Continuing Education offers a variety of workshops! They are designed to develop/enhance your skills in a specific area. Invest 10 hours, or less, of your time and learn something new.
Led by expert faculty, this half-day interactive workshop will provide individuals with an understanding of negotiations among conflicting groups and how to achieve mutual agreement. Explore the characteristics of conflict and how it manifests itself in the workplace. Identify various solutions to difficult problems while maintaining relationships, negotiating issues, mediating disputes and dealing with emotionally charged situations. For emerging and aspiring leaders.
Emotional Intelligence – MGMT10142
E.I. is the ability to recognize, understand & manage your feelings & those of others. Learn the power of harnessing your E.I. to enrich your personal and professional life. Linda Marshall, President of Marshall Connects Inc. & author of Giving Back: How to Find Your Personal Joy & Give Back To Others, facilitates. Delivered in two 3 hour in-class sessions & four 60 minute webinars.
Financial Reports and Budget Building – FINC10047
Take the mystery out of financial statements and the tools that finance professionals use to measure, analyze, evaluate and make decisions. Better understand profit and loss statements. Increase your comfort level with terms and tools and gain the confidence to take more control of your budget.
Getting Over the Hurdle: Growing Your Small Business – BUSN10184
As your small business grows, a different set of challenges will present themselves. Workshop facilitator, Erin Dunham, CEO of The Other Bird, will interactively explore challenges and solutions related to human resource, accounting, marketing, finance and other business functions.
Lessons Learned in the Food Truck Business – BUSN10182
After two years of running 50 Pesos food truck, owner Kristofir Rattray will share his lessons learned. Topics include start-up, location selection, food purchasing and branding. 50 Pesos food will be provided for all attendees.
Personal Income Tax Filing – FINC10048
Spend half a day learning from experts on how to compose your personal tax return.
Scrum Master Certification Course – MGMT10129
Prepare to become Scrum Master Certified (SMC™)! SMC trainers will lead this two day course which enables you to take on the role of Scrum Master – a worldwide industry recognized designation - and manage common issues and roadblocks in your organization.
Setting up QuickBooks Online for Your Small Business – BUSN10183
Effective use of accounting software is essential for small businesses. In this half-day workshop you will use QuickBooks Online (QBO), one of the fastest growing accounting software programs. Topics addressed include setting up your company in QBO, invoicing customers and writing cheques.
Delivered by industry leading faculty. Non-experts will gain the necessary skills required to setup a website for their small business needs. Includes setting up a shared hosting account, installing WordPress, and building a fully featured website using various plugins and themes. NOTE: You must register for a domain and shared hosting account. The approximate cost is $10-$20. You will be walked through the process in class. Please bring a valid credit card.
Excel Linking Multiple Worksheets & Workbooks – INFO10191
Introduces the user to advanced features such as working with multiple worksheets and workbooks. Creating/deleting worksheets, creating a formula that links more than one worksheet and or workbook. Using Excel 2016.
Excel Pivottables and Outlines – INFO10187
PivotTables interactively rearrange large amounts of data into different views in order to make sense of the information that you have. Use Outlines to easily group data and create totals. Using Excel 2016.
Excel Productivity with Macros – INFO10217
Learn to automate repetitive tasks using Microsoft Excel macros feature. Reduce the number of keystrokes by using macros to speed up your production and reduce time spent on spreadsheets.
Excel Working with Charts – INFO10190
Learn to create a graphical view of worksheet data using Excel's Chart feature. Using Excel 2016.
Excel Working with Formulas – INFO10192
Automate your worksheets through the use of absolute referencing, formulas, and built in functions: such as average, minimum, maximum, count date, if scenarios. Using Excel 2016.
Introduction to Excel – INFO10193
Always wanted to know what Excel is all about? Discover the world of spreadsheets with Excel 2016.
On-Demand Microsoft Office Training – INFO10250
Train from anywhere, at any time of the day! Prepare for an upcoming project or job interview with this new online on-demand training. Provides a guided practice on how to perform a function with voice-over and on-screen instruction. Train as much as you want during your subscription. Introductory to advanced training in Excel, Access, Project, Outlook, Project, Word. New training modules added regularly.
