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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q. What should I look for when choosing a school?

A: We recommend checking admission requirements, instructor qualifications, training facilities and equipment. A visit to the admissions department is wise to receive detailed course information.  

Q. How much does it cost to attend Algonquin Careers Academy?  

A: Our full time diploma programs range in length from 24 weeks (six months) to 50 weeks (twelve months) including related co-op work placement. The total cost of our programs including tuition and learning materials is approximately $1200 a month. In assessing this cost, you need to understand our strong belief that our programs are delivered in a focused, concentrated manner such that six to twelve months at Algonquin Careers Academy is equivalent to up to two years at a community college. Can you afford to wait two years to launch your new career?  

Q: What does it mean to attend a school that has 'accredited' programs?

A: It provides you with the assurance that the level of education you will receive from Algonquin Careers Academy is industry validated and meets the skills and knowledge requirements of the occupational standards to be successful in your chosen career.  Our programs are accredited or endorsed by:

  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs
  • Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS)
  • Career Colleges Ontario (CCO)
  • Law Society of Ontario (LSO)
  • Medical Laboratory Professionals Association Of Ontario (MLPAO)  
  • National Association of Career Colleges
  • National Dental Assisting Education Board (NDAEB)
  • Ontario College Of Pharmacists (OCP)
  • ULawPractice.Com

Q: Will I fit in?

A:. Algonquin Careers Academy prides itself in treating each student as an individual. Our small class sizes and caring instructors ensure you will find a welcoming environment.

Q: Will Algonquin Careers Academy assist me with my job search once I have graduated from the program?  

A: Yes. We will be available to help with your employment search, from your first co-op placement to securing that sought after career position after graduation. We will also be there to support you in the future as career opportunities develop and change over time.  

Q: Can international students attend your school?  

A: Yes. International students are most welcome.

Q: Can I apply for Financial Assistance?  

A: Yes, if you qualify for Student Loans. Our Financial Aid Administrator will assist you with the necessary applications.