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CONTINUING STUDIES WINTER/SPRING 2018 MEDICINE HAT

COURSE CATALOGUE

BUSINESS

INDUSTRY

COMMUNITY


Welcome to Medicine Hat College! As an advocate for learning through all stages of life, I’m delighted that you’re taking the time to review our Continuing Studies calendar. I’m sure you’ll find an opportunity that meets your needs whether you’re shopping for your family, yourself, or your business. One of the college’s most important goals is to be sure we’re meeting the needs of students and employers. That simply means that you, and the quality of the experience you have, are very important to us. I know the staff and leadership of the Continuing Studies team plan and work hard to provide a wide range of courses and programs to support personal needs, recreation, family wellness, and career development. As you can see, there are many courses to consider. As your aspirations as a learner grow, please don’t hesitate to share your needs and wants with us. We’d be more than happy to talk about the future, and how we can work together. I wish you well in your pursuits. Sincerely,

A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT

President & CEO Medicine Hat College

THE CONTINUING STUDIES TEAM AT MEDICINE HAT COLLEGE CATHERINE CROCKFORD Director, Continuing Studies 403.529.3875 STEPHANIE SHEARER Program Assistant 403.529.3874 NANCY KOENIG Computer Coordinator / Lead Instructor nkeonig@mhc.ab.ca

SHANNAN HURLBUT Program Administrator Business & Certificates 403.529.3849

NICOLE NUGENT Program Administrator General Interest 403.529.3848

ERIN FERRIS Program Administrator Trades & Industry Training 403.502.8975

LYNSEY ROBINSON Program Administrator Brooks Campus 403.362.1675

NADINE LEPAGE Corporate Training Officer 403.504.2248

STEPHANIE PARASYNCHUK Administrative Assistant Conservatory of Music and Dance 403.529.3880

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MEDICINE HAT TABLE OF CONTENTS

Computers & Technology Computer Office Certificates 2 Computerized Bookkeeping Certificate 3 Social Media for Business 4 Introductory Computers 5 Microsoft Office Applications 5 Bookkeeping Courses 7 Programming 8

Certificate Programs Management Skills for Supervisors 10 Certificate in Interpersonal Communication 11 Project Management Extension Certificate 12 Contract Management Extension Certificate 13 Legal Office Assistant Certificate 14 Hospital Unit Clerk Certificate 15 Medical Office Certificate 16 Life Skills Coaches Training – Phase 1 17 Occupational Health & Safety Certificate 18 AutoCAD Operator Certificate 19 Home Inspection Certificate (Online) 20 Online Certificates 21

Business GED Preparation and Examination Corporate Training Certificate Courses Blue Seal

NEW PROGRAMS. NEW OPTIONS. 27 28 30 31

Industry And Trades Certificate Courses 39 Pre-Employment Trades 41 4th Class Power Engineering – Power Lab Devoted 41 to instructing students and enriching their lives through a Trades 42 greater appreciation of the performing arts, the Medicine Hat College Energy Safety Canada Oil and Gas Safety Training 44 Conservatory of Music & Dance offers a wide variety of programs for Workplace Health & Safety Training 44

all ages and abilities.

Community Arts & Leisure 48 FOR Photography 48 Do It Yourself 49 Children and Youth 50 Music & Dance 52 Languages and Communication 54 Lifestyle & Recreation 55 ABLE - Adult Basic Literacy Education 55

Brooks Campus

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Registration Information

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COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Put your computer training and experience to work for you. Earn certification that recognizes your level of skill and expertise in office, bookkeeping or workplace computing. To complete a Certificate Program, students must:  register in each course individually  successfully complete the ‘certificate exam’, ‘challenge exam’ or ‘evaluation project’ for each course required to earn the certificate.  apply for the Certificate upon successful completion of all of the required courses. Certificate Request forms are available from your instructor or by contacting Continuing Studies at 403.529.3874.  Students have up to 2 years to complete the Certificates below.

COMPUTER OFFICE CERTIFICATE

(48 hours) The Computer Office Certificate Program provides students with office and computer skills to meet the workplace needs in today’s market place. Students develop entry-level office and computer skills or upgrade their current skills for employment or advancement.

Course Name

Course Code

Tuition

Hours

Additional Notes:

Take Charge of Your Files and Photos (pg 5)

CT 0091

$189+GST

6 hours

Microsoft Word Level 1A & 1B (pg 5)

CT 0024

$345+GST

12 hours

Price based on ‘Combine and Save Discount’.

Microsoft Excel 1A & 1B (pg 6)

CT 0026

$345+GST

12 hours

Price based on ‘Combine and Save Discount’.

Microsoft Word Level 2 (pg 5)

CT 0020

$189+GST

6 hours

MS Outlook: Your Office Scheduling Tool (pg 6)

CT 0093

$189+GST

6 hours

Building PowerPoint Presentations (pg 7)

CT 0045

$189+GST

6 hours

Certificate Exam not required.

Additional Notes:  Certificate exams are required for each course. One exam sitting fee is included with enrolment in the related course. Pre-registration is a requirement. Re-tests will be treated as challenge exams. Pass Mark: 75%. See page 4  Microsoft courses can be challenged. The challenge exam fee is $75+GST per exam. See page 4

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3 ADVANCED COMPUTER OFFICE CERTIFICATE

(30 hours) This advanced-level certificate is an add-on to our Computer Office Certificate and gives you advanced training in the most commonly used spreadsheets and documents. After successful completion of the Computer Office Certificate, students must complete the following courses:

Course Name

Course Code

Tuition

Hours

Microsoft Word Level 3 (pg 6)

CT 0025

$189+GST

6 hours

Microsoft Excel 2 (pg 6)

CT 0035

$189+GST

6 hours

Working with PDF Files (pg 7)

CT 0145

$189+GST

6 hours

Data Management (pg 6)

CT 0053

$299+GST

12 hours

Additional Notes: Price based on ‘Combine and Save Discount’.

Additional Notes:  Certificate exams are required for each computer course. One exam sitting fee is included with enrolment in the related course. Pre-registration is a requirement. Re-tests will be treated as challenge exams. Pass Mark: 75%. See page 4  Microsoft courses can be challenged. The challenge exam fee is $75+GST per exam. See page 4

COMPUTERIZED BOOKKEEPING CERTIFICATE

(99 hours) Bookkeepers are responsible for handling the financial records of a company or organization, including recording financial transactions, organizing files and maintaining accounting software programs. This program will prepare students for entry-level positions in accounts receivable and accounts payable departments, payroll units, and financial services organizations.

Course Name

Course Code

Tuition

Hours

Additional Notes:

Introduction to Bookkeeping / Sage 50 Level 1 (pg 7)

CT 0071

$685+GST

30 hours 12 hours

Price based on ‘Combine and Save Discount’.

Sage 50 Level 2 & Reconciliations (pg 7)

CT 0063

$269+GST

6 hours 3 hours

Price based on ‘Combine and Save Discount’.

QuickBooks – Level 1 (pg 8)

CT 0074

$299+GST

12 hours

Take Charge of Your Files and Photos (pg 5)

CT 0091

$189+GST

6 hours

Microsoft Word Level 1A & 1B (pg 5)

CT 0024

$345+GST

12 hours

Price based on ‘Combine and Save Discount’.

Microsoft Excel 1A & 1B (pg 6)

CT 0026

$345+GST

12 hours

Price based on ‘Combine and Save Discount’.

Microsoft Excel: Formulas & Functions (pg 6)

CT 0041

$189+GST

6 hours

Additional Notes:  Certificate exams are required for each computer course. One exam sitting fee is included with enrolment in the related course. Pre-registration is a requirement. Re-tests will be treated as challenge exams. Pass Mark: 75%. See page 4  Microsoft courses can be challenged. The challenge exam fee is $75+GST per exam. See page 4

Train the workers you need Canada-Alberta Job Grant

Looking for workers with the right skills? Take advantage of the amazing opportunity for your staff and your business!

The Canada-Alberta Job Grant can help fund training for your new or current employees. You identify the skills your business needs • Choose your trainee and Medicine Hat College can provide the training • Canada-Alberta job Grant reimburses 2/3 of your employees training costs – up to $10,000 per individual! For more information on this grant and what Medicine Hat College has to offer, contact:

Nadine Lepage at 403-504-2248 NLepage@mhc.ab.ca

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4 SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS NEW

(12 hours) Explore the world of social media in business! Learn valuable tips and techniques on navigating multiple social platforms and develop skills to drive business results. Find out about social media fundamentals, strategies, branding and analytics. These courses will give you the knowledge to implement a successful social media presence for your business or organization.

Course Name

Course Code

Tuition

Hours

Social Media Foundations and Strategies (pg 8)

CT 0184

$99 + GST

3 hours

Social Media Branding and Communications (pg 8)

CT 0185

$99 + GST

3 hours

Social Media and Analytics and Optimization (pg 8)

CT 0186

$99 + GST

3 hours

Social Media Planning (pg 8)

CT 0187

$99 + GST

3 hours

SAVINGS! Take all four courses for $355 + GST (CT 0183) THU, FEB 15 – MAR 8 CERTIFICATE EXAMINATIONS Exams

Certificate Programs

Introduction to MS Office Applications for the PC

Hospital Unit Clerk Medical Office Assistant Legal Office Assistant

Take Charge or Your Files & Photos

Computer Office Computerized Bookkeeping Legal Office Assistant

MS Word Level 1A & MS Word Level 1B*

Computer Office Computerized Bookkeeping Medical Office Assistant Legal Office Assistant

MS Word Level 2

Advanced Computer Office

MS Word Level 3

Advanced Computer Office Legal Office Assistant

MS Excel Level 1A & MS Excel Level 1B*

Computer Office Computerized Bookkeeping

MS Excel Level 2

Advanced Computer Office Legal Office Assistant

MS Excel Level 3

Legal Office Assistant

Data Management

Advanced Computer Office

MS Excel Formulas & Functions

Computerized Bookkeeping

Building PowerPoint Presentations

Computer Office

Sage 50 Levels 1, 2 & Reconciliations*

Computerized Bookkeeping

Introduction to Bookkeeping

Computerized Bookkeeping

QuickBooks – Level 1

Computerized Bookkeeping

Working with PDF Files

Advanced Computer Office

*In some instances, two or more courses are tested on one exam.

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EXAM DATES COURSE ID: CT 0401 A: TUE | FEB 6 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM B: SAT | MAR 17 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM C: TUE | APR 10 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM D: THU | MAY 3 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM E: MON | JUN 18 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

One exam sitting fee is included with enrolment in the related course. Preregistration is a requirement. Re-tests will be treated as challenge exams.

CHALLENGE EXAMS

Exams may be challenged if the student has the prerequisite knowledge and does not wish to take the course but receive credit toward a certificate program. If the challenge is not successful, you must attend the course and re-write the exam to receive credit toward a certificate. Challenge exams are not open-book exams. To challenge a computer exam, students must register in one of the above exam dates. COURSE ID: CT 0400

The challenge exam fee is $75+GST per exam.

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INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS Take Charge of Your Files and Photos Organize all of your files, whether they are data, photos, videos or music.  Organize your files into file folders,  Upload pictures from your digital camera  Save the files attached to e-mails  Copy or move files to portable storage devices like CDs or flash drives Students are encouraged to bring cameras or flash drives. Prerequisite: Intro to Microsoft Office Applications or equivalent knowledge and experience. COURSE ID: CT 0091 A: WED | MAR 28 & APR 4 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $189 + GST

MICROSOFT APPLICATIONS Prerequisites are suggested for you to feel comfortable with the material and get the most from the class. It is assumed that you have the suggested knowledge in the prerequisite course material in each class.

Microsoft Office Essentials NEW

Microsoft Office is the standard in business productivity software. This program will give you the essential skills sought after by business and industry. It includes essential skills in:  Word – create professional letters, memos and reports  Excel - create and calculate spreadsheets  Outlook – manage emails, schedule appointments and meetings This five week program is the most economical way to quickly get the skills you need for the job market. No Prerequisite Eligible for Canada-Alberta Job Grant COURSE ID: CT 0141 A: MON | FEB 26 – APR 2 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM | $415 + GST

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Introduction to Microsoft Office Applications for the PC

Microsoft Word Level 1A: Fundamentals

This course is a great starting point if you are taking the Level 1A classes of the Office Suite or any of the certificate programs. You will:  Create basic Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents  Learn to navigate Office Windows and Ribbons  Open, Close and Save Office documents with confidence  Cut, Copy and Paste data within documents  Recognize what program best suits your task Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge.

An introduction to Microsoft Word discover the basics of creating great Word documents including:  Enter and edit text  Create, save, and edit Word files  Format your text  Spelling and grammar checks Prerequisite: Introduction to MS Office Applications.

COURSE ID: CT 0013 DAYTIME: A: TUE | JAN 23 & 30 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | 149 + GST B: TUE | MAY 1 & 8 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | $149 + GST EVENING: C: MON | JAN 29 & FEB 5 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $149 + GST

Microsoft Office Advanced NEW

Are you familiar with Microsoft Office and ready for the next step? This program will give you advanced skills that will increase your employability, efficiency, and productivity.  This course includes advanced features in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook:  Share documents and track revisions  Create indexes, tables of contents, footnotes, cross references and bibliographies  Create templates  Sort and extract information from lists in Excel  Apply custom cell formats and styles  Protect your data from changes  Pivot tables and pivot charts  Add advanced animation, trim music and video, and apply effects to PowerPoint presentations  Create meetings and appointments, use the scheduler, share Outlook calendars, contacts Pre-requisite: Word Level 1 & 2, Excel Level 1 & 2, PowerPoint, or equivalent knowledge and experience Eligible for Canada-Alberta Job Grant COURSE ID: CT 0142 A: WED | MAY 2 - 23 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | $535 + GST

COURSE ID: CT 0016 DAYTIME: A: THU | FEB 8 & 15 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | $189 + GST B: WED | APR 11 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | $189 + GST EVENING: C: TUE | JAN 30 & FEB 6 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $189 + GST

COURSE ID: CT 0024

SAVINGS! Take BOTH Microsoft Word Level 1A and Microsoft Word Level 1B for only $345 + GST. Microsoft Word Level 1B: Formatting for Clarity Add clarity and improve the appearance of your documents.  Set, use and modify tabs  Align paragraphs and adjusting spacing  Add bullets or numbers to your text  Use page numbers, headers and footers  Adjust margins, orientation and page layout Prerequisite: Microsoft Word Level 1A. COURSE ID: CT 0017 DAYTIME: A: TUE | MAR 13 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | $189 + GST B: WED | APR 18 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | $189 + GST EVENING: C: TUE | FEB 13 & 20 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $189 + GST

Microsoft Word Level 2: Adding Visual Impact and Clarity Give your documents a professional appeal and deliver information in fast and exciting ways. Add the following features to your Word documents:  Pictures, illustrations or diagrams, tables and columns  Mail merges  Styles, Quick parts and Themes Prerequisite: Microsoft Word Level 1A & 1B. COURSE ID: CT 0020 A: MON | APR 23 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | $189 + GST

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SAVINGS! Take BOTH Microsoft Word Level 2 and Microsoft Word Level 3 for only $345 + GST. Microsoft Word Level 3: Maximized Efficiency Save time, effort and improve your documents.  Control text flow  Use section breaks for custom formats  Share documents and track revisions  Create indexes, tables of contents, footnotes, cross references and bibliographies  Create templates Prerequisite: Microsoft Word level 1A, 1B & 2 COURSE ID: CT 0025 A: WED | APR 25 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | $189 + GST

Microsoft Excel Level 1A: Fundamentals You will discover the basics of creating Excel spreadsheets:  Navigate the MS Excel window  Enter and edit cell contents  Build spreadsheets  Save and edit spreadsheet files  Create basic formulas Prerequisite: Introduction to MS Office Applications. COURSE ID: CT 0031 DAYTIME: A: THU | MAR 8 & 15 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | $189 + GST B: THU | MAY 31 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | $189 + GST

COURSE ID: CT 0026

SAVINGS! Take BOTH Microsoft Excel Level 1A and Microsoft Excel Level 1B for only $345 + GST. Microsoft Excel Level 1B: Spreadsheet Solutions You can improve the function and appearance of your spreadsheets by:  Attractively format and print your spreadsheets  Create formulas and functions  Understand relative and absolute addresses in formulas  Use multiple sheets in one workbook Prerequisite: Microsoft Excel Level 1A. COURSE ID: CT 0032 DAYTIME: A: TUE | MAR 20 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | $189 + GST B: THU | JUN 7 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | $189 + GST

Microsoft Excel Level 2: Dynamic Spreadsheets

Microsoft Excel POWER Course

Enhance the clarity and efficiency of your spreadsheets.  Use functions to calculate and summarize spreadsheets  Apply text functions to eliminate retyping data  Use cell formats and worksheet styles for improved worksheet appearance  Insert graphic elements and interactive charts Prerequisite: Microsoft Excel Level 1A & 1B.

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COURSE ID: CT 0035 DAYTIME: A: TUE | MAR 27 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | $189 + GST B: THU | JUN 14 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | $189 + GST

COURSE ID: CT 0048

SAVINGS! Take BOTH Microsoft Excel Level 2 and Microsoft Excel Level 3 for only $345 + GST. Microsoft Excel Level 3: Power Tools Eliminate many repetitive tasks and get valuable information from your existing worksheets.  Sort and extract information from lists  Apply custom cell formats and styles  Create simple templates and validate cell input  Protect your data from changes  Pivot tables and pivot charts Prerequisite: Microsoft Excel classes (Level 1A, Level 1B, Level 2). COURSE ID: CT 0036 DAYTIME: A: THU | MAY 10 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | $189 + GST B: THU | JUN 21 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | $189 + GST

Microsoft Excel: Formulas and Functions Improve your formula writing skills so that you can create worksheets that are more efficient.  Understand the math behind functions & formulas so you can create better spreadsheets  Create seemingly complex formulas and functions with ease  Practice your new formula writing skills using various real world examples Prerequisite: Microsoft Excel Level 1A & 1B.

This 24 hour class will start with the basics of the Excel program and lead you through to being a power user. We will cover all of the material from Level 1 - Level 3 with time for hands on practice. Save over $100 by taking this course. No Prerequisite. Eligible for Canada-Alberta Job Grant. COURSE ID: CT 0129 A: THU | MAY 31 – JUN 21 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | $585 + GST

Microsoft Outlook: Your Office-Scheduling Tool Most jobs require the ability to manage schedules. Outlook is not just for email, it is a powerful tool for scheduling and managing meetings, appointments and deadlines.  Create appointments from e-mails, schedule and reschedule meetings and invite attendees  Share calendars with the people you work with, so you can check availability or even make appointments for each other  Keep track of task progress, send reminders, or assign a task to someone else  Save hours of searching for addresses and information using Contacts Prerequisite: Familiar with sending and receiving email COURSE ID: CT 0093 A: MON | APR 2 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | $189 + GST

Data Management The ability to process data using a database software application is important in every industry. Whether you are keeping track of inventory, invoices, customers, or patients, understanding database fundamentals is an important skill.  Manage information within Microsoft Office using Excel and Access.  Compare and comprehend both types of data management programs  Design and use efficient information processing systems, and apply that information to any other database applications that are used in offices. Prerequisite: Microsoft Excel Level 1 or equivalent. COURSE ID: CT 0053 A: THU | MAY 10 & 17 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | $299 + GST

COURSE ID: CT 0041 DAYTIME: A: TUE | JUN 5 & 12 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | $189 + GST EVENING: B: THU | APR 12 & 19 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $189 + GST

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7 Building PowerPoint Presentations Create dynamic PowerPoint presentations for business or personal purposes.  Build and edit presentations  Include with text, graphics and tables  Add sound and animation  Prepare and deliver presentations  Students are encouraged to bring digital photos and music to create their own presentation. Prerequisite: Introduction to Microsoft Applications. COURSE ID: CT 0045 A: MON | JUN 11 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | $189 + GST

Working with PDF Files Adobe PDF files are everywhere, but few people realize how PDFs can simplify their workday. Harness the power of Adobe PDF files using Acrobat DC Pro! You will learn to:  Create & edit PDF files with Acrobat Pro  Combine files and manage pages  Add interactivities, bookmarks, and comments  Convert PDF files to other formats  Create Forms and compile data  Secure files  Use other security and efficiency features Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge. COURSE ID: CT 0145

BOOKKEEPING COURSES Introduction to Bookkeeping Introductory theory-based course designed for individuals who will be doing books for small businesses. Delivers the necessary theory and fundamental practices to pursue computerized bookkeeping projects.  Understand the accounting cycle and accepted practices  Enter transactions into journals including: Accounts Receivable/Payable, Inventory & Payroll transactions  Post to ledgers  Prepare trial balances and financial statements  Complete year end procedures COURSE ID: CA 0001 DAYTIME: A: TUE & THU | JAN 23 – FEB 22 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | $459 + GST

SAVINGS! Take BOTH Sage 50 Sage 50 Reconciliations

SAVINGS! Take BOTH Introduction to Bookkeeping and Sage 50 Level 1 for only $685 + GST. COURSE ID: CT 0077

SAVINGS! Take BOTH Introduction Sage 50 - Level 1

COURSE ID: CT 0167

COURSE ID: CT 0063

COURSE ID: CT 0071

InDesign

A: FRI | MAR 2 - 23 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | $345 + GST

COURSE ID: CT 0066 A: TUE | MAR 6 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | $189 + GST

Level 2 and Sage 50 Reconciliations for only $269 + GST.

to Bookkeeping and QuickBooks Level 1 for only $685 + GST.

Learn how to build engaging print and digital publications such as pamphlets, posters and ebooks using the powerful tools in Adobe InDesign.  Easily manipulate page layouts by formatting text, importing graphics, and working with colours and styles. Publish and distribute your designs in multiple formats such as PDF and EPUB. 

The tips and tricks of Sage 50 will get the software doing more of the work for you. Features include:  Program security  Recurring entries  Make CCRA payments for payroll and GST  Prepare budget reports  Job costing or Departmentalized tracking  Record the sale of service  Credit cards and sales taxes This class is suitable for those using Simply Accounting. Prerequisite: Sage 50 Level 1.

EVENING: B: TUE | APR 3 – JUN 5 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $459 + GST

A: WED | MAR 7 & 14 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $189 + GST

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Sage 50 - Level 2

A hands-on business simulation in which students will create and post a complete set of books using Sage 50. Even if you have not upgraded to Sage 50, this class will be suitable for those using Simply Accounting.  Set up and maintain a company’s books  Enter transactions in all journals of Sage 50  Correct and adjust entries  Produce reports and statements Pre/Co-requisite: Introduction to Bookkeeping, or understanding of double entry bookkeeping and recording debits and credits. COURSE ID: CT 0065 A: TUE & THU | FEB 20 – MAR 1 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | $299 + GST

Use the bank reconciliation and deposit slip features to automate your banking transactions and any journal entries they produce. This feature is versatile and can be used to reconcile any account that includes statements, including credit cards. Suitable for those using Simply Accounting. Prerequisites: Sage 50 Level 2. COURSE ID: CT 0067 A: THU | MAR 8 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | $109 + GST

Sage 50: Managing Payroll Take advantage of the full power of the Sage 50 Payroll module!  Suitable for those using Simply Accounting  Set up different pay periods and pay types for employees  Record employee benefits and deductions in addition to Revenue Canada  Set up payroll authorities to remit any employee deductions  Produce records of employment, and year end reports, including T4s and T4 summaries Prerequisites: Sage 50 Level 1. COURSE ID: CT 0070 A: WED | MAR 21 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | $189 + GST

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8 QuickBooks – Level 1 QuickBooks is a very commonly used accounting program in business. Many accountants are suggesting the program to their clients because it is easy to use, even for those with only basic bookkeeping skills. This course is a hands-on practical application of the program that will give you the confidence to set up and maintain a set of company books. Pre-requisite: Introduction to Bookkeeping or equivalent knowledge COURSE ID: CT 0074 A: THU | MAR 15 – APR 5 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | $299 + GST

COURSE ID: CT 0076

SAVINGS! Take BOTH

QuickBooks Level 1 and QuickBooks Level 2 for only $445 + GST. QuickBooks - Level 2 Use QuickBooks to its full extent. Features include:  Program security & multiuser capabilities  Recurring entries  Make CRA remittance for GST and Payroll  Prepare Budget reports  Process credit card transactions  Reconciling the bank Prerequisite: QuickBooks Level 1 COURSE ID: CT 0075 A: THU | APR 12 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | $189 + GST

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS COURSE ID: CT 0183

SAVINGS! Take all four courses for $355 + GST

Social Media Foundations and Strategies NEW

This course will teach you to leverage multiple social networks and their users. Discover which networks are available, their primary demographics and chose the right platforms for your business. Know where to devote your time, energy and resources. You will be familiar with the most popular social networks and be able to focus on what elements of your business to consider when building your social media strategy. COURSE ID: CT 0184 A: THU | FEB 15 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $99 + GST

Social Media Branding and Communications NEW

The visual world of social media is an important one to stand out in. Learn how to build your online brand and communicate to your target audience. Build your brand using design thinking and principles to create a visually cohesive extension of your business online. Discover how to build an online community around your business and interact with your followers and clients. This course will provide a look into graphic design for social media and community building and interaction. COURSE ID: CT 0185 A: THU | FEB 22 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $99 + GST

Social Media Analytics and Optimization NEW

Learn how to read and use social media data to determine what networks, resources and content are working the best for your business. Develop skills to optimize your content and posts and maximize the unique features of each social network. This course will give you the skills to produce a strong, unified online presence for your business or organization. COURSE ID: CT 0186 A: THU | MAR 1 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $99 + GST

SOCIAL MEDIA PLANNING NEW

This is a hands on workshop to use the skills and insights developed in the other Social Media for Business courses to create a custom social media marketing plan for use in your own business or organization. Instructor will provide assistance, feedback and advice. Pre-requisite: Social Media Foundations and Strategies. COURSE ID: CT 0187 A: THU | MAR 8 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $99 + GST

Introduction to Game Design ONLINE

Games are increasingly recognized as a tool that can serve many business purposes beyond entertainment. This course provides a general introduction to what goes into the design and development of both video and analog games, with a particular focus on the use of games outside of consumer entertainment. By completing this course, you can take the first steps into understanding game design, and how it can be applied in your field. COURSE ID: ON 0158 A: FEB 5 – MAR 2 | $319 + GST B: APR 2 –27 | $319 + GST

Intermediate Video Game Design ONLINE

Worldwide, video game sales including consoles, and online and mobile games are projected to reach $111 billion dollars this year. Mobile games are the fastestgrowing segment of the market as more and more people play casual games. By 2019 Price Warehouse predicts social and casual game sales will exceed traditional game sales. In this intermediate introductory course you will learn the basics of video game design process, learn about the main video game genres, and use a game development application to begin your journey of making games. COURSE ID: ON 0159 A: MAR 5 - 30 | $319 + GST B: MAY 8 – JUN 1 | $319 + GST

Introduction to Programming ONLINE

Take your first steps toward a career as a computer programmer! In this course, you'll learn to use Just BASIC, a free Windows programming language, to create stand-alone applications for professional or personal use. ONLINE COURSE (6 WEEKS) - REGISTER AT WWW.ED2GO.COM/MHC VARIOUS START DATES: JAN 17, FEB 14, MAR 14, APR 11, MAY 16, JUN 13 | $159 + GST

Introduction to C# Programming

PROGRAMMING Introduction to Coding NEW ONLINE

After taking this course in “Introduction to Coding”, you will be introduced to the basics of computer programing and various programing languages. New technologies allow people outside of the computer science field to be able to create their own web pages using code. Students will learn the basics of HTML, CSS, and Java Script in this course, as well as the practical uses for each. COURSE ID: ON 0199

ONLINE

Learn the fundamentals of computer programming with the new C# programming language. ONLINE COURSE (6 WEEKS) - REGISTER AT WWW.ED2GO.COM/MHC VARIOUS START DATES: JAN 17, FEB 14, MAR 14, APR 11, MAY 16, JUN 13 | $159 + GST

Introduction to CSS3 & HTML5 ONLINE

Learn to create state-of-the-art Web sites using modern CSS3 and HTML5 techniques. ONLINE COURSE (6 WEEKS) - REGISTER AT WWW.ED2GO.COM/MHC VARIOUS START DATES: JAN 17, FEB 14, MAR 14, APR 11, MAY 16, JUN 13 | $159 + GST

A: FEB 5 – MAR 2 | $259 + GST B: APR 2 – 27 | $259 + GST

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9 Intermediate CSS3 & HTML5

Website Setup

ONLINE

ONLINE

Take your CSS3 and HTML5 skills to the next level and learn how to create professional-quality websites. ONLINE COURSE (6 WEEKS) - REGISTER AT WWW.ED2GO.COM/MHC VARIOUS START DATES: JAN 17, FEB 14, MAR 14, APR 11, MAY 16, JUN 13 | $159 + GST

Advanced CSS3 & HTML ONLINE

Learn how to use exciting new features in CSS3 and HTML5 to design animated interactive websites for desktops, laptops, and mobile devices. ONLINE COURSE (6 WEEKS) - REGISTER AT WWW.ED2GO.COM/MHC VARIOUS START DATES: JAN 17, FEB 14, MAR 14, APR 11, MAY 16, JUN 13 | $159 + GST

Creating Mobile Apps with HTML5 ONLINE

Learn to use HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, and Web APIs to create crossplatform mobile apps and mashups. ONLINE COURSE (6 WEEKS) - REGISTER AT WWW.ED2GO.COM/MHC VARIOUS START DATES: JAN 17, FEB 14, MAR 14, APR 11, MAY 16, JUN 13 | $159 + GST

Designing Successful Webinars ONLINE

Webinars are a hot new meeting format that save money and reach more people than in-person meetings. Use them for customer education, staff meetings and training, presentations, virtual seminars and much more. The technology is simple, but good webinar presentation techniques are critical. Discover the power of successful webinars for your business organization. Then learn the 4 key strategies to make your webinars more successful. Acquire techniques and tips that will make your webinars winners with your audiences. COURSE ID: ON 0046 A: MAR 5 - 30 | $259 + GST B: MAY 7 – JUN 1 | $259 + GST

Managing & Marketing Webinars ONLINE

Boost your success with webinars by getting the most advanced and latest information on managing and marketing webinars. Find out when and how often to promote webinars, how to do follow up promotion to those who click-through on your initial emails, and how to generate more leads and inquiries. Discover our unique needs assessment model, and take back our 5 secrets to creating high response surveys. Market research can be simple, no-cost and effective, lowering your risks. Then take home our webinar planning timeline with the ideal timeframe for planning and marketing webinars for maximum success.

