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Community Education and Workforce Development: Computer Courses

These courses are designed to introduce students to the personal computer environment from a basic to an extended basic level.

At TRU-Williams Lake, we offer the following Computer courses:

Basic Computer Skills
Excel Spreadsheets

Basic Computer Skills  •  XPCS 0040

This course is designed for those with little or no experience using computers.  This course will use instructional support and practical hands-on application to cover topics including the following:

  • Navigate through the Windows operating system
  • Use the file management system
  • Browse the internet
  • Accomplish basic email tasks
  • Use common functions and basic formatting techniques in Microsoft Word

Date/ Time:  To be announced

Fee:   $125 (includes student text)

Course Duration: 8 learning hours in 2 morning sessions
Course Format:  Hybrid - In person or Instructor-led Live Stream

Excel Spreadsheets  •  XPCS 0620

In this course, students will gain basic computing skills in Spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel.  This is an introduction for those who have no experience to very little experience in Excel.  Students will learn the basics of building a spreadsheet, including creating simple formulas and making an effective worksheet. Common terminology and best practices in creating and editing worksheets will be covered. Emphasis will be placed on functionality and applying skills rather than theory.

Date:  Feb 14-16, 2024 (Wed/Thurs/Fri)

Time:  8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Fee:   $175 (includes student text) 


Course Duration: 12 learning hours in 3 morning sessions
Course Format:  Hybrid - In person or Instructor-led Live Stream

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 starts and are able to follow along the course delivery with their materials. Students should register at least 5 days before class starts 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.

Contact Community Education and Workforce Development at 250-392-8010 or email to have your name placed on an interest list for upcoming course information.