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OLRN1715 Accounting Basics I

Description: Introduces the student to how accounting information is used by, and meets the needs of both internal and external users through effective and efficient communication as well as what accounting information is required by a business concern to reflect clearly the operating results of the enterprise over its operating life. Students will also be introduced to generally accepted accounting principles,the interpretation and preparation of financial statements and how this information is recorded in the various business records.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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OLRN1725 Accounting Basics II

Description: In this second of the two introductory accounting courses, students will expand their understanding of accounting principles and concepts while covering specific topics including: capital assets, corporations' shareholders' equity, and bonds payable. Preparation of the Statements of Retained Earnings and Cash flows will also be covered. Finally, the students will expand their understanding of the role of financial statement users by studying financial statement analysis.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: OLRN1715
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BUS1770 Achieving Success with Difficult People

Description: Do you know people whose behavior makes completing even the simplest tasks difficult? Would you like to learn how to have more successful relationships with difficult bosses, co-workers, students, neighbors or family members? Join this class and get helpful information for understanding yourself, solving people problems, and improving your relationships and personal and professional productivity.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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COMP1626 Achieving Top Search Engine Positions

Description: The vast majority of Web traffic comes from search engines. That means the most important thing you can do to increase your Web site's traffic is to improve its search engine ranking. To do that, you have to understand both the art and science of search engine optimization (SEO). In this course, you'll learn proven, step-by-step SEO strategies that you can implement right away. Join us for a six-week journey to achieving the highest position with the major search engines! This course cannot be used as credit towards Conestoga College programs.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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BUS1910 Administrative Assistant Fundamentals

Description: This course will help you discover and master the essentials of managerial and staff support, information and records management, communications technology, travel and meeting coordination, space planning, and office ergonomics. You'll become an indispensable member of your team by identifying opportunities and implementing solutions to turn your office into a high productivity machine.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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BUS1820 Building Teams That Work

Description: Teams are becoming a staple in today's workplace. In this course, you'll learn the components of a successful team and the stages of its development. You'll master the skills you'll need to effectively manage projects, make decisions, and solve problems in a team setting. Plus, you'll have a chance to learn the pitfalls of unhealthy group interaction and minimize any of its effects on your team.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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BUS1931 Business and Marketing Writing

Description: Are you a writer working in the business world? Or a marketing professional responsible for obtaining great marketing copy? Maybe your boss made you the company writer, but you've never had any training. Or maybe you're just interested in a writing or marketing career.

Whatever your background, this fun, introductory course will teach you to write or identify copy that achieves business and marketing goals. Improve your work, your knowledge, your company's image, and your chances of getting hired, promoted or applauded!

Using clear explanations, real-life examples, and an animated style, the course solidifies the relationship between business and marketing principles and written communications. You'll learn how business and marketing objectives affect writing choices. You'll get practical writing instruction in grammar, clarity, structure and more. You'll understand issues unique to this discipline, such as buzzwords, working with a team, and marketing ethics.

Whether you seek to improve your own writing or learn to identify effective copy, this course will help you understand the power of writing - and use it to present a solid, cohesive message to your target audience.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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BUS1940 Business Finance for Non-Finance Personnel

Description: Are you interested in making better business decisions to increase your company's profits, move you up the corporate ladder, and help you reach a better, personal financial position? Then you need to take this course. Using practical explanations and real-life examples, this course will show you how money flows through a typical business. You will learn the basics of how a business operates, including how to develop successful business strategies and how to use financial statements to make better business decisions.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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OLRN1440 Business Law

Description: This course prepares students for a business environment increasingly impacted by laws. It teaches students to have an appreciation for how laws must be understoond and used by management in the conduct of business and provide them with an ability to analyze a business situation from a general legal perspective. Emphasis is placed on contracts, torts, employment law, business organizations, human rights, creditor's rights, and marketing law.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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MATH1002 Business Math

Description: This course provides a review of basic arithmetic and algebra as well as providing students with mathematical tools and concepts needed for other college courses and in future employment. This course is to prepare students for later courses in Business, Finance and Accounting.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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OLRN1181 Contemporary Canadian Issues