Social media and digital technologies, when understood and leveraged effectively, can enable you to find new clients and motivate these clients to take action in more efficient and strategic ways. Social media sales solutions can help you save time, save money and make money throughout the sales cycle from prospecting to referrals to closing sales. COURSE ID: ON 0213 A: FEB 5 - 11 | $259 + GST

WordPress Fundamentals ONLINE

WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) for website and blog design. After successfully completing this course, you will know how to build a simple WordPress website or blog. Topics include introduction to CMS, WordPress installation and setup, page and content creation, administration, themes (selection, purchase, installation and setup), working with widgets and plugins, and more. COURSE ID: ON 0214 A: FEB 5 – MAR 4 | $259 + GST

Advanced WordPress ONLINE

Now that you have learned how to setup a WordPress website, it’s time to learn advanced options and features of WordPress. You will learn how to modify WordPress web pages by hand-coding. You’ll also learn about simple yet effective SEO techniques that improves your website ranking. We will also talk about very important on-going site maintenance and site security. COURSE ID: ON 0215 A: MAR 5 – APR 6 | $259 + GST

Introduction to Java Programming ONLINE

An experienced Java programmer introduces important Java topics with clear, step-bystep instructions; one of the most widely used computer languages in the world. ONLINE COURSE (6 WEEKS) - REGISTER AT WWW.ED2GO.COM/MHC VARIOUS START DATES: JAN 17, FEB 14, MAR 14, APR 11, MAY 16, JUN 13 !! $159 + GST

Introduction to Visual Basic ONLINE

Computer Lab Rentals Do you require computer lab space to offer a company training session, professional development seminar or other training not currently being offered? Look no further than Continuing Studies, MHC. Whether you wish to use our instructors or your own, we can create a solution that will meet your exact training needs. We offer: State  of the art computer and network technology A  highly flexible training environment High  Speed internet connections Comfortable  learning atmosphere On-site  technical assistance and orientation services Complete  catering services Reasonable  rates

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Gain in-demand VB skills writing sophisticated Windows programs that access and modify business databases. ONLINE COURSE (6 WEEKS) - REGISTER AT WWW.ED2GO.COM/MHC VARIOUS START DATES: JAN 17, FEB 14, MAR 14, APR 11, MAY 16, JUN 13 !! $159 + GST

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COURSE ID: ON 0067 A: APR 3 - 21 | $259 + GST B: JUN 4 – 29 | $259 + GST

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CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS The ability of a group of people to do remarkable things hinges on how well those people pull together as a team – Simon Sinek, Leaders Eat Last

MANAGEMENT SKILLS FOR SUPERVISORS

(24 hours) Being responsible for the effectiveness of others requires a delicate balance of goals, teamwork and encouragement. This program will provide you with skills and knowledge to effectively manage others and maximize productivity. Combine professional knowledge with people skills to thrive in your management role with increased confidence and purpose. Great leaders are known for their ability to communicate clearly and effectively, listen to problems and provide solutions, and encourage motivation and goals. The Management Skills for Supervisors certificate program will develop your leadership skills or refine existing skills to drive your career to the next level.

Program Outcomes:  Engage in self-reflection to assess and find ways to improve interpersonal skills and management capacity  Define the roles of management and develop strategies to more effectively perform those roles             Communicate effectively with diverse audiences using appropriate means and methods                              Address conflict through dialogue and a structured problem-solving approach                    Build and foster teams within their workplaces based on an understanding of team dynamics and individual motivations Modules

Hours

Day 1: Foundations of Management (pg 30)

6

Day 2: Effective Communication (pg 30)

6

Day 3: Conflict Resolution for Supervisors (pg 30)

6

Day 4: Synergy of Team (pg 30)

6

Tuition

$1,295+GST

COURSE ID: CA 0112 THU | FEB 8 – MAR 8 (NO CLASS FEB 22) 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | $1,295 + GST

Eligible for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant, which reimburses 2/3 of your employees' training costs.

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Courses were interesting with lots of discussion. The instructor was knowledgeable and executed good time management. The four courses went hand-inhand, so putting it all together was easy. – Former Student

CERTIFICATE IN INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (24 hours)

This series of 4 courses will help you learn to build positive relationships, turn negative situations into win-win, learn tools and techniques that allow you to effectively deal with negative or stressful situations, and assist you in learning how to communicate more successfully in any situation. These courses allow you to develop your skills in a safe environment and provide you with numerous practical tools and techniques that you can begin using immediately to create successful outcomes. Instructor: Laurel Scharfenberg

Course Name

Course Code

Tuition

Hours

Conflict Resolution and Negotiation (pg 32)

CA 0073

$225+GST

6 Hours

Practical & Effective Communication (pg 32)

CA 0074

$225+GST

6 Hours

Dealing with Difficult People (pg 32)

CA 0075

$225+GST

6 Hours

Managing Behaviours (pg 32)

CA 0076

$225+GST

6 Hours

Savings! Take all 4 sessions for $849 + GST (CA 0072) Fri, Mar 16 – Apr 13 Additional Notes:  Although participants may take individual courses of interest, this program is designed to be taken as a complete series of four offerings.  Participants will receive a personalized Certificate of Completion. Course fee includes materials. Eligible for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant, which reimburses 2/3 of your employees' training costs.

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The course is really helpful in the real world of project management. – Former student

PROJECT MANAGEMENT EXTENSION CERTIFICATE

Offered in Partnership with Mount Royal University, Faculty of Continuing Education & Extension (136 hours) This program will help prepare you for the Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI). Upon successful completion of this program, you will receive a Mount Royal University Certificate.

Course Name

Course Code

Tuition

Material fee

Hours

Overview & Integration (pg 30)

CA 0040

$749+GST

$35+GST

21 hours

Schedule & Cost Management (pg 30)

CA 0041

$599+GST

$35+GST

15 hours

Scope & Quality (pg 31)

CA 0042

$599+GST

$35+GST

15 hours

Leadership & Resource Management (pg 31)

CA 0043

$599+GST

$35+GST

15 hours

Risk & Procurement (pg 31)

CA 0044

$599+GST

$35+GST

15 hours

Stakeholder & Communication Management (pg 31)

CA 0045

$599+GST

$35+GST

15 hours

The Business of Project Management (pg 31)

CA 0046

$339+GST

Project Management - Final Assessment Paper

Additional Notes:

7 hours

Register directly through Mount Royal University.

33 hours

Students should register for the Final Assessment Paper in the semester immediately following completion of their last course.

Savings! Take all 7 sessions for $4,290+GST (CA 0026) Additional Notes:  To earn this certificate you must complete the courses listed above, plus the Final Assessment with a minimum of 75% attendance and active participation in each course.  If you plan to complete the Final Assessment paper, please bring a copy of the PMBOKÂŽ Guide - Sixth Edition (available at MHC Bookstore - approx. $100 + GST) as it will be used extensively.  Students can register for individual courses for general interest. For more information, contact Shannan at shurlbut@mhc.ab.ca Eligible for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant, which reimburses 2/3 of your employees' training costs.

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CONTRACT MANAGEMENT EXTENSION CERTIFICATE NEW

Offered in Partnership with Mount Royal University, Faculty of Continuing Education & Extension (90 hours) Ensuring that contracts are managed strategically can be a challenge in any industry. Acquire the tools and techniques to streamline the contract management process for maximum results – from determining your company’s needs to final payment and beyond.

Course Name

Course Code

Tuition

Material fee

Hours

Contract Management Overview (pg 31)

CA 0124

$579+GST

$35+GST

15 hours

Gathering Contract Requirements (pg 32)

CA 0125

$579+GST

$35+GST

15 hours

Negotiating Contracts (pg 32)

CA 0126

$579+GST

$35+GST

15 hours

Contract Development and Signing (pg 32)

CA 0127

$579+GST

$35+GST

15 hours

Contract Management and Compliance (pg 32)

CA 0128

$579+GST

$35+GST

15 hours

Best Practices in Contract Management (pg 32)

CA 0129

$579+GST

$35+GST

15 hours

Additional Notes:  To earn this certificate you must complete the courses listed above.  Eligible for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant, which reimburses 2/3 of your employees training costs.  Students can register for individual courses for general interest. For more information, contact Shannan at shurlbut@mhc.ab.ca Eligible for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant, which reimburses 2/3 of your employees' training costs.

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LEGAL OFFICE ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE

(126 hours) This program prepares students for an entry level position as a Legal Assistant. Legal Assistants are responsible for keeping files organized, monitoring calendars, meeting deadlines and inputting information into databases among other duties. A Legal Assistant plays an important role in a law office and must be computer literate, have the ability to multitask in an accurate and fast manner and possess strong communication skills (both oral and written).

Course Name

Course Code

Tuition

Textbook

Hours

Introduction to Legal Office Procedures and Practices (pg 33)

CA 0017

$695+GST

$94.50+GST

48 hours

Productivity and Workplace Communication (pg 33)

CA 0018

$395+GST

N/A

12 hours

Keyboarding/Skillbuilding I www.typing.com

N/A

FREE

N/A

Introduction to Microsoft Office Applications for the PC (pg 5)

CT 0013

$149+GST

N/A

6 hours

Take Charge of Your Files and Photos (pg 5)

CT 0091

$189+GST

N/A

6 hours

MS Outlook (pg 6)

CT 0093

$189+GST

6 hours

Certificate Exam not required

Microsoft Word Level 1A & 1B (pg 5)

CT 0024

$345+GST

12 hours

Price based on ‘Combine and Save Discount’.

Microsoft Word Level 2 & 3 (pg 5 & 6)

CT 0027

$345+GST

12 hours

Price based on ‘Combine and Save Discount’.

Microsoft Excel 1A & 1B (pg 6)

CT 0026

$345+GST

12 hours

Price based on ‘Combine and Save Discount’.

Microsoft Excel 2 & 3 (pg 6)

CT 0048

$345+GST

12 hours

Price based on ‘Combine and Save Discount’.

Additional Notes: In order to successfully complete the course, students must earn a grade of 75% or better and have a minimum of 85% attendance.

Proof of typing a minimum of 45 wpm with 90% accuracy is required.

Additional Notes:  Material fees and textbooks costs will not be refunded after the Registration Deadline. Textbook fees are subject to change.  If you are a graduate of Medicine Hat College’s Administrative Office Professional (AOP) certificate, you may be eligible for PLAR (prior learning assessment and recognition) for some courses. Call 403.529.3849 for more details.  Material fees and textbooks costs will not be refunded after the registration deadline.  Certificate exams are required for each computer course. One exam sitting fee is included with enrolment in the related course. Pre-registration is a requirement. Re-tests will be treated as challenge exams. Pass Mark: 75%. See page 4  Microsoft courses can be challenged. The challenge exam fee is $75+GST per exam. See page 4

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CERTIFICATES IN HEALTH CARE Both the Hospital Unit Clerk and Medical Office Assistant Certificate are fastpaced programs that are offered in a part-time format. Student should be comfortable using a computer and open to learning software programs. In order to complete the Certificate, students must:  successfully complete all of the courses listed below.  apply for the Certificate upon successful completion of all required courses.  complete all of the course requirements within 3 years. Workload:  Expect to dedicate significant time and effort on homework and studying.  Regular attendance is expected and required.

Our instructor was always friendly and helpful, the learning atmosphere was great. – Former Student

HOSPITAL UNIT CLERK

(252 hours) This program is suitable for those who wish to gain an entry level position working in a fast-paced medical environment including hospitals, longterm care facilities and a variety of other health related institutional settings. Unit Clerks play a vital role in hospital nursing units by managing the coordination of activity and information so the needs of the medical staff, patients and families are met in an effective manner. Our program prepares you for this position with classroom instruction as well as a preceptored work experience in a hospital setting with working unit clerks.

Course Name

Course Code

Tuition

Textbook/ Material fee

Hours

Medical Terminology (pg 33)

CA 0005

$685+GST

$125.50 + GST $35+GST

42 hours

Exploring the Role of the Hospital Unit Clerk (pg 33)

CA 0010

$995+GST

$45+GST

72 hours + 120 practicum

Productivity and Workplace Communication (pg 33)

CA 0018

$395+GST

N/A

12 hours

Introduction to Microsoft Office Applications for the PC (pg 5)

CT 0013

$149+GST

N/A

6 hours

Keyboarding/ Skillbuilding www.typing.com

N/A

FREE

N/A

Standard First Aid with Level C CPR

N/A

Approx. $150

Additional Notes: This is the prerequisite for the Hospital Unit Clerk program. In order to successfully complete the course, students must earn a grade of 75% or better and have a minimum of 85% attendance. In order to successfully complete the course, students must earn a grade of 75% or better and have a minimum of 85% attendance. A Clear Criminal Record Check and up-todate immunization records must be provided to the college prior to the practicum. Maximum 14 students

Proof of typing a minimum of 30 wpm with 90% accuracy is required. Standard First Aid with Level C CPR can be taken through any authorized training provider.

Additional Notes: See under Medical Office Assistant, page 16.

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This course is great, lots of information and understandable. Betty (our instructor) has given us all the tools we need to become a great Medical Office Assistant. – Former Student MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTANT

(108 hours) The Medical Office Assistant program prepares graduates to work in the fast-paced field of health professionals and perform administration duties in a medical agency. Graduates may find work in medical offices and clinics, hospitals, health and chiropractic centres, insurance agencies, and private businesses. Duties can include: front desk reception, making patient/client appointments, preparing charts, record keeping, Alberta Health Care billing, basic medical transcription and working with different departments within hospitals. An in-depth foundation in medical terminology provides a base for working in the medical field.

Course Name

Medical Terminology (pg 33)

Course Code

CA 0005

Tuition

$685+GST

Textbook/ Material fee

$125.50 + GST $35+GST

Hours

42 hours

This is the prerequisite for the Medical Office Assistant program. In order to successfully complete the course, students must earn a grade of 75% or better and have a minimum of 85% attendance. In order to successfully complete the course, students must earn a grade of 75% or better and have a minimum of 85% attendance. Maximum 12 students

Procedures and Ethics for the Medical Office (pg 33)

CA 0006

$625+GST

$45+GST

36 hours

Productivity and Workplace Communication (pg 33)

CA 0018

$395+GST

N/A

12 hours

Introduction to Microsoft Office Applications for the PC (pg 5)

CT 0013

$149+GST

N/A

6 hours

Microsoft Word Level 1A & 1B (pg 5)

CT 0024

$345+GST

Keyboarding/Skillbuilding www.typing.com

N/A

FREE

Standard First Aid with Level C CPR

N/A

Approx. $150

12 hours

N/A

Additional Notes:

Price based on ‘Combine and Save Discount’. Proof of typing a minimum of 30 wpm with 90% accuracy is required. Standard First Aid with Level C CPR can be taken through any authorized training provider.

Additional Notes (Hospital Unit Clerk and Medical Office Assistant):  The ‘Medical Terminology’ course offered through ed2go is not an acceptable prerequisite.  If you are a graduate of Medicine Hat College’s Administrative Office Professional (AOP) certificate, you may be eligible for PLAR (prior learning assessment and recognition) for some courses. Call 403.529.3849 for more details.  Material fees and textbooks costs will not be refunded after the Registration Deadline. Textbook fees are subject to change.  Certificate exams are required for each computer course. One exam sitting fee is included with enrolment in the related course. Pre-registration is a requirement. Re-tests will be treated as challenge exams. Pass Mark: 75%. See page 4  Microsoft courses can be challenged. The challenge exam fee is $75 + GST per exam. See page 4

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LIFE SKILLS COACHES TRAINING – PHASE 1 (35 hours)

Program Overview: Life Skills Coach Training is intended to provide participants with the skills necessary to design and deliver programing using Kolb’s theory of adult learning. Through the use of experiential tools and techniques learners will have the opportunity to apply the Life Skill methodology to a variety of lessons that enhance behavior change and the use of problem solving strategies. Participants will:  Discover individual learning styles  Implement a lesson plan template for adult education  Practice giving and receiving feedback on presentation skills  Utilize a 6 step problem solving strategy  Understand the stages of group development  Discuss adaptations to different client-group needs  Increase your confidence as a facilitator Who Should Participate: Life Skills Coach Training is for anyone who works with groups. This training is beneficial to those working in social services, career counselling, education, mental health, rehabilitation, foundational skill development or as consultants and trainers. Participants will receive individualized certificates of completion in Life Skills Coaches Training Phase 1. Note: This is a skill development course based on experiential learning principles, thus active participation and full attendance are required for completion. Facilitator: Glenda Staples B.A. Psy. Glenda completed an extensive Life Skills Coach Training in 1987. Since then she has achieved her Life Skills Coaching accreditation through the Association of Life Skills Coaches’ of Ontario (ALSCO) and has been published in the ALSCO newsletter as well as contributed to the YWCA Life Skills Manual. Glenda has completed the YWCA Phase 2 training and is trained in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, True Colors, Strong, Mediation, Restorative Justice and as a Life Coach. For the past 30 years Glenda has worked with individuals supporting them to strive for their dreams while building memories. Max: 15 participants COURSE ID: CA 0335 A: TUE | MAY 1 - 29 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | $995 + GST; F1007 B: REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: THE NEW DYNAMICS OF LIFE SKILLS COACHING, $75 + GST REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APRIL 17

Applicants must submit a resume at time of registration.

Eligible for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant, which reimburses 2/3 of your employees' training costs.

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CERTIFICATES IN INDUSTRY Labour market data shows steady growth in both Medicine Hat and Alberta in the field of OHS. Medicine Hat has double the jobs compared to the national average.

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY CERTIFICATE Offered in Partnership with the University of Alberta As one of the most advanced programs in Canada, the University of Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Certificate is designed for part-time study to build competencies for effective development, implementation, and evaluation of health and safety programs in a wide variety of occupational setting. MHC strives to offer the courses in a rotation that will allow students to complete all program requirements within 18 mo – 2yrs. Students have up to 6 years to complete the program.

Winter / Spring Course Offerings Course Type

Course Code

Tuition

Material fee

Hours

Core

WH 0036

$745 + GST

$45 +GST Textbook Required

39 Hours

Offered in a condensed format over 2 weekends.

Risk Management and Communication (pg 39)

Elective

WH 0037

$745 + GST

$45 +GST

39 Hours

Offered in a condensed format over 2 weekends.

Fundamentals of Disability Management (pg 39)

Elective

WH 0042

$745 + GST

$45 +GST

39 Hours

Offered in a condensed format over 2 weekends.

Organizational Behaviour (pg 39)

Core

WH 0045

$745 + GST

Textbook Required

39 Hours

Offered in a condensed format over 2 weekends.

Management of Health and Safety Systems (pg 40)

Core

WH 0041

$745 + GST

$45+GST Textbook Required

39 Hours

Offered in a condensed format over 2 weekends.

Course Name Health and Safety Law (pg 39)

Additional Notes:  To earn this certificate you must complete Program Requirements: 6 Core Courses + 2 Electives + 35 hours of enrichment seminars. To be admitted to the program students must apply directly through the U of A.  Registration for individual courses offered through MHC are processed through MHC’s Registration Services. Students can register for individual courses for general interest.  Admission Qualifications: two years of work experience and a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent. Individuals who do not meet the requirements may be admitted on a conditional basis.  Textbook costs will not be refunded after the registration deadline. Textbook fees are subject to change.  Material Fees are optional, material will be available online (BlackBoard).  The most current edition of the OHS Act, Regulation and Code 2009, will be required for all courses. For more information, contact Shannan at shurlbut@mhc.ab.ca Eligible for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant, which reimburses 2/3 of your employees training cost

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AUTOCAD OPERATOR CERTIFICATE (126 hours)

AutoCAD has become a necessary skill for individuals in industries ranging from architecture to engineering to interior design. Through the four courses offered in this certificate, you’ll become comfortable in both two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) drawing using AutoCAD software as well as digital drafting, allowing you to communicate your design clearly and give it the showcase it deserves.

Course Name

Course Code

Tuition

Hours

AutoCAD 2D-1 (pg 39)

CT 0201

$495+GST

30 hours

AutoCAD 2D-2 (pg 39)

CT 0202

$495+GST

30 hours

Digital Drafting with AutoCAD

CT 0203

$595+GST

36 hours

AutoCAD 3D

CT 0204

$495+GST

30 hours

Additional Notes:  Software is not provided for personal use, but if you are a student registered in any AutoCAD course, you are eligible to download the student software free of charge from the AutoDesk website. A USB memory stick is required for all AutoCAD courses. Eligible for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant, which reimburses 2/3 of your employees' training costs.

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HOME INSPECTION CERTIFICATE ONLINE

There has never been a stronger demand for home inspections than there is today. Consumers have a need to be better informed and want maximum value for what is often their largest financial decision – purchasing a home. Medicine Hat College is pleased to partner with Carson Dunlop and Associates to offer this high quality and convenient program. This 10-course program provides students with the technical skills and expertise needed to succeed in the Home Inspection field. Students learn how to conduct visual examinations and deliver written reports on the physical and operational condition of homes or housing units.

Course Name

Course Code

Tuition

Textbook

Hours

Home Inspection – Roofing (pg 40)

TT 0121

$295+GST

$250+GST

42 hours

Home Inspection – Structure (pg 40)

TT 0122

$295+GST

$250+GST

42 hours

Home Inspection – Electrical (pg 40)

TT 0123

$295+GST

$250+GST

42 hours

Home Inspection – Heating I (pg 40)

TT 0124

$295+GST

$250+GST

42 hours

Home Inspection – Heating II (pg 40)

TT 0125

$295+GST

$250+GST

42 hours

Home Inspection – Air Conditioning and Heating (pg 41)

TT 0126

$295+GST

$250+GST

42 hours

Home Inspection – Plumbing (pg 41)

TT 0127

$295+GST

$250+GST

42 hours

Home Inspection –Exterior (pg 41)

TT 0128

$295+GST

$250+GST

42 hours

Home Inspection – Insulation and Interior (pg 41)

TT 0129

$295+GST

$250+GST

42 hours

Home Inspection – Communication and Professional Practice (pg 41)

TT 0130

$295+GST

$250+GST

42 hours

Additional Notes:  Courses begin the 1st business day of each month. Students must register by the 15th of the prior month (i.e. register by Sep 15 to start Oct 1.) Students have up to 6 months to complete each course.  Courses can be taken in any order.  Upon registration, students will receive an email with a ‘promo code’ and details on how to place their textbook order and access the online classroom.

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ONLINE CERTIFICATES Offered in partnership with UgotClass How It Works  In the online classroom; listen to audio lectures, view slides and take an optional quiz to test yourself.  Discussion and Questions: post comments to online discussions with your fellow participants and instructor. The instructor answers questions and facilitates the discussion.  Readings: many courses have online readings of up to 20 pages a week.  Participate: anytime day or night, as little or as often as you like. It’s recommended to go online 2-3 times a week.  For a detailed course syllabus go to http://www. yougotclass.org/catalog-complete.cfm/MHC  Certificate or Individual Courses; the choice is yours! Most individual courses in the following Certificate programs can be taken as stand-alone courses.

BUSINESS Certificate In Data Analysis Data Analysis is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after skills in the workplace. Companies have vast amounts of data, but it is rare to have someone with the ability to analyze that data to see trends and make predictions. Add a whole new skill set to your portfolio, and make a big difference in the success of your organization by acquiring data analysis skills.

Course Name

Course Code

Tuition

Hours

Introduction to Data Analysis (pg 37)

ON 0072

$259 + GST

16 Hours

Intermediate Data Analysis (pg 37)

ON 0073

$259 + GST

16 Hours

Advanced Data Analysis (pg 37)

ON 0074

$259 + GST

16 Hours

Savings! Take all 3 courses for $649 + GST (ON 0071) FEB 5 – APR 27 Entrepreneurship Certificate Boost your chances of success for your new or small business and reduce your risks. At the end of this certificate, you will be able to identify the abilities required of successful entrepreneurs and how to acquire them, develop goals to help establish your business, develop an outline for your plan, and take home techniques to successfully manage and market your new business.

Course Name

Course Code

Tuition

Hours

Entrepreneur Boot Camp (pg 36)

ON 0034

$259 + GST

16 Hours

The Business Plan (pg 36)

ON 0069

$259 + GST

16 Hours

Entrepreneurial Marketing (pg 36)

ON 0070

$259 + GST

16 Hours

Savings! Take all 3 courses for $649 + GST (ON 0068) FEB 5 – APR 27

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22 Certificate In Sales NEW

Social media and digital technologies, when understood and leveraged effectively, can enable you to find new clients and motivate these clients to take action in more efficient and strategic ways. Whether you are a beginner new to the sales process or a seasoned professional who loves selling, understanding the basic steps of sales and freeing your mind of negativity is the foundation to your business success. Gain a better understanding of the importance of the sales function and learn new skills in relationship management, prospecting, customer management, and delivering a compelling sales presentation. Move yourself or your sales team to increased success.

Course Name

Course Code

Tuition

Hours

Strategic Selling with Social Media (pg 36)

ON 0181

$259 + GST

16 Hours

Getting Started in Sales (pg 36)

ON 0182

$259 + GST

16 Hours

Power Selling (pg 36)

ON 0183

$259 + GST

16 Hours

Savings! Take all 3 courses for $649 + GST (ON 0180) FEB 5 – APR 27 Certificate In Accounting And Finance For Non-Financial Managers Every successful person in the workplace utilizes financial information to aid effective decision making. The Certificate in Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers explains the financial concepts and accounting processes used in most businesses and will provide practical techniques that will increase your effectiveness and career.

Course Name

Course Code

Tuition

Hours

Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers (pg 38)

ON 0135

$259 + GST

16 Hours

Cash is King (pg 38)

ON 00132

$259 + GST

16 Hours

Financial Analysis and Planning for Non-Financial Managers (pg 38)

ON 0139

$259 + GST

16 Hours

Savings! Take all 3 courses for $649 + GST (ON 0137) FEB 5 – APR 27

BUSINESS COMMUNICATION Presentation Skills Certificate NEW

Presentations. Whenever people here that word they have an emotional response. Some people get excited and others (most) get nervous. In this Certificate series, you will learn how to effectively deliver a presentation to one person across the table, in front of a small group in a boardroom, from on-stage for a large audience, and host tele-seminars or webinars online. Come away with ideas on how to maintain eye contact, what to do when your equipment fails, and the Top 10 things you must do before you present. Finally, learn how your audience processes your information. You’ll find simple, key ideas that will maximize your presentation for all learning styles.

Course Name

Course Code

Tuition

Hours

Powerful Presentations & Effective Speaking Techniques (pg 35)

ON 0104

$259 + GST

16 Hours

Presentation Skills (pg 35)

ON 0201

$259 + GST

16 Hours

Effective Electronic Presentations (pg 35)

ON 0202

$259 + GST

16 Hours

Savings! Take all 3 courses for $649 + GST (ON 0200) FEB 5 – MAR 2

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23 Certificate in Basic Game Design NEW

Games are increasingly recognized as a tool that can serve many business purposes beyond entertainment. This Certificate provides you with a general introduction to what goes into the design and development of both video and analog games, with a particular focus on the use of games outside of consumer entertainment. By successfully completing this Certificate in Basic Game Design, you will have taken the first steps into understanding game design, and being able to create your own games.

