing dose-sensitive medication. Maintaining good manufacturing practices, troubleshooting equipment, and ensuring sanitary conditions are also a big part of this role.

    The best way to see if Oxford College is the right fit for you is to come in and visit the school. You can tour our facilities, and meet with both students and instructors.

    Become Qualified in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology

    The pharmaceutical sector is exploding, with demand for skilled labour never being higher. So much so that employers are coming straight to Oxford College’s program to recruit our graduates.

    Oxford College’s intensive Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technologist program is specifically designed to bring you complete, hands-on training. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of pharmaceutical drug development and manufacturing.

    During the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technologist program, you’ll learn how to:

    • Operate electronic or computerized control panels from a central control room to monitor and optimize physical and chemical processes for several processing units
    • Control processes start-up, shutdown, and troubleshooting
    • Monitor outside process equipment
    • Adjust equipment, valves, pumps, and controls, and process equipment
    • Authorize or co-sign maintenance work orders
    • Shut down, isolate, and prepare process units or production equipment for maintenance
    • Sample products, perform tests, record data, carry out statistical process control on process operations, and write production logs
    • Develop operator procedures for normal operation, start-up, or shutdown of unit
    • Participate in safety audits and programs, and provide emergency response when required
    • Ensure adherence to safety and environmental regulations

    You may also be called upon to rotate between different processing units during shift cycles as well as train other workers and co-lead with supervisory responsibilities.

    Train on State-of-the-Art Facilities (Yes, Really!)

    The term “state-of-the-art” gets thrown around a lot, but we really mean it! Our modern facilities are truly clinical-grade. Here, you’ll train on laboratory equipment, the same technology you’ll encounter when you enter the field. Learning in a professional environment on this machinery gives you the first-hand experience and confidence that you need to excel when you enter an actual workplace lab.

    Countless Career Opportunities

    Graduates are employed in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical devices, food, cosmetics, natural product, and nutraceutical industries.

    Upon completion of the program, you may find employment as:

    • Pharmaceutical Production Technician
    • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technician
    • Process Validation Technician
    • Compounding Technician
  • Paramedics are true heroes. They are the steady and fast-acting professionals we rely on in times of medical crisis. If you are level-headed, unfettered in emergency situations, and think you could provide emergency medical care, then being a paramedic could be the right career move for you.

    As a Paramedic, you would be responsible for responding to emergency medical situations, stabilizing the patient, and getting them to the hospital quickly and safely. You would coordinate with other emergency workers, and assist hospital staff when needed, documenting the illness or injury and treatment provided.

    The best way to see if Oxford College is the right fit for you is to come in and visit the school. You can tour our facilities, and meet with both students and instructors.

    Become Qualified as a Primary Care Paramedic

    Oxford College’s Primary Care Paramedic program equips you with the necessary skills and knowledge to work in this dynamic profession. As one of the few private postsecondary institutions in Canada that offer this program, Oxford College brings you unparalleled specialized training.

    As a Primary Care Paramedic, you will administer pre-hospital emergency medical care to patients with injuries or medical illnesses and transport them to hospitals or other medical facilities for further medical care. Through hands-on learning, you will develop critical-thinking and decision-making skills to effectively deal with medical emergencies. You will also be trained to communicate with patients, family members, and other healthcare professionals in a professional and compassionate manner.

    During the Primary Care Paramedic program, you’ll learn how to:

    • Assess the extent of injuries or medical illnesses of trauma victims, patients with respiratory disease and stress, overdose and poisoning victims, industrial accident victims, and other ill or injured individuals to determine emergency medical treatment
    • Administer pre-hospital emergency care to patients such as oxygen therapy, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), spinal immobilization, bandaging, and splinting
    • Apply adjunctive equipment for ventilation and circulation complications, administer medications, and provide other advanced emergency treatment to patients
    • Transport patients to a hospital or other medical facilities for further medical care
    • Collaborate with ambulance dispatch centres, hospital staff, police, firefighters, and family members to ensure relevant information is collected and proper treatment is administered
    • Document and record the nature of injuries and illnesses and treatment provided
    • Maintain ambulances and emergency care equipment and supplies
    • Train and supervise other workers in this unit group

    Train Using a Fully Equipped Ambulance

    The fully-outfitted ambulance will provide you with the chance to learn in facilities that are similar to what you will encounter when you enter the working work. Training with actual equipment means you will already have bridged any potential knowledge gap when you pursue work as a Parademic. You’ll be familiar with the equipment and procedures, and that confidence will be apparent to your employer, coworkers, and patients.

