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LSAT (Law School Admission Test) Prep
Summer 2017
$1,098
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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.

This course targets the June 12, 2017 LSAT, and the schedule is as follows:

Session
Date
Activity
Class 1  Tuesday, April 18 Introduction and Diagnostic Test
Class 2  Thursday, April 20 LSAT Analytical Reasoning Section – Logic Games
Class 3  Tuesday, April 25 LSAT Analytical Reasoning Section – Logic Games
Class 4  Thursday, April 27 LSAT Analytical Reasoning Section – Logic Games
Class 5  Tuesday, May 2 LSAT Analytical Reasoning Section – Logic Games
Class 6  Thursday, May 4 LSAT Logical Reasoning Section – Short Passages
Class 7  Tuesday, May 9 LSAT Logical Reasoning Section – Short Passages
Class 8  Thursday, May 11 LSAT Logical Reasoning Section – Short Passages
Class 9  Tuesday, May 16 LSAT Reading Comprehension – Long Passages
Class 10  Thursday, May 18 LSAT Reading Comprehension – Long Passages
Class 11  Tuesday, May 23 LSAT Essay Question, and Proctored Test
Class 12  Thursday, May 25 LSAT Practice
Class 13  Tuesday, May 30 LSAT Practice

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

Schedule

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6-9 pm

Start Date

April 18, 2017

End Date

May 30, 2017

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92006

Introduction to Honey Beekeeping
Spring 2017
$219
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Are you curious about the fascinating world of beekeeping and the honeybee? Whether you have always had an interest, or are new to keeping bees, this two-day introductory course is for you. Join Master Beekeeper and certified BC Honey Producer Association Instructor, Lianne Shyry, to delve into the basics of beekeeping. This course teaches you basic honey bee biology and behavior, as well as the equipment and supplies required to get started. Learn about various bee products such as wax, propolis and honey from different nectars. You also get an overview of disease and pest management techniques, and are led through the yearly cycle of a beekeeper, gaining insight into seasonal expectations.

Schedule

1 Sat & 1 Sun, 09:30 – 13:30

Start Date

February 25, 2017

End Date

February 26, 2017

Instructor

L. Shyry

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91024

Capilano University Festival Chorus
Spring 2017
$195
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This spring, the Capilano University Festival Chorus, along with the Capilano University Singers, the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra, and conductors Janna Sailor and Lars Kaario, perform Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor, along with popular opera choruses, including Brindisi’s La Traviata, the Anvil Chorus from Verdi’s Il Trovatore, and March of the Toreadors from Bizet’s Carmen. Bravo!

To register in the chorus:
If you are interested in joining the Festival Chorus, please call Capilano University at 604.986.1911, ext. 2309 before registering, to schedule an audition.

REHEARSALS:
12 Wed, Jan 11 – Apr 5, 7 – 10 pm

DRESS REHEARSAL:
Fri, Apr 7, 6:30 – 10:30 pm

PERFORMANCES:
Great Mass in C Minor & Opera Choruses: Sat, Apr 8 @ 8 pm, & Sun, Apr 9 @ 3 pm, at the BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts at Capilano University.

About Capilano University Festival Chorus:
The chorus sings the vast range of choral music from the medieval period to newly commissioned works. Past concerts include Handel’s Messiah, Charpentier’s Te Deum, Fauré’s Requiem, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, the 4th movement of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, Bach’s Magnificat, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Mozart, Brahms, and Fauré’s Requiem, and Schubert’s Mass in C.

Instructor Lars Kaario is the Director of Choral and Conducting Studies at Capilano University, where he teaches ear-training and voice. To see his complete bio, please click here.

Schedule

12 Wed, 19:00 – 22:00

Start Date

January 11, 2017

End Date

April 05, 2017

Instructor

L. Kaario

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91014

Spanish for Travellers
Spring 2017
$269
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Get ready for that trip to a Spanish-speaking country with this nuts-and-bolts 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 with your instructor. Interactive and practical learning activities are the focus of this short, engaging course. Instructor Blanca Paniagua is passionate about sharing her mother tongue and culture.

