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Eastern Partnerships, Affiliations, and Associations

Eastern College is committed to providing excellence in education and the best possible educational experience. Having partnerships, associations and affiliations in the community and in various industries ensure that program content is up-to-date, students have access to current certifications, and software that is reflective of industry standards.

Eastern is proud to be in affiliation with the following organizations:

Eastern College is an authorized Microsoft IT Academy and an award-winning education partner for Microsoft Canada.

CIFFA’s mission is to represent and support members of the Canadian international freight forwarding industry in providing the highest level of quality and professional services to their clients. Successful graduates of the Supply Chain and Logistics program will achieve a Certificate in International Freight Forwarding from the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA). The certificate is nationally recognized within the international transportation and international trade logistics industries.

The Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) is the national association that has been representing employer payroll interests in Canada since 1978. The CPA is influential, affecting payroll legislative policies and practices in hundreds of thousands of small, medium and large employers, and payroll service and software providers.

Successful graduates of the Accounting and Payroll Administrator program will meet the educational requirements to achieve the Payroll Compliance Practitioner certification from the Certified Payroll Management Program (CPM), issued by the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA). The certification is nationally recognized as the standard of excellence for payroll training.

The NACC is a national association representing over 400 career colleges from across the country through its 9 provincial members, and through numerous companies in the education sector. NACC’s purpose is to encourage excellence in the private training sector and to promote the interests of our members and their students at the national level. Eastern College is a proud member of the
National Association of Career Colleges.

The Canadian Institute of Management is Canada’s senior management association.  Successful graduates of the Business Administration program will receive a certificate of Supervisory Management from the Canadian Institute of Management. 

CompTIA certifications are an industry standard for IT technicians. This international, vendor-neutral certification proves competence in areas such as installation, preventative maintenance, networking, security, troubleshooting and configuring basic network infrastructure. 

Health, Wellness and Recreation students receive preparation for the Certified Personal Trainer exam through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

Medical Transcriptionist students receive preparation to complete the Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist exam through the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI).

The Continuing Care Assistant program is approved by the Health Association of Nova Scotia CCA Program Advisory Committee.

The Massage Therapy program is recognized by the Massage Therapy Association of Nova Scotia (MTANS), Association of New Brunswick Massage Therapists (ANBMT), New Brunswick Massotherapy Association (NBMA) and Newfoundland and Labrador and the Massage Therapist Association (NLMTA). 

Makeup Artistry and Design students receive preparation to write the licensing exam of the Costmetology Association of Nova Scotia.

The barbering program recognized by the New Brunswick Registered Barber Association.

The Interior Decorating program is recognized by the Canadian Decorators’ Association (CDA).

National American University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, NAU has been providing quality career education since 1941. NAU opened its first campus in Rapid City, South Dakota, and the university has grown to multiple locations throughout the central United States. In 1996, National American University started developing online courses through its distance learning campus. Today, NAU offers degree programs in traditional, online, and hybrid formats, which provide students with the flexibility and convenience to take courses at times and places that better fit their busy lifestyles. Eastern College and National American University have collaborated to offer Eastern grads online diploma-to-degree completion opportunities. To learn more, please call NAU at 1-855-210-5641.

Eastern College has established an articulation agreement with Yorkville University that recognizes credits from certain diploma programs. This agreement allows diploma graduates to transfer credits towards Yorkville University’s Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program and complete the degree online in as few as 2.5 years.  To learn more, click here - http://www.yorkvilleu.ca/eastern/

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