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Pursue a New and Exciting Career

A college education is the first step towards a rewarding career that makes a difference in your life as well as the lives of people in your community. Students enrolled in programs at CDI College can take advantage of numerous in-demand diploma and certificate programs catering to the industry.


Pursue a New and Exciting Career

A college education is the first step towards a rewarding career that makes a difference in your life as well as the lives of people in your community. Students enrolled in programs at CDI College can take advantage of numerous in-demand diploma and certificate programs catering to the industry.


Accelerated Training Programs
Get accelerated career training from our market-driven programs, many of which can be completed in a year or less!

High Employment Rates
In 2018, over 86% of our graduates were employed within a year of graduation!

Accredited Programs
Our programs are accredited, designated, licensed, and registered by the required regulatory bodies within each province.

Scholarships & Grants

Whether you are planning to study at a university, college or learn a specialized trade, figuring out the financial side of paying for school and managing your finances while studying can be a challenge. Tuition, books, student fees, transportation, housing and other expenses require a large financial investment.

For most students, personal savings will not be enough to cover these costs. Students often rely on student loans for financial support. Student loans can be helpful, but students should aim to graduate with as little debt as possible.

Resources For Students And Parents Looking To Pay For Post-Secondary Education


Cost of post-secondary education: information about tuition price differences and expected overall costs
Scholarships Canada: a database of scholarships, student awards, bursaries and grants. Also includes information about student loans, applications and budget planning.
Yconic.com: a database of scholarships, bursaries, fellowships, grants and other financial awards available to Canadian students.
Student financial assistance: valuable information about savings plans, student loans, grants and scholarships.
Employment and training initiatives: Information on programs and services to help Canadians get the education, training and skills they need.
Scholarships.gc.ca: available opportunities for Canadians to study and research abroad and for non-Canadians studying in Canada.
Paying for post-secondary education: detailed financial advice, tips and tools.

Working While Learning


Internships, co-operative education and apprenticeships can be great options to gain valuable work experience while studying. Sometimes you can even get paid for this work experience. The Government of Canada also offers a number of grants and initiatives to help post-secondary students gain work experience while financially supporting themselves during their studies.


How To Finance Your College Education

Your education is an investment in your future. We realize that every student comes from a unique financial background, so we point you toward the financial solution that is right for you.

Provincial Government Student Assistance


Each provincial government has its own financial assistance programs for post-secondary students. Give us a call and we'll help you to get the ball rolling with your personal loan application process.

RBC Royal Credit Line For Students ©


The Royal Credit Line for Students lets you focus on what's important: your studies. Available to full-time and part-time students who need to finance their studies, it allows you to take charge of your financial needs in a way that fits your lifestyle.

The Royal Credit Line for Students is different from a traditional loan in that it lets you borrow funds as you need them and pay the interest on only the amount you use without ever having to reapply. You get all the convenience and benefits with no annual fee.

As a student, you may qualify for one of RBC's best rates - Prime + 1%, which applies when you are at school and for a 12-month 'grace period' after graduation.

Further information about financial assistance is available from the Financial Representative at your nearest CDI College campus.

Tuition


Students are informed of all fees related to the program of study during the admission process. Program costs may include charges for tuition, registration, learning guides, kits and materials.

Tuition may be paid through loan disbursements received from a student loan or by cash, cheque, VISA, MasterCard, or Interac.

Tuition costs for prospective students are subject to change without notice upon approval from the provincial regulating body. All accepted registrations, however, are not subject to tuition increase unless there is a signed contract amendment to revise the program or length of study.

Tuition is due according to the terms of any payment plan negotiated with a CDI College Financial Representative. All tuition and other fees must be paid in full prior to the academic end date specified on a student's enrollment contract. Financial Representatives are made available to assist students with arranging payment plans that ensure full payment by the contract end date.

Students who do not pay fees as agreed upon or do not make satisfactory arrangements to pay tuition and other charges will be suspended or dismissed from the College.

CDI College's Refund Policy abides by the Private Training Regulation of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) Private Training Act. For more information, click here.


How It Works

Select your location and program of interest
We’ll show you all of the programs you qualify for based on your location. And then you’ll be able to select the one that interests you the most.

