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Business Analysis

Business Analysis Program Info Session New Free Info Session

 Designed for the mature, adult business professional, this intensive 8-module, 120 hour Business Analysis Certificate program begins part-time September 2018.
Gain the foundational knowledge and skills to effectively understand business problems and opportunities, analyze needs and solutions, recommend strategies and facilitate stakeholder collaboration. Learn to model, analyze, communicate and manage requirements and other business analysis information.

Be exposed to a variety of best practices, proven tools and industry-recognized techniques that can be immediately applied in a range of business environments. Courses follow the BABOK® Guide v3.
 

  • Gain knowledge and skills to support or begin your career in business analysis
  • Earn a recognized credential to enhance your business analysis experience
  • Update your existing business analysis credentials
  • Learn industry-recognized techniques and best practices to perform business analysis work

Interested in learning more?  Attend a free information session and see the Business Analysis website. 2018S BSNS 992V 001 • May 8 (1 session) • David McDow
  • Tues • 6:00pm-7:30pm • Interurban
  • Free

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New Program will begin Fall 2018

2018S BSNS 992V 002 • Jun 19 (1 session) • David McDow
  • Tues • 6:00pm-7:30pm • Interurban
  • Free

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New Program will begin Fall 2018


Overview of Business Analysis New

Organizations seek qualified business analysts to help enable change by defining business needs and recommending solutions that deliver real business value. In this course, students will explore the role of today’s business analyst by applying industry recognized skills, techniques and methods. Students will discover how to analyze a business situation, set business goals and objectives, elicit a variety of business analysis information including un-stated and implied requirements, choose the appropriate modeling techniques, and evaluate the benefits and value realized by a solution.

2018F BSNS 551V 001 • Sep 18 - Sep 25 (4 sessions) • David McDow
  • Tues Thur • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • Sat • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $525

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Specify and Model Requirements New

Business analysis models are visual representations of requirements and designs that convey a lot of information in a concise and understandable manner. Collaborative elicitation uses these models to provide a framework for asking the right questions, and for analyzing and validating the results with stakeholders. Different stakeholders have different perspectives about the requirements, and by using a combination of visual models, business analysts can help to discover and consolidate those perspectives. In this course participants will explore techniques and practices for identifying and understanding the stakeholder requirements that define the solution scope, and for eliciting and describing the requirements.

2018F BSNS 552V 001 • Oct 16 - Oct 23 (4 sessions) • David McDow
  • Tues Thur • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • Sat • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $525

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Business Process Modeling New

The goal of business process management is to improve operational performance and agility while reducing cost and risks. Business processes models help businesses to understand what they do, why they do it that way, and to recognize ways to do it better.   This course explores the goals and activities of business process modeling from the perspective of a business analyst, including a variety of approaches and tools such as process maps, process decomposition, organization modeling and SIPOC tables. Participants will model and analyze an existing business process, and design a new and improved business process.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Strategic Business Analysis New

This course provides participants’ ways to discover, understand, and collaborate with stakeholders and to communicate business needs. It will identify the most effective ways to apply the capabilities of the organization; to reach strategic alignment and the desired business objectives. Participants will examine ways to understand the current state, identify and evaluate solution options, and recommend the preferred solution approach.   Examine ways to evaluate the solution after implementation and identify risks to business value, to assess the impacts and probabilities of those risks, and to develop ways of addressing them to ensure that the organization achieves the potential value.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Facilitation Skills for Business Analysts New

Business analysts collaborate with stakeholders to elicit all kinds of business analysis information like requirements, plans, risks, designs, solution options and cost estimates.  In group settings, the business analyst often assumes a leadership role as a workshop leader with responsibility to elicit information.  This highly interactive course will provide the student with a variety of useful facilitation techniques from using visual models to elicit requirements to collaborative problem solving and consensus building.   Participants will plan and lead a short facilitated workshop, and receive feedback from their peers to help improve their personal facilitation skills.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Plan & Manage Business Analysis Work New

The business analysis plan is part of the overall project management plan, and describes the scope of the business analysis work, stakeholder participation, business analysis activities and deliverables, risks and plans for dealing with those risks.  The business analyst is the person best positioned to do the planning work based on his or her knowledge of the available business analysis methods and techniques, and the scope of the change initiative.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Develop a Business Case New

