Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Business Fundamentals Training Program

This program provides the basic office skills needed to secure some entry-level office administration positions and is ideal for students who can only spend a short time in school.

Intro to Computers – 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, share information
between programs and manage files. This course is
offered on Windows 10.
Fee: $475
Dates:
• Sept. 5–9; Tuesday–Saturday 9 a.m.–3 p.m.


Keyboarding • (ABTS 1140) XPCS 0710
Students learn to key accurately and proficiently. The
course builds on current keyboarding skills to enable
students to reach a minimum of 50 net words per
minute on a five-minute timing.
Fee: $475
Dates:
• Sept. 12–Oct. 19; Mondays and Wednesdays, 5–8 p.m.


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
Date:
• Oct. 24–Nov. 24, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays,
5–8 p.m.


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 betterinformed
decisions? This course is a good introduction
of basic spreadsheet concepts.
Prerequisite: The Operating System (YMCR 5030) or
computer file management knowledge.
Fee: $475
Dates:
• Mar. 12–28; Monday–Wednesday, 5–8 p.m.


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: The Operating System or computer file
management knowledge, bring a flash drive
Fee: $475
Dates:
• Apr. 9–25; Monday–Wednesday, 4:30–8 p.m.


Business Communications 1 • XWRK 0080
This course provides a comprehensive, up-to-date,
and relevant review of the use of correct English
grammar, punctuation, spelling and writing skills. You
will practice applying the principles learned in each
segment of the course, and reinforce your skills through
exercises, assignments and tests. Good communication
skills are essential to a successful career in a
business environment.
Fee: $475 (plus text)
Dates:
• Apr. 30–May 29; Monday–Thursday, 5–9 p.m.


Financial Accounting • (ABTS 1400)
This course provides an introduction to the
fundamentals of financial accounting. Topics include
the accounting cycle, adjusting entries, accounting
for a merchandising business, sales taxes, subsidiary
ledgers, cash, bank reconciliation, accounts and notes
receivable, inventory, capital assets, current liabilities,
long-term liabilities, corporate accounting, cash flow
statement and financial statement analysis.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Administrative
Assistant Program.
Prerequisites: Computer file management skills and
basic bookkeeping skills
Fee: $475 plus
Dates:
• June 4–July 3; Monday–Thursday, 5–8 p.m.
(no class July 2)


NEW! Human Relations • (ABTS 1500)
Students concentrate on developing the personal and
professional development skills required in today’s
workplace. These skills include self-examination and
assessment, development of effective communication
skills, interpersonal skills, client relations, teamwork,
problem solving, and an understanding of
business ethics.
Fee: $475
Dates:
• July 6–22, Friday–Sunday, Fri. 5 p.m.–9 p.m., Saturday
and Sunday 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.