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Spanish Level 1

Schedule

4 Sat, 09:30 – 11:30

Start Date

February 18, 2017

End Date

March 11, 2017

Instructor

B. Paniagua

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91007

Spanish: Level 1
Spring 2017
$349
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This fast-paced introductory course is an ideal opportunity to learn about Latin American culture and develop the skills necessary to begin 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 travelling. The language skills you learn can also be used in home and family settings. In this challenging course you will participate in pronunciation, repetition, dialogue and grammar exercises supplemented with a textbook and some homework. New and returning students are welcome.

REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: Practical Spanish Grammar available at the University bookstore.

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Spanish for Travellers

Schedule

10 Wed, 18:30 – 20:30

Start Date

January 18, 2017

End Date

March 29, 2017

Instructor

A. Arreaga

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91030

Notes

No class Mar 22

The Story Writer’s Workshop
Spring 2017
$425
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Designed for beginning and intermediate writers, this course uncovers the mysteries of creating fiction. Through a combination of lectures, in-class exercises, workshops, discussions, and homework, you examine the core elements authors use to craft their stories: plot, characterization, dialogue, points of view, theme, and structure. You will also learn an effective revision process, as well as look into finding the right market for your work.

Schedule

8 Wed, 18:30 – 21:00

Start Date

January 25, 2017

End Date

March 15, 2017

Instructor

TBA

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91011

Beyond the First Draft: Revising Your Work
Spring 2017
$369
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According to Ernest Hemingway, the first draft of anything is, well, we can’t politely print what he said, but we can tell you it rhymes with “quit” (which is something you should never do after your first draft). To ensure you never give up, this class, through a combination of lectures, in-class exercises, workshops, discussions, and homework, will take a draft of your manuscript (either fiction or narrative non-fiction) through a recursive rewriting process. You’ll refine and improve elements such as points of view, narrative consistency, and structural design. The result will be a better manuscript, and you’ll have the knowledge to effectively critique your own writing.

Schedule

6 Wed, 18:30 – 21:00

Start Date

March 22, 2017

End Date

April 26, 2017

Instructor

TBA

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91013

Story Structure: How to Build a Story
Spring 2017
$369
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Good stories don’t just happen – they’re built. Like a blueprint, you need a sound structure to build an effective emotional journey for your readers. Through a combination of lectures, in-class exercises, workshops, discussions, and homework, we’ll explore both common and unconventional story shapes used in fiction. We’ll also look at genre conventions, three-act structure, and the hero’s journey, to develop the tools you will need to build emotionally satisfying stories again and again.

Schedule

6 Sat, 09:30 – 12:00

Start Date

March 18, 2017

End Date

April 29, 2017

Instructor

TBA

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91012

Notes

No class Apr 15

How to Write Convincing Dialogue
Spring 2017
$369
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Sharpen your writing skills and challenge yourself to write brilliant, engaging – yet believable – dialogue that connects with your audience. By studying examples from various works, practising in-class, and doing assignments at home, you will gain an understanding of what effective dialogue is, and then learn to create it. By the end of the course, you will know how to write dialogue “from the inside out”, distinguish between “real” and “interesting” dialogue, engage in eavesdropping to hone the ear, practise writing like an actor (using objectives and tactics), understand the difference between “story logic” and “character logic”, and use value shifts to heighten intensity. Bring your desire to learn and experiment! This course is relevant for new, as well as experienced, writers.

Schedule

6 Tue, 18:30 – 21:00

Start Date

February 21, 2017

End Date

March 28, 2017

Instructor

S. Neufeld

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91019

Life Drawing
Spring 2017
$449
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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 while improving your drawing skills under the guidance of an expert instructor, Moh Ghoreishi, who teaches in the University’s Commercial Animation program. 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.

