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Bookkeeping Fundamentals 1

Basic accounting theory and foundations in general procedures will be the focus of this intensive course for those with little or no bookkeeping experience. Learn how all of the parts fit together; setting up journals, ledger and payroll records, preparing a trial balance, income statement and balance sheet, fiscal period-end bank reconciliation and closing adjustments will be covered. Basic Bookkeeping Text & Working Papers extra (approx $151) at the Bookstore: Interurban 250-370-4080, Lansdowne 250-370-3080.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Bookkeeping Fundamentals 2

Building on the theories and foundations learned in Level 1, this course will introduce specialty journals & control accounts, correcting entries, recording costs related to taxes, freight, duty & brokerage, credit notes, aging of accounts receivable and recording of bad debt. We will also discuss accounting & computers, the basic principles of financial reporting, internal controls and the main differences between the structure and financial entries unique to proprietorships and corporations. This course uses the SAME text & workbook as Level 1.

2016P BSNS 503G 001 • May 9 - Jun 6 (8 sessions) • Dave Davies

  • Mon Thur • 6:30pm-8:30pm • Lansdowne
  • $199+GST

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How to Start a Business

In this popular eight-part program, you will learn how to start and manage a business. A complimentary manual is handed out at the first class. Topics covered are:

  • Do I Have What it Takes?
  • The Market and the Competition
  • Cornering the Market
  • Starting from Scratch or Buying?
  • Your Financial Needs
  • Personnel Management
  • Financial Statements and Planning
  • Legal Obligations
  • Financing Your Start-up
  • Your Business Plan

2016P BSNS 501G 001 • May 2 - May 30 (8 sessions) • Barbara Newton

  • Mon Thur • 6:30pm-9:15pm • Interurban
  • $249+GST

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Running a Successful Small Non-Profit

Thinking about starting your own non-profit society or charity? Are you currently a staff member, board member or volunteer of a community group, non-profit society or charity and want to increase your value and contribution?

This course will provide you with practical advice, guidance and tips to maximize your efforts, help smooth the pathway and increase your success.  Marilyn Sing started The OCTA Collective Society in 2004 and transitioned it to a registered charity in 2007 to advance the artsREACH program. She brings her life-passion and wealth of extensive practical experience, knowledge and helpful resources into the classroom.  
Topics include:

  • Learning what you need to know before starting
  • Understanding the differences and strict regulations of being a non-profit society or charity
  • Recruiting and retaining competent, productive volunteers and/or Board members
  • Writing successful grant applications by understanding what funders want
  • Marketing effectively
  • Diversifying and increasing revenue
  • Planning and running profitable fundraising events
  • Increasing community engagement and awareness

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Wills & Estate Planning Essentials

Creating a Will is an important way to plan for your family’s future and peace of mind.  This workshop will help you be more confident in your understanding and decision-making process to finally get this task off your mind and “must-do” list! Important Note: Legal advice will not be provided by the instructor and this class will not replace the need for legal counsel. Topics of discussion include:

  • The pros and cons of writing your own Will or having it done professionally
  • The effect of BC’s new WESA* legislation (as of March 31, 2014) on Wills and Estate planning. (*Wills, Estates & Succession Act)
  • Important questions to ask if seeing a lawyer, accountant, etc.
  • Signing a Power of Attorney and a health directive with your Will
  • Essentials of your Estate planning (i.e. joint ownership, designated beneficiaries)
  • The responsibilities of being an Executor or Co-executor. Critical junctures when professional help may be warranted
  • Helpful and important online resources and reference sources

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Additional Business Courses

Below are some additional Business related seminars of interest. These can be found in our Leadership and General Leadership sections: 

Call 250-370-4565 or email sofbus@camosun.ca for information.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Business Skills for Trades People

Are you a skilled tradesperson thinking about starting your own business? Have you started a business but need more knowledge and business skills? Perhaps you want to become a more valuable employee by understanding your employer’s business challenges? This seminar series has been created just for you!

We recognize that formal business education may not have been on your mind when you embarked on your skills training. This program will provide you with the fundamentals of business management theories and practices. Whether you are a manager, foreman, or business owner, we want to equip you with the knowledge and skills to successfully function in today’s rapidly changing environment.

Who should take this program?

  • Recent graduates of any Trades based program (Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry, Welding, Cooks training, etc.) interested in starting their own small business
  • Experienced Tradespeople who manage others or own their own small business
  • Any tradesperson interested in formal Business Training
If you would like further information, call 250-370-4565 or email sofbus@camosun.ca

These courses are recognized by the Homeowner Protection Office for Continuing Professional Development credits.

Starting a Business in the Trades - Part 1 New

What makes an entrepreneur, what skills and abilities are required, how do you decide if this path is for you? This course will provide you with the tools and information you need to make those decisions regardless of your chosen trade. You will learn about creating a business plan, purchasing a business vs. starting from scratch, working with contracts and legal documents, insurance and liability related issues, marketing yourself and hiring workers.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Starting a Business in the Trades - Part 2

As your business grows, so does the importance of efficiently managing all aspects of your finances and operations. Operations involve people, places, and things. Your budget will involve understanding your cash flow and monitoring your company’s financial health. In this course we will review the management of your time, your employees, your clients, equipment, inventory as well as managing projects and subcontracting – all while keeping an eye on the finances. How do you handle it all? How do you plan? We will review strategies to grow your business and creating a vision for the future. Also included will be a demonstration of some of the systems you will need to consider including your web page, accounting software, Excel, etc.   This course will be offered again in the Winter of 2017, email or call to be added to the interest list. (250-370-4565 or sofbus@camosun.ca

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Finance and Investing

Your Money Questions Answered- Keep it Simple and Smart! New

Enough is enough…Stop wasting your hard earned money!  Now is the time to take control and learn how to start building savings, spend more wisely, and eliminate destructive debt in your life.   In this practical course you will learn simple and intelligent money saving and spending strategies. These strategies will help you start seeing how money can buy you more time and help create more personal happiness if you understand how to spend it wisely and invest it intelligently.   Topics will include:

  • It All Starts With A Plan - Creating a Budget & Setting Financial Goals
  • Managing Debt Wisely – Eliminate Destructive Debt vs Use Constructive Debt
  • Being A Smart Consumer of Financial Products
  • Renting vs Buying
  • Creating An Investment Plan - Preparing for the Future
  • Managing Emotions when Investing    
 

2016W PFNC 504G 001 • Apr 23 - Jun 4 (6 sessions) Cancelled


Investment Choices for Success in the Financial Markets

This course is a comprehensive introduction for the novice investor who is interested in learning about Canadian investment, money and capital markets. Mahesh combines his wealth of experience with a fun, engaging, practical teaching style to help you learn and understand how to make sense of the complex financial world. You'll gain the knowledge in a supportive classroom environment to become more confident with the financial markets and have the tools to make smarter investment decisions. Topics include: Investment Objectives, Risk and Return; Financial Markets and Financial Instruments: equities, bonds and derivatives (futures, forwards and options); Mutual Funds and the Institutional Environment; How Securities are Traded; Market Efficiency; Fundamental Analysis, Technical Analysis and Security Analysis; Portfolio Selection, Portfolio Theory and Diversification; The Capital Asset Pricing Model. No class March 26th. The next offering of this course will be Fall 2016.  Email sofbus@camosun.bc.ca to be put on an interest list. 

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Personal Financial Fundamentals

 It’s never too late to start! This course covers the essential ingredients of personal finance and is for anyone interested in learning more and taking better control of their own finances as well as developing a personal/family plan. Richard brings the topics to life in an approachable, realistic and easy to understand manner that encompasses all income levels and backgrounds. Personal privacy is always respected and allows participants to ask questions in a non-judgmental, relaxed environment. The materials include: how to manage your cash to get more out of what you have, how to build and preserve wealth, how to structure debt to free up cash, pay less interest and pay it off faster, basic information on stocks and mutual funds, retirement planning, buying insurance and basic personal tax information. The course includes a complimentary workbook, including self-study activities, supplementary materials and more. The next offering of this course will be Fall 2016.  Email sofbus@camosun.bc.ca to be put on an interest list.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Personal Financial Fundamentals-Couples

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Certified Financial Planner

Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Free Info Session

The CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® designation is recognized as one of the premier, prestigious certifications in the financial services industry and is considered the gold standard for the profession, representing the highest level of competence, ethics and practice.   This information session is for  you if you are interested in earning the internationally recognized Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation and looking to start this career in the financial services industry.   The Program Coordinator and CFP course instructors, (who are also CFP industry professionals), invite you to this informative session to find out about the FPSC approved education pathway to complete the CFP Certification. You will learn the facts, get your questions answered about the industry and possible career option  to help you make an informed decision if this is the  right career path for you. Call 250-370-3550 (option 2) to register.

2016P BSNS 990V 001 • May 25 (1 session) • Cfp Instructors

• Program Coordinat
  • Wed • 6:00pm-7:30pm • Interurban
  • Free

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2016S BSNS 990V 001 • Aug 31 (1 session) • Cfp Instructors

• Prog. Coordin
  • Wed • 6:00pm-7:30pm • Interurban
  • Free

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Certified Financial Planning (CFP®) Courses New

The Designation
The CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® designation is recognized as one of the premier, prestigious certifications in the financial services industry and is considered the gold standard for the financial planning professionals, representing the highest level of competence, ethics and practice. The Certified Financial Planner courses are part of an FPSC-accredited core curriculum program and Camosun is offering the first 4 individual courses of the CFP® education program designed by Advocis. These courses are the first step towards CFP certification with the Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC).

Visit www.fpsc.ca for complete details on earning the CFP designation.

CFP 1 – Financial Planning Fundamentals
CFP  2 –Contemporary Practices in Financial Planning
CFP  3 – Comprehensive Practices in Risk and Retirement Planning
CFP 4 – Wealth Management and Estate Planning  

Target Audience
Individuals interested in earning the internationally recognized Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation, those looking to start a career in the financial services industry, experienced financial planners seeking to upgrade their skills, investment advisors, mutual fund representatives and life insurance professionals who wish to earn this credential, specialists from related fields such as accounting, risk management and compliance, active investors wanting to learn how to structure their own financial affairs.

Career Possibilities
Certified Financial Planner® (CFP)®,Financial analysts, planners & managers, Finance or mortgage underwriters, Risk analysts or advisers, Financial Services/Investment Representative, Financial Advisor, Personal Banking Representative. 

Request detailed brochure:  sofbus@camosun.bc.ca

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

CFP 3 - Comprehensive Practices in Risk and Retirement Planning New

This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the principles and applications related to the concepts of managing risk and retirement planning. Students will learn about products, issues, and practices in the areas of insurance and retirement. Included is an exploration of the risk management and retirement planning processes, moving through the wealth accumulation phase into retirement. Topics:  Risk Management—Fundamentals, Health, Property and Causality, Life Insurance and Living Benefits, Registered Pension Plans, Registered Retirement Savings Plans, Retirement Income Retirement Planning. Prerequisites: Successful completion of CFP Course 1 and 2 strongly recommended.

2016W BSNS 584V 001 • Apr 21 - Jul 7 (12 sessions) • Mark Leslie

  • Thur • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $525

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Additional $275+tax required for Course Materials fee. Camosun CFP students must also register directly with Advocis at https://secure3.advocis.ca/secureform/college/reg.aspx?college=CAMOSUN (Please note: Advocis course materials will be sent directly to you upon registration but access to the online Access Learning platform will not be open until September. Shipping time - 10 days)


CFP 1 - Financial Planning Fundamentals - FALL 2016

This course will introduce the fundamentals of financial planning. Students will acquire an understanding of the concepts and applications associated with financial calculations and the analysis of financial statements. The basic concepts of contracting and family law are covered followed by an analysis of government-sponsored benefit programs.

