CDI College, Calgary City Centre campus:
At CDI College Calgary City Centre's School of Business and School of Healthcare, we offer career-focused training that allows you to graduate faster. CDI graduates enter the world of business and healthcare as highly trained professionals equipped with the essential skills that top employers demand. Calgary, the largest city in Alberta with a population of over 1 million inhabitants, is located in the Parkland region in the south of the province, approximately 80km east of the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies. CDI College offers campus locations throughout Canada, in Alberta, BC, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.
Diploma & Certificate Programs include:
Business Accounting Technician Program:
Business Accounting Technicians support all of the administrative functions for the Accounting Department, which include assisting in the production and distribution of weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual, and ad hoc reports.
In this program, you will develop the clerical skills as well as knowledge of both manual and computerized accounting through a series of lectures and hands-on learning. Courses include Business Communications, Manual Accounting and Computerized Accounting.
Accounting and Payroll Administration Program:
The objective of this program is to give you hands-on training in the key areas of accounting and payroll. In addition to these core skills, you will learn how to use computerized accounting programs such as Simply Accounting and ACCPAC, and will acquire all the necessary skills to keep a set of books, both manually and on a computerized system.
CDI understands that certifications set you apart in the job market. When you graduate, you will meet the requirements to receive the Payroll Compliance Practitioner certification from the Certified Payroll Management Program (CPMP). This certification is nationally recognized as the standard of excellence for payroll training so you can be confident that your CDI diploma is recognized and respected in the business world.
Oil and Gas Administration Program:
This program facilitates the development of clerical skills including keyboarding, computer skills, office organization, interpersonal skills, oral and written communication, and industry-related terminology and practices. Petroleum companies require their administrative assistant to have excellent office management skills, as well as industry-specific knowledge.
The program will help you to develop effective office administration skills as well as to understand the terminology and practices used in the oil and gas industry. Graduates find employment in both large firms that require specialized skills, and smaller companies that require knowledge of all petroleum-related office areas.
Medical Office Administration Program:
Students with a combined interest in medical sciences and business will find career opportunities through CDI College’s Medical Office Assistant diploma program. The program begins with classes in information processing, keyboarding and Microsoft Word and Excel programs. Technical skills in medical terminology, human anatomy, and medical machine transcription are taught in later phases of the program.
A mandatory practicum must be completed in order to graduate. The practicum allows you to apply your education in real-life situations.
Students receive strong support from CDI College’s career and employment services, with job search and interview preparation, employer expectations and resume prep offered in the program’s Career and Employment Strategies course to help assist students with finding the right job upon graduation, in a variety of work environments that include private medical practices, clinics and hospitals.
Hospitality Business Management Diploma Program:
The CDI College program introduces students to hospitality career options in the hotel industry, and restaurant, food and beverage services fields. It includes a practicum placement, allowing you to gain very important on-the-job experience before graduation. Graduates may find work locally or throughout Canada in restaurants and hotels as managers, supervisors and other hospitality management positions, as well as seek similar opportunities abroad.
Travel and Tourism Diploma Program:
Begin your pathway to an exciting career in the travel and tourism industry, the largest employment sector in the world, with many travel-related rewards to boot. The CDI College program combines key technical computer training with sales skills and marketing techniques. Learn how to operate Apollo and SABRE, the two main computer reservation systems used by Canadian travel agencies. Learn about world geography and destinations, travel agency operations, ticketing, tariffs and cruise ships.
Graduates of the CDI College program work in all sectors of the travel industry, taking employment as travel agents, tour operators, airline attendants and cruise ship facilitators.
Early Childhood Education: Basic Program:
The Level II Early Childhood Education program prepares you to work with children up to 12 years of age by providing you a practical approach to child care learning. The Basic Early Childhood Education program meets the instructional and practicum hours as set down by Alberta Family and Social Services, Daycare Staff Qualifications Branch.
The program combines lectures, hands-on practical experience, discussions, video presentations and guest speakers. You will learn how to design drama, music and science programs for children. Develop valuable team building skills and knowledge of family systems. When you graduate, you will meet the requirements to obtain your Level III certification in Early Childhood Education.
Paralegal Diploma Program:
Start an exciting and challenging career as a respected member of a legal administration team; The CDI College Paralegal Diploma Program introduces students to the fundamentals of family, general, corporate and criminal law. Gain an understanding of the Canadian legal system, legal procedures and practices, as well as hands-on experience through a practicum placement. Graduates of this program may find positions in law practices, government offices, trust companies, financial institutions, and real estate agencies.
Cyber Security Specialist Diploma Program:
The increased reliance on technology, smart devices, the internet, connected computer systems has made cybersecurity a critical concern for individuals and organizations alike. Keeping systems, devices, data and information secure and protected from threats, risks and vulnerabilities is a rapidly growing and increasingly critical area of activity for all organizations.
This has led to a sharp increase in demand for individuals who posses the technical skills to assess, plan and implement a cybersecurity defense strategy. The 74-week Cybersecurity Specialist program at CDI College in Alberta can give you the training you need to pursue an exciting career in helping to secure networked computer systems and their users.
The subjects and courses cover everything you need to know about cybersecurity techniques, managing networks and computers, digital forensics, and more. You will also get prepared to write exams for valuable industry certifications, including: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA); Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) A+, Net+, Security+, CySA+, PenTest+; and Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE). On graduation, you will be ready to use your key cyber security skills working for a broad range of industries and organizations in Canada or globally.
Further Diploma Programs (Contact us for program descriptions)
- Business and Digital Marketing Management
- Computer Business Applications Specialist - Accounting
- Legal Administration
- Pharmacy Assistant
- Child and Youth Services Worker
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