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  • Archer Education Group Ajax Beijing Cheb (CZ) Hamilton Toronto Vancouver Sao Paulo Seoul Learn. Experience. Succeed!
  • Welcome to Archer Education Group! We are a combined technology and international education organization, dedicated to promoting education all over the world. We are very proud of our schools with locations across Canada. Our focus is on English language learning, high school programs, college courses and continuing education, linking to university entrance. Our goal is to provide education of the highest quality in excellent learning environments. Learn in our exceptional classes, Experience Canadian culture, Succeed in reaching your educational goals! P3 English Programs and Teacher Training P9 Specialized Programs and Internship P 13 Summer Camps and Group Programs P 17 High School Programs P 21 Post-Secondary Programs P 27 Accommodation, Activities, Student Services, and Facilities 2
  • English Programs and Teacher Training English Programs and Teacher Training Each year our language centres teach English to thousands of students from all corners of the world. Our students benefit from our structured programs, experienced teachers, and modern facilities. P4 English as a Second Language We offer 8 levels of classes from basic to high-advanced. On the first day of school our trained staff will assess your English level and place you in an appropriate class. P5 English Test Preparation Programs focusing on developing your test-taking skills will help you achieve your goals on standardized English tests such as TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, and Cambridge First Certificate. P6 English Teacher Training Archer College’s Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) programs prepare students to become effective English instructors in a variety of situations and environments. 3
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) English as a Second Language (ESL) Integrated Skills These morning classes quickly improve your skills in all areas of English by combining practical communication opportunities with effective skill-building exercises. Your teacher will focus on correcting your errors, use various teaching techniques, and take advantage of the latest technological resources available. Integration into the local Canadian community is how students see their success. Practice listening and speaking with trips, interviews, and guest speakers. Work with classmates on group presentations and projects. Three Study Options Grammar and vocabulary are developed through modern textbook study and online resources. You can choose one of the three options below depending on Community assignments give students experience using their how many hours you wish to study. new English in real-life situations. Part-Time (15 hours/week) You can choose either our Part-Time morning class (9:00 am Focused Skills – 12:00 pm) or Part-Time afternoon (1:00 pm – 4:30 pm). This option is ideal for students who wish to have some free time for In these afternoon classes, your teachers focus on helping you self-study or sightseeing. to concentrate on specific language skills. You will also have intensive, interactive practice sessions everyday to improve Full-Time (25 hours/week) comprehension in the following areas. In the Full-Time course you will study from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Monday to Friday. This is an excellent program for students who Pronunciation and accent reduction Vocabulary, idioms, and expressions want to get a balance of skills and improve their English quickly Listening and speaking for accuracy in all areas. Conversation for fluency Discussion and writing skills Intensive (30 hours/week) The Intensive Program combines full-time lessons with additional Elective Classes. This option provides students with additional Elective Classes English practice to help them strengthen their skills, as well as an opportunity to explore special-interest topics in English. This is a great way to complement your regular English studies while exploring other topics in a variety of special–interest elective Schedule classes. Each location offers different classes depending on the local resources, student interests and levels. These classes are Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Integrated Skills Part-Time AM smaller in size and offer lessons in areas such as: 9:00 – 12:00 (Practical Communication and Skills Building) Short Stories 12:00 Lunch Full-Time – 1:00 Reading and Writing Skills Intensive 1:00 Focused Skills (Vocabulary/Idioms, Speaking/Listening, Travel and Survival Skills – 2:00 Pronunciation and Conversation) Part-Time PM Canadian Culture 2:00 Focused Skills Music, Movies and Television – 3:00 (Intensive Practice Through Conversation) Vocabulary Through Games 3:15 Elective A Elective B Elective A Elective B Free time – 4:30 Job Search and Interview Skills 4
  • English Test Preparation English Test Preparation English Test Preparation Cambridge FCE Preparation Improve your test scores This Fulltime course (25hours/week) is available to students in these intensive classes. preparing for the Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) Succeed by learning the exam. Topics covered include reading, writing, English usage, skills, strategies and listening and speaking. There are 8 and 12- week programs patterns on standardized available, which lead up to the official test date. Please see English tests such as below for starting dates and official test dates. TOEIC, TOEFL, and IELTS. Experienced teachers can answer questions clearly and give you direction on how to improve your specific weaknesses. Practice tests are carefully analyzed which give you specific feedback to guide your independent study program. Official TOEIC testing is available at our Hamilton Campus and Official TOEFL testing is available at our Toronto campus. We are happy to arrange for any testing required at nearby centres. Start Dates (2008) Main start dates are indicated on the calendar on page 8. However, students may begin this program on any Monday. Start Dates (2008) Entrance Requirements March 17 September 15 April 14 October 14 TOEFL: 477 – 510 CBT: 153 – 180 Entrance Requirements IBT: 53 – 64 TOEFL: 437 – 473 IELTS: 4.5 - 5 CBT: 123 – 150 Cambridge: PET IBT: 41 – 52 TOEIC: 555 – 650 IELTS: 4 Archer Level: 5 (High Intermediate) Cambridge: PET TOEIC: 405 – 550 Archer Level: 4 (Intermediate) Archer Official Test Sites Cambridge FCE Test Dates Archer College Toronto is an official testing centre for the TOEFL Saturday, March 8, 2008 exam, and Archer College Hamilton is an official test site for the Tuesday, June 10, 2008 TOEIC test. Students can easily arrange their tests at these Saturday, June 14, 2008 locations and take their exams in a familiar environment. Saturday, December 6, 2008 Tuesday, December 9, 2008 Archer staff will help you arrange your exam. Ali (Turkey) – “I had a lot of chances to use English in Class and my teacher arranged activities so that we could use English outside of the school too. My experience has made me more confident in my English ability and now I use it everyday at work.” 5
  • Teacher Training Programs Teacher Training Programs Teaching English as a Second Advanced TESL Certificate Language (TESL) Program Archer College is a leader in teacher training. We have been The three-month Advanced TESL Certificate Program, designed training Canadians (TEFL Certificate) and international students for international students, has options for you to focus your (TESL) for over a decade. All of our programs contain classroom learning. Each month you can choose a specific area of focus. instruction, peer teaching, a supervised practicum, and Certificates are also awarded to students completing one or two observation classes. Be prepared to work hard on homework, months of the program. readings, lesson planning and assignments. These are challenging but practical and successful courses. Our graduates find work Teaching Children all over the world. You will learn how to combine entertaining activities with Based on the Communicative Approach to ESL training, these proven teaching methods to plan and implement English classes courses produce well-trained, confident teachers with the for children. necessary skills to be effective in the classroom. You will study and use different teaching techniques and methodologies, English for Special Purposes (ESP) which cover such things as language skills and systems, This focus area will enable you to teach English for specific topics communication skills, linguistics, evaluation techniques, and or objectives, such as Business English and Test Preparation. classroom management techniques. Resources to take away from the courses include classroom games, skill specific activities Tutoring and tasks, ice-breakers, and lesson plans. You will develop skills and techniques for effective one-to-one or small group lessons. Teaching Practicum Throughout the TESL Program you will prepare and teach English lessons in an authentic teaching environment with real ESL students. Prior teaching practice is not necessary, but you should be comfortable functioning in English. Start Dates (2008) January 2 April 28 September 2 January 28 June 2 September 29 March 3 June 30 November 3 March 31 July 28 December 1 Entrance Requirements TOEFL: 513 – 547 CBT: 183 – 210 IBT: 65 – 78 IELTS: 5.5 – 6 Cambridge: FCE Archer Level: 6 (Low-Advanced) 6
