Continuing Education

Business and management

(HRM01) Strategic Human Resources Management

Cost: $275

This course introduces the strategic role of human resources within today’s business environment. It clearly defines what it takes to align human resources with the organization’s business strategy, create a human resources plan, align HR functions with this plan, and successfully manage the human resources function. The content also includes an introduction to key human resources functions within organizations. You will develop an understanding of how to better position human resources as a strategic and influential partner within your business.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Nov 19–Dec 3 | 80098, 5 sessions, Mon & Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm

(HRM02) Increasing Employee Engagement

Cost: $275

Learn about human resources best practices for organizational effectiveness and employee engagement. Discouver relevant content and tools to help you enhance employee engagement within your organization, departments, and work teams. Examine techinquest to lower turnover, increase employee satisfaction, and enhance productivity.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Jan 30–Feb 13 | 20032, 5 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
(HRM03) Hiring for Performance

Cost: $275

Examine the components of a systematic and and structured recruitment process that you can immediately apply within your organization in order to attract, identify, interview, and select the right candidates for the right postions. Learn and practice planning, behavioural interviewing, and final selection techniques that will enhance your judgment of a candidate’s potential success and enhance your skills in choosing the best employee for the job at hand.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Feb 28–Mar 14 | 20036, 5 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
(HRM04) Managing Employee Performance

Cost: $275

Learn the key elements necessary to design and implement an effective performance management process within your organization. Discover how to evaluate your current performance review process, and identify required changes to increase the effectiveness of your employee performance measurement and feedback. Find out how to handle performance issues, and review the foundational elements needed to conduct constructive annual performance reviews.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Apr 15–May 1 | 20038, 5 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, no class Apr 22

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
(HRM05) Employee Development & Training

Cost: TBD

Effective organizations require knowledgeable and skilled employees. These high-performing employees possess the competencies required for both their current roles and career advancement within the organization. This course focuses on current learning approaches and talent management strategies for developing your employees. It includes an introduction to corporate and individual training needs assessment, on-boarding and orientation approaches, succession planning, and training program design. You will leave with a format for your overall corporate training plan.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Available Fall 2019

(HRM06) HR Policies and Procedures

Cost: TBD

A policy is a formal statement of a principle or rule that members of an organization must follow. A procedure tells members of an organization how to carry out or implement a policy. Policy is the what and procedure is the how to. Learn how to develop essential human resources guidelines and create HR policies and procedures that are useful, practical, and easy to understand. We will also discuss how to best communicate policy to employees.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Available Fall 2019

(HRM07) Handling HR issues

Cost: $280

Examin and discuss common situations and issues faced by human resources practitioners. Learn skills you can put ot work right away in your workplace. Using real-life case studies at the organizational, departmental, and individual level, learn to analyze a situation, discuss its implications, and receive guidance on on reaching a resolution. Bring your own HR questions to the session for guidance and coaching.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Jun 10–Jun 24 | 40023, 5 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
(HRM08) Understanding Leadership

Cost: $280

Explore the topic of leadership: develop an understanding of the difference between leading and managing, and examine current theories of key leadership practices. Identify your own personal leadership style and evaluate its potential impact on the performance of your duties in the workplace.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

May 14–May 28 | 40037, 5 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
(HRM09) Employee Rewards

Cost: $275

Develop a basic understanding of the key components of a total compensation strategy that combines direct financial rewards, such as base salary and bonuses, with indirect financial rewards, such as benefits, retirement savings plans, and recognition programs.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Jan 8–Jan 24 | 20100 5 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, no class Jan 17

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
(HRM10) Introduction to Labour Relations

Cost: $105

Examine the basics of current labour relations legislation in BC. Learn how to interpret this legislation and assess its impact on workplace practices.

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Mar 9 | 20048, 1 session, Sat, 9–3:00 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
(HRM11) BC Employment Law

Cost: $105

Get an introduction to the basics of key employment law in B.C., including the Employment Standards Act, Human Rights Code, and the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). Examine how to interpret this legislation, the impact of employment legislation on workplace practices, and how to handle key employment issues atising as a result.

