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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

Adobe Software

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

Design Bootcamp New

The Camosun Design Bootcamp combines creative and professional best practices to provide a strong overall understanding of design for print, video, and some web. You will gain a foundation in core design areas such as design history and principles, editorial design, typography, colour theory, and especially industry standard design software (focusing on Adobe Creative Suite and WordPress). In addition, you will learn digital illustration techniques, create photo-realistic artwork, edit digital photographs, edit video, and create a theme-based WordPress website portfolio. This 90 hour course will culminate in a print and web portfolio showcasing your projects such as magazine layouts, billboard advertisements, business cards, book covers, a short promo video, and more. Students will leave with an understanding of design thinking and be exposed to an array of industry-related design experiences. Supplies extra, approximately $125. Prerequisite: Designed for intermediate computer users with a passion for design. To request a brochure, email sofbus@camosun.ca

Lynne Risk, B.A., M.A candidate, is a creative designer and design educator with over a decade of web and print communications experience. Lynne has trained and advised employees, students, and clients on Microsoft and Adobe software; design literacy; higher education success strategies; and even sailing. She also does instructional design for e-learning on Moodle or WordPress LMS platforms. As a practicing designer, she loves working with responsive WordPress web design, brand design, and multimedia editorial design.

"Lynne was an excellent instructor; she went above and beyond to make herself available to answer questions and concerns from the students in our class, and was always patient, friendly and encouraging. She was able to cover a huge amount of ground in a very short time period and her teaching skills were impressive. I would not hesitate to register for another course under her guidance." C. S.​

2016S BSCM 780G 001 • Jul 4 - Jul 22 (15 sessions) • Lynne Risk

  • Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri • 9:00am-4:00pm • Interurban
  • $1995+GST

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Design Bootcamp Information Session Free Info Session

Join us for a free info session to learn more about the new Design Bootcamp. Meet the instructor, ask questions and find out what to expect as a student. 

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Acrobat 11 Pro

Discover Acrobat! Learn to create and design digital manuals, books and forms with features such as links, bookmarks, annotations, security options, redactions and digital signatures. Learn to combine source files from diverse software, such as Microsoft Office, images, web pages, and multimedia. Create mobile ready, fillable forms, and analyze your data using Excel. Learn how to extract or edit  text and graphics from your PDF and create Actions that customize repetitive processes. Prerequisites: designed for intermediate computer users with strong file management skills plus proficiency with Word. Purchase required textbook (approximately $75) from Interurban bookstore before first class.

2016P BSCM 539G 001 • May 16 - Jun 27 (6 sessions) Cancelled


After Effects CC New

Create basic animation using effects and presets, animate text, work with shapes and other assets, animate layers, animate multimedia presentations, and output files to Premiere. Interested? Email sofbus@camosun.ca and we’ll contact you when we have enough students to run the course.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

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 (approximately $70) at Lansdowne bookstore before first class. Prerequisites: Designed for confident intermediate computer users with strong file management skills.

2016P BSCM 541G 001 • May 2 - Jun 13 (6 sessions) • Lynne Risk

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

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Note date error in print calendar: April 25th class start date changed to May 2 to Jun 13th.


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 (approximately $50) at Lansdowne bookstore 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.

2016P BSCM 640G 001 • Jun 15 - Jul 4 (6 sessions) • Lynne Risk

  • Mon Wed • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Lansdowne
  • $395+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 with 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 (approximately $70) from Lansdowne bookstore before first class.

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

2016P BSCM 510G 001 • May 4 - Jun 8 (6 sessions) • Lynne Risk

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

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Photoshop Elements 14

Learn to use this powerful yet affordable image-editing software. Includes photo repair and enhancement (removing red eye, adjusting colour, straightening, cropping, healing, cloning, smudging); various 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). Note: Photoshop Elements is a scaled down version of Photoshop designed for home use to manage and edit digital photos. Prerequisite: Strong windows file management skills are essential. Purchase optional textbook before first class, $30 at Lansdowne bookstore (currently only available for version 12, not 14).

"Beautiful! Well done! Every sentence and example was relevant throughout entire 12 hours." M.H.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Premiere Pro CC New

Learn key features, tools and techniques for editing video including the basics of using audio, creating transitions, producing titles, and adding effects. Explore managing assets, importing media, integrating other Adobe files, and exporting to different video formats. Interested? Email sofbus@camosun.ca and we’ll contact you when we have enough students to run the course.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

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.

