Carlton Trail Regional College
My experiences at the Carlton Trail College
I wanted to do a one-year certification course after my graduation as I always aimed at getting a PR for Canada. I did a lot of research before applying to this college for my certificate course. The GPA of 8 helped through the admission process. I had applied through an Online Application available on the official website. An application fee of $45 was paid by me.
The curriculum helps me get a better understanding of the administrative field and also carve outrageous a better career path in the field. It also gives me the advantage to choose the best college and get the most out of it. The subjects offered in the curriculum are accounting, business communication, interpersonal communication, word processing, keyboarding, office procedures, etc.
To get better opportunities in Canada I decided to do a certificate course in office administration. I had submitted my IELTS score of 7 to prove my proficiency in the English language. The program also required my personal and official transcripts.
The program is 32 weeks long. Only one exam is to be held at the end of the program on the basis of which the certificate is given. The exam structure is simple and credit-based. The structure is convenient for students and it's also based on the work given in the field.
The faculty of my college is very cooperative. They have terminal degrees in their respective fields of study. They have helped me catch the important parts of the curriculum and also helped me identify my strengths and weaknesses. They have also helped me improve my attitude towards various situations and have made me realize the essence of time.
I had paid around $5200 for tuition fees and an additional amount of $45 was also paid by me for the application procedure. Books and supplies had cost me around $2000. The fee for the entire curriculum is to be paid at the starting of the course.
I chose the on-campus accommodation provided by the college. I spent around $1000 for my accommodation. The on-campus housing facility is situated at a distance of 10 minutes from the college which helped me save up on my travel expenses.
My college does not offer any placement opportunities for students. I am given full support by my professor to make an attractive CV and apply for various vacancies.
Since it is a certificate course we are provided with short term internships to gain practical knowledge. I work in a small publishing house near the college to gain experience and also to cover up some of my expenses.
A board/staff recognition event is celebrated in our college on June 5th every year where the faculty members and other staff members are awarded and given respect. On this day we pay their respects to the teachers, speeches are presented by students and teachers.
I had applied for a scholarship Carlton Trail College Student Awards during the time of my admission procedure. I was awarded the scholarship of $1000 as I had an early application. It helped me cover my accommodation expenses.
Monthly Expense : $1500 - $2500