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How to Use Web Analytics to Grow Your Small Business
Fall 2017
$75
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Is your website effective in generating awareness and leads for your business? Are your customers finding the information they are looking for on your website?

In this two-hour interactive session, you will learn how to answer the above questions and many more, including:

  • Why web analytics are essential to gaining insights into your website visitor behaviour
  • What some of the most commonly used web analytics tools used by small businesses are
  • How to figure out what data matters most to your business
  • How to use this data to refine your website and promotional efforts to grow your business

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

Schedule

1 Wed, 08:00 – 10:00

Date

November 08, 2017

Instructor

T. Jutras

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93052

Location

Education Services Centre (5th Floor) – 2121 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver

Hiring and Firing for Small-Business Owners
Fall 2017
$75
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Finding the right person for your business isn’t easy. If handled improperly, employees can be a source of frustration. And if things really don’t work out, firing employees can be costly and risky. This two-hour session covers areas that can help you avoid costly hiring mistakes, including developing proper job titles and descriptions, using effective interview questions, how to dig deep with reference checks, knowing the difference between an independent contractor and an employee, and how to fire someone respectfully.

In this two-hour interactive session, you will learn:

  • The difference between an independent contractor and an employee
  • How to avoid costly hiring mistakes by using effective interview questions
  • How to dig deep with reference checks
  • When and how to fire during probation periods, with and without just cause, and providing appropriate notice or payment in lieu including the Employment Standards Act as it relates to terminations

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

Schedule

1 Wed, 08:00 – 10:00

Date

October 11, 2017

Instructor

D. Finlayson

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93051

Location

Education Services Centre (5th Floor) – 2121 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver

Generating Sales Leads with Facebook
Fall 2017
$75
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Discover how to maximize Facebook’s community-building power to attract new leads—leads that can turn into paying customers. In this rapid-fire, two-hour session, you learn: three key tactics to grow your Facebook presence; when and why to use Facebook ads; the ins and outs of developing Facebook marketing campaigns; and how to create and manage Facebook pages specifically for business purposes.

In this two-hour interactive session, you will:

  • Use 3 key – and free – tactics to build and grow your presence on Facebook
  • Manage Facebook pages for your business
  • Learn when and why to use paid ads on Facebook
  • Learn how to develop successful Facebook marketing campaigns
  • Determine the right Facebook marketing tactics for your business

To benefit most from this session, we recommend that participants have a Facebook page set up for their business.

Instructor: Conner Galway

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

Schedule

1 Wed, 08:00 – 10:00

Date

September 27, 2017

Instructor

C. Galway

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93050

Location

Education Services Centre (5th Floor) – 2121 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver

Email Strategies for Lead Generation: More Leads, More Sales
Fall 2017
$269
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Get your emails noticed after this one-day, hands-on workshop! Email marketing is a cost-effective way to market new products and services as well as build loyalty. And it has the highest ROI of all digital marketing. Surprisingly, most small businesses don’t use e-mail to full advantage. This workshop shows you how to integrate email into your overall marketing strategy, how to plan an effective email campaign, and how to measure the success of your campaign. This workshop is ideal for communications professionals, small-business owners, and anyone who wants to use email marketing to generate more sales leads.

PREREQUISITES: Good computer skills. Some experience with marketing, communications or basic website administration is an asset.

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Schedule

1 Sat, 09:30 – 16:00

Date

November 04, 2017

Instructor

M. Petrovic

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93039

Notes

Dates listed incorrectly in print brochure.

Motion Picture Industry Orientation (August 19-20)
Summer 2017
$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 – 14:00)

Start Date

August 19, 2017

End Date

August 20, 2017

Instructor

J. Penhall

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92053

Motion Picture Industry Orientation (September 16-17)
Fall 2017
$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 – 14:30)

Start Date

September 16, 2017

End Date

September 17, 2017

Instructor

J. Penhall

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93033

Motion Picture Industry Orientation (September 30-October 1)
Fall 2017
$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 – 14:30)

Start Date

September 30, 2017

End Date

October 01, 2017

Instructor

J. Penhall

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93034

Motion Picture Industry Orientation (October 14-15)
Fall 2017
$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 – 14:30)

Start Date

October 14, 2017

End Date

October 15, 2017

Instructor

J. Penhall

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93035

Motion Picture Industry Orientation (November 4-5)
Fall 2017
$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 – 14:30)

Start Date

November 04, 2017

End Date

November 05, 2017

Instructor

J. Penhall

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93036

Motion Picture Industry Orientation (November 18-19)
Fall 2017
$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 – 14:30)

