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The Career Program Pathways - Business is a single term full-time option designed to prepare you for the Business Administration Certificate or Diploma programs, any of the Health Administration Certificate programs, the Administrative Professional Certificate, or the Legal Assistant Diploma. Successful completion in all five courses would provide an alternate route for admission to the Bow Valley College Chiu School of Business programs and a reserved seat in the following intake.
You must take all four Term 1 courses and one advanced credit course relevant to your chosen Chiu School of Business career program.
- 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
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.
Advance credit for one of the following courses**Some Advance Credit courses maybe 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.
This course introduces the role of the Health Administrative Assistant and explores the concepts of basic needs, wellness, diversity, time management, communication and conflict resolution in the health care environment.
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.
Learners are introduced to concepts, terms, and theories which provide an understanding of the principles of management. Key functions of management, including planning, organizing, leading, and controlling, are addressed. The exploration of key functional areas assists learners in developing their own managerial practice. Learners are informed of the vital role a manager plays in an organization.
This course introduces various marketing concepts and practices. Topics include: market research, consumer motivation, buyer behaviour patterns, the industrial market, product planning and development, distribution channels, the price system, personal selling and advertising.
Business Administration Certificate
A dynamic career that can take you anywhere in the world. Learn the skills that are the backbone of today's businesses.
Learn the technical and interpersonal skills you need to be an effective administrative professional. You'll be ready to meet the demands of every business office.
Legal Assistant Diploma
Behind every good lawyer is a great assistant. Legal assistants are highly skilled administrators who work with lawyers on a wide variety of legal matters.
Medical Office Assistant
If you love helping others and have a knack for organization and detail, a career as a medical office assistant may be just what the doctor ordered.
Veterinary Office Assistant
If you enjoy spending your day with four-legged friends from the animal kingdom, then this 30-week Veterinary Office Assistant program could be for you.