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Cypress College

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  • Alberta Student Aid Program
  • Second Career
  • Loans
  • Grants
  • Bursaries
  • Scholarships

Programs

Programs offered at each campus may vary, so be sure to check other campus offerings for the course you are most interested in.

Business, Accounting, Marketing Programs

  • Cypress College's Marketing & Communications Diploma focuses on business management and its connection to client relationships and sales. Students of this program develop the confidence and skills needed to create positive, sustainable business relationships. Graduates also gain a familiarity with modern marketing concepts, learning how to effectively utilize social media in an online marketplace to attract new business.  
    In Marketing & Communication you will learn:

    COMPUTER SKILLS

    • PC: Basics
    • Word: Basics
    • Word: Advanced
    • Excel: Basics
    • Excel: Advanced
    • Outlook
    • Powerpoint
    • Publisher

    EMPLOYMENT SKILLS

    • Keyboarding
    • Employment Skills
    • Public Speaking
    • Ziglar Sales
    • Top Performer
    • Negotiation
    • Digital Marketing Fundamentals
    • Marketing 101
    • Social Media Marketing Strategies
     
    Potential Jobs for Graduates:
    • Retail Business Manager
    • Oil & Gas Professional
    • Sales Representative
    • Accounts Manager
    • Wholesale Trade Rep
  • This program starts with basic computer skills and prepares students for multiple office situations and environments. The wide range of skills students develop in this program prepares them to be a valuable asset to any employer. Graduates of Cypress College's Administrative Technology course gain a strong advantage in a competitive job market by learning modern computer skills and the ability to demonstrate optimal office productivity to meet the current expectations of industry employers. Our classes are hands-on, instructor led and include extensive practical job instruction. In addition to increased computer productivity, graduates are exposed to project management and basic financial concepts. Utilizing structured labs, students realize the potential of working efficiently to maximize office productivity in order to get jobs done faster than other candidates in a competitive labour market. Students develop an updated resume (as modernized office productivity skills blend well with previous experience to improve a candidate’s job profile), refine job interview techniques and are guided through the modern work search and online application process. We assist our students in transitioning from graduation through to employment. Cypress College succeeds when our students succeed.  
    In Administrative Technologies you will learn.

    COMPUTER SKILLS

    • PC: Basics
    • Word: Basics
    • Word: Advanced
    • Excel: Basics
    • Excel: Advanced
    • Outlook
    • Powerpoint
    • Publisher
    • Project
    • Sage Accounting: Basics

    EMPLOYMENT SKILLS

    • Personality Dimensions
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Team Builder
    • Anger Management
    • Self Esteem
    • Time Management
    • Resume Writing
    • Interview Skills
    • Customer Service
    • Minute Taking
    • Business Writing
    • Self Leadership
    • Diversity Training
     
    Potential Jobs for Graduates:
    • Administrative Assistant
    • Legal Administrative Assistant
    • Medical/Dental Administrative Assistant
    • Accountant Administrative Assistant
    • Accounts Payable Clerk
    • Accounts Receivable Clerk
    • General Office Work
  • Our new accelerated 2-year diploma program focuses on business management and its vital connection to client and employee relations as well as the most effective marketing, management and administrative techniques. (Note Graduates of Administrative Technologies or Marketing and Communication Diploma programs are credited with completing 1 year towards the 2 year Diploma)  
    In our Business Management Program you will learn:
    • Accounting
    • Digital Marketing Fundamentals
    • Business Communications
    • Business Meeting / Note-taking
    • Developing Relationships
    • Disability Awareness
    • Employment Skills Training
    • Finance Management
    • Human Resources
    • Management Theory
    • Negotiation Skills
    • Office Productivity
    • Project Management
    • Public Speaking
    • Social Media Marketing Strategies
     
    Potential Jobs for Graduates:
    • Assistant Manager
    • Retail Business Manager
    • General Office Manager
    • Sales Manager
    • Supervisor or Manager

Culinary Arts Programs

  • Learn how to prepare, cook, season and present a wide variety of food in a commercial setting. Our students learn how to complete dishes and meals, determine food costing and tackle the real world challenges of communication and time management in this exciting field of work and study.  
    In Culinary Arts Program, you will learn:
    • Cook Period 1 Provincial ILMs
    • Breakfast Unit
    • Kitchen Mathematics
    • Saucier Level 1
    • Bakeshop Level 1
    • Cold Kitchen Level 1
    • Meat/Fish/Poultry - Butcher Shop
    • Introduction to Food and Beverage Services
    • Employment Skills
    • PC Basics, MS word, MS excel
    • Business Productivity
    • Communication Training
    • Food & Beverage Service
    • First Aid
    • WHMIS / General Safety
    • ProServe
    • Food Safe

Technology, Networking Programs

  • This course provides real-world skills for entry level computer service technicians and networking professionals. Extensive hands-on experience in the classroom combined with individual and group exercises ensures that students leave with the confidence and knowledge necessary to achieve their employment goals. Our graduates must complete in-depth hands-on examination study in preparation for industry testing, learning the theory required for high demand industry certification from CompTIA, A+ and Network+. We provide all technical material and lab experience as well as practice exams prior to performing industry exams. Many Tech programs teach “A+” but their students are not required to complete industry recognized exams, rendering the graduates unprepared and unemployable in industry. Cypress College graduates train and prepare for CompTIA testing and graduate job ready with valuable credentials that are industry recognized worldwide. Our students are taught the interview skills to gain employment, the practical knowledge to retain employment and the social comprehension needed to excel in their career. In addition to preparing our students academically, we also help them hone job interview techniques, assist in developing a professional resume and cultivate the work expectations required in a modern business technology job.  
    Potential Jobs for Graduates:
    • Computer Set up and Repair
    • Entry Level Network Analyst
    • Support Desk
    • Software Testing

Travel, Tourism, Hospitality Programs

  • Learn how to work and manage in the operating details of a restaurant or property Our students learn communication, business management, culinary arts, human resources and personal development on their way to an exciting career in hospitality.  
    In this program you will learn:

    FIRST YEAR

    • Cook Period 1
    • WHMIS / General Safety
    • Breakfast Unit
    • Kitchen Mathematics
    • Saucier Level 1
    • Bakeshop Level 1
    • Cold Kitchen Level 1
    • Meat/Fish/Poultry - Butcher Shop
    • First Aid
    • ProServe
    • Food Safe
    • Introduction to Food and Beverage Services
    • Employment Skills

    SECOND YEAR

    • Period 1 Review and Exam
    • Cook Period 2
    • Management Controls and Nutritional Components
    • Cooking Proteins - Level 2
    • Saucier Level 2
    • Entremetier - Level 2
    • Cold Kitchen - Level 2
    • Bakeshop - Level 2
    • Food and Beverage Operations
    • Food Safety Using HACCP
    • Beverage Operations
     
    Potential Jobs for Graduates:
    • Front Desk Manager
    • Housekeeping Manager
    • Restaurant Manager
    • Food and Beverage Manager
    • Catering Supervisor/Manager
    • FOH Staff Manager

Cypress College

ABOUT

Cypress College is a Business Career College based in Medicine Hat, Alberta with an additional campus in Brooks. We offer diploma programs in Administrative Technologies, Computer Technologies, Business Management, Marketing & Communications, Hotel and Restaurant Management and Culinary Arts Certification. We are locally owned and operated and have served Southern Alberta since 2002.

OUR MISSION

AT CYPRESS COLLEGE, OUR HIGHEST PRIORITY IS STUDENT SATISFACTION AND CAREER SUCCESS. OUR TEAM IS DEDICATED TO SUPPORTING AND ASSISTING YOU, FROM FUNDING ACQUISITION THROUGH TO GRADUATION AND JOB PLACEMENT.

We make every effort to support the career and personal development of our students. Our accommodating curriculum, teaching methods and personal services set us apart from other teaching facilities. Our highest priority is enabling students to best take advantage of their educational opportunities.

Cypress College encourages students to rejoice in discovery and in critical thought; to pursue excellence in a spirit of productive cooperation; and to assume responsibility for the potential of personal actions.

Our hands-on education process responds to diverse community needs in a rapidly changing society. We are committed to enhancing the skills, knowledge and values of life-long learners in achieving their goals.


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