Description: A critical understanding of contemporary Canadian issues is essential to being an active member in our democratic society. Students explore a variety of topics and analyze their ethical implications and relevance to Canadian life. Discussions and debates, as well as related interactive activities, offer opportunities to consider recent controversies from different perspectives. Use of a variety of media (e.g. newspapers, articles and electronic resources) allows for indepth reflection on the history of current social and political issues.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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ACCT1350 Cost and Managerial Accounting I

Description: This course introduces managerial accounting concepts and terminology including the elements of a job costing system, the application of cost-volume-profit analysis and the application of job order costing, process costing and activity based costing.
Hours: 48
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ACCT1030 or OLRN1315 or OLRN1715
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ACCT1360 Cost and Managerial Accounting II

Description: This course examines the various approaches to the treatment of fixed manufacturing overhead on income statements, various approaches for measuring performance including use of segmented income statements, various methods of allocating service department costs and the costs of a joint processes, various methods of arriving at prices for products and services, the nature and importance of accounting for quality costs, and various methods of analyzing cost behavior.
Hours: 48
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ACCT1350, COMP1056 or OLRN1087
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BUS1600 Creating a Successful Business Plan

Description: Success in business begins with a plan. By committing your idea to paper, you face tough questions and identify strengths and weaknesses. Business plans are not just for financing purposes; they are working documents to guide your business. For new and established small business owners, the course will start you down the path of small business success. Visit www.ed2go.com/conestoga for more information.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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BUS1933 Distribution and Logistics

Description: Distribution and logistics management is a critical company function. Professionals in this field play a key role in fulfilling customer demands, ordering and managing inventory, controlling inbound and outbound shipments, reducing costs, saving time, and meeting company objectives. This course will not only show you how to create and operate a logistics function, but it will also show you how to achieve success through a combination of strategies and tactics.

All elements of distribution and logistics management will be covered, including physical distribution, warehouse selection, material handling, packaging, order fulfillment, customer service, inventory management, receiving, production stores, and returned goods. The course will also address key technology issues such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), bar coding, electronic data interchange (EDI), electronic commerce (e-commerce), and distribution resource planning (DRP).
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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BUS1610 Effective Selling

Description: The goal of Effective Selling is not to teach you how to make a sale today, but to help you discover how you can easily convert a potential customer into a long term asset. This on-line course will help you lay the groundwork for repeat business and your future success with planning, communication and an understanding of human nature.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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OLRN1250 English 1

Description: Effective communication is important for building relationships and successful functioning in every part of an organization. Through the different modes of reading, writing, speaking, listening, researching, analyzing, and representing information students develop the skills required for communicating effectively in personal and professional environments. Students will create a portfolio that includes communication tools and activities related to their chosen career path. An emphasis is placed on developing skills required for communicating in digital environments.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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OLRN1260 English 2

Description: Recommended: English 1 (Internet) or equivalent.

Students will investigate challenging communication problems that require collecting information, solving problems and making decisions. They will prepare analytical reports, sales and promotional materials, proposals and job search documents. These critical elements of business communications will be studied with an emphasis on clear reporting techniques and powerful persuasive strategies. In addition, students will generate presentations supported by technology, and assess their own communication skills in the context of career demands.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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OLRN1271 Entrepreneurship

Description: For those interested in starting a small business, get first-hand exposure to the benefits and drawbacks of starting a new business and being your own boss. Students will have the opportunity to practice start-up skills through feasibility analysis, the idea pitch, defining markets, targeting customers, operations, and deciding on what type of business to start. Learn about budgeting, forecasting, and cash management. Students will have the opportunity to test their entrepreneurial skills through a real business venture.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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BUS1380 Ethical Issues in Business

Description: An introduction to the study of ethics in business using the Case Study Method. Organizations which are supportive of a positive ethical culture enjoy critical competitive advantages, such as a good reputation and the respect and support of their clients, employees and other stakeholders. This course is designed to assist employees in developing and understanding a framework with which to make ethical decisions. Cases will be drawn from real business situations. Research papers, and case studies will be used to formulate the discussion topics.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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TRAV1045 Exotic Destinations