Creative, Media and Visual Arts
Discover hand building with clay while creating a Christmas Bell. Pieces will be fired and ready for pick up one week after the class.
Christmas Ornament – CERA10010
Discover hand building with clay while creating a Christmas ball. Pieces will be fired and ready for pick up one week after the class.
Closed Caption for Media: An Introduction – MCOM10241
Discover closed captioning and the various software programs that are used to create the captions for live and pre-recorded video media content. Review the skill-sets needed to support the craft for the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
Drawing for Comics & Graphic Novels – RECL10044
Discover the drawing techniques related to the genres of comics and graphic novels. Open to all drawing levels.
Figure Drawing – ARTT10053
Emphasis on individual instruction, gesture, contour drawing, form, value, basic anatomy and proportion. Suitable for beginners and the developing artist interested in the act of seeing and the process of drawing from the nude model.
Holiday Makeup Workshop – FASH10030
Make yourself look glamorous this Holiday Season with some quick makeup tips and trends.
Let's Make a Bowl – CERA10008
Learn simple wheel techniques and finish the evening by making a pottery bowl. Pieces will be fired and ready for pick up one week after class.
Pottery Workshop – CERA10013
Introduces creating pottery including throwing clay and using the pottery wheel.
Sculpture: Form, Shape & Scale – RECL10043
Explore sculpture via form, shape and scale using simple materials - which can sometimes result in monumental work! Experiment with both the additive and subtractive ways of sculpting. Work with different materials, methods and tools and discover the complexity of working in three dimensions.
Watercolour En Plein Air – ARTT10054
Using watercolours/field sketches, you sharpen your powers of observation to capture the atmosphere/light/colour/imagery of landscapes. All skill levels.
Create a colourful and stunning table piece using the rich tones of fall. Use a variety of fresh flowers and finish the arrangement with additional touches of fruits and accessories.
Christmas Centerpiece-Fresh Flowers – FLORGI545
Create an eye-catching arrangement for your holiday celebrations using a selection of fresh flowers and fragrant evergreens. Add interesting accents for that special touch.
Christmas Floral Workshop – FLORGI615
Decorate this Christmas with lovely florals that you created yourself! Craft three exciting traditional and contemporary arrangements that will enhance your holiday decor and impress family and friends.
Easter Blooms – FLOR10017
Create a colourful table arrangement(s) in spring colours for your Easter entertaining. Follow easy instructions using a variety of fresh flowers and greens.
Easy Flower Arranging – FLORGI601
Try your hand at arranging and consider pursuing courses in the Floral Techniques program. Using fresh flowers and greens, create at least 4 simple projects using budget wise containers and accessories. Get tips on care and handling.Check Availability
Mother's Day Easy Floral Arrangements – FLOR10023
Enjoy making your own Mother's day floral arrangements. Using fresh flowers and greens, create at least 3 simple projects using budget wise containers and accessories. Get tips on care and handling.
Springtime Wreath – FLORGI614
Shades and tints of green, pink and yellow speak of springtime and a hint of romance. Use a grapevine wreath, take an armful of garden delights of curly-willow branches, clusters of pussy willows and fillers for texture. Then add a colourful selection of flowers that will capture the airiness of the spring season. Further complemented by a wire ribbon bow for that romantic allure.
Traditional Christmas Urn – FLOR10020
Learn to create a stunning effect with this seasonal urn insert that can be used indoors or out. Put your own personal touch on this eye catching piece that combines greens, branches, berries etc.
Valentine Floral Workshop – FLORGI617
Create an eye-catching and romantic oasis ring for your dinner table on this special occasion.
Food and Drink
Come and discover one of the most perfect pairings! Learn how to pair beer and cheese from around the world.
Beer Appreciation – HOSP10047
Discover the world of beer. Learn how to properly taste beer, the different types of beer and its raw ingredients.