The business case is the one place where all relevant facts of analysis are combined and packaged to provide decision makers with the whole story prior to making an investment decision.  Participants will go through the process of constructing an effective business case that sets realistic expectations about the change initiative and the business value of the resulting solution. From a provided case study example students will practice the development and presentation of a business case document.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Business Analysis Perspectives New

Business analysis is applied in a variety of situations and levels within an organization. In this course, students will explore five of the most common variants of business analysis: Agile Business Analysis, Information Technology analysis (IT), Business Architecture, Business Intelligence analysis (BI), and Business Process Management (BPM). This course will also introduce specialized techniques, methods, required competencies and the role of the business analyst in each of these focus areas.   Although each perspective has its own skill set, a broad knowledge of business analysis is essential when applied to each of these variants.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Business and Non-Profit Skills

Bookkeeping Fundamentals 1

Basic accounting theory and foundations in general procedures will be the focus of this intensive course designed 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. Basic Bookkeeping Text & Working Papers extra (approx $167) at the Bookstore: Interurban 250-370-4080, Lansdowne 250-370-3080. No classes on statutory holidays.    

2018W BSNS 500G 003 • Mar 7 - May 9 (10 sessions) • Dave Davies
  • Wed • 6:30pm-8:30pm • Interurban
  • Wed • 6:30pm-8:30pm • Interurban
  • $275+GST

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2018W BSNS 500G 004 • Apr 5 - May 10 (10 sessions) • Dave Davies
  • Mon Thur • 6:30pm-8:30pm • Lansdowne
  • $275+GST

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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.

2018S BSNS 503G 001 • May 17 - Jun 14 (8 sessions) • Dave Davies
  • Mon Thur • 6:30pm-8:30pm • Lansdowne
  • Mon Thur • 6:30pm-8:30pm • Lansdowne
  • $245+GST

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No classes on Statutory holidays.


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
2018S BSNS 501G 001 • May 3 - May 31 (8 sessions) • Barbara Newton
  • Mon Thur • 6:30pm-9:15pm • Interurban
  • $295+GST

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No classes on statutory holidays.

2018S BSNS 501G 002 • Jul 9 - Jul 12 (4 sessions) • Barbara Newton
  • Mon Tues Wed Thur • 9:00am-2:30pm • Interurban
  • $295+GST

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No classes on statutory holidays.


Starting a Co-operative Business – Building a Better World

Discover the world of co-operative business. This course will help you develop your ideas for a co-operative initiative by walking you through the basic steps of starting and incorporating a co-operative business.
 
You will learn about:

  • The co-operative model and the principles and practices that are the foundation of this type of business/organizational structure
  • The many types of co-operatives and ways they can be set up
  • Feasibility studies and how they are important for assessing your co-op business idea 
  • Principles and practices of co-operative governance
  • Ways to finance your co-op business
  • How co-operatives have been developed in communities around the world to address poverty, inequality and different types of social tensions
Joy brings a strong combination of extensive expertise, practical experience and global knowledge into the classroom and teaches with an interactive style, combining presentation, exercises and supportive group discussion around developing various co-operative businesses.

 

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 business@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 business@camosun.ca

These courses are recognized by the Licensing and Consumer Services for Continuing Professional Development credits.

Starting a Business in the Trades - Part 1

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.

2018S LDCT 737G 001 • May 8 - May 17 (4 sessions) • Nicholas Read
  • Tues Thur • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Interurban
  • $335+GST

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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. In today’s world, this is very challenging without a solid comfort level in technology and the use of business software. In this course we will build on your knowledge from Part 1 and discuss the importance of keeping track of your finances, time management, and operational efficiency from the computer lab. We will explore the use of spreadsheets – creating functional estimating templates and invoices, book-keeping software, and investigate how to create and maintain an on-line presence.  

2018S LDCT 742G 001 • Jun 5 - Jun 14 (4 sessions) • Nicholas Read
  • Tues Thur • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Interurban
  • $335+GST

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Finance and Investing

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. 

2018S PFNC 502G 001 • May 9 - Jun 27 (8 sessions) • Mahesh Kumar
  • Wed • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Interurban
  • $295+GST

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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. 

