2019 Winter Courses

This course is designed to introduce the learner to the skills necessary to be successful in the online learning environment. Students are encouraged to enroll in this course to find out if online learning is for them. This course is also the prerequisite or co-requisite for all other online Applied Business Technology courses. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This introductory course is designed to promote effective keyboarding skills. Students learn to operate alphabetic, numeric and symbol keys by touch. Through skill building activities, students build keyboarding speed and accuracy. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course is designed to give the learner a basic introduction to computers, the Internet, and an operating system. Students will learn essential terms and concepts, file and disk management for Windows, and the Web browser. Details...

Location:
  • Port Hardy Campus

This course is designed to help students improve their keyboarding speed. The software program used for this course analyzes students' keyboarding techniques and prescribes practice that helps them to key faster. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus

This course concentrates on personal and professional skills needed by workers in today's workplace. These skills include self-examination and assessment, development of effective communication skills, interpersonal skills, client relations, teamwork, problem solving, and an understanding of business ethics. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

In today's office, maintaining the integrity of the records system means that all office workers need to be aware of the importance of correct creation, storage, use, retrieval, protection, control, and disposition of records. Technology continues to change the role played by today's office worker. This course will provide the student with the knowledge, skills and abilities to face these challenges and new responsibilities in dealing with both manual and electronic files. Details...

Location:
  • Port Alberni Campus

This course enables students to develop essential organizational skills and efficient office practices for today's dynamic offices. Topics include time management, safety and ergonomics, information resources, mail services, travel arrangements, meeting coordination, office technologies, telephone practices, appointment scheduling, and banking procedures. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

Word Processing Level I is designed to teach students the basic functions of a word processing program as well as how to properly format business documents such as letters and memoranda. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus

This course is a continuation of ABT 116 and provides additional instruction in letter styles, tables, charts, and reports. It also covers advanced word processing features such as merge, macros, outlines, graphics, and styles. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course is designed to help students develop effective job search skills for today's competitive and changing job market. Topics include self-assessment, employability skills, networking, resumes, cover letters, applications, interviews, portfolios, and using the Internet for job search and career planning. Details...

Location:
  • Port Hardy Campus

Using PowerPoint presentation software, students will apply appropriate design concepts to present data and information in a colourful and well-organized format. Students will learn how to use design templates, apply various attributes and include a variety of objects to create, modify, save, and deliver presentations. Details...

Location:
  • Port Alberni Campus

This course is designed to introduce students to many of the features available in Microsoft Excel, together with some of the numerous uses to which a spreadsheet can be put in the workplace. Details...

Location:
  • Port Alberni Campus

This course provides an advanced knowledge of electronic spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel. Students will learn to use spreadsheets for advanced applications in today's workplace. Exercises include using advanced formulas and functions to perform calculations, filter and format data, linking to Excel data for Mail merge, and developing a custom Excel application. Details...

Location:
  • Port Alberni Campus

This course teaches computational skills using the electronic calculator. Students will learn the touch method, common features of the calculator, and solve basic business mathematics problems using the most efficient and accurate techniques possible. Details...

Location:
  • Port Hardy Campus

This course focuses on correct English usage in a business environment and provides a comprehensive review of grammar, punctuation, and style as well as business spelling and vocabulary development. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus

Business Communications teaches you how to plan, organize, and write correct and effective "reader friendly" business documents. You will learn how to write business letters, memos, reports, and electronic messages. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus

An introduction to Outlook, including hands-on training in the use of email for online communications, calendar for managing important dates and appointments, and contacts for the creation and maintenance of an address database. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

The simulation assists learners in extending their word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing and presentation software knowledge by completing a variety of practical, integrated projects. Learners will also develop decision-making, prioritizing, and other administrative skills. Details...

Location:
  • Port Hardy Campus

This course provides an introduction to manual accounting. Emphasis is placed on fundamental accounting principles and their application in day-to-day business situations. This course is based on a service business organized as a sole proprietorship. Details...

Location:
  • Port Hardy Campus

This course is a continuation of Accounting I and is designed to provide additional knowledge in common accounting systems including sales, purchases, taxes, inventory, and payroll. The concepts are presented in the context of a merchandising business. Details...

Location:
  • Port Alberni Campus

This course complements the manual accounting course. Using Simply Accounting software for Windows, Computerized Accounting provides the student with hands-on practice at converting a manual accounting system to a computerized one. The course covers recording transactions in the General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, financial statements, payroll, project costing, inventory, reporting and graphing, and account reconciliation. Details...

Location:
  • Port Alberni Campus

This online course is designed to introduce students to the theory and practical skills of writing effective and concise business letters, memoranda, and reports in today's workplace. Students also learn how to prepare and deliver a variety of creative and powerful presentations. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus

This online course is an introduction to Office Systems and Computer Essentials. Topics include designing office systems, using the Internet as a business tool, social and ethical issues involving computers, computer privacy and security, managing file storage and secondary storage, evaluating computer systems for your office, maintaining effective records management and effective reprographics service. Details...

Location:
  • Port Hardy Campus

This course is an introduction to the sub-fields of anthropology: physical anthropology and archaeology. Through readings and audio-visual material, the origins and development of humans and their cultures are explored, including the development of the civilizations of the Old and New World. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus

An examination of traditional and post-contact aboriginal societies using a culture area approach. This background will lead to consideration of the status of Aboriginal People in contemporary Canadian Society. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus

An introduction to biological science containing similar material to that of BC Biology 12. This course covers scientific methods and principles, cell biology, genetics, and human anatomy and physiology. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Distance Learning
  • Port Alberni Campus

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Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus

This is one of a pair of biology courses for science majors that introduce students to the biological concepts necessary to continue into second-year biology. This course is designed to provide students with a general survey of major areas of biology. Topics include ecology, evolution, cell division, genetics, DNA and genes, classification and diversity. The course includes extensive laboratory components. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus

This course, containing similar material to that of BC Biology 12 and meeting the same requirements of BIO 060, is designed for non-science majors who require a science elective, or science students without the necessary prerequisites for BIO 102/BIO 103 and/ or BIO 160/161. Topics include an introduction to concepts in cell biology beginning with basic concepts in chemistry, cell structure, cell energetics, cell division and genetics. The last part of the course will focus on human anatomy and physiology. Throughout the course the connection between topics covered and human health will be emphasized. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus

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Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus

This course is designed for non-science students who require a science elective, or science students without the necessary prerequisites for Biology 102 and 103. Topics include a brief review of cell division and genetics to provide a grounding for the discussion of evolution. The course will also provide an introduction to the diversity of life with investigations into the evolution of plant and animal structure and function. Finally, basic concepts in ecology will be introduced to provide a grounding for the discussion of current environmental issues. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course is the continuation and completion of the comprehensive survey of human structures and functions started in Human Anatomy and Physiology I. It includes an extensive laboratory component. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus

This course provides an introduction to structural and functional aspects of cell chemistry. Topics include biological molecules and their relationships, protein structure, enzyme action, energy transfer, metabolic processes and control mechanisms. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This is an introduction to the field of microbiology. Topics covered include: prokaryotic cell structure and function; microbial growth, factors affecting growth, and control of growth; microbial metabolism; prokaryotic genetics and gene regulation; microbial classification and diversity; and, viruses. Specific skills learned in the laboratory include: sterile technique, bacterial culture, microscopy and staining, serial dilution, bacterial metabolism, fecal coliform testing, and antimicrobial agents in the control of microbial growth. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course is the continuation and completion of the introduction to the principles of pathophysiology, microbiology, immunology, pharmacology, and nutrition started in Pathobiology I. Again, the focus is on concepts and mechanisms, with prototype diseases and prototype drugs given as examples. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course presents a balanced and integrated introductory view of financial accounting. Students will be introduced to financial statement preparation procedures and techniques as well as to the fundamental analysis of financial statements for decision makers. The concepts and principles (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) that link preparation and use are given explicit attention. Credit will only be granted for either BUS 100 or BUS 112. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course will provide the student with the skills necessary to solve common, practical business problems that employ the mathematics of finance. Topics covered include linear applications for business, simple interest and discount, compound interest, amortization, general annuities, bonds, and capital decision models. Emphasis is on practical problem solving in business. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course introduces students to the basic management functions of planning and decision-making, organizing resources, leading and motivating groups and individuals, and controlling worker output to maximize effectiveness and efficiency. Students learn about the importance of management to the success of all organizations. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus

This course provides students with a broad range of basic business skills. Topics include business plan development, legal issues of business start-up and management, financing, marketing, and basic record keeping for a small business venture. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Distance Learning