Answer our quick and simple questionnaire
In order for us to determine which program is best suited for you, answer our brief questionnaire.

Get connected with an admissions representative
An admissions representative from that program will contact you to provide you more information on how to enroll.

Available Programs

Healthcare Programs


British Columbia
Dental Assisting

The Dental Assisting program at CDI College trains students for careers in the dental field. During the program, students will learn about dental care, pharmacology, oral pathology, and dental radiography. The Dental Assisting program will also help train students to prepare patients for treatment, assist dentists during treatment, perform infection control procedures, maintain patient records, and other office duties. This diploma program trains graduates to become useful members of any dental office team.

Available at the following campuses:

  • Burnaby
  • Surrey

Health Care Assistant

Health Care Assistants provide invaluable support to the healthcare industry by caring for patients with physical or mental health issues who reside in permanent or temporary home care. Students enrolled in the Health Care Assistant program at CDI College gain experience with a wide range of continuing care sectors including home health care industries, retirement homes, group homes, hospices, and long-term care facilities. Students are taught how to respond to the physical and emotional needs of the client, promote physical and mental activity, interact with the client and family members, assist with personal care and hygiene, and handle specialized equipment. Graduates of the program become skilled communicators who are able to listen and understand their clients while providing exceptional healthcare services. Students are given the opportunity to experience a real work environment and learn hands-on from professional health practitioners, underscoring how CDI College values the practical component of this program just as much as the theoretical component. Combined with career services support, the Health Care Assistant program equips graduates with a winning formula for a successful career.

Available at the following campuses:

  • Surrey
  • Richmond

Pharmacy Assistant

Gain the office, clerical and medical skills you need to provide the essential support required by pharmacists with the Pharmacy Assistant program at CDI College. You'll be trained in pharmacology, dispensing, inventory, billing and administration, as well as customer service skills. Expand your knowledge by receiving First Aid and CPR training and certification as well, making you a more valuable member of any pharmacy setting. Our grads find work in community pharmacies and more.

Available at the following campuses:

  • Burnaby
  • Surrey
  • Vancouver
  • Richmond
  • Victoria

Practical Nursing

Practical Nurses work in concert with fellow healthcare specialists in settings like acute care wards, private homes, public schools and long-term care facilities. CDI College?s Practical Nursing diploma program trains students to work in medical, surgical and rehabilitation care in a variety of positions. The program introduces students to the fundamental duties and responsibilities of a Practical Nurse. The curriculum follows standards laid out by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia (CLPNBC). Students are trained in both holistic and clinical practices. Courses combine both classroom learning and lab work, as well as clinical placements. During this supervised hands-on training, students gain experience in facilities dealing with acute care, gerontology and community medical care. At the end of the supervised learning period, students participate in a preceptorship and job search training, to help transition them from student to graduate.

Available at the following campuses:

  • Surrey
  • Richmond

Alberta
Dental Assisting

The Dental Assisting program at CDI College trains students for careers in the dental field. During the program, students will learn about dental care, pharmacology, oral pathology, and dental radiography. The Dental Assisting program will also help train students to prepare patients for treatment, assist dentists during treatment, perform infection control procedures, maintain patient records, and other office duties. This diploma program trains graduates to become useful members of any dental office team.

Available at the following campuses:

  • Calgary City Centre
  • Edmonton City Centre

Health Care Aide

The demand for qualified caregivers continues to grow across Canada. If you love to help people, the Health Care Aide program at CDI College can prepare you for a rewarding career as a caregiver. As a graduate, you will be qualified to assist clients who require basic nursing care as well as patients living with mental health issues. In the Health Care Aide program, you will develop the skills and knowledge needed to care for people living at home and in long term care facilities. You will learn to identify and respond to their physical and emotional needs as well as promote physical and mental activity. You?ll explore anatomy, medical terminology, chronic conditions and palliative care as well. You?ll also receive practical, hands-on training on the key features of responsible and accountable care, including wheelchair safety, transfer skills, mechanical lifting and various care techniques. An integral part of the Health Care Aide program is the mandatory clinical placement that will give you valuable hands-on experience on the job. Successful completion of the program qualifies you to work in long term care facilities, home health care agencies, retirement homes, residential care centres, hospices and group homes.

