Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Computers and the Internet

Basic Computers, Level 1
Designed for students with little or no experience with computers or the Internet, this 20-hour course will introduce you to basic home computing and explore some of the infinite possibilities of the Internet. With a combination of instructional support and practical hands-on application, the course will cover how to manage computer files; basic computer maintenance; an introduction to the World Wide Web; how to connect with friends and family through email; social networking through chat rooms, user groups, blogs, and Facebook; the pros and cons of shopping online; and how to protect your computer from viruses, hoaxes, and malware.

Fee: $240 (Includes book)
Dates: TBA | Please call 250.395.3115


 Introduction to Computer Hardware
This course will be a combination of lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on work with computer systems. Topics will include the history of computers and how they operate; binary numbers and the processing cycle; CPU types and speeds; RAM types, sizes and speeds; types of motherboards, all-in-one boards, card slots, and sockets; storage devices—hard drives, CDs and DVDs, USB flash drives and storage cards; input devices—keyboards, mice, tablets, game controllers, and scanners; output devices—monitors, sound and printers; tools for computer maintenance; and replacing computer components—precautions, static, safety, and demo.

Prerequisite: basic knowledge of computers
Fee: $115
Dates: TBA | Please call 250.395.3115 | 4 sessions


Introduction to Office 2010
This course introduces you to three Microsoft Office 2010 applications: Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Learn about the results-oriented interface of this software and the tools available to create, finalize, and ensure professional-looking documents. This course will provide step-by-step instruction through the basics of each application.

Fee: $240 (includes book)
Dates: TBA | Please call 250.395.3115



Introduction to PowerPoint 2010, Level 1
Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010, Level 1 teaches you how to create presentations using a variety of commands and functions. This course is designed for computer users who are new to presentation manager programs or who only plan to use PowerPoint occasionally.

Prerequisite: familiarity with commputers, using a keyboard and mouse, and a solid background in Windows
Fee: $240 (Includes book)
Dates: TBA | Please call 250.395.3115


 Introduction to Tablet Computing- XPCS 0150
In this 4-hour course you will learn the basics of tablet computing on the Apple iPad and the Android tablet. You will learn basic use, configuring for email and internet, and downloading applications from the App Store (Apple) or Google Play (Android). We will explore the uses you can put your table to and discover what these amazing devices can and can’t do in the business and productivity world. No prerequisites. 

Requirements: Bring your tablet.
Fee: $85
Dates: TBA | Please call 250.395.3115



Introduction to Word 2010, Level 1
Microsoft Office Word 2010, Level 1 teaches you how to create and edit documents, save, open or close documents, apply formatting options, set tabs and indents, change the view mode, manipulate the text using features such as copy and paste, preview, and then print the document. this course is designed for people who desire the skills necessary to create, edit, format, and print bsic Microsoft Office Word 2010 documents. 

Prerequisite: Familiarity with personal computers, using a keyboard and mouse, and Microsoft Windows Level 1 or equivalent Windows knowledge and experience. 
Fee: $240 (includes book)
Dates: TBA | Please call 250.395.3115



Introduction to Windows 10- XPCS 0720
In this introductory course, you will learn how to move around and manage the Windows 10 environment, learn the computer components and their role in the system, as well as file management. This course is for anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of how to use and configure Windows 10. Whether using Windows at home or managing an office, this course will give you a better understanding of Windows 10 capabilities.

Fee: $240 (includes book)
Dates: TBA | Please call 250.395.3115