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.


Microsoft Publisher

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: Windows 10 (the operating system) or Computer File Management knowledge

Flashdrive required

Fee: TBA

Dates: TBA


File Management XPCS 0450

Take control of your computer's filing system! This six-hour workshop will put you in the driver's seat when it comes to organizing 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.

Flashdrive required

Fee: TBA

Dates: TBA


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:This is a fast paced class so students must have a basic knowledge of computers.

Flashdrive required

Fee: TBA

Dates: TBA


Windows 10 (the operating system) XPCS 0720

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.

Two Flashdrives required

Fee: TBA

Dates: TBA


Microsoft 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 group 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.

Prerequisites:The Operating System or File Management knowledge

Two Flashdrives required

Fee: TBA

Dates: TBA


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.

Prerequisite: Computer File Management knowledge and Basic Bookkeeping skills

Two Flashdrives required

Fee: TBA

Dates: TBA


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

Flashdrive required

Fee: TBA

Dates: TBA


EXCEL Spreadsheets

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.

Prerequisites: The Operating System or computer file management knowledge

Fee: TBA

Dates: TBA


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 keeping the antivirus software and Windows 10 up-to-date.

Fee: TBA

Dates: TBA


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.

Prerequisites: The Operating System or Computer File Management knowledge

Fee: TBA

Dates: TBA


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.

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