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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
  • Distance Learning
ABT 101 Introduction to Computers & the Internet

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:
  • Distance Learning
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
  • Distance Learning
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 110 Records Management

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:
  • Distance Learning
ABT 116 Word Processing Level I

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:
  • Distance Learning
ABT 117 Word Processing Level II

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:
  • Distance Learning
ABT 126 Presentation Software

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:
  • Distance Learning
ABT 135 Electronic Databases

This course introduces you to the Microsoft Access data management system. It will focus on planning, designing, and creating a database to meet the information management needs of today's workplace. You will learn terminology, database concepts, and features of relational databases, and will use various commands and features to create tables, queries, forms and reports. You will enter data, work with calculations, extract information, generate, and print reports. Details...

Location:
  • Distance Learning
ABT 145 Electronic Spreadsheets

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:
  • Distance Learning
ABT 146 Advanced Electronic Spreadsheets

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:
  • Distance Learning
ABT 147 Business Calculators & Mathematics

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:
  • Distance Learning
ABT 148 Business English

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:
  • Distance Learning
ABT 149 Business Communications

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:
  • Distance Learning
ABT 150 GroupWare Using Outlook

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:
  • Distance Learning
ABT 161 Accounting I

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:
  • Distance Learning
ABT 165 Computerized Accounting

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:
  • Distance Learning
ABT 173 Litigation Procedures II

Litigation Procedures II builds on skills and knowledge from Litigation Procedures I. The course deals with documents and procedures from the discovery process to preparation and attendance at trial and post trial procedures, including bills of costs and enforcement procedures. This is primarily a hands-on course in which students integrate keyboard, computer, transcription and document formatting skills with a knowledge of civil law. Details...

Location:
  • Distance Learning
ABT 175 Conveyancing Procedures I

This course introduces the student to the roles and responsibilities of a legal administrative assistant employed in the field of conveyancing in British Columbia. Topics include systems of land registration, land title searches, contracts of purchase and sale, statements of adjustments, and the execution and registration of electronic documents filed in Land Title Offices. The course focuses on the purchaser's procedures for a simple conveyance not involving financing. Details...

Location:
  • Distance Learning
ABT 177 Corporate Procedures I

This course introduces the student to the roles and responsibilities of a legal administrative assistant employed in the field of corporate law. The course will cover corporate structure including Sole Proprietorship, Partnership (General and Limited), and Corporations (Private: Non-Reporting, and Public: Reporting) Corporate Registry, incorporation procedures, post corporate procedures and annual maintenance. Students will acquire a basic knowledge of the Business Corporations Act, learn specialized terminology, and gain practical experience in document preparation necessary for maintaining records of a British Columbia Corporation. Details...

Location:
  • Distance Learning
ABT 179 Wills and Estates

This course introduces the student to the roles and responsibilities of a legal administrative assistant employed in the field of wills and estates in British Columbia. Students will gain knowledge and experience in preparation of wills and codicils and the documents necessary to apply grants of Letters Probate and Letters of Administration (with and without a Will), Administration Bonds, to transfer assets of the deceased, and wind up estates. Details...

Location:
  • Distance Learning
ABT 183 Medical Terminology II

This course takes a systems approach to understanding and using medical terminology. CD-Video instruction and supporting printed materials provide the student with the opportunity to develop skills in the correct spelling and use of medical terms applicable to administrative and office environments. Details...

Location:
  • Distance Learning
ABT 184 Medical Transcription

Medical Transcription is an introductory course which will familiarize students with transcribing from oral dictation, medical documents with accurate content applying correct formats, grammar and punctuation. The main objective is to provide the students with knowledge of the content and formats of medical reports typically dictated in clinics and hospitals. Details...

Location:
  • Distance Learning
ABT 188 Medical Billing Procedures - Computerized

Medical Billing - Computerized course will provide students with the use of specialized computer software for the billing of medical serves to MSP, ICBC, WCB as well as other private insurers. Details...

Location:
  • Distance Learning
ABT 189 Clinical Procedures and Practice

Clinical Procedures and Practice is designed to enable the Medical Office Assistant to perform basic clinical procedures including the use and management of medical equipment. The student will learn to perform basic laboratory tests and assist the physician with specific examinations and procedures. Emphasis is placed on the role of the medical assistant as a link between the doctor and external medical testing and treatment facilities. Students will be required to attend a skills assessment session at North Island College or attend a 2 day skills assessment in Vancouver, BC (all costs paid by student). Details...

Location:
  • Distance Learning
ABT 200 Organizational Management

This course is an introduction to organizational management. Topics covered include administrative office management, principles and functions of management, planning and decision making, organizational behaviour, and health and safety in the workplace. Details...

Location:
  • Distance Learning
ABT 230 Human Resource Management

This online course covers the role of supervisors and human resource managers in staffing, time management, and stress management. Students are introduced to human resource management and a variety of related topics: human rights legislation, equal employment opportunity, planning, recruitment, selection, training and performance appraisals. Students also learn how to improve time and stress management skills when working in business and personal situations. Details...

Location:
  • Distance Learning
ABT 240 Interpersonal Relations

This online course is designed to introduce students to the importance of interpersonal communication in managing working relationships. Basic concepts are introduced to enhance the understanding of becoming more effective communicators and leaders. Students also learn how to discover constructive solutions to differences of opinion and disputes with others. Details...

Location:
  • Distance Learning
AED 011 Intro to Wrkplace Communications

Students practice skills necessary to communicate effectively with employers and fellow employees. Details...

Location:
  • Port Alberni Campus
AED 016 Intro to Workplace Safety and Health

Students will be introduced to skills necessary for healthy living and safe involvement in the workplace. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
AED 017 Work Experience

This course provides students with the opportunity for specific skill development, career exploration/decision making and the opportunity to generalize class content to the workplace. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
AED 020 Career Exploration and Assessment

Students will learn about various career options and identify their skills, strengths and work interests, as well as any limitation or barriers to employment. Students will also learn about current labour market trends and potential for employment in their local community. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
AED 022 Goal Planning and Personal Development

Students learn the skills necessary to set personal goals. Details...

Location:
  • Port Alberni Campus
AED 025 Workplace Expectations

Students will learn about the meaning of work, identify reasons for work and learn and practice work place rights and responsibilities, as well as interactions and roles. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
AED 026 Health Promotion

Students will learn and practice skills necessary for healthy living. They will establish goals for themselves and work on a health promotion plan. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
AED 027 Workplace Safety

Students will learn and practice skills necessary for safe involvement in the workplace. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
AED 028 Relax and Stress Management

Students will learn to identify causes and reactions to stress as well as to practice stress management techniques to reduce the effects of stress. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
AED 032 Math, Money & Managing It All

This course is designed to introduce students to money management strategies and skills. This will assist students in becoming more independent in their personal lives as well as provide them with skills that they can utilize in employment situations. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
AED 036 Intermediate Computer Skills

The Intermediate Computer Skills course will provide students with existing basic computer skills the opportunity to continue computer skill development in advanced computer use e.g. utilizing the internet, communicating with e-mail, etc. Students enrolled in this course should be prepared to work independently and cooperatively on team projects. Details...