Start Date

November 18, 2017

End Date

November 19, 2017

Instructor

J. Penhall

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93037

Motion Picture Industry Orientation (December 2-3)
Fall 2017
$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 – 14:30)

Start Date

December 02, 2017

End Date

December 03, 2017

Instructor

J. Penhall

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93038

Spanish: Level 1
Fall 2017
$365
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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 Wed, 18:30 – 20:30

Start Date

September 27, 2017

End Date

November 29, 2017

Instructor

A. Arreaga

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93004

Wordwork: Creative Writing Craft & Workshop
Fall 2017
$389
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Just as carpenters craft wood, you will use writing tools and techniques to craft your words. This open-genre course is for beginners and intermediate writers who want to tinker with words in a lively and supportive environment. Through lectures, discussions, exercises, and assignments, you will tighten your nuts n’ bolts writing skills (dialogue, point-of-view, and revision) as well as hone your literary skills (style, characterization, and theme). During this workshop, you will develop a multi-genre portfolio of short pieces that have run through the writing workshop process of peer feedback.

Schedule

7 Sat, 09:30 – 12:00

Start Date

October 14, 2017

End Date

December 02, 2017

Instructor

R. Fernandez

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93024

Notes

No class Nov 11

Spanish for Travellers
Fall 2017
$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 14, 2017

End Date

November 04, 2017

Instructor

B. Paniagua

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93003

Introduction to Financial Accounting
Fall 2017
$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 25, 2017

End Date

November 29, 2017

Instructor

L. Oikawa

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93018

Bookkeeping Basics
Fall 2017
$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!

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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 30, 2017

End Date

October 21, 2017

Instructor

L. Scott

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93015

Notes

No class Oct 7

QuickBooks 1 for Bookkeepers
Fall 2017
$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, Introduction to Financial 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 28, 2017

End Date

November 18, 2017

Instructor

L. Scott

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93021

Notes

No class Nov 11

QuickBooks 2 for Bookkeepers
Fall 2017
$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.

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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 25, 2017

End Date

December 09, 2017

Instructor

L. Scott

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93022

Microsoft Excel FastTrack: Master the Basics (October)
Fall 2017
$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 2013, 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

October 14, 2017

Instructor

M.Massoudi

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93008

Microsoft Excel FastTrack: Master the Basics (November)
Fall 2017
$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 2013, and be given on a PC.

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

Schedule

1 Fri, 09:00 – 16:00

Date

November 17, 2017

Instructor

L. Ribeiro

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93041

Microsoft Excel FastTrack: Intermediate (October)
Fall 2017
$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 2013, 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 Fri, 09:00 – 16:00

Date

October 20, 2017

Instructor

L. Ribeiro

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93009

Microsoft Excel FastTrack: Intermediate (November)
Fall 2017
$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 2013, 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 25, 2017

Instructor

M.Massoudi

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93010

LSAT (Law School Admission Test) Prep – Intensive
Fall 2017
$998
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Targeting the December 2017, February 2018 or June 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 Tuesday, Nov 7 6-10 pm Introduction and Diagnostic Test
Class 2 Wednesday, Nov 8 6-9 pm LSAT Analytical Reasoning Section – Logic Games
Class 3 Thursday, Nov 9 6-9 pm LSAT Analytical Reasoning Section – Logic Games
Class 4 Tuesday, Nov 14 6-9 pm LSAT Analytical Reasoning Section – Logic Games
Class 5 Wednesday, Nov 15 6-9 pm LSAT Analytical Reasoning Section – Logic Games
Class 6 Thursday, Nov 16 6-9 pm LSAT Logical Reasoning Section – Short Passages
Class 7 Tuesday, Nov 21 6-9 pm LSAT Logical Reasoning Section – Short Passages
Class 8 Wednesday, Nov 22 6-9 pm LSAT Logical Reasoning Section – Short Passages
Class 9 Thursday, Nov 23 6-9 pm LSAT Reading Comprehension –
Long Passages & Essay Question
Class 10 Saturday, Nov 25 10 am – 1 pm LSAT Reading Comprehension –
Long Passages & Essay Question
Class 11 Sunday, Nov 26 10 am – 2pm LSAT Practice – Full Length Test
Class 12 Tuesday, Nov 28 6-9 pm Review & 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

November 07, 2017

End Date

November 28, 2017

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93023

Introduction to Web Analytics
Fall 2017
$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

December 02, 2017

End Date

December 09, 2017

Instructor

T. Jutras

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93040

AdWords Fundamentals & Beyond
Fall 2017
$269
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Launch your first successful AdWords campaign, or get ready to drastically improve an existing one! This hands-on one-day workshop is for business owners, communications professionals and digital marketers, who want to get a firm grasp on the basics and intermediate aspects of digital advertising and AdWords. Discover how it works and what elements go into creating a successful AdWords campaign that boosts traffic and delivers high return on investment. Topics include setting up and managing an AdWords campaign, targeting and writing compelling ads, and measuring and optimizing your campaign’s performance. While the focus is on Google Search Network and Google Display Network, the workshop also touches on other online advertising opportunities, and prepares you for the Google AdWords Fundamentals certification exam.

