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Adobe InDesign Fundamentals
Spring 2019
$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 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 Thursdays 18:15 – 21:15

Start Date

April 25, 2019

End Date

May 30, 2019

Instructor

T. Boytinck

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91001

Adobe Photoshop Fundamentals
Spring 2019
$415
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Whether you’re a photographer, graphic designer, social media marketer or beginner, Photoshop can make your photos and image compositions look great. Learn basic Photoshop skills and improve your workflow with an overview of essential tools and techniques. Topics include: resizing and cropping images, creating and editing selections, combining images with layers, adjusting colours, basic retouching and working with type to add text to images. Resolution and file formats will also be discussed. Advanced topics, including adjustment layers and layer masks, are briefly demonstrated. 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 keyboard shortcuts and the Windows operating system.

Schedule

6 Wednesdays 18:15 – 21:15

Start Date

February 06, 2019

End Date

March 13, 2019

Instructor

J. Neufeld

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91019

Advanced Data Analysis – ONLINE
Spring 2019
$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

April 01, 2019

End Date

April 26, 2019

Schedule

Avg. 16 hrs.

Instructor

J. Kritzer

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91032

Bookkeeping Basics
Spring 2019
$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.

*This session is now full. Please check out our next session beginning March 16.

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

Schedule

3 Saturdays 09:30 – 14:30

Start Date

February 23, 2019

End Date

March 09, 2019

Instructor

M. Rousselle

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91012

Bookkeeping Basics (March Session)
Spring 2019
$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 Saturdays 09:00 – 14:00

Start Date

March 16, 2019

End Date

March 30, 2019

Instructor

M. Rousselle

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91047

Build Your Own Website or Blog with WordPress
Spring 2019
$415
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Learn the basics of creating a website with WordPress. Discover how to install WordPress to create and edit web pages, including adding images and text. Explore both free and premium 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 search engine optimization 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 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 Wednesdays 18:15 – 21:15

Start Date

May 01, 2019

End Date

May 29, 2019

Instructor

J. Neufeld

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91020

Capilano University Festival Chorus
Spring 2019
$195
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Repertoire is Brahm’s Requiem, one of the most beautiful choral works ever written, and Vaughn Williams’ voluptuous Serenade to Music. Capilano University Festival Chorus, conducted by Lars Kaario, is joined by Capilano University Singers, soloists and professional orchestra.

REHEARSALS:
13 Wed, Jan 9 – Apr 10, 7-10 pm in LB322

DRESS REHEARSAL:
Fri, Apr 12, 6:30-10:30 pm

PERFORMANCES:
Sat, Apr 13 at 8 pm and Sun, Apr 14 at 3 pm in the BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts at Capilano University.

Please Note: If you have not sung with the choir in the last two years, or are a new singer, please call Capilano University at 604.984.4911 or email Lars Kaario prior to registering.

Schedule

13 Wednesdays 19:00 – 22:00

Start Date

January 09, 2019

End Date

April 10, 2019

Instructor

L. Kaario

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91018

Notes

*No class Feb 20

Data Analysis Capstone Project
Spring 2019
$449
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The Capstone Project is a mandatory component of the Award in Achievement in Data Analysis. The project is pre-approved and evaluated by the instructor and is typically completed within four to six weeks.

WHAT IS THE CAPSTONE PROJECT?
• Guidance and coaching from an experienced instructor
• An opportunity to apply skills learned in course work
• A project in data analysis defined by you, for your own or for another organization

WHY A CAPSTONE PROJECT?
• Apply the skills you learned in class to a real-world, practical experience of your choice
• Show them you did it! There is nothing as powerful as proof that you have worked on a real-world problem for a real organization. Skills + experience = a strong resume builder.
• Do it even better! Get coaching and feedback on a data project that you were going to do anyway.

Instructor

M. Atapour

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91011

Data Analysis: 3-Course Bundle – ONLINE
Spring 2019
$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. 

If you wish to receive a course outline, please email csee@capilanou.ca.

