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OAD-102 Keyboarding II

Online Lecture, 1 credit


Keyboarding II is an advanced course designed to help students improve their keyboarding skills to employable levels of 50+ wpm. Software used for this course analyzes students' keyboarding techniques and prescribes practice to help them key faster and with more accuracy. Alphabetic keys, numbers, punctuation and sumbols are covered. Students complete various timed writings increasing in length until their final testing time of 5 minutes.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of ABT 020 or OAD 020 and completion of ABT 100 or OAD 100.
  • C in one of English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English assessment.
  • C in one of Workplace Math 10, Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 10, Essentials Math 10, Foundations of Math 10, or MAT-033; or Math assessment.

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

For information about transferability: BCTransferGuide.ca 

OAD-120 Job Search

Online Lecture, 1 credit


Job search is designed to develop successful job search strategies for today's competitive and changing job market. Topics incluse self-assessment, employability skills testing, job search strategies and research, networking, resumes, cover letters, application forms, interviews, portfolios, employment-related communications and using the Internet for job seaarch and career planning.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of ABT 020 or OAD 020.
  • B- in ABT 116 or OAD 116.
  • B- in ABT 148 or OAD 148.
  • C in one of Workplace Math 10, Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 10, Essentials Math 10, Foundations of Math 10, or MAT-033; or Math assessment.
  • C in one of English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English assessment.

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

For information about transferability: BCTransferGuide.ca 

OAD-126 Presentation Software

Online Lecture, 1 credit


Presentation Software utilizes Microsoft Power Point to introduce students to electronic presentation design and development. Students will apply appropriate design concepts to present data and information in a professional, organized and effective format. Students will learn how to use design templates, apply various attibutes, and include a variety of objects to create, modify, save, and deliver presentations.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of ABT 020 or OAD 020.
  • B- in ABT 101 or OAD 101.
  • C in one of English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English assessment.
  • C in one of Workplace Math 10, Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 10, Essentials Math 10, Foundations of Math 10, or MAT-033; or Math assessment.

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

For information about transferability: BCTransferGuide.ca 

OAD-135 Electronic Databases

Online Lecture, 1.5 credits


Electronic Databases in an introduction to the Microsoft Access data management system. The course will focus on planning, designing, and creating a database to meet the information management needs of today's workplace. Students will learn terminology, database concepts, and features of relational databases,and will use various commands and features to create tables, queries, forms and reports.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of ABT 020 or OAD 020.
  • B- in ABT 101 or OAD 101.
  • C in one of English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English assessment.
  • C in one of Workplace Math 10, Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 10, Essentials Math 10, Foundations of Math 10, or MAT-033; or Math assessment.

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

For information about transferability: BCTransferGuide.ca 

OAD-145 Electronic Spreadsheets

Online Lecture, 1.5 credits


Electronic Spreadsheets provides students with a working knowledge of spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel. Students learn how to design, create, modify, and present professional-looking spreadsheets for use in today's workplace. Mathematical problems are solved using formulas and built-in functions and students learn how to illustrate and present spreadsheet data in graphic form.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of ABT 020 or OAD 020.
  • B- in ABT 101 or OAD 101.
  • B- in ABT-147 or OAD-147.
  • C in one of English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English assessment.
  • C in one of Workplace Math 10, Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 10, Essentials Math 10, Foundations of Math 10, or MAT-033; or Math assessment.

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

For information about transferability: BCTransferGuide.ca 

OAD-146 Advanced Electronic Spreadsheets

Lecture Online, 1.5 credits


Advanced Electronic Spreadsheets is a continuation of OAD 145 and provides students with an advanced knowledge of spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel. Students learn how to use spreadsheets for advanced applications including working with tables, PivotTables and PivotCharts, multiple worksheets, advanced fuunctions, validation rules and macros.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of ABT 020 or OAD 020.
  • B- in ABT 101 or OAD 101.
  • B- in ABT 145 or OAD 145.
  • C in one of English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English assessment.
  • C in one of Workplace Math 10, Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 10, Essentials Math 10, Foundations of Math 10, or MAT-033; or Math assessment.

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

For information about transferability: BCTransferGuide.ca 

OAD-161 Accounting I

Online Lecture, 2 credits


Accounting I provides an introduction to manual accounting. Emphasis is placed on fundamental accounting principles and their application in day-to-day business situations. This course is based on a service business organized as a sole proprietorship.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of ABT 020 or OAD 020.
  • B- in ABT 147 or OAD 147.
  • C in one of English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English assessment.
  • C in one of Workplace Math 10, Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 10, Essentials Math 10, Foundations of Math 10, or MAT-033; or Math assessment.

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

For information about transferability: BCTransferGuide.ca 

OAD-162 Accounting II

Online Lecture, 3 credits


Accounting II is a continuation of Accounting I and is designed to provide additional knowledge in common accounting systems including sales, purchases, taxes, inventory, and payroll. The concepts are presented in the context of a merchandising business.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of ABT 020 or OAD 020.
  • B- in ABT 147 or OAD 147.
  • B- in ABT 161 or OAD 161.
  • C in one of English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English assessment.
  • C in one of Workplace Math 10, Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 10, Essentials Math 10, Foundations of Math 10, or MAT-033; or Math assessment.

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

OAD-165 Computerized Accounting

Online Lecture, 2.5 credits


This course complements the manual accounting course. Using Simply Accounting software for Windows, Computerized Accounting provides the student with hands-on practice at converting a manual accounting system to a computerized one. The course covers recording transactions in the General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, financial statements, payroll, project costing, inventory, reporting and graphing, and account reconciliation.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of ABT 020 or OAD 020.
  • B- in ABT 147 or OAD 147.
  • B- in ABT 161 or OAD 161.
  • Completion of ABT 162 or OAD 162. Can be taken concurrently with OAD 165 as a co-requisite.
  • C in one of English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English assessment.
  • C in one of Workplace Math 10, Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 10, Essentials Math 10, Foundations of Math 10, or MAT-033; or Math assessment.

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.