Career college courses in Abbotsford, BC

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Vancouver Career College, Abbotsford campus:
Vancouver Career College, BC is a fully accredited, first-class training facility dedicated to the needs of individuals intent on starting a new career or enhancing their current skills. There are six locations in BC province - Abbotsford, Vancouver, Surrey, Burnaby, Coquitlam and Kelowna. Our career-training programs at our Abbotsford campus will help you to develop the skills you need in the fields of health care and ESL teaching.

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Career Certificate & Diploma Programs:

Practical Nurse Diploma Program:
Image of Career college courses in Abbotsford, BCOur Practical Nursing program trains students to work in concert with fellow healthcare specialists in a variety of positions in medical, surgical and rehabilitation care settings such as acute care wards, private homes, public schools and long-term care facilities. The program introduces you to the fundamental duties and responsibilities of the Practical Nurse profession.

Students are trained in both holistic and clinical practices, and our curriculum follows standards set out by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia.

The course combines classroom learning and lab work, as well as four practica (During this supervised hands-on training, students gain experience in healthcare facilities dealing with acute care, gerontology and community medical care. Students participate in a preceptorship and job search training at the end of the supervised learning, to help transition them from student to graduate.

Social Services Worker Foundations Program:
If you’re looking for a career that makes a difference, the CDI College diploma program can help you get there. Our program provides students with the background you need to begin a rewarding career in the social services field. Graduates are qualified to work with youth, people struggling with addiction, people with mental health concerns, families, members of the aboriginal community, and others in need of help.

Social Services Worker Recovery Specialist Program:

Make a difference in life and in your community. Gain the background you need to enter the rewarding social services field, and to help people in addictions recovery. Graduates have found employment in a number of areas including correctional facilities, drug and alcohol treatment facilities, group homes, aboriginal agencies, and other similar community service centers.

Social Services Worker Youth Specialist Program:

The Social Services Worker Youth Specialist diploma program provides you with the background you will need in fields that include domestic abuse, helping youth through issues of violence, addiction and much more. Graduates can find employment in centers including drug and correctional facilities, alcohol treatment facilities, group homes, aboriginal agencies, and other community service outlets.

Health Care Assistant Program:

An intensive program designed to prepare graduates for such positions as Health Care Assistant, 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:
The 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.

Pharmacy Assistant Program:
Photo of Career college courses in Abbotsford, BCPharmacy Assistant is becoming an increasingly essential position in the health care industry as a result of pharmacists taking a more active role in drug therapy and the counseling of their patients. According to a Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy study: “86 per cent of all graduates of Pharmacy Assistant Technician programs found work in their field."

The 31-week program at Vancouver Career College gives students training in pharmacology, dispensing techniques, medical terminology, pharmacy math and prescription transcription.

You will also learn the administrative and clerical responsibilities of a Pharmacy Assistant Technician, such as billing, CPR and First Aid training and certification, in order to be able to work in both community and hospital pharmacies. Toward the end of the program you will gain hands-on experience through a supervised work placement in a pharmacy setting. Following this placement, you will receive job search training and support so you can start your career.

Medical Laboratory Assistant Diploma Program:
Combine theory-based study and essential hands-on learning in our Medical Laboratory Assistant program to prepare you to find employment in a medical lab setting. The diploma program covers a wide range of subjects including medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, biology, chemistry, laboratory math, and clinical laboratory practices, and also provides a broad understanding of laboratory microbiology and hematology. Learn about safety procedures, legislation and ethical behavior related to the profession.

Students must complete a clinical placement in a laboratory setting outside of the campus, prior to graduation. Career opportunities for graduates exist in private diagnostic testing, quality control, veterinary labs, public health, hospitals, and physician's offices or clinics.

Business Administration Management Diploma Program:
Learn about the most important aspects of business management and administration required for a successful career. Learn business essentials such as bookkeeping, effective business writing, and project management. You will be taught via case studies to think analytically, and to apply your knowledge in making key decisions, and solving problems.

On graduation, you may find work in a wide variety of business settings including accounting, banking, the hospitality industry, sales 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.

Legal Administrative Assistant Diploma Program:
Legal Administrative Assistants (also known as Legal Secretaries) are the highest paid employees in the office administration area. This intensive 43-week diploma program trains you to become a high-status member of the legal office, responsible for the smooth running of it. No previous secretary experience is required; Students cover all aspects of the legal world.

