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Accounting vs Business Administration: Which Diploma to Choose?

Jan 20, 2021 10:35:20 AM

There are many types of business diploma programs out there. A major hub like Toronto has enough business colleges and business programs to make your head spin. 

Just sorting through all the options can seem like a massive task. And then you’re faced with an even bigger question: which type of business diploma should I choose? 

There are certificates and diplomas in business management, business marketing, human resources, project management, occupational health and safety, and supply chain management (just to name a few!) 

At Herzing College Toronto, we offer four different business-related diploma programs.  

But in this post, we’re focusing on the difference between Business Administration and Accounting and Payroll Administration.

If you’ve landed on this page, you’re probably torn between these two diplomas and need some help to make a decision.  

We’ll break down key differences between these programs, and important points to consider when deciding which path to choose.

By the end of this post, you’ll know what step to take next.

Herzing’s Paralegal Diploma Program: What's it Really Like?

Jan 8, 2021 11:26:53 AM

Photo: Paralegal students conducting a mock trial at Herzing College Toronto (2019)

Quick Summary: Get key information on the structure of Herzing's Paralegal diploma program, including student reviews on the quality of the training and overall classroom experience.

 

Paralegal has become such a popular career in Ontario that we’ve seen dozens of training programs pop up across the province. 

There are paralegal diplomas and certificates, ranging from 1-3 years, and a mix of on-campus and online training options. 

Herzing College has been offering an accelerated Paralegal diploma program for several years, at campuses in both Toronto and Ottawa. 

What do all the paralegal programs have in common? They are all accredited by the Law Society of Ontario. The Law Society regulates paralegal training, so schools must get approval to legally offer the program. 

This means that all accredited paralegal diplomas and certificates offer the same core curriculum, as dictated by the Law Society. 

But that doesn't mean all programs are identical or created equal. 

Things like career services, student reviews, and graduate employment rates vary widely across paralegal programs. 

Community Services Worker Training: Is This Program Right For You?

Dec 16, 2020 1:35:35 PM

Are you looking for a career where you can help underprivileged and at-risk people, and make a real different in your local community?

Welcome to the world of social work. Social work is all about human rights, social justice, and helping those in need find independence and self-empowerment.

It's about creating a more fair and inclusive society, where all people are treated with respect and have opportunities to thrive.

If you don't want to attend university and earn a social work degree, there are others ways to start a career in this field.

Community services workers (CSWs) are a great example. You can become a CSW with a college diploma that takes just 12 months to complete.

Is this career path right for you? In this post, we'll walk you through some key points to consider. Find out if Community Services Worker training is right for you and how to get started.

Meet Vince: Graphic Design Graduate Creates Custom Gear for NHL Stars

Dec 7, 2020 12:42:53 PM

Did you know that graphic designers can build successful careers designing hockey equipment like pads and helmets?

No? You're not alone. Neither did Vince Arnone or his parents. In fact, Vince never even considered studying graphic design.

He started out in a sporting goods business program, on track to become a sales rep, when he realized he wanted something different.

For years, Vince had been playing around with hockey pad designs, even selling a few ideas as a freelancer. But he never believed it could turn into a lucrative full-time career.

Instead, he focused on side projects and taught himself some basic Adobe design skills. It wasn't until he tried landing a real graphic design job that Vince realized he needed more training.

He enrolled in the Graphic Design program at Herzing College Toronto, learned the software, honed his craft, and kept right on making those hockey pad designs.

Two short years later, Vince has been recruited as a Content Creator for TSN, and NHL stars across North America are wearing his custom designs.

Turns out becoming a hockey equipment designer isn't such a crazy idea after all.

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 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. 

Covid-19 Spikes Demand for Health and Safety Professionals in Ontario

Oct 16, 2020 1:56:50 PM

A health and safety worker screens employees for Covid-19 symptoms before they enter the building

There is no doubt about it: the Covid-19 pandemic has caused massive changes in how we work, especially when it comes to workplace health and safety.  

From mandatory masks and temperature screening, to plexiglass partitions and work-from-home orders. Businesses across the planet are racing to revise their occupational health and safety (OHS) policies. 

Immigration Case Manager VS Immigration Consultant: 4 Differences

Oct 8, 2020 1:21:59 PM

Canada is experiencing an immigration boom. We are attracting hundreds of thousands of immigrants every year and expect the trend to continue well into the future.  

This boom has generated very strong demand for skilled immigration professionals. These are the experts who help applicants secure visas to study, work, and settle in Canada. 

The industry includes immigration lawyers, immigration consultants, and immigration case managers. Each has a different role to play in assisting clients, and different training requirements.

Are you considering a career in immigration, but don’t want to become a lawyer? Immigration Consultant or Immigration Case Manager are both excellent alternatives.  

Which path should you choose? 

3 Major Tech Trends Impacting the Role of Network Administrator

Sep 29, 2020 3:48:15 PM

Students currently pursuing diplomas in network administration are entering a field that is rapidly evolving in the wake of several powerful technology trends.

Graduates must be ready to apply and adapt what they've learned in training, while continuously expanding their knowledge to accommodate new technologies that directly impact the way networks are configured, maintained, and protected.

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