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Five Golden Keys to Tell if an Online Course is Right for You

By: Theresa Pugh

Published On: November 10, 2014

How can you tell if an online program is right for you? According to the experts, there are 5 golden keys:

  1. Reputation
  2. Accreditation
  3. Faculty
  4. Content
  5. Location

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Founded in 1998, Ashton College has become a national and international force in the field of education offering an innovative, personalized, and fully comprehensive learning experience to both domestic and international students.

The president of the college, Colin Fortes says:

“At Ashton, the focus is on you and your career. Our small class sizes deliver a personalized education designed to help you excel in your chosen field.

We are very proud to deliver quality education to the working professional. We recognize how hard it is to balance a work life with the pursuit of education and that is why we have designed programs with you in mind. With programs offered full-time, part-time, and in our virtual classrooms, you do not have to sacrifice your income or schedule.”


The programs and courses at Ashton are all accredited by or delivered in partnership with Canadian licensing bodies and professional associations, from Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC), to the Forum of International Trade Training (FITT), and the Financial Advisers Association of Canada (Advocis).


The faculty at Ashton College are all experts in their industry with years of professional experience. Their practical advice is designed specifically to help students get started in the next step of their career.

The standard of excellence at Ashton is reflected by their outstanding faculty, industry recognized programs and courses, and most of all the success of Ashton graduates. The faculty agree: studying at Ashton is more than academic instruction – it is an education with purpose. With a strong foundation – you can ‘build a career’.


From Bookkeeping, to Immigration Consulting, Human Resources, Home Inspection and Financial Management, all the courses at Ashton College have a practical and professional application designed to help students bring the best skills to the job market.


Ashton offers innovation in education which means they bring the classroom to you, wherever in the world you may be. They have reinvented traditional online learning by offering a live and interactive virtual classroom through award winning and state-of-the-art technology, while maintaining the same high standard of excellence required by first class institutions. As an added bonus, classroom space is also offered in beautiful downtown Vancouver, which is known around the world for its temperate climate and stunning outdoor lifestyle.

Fortes adds:

“While you are the only person who can choose your career path, Ashton College is committed to give you the guidance and practical skills needed to start you on your road to success.”



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