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CG Spectrum Online Film & Game School:
Based in Vancouver, CG Spectrum is an industry-leading online school for Animation, VFX, Modeling and Concept Art. With a faculty featuring industry heavyweights working in feature film and AAA games, we strive to give you the most personal training available. We provide a range of online Diploma courses and short courses in subjects such as 3D Character Animation, 3D Modeling, Concept Design, Visual Effects, and more. At CG Spectrum we bring studio quality training to you by collaborating with industry leading artists to develop industry driven curricula. If you are serious about a career in film and games, don’t settle for an online school that is just concerned with producing the most number of graduates each semester. Invest in your future and join CG Spectrum where you can focus your skills and hone your craft by getting the attention you deserve.

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Animation / Visual Effects Online Diploma Courses: 

Houdini FX Diploma
(240 Instructional Hours)
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MFX100-Introduction to Visual Effects using Maya

Introduction to Visual Effects using Houdini will cover 3D theory and pipeline process as well as simulation theory and techniques introduced in the context of Houdini particles. Students will also learn procedural techniques taught in the context of modeling and animation and the intermediate level functions of Houdini.

MFX200-Intermediate Maya FX
Houdini Simulation Techniques will expand upon simulation techniques learned in “Introduction to Visual Effects using Houdini” by including Houdini dynamics and introducing rigid body, wire and volumetric simulations. This course will also cover workflow flexibility, speed and detail.

MFX300-Advanced Maya FX
Refining Images and Photorealism using Houdini will help students make their VFX shots look photo realistic by teaching them how to massage simulation data, refine shaders and tweak composites to produce more effective results.

PFL DEV-Portfolio and Career Planning
Portfolio Development will cover:

- The creation of new portfolio pieces or polishing existing portfolio pieces with the guidance of a mentor
- Presentation & interview skills along with networking skills
- Employer expectations
- Resources available for artists seeking employment.

Maya FX Diploma (240 Instructional Hours)
Image of Online Animation & Visual Effects Courses in CanadaMFX100-Introduction to Visual Effects using Maya
Introduction to Visual Effects using Maya will cover basic visual effects principles that will help establish a solid foundation of knowledge for students to build upon. Students will also be introduced to the related topics of Lighting, Rendering and Compositing utilizing the software Autodesk’s Maya and The Foundry’s Nuke.

MFX200-Intermediate Maya FX
Intermediate Maya FX will cover advanced visual effects principles that will continue to establish a solid foundation of knowledge for students to build upon. Students will also be introduced to the related topic of scripting in Maya.

MFX300-Advanced Maya FX
Advanced Maya FX will cover subtle details and advanced techniques used to produce visual effects. Students will also be introduced to related topics of Mel Scripting, Python Scripting, and Digital Molecular Matter. Students will also begin pre-production for their demo reel. The software Autodesk’s Maya, Mental Ray and The Foundry’s Nuke will be utilized.

PFL DEV-Portfolio and Career Planning
Portfolio Development course as above.

Animation Diploma (360 Instructional Hours)
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ANM 100-Introduction to Animation
The Introduction to Animation term will cover the basic animation principles that will help establish a solid foundation for students to build upon while learning intermediate functions of Autodesk’s Maya software. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to reliably demonstrate animation basics from a bouncing ball to basic posing to basic body mechanics.

ANM 200-Physical Animation
The Physical Animation Course will introduce students to the principles of bipedal locomotion by having students animate various types of walks and runs. Walks and runs are very commonly used in the production environment. This course will ensure that students are well prepared for these common situations.

ANM 300-Advanced Physical Animation
The Advanced Physical Animation course will cover how to animate advanced character locomotion, inertia and physical actions based on applied forces and action. Students will finish the semester with an advanced physical animation shot that they have taken from the planning to polishing stages, which they may use as a portfolio piece.

ANM 400-Character Animation
The Character Animation Course will introduce the principles of acting for animation and how to breathe life into a 3D character. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to reliably demonstrate the ability to animate the basics of breathing life into a character through emotion and acting.