  • Information Eight Levels Whatever your current English level is, Archer has a class to suit your needs and goals. Level One – Basic Level Two – High Basic Level Three – Low Intermediate Level Four – Intermediate Level Five – High Intermediate Level Six – Low Advanced Why Study English at Archer? Level Seven – Advanced Learn English! Make Friends from Around the World! Level Eight – High Advanced Experience all that Canada and Archer have to offer! We realize that there are many schools to choose from, but we are Your First Day at Archer confident that Archer College will surpass your expectations and help you to improve your English skills and meet your specific goals. Placement Test Each Archer school offers: On your first day at Archer you will have a placement test to assess your English ability in all areas, and to help us determine the best Small Class Sizes level for you. It is not necessary to study for this test. We want to Professional Teachers know your true English level, so just relax, and do your best. Structured Curriculum Interactive Lessons School Orientation Modern Facilities Flexible Study Options After your level test our staff will conduct an information session to Multilingual Support Staff answer any questions you may have, and to review school policies After-School and Weekend Activities and procedures and familiarize you with the school, your program Ability to Transfer Between Any Of Our Locations and the staff. We will cover a variety of topics including advice for Students from Many Different Countries students in homestay, activities, and safety. Neighbourhood Orientation Other Programs Your orientation will also include a neighbourhood tour to introduce you to your new surroundings and to acquaint you with the shops In addition to English classes, Archer schools also offer a variety and services available in the area. of other programs including: P 10 International Business Certificate P 10 International Hospitality Certificate P 21 Registered College Programs Yuko (Japan) – “The Archer College TESL Program gave me the skills and confidence I needed to be an effective teacher. I was able to find a job and put to use what I learned in my classes and through my practicum.” 7
  • A rc h e r C o l l e g e – L a n g u a g e D i v i s i o n 2008 School Calendar Program Fees - 2008 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Registration: $100 (Non-refundable) 1 2 3 4 5 School Transfer: Free Textbook: $40/book (students must purchase a new book when they change levels, approximately every 2 months) January 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Medical Insurance: $2/day (Minimum 30 days. Students must have medical insurance) 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 English and Test Preparation Programs 1 2 February 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 English as a Second Language (ESL) 2 – 11 weeks 12 – 23 weeks 24+ weeks 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Part-Time ESL (15 hours/week) $190/week $180/week $160/week 24 25 26 27 28 29 Full-Time ESL (25 hours/week) $300/week $285/week $260/week 1 Intensive ESL (30 hours/week) $320/week $305/week $275/week 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 March 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Test Preparation 2 – 11 weeks 12 – 23 weeks 24+ weeks 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Part-Time Test Preparation (15 hours/week) $190/week $180/week $160/week 30 31 Full-Time Test Preparation (25 hours/week) $300/week $285/week $260/week 1 2 3 4 5 Cambridge FCE (8 or 12 weeks only) $2,075(8wks) $2,835(12wks) 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 April 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Private Lessons 1 – 20 hours 21 – 80 hours 80+ hours 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 One-to-One Lessons with private tutor $50/hour $45/hour $40/hour 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Teacher Training Programs May 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 TESL Certificate Entire Program Individual Modules 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Advanced TESL Certificate (Materials fee: $150) $3,090(12wks) $1,045* 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 * Materials Fee for Individual Modules: $50 June 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Homestay Fees 29 30 Homestay Placement: First city $190 (Non-refundable) 1 2 3 4 5 Transfer Cities: $100 (Minimum 4 week stay in any city) 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Custodianship: Please contact us for current fees and information July 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 (required for minor students) 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Hamilton Toronto* Vancouver 27 28 29 30 31 Four Weeks (Private Room and 3 meals/day) $700 $780 $740 1 2 Weekly Rate $189 $195 $185 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Extra Days $30 $30 $30 August 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Airport Pick-Up $150 $100 $75 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 * Two meal option available in Toronto for $720 for 4 weeks 31 Student residence accommodation in Toronto also available. Please inquire. All Fees are in Canadian dollars 1 2 3 4 5 6 September 7 14 8 15 9 16 10 17 11 18 12 19 13 20 How to Register 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 1 2 3 4 1. Complete an application form and forward it to Archer College. October 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 2. Upon receiving your application, we will send you an invoice outlining your program details and fees due, as well as 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 account information for the transfer of your payment. 1 3. Send full payment to Archer College. November 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 4. When we receive your payment we will issue an official Letter of Acceptance. 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 5. If necessary, apply for your Canadian student visa at the nearest Canadian Embassy or High Commission. 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 (If you will not study in Canada for more than six months, you do not require a student visa. However, students from 30 some countries will require a temporary resident visa to enter Canada.) 1 2 3 4 5 6 6. If requested, Archer will arrange your accommodation and send you the details before your departure. December 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 7. Arrive in Canada and enjoy your studies at Archer College. 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Refunds: All withdrawals must be in writing. If you are denied a visa from Immigration Canada, all refundable fees except the lesser of $200 or 25% of total fees will be refunded, if notified before classes begin. Students must provide a copy of the visa denial letter from the issuing Main Start Dates for ESL (Students may begin any Monday) Canadian Embassy or High Commission. Start Dates for TESL (Students must begin on these dates) For withdrawals before classes begin, all fees will be refunded except 25%. For withdrawals within 10% of the program, all fees will be refund- Holiday (no classes, school is closed) ed except 50%; within 30% of the program, all fees will be refunded except 70%. No refund after 30% of the program. 8
  • Specialized Training and Internship Programs Internship Details Internship Placement The Internship combines your studies in the Business, Hospitality or IT Programs Internship placements of 3 – 6 months are (offered at our Diamond Institute division, page 21) with a placement in an English- available for the following Specialized Programs: speaking work environment. Canadian work experience is not required to secure an P 10 International Business Certificate internship position, only enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. Depending on one’s P 10 International Hospitality Certificate skills, and ability to adapt and perform, participants will be placed in various work settings. This internship will give participants the opportunity to put knowledge and skills to use in a Canadian or international company and gain valuable experience that could lead to job placements in Canada or internationally. Internship placements will be available in different areas across Canada. The Internship Coordinator will meet with you to customize your resume and cover letter and practice interview skills. We will then match you to the best suitable work setting that is available at the time of placement. You will have the opportunity for multiple interviews prior to placement where you can best demonstrate your knowledge base, skill sets, and proficiency in the English language. It is important that you are committed to performing well during interviews. A Criminal Record Check may be required for some positions. P 12 for Internship Requirements and Fees 9
  • Specialized Training Programs Specialized Training Programs International Business Certificate The Archer College Business Program is focused on the competitive global market and its fast-paced environment. This is an intensive program that will prepare the participant for the workplace. Through classroom discussions, field trips, presentations, projects, and assignments, our experienced instructors will help you to develop essential skills and knowledge for functioning in the international business community. International Hospitality Participants will receive the International Business Certificate Certificate upon successful completion of all 6 modules of the course. For programs shorter than 6 months, students will be awarded certificates based on which modules they complete. This Hospitality Program offers students the ability to further Registration in the Business Program includes a subscription to their knowledge of the Hospitality and Tourism Industry in an Archer’s Executive English online course. international classroom with experienced teachers. There is a strong emphasis placed on effective communication and social Modules Available: awareness. Participants in this program are able to continue Module 1: Sales and Marketing their learning outside of the classroom while taking part in an Module 2: Management and Leadership internship with a Canadian or international company in this sector. Module 3: Finance and Investment Participants will receive the International Hospitality Certificate Module 4: Human Resources upon successful completion of all 6 modules of the course. For programs shorter than 6 months, students will be awarded Module 5: Global Entrepreneurship certificates based on which modules they complete. Registration Module 6: Business Practices and Ethics in the Hospitality Program includes a subscription to Archer’s Each module is 4 weeks in length and 25 hours per week. Executive English online course. Modules Available: Module 1: Introduction to Hospitality Start Dates – 2008 (Hospitality and Business) Module 2: Managing Hospitality Enterprises January 2 June 30 Module 3: Current Trends in Hospitality January 28 July 28 Module 4: Human Resources March 3 September 2 Module 5: Communicating for Customer Service March 31 September 29 Module 6: Introduction to Safety and Food Hygiene April 28 November 3 June 2 December 1 Each module is 4 weeks in length and 25 hours per week. Minimum Entrance Requirements (Hospitality and Business) Students also have the opportunity to participate in the following All students must complete the official Archer College entrance certification courses for additional fees: Foodsafe 1&2, Serving It examination and interview before being admitted to the program. Right (BC), Smart Serve (ON), Superhost Certificates. 10
