PART-TIME | STEINBACH CAMPUS BUSMP-CT Business, Accounting & Management

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Overview

Description
This comprehensive program develops skills in core areas of business and provides you with up-to-date training in computers, accounting, business writing and human resource management. After completion of all required course work, you will finish your program with a three-week work placement with a local employer, where you will gain valuable hands-on experience in a business environment.  On completion of the program, you will be ready for employment in a business/accounting environment.

Admission Requirements

Regular Admission Requirements
To apply under the regular admission requirements, you must have your Manitoba Grade 12.
 
Special Admission Requirements
If you are 19 years of age or older on or before September 30 in your year of registration, have been out of high school for a minimum of one year, and you do not meet the regular admission requirements, you may apply under the special admission requirements.

 

 

Program Outline

You must successfully complete the following core courses, two workshops and workplace practicum to earn a certificate.

Core Courses:

  • ACCT-1014 QuickBooks
  • ACCT-1071 Accounting Fundamentals
  • ACCT-1088 Simply Accounting
  • ADMN-1010 Introduction to Canadian Business
  • BUSA-1082 Office Professionalism
  • COMM-1173 Communication Strategies
  • COMM-1424 Effective Speaking Skills
  • COMM-2174 Communication for Business
  • COMP-1255 Business Applications
  • HUMR-1007 Payroll and Taxable Benefits
  • HUMR-1064 Human Resource Management
  • MATH-1078 Business Mathematics
  • MRKT-1017 Marketing Foundations
  • PDEV-1985 Team Building/Work Habits for Success
  • PRAC-1048 Workplace Practicum
  • SEMR-9096 Conflict Resolution

Electives:

  • PDEV-1947 Exceptional Customer Service
  • SAFE-1260 Workplace Safety and Health
  • SEMR-9106 Negotiating Skills
  • SEMR-9115 Managing Change


Courses and Descriptions

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
ACCT-1014QuickBooks
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This course is designed for new users or users with limited experience.  Topics covered will include:  setting up a new company file, working with bank and credit card accounts, creating invoices, receiving payments, entering and paying bills, recording inventory, setting up petty cash, tracking profit and expenses, customizing invoices and reports, running reports, accounting for NSF cheques, setting up payroll, condensing company files, integrating MS Word and Excel, setting up multiple users and security, and more. Please bring a flash drive to class. Recommended:  Computers – Intro or a good working knowledge of computers.

 

ACCT-1071Accounting FundamentalsRPL
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In this course, the student will be introduced to fundamental accounting principles, concepts and techniques. This course will focus on double-entry bookkeeping and the preparation of financial statements focusing on sole proprietorship. Period end processes, such as adjusting accounts and the closing process are also discussed. The result is a complete presentation of the accounting cycle for service and merchandise businesses. Throughout the course, interpreting financial statements from a non-accounting manager perspective will be included.


ACCT-1088Simply Accounting (PC)
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By using Sage 50 software, you will develop an understanding on how to enter business transactions into the general ledger, prepare and adjust entries, and print out financial statements. Sage 50 is used for accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and inventory.

Prerequisites:
ADMN-1001Introduction to Canadian Business
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This course is designed to introduce students to the complexities of the Canadian business environment. Exposure to business frameworks, accounting, finance, marketing, management, human resource management and operations management will be provided. Special emphasis is placed on small business; the driver of the economy and creator of most new jobs. The course will include case studies, applications, and analyses of Canadian businesses.

BUSA-1082Office ProfessionalismRPL
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This course focuses on professional role expectations in the workplace.  These skills are considered to be essential requirements for today’s workforce.  Employees need skills training to be adaptable and capable of meeting the challenges of change in today’s economy, advances in technology, and changes in the way that work is organized.  Students are taught presentation, teamwork, communication, goal setting, and other employable skills.  Students will develop knowledge and skills related to interpersonal image, conflict management, confidentiality, accountability, job search, interviews, and interpersonal communication.

COMM-1173Communication StrategiesRPL
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Everyone communicates, but are they doing it well? Communicative competence takes practice and self-awareness. By developing their communication skills, the student will improve their interpersonal ability, intercultural competence, and digital fluency to prepare the student for success in the workplace. In Communication Strategies, the student will learn through discovery and project-based activities to practice approaching situations critically and collaboratively. The strategies the student will gain in this course will be useful throughout their program and in their chosen industry.

COMM-1424Effective Speaking Skills
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Hold your audience's attention while you speak; whether it is one-on-one with peers or clients, or in a group setting. This interactive workshop (including role-playing and public speaking exercises) will enable you to get your point across clearly and enthusiastically in a variety of situations, enabling you to create a professional and effective business image.

COMM-2174Communication for Business
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Do you trust your own judgement? Can you make decisions confidently, give feedback constructively, and handle disagreements professionally? Your ability to successfully work in the business sector requires strong communicative competence.

In this Communication for Business course, the student will continue to develop their communicative competence by collaborating with their peers to manage and present information in oral and written form, demonstrate active listening, and practice negotiation/persuasion strategies in a business context (marketing, sales, and customer service).

Prerequisites:
COMP-1238Word 2016
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Learn the basics of word processing along with some advanced Word 2016 features. Skill areas covered will include: basic word processing, formatting and editing; inserting and customizing pictures and graphics; formatting for multiple page documents; utilizing wizards and templates; adding charts, tables, columns, and mail merging for letters, envelopes and labels.

If you are taking courses by distance delivery, you must have access to a computer with the appropriate Microsoft Office software.

* This class is recommended for students with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Windows. Students who need to upgrade their computer skills prior to taking this class should take Computers - Intro (Comp-1081)

COMP-1255Business ApplicationsRPL
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This course is offered in a blended format featuring online content with in class workshops on current topics in computing. This is a hands-on course where the student will develop skills in the use of Windows, Word, and PowerPoint, advanced skills in Excel and exposure to relational databases. A final project integrates these applications.

HUMR-1007Payroll and Taxable Benefits
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Acquire knowledge of payrolls, earnings and deductions, methods of payment, employment standards and termination of employees. Learn about government remittances, allowances, taxable benefits, employer levies and government reporting.

HUMR-1064Human Resource ManagementRPL
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This course introduces the student to the comprehensive responsibilities of Human Resource Management in today’s evolving and diverse business environment. The student will learn how Human Resource Managers apply best practices, provide value, manage the global marketplace, and oversee talent in the workplace. Specific emphasis will be placed on the topics of recruitment, job analysis, legal compliance, human capital, training, performance management, and building and maintaining stakeholder relationships.

MATH-1078Business Mathematics
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This foundational course demonstrates the importance of mathematics in today’s business environment. Through a modular design, the student will explore the terminology, characteristics, and calculations of business measures as they relate to general business skills, accounting, human resource management, logistics, marketing, and financial services

MRKT-1017Marketing Foundations
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This course focuses on the high level role that marketing plays in strategic planning and organizational management. This course takes a student-centred approach to the current customer-focused marketing landscape in today’s digital and global world. The student will gain an in depth understanding of the marketing mix and the impact these elements have on the marketing process. The student will apply the broad framework of market segmentation using the concepts of segmentation, targeting and positioning (STP). The student will segment a market by organizing the market into groups, use targeting to send a message to potential segments, and use positioning to identify how customers view a product or service.

PDEV-1947Exceptional Customer Service
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Attracting customers and keeping them: these are the goals of quality customer service. This workshop looks at who your customers are, what their needs are and how your business can satisfy those needs. Topics covered include internal and external customers/clients, top customer turn-offs, customer/clients with special needs and customers with problems.

PDEV-1985Team Building/Work Habits for Success
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Analyze yourself and others in order to see what each individual brings to the team, and discover why there is no “I” in “Team”. Re-energize the team, and make yours a winning team! Topics include how teams work, building a team attitude among your employees and learning how to deal with internal conflict to achieve “win-win” results.

 

PRAC-1048Workplace Practicum
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Upon completion of classroom work, students will be placed with a host organization for three weeks of on-the-job training.  This will familiarize students with the routines of a business office.

 

SAFE-1260Workplace Safety and Health
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This workshop will provide a basic introduction to workplace health and safety regulations. Discover the rights and responsibilities of employees and the responsibilities of employers and supervisors in complying with safety and health legislation. Learn to identify unsafe working practices and places and how to promote safety in your organization.

SEMR-9096Conflict Resolution
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We can expect to face conflict situations whenever we spend time with others; conflict gets resolved whether the situation is to our liking or not. This conflict resolution workshop addresses the interpersonal scope for such activity so that you can resolve your conflicts with others in a stable and safe environment, while still maintaining your own dignity. Topics include: safety procedures, how to maintain control of a situation, defusing techniques, how to listen and ask questions, mediation, and how to come to an eventual agreement.

SEMR-9106Negotiating Skills
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Explore the principles and practice of skilled negotiations. Learn to assess various negotiation situations and apply principles to arrive at an acceptable solution. Note: you will learn through a combination of lectures, discussion and group exercises.

SEMR-9115Managing Change
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Begin to understand the change management process, how to assess an organization’s readiness to implement change, and build the commitment to change. In this workshop, work through strategies to “make change stick”, cover create and implement change strategies, and learn to assess and evaluate the success of change strategies through lessons from the field.


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Course Dates and Fees

2024 Fall Term
HUMR-1007 Payroll and Taxable Benefitsmore info
Location: Portage La Prairie Campus
DatesClass DaysTimeDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Sep 03, 24 - Nov 26, 24Tu5:30PM - 8:30PMC. Soholt259127$505
Location: Portage La Prairie Campus
Dates
Sep 03, 24 - Nov 26, 24
Class days
Tu
5:30PM - 8:30PM
Delivery
Instructor
C. Soholt
Section
259127
Cost
$505
ACCT-1088 Simply Accounting (PC)more info
Location: Portage La Prairie Campus
DatesClass DaysTimeDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Sep 05, 24 - Dec 19, 24Th5:30PM - 8:30PMC. Soholt259141$629
Location: Portage La Prairie Campus
Dates
Sep 05, 24 - Dec 19, 24
Class days
Th
5:30PM - 8:30PM
Delivery
Instructor
C. Soholt
Section
259141
Cost
$629

CO-OP/Practicum Information

You are eligible for practicum after successfully completing all theory courses.

Computer/Laptop Requirements

Online learning is a critical component of course delivery in all Red River College programs. To ensure each student has the tools they need to achieve their academic goals, all Red River College students require, at minimum:

1.  Off-campus access to a current computer with a webcam

2.  A high speed internet connection

• Recommended minimum speed: 10 mbps for download, 3 mbps for upload
• Slower internet connection speeds may result in audio and video issues. Please keep in mind that if others in your home are using the same internet connection at the same time as you are, you may also experience audio and video issues.
• Please refer to https://www.rrc.ca/studentcomputing for further information on Computer Requirements for Students.


Please note that any anticipated costs are not included in Books and Supplies estimates.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit www.rrc.ca/rpl.

Graduation Requirements

You must complete your part-time program within four years from the start of the first course in the program, unless otherwise stated in the program outline.You will not be granted more than 75% of your credit requirements for graduation through transfer of credit.

When you have successfully completed all the required courses in this program, be sure to apply for your certificate. For complete details and forms, see http://www.rrc.mb.ca/index.php?pid=2496

Questions about graduation? Please call 204-694-1789 or 1-866-242-7073 for assistance.

Graduation with Honours
If you obtain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.8 or better for the program, you will graduate with honours. If you fail any course in the program, you will not be eligible for this honours designation.

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