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Drawing and Design Basics
Mixed Media Painting: Surface, Collage, Photo Transfer

Schedule

8 Thu, 18:00 – 21:00

Start Date

February 16, 2017

End Date

April 06, 2017

Instructor

M. Ghoreishi

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91015

Drawing and Design Basics
Spring 2017
$439
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Through personalized instruction and inspiring in-class assignments, you produce seven to nine pieces of illustration and design. Projects include pattern as storytelling, portraiture, typography, collage, scratchboard, linoblock printing, and more. As you grow familiar with studio materials and design concepts, you’ll be able to express your creativity in original and exciting new ways. The course focuses on mostly black and white solutions, and does not include Life Drawing.

This course is taught by IDEA instructor and professional illustrator Pascal Milelli, and is perfect for students wanting to continue building their portfolio. Newbies welcome too! Course fee includes supplies.

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Life Drawing
Mixed Media Painting: Surface, Collage, Photo Transfer

Schedule

8 Tue, 18:30 – 21:30

Start Date

January 31, 2017

End Date

March 21, 2017

Instructor

P. Milelli

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91036

Digital Photography in a Snap
Spring 2017
$198
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You’ll be amazed at how one day can make a world of difference to your photography. In this introduction to digital photography course, you will learn the features, controls and settings on your digital camera, and how to navigate the different menus. Then, you get to test out your new camera knowledge, and experiment with the concepts you’ve learned, under the guidance of a professional photographer and expert teacher.

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New Skills for Digital Photography
Enhance & Organize your Photos with Adobe Lightroom
Adobe Photoshop Fundamentals
Mixed Media Painting: Surface, Collage, Photo Transfer

Schedule

1 Sat, 09:30 – 13:30

Date

February 18, 2017

Instructor

M. Orozco

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91027

New Skills for Digital Photography
Spring 2017
$389
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You’ve started your journey into digital photography and you know the camera basics. Now, take the next step and gain a better understanding of how to create great photographs. In this hands-on, interactive course, you will learn lighting techniques for portraits, landscapes, products, and food. You will apply this new knowledge through in-class photo sessions and demonstrations, while becoming a master of your camera’s features, and learning photographic concepts as you go. This class will also cover key best practices for editing, printing, emailing and archiving images.

PREREQUISITES: Digital Photography in a Snap, or a basic understanding of digital photography and your camera’s features.

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Enhance & Organize your Photos with Adobe Lightroom
Adobe Photoshop Fundamentals
Mixed Media Painting: Surface, Collage, Photo Transfer

Schedule

4 Sat, 09:30 – 12:30

Start Date

February 25, 2017

End Date

March 18, 2017

Instructor

M. Orozco

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91029

Enhance & Organize your Photos with Adobe Lightroom
Spring 2017
$389
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You know how to shoot your photos, but do you know how to organize them and make them look the best they can? This course will teach 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 is simple enough for beginners, but also powerful enough for professionals.

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New Skills for Digital Photography
Adobe Photoshop Fundamentals
Mixed Media Painting: Surface, Collage, Photo Transfer

Schedule

6 Thu, 18:00 – 20:30

Start Date

April 20, 2017

End Date

May 25, 2017

Instructor

M. Orozco

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91028

Adobe Photoshop Fundamentals
Spring 2017
$415
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Whether you are a print or web designer, social media marketer, photographer, or beginner, Photoshop will make your images look great. In this course, you learn basic Photoshop skills from image editing, resizing and retouching, to making adjustments and combining images with layers, and optimizing for web and print. Topics covered include essential tools and palettes, resizing, cropping and resolution, optimizing file size and graphic quality for print and web, lighting & colour corrections, creating composite layered images, retouching and restoring photos, layers, selections & layer masks, adding text to images, grid-based layout and working with type and colour. Time will be provided to work on personal photos. Basic photography experience would be an asset but is not required. Note that this course is taught in a PC lab, but is compatible for Mac users.

PREREQUISITES: Good computer skills including file and folder management, and working with file formats and shared network drives and/or Dropbox. Familiarity with a personal computer, mouse, simple keyboard shortcuts, and Windows operating system.
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New Skills for Digital Photography
Enhance & Organize your Photos with Adobe Lightroom
HTML & CSS Web Fundamentals
Create Your Own Website or Blog with WordPress

Schedule

6 Wed, 18:30 – 21:00

Start Date

March 08, 2017

End Date

April 12, 2017

Instructor

J. Neufeld

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91006

Mixed Media Painting: Surface, Collage, Photo Transfer
Spring 2017
$189
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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 (cash only) at the first class.