  • E – Learning E – Learning E-Learning with Archer Start now and prepare for your time in Canada with E-Learning tools which are easily accessible at www.archereducation.com under the heading E-Learning. How to register: Simply access the program you are interested in and follow the easy steps through online registration and payment to start your course immediately. Archer currently offers the following programs: ENGLISH PRACTICE The English Practice Program is for Beginner to Intermediate learners of the English language. English Practice focuses on TOEIC or TOEFL Preparation building English communication skills through interactive Archer offers you the opportunity to prepare for and succeed at exercises in an easy-to-use format. Weekly lessons are based on the internationally recognized TOEIC Test (Test of English for a 25 week Learning Path, and include lessons in Grammar, International Communication) or TOEFL Test (Test of English as a Reading, Listening, Writing and Vocabulary at all levels. Features Foreign Language). include: the ability to track your progress through lessons from beginner to advanced, focused lessons on work skills and business Use these online programs to improve your test-taking abilities communication, links to games and interesting resources. and develop fundamental English language skills. EXECUTIVE ENGLISH TEACHING ENGLISH AS A The Executive English program is for intermediate level learners FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM (TEFL) looking to improve not only their vocabulary, grammar, listening This is the perfect option for students outside of our school and comprehension skills, but to study in the English language locations or currently working. Study this 100-hour distance with an emphasis on language and customs applicable to the education course from anywhere in the world at your own pace. business world. This is a rigorous course with a variety of learning The program is divided into specific content areas and is exercises to develop a wide range of English skills. Modules of presented in progressive modules. study can be completed in 1 month, and include multimedia clips and interactive exercises. Students will be guided through A practicum component is also available and can be arranged exercises in listening, vocabulary building, grammar structures, and with one of our experienced trainers at Archer or with a qualified readings that are presented through real-life business situations. supervisor off-campus. (Please note that this program is for advanced or fluent speakers of English). TALK TO A TEACHER Archer connects you to the world of online voice communication. Students have the opportunity to Schedule appointments to converse with Native English speaking teachers, and enter online chats with other English students from around the world. Aurea (Spain) – “In our business classes we focused on Participation in this program is guaranteed to improve your fluency. special vocabulary, marketing, and communication skills. I studied advertising in Spain, that’s why I enjoyed the program very much, and I also improved my English skills.” 11
  • A rc h e r C o l l e g e – S p e c i a l i z e d P ro g r a m s 2008 School Calendar Program Fees - 2008 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Registration: $100 (Non-refundable) 1 2 3 4 5 Medical Insurance: $2/day (Minimum 30 days. Students must have medical insurance) January 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 International Business Certificate Tuition Materials 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Entire Program (24 weeks) $7,560 $400 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 Individual Modules (4 weeks/module) $1,285 $70 February 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 International Hospitality Certificate Tuition Materials 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Entire Program (24 weeks) $7,560 $400 1 Individual Modules (4 weeks/module) $1,285 $70 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Internship Experience March 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Paid Internship Placement $1,000 (non-refundable) 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Unpaid Internship Placement $725 (non-refundable) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Homestay Fees April 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Homestay Placement: First city $190 (Non-refundable) 27 28 29 30 Transfer Cities: $100 (Minimum 4 week stay in any city) 1 2 3 Custodianship: Please contact us for current fees and information 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 (required for minor students) May 13 14 15 16 17 Hamilton Toronto* Vancouver 11 12 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Four Weeks (Private Room and 3 meals/day) $700 $780 $740 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Weekly Rate $189 $195 $185 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Extra Days $30 $30 $30 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 June 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Airport Pick-Up $150 $100 $75 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 * Two meal option available in Toronto for $720 for 4 weeks 29 30 Student residence accommodation in Toronto also available. Please inquire. All Fees are in Canadian dollars 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Registration Process for Business and Hospitality Programs July 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 1. Complete application form and submit it with the following documents: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Resume: outlining your previous work experience and educational background. August 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Cover Letter: explain why you are interested in working for a Canadian company, what type of work you are looking for, etc. 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 2. An Archer representative will contact you to arrange an on-line entrance examination and interview. 31 3. An Archer representative will inform you of the results of your examination and interview and advise you on your 1 2 3 4 5 6 course selection. September 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 4. An invoice will be forwarded to you outlining the fees and course dates. 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 5. Submit all fees to Archer. 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 6. Upon receiving your payment, Archer will issue a Letter of Acceptance, and job offer letter (for internship candidates) 28 29 30 for acquiring your visa documents. 1 2 3 4 7. Apply for your student visa and work permit (if you will do internship), and send copies to Archer once you receive them. October 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 8. Apply for a criminal record check, if required, and forward a copy to Archer. 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Internship Preparation (after arrival in Canada) 1 1. Meet with internship coordinator to discuss interests and program objectives, and review resume. November 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 2. Apply for Social Insurance Number and Bank Account (paid internship placements) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 3. Complete skills assessment and language proficiency assessment (monthly) 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 4. Attend interviews with possible internship placements (months 4 – 6 of program). Interviews will continue until you 30 are offered a placement with a company. 1 2 3 4 5 6 5. Begin internship after successful completion of your course. December 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 6. Complete internship evaluation and post-interview / presentation. 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Refunds: All withdrawals must be in writing. If you are denied a visa from Immigration Canada, all refundable fees except the lesser of $200 or 25% of total fees will be refunded, if notified before classes begin. Students must provide a copy of the visa denial letter from the issuing Specialized Program Start Dates Canadian Embassy or High Commission. Holiday (no classes, school is closed) For withdrawals before classes begin, all program fees will be refunded except 25%. For withdrawals within 10% of the program, all program fees will be refunded except 50%; within 30% of the program, all program fees will be refunded except 70%. No refund after 30% of the program. 12
  • Summer Camps and Group Programs P 14 Archer Summer Camps P 16 Archer Group Programs Our Summer Camp Our experienced staff experience offers and teachers can plan young students (aged a group program to 13 – 17) the meet the specific opportunity to meet needs of your group. and interact with We have flexible others from all over options to ensure your the world, while satisfaction and we experiencing Canadian life, language, and culture. are able to manage all aspects of the program from accommodation, to activities, and English classes. Summer camps are offered at our Hamilton, Toronto and Vancouver locations, and provide a safe and comfortable We offer pre-departure assistance to prepare your group for environment with a balance of English language classes and their stay in Canada, and full attention to every detail of the educational activities. program once they arrive. 13
