Oxford Brochure 2014 by Najam Amin Butt

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College Credentials We’re located in the beautiful part of the Toronto City. Where you or your child feel secure and will enjoy a healthy life.

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established in 2003 registered as a Private Career College under the Private Career Colleges Act 2005 registered with Human resources and Skills development Canada as an authorized training provider Our dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the Commission on dental Accreditation of Canada A Member of the National Association of Career Colleges A Member of the Ontario Association of Career Colleges An Institutional Member of dental Hygiene educators Canada A Member of the Ontario Society of Medical Technologists

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connecT WiTh us AddreSS: Oxford College 670 Progress Avenue Scarborough, Ontario M1H 3A4 Canada Phone:416-439-8668 Toll free:1-866-600-6604 - 1-866-600-6605 fax:416-332-0470 email: info@oxfordedu.ca

dePArTMenT conTAcTs AdMISSIONS OffICe Phone:416. 439.8668- ext 8041 email:admissions@oxfordedu.ca

CAreer reSOurCe CeNTre Phone:416. 439.8668- ext 8027 email:careercentre@oxfordedu.ca

STudeNT reSOurCe CeNTre Phone:416. 439.8668- ext 8029 email:librarian@oxfordedu.ca

fINANCIAl AId OffICe Phone:416. 439.8668- ext 8020 email:fao@oxfordedu.ca

CAMPuS fACIlITIeS Phone:416. 439.8668- ext 8030 email:facilities@oxfordedu.ca


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A Message from The President

College of Arts, Business and Technology


Welcome to Oxford College. As President and founder of this dynamic institution, I would like to personally commend you on your decision in pursuing higher education. This is the beginning of an exciting journey. Having being faced with the same decision myself, I understand the interest you have in setting your goals and achieving your dreams. I have now been in the education industry for over 20 years, and can assure you that you are making a wise decision in considering Oxford College as your post-secondary institution. A successful college must offer programs which are high-quality, in-demand and most importantly, lead to rewarding careers. At Oxford College we focus on the fields of health and pharmaceutical sciences, business administration and information technology. Each one of these career paths are very promising as they are all currently in high demand and will continue to be so in the future. Our focus has led us to become one of Canada’s leading post-secondary educational institutions. What really sets Oxford College apart is our emphasis on both academic education and careeroriented training. In addition to being taught in our lecture rooms, our students receive handson training using the latest technology in our very own laboratories and clinics. This approach ensures that our graduates are ready to enter the workforce with the knowledge and training required to lead a successful career. We take great pride in our faculty as they are the heart of our organization and I am confident you will find them to be of tremendous help. They are all equally approachable and willing to give you the extra assistance should you require so. We do not compromise on the quality of education we provide and for this we have hand-picked our instructors based on their experience and expertise within their respective fields. When enrolled at Oxford College, you can be assured that you are receiving top-notch training from world class instructors. Our faculty is diverse and come from a wide spectrum of ethnic and educational backgrounds. Our diversity allows us to understand and respect our students individual needs. When you have the opportunity to visit us you will very quickly realize why Oxford College is the institution of your choice. Our impressive campus, which is located in the heart of Scarborough, is well equipped with multiple lecture rooms, Student and Career Resource Centres, a Student Lounge and cutting-edge laboratories and clinics.You have definitely made the right decision to pursue higher education and career training. We are all as committed to your success as you are and we look forward to the opportunity of helping you achieve your goals and dreams. M. Wajiduddin President, Founder



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Credentials Campus Perceive the future You Career resource Centre Student Support Services How do I enroll? financial Assistance

our ProgrAMs School of Health Sciences • Clinical research Associate • dental Hygiene • early Childcare Assistant • Intra Oral dental Assistant (levels 1 & 2) • Medical laboratory Technician • Office Administration dental/Medical • Personal Support Worker School of Pharmaceutical Sciences • Pharmacy Assistant • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technologist • Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance/Quality Control Technologist School of Business • Business Administration • financial Assistant/Computerized Accounting • Office Assistant School of Computer and Information Technology • Applied Information Technology • Certified Web designer • digital graphics and desktop Publishing • Multimedia Production Assistant

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Perceive the Future You! Post-secondary education is an essential tool necessary in todays workplace. Studies have shown that your income will generally be greater with higher education and that post-secondary education can lead to a longer, healthier and happier life. Many careers require a diploma or certificate and employers insist on post-secondary education of some kind. An investment in education now will benefit you for the rest of your life. Take the step and become the Future You.iums

