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File Management Checklist

Strong File Management skills are an essential Prerequisite to every software course. Can you do all of the following functions?

  • Design and create an effective folder and sub folder structure to manage files
  • Launch Windows Explorer using a variety of methods
  • Define all the parts of a file path
  • List common file extensions. Explain file extensions and file associations
  • Select consecutive and non-consecutive files in a list
  • Identify and use common types of drives including internal, portable and networked
  • Explain the difference between Save and Save As
  • Open or save files with software other than their default (e.g., save a file within MS-Word as a pdf)
  • Identify a read-only file and know how to make a file read-only
  • Safely download files from the Web and store them in a specific location
  • Explain how different programs access the same files
  • Use search parameters to find files and folders

If not, take File Management before taking a software course

Basic Computer Skills

Computers - Level 1 for PCs

Are you frustrated with your computer? Let us help you build your confidence and enhance your productivity. Learn the basics of your Windows operating system including how to manage and back up your files, transfer pictures from your camera or phone, and create files using software already on your computer. Explore the Internet and its functions such as searching safely, managing home pages, saving your favourite websites, wikis, blogs and a brief look at social media. Use e-mail more efficiently including attaching and downloading. Course manual included. No previous experience required.

  • "Instructor was excellent and very patient, had great knowledge, and gladly answered all questions and explained the answers." D.D.  
2018W BSCM 501G 002 • Jan 22 - Feb 1 (4 sessions) • Yvonne Chadwick-Whittome
  • Mon Thur • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $275+GST

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2018W BSCM 501G 001 • Jan 25 - Jan 26 (2 sessions) • Caroline Rissley
  • Thur Fri • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $275+GST

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2018W BSCM 501G 003 • Mar 5 - Mar 12 (2 sessions) • Caroline Rissley
  • Mon • 8:30am-3:30pm • Camosun Coastal Centre
  • $275+GST

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2018W BSCM 501G 004 • Apr 26 - Apr 27 (2 sessions) • Caroline Rissley
  • Thur Fri • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $275+GST

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Computers - Level 1 for Mac Laptops

Are you frustrated with features of your laptop?  Learn the basics of your system including how to manage the Dock and how to open and close windows and applications. Discover how Finder manages your folders and files, and use the Photo app to manage and transfer pictures from your phone. Explore the Internet using Safari including how to use tabs, bookmarks search efficiently. Use an email program including attaching and downloading. Bring your questions!  Taught using the Sierra operating system but older versions welcome. You must bring your Mac laptop and power cords to class.

  • "VERY helpful in understanding the functions of my new mac laptop as I am a long-time PC user." D.G.
2018W BSCM 503G 001 • Jan 29 - Feb 5 (2 sessions) • Sue Doutre
  • Mon • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Interurban
  • $150+GST

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Keeping Up With Digital Technology - For the Boomer Generation New

Do you own a modern cell phone, computer and maybe a tablet, yet still feel like you aren’t keeping up with technology? Does synching your data and apps sound daunting? Reduce your frustration, take control of your devices and gain or improve your ability to make sense of technical challenges in this course designed for those 55+. We will explore many cloud servers and apps for your phone; synchronize your content (contacts, music, photos, files, etc) on all your devices; share and forward stuff with ease (cloud vs email vs social media). Adjust your settings to access cloud storage directly from programs like Word; markup and manage PDF files in the cloud; transfer photos from cameras and phones; and use free photo editing apps to enhance and share your pictures and videos, all from any of your devices. Bring your questions!

2018W BSCM 607G 001 • Jan 31 - Mar 7 (6 sessions) • Caroline Rissley
  • Wed • 10:00am-12:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $275+GST

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2018W BSCM 607G 002 • Apr 18 - May 23 (6 sessions) • Caroline Rissley
  • Wed • 10:00am-12:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $275+GST

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Adobe Software

Acrobat Pro

Acrobat is a PDF magician! Digitize your documents, create EDocs for mobile devices and so much more. This workshop will help you get the most out of Acrobat. Learn to design interactive electronic forms easily and compile the data in an Excel worksheet. Protect your content such as restricting printing and watermarking. Remove confidential content with redactions. Use trustworthy digital signatures (not just an image of your sig). Extract or edit text and graphics from within a PDF. Create one portfolio from many programs and formats. Develop actions that customize repetitive processes and more. Prerequisites: designed for intermediate computer users with strong Word and file management skills. Purchase required eTextbook from VitalSource  here ($47.99 USD) before first class. Offered once a year only. Email sofbus@camosun.ca to add your name to the interest list to be notified of next course.

2018W BSCM 539G 002 • Feb 17 - Feb 24 (2 sessions) • Caroline Rissley
  • Sat • 9:00am-4:00pm • Interurban
  • $295+GST

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Purchase required textbook, Adobe Acrobat DC Classroom in a Book, (approx. $80) before first class.

2018W BSCM 539G 001 • Apr 13 - Apr 20 (2 sessions) • Caroline Rissley
  • Fri • 9:00am-4:00pm • Interurban
  • $295+GST

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Purchase required textbook, Adobe Acrobat DC Classroom in a Book, (approx. $80) before first class.


After Effects CC

Do you want to take your video to the next level?  Learn to create motion graphics and visual effects using After Effects.  Import media, layer elements in a timeline, add effects, create transparency and mattes, animate elements and output finalized video files for distribution. Includes managing and prepping assets, adding and manipulating type, keyframe animation, working in 3D, syncing to audio, manipulating speed, and colour correction. Ideal for anyone new to motion graphics, and experienced motion graphics artists who need to get to know After Effects. Prerequisites: Designed for confident, intermediate computer users with strong file management skills. Some experience with collecting and preparing video and/or graphic elements required.  Purchase required textbook (approx $79) before first class.

2018W BSCM 570G 001 • Apr 10 - Apr 24 (3 sessions) • John Bowyer-smyth
  • Tues • 9:30am-4:30pm • Interurban
  • $425+GST

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Purchase required textbook, Adobe After Effects CC Classroom in a Book 2017 (approx $79), before first class.


Illustrator CC

Learn to create your own professional quality vector graphics, artwork, logos and more. Includes selection and drawing tools; typography and text; working with colour palettes; incorporating images from Photoshop or other programs; using layers, and much more. Purchase required textbook (approx $79) before first class. Prerequisites: Designed for confident, intermediate computer users with strong file management skills.

2018W BSCM 541G 001 • Apr 10 - May 15 (6 sessions) • Niki Campbell
  • Tues • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $395+GST

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Purchase required textbook, Adobe Illustrator CC (approx $79), before first class.


InDesign CC

Learn to use Adobe's most versatile design and layout tool. This course will cover the basics – setting up a document, working with frames, layers and style sheets; adding graphics; exporting and output; working with text and more. Purchase required textbook (approx. $79) before first class. Prerequisites: Designed for confident, intermediate computer users with strong file management skills.

  • "If you need to learn about InDesign, this is the course for non-designers." Anon
  • "I recommend this course. I have become much more proficient after dabbling in the program for a couple of years. I will use the program far more often for more applications after this class." D.D.
2018W BSCM 640G 001 • Feb 19 - Mar 26 (6 sessions) • Sylvie Redden
  • Mon • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $395+GST

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Purchase required textbook, Adobe InDesign CC Classroom in a Book (approx. $79) before first class.

2018S BSCM 640G 001 • May 24 - Jun 28 (6 sessions) • Sylvie Redden
  • Thur • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $395+GST

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Purchase required textbook, Adobe InDesign CC Classroom in a Book (approx. $79) before first class.


Lightroom CC - offered once a year only

Adobe Lightroom is a powerful tool designed for photographers to manage, organize, edit and showcase your images. Taught by a professional photographer, you’ll  learn efficient Lightroom workflow including importing, cataloging, sorting, developing and exporting your images. Once your photo collection is organized and streamlined, you’ll polish your images by ‘developing’ (editing tools, exposure, contrast, adjusting colour, conversion to black & white, sharpening, etc.), and exporting for web or print. Experiment with freedom while you learn, without losing your original files. Prerequisite: Photography Level 1 or equivalent skills strongly recommended. Purchase required textbook (approx. $79) before first class.  Taught using Lightroom Classic CC.

2018W BSCM 573G 001 • Jan 30 - Mar 6 (6 sessions) • Andrea Kucherawy
  • Tues • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $425+GST

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Photo Editing – Beyond the Basics

Experiment and learn how to enhance and organize your photos from either your computer or mobile device using a variety of photo editing apps such as, Adobe Photoshop Express and Photoshop Elements. Includes photo repair and correction (contrast, brightness, colour, straightening, cropping, healing, cloning, smudging); powerful selection techniques; layers (creating composite images); and using tags and albums to organize and construct slide shows, scrapbooks, calendars, and more. Prerequisite: Strong windows file management skills are essential. Offered once a year only. Purchase required  textbook (approx $30) before first class.

2018W BSCM 635G 001 • Mar 21 - Mar 28 (2 sessions) • Caroline Rissley
  • Wed • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $295+GST

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Photoshop CC

From retouching photos to creating graphics and illustrations, Photoshop is the industry standard tool. Maximize your skills and creative ability by learning the fundamentals of resolution, working with layers, colour correction, selections and transformation, digital painting, photo repair and enhancement, compositing and more. Prerequisites: Designed for confident intermediate computer users with strong file management skills. Purchase required  textbook (approx $79) before first class.

  • "I would absolutely recommend this course to beginners because you'll leave with a full understanding of the basics." C.C.
2018W BSCM 510G 001 • Jan 31 - Mar 7 (6 sessions) • John Bowyer-smyth
  • Wed • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $395+GST

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2018W BSCM 510G 002 • Apr 25 - May 30 (6 sessions) • John Bowyer-smyth
  • Wed • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $395+GST

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Premiere Pro CC

Are you ready to edit your video? Learn how to professionally assemble your video, audio and graphic elements. Learn how to import media, sequence elements in a timeline, add effects, graphics, titles, transitions, audio and output finalized video files for distribution. Manage and prepare assets, edit video and audio, manipulate speed, and colour correction. Ideal for anyone new to video editing, and experienced editors who want to get to know Premiere Pro. Prerequisite: Designed for intermediate computer users. Some experience with collecting and preparing video and/or graphic elements required. Purchase required textbook (approx. $79) before first class.

  • "The whole course was fantastic for me because it gave me technical skills to match my experience."G.R.
2018W BSCM 569G 001 • Feb 27 - Mar 13 (3 sessions) • John Bowyer-smyth
  • Tues • 9:30am-4:30pm • Interurban
  • $425+GST

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Bookkeeping Software

Fresh Books and other Bookkeeping Apps New

FreshBooks, Xero, OneDay and Wave are cloud-based bookkeeping services that send invoices to clients. How do you choose the right app for you?   At what point should your business upgrade to software like Quickbooks or Sage? These and other questions will be answered by an experienced accountant. To add your name to the interest list for this potential new course, email sofbus@camosun.ca.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Quickbooks - Online Version New

Quickbooks Online is a stripped-down, web-based version used primarily by service-based businesses. Learn how to set up QB Online, then enter daily transactions for sales and bill payments, bank and credit card reconciliations. Get a better understanding of what kind of records need to be kept for your accountant and for any potential tax audits. Learn the basics on how to generate meaningful reports so you can analyze your financial data to improve your business strategies. Course includes Intuit's certification exam. Prerequisites: Designed for confident intermediate computer users with strong file management skills plus an understanding of all of the following accounting principles and procedures: debits and credits, ledger accounts, balance sheet, income statement, trial balance, creating journal entries, posting entries. For comparison of QB Online vs QB Desktop click here. Purchase eText (approx. $35).

2018W BSCM 519G 001 • Feb 19 - Mar 26 (6 sessions) • Bill Stafford
  • Mon • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $395+GST

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This is a face-to-face course. It is not an online course.


Quickbooks 2017 - Desktop Version

Quickbooks is popular with small business managers, bookkeepers and accountants. Learn how to set up QB then enter daily transactions into your system for sales, inventory and bill payments. Get a better understanding of what kind of records need to be kept for your accountant and for any potential tax audits. Learn the basics on how to generate meaningful reports so you can analyze your financial data to improve your business strategies. Prerequisites: Designed for confident intermediate computer users with strong file management skills plus an understanding of all of the following accounting principles and procedures: debits and credits, ledger accounts, balance sheet, income statement, trial balance, creating journal entries, posting entries. For a comparison of QB Desktop vs QB Online click here. Electronic (PDF) course manual extra, approx. $33, available at this link.

  • "Worth it to learn Quickbooks to find accounting related jobs." Anonymous 
  • "It is essential to learn Quickbooks with some instruction - there is so much more to it than I anticipated." S.J.
2018W BSCM 518G 001 • Feb 6 - Feb 22 (6 sessions) • Maureen Butler
  • Tues Thur • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $395+GST

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2018S BSCM 518G 001 • Jun 11 - Jun 27 (6 sessions) • Maureen Butler
  • Mon Wed • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $395+GST

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Sage 50 Premium (formerly Simply Accounting)

Whether you sell services or products, learn how to use Sage to manage all your daily accounting needs. Find out how to keep track of your inventory and re-order levels, enter time and billing for services, automate sales, purchases, and even the most complicated payroll. Get a better understanding of what records need to be kept for your accountant and for any potential tax audits. Generate meaningful reports so you can analyze your financial data to improve your business strategies. Prerequisites: Designed for confident intermediate computer users with strong file management skills plus an understanding of all of the following accounting principles and procedures: debits and credits, ledger accounts, balance sheet, income statement, trial balance, creating journal entries, posting entries. Electronic (PDF) course manual extra, approx. $33, available at this link

  • "It was fun. Who knew numbers would be fun?" J.S.
  • "The things I learned have been extremely valuable and will expand my role in my job" R.S.
2017F BSCM 515G 001 • Nov 8 - Dec 20 (6 sessions) • Bill Stafford
  • Wed • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • Wed • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $395+GST

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2018W BSCM 515G 001 • Apr 11 - May 16 (6 sessions) • Bill Stafford
  • Wed • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $395+GST

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2018S BSCM 515G 001 • May 23 - Jun 27 (6 sessions) • Bill Stafford
  • Wed • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $395+GST

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Digital Marketing & Social Media

Craft Compelling Digital Content that Connects with your Customers New

You have a website and maybe a Facebook business page or Twitter account but aren’t convinced the online world is delivering much business to your company. You know that some small business operators spend a lot of time sending tweets, posting pictures on Instagram, writing blog posts and more, and you wonder if it’s worth all the time and effort. In this short, hands-on course you will write a content plan tailored to your business goals that includes efficient methods to source and repurpose content that motivates consumer response and reduces your overall writing time. 