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Feb 23 | 20037, 1 session, Sat, 9–3:00 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
(HRM12) Workplace Health & Safety

Cost: TBD

Employers have legal responsibilities to ensure the health and safety of workers and provide them with the information, instruction, and training necessary for their positions. This class reviews the responsibilities of employers and examines legal accountability arising from the Workers Compensation Act and Occupational Health and Safety Regulations. You will learn the role of human resources in supporting health and safety activities and strategies for improving workplace safety—thereby reducing the company’s potential legal liabilities.

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Available Fall 2019

(HRM13) Designing Employee Orientation

Cost: TBD

Effective on-boarding is an investment in employee retention, morale, and productivity. However, all too often employees receive a poor orientation or no orientation at all. This course provides an outline for a professional and formalized orientation program that sets the stage for effective and focused employee performance. Learn proven techniques and current research for designing and implementing an orientation program that engages new employees early in the employment relationship.

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Available Fall 2019

(HRM14) Measuring HR's Impact

Cost: $110

Measuring the effectiveness and efficiency of the human resources (HR) function is one of the best ways to increase HR’s relevance to the company and prove the business impact of proposed HR initiatives or programs. Get introduced to a common set of HR metrics, including formulas and descriptions. Identify the metrics that fit your organization best. Learn the benefits of comparing your company's metrics to external benchmarking data.

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

May 4 | 40024, 1 session, Sat, 9–3:00 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
(MSS01) Management Foundation

Cost: TBD

This course provides an introduction to the key principles of management. You will examine different styles of management and identify your own style. Core values, beliefs, and ethics will also be examined. 

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Available Fall 2019

(MSS02) Management and Communication

Cost: $275

Good managers are known for their ability to communicate clearly and effectively, listen to problems and solutions, and encourage motivation and goals. This course is ideally suited for new supervisors and managers, to enhance their leadership skills with effective communication and listening, empower them to make necessary and productive changes, and create an atmosphere for engagement and productivity.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Jan 14–Jan 28 | 20102, 5 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
(MSS07) Customer Service Excellence

Cost: TBD

You will build on your own experiences to identify the essential elements of outstanding customer service, develop strategies based on leading practices to provide your customers with a high level of service, and learn what is needed to develop lasting, value-added relationships with customers.

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Available Fall 2019

(MSS12) Presentation Skills

Cost: $105

Learn how to prepare and deliver effective presentations that you can use for business, sales, training, or public speaking. Discover how to document, plan, and structure your presentation to influence you listeners and achieve your goals.

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Mar 16 | 20042, 1 session, Sat, 9–2:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
(MSS15) Management and Team Building

Cost: $275

Explore the basic principles of working with small groups. Group member roles, the process of group formation, group dynamics, and group problem solving are also explored in this course.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Dec 5-19 | 80105, 5 sessions, Mon & Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm

(MSS16) Delegating, Motivating, and Giving Feedback

Cost: $275

Examine the concepts of motivation and delegation and identify the connections between the two. Develop an action plan to deal with them effectively. In addition, explore the nature of feedback and develop a practical approach to provide actionable feedback to motivate others.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Feb 5–Feb 19 | 20015, 5 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
(MSS17) Leadership & Managing Change

Cost: TBD

Workplace change can create tension. So learn methods of addressing employee’s emotions as you manage the process of change—as well as how to communicate change and deal with resistance.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Available Fall 2019

(MSS18) Writing in the Workplace

Cost: 275

Learn the craft of skillful writing, Increase the effectiveness of your written communications to achieve both personal and corporate success. Learn about the writing process, content-generating strategies, audience analysis, structure, persuasive strategies, format, style, and revision.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Mar 4–Mar 20 | 20039, 5 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
(MSS19) Marketing & Branding Your Business

Cost: $275

Marketing and branding are critical in maintaining a business. A strong brand is invaluable as the battle for customers intensifies day by day. This course equips you to research, define, and build your brand.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Sept 11-25 | 80107, 5 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
(MSS20) Management and Conflict Resolution