    Get Certified And Become More Employable

    The clinical component of our Primary Care Paramedic Program is regulated by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC). Our curriculum follows the guidelines of the Primary Care Paramedic’s scope of practice and prepares you to take the AEMCA examination offered by MOHLTC. Becoming certified shows that you meet the MOHLTC’s professional standards, which employers look for. Gaining this certification shows you are capable and competent, and it can open employment opportunities to you.

    Countless Career Opportunities

    Graduates are employed by private ambulance services, hospitals, fire departments, government departments and agencies, manufacturing firms, mining companies, and other private sector establishments.

    Upon completion of the program, you may find employment as:

    • Primary Care Paramedic
    • Patient Transfer
    • Private Events
  • Do you want to make a major impact on healthcare? Could you see yourself maintaining the right testing environment that would allow for the development of new, potentially life-saving drugs? If so, you have the makings of a great Clinical Researcher.

    As a Clinical Researcher, you would organize the collection, delivery, and storage of data taken during clinical trials. A key part of this role is overseeing large clinical trials, which is similar to managing big projects. Therefore, you must have strong project management skills. Attention to detail and data analysis is crucial! The approval of the drug hinges on you delivering uncompromised data to regulatory authorities. You must also be able to educate doctors and patients about the trial and present your findings via research papers, presentations, and reports.

    The best way to see if Oxford College is the right fit for you is to come in and visit the school. You can tour our facilities, and meet with both students and instructors.

    Become Qualified in Clinical Research

    The Clinical Research postgraduate program at Oxford College prepares you for a range of exciting professional opportunities. You will develop the concepts, skills, and techniques necessary to succeed in the clinical research field.

    As a Clinical Researcher, you will conduct research, produce reports, and administer healthcare policies and programs. Clinical Research professionals contribute to research studies that have major impacts on healthcare. You will learn the latest developments in the clinical research field and gain a competitive advantage in this dynamic industry.

    During the Clinical Research postgraduate program, you’ll learn how to:

    • Assist in developing government health policy by reviewing relevant literature, conducting interviews, collecting and analyzing statistical data, and providing advice to senior managers and officials on issues such as health promotion, regulation, standards, and financing
    • Design and implement health projects or programs
    • Maintain, update, and manage health information databases
    • Compile and analyze statistical information provided by private and public healthcare institutions and organizations, and produce reports
    • Monitor and evaluate healthcare programs operated by government departments and agencies or private organizations
    • Assess compliance with health standards and identify remedial action if necessary
    • Conduct evaluations and assessments of health projects and programs
    • Provide consulting services to clients in private establishments or government departments or agencies
    • Respond to internal and external program and policy information requests
    • Present the views of an association or organization to politicians, government officials, the media, or the general public

    This program requires a minimum B.Sc. or Equivalent or a Diploma in Allied Health or Pharmaceuticals.

    Countless Career Opportunities

    Graduates are employed by government departments and agencies, consulting establishments, universities, research institutes, hospitals, community agencies, educational institutions, professional associations, non-governmental organizations, and international organizations.

    Upon completion of the program, you may find employment as:

    • Clinical Research Coordinator
    • Clinical Research Associate
    • Clinical Research Project Leader
    • Medical Information Associate
    • Clinical Data Management Associate
  • Pharmaceutical drugs need to work properly and predictably every time a patient takes them, so it makes sense that the industry is so highly regulated! That’s why pharmaceutical drug manufacturers need meticulous professionals like you to make sure that happens.

    As a Quality Assurance Technician or Quality Control Technologist, you would make sure that pharmaceutical products are made correctly by following quality-assurance processes, testing products, and recording and analyzing results data during product development and manufacturing. Using a variety of techniques to ensure that the drugs meet strict safety guidelines and regulations would also be a part of your role.