Description: This fourth course in the series will emphasize tour bookings, modes of transportation, destination geography - focusing on the South Pacific, Asia, the Middle East and Africa - and airline ticketing.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: TRAV1030 or TRAV1035 or TRAV1220
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OLRN1158 Foundations of Mathematics

Description: Provides a review of fundamental math concepts which are required for success in college programs requiring a solid foundation in mathematics. Subject provides a review of fundamental algebra, geometry and trigonometry concept.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
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MGMT1115 Fundamentals of Supervision and Management

Description: If you have recently been promoted to a supervisory or management position or want to learn how to become a more effective manager, this course will help you master the basics of business by learning the language of management. You will learn how to make a successful transition from employee to manager and you'll learn how to manage your time so that you can deal with the constant demands of a managerial job.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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MGMT1125 Fundamentals of Supervision and Management II

Description: Have you ever felt technically prepared for a supervisor's role, yet felt defeated by all of the people issues that seem to arise? You are not alone; many people feel the same way. In this course, you will learn how to be a more effective manager or supervisor. You will master the basics of communication, because effective communication is essential in your quest to be a good manager or supervisor. You will be able to assess your own personality, as well as the personalities of your co-workers and boss.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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COMM1901 Fundamentals of Technical Writing

Description: Do you have a knack for explaining complex subjects in a way that makes them easy to understand? If so, you should consider entering the well-paying field of technical writing. This course will teach you the skills you need to succeed as a technical writer. You will learn how to translate complex information into easily understood language, and how to become a wizard at marrying the art of publishing with the science of technology. You'll learn the secrets of successful technical writers, including technical writing conventions, interviewing skills, desktop publishing and formatting techniques, key tips for developing graphics and templates, documentation management, and how to publish documents both on paper and electronically. You'll also learn how to get your first job as a technical writer, plus tricks of the trade that enable you to create high-quality documentation with less work.

This course cannot be used as credit towards Conestoga College programs.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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BUS1560 High Speed Project Management

Description: The smart project manager must rapidly retool their skill set. This on-line course offers a breakthrough model for dealing with the realities of managing projects at supersonic speeds. Learn to meet and win the challenges of truncated timelines, short-staffed project teams, skimpy budgets and crippling risks. Visit www.ed2go.com/conestoga for more information.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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COMM1398 How to Make Money from Your Writing

Description: You really can make money with your writing. Whether you want to create your own business, add to your income, supplement your retirement, or boost what you're earning as a writer, you'll find the how-to's here.
In just six weeks, I'll share secrets, methods, and tips to help you generate income with your writing. This class includes all the practical information that so rarely gets taught in writing classes.
Now I know in most courses and social groups it's taboo to discuss money . . . but not here. We'll embrace it! Making money is the focus of the lessons.
You'll explore a dozen genres that can help you establish a sometime, part-time, or full-time career as a writer. Along the way, you'll learn methods to work faster, suffer less rejection, and bring home more bacon (even if you're a vegan like me).
You'll get facts on ghostwriting, collaboration, writing for the Web, writing for new technologies, copywriting, article and essay writing, and novel and nonfiction book writing, plus I'll give tips for finding publishers and agents. And you're going to practice different writing techniques in a safe environment as I mentor you.
Please join me for this course. Fulfilling (and lucrative) writing work is waiting for you!
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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BUS1620 Individual Excellence

Description: Develop career-enhancing skills in a single on-line course that covers twelve popular one-day seminar topics, including goal setting, time management, and personal organization. You'll learn how to improve your creative abilities, gain confidence with financial matters, and how to minimize conflict in your life.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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OLRN2022 Intermediate Accounting II

Description: This course is designed to give students an understanding and solid foundation in financial reporting, with a focus on current assets, property, plant, and equipment. Revenue and expense recognition, cash, receivables, and inventory will also be covered.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: OLRN2012
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ACCT1480 Intermediate QuickBooks 2013

