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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 confused and frustrated with your computer and your ability to use it?  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 digital camera or phone, and create files using the 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 a web e-mail program including attaching/downloading documents and pictures. 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.  

2016F BSCM 501G 001 • Sep 27 - Oct 6 (4 sessions) • Yvonne Chadwick-Whittome

  • Tues Thur • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $250+GST

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2016F BSCM 501G 002 • Sep 29 - Sep 30 (2 sessions) • Caroline Rissley

  • Thur Fri • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $250+GST

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2017W BSCM 501G 001 • Jan 26 - Jan 27 (2 sessions) • Caroline Rissley

  • Thur Fri • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $250+GST

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Computers - Level 1 for PCs for Seniors

Are you confused and frustrated with your computer and your ability to use it?  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 digital camera or phone, and create files using the 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 a web e-mail program including attaching/downloading documents and pictures. Course manual included. No previous experience required. Taught at a gentle pace.

  • "Great course - I will recommend this course to others with the same enthusiasm it was recommended to me!" M.K.
  • "I think the class was good and the right amount of "casualness" for seniors. Instructive, but not threatening." Anon.

2016F BSCM 606G 001 • Oct 5 - Oct 26 (4 sessions) • Caroline Rissley

  • Wed • 9:30am-12:30pm • Lansdowne
  • $250+GST

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Computers - Level 1 for Mac Laptops

Are you confused and frustrated with features of your Macintosh and your ability to use them? Let us help you build your confidence and enhance your productivity. 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 digital camera or phone. Explore the Internet using Safari including how to use tabs, bookmarks and the search feature. Use an email program including attaching and downloading documents and pictures. Bring you questions and find the answers! Taught using the El Capitan 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 use to be a long time PC user." D.G.
  • "Patricia is knowledgeable and patient with students and the pace is great." Anonymous 

2016F BSCM 503G 001 • Sep 26 - Sep 29 (2 sessions) • Patricia Larose

  • Mon Thur • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Interurban
  • $150+GST

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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. A course manual is 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.

  •  "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.

2016F BSCM 504V 001 • Oct 4 (1 session) • Caroline Rissley

  • Tues • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $150

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2016F BSCM 504V 002 • Oct 6 (1 session) • Caroline Rissley

  • Thur • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $150

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2016F BSCM 504V 003 • Oct 11 - Oct 13 (2 sessions) • Yvonne Chadwick-Whittome

  • Tues Thur • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $150

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2016F BSCM 504V 004 • Nov 14 - Nov 21 (2 sessions) • Jim Lepard

  • Mon • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Interurban
  • $150

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2017W BSCM 504V 001 • Jan 31 (1 session) • Caroline Rissley

  • Tues • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $150

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2017W BSCM 504V 002 • Feb 2 (1 session) • Caroline Rissley

  • Thur • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $150

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File Management for PCs for Seniors

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 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. A course manual is 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. Taught at a gentle pace.

2016F BSCM 608V 001 • Nov 2 - Nov 9 (2 sessions) • Caroline Rissley

  • Wed • 9:30am-12:30pm • Lansdowne
  • $150

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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 El Capitan 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 cords to class.

  • "Patricia provided terrific and clear teaching. Friendly and kind. Excellent, informative course for new mac users! I will definitely recommend it. Detailed, easy to follow handouts." C.C.

2016F BSCM 505V 001 • Oct 6 - Oct 13 (2 sessions) • Patricia Larose

  • Thur • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Interurban
  • $150

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You must bring your mac laptop and power cords to class.


iWork & Photo For Mac Laptops New

The Mac world is an ever changing landscape of upgrades and new software that can frustrate even the most savvy computer user.  This fun, hands-on course will walk you through the four most frequently used software applications for your Mac.  Through instruction, demonstration and activities you will learn to use "Photo" to organize your pictures, and the iWork suite (Pages, Numbers and Keynote) for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations. NOTE: You must bring your own laptop with "Photo" and iWork software installed. All operating systems (OS) welcome.

