Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Computer Courses

Microsoft Computer Certificate I
The Microsoft 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: Microsoft Office Word 2016
• Spreadsheets: Microsoft Office Excel 2016
• Database Management: Microsoft Office Access 2016

Elective Courses: (choose one)
• Desktop Publishing: Microsoft Office Publisher 2016
• 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.


The Operating System (Windows 10) • YMCR 5030
A solid understanding of a computer’s operating system is essential to being able to use your microcomputer
effectively. You will be shown how to move around and manage the Windows environment, and share information between programs as well as manage files. This course will be offered on Windows 10.

Fee: $475


Word Processing on the Micro • YMCR 5350
Students are instructed in Microsoft Word for Windows. In this 28-hour course, students learn to create, edit and search documents, as well as use many additional extended features available in Word. Students should be prepared to devote additional non-class hours to exercises and project work. Note: Knowledge of the standard keyboard is necessary
for maximum benefit.

Fee: $475


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: Operating system or computer file management knowledge, bring a flash drive.
Fee: $475 (plus text)


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 software program. Learn the basic concepts of 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: Operating system or computer file
management knowledge, bring a flash drive.
Fee: $475