Description: Learning how to use QuickBooks to its full potential goes far beyond learning the basic features of the program. Even many experienced QuickBooks users often struggle when applying certain business situations to QuickBooks. In this course, we'll go beyond the basic introductory concepts and you'll learn how to utilize many of the more advanced features and applications. Software is not included in this course. Students need to have a fully activated copy of QuickBooks 2013 to participate in this course. Visit www.ed2go.com/conestoga for more information.
Hours: 24
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COMM1926 Interpersonal Communication

Description: Communication is more than speaking, hearing, or even having a good vocabulary. This course explores strategies for success in everyday interpersonal communication. You'll explore clear examples of verbal and nonverbal habits, effective listening, self-concept, differences in cultural and gender conversation styles, and conflict management. You'll also gain practical strategies you can use today to improve communication at home, in social situations, and in the workplace. If you want to strengthen personal behavior and develop strategies for creating positive communication climates with family, friends, and business.This course is cannot be used as credit towards Conestoga College programs.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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BUS1920 Introduction to Business Analysis

Description: Give yourself an employment advantage by developing analytical skills that are consistently in high demand. This course will teach you powerful quantitative methods that will have you making better, more informed, and more effective business decisions. The days of making critical business decisions by instinct or coin toss are long gone. If you are planning a career in business, you cannot afford to miss this course!
Hours: 24
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OLRN1470 Introduction To Business Management And Organizational Behaviour

Description: Recommended: Human Resource Management or equivalent.

This course is an examination of the contemporary Canadian business environment, organization, leadership and management decision process which influences the behaviour of individuals and groups. Increased global competition, technological change and the rising expectations of both employees and employers have underlined the need for better and more effective leadership. This subject provides a better understanding of this process. Note: HRPAO will grant a credit for successful completion of this course.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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CHEM1040 Introduction to Chemistry

Description: Even if chemistry tormented you in high school or college, you can master its principles! In this course, you'll gain a solid foundation in the basics of chemistry. Along the way, you'll learn how everything that goes on in your body depends on a chemical reaction. This course also prepares you for a health-related career or for success in a college chemistry course. This credit is not valid towards any college programs.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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OLRN1209 Introduction to E-Business

Description: This course provides tools, skills, and an understanding of technology, business concepts and issues that surround the emergence of electronic business. The emphasis of the course is on internet navigation and the use of tools as browsers. In addition to acquiring basic skills for navigating the Internet, the student develops an understanding of the current practices and opportunities in electronic publishing, electronic shopping, electronic distribution, and electronic collaboration. Students also explore several of the problems surrounding electronic business and commerce such as security, authentication, privacy, encryption, safeguarding of intellectual property rights, acceptable use policies, and legal liabilities.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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OLRN1510 Introduction to Project Management

Description: Project management practitioners need to understand the established industry norms, methods, and practices for managing all stages of the project life cycle and its related processes. Students are introduced to the fundamental principles of project management, such as project strategy, selection, scheduling, risk management, quality assurance, performance measurement, audit and closure. By participating in discussions, analyzing readings, and conducting preliminary research, students acquire a working understanding of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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ACCT1470 Introduction to Quickbooks 2013

Description: Learn how to quickly and efficiently gain control over the financial aspects of your small business with this powerful accounting software program. In 12 lessons, you'll master the tools you'll need to set up a chart of accounts; reconcile your checking account; create and print invoices, receipts, and statements; track your payables, inventory, and receivables; create estimates; and generate reports. With QuickBooks, you get the same ease of use of Quicken coupled with a more traditional approach to accounting to meet the needs of small to midsized businesses. Whether you're new to QuickBooks or have already used earlier versions of this accounting software program, this course will empower you to take control of financial accounting for your business. Software is not included in this course. Students need to have a fully activated copy of QuickBooks 2013 to participate in this course.
Visit www.ed2go.com/conestoga for more information.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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COMP1026 Introduction to QuickBooks 2015