This course introduces students to the basic concepts and principles of marketing as it relates to the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. Particular emphasis will be given to the topics of assessing dynamic marketing environments and developing a marketing strategy and marketing mix. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Distance Learning

This course introduces students to computing concepts and skills using industry standard business application software in a hands-on Windows environment. Students will learn to use word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software applications and be able to apply them to various organizational functions. This course provides a practical base for developing sound analytical computing skills necessary in today's business world. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Distance Learning
  • Port Hardy Campus

This course is intended for students who plan to pursue further accounting courses. It provides additional depth to the concepts introduced in BUS 100 with a focus on financial statement concepts, preparation and adjusting entries. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course studies accounting from the viewpoint of the manager as a decision-maker. The emphasis is on analysis of accounting theory and the means available to the manager to use accounting information for planning and control of business activities. Balance sheet accounts are explored in further detail and disclosure requirements are dealt with. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

Studies the role of the management accountant, cost concepts and terminology, cost flows, cost allocation, job and process costing, service departments, standard costs and variances, joint products, relevant costs and pricing. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course introduces students to relevant legal issues in business environments. Course topics include an introduction to torts, contracts and appropriate legislation regarding specialized forms of contractual relationships. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course is the first course in a two-part series that provides an introduction to the Canadian Income Tax system. It will introduce the basic principles and practices of individual taxation. Topics include residency, employment, business and property income, capital gains and losses, calculation of personal taxes payable and administration of the tax system. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course provides an introduction to the functions of Human Resource Management and takes the perspective that Human Resource Management plays an important role in the ability of organizations to achieve productivity and effectiveness while attaining individual and societal objectives. Topics include planning, recruitment and selection, job analysis and job evaluation, compensation management, performance appraisals, motivation, and employee/employer relationships. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This topic is approached from a strategic perspective and examines several types of retail institutions and strategy options. Other topics include trading area analysis and management functions related to human resources, operations management, merchandising, retail image, and financial and pricing management. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course examines the differences between product and services marketing and the marketing strategies employed in the service sector. Topics will include the development of a services business model in the context of a competitive market, management of the customer interface, and implementation of profitable service strategies. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course will give students the opportunity to apply knowledge gained from several business disciplines to manage a company in an industry environment. Using an online business simulation, students will be part of management teams who make strategic business decisions in an effort to achieve a competitive advantage in their industry. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course is a study of the recruitment, selection, and placement of talented employees in organizations, many of which operate in a competitive environment. A strategic perspective is employed in the analysis of each stage of the staffing process from the development and execution of Human Resource plans to an audit of the process. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course will provide knowledge about the art and science of compensation management in a competitive environment. Through the use of a project, students will have the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills of compensation plan development. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This is a course in the application of selected statistical techniques to business problem solving. Topics include simple and multiple regression, time series analysis, index numbers, Baysian decision analysis, and an introduction to linear programming. Credit will only be granted for either BUS 232 or BUS 335. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course examines behavioural concepts and tools developed to aid the manager in understanding the behaviour in organizations and improving organizational effectiveness. Topics include individual motivation, perception and communication, management roles, decision-making, group dynamics and teamwork, leadership, conflict resolution, and organizational structure, process, and culture. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to better understand the impact of culture in the workplace. They will learn how business communications are impacted by various cultural dimensions, laws and corporate structure. They will also learn about strategies to effectively manage business communications in intercultural settings, whether in Canada or other countries. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course is about providing quality information upon which managers can act. Market research is the set of tools that have been developed to allow managers to collect and analyze information, primarily information about customers. This course is designed for people who will be using rather than for those who will be specializing in market research. However, for someone to be an intelligent user of market research, he or she needs a solid general understanding of market research techniques. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course introduces students to international marketing concepts. They will learn to assess the dynamic environment of international markets and identify opportunities in various international market segments, including those of emerging markets. They will also learn about international marketing strategies and ways to create a marketing mix that supports business strategy. Finally, they will learn about negotiation and management strategies in the international context. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course deals with international finance from a Canadian perspective. Students will learn about international financial markets and institutions as well as issues related to foreign exchange markets, exchange rate risk, and sovereign risk. They will also gain an understanding of different corporate governance practices in different parts of the world. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course begins by examining the environment in which international business operates, including the causes and consequences of globalization. It then looks at how international business is actually conducted, with emphasis on international marketing by small and medium sized Canadian businesses. Topics include finding and servicing prospects in other countries, international payment options, exchange rate risk, and intellectual property issues. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

Provides an introduction to the practice of auditing in a business environment. It will include coverage of the theory of auditing, transaction processing, internal controls, substantive procedures and audit reports. Introduction to Auditing provides the student with a life like audit simulation using Caseware. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course will prepare students to develop and manage project plans that will be delivered on time and within the specified budget. Students will learn to use various planning and budgeting tools as well as organizational mechanisms throughout the project life cycle that will contribute to the success of project management. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course aims to develop advanced problem solving skills that are required for the management of small and medium enterprises (SME's). A topical approach offers an analytical framework for the study of the entrepreneurial process, creativity and competitive strategy, troubleshooting, problem solving, and growth strategy. This course provides an opportunity to help students integrate their knowledge of disparate topics, to think strategically, and to act in a consultative capacity for a new and growing enterprise. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This capstone course provides students with the tools to analyze organizational operations and develop strategic plans to deal with various contingencies. Using comprehensive case studies, students will gain experience in strategic analysis and problem solving relating to strategy planning and implementation issues. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course consists of one semester full or part-time, paid or unpaid employment in a position related to business management studies. Students will have the opportunity to apply theories and methods learned in the classroom to the analysis of actual business problems encountered in the workplace. They will also learn new skills to enhance their future employment success and/or to prepare them for further academic study. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

CED 051 provides confidential educational planning to students who have disabilities. Services may include assistance with the application process, guidance in accessing appropriate disability documentation, support with admission testing, individualized educational planning for courses/program. Registering in this course will allow for appropriate referrals to other disability support services both within the college and the community. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus

This course provides support to students with disabilities in order to facilitate success in their chosen field of study. Students may have access to technical aids, financial support, transition services, agency liaison, tutorial and attendant care, taped materials, exam invigilation, and other specialized accommodations as required and when available funding allows. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus

This course is designed for students requiring an introductory chemistry course as a prerequisite for further chemistry studies or for entry into various technical or career programs. The material covered is similar to B.C. Chemistry 11 and the two courses can be regarded as equivalent for most purposes. Note: The distance course requires three 1-day lab sessions (all compulsory). Lab sessions for distance students will be held at selected locations. Students considering the distance option should check dates and locations for lab sessions. Details...

Location:
  • Distance Learning

This course is designed for students requiring a second high school level chemistry course and will transfer as equivalent to B.C. Chemistry 12. Students need a working knowledge of Chemistry 11 before they attempt CHE 060. In CHE 060 students learn gas laws, solutions, reaction rates, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, redox reactions and electrochemistry. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus

CHE 111 deals with chemical kinetics, gaseous and aqueous equilibria, chemical thermodynamics, electrochemistry and organic chemistry (structure, nomenclature, functional groups, stereochemistry, substitution reactions). Laboratory work illustrates theoretical concepts and develops laboratory skills and techniques. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus

1st year University level foundation course in Chemistry designed as an essential prerequisite required by UT engineering departments. CHE 152 includes thermochemistry; atomic and molecular structure; chemical bonding; gases, liquids, and solids; equilibrium; acids-bases; chemical thermodynamics; electrochemistry. Laboratory work illustrates theoretical concepts and develops laboratory skills and techniques. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

A second-year course covering the chemistry of carbon compounds. The course continues the systematic study begun in CHE 200, of the structure, nomenclature, properties and reactions of aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons and their derivatives. The laboratory sessions include techniques in the purification, synthesis and identification of organic compounds. The course fulfills program requirements for the Associate of Science Degree and also for students majoring in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology and Health Sciences. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This is the second course of introductory Chinese designed for beginning learners. More Chinese expressions and grammar, as well as approximately 200 Chinese characters in simplified form will be introduced in this course. Students will be able to engage in conversations on various topics and write longer paragraphs in Chinese by the end of the semester. Students will also explore traditional and contemporary culture through "Culture Notes" in each lesson. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course continues with the techniques and tools introduced in CPS 100 for development and maintenance of software systems and documentation. The main emphasis is on classic structures and basic algorithms in the object-oriented programming paradigm. The introduced object-oriented data structures include strings, vectors, lists, stacks, queues, trees, and hash tables. Several searching and sorting algorithms are introduced in the context of applicable data structures. Topics also include data abstraction, information hiding, encapsulation, layers of abstractions, program design, separate compilations, component re-use, software libraries, and techniques for development of professional quality software components. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