2016F BSCM 609G 001 • Nov 17 - Dec 1 (3 sessions) • Patricia Larose

  • Thur • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Interurban
  • $195+GST

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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)

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.

2016F TTCD 990V 001 • Sep 8 (1 session) • Timothy Baker

  • Thur • 7:00pm-8:30pm • Interurban
  • Free

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2016F TTCD 990V 002 • Dec 15 (1 session) • Timothy Baker

  • Thur • 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.

2016F TTCD 636V 001 • Sep 13 - Sep 24 (6 sessions) • Timothy Baker

  • Sat • 9:00am-4:00pm • Interurban
  • Tues Thur • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $475

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2017W TTCD 636V 001 • Jan 10 - Jan 21 (6 sessions) • Timothy Baker

  • Tues Thur • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • Sat • 9:00am-4:00pm • 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.

2016F TTCD 512V 001 • Sep 26 - Nov 9 (13 sessions) • Timothy Baker

  • Mon Wed • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $925

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2016F TTCD 512V 002 • Sep 27 - Nov 8 (13 sessions) • Timothy Baker

  • Tues Thur • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $925

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2017W TTCD 512V 001 • Jan 24 - Mar 7 (13 sessions) • Timothy Baker

  • Tues Thur • 6:30pm-9:30pm • 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.

2016F TTCD 542V 001 • Nov 14 - Dec 21 (12 sessions) • Timothy Baker

  • Mon Wed • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $925

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2017W TTCD 542V 001 • Mar 14 - Apr 20 (12 sessions) • Timothy Baker

  • Tues Thur • 6:30pm-9:30pm • 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 2015.

2017W TTCD 548V 001 • Jan 16 - Feb 27 (12 sessions) • Timothy Baker

  • Mon Wed • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $925

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2017W TTCD 548V 002 • Apr 25 - Jun 1 (12 sessions) • Timothy Baker

  • Tues Thur • 6:30pm-9:30pm • 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.

2016F TTCD 545V 001 • Sep 15 - Dec 15 ( sessions) • Timothy Baker

  • $675

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2017W TTCD 545V 001 • Mar 1 - May 31 ( sessions) • Timothy Baker

  • $675

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2017S TTCD 545V 001 • Jun 2 - Aug 31 ( sessions) • Timothy Baker

  • $675

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Bookkeeping Software

Quickbooks 2015 Desktop

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 payment. 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 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. An electronic course manual (PDF) is included.

  • "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.

2016F BSCM 518G 001 • Oct 18 - Nov 22 (6 sessions) • Maureen Butler

  • Tues • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $395+GST

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Sage 50 (formerly Simply Accounting)

Sage 50 is used by more than 400,000 Canadian businesses. 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 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 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. An electronic course manual (PDF) is included.

  • "It was fun. Who knew numbers would be fun?" J.S.

2016F BSCM 515G 001 • Nov 17 - Dec 22 (6 sessions) • TBA

  • Thur • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Interurban
  • $395+GST

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Digital Marketing & Social Media

Social Media for Newbies New

This is a great course if you’re brand new to social media and you are interested for personal use, or you would like to explore potential benefits for business use. Explore the basics of Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. We will cover why people use each of these popular online communication channels, how to set up your accounts and some basics about how to use them. Learning how to use social channels from the consumer perspective is the first step to understanding how to successfully leverage them for business. We’ll cover privacy settings, best practices and many tips for efficiency. 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.

2016F BSCM 705G 001 • Sep 26 - Oct 3 (3 sessions) • Juhli Selby

  • Mon Wed • 6:00pm-8:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $150+GST

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2016F BSCM 705G 002 • Oct 12 - Oct 26 (3 sessions) • Juhli Selby

  • Wed • 6:00pm-8:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $150+GST

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Social Media Marketing

Explore popular social media channels such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+, Pinterest and Instagram, and learn how to determine which ones will be a fit for your audience and goals. We’ll start with a big picture overview of successful online marketing and how social media, content creation/curation and search engine optimization (SEO) are essential to this mix. You’ll learn how to find, attract and engage with your ideal audience; how to manage your online reputation, plus tips for time management. We’ll cover best practices, touch on privacy issues, social media policy and risk management. A great course for business owners, marketers, managers and the general public to find out how social media is changing the way the world communicates. Prerequisite: Designed for confident, intermediate computer users. If you are new to social media, please take BSCM 705G - 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.

