Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Business and Office Skills

Bookkeeping Level 2- Advanced (payroll processing)- XBKP 0610
This introductory course emphasizes practical, day-to-day questions and tasks encountered when processing payroll. Upon completion of the course you will be able to interpret and use common government payroll booklets, prepare and maintain typical payroll records and documents for a small business, and journalize and post payroll transactions to the general ledger. Students must receive 70% to obtain a completion certificate. Instructor: Florence Jack

Fee: $225 (+ text)
Date: Call or email to have your name placed on an interest list.
Microsoft Office- Fast Track- XPCS 0780
This non-credit course is designed to introduce the Windows 10 environment, MS Word and Excel. The 30-hour course is great for home or office workers who want to learn the basics of these programs but who don’t want to invest in the full Microsoft Certificate program.

Fee: $385
Date: 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: $75 (+ text $40)
Date: 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 $15)
Date: Call or email to have your name placed on an interest list.

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: $225 (+ text)
Dates: Call or email to have your name placed on an interest list.

Business Communications 2- Business Writing- XWRK 0922
Students write and compose business communications while incorporating effective letter and report writing techniques, and correct grammar, punctuation and spelling. Oral communication is also an integral part of the course.

Fee: $225 (+ text)
Dates: Apr 10 – May 17; Mondays & Wednesdays, 5 – 8 pm

Cashier Training- XWRK 0400
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 is a means to a first job, while for others it’s a springboard to more challenging goals. Certificate upon successful completion.

Fee: $300
Date: July 5 & 6 ; Wednesday & Thursday, 9 am – 3:30 pm (Lilooet)