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


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

Start Date

February 04, 2019

End Date

April 26, 2019

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91033

Develop an Effective Content Strategy
Spring 2019
$75
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As more businesses recognize the power of content, developing a strategy that helps create the right content for the right audience is key. Discover how a well-developed digital content strategy can help save you time, allocate your budget more effectively and grow your small business.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Learn how to build user personas
  • Set SMART goals and objectives to create content around
  • Plan the content creation process and learn how to create an actionable content calendar
  • Start to develop content that’s meaningful to your audience

This workshop, led by CapU instructor Graham Williams, is designed for small-business owners and entrepreneurs, marketers, and professionals seeking a basic understanding of how to get started on developing a content strategy.

Hands-on demonstrations using easy-to-use tools let you get started on creating great content immediately. Don’t forget to bring your smartphone to the workshop.

This workshop is part of our Small Business Series offered in collaboration with Economic Partnership North Vancouver.

Schedule

Wednesday, 08:30 – 10:30 A.M.

Date

March 13, 2019

Instructor

G. Williams

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91046

Location

2121 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver

Digital Content Marketing Strategy
Spring 2019
$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 Tuesdays 18:30 – 21:00

Start Date

April 30, 2019

End Date

May 21, 2019

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91022

Digital Photography in a Snap
Spring 2019
$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 Saturday 09:30 – 13:30

Date

February 09, 2019

Instructor

M. Orozco

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91006

Enhance & Organize your Photos in Adobe Lightroom
Spring 2019
$389
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Discover the power of Adobe Lightroom, one of the most used programs for enhancing and organizing digital photos. Get creative with your photographs and learn to follow a detailed workflow to vastly improve your photo management skills. Topics include: importing photos, organizing them through keywords, cropping images, colour correction, contrast and brightness, converting colour photos to black and white, sharing your images and more.

Schedule

3 Saturdays 09:30 – 14:30

Start Date

March 30, 2019

End Date

April 13, 2019

Instructor

M. Orozco

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91007

Excel FastTrack: Intermediate
Spring 2019
$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 Saturday 09:00 – 16:00

Date

April 06, 2019

Instructor

M. Vahid-Massoudi

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91010

Excel FastTrack: Master the Basics
Spring 2019
$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 2017, and be given on a PC.

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

Schedule

1 Saturday 09:00 – 16:00

Date

February 09, 2019

Instructor

M. Vahid-Massoudi

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91009

Facebook & Instagram for Business
Spring 2019
$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.

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

Schedule

2 Saturdays 09:30 – 15:00

Start Date

May 25, 2019

End Date

June 01, 2019

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91028

Freelance Writing in the Digital Age
Spring 2019
$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 Wednesdays 18:15 – 21:15

Start Date

February 13, 2019

End Date

March 13, 2019

Instructor

S. Conner

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91002

Get Found Online: Introduction to SEO
Spring 2019
$415
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Search engine optimization (SEO) is one of the primary ways businesses can increase their web traffic and attain higher rankings in search results, which in turn can lead to more sales. Achieving and maintaining high rankings, however, requires a thoughtful 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 an understanding of SEO fundamentals and search engine rankings. It shows you how to conduct an SEO audit of your site, optimize your content and implement AdWords campaigns and link-building tactics to boost your visibility. You will also 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 Wednesdays 18:15 – 21:15

Start Date

February 13, 2019

End Date

March 13, 2019

Instructor

L. Manfield

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91015

Get Started with Facebook Advertising
Spring 2019
$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, you will learn 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 small business owners and entrepreneurs as well as 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 offered in collaboration with Economic Partnership North Vancouver.

Schedule

Wednesday, 08:30 – 10:30 A.M.

Date

April 3, 2019

Instructor

F. Lowry

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91039

Location

2121 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver

Get Started with Social Video: YouTube and Beyond
Spring 2019
$389
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Video provides an unparalleled way to build and connect with your audience online. Learn key aspects of social video, including determining the target audience, what platform (such as YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook) to use to reach them, how to integrate video into your marketing strategy and how to optimize for views and engagement using tagging, SEO, thumbnail creation and more. You’ll also discover best practices to use to create engaging videos and how you can use video and social media together to build awareness for your personal or company brand, generate leads, increase sales and provide additional value for customers.