Course Name

Course Code

Tuition

Hours

Introduction to Game Design (pg 8)

ON 0158

$319 + GST

16 Hours

Intermediate Video Game Design (pg 8)

ON 0159

$319 + GST

16 Hours

Savings! Take all 2 courses for $519 + GST (ON 0197) FEB 5 – MAR 30 Certificate In Business Writing Begin with understanding the format, construction, and successful techniques of writing good business reports and proposals. This certificate will take you to the next level where business writing is a skill for personal and organizational success.

Course Name

Course Code

Tuition

Hours

Business Writing (pg 33)

ON 0155

$259 + GST

16 Hours

Effective Copywriting (pg 33)

ON 0076

$259 + GST

16 Hours

Writing News and Press Releases (pg 33)

ON 0156

$259 + GST

16 Hours

Savings! Take all 3 courses for $649 + GST (ON 0154) FEB 5 – APR 27 Certificate in Presentation Media Presentation media are keys to communication, sales, speeches and any other effective presentations today. Whether your presentation is online or in-person, presentation media not only enhance your message but often make your message successful. You will come away with the latest, most advanced practical and design knowledge in presentation media.

Course Name

Course Code

Tuition

Hours

Infographics (pg 35)

ON 0157

$259 + GST

16 Hours

Photoshop for Presentations (pg 35)

ON 0079

$259 + GST

16 Hours

Graphic Design for Visual Presentations (pg 36)

ON 0080

$259 + GST

16 Hours

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LEADERSHIP Certificate In Leadership Development (For Gen Y) Especially geared for future leaders in the Gen Y generation (born 1980-1999), the certificate provides how-to practical information on advancing your leadership potential and making a difference in both the workplace and in society. At the end of completing the three course certificate, you will come away with a new understanding, new toolbox of leadership skills, and the information to move your leadership development into high gear.

Course Name

Course Code

Tuition

Hours

Leadership Principles (pg 35)

ON 0096

$189 + GST

16 Hours

Developing Your Leadership Skills (pg 35)

ON 0097

$189 + GST

16 Hours

Developing Your Professional Career (pg 35)

ON 0098

$189 + GST

16 Hours

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24 Certificate in Leadership for the 21st Century Leadership today demands increasingly more sophisticated skills. Our economy is moving swiftly out of the industrial age into the new economy of the Internet, knowledge and innovation. So executive leaders today require a new perspective on the external environment, as well as new tools to lead one’s internal organizational structure and way of doing business. Discover why empowering leaders are more successful than others.

Course Name

Course Code

Tuition

Hours

Leadership Principles (pg 35)

ON 0096

$189 + GST

16 Hours

Executive Leadership in the 21st Century (pg 35)

ON 0111

$519 + GST

16 Hours

How to Avoid Fatal Leadership Errors (pg 35)

ON 0112

$389 + GST

16 Hours

Savings! Take all 3 courses for $909 + GST (ON 0134) FEB 5 - APR 27

NEW MEDIA MARKETING Digital Marketing Certificate Come get a fundamental yet advanced introduction to eMarketing, including improving email promotions, analyzing your web site traffic, doing search engine optimization, and how to successfully employ online advertising. Relevant for any type of organization, including businesses, companies, nonprofits, and government agencies. No eMarketing experience or expertise is necessary. If you are already at an advanced level, your instructors are experts and can provide the latest most advanced information and answer your toughest questions.

Course Name

Course Code

Tuition

Hours

Improving Email Promotions (pg 37)

ON 0022

$259 + GST

16 Hours

Boosting Your Website Traffic (pg 37)

ON 0023

$259 + GST

16 Hours

Online Advertising (pg 37)

ON 0024

$259 + GST

16 Hours

Savings! Take all 3 courses for $649 + GST (ON 0021) FEB 5 – APR 27 Inbound Marketing Certificate Inbound marketing is a way to help potential customers find you through organic search. It is a process of using your website in a way that attracts visitors naturally through search engines, the blogosphere, and social media. Discover how to attract customers to your site, what kind of content to share with them, how to use landing pages and forms to collect names and email address, and how to implement lead-nurturing campaigns that result in sales.

Course Name

Course Code

Tuition

Hours

Introduction to Inbound Marketing (pg 36)

ON 0173

$259 + GST

16 Hours

Content Marketing (pg 36)

ON 0174

$259 + GST

16 Hours

Advanced Inbound Marketing (pg 36)

ON 0175

$259 + GST

16 Hours

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25 Mobile Marketing Certificate The way consumers are interacting with brands and connecting to the world is changing because of mobiles. Find out about location-based marketing, mobile payments, QR codes, applications, and mobile coupons. You will learn how mobile marketing can increase your capabilities to retain current customers and gain new ones. Then get step-by-step instructions on how non-technical users can build, deploy and market smartphone applications across Android, iPhone and Blackberry platforms. Finally, get the knowledge needed to implement a mobile marketing plan for your organization. Find out about proximity marketing, mobile marketing metrics, and developing a mobile marketing campaign.

Course Name

Course Code

Tuition

Hours

Introduction to Mobile Marketing (pg 37)

ON 0056

$259 + GST

16 Hours

Creating Cell Phone Apps for Your Business (pg 37)

ON 0057

$319 + GST

16 Hours

Advanced Mobile Marketing (pg 37)

ON 0058

$319 + GST

16 Hours

Savings! Take all 3 courses for $779 + GST (ON 0055) FEB 5 – APR 27

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS Managing Social Media Platforms Certificate Different social networks have distinct characteristics, different features, and are used to develop a two-way communication and marketing strategy for your organization. Get a skill set for working and managing different social media platforms. Come away with both an understanding of these social networks and practical, how-to techniques to integrate social networks into your organization or business.

Course Name

Course Code

Tuition

Hours

Twitter (pg 34)

ON 0041

$259 + GST

16 Hours

Facebook for Business (pg 34)

ON 0038

$319 + GST

16 Hours

LinkedIn for Business (pg 34)

ON 0066

$259 + GST

16 Hours

Savings! Take all 3 courses for $649 + GST (ON 0103) FEB 5 – APR 27 Social Media For Business Certificate Get in on this exciting and growing way to communicate market and serve your customers and clients. For businesses, nonprofits, government, and other organizations. From Facebook to Twitter, blogging, YouTube, LinkedIn, and more, discover the new principles of communication that apply across all networks and how these specific social networks work and the possible uses for your organization.

Course Name

Course Code

Tuition

Hours

Introduction to Social Media (pg 34)

ON 0026

$259 + GST

16 Hours

Marketing Using Social Media (pg 34)

ON 0027

$259 + GST

16 Hours

Integrating Social Media in Your Organization (pg 34)

ON 0028

$259 + GST

16 Hours

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TRAINING AND EDUCATION Certificate in Designing Webinars Webinars are a popular format for delivering information. They can be very successful for your organization, IF you have good webinar presentations and good management and marketing. Discover the power of successful webinars for your business organization.

Course Name

Course Code

Tuition

Hours

Designing Successful Webinars (pg 9)

ON 0046

$259 + GST

16 Hours

Managing & Marketing Webinars (pg 9)

ON 0067

$259 + GST

16 Hours

Savings! Take all 2 courses for $449 + GST (ON 0053) MAR 5 – APR 21 WordPress Certificate WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) for website and blog design. After successfully completing the WordPress Certificate you will know how to build a WordPress website or blog, customize your WordPress site by hand-coding HTML, CSS, and PHP, know necessary regular WordPress maintenance, create WordPress website backup, and know how to apply SEO techniques in WordPress.

Course Name

Course Code

Tuition

Hours

Website Setup (pg 9)

ON 0213

$259 + GST

16 Hours

WordPress Fundamentals (pg 9)

ON 0214

$259 + GST

16 Hours

Advanced WordPress (pg 9)

ON 0215

$259 + GST

16 Hours

SAVINGS! Take all 3 courses for $649 + GST (on 0212) FEB 5 – APR 6 Workplace Conflict Solutions Certificate In today’s business environment, employers expect employees to have a solid set of interpersonal skills. The ability to solve problems quickly and effectively is a critical interpersonal skill well worth developing. You will take home techniques relevant for any organization or group context, but can also be easily adapted to work at an individual level.

Course Name

Course Code

Tuition

Hours

Dealing with Difficult People in the Workplace (pg 37)

ON 0208

$319 + GST

16 Hours

Female Bullying in the Workplace (pg 38)

ON 0106

$259 + GST

16 Hours

Creative Problem Solving (pg 38)

ON 0123

$259 + GST

16 Hours

Savings! Take all 3 courses for $649 + GST (on 0207) FEB 5 – APR 27

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GED PREPARATION & EXAMINATION GED Preparation

GED Examination

This course will prepare you to write the GED (General Educational Development) exams. The GED exams are a way to obtain an Alberta Education High School Equivalency Diploma. Instruction will be given in five subject areas: Language Arts (Writing), Language Arts (Reading), Social Studies, Science and Math. This course is suitable for those who have a minimum Grade 10 in the last 10 years and need to brush up on their reading, writing and math skills in preparation for sitting the GED exam. The GED is widely accepted by businesses and organizations as a substitute credential for a high school diploma. Additional upgrading of high school courses may be required for students entering post-secondary programs. Required Materials: Barron’s GED Test Canadian Edition (2014) Textbook and Casio FX-260 Solar Calculator, available from MHC College Bookstore.

Medicine Hat College is one of many General Educational Development (GED) testing centres in Alberta. People often write the GED to improve their employment opportunities or to qualify for further study. It is best to check with your employer or with the educational institution you plan to attend to find out if they will accept the GED.

COURSE ID: CA 0510 ALL SUBJECT AREAS A: TUE & THU | JAN 23 – MAR 15 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM | $395 + GST

COURSE ID: CA 0513 TUESDAYS ONLY (MATH & SCIENCE) A: TUE | JAN 23 – MAR 13 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM | $249 + GST THURSDAYS ONLY (ENGLISH & SOCIAL STUDIES) B: THU | JAN 25 – MAR 15 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM | $249 + GST

COURSE ID: CA 0511 A: SAT | FEB 10 8:15 AM - 5:30 PM | $225 REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FEB 2 B: SAT | MAR 10 8:15 AM - 5:30 PM | $225 REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MAR 2 C: SAT | APR 7 8:15 AM - 5:30 PM | $225 REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MAR 30 D: SAT | MAY 5 8:15 AM - 5:30 PM | $225 REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APR 27 E: SAT | JUN 2 8:15 AM - 5:30 PM | $225 REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MAY 25

Eligibility Criteria: You may register to write the GED exam if you are18 years of age or older, and have been out of school for at least 10 consecutive months. To Apply to Write the GED Test: Students must complete a GED Test Application Form and submit no later than 1 week prior to test date. All students must obtain their Alberta Student Number if they previously attended elementary or high school in Alberta. If students do not know their Alberta Student Number, or never had one, they can acquire an Alberta Student Number from the following website: http:// education.alberta.ca/students/asn.aspx. The GED Application Form is available on the website or by calling 403.529.3874. For more information on the GED exams, please check the website or call Continuing Studies at 403.529.3874.

MAXIMUM: 8 - FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE.

Re-Writes: Subject rewrites are available for a $200 fee, regardless of the number of tests you need to rewrite. A completed application form must also be submitted to Continuing Studies for all rewrites. COURSE ID: CA 0512

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CORPORATE TRAINING The course was great, with everyone’s varying objectives fully met. The content was very relevant to our needs and the instructor was excellent. We were very satisfied with the course length and pace, allowing time to practice and reinforce what we had just learnt. I would use the Continuing Studies department again without hesitation. — Gena Jarvis, Methanex Corporation

CONTINUING STUDIES

CORPORATE TRAINING

WHETHER YOU ARE LOOKING FOR AN EXISTING COURSE OR ONE EXCLUSIVE TO YOUR BUSINESS, WE WANT TO BE YOUR PARTNER IN LEARNING! Your needs and goals, challenges and requirements, are specific to you. Training is not one size fits all!

BENEFITS OF TRAINING YOUR STAFF Increased employee performance, productivity and efficiency

All of our programs and courses can be customized to closely align with your organization’s professional development needs. We work with you to develop and deliver effective training to meet your unique needs, goals, and budget.

Customized training is beneficial in that it is • Learner focused • Builds cohesive teams • Practical and relevant • Flexible • Cost effective Regardless of what type of training you require, we have the ability to deliver!

Inquire about the Canada-Alberta Job Grant and how you could save on training costs. Medicine Hat College offers training in many different areas:

Increased morale, motivation, and job satisfaction Increased loyalty and employee retention

For more information, contact: Nadine Lepage, Corporate Training Officer P.403.504.2248 nlepage@mhc.ab.ca

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Train the workers you need The Canada-Alberta Job Grant can help Alberta employers fund training for new or current employees.

Canada-Alberta

Job Grant

There are now more ways for Alberta businesses and workers to benefit from the Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG) training subsidy. As always, get up to two-thirds of the cost of training covered for eligible current employees, up to $10,000 per trainee. Up to 100% of training costs reimbursed when hiring and training eligible unemployed Albertans, up to $15,000 per trainee. Sole proprietors can now apply to CAJG to train their employees. Travel assistance will allow more businesses outside Edmonton and Calgary, to train their employees. Apply now AlbertaCanada.com/jobgrant

Funding provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada Job Fund

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BUSINESS & LEADERSHIP The conventional definition of management is getting work done through people, but real management is developing people through work. — Agaha Hasan Abedi

MANAGEMENT

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Management Skills for Supervisors

PROJECT MANAGEMENT EXTENSION CERTIFICATE – WINTER 2018

Being responsible for the effectiveness of others requires a delicate balance of goals, teamwork and encouragement. This program will provide you with skills and knowledge to effectively manage others and maximize productivity. Combine professional knowledge with people skills to thrive in your management role with increased confidence and purpose. Great leaders are known for their ability to communicate clearly and effectively, listen to problems and provide solutions, and encourage motivation and goals. The Management Skills for Supervisors certificate program will develop your leadership skills or refine existing skills to drive your career to the next level. Day 1: Foundations of Management In this course, you will examine management styles and understand the process of transitioning from colleague to supervisor. You will gain understanding of your own unique management identity and incorporate decision-making tools to improve your effectiveness as a manager. THU | FEB 8 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Day 2: Effective Communication Explore best practices for effective communication in your workplace. Determine what you need from others and what they need from you to ensure open, honest and productive communication. Develop your own management ‘voice’ with an inter/intrapersonal action plan. THU | FEB 15 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Day 3: Conflict Resolution for Supervisors Conflict is a natural aspect of most work environments. The key is to manage conflict in a way that is productive and respectful. In this course, you will be introduced to and work with a conflict resolution process that you can implement into your daily work culture. THU | MAR 1 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Day 4: Synergy of Team One of the keys for success as a manager of people is to understand the dynamics of effective and collaborative teams. Explore the role of team members and the characteristics of successful teams while you develop an action plan for dealing with non-functioning teams. THU | MAR 8 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

COURSE ID: CA 0112 A: THU | FEB 8 – MAR 8 (NO CLASS FEB 22) 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | $1295 + GST

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$4290 + GST (material fees included) Project Management: Overview & Integration This is an introductory course to project management. It examines all the fundamental project management processes and knowledge areas as documented in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition. Discover basic terminology of project management, define and understand the fundamental framework of the PMBOK guide by discussing the key processes groups and knowledge areas. Explore Integration Management processes such the development of the Project Charter, Project Management Plan, and what it means to Direct and Manage Project Work, Monitor and Control Project Work, Perform Integrated Change Control, and Close Project or Phase. Analyze the profession of the project manager, and how it’s impacted by Project Management Institute (PMI). Note: a material fee of $35 is included in the tuition price. COURSE ID: CA 0040 A: TUE - THU | MAR 20 - 22 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM | $784 + GST REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MAR 9

Project Management: Schedule and Cost Management This course uses an assigned case study to illustrate application of the key Time and Cost processes described in the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition. The Time Management processes covered include Plan Schedule Management, Define Activities, Sequence Activities, Estimate Activity Resources, Estimate Activity Durations, Develop Schedule and Control Schedule. The Cost Management processes covered include Plan Cost Management, Estimate Costs, Determine Budget, and Control Costs. Note: a material fee of $35 is included in the tuition price. COURSE ID: CA 0041 A: WED & THU | APR 4 & 5 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM | $634 + GST REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MAR 23

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31 Project Management: Scope & Quality

Project Management: Risk and Procurement

Project Management: The Business of Project Management

This course uses a case study to illustrate application of the key Integration and Quality processes described in the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition. The Scope Management processes covered include Plan Scope Management, Collect Requirements, Define Scope, Create WBS, Validate Scope, and Control Scope. The Project Quality Management processes covered include Plan Quality Management, Control Quality, and Manage Quality. Note: a material fee of $35 is included in the tuition price.

This course uses an assigned case study to illustrate application of the key Risk and Procurement processes described in the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition. The Risk Management processes covered include Plan Risk Management, Identify Risks, Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis, Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis, Plan Risk Responses, and Monitor Risks. The Procurement Management processes covered include Plan Procurement Management, Conduct Procurements, Control Procurements, and Close Procurements. Note: a material fee of $35 is included in the tuition price.

The Business of Project Management course focuses on the strategic and business Knowledge aspects of project management. Examine the role of the project manager in relation to the PMI Talent Triangle. Understand the relationship between Projects, Programs, and Portfolios in the context of Project Management. Recognize the concept of transformational change within an organization, and where project management plays a part. This course also identifies the benefits of a Project Management Office (PMO).

COURSE ID: CA 0042 A: WED & THU | APR 18 & 19 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM | $634 + GST REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APR 6

COURSE ID: CA 0044 A: WED & THU | MAY 16 & 17 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM | $634 + GST REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MAY 4

Project Management: Leadership & Project Resource Management This course uses a case study to illustrate application of the key Project Resource Management processes described in the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition. This course will also examine the core competencies of an effective leader; it will also allow you to discover your leadership style, and how to effectively apply it in project management. The Project Resource Management processes covered include Plan Resource Management, Acquire Project Team, Develop Project Team, Manage Project Team and Control Resources. Note: a material fee of $35 is included in the tuition price. COURSE ID: CA 0043 A: WED & THU | MAY 2 & 3 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM | $634 + GST REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APR 20

Project Management: Stakeholder & Communication Management This course group uses a case study to illustrate application of the key Stakeholder and Communication Management processes described in the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition. The Stakeholder Management processes covered include Identify Stakeholders, Plan Stakeholder Engagement, Manage Stakeholder Engagement, and Monitor Stakeholder Engagement. The Project Communications processes covered include Plan Communications Management, Manage Communications, and Monitor Communications. Note: a material fee of $35 is included in the tuition price. COURSE ID: CA 0045 A: WED & THU | MAY 30 & 31 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM | $634 + GST REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MAY 24

THE BLUE SEAL CERTIFICATION Business Proficiency Designation was established by the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board to encourage and recognize business training. If you are a certified Alberta Journeyperson in a designated trade or occupation, earning a Blue Seal proves that you not only meet Alberta’s high industry standards, but you also have the drive to develop your business skills. Medicine Hat College is an approved provider of training. To earn a Blue Seal you m u s t complete 150 hours of study in business courses. There are 18 business subject areas you may study. For more information, visit

COURSE ID: CA 0046 A: WED | JUN 13 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | $339 + GST REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JUN 1

CONTRACT MANAGEMENT NEW

CONTRACT MANAGEMENT EXTENSION CERTIFICATE

COURSE ID: CA 0130

Savings! Take ALL 6 courses for

$3680 + GST (material fees included) Contract Management Overview Delve into the contract management life cycle and learn about the critical components of outstanding contracts. Excellent as a review for seasoned practitioners or as an introduction for those just entering this growing profession. Upon completion you will be able to understand what contracts are, why they are utilized, and describe the stages of the contract life cycle and the activities within each phase. Note: a material fee of $35 is included in the tuition price. COURSE ID: CA 0124 A: TUE & WED | FEB 13 & 14 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM | $614 + GST REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FEB 2

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32 Gathering Contract Requirements

Contract Management and Compliance     

Understanding your organization’s needs is vital to a successful contract. Apply the concepts from this course to ensure that every contract is built on the real business requirements and learn to maximize negotiations with clear variables for discussion. Upon completion you will be able to align contracts with the goals and objectives of the organization or department, identify and assess the impact of contract stakeholders, and create a contract requirements document. Note: a material fee of $35 is included in the tuition price.

Make the most of your contracts with tips for choosing the best purchasing options, winning account payable strategies and proven scorecarding and reporting techniques. Use these tools ensure that contracts provide the longterm benefits your business needs. Upon completion you will be able to describe contract management activities, prepare for contract renewals and terminations, and understand the importance of strong supplier relationships. Note: a material fee of $35 is included in the tuition price.

COURSE ID: CA 0125

COURSE ID: CA 0128

A: TUE & WED | FEB 27 & 28 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM | $614 + GST REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FEB 16

A: TUE & WED | APR 10 & 11 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM | $614 + GST REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MAR 20

Negotiating Contracts

Best Practices in Contract Management      

Be prepared to maximize every negotiation opportunity by learning the practical skills to build a winning strategy. From outlining the variables to concluding discussions, this course gives you the tools for successful contract negotiations. Upon completion of this course you will be able to develop negotiation goals and objectives, understand the three components of the negotiations process, and document the outcome of negotiations to enable effective contract development. Note: a material fee of $35 is included in the tuition price. COURSE ID: CA 0126 A: TUE & WED | MAR 13 & 14 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM | $614 + GST REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MAR 1

Once negotiations wrap up, the important task of creating and managing your contract begins. Learn to document negotiation outcomes, understand common legal terms, get your contract signed and securely store new contracts where they can be easily referenced by stakeholders. Upon completion you will be able to understand the importance of contracts in business, define contract risks and identify risks that contracts create, and describe common contract structures. Note: a material fee of $35 is included in the tuition price. COURSE ID: CA 0127

COURSE ID: CA 0129 A: TUE & WED | APR 24 & 25 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM | $614 + GST REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APR 13

BUSINESS COMMUNICATION

Contract Development and Signing     

A: TUE & WED | MAR 27 & 28 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM | $614 + GST REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MAR 15

Using the skills and knowledge from the previous five courses you will review outcomes from each stage in the contract management life cycle through hands-on case studies. Examine real business situations, from a variety of industries, and put your contract management skills to the test. Note: a material fee of $35 is included in the tuition price.

CERTIFICATE IN INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

 Create win-win outcomes to build relationships and improve problem solving  Develop critical skills and understanding required for the most effective application of the process COURSE ID: CA 0073 B: FRI | MAR 16 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | $225 + GST

Practical & Effective Communication  The key skills that make a successful communicator  Understanding the communication process - the hidden components of truly effective communication  Analysis of your communication skills – where to improve  Techniques to develop diplomatic, tactful and confident communication  Enhance your image, increase positive outcomes, build and improve relationships  Reduce frustration, establish credibility, build trust and increase your confidence COURSE ID: CA 0074 B: FRI | MAR 23 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | $225 + GST

Dealing with Difficult People Techniques and skills for dealing with challenging people for positive outcomes including co-workers, clients, bosses/ supervisors and those in your networks  Practical, effective and specific strategies for creating win - win outcomes with anyone  Coping and turn-around strategies for dealing with very difficult people  Understanding underlying causes of difficult behaviours and why they challenge us COURSE ID: CA 0075

COURSE ID: CA 0072

B: FRI | APR 6 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | $225 + GST

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Managing Behaviours

Savings! Take ALL 4 Participants may take individual courses of interest, however, this program is designed to be taken as a complete series of four offerings.

Conflict Resolution and Negotiation  The causes of conflict; how and why it occurs  Conflict prevention and early intervention  Learn a highly effective conflict resolution process  Negotiating successfully with difficult people and in difficult situations

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 Managing ourselves and the situation for better outcomes  Managing “less than perfect” behaviour of others  Understand the underlying issues in difficult situations  Specific actions for gaining control and managing more effectively COURSE ID: CA 0076 B: FRI | APR 13 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | $225 + GST

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33 Productivity and Workplace Communication This specially designed 2 day series is focused on increasing your productivity and enhancing your skills in the workplace, dealing with challenging people, and conflict resolution. You will learn:  to manage tasks and workload to achieve the right results  the barriers to personal efficiency and effectiveness and how to eliminate or reduce them  maximize effectiveness with the use of planning and organizing tools  a Conflict Resolution process to improve outcomes  strategies to effectively assist the clients and people you work with. Clients dealing intense personal issues can present special challenges. Facilitator: Laurel Scharfenberg COURSE ID: CA 0018 B: SAT | APR 14 & 21 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | $395 + GST REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APR 6

Business Writing ONLINE

Take away the key practices you need to develop and hone your business writing communication effectively and successfully. Get the best practices for crafting effective, professional business documents. Find out how to avoid grammatical pitfalls. And acquire business writing principles that will be good for years to come. COURSE ID: ON 0155 A: FEB 5 – MAR 2 | $259 + GST B: APR 2 - 27 | $259 + GST

Effective Copywriting ONLINE

Whether you are sending out a press release, communicating internally with a memo or promoting your own skills on LinkedIn, strong writing skills are the key to success. Come away with the tools and techniques you need to improve your copywriting skills and learn how to avoid the common writing mistakes that can hold you back. COURSE ID: ON 0076 A: MAR 5 - 30 | $259 + GST B: MAY 7 – JUN 1 | $259 + GST

Writing News and Press Releases ONLINE

Being able to write a good news story, press release or publicity notice is a skill that can set you apart in the workplace. Getting the word out is an essential activity for every organization. Acquire the skills good journalists have and learn how to craft a news story, press release or publicity notice that will get attention.

