Algonquin College

Centre for Continuing & Online Learning

Introduction

Online

Study full-time online or part-time online. Apply for a full-time online program for a full-time student experience without the commute, or register course-by-course as you follow a part-time program of study.

Is Online Learning for you?

If you prefer a course load that fits in with your schedule and lets you study in the comforts of your home or office, or if you live a distance from our campuses, these courses are for you. Online Learning students should have self-discipline and excellent reading, writing, and analytic skills. In addition to the study skills necessary for post-secondary learning, you will need the following skills to be a successful online student:

  • extra emphasis on goal setting
  • self-discipline and time management
  • ability to monitor your own progress
  • willingness to ask for help when needed
  • dedication to searching for information
  • computer skills
  • excellent communication skills
  • ability to work independently

Full-time online programs at Algonquin College are defined as full-time education in an off-campus learning environment i.e. work or home, from a quality facilitator through the use of internet/web-based material.

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Full-time online programs offer:

  • The same credentials as on-campus programs
  • Online courses that have an equivalent workload to an on-campus course, but can be structured and scheduled around personal/work life
  • The opportunity to access coursework, class discussions and other learning tools 24 hours a day.

Please note: Courses are structured to include due dates which students are expected to adhere to.

Part-time online programs are the best way to fit a quality education into your busy life. In the comforts of your own home or office, you can use your spare time to complete the program of your choice.

Part-time programs offer:

  • Flexibility to choose courses that work with your schedule
  • Easy accessibility through web-based programming at all times of the day
  • Quality programs and courses on a part-time schedule.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

Certificate

Certificate in Office Administration - General

Online Full time 1 year January 2019 Canada Ottawa

This one-year Ontario College Certificate program prepares students for a career in office administration support. Students develop office skills, learn administrative procedures, and study computer applications using Microsoft Office and other software packages. [+]

Our Program

This one-year Ontario College Certificate program prepares students for a career in office administration support. Students develop office skills, learn administrative procedures, and study computer applications using Microsoft Office and other software packages. The program emphasizes the development of strong technical, communications, and human relations skills and includes courses in document production. In addition, students gain practical experience through simulated office situations.

Graduates of the program have the opportunity to enter the second year of the two-year Office Administration Ontario College Diploma program (Medical, Executive and/or Legal specialization). Only the Office Administration - General and Office Administration - Executive programs are offered online.... [-]


Diploma

Diploma in Business - Accounting

Online Full time 2 years January 2019 Canada Ottawa

This two-year Ontario College Diploma provides students with accounting theory and hands-on practical experience with integrated computer technologies. Students take financial and managerial accounting, taxation, finance, as well as other business-related courses to broaden their business and communication skills. [+]

Our Program

This two-year Ontario College Diploma provides students with accounting theory and hands-on practical experience with integrated computer technologies. Students take financial and managerial accounting, taxation, finance, as well as other business-related courses to broaden their business and communication skills. This diploma is designed to prepare students to work in an accounting environment at an entry-level position.

This program is available starting every month.

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Diploma in Police Foundations

Online Full time 2 years January 2019 Canada Ottawa

This two-year Ontario College Diploma program is the first step in preparing students for a career in the field of Law Enforcement. Students gain a broad education in human relations skills and the interpretations of social interaction. [+]

Our Program

This two-year Ontario College Diploma program is the first step in preparing students for a career in the field of Law Enforcement. Students gain a broad education in human relations skills and the interpretations of social interaction. The curriculum includes courses on police powers and procedures, community policing, investigation processes, diversity, professional ethics, communication skills and fitness testing.

Students are exposed to municipal, provincial and federal policing operations while benefiting from training by experienced police officers and an interdisciplinary faculty.

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Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Construction Project Management

Online Full time January 2019 Canada Ottawa

This online Ontario College Graduate Certificate program provides practical training for individuals whose career goals include advancing their careers in the construction industry and the management of construction projects in a wide variety of settings. [+]

Our Program

This online Ontario College Graduate Certificate program provides practical training for individuals whose career goals include advancing their careers in the construction industry and the management of construction projects in a wide variety of settings. Capitalizing on a solid educational foundation in construction or construction-related fields, graduates are equipped to manage the total construction process effectively, from initial planning to program completion. The regular use of case studies throughout the program prepares graduates for a full range of situations that can emerge on construction job sites.