Location:
  • Port Alberni Campus
AED 037 Exploring the World with Computers

The Exploring the World with Computers course will provide students who have existing basic computer skills the opportunity to practice and continue computer and literacy skill development while using the internet to research countries, cultures and geography of the world. Students should be prepared to work independently and cooperatively on projects and to make presentations to the class. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
AED 041 Computer Foundations

Students enrolled in this course will be introduced to topics that will enhance their capacity to utilize computers at work, at home and in the community. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
AED 042 Budgeting and Managing Your Money

Students enrolled in this course will be offered the opportunity to enhance their budgeting and money management skills with emphasis on frugal living and money saving. Details...

Location:
  • Port Alberni Campus
AED 043 Customer Service

This course enhances students' knowledge of customer service skills. Students who take this course will be better prepared to work in the customer service industry. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
AED 045 Basics of Emergency First Aid

This course is designed to introduce students to basic first aid practices for emergency situations. It can prepare students who wish to take a certificate course in Emergency First Aid. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
AED 048 Literacy: Book Club

Students will participate in reading, listening, discussing and writing about a variety of literature which may include fiction and non-fiction novels and short stories, poetry, and plays. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
AED 060 Contemporary Issues

General topics and workshops are presented on employment skills, personal development, daily living, and community access. Specific topics are determined in consultation with students and support agency personnel and may include assertiveness skills, anger management, information sessions with support agencies, goal setting, budgeting/money management, employer contact skills, public speaking, drug and alcohol awareness, medical and augmentative medical issues, etc. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
AED 065 Literacy Book Club 2

Students will participate in reading, listening, discussing and writing about a variety of literature which may include fiction and non-fiction novels and short stories, poetry and plays. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
AED 066 Literacy Book Club 3

Students will participate in reading, listening, discussing and writing about a variety of literature which may include fiction and non-fiction novels and short stories, poetry and plays. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
AED 069 Computer Foundations 2

This course is designed to address computer skill development for beginning computer users. It will provide students with practice using the components of a computer system. The course will teach word processing, an improvement in typing fluency, use of the internet with support, and formatting of small slide show and poster projects. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
ANT 150 Cultural Anthropology

This audio-visual course focuses on the cross-cultural study of human diversity. Topics include patterns of subsistence, linguistics, social, political and economic organization, religion, aesthetics, and the future of humanity. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus
ANT 250 Ethnology of North America

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
ANT 260 Forensic Anthropology

This is an introductory course of forensic anthropology, a branch of physical anthropology. Forensic anthropology involves human osteology, and is directed towards identifying human remains for legal purposes. Students will learn to assess through physical remains the sex, stature, and 'age at death' of human specimens, as well as the validity of determining 'genetic heritage'. Students will learn to understand how teeth and bones can give evidence of behaviourial patterns, trauma and disease, and how to assess cause and manner of death, and the effect of a postmortem interval on determining the above. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
BIO 060 Concepts in Biology I (Inhabiting the Human Body)

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:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Distance Learning
BIO 103 Principles of Modern Biology 1

This is one of a pair of biology course for science majors that introduce students to the biological concepts necessary to continue into secondy-year biology. This is designed to provide students with a general survey of major areas of biology. Topics include biological chemistry, cellular organization and respiration, photosynthesis, and plant and animal structure and function. The course includes an extensive laboratory component. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus
BIO 110 Concepts of Biology l (Inhabiting The Human Body)

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:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • 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:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus
BIO 200 Cell Biology

A study of the ultrastructure and function of cell organelles and membranes, DNA and chromosomes, cellular movements and cellular reproduction. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
BIO 202 Principles of Genetics

A study of the principles and mechanisms of inheritance, including an analysis of transmission genetics, the nature and function of the genetic material, molecular genetics and population genetics. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
BIO 230 Principles of Ecology

An introduction to the basic principles of ecology. The lecture series explores the physical components of the environment, adaptations of organisms to the physical environment, energy balance in ecosystems, and the levels of organization in ecology: population, community and biome. The lab series explores several sampling techniques used in the study of ecology. Two or three field trips are a compulsory component of this course. A 2-day volunteer placement with a local environmental organization is also a required component of this course. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
BIO 260 Pathobiology I

This course is the first half of an overview of basic health science. It provides an introduction to the principles of pathophysiology, microbiology, immunology, pharmacology, and nutrition relevant to nursing. The focus is on concepts and mechanisms, with prototype diseases and prototype drugs given as examples. A series of assignments provides opportunities to investigate other diseases that may be encountered in the clinical area. 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
  • Distance Learning
BUS 132 Mathematics of Finance

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:
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Distance Learning
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
  • Distance Learning
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:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
BUS 162 Basic Marketing Principles & Practices

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
BUS 170 Computer Applications for Business

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:
  • Comox Valley Campus
BUS 200 Financial Accounting Fundamentals II

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
BUS 217 Management Accounting

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
BUS 221 Commercial Law

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
BUS 244 Finance

This course provides students with a general framework for financial decision-making. Topics include financial markets, valuation, portfolio theory, the risk-return tradeoff, the firm's required rate of return, capital budgeting, capital structure, and working capital management. Note: The ability to work with spreadsheets is an advantage, but is not required. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
BUS 260 Consumer Behaviour

This course introduces students to the study of concepts that contribute to an understanding of, and the ability to predict, consumer behaviour. Students will consider both from a theoretical and practical point of view, the influence of social, cultural, and psychological factors on the consumer decision-making process. Other topics will include market segmentation and consumer research. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
BUS 264 Professional Selling

Professional selling skills are central to the success of any marketing professional. This course provides learners with an understanding of modern concepts in professional selling, and basic selling techniques relevant to today's Canadian and Global business environments. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
BUS 270 Software for Accounting Professionals

This course is intended to introduce accounting students to bookkeeping, audit and taxation software. It is intended for diploma and degree students with advanced knowledge of accounting. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
BUS 290 Management Information Systems

This course examines the use of information and the role of information technology within organizations. Topics include: evaluation of organizations and the use of information technology; computer communications and basic conversational capacity with computer systems; designing information systems; problem analysis; office and professional work system administration; ethical and organizational issues. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
BUS 312 Intermediate Financial Accounting II

BUS 312 is an extension of BUS 211 and examines the liability and capital aspects of accounting for businesses. Topics include stocks, bonds, retained earnings, dividends, future income taxes and pensions. Credit will only be granted for BUS 212 or BUS 312. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
BUS 318 Advanced Cost Accounting

This course is a continuation of BUS 217. It provides an advanced discussion of topics such as cost behaviour, relevance and the decision process, pricing decisions, management control systems, cost allocation including joint products/by-products, profit planning in uncertainty and the use of decision models, regression and variance analysis. This is a cost recovery course; special tuition fees apply. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
BUS 323 Taxation II

This course is the second 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 corporate taxation. Additional topics include partnerships, trusts, international taxation and administration of the tax system. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
BUS 340 Leadership

