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Business and Management

(HRM01) Strategic Human Resources Management

Cost: $296

This course introduces the strategic role of human resources within today’s business environment. It clearly defines what it takes to align human resources with the organization’s business strategy, create a human resources plan, align HR functions with this plan, and successfully manage the human resources function. The content also includes an introduction to key human resources functions within organizations. You will develop an understanding of how to better position human resources as a strategic and influential partner within your business.


Delivery method: Blended, Online with scheduled meeting times

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Mar 28-Apr 11 | 20476, 5 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30-9:30 pm
Both blended (online and in person with on campus classes at the Clearbrook Centre) and online (using Myclass) options available.

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
(HRM02) Increasing Employee Engagement

Cost: $296

Learn about human resources best practices for organizational effectiveness and employee engagement. Discover relevant content and tools to help you enhance employee engagement within your organization, departments, and work teams. Examine techniques to lower turnover, increase employee satisfaction, and enhance productivity.


Delivery method: Blended, Online with scheduled meeting times

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Jan 31-Feb 14 | 20240, 5 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30-9:30 pm
Both blended (online and in person with on campus classes at the Clearbrook Centre) and online (using Myclass) options available.

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
(HRM03) Hiring for Performance

Cost: $296

Examine the components of a systematic and structured recruitment process that you can immediately apply within your organization in order to attract, identify, interview, and select the right candidates for the right positions. Learn and practice planning, behavioural interviewing, and final selection techniques that will enhance your judgment of a candidate’s potential success and enhance your skills in choosing the best employee for the job at hand.


Delivery method: Blended, Online with scheduled meeting times

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Apr 13-May 2 | 20478, 5 sessions, Wed, Mon, 6:30-9:30 pm (no class April 18)
Both blended (online and in person with on campus classes at the Clearbrook Centre) and online (using Myclass) options available.

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
(HRM04) Managing Employee Performance

Cost: $296

Learn the key elements necessary to design and implement an effective performance management process within your organization. Discover how to evaluate your current performance review process, and identify required changes to increase the effectiveness of your employee performance measurement and feedback. Find out how to handle performance issues, and review the foundational elements needed to conduct constructive annual performance reviews.


Delivery method: Blended, Online with scheduled meeting times

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

May 9-25 | 40169, 5 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30-9:30 pm (no class May 23)
Both blended (online and in person with on campus classes at the Clearbrook Centre) and online (using Myclass) options available.

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
(HRM05) Employee Development & Training

Cost: $296

Effective organizations require knowledgeable and skilled employees. These high-performing employees possess the competencies required for both their current roles and career advancement within the organization. This course focuses on current learning approaches and talent management strategies for developing your employees. It includes an introduction to corporate and individual training needs assessment, on-boarding and orientation approaches, succession planning, and training program design. You will leave with a format for your overall corporate training plan.


Delivery method: Blended, Online with scheduled meeting times

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Feb 22-Mar 8 | 20474, 5 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30-9:30 pm
Both blended (online and in person with on campus classes at the Clearbrook Centre) and online (using Myclass) options available.

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
(HRM06) HR Policies and Procedures

Cost: $296

A policy is a formal statement of a principle or rule that members of an organization must follow. A procedure tells members of an organization how to carry out or implement a policy. Policy is the what and procedure is the how to. Learn how to develop essential human resources guidelines and create HR policies and procedures that are useful, practical, and easy to understand. We will also discuss how to best communicate policy to employees.


Delivery method: Blended, Online with scheduled meeting times

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

May 24-Jun 7 | 40167, 5 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30-9:30 pm
Both blended (online and in person with on campus classes at the Clearbrook Centre) and online (using Myclass) options available. 

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
(HRM07) Handling HR Issues

Cost: TBD

Examine and discuss common situations and issues faced by human resources practitioners. Learn skills you can put to work right away in your workplace. Using real-life case studies at the organizational, departmental, and individual level, learn to analyze a situation, discuss its implications, and receive guidance on on reaching a resolution. Bring your own HR questions to the session for guidance and coaching.