2018W BSCM 735G 001 • Mar 14 - Mar 28 (3 sessions) • Melissa Mclean
  • Wed • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $195+GST

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Digital Communication Strategy New

Digital communications and social networking have transformed the way we communicate. Brands and businesses must adapt and understand how to craft, implement, and evaluate a digital communications strategy that works for their particular goals and creates opportunities for engagement. This course will go over the building blocks of a digital communications strategy, and learners will have the opportunity to create and present a strategy and receive feedback from fellow learners and the instructor. Topics include how to balance paid, earned, and owned media; evaluate digital channels; define and integrate your content strategy with your overall business strategy; evaluate your goals and metrics for success, and more. 

2018W BSCM 734G 001 • Apr 11 - May 9 (5 sessions) • Tracy Tang
  • Wed • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $375+GST

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Facebook for Business New

Learn to leverage the Facebook platform for professional networking and business promotion. Learn how to tweak your Facebook business page for success; grow your fan base; understand the news feed algorithm; post tactics to maximize organic (free) reach; interpret your page statistics, and more. We’ll discuss Facebook advertising strategy basics including effective use of the Ads Manager to target your audience. Note: Designed for intermediate Facebook users. You must have both a personal Facebook profile and a Facebook business page set up before the course.

2018W BSCM 707G 001 • Feb 24 (1 session) • Juhli Selby
  • Sat • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $395+GST

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2018S BSCM 707G 001 • May 17 (1 session) • Juhli Selby
  • Thur • 9:00am-4:00pm • Interurban
  • $395+GST

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Instagram for Business New

With 800 million users, Instagram is hot! All the big brands, and 40% of the online Canadian population are Instagramming. Your business needs to be there, even if your product isn’t visual. Learn strategic considerations for this platform; what to share; rookie mistakes to avoid; use of hashtags and location tagging; how and why to use Instagram Stories; and tips and apps to take your Instagram account to the next level. Note: You must have an Instagram account set up before the course.
 

2018W BSCM 736G 001 • Apr 7 (1 session) • Juhli Selby
  • Sat • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $175+GST

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2018S BSCM 736G 001 • Jun 21 (1 session) • Juhli Selby
  • Thur • 9:00am-4:00pm • Interurban
  • $175+GST

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Leveraging LinkedIn New

With the right strategy, LinkedIn’s global network allows you to stay in touch & top of mind with your professional connections, and build new relationships to help accomplish your professional goals. Proactive strategy helps you build credibility before you need it. Learn the LinkedIn skills and tactics to reach your goals including: promoting your business (leads & sales); career search; educational opportunities, mentorship opportunities and more. We’ll cover how to tweak your profile; tactics to highlight your experience and build credibility; find & engage with the right connections; use groups effectively, and rookie mistakes to avoid. Note: Designed for intermediate LinkedIn users. You must have a LinkedIn profile already set up.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Social Media for Newbies

Are you ready to get started with social? Explore the basics of Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. We will cover why people use each of these popular channels, how to set up your accounts and important basics to get started such as privacy settings, best practices and tips for efficiency. Learning how to use social channels from the consumer perspective is the first step to understanding how to successfully leverage them for business. This course was added as a beginner course to take before our ‘Social Media Marketing’ course, so expect some discussion of business use. Prerequisite: Designed for confident, intermediate computer users. No social media experience necessary.
 

  • "Juhli had an enjoyable and well-planned, streamlined approach for all of us, 'newbies'." J.P.
2018W BSCM 705G 001 • Jan 23 - Feb 6 (3 sessions) • Juhli Selby
  • Tues • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $225+GST

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2018W BSCM 705G 002 • Apr 10 - Apr 24 (3 sessions) • Juhli Selby
  • Tues • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $225+GST

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Social Media Marketing

Explore the most popular social media channels including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+, Pinterest, Snapchat and live video. Learn how to discern which channels fit your audience. We’ll start with an overview of online marketing and how content and SEO are essential to your mix. Includes how to find, attract and engage your ideal audience; manage your online reputation; time management tips; and resources for policy and risk management. Designed for business owners, managers, marketers, and those wanting to know how social media is changing the way the world communicates. Prerequisite: Designed for confident, intermediate computer users. If you are new to social media, take Social Media for Newbies first.

  • "Juhli's enthusiasm is infectious and knowledge is outstanding... Great class, covered the objectives to a T.​" A.W.
  • "Juhli has enthusiasm and knowledge... she has great real-life examples and is a walking advertisement of her course material" Anon.
2018W BSCM 706G 001 • Feb 13 - Mar 20 (6 sessions) • Juhli Selby
  • Tues • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $425+GST

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2018S BSCM 706G 001 • May 15 - Jun 19 (6 sessions) • Juhli Selby
  • Tues • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $425+GST

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WordPress – Level 1

WordPress is the most popular website building platform in the world. It is powerful to use when you know how to get started. Learn to build a site step-by-step using templates, images and text provided by the instructor. You will create and edit pages; arrange menus; install plugins and learn what to consider when choosing hosting services and domain names. Prerequisites: Intended for confident intermediate computer users with strong digital file management and basic internet skills (you can use a web browser, web-based email, understand how to create and manage documents online).

  • "Beginning to end it was helpful. Excellent." K.M.
  • "Great tips and information that you would never find in a textbook." M.M.
     
  • "Niki is an excellent instructor. She brings her enthusiasm and passion for technology to every class. I have already recommended it to two of my friends who are learning it for their jobs." M.O.
2018W BSCM 713G 001 • Feb 8 - Mar 15 (6 sessions) • Niki Campbell
  • Thur • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $425+GST

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2018W BSCM 713G 002 • Apr 12 - Apr 26 (3 sessions) • Niki Campbell
  • Thur • 9:00am-4:00pm • Interurban
  • $425+GST

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2018S BSCM 713G 001 • May 29 - Jul 3 (6 sessions) • Niki Campbell
  • Tues • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $425+GST

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WordPress – Level 2 - once a year only!

Building on skills you mastered in Level 1, you’ll learn to create, register and manage your own website and domain. You’ll install a theme; choose, edit and optimize your images; customize your menu; choose and install popular plugins and widgets that add functionality and flair to your site. More than a software course, you will be introduced to the importance of blogging, social media links and other interactive components of a modern website. Prerequisites: WordPress Level 1 or equivalent skills. You must be prepared to purchase your domain name/webhosting services online with your credit card (approx. $30 to $70).

  • "I started class wondering if I would be able to actually get a site the way I wanted and I learned enough to feel quite confident working my way around WordPress." L.C.
  • "I have come away knowing and understanding things I didn't think possible. Niki was absolutely great. Very easy to understand, very responsive... encouraging." T.L.
2017F BSCM 729G 001 • Nov 9 - Dec 14 (6 sessions) • Niki Campbell
  • Thur • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $425+GST

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Web and Social Media Meetup - Free

Are you already established in Social Media but curious about the latest trends?  Join our networking circle to discuss, explore, and navigate the expansive world of Digital Marketing including Social Media, WordPress, Content Strategy and more. Camosun instructors host these meetups to inspire the sharing of approach, knowledge and experience with a “what’s working now” and “what do I do next” approach. Occasional guest speakers featured.  Meetups are free, but preregistration is required. Register through Camosun or preferably online at Meetup.com where you can join the discussion with over 600 Camosun meetup members.