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New Skills for Digital Photography
Enhance & Organize your Photos with Adobe Lightroom

Schedule

1 Sat & 1 Sun, 10:00 – 16:30

Start Date

May 27, 2017

End Date

May 28, 2017

Instructor

S. Bartlett

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91016

Microsoft PowerPoint FastTrack
Spring 2017
$289
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Master PowerPoint! In this intensive and fast-paced course, you learn how to build effective business presentations using the main features and functionality of PowerPoint. Discover how to create effective presentations based on templates, incorporating text, formatting objects, graphics, charts and tables, as well as transitions and special effects. Best practices will also be covered. Knowledge of other Microsoft applications would be an asset but is not required. Training will be based on Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 and be given on a PC.

PREREQUISITES: Familiarity with a personal computer, mouse, keyboard, and Windows operating system. Knowledge of other Microsoft applications an asset, but not required.

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Microsoft Outlook FastTrack
Microsoft Excel FastTrack
Microsoft Word 2013 Level 1: Master the Basics

Schedule

1 Fri, 09:00 – 16:00

Date

April 21, 2017

Instructor

P. Robertshaw

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91035

Microsoft Outlook FastTrack
Spring 2017
$289
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Take control of your inbox and your calendar! In this course, you will learn essential skills to effectively manage your time, meetings and email communication using advanced functions in Outlook such as folders, rules, task functions and Quick Steps. The course is fast paced, interactive and hands-on and will also include tips on good working habits in order to more effectively using the software. It is relevant to new or current users of Outlook who have basic experience with the main functions. Training will be given on a PC and is based on Microsoft Outlook 2013.

PREREQUISITES: Familiarity with a personal computer, mouse, keyboard, and Windows operating system, as well as basic working knowledge of Outlook. Knowledge of other Microsoft applications an asset, but not required.

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Microsoft PowerPoint FastTrack
Microsoft Excel FastTrack
Microsoft Word 2013 Level 1: Master the Basics

Schedule

1 Fri, 09:00 – 16:00

Date

March 03, 2017

Instructor

M. Kang

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91032

Microsoft Excel FastTrack
Spring 2017
$289
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Learn real world Excel functions and features that will immediately boost your productivity, increase your efficiency and get your job done quicker! 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 will include analyzing or ranking data, working with text, creating charts, complex formulas, controlling data input, conditional formatting, pivot tables and an overview on the power of automation using macro VBA programming. Training will be based on Microsoft Excel 2013, and be given on a PC.

PREREQUISITES: Basic working knowledge of Excel.

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Microsoft Outlook FastTrack
Microsoft Excel 2013 Level 1: Daily Business Applications
Microsoft Excel 2013 Level 2: Designing Better Worksheets

Schedule

1 Fri, 09:00 – 16:00

Date

April 28, 2017

Instructor

L. Ribeiro

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91026

Microsoft Excel 2013 Level 1: Daily Business Applications
Spring 2017
$315
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No spreadsheet experience necessary! This hands-on course for beginners shows you how to create typical numerical business reports. Learn how to manage worksheets by copying, moving and editing cells, columns and rows. Create common business calculations with formulas and functions. Use themes and styles to give your worksheets professional flair, and discover the ins and outs of printing workbooks. Course material will be provided in class.

PREREQUISITES: Basic knowledge of how to use a computer, keyboard, mouse and Windows operating system.

