Selecting a university is a life-altering decision to make. The location, courses, and surrounding peers will all influence the experience any school may offer. That is why Ryerson University’s Chang School of Continuing Education strives to offer top-notch courses and create the optimal learning environment for its students. They are proud to be Canada’s biggest and most effective continuing education school. With approximately 70,000 enrolments annually, the Chang School is a leader in quality and innovation. They seek to empower adults by giving them the flexibility they need to accomplish their goals. In line with trending degrees that are rearing high-paid graduates, the Chang School is offering these 10 first-rate courses to be taken at your convenience.
1. CGMS 401 – Operations Management
This business class can be taken in the classroom or online to fit your needs. With a focus on production and operations management, this course offers information on the creation of goods and services. Topics such as productivity, inventory management, product design, strategy, work systems, and more will all be explored. This dual course contributes toward degree credit and the Foundations of International Management Certificate. The certificate program features a collection of courses designed to teach basic functions, operations, and management for international business. Take this course to get started on your way to high-yield business management.
2. CCPS 406 – Introduction to Software Engineering
This classroom course offers 52.0 hours toward your degree credit. It focuses on object-oriented software engineering, spreading course content across project management, modeling, design, UML, testing, and more. The course is largely a team project so your peers can help you learn, and the group can build on everyone’s strengths and weaknesses. With three lecture hours and one lab every week, plus a 2-hour lab every other week, this course is the most effective introduction to software engineering.
3. CFIN 300 – Managerial Finance I
This online or classroom business course gives students an introduction to major concepts in finance, such as discounted cash flows and the time value of money. Asset valuation and risk when it comes to investing are also topics. This introductory course is also part of two certificate programs. The Accounting – Finance Certificate represents an understanding of Canada’s account principles and practices necessary for entry-level work or higher certifications. The Economics and Finance Certificate prepares students to qualify as a chartered financial analyst or a certified financial planner. Get a head start on both certificates and your business degree with this course.
4. CPSY 214 – Psychopharmacology
This arts course is classroom-based and gives an in-depth examination of psychoactive drugs. The curriculum explores how genes, biochemistry, cognition, and personality factors influence drug addiction and drug treatment of mental illness. This fascinating class counts for degree credit as well as the Psychology Certificate and the Mental Health and Addictions Certificate. This class on mind-altering drugs gives a lot of essential information for future health and wellness professionals.
5. CACC 100 – Introductory Financial Accounting
This business class can be taken online or in the classroom and offers degree and certificate credit. Students will learn the basics of accounting for business, focusing on the accounting equation and how decision-makers interpret transactions. This course is part of the Introductory Accounting Course Series and counts toward the Business Management Certificate. The course isn’t made for students who specifically want to become accountants, but for anyone who wants to learn the basics of the language of business.
6. CNUC 832 – Community Nursing
This class is offered online or in a combination of online and classroom work. Residing in the community services program, this course focuses on nursing’s role in illness prevention and health promotion in communities. Theoretical concepts, current examples, and different approaches to nursing and community health programs will all be explored in this innovative course.
7. CZLW 420 – Cannabis Law for Business
This business course for the classroom is non-credit and to be taken for personal or professional interests. It details the cannabis industry’s complex environment and provides information for strategic business to capitalize on the current boom. Students will learn laws and regulations and how they’re applied to the production and distribution of cannabis. The sales, marketing, and advertising that has made cannabis so popular will also be explored.
8. CODG 102 – Digital Geography and Spatial Analysis
This online or classroom arts course introduces students to geographic information systems (GIS) and how to best utilize them for spatial analysis. Students learn how to perform various analytical applications with GIS and its full implementation in the workplace. This course counts toward degree credit as well as the Crime Analytics Certificate and the applied Digital Geography and GIS Certificate. This course is a great start to a future career in digital geography.
9. CLAW 122 – Business Law
This introductory business class can be taken in the classroom or online and is an essential prerequisite. This course counts for certificate and degree credit and is required to take classes such as Communication and Law, Employment and Labour Law, and Legal Aspects of International Business. The class examines the nature of law and Canada’s court system, as well as the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Select cases will be examined for students to further learn about contracts, discharge, breach, privity, and more. This class counts toward the Privacy, Access, and Information Management Certificate, the Accounting – Finance Certificate, the Advanced International Trade Management Certificate, the Business Management Certificate, and the Ethics Certificate. This class is a great place to start for any business-leaning student.
10. CMPF – Film Technology I
This classroom course in the communication and design program can be applied as certificate and degree credit. As a lecture and lab course, it introduces students to the foundations of filmmaking with a focus on the visual. Photographic imaging, exposure, lighting, cinematography, and more will be examined through silent film production. Basic sound recording and non-linear editing will also be topics in the class. This course counts toward the Image Arts Certificate and the Film Studies Certificate. This is a great start to a future career in the film industry for those who want to create great movie magic.
Ryerson University’s Chang School of Continuing Education offers an extensively thorough course schedule to fit the needs of any enrolled student. Whether you are in business, health, film, science, or tech, Chang has a program that will fit you and your needs. Explore the full course schedule online and get started toward your new journey today.