PREREQUISITES: Good computer and mobile device skills. Social Media Fundamentals course 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 Saturdays 09:30 – 16:00

Start Date

May 04, 2019

End Date

May 11, 2019

Instructor

T. Jutras

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91040

Improve Your Website’s Search Ranking
Spring 2019
$75
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Ranking on page 1 of a Google search results page is critical to being found by potential clients and customers. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is one of the main ways businesses can increase their web traffic, and higher rankings in search results can lead to more sales.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Learn how search works
  • Explore rank-boosting strategies for local businesses
  • Research and select the right keywords for your site
  • Optimize on-site page content

This workshop led by CapU instructor Lisa Manfield is designed for small business owners and entrepreneurs, digital media managers, website owners, and professionals seeking a basic understanding of search engine rankings and the fundamentals of SEO.

You will have the opportunity to work on real-life examples in a group setting. Please bring your laptop and be ready to work on your site.

This workshop is part of our Small Business Series offered in collaboration with Economic Partnership North Vancouver.

CapU 50th Anniversary Discount: Sign up for the Small Business Series: 3-Workshop Bundle and each workshop costs you just $50!

Schedule

Wednesday, 08:30 – 10:30 A.M.

Date

February 6, 2019

Instructor

L. Manfield

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91038

Location

2121 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver

Intermediate Data Analysis – ONLINE
Spring 2019
$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

March 04, 2019

End Date

March 29, 2019

Schedule

Avg. 16 hrs.

Instructor

M. Dereshiwsky

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91031

Introduction to Data Analysis – ONLINE
Spring 2019
$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

February 04, 2019

End Date

March 01, 2019

Schedule

Avg. 16 hrs.

Instructor

J. Rutledge

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91030

Introduction to Digital Photography
Spring 2019
$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.

Schedule

4 Saturdays 09:30 – 12:30

Start Date

February 23, 2019

End Date

March 16, 2019

Instructor

M. Orozco

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91008

Introduction to Financial Accounting
Spring 2019
$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.

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

Schedule

5 Wednesdays 18:15 – 21:15

Start Date

April 24, 2019

End Date

May 22, 2019

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91016

Introduction to Web Analytics
Spring 2019
$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 Saturdays 09:30 – 16:00

Start Date

April 06, 2019

End Date

April 13, 2019

Instructor

T. Jutras

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91029

Introduction to Web Development: HTML & CSS
Spring 2019
$369
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Calling all aspiring web developers, small-business owners, communications professionals and website administrators! In today’s world, 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 and fonts, creating or updating hyperlinks, adding forms and integrating social media into your site. You will also be able to communicate effectively with professional web developers. Please bring your own laptop (Mac or PC) to class.

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

4 Wednesdays 18:15 – 21:15

Start Date

March 20, 2019

End Date

April 10, 2019

Instructor

J. Neufeld

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91021

Life Drawing
Spring 2019
$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 Thursdays 18:00 – 21:00

Start Date

February 21, 2019

End Date

April 11, 2019

Instructor

M. Ghoreishi

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91005

Mixed Media Painting: Surface, Collage and Photo Transfer
Spring 2019
$255
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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 Saturday & 1 Sunday, 10:00 – 16:30

Start Date

May 04, 2019

End Date

May 05, 2019

Instructor

S. Bartlett

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91003

Motion Picture Industry Orientation (February 23-24)
Spring 2019
$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

February 23, 2019

End Date

February 24, 2019

Instructor

J. Penhall

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91044

Motion Picture Industry Orientation (January 19-20)
Spring 2019
$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

January 19, 2019

End Date

January 20, 2019

Instructor

J. Penhall

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91043

Motion Picture Industry Orientation (March 16-17)
Spring 2019
$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

March 16, 2019

End Date

March 17, 2019

Instructor

J. Penhall

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91045

North Van Small Business Series: 3-Workshop Bundle
Spring 2019
$150
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The North Van Small Business Series focuses on real issues that today’s small businesses face. Together with Economic Partnership North Vancouver, we’ve developed a series of workshops to help your small business grow.

