Continuing Education

Business and management

Accelerated Bookkeeping for Small Business

Cost: $3080

Enrol full-time to complete the Bookkeeping for Small Business certificate in just 12 weeks. To register in all courses, use the block registration code BKKG CH.

The certificate consists of the following courses:

  • Bookkeeping I
  • Bookkeeping II
  • MS Excel Level I
  • Sage 50 Level I
  • Sage 50 Level II
  • Payroll Accounting

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Sep 11–Nov 27 | BKKG CH, Mon, Wed, Fri, 9 am–3:30 pm
No class Oct 9 and Nov 10.

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

Cost: $565

This course provides an essential introduction to bookkeeping, preparing you with theoretical foundations and applicable knowledge. Topics include the accounting model, basic financial statements, general ledger, and GST. Learn how to complete all the functions of the accounting cycle, from transaction analysis to closing the books. Bring your calculator.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Oct 19–Dec 7 | 80248, 15 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Sep 6–Oct 30 | 80073, 15 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm
No class Oct 9

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

Cost: $575
Prerequisite: Bookkeeping I

This course builds on the principles covered in Bookkeeping I, developing your skill sets further. Learn about financial statement preparation, accounts receivable, accounts payable, subsidiary ledgers, bank reconciliations, payroll, GST, PST, HST, trial balances, and year end. Enhance your ability to collect and analyse data, solve mathematical problems, and make accurate calculations.

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Oct 31Dec 21 | 80065, 16 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Building a media kit

Cost: $105

This workshop provides the first steps to developing materials intended for distribution to potential clients, news outlets, and business associates as a way to increase familiarity with the public relations practitioner and the organization. Participants will learn to write and present materials that promote professional representation.

Abbotsford campus

Dec 2 | 80268, 1 session, Sat, 9 am–2:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Business Communications

Cost: $230

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.

Oct 23Nov 12 | 80078, Online

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Customer Service Excellence

Cost: $105

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 — Five Corners

Sep 30 | 80240, 1 session, Sat, 9 am–2:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Databases: Access

Cost: $230

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.

Sep 11–Oct 1 | 80269, Online

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Designing Employee Orientation

Cost: $105

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 — Five Corners

Sep 16 | 80238, 1 session, Sat, 9 am–3:00 pm

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

Cost: $275

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

Oct 24–Nov 7 | 80235, 5 sessions, Tue, Thu, 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.

Sep 19–Nov 21 | 80161, Online

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

Cost: $275

This course introduces the basic principles of creating and promoting a persuasive message. Course participants will also explore traditional PR strategies as well as the new possibilities afforded by social media platforms.

Abbotsford campus

Sep 1226 | 80265, 5 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm

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

Cost: $230

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. 

Oct 222 80076, Online

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Handling HR issues

Cost: $275

This module will introduce and discuss common situations and issues faced by human resources practitioners. Using real-life case studies at the organization, department, and individual level, you will analyze the situation, discuss the implications, and receive guidance on handling these situations.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

June 22July 7| 40087, 5 session, Tues, Thurs, 6:30–9:30 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

Nov 4 | 80057, 1 session, Sat, 9 am4 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
HR Policies and Procedures

Cost: $275

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

Sep 18–Oct 2 | 80236, 5 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm

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

Cost: $275

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

Oct 16–Oct 30 | 80242, 5 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
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 6–Dec 20 | 80241, 5 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Management Foundation

Cost: $275

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

Nov 14–Nov 28 | 80239, 5 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
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

Sep 12–Sept 26 | 80243, 5 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm

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

Cost: $325

Through a series of hands-on projects, learn how to use Microsoft Excel to create spreadsheets that include Autosum, conditional formatting, formulas, and absolute addresses. Develop or edit spreadsheets using a variety of Microsoft Excel 2013 attributes and build up 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 experience to take MS Excel Basics.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Oct 2–Oct 18 | 80246, 5 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm
No class Oct 9

Chilliwack — Five Corners

Sep 12–26 | 80244, 5 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm
Nov 15–29 | 80245, 5 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Jun 20–Jul 4 | 40081, 5 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Payroll Accounting

Cost: $525
Prerequisite: Bookkeeping I

This is a general payroll accounting course not specific to any one business. Learn to perform functions related to the maintenance of a payroll accounting system. Emphasis is on the actual calculation of earnings and deductions that conform to federal and provincial laws and good accounting practices.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Jul 5–Aug 14 | 40082, 11 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm
No class Aug 7
Sep 12–Oct 17 | 80249, 11 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:309:30 pm

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Nov 15–Dec 20 | 80074, 11 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Payroll Compliance Legislation

Cost: $385

This course is the first core payroll course in the Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification program. Upon completion of Payroll Compliance Legislation (PCL), you will have a thorough understanding of the compliance requirements.

Students must register with the CPA two weeks prior to start of class.
CPA fees: $530 + taxes for non-members, $340 + taxes for current members.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Sep 16–Nov 4 80060, 7 sessions, Sat, 9 am4 pm
Exam Nov 4 is 9 am–12 pm
No class Oct 7

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Public Speaking

Cost: $275

This course provides an introduction to the principles and practice of public speaking. The course will cover how to select appropriate content, narrow the focus, organize for greatest impact on the audience, and use vocal variety and delivery techniques.

Abbotsford campus

Nov 721 | 80267, 5 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:309:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
QuickBooks 2016 Level I

Cost: $565

Learn how to manage billing, estimates, and collections using QuickBooks. Before taking this course, completing Bookkeeping I and Bookkeeping II or possessing foundational bookkeeping knowledge is recommended.

NOTE: This course is not required to complete the Bookkeeping for Small Business certificate. 

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Jul 10–Aug 14 | 40090, 10 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:309:30 pm
No class Aug 7
Oct 3–Nov 2 | 80089, 10 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:309:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Records Classification

Cost: $450

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. 

Nov 13Dec 17 80077, Online

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Sage 50 Level I

Cost: $565
Prerequisite: Bookkeeping I and II

Develop basic proficiency using Sage 50 (formerly Simple Accounting), an integrated bookkeeping/accounting software package and the small-business standard. Become familiar with the reporting and tax features of Sage 50. Learn skills related to journal entries, purchases/sales orders and quotes, invoicing, receipts and payments for payables, receivables, and inventory. Payroll is not covered.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Jul 18–Aug 17 | 40003, 10 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm
Oct 16–Nov 15 | 80247, 10 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Sep 12–Oct 12 | 80071, 10 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Sage 50 Level II

Cost: $525
Prerequisite: Sage 50 Level I

This course is a continuation of Sage 50 Level I and covers modules in banking, payroll, projects, inventory, adjustments and closing. This course does not teach accounting fundamentals.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Jun 20–Jul 11 | 40018, 7 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm
Nov 27–Dec 18 | 80067, 7 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Oct 24–Nov 14 | 80072, 7 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Social Media & Digital Citizenship

Cost: $275

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. 

Abbotsford campus

Oct 10-24 | 80266, 5 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:309:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
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 20–Dec 4 | 80234, 5 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm

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

Cost: $105

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 — Five Corners

Nov 4 | 80237, 1 session, Sat, 9 am–3:00 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
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