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Happy National Medical Laboratory Week!

Apr 17, 2017

Happy National Medical Laboratory Week #LabWeek to all of our Med Lab students, graduates, instructors and placement sites. Your amazing work helps us diagnose any issues and/or lets us know we are well.

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BREAKING NEWS - SEAN GAFFNEY JOINING ACA!

Apr 7, 2017

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Exuding Enthusiasm for the MOA Diploma Program at ACA

Apr 3, 2017

What is one of the toughest and most boring subjects of Medical Office Assistant? Medical Terminology! However, not at ACA. Cindy Ramnathsingh teaches Medical Terminology through a series of games and flash cards. She works with a Jeopardy type of game revolving around medical terminology and pits two teams against each other to help them learn this difficult but necessary subject. Before billing and transcription, the students need to know the language so she makes Terminology fun – “megali” means large, “oh good, will you megali my marks”!

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DARLENE WANTS MORE MOA STUDENTS! JOIN US!

Mary Soye
Mar 15, 2017

Darlene Vail has been an instructor of Medical Office Assistant at the Ottawa Campus since October 2016. Darlene takes her job very seriously but finds that you need to show the fun side as well. Therefore when she showed up one day in a Tyrannosaurus Rex costume, her fun side had prevailed.

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Five Reasons to Become a Medical Office Assistant through Algonquin Careers Academy

Mar 15, 2017

1. Medical Field is Going to Explode!

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CONGRATULATIONS TO SUPREET KAREER, MISSISSAUGA GRADUATE AND EMPLOYEE - APTLY NAMED FOR HER WORK AT OUR CAREER COLLEGE

Mary Soye
Mar 2, 2017

Congratulations to our very own Supreet Kareer who we selected as our Grad of the Quarter for the Mississauga campus. Supreet graduated from our Paralegal program in 2012 and became a licensed paralegal the same year. Supreet went to work for the firm where she did her placement. In May 2012, when things were winding down at her work, she came to volunteer and then work for ACA part time. One part time responsibility led to another and she is now our full time Manager of Education and Paralegal Coordinator. Along with these duties Supreet also teaches many of the IT, business and legal courses.

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Business Management Diploma Students Prepared for Anything

Dalia Putros
Feb 27, 2017

Last week Supreet Kareer, our Mississauga campus Education Manager who is also an ACA Paralegal graduate,was teaching the the Business law course as part of the Business Management diploma program. On Friday, the students worked on their assignments ofBusiness Law Presentations. The presentations all went smoothly - the studentswere well prepared and dressed up very professionally. Hire our Business Management grads - they are prepared for anything!

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OTTAWA CAMPUS PARALEGAL DIPLOMA STUDENTS IN INTERVIEW MODE

Rima El-Zoor
Feb 24, 2017

Our Ottawa Paralegal class had their Career and Employment Strategies course this week and ended the week with a mock interview. All week they prepared their resumes and cover letters and practiced their interview answers. On Friday they had a very serious "mock" (oxymoron) interview and they came in full interview garb. That is a fine looking group of Paralegals with some excellent skills!

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CONGRATULATIONS TO SARAH VILLENEUVE (NEE ROEMMELE) - AN OTTAWA CAMPUS SUCCESS STORY

Mary Soye
Feb 23, 2017

OTTAWA GRADUATE OF THE QUARTER – WINTER 2017

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BUSY, SUCCESSFUL MONTH FOR OUR OTTAWA PSW STUDENTS!

Sarah Villeneuve
Feb 8, 2017

Our Ottawa Personal Support Worker A.M. Class had a very busy January! They completed five modules in that month and the entire class achieved a grade average of 80% or greater! Way to go ACA PSW’S!!!

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GOODBYE AND HELLO PHARMACY TECHNICIAN CLASSES!

