New Continuing Education Courses

 

This list is for the entire Fall 2020 term.

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Advanced Design Principles – COMP10257

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Students will learn the three C’s of Design: Composition, Components and Concept. Employing the principles within these three areas of design will provide a practical and versatile framework for their creative process, whether they are brainstorming for ideas, constructing a layout or finalizing a design for a presentation.

Asset Information Systems – MGMT10175

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Gain a general understanding of the principles of asset management, the different terminology, the role asset management has in the businesses of the municipality, and how to initiate an asset management program. This will allow participants to grasp the fundamentals of asset management and the benefits of an effective system for municipalities. Participants will work with provincial regulations, governance structures, policy objectives, and competency requirements. 45 hours.

Business Analysis and Assessments I – BUSN10269

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Students are introduced to fundamentals for strategy and business analysis best practises, approaches and principles for identifying and securing market and organizational opportunities. They assess how data analysis and analytics are used in needs analysis, opportunity identification, business problem solving, improvements, leadership ethics and business stakeholder communications.

Business Analysis and Assessments II – BUSN10270

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Students deepen their perspective understanding in strategy and business analysis best practises, identifying, securing market and organizational opportunities. Conduct research and assess how data analysis and analytics are used in needs analysis, opportunity identification, changing culture, changing business models, corporate politics and strong business stakeholder personalities. Students recommend approaches based on organizational needs, business stakeholders and corporate culture.

Computer Forensics and Data Mining – COMP10258

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Corporations today store vast amounts of financial information in large, complex financial systems. As a result, fraud professionals need to utilize tools and techniques that scan across vast amounts of data to potentially identify frauds or weaknesses in financial systems. Students learn different computer-based tools and data-mining techniques available to save time and assist them in their investigation.

Computer Skills for Business – BUSN10238

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Use popular small business software and technology such as QuickBooks, Microsoft and Google suite for basic business purposes. Integrate essential documents, reports, financial statements and create designs to support a business plan and professional communication. 56 hours.

Cyber Crime Investigations – CYBR10013

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Students learn about the methods, processes, special procedures and security advances in technologies to solve these crimes. They are introduced to the forensic tools and techniques available to improve their investigation skills. Students learn about the available scanning and imaging software to assist them in their investigations. This part of the course is designed to assist students in searching, gathering and presenting information.

Data Analysis Tools for Analytics – BUSN10268

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Students are introduced to different scripting language tools such as SQL, NOSQL, Apache, Java and Python that support data analysis on large volumes of data. They also analyze the strengths and limitations of current tools used today. Students review and recommend which tools best support data analysis, data quality, problem solving, analysis, analytics and business decision-making for different functions and industries.

Data Collection and Data Management – BUSN10267

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Students are introduced to data sources, informatics, data models, data management and data ownership; all key components to the data-driven organization. They analyze the common practices, prioritization approaches, system workload and security challenges for systems that support high data volumes and analytics. Students assess the individual, legal and society impacts of collecting data, including social media data.

FUNdamentals of Entrepreneurship – BUSN10272

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FUNdamentals of Entrepreneurship is a gamified business simulation where students assume the role of an entrepreneur pursuing their passion of selling clothing online and in their retail store. Player subscribes to guidance of a business coach and builds a successful venture in a virtual neighborhood. Players can upgrade their store and operations by completed learning modules and testing. Through self-paced game play, students learn important business concepts. 45 hours.

Fundamentals of Project Management – Waterfall and Agile – MGMT10177

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This introductory course is tailored to meet the needs of students who are new to project management. Students will be introduced to the basic concepts of both the traditional Waterfall, Project Management framework following PMI’s® PMBOK® as well as the Agile Project Management frameworks. Students will be able to understand the benefits of both frameworks and compare the two.

Intro Asset Management – MGMT10174

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Participants will gain a general understanding of the principles of asset management, the different terminology, the role asset management has in the businesses of the municipality, and how to initiate an asset management program. This will allow participants to grasp the fundamentals of asset management and the benefits of an effective system for municipalities. 45 hours.

Introduction to Data Analysis – BUSN10271

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Students are introduced to data analysis principles, practices, and approaches used in research, Big Data, data science, and artificial intelligence. They will analyze the algorithms and statistical models used to support analytics and business decision-making for different industries and functions.

Introduction to Small Business – BUSN10236

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Examine small business concepts, start-up principles as well as roles within new enterprises. Develop basic entrepreneurial skills such as entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial mindsets, business networking and business planning using The Business Model Canvas tool. 42 hours.

Introduction to Social Media – MCOM10228

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Explore the fundamentals of social media including emerging technologies and tools, current trends and future directions, benefits, values and risks. Analyze case studies to assess how social media impacts and influences fields such as communication and marketing and how it informs future trends and developments. 42 hours.

Microsoft Office for Health Care Professionals – BUSN10262

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You will acquire skills using a variety of operations found in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and develop keyboarding skills (min. 35 wpm), through hands-on experience and assignments. Note: This is a compulsory course in the Health Care Office Assistant Program.

Project Management for Analytics – MGMT10176

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Students are introduced to best practices, approaches, and tools for managing and delivering analytics, predictive analyses, ETL, and data projects. They will assess approaches around estimation, scoping, planning, data cleaning, data migration, data quality, and risk mitigation. Students will recommend how to best communicate their assessments to business stakeholders.

Teaching Online – EDUC10138

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Experience hands-on teaching in an online environment, review fundamental concepts for online instructional design. Emphasis placed on online andragogy; best practices in an online teaching environment; basic online instructional design; analyzing online teaching tools; planning, facilitating, creating and assessing collaborative and interactive e-learning experiences; and future trends in online learning. 42 hours.

Total Quality Management – QUAL10032

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This course will focus on the philosophy and the guiding principles that represent the foundation of a continuously improving organization. In addition, students will study the quantitative methods and human resources to improve all the processes within an organization and exceed customer needs.