This course will consider the importance of high quality leadership and review evolving theory, practice and skill development in connection with this important topic. Topics will include leadership traits, behaviours and the situational aspects of leadership as well as self-leadership, team leadership, transformational leadership, charismatic leadership, crisis leadership, inter-cultural leadership, servant and authentic leadership and leadership abuse and ethics, among others. Students will be provided opportunities to reflect on their leadership philosophy and plans and related skill development in areas such as communication and emotional intelligence, as well as the opportunity to explore leadership from an experiential perspective. 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 355 Managing for Public And Non-Profit Organizations

This course provides administrative skills required for effective management of public sector and government sponsored agencies. Topics include discussion of public policy, public services, organizational theory and the machinery of government. Students will gain skills in strategic planning and implementation within the organizational and communicative contexts prevalent in current legislative and government structures in B.C. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
BUS 360 Intercultural Dimensions of International Business

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:
  • Comox Valley Campus
BUS 368 Advertising and Marketing Communications

This course adopts an integrated marketing perspective that requires students to consider the myriad of media choices available and to select those that will most effectively communicate with consumers. Topics include developing a strategic integrated marketing plan, articulating and delivering the message, and implementing, controlling and monitoring the Integrated Marketing Communications plan. 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 375 International Financial Management Business

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
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 410 Labour Relations

This course serves as an introduction to the field of labour relations in both the private and public sectors. Aspects of the union-management relationship such as the establishment of union bargaining rights, the negotiation process, and the administration of a collective agreement will be examined. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
BUS 419 Advanced Financial Accounting

This course examines the accounting for long-term investments, business combinations, partnerships, not-for-profit organizations and foreign currency transactions and translations. Accounting methods will be analyzed using both Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (Canadian GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
BUS 430 Business-To-Business Marketing

This course introduces students to the unique nature of marketing management in the business-to-business environment. Students will learn how to apply strategic marketing concepts to this environment, with a specific focus on customer relationship and knowledge management. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
BUS 450 Project Management

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
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
CED 051 Career and Educational Planning

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
CED 061 Career and Educational Planning Support

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
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:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Distance Learning
  • Port Alberni Campus
CHE 110 Chemical Principles I

CHE 110 and 111, Chemical Principles I and II, are 1st-year university-level foundation courses in chemistry designed as essential prerequisites to further courses in chemistry. CHE 110 includes an introduction to chemical reactions and equations, energy in chemical systems, and the structures and properties of atoms, molecules, gases, liquids, solids, and solutions. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus
CHE 200 Organic Chemistry I

A second-year course covering the chemistry of carbon compounds. The course begins the systematic study of the structure, nomenclature, properties and reactions of aliphatic hydrocarbons and their derivatives. Spectroscopy of MNR and IR will also be studied. The laboratory sessions include techniques in the purification, synthesis and identification of organic compounds. The course fulfills program requirements for the Associate of Science Diploma and also for students majoring in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology and Health Sciences. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
CHN 101 Introduction to Chinese 1

This is a Chinese language course designed for beginners. Chinese pronunciation and phonetic system, as well as approximately 200 Chinese characters in Simplified form will be introduced in this course. Students will engage in basic daily conversations such as self-introduction and making phone calls, and be able to write short notes in Chinese at the end of the semester. Students will also explore contemporary culture through "Culture Notes" in each lesson. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
CPS 100 Computer Programming I

This course is an introduction to computer programming. Students will be introduced to problem solving methods and algorithm development using the object-oriented programming paradigm. The students will learn how to apply problem analysis, program design, and program implementation while using the top-down and stepwise refinement design methods. The course also provides an introduction to the object-oriented programming paradigm and recursive functions. This course will provide a sound basis for later courses in computer science. Note: Basic computing skills are assumed. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
CPS 146 Database Fundamentals

This course introduces fundamental database concepts and database systems development methods with an emphasis on relational database design and implementation. Topics include DBMS concepts, data modeling, data normalization, database implementation, Structured Query Language, client-server databases, web database applications, and database administration issues. A popular database management system will be used to learn the concepts and to complete the assignments/projects. Note: Basic computer skills are assumed. Students with little computer experience should take CPS 143 or an equivalent course before taking CPS 146. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
CRM 101 Introduction to Criminology

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
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus
CRM 135 Introduction to Canadian Law & Legal Institutions

An introduction to the fundamental principles or jurisprudence and the basic legal institutions of Canada. An examination of the history of Canadian law, the development of the Canadian constitution, the system of Canadian courts, and the roles and responsibilities of members of the legal profession. In addition, an analysis of the nature of legal reasoning, the doctrine of precedent, and the principles of statutory interpretation. Also introduces the fields of contract, torts, administrative law, and family law. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus
ECC 104 Developmental Journey - Part 1

This course examines growth and development of children from conception to 12 years of life. Developmental principles and process are examined as well as the major theories in relation to the development of the whole child as well as examining cultural influences and variations in development. As an integral part of knowing the whole child, students will understand and demonstrate the importance of observing each child's growth, development and experiences. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni 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:
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus
ECC 124 The Learning Child - Part I - Play & Curriculum

Using the knowledge gained in Developmental Journeys, this course focuses on play-based curriculum. It discusses play in the total context of the literature related to early childhood programs. Using an integrated approach to the creative arts (art, music, and language and literature) and science, students will examine the role of the early childhood educator in providing quality environments, which facilitate the development of the whole child through play. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus
  • Ucluelet Centre
ECC 140 Practice Experience I

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:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus
  • Ucluelet Centre
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:
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus
ECC 168 Health Safety And Nutrition in Childcare Settings

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
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus
  • Ucluelet Centre
ECC 245 Practice Experience - Special Needs

This practice experience is designed to provide the student with supervised opportunities 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:
  • Comox Valley Campus
ECC 255 Self & Others - Part III

This course encourages students to explore communication from a professional standpoint, including their role in advocacy, professional associations and groups, and working with community partners. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus
ECO 110 Principles of Microeconomics

This course introduces the principles of microeconomics and demonstrates how these principles apply to current Canadian economic issues. Topics include supply and demand analysis, consumer behaviour, production and cost, market structure, trade, and the economic role of government. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Distance Learning
ENG 013 Fundamental English Level I

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:
  • Bella Coola
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus
ENG 014 Fundamental English Level 2

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:
  • Bella Coola
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus
ENG 015 Fundamental English Level 3

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:
  • Bella Coola
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus
ENG 025 Fundamental English Level 4

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
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus
ENG 026 Fundamental English Level 5

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
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus
ENG 027 Fundamental English Level 6

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
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus
ENG 035 Intermediate English

This Intermediate English course is designed to help students learn the skills involved in the writing process, applied gramar, 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
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus
  • Ucluelet Centre
ENG 052 Advanced English

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
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus
ENG 096 First Peoples Literature And Composition

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
  • Port Hardy 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
  • Distance Learning
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus
  • Ucluelet Centre
ENG 107 Introduction to Creative Writing: Fiction & Non-Fiction

ENG 107 is a first year writing seminar focusing on method and craft in fiction and creative non-fiction. Fiction writing may include short stories or novel writing. Non-fiction may include creative essay writing, documentary, life-writing or biography. Students create a portfolio of work including both fiction and creative non-fiction. This seminar focuses on the practice of writing with an emphasis on learning the craft of writing through discussions, exercises and peer critiquing. Details...

