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Meet Paolo: My Review of Herzing's MOA Diploma Program

Aug 2, 2019 11:08:12 AM

Paolo Antonio Cortez, Medical Office Administrator student at Herzing College Toronto

Thinking about enrolling in a Medical Office Administrator (MOA) program? Wondering what to expect in class, or if this career is the right choice for you?

Meet Paolo Antonio Cortez. He's the best person to talk to about MOA training, because he's currently taking the program at Herzing College Toronto.

Meet Ikenna: Building Design Grad Lands Unique Job as Lighting Designer

Jul 3, 2019 10:43:17 AM

Image courtesy of Zaneen where Ikenna works as a lighting designer/tester

Would you ever guess that a building design graduate could end up specializing in high-end lighting design and quality testing?

Meet Ikenna Okpara. Ikenna is a perfect example of how diverse the field of design truly is—and the many (unexpected) things you can do with a Building Design diploma.

Explore our Community Services Worker Program with Instructor, Cindy Palmer

Jun 20, 2019 4:27:33 PM

Community Services Worker instructor, Cindy Palmer (centre, red dress) with her students at the Herzing College Toronto campus

There's steady demand for community services workers in the GTA right now. In fact, employment in this field has seen strong growth over the past decade, all across Ontario.

Community services workers (CSWs) support at-risk, vulnerable populations in many different kinds of settings. They work in the health care and social assistance sectors—at group homes, shelters, schools, and with community organizations.

Considering this career path? Have questions about training and job options?

Cindy Palmer is the perfect person to talk to. She teaches the Community Services Worker program at Herzing College, and has extensive experience in the social work field.

Want to Become a Paralegal? Your First 5 Steps

Jun 7, 2019 3:30:36 PM

Over the last few years, paralegal has become a very popular career choice in Ontario. There are a few reasons for this. One, there's the special status of paralegals in Ontario—which means they can represent clients in court for certain matters, and run their own practices.

Two, when you compare to law school, you can become a paralegal and start your career quite quickly. Admission requirements for paralegal programs are fairly simple, and the training itself takes just 1-2 years to complete.

7 Skills You'll Need to Get Hired as a Medical Office Administrator

May 17, 2019 11:51:15 AM

If you're reading this post, chances are you're seriously considering a career in medical office administration. Maybe you've already decided on a training program, or you're still researching options.

Pros & Cons of a Graphic Design Career: Should You Go For It?

Apr 30, 2019 2:42:35 PM

Updated: November, 2020

What exactly is graphic design? This might seem like a really obvious starting point to this blog post—but it's key to knowing if this career path is truly right for you.

4 Steps to Starting a Business Career (without a university degree)

Mar 29, 2019 1:36:26 PM

Not everyone wants to spend 4 years, and thousands of dollars, on a business degree. The average Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Toronto can cost upward of $40,000. The price is much higher if you're an international student.

Starting a Career in Building Design: Your First 5 Steps

Mar 22, 2019 3:54:52 PM

Updated November, 2020

Interested in architecture, building design, and the construction process? Like the idea of being part of a design team, and watching your concepts come to life as real buildings?

You've got a few different options, in terms of design training and careers. You can go to university and complete a bachelor's or master's degree in architecture.

Or, you can focus on the inside of buildings and homes, and become an interior designer.

Another option is to become a building design technician. This typically involves a 1-2 year diploma program in drafting and design technology.

If you're looking for a shorter training option, becoming a building designer makes more sense than becoming a licensed architect. 

Let's take a closer look at what it takes to start a career in this field.

6 Excellent Reasons to Choose a Career in Social Services

Mar 11, 2019 2:15:19 PM

Over the years, we've trained hundreds of social services workers. These people come from various backgrounds and walks of life—but they all have one important thing in common. They want to make a positive, lasting difference in their communities.

Would You Make a Good Community Services Worker? Here's How to Find Out

Mar 1, 2019 3:01:57 PM

The latest career report from the Government of Canada Job Bank tells us demand is steady for Community Services Workers (CSWs) in Toronto. And it's expected to remain stable over the next 10 years.

We'll have a balance of job-seekers and employers, and fair amount of growth in terms of community services and programs on offer.

What does all this mean? Well, it's positive news for anyone who feels called to a career in social services. It means there are opportunities to truly make a difference in your local community, delivering specialized support to the people who need it most.