  • Summer Camps Archer Summer Camps Exciting and Educational Each day, students will get a balance of morning English classes and fun, interactive activities in the afternoon. English Classes You will learn English in fun and interactive English classes designed to enhance your skills in all areas of English with Three Unique Locations effective exercises and practical application. These classes are 9:00-12:00 Monday to Friday Each of our summer camp locations offers a variety of activities and learning experiences unique to their cities. Work with classmates on presentations and projects Grammar and Vocabulary through various resources Summer Camp Experience Online, text and popular media sources used in class Day Trips to Victoria, Whistler, and Grouse Mountain Beach BBQ Vancouver Activities Explore Nature in Parks, Gardens, and Conservation Areas Your activity leader will take you around the city and surrounding Traditional Native Canadian Pow Wow area to give you a truly Canadian experience. Rafting on the Grand River Indoor and outdoor activities Hamilton Optional Three or Four - Day trip to Montreal, Ottawa and Quebec City Cultural events Optional four-day trip to New York. Local attractions Major League Baseball Game Museums Day-Trip to Canada’s Niagara Falls Festivals Toronto Optional Three-Day trip to Montreal, Ottawa and Out of class assignments to encourage practical English use Quebec City Sample Schedule (1 week) Archer Summer Camps Include: Airport Pick-up and Drop-off Equipment Rentals Morning Afternoon Accommodation Registration Fees English Class Three Meals Daily Class Materials Monday City Tour Getting Acquainted Tuition Archer Souvenir English Class Health Insurance Completion Certificate Tuesday Science Museum Science & Nature Activity Entrance Fees English Class Wednesday Zoo The Environment English Class Thursday Native Crafts World Cultures Friday English Class Golfing Sports Saturday Optional Weekend Trip or Sunday Activities with Host Family The above schedule is provided as a sample only. The exact schedule will vary by location. 14
  • Homestay Accommodation 2008 Program Dates Our Summer Camps include homestay accommodation with a The Archer Summer Camp is an ongoing program which begins carefully selected Canadian family. In addition to added on June 30 and runs until August 8. Students may begin any exposure to Canadian culture you will have the peace of mind Monday, however the minimum length of stay is 2 weeks. of knowing that your child is in good hands during their entire Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa stay in Canada. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 June Homestay accommodation begins the day before the program 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 start date until one day after the final day of the program. 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Students may request additional days of homestay 29 30 1 2 3 4 5 accommodation at an additional fee. 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 July 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 August 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Summer Camp Start Dates Canadian Holidays How to Register for the Archer Summer Camp Experience After we receive your application or e-mail an Archer representative Guardianship will contact you to assist with all of the necessary arrangements. Students attending our summer camp must have a Guardian while in Canada, as required by Canada Immigration. The guardian must be appointed by the parents or legal guardians in their home country. If you have a family relative or friend in the city that your child will go to, they can act as the guardian for your child. It is the parents’/legal guardians’ responsibility to ensure that all the proper documentation is in order, including a signed declaration indicating the person that will act as the guardian for your child. If you are unable to appoint a guardian for your child, Archer Nithirat (Thailand) – “I had so much fun with my College can assist with the arrangements for an additional fee. teachers, host family and friends learning about Canada and making wonderful memories.” 15
  • Customized Group Programs Atcher Customized Group Programs Customized Programs We recognize that the dates of our Summer Camps will not work for everyone. Groups of 10 or more students are welcome at any of our locations throughout the year to enjoy their own personalized study tour program. We can create any program Suggested Activities your group is looking for from corporate training, golf packages, Although we are able to customize a program to meet the specific ski package or even sightseeing packages. All packages are needs of you groups, the following list of activities is provided to available in Hamilton, Vancouver, and Toronto. give you an idea of activities that have proven successful with We are very flexible and enjoy the opportunity to create a other groups and which may also be suitable for yours. memorable experience for each student. All program proposals will include: Vancouver Weekday Activities Day Trips Registration Fees Weekend Daytrips Study Materials Airport Transfer Sports Hall of Fame Whistler Tuition Transit Passes Museum of Anthropology Victoria Scienceworld Seattle Accommodation Farewell Party Gastown Grouse Mountain Meals Health Insurance Chinatown Tofino Weekday Activities Completion Certificate Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge Maplewood Farm 3 Day Trips Stanley Park Professional Soccer Game Rocky Mountains Van Dusen Garden Vancouver Island Tour Vancouver Aquarium Hamilton Weekday Activities Day Trips Art Gallery Niagara Falls Dundurn Castle Grand River Pow Wow Crawford Lake Indian Village Toronto Radio Station Tour Rafting the Grand River Canada’s Wonderland Warplane Heritage Museum Arranging Your Group Program Marine Discovery Centre Native Indian Crafts 3 Day Trips Harbour Boat Tour Organizing your group program with Archer is simple. Follow the Trolley Tour French Connection steps below and we will work with you to plan all aspects of your Hamilton Newspaper Tour program according to needs and requirements of your group. Toronto Step 1 Organize your group and choose your dates Weekday Activities Day Trips Casa Loma Niagara Falls Step 2 Contact Archer at info@archereducation.com Royal Ontario Museum Canada’s Wonderland Ontario Science Centre Toronto Zoo CN Tower Toronto Island Step 3 Choose your city and activities Bata Shoe Museum Ice Fishing University of Toronto Tour 3 Day Trips Step 4 Receive and accept group program quote City TV Tour Major League Baseball Game Pioneer Village French Connection Step 5 Purchase tickets, arrange Visas and come to Canada! World Class Shopping 16
  • High School Programs Archer Preparatory College Philosophy of Education Since 1997, Archer Preparatory College Our philosophy of education is founded on the concept of Balanced Learning, has provided education at the junior and incorporates education through lived experience, technology, and secondary level (grades 7-12) to individualization, and communication. local and international students in a Individualization is the key to success. Students are encouraged to follow relaxed, friendly and supportive unique learning paths by combining different methods of learning to satisfy atmosphere. their individual curiosities and to become involved in their education. Teaching through lived experience challenges students to discover learning Mission through meaningful tasks. This is achieved through a project-oriented curriculum, educational field trips, a range of co-curricular activities, and a Archer Preparatory College is a place where the individual co-operative program. student is a highly valued part of the school community and is encouraged to share his/her talents and ideas to enhance the Technology has become an integral part of daily life and our classrooms are spirit of diversified learning. Teacher mentors guide students no exception. Our curriculum is enriched by the use of film, music, art, along individualized learning paths which highlight academic computer programs, and internet technology. and social strengths and encourage the development of the Communication is the foundation to building a secure, respectful and inclusive mind, body and spirit. Graduates of Archer Preparatory College community of learners. Administration, teachers, students and parents are continue on their life journey with a deep awareness of the self constantly involved in a strong network of communication to ensure that the and the confidence to continue towards future successes. needs of all of its members are being met accordingly. 17
  • High School Program Our School Self-Directed Study Program Facilities Our newly-renovated facilities are wheelchair accessible and include Self-directed study is available to our current students, home well-lit, air-conditioned classrooms, quiet study areas, media lab, art lab, schooled students, and students from other schools who are science lab, resource center, full-service cafeteria, and fitness centre. interested in participating in online or correspondence courses. Both the correspondence and online courses have been a Staff successful choice for students wishing to supplement their regular The administrative staff is dedicated to helping students with any learning with additional courses. Additionally, the self-directed difficulties that may arise during their studies. All of the teaching study allows for students to diversify their daily schedule by taking staff have years of experience in a wide range of areas. They are one or two credits in this manner, rather than in a traditional committed to ensuring that our students receive a quality education classroom setting. Students have access to the computer lab, and experience success in their academic endeavour. resource center and quiet study areas to work on their self-directed study courses during allotted hours in their daily Student Services schedule. Teacher mentors will be assigned to every student Student services include career counseling, homestay/ residence who is attempting a self-directed study course for guidance, placement and health insurance for international students, support and evaluation of completed assignments. post-secondary application process, and access to wireless internet. Technology Program Technology is an important part of our curriculum, and therefore Our Programs we offer students the opportunity to purchase their own laptops for educational use. This is the beginning phase of a project that will soon have all students and teachers using computer Day School Program technology to communicate, conduct research, produce assignments, write exams, and discover the endless possibilities Students from grades 7-12 are that start with their personal laptops. The laptops will have access scheduled into courses based to Archer’s wireless network and internet services. An information on the Individualized Learning package will be provided to each student