Offered in Fall 2022 | dates to be announced

(HRM08) Understanding Leadership

Cost: TBD

Explore the topic of leadership: develop an understanding of the difference between leading and managing, and examine current theories of key leadership practices. Identify your own personal leadership style and evaluate its potential impact on the performance of your duties in the workplace.



Offered in Fall 2022 | dates to be announced

(HRM09) Employee Rewards

Cost: $296

Develop a basic understanding of the key components of a total compensation strategy that combines direct financial rewards, such as base salary and bonuses, with indirect financial rewards, such as benefits, retirement savings plans, and recognition programs.


Delivery method: Blended, Online with scheduled meeting times

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

March 10-24 | 20260, 5 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30-9:30 pm
Both blended (online and in person with on campus classes at the Clearbrook Centre) and online (using Myclass) options available.

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
(HRM10) Introduction to Labour Relations

Cost: TBD

Examine the basics of current labour relations legislation in B.C. Learn how to interpret this legislation and assess its impact on workplace practices.


Delivery method: Online with scheduled meeting times


Offered in Fall 2022 | dates to be announced

(HRM11) BC Employment Law

Cost: $123

Get an introduction to the basics of key employment law in B.C., including the Employment Standards Act, Human Rights Code, and the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). Examine how to interpret this legislation, the impact of employment legislation on workplace practices, and how to handle key employment issues atising as a result.


Delivery method: Blended, Online with scheduled meeting times

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Feb 26 | 20242, 1 session, Sat, 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Both blended (online and in person with on campus classes at the Clearbrook Centre) and online (using Myclass) options available.

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
(HRM12) Workplace Health & Safety

Cost: $123

Employers have legal responsibilities to ensure the health and safety of workers and provide them with the information, instruction, and training necessary for their positions. This class reviews the responsibilities of employers and examines legal accountability arising from the Workers Compensation Act and Occupational Health and Safety Regulations. You will learn the role of human resources in supporting health and safety activities and strategies for improving workplace safety—thereby reducing the company’s potential legal liabilities.


Delivery method: Blended, Online with scheduled meeting times

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Jan 29 | 20473, 1 session, Sat, 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Both blended (online and in person with on campus classes at the Clearbrook Centre) and online (using Myclass) options available.

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
(HRM13) Designing Employee Orientation

Cost: $123

Effective on-boarding is an investment in employee retention, morale, and productivity. However, all too often employees receive a poor orientation or no orientation at all. This course provides an outline for a professional and formalized orientation program that sets the stage for effective and focused employee performance. Learn proven techniques and current research for designing and implementing an orientation program that engages new employees early in the employment relationship.


Delivery method: Blended, Online with scheduled meeting times

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

 Apr 23 | 20477, 1 session, Sat, 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Both blended (online and in person with on campus classes at the Clearbrook Centre) and online (using Myclass) options available.

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
(HRM14) Measuring HR's Impact

Cost: TBD

Measuring the effectiveness and efficiency of the human resources (HR) function is one of the best ways to increase HR’s relevance to the company and prove the business impact of proposed HR initiatives or programs. Get introduced to a common set of HR metrics, including formulas and descriptions. Identify the metrics that fit your organization best. Learn the benefits of comparing your company's metrics to external benchmarking data.



Offered in Fall 2022 | dates to be announced

(MSS01) Management Foundation

Cost: $291

This course provides an introduction to the key principles of management. You will examine different styles of management and identify your own style. Core values, beliefs, and ethics will also be examined. 


Delivery method: Blended

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Nov 29-Dec 13 | 80020, 5 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30-9:30 pm
Blended course - first class will be face to face, alternating face to face/online or as specified thereafter.

(MSS02) Management and Communication

Cost: $296

Learn how to save time with concise conversations and clear requests. Enhance your leadership skills with effective communication and listening. Empower others to make necessary and productive changes, and create an atmosphere for engagement and productivity.