LEGAL OFFICE Introduction to Legal Office Procedures and Practices This course offers an introduction to the legal system and the Legal Assistant’s role in a law office. Students will learn how to perform administrative duties while recognizing the importance of confidentiality, client privilege and professionalism. Topics will include:  the Legal office environment and the Canadian Justice System  managing a client file  processing legal correspondence and forms  billing procedures  effective client communication  In order to successfully complete the course, students must earn a grade of 75% or better and have a minimum of 85% attendance and active participation in class. Instructor: Melodie Chalifoux COURSE ID: CA 0017 A: TUE & THU | MAR 6 – APR 26 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | $695 + GST B: REGUIRED TEXTBOOK: $94.50 + GST REGSITRATION DEADLINE: FEB 12

HEALTH CARE Medical Terminology By studying rules, word roots, prefixes, suffixes and combining forms, students will be able to build, use and spell medical words related to body systems and organization. Students will:  learn anatomical, physiological and pathological body systems and terms  develop a solid foundation for medical terms related to the biology and language of each specific body system studied Successful completion of Medical Terminology is a prerequisite to entering the Medical Office Assistant and Hospital Unit Clerk certificate programs. Up to 14 seats are available in the Unit Clerk program and 12 seats are available in the Medical Office Assistant program. Instructor: Matthew Jubelius, RN, BScN COURSE ID: CA 0005 D: WED | JAN 10 – APR 2 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $685 + GST MIDTERM EXAM: TUE | FEB 20 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM FINAL EXAM: MON | APR 2 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM E: MATERIAL FEES: $35 + GST (MATERIAL FEE IS OPTIONAL, MATERIAL WILL BE ONLINE) F: R  EQUIRED TEXTBOOK - MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY SYSTEMS (8TH EDITION) | $125.50 + GST REGISTRATION DEADLINE: DEC 15

Exploring the Role of the Hospital Unit Clerk Prerequisite: Medical Terminology. This program provides a practical introduction to topics ranging from hospital administration and the role of a Unit Clerk, review of medical terminology and common abbreviations, processing medical orders, recording information on requisition forms, consent forms, chart forms and computerized systems, processing medication and dietary orders. Max 14 students. Instructor: Richelle Topping Practicum Experience Requirements: Students will be required to participate in a preceptored work experience. Students must earn a grade of 75% or better and have a minimum of 85% attendance and active participation in Exploring the Role of the Hospital Unit Clerk in order to be placed in the practicum. Placements may be on weekday, weekend, evening and/or nights and be a minimum of 120 scheduled hours. Successful completion of the practicum component is required to earn the Certificate. COURSE ID: CA 0010 A: TUE & THU | JAN 9 – MAR 29 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $995 + GST PRACTICUM DATES: APR 1 – JUN 15 REGISTRATION DEADLINE: DEC 15 B: MATERIAL FEES: $45 + GST (MATERIAL FEE IS REQUIRED) C: TUE & THU | APR 10 – JUN 28 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $995 + GST PRACTICUM DATES: JUL 4 - OCT 15 REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APR 3 D: MATERIAL FEES: $45 + GST (MATERIAL FEE IS REQUIRED)

Procedures and Ethics for the Medical Office Prerequisite: Medical Terminology. This course focuses on learning the skills necessary to be a vital and important part of the medical office. Topics covered include: proper telephone etiquette, communicating with patients and physicians, organizational skills, records management, and appointment scheduling, Alberta Health Care billing, WCB claims, transcribing/ typing of medical letters, and understanding confidentiality within the medical field. In order to successfully complete the course, students must earn a grade of 75% or better and have a minimum of 85% attendance and active participation in class. Max 12 students. Instructor: Betty Szondi. COURSE ID: CA 0006 A: MON & WED | JAN 8 - FEB 14 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $625 + GST REGISTRATION DEADLINE: DEC 15 B: MATERIAL FEES: $45 + GST (MATERIAL FEE IS REQUIRED) C: MON & WED | APR 9 – MAY 16 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $625 + GST REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APR 3 D: MATERIAL FEES: $45 + GST (MATERIAL FEE IS REQUIRED)

COURSE ID: ON 0156 A: APR 2 - 27 | $259 + GST B: JUN 4 - 29 | $259 + GST

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34 SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS COURSE ID: CT 0183

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Social Media Foundations and Strategies NEW

This course will teach you to leverage multiple social networks and their users. Discover which networks are available, their primary demographics and chose the right platforms for your business. Know where to devote your time, energy and resources. You will be familiar with the most popular social networks and be able to focus on what elements of your business to consider when building your social media strategy. COURSE ID: CT 0184 A: THU | FEB 15 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | $99 + GST

Social Media Branding and Communications NEW

The visual world of social media is an important one to stand out in. Learn how to build your online brand and communicate to your target audience. Build your brand using design thinking and principles to create a visually cohesive extension of your business online. Discover how to build an online community around your business and interact with your followers and clients. This course will provide a look into graphic design for social media and community building and interaction. COURSE ID: CT 0185 A: THU | FEB 22 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $99 + GST

Social Media Analytics and Optimization NEW

Learn how to read and use social media data to determine what networks, resources and content are working the best for your business. Develop skills to optimize your content and posts and maximize the unique features of each social network. This course will give you the skills to produce a strong, unified online presence for your business or organization. COURSE ID: CT 0186 A: THU | MAR 1 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $99 + GST

Social Media Planning NEW

Prerequisite: Social Media Foundations and Strategies. This is a hands on workshop to use the skills and insights developed in the other Social Media for Business courses to create a custom social media marketing plan for use in your own business or organization. Instructor will provide assistance, feedback and advice. COURSE ID: CT 0187 A: THU | MAR 8 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $99 + GST

SOCIAL MEDIA Twitter ONLINE

Twitter is a hot social media platform these days – and everyone seems to be using it. Learn the best way to take advantage of the unique opportunities Twitter offers – and discover the best ways to create relationships and network with your key constituents. You will find out the best – and easiest – techniques for successful interactions in the Twitterverse. COURSE ID: ON 0041 A: FEB 5 – MAR 2 | $259 + GST B: APR 2 - 27 | $259 + GST

Facebook for Business ONLINE

Find out what goes on behind the scenes on Facebook Pages and how to increase the chances that your message is seen and acted on. Discover new tools and proven techniques to increase business and expand your reach. Discuss how to adapt your marketing message for the Facebook platform and how to integrate Facebook across all marketing areas. This is an advanced class and assumes you have started a Page on Facebook and have some basic knowledge of the platform. In includes the most current updates Facebook has made to Pages. COURSE ID: ON 0038 A: MAR 5 - 30 | $319 + GST B: MAY 7 – JUN 1 | $319 + GST

Linkedin for Business ONLINE

LinkedIn is the most popular business social network and the webs site for professionals to network, build business relationships, and provide or receive referrals. Most people rarely get beyond setting up a profile and therefore miss out on all the advanced features that have come to make LinkedIn so popular.

Learn how to set-up your personal profile so that it gets noticed by others. Discover how LinkedIn can be used to generate leads, recruit new employees, and find new jobs. This class will cover all the intricacies of LinkedIn to help you create, customize, and optimize your presence on LinkedIn. COURSE ID: ON 0066 A: APR 2 - 27 | $259 + GST B: JUN 4 - 29 | $259 + GST

Introduction to Social Media ONLINE

Get involved in the move from in-person to online communication. Learn what social media are and their role in your business and personal life. Find out the top sites and how businesses are using the sites for communication, customer retention, branding, marketing, market research, needs assessment and serving customers and clients. Explore the options for your organization. Look at case studies of what other organizations are doing. COURSE ID: ON 0026 A: FEB 5 - MAR 2 | $259 + GST B: APR 2 - 27 | $259 + GST

Marketing Using Social Media ONLINE

Develop a two-way communication and marketing strategy for your organization using social media. Let your instructor guide you in exploring major social media, including Twitter, LinkedIn, and blogging. Learn quick, easy ways to use Twitter, blogs and LinkedIn to engage your customers or clients and keep them interested in your organization or business. You’ll find out the advantages and disadvantages of each, and learn what’s right for your work and kind of organization. COURSE ID: ON 0027 A: MAR 5 - 30 | $259 + GST B: MAY 7 – JUN 1 | $259 + GST

Integrating Social Media in Your Organization ONLINE

Take away a practical strategy and techniques for implementing a social strategy for your organization or business. Learn the top five considerations when starting a social network as well as tips to manage an online community. Develop a manageable work flow and get productivity tips to be more efficient.  Learn what you might be doing wrong in social media as well as essential policies to have in place for your employees and company. See what trends are on the horizon and where your goals fit with those new trends. COURSE ID: ON 0028 A: APR 2 – APR 27 | $259 + GST B: JUN 4 - 29 | $259 + GST

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35 LEADERSHIP Customer Service Leadership ONLINE

Discover the keys to lead customer service with your team. From selecting customer service oriented employees to developing the best processes, you’ll find simple ways to increase your bottom line with outstanding customer service. By saving time and building lifelong customers you will develop lifelong customers. COURSE ID: ON 0198 A: MAR 5 - 30 | $259 + GST B: MAY 7 – JUN 1 | $259 + GST

Leadership Principles ONLINE

Especially for Gen Y (born 1980-1999), the course serves as the first of three in a series addressing the development of Generation Y leadership. Find out what it takes to become an effective leader. Discover your style of leadership. Discuss task completion, building relationships with your subordinates, becoming socially perceptive to changes in the workplace, utilizing your emotions in a positive and effective manner, and addressing challenging goals. Finally, the course offers the opportunity to perform a case study analysis of workplace conflicts that require effective leadership, allowing you to apply your unique leadership characteristics revealed through completing the class. COURSE ID: ON 0096 A: FEB 5 – MAR 2 | $189 + GST B: APR 2 - 27 | $189 + GST

Developing Your Leadership Skills ONLINE

Especially for future and emerging leaders in Gen Y, come discover the key concepts of being a leader and the best strategies for developing your leadership skills and influence. Leadership skills are acquired and learned. The action takes place in attending meetings, running meetings, interacting with others 1:1, and employing successful techniques to convince and influence others. COURSE ID: ON 0097 A: MAR 5 – 30 | $189 + GST B: MAY 7 – JUN 1 | $189 + GST

Developing Your Professional Career ONLINE

Have you ever wondered how do I get to that next level in my career? What does it take? This course will help you identify those skills that all great leaders possess, while learning new skills that will help take you to the next level. Learn how to incorporate a developed image and communication skills that will rocket you to that next level. COURSE ID: ON 0098 A: APR 2 - 27 | $189 + GST B: JUN 4 - 29 | $189 + GST

Executive Leadership in the 21st Century ONLINE

Discover information not available anywhere else about how the marketplace and business is changing. Then find out what executive leaders need to know about the new economy to position your organization for success moving forward. The nationally acclaimed book, Nine Shift: Work, life and education in the 21st Century, by William A. Draves and Julie Coates, is included in your course fee. COURSE ID: ON 0111 A: MAR 5 - 30 | $319 + GST B: MAY 7 – JUN 1 | $319 + GST

How to Avoid Fatal Leadership Errors ONLINE

Review cases of real leaders in business, education, and government who experienced initial success but ultimately failed because of their own actions. Find out the leading fatal leadership errors, inappropriate dispositions and attitudes, and lack of knowledge and skills. You will take away several practical recommendations to help you minimize these errors and help you perform your leadership role to an optimal level of efficiency. COURSE ID: ON 0112 A: APR 2 - 27 | $319 + GST B: JUN 4 - 29 | $319 + GST

PRESENTATION SKILLS Presentation Skills NEW ONLINE

Presentations. Whenever people here that word they have an emotional response. Some people get excited and others (most) get nervous. Tracy Morgan recently said something about this, and it was perfect, “People who are nervous can’t wait for it to end. But people who are excited can’t wait for it to begin.” In this class I will focus on two main topics: You and Them. I will also give you ideas on how to maintain eye contact, what to do when your equipment fails and the Top 10 Things you must do before you present. This course is designed to give you exercises that you can do on your own to strengthen your presentation muscle and maintain a great attitude when it comes to presenting. COURSE ID: ON 0201 A: MAR 5 - 30 | $259 + GST B: MAY 7 – JUN 1 | $259 + GST

Photoshop for Presentations ONLINE

Acquire the skills to navigate an extensive list of Photoshop features. You will gain both a foundational and advanced understanding of the popular software, and practice the most commonly used methods, such as managing text, working with layers, and

image file properties. You will find out the purpose of each photo-editing tool and walk away with the skills to use them. You will even learn what the pros know. COURSE ID: ON 0079 A: MAR 5 - 30 | $259 + GST B: MAY 7 – JUN 1 | $259 + GST

Effective Electronic Presentations NEW ONLINE

Did you know most electronic presentations are built for the presenter and not the audience? Add impact to your presentations by using the most effective designs. It’s not about the software. It’s about how your audience processes your information. You’ll find simple, key ideas that will maximize your presentation for all learning styles. These ideas you’ll not find anywhere else. COURSE ID: ON 0202 A: APR 2 - 27 | $259 + GST B: JUN 4 - 29 | $259 + GST

Powerful Presentations & Effective Speaking Techniques ONLINE

Nearly every job or business has an element of speaking, presentations, or sales. This course will allow you to master all three and accelerate your success in every aspect of your career. Learn everything from voice and speech basics like proper breathing, diction and enunciation, all the way to specific presentation templates and techniques that will allow you to deliver your presentations with ease and confidence. From the boardroom, to the class-room, to speaking for thousands of people, there are several critical factors that every speaker must master. You will learn how to effectively deliver a presentation to one person across the table, in front of a small group in a boardroom, from on-stage for a large audience, and host tele-seminars or webinars online. COURSE ID: ON 0104 A: FEB 5 – MAR 2 | $259 + GST B: APR 2 - 27 | $259 + GST

Infographics ONLINE

After taking this course in “Infographics”, students will be exposed to a powerful, concise way to present information. The course begins with a history of Infographics and the types of infographics used in Business, Education and Industry. Students will be exposed to Pinterest and other web-based sources of infographics. The course proceeds to an exposure to various user-friendly infographic creation websites. Students will learn the basics of designing infographics and be able to make their own simple infographic. COURSE ID: ON 0157 A: FEB 5 – MAR 2 | $259 + GST B: APR 2 - 27 | $259 + GST

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36 Graphic Design for Visual Presentations

Focusing on the most critical components of the Business Plan enables you to uncover hidden risks and assess the business from a marketing, management, and financial vantage point.

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Make your visual presentations look professional, and communicate effectively. Get the latest most advanced techniques on graphic design principles, including page layout, typography and basic design considerations. Take away more skills to create an effective and beautiful visual presentation on any presentation software program that you choose.

COURSE ID: ON 0069 A: MAR 5 - 30 | $259 + GST B: MAY 7 – JUN 1 | $259 + GST

MARKETING AND SALES Strategic Selling with Social Media

COURSE ID: ON 0080 A: APR 2 - 27 | $259 + GST B: JUN 4 - 29 | $259 + GST

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP Entrepreneur Boot Camp ONLINE

Starting a business is something that all of us have thought about at one time or another. Everyone wants to be their own boss.  Yet statistics show that most businesses fail within the first five years. This course provides insight into the characteristics, knowledge and skills needed to become a successful entrepreneur. At the end of this course, you will be able to identify the abilities required of successful entrepreneurs and how to acquire them, develop goals to help establish your business, develop an outline for your plan, and take home techniques to successfully manage your new business. COURSE ID: ON 0034 A: FEB 5 – MAR 2 | $259 + GST B: APR 2 - 27 | $259 + GST

Entrepreneurial Marketing ONLINE

This course offers you a step by step approach to attract and keep customers, all within a realistic budget. With an emphasis on customer-driven marketing decisions, you will learn how to build a strong brand, analyze which tactics to use, and implement your marketing plan. Whether you are starting a business or growing an existing one, you will take away practical marketing tips and tools that you can use to improve your marketing efforts. COURSE ID: ON 0070 A: APR 2 - 27 | $259 + GST B: JUN 4 - 29 | $259 + GST

The Business Plan ONLINE

Whether starting a business or growing the one you have, a business plan serves as a roadmap and can help secure needed funding. In this course, you evaluate the many aspects and potential hurdles of the business and  build the Business Plan, one step at a time. This practical, hands-on approach encourages you to immerse yourself in the vision and planning aspects of your business. 

Social media and digital technologies, when understood and leveraged effectively, can enable you to find new clients and motivate these clients to take action in more efficient and strategic ways. Social media sales solutions can help you save time, save money and make money throughout the sales cycle from prospecting to referrals to closing sales. COURSE ID: ON 0181 A: FEB 5 – MAR 2 | $259 + GST B: APR 2 - 27 | $259 + GST

Getting Started in Sales NEW ONLINE

Finding new clients or customers can be challenging, reaching out to them and actually making a sale is a whole other thing. Whether you are a beginner new to the sales process or a seasoned professional who loves selling, understanding the basic steps of sales and freeing your mind of negativity is the foundation to your business success. Save time, money and effort with these tried and true proven sales techniques that are guaranteed to deliver proven results. COURSE ID: ON 0182 A: MAR 5 - 30 | $259 + GST B: MAY 7 – JUN 1 | $259 + GST

No matter what product or service you represent, there are powerful strategies that will help you become a top-producing sales person. Gain a better understanding of the importance of the sales function and learn new skills in relationship management, prospecting, customer management, and delivering a compelling sales presentation. Move yourself or your sales team to increased success. COURSE ID: ON 0183 A: APR 2 - 27 | $259 + GST B: JUN 4 - 29 | $259 + GST

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Content Marketing ONLINE

You have a website, but why will your customers want to come back or buy something or take action? Do you really know who you are selling to? Do you know what you want to say to them? Do you know how you want to say it? Discover ways to identify who your ideal audience is. Learn how to create content that is engaging and purposeful. Find out what you want to say to them. Explore where you want to say it. And finally, find out how you want to say it. In one month, you will be better equipped to create your own content marketing strategy and create a content-rich website that exceeds the needs of your visitors.  COURSE ID: ON 0174 A: MAR 5 - 30 | $259 + GST B: MAY 7 – JUN 1 | $259 + GST

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Introduction to Inbound Marketing

Get under the hood of inbound marketing and learn how to monitor measure and manage the integrated results of your inbound marketing activities at a more advanced level. We’ll focus on the data that actually matters and how it is influenced by visitor/user engagement.  Gain deeper insights into user behavior; learn how to track meaningful conversions, measure visitor engagement and how to use landing pages more effectively – including how to create forms that get results. COURSE ID: ON 0175 A: APR 2 - 27 | $259 + GST B: JUN 4 - 29 | $259 + GST

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37 Introduction to Mobile Marketing

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The way consumers are interacting with brands and connecting to the world is changing because of mobiles. Find out about location-based marketing, mobile payments, QR codes, applications, and mobile coupons. You will learn how mobile marketing can increase your capabilities to retain current customers and gain new ones. COURSE ID: ON 0056 A: FEB 5 – MAR 2 | $259 + GST B: APR 2 - 27 | $259 + GST

Creating Cell Phone Apps for Your Business ONLINE

(Non-technical course) In this four-week course, we will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how non-technical users can build, deploy and market smartphone applications across Android, iPhone and Blackberry platforms. The course is ideal for business owners and executives who want to understand how smartphone applications can be inexpensively built, and also for technical users who want to understand to how quickly deploy smartphone applications. COURSE ID: ON 0057 A: MAR 5 - 30 | $319 + GST B: MAY 7 – JUN 4 | $319 + GST

Acquire the basic skills to boost your web site traffic, including how to analyze your visitor traffic, how to use search engine optimization to get greater visibility and exposure in Google searches, and how to redesign your web site copy to increase your visitors and results. No experience necessary, but if you are at an advanced level, your instructor is an SEO expert and can answer your toughest questions as well. COURSE ID: ON 0023 A: MAR 5 - 30 | $259 + GST B: MAY 7 – JUN 1 | $259 + GST

Online Advertising ONLINE

Get the keys to making online advertising work for you and your organization. See how pay-per-click advertising with Google AdWords works.  Find out how to test low budget Adword campaigns. Learn how you can target local audiences.  Then discover Facebook advertising and how you can determine the demographics and even numbers of people you want to reach. No experience necessary, but if you are at an advanced level, your instructor is an online ad expert and can answer your toughest questions as well. COURSE ID: ON 0024

Advanced Mobile Marketing ONLINE

Learn how to promote your app on the web, build a landing page for your app, and advanced tracking of your application usage. Then take home a blueprint for creating guidelines and standards for your mobile marketing effort, and how to measure its success. You will leave this course with the knowledge to implement a mobile marketing plan for your organization. COURSE ID: ON 0058 A: APR 2 - 27 | $319 + GST B: JUN 4 - 29 | $319 + GST

Improving Email Promotions ONLINE

Discover new ways to improve your email promotions, including when to email, what to email, and testing email copy. Then find out how to analyze your email response rates, including getting the bench marks for open rates and click through rates.  Learn how to improve your email promotion and responses with tracking and testing. Get a basic introduction to email promotions. If you are advanced, your instructor is an email expert and can answer your toughest questions as well. COURSE ID: ON 0022 A: FEB 5 – MAR 2 | $259 + GST B: APR 2 – 27 | $259 + GST

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Identity Theft NEW ONLINE

Identity theft continues to grow. Now more than 50 percent of identity theft occurs in the workplace. Learn to addresses both private and workplace concerns. You will receive information about the basic, commonsense steps necessary to protect your identity and assets. Then develop comprehensive expertise in how to deter data theft, detect fraud, and minimize the impact of any damage inflicted. Your instructor, George Vroustouris, focuses his work on identity management including individual privacy rights, security, web identity, digital assets, and reputation management. He is a nationally certified Identity Protection Advisor through the Identity Management Institute Center for Identity Governance. He will utilize curriculum developed and utilized nationally by Undo Identity Theft Inc. COURSE ID: ON 0184 A: MAR 5 - 30 | $259 + GST B: MAY 7 – JUN 1 | $259 + GST

This course will give you a basic understanding of how to analyze data in a business setting. Businesses look for candidates with an understanding of how to analyze the data they have been collecting; this course will help you start on that journey. COURSE ID: ON 0072 A: FEB 5 – MAR 2 | $259 + GST B: APR 2 - 27 | $259 + GST

Intermediate Data Analysis ONLINE

Many of your business decisions involve comparing groups for differences. For example, would men and women prefer different product features? In addition, you may look at relationships between variables. Does product recognition relate to subsequent product purchase? This Intermediate Data Analysis course will introduce you to the statistics behind these group differences and relationships. In addition, you’ll learn how to work with ratings, graphs and userfriendly reports of statistical results. COURSE ID: ON 0073 A: MAR 5 - 30 | $259 + GST B: MAY 7 – JUN 1 | $259 + GST

Advanced Data Analysis ONLINE

After taking this advanced course in Data Analysis, you will be able to perform inquiries that will be useful to your business or organization, and have the skill necessary to communicate these results through graphs and text that your fellow employees will understand. Take the guesswork out of important company decisions and make decisions based on statistically significant information. COURSE ID: ON 0074 A: APR 2 - 27 | $259 + GST B: JUN 4 - 29 | $259 + GST

Dealing with Difficult People in the Workplace ONLINE

Dealing with difficult personalities and broaching challenging subjects is a workplace necessity and takes skill, tact, and confidence. Gain skills to be an effective team member and leader in the workplace by taking control of the conversation, managing your reactions, and navigating problematic interactions with ease. These skills will guide you to find your voice and communicate effectively in workplace interactions, making day-to-day interactions run smoothly. COURSE ID: ON 0208 A: FEB 5 – MAR 2 | $319 + GST B: APR 2 - 27 | $319 + GST

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38 Female Bullying in the Workplace ONLINE

Recently we have seen an upsurge of individuals claiming bullying in the workplace. The phenomenon of females being bullied by other females has been discussed in recent years in the media but little has been done to combat or try to deal with the problem. Both females and males need to understand about relational aggression in the workplace. This course is designed to not only help you understand this growing issue but to also help you to not become a victim of of workplace bullying.

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Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers explains the financial concepts and accounting processes used in most businesses and will provide practical techniques that will increase your effectiveness and career. Get a foundation to understand the seven steps in the accounting cycle and use financial information in decision making. Come away with the knowledge to analyze resource allocation and evaluate financial performance. COURSE ID: ON 0135 A: FEB 5 – MAR 2 | $259 + GST B: APR 2 - 27 | $259 + GST

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Grammar Refresher

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In today’s business environment, employers expect employees to have a solid set of interpersonal skills. The ability to solve problems quickly and effectively is a critical interpersonal skill well worth developing. Using the problem solving model in this course will enable you to be more successful. Interpersonal and business relationships fail because of poor problem solving. Find out how to recognize problems and deal with them more appropriately. You will take home techniques relevant for any organization or group context, but can also be easily adapted to work at an individual level.

A: MAR 5 – 30 | $259 + GST B: MAY 7 – JUN 1 | $259 + GST

Applying Lean Sigma Practices to HR Functions

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TRADES & INDUSTRY

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY CERTIFICATE

CERTIFICATES AUTOCAD OPERATOR CERTIFICATE

AutoCAD has become a necessary skill for individuals in industries ranging from architecture to engineering to interior design. Through the four courses offered in this certificate, you’ll become comfortable in both two-dimensional (2D) and threedimensional (3D) drawing using AutoCAD software as well as digital drafting, allowing you to communicate your design clearly and give it the showcase it deserves. Software is not provided for personal use, but if you are a student registered in any AutoCAD course, you are eligible to download the student software free of charge from the AutoDesk website. A USB memory stick is required for all AutoCAD courses. Instructor: Hélio Colaço

Textbooks and Materials for the OHS Program  The common textbook required for all classes is the most current version of the OHS Act, Regulation and Code: 2009. It will be assumed by instructors of all classes that students have access to a copy of this text.  All textbooks will be available for purchase at the MHC Bookstore. Textbook returns are subject to the MHC Bookstore’s policies.  It is recommended that textbooks be purchased after course registration deadline.  The material fee is optional, material will be available online (Blackboard). Material fees will not be refunded after the Registration Deadline.

Course 1: AutoCAD 2D-1

Health and Safety Law

AutoCAD 2D-1 is part one of a two-part hands-on series focusing on the twodimensional features and commands in AutoCAD. Topics include: AutoCAD interface, AutoCAD theory, syntax, inserting 2D geometry (lines, circles, arcs, points), move, copy, rotate, scale, mirror, array, stretch, fillets, chamfers, trim, extend, offset, inquiry, grids, text, line types, and layers. This course will also introduce drafting fundamentals in preparation for Digital Drafting with AutoCAD. Prerequisite: Students looking to complete the AutoCAD Operator Certificate should be proficient in basic computer skills such as mouse/keyboarding, creating files and folders, moving files, locating files, copy/paste, email, and selecting printer devices. If you feel you need additional work in this area, consider starting with Introduction to Microsoft Office Applications for the PC, see page ??.

(Core Course) As a health and safety practitioner your practice is governed by an array of Federal and Provincial legislation and policy. This course will guide you through the key elements of the regulatory environment governing workplace safety including: the framework of occupational health and safety in Alberta, your organization’s obligations, jurisdictional considerations, an overview of your ethical and legal responsibilities as a safety professional. Instructor: Angie Anton Pickup Date for pre-course work: Jan 19. Pre-course work must be completed before first class.

COURSE ID: CT 0201 A: TUE & THU | FEB 6 – MAR 8 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | $495 + GST B: REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: AUTOCAD 2016 AND AUTOCAD LT 2016 NO EXPERIENCE; $75 + GST REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2018

Course 2: AutoCAD 2D-2 AutoCAD 2D-2 is part two of the hands-on series focusing on two-dimensional features and commands available in AutoCAD. Topics include: advanced editing techniques, graphic manipulation, grips, crosshatching, dimensioning, dimensioning styles, layouts, templates, blocks, reference files, advanced text, text styles, special objects, and plotting. Prerequisite: AutoCAD 2D-1

COURSE ID: WH 0036 A: SAT & SUN | JAN 27, 28, FEB 10 & 11 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM | $745 + GST B: MATERIAL FEES: $45 + GST REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JAN 15 REQUIRED TEXT: OHS ACT, REGULATION AND CODE BOOK: 2009

Risk Management & Communication (Elective Course) Effective Risk Management, including the ability to communicate risk with the community, is necessary for success in today’s business world. Today risk management and communication are often a regulated activity.

Learn what is required to implement an effective risk management system; including the tools, people and systems for identification of hazards, evaluating the associated risks, and if acceptable what needs to be done to manage those risks effectively. Human factor issues have been at the root of approximately 80% of incidents, therefore the course will also focus on these “human factor” issues. Instructor: Joe Cartwright Pickup Date for pre-course work: Feb 16. Pre-course work must be completed before first class. COURSE ID: WH 0037 A: SAT & SUN | FEB 24, 25, MAR 10 & 11 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM | $745 + GST B: MATERIAL FEES: $45 + GST REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FEB 9

Fundamentals of Disability Management (Elective Course) The need to control costs arising from occupational injury or disease has become a greater priority in today’s financial reality. Human rights issues, individual rights, employer responsibilities, and other contemporary issues further complicate these concerns. This course is designed to help you understand the relationship of these complex issues and develop a basic strategy for managing disability claims. Instructor: Angie Anton Pickup Date for pre-course work: Mar 29. Pre-course work must be completed before first class. COURSE ID: WH 0042 A: S  AT & SUN | APR 7, 8, 21 & 22 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM | $745 + GST B: MATERIAL FEES: $45 + GST REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MAR 22

Organizational Behaviour (Core Course) Explores the theory and practice of the organization in three major parts: the organizational environment, the organizational structure, and the behavior of groups and individuals within an organization. Topics will include the social role of managers, organizational structure, individual perception, motivation, decision making and leadership, communication, teamwork, and stress in the work place. Instructor: Miranda Davies COURSE ID: WH 0045 A: FRI, SAT & SUN | APR 27, 28, 29, MAY 4, 5 & 6 FRI: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM SAT: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM SUN: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM | $745 + GST REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APR 18 REQUIRED TEXT: CANADIAN ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR, 9TH ED

COURSE ID: CT 0202 A: TUE & THU | APR 10 – MAY 10 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | $495 + GST

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40 Management of Health and Safety Systems Prerequisite: Introductions to Health and Safety Systems. (Core Course) Effectively developing, managing, and measuring the effectiveness of health and safety systems is a challenge for all health and safety professionals. This course will introduce students to the basic issues and provide tools to make the task easier. This course presents an overview of factors influencing the success of health and safety systems. These factors include understanding organizational “safety culture”, understanding effective and efficient management principles, establishing priorities, measuring program success, presenting information effectively, analyzing financial impacts of programs. This course will provide a basic overview of management skills and principles and how they apply to the development of safety systems within an organization or company. Instructor: Merrick Brown Pick up of pre-course work: Apr 27. Pre-course work must be completed prior to first class. COURSE ID: WH 0041 A: SAT & SUN | MAY 26, 27, JUN 2 & 3 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM | $745 + GST B: MATERIAL FEES: $45 + GST REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APR 20 REQUIRED TEXT: OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY THEORY, STRATEGY THEORY, STRATEGY & INDUSTRY PRACTICE, 3RD ED.

HOME INSPECTION CERTIFICATE

Required Courses: The 10-courses will be delivered through a blended approach of printed material and online sessions. Each of the 10 courses require a minimum of 42 hours of study and you can work from the comfort of your own home or office. Exercises and practical quizzes allow you to check your level of understanding with feedback. All Courses: courses begin the 1st business day of each month. Students must register by the 15th of the prior month. (I.E. register by Sep 15, to start Oct 1). Students will have up to 6 months to complete each course. Courses can be taken in any order. All Courses: online/ongoing registration each semester (winter/spring, summer & fall) Course fees: $295 + GST per course Textbooks and Materials are an additional $250 + shipping and handling per course. Upon registration students will receive an email with a ‘promo code’ and details on how to place their order for the textbook and materials.