    The best way to see if Oxford College is the right fit for you is to come in and visit the school. You can tour our facilities, and meet with both students and instructors.

    Become Qualified in Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance & Quality Control Technologist Work

    The pharmaceutical industry is growing and evolving constantly. With your QAQC diploma gained exclusively through Oxford College, you’ll be at the forefront of this leading-edge environment. You’ll gain the specialized knowledge and practical skills necessary to work in the fields of pharmaceutical analysis, quality assurance, and regulatory affairs.

    During the Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance and Quality Control Technologist (QAQC) program, you’ll learn how to:

    • Set up and conduct chemical experiments, tests, and analyses using techniques such as chromatography, spectroscopy, and physical and chemical separation techniques
    • Operate and maintain laboratory equipment and apparatus and prepare solutions of gas or liquid, reagents, and sample formulations
    • Compile records and interpret experimental or analytical results
    • Develop and conduct programs of sampling and analysis to maintain quality standards of raw materials, chemical intermediates, and products
    • Assist in the development of chemical engineering processes, studies of chemical engineering procurement, construction, inspection and maintenance, and the development of standards, procedures, and health and safety measures
    • Operate experimental chemical or petrochemical pilot plants
    • Conduct or assist in air and water quality testing and assessments, environmental monitoring, protection activities, and the development of and compliance with standards
    • Assist in the synthesis of small molecules for the purpose of creating drug candidates
    • Assist in the design and fabrication of experimental apparatus

    This program requires a minimum B.Sc. or Equivalent or a Diploma in Allied Health or Pharmaceuticals.

    Countless Career Opportunities

    Graduates are employed in the chemical, petrochemical, and pharmaceutical sectors. They are also employed by government departments including health, education, and utilities.

    Upon completion of the program, you may find employment as:

    • Quality Assurance Associate
    • Quality Assurance Technician
    • Quality Assurance Manager
    • Quality and Compliance Specialist
    • and more!

Human & Social Services, CSW Programs

  • Some people need a little extra help in life, and it takes a special kind of caring person to provide that support. If you have a compassionate personality, and the ability to connect with people and assist them through trying times, then you could thrive as a Community and Developmental Service Worker.

    A Community and Developmental Service Worker is trained to help those who struggle with social challenges, be it mental and physical disabilities, or those with mental health and addictions issues. In addition to helping people through critical situations, you would also work with your clients to get them back on track with goal-setting and attainment strategies, so that they can become healthy and functional members of society.

    The best way to see if Oxford College is the right fit for you is to come in and visit the school. You can tour our facilities, and meet with both students and instructors.

    Become Qualified in Community and Developmental Service Work

    Oxford College’s Community and Developmental Service Worker program gives you the academic knowledge and practical skills needed for a professional career in community support settings. As a Community and Developmental Service Worker, you will administer and implement a variety of social assistance programs and community services. You’ll also assist clients to deal with personal and social problems.

    During the Community and Developmental Service Worker program, you’ll learn how to:

    • Interview clients to obtain case history and background information
    • Assess clients’ relevant skill strengths and deficits
    • Assist clients to sort out options and develop plans of action while providing necessary support and assistance
    • Assist clients in locating and utilizing community resources including legal, medical, and financial assistance, housing, employment, transportation, assistance with moves, daycare, and other referral services
    • Counsel clients living in group homes and half-way houses, supervise their activities and assist in pre-release and release planning
    • Assess and investigate eligibility for social benefits
    • Advise and aid recipients of social assistance and pensions
    • Provide crisis intervention and emergency shelter services
    • Implement life skills workshops, substance abuse treatment programs, behaviour management programs, youth services programs, and other community and social service programs under the supervision of social services or healthcare professionals

    Countless Career Opportunities

    Graduates are employed by social service and government agencies, mental health agencies, group homes, school boards, correctional facilities, and other establishments.