Dalia Putros
Feb 7, 2017

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Morning Pharmacy Technician Class Waking up to Sterile Techniques

Jan 19, 2017

The morning Pharmacy Technician diploma class in Mississauga worked in the on-campus lab last Friday learning about hazardous sterile and compounding - negative pressure techniques. Our new instructor Julie Wulff took them through what they would have to know to do this in the real world. Who is that looking over Julie's shoulder? Someone helping her to ensure that the students do it right.

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Injections Workshop: Jabbing Oranges to Make Your Next Injection Smooth

Dalia Putros
Jan 19, 2017

ACA offers a variety of Continuing Education workshops including Injections: Subcutaneous, Intra Dermal, Intra Muscular. An injections workshop was held at the Mississauga campuson Saturday, January 14.It received some very positivecomments about both the workshop and the instructor,Suki Kaur RN, BScN, CDE.

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FINE DINING BY OUR EVENING PSW CLASS IN OTTAWA

Mary Soye
Jan 12, 2017

Can you imagine? These Personal Support Worker students work all day and then come to class from 6 to 10 Monday to Friday so that they can achieve their PSW certificate. And they are still smiling in these photos! During their program one of their modules focuses on nutrition and diet. The module is called: Household Management, Nutrition and Hydration. Here they have prepared healthy, nutritious meals for their instructor Chris - LUCKY GUY! As PSWs they may need to do this for their clients. How many meals did you get to eat Chris? And is that wine????? This seems a bit like a reality TV program. If you need any food testers for the next one...To find out more about our day or evening PSW programs in Ottawa or Mississauga: http://www.algonquinacademy.com/programs/healthcare/personalsupportworker​

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A WIN WIN for the Mississauga Campus and the Peel Youth Village

Dalia Putros
Dec 22, 2016

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PARALEGAL STUDENTS TAKING IT TO THE SUPREME COURT OF CANADA

Carrie-Lynn Barkley
Dec 8, 2016

Paralegal Class Trip - Supreme Court of Canada

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JOB SEARCH TIPS AND TECHNIQUES FOR OUR MISSISSAUGA PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKER CLASS

Roxanne Armstrong
Dec 2, 2016

At Algonquin Careers Academy, we have a week long Career and Employment Strategies course to supplement our individual one-on-one employment counselling for all of our students. The week takes our students through all of the phases of the job search:

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THERE ARE NO MOOT POINTS IN THE PARALEGAL MOOT COURT COMPETITION

Des Soye
Nov 20, 2016

The Event and the Team

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MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTANT STUDENTS VISIT HEALTHACHIEVE CONFERENCE 2016

Cindy Ramnathsingh
Nov 14, 2016

Our MOA class went on a class trip to the Health Achieve Conference to learn about the latest in health care technology and techniques. Our MOA students tried out the various gizmos and gadgets and learned about some of the state-of-the-art health care trends. We also had some fun along the way!

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ORGAN DONATION SAVES LIVES - LISA HUHN IS LIVING PROOF

Christine Gregory
Nov 7, 2016

Lisa Huhn visits ACA Mississauga each year to talk to our Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician and other medically-focused students about her story as an organ transplant recipient. Her story never fails to move and inspire our students. Lisa was diagnosed as a child with Type 1 Diabetes. She struggled to keep her blood sugar under control and was not always successful. Eventually it affected both her kidneys and her pancreas – Lisa ended up on kidney dialysis with her pancreas failing. She got the call that a deceased donor was a match for her and received a life saving transplant of both organs. Throughout her life long health issues, Lisa visited many doctor’s offices and laboratories – she interacted with many Med Lab Technicians and Medical Office Assistants. The takeaway from her story for our students is to treat all their patients with respect and courtesy because you never know what they are going through. Another message? Sign up for organ donation at http://beadonor.ca/.

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OTTAWA CAMPUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY TO PROMOTE EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE

Sarah Villeneuve
Oct 31, 2016

The rain and cold weather didn't affect the ACA Ottawa team's spirit as we worked together at our professional development day on October 21st. The team worked to identify and develop some quality standards that will help our team to provide the most excellent customer service in the Ottawa region!