NOTE: You must bring your own laptop, and have access to your own or your organization’s AdWords account. Previous experience with SEO and AdWords, or completion of the Intro to SEO & AdWords course is an asset.

AoA thumbnail-digitalThis course can be applied toward an Award of Achievement in Applied Digital Communications & Social Media. Please note this course only counts as half an elective.

Schedule

1 Sat, 09:30 – 16:00

Date

November 25, 2017

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93043

Intro to Web Development: HTML & CSS Fundamentals
Fall 2017
$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 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. 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 Wed, 18:30 – 21:00

Start Date

October 11, 2017

End Date

November 01, 2017

Instructor

R. Ibrahim

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93017

Adobe InDesign Fundamentals
Fall 2017
$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. Taught in a PC lab, but is compatible for Mac users.

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

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

Schedule

6 Sat, 09:30 – 12:30

Start Date

October 14, 2017

End Date

November 25, 2017

Instructor

T. Boytinck

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93013

Notes

No class Nov 11

Learn to Code
Fall 2017
$349
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Do you want to build and create? Curious how apps are built? Surrounded by software, we live in an increasingly technical world. It’s no wonder that programming has become one of the most fundamental skills of our time. In this course you explore the core syntax of most programming languages, write and execute your first application and understand what goes on under the hood. This course introduces you to the fundamental building blocks found in almost all programming languages. It’s a step-by-step guide to the fundamentals of programming and problem-solving. Come join us in unlocking the mysteries of programming and build your knowledge and understanding while writing fun and useful programs that just might change the world! Please bring your own laptop (Mac or PC) to class.

PREREQUISITES: Good computer skills.

Schedule

5 Wed, 19:00 – 21:00

Start Date

November 08, 2017

End Date

December 06, 2017

Instructor

R. Ibrahim

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93029

Create Your Own Website or Blog with WordPress
Fall 2017
$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 getting into 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

6 Wed, 18:15 – 21:15

Start Date

November 08, 2017

End Date

December 13, 2017

Instructor

J. Neufeld

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93016

Get Found Online: Introduction to SEO
Fall 2017
$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

6 Mon, 18:30 – 21:00

Start Date

October 16, 2017

End Date

November 27, 2017

Instructor

L. Manfield

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93025

Notes

No class Nov 13

Get Started with Social Video
Fall 2017
$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 18, 2017

End Date

November 25, 2017

Instructor

T. Jutras

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93031

Consulting Made Easy
Fall 2017
$550
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Gain the freedom and flexibility you want by creating a successful consulting business. Starting with the fundamentals, the course takes you through the key business elements – marketing, getting the work, doing the work, getting paid, pitfalls and problems, and strategies for the future. Associated with each of the course modules is a series of optional exercises to help you develop your business strategies.

Schedule

6 Tue, 18:30 – 20:30

Start Date

October 17, 2017

End Date

November 28, 2017

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93027

Notes

No class Oct 31

Innovate Your Small Business in a Weekend
Fall 2017
$550
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Whatever business you’re in, disruption is just around the corner and harnessing innovation is key to long-term survival. That means radically re-evaluating strategy, business processes, operations, and management models. This workshop prepares you to apply popular frameworks and learn start-up methodologies used by leading companies to innovate and think more creatively, and to build more innovative products and services. It is relevant to small-business owners (consulting, service, retail or other) and entrepreneurs with an existing business. The workshop is taught by award-winning marketer, speaker and serial entrepreneur, Hussein Hallak, who has started and helped build dozens of businesses and delivered hundreds of workshops.

Schedule

1 Sat & 1 Sun, 09:00 – 16:30

Start Date

October 28, 2017

End Date

October 29, 2017

Instructor

H. Hallak

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93042

Social Media Fundamentals
Fall 2017
$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, Conner Galway, who has worked with brands ranging from local businesses to national chains. You will also get a social media handbook to help you long after the course is over. No social media experience is required, but some knowledge is an asset. Access to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts is recommended.