Home Inspection - 01 Roofing ONLINE

This course discusses both sloped and flat roof construction. Extensive descriptions and illustrations help to explain flashing details and the intersections that are often problems on roofs. Roof problems, causes and implications are identified for all of the common roofing materials. Included are sections on how to inspect roofs and what to watch for with various roofing materials. All the structural elements of a building from the footings and foundations to the floor, wall and roof assemblies are addressed in detail. Elements of good construction are illustrated, along with common failure modes and how to identify them. COURSE ID: TT 0121

Home Inspection - 02 Structure ONLINE

All the structural elements of a building from the footings and foundations to the floor, wall and roof assemblies are addressed in detail. Elements of good construction are explained and illustrated, along with common failure modes and how to identify them. COURSE ID: TT 0122

Home Inspection - 03 Electrical ONLINE

This program starts with a description of house electricity and develops an understanding of the basics. The course moves on to address getting electricity into the house, and distributing it safely to its end-use points including switches, lights and receptacles. The course is designed to provide people who do not have an electrical background with the skills necessary to perform the electrical part of a professional home inspection. COURSE ID: TT 0123

Home Inspection - 04 Heating ONLINE

This course provides an introduction to residential heating systems, starting with a description of fuels and then focusing on furnaces and boilers. Detailed instructions on operational tests, common failure modes and life expectancies of various systems are included.

BUILT ENVIRONMENT ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY Learn about the built environments that we live in by studying • mechanical engineering technology • civil engineering technology • building design technology

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COURSE ID: TT 0124

Home Inspection - 05 Heating ONLINE

The heating discussion is continued with a focus on chimneys, wood heating, fireplaces, steam heating, electric heating systems and space heaters. Each topic starts with a description of how the system works. Again, this course concentrates on inspection strategies, test procedures and problem identification. COURSE ID: TT 0125

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41 Home Inspection - 06 Air Conditioning / Heating ONLINE

These complicated mechanical systems are broken down into simple components. The course starts with basic principles of operation and builds an understanding. Considerable detail is provided on how these systems fail. Upon completion, the learner is able to test and inspect air conditioning and heat pump systems as a professional home inspector. COURSE ID: TT 0126

Home Inspection - 07 Plumbing ONLINE

The plumbing course is broken into four segments - supply piping, water heaters, waste piping, and plumbing fixtures. The physics of water is covered at the beginning in a simple, common sense way. Instruction on how systems work and common failure modes is provided. Again, the illustrations add significantly to the learning experience. COURSE ID: TT 0127

Home Inspection - 08 Exterior ONLINE

This subject covers retaining walls, grounds, window wells, lot grading, driveways, patios, walkways, decks, balconies, stoops and steps, porches, railings, wall cladding, flashing trim, eaves, soffits, fascia, as well as exterior doors and windows. Students learn to describe the exterior wall covering and inspect all aspects of the exterior named above. COURSE ID: TT 0128

Home Inspection - 09 Insulation and Interior ONLINE

Focus is on the Inspection of thermal insulation, vapor barrier and ventilation systems, as well as the Inspection of interior elements of residential dwellings such as walls, ceilings, floors, basements, doors, windows, interior stairs/railings, installed counter tops and cabinets, and garage doors/door operators. COURSE ID: TT 0129

Home Inspection - 10 Communication and Professional Practice

PRE-EMPLOYMENT TRADES PROGRAMS

Pre-Employment Trades programs cover the same material as the first year period Apprenticeship program, but also include many additional hours of hands-on practice, safety training and essential employability skills. Students do not have to be employed / indentured before they start their training. Students who successfully complete the program will have skills equivalent to a First Year Trades Apprentice and will be eligible to write the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training First Year Period Exam for the Trade. These programs are designed to help individuals become more marketable when seeking employment in the Trades. Students will gain the entry-level skills they need to give them a better chance of getting hired and becoming indentured as Apprentices. These programs are ideal for those looking for a new career or career change.

Pre-Employment Electrical MEDICINE HAT Campus $4,650; BOOKS/MATERIALS: $500 (APPROX.), AIT EXAM: $150 JAN 9 – APR 7, 2018 TUE & THU | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM SAT | 9:00 AM - 4:00PM PLUS 12 HOURS/ WEEK OF ONLINE WORK REGISTRATION DEADLINE: DEC 15, 2017

Pre-Employment Plumbing MEDICINE HAT Campus $5,200; BOOKS/MATERIALS: $700 (APPROX.), AIT EXAM: $150 JAN 15 – APR 10, 2018 MON – FRI | 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM REGISTRATION DEADLINE: DEC 15, 2017

Pre-Employment Carpentry MEDICINE HAT Campus $5,100; BOOKS/MATERIALS: $500 (APPROX.), AIT EXAM: $345 APR 2 – JUN 25, 2018 MON – FRI | 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM OR 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM DEPENDING ON LAB AVAILABILITY REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FEB 26, 2018

Pre-Employment Plumbing BROOKS Campus $5,200; BOOKS/MATERIALS: $700 (APPROX.), AIT EXAM: $150 SEP 4 – DEC 14, 2018 MON, WED, FRI (TUE CLASS WHEN MONDAY IS HOLIDAY) | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM REGISTRATION DEADLINE: AUG 4, 2018

POWER ENGINEERING 4th Class Power Engineering - Power Lab This course is approved by the Alberta Boiler Safety Association (ABSA) and meets the standard for a 4th class power lab and is considered equivalent to six months power plant experience required by the Power Engineering Regulation for a 4th class power engineer. Topics and Competencies include:  Boiler fittings, boiler controls, and safe work practices within a power lab.  Start up, operation, and shut down of a low pressure boiler, high pressure firetube, and high pressure watertube boiler.  Start up, operation and shut down of all power plant auxiliary equipment (including: feedwater pumps, turbines, generators).  Boiler water treatment testing and control parameters. Evaluation: Students must complete a minimum 200 hours in the Medicine Hat College power lab in order to be eligible to obtain an ABSA 4th Class Power Engineering Certificate. Students will be expected to attend all scheduled classes. A grade will be issued based on completed assignments, daily operation and a Final Practical Operation Exam. A certificate of completion will be issued to students who successfully complete all required elements of the program. Please note: This course is a non-credit course, and is not part of the Power Engineering Diploma Program. For more information about the Diploma program please contact Advising at 403.529.3819. This course is not considered a course equivalency for any section of the MHC Power Engineering Diploma program. Prerequisite: Successful completion of 4th Class Power Engineering Part A theory course and registration in Part B from a recognized post-secondary institution. This course will be offered in Fall 2018, if you are interested in this course, please call 403.502.8975 or email eferris@mhc. ab.ca to put your name on the interest list.

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The professional Home Inspector is required, both verbally and in writing, to describe the Inspection process and communicate Inspection findings to the client. It is important that the Home Inspector be able to communicate clearly and effectively to ensure that clients understand the Inspection results and the report. Students develop their oral and written communication skills, and learn the reporting requirements and proper conduct for a professional Home Inspector.

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42 Second Class Power Engineering Exam Preparation Courses

TRADES

Cross Connection Control Testers Specialist Certification

Self-study for long-answer format Second Class Power Engineering ABSA exams can be challenging. Each Preparation Course has been designed to cover topics specific to the ABSA exam syllabus. Emphasis during each course is to prepare the student for typical exam questions and ensuring proper long-answer format responses techniques. Because of the compressed nature of these preparation courses, students should be familiar with all syllabus topics prior to the course beginning. These courses are ideally suited for Power Engineers who are actively pursuing their Second Class Certificate. Courses can be taken separately or all together.

Master Electrician

Cross Connection Control is a systemic approach used to protect our drinking water from pollution and contamination. This course covers a comprehensive description and hands-on testing of the backflow prevention devices used to protect our drinking water. Topics include: causes of backflow, terms and definitions relating to cross connection control, selection of backflow prevention devices, determining hazard classification, maintenance of devices and approved testing procedures. This course is designed for plumbers, pipefitters, sprinkler fitters, and those who are involved in the installation and maintenance of back flow prevention devices. Others who work in the drinking water industry may find this program useful for their job or position. The written and practical exams will be held on the last day of classes. Training Credit: 3.0 CEUs Note: All participants must bring a calculator to class. Note: Textbooks costs will not be refunded after the Registration Deadline.

COURSE ID: TT 0090 PAPER 2A1 – APPLIED MECHANICS AND CODES A: SAT & SUN | FEB 3 – 11 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM | $1500 + GST

COURSE ID: TT 0091 PAPER 2A2 – THERMODYNAMICS AND METALLURGY A: SAT & SUN | FEB 24 – MAR 4 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM | $1500 + GST

COURSE ID: TT 0092 PAPER 2A3 – BOILERS, PUMPS AND WATER TREATMENT A: SAT & SUN | MAR 17 & 18 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM | $900 + GST

COURSE ID: TT 0093 PAPER 2B1 – TURBINES AND DRAFTING A: SAT & SUN | APR 7 & 8 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM | $900 + GST

COURSE ID: TT 0094 PAPER 2B2 – FUELS AND COMBUSTION A: SAT & SUN | APR 21 & 22 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM | $900 + GST

COURSE ID: TT 0095 PAPER 2B3 – ELECTRICAL AND REFRIGERATION A: SAT & SUN | MAY 5 - 13 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM | $1500 + GST

Attention: Journeyman Electricians! The emphasis of this course will be on correct interpretation and application of the Canadian Electrical Code and Alberta Regulations. Regulations of Occupational Health and Safety, the Workers Compensation Board and Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training will also be addressed. If you have been a Journeyman Electrician for three years, you qualify to write the Master Electrician Exam. This course will help you to prepare. The exam is optional and must be arranged by the individual. Exam times and locations are posted on the Safety Codes Council website. Note: Please bring a current edition of the 2015 Canadian Electrical Code book and a calculator. Prerequisite: Alberta Electrician Certificate of Proficiency. Instructor: Sean White. COURSE ID: TT 0210 A: TUE & SAT | JAN 16 - FEB 27 TUE: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM SAT: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | $995 + GST REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JAN 2

B-Pressure Welding - Uphill This course consists of preparing a Journeyman Welder for challenging the B-Pressure Qualification Test. Students will prepare and weld on 6” Schedule 80 pipe in the 2G & 5G positions. At the end of the course the student may challenge the official Alberta B-Pressure Performance Qualification Test (if eligible). Max: 8 participants. Prerequisite: Journeyman Welding Certificate.

COURSE ID: TT 0200 A: WED - SAT | APR 25 - 28 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | $895 + GST (AWWA CERTIFICATION FEE NOT INCLUDED IN TUITION); B: REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: CANADIAN NATIONAL CROSS CONNECTION CONTROL MANUAL 2011; $100 + GST REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APR 9 (AWWA CERTIFICATION FEE NOT INCLUDED IN TUITION)

Note: The AWWA certification fee is $100 plus GST (valid for 5 years) and can be paid with cheque or credit card at the time of the test to Western Canada Section AWWA.

COURSE ID: TT 0020 A: TUE & THU | MAR 20 – APR 19 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $895 + GST

Need specific training in your trade? Your employer can pay for your education with the help of an excellent grant! The Canada-Alberta Job Grant will reimburse employers for up to 2/3 of training costs, to a maximum of $10,000 per employee.

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Cross Connection Control Tester Specialist Certification - Refresher Refresher students must have a current (2011) set of Cross Connection Control Test Procedures from the Western Canada Section AWWA (call 1.877.283.2003 for more information). The Cross Connection Control Tester Specialist Certificate must be renewed every 5 years. All students must bring a calculator to class. The written and practical exams will be held on the last day of classes. COURSE ID: TT 0201 A: WED – SAT | APR 25 - 28 APR 25 - 27: 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM APR 28: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | $465 + GST REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APR 9 (AWWA CERTIFICATION FEE NOT INCLUDED IN TUITION)

Note: The AWWA certification fee is $100 plus GST (valid for 5 years) and can be paid with cheque or credit card at the time of the test to Western Canada Section AWWA.

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43 Canada’s Ozone Layer Protection Awareness Program Formally the Refrigerant Handling Certificate. Based on Environment Canada’s “Code of Practice for Reducing CFC Emissions in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems,” this environmental awareness training course deals with the proper handling of CFC/HCFC/HFC’s and will prepare participants for complying with Provincial and Federal regulations covering refrigeration and air conditioning systems. Specific topics covered are: CFC’s and the ozone layer; isolation valving; recommended components; leak detection methods; system charging procedures; special maintenance provisions; refrigerant recover, reuse, recycle and reclamation equipment. The training is suitable for all personnel handling CFC’s in residential, commercial, industrial, domestic, automotive and mobile applications. Fee includes course manual. NOTE: Work on refrigeration/ evacuating systems must be performed by a certified Journeyperson. COURSE ID: TT 0040 A: SAT | MAY 5 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | $245 + GST

Asbestos Abatement Certification NEW

This is a two day course facilitated by Alberta Safety & Environmental Services (AES) Ltd. Course Outline DAY 1

 Asbestos Overview  Health Effects of Exposure to Asbestos  Asbestos and Alberta OHS Legislation, Ac, Regulations and Codes  Asbestos Abatement Methods DAY 2

 Personal Protective Equipment  Methods for Monitoring and Analysis  Other Health and Safety Considerations  Review of Course Material  Exam Note: Participants must be cleanshaven to use PPE masks.

Basic Welding Become familiar with the most common weld­ing jobs so that they can be done successfully and safely. Gain some independence and learn about basic maintenance you can perform yourself at home, on the farm, or on the job. This course will expose students to a variety of welding processes including Oxyfuel cutting, Stick/Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) and MIG/Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW). You will be introduced to theoretical practices and practical use of the various processes in a safe manner. Coveralls or denim clothing, safety footwear, welding gloves and safety glasses are required on the first evening (not supplied). COURSE ID: TT 0001 A: TUE & THU | JAN 23 – FEB 15 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $655 + GST

Women in Welding – Garden Flowers NEW

Have you always wanted to learn how to weld? Come learn the basics of welding in a supportive and comfortable environment made just for women and take home something cool at the end of the class! In this course, you will learn how to safely use various materials, tools, and techniques for basic welding to make 2 garden flowers out of common materials such as washers, nuts and screws. You will learn welding safety and the theories of welding along with time spent in shop for cutting, tacking and artistic designing on metal. Coveralls or denim clothing, safety footwear, welding gloves and safety glasses are required on the first evening (not supplied). Welding helmets will be provided.

COURSE ID: DY 0091

SAVINGS! Take BOTH Women in Welding – Garden Flowers and Women in Welding – Metal Wall Art for only $432 + GST Women in Welding – Metal Wall Art NEW

Have you always wanted to learn how to weld? Come learn the basics of welding in a supportive and comfortable environment made just for women and take home something cool at the end of the class! Want to create a modern piece of metal art for your walls? In this course, you will learn how to safely use various materials, tools, and techniques for basic welding to make a 11”x16” piece of art out of circular metal tubing. You will learn welding safety and the theories of welding along with time spent in shop using the pedestal grinder and pedestal wire buffing wheels, cutting, tacking and artistic designing on metal. Coveralls or denim clothing, safety footwear, welding gloves and safety glasses are required on the first evening (not supplied). Welding helmets will be provided. COURSE ID: DY 0092 A: FRI & SAT | MAY 11 & 12     FRI: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM      SAT: 9:00AM – 3:00 PM | $315 + GST REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APR 27

COURSE ID: DY 0090 A: MON & WED | APR 16 & 18     6:30 PM - 9:00 PM | $165 + GST REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APR 2

COURSE ID: TT 0029 A: THU & FRI | MAR 1 - 2 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM | $495 + GST

THE BLUE SEAL CERTIFICATION Business Proficiency Designation was established by the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board to encourage and recognize business training. If you are a certified Alberta Journeyperson in a designated trade or occupation, earning a Blue Seal proves that you not only meet Alberta’s high industry standards, but you also have the drive to develop your business skills. Medicine Hat College is an approved provider of training. To earn a Blue Seal you must complete 150 hours of study in business courses. There are 18 business subject areas you may study. For more information, visit www.mhc.ab.ca/continuing-studies.

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WORKPLACE HEALTH & SAFETY

Note: The Coiled Tubing Certificate will expire the same date as the individuals Well Service Blowout Prevention Certificate and will be subject to the same renewal requirements. Note: Refunds will not be issued within 5 business days of the course start date. COURSE ID: WH 0086

OIL AND GAS SAFETY TRAINING

A: FRI | MAR 16 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM | $430 + GST B: FRI | JUN 1 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM | $430 + GST C: FRI | OCT 19 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM | $430 + GST

Safety Management & Regulatory Awareness for Wellsite Supervision (SARA)

For Energy Safety Canada dates available in Brooks, please see page 67 Well Service Blowout Prevention (WSBOP) This four-day course is aimed at the service rig operators, service rig managers, wellsite supervisors, field foremen, production foremen and production engineers involved in well killing operations on the service rig. Topics covered include: Sources and magnitude of pressures, causes of kicks, BOP equipment, kick warning signs, crew positions and duties, well shut-in procedures, well killing procedures, calculations and government regulations. Upon successful completion of the Well Service Blowout Prevention examination, the candidate will be issued the required Well Service Blowout Prevention certificate, valid for five years. Students are reminded to please bring a calculator to class. Note: Students are required to have a hard hat, safety glasses, steel-toed work boots and coveralls for the practical component. Note: Refunds will not be issued within 5 business days of the course start date. COURSE ID: WH 0085 A: MON – THU | MAR 12 – 15 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM | $880 + GST B: MON – THU | MAY 28 – 31 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM | $880 + GST C: MON – THU | OCT 15 - 18 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM | $880 + GST

Coiled Tubing Well Servicing Blowout Prevention (CTWSBOP) This one-day course is designed for the coiled tubing operator and the wellsite supervisors who would be involved in well control operations while using coiled tubing for well servicing. Course topics include CT equipment, CT tools and accessories, CT BOPs, wellhead equipment, flowback systems and well control responses. Prerequisites: A valid Well Service Blowout Prevention Certificate or in conjunction with a Well Service Blowout Prevention course.

This revised course is three days in length and has been designed to ensure wellsite supervisors and prime contractors are aware of their responsibilities and roles with respect to Health and Safety at the wellsite. Responsibilities for health and safety legislation, health and safety program elements, supervisor’s role, hazard identification, risk assessment and control, inspections, incident investigation, emergency response and leadership skills will be covered. Key legislated rules and industry practices for Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan will be discussed and are summarized in an index with references to assist the wellsite supervisor / prime contractor. Upon successful completion of the written examination conducted on the last day of the course, students will receive a Certificate of Completion from ENFORM, valid for three years. Note: Refunds will not be issued within 5 business days of the course start date. COURSE ID: WH 0080 A: SAT - MON | MAR 17 – 19 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM | $820 + GST B: MON – WED | NOV 5 – 7 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM | $820 + GST

First Line Supervisor’s Blowout Prevention (FLSBOP) This course is designed primarily for the First Line Supervisor (driller) on a drilling rig, and is also a prerequisite for the Second Line Supervisor’s Well Control course. Topics include:  Source and magnitude of pressure  Causes and warning signs of kicks  Shut-in procedures  Crew positions and duties during well control operations  Procedures for circulating out influxes  Government regulations Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to use warning signs to recognize a kick and safely shut-in a well. Note: Refunds will not be issued within 5 business days of the course start date.

ASIST 2 Day Certificate Workshop Attending this two-day course will train you to intervene with an individual who is suicidal. Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is an intensive, interactive, and practice-dominated course designed to help caregivers recognize and review risk, and intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. It is by far the most widely used, acclaimed and researched suicide intervention training workshop in the world. COURSE ID: CC 0044 B: THU & FRI | JAN 18 & 19, 2018 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM | $210 + GST C: THU & FRI | MAR 8 & 9, 2018 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM | $210 + GST

ASIST ½ Day Tune Up This half-day workshop is only for people with a valid ASIST certificate. This will allow you to renew your ASIST certification for a further two years. Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Tune-Up is a half-day refresher course developed by LivingWorks Education for participants who have completed ASIST. The workshop offers participants an opportunity to review the Pathway for Assisting Life Model, discuss successes and challenges in using the model, and clarify concepts covered within the model. A: THU | FEB 15 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM | $110 + GST B: THU | MAY 3 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM | $110 + GST TO REGISTER FOR THESE CLASSES CONTACT THE CMHA DIRECTLY AT 403-504-1811.

Handling Medical Emergencies ONLINE

This course will identify common medical emergencies affecting children and adults, help you recognize signs and symptoms, and teach you how to render appropriate emergency care. For adults, you will learn how to recognize and manage chest pain, heart attack, stroke, diabetic problems, seizures, breathing difficulty, burns, and allergic reactions. For children, you will also learn about poisoning, fever, childhood illnesses, injuries from accidents, and the signs of abuse. ONLINE COURSE (6 WEEKS) - REGISTER AT WWW.ED2GO.COM/MHC VARIOUS START DATES: JAN 17, FEB 14, MAR 14, APR 11, MAY 16, JUN 13 | $159 + GST

COURSE ID: WH 0088 A: MON – THU | OCT 22 – 25 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM | $880 + GST

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ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES Food Sanitation & Hygiene Training

An outbreak of food borne illness causes needless suffering, ruined reputations, and economic loss. Food Sanitation & Hygiene Training instructs managers and food handlers in food service sanitation and food borne illness prevention. Successful graduates of the program will be issued certificates by Alberta Health. Food Sanitation & Hygiene Training is taught by practicing public health inspectors in a straight forward, non-technical way. Certification received in this course does not expire. Please note, two day courses are scheduled for students who feel they may need extra time or activities to help absorb the material. COURSE ID: WH 0001

MEDICINE HAT A: MON | FEB 12 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM | $125 (INCLUDES COURSE MATERIALS) B: MON & TUE | APR 9 & 10 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM | $125 (INCLUDES COURSE MATERIALS) C: MON | MAY 28 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM | $125 (INCLUDES COURSE MATERIALS)

Note: To ensure that course materials are available on the first night of class, please register no later than 5 business days prior to course commencement. BROOKS COURSE ID: WH 0901 A: TUE | MAR 20 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM | $125 (INCLUDES COURSE MATERIALS) PLEASE REGISTER AT BROOKS CAMPUS: 403.362.1677

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COMMUNITY PROGRAMS “Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.” — Ruth Reichl

ARTS & LEISURE

PHOTOGRAPHY

Campfire Guitar Level I

Introduction to DSLR Photography

Learn how to strum and sing along to your favourite songs. This course will introduce beginning adult students to their first chords, singing while playing, and tuning their instrument, all in a fun and supportive environment. Students must bring a guitar to each class. COURSE ID: AC 0041 A: WED | JAN 31 – MAR 21 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM | $149 + GST OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE – CC186

COURSE ID: AC 0103

SAVINGS! Take BOTH Campfire Guitar Level I and Campfire Guitar Level 2 for only $269 + GST. Campfire Guitar Level 2 The Level 2 Campfire guitar classes continue the skills learned in Level 1. More strumming/ rhythm patterns and chords are introduced. We also study bass note/strumming and chord arpeggio/fingerstyle techniques.  The class offers a comfortable place to enjoy learning new skills in music and guitar. Students must bring a guitar to each class. COURSE ID: AC 0102 A: WED | APR 11 – MAY 30 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM | $149 + GST OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE – CC186

Watercolours in Bloom NEW

The emphasis of this course will be painting flowers in transparent watercolor, and having fun using various techniques. A composition will be developed through planning and sketches. Demonstrations and examples will be offered. A handout of painting tips will be available for discussion. Please note that this class is an intermediate watercolor class. *A supply list is available by emailing nnugent@mhc.ab.ca COURSE ID: AC 0106 A: THU | APR 12 – MAY 17 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | $149 + GST

Drawing and Painting with Watercolour Pencil A simplified Watercolour course introducing basic drawing techniques, perspective and colour theory. The use of watercolour pencils gives you the control you want with the desired watercolour effect. Instructor: Don Klinck *A supply list is available by emailing nnugent@mhc.ab.ca                     

NEW

The first half of this class will help you to understand digital images and the potential of the camera you already own. During the second half of this class, we will experiment with the skills you need to take better pictures. Topics include:  Explanation of digital images (resolution, quality, file types)  Camera features that will begin to get you out of ‘Auto’ mode  Lenses, exposure settings, flash, and more  Learn to better compose your pictures  Understand light and introduce tools to help give your photos a little more punch Students will need to bring a digital camera with fully charged batteries to the course. COURSE ID: AC 0125 A: SAT | MAR 10 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | $189 + GST

Product Photography NEW

When you’re trying to show off a handmade piece of jewelry or one of a kind scarf it’s the images that are really going to sell the product. So how do you get beautiful product shots at home? This hands-on class will teach you how to get stunning Pinterest or Etsy worthy images by teaching you easy at-home lighting, colour and composition as well as what kind of equipment you need for a simple indoor setup. Students will need to bring a smartphone or digital camera to class. COURSE ID: AC 0126 A: WED | APR 18 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $79 + GST

Introduction to Adobe Lightroom This course is designed for those looking for an easier way to deal with their digital images. Lightroom provides what photographers need to manage, edit, and display all images in one clean, uncluttered, intuitive package. The course provides you with a straightforward introduction to RAW & JPG processing and the most important features of Lightroom. Typical workflow requirements from importing and cataloguing, developing and outputting for print and web will be covered. Photographers using either Mac or PC will benefit by learning how to use Lightroom. COURSE ID: AC 0088 A: TUE | MAR 13 & 20 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM | $89 + GST

COURSE ID: AC 0105 A: WED | MAY 2 - 30 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | $129 + GST

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DO IT YOURSELF

Basic Plumbing for the Homeowner

Learn how to get the best images from your camera as we move beyond the basics. We will review introductory theory, and include practical demonstrations and application, as well as some discussion of specific problems encountered by the amateur photographer. You will have the opportunity to learn creative techniques with exposure using manual modes for shutter, aperture and ISO settings. As well as learning to shoot specific subjects, you will have the opportunity to tailor the course toward your particular interests. This course is most suitable for DSLR users; however, those who shoot with compact cameras will also benefit from the course. Don’t forget to bring your camera! Prerequisite: “Introduction to Digital Cameras” and “Digital Photography Fundamentals” (or a basic understanding of – and some experience with – digital cameras and digital photography).

