Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Computer

Contact the Lillooet office at 250-256-4296 or email mhohner@tru.ca to be placed on an interest list for any of the following computing 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.

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


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. 

Requirements: flash drive
Prerequisities: Computer file management skills and basic bookkeeping skills
Fee: $385
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: The Operating System (YMCR 5030) or computer file management knowledge.
Fee: $385
Dates: July 4 - 27; Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 – 12:30 (Lillooet)


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, flash drive
Fee: $385
Dates: Call or email to have your name placed on an interest list.


Spreadsheets Level 2- Excel (Microsoft Office 2016)- XYMC 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 1.

Prerequisite: Spreadsheets Level 1 – YMCR 5140
Fee: $385
Dates: Call or email to have your name placed on an interest list.


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, flash drive.
Fee: $385
Call or email to have your name placed on an interest list.


Professional Presentations- PowerPoint (Microsoft Office 2016)- YMCR 6150
Learn how to communicate with power! With this course you will learn not only how to get attention of a group and persuade that group to act but also how to present ideas so that they are meaningful, memorable and captivating. Moreover, you will discover that how ideas are presented is as important as the ideas themselves. Therefore, the goal of this course is to develop the skills and techniques required to present presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint presentation program Prerequisite: The Operating System or computer file management knowledge, flash drive.

Fee: $385
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. The student will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge to business applications and projects. Prerequisite: The Operating System or computer file management knowledge, flash drive.

Fee: $385
Dates: Call or email to have your name placed on an interest list.