Vancouver Career College instructors explain how a legal office is operated, and the specific administrative roles and duties required. Advanced keyboarding, computer skills (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook) and transcription are all part of the curriculum. In addition, you will receive an Internet and Core Computing Certification.

One of the most valuable skills of Legal Administrative Assistants to their employer in Canada is their familiarity with the Canadian legal system. Courses within the diploma program cover all forms of law: corporate and commercial, real estate and conveyance, criminal, family, wills and estates.

Students learn about the court structure and legal rights. Following a 5-week practicum, on completing the program, graduates receive a Legal Administrative Assistant Diploma. Graduates can also choose to further their education and training by entering our Paralegal Diploma Program.

Medical Office Assistant Diploma Program:
During this 32-week diploma program, students learn all aspects of running a modern medical office in the health care industry - from administrative skills to technical skills. Graduates of the Vancouver Career College program are highly trained to work in the following positions, for example: Medical Secretary, Medical Receptionist, Medical Billing Clerk, , Medical Office Assistant, Medical Transcriptionist, Admitting Clerk, or Emergency Room Admitting Clerk.

Learn the latest medical office best practices such as computer skills, bookkeeping, operating specialized billing software, organizing medical records, transcribing medical information, and preparing & administering basic medical tests. Study human anatomy and diseases, medical terminologies, clinical procedures, and pharmacology. Medical Office Assistants are fully trained to answer basic questions from patients about their condition & medication.

Develop interpersonal and customer relations skills, and learn how to focus on career development/ job search as part of the supporting courses. Gain essential real-world experience with a 5-week practicum which comes at the end of the program. Graduates receive a Medical Office Assistant Diploma, a Standard First Aid Certificate and a CPR “C” Certificate.

Further Medical Office Program:
- Medical Office Assistant – Advanced Practice: Please contact us for further details.

Veterinary Health Care Assistant Diploma Program:
The Veterinary Health Care Assistant program at Vancouver Career College provides the strong foundation of skills and knowledge that you need to provide a variety of clinical and administrative services in a wide range of animal care facilities. The work of a veterinary assistant spans the duties of veterinary office assistant and animal health technician.

On completion of the diploma course, you will be able to work effectively with the animal health technologist and/or the veterinary doctor, and you will acquire certifications in WHMIS 2015, Standard First Aid with CPR, and DOGSAFE Canine First Aid.

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.

Event Planner Diploma Program:
Learn about the tasks and processes related to successful event production and management. Event planners are responsible for the smooth execution and management of events of all types and sizes. From weddings to corporate conferences, the skills you will acquire in our Event Planner program will help you to plan, manage and execute a wide range of events.

CDI College program instructors are professional event planners who can share their successes and experiences to make sure you are as well prepared as possible for a career in event planning when you graduate!

Travel and Tourism Diploma Program:
Be a part of the dynamic travel and tourism industry by taking our diploma program. Learn about industry trends, destinations, and interesting world geography. Learn essential software skills such as Apollo and SABRE. Gain valuable customer service and personal effectiveness skills. Graduates are prepared to work for airlines, travel agents, tourist boards, hotels and more.

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.

Network Systems Administrator Diploma Program:
If you’re looking to enter the IT field, this program will help you to develop key technical skills in network installation, maintenance and management as well as implementation, and operating computer services. Develop a solid foundation in general IT skills, and become prepared to write several separate certification exams including Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS), and Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP).

Participate in a work placement program, giving you the essential hands-on experience you need to get into the workforce and to impress prospective employers.

Network Systems Engineer Diploma Program:
Be at the leading edge of the information technology industry.  Learn the skills you need to plan, implement, administer and secure computer networks and support the people who use them. Learn to perform essential business tasks, use fundamental system commands for operating systems, and apply a structured process to problem solving. Study Microsoft Network, Cisco Networking, and Network Security.

Develop a solid foundation in networking skills, and participate in a work placement program toward the end of the program, that will give you key hands-on experience for a successful career. Graduates can challenge several important certification exams, and compete for a range of positions, such as network administrator, network security specialist and technical support specialist.

Network and Database Administrator Diploma Program:
Learn to administer and support database users on networked computer systems. Based on industry certification requirements determined by Microsoft, CompTIA and Cisco, this program will develop your technical skills in network installation, maintenance and management, as well as implementation, and operating computer services.

Develop a solid foundation in programming skills, and participate in a work placement program toward the end in order to gain real-world experience.

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