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VENT 1824 - Apprentice to CEO- Entrepreneurial Skills for the Trades

Venture Development Centre Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

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.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$529.25 - $566.08 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2021

Below are two offerings of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 44135

Thu Sep 09 - Thu Dec 02 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 09 - Dec 02 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Online

Instructor

Chad Flinn

Course Outline

Cost

$566.08

Notes

  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. https://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.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress and Full

CRN 48536

Thu Sep 09 - Thu Dec 02 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 09 - Dec 02 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Online

Instructor

Chad Flinn

Course Outline

Cost

$566.08

Notes

  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. https://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.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

Winter 2022

Below are two offerings of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 85284

Tue Jan 11 - Tue Mar 22 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 11 - Mar 22 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Online

Instructor

Chad Flinn

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$529.25

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. 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.

This course offering is full. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Full

CRN 89616

Tue Jan 11 - Tue Mar 22 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 11 - Mar 22 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Online

Instructor

Chad Flinn

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$529.25

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. 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. https://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.

This course offering is full. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Full

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

VENT 1824 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

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

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