Programs

Programs

Whether you work in the public, private, volunteer sector or just want new skills - Computer Skills for the Office provides a series of hands-on courses leading to mastery of all the popular office applications. You'll create attractive and professional looking documents, riveting presentations, and powerful spreadsheets.

Required Courses (90 hours):

  • Access 1: Easy Databases (18 hours)
  • Excel 1: Better Spreadsheets (18 hours)
  • PowerPoint: Dynamic Presentations (18 hours)
  • Word 1: Better Documents (18 hours)
  • AND
  • Outlook: Personal Organizer (18 hours) OR
    One of:
    • QuickBooks 1 (18 hours)
    • Sage 50 - 1 (18 hours)
    • Sage 300 - 1 (18 hours)

    Elective Courses - Choose any Three of the Following (54 hours):

    • Access 2: Advanced Databases (18 hours)
    • Excel 2: Advanced Functions (18 hours)
    • Word 2: Advanced Features (18 hours)
    • Project Supervision (18 hours)
    • QuickBooks 2 (18 hours)
    • Sage 50 - 2 (18 hours)
    • Sage 300 - 2 (18 hours)

    Courses of Interest:

    • Acrobat: Creating Dynamic Electronic Documents (9 hours)
    • Adobe Creative Suite for Design and Production (36 hours)
    • Document and Image Publishing (9 hours)
    • Excel 3: The Next Level and Beyond (6.5 hours)
    • IC3 Computing Fundamentals (12 hours)
    • IC3 Living Online (12 hours)
    • Microsoft Office for Mac Level 1
    • SharePoint: Collaborating on the Cloud (18 hours)

    Credential Requirements

    Students attempting this program need not apply ahead of time as registration is by course. Upon successfully completing the requirements, fill in an Application for Graduation form and submit it to Continuing Studies to receive your short certificate. All requirements must be completed within two years of starting the program. Courses may also be taken individually so long as the specific course prerequisites are met.

    Entry Requirements

    There are no academic requirements for entry into the above program, but students should have basic Windows application and file management skills (equivalent to our Computer Fundamentals or Windows File Management courses). In addition, good keyboarding/typing skills are a definite asset.

Take your career or skills to the next level.

Our Advanced Administrative Assistant Short Certificate Program provides you with a series of hands-on courses leading to the mastery of technical and soft skills required in the smooth running of today’s office. Completion of this program will prepare you for mid-level administrative roles to executive assistant positions.

Required courses (219 hours/21.9 CEUs)

  • ADMIN 1021 - Bookkeeping 1 (21 hours)
  • GBSC 1004 - Business Communications (36 hours)
  • CSFW 2009 - Excel 2  (18 hours)
  • BSAD 1011 - Fundamentals of Management (36 hours)
  • CSFW 2003 - Keyboarding 2 (18 hours)
  • CSFW 1031 - Outlook  (18 hours)
  • CSFW 1000 - Sage 50-1 Simply Accounting (18 hours)
  • BSAD 1016 - Project Supervision (18 hours) 
  • INET 1066 - Website Design Intro (18 hours)
  • CSFW 2008 - Word 2 (18 hours)

Group 1 Electives (Min 36 hours/3.6 CEUs)

  • CSFW 2010 - Access 2 (18 hours)
  • ADMN 2001 - Bookkeeping 2 (18 hours)
  • DESK 1008 - Adobe Creative Suite for Design and Production (36 hours)
  • CSFW 1027 - PowerPoint (18 hours)
  • INET 1092 - WordPress: Fundamentals (18 hours)

Group 2 Electives (Min 36 hours/3.6 CEUs)

  • BSAD 1005 - Business Law in Canada (36 hours)
  • BSAD 1150 - Customer Relations (36 hours)
  • BSAD 1095 - Payroll Administration (18 hours)
  • CSFW 1060 - SharePoint Collaborating on the Web (18 hours)

Credential Requirements

Students attempting this program need not apply ahead of time as registration is by individual course. Upon successfully completing the requirements, fill in an Application for Graduation form and submit it to Continuing Studies to receive your Short Certificate. All requirements must be completed within two years of starting the program. Courses may also be taken individually so long as the specific course pre-requisites are met.

Entry Requirements:

  • Minimum 19 years of age
  • Completion of pre-requisites may be required
  • Appropriate professional work experience may be required

For ESL learners the following criteria may also be required:

  • Successful completion of English 12 (or equivalent)
  • CLB - Canadian Language Benchmark of 7
  • Langara English skills assessment (if required)