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We will post the next available intake of this program when applications open for it.
Join us for engaging, hands-on courses where you will learn the high school math and communication skills that you need to succeed.
With a small group of classmates in a face-to-face program, you’ll be taking upgrading courses that have been specifically designed to help you start thinking like a business student. At the same time, you will take a post-secondary course for credit in your chosen business diploma or certificate program. In this advanced-credit course, you will interact with current Chiu School of Business students, meet business instructors and get a head start on the business knowledge and skills you need.
This pathway can connect you to any of the following Chiu School of Business programs: Business Administration Certificate or Diploma programs, Health Administration Certificate programs, the Administrative Professional Certificate, or the Legal Assistant Diploma.
Alberta Works funding is available to eligible learners.
- Credit in English Language Arts 20-1 or 65% in English Language Arts 20-2
- 65% in Math 10C
- Successful completion of the General Educational Development (GED) test with a standard score of 500 in Language Arts: Reading and Writing and a standard score of 480 in Math.
- Satisfactory results on the Bow Valley College Admission/Placement test
Note: Non-Canadian transcript holders must write the placement test.
English language proficiency requirements
In addition to the academic requirements listed above, applicants whose first language is not English would need to meet one of the following English language proficiency requirements:
- IELTS Academic - 6 with a minimum band score of 5.5
- TOEFL - 83
- Academic English 2 (Bow Valley College course) with a minimum of Grade B-
- CLB (Canadian Language Benchmarks) - 8 in each strand
This course provides learners with an introduction to communication in the workplace with an emphasis on written communication. Learners will be provided with the opportunity to practice and develop their skills-with a focus on purpose, tone, and audience-through the use of authentic resources and situations found in the workplace.
Online Learning and Business Applications is a blended course that will prepare learners to be successful in an online learning environment. The Online Learning component will be presented through an online delivery mode. The Business Applications component will introduce learners to using Microsoft Office programs Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to create business documents and present information in a workplace environment.
This course will ensure successful students will demonstrate number sense by competently performing, interpreting, and communicating foundational business mathematics.
This course provides learners with an overview of business in a Canadian context through the development of research, presentation, and teamwork skills. Learners will be introduced to and practice research skills including using library databases, and proper use and purpose of citation. Learners will have the opportunity to practice communication skills through the use of authentic resources and situations found in the work place.
Advanced credit for one of the following courses(may be available online only)
This course focuses on records management and organizational structure in the Canadian office setting. Learners explore strategies for adapting to the office culture with emphasis on professional work relationships, understanding employer expectations and managing time effectively in the workplace.
Learners examine interdisciplinary roles and responsibilities needed to be successful in an administrative support role within healthcare. Through an exploration of wellness, time management, communication, and diversity, learners apply strategies to enhance personal attributes and interpersonal relationships in the workplace.
This course provides a summary of the fundamental aspects of the Canadian legal system, and the role of legal assistants in that system. Principles of tort, contract, and employment law are also introduced.
This course introduces learners to the multifaceted roles of managers within an organization through theory and practical application. While analyzing and critically reflecting on the functions of management, learners have the opportunity to connect key concepts with their own professional practice. Topics such as strategic planning, organizational structure and design, leadership, motivation, controls, and team dynamics are examined.
Learners are introduced to concepts aimed at providing a solid foundation of marketing principles and the role marketing plays in business. Emphasizing a holistic approach, learners have the opportunity to analyze and apply the marketing mix. Key concepts include product, price, placement, and promotion (4Ps), the Integrated Marketing Communications Mix (IMC), market research, and consumer behaviour.
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