Cost: $280

Get introduced to the key principles of conflict handling and develop an understanding of the meaning and causes of conflict. Learn how to manage relationships with customers and colleagues. Gain insight into people's individual conflict resolution styles, internal and external customer conflict, the cost of conflict, resolving conflict, communicating effectively during conflict, and preventing conflict through communication.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

May 1–May 15 | 40025, 5 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
(MSS21) Management and Administrative Skills

Cost: $280

Learn to select, hire, and orient staff effectively. Conduct purposeful and meaningful interviews, make reference checks and job offers, define responsibilities and goals, and use workplace retention strategies to keep your best employees.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Jun 4–Jun 18 | 40029, 5 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
(MSS24) Time and Stress Management

Cost: $110

The ability to manage time and stress is absolutely critical to the success of any manager and leader. Learn techniques for effective time and stress management. Find out how to identify stressors, set priorities, handle interruptions and crises, and improve work methods and productivity.

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Jun 1 | 40067, 1 session, Sat, 9–2:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
(MSS25) Leadership Skills Inventory

Cost: $275

Gain an understanding of who you are and how it affects your leadership style. Topics of self-discovery will include personality inventories, self-esteem, beliefs, values, goals, and stress management. When you discover what type of leader you are and which position best suits you, you can learn to lead authentically.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Apr 2–Apr 16 | 20040, 5 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
(PR01) Fundamentals of Public Relations

Cost: TBD

Explore traditional PR strategies and the ways professionals are adapting to the new digital social landscape. This course introduces basic principles of creating and promoting persuasive messages.

This course is part of the Public Relations certificate. To take the course individually, please contact continuingeducation@ufv.ca. 

Available Fall 2019

(PR02) Social Media & Digital Citizenship

Cost: $280

This course explores the techniques needed to communicate effectively and to participate as a digital citizen using social media. Web-based communication tools, such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, are an essential part of a communication strategy.

This course is part of the Public Relations certificate. To take the course individually, please contact continuingeducation@ufv.ca.

Online

May 13–Jun 2 | 40142

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
(PR03) Storytelling that Matters: Public Speaking

Cost: TBD

Engage any audience with rich content, specific messages, and effective speaking strategies. This course introduces the principles and practice of public speaking through active learning and practice. Course includes both online and face-to-face sessions.

This course is part of the Public Relations certificate. To take the course individually, please contact continuingeducation@ufv.ca. 

Available Fall 2019

(PR04) Ask and Answer: Skills for Interviews

Cost: $275

This course provides practical experience in the art of interviewing as a public relations activity. Within a variety of interview genres and situations you will practice the art of developing questions, initiating the interview, responding to questions, and closing the interview.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Online with two classes conducted in classroom

Jan 21–Feb 10 | 20188

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
(PR05) Writing for the Internet

Cost: $275

This course focuses on the fundamental rules of effective communication as they apply to online readers and writers. Learn to tailor your message for a digital audience through web pages, blog posts, and social media.

Online

Feb 25–Mar 17 | 20189

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
(PR06) Impression Management: Influencing your Public Image

Cost: $275

This course explores the ways in which you can act to influence a positive perception of your image by the public and/or stakeholders. You will develop insight into how choice of strategies can be influenced by situation, choice of media channel, intended audience, and other factors.

Online

Mar 25–Apr 14 | 20190

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
(PR07) Persuasive Messaging

Cost: TBD

Persuade audiences and advocate for your brand or cause. This course introduces persuasive modes of writing and speaking for grant, proposal, and advocacy writing. Students will produce a proposal or fundraising document.

Available Fall 2019

(PR08) Visual Communications

Cost: $280

Learn to leverage the value of graphics, typography, and document design to boost the impact and clarity of PR communications.

