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Applied & natural sciences
CESA 1130 – High-Efficiency Lighting 1: Technology and Design
This course introduces participants to new developments in lighting technology and principles of energy efficient lighting.
CESA 0158 – Introduction to Photovoltaics
This course introduces photovoltaic system equipment such as photovoltaic modules, batteries, inverters and charge controllers.
Business & media
FMGT 1100 – Accounting 1
For individuals with little or no accounting background, this course covers the full accounting cycle.
FMGT 1152 – Accounting for the Manager
This course covers the accounting function and the services it provides to the manager.
FMGT 1810 – Personal Financial Planning 1
This course is an introduction to personal financial planning.
BCST 1162 – Basics of Single Camera Shooting
This course offers the basic knowledge of a video camera, lens, shooting, recording, sound, lighting, video-editing and the preliminary fundamentals of ENG/EFP camerawork in news and location production.
BCST 1170 – Broadcast Journalism Introduction
This course covers news operations in the broadcast industry, including basic reporting techniques, writing and presentation of radio and television news, newsroom operations, methods and practices, editing, line-up and content of news stories.
BCST 1073 – Digital Brand Storytelling
Build your brand in the digital sphere with this dynamic course exploring digital interactive storytelling with social media.
BSYS 1001 – Business Information Systems 1
This course explores Office 2010 and introduces basic business software including MS Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, and the Internet.
OPMT 1110 – Business Mathematics
This course reviews basic mathematics applicable to business and industry.
ECON 2100 – Microeconomics
This course investigates economic analysis, focusing on fundamentals of markets, supply and demand, consumer and producer behaviour, and monopoly and competition.
ORGB 1105 – Organizational Behavior
This course presents the study of factors that either influence or are influenced by people at work.
MKTG 1102 – Essentials of Marketing
This course provides an overview of the marketing concept and how it can be applied to any type of organization or service.
MKTG 1120 – Event Planning
This projects-based course focuses on the event industry, and fundamental components of planning and executing events.
MKTG 1019 – Media Relations
This course covers the basic media process; developing media strategy; news room realities; packaging your message; the media as messenger, interview techniques and critiques; and crisis communications.
MKTG 1352 – Digital Marketing
The focus of this course will be to provide the student with e-Marketing techniques and strategies that can help any forward-thinking organization be competitive in today’s business environment.
MDIA 1044 – Design Principles Fastrack
This course focuses on creative design for effective visual pieces of communication for both the web and print media.
MDIA 1040 – Graphics 1
Learn fundamental graphic design techniques that are necessary for production of projects for both the print media and multimedia/webpage design.
MDIA 1099 – Photography
This course covers basic photography concepts.
APIC 1161 – Basics of Supply Chain – CPIM Part 1
This course covers the basic concepts of managing the flow of materials and information in a supply chain from suppliers to customers.
COMM 1103 – Introduction to Business and Technical Communication
This course teaches practical business communication techniques for planning, organizing, selecting, writing, and presenting information in business or industry.
OPMT 1198 – Operations Management Fundamentals
This course covers the importance of managing operations across all industries by presenting the fundamentals in productivity improvement based on a systematic, scientific problem solving methods.
COMP 1002 – Applied Computer Concepts
Find out how a Personal Computer (PC) works, install software, and apply best practices in networked environments. Become a Microsoft Windows 10 power user. Practice file and disk management, system configuration, data backup, and troubleshooting. Manage security, malware, and firewalls. COMP 1002 or equivalent knowledge is the prerequisite for all other courses in Computing PTS.
COMP 1516 – Programming Fundamentals with Python
Use Python to write simple programs, incorporate variables and expressions. After an introduction to programming concepts, practice how to design, implement, test, and debug simple programs that use data structures, data modelling, constructs, lists, strings, sets and maps. COMP 1516 is the starting point for all other programming courses in Computing PTS.
COMP 1630 – Relational Database Design and SQL
Find out how databases work and use the tools and processes for data modeling, database design, entity relationships, and basic security. After an introduction to database fundamentals, practice the use of the Structured Query Language (SQL) to define and manipulate data. COMP 1630 is the starting point for all other database, analytics, and Business Intelligence courses in Computing PTS.
COMP 1850 – Introduction to Web Development
Hand code web pages with HTML5 and style content with CSS3. After an introduction to web development techniques, learn how to use interface design concepts, flexbox, and grid to practice information architecture and use web forms to build modern, mobile-first responsive websites. COMP 1850 is the starting point for all other web courses in Computing PTS.
BHSC 0012 – Biology 12 Challenge Exam
The Biology 12 Challenge Exam addresses topics related to the general principles of human body structure and function based on the British Columbia Biology 12 Curriculum.
BHSC 0020 – Anatomy and Physiology Challenge Exam
Exam addresses topics related to the fundamentals of human body structure and function based on curriculum of 6-credits of post-secondary anatomy and physiology course(s).
BHSC 0110 – Foundational Human Anatomy and Physiology
This course builds upon the biology knowledge students acquire in grade 12 and bridges that knowledge to the level of post-secondary human anatomy and physiology.
BHSC 1023 – Introduction to Microbiology
This introductory course covers the basic concepts of microbiology with emphasis on microorganisms of medical and health significance.
PSYC 1101 – Introduction to Psychology 1
This university-transferable course is the first of two introductory psychology courses focusing on the psychologist’s approach to theories, problems and issues in contemporary psychology.
PSYC 1102 – Introduction to Psychology 2
This university-transferable course is the second of two introductory psychology courses focusing on the psychologist’s approach to theories, problems and issues in contemporary psychology.
ACES 0011 – Basic Trades Math
This course covers whole numbers, fractions, decimals and direct measurement.
ACES 0013 – Craft Trades Math
This course covers geometry, formulas, and problem-solving relating to various trade applications including metal fabrication, piping, construction, automotive and aircraft-related trades.
ACES 0012 – Intermediate Trades Math
This course covers ratio, proportion, percent, precision measurement, signed numbers, roots and exponents.
ACES 0014 – Technical Trades Math
This course covers advanced precision through applications in trigonometry and non-linear equations relating to various trade applications including machinist, power and process, refrigeration, and electrical/electronics-related trades.