Bread - Bake it at Home – CULI10059
Learn to bake wheat based yeast breads at home using a variety of grains and seeds without additives or preservatives. Taste the difference!
Christmas around the World – CULI10088
Travel the world by cooking hands on recipes from 6 countries! We will highlight special holiday dishes from India, Great Britain, Mexico, Scotland and more.
Crockpot: Autumn Harvest – CULI10012
With the guidance of an experienced chef learn to prepare crock meals of sweet potatoes, gingered carrots, wild rice stuffed turkey breasts and cherry cobbler.
Discovering Tea – HOSP10040
Here's a perfect introduction for all - from the casually curious to the prospective tea taster. Sip a few healthy and tasty varieties of tea and discover the diversity of aromas and flavours. You may wish to further your studies by exploring the Tea Sommelier Program.
Holiday Hors D’oeuvres – CULI10034
Learn to create a light meal with loads of variety or start a meal off with elegance and flair! Discover simple yet elegant ways to create and cook a full Tapas platter. Learn to produce stunning hot and cold hors d'oeuvres that will impress your guests.
Making Pizza at Home – CULI10062
Learn to prepare a "from scratch" crust, using organic flours, discover a variety of toppings and THEN bake it. Taste, share and consider. Yes, we eat what we make!
Smart Serve Certification Course – HOSPFB008
Gain a competitive edge for employment in the hospitality sector. Mandatory for all working in an establishment that serves alcohol in Ontario. On successful completion of a written exam, you will receive a wallet-sized card verifying certification!
Soup's On! – CULIGI526
Explore the limitless possibilities of soup with our expert Chef! Begin with fresh stock to create cream soups, purees, and unusual recipes from around the world.
Wine & Food Pairings – CULI10063
What goes well with red and white wines when pairing with food? Join our Wine Sommelier for basic tips on enhancing your pallet and learn what to avoid. Further explore wines in-depth in the Wine Appreciation 2 course in the Professional Bartending program.
Considering trees for the future? Answer the questions, where, what, why and how! Includes selection factors, trees to avoid and how to plant trees for a sustainable environment.
Fall Lawn and Garden Care – HORTHOR15
Make your landscape a year round winner! Explore lawn and garden maintenance, summer and spring bulbs, container gardening and adding fall and winter interest.
Garden Pests - How to Spot Them and How to Deal With Them – HORT10048
Introduces common garden pests in Ontario and includes tips for identifying and managing them.
Hydroponics and Gardening without Soil – HORT10056
Discover hydroponics and the art of growing plants without soil in this hands-on experience. Learn about the basic types of hydroponic systems, the types of growing media that are used and the plants best suited to growing in hydroponics.
Pruning and Maintenance Of Shrubs and Trees – HORTHOR36
Demonstrations with live plants and illustrated presentations by a Certified Arborist are used to give you the confidence to prune your shrubs and garden plants successfully.
Health and Nursing
Skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies. This Red Cross training includes using an automated external defibrillator. Designed for Health Professionals who have a previous CPR Level ‘C’ certification, within the last 12 months.
C.P.R.'C'/AED - Health Care Provider Level – HSCI10086
Skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies. This Red Cross training includes using an automated external defibrillator.
Neonatal Resuscitation-Provider Certification – HSCI10163
Gain hands-on experience in individual skill practice and integrated simulations of mega codes and newborn scenarios.
Home Decorating and Renovation
Learn how to build, finish and install your own barn door - one of the latest trends in home decorating. A standard 40” x 80” barn door starting with 12” rough cut pine is included. Cut and assemble your door and learn the secrets for obtaining a weathered finish. Hardware will not be provided, however options will be explored in detail. Understand proper installation techniques. You must bring CSA approved safety shoes and safety glasses and make arrangements to take your barn door home after the workshop.
Barn Furniture - Bench & Crate – BLDG10711
Learn how to build and finish a bench and crate made of barn wood. Materials are included for a standard bench and crate starting with rough cut pine. You must bring CSA approved safety shoes and safety glasses and make arrangements to take your project home at the end of the session.