Description: Learn to manage the financial aspects of your small business quickly and efficiently with this powerful accounting software program. QuickBooks is designed especially for the small- to midsized-business owner who needs a fully functional accounting system that's also easy to use.
In 12 lessons, you'll gain hands-on experience as you master the tools you need set up a chart of accounts; reconcile your checking account; create and print invoices, receipts, and statements; track your payables, inventory, and receivables; create estimates; and generate reports.
Whether you're new to QuickBooks or have already used earlier versions of this accounting software program, this course will empower you to take control of the financial accounting for your business.
Software is not included in this course. Students need to have a fully activated copy of QuickBooks 2015 to participate in this course.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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BUS1935 Introduction to Statistics

Description: Do you need an introduction to statistics or maybe just a refresher? Do you want to improve your understanding of data and use it to make decisions? This is the course for you! With easy-to-understand examples combined with real-world applications, this course provides you with the skills and knowledge you need to start analyzing data. You'll explore how to use data and apply statistics to real-life problems and situations.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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BUS1005 Keyboarding

Description: If you want to learn touch-typing or improve your existing typing skills, this is the perfect course for you! In these lessons, you'll use the Keyboarding Pro 5 program (free download with course), a typing tutorial designed for personal computers, to learn how to touch-type—that is, to type text you read from a printed page or a computer screen without looking at your keyboard. Please note: typing software provided will not work on a MAC computer. Visit www.ed2go.com/conestoga for more information.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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COMM1956 Keys to Effective Communication

Description: If you often find yourself at a loss for words or lack confidence in your communication abilities, you'll appreciate this course. With the help of a patient instructor and a supportive community of your fellow students, you'll work step by step through the process of becoming a great conversationalist. You'll learn to use communication to build rapport and create environments of trust, warmth, and respect. Become more confident, create a great first impression, get along well with others, and create more and better personal and professional relationships.
This program/course is a good choice for those looking for project management experience and those aspiring to obtain a PMI credential. It's also an excellent choice for existing PMI credential holders looking for an approved activity for PMI's continuing certification PDUs. At the end of this course, you'll receive a certificate indicating your completion of PDUs equal to the number of hours of this course through ed2go, R.E.P. #3213. Please visit pmi.org to learn more about PMI's credentials and how they may fit into your continuing education plans.
Hours: 24
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BUS1630 Leadership

Description: Leadership skills can help you gain the respect and admiration of others, while also allowing you to enjoy success in your career and more control over your destiny. Leadership skills can be learned and developed. This on-line course will teach you how to use the principles of great leaders to achieve success in almost every aspect of your daily life.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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OLRN1600 Macroeconomics

Description: Recommended: Microeconomics (Internet) [formerly Introduction to Microeconomics (Internet)].

This course introduces students to the principles essential to understanding contemporary macroeconomic issues. Emphasis is placed on the use of economic models to analyze economic developments accurately and objectively. Students examine the macroeconomic problems facing society including unemployment, inflation, and economic growth. As well, students evaluate government use of fiscal and monetary policy to deal with these problems. The impact of macroeconomics on students' civic, working and personal lives is explored. Note: Students who successfully complete this course can apply for an exemption from Macroeconomics.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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OLRN1455 Management Principles

Description: This course focuses on the development of modern management; organizational theory; the processes of planning, organizing, leading and controlling; communications; behavioural strategies and techniques; ethical and social responsibilities in the practice of management; an overview of human relations.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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OLRN1610 Management/Leadership Skills

Description: This course is designed to provide participants with an understanding of management and leadership styles and an opportunity to develop a personal leadership style. In today's changing economic and political climate, the role of a manager/supervisor is extremely demanding and complex. In addition to managing the many practical aspects of a business operation, he/she must provide leadership by motivating, empowering, and supporting staff. Problem solving and team building skills are essential.
Hours: 40
Credits: 3
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MGMT1930 Managing Customer Service

Description: As a manager, you probably interact with customer service personnel every day. But are you empowering your organization with quality customer service suggestions? In this six-week online course, you'll discover the dynamite methods for bringing out the best in your team, measuring customer service, and learning what you need to do to anticipate the needs of your reps and your customers. As an added bonus, you'll unlock the power of leading by example and setting new trends for customer service in your growing business.