2018S PFNC 620G 001 • May 28 - Jun 11 (3 sessions) • Richard Hobbs
  • Mon • 6:30pm-9:00pm • Interurban
  • $135+GST

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Personal Financial Fundamentals-Couples

2018S PFNC 621G 001 • May 28 - Jun 11 (3 sessions)
  • Mon • 6:30pm-9:00pm • Interurban
  • $185+GST

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Career Pathways

Get Clear. Start Here: 5 Passions for Leading Your Best Life

Are you ready to be a passionate, influential leader in your personal and professional life? Join Anna Harvey, Passion Test Facilitator, for this ½ day interactive workshop for personal and professional development.  Whether you’re looking for your best personal or professional life, there are 5 passions you need to know.  They form your North Star of Success and they keep your actions aligned with what’s most meaningful to you.  Without them your business or personal life can drift.  With them, you’ll have a clear and meaningful vision that produces positive energy and ignites potential. At the conclusion of the workshop, you’ll leave with your unique 5 passions and a plan for putting them into action.

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 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.

Event Planning

Event Planning Fundamentals

Do you plan special events, fundraisers, weddings, conferences, corporate or private events? Paid or volunteer?  Then this course is for you. We will review all stages of the event planning cycle (research, design, planning, implementation and evaluation) and within these stages we will learn about; event insurance, budgets, timelines/work plans, venue selection, decor, sponsorship, marketing and volunteer management. We will discuss current trends in events and the various roles for planners within the event industry. If you are new to event planning or have been planning events for years this course will provide you with the fundamentals to make every event a success.

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.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

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 Foundations
CFP  2 –Taxation and Investment Planning
CFP  3 – Retirement Income Planning
CFP  4 – Insurance 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. 

Email business@camosun.bc.ca to have your name added to the interest list.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

CFP 1 - Financial Planning Foundations

This course introduces the fundamentals of personal financial planning. Students will be expected to acquire an understanding of the concepts and applications associated with time value of money financial calculations and the analysis of personal financial statements. In addition, the course includes an analysis of government-sponsored programs such as Registered Education Savings Plans and Tax Free Savings Accounts. This course concludes with a discussion of the fundamentals of economics and investing as they relate to key areas of financial planning.
Topics: The Financial Service Industry and Planning Fundamentals, Time Value of Money, Financial Statements and Budgeting, Economics and Investment Fundamentals, Government Benefits and Programs. 
Prerequisites: None     

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

CFP 2 - Taxation & Investment Planning -Next Offering - Jan 2018

This course begins with an introduction to basic income tax laws, followed by a more advanced study of tax planning in the context of both personal and business situations. Students will gain an in‐depth knowledge of various business structures, and evaluate those structures from a legal, tax, and financial planning perspective. Additionally, the course includes a thorough discussion of investment products including investments in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, exchange traded funds, and segregated funds, as well as a the application of those products in various investment strategies.

Topics:   Personal Income Tax reporting, Tax applications, Business and Organizational Structures, Investment Products and Investment Planning and Analysis

Prerequisite: CFP Course 1 strongly recommended. 

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

CFP 3-Retirement Income Planning

This course is designed to provide students with a detailed understanding of the principles and
applications related to retirement income planning. Students will develop an in‐depth knowledge of
government benefit programs such as the Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security, as well as
employer‐sponsored registered plans such as defined benefit and defined contribution pension plans.
Finally, the course provides a comprehensive analysis of Registered Retirement Savings Plans and
Registered Retirement Income Funds within the context of retirement planning and establishing
retirement goals and objectives.
Topics: Government Retirement Benefit Plans, Registered Pension Plans, RRSP's,Retirement Income and Planning Prerequisites: Successful completion of CFP Course 1 and 2 strongly recommended.  

** June 26 & 28 only from 6-9 pm. All other sessions 6-830 pm.

2018S BSNS 584V 001 • May 15 - Jun 28 (14 sessions) • Alexandra Valdal
  • Tues Thur • 6:00pm-8:30pm • Lansdowne
  • $525

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Note: Material is above the course price and must be purchased directly from Advocis using this link. Cost for Advocis online material is $200+tax. Optional: a printed study guide may also be purchased from Advocis for $50+tax & shipping. Access to the materials/Advocis Learning platform will be open at least 10 days prior to the course start.


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).

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 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.
 

2018S PMCP 990V 001 • May 3 (1 session) • Brian Burgess
  • Thur • 6:00pm-7:30pm • Interurban
  • Free

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2018S PMCP 990V 002 • Aug 22 (1 session) • Dawn Irmscher
  • Wed • 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 Compliance Legislation (PCL) Course -Once a year only!

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, 2017 **Please note the required separate CPA fee is in addition to the Camosun course cost.

