About our College

Willis College offers a career-focused approach to adult education, enabling graduates to transition into careers in business, technology, and healthcare.  Over the years, this adult private career college has played a major role in seeing more than 150,000 graduates,   leading successful lives in Canadian communities and around the world.

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Business Programs

Our Business Programs allow you the opportunity to explore your potential in Business Administration. All our Business Diploma Programs are tailored to the ever changing needs of Business. We offer programs in Marketing, Human Resources, Payroll, Office Administration, Accounting, and Business Management.

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Technology Programs

Whether you already have an IT education, years of experience, or you are just starting out, we have programs right for you. Technology programs were developed in partnership with a leading Fortune 500 company, Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), to address the IT Cyber Security shortage in Ottawa and North America. Fortinet is a worldwide provider of network security appliances and a market leader in unified threat management.

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Healthcare Programs

Are you interested in working with people in need on a one-on-one basis? Personal Support Workers are an important part of any health care team. The Personal Support Worker Program enables you to develop skills required to provide personal support services to patients/clients of all ages, and their families, in the community, at home, in hospitals and in long-term care facilities. Services provided by a PSW include: assistance in routine daily living activities, mobility, personal care and hygiene, ongoing medical conditions and medications, and management of household activities. Students will learn to assist with the duties of everyday living in all types of settings, for all types of clients.

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Cyber Security Academy

Cybersecurity is the body of technologies, processes and practices designed to protect networks, computers and data from attacks, damage and unauthorized access. Cybersecurity training teaches professionals to spot vulnerabilities, immediately respond to emergencies and fend off attacks.  Willis College has taken the lead in addressing the critical cybersecurity skills shortage by establishing the Willis Cyber Security Academy.  The academy is equipped with our partners’ state-of-the –art network devices and uses an industry standard curriculum taught by our professionally trained instructors. All of this combined provides a comprehensive offensive and defensive cyber security training environment.

Our Valued Partners

Over the past five years, Sophos, Fortinet, Check Point, Microsoft, Comptia, SonicWall and SageTEA as well as other organizations in partnership with Willis College developed a comprehensive post-secondary diploma program and provided specialized curriculums as well as training and support.  Collaboratively, we have been able to outfit the Willis Cybersecurity Academy with the necessary equipment to enable students to gain hands-on experience using the best and newest technology while creating a talented pipeline for their organizations.

Willis College is proud to partner with the Veteran Friendly Transition Program (VFTP) and deliver the first pilot program of its kind in Canada.

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Tearing down the barriers to Women in Cyber Security

May 9, 2018

Tearing down the barriers to Women in Cyber Security By Rima Aristocrat, President and CEO of the Willis Cyber Academy and Willis College, Ottawa.   Why are only 11% of Canadian cyber and network security professionals women? There’s absolutely no logical reason for it, and I can prove that. Before…

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The Common HR Problems Business College Grads Know to Prevent

April 25, 2018

It’s an established business principal that the fair management of individuals working in an organization translates into a more productive and motivated workforce. In fact, a recent survey indicated that 67% of US workers valued “respectful treatment of all employees” as “very important”, beating out all other considerations in their…

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