Professional Development Courses

If you already have a career that you love, but you’re looking to advance in it, consider Professional Development (PD) courses at CD-ED. You may already be gainfully employed, but you need to learn new skills so you can take on new responsibilities and advance in your role. Our college-quality PD courses offer a quick and practical solution to bridge your skills gap. Some employers may even pay for you to continue your education because it makes you more valuable to the company.

All Professional Development courses completed with CD-ED are transferable to our full diploma programs. So, if you decide that what you really want is a new career with in-depth training and support to reach that goal, then applying your PD to one of our diploma programs is a great option for you. Our diploma programs lay a strong foundation of knowledge and allow you to build expertise once you’ve mastered the basics.

Taking your online PD courses with CD-ED also means that you will have an industry-experienced instructor at your fingertips. That’s right; you’ll enjoy full instructor support throughout your entire PD course! Have a question? Call or email your instructor. We are here for you.

Best of all, there are no hidden fees – everything is included. **

Get the skills and certifications you need to remain competitive in today’s labour market as you work towards advancing your career goals. Browse through our PD Courses below!

Microsoft Word with Certification

Learn to create professional-looking documents and revise them with ease. Develop announcements, letters, memos, resumes, reports, mailing labels, newsletters, online forms, and many other types of documents. Microsoft Office Specialist certification exam voucher and exam preparation are included with the cost of this course.

Technology Requirements: You must have a computer running a Windows environment and internet connection.

5 Weeks

Price: $899.00

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Microsoft Excel with Certification

Create and edit spreadsheets in order to manage and convey data. Learn to organize data, complete calculations, make decisions, graph data, develop professional-looking reports, publish organized data to the Web, and access real-time data from Web sites. Microsoft Office Specialist certification exam voucher and exam preparation are included with this course.

Technology Requirements: You must have a computer running a Windows environment and internet connection.

4 Weeks

Price: $749.00

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Microsoft Excel for Bookkeeping

Learn basic calculations and complex financial and mathematical formulas using Excel. Develop real-world workbooks and charts for companies. The focus will be on how vital spreadsheets are to accounting practices in today’s businesses.

Technology Requirements: You must have a computer running a Windows environment and internet connection.

6 Weeks

Price: $999.00

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Microsoft Access with Certification

Learn Access, a powerful database management system that is often the platform for many database applications used in businesses today. Create and process data in a database, including defining a table structure, entering records and creating queries. Microsoft Office Specialist certification exam voucher and exam preparation are included with this course.

Technology Requirements: You must have a computer running a Windows environment and internet connection.

5 Weeks

Price: $899.00

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Microsoft PowerPoint with Certification

Microsoft Office PowerPoint is a complete presentation graphics program that allows you to produce professional slide show presentations. Microsoft Office Specialist certification exam voucher and exam preparation are included with this course.

Technology Requirements: You must have a computer running a Windows environment and internet connection.

4 Weeks

Price: $749.00

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Manual Accounting

This is a comprehensive course that allows you to develop a solid working knowledge of the accounting equation, learning the concepts of debits and credits and understanding the process of receivables and payables. Become skilled with the accounting cycle for service and merchandising firms.

Technology Requirements: You must have a computer running a Windows environment and internet connection.

12 Weeks

Price: $1999.00

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Basic Bookkeeping

Learn the most valuable skills for keeping a set of books for a small business. Less about being an accountant and more about being able to perform basic skills related to accounting in an administrative role, this course will use real-world situations to give you a true understanding of accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, tax remittances, petty cash, and so much more.

Technology Requirements: You must have a computer running a Windows environment and internet connection.

7 Weeks

Price: $1099.00

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QuickBooks

Learn how to use QuickBooks computerized accounting software to increase efficiency in company bookkeeping, specifically those tasks likely required by an office assistant.

Prerequisite: A good understanding of basic accounting principles is recommended to enroll in this course.

Technology Requirements: You must have a computer running a Windows environment and internet connection.

4 Weeks

Price: $699.00

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Medical Terminology

Learn the terminology and anatomy of the human body based on the twelve body systems. Spelling and pronunciation are also covered. A working understanding of medical terminology is vital for anyone working in an administrative medical position.

Technology Requirements: You must have a computer running a Windows environment and internet connection.

12 Weeks

Price: $499.00

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Anatomy & Physiology

Discover how the human body is structured, from the cellular to the tissue level. Learn how tissues form organs and how the organs comprise various systems of the body. The student will learn the body systems – what each system does, the organs it contains, and how they function and work together.

Prerequisite: A certificate of completion in Medical Terminology from a recognized institution is required to enroll in Anatomy & Physiology.

Technology Requirements: You must have a computer running a Windows environment and internet connection.

8 Weeks

Price: $599.00

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Pathophysiology

This course teaches the fundamental concepts and processes in pathophysiology. The curriculum includes specific disorders and diseases of the various body systems, physiological changes related to ageing, stress and other factors affecting the body. Learn about the signs and symptoms of the diseases and tests and treatment methods, including pharmacology and medical imaging.

Prerequisite: A certificate of completion in Medical Terminology from a recognized institution is required to enroll in Pathophysiology.

Technology Requirements: You must have a computer running a Windows environment and internet connection.

8 Weeks

Price: $599.00

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Intro to Medical Transcription

Learn how to recognize by ear the terminology for all major medical specialty areas, and how to quickly and easily transcribe these into a medical report. Medical reports will be transcribed, covering ten body systems. The medical reports include emergency room reports, history and physical examinations, diagnostic imaging or radiology reports, operative reports, pathology reports, consultations, death summaries, and discharge summaries.

Prerequisite: A certificate of completion in Medical Terminology from a recognized institution is required to enroll in Intro to Medical Transcription.

Technology Requirements: You must have a computer running a Windows environment with Microsoft Office software.

10 Weeks

Price: $1599.00

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Note: Professional Development credits earned are transferable to career programs. As a result, having a high school diploma is a prerequisite for all PD courses. We will also record a pass or fail outcome for each one.

** Total price includes tuition, books & software, and shipping within Canada. A shipping surcharge may be applied to shipments outside of Canada.