Continuing Education at Aurora Campus allows you to advance your education both formally through certificate, diploma and degree courses, and informally through training and development workshops and evening courses.

Learning is an ongoing process and so the College’s course offerings change and grow reguarly. Visit our web site often to make sure you don’t miss out on a course that suits your interests.

How to apply

  1. Fill out the Application form and email to your local campus Continuing Education Coordinator
  2. Pay fees or tuition

Ola Owolabi
Coordinator, Continuing Education
Aurora Campus, Inuvik
Phone: (867) 777-7821
Ola.Owolabi@auroracollege.nt.ca

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November
  • 02
    November 2, 2022

    Writing & Editing Skills - Making the Message Clear (ONLINE)

    09:00 -16:00
    02/11/2022-03/11/2022

    Writing & Editing Skills – Making the Message Clear

    Good business writing leads to good business decisions, which leads to good business. This course emphasizes business writing (letters, memos, emails, documents, web material) with the reader and readability in mind. In two days you will focus on new formats, writing style, tone, clarity, conciseness and results while exploring new skills and time saving approaches.

    • Spend less time writing and more time communicating
    • Motivate and persuade readers to take action
    • Develop an active, objective and powerful writing style
    • Write sensitive or negative messages in a positive way
    • Understand the importance of word choice
    • Learn the implications of FOIP in written documentation
    • Prepare written information with objectivity and a results perspective
    • Develop time saving approaches to minute taking

    Outline:

    Why is writing so difficult to do?

    Preparing to Write

    • Purpose
    • Audience
    • Tone

    Choosing a Format

    • Emails/Memos
    • Business Letters
    • Reports
    • Advertising Material
    • Instructional Documents
    • Historical Records

    Putting it All Together

    • Start with an Outline
    • Greetings & Introductions
    • Main body of the message
    • Wrapping things up
    • Proof-reading & Editing

    Effective and Efficient

    • Clear & Simple
      • Vocabulary
      • Sentence length & structure
      • Paragraph length
    • Readability
      • Headings
      • Lists/Tables
      • Page Numbering
      • Underlining & Italics
      • Font size and weight
      • Graphics & Pictures

    Mechanics of Writing

    • Correct word choice
    • Correct spelling
    • Comma usage
    • Capitalization
    • Numbers
    • Abbreviations
    • Latin expressions
    • Subjects & Verbs
    • Colons & Semi-colons

    Best Practices & Practical Application

    • Emails/Memos
    • Business Letters
    • Reports
    • Advertising Material
    • Instructional Documents
    • Historical Records

    Date: November 2 & 3, 2022
    Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Location: Online
    Cost: $600.00
    Instructor: Heather Lyon

  • 03
    November 3, 2022

    Writing & Editing Skills - Making the Message Clear (ONLINE)

    09:00 -16:00
    03/11/2022-03/11/2022

    Writing & Editing Skills – Making the Message Clear

    Good business writing leads to good business decisions, which leads to good business. This course emphasizes business writing (letters, memos, emails, documents, web material) with the reader and readability in mind. In two days you will focus on new formats, writing style, tone, clarity, conciseness and results while exploring new skills and time saving approaches.

    • Spend less time writing and more time communicating
    • Motivate and persuade readers to take action
    • Develop an active, objective and powerful writing style
    • Write sensitive or negative messages in a positive way
    • Understand the importance of word choice
    • Learn the implications of FOIP in written documentation
    • Prepare written information with objectivity and a results perspective
    • Develop time saving approaches to minute taking

    Outline:

    Why is writing so difficult to do?

    Preparing to Write

    • Purpose
    • Audience
    • Tone

    Choosing a Format

    • Emails/Memos
    • Business Letters
    • Reports
    • Advertising Material
    • Instructional Documents
    • Historical Records

    Putting it All Together

    • Start with an Outline
    • Greetings & Introductions
    • Main body of the message
    • Wrapping things up
    • Proof-reading & Editing

    Effective and Efficient

    • Clear & Simple
      • Vocabulary
      • Sentence length & structure
      • Paragraph length
    • Readability
      • Headings
      • Lists/Tables
      • Page Numbering
      • Underlining & Italics
      • Font size and weight
      • Graphics & Pictures