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Acrasia Robbins (Dental Hygiene)

Going through a college program like dental hygiene can be a challenging experience, and sometimes they have unexpected obstacles. This was the case with Acrasia Robbins, who has used her determination and drive to overcome a series of medical issues over the last several months, including having to spend time in hospital. Acrasia says that staying focused on the goal of graduating helped her through some difficult times. “It’s a hard, hard program, and you cannot give up,” she says. Acrasia, a native of Brantford, Ontario, wanted to become a dental hygienist, because she saw this to be a stable, well-paying profession, and that she “really enjoyed helping people.” Although it took her an extra semester to complete her studies at Oxford, Acrasia is now poised to graduate this month. The 29 year-old plans to start working with Dentists without Borders, a non-profit organization that provides oral health services in developing places around the world. Acrasia gives the following advice to students starting the dental hygiene program: “Stay focused, try not to get involved in the the negativity (obstacles, self-doubt) and remain hopeful. Don’t doubt yourself!” For more information about Dentists without Borders, go to:www.dentistswithoutborders.org


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Be a Proud Oxfordian Post-secondary education is an essential tool necessary in todays workplace. Studies have shown that your income will generally be greater with higher education and that post-secondary education can lead to a longer, healthier and happier life. Many careers require a diploma or certificate and employers insist on post-secondary education of some kind. An investment in education now will benefit you for the rest of your life. Take the step and become the Future You.iums

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Tammy Hanas (Dental Hygiene)

Faced with a twelve year wait to get into a dental hygiene school in Saskatchewan, Tammy Hanas decided to pack up and move to Toronto, where she attended Oxford College’s program. “I’m a city girl at heart,” says Tammy, so it wasn’t hard to adjust.” Tammy graduated from Oxford in August 2010, and is now planning on practicing dental hygiene in Toronto for a few years before heading back west. The 28 year old had four years of experience as a Dental Assistant, which helped Tammy cope with the demands of clinic, but it was the part of the program she loved the most, as it allowed her to interact with real patients and “get to focus on what you are here for.” Tammy advises current students to “stay focused - especially with the points in clinic, but the end will come and you will graduate.”



We helP You Achieve, everY sTeP of The WAY. At Oxford College we believe that your success is our success; that is why we go the extra mile in providing support services exclusively for our students. These additional services include; one-on-one assistance, professional development workshops with industry representatives, a reference librarian who will aid you in your research and a Career resource Centre where you will have access to a full-time Career Counsellor. Additionally, students receive group discounts to various outlets including the TTC and gO Transit, home and auto insurance, etc.

Percieve. Believe. Achieve. Oxford College provides an opportunity to embrace possibilities - to take a plunge and dive into new ideas, techniques and ways of thinking. embarking on a new journey may prove to be a bit overwhelming without the support of professionally trained and practicing faculty to act as your guide. They help you make sense of how your current interests and developing skills relate to the many directions and opportunities that lay ahead. With a solid foundation and an unwavering commitment to their own professional practices, Oxford College’s faculty offer a wealth of knowledge and experience that is invaluable to our students. Our faculty consists of a diverse group of over 50 professional practicing dental hygienists, pharmaceutical manufacturing technologists and scholars who bring academic theory and real-world practical knowledge into our laboratories and lecture rooms. They are here to assist you in following through with your own innovative ideas for your future career developmental goals and they take it upon themselves to encourage you every step of the way. Oxford College not only prepares you to be a professional but also offers you plenty of opportunities for your career growth


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Our Admissions Department can be contacted by: Telephone: 416-439-8668 Toll-Free: 1-866-600-6604 E-mail: admissions@oxfordedu.ca

Registration Process Oxford College has a simple process to help prospective students enroll into one of our programs. Although our programs accommodate for multiple start dates they are in high demand and fill up quickly. Therefore, to avoid any delay of being put onto a wait list, we recommend that applicants begin the application process as soon as possible. To begin the process, the first step is to contact our Admissions Department.Our team of Education Consultants will be glad to assist you in evaluating your current skill set, previous education future career goals in order to guide you in choosing the most suitable career path. We welcome you to tour our campus and discover for yourself the benefits of joining Oxford College. To apply to any one of our programs, you will need to complete our Application Registration Form, which you may download directly from our website (www.oxfordedu.ca) or pick-up in person from our admissions office.


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Need Financial Assistance? We can help. Dont let tuition fees get between you and your dreams. Oxford College offers a wide range of financial assistance options which are designed specifically to help simplify our tuition payment process. Our financial assistance options are flexible, affordable and easy-to-manage. We are here to assist you; ask us how our financial assistance options can help you in funding your education. Funding from Financial Institutions: Oxford College and Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) have teamed up to offer financial assistance options through the RBC Student Line of Credit. While enrolled in school, students are responsible to re-pay only the interest portion of any outstanding balance; regular interest and principle payments would commence upon achieving employment. Government Student Funding: Oxford College is amongst an exclusive group of private career colleges in Canada that have met the criteria to offer our students access to government student loans which include; the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP); the Federal and Provincial government offers various funding programs such as OSAP that allow students the ability to afford their education and often living expenses. Find out if you qualify by speaking to one of our Financial Aid Officers today! Second Career Program: If you’ve been laid off within the last 12 months and are currently unemployed or working less than 20 hours a week, you may qualify for the Second Career Program. For more courses, visit:

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Second Career is a newly created Ontario government program which was designed to help unemployed workers who commit to a long-term training plan make the transition to new careers in growing areas of the economy. You may qualify for up to $28 000, or more in some cases, to pay for tuition and expenses such as: • Books • Living expenses • Help caring for dependents • Travel & transportation • Disability supports • Other living and training costs


WSIB Funding: If you are injured in an accident or develop medical problems due to work, you may qualify for WSIB funding which can be used to finance your education. Lifelong Learning Plan: This plan is flexible! The Lifelong Learning Plan allows individuals to withdraw funds from their Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) to use toward paying for education; these funds may also be used toward paying for training or education of a spouse or common-law partner. An added benefit is that you do not have to include the withdrawn amount(s) in your income, and the RRSP issuer will not withhold tax on these amounts; additionally you have up to 10 years to repay these withdrawals to your RRSPs. Self Funding Option: Our monthly tuition fee payment plan helps our students to self-fund their education. Our Financial Aid Officers are happy to provide more information regarding this payment option. Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP): An RESP is an Education Savings Plan registered under Canadas Income Tax Act which was established for the purpose of providing financial assistance to a Beneficiary (usually a child) when he or she pursues a post-secondary education; investment earnings on savings within an RESP are taxsheltered until the child is ready for post-secondary education; the earnings are taxed in the hands of the student who typically pays little to no tax; in addition, RESPs may qualify for various government incentives that help parents, relatives and friends save for a child’s post-secondary education.


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• Dental Hygiene • Intra-Oral Dental Assistant Level 1 and 2 • Clinical Research • Financial Assistant / Computerized Accounting • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technologist • Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance / Quality Control Technologist • Medical Laboratory Technician • Dental / Medical Office Administrator • Pharmacy Assistance “ Go online to read the success stories of Oxford Gradutaes that changed their lives “

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Clinical Research Associate The Clinical Research Associate Program at Oxford College is offered as a post-graduate Diploma program which was designed specifically to allow graduates the opportunity of entering the research field. Our Graduates have begun their career paths as Clinical Research Coordinators, Investigators and Associates. This program will create new opportunities for graduates to maximize their skills as research associates. Research centres, hospitals, pharmaceutical and medical companies are required to do extensive testing on new products prior to their release, and clinical researchers carry out this task. We will prepare you to assist researchers by teaching you skills such as: • The design of trial programs • The selection of trial participants • Implementation and monitoring of tests • Management of research • Results analysis • Statistical analysis

Admission Requirements 1. Minimum B.Sc, Foreign trained Doctor, Dentist, 2. Pharmacist, RNs and other Health Professionals 3. A personal interview 4. Canada Wide Police Record Search 5. Medical Immunization Record Completed