Women in Welding – Garden Flowers

Don’t want to call the repairman - again? Confronted with countless plumbing problems? Build your confidence and knowledge of basic plumbing techniques and theory in order to perform numerous types of plumbing jobs around the home. You will learn about procedures such as unclogging fixtures, replacing faucets, how to fix leaky or constantly running toilets, and basic soldering. Come to class with specific questions and Rob will answer them. Max: 8 participants. Instructor: Rob Stroh

COURSE ID: AC 0098 A: WED | MAY 30 & JUN 6 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $149 + GST

Outdoor & Night Photography This class will cover both Outdoor and Night Photography. From travel snaps to taking pictures of your family and friends, outdoor portrait photography is one of the most fun ways of taking pictures. We will be shooting outdoor portraits, landscapes and panning. And Low light levels make night photography a challenging yet rewarding subject. We will learn to and be shooting low light scenes, night cityscapes, light painting and night portrait photography. Bring your own camera for this hands-on class. Perfect for the beginner photographer to experiment and have help from the instructor with settings and composition. COURSE ID: AC 0085 A: TUE | APR 24 & MAY 1 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM | $79 + GST

Introduction to Flash Photography Photography is all about light. This course will cover aspects of small flashes and speed lights to improve your photos. You will learn the basics, from your camera’s built-in flash to the use of external flash, as well as learning how to use your flash creatively. Topics will include camera flash, bounce flash, light modifiers, remote triggering, and multiple flashes. This course is ideal for those interested in portrait, product, and interior architectural photography. It is best suited for those who have purchased external flashes. COURSE ID: AC 0086 A: TUE | APR 10 & 17 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM | $89 +GST

NEW

Have you always wanted to learn how to weld? Come learn the basics of welding in a supportive and comfortable environment made just for women and take home something cool at the end of the class! In this course, you will learn how to safely use various materials, tools, and techniques for basic welding to make 2 garden flowers out of common materials such as washers, nuts and screws. You will learn welding safety and the theories of welding along with time spent in shop for cutting, tacking and artistic designing on metal. Coveralls or denim clothing, safety footwear, welding gloves and safety glasses are required on the first evening (not supplied). Welding helmets will be provided. COURSE ID: DY 0090 A: MON & WED | APR 16 & 18     6:30 PM - 9:00 PM | $165 + GST REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APR 2

COURSE ID: DY 0091

SAVINGS! Take BOTH Women in Welding – Garden Flowers and Women in Welding – Metal Wall Art for only $432 + GST Women in Welding – Metal Wall Art NEW

Have you always wanted to learn how to weld? Come learn the basics of welding in a supportive and comfortable environment made just for women and take home something cool at the end of the class! Want to create a modern piece of metal art for your walls? In this course, you will learn how to safely use various materials, tools, and techniques for basic welding to make a 11”x16” piece of art out of circular metal tubing. You will learn welding safety and the theories of welding along with time spent in shop using the pedestal grinder and pedestal wire buffing wheels, cutting, tacking and artistic designing on metal. Coveralls or denim clothing, safety footwear, welding gloves and safety glasses are required on the first evening (not supplied). Welding helmets will be provided. COURSE ID: DY 0092 A: FRI & SAT | MAY 11 & 12     FRI: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM      SAT: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | $315 + GST REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APR 27

COURSE ID: DY 0060 A: SAT | MAR 10 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM | $165 + GST

COURSE ID: DY 0068

SAVINGS! Take BOTH Basic Electrical for the Homeowner and Basic Plumbing for the Homeowner for only $298 + GST Basic Electrical for the Homeowner Gain hands-on experience and the confidence to tackle home electrical projects! Learn how to change outdated light fixtures, switches and wall outlets. Find out how to obtain a homeowner’s electrical permit, learn basic electrical terms, important code rules, and the mistakes that happen far too often. Get the know-how to stay safe and save yourself time and money. Max: 8 participants. Instructor: Amanda Hennessey COURSE ID: DY 0059 A: SAT | APR 7 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM | $165 + GST

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CHILDREN & YOUTH Babies Make Music (Music Rhapsody) Ages: 3 months to 12 months Babies instinctively react to music! In these interactive classes, parents & babies learn delightful rhymes, lullabies, floor and lap games, action songs and dances that stimulate your baby’s natural response to music. Parents gather information each week on infant musical development and learn activities to share in class and use at home. More benefits: Increases bonding with your baby and develops listening and motor skills. Also enhances language development and a sense of balance and timing.  At-home participation with your kit is the key to the full benefits of the program. Kit includes: cd, drum, mallet, maraca, bell, scarf and backpack - Value $65.00. Parking included in registration fee. Maximum 10 students. Leanne Dillman - Certified Music Rhapsody Teacher COURSE ID: FC 0186 A: TUE | JAN 9 – MAR 13 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM | $175 (INCLUDES KIT) OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC186 B: RETURNING STUDENT FEE | $110 (NO KIT) C: THU | JAN 11 – MAR 15 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM | $175 (INCLUDES KIT) OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC186 D: RETURNING STUDENT FEE | $110 (NO KIT) E: TUE | MAR 20 – MAY 15 (NO CLASS APR 3) 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM | $155 (INCLUDES KIT) OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC186 F: RETURNING STUDENT FEE | $90 (NO KIT) G: THU | MAR 22 – MAY 17 (NO CLASS APR 5) 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM | $155 (INCLUDES KIT) OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC186 H: RETURNING STUDENT FEE | $90 (NO KIT)

Toddlers Make Music (Music Rhapsody) Ages 1 – 2 years In this class, the toddler and parent learn delightful songs, dances and musical activities that focus on singing and keeping a beat to enhance timing, coordination, listening and language skills. High-quality percussion instruments are used as well as puppets, stories and colorful props to make this a very special music time. More benefits: Repetition assists language development and memory, and improves coordination and timing. Helps toddlers express their feelings productively, and develops their imagination and ability to focus. At-home participation with your kit is the key to the full benefits of the program.

Kit includes: cd, drum, mallet, maraca, bell, scarf and backpack - Value $65.00. Parking included in registration fee. Maximum 10 students. Leanne Dillman - Certified Music Rhapsody Teacher COURSE ID: FC 0187 A: TUE | JAN 9 – MAR 13 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM | $175 (INCLUDES KIT) OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC186 B: RETURNING STUDENT FEE | $110 (NO KIT) C: THU | JAN 11 – MAR 15 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM | $175 (INCLUDES KIT) OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC186 D: RETURNING STUDENT FEE | $110 (NO KIT) E: TUE | MAR 20 – MAY 15 (NO CLASS APR 3) 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM | $155 (INCLUDES KIT) OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC186 F: RETURNING STUDENT FEE | $90 (NO KIT) G: THU | MAR 22 – MAY 17 (NO CLASS APR 5) 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM | $155 (INCLUDES KIT) OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC186 H: RETURNING STUDENT FEE | $90 (NO KIT)

Sunrise Music Programs (Music for Young Children) Ages 2-4 (with parent) Pre-keyboard music and movement. The natural energy and music children ages 2-4 years old have within them is amazing. They are generally constantly singing, moving to a rhythm or beat and always ready to move!  Sunrise is an exciting and innovative pre-school music & movement program with a flexible format that fits the level of development of these children perfectly. Our Teddy Bears help teach the children rhythms, and puppet friends Buzz, Buddy and Mellow guide children on their music journey and instruction with singing, and ear training. Our child-centered curriculum includes stories, songs, and games to ensure that all children feel and achieve a high level of engagement and success. Sunrise 1, 2 and 3 each build upon the last, so as the child’s foundation in singing, rhythm and ear training builds and grows, so does the curriculum. Parking included in registration fee. Max: 8 students Leanne Dillman Certified Music for Young Children Teacher.

Sunrise Three COURSE ID: FC 0189

Kit includes: cd, music/activity book, finger puppet and rhythm instrument. A: TUE | MAR 20 - MAY 15 (NO CLASS APR 3) 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM | $140 (INCLUDES KIT) OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC186

Bringing Books to Life Ages 3-5. Join your child on a literary journey as we bring beloved fables and fairy tales to life. Children will interact with each other, explore their creativity, create props and costumes, and even take some reading home to enjoy with mom and dad. Instructor: Rae-Ann Dillman. Max 10 COURSE ID: FC 0183 A: SAT | JAN 13 – FEB 17 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM | $95 OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC186 B: SAT | MAR 3 – APR 7 (NO CLASS MAR 31) 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM | $95 OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC186

Speak-up! An exciting chance for students to experience the content of the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) curriculum-based speech arts in the dynamic atmosphere of a group class. The curriculum offers training in a full range of speech and drama skills including voice development, public speaking and storytelling; mime and movement; sight reading and interpretation of a variety of literature including poetry, prose, and drama. Instructor: Rae-Ann Dillman. Max 8 Students may choose to continue with the program year after year, moving through one grade of the RCM Examinations curriculum per year. RCM Grades 1 - 3 COURSE ID: FC 0184

This class is appropriate for children in school grades 2 to 4, or ages 7 - 9 years. B: SAT | JAN 13 – APR 14 (NO CLASS FEB 24) 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | $359 OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC186

RCM Grades 4 - 6

Sunrise One

COURSE ID: FC 0185

COURSE ID: FC 0181

Kit includes: backpack, cd, music/activity book, finger puppet and rhythm instrument. A: THU | JAN 11 – MAR 15 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM | $165 (INCLUDES KIT) OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC186

This class is appropriate for children in school grades 5 to 7, or ages 10 - 12 years B: SAT | JAN 13 – APR 14 (NO CLASS FEB 24) 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM | $359 OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC186

Sunrise Two COURSE ID: FC 0188

Kit includes: blanket, cd, music/activity book, finger puppet and rhythm instrument. A: TUE | JAN 9 – MAR 13 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM | $165 (INCLUDES KIT) OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC186 B: THU | MAR 22 - MAY 17 (NO CLASS APR 5) 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM | $145 (INCLUDES KIT) OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC186

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51 Here Comes Treble This class is a fun, interactive music class for preschoolers with singing, musical games, creative movement, story time, a chance to play a variety of instrument, dance, as well as make some musical crafts. The primary goal of this class is to introduce music in a fun, creative and inclusive manner where children are encouraged to participate and be creative while socializing with other children. The course material is structured around Music Play a music curriculum designed by Canadian Denise Gagne and used in schools throughout Canada and the US, with additional resource materials incorporated. Each child will also be given an instrument to take home and keep. Instructor: Alicia Bigras (BMus, BEd). COURSE ID: FC 0098

Ages 2 – 3 (Parented) A: SUN | FEB 11 – APR 15 (NO CLASS FEB 18 & APR 1) 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM | $125 OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC186 B: SIBLING FEE | $60 C: SUN | APR 22 – JUN 24 (NO CLASS MAY 20 & JUN 17) 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM | $125 OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC186 D: SIBLING FEE | $60

Art Adventures Ages 9+. Get ready to explore your creative side with a variety of art materials and styles! All artistic levels are welcome. We will discover the basics of keeping a sketchbook, Abstract Expressionism, Artist Trading Cards and so much more. Experiment with Eco Art as we use natural materials, ice and snow. We will even go on a special visit to the historic Medalta Potteries. All supplies and fieldtrip costs included! Instructor: Katrina Simpson COURSE ID: FC 0108 A: SAT | FEB 24 – APR 21    (NO CLASS MAR 31)     1:00 PM – 3:00 PM | $179 B: BRING A FRIEND | $325

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DRIVER’S EDGE DRIVER TRAINING

Approved and Accredited. Class 5 driving instruction. Learning to drive or having a child learn to drive can be a stressful event. It doesn’t have to be! With innovative and interactive classroom instruction, students have fun while learning. Our mission statement is to provide training tailored to the individual in a safe and caring environment. The success of our teaching method is reflected by our high pass rates on the road test. Rest easy knowing Drivers EDge is government-approved and accredited by Alberta Transportation, with insurance discounts available. Drivers EDge is a member in good standing of the Medicine Hat Chamber of Commerce. Learning to drive is fun – sign up and see for yourself! Refresher lessons, vehicle rental for road tests, and comprehensive learning packages are available. For more information and to pre-book your driving time, call 403.526.9505. www.driversedgeinc.com

Basic EDge Beginner’s Package 18 hours of innovative classroom instruction 10 hours of one-on-one, in-vehicle instruction (Please call the Drivers EDge office to pre-book driving time, otherwise it will be arranged with the student during the classroom. All driving time for the course will commence in the weeks following the classroom session and be completed within a 4-6 week period. If you have any questions regarding the driving contact the Drivers EDge office before the course starts!) Free pickup and drop-off at the location of your choice within Medicine Hat and area Road test booking (fee is extra and payable to license agency) COURSE ID: FC 0320 A: MON – THU | JAN 15 - 18 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM | $729 + GST B: TUE – THU | FEB 20 - 22 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM | $729 + GST C: MON – THU | MAR 19 - 22 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM | $729 + GST D: TUE – THU | APR 3 - 5 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM | $729 + GST E: MON – THU | MAY 7 - 10 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM | $729 + GST F: MON – THU | JUN 4 - 7 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM | $729 + GST

G: MON – WED | JUL 16 - 18 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM | $729 + GST H: MON – WED | JUL 31 – AUG 1 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM | $729 + GST I: MON – THU | SEP 10 - 13 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM | $729 + GST J: MON – THU | OCT 1 - 4 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM | $729 + GST K: MON – THU | NOV 5 - 8 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM | $729 + GST L: MON – THU | DEC 3 - 6 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM | $729 + GST

Prices may be subject to change due to the rising cost of fuel.

Comprehensive Beginner’s Package 18 hours of innovative classroom instruction 10 hours of one-on-one, in-vehicle instruction (Please call the Drivers EDge office to pre-book driving time, otherwise it will be arranged with the student during the classroom. All driving time for the course will commence in the weeks following the classroom session and be completed within a 4-6 week period. If you have any questions regarding the driving contact the Drivers EDge office before the course starts!) Free pickup and drop-off at the location of your choice within Medicine Hat and area Road test booking (fee is extra and payable to license agency) Vehicle rental for road test (fee non-refundable) COURSE ID: FC 0321 A: MON – THU | JAN 15 - 18 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM | $759 + GST B: TUE – THU | FEB 20 - 22 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM | $759 + GST C: MON – THU | MAR 19 - 22 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM | $759 + GST D: TUE – THU | APR 3 - 5 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM | $759 + GST E: MON – THU | MAY 7 - 10 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM | $759 + GST F: MON – THU | JUN 4 - 7 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM | $759 + GST G: MON – WED | JUL 16 - 18 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM | $759 + GST H: MON – WED | JUL 30 – AUG 1 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM | $759 + GST I: MON – THU | SEP 10 - 13 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM | $759 + GST J: MON – THU | OCT 1 - 4 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM | $759 + GST K: MON – THU | NOV 5 - 8 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM | $759 + GST L: MON – THU | DEC 3 - 6 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM | $759 + GST

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Music

NEW PROGRAMS. NEW OPTIONS. FOR DETAILS VISIT WWW.MHC.AB.CA/CONSERVATORY

MUSIC PROGRAMS Private Studio Lessons  Piano  Strings  Percussion  Brass  Woodwind  Guitar  Vocal  Speech Arts

Adult Choir

Speech Arts – Speak Up!

The goal of the Adult Concert Choir is to prepare and perform a variety of repertoire spanning all time periods, from medieval to modern. Frequently, the choir will learn and perform a large-scale masterwork from the classical repertory. Choir Director: Colleen Whidden

An exciting chance for students to experience the content of the RCM curriculum-based speech arts in the dynamic atmosphere of a group class. The curriculum offers training in a full range of speech and drama skills including voice development, public speaking and storytelling; mime and movement; sight reading and interpretation of a variety of literature including poetry, prose, and drama.

COURSE ID: MUSC 802 TUES | JAN 9 – APR 24 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | $145

RCM Grades 1 - 3 (Ages 7 - 9) B: SAT | JAN 12 – APR 12 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | $359  

ENSEMBLES

The Conservatory’s ensemble programs provide an opportunity for people of all ages to come together and play together.

Theory & Musicianship The Conservatory offers group lessons, private and semiprivate instruction in all theoretical levels of music theory and history. Classes are designed to prepare students for either Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) or Conservatory Canada (CC) theory examinations.

MHC Community Orchestra The Medicine Hat Community Orchestra was founded in 1999 as a musical, educational and social vehicle. The orchestra plays all styles of music with a heavy emphasis on having fun while learning the basic orchestral skills; counting, phrasing, and listening. Musicians of all levels and ages are welcome to join. The group performs at various functions within the community as the focus is to share our love of music.

For more information on private studio and theory lessons, contact 403.529.3880 CHORAL PROGRAMS The MHC Children's choir is for children ages 5-13 who would like the experience of singing in a choir. New students as well as experienced students are welcome to join and no audition is required. Children will learn proper singing techniques in a variety of styles including folk songs, musical theatre, classical, and pop. The goal of the MHC Children's choir is to foster a love of music in children! The only requirement for the choir is that you love to sing and want to come have fun! Choir Director: Alicia Bigras, BMus, Bed

DANCE PROGRAMS Kindertot A recreational class for children ages 3-5 exploring ballet and tap. Instructor: Taelyn Boschee COURSE ID: DA 0200

WED | JAN 10 – APR 25 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM | $165

Group Fiddle

Kinderhop

Group Fiddle is a class for intermediate and advanced violinists who are looking to have fun and learn about fiddle music in a group setting. This class will work on improving your basic technique, add some traditional tunes to your repertoire, and have some fun as you develop your fiddle playing. Conductor: Gabe Kastelic COURSE ID: MUSC 606

A recreational class for children ages 3-5 exploring hip hop. Instructor: Taelyn Boschee COURSE ID: DA 0201 A: TUE | JAN 16 – MAR 13 (NO CLASS FEB 20) 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM | $65 OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC160 B: TUE | APR 10 – MAY 29 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM | $65 OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC160

THURS | JAN 11 – APR 26 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM | $225

Ballet/Lyrical

Cello Chums

A recreational class for children ages 3-5 exploring ballet and the softer movements of lyrical. Instructor: Taelyn Boschee

COURSE ID: MUSC 704 WED | JAN 10 – APR 25 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM | $180

B: SAT |, JAN 12 – APR 12 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM | $359

A: TUE | JAN 16 – MAR 13 (NO CLASS FEB 20) 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM | $65 OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC160 B: TUE | APR 10 – MAY 29 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM | $65 OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC160

COURSE ID: MUSC 608

Children’s Choir

RCM Grades 4 - 6 (Ages 10 - 12)

Cello Chums is an all cello ensemble where we will explore the latest new music, styles and extended cello techniques for this type of ensemble in a friendly atmosphere. Participants should have basic counting, reading skills and have been playing their instrument for at least 3 years. Conductor: Christine Bootland

COURSE ID: DA 0202 A: TUE | JAN 16 – MAR 13 (NO CLASS FEB 20) 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM | $65 OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC160 B: TUE | APR 10 – MAY 29 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM | $65 OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC160

COURSE ID: MUSC 602 WED | JAN 10 – APR 25 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM | $225

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53 Early Steps

Boogie Bugs

A recreational class for children ages 3-5 focused on learning movement skills through story, song, and action. Instructor: Amber Kilback

A recreational class for children ages 7-10. Explore funky beats and cool moves with this beginner class that will teach foundational hip hop steps. Instructor: Charity Goring

COURSE ID: DA 0214

COURSE ID: DA 0204

A: THU | JAN 18 – MAR 15 (NO CLASS FEB 22) 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM | $65 OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC160 B: THU | APR 12 – MAY 31 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM | $65 OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC160

A: WED | JAN 17 – MAR 28 (NO CLASS FEB 21) 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM | $95 OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC160 B: WED | APR 11 – JUN 13 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM | $95 OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC160

Creative Dance

Get Down!

A recreational class exploring the fundamentals of dance technique, including integrating the use of torso and limbs with time, energy, space, weight, and creative expression. Instructor: Amber Kilback

A recreational class for ages 9-13. An upbeat, fun class focused on the foundational steps of hip hop and funk styles. Instructor: Charity Goring

COURSE ID: DA 0215

AGES 5-7 A: THU | JAN 18 – MAR 15 (NO CLASS FEB 22) 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM | $65 OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC160 B: THU | APR 12 – MAY 31 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM | $65 OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC160

COURSE ID: DA 0216

AGES 7-10 A: THU | JAN 18 – MAR 29 (NO CLASS FEB 22) 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM | $95 OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC160 B: THU | APR 12 – JUN 14 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM | $95 OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC160

COURSE ID: DA 0217

AGES 9-13 A: THU | JAN 18 – MAR 29 (NO CLASS FEB 22) 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM | $95 OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC160 B: THU | APR 12 – JUN 14 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM | $95 OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC160

L’il Movers and Groovers A recreational class for children ages 5-7 exploring hip hop. This is a class that will teach the basic hip hop moves to fun, and positive music. Instructor: Taelyn Boschee COURSE ID: DA 0203 A: TUE | JAN 16 – MAR 13 (NO CLASS FEB 20) 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM | $65 OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC160 B: TUE | APR 10 – MAY 29 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM | $65 OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC160

COURSE ID: DA 0205 A: WED | JAN 17 – MAR 28 (NO CLASS FEB 21) 5:45 PM – 6:30 PM | $95 OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC160 B: WED | APR 11 – JUN 13 5:45 PM – 6:30 PM | $95 OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC160

Funk & Beats A recreational class for ages 13-15. Move and groove to funky beats. Learn the foundational steps of “funk” and other hip hop styles (locking, etc.). There may also be elements of “house” dance as well. Instructor: Charity Goring COURSE ID: DA 0207

COURSE ID: DA 0219

AGES 15+ A: THU | JAN 18 – MAR 29 (NO CLASS FEB 22) 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM | $95 + GST OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC160 B: THU | APR 12 – JUN 14 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM | $95 + GST OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC160

House, Tops & Footwork A recreational class for ages 15+. Learn the foundational original hip hop moves. Explore basic “house dance” moves, as well as “top-rock” (breakin’) and basic floor footwork. Instructor: Charity Goring COURSE ID: DA 0209 A: WED | JAN 17 – MAR 28 (NO CLASS FEB 21) 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM | $129 + GST OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC160 B: WED APR 11 – JUN 13 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM | $129 + GST OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC160

Open Studio - Groove Night *Drop In* Calling all bboys, bgirls, dancers from all different studios, beginners or advanced, come work on your moves, learn from others in the dance community or just hang out. Open studio welcomes dancers from all walks of life, all levels. If you need to work on upcoming choreography or want to just groove with other dancers we would love to have you! Our space is your space!

A: WED | JAN 17 – MAR 28 (NO CLASS FEB 21) 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM | $95 OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC160 B: WED | APR 11 – JUN 13 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM | $95 OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC160

FRI | JAN 12 – MAR 23 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM | $2 OR FOOD DONATION TO MEDICINE HAT FOOD BANK OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC160

Modern Movements

“Drop-in” fee includes the option to “drop-in” to any of our other Adult dance programs on our schedule (pending enrollments).

This recreational class for youth combines the controlled leg work of ballet with modern dance's emphasis of the use of the torso, release of the head and weight into the ground. Dancers will explore timing, energy, space, weight, balance, turning, jumping and use of the floor. Instructor: Amber Kilback COURSE ID: DA 0218

AGES 13-15 A: THU | JAN 18 – MAR 29 (NO CLASS FEB 22) 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM | $129 OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC160 B: THU | APR 12 – JUN 14 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM | $129 OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC160

ADULT CLASSES

Hip Hop & House - Adult A recreational class for 18+. Move, groove and get funky with it while learning some basic foundational hip hop/funk steps. Will be a combination class that will involve both exercise and hip hop steps. Instructor: Charity Goring COURSE ID: DA 0211 A: WED | JAN 17 – MAR 14 (NO CLASS FEB 21) 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM | $129 + GST OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC160 B: DROP IN FEE | $189 + GST C: WED | APR 11 – MAY 30 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM | $129 + GST OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC160 D: DROP IN FEE | $189 + GST

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54 Body Barre - Adult

For the Love of Dance

This class is a full body workout and will have variety inspired by Barre work, Yoga and Pilates. We use the barre for support through basic ballet exercises, stretching and core work. Barre focuses on isometric strength training movements to strengthen and lengthen your muscles. With fun and upbeat dance techniques thrown in, Barre is the perfect workout for those that get bored with the same routine. Instructor: Rebekah Smith Suitable for all ages and levels. The average skill level of participants will determine the level of class.

All ages and levels of experience are welcome. This class is for anyone who just loves to dance. It is designed to get you out of your head and moving with easy to follow guidance and explorations in rhythm, weight, strength, balance, and different dynamics of energy. Instructor: Amber Kilback

COURSE ID: DA 0212 A: TUE | JAN 16 – MAR 13 (NO CLASS FEB 20) 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | $129 + GST OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC160 B: DROP IN FEE | $189 + GST C: MON | JAN 15 – MAR 12 (NO CLASS FEB 19) 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM | $129 + GST OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC160 D: DROP IN FEE | $189 + GST E: TUE | APR 10 – MAY 29 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | $129 + GST OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC160 F: DROP IN FEE | $189 + GST G: MON | APR 9 – MAY 28 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM | $129 + GST OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC160 H: DROP IN FEE | $189 + GST

Adult Modern Dance For those who have some basic training in dance (including ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical or contemporary). Modern combines the controlled leg work of ballet with modern dance's emphasis on the torso, release of the head and weight into the ground. This class will explore timing, dynamics, balance, space, and use of the floor. Instructor: Amber Kilback

Body Movin’ This high-energy class will be aerobic with hiphop inspiration and plyometrics to upbeat music. Get ready to move, groove and sweat! Non-restrictive active wear and clean indoor running shoes are recommended. Instructor: Rebekah Smith

COURSE ID: DA 0223 A: THU | JAN 18 – MAR 15 (NO CLASS FEB 22) 8:15 PM – 9:15 PM | $129 + GST OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC160 B: DROP IN FEE | $189 + GST C: THU | APR 12 – MAY 31 8:15 PM – 9:15 PM | $129 + GST OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC160 D: DROP IN FEE | $189 + GST

COURSE ID: DA 0213 A: THU | JAN 18 – MAR 15 (NO CLASS FEB 22) 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | $129 + GST OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC160 B: DROP IN FEE | $189 + GST C: MON | JAN 15 – MAR 12 (NO CLASS FEB 19) 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM | $129 + GST OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC160 D: DROP IN FEE | $189 + GST E: THU | APR 12 – MAY 31 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | $129 + GST OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC160 F: DROP IN FEE | $189 + GST G: MON | APR 9 – MAY 28 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM | $129 + GST OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC160 H: DROP IN FEE | $189 + GST

BollyFit          BollyFit is a Bollywood dance based workout, designed to increase your heart rate and get you pumped!  It combines artistic elements of Bollywood film choreography with classical (Bharat Natyam) and Bhangra styles in a dynamic fun dance element. This class will be taught by expert Bollywood Dance instructors from the Bollywood Dance Academy of Medicine Hat. COURSE ID: AC 0104

Yoga Relax This gentle yoga class focuses on breath, alignment, and relaxation. Suitable for any level of experience. Instructor: Amber Kilback COURSE ID: DA 0220 A: WED | JAN 17 – MAR 14 (NO CLASS FEB 21) 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | $129 + GST OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC160 B: DROP IN FEE | $189 + GST C: WED | APR 11 – MAY 30 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | $129 + GST OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC160 D: DROP IN FEE | $189 + GST

COURSE ID: DA 0222 A: MON | JAN 15 – MAR 12 (NO CLASS FEB 19) 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM | $129 + GST OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC120 B: DROP IN FEE | $189 + GST C: SAT | JAN 20 – MAR 17 (NO CLASS FEB 24) 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | $129 + GST OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC120 D: DROP IN FEE | $189 + GST E: MON | APR 9 – MAY 28 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM | $129 + GST OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC120 F: DROP IN FEE | $189 + GST G: SAT | APR 14 – JUN 2 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | $129 + GST OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC120 H: DROP IN FEE | $189 + GST

A: WED | JAN 31 – MAR 28 (NO CLASS FEB 21)     5:15 PM – 6:00 PM | $129 + GST B: BRING A FRIEND | $229 +GST OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC121

Ageless Modern Dance (Ages 50+) This gentle class is focused on body awareness and flowing movements with easy to follow instructions. All levels of experience are welcome. Instructor: Amber Kilback

LANGUAGES & COMMUNICATION Spanish Fiesta Hola amigo! Como esta? If you want to understand and expand on that basic greeting, then this course is for you. Immerse yourself in Hispanic culture and learn the basics of this language. This course is designed for everyone, whether you’re going to a Spanish-speaking country, addicted to Spanish films or telenovela, or just interested in learning another language. No previous experience in Spanish is necessary. Instructor: Felipe Guzman COURSE ID: LA 0015 A: MON & WED | JAN 22 - FEB 14 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $189 + GST

COURSE ID: LA 0017

SAVINGS! Take both Spanish Fiesta and More Spanish Fiesta for only $349 + GST. More Spanish Fiesta Pick up where Spanish Fiesta left off for more fun with Felipe! Expanding your survival Spanish vocabulary will improve your speaking and listening skills, and help you navigate city streets and sunny beaches during your travels. You will develop confidence in Spanish as you enjoy cultural activities and communicate with Felipe and your classmates. Prerequisite: Any past study of Spanish. Instructor: Felipe Guzman COURSE ID: LA 0016 A: MON & WED | MAR 5 – 28 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $189 + GST

Beginner Conversational German This introduction to the German language suits those who might know how to say “Ja” or “Nein,” but little more. It also suits those whose German was learned from grandparents, but who have not practiced what they learned.  Both groups will complement one another.  Learners who can understand and use some vocabulary will inspire novice learners.  The learners coming from a German background will have confidence to use their knowledge.  The mix results in a plus for both groups.  Lessons will include some, print materials, written notes, and basic grammar.  The Internet offers so much to enhance classroom instruction but will not be used more than to “spice up” the basic lessons based on communication. Instructor: Barbara Watson COURSE ID: LA 0022 A: WED | FEB 28 – APR 18 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $189 + GST

COURSE ID: DA 0221 A: WED | JAN 17 – MAR 14 (NO CLASS FEB 21) 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | $129 + GST OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC160 B: WED | APR 11 – MAY 30 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | $129 + GST OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE CC160

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55 Conversational French Explore a second language for the first time, or brush up on the basic French you studied long ago! Learn the fundamental tools to carry on a conversation while getting tips on pronunciation and the French culture. Instructor: Laurent Gnebehi COURSE ID: LA 0010 A: TUE & THU | JAN 9 – FEB 1 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | $199 + GST

COURSE ID: LA 0011

SAVINGS! Take both Conversational French and Conversational French 2 for only $359+GST. Conversational French 2 Keep the momentum going en français with five more weeks of fun with Laurent! Taught in a relaxed manner, the course emphasizes speaking in a more spontaneous way and enhancing your vocabulary. Basic grammar concepts will also be introduced. Instructor: Laurent Gnebehi COURSE ID: LA 0012 A: TUE & THU | MAR 6 - 29 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $199 +GST

