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ACCT1430 Accounting Fundamentals

Description: You'll learn the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, as well as how to analyze and record financial transactions. You'll get hands-on experience with handling accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll procedures, sales taxes, and various common banking activities, writing checks to preparing an income statement and closing out accounts at the end of each fiscal period. Ideal for anyone looking to gain an understanding of accounting basics.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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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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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
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COMP1676 Blogging and Podcasting for Beginners

Description: If you're thinking of starting a blog or just beginning one, this course is for you. Perhaps you'd like to try out podcasting too. You can and it's easy. In this course, you'll learn how to create, manage, and promote your own blog and audio and video podcast using tools that you already have on your computer—no paid software or equipment is needed.

You'll begin by developing a plan for the content, setup, and long-term maintenance of a blog, and then you'll use free blogging software like Blogger and WordPress to put that plan into action. After that, you'll learn how to record a professional-sounding audio podcast with a very simple recording tool you already have. You'll edit the file with another free software program, add music to it, and then post it online for others to enjoy. Your instructor will guide you through all these steps. Finally, you'll find out how to record a video podcast. You'll use pre-recorded video to learn the editing process, and then you'll apply what you've learned to your own video file. You'll edit it, add special effects, drop in a podcasting-safe music file, and then publish it online.

Through hands-on exercises, you'll discover the benefits of using free web tools like Blogger, WordPress, Audacity, and YouTube. Guided by an expert instructor, you'll find that creating a blog and podcast is much easier than you ever imagined. And by the end of this course, you'll be amazed how much you've accomplished.
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
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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
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COMP1852 Computer Skills for the Workplace

Description: Most jobs today require a working knowledge of certain computer skills. Employers seek and reward employees with the skills and knowledge to send messages across the country via e-mail; use a spreadsheet to create a graph and paste it into a report; add and edit data in a database; understand the implications of file sizes, memory limitations, and network arrangements; and recognize the function and features of modern computer components. Any job candidate who already possesses these skills will stand above those who do not.

This course is a great introduction to Windows 10 and Office 2016 and is designed to provide the fundamental computer competencies you need to survive and prosper in today's fast-changing workplace. You will learn how to implement the powers of modern office software to work faster and more efficiently. We'll focus on practical application for software most common to the workplace. When you finish this course, you will have learned why employers consider technological literacy so critical to the success of any organization.
Hours: 24
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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
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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
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COMM1355 Effective Business Writing

Description: Do you have a nagging suspicion that a small improvement in your writing skills might also improve your career prospects? Don't let small gaps in your business writing skills prevent you from reaching your full potential! It doesn't matter whether you're a clerical worker, an engineer, or an executive. If you communicate with others in writing, you need this course to help you identify and eliminate problem areas. By the end of this course, you'll know the secret to developing powerful written documents that immediately draw readers in and keep them motivated to continue until your very last, well-chosen word.
Hours: 24
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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COMP1563 Intermediate Quickbooks 2016

Description: Learning how to use QuickBooks to its full potential goes beyond learning the program's basic features. Even experienced QuickBooks users struggle when applying certain business situations to QuickBooks. In this course, we'll go beyond the basics as you master QuickBooks' more advanced features and applications.
You'll learn to manage multiple company files, export and import list data from one file to another, and make journal entries. If your business handles inventory, you'll learn how to enter price levels and track discounts and credits. You'll even learn how to track mileage on vehicles you use in your business.
This course also covers many other common topics that small business owners encounter, including creating customer statements, assessing finance charges on overdue balances, using QuickBooks' batch invoicing features to create multiple invoices, and writing off past due balances when the customer won't pay.
Finally, you'll learn how to enter common owner transactions, including when the owner takes money out of the business or invests new capital. You'll even learn how to deal with those difficult situations where you may pay for a business transaction using personal cash. The course concludes with a discussion of how to track loans and use the budgeting feature to better plan and control your business.
This course is designed for those who already have a good grasp on the basics of this program or have successfully completed the Introduction to QuickBooks course. Whether you're a small-business owner, or bookkeeper or accountant needing a QuickBooks refresher, this course will make you more confident and secure in accounting for your business.
PLEASE NOTE; SOFTWARE IS NOT INCLUDED WITH THIS COURSE. STUDENTS MUST HAVE A FULL WORKING COPY OF QUICKBOOKS 2016 INSTALLED AND FULLY FUNCTIONAL TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE.
Hours: 24
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COMP1892 Intermediate Quickbooks 2017