Topics: Time Value of Money Fundamentals, Financial Statements and Analysis, Legal - Fundamentals and Family Law, Government-Sponsored Benefit Programs. 
Prerequisites: None        Limited class size.

2016F BSNS 582V 001 • Sep 22 - Dec 8 (12 sessions) • Mark Leslie

  • Thur • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Lansdowne
  • $525

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Additional $275+tax required for Course Materials fee. Camosun CFP students must also register directly with Advocis at https://secure3.advocis.ca/secureform/college/reg.aspx?college=CAMOSUN (Please note: Advocis course materials will be sent directly to you upon registration but access to the online Access Learning platform will not be open until September. Shipping time - 10 days)


CFP 4 - Wealth Management & Estate Planning - FALL 2016 New

Students will review the basics of economics and investing along with gaining an understanding of investment products. Investment planning and key areas of personal financial management are explored.  The course concludes with estate planning fundamentals, concepts and applications.  Topics: Economics & Investments-Fundamentals, Investment-Products, Investment Planning, Financial Management, Estate Planning. Prerequisites:  CFP Course 1, 2 and 3 are strongly recommended.

2016F BSNS 585V 001 • Sep 22 - Dec 15 (12 sessions) • Stephanie Dean

  • Thur • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Lansdowne
  • Thur • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Lansdowne
  • $525

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Additional $275+tax required for Course Materials fee. Camosun CFP students must also register directly with Advocis at https://secure3.advocis.ca/secureform/college/reg.aspx?college=CAMOSUN (Please note: Advocis course materials will be sent directly to you upon registration but access to the online Access Learning platform will not be open until September. Shipping time - 10 days)


CFP 2 - Contemporary Practices in Financial Planning New

This course introduces students to basic income tax laws and moves into a more advanced understanding, as it relates to areas of financial planning. This course provides a review of the professional and ethical responsibilities associated with the role of a financial planner, and gives an understanding of the structures and services within the financial industry. Different forms of business structures and trusts will be explored in depth.

Topics:  Taxation - Level 1, Taxation - Level 2, Organizational Structures, Professional Standards and Financial Industry. 
Prerequisite: CFP Course 1 strongly recommended.  Limited class size.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Canadian Payroll Association

CPA course registration requirements
To enroll in a Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) payroll course, you must register first with Camosun College, 250-370-3550 (Option 2) and then ALSO immediately register directly with the Canadian Payroll Association (information from www.payroll.ca; toll free: 1-800-387-4693).

Advanced Payroll Management (APM) New

This course is the final core payroll course in the Certified Payroll Manager (CPM) certification program. Upon completion of Applied Payroll Management, you should be able to:
• Make decisions; supervise and manage; communicate and contribute a payroll perspective to organizational policy and strategy discussions regarding:
o payroll best practices
o organizational benchmarking measurements
o payroll’s role within the organization’s structure
o payroll and HRIS systems planning and implementation
o employee development, motivation, appraisal and cascading objectives
Prerequisite: Introduction to Payroll Management

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Introduction to Payroll Management(IPM ) New

This course is the first core payroll course in Certified Payroll Manager (CPM) certification program.
Introduction to Payroll Management prepares professionals to manage a payroll department by introducing them to the most applicable core management subjects. Based on market research, the course provides the management content and tools required to be a successful manager, such as decision making, project management and public speaking. It builds on the foundation of a Payroll Compliance Practitioner's experience, knowledge and application of legislative monitoring and effective communication of payroll programs and policies. Upon completion of Introduction to Payroll Management, you should be able to:
• Define the role that strategic, operational, human resources and financial management play in an organization.
• Demonstrate the ability to monitor, analyze, communicate and implement legislative changes.
• Analyze situations and apply the appropriate decision making tool.
• Participate in an organization's risk management process by developing payroll continuity plans.
• Identify and apply the principles of project management.
• Define change management in terms of the forces that lead to organizational change
• Demonstrate a professional payroll profile by applying privacy principles to the management of payroll information.
• Analyze ethical situations that may emerge related to compliance and/or human resources situations. Prerequisite: PCP Certification and Payroll Experience approved by the CPA prior to enrolling in this course  