at registration. Path created at the beginning of each school year. Students have the opportunity to take International Student Program courses in the Arts, Sciences, Maths, Technology, Business Since 1997, Archer Preparatory College has educated international Studies, Foreign Languages, Health and Physical Education, students from all over the world. Our administrators and educators Social Sciences, Humanities, English, Canadian and World are experienced in welcoming students from many cultural back- Studies and Guidance and Career Education. Small class sizes grounds, and rise to the challenge of making the adjustment to ensure that all students are awarded the individual attention Canadian life a smooth transition for our students. Our guidance they require to achieve mastery of the Ontario curriculum. department will assist students in choosing the best possible course of study to achieve their goals of studying at North Continuing Education Program American postsecondary institutions. We offer ESL credit courses and can arrange for one-to-one tutoring services for students who Students from other high need more assistance in their second language studies. schools, as well as our own have the opportunity to earn credits outside of the regular Extra-Curricular Program school day. Students have the We encourage students to pursue extra-curricular activities to opportunity to learn in a enrich their learning experience. Students have the opportunity classroom setting or follow a self-directed study option. Courses to participate in the Media Club, Art Club, Drama Club, Fitness are taught throughout the regular school year in the evenings or Club, Chess Club, Student Council, and Social Action during summer semester in the daytime. In addition, students Committee. We support students who show an interest in forming can arrange to have private tutoring. new student associations based on their diverse interests. 18
  • High School Diploma Ontario High School Diploma The Ontario Secondary School program provides students with a comprehensive base on which to build a future. Our Experienced teachers meet or exceed the requirements of the Ontario Ministry of Education. The education system in the province of Ontario requires four years of study (grades 9 – 12) and a total of 30 successfully completed credits to obtain an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). A credit is equal to 110 hours of study. Most students will take four credits per semester. To earn an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) you must: Path to Post-Secondary Take 18 compulsory credits Archer Preparatory College aims to equip each of our graduates with 4 credits in English the skills, knowledge and confidence they will need to make a smooth 3 credits in Mathematics (at least one credit in Gr. 11-12) transition to their postsecondary studies. Our graduates demonstrate: 2 credits in Science 1 credit in French Leadership 1 credit in Canadian Geography Senior level students are encouraged to actively participate in the 1 credit in Canadian History school and its surrounding community by taking leadership roles in 1 credit in Arts the Student Council, the Social Action Committee, and Peer Tutoring. 1 credit in Health and Physical Education 0.5 credits in Civics Critical thinking 0.5 credits in Career Studies The guidance department will provide each student with assistance Plus 1 additional credit in each of the following: in choosing the best possible post-secondary studies and will also English, or a third language, or Social Sciences and the Humanities, lead the student in career counseling. or Canadian and World Studies, or Guidance and Career Education, Initiative or Cooperative Education Students can elect to take a co-operative education credit, whereby Health and Physical Education, or the Arts or Business Studies, they are able to work with a mentor and learn firsthand the skills or Cooperative Education required to succeed in their chosen field of work. Grade 11 or 12 Science or Technological education (9-12), or Cooperative Education Knowledge Students can begin working toward Advanced Placement credits Take 12 optional credits early in their academic career to ensure acceptance and credit trans- Students will round out their educational requirements by choosing fers to some of the top Canadian and international universities. from the list of courses offered each semester. Through guided selection, students gain experience in their area of interest and are better Mastery prepared to pursue their academic goals. By becoming actively involved in the creation of their Individualized Learning Paths, students are highly motivated to achieve the goals Complete 40 hours of community involvement which they set for themselves. A high level of intrinsic motivation All Ontario High School students are expected to gain awareness of the stimulates the student to put more effort into their studies, resulting community outside of their school. Students may volunteer in a variety in a more rewarding learning experience. of ways within their community to fulfill this mandatory requirement. Pass the Provincial Secondary School Literacy Test This standardized government test consists of a reading section and a writing section and ensures that students have achieved an adequate level of English language proficiency to be successful in their future endeavours. Students who wish to come to Archer from another institution or who wish to finish their education in their home country should “I’ve studied at Archer Preparatory College for four years submit previous academic records to Archer Preparatory College for and I’ve met some great people. The teachers are great evaluation and granting of equivalency credits. and they are very helpful.” 19
  • A rc h e r P re p a r a t o r y C o l l e g e 2007 - 2008 School Calendar Fees Schedule – 2007 / 2008 2007 Program Fees September 3 Labour Day Application (non-refundable) September 4 First Day of School Canadian Students $150 October 8 Thanksgiving Day International Students $250 Summer Semester $100 December 24 – January 4 Christmas Break High School Diploma 2008 1 Semester (4 credit courses) $5,500 January 7 School Resumes Full Academic Year (8 credit courses) $10,500 January 28 First Day of Second Semester Summer Semester (2 credit courses) $2,300 March 10 – 14 March Break Individual Credit Courses $1,400 March 21 Good Friday Non-Credit English Course $1,200 March 24 Easter Monday Bridge Program $1,200 May 19 Victoria Day Other Fees June 13 Last Day of School Homestay July 1 Canada Day Placement (non-refundable) $300 July 7 – Aug 15 Summer School Full Board (4 weeks) $900 August 4 Civic Holiday Airport Pick-Up $100 September 1 Labour Day Health Insurance September 2 First Day of School 12 months $550 5 months $275 October 13 Thanksgiving Day 2 months $120 December 22 – January 2 Christmas Break Activity Fee (2 semesters) $500 Uniform $150 Application Procedure Materials (approximate per course) $100 www.archereducation.com/highschool/apply Guardianship (full year) $2,500 1. Complete, sign and send application form to Archer Preparatory College All fees are non-refundable unless Student Visa is denied. If student is along with full registration fees and tuition and the following documents: denied a visa by Immigration Canada, all fees will be refunded except $250. All refund requests must be in writing and must be accompanied by the Educational Documents: official report cards or transcript(s) of marks following documents: from the school you have been attending. Guardianship: proof of guardianship must be submitted (if applicable) copy of visa denial letter from the issuing Canadian Embassy or High Commission Health Insurance: students must have adequate medical insurance (this all original documents, including receipts, issued by Archer Preparatory can be arranged by the school) College - Toronto Copy of Passport All fees are in Canadian dollars. Current Photo Class Schedule 2. Once we receive all of your documents and full payment of the registration fee and tuition, we will issue a Letter of Acceptance. Period 1 8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 3. Apply for your Canadian visa at the Canadian Embassy or High Commission. Morning Period 2 10:05 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. 4. When you receive your Canadian visa submit a copy to the school. Lunch 5. We will assess your report cards / transcripts and education background to determine a suitable program Period 3 12:05 a.m. – 1:20 a.m. 6. If homestay is requested, we will make the arrangements and send the Period 4 1:25 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. information to you before your come to Canada. Afternoon Period 5 2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Period 6 4:05 p.m. – 5:20 p.m. 20
  • Post-Secondary Programs Archer Education Group offers registered college programs in both Ontario and British Columbia. It is our goal to provide a level of training and service, which is not readily available at many other institutions. A team of highly qualified educators and human resource professionals designed our training system. Our mission is to get you trained and placed in a rewarding career. We offer a wide range of courses designed to train competent professionals. Each diploma program combines various courses from the core subjects to create a comprehensive and skill-focused curriculum that will build a superior skill set to enter the job market. Ontario British Columbia In Ontario, we offer a variety of programs at our In British Columbia, our programs are offered at our Diamond Institute division. Diamond Institute was Vancouver campus. Archer College Vancouver was established in 1991, and is registered with the founded in 1996 and is registered with the Private Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Career Trainings Institutions Agency of British Universities (http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/tcu/) Columbia (http://www.pctia.bc.ca/). under the Private Career Colleges Act -2005. 21
