CDI College

Introduction

At CDI College, we have been helping students build their careers for over 40 years! With premier programs in business, technology and health care, your CDI training will provide a solid foundation in skills that will help you launch a meaningful career.


Once you begin your studies, you will become aware of how our learning process will stimulate, involve and challenge you to succeed. You will build an impressive skill set in your area of study, plus gain the interpersonal expertise that will help make you successful.


Our programs are designed to reflect the requirements of the employers in your chosen career field. Throughout your studies, you will work in ways that will mirror what you will find in the workplace. When you complete your program you will be ready to begin your career.
And the support team at the campus is dedicated to helping you every step of the way. We are all here for one reason – your success!! From our admission process right through to our employment support after graduation, we strive to provide you with a meaningful educational experience. It is this dedication that gives our graduates the competitive edge in the workplace.


SCHOOL OF BUSINESS - Effective business professionals are required in every field of employment. At CDI School of Business, our students learn the key aspects of business that can be applied to just about any industry. CDI School of Business will provide you with the tools for success in the world of business. You will enter the workforce with a wide variety of career options at your fingertips including business administration, office management, human resources, accounting assistance and marketing. CDI College has a long history of delivering qualified business professionals to employers. Our curriculum reflects the needs of the business community and we are committed to giving you the skills that will advance your career.


SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY - The demand for skilled IT professionals is on the rise in order to meet the needs of leading-edge employers. At CDI School of Technology, we offer our students industry-recognized, focused curriculum that utilizes the latest in software and computer applications. Whether you are pursuing a new career path or upgrading your skills, you can be confident in your CDI education. Students of this exciting field are in high demand for their specialized training in networking, programming, web applications, and computer support. After graduation, you may successfully compete for positions such as Computer Technicians, Web Designers, Technical Support Specialists and Help-Desk Troubleshooters.


SCHOOL OF HEALTH CARE - Not only is health care one of the most rewarding career paths but it’s also one of the most in demand! The current challenge of caring for an aging population has created an urgent need for trained health care workers. CDI College specializes in training students for rewarding opportunities in the field of health care. As one of the largest private health care colleges in Canada, we consistently attract a diverse group of people who are looking to advance their careers, just like you. We combine industry-approved curriculum, one-on-one instruction, and job placement assistance to prepare you for success. Our programs are respected and recognized within the health care industry. After graduation, you can expect to find jobs in a variety of different settings and related fields including hospitals, medical offices, pharmacies and home support work.

Value Propositions

1. 40 Years training Canadians for Business, Technology and Health Care related careers.
2. Accelerated, market driven programs to train students in a matter of months enter a competitive job market.
3. Hands-on training helps develop the skills graduates will use in the workforce.
4. Instructors are also industry-experienced practitioners in the fields they teach
5. Personalized experience because of small class sizes. Students have more interaction with instructors.
6. Career and Employment Services available to assist students during program and after they graduate to search and secure a job in their preferred career field.
7. Twelve locations across the country.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Certificate

Diploma Personal Support Worker

Campus Full time 100 hours September 2017 Canada Scarborough Ajax Toronto Hamilton Mississauga + 4 more

Dedicated health care professionals are permanently in demand. CDI College’s Personal Support Worker program will help you gain the core skills to provide support for clients in private homes, residential care facilities or adult day care centres. [+]

Dedicated health care professionals are permanently in demand. CDI College’s Personal Support Worker program will help you gain the core skills to provide support for clients in private homes, residential care facilities or adult day care centres. You‘ll learn to promote the emotional, physical and mental well-being of your clients, as well as collaborate with other members of the extended health care team. You’ll also have several opportunities to put theory and skill into practice through multiple practicum placements. If you’re looking for a meaningful career that allows you to make a difference in the lives of many people in your community, the Personal Support Worker program is for you. [-]

Diploma

Acupuncture

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Canada Quebec Edmonton Longueuil Calgary Vancouver Victoria Manitoba + 6 more

Learn to practice the ancient art of acupuncture and gain a solid understanding of the Traditional Chinese Medicine approach to health care in the Acupuncture program at CDI College. [+]