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) Certification Program Free Info Session

Did you know that the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) has been representing employers’ payroll interests since 1978? Canada's 1.5 million employers count on payroll professionals to annually pay $810 billion in wages, $250 billion in federal and provincial statutory remittances, and $90 billion in health and retirement benefits, as well as produce 25 million T4s, 9 million T4As, and 7 million RL-1s – all while complying with over 190 regulatory requirements. Professional certification at one or more levels is a prerequisite for employment and career advancement in payroll by an increasing number of employers. Camosun College and the CPA course instructor, who is also a member of the Victoria CPA chapter, invite you to this informative session. You will get your questions answered and all of the information needed about the CPA Payroll Courses and pathways to Certification. This session is ideal for those interested in payroll education and for payroll practitioners looking for information on becoming certified through the CPA. Call 250-370-3550 (option 2) to register.
 

2016P PMCP 990V 001 • Jun 8 (1 session) • Program Coordinatr

  • Wed • 6:00pm-7:30pm • Interurban
  • Free

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2016S PMCP 990V 001 • Aug 25 (1 session) • Dawn Kardos

  • Thur • 6:00pm-7:30pm • Interurban
  • Free

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Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) Certification Program

Since 1985, The Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) has registered more than 25,000 students in their certification program. Professional certification at one or more levels is a prerequisite for employment and career advancement in payroll by an increasing number of employers. This program helps payroll professionals avoid substantial penalties for non-compliance with government rules and regulations and other costly administrative errors. The CPA updates payroll course materials annually.

 CPA Program and Contact Information: 
 

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Payroll Fundamentals Level 2 (PF2) -CPA Registration Deadline - Apr 28/16

This course is the fourth and final core payroll course requirement in the CPA's PCP Certification program.
Important Note: Introduction to Accounting (ACCT 110 at Camosun) is a prerequisite for Payroll Fundamentals 2

Upon completion of Payroll Fundamentals 2, you will be able to:
•Calculate organizational remittances to federal, provincial and third party stakeholders
•Prepare accounting documentation for payroll
•Complete year end documentation
•Communicate all aspects of organizational remittances, accounting and year end requirements to internal, external and government stakeholders

Pre-requisites: Payroll Compliance Legislation (PCL), Payroll Fundamentals 1 (PF1), and Introduction to Accounting (ACCT 110 at Camosun)
**Please note the required separate CPA fee in addition to the Camosun course cost.

2016P PMCP 502V 001 • May 9 - Jun 29 (14 sessions) • Dawn Kardos

  • Mon Wed • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Interurban
  • $449

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**In addition to the Camosun course fee, the following fees are payable to the CPA:

  • CPA Members – $357 including taxes
  • Non/New-members - $ 546 including taxes
  • A CPA registration form may be downloaded from payroll.ca

Payroll Compliance Legislation (PCL) Course CPA Registration Deadline - Sept 1/16

This course is the first core payroll course and is the point of entry for the first level of Certification. Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • describe payroll's objectives and stakeholders
  • identify an employer/employee relationship
  • apply federal and provincial legislation to payroll including:
    • the Canada Pension Plan
    • the Employment Insurance Act
    • the Income Tax Act
    • Employment Standards legislation
    • Workers' Compensation Acts
    • Québec-specific legislation
  • communicate the payroll compliance requirements to various stakeholders
Prerequisites: None, although a thorough understanding of mathematical principles and fluency in spoken and written English, will increase the probability of success in this course. CPA registration deadline is September 1, 2016 **Please note the required separate CPA fee is in addition to the Camosun course cost.

2016F PMCP 500V 001 • Sep 15 - Dec 15 (14 sessions) • Dawn Kardos

  • Thur • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Interurban
  • $449

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**In addition to the Camosun course fee, the following fees are payable to the CPA:

  • CPA Members – $357 including taxes
  • Non/New-members - $546 including taxes
  • A CPA registration form may be downloaded from payroll.ca

Payroll Fundamentals – Level 1 (PF1) CPA -Next offered Jan 2017

This course is the second core requirement in the CPA's PCP certification. Upon completion of Payroll Fundamentals 1, you will be able to:

  • Calculate regular individual pay
  • Calculate non-regular individual pay
  • Calculate termination payments
  • Complete a Record of Employment (ROE)
  • Communicate all aspects of individual pay requirements to various stakeholders
Prerequisite: Payroll Compliance Legislation course (PCL)
**Please note the required separate CPA fee in addition to the Camosun course cost.
 