The following workshops are included as part of this bundle:

  • FEB 6: Improve Your Website’s Search Ranking
  • Ranking on page 1 of a Google search results page is critical to being found by potential clients and customers. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is one of the main ways businesses can increase their web traffic, and higher rankings in search results can lead to more sales. Learn More…

  • MAR 13: Develop an Effective Content Strategy
  • As more businesses recognize the power of content, developing a strategy that helps create the right content for the right audience is key. Discover how a well-developed digital content strategy can help save you time, allocate your budget more effectively and grow your small business. Learn More…

  • APR 3: Get Started with Facebook Advertising
  • 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, you will learn step-by-step how to set up, create, and run a Facebook ad campaign using Facebook Ad Manager. Learn More…

All workshops take place from 8:30 to 10:30 am at the Education Services Centre – 2121 Lonsdale Avenue.

CapU 50th Anniversary Discount: Register for this 3-Workshop Bundle and each workshop costs you only $50 each. (Savings of $75)

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91041

Location

2121 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver

Principles of Drawing & Painting
Spring 2019
$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 B/W drawing and painting media, with some introductory use of color. Course fee includes supplies.

Schedule

7 Wednesdays 18:15 – 21:15

Start Date

April 03, 2019

End Date

May 15, 2019

Instructor

A. McDermott

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91025

QuickBooks 1 for Bookkeepers
Spring 2019
$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 Saturdays 09:30 – 15:30

Start Date

April 06, 2019

End Date

April 27, 2019

Instructor

M. Rousselle

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91013

Notes

*No class Apr 20

QuickBooks 2 for Bookkeepers (Early Spring)
Spring 2019
$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.

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 Saturdays 09:30 – 15:30

Start Date

January 26, 2019

End Date

February 09, 2019

Instructor

M. Rousselle

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91014

QuickBooks 2 for Bookkeepers (Late Spring)
Spring 2019
$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.

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 Saturdays 09:30 – 15:30

Start Date

May 04, 2019

End Date

May 25, 2019

Instructor

M. Rousselle

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91017

Notes

*No class May 18

Social Media Fundamentals
Spring 2019
$389
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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. 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, 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 Tuesdays 18:15 – 21:15

Start Date

February 19, 2019

End Date

March 12, 2019

Instructor

T. Jutras

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91023

Spanish Beginner: Level 1
Spring 2019
$369
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This introductory and interactive course is an ideal opportunity to learn a new language for engaging in everyday activities. In an easygoing and supportive class environment, you speak and hear Spanish from the first day as you quickly gain basic conversation skills, proper pronunciation, enhanced vocabulary and knowledge of popular expressions to communicate information about yourself, your family and friends, your work and your daily life.

No textbook required for this course.

Schedule

8 Tuesdays 18:15 – 20:45

Start Date

January 22, 2019

End Date

March 12, 2019

Instructor

A. Arreaga

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91026

Spanish Beginner: Level 2
Spring 2019
$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.

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Schedule

8 Tuesdays 18:15 – 20:45

Start Date

April 02, 2019

End Date

May 21, 2019

Instructor

A. Arreaga

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91027

Spanish for Travellers
Spring 2019
$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 Saturdays 09:30 – 11:30

Start Date

February 23, 2019

End Date

March 16, 2019

Instructor

B. Paniagua

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91024

Wordwork: The Craft of Creative Writing
Spring 2019
$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 Saturdays 09:30 – 12:30

Start Date

April 06, 2019

End Date

May 25, 2019

Instructor

R. Fernandez

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91004

Notes

*No class Apr 20 & May 15

Writing Effective Web Content
Spring 2019
$415
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Ensure your website or blog is working for you, whether you’re looking to grow your audience, boost your engagement, or convert visitors into customers. Crafting compelling web content requires an understanding of the medium, an application of best practices, and a commitment to tracking and analyzing results. Geared toward professionals and small businesses, this course will give you an understanding of what readers expect from your copy, how to structure your content and apply web writing best practices, how to optimize for search, track your success and more. You will have the opportunity to work on real-life examples in a group setting.

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Schedule

5 Thursdays, 18:15 – 21:15

Start Date

May 02, 2019

End Date

May 30, 2019

Instructor

L. Manfield

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91042