Meet Den DeBlois: My Experience in Herzing's Graphic Design Program

Nov 24, 2020 1:09:39 PM

Den DeBlois in Toronto, Ontario

Like so many people, Den DeBlois tried out a few different career paths before settling on graphic design. He worked in security, toured with a band, and dabbled in design software for years, before officially earning his diploma.

But once Den enrolled in Herzing's Graphic Design program, his career came into focus very quickly.

He was offered not one, but two graphic design jobs, just one month after graduation. Two years later, he's the Senior Graphics Coordinator at a global company with offices in Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver.

Becoming an Immigration Case Manager versus Immigration Consultant

Nov 23, 2020 12:32:42 PM

Last year, the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) announced new requirements to become a licensed Immigration Consultant.

This was once a college diploma program. But now, prospective immigration consultants have to complete a university graduate studies program. Moreover, only two universities in Canada are authorized to offer the training, one in English and another in French.

Also, big changes in admission requirements have made it much tougher to qualify for immigration consultant training and licensing. Many aspiring consultants will simply not make the cut.

This begs the question: Are there other immigration career paths and training programs you can explore? What about the role of an Immigration Case Manager?

What is a Typical Day for a Medical Office Assistant?

Nov 19, 2020 2:52:26 PM

Summary of this post: Find out exactly what you'll be doing at work as a Medical Office Assistant. We explain the daily routine, important tasks, and life on-the-job as an MOA.

Which Interior Design Course Should You Choose? 6 Tips for Students

Nov 17, 2020 12:54:49 PM

Summary of this post: Find out what characteristics to look for in a quality Interior Design course. Learn how to compare programs and get a list of questions to ask admissions. We cover:

  1. Curriculum
  2. Internship
  3. Program length
  4. Graduate employment rates
  5. Career support services
  6. Reputation and reviews

This is such an exciting time to start a career in interior design. There are so many new software tools, tons of inspiring designers out there pushing boundaries, and a wide variety of job options in this field.

But let's take a step back. Your first priority is to find an Interior Design course that will actually get you hired.

There are many options out there, from DECs and AECs to Bachelor degrees in Interior Design.

This post is for people who want to bypass the theory and get straight to designing. So we'll be focusing on college Interior Design training, which is more practical and hands-on.

Is Medical Office Administration a Good Career? 6 Points to Consider

Nov 17, 2020 10:19:36 AM

Quick summary of this postWe examine the career of Medical Office Administration from 6 different angles. Find out if this role is right for you by understanding the following points: 

  1. Job description 
  2. Training requirements 
  3. Job outlook in Ottawa 
  4. Career options 
  5. Pros and Cons 
  6. Salary 

Many different factors come into play when you’re deciding on a career path. On the one hand, there are practical matters like salary, job description, and career outlook where you live. 

On the other hand, there’s your interest in the role and whether doing this work will make you truly happy and fulfilled. 

Wondering if medical office administration is a good career choice for you? 

You need to think it through from all the angles—practical and personal. 

The Best Health Care Aide Course in Winnipeg

Nov 11, 2020 1:38:28 PM

Students practicing health care aide techniques at Herzing College Winnipeg

Are you considering becoming a Health Care Aide? Chances are, you have probably already started researching health care aide courses in Winnipeg.

The city has several colleges that offer this program, so there are many options to choose from.

Most health care aide programs deliver similar courses and teach similar skills. They take the same amount of time to complete, include an internship, and promise good employment opportunities after graduation.

If programs are so similar, how do you know which college offers the best health care aide course?

You need to find the school that goes above and beyond basic requirements. You want the highest quality training delivered by the most experienced instructors.

Most importantly, you want a program that includes additional instruction in cutting-edge skills employers really want.

Over the years, Herzing College has developed a reputation for exceptional health care aid training. That's because we have some very special people developing and teaching this course.

What Does a Programmer Analyst Do? Role, Jobs & Salary in Quebec

Nov 11, 2020 9:59:47 AM

What exactly is a programmer analyst? In the IT industry, job titles change just as quickly as technology develops. There's often confusion about who does what—and where responsibilities overlap.

Such is the case with "programmer analyst." Part software developer, part systems analyst, part IT support specialist: this role encompasses a broad skillset.

But it all boils down to this: programmers figure out what kinds of systems and applications a company needs, and then develop or customize solutions to meet those needs.

This work involves writing and testing code, researching software solutions, debugging and optimizing products, and training end-users.

Here's where things can get confusing. You will see job postings and training programs refer to this role by several other names, including:

  • software developer
  • applications programmer
  • systems programmer
  • database developer
  • web programmer

A skilled programmer analyst can qualify for all these roles. With the right training, they can be full-stack software developers, database programmers, testers/debuggers, and more.

What Does a Medical Office Administrator Do? Skills, Tasks, Careers

Nov 6, 2020 10:42:33 AM

When you arrive at a hospital or clinic, the first person you interact with is a medical office administrator/assistant. 

Medical office assistants greet all incoming patients, collect their information, confirm their appointments, and direct them to the correct department or clinician. 

They also do a lot of work behind-the-scenes, which helps the clinic run smoothly. 

Medical office administration involves a combination of clerical and clinical work. It’s the ideal career for people who want to work in healthcare, but aren’t interested in nursing or other front-line patient care roles. 

Considering becoming a medical office administrator (MOA)? In this post, we provide a clear break down of the MOA role and responsibilities.  

Find out what you’ll be doing each day at work, which skills you’ll need to get hired, and what to expect in training. 

Herzing’s New Cybersecurity Training Program Now Available Online

Nov 3, 2020 12:20:07 PM

Cybersecurity is one of the biggest skills gaps in today’s job market. Canada is suffering from a major shortage with thousands of unfilled information security jobs.  

The United States is short about half a million cybersecurity specialists, and experts predict we’ll have at least 2 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs worldwide by 2022. 

Covid-19 has only added to the problem. As a huge segment of the global workforce shifts to work-from-home, hackers are taking advantage of remote network vulnerabilities. 

Meanwhile, many cybersecurity specialists have been reassigned to IT support roles, helping team members get set up from remote locations. 

The global consensus is clear: cyber threats are evolving at a faster pace than IT security teams can handle. We need more talent and we need it now.

Herzing launched a new Cybersecurity training program to meet this need, and help students take advantage of job opportunities in the IT security field. 

Considering this career? 

Find out what Herzing's Cybersecurity course has to offer.

How Do You Become a Certified Health and Safety Officer in Canada?

Oct 27, 2020 1:40:35 PM

Occupational health and safety (OHSis a fast-growing field in Canada. Long before Covid-19 pushed workplace safety into the spotlight, we have been striving to reduce work-related accidents, injuries, and deaths. 

This is what OHS is all about: protecting the physical and psychological wellness of people at work.

Ontario has clearly defined occupational health and safety laws—regulations both business owners and employees must follow.

Unfortunately, not all employers and workers understand or comply with these rules.

This is why skilled health and safety officers are in such high demand. These professionals ensure companies are following the law, and they provide training and strategies to improve workplace safety.

Considering a career in OHS? Her are the steps to become a certified occupational health and safety officer, plus helpful information on skills and careers.