2018W BSCM 730G 001 • Jan 19 (1 session) • Juhli Selby
  • Fri • 1:00pm-2:30pm • Lansdowne
  • $

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Location: TBA

2018W BSCM 730G 002 • Mar 2 (1 session) • Juhli Selby
  • Fri • 1:00pm-2:30pm • Lansdowne
  • $

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Location: TBA


Keyboarding

Keyboarding Quickstart New

This early-morning class, located at Camosun's newest campus, is designed to help beginners learn to touch-type. If you mostly "hunt and peck" and need to look at the keys, this short series of classes will help you develop efficient, ergonomically correct keyboarding skills. Your progress will parallel the amount of practice you do outside of class. 

2018W BSCM 579G 001 • Jan 30 - Mar 6 (6 sessions) • Angela Kemna
  • Tues • 8:00am-9:30am • Camosun Coastal Centre
  • $250+GST

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Keyboarding - All Levels Welcome

Are your keyboarding speed and technique holding you back? Whether you type one-finger “hunt and peck” style, or just need to increase your speed by a few words per minute for job advancement or program prerequisites, this course will give you more confidence and speed. Beginners will learn to touch-type with the alphabetic keys and some symbols. If you already type over 25 words per minute, you will be taught techniques to increase your speed and confidence. Five-minute timings provided every class. Speed at completion varies with individuals. Home practice required.

  • "Angela is good and knows what she is doing. I recommend this course because it actually helped me achieve what I expected." R.S.
  • "Angela made everyone very comfortable at what ever stage they were at and was also always encouraging us." C.E.
  • "Angela will help you get the speed you need." L.A.
2018W BSCM 583G 001 • Jan 31 - Apr 4 (10 sessions) • Angela Kemna
  • Wed • 6:00pm-8:00pm • Interurban
  • $295+GST

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2018W BSCM 583G 002 • Apr 25 - Jun 27 (10 sessions) • Angela Kemna
  • Wed • 6:00pm-8:00pm • Interurban
  • $295+GST

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Keyboarding Assessment

Do you need to prove your typing speed to a potential employer or for entry into a program? You will be given three, five-minute timings with warm-up and practice time included. The automated test is done on computers; however, no previous computer experience is required. Registration required prior to attending. Please bring photo ID and arrive at least 5 minutes before the start time.  No late entry.
Note: Use of the backspace key during the test is limited to use only within the current word being typed. Attempts to backspace further are counted as errors. If you are in the habit of excessive use of the backspace key, it is recommended that you practice with this in mind before registering for an assessment.

2018W KEYB 600V 001 • Jan 8 (1 session)
  • Mon • 6:30pm-8:00pm • Interurban
  • $29

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2018W KEYB 600V 002 • Jan 29 (1 session)
  • Mon • 6:30pm-8:00pm • Interurban
  • $29

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2018W KEYB 600V 003 • Feb 19 (1 session)
  • Mon • 6:30pm-8:00pm • Interurban
  • $29

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2018W KEYB 600V 004 • Mar 5 (1 session)
  • Mon • 6:30pm-8:00pm • Interurban
  • $29

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2018W KEYB 600V 005 • Mar 19 (1 session)
  • Mon • 6:30pm-8:00pm • Interurban
  • $29

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2018W KEYB 600V 006 • Apr 9 (1 session)
  • Mon • 6:30pm-8:00pm • Interurban
  • $29

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2018W KEYB 600V 007 • Apr 23 (1 session)
  • Mon • 6:30pm-8:00pm • Interurban
  • $29

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Microsoft Software

MS-Office Certificate

Nearly every job that involves a computer requires skills with Microsoft Office (MS-Office) software. In this hands-on, fast-paced program you will learn a wide variety of ways to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, OneNote, PowerPoint and Publisher to automate your work, integrate your files and produce professional quality documents. By the end of this 210-hour program you will have developed a comprehensive portfolio of documents that demonstrates your new or updated software skills. It is not necessary to commit to the entire program prior to registering for individual courses. Choose from daytime, Saturday or evening courses. Finish in as little as three months or take up to two years to complete. (Students who take all daytime courses, 3 days a week in one semester, are considered full time). For a detailed brochure call 250-370-4565 or see Certificate in MS-Office

Required courses:
  • BSCM 504V File Management
  • BSCM 561V Word - Level 1
  • BSCM 543V MS-Office - Starting Strong
  • BSCM 559V MS-Office Course Assignments (self-directed)
  • BSCM 562V Word - Level 2
  • BSCM 511V Excel - Level 1
  • BSCM 512V Excel - Level 2
  • BSCM 545V Outlook: Beyond EMail
  • BSCM 531V PowerPoint
  • BSCM 532V Publisher
  • BSCM 544V OneNote
  • BSCM 521V Access - Level 1
  • BSCM 550V MS-Office Integration
  • BSCM 540V MS-Office Certificate Completion Project (self-directed)

Attention employers: Want help paying for training? Apply for the Canada-BC Job Grant, and get up to 2/3rds of tuition reimbursed!

See details at WorkBC.ca website.

MS-Office Certificate Program Free Info Session

Join us for a free information session to learn more about the MS-Office program. Meet some of the instructors, ask questions and find out what to expect as a student and a graduate. The session is free but pre-registration is required.

2018W BSCM 991V 001 • Jan 9 (1 session) • Caroline Rissley
  • Tues • 5:00pm-6:00pm • Lansdowne
  • Free

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2018W BSCM 991V 002 • Mar 5 (1 session) • Caroline Rissley
  • Mon • 4:30pm-5:30pm • Lansdowne
  • Free

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2018S BSCM 991V 001 • Aug 15 (1 session) • Caroline Rissley
  • Wed • 5:00pm-6:00pm • Lansdowne
  • Free

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Access 2016 - Relational Database Concepts

Databases play a vital role in the business operations of most organizations. They are the central repository for critical information on products, customers, suppliers, sales, and a host of other essential information. Learn how a relational database works while learning to use Microsoft Access. Plan and build tables (naming conventions, data types, primary keys, importing, and table relationships). Learn how to find and sort records. Work with forms to ease data entry and design reports to make your data readable and professional. Not a developers course (data modelling not included).​ Prerequisites: Designed for intermediate computer users with Word Level 1 and/or Excel Level 1 or equivalent skills, plus strong file management skills. Purchase required textbook before first class (approx $43). See course outline for detailed list of topics.

  • “As always, Caroline was meticulous breaking down the content into chunks and effectively elaborating on their relationship and purpose in a way I could easily apply. I feel so much more confident with Access.” A.V.
  • "Caroline is great. Keep her as an instructor at all costs. The book is great, but the combo (teacher and book) is essential to learn Access!" S.J. 
2018W BSCM 521V 001 • Mar 29 - Apr 5 (3 sessions) • Caroline Rissley
  • Tues Thur • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $395

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Purchase required textbook, Microsoft Access: Step by Step, at Lansdowne bookstore before first class (approx $45).

2018S BSCM 521V 001 • Jun 28 - Jul 3 (3 sessions) • Caroline Rissley
  • Tues Thur Fri • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $395

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Excel 2016 - Level 1 - Essential Formulas

Whether you manage your own finances, run a business or a large organization, this course will give you the skills you need to have Excel do your calculations. Each topic is designed to save you time and ensure the integrity of your data. Use AutoFill, number styles, relative and absolute cell referencing, and many more commands to reduce typing and increase accuracy. Know how and when to apply functions (e.g. average, sum, count, min, max) to calculate your data; simplify your formatting, and create charts to visually represent your numbers. Prerequisite: Strong file management skills. Word Level 1 or equivalent skills recommended. Electronic course manual (pdf) included. See course outline for detailed list of topics.