Online

Jun 3–Jun 23 | 40143

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
(PR09) Copyright and Legal Issues

Cost: $280

Examine the copyright and legal considerations affecting the design of a communication plan. Find out about protecting work and explore legal issues surrounding personal information, privacy, open source materials, print materials, images, videos, and social media.

Online

Jun 24–Jul 14 | 40144

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
(PR10) Building a Media Kit

Cost: $105

Create materials for an effective media kit to build strong relationships with clients, news outlets, and business associates. In this one-day workshop, participants will write and present materials that promote professional representation.

This course is part of the Public Relations certificate. To take the course individually, please contact continuingeducation@ufv.ca. 

Available Fall 2019

(PR11) Employment Messaging

Cost: $110

Master the skills needed to prepare an employment portfolio, including traditional paper résumés and cover letters, online materials, and social media career profiles. Review basic interview techniques to present yourself professionally with ease and confidence.

Online

Jul 15–Jul 21 | 40145

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
(PR12) Marketing 21st Century Style

Cost: $105

This workshop introduces what are proving to be the marketing skills needed for today’s workplace. Topics covered in this course will include viral, social, and authentic marketing strategies. It examines how to better engage with current and potential customers.

Online

Apr 29–May 5 | 20191

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
(PR13) Public Relations Practicum

Cost: $750

Participate in a supervised field-based activity to refine, integrate, and apply the knowledge acquired in the Public Relations certificate program. In order to qualify for this practicum you must have
successfully completed all previous coursework and grade requirements or be enrolled in the remainder of required courses.

Off-campus location

Aug 12–Aug 23 | 40146

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
(RM01) Fundamentals of Records Management

Cost: $275

This course is an overview of the roles, responsibilities, terminology, and governing principles of current records management practices. Strategies for implementing a records program in a variety of different organizations will be discussed.

This course is part of the Records Management certificate. To take the course individually, please contact continuingeducation@ufv.ca. 

Available Fall 2019

(RM02) Records Classification

Cost: $550

Today’s records exist in countless formats—digital or physical, personal or shared. Classifying records allows for systematic identification and coding that results in easy retrieval. You will learn how to code within various classification systems.

This course is part of the Records Management certificate. To take the course individually, please contact continuingeducation@ufv.ca. 

Online

Nov 12–Dec 16 | 80048

(RM03) Record Management Systems

Cost: $550

This course provides an introduction to records management systems. Topics will follow the life cycle of a record and provide you the guidelines needed to create a records management system from inventory to destruction.

This course is part of the Records Management certificate. To take the course individually, please contact continuingeducation@ufv.ca. 

Online

Feb 25–Mar 31 | 20044

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
(RM04) Digital Age Literacy

Cost: $275

Focus on technical skills needed to work in this digital age. Topics include electronic communications using Microsoft ® Outlook, organization and transfer of data, and record security.

This course is part of the Records Management certificate. To take the course individually, please contact continuingeducation@ufv.ca. 

Online

Jan 14–Feb 3 | 20112

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
(RM05) Databases: Access

Cost: TBD

Skill development and application of introductory database concepts using Microsoft Access. Topics include building reports and forms; designing, creating, maintaining, editing, and querying a database; and creating reports and forms.

This course is part of the Records Management certificate. To take the course individually, please contact continuingeducation@ufv.ca. 

Available Fall 2019

(RM06) Spreadsheets: Excel

Cost: $275

In this hands-on course, learn about spreadsheet concepts using Microsoft Excel software. The emphasis is on creating and using spreadsheets for business applications.

This course is part of the Records Management certificate. To take the course individually, please contact continuingeducation@ufv.ca. 

Online

Apr 8–29 | 20113

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
(RM07) Word-Processing: Word

Cost: $275

In this hands-on course, learn how to design and organize documents using Microsoft Word software. The course puts a special emphasis on attention to detail and practical application in preparing business documents and forms.

This course is part of the Records Management certificate. To take the course individually, please contact continuingeducation@ufv.ca. 

Online

Feb 4–24 | 20045

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
(RM08) Business Communications

Cost: $275

This course introduces the principles of business communications. Topics covered include the writing process; direct, indirect, and persuasive messages; and adapting messages for specific purposes and audiences.

