College courses in Burnaby, Greater Vancouver

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Vancouver Career College, Burnaby campus:
Vancouver Career College is a fully accredited, first-class training facility dedicated to the needs of individuals serious about their future careers. We have campuses in six locations across BC, in Burnaby, Vancouver, Abbotsford, Surrey, Kelowna and Coquitlam. We provide intensive, instructor led programs in the areas of business, technology, health care and construction trades. At our Burnaby campus, our class sizes are small, and our instructors are able to provide you with the one-on-one attention you deserve. Burnaby is a maturing urban area in the centre of the Metro Vancouver area, with a population of over 215,000 inhabitants. It is the 3rd largest city in British Columbia by population after Vancouver and Surrey, and is located immediately east of Vancouver.

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Career Certificate & Diploma Programs:
Most diploma programs include an internship/practicum placement component.

Accounting and Payroll Administrator Program:
The Accounting and Payroll Administrator diploma program combines office administration and computer training with a practical foundation in payroll, accounting methods and specialized accounting software such as QuickBooks and Simply Accounting.

A five-week practicum will give you an opportunity to put your skills to use in the field. As a graduate of this program, you'll also receive Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification through the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA).

Payroll and Income Tax Practitioner Certificate Program:

This training program is ideal for students who already have a working knowledge of computer systems and experience in office environments. Develop your accounting skills, and learn how to use modern accounting software applications, such as Simply Accounting. Learn about the payroll practice, the annual payroll cycle, and income tax return preparation. Graduates are able to apply to a range of positions in a wide variety of areas in the job market.

Office Administration Program:
A successful office administrator mustPhoto of College courses in Burnaby, Greater Vancouver be a jack-of-all-trades. Multi-tasking is a job requirement and strong organizational skills are a necessity. Businesses rely on one or two key people to carry out the numerous duties once performed by many clerical staff.

Our Office Administration program will teach you the general administrative, management and operational skills needed to work in a professional office. You will master the MS Office Suite and Simply Accounting, and strengthen your business communication skills.

With increasingly powerful desktop computers and office software, businesses are relying on a few key people to perform the multitude of administrative duties that previously required many clerical staff. Career opportunities exist in most business offices. As a graduate of this program, you'll be able to work as a Corporate Receptionist, Office Administrator, Personal Assistant, Office Manager or Executive Assistant.

Business Administration Management Program:
The fast-paced business world requires up-to-date computer, customer service and marketing skills. Our Business Administration Management diploma program can prepare you to meet these challenges head-on. You will learn standard office procedures, management techniques and industry-standard software such as the MS Office Suite and Simply Accounting. Business strategies and sales and marketing techniques are covered as well. Career opportunities include positions in office administration, accounting, inventory control and marketing.

Supply Chain Management Diploma Program:
The growing supply chain industry sector is one of the largest providers of employment in Canada, and is expected to continue to grow steadily into the future,  with tens of thousands of new positions being added each year. Supply chain management focuses on the logistics of the flow of goods and services from suppliers to consumers. It includes areas such as procurement, storage, transportation and distribution, and requires knowledge in supply and demand estimation and forecasting, negotiation, operations planning, financial planning, technical requirements and IT.

The aim of this supply chain diploma program is to provide you with a combination of general computer and business skills as well as provide a practical foundation in purchasing and procurement, operations and project management, inventory management, logistics, transportation and distribution. These skills prepare you to enter the employment market on graduation, with the necessary knowledge and hands on experience to succeed in the ever-evolving supply chain industry.

Paralegal Diploma Program:
Paralegals are key players in law offices and legal firms. Lawyers rely on them to perform the crucial duties that keep cases on track and ensure things don’t come to a costly grinding halt. The Paralegal Assistant program provides a broad overview of the Canadian legal system, Legal Professional Act and Rules of the Law Society of BC. Students will learn about intellectual property, estates planning, and credit and collection procedures.

Other major topics include family law, real estate law, criminal law, commercial law, corporate law and insurance law. Students will also master legal office procedures and documentation as well as methods for legal research and interviewing. A five-week practicum allows students to gain practical experience in legal setting.

Career opportunities include positions in law offices, firms and legal departments of large corporations. Additional employment opportunities exist in government offices, real estate firms, trust companies and other financial institutions.

Health Care Assistant Program:

An intensive program designed to prepare graduates for such positions as Long-Term Care Aide (geriatric), Home Healthcare Worker, Residential Care Attendant or Nursing Aid. The excellent training provided by highly qualified instructors, and the experience acquired during the seven weeks of clinical training will equip students with the knowledge and confidence for a career in care giving.

Each student will complete three-weeks of clinical training in intermediate care and four-weeks of clinical training in an extended care facility to give them the hands-on experience that is so crucial to getting a job.

Early Childhood Education Certificate Program:
Image of College courses in Burnaby, Greater VancouverThe Vancouver Career College early childhood education program (43-weeks) combines theory and practical knowledge to prepare you for this highly rewarding career. The core curriculum focuses on child growth and development, relationship building, behaviour management, guidance skills, health, safety and program planning.

Students also learn how to use art, drama, music and movement to enable learning. Students can also apply for an Assistant Licence to become an Assistant through the Early Childhood Education Registry after completing the required courses.

Hands-on training is also an important part of the program, with a number of observation modules designed so that students work with trained educators and Vancouver Career College faculty.There is great demand in most communities for enthusiastic and well-trained childcare graduates to fill a variety of dynamic positions in Early Childhood Education.

Graduates of this program are ready to embark on childcare careers in both the non-profit and profit sectors, including in preschools, nursery schools, day cares services, and family service centres.