  • "Very well designed course, with a good pace" JL
  • This class helps tremendously with the basics and understanding of how Excel works, formulas and what Excel can do." A.B.
  • "Good pacing, clear explanations. Really valuable." B.N.
2017F BSCM 511V 005 • Nov 27 - Dec 18 (4 sessions) • Timothy Kemp
  • Mon • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Interurban
  • $295

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2018W BSCM 511V 001 • Feb 2 - Feb 6 (2 sessions) • Caroline Rissley
  • Tues Fri • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $295

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2018W BSCM 511V 003 • Feb 15 - Mar 8 (4 sessions) • Yvonne Chadwick-Whittome
  • Thur • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $295

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2018W BSCM 511V 002 • Feb 23 - Mar 2 (2 sessions) • Caroline Rissley
  • Fri • 8:30am-3:30pm • Camosun Coastal Centre
  • $295

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2018S BSCM 511V 001 • May 4 - May 8 (2 sessions) • Caroline Rissley
  • Tues Fri • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $295

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2018S BSCM 511V 003 • May 14 - May 28 (4 sessions) • Jim Lepard
  • Mon Thur • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $295

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2018S BSCM 511V 002 • May 25 - Jun 1 (2 sessions) • Caroline Rissley
  • Fri • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $295

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2018S BSCM 511V 004 • Aug 14 - Aug 15 (2 sessions) • Caroline Rissley
  • Tues Wed • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $295

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Excel 2016 - Level 2 - Advanced Formulas and Analysis

Realistic examples will be used to demonstrate ways to build on your basic knowledge of Excel to increase your productivity. Use powerful logic functions such as “IF” to identify conditions met or not met for specific criteria. Determine if you can afford a loan with financial payment functions. Use conditional formatting tools to easily identify key indicators for your business such as top 10, or highest average, based on your unique criteria. Link and group worksheets, use named ranges to quickly locate data, and use powerful database techniques that include data validation, sorting and filtering and many more Excel topics. You must be familiar with AutoSum, AutoFill, how to create a basic chart and understand the difference between relative and absolute referencing. Prerequisites: Excel Level 1 or equivalent skills plus strong file management skills. Word Level 1 or equivalent skills recommended. Electronic course manual (pdf) included. See course outline for detailed list of topics.

2017F BSCM 512V 002 • Dec 6 - Dec 20 (3 sessions) • Caroline Rissley
  • Wed • 8:30am-3:30pm • Camosun Coastal Centre
  • $395

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2018W BSCM 512V 002 • Mar 9 - Mar 16 (3 sessions) • Caroline Rissley
  • Wed Fri • 8:30am-3:30pm • Camosun Coastal Centre
  • $395

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2018W BSCM 512V 001 • Mar 15 - Mar 22 (3 sessions) • Caroline Rissley
  • Tues Thur • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $395

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2018S BSCM 512V 001 • Jun 14 - Jun 19 (3 sessions) • Caroline Rissley
  • Tues Thur Fri • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $395

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2018S BSCM 512V 002 • Aug 21 - Aug 23 (3 sessions) • Caroline Rissley
  • Tues Wed Thur • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $395

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File Management for Mac Laptops

You know your files are in that computer, but can you find them easily? If you own a Macintosh laptop, you need to understand how and why to plan your e-filing system in Finder. You'll learn to customize the toolbar and sidebar, use the spotlight to search, move, copy, paste, rename and use a flash drive. Learn these and many more time-saving tips and tools.Taught using the Sierra operating system but older versions are welcome. Prerequisite: BSCM 503G – Computers Level 1 for Mac, or equivalent skills. You must be able to: identify the Dock and add an application; open a new Finder window; close an app vs. a window; identify the Menu Bar and toolbar in any application; use right click and Mac System Preferences. You must bring your mac laptop and power cord to class.

  • "Excellent, informative course for new mac users! I will definitely recommend it. Detailed, easy to follow handouts." C.C.
2018W BSCM 505V 001 • Feb 19 - Feb 26 (2 sessions) • Sue Doutre
  • Mon • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Interurban
  • $150

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File Management for PCs

You know your files are in that computer, but can you find them easily? If you own a windows computer or tablet, you need to understand how and why to plan your e-filing system, and how to confidently move, copy, paste, rename and back up files and folders. Learn these and many more time-saving tips and tools. These skills are prerequisite to all other software courses. Applicable to all current versions of Windows. Prerequisite: BSCM 501G Computers 1 or equivalent basic skills. You must be able to: identify parts of a window (title bar, status bar, tool bar, menu bar, ribbons, control buttons); cut and paste text between windows; save, open and close files; resize and switch between windows; confidently use a mouse to click, drag, double-click, and use right-click to access shortcut menus.  Course manual included. Not sure if you need this course? Compare your skills to the file management checklist found at the top of this web page or in the computer training section of the printed calendar. You must have a Gmail account (and password) for use in class. If you don’t have one, click here for directions on how to create a Gmail account (free). 

  •  "I like that you gave us enough info to be very useful, but did not overwhelm us... Excellent course." M.Z.
  • "The course was a series of "aha moments" for me." L.B.
2018W BSCM 504V 002 • Jan 30 (1 session) • Caroline Rissley
  • Tues • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $150

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2018W BSCM 504V 001 • Feb 1 (1 session) • Caroline Rissley
  • Thur • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $150

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2018W BSCM 504V 003 • Feb 5 - Feb 8 (2 sessions) • Yvonne Chadwick-Whittome
  • Mon Thur • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $150

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2018S BSCM 504V 002 • May 1 (1 session) • Caroline Rissley
  • Tues • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $150

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2018S BSCM 504V 001 • May 3 (1 session) • Caroline Rissley
  • Thur • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $150

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2018S BSCM 504V 003 • May 7 - May 10 (2 sessions) • Jim Lepard
  • Mon Thur • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $150

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Google Apps - Amp up your Productivity New

Did you know there are more than 200 Google apps and services? Popular productivity apps will be demonstrated and instruction provided for getting started quickly. Email sofbus@camosun.ca to add your name to the interest list for this potential new course, and indicate the type of apps you'd most like to learn. 

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

MS-Office Certificate Completion Project

This exciting self-directed project is the final requirement in the MS-Office program and requires that you integrate the skills you have developed throughout your training. You will choose a business (fictitious or real) and build a portfolio of documents for the business that demonstrate your ability to use and integrate Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook, OneNote and Access. A handbook that lists all required elements is provided, and a tutor is available by email to answer your questions. Your project must be completed within two months of registering.  Approximate hours required are 36, however this varies among students. Proof of completion of all courses in the program is required prior to registering.  Click here for the Completion Project registration form.  Email business@camosun.ca or call 250-370-4565 for details.
Start anytime!
Stationery supplies and printing extra, approximately $100. Click here to watch a brief video interview with the instructor about the project. 

  • "I would highly recommend taking the completion project course... all will fall in place for you – providing that you give it priority, lots of effort and lots of patience with yourself... I’ve rarely met such dedicated, generous-with-their-time, and lovely people who truly are - teachers.  They will be there for you when you need the extra help in person and via e-mail.  They are truly remarkable for the amount of patience and positive support they bestow on their students." A.V. MS-Office Graduate
2017F BSCM 540V 001 • Sep 1 - Dec 24 ( sessions) • Caroline Rissley
  • $365

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2018W BSCM 540V 001 • Jan 1 - Apr 30 ( sessions) • Caroline Rissley
  • $365

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MS-Office Certificate Course Assignments

For those pursuing the MS-Office Certificate program, a take-home assignment is required after completing each course. Knowledge questions and exercises will reinforce your learning and help you prepare for the completion project. Self-directed, approximately 30 hours. Fee includes all assignments for up to two years. You must submit a Camosun College application form before registering for this course (approx $40 non-refundable fee). Start anytime!

2017F BSCM 559V 001 • Sep 1 - Dec 24 ( sessions) • Caroline Rissley
  • $355

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2018W BSCM 559V 001 • Jan 1 - Apr 30 ( sessions) • Caroline Rissley
  • $355

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MS-Office Integration

Unleash the power of MS-Office by sharing content seamlessly between applications using linking and embedding features. Here are a few of the many skills you will learn: use Word or Publisher to design a business report and Excel to do the calculations; take data from Access and analyze it in Excel; use PowerPoint to graphically enhance your financial data and Excel charts; use Outlook, Access or Excel as a data source in a merge with Word. Prerequisites: Level 1 skills in Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint, as well as Publisher, OneNote and Outlook - Beyond Email. See course outline for detailed list of topics.

  • "Perfect and indispensable wrap-up for the MS-Office program. Caroline really cares about whether I am understanding, and that is wonderful."  C.C.
  • This course is the glue that connects all the pieces together." L.S.
2017F BSCM 550V D02 • Dec 12 - Dec 29 ( sessions) • Elaine Paterson Caroline Rissley
  • $295

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2018W BSCM 550V 001 • Apr 6 - Apr 10 (2 sessions) • Caroline Rissley
  • Tues Fri • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $295

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2018S BSCM 550V 001 • Jul 5 - Jul 6 (2 sessions) • Caroline Rissley
  • Thur Fri • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $295

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MS-Office Program - Starting Strong

Now that you've taken the first few courses in the MS-Office program, it's time to start strong on your program assignments and project. Includes computer tips (e.g., file storage options including cloud; using dual monitors; and gathering resources and data from the web) and practical info on how to be successful in the MS-Office certificate program assignments and completion project (e.g. how to communicate effectively with your tutor, choose a project topic, and how to access Camosun services). You will learn to use Acrobat Reader software to navigate and annotate electronic versions of courses manuals that are now provided to students in the program. You must have a web-based email account, such as Gmail, in place for use in class. Prerequisite: Strong file management skills. See course outline for detailed list of topics.

2018W BSCM 543V 001 • Feb 13 (1 session) • Caroline Rissley
  • Tues • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $150

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2018W BSCM 543V D02 • Feb 16 - Mar 2 ( sessions) • Caroline Rissley
  • Fri • 12:00am-12:00am • Online
  • $150

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2018S BSCM 543V 001 • May 15 (1 session) • Caroline Rissley
  • Tues • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $150

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2018S BSCM 543V D02 • May 17 - May 31 ( sessions) • Caroline Rissley
  • Thur • 12:00am-12:00am • Online
  • $150

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OneNote 2016

Complex projects can have relevant information spread across many different sources: the Web, Word and Excel documents, PDFs, video clips, and more. OneNote is a free-form, information-gathering tool that enables multiple people to work on a document that pulls from many different sources. Learn to create, organize and search notes, templates, sub-pages and tags; integrate with Outlook; and share data with those who don’t have OneNote, or the OneNote app. Prerequisites: Word Level 1 or equivalent skills, plus strong file management skills. You will need your web-accessible email account/password in class. Purchase required textbook before the first class (approx. $40). See course outline for detailed list of topics.

  • "Great course, thoroughly enjoyed it. Useful not only for work, but studies and personal business. Great program that not many know of." T.V.
2018W BSCM 544V 001 • Mar 13 (1 session) • Caroline Rissley
  • Tues • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $175

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Purchase required textbook, Microsoft OneNote Step by Step, before class (approx $39) at Lansdowne Bookstore (closed Saturdays).

2018S BSCM 544V 001 • Jun 12 (1 session) • Caroline Rissley
  • Tues • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $175

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Purchase required textbook, Microsoft OneNote Step by Step, before class (approx $39) at Lansdowne Bookstore (closed Saturdays).


Outlook 2016 - Beyond Email

Are you drowning in email? Learn many ways to save time with Outlook software. Use rules, alerts and QuickSteps effectively. Organize your addresses and contacts into categories and groups, and activate the business card feature. Use powerful functions to more easily schedule group meetings when everyone is available. Adjust settings and permissions to display others' calendars, assign delegates, use signature and voting options in messages, use merge to automate and personalize large mailings, and archive effectively without fear of losing your data. Electronic course manual (pdf) included. Prerequisite: Word Level 1 or Excel Level 1 or equivalent skills. See course outline for detailed list of topics.

2018W BSCM 545V 002 • Jan 29 - Feb 5 (2 sessions) • Caroline Rissley
  • Mon • 8:30am-3:30pm • Camosun Coastal Centre
  • $295

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2018W BSCM 545V 001 • Feb 27 - Mar 1 (2 sessions) • Caroline Rissley
  • Tues Thur • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $295

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2018S BSCM 545V 001 • May 29 - May 31 (2 sessions) • Caroline Rissley
  • Tues Thur • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $295

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2018S BSCM 545V 002 • Jun 25 - Jul 9 (4 sessions) • Jim Lepard
  • Mon Thur • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $295

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PowerPoint 2016 - Powerful Presentations

Be kind to your audience – no more “death by dull PowerPoint!” Learn to consider your target audience, then plan a dynamic, engaging presentation with appropriate background theme, graphics, transitions, animation and sound. Create consistency by designing your slide master for repeat elements. Use picture tools to position, size and enhance images including SmartArt, WordArt and the insertion of tables and charts from Excel or Word. Confidently save/package your presentation so that it opens perfectly when it’s time to present, even on a different computer. Prerequisites: Word Level 1 or equivalent skills, plus strong file management skills. Electronic course manual (pdf) included. See course outline for detailed list of topics.

  • "Thanks Caroline - you made learning PowerPoint interesting and fun! I'd do more of your courses." N.M.
2018W BSCM 531V 001 • Mar 23 - Mar 27 (2 sessions) • Caroline Rissley
  • Tues Fri • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $295

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2018W BSCM 531V 002 • Mar 29 - Apr 12 (4 sessions) • Yvonne Chadwick-Whittome
  • Mon Thur • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $295

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2018S BSCM 531V 001 • Jun 22 - Jun 26 (2 sessions) • Caroline Rissley
  • Tues Fri • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $295

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Publisher 2016 - Elegant Documents Fast

Do you want your work to look more professional than a Word document? Learn to do your own desktop publishing to create graphically-rich newsletters, advertisements, brochures, business cards, postcards, calendars, and many other types of branded publications. Build master pages; create and modify templates; design new objects once, then save for reuse in your building blocks gallery; insert “pull quotes” and side bars; manage linked text boxes; use automated visual inspection tools; use bulk mail merge techniques; and create single web pages fast. Prerequisites: Word Level 1 or equivalent skills, plus strong file management skills. Electronic course manual (pdf) included. See course outline for detailed list of topics.

  •  "I will recommend this course to all. If you do newsletters it is an awesome program."R.C.
  2018W BSCM 532V 001 • Mar 6 - Mar 8 (2 sessions) • Caroline Rissley
  • Tues Thur • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $295

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2018S BSCM 532V 001 • Jun 5 - Jun 7 (2 sessions) • Caroline Rissley
  • Tues Thur • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $295

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SharePoint for Users

Collaboration is key when it comes to sharing files in your office or business. Learn to use SharePoint effectively to share documents, use team calendars/tasks, and edit wikis. You will learn how SharePoint can work for you and how features such as version control, co-authoring and permissions can keep your data safe and up-to-date. In this applied, hands-on workshop you will get into the software and practice the skills you need most when you return to the office. Prerequisites: Designed for intermediate computer users with skills equivalent to Word 1, plus strong file management skills.  Important: If you use version 2007, 2010, or 2013, take section 001. If you use version 2016, or 365, take section 002.

  • "Chris is an energetic and enthusiastic instructor. He keeps the class lively and interesting and points out relevance and applications to [local] workplace settings." L.B.
  • "This was a great first step to working in Sharepoint. I would love to take the Administrators course." V.T.
2018W BSCM 554G 001 • Feb 21 (1 session) • Chris Stone
  • Wed • 9:00am-4:00pm • Interurban
  • $250+GST

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If you use version 2007, 2010, or 2013 take section 001. If you use version 2016 or 365 take section 002.

2018W BSCM 554G 002 • Mar 7 (1 session) • Chris Stone
  • Wed • 9:00am-4:00pm • Interurban
  • $250+GST

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If you use version 2007, 2010, or 2013 take section 001. If you use version 2016 or 365 take section 002.

2018S BSCM 554G 001 • May 2 (1 session) • Chris Stone
  • Wed • 9:00am-4:00pm • Interurban
  • $250+GST

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If you use version 2007, 2010, or 2013 take section 001. If you use version 2016 or 365 take section 002.

2018S BSCM 554G 002 • May 16 (1 session) • Chris Stone
  • Wed • 9:00am-4:00pm • Interurban
  • $250+GST

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If you use version 2007, 2010, or 2013 take section 001. If you use version 2016 or 365 take section 002.


SharePoint for Administrators

SharePoint isn't just for storing documents! Learn how to be in charge of setting up and running a SharePoint site for your team or group. Learn how to set up a new site or take over an existing site; configure access permissions; configure document libraries and lists to make sure collaboration can happen seamlessly for your people. Includes tips on how to work with and educate the users of your site when implementing new features. Prerequisite: Sharepoint for Users, or equivalent skills. Important: If you use version 2007, 2010, or 2013, take section 001. If you use version 2016, or 365, take section 002. 

2017F BSCM 556G 002 • Dec 12 - Dec 14 (2 sessions) Cancelled

If you use version 2007, 2010, or 2013 take section 001. If you use version 2016 or 365 take section 002.

2018W BSCM 556G 001 • Apr 4 - Apr 5 (2 sessions) • Chris Stone
  • Wed Thur • 9:00am-4:00pm • Interurban
  • $495+GST

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If you use version 2007, 2010, or 2013 take section 001. If you use version 2016 or 365 take section 002.

2018W BSCM 556G 002 • Apr 25 - Apr 27 (2 sessions) • Chris Stone
  • Wed Fri • 9:00am-4:00pm • Interurban
  • $495+GST

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If you use version 2007, 2010, or 2013 take section 001. If you use version 2016 or 365 take section 002.

2018S BSCM 556G 001 • May 23 - May 24 (2 sessions) • Chris Stone
  • Wed Thur • 9:00am-4:00pm • Interurban
  • $495+GST

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If you use version 2007, 2010, or 2013 take section 001. If you use version 2016 or 365 take section 002.

2018S BSCM 556G 002 • Jun 12 - Jun 14 (2 sessions) • Chris Stone
  • Tues Thur • 9:00am-4:00pm • Interurban
  • $495+GST

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If you use version 2007, 2010, or 2013 take section 001. If you use version 2016 or 365 take section 002.


Word 2016 - Level 1 Powerful tips and tools

You may have used Word before but are you getting the most you can from the software? Get a solid foundation with Word that will help you see when and how to use Word features to automate and accelerate your ability to enter and format text and data. You’ll use these new skills every time you open Word! Do graphics frustrate you? Learn how to position, size, and enhance pictures and images, then choose the right text wrapping options so your picture stays where you place it. Prerequisites: Strong file management skills. Keyboarding speed of 25 wpm recommended. Electronic course manual (pdf) included. See course outline for detailed list of topics.

  • "I learnt more than I expected." K.K.
  • "I learnt lots of new tricks and corrected bad habits... Word has changed so much over the years that it's good to have a refresher." J.B.
  • "If I had  a teacher like Jim in high school, I would have gone to school all the time." S.W.
  • "Excellent... I wish I had taken this course sooner." S.S
2018W BSCM 561V 001 • Feb 8 - Feb 9 (2 sessions) • Caroline Rissley
  • Thur Fri • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $295

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2018W BSCM 561V 002 • Apr 16 - Apr 26 (4 sessions) • Jim Lepard
  • Mon Thur • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $295

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2018S BSCM 561V 001 • May 10 - May 11 (2 sessions) • Caroline Rissley
  • Thur Fri • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $295

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Word 2016 - Level 2 Maximizing Efficiency

Are you using the most powerful features of Word? This course is filled with ways to economize your time, organize your data, and glamorize your documents. Automate repetitive text entry by creating building blocks with AutoText, AutoFormat and Macros. Generate a Table of Contents in three steps. Really take advantage of the power of styles to generate consistent formatting without needless repetition for small and very large documents. Maximize and advance your use of tables to organize data, create forms and catalogs. Fine-tune the look of your documents using column and layout options, section breaks, WordArt, themes, and templates. Prerequisite: Word Level 1 or equivalent skills. You must be able to format fonts; customize paragraph formats (indents, alignments, bullets, numbering, borders); modify margins, orientation, and borders; add page numbers; and insert section breaks. Electronic course manual (pdf) included. See course outline for detailed list of topics.

  • "All the topics were beneficial and especially when the instructor used practical examples of why a particular feature might be used." C.T.
  • "Very clear instructions. Very articulate... Lots of useful information that I had never come across before." J.T.
  • "Yvonne's way of teaching is beyond expectation!" Anonymous 
2018W BSCM 562V 002 • Jan 19 - Jan 23 (3 sessions) • Caroline Rissley
  • Mon Tues Fri • 8:30am-3:30pm • Camosun Coastal Centre
  • $395

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2018W BSCM 562V 001 • Feb 15 - Feb 22 (3 sessions) • Caroline Rissley
  • Tues Thur • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $395

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2018S BSCM 562V 001 • May 18 - May 24 (3 sessions) • Caroline Rissley
  • Tues Thur Fri • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $395

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2018S BSCM 562V 002 • Jun 4 - Jun 21 (6 sessions) • Jim Lepard
  • Mon Thur • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $395

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Digital Media and Design

There are currently no courses offered in this category.


Programming Workshops

Step into the world of coding with an introduction to different code languages: HTML & CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, MySQL, and REST/PHP Scripting. Designed for creative people, experienced with computers, but with no prior programming experience, these two day, immersion workshops will let you test drive your interest in coding. Workshops can be taken as stand alone courses, or complete all five workshops to develop a suite of introductory programming skills.

There are currently no courses offered in this category.


GIS (Geographical Information Systems)

GIS is an exciting technology that combines elements of geography, computing, natural resource management and spatial decision making. Camosun’s Continuing Education ArcGIS courses prepare individuals to enter the world of GIS and learn the basic concepts and practical skills they need to begin creating maps and reports using ArcGIS.

GIS Level 1: Intro to ArcGIS

Learn the fundamental concepts of GIS (Geographical Information Systems) using ArcGIS Desktop software. Through hands-on exercises, you will learn how to work with spatial data and use ArcGIS to make a map and create a report. This course is designed for those who are new to ArcGIS and who want practical skills and a basic understanding of GIS. Purchase text at Lansdowne Bookstore. PREREQUISITE: This course is for intermediate computer users with experience in a Windows environment and strong file management skills.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

GIS Level 2: ArcGIS & Data Analysis

Build upon the skills you developed in Level 1, as you discover the true power of ArcGIS in its ability to analyze and examine the spatial relationships among datasets. In this second level of ArcGIS training, you will learn how to: compile, assess and prepare data for analysis; create and edit spatial and non-spatial data; analyze spatial relationships; create models to perform analysis; and present the results. Textbook Required: "Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop", 4th edition, by Ormsby, available for purchase through the Bookstore, approx. $90 (also used in Level I: Intro to ArcGIS). PREREQUISITE: Completion of TTCD 700V, GIS Level 1: Intro to ArcGIS within the past two year, or experience with an equivalent  database management system as assessed by instructor.

2018W TTCD 701V 001 • Feb 6 - Apr 10 (10 sessions) • Steve Hann
  • Tues • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $749

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AutoCAD and Computer Aided Design

AutoCAD is a computer aided design program used in fields such as engineering, carpentry and construction, interior design and more. Camosun AutoCAD courses may be taken individually or as part of a program earning a Camosun College credential in AutoCAD Graphics. Camosun offers:

  • Small, hands-on classes with practical, workplace-based training
  • instructors with industry experience as well as teaching credentials
  • Industry approved course materials(included in tuition)
  • The AUTOCAD SUMMER INSTITUTE is an intensive, hands-on program running Mon-Fri, throughout July. See individual courses for for dates.

AutoCAD Information Night Free Info Session

Learn more about AutoCAD and how computer aided design is used to produce professional drawings and plans. Meet the instructor who will provide an overview of the AutoCAD courses offered at Camosun. Learn how you can  complete Camosun's AutoCAD Graphics Certificate Program or more about individual courses you may wish to take for general interest. Includes a tour of the AutoCAD lab. This session is free, but we ask that you please preregister.

2018S TTCD 990V 001 • May 16 (1 session) • Timothy Baker
  • Wed • 7:00pm-8:30pm • Interurban
  • Free

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AutoCAD Pre-Entry: Graphics & Math Basics

This hands-on course is recommended for students planning to take AutoCAD, or other drafting courses or those interested in blueprint reading. Class is taught using both manual drafting lab and computer lab, to introduce concepts and review topics of benefit for students taking AutoCAD or other computer aided drafting programs. Topics include: math principles, blueprint reading, terminology, and basic drafting concepts. Course materials are included in tuition. Prerequisite: experience with file management using Windows.

2018W TTCD 636V 001 • Jan 9 - Jan 20 (6 sessions) • Timothy Baker
  • Tues Thur • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • Sat • 9:00am-4:00pm • Interurban
  • $475

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2018S TTCD 636V 001 • Jun 5 - Jun 28 (8 sessions) • Timothy Baker
  • Tues Thur • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $475

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AutoCAD Level 1

AutoCAD Level 1 provides you with a basic working knowledge of AutoCAD as you learn to create, print and plot drawings using the latest version of AutoCAD software. Emphasis is on using the software tools and understanding concepts and techniques you need to use and be productive with AutoCAD. Even at this fundamental level, AutoCAD is one of the most sophisticated computer applications that you are likely to encounter. The teaching strategy is to start with the basic tools that enable the student to create and edit a simple drawing, then continue to develop those tools, with more advanced tools introduced throughout the course. All course materials and lab fees are included in tuition. PREREQUISITES: Good working knowledge of Windows File Management and completion of the Pre-entry Graphics and Math course (TTCD 636V) or prior drafting experience.

2018W TTCD 512V 001 • Jan 23 - Mar 6 (13 sessions) • Timothy Baker
  • Tues Thur • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $925

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2018S TTCD 512V 001 • Jul 9 - Jul 13 (5 sessions) • Timothy Baker
  • Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri • 8:30am-4:30pm • Interurban
  • $925

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AutoCAD Level 2

Increase your productivity with AutoCAD! This hands-on course concentrates on intermediate to advanced AutoCAD concepts and commands. Topics include: productivity techniques; advanced object types; creating and extracting block attribute information, external references; collaboration and drawing tools; menu customization; and an introduction to 3D modeling. Course material and lab fees are included in tuition. Prerequisite: Successful completion of AutoCAD Level I within the past two years; or assessment and permission of Instructor.

2017F TTCD 542V 001 • Nov 14 - Dec 21 (12 sessions) • Timothy Baker
  • Tues Thur • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $925

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2018W TTCD 542V 001 • Mar 13 - Apr 19 (12 sessions) • Timothy Baker
  • Tues Thur • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $925

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2018S TTCD 542V 001 • Jul 16 - Jul 20 (5 sessions) • Timothy Baker
  • Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri • 8:30am-4:30pm • Interurban
  • $925

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AutoCAD 3D

The objective of this course is to introduce students who are proficient with the 2D commands in the AutoCAD software, to the concepts and methods of 3D drawing. Explore AutoCAD's 3D modeling and visualization capabilities as you learn to create three dimensional wireframe, surface and ACIS solid models to visualize and communicate designs. Topics include using 3D viewing techniques; working with simple and composite solids; modifying objects in 3D space; editing solids; creating sections, camera perspectives, and animations; converting 3D objects; setting up a rendering with materials and lights; creating 2D drawings from 3D models; and working with the User Coordinate System. Prerequisite: AutoCAD Level I within the past two years or equivalent proficiency with AutoCAD 2017.

2018W TTCD 548V 001 • Jan 15 - Feb 26 (12 sessions) • Timothy Baker
  • Mon Wed • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $925

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2018W TTCD 548V 002 • Apr 24 - May 31 (12 sessions) • Timothy Baker
  • Tues Thur • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $925

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2018S TTCD 548V 001 • Jul 23 - Jul 27 (5 sessions) • Timothy Baker
  • Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri • 8:30am-4:30pm • Interurban
  • $925

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AutoCAD Completion Project

The Completion Project is the final course required for students wishing to obtain Camosun College's Certificate in AutoCAD Graphics. This self-paced course required the student to demonstrate and apply skills learned in the previous AutoCAD courses (Level 1, Level 2, and 3D). Working with your assigned instructor, you will identify and produce a CAD project that utilizes and demonstrates your AutoCAD skills, submitting a final project drawing for evaluation. Students are encouraged to undertake projects that relate to their work or another real-life environment. Access to AutoCAD labs can be provided if required. Projects are usually completed over a three month period, and must be completed within six months of starting your assignment. Prerequisites: Students must have successfully completed AutoCAD Level 1 (TTCD 512V), Level 2 (TTCD 542V), and AutoCAD 3D (TTCD 548V) at Camosun within the past two years, .
IMPORTANT: Once you have registered and paid for the completion project course (TTCD 545V), please contact ttce@camosun.ca or phone 250-370-4563 to arrange for your instructor assignment.

2017F TTCD 545V 001 • Sep 1 - Dec 23 ( sessions) • Timothy Baker
  • $675

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2018W TTCD 545V 001 • Jan 1 - Mar 31 ( sessions) • Timothy Baker
  • $675

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2018S TTCD 545V 001 • Jun 1 - Aug 31 ( sessions) • Timothy Baker
  • $675

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2018F TTCD 545V 001 • Sep 1 - Dec 20 ( sessions) • Timothy Baker
  • $675

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