Exploring How to Write Your Life Story Writing a story about your life can be an exciting but also overwhelming task. David will help you on this journey as you learn the fundamental skills to create your story. Learn about story structure and sequencing, memory triggers, easy interviewing and research skills, and so much more! You'll get some hands-on writing experience and learn from others in the group. Transform your story back to life in this fascinating class. Instructor: David Forbes is a former newspaper writer and editor who enjoys helping people tell their own story. COURSE ID: LA 0070 A: THU | MAR 1 – 29 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $129 + GST

LIFESTYLE & RECREATION Motorcycle Riding Instruction Motorcycle Riding Instruction, offered in cooperation with Alberta Safety Council, provides on-bike practical instruction suitable for any inexperienced or previous riders. Advanced skills are taught by trained, experienced instructors. After taking this course, some insurance companies may offer a reduced insurance rate. On lot Class Six testing is no longer available as per Alberta Transportation. Requirements: Minimum age - 16 years, approved helmet, jacket, long pants, sturdy boots & gloves to participate in the class. Instructors are well trained with years of riding experience. Chief Instructor, Wayne King, has been teaching motorcycle riding since 1982. COURSE ID: LR 0200 EVENING A: MON – THU | APR 30 – MAY 10 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM | $475 + GST B: MON – THU | MAY 21 - 31 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM | $475 + GST C: MON – THU | JUN 11 - 21 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM | $475 + GST D: MON – THU | JUL 9 - 19 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM | $475 + GST E: MON – THU | JUL 23 – AUG 2 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM | $475 + GST F: MON – THU | AUG 6 - 16 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM | $475 + GST WEEKEND G: FRI – SUN | MAY 11 - 13 FRI: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM SAT & SUN: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM | $475 + GST H: FRI – SUN | JUN 22 - 24 FRI: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM SAT & SUN: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM | $475 + GST I: FRI – SUN | AUG 17 - 19 FRI: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM SAT & SUN: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM | $475 + GST J: FRI – SUN | AUG 24 - 26 FRI: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM SAT & SUN: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM | $475 + GST K: FRI – SUN | SEP 14 - 16 FRI: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM SAT & SUN: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM | $475 + GST

Adult Basic Literacy Education ABLE is a non-profit organization that matches volunteers with adult students who want to improve their reading, writing and English speaking skills, as well as computer and math skills. Become a Volunteer Tutor ABLE volunteers are trained and then matched with one adult student. Each volunteer meets for one hour each week with their student to work on skills identified by the Literacy Coordinator. Most students are functioning between a Kindergarten to Grade 4 level. Volunteers are responsible for: • Planning individualized relevant lessons • Keeping accurate records of hours spent tutoring, preparing, and areas of student’s progress

Swing Into Golf Get a spring tune-up with our highly informative and enjoyable swing lessons. Suitable for golfers of all levels, the lessons will include the basics of grip, stance, set up, and swing. They will also focus on error correction techniques and the mental side of golf. Enjoy practicing your moves and honing your skills as you play a 9-hole golf game. Maximum: 8 participants. Instructor: Wade Waters is a CPGA Associate Professional currently working at Desert Blume Golf Club. COURSE ID: LR 0230 A: TUE & THU | MAY 22 – MAY 31 5:45 PM – 7:00 PM SAT | JUN 2 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM | $109 +GST OFF CAMPUS: DESERT BLUME GOLF CLUB B: TUE & THU | MAY 22 – MAY 31 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM SAT | JUN 2 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM | $109 +GST OFF CAMPUS: DESERT BLUME GOLF CLUB

Swing Into Golf II (Intermediate) Our intermediate golf school is designed for those who know the basics and either have a handicap or are close to obtaining one. The school begins with an evaluation of your current golfing ability to create a personalized lesson program. All aspects of golf will be covered in an intermediate school from putting and chipping, to breaking down your personal swing. If you are looking to take your golf game to another level this the class for you. The class includes video analysis of your before and after swing, a complete take home drill program and 9 holes of golf. Wade Waters is a CPGA Associate Professional currently working at Desert Blume Golf Club. COURSE ID: LR 0231 A: TUE & THU | JUN 5 – JUN 14 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM SAT | JUN 16 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM | $109 +GST OFF CAMPUS: DESERT BLUME GOLF CLUB

• Ensuring resources are taken care of and returned • Providing a current criminal record check • Attending tutor training sessions Adult Literacy Student Adults wishing to improve their reading, writing, and/ or English speaking skills can contact our agency directly or have an agency contact us on their behalf. Becoming an adult literacy student involves: • A meeting with the Literacy Coordinator • An informal assessment by the Literacy Coordinator for the purpose of identifying literacy goals only. This assessment may take 1 to 2 hours • Discussing individual realistic literacy goals For more information, please contact Shirley Schrenk at 403-529-3828.

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Computers & Technology Computer Office Certificates Computerized Bookkeeping Certificate Microsoft Office Applications Bookkeeping Courses Apple Courses Social Media for Business

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Certificate Programs GED Preparation 62 Legal Office Assistant 63 Hospital Unit Clerk Certificate 64 Home Inspection Certificate (Online) 66 Occupational Health and Safety Certificate 68

Industry And Trades Pre-employment Trades Programs Home Inspection Certificate Welding Courses Energy Safety Canada Oil and Gas Safety Training Food Sanitation & Hygiene Canadian Red Cross First Aid

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Community ABLE – Adult Basic Literacy Education Children and Youth Arts & Leisure Conservatory of Music Drivers EDge Driver Training Ed2Go Online Courses

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COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Put your computer training and experience to work for you. Earn certification that recognizes your level of skill and expertise in office, bookkeeping or workplace computing. To complete a Certificate Program, students must:  register in each course individually  successfully complete the ‘certificate exam’, ‘challenge exam’ or ‘evaluation project’ for each course required to earn the certificate.  apply for the Certificate upon successful completion of all of the required courses. Certificate Request forms are available from your instructor or by contacting Continuing Studies at 403.529.3874. Students have up to 2 years to complete the Certificates below. Eligible for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant, which reimburses 2/3 of your employees training costs.

COMPUTER OFFICE CERTIFICATE

(48 hours) The computer Office Certificate Program provides students with office and computer skills to meet the workplace needs in today’s market place. Students develop entry-level office and computer skills or upgrade their current skills for employment or advancement.

Course Name

Course Code

Tuition

Hours

Additional Notes:

Take Charge of Your Files and Photos (pg 60)

CT 0906

$189+GST

6 hours

Microsoft Word Level 1A & 1B (pg 60)

CT 0917

$345+GST

12 hours

Price based on ‘Combine and Save Discount’.

Microsoft Excel 1A & 1B (pg 60 & 61)

CT 0931

$345+GST

12 hours

Price based on ‘Combine and Save Discount’.

Microsoft Word Level 2 (pg 60)

CT 0918

$189+GST

6 hours

MS Outlook: Your Office Scheduling Tool (pg 61)

CT 0910

$189+GST

6 hours

Building PowerPoint Presentations (pg 61)

CT 0945

$189+GST

6 hours

Certificate Exam not required.

Additional Notes:  Certificate exams are required for each course. One exam sitting fee is included with enrolment in the related course. Pre-registration is a requirement. Re-tests will be treated as challenge exams. Pass Mark: 75%. See page 59  Microsoft courses can be challenged. The challenge exam fee is $75+GST per exam. See page 59

ADVANCED COMPUTER OFFICE CERTIFICATE

(30 hours) This advanced-level certificate is an add-on to our Computer Office Certificate and gives you advanced training in the most commonly used spreadsheets and documents. After successful completion of the Computer Office Certificate, students must complete the following courses:

Course Name

Course Code

Tuition

Hours

Additional Notes:

Microsoft Word Level 3 (pg 6)

CT 0025

$189+GST

6 hours

Currently offered at Medicine Hat Campus

Microsoft Excel 2 (pg 6)

CT 0035

$189+GST

6 hours

Currently offered at Medicine Hat Campus

Working with PDF Files (pg 7)

CT 0145

$189+GST

6 hours

Currently offered at Medicine Hat Campus

Data Management (pg 6)

CT 0053

$299+GST

12 hours

Currently offered at Medicine Hat Campus

Additional Notes:  Certificate exams are required for each computer course. One exam sitting fee is included with enrolment in the related course. Pre-registration is a requirement. Re-tests will be treated as challenge exams. Pass Mark: 75%. See page 59.  Microsoft courses can be challenged. The challenge exam fee is $75+GST per exam. See page 59.

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COMPUTERIZED BOOKKEEPING CERTIFICATE

(99 hours) Bookkeepers are responsible for handling the financial records of a company or organization, including recording financial transactions, organizing files and maintaining accounting software programs. This program will prepare students for entry-level positions in accounts receivable and accounts payable departments, payroll units, and financial services organizations.

Course Name

Course Code

Tuition

Hours

Additional Notes:

Introduction to Bookkeeping / Sage 50 Level 1 (pg 61)

CT 0964

$685+GST

30 hours 12 hours

Price based on ‘Combine and Save Discount’.

Sage 50 Level 2 & Reconciliations (pg 7)

CT 0966

$269+GST

6 hours 3 hours

Currently offered at Medicine Hat Campus

QuickBooks – Level 1 (pg 61)

CT 0981

$299+GST

12 hours

Take Charge of Your Files and Photos (pg 60)

CT 0906

$189+GST

6 hours

Microsoft Word Level 1A & 1B (pg 60)

CT 0917

$345+GST

12 hours

Price based on ‘Combine and Save Discount’.

Microsoft Excel 1A & 1B (pg 60 & 61)

CT 0931

$345+GST

12 hours

Price based on ‘Combine and Save Discount’.

Microsoft Excel: Formulas & Functions (pg 61)

CT 0939

$189+GST

6 hours

Additional Notes:  Certificate exams are required for each computer course. One exam sitting fee is included with enrolment in the related course. Pre-registration is a requirement. Re-tests will be treated as challenge exams. Pass Mark: 75%. See page 59.  Microsoft courses can be challenged. The challenge exam fee is $75+GST per exam. See page 59.

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59 SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS NEW|

(12 hours) Explore the world of social media in business! Learn valuable tips and techniques on navigating multiple social platforms and develop skills to drive business results. Find out about social media fundamentals, strategies, branding and analytics. These courses will give you the knowledge to implement a successful social media presence for your business or organization.

Course Code

Tuition

Hours

Social Media Foundations and Strategies(pg 62)

CT 1011

$99 + GST

3 hours

Social Media Branding and Communications (pg 62)

CT 1012

$99 + GST

3 hours

Social Media and Analytics and Optimization (pg 62)

CT 1013

$99 + GST

3 hours

Social Media Planning (pg 62)

CT 1014

$99 + GST

3 hours

Course Name

SAVINGS! Take all four courses for $355 + GST (CT 1010) CERTIFICATE EXAMINATIONS Exams

Certificate Programs

COMPUTER EXAMS

Introduction to MS Office Applications for the PC

Hospital Unit Clerk Medical Office Assistant Legal Office Assistant

Take Charge of Your Files & Photos

Computer Office Computerized Bookkeeping Legal Office Assistant

MS Word Level 1A & MS Word Level 1B*

Computer Office Computerized Bookkeeping Medical Office Assistant Legal Office Assistant

Dates and times for all exams can be booked through the Front Office at 403.362.1698. One exam sitting fee is included with enrolment in the related course. Preregistration is a requirement. Re-writes will be treated as challenge exams. Exams may be challenged if the student has the prerequisite knowledge and does not wish to take the course but receive credit toward a certificate program. If the challenge is not successful, you must attend the course and re-write the exam to receive credit toward a certificate.

MS Word Level 2

Advanced Computer Office

THE CHALLENGE EXAM FEE IS $75 + GST PER EXAM.

MS Word Level 3

Advanced Computer Office Legal Office Assistant

MS Excel Level 1A & MS Excel Level 1B*

Computer Office Computerized Bookkeeping

MS Excel Level 2

Advanced Computer Office Legal Office Assistant

MS Excel Level 3

Advanced Computer Office Legal Office Assistant

MS Excel Formulas & Functions

Computerized Bookkeeping

Building PowerPoint Presentations

Computer Office

Sage 50 Levels 1, 2 & Reconciliations*

Computerized Bookkeeping

Introduction to Bookkeeping

Computerized Bookkeeping

QuickBooks Level 1

Computerized Bookkeeping

Working with PDF Files

Advanced Computer Office

COURSE ID: CT 0400

*In some instances, two or more courses are tested on one exam.

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INTRODUCTORY COURSES Basics of Personal Computers The very basic computer skills are introduced in this class. You will:  Learn to turn the computer on  Identify the computer components  Learn the “language”  Control the mouse  Recognize the parts of the screen and their functions  Customize the computer for multiple users  Run basic Windows programs No previous experience is necessary. You will have time for practice experimenting with your new skills and leave the class with much more confidence using the computer. COURSE ID: CT 0901 A: TUE & THU | JAN 23 & 25 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | $129 + GST

COURSE ID: CT 0904

SAVINGS! Take both Basics of Personal Computers and Introduction to Microsoft Office Applications for only $250 + GST.

Introduction to Microsoft Office Applications for the PC This course is a great starting point if you are taking the Level 1A classes of the Office Suite or any of the certificate programs. You will:  Create basic Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents  Learn to navigate Office Windows and Ribbons  Open, Close and Save Office documents with confidence  Cut, Copy and Paste data within documents  Recognize what program best suits your task Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge. COURSE ID: CT 0902 A: TUE & THU | JAN 30 & FEB 1 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $149 + GST

Take Charge of Your Files and Photos  Organize all of your files, whether they are data, photos, videos or music.  Organize your files into file folders,  Upload pictures from your digital camera  Save the files attached to e-mails  Copy or move files to portable storage devices like CDs or flash drives  Students are encouraged to bring cameras or flash drives.

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Microsoft Word Level 1B: Formatting for Clarity

Prerequisite: Microsoft Office Applications or equivalent knowledge and experience. COURSE ID: CT 0906

MICROSOFT OFFICE APPLICATIONS

Add clarity and improve the appearance of your documents.  Set, use and modify tabs  Align paragraphs and adjusting spacing  Add bullets or numbers to your text  Use page numbers, headers and footers  Adjust margins, orientation and page layout Prerequisite: Microsoft Word Level 1A.

Microsoft Office Essentials

A: MON & WED | JAN 29 & 31 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | $189 + GST B: TUE & THU | FEB 20 & 22 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $189 + GST

A: TUE & THU | FEB 6 & 8 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $189 + GST

Pre-requisites are suggested for you to feel comfortable with the material and get the most from the class. It is assumed that you have the suggested knowledge in the prerequisite course material in each class.

COURSE ID: CT 0916

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Microsoft Office is the standard in business productivity software. This program will give you the essential skills sought after by business and industry. It includes essential skills in:  Word – create professional letters, memos and reports  Excel - create and calculate spreadsheets  Outlook – manage emails, schedule appointments and meetings This five week program is the most economical way to quickly get the skills you need for the job market. No Prerequisite Eligible for Canada-Alberta Job Grant

Microsoft Word Level 2: Adding Visual Impact and Clarity Give your documents a professional appeal and deliver information in fast and exciting ways. Add the following features to your Word documents:  Pictures, illustrations or diagrams, tables and columns  Mail merges  Styles, Quick parts and Themes Prerequisite: Microsoft Word Level 1A & 1B. COURSE ID: CT 0919 A: TUE & THU | FEB 27 & MAR 1 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $189 + GST

Microsoft Excel Level 1A: Fundamentals

COURSE ID: CT 0914 A: MON | APR 30 – MAY 28 (NO CLASS MAY 21) 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | $415 + GST

Microsoft Word Level 1A: Fundamentals An introduction to Microsoft Word discover the basics of creating great Word documents including:  Enter and edit text  Create, save, and edit Word files  Format your text  Spelling and grammar checks Prerequisite: Basics of Personal Computers. COURSE ID: CT 0915 A: MON & WED | JAN 22 & 24 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | $189 + GST B: TUE & THU | FEB 13 & 15 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $189 + GST

COURSE ID: CT 0917

SAVINGS! Take BOTH Microsoft

You will discover the basics of creating Excel spreadsheets:  Navigate the MS Excel window  Enter and edit cell contents  Build spreadsheets  Save and edit spreadsheet files  Create basic formulas Prerequisite: Basics of Personal. COURSE ID: CT 0928 A: MON & WED | FEB 5 & 7 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | $189 + GST B: TUE & THU | MAR 6 & 8 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $189 + GST

COURSE ID: CT 0931

SAVINGS! Take BOTH Microsoft

Excel Level 1A: Fundamentals and Microsoft Excel Level 1B: Spreadsheet Solutions for only $345 + GST.

Word Level 1A: Fundamentals and Microsoft Word Level 1B: Formatting for Clarity for only $345 + GST.

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Building PowerPoint Presentations

You can improve the function and appearance of your spreadsheets by:  Attractively format and print your spreadsheets  Create formulas and functions  Understand relative and absolute addresses in formulas  Use multiple sheets in one workbook Prerequisite: Microsoft Excel Level 1A.

Create dynamic PowerPoint presentations for business or personal purposes  Build and edit presentations  Include with text, graphics and tables  Add sound and animation  Prepare and deliver presentations Students are encouraged to bring digital photos and music to create their own presentation. Prerequisite: Introduction to Microsoft Applications.

COURSE ID: CT 0930 A: MON & WED | FEB 12 & 14 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | $189 + GST B: TUE & THU | MAR 13 & 15 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $189 + GST

Microsoft Excel: Formulas and Functions Improve your formula writing skills so that you can create more efficient worksheets.  Understand the math behind functions & formulas so you can create better spreadsheets  Create seemingly complex formulas and functions with ease  Practice your new formula writing skills using various real world examples Prerequisite: Microsoft Excel Level 1A & 1B. COURSE ID: CT 0939 A: TUE & THU | MAR 20 & 22 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $189 + GST

Microsoft Outlook: Your Office-Scheduling Tool Most jobs require the ability to manage schedules. Outlook is not just for email, it is a powerful tool for scheduling and managing meetings, appointments and deadlines.  Create appointments from e-mails, schedule and reschedule meetings and invite attendees  Share calendars with the people you work with, so you can check availability or even make appointments for each other  Keep track of task progress, send reminders, or assign a task to someone else  Save hours of searching for addresses and information using Contacts Prerequisite: Familiar with sending and receiving email. COURSE ID: CT 0910 A: TUE & THU | MAR 27 & 29 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $189 + GST

COURSE ID: CT 0945 A: TUE & THU | APR 3 & 5 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $189 + GST

Microsoft Publisher: Create Your Own Advertising Advertise for pennies! Design professionallooking publications such as brochures, flyers, newsletters and business cards without breaking the budget. Publisher provides a means for beginners to create attractive promotional material in a simple and effective way. Awaken your creative genius and get noticed! Prerequisite: Introduction to MS Office Applications or equivalent knowledge and experience. COURSE ID: CT 0961 A: TUE & THU | APR 10 & 12 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $189 + GST

BOOKKEEPING COURSES Introduction to Bookkeeping Introductory theory-based course designed for individuals who will be doing books for small businesses. Delivers the necessary theory and fundamental practices to pursue computerized bookkeeping projects.  Understand the accounting cycle and accepted practices  Enter transactions into journals including: Accounts Receivable/Payable, Inventory & Payroll transactions  Post to ledgers  Prepare trial balances and financial statements  Complete year end procedures

Sage 50 - Level 1 A hands-on business simulation in which students will create and post a complete set of books using Sage 50. Even if you haven’t upgraded to Sage 50, this class will be suitable for those using Simply Accounting.  Set up and maintain a company’s books  Enter transactions in all journals of Sage 50  Correct and adjust entries  Produce reports and statements Pre/Co-requisite: Introduction to Bookkeeping, or understanding of double entry bookkeeping and recording debits and credits. COURSE ID: CT 0965 A: MON & WED | FEB 26 – MAR 7 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | $299 + GST

COURSE ID: CT 0982

SAVINGS! Take BOTH Introduction to Bookkeeping and QuickBooks Level 1 for only $685 + GST. QuickBooks – Level 1 QuickBooks is a very commonly used accounting program in business. Many accountants are suggesting the program to their clients because it is easy to use, even for those with only basic bookkeeping skills. This course is a hands-on practical application of the program that will give you the confidence to set up and maintain a set of company books. COURSE ID: CT 0981 A: MON & WED | MAR 5 - 14 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM | $299 + GST

APPLE COURSES Basics of MAC Computers Get the most from your MAC! If you are new to Apple Computers, or if you are a PC user who has just switched to MAC, this course will help you develop skills that will allow you to tap into the full power of your MAC. Participants are asked to bring a lunch. PLEASE NOTE: Students must bring their own MAC computer to the course. COURSE ID: CT 0905 A: SAT | MAR 10 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | $145 + GST

COURSE ID: CA 0917 A: MON & WED | JAN 22 – FEB 28 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM | $459 + GST

COURSE ID: CT 0964

SAVINGS! Take BOTH Introduction to Bookkeeping and Sage 50 Level 1 for only $685 + GST.

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62 Enhancement Training for iPhone and iPad Users + iCloud Fundamentals

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS

Two classes in one! During this Saturday session, you will learn to use features on your iPhone or iPad that you didn’t even know existed. Now that you are familiar with the basics of your operating device, learn more about enhancing its functionality. We’ll look at more popular activities, including reading on your device, manipulating photographs and enjoying music. You will also have the opportunity to learn how to use the Cloud storage on the Internet for personal use. Discover how the iCloud seamlessly integrates your data, photos, contacts, music, apps, books, calendars and more across all computers, smartphones and tablets. Update your content no matter which device you’re using or where you are. Instructor: Ethan Frances

COURSE ID: CT 1010

COURSE ID: CT 0909 A: SAT | MAR 17 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | $145 + GST

ACADEMIC TRANSITIONS GED Preparation This course will prepare you to write the GED (General Educational Development) exams. The GED exams are a way to obtain an Alberta Education High School Equivalency Diploma. Instruction will be given in five subject areas: Language Arts (Writing), Language Arts (Reading), Social Studies, Science and Math. This course is suitable for those who have a minimum Grade 10 in the last 10 years and need to brush up on their reading, writing and math skills in preparation for sitting the GED exam. The GED is widely accepted by businesses and organizations as a substitute credential for a high school diploma. Additional upgrading of high school courses may be required for students entering post-secondary programs. Required Materials: Barron’s GED Test Canadian Edition (2014) Textbook and Casio FX-260 Solar Calculator, available from MHC College Bookstore (Brooks Campus). Please call 403.362.1675 to be placed on the wait list.

GED testing is available at the Medicine Hat Campus – see page 27 for upcoming dates.

NEW

This is a hands on workshop to use the skills and insights developed in the other Social Media for Business courses to create a custom social media marketing plan for use in your own business or organization. Instructor will provide assistance, feedback and advice. Pre-requisite: Social Media Foundations and Strategies.

SAVINGS! Take all four

courses for only $355 + GST Social Media Foundations and Strategies

COURSE ID: CT 1014

NEW

This course will teach you to leverage multiple social networks and their users. Discover which networks are available, their primary demographics and chose the right platforms for your business. Know where to devote your time, energy and resources. You will be familiar with the most popular social networks and be able to focus on what elements of your business to consider when building your social media strategy. COURSE ID: CT 1011

Social Media Branding and Communications NEW

The visual world of social media is an important one to stand out in. Learn how to build your online brand and communicate to your target audience. Build your brand using design thinking and principles to create a visually cohesive extension of your business online. Discover how to build an online community around your business and interact with your followers and clients. This course will provide a look into graphic design for social media and community building and interaction. COURSE ID: CT 1012 A: FRI | FEB 9 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | $99 + GST B: THU | APR 12 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | $99 + GST

Social Media Analytics and Optimization NEW

Learn how to read and use social media data to determine what networks, resources and content are working the best for your business. Develop skills to optimize your content and posts and maximize the unique features of each social network. This course will give you the skills to produce a strong, unified online presence for your business or organization. COURSE ID: CT 1013

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A: FRI | FEB 23 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | $99 + GST B: THU | APR 26 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | $99 + GST

Online Certificates

A: FRI | FEB 2 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | $99 + GST B: THU | APR 5 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | $99 + GST

A: FRI | FEB 16 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | $99 + GST B: THU | APR 19 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | $99 + GST

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Social Media Planning

http://www.yougotclass.org/ catalog-complete.cfm/MHC Overview Do you want to expand your knowledge and skills, but lack the time or flexibility needed to participate in classroombased training? MHC’s UGotClass Online Certificates allow you to invest in your career anytime and from anywhere. An investment in your education will boost your productivity and your organization’s bottom line. Online learning is easy, accessible and fun! Online Certificates Offered in partnership with UgotClass (See page 21 for program details) How It Works In the online classroom; listen to audio lectures, view slides and take an optional quiz to test yourself. Discussion and Questions: post comments to online discussions with your fellow participants and instructor. The instructor answers questions and facilitates the discussion. Readings: many courses have online readings of up to 20 pages a week. Participate: anytime day or night, as little or as often as you like. It’s recommended to go online 2-3 times a week. For a detailed course syllabus go to http://www.yougotclass.org/ catalog-complete.cfm/MHC Certificate or Individual Courses; the choice is yours! Most individual courses in the following Certificate programs can be taken as stand-alone courses. Program Areas Include:  Business  Business Communication  Leadership  Social Media Marketing  Training and Education

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LEGAL OFFICE ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE

(126 hours) This program prepares students for an entry level position as a Legal Assistant. Legal Assistants are responsible for keeping files organized, monitoring calendars, meeting deadlines and inputting information into databases among other duties. A Legal Assistant plays an important role in a law office and must be computer literate, have the ability to multitask in an accurate and fast manner and possess strong communication skills (both oral and written).

Course Name

Course Code

Tuition

Textbook

Hours

Introduction to Legal Office Procedures and Practices (pg 65)

CA 0922

$695+GST

$94.50+GST

48 hours

In order to successfully complete the course, students must earn a grade of 75% or better and have a minimum of 85% attendance.

Productivity and Workplace Communication (pg 33)

CA 0018

$395+GST

N/A

12 hours

Currently offered at Medicine Hat Campus

Keyboarding/Skillbuilding I www.typing.com

N/A

FREE

N/A

Introduction to Microsoft Office Applications for the PC (pg 60)

CT 0902

$149+GST

N/A

6 hours

Take Charge of Your Files and Photos (pg 60)

CT 0906

$189+GST

N/A

6 hours

MS Outlook (pg 61)

CT 0910

$189+GST

6 hours

Certificate Exam not required

Microsoft Word Level 1A & 1B (pg 60)

CT 0917

$345+GST

12 hours

Price based on ‘Combine and Save Discount’.

Microsoft Word Level 2 & 3 (pg 6)

CT 0027

$345+GST

12 hours

Price based on ‘Combine and Save Discount’. Level 3 currently offered at Medicine Hat Campus

Microsoft Excel 1A & 1B (pg 60 & 61)

CT 0931

$345+GST

12 hours

Price based on ‘Combine and Save Discount’.

Microsoft Excel 2 & 3 (pg 6)

CT 0048

$345+GST

12 hours

Price based on ‘Combine and Save Discount’. Currently offered at Medicine Hat Campus

Additional Notes:

Proof of typing a minimum of 45 wpm with 90% accuracy is required.

Additional Notes:  Material fees and textbooks costs will not be refunded after the Registration Deadline. Textbook fees are subject to change.  Material fees and textbooks costs will not be refunded after the registration deadline.  Certificate exams are required for each computer course. One exam sitting fee is included with enrolment in the related course. Pre-registration is a requirement. Re-tests will be treated as challenge exams. Pass Mark: 75%. See page 59.  Microsoft courses can be challenged. The challenge exam fee is $75+GST per exam. See page 59.

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64 HOSPITAL UNIT CLERK CERTIFICATE

(252 hours) This program is suitable for those who wish to gain an entry level position working in a fast-paced medical environment including hospitals, longterm care facilities and a variety of other health related institutional settings. Unit Clerks play a vital role in hospital nursing units by managing the coordination of activity and information so the needs of the medical staff, patients and families are met in an effective manner. Our program prepares you for this position with classroom instruction as well as a preceptored work experience in a hospital setting with working unit clerks.

Course Name

Medical Terminology (pg 65)

Course Code

Tuition

Textbook/ Material fee

Hours

Additional Notes:

CA 0902

$685+GST

$125.50+GST $35+GST

42 hours

This is the prerequisite for the program. In order to successfully complete the course, students must earn a grade of 75% or better and have a minimum of 85% attendance.