Available at the following campuses:

  • Calgary North
  • Edmonton South

Medical Office Administration

Students with a combined interest in medical sciences and business will find career opportunities through CDI College?s Medical Office Administration diploma program. Students begin with classes in information processing, learning Microsoft Word and Excel programs, keyboarding, and information processing. Technical skills in medical terminology, human anatomy, and medical machine transcription are taught in later phases of the Medical Office Administrator program. All students must complete a mandatory practicum in order to graduate. This practicum allows students to apply their education in real-world scenarios. Students are given strong support from CDI College?s career and employment services. Job search and interviewing, employer expectations and resume preparation is offered in the Medical Office Administration program as well to assist students with finding the right job after graduation. Graduates may find employment in a variety of work environments including private medical practices, clinics, and hospitals.

Available at the following campuses:

  • Calgary City Centre
  • Calgary North
  • Calgary South
  • Edmonton City Centre
  • Edmonton North
  • Edmonton South
  • Edmonton West

Pharmacy Assistant

Gain the office, clerical and medical skills you need to provide the essential support required by pharmacists with the Pharmacy Assistant program at CDI College. You'll be trained in pharmacology, dispensing, inventory, billing and administration, as well as customer service skills. Expand your knowledge by receiving First Aid and CPR training and certification as well, making you a more valuable member of any pharmacy setting. Our grads find work in community pharmacies and more.

Available at the following campuses:

  • Calgary City Centre
  • Edmonton City Centre



Ontario
Medical Office Administrator

The Medical Office Administrator diploma program teaches students to develop the skills they need to work in a modern medical office. The program teaches students to build strong skills and use industry-standard software such as the Microsoft Office suite and payroll and accounting software. Graduates of this program are prepared to enter jobs such medical file clerk, ward clerk, medical office receptionist, or medical transcriptionist.

Available at the following campuses:

  • Toronto
  • Mississauga
  • Scarborough
  • North York

Pharmacy Assistant

Gain the office, clerical and medical skills you need to provide the essential support required by pharmacists with the Pharmacy Assistant program at CDI College. You'll be trained in pharmacology, dispensing, inventory, billing and administration, as well as customer service skills. Expand your knowledge by receiving First Aid and CPR training and certification as well, making you a more valuable member of any pharmacy setting. Our grads find work in community pharmacies and more.

Available at the following campuses:

  • Mississauga
  • Scarborough
  • North York

Quebec
Assistance in Health Care Facilities - 5816

CDI College's Assistance in Health Care Facilities - 5816 (DVS) (English) program helps students develop a solid background in the techniques and methods necessary to provide support to people living in residential care and other assisted living facilities. The program offers in-depth training so students can develop the core competencies needed to function in the field and the personal attributes related to the profession. This program can be taught in English or French.

Available at the following campuses:

  • Laval
  • Montreal

Dental Assistance - 5644 (English) (DVS)

The Dental Assistance - 5644 (English) program prepares students to become dental assistants in private or public health care establishments and dental offices. The program fosters the development of effective dental assistant practices as well as the development of organizational and communication skills. An important portion of the program is delivered in laboratory and in clinics. This program can be taught in English or French.

Available at the following campuses:

  • Montreal

Health, Assistance & Nursing - 5325

The health care sector offers excellent professional opportunities and, due to the aging population and an increased demand for health services, careers in this field will continue to be in demand. The Health, Assistance & Nursing - 5325 (DVS) (French) program prepares students to work as Nursing Assistants in a variety of public or private health care facilities. The program combines both theoretical and practical instruction in well-equipped classroom/laboratory settings. Students will also participate in numerous clinical sessions that cover the various areas of the profession. This program is taught in French.

Available at the following campuses:

  • Laval
  • Montreal



Technology Programs


British Columbia
3D Modeling Animation and Art & Design

Are you passionate about 3D animation? Turn this passion into a fun-filled creative career. Learn the tools and develop the skills to succeed in the computer generated animation industry.

Available at the following campuses:

  • Vancouver

Business and Digital Marketing Management

Learn the essential skills necessary to plan, analyze, and execute e-media marketing campaigns as part of a business based digital marketing and management strategy.