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Microsoft Excel 2013 Level 2: Designing Better Worksheets
Microsoft Excel 2013 Level 3: Data Analysis
Microsoft Excel FastTrack
Microsoft Word 2013 Level 1: Master the Basics

Schedule

4 Thu, 18:30 – 21:15

Start Date

February 09, 2017

End Date

March 02, 2017

Instructor

M. Vahid-Massoudi

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91044

Microsoft Excel 2013 Level 2: Designing Better Worksheets
Spring 2017
$315
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This course is for the information worker who wants hands-on experience learning intermediate and advanced Excel features for business reports, including charts showing trends or patterns, or table and database functions. Learn how to design and print charts, draw and format shapes, WordArt, images, and graphic objects. Organize data by creating and modifying ranges and tables. Learn to sort and filter data as well as customize the toolbar and ribbon. You will also learn how to use hyperlinks, import and export data, and create basic macros. Course material will be provided in class.

PREREQUISITES: Knowledge of the Excel Level 1 course, or equivalent is required.

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Microsoft Excel 2013 Level 3: Data Analysis
Microsoft Excel FastTrack

Schedule

4 Thu, 18:30 – 21:15

Start Date

March 09, 2017

End Date

March 30, 2017

Instructor

M. Vahid-Massoudi

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91045

Microsoft Excel 2013 Level 3: Data Analysis
Spring 2017
$389
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This unique course brings Excel data analysis features under one umbrella, equipping you with solid skills for data analysis and data management. The course is relevant to decision-makers and business managers, who need to make sense of data, as well as to the competent Excel user and data analyst, who need the features for their everyday work. Topics covered are table tabularization, PivotTables and Pivot Charts, organizing data and scenarios, basic statistical functions and forecasting using time-based data. At the end of this course you will be able to visualize data and create statistical analysis as a basis for business and everyday life decision–making. The course is based on Microsoft Excel 2013. A combination of web resources, articles and videos will be introduced.

PREREQUISITES: Knowledge of the Excel Level 2 course, or equivalent is required.

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Microsoft Excel FastTrack

Schedule

5 Thu, 18:30 – 21:30

Start Date

April 20, 2017

End Date

May 18, 2017

Instructor

M. Vahid-Massoudi

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91046

Microsoft Word 2013 Level 1: Master the Basics
Spring 2017
$315
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Create professional-looking documents using some of the introductory features of Word. This 4-week course will open your eyes to the extensive tools available in Word, and helps you build a solid foundation of skills before moving on to Level 2. This course is based on Microsoft Word 2013, but is also applicable to Word 2010. Please bring a 3-ring binder and a flash-drive to class. This course does not work from a textbook. Training will be given on a PC.

PREREQUISITES: Familiarity with a personal computer, mouse, keyboard, and Windows operating system.

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Microsoft Word 2013 Level 2: Advanced Graphics & Formatting
Microsoft Excel 2013 Level 1: Daily Business Applications
Microsoft PowerPoint FastTrack
Microsoft Outlook FastTrack

Schedule

4 Mon, 18:15 – 21:00

Start Date

January 30, 2017

End Date

February 27, 2017

Instructor

P. Robertshaw

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91033

Notes

No class Feb 13

Microsoft Word 2013 Level 2: Advanced Graphics & Formatting
Spring 2017
$315
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Building on your basic Word skills, this fast-paced course extends your knowledge of Word 2013. You will add graphics and apply advanced formatting to your documents with emphasis on discovering features to improve efficiency and increase your working speed. Features such as lists, tables and more complex layouts will be explored and mastered. Please bring a 3-ring binder and flash-drive. This course does not work from a textbook. Training will be given on a PC.

PREREQUISITES: Knowledge of the Word Level 1 course, or equivalent is required.

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Microsoft Excel 2013 Level 1: Daily Business Applications
Microsoft PowerPoint FastTrack
Microsoft Excel FastTrack

Schedule

2 Wed, 09:30 – 13:00

Start Date

April 05, 2017

End Date

April 12, 2017

Instructor

P. Robertshaw

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91034

Adobe InDesign Fundamentals
Spring 2017
$415
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Create fantastic looking digital and print files! In this hands-on course, you will 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 layout 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.
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Create Your Own Website or Blog with WordPress

Schedule

6 Wed, 18:30 – 21:00

Start Date

March 08, 2017

End Date

April 12, 2017

Instructor

T. Boytinck

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91020

Email & Newsletter Marketing
Spring 2017
$369
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Email offers a cost-effective way to market new products and services. It still has the highest ROI of all digital marketing, and if used right, can really build loyalty and drive business. This course is relevant to anyone who wants to learn how to plan an effective email campaign, create fantastic templates and reach more of the right people. Topics include determining which tools to use, setting up newsletter templates, administration, and content text optimization. You will also learn how to measure the success of your campaigns. Prepare to get your emails noticed after this hands-on and practical course! If in doubt, please contact us for a detailed outline.