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM THE MISSISSAUGA AND THE OTTAWA CAMPUSES

Spooky Halloween Characters
Oct 31, 2016

The staff at both campuses wish all of our students, graduates, and others a Happy Halloween!

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BUSINESS COLLEGE DIPLOMA STUDENTS COMING SOON TO A BUSINESS NEAR YOU! Our Accounting and Payroll / Business Management Students are Well on Their Ways to Becoming Useful Employees of any Organization

Shila Shah
Oct 24, 2016

Watch for the graduation of these fine Accounting and Payroll / Business Management students in a few months time so that your business can hire them on!

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LSUC IS CALLING ALL PARALEGAL STUDENTS, CANDIDATES AND PARALEGAL INSTRUCTORS

Law Society of Upper Canada
Oct 14, 2016

The Law Society will be holding a live webcast open to all paralegal students, candidates and paralegal college instructors onThursday, October 20th, 2016 from 2:30 to 4:00 pm. Please notify students in the Paralegal Program. The session will cover key components of the Licensing Process and will include a question and answer period. The session will be available on demand for those who are not able to participate in the live broadcast.

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CONGRATULATIONS SARAH AYANKOGBE, PSW GRAD

Mary Soye
Oct 3, 2016

Congratulations Sarah for being chosen as our Mississauga Grad of the Quarter - Summer 2016!

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JEFF BOGAERTS, PARALEGAL GRAD, ROCKS!

Mary Soye
Sep 26, 2016

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THIS IS NO MICKEY MOUSE QUALITY SERVICE TRAINING!

Des Soye
Sep 19, 2016

The Algonquin Careers Academy administrative team from boththe Ottawa and the Mississauga campuses are taking a training course – Disney’s Approach to Quality Service. ACA has always tried to ensure that prospective students, students and graduates receive excellent customer service. Disney’s training wants us to reach the next level. “When an organizational framework properly unites its people, place and processes by putting the customer at its core, exceptional service becomes possible across customer touch points.” (https://disneyinstitute.com/courses/quality-service/) Exceptional service is what we are aiming to move up to.

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HOW WE BEGIN TO CHANGE LIVES - IT ALL STARTS WITH A VISIT TO ALGONQUIN CAREERS ACADEMY!

Rebecca DaRosa
Aug 25, 2016

What do you want to be when you grow up?

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OTTAWA MAYOR JIM WATSON VISITS ACA OTTAWA

Sarah Villeneuve
Aug 19, 2016

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KICK THE HABIT WITH THE HELP OF A PHARMACY TECHNICIAN!

Irina Parsova
Aug 11, 2016

Our Mississauga Pharmacy Technician diploma students are shown here working on their class assignment “Smoking cessation and the role of a Pharmacy Technician”. For smoking cessation, better known as “Kick the Habit”, the students were asked to research:

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PHLEBOTOMY AT THE ACA MEDICAL LABORATORY

Christine Gregory
Jul 27, 2016

The Rio Brazil Olympic Drug-Testing Lab would not have had its accreditation suspended if our Christine had been running it and our graduates doing the work!

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URINALYSIS - WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR URINE SAMPLE?

Carrie Labonte-Keafer
Jul 22, 2016

Ever wonder what happens to that urine sample with which you provide your doctor? Our Medical LaboratoryTechnician/Assistant students and graduates can tell you.

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THREE KEY STEPS TO GETTING THE JOB YOU WANT

Kerry Kershaw
Jul 20, 2016

You've closed the book on your final exam and now you wait for the employers to start banging on your door...

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ACA’S PARALEGAL PROGRAM RE-ACCREDITED UNTIL 2020!

Jul 12, 2016

Congratulations and thank you to the ACA administration, the Paralegal faculty and the Paralegal students! We have received our accreditation by the Law Society of Upper Canada for our Paralegal diploma program. We are accredited until 2020at both our Ottawa and our Mississauga campuses. We were the first Career College in Ontario to be accredited in 2008 and we are the first to be re-accredited at this time.