An introduction to the core concepts, basic data sources, and general research findings in the field of Criminology. A key focus is on elements of continuity and discontinuity between traditional and contemporary theories of crime, deviance, criminality, and social control. Particular attention is paid to the Canadian context. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus

An introduction to the structure and operation of the Canadian criminal justice system, including the police, courts, and corrections. Analysis of the patterns of crime and victimization, police discretion and decision-making; criminal sentencing; correctional institutions and community-based models; and the youth justice system. Patterns of contact and conflict between various social groups and the criminal justice system are also examined. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus

This course offers an intensive introduction to the nature, purpose, sources and basic principles of Canadian criminal law. It will include analysis of what constitutes a crime, the basis of criminal responsibility, and the common defences used in criminal law. Fundamental legal concepts will be highlighted. The course includes a short community practicum designed to help students to apply their developing understanding of criminal law to that which occurs in local area courts. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

An introduction to the development and operation of correctional systems in Canada. Topics include the history of corrections, contemporary correctional institutions, relationships between inmates and staff, case management and treatment, community-based corrections, and life after prison. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course offers an overview of philosophical and theoretical orientations that have influenced specific approaches to child guidance. Concepts related to these approaches will be discussed and students will be able to apply guidance strategies in their practice experiences. There will be a focus on encouragement and prevention. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course will expand on the foundational knowledge, skill and values discussed in ECC 114 Partnerships I - Child Guidance. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus

Part II of this course will expand on the development of responsive physical environments taking into account all the elements that contribute to a positive learning environment for young children. Students will apply knowledge of cognitive development by designing and implementing curriculum ideas around math, music and movement, and social studies. Students will incorporate all aspects of curriculum planning with the actual designing of play spaces for all children. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus
  • Tofino Centre
  • Ucluelet Centre

This course provides an introduction to the commitment and responsibility involved in being an early childhood educator. Included are the history and philosophy of ECCE and the BC Child Care Regulations. The later part of the course provides opportunities to explore the personal and professional development of the early childhood educator, current trends and professional issues in child care. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Tofino Centre

This first practice experience provides an introduction to the role of the early childhood educator and the early childhood program. There will be a focus on direct observations of the children and the program. Students will be gradually introduced to the program and direct work with the children. Details...

Location:
  • Port Hardy Campus

A continuation of Practice Experience I with more practical experience in working directly with young children and a beginning involvement in program planning. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Tofino Centre

This course provides an introduction to interpersonal communications and group dynamics. An experiential approach is used to develop self awareness, increase communication skills and work well in a team. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus

This course will provide an introduction to understanding the changing roles of families in contemporary society. Central to this concept, addressing the knowledge, skills and values necessary to establish partnerships with the family, respect their diversity and help them access community resources. Details...

Location:
  • Tofino Centre

This course provides opportunities for students to examine overall health, safety and nutritional practice in early childhood settings. Emphasis will be placed on studying policies and practices that promote health, safety and well-being of children. Attention will also be given to educator's reflection on personal wellness, modeling and promoting healthy and safe environment for young children. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course is designed to build on the knowledge gained from earlier courses. This is a more in-depth look at adapting to the diverse needs of infants and toddlers and their families within a group setting. A study of developmentally appropriate practices and play-based curriculum planning for this age group will be addressed. Specific developmental issues such as attachment and separation and the needs of infants and toddlers with supported child care needs will also be explored. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus

This practice experience is designed to provide the student with opportunities, under supervision, to apply and consolidate knowledge and skills from core courses in the 2nd year of the Early Childhood Care and Education program and particularly from ECCE Certificate or equivalent. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus

This course introduces the principles of microeconomics and demonstrates how these principles apply to current Canadian economic issues. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus

This course introduces the principles of macroeconomics and demonstrates how these principles apply to current Canadian economic issues. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Distance Learning

This course teaches skills in pre-reading and reading, pre-writing and writing, spelling, listening and speaking. Students will have individualized instruction in a classroom setting. Students may be matched with a tutor, based on tutor availability and student interest. Details...

Location:
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus

This course teaches skills in reading, writing, spelling, listening and speaking. Students will have individualized instruction in a classroom setting. Students may be matched with a tutor, based on tutor availability and student interest. Details...

Location:
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus

This course teaches skills in reading, writing, spelling, listening and speaking. Students will have individualized instruction in a classroom setting. After completing English 015, students will enroll in Fundamental English 025. Students may be matched with a tutor, based on tutor availability and student interest. Details...

Location:
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus

This course teaches skills in reading, vocabulary, spelling, writing, studying, listening, and speaking. Students work within a group setting at the campuses. At the outlying centres, the centre instructor will set up a self-paced program of course work for students on an individual basis. Students can also work with a tutor if needed. Details...

Location:
  • Bella Coola
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Gold River
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus

This course teaches skills in reading, vocabulary, spelling, writing, studying, listening, and speaking. Students work within a group setting at the campuses. At the outlying centres, the centre instructor will set up a self-paced program of course work for students on an individual basis. Students can also work with a tutor if needed. Details...

Location:
  • Bella Coola
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Gold River
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus

This course teaches skills in reading, vocabulary, spelling, writing, studying, listening, and speaking. Students work within a group setting at the campuses. At the outlying centres, the centre instructor will set up a self-paced program of course work for students on an individual basis. After completing English 027, students will move to the intermediate English level. Students can also work with a tutor if needed. Details...

Location:
  • Bella Coola
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Gold River
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus

This Intermediate English course is designed to help students learn the skills involved in the writing process, applied grammar, and reading comprehension, and apply these skills to everyday English. Students will gain initial competence in writing a variety of sentence types, paragraphs, and a very basic essay, as well as in reading proficiently at an intermediate level in an academic setting. Students will gain confidence, acquire knowledge, think critially, and upgrade their skills in the three content areas to increase their success in future college courses. Details...

Location:
  • Bella Coola
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Gold River
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus
  • Ucluelet Centre

Advanced English is designed to provide students with the skills needed for the reading, writing and critical thinking tasks that are required for college programs and employment. Students will develop their communicative abilities via assignments that promote academic and business reading, writing, and research skills. The course satisfies the requirements for English in the ABE Advanced Level Certificate program. Details...

Location:
  • Bella Coola
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Distance Learning
  • Gold River
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus

Through the study of oral and written texts by Indigenous authors, First Peoples Literature and Composition develops critical thinking skills, reading skills, speaking skills, and writing skills to prepare students for the demands of either the workplace, college programs, or university-level courses. Students will write several essays, deliver oral presentations, and complete a research essay or assignment at the conclusion of the course. Students will also explore elements of First People history and culture through the readings and assignments in the course. Credit will only be granted for either ENG 096 or ENG 098. Details...

Location:
  • Bella Coola
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Distance Learning
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus

English 098 is designed to prepare students for the reading, writing, and critical thinking demands they will encounter in either the workplace, college programs or university-level courses. The course assists students to develop reading, research and reference skills and write effective sentences, paragraphs, and a variety of essays. A research essay or a research assignment will also be produced. They will also apply critical thinking skills to situations ranging from problem solving to media literacy. This course satisfies the requirements for English in the ABE Provincial Level Diploma Program. Credit will only be granted for either ENG 096 or ENG 098. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus
  • Ucluelet Centre

This course prepares students for the writing, reading, studying, and research demands of post-secondary academic courses. The course will provide instruction in the following: academic language development; the writing of paragraphs; how and why to avoid plagiarism; achieving clarity and coherence in writing ; planning, researching, drafting, and revising written work; and selecting the appropriate documentation style for research projects. Note that this course is intended to help students build foundational academic skills and does not meet the first-year English requirement for University Transfer. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus

ENG 115 involves the study of university level critical analysis and the production of expository and persuasive writing appropriate to university level discourse across the curriculum. A variety of rhetorical models are studied and practiced. Emphasis is placed on research, documentation and the writing of a research paper. Students may not receive credit for ENG 115 if they have previously completed ENG 116 or ENG 117. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Distance Learning
  • Port Alberni Campus

ENG 116 introduces university-level research and writing in the humanities and social sciences and/or natural sciences with a specific focus on contemporary Indigenous issues in Canada. Students will critically analyze and study the writing, oral and aural practices of Indigenous scholars and teachers in a variety of disciplines and settings. Emphasis is placed on respecting and interweaving non-Indigenous and Indigenous ways of knowing and research methodologies in writing a post-secondary research paper. Students may not receive credit for ENG 116 if they have previously completed ENG 115, ENG 117 or ENG 125. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus

This course is an introduction to university-level research and writing in the humanities and social sciences and/or natural sciences. It is designed to help students acquire the research skills and understand the writing practices used by scholars in a variety of academic disciplines. As a way of focusing discussion, students will examine different disciplinary approaches to a single research topic. Note: Credit will only be granted for ENG 115 or ENG 117 or ENG 125. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Distance Learning

In this course, you will become familiar with selected writers and their works and themes; develop and understanding of literary terms, techniques, and styles, and analyze fiction, drama, poetry and literary non-fiction using a range of critical approaches. The long-term objective of this course is to gain a greater understanding of yourself and others. You will, as Frederick Nietzsche commands, "Read...your own life and from this understanding the hieroglyphs of universal life!" Students may not receive credit for ENG 122 if they have previously taken ENG 120, ENG 121 or ENG 126. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Distance Learning
  • Port Alberni Campus

English 127 introduces students to Indigenous literatures in Canada with emphasis on their historical, political, and cultural contexts. Students will study works selected from various genres, including story-telling, both oral and written, non-fiction writing, novels, short stories, drama, and poetry, as well as art, film, and digital media. They will learn to write reflective and scholarly analysis by interweaving Indigenous and Western approaches to textual interpretation and literary criticism. Students may not receive credit for ENG 127 if they have previously completed ENG 120, ENG 121 or ENG 126. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus

English 160 is an applied writing course that focuses on communication skills required in professional and business fields. Students will learn how to use language effectively, produce general correspondence, synthesize research for formal report and proposal writing, and design effective documents. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Distance Learning

ENG 166 focuses on the oral and written communication skills required to function in administrator and leadership positions within Aboriginal organizations and communities. Students will examine and practice the writing process in various capacities specific, but not always limited, to Aboriginal organizations, including email etiquette, minute-taking, briefing notes, and professional letter writing. Students will also learn reporting processes, both written and electronic, with a particular focus in INAC and other provincial and national Aboriginal funding organizations. Finally, students will gain research skills necessary to access and apply to funding sources, and to write formal reports that will include a proposal, executive summary, and formal report with appropriate APA formatting and references. Students may not receive credit for ENG 166 if they have successfully completed ENG 160. Details...

Location:
  • Port Hardy Campus

ENG 209 is a second year university studies writing workshop that focuses on the method and craft of fiction. Students will examine the work of successful fiction authors and nurture their fiction writing skills through the workshop method. Students will create a portfolio of stories. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course introduces students to contemporary Canadian literature including poetry,short fiction and the novel. Key topics may include nationality, regional identity, ethnicity, gender, postcolonial theory, and wilderness vs. urban influences. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus

English 260 will give students the opportunity to study the theory and practice of professional writing. Combining readings from the field of professional writing with discipline-specific applications, the course will emphasize the analytical, persuasive, and research skills required to produce effective client-based longer documents, such as analytical reports, persuasive proposals, technical manuals, and case studies. Students will work individually and collaboratively, both in class and on assignments. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This is a continuation of ESL 051. Writing will begin with a review of the paragraph, moving quickly into essays. The focus will be on academic English. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

ESL 055 is an advanced speaking and listening course (Canadian Language Benchmark 8) and is intended to complement ESL 052. ESL 055 is intended to further improve students' overall communication skills. Besides increasing their fluency in English, students will develop higher-level listening and communication strategies as well as critical thinking and note-taking skills. Students will learn to comprehend authentic language from a variety of contexts, including short lectures. They will learn effective use of a variety of language structures and will increase their vocabulary skills and use of idiomatic language. Students will be expected to participate in class discussions and give formal oral presentations. They will also improve their pronunciation of the sound, rhythm and stress patterns of English. In addition, students will use basic computer and Internet skills for communication and informal and formal research. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

The primary focus of this course is the development of grammatical accuracy in written and spoken communication. The following will facilitate the development of effective expression: grammar structure, meaning and usage. Special emphasis will be given to areas of difficulty for ESL students. Students will use particular grammar structures to write paragraphs. In addition, speaking and listening skills will be furthered through communicative drills, discussions, and presentation. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

ESL 089 is a college preparatory level course designed to give students the reading and vocabulary skills required to function at the college/university level. It is of interest to students who can already communicate comfortably in English and wish to develop their reading skills and vocabulary to the level required for entry into college and university courses. ESL 089 focuses on the development of reading and vocabulary strategies that will enable students to read and understand a wide variety of complex college-level texts written in a number of different forms and styles. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

ESL 090 is designed to prepare students for college/university level writing and communication. ESL 090 is equivalent to ENG 098 and meets the English prerequisite requirements of the majority of College and University Transfer programs. ESL 090 is of interest to students who can already communicate comfortably in English but who need to enhance and refine their writing and reading skills in English to the level required for entry into college or university courses. ESL 090 focuses on the development of sentence skills, on paragraph and summary writing, and on methods of essay and report development. In addition, emphasis will be placed on the development of higher level reading and vocabulary skills, while oral/aural skills will be addressed through listening, note taking, discussions, presentations and debates. Points of grammar, syntax, style and usage particular to ESL learners at the college entrance level will be given special attention. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course is a continuation of the Introduction to the History of Art that began with Introduction to Art History and Visual Culture I/ FIN 100. It should serve both as a chronology and as a primer to developing the visual and verbal skills that are essential to communicating effectively about visual culture. It also attempts to build an understanding of the new methodologies employed in understanding the social, political and historical context in which art making takes place. Delivery is by lecture and seminar. It covers the time period from the fourteenth century to the mid-nineteenth century. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course is an exploration of drawing and mark-making in its broadest sense. It is intended to provide students with a visual vocabulary that will enable them to express themselves more easily. An emphasis will be put on comprehension, analysis, and ability to make artistic decisions. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course is a continuation of FIN 110. It is intended to provide students with an ability to expand on the base they received in FIN 110. Further opportunity to expand their visual vocabulary and extend their comprehension of mark-making will be provided through an extended exposure to various media and concepts. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

Various disciplines of printmaking are explored in this course, including relief (wood and linocut), intaglio (etching and aquatint), and serigraph (silkscreen printing). An introduction will be made to materials and studio tools. An open and expressive use of techniques will be emphasized. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This is a studio course in which the student explores and experiments with colour usage, expanding upon and developing the knowledge and understanding of colour begun in FIN 120. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This studio art course expands upon 3-D materials and design fundamentals explored in FIN 130 Foundation Studio. Through hands-on projects, research, readings, presentations and critiques, students will develop three-dimensional studio projects using a wide range of materials and processes. Students will have the opportunity to gain an appreciation and expand their awareness of historical and contemporary artists working with three-demensional art and design, as part of class presentations, discussions and independent research. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This studio course explores clay as an expressive medium for utilitarian and aesthetic purposes. It covers the techniques of hand construction and an introduction to the potter's wheel as well as various glazing and decorating methods. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This studio course introduces the student to the basic use of photographic equipment and techniques, and the application of design techniques in the creation of photographic images. Basic darkroom and print development techniques are covered. Single lens reflex cameras are available through the Fine Arts Department for students to use in this course. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

Video + Sound 2 introduces students to media arts through an exploration of photo-based practice (including photo-documentation of artwork), animation and expanded media. This will be achieved through a combination of lectures, technical workshops and directed projects. The aim of the course is to enable students to develop core competency in the use and operation of digital applications and an understanding of digital fundamentals so as to expand their creative range. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

The theme of exploration and experimentation began in FIN 210 will continue in this course. Cross-disciplinary possibilities will be developed, and attention focused on individual interpretation of the medium. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

Various methods and techniques of screen printing will be explored including photographic stencil making. An extensive study of studio practices relating to equipment and tools will be undertaken. Exploration of the medium as an artistic method of expression will be part of this course. The printing of editions and monoprints will be considered. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course is a continuation of FIN 220 developing and expanding the concepts of individuality. The focus will be on developing the students' awareness of painting in relation to 20th century art in general. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

A continuation of FIN 230, this course provides students with a more in-depth approach to the development and creation of contemporary sculpture. Emphasis will be placed on developing and sustaining individual research and studio practice, incorporating diverse techinical, aesthetic, conceptual and theoretical considerations. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course is a continuation of FIN 235. It is intended to expand on the concepts and techniques explored in FIN 235. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course offers an introduction to the fundamentals of digital photographic equipment, camera techniques, colour management and the establishement of an effective image workflow using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop for cataloguing, editing and output to print and electronic media. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course provides the student with an opportunity to investigate in depth one of five areas in ceramics and modeling. The areas are clay, glaze, firing, studio administration, and research. This course is designed for students who have completed 9.0 credits of ceramics courses. Credit for this course cannot be used towards the completion of the Fine Arts Diploma, nor can these credits be transferred to any other University or College. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course provides the student who has already completed twelve credits of drawing an opportunity to investigate one of several areas in drawing: portfolio preparation, exhibition preparation, research, drawing as a finished product, and material experimentation. Credit for this course cannot be used towards the completion of the Fine Arts Diploma, nor can these credits be transferred to any other University or College. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course provides the student who has already completed twelve credits of painting an opportunity to investigate one of several areas in painting: alternate forms and materials, portfolio preparation, exhibition preparation, and research. Credit for this course cannot be used towards the completion of the Fine Arts Diploma, nor can these credits be transferred to any other University or College. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course provides the student who has already completed nine credits of printmaking an opportunity to investigate one of several areas in printmaking: studio administration, alternate forms and materials, portfolio preparation, and research. Credit for this course cannot be used towards the completion of the Fine Arts Diploma, nor can these credits be transferred to any other University or College. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course provides the student who has already completed nine credits of graphics courses an opportunity to investigate one of several areas of graphics: computer software, portfolio preparation, and research. Credit for this course cannot be used towards the completion of the Fine Arts Diploma, nor can these credits be transferred to any other University or College. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course provides the student who has already completed nine credits of photography courses an opportunity to investigate one of several areas of photography: studio lighting, darkroom techniques, portfolio preparation, and research. Credit for this course cannot be used towards the completion of the Fine Arts Diploma, nor can these credits be transferred to any other University or College. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course provides the student who has already completed 6 units of 3D and Sculpture an opportunity to investigate several areas in sculpture: alternative forms or materials, portfolio or exhibition preparation, or research. Credit for this course cannot be used towards the completion of the Fine Arts Diploma, nor can these credits be transferred to any other University or College. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course provides the student who has already completed twelve credits of 3D and sculpture an opportunity to investigate one of several areas of sculpture: alternate forms and material, portfolio or exhibition preparation or research. Credit for this course cannot be used towards the completion of the Fine Arts Diploma, nor can these credits be transferred to any other University or College. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This is the second of the pair of courses, Motifs I and II. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Distance Learning

This is the second of the pair of courses, III and IV. Details...

Location:
  • Distance Learning

This is the second of the pair of courses, Intermediate French I and II. Details...

Location:
  • Distance Learning

This is the second of the pair of courses, Advanced French I and II. Details...

Location:
  • Distance Learning

GEO 112 critically examines the complex relations between people and places through key themes and concepts in the cultural, urban and economic fields of human geography. Topics to be studied include: local and popular cultures and landscapes, disappearing peoples, concepts of nature, the agricultural revolutions, global agricultural restructuring, agribusiness, food security, urban and suburban processes, development issues in the less developed world, barriers to and the costs of economic development, globalization, deindustrialization, and social change in the world system. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus

This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to examining climate change and includes scientific, social, economic, political, and ethical perspectives. Some key areas of focus include climate science, vulnerability of human and ecological systems, observed and projected impacts, climate change adaptation and mitigation, policy debates, and current and future challenges. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This introductory course provides an overview of Canadian history since 1867, concentrating on the main lines of political, social and economic development. It analyses important issues such as the Riel Rebellion, the shift from a rural to an urban society, the effects of the two World Wars, the Great Depression, the relations between English and French Canadians, and provincial demands for autonomy. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Distance Learning

This course surveys world civilizations from ancient times to the beginning of the Medieval era. It will include study of such areas of history as ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, Japan and India; classical Greece and Rome; Africa and pre-contact America; and Islam, Byzantium, Western Christendom. The focus will be upon identifying broad themes, issues and patterns in world history, and upon accounting for political, social, cultural, intellectual, religious and economic change. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

The secret of life, explains the sacred tavern-keeper Siduri in an ancient Sumerian epic, is that there is no secret. "When the gods created man they allotted to him death, but life they retained in their own keeping", he tells the king Gilgamesh. "Fill your belly with good things, dance and be merry, feast and rejoice. Let your clothes be fresh, bathe yourself in water, cherish the little child that holds your hand, and make your wife happy in your embrace; for this too is the lot of man." This course will in some ways defy the strictures of Utnapishtim in returning to the questions that rest at the centre of world mythology. Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? What is the nature of the cosmos? What is the relationship between the individual, the family, the community and the transcendent? How are life and death intertwined? We will discuss such questions in a philosophical context but the thrust of the course will be to use an historical and comparative framework that analyzes particular mythic traditions. Rather than attempt to encompass all of world mythology within a one-term course, we will focus upon the myths of Babylonia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Northern Europe, Mesoamerica and the Pacific Northwest as case studies. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

After a brief exploration of earlier 18th Century events, this course begins with the causes, course and consequences of the French Revolution. This survey course will then examine the major events of the 19th and 20th Centuries. Particular emphasis will be placed on industrialization, the growth of the nation state and imperialism. Social change will also be examined. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Distance Learning

This course is designed to further develop concepts and skills introduced in IMG 102. In this course Adobe In-Design will be added to the students' software repertoire. Pre-press and the computer as a production tool will be emphasized and colour management will be addressed. Students will develop practical skills in applying software programs to page layout for newspapers, magazines and further their illustration and image editing skills. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course will continue on the web skills development started with IMG 110. Topics covered include JavaScript and jQuery. A course project is a required component of the course. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

Graphic design exists to enhance communication, and language (written or oral) is our primary means of communicating. This studio course develops aesthetic and conceptual skills for visual communication problems in which type is the primary element. Historical reference gives context to the evolution of written communication. Students learn to relate the elements and principles of design to typography and projects facilitate students in identifying, classifying, and creating letter forms. Students will analyse form and content issues, typographic emphasis, composition, organization and clarification of information and grid systems. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course introduces principles and methods of project development and management. Students will use up-to-date tools to manage a Website project. Web analytics concepts, methods, and tools will be explored to evaluate website business effectiveness. A student may receive credits for either IMG 130 or CPS 151 but not both. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course further develops the theory and skills gained in IMG 208 with focus on website design projects. Assignments will require conceptual and visual development that challenges students'creativity and ability to think 'outside the box' while addressing real world applications. Students design for systems that entail specific client objectives, audience profiles, budgets, and production plans while developing a workflow that will be adaptable to real life work situations. Assignments take the form of a range of web design projects. This course is essential for the development of a working portfolio. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course introduces iOS application development for iPhone, iPod and iPad. Topics covered include iOS application development environment, MVC concepts, use of storyboard in build multiple-scene user interfaces, programming of user interactions, accessing device resources and external services. It also includes debugging and testing applications ona simulator and on real devices. . An iOS application development project is an important component of the course. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course introduces Android application development for mobile Android devices. Installation and configuration of Android Studio IDE for Android application development will be covered. Android activities, intents, and an application life cycle will be used together with the model-view-controller in implementing mobile applications. Applications developed in this course will be tested and debugged using both Android emulator and a real Android mobile device. A final course project and its demonstration are important parts of this course. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

The adoption of social media by both individuals and organizations has triggered a shift in marketing practices globally. This introductory course will present current channels, tools and technologies that are used in social media. It will look at marketing, monetization, strategies, monitoring, metrics and governance. This course aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to effectively explore the opportunities and challenges associated with the use of social media channels and platforms - including those associated with enriched business communication, marketing strategies, and enhanced brand experience. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course will cover new and emerging technologies that have a profound impact on development of web applications. The current offering of this course will focus on Ruby programming language and Ruby on Rails framework for agile development of web applications. Students will learn to design and implement web server applications with Model-View-Controller architecture using components of Ruby on Rails including Active Record, Action Controller, and Action View. GIT software version control system will be used. Other selected emerging web development technologies may also be explored. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

Students will create a project in their chosen area of specialization. This capstone project challenges students to synthesize the applied and theoretical aspects of their accumulated education. The project builds on the students' core coursework and allows the student to target their area of expertise. Students submit a study plan for the project's realization which is initially reviewed by the instructor for scope and challenge. This project will provide the student with an example of their best work in a format that may be adapted as part of a job search. Additionally this project will foster time and project management skills. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