  • Post-Secondary Programs Message from the Director At Archer Education Group, we take your education and training seriously. We believe that it is critically important to provide our students with a current education that leads to employment. Over the years we have developed innovative ways for you to obtain the education you need in a timely manner and at an affordable cost. We offer the training you are looking for with a team of highly qualified instructors and well-equipped classrooms with low student/teacher ratio. This allows us to provide our students with the personalized attention they do not receive at public colleges. We provide opportunities through hard work and study, for you to take control of your future. Take a Joe Gagliardi program, build career skills, and earn a diploma. You also have the option of earning a degree through Director, Registered College Programs our university articulation agreements. Archer Education Group Post-Secondary Programs Business Administration Program The Business Administration program will 12 month intensive Diploma, or Two year Diploma with a mid program break be of interest to students who wish to pursue business careers. The program has been Pre-Requisite: High School Graduation, TOEFL 500, TOEIC 750, Archer level 8 designed to meet the standards used by many community colleges without sacrificing University Transfer Options the vocational integrity of this field of study. (Available through Diamond Institute Division Only) This program will be of particular interest to Royal Roads University motivated students wishing to complete a Athabasca University two-year degree in 12 months. Employment Prospects Program components include: Generic/Employability Skills, Computer Skills, General Accounting Office/Business Marketing/Sales Administration Business, Accounting for Business, Business Management, and Employment Preparation Finance Banking Business Office Assistant This program is designed to guide the 8-month program students to develop important skills for Specialization options today’s office environment. Students will Pre-Requisite: High School Graduation, become proficient in Microsoft Office iBT 80, Archer level 8 Professional software. Completion of this Employment Prospects program allows students to challenge the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification Receptionist Office/Admin Secretary/Clerk Assistant exams. Students may choose from Bookkeeper specialties including: General Business and Bookkeeping or Medical Office Assistant. Program components include: General Business, Communication and Office Skills, Computer Systems and Application, Basic Accounting and Bookkeeping, Specialty Accounting, Employment Preparation 22
  • Business Office Software Specialist An Office Software diploma will be of interest to students who need to improve basic 6 month program computer skills and those wishing to prepare for certification in Microsoft Office Specialization Options programs. This program has a unique blend of small group instruction and intensive skill Pre-Requisite: High School Graduation, building assignments, which allow students to develop their skills at their own pace. TOEFL 500/TOEIC 750/ Archer level 8 A Specialty Option will be added to the program to complete the program requirements. Employment Prospects The specialization options for this program are: General Bookkeeping/Accounting Option, Advanced Bookkeeping/Accounting Option or Medical Office Option. General Business Secretary/Clerk Positions Office/Admin Program components include: Generic and Communication Skills, Computer Sales/Sales Assistant Management Bookkeeping Systems and Application, Specialty Option, Employment Preparation General Supervisor Medical Secretary Receptionist Payroll Administrator Accounting and Payroll Specialist This Accounting Specialist program is of interest to 9 month Program those who are pursuing a career in bookkeeping, payroll Pre-Requisite: High School Graduation, or accounting. Students will establish an excellent TOEFL 500/TOEIC 750/ Archer level 8 background in general accounting principles with Employment Prospects significant emphasis in the use of accounting software. Clerk Bookkeeper The program includes the latest versions of Simply Office/Admin A/R, A/P or G/L Clerk Accounting, AccPac and QuickbooksPro. This program includes a full set of computer Assistant Payroll Administrator application software skills required to compete in the job market. Graduates will have Office Supervisor General Business a well-rounded skill set easily adaptable to a variety of software packages. The program Executive Secretary Positions will also prepare students for Canadian Payroll Association Certification. Accounting Assistant Program components include: Generic Skills, General Accounting and Bookkeeping, Accounting Software, Payroll Compliance Practitioner Certification, Computer Systems and Applications, Employment Preparation 12 month intensive Diploma or Two year Information Systems- Network Engineering Diploma with a mid program break. Pre-Requisite: High School Graduation, This hands-on diploma trains participants to provide TOEFL 500/TOEIC 750/ Archer level 8 and effective front line hardware or software support to a previous IT experience variety of PC users. General skill areas include diagnosing Employment Prospects problems, installations, upgrades, conversions of Computer Service IT Specialist/ software and hardware. All students will study personal A+ Technician Supervisor business skills, basic networking and data analysis. Network IT Sales/ Administrator/ Management The network skills learned in this program include: Microsoft Network, Cisco Support General IT Positions Networking, and Network Security. Upon completion of this diploma students will be Network Designer prepared for a variety of industry certifications. Network Engineer Program components include: Generic and Employability Subjects, General Computer Skills, CompTIA Preparation Courses, Microsoft Network Administration (MCSA), Microsoft Network Engineering (MCSE), Cisco Networks, Employment Preparation Hortense Bridge – “I have developed self-esteem, * Available only at Diamond Institute Division - Ontario confidence, and modern office knowledge with the ability to apply for jobs and prepare for interviews without fear or doubt. I would recommend Diamond Institute of Business and Computer Technology to everyone who is looking for a career in the new High Tech World.” 23
  • Post-Secondary Programs Post-Secondary Programs Computer Service- Network Technician The Computer Service/Network Technician program provides students with relevant training and opportunities to enter the job market in skill areas that are in high demand. Base Program- 36 weeks The general skills developed through this program are diagnosis, installations, upgrades, Specialty options- 10 months or more conversions, LAN support, resolving warranty/service issues and coordinating purchases Pre-Requisite: High School Graduation, and training. There is specific emphasis placed on preparing students to challenge a TOEFL 500/TOEIC 750/ Archer level 8 variety of certification exams. You may also choose to add a specialty to this program Employment Prospects such as MCSE 2003, Security Specialty or CISCO CCNP Specialty. Computer Service Network Engineer Program components include: Generic and Employability Subjects, General Computer A+ Technician IT Specialist/ Skills, CompTIA Industry Generic) Courses, Microsoft Network Administration (MCSA), Network Supervisor Administrator/ IT Sales/ Cisco Networks Administration, Specialty Option, and Employment Preparation Support Management * Available only at Diamond Institute Division - Ontario Network Designer General IT Positions Business-Information Systems Management In this diploma program students will blend a broad business background with an Three year diploma or 18 month Intensive information systems specialty. The program will be completed in four parts. Students Options Available will complete all necessary core subjects in the first section. Secondly they will take the Advanced Standing for past credits necessary Information systems core subjects. Students then move on to specialized Pre-Requisite: High School Graduation, training in business and information systems for the last two sections. The program is TOEFL 500/TOEIC 750/ Archer level 8 designed this way to allow students with previous relevant coursework and certifications Employment Prospects flexibility in completing the program. Students who previously completed Business IT Manager IT Specialist/ programs or Information Systems programs may qualify for advanced credits. Supervisor Microsoft Certified Professional IT Sales/ Program components include: Communication and Math, Computer Skills, General Network Support Management Business, Accounting for Business, Business Management, Business Computer Skills, General IT Positions Network Designer CompTIA Courses, Microsoft Network Engineering (MCSE), Cisco Networks, Specialty Network Engineer Option, and Employment Preparation * Available only at Diamond Institute Division - Ontario Paralegal Diploma Paralegals are a group of professionals trained to provide legal assistance in simple matters One year diploma to the public at an affordable rate. The objective of this program is to provide training Pre-Requisite: High School Graduation, in the key areas of paralegal work. The focus of this program is on practical skills. The TOEFL 500/TOEIC 750/ Archer level 8 successful graduate will have the necessary skills to enter into any Tribunal, Small Claims Employment Prospects Court or Traffic Court and be able to deal with every eventuality. There are ample Law and Paralegal Courts opportunities for well-trained, competent legal professionals. Students in this program Firms Legal Clinics prepare to become certified under the Law Society of Upper Canada. Banks/Financial Process Server Institutes Debt Collection Program components include: General Communication Subjects, Introduction to Insurance Companies Private Title Search Paralegal Studies, Laws and Acts, Paralegal Services, Business Computer Systems and Government/ Self-Employment Applications, Employment Preparation Corporate 24