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PHARMACY TECHNICIAN DIPLOMA PROGRAM - FULL ACCREDITATION BY CCAPP

Des Soye
Jul 7, 2016

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MISSISSAUGA GRAD OF THE QUARTER - CHRISTINE BISHOP

Mary Soye
Jun 27, 2016

Mississauga Graduate of the Quarter – Spring 2016

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OTTAWA GRAD OF THE QUARTER - NIKOLEINA CORONEL

Jun 23, 2016

Ottawa Graduate of the Quarter – Spring 2016

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DEBBY SOUSA MED LAB GRAD "WHY I LIKE MY JOB"

Jun 17, 2016

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The Canadian Pharmacy Technician Educators Association (CPTEA) Conference 2016

Jun 14, 2016

“The CanadianPharmacy Technician Educators Association (CPTEA)is thenationalorganization of Pharmacy Technician Educatorsestablished to lead, advance, support, ​and promote excellence in pharmacy technician education.” Mission Statement

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GRADUATION 2016 MISSISSAUGA AND OTTAWA

May 31, 2016

Congratulations to our amazing Mississauga and Ottawa graduates of 2016!

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GRADUATION 2016 THIS WEEK!

May 25, 2016

The graduation ceremonies for our most recent grads take place this week:

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT - EXCELLENT GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT RATES

Des Soye
May 23, 2016

We are very proud of the outstanding placement rates of our graduates. In an independent, externally conducted survey of graduates from Community Colleges and Private Career Colleges, an initiative of the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Algonquin Careers Academy had excellent results[1]. In Ottawa our graduate employment rate was 80% and our graduate employment rate in the field of study was 66.7%, six months after graduation. In Mississauga, our graduate employment rate was 100% and our graduate employment rate in the field of study was 66.7%, six months after graduation. Our rates were considerably higher than the average private career college and, on average between our two colleges, were better than the 83.4% [2] graduate employment rateof community colleges for the same period.

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MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTANT STUDENTS POLISHING UP ON THEIR DENTAL COURSE

Jagroop Randhawa
May 16, 2016

The Medical Office Assistant students in Algonquin Careers Academy Mississauga are currently taking the dental module as part of their 33 week MOA diploma program. Balbir Sohi was brought in as a guest speaker to address the class regarding this dental module. Balbir is a Registered Dental Hygienist who has a mobile dental hygiene business called Smiles on Wheels.She brings her clinic on wheels to people in hospitals and nursing homes and as well, she makes house calls. Balbir organizes health and dental awareness camps in the Region of Peel and is a host on the TV show “Health Talk with Balbir” as well as a radio show. Balbir came to Algonquin Careers Academy Mississauga campus and shared her experiences with our MOA students. It was a great experience and the students were quite overwhelmed by her motivational speech.The Medical Office Assistant students also had the opportunity to visither mobile dental hygiene clinic and check out the hygienist chair! To find out more about the Medical Office Assistant diploma program in Mississauga and Ottawa, click on:http:////www.algonquinacademy.com/programs/healthcare/medicalofficeassistant

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OTTAWA PHARMACY TECHNICIAN STUDENTS LEARNING ASEPTIC TECHNIQUES

May 10, 2016

Our Ottawa Pharmacy Technician students are working on Sterile Product Preparation using Aseptic technique. This is askill to prepareinjectables drugs used intravenously. The skill enables students to prepare products without any contamination -free from any microorganisms. Our students are well prepared to take on the role of Pharmacy Technician in the real world!

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FUN, FITNESS AND A FITNESS AND HEALTH PROMOTION DIPLOMA

May 3, 2016

The Fitness and Health Promotion diploma program class in Ottawa has been crazily involved in the fitness side of things with Yoga on a balance board at GoodLife Lansdowne stadium, Sargent Chris' (aka our instructor Chris Reabel) Boot Camp and at the GoodLife anniversary partySh’Bam class.

