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ABT 020 Online Learner Success

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:
  • Distance Learning
ABT 100 Introductory Keyboarding

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
ABT 102 Keyboarding II

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
ABT 109 Human Relations for Career Success

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:
  • Distance Learning
ABT 111 Administrative Procedures

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:
  • Distance Learning
ABT 120 Job Search

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:
  • Distance Learning
ABT 152 Integrated Project - Administrative

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:
  • Distance Learning
ABT 186 Medical Terminology III - Pharmacology and Specialties

Medical Terminology III is a complete study of the construction of medical terms including root words, suffixes and prefixes relating to pharmacology and the specialties of oncology, radiology and nuclear medicine and psychiatry. Details...

Location:
  • Distance Learning
ARTS 5121 Printmaking - Open Studio

Open Studio in Printmaking will be held for six weeks. This is non-instructional course for current and former students to have access to the Printmaking studio and equipment. Printmaking: Open studio is for the continuation of exploratory work and testing for the purpose of learning as initiated in School of Fine Art and Design printmaking courses. A limited amount of materials are included. Students will be required to provide all of their own paper. Screens, registration pins, etching and woodblock tools can be rented through Fine Arts Department. Please request an information sheet from the Fine Art Studio technician for a full description of materials and studio access information. Students must have successfully completed FIN 115 in order to register for the open studio. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
ARTS 5122 Ceramics - Open Studio

Open Studio in ceramics will be held for six weeks. This is a non-instructional course for current and former students to have access to the ceramics studio and equipment. Ceramics: Open studio is for the continuation of exploratory work and testing for the purpose of learning as initiated in School of Fine Art and Design Ceramic courses. A limited amount of materials are included. Please request an information sheet from the Fine Art Studio technician for a full description of materials and studio access information. Student must have successfully completed FIN 135 in order to register for the open studio. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
ARTS 5123 Darkroom - Open Studio

Open Studio in Darkroom is a six week non-instructional program for current and former students to have access to darkroom equipment. Darkroom: Open Studio is for the continuation of exploratory work and testing for the purpose of learning as initiated in School of Fine Art & Design photography courses. Students are required to provide all of their own paper, film and negataive sleeves. Please request an information sheet from the Fine Art Studio technician for a full description of materials and studio access information. Students must have successfully completed FIN 145 in order to register for the open studio. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
BIO 160 Human Anatomy & Physiology I

This course is the first half of a comprehensive survey of human structure and functions. Topics include: biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, and the anatomy and physiology of the integumentary musculoskeletal, nervous and endocrine systems. An extensive laboratory component is included. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
BUS 100 Financial Accounting Fundamentals

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:
  • Comox Valley Campus
BUS 150 Administrative Principles

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:
  • Comox Valley Campus
BUS 152 Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management

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
BUS 350 Organizational Behaviour

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
BUS 370 International Marketing

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:
  • Comox Valley Campus
BUS 380 Globalization and International Business

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
BUS 390 Directed Field Studies I

As the first of two field study courses in the Bachelor of Business Administration Program, the primary goal of this course is to give students an opportunity to apply theories and methods learned in the classroom to the analysis of actual business problems encountered within the context of a supervised related work placement. While employed, students will complete assigned readings, applied research assignments, and a work-related field study project carried out under the supervision of an academic advisor. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
BUS 490 Directed Field Studies II

This, the second of two directed field study courses, gives students an opportunity to further develop their professional skills in the workplace. After obtaining a suitable work placement, students will perform independent research and prepare a comprehensive report on one or more issues in their work environment. This report will be presented to both the academic advisor and employer. In addition, the student will be expected to attend seminars and to maintain a journal about the work experience. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
BUS 500 Internship - Applied Business

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
CHE 051 College Preparatory Chemistry I

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:
  • Comox Valley Campus
ECC 114 Partnerships - Part I - Child Guidance

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:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus
  • Ucluelet Centre
ECC 141 Practice Experience II

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:
  • Port Alberni Campus
ECC 142 Practice Experience III

In this practice experience students are expected to take a leadership role, becoming involved in all aspects of the child care program and assume the roles and responsibilities of an early childhood educator. Details...