Students will create a significant final project in their chosen area of specialization. This capstone project challenges students to synthesize the applied and theoretical aspects of their accumulated education. The project builds on the students' core coursework and allows the student to target their area of expertise. Students submit a study plan for the project's realisation which is initially reviewed by the instructor for scope and challenge. This project will provide the student with an example of their best work in a format that may be adapted as part of a job search. Additionally this project will foster time and project management skills. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course combines an introduction to the religions of Asia with comparative analysis of some key organizing themes for the study of all world religions. It examines the origins and historical development, the sacred texts, the central tenets, the institutions and rituals of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Taoism and Shinto. It also explores selected core concepts such as sacred space, sacred time, sacred rituals and sacred symbols in a comparative context that uses not only these seven eastern religions but also the Abrahamic tradition and other world religions as reference points. Instruction will combine intensive reading, seminar discussion and lecture presentations. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus

This course will provide students with the opportunity to explore what it means to be both a human being and a global citizen within the context of complex intercultural interactions that are either face-to-face or in a virtual environment. Students will be challenged to reconsider their views on what is considered to be legitimate knowledge, "appropriate" ways of being and what it means to communicate well with others. Through critical reflection on historical and current world events, as well as their own values and beliefs, students will be encouraged to develop compassion and empathy for others, a greater appreciation for and understanding of diversity, and a curiosity about other ways of being. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

An exploration of the rich world of ancient and Medieval Roman thought and its modern legacy. In seminars students and faculty examine such topics as Livy, Vergil, The New Testament, Augustine, Dante and Machiavelli. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus

This is a self-paced course that teaches the number system, addition and, subtraction of whole numbers, estimations, time, and shapes. Details...

Location:
  • Bella Coola
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Gold River
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus
  • Ucluelet Centre

This is a self-paced course that teaches the number system and how to add, subtract, and multiply. Students also learn how to make change, tell time, add and subtract units of time, and how to find the perimeter of square and rectangles. Details...

Location:
  • Bella Coola
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Gold River
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus
  • Ucluelet Centre

This is a self-paced course that teaches students how to multiply and divide. Students also learn how to make change, and convert units of time by adding and subtracting. They are also introduced to the metric system and learn how to measure length, volume, and mass, as well as how to figure out the area of rectangles and squares. Details...

Location:
  • Bella Coola
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Gold River
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus
  • Ucluelet Centre

This is a self-paced course that teaches how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals, as well as how to use decimals in real life. Students also learn the metric system. Details...

Location:
  • Bella Coola
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Gold River
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus
  • Ucluelet Centre

This is a self-paced course that teaches students common fractions and decimals, equivalent fractions, and how to multiply, divide, add, and subtract fractions. Details...

Location:
  • Bella Coola
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Gold River
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus
  • Ucluelet Centre

This is a self-paced course that teaches students the basics of ratios, rates & proportion, percents, and introductory statistics. Details...

Location:
  • Bella Coola
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Gold River
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus
  • Ucluelet Centre

Intermediate Mathematics I is the first of a two course series. Completion of the two parts meets the requirements for the Intermediate Level ABE program. MAT 033 consists of six modules, which cover Arithmetic and Estimation, Signed (Rational) numbers, Ratio and Proportion, Percent, Measurement and Perimeter, Area and Volume within six modules. Details...

Location:
  • Bella Coola
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Gold River
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus
  • Ucluelet Centre

Intermediate Mathematics II is the second of a two course series. Completion of the two parts meets the requirements for the Intermediate Level ABE program. MAT 034 consists of Polynomials, Factoring, Equations, Linear Equations and Graphing; Powers, Roots, and Scientific Notations; Trigonometery. Details...

Location:
  • Bella Coola
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Gold River
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus
  • Ucluelet Centre

Effective September 2015. Advanced Mathematics is the equivalent of B.C. Ministry of Education Principles of Mathematics 11. The content of MAT 053 includes: real numbers, algebraic expressions, equations, polynomials, rational and radical expressions and relations, quadratic equations and trigonometry(functions and solving right and oblique triangles). Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Distance Learning
  • Port Alberni Campus

Foundations of Mathematics includes rates, systems of linear equations, quadratic functions, geometry, statistics, trigonometry, measurement, and logical reasoning. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus

The goals of the Provincial Algebra and Trigonometry are to prepare adult learners with the knowledge and skills in algebra and trigonometry necessary for entry to technical, vocational and career programs that require Math 12 equivalency as a prerequisite and for future study in higher-level math courses at college/university. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Distance Learning
  • Port Alberni Campus

This course introduces the basic concepts and techniques of descriptive and inferential statistics. It is designed to help students develop a working knowledge of statistics, as well as an awareness of the practical applications of statistics in diverse fields such as the biological and social sciences and business. Topics include: descriptive statistics, data collection, probability theory, probability distributions, sampling distribution of a statistic, estimation of a parameter and test of hypotheses for one population, estimation and test of hypotheses for two or more populations, and bivariate analysis. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Distance Learning
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus

This course primarily targets mathematics and computer science students. It presents foundational topics in mathematics, including methods of argument. Topics include proofs and logic, sets and relations, functions, integers, induction and recursion and principles of counting. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course covers linear systems and Gauss-Jordan elimination, geometric linear programming, matrices and matrix operations, symbolic logic, set theory, permutations and combinations, discrete probability, including conditional probability and Bayes' formula, random variables and their distributions, expectation, Markov chains. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus

MAT 162 and MAT 163 together offer a first year university mathematics course for students entering an elementary education program. Topics covered in MAT 162 include: Set theory and Venn diagrams, symbolic logic, systems of numeration, computation in systems with different bases, mathematical systems, prime numbers, prime factorization and equivalence and order relations, real numbers and their representations, basic concepts of algebra. Details...

Location:
  • Distance Learning

MAT 163 is the second half of a first year university mathematics course for students entering an elementary education program. Topics include: graphs, functions, solving equations and inequalities of the first degree; coordinate geometry; introduction to probability and statistics; measurement and the metric system. Details...

Location:
  • Distance Learning

This course covers: a review of the Fundamental Theorem and area; methods of integration - substitution, integration by parts, trigonometric integrals, trigonometric substitution, partial fractions, and trapezoidal rule; introduction to differential equations; applications of integration - volume, arc length; L'Hospital's rule and improper integrals; infinite sequences and series, tests of convergence for infinite series, Taylor polynomials and series, and applications. Students will use a computer algebra system in the lab to improve their conceptual understanding, aid visualization, and to solve problems. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus

Introdction to Nuu-chah-nulth Language II will focus on advancing skills learned in Nuu-chah-nulth I: listening techniques, comparing and contrasting Nuu-chah-nulth and English sounds, patterns and pronunciation which will lead to words, phrases and sentence building exercises for conversational Nuu-chah-nulth for various topics. In addition, there will be an introduction to Nuu-chah-nulth cultural protocols. Students will explore any new electronic learning resources for self-practice. Details...

Location:
  • Port Alberni Campus

An introduction to selected problems in philosophical ethics and social-political philosophy. Topics include the relativity or objectivity of values; egoism and altruism; the nature of right and wrong action; classical and contemporary ethical theories; applied ethical problems; the nature of justice; the relation between individuals and society; and approaches to the meaning of life. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

An introduction to philosophical attempts to understand the nature and value of art. The course surveys influential Western theories of art from the ancient to the contemporary period. Issues discussed include attempts to define art, the social value of art, censorship, the nature of aesthetic experience, artistic creativity, problems surrounding interpretation, and the relation of art to political and gender issues. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

An examination of ethical issues arising in the contemporary business context. A number of classical ethical theories are introduced and applied to a variety of concrete problems such as whistle-blowing, product safety, employee rights, discrimination, international business, the environment, and investing. Emphasis is on mastery of the key ethical concepts and their application to real-life situations. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

College Preparatory Physics II is designed to provide students with the equivalent of ABE Provincial Level Physics or Grade 12 Physics. The course includes vectors using trigonometry, kinematics in one and two dimensions, energy and momentum, statics and dynamics, rotational dynamics, vibrations and waves, electromagnetism, and geometric optics. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This is the second of the Introduction to Physics courses. PHY 101 includes light and optics, electricity and magnetism, and special relativity. Laboratory work is used to reinforce theoretical concepts and develop laboratory skills and concepts. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus

Principles of Physics I and II are first year university level (calculus based) foundation courses in physics designed as essential prerequisites to further courses in the physical sciences. PHY 121 includes electricity and magnetism, light, optics and modern physics. This course includes extensive laboratory work intended to illustrate theoretical concepts and to develop laboratory skills. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus

This course is an introduction to engineering mechanics for students planning to transfer into a University engineering program. The course introduces a methodology for analysis of forces and moments acting on, or within, rigid bodies, structures and machines that are in static equilibrium. Topics include conditions of equilibrium and applications to particles and rigid bodies; analysis of structures, including beams, trusses and arches; bending moment and shear force diagrams for beams; dry friction. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus

This course is an introduction to engineering mechanics for students planning to transfer into engineering at UBC. Students will study the statics, kinematics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies. They will apply vector analysis to three-dimensional static-equilibrium problems, and differential and integral calculus to dynamics problems, as well as make use of Newton's laws and the concepts of impulse, momentum, work and energy. Students will focus on the analysis of practical mechanics problems in two and three dimensions. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

An introductory course designed to acquaint students with some of the fundamental concepts, theories, perspectives and debates in the International Relations field. Topics will include such issues as international security (war, peace, military force; international organizations, international law and human rights; North-South politics; global environment crises; and the growth of a global political economy. Although it is not a course in current affairs per se, integration of contemporary world events and issues will be used to enhance critical understanding. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus

The course covers the following topics: research methods; biological bases of behaviour; consciousness; nature, nurture and diversity; development; sensation and perception; learning; and memory. Students are introduced to relevant psychological principles, theories and research findings, and are encouraged to develop an appreciation of the value of psychological research. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus

The course covers the following topics: research methods; thinking and language; intelligence; what drives us; emotions, stress and health; social psychology; personality; psychological disorders; therapy. Students are introduced to relevant psychological principles, theories and research findings, and are encouraged to develop an appreciation of the value of psychological research. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Distance Learning
  • Port Alberni Campus

An introduction to the biological bases of behaviour and mental functioning. Topics include neural structure, neural communication, motor and sensory processes, brain structure and function, rhythms and sleep, and regulation of internal body states. The biological basis for emotions, learning, and memory will be covered. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

The course covers selected disorders listed in the current version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), focusing on the nature of each disorder, biopsychosocial explanations of each disorder, and relevant treatments. Legal and ethical issues are also addressed. Students are introduced to relevant psychological theories and research findings, and are encouraged to develop an appreciation of the value of psychological research. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus

This course provides an overview of human development from adolescence through old age. Topics include the impact of genetics and environment, development in adolescence and adulthood, cultural diversity, change and development in the physical, cognitive, emotional and social spheres, and death, dying and grieving. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus

The course introduces psychological perspectives on criminal behaviour, emphasizing theoretical and developmental issues, before considering specific crimes (e.g., white collar, domestic violence), and specific offender populations (e.g., sexual offenders, mentally disordered offenders). Students are introduced to relevant theories and research findings, and are encouraged to develop an appreciation of the value of psychological research. CRM 101, PSY 130 and PSY 131 are recommended. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

Introduction to Sociology I introduces the student to some of the major concepts and issues in the discipline of sociology, including culture, socialization, deviance, gender, suicide and discrimination. The course is designed to encourage the student to think more deeply about the relationship between personal troubles and public issues. Details...

Location:
  • Port Alberni Campus

SOC 111 is the second course in a full 1st-year university level introductory sociology course. It addresses specific social institutions such as the family and education, work and politics as well as social problems such as social change and inequality. The course is based on a critical evaluation of the major institutions of modern capitalism. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus

This course surveys a full range of sociological perspectives on crime and deviance including the social disorganization perspective, functionalist and strain perspectives, subcultural and learning theories, interactionist and social control theories a well as conflict and critical theories. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course is designed to allow students to explore gender socialization, sexual orientation, the intersexed, courtship, marriage and other institutions based on our sexual relations including patriarchy, organizational arrangements and aspects of sexual relations and politics. The course explores 'normal' sex and sexuality, but also addresses many forms of sexual 'deviance'. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

Introductory Spanish II is a complete introductory Spanish program that provides the students with a solid foundation to communicate proficiently in Spanish as well as to function effectively within the culture in real life situations. Besides emphasizing language acquisition by providing a complete grammar scope, the content of also presents important aspects of culture, customs and values of the Spanish-speaking world providing students with a deeper insight into its diversity while exposing them to authentic language. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Distance Learning

This course is designed to further expand students' language skills in Spanish as well as their awareness of the Hispanic culture. It focuses on real communication in meaningful contexts to develop and strengthen students' speaking, listening, reading and writing skills while introducing them to the richness of Hispanic literature and culture. Details...

Location:
  • Distance Learning

This is a lab science course that will introduce topics in deep space astronomy including: observational astronomy, stars and stellar evolution, galaxies and galactic evolution, neutron stars, black holes, gravitational waves, extra-solar planets, the Big Bang, dark matter, dark energy, and the possibility of life in the universe. This course will also explore related topics in physics and chemistry such as: light and the electromagnetic spectrum, optics, gravity, relativity, cosmology, and the origin of the chemical elements. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Ucluelet Centre

This course is delivered in two parts, terrestrial and marine. The first half prepares students with the foundations for working as an assistant bear viewing guide through training course standards established by the Commercial Bear Viewing Association of BC (CBVABC) or equivalent, with an opportunity to achieve certification. The second half focuses on marine mammal viewing skills, knowledge, and regulations as promoted through the Marine Education and Research Society (MERS) or equivalent. This course builds on the foundations provided in TGA 101 Interpretation. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

The course is designed to develop tandem-paddling and tripping skills for flatwater and lake canoeing as per industry standards. This course provides a foundation for next pursuing instructor certification, and prepares students with a solid foundation for understanding and effectively managing these craft in camp and wilderness settings. Students are exposed to the rich history and modern use of canoes in Canada. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course advances learning from TGA 103 toward becoming an assistant sea kayaking guide on the rugged BC Coast. A multi-day expedition allows students to apply and refine guiding skills learned elsewhere in the AG program. This is an approved guide training course with the Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC (SKGABC). Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course introduces students to sailing and to the role of the crew and guide in providing an enjoyable and safe sailing trip. The course is structured to teach you the skills needed for safe day-cruising in familiar waters as both skipper and crew of a sloop-rigged keelboat of six to 10 meters in moderate wind and sea conditions. Successful participants will receive their Canadian Yachting Association Basic Cruising Standard or equivalent ISPA certification. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course covers the basics of mountaineering from movement on snow, rock and ice to anchoring and belaying in all these mediums, glacier travel, route finding and much more. Recommend previous experience working with ropes, or having done Rock Skills 1. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This field-focused course includes an introduction to avalanche awareness and winter mountain backcountry touring skills, including one night of winter camping. Students have the opportunity to achieve Avalanche Skills Training One (AST 1). Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course builds on the foundations of Guiding Skills 1 while further integrating leadership techniques and considerations with environmental and navigational considerations when planning and managing outdoor adventure activities to industry standards. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course and certification is a core field requirement for most adventure tourism sectors and entry-level guide positions. This course includes CPR "C" and provides comprehensive training and certification for wilderness guides operating remote from immediate emergency medical assistance. Leadership and client pre-trip preparation with respect to contingency planning is emphasized. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course builds on skills and knowledge attained in TGA 104. It will further train and certify students to work as a guide in the rafting industry. This prepares students with intermediate and advanced paddling skills for organizing personal and commercial day trips and overnight expeditions in Class 1-3 rivers. Students will have the opportunity to achieve British Columbia River Outfitters Association (BCROA) Guide certification. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course provides credits for field skills training and/or recognized industry certification specific to an adventure guiding related discipline as described in the BC Provincial Adventure Tourism Certificate Program Standardized Core Curriculum. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This is a two-week opportunity to show and refine abilities in a working environment while learning from seasoned professionals in the industry. In preparing for work placements, students receive guidance and feedback for fine-tuning resumes, and for ways of presenting yourself to prospective employers. Students will have the opportunity to work as an assistant guide or apprentice in a meaningful on-the-job experience Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

In this course we explore the challenges of successfully accommodating our guests in a complex and changing set of tourism environments with ever increasing guest expectations of quality and comfort. Using hotel operations as a foundation we explore the needs of accommodating guests in various other contexts including resorts, cruise ships, B&B's, campgrounds, overnight tours and base camps. Using the "Guest Cycle" as our framework we then review the needs of the guest and their relationship with the accommodation provider before, during and after their stay. This includes the reservations process, check-in, interactions during the stay, accounting and billing, check-out and follow-up. As part of the course students are introduced to one or more scheduling/ rooming systems (Property Management Systems, PMS) used to assist in scheduling guest activities, rooming the guest, billing and guest history. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

