Certificate Programs 

& Cooperative Education

Welcome to Burnhamthorpe Adult Learning Centre's (BALC) Certificate Programs & Cooperative Education Website. Presently, BALC offers two certificate programs: Personal Support Worker (PSW) and Child Care Assistant (CCA). New to Burnhamthorpe is the Introduction to Healthcare program which is specifically geared towards pre PSW students! 

BALC also offers a Cooperative Education program! Coop involves a partnership between education and professional organizations  that will allow for learners to gain valuable work experience and extend different learning opportunities beyond the traditional classroom.  

Students will now be able to brush up on their computer skills and take advantage of the Essential Skills Upgrading computer classes! Workshops are available in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Full time, part time, day or evening classes are available. Click HERE for more details.

We at BALC have your success and future in mind! Often times, students want to get their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), pursue nursing or early childhood education after completing one of the certificate programs. We currently have credit bundles available for those who want to take one of those paths! Either way, BALC can help you with your future! We look forward to welcoming you to our learning community! 

Hilka Glaze, OCT, RPN

Program Team Leader

Coop and Special Programs

(W) 416 394 7130 ext 21035

(M) 647 544 2250


**Please bring all of your status documents with you to the assessment!**


Assessments for Quad 1:  June 6th and 7th, 2024@0930 sharp! Both days are now full. Form is closed.

Please note: For quad 1, our PSW program is full of pathway students. All applicants will be put on a pathway to get into the PSW program during one of the other intakes that occur throughout the school year. 


Assessments for Quad 1: Come to the school to pick up an appointment for an assessment

🧸August 21-August 23 from 9am-2pm🧸 

CO-OP: Including Accelerated OYAP


Accelerated OYAP: NOW CLOSED

Regular COOP: Quad 1 Registration appointments available in the main office starting:

📓August 21-August 23 from 9am-2pm📓

Please click on a button below to learn more about the program.