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Apprentice to CEO- Entrepreneurial Skills for the Trades VENT 1824

Venture Development Centre 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

$539.90

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below are three offerings of VENT 1824 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 85284

Duration

Tue Jan 10 - Tue Mar 28 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 85284
  • $539.90
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Mar 28 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Instructor

Chad Flinn

Course outline

View

Cost

$539.90

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. This is not a self-paced course. 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. 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 for 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 back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

CRN 89616

Duration

Tue Jan 10 - Tue Mar 28 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 89616
  • $539.90
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Mar 28 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Instructor

Chad Flinn

Course outline

View

Cost

$539.90

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. This is not a self-paced course. 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. 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 for 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 back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

CRN 90788

Duration

Tue Jan 10 - Tue Mar 28 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 90788
  • $539.90
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Mar 28 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Chad Flinn

Course outline

View

Cost

$539.90

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. This is not a self-paced course. 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. 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 for 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 back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

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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