Post Graduate Diploma School of Health Sciences

50 Weeks

Curriculum • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Anatomy & Physiology for Clinical Research Pathophysiology for Clinical Research Cellular and Molecular Immunology Principles of Molecular Genetics Clinical Trials and Responsibility New Drug Discovery and Development Statistics in Clinical Trials Research MS Excel and Access Statistics and Databases Ethics and Regulations in Clinical Research Good Clinical Practice Clinical Trial Design for drugs and Therapeutics Clinical Trials for Devices and Surgical Procedures Applications to Regulatory Bodies Clinical Trials Management I Clinical Trials Management II The Clinical Trial Protocol Research Papers and Presentation Skills Professional development in Clinical Research Management and Leadership Skills Writing and Reviewing for Clinical Research Communication, Negotiation and Influencing Skills The Canadian Healthcare System Major Areas in Clinical Research Ethics and Professionalism in Healthcare Transcultural Communication in Healthcare Infection Control and Communicable Diseases Resume Writing Skills for Clinical Research Skills for your Interview in Clinical Research

Three month placement in clinical research environment

The Career Resource Centre Counsellor will help you conduct an effective career search and teach you career management strategies as part of our educational process.


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Juela Sejdo

(Clinical Research)

Outside her office in downtown Toronto, Juela Sejdo reflects on her last few years training to become a Clinical Research Associate, and her work now with the TARget Kids project. Like many of her fellow CRA graduates, Juela said she is “extremely happy” with how her efforts at obtaining an education have led to full-time work. Juela came to Canada in 2006 after finishing her medical residency in her native Albania. Like many International Medical Graduates, Juela learned that her credentials and training were not adequate to become a physician in this country. After considering other programs, Juela decided on enrolling in Oxford College’s Clinical Research program, as she “wanted to see myself doing something in my field.” Before entering the program, Juela contacted some of the program’s first graduates and learned about the opportunities by going to Oxford, including the chance to have a placement at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). She insisted on getting a placement at that hospital, where she spent four months. “You don’t do big things,” said Juela, “but is a great start.” From there she moved onto further work, and has been employed fulltime since November 2010 in the TARget Kids project, which is collecting evidence on common nutrition and health problems affecting urban Canadian children.


Dental Hygiene Our uninterrupted 18-month program will train you in a number of disciplines which include; assessing the needs of dental hygiene clients, the planning, implementation and evaluation of oral disease prevention and overall oral health care promotion programs. The curriculum provides courses in dental, clinical and behavioral sciences. In addition, students will gain 450+ hours of hands-on practical training by serving patients in our public dental hygiene clinic.

Admission Requirements 1. OSSD or equivalent; this must include: Grade 12 English, Grade 11 Math, Grade 11 Biology, Grade 11 Chemistry or Physics 2. One-page essay entitled “Why I wish to become a Dental Hygienist” 3. A minimum of one letter of reference supporting your decision to enter this field A Preentrance Examination 4. Personal Interview Canada-Wide Police Clearance Search Medical Clearance Form completed by a physician 5. Hour observation with a dental hygienist

The Career Resource Centre Counsellor will help you conduct an effective career search and teach you career management strategies as part of our educational process.

Diploma School of Health Sciences

4 Semesters Curriculum

Semester 1 • Dental Hygiene Theory I • Dental Hygiene Pre-Clinic I • Medical Emergencies • Anatomy and Physiology • Dental Anatomy • Dental Office Management • Infection Control • Microbiology • Nutrition for Living • College English • Introduction to Psychology • Computer Application and Skills Semester 2 • Dental Hygiene Theory II • Dental Hygiene Pre-Clinic II • Dental • Radiography Theory • Dental Materials Theory • Dental Materials Lab • Head and Neck Anatomy • Periodontology I • Pharmacology Semester 3 • Dental Hygiene theory III • Dental Hygiene Pre-Clinic III • Dental Radiography Theory II • Dental Hygiene Clinic I • Professional Practice I • Community Dental Health I • Periodontology II • Histology and Embryology • Oral Pathology • Oral Health Education I Semester 4 • Dental Hygiene Theory IV • Dental Hygiene Clinic II • Professional Practice II • Community Dental Health II • Oral Health Education II


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Faced with a twelve year wait to get into a dental hygiene school in Saskatchewan, Tammy Hanas decided to pack up and move to Toronto, where she attended Oxford College’s program. “I’m a city girl at heart,” says Tammy, so it wasn’t hard to adjust.” Tammy graduated from Oxford in August 2010, and is now planning on practicing dental hygiene in Toronto for a few years before heading back west. The 28 year old had four years of experience as a Dental Assistant, which helped Tammy cope with the demands of clinic, but it was the part of the program she loved the most, as it allowed her to interact with real patients and “get to focus on what you are here for.” Tammy advises current students to “stay focused - especially with the points in clinic, but the end will come and you will graduate.”


