The school is registered with both the provincial and federal governments. Additionally, Academy of Learning is recognized by employers from across the province and Canada. Over the years, companies in PEI have chosen us to provide training for their staff, and have also looked to us for assistance in filling employment positions from our pool of graduates.
Potential students must complete an in-person application and an interview with an admissions officer to be accepted into our college. This comprehensive interview ensures that applicants are the right fit for the school. They must show a good attitude towards learning and demonstrate that they will do the work required to succeed. We want to ensure that every student we admit can do well in their selected program of study.
Students seeking admission into diploma-level programs must have a minimum of a high school diploma (or equivalent) and pass an Entrance test with a minimum grade of 75%.
Academy of Learning College offers hundreds of practical courses in a wide variety of subjects. These include software development, information technology, healthcare services, accounting, office studies, and business administration. These courses are designed to teach you skills that are in high demand in today’s competitive workplace. You will be using the latest software applications and learning the most up-to-date knowledge and skills in your field of study.
Courses and programs range from beginner to advanced levels.
Our admission staff will evaluate the skills and experience you already have and help you select the best combination of courses to advance your skills. You don’t have to take or pay for courses you don’t need. AoL even provides students with the opportunity to get credits for the skills they already possess by demonstrating their knowledge in an exam setting.
The length of your program will depend on the courses you need to achieve your employment goals. Our schools operate on a continuous intake basis and you can start your courses immediately or whenever it is convenient for you to do so.
If you have a computer and a high-speed internet connection, you can take your course from your home computer or office. Help from our instructors and staff is always a phone call or email away. We are always available to answer questions during scheduled class hours.
Tuition fees will vary based on the courses you need. Your letter of acceptance will list the total tuition fees, textbook, and/or other course materials. There are no hidden or surprise fees. All courses over $100 are eligible for tax receipts.
Our admission staff will provide information about various payment options during your admission interview.
Academy of Learning College is recognized by a variety of agencies and organizations that may fund student tuition. These include Provincial and Federal Student Loans, SkillsPEI, Workers Compensation, Insurance Companies, etc.
Refunds are issued in accordance with the applicable provincial legislation.
At Academy of Learning, we are committed to providing our students with a high-quality learning environment through valuable courseware and teaching support. Additionally, students also get to keep their course materials so that they may continue to reference them even after graduation.
Our admission staff can provide graduation and employment statistics that confirm the effectiveness of our programs and the success our graduates enjoy.
Our staff helps graduates conduct job searches at no extra cost by helping them with career research, their resumes, and cover letters.
Instructors are registered with the province according to provincial legislation. In addition to meeting government requirements, instructors must also meet the training requirements set by the Academy of Learning College Head Office to ensure their ability to teach effectively. Instructors and staff have a combination of education, real-life experience, and, where required, industry certification.
Potential students are invited to meet with our instructors, staff, and other students in order for them to feel comfortable about their decision to study at Academy of Learning.
To ensure students receive the best instruction and support, we maintain a low student/staff ratio. Our students receive a lot of attention and one-on-one assistance.
Yes. Computers are not shared and you will be scheduled at your own workstation for the duration of your program.
Academy of Learning College students include individuals seeking to increase their computer knowledge, general office skills, and business skills either for personal enjoyment or career advancement. Businesses also send their employees for training at our college.
Due to our students’ wide range of backgrounds, some students may already be familiar with computer and office environments, while some may not. At Academy of Learning, we have education and training for everyone. Courses and programs are structured so that every student feels comfortable no matter their background.
Students are required to take an exam after every course module to ensure they have successfully grasped its concepts before moving on to new material. All exams are marked at the Academy of Learning College’s Head Office. This policy ensures our College maintains national standards, quality, and impartiality. When all required exams have been successfully completed, a certificate or diploma will be issued by the Academy of Learning College Head Office.
Failing an exam is disappointing, but should it happen, you will be asked to re-write the exam after meeting with the instructor and thoroughly reviewing your course materials. Our computerized exam system will provide you with detailed feedback which will indicate which of your skills need improvement. This will help you focus on the areas you need to review.
Students are required to attend all scheduled classes and to meet their program/course’s minimum weekly attendance requirements. Should a class be missed, students are expected to contact the instructor or staff to reschedule and make up for the time missed. Due to the flexibility of class schedules, our College can accommodate student requests to reschedule a class due to medical appointments or family emergencies.
If a student is unable to attend a class due to illness or other valid reasons, they must notify the College. When the student returns to class, they will resume their training where they left off so that they never miss a lesson.
In the event of a long absence, students should seek guidance from the program director who will advise them according to the Academy's policies.
Our goal is for students to complete their training program by the scheduled end date and we work closely with students to ensure their progress is satisfactory. An extension may be possible under limited and extenuating circumstances.
If you secure employment before the program is complete, you can continue your program on a part-time basis and reschedule your classes outside of your work schedule.
If you are an Academy of Learning College graduate, you are welcome to come in, free of charge, to practice, ask questions, and refresh skills that you may not have used in a while.