Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Business/Office Skills

Business and Computer Certificate Program

Business Fundamentals Training Program

Provides the basic office skills needed to secure some entry-level office administration positions and is ideal for students who can only spend a short time in school.

  1. Introduction to Computers
  2. Keyboarding
  3. Word Processing 1
  4. Spreadsheets 1
  5. Databases
  6. Business Communications 1
  7. Financial Accounting
  8. Human Relations
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)