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Schedule

4 Thu, 18:30 – 21:00

Start Date

October 05, 2017

End Date

October 26, 2017

Instructor

C. Galway

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93002

Digital Content Marketing Strategy
Fall 2017
$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. 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 02, 2017

End Date

November 23, 2017

Instructor

C. Galway

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93001

LinkedIn: Personal Branding for Business Success
Fall 2017
$325
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Learn how to use LinkedIn to build a strong online personal brand and accomplish your personal and business goals. Everyone from CEOs to business owners, entrepreneurs, authors, professionals, and job seekers, need to create a great online profile, develop content that engages their target audience, and expand their visibility and engagement even further using the largest business network on the planet. This course shows you how to powerfully present your personal brand using LinkedIn to achieve business success, career advancement and build a strong network.

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

Schedule

3 Mon, 18:30 – 21:30

Start Date

October 23, 2017

End Date

November 06, 2017

Instructor

H. Hallak

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93026

Brand Journalism: Storytelling in the Digital Age
Fall 2017
$395
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Companies and businesses are increasingly turning to journalists and employees with writing skills to help build brand awareness. In this course, you learn the basics of journalism and how to apply new journalism techniques in different contexts, including blogs, online articles, websites, emails and social media to attract new customers, hold the attention of established customers and help implement strategies for strengthening a business’s message. Upon completing the course, you will be able to write compelling content and effectively communicate the company message across multiple platforms.

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

Schedule

6 Wed, 18:30 – 21:00

Start Date

September 27, 2017

End Date

November 01, 2017

Instructor

S. Conner

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93032

Capilano University Festival Chorus
Fall 2017
$195
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Please note that the below description was listed incorrectly in the print brochure.

Join us this fall for Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, a sparkling seasonal favourite that will ignite your Christmas spirit. Choir, soloists, professional chamber orchestra including the brilliance of three trumpets and Baroque timpani – and Bach!

To join the Festival Chorus, call Capilano University at 604.986.1911, ext. 2309 before registering to schedule an audition. Singers enrolling in the fall are expected to continue in the spring semester.

REHEARSALS:
12 Wed, Sep 13 – Nov 29, 7–10 pm in LB322.

DRESS REHEARSAL:
Fri, Dec 1, 7–10 pm

PERFORMANCES:
Bach’s Christmas Oratorio
Sat, Dec 2 @ 8 pm, & Sun, Dec 3 @ 3 pm at the BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts at Capilano University.

Schedule

12 Wed, 19:00 – 22:00

Start Date

September 13, 2017

End Date

November 29, 2017

Instructor

L. Kaario

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93012

Digital Photography in a Snap
Fall 2017
$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. Bring your digital camera to class.

Schedule

1 Sat, 09:30 – 13:30

Date

September 23, 2017

Instructor

M. Orozco

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93005

Introduction to Digital Photography
Fall 2017
$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. Bring your digital camera to class. The course will take place in a computer lab but you may bring your laptop if you wish to.

Schedule

4 Sat, 09:30 – 12:30

Start Date

September 30, 2017

End Date

October 28, 2017

Instructor

M. Orozco

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93007

Notes

No class Oct 7

Enhance & Organize Your Photos with Adobe Lightroom
Fall 2017
$389
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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

6 Thu, 18:00 – 20:30

Start Date

November 02, 2017

End Date

December 07, 2017

Instructor

M. Orozco

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93006

Adobe Photoshop Fundamentals
Fall 2017
$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, 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. 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.

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Schedule

6 Wed, 18:15 – 21:15

Start Date

September 27, 2017

End Date

November 01, 2017

Instructor

J. Neufeld

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93014

From Photo to Fine Art: Hands-On Photo Alteration, Painting and Photo Transfer
Fall 2017
$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. 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

October 21, 2017

End Date

October 22, 2017

Instructor

S. Bartlett

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93020

Principles of Drawing & Painting
Fall 2017
$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. Please note this course is mostly black and white drawing and painting media, with some introductory use of color. Course fee includes supplies.

Schedule

7 Wed, 18:30 – 21:30

Start Date

October 18, 2017

End Date

November 29, 2017

Instructor

A. McDermott

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93028

Life Drawing
Fall 2017
$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. 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 12, 2017

End Date

November 30, 2017

Instructor

M. Ghoreishi

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93019

Advanced Film Project – Off The Grid
Summer 2017
$200
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The purpose of the Advanced Film Project (Off the Grid) is to allow outstanding students the opportunity to produce an independent project using Bosa Centre for Film and Animation’s lab and/or production resources. Eligible students will have applied to a School of Motion Picture Arts program for the next calendar year, or have recently graduated from the Bachelor of Motion Picture Arts program. Students from MOPA, DOCS and IIDF may apply.

Please note this course is NOT open to the general public. No refunds will be issued. Only pre-approved students are eligible to register.
Course Reference Number (CRN)

92049