Location:
  • Distance Learning
ENG 108 Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry & Drama

ENG 108 is a first year writing seminar focusing on method and craft in poetry drama and screenplays. This seminar focuses on the practice of writing with an emphasis on learning the craft of writing through discussions, exercises, and peer critiquing. Students create a portfolio of work including both poetry and a play or screenplay. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley 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. 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 117 Academic Writing

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
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
  • Distance Learning
ENG 125 Composition & Indigenous Literature I

ENG 125 provides a review of grammar, instruction in essay writing, and an introduction to literature written by First Nations authors. This course offers an alternative to the traditional first year English course. The materials include stories from the oral tradition, personal narratives, essays, and modern short stories. Like other first year courses, the assignments focus on analyzing material, organizing ideas, and expressing them in clear prose following correct procedures for documenting and presenting research. Details...

Location:
  • Port Alberni Campus
ENG 159 Professional Writing

English 159 is an applied writing course which recognizes the importance of effective communication in the modern workplace. This course focuses on the study and application of the theories and principles of effective technical/professional communication. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River 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
  • Distance Learning
ENG 202 Survey of English Literature I

This course surveys the significant works of English literature from the late Medieval and Renaissance periods, focusing on major authors: Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Jonson, Donne, and Milton. Major works discussed are The Canterbury Tales, Antony and Cleopatra, and Paradise Lost. Elizabethan and Jacobean lyric verse is also examined. The works are studied within the context of the philosophical, social, religious and political thought and conditions of the times. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus
ENG 230 Selected Topics in Literature

For 2016-17 the topic is narratives of crime and deviance. This course introduces the function of narrative and examines narrative method in a variety of genres such as poetry, fiction, drama, biography, autobiography, essay, film and textbook. The focus of study will vary according to instructor interest, and may include themes such as love and sex, war, crime, death, family, social justice etc. Students will be introduced to narratology and will examine the ways in which narrative structures shape understanding of the self and the world. Details...

Location:
  • Distance Learning
ESL 032 Intermediate Reading & Writing 2

ESL 032 is an intermediate reading and writing course (Canadian Benchmark 5-6) continuing from ESL 031. It is intended to complement 035, although it can be taken independently. The focus of the course is to give the student the ability to read and write a wide selection of materials in formal and informal situations, inside and outside the class. This may include readings such as graded readers, essays, graphs and charts, and news articles at the appropriate level. Students will learn to read for pleasure and information while increasing vocabulary and reading skills. Students will also develop skills to write a well developed paragraph, take notes and write business letters. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
ESL 034 Intermediate Listening & Speaking 1

ESL 034 is a lower intermediate listening and speaking course (Canadian Language Benchmarks 4- 5). It is intended to complement ESL 031, the focus of which is reading, writing and grammar. The course is designed for students exiting from ESA 030 or ESL 008. Listening skills progress from understanding the gist to starting to comprehend key words and details in extended exchanges or spoken texts. Speaking skills focus on participating in a variety of complex activities or situations involving multiple purposes and participants (e.g. group work, discussions and debates), and participating outside ESL classes in informal, predictable social contacts. The course concentrates on the process of communication and stresses the importance of communicative strategies and the functional use of English. It provides learners with functional phrases that they can incorporate into their active language as they interact with their classmates in pair or group work, as well as outside the classroom in daily life. Themes are relevant to the learners' personal experience, like family life and adjusting to a new country, as well as to present classroom experience, such as study skills. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
ESL 035 Intermediate Listening & Speaking 2

ESL 035 is an intermediate listening and speaking course (Canadian Language Benchmarks 6), continuing on from ESL 034 and intended to complement ESL 032, although it can be taken independently if reading and writing is not a perceived student need or if the student has time constraints. The focus of the course is the comprehension of key words and details in extended exchanges or spoken texts as well as participation in a variety of complex activities or situations involving multiple purposes and participants (e.g. group work, discussions, debates) in the classroom and in informal, predictable social contacts outside the ESL class. The course concentrates on the process of communication and stresses the importance of communicative strategies and the functional use of English. It provides learners with functional phrases that they can incorporate into their active language as they interact with their classmates in pair or group work, as well as outside the classroom in daily life. Themes are relevant to the learners' personal lives as well as reflective of broader issues, such as communication, health and fitness, media, advertising and the environment. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
ESL 037 Intermediate Grammar 1

ESL 037 is a lower intermediate grammar course (Canadian Benchmark 4-5). It continues from ESL 003 or ESA 030. It is intended to complement ESL 031 and 034, although it can be taken independently. The focus of the course is to give the student the ability to identify and apply the rules of grammar to a variety of both spoken and written communications in informal and predictable settings. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
ESL 038 Intermediate Grammar 2

ESL 038 is an intermediate grammar course (Canadian Benchmark 5-6) continuing from ESL 037. It is intended to complement ESL 032 and ESL 035 although it can be taken independently. The focus of the course is to increase the student's knowledge of grammatical rules so that they may be applied to a variety of spoken and written communications in both formal and informal predictable settings. 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 071 Directed English Language Studies 1

This course is a seminar/ workshop that develops and deepens students' English language skills through personalized, directed language instruction/ learning. Students work on and develop the language and academic skills that are essential for their success. The course is intended for students who have learned or are learning English as an additional language. 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
FIN 100 Introduction to Art History and Visual Culture I

This course is an Introduction to the History of Art that serves both as a chronology and as a primer to developing the visual and verbal skills that are essential to communicating effectively about visual culture. In conjunction with Introduction to Art History and Visual Culture II/ FIN 101, it attempts to build an understanding of the various methodologies employed in understanding the social, political and historical context in which art making takes place. Delivery is by lecture. It covers the time period between the cave paintings of prehistory to the 14th century. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
FIN 110 Drawing & 2-Dimensional Language I

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
FIN 120 Painting: Colour & Perception

An introductory course intended to provide students with an overview of colour theories relating to design and fine art practices. Historical contexts and social and psychological implications will give the direction of study of the perception of colour in the visual arts of the 20th century. This class explores a variety of exercises from colour mixing to painting sessions with live models and still life subjects. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
FIN 130 Fdn Studio in 3-D Materials & Design

This course is an introduction to three-dimensional art and design. Relationships between concepts, materials, technical approaches and context will be emphasized throughout. Elements and principals of three-dimensional art and design will be presented. Historical and contemporary concepts will be explored along with their applications and relationship to three-dimensional form, with an emphasis on the 20th and 21st centuries. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
FIN 140 Creative Processes

This academic course deals with the concepts and ideas of artists, how they think and work, and provides students with a serious introduction to the important principles and philosophies of 20-century art and design. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
FIN 200 Video + Sound 1

