New Continuing Education Courses

newcourses_0.jpg

This list is for the entire Fall 2018 term.

Click on the Check Availability button to determine if the course you’re interested in is open for registration.


Acting for Adults – CREA10194

Check Availability

In partnership with Theatre Aquarius, build performance and presentation skills in this active, fun course led by theatre professionals. Engage in acting techniques to gain experience in voice and body awareness, text analysis, character development, ensemble building, stage presence, theatre and rehearsal practice. Theatre skills are life skills; creative problem solving, teamwork, empathy, and awareness are essential to life and art. Location: Theatre Aquarius Hamilton.

Analytics 101 – INFO10272

Check Availability

Review the initial installation process for Google Analytics and begin to navigate the analytics interface and interpret site user behaviours. Dive deeper to make actionable insights on marketing efforts and site optimizations. 4 hours.

Aviation Impact on Canadian National Development – HIST10027

Check Availability

Review the history of Canadian aviation. Learn about the impact that aviation has had on the development of Canada as a nation. Examine the early years of aviation. Canada's military participation and contribution to Allied aviation efforts during the wars of the 20th Century, and the influence of aviation in the development of the Canadian north. Focus on the transition from trains and ships to airplanes as the preferred method of travel.

Cloud Accounting – ACCT10120

Check Availability

Investigate how the cloud has revolutionized the field of accounting. Learn to transition clients from the desktop to the cloud as you create your own cloud accounting ecosystem. Includes Optical Character Recognition, 3rd party applications, security concerns, and more!

CNC Operator - Lathe – MACH10071

Check Availability

Examine the fundamentals of CNC lathes and turning centres. Enact and practice safety procedures, setup, and operate HAAS lathes. Cultivate an understanding of CNC turning as you gain hands-on experience using tools and equipment to create quality turned parts for a practical project, a Stirling engine. Milled components produced in MACH10072 CNC Operator-Milling. Materials included. You must bring CSA approved safety shoes and safety glasses to every class.

Communicating to your Manager – CRED10134

Check Availability

Designed to assist participants in establishing effective working relationship with their managers for increased positivity, a positive work environment, and career success.

Condominium Law – LAWS10213

Check Availability

Examine the legislative framework surrounding the creation, operation and management of condo corporations in Ontario. Protecting Condominium Owners Act 2015 amends the Condominium Act 1998 and introduces the licensing of condo managers under the Condominium Management Services Act 2015 (CMSA). Covers consumer protection, management contracts, dispute resolution, administrative authorities, regulators and recent and anticipated legislative reforms. ACMO fee included. Equivalent to LAWSCDM01.

Creativity Unlocked – COMM10367

Check Availability

Explore the benefits of reflexive (self-reflective) writing in an intimate, hands-on and encouraging group setting. Using resources like Julia Cameron?s The Artist's Way, you?ll overcome roadblocks and unlock your inner creativity through journaling, introspective exercises and poetry. No prior writing experience is necessary.

Crochet and Knitting for Beginners – CREA10193

Check Availability

Learn crochet and knitting basics. Take home a yarn project at the end of each class. Kit included.

Disability Legislation for Media Professionals – MCOM10230

Check Availability

Examine disability issues giving rise to disability legislation and disability activism, and critically analyse the AODA?s Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulations (IASR) as it applies to media and content creation. Blended delivery.

Discover Machine Quilting – TEXT10061

Check Availability

Explore the basics of quilting including tools, colours, fabric selection and rotary cutting. Develop your skills by sewing different pattern blocks leading to a finished lap quilt. Bring your own sewing machine. Some materials included. Other supplies will be outlined during the first class.

Discover Your Authentic Voice Through Public Speaking – COMM10363

Check Availability

Speak with confidence, clarity and strength. Improve communication skills, overcome fear and anxiety of public speaking. Unlock the natural power of your voice through interactive dramatic arts engagement. Understand body language and how you wish your audience to perceive you. Follow proven strategies for planning and delivering an effective presentation. Gain skills to combat nervousness, engage and command your audience.

Diversity Perspectives – MCOM10231

Check Availability

Investigate the experiences of people with disabilities; critically examine the assumptions, stereotypes and misconceptions that have shaped traditional media content and the responses of people with disabilities; challenge the viewpoint of disability from the perspective of difference rather than deficit. Blended delivery.

Drafting Fundamentals & Standards – TDRWEA106

Check Availability

Recognize and apply basic principles of drafting in the fields of architectural, construction, civil, and transportation engineering. Perform basic drafting techniques including line work, lettering, dimensioning, sketching, and drawings assembly. Demonstrate the ability of interpreting and understanding blueprints.