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Insurance Institute of Canada/British Columbia (IIBC)

Camosun College, in conjunction with the Insurance Institute, is pleased to offer the course required by the Insurance Council of BC to obtain a Level 1 Salesperson/Adjuster License.

The Insurance Institute of Canada was formed by the provincial institutes in 1952 to facilitate a uniform standard of insurance education and examination across Canada. The local BC Institute has over 4,500 members, employed in all aspects of poperty and casualty insurance and related industries. It is a non-profit association of which members are students or graduates of their programs.

Insurance Institute Contact Information
Insurance Institute of British Columbia (IIBC)
1110-800 W. Pender St.
Vancouver, BC  V6C 2V6
Email: iibcmail@insuranceinstitute.ca
www.insuranceinstitute.ca

 
Sandra Enriquez, Education Administrator
Phone:  604-681-5491 ext. 30
Toll Free: 1-888-681-5491
 
IIBC Vancouver Island Chapter
Donna Salahor, CIP, 250-216-9393
Marketing Coordinator
Email: dsalahor@insuranceinstitute.ca
 
Career Information
 

 
Licensing Information
Insurance Council of BC
www.insurancecouncilofbc.com

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

General Insurance Salesperson/Adjuster – Level 1 License Free Info Session

Did you know that across Canada there are more than 200 general insurance companies, 7500 brokerage offices and 1500 independent adjusting companies that employ over 110,000 people? If you are wondering what this career choice is all about or looking for a new direction – this session will help you decide if this is the right path for you.

Camosun College and a representative from The Insurance Institute of British Columbia (IIBC) invite you to this informative session to find out all of the information needed about the GIE Course, careers, employer sponsorship, salaries, education and employment opportunities. All of your questions will be answered about the insurance field and related industries.
 

2016F IIBC 990V 001 • Sep 1 (1 session) • IIBC Representative

  • Thur • 6:00pm-7:30pm • Interurban
  • Free

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General Insurance Salesperson/Adjuster – Level 1 License (GIE) Fall Only - Avoid disappointment, register early!

This course provides the training required by the Insurance Council of BC for anyone wanting to obtain a Level 1 Salesperson/Adjuster License. It introduces the student to the insurance business, insurance intermediaries, the insurance company, basic documents, insurance practices and automobile insurance. In addition, the course covers, at an introductory level, law and insurance, insurance contracts, insurance organizations, claims and loss adjusting, fire insurance, the Homeowners policy, personal lines policies, liability insurance, commercial insurance coverages, reinsurance, risk management and loss prevention. Once this training has been completed, within one year, the successful candidate is required to have the sponsorship (employment) of a licensed insurance agency or licensed adjusting firm in order to obtain a Level 1 license. IIBC membership, administration and exam costs are included in the course price. Students purchase course manuals (approx $292) and optional Dictionary of Insurance (approx $76). Successful graduates of this Program will be awarded a Certificate from the Insurance Institute of BC. In addition, the successful candidate will be eligible to apply for an equivalency credit in the Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation program of the Insurance Institute of Canada.

2016F IIBC 500V 001 • Sep 12 - Dec 12 (14 sessions) • Maurice Mcfadden

  • Mon • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Interurban
  • $599

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(No class Oct. 10th. Make-up class on Tuesday Oct. 11th.)