Video + Sound 1 introduces students to media arts practice through an exploration of time-based media: sound, video and installation. This will be achieved through a combination of lectures, technical workshops and directed projects. The aim of this 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
FIN 210 Drawing & 2-Dimensional Language III

This course offers drawing as a direct means of expression and experimentation. Multimedia and non-conventional approaches to drawing are developed, while researching new ideas and broadening the student's visual vocabulary. An emphasis will be put on comprehension, analysis, and ability to resolve artistic problems. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
FIN 215 Intaglio Printmaking

This course is a more in-depth study of the materials and techniques of intaglio printmaking. Multi-colour printing and collograph will be taught. The storage, marketing and presentation of prints will also be covered. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
FIN 220 Painting Applications I

This course develops awareness of painting in relation to Art in the 20th century. Concepts of visual language within the discipline of painting will be explored and developed using a wide variety of materials, surfaces and forms. Students will be encouraged to develop as individuals and to be self-motivated. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
FIN 230 Sculpture & Integrated Art Practices I

This studio course provides students with an introduction to diverse technical, aesthetic, and theoretical considerations for approaching, exploring and creating contemporary sculpture. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
FIN 235 3-Dimensional Applications (Ceramics I)

Clay will be explored as an expressive and functional medium, relating to 20th century ideas and concepts. The forming techniques employed will include: throwing, slip casting, press molding, coil and slab construction. Surface enrichment and colour will be developed using slips, terra sigillata, and glazing techniques. Firing processes will include electric kilns, pit firing, raku and high fire reduction. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
FIN 245 Photography II

This course will serve to expand the appreciation of and control over the photographic medium as an expressive, interpretive and metaphorical art form. FIN 245 is a studio class emphasizing learning through experience. Experimental approaches to the use of photographic images, ideas and content are emphasized. Students are encouraged to develop their own area of research and to build their artistic identity. Single Lens reflex film cameras are available through the department for students to use in this course. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
FIN 250 Modern Art History

This course explores the changing nature of art in the 19th and 20th centuries. It attempts to look at the cultural and technological changes that have occurred over this time period and consider their effects on the development of modern art. It also continues to build an understanding of the new methodologies employed in understanding the social, political and historical context in which art making takes place, that began in FIN 100/101, the History of Art and Visual Culture. Delivery is by lecture. It covers the time period from the mid nineteenth century to approximately 1980. Together with PHIL 240 it fulfills the second year academic requirement for the Fine Arts Diploma. The course will be delivered primarily in a lecture mode, accompanied by slides of the relevant material. From time to time course material available on video may be used as a supplement. An attempt will be made through the lectures to show a diversity of approaches to the History of Modern Art other than just a chronological recount. Lectures, weekly reviews, assigned readings, essays, assignments and exams are the fundamental components of this course. Discussion sessions are inserted through out and at the beginning and end of each class. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
FIN 291 Directed Independent Study (Ceramics)

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
FIN 292 Directed Independent Study (Drawing)

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
FIN 293 Directed Independent Study (Painting)

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
FIN 294 Directed Independent Study (Printmaking)

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
FIN 295 Directed Independent Study (Graphics)

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
FIN 296 Directed Independent Study (Photography)

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
FIN 297 Directed Independent Study (Sculpture)

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
FIN 298 Directed Independent Study (Mixed Media)

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
FNS 096 BC First Peoples Studies

FNS 096 is designed to help the student appreciate the unique situation of First Nations and Metis communities in British Columbia today. The course will provide a timely view of the history and present day context of BC's First People with specific focus on the Indigenous communities of Vancouver Island and the outlying coastal communities. Writing, reading and critical thinking skills at the advanced level of upgrading will be reinforced and practiced throughout the course. Details...

Location:
  • Bella Coola
  • Port Hardy Campus
FRE 100 Motifs I

Motifs I and II together make up a complete introductory French program at the university level. With an emphasis on communicative proficiency, and based on the popular French in Action materials, the courses make use of video, audio and print material in order to develop the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and to introduce students to the diversity of the Francophone world. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Distance Learning
FRE 120 Motifs III

Motifs III and IV continue the development of the four language skills, self-expression, and cultural insight begun in FRE 100 and 101. Completion of French to this level is the prerequisite for entry into standard 1st-year university French. Details...

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  • Distance Learning
FRE 145 Intermediate French I

This course provides a complete review of French grammar presented within a cultural context. A study of selected literary readings will develop the student's ability to understand and compose short passages, together with typical and provocative articles that will promote active and critical in-class discussions of contemporary issues. Intermediate French I and II are strongly recommended for students who have taken French as a second language. Details...

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  • Distance Learning
FRE 265 Advanced French I

This course provides a continuation of the study of French grammar at an advanced level. A study of selected literary readings (French and French-Canadian), together with a variety of up-to-date and provocative articles and texts will allow the student to further improve both written and spoken French through practice in conversation, comprehension and composition. Advanced French I and II are strongly recommended for students who have taken the French immersion program. Details...

Location:
  • Distance Learning
GEO 111 Environment, Society and Sustainability

GEO 111 focuses on the complex relationships between people and the environment. With emphasis on the ecosystems approach, it looks at the impacts on human activity and resource exploitation on the environment, and considers the potential for a sustainable society. Topics covered include; energy flow, biogeochemical cycles, ecosystem structure and dynamics, climate change, water resources, marine resources, biodiversity loss, protected areas and endangered species, human population growth, Ecological Footprint Analysis, and environmental world views. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus
HIS 111 Canadian History: Pre-Confederation

This course provides a general chronological overview of Canadian history in the pre-Confederation era. It introduces some of the major political, social and economic events that shaped early Canadian development. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Distance Learning
HIS 120 World History to 1000

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
HIS 215 History of Modern Europe I

This course surveys the world of early modern Europe from the flowering of the Renaissance in Italy and northern Europe, through the age of the religious wars in the seventeenth century, the eighteenth century Age of Enlightenment, and developments in eastern Europe and Russia, culminating in the great watershed of the French Revolution. In addition to covering military and political developments, the course also describes the changes wrought in the social and economic lives of the people of the emerging nation states of Europe. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
HIS 225 History of British Columbia

Major historical events are discussed, and their significance analyzed, in this survey course on British Columbia's history. The roles played by economics, geography, politics and social factors in shaping the province's development will also be examined. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus
HIS 260 Historical Reactions to Criminal and Deviant Behaviour

Once upon a time, a shipwrecked sailor washed up upon distant shores. He wondered about where he was. Then he saw a scaffold and gallows. "Thank god, "he exhaled, "I am in a civilized country." What is the relationship between civilization, crime and punishment? Why have dead bodies been the symbol of law at some times and places but not at others? Why did criminal trials begin? How can we account for the replacement of torture and the "bloody scaffold" with the rise of the penitentiary? This course will ask such questions as it provides an historical perspective on changing definitions of deviancy, societal reactions to violent or criminal activity, and public policies to counteract prohibited behaviour. The time span and geographical range will be vast; we will range from the Mesopotamia of 3,000 BCE to 21st-century North America. To provide focus, the curriculum will be organized around four intensive case studies: Crime and Punishment in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean; Early Modern and Industrial Britain; American Justice from Colonial Times to Court T.V.; and Reactions to Crime and Deviance in 19th and 20th Century Canada and British Columbia. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
IMG 100 Introduction to PHP

