search icon

Business Innovation Leadership


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 9 Post-Secondary credits and 18 CTS high-school credits. Courses can be taken separately and in either semester. Students taking these NAIT courses at CHC are not charged tuition ($1600.00+). To receive transfer credit in the Business Administration Program at NAIT, students must maintain a minimum GPA of 67% in each module.

Business Communications 1

COMM1101 | Communications Level 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.

Prerequisite: 55% in grade 12 English 30-2

Business Productivity Software

CMIS1150 | Business Productivity Software - 3 NAIT transfer credits, also up to 9 CTS high school credits

This course introduces computers and their applications in business. Computer hardware and software, communication, networking, and security issues are explored. Emphasis will be placed on developing skills in the use of personal productivity tools, and using application software for problem-solving and decision-making.

prerequisite: 55% in both grade 12 English and Math 30-2

Business Finance Level 1

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. 

prerequisite: 55% in Math 30-2

Entrepreneurial Leadership 35

5+ credits

Students will learn how to think critically, identify and problem solve, through volunteerism and mentorship opportunities within the school and local community. Students will also demonstrate communication and team work skills through group activities and apply the fundamental skills of valued leaders in their everyday lives.

Management Pathway: Tourism, Hotel and Restaurant

5 credits

Students are introduced to the Tourism industry by exploring the sectors that form the industry as a whole. This course has two phases. In phase one the students meet with their cohort in a traditional classroom setting to learn the foundations of the Tourism industry. Phase two will see the students completing projects based on their personalized Special Interest of Study. Students meet with the instructor to get assignments and work with Industry Mentors and Internships.

Prerequisite: none

Introductory Accounting

5 credits

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.

Office Administrator Certificate

As an Office Administrator, your knowledge of office practices and software enables 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.

You will receive a Certificate of Achievement upon successfully completing these three required courses: Business Communications, Introductory Accounting and Business Productivity Software. The Certificate will include a summary of the different outcomes and skills mastered during the courses included in the 18 credits.