Early Childhood Education - Infant/Toddler & Special Needs Programs: 
This is an extension of our basic Early Childhood Education program. You must be a certified Early Childhood Educator or in the process of completing the required 500 hours of work experience, in order to enroll. Courses in this program allow you to specialize in two very important areas of childcare, and increase your opportunities for career and educational advancement as an ECE graduate.

Courses are offered on a full-time basis, five days per week. Classes are half days in order for you to complete the course and be employed as ECE practitioners.

You may specialize in one of two areas: Infant/ Toddler Specialization (working with children under three years old) and Special Needs Specialization (working with children who require extra educational support). Individual areas of specialization require the completion of seven courses and one practicum (period of work placement experience). Total specialization requires completion of all nine courses and two practicum placements.

These advanced courses will quickly lead you to a License to Practice as a Special Needs Educator or a License to Practice as an Infant/ Toddler Educator.

Practical Nursing Diploma Program:

Photos of Vancouver Career College, Burnaby campusThis 75-week program provides an introduction to the fundamental duties and responsibilities of a Practical Nurse. It aims to train students to work alongside fellow healthcare specialists in settings like acute care wards, long-term care facilities, public schools, and private homes. 

The curriculum follows standards laid out by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia. Courses combine both classroom learning and lab work, as well as four practica. Students are trained in both holistic and clinical practices and will gain experience in facilities that deal with gerantology, acute care, and community medical care.

To help to transition them from student to graduate, students participate in a preceptorship and job search training at the end of the supervised learning.

Practical Nursing Access Diploma Program:
Upgrade your education: This shorter program is for those who already have a Health Care Assistant diploma from an accredited post-secondary institution in BC. It allows you to expand on your current healthcare skills, and progress upward to a more dynamic role as a practical nurse in the healthcare sector. 

TESL - Teaching English Second Language Program:
TESL (or TEFL or TESOL), means Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language, and a TESL certificate is the major qualification required to teach English abroad. Students learn how to create learner-centred lessons, manage classes and evaluate learners. With a supervised TESL / TESOL practicum component, graduates gain real classroom experience.

Graduates may choose to apply for teaching jobs in Canada and internationally. Though not an admissions requirement, it is recommended that students have completed or nearing completion of a bachelor’s degree.

Construction Electrician Foundation Program:
This diploma program will prepare you for an entry level position as an apprentice electrician with contracting companies involved in residential and commercial electrical operations. You will work and learn in classroom, laboratory and shop settings where experienced instructors demonstrate safe and efficient installation and maintenance techniques. You will study safety issues and electrical theory.

Various residential electrical mechanisms will be covered, including power, lighting, alarm, data and communication systems, and you will also learn to read electrical blueprints and apply the electrical code. Safety is also a major component of this program and students examine Workers’ Compensation Board and Safe Work Practices.

A practicum placement allows you to test your skills in a real job setting - graduates are qualified to enter the electrical field in an entry-level position.

Construction Electrician Level 1 Program:
In the Construction Electrician Level 1 program, students learn the first level of electrical theory and build the necessary skill and knowledge required to advance in their electrical apprenticeships. Students learn key topics such as construction and circuit drawings, electrical circuit concepts, and safety and rigging techniques, as well as learn about solid-state components using a variety of power, examine and design the internal circuitry of galvanometers, voltmeters, ammeters, watt meters and ohmmeters, and build the necessary computer skills in order to maintain employment as an electrical apprentice.

Graphic Design Diploma Program:
This program teaches students to master a wide range of digital imaging software, encompassing industry standard software, including Illustrator, Photoshop, Fireworks and more. Students also learn about essential web design software, XHTML, CSS, Premier Pro and After Effects. The program prepares you to become a digital media software specialist rather than a graphic designer, and upon graduation, you will be ready to compete for a wide range of design software specialist positions.

Registered Massage Therapy Diploma Program:
Get the fundamental skills and knowledge to become a massage therapist in the Registered Massage Therapy program at Vancouver Career College. The 96-week diploma program prepares students to provide massage therapy services and treatments for medical conditions, injuries and overall wellness. You will study a range of subjects, including anatomy, physiology, joints, and the nervous system. 

You will also learn various techniques, theories and methods of massage as well as assessment protocol, principles of treatment and therapeutic exercises. In addition, students will examine the scope of RMT practice in BC and the business of being a professional practitioner.

Throughout the program, students will have the opportunity to use their skills and knowledge in the supervised Student Clinic, building upon new competencies and interacting with clients. Graduates of this program will have acquired the specific competencies outlined in in the College of Massage Therapists of BC (CMTBC) Occupational Competency Profile. They will also have met the educational requirements to apply for, and write the CMTBC registration exams.

Food and Nutrition Management Diploma Program: 

The Food and Nutrition Management at Vancouver Career College program offers a solid foundation in client relations, communications, nutrition science, food services management, and clinical approaches to nutrition. This specific knowledge is then applied in practical settings where you become familiar with food service operations and clinical settings.

Also learn the essential skills required to manage an operation and team, including human resources, quality and cost control, purchasing and procurement, marketing and promotions, and food and occupational safety.

Further Program:
- Medical Office Assistant – Advanced Practice

Note: Vancouver Career College only accepts inquiries here from persons living in Canada at present. For further information on our diploma programs, please contact us below.

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Vancouver Community College
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• We provide a 14-week online Court Transcription certification program as well as a 4 to 16-week Digital Legal Monitor / Court Reporter course for home-study students living in Canada. 

Court Transcription course:
• All classes are delivered by a professional transcriptionist who has worked for several years as an educator, a court reporter for the Ontario courts, and an ACT.

• We provide students with a comprehensive education in court transcript production, and ensure that they are fully equipped to produce accurate, reliable transcripts of legal proceedings.

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Digital Legal Monitor course:
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• While this Digital Legal Monitor course is designed to be taken in 4 weeks, students will have access to the course for 4 months.
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