2019 Courses

We offer a wide variety of courses in Business and Health to pique your interest or extend your professional learning. 

Excel Level 1 – One Day Workshop

Course ID: CMEX 023 F19N01 (Nanaimo)

This class was developed for those who are new to Excel, for those wanting to update their skills, as well for anyone who is self-taught. In this workshop you will create and edit workbooks that will help you save time and increase accuracy. You will learn how to enter and edit data efficiently, format and create time saving basic formulas. Suitable for 2010/2013/2016 Windows Users.

Prerequisite: Strong file management skills and. cut/copy/paste skills

Nanaimo Campus: October 19, 2019 8:30-3:00

Cowichan Campus: TBD, 9:00-3:30

Excel Level 2 - One Day Workshop

Course ID: CMEX 024 F19D01 (Cowichan)

Expand your skills by learning how to use tables and database sort and filter capabilities. Create formulas that link to sheets and other workbooks. Control data input and create charts to communicate data visually. Suitable for Excel 2010/2013/2016 Windows Users.

Prerequisite: Basic Excel and formula skills.

Nanaimo Campus: TBD, 8:30-3:00

Cowichan Campus: November 2, 2019 9:00-3:30

Excel Level 3 - One Day Workshop

Course ID: CMEX 025 F19D01 (Cowichan)

You will gain experience with Excel features such as PivotTables, PivotCharts and slicers to summarize and analyze large amounts of data in an interactive, visual way. Add an introduction to Macros and add Scenarios to your repertoire. Suitable for Excel 2013/2016 Windows users.

Prerequisite: Basic Excel and formula skills

Nanaimo Campus: TBD, 8:30-3:00

Cowichan Campus: December 7, 2019 9:00-3:30

Intro to Computers

Course ID: CMIN 010 F19D01 (Cowichan)

For those who are comfortable working with computers but have little experience and want to fill gaps and learn more. A non-technical course, this workshop includes an introduction to various MS Office applications, advanced email skills, internet search techniques, and file management procedures including creating, saving, opening and printing files. (Windows 10) Bring a 1 GB flash drive to class.

Nanaimo Campus: TBD, 8:30-3:00

Cowichan Campus: December 11-13, 2019 9:00-3:30

 

MS Office Brush-Up

Course ID: CMOS 005 F19N01 (Nanaimo)

This 2-day course is perfect for anyone looking to improve upon outdated or rusty computer skills. Students will gain job ready skills and efficiency with hands-on practice in Microsoft Word and Excel (Windows), improve file management organization including copy, move, create folders, search and find files.

This course is suitable for those with basic skills in any version of MS Office.  Bring a 1 GB flash drive to class.

(New MS Office users – see Introduction to Computers course)

Nanaimo Campus: November 15-16, 2019 2019 8:30-3:00

Cowichan Campus: TBD, 9:00-3:30

For further information please contact the Program Assistant, for any PD&T courses by email at ccscowichan@viu.ca 

Basic Elements of Bookkeeping Level 1

Course ID: MSBK 010

Learn bookkeeping from the ground up. Become trained in journalizing transactions, posting to the various ledgers, creating financial statements and year-end adjustments, and closing the books at year-end. In-class participation is based on practical situations. Valuable if you have a small business, belong to a non-profit group or need to upgrade your job skills. No bookkeeping experience required. Manual included.

Basic Elements of Bookkeeping Level 2

Course ID: MSBK 020

This course builds on the concepts and skills developed in the popular Bookkeeping Level 1. Continue to record transactions, and expand your skills to include merchandising and manufacturing companies, partnerships and corporations. Sales tax remittances, payroll calculations and remittances, amortization, gain/loss on disposal of capital assets, inventory, interest, some analysis of financial statements and the organization of source documents are topics covered. A comparison of different bookkeeping software packages is presented. Manual included.

SAGE 50 Accounting Level 1

Course ID: CMSA 010

Simply Accounting is used by more than 400,000 Canadian businesses. Whether you sell services or products, learn how to manage all your daily accounting needs. Acquire skills in this system’s fully integrated general ledger, inventory, accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll modules. Generate meaningful reports, analyze your financial data and improve your business strategies! Best used with Windows-based PC. Textbook purchased separately.