You may already understand that top-notch customer service begins with knowing your customers and their needs, but do you know how to evaluate those customers, or better yet, what to do with the data once you have it? We'll take a look at that, as well as identify how your customer service stacks up right now, and how you can build on even the sharpest of service policies. Plus, learn how to communicate, resolve complaints, and foster winning traits in each of your reps, all in six easy weeks.
Hours: 24
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MANU1260 Manufacturing Fundamentals

Description: Learn the basic skills required to work in the manufacturing field. Discover the role of production design, process planning, and the heart of 13 different manufacturing processes. Understand why facility location and plant layout decisions are so vital and learn how job design helps you accomplish company goals and achieve worker satisfaction. Find out what makes up the physical work environment and learn how to characterize different types of production materials. Master product development concepts such as the voice of the customer (VOC), quality function deployment (QFD), and failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA). Learn how performance measurements and standardization improve manufacturing operations.
In this six-week, instructor-facilitated online course, you will learn how successful organizations use costs to communicate manufacturing progress and how to effectively develop short and long-term budgets. Also, you will discover how the application of technology turns an ordinary company into a high-performing organization. You will also find out how ISO 9000 and enterprise resource planning (ERP) make the most of a manufacturer's potential.
Hours: 24
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OLRN1358 Marketing Foundations

Description: Students are introduced to the fundamentals of marketing, including the assessment of business environments to determine market potential. Students analyze the market to determine how to establish a competitive advantage and assess buyer behaviour. The four P's of marketing (product, price, promotion and place) are examined to determine the ideal set of marketing strategies and tactics to enhance an organization's competitive positioning.
Hours: 60
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OLRN1593 Marketing I

Description: Marketing 1 is the first course of a two course Introduction to Marketing designed to provide students with a sound grounding in the field of marketing. Emphasis is placed on the formulation of integrated marketing strategies that play a role in achieving organizational objectives. The course is divided into four segments: marketing process and marketing environments; marketing planning and information collection processes; buyer behaviour and targeting strategies; and marketing mix (two components of the mix are discussed: product and price).
Hours: 45
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MKT1470 Marketing Your Nonprofit

Description: U.S. content, but most content is relevant in Canada.
Under pressure to increase membership, expand program value, attract media, entice donors, and develop volunteers, all while keeping an eye on the bottom line?
In the face of stiff competition, more worthwhile causes, more regulations, more watchdog agencies, and fewer funding opportunities, you need to work smarter—not longer.
This course will show you how to use powerful marketing techniques to compete more effectively for customers, donors, members, and volunteers. You'll also learn how to persuade the media to communicate your organization's message and further its ideals and goals.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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COMM1175 Mastering Public Speaking

Description: You can become an effective public speaker! In this fun and hands-on course, you'll find out how to talk confidently and persuasively to both large audiences and small groups. You'll learn how to plan and deliver your presentations skillfully and how to manage one of the most common public speaking barriers—fear.
As you build your skills step-by-step, you'll find out how to present a short or long speech, how to handle questions and manage conflict in meetings, and even how to shine in a job interview. You'll get tips for training your voice and learn how to use both verbal and nonverbal communication effectively.
By the time you finish this course, you'll have an entire set of skills you can use on the job, in social settings, and in any other situation where you need to communicate with ease and authority. Along the way, you'll explore many real-world examples and have lots of opportunities to practice your new skills.
Hours: 24
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BUS1925 Mastery of Business Fundamentals

Description: Are you interested in acquiring practical business experience in strategic planning, management, and finance without enrolling in an MBA program? This course is for you! You'll understand the significance of strategic planning and discover how external and internal environmental factors affect an organization.

You'll learn about various organizational structures and determine how to use leadership, motivation, and control for maximum impact. You'll understand how successful organizations use performance measurements to stay on track.