PREREQUISITES: Good computer skills are required. Some experience with basic website administration or marketing is an asset.
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Social Media Fundamentals
Introduction to SEO, Google AdWords, and Google Analytics
Digital Content Marketing Strategy

Schedule

4 Tue, 18:30 – 21:00

Start Date

February 28, 2017

End Date

March 21, 2017

Instructor

M. Petrovic

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91023

Introduction to SEO, Google AdWords, and Google Analytics
Spring 2017
$415
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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Google AdWords are two of the primary ways websites can increase their visibility on Google. Increased visibility leads to more website visitors, which in turn can lead to more sales. Businesses interested in achieving greater online exposure need to implement SEO and AdWords campaigns in order to achieve this. It is crucial to analyze site visits data to detect what is working in an organization’s online marketing initiatives, and where there is room for improvement – that’s where Google Analytics comes in. Geared towards professionals and small businesses, this course will teach you the fundamentals of SEO, Google AdWords campaigns, as well as how to interpret Google Analytics reports. You will have the opportunity to work on real-life examples in a group setting. If in doubt, please contact us for a detailed outline.

PREREQUISITES: Good computer skills are required. Some experience with basic website administration or marketing is an asset.
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Social Media Fundamentals
Digital Content Marketing Strategy
Email & Newsletter Marketing

Schedule

6 Tue, 18:30 – 21:00

Start Date

March 28, 2017

End Date

May 09, 2017

Instructor

M. Petrovic

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91025

Notes

No class May 2

Digital Content Marketing Strategy
Spring 2017
$389
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Ever looked at your social media channels and wondered how or what you should post next? If so, whether you are working in marketing or social media, are an entrepreneur or a manager of a small business, this course is for you! This course will teach you how to create visual, written and other forms of social media content within a consistent strategy. We’ll go far 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 Mastery or Social Media Fundamentals course prior to enrolling in this course. Access to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts is recommended.
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Social Media Fundamentals
Social Media Mastery: Unleash a Successful Online Personal Brand
Introduction to SEO, Google AdWords, and Google Analytics

Schedule

4 Thu, 18:30 – 21:00

Start Date

March 30, 2017

End Date

April 20, 2017

Instructor

C. Galway

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91022

Social Media Fundamentals
Spring 2017
$369
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This hands-on foundational course will help you 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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Introduction to SEO, Google AdWords, and Google Analytics
Digital Content Marketing Strategy

Schedule

4 Thu, 18:30 – 21:00

Start Date

February 16, 2017

End Date

March 09, 2017

Instructor

C. Galway

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91031

HTML & CSS Web Fundamentals
Spring 2017
$389
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Regardless of your profession, HTML and CSS are great skills to have. And even a little knowledge of how websites work, can make a big difference in your marketing or digital design career. The good news is that writing HTML & CSS from scratch is fast and easy. With a solid foundation in modern HTML & CSS coding, you can design a website exactly the way you want, have the skills to edit websites created with other tools like WordPress or Dreamweaver, and have a deeper understanding of the web. 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 have the knowledge to decipher HTML and CSS code from other websites to aid in further learning.

PREREQUISITES: Strong keyboarding and file management skills required.

REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: HTML and CSS: Visual QuickStart Guide (8th Edition) by Elizabeth Castro & Bruce Hyslop, available at Chapters and Amazon. Please purchase and bring to first class.
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Create Your Own Website or Blog with WordPress
Adobe Photoshop Fundamentals
Adobe InDesign Fundamentals

Schedule

6 Wed, 18:30 – 21:00

Start Date

April 19, 2017

End Date

May 24, 2017

Instructor

J. Neufeld

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91010

Bookkeeping Basics
Spring 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? The course covers the basics of practical accounting procedures, including assets and liabilities, equity, revenue and expenses. You will 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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QuickBooks 1 for Bookkeepers
Quickbooks for Small Business Owners & Managers
Intro to Accounting

Schedule

3 Sat, 09:30 – 14:30

Start Date

January 21, 2017

End Date

February 04, 2017

Instructor

L. Scott

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91003

Quickbooks 1 for Bookkeepers
Spring 2017
$389
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QuickBooks, because of its user-friendly interface, is an accounting application recommended for entrepreneurs and small business owners. 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, prepare cheques, record credit card charges and reconcile bank accounts and credit cards. You will also discover how to create sales invoices and manage customer accounts as well as get an introduction on how to set up payroll. This course is ideal for anyone new to QuickBooks and for those who want to use it as a solution to their financial reporting needs.

PREREQUISITES: Bookkeeping Basics, or a basic understanding of bookkeeping.

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QuickBooks 2 for Bookkeepers
QuickBooks for Small Business Owners & Managers
Intro to Accounting

Schedule

6 Sat, 09:30 – 12:30

Start Date

February 18, 2017

End Date

March 25, 2017

Instructor

L. Scott

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91004

Quickbooks 2 for Bookkeepers
Spring 2017
$389
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Learn to 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 also 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. If in doubt, please contact us for a detailed outline.

PREREQUISITES: QuickBooks 1 for Bookkeepers, or similar experience.

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Bookkeeping Basics
QuickBooks for Small Business Owners & Managers
Intro to Accounting

Schedule

6 Wed, 18:30 – 21:30

Start Date

February 22, 2017

End Date

March 29, 2017

Instructor

L. Scott

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91008

Quickbooks for Small Business Owners & Managers
Spring 2017
$279
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How do you get the report you want from QuickBooks? Can you use it for budgeting? Is QuickBooks the right accounting solution for your business? In this overview of QuickBooks for managers, you will gain an understanding of how to use the software as a valuable tool to manage your business, even if you are not the one doing the books on a daily basis. You will become comfortable using the reporting and budgeting features, and will gain an understanding of what editions, versions and modules (including payroll), may be most beneficial to your particular business.

PREREQUISITES: Intro to Accounting, Bookkeeping Basics, or basic accounting knowledge.

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QuickBooks 1 for Bookkeepers

Schedule

3 Wed, 18:30 – 21:00

Start Date

April 19, 2017

End Date

May 03, 2017

Instructor

L. Scott

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91009

Motion Picture Industry Orientation (January 14-15)
Spring 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

Sat, 10:00 – 16:00 & Sun, 10:00 – 14:00

Start Date

January 14, 2017

End Date

January 15, 2017

Instructor

J. Still

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91037

Motion Picture Industry Orientation (February 4-5)
Spring 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

Sat, 10:00 – 16:00 & Sun, 10:00 – 14:00

Start Date

February 04, 2017

End Date

February 05, 2017

Instructor

J. Still

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91038

Motion Picture Industry Orientation (February 25-26)
Spring 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

Sat, 10:00 – 16:00 & Sun, 10:00 – 14:00

Start Date

February 25, 2017

End Date

February 26, 2017

Instructor

J. Still

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91039

Motion Picture Industry Orientation (March 18-19)
Spring 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

Sat, 10:00 – 16:00 & Sun, 10:00 – 14:00

Start Date

March 18, 2017

End Date

March 19, 2017

Instructor

J. Still

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91040

Mindfulness Practices for Life & Leadership
Spring 2017
$269
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This course is relevant for anyone looking to become better at being present, mindful and balanced at work, at home, as a leader, as a parent and as a working professional balancing multiple priorities in day-to-day life. Learn to draw on your own inner resources to create a healthy balance in your personal and professional life, reduce stress, be mindful and experience increased emotional strength, resiliency and renewal for healing. You will learn to ground yourself in the present moment, and learn how to work with uncomfortable mind states through clinically proven mindfulness practices and exercises, such as breathing techniques, relaxation and walking meditation.