This course is part of the Records Management certificate. To take the course individually, please contact continuingeducation@ufv.ca. 

Available in Fall 2019

(RM09) Records Management Practicum

Cost: $750

Complete an 80-hour supervised field-based placement to refine, integrate, and apply the knowledge you have acquired in the Records Management certificate program. In order to qualify for this practicum you must have successfully completed all previous coursework or be enrolled in the remainder of required courses.

Off-campus location

May 6–17 | 40030

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Accelerated Bookkeeping for Small Business

Cost: $3080 - $3160

Enrol full-time to complete the Bookkeeping for Small Business certificate in just 12 weeks. To register in all courses, use the BKKG Block Codes listed beside the section below.

The certificate consists of the following courses:

  • Bookkeeping Level I
  • Bookkeeping Level II
  • MS Excel Level I
  • Computerized Accounting Level I (Sage 50)
  • Computerized Accounting Level II (Sage 50)
  • Payroll Accounting

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Feb 11–May 1 | Mon, Wed, Fri, 9 am–3:30 pm
Quote registration code BKKG CH, $3080‌

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

May 13–Jul 29 | Mon, Wed, Fri, 9 am–3:30 pm
Quote registration code BKKG AB, $3160

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Bookkeeping I

Cost: $565 - $580

This course provides an essential introduction to bookkeeping, including theoretical foundations and hands-on knowledge. Learn how to complete all the functions of the accounting cycle from transaction analysis to closing the books. Topics include the accounting model, basic financial statements, general ledger, and government taxation.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Jan 28–Mar 20 | 20159, 15 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $565, no class Feb 18
May 7–Jun 27 
|40147, 15 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $580

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Mar 12–Apr 30 | 20160, 15 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $565

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Bookkeeping II

Cost: $575 - $590
Prerequisite: Bookkeeping Level I with B or better.

Building on the principles covered in Bookkeeping I, learn about financial statements preparation, accounts receivable, accounts payable, subsidiary ledgers, bank reconciliations, payroll, GST, PST, HST, trial balances, and year end.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Apr 1–May 29 | 20163, 16 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $575 no class Apr 22 and May 20

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Feb 4–Apr 1 | 20162, 16 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $575, no class Feb 18
May 7–Jun 27 
| 40148, 16 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $590

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
QuickBooks Level I

Cost: $750

Participate in a two-week work practicum with a local employer to apply what you have learned in class and gain experience. To qualify, you must have successfully completed all previous coursework and grade requirements. Transportation to the practicum site is your responsibility and may require travel outside your area of residence.

Off-campus location

May 6–17 | 40088, 2 weeks.

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Computerized Accounting Level I - SAGE 50

Cost: $565 - $580
Prerequisite: Bookkeeping Level II with B or better.

Note: Students should be competent in computer skills before taking this course.

Integrated bookkeeping/accounting software is a standard for small businesses. This course covers journal entries, purchases/sales orders and quotes, as well as invoicing, receipts and payments for payables, receivables, and inventory. Familiarize yourself with the reporting and tax features provided by accounting software. Payroll is not covered. Please note: Sage software is not compatible with Mac computers.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Apr 2–May 2 | 20166, 10 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $565

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Feb 4–Mar 11 | 20165, 10 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $565, no class Feb 18
Jun 3–Jul 8 
| 40149, 10 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $580, no class Jul 1

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Computerized Accounting Level II - SAGE 50

Cost: $525 - $540
Prerequisite: Computerized Accounting Level I with B or better.

Build on what you have learned in Computerized Accounting Level I and learn about banking, payroll, projects, inventory, adjustments and closing. This course does not teach accounting fundamentals. Please note: Sage software is not compatible with Mac computers.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

May 14–Jun 4 | 40150, 7 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $540

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Mar 25–Apr 15 | 20168, 7 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $525

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Diversity: Appreciate Cultures

Cost: $150

This diversity training course discusses the benefits of diversity in the workplace, provides guidelines to interact with different personalities and cultures, and coaches staff on how to approach diverse people with inclusion and respect.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Feb 25–Feb 27 | 20222, 2 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Evidence Based Decision Making

Cost: $605

Examine the importance of evidence-based decision making and its role within both public and private sector organizations. Explore the fundamental approaches to evidence-based decision making through case studies and literature from various professional disciplines.