Delivery method: Blended, Online with scheduled meeting times

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Mar 14-28 | 20262, 5 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30-9:30 pm
Both blended (online and in person with on campus classes at the Clearbrook Centre) and online (using Myclass) options available.

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
(MSS07) Customer Service Excellence

Cost: TBD

You will build on your own experiences to identify the essential elements of outstanding customer service, develop strategies based on leading practices to provide your customers with a high level of service, and learn what is needed to develop lasting, value-added relationships with customers.


Delivery method: In-class

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

(MSS12) Presentation Skills

Cost: $123

Learn how to prepare and deliver effective presentations that you can use for business, sales, training, or public speaking. Discover how to document, plan, and structure your presentation to influence your listeners and achieve your goals.


Delivery method: Blended, Online with scheduled meeting times

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Apr 30 | 20344, 1 session, Sat, 9:00 am-2:30 pm
Both blended (online and in person with on campus classes at the Clearbrook Centre) and online (using Myclass) options available.

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
(MSS15) Management and Team Building

Cost: TBD

Explore the basic principles of working with small groups. Group member roles, the process of group formation, group dynamics, and group problem solving are also explored in this course.


Delivery method: Blended

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

(MSS16) Delegating, Motivating, and Giving Feedback

Cost: $296

Examine the concepts of motivation and delegation and identify the connections between the two. Develop an action plan to deal with them effectively. In addition, explore the nature of feedback and develop a practical approach to provide actionable feedback to motivate others.


Delivery method: Blended, Online with scheduled meeting times

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Feb 1-15 | 20236, 5 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30-9:30 pm
Both blended (online and in person with on campus classes at the Clearbrook Centre) and online (using Myclass) options available.

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
(MSS17) Leadership & Managing Change

Cost: TBD

Workplace change can create tension. So learn methods of addressing employee’s emotions as you manage the process of change—as well as how to communicate change and deal with resistance.


Delivery method: Blended

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

(MSS18) Writing in the Workplace

Cost: $296

Learn the craft of skillful writing, Increase the effectiveness of your written communications to achieve both personal and corporate success. Learn about the writing process, content-generating strategies, audience analysis, structure, persuasive strategies, format, style, and revision.


Delivery method: In-class

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Mar 29-Apr 12 | 20243, 5 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30-9:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
(MSS19) Marketing & Branding Your Business

Cost: TBD

Marketing and branding are critical in maintaining a business. A strong brand is invaluable as the battle for customers intensifies day by day. This course equips you to research, define, and build your brand.


Delivery method: Blended

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

(MSS20) Management and Conflict Resolution

Cost: $296

Get introduced to the key principles of conflict handling and develop an understanding of the meaning and causes of conflict. Learn how to manage relationships with customers and colleagues. Gain insight into people's individual conflict resolution styles, internal and external customer conflict, the cost of conflict, resolving conflict, communicating effectively during conflict, and preventing conflict through communication.


Delivery method: Blended, Online with scheduled meeting times

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Jun 13-27 | 40171, 5 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30-9:30 pm
Both blended (online and in person with on campus classes at the Clearbrook Centre) and online (using Myclass) options available.

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
(MSS21) Management and Administrative Skills

Cost: $296

Learn to select, hire, and orient staff effectively. Conduct purposeful and meaningful interviews, make reference checks and job offers, define responsibilities and goals, and use workplace retention strategies to keep your best employees.


Delivery method: In-class, Online with scheduled meeting times

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Feb 23-Mar 9 | 20502, 5 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30-9:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
(MSS24) Time and Stress Management

Cost: $123

The ability to manage time and stress is absolutely critical to the success of any manager and leader.

Learn techniques for effective time and stress management.

Find out how to identify stressors, set priorities, handle interruptions and crises, and improve work methods and productivity.


Delivery method: Blended, Online with scheduled meeting times

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

May 28 | 40080, 1 session, Sat, 9:00 am-2:30 pm
Both blended (online and in person with on campus classes at the Clearbrook Centre) and online (using Myclass) options available.