ANM 500-Advanced Character Animation
The Advanced Character Animation Course will introduce advanced acting techniques used in creating believable performances of your characters. Students will learn advanced acting techniques as they apply to 3D characters and, upon successful completion of this course, will be able to competently stage and animate an acting scene with two characters interacting.

PFL DEV-Portfolio and Career Planning
Portfolio Development course as above

3D Modeling Diploma
(300 Instructional Hours)

Picture of Online Animation & Visual Effects Courses in CanadaMOD100-Introduction to 3D Modeling
The Introduction to 3D Modeling term will cover workflow methods that will help establish a solid foundation of knowledge for students to build upon while learning intermediate functions of Autodesk’s Maya software and intermediate painting skills in Adobe Photoshop. Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to reliably demonstrate 3D modeling basics.

MOD200-Advanced 3D Modeling
During the Advanced 3D Modeling term we will cover the creation of realistic and appealing organic 3D models, including human characters and environments, as well as learning advanced 3D modeling workflow methods. We will also cover advanced painting and texturing skills in Adobe Photoshop.

MOD 300-Digital Sculpting
The Digital Sculpting in ZBrush term will cover how to bring 3D models to life by adding detail with intermediate production techniques of digital sculpting using ZBrush and beginner to intermediate level functions of ZBrush.

MOD400-Advanced Digital Sculpting
The Advanced Digital Sculpting term will cover advanced production workflow techniques of digital sculpting using ZBrush and Maya, as well as advanced level functions of ZBrush and Maya. Students will learn how to refine their skills, apply skillful techniques and add detail to their models.

PFL DEV–Portfolio and Career Planning
Portfolio Development course as above 

Concept Design Diploma
 (240 Instructional Hours)

Images of CG Spectrum Online Film & Game SchoolCDE100-Design Foundations
During the Design Foundation term students will learn workflow methods that will help establish a solid foundation of knowledge to build upon. Students will learn the important aspects of human and animal anatomy along with colour and lighting theory. By the end of the term, students will have learned intermediate painting skills in Adobe Photoshop.

CDE200-Character Design
The Character Design course will take an in depth look at the different stages of character design that are geared toward the entertainment production pipeline. The course will cover the generation of ideas through to final production design as well as proper design breakdown for production. Students will also learn how to approach various genres and styles, how to design heroes, villains and supportive characters.

CDE300-Creature Design
Creature Design will cover the conceptual creation of new creature designs through the study of real world animals, taking concepts from ideas to finished illustrations. Students will also explore effective design pipelines.

CDE400-Environment Design
Environment Design will cover the visual exploration and painting of final concept art for environments, advanced painting and finishing techniques as well as value and composition.

PFL DEV-Portfolio and Career Planning
Portfolio Development course as above 

Online Short Courses:

Visual Storytelling and Cinematography
Visual Storytelling and Cinematography is an introductory film course focused on film theory, previsualization and layout. Successful students will be able to composite visually powerful scenes and create a higher quality demo reel after learning composition, camera, lighting and colour theory, staging, scene flow and many other cinematography topics and techniques as they apply to great story telling.

Portfolio and Career Planning
Learn how to put together a complete a portfolio and what it takes to be a successful artist in the industry.

Introduction to Maya
Introduction to Maya will cover jargon and terminology, basic navigation and user interface, scene setup and manipulation as well as the creation of a render and playblast.

Lighting and Rendering
The Lighting and Rendering course will cover basic lighting principles that will help establish a solid foundation of knowledge for students to build upon. Students will also be introduced to related topics of shading, rendering and compositing utilizing the following software: Autodesk’s Maya, Mental Ray and the Foundry’s Nuke.

Compositing and Rotoscoping
The Compositing and Rotoscoping Course will cover basic compositing and rotoscoping principles that will help establish a solid foundation of knowledge for students to build upon. Students will also be introduced to the topics of matte creation, time and temporal manipulation and tracking utilizing the Foundry’s Nuke.