    Upon completion of the program, you may find employment as:

    • Special Needs Worker
    • Family Support Worker
    • Life Skills Instructor
    • Community Development Worker
    • Group Home Worker
    • Mental Health Worker
    • and more!
  • Community Service Work is a calling – you have to be passionate about the human service sector. People skills, organization, and communication skills are essential. If this sounds like you, this high demand career could prove to be both rewarding and personally fulfilling for you.

    As a Community Service Worker, you can work on the frontline, helping clients manage their social and personal problems and running community services. Or, you can work ‘behind the scenes’ setting up and managing social assistance programs. Whatever your role is, the overarching goal is to build capacity, empower vulnerable communities, and help others work towards health and wellness.

    The best way to see if Oxford College is the right fit for you is to come in and visit the school. You can tour our facilities, and meet with both students and instructors.

    Become Qualified in Community Service Work

    Oxford College’s Community Service Worker program gives you the knowledge, practical skills, and confidence needed to create, implement, and oversee a variety of social and community-based programs. Our program combines classroom learning and practical training to prepare you to better serve the community.

    During the Community Service Worker program, you’ll learn how to:

    • Become helping professionals in human services
    • Utilize community resources
    • Understand issues of diversity
    • Work with high-risk populations
    • Work with addiction and mental health issues
    • Manage dynamics within families
    • Build communication techniques and processes
    • Develop non-violent crisis intervention skills
    • Perform first aid and CPR
    • Understand ethics and professionalism

    Countless Career Opportunities

    Graduates are employed by group homes, shelters, community mental health centres, alcohol and drug treatment facilities, social service agencies, and other community facilities.

    Upon completion of the program, graduates may find employment as:

    • Community Service Worker
    • Residential Counsellor
    • Rehabilitation Care Worker
    • Addictions Support Worker
    • Group Home Worker
    • Community Health Worker

Scarborough Campus

Set Yourself Up With The Best Odds of Getting a Rewarding Career With Oxford College

Founded in 2003, Oxford College offers professional diplomas in healthcare, social services, technology, and business. Forever dedicated to meeting the ever-changing needs of our students, we are proudly recognized for our exceptional quality of education and our strong knowledge of hiring trends set by the marketplace.

We offer an effective, well-rounded education and a vibrant learning community at our 6 campuses in Ontario. In addition to providing superior education, Oxford College focuses intently on career training – a crucial factor for you to succeed in high-demand industries.

How Oxford College Can Help You Get Ahead

Below are some highlights that can help you become career-ready:

  • Shorter programs – allow you to graduate with less debt than a traditional post-secondary school
  • 6 convenient locations – located all over the Greater Toronto Area
  • State-of-the-art facilities – the fully equipped laboratories, public-facing Dental and Massage Clinics, and real working ambulance are just some the facilities that you get to practice on
  • Lifelong career services – We’ll work with you to give you crucial employment tips and strategies
  • 22 professional diploma programs – pick a program that you’re passionate about and you’ll be more likely to excel at it
  • Industry-experienced instructors – these well-seasoned professionals actually care about your success
  • Monthly start dates –  programs begin monthly, not just once or twice a year, so you can get started on your career path right away

Here’s a common myth: “You need a 4-year bachelor’s degree to be employable.” That just isn’t so! You don’t have to spend years in school to attain an enjoyable and fulfilling career that still pays the bills. If it’s a profession you’re after, you will benefit from more focused, career-specific training that is tailored to the sector and position that you want, rather than a general degree.

Gain specific skills and develop abilities that you’ll need on the job, in a hands-on and experiential learning environment at Oxford College. You’ll still get the knowledge and theory, but it will be in coupled with the practical education that you need to ‘hit the ground running’ when you graduate.

What’s more, taking tailored career training means you can complete your program in 9 months – 2.5 years (depending on which diploma you take) opposed to 4 – 5 years. That’s years of tuition money saved, and more on-the-job work experience gained while you grow into a capable professional.

If you’re more of a doer, a person who is thirsty to get out of the classroom and into a real-world working environment, then Oxford is the place to get you there. With industry-experienced instructors, lifelong career service assistance, and state-of-the-art equipment to train on, you’ll be more than capable of building a career that you can be proud of.


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