Early Childcare Assistant In less than a year you may begin a rewarding career in shaping the lives of children and making a real difference. With more than half of all mothers with preschool-age children working outside the home, there is substantial demand for high quality childcare providers. Employment opportunities exist in child-care centres, kinder garten classrooms, nursery schools, agencies for exceptional children and other environments where early childcare education services are provided. You also have the option to be self-employed. Early Childcare Assistants provide care and guidance to preschool children under the supervision of Early Childhood Educators, and lead children in activities which help them stimulate and develop their intellectual, physical and emotional growth.

Diploma School of Health Sciences

38 Weeks Curriculum • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

In Class Introduction to Early Child Care and Education Roles and Responsibilities Child, Family and Community Introduction to Child Development Introduction to Prenatal and Infant Development Introduction to Toddler Development Health and Safety Written Communication Observation Skills Introduction to Preschool Development Guiding Children Curriculum Planning Nutrition

490 hours of Practicum

Admission Requirements 1) Completion of in-class training 2) Completion of 490-Hours Clinical Placement 3) Passing the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) Certification Exam

Graduation Requirements 1) Grade 12 education or mature student status 2) A personal interview 3) An admissions examination 4) Canada Wide Police Record Search (Negative) 5) Medical Immunization Record Completed The Career Resource Centre Counsellor will help you conduct an effective career search and teach you career management strategies as part of our educational process.



Intra-Oral Dental (Level 1 & 2) Upon completing just two semesters you will be a vital member of the oral health community. The Intra-Oral Dental Assistant program trains students to assist dentists during the examination and treatment of dental patients. Additionally, graduates will be capable of performing a variety of office and laboratory duties. Intra-Oral Dental Assistants are in high demand within the dental and medical fields. They generally find employment in dental offices and hospitals. In recent years there has been immense growth in this industry. Our program prepares students to meet the requirements of this rewarding profession. Our well equipped dental clinic provides a unique opportunity for students to learn first-hand the skills required for “real world” practice. The clinical experience at Oxford College - supported by field placements - reinforces the theoretical knowledge provided through academic studies.

Admission Requirements 1. 2. 3. 4.

Diploma School of Health Sciences

46 Weeks

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Professionalism, Ethics and Jurisprudence Dental Sciences Infection Control Patient Information and Assessment Hazard Management and Emergency Measures Communication, Psychology and Clients with Special Needs Oral Health Management Pharmacology, Anesthesia and Pain Control Clinical Dentistry Dental Radiography Dental Specialties Keyboarding and Computing Basics Dental Practice Management Employment and Career Management Dental Clinical Work Placement I Intra-Oral Skills Dental Clinical Work Placement II

Grade 12 education or mature student status Admissions Interview Entrance Examination Medical Immunization Record Completed

The Career Resource Centre Counsellor will help you conduct an effective career search and teach you career management strategies as part of our educational process.


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Acrasia Robbins (Dental Hygiene)

Going through a college program like dental hygiene can be a challenging experience, and sometimes they have unexpected obstacles. This was the case with Acrasia Robbins, who has used her determination and drive to overcome a series of medical issues over the last several months, including having to spend time in hospital. Acrasia says that staying focused on the goal of graduating helped her through some difficult times. “It’s a hard, hard program, and you cannot give up,” she says. Acrasia, a native of Brantford, Ontario, wanted to become a dental hygienist, because she saw this to be a stable, well-paying profession, and that she “really enjoyed helping people.” Although it took her an extra semester to complete her studies at Oxford, Acrasia is now poised to graduate this month. The 29 year-old plans to start working with Dentists without Borders, a non-profit organization that provides oral health services in developing places around the world. Acrasia gives the following advice to students starting the dental hygiene program: “Stay focused, try not to get involved in the the negativity (obstacles, self-doubt) and remain hopeful. Don’t doubt yourself!” For more information about Dentists without Borders, go to:www.dentistswithoutborders.org


Medical Laboratory Technician Our Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) program requires less than a year to complete. Graduates will be prepared with the skills necessary to work in a medical office or laboratory setting. In addition to your in-class learning, you will also receive hands-on training in a well-equipped medical laboratory; this will give you the practical knowledge you need to excel at your chosen career.

Admission Requirements 1. 2. 3. 4.

