Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Business and Office Skills

Business and Computer Certificate Programs 

Ashcroft/Cache Creek and other communities can access most courses through ITV (Interactive TV via the internet) Contact the co-ordinator to find out more information.

Business Fundamentals Certificate Program

The Business Fundamentals Certificate prepares you for some entry-level office administration positions. Further study is recommended for more advanced opportunities and career growth.
To graduate from this program and receive a transferable credit, you need a grade of C or better over all of the courses required for program completion.

Learning Objectives
 
Upon completion of the Business Fundamentals Certificate program, you will be able to:
  1. Transcribe data at a keyboarding speed of 50 net words per minute (nwpm) or more.
  2. Write and/or edit grammatical accurate, well-styled business documents.
  3. Prepare professional business documents, including memorandums, letters and reports.
  4. Use spreadsheet software to organize, analyze and present operational data.
  5. Use data base management software to organize, analyze and present operational data.
  6. Use electronic mail and scheduling software to implement effective time management strategies.
  7. Maintain the financial records of a small business.
  8. Interact successfully with clients, co-workers and superiors.
Administrative Assistant Certificate
After you finish the Business Fundamentals Certificate, you can enter the Administrative Assistant Certificate
program, which readies you for employment in a wider range of office administration positions.
To graduate from this program, you need a grade of C or better over all of the courses required for program
completion.
Learning Objectives
 
Upon completion of this program, you will be able to:
 
  1. Transcribe data at a keyboarding speed of 50 words per minute (wpm) or more.
  2. Write and/or edit grammatically accurate and well-styled business documents.
  3. Prepare professional business documents, including memorandums, letters, reports, newsletters and advertising flyers, using Word and specialized desktop publishing applications.
  4. Use spreadsheet software to organize, analyze and present operational data.
  5. Use database management software to organize, analyze and present operational data.
  6. Create business presentations, incorporating graphical, sound and video features.
  7. Maintain the financial records of a small business, using computerized accounting software.
  8. Design and update a simple website for an organization.
  9. Interact successfully with clients, co-workers and superiors.
  10. Apply administrative office procedures, using current business technology.
  11. Demonstrate effective resumé writing, interview and other job search skills.
Bookkeeping Skills Training Program

Delivered part-time, you can complete this training locally in six months.

  1. Business Math and Calculators (optional–recommended prior to taking Bookkeeping level 1)
  2. Bookkeeping Level 1
  3. Bookkeeping Level 2 (pre-requisite Bookkeeping level 1)
  4. Minute Taking
  5. Meeting Procedures
  6. Business Communications level 1
  7. Simply Accounting–Sage 50
Microsoft Computer 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.

Required Courses:

  1. The Operating System: Windows 10
  2. Word-processing: Microsoft Office Word 2016
  3. Spreadsheets: Microsoft Office Excel 2016
  4. Database Management: Microsoft OfficeAccess 2016


Elective Courses: (choose only one)

  • Desktop Publishing: Microsoft Office Publisher 2016
  • Professional Presentations:Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2016
  • Accounting on the Computer — Sage 50 Accounting 

 

Management Skills for Supervisors

Students can take one, two or all three parts of the program. Certificates are issued to students who complete all three parts.

  1.  Management Skills for Supervisors Part 1 (interpersonal skills)
  2. Management Skills for Supervisor Part 2 (team-building skills)
  3. Management Skills for Supervisors Part 3 (administrative skills)