Event Photography – PHTO10083

Check Availability

Focus on all the aspects of photographing an event, be it a fundraiser, community event, golf tournament, bridal shower or family function. Focus on the importance of the personality and interactions of the photographer with those in attendance at the event as well as the photographer?s required skills and preparation in order to successfully capture beautiful images while photographing the event. Model/location fee included.

Financial Planning for Condominium Managers – FINC10051

Check Availability

Examine the financial management of condominium corporations. Covers the accounting process, financial administration, General Ledger and coding, Financial Statements (FS), presenting FS to the Board, understanding and preparing budgets, Reserve Funds, the Audit, investing and borrowing. Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word required. ACMO fee included. Equivalent to: FINCCDM03.

Food Fusion and Fun – CULI10096

Check Availability

Cooking should not be a chore, it should at the very least be a means of healthy sustenance and at its best a means of entertaining family and friends. Our Local Chef will introduce you to food related fun in this hands-on international culinary "mash-up". You will be encouraged to "play with your food" mixing and "mashing" dishes together from all over the world. Food costs included.

Git workshop – INFO10270

Check Availability

Git is a technology used to manage the assets of your web design & development projects. It is used by companies around the world to keep track of files, images, and processes, and also enables multiple developers to collaborate efficiently. Review the importance of Git, how it is used, and example scenarios seen in any given work day, including collaborating with others through GitHub.

Heat Engines, Piping and Plant Documentation – HRAP10069

Check Availability

Prepares candidates to challenge the 2nd Class Power Engineering exam 2B1. Study the theoretical principles, mechanical details, maintenance, lubrication and operation of various heat cycle engines including steam turbines, internal combustion engines, and gas turbines. Includes a high level study of piping installations. Learn to interpret and comprehend the various types of plant drawings encountered including orthographic, P&ID?s and flow diagrams, and other related documentation. 60 hours.

Jazz Harmony 3 (Option) – MUSCMU381

Check Availability

Form a basic theoretical knowledge of jazz harmonies, melodies and rhythms as applied to improvisation, arranging and composition. Develop the ear (recognizing intervals, scales, and chords).

Knife Skills: Deboning – CULI10094

Check Availability

Butchery is becoming a skill that more people want to learn, and this is your chance to learn from a pro! Designed to increase your repertoire of basic butchery skills through hands on work and theory. Learn how to break down a carcass, make stock and create a dish. Develop knife skills, techniques and safe food handling through a blend of cooking and butchering. Take home all the products made in class! Food costs included.

Leading from Within – GINT10056

Check Availability

You are a leader in your field. The mantle of Leader requires that you understand what sets you apart, know your strengths, and are open to opportunities to grow and hone your skills. This equine assisted workshop offers a unique perspective on your inherent core abilities. Horses don't care about credentials or reputation. Their honest communication will help you discover that true leadership does not depend on outside variables. Equine fees included. Location: sierracres.ca/contact.

Local Food Procurement – CULI10095

Check Availability

Explore opportunities to bring more local food to foodservices in colleges, universities and healthcare facilities. Learn the skills you need to develop local food purchasing programs. Designed by leading industry experts.

Manufacturing Processes – MANU10057

Check Availability

Covers the processes used in manufacturing industries involving foundry methods, sheet metal forming, protective coating and surface finishes, forging, machining and welding methods, rubber products processing, and wood, leather and plastic processing. 45 hours.

Math for PreHealth I – MATH10076

Check Availability

Evaluate a variety of arithmetic and algebraic expressions and apply these principles to typical problems that arise in the health care fields. Concepts studied include numeracy fundamentals; systems of measurement and dimensional analysis; algebra; and evaluating systems of linear equations. Develop essential critical thinking and problem-solving skills through exposure to application problems. Use numerical methods along with graphs to describe the relationship between quantities. 45 hours.

Mathematics for PreHealth Sciences II – MATH10077

Check Availability

Develop essential critical thinking and problem-solving skills through exposure to application problems, including dosage calculations, solution dilutions, concentrations, and pH. Use numerical methods along with graphs, charts, and tables to effectively describe data, calculate the empirical and theoretical probability of simple events using key rules of probability, and apply descriptive and inferential statistics to applications from the health care fields. 45 hours.

Metal Fabrication Intro Level 1 – MANU10056

Check Availability

Designed for beginner fabricators or hobbyists who have welding experience (will be evaluated by instructor on first night of class). Develop skills and read shop drawings by building small steel projects using a variety of techniques and equipment. Gain experience using the oxy-acetylene torch, plasma cutter, shear, iron worker and other supplied tools. Materials included. Students must bring CSA approved safety glasses & safety boots, welding gloves, and a tape measure (metric and imperial).