Description: SOFTWARE IS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS COURSE, YOU MUST HAVE ACCESS TO A FULL WORKING COPY OF QUICKBOOKS 2017
Learning how to use QuickBooks to its full potential goes beyond learning the program's basic features. Even experienced QuickBooks users struggle when applying certain business situations to QuickBooks. In this course, we'll go beyond the basics as you master QuickBooks' more advanced features and applications.
You'll learn to manage multiple company files, export and import list data from one file to another, and make journal entries. If your business handles inventory, you'll learn how to enter price levels and track discounts and credits. You'll even learn how to track mileage on vehicles you use in your business.
This course also covers many other common topics that small business owners encounter, including creating customer statements, assessing finance charges on overdue balances, using QuickBooks' batch invoicing features to create multiple invoices, and writing off past due balances when the customer won't pay.
Finally, you'll learn how to enter common owner transactions, including when the owner takes money out of the business or invests new capital. You'll even learn how to deal with those difficult situations where you may pay for a business transaction using personal cash. The course concludes with a discussion of how to track loans and use the budgeting feature to better plan and control your business.
This course is designed for those who already have a good grasp on the basics of this program or have successfully completed the Introduction to QuickBooks course. Whether you're a small-business owner, or bookkeeper or accountant needing a QuickBooks refresher, this course will make you more confident and secure in accounting for your business.
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
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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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PROG1058 Introduction to Database Development

Description: A number of powerful tools are available to help you build databases and database applications. However, if you do not apply a systematic, structured approach to the use of those tools, you will probably produce systems that fail to meet user needs. Many projects bog down or are never completed for lack of a disciplined approach to development. This course will guide you step-by-step through all the phases of a system development project to guarantee that the resulting product will not only work as it was designed to work, but also that the design truly responds to user needs.
Hours: 24
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COMP1643 Introduction to Google Analytics

Description: Nearly every business and non-profit organization has a website, and probably a Facebook page and a YouTube channel. Individuals have them too, to promote ideas, to share a vision, or to educate the public. No matter what brings you to the Web, your hope is that a lot of people see your website, your wall, your tweets, and your videos. Why else go to the trouble of sharing them?
In this course, you'll learn to use Google Analytics to make the most of your online traffic. You'll see how you can track not just the traffic to all of your online content, but also determine which content is the most appealing, where your visitors came from, what devices they used, how long they stayed, which links they clicked, and where they went when they left.
The course guides you step by step, report by report, through the major parts of the Google Analytics interface. From setting up your Google Analytics account and getting the all-important code you'll need to add to your website's pages to begin tracking your visitors, you'll learn everything you need to know to get everything you can from the data that Google Analytics provides. You'll even find out about Google AdWords and other tools to enhance your traffic as well as your Google Analytics reporting.
Hours: 24
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COMP1007 Introduction to Microsoft Project 2010

Description: In this On-Line course you will discover how to effectively plan, implement, and control projects using Microsoft Project 2010. Learn how to use Project to think through and organize your project's details, plan a schedule, sequence tasks, produce a baseline, assign resources and costs, track your progress, identify and analyze variances.
SOFTWARE IS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS COURSE. STUDENTS MUST HAVE A FULLY WORKING COPY OF MS PROJECT 2010 TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE.
Hours: 24
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COMP1045 Introduction to Microsoft Project 2013

Description: Discover how to effectively plan, implement, and control projects using the world's most popular project management software, Microsoft Project 2013. From sequencing tasks, producing a baseline, and assigning resources and costs, to tracking progress, analyzing variances, and revising your project plan, Microsoft Project can help you organize all your project's details quickly and effectively.
In this course, you'll master the basics of Microsoft Project 2013 so you can create a project schedule in no time flat and then share it with clients and co-workers. Using the program's different views, such as the Calendar and Gantt chart views, you'll be able to manage your project information and produce effective reports. Armed with this information, you'll avoid going down dead-end alleys and overloading your schedule. And should you encounter trouble, you'll master a number of tried-and-true problem-resolution techniques to help get your project back on track.
You'll also learn how to fine-tune different aspects of your project, including splitting tasks for work interruptions and defining material consumption rates. After completing the course, you'll know how to develop, implement, and control a project plan that meets organizational and customer objectives.
SOFTWARE IS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS COURSE. STUDENTS MUST HAVE A FULLY WORKING COPY OF MS PROJECT 2013 TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE.
Hours: 24
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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
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COMP1667 Introduction to Quickbooks 2014

Description: Software is not included. You will need to have access to a computer with Quickbooks 2014 to complete this couse.

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 enjoys Quicken's ease of use but prefers a more traditional approach to accounting.
You'll gain hands-on experience as you learn how this well-designed accounting program can make it a snap 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.
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.
Hours: 24
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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.
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COMP1891 Introduction to Quickbooks 2017

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. YOU MUST HAVE ACCESS TO A FULL COPY OF QUICKBOOKS 2017
Hours: 24
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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BUS1980 Manufacturing Applications

Description: Learn to apply the principles and concepts of manufacturing. Discover the nature of strategy and learn how it leads to the development of manufacturing strategy. Understand the purpose of customer demand forecasting and find out what forecasting methods are suitable for which situations. Explore the nature of planning and learn how to effectively use Gantt charts and the precedence diagram method. Determine how purchasing, production and inventory control, and logistics support a manufacturing operation. Discover the basics of lean manufacturing and see how capacity management converts production plans into concrete products. Learn why manufacturing, industrial, and quality engineering are so essential to any firm. Understand the true meaning of productivity and how to improve it.
In this six-week online course, you will learn how successful organizations effectively use master production scheduling (MPS), production activity control (PAC), material requirements planning (MRP), and inventory management. You'll also discover how the application of Six Sigma, and statistical process control (SPC) increase customer satisfaction, and you'll learn about the elements of a logistics system, including warehousing and receiving.
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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.
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COMP1686 Marketing Your Business on the Internet

Description: Find out how you can affordably market your business on the Internet from an e-commerce expert. In this practical, hands-on course, you'll learn little-understood secrets about the types of businesses that thrive on the Web. Then, you'll discover proven methods that will help you establish an Internet presence and build an online brand identity. You'll even learn several low-cost promotion strategies that you can use to drive visitors to your site. This course is cannot be used as credit towards Conestoga College programs.
Hours: 24
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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.
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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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BUS1985 PMP Certification Preparation 1

Description: Learn how to prepare for the Project Management Institute's prestigious PMP® certification exam. Master the first seven chapters of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®, Guide), 5th edition--the essential resource for the PMP® certification exam. Find out about the 10 Project Management Knowledge Areas, five Process Groups, and 47 project management processes. Raise your project management IQ by discovering tips and techniques related to the questions you'll encounter on the PMP® exam. Use proven learning strategies to help absorb key terminology, concepts, and formulas.
This course, the first part of a two-course series, will demystify the PMBOK®, Guide, including relationships between inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs. The course will also bring clarity to such topics as precedence diagramming, estimating, and scope management.
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 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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BUS1990 PMP Certification Preparation 2

Description: Prepare to take--and pass--the Project Management Institute's PMP® certification exam. Master chapters seven through 13 of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, the most essential resource for the PMP® certification exam. Learn all about the 10 Project Management Knowledge Areas, five Process Groups, and 47 project management processes. Raise your project management IQ by discovering tips and techniques related to the questions you'll encounter on the PMP® exam. Use proven learning techniques to help you absorb key terminology, concepts, and formulas.
In this, the second part of our two-part certification preparation series, your instructor will continue to demystify the PMBOK® Guide, including relationships between inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs. You'll also gain a strong understanding of such topics as earned value management, risk management, simulation, sensitivity analysis, and make-or-buy analysis. In addition to learning about the PMBOK® Guide, you'll gain insight into PMI®'s code of professional responsibility and discover powerful techniques you can use to continue preparing for the PMP® exam after this course is over.
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.

PMP and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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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
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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
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BUS1995 Project Management Fundamentals

Description: There are more projects occurring today than at any time in history. Organizations initiate projects to create new computer applications, erect bridges and buildings, improve processes, develop new products, and reorganize company operations. Unfortunately, most organizations do not manage projects well, creating an unprecedented demand for project management practitioners.
If you're organized, perceptive, detail-oriented, and an excellent communicator, you just might have what it takes to succeed in the fast-growing field of project management.
In this six-week course, an experienced Project Management Professional will help you master the essentials of project management. You'll become an indispensable member of your project team by discovering and mastering the critical concepts you need to plan, implement, control and close any type of project.
You'll learn about project politics and ethics, project measurements, and project closure. You'll be able to develop all sections of a project plan, you'll become comfortable with the project management body of knowledge, and you'll develop a variety of powerful techniques to generate project ideas.
If you're new to project management, this course will provide you with the essential information you'll need to prepare for and complete your first project. If you're an experienced project manager, this course will make you more valuable to your employer by increasing your skills and competencies.
This course and its followup (Project Management Applications) also include essential information that will help you prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® and the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® exams offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. Certification Magazine recently identified PMP® Certification as "the highest-paying certification" of the year.

PMP and CAPM are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
Hours: 24
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BUS1997 Project Management Fundamentals II

Description: Are you a part-time or accidental project manager? Part-time project managers have projects assigned to them in addition to their daily responsibilities. Accidental project managers find themselves leading projects without formal training in the discipline. Some people choose project management as a career, and many others find project management just another part of your area of responsibilities. For you, project management is a skill set, not a career.

If you've been assigned projects and need a quick jump start to get going, then this is the course for you. You'll learn the 10 essential skills you need to survive and thrive. Topics include understanding the business need and the related project outcomes, setting project boundaries so you know what's included and what's not, getting to know your project stakeholders and their needs so you can set and meet their expectations, and how to plan projects and create a schedule.

We'll also talk about how to manage projects once the project's execution phase begins. This includes understanding reporting project progress and how to anticipate and handle problems as they arise. It's not enough to just manage a project, you also have to control it so things don't get out of hand. Eventually, the project will come to an end, so you'll need to know what project closing looks like. You'll want to turn the project over to your customer so you can close down the project and move on to your next big adventure.

Throughout the course, you'll find examples of real projects and how each of these essential skills applies in the real world. Project management skills are essential life skills with many practical applications and all industries. Project management and leadership are consistently the top two skill sets current and future employers look for, so this is also essential for your professional development.
Hours: 24
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BUS1960 Purchasing Fundamentals

Description: Discover and master the fundamentals of purchasing by understanding your strategic and tactical roles as a purchasing practitioner. Improve your company's bottom-line profitability by learning and implementing key concepts such as negotiation, supplier sourcing and qualification, outsourcing and make-or-buy analysis. Learn the basics of supplier partnerships, capital budgeting and green buying.
In this six-week online course, you will learn how to define internal customer needs, generate purchase requisitions and purchase orders, expedite, trace and receive supplier deliveries, maintain effective purchasing records and create and manage various purchasing budgets. I will help you learn about business law, contracts, leasing, Six Sigma and total quality management (TQM). You will learn how to recruit, select and evaluate purchasing personnel, and learn the importance of business ethics.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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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
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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
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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
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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
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BUS1660 Start and Operate Your Own Home-Based Business

Description: In this on-line course you will learn the benefits of working from home. This class is a great way to start your own business or enhance the one you already have. Learn how to develop the entrepreneurial qualities - motivation, discipline, creativity - that you will need to succeed! Please note: US based content
Hours: 24
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BUS1460 Start Your Own Arts and Craft Business

Description: If you have an art or a craft and you dream about starting your own home-based or small business, this is the course for you! You'll learn how to start your own arts and crafts business from a professional artist. You'll discover how to find your niche within your chosen craft and how to create your own unique business identity. You'll also see what makes marketing in the arts and crafts business different from marketing in most other enterprises, and you'll find a sales approach that meshes with your personality and preserves your creative integrity.
You'll get insider secrets too, learning how to find and get into the best craft shows, as well as design booths that really draw customers in. You'll also discover how to price your work effectively so you can set yourself up for success whether you're selling through craft shows, in galleries, online, or even in your own retail store. Visit www.ed2go.com/conestoga for more information.
Hours: 24
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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
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BUS1870 Top Quality Fundamentals

Description: You will learn how successful organizations apply quality to their everyday activities. You will find out how to use teamwork to make the most of employees' abilities and potential. I will help you manage the process of change, reduce customer complaints, and increase customer service. You will learn of a number of quality fallacies and how to lessen their impact. 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
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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
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SOC1040 Using Social Media In Business

Description: In today's fast-paced and globally connected environment, social media is a game changer for businesses and business owners who use this powerful medium in the right way. So whether you're looking for a new way to market your business or simply hoping to gain a better understanding about the excitement that surrounds social media, this course will empower you.
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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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COMM1985 Writing Essentials

Description: Master the essentials of writing, and become the stellar wordsmith you always wanted to be! In this course, you'll develop the skills you need to excel at business communications, express yourself clearly online, and take your creative literary talents to a new level.
Whether you're hoping to get a better job, write for a blog, or publish your short story, this course will give you the writing tools you need for success. It's also a perfect choice for students who speak English as a second language.
You'll gain confidence right away as you practice free writing and discover how to create solid drafts. You'll improve your writing skills by learning to select strong and persuasive words, spell correctly, and choose the right punctuation. Then you'll find out how to put it all together by crafting well-written sentences, building effective paragraphs, and organizing your material logically. And finally, you'll explore ways to make the most of e-mails and other forms of electronic communication.
With the knowledge and hands-on practice you gain from this course, you'll be able to express yourself clearly and persuasively in writing—both in your personal life and in the business world.
Hours: 24
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