2016F BSCM 706G 001 • Nov 17 - Dec 22 (6 sessions) • Juhli Selby

  • Thur • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Lansdowne
  • $425+GST

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WordPress – Level 1

WordPress is the most popular website building platform in the world - it is so powerful yet simple to use when you know how to get started. Learn to build a site step-by-step. You’ll use templates, images and text provided by the instructor. You will create and edit pages; arrange menus; install plugins and know 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). Purchase required textbook (approx $45) before first class. 

2016F BSCM 713G 001 • Sep 27 - Nov 1 (6 sessions) • Niki Campbell

  • Tues • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $425+GST

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2016F BSCM 713G 002 • Nov 15 - Dec 20 (6 sessions) • Niki Campbell

  • Tues • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $425+GST

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WordPress – Level 2

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. Same required textbook as Level 1. You must be prepared to purchase your domain name/webhosting services online with your credit card (approx. $30 to $70).

2017W BSCM 729G 001 • Jan 24 - Feb 28 (6 sessions) • Niki Campbell

  • Tues • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $425+GST

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WordPress - ECommerce Essentials New

Do you want to sell your products or services online using WordPress? This course provides an introduction to how the world's most popular content management system can be used for ecommerce. We will start by comparing different ecommerce solutions and discuss strengths and weaknesses. We will also look at how to setup ecommerce with WordPress and discuss different options. Other topics include: Defining your audience, creating product pages, online marketing, payment options, managing orders and customers, and protecting data. By the end of the course you will have created an ecommerce website using WordPress. Prerequisite: WordPress Level 2 or equivalent experience.

2016F BSCM 740G 001 • Nov 17 - Dec 8 (4 sessions) • John Bowyer-smyth

  • Thur • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $325+GST

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User Experience for the Web New

Have you ever wondered how visitors experience your website? This course provides an introduction to processes and concepts surrounding User Experience Design for the Web. Starting with an introduction to user experience dimensions and usability principles, we will look at how these dimensions and principles might influence website design. Issues related to user needs, task analysis, information architecture, information design, interaction design, and accessibility will be discussed. We will also look at identifying who your audiences are, and how and when to analyze user behavior using Google analytics. Finally, we will put to practice what we have learned by conducting website assessments and usability testing.

2016F BSCM 718G 001 • Oct 13 - Nov 3 (4 sessions) • John Bowyer-smyth

  • Thur • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $325+GST

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Camosun Web and Social Media Meetup - Free

Are you already established in Social Media but curious about the latest trends?  Camosun College hosts this networking circle to discuss, explore, and navigate the expansive world of Digital Marketing including Social Media, WordPress, Content Strategy, Mobile, Online Apps, 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. The meetup is free, but preregistration is required. Register through Camosun or preferably online at Meetup.com where you can join the discussion between sessions with over 450 Camosun meetup members.

2016F BSCM 730G 001 • Sep 20 (1 session)

  • Tues • 7:00pm-8:30pm • Off campus
  • $

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2016F BSCM 730G 002 • Nov 8 (1 session)

  • Tues • 7:00pm-8:30pm • Off campus
  • $

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Digital Media and Design

Acrobat 11 Pro

Discover Acrobat! Learn to design effective digital documentation from multiple formats for computers and mobile devices.  Protect your content using security options. Remove confidential content with redactions. Use secure digital signatures. Learn how to extract or edit text and graphics from within a PDF. Develop actions that customize repetitive processes and more. Prerequisites: designed for intermediate computer users with strong file management skills plus proficiency with Word. Purchase required textbook (approx. $80) before first class.

2016F BSCM 539G 001 • Nov 30 - Dec 7 (2 sessions) • Caroline Rissley

  • Wed • 9:00am-4:00pm • Interurban
  • $295+GST

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After Effects CC New

Do you want to take your video to the next level? Learn how to create motion graphics and visual effects using After Effects CC. You will learn how to import media, layer elements in a timeline, add effects, create transparency and mattes, animate elements and output finalized video files for distribution. We will also look at managing and preparing assets, adding and manipulating type, keyframe animation, working in 3D, syncing to audio, manipulating speed, and colour correction. This course is ideal for anyone new to motion graphics, and experienced motion graphics artists who want to get to know After Effects CC. By the end of the course you will have created a motion graphics sequence that puts to practice what you have learned. Prerequisites: Designed for confident intermediate computer users with strong file management skills. Some experience with collecting and preparing video and/or graphic elements required.

2016F BSCM 570G 001 • Nov 8 - Dec 13 (6 sessions) • John Bowyer-smyth

  • Tues • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $425+GST

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Purchase required textbook, Adobe After Effects CC Classroom in a Book 2015 (approx $79) before first class.


Camtasia - Convert PowerPoint Slides to Video New

PowerPoint is a powerful tool, but without the instructor’s accompanying messaging, a PowerPoint file is a static relic. The potential locked in your slides can be unleashed and leveraged using Camtasia to convert your PowerPoint files into dynamic, engaging, and highly meaningful video or multimedia tool that you can post on your website. Topics include an introduction to: Camtasia interface and functions; screen capture methods; audio recording; basics of editing video; publishing for various formats/uses. Prerequisite: Experience with creating and using PowerPoint files. Class size limited to 8 students. Bring to class: a completed PowerPoint slide deck (on a flashdrive), and a headset with microphone. ​
 

2016F BSCM 567G 001 • Nov 2 - Nov 9 (2 sessions) • September Smith

  • Wed • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $225+GST

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Camtasia - Video Production New

Camtasia is one of the most powerful yet accessible tools a video novice can use, having the dual functionality of audio/video screen recording and multimedia editing.  Learn various ways to use Camtasia to create the kind of video you need and go from the basic best practices for starting your video projects through to cover techniques to produce video you’d be proud to post. Includes audio recording and editing basics for video; adding titles; basic animations; publishing for various formats, and more.

2016F BSCM 568G 001 • Oct 6 - Oct 27 (4 sessions) • September Smith

  • Thur • 9:00am-4:00pm • Interurban
  • $395+GST

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Design Thinking New

This course explores the design principles, typography, colour theory, design best practices, logo and brand creation, editorial layout, industry standards and expectations, and the history of design. You will explore the  creative and production process for a variety of projects. Ideal for those that have taken one or more of our Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign courses.

2016F BSCM 665G 001 • Nov 14 - Nov 30 (6 sessions) • Lynne Risk

  • Mon Wed • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Interurban
  • $395+GST

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Illustrator CC

Learn how 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 $70) before first class. Prerequisites: Designed for confident intermediate computer users with strong file management skills.

2016F BSCM 541G 001 • Oct 24 - Nov 9 (6 sessions) • Lynne Risk

  • Mon Wed • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $395+GST

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2017W BSCM 541G 001 • Mar 6 - Mar 22 (6 sessions) • Lynne Risk

  • Mon Wed • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $395+GST

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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. $67) 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.
  • "Lynne's AMAZING! I have recommended multiple friends to take this course because of her." L.M.
  • "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.

2016F BSCM 640G 001 • Dec 5 - Dec 21 (6 sessions) • Lynne Risk

  • Mon Wed • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $395+GST

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2017W BSCM 640G 001 • Apr 3 - Apr 24 (6 sessions) • Lynne Risk

  • Mon Wed • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $395+GST

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Lightroom CC New

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.

2016F BSCM 573G 001 • Nov 10 - Dec 15 (6 sessions) • Andrea Kucherawy

  • Thur • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $425+GST

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Moodle for Educators New

Do you want to transform your teaching practice by using Moodle? Working with your own 10 month subscription to a Moodle course shell, you will publish interactive multi-media learning content and activities to this learning management system. Designed for teachers that want to learn about online/blended course facilitation, along with curriculum and content development. You will learn to produce audio, video instruction, Elearning modules, edit images and screen-capture video. Led by an educator with over 13 years experience with online course development. Some follow-up resources and support provided.

2016F BSCM 669G 001 • Sep 19 (1 session) • Adam Lossing

  • Mon • 9:00am-4:00pm • Interurban
  • $190+GST

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2016F BSCM 669G 002 • Oct 21 (1 session) • Adam Lossing

  • Fri • 9:00am-4:00pm • Interurban
  • $190+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 $70) before first class.

  • "I would absolutely recommend this course to beginners because you'll leave with a full understanding of the basics." C.C.

2016F BSCM 510G 001 • Sep 28 - Oct 19 (6 sessions) • Lynne Risk

  • Mon Wed • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $395+GST

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2017W BSCM 510G 001 • Jan 30 - Feb 20 (6 sessions) • Lynne Risk

  • Mon Wed • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $395+GST

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Photoshop Elements 14

Photoshop Elements is a scaled down yet powerful version of Photoshop designed for home use to manage and edit digital photos. Includes photo repair and enhancement (adjusting colour, straightening, cropping, healing, cloning, smudging); selection techniques; layers (creating composite images); and building creations (slide shows, scrapbooks, calendars, etc). Includes detailed coverage of photo sorting, ranking and filing features (tags, albums). Prerequisite: Strong windows file management skills are essential. Purchase textbook (approx $40) before first class.
"Well done! Every sentence and example was relevant throughout entire 12 hours." M.H.

2016F BSCM 635G 001 • Oct 15 - Oct 29 (2 sessions) • Caroline Rissley

  • Sat • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $295+GST

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Two Saturday classes, Oct 15 and 29th (no class Oct 22).


Premiere Pro CC New

Are you ready to edit your video? Learn how to professionally assemble your video, audio and graphic elements using Premiere Pro CC. You will learn how to import media, sequence elements in a timeline, add effects, graphics, titles, transitions, audio and output finalized video files for distribution. We will also look at managing and preparing assets, performing video edits, audio editing, manipulating speed, and colour correction. This course is ideal for anyone new to video editing, and experienced editors who want to get to know Premiere Pro CC. By the end of the course you will have created an edited video sequence that puts to practice everything discussed during the course. Prerequisite: Designed for intermediate computer users. Some experience with collecting and preparing video and/or graphic elements required.   

2016F BSCM 569G 001 • Sep 27 - Nov 1 (6 sessions) • John Bowyer-smyth

  • Tues • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $425+GST

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Please purchase required text, Adobe Premiere Pro CC Classroom 2015, before the first class available at the Interurban campus. The approximate price is $79.


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.

2017W TTCD 700V 001 • Feb 7 - Apr 11 (10 sessions) • Steve Hann

  • Tues • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $749

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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 between data sets. In this second level of ArcGIS training, you will learn how to: prepare data for analysis; analyze feature relationships; create and edit spatial data; create models to perform analysis; and how to present results. Textbook Required: "Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop", third edition, by Ormsby, available for purchase at the Lansdowne Campus Bookstore, approx. $100 (also used in Level I: Intro to ArcGIS). PREREQUISITE: Completion of TTCD 700V, GIS Level 1: Intro to ArcGIS within the past two years or equivalent experience as assessed by instructor.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Keyboarding

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. 5-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.

2016F BSCM 583G 001 • Sep 21 - Nov 2 (12 sessions) • Angela Kemna

  • Wed • 6:00pm-8:00pm • Interurban
  • Sat • 9:00am-11:00am • Interurban
  • $295+GST

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2016F BSCM 583G 002 • Nov 9 - Dec 21 (12 sessions) • Angela Kemna

  • Wed • 6:00pm-8:00pm • Interurban
  • Sat • 9:00am-11:00am • Interurban
  • $295+GST

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2017W BSCM 583G 001 • Jan 28 - Mar 11 (12 sessions) • Angela Kemna

  • Sat • 9:00am-11:00am • Interurban
  • Wed • 6:00pm-8:00pm • Interurban
  • $295+GST

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2017W BSCM 583G 002 • Mar 25 - May 6 (12 sessions) • Angela Kemna

  • Wed • 6:00pm-8:00pm • Interurban
  • Sat • 9:00am-11:00am • 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.

2016F KEYB 600V 001 • Sep 12 (1 session)

  • Mon • 6:30pm-8:00pm • Interurban
  • $29

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2016F KEYB 600V 002 • Oct 3 (1 session)

  • Mon • 6:30pm-8:00pm • Interurban
  • $29

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2016F KEYB 600V 003 • Oct 17 (1 session)

  • Mon • 6:30pm-8:00pm • Interurban
  • $29

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2016F KEYB 600V 004 • Nov 7 (1 session)

  • Mon • 6:30pm-8:00pm • Interurban
  • $29

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2016F KEYB 600V 005 • Nov 21 (1 session)

  • Mon • 6:30pm-8:00pm • Interurban
  • $29

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2016F KEYB 600V 006 • Dec 5 (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 click www.camosun.ca/msoffice.

“The knowledge and ability that I gained in the MS-Office certificate program have been invaluable to me. I had just switched from many years of nursing to administration with no discernible office skills and this program has made me the “go to girl” in my facility for all things Office….. I really, really enjoyed it!” S.K.

“I'm very excited to tell you I got the secretarial position I applied for! The Microsoft Office Certificate Program has served me very well! I took my completion project along to the job interview and was able to show them what I am capable of doing. I'm very excited to be part of a top notch team with my new employer. Thank you for all your support and guidance throughout the program.” L.B.

"I have just landed a new job! Without the MS Office skills training you so patiently and competently provided I would not have been qualified. Thanks for being a part of my journey to this next phase of my career. I'm doing office admin for an engineering firm downtown. I'm being paid well above what I expected and the hours and location are perfect for my needs. Thank you!" M.S.

Required courses:.

  • BSCM 504V File Management
  • BSCM 543V MS-Office - Starting Strong
  • BSCM 559V MS-Office Course Assignments (self-directed)
  • BSCM 561V Word - Level 1
  • 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!
Canada-B.C. Job Grant (CJG) is funding for eligible employers and non-government organizations to train new and current employees for available jobs. Individual employers may be eligible for up to $250,000 to ensure their employees have skills that are aligned with job opportunities. Over the last two years, many employers successfully applied to have 2/3rd’s of the cost of Camosun classes paid for. See details at: www.workplacebc.ca

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.

2016F BSCM 991V 001 • Sep 13 (1 session) • Caroline Rissley

  • Tues • 10:00am-11:00am • Lansdowne
  • Free

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2016F BSCM 991V 002 • Dec 1 (1 session) • Caroline Rissley

  • Thur • 5:00pm-6:00pm • Lansdowne
  • Free

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Access 365 (2016)

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 at Lansdowne bookstore before first class (approx $43). 

2016F BSCM 521V 001 • Dec 1 - Dec 6 (3 sessions) • Caroline Rissley

  • Tues Thur Fri • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $395

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2017W BSCM 521V 001 • Mar 30 - Apr 4 (3 sessions) • Caroline Rissley

  • Tues Thur Fri • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $395

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Excel 365 (2016) - Level 1

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. An electronic course manual (pdf) is included.

  • "This class helps tremendously with the basics and understanding of how Excel works, formulas and what Excel can do. It went at a great pace and was very thorough and clear." A.B.
  • "Good pacing, clear explanations. Really valuable. I feel ready to tackle and adjust many worksheets already in existence but not as useful as possible." B.N.

2016F BSCM 511V 001 • Oct 7 - Oct 11 (2 sessions) • Caroline Rissley

  • Tues Fri • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $295

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2016F BSCM 511V 002 • Oct 20 - Nov 10 (4 sessions) • Yvonne Chadwick-Whittome

  • Thur • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $295

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2016F BSCM 511V 003 • Oct 28 - Nov 4 (2 sessions) • Caroline Rissley

  • Fri • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $295

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2016F BSCM 511V 004 • Nov 28 - Dec 19 (4 sessions) • Timothy Kemp

  • Mon • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Interurban
  • $295

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2017W BSCM 511V 001 • Feb 3 - Feb 7 (2 sessions) • Caroline Rissley

  • Tues Fri • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $295

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2017W BSCM 511V 002 • Mar 3 - Mar 10 (2 sessions) • Caroline Rissley

  • Fri • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $295

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Excel 365 (2016) - Level 2

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. An electronic course manual (pdf) is included. 

2016F BSCM 512V 001 • Nov 16 - Dec 21 (6 sessions) • Caroline Rissley

  • Wed • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $395

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2016F BSCM 512V 002 • Nov 17 - Nov 22 (3 sessions) • Caroline Rissley

  • Tues Thur Fri • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $395

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2017W BSCM 512V 001 • Mar 16 - Mar 21 (3 sessions) • Caroline Rissley

  • Tues Thur Fri • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $395

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MS-Office - 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.

2016F BSCM 543V 001 • Oct 18 (1 session) • Caroline Rissley

  • Tues • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $150

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2016F BSCM 543V D02 • Nov 14 - Nov 28 ( sessions) • Caroline Rissley

  • Mon • 12:00am-12:00am • Online
  • $150

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2017W BSCM 543V 001 • Feb 14 (1 session) • Caroline Rissley

  • Tues • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $150

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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.  Email sofbus@camosun.ca or call 250-370-4565 for details. Start anytime. Stationery supplies and printing extra, approximately $80.

  • "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

2016F BSCM 540V 001 • Sep 1 - Dec 24 ( 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. Please submit a Camosun College application form at the time that you register for this course (approx $40 non-refundable fee). Start anytime!

2016F BSCM 559V 001 • Sep 1 - Dec 24 ( 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.

  • "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.

2016F BSCM 550V 001 • Dec 9 - Dec 13 (2 sessions) • Caroline Rissley

  • Tues Fri • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $295

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2017W BSCM 550V 001 • Apr 6 - Apr 7 (2 sessions) • Caroline Rissley

  • Thur Fri • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $295

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OneNote 365 (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. Purchase required textbook before class (approx $28) at Lansdowne Bookstore (closed Saturdays). You will need your web accessible email account/password in class.

  • "Great course, thoroughly enjoyed it. Useful not only for work, but studies and personal business. Great program that not many know of." T.V.

2016F BSCM 544V 001 • Nov 15 (1 session) • Caroline Rissley

  • Tues • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $175

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2017W BSCM 544V 001 • Mar 14 (1 session) • Caroline Rissley

  • Tues • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $175

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Outlook 365 (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. An electronic course manual (pdf) is included. Prerequisite: Word Level 1 or Excel Level 1 or equivalent skills.

2016F BSCM 545V 001 • Nov 1 - Nov 3 (2 sessions) • Caroline Rissley

  • Tues Thur • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $295

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2016F BSCM 545V 002 • Nov 24 - Dec 15 (4 sessions) • Jim Lepard

  • Thur • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Interurban
  • $295

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2017W BSCM 545V 001 • Feb 28 - Mar 2 (2 sessions) • Caroline Rissley

  • Tues Thur • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $295

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PowerPoint 365 (2016)

Be kind to your audience – no more “death by dull PowerPoint!” In this course you will learn to consider your target audience, and then plan a dynamic, engaging presentation with appropriate background theme, graphics, transitions, animation and sound. You will 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. An electronic course manual (pdf) is included. 

  • "Thanks Caroline - you made learning PowerPoint interesting and fun! I'd do more of your courses." N.M.

2016F BSCM 531V 001 • Nov 25 - Nov 29 (2 sessions) • Caroline Rissley

  • Tues Fri • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $295

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2017W BSCM 531V 001 • Mar 24 - Mar 28 (2 sessions) • Caroline Rissley

  • Tues Fri • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $295

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Publisher 365 (2016)

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. An electronic course manual (pdf) is included.

  •  "Really enjoyed the course... I will recommend this course to all. If you do newsletters it is an awesome program."R.C.
 

2016F BSCM 532V 001 • Nov 8 - Nov 10 (2 sessions) • Caroline Rissley

  • Tues Thur • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $295

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2017W BSCM 532V 001 • Mar 7 - Mar 9 (2 sessions) • Caroline Rissley

  • Tues Thur • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $295

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SharePoint for Users New

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. Users of all versions welcome.
 

2016F BSCM 554G 001 • Oct 5 (1 session) • Chris Stone

  • Wed • 9:00am-4:00pm • Interurban
  • $250+GST

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2016F BSCM 554G 002 • Oct 20 (1 session) • Chris Stone

  • Thur • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $250+GST

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2017W BSCM 554G 001 • Feb 24 (1 session) • Chris Stone

  • Fri • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $250+GST

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SharePoint for Administrators New

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. Users of all versions welcome.

2016F BSCM 556G 001 • Nov 16 - Nov 23 (2 sessions) • Chris Stone

  • Wed • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $475+GST

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Word 365 (2016) - Level 1

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 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. An electronic course manual (pdf) is included.

  • "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

2016F BSCM 561V 001 • Oct 13 - Oct 14 (2 sessions) • Caroline Rissley

  • Thur Fri • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $295

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2016F BSCM 561V 002 • Oct 17 - Nov 7 (4 sessions) • Jim Lepard

  • Mon • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $295

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2017W BSCM 561V 001 • Feb 9 - Feb 10 (2 sessions) • Caroline Rissley

  • Thur Fri • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $295

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Word 365 (2016) - Level 2

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. An electronic course manual (pdf) is included.

  • "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 

2016F BSCM 562V 001 • Oct 21 - Oct 27 (3 sessions) • Caroline Rissley

  • Tues Thur Fri • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $395

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2016F BSCM 562V 002 • Nov 19 - Dec 3 (3 sessions) • Jim Lepard

  • Sat • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $395

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2017W BSCM 562V 001 • Feb 16 - Feb 23 (3 sessions) • Caroline Rissley

  • Tues Thur • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $395

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Oracle

Are you looking to develop your skills and knowledge in Oracle Database Administration? Camosun's instructor-led courses can help you reach your goals. Camosun College is proud to be a partner in Oracle's Workplace Development Program (WDP), providing practical, real-life training. Camosun Oracle courses provide: - Oracle-certified educational curriculum - Oracle-certified student courseware - Small class size - Oracle trained instructors with real-life experience

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SOLIDWORKS

Introduction to SOLIDWORKS New

SOLIDWORKS is the local industry standard software used to sketch ideas and produce models and detailed drawings. This introductory course will get you started using SOLIDWORKS as you learn the basic features and capabilities of this powerful software. Course prepares participants to write the examination to be a Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (exam cost extra, approx. $100). Topics include:

  • Introduction to the interface and coordinate systems
  • 2D sketching basics
  • Part modeling basics
  • Reference geometry introduction
  • Assembly introduction
  • Advanced sketching methods
  • Intermediate part modeling
  • Design intent workflow
  • Sub-assemblies and flexible sub-assemblies
  • Producing drawings from models
Prerequisites: Experience working in a Windows environment; prior drafting experience is recommended.

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SOLIDWORKS Modeling New

Expanding upon the fundamentals of SOLIDWORKS Introduction, this advanced applications course teaches learners more proficient methods of modeling, assembling and managing designs in SOLIDWORKS. Topics include:

  • File management and version control
  • Advanced and 3D sketching
  • Direct editing features
  • Design verification methods
  • Multi-body parts
  • Surfaces: fundamentals and applications
  • Advanced and Mechanical Mates
  • Mate references
  • Design tables, equations, and variables
  • Design sustainability
  • Top-down design methods
Prerequisites: Six months of continuous use of SOLIDWORKS, or instructor’s assessment following completion of “Introduction to SOLIDWORKS”.

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