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Academy of Learning Career College

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Find a better career

Choosing Academy of Learning Career College is all about the end result – a better job and more money! Our graduates find jobs in their field and build careers that pay more and mean more. Ask us about our job placement rates for your program.

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Study online or in-class

No matter where you choose to learn from, we’re with you. Our Integrated Learning System (ILS) and virtual classroom technology give you access to the quality education and support you need to train for a career you love.

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Build your own schedule

For many of our students, earning a college education is a second job. That’s why we developed our self-directed Integrated Learning System (ILS) – so you can learn at your own pace and complete your courses anywhere, anytime.

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Qualify for student funding

College is more affordable than you think. We are experts at finding government grant money and navigating student loans, so you don’t have to figure it out on your own. Find out how much you qualify for.

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Start when you’re ready

New classes start every week, which means you don’t need to wait to start training for a better job.

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Excel with the Support You Need

Going to college as an adult can be intimidating. Your Learning Coach and Student Support team are always available to provide you with personalized guidance and assistance to help you succeed. You can do this!

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Graduate faster

Earn your diploma or certificate in as little as 4-12 months and enter the job market faster. Our short and effective programs focus on the practical skills employers look for, so you can finish sooner.

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Support you can count on.

We’re here for you, and we mean it – from your first phone call with admissions through your first day in your new job.

Career Advisors

Have questions about the job market? Not sure which career is right for you? Every student journey starts with a FREE career consultation.

Experienced Educators

For over 30 years, Academy of Learning has provided practical skills training that meets our students’ needs and the requirements of local employers.

Grant & Student Aid Experts

We’ll help you explore all of your financial assistance options, apply for government grants and student loans. We’ll even help you build a student budget.

Professional Learning Coaches

Our Learning Coaches are Academy of Learning graduates who have been in your shoes and are experts at helping students navigate their coursework with success.

Student Support Services

Your personal student support representative will help you balance your other responsibilities at home or work, stay organized with your coursework, and achieve your goals.

Job Placement Assistance

It’s all about finding a better job that pays more and means more. So we provide resume training, interview coaching, and networking opportunities with local employers, so you can get your foot in the door.

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What our students and graduates are saying

Heather MerriamCalgary Central Campus

My time with the Academy of Learning was some of the best months of my life. The courses are truly set up to ensure you are successful in your chosen field after graduation. I would very highly recommend anyone looking to change careers, or start their first, to consider Academy of Learning. With their support and guidance, you will always feel that your goal is achievable and nothing is out of reach!

Evangelyn OlandagEdmonton Downtown Campus

Immediately after my practicum, I got hired as an EA in Edmonton Public School. I never would have been successful in this endeavor without the help of the AOLCC family. I would surely recommend AOLCC to friends and people who want to pursue career change or education upgrade.

Imran AliCalgary Central Campus

If you want to complete your dream and achieve your goals then don't hesitate to sign in Academy of Learning. It will be hard but just know that they will help you as much as you want and at the end you will get a great and a proud job!! After you get your diploma then it won't be only your happiness it will be your whole family's happiness!!!

Kelsey AndersonRed Deer Campus

I completed my business admin diploma through AOL. Great program that I would recommend to anyone unsure on a specific education path. Staff was always available and helpful through the whole program.

Kristine HoweEdmonton South Campus

What a great Experience with the Academy Of Learning for my online school. I was vey nervous at first, I am 53 starting a new career and did not have much experience with online courses. The staff is so amazing at AOL they helped through all my questions and was always there for me.



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Choose from over 30 programs in Accounting, Business, Community Services, Design, Healthcare, Hospitality, Legal, and Technology

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Learn more about our programs, share your goals and interests, explore student funding options and receive a free career consultation.

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We’ll walk you through student financing and the enrolment process to set you up for success.

Launch Your Career

The job market is competitive and you’ll have to work hard. Starting on day one, we’ll give you the training, resources, and support you need to get hired.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Academy of Learning an accredited college?

All of our diploma and certificate programs are licensed and regulated through Alberta Advanced Education to ensure our programs meet industry standards.

What are the general admissions requirements?

Grade 12 or equivalent. For students who are unable to provide this, we offer entrance exams.

Where can I find more information about your programs?

Click here to browse over 30 programs we offer in Alberta. You can also find information about our graduation rates and job placement rates when you schedule your first appointment with admissions.

Where is Academy of Learning located?

Academy of Learning is Canada’s largest career college network with over 50 locations. In Alberta, we have campuses in Edmonton, Red Deer, Airdrie, Calgary, High River, Brooks, and Medicine Hat. Find your campus.

What resources are available to help me develop a financial plan to pay for my education?

Once you’ve chosen your program, we will help you explore and apply for student funding. We will also walk you through tuition and expenses calculations, help you understand savings opportunities and taxes, and even help you build a student budget.

After you’ve started your program, your Student Support Services representative will be available to answer questions about managing expenses as a student and managing your student loans after you graduate.

How can I fund my education?

There are many ways to pay for your education – government grants, student loans, sponsorships, and scholarships are some examples. Before you enrol in a program, it is important to review your payment and funding options. You can start this conversion with an admissions advisor during your first appointment.

How long will it take to complete my diploma or certificate program?

You can complete your program in as little as 4-12 months. 

Programs offered through our Integrated Learning System (ILS) are self-paced, which means that you can work through them as fast as you like, with support from our learning coaches.

Other programs offer in-class lectures (available virtually and on-campus) and practicum components with local employers. These programs can also be completed in less than 12 months, while on a more consistent schedule.

How do I attend class online?

Our Integrated Learning System (ILS) programs offer courses through an online learning platform. You can complete these programs on-campus with in-person support or online with virtual support. These courses can be completed anytime, anywhere.

For our instructor-led programs, you can attend class on-campus or through our virtual classroom technology with live video and direct engagement with your instructor. These programs also include online coursework that can be completed anytime, anywhere.

How do I get started?

Explore our programs and schedule an appointment with one of our Admissions Advisors to learn more about Academy of Learning and discuss your career goals. Admissions appointments can be schedule virtually or in-person at your local campus.

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