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Apprentice to CEO- Entrepreneurial Skills for the Trades VENT 1824

Venture Development Centre Part-time Studies Course

Course details

Whether you’re an apprentice looking to the future, a journeyman who is looking to start their own business, or a trades person looking to become more valuable to their employer, Entrepreneurial skills for the trades will provide skills and insights to help build and maintain a successful trades business. What sets this apart from most "start your own business" courses is it’s strong emphasis on how to set up an operating system for your trades business. Topics such as invoicing, job tracking, estimating, finances, and safety programs will be a large component of the course, always keeping the focus on a trades business. Other topics include, how to set up a business (incorporation, proprietorship, partnership), business insurance, business taxes, introduction to financing sources, and an introduction to marketing your trades business.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$529.25 - $539.90 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2022

Below are two offerings of VENT 1824 for the Spring/Summer 2022 term.

CRN 66125

Duration

Mon Apr 04 - Sat Jun 25 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 66125
  • $529.25
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 04 - Jun 25 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Chad Flinn

Course outline

View

Cost

$529.25

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. Students are permitted to register up until the first week without approval. Please note that the lecture component for this course is asynchronous, not requiring you to meet each and every week at a specific time, however, there will be specific timelines for assignments and exams. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Please check the following link to ensure you meet the computer requirements for the class. www.bcit.ca/files/business/pdf/bcit-sobm-byod.pdf Course content, type and quality of assignments, and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. To be successful in this online course, plan to spend 7-10 hours per week on your studies, or more if it’s a condensed course, starting Week 1. Important course information will be sent to your myBCIT account prior to your course start date.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

CRN 68206

Duration

Mon Apr 04 - Sat Jun 25 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 68206
  • $529.25
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 04 - Jun 25 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Chad Flinn

Course outline

View

Cost

$529.25

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. Please note that the lecture component for this course is asynchronous, not requiring you to meet each and every week at a specific time, however, there will be specific timelines for assignments and exams. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Please check the following link to ensure you meet the computer requirements for the class. www.bcit.ca/files/business/pdf/bcit-sobm-byod.pdf Course content, type and quality of assignments, and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. To be successful in this online course, plan to spend 7-10 hours per week on your studies, or more if it’s a condensed course, starting Week 1. Important course information will be sent to your myBCIT account prior to your course start date.
Status

In Progress and Full

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Fall 2022

Below are two offerings of VENT 1824 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 44135

Duration

Thu Sep 08 - Thu Nov 24 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 44135
  • $539.90
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Nov 24 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$539.90

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. There is no textbook for this course. This is not a self-paced course – it is online synchronous delivery. You will be expected to be available and online on the posted days and times shown on your registration schedule. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Please check the following link to ensure you meet the computer requirements for the class. www.bcit.ca/files/business/pdf/bcit-sobm-byod.pdf Course content, type and quality of assignments, and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. To be successful in this online course, plan to spend 7-10 hours per week on your studies, or more if it’s a condensed course, starting Week 1. Important course information will be sent to your myBCIT account prior to your course start date.
Status

Sneak Preview

This section is only available for registration starting Wed May 25, 2022 at 9:00 am (PDT)

CRN 48536

Duration

Thu Sep 08 - Thu Nov 24 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 48536
  • $539.90
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Nov 24 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$539.90

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. There is no textbook for this course. This is not a self-paced course – it is online synchronous delivery. You will be expected to be available and online on the posted days and times shown on your registration schedule. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Please check the following link to ensure you meet the computer requirements for the class. www.bcit.ca/files/business/pdf/bcit-sobm-byod.pdf Course content, type and quality of assignments, and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. To be successful in this online course, plan to spend 7-10 hours per week on your studies, or more if it’s a condensed course, starting Week 1. Important course information will be sent to your myBCIT account prior to your course start date. No class held on September 30th - Day for Truth and Reconciliation & November 11th - Remembrance Day.
Status

Sneak Preview

This section is only available for registration starting Wed May 25, 2022 at 9:00 am (PDT)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Research their field in order to make decisions regarding rates, services and competition for their business.
  • Create and implement an operating system for their business that will help with invoicing, job tracking, estimating, and safety protocols.
  • Formulate and implement a marketing plan for their trades business.
  • Understand the financial and legal aspects of starting a business in the trades.
  • Create a presentation on their operating structure for their business idea.

Effective as of Winter 2017

Related Programs

Apprentice to CEO- Entrepreneurial Skills for the Trades (VENT 1824) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Coast Capital Savings Entrepreneurial Program
    Statement of Completion Part-time

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