Barn Furniture - Bookcase – BLDG10712
Learn how to build and finish a bookcase made of barn wood. Materials are included for a standard bookcase starting with rough cut pine. Design is provided; no exceptions unless approved by instructor. You must bring CSA approved safety shoes and safety glasses and make arrangements to take your project home at the end of the session. Prerequisite: BLDG10711.
Barn Furniture - Headboard – BLDG10715
Learn how to build and finish a vanity made of barn wood that can be used as the base for a sink or hutch. Materials are included for a standard vanity starting with rough cut pine. Design is provided; no exceptions unless approved by instructor. You must bring CSA approved safety shoes and safety glasses and make arrangements to take your project home at the end of the session. Prerequisite: BLDG10711.
Holiday Door Decorating – HOSP10045
Make a unique holiday door decoration. Enjoy working with a decorator to create your own masterpiece.
Holiday Foyer Decorating – HOSP10044
Interested in creating holiday charm? Get ideas for using garland, lights, ribbons, etc. Enhance stairways, railings and front foyers. Specific idea for those with certain areas to decorate will be given by a professional decorator.
Holiday Table Decorating – HOSP10043
Give your table that professionally decorated look for the holidays! Create a centrepiece and find out how to add those extra special touches to your table. Materials included.
Learn to Tile Successfully – BLDG10105
Learn the basic steps of tiling by starting with a simple project. Hands-on instruction will be given from selecting tiles to the actual installation and completion of a project. A good stepping stone to have the confidence to undertake a backsplash or similar project.
Learn to intervene in non-physical ways to calm and de-escalate student behaviour before violence occurs. Ontario-based curriculum to understand, prevent, and change negative behaviours. Preferred by many school boards and appropriate for all who work with children. Participants receive a BMS practitioner certificate.
Massage Therapy OSCE Prep: Tips to build your confidence – HLTH10270
Provides mental preparation strategies for the CMTO OSCE. Learn tips for decreasing the stress surrounding exam and study preparation. Discuss exam day tips including: how to read the stem for best initiation of the station, setting a plan before you enter the room, recovering from a "blank out" or mistake, effective utilization of time and fine tuning draping.
Physical Readiness Evaluation for Police – HLTH10261
Acquire the skills necessary to successfully complete the Pursuit Restraint Circuit of the PREP and Level “7” on the 20 Meter Shuttle run from an expert who has been involved in PREP training since its introduction as a screening tool for Policing in the province of Ontario. Receive written technical feedback on each component of the Pursuit restraint circuit.Tips will be given on how to complete the 20 meter shuttle run with training scenarios for all emergency services fitness assessments.
Non-Profit Marketing and Communication
Part 1. Professionals will learn the components and terminology of strategic marketing & communications plans in a non-profit setting and compare this with a traditional for-profit organization. Learners will have an opportunity to apply this knowledge through workshop activities.
Targeted Marketing for Non-profits – MRKT10059
Part 2. Non-profit professionals will identify, understand and apply targeted marketing concepts. Workshop themes include objective setting, identifying target markets through quantitative and qualitative research, message definition, and utilizing appropriate media tools. Learners will have an opportunity to apply this knowledge through workshop activities.
Effective Advertising for Non-profits – ADVR10077
Part 3. Learn to develop effective advertising in a non-profit setting. Align advertising with marketing and communication plans. Conduct a SWOT analysis to determine effective advertising approaches. Learners will have an opportunity to apply this knowledge through workshop activities.
Non-profit Public Relations – HRES10026
Part 4. In the last workshop of the series, non-profit professionals will gain an understanding of the role of public relations. Draft an effective media release and understand strategies for developing media contacts. Learners will have an opportunity to apply this knowledge through workshop activities.
Ever wondered about 3D photos? Gain skills in taking 3D images for print or the web.
Auto Bone Yard – PHTO10094
Photograph acres of old cars / buses from past eras in an outdoor setting near Rockton.
Digital Cameras-How To Use Yours Effectively – PHTOCR527
Explore camera controls, resolution, exposure, automatic flash, creativity and composition. Supply your own digital camera.