Modern Flair For Wedding Designs – FLORFC201

Check Availability

Concentrate on contemporary techniques, high style designs and the European influence for bridal bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres, church and reception pieces. Prerequisite: FLORFC006.

Old World Favourites – CULI10097

Check Availability

Join our Chef for a culinary tour of England, Scotland and Northern Europe, for this hands-on cooking adventure, discover the how to and the why of your favorite old-world recipes, comfort food that you remember and new skills that you can use at home to create new family memories. Food costs included.

Professional B2B Sales – BUSN10216

Check Availability

This interactive online workshop will include live sessions with Cam Scott, IBM Sales Instructor & Program Leader. Learn about 3 phases of business-to-business selling: building, progressing and closing sales pipeline. Explore development of new opportunities in the digital social age, progression tactics, articulating compelling reasons to act, and negotiating tactics. Each week will include key takeaways, live interactions and practical applications. 12 hours.

Purchasing – BUSN10214

Check Availability

Introduces the key concepts of purchasing for supply chain management. Various elements of a purchasing strategy are detailed including the advantaged and disadvantages of centralized versus decentralized purchasing functions, purchasing best practices, and tools and techniques for purchasing applications and oversight. Equivalent to: BUSN10189. 45 hours.

Search Engine Optimization 101 – INFO10271

Check Availability

Learn the basics and begin understanding the importance of Search Engine Optimization. Review the fundamental concepts and tools for improving site visibility, including ranking factors, and learn how to integrate SEO techniques into a marketing strategy. 4 hours.

Security+ Certification Preparation – INFO10273

Check Availability

Prepare to challenge the current Security+ exam. The CompTIA Security+ certification tests for security knowledge mastery of an individual with two years on-the-job networking experience with emphasis on security. Exam topics include: communication security, infrastructure/device security, cryptography, access control, wireless, mobile, authentication, external attacks, vulnerability/risk management and organization security.

Senior Photography – PHTO10104

Check Availability

Focus on how to photograph seniors to best reflect their individuality and unique qualities by promoting positive images of aging. Through photography we will focus on how to showcase the abilities and unique attributes of each senior through photography. Model fees included.

Spectrum of Engagement – MGMT10164

Check Availability

Engaging and managing productive volunteers requires an understanding of the operational process in which volunteers function. Discover the impact of your reputation on recruitment, and explore strategies for every facet of the volunteer cycle including pre-recruitment planning, supervision, performance evaluations, recognition, and risk management. Equivalent to: MGMT10152.

Supply Chain Administration – BUSN10215

Check Availability

Discover the answers to the question "what is a supply chain?" Examine the core concepts and techniques across the supply chain including the examination of the connections between strategic objectives, stakeholder expectations, and process management. Explore the planning and inventory components of the supply chain. Equivalent to: BUSNIB102. 45 hours.

Technical Communications – COMM10190

Check Availability

Develop practical solutions for technical writing problems. Focus on analysis and planning skills, and use of the computer for research, and formatting of text and graphics to industry standards.

The Power of Positive Thinking with Guided Meditation – HLTH10272

Check Availability

Understand how your thoughts affect your health and life. Change your life by changing your thoughts. Covers use affirmations and calming the chatter in your head. Learn tools and techniques to help you think more positively, practice meditation and be present with your thoughts. Classes end with a guided meditation to leave you relaxed and happy. Understanding links between your thoughts, habits and behaviours helps build a framework for positive mindset and healthy life.

Training for Technical Support Analysts – EDUC10115

Check Availability

Apply the four key theoretical concepts of technical support - needs analysis, developing learning objectives, program design/development, and costing and evaluation, to a real organization using the case method. Analyze the training needs of the organization; set objectives, design a training plan, and evaluate training within the company.

Transitioning to Management – MGMT10167

Check Availability

Designed to assist participants with their transition into management and understanding the challenges of first-time manager.

Understanding Sustainable Farming:Principles & Practices – HLTH10263

Check Availability

This is not a training course for farmers, but a course for those who want an overview of sustainable agriculture and how it is practiced across the country. Students have opportunities to direct the course for their own learning. Choose readings and assignments to reflect your own interests and knowledge/skill areas you would like to develop.

Volunteer Management: Administration – MGMT10165

Check Availability

Understand the support system behind volunteer engagement, which includes software programs, the development of policies and procedures, establishment of a budget, conflict resolution, administrative filing systems and the design of forms templates. Equivalent to: MGMT10153.

Volunteer Management: Foundations – MGMT10163

Check Availability

Discover the foundational pieces for successful engagement of volunteer resources. Develop a good planning process, based on recruitment/involvement models and current research on volunteering, which leads to better success when engaging volunteers.