  2018F PMCP 500V 001 • Sep 11 - Dec 11 (14 sessions) • Brian Burgess
  • Tues • 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) Course - Once a year only!

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)

**CPA registration deadline for PF1 is December 15, 2017. Please note the required separate CPA fee in addition to the Camosun course cost.    

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Payroll Fundamentals Level 2 (PF2)-Next Offering Spring 2018

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.  Canadian Payroll course fee is due 2 weeks prior to Camosun course start date. 

2018S PMCP 502V 001 • May 7 - Jun 25 (14 sessions) • Dawn Irmscher
  • 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
No classes on statutory holidays.

Certified Payroll Manager Certification (CPM) New

The Certified Payroll Manager (CPM) certification builds on the PCP compliance knowledge by developing to prepare seasoned professionals to manage a payroll department.  It provides you with the knowledge to make decisions, supervise and manage, and contribute a payroll perspective to organizational policy and strategy discussions.  Prior to enrolling to the CPM program, students must have achieved the PCP certification, and must submit the Payroll Experience Prerequisite Application which is found on the CPA's website, http://www.payroll.ca/, under Certification  and receive approval from the CPA  prior to enrolling in Introduction to Payroll Management. .  These prerequisites ensure students have the knowledge and practical payroll experience required to be successful in a payroll management program.  

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Introduction to Payroll Management (IPM )- Once a year only! New

This course is the first core payroll course in the 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.  

2018F PMCP 503V 001 • Sep 12 - Dec 12 (14 sessions) • Dawn Irmscher
  • Wed • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Interurban
  • $449

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Applied 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:

  • payroll best practices
  • organizational benchmarking measurements
  • payroll’s role within the organization’s structure
  • payroll and HRIS systems planning and implementation
  • employee development, motivation, appraisal and cascading objectives
Prerequisite: Introduction to Payroll Management
To be placed on an interest list, please email business@camosun.ca or call 250 370-4565.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Insurance Institute of Canada/British Columbia (IIBC)

Camosun College, in conjunction with the Insurance Institute of BC, is pleased to offer the General Insurance Essentials (GIE) course required by the Insurance Council of BC to obtain a Level 1 Salesperson/Adjuster Licence.

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 property 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, BA (Hons), CIP
Licensing Program Coordinator
Phone: 604-681-5491 ext. 30
Email: senriquez@insuranceinstitute.ca
Toll Free: 1-888-681-5491

IIBC Vancouver Island Chapter
Donna Salahor, CIP, 250-216-9393
Education and Events Coordinator
Email: dsalahor@insuranceinstitute.ca

Career Information
www.career-connections.info

 

Licensing Information
Insurance Council of BC
www.insurancecouncilofbc.com

General Insurance Salesperson/Adjuster – Level 1 Licensing 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 employing over 120,000 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.  

2018S IIBC 990V 001 • May 24 (1 session) • IIBC Representative
  • Thur • 6:00pm-7:30pm • Interurban
  • Free

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2018S IIBC 990V 002 • Aug 30 (1 session) • IIBC Representative
  • Thur • 6:00pm-7:30pm • Interurban
  • Free

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

This course uses the (GIE) materials, and provides the training required by the Insurance Council of BC for anyone wanting to obtain a Level 1 Salesperson or Independent Adjuster - Level 1 Licence. It introduces the student to risk, risk management and loss prevention, insurance categories and functions, insurance companies and sales distribution, insurance as a contract and policy, underwriting and rating, claims, automobile insurance, property/liability insurance (homeowner, other, commercial), ethics, regulatory framework, and techniques for career success.
Once the education portion is completed, the successful candidate is required to have the sponsorship (employment) of a licenced insurance agency or licenced independent adjusting firm in order to obtain a Level 1 licence from the Insurance Council of BC. Successful exam completion results are considered valid for one year from exam completion date.  Applicants waiting longer than one year to obtain a licence will be required to rewrite the exam.
IIBC membership, administration and exam costs are included in the course price. Students purchase course manuals (approx. $308 available in August) from the Interurban bookstore. 
Successful graduates of this program will be awarded a Certificate of Completion 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, for the C11: Principles and Practices of Insurance* course. (*Please note the C11 course on its own does not meet licensing requirements.)

2018F IIBC 500V 001 • Sep 11 - Dec 11 (14 sessions) • Maurice Mcfadden
  • Tues • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Interurban
  • $625

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Contact Us
Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
  • 250–370–3000
  • 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)

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