  • Computer Service- Network Technician The Computer Service/Network Technician program provides students with relevant Base Program- 36 weeks training and opportunities to enter the job market in skill areas that are in high demand. Specialty options- 10 months or more The general skills developed through this program are diagnosis, installations, upgrades, Pre-Requisite: High School Graduation, conversions, LAN support, resolving warranty/service issues and coordinating purchases TOEFL 500/TOEIC 750/ Archer level 8 and training. There is specific emphasis placed on preparing students to challenge a Employment Prospects variety of certification exams. You may also choose to add a specialty to this program Computer Service Network Engineer such as MCSE 2003, Security Specialty or CISCO CCNP Specialty. A+ Technician IT Specialist/ Program components include: Generic and Employability Subjects, General Computer Network Supervisor Administrator/ IT Sales/ Skills, CompTIA Industry Generic) Courses, Microsoft Network Administration (MCSA), Support Management Cisco Networks Administration, Specialty Option, and Employment Preparation Network Designer General IT Positions * Available only at Diamond Institute Division - Ontario Archer Pathway Programs University Transfer Programs The Archer Pathway Programs are a combination of English language Diamond Institute has established university transfer agreements training or our High School Diploma, and focused diploma programs in with two leading institutions, enabling graduates of our programs the specialized areas. These programs provide students with the opportunity opportunity to continue their studies and complete an undergraduate to develop their English language skills and broaden their educational degree in Canada. background before taking on the challenge of completing one of our registered programs… all within the Archer Education System. Royal Roads University in British Columbia has approved the Diamond Institute Business Administration Program and will offer the first two High School Diploma years credit towards the Bachelor of Commerce in Academic Bridge College Diploma Program / English Program Entrepreneurial Management to qualified students. http://www.royalroads.ca/admissions/transferring-courses Stage 1: English Program or High School Diploma Athabasca University has accepted Diamond Institute as an For students in our language program, the first stage of the pathway will help you develop education provider for undergraduate transfer credits. Many of our fundamental English skills. The length of this stage of the program will depend on your four and six-semester programs will provide credits towards related current English level and how quickly you progress. After completing our Advanced degrees in Business, Commerce and Information Systems English course you will move on to the second stage of your Pathway Program. The first stage for students at Archer Preparatory College will enable you to acquire the necessary courses and credits to earn your Ontario High School Diploma. Stage 2: Academic Bridge http://www.athabascau.ca In stage two you will develop skills that will help you be successful in the diploma portion of your program. In general, students spend 1 – 4 months in this stage, depending on your particular needs and objectives. Before moving on to the diploma program you will be required to take an in-house aptitude evaluation to determine your strengths and weaknesses. Stage 3: Diploma Program In your Diploma Program you will focus on your particular area of interest. Upon Ryan Corbin – “As a young international student, I was completion you will receive a Diploma, which is recognized by the Ontario Ministry of looking for a school that offered an Information Systems Training, Colleges and Universities (Ontario), or registered with the Private Career program that met my interest. I would recommend Training Institutions Association (British Columbia). Diamond Institute to any young student who is motivated and wants to complete his or her education and get working in the field.” 25
  • A rc h e r E d u c a t i o n G ro u p – P o s t S e c o n d a r y P ro g r a m s Program Fees - 2008 Tuition Materials Information Systems - Network Engineer (2 years / 83 credit hours) $12,500 $2,000 Information Systems - Program Analyst $12,500 $2,000 Business Information Systems Management (3 years / 133 credit hours) $18,000 $3,000 Computer Service/Network Tech (General) (8 months / 52 credit hours) $8,200 $1,200 Business Administration (2 years / 80 credit hours) $12,500 $2,000 Business (Office) Assistant (8 months / 55 credit hours) $8.290 $900 Business Office Software Specialist (5 months / 33 credit hours) $5,500 $600 Accounting and Payroll Specialist Certificate (7 – 8 months / 55 credit hours) $9,500 $1,500 Paralegal Diploma $11,500 $1,700 All Fees are in Canadian dollars Students may begin classes the first Monday of each month. How to Register 1. Complete and submit the Application. Students requesting credit for prior post-secondary education must submit transcripts (in English) before registration. 2. Submit a copy of a valid high school diploma or post-secondary degree. Those who do not have a high school diploma can apply as mature All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English students. They must be at least 19 years of age and must complete and proficiency. Applicants born outside Canada must show proof of citizenship or submit the Entrance Test. This should only be done after we have received landed immigrant status or Student Visa. the student’s application and have determined the student is eligible. 3. The student will be accepted to the college if the application meets the Cancellations and Refunds entrance criteria for college level students and have passed the entrance test. You will be notified by email of conditional; acceptance subject to the The registration fee is refundable if the applicant cancels the agreement on or college receiving the appropriate deposit. before the 2nd business day after signing the agreement, excluding 4. Complete the Enrollment Agreement and send it to the Institute along international students. A written cancellation notice must be delivered to the with the deposit. school or served by registered mail to Diamond Institute. International students must also provide a copy of their passport where it shows the rejection stamp. 5. VISA students will be provided with a formal letter of acceptance once they have submitted the application, along with any supporting documents and The registration fee will also be refunded if Diamond Institute terminates the to the college and paid the required deposit. The acceptance letter will provide agreement prior to beginning instruction, or upon the applicant’s request if all the information required by the Canadian Consulate in your country. classes do not commence by the start date specified in the enrollment agreement. Registration and Admission Policy When a student who has contracted for a course of instruction gives Diamond Institute notice of intent to cancel the enrollment agreement, Diamond Institute is entitled to retain up to 20% of the fee up to the $500 registration fee and a To be admitted to any DIAMOND INSTITUTE diploma program, the following proportion of the fees for the course of instruction. For information regarding specific requirements must be met regarding age, prior education and demonstrated cancellation of this Enrolment Contract and refunds of fees paid, see sections 25 proficiency in the basic skills required for college-level work. Each applicant to 33 of O. Reg. 415/06 made under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005. must be a high school graduate or have a diploma/degree from a recognized post-secondary institution or be considered a mature student. The diploma or After classes begin, students who withdraw will be charged tuition through the transcript documenting the applicant’s educational achievement must be provided module of termination. A cancellation fee of 20 percent of the difference for the student’s file before classes begin unless the institute grants an extension. between total cost of the program and the cost of tuition up to and including the week of termination will also be charged. Students who attend more than Each applicant must demonstrate proficiency in basic skills and specific 50% are not eligible for refunds. prerequisites. This will be demonstrated through the provision of the high school diploma and meeting the English requirement outlined above. This may Tuition received in excess of the student’s liability will be refunded within 30 also be evidenced by attainment of appropriate scores on the DIAMOND days of Diamond Institute’s receipt of the student’s withdrawal notice. Tuition INSTITUTE administered tests for the program for which the student is applying. paid for a student by a government agency will be refunded to that agency. 26
  • Accommodation, Activities, Student Services, and Facilities P 28 Accommodation P 28 Student Services Archer provides accommodation services Our experienced and dedicated staff for students at all of our locations. Our provide students with a variety of services dedicated staff will ensure that students to help them make a smooth adjustment have comfortable accommodation and to life in Canada and to assist them will be available to assist them throughout throughout their stay. their stay. P 29 Activities P 29 Facilities In addition to our variety of program Each Archer location offers clean and offerings, Archer also plans exciting modern facilities to provide our students activities to help students make the most with comfortable learning environments. of their time in Canada and create a Our schools are conveniently located, memorable experience for them. with easy access to public transportation. 27