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QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE ABOUT GOING BACK TO COLLEGE

Rima El Zoor
May 2, 2016

I meet with several people on a daily basis and they all tend to have one thing in common when it comes to going back to school. Fear! Many of them don’t know if they are cut out for school. While they all have fear in common, their reasons all vary. I often get asked, “Am I too old to go back to school?” My answer will always remain that you’re never too old to go back to school. Another concern that people have is failing. My response to that is simple. If you show up to class every single day with the will to learn, you will succeed. Our small class sizes ensure that we can provide you with the extra help if you need it. You won’t be on your own in this adventure. There will be a class full of other students trying to achieve the very thing you’re aiming for.

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BECOMING A PHARMACY TECHNICIAN

Apr 11, 2016

To be eligible to license as aRegistered Pharmacy Technician, you mustgraduate from a course that has beenaccredited by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP).ThePharmacy Technician programs of Algonquin Careers Academy, Ottawa and Mississauga, have been awarded the status of Full Accreditationby the CCAPP.

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MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN - HEMATOLOGY LAB

Mar 30, 2016

The Medical Laboratory Technician class at the Mississauga campus was doing a Hematology lab, with real blood collected in a Lavender top tube containing an anticoagulant EDTA.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN FITNESS & HEALTH PROMOTION

Chris Reabel
Mar 24, 2016

The Fitness & Health Promotion industry is rapidly growing and clients are in need of professionals with specialized training who can help individuals, businesses and government organizations in creating better healthy lifestyle choices including physical activity and optimal nutrition.

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FOUR KEY RESPONSIBILITIES OF A PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKER

Michelle Godin
Mar 14, 2016

We are in a very exciting time for Personal Support Workers! With the changing curriculum more is being expected from the PSW. There are four main areas of responsibility:

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ACA CAREER SERVICES PROVIDES TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL NEW CAREER PATH

Roxanne Armstrong
Mar 7, 2016

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BECOME A MEDICAL / DENTAL OFFICE ASSISTANT IN 33 WEEKS

Holly Gillis
Feb 29, 2016

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YOUR PATHWAY TO A SUCCESSFUL CAREER AS A PHARMACY TECHNICIAN

Irina Parsova
Feb 23, 2016

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What is it like to be a Medical Laboratory Technician?

Carrie Labonte
Feb 18, 2016

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GRADUATION CEREMONIES COMING SOON!

Feb 16, 2016

Ottawa Grad - Thursday, May 26 at 7 pm Mississauga Grad - Friday, May 27 at 7 pm

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LIFE AS A MATURE PARALEGAL STUDENT

Rehan Khalil
Feb 9, 2016

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A day in the life of an ACA Business Management student

Debbie Scott
Feb 1, 2016

A day in the life of an ACA Business Management student

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FIVE REASONS TO BECOME A PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKER

Neatu Kharaud
Jan 26, 2016

FIVE REASONS TO BECOME A PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKER

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Why taking the Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician (MLA/T) course is a good idea

Christine Gregory
Jan 18, 2016

Why taking the Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician (MLA/T) course is a good idea

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Why you should take the Pharmacy Technician diploma program at Algonquin Careers Academy

Asfiya Rahman
Jan 15, 2016

Why you should take the Pharmacy Technician diploma program at Algonquin Careers Academy

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Ottawa Graduate of the Quarter - Winter 2016

Jan 8, 2016

Ottawa Graduate of the Quarter – Winter 2016

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Mississauga Graduate of the Quarter - Winter 2016

Jan 4, 2016

Mississauga Graduate of the Quarter – Winter 2016

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Accounting and Payroll and Business Management Careers you May Not have Considered

Jan 4, 2016

Accounting and Payroll and Business Management Careers you May Not have Considered

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ACA’s Paralegal Program is All Encompassing

Carrie-Lynn Barkley
Dec 13, 2015

ACA’s Paralegal Program is All Encompassing

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Medical Office Assistant dealing with Victims of Abuse

Jagroop Randhawa
Dec 7, 2015

Medical Office Assistant dealing with Victims of Abuse

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Job Search for our Adult Learners

Kerry Kershaw
Nov 30, 2015

Our students come to Algonquin Careers Academy with a diverse range of work and life experiences. Part of our job in the adult learning environment is to take on the challenge of relating these experiences to a new career goal. Development of a strong functional resume works to highlight relevant experience from various career paths and can help those students entering a new market to link their previous skills to the requirements of their new position. At Algonquin Careers Academy, our Employment Specialists work with our students to develop a resume that is relevant.

