Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Continuing Studies: Computer Courses

Contact Continuing Studies at 250.392.8010 or email wlcontinuingstudies@tru.ca to have your name placed on an interest list for upcoming course information.

We offer top of the line training on the most popular workplace applications. Combine a state of the art computer lab, experienced and caring instructors and a curriculum designed for the working adult and the result is a computer course where you can actually apply what you've learned each and every day. TRU Computer Access Centre courses guide you step by step through work-world examples and gives you the time to practice the principles of the software until you are comfortable with them.

Beginner Webpage Design
Webpage Design the Next Step...XML/HTML5
All About Web Hosting
Windows 10 Introduction
Microsoft Project 2013
Microsoft Outlook 2016
Data Analysis and Power Pivot - Microsoft Excel 2016
Google Cloud Computing - Beginner

MicroComputer Certificate I

The Operating System
Spreadsheets on the Computer-Microsoft ExcelProfessional Presentations-Microsoft PowerPoint
Wordprocessing on the Computer-Microsoft Word
Database Management on the Computer-Microsoft Access
Accounting on the Computer - Quickbooks
Our Computer Labs

 

Beginner Webpage Design

This course provides an introduction tot he structure and design of internet sites to familiarize students with the concepts involved in creating web pages for business or personal use. Students will be introduced to HTML (Hypertext markup Language) and will design web pages. Students do not need to own their own software to participate in this course.

Contact Continuing Studies at 250.392.8010 or email wlcontinuingstudies@tru.ca to have your name placed on an interest list for upcoming course information.


Webpage Design the next step...XML/HTML5

Students will be introducted to XML and HTML5 and use these recent innovations to enhance their design web pages further. This course provides a second-level introduction to the structure and design of internet sites to familiarize students with the concepts involved in creating web pages for business or personal use.

Contact Continuing Studies at 250.392.8010 or email wlcontinuingstudies@tru.ca to have your name placed on an interest list for upcoming course information.


All About Web Hosting

This course provides an exploration of various ways to upload web pages for public or private access online. A wide variety of free and commercial services will be explored and compared.

Contact Continuing Studies at 250.392.8010 or email wlcontinuingstudies@tru.ca to have your name placed on an interest list for upcoming course information.


Introduction to Windows 10

This 12-hour course will introduce the user to basic home computing and explore some of the infinite possibilities of the internet. With a combination of instructional support and practical hands-on application, the course will introduce Windows 10 and cover file management along with other topics. Course fee includes textbook.

Fee: $195

Dates:
Sep 25 – Oct 4
Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm


 Microsoft Project 2013

This course will introduce you to strategies to complete projects on time, finish within budget, and make sure your customers are happy with what you deliver. Microsoft Project tracks tasks, resources costs and progress, and allows users to share your project with others. This hands-on course is project-focused and students are encouraged to bring current projects for input during the course. Students must provide two flash drives.

Contact Continuing Studies at 250.392.8010 or email wlcontinuingstudies@tru.ca to have your name placed on an interest list for upcoming course information.


Microsoft Outlook 2016

This 8-hour workshop has been designed to introduce you to the fundamentals of Microsoft Outlook. Instructor will demonstrate skills in the following areas: program fundamentals, creating and sending emails, receiving emails, meeting requests and scheduling as well as additional email features.

Fee: $195 (includes materials)

Dates:
Oct 10 - 19
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6;30 - 8:30 pm

 


Data Analysis and Power Pivot - Microsoft Excel 2016

Learn to manipulate data, sort, organize, analyze and report with the Microsoft Excel Power Pivot tool. Create pivot tables and explore the opportunites to categorize information. To ensure success in this course, you should have experience working with Excel 2016 and understand spreadsheet concepts. Student must provide two flash drives.

Prerequisites: The Operating System or computer file management knowledge, Micrsoft Excel

Contact Continuing Studies at 250.392.8010 or email wlcontinuingstudies@tru.ca to have your name placed on an interest list for upcoming course information.


Google Cloud Computing - Beginner

Discover the benefits of cloud computing with Google. Cloud computing provides flexibility to access, edit and share documents from anywhere with Internet connecivity. Explore creating documents in Google Cloud, how to move data/files, cloud migration and much more.

Contact Continuing Studies at 250.392.8010 or email wlcontinuingstudies@tru.ca to have your name placed on an interest list for upcoming course information.