Available at the following campuses:

  • Burnaby
  • Surrey
  • Vancouver

Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Drafting Specialist

This program teaches students computer-aided design (CAD) application for architecture, engineering, construction, civil infrastructure, and product design.

Available at the following campuses:

  • Burnaby
  • Surrey

Game Development and Design

You want to turn your passion for playing video games into a successful career? The Game Development and Design program provides graduates with the solid technical and artistic foundations they'll need to become a part of this growing industry. In order to be successful in the game, animation and CGI industries, you'll learn the key of storytelling, game design, game play, modeling, and animation techniques. From color theory, design fundamentals to life drawing, students will be able to apply industry standard software tools and techniques to production processes. Career opportunities can be found in a variety of CGI-based industries, including computer animation studios, game development companies, post production and special effects studios. They may also work for industrial design firms and software producers, or for companies that require the production of 3D graphics and animation. Work with major trends in visual arts in the game, animation and visual effects industries. Apply critical thinking and creative expression techniques. Analyze and critique a production. Draw a character and its environment. Produce a concept sketch. Shape a model. Stage a scene. Design game environments. Design game characters. Develop a storyboard. Produce computer-generated images. Produce 3D models of props. Prepare 3D models of characters. Animate characters. Create digital visual effects. Present a professional portfolio.

Available at the following campuses:

  • Vancouver

Graphic Design

Passionate about page layout? Fascinated by product packaging? Does typography make you swoon? If so, then turn your passion into a rewarding and creative career.

Available at the following campuses:

  • Vancouver

Network Systems Administrator

The Network Systems Administrator program is designed for students wishing to pursue a career in installing, administering, supporting and securing networked computer systems and their users. Network installation, maintenance and management as well as implementation, and operating computer services are the backbone of the information technology industry. Graduates will be prepared to take industry-recognized certification exams for CompTIA A+, Net+, and Security+; Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), and Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA).

Available at the following campuses:

  • Burnaby
  • Surrey
  • Vancouver
  • Abbotsford

Network Systems Engineer

Gain the skills to be on the leading edge of the IT sector. CDI College's Network Systems Engineer program will equip you with the skills you need to plan, implement, administer and secure computer networks, and support the people who use them. As a student in this program, you'll learn to carry out essential IT tasks, use and manage computer network systems, and apply a structured problem solving to a local area and wide area networks. Upon graduation, you'll be prepared to challenge several key IT certification exams and compete for a range of positions involving network administration and network security.

Available at the following campuses:

  • Burnaby
  • Surrey
  • Vancouver
  • Abbotsford

Social Media Marketing

Want to start a new career in an emerging industry? Social Media Marketing is for you. Learn how to run marketing campaigns using social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and more. Also learn outreach, trends and analytic tools.

Available at the following campuses:

  • Burnaby
  • Surrey

Visual Effects Art & Design

Gain a solid foundation in the technical and artistic skills needed to be successful in the visual effects, animation, and CGI industries. A key program outcome is an industry standard portfolio.

Available at the following campuses:

  • Vancouver

Alberta
Graphic Design

Passionate about page layout? Fascinated by product packaging? Does typography make you swoon? If so, then turn your passion into a rewarding and creative career.

Available at the following campuses:

  • Calgary South
  • Edmonton West

Network Systems Administrator

The Network Systems Administrator program is designed for students wishing to pursue a career in installing, administering, supporting and securing networked computer systems and their users. Network installation, maintenance and management as well as implementation, and operating computer services are the backbone of the information technology industry. Graduates will be prepared to take industry-recognized certification exams for CompTIA A+, Net+, and Security+; Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), and Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA).

Available at the following campuses:

  • Calgary City Centre
  • Calgary North
  • Calgary South
  • Edmonton City Centre
  • Edmonton North
  • Edmonton South
  • Edmonton West

Network Systems Management

Learn to skills to administer and manage computer systems.

Available at the following campuses:

  • Calgary North
  • Calgary South
  • Edmonton City Centre
  • Edmonton North
  • Edmonton South

Online Marketing and Social Media

If you're looking to start a new career in an emerging industry, the Social Media Marketing program is for you. Learn how to run marketing and PR campaigns using social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, and more.

