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Courses - May 2022

Level 1

Course Details

Foundations of Accounting
ACCT1170

Description:

This course introduces ASPE, IFRS, accounting terminology, the accounting equation, the double-entry system of bookkeeping, the accrual basis of accounting, financial statements and the ledgers and journals making up a basic accounting system for both sole proprietorship and corporation forms of businesses.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Introduction to Business
BUS1012

Description:

This course will introduce the students to the fundamentals of the Canadian business system. Students will study business structures as well as topics in economics, accounting, marketing, and operations management. Students will develop an understanding of the basic practices of business and become familiar with the common business terminology used in the Canadian workplace.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Career Discovery
CDEV1840

Description:

This course focuses on career exploration and decision making. Students will evaluate their interests, values, skills and abilities through assessment tools and explore the labour market to identify employment trends aligned to their strengths. Effective communication strategies to aid success in the workplace will be covered. By the end of this course, students will have created a personalized development plan to support their future career goals.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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College Reading & Writing Skills
COMM1085

Description:

This course introduces students to the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse a variety of texts and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising to produce writing that meets the expectations of selected audiences and purposes. The course prepares students for college-level writing tasks, research, and documentation by asking them to produce clear, informed, and purposeful documents relevant to both academic and professional contexts.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Business Computing Applications I
COMP1727

Description:

During this course, the student will learn to effectively use the Windows operating system, apply word processing techniques, create basic business presentations, and explore the power of spreadsheets. Students will also learn the skills necessary to operate effectively within the Conestoga College computing environment. An emphasis will be placed on the development of solutions to business problems using commonly available microcomputer tools.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Conestoga 101
CON0101

Description:

This self-directed course focuses on introducing new students to the supports, services, and opportunities available at Conestoga College. By the end of this course, students will understand the academic expectations of the Conestoga learning environment, as well as the supports available to ensure their academic success. Students will also be able to identify on-campus services that support their health and wellness, and explore ways to get actively involved in the Conestoga community through co-curricular learning opportunities.

  • Hours: 1
  • Credits: 0
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Foundations of Business Math
MATH1820

Description:

This course will provide the student with learning tools that will help them to improve basic arithmetic skills and to develop reasoning and problem solving skills. It is designed for students to help them bridge any existing gap between their current preparation and college level math.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Level 2

Course Details

Foundations of Accounting II
ACCT1500

Description:

This course introduces inventory merchandising transactions and valuation, accounting information systems, cash control, payroll accounting, and financial statement analysis.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: ACCT1025 OR ACCT1170
  • CoRequisites:

Professional Writing Skills for Business
COMM1380

Description:

In this second-level communications course, students learn the professional writing skills required for effective communication in business. Students apply their learning to business case studies to produce documents for various purposes and audiences using a range of current business formats. They will also learn to write proposals and reports using research and documentation skills to further prepare them for higher learning and career success.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: COMM1085
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Introduction to Personal Finances
FIN1100

Description:

This course will focus on providing students with the knowledge required to effectively understand and manage their personal financial situation. It will provide a foundation for students to develop personal financial goals and to avoid many common financial problems. Topics covered will include personal cash flow and budgeting, establishing and maintaining a good credit rating, the effective use of credit, understanding group benefits, RRSPs, TFSAs and pension plans. The course will also address various types of insurance coverage and investment products.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Mathematics for Business
MATH1453

Description:

The purpose of the course is to provide the student with a mathematical basis for personal and business financial decisions through four instructional modules. The course stresses business applications using arithmetic, algebra, ratio-proportion and graphing. Applications include payroll, cost-volume-profit analysis and merchandising mathematics. This course stresses logical reasoning and problem solving skills. A Texas Instrument BAII “Plus” calculator is required for the course.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH1820
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Marketing I
MKT1040

Description:

Marketing is about knowing the customers and the creative and strategic processes to meet their needs, wants and desires. This highly interactive course introduces you to the world of marketing from both a societal and organizational perspective. You will participate in a variety of hands-on practical activities and projects to immerse yourself in the fundamentals of marketing.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Introduction to Supply Chain and Operations Management
OPER1420

Description:

A Supply Chain is a network of organizations that are involved in the different processes and activities that produce value in the form of products and services in the hands of the ultimate customer or consumer. Operations Management is one of the three major functions of a business, along with Marketing and Accounting / Finance, and focuses on designing, creating, and improving goods and services. Understanding key Supply Chain and Operations Management foundations is crucial to any company's success and profitability. This introductory course will expose students to topics related to how products and services are created and delivered to the customer.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH1820
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Program outcomes

  1. Identify factors that have an impact on an organization's business opportunities.
  2. Explain the impact of corporate sustainability, corporate social responsibility and ethics on an organization's business initiatives.
  3. Use current technologies to support an organization's business initiatives.
  4. Apply basic research skills to support business decision making.
  5. Perform basic accounting procedures and financial calculations to support the operations of an organization.
  6. Describe marketing and sales concepts used to support the operations of an organization.
  7. Develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance work performance.
  8. Outline the functional areas of a business and their inter-relationships.
  9. Apply basic operations management principles and techniques to support the operation of an organization.