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Business Administration Professional Management - Diploma

Program at a Glance
Length
2 years
Accreditation
Diploma
Delivery Mode
On Campus
Campus
Castlegar
Intake Dates
Fall
Winter
Spring
Contacts
    Overview

    Advancement with Professional Management

    Today’s professional managers perform delicate balancing acts of planning, organizing, directing and monitoring to achieve their company’s fullest potential. Business Administration Professional Management teaches you how to master these concepts and advance your career to maximize your salary earning potential.

    This concentration provides students with the tools to function competently in the management environment. Graduates develop skills in physical resource and operations management, marketing, sales, financial systems, human resource management and strategic management. A number of credits extend to professional designations.

    Leadership Delivers

    Our well-balanced curricula of business management fundamentals trains you to successfully lead your team and deliver measurable workplace results. With a focus on essential professional management knowledge and skills, we train you for successful careers in:

    • Marketing and sales
    • Human resource management
    • Operations management
    • Financial systems
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Project management

    Common first-year courses must be completed before moving into second-year courses. For first-year courses and admission requirements, see Business Administration.

    A photo of alum Mitch Rosko smiling
    This program provided me with real-world lessons. I was able to meet folks from all corners of Canada and even made friends from across the globe and those friendships are still going strong today.
    Mitch Rosko, Business Administration Professional Management
    Program Outcomes

    Upon successful completion of this program, learners will be able to:

     

    1. Explain and apply terms, concepts, and theories relevant to Canadian business

    2. Communicate effectively in various formats to a variety of stakeholders

    3. Demonstrate management thinking and problem-solving at the foundational level

    4. Use a range of contemporary digital technologies effectively

    5. Apply multi-stakeholder perspectives in decision-making

    In addition to meeting the general entrance requirements for admission to Selkirk College, applicants must meet the following Business Administration requirements:

    • English Studies 12 or equivalent with a minimum of 60% or higher required. For international applicants, IELTS 6.0 overall band score with no band below 5.5, or equivalent on other internationally recognized English Language Proficiency Tests.
    • Any Math 11 with a minimum of 60%. Note that students who may pursue a university degree in Business should complete a pre-calculus course.
    Additional Requirements

    The deadline for receiving required documentation is stated in the student’s admissions letter.

    An interview (in person or by telephone) with the program advisor may be required before entry to the program.

    Students are required to complete an orientation at the beginning of the program.

    Where space permits, students may be admitted up to the end of the first week of the semester.

    The program may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis.

    Graduation and Promotion

    In order to receive your credential in your program, you must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00.

    Term 1

    ADMN 170 Introduction to Business is a course that introduces students to the management and operation of business, including the principles, concepts, ideas and tools used by managers. In addition, the course exposes students to international and local business issues, and to large companies as well as to smaller, entrepreneurial firms. This course also provides an introduction to Career exploration and preparation

    Prerequisites
    Program admission requirements.
    Credits
    3.00

    COMM 240 Financial Accounting I is an introductory course in accounting from the basic accounting equation to the preparation of the income statement, statement of owner's equity and balance sheet. This course covers merchandise operations, valuation and control of cash, temporary investments and receivables, inventories and cost of goods sold, principles of internal control and capital assets. Includes important accounting principles and concepts as well as the classification of accounts. The use of special journals, worksheets and computerized accounting is also covered.

    Prerequisites
    Program admission requirements.
    Credits
    3.00

    ECON 106: Principles of Macroeconomics covers: national income accounts, national income determination model, monetary system, monetary and fiscal policy, problems with the Macro System, inflation, unemployment, etc.; international trade - balance of payments, exchange rates, capital flows.

    Prerequisites
    English Studies 12 or equivalent with a minimum of 60%
    Corequisites
    None
    Credits
    3.00

    MATH 125 Business Mathematics is intended for first year students enrolled in the Business Administration program. It stresses the mathematics required in financial processes. The course starts with a review of basic arithmetic and algebra. With these skills the student will solve several practical business problems. Topics include (but are not limited to) ratio and proportion, merchandising, break-even analysis, simple interest and promissory notes, compound interest and effective rates, equivalent payment streams, simple and general annuities, annuities due and deferred annuities, amortization of loans and payment schedules.

    Prerequisites
    Any Math 11, or equivalent with a minimum of 60%
    Credits
    3.00
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    MATH 140 Calculus I for Social Sciences is an introductory course in calculus designed to provide students majoring in business, the life sciences or the social sciences with the necessary mathematical background for further study in these areas. The course includes functions, limits, the derivative and its application, anti-differentiation and the indefinite integral and an introduction to differential equations.
    Prerequisites
    Pre-calculus 12, or equivalent with a minimum of 60%
    Credits
    3.00

    TWC 164 Business Communications I is an introduction to the fundamentals of effective written business communication and their application to workplace communication. Additionally, students will solidify and advance their skills in researching and presenting ideas and reports.

    Prerequisites
    NOTE: PGBM students must complete BUS 300 or BUS 301 with a minimum of 68%, before taking this course. No prerequisites required in other programs.
    Credits
    3.00
    or

    ENGL 110 College Composition is about thinking and writing. You will learn how to develop and express informed opinions on issues that matter. You will also learn about research, editing, and expository and persuasive academic writing forms.

    Prerequisites
    English Studies 12, or equivalent with a minimum of 60%
    Credits
    3.00
    Term 2

    ADMN 181 Marketing introduces students to basic concepts and principles of marketing. Topics include Canadian entrepreneurship, small business management, evaluation of business opportunities, and marketing management. Market planning will be emphasized as well as practical decision making in regards to evaluating the business environment, market segmentation, market research, and strategy choices. The marketing mix or product, price, place of distribution, and promotion will be discussed in depth.

    Prerequisites
    ADMN 170 or equivalent with a minimum of 60%
    Credits
    3.00

    COMM 241 Financial Accounting II is the second financial accounting course, reviewing and enlarging upon concepts and principles, their application to and effect upon financial statements. Topics include: capital and intangible assets, current and long-term liabilities, partnership accounting, accounting for corporate transactions, notes and bonds payable, the cash flow statement, and financial statement analysis.

    Prerequisites
    COMM 240 and ADMN 170 or equivalent with a minimum of 60%
    Credits
    3.00

    ECON 107 Principles of Microeconomics usually taken following Economics 106 Principles of Macroeconomics. Topics covered include: supply and demand - price supports, the agricultural problem, value theory, theory of the firm - competition, pollution, industrial organization - monopoly, public utilities, advertising, income distribution - labour unions, productivity.

    Prerequisites
    English Studies 12, or equivalent with a minimum of 60%
    Credits
    3.00

    STAT 105 Introduction to Statistics is intended for social, environmental science, and business students, or others who would benefit from a one-term statistics course. Topics include estimation of means and hypothesis testing. Applications are explored.

    Prerequisites
    Math 11 at any level or equivalent with a minimum of 60%
    Credits
    3.00

    TWC 165 Business Communications II focuses on developing oral presentation skills by practice and application. Students will develop these skills by planning and delivering speeches, pitches, interviews, and informative reports created through a rigorous research and pre-writing process.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL 110 or TEC 164, or equivalent with a minimum of 60%
    Credits
    3.00

    Business Co-op Work-term I, COOP 101 is a (paid) work-term which fosters partnerships between students, employers and institution; to bring classroom learning into the workplace. Co-op Education is a process of education that formally integrates students' academic study with periods of related work experience. By connecting with employers, COOP 101 students will gain valuable hands-on experience related to their area of study within the School of Business.
    Prerequisites
    The student must have completed a minimum of one semester in the School of Business with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, completion of all courses. Any student with one (1) or more failing grades must have Advisor approval to enter into a Co-op Work Term.
    Credits
    6.00
    Term 3

    COMM 220 Principles of Organizational Behaviour is an introduction to the behaviour, relationships, and performance of individuals and groups in work organizations as well as the nature of organizational structure and processes. Organizational dynamics are examined with a view to creating an effective working environment from a human perspective.

    Prerequisites
    ADMN 170 or equivalent with a minimum of 60%
    Credits
    3.00

    ADMN 230 Project Management is designed as a first course in project management. Building foundation skills in project management is of value to anyone who is currently facing project planning and management challenges at work or to students in Business Administration Professional Management or technology programs. ADMN 230 Project Management gives you the foundation, experience, techniques and tools to: - Learn the 10 Project Management Knowledge Areas - plan a project effectively and successfully - manage each stage of the project life cycle successfully - work with organizational constraints - set goals and objectives tied directly to stakeholder needs - get the most from your project management team - utilize state-of-the-art project management tools to get the work done on time, within scope and on budget.

    Prerequisites
    ADMN 170 or equivalent with a minimum of 60%
    Credits
    3.00

    ADMN 250 Managerial Accounting examines how accounting information is used within organizations to plan, monitor and control. Managers in all functional areas will have to deal with the management accounting system of the organization they work for. The purpose of this course is to ensure that you have a basic understanding of how such systems operate, the language they use and their limitations. CPA Adapted

    Prerequisites
    COMM 241 or equivalent with a minimum of 60%
    Credits
    3.00

    ADMN 252 Financial Management course examines the role of finance and the tools and environment of financial decision making. Topics include: time value of money, foundations for valuation, financial analysis and planning, management of current assets and liabilities, capital budgeting, risk and return, and personal finance. Together with ADMN 255 this course will enable the student to acquire the needed skills and knowledge to analyze common corporate financial decisions. These two courses will also provide a basis for further advanced studies.

    Prerequisites
    COMM 241 or equivalent with a minimum of 60%
    Credits
    3.00

    ADMN 272 Commercial Law is an introduction to law as it applies to business. The development of the courts and the machinery of justice will be outlined. A study will then be made of torts and negligence, and of contracts including their formation, interpretation, breach, assignment and discharge. Methods of carrying on business such as employer/employee, proprietorship, partnership, agency and incorporation will be introduced and compared.

    Prerequisites
    ADMN 170 or equivalent with a minimum of 60%
    Credits
    3.00
    Term 4

    ADMN 265 Operations Management studies business operations fundamentals such as demand management, forecasting, inventory control, the EOQ model, scheduling, project management, aggregate planning, materials management, value analysis, supplier management, quality management and service center management. The concepts of sustainability and sustainable business practices will be integrated into the different topics.

    Prerequisites
    ADMN 170 and STAT 105, or equivalent with a minimum of 60%.
    Credits
    3.00

    ADMN 286 Human Resource Management is an examination of how to most effectively utilize and manage the human element in work organizations including staffing, training and development, appraisal and compensation, industrial relations and human resources planning.

    Prerequisites
    ADMN 170 or equivalent with a minimum of 60%
    Credits
    3.00

    ADMN 293 Electronic Commerce for Professional Management majors in the Business Administration diploma program. This course may also be of interest to students who are interested in learning about implementing e-commerce strategies in an organization. ADMN 293 Electronic Commerce is an introduction to the business models, strategies, marketing design and analytic systems of electronic commerce business solutions. The role of electronic commerce in changing society is also an important topic. The primary aim of ADMN 293 Electronic Commerce is to identify key management considerations required in implementing e-commerce business solutions.

    Prerequisites
    ADMN 181 or equivalent with a minimum of 60%
    Credits
    3.00

    ADMN 296 International Business offers an in-depth review of basic concepts, institutional practices and developments in the global business environment. The course also offers an introduction to international business management. Core management topics will be examined within an international framework.

    Prerequisites
    ADMN 181 or equivalent with a minimum of 60%
    Credits
    3.00

    ADMN 297 Entrepreneurship examines the process of researching and developing a business plan. A business plan provides a comprehensive framework for a firm's marketing, financing, and operational activities. Students will research and develop a business plan to assess the viability of a proposed business venture. Students will also learn to critically assess the viability of a business plan through completing a due diligence process.

    Prerequisites
    ADMN 250, ADMN 181 and TWC 165, or equivalent with a minimum of 60%.
    Credits
    3.00
    Electives

    ADMN 399 Directed Studies Business involves students engaging in independent study, research, and practice related to a topic in business under faculty supervision.

    Prerequisites
    Program CGPA of 3.0 or above. Approval by School Chair.
    Credits
    3.00

    Business Co-op Work-term I, COOP 101 is a (paid) work-term which fosters partnerships between students, employers and institution; to bring classroom learning into the workplace. Co-op Education is a process of education that formally integrates students' academic study with periods of related work experience. By connecting with employers, COOP 101 students will gain valuable hands-on experience related to their area of study within the School of Business.
    Prerequisites
    The student must have completed a minimum of one semester in the School of Business with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, completion of all courses. Any student with one (1) or more failing grades must have Advisor approval to enter into a Co-op Work Term.
    Credits
    6.00

    All amounts are estimates and are subject to change. Tuition amounts are based on a full-time course load. Please note that many programs have additional costs beyond those listed here. For more information, please visit Tuition & Fees.

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    Cannabis Compliance

    Review the current Cannabis Laws in Canada and describe the different license categories. Find all the information you need to help explain the application process in one place.

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    Core Skills for Facilities Maintenance 7: Flooring Care and Maintenance

    In this 30-hour theory and practical Flooring Care & Maintenance Course, students will learn tips and tricks for the care and maintenance of different types of flooring. Workshop included in this course is Floor Care.

    In this course, students will: Review necessary tools, glues and patching compound for flooring installation and how to apply them to Marmoleum, PVC and Corlon. Residential Carpet and Lino can be included, Identification and troubleshooting of flooring problems, learning how to repair when appropriate, Understanding the types of jobs that require a professional.

    Students will learn about: Safety Equipment & Potential Hazards, Materials & Troubleshooting, Floor Patching Compounds & Tools, Rubber Base, Floor Care (2hrs), Sub-Flooring Overview, PVC & Linoleum: Glue, Tools & Installation, Grooving Seams, Welding & Shaving Tools, Floor Removal & Preparation, Installation & Welding PVC Material, Installation of Residential Lino/Carpet & Repair (if needed), VCT: Vinyl Tile Composite, Troubleshooting.

    Course Completion

    Students who attend 100% of the course and achieve a minimum of 70% on assignments, practical and written assessments will receive a certificate of completion for this course. Students who successful complete all 6 courses of the Core Skills for Facilities Maintenance will receive a program certificate of completion.

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    Early Childhood Care and Education - Inclusive Practice Advanced Certificate

    After you complete your Early Childhood Care and Education - Certificate, ladder into this program to specialize in inclusive practice.
    Program at a Glance
    Length
    3 terms
    Accreditation
    Certificate
    Delivery Mode
    On Campus
    Campus
    Castlegar
    Intake Dates
    Fall
    Contacts
    Ellen Strelaeff
    Program Coordinator, Instructor
    Phone
    1 (250) 365-7292
    21439
    Direct
    1 (250) 365-1439
    Jocelyn Schroeder
    School Chair, Instructor
    Phone
    1 (888) 953-1133
    21289
      Overview

      The courses in this program meet the educational requirements of the BC ECE Registry Special Needs Educator Certification.

      These courses may be used as credits towards the Human Services Diploma in Early Childhood Education.

      Program Outcomes

      Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

      1. Demonstrate professionalism in practice consistent with the code of ethics and standards of practice of their respective disciplines
      2. Use effective interpersonal skills, including active listening, collaboration, self-awareness and conflict resolution within multi-faceted roles and contexts
      3. Understand and respect cultural differences and multiple ways of knowing
      4. Practice from an ethic of inclusivity
      5. Establish and maintain wellness strategies to assure work/life balance both personally and professionally
      6. Engage in critical thinking, problem-solving and reflective practice
      • Completion of an Early Childhood Care and Education Certificate from an approved BC institution
      • BC high school graduation or equivalent
      • English 12 or equivalent, with a minimum of 60% or better or a minimum LPI score of level 4
      Additional Requirements
      No additional requirements for this program.
      Graduation and Promotion

      In order to receive your credential in your program, you must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.00 and a minimum of 60% or better in all semester courses.

      Term 1

      ECCE 287 Inclusive Practices, learners will study characteristics of exceptionalities in young children and their behavioural implication within inclusive environments. Understanding of the developmental and learning implications of developmental delays and of specific disabilities and health related issues will be the basis for learning specialized techniques and strategies that facilitate development and learning. Communication abilities of the child and ways of enhancing communication will be studied.

      Prerequisites
      Completion of the basic ECCE certificate at Selkirk College or the equivalent.
      Credits
      4.00

      HSER 267 Leadership in Human Services provides a basic introduction to leadership concepts.  Students self-reflect as they explore the concepts of emotional intelligence, leadership style, and the qualities and attributes of an effective leader.  Students create a plan for developing personal leadership skills and have opportunities to improve their leadership performance in managing conflict, overcoming obstacles, and establishing a constructive climate.

      Prerequisites
      HS Certificate or Instructor's permission.
      Credits
      3.00
      Term 2

      ECCE 289 Responsive Inclusive Environments. In this course, students will have an opportunity to learn about ways of understanding and working with infants, toddlers and young children who have extra support needs within a variety of early childhood settings. An inclusive approach with a foundation in knowledge of child development theory will be presented with an emphasis on individual planning, facilitating inclusionary practise and working collaboratively with families, professionals and community services.

      Prerequisites
      Completion of ECCE certification
      Credits
      7.00
      Term 3

      ECCE 292 Inclusive Practice Practicum is designed to provide the student, under supervision, with opportunities to apply and consolidate knowledge and skills in working with children with extra support needs in group settings. The student will complete the practicum in an inclusive child care program which serves children with diverse abilities and needs. Focus will be upon practical application of specialty skills in planning, implementing and evaluating daily programs, as well as demonstrating team building skills and facilitating inter and transdisciplinary cooperation.

      Prerequisites
      ECCE 289, ECCE 287 and HSER 267. Early Childhood Care and Education Certificate or equivalent. Successful completion of the listed prerequisites with a minimum of 60%.
      Credits
      6.00

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      Occupational First Aid (OFA): Level 1 Instructor Training

      Are you passionate about first aid and would like to share your knowledge and experience with others? Get certified to teach WorkSafe BC Occupational First Aid Level 1.
       
      Prerequisites

      • Be over the age of 18.

      • Hold a valid/current Standard First Aid cert or higher for a minimum of a year.

      • Currently employed as a designated OFA attendant or first aid responder for the last year.

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      Occupational First Aid (OFA): Level 3

      Occupational First Aid Level 3 is the most comprehensive highest level of care Occupational First Aid Course. In this 70-hour advanced level workplace first aid training students learn assessment and treatment skills required to be an OFA attendant who provides first aid care in industry. Three-year certificate. Pick up your books prior to class for pre-reading. No prerequisites. Bring your photo ID to class, wear closed toe shoes and long pants.

      This course covers the basics of airway, breathing and circulation - includes how to deal with obstructed airways, breathing distress, bleeding control, shock and one and two person CPR. In addition, continuing patient assessment, hard collar application, securing a patient to a spine board, upper and lower limb splinting and minor wound care are covered. Completion of records and reports are an integral part of the course.

      In B.C. workplace first aid attendants must have a certificate that is recognized by Worksafe BC. Students must be 16 yrs or older, physically and mentally capable of performing the comprehensive first aid techniques and show ability to meet the main responsibilities as stated in OHSR section 3.21. Students must: 1) pass a multiple choice exam with 70% or higher and 2) pass the practical exam with 70% to be successful in obtaining the OFA 3 certification.

      Recommended for workplaces located more than 20 minutes from a hospital.

      Exams contained in course dates.

      Pick up your books prior to class for pre-reading. Contact your local campus for information about your manual.
      The manual contains two parts:
      Part 1: the OFA 3 Textbook.
      Part 2: the OFA 3 required homework and course preponderation work. Completing the homework prior to attending the course is a requirement.

       

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