Grade 12 education or mature student status A personal interview Entrance examination Medical Immunization Record Completed

Diploma School of Health Sciences

34 Weeks

Curriculum In class • Introduction to Medical Technology, Healthcare, Interpersonal Skills, Communication, Problem Solving, Professionalism and Ethics • Introduction to Body and Disease • Introduction to Computers, Applications and Keyboarding • Clinical Laboratory Basics • Nervous and Endocrine Systems, Pharmacology, Therapeutic • Drug Monitoring • Administrative Procedures • MLA Techniques I • MLA Techniques II • MLA Techniques III • Employment and Career Management • CPR and First Aid Certifications • Clinical Placement - 150 Hours

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Personal Support Worker The Personal Support Worker (PSW) program offered at Oxford College allows graduates, in only 31 weeks, to play a vital role in the Ontario Governments plan to reform services provided to people in long-term care facilities or living at home in the community. This single program replaces two previous programs: Health Care Aide and Home Support Worker (Levels I, II & III). The program standardizes training and provides a solid educational base for workers who provide long-term care and support services.

Admission Requirements 1. 2. 3. 4.

Grade 12 education or mature student status A personal interview An Admissions Examination Canada-Wide Police Record Search (Negative) 5. Medical Immunization Record Completed 6. Graduation Requirements • 1) Completion of in-class training • 2) Completion of 355-Hours Clinical Placement 7. Passing the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) Certification Exam

Diploma School of Health Sciences

31 Weeks

Curriculum In class • Individuality of the Person • Role of the Personal Support Worker • Interpersonal Skills • Safety • Assisting a Person with Mobility • Abuse • Household Management and Meal Preparation • Optimal; Support and Care Planning • Personal Hygiene • Assisting the Family • Cognitive Impairment and Mental Health Issues • Assisting to Manage Ongoing Conditions • Assisting with Medications • Assisting a Person Who is Dying • Supervised Clinical Placement • Precepted Clinical Placement

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Pharmacy Assistant 1. In less than a year you will be prepared to begin a new career as a Pharmacy Assistant. 2. During the course of the program, students will receive training on topics which include; processing prescriptions, dispensing, calculating, billing and customer care skills. 3. Coupled with the theoretical aspect of the learning process students will also be given the opportunity to expand their skill set through our in-house simulated Pharmacy Assistant Laboratory. The Laboratory is equipped with prescription 4. bottles, measuring tools and POS registers in order to provide a real pharmacy experience. Upon the successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to utilize the training and skills received at Oxford College for a smooth 5. transition into the workforce. 6. Admission Requirements • 1. Grade 12 education or mature student status • 2. A personal interview • 3. An admissions examination

Diploma School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

36 Weeks Curriculum • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Introduction to Pharmacy Practice Human Anatomy and Physiology and Pathology and Medical Terminology Introduction to Computers, Applications and keyboarding Interpersonal Skills and Communication Pharmaceutical Calculations Pharmaceutical Law and Ethics Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Fundamentals Compounding Sterile Products Pharmacy Management Software Retail Pharmacy Practice Hospital and Long Term Care Pharmacy Practice

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Heba Elhawi (Dental Hygiene)

If you asked the faculty members at Oxford College to name one of the more memorable students they ever had, it is likely that many would answer Heba Elhawi. The spirited dental hygiene student was one known as outgoing and fun-loving, and at the same time dedicated to learning her craft. “I knew this was the right field for me,” said Heba in a recent visit back to Oxford College. Becoming a dental hygienist meant for her the “opportunity to be independent, work with your own patients.” She entered the college after working three years as a dental assistant. The program was by no means a breeze - she had to repeat the third semester, but Heba never thought of leaving. In June 2009 she graduated from the program and became a dental hygienist. Since then Heba has been working in the Toronto-area, using her Oxford training and dental connections to find work. She notes that at the beginning, new dental hygienists will probably only be able to find work on Saturdays or a couple nights a week. She also advises joining a temp agency or using Oxford College’s Career Centre to help find work. The 23-year-old has also started managing a dental office in Toronto, which Heba believes is going to be good experience for starting her own practice. “It’s wrong to think that you are a dental hygienists and just do hygiene,” she advises.


