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 give you the time to practice the principles of the software until you are comfortable with them.

Database Management-Microsoft Access
Desktop Publisher-Microsoft Publisher
File Management
Microsoft Office Fast Track
Microsoft Outlook 2016
The Operating System
Professional Presentations-Microsoft PowerPoint
Quickbooks-Computerized Accounting
SAGE 50-Computerized Accounting
Spreadsheets-Microsoft Excel
Windows 10 Essentials
Wordprocessing-Microsoft Word
Our Computer Labs


Database Management on the Computer -Microsoft Access 2016

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.

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.


Desktop Publishing -Microsoft Publisher 2016

Electronic desktop publishing is fast becoming a function of the business environment. There are a variety of programs that are available and that vary in sophistication. With desktop publishing programs, you are able to create professional documents, such as cards, posters, advertisements, newsletters, logos, brochures, and booklets, to name just a few possibilities. This course will provide you the opportunity to explore the field of desktop publishing not only in the production of basic business documentation but also in the production of documentation for the World Wide Web. Prerequisite: The Operating System (YMCR 0530) or computer file management knowledge. USB required.

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.


File Management XPCS 0450

Take control of your computer's filing system! This six-hour workshop wil put you in the driver's seat when it comes to rganizing your computer files. Learn how to create folders, subfolders, move, copy, backup, and finally remove unwanted files safely and securely. This course is ideal for people who are new to the Windows environment as well as those who need guidance working with file management or require a refresher.

USB required.

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 Fast Track XPCS 0780

This course will give you the confidence to use and navigate Microsoft Office efficiently. Using PowerPoint, you will learn how to create captivating presentations, compelling reports using Word, posters and business cards using Publisher, and how to sort and analyze data using Excel.

You will finish this course with a better understanding of how some of the Microsoft Office products work, and how you can use them for your benefit.

Prerequisite: An understanding of file management is necessary.

USB required.

Fee: $370

Dates:
Oct 23 to Nov 20, 2019
Monday and Wednesday, 6 pm - 9 pm


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.

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. 


The Operating System (Windows 10) 

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.

USB required.

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-Microsoft PowerPoint 2016

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.


Quickbooks-Computerized Accounting

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 (or 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.


SAGE 50-Computerized Accounting

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.

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 -Microsoft Excel 2016

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.


Windows 10 Essentials XPCS 0730

This 24-hour course will introduce you to basic home computing and explore some of the infinite possibilities of the internet. With a combination of instructional support and practical hands-on exercises, you will be introduced to Windows 10 essentials. The instructor will demonstrate how to name, organize, store, and then relocate documents, pictures and other files; how to maintain your computer by keeeping the antivirus software up-to-date and Windows 10 up-to-date.

Fee: $325

Dates:
Sept 16 to Oct 9, 2019
Monday and Wednesday, 6 pm - 9 pm

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 -Microsoft Word 2016

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

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.

 


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

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