Please bring your own mat, blanket, cushions, water, snacks and a lunch.

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Boost Your Productivity with Focus Management

Schedule

1 Sat, 09:30 – 15:30

Date

March 25, 2017

Instructor

N. Fields

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91005

Boost Your Productivity with Focus Management
Spring 2017
$369
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As the pace of everyday life increases, more and more demands are being made on our time. As a result, we get caught in the trap of ‘busyness’ instead of focusing on our most important goals. This course will show you how to protect your focus as well as manage your time and energy so you can perform at your productive best. From dealing with interruptions and distractions to organizing your schedule and email, you will gain tools to tackle even the most challenging days. You will build your own customized system for managing all of your tasks and projects, making sure that your actions are in line with your personal and professional goals. Finally, you will get to test-drive some of the most powerful apps and software designed to improve your effectiveness. Come prepared to change your focus, enjoy less stress and increase your productivity!

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Mindfulness Practices for Life & Leadership
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Social Media Fundamentals

Schedule

4 Wed, 18:30 – 21:00

Start Date

February 22, 2017

End Date

March 15, 2017

Instructor

S. Friesen

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91018

Social Media Mastery: Unleash a Successful Online Personal Brand
Spring 2017
$369
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Use the massive reach of the key social media channels – LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter – to build personal brand online that tells your story when potential clients or employers Google you. Discover the three steps for building a brand on any social media channel, and learn top tips, tools and techniques to keep fans and followers engaged by effortlessly creating, publishing and curating engaging content. In addition, you discover the secrets – as well as the dos and don’ts – of social media masters. This course is hands-on and very dynamic so come prepared to be fully engaged!
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Social Media Fundamentals

Schedule

4 Mon, 18:00 – 20:30

Start Date

March 20, 2017

End Date

April 10, 2017

Instructor

H. Hallak

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91021

Intro to Accounting
Spring 2017
$389
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Small business owners, managers and entrepreneurs – this is for you! This course provides you with a basic introduction to the key concepts of financial accounting and covers day-to-day business accounting functions. Through theory, hands-on practice and examples, you will learn the fundamental tools and analysis (including what questions to ask your bookkeeper) as well as how to identify key trends and indicators of financial health. You will 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 control, depreciation of assets, bank reconciliations and internal controls.

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Schedule

6 Wed, 18:30 – 21:00

Start Date

February 22, 2017

End Date

April 05, 2017

Instructor

L. Oikawa

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91017

Notes

No class Mar 15

Create Your Own Website or Blog with WordPress
Spring 2017
$389
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Learn the basics of creating a website with the easy-to-install WordPress, a leading Content Management System (CMS) for many of today’s websites. 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. Taught in a PC lab but 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 (copy and paste). Photoshop experience an asset but not required.
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HTML & CSS Web Fundamentals
Adobe Photoshop Fundamentals
Social Media Fundamentals
Digital Content Marketing Strategy

Schedule

6 Wed, 18:30 – 21:00

Start Date

January 25, 2017

End Date

March 01, 2017

Instructor

J. Neufeld

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91002

NewStart Training Program (Sunshine Coast)
Fall 2016
$255
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Have you or your family been impacted by the changes at Howe Sound Pulp & Paper?

Enroll for employment and pre-trades training. Customize your program by choosing some or all of the modules below for one low price!

Modules include:

  • Entrepreneurial Job Search
  • Accounting/Bookkeeping
  • WorldHost Fundamentals
  • Communications in the Workplace
  • Project Management
  • Leadership Skills
  • Certificate training – pre trades:
    • WHMIS
    • Dangerous Goods (TDG) & H2S Aware
    • OFA Level 1

Note: Anyone is eligible, so register now! Priority seating will be given to HSPP employees affected by the layoffs and their families and indirectly impacted individuals (i.e., small business owners in Gibsons).

For more information, please email Heather Ingram at  heatheringram@capilanou.ca

Start Date

October 31, 2016

End Date

December 9, 2016

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93043