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Course # Courses Length (Hours) Distance Status
GINT0201 A Landlord's Rights and Obligations in Ontario

Description: This workshop will cover the do's and don'ts of purchasing, renting and managing residential rental property in Ontario. Many landlords have little knowledge of current Ontario housing laws, leaving them highly vulnerable to tenants who take advantage of the law's bias in their favor. This workshop will guide you through your rights and obligations as a landlord under the Ontario Landlord Tenant Act. Knowledge is the key to a successful income property!
Hours: 6
Credits: 0
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6   Details
GINT0075 Bed And Breakfast Boot Camp

Description: Have you ever thought of opening a Bed and Breakfast? It can be very rewarding, but you should not go into it without some essential knowledge about the business of B&Bs. Who better to share stories and lessons learned, than the owners of Hillcrest House, Stefan and Wendy Schuster. Over 20 years of experience in hospitality and service, we will ensure a lively and relevant learning experience. The course covers everything from getting started, rules and regulations to hosting, design, marketing plus... includes a comprehensive manual and 1 year free subscription to BBCanada.com.
Hours: 10
Credits: 0
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10   Details
GINT0702 Building Wealth Through Real Estate Level 1

Description: Across the country, ordinary Canadians are building wealth and freedom by real estate investing. The return from owning investment property can pay for a child's education; fund retirement; and provide passive income for leisure activities and hobbies. Learn how to research and finance properties that will attract good tenants who will pay the mortgage for you, while you enjoy the cash flow and appreciation your properties provide. In this course you'll learn how to get started, the top common costly mistakes newbie investors make and how to avoid them, and why real estate is safer than, and outperforming, stocks and bonds over the long term. This course is taught by Tahani Aburaneh, one of Canada's leading experts in real estate investing and bestselling author of Real Estate Riches.
Hours: 3
Credits: 0
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3   Details
COMM1752 Genealogy Basics

Description: Tracing your family's history is a fascinating journey. Who will you discover? Genealogy Basics will help you understand the genealogy research process and the way we interpret the information we find. This course guides you through the search process for family names using several subscription-based Web sites, which you can access while you're enrolled in the class. Along the way, you'll learn through hands-on examples that help you dig deeper into your family's past. You'll develop a strategy to accomplish your objectives, evaluate the results, and share that information with others. You'll discover, in simple terms, where to look, who to contact, and how to make your family history come alive. Was it truth or goof? Where's the proof? Find out why close counts not only in horseshoes, but also in hunting your heritage. www.ed2go.com/conestoga
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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24 Yes Details
COMM1941 Get Funny

Description: Humor enhances everything you do, no matter whether you're looking to deliver better presentations, increase your marketability as a writer, deliver more hits to a Web site, or simply become friendlier and more outgoing. Whether you're naturally funny or want to be, this hilarious course will help you sharpen your wit. NOTE: This course cannot be used as a credit towards Conestoga programs.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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24 Yes Details
OLRN1915 The World of Astronomy

Description: Astronomy is the study of all that which is beyond the Earth. This course examines the visible features of the sky?Moon, Sun, planets, stars, constellations, meteors and galaxies. Students will learn how to ?navigate across the night sky' by moving from constellation to constellation in a logical and progressive manner. In addition, students will examine the content of key constellations in detail and develop skills in analyzing and explaining unique astronomical phenomena.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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45 Yes Details
SOC1001 Understanding Adolescents

Description: To know your kids is to love them. In this course, an experienced social worker will help you gain a deep understanding and appreciation of your adolescent's development and behavior. You'll uncover the secrets of the adolescent mind and gain valuable information on how they think, how they feel, how their identities develop, and what steps you can take to ensure that you are well prepared to meet the needs of the teens in your life. NOTE: This course cannot be used as a credit towards Conestoga programs.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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24 Yes Details
GINT0560 Understanding Guitar - Electronics

Description: Understanding how your guitar really works is the key to maintaining it and enhancing your playing experience. Instructor Bob Egan knows a lot about this. He has played professionally for over 20 years with Blue Rodeo and Wilco, and has run guitar repair shops since the 1980's. Bob feels that ?Every guitar has a sweet spot where it sings and becomes an extension of you.? Understand how to find your guitar's sweet spot in this comprehensive and exciting course.

This course provides students with the knowledge of how guitar electronics work. Students will learn how to diagnose common electronic problems and read schematic diagrams. They will gain an understanding of basic signal flow and how switches, potentiometers and jacks control that flow. They will also gain hands on experience wiring popular guitars using hand tools such as a soldering iron, a voltage meter, wire cutters and wire strippers.
located at 44 Gaukel - across from the bus terminal on the corner of Gaukel and Charles Streets - entry via the main doors which have the wooden steps and railings.

Parking is either short term street parking or for longer than 2 hours then the paid city parking lot which is located directly behind the building.
Hours: 18
Credits: 0
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18   Details
GINT0550 Understanding Guitar - Form, Function and Maintenance

Description: Understanding how your guitar really works is the key to maintaining it and enhancing your playing experience. Instructor Bob Egan knows a lot about this. He has played professionally for over 20 years with Blue Rodeo and Wilco, and has run guitar repair shops since the 1980's. Bob feels that ?Every guitar has a sweet spot where it sings and becomes an extension of you.? Understand how to find your guitar's sweet spot in this comprehensive and exciting course.

This course provides students with the knowledge of how the most popular acoustic and electric guitars are designed and why they function like they do. This will serve as the basis for understanding the fundamental maintenance required for optimal playability and tone. Students will gain hands on experience maintaining guitars (set-ups) and performing basic, common repairs using a variety of specialized hand tools.

located at 44 Gaukel - across from the bus terminal on the corner of Gaukel and Charles Streets - entry via the main doors which have the wooden steps and railings.

Parking is either short term street parking or for longer than 2 hours then the paid city parking lot which is located directly behind the building.
Hours: 18
Credits: 0
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18   Details
GINT0570 Understanding Guitar - Frets and Necks

Description: This course provides students with the knowledge of how guitar frets and necks function. Students will learn how to ?read? necks and determine the proper course of action to optimize the playability of the guitar. They will gain an understanding of how wood reacts to tension and humidity, and how frets wear, change their profile/height and become unseated. They will also gain hands on experience sanding fingerboards, and leveling, re-crowning and replacing frets.

Understanding how your guitar really works is the key to maintaining it and enhancing your playing experience. Instructor Bob Egan knows a lot about this. He has played professionally for over 20 years with Blue Rodeo and Wilco, and has run guitar repair shops since the 1980's. Bob feels that ?Every guitar has a sweet spot where it sings and becomes an extension of you.? Understand how to find your guitar's sweet spot in this comprehensive and exciting course.
located at 44 Gaukel - across from the bus terminal on the corner of Gaukel and Charles Streets - entry via the main doors which have the wooden steps and railings.



Parking is either short term street parking or for longer than 2 hours then the paid city parking lot which is located directly behind the building.
Hours: 18
Credits: 0
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

18   Details

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