Computer Skills for the Office and Administrative Assistant programs is eligible for short-term skills training funding starting fall 2023. Learn more about the StrongBC Future Skills grant here

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

Option 1: Productivity Stream

Required Courses (144 hours / 14.4 CEUs/ILUs):

  • CSFW 1028 Access 1: Easy Databases (18 hours)
  • CSFW 1026 Excel 1: Better Spreadsheets (18 hours)
  • CSFW 1027 PowerPoint: Dynamic Presentations (18 hours)
  • CSFW 1025 Word 1: Better Documents (18 hours)
  • CSFW 1031 Outlook: Personal Organizer (18 hours)
  • CSFW 2009 Excel 2: Advanced Functions (18 hours)
  • CSFW 2008 Word 2: Advanced Features (18 hours)
  • BSAD 1016 Project Supervision (18 hours)

Total Option 1 Program Cost

Program Fees: $3,137*, plus optional textbook fees of approx $150
Additional cost of $20-$100 for supplies will vary depending each individual student's computer set-up.
* Fee is subject to change

Credential Eligibility

Students must complete a minimum of 90 hours of course work to qualify for certification. Successful completion of all the required courses with a minimum C+ grade in each course is required. All requirements must be completed within two years of starting the program. Students can complete the program as quick as one year (3 semesters). 

Courses may be taken individually as long as individual course prerequisites are met. Students completing the certificate do not need to apply to the program as registration is by course.

Entry Requirements

Students should have basic computer and file management skills. In addition, good keyboarding/typing skills are a definite asset.

English Language proficiency

Due to the technical nature of the learning materials, it is recommended that students have an English language proficiency in writing, speaking, and comprehension, at a level of BC Grade 12 English or Communications.