This practical course introduces students to the development of database-driven web-server applications. PHP (PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) scripting is used to define the logic and behaviour of student-developed web applications while SQL (Structured Query Language) is used to communicate with the underlying relational database engine. Students will install a development environment to learn and practice essential programming skills and elements of database design and usage. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
IMG 102 Computer Graphics I

This course provides students with a working knowledge of industry standard hardware and software for communication design and basic instruction in computer technology. Computers as a design tool will be discussed in terms of context, historical developments and impact on the field of communication design. Students will apply design principles and their own creative skills to illustration and photo editing for design applications, focusing on Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
IMG 105 Communication Design I

This course provides a general overview of contemporary practices in Communication Design. Design principles and theories of visual perception are integrated into projects that cover identity design, advertising, web design and the design process. Students discuss historical and contemporary concepts and ideas. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
IMG 110 HTML and CSS

In this course students will learn the concepts and develop skills needed to build the front-end of a standards-compliant website. Topics covered include concepts of the Internet and World Wide Web, HTML, and CSS. A popular HTML/CSS editor will be used as the development tool throughout the course. Web usability and accessibility will be introduced. A web site development project is an important component of the course. A student may receive credits for either IMG 110 or CPS 165 but not both. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
IMG 204 Introduction to Programming in Swift

This course provides an introduction to essential skills for development of iPhone, iPad, and iPod applications using the Swift programming language. Principles of a correct object-oriented design and implementation will be emphasized to develop tested and reusable high quality code. The course will also cover elements of the Cocoa and Foundation Framework. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
IMG 208 Communications Design II

Skills and experience gained in the first year of study find coordinated application to increasingly complex design projects. This course concentrates on the design of visual communications for print and display. Concept development, design principles, computer skills, presentation, print production and marketing theory will be addressed and applied to studio assignments. Assignments take the form of a range of projects in various media. This course is essential for the development of a working portfolio. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
IMG 210 Content Management Systems

The goal of this course is to integrate student web development skills into a large dynamic CMS. Students will learn to set up CMS user access levels, sections, categories, plug-ins, and components. Students will acquire knowledge to activate existing CMS templates as well as to develop their own CMS templates. CMS installation, deployment, backup, and security will be covered. Search engine optimization will be practiced in the context of a course long project. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
IMG 250 Applied JavaScript

Built on the skills and knowledge acquired in the first JavaScript course, this application driven course further explores the advanced features of JavaScript, jQuery, and their practical use in website and web application development. Topics include special effects, Ajax applications, Web animations, and simple web game development. A web site/app development project is an important part of the course. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
IMG 260 E-Commerce

This course introduces the design and implementation of Web-based Electronic Commerce systems. Topics covered include E-Commerce introduction, electronic payments system, multi-tier architecture and its implementation, security, privacy, and legal issues. During the course students will work in groups to develop a Web based transaction processing system using up-to-date technologies and tools. Students may receive credit for either IMG260 or CPS208 but not both. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
INT 171 Directed Academic/ Career English Studies

This course is a seminar/ workshop that develops and deepens students' English language and academic skills through personalized, directed instruction/ learning. Working within a group setting, students develop the linguistic, cultural, and academic skills that they personally need to succeed in their other courses. Each student will work on projects within his or her own area(s) of academic interest. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
KWA 097 Introduction to Kwak'wala II

Students will learn basic conversation, structure, and pronunciation in a Kwak'wala language immersion setting with a focus on listening and speaking. The units cover a wide variety of themes, including greetings, social interaction, household activities, community, environment, wildlife, place names, food harvesting and preparation and cultural activities. Combined, these encompass the way of life of the Kwakwaka'wakw and give insight to how Kwak'wala is essential to who the Kwakwaka'wakw are and how Kwak'wala ties Kwakwaka'wakw to land, sea and place. This will also provide students with a basic understanding of several learner strategies and methods that are advantageous for Indigenous language acquisition including Total Physical Response, the Dr. Greymorning method, and comprehensible language acquisiton methods. Details...

Location:
  • Port Hardy Campus
LIB 130 Intro to World Religions

This course is designed as an introduction to the world's major religions, with an emphasis upon those of the Abrahamic tradition: Judaism, Islam and Christianity. It combines an intensive focus upon individual living faiths with study of the different scholarly approaches to understanding religion. Instruction will combine intensive reading, seminar discussion and lecture presentations. Students who have previously earned credit in NIC's HIS 130 are not eligible for credit in LIB 130. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Distance Learning
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:
  • Bella Coola
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Distance Learning
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus
  • Ucluelet Centre
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:
  • Bella Coola
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Distance Learning
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus
  • Ucluelet Centre
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:
  • Bella Coola
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Distance Learning
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus
  • Ucluelet Centre
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:
  • Bella Coola
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Distance Learning
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus
  • Ucluelet Centre
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:
  • Bella Coola
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Distance Learning
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus
  • Ucluelet Centre
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:
  • Bella Coola
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Distance Learning
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus
  • Ucluelet Centre
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:
  • Bella Coola
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Distance Learning
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus
  • Ucluelet Centre
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:
  • Bella Coola
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Distance Learning
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus
  • Ucluelet Centre
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
  • Distance Learning
  • Port Alberni Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus
MAT 060 Provincial ABE Mathematics

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
MAT 102 Calculus for Life Sciences

This course covers calculus of one variable with applications to the life sciences. The content includes limits, differentiation of polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; applications of differentiation - graphing and optimization problems; exponential growth and decay; integration and areas - techniques, exponential models; Taylor polynomials; introduction to differential equations. 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:
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Distance Learning
MAT 133 Matrix Algebra

MAT 133 is an introduction to matrix algebra. It is a required course for students planning to transfer into a University engineering program. Topics include complex numbers, systems of linear equations, matrix operations, determinants, linear transformations, independence, eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Credit will normally be granted for only one of MAT 133 or MAT 200. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Distance Learning
MAT 162 Mathematics for Elementary Education I

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:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Distance Learning
  • Port Alberni Campus
MAT 163 Mathematics for Elementary Education II

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...

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  • Distance Learning
MAT 181 Calculus I

Calculus I and II together comprise a 1st-year course in calculus. MAT 181 - Differential calculus of both algebraic and transcendental functions. Topics include: limits and continuity, the derivative - definition, rules, implicit differentiation; applications - curve sketching, maximum-minimum and related rates problems; differentials; antiderivatives. Students will learn how to use a computer algebra system in the lab to enhance their understanding of calculus concepts. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus
MAT 200 Linear Algebra

This course covers systems of linear equations; matrices; determinants; Euclidian vector spaces; general vector spaces, Gram-Schmidt Process, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and quadratic forms.Credit will normally be granted for only one of MAT 133 or Mat 200. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Distance Learning
  • Port Alberni Campus
PHI 100 Introductory Philosophy: Knowledge & Reality

An introduction to selected problems in the philosophy of religion, metaphysics (theory of reality), and epistemology (theory of knowledge). Topics include the existence of God; the nature of mind and its relation to body; computers and consciousness; personal identity and mortality; freewill and determinism; the nature and sources of knowledge; and the justification of scientific beliefs. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus
PHI 150 Critical Thinking

The course is designed to improve a fundamental ability needed for success in any discipline: the ability to think critically. The focus is on acquiring and sharpening the skills required for identifying, analyzing, and evaluating arguments. The emphasis is on reading and responding to a variety of real academic texts from across the curriculum. No specialized knowledge is presupposed. The course should make students more careful readers and more cogent writers. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
PHI 230 Contemporary Moral Issues

An examination of moral and social issues facing the contemporary world. Topics include animal and environmental ethics; conception and death in the medical context; hate literature and pornography; the ethics of violence. The principal aim is to teach students to think critically about their own views. To this end, philosophical attempts to apply various moral theories to these concrete problems will be assessed. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
PHY 050 College Preparatory Physics I

College Preparatory Physics I is designed to provide students with the equivalent of ABE Advanced Level Physics or Grade 11 Physics. The content of the course includes: measurement, kinematics in one dimension, dynamics in one dimension, Newton's laws, friction,gravitation, kinetic and potential energy,momentum, heat, wave phenomena applied to sound and electricity. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus
PHY 100 Introduction to Physics I

Introduction to Physics I and II are first year algebra-based courses. They are designed for those students that have a relatively weak background in physics. PHY 100 includes vectors, and scalars, kinematics, dynamics, energy, momentum, rotational motion, thermodynamics, fluids and wave motion. Laboratory work illustrates theoretical concepts and develops laboratory skills and techniques. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus
PHY 120 Principles of Physics I

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 120 includes statics, kinematics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies; conservation of energy and momentum; vibration, waves, and sound; heat and thermodynamics. 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
POL 151 Law And Politics

This course is designed to provide an introduction to law, politics, public policy and the administration of justice in Canada. The study of the judicial system as a branch of government will be emphasized. The course will examine key provisions of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as interpreted by the courts, with a particular focus upon those cases most directly connected to the administration of justice. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
PSY 130 Introductory Psychology I

This course covers the first half of Introductory Psychology. Topics include Critical Thinking, Neuroscience and Behaviour, Nature vs. Nurture, The Developing Person, Perception, States of Consciousness, Learning and Memory. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Distance Learning
  • Port Alberni Campus
PSY 204 Research Methods in Psychology

PSY 204 provides an introduction to basic research techniques in psychology; emphasis on the conceptual rather than the statistical rationale underlying various research strategies. Areas include the nature of variables, types of measurement, how to generate and test hypotheses, types of validity, and how to interpret and report results. Laboratory exercises and class demonstrations on the processes involved in conducting empirical research. Research process (theory, models, hypotheses, predictions); research ethics; experimental methods; non-experimental methods; validity; reliability; sampling; descriptive statistics; central tendency; variability; inferential statistics; and experimental design. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus
PSY 235 Abnormal Psychology

An introduction to abnormal psychology, including mental disorders, assessment and treatment, the DSM-IV, and social, cultural and ethical issues. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
PSY 250 Human Development From Conception Through Childhood

This course provides an overview of child development up to, but not including adolescence. The impact of genetics and environment, major theories of human development, methods for studying child development, cultural diversity, and development in the physical, cognitive, emotional and social spheres are included. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology I

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:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Comox Valley Campus
  • Port Alberni Campus
SOC 220 Introduction to Sociological Research Methods

This course introduces the student to the full range of sociological research methods. Students will learn basic qualitative and quantitative techniques, how to design research projects, conduct field research and surveys, apply basic statistical techniques and how to write a research report. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
SPN 100 Introductory Spanish I

Introductory Spanish I 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 Introductory Spanish I 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
SPN 200 Intermediate Spanish I

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
SSA 100 Introduction to the Solar System And Space Exploration

This is a multi-disciplinary lab science course that will introduce topics in astronomy and space science, including the Solar System and its planets, the space environment, gravitational theory, extraterrestrial resources, as well as current and future space explorations. Details...

Location:
  • Campbell River Campus
  • Port Hardy Campus
  • Ucluelet Centre
TGA 100 Guiding Skills 1

This course introduces tools for establishing and maintaining physical and psychological safety considerations for effective outdoor guiding leadership, and further prepares students with the practical skills specific to field training experiences and industry expectations for risk and trip management. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
TGA 101 Interpretation Culture

The Interpretation course introduces the principles and skills for providing quality interpretation programs. Through a variety of in-class and in-the-field experiences, students develop their own style of interpretation along with a broad understanding of the rich natural and cultural heritage of coastal British Columbia. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
TGA 103 Sea Kayaking 1

This course introduces introductory skills and knowledge for sea kayak touring as a platform for further training and certification associated with becoming an instructor and/or guide in the sea kayaking industry. This prepares students with basic recreational paddling skills for organizing personal day trips and overnight outings and experiences in SKGABC Class 1 & 2 waters. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
TGA 104 River Rafting 1

This course introduces skills and knowledge for commercial white water rafting as a platform for further training and certification associated with becoming a guide in the rafting industry. This prepares students with basic recreational paddling skills for organizing personal day trips and overnight outings on Class 1-3 rivers. Students will have the opportunity to achieve Swiftwater Rescue Technician certification. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
TGA 111 Wilderness First Aid

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
TGA 112 Rock Skills 1

This course covers rock climbing and lead climbing skills including movement on rock, belaying, rappelling, simple anchor building, complex anchors, using removable protection and advanced movement skills. Lead climbing skill development will included leading safe pitches with protection placement and planning your ascents to station management, plus some self-rescue techniques. On completion of this course students will feel comfortable going top-rope climbing and beginning to lead climbs on their own in a consistent, safe and confidence inspiring manner. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
THM 100 The Tourism Industry

An introduction to the tourism industry and its role in the economy; its scale and impact, major sectors, tourism products in BC, development potential, language and terminology, industry structure and organization, revenue and costs in various sectors, case studies and applications. Students will learn key legal issues in the industry, and will identify educational and professional career path opportunities in various sectors in the province. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
THM 107 Accommodating Your Guest

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
THM 112 Leadership and Management

This course is a mix of theory and practical applications. Students will learn about the characteristics and dynamics of modern business organizations and the role of managers and leaders. The use of leadership and management theory, the development of management tools to achieve goals, and learning how to convey information effectively will provide the foundation of this course. The role of leaders and personal approaches to leadership will be explored as a starting point for the students' own leadership development. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
THM 119 Tourism & Hospitality - Yr 1 Field Trip