Career Pathways

Get Clear. Start Here: The Passion Test for Career Seekers

Are you about to make a career change? Are you stepping in a career search for the first time?  Maybe you’re considering entrepreneurship. An important first step to fulfilling, satisfying work is to get clear about what is truly most meaningful to you. In this practical workshop, you’ll get clear about your career passions and your career values. You’ll begin this half-day, interactive session with The Passion Test to get connected to the ‘heart’ of your inner motivations regarding work. You will identify and prioritize your top 5 career passions, and learn how to bring those passions into your career by ‘placing’ your valuable attention. This effective prioritizing and focusing process is reusable in all aspects of your life. You’ll also identify and explore your Career Values. You’ll complete* a short on-line assessment of 10 key career values areas – Service Orientation, Teamwork, Influence, Creativity, Independence, Excitement, Personal Development, Financial Rewards, Prestige and Security. At the workshop, you’ll receive your 15-page Assessment Report that contains descriptions and ratings of what you value in a career, plus your main sources of work satisfaction and dissatisfaction. You will apply your new Passion Test skill in order to prioritize your Career Values. The workshop concludes with your creation of an Aligned Action Plan. *Advance registration required. You must register for this course by April 4th, after which you will receive a link to your Career Values on-line assessment.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Career Exploration

It doesn't matter if you are 18 or 48, deciding on your career path can be a daunting task. This introductory workshop is for anyone who is unsure of their career direction. Joining others in a similar situation, you will start the career planning process by taking stock of who you are and what interests you. You will then gain information about those specific careers and discover resources to help you make informed decisions to begin goal setting and planning. Take this important step to move you in the direction of your dreams.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Supply Chain Management

The following courses are being offered in the field of Supply Chain Management. If you would like more information, please contact us directly at 250-370-4565 or at sofbus@camosun.ca.

Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) APICS New

The APICS CSCP program helps you demonstrate your knowledge and organizational skills for developing more streamlined operations. Since its launch in 2006, more than 19,000 professionals in 82 countries have earned the APICS CSCP designation.

The APICS CSCP designation is the most widely recognized educational program for operations and supply chain management professionals around the globe.  It is a designation that is sought by thousands of employers and recruiters. ·It provides you with a mastery of supply chain management best practices and distinguishes you as an industry expert with specialized, high-level knowledge and skills. See below for course details and tuition.

Upon completion of this course, students are eligible to write the CSCP certification exam.  Information can be found at www.APICS.ORG. The exam is 3.5 hours long and contains 150 multiple choice questions. Exams can be taken at any time dependent on availability at testing centers in fixed exam windows. These exam centers are located throughout greater Victoria.

The prerequisites to take the exam are:
  • Bachelor’s degree, or
  • CPIM, CFPIM, CIRM, SCOR-P, C.P.M., CSM or CPSM designation or
  • 3 years of related business experience
Additional Costs not included in Tuition: 
Course Materials:   $1,045
Purchase your materials from your instructor (payable directly to APICS Vancouver). Materials will be shipped directly to you. Contact the instructor via email to arrange after registration at robertamcph@gmail.com 
Exam Fees: $695 USD for APICS members, $915 USD for non-members

DEADLINE TO REGISTER HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO APRIL 14, 2016
NOTE: April 7th is a mandatory online orientation from 7 - 9pm in the evening. For those who miss this session, please contact the instructor directly (see above). The course will take place at Camosun College, Interurban Campus, from 8:30am - 4:30pm, and every other Thursday beginning April 21 through June 16.
 

2016W CSCP 500V 001 • Apr 7 - Jun 16 (6 sessions) • Roberta Mcphail

  • Thur • 7:00pm-9:00pm • Off campus
  • Thur • 8:30am-4:30pm • Interurban
  • $1000

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Supply Chain Management Fundamentals New

Do you work in a supply chain related role and want to drive process improvements, add value, save money and eliminate waste across your supply chains? This course will introduce you to the concept of supply chain management, helping you identify potential supply chain risks and vulnerabilities and how to manage these issues in a proactive manner. Moving on to learn how to apply the key LEAN tools and techniques used to transform a supply chain into a LEAN operation. You will also learn how to adapt business culture to create greater employee empowerment and why it is important to measure and communicate performance improvements. The course will include; class discussions, questions and answer sessions, individual and team working, analysis and problem solving, case studies and presentations.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

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