Each of the courses in the program has been accredited by the Canadian Construction Association for the Gold Seal Certification Program.... [-]


Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management

Online January 2019 Canada Ottawa

n today's world, threats, and risks are increasingly complex due to the diversity of natural and man-made hazards. This Ontario College Graduate Certificate program equips students, both tactically and strategically, to understand and respond to the four domains of emergency management. [+]

Our Program

In today's world, threats and risks are increasingly complex due to the diversity of natural and man-made hazards. This Ontario College Graduate Certificate program equips students, both tactically and strategically, to understand and respond to the four domains of emergency management: mitigation/prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery.

The curriculum covers key topics: legislative and policy framework, emergency management site operations, risk management, critical infrastructure protection, business continuity planning and collections and analysis from exercises and real events to improve the capacity to respond to emergencies.

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Graduate Certificate in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigations

Online January 2019 Canada Ottawa

If you are interested in joining the growing field of forensic accounting and fraud investigations, this Ontario College Graduate Certificate program provides you with the professional skills and practical techniques to detect and prevent fraud in today's business world. Learn how to investigate and analyze financial evidence, apply computer techniques to investigations, and understand the theories of ethics and criminology. [+]

Our Program

If you are interested in joining the growing field of forensic accounting and fraud investigations, this Ontario College Graduate Certificate program provides you with the professional skills and practical techniques to detect and prevent fraud in today's business world. Learn how to investigate and analyze financial evidence, apply computer techniques to investigations, and understand the theories of ethics and criminology.

Graduates may find employment in the public or private sector in a variety of areas including fraud and economic loss quantification, expert witness testimony, criminal investigations and the rapidly evolving area of computer fraud.

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Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management

Online Full time 1 year January 2019 Canada Ottawa

Our Program This one-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program prepares students for a rewarding career in the field of human resources management. Human resources professionals are in demand across many industries and drive talent management in organizations. [+]

Our Program

This one-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program prepares students for a rewarding career in the field of human resources management. Human resources professionals are in demand across many industries and drive talent management in organizations. Human resources professionals also work throughout organizations to improve employee productivity to achieve organizational goals. Graduates learn by way of through application of theories, strategies and best practices as they learn in recruitment and selection, compensation, employee and labor relations, training and development and human resources planning.

The program explores all topics related to the profession of human resources and focuses on building human resources knowledge and skills needed to attract, select and retain the best employees. In addition, the program provides the foundational knowledge required to act as a strategic partner in any organization. Level 01 courses provide a background in finance and accounting, organizational behavior, project management and employment law.... [-]


Graduate Certificate in Regulatory Affairs - Sciences

Online Full time 1 year January 2019 Canada Ottawa

This one-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program provides students with industry-specific knowledge to enter and promote their careers in regulatory affairs. [+]

Our Program

This one-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program provides students with the industry-specific knowledge to enter and promote their careers in regulatory affairs.

The regulation of products in industries. such as healthcare, biotechnology, food, industrial chemical, and agrochemical is of international concern. The resulting increase in regulation has driven the demand for qualified individuals in regulatory affairs. With a focus on protecting the safety of people and the environment, professionals in this field have a positive impact on the public good.

Students examine the vital role performed by regulations and regulatory professionals and become familiar with the regulatory environment in Canada and its harmonization with international regulatory regimes. The socioeconomic aspects of regulation across affected industries are also considered. Students develop familiarity with quality operations and navigating the regulatory landscape and frameworks that govern processes and products. Through collaborative work and individual study, students interpret and apply regulations, develop and manage regulatory submissions, assess regulatory compliance and report findings. Students enhance their communication and project management skills throughout.... [-]


Graduate Certificate in Technical Writer Program

Online Full time 1 year January 2019 Canada Ottawa

Our Program This one-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program prepares students for careers as technical communicators. Students learn to create a variety of documents found in the workplace such as proposals, white papers, user guides, training material, and instruction sets. [+]

Our Program

This one-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program prepares students for careers as technical communicators. Students learn to create a variety of documents found in the workplace such as proposals, white papers, user guides, training material, and instruction sets. Through real-world applications and assignments, students become proficient at research, analysis, and organization. Students participate in group projects and collaborative learning activities within the program and across technology platforms.

Technical communicators represent the bridge between a user and a product information or service. They work for an organization but at the same time, they advocate for the user by creating usable documentation that lets the user act on the information. Technical communicators are experts at understanding and analyzing different ways the product can be used by a target group. They develop many different types of documentation used in the workplace to help users enjoy all the features of a product. To fulfill these tasks, technical communicators have an aptitude for language, analytical thinking, technical understanding and project management. Well-trained technical communicators can find work in all sectors of the economy including manufacturing, health and medicine, government, high-tech and private training institutions.... [-]