    Mechanics of Writing

    • Correct word choice
    • Correct spelling
    • Comma usage
    • Capitalization
    • Numbers
    • Abbreviations
    • Latin expressions
    • Subjects & Verbs
    • Colons & Semi-colons

    Best Practices & Practical Application

    • Emails/Memos
    • Business Letters
    • Reports
    • Advertising Material
    • Instructional Documents
    • Historical Records

    Date: November 2 & 3, 2022
    Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Location: Online
    Cost: $600.00
    Instructor: Heather Lyon

  • 08
    November 8, 2022

    Minute Taking (ONLINE)

    09:00 -16:00
    08/11/2022

    Minute Taking

    This workshop is for people who are responsible for taking minutes in meetings. You will learn how to co-ordinate meetings, take minutes in formal and informal meetings, edit the minutes without altering content, and how to present, distribute and maintain the minutes most effectively. Topics include agenda preparation, minute taking styles & formats for different types of meetings, some basics on Rules of Order and motions, what to keep in, what to leave out, and more.

    A. Your Role

    • Meeting Preparation
    • Working with the Chair
    • Recording
    • Distribution

    B. Meeting Preparation

    • Agenda Preparation
    • Notifying & Confirming Attendance
    • Preparing the Room

    C. Working with the Chair

    • Improved Communication
    • Understanding Objectives
    • Follow-up and Approval

    D. Recording

    • Minute Formats (narrative, action, resolution)
    • Level of formality
    • Enhancing your listening skills
    • Rules of Order
    • What to keep, what to leave out
    • Using a template
    • Staying “on track”
    • Identifying decisions and action plans
    • Editing and Proofreading
    • Approvals and Sign-offs

    E. Distribution

    • Who gets a copy?
    • Storing the original
    • Preparing for next meeting

    Date: November 8, 2022
    Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Location: Online
    Tuition: $300.00
    Instructor: Heather Lyon

  • 10
    November 10, 2022

    Excel Extras (ONLINE)

    09:00 -12:00
    10/11/2022

    Excel Extras

    You know the basics of the Excel program. Now learn about what else you can do to make working with this program even easier and more effective in this 3-hour session. Topics include:

    • Working with graphics
    • Inserting a screenshot
    • Sorting & Filtering
    • Using hyperlinks
    • Using comments
    • Drop-down lists
    • Grouping & Subtotals
    • Quick Analysis

    Date: November 10, 2022
    Time: 9:00 a.m. – Noon
    Cost: $150.00
    Instructor: Heather Lyon

    About Excel Training – Instructor-led Online Series

    This series of 3-hour sessions are delivered in a live, online session where students and the instructor can speak and interact with one another. Students will need a computer with internet access and a microphone/speakers for this class. A headset with a microphone is ideal, but not required. As the instructor demonstrates the exercises, students can complete the exercises on their own computer, providing they have a copy of the Excel program installed on their own computer. Otherwise, they are welcome to take the class and observe the instructor.

     

  • 15
    November 15, 2022

    Bookkeeper & Financial Clerk/Assistant Training – Intro to Accounting (ONLINE)

    09:00 -16:00
    15/11/2022-17/11/2022

    Bookkeeper & Financial Clerk/Assistant Training – Intro to Accounting

    This class is designed to enhance the knowledge of people presently employed in a bookkeeping or finance position, or interested in pursuing a career in a bookkeeping position.

    Course Description

    This 3-day course looks at the theory and the steps involved in preparing books for a business or organization in the NWT. Using an accounting simulation consisting of actual source documents from a fictitious business, students will enter one month of financial transactions for a small company using the five-journal system. This course will show students who use a computerized software program what is actually happening behind the entry screens on their computer and will give them a better overall understanding of the accounting process. Please note: This class includes intensive, hands-on work that will require your full attention. It is strongly suggested that if you are participating in these on-line sessions, you take the class in an environment where you can focus solely on the class. You will need a calculator or adding machine for this session.

     

    Course objectives

    After completing this course, you will be able to:
    Better understand the accounting process used in the 5 Journal manual accounting system

    1. Be familiar with the steps involved in the annual accounting cycle
    2. Understand the five account categories used in accounting
    3. Understand Debits & Credits

    Dates: November 15 – 17, 2022
    Times: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Location: Aurora College, Yellowknife Campus
    Instructor: Heather Lyon
    Cost: 750.00