You'll also master the fundamentals of accounting and increase your knowledge about key financial terms, cash flow management, financial statements, and cost control. You'll learn the difference between financial and cost accounting.

You'll discover various financial investment models and you'll learn the basics of financial planning and budgeting methods. You'll even gain an understanding of the basic principles of business law, contracts, and the principal-agency relationship. And you'll explore the forms of business organization and learn about ethics and organizational politics.

ed2go is a global Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute (PMI). Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.s) offer programs and courses that are preapproved for professional development units through PMI and have been reviewed by a project management professional (PMP) to ensure that they meet PMI's expectations for professional development in project management.

This course is a good choice for those looking for project management experience and those aspiring to obtain a PMI credential. It's also an excellent choice for existing PMI credential holders looking for an approved activity for PMI's continuing certification PDUs. At the end of this course, you'll receive a certificate indicating your completion of PDUs equal to the number of hours of this course through ed2go, R.E.P. #3213. Please visit pmi.org to learn more about PMI's credentials and how they may fit into your continuing education plans.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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OLRN1211 Materials and Operations Management

Description: Operations managers make tactical decisions in support of carrying out the vision and strategies for businesses in the supply chain and/or in service production. Students gain in-depth knowledge of the responsibilities and current tools of operations and supply chain managers in manufacturing and non-manufacturing organizations. Topics include project management, quality management, layout management, location, inventory management, MRP and ERP and JIT/Lean.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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OLRN1641 Medical Terminology

Description: Develop the language required to communicate effectively in a medical setting. Medical terminology, word structure as well as diagnostic procedures and pharmacology related to twelve body systems will be studied.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN1650 Microeconomics

Description: This course introduces the student to the principles that are essential to an understanding of contemporary microeconomic issues. Emphasis is placed on the use of economic models to analyze economic developments accurately and objectively. Students will examine the role of prices and competitive markets in the allocation of resources, firm behaviour and market structures; as well, they will evaluate the effects of government intervention in the economic marketplace.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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OLRN2055 Office Technology and Procedures

Description: This course helps the student acquire practical and transferable office administration skills, attitudes, behaviours and knowledge, which can be valuable in obtaining and retaining careers in today's fast-changing office environment. Topics covered include Internet research and reporting and e-mail messages; managing time and stress; telecommunications; office reception and customer service; planning meetings and travel arrangements; handling the office mail; and records management.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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COMM1750 Organizational Business Communications

Description: Here's an opportunity to hone essential business communication concepts and skills with emphasis on writing clear reports and documentation, making effective presentations, and enhancing interpersonal skills.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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OLRN1051 Payroll Administration

Description: Students will examine the following topics: maintaining payroll records, salaried, hourly; commission and contract workers; taxable benefits, statutory and other deductions; preparation of payroll journal entries; preparation of Record of Employment; preparation of T4's and T4 Summary; Workers' Compensation; Employment Standards; and Computerized Payroll.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ACCT1030 or OLRN1715
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BUS1640 Professional Sales Skills

Description: Today, there are no shortages of opportunities for skilled salespeople. In good times or bad, companies never stop looking for sales representatives that can help them meet their financial goals. In this on-line course you'll learn how to turn prospects into buyers, how to provide proper customer service, how to develop a sales plan, and more!
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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MGMT1920 Project Management Applications

Description: In this on-line course, you will learn the same powerful tools and techniques that project management professionals rely on every day. You'll increase the probability of project success by mastering the tricks of the trade: Earned Value Performance Measurement, Gantt Charts, Network Scheduling, Work Breakdown Structure, and Cost-Volume Analysis.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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OLRN1415 Quantitative Methods I

Description: The statistical portion of the course enables the students to use various types of graphs to present information. Students are also introduced to basic measures of central tendencies and dispersions for both sample and population. Students will be able to use these basic statistical measures to make reasonable business decisions. Students will also be able to use time-series knowledge to perform short term forecasting using a statistical package as a tool. Student will also be able to use the consumer price index to find the purchasing power of a dollar and “real” wages. Students will be able to use knowledge of basic mathematical functions to describe business relationships and build models. They will be able to apply knowledge of linear and quadratic functions and constrained optimization to practical business situations. Students will be able to apply knowledge of simple and compound interest and annuities to mathematics of finance areas.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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ACCT1080 Quickbooks Level I

