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.

Data Analysis and Power Pivot - Microsoft Excel 2016
File Management
Introduction to Windows 10
Microsoft Office Fast Track
Microsoft Project 2013
Microsoft Outlook 2016
Windows 10 Essentials

MicroComputer Certificate I

The Operating System
Spreadsheets on the Computer-Microsoft Excel
Desktop Publisher-Microsoft Publisher
Professional Presentations-Microsoft PowerPoint
Wordprocessing on the Computer-Microsoft Word
Database Management on the Computer-Microsoft Access
Accounting on the Computer-Quickbooks
Accounting on the Computer - SAGE 50
Our Computer Labs

Data Analysis and Power Pivot - Microsoft Excel 2016

Learn to sort, organize, analyze data and report with the Microsoft Excel Power Pivot add-on tool. Create pivot tables and explore the opportunites to categorize information. To ensure success in this course, you should have experience working with Excel 2016 and understand spreadsheet concepts. Student must provide two flash drives.

Prerequisites: The Operating System or computer file management knowledge, Micrsoft Excel

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: $420

Dates:
March 25 - April 24, 2019
Mondays & Wednesdays, 6 - 9 pm (no classes on April 17 and 22)


Microsoft Project 2013

This course will introduce you to strategies to complete projects on time, finish within budget, and make sure your customers are happy with what you deliver. Microsoft Project tracks tasks, resources costs and progress, and allows users to share your project with others. This hands-on course is project-focused and students are encouraged to bring current projects for input during the course. Students must provide two flash drives.

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 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. 


Windows 10 Essentials XPCS 0730

This 24-hour course will introduce yo 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 mainta8in yoru computer by keeeping the antivirus software up-to-date and Windows 10 up-to-date.

Fee: $235 (including textbook)

Dates: 
February 4 - March 6, 2019 (no class on February 13 and 18)
Mondays & Wednesdays, 6 - 9 pm 


 

MicroComputer Certificate 1

MicroComputer Certificate 1
Microsoft Word, Excel and Access. This program develops the level of computer literacy that you need to compete in today's job market. Each semester we offer courses that count towards the certificate.

Required Courses:

  • The Operating System: Windows 10
  • Word-processing on the Microcomputer using Microsoft Word 2016
  • Spreadsheets on the Microcomputer using Microsoft Excel 2016
  • Database Management on the Microcomputer using Microsoft Access 2016

Elective Courses: (choose only one)

  • Desktop Publishing
  • Introduction Professional Presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
  • Accounting on the Microcomputer: Sage 50 Accounting
  • Accounting on the Microcomputer: QuickBooks

The Operating System (Windows 10) - YMCR 5030

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.

Fee: $395

Dates:
February 12 - March 14, 2019
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6 - 9 pm


Spreadsheets on the Computer - YMCR 5140

Microsoft Office- Excel
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

Fee: $395

Dates:
March 19 - April 18, 2019
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 - 9 pm


 

Desktop Publishing on the Computer - YMCR 1130

Microsoft Office- PowerPoint
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.


Professional Presentations - YMCR 6150

Microsoft Office- 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 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.


Word Processing on the Computer - YMCR 5350

Microsoft Word
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.


Database Management on the Computer - YMCR 5160

Microsoft Access
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.


Accounting on the Computer - Quickbooks YMCR 1160

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.


Accounting on the Computer: SAGE 50 

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.

Fee: $395

Dates:
April 23 - May 23, 2019
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6 - 9 pm


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