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Title Name Delivery
YMCR 1160

 Accounting on the Microcomputer - Quickbooks

Credits: 0
Students use the Quickbooks Accounting for Windows software in this 28-hour course. The major emphasis throughout the course is on the development and effective use of software in the preparation and presentation of accounting records as they pertain to business. This is a very intense, production-oriented course. Students must be prepared to devote extra time outside the regularly scheduled lesson and lab-time to get the most out of the course and to complete all course requirements to acceptable standards. This course is not intended to train students in accounting principles.

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YMCR 1300

 Introduction to Desktop Publishing - Publisher 2000

Credits: 0
Electronic desktop publishing is fast becoming a function of the business environment. There are a variety of programs that are available and that vary in sophistication. With desktop publishing programs anybody can create professional documents, such as cards, posters, advertisements, newsletters, logos, brochures, and booklets. This course provides an opportunity for students to explore the field of desktop publishing, not only in the production of basic business documentation but also in the production of documentation for the World Wide Web. Although students may not be at an expert level upon completion of this course, students develop a strong foundation of skills upon which to build in desktop publishing.

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YMCR 5030

 The Operating System (Windows 98)

Credits: 0
A solid understanding of a computer's operating system is essential to using a microcomputer effectively. Students are introduced to operating systems at a fundamental level required for using an IBM or compatible microcomputer. Students learn the concepts of the DOS/WIndows operating system, in preparation for further learning, and to manage a computer system. THIS COURSE IS A PREREQUISITE COURSE for all other Certificate Program courses. Students taking this and further courses should have basic typing skills to complete this course successfully.

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YMCR 5140

 Spreadsheets on the Microcomputer - Excel

Credits: 0
Students create and format spreadsheets to analyze and share information, and to make informed decisions. This course offers an introduction to basic spreadsheet concepts (basics, file management, ranges, sorting, columns and rows) using Excel. These concepts include Excel's built-in functions (moving and copying data; formatting a worksheet; printing worksheets; functions and formulas (AutoSum, Inserting functions, Aver, Min and Max functions); referencing and absolutes (consolidating data with 3D references, now and today functions, absolute referencing); charts (creating a chart, selecting, moving, sizing and deleting chart items, preview and printing charts); and advanced built-in functions in Excel (financial function, using range names, split screens and freeze pane, working with clip art).

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YMCR 5150

 Simply Accounting for Windows

Credits: 0
This course is intended to teach the fundamental features and concepts of the Simply Accounting software program. Students are able to design, establish, and manage an accounting system for a small business. This is a very intense, production-oriented course; students must be prepared to devote extra time outside the regularly scheduled lesson and laboratory work to get the most out of the course and to complete all course requirements to acceptable standards. This course is not intended to teach accounting principles. Basic bookkeeping knowledge is necessary for maximum benefit from this course.

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YMCR 5160

 Database Management on the Microcomputer (Access 2000)

Credits: 0
This This 28-hour course is designed for students wishing to gain a basic understanding of a relational database software program. Students learn the basic concepts of database structure and design by creating a working model. The course concentrates on the concepts of a database while using the Microsoft Access database for Windows. You should be prepared to devote additionalhours of non-class time to exercises and project work.

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YMCR 5250

 Windows '98 - Intermediate

Credits: 0
This course is designed to teach students who have a good basic knowlege of computing the necessary skills to manage the operating environment of the computer, not only as a stand-alone computer, bur also a group of computers connected via a network system. Students will learn to manage and customize the working and operating environment on the computer and resolve many of the frustrations experienced by the average computer user. This course is especially applicable to anyone involved in office management where computers are used.

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YMCR 5350

 Word Processing on the Micro (Word 2000)

Credits: 0
Students are instructed in Microsoft Word for Windows. In this 28-hour course, students learn to create, edit, and search documents, as well as use many additional extended features available in Word. Students should be prepared to devote additional non-class hours to exercises and project work.
Note: Knowledge of the standard keyboard is necessary for maximum benefit

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YMCR 6150

 Professional Presentations

Credits: 0
Students learn how to communicate with power to get attention, to persuade others to act, and to present ideas in a meaningful, memorable, and captivating format. Moreover, students discover that how ideas are presented is as important as the ideas themselves. Therefore, the goal of this course is to develop the skills and techniques required to create presentations using the Microsoft PowerPoint presentation program. PowerPoint is a graphic software program that is used to make a professional presentation quickly and easily. Students rapidly learn techniques to make effective overheads for business presentations or teaching purposes, slides for business meetings, and on-screen presentations for mall demonstrations. With PowerPoint's consistency in design, colour, layout, and templates, ideas are presented creatively and effectively.

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YMCR 6160

 Intermediate Database - Access '97

Credits: 0
Students are introduced to advanced features of Microsoft Access. Among the topics discussed are setting relationships between multiple tables, using advanced reporting features, and writing Visual Basic code. Topic-specific exercises, as well as an integrated project, assist students in learning to implement the tools learned in this course. This is an intense course. Students should be prepared to devote additional non-class time to get maximum benefit from this course.

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YMSS 1010

 Management Skills for Supervisors 1

Credits: 0
This course is the first of a three-part certificate program: Management Skills for Supervisors. Managers are offered hands-on training and experience to equip them with the necessary skills and tools required to be an effective manager. Topics include communicating effectively and persuasively in a team environment; recognizing a win-lose situation; handling job-related problems; giving effective feedback; enhancing interviewing techniques, workplace rumours; conducting a coaching session; making quality decisions; improving relationships; and building consensus.

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YMSS 1020

 Management Skills for Supervisors 2

Credits: 0
This course is the second of a three-part certificate program: Management Skills for Supervisors. Managers are offered hands-on training and experience to equip them with the necessary skills and tools required to be an effective manager. Topics include motivating employees; appropriate, adaptable, and flexible leadership styles; analyzing working groups and effective teams; strategies for productive and participatory meetings; coping with power shifts in organizations; and handling job-related stress.

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YMSS 1030

 Management Skills for Supervisors 3

Credits: 0
This course is the third of a three-part certificate program: Management Skills for Supervisors. Managers are offered hands-on training and experience to equip them with the necessary skills and tools required to be an effective manager. Topics include comprehensive and flexible analysis for employee performance, appraisal, and interviews; orientation procedures to inform and motivate; guiding a team through a change process; breaking down tasks and job descriptions; identifying and eliminating time-wasters; delegating effectively; job training systems to ensure success; and recognizing harassment in the workplace.

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YMSS 1040

 Advanced Management Skills

Credits: 0
This three-day workshop is designed for managers who have taken the certificate Management Skills for Supervisors program or an equivalent supervisor training course. Topics include navigating the perfect labour storm; the multi-generational workforce; attracting and recruiting great talent; creating a culture of engagement; communicating for success; coaching that engages; understanding conflict; and change management for leaders.

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