Prerequisites: Computer Basics or equivalent, keyboarding skills, plus some experience in bookkeeping.

SAGE 50 Accounting Level 2

Course ID: CMSA 020

Building on the skills acquired in Level 1, this course deals with setting up data files, bank reconciliation, credit card usage, security, budgets, projects and extra inventory features. Also covers additional payroll features and foreign currencies. Textbook purchased separately.

Prerequisites: Simply Accounting Level 1 or equivalent experience.

QuickBooks Level 1

Course ID: CMQM 030

Learn QuickBooks and the fundamentals of accounting for small business for billing, generating estimates, collections, inventory management and payroll. Record daily transactions, avoid costly interest and payroll penalties, and deal effectively with GST/PST and Canada Revenue Agency. Learn to reduce audit and accounting costs. This course includes hands-on experience, review tests and spreadsheet submissions. Textbook purchased separately.

Prerequisites: Computer Basics or equivalent, keyboarding skills, plus some experience in bookkeeping.

QuickBooks Level 2

Course ID: CMQM 040

Building on the skills acquired in Level 1, this course deals with creating new company files, bank reconciliation, credit & debit cards, security, budgets, managing inventory features. Also covers additional payroll features and foreign currencies. Textbook purchased separately.

Prerequisites: QuickBooks Level 1 or equivalent experience.

Project Course

Course ID: BMBK 003

Completion of all 6 courses is required prior to registering for the Project Course. Contact the Program Assistant for more information.

Please contact the Program Assistant by email at ccscowichan@viu.ca for further information.

Basic Rescuer: CPR Level C (8 Hours)

Course ID: QCPR 001

The course covers skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies (CPR Level C)

Safety Awareness & First Aid for Childhood Emergencies (8 hours)

Course ID: QFAC 001

Basic one-day course designed to introduce caregivers to injury prevention skills and knowledge. Course covers lifesaving first aid skills and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR and AED) for children, and babies. Course meets legislation requirements for provincial/territorial early childhood education and day care worker safety requirements.

Standard First Aid Red Cross (16 hours)

Course ID: QSTF 001

This is a comprehensive two-day course that includes primary survey, critical intervention, airway management, and life support of infants, children, and adults. Learn how to handle emergencies including internal and external bleeding; shock; head, neck, and back injuries; fractures; and chest and abdominal injuries. Discuss injuries related to exposure to heat and cold and medical emergencies such as heart attacks and strokes. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a three-year certificate that includes CPR Level C. Minimum age: 16 years.

Emergency First Aid with CPR Level C (8 hours)

Course ID: QEFA 001

This course provides simple First Aid & CPR techniques taught in an interactive environment for individuals who want an overview of First Aid & CPR for home or the workplace. The course covers skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies (CPR Level C) and other topics such as choking, airway and breathing emergencies and prevention of disease transmission. Certificate is valid for 3 years.

Next offering TBD

Human Anatomy and Physiology for Practical Nurses

Course ID: HHPN 001

An overview of structure and function of the human body, including various health promotion strategies supporting optimal function. Topics include the disease transmission process and medical terminology relevant to normal human anatomy and physiology. Prerequisite: None.

Next offering TBD

Emergency Medical Responder (80 hours)

Course ID: QEMR 001

Next Offering: TBD

Please contact the Program Assistant by email at ccscowichan@viu.ca for further information.

Landscape Pesticide Applicators Course

COURSE ID: HGPA 001 F19N01 (NANAIMO)

Manage insects, diseases and weeds of gardens, ornamental plantings and turf (for anyone applying pesticides on public land and for applicators providing pest management services to clients on private land). Landscapers who grow their own ornamental only need to be certified in the Landscape - General category. They do not need to have an Agricultural - General certificate also.

Required Texts – Please open form. Please note there are 2 texts requires for this Landscape Pesticide Applicators text. Students are required to order and pay for their own texts prior to class. They can take up to 2 weeks to come in the mail.

To register, please call 1-866-734-6252

For more information about the program please contact Clarissa Peter at 250-746-3575

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