Acupuncture Learn to practice the ancient art of acupuncture and gain a solid understanding of the Traditional Chinese Medicine approach to health care in the Acupuncture program at CDI College. Clinical internship courses will provide you with opportunities to observe the operations of a TCM clinic including interactions with patients during interviews, diagnosis and treatment. Gain a deep understanding of human anatomy, physiology and more as you learn how to use acupuncture to treat a variety of conditions. After two years, you’ll be prepared to write the PAN-CAN examinations to become a registered acupuncturist. This program does not require approval under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005. [-]

Diploma Advanced Massage Therapy

Campus Full time 100 hours September 2017 Canada Vancouver

The Advanced Massage Therapy program’s primary goal is to provide learning opportunities that promote basic knowledge, skills,ethics and behaviours that will enable the graduate to successfully practice massage therapy in a variety of health care settings. [+]

The Advanced Massage Therapy program’s primary goal is to provide learning opportunities that promote basic knowledge, skills, ethics and behaviours that will enable the graduate to successfully practice massage therapy in a variety of health care settings.

 

 

Career Opportunities

Massage Therapists are valued health care professionals who can seek employment in settings such as private clinics, wellness centres, medical/rehabilitation clinics, sports medicine clinics, hospitals, geriatric care settings, or clinics offering chiropractic, homeopathic and naturopathic care. Opportunities also exist in health spas/hotels, fitness institutes, sports organizations/sports trainers, theatre and dance groups, and tourist destinations and cruise ships. Self-employment is also an option through the performance of private house visits.... [-]


Diploma Dental Assistance

Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Montreal

The Dental Assistance program prepares the student to become a Dental Assistant [+]

The Dental Assistance program prepares the student to become a Dental Assistant in different 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 clinicals. 

 

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Diploma Dental Assisting

Campus Full time 45 weeks September 2017 Canada Surrey Burnaby + 1 more

The Dental Assisting program at CDI College trains students for careers in the dental industry. During the 45-week program, students will learn about dental care, pharmacology, oral pathology, and dental radiography. [+]

Dental Assisting Diploma Program

 

The Dental Assisting program at CDI College trains students for careers in the dental industry. During the 45-week program, students will learn about dental care, pharmacology, oral pathology, and dental radiography.

 

The Dental Assisting program will also help prepare 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. Students who are looking to upgrade their skills can also take the Expanded Training in Orthodontics program.... [-]


Diploma Health Care Assistant

Campus Full time 100 hours September 2017 Canada Vancouver Victoria + 1 more

The goal of this Health Care Assistant program is to help individuals master the required personal and occupational qualities needed to care for people living at home and in longterm care facilities. [+]

Program Objectives

 

The goal of this career program is to help individuals master the required personal and occupational qualities needed to care for people living at home and in long term care facilities.

Students will learn to identify and respond to the physical and emotional needs of clients/residents. Promoting physical and mental activation, observing and communicating with the client, handling specialized equipment, providing personal and physical care are all basic skills which will be developed throughout this program.

 

Career Opportunities

RCAs may seek employment opportunities in the followingsettings:

• Long Term Care Facilities• Home Health Care Agencies• Retirement Homes/Residences• Hospices• Group Homes ... [-]


Diploma in Assistance in Health Care Facilities

Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Quebec Montreal

CDI College’s Assistance in Health Care Facilities program helps students develop a solid background in the techniques [+]

CDI College’s Assistance in Health Care Facilities 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 develop the core competencies needed to function in the field and develop the personal attitudes related to the profession. This program is taught in English. [-]

Diploma in Dental Assisting

Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Calgary Edmonton

CDI College's Dental Assisting program provides hands-on training for students who want to pursue careers in the dental field. [+]

Diploma in Dental Assisting CDI College's Dental Assisting program provides hands-on training for students who want to pursue careers in the dental field. Topics covered in the program include oral facial science, dental materials, clinical dentistry, preventative dentistry and nutrition, prevention of disease transmission, oral pathology, and more. Students will develop a thorough understanding of dental theories as well as have the opportunity to practice them in field placements, becoming proficient in assisting all aspects of four-handed and six-handed dentistry. [-]

Diploma in Dental Technician

Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Surrey

Explore the fascinating world of dentistry with the Dental Technician program at CDI College. Covering a range of topics including dentures, orthodontics, bridges and crowns [+]

Explore the fascinating world of dentistry with the Dental Technician program at CDI College. Covering a range of topics including dentures, orthodontics, bridges and crowns, the Dental Technician program will prepare you for work in dental laboratories, dental manufacturers, dental suppliers and other dental settings. Gain the knowledge and skills you need to work in this exciting field at CDI College! [-]

