Personal Finance


To achieve your financial goals, you need to understand the vocabulary of money. This collection of classes offers insight into ways to track and control spending; budgeting; how our financial, credit, and investment systems work; and how to build a successful stock portfolio.




Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
Sep, Jan, Apr 6 hours Statement of Completion Downtown Part-time

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Program Description

Program Description

To achieve your financial goals, you need to understand the vocabulary of money. This collection of classes offers insight into ways to track and control spending; budgeting; how our financial, credit, and investment systems work; and how to build a successful stock portfolio.


 :Please note: Registration/attendance in any of the courses in the Personal Finance suite will require signing the Personal Finance Course Series Disclaimer.


Some courses in this program require textbooks. Please call or visit the Downtown Bookstore for more information.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.


International students

Please note that not all Continuing Studies programs are available to international students. To determine your eligibility, please contact VCC’s International Education Office at: study@vcc.ca or 604.443.8600.



As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.


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Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.

Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

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Program Coordinator: Joy Dalla-Tina, VCC Leadership, 604.871.7000, ext. 8671
Program Assistant: Dorothy Giroux, VCC Leadership, 604.871.7000, ext. 8383

Program Highlights

Program Highlights

Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

 


Currently Scheduled in Continuing Studies Sep-Dec2019 (201993)

(FNCE 1003) Retirement Planning 0 credits    $206.04



This course focuses on retirement planning from a financial perspective. We will look at how private and public pension plans work, and how to use RSP ad TFSA accounts as well as other investment tools to create a personal pension plan. To achieve your retirement goals you need to understand not just how to save and invest but also how to spend and budget during retirement years. You will write a short two-page plan covering all the key elements that contribute to financial security in retirement.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30523 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1600
23-Nov-2019
Gauer, Stephen
Register


Upcoming Schedules in Continuing Studies Jan-Mar20 (202091)

(FNCE 1000) Financial Literacy 101 0 credits    $206.04



To achieve your financial goals, you need to understand the vocabulary of money, and how our financial, credit, and investment systems work. This course is a survey of everything to do with money - from credit cards, mortgages and interest rates to stocks, bonds, ETFs, RSPs and TFSAs. Students will examine household budgets, personal audits and other ways to track and control spending. (6 hours.)

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10688 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1600
18-Jan-2020
Gauer, Stephen
Register


(FNCE 1001) Building a Stock Portfolio 0 credits    $206.04



How do you evaluate stocks? How do you read an annual or quarterly report? What is a growth stock, a value stock, and a dividend? This course explains how to build a portfolio of stocks and ETFs. Learners will examine case studies of US and Canadian companies like Amazon, Apple, Royal Bank, TD Bank, BCE, adn CN to better understand why and how they've provided excellent investment returns. With an understanding of some of the technical yardsticks for a successful stock portfolio, like P/E ratios, Return on Equity, dividend yield, and cash flow, learners will create practice portfolios to apply their learning. (6 hours.)

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10831 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1600
01-Feb-2020
Gauer, Stephen
Register


(FNCE 1002) Understanding the Stock Market 0 credits    $206.04



The stock market is a powerful tool for building wealth over time. This course explains how markets work, focusing on stocks, bonds, mutual funds and ETFs. Learners will examine the relative merits of using a financial or investment adviser versus setting up self-directed investing accounts, and how to make the best use of RSPs and TFSAs. (6 hours.)

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10830 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1600
25-Jan-2020
Gauer, Stephen
Register


(FNCE 1003) Retirement Planning 0 credits    $206.04



This course focuses on retirement planning from a financial perspective. We will look at how private and public pension plans work, and how to use RSP ad TFSA accounts as well as other investment tools to create a personal pension plan. To achieve your retirement goals you need to understand not just how to save and invest but also how to spend and budget during retirement years. You will write a short two-page plan covering all the key elements that contribute to financial security in retirement.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10832 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1600
22-Feb-2020
Gauer, Stephen
Register


Building a Stock Portfolio (FNCE 1001)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $206.04
Financial Literacy 101 (FNCE 1000)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $206.04
Retirement Planning (FNCE 1003)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $206.04
Understanding the Stock Market (FNCE 1002)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $206.04


Fees for Continuing Studies programs and courses are approximate and subject to change without notice. Fees include GST (if applicable) as well as College Initiative and Resource Fees, which vary depending on the individual course. Student Union Fees and UPass Fees will be assessed at time of registration where applicable, and are not included in the fees displayed online. Students are responsible for any increase in fees if advanced payments are made.



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