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Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Business and Office Skills

Accounting on the Computer- Sage 50- YMCR 5150
Learn the fundamental features and concepts of the Sage Accounting software program, and how to design, establish and manage an accounting system for a small business. This course is not intended to teach accounting principles. Basic bookkeeping knowledge is necessary for maximum benefit from this course. 

Prerequisites: computer file management skills, basic bookkeeping skills
Fee: $475 (+ text)
Dates: Call or email to have your name placed on an interest list.


Bookkeeping Level 1- XBRP 0600
This 44-hour, hands-on course gives you a grounding in double-entry accounting theory and an introduction to bookkeeping methods and related clerical procedures, such as petty cash and banking procedures. Students must receive 70% to obtain a completion certificate.

Prerequisite: Business Math and Calculators highly recommended
Fee: $475 (+ text & working papers) Dates: Apr 13 – Jun 22; Thursdays, 5 pm – 9 pm


Business Math and Calculators- XBKP 0010
In this 20-hour course you will review basic math skills specifically related to business documents and activities and develop operating techniques and skills in the use of electronic printing calculators. The course emphasizes business problem solving. Highly recommended as a pre-requisite to Bookkeeping Level 1.

Fee: $275 (+ text and calculator)
Dates: Call or email to have your name placed on an interest list.


Cashier Training- XWRK 0400
In this course students learn how to use an electronic cash register, cashiering skills and customer service. This is an entry-level course requiring no previous training or experience. For some it’s a means to a first job, while for others it’s a springboard to more challenging goals. Certificate upon successful completion.

Fee: $300
Dates:  Call or email to have your name placed on an interest list.


Minute Taking- XWRK 0950
This course prepares you for meetings at which you have to act as the minute taker. Now you can eliminate most, if not all difficulties while recording accurate minutes. Topics covered include roles and responsibilities of the minute taker and the chair, preparation of formal minutes, preparation of semi-formal minutes and recording action items.

Fee: $100 (+ text)
Dates: Call or email to have your name placed on an interest list.


Meeting Procedures- XWRK 0420
Explore meeting procedures and look at parliamentary procedures as outlined in Robert’s Rules of Order.

Fee: $100 (+ text)
Dates: Call or email to have your name placed on an interest list.