The Matchmoving course will cover the technology, techniques and puzzle solving involved in tracking real cameras and translating them into virtual 3D scenes to be used for accurately placing visual effects into live action images. Students will utilize the software Autodesk’s Matchmover.

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CITT Training
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Based in Toronto, Ontario, CITT is Canada's leading professional development organization in the supply chain and transportation logistics sector. We provide a range of online / distance learning courses in business and logistics fields including Transportation Systems, Logistics Processes, Transportation Law, and more. The CITT Program of Study challenges participants to develop research and analytical skills that will help them throughout their careers by enabling them to make sound business decisions based on their integrated logistics thinking.

Whether you're new to the logistics industry, or a more experienced logistician, you'll find the CITT Designation can help boost your career and enhance your professional credibility. Courses are not only theoretical, but also provide practical skills training, and offer a diversity of knowledge that is crucial to acquiring the skill-set necessary to meet and exceed the challenges of today's marketplace. The CITT Designation continues to be Canada's most respected and widely held professional designation in the supply chain and logistics field
Online Logistics Certificate Courses:
- Transportation Systems
- Logistics Processes
- Integrated Logistics
- Logistics Decision Modelling
- Transportation Economics
- Transportation Law

Online Business Knowledge Courses:
- Business Approach to Writing
- Business Law
- Business Management
- Business Strategy
- Financial Management
- Introductory Economics
- Marketing: An Introduction
- Organizational Behaviour
- Risk Assessment
Canadian Centre for Verbatim Studies
Courses / Programs
• Acquire the technical skills and knowledge needed to become an Authorized Court Transcriptionist or Digital Legal Monitor from the comfort of your own home or office with online classes from Ministry-approved Canadian Centre for Verbatim Studies.

• Based in Toronto, we provide a 14-week Court Transcription certification program and a 4 to 16-week Digital Legal Monitor / Court Reporter course for students living in Canada. 

• We offer our students the rare opportunity to achieve a qualification that allows you to work in the middle of the action of the legal profession without a law degree!

• The Court Transcription course is delivered online by two seasoned ACT professionals who have worked for several years in the education, transcription, and court reporting industries. 

• Participants can study from home up until the final exam which takes place in Toronto or Ottawa (depending on your preference). Once graduates start working independently, their work can be done remotely wherever they live within Canada.

• Upon successful completion, you will meet the transcript qualification standards set out by the Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario, and will be eligible to register and become an ACT.

• The Digital Legal Monitor course examines the role and responsibilities of digital legal monitors within the specific context of pre-trial proceedings.

• Digital Monitors are a type of court reporter that uses audio equipment to record in-court or pre-trial proceedings.
Online Court Transcription Certification Program:
- Duration: 14 weeks

Taught by professional transcriptionists who have worked in the transcription & court reporting industries.

The final exam takes place in-person in Toronto or Ottawa.

Online Digital Legal Monitor Program: 
- Duration: 4-16 weeks

A DLM is a court reporter who uses audio equipment to record in-court proceedings

While this course is designed to be taken in 4 weeks, students will have access to the course for 4 months

Students can write the final exam at any time during these 4 months.
Canadian College of Online Training
Courses / Programs
Canadian College of Online Training is a leading education provider of online and in-class programs. Based in Toronto, programs are taught online worldwide and to students in-class at St. Clair campus.

CCOT provides a range of online and in-class career training courses and certification programs in the fields of Criminal Justice, Project Management, English language, Mental Health, Online Instruction, and much more.

Our online courses are interactive and offer various simulations to reinforce the training delivered. The programs are available on your schedule, to allow you to train for a lucrative, satisfying, and exciting career without sacrificing what matters most – you and your family.