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
(MSS25) Leadership Skills Inventory

Cost: $296

Gain an understanding of who you are and how it affects your leadership style. Topics of self-discovery will include personality inventories, self-esteem, beliefs, values, goals, and stress management. When you discover what type of leader you are and which position best suits you, you can learn to lead authentically.


Delivery method: Blended, Online with scheduled meeting times

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

May 3-17 | 40170, 5 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30-9:30 pm
Both blended (online and in person with on campus classes at the Clearbrook Centre) and online (using Myclass) options available.

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
(PR01) Fundamentals of Public Relations

Cost: TBD

Explore traditional PR strategies and the ways professionals are adapting to the new digital social landscape. This course introduces basic principles of creating and promoting persuasive messages.

This course is part of the Public Relations certificate. To take the course individually, please contact continuingeducation@ufv.ca.


Delivery method: Online with no scheduled meeting times

(PR02) Social Media & Digital Citizenship

Cost: $290

Explore techniques to use and manage social media effectively and ethically.  This course introduces public relations ethics, digital media literacy, and social media policy planning. It prepares social media users and managers to practice communication strategies in a responsible manner.

This course is part of the Public Relations certificate. To take the course individually, please contact continuingeducation@ufv.ca.


Delivery method: Online with no scheduled meeting times

Apr 11-May 1 | 20298

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
(PR03) Public Speaking

Cost: TBD

Engage any audience with rich content, specific messages, and effective speaking strategies. This course introduces the principles and practice of public speaking through active learning and practice.

This course is part of the Public Relations certificate. To take the course individually, please contact continuingeducation@ufv.ca.


Delivery method: Online with no scheduled meeting times

(PR04) Skills for Interviews

Cost: $290

Learn how to conduct as well as manage interviews in public relations practices. Within a variety of interview genres, practice the art of developing questions, initiating an interview, answering questions, and closing an interview.

This course is part of the Public Relations certificate. To take the course individually, please contact continuingeducation@ufv.ca. 


Delivery method: Online with no scheduled meeting times

Jan 17-Feb 6 | 20280

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
(PR05) Writing for the Internet

Cost: $290

Learn to write web pages, blogs, and social media posts for web-based audiences. Practice effective and engaging communication for online readers.

This course is part of the Public Relations certificate. To take the course individually, please contact continuingeducation@ufv.ca. 


Delivery method: Online with no scheduled meeting times

Feb 7-27 | 20281

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
(PR06) Influencing your Public Image

Cost: $290

Explore the actions that help shape an authentic and trustworthy image in the eyes of the public or stakeholders. Understand how situation, media channel, intended audience, and other key factors influence your strategies.

 

This course is part of the Public Relations certificate. To take the course individually, please contact continuingeducation@ufv.ca.


Delivery method: Online with no scheduled meeting times

Feb 28-Mar 20 | 20282

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
(PR07) Persuasive Messaging

Cost: TBD

Persuade audiences and advocate for your brand or cause. This course introduces persuasive modes of writing and speaking for grant, proposal, and advocacy writing. Students will produce a proposal or fundraising document.

This course is part of the Public Relations certificate. To take the course individually, please contact continuingeducation@ufv.ca.


Delivery method: Online with no scheduled meeting times

(PR08) Visual Communications

Cost: $290

Learn to leverage the value of graphics, document design and videos to boost the impact and clarity of PR communications. This course enables students to identify appropriate visual communication strategies and practices for campaigns and events. Students will use software like MS PowerPoint and Canva for projects.

This course is part of the Public Relations certificate. To take the course individually, please contact continuingeducation@ufv.ca.


Delivery method: Online with no scheduled meeting times

May 9-29 | 40033

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
(PR09) Copyright and Legal Issues

Cost: $290

Examine the copyright and legal considerations affecting the design of a communication plan. Find out about protecting work and explore legal issues surrounding personal and organizational information, privacy, open source materials, print materials, images, videos, and social media in public relations practices.

This course is part of the Public Relations certificate. To take the course individually, please contact continuingeducation@ufv.ca.


Delivery method: Online with no scheduled meeting times

May 30-Jun 19 | 40034

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
(PR10) Building a Media Kit

Cost: $120

Create materials for an effective media kit to build strong relationships with clients, news outlets, and business associates. In this week-long workshop, participants will write and present materials that promote professional representation.

This course is part of the Public Relations certificate. To take the course individually, please contact continuingeducation@ufv.ca. 


Delivery method: Online with no scheduled meeting times

Nov 29-Dec 5 | 80033

(PR11) Employment Messaging

Cost: $120

Learn to prepare an employment portfolio, including traditional résumés and cover letters, online materials, and social media career profiles. Review interview techniques to present yourself professionally.

This course is part of the Public Relations certificate. To take the course individually, please contact continuingeducation@ufv.ca. 


Delivery method: Online with no scheduled meeting times

Jun 20-26 | 40035 

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
(PR12) Marketing 21st Century Style

Cost: $120

Explore the proven marketing skills used today. Examine viral, social, and authentic marketing strategies. Learn how to engage with current and potential customers using a variety of channels and platforms.

This course is part of the Public Relations certificate. To take the course individually, please contact continuingeducation@ufv.ca.


Delivery method: Online with no scheduled meeting times

Mar 21-27 | 20283

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
(PR13) Public Relations Practicum

Cost: $780
Prerequisite: Successful completion of all PR courses and grade requirements or be enrolled in the remainder of required courses.

Participate in a supervised field-based immersive work experience to refine, integrate, and apply the knowledge acquired in the Public Relations certificate program. Continuing Education will find host sites that will provide training and support so that students are able to utilize their new skills in a safe environment. Practicum is required for program completion. 


Delivery Method: Offsite

Jul 4-15 | 40055

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
(RM01) Fundamentals of Records Management

Cost: $290
Prerequisite: It is advised that students are familiar with Databases, like Access, prior to this course.

This course is an overview of the roles, responsibilities, terminology, and governing principles of current records management practices. Strategies for implementing a records program in a variety of different organizations will be discussed.

This course is part of the Records Management certificate. To take the course individually, please contact continuingeducation@ufv.ca.


Delivery method: Online with no scheduled meeting times

Feb 7-27 | 20291

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
(RM02) Records Classification

Cost: $580
Prerequisite: It is advised that students are familiar with Databases, like Access, prior to this course.

Today’s records exist in countless formats—digital or physical, personal or shared. Classifying records allows for systematic identification and coding that results in easy retrieval. You will learn how to code within various classification systems.

This course is part of the Records Management certificate. To take the course individually, please contact continuingeducation@ufv.ca.


Delivery method: Online with no scheduled meeting times

Mar 21-Apr24 | 20301

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
(RM03) Record Management Systems

Cost: $580
Prerequisite: It is advised that students are familiar with Databases, like Access, prior to this course.

This course provides an introduction to records management systems. Topics will follow the life cycle of a record and provide you the guidelines needed to create a records management system from inventory to destruction.

This course is part of the Records Management certificate. To take the course individually, please contact continuingeducation@ufv.ca.


Delivery method: Online with no scheduled meeting times

Jun 6-Jul 10 | 40056

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
(RM04) Digital Age Literacy

Cost: $290

Focus on technical skills needed to work in this digital age. Topics include electronic communications using Microsoft ® Outlook, organization and transfer of data, and record security.

This course is part of the Records Management certificate. To take the course individually, please contact continuingeducation@ufv.ca.


Delivery method: Online with no scheduled meeting times

Apr 25-May 15 | 20338

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
(RM05) Databases: Access

Cost: $290

Skill development and application of introductory database concepts using Microsoft Access. Topics include building reports and forms; designing, creating, maintaining, editing, and querying a database; and creating reports and forms.

This course is part of the Records Management certificate. To take the course individually, please contact continuingeducation@ufv.ca.


Delivery method: Online with no scheduled meeting times

Offered in Fall 2022 | dates to be announced

(RM06) Spreadsheets: Excel

Cost: $290

In this hands-on course, learn about spreadsheet concepts using Microsoft Excel software. The emphasis is on creating and using spreadsheets for business applications.

This course is part of the Records Management certificate. To take the course individually, please contact continuingeducation@ufv.ca.


Delivery method: Online with no scheduled meeting times

Jul 18-Aug 7 | 40057

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
(RM07) Word-Processing: Word

Cost: $290

In this hands-on course, learn how to design and organize documents using Microsoft Word software. The course puts a special emphasis on attention to detail and practical application in preparing business documents and forms.

This course is part of the Records Management certificate. To take the course individually, please contact continuingeducation@ufv.ca.


Delivery method: Online with no scheduled meeting times

May 16-Jun 5 | 40058

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
(RM08) Business Communications

Cost: $290

This course introduces the principles of business communications. Topics covered include the writing process; direct, indirect, and persuasive messages; and adapting messages for specific purposes and audiences.

This course is part of the Records Management certificate. To take the course individually, please contact continuingeducation@ufv.ca.


Delivery method: Online with no scheduled meeting times

Feb 28-Mar 20 | 20292

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
(RM09) Records Management Practicum

Cost: $775
Prerequisite: In order to qualify for this practicum you must have successfully completed all previous coursework or be enrolled in the remainder of required courses.

Complete an 80-hour supervised field-based placement to refine, integrate, and apply the knowledge you have acquired in the Records Management certificate program. Continuing Education will find host sites that will provide training and support so that students are able to utilize their new skills in a safe environment. Practicum is required for program completion. The first week consists of an online Employment Skills workshop. The remaining two weeks are off-site with a host company.


Offsite location

Feb 28-Mar 18 | 20499

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
6-Month Part-time Bookkeeping for Small Business

Cost: $3270

‌Complete the Bookkeeping for Small Business program part-time in just six months by registering in six course sections.

All courses are held twice a week in the evening from 6:30-9:30 pm.


Delivery method: Online with scheduled meeting times

Use Block Code BKKG 6M to register in all courses at once.

  • Excel Level I | 
  • Bookkeeping Level I | 
  • Bookkeeping Level II | 
  • Payroll Accounting | 
  • Computerized Accounting Level I | 
  • Computerized Accounting Level II | 

Download the PT BKKG 6M‌ information sheet to see the program calendar and a list of required textbooks. 

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
Accelerated Bookkeeping for Small Business

Cost: $3270

Enrol full-time to complete the Bookkeeping for Small Business certificate in just 12 weeks. To register in all courses, use the BKKG Block Codes listed beside the section below.

 

The certificate consists of the following courses:

  • Bookkeeping Level I
  • Bookkeeping Level II
  • MS Excel Level I
  • Computerized Accounting Level I (Sage 50)*
  • Computerized Accounting Level II (Sage 50)*
  • Payroll Accounting

*Students may take QuickBooks Level I and II instead of Sage 50 I and II.


Delivery method: Blended

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Sage 50

Feb 18–May 9 | BKKG SG, Mon, Wed, Fri, 9:00 am3:30 pm
In-person Wed, online Mon & Fri.

May 16–Aug 1 | BKKG SG2, Mon, Wed, Fri, 9:00 am3:30 pm
In-person Wed, online Mon & Fri.


Delivery method: Online with scheduled meeting times

QuickBooks

Mar 21–Jun 8 | BKKG QB Mon, Wed, Fri, 9:00 am3:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
Bookkeeping Level I

Cost: $600
Prerequisite: It is advised that students are comfortable with basic Windows operations and are familiar with Excel prior to this course.

This course provides an essential introduction to bookkeeping, including theoretical foundations and hands-on knowledge. Learn how to complete all the functions of the accounting cycle from transaction analysis to closing the books. Topics include the accounting model, basic financial statements, general ledger, and government taxation.


Delivery method: Online with scheduled meeting times

Feb 28–Apr 20 | 20268, 15 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:309:30 pm, no class April 18
Jan 25–Mar 15 | 20267, 15 sessions, Tues, Thurs, 6:309:30 pm

Delivery method: Online with scheduled meeting times

May 3–Jun 21 | 40065, 15 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:309:30 pm, no class May 23

 

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
Bookkeeping Level II

Cost: $610
Prerequisite: Bookkeeping Level I with B or better.

Building on the principles covered in Bookkeeping Level I, learn about financial statements preparation, accounts receivable, accounts payable, subsidiary ledgers, bank reconciliations, payroll, GST, PST, HST, trial balances, and year end.


Delivery method: Online with scheduled meeting times

Mar 22-May 12| 20287, 16 sessions, Tues, Thurs, 6:309:30 pm 
May 2-Jun 27 | 40047, 16 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:309:30 pm, no class May 23

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
Bookkeeping Practicum

Cost: TBD
Prerequisite: Completion of the Bookkeeping for Small Business certificate.

Participate in a two-week work practicum with a local employer to apply what you have learned in class and gain experience. To qualify, you must have successfully completed all previous coursework and grade requirements. Transportation to the practicum site is your responsibility and may require travel outside your area of residence.

Practicum is not a requirement for certificate completion.

Please contact continuingeducation@ufv.ca if you are interested in participating in Practicum.


Computerized Accounting Level I (Sage 50)

Cost: $600
Prerequisite: Bookkeeping Level II with B or better.

Integrated bookkeeping/accounting software is a standard for small businesses. This course covers journal entries, purchases/sales orders and quotes, as well as invoicing, receipts and payments for payables, receivables, and inventory. Familiarize yourself with the reporting and tax features provided by accounting software. Payroll is not covered.

Students should be competent in computer skills before taking this course.


Delivery method: Blended

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Feb 14-Mar 21 | 20270, 10 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:309:30 pm, no class Feb 21
In-person Wed, online Mon

Delivery method: Online with scheduled meeting times

May 17-Jun 16 | 40037, 10 sessions, Tues, Thurs, 6:309:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
Computerized Accounting Level II (Sage 50)

Cost: $560
Prerequisite: Computerized Accounting Level I with B or better.

Build on what you have learned in Computerized Accounting Level I and learn about banking, payroll, projects, inventory, adjustments and closing. This course does not teach accounting fundamentals.


Delivery method: Blended

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Mar 28 - Apr 20 | 20271, 7 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:309:30 pm, no class April 18
In-person Wed, online Mon

Delivery method: Online with scheduled meeting times

Jun 21-Jul 14 | 40038, 7 sessions, Tues, Thurs, 6:309:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
Diversity: Appreciate Cultures

Cost: TBD

This diversity training course discusses the benefits of diversity in the workplace, provides guidelines to interact with different personalities and cultures, and coaches staff on how to approach diverse people with inclusion and respect.


Employment Preparation

Cost: $118

Complete a job search, prepare employment documents (cover letter, resume, and reference sheet), and participate in interview activities specific to your field and targeted to help you interview successfully and ahieve employment.


Delivery method: Blended

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Evidence-Based Decision Making

Cost: Please see program-specific fees

Examine the importance of evidence-based decision making and its role within both public and private sector organizations. Explore the fundamental approaches to evidence-based decision making through case studies and literature from various professional disciplines.

Learn the components of an evidence-based methodology, including:

  • Where and how critical thinking skills fit in
  • What experimental designs are used to collect data
  • How statistics are used to provide strong evidence for decisions

Upon completion, you will be fully equipped to gather, organize, review, and evaluate the decision-making process.

Civic Governance and Innovation Certificate
Evidence-Based Decision Making course description
Civic Governance Program-specific fees


Delivery method: Online with no scheduled meeting times

Excel Level I

Cost: $340

Learn how to use MS Excel to create spreadsheets that include AutoSum, conditional formatting, formulas, and absolute addresses. Develop or edit spreadsheets using a variety of MS Excel attributes and fine-tune your new skills by creating charts. This course is designed for people with prior Excel experience. We encourage students with no such experience to take Excel Basics for the Office.

Students with credit for ABT 137 or RM 06 Spreadsheets: Excel will receive credit for this course provided software version is the same.


Delivery method: Online with scheduled meeting times

Jan 25–Feb 8 | 20274, 5 sessions, Tues, Thurs, 6:309:30 pm
Mar 16–30 | 20275, 5 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:309:30 pm

Delivery method: Blended

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

May 3–17 | 40183, 5 sessions, Tues, Thurs, 6:309:30 pm
In-person Thurs, online Tues

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
How to Start a Small Business

Cost: TBD

Explore the various options, considerations, and legal requirements involved in starting up a small business in BC, including business structures, business types, business planning, and other essential steps. The session covers the ins and outs of start-up costs, break-even analysis, financing, market share, and marketing strategy.


Microsoft Teams

Cost: $99

Right now, it’s more important than ever before to stay connected to your team. Many businesses have adopted Microsoft Teams – a collaboration platform that allows for persistent group and one-on-one chat, file sharing and collaboration, and team and project management.

Having an excellent team space is key to being able to make creative decisions and communicate effectively with one another.

In this two-hour course, you’ll learn how to:

  • schedule meetings and integrate with Outlook
  • collaborate with colleagues using chats and channels
  • use Bots to create surveys for your team
  • share files and screens
  • customize Teams to suit your needs

 If you are interested in customized, virtual MS Teams training for your team, contact us at continuingeducation@ufv.ca.


Contact continuingeducation@ufv.ca for availability.

Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

Cost: TBD

At the core of effective leadership is the understanding of who you are. Gain a deeper level of self-awareness and a greater understanding of what motivates others based on the MBTI® (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator). Through self-assessments, exercises, and skills practice, you develop a deeper understanding of yourself to reach your full potential and increase your leadership effectiveness.


Payroll Accounting

Cost: $560
Prerequisite: Bookkeeping Level I with B or better.

Learn to manage a payroll accounting system, with an emphasis on the calculation of earnings and deductions to conform to federal and provincial laws and accounting best practices. Find out how to complete forms required by law and the necessary accounting entries performed as part of basic payroll recordkeeping. This is a general course that is not specific to any one business.


Delivery method: Online with scheduled meeting times

Mar 21–Apr 27 | 20272, 11 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm
May 2–Jun 8 | 40039, 11 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm


Offered in Fall 2022 | dates to be announced

Project Management

Cost: $368

Project management is a fundamental skill in today's workplace. Learn the basics of good project management, planning considerations, and how to create reasonable, manageable project objectives. Explore ways of keeping your project on track. Learn how to manage information using Microsoft Project and develop Gantt charts, employee calendars, progress reports, and schedules. Examine how to manage multiple projects simultaneously to successfully navigate the demands of today's workplace.


QuickBooks Level I

Cost: $600
Prerequisite: Bookkeeping Level II with B or better.

Learn how to manage billing, estimates, collections, inventory management, and payroll using QuickBooks accounting software.

Students may take QuickBooks Level I and II instead of Computerized Accounting (Sage 50) Level I and II to complete the Bookkeeping for Small Business certificate. Students should be competent in computer skills before taking this course.


Delivery method: Online with scheduled meeting times

Mar 1 - 31 | 20279, 10 sessions, Tues, Thurs, 6:309:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
QuickBooks Level II

Cost: $560
Prerequisite: QuickBooks Level I with B or better.

Build on the skills you developed in QuickBooks Level I. Learn how to create and manage a new company, including company setup and payroll and inventory transactions.


Delivery method: Online with scheduled meeting times

Apr 5 - 26 | 20296, 7 sessions, Tues, Thurs, 6:309:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register

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