2016S BSCM 665G 001 • Jul 11 - Jul 27 (6 sessions) • Lynne Risk

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

The AutoCAD Summer Institute is an intensive Mon-Fri, daytime, three-week training program in the use of AutoCAD computer-aided design software to create 2D and 3D drawings. Courses may be taken independently (see course descriptions for course numbers, pre-requisites and cost) or save over $300 by signing up for the Institute, 2015S TTCD 600V 001, which registers you in all four courses: Pre-Entry Math, Level 1, Level 2, and 3D. Prerequisites: Students must have strong file management skills and experience working in a Microsoft Windows environment. QUESTIONS? Contact Trades & Technology, Continuing Education, ttce@camosun.bc.ca or 250-370-4563.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

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.

2016S TTCD 636V 001 • Jul 5 - Jul 8 (4 sessions) • Timothy Baker

  • Tues Wed Thur Fri • 8:30am-3:30pm • Interurban
  • $425

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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.

2016S TTCD 512V 001 • Jul 11 - Jul 15 (5 sessions) • Timothy Baker

  • Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri • 8:30am-4:30pm • Interurban
  • $875

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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.

2016P TTCD 542V 001 • May 30 - Jul 6 (12 sessions) • Timothy Baker

  • Mon Wed • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $875

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2016S TTCD 542V 001 • Jul 18 - Jul 22 (5 sessions) • Timothy Baker

  • Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri • 8:30am-4:30pm • Interurban
  • $875

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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.

2016W TTCD 548V 002 • Apr 26 - Jun 7 (12 sessions) • Timothy Baker

  • Tues Thur • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • Tues Thur • 6:30pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • $875

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2016S TTCD 548V 001 • Jul 25 - Jul 29 (5 sessions) • Timothy Baker

  • Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri • 8:30am-4:30pm • Interurban
  • $875

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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.

2016P TTCD 545V 001 • May 1 - Aug 31 ( sessions) • Timothy Baker

  • $675

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2016F TTCD 545V 001 • Sep 1 - Dec 23 ( sessions) • Timothy Baker

  • $675

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2017W TTCD 545V 001 • Jan 2 - Apr 30 ( sessions) • Timothy Baker

  • $675

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Basic Computer Skills

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

Computers - Level 1 for PC's

Are you confused and frustrated with your computer and your ability to use it? We have all been there. Let us help you build your confidence and enhance your productivity. Learn the basics of your Windows operating system including how to manage your files, back up to a flash drive, 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 webmail program to communicate with your loved ones and attach documents and pictures to share with them. A course manual is 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.  

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Computers - Level 1 for PC's for Seniors

Are you confused and frustrated with your computer and your ability to use it? We have all been there. Let us help you build your confidence and enhance your productivity. Learn the basics of your Windows operating system including how to manage your files, back up to a flash drive, transfer pictures from your digital camera, 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 webmail program to communicate with your loved ones and attach documents and pictures to share with them. 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.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

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 transfer pictures from your digital camera into iPhoto or a pictures folder. Explore the Internet using Safari including how to use tabs, bookmarks and the search feature. Use an email program to communicate with your loved ones including attaching documents and pictures to share with them. Bring you questions and find the answers! Taught using the Mavericks operating system but older or newer versions (Mountain Lion, Yosemite) 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 

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

File Management for PC's

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.

  •  "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.

2016S BSCM 504V 001 • Aug 9 (1 session) • Caroline Rissley

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

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File Management for PC's 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.

2016P BSCM 608V 001 • Jun 1 - Jun 8 (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 burn files and folders to and from flash drives. Learn these and many more time saving tips and tools, such as managing system preferences and Time Machine. Taught using the Mavericks operating system but older or newer versions (Mountain Lion, Yosemite) 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.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

iWork & iPhoto 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 iPhoto 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 iphoto and iwork software installed. All operating systems (OS) welcome.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

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: Strong windows 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.

  • "Very useful and helpful. Easy to understand. Worth it to learn Quickbooks to find accounting related jobs." Anonymous 
  • "Great info and real life examples provided by Richard. It is essential to learn Quickbooks with some instruction - there is so much more to it than I anticipated." S.J.

2016P BSCM 518G 001 • May 18 - Jun 22 (6 sessions) • Richard Games

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

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Sage 50 2014 (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: Strong windows 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.

2016P BSCM 515G 001 • May 16 - Jun 27 (6 sessions) • Richard Games

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

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Digital Marketing & Social Media

Digital Marketing Certificate program - new

This new 10 month, part-time evening program starts September 2016. The program will equip you with leading-edge, applied training, tools and techniques to effectively market a brand, service or product online. Taught by professionals in the local digital marketing industry, students will develop comprehensive, current skills in areas such as branding, content strategy (writing, blogging, video and social media); traffic generation; analytics; search engine optimization; email strategy; online advertising methods; website creation and maintenance using a content management system.

Designed for those with some post-secondary education, excellent writing skills, confident computer skills and who are already active in Social Media.

For more information and details on how to apply, see the program website at www.camosun.ca/DigitalMarketing

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

Digital Marketing Certificate - Free Info Session Free Info Session

Join us for a free information session to learn more about the new Digital Marketing Certificate program. Meet the instructors, ask questions and find out what to expect as a student and a graduate. The session is free but pre-registration is requested.

2016P BSCM 993V 001 • Jun 13 (1 session)

  • Mon • 5:00pm-6:00pm • Interurban
  • Free

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Winning with Digital Content Strategy New

Achieve organizational goals with digital content that brings potential customers/donors/investors to you. Master the basics of selecting, planning, creating, and marketing the most appropriate content for your audience in order to engage and motivate. Over three Saturday mornings you will learn to research, prepare, and measure the success of blog posts, long form articles, reviews, infographics, images, guest articles, and short movies. You will learn how to harness the power of content marketing - the fastest growing segment of digital marketing. Prerequisites: Minimum Grade 12 English skills recommended. Designed for intermediate computer users. Active social media profiles are an asset.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Email Marketing that's CASL Compliant New

Although recent CASL legislation appears onerous, don't let it scare you away from Email marketing. Taught by a successful entrepreneur, this course will teach you to choose the right Email service for your business; create a simple sign-up form and landing page; and how to segment your list for customization. Learn the most important elements of engaging newsletters and marketing pieces designed to stimulate business and customer loyalty. 

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Facebook Advertising for Your Business New

Learn from a successful entrepreneur how to plan and design affordable, effective paid Facebook ads. Includes ad creation, budgeting and monitoring, how to find new customers, measuring the effectiveness of different versions of your ads, targeting and re-targeting outside of Facebook. You need to have a Facebook profile in place prior to the course.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

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.

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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. Not convinced? Watch Socionomics 2014 on YouTube. 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.

2016P BSCM 706G 001 • May 11 - Jun 15 (6 sessions) • Juhli Selby

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

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WordPress – Level 1

WordPress is currently the most popular web content management system in the world because it is powerful yet simple to use. Learn to build a site, step-by-step, starting with 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: Designed for intermediate computer users with strong windows 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 ($43) from Interurban bookstore before first class.  

2016P BSCM 713G 001 • May 10 - Jun 14 (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 $50).

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Camosun Web and Social Media Meetup - Free

Are you already established in Social Media but curious about the latest trends? Come to Camosun College for 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 will 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 will be 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 350 Camosun meetup members.

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Digital Media and Design

Camtasia - Convert your PowerPoint Slides to Video New

Camtasia + PowerPoint = Your Classroom on Steroids

PowerPoint has long been used in the classroom as the visual component facilitating the instructor’s knowledge transfer to their audience. It’s 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 tools that you can post on your website or on D2L.

Topics in this one-day course include an introduction to: Camtasia interface and functions; screen capture methods; audio recording; basics of editing video; publishing for various formats/uses. Prerequisite Skills: Experience with creating and using PowerPoint files. Basic knowledge of using animation functions within PowerPoint is a plus. Class size limited to just 8 students.
Bring to class: a completed PowerPoint slide deck (on a flashdrive), and a headset with microphone. ​

Introducing your instructor: September Smith, P.Eng September is an e-learning specialist with a Master’s degree in online learning and adult education. She brings 10+ years’ experience in teaching, course development, managing online training, program creation and implementation, Learning Management Systems (LMS) implementation and admin, instructional design, video production and more. See her linkedIn profile at: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/september-smith-p-eng-8406a11a

2016P BSCM 567G 001 • Jun 23 (1 session) • September Smith

  • Thur • 9:00am-4:00pm • Interurban
  • $225+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.

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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. Contact Continuing Education, Trades & Technology at ttce@camosun.bc.ca to put your name on an interest list for future offerings.

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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.

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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.

2016P BSCM 583G 001 • May 14 - Jun 29 (12 sessions) • Angela Kemna

  • Sat • 9:00am-11:00am • Interurban
  • Wed • 6:00pm-8:00pm • Interurban
  • $275+GST

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May 14th course will have no class Sat May 21 and Wed Jun 22nd, with a new end date of Jun 29th.


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.

2016P KEYB 600V 003 • May 30 (1 session)

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

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2016P KEYB 600V 004 • Jun 13 (1 session)

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

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2016P KEYB 600V 005 • Jun 27 (1 session)

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

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2016S KEYB 600V 001 • Jul 11 (1 session)

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

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2016S KEYB 600V 002 • Jul 25 (1 session)

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

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2016S KEYB 600V 003 • Aug 8 (1 session)

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

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2016S KEYB 600V 004 • Aug 22 (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 five 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)


MS-Office Online – proposed new program Camosun is considering offering our popular MS-Office program online. This would be the entire program (not available as individual courses). Interested? We’d love to hear from you. Please email sofbus@camosun.ca to add your name to the contact list.

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 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.

2016S BSCM 991V 001 • Aug 17 (1 session) • Caroline Rissley

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

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Access 2013

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).

2016P BSCM 521V 001 • Jun 17 - Jun 23 (3 sessions) • Caroline Rissley

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

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2016S BSCM 521V 001 • Aug 23 - Aug 25 (3 sessions) • Caroline Rissley

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

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Excel 2013 - 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. See course outline for detailed list of topics.

  • "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.

2016P BSCM 511V 002 • Jun 28 - Jun 30 (2 sessions) • Caroline Rissley

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

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2016S BSCM 511V 001 • Aug 10 - Aug 11 (2 sessions) • Caroline Rissley

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

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Excel 2013 - 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. See course outline for detailed list of topics.

2016P BSCM 512V 001 • May 18 - Jun 22 (6 sessions) • Caroline Rissley

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

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May 18th evening course is at INTERURBAN (print calendar indicates Lansdowne).

2016S BSCM 512V 001 • Aug 16 - Aug 18 (3 sessions) • Caroline Rissley

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

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May 18th evening course is at INTERURBAN (print calendar indicates Lansdowne).


MS-Office - Starting Strong

Take a big-picture look at the mammoth MS-Office suite of software to see the impact that learning these software products will have on your business or career. 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.

2016P BSCM 543V 001 • May 28 (1 session) • Caroline Rissley

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

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Please note: Date changed from May 7 to May 28


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

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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!

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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. Purchase required textbook (approx $55) from Lansdowne Bookstore. 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.

2016P BSCM 550V 001 • Jun 24 - Jun 27 (2 sessions) • Caroline Rissley

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

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**Please note date change on June section. Was originally on Jun 24 & 25 (Friday/Saturday), but now is scheduled for Jun 24th & 27th (Friday/Monday).**


OneNote 2013

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. 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.

2016P BSCM 544V 002 • Jun 18 (1 session) • Caroline Rissley

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

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**Please note date change on June section. Was originally on Jun 11, but now is scheduled for Jun 18th.**


Outlook 2013 - 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. See course outline for detailed list of topics.

2016P BSCM 545V 001 • Jun 14 - Jun 16 (2 sessions) • Caroline Rissley

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

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PowerPoint 2013

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. 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.

2016P BSCM 531V 001 • Jun 9 - Jun 10 (2 sessions) • Caroline Rissley

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

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Project 2010

Microsoft Project 2010 software will help you propose, plan and manage projects from concept to completion. You will work with multiple tasks, budgets and timelines common in both large and small-scale projects. Learn to define and build a project from scratch, assign various types of resources, link tasks, monitor and control, set a baseline, enter actuals, deal with scope change and create various reports. We will work on real project cases and also have time to share experiences. See also Applied Project Management Certificate Program. Prerequisites: Designed for intermediate computer users with skills equivalent to Word 1 or Excel 1. This 12-hour course will be offered 2016 Winter. Please email sofbus@camosun.ca to add your name to the interest list.

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Publisher 2013

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. See course outline for detailed list of topics.

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

2016P BSCM 532V 001 • Jun 3 - Jun 7 (2 sessions) • Caroline Rissley

  • Tues Fri • 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.

Chris Stone, B.Com –  With hundreds of hours experience teaching Sharepoint, Chris knows that not everyone is an IT expert so he uses everyday language and examples to teach the skills you need to succeed. Chris possesses strong business skill sets in project and process management. His career focus for six years has been supporting and teaching Microsoft SharePoint collaboration software as an IT enterprise professional.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

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 to set up a new site or taking 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.

2016P BSCM 556G 001 • May 31 - Jun 2 (2 sessions) • Chris Stone

  • Tues Thur • 9:00am-4:00pm • Interurban
  • $475+GST

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Word 2013 - 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. 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

2016P BSCM 561V 002 • May 17 - Jun 7 (4 sessions) Cancelled


Word 2013 - 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. 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 

2016P BSCM 562V 001 • May 27 - Jun 2 (3 sessions) • Caroline Rissley

  • Tues Thur Fri • 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.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

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”.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

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