From Cell Phone to Print in 90 Seconds – PHTO10098
Discover how easy it is to produce fabulous images in just seconds using your iPhone and any WiFi printer.
iPhone Photography Gadgets – PHTO10090
Use an iPhone to take great photos! Uncover the hidden functions of the iPhone camera, apps and accessories.
Macro Photography on a Budget – PHTO10100
Learn easy ways of taking close-up and macro photographs. Learn how to light your subjects with ease. Discover accessories that can help you take stunning photographs.
Outdoor Portraits Made Easy – PHTO10095
Learn to use available outdoor light and simple light modifiers to take professional looking portraits.
Painting With Light and Night – ARTT10059
Use a variety of portable light sources - from flashlights to sparklers - and create amazing night time images.
Photo Booth Setup Made Easy – PHTO10097
Having a party? Make it more fun with your own photo booth set up using an iPad and a Selphy printer.
Photobook Creation – PHTO10096
Discover the creation of hardcover or softcover photo books using free software. Add text for an even richer presentation.
Photography of Birds – PHTO10093
Begin with one hour in class and then travel to Hamilton nature trails for 2.5 hours of bird photography among fairly tame birds.
Smartphone Photography: An Introduction – PHTO10089
Discuss different camera angles, optimal lighting conditions, and techniques to snap that perfect selfie, portrait or home movie. You are required to bring a smartphone.
Waterfall Photography – PHTO10099
Discover techniques for photographing waterfalls. Begin with one hour in class and then travel to some beautiful Hamilton waterfalls for 2.5 hours.
Sewing and Needlework
Develop skills in pattern reading, preparing the fabric, measuring, marking, pressing and machine sewing as you make a pair of elasticized shorts or pants. Patterns and fabric suggested.
Basic Sewing 2 – TEXTHC203
Develop new skills in measuring, easy set in sleeves, facings, interfacings and finishing details by making a simple collarless shirt or top. Patterns and fabric suggested.
Quilting - Basic Introduction – TEXTHC319
Discover how easy machine quilting is! Learn fabric and colour selection, rotary cutting, battings and finishing tips. Excellent for the novice or as a refresher before tackling a project. Complete samples. Basic sewing knowledge required.
Quilting - Christmas Tree Skirt – TEXTHC071
Create a tree skirt using traditional Christmas colours or your own colour choice for an extra special touch under your tree. Use the log cabin diamond pattern supplied by the instructor. Some quilting and sewing knowledge beneficial.
Quilting - Table Runner – TEXTHC068
Create a unique themed table runner. Kit included in fee. Sewing skills required.
Sewing - Introduction – TEXTHC027
Technology and Skills
Formerly known as CFC/HCFC/HFC Control Training Program (ENVR RE904). Examine environmentally correct equipment design, and handling procedures for CFC/HCFC/HFC refrigerants. Intended for those who wish to maintain an ODP card or whose card has expired.
Welding Skills Practice Sessions – WELD10071
Attend a 3 hour session for practicing welding skills - from stick welding to advanced pipe welding. Instructor is on site, however, these are non-instructional practice sessions for experienced welders only. Students are responsible for all PPE including safety boots, safety glasses and gloves.
Working at Heights Training – BLDG10113
Employers in Ontario must ensure that workers on construction projects who may use certain methods of fall protection successfully complete 'working at heights' training that meets training program and provider standards established by the CPO. This mandatory training is for anyone on a construction site who works at heights (10 feet/3 m and above). This session provides the required theoretical and practical training to meet Ministry training requirements.
Meditation can remove stress and replace it with a sense of calm, relaxation and inner stillness. Open to all levels of experience, this workshop will guide you in your journey to discover stillness and relaxation through awakened, mindful meditation. Bring a yoga mat or meditation cushion to each class.
Yoga – RECL10042
Explore yoga postures, deep breathing and mindfulness to learn how these tools can improve your daily life and keep you focused on what is truly important to you. Discover the importance and health benefits of creating balance in all areas of your life. Bring a yoga mat to each class.