The key to the success of any tourism or hospitality organization is its ability to recruit and retain the right people at the right time. In Canada's current competitive labour market having the knowledge, skills and ability to maximize your human resources is critical for every manager. In this course you will gain an understanding of the fundamental human resources theory and practices necessary to ensure you are maximizing the potential of your staff and your business. Course topics include employment standards, the employment relationship, human resource development as well as the process of recruiting, selecting, training and evaluation your workforce. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course focuses on the philosophy and psychology of service as well as the technical skills (or the mechanics) of service. Students will experience a combination of service theory reinforced by the actual practice of the concepts learned. Emphasis on the concept of customer relations, from its broadest perspective, and the ways it impacts on the customer and on the interpersonal skills needed to manage situations. Students will understand and appreciate the areas of service that are important and critical from a guest and management point of view. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course is a combination of theory, demonstration and practical experience in the classroom, bar lab and through field trips and guest speakers. The course includes general product & service knowledge of alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages. It also provides the students with the ability to prepare standard classic cocktail recipes, apply basic bar operating procedures, and learn skills to properly engage the guest at a beverage establishment. Students also increase their industry regulatory knowledge through a detailed understanding of responsible alcohol service - Serving It Right certification. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

Topics you will cover in this course include the coordination of special events, programs, festivals and conferences, the development and implementation of action plans, and working with volunteers and the community. You will also gain an understanding of convention business, providing an understanding of the scope of the meetings, convention and incentive markets, what they look for, how to sell and how to manage them once on site. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This specialized course provides an overview of the challenges facing tourism managers and operators in today's environmentally sensitive marketplace. We explore the relationship between tourism, recreation, and the management of tourism business in conjunction with the natural resources being utilized and the participants and managers of that resource. Industry, stakeholder, and government speakers representing their organizations' perspective will represent a large portion of the class. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus

This course deals with a summary of Canadian Law in general and specific areas applicable to the tourism and hospitality industry. Topics include sources of law, common law, statute law, forms of business, the sale of goods, human rights, working conditions, crime, labour relations, methods of securing debt, liquor, health and other licensing, sale of food, alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages, safety of guests and guest's property and environmental issues. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course deals with a broad range of business skills. Drawing on prior course knowledge from planning & research, business writing, marketing, accounting, human resources, and sales and promotion students will evaluate a new or existing business idea or concept and formulate a formal business plan for the concept. Topics cover the research, development and business planning for a tourism and hospitality related business. This course will also utilize a wide variety of Microsoft Office 2003 programs including word, excel, and publisher. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This course is aimed at increasing participant's awareness of and sensitivity toward their own and other cultures and challenging participants to view themselves as cultural beings. This course develops knowledge and demonstrable skills competence in cross-cultural settings and increases participant's knowledge of issues related to cultural sustainability within the context of tourism activity. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

The scope of the international hospitality industry provides future managers with both opportunities and challenges. Students in this course will gain an appreciation of the complexities of managing and leading international operations - from how operations are structured to how culture impacts all facets of the business environment. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

Food and Beverage (F&B) managers are responsible for coordinating and controlling F&B operations. The objectives are maximizing sales, profit, staff development and overall customer experience, while embracing social responsibility. Managing means designing organization's goals, nurturing teams that align with those and running the entire operating process. This course will help to build the theoretical, practical skills and knowledge necessary to become an effective food and beverage manager. It also provides students with an opportunity to apply their learning in a student run dining room and/or special event. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

Tourism is one of the fastest growing global industries with career opportunities in a range of sectors including food and beverage, hotels, adventure, conferences and government agencies. This 360 hour internship will provide students with an opportunity to take what they have learned in the classroom and apply it to the hospitality or tourism business. Internships take place during the summer between year one and year two of the program and students can chose to work regionally, nationally or internationally. A great first step in your career. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus

This certificate course was designed by the American Hotel and Motel Association. The course shows how a profitable food service operation is managed in order to satisfy customer needs and expectations. Details...

Location:
  • Distance Learning

This certificate course was designed by the American Hotel and Motel Association. Participants in this course will learn effective control of food and beverage operations, including standards determination, the operating budget, income and cost control, control systems and computer applications to planning and control functions. Details...

Location:
  • Distance Learning

This certificate course helps supervisors and managers plan for and manage the different types of food and beverage operations in a hotel or motel, including coffee shops, gourmet dining rooms, room service, banquets, lounges, entertainment/show rooms and more. Details...

Location:
  • Distance Learning

This certificate course was designed by the American Hotel and Motel Association. Key staff can learn how to manage the housekeeping department, including supervisory training, purchasing and cleaning procedures. Details...

Location:
  • Distance Learning

Provides information on compliance with government regulations, establishing purchasing guidelines, practicing control systems and procedures, conducting in-house merchandising and supervising bar personnel. Details...

Location:
  • Distance Learning

This certificate course was designed by the American Hotel and Motel Association. The main objective is to present financial accounting concepts and to explain how they apply to specific operations within the hospitality industry. Details...

Location:
  • Distance Learning

This course takes a management perspective in explaining the organization and structure of hotels, restaurants, casinos, cruise lines and clubs. Students will gain insight into ownership models including franchising and management contracts as well as into current topics such as service management, business ethics, human resources and marketing. Details...

Location:
  • Distance Learning

Course content includes setting up a security program, security equipment, guest and asset protection, emergency procedures, management responsibility and security procedures covering guest concerns. Details...

Location:
  • Distance Learning

Course content includes software and hardware applications used in the various departments of a hospitality operation. Departments covered include food and beverage, front desk, reservations, accounting and others. Details...

Location:
  • Distance Learning

No matter what department supervisors work in, they must be prepared to manage the industry's most precious resources, people. This course covers recruiting, selecting, compensation administration, interviewing, labour relations and all other issues with respect to the management of people. Details...

Location:
  • Distance Learning

Course content includes how to identify and sell to the most appropriate markets, develop and implement effective marketing plans and how to plan, select, write, and produce profitable advertising and public relations projects. Details...

Location:
  • Distance Learning

This course helps students understand the complex jobs of meeting planners and convention service managers, the details that make or break conventions and meetings, and techniques for reaching target markets and making the sale. Details...

Location:
  • Distance Learning

This course provides the student with an understanding of basic electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning methods, also computing utility costs, efficiency evaluation, preventive maintenance, strategies for energy management, guest safety, employee awareness, and security measures. Details...

Location:
  • Distance Learning

In this course you will learn all the steps to receiving reservations, registrations, front office responsibilities and the secrets to keeping the front office profitable while providing top-notch service. Details...

Location:
  • Distance Learning

The material in this course will help you hit the ground running. You will learn proven ways to get maximum results by directing and leading. You will learn how to juggle the expectations of management, guests, employees, and governmental agencies. You will also learn creative strategies for effectively managing change and resolving conflict. Details...

Location:
  • Distance Learning

This course focuses on the critical role that revenue management plays in ensuring profitability in hotels and other hospitality operations. Students will learn the difference between strategic and tactical revenue management and why this distinction is critical to business success. The course covers tools and the broad range of information available to revenue managers as well as vital issues to consider when implementing revenue management tactics. Details...

Location:
  • Distance Learning

In this course you will learn how to improve your leadership abilities and develop an understanding of high-performance teams and employee empowerment. Details...

Location:
  • Distance Learning

In this course you will learn the fundamentals of financial accounting through real-life examples from hotels, restaurants, and clubs. Even those who aren't "numbers people" will understand how to apply accounting principles to hospitality-specific systems and how to produce an accurate picture of a property's revenue, expenses, and net income. Details...

Location:
  • Distance Learning

In this course you will learn how to become smart decision makers by practicing with managerial accounting information. You will learn how to make effective business choices based on the numbers that affect daily operations. You will learn to develop on-target budgets and control cash flow, and reach profit goals with the help of financial reports and other tools. Details...

Location:
  • Distance Learning

In this course students will be introduced to the unique world of club management. Students will learn to work effectively with boards, committees, and members to identify, attract, and maintain a dedicated staff. Marketing and managing food and beverage operations as well as the recreation side of club operations are two primary operational areas. Details...

Location:
  • Distance Learning

The first year level course provides an introduction to women's health issues from a feminist perspective. Some historical perspectives and the underlying socio-political and economic context of health, as well specific health issues that impact women are explored. Relationships are drawn between patriarchy, capitalism, the medicalization of women's health issues and the impact on women's reproductive and human rights. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus