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Introduction to Data Analysis – ONLINE
Fall 2018
$245
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Data Analysis is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after skills in the workplace. Companies have vast amounts of data, but it is rare to have someone with the ability to analyze that data to see trends and make predictions. This course will give you a basic understanding of how to analyze data in a business setting. Businesses look for candidates with an understanding of how to analyze the data they have been collecting; this course will help you start on that journey.

NOTE: This course is delivered 100% online. You can take this course individually, or enroll in a 3-course bundle for a certificate. Prices are $245 per course if taken individually, or $619 for all three.


This course can be applied toward an Award of Achievement in Data Analysis.

Start Date

September 04, 2018

End Date

September 28, 2018

Schedule

Avg. 16 hrs.

Instructor

J. Rutledge

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93028

Motion Picture Industry Orientation (September 29-30)
Fall 2018
$175
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This comprehensive two-day course stresses foundational must-know information of the workings on any fast-paced film set and is required by all film unions and guilds in BC.

The motion picture industry has high expectations of crew members, their knowledge and expertise, in order to “get the shot and make the day.” Course topics include current filming information, growth and trends in the industry, its collaborative nature, demands and challenges facing production crew, job descriptions, on-set language, location respect, reading and understanding a call sheet, and on-set safety considerations and protocols for stunts and special effects. This immediately practical information could save you on your first week of work.

There will be a short test on day two of the course which you will need to pass in order to receive your Motion Picture Industry Orientation certificate.

Schedule

1 Sat (10:00 – 16:00) & 1 Sun (10:00 – 15:00)

Start Date

September 29, 2018

End Date

September 30, 2018

Instructor

J. Penhall

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93038

Intermediate Data Analysis – ONLINE
Fall 2018
$245
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Many of your business decisions involve comparing groups for differences. For example, would men and women prefer different product features? In addition, you may look at relationships between variables. Does product recognition relate to subsequent product purchase? This Intermediate Data Analysis course will introduce you to the statistics behind these group differences and relationships. In addition, you’ll learn how to work with ratings, graphs and user-friendly reports of statistical results.

NOTE: This course is delivered 100% online. You can take this course individually, or enroll in a 3-course bundle for a certificate. Prices are $245 per course if taken individually, or $619 for all three.


This course can be applied toward an Award of Achievement in Data Analysis.

Start Date

October 01, 2018

End Date

October 26, 2018

Schedule

Avg. 16 hrs.

Instructor

M. Dereshiwsky

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93029

Advanced Data Analysis – ONLINE
Fall 2018
$245
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After taking this Advanced course in Data Analysis, you will be able to perform inquiries that will be useful to your business or organization, and have the skill necessary to communicate these results through graphs and text that your fellow employees will understand. Take the guesswork out of important company decisions and make decisions based on statistically significant information. Whether your business is home based or a large company, this class will take you to the next level where important decision-making is concerned.

NOTE: This course is delivered 100% online. You can take this course individually, or enroll in a 3-course bundle for a certificate. Prices are $245 per course if taken individually, or $619 for all three.


This course can be applied toward an Award of Achievement in Data Analysis.

Start Date

November 05, 2018

End Date

November 30, 2018

Schedule

Avg. 16 hrs.

Instructor

J. Kritzer

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93030

Data Analysis: 3-Course Bundle – ONLINE
Fall 2018
$619
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Data Analysis is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after skills in the workplace. Companies have vast amounts of data, but it is rare to have someone with the ability to analyze that data to see trends and make predictions. Add a whole new skill set to your portfolio, and make a big difference in the success of your organization by acquiring data analysis skills.

This Online Certificate in Data Analysis includes the following courses:

This course will give you a basic understanding of how to analyze data in a business setting. Businesses look for candidates with an understanding of how to analyze the data they have been collecting; this course will help you start on that journey.

Many of your business decisions involve comparing groups for differences. For example, would men and women prefer different product features? In addition, you may look at relationships between variables. Does product recognition relate to subsequent product purchase? This Intermediate Data Analysis course will introduce you to the statistics behind these group differences and relationships. In addition, you’ll learn how to work with ratings, graphs and user-friendly reports of statistical results.

After taking this advanced course in Data Analysis, you will be able to perform inquiries that will be useful to your business or organization, and have the skill necessary to communicate these results through graphs and text that your fellow employees will understand. Take the guesswork out of important company decisions and make decisions based on statistically significant information. Whether your business is home based or a large company, this class will take you to the next level where important decision-making is concerned.

NOTE: These courses are delivered 100% online. You can take the courses individually, or take all three for a certificate. Prices are $245 per course if taken individually, or $619 for all three. 

Presented in partnership with the Learning Resources Network (LERN), the world’s largest association for continuing education and lifelong learning.


These courses can be applied toward an Award of Achievement in Data Analysis.

Start Date

September 04, 2018

End Date

November 30, 2018

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93031

Facebook & Instagram for Business
Fall 2018
$369
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Discover how to harness the two largest social media platforms in today’s business marketplace. Through case studies and hands-on exercises, you gain the knowledge and skills that let you develop and execute a plan, advertise effectively, and measure the results of your efforts.

Schedule

2 Sat, 09:30 – 15:00

Start Date

October 13, 2018

End Date

October 20, 2018

Instructor

C. Galway

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93037

Bookkeeping Basics
Fall 2018
$389
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Are you a new bookkeeper or accountant? Or do you need a review of bookkeeping before taking QuickBooks or more advanced accounting courses? This course covers the basics of practical bookkeeping procedures, including assets and liabilities, equity, revenue and expenses. You learn the double-entry system of debiting and crediting accounts, how to prepare balance sheets and income statements, and why accounts are listed on each. Payroll as well as subsidiary ledgers and how they relate to the general ledger are also covered. Bring a calculator, pencil and eraser and be prepared to roll up your sleeves!

Note: Basic knowledge of Excel is recommended.
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This course can be applied toward an Award of Achievement in Bookkeeping.

Schedule

3 Sat, 09:30 – 14:30

Start Date

September 29, 2018

End Date

October 20, 2018

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93013

Notes

No class Oct 6

Introduction to Financial Accounting
Fall 2018
$389
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This course—ideal for small-business owners, managers and entrepreneurs—provides an introduction to the key concepts of financial accounting and covers day-to-day business accounting functions. Through theory, hands-on practice and examples, you learn fundamental tools and analysis (including what questions to ask your bookkeeper) as well as how to identify key trends and indicators of financial health. Develop balance sheets, income and cash flow statements and analyze these statements to set benchmarks for revenue and sales growth. Other topics include accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory valuation and more.
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This course can be applied toward an Award of Achievement in Bookkeeping.

Schedule

6 Wed, 18:30 – 21:00

Start Date

October 17, 2018

End Date

November 28, 2018

Instructor

L. Oikawa

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93017

Notes

No class Oct 31

Quickbooks 1 for Bookkeepers
Fall 2018
$389
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Learn how to implement QuickBooks into your business’s day-to-day needs, including options for configuring QuickBooks to suit your type of business, how to enter accounts payable and receivable, reconcile bank accounts and credit cards, prepare cheques and more. Discover how to create sales invoices and manage customer accounts as well as get an introduction on how to set up payroll. This course is ideal for anyone new to QuickBooks and for those who want to use it as a solution to their financial reporting needs.

PREREQUISITES: Bookkeeping Basics or Intro to Accounting or a basic understanding of bookkeeping.
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This course can be applied toward an Award of Achievement in Bookkeeping.

Schedule

3 Sat, 09:30 – 15:30

Start Date

October 27, 2018

End Date

November 17, 2018

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93014

Notes

No class Nov 10

Quickbooks 2 for Bookkeepers
Fall 2018
$389
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Master more advanced functions in QuickBooks, such as how to deal with a business using more than one currency, inventory valuation methods, making partial payments on vendor bills or handling partial payments of invoices, creating progress billings, creating journal entries to fix errors, and much more. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to set up a payroll schedule for salaried employees and handle functions such as benefits, vacation and advance pay. This course is ideal for anyone with foundational knowledge and experience with QuickBooks who wants to deepen their knowledge and ability to use QuickBooks for small businesses.

PREREQUISITES: QuickBooks 1 for Bookkeepers or similar experience. If in doubt, please contact us for a detailed outline.
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This course can be applied toward an Award of Achievement in Bookkeeping.

Schedule

3 Sat, 09:30 – 15:30

Start Date

November 24, 2018

End Date

December 08, 2018

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93015

Excel FastTrack: Intermediate
Fall 2018
$289
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Move beyond the basics of Excel and increase you productivity and efficiency even more! This one-day, hands-on workshop will help you develop an Excel toolkit of techniques and everyday solutions to create robust spreadsheets that easily adapt to your changing needs. Topics include analyzing or ranking data, working with text, creating charts, complex formulas, controlling data input, conditional formatting and pivot tables. Training will be based on Microsoft Excel 2016, and be given on a PC.

PREREQUISITES:Microsoft Excel FastTrack: Master the Basics or equivalent.
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This course can be applied toward an Award of Achievement in Bookkeeping.

Schedule

1 Sat, 09:00 – 16:00

Date

November 17, 2018

Instructor

M.Massoudi

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93012

Excel FastTrack: Master the Basics
Fall 2018
$289
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Learn real-world Excel applications and features that will immediately boost your productivity, increase your efficiency and get your job done quicker! This one-day hands-on workshop shows you how to turn raw data into meaningful results to be shared with your co-workers by using basic Excel features. Topics include entering and editing data, applying formulas to compute results and validate data, key functions and how to format data in data cells and worksheets. Training will be based on Microsoft Excel 2016, and be given on a PC.
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This course can be applied toward an Award of Achievement in Bookkeeping.

Schedule

1 Sat, 09:00 – 16:00

Date

September 15, 2018

Instructor

M.Massoudi

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93011

Adobe Photoshop Fundamentals
Fall 2018
$415
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Whether you’re a print or web designer, social media marketer, photographer, or beginner, Photoshop can make your images look great. Learn basic Photoshop skills, from image editing, resizing and retouching, to making adjustments and combining images with layers and optimizing for web and print. Topics covered include essential tools and palettes, resizing, cropping and resolution, optimizing file size and graphic quality for print and web; retouching photos; layers, selections & layer masks; working with type and colour; adding text to images and more. Time will be provided to work on personal photos. Basic photography experience is an asset but not required. Note that this course is taught in a PC lab, but is compatible for Mac users.

PREREQUISITES: Good computer skills including file and folder management, and working with file formats and shared network drives and/or Dropbox. Familiarity with a personal computer, mouse, simple keyboard shortcuts and the Windows operating system.

Schedule

6 Wed, 18:30 – 21:30

Start Date

September 19, 2018

End Date

October 24, 2018

Instructor

J. Neufeld

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93019

Adobe InDesign Fundamentals
Fall 2018
$425
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Learn about the many ways professionals use Adobe InDesign to combine text, illustrations and images and create documents optimized for both web and print. Topics covered include essential tools and palettes; InDesign workspace customization; preparing images for print and web documents; leveraging master pages to speed up your work; organizing page elements using layers; creating and manipulating vector art; working with type using style sheets; the use of a column-grid to more consistently lay out your page elements; troubleshooting existing InDesign documents; optimizing file size and graphic quality for print and web; and packaging or exporting your complete documents. Real-world examples will be presented, as well as hands-on exercises with real-time feedback from your instructor. Note that this course is taught in a PC lab, but is compatible for Mac users.

PREREQUISITES: Basic familiarity with the Windows operating system and simple keyboard shortcuts.

Schedule

6 Thu, 18:15 – 21:15

Start Date

October 25, 2018

End Date

November 29, 2018

Instructor

T. Boytinck

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93003

Enhance & Organize your Photos in Adobe Lightroom
Fall 2018
$415
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You know how to shoot photos, but do you know how to organize them and make them look the best they can? This course teaches you how to organize and enhance your photos using Adobe Lightroom. You’ll also learn how to follow a detailed workflow to vastly improve your photo management skills and enhance your digital photographs in creative ways. Topics include importing photos, organizing them through keywords, cropping, correcting colour, contrast and brightness, converting to black and white, sharing your images, and more. Adobe Lightroom is one of the most-used software programs for organizing and enhancing digital photos. It’s simple enough for beginners, but also powerful enough for professionals.

Schedule

7 Thu, 18:00 – 20:30

Start Date

November 01, 2018

End Date

December 13, 2018

Instructor

M. Orozco

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93009

Digital Content Marketing Strategy
Fall 2018
$389
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Have you ever looked at your social media channels and wondered how or what you should post next? If so, whether you’re working in marketing or social media, are an entrepreneur or a manager of a small business, this course is for you! Learn how to create visual, written and other forms of social media content within a consistent strategy. We’ll go beyond theory and get into the practice of actually creating content to be published on your channels. Real-world examples will be presented from successful local brands, as well as hands-on exercises with real-time feedback.

Notes: Newcomers to social media are encouraged to attend the Social Media Fundamentals course prior to enrolling in this course. Access to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts is recommended.
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This course can be applied toward an Award of Achievement in Applied Digital Communications & Social Media.

Schedule

4 Thu, 18:30 – 21:00

Start Date

November 01, 2018

End Date

November 22, 2018

Instructor

F. Lowry & C. Galway

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93022

Get Found Online: Introduction to SEO
Fall 2018
$415
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Ranking on page one of a Google search results page is critical to being found by potential clients and customers. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is one of the primary ways businesses can increase their web traffic, and higher rankings in search results can lead to more sales. But achieving and maintaining high rankings requires a concerted strategy and a variety of tactics, from on-site optimization to off-site marketing campaigns. Geared toward professionals and small businesses, this course gives you a basic understanding of search engine rankings and the fundamentals of SEO, teaches you how to conduct an SEO audit of your site and optimize your content, and demonstrates how to implement marketing strategies like AdWords campaigns and link-building tactics to boost your ranking and visibility. You will have the opportunity to work on real-life examples in a group setting.

PREREQUISITES: Good computer skills are required. Some experience with basic website administration or marketing is an asset.
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This course can be applied toward an Award of Achievement in Applied Digital Communications & Social Media.

Schedule

5 Mon, 18:15 – 21:15

Start Date

September 24, 2018

End Date

October 29, 2018

Instructor

L. Manfield

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93016

Notes

No class Oct 8

Get Started with Social Video
Fall 2018
$389
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Video provides an unparalleled way to build and connect with your audience online. In this course, you cover key aspects of social video, including determining the target audience (and what platform to use to reach them); using best practices to create engaging videos; how to integrate video into your marketing strategy, and how to optimize them for views and engagement using tagging, SEO, thumbnail creation and more. You’ll also discover how you can use online video and social media together to build awareness for your personal or company brand.

PREREQUISITES: Good computer and mobile device skills. Social Media Fundamentals or similar knowledge and expertise. Accounts on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube (and a smartphone or tablet with said apps installed).
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This course can be applied toward an Award of Achievement in Applied Digital Communications & Social Media.

Schedule

2 Sat, 09:30 – 16:00

Start Date

November 17, 2018

End Date

November 24, 2018

Instructor

T. Jutras

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93001

Build Your Own Website or Blog with WordPress
Fall 2018
$415
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Learn the basics of creating a website with WordPress. Discover how to install WordPress to create and edit your website pages, including adding images and text. Explore both free and premium WordPress themes to change the appearance of your website. Learn how to extend WordPress to suit your needs with a variety of helpful plug-ins. Basic concepts of e-commerce and Google (SEO) will also be discussed. The course is perfect for any small business or individual looking to get a quick start with their website or blog. Taught in a PC lab but is compatible for Mac users.

PREREQUISITES: Good computer and file management skills.
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This course can be applied toward an Award of Achievement in Applied Digital Communications & Social Media.

Schedule

5 Wed, 18:30 – 21:30

Start Date

November 07, 2018

End Date

December 05, 2018

Instructor

J. Neufeld

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93020

How to Create Instagram Content and Build Your Online Community
Spring 2018
$75
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Discover how to increase awareness of your small business with Instagram. In this two-hour, hands-on workshop, Cap U instructor Emily Leung shows you step by step how to target, attract and keep followers using Instagram best practices.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Learn how to set up your small business’ brand on Instagram
  • Create content that attracts followers
  • Discover tricks for creating amazing Instagram photos – every time.
  • Test, measure and evaluate an Instagram campaign
  • Develop an actionable content plan for your Instagram account to implement right away

This workshop is ideal for anyone who wants to explore Instagram as part of an overall marketing strategy, and is relevant to beginner and intermediate Instagram users.

Participants should download and register for the following free apps prior to the workshop: Instagram, Planoly and Snapseed.

Bring your smart phone device and be prepared for hands-on practice!

This workshop is part of our Small Business Series in collaboration with the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce.

About our Instructor:

This small business workshop is led by our instructor Emily Leung. Emily is a digital marketer with 10 years of experience working with agencies, consumer packaged goods, sports, and health and wellness companies. She is passionate about using digital tools to help brands create memorable and impactful experiences with their customers. She teaches social media and content strategy as part of CapU’s Continuing Studies program. Read More

Schedule

1 Wed, 08:00 – 10:00

Date

April 18, 2018

Instructor

E. Leung

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91064

Location

2121 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

Introduction to Web Analytics
Fall 2018
$389
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Powerful free tools such as Google Analytics have made website visitor statistics available, and this course lets you understand what the metrics are saying. Figure out how many people are visiting your website, how they found it, and more. You also learn what to do with that information to help refine your website and online promotional efforts. You will have the opportunity to work on real-life examples using Google Analytics in a group setting. Geared towards professionals and small businesses.

PREREQUISITES: Good computer skills and a Google account are required. Some experience with basic website administration is an asset.

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This course can be applied toward an Award of Achievement in Applied Digital Communications & Social Media.

Schedule

2 Sat, 09:30 – 16:00

Start Date

October 27, 2018

End Date

November 03, 2018

Instructor

T. Jutras

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93002

Social Media Fundamentals
Fall 2018
$369
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Gain an in-depth understanding of the social media landscape, how it integrates with offline business, and how to develop your own social media plan and strategy. Explore how the best social media brands run, and what you can learn from them for your own business. Participate in weekly hands-on workshops with social media strategist, Tristan Jutras, who has over 20 years of experience, working with both local startups and global brands.

Notes: No social media experience is required, but some knowledge is an asset, and access to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts is recommended.
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This course can be applied toward an Award of Achievement in Applied Digital Communications & Social Media.

Schedule

4 Tue, 18:30 – 21:00

Start Date

October 16, 2018

End Date

November 06, 2018

Instructor

T. Jutras

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93023

Intro to Web Development: HTML-CSS Fundamentals
Fall 2018
$369
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Calling all aspiring web developers, small-business owners, communications professionals and website administrators! In today’s world there’s no question that even a little knowledge of how websites work can make a big difference in your career. Discover how to create a basic website using HTML and CSS (“the language of the web”), gain a foundational understanding of how websites work and of how you can make tweaks to your own website and edit websites created with tools like WordPress or Dreamweaver. After this course, you will be able to hand-code a basic website, including changing colours, fonts, creating/updating hyperlinks, adding forms and integrating social media, and communicate effectively with professional web developers.

Note: Please bring your own laptop (Mac or PC) to class.
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This course can be applied toward an Award of Achievement in Applied Digital Communications & Social Media.

Schedule

4 Tue, 18:30 – 21:30

Start Date

October 23, 2018

End Date

November 13, 2018

Instructor

J. Neufeld

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93021

Spanish for Travellers
Fall 2018
$289
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Get ready for that trip to a Spanish-speaking country with this introduction to Spanish language and culture. You learn the essentials: pronunciation, useful expressions, and vocabulary to communicate in basic Spanish, while gaining perspective on Latin American and Spanish cultures. Expect lots of opportunity to practise speaking and listening with classmates and your instructor. Interactive and practical learning activities are the focus of this short, engaging course.

Schedule

4 Sat, 09:30 – 11:30

Start Date

October 13, 2018

End Date

November 03, 2018

Instructor

B. Paniagua

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93024

Spanish Beginner: Level 2
Fall 2018
$369
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If you can ask and answer simple questions about yourself, your interests and your work, Spanish Beginner 2 is the ideal choice to strengthen your Spanish by refining your pronunciation and intonation. This immersive course focuses on oral communication skills and uses meaningful scenarios to increase your vocabulary and your bank of expressions so that you can communicate in everyday situations involving travel, food, shopping, family and business.

REQUIRED TEXT: Practical Spanish Grammar, available at the University bookstore

Schedule

10 Wed, 18:15 – 20:15

Start Date

September 26, 2018

End Date

December 05, 2018

Instructor

A. Arreaga

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93026

Notes

No class Oct 31

Spanish Beginner: Level 1
Fall 2018
$369
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This introductory course lets you develop the skills necessary to read, understand, and speak sufficient Spanish to engage in everyday activities. Learn to communicate in basic present-tense Spanish, as you familiarize yourself with the grammar and vocabulary of activities such as ordering meals in restaurants, booking hotels, and more. Participate in pronunciation, repetition, dialogue, and grammar exercises, supplemented with a textbook and some homework. New and returning students are welcome.

REQUIRED TEXT: Practical Spanish Grammar, available at the University bookstore

Schedule

10 Tue, 18:15 – 20:15

Start Date

September 25, 2018

End Date

November 27, 2018

Instructor

A. Arreaga

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93027

Freelance Writing in the Digital Age
Fall 2018
$395
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Do you have an idea for a story you want to see published? Is there something—or someone—that you think would make an incredible story? Would you like to get paid to write that story? This course takes you step by step through the process of getting a story published—be it online or offline. From finding an idea to pitching an editor to writing the story, this course covers the essential journalism skills, including interviewing, researching, and writing effective headlines and ledes to help you get started on your writing dreams. Along with in-class lectures and assignments, you will be encouraged to write a piece with the intention of publication.

Schedule

5 Wed, 18:15 – 21:15

Start Date

October 03, 2018

End Date

November 07, 2018

Instructor

S. Conner

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93004

Notes

No class Oct 31

Wordwork: Creative Writing Craft & Workshop
Fall 2018
$389
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Just as carpenters craft wood, you will use writing tools and techniques to craft words. This open-genre course is for beginner to intermediate writers who want to tinker with words in a lively and supportive environment. Through lectures, discussions, exercises, and assignments, you tighten your nut n’ bolts writing skills (dialogue, point-of-view, and revision) as well as hone your literary skills (style, characterization, and theme). You leave the workshop with a portfolio of short pieces that have run through the process of peer feedback.

Schedule

6 Sat, 09:30 – 12:30

Start Date

October 13, 2018

End Date

November 24, 2018

Instructor

R. Fernandez

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93006

Notes

No class Nov 10

Life Drawing
Fall 2018
$469
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Life drawing is a foundation skill needed for all types of visual arts, particularly animation. Using gesture drawing from a live model, you learn the basic principles of observational skills, and develop your understanding of volume, form and line. Work on your portfolio and improve your drawing skills under the guidance of an expert instructor.

Note: Bring a 2b pencil and 50 sheets of white copy paper or a sketchbook of at least 11″ × 14″ to the first class. Price includes the weekly model fee.

Schedule

8 Thu, 18:00 – 21:00

Start Date

October 11, 2018

End Date

November 29, 2018

Instructor

M. Ghoreishi

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93007

Principles of Drawing & Painting
Fall 2018
$439
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In this introductory course, you learn how to develop your skills in both drawing and painting. Build your portfolio as you learn basic compositional solutions as well as how to handle a variety of media (pencil, charcoal, pastel, acrylics and ink). You will come away with a better understanding of media and how to apply them on different surfaces.

Note: Please note this course is mostly B/W drawing and painting media, with some introductory use of color. Course fee includes supplies.

Schedule

7 Wed, 18:15 – 21:15

Start Date

October 17, 2018

End Date

December 05, 2018

Instructor

A. McDermott

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93025

Notes

No class Oct 31

Digital Photography in a Snap
Fall 2018
$215
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You’ll be amazed at how one day can make a world of difference to your photography. In this introductory course, you learn the features, controls and settings on your digital camera, and how to navigate the different menus. Then you get to test your new camera knowledge, and experiment with the concepts you’ve learned under the guidance of a professional photographer and expert teacher. Don’t forget to bring your digital camera to class.

Schedule

1 Sat, 09:30 – 13:30

Date

September 22, 2018

Instructor

M. Orozco

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93008

Introduction to Digital Photography
Fall 2018
$389
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In this hands-on course, you learn what all those controls, buttons, and menus are for, when to use them, and how to get your pictures from your camera onto your computer or the web. Take a hands-on tour of your camera’s features, learning technical terms and photographic concepts as you go. Practise shooting techniques and learn how to edit, print, email and archive images. There is one off-campus shooting session. Please bring your digital camera to class. Access to a computer is advisable.

Schedule

4 Sat, 09:30 – 12:30

Start Date

September 29, 2018

End Date

October 27, 2018

Instructor

M. Orozco

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93010

Notes

No class Oct 6

From Photo to Fine Art: Hands-On Photo Alteration, Painting and Photo Transfer
Fall 2018
$225
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Liberate those photos stored on your computer, cell phone or in a dusty box! Discover how to transform inkjet, digital and commercially processed photos into lush, hand-painted artworks using mixed media, pastels, acrylic and water colour paints. Learn techniques to print, colour, distress, and alter photos, so they possess the magical qualities of both photo and fine art. Bring your own photos or use those provided.

Note: A wide range of supplies and fine art papers are included in the $40 (+GST) supply fee to be paid to the instructor at the first class.

Schedule

1 Sat & 1 Sun, 10:00 – 16:30

Start Date

December 01, 2018

End Date

December 02, 2018

Instructor

S. Bartlett

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93005

Capilano University Festival Chorus
Fall 2018
$195
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Repertoire is Vivaldi’s Magnificat, RV610 and Handel’s Dixit Dominus as well as works by Monteverdi and Gabrieli. Capilano University Festival Chorus, conducted by Lars Kaario, is joined by Capilano University Singers, soloists and professional orchestra.

REHEARSALS:
12 Wednesdays, beginning Sep 12, 7-10 pm in LB322

DRESS REHEARSAL:
Fri, Nov 30, 6:30-10:30 pm

PERFORMANCES:
Sat, Dec 1 at 8 pm and Sun, Dec 2 at 3 pm in the BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts at Capilano University.

NOTE: If you have sung with Festival Chorus within the past two years, you may register now. If you have not sung with the choir in the last two years, or are a new singer, please contact Lars Kaario at lkaario@capilanou.ca prior to registering.

Schedule

12 Wed, 19:00 – 22:00

Start Date

September 12, 2018

End Date

December 02, 2018

Instructor

L. Kaario

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93018

Motion Picture Industry Orientation (August 18-19)
Summer 2018
$175
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This comprehensive two-day course stresses foundational must-know information of the workings on any fast-paced film set and is required by all film unions and guilds in BC.

The motion picture industry has high expectations of crew members, their knowledge and expertise, in order to “get the shot and make the day.” Course topics include current filming information, growth and trends in the industry, its collaborative nature, demands and challenges facing production crew, job descriptions, on-set language, location respect, reading and understanding a call sheet, and on-set safety considerations and protocols for stunts and special effects. This immediately practical information could save you on your first week of work.

There will be a short test on day two of the course which you will need to pass in order to receive your Motion Picture Industry Orientation certificate.

Note: Course manual is included in the course fee.

Schedule

1 Sat (10:00 – 16:00) & 1 Sun (10:00 – 15:00)

Start Date

August 18, 2018

End Date

August 19, 2018

Instructor

J. Penhall

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92064

Motion Picture Industry Orientation (July 21-22)
Summer 2018
$175
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This comprehensive two-day course stresses foundational must-know information of the workings on any fast-paced film set and is required by all film unions and guilds in BC.

The motion picture industry has high expectations of crew members, their knowledge and expertise, in order to “get the shot and make the day.” Course topics include current filming information, growth and trends in the industry, its collaborative nature, demands and challenges facing production crew, job descriptions, on-set language, location respect, reading and understanding a call sheet, and on-set safety considerations and protocols for stunts and special effects. This immediately practical information could save you on your first week of work.

There will be a short test on day two of the course which you will need to pass in order to receive your Motion Picture Industry Orientation certificate.

Note: Course manual is included in the course fee.

Schedule

1 Sat (10:00 – 16:00) & 1 Sun (10:00 – 15:00)

Start Date

July 21, 2018

End Date

July 22, 2018

Instructor

J. Quastel

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92063

Motion Picture Industry Orientation (June 16-17)
Summer 2018
$175
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This comprehensive two-day course stresses foundational must-know information of the workings on any fast-paced film set and is required by all film unions and guilds in BC.

The motion picture industry has high expectations of crew members, their knowledge and expertise, in order to “get the shot and make the day.” Course topics include current filming information, growth and trends in the industry, its collaborative nature, demands and challenges facing production crew, job descriptions, on-set language, location respect, reading and understanding a call sheet, and on-set safety considerations and protocols for stunts and special effects. This immediately practical information could save you on your first week of work.

There will be a short test on day two of the course which you will need to pass in order to receive your Motion Picture Industry Orientation certificate.

Note: Course manual is included in the course fee.

Schedule

1 Sat (10:00 – 16:00) & 1 Sun (10:00 – 15:00)

Start Date

June 16, 2018

End Date

June 17, 2018

Instructor

J. Penhall

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92062

Digital Media & Innovation (DMI) Boot Camp [Ages 12-17]
Summer 2018
$1,595
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HIGH TECH MEETS HIGHER LEARNING

The CapU Digital Media & Innovation Boot Camp focuses on developing creative and innovative young people by nurturing their curiosity, imagination, and collaborative skills. We do this through real-world projects, which tap into the students’ innate creativity and intrinsic motivation by allowing them to create their own unique projects and learning plans within their chosen stream, all under the skilled guidance of our experienced instructors.

Through this process, students learn technical digital media and design skills, while exploring valuable tools for project management, innovation, teamwork, and problem-solving to help them choose and succeed on their career path. Guest speakers from the creative industry and relevant field trips further inspire campers to see where their talents could take them.

HOW DOES THE BOOT CAMP WORK?

You and your team work on a project within your chosen stream. You integrate your knowledge of media design and technology to create video games, animations, short films, audio recordings, special effects, digital art and designs, and more! Our experienced teachers guide you as you build your learning and project plan, and work through the learning tools and creative process. On the last day of camp, you showcase your project during a show- and-tell party for family and friends.

You may choose between six streams. Please indicate the stream you’d like to join when you register for the camp. Each stream covers different aspects of digital media technology:

Stream 1: Game Design & Virtual Reality

Design your own video game with Vive Virtual Reality and Unreal Engine. Learn and use basic coding, physics and game design theory, and take home your own game executable.

Stream 2: 3D Modelling, Printing & Design
Calling all creators, makers, and innovators of the future: Experiment with character modelling using Mudbox and create a Marvel character. Then, print your creation on our 3D printers, and finish it off with airbrush painting before you get to take it home.

Stream 3: Sound Recording and Mixing
Experiment with voice recording, sound principles and mixing, and create your own sound production files or remix for music, games or films, ready to take home.

Stream 4: Photography

Master camera use, composition lighting and different styles of photography. Then, learn how to use Photoshop and digital editing and printing techniques for great results. Take home 5 high-quality prints for your portfolio.

Stream 5: Film and Visual Effects

Future filmmaker? Get a real feel for what it takes as you move through the film making process of pre-production (script writing, storyboarding, shot lists), production (camera and lighting use, shot types, make-up, green screen and sound), and post-production (editing and visual effects). Take home all your video project files.

Stream 6: Graphic Design and Digital Art

Do you love to draw, design and create? Learn and perfect your skills with design principles, concepts and processes using tools from the Adobe Creative Suite such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Then, take home a T-shirt and a full colour high quality printout or poster for your designs.

WHO IS THIS FOR?

Campers must be highly motivated and self-directed with a strong interest in art, design, and digital media.

PROFESSIONAL EQUIPMENT GIVES YOU THE EDGE

You will be able to bring any idea to life with professional software and equipment, including Valve’s Vive virtual reality development kits, the latest Adobe CC Master and Autodesk suites, as well as 3D and 2D printers, video and photography cameras, and a studio outfitted with lights, a green screen and sound recording equipment.

WHY CHOOSE THE CAP U DIGITAL MEDIA & INNOVATION BOOT CAMP?

  • Hands-on experience with latest digital technology ensures your skill-sets are up-to-date and in demand.
  • Emphasis on creativity and problem-solving means you don’t just learn to use tools, you learn to harness ideas and turn them into reality.
  • Inquiry-based, self-directed learning format puts you in charge of your ideas.
  • Group learning environment develops confidence, communication and collaborative skills, not to mention new friends!
  • Relevant, real-world curriculum combined with a focus on creative aptitude and problem-solving skills prepares you for college and university programs. Or to become a super-villain, if university isn’t part of your plans.
  • Field trips give you first-hand exposure to real-world industry leaders and world-class facilities such as the Bosa Centre for Film and Animation.
  • Exceptional teaching, expertise and experience. The CapU DMI Boot Camp is led by experienced and passionate teachers – one of them who’s won the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence.

TUITION INCLUDES:

  • Opportunity to take work home on your personal Dropbox or Google Drive
  • Personalized feedback
  • Field trips and guest speakers
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Materials and supplies
  • CapU Digital Media & Innovation Camp T-shirt
  • High student-to-staff ratios
  • Last day of camp show-and-tell party
Schedule

Mon – Fri, 08:30 – 15:30

Start Date

August 07, 2018

End Date

August 17, 2018

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92055

Location

Argyle Secondary School (1131 Frederick Rd, North Vancouver)

The Lunch Zone (Jul 3-6)
Summer 2018
$24
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If your camper (aged 6 – 12) is registered in two half-day camps (one running in the morning, one running in the afternoon) during the same week we can, for a registration fee of $30, take care of lunchtime supervision, which means you don’t have to worry about coming to the campus during lunch hour.
NOTE: Campers must bring their own bag lunch. Registration in the Lunch Zone is a full week commitment. If your camper is registered in a day-long camp (not two separate camps), lunch supervision is already included in the registration fee.

Schedule

Tue – Fri, 12:00 – 12:45

Start Date

July 03, 2018

End Date

July 06, 2018

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92056

The Lunch Zone (Jul 16-20)
Summer 2018
$30
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If your camper (aged 6 – 12) is registered in two half-day camps (one running in the morning, one running in the afternoon) during the same week we can, for a registration fee of $30, take care of lunchtime supervision, which means you don’t have to worry about coming to the campus during lunch hour.
NOTE: Campers must bring their own bag lunch. Registration in the Lunch Zone is a full week commitment. If your camper is registered in a day-long camp (not two separate camps), lunch supervision is already included in the registration fee.

Schedule

Mon – Fri, 12:00 – 12:45

Start Date

July 16, 2018

End Date

July 20, 2018

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92058

The Lunch Zone (Jul 23-27)
Summer 2018
$30
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If your camper (aged 6 – 12) is registered in two half-day camps (one running in the morning, one running in the afternoon) during the same week we can, for a registration fee of $30, take care of lunchtime supervision, which means you don’t have to worry about coming to the campus during lunch hour.
NOTE: Campers must bring their own bag lunch. Registration in the Lunch Zone is a full week commitment. If your camper is registered in a day-long camp (not two separate camps), lunch supervision is already included in the registration fee.

Schedule

Mon – Fri, 12:00 – 12:45

Start Date

July 23, 2018

End Date

July 27, 2018

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92059

The Lunch Zone (Jul 30-Aug 3)
Summer 2018
$30
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If your camper (aged 6 – 12) is registered in two half-day camps (one running in the morning, one running in the afternoon) during the same week we can, for a registration fee of $30, take care of lunchtime supervision, which means you don’t have to worry about coming to the campus during lunch hour.
NOTE: Campers must bring their own bag lunch. Registration in the Lunch Zone is a full week commitment. If your camper is registered in a day-long camp (not two separate camps), lunch supervision is already included in the registration fee.

Schedule

Mon – Fri, 12:00 – 12:45

Start Date

July 30, 2018

End Date

August 03, 2018

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92060

Teen Filmmakers (Ages 13+)
Summer 2018
$425
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Put yourself live and on location in the director’s chair and create a film! You and your crew use GoPro action cameras, 1080 HD digital cameras, boom mikes and the latest digital 360° VR equipment and hardware to film and edit your next blockbuster. You also create storyboards, scout locations, and act in your movie. There will also be opportunities to experiment with 360° VR filmmaking and Google cardboard glasses. But you’re not done yet: you also learn how to advertise and market your film. At the end of camp, you will get a DVD of your film and will have a chance to premiere it at The Reel Fun Film Festival. All experience levels are welcome and are sure to be challenged!

Schedule

Mon -Fri, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 16, 2018

End Date

July 20, 2018

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92035

Capturing the Moment: Photography for the Teen Eye (Ages 13+)
Summer 2018
$395
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Have you ever wondered how to take amazing photographs? Learn how to capture the moment and elevate your photographic vision. Explore composition, lighting techniques, lenses, and examine famous photographers’ work. Shutter speeds, aperture and ISO are covered, as well as how to incorporate elements of art to create striking images. Each day includes photo challenges and shoots, touching upon different types of photography ranging from available light portraiture to studio photography, street photography, photojournalism and fine art. Also, to ensure you get to practise photography in a wide range of conditions, this camp includes field trips. At camp end, you leave with a matted photographic print and a slideshow. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

Schedule

Mon -Fri, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 30, 2018

End Date

August 03, 2018

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92043

Teen Technology Lab (Ages 13+)
Summer 2018
$449
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Sometimes the best way to understand how something works is to hack it! This week is all about opening up the technology that powers today’s world and understanding how it works. Cell phones, laptops, tablets, computers, and drones—you’ll open them up and see how they work. Bring your ideas and questions to help get your own hacker project off the ground. Whether your interests are in installing Linux on a computer, configuring a router, working with hardware design and Arduino boards to create a time-lapse camera or in just tinkering with 3D animation and game design, you’ll learn how to use the design process to scope your project and get started.

Schedule

Mon -Fri, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 30, 2018

End Date

August 03, 2018

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92054

Horror Writing: Tales from the Dark Side (Ages 13+)
Summer 2018
$249
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Gothic fantasy, zombie apocalypse, and alien abduction. In this camp, the focus is on the thrills and chills of speculative fiction. Twisting reality, you’ll add a dark touch to multiple literary genres with fairy tales gone horribly wrong, frightful science experiments in secret labs, and things that go bump in the night. Author Danika Dinsmore provides insights, exercises and projects as she leads you through a blood-curdling journey of reading, writing, and lively discussion. The end result is an anthology* of short work by the students.

*NOTE TO PARENTS AND STUDENTS: The final draft of each anthology story will be due one week after the course ends. Please make sure your schedule allows time to complete this work.

Schedule

Mon – Fri, 12:45 – 15:45

Start Date

July 09, 2018

End Date

July 13, 2018

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92038

Space Camp: Let’s Go to the Moon! (Ages 6 – 9)
Summer 2018
$229
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Hop onboard and learn what it takes to be an astronaut! Find out what an astronaut needs to eat in space, and bring home your very own space snack. Make constellation cups to assist you when studying the stars (this will help give you an idea of just how big the solar system really is, too). You also get to create a planet, learn how humans made it to the moon, and discover what scientists were studying before humanity conquered space. And, of course, you’ll get a chance to launch different kinds of rockets into space.

Schedule

Mon – Fri, 12:45 – 15:45

Start Date

July 23, 2018

End Date

July 27, 2018

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92033

LEGO Advanced Robotics: FLL Simulation Camp (Ages 10-16)
Summer 2018
$395
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Get a taste of what it’s like to compete in a FIRST LEGO League (FLL) robotics competition. FLL is an international competition organized by FIRST for elementary and middle school students. The highlight of the competition is the robotics game challenge! In this camp, you learn programming basics with LEGO Mindstorms as well as tips and tricks for building a competition robot. You then work with a partner to build and program a robot that will complete a variety of challenges for points on FLL game boards from past competitions. This camp is best suited for those who have taken an intermediate or advanced camp, or have experience using the LEGO Mindstorms robotics system.

Schedule

Mon -Fri, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 23, 2018

End Date

July 27, 2018

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92041

Web Design and Development (Ages 11 – 14)
Summer 2018
$449
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Today’s websites are dynamic, data-driven software applications that pull content from multiple internet services to deliver end users with up-to-date information. The technologies you choose to power your site are known as your “tech stack”. Understanding what technologies are available and how to integrate them is akin to planning a home renovation project. What approach makes sense, DIY, or off the shelf? In this camp, you analyze the tech stack used by several popular sites, understand how to access these technologies and then dive into JavaScript, RESTful APIs and cloud services to access data streams, machine learning and computer vision!

NOTE: Previous experience with programming is an asset but not required. There will be plenty of typing in this camp so brush up on your keyboarding skills.

Schedule

Mon -Fri, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 23, 2018

End Date

July 27, 2018

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92053

Web Design & UX (Ages 11-14)
Summer 2018
$449
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The tools to create web pages are so easy to use that there are millions of websites created each year. To be a successful designer you need your website to stand out and give visitors a user experience (UX) that keeps them coming back. Learn the UX design process through analysis and user-centric thinking. Discover how to create wireframes and write user stories to design a responsive website. Use the latest digital tools along with WordPress to integrate social media channels, images and videos into your very own website. By week’s end, you will have gained the knowledge and confidence to build websites for your school club, sports team or awesome startup idea!

Schedule

Mon -Fri, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 16, 2018

End Date

July 20, 2018

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92051

Hardware Design Lab (Ages 11-14)
Summer 2018
$449
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Do you like to solve problems by making and breaking things? Are you fascinated not only with programming but computer hardware as well? If so, this camp is for you. Low-cost microcomputers like the Raspberry Pi and microcontrollers like Arduino give makers a quick, affordable way to build cool hardware. This camp brings circuits, switches, sensors and software together so you can make fun and functional hardware devices. You also get to solder and program in C and C# to build video game controllers and experiment with various types of hardware.

NOTE: Previous programming experience is an asset but not a requirement. There will be plenty of typing in this camp so brush up on your keyboarding skills!

Schedule

Mon -Fri, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 09, 2018

End Date

July 13, 2018

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92049

Creativity & Graphic Design (Ages 9-12)
Summer 2018
$395
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This camp is for everyone who is interested in art and design (be it digital or print), drawing and storytelling. Posters, logos, and digital art are just a few of the graphic design areas you will explore, while having fun learning how to give form to your ideas using the Adobe Creative Suite. Discover how the design process works through individual and team-based projects as you come up with cool designs for your own personalized T-shirt, a cereal box, a magazine, a book/CD cover, or poster.

Schedule

Mon -Fri, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 30, 2018

End Date

August 03, 2018

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92042

Fashion Design Goes Digital (Ages 8-12)
Summer 2018
$449
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This fun and creative camp focuses on harnessing the creativity and inventiveness of fashion design and unleashing it into the digital realm. Fashion is an ideal entry point into digital creativity because it fuses artistic and technical concepts like few other areas can. You get to experiment with paper and fabric to create 2D sketches and mock up your ideas, and then use digital tools to edit images, letting you explore color and patterns. In addition, you use cloth simulation tools to see how your patterns work on virtual models! Then, you combine the fashion concepts of body ratio, radius and circumference with the material science of fabric stretch, stiffness and shear, to create an amazing finished product.

Schedule

Mon -Fri, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 23, 2018

End Date

July 27, 2018

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92052

Video Game Design: Life Sciences (Ages 11-14)
Summer 2018
$369
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Explore cutting-edge techniques that researchers in the life sciences are developing to cure disease and save lives, such as bacteriophage, genomics, and epigenetics. You get to demonstrate your understanding of these developments by creating cellular-themed video games! Using Unity3D, the leading platform for game makers across the world, you learn about the design process and computational thinking. And, so you don’t sit around in your genes all day staring at a screen, there will be loads of opportunities to go outside to design physical games.

Schedule

Tue – Fri, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 03, 2018

End Date

July 06, 2018

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92048

Video Game Design: Life Sciences (Ages 8-10)
Summer 2018
$369
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Genomics, bacteriophage and epigenetics are cutting-edge techniques researchers are developing to cure disease and save lives. In this camp, you explore these exciting developments in the field of life sciences and demonstrate your understanding by making cellular-themed video games! Become a game designer for one week and learn the core skills of the design process and computational thinking using Unity3D, the world-leading platform for game makers worldwide. You also design board games and run experiments to test out your theories. And, so you don’t feel like you’re trapped in a cell all day, there will be plenty of opportunity to head outside to design physical games that incorporate the beautiful Cap U campus.

Schedule

Tue – Fri, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 03, 2018

End Date

July 06, 2018

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92047

Video Game Design: Agriculture (Ages 8-10)
Summer 2018
$449
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Farming has come a long way since Old MacDonald. No longer is it just about cows and pigs with moo moos here and oink oinks there. Robotics, genomics, artificial intelligence, sensors, and more, are increasingly playing a role in agriculture. And now, thanks to this camp, you can too! Create a farm-themed video game using Unity3D, the world-leading platform for game makers. In addition to finding out about the fascinating science behind modern day farming, you learn the core skills of the design process and computational thinking. And, since real farmers spend a lot of time outside, you won’t be on screens all day. There will be lots of opportunity to head outside to design physical games that incorporate the beautiful Cap U campus. You’ll get to grow your own crops, too!

Schedule

Mon -Fri, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 09, 2018

End Date

July 13, 2018

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92046

Adventures in Drama (Ages 8-12)
Summer 2018
$395
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Do you love pretending to be someone else, dressing up in costumes, and making up funny voices? Are you curious about drama? Come explore the exciting world of plays, theatre games, character creation and improv, in this popular and fun-filled drama camp. Drama builds confidence, communication, collaboration and creative problem-solving skills. It is also a great way to practise improvisation and thinking quickly on your feet. Your child will get to audition for a short play, learn lines, and put together a costume. At the end of the camp, there is a performance for friends and family!

Schedule

Mon -Fri, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 09, 2018

End Date

July 13, 2018

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92045

Create Your Own Animated Film (Ages 6-9)
Summer 2018
$425
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Unfold your imagination as you use clay, drawings, LEGO, Polly Pockets, Shopkins, or even your own action figures, to create your own stop motion animation film! Under the guidance of experienced instructors and filmmakers, you and your crew work together on storyboards, scripts and more. Then, the filming begins! Using video cameras and Apple laptops (we supply them), you add sound effects, titles, voices and music, culminating in your own high-energy action film, gut-busting comedy or inspiring drama (it’s up to you what you create!). On the last day, you showcase your movie for family and friends, and then get to take it home!

Schedule

Mon -Fri, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 30, 2018

End Date

August 03, 2018

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92034

“…and the Oscar Goes to… You!” – Aspiring Filmmakers (Ages 9-12)
Summer 2018
$340
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Put yourself live and on location in the director’s chair and create a film! You and your crew use 1080 HD digital cameras, boom mikes and the latest equipment and hardware to film and edit your next blockbuster. You also get to storyboard, scout locations and act in your film. On top of all that, you will also have the opportunity to experiment with 360° VR filmmaking and Google cardboard glasses. How to market and advertise your film is also covered. At the end of camp, you get a DVD of your film and will have a chance to premiere it at The Reel Fun Film Festival with family and friends. New and returning filmmakers welcome!

Schedule

Tue – Fri, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 03, 2018

End Date

July 06, 2018

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92036

Lights, Camera, Action! Junior Filmmakers (Ages 7-9)
Summer 2018
$425
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Use 1080 HD cameras, boom mikes and the latest equipment and hardware to film and edit your next blockbuster! Working in a small group, you create a storyboard, scout locations, film, edit and act in your own movie. You will also experiment with 360° VR filmmaking and Google cardboard glasses. Each group will also design web pages, posters and trailers to promote their upcoming movies. Family and friends get to enjoy a red carpet film festival on Friday, and you will receive a chaptered USB key with your film on it.

Schedule

Mon -Fri, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 09, 2018

End Date

July 13, 2018

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92037

The Coding Lab (Ages 8-10)
Summer 2018
$449
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The world is built on coding concepts: the idea that smaller, single-purpose functions join together to create complex systems. (Bricks become buildings. Buildings become factories. Factories produce wings. Wings make flight possible. That sort of thing.) The Scratch programming language is a great tool to help you understand how software systems are created from simple functional blocks. Join us and learn how to use the design process and data flows to create interactive games in Scratch! You will also use analog and digital tools as part of your process, including designing games on paper. There will also be plenty of opportunity to get fresh air, just to get a break from the screens once in a while. Remember to pack your lunch and healthy brain snacks!

Schedule

Mon -Fri, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 16, 2018

End Date

July 20, 2018

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92050

LEGO Robotics & Programming: Intermediate & Advanced (Ages 10-14)
Summer 2018
$269
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Use the amazing LEGO EV3 and LEGO Mindstorms systems to learn how to build a robot that can navigate a maze, sense its environment, grab objects, play music, and even battle other robots! Make your robotic creation come to life by learning how to program with Mindstorms graphic software or by using C-based code. This camp is designed with collaboration in mind, so you can work with a partner on your projects.

Schedule

Mon – Fri, 12:45 – 15:45

Start Date

July 16, 2018

End Date

July 20, 2018

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92040

LEGO Motorized Machines: Beginners & Intermediate (Ages 8-12)
Summer 2018
$269
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How does a helicopter work? A windmill? A crane? Use a variety of specialized LEGO Dacta and education kits to build all kinds of cool machines that use gears, pulleys, levers, belts, and even pneumatic pumps and pistons. Many of the machines will be powered with LEGO motors, and some can even be connected to a computer and programmed to work. Intermediate students will build more complex machines and motorized mechanisms, including a dragster, a working grandfather clock, robotic animals, a power-generating wind turbine, a Ferris wheel, and a pneumatic claw. This camp also includes an introduction to LEGO Mindstorms robotics system.

Schedule

Mon – Fri, 09:00 – 12:00

Start Date

July 16, 2018

End Date

July 20, 2018

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92039

Fun with Photography (Ages 9-12)
Summer 2018
$269
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Would you like to make your photographs more captivating? Learn how to take stunning photos using special techniques while having fun with perspective, lighting, and photo challenges. You also get to develop your photographic eye by getting outside and observing the world around you. Each day will feature challenges and hands-on learning. At the end of the class, you get to bring home a matted photographic print, as well as share your work with family and friends with an exciting slideshow. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

Schedule

Mon – Fri, 12:45 – 15:45

Start Date

July 16, 2018

End Date

July 20, 2018

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92044

Inventor’s Lab (Ages 9 – 12)
Summer 2018
$229
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This is a fabulous opportunity for you to become an inventor! Build a circuit system that lights up, then sets off an alarm, and even takes flight. Make your own simple robot to clean a surface, and learn about static electricity and create your own electroscope. Discover how you can use renewable sources of energy and make your own creation that is solar powered. You also get to investigate chemical reactions that cause things to glow, turn to slime, and even change temperature. At camp’s end, you take home solar beads, an electroscope, stomp rocket and more!

Schedule

Mon – Fri, 09:00 – 12:00

Start Date

July 30, 2018

End Date

August 03, 2018

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92030

Robotics & Engineering (Ages 9-12)
Summer 2018
$229
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Become an engineer and make your own robot! Learn the basics of computer coding, experiment with robots of different shapes, sizes and levels of complexity, create 3D pictures using a printer pen, and learn what it takes to make a robot perform specific actions. There is also a week-long project so that you can build your own hydraulic arm. At the end of this fun-filled and creative camp, you’ll be having robot races with your friends. You also get to take home your own colour bot and robot arm (don’t worry, you get to keep your human arm. We’re not asking you to become a cyborg). No coding or robotics experience necessary!

Schedule

Mon – Fri, 12:45 – 15:45

Start Date

July 30, 2018

End Date

August 03, 2018

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92031

Icky Sticky Science (Ages 6-9)
Summer 2018
$229
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Prepare to get messy! For one week, you get to be an official grossologist and perform the ooiest, gooiest experiments around, and learn why things that are gross are actually interesting to scientists. Become a scatologist and dissect an owl pellet; make your own Play-Doh; discover what happens when you mix acids and bases together; learn how to make bubbles stinky; make your own goo worms (and look at real ones as well), and much more!

Schedule

Mon – Fri, 12:45 – 15:45

Start Date

July 16, 2018

End Date

July 20, 2018

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92029

Planet Protectors (Ages 6-9)
Summer 2018
$229
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Explore what makes our planet so amazing and unique, and what we can do to keep it that way. Starting in the atmosphere and working down to the soil, this camp uncovers plenty of exciting secrets about planet Earth. Discover the many ways the sun’s energy can be used; the different types of alternative energy there are; why the water cycle is so essential; and what soil is and why it is so important. You also learn about the incredible power of weather, and even get to make your own meteorological instruments as well as a wind turbine.

Schedule

Mon – Fri, 09:00 – 12:00

Start Date

July 16, 2018

End Date

July 20, 2018

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92028

The Amazing Human Body (Ages 6-9)
Summer 2018
$229
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Would you like to know what doctors know? This camp shows you how the human body works though fun experiments that examine major aspects of the body. Join us in the lab and use doctors’ stethoscopes, thermometers, reflex hammers, and more, to examine the cardiovascular, immune, respiratory, nervous, muscular-skeletal and digestive systems, as well the five senses of sight, smell, hearing, touch, and taste. Check out what gives our body shape as we examine X-rays, take measurements, and record our findings. The camp also delves into microbiology to investigate germs and how you can protect yourself from them.

Schedule

Mon – Fri, 09:00 – 12:00

Start Date

July 23, 2018

End Date

July 27, 2018

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92032

Junior Inventors (Ages 6-9)
Summer 2018
$199
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Do you like to figure out how things work? What about coming up with brilliant solutions that solve puzzling problems? Join this fun inventors camp and see how famous inventions—such as airplanes, magnets, and photographs—came about, and make some of your own, including ice cream. (Yes, we will show you how to make ice cream. You’re welcome.) You also get to explore electricity, gravity, sound, physics, and more, as you have fun with projects such as the airplane challenge. Learn about the science of building and design and use that knowledge to make your own structures. On the last day, inventions are presented at the amazing Invention Convention!

Schedule

Tue – Fri, 12:45 – 15:45

Start Date

July 03, 2018

End Date

July 06, 2018

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92027

Science Fun (Ages 6-9)
Summer 2018
$199
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Explore all different kinds of science—even the ones you can eat! Discover how things fly with fun physics, pull colours apart using creative chemistry, enjoy a hair-raising experience with the help of our Vandergraff electrostatic generator, and take home your very own edible igloo! Have fun doing a new experiment for every letter of the alphabet, and keep track of all your amazing observations in a lab book. You also get to work on a weeklong project dedicated to making science fun!

Schedule

Tue – Fri, 09:00 – 12:00

Start Date

July 03, 2018

End Date

July 06, 2018

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92026

Get Started with Facebook Advertising
Spring 2018
$75
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Regardless of your budget and skill level, Facebook advertising lets you get your message in front of your best prospects. In this two-hour, hands-on workshop, Cap U instructor Conner Galway shows you step by step how to set up, create, and run a Facebook ad campaign using Facebook Ad Manager. After this workshop, you will be able to create online advertising that is relevant, on target and aligns with your overall marketing strategy.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Develop an ad campaign from scratch using Facebook Ad Manager
  • Zero in on your precise target audience using Facebook’s built-in tools
  • Create relevant content that resonates with your audience
  • Test, measure and evaluate the ads you create

This workshop is ideal for anyone who wants to explore Facebook ads as part of an overall marketing strategy. Experience building and managing a Facebook Page is an asset, but no Facebook advertising experience is necessary. Instagram will also be covered briefly.

Bring your laptop and be prepared for hands-on practice!

This workshop is part of our Small Business Series in collaboration with the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce.

About our Instructor:

This small business workshop is led by our instructor Conner Galway. Conner is a true entrepreneur and digital communications master. He teaches social media advertising, content marketing strategy and social media fundamentals as part of the Continuing Studies Award of Achievement in Applied Digital Communications & Social Media. Conner also teaches CapU Executive Education programs in Digital Communication Strategies – most recently to an international group of participants from Vienna. Read More

Schedule

1 Wed, 08:00 – 10:00

Date

May 16, 2018

Instructor

C. Galway

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91063

Location

2121 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

LSAT (Law School Admission Test) Prep – Intensive
Summer 2018
$998
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Targeting the September, October or November 2018 LSAT

Thinking of going to law school? Gain the skills needed to excel on the LSAT and improve your chances of getting into the law school of your choice with our comprehensive LSAT Prep Course. The course is based on official LSAT tests direct from the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) and will use a variety of materials from the most sought after publishers of LSAT preparation resources. Course fee includes workbook and tests.

The schedule for this course is as follows:

 

Session

Date

Time

Activity

Class 1

Wednesday, Aug 15 6-10 pm Introduction and Diagnostic Test

Class 2

Thursday, Aug 16 6-9 pm LSAT Analytical Reasoning Section – Logic Games
Class 3 Friday, Aug 17 6-9 pm

LSAT Analytical Reasoning Section – Logic Games

Class 4 Sunday, Aug 19 10 am-3 pm

LSAT Analytical Reasoning Section – Logic Games & Short Passages Introduction

Class 5

Monday, Aug 20 6-10 pm

LSAT Logical Reasoning Section – Short Passages

In-Home Midpoint Review

Class 6

Friday, Aug 24 6-10 pm

LSAT Logical Reasoning Section – Short Passages & Long Passages Introduction

Class 7

Saturday, Aug 25 10 am-3 pm

LSAT Reading Comprehension – Long Passages & Essay Question

Class 8

Sunday, Aug 26

10 am-2 pm

LSAT Practice – Full Length Test

Class 9

Tuesday, Aug 28 6-10 pm

LSAT Reading Comprehension – Long Passages, Essay Question, & Last-Minute Tips

 

Note: Capilano University students and alumni are eligible for a $100 discount. Please call 604.984.4901 to register and avail of the discount.

Start Date

August 15, 2018

End Date

August 28, 2018

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92005

Motion Picture Industry Orientation (May 26-27)
Summer 2018
$175
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This comprehensive two-day course stresses foundational must-know information of the workings on any fast-paced film set and is required by all film unions and guilds in BC.

The motion picture industry has high expectations of crew members, their knowledge and expertise, in order to “get the shot and make the day.” Course topics include current filming information, growth and trends in the industry, its collaborative nature, demands and challenges facing production crew, job descriptions, on-set language, location respect, reading and understanding a call sheet, and on-set safety considerations and protocols for stunts and special effects. This immediately practical information could save you on your first week of work.

There will be a short test on day two of the course which you will need to pass in order to receive your Motion Picture Industry Orientation certificate.

Note: Course manual is included in the course fee.

Schedule

1 Sat (10:00 – 16:00) & 1 Sun (10:00 – 15:00)

Start Date

May 26, 2018

End Date

May 27, 2018

Instructor

J. Penhall

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92023

Mixed Media Painting: Surface, Collage, Photo Transfer
Summer 2018
$225
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Explore your creativity using acrylic paints, textured mediums, metallics and a huge variety of tantalizing mixed media materials. Join instructor Shary Bartlett to experiment with techniques such as photo transfer, collage, layering and creating lush texture. This class will strengthen your understanding of composition and stimulate the artist within in a fun and supportive environment. A wide range of supplies are included in the $40 (+GST) supply fee to be paid to the instructor at the first class.

Schedule

1 Sat & 1 Sun, 10:00 – 16:30

Start Date

August 11, 2018

End Date

August 12, 2018

Instructor

S. Bartlett

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92003

Notes

The above dates are different from the print brochure.