Exploring the Role of the Hospital Unit Clerk (pg 65)

CA 0908

$995+GST

$45+GST

72 hours + 120 practicum

Productivity and Workplace Communication (pg 33)

CA 0018

$395+GST

N/A

12 hours

Introduction to Microsoft Office Applications for the PC (pg 60)

CT 0902

$149+GST

N/A

6 hours

Keyboarding/Skillbuilding www.typing.com

N/A

FREE

N/A

Standard First Aid with Level C CPR

N/A

Approx. $150

A Clear Criminal Record Check and up-todate immunization records must be provided to the college prior to the practicum. Maximum 14 students Currently offered at Medicine Hat Campus

Proof of typing a minimum of 30 wpm with 90% accuracy is required. Standard First Aid with Level C CPR can be taken through any authorized training provider.

Train the workers you need Canada-Alberta Job Grant

Looking for workers with the right skills? Take advantage of the amazing opportunity for your staff and your business!

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In order to successfully complete the course, students must earn a grade of 75% or better and have a minimum of 85% attendance.

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The Canada-Alberta Job Grant can help fund training for your new or current employees.  You identify the skills your business needs  Choose your trainee and Medicine Hat College can provide the training  Canada-Alberta job Grant reimburses 2/3 of your employees training costs – up to $10,000 per individual!

For more information on this grant and what Medicine Hat College has to offer, contact:

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CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS LEGAL OFFICE Introduction to Legal Office Procedures and Practices This course offers an introduction to the legal system and the Legal Assistant’s role in a law office. Students will learn how to perform administrative duties while recognizing the importance of confidentiality, client privilege and professionalism. Topics will include:  the Legal office environment and the Canadian Justice System  managing a client file  processing legal correspondence and forms  billing procedures  effective client communication In order to successfully complete the course, students must earn a grade of 75% or better and have a minimum of 85% attendance and active participation in class. COURSE ID: CA 0922 A: MON & WED | MAR 5 – APR 30 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $695 + GST B: REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: $94.50 + GST REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FEB 16

HOSPITAL UNIT CLERK

(252 hours) This program is suitable for those who wish to gain an entry level position working in a fast-paced medical environment including hospitals, long-term care facilities and a variety of other health related institutional settings. Unit Clerks play a vital role in hospital nursing units by managing the coordination of activity and information so the needs of the medical staff, patients and families are met in an effective manner. Our program prepares you for this position with classroom instruction as well as a preceptored work experience in a hospital setting with working unit clerks.

Medical Terminology By studying rules, word roots, prefixes, suffixes and combining forms, students will be able to build, use and spell medical words related to body systems and organization. Students will:  learn anatomical, physiological and pathological body systems and terms  develop a solid foundation for medical terms related to the biology and language of each specific body system studied Successful completion of Medical Terminology is a prerequisite to entering the Medical Office Assistant and Hospital Unit Clerk certificate programs. In order to successfully complete the course,

students must earn a grade of 75% or better and have a minimum of 85% attendance and active participation in class. Please note: The ‘Medical Terminology’ course offered through ed2go is not an acceptable prerequisite to the Medical Office Assistant Certificate or Hospital Unit Clerk Certificate.

 strategies to effectively assist the clients and people you work with. Clients dealing intense personal issues can present special challenges. Facilitator: Laurel Scharfenberg COURSE ID: CA 0018 CURRENTLY OFFERED AT THE MEDICINE HAT CAMPUS, PG 33

COURSE ID: CA 0902 A: WED | JAN 17 – APR 4 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $685 + GST MIDTERM EXAM: THU | FEB 22 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM FINAL EXAM: THU | APR 5 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM B: MATERIAL FEES: $35 + GST C: REQUIRED TEXTBOOK - MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY SYSTEMS (8TH EDITION) | $125.50 + GST REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JAN 5

Exploring the Role of the Hospital Unit Clerk Prerequisite: Medical Terminology. This program provides a practical introduction to topics ranging from hospital administration and the role of a Unit Clerk, review of medical terminology and common abbreviations, processing medical orders, recording information on requisition forms, consent forms, chart forms and computerized systems, processing medication and dietary orders, communication, time and stress management skills. Practicum Experience Requirements: To experience first-hand the pace, role and duties of a Unit Clerk, students will be required to participate in a preceptored work experience at a local area hospital. Students must earn a grade of 75% or better and have a minimum of 85% attendance and active participation in Exploring the Role of the Hospital Unit Clerk in order to be placed in the practicum. Placements may be on weekday, weekend and evening shifts and be a minimum of 120 scheduled hours. Successful completion of the practicum component is required to earn the Certificate. COURSE ID: CA 0908 A: MON & WED | APR 16 – JUL 11 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $995 + GST PRACTICUM DATES: TBD REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APR 9 B: MATERIAL FEES: $45 + GST (MATERIAL FEE IS REQUIRED)

Productivity and Workplace Communication This specially designed 2 day series is focused on increasing your productivity and enhancing your skills in the workplace, dealing with challenging people, and conflict resolution. You will learn:  to manage tasks and workload to achieve the right results  the barriers to personal efficiency and effectiveness and how to eliminate or reduce them  maximize effectiveness with the use of planning and organizing tools  a Conflict Resolution process to improve outcomes

TRADES & INDUSTRY PRE-EMPLOYMENT TRADES PROGRAMS

Pre-Employment Trades programs cover the same material as the first year period Apprenticeship program, but also include many additional hours of hands-on practice, safety training and essential employability skills. Students do not have to be employed / indentured before they start their training. Students who successfully complete the program will have skills equivalent to a First Year Trades Apprentice and will be eligible to write the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training First Year Period Exam for the Trade. These programs are designed to help individuals become more marketable when seeking employment in the Trades. Students will gain the entry-level skills they need to give them a better chance of getting hired and becoming indentured as Apprentices. These programs are ideal for those looking for a new career or career change.

Pre-Employment Plumbing – Brooks Campus

$5,200; BOOKS/MATERIALS: $700 (APPROX.), AIT EXAM: $150 SEP 4 – DEC 14, 2018 MON, WED, FRI (TUE CLASS WHEN MONDAY IS HOLIDAY) | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM REGISTRATION DEADLINE: AUG 4, 2018

Pre-Employment Electrical – Medicine Hat Campus $4,650; BOOKS/MATERIALS: $500 (APPROX.), AIT EXAM: $150 JAN 9 – APR 7, 2018 TUE & THU | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM SAT | 9:00 AM - 4:00PM PLUS 12 HOURS/ WEEK OF ONLINE WORK REGISTRATION DEADLINE: DEC 15, 2017

Pre-Employment Plumbing – Medicine Hat Campus $5,200; BOOKS/MATERIALS: $700 (APPROX.), AIT EXAM: $150 JAN 15 – APR 10, 2018 MON – FRI | 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM REGISTRATION DEADLINE: DEC 15, 2017

Pre-Employment Carpentry – Medicine Hat Campus $5,100; BOOKS/MATERIALS: $500 (APPROX.), AIT EXAM: $345 APR 2 – JUN 25, 2018 MON – FRI | 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM OR 1:00PM – 8:00 PM DEPENDING ON LAB AVAILABILITY REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FEB 26, 2018

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HOME INSPECTION CERTIFICATE - ONLINE

There has never been a stronger demand for home inspections than there is today. Consumers have a need to be better informed and want maximum value for what is often their largest financial decision – purchasing a home. Medicine Hat College is pleased to partner with Carson Dunlop and Associates to offer this high quality and convenient program. This 10-course program provides students with the technical skills and expertise needed to succeed in the Home Inspection field. Students learn how to conduct visual examinations and deliver written reports on the physical and operational condition of homes or housing units.

Course Name

Course Code

Tuition

Textbook

Hours

Home Inspection – Roofing (pg 40)

TT 0121

$295+GST

$250 + SH

42 hours

Home Inspection – Structure (pg 40)

TT 0122

$295+GST

$250 + SH

42 hours

Home Inspection – Electrical (pg 40)

TT 0123

$295+GST

$250 + SH

42 hours

Home Inspection – Heating I (pg 40)

TT 0124

$295+GST

$250 + SH

42 hours

Home Inspection – Heating II (pg 40)

TT 0125

$295+GST

$250 + SH

42 hours

Home Inspection – Air Conditioning and Heating (pg 41)

TT 0126

$295+GST

$250 + SH

42 hours

Home Inspection – Plumbing (pg 41)

TT 0127

$295+GST

$250 + SH

42 hours

Home Inspection –Exterior (pg 41)

TT 0128

$295+GST

$250 + SH

42 hours

Home Inspection – Insulation and Interior (pg 41)

TT 0129

$295+GST

$250 + SH

42 hours

Home Inspection – Communication and Professional Practice (pg 41)

TT 0130

$295+GST

$250 + SH

42 hours

Additional Notes:  Courses begin the 1st business day of each month. Students must register by the 15th of the prior month (i.e. register by Jan 15 to start Feb 1) Students have up to 6 months to complete each course.  Upon registration, students will receive an email with a ‘promo code’ and details on how to place their textbook order and access the online classroom.  Courses can be taken in any order.  For individual course descriptions, see page 40.

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67 Welding Safety Course This is a mandatory pre-requisite for the Basic MIG and Basic Stick welding courses. This course will cover the safety hazards that you may encounter while welding and the safe practices you should follow. This course is good for one year.

WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY

COURSE ID: TT 0911 A: WED | MAR 14 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | FREE OF CHARGE, BUT PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Basics of MIG Welding This course will introduce the different aspects and use of MIG equipment and safe practices. Topics Covered will included: general welding of carbon steel on thickness of 1/4 - 3/8”, instruction in the set up and operation of MIG equipment and basic joint preparation and clean-up of completed weld/product. This course will also focus on the basic day to day problems and solutions including how to change a gas bottle, MIG gun, MIG gun liner, drive rolls, and on MIG transfer and how to adjust the machine, control settings and weld in the flat, horizontal, vertical & overhead position. There will be a question and answer period at the end of each class for any other topics of interest that have not been covered in the class. Required Safety Apparel: You must bring CSA approved steel-toed footwear, gloves and safety glasses to class. Please note: You must take the pre-requisite Welding Safety Course before taking this course. COURSE ID: TT 0902 A: MON & WED | MAR 21 – APR 4 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $440 + GST

Well Service Blowout Prevention (WSBOP) This four-day course is aimed at the service rig operators, service rig managers, wellsite supervisors, field foremen, production foremen and production engineers involved in well killing operations on the service rig. Topics covered include: Sources and magnitude of pressures, causes of kicks, BOP equipment, kick warning signs, crew positions and duties, well shut-in procedures, well killing procedures, calculations and government regulations. Upon successful completion of the Well Service Blowout Prevention examination, the candidate will be issued the required Well Service Blowout Prevention certificate, valid for five years. Students are reminded to please bring a calculator to class. NOTE: Students are required to have a hard hat, safety glasses, steel-toed work boots and coveralls for the practical component. NOTE: Refunds will not be issued within 5 business days of the course start date. COURSE ID: WH 0905

COURSE ID: TT 0904

SAVINGS! Take BOTH Basic MIG Welding and Basic Stick Welding for only $830 + GST.

Basics of Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Stick Welding) This course will introduce the different aspects of Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) including identification of consumables, joint preparation. Students will be introduced to pad plate and filet weld in flat position using E6010 and E7018 electrodes, full penetration groove weld in the flat position and identifying weld faults or defects and offering corrective solutions. There will be a question and answer period at the end of each class for any other topics of interest that have not been covered in the class. Required Safety Apparel: You must bring CSA approved steel-toed footwear, gloves and safety glasses to class. Please note: You must take the pre-requisite Welding Safety Course before taking this course. COURSE ID: TT 0903 A: MON & WED | APR 9 - 25 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $480 + GST

A: MON – THU | APR 16 - 19 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM | $880 + GST B: MON – THU | NOV 26 - 29 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM | $880 + GST

Coiled Tubing Well Servicing Blowout Prevention (CTWSBOP) This one-day course is designed for the coiled tubing operator and the wellsite supervisors who would be involved in well control operations while using coiled tubing for well servicing. Course topics include CT equipment, CT tools and accessories, CT BOPs, wellhead equipment, flowback systems and well control responses. Prerequisites: A valid Well Service Blowout Prevention Certificate or in conjunction with a Well Service Blowout Prevention course. Note: The Coiled Tubing Certificate will expire the same date as the individuals Well Service Blowout Prevention Certificate and will be subject to the same renewal requirements. NOTE: Refunds will not be issued within 5 business days of the course start date. COURSE ID: WH 0906 A: FRI | APR 20 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM | $430 + GST B: FRI | NOV 30 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM | $430 + GST

Safety Management & Regulatory Awareness for Wellsite Supervision (SARA) This revised course is three days in length and has been designed to ensure wellsite supervisors and prime contractors are aware of their responsibilities and roles with respect to Health and Safety at the wellsite. Responsibilities for health and safety legislation, health and safety program elements, supervisor’s role, hazard identification, risk assessment and control, inspections, incident investigation, emergency response and leadership skills will be covered. Key legislated rules and industry practices for Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan will be discussed and are summarized in an index with references to assist the wellsite supervisor / prime contractor. Upon successful completion of the written examination conducted on the last day of the course, students will receive a Certificate of Completion from ENFORM, valid for three years. NOTE: Refunds will not be issued within 5 business days of the course start date. COURSE ID: WH 0904 A: MON – WED | APR 30 – MAY 2 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM | $820 + GST B: MON – WED | OCT 1 - 3 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM | $820 + GST

First Line Supervisor’s Blowout Prevention (FLSBOP) This course is designed primarily for the First Line Supervisor (driller) on a drilling rig, and is also a prerequisite for the Second Line Supervisor’s Well Control course. Topics include:  Source and magnitude of pressure  Causes and warning signs of kicks  Shut-in procedures  Crew positions and duties during well control operations  Procedures for circulating out influxes  Government regulations Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to use warning signs to recognize a kick and safely shut-in a well. NOTE: Refunds will not be issued within 5 business days of the course start date. COURSE ID: WH 0909 A: MON – THU | APR 23 - 26 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM | $880 + GST

For Energy Safety Canada dates available in Medicine Hat, please see page 44

REGISTER FOR WINTER/SPRING 2018 ONLINE www.mhc.ab.ca/continuing-studies · PHONE 403.362.1677


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ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES

CHILDREN & YOUTH Red Cross Babysitting Course

Literacy Education

Food Sanitation & Hygiene Training

An outbreak of foodborne illness causes needless suffering, ruined reputations, and economic loss. Food Sanitation & Hygiene Training instructs managers and food handlers in food service sanitation and foodborne illness prevention. Successful graduates of the program will be issued certificates by Alberta Health. Food Sanitation & Hygiene Training is taught by practicing public health inspectors in a straightforward, non-technical way. COURSE ID: WH 0901 A: TUE | MAR 20 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM | $125 (INCLUDES COURSE MATERIALS) PLEASE REGISTER AT BROOKS CAMPUS: 403.362.1677

Note: To ensure that course materials are available on the first night of class, please register no later than 5 business days prior to course commencement.

CANADIAN RED CROSS FIRST AID COURSES

Taught by a Certified Red Cross instructor

For ages 11 and up. The babysitting course created by the Canadian Red Cross will give your child valuable skills and the confidence to know what to do in the event of an emergency. The course will go over an overview of the basic responsibilities that go with being a babysitter, and how you as a babysitter can reduce the risks of emergencies by practicing safety tips and learning essential childcare techniques. Students are encouraged to bring a bagged lunch. COURSE ID: JR 0902 A: SAT | MAR 10 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | $70 B: SAT | MAY 5 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | $70

Occupational Health And Safety Certificate Offered in Partnership with the University of Alberta, Faculty of Extension

Emergency First Aid & CPR Basic one-day course offering lifesaving first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for the workplace or home. Course meets legislation requirements for provincial/territorial worker safety and insurance boards and includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines. COURSE ID: WH 0926 A: SAT | FEB 10 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | $135 + GST B: SAT | APR 21 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | $135 + GST

Standard First Aid & CPR Comprehensive two-day course offering first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for those who need training due to work requirements or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies at home. Course meets legislation requirements for provincial/territorial worker safety and insurance boards and includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines.

Adult Basic

Medicine Hat College is proud to offer students the opportunity to complete the University of Alberta’s Occupational Health & Safety Certificate Courses on a part-time basis. Individual courses are open to anyone and, for most courses, anyone with the interest to study can register, irrespective of previous educational experience.

For more information on the certificate program and courses, please see page 39

ABLE is a non-profit organization that matches volunteers with adult students who want to improve their reading, writing and English speaking skills, as well as computer and math skills. Become a Volunteer Tutor ABLE volunteers are trained and then matched with one adult student. Each volunteer meets for one hour each week with their student to work on skills identified by the Literacy Coordinator. Most students are functioning between a Kindergarten to Grade 4 level. Volunteers are responsible for: • Planning individualized relevant lessons • Keeping accurate records of hours spent tutoring, preparing, and areas of student’s progress • Ensuring resources are taken care of and returned • Providing a current criminal record check • Attending tutor training sessions Adult Literacy Student Adults wishing to improve their reading, writing, and/or English speaking skills can contact our agency directly or have an agency contact us on their behalf. Becoming an adult literacy student involves: • A meeting with the Literacy Coordinator • An informal assessment by the Literacy Coordinator for the purpose of identifying literacy goals only. This assessment may take 1 to 2 hours • Discussing individual realistic literacy goals For more information, please contact Sandra Armitage at 403-362-1685.

COURSE ID: WH 0927 A: SAT & SUN | FEB 10 & 11 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | $155 + GST B: SAT & SUN | APR 21 & 22 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | $155 + GST

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COMMUNITY ARTS & LEISURE Introduction to Graphite Art NEW

This course is an introduction to the key concepts of sketching with a graphite pencil. The focus is on realism and using a blended pencil technique and is designed for the novice or as a refresher for the experienced artist. Highlights for this course include learning how to choose the proper art supplies for a project, practice in three basic drawing techniques, shading exercises, outline drawing, and direction in matting and framing. Plus, you will have the opportunity for one on one work with the instructor to hone your skills! *A supply list is available by calling 403.362.1675 or emailing lhanrahan@mhc.ab.ca COURSE ID: AC 0902 A: TUE | JAN 23 – FEB 27 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | $170 + GST

Campfire Guitar Level I NEW

Learn how to strum and sing along to your favourite songs. This course will introduce beginning adult students to their first chords, singing while playing, and tuning their instrument, all in a fun and supportive environment. Students must bring a guitar to each class.

COURSE ID: AC 0943

Settings – basics of different modes, shutter speeds, f stops, etc. A: THU | FEB 1 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM | $69 + GST

COURSE ID: AC 0944

Composition – Rule of Thirds, back button focus A: THU | FEB 8 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM | $69 + GST

COURSE ID: AC 0945

Lenses and Equipment – what and where to buy, exposure triangle A: THU | FEB 15 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM | $69 + GST

COURSE ID: AC 0946

File Management and Editing Software – comparing Photoshop, Lightroom, Nik Collection and other software, storing files for easy access and back up A: THU | FEB 22 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM | $69 + GST

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner ONLINE

Gain a solid foundation in drawing and become the artist you've always dreamed you could be! ONLINE COURSE (6 WEEKS) - REGISTER AT WWW.ED2GO.COM/MHC VARIOUS START DATES: JAN 17, FEB 14, MAR 14, APR 11, MAY 16, JUN 13 !! $159 + GST

GIVE A GIFT OF CLASS Great for that hard-to-buy-for person, gift certificates are available in any dollar amount and can be purchased at the Registration Desk, MHC or by calling 403.362.1675.

COURSE ID: AC 0920 A: MON | MAR 19 – MAY 14 (NO CLASS APR 2) 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM | $149 + GST OFF CAMPUS: CULTURAL CENTRE – CC186

Adventures in Digital Photography Join us as we embark on a four-part journey into the realm of digital photography. Presented in an easy-to-understand and casual atmosphere, we’ll unlock the secrets of your camera and enhance your skills. Topics include understanding the various settings, composition, purchasing the right lenses and equipment, file management and photo editing software. Once you complete this course, you will feel more confident using your camera, take the stress out of editing, and learn what gear you actually need. We’ll also form an online community, so your continued learning and network of fellow enthusiasts can expand. Demystify your DSLR in a fun group atmosphere! Student requirement is a DSLR camera (please bring to each class). COURSE ID: AC 0942

SAVINGS! Take ALL FOUR classes for only $250 + GST.

REGISTER FOR WINTER/SPRING 2018 ONLINE www.mhc.ab.ca/continuing-studies · PHONE 403.362.1677


70 Drivers EDge Driver Training Approved and Accredited. Class 5 driving instruction. Learning to drive or having a child learn to drive can be a stressful event. It doesn’t have to be! With innovative and interactive classroom instruction, students have fun while learning. Our mission statement is to provide training tailored to the individual in a safe and caring environment. The success of our teaching method is reflected by our high pass rates on the road test. Rest easy knowing Drivers EDge is government-approved and accredited by Alberta Transportation, with insurance discounts available. Drivers EDge is a member in good standing of the Medicine Hat Chamber of Commerce. Learning to drive is fun – sign up and see for yourself! Refresher lessons, vehicle rental for road tests, and comprehensive learning packages are available. For more information and to pre-book your driving time, call 403.526.9505. www.driversedgeinc.com

Basic EDge Beginner’s Package  18 hours of innovative classroom instruction  10 hours of one-on-one, in-vehicle instruction (Please call the Drivers EDge office to pre-book driving time, otherwise it will be arranged with the student during the classroom. All driving time for the course will commence in the weeks following the classroom session and be completed within a 4-6 week period. If you have any questions regarding the driving contact the Drivers EDge office before the course starts!)  Free pickup and drop-off at the location of your choice within Medicine Hat and area  Road test booking (fee is extra and payable to license agency) COURSE ID: JR 0973 A: MON – THU | JAN 22 - 25 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM | $729 + GST B: MON – THU | MAR 5 - 8 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM | $729 + GST C: MON – THU | APR 30 – MAY 3 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM | $729 + GST D: MON – THU | JUN 25 - 28 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM | $729 + GST E: MON – WED | JUL 23 - 25 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM | $729 + GST F: MON – WED | AUG 13 - 15 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM | $729 + GST G: TUE - FRI | OCT 9 - 12 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM | $729 + GST H: MON – THU | NOV 19 - 22 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM | $729 + GST

Prices may be subject to change due to the rising cost of fuel.

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MEDICINE HAT CAMPUS

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Office Hours: Mon to Thurs: 8:00AM-7:30PM Friday: 8:00AM-4:00PM Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Office Hours: Mon to Thurs: 8:00AM-7:00PM Friday: 8:00AM-4:00PM Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Five Easy Ways to Register Medicine Hat Campus / Brooks Campus To avoid cancellation of classes, please register early.

On-Line Registration with Visa/MasterCard/Interac: www.mhc.ab.ca/continuing-studies

Phone with Visa/MasterCard ready to: Medicine Hat Campus: 403.529.3844 Toll Free 1-866-282-8394 Brooks Campus: 403.362.1677 Toll Free 1-866-282-8394 Registration by phone will only be taken by Visa/MasterCard.

Fax Fill out registration form and fax it to: Medicine Hat Campus: 403.504.3521 Brooks Campus: 403.362.1474

In Person Drop by the Registration Desk - Main Entrance. Full payment of fees is required at time of registration. You can now use your bank debit card for payment of fees. We also accept cash, cheques, Visa, Matercard and Interac.

Mail Send completed registration form and appropriate fees (cheques payable to Medicine Hat College) to: Continuing Studies Medicine Hat College 299 College Drive SE, MEDICINE HAT, AB T1A 3Y6 Continuing Studies Medicine Hat College – Brooks Campus 200 Horticultural Rd East BROOKS, AB T1R 1E5

PLEASE NOTE  Keep in mind that courses may be full if your registration is delayed in the mail.  Tuition fees do not include materials unless noted.  Courses are for persons 18 years of age and over unless otherwise indicated.  Some classes may be held off-campus.  Full payment of fees is required at time of registration.  Postdated cheques are not accepted.  Continuing Studies reserves the right to make changes in instructors, dates and times when necessary.  Students will be required to pay for supplies if they withdraw on the day of or day after course is scheduled. CANCELLATIONS, TRANSFERS, WITHDRAWALS & REFUNDS  Continuing Studies reserves the right to cancel courses. If your course is cancelled, you may either transfer to another available course or receive a full refund.  Withdrawal requests received prior to three (3) business days before the course start date are subject to a $35 processing charge.  Withdrawal requests received between the period of three (3) business days prior to the first class but before the 2nd class, are eligible for a 50% tuition refund.  Materials and textbook fees will not be refunded after the Registration Deadlines noted.  Withdrawals after the terms stated above will not be eligible for a refund.  “Combine and Save” discounts are only valid when registering at the same time. ACCOMMODATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES Students who identify themselves as having disabilities can access supports such as tutors, scribes (note takers), isolated exam rooms, adaptive technology and materials (as available), accessible resident accommodation, and referrals to funding agencies. To ensure that arrangements are in place at the start of the class, you are encouraged to contact the Disabilities Coordinator at time of registration. PARKING REGULATIONS Medicine Hat Campus Permit parking regulations will be in effect yearround. During this time the hours of enforcement will be from 7:00AM to 5:00PM, Monday to Friday. Daily permits are available for purchase through “pay & display” permit dispensers around the campus. Visitors are permitted to park in any lot except those designated for reserved parking. Daily parking rate is $4.00 cash. Drop-off stopping is permitted at the front entrance of the Main Campus and Cultural Centre and is limited to 15 minutes. Brooks Campus Free parking permitted in front or north parking lots.


Welcome to Medicine Hat College!

Winter/Spring 2018 Continuing Studies Registration Form As an advocate for learning through all stages of life, I’m delighted that you’re taking the time to review our Continuing Studies calendar. NAME I’m sure you’ll find an opportunity that meets your needs whether you’re shopping for your family, yourself, or your business. ADDRESS

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I know the staff and leadership of the Continuing Studies team plan and work hard to provide a wide range of courses and programs Course ID Date Fee and career to support personal needs,Start recreation, family Course wellness, development. As you can see, there are many courses to consider.

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TOWN/CITY CODE One of the college’s most important goals is to be POSTAL sure we’re meeting the needs of students and employers. That simply means that you, TELEPHONE E-MAIL and the quality of the experience you have, are very important to us.

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As your aspirations as a learner grow, please don’t hesitate to share your needs and wants with us. We’d be more than happy to talk about the future, and how we can work together. I wish you well in your pursuits. Unless stated otherwise, GST is included in course fee. GST $

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Cheque or Money Order Payable to Medicine Hat College (We are unable to accept post dated cheques) Purchase Order (for invoicing purposes only). If employer is to be invoiced, please include a letter of authorization or an authorized purchase order. Registered students are ultimately responsible for payment of fees regardless of a third party invoice.

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To make a payment using credit card or Interac debit card, please call Registration Services at 403.529.3844 or register online at mhc.ab.ca/continuing-studies

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Four easy ways to register with this form! CATHERINE CROCKFORD SHANNAN HURLBUT Director, Continuing Studies Program Administrator  MAIL REGISTRATION FORM TO:  REGISTER WITH VISA/MASTERCARD: Business & Certificates 403.529.3875 Continuing Studies, Medicine Hat College Continuing Studies, Medicine Hat College 403.529.3849 299 College Drive SE 403.529.3844 MEDICINE HAT, AB T1A 3Y6 STEPHANIE SHEARER Continuing Studies, Brooks Campus Continuing Studies, Brooks Campus 403.362.1677 Program Assistant ERIN FERRIS 200 Horticultural Road East Program VISIT OUR WEBSITE: 403.529.3874 Administrator BROOKS, AB T1R 1E5 www.mhc.ab.ca/continuing-studies/ Trades & Industry Training If youKOENIG would like to receive more information about Continuing NANCY 403.502.8975 Studies, Coordinator MHC please check the applicable box: Computer / Lead Instructor NADINE LEPAGE E-MAIL ADDRESS nkeonig@mhc.ab.ca Corporate Training Officer 403.504.2248 POSTAL ADDRESS

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 FAX REGISTRATION FORM TO: NICOLE NUGENT Continuing Studies, Medicine Hat College Program Administrator 403.504.3521

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Continuing Studies, Brooks Campus 403.529.3848 403.362.1474

LYNSEY ROBINSON Program Administrator Brooks Campus ALBERTA'S FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND 403.362.1675

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STEPHANIE PARASYNCHUK Administrative Assistant Conservatory of Music and Dance 403.529.3880


NEW PROGRAMS. NEW OPTIONS. Devoted to instructing students and enriching their lives through a greater appreciation of the performing arts, the Medicine Hat College Conservatory of Music & Dance offers a wide variety of programs for all ages and abilities. FOR DETAILS VISIT WWW.MHC.AB.CA/CONSERVATORY


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