Pharmaceutical Diploma Manufacturing School of Pharmaceutical Sciences 50 Weeks Technologist A dynamic career awaits you in the harmaceutical Indus try. A Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technologist may also work as a Pharmaceutical Production Technologist, Coating Operator or Compounder. Employment opportunities are vast and are found in the biotechnology, food processing, breweries, cosmetics and herbal medicine industries. Manufacturing is the lifeline of the pharmaceutical industry. Many companies operate on a continuous production cycle in order to meet production demands. All processes must comply with rigorous regulations and standards to pass in-house and external audits. Pharmaceutical Manufactur ing Technologists are responsible for the execution of a wide range of tasks and duties which include operating computer-controlled equipment, monitoring process flows, performing tests and recording data. Oxford College offers a short 50-week Diploma Program which includes practical training in our very own Pharma ceutical Manufacturing Plant. Our plant is equipped with a complete solid dosage manufacturing facility, and both a wet chemistry and microbiology laboratory. Our qualified and well experienced team of professors and instructors will prepare you to easily secure employment within leading pharmaceutical companies.

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Pharmaceutical Science Introduction to Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology

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Good Manufacturing Practice WHMIS and Plant Safety English Communications Skills Computer Fundamentals Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Professionalism, Interpersonal Skills, Group dynamics and Career

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Management Documentation and Reporting Compression Technology Tablet Coating Technology Granulation Technology Capsulation Technology Packaging Technology

Admission Requirements 1. Grade 12 education or mature student status 2. A personal interview 3. An admissions examination The Career Resource Centre Counsellor will help you conduct an effective career search and teach you career management strategies as part of our educational process.



Pharmaceutical Quality Diploma School of Pharmaceutical Sciences Assurance/Quality 50 Weeks Control Technologist As a Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) Technologist you will work in all areas of drug manu facturing from start to finish. harmaceutical QA/QC Technologists are mainly employed within the pharmaceutical industry; their training however allows them the option of working in a variety of other positions which include: Quality Control Technician, Laboratory Technician, HPLC Analyst, etc. They can also find employment in several other industries including; Biotechnology, Food Processing, Breweries, Cosmetics and Herbal Medicine. Our one year program provides students with a solid under standing of various pharmaceutical manufacturing processes as well as the pharmaceutical quality control systems and tools. Students will be trained to complete technical reports and ensure that the safety standards of the industry are being met.Their primary responsibilities include identification/ analysis/testing of raw materials and finished products, verification of processes, confirmation of efficacy, the packaging of finished products and preparation of documents and assurance of product safety. They also play a role in the transfer of products from development facilities to commer cial manufacturing sites. Additionally, Pharmaceutical QA/QC Technologist ensure that manufacturing and testing processes do not impact product quality or safety; they assist with investigations if manufacturing or testing deviations occur, troubleshoot and create a plan-of-action to ensure deviations are minimized.

Admission Requirements • Bachelor of Science degree from a University or 2-year college program in the sciences – major in Chemistry • A personal interview • An admissions examination

Curriculum • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Introduction to Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Laboratory Testing Pharmacology and Toxicology Pharmaceutical Microbiology Professionalism, Interpersonal Skills, Group Dynamics and Career Management Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Methods Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Pharmaceutical Statistics Good Manufacturing Practice and Good Laboratory Practice WHMIS and Laboratory Safety English Communication Skills Computer Fundamentals QA Systems in the Pharmaceutical Industry Analytical Methods Pharmaceutical Dissolution Testing Documentation and Report Writing Pharmaceutical Stability Validation Auditing

The Career Resource Centre Counsellor will help you conduct an effective career search and teach you career management strategies as part of our educational process.



Diploma Business School of Business Administration 60 Weeks In just a little over a year you will be prepared to take on a leadership role in the fast-paced world of business administration. Upon completing the four semester program, graduates will possess the necessary analytical and decisionmaking skills required to administer a successful business venture. This program is ideal for individuals who are both interested in starting their own business or working for an existing business. With the Business Administration program, a wide range of career possibilities await you. Our graduates have found employment in all areas of business including: • • • • •

• Banking • Business to business sales • Retail stores • Government • Industrial corporations

Admission Requirements 1. Grade 12 education or mature student status 2. A personal interview 3. An admissions examination

Curriculum • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Introduction to Accounting Mathematics I Business Communications Human Resources I Micro computing for Business I Marketing I Fundamentals of Accounting Mathematics II ntermediate Communications Business Law Organizational Behaviour Micro computing for Business II Marketing II Computerized Management Accounting Applications Advanced Communication Principles of Economics Enterprise Development and Management Administrative Practices and Management Policies Creative Selling ncome Tax Case Studies in Administration nternational Business Principles of Supervision Applied Human Relations Practices Fieldwork