MicroComputer Certificate 1

MicroComputer Certificate 1
Microsoft Word, Excel and Access. This program develops the level of computer literacy that you need to compete in today's job market. Each semester we offer courses that count towards the certificate.

Required Courses:

  • The Operating System: Windows 10
  • Word-processing on the Microcomputer using Microsoft Word 2016
  • Spreadsheets on the Microcomputer using Microsoft Excel 2016
  • Database Management on the Microcomputer using Microsoft Access 2016

Elective Courses: (choose only one)

  • Desktop Publishing
  • Introduction Professional Presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
  • Accounting on the Microcomputer: Sage 50 Accounting
  • Accounting on the Microcomputer: QuickBooks

The Operating System (Windows 10) - YMCR 5030

Go further in your understanding of Windows 10, and gain knowledge of a computer's operating system. A solid understanding of a computer's operating system is essential to being able to use your computer effectively. You will be shown how to move around and manage the Windows environment, share information between programs and file management. Student must provide two flash drives.

Contact Continuing Studies at 250.392.8010 or email wlcontinuingstudies@tru.ca to have your name placed on an interest list for upcoming course information.


Spreadsheets on the Computer - YMCR 5140

Microsoft Office- Excel
Do you need to create and format spreadsheets so you can analyze and share information to make better informed decisions?  This course includes:  Introduction of basic spreadsheet concepts (Spreadsheet basics, File management; Ranges, Sorting Columns and Rows) using Excel 2016. Students must provide 2 flash drives.
Prerequisites:  The Operating System or computer file management knowledge

Contact Continuing Studies at 250.392.8010 or email wlcontinuingstudies@tru.ca to have your name placed on an interest list for upcoming course information.


Professional Presentations - YMCR 6150

Microsoft Office- PowerPoint
Learn how to communicate with power!  With this course you will learn not only how to get attention of a group and persuade that grop 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. Students must provide 2 flash drives.
Prerequisites:  The Operating System or Computer File Management Knowledge

Contact Continuing Studies at 250.392.8010 or email wlcontinuingstudies@tru.ca to have your name placed on an interest list for upcoming course information.


Word Processing on the Computer - YMCR 5350

Microsoft Word
In this 28-hour course, the student will learn to create, edit and search documents, as well as to use some of the available extended features. This course will be taught using Microsoft Word 2016.  Students must provide two flash drives.
Prerequisites:  The Operating System or computer file management knowledge

Fee: $385 textbook included

Dates:
Oct 23 - Nov 20
Mondays & Wednesdays, 6 - 9:30 pm

 

Database Management on the Computer - YMCR 5160

Microsoft Access
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. Students must provide two flash drives.

Prerequisite: The Operating System or computer file management knowledge.

Fee: $385 (includes textbook)

Contact Continuing Studies at 250.392.8010 or email wlcontinuingstudies@tru.ca to have your name placed on an interest list for upcoming course information.


 

Accounting on the Computer - Quickbooks

Learn the fundamental features and concepts of the Quickbooks Accounting software, and how to design, establish and manage an accounting system for a small business. This is a very intense and production-oriented course. Students must be prepared to devote extra time outside the regularly scheduled lesson and lab-time to get the most out of the course and to complete all course requirements to acceptable standards. This course is not intended to teach accounting principles. Basic bookkeeping knowledge is necessary for maximum benefit from this course. Student must provide two flashdrives.

Prerequisite: Computer file management knowledge and basic bookkeeping skills. 

Contact Continuing Studies at 250.392.8010 or email wlcontinuingstudies@tru.ca to have your name placed on an interest list for upcoming course information.


Accounting on the Computer: SAGE 50, Level 1 

This course is intended to teach you the fundamental features and concepts of the Sage 50 accounting software program. It is intended that you will be able to design, establish and manage an accounting system for a small business. This is a very intense, production-oriented course.

Prerequisite: Operating system or computer file management knowledge and basic bookkeeping skills.

Fee: $385 textbook included

Dates:
Nov. 7 – 30
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6 – 9:30 pm


 

 Our Computer Labs

We use two labs in Williams Lake, our labs are equipped with the following:

  • High speed internet access;
  • Laser printers;
  • New customized curriculum;
  • Comfortable workstations;
  • Office like environment;
  • Available computer time for practice;
  • Professional instructors;
  • Extended hours;
  • Flexible schedules and
  • Customized training to meet your office needs.

If you have any questions on the TRU Computer Access Centre, please contact: Melissa Fournier at 250-392-8045 or email Melissa at mfournier@tru.ca