With no geographic restrictions and flexible lecture times, dedicated working professionals from all over the world have access to a level of higher education that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This college is very much involved in online education on an international level and also provides e-Learning services to other institutions and organizations.
Online Programs:

Course categories:
- English Language (TOEFL / IELTS)
- Learning Management System
- Online Instruction
- Criminal Justice
- Mental Health
- Project Management
- Human Services Program Design
- Career Development

In Class Programs (St. Clair Campus)
- English Language (TOEFL/IELTS)
- Project Management
- Mental Health
- Human Services Program Design
- Career Development
-Moodle Training Course
Online Candle Making Courses in Canada & worldwide via Skype
Courses / Programs
• Learn how to make high quality, unique candles from the comfort of your own home or work studio with The Candle Academy, a leading international candle design school owned by a UK candle designer based in Jamaica.

Home Study / Online Candle Making Classes in Canada, the U.S. or around the world include the choice of Live Seminars via Skype with Gary Simmons - one of the top candle designers in the world from the UK, or lessons via HD Video & PDF information files.

• These distance learning candle making courses for complete Beginners to Advanced artists will start you on the path to an exciting new career in candle design or a very rewarding hobby!

• These intensive candle making training courses are Hands-on and Very Visual, and follow the same techniques as our onsite programs, making it an ideal solution for people that live too far to be able to attend in Jamaica in person.

• Perhaps you would prefer to learn in person through an incredible educational program and vacation in beautiful Jamaica in the Caribbean!

• Business start-up and Hobby courses offered year-round, both onsite or online. Welcome to this very special profession!

Candle Academy Student Reviews:

“I searched the planet to find work like this.”
Leah, Canada

"You have proven to us that you are only limited by your imagination."
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"Very detailed and intensive. I was looking for the wow factor and that's exactly what I got."
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Online Candle Making Courses

Candle Making Seminars via Skype:

HD Video Course Options:

Clear, Concise, Interactive Teaching:
These comprehensive candle making courses aim to equip you with the creative, technical, and commercial skills you need to make a livelihood from this special profession.

Training is Hands-on and Very Visual.
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International Career Institute
Courses / Programs
• The International Career Institute (ICI) provides a comprehensive range of online / distance education courses to students in Canada and around the world.

• We deliver over 100 exciting career and lifestyle focused courses to a broad variety of people and businesses around the world.

• Our distance education courses are offered at Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma level in career fields that include Business, Professional Services, Design, Health, and more.

• The International Career Institute (ICI) is an Australian-based worldwide leader in distance education with some of the most diverse course offerings available to students.

• It is part of a network of affiliated colleges established in 1978 which together educate tens of thousands of students yearly worldwide.

• ICI is a proven educational method, committed to student service, and reasonable tuition prices which results in an outstanding learning experience. Graduates have obtained employment and established successful businesses across a wide range of industries.

• ICI is accredited and recognised by the International Association of Private Career Colleges, and by the International Accreditation and Recognition Council.

Student Review:
"The diploma, knowledge, and skills that I have acquired through ICI played a significant role in my achieving my position. Thank you ICI! You have given me the opportunity of making my dreams a reality."
- Antonia
Certificate, Diploma & Degree courses include:

• Business Management
• Retail Management
• Project Management
• Human Resources

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• Paralegal Secretarial
• Executive Secretarial
• Real Estate   

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• Journalism
• Wedding Planner
• Event Management
• PR

• Fashion Design
• Interior Design & Decoration
• Photography
• Jewellery Design   
• Floristry..

• Counselling & Psychology
• Nursing Assistant
• Dental Assistant
• Pharmacy Assistant

English Language:
• TESOL Teacher Training
Mathaid, Montreal
Courses / Programs
MathAid at Canada College offers all levels of tutoring in Mathematics.

Since its emergence, Canada College has been very active in the domain of language teaching as well as skill developing. At our Language Department, we offer any language a client needs to learn. We have a long history of Language teaching in Canada and had trained students from all over the world.
Mathematics Tuition. We teach in both English and French.