This field trip is specifically designed to expose students to a wide variety of operational situations encountered in an urban four or five star rated accommodation property. Students are required to stay at the property, to experience its daily operation, and to dine in a four or five star rated restaurant. In addition, students visit and tour 3 to 6 relevant urban businesses and services within the eight sectors of the tourism and hospitality industry. They are required to contrast these urban businesses and services with comparable regional/ local services and with the relevant tourism and hospitality theory studied in the classroom. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
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
THM 201 Internal Controls

This is an introductory course designed to provide an understanding of management's requirements for effective internal controls in the tourism and hospitality industry. Topics included are basic internal controls for prime costs and other operating expenses as well as revenues, pricing, break-even analysis, budgeting, standard and other types of costs and variances. This course will utilize spreadsheet software like EXCEL and a POS system like Squirrel. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
THM 215 Tourism & Hospitality Managerial Accounting

This course is designed to provide an understanding of financial practices and information used by management in the tourism and hospitality industry. Topics included are financial analysis, working capital and cash-flow management, debt and equity financing, labour costs, forms of business, risk and insurance, income and other taxes, operational budgeting, capital budgeting, purchasing vs. leasing, pricing, R.O.I., investment decisions, contribution margin and breakeven analysis, feasibility studies and tax issues and planning. The course will expand on the use of computerized accounting software and spreadsheet software. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
THM 219 Tourism & Hospitality - Year 2 Field Tri

This specialized international field trip builds on student learning from the first and second year of the program by exposing students to a wide variety of Tourism and Hospitality operations in an international setting. Students are required to stay in and tour a four or five star rated accommodation property, dine in and tour a four or five star rated restaurant, and attend a theme event or performance. In addition, students visit and tour several relevant businesses and services within the eight sectors of the tourism and hospitality industry. They are required to contrast these businesses and services with comparable regional/local services and with the relevant tourism and hospitality theory studied in the classroom. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
THM 225 Cross Cultural Tourism

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
THM 270 Beverage Theory and Management

This course is a systematic approach to beverage product knowledge and operations with emphasis on management and operational controls. Students will get practical experience in the preparation and service of beverages. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
THM 275 Food Fundamentals and Service

This course is designed to expose students to the inner workings of a commerical kitchen. Students will develop basic cooking skills as well as learn the necessary safety and sanitation considerations that are key to a professional kitchen. In teams, students will have an opportunity to create menus that are both aesthetically pleasing as well as profitable and deliver on those menus in a public setting. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
THM 300 Global Tourism

Tourism is considered to be one of the world's largest industries with the potential to contribute significantly to the development of most economies. Given the pace of globalization, it is essential to understand how the global tourism system is evolving as stakeholders grapple with a wide range of opportunities, issues and constraints. Students will evaluate the policies, planning and processes needed to balance supply and demand while managing the economic, socio-cultural and environmental impacts of tourism on a destination. Through the examination of best practices of various international destinations, students will explore the tourism system and its sub-sectors including transportation, food and beverage, accommodation, attractions and entertainment. Details...

Location:
  • Comox Valley Campus
TMA 059 Food & Beverage Management

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
TMA 066 Food & Beverage Cost Control

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...

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  • Distance Learning
TMA 067 Managing Food & Beverage Service

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...

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  • Distance Learning
TMA 068 Supervisory Housekeeping

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...

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  • Distance Learning
TMA 069 Bar & Beverage Management

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

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  • Distance Learning
TMA 100 Financial Accounting I

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...

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  • Distance Learning
TMA 110 Financial Accounting II

Designed by the American Hotel and Motel Association, Financial Accounting II offers an advanced treatment of the accounting function and addresses the unique needs of the hospitality industry. Details...

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  • Distance Learning
TMA 120 Introduction to Hospitality Management

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...

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  • Distance Learning
TMA 125 Hotel/Motel Security Management

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...

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  • Distance Learning
TMA 130 Hospitality Industry Computer Systems

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...

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  • Distance Learning
TMA 140 Fund of Destination Mgmt & Marketing

This course will give students a basic understanding of the roles destination management organizations (DMOs) and convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs) play in the tourism industry. All aspects of organization operations are covered, including service, research, product development, human resources, and financial management. Details...

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  • Distance Learning
TMA 145 Managing Hospitality Human Resources

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...

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  • Distance Learning
TMA 150 Hospitality Sales & Marketing

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...

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  • Distance Learning
TMA 155 Marketing in the Hospitality Industry

This course focuses on how hotels and resorts can compete effectively in today's marketplace. Course content includes distinctive aspects of service marketing; strategic marketing planning; analysing the environment, product, competition and markets; integrating the marketing concept, merchandising, marketing plan, strategic planning and growth. Details...

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  • Distance Learning
TMA 160 Convention Management & Service

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...

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  • Distance Learning
TMA 165 Facilities Management

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...

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  • Distance Learning
TMA 170 Front Office Procedures

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...

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  • Distance Learning
TMA 175 Hospitality Supervision

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...

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  • Distance Learning
TMA 215 Revenue Management

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...

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  • Distance Learning
TMA 225 Purchasing for Food Service Operations

The role of purchasing in the food service distribution channel has evolved over the past decades and operators today understand how efficient and effective purchasing adds value throughout the organization. From suppliers and manufacturers to the guest at the table, the purchasing control point is a vital element in the food distribution chain. This course covers the latest in e-purchasing, addresses trends in purchasing and product, and features vital information on security, food safety and ethics from both the distributors' and operators' perspectives. Details...

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  • Distance Learning
TMA 240 International Hotel Management

How to plan, develop and manage hotels in the international arena. Course content includes emergence of international hotels, political aspects, financing international hotels, developing an international hotel, managing international hotels, international contracts and agreements, cultural diversity, sales and marketing, international hotel classifications and standards. Details...

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  • Distance Learning
TMA 265 Training and Development for the Hospitality Industry

Training plays a critical part of a supervisor's role. In this course you will learn the skills you will need to develop and maintain a competent staff. You will learn how to apply an easy, four-step training method to all hospitality functions. Details...

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  • Distance Learning
TMA 270 Quality Leadership and Management

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

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  • Distance Learning
TMA 275 Basic Financial Accounting for the Hospitality Industry

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...

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  • Distance Learning
TMA 280 Managerial Accounting for the Hospitality Industry

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...

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  • Distance Learning
TMA 285 Contemporary Club Management

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...

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  • Distance Learning
TMA 366 Accounting for Club Operations

In this course students will be introduced to the unique world of club accounting. Topics covered include: introduction to club accounting, statement of financial positions, statement of activities, statement of cash flows, ratio analysis, understanding and applying cost concepts, operations budgeting, current asset management, internal controls, capital budgeting, property, equipment and other fixed assets, accounting for payroll-related liabilities, club technology applications, lease accounting, and taxes. Details...

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  • Distance Learning
WST 100 Global Perspectives on Women

This first year level introductory course explores through feminist thought, where women are situated with regard to the political, economic and socio-cultural constraints that impact their lives. Core foundational concepts include the acquisition of gender identity, power and oppressive relationships as well as an introduction to a variety of "feminisms" through feminist theory. Details...

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  • Comox Valley Campus