Diploma in Early Childcare Assistant

Campus Full time 40 weeks September 2017 Canada Ontario

CDI College offers a 40-week intensive and comprehensive hands-on training program that prepares its students for the real world. [+]

Diploma in Early Childcare Assistant The number for childcare facilities continues to increase and so does the demand. Early childcare assistants as well as other early childcare educators have one of the lowest unemployment rates when compared to other technical programs in Canada. CDI College offers a 40-week intensive and comprehensive hands-on training program that prepares its students for the real world. Students will learn how to establish a safe and healthy learning environment, learn about child abuse and other issues, curriculum development, and more. Students will also learn how to work with families – parents, guardians, etc. – to gain a better understanding of the child's progress. Prior to graduation, students enrolled in CDI College’s Early Childcare Assistant diploma program are required to complete two practica in different settings where they will be observed and evaluated according to the NACC Early Childcare Assistant Handbooks. [-]

Diploma in Health Care Aide

Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Winnipeg

The demand for qualified caregivers continues to grow across Canada. If you love to help people, the Health Care Aide program [+]

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. [-]

Diploma in Massage Therapy

Campus Full time September 2017 USA New York

CDI College's Massage Therapy diploma program prepares students to become competent, valued members of the healthcare industry in private clinics, medical and rehabilitation centres, hospitals, spas, fitness facilities, or as self-employed massage therapists. [+]

CDI College Business Technology Heathcare stands out among massage therapy schools for our dedication to our students' success. CDI College's Massage Therapy diploma program prepares students to become competent, valued members of the healthcare industry in private clinics, medical and rehabilitation centres, hospitals, spas, fitness facilities, or as self-employed massage therapists. This diploma program teaches fundamental massage skills such as hydrotherapy, palpation, remedial exercise, and patient assessment. Students learn different types of massage treatments, along with medical topics including anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and pathology. Students will learn about professional topics such as industry ethics and professional communications. A clinical placement, under the supervision of a registered massage therapist, gives students the chance to put their education to use in a real-world setting. Graduates are encouraged to register with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) and are also eligible to sit the CMTO's certification examination in both components – Multiple Choice Questionnaire (MCQ) and Objectively Structured Clinical Evaluation (OSCE) – to obtain their registration certification and become a registered massage therapist. [-]

Diploma in Medical Office Administrator

Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Winnipeg

Medical office administrators are the backbone of any medical office. Train to become a valuable part of a medical admin team with CDI College's Medical Office Administrator program. You'll learn the anatomical and medical [+]

Medical office administrators are the backbone of any medical office. Train to become a valuable part of a medical admin team with CDI College's Medical Office Administrator program. You'll learn the anatomical and medical terminiology, medical records policies and procedures, medical software applications, and medical machine transcription. You'll also get hands on experience working in a medical office environment as part of the mandetory practicum placement. Start on the path towards a rewarding medical administration career today. [-]

Diploma in Medical Office Assistant - Advanced Practice

Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Victoria Burnaby Surrey Vancouver Richmond + 3 more

The Medical Office Assistant – Advanced Practice program gives students expanded knowledge in the areas of medical [+]

The Medical Office Assistant – Advanced Practice program gives students expanded knowledge in the areas of medical language, medical billing, mental health care, medical transcription and much more. The Advanced Practice program is ideal for anyone looking to enter the field of medical administration – it provides well-rounded training that will make graduates an asset to any medical setting they work in. [-]

Diploma in Medical Office Assistant - LCE.3V

Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Quebec Montreal Laval Longueuil + 2 more

In order to become competitive in today’s job market, it helps greatly to have certifications that are recognized [+]

In order to become competitive in today’s job market, it helps greatly to have certifications that are recognized and respected within the industry. It is important to demonstrate to employers that you have the skills and knowledge to excel in your chosen job. The Specialist in Applied Information Technology - LCE.3V Option: Medical Office Assistant program at CDI College lets employers know that you have achieved a level of expertise in Microsoft Office applications and gives you the edge you need. This program gives you hands-on training in Microsoft Office with an in-depth study of Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. When you successfully graduate from the program, you will receive a Microsoft Office Specialist certification credential that sets you apart from your competitors in the job market. This credential is recognized worldwide as proof that you have the desktop Microsoft skills needed to complete computing jobs successfully. [-]

Diploma in Pharmacy Assistant

Campus Full time 45 weeks September 2017 Canada Victoria Ontario + 1 more

The 45-week Pharmacy Assistant program teaches students the skills they will need to successfully work in a modern pharmacy. Students learn about filling orders under a pharmacist's supervision ... [+]

Pharmacy Assistant

 

The 45-week Pharmacy Assistant program teaches students the skills they will need to successfully work in a modern pharmacy. Students learn about filling orders under a pharmacist's supervision, identifying prescriptions, entering client information, and the processing of paperwork for orders.

Students learn drug and medical terminology, as well as basic pharmacology. They learn about drug dosage calculations, compounding, commonly used pharmacy computer systems, and pharmacy practices and procedures. Students also learn about the legislation, ethics, and workplace safety regulations applicable to pharmacies.

This program includes a field placement in a community pharmacy where students can put their classroom learning into practice. Graduates of this program will be prepared to apply for pharmacy assistant jobs.... [-]


Diploma in Physiotherapy Assistant - Occupational Therapy Assistant

Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Surrey

Students interested in various areas of human development, including functional movement, human disorders, and injury and [+]

Students interested in various areas of human development, including functional movement, human disorders, and injury and rehabilitation will find a career match with CDI College’s Physiotherapist Assistant - Occupational Therapist Assistant program. This diploma program prepares graduates with the basic knowledge, skills, values and behaviours necessary for employment in community and private agencies, hospitals, clinics, and rehabilitation centres. Physiotherapist assistants and occupational therapist assistants play a significant role, working in partnership with and under the supervision of physiotherapists and occupational therapists. Courses in the Physotherapist Assistant - Occupational Therapist Assistant program focus on understanding human development and the human body. Students will study body mechanics and systems, biochemistry, anatomy and physiology, therapeutic exercise, and the use of advanced technological equipment. Client care is also a strong focus; record management and client communications are invaluable skills for students to learn. In addition to classroom study, students are required to complete clinical placements in the community. Students are given an opportunity to complete their practicum in whichever specialty field they choose. [-]

Diploma in Practical Nursing Access

Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Richmond

The Practical Nursing Access program at CDI College provides a unique opportunity to those who already have a Health [+]

The Practical Nursing Access program at CDI College provides a unique opportunity to those who already have a Health Care Assistant diploma from an accredited BC post-secondary institution to upgrade their education. The shorter program allows students to build on their current healthcare skill set and move into a more robust role within the healthcare sector as a practical nurse. [-]

Diploma Intra-Oral Dental Assistant

Campus Full time 100 hours September 2017 Canada Vancouver Manitoba + 1 more

This diploma program is both comprehensive and intensive. Dental assistants prepare treatment rooms and patients for treatment and assist dentists during treatment. [+]

Program Overview

 

This diploma program is both comprehensive and intensive.Dental assistants prepare treatment rooms and patients fortreatment and assist dentists during treatment. This includespreparing and manipulating dental materials, performinginfection control procedures and applying rubber dams. Theyalso instruct patients on oral care.

Those dental assistants who have successfully completed arecognized program may perform additional duties under adentist's direct supervision. They may expose, process andmount dental radiographs. They may polish teeth and applytopical fluoride and topical anesthetic. They may also takeimpressions of the teeth, apply fissure sealants and performsome orthodontic procedures.Dental assistants may also have office clerical duties. Theseinclude maintaining patient records, scheduling patientappointments, collecting patient and insurance accounts, andordering dental office supplies.... [-]


Diploma Massage Therapy

Campus Full time 100 hours September 2017 Canada Calgary

The Massage Therapy program’s primary goal is to provide learning opportunities that promote basic knowledge, skills, ethics and behaviours that will enable the graduate to successfully practice massage therapy in a variety of health care settings. [+]

The Massage Therapy program’s primary goal is to provide learning opportunities that promote basic knowledge, skills, ethics and behaviours that will enable the graduate to successfully practice massage therapy in a variety of health care settings.

 

Career Opportunities

Massage Therapists are valued health care professionals who can seek employment in settings such as private clinics, wellness centres, medical/rehabilitation clinics, sports medicine clinics, hospitals, geriatric care settings, or clinics offering chiropractic, homeopathic and naturopathic care. Opportunities also exist in health spas/ hotels, fitness institutes, sports organizations/sportstrainers, theatre and dance groups, and tourist destinations and cruise ships. Self-employment is also an option through the performance of private house visits.... [-]


Diploma Medical Laboratory Assistant

Campus Full time 100 hours September 2017 Canada Vancouver

The objective of this program is to help individuals prepare for the challenges of a career within the medical environment. [+]

Program Objectives

 

The objective of this program is to help individuals preparefor the challenges of a career within the medical environment.Graduates enjoy the greatest career satisfaction when they arescholastically prepared, hold a solid, practical understandingof their responsibilities and begin their positions with ahealthy attitude. The College seeks to develop all of theseattributes within each student.

The program provides both theoretical and practical instructionin a well-equipped classroom/laboratory setting. In-class learning is supplemented during the enrollment period by clinical work experience in any of the fast-paced hospital departments.

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Diploma Medical Office Assistant

Campus Full time 100 hours September 2017 Canada Longueuil Victoria Vancouver + 2 more

The purpose of the Medical Office Assistant program is to develop skills in four key areas: medical terminology, medical office administrative skills, medical transcription, and word processing. [+]

Program Objectives

 

The purpose of the Medical Office Assistant program is to develop skills in four key areas: medical terminology, medical office administrative skills, medical transcription, and word processing. In addition, the program fosters the development of interpersonal skills, organizational effectiveness, and communication skills necessary to function in a medical environment. The training that the student will receive in office administration skills, medical office practice and procedures, word processing, and medical transcription ⎯ in conjunction with a professional and self-confident attitude ⎯ will help prepare the graduate for a career in a medical practice, clinic, hospital, or other health care area.... [-]


Diploma Pharmacy Technician

Campus Full time 100 hours September 2017 Canada Vancouver

This comprehensive program prepares individuals to achieve competency in the skills and theoretical knowledge necessary to enter the Pharmacy environment as a Pharmacy Technician. [+]

This comprehensive program prepares individuals to achievecompetency in the skills and theoretical knowledge necessaryto enter the Pharmacy environment as a Pharmacy Technician.Emphasizing a customer-centered approach, this program alsohelps develop the proper attitude and sense of responsibilitynecessary for success in the progressive field of Pharmacy.

 

Career Opportunities

This program will prepare the graduate to work under thesupervision of a licensed pharmacist in hospitals, communitypharmacies and other related pharmaceutical fields. Typicalduties of a Pharmacy Technician include preparing medicationfor dispensing; compounding pharmaceuticals; preparing asepticproducts; inventory control; purchasing; merchandising; record keeping as required under such acts as the Food and Drug Act; narcotics control; third party billing; drug distribution; pre-packing pharmaceuticals; computer processing; and clerical and other duties as necessary.... [-]


Diploma Practical Nursing

Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Surrey Vancouver Winnipeg + 1 more

The Practical Nursing diploma program at CDI College will prepare you to work in medical, surgical and rehabilitation care in a variety of positions [+]

 

Practical Nursing

 

Are you interested in a career in health care? Would you love to work closely with other health care specialists in acute care wards, private homes, public schools or long-term care facilities? If so, you should consider a career as a Practical Nurse.

 

The Practical Nursing diploma program at CDI College will prepare you to work in medical, surgical and rehabilitation care in a variety of positions. This comprehensive 51-week training program prepares you to assume the fundamental duties and responsibilities of a Practical Nurse. The curriculum adheres to the standards laid out by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia and the course work combines both classroom learning and lab work. Through a series of Nursing Arts courses, you will learn both holistic and clinical practices. You will also gain hands-on experience through three supervised practicum placements in acute care facilities, gerontology ward and community medical care centers. At the end of your third practicum placement, you will participate in a preceptorship and job search training, to help transition you from student to graduate.... [-]


Registered Massage Therapy Diploma

Campus September 2017 Canada Victoria

The comprehensive Registered Massage Therapy program at CDI College will train you for a career in this growing healthcare field. [+]

The comprehensive Registered Massage Therapy program at CDI College will train you for a career in this growing healthcare field. You’ll study anatomy, physiology, nutrition and more. You’ll cover the essential practices of massage and learn how they’re used to treat a wide range of conditions and promote wellness. You’ll work with clients in the supervised Student Clinic and put your new skill set to the test. This program meets the competencies listed by the College of Massage Therapists of BC (CTMBC) Occupational Competency Profile. As a graduate, you will be prepared to write the CMTBC registration examinations. [-]

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