Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Computer

MicroComputer Certificate

The Microsoft Computer Certificate consists of five courses: four required and one elective. This program develops the level of computer literacy you need to compete in today’s job market.

Operating System - Intro to Computers (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
Dates:
• Sept. 5–9; Tuesday–Saturday, 9 a.m.–3 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.


NEW! 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, bring a flash drive.

Fee: $475


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, bring a flash drive.

Fee: $475