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Financial Assistant/ Computerized Accounting Now is the perfect opportunity for you to take advantage of the growing trend of computerized accounting. Businesses of all sizes are increasing their reliance on computer systems to manage various aspects of business operations. This has resulted in a shift from traditional book-keeping practices to newer methods of automated accounting. Our 26 week program is designed to train students who are interested in upgrading their skill set or plan to pursue a career in the computerized accounting field. Students will be taught the terms, concepts and methods required to fully understand various accounting principles. Through the duration of our program, students will receive training which will introduce them to updated accounting methods and the most in-demand software which includes ACCPAC Plus and QuickBooks. They will also learn how to complete numerous tasks including accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger and payroll. This program is structured in such a way that it allows graduates to quickly enter into the accounting profession. Successful graduates have the option of pursuing a career within small and medium-sized businesses, government departments and even multinational corporations.

Diploma School of Business

26 Weeks

Curriculum • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Introduction to Operating System The Windows Desktop Introduction to Internet MS Outlook Microsoft Office Levels 1& 2 MS Word MS PowerPoint MS Excel and MS Access Accounting Fundamentals Accounting Principles Manual Bookkeeping Computerized Accounting Simply Accounting Software (with Payroll) ACCPAC Plus General Ledger ACCPAC Plus Accounts Receivable ACCPAC Plus Accounts Payable QuickBooks

Admission Requirements 1. Grade 12 education or mature student status 2. A personal interview 3. An admissions examination The Career Resource Centre Counsellor will help you conduct an effective career search and teach you career management strategies as part of our educational process.



Office Assistant This quick 12-week program will equip you with the neces sary skills and training required to work as an Office or Administrative Assistant. The objective of the program is to instruct students to develop skills and competencies in administrative duties, word processing and communication skills. Areas of focus include: • Keyboarding • Windows and Internet Explorer • Microsoft Word • Microsoft Excel • Microsoft Access • Office Procedures Students will also be provided with a career and employ ment strategies course that is designed to provide techniques in job interviewing, resume preparation, and job search management. Upon graduating from this program, you will be prepared to enter the work force with the option of being employed in a wide range of office settings.

Admission Requirements 1. Grade 12 education or mature student status 2. A personal interview

The Career Resource Centre Counsellor will help you conduct an effective career search and teach you career management strategies as part of our educational process.

Diploma School of Business

12 Weeks Curriculum • • • • • • • •

Keyboarding Windows MS Word – Levels 1 and 2 MS Excel – Level 1 MS Access – Level 1 Office Procedures Introduction to the Internet Job Preparation Seminar

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MulTiMediA ProducTion AssisTAnT Multimedia is a continually evolving and fastpaced career in which your creative abilities, combined with your command of appropriate computer software will allow you to create finished products such as compelling websites, audio/visual presentations, interactive computer graphics and a variety of print publications including posters, flyers, and brochures. The objective of this program is to train our students to become key personnel within the design, create and execute phase of many multimedia advertisement campaigns. upon completing the program, our graduates will successfully be able to apply the skills they have acquired onto “real world” design projects. This program will prepare students to step quickly into the dynamic world of multimedia production. Successful graduates can find employment as Web Page designers, Internet Consultants, graphic artists and Internet data Collectors within web design studios, in-house at large company web design departments, and entrepreneurial design enterprises.

Diploma School of Information Technology

34 Weeks Curriculum • • • • • • • • • • • •

Introduction to Windows and Mac Adobe Illustrator Comprehensive Quark xpress Adobe Photoshop – Comprehensive Imagining essentials Printing and Scanning Techniques Premiere Video and Sound editing 3d Studio Max Web Page design – Comprehensive Flash Macromedia director Multimedia Workshop

Admission requirements 1) grade 12 education or mature student status 2) A personal interview 3) An admissions examination • 3d Studio Max • flash

The program includes learning several important computer programs, including: • Adobe Illustrator • Photoshop • Quark xpress Students also learn website design, printing, scanning techniques as well as video and sound editing. Students also take part in a workshop where they create their own interactive Cd or website.

The Career Resource Centre Counsellor will help you conduct an effective career search and teach you career management strategies as part of our educational process.




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