The decision to go to a private career college is a very important one. Students need to do their homework before they enrol.
A private career college is an independent business that prepares students for a specific job, or gives them specific skills, such as computer skills. There are more than 500 registered private career colleges in Ontario.
Yes. Private career colleges operating in Ontario must be registered and must have their programs approved by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. The act that governs private career colleges is called the Private Career Colleges Act. This act ensures that private career colleges meet certain standards for the programs they offer, as well as advertising, refund policies, and instructor qualifications.
If a private career college is not registered and it is offering an unapproved program, it is breaking the law. If you enrol in an unregistered college or an unapproved program, you won't be protected by the Private Career Colleges Act.
Private career colleges offer certificate and diploma programs in many fields such as:
Private career colleges often appeal to people who:
Private career colleges often work with small groups of students rather than large classes, and offer:
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