NAIT Business Administration
Students interested in pursuing a career in commerce, business and innovation can take 3 Year-One required courses with NAIT’s School of Business. Successful participants will gain 3 post-secondary credits and 6 CTS high-school credits for each course successfully completed. Courses can be taken separately and in either semester. To receive transfer credit in the Business Administration Program at NAIT, students must maintain a minimum GPA of 67% in each module.
COMM1101 | Communications 1 - 3 NAIT transfer credits also 6 CTS high school credits
This course introduces the student to the complexities of written and oral communication. Learn business writing strategies and techniques to communicate ideas effectively through written communication in an academic setting, and gain skills for effective writing and oral presentations.
Business Productivity Software
CMIS1150 | Business Productivity Software - 3 NAIT transfer credits, also up to 6 CTS high school credits
This course introduces productivity applications in business. Emphasis will be placed on applied computing to develop skills in office applications such as spreadsheet, documentation, presentation, and collaboration tools for problem-solving and decision-making.
Introduction to Finance
FNCE1125 | Introduction to Finance - 3 NAIT transfer credits also 6 CTS high school credits
Learn the tools, calculations, and components needed to complete a financial plan; time value of money, financial goal setting, and tax planning concepts; and concepts and calculations relating to money, credit, and risk management. Learn how to calculate the cost of revolving and installment type credit facilities and apply the tools and techniques required to purchase and finance a home. Learn fundamental concepts in investing, including a discussion of mutual funds, stocks, and bonds. Retirement and estate planning concepts, including annuity and retirement income calculations, will be discussed.
This course provides an introduction to financial accounting and the preparation of basic financial statements for small businesses. You will begin by examining generally accepted accounting principles and basic accounting concepts. The accounting cycle will be developed as you work through the transactions of service and retail businesses. This course is the foundation of all other accounting courses, and the gateway to many accounting related careers.
This course is offered to those students who have a desire to further explore educational and career opportunities in the world of accounting. Students will learn various advanced accounting practices and apply previous knowledge to businesses of varying complexity (Partnerships, Corporations, Merchandising, and Manufacturing). This course is designed to provide exposure to the foundation skills that managers will need to be successful in today’s dynamic world.
Prerequisite: Introductory Accounting (or Retail Accounting 2)
Office Administrator Certificate
For students pursuing a career in Office Administration, Centre High will issue a Certificate of Achievement to students upon the successful completion of Communications 1, Business Productivity Software and Introductory Accounting.
This Certificate will include a summary of the different outcomes and skills mastered during the courses (total of 17 credits).
Office Administrators have extensive knowledge of office practices and software enabling you to skillfully manage the administrative activities of any size business operation. Office Administrators perform a variety of professional positions in an organization, including, but not limited to: Receptionist, Administrative Assistant, Typist/Word Processing Specialist, Records Clerk and Office Assistant.
Hospitality and Tourism
5+ credits each
Students will be introduced to the Hospitality and Tourism industry by exploring the sectors that form the industry as a whole. The goal of this program is for our students to POP; to be Professional, Organized and Polished so they will excel in any off-campus experience, their current employment and future careers. The skills developed in this pathway are extremely transferable to any line of work that deals with clients, customers and guests.
The course will focus on developing effective interpersonal relations, professional communication skills, and effective collaboration. Research, information management and presentation skills are also a large part of the program. Students will have weekly visits from industry experts, perform off-campus observations, and participate in tours and job shadowing opportunities. Students will have the opportunity to attain the relevant certifications and training needed for the employment areas of interest to them.
Level 1 - students meet with their cohort in a traditional classroom setting to learn the foundations of the industry
Level 2 - students will complete projects based on their personalized Special Interest of Study
Level 1 prerequisite: none
Level 2 prerequisite: Level 1