Saskatchewan Polytechnic Continuing Education Course Descriptions
Bookkeeping 1Learn More
In this practical course especially designed to assist small business managers, you will learn to manage financial records and understand the accounting cycle. Working through a set of books, you will learn how to record journal entries; categorize assets and liabilities; prepare invoices, income statements and balance sheets; and do year-end adjustments and closing entries. Other topics include payroll and government forms. All materials including a copy of Barron’s E-Z Bookkeeping text are included.
Bookkeeping 2Learn More
As a small business owner, understand your responsibilities in meeting compliance regulations. Topics include calculating gross and net pay (D-TD1); assessing credit risk; collecting accounts; calculating commissions/eligible expenses (T2200, T777, TD1X); and preparing payroll compliance reports (T4 Summary, WCB Return). You will practice concepts through a case study, and learn how to build a business cash flow forecast that results in a business planning tool. Available by webinar.
Quickbooks OnlineLearn More
Gain hands-on cloud accounting experience while learning the basics of business bookkeeping/accounting – this includes managing accounts payables/receivables, invoicing and payroll. Learn to create and manage bills as well as produce accurate and comprehensive reports in QuickBooks Online.
Quickbooks – DesktopLearn More
QuickBooks can help you get organized. Built-in accounting functions organize and calculate your finances. Entries get carried through to all the right places automatically. Have sales & expenses, customer & vender profiles all at your fingertips. Get a snapshot of the money coming in and going out of your business. You will learn everything from writing cheques, creating bills & reports, to the basics of business accounting, including managing accounts payables/receivables, invoicing and payroll. You will receive a free one-year download of QuickBooks student version software. Prerequisite: Computer experience and basic bookkeeping/accounting knowledge.
Customer Service EssentialsLearn More
Gain an understanding of what professional customer service is by learning about the Five Drivers of Service Excellence, the Service Value Chain and Dealing with Challenging Situations. Understand how these approaches help you to connect with customers. Practice the importance of positive language and learn the patterns that can result in challenging situations. This interactive workshop will show you how to go the extra mile that makes a difference to your customers.
Coaching/Teambuilding for LeadersLearn More
You will examine what a team is and how to become part of a functioning team and even a high performing team at times.
Indigenous Lead/ResilienceLearn More
Indigenous peoples across Canada have demonstrated their diverse approaches to using resiliency in leadership. In this course you will gain a national perspective of leadership styles incorporated in indigenous communities. You will identify the distinctive Indigenous language groups represented nationally and learn their stories on moving forward in a good way. In this course, you will experience and enhance your understanding of how traditional forms of Indigenous Leadership have consistently demonstrated resiliency amidst a rapidly changing colonial state.
Indigenous Business/EntrepreneurLearn More
You will discover Indigenous peoples’ collective histories outline a rich heritage of trade prior to and during colonization which helped to form Canada’s economic base. This course will overview the challenges for Indigenous Businesses and Entrepreneurs.
Leadership PrinciplesLearn More
You will focus on the goals, functions and roles of leadership. You will learn what leadership is and what it takes to become a successful leader. You will examine different types of leaders, the ways that they are effective, and consider situations where one leadership style may be better than another.
Management PrinciplesLearn More
You will focus on the goals, functions and roles of management. You will learn what management is and what it takes to become a successful manager. You will examine different types of managers, the ways that they are effective, and consider situations where one management style may be better than another.
Business ManagementLearn More
You will focus on business structure and financial management. You will focus on ownership types, financing, and liabilities of a business. You will identify the financial and business structures that will enable success in the workplace.
Management SkillsLearn More
You will focus on the goals, functions and roles of management. You will focus on team building, leadership, and management principles. You will identify essential and employability skills that will enable success in the workplace.
Project InitiationLearn More
You will learn the terminology, formal processes, and a systematic approach to project management. You will learn to analyze project stakeholders. You will define project requirements, establish project objectives, estimate project scale, determine project constraints and assumptions, and define the project manager’s responsibilities and authority in a charter for a project that is relevant to your workplace.
Project Plan/Scheduling/BudgetLearn More
You will develop practical project planning skills and knowledge through the systematic creation of a comprehensive project plan. You will identify and document project deliverables and tasks, estimate resources, develop a realistic project schedule, and create a complete project budget. You will learn to proactively manage project risks and use project management software.
Project Execution and ControlLearn More
You will learn how to direct and manage project execution. You will develop the knowledge and skills to track project resources and tasks, evaluate and report project performance, and determine how to recover project variances and control changes. You will learn to plan and control project quality and perform quality assurance. You will also learn how to manage procurement processes and contracts on projects.
Project Leadership & CommunicationLearn More
You will develop practical leadership and communications skills required to manage project teams. You will learn to create, distribute, and store project information, and communicate effectively in mixed media. You will develop and use interpersonal skills to manage stakeholder expectations, motivate team members, negotiate agreements, and proactively manage relationships
Project ClosingLearn More
You will develop the knowledge and skills to close a project and you will learn strategies for continuous improvement. You will learn to administer project closing processes and transfer a completed project to operations. You will also learn to adapt a scalable project management model to apply improve project management practices across your organization. Prerequisites: PROJ 113 (concurrent).
APM IntegrationLearn More
You will complete a final integration project in which you will apply formal project management process to initiate, plan, execute, control and communicate a project based on lessons learned from all of the courses in the program. You will combine all of the project management processes into a comprehensive project management approach. You will also demonstrate your knowledge of project management concepts and processes on a comprehensive final examination. Prerequisites: PROJ 114 (concurrent)
Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)Learn More
The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) has aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). GHS is a worldwide system. Its goal is to have a common set of rules for classifying hazardous products, common rules for labels, and a standard format for safety data sheets (SDSs).
Supervisory SkillsLearn More
You will examine the fundamentals of supervision. It will cover the role of a supervisor, managing change, communication, working with groups and other supervisory skills.
Digital TransformationLearn More
Digital transformation looks different for every business, but at its core, it means altering how a company operates with the addition of technology and with the goal of improving the customer experience and the workplace. This one-day course will teach you about digital transformation, and what companies in different industries are doing, as well as best practices so you can do it yourself.
Marketing for Social MediaLearn More
Social media remains an evolving aspect of our daily lives in addition to being a part of our businesses. This course is designed for people who have some familiarity with social media already. Participants will learn to develop a social media marketing plan as a part of their overall marketing strategy, determine who should be on their team, and choose how they will measure what is taking place. In addition, we will explore some of the major social media sites and look at how specialty sites and social media management tools can take their social media marketing to the next level.
Accounting & Finance for non-Financial ManagersLearn More
Understand the seven steps in the accounting cycle and use financial information in decision making. Gain the knowledge to analyze resource allocation and evaluate financial performance.
Boosting Website TrafficLearn More
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.
The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s School of Continuing Education to deliver virtual programming throughout the province. Programming will focus on meeting the needs of the local business community by providing training solutions tailored towards business and skills that are in high demand or trending.
The School of Continuing Education brings together internal expertise to advance professional development programs, corporate training, and micro-credential offerings.
The SCC’s partnership with the Continuing School of Education is part of a suite of programs that Saskatchewan’s network of chambers are building through the Training & Employment Network to provide clear and locally coordinated pathways for workers to be identified, as well as to present learning opportunities that enhance skills for employers.