Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Computer Courses

Computer Certificate I
The Computer Certificate consists of five courses, four required and one elective. This program develops the level of computer literacy that you need to compete in today’s job market. If the course you want is not on the schedule, call to have your name placed on an interest list. (Microsoft Office 2016)

Required Courses:
- The Operating System: Windows 10
- Word-processing on the computer: Microsoft Office Word 2016
- Spreadsheets on the computer: Microsoft Office Excel 2016
- Database Management on the computer: Microsoft Office Access 2016
- Elective Courses: (choose only one)
- Desktop publishing: Microsoft Office Publisher 2016
- Introduction Professional Presentations: Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2016
- Accounting on the computer: Sage 50 Accounting

Contact us at 250-256-4296 or email mhohner@tru.ca to be placed on an interest list for the following Computer Certificate I courses.


Database Management- Access (Microsoft Office 2016)- YMCR 5160
This 28-hour course is designed for students wishing to gain a basic understanding of a relational database structure and design by creating a working model. Be prepared to devote additional hours of non-class time to exercises and project work.

Prerequisite: The Operating System or computer file management knowledge, flash drive
Fee: $475 (+ text)
Dates: Call or email to have your name placed on an interest list.


Spreadsheets Level 1- Excel (Microsoft Office 2016)- YMCR 5140
Do you need to create and format spreadsheets so you can analyze and share information to make better informed decisions? This course is a good introduction of basic spreadsheet concepts. 

Prerequisite: computer file management knowledge (or the Operating System: Windows 10?)
Fee: $475 (+ text)
Dates: Call or email to have your name placed on an interest list.


Spreadsheets Level 2- Excel Advanced (Microsoft Office 2016)- XMCR 0600
Students acquire a higher-level of proficiency by using Microsoft Excel to create electronic spreadsheets, for advanced applications in today’s workplace. Exercises include using advanced functions and formulas, performing calculations, filtering and formatting data, and developing a custom Excel application. This course is a continuation of the material offered in YMCR 5140-Spreadsheets Level 1.

Prerequisites: Spreadsheets Level 1
Fee: $475 (+ text)
Dates: Call or email to have your name placed on an interest list. 


Intro to Web Page and Design (Microsoft Office 2016)- XPCS 0260
An introductory course to familiarize students with the concepts involved in creating web pages for business. Students will be introduced to HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) and then move into Microsoft FrontPage to design web pages. 

Fee: $475 (+ text)
Dates: Call or email to have your name placed on an interest list.


Professional Presentations- Microsoft Office 2016- PowerPoint- YMCR 6150
Learn how to communicate with power. With this course you will learn not only how to get the attention of a group and persuade that group to act but also how to present ideas so that they are meaningful, memorable and captivating. 

Prerequisite: Computer File Management Knowledge.
(Transferable to Applied Business Technology Program)
Fee: $475 (+ text)
Dates: Call or email to have your name placed on an interest list.