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Tailored to the needs of industry in Northern BC, the 50-day Environmental Monitoring Assistant Program (EMAP) prepares students for entry-level fieldwork with a focus on environmental monitoring. 

Course topics include:

  • Environmental Protection
  • Data Collection Methods and Information Management
  • Site...

Instruction, tutorials, small group experiences, and on-going self-assessment will provide the learner with an opportunity to learn and to adopt methods which will enhance his/her success in the online environment. Each session builds on previous content and anticipates the session which follows, thus building a framework for success.

This course provides the learner with the necessary techniques to keyboard accurately at a minimum of 30 words per minute in a 5 minute timing using the alpha and numeric keyboard. Keyboarding accuracy is a valuable skill for all. You do not need to be a student of Business Technology to take this course; however, this course or the equivalent...

The Windows Section is designed to provide you with an introduction to Microsoft Vista, XP and Windows 7 versions. You will learn to manipulate the Windows environment, use Windows Accessories, and use My Computer and Windows Explorer to manage files and folders.
The Internet Section is designed to provide you with an introduction to the...

An introduction to Outlook, including hands-on training in the use of email for online communications, calendar for managing important dates and appointments, and contacts for the creation and maintenance of an address database. 

Word Processing Level I is designed to teach the learner the basic functions of a word processing program as well as how to properly format documents such as letters and memoranda. Although you will be required to use Microsoft Word to complete this course, many of the skills you will obtain are generic and can be transferred to most word...

The dynamic office of today requires that office workers demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, think critically, apply problem-solving skills and work effectively with other members of the office team. The rapid pace of change in the office of today demands that office workers have the ability to develop new skills and understand...

This course focuses on correct English usage in a business environment and provides a comprehensive review of grammar, punctuation, and style, as well as business spelling and vocabulary development. The course materials are presented in small, easily manageable learning segments.

Why study business English? Employers continually report...

This course concentrates on personal and professional development skills needed by workers in today’s workplace. These skills include self-examination and assessment, development of effective communication skills, interpersonal skills, client relations, teamwork, problem solving, and an understanding of business ethics.

 

Job Search Techniques will assist you in developing successful job search strategies for today’s competitive and changing job market. Topics will include self-assessment, employability skill testing, job search strategies and research, using the Internet for job search and career planning, networking, resumes, employment related communications...

The amount of information created and used in offices has increased significantly in recent years. Records, which contain all of the daily information necessary to the operation of any business, need to be managed effectively and efficiently. In today’s office, maintaining the integrity of the records system means that all office workers need...

This course is designed to equip the learner with the following skills: manual dexterity exemplified in speed and accuracy in performing addition, multiplication, subtraction, and division functions on electronic desk calculators; applying these skills in basic business mathematic problems on the calculators using the most efficient and...

Accounting I is an introduction to manual accounting. Emphasis will be placed on fundamental accounting principles and their application in day-to-day business situations. This course is based on a service business organized as a sole proprietorship.

This course covers basic bookkeeping and accounting skills including double-entry...

Accounting II is an intermediate approach to manual accounting. This 90-hour course is designed to provide additional knowledge in common accounting systems including sales, purchases, taxes, inventory, and payroll. The concepts will be presented in the context of a merchandising business. Students will study payroll concepts and principles,...

A study of desktop publishing functions; elements of page design and organizational tools; and the planning, design, and production process. Students will apply word processing and desktop publishing software, as well as integration elements, to produce publications such as letterheads, flyers, brochures, business forms, web pages and...

Through an integrated project approach, appropriate software applications for a business office are examined. Learners demonstrate their word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, and presentation knowledge, as well as their decision-making, prioritizing, and other administrative skills.

Word Processing Level II is a continuation of Word Processing Level I. The course will cover additional instruction and practice with letter styles, tables, charts and reports plus many advanced features of word processing software such as merge, macros, outlines, graphics and styles. 

This course teaches you how to plan, organize and write correct and effective “reader friendly” business documents appropriate for use in today’s global business environment. You will learn how to write business letters, memos, reports and electronic messages.

This course introduces you to the Microsoft Access database management system. It will focus on planning, designing, and creating a database to meet the information management needs of today’s workplace. You will learn terminology, database concepts and features of relational databases. You will use various commands and features to create...

Using PowerPoint Presentation software, students will apply appropriate design concepts to present data and information in a colourful and well-organized format. Students will learn how to use design templates, apply various attributes and include a variety of objects to create, modify, save and deliver presentations.

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