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The Loyalist College FOCUS Has Arrived

August 10, 2009

Filled With Continuing Education Opportunities

The Fall 2009 FOCUS course calendar was distributed in area newspapers the weekend of August 7th.  The calendar details Belleville and Bancroft on-campus and distance education course offerings as well as the classes offered in Brighton, Picton, Stirling, Trent Hills – Campbellford, Trenton, and Moira Secondary School in Belleville.  Over 900 courses are available with the full listing of Continuing Education courses online at Many online programs have monthly intakes and most on-campus classes start the week of September 8th.

Exciting courses in this Fall’s calendar include: Bridging Health Care Aides to Personal Support Workers, Office Administration, Digital Scrapbooking, Food Service Worker, Bathroom Design Workshop, Truck Driver Training and Prince Edward County Through a Lens. Discover how to earn a diploma in Military Arts and Sciences (DMASc) completely online. Begin working toward a Wilderness Experience certificate in realistic and challenging situations in the Bancroft and Georgian Bay areas. If you’d like to prepare tantalizing meals without the hassle, then the one-day workshop Easy One Pan Meals with Chef Whynott is your answer.

“Learners can take advantage of studying part-time while working toward a career-oriented certificate or diploma,” said Geoff Cudmore, Acting Vice-President Academic. “They have the choice of taking on-campus classes or those offered in our local communities. For those who need the flexibility that distance education offers, they can join 45,000 students who take OntarioLearn courses every year across the province.”

“Our goal is to offer a relevant, interesting and diverse selection of courses through Continuing Education,” said Trudie Lake, Manager of Continuing Education. “One of our greatest achievements has been the growth we have realized in learning accessibility through OntarioLearn courses. This year, Loyalist was proud to receive a provincial Conny Award, for Exemplary Procedures, from the Provincial Heads of Continuing Education. This is the eighth provincial award that we have received and it serves as a wonderful motivator for us to continue to work diligently to make continuing education accessible to everyone, everywhere in Ontario.”  

To speak with College representatives about the FOCUS Fall 2009 semester, contact the School of Continuing Education at Loyalist College, (613) 969-1913, ext. 2260, e-mail questions to or visit


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Media Contact:  Marilyn Warren, Communications, Loyalist College (613) 969-1913, ext. 2332, e-mail: or Trudie Lake, (613) 969-1913, ext. 2408, e-mail: or Bancroft Campus – Maureen Kelly, (613) 332-1743, e-mail: