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Continuing Studies: Computer Courses

All Computer classes are now in Live Stream format.  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 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.  If you require access to a computer please contact us to make arrangements.

Similar to the in-class workshops, LIVE STREAM workshops are delivered using a virtual platform where the instructor is online and leads the class providing the same coverage that students would have received attending in person. The instructor provides lectures, gives students exercises to reinforce the learning, and also answers questions, elaborates on topics covered, and facilitates class discussions. Students receive all course materials before class start and are able to follow along the course delivery with their materials. Student should register at least 5 days before class start to receive course materials.

Many students really like this format. It allows participants to take the training from the comfort of their home, office, and many other locations. It eliminates the need for travel and allows them to make better use of their availability. The workshops are the same start date and duration as provided on the course page, and have am and pm breaks.


Fast Track (Microsoft) 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: This is a fast paced class so students must have a basic knowledge of computers.

Flashdrive required

Dates: TBA

Times: TBA

Fee: TBA


 EXCEL Spreadsheets (Microsoft 2021) XPCS 0620

This course will allow participants to become proficient in the fundamentals of Microsoft Excel. Course content will include basic spreadsheet concepts, file management, ranges, sorting, and formatting. This course will be taught using Microsoft Excel 2021. Enrolment includes a textbook and grants participants a free download of Office 365. A laptop, headset, and webcam are available for loan to participants for the duration of the course.

Dates: April 26 - May 12 (Tues/Wed/Thurs)

Times: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Course Duration: 24 Instructor-led Live Stream synchronous hours

Fee: $475 (includes student text) 


WORD (Microsoft 2021) XPCS 0800

This course will allow participants to become proficient in the fundamentals of Microsoft Word. Course content will include creating, editing, and searching documents, as well as utilize some of key extended features available. This course will be taught using Microsoft Word 2021. Enrolment includes a textbook and grants participants a free download of Office 365.  A laptop, headset, and webcam are available for loan to participants for the duration of the course.

Dates: TBA (Tues/Wed/Thurs)

Times: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Course Duration: 24 Instructor-led Live Stream synchronous hours

Fee: $475 (includes student text) 


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.