Location:
  • Ahousaht Centre
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus
ECC 163 Child, Family And Community

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:
  • Ahousaht Centre
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus
ENG 098 Essay Writing And Critical Reading

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
ENG 115 Essay Writing and Critical Analysis

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. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Distance Learning
ENG 120 Introduction to Literature: Short Stories And the Novel

ENG 120 introduces the student to the short story and novel genres. The reading list will include a selection of works which are representative of fiction written over the last 100 years. As well, students will be introduced to basic literary theory through critical essays that focus on writers and their craft. Although the course includes a review of essay-writing strategies, it is assumed that students will have the writing and research skills necessary to produce their own critical essays based on the works they have read. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
ENG 160 Effective Organizational Writing

English 160 is an applied writing course which recognizes the increasing importance of effective writing, speaking, reading and listening in the workplace. This course focuses on the study and application of the theories and principles of effective business communication. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
ENR 110 Introduction to Engineering Design

As part of a complete first-year transfer into UVic's Faculty of Engineering, this course will cover introductory principles of engineering design concepts through practical projects to be undertaken by teams of students. The projects and exercises will give students experience with the entire design process, from needs-assessment to final testing and documentation. The final project will involve design, construction and programming of an autonomous robot to perform an assigned task. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
ESL 051 Advanced Writing & Reading 1

This highly interactive writing and reading course(Canadian Language Benchmarks 7) is of interest to students who wish to refine their writing and reading skills and/or prepare for further education and training. Students will develop their ability to clearly communicate in a variety of academic and non-academic contexts. To help develop effective written expression, students will study points of sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, style, and usage. Special emphasis being given to areas of particular difficulty for ESL students. Reading, vocabulary, and academic skills will be developed through the study of authentic readings and focussed vocabulary work, while speaking skills will be promoted through discussions and presentations. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
ESL 052 Advanced Writing & Reading 2

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 054 Advanced Listening & Speaking 1

ESL 054 is a lower advanced speaking and listening course (Canadian Language Benchmark 7) and is intended to complement ESL 051. ESL 054 is intended to 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 oral presentations. They will also improve their pronunciation by learning and practicing the sound, rhythm and stress patterns of English. In addition, students will use basic computer and internet skills for informal research and communication. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
ESL 055 Advanced Listening & Speaking 2

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
ESL 057 Advanced Grammar 1

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. In addition, speaking and listening skills will be furthered through communicative drills, discussions, and presentations. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
ESL 058 Advanced Grammar 2

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 University & College Preparatory Reading

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 University & College Preparatory Writing

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
HIS 220 War, Memory, Myth and History

"Since wars begin in the minds of men," reads the UNESCO charter, "it is in the minds of men that we have to erect the ramparts of peace." This course explores how humans have struggled to understand, memorialize, and learn from war. Although the course uses a comparative thematic approach, there is a heavy emphasis upon twentieth-century wars, since this will both provide focus and allow us to probe the politicized relationship between lived memory and history. "War," notes the journalist Chris Hedges, "is a force that gives us meaning." This course will use monuments, memorials, museums, myths, paintings, photographs, weapons, flags, cartoons, family stories, novels, and movies as sources for thinking about the ways in which war is remembered and defined. Details...

Location:
  • Distance Learning
IMG 220 Introduction to Social Media

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:
  • Comox Valley Campus
MAT 017 Fundamental Math Level 1

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

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
MAT 018 Fundamental Math Level 2

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:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
MAT 019 Fundamental Math Level 3

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:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
MAT 027 Fundamental Math Level 4

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:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
MAT 028 Fundamental Math Level 5

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:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
MAT 029 Fundamental Math Level 6

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

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
MAT 033 Intermediate Mathematics I

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:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus
MAT 034 Intermediate Mathematics II

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:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus
MAT 053 Advanced Mathematics

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
  • Port Alberni Campus
MAT 115 Introduction to Statistics

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 such diverse fields such as the biological and social sciences, business and engineering. Topics include: descriptive statistics, probability distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, and bivariate analysis. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus
PSY 131 Introductory Psychology II

Course covers critical thinking, intelligence, motivation and emotion, personality, psychological disorders and treatment and social psychology. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
SOC 111 Introduction to Sociology II

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:
  • Distance Learning
THM 197 Co-operative Ed Internship Work Term

This course gives students an opportunity to apply and extend academic knowledge and practical skills while employed with qualified co-op employers. The full-time five-month work experience is facilitated and supervised by the College and includes assignments, based on career development and the work experience, to meet individual educational goals and objectives. Students must complete Co-Operative Education Pre-Employment Seminar (EMP-100) in the Fall term as a prerequistie to this course which is scheduled in the spring term. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus