Short-Term Skill Training

(individual courses)

Overview

Western Maritime Institute offers students the opportunity to upgrade their skills with individual Short-Term Skill Training courses. These courses are taught by the same experienced instructors that provide in-depth, practical training to students in WMI’s full-length Business, Bookkeeping, and Hospitality programs.

These individual courses are transferrable into longer Business, Bookkeeping, and Hospitality programs, allowing students the opportunity to seamlessly transition into the program of their choice.

An admissions representative is available at 604-560-6088 or infosurrey@maritimeed.com to advise on any questions regarding the below courses.

Location

All short-term skill training courses take place in Surrey.

Individual Courses

OAC100: Computer Basics and Keyboarding

Duration: 20 Hours

Next intake: Mar. 15th, 2021

Description

This course teaches students the basic computer skills including the major hardware components of a typical office computer system, and the function of a computer operating system. Students will master Windows topics such as the use of the start button, the taskbar, short cut icons, and Windows Explorer. Students will also gain a foundation of knowledge about the Internet, internet browsers, service providers, e-mail, and transfer protocol. Students will also improve their keyboarding speed and technique.

Duration

20 hours/1 week

Prerequisites

None

OAC110: Word Processing I

Duration: 20 Hours

Next intake: Mar. 22nd, 2021

Description

This course introduces students to the software functions of Microsoft Word. Students will learn properly format documents such as letters and memoranda through Microsoft Word. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to create and manage documents; generate and modify tables and lists; as well as insert graphics.

Duration

20 hours/1 week

Prerequisites

None

OAC120: Microsoft Excel

Duration: 60 Hours

Next intake: Mar. 29th, 2021

Description

This course introduces students to identity spreadsheet terminology and concept. Students will get to learn about the basic feature on Microsoft Excel. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to create formulas and functions, use formatting features, and generate charts, graphs, and reports through Microsoft Excel.

Duration

60 hours/3 weeks

Prerequisites

None

OAC150: Human Relations and Customer Service

Duration: 20 Hours

Next intake: May 24th, 2021

Description

This course teaches the fundamentals of human relations and customer service. Students will be able to develop strong customer service skills by learning time management techniques; how to manage stress; and how to communicate effectively through the whole course.

Duration

20 hours/1 week

Prerequisites

None

ACC100: Bookkeeping

Duration: 60 Hours

Next intake: June 28th, 2021

Description

This course introduces students the basics of the bookkeeping double-entry system and accounting tools. This course is the first in a series of courses to build a solid base in accounting from both practical and theoretical perspectives. Students will learn the construction and interpretation of financial systems, records, reports, and statements, including how vital accurate and complete financial data is for a business to ensure its ongoing success. The bookkeeping cycle, involving journals and ledgers to the preparation of financial statements, is covered in this course as well.

Duration

60 hours/3 weeks

Prerequisites

None

ACC120: Personal Income Taxes and Software

Duration: 20 Hours

Next intake: Aug. 2nd, 2021

Description

This course provides students with an introduction to income taxes and the preparation of individual tax returns using computer software. Students will learn how to prepare basic personal income tax returns, income tax statements for proprietorships and partnership. By using the computer programming in this course, students will be able to report income for their personal tax refund and complete detailed schedules.

Duration

20 hours/1 week

Prerequisites

None

ACC130: Payroll Administration

Duration: 40 Hours

Next intake: Aug. 9th, 2021

Description

This course provides an overview of the requirements for processing payroll calculations and administering the payments to employees, government agencies, and other parties in compliance with laws, regulations, and contractual arrangements. Students will learn how to prepare hourly, salaried, and commission payroll. They will also learn payroll law, record maintenance, paycheck and statement preparation, and T4 preparation. They will gain a better understanding of how current source deduction rules affect payroll preparation. WCB, Revenue Canada Taxation, Records of Employment, and Stats Canada reporting. Employment Standards are also covered in this course.

Duration

40 hours/2 weeks

Prerequisites

ACC100 Bookkeeping

ACC150: Quickbooks Pro

Duration: 40 Hours

Next intake: Sept. 13th, 2021

Description

This course is designed to prepare students to perform accounting tasks in QuickBooks for small to mid-sized businesses. Students will learn how to use various modules and their features to prepare a set of financial records. The course is designed to give the student maximum hands-on practice under instructor supervision.

Duration

40 hours/2 weeks

Prerequisites

ACC100 Bookkeeping

BAT100: Technology Skills for the Office

Duration: 60 Hours

Next intake: July 19th, 2021

Description

This course includes the technology skills to Office 365 for Business, including OneDrive, OneNote, and Microsoft Teams. Students will build up their skills and ability to problem solve using office technologies, including computers, printers/scanners, internet browsers, common cloud storage, and synchronization systems, and frequently used software applications. Students will learn how to troubleshoot basic computer problems, work in the cloud, craft efficient online search queries, customize and manage their internet browsers and bookmarks, make use of hotkeys and other shortcuts, and utilize productivity-boosting apps and plugins. Students will also establish and practice strong problem-solving strategies that they can use to investigate and solve future technology questions.

Duration

60 hours/3 weeks

Prerequisites

None

BAT110: Cloud Computing and Marketing

Duration: 60 Hours

Next intake: Aug. 9th, 2021

Description

This course focuses on learning the strategies needed to create digital marketing campaigns and using cloud applications. Students will learn how to market using the key digital platforms including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Topics will include current trends, future directions, as well as values and risks of online marketing. Students will explore cloud-based apps as alternatives to office applications, such as web content management, Office 365, Learning Management Systems, and Software as a Service (SaaS).

Duration

60 hours/3 weeks

Prerequisites

None

Admission Requirements

Education requirements:

  • High school diploma (or equivalent)
  • Or mature student status

English Language proficiency requirements:

  • Domestic Students: Grade 10 English or pass college English admission test
  • International Students: IELTS 6.0 proof (or equivalent) or pass college English admission test.

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