The secret of our students’ success comes from training with AOLCC Scarborough’s exclusive Integrated Learning™ System. The Integrated Learning™ System has helped our graduates successfully complete over one million training courses. Our mission is to improve the lives of under-served students and the communities in which they live. Globally, our flexible, supportive environment empowers dedicated students to achieve their goals. We promise to meet all your unique training needs. Demonstrate a genuine concern for your career success. Improve your productivity and marketability. Provide a high-quality learning experience. Excel in the delivery of superior career, business and computer skills training. Provide a warm and friendly learning environment. Employ caring, professional and knowledgeable staff.
What Is Integrated Learning™ System (ILS)?
Right from the beginning, Academy of Learning® has used the Integrated Learning™ System – a self-directed, multisensory learning experience – as its primary method of delivery. Rather than encouraging students to passively absorb skills and knowledge, ILS puts them in the driver’s seat of their learning experience. Students read, write, listen, practice, discuss, and create their way to achieving course outcomes. In addition, trained learning coaches provide personalized, just-in-time support and help learners master course content, discover effective study habits, manage test anxiety, and hone the professional skills they’ll need to succeed in the workplace. Some of the features of ILS include:
S.M.A.R.T Learning at Academy of Learning®: It’s hard to know where you’re going if you don’t have a destination already in mind. That’s why each AOLCC Scarborough course starts by showing you a map of where you’re going and what you will achieve. You’ll truly know how far you’ve come by seeing yourself conquer one Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-sensitive (SMART) goal after another!
Utilize Every Corner of Your Brain: Tired of taking courses where all you do is passively turn the page? We are, too! That’s why our ILS courses are created to maximize interaction, engage, and inspire. Through interaction with media, workbooks, and practical exercises, ILS courses actively involve students in their learning and motivate them to go further.
Achieve the Best Learning Results: ILS courses are filled with authentic exercises and tasks where you’ll apply what you’ve learned – just like you would in the workplace when you start your new career. Through ILS, you’ll gain the practical experience you need now rather than during your first few months on the job.
What Makes ILS Great?
See the points below to find out what makes the Integrated Learning™ System great:
Study the Way You Learn Best: ILS meets you where you are and supports you whether you are a visual, auditory, read/write, or kinesthetic learner.
Build Your Skill One Step at a Time: ILS uses a building block approach and helps you develop your skills step by step.
Boost Your Self-confidence: There is nothing more inspiring than seeing yourself successfully apply what you’ve learned and executed tasks with ease!
Get You Job-ready: Authentic, hands-on practice activities are built into each course and give you the opportunity to apply what you have learned.
Personalized, One-on-One Support: Your on-campus learning coach will support you every step of the way and give you the just-in-time assistance you need to succeed in your course.
Take Charge of Your Own Learning: The ILS invites you to discover your strengths and areas of growth as a learner, as well as how to advocate for what you need to learn best.
Strengthen Your Time-management Skills: Working with ILS will strengthen your time management skills and help you take charge of your own learning and progress.
Learn Like a Pro: In today’s competitive workplace, it is not enough to simply know things. ILS helps you learn how to learn, not just what to learn.
Build Your Technical Skills: With every ILS course you complete, you will become a more confident user of various software programs, applications, and media.
“We believe in Honest, Creative & Flexible Education.”
Academy of Learning: History
Founded as a franchise system in 1987, Academy of Learning® originally specialized in computer and business skills training for adult learners, based on the Integrated Learning™ System (ILSTM). This system is unique to Canada and offers a method of learning whereby course materials and instruction provide an all-encompassing learning experience using multi-sensory learning styles and preferences through student workbooks, media presentations and hands-on exercises. These learning styles are supported by an on-site qualified Campus Facilitator. ILS is exclusive to Academy of Learning®.
Beginning in the 1990s, some Academy of Learning® campuses also offer lesson content delivered to students in a vibrant, interactive classroom community. These courses follow the traditional delivery of content by an Instructor, based on daily standardized lesson plans that consist of an approved curriculum. When using this method of delivery, the instructor engages the class, provides individual coaching to help students gain the skills and knowledge they need to succeed, actively monitors their progress, and is ready to address their questions and concerns.
In more recent years, Academy of Learning® adopted “e-learning” technology as an extension of the Integrated Learning™ System. Students complete course materials presented within a comprehensive Academy Online System. This system incorporates online presentations, tutorials and media that combine with access to instructional materials, simulated labs, exercises, as well as quizzes, review questions, or pre- and post-tests. In this delivery method, students are supported by a qualified online instructor or an on-site qualified campus facilitator.
Additionally, Academy of Learning® has continued meeting adult learners’ changing needs by leveraging technology to offer an innovative method of learning – virtual learning. Students have the opportunity to learn and participate in a Virtual Classroom and participate in a live session with their instructor every day. Students also master the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their future careers through online digital media, textbooks, and software programs. A community of like-minded learners who are also changing their lives is just a click away!
Today, over 50 Academy of Learning® campuses, from British Columbia to Prince Edward Island, have helped students successfully completed over one million training courses. Depending on the province or territory, program offerings have expanded to Diploma-level and Certificate-level programs in the areas of Accounting, Business, Community Support Worker, Customer Service, Healthcare, Home Inspection, Hospitality, Information Technology, Insurance, Legal, Office Administration, and Web Design.
New programs and courses are continuously being developed to ensure that students receive current skills that will enable them to be successful in the marketplace while working to better their lives.
For more than 30 years, Academy of Learning’s main focal point has always been and continues to be the student. It provides methods of learning that will fulfill students’ needs, as well as the requirements of today’s competitive job market. Academy of Learning® has helped learners successfully complete over one million training courses.
Hear from Academy of Learning® Graduates!
“It is a great pleasure to be a student of the Academy of Learning, Business Administration for 10 months. Being an online student or coming to the school campus for a few months, it helped me a lot with my learning because the manager and staff members are approachable and creative. Rules and regulations are being implemented well. Tools and Facilities for learning are excellent. Environment is clean and safe. So far, overall, I highly recommend AOLCC as an excellent college of diploma.”
- Evelyn G.