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Ottawa Graduate of the Quarter - Summer 2015

Sep 24, 2015

Ottawa Graduate of the Quarter – Summer 2015

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Mississauga Graduate of the Quarter - Summer 2015

Sep 21, 2015

Mississauga Graduate of the Quarter – Summer 2015

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Ottawa Graduate of the Quarter - Spring 2015

Jun 3, 2015

Paula Callaghan

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Mississauga Graduate of the Quarter - Spring 2015

Jun 3, 2015

RAVINDER ATHWAL

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Ottawa Graduate of the Quarter - Winter 2015

Feb 27, 2015

Debora Lavoie

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Mississauga Graduate of the Quarter - Winter 2015

Feb 25, 2015

Wendy O’Neill

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Angela's Place - Career Counselling Outreach

May 13, 2013

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Benefits of Attending our Open House

Apr 23, 2013

Are you thinking of taking a program at Algonquin Careers Academy? Attending an Open House gives you the opportunity to check out the school and the program first hand. This is a big decision for you to make and you want to find out as much as you can before you make it. Here are the benefits of attending our open house:

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Mississauga Spring 2013 Graduation

Apr 17, 2013

Pomp and Circumstance at the Algonquin Careers Academy Mississauga graduation on Tuesday, April 16! What an evening of excitement for the graduating students, fulfillment for the staff and pride for the families and friends of the graduates. Victoria Jones filled the emcee role in a professional and grad-friendly manner. We had two keynote speakers (Vic Pellicoriand Don Fraser) to emphasize the changing nature of careers over the years, and to provide inspiration to the new grads to get out there and succeed in their chosen field.

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Ian Bell speaks at Queen's Park

Apr 17, 2013

OACC (Ontario Association of Career Colleges) set up a meet and greet session for the Private Career Colleges to meet with the Members of Provincial Parliament including the Premier of Ontario, Kathleen Wynne; the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, Brad Duguid; and the opposition education critics. OACC sent out a request for students to address the group, and Algonquin Careers Academy suggested Ian Bell. Ian was one of only two student speakers selected from across the province. He gave an impassioned speech emphasizing the necessity, importance, and effectiveness of Career Colleges, as well as the crucial role they serve in our society.

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Our own Elaine Page - Distinguished Paralegal of the Year 2013!

Mar 14, 2013

CONGRATULATIONS TO ELAINE!

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Paralegal Paraphernalia

Jan 1, 2013

Algonquin Careers Academy was the first private career college to be accredited by the Law Society of Upper Canada to teach the new Paralegal program (2008) and we have been growing and developing it ever since. Courses include Constitutional and Administrative Law, Ethics, Small Claims Court, Torts and Contracts, Legal Advocacy, Employment Law, Provincial Offences, Criminal Summary Conviction, Immigration Law, Landlord and Tenant and Professional Practice.

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Ottawa - Carrie-Lynne Barkley

Jan 1, 2013

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SSS For Academic Success

Sep 1, 2012

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The Job Search Centre

Sep 1, 2012

Career and Employment Services (CES) is the area within our schools that help students and graduates find employment. If you need help with your cover letters and resume, preparing for an interview, advice as to where you might look for a job, a refresher about how to look for a job or if you just want someone to bounce job ideas off CES is the place to go. We encourage all students and graduates to use this service. We want to see you successfully working at a job in your field of choice! Who are you going to call?

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CES For Job Search Success

Sep 1, 2012

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