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.

Healthcare Programs Offered in Ottawa and Arnprior

Personal Support Worker Certificate / CO-OP

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.

Graduates are qualified for careers in the Personal Support Worker field, such as: 

Long-Term Care Support Worker, Retirement Residence Worker, Rehabilitation Aid, Group Home Support, and Hospital Aid.  PSW’s can also find employment in childcare environments, palliative and respite care centers, hospices, and find a career in many private and not-for profit community agencies, municipal governments and even be self-employed.

Medical Office Administrator with Ward Clerk Specialist Diploma / CO-OP

Successes in today’s healthcare industries depend on having capable, well-rounded employees who can multi-task to meet a variety of challenges. Willis College is one of the only institutions where you will earn a Ward Clerk Specialty in addition to your diploma, which is needed to work in a hospital environment. Willis College’s Medical Office Administrator with Ward Clerk Specialist diploma program provides students with a broad foundation of the professional medical environment, which will help develop proficiencies appropriate for a wide range of careers. Strong focus is given to Healthcare Terminology, Medical Office Procedures and Software, Health Office Billing & Transcripts, Accounting fundamentals, Records Management, as well as Microsoft Office Applications that are used in today’s offices. The Medical Office Administrator with Ward Clerk Specialist program includes a 4 week Co-op and a Red Cross CPR & First Aid, Level C certificate.

Graduates are qualified for careers in Medical Office Administration, such as: 

Medical/Ward Secretary, Medical Transcriptionist, Hospital Admitting Clerk Supervisor, Ward Clerk, Medical Office Administrator, Hospital Clerk, Medical Office Assistant, Medical Receptionist,  and Hospital Information Clerk.

Addictions and Community Service Worker Diploma / CO-OP

Are you a caring, compassionate person who wants to help others? If so, then the Addictions and Community Services Worker Diploma Program might be the right match for you! This program has been designed to provide graduates with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to administer and implement a variety of social and community based service programs. Students will develop skills in client assessment, proper referral making, and monitoring and evaluating effectiveness of client treatment. Students will get certified in Non Violent Crisis Intervention, First Aid / CPR Level C, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and Elderly Abuse Prevention. This program includes a guaranteed 8 week CO-OP to gain needed experience in the workplace. 

Graduates are qualified for careers in Community Service, such as: 

Addictions Worker, Support Worker, Relief or Distress Centre Counselor, Non-Profit Community Worker, Counselor, Group Home Worker, Client Services Worker, Outreach Worker and many other choices in various social, psychological and support organizations.

*Please Note: Not all programs are offered on all campuses. Please contact the campus nearest you for program details.


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