Academic Upgrading, as the name suggests is the upgrading of your academic and professional skills or qualifications. Generally, it is applicable for adults (18 years or older). Courses are tailor-made for adults who would like to pursue further education or become more employable for a job. Generally, an Academic Upgrading program offers accelerated classes. It is akin to a crash course that saves you both time and effort. In some institutes, it is even available from grade 1- 12. Courses focus mainly on English (includes both writing and reading), Math, and Technology. In order to upgrade your employment opportunities, an Academic Upgrading course may also provide professional knowledge on topics such as MS Office, accounting, programming (basic), marketing, management, and entrepreneurship. If interested in Academic Upgrading, you may want to check whether you qualify for government funding that may pay for some or all of the inherent fees.
A healthy memory is a key to an above satisfactory performance in your academic endeavors. A healthy memory also simplifies other aspects of your life and enhances your long-term well-being. Today, with so much research available on the subject, we have certainly come a long way in bringing about improvements in our capacity to remember things. We have compiled a list of tips, which are sure to aid you with improving your memory in relation to your studies. We only hope that you’re not reading this simply because you have your college exam in 5 hours from now!
It is common for students in colleges and universities in Calgary to have higher student bills. Most of us tend to fall for the festive season and month-end sales. We happily make purchases, thinking we are saving only to find out that you’re broke in the second week of the month. Well, the fact that you are reading this article suggests that you intend to change your spending habits. You no longer want to be bankrupt by the end of every month. You want to handle your finances in a healthy manner. That’s half the battle won. Congratulations!
Excellence is not achieved overnight. It takes a strong sense of commitment and a willingness to improve to have a successful career. Opting for academic upgrading courses is an effective way to hone your skills and increase your employability. At Columbia College Calgary we offer a variety of courses to help students achieve their goals. Additionally, many of these courses are open to anyone who wants to enhance their resume.
Each of these courses cover key aspects relevant to various career fields. Skills such as critical thinking, self-management, and language proficiency are explored in these programs. Some of the courses are also prerequisites for our diploma and certificate programs. Let’s take a look at these courses in detail –
Are you someone who is known to be a people person? Do you feel you have good interpersonal skills? Then becoming a university/college admissions advisor might be the perfect career choice for you. With the average salary ranging up to between $50,000-$63,000 a year, the profession of a university/college advisor is satisfying as well as challenging. You can pursue the Human Services diploma offered by Columbia College, Calgary to become a university/college admissions officer. While this program offers specializations, the education specialization would help an individual who wishes to pursue a career as a university/college admissions advisor.
You must be well aware of the phrase- change is the only constant. This phrase has never been as apt to the business and educational world as it is today. Gone are the days when you could learn an art and survive on it with little or no change. With fast paced innovations, technological developments, and the ever changing economic scenarios, business and education status are continuously challenged today, demanding constant reforms. Considering this, continuously upgrading your skills has become all the more important whether you are a student, employee, or seeking employment. Hence, we at Columbia College Alberta, offer you with various continuous learning courses to help you stay ahead in your field. Whether you are a student seeking additional knowledge for exam prep or a professional seeking to upgrade skills, Columbia College Alberta has continuous learning courses for all. We give you a brief on our continuous learning courses.
Picking the right career is a crucial choice that plays a vital role in an individual’s success. Students experience a lot of pressure regarding career choice, academic performance, getting the right job and making a good life. However, at Columbia college, our students benefit from career advising services, which empowers them to make the right career choice. The wide selection of career choices available today makes it difficult to bank upon the right one. And if you’re a student already studying at Columbia College, or if you’re considering to join our college, only then you will be able to take advantage of our Calgary career advising services. These services are only for Columbia students. Our career advisors assist in analyzing our student’s skills and interests, as well as in setting goals to help them pick the right option and develop a strong career.
Columbia College’s Community Support Services Department has a venture called, “Columbia Campus Popcorn on the Go!” The students sell popcorn each week to fellow students and staff at the College. On May 17, 2016 the students and their guardians chose to donate all profits from that day to the Canadian Red Cross relief campaign for Fort McMurray.
“I know it will come to good use for Fort McMurray with their houses being burnt down to rebuild and help them out,” stated Jesse, one of the students. Barb, another student, continued, “I think it’s a good thing to help out. They would do it for us, so we should do it for them. I figure if they need help, we should help.”
The Columbia Learning Society extends an appreciative thank you to the Olympia Charitable Foundation for their generous donation of $5000. This donation will be primarily used towards a camping trip for our Community Support Services Department students, ensuring that all who are interested are able to attend. Any extra funds will be used towards other student activities that they would not otherwise be able to participate in due to financial need.
(In this picture) Sharon Lychak representing the Olympia Charitable Foundation presents a cheque for $5000 to Bruce Skorobohach, President – Columbia Learning Society and Richard Murtagh, CSSD student.
Get your certificate or diploma evenings or weekends
Starting this September, Columbia College will start offering all Business Management diploma, Criminal Justice diploma, Human Services diploma, and Education Assistant certificate program courses on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and on Saturdays. Students could take one course on Tuesday/Thursday and the second course on Saturdays. Courses may be taken one at a time or two at a time.
These evening/weekend classes are particularly helpful for those who are working and plan to get a diploma or certificate to change careers, expand their existing skills, or aspire for promotional opportunities. They are also suitable for those who simply wish to take courses for special interest and have no intention in obtaining a formal education (e.g., certificate or diploma). Students can attend full-time or part-time.