Available at the following campuses:

  • Calgary City Centre
  • Calgary North
  • Calgary South
  • Edmonton City Centre
  • Edmonton West



Ontario
Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Drafting Specialist

This program teaches students computer-aided design (CAD) application for architecture, engineering, construction, civil infrastructure, and product design.

Available at the following campuses:

  • Mississauga

Graphic Design

Passionate about page layout? Fascinated by product packaging? Does typography make you swoon? If so, then turn your passion into a rewarding and creative career.

Available at the following campuses:

  • Mississauga

Network Systems Administrator

The Network Systems Administrator program is designed for students wishing to pursue a career in installing, administering, supporting and securing networked computer systems and their users. Network installation, maintenance and management as well as implementation, and operating computer services are the backbone of the information technology industry. Graduates will be prepared to take industry-recognized certification exams for CompTIA A+, Net+, and Security+; Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), and Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA).

Available at the following campuses:

  • Toronto
  • Mississauga
  • Scarborough
  • North York

Network Systems Engineer

Gain the skills to be on the leading edge of the IT sector. CDI College's Network Systems Engineer program will equip you with the skills you need to plan, implement, administer and secure computer networks, and support the people who use them. As a student in this program, you'll learn to carry out essential IT tasks, use and manage computer network systems, and apply a structured problem solving to a local area and wide area networks. Upon graduation, you'll be prepared to challenge several key IT certification exams and compete for a range of positions involving network administration and network security.

Available at the following campuses:

  • Toronto
  • Mississauga
  • Scarborough
  • North York

Quebec
3D Modeling Animation Art & Design - NTL.0Z

Are you passionate about 3D animation? Turn this passion into a fun-filled creative career. Learn the tools and develop the skills to succeed in the computer generated animation industry.

Available at the following campuses:

  • Pointe Claire

Network and Internet Security Specialist - LEA.AE

Do you have the drive, creativity and passion to become a successful web designer? Then you need the skills and up-to-the-minute training to launch your career. CDI College's Design Web - LCA.C0 (ACS) (English) program will teach you fundamental design principles, colour theory, interface design, typography, basic programming, computer illustration, script language, audio and video techniques and more. You'll get hands-on training on the latest software, learn database fundamentals, marketing concepts and more. You'll build an impressive portfolio and be prepared to compete for various positions such as website architect, web developer, webmaster, or web designer. This program can be taught in English or French.

Available at the following campuses:

  • Laval
  • Montreal
  • Pointe Claire
  • Longueuil
  • Anjou

Programmer Analyst - Internet Solutions Developer - LEA.9C

The Programmer Analyst/Internet Solutions Developer - LEA.9C (ACS) (English) program is designed for students wishing to pursue a career maintaining and developing software solutions and applications. The Programmer Analyst/Internet Solutions Developer program at CDI College focuses on preparing students to analyze business needs and design solutions; prepare, write, manage and troubleshoot programming code, and maintain and update existing programming code. This program can be taught in English or French.

Available at the following campuses:

  • Laval
  • Montreal
  • Pointe Claire
  • Longueuil
  • Anjou

Specialist in Applied Information Technology - LCE.3V

This program gives you hands-on training in Microsoft Office with an in-depth study of Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.

Available at the following campuses:

  • Laval
  • Montreal
  • Pointe Claire
  • Longueuil
  • Anjou

Web Design - LCA.C0

Do you have the drive, creativity and passion to become a successful web designer? Then you need the skills and up-to-the-minute training to launch your career. CDI College's Design Web - LCA.C0 (ACS) (English) program will teach you fundamental design principles, colour theory, interface design, typography, basic programming, computer illustration, script language, audio and video techniques and more. You'll get hands-on training on the latest software, learn database fundamentals, marketing concepts and more. You'll build an impressive portfolio and be prepared to compete for various positions such as website architect, web developer, webmaster, or web designer. This program can be taught in English or French.

Available at the following campuses:

  • Montreal
  • Pointe Claire
  • Longueuil



About CDI College

For more than 45 years, CDI College has been one of the leading career training institutions in Canada, thanks to its commitment to quality education and the success of its students. Our rich history includes an alumni of thousands of successful graduates.

With more than 50 diploma and certificate programs being offered at campus locations across the country, CDI College gives students the opportunity to live, work and study close to home. CDI College prides itself on changing lives; let us help you achieve your personal and academic goals today!

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