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41-Week Entrepreneurial Business Applications Program in BC

Are you interested in starting your own business? Academy of Learning’s Entrepreneurial Business Applications program gets you trained and on your path to a rewarding career through hands-on training and the support from dedicated instructors

From bookkeeping to management to accounting software, this program gives you the skills you need to help turn your dream of self-employment into a reality.

Become a Qualified Entrepreneurial Professional

AOLCC’s Entrepreneurial Business Applications diploma program develops the business-related skills that can lead to employment in the private and public sectors and be used to operate a small business of your own.

Our curriculum provides skill-building and practical training through relevant core courses, delivered through our innovative Integrated Learning System™ (ILS).

AOLCC’s Integrated Learning System™

All courses in our programs are delivered through our unique Integrated Learning System™ (ILS). Through ILS, you will develop a true proficiency in each topic, no matter your age or skill level upon enrolment. Our learning coaches are with you every step of the way to provide individualized assistance and encouragement in a supportive and non-competitive learning environment. Here’s how it works:

  • You only advance to the next course when you are confident that you have mastered one topic and are ready to move on to the next
  • You participate in hands-on exercises, tasks and practice exams that test your knowledge and give you confidence
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Program Outcomes

Our program will prepare you to:

  • Use Microsoft programs to maintain business correspondence, create word processing documents, spreadsheets and presentations, manage databases and format workbooks
  • Perform office duties such as basic banking, records management, managing postal and courier services, maintaining computerized filing systems, inventory and databases
  • Use Sage 50 Premium Accounting to manage budgets, consolidate financials, track projects and streamline operations
  • Provide quality customer service in all areas, including correspondence, phone calls, emails and in-person meetings
Career Opportunities

This program provides a strong knowledge of business applications and principles that can be used to launch your own business or work in a management capacity in small businesses of any type.

Economic Outlook

With an entrepreneurial spirit, passion and commitment, you can create your own opportunities in an industry that you love. The need for workers with strong business skills is consistent and working as part of a team gives you invaluable real-world insight into how to run a business of your own.

Program Outline

Minimum 10 words per minute (WPM)
Operating Systems
Advanced level of proficiency in a Windows operating system
Word Processing
Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Word
Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel
Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Publisher
Data Management
Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Access
Sage 50 Premium Accounting
Simulations and Drills
Practical Applications – 3 Units
Office Skills
Personal Computer Fundamentals for End Users, Internet Fundamentals, Basic Bookkeeping Levels 1 and 2, and basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Outlook
Business Skills
Customer Service, Marketing and Sales, Grammar Essentials for Business Writing, Business Correspondence Levels 1 and 2, Business Planning, Management Fundamentals, and Business Math
Job Readiness/Employability Skills
Thought Patterns For A Successful Career


41 Weeks

Expected Wage Range

$37,442 - $71,079*
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