Diploma

May 23rd 2017

Don't know where to start? How do I get in to a Digital Technology career? How do I stand out for other jobs?

You already know there are well paying jobs in tech but it's daunting. So many choices. What do I really want to do? Where do I start?

Q College's 3 month accredited WDDM program is an excellent place to get your foot in the door in any future tech career...

September 25th 2017

Don't know where to start? How do I get in to a Digital Technology career? How do I stand out for other jobs?

You already know there are well paying jobs in tech but it's daunting. So many choices. What do I really want to do? Where do I start?

Q College's 3 month accredited WDDM program is an excellent place to get your foot in the door in any future tech career...

September 6th 2016

Gain real-world work experience!

This mentorship-styled program provides students with the tools necessary to ensure success in the field of Web Development. Students will upgrade their core skills learned in the Drupal Open Source Development & eCommerce Diploma program while navigating their way through dealings with live clients. The program...

January 23rd 2017

Gain real-world work experience!

This mentorship-styled program provides students with the tools necessary to ensure success in the field of Web Development. Students will upgrade their core skills learned in the Drupal Open Source Development & eCommerce Diploma program while navigating their way through dealings with live clients. The program...

May 23rd 2017

The Advanced WordPress & Digital Marketing Diploma program is designed to provide students with the skills to effectively establish, implement and measure digital marketing strategies. Advanced WordPress development enables students to create customized websites and extensions that optimize exposure and maximize conversion.

Advantages:  Web Design/Development is a highly...
May 23rd 2017

Drupal is everywhere!

Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites, like NASA, the White House, IKEA and Twitter's development community. It's built, used and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world. Since 2006, Drupal jobs have skyrocketed in comparison to other CMS platforms. The demand for Drupal...

May 23rd 2017

Gain real-world work experience!

This mentorship-styled program provides students with the tools necessary to ensure success in the field of Web Development. Students will upgrade their core skills learned in the Drupal Open Source Development & eCommerce Diploma program while navigating their way through dealings with live clients. The program...

Course

Adobe Creative Tool Box

Tackle any creative challenge that comes your way with the Adobe Creative Tool Box! Use the ultimate professional toolset to maximize efficiency and explore new ways to design amazing print, web and video experiences.

The tech industry is constantly changing. New products and emerging innovations define and redefine the sector's constantly shifting landscape. To...

Digital Marketing Tool Kit

The Digital Marketing Tool Kit offers students the ability to select from an assortment of modules designed to complement and further develop their existing skill set.

The tech industry is constantly changing. New products and emerging innovations define and redefine the sector's constantly shifting landscape. To stay one step ahead, you need a diverse professional...

photoshop classes victoria bc

A whole new experience for digital media creation!

Tackle any creative challenge that comes your way. Use the ultimate professional toolset to maximize efficiency and explore new ways to design amazing print, web and video experiences. Adobe Creative Suite offers exceptional power and precision, allowing you to deliver robust, engaging web and mobile experiences with...

Maximize your skills and speed!

Nearly every job on a computer requires skills in Microsoft Office. WIth training from our Certified Expert trainers, you can be confident that what you’ll learn will be accurate, complete and up-to-date. One hundred percent content-date-time-location specific to student needs with one-on-one or group instruction from expert instructors...

Adobe Photoshop CC is the industry-standard image editing software, used worldwide by professional photographers, amateur photographers and designers who want to perfect their digital images. Photoshop CC helps designers create breathtaking images, video and art that will set their work apart in print, on the web and on mobile devices.

This course can be taken as a week long Lab and...

Qualified training on Simply Accounting/Sage 50 and QuickBooks, the two most popular entry-level accounting programs for small businesses. Perfect for bookkeepers and business owners alike, Q College’s experienced instructors will provide you with the tools you need to manage your business and streamline your operations. Learn how to manage cashflow, customer info, invoicing, billing and more...

Whether it's through Facebook and Twitter marketing, blogging, link building, on-page optimization, email marketing or highly-targeted pay-per-click ads, learn how to mirror your business objectives, both online and off, and maintain a clear and consistent brand message across all marketing platforms. Q College is in step with these developing technologies, with instructors who are the...

Custom Web Development Training to suit the needs of any person or business!

Are you new to Drupal or Wordpress and want to see what it's all about?  Already have some working knowledge and want to brush up your skills in one or two areas?  Q College offers custom training on all web development skills, as well as training on CSS3, HTML5 & PHP.  If there are any...

Corporate

We provide both on-site and remote training for individuals and businesses of all levels, from beginning designers to seasoned developers. Through our workshops, custom training sessions and comprehensive 12-week web design training courses, you can learn what you want, when you want.

Our instructors are some of the best in their field and have the hands-on experience necessary to teach...

drupal training

Drupal training with Q College is the way to bring your organisation to the next level. Our expert drupal trainers will custom create a course for you based on your individual requirements and our sister company North Studio will even support your development needs while the training takes place.

Drupal custom training courses are designed to meet your...

Workshop

Q College Alumni Club

 Q College Alumni club is an opportunity for graduates to meet up with their peers to:

find out what their fellow graduates have been up to see what they've been working on hear who they’ve been working for  learn what new skills their classmates have been developing for potential partnering on future projects compare the challenges they have faced in their new careers...
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This workshop we will guide you through a Search Engine Optimization Audit of your site. We will show you how to evaluate your websites' health by examining its structure, page content, links, and other factors that affect search engine rankings.

We will introduce you to the best practices for producing content to comply with ranking factors as well as for analyzing competitors and...

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Now that you have completed your Search Engine Optimization Audit from SEO part 1 – Audit and Assessment, we can work on correcting the identified issues standing in the way of achieving your objectives.

This workshop is focused on walking you through the necessary steps to fix issues that are hurting your rankings and work with you to have these...

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Following the SEO part 1 – Audit and Assessment and SEO part 2 – Off-page Optimization workshops, this third installment is aimed at showing you the benefits of a healthy link profile and how to optimize your website for social media sharing.

This is where we take a deeper look at the links associated with your site and compare them to a competitor's...

Adobe Fireworks

Fireworks brings together the best of Photoshop and illustrator in a hybrid "for web" system.

Adobe Fireworks CC software is used to design and rapidly prototype website, mobile and application interfaces, and to create and optimize mobile and web graphics quickly and with precision. It is ideal for developers and designers of all types—mobile, web, visual and user experience.

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In this week long lab our goal is to teach a fundamental education on Adobe Illustrator and the techniques to maneuver through the program smoothly, developing a fine control of the tools and a basic understanding of layer properties, type, and Vector functions.

You will learn:

Asset control Pen tool Grouping & Effects Symbols and brush building Blending &...
Adobe Image Editing

This week long lab introduces you to the most popular Adobe software, and provides an understanding of how to effectively utilize each of them to suit your photo editing needs and produce images optimized for the web.

For anyone looking to add digital imaging software to their skill set this lab is an ideal introduction to the power of the Adobe family of products.

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Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign is the industry-leading software for the design and desktop publishing of ebooks, magazines, brochures, interactive PDFs, and so much more.

InDesign is a page layout application in which graphics and text are combined in preparation for either print or digital use. In this week long lab, you will develop a thorough understanding of InDesign concepts and...

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Photoshop is widely considered the predominant photo editing application for designers, and other creative professionals, to enhance their digital images and designs. Photoshop’s every increasing  popularity stems from it having the most intuitive user interface and the most complete set of tools available for digital editing.

In this week long lab you will learn what each of the...

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Thinking about starting a blog? Already have a blog, but aren’t getting the results you want? You’re in the right place.

This day long course will teach you everything you need to know about blogging professionally for your business or brand. Find out why blogging is essential to your company’s online marketing strategy, learn what to write about (and what not to write about) and...

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Have you always wanted to start your own business but you are not sure where to start of what you need to know? Let us help you with our week long "Business Start Up Lab".

In this course you will learn:

How to register a business Get a business licence How to choose a Lawyer How to choose an accountant What you need to consider for tax Branding your company...
Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a style sheet language that defines how documents, written in a markup language, are to be presented. Using selectors to target specific HTML elements and applying declarations (a combination of properties and values), CSS controls how a web page will look. Fonts, colours, positioning, and all other visual display elements of a webpage are...

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When you have the necessary technical skills it’s easy enough to build a website based on what the client thinks they need.  But how do you determine which development platform, tools and features would best benefit their project unless you fully understand their specific goals?

You have the skills, and the insight, to steer your clients in the right direction but only if you have a...

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An effective logo must bring instant recognition to your company or product, and should help to ensure that your brand remains strong. A lack of understanding of the basic principles of logo design can not only prevent a company from achieving that all important recognition, it can too often have a detrimental effect. 

Today’s most prominent logos share several common...