Description: This course is an introduction to QuickBooks 2016. Over the course of 6 modules, you will learn the how to make General Journal entries, enter payroll transactions; as well as enter Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable transactions and inventory transactions. We will also look at various reports used to analyze a business's financial activity.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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HOSP1450 Secrets of the Caterer

Description: Catering is a business that has become very popular, especially for those who love to cook and plan parties. From weddings, to showers, to business parties, catering is a home-based business that gives the caterer an exciting and creative career. In this introductory course, you will learn how to put your cooking and party planning skills to work.

Learn the fundamentals of the catering business, how to cook for large crowds, organize your kitchen, manage your time, and work with clients. The course focuses on cooking skills every caterer needs, with an introduction to the business side of catering.

You'll also receive many unique and tested recipes that you can use to jump-start your business. Build your catering skills and begin a new and exciting career today
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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BUS1850 Six Sigma: Total Quality Applications

Description: You will learn how to apply the DMAIC model each step of the way. You'll learn how to define, plan, implement, and close a Six Sigma project. And you'll understand the basics of advanced Six Sigma tools such as sampling, design of experiments (DOE), analysis of variance (ANOVA), hypothesis testing, control charts, and probability distributions.At the end of this course, you'll receive a certificate indicating your completion of PDUs equal to the number of hours of this course through ed2go, R.E.P. #3213.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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COUN1091 Skills for Making Great Decisions

Description: Learn how to make excellent everyday decisions from an experienced counselor and life coach. Mastering techniques for achieving your goals, managing risk, dealing with crises, and making decisions-big and small- with knowledge and confidence. Find out how to avoid many types of mistakes and how to recover from others. This course is cannot be used as credit towards Conestoga College programs.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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BUS1650 Small Business Marketing on a Shoestring

Description: Whether you're new to advertising or looking for a refresher, this on-line course will make you marketing pro. As you build your own customized marketing plan step-by-step, you'll discover how to attract your target audiences, entice customers to buy your product or service, and keep buyers coming back for more.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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BUS1705 Start a Pet Sitting Business

Description: If you're an animal lover, find out how to translate your passion into a profitable career! In this course, you'll master the essentials of starting a pet sitting business. You'll begin with dog and cat care, including nutrition, exercise, first aid, and identification of common diseases. You'll also find out how to handle home visits and impress potential clients. In addition, you'll delve into finances and explore start-up costs, accounting, fee-setting, business plans, and low-cost marketing.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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BUS1670 Starting a Consulting Practice

Description: Do you have training or knowledge that could be useful to others? Have you ever considered providing consulting services based upon your background? This on-line course is designed to help those who wish to set up a consulting practice get started. You will learn the complete process of starting and operating a consulting practice.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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OLRN2280 Taxation I

Description: This is an introductory course to federal income tax in a Canadian setting. Students will gain an understanding of the underlying objectives and principles of income taxation. Topics include employment income, business income, income from property, investment income and capital gains. Personal tax returns for individuals will be completed both manually and using a tax preparation software program.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ACCT1030 or OLRN1715, ACCT1040 or OLRN1725
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BUS1880 Understanding the Human Resources Function

Description: This course is designed to help people without experience in human resources to understand this very vital link in the organizational chain. It will prepare both managers and business owners to handle basic human resource functions in a way that will ensure the best possible result. At the end of this course, you'll receive a certificate indicating your completion of PDUs equal to the number of hours of this course through ed2go, R.E.P. #3213.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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BUS1700 Wow, What a Great Event

Description: Learn how to create and coordinate successful special events. Develop skills, find resources and gain confidence to plan and produce any size or type of event. Find out what the experts and master planners already know so that you can avoid embarrassing and costly planning errors or production mistakes. After just a few weeks, you will become a knowledgeable event planner poised to produce any type of event.
Hours: 24
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