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New Awards of Achievement by VCC Continuing Studies

Posted on November 3, 2015

‌VCC Continuing Studies is excited to introduce Awards of Achievement, a new recognition program designed to meet the rapidly changing needs of the marketplace. Each new Award of Achievement provides students with a specific skill set aimed at employment or business success. Most awards will be completed in a shorter time than a certificate or diploma. Some awards carry credits that are also transferable to a certificate or diploma program.


Awards of Achievement:

Running a Small Interior Design Business Award of Achievement
This program covers basic topics in running an interior design business. Participants learn about the financial and creative advantages and disadvantages of being self-employed, along with methods, tools and insights for achieving success as an interior design entrepreneur.

Community Services Assistant Award of Achievement
This program enhances learners’ skills and knowledge in community service work with the aim of securing entry-level employment with community-based and non-profit organizations. Participants learn up-to-date computer and administrative skills aimed at supporting organizations by working in office settings, as well as methods of offering quality, client-centered services to diverse groups.

Business Readiness for New Canadians Award of Achievement
This program provides new Canadians with skills in many elements of business administration including human resource management, business ethics, team skills, computer skills and effective job search tactics. Participants learn alongside others new to Canadian business culture, together developing business communication skills and pursuing English for professional advancement. 

Media and Public Relations Award of Achievement
This program teaches essential skills for business interaction with public stakeholders and the media. Participants examine a variety of social media environments and will gain hands-on experience with many of the leading social media applications. Courses will appeal to members of non-profits and small businesses as well as larger organizations.

Web Design Award of Achievement
This program provides individual users, small business owners, and employees of large organizations with the skills and confidence to design and maintain small business or personal websites. Participants have the opportunity to pursue a broad range of web design topics including: HTML/CSS, Photoshop, WordPress, social media/web integration, SEO and Google Analytics.

Computerized Accounting for Small Business Award of Achievement
This program prepares students already taking Computerized Accounting courses to effectively manage the administration side of their business. Participants may be self-employed people seeking to supplement their business administration skills in the areas of business planning, marketing, finance, business writing, social media and more.

Design Software Award of Achievement
This program introduces many of today’s most highly used design software applications. Participants attend hands-on courses teaching effective and professional use of programs including Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, AutoCAD and SketchUP Make.