Drupal Views - Beyond the Basics

Because the most basic Views in Drupal development require no more than setting up your filtering and sorting criteria, along with your fields and formatting, many Drupal developers overlook the full potential that Views has to offer.

This workshop looks at what lurks behind the Advanced tab and is intended to open up a whole new appreciation for what Views can do.  This 2 day bootcamp...

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So you have all of the skills you need to design impressive looking websites.  That’s great.  But beauty is in the eye of the beholder or in this case the eye of the intended user.

There is much more to successful design than a good looking website.  Demographic tastes vary, so it is essential to understand that different personas have different expectations and tailoring your design...

Effective Writing for the Web

The artistry of a perfectly composed sentence, together with proven strategies, ensures that your website satisfies the expectations of your users. This workshop provides you with the basic guidelines that must be adhered, to ensure that you effectively engage your audience.

These two-hour workshops provide you with the skills necessary to write effective web content.

 

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The 2 hour Facebook for Business workshop covers everything from the basics of correctly creating and maintaining your Facebook page for business, to best practices, tips, and even shortcuts to optimize your Facebook exposure.  Your Facebook business or organization page is very different than your personal profile, and attention to detail is important.  Your business Facebook profile must...

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WordPress is one of the most user-friendly and widely-used open source blogging tools and content management systems (CMS) available for websites.  With a wide variety of themes and plugins, WordPress can be the solution to an affordable website with all of the features you would need for your business.

This 2 day bootcamp provides an introduction to WordPress covering...

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The ability to measure your online marketing is what makes it great when compared to traditional 'above the line' advertising such as TV, radio and billboards. 

And, as management consultant guru Peter Drucker once said "If you can't measure it, then you can't manage it".  So, measuring the results of your social media marketing is absolutely crucial if you're going to be able...

Google Analytics and Search Console

Understanding Google Analytics and Search Console are powerful tools to analyze and monitor a website's performance. These free tools can show you how people are finding and interacting with your website. This day-long course will walk through the settings, filters, and custom dashboards to maximize insights into the performance of your website. For example, measure the results of your social...

Google+ for business

This workshop explores the various features this social media networking tool offers, such as Circles, Stream, Posts, Events, and Hangouts. We also look at how trusted content is affecting Google Search Rankings, and how to set up Google+ pages from a Search Engine Ranking perspective. Google Plus isn't a 'ghost town' with too small of an audience to matter. Google Plus isn't just another...

Does Social Media feel like a waste of your time? Not sure how to organize your Social Media day? Would you like to minimize your efforts while maximizing the results? Would you like to collaborate effectively with a team, teams or clients to work with? What PRO tricks can be done with Hootsuite? Sounds overwhelming? Not with Hootsuite.

Don’t miss an amazing opportunity to learn what...

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Knowledge of HTML is a necessity for any web developer, new or old. This class looks at standard html tags in order to provide a look at how to create a basic website, as well as working with Web Inspectors.

This day long course is designed for:

Those new to web development Those considering a career in web development Developers already working in the field but using tools...
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Building a website without extensive planning and clearly outlined objectives is a recipe for disaster, or at the very least a guaranteed exercise in time and budget overruns which will lead to very frustrated clients.  You wouldn’t build a house without a blueprint tailored to your client’s needs with careful consideration of budgets, timelines and specific goals.  The same rules apply in web...

Sitemaps, Wireframes and Mockups

When you’re designing a website for a client it’s nice to think they’ll simply buy in to your artistic vision, but the reality is they need to understand, visually, where your intentions lie before you can proceed. 

Having a clear game plan, documented and approved, ensures that your client is fully on board and is not likely to revisit decisions throughout the design process, which...

Every day innovative people are coming up with brilliant ideas.  They do their research, they come up with a strategy, they find that perfect audience, ...

...and they fall flat on their faces. 

The success of a presentation has less to do with the concept than the execution.  Whether you are pitching to a client, an employer or potential funders there are certain guidelines that...

Pinterest for Business

Pinterest is an extremely popular marketing platform that is all about sharing things people love. It is a culture of virtual consumption that is uniquely friendly to products and brands.

In this 2 hour workshop we will be covering:

Setting up pinboards Following Pinning Pinterest etiquette How to use Pinterest as part of your business's online strategy Tips and...
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A good project manager is essential to the success of any project and there are a few key skills that you need to make you more efficient.

In this course you will learn:

Project management processes (including agile project management) Management of internal and remote teams Time/Task management Risk analysis Gannt charts Communications and stakeholder management
Ruby on Rails

When trying to make decisions regarding which new tools to add to your skill set it is important to have a thorough understand of what they do and how they can benefit you, your clients and/or your employer. So Q College has created a series of “Introduction to ...” bootcamps and workshops to help you make informed decisions.

“Rails” combines the Ruby programming language with HTML, CSS...

Q College - Social Media Bootcamp

This 2 day bootcamp is a comprehensive look into Social Media Marketing and how to create your own strategies. This class is similar to Social Media Fundamentals, but covers topics more in-depth.

Our two-day Social Media Boot Camp will provide attendees with all of the knowledge necessary to run successful campaigns online. Using Social Media Marketing to run advertising campaigns is...

Q College - Social Media for NGOs

By now we are all aware that how we use social media for personal communication is very different from how we use it with professional intentions. This day long course looks at the specific strategies necessary for organizations within the charitable and non-profit sectors to effectively convey their message.  

Understanding which Social Media tools to use and how to best communicate...

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Understanding how businesses can utilize Social Media to achieve their recruitment goals saves valuable time and considerable money. Effectively reaching your targeted audience ensures that the most qualified individuals are the ones who apply and that applicants have a solid understanding of exactly what skills are required. 

This 2 hour workshop will demonstrate how Social Media...

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Many businesses are unsure of how to successfully use social media as part of their overall marketing plan. Which social media platforms are the right ones for their business? How do they manage their time on each platform?

We will talk about the steps to creating a social media strategy that integrates with your other marketing efforts. We will show you the value of personas and how...

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When you work in a team environment, it's tough to not only get people on the same page consistently but to also keep tabs on what each member of the team is doing to help move things forward. In this session, task management specialist Mike Vardy will offer tools and tactics that will help teams work better together -- whether they share an office or work remotely with one another.

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In the Twitter for Business 2 hour workshop we will be covering everything from the new features of Twitter, brainstorming ideas for branding your account, using twitter for network development, lead generation and customer service, and content marketing. We also will cover the basics of campaign creation and management, such as finding influencers, trusted content, and monitoring your brand...

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User experience (abbreviated as UX) is how a person feels when interfacing with a system. The system could be a website, a web application or desktop software and, in modern contexts, is generally denoted by some form of human-computer interaction (HCI).

The more complexed the system (or website) the more a UX expert is required. In this course you will learn about:

User...
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Version control is a system that records changes to a file (or set of files) so that you can recall or retrieve specific versions at a later date. While version control is certainly a handy tool for independent developers, for development teams it is crucial.

A Version control system enables you to:

revert files back to a previous state revert entire projects back to a...
Web Development & Coding Languages 101

Starting out in web development can be confusing.  There are a multitude of languages, and more often than not a confusing acronym associated with each.  What’s the difference between client-side and server-side?  What does PHP actually do?  HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ruby?  The list goes on.

This course looks at the more common languages and the roles they play in the web development...

Q College - Website Basics

A basic understanding of all that is involved in the creation of a successful website will enable you to make well informed decisions and better prepare you to move forward.

If you intend to build your website yourself you need to know what that entails right from the start. If you choose to work with a developer it helps to have an understanding of what they will be doing. And how...
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Hiring a professional web developer to build your portfolio website may be cost prohibitive for many artists and self-employed photographers. Attempting to do it yourself without any training will get you that website, but will it have all the functionality you need to promote yourself? Will it be optimized for search engines to generate the desired traffic?

This 2 day bootcamp is...

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We all know that if you don’t have a website for your business, now is the time.  But what about those of you that do have a website, yet often wonder if there may be a new or different solution to better achieve your goals? This 2 hour workshop will explore your options so that you can make informed and cost effective decisions.

With the abundance of hand-held appliances now available...

Wordpress and Drupal 101

If you’re looking to build a new website, chances are you will be investigating Content Management Systems, applications that enable you to easily add, edit and fully manage your website content.  However with numerous options available it may be hard to identify the best tools to suit your specific needs.  This day long course provides an overview of the two most popular options, WordPress...

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This 1 day course looks at the creation and editing of video files for YouTube.

You'll learn about setting up and customizing your own YouTube Channel and how to optimize your videos for Search Engine visibility - SEO. We'll touch on the YouTube Partner Program, Annotations & Monetization. You'll see how to Share those videos from within YouTube and learn about how your YouTube...