All courses below are “free”. Candidates must be gainfully employed or own their own business at the time of registration. Attendance at a minimum of ten of the 12 classes is necessary. All candidates are required to fill out a registration form prior to start of the course. There is a $75 refundable registration fee (payable to the Sydney and Area Chamber of Commerce) which will be refunded to candidates upon completion of 80% of the course. Membership in the Sydney Area Chamber of Commerce is not required for registration. Course seating is limited so please register early. The Chamber will follow up with candidates that register.


Introduction to Simply Accounting / Sage 50


This 40 hr course administered by the Sydney Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by NS Dept Labor and Advanced Education (LAE) is designed to introduce the student to the most commonly used functionality of Simply Accounting / Sage 50.  Highlights include an overview of the interface followed by a detailed look at creating a company, defining the company settings, modifying the chart of accounts, and entering historical financial information.  Coverage of the core modules in the software as well as the most common transactions, banking, periodic processing, and reporting are also discussed. Other areas covered will be setting up accounts receivable/payable, invoicing, HST reporting, banking, and financial reports.

Course facilitator will be Spencer Wadden, CPA and NSCC Marconi Campus Business Diploma instructor. Course will be delivered on Mon/Wed evenings 5:30-8:30pm over a 6 wk period beginning early April. The course location will be at thye Chamber of Commerce office, 275 Charlotte St, Sydney.

To register please complete the online form to the right. You can also email your interest to or call 902-564-6453.


Mastering the Smartphone and its Applications 

Smartphones are mobile devices that do a lot more than just make calls and send text messages. Smartphones and tablets take photos, provide navigation, send and receive email, browse the web, play music, videos, shop, do banking, pay bills, maintain your calendar, and run applications.

Apps (or applications) are pre-installed or downloadable pieces of software that can do just about anything you want. There is as App for just about everything you can imagine that enhances your business and personal life.

This will be an “introductory” 40 hr course to using Smartphones and will help develop the technical skills that can be applied to enhancing your business’ and personal mobile footprint. This “free” course will aim to provide you with an overview on popular applications and how they can be utilized to increase efficiency and to enhance connectivity with your friends, staff and customer base. Learn how to get the most out of your smartphone!

This course will be delivered starting in early April on Mon/Wed evening (5:30-8:30pm) at the Sydney Area Chamber of Commerce board room, 275 Charlotte St, Sydney. Course instructor will be Jenna Lee Green, Mobile Technology specialist.

To register please complete the online form to the right. You can also email your interest to or call 902-564-6453.

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