Explore your creative side or advance your career. Improve your English or upgrade your high school marks. We offer hundreds of courses for children, youth and adults. Browse a complete list of our course offerings below.
Website Success: SEO and Analytics
Take your website to the next level and optimize your ranking in search engines. Discover how search engine optimization tools and website analytics are used to drive new traffic to your website. Required prerequisite: Web Design and Development Level II or intermediate website development skills.
Web Design and Development Level III
Create client-focused, user–friendly websites using preferred software and learn how to integrate existing HTML websites into WordPress (CMS, content management system). You will practice interactivity and site customization with CSS, widgets and plug-ins, and learn how site design can achieve user-friendly access. See what is involved in project, content and workflow management. You will have class time to practice the techniques. Required prerequisite: Web Design and Development Level II.
Sage 50 Accounting-Level I
Develop your computerized accounting skills with this popular software used by many businesses. Learn about the chart of accounts, general journal transactions, inventory, purchases, sales and payroll. You will also learn how to create various financial reports. Recommended prerequisite: Basic accounting knowledge or Bookkeeping Basics.
MS Excel Level I
Learn to create a new workbook; work with ranges, columns and rows, move and copy to build a workbook; and work with basic Excel features such as autofill, autosum, autocomplete, and basic formulas. You also learn about enhancing the worksheet's appearance and setting up for printing. Recommended preprequisites: Windows and keyboarding skills.
MS Excel - Databases and Macros
Learn advanced spreadsheet skills including working with lists, filtering, sorting, preparing pivot table reports, using advanced formulas and functions, importing and exporting data, and using macros. Recommended prerequisite: MS Excel - Level I or equivalent experience.
MS Excel - Analysis and Charts
Learn advanced spreadsheet skills including outlining, using analysis tools (such as scenarios, goal seek and solver), working with multiple worksheets and workbooks, using advanced formulas and functions, and creating and modifying charts. Recommended prerequisite: MS Excel - Level I or equivalent experience.
Sage 50 Accounting - Level II
Build on your basic accounting skills with additional and advanced procedures such as creating a company, customizing settings, security features, budgeting, foreign currencies, departmental accounting, time and billings, payroll procedures, and year-end processes. You will also learn how to create graphs and management reports. Prerequisite(s): Sage 50 Accounting-Level I (formerly Simply Accounting).
QuickBooks is an ideal accounting software package for small to medium sized businesses. In this introductory course, you will learn how to perform basic accounting tasks such as journal entries, purchases, sales and payroll. You will also learn how to create new accounts and manage inventory, customer and vendor records. In addition, you will learn to generate various reports and perform year-end procedures. Recommended prerequisite: Basic accounting knowledge or Bookkeeping Basics
Enhance your QuickBooks skills by covering advanced features related to account receivables, payables, inventory and payroll transactions. You will learn how to set up a new company, bank reconciliations, budgets, and departmental accounting, as well security and access rights. In addition, you will learn to charge interest on overdue accounts, process credit card transactions and NSF cheques, as well as work with bad debts, sales tax, WCB, job tracking and foreign currencies. Recommended prerequisites: QuickBooks – Level I and basic accounting knowledge.
Bridging Into Child and Youth Care Work
This course meets the diverse needs of students preparing to enter the first year of the CYC diploma program or preparing to transfer into the second year of the CYC diploma program. The course provides a bridge to entry into the field of child and youth care by highlighting key themes and strategies from child and youth care knowledge and skills. Students will explore important aspects of adolescent development, family systems, resiliency, leadership, activities programming, professional ethics and solution- focused helping skills.
Fundamentals of Writing
ENGL 0089 is an intensive developmental course designed to prepare students for ENGL 111. By placing considerable emphasis on students' ability to construct grammatically correct sentences, to use different kinds of paragraphs, and to advance to the writing of at least one full-length essay, the course strives to help students write with noticeable clarity and versatility. Students also explore effective word choices and begin to develop a personal style.
Discover Alberta I
This two-week course is intended for international visitors to Edmonton wishing to combine English language learning and cultural experiences. Discover Alberta I provides conversational English at a high-beginner to low-intermediate level, vocabulary and grammatical structures to understand and participate in simple conversation about tourist attractions, cultural, educational and technological features and other topics of general interest.
IELTS Ready is a short course designed to prepare students to take the IELTS test, both the general and the academic tests. The course covers all 4 skills and all tasks on the test.
Prerequisites: IELTS 5.5, CLB 7 or equivalent.
Your Summer Adventure - Youth
This program will provide High School students a unique learning opportunity to come to Edmonton, Alberta and participate in MacEwan’s ESL immersive program. Over the four-week period, students will develop their language skills during morning ESL classes which focus on Alberta culture and history. In the afternoons, students will have an opportunity to visit a number of different attractions in the Edmonton area and apply new vocabulary learned in the morning ESL sessions.
IELTS Preparation I
This course prepares students in the four skill areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking to achieve a score of at least 5 on the IELTS (International English Language Testing system) exam in language proficiency. After completing this course successfully, students should be ready to take the IELTS exam and/or continue on to IELTS Preparation II in order to achieve a higher level of proficiency. Prerequisites: ERDW 083 AND ESPL 083, IELTS 4.5, iBT TOEFL 60 or CAEL 50 or equivalent.
IELTS Preparation II
This course is designed for students who are working toward a score of 6.5 or higher on the IELTS (International Language Testing System) exam. Students continue to practice the four skill areas of reading, writing, listening, and speaking in order to advance to a higher level of proficiency in English. Prerequisites: ERDW 084 AND ESPL 084, IELTS 5.5, iBT TOEFL 70, CAEL 60 or equivalent.
French Level I
Gain basic French language conversational skills and the vocabulary required to exchange greetings and ask and answer everyday questions. In this fun and interactive course you will rehearse conversations with fellow students using theme-based scenarios, such as buying something in a store, ordering a restaurant meal, and checking into lodgings. The emphasis will be on pronunciation and learning key phrases for a variety of situations, although basic grammar, reading and writing skills will also be covered. Instructional handouts are provided and the instructor may also recommend an optional textbook that you can purchase from MacEwan’s bookstore.
French Level II
Acquire and practice more French language skills, add to your vocabulary, and increase your ability to express yourself using different verb tenses, adjectives, and adverbs. You will learn to better describe the weather, ask for and give directions, respond with polite phraseology, make travel arrangements and explain past actions. You will also gain and use more complex French language grammatical structures and further develop your reading and writing skills. Instructional handouts are provided and the instructor may also recommend an optional textbook that you can purchase from MacEwan’s bookstore.
French Level III
mprove your speaking and listening abilities and your reading and writing skills by learning and applying advanced French language grammatical structures. You will broaden your range and ease of expression by engaging conversationally in various scenarios that employ a broader vocabulary and require the proper use and expression of past and future tenses. Instructional handouts are provided and the instructor may also recommend an optional textbook that you can purchase from MacEwan’s bookstore.
French Level IV
This 30-hour course will provide the student with more complex grammatical structures along with additional vocabulary to enable him or her to express him/herself more readily. Reading and writing skills will also be further developed. Prerequisite: Completion of FRENCH 0300, or similar course within the past year, or equivalent skill.