Learn the components of an evidence-based methodology, including:

  • Where and how critical thinking skills fit in
  • What experimental designs are used to collect data
  • How statistics are used to provide strong evidence for decisions

Upon completion, you will be fully equipped to gather, organize, review, and evaluate the decision-making process.

Feb 19–Apr 27 | 20221, Online
May 1–Jun 6 | 40170, Online

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Facebook/Instagram for Small Business

Cost: $79

Learn how to create Facebook and Instagram pages for your business. Explore how to set up campaigns and leverage built-in tools to get started with your marketing. Find out how to target an audience to reach your prospects, learn about remarketing/retargeting, and get some tips to maximize the impact of your adertising dollars.

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Feb 5 | 20241, 1 session, Tue, 6–9:00 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
How to Start a Small Business

Cost: $110

Explore the various options, considerations, and legal requirements involved in starting up a small business in BC, including business structures, business types, business planning, and other essential steps. The session covers the ins and outs of start-up costs, break-even analysis, financing, market share, and marketing strategy.

Hope Centre

Apr 13 | 20124, 1 session, Sat, 9–4:00 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
MS Excel Level I

Cost: $325 - $330

Learn how to use MS Excel to create spreadsheets that include AutoSum, conditional formatting, formulas, and absolute addresses. Develop or edit spreadsheets using a variety of MS Excel attributes and fine-tune your new skills by creating charts. Bring a USB stick to class. This course is designed for people with prior Excel experience. We encourage students with no such experience to take MS Excel Basics.

Note: Students with credit for ABT 137 or Spreadsheets: Excel (RM 06) will receive credit for this course provided software version is the same.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Jan 28–Feb 11 | 20173, 5 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $325
Jun 3–Jun 17 | 40152, 5 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $330

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Mar 14–Mar 28 | 20174, 5 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $325

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
MS Excel Level II

Cost: $325
Prerequisite: Excel Level I

This course is not a graduation requirement of the Bookkeeping for Small Business Certificate. However, students who have completed Excel Level I may take this course to enhance their skills. Find the schedule here

Payroll Accounting

Cost: $525 - $540
Prerequisite: Bookkeeping Level I with B or better.

Learn to manage a payroll accounting system, with an emphasis on the calculation of earnings and deductions to conform to federal and provincial laws and accounting best practices. Find out how to complete forms required by law and the necessary accounting entries performed as part of basic payroll recordkeeping. This is a general course that is not specific to any one business. Bring a USB/memory stick to class.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Feb 4–Mar 13 | 20170, 11 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $525, no class Feb 18
Jun 3–Jul 10 | 40151, 11 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm,, $540, no class Jul 1

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

 Apr 2–May 7 | 20171, 11 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $525

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
QuickBooks Level I

Cost: $565 - $575
Prerequisite: Bookkeeping Level I and II or possessing foundational bookkeeping knowledge.

Note: Students should be competent in computer skills before taking this course.

Learn how to manage customer and vendor transactions, general journal and cash transactions, estimates, orders, discounts, banking, taxes, and credit cards using QuickBooks. Please note, this course is not required to complete the Bookkeeping for Small Business certificate. 

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Feb 5–Mar 7 | 20185, 10 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $565
May 28–Jun 27 | 40154, 10 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $575

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
QuickBooks Level II

Cost: $575
Prerequisite: QuickBooks Level I

Build on the skills you developed in QuickBooks Level I. Learn how to create and manage a new company, including company setup and payroll and inventory transactions. Please note, this course is not required to complete the Bookkeeping for Small Business certificate. 

 Available Fall 2019

 

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