  • Accommodation and Student Services Homestay Experience Your Canadian Family Stay with a carefully selected Archer homestay family to experience Canadian culture and improve your English while living with Canadians. Your Canadian homestay family would like to welcome you to their home. Exchange cultural ideas, talk about different experiences, and practice your English at home; these are some of the advantages of doing homestay. You’ll also join family activities - it’s a great way to do what Canadians enjoy doing! Archer families are carefully selected and are friendly, safe and willing to help you with your goals in Canada. You will have a private room in your home and three meals per day. Your home will be quite close to the school and your host family will Student Services explain how to get around the city easily. The homestay counselor is Student Counseling here to talk to you about your time with your family and will always be available to discuss any questions that you might have. Families Academic guidance is available to all students to help them complete and students often become life-long friends. This homestay experience their academic goals. Our guidance counselors can help with college is perfect for anyone wanting to get a unique perspective of Canada. and university applications, transfers between Archer schools and We will make sure that you have a great time in Canada! branches, official testing requirements, and any other educational needs. Counseling is free and our multilingual staff works to ensure that each student who attends Archer College has a positive experience. Students are encouraged to speak to a teacher or staff member with any concerns they may have during their stay in Canada. We are always available to listen, explain and provide assistance for our students. Community Volunteer Positions Archer can assist you in finding volunteer agencies that provide unpaid work in Canadian agencies and associations. This may include organizing sporting events, helping elderly people, or working at cultural events. Becoming involved in community activities is a wonderful way to integrate into Canadian society and use your English skills in a natural environment. While volunteering in the community can help you fulfill graduation requirements in some programs, such as our High School Diploma Program, it is also a great way to meet people and experience Canada! Other Accommodation Options Medical Insurance There are a variety of other accommodation options in Hamilton, All students must have health insurance when studying at any Archer Toronto, Ajax and Vancouver. Contact the location of your choice College school. This may be arranged in their home country or and the staff will be happy to give you the information on all the through the school. Health care is expensive in Canada, and options in their area. Alternative accommodation may include non-Canadian residents are responsible for all health expenses. dormitory/residence, apartment, shared accommodation, apartment Proof of medical insurance for the duration of your stay is required hotel, hostel, or bed and breakfast. upon your arrival in Canada. 28
  • Activities and Facilities Activities Facilities Experience Canada and Meet Friends Clean, Comfortable and Modern from Around the World! Computer Room It’s exciting to be able to see and experience life in Canada. Archer Our computer facilities are equipped College makes this possible by arranging activities, sports, city tours with high-speed internet access. and weekend trips for you to join. It’s a great way to meet new Students can use the computers for friends and spend time with your teachers. research, assignments and for sending e-mail to family and friends. Field Trips Student Lounge Your teachers will arrange local field trips to help your English, Students can enjoy a cup of coffee with experience Canadian culture and meet Canadians. These trips focus their classmates and friend in the school on bringing your classroom learning into the local community. lounge. The lounges are equipped Homework or other activities are often built into these trips. with vending machines, comfortable furniture, and kitchen facilities. After-School Activities Throughout the week, teachers organize activities and encourage Comfortable Classrooms students to join in. Participation is a great way to practice your Our classrooms are clean, bright and English and make new friends. Each school will arrange a monthly spacious. They provide a relaxed activities calendar full of a variety of activities to include sports activities, environment in which to study. crafts, sightseeing, games, short travel, local community events, and the list goes on. These activities are quite often free. Students can even participate in the planning of the calendar by requesting specific Equipment and Resources activities. On the last Friday afternoon of each school term, Archer will arrange a scheduled school activity for all staff and students. We have a variety of study resources and audio-visual equipment which Weekend Tours teachers will integrate into their lessons and which are also available Weekend tours are many and depending on what school you attend for student use for independent study. could be two or three-day trips to Canada most famous urban or natural settings. Victoria, Niagara Falls, Montreal, Banff, Ottawa, Calgary, or the 2010 Winter Olympic Host city of Whistler are a few of the more well-known and frequented places. Activities for High School Students We realize the importance for our students to explore interests beyond the classroom and remain active both physically and mentally. Our students participate in after school clubs sponsored by teachers such as the Chess Club and the Basketball Club. The staff at Archer is supportive of student-sponsored activities that encourage students Zaida (Brazil) – “My homestay was excellent. The food, to have social interaction outside of the classroom and integrate into family and everything was great. Living with a host Canadian society. family helped me practice my English and to learn more about Canadian culture.” 29
  • A rc h e r S c h o o l s Archer College Vancouver Language Programs Specialized Programs and Internship Summer Camp and Group Programs Post Secondary Programs/Registered College Archer College Vancouver is located downtown and is easily accessible by public transportation. We are within walking distance to the main shopping and entertainment areas as well as popular local attractions. Our school offers bright, comfortable classrooms and a variety of amenities. Archer College Toronto Language Programs Specialized Programs and Internship Summer Camp and Group Programs Post Secondary Programs/Registered College Situated in the city-centre, Archer College Toronto is in an ideal location within easy commuting distance to our homestays. Our new facilities offer students a comfortable learning environment. Archer College Toronto is an official test center for the TOEFL exam. Archer Preparatory College – Toronto High School Diploma Language Programs Bridge Programs Summer Camp and Group Programs Archer Preparatory College has been providing educational programs at the junior and secondary levels since 1997. Our new location in a friendly Toronto neighbourhood offers brightly-lit classrooms, full-service cafeteria, fitness centre, resource centre, technology lab, science lab, and an art lab. Archer College Hamilton Language Programs Specialized Programs and Internship Summer Camp and Group Programs Archer’s Hamilton school is noted for its small friendly atmosphere. We are conveniently located in the centre of downtown, close to shops and restaurants, and across from the bus station which provides easy access to Toronto, about one hour away. Archer College Hamilton is an official test centre for the TOEIC exam. Archer Education (Diamond Institute) Post Secondary Programs/Registered College Specialized Programs and Internship Our facilities are designed with the serious learner in mind. We insist on clean, attractive and modern facilities. Furniture is selected for comfort and to enhance the learning experience. Our equipment and software meet the requirements of our business customers. We maintain current technology and software that is being used in business today. 30
  • Canada You have chosen one of the most versatile countries in the world in which to study and learn! Canada is recognized throughout the world as one of the safest, most welcoming C A N A D A and beautiful countries. The very best part BRITISH COLUMBIA ALBERTA ALBER SASKATCHEWAN SASKATCHEWAN SASKATCHEWAN MANITOBA MANITOBA MANITOB ONTARIO ONTARIO QU BEC QUÉBEC of Canada is the people – we are friendly, helpful, easy going and welcoming. Come Calgary Saskatoon Montréal to Canada and let the Archer Education Winnipeg Victoria Vancouver Ottawa Group show you how to make your education Toronto Ajax experience unforgettable. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Hamilton Vancouver Toronto Vancouver, in the western Toronto is without question province of British one of the most exciting Columbia, is a thriving city and culturally diverse cities located between mountains in the world. Almost every and the ocean – an ideal nationality and culture is spot for summer and winter represented, respected and Winter Spring Summer Fall Winter Spring Summer Fall sports activities. In fact, it welcomed in Toronto. As 6 ˚C 14 ˚C 22 ˚C 13 ˚C 3 ˚C 6 ˚C 20 ˚C 9 ˚C will be hosting the 2010 well as celebrations of Winter Olympics. Vancouver enjoys a moderate climate year round multicultural events, galleries, theatre and fine restaurants, Toronto which allows for lush, green trees and bright, flowering gardens offers superb educational opportunities through the world – a truly beautiful city. In addition, the University of British Columbia renowned University of Toronto, York and Ryerson Universities, the and Simon Fraser University offer students an excellent opportunity for Ontario College of Art and Design plus numerous colleges both post-secondary study in a first-class university in a first-class city. private and public, offering a wide variety of courses. Hamilton Ajax Another beautiful city in Ajax is a small community the province of Ontario is just east of the City of Hamilton. While quite Toronto. It is a clean and close to Toronto (about 1 safe community with a hour away by car) Hamilton population that is just under operates at a much slower 100,000 residents. Ajax has Winter Spring Summer Fall Winter Spring Summer Fall pace. Hamilton has many a good public transit system 4 ˚C 6 ˚C 20 ˚C 10 ˚C 3 ˚C 6 ˚C 20 ˚C 9 ˚C attractions: the beautiful for travel within the Botanical Gardens, as well as cultural events and excellent winter and community and to Toronto. A typical trip to downtown Toronto by summer sport activities. It boasts the world famous McMaster public transit takes about 20~25 minutes. This provides the students University, well-known for its excellent medical school and innovative with the best of both worlds. They can study and live in a safe and science programs. Brock University, situated in nearby St. Catharines, quiet family-oriented community. At the same time they are very close is also well recognized as a prestigious post-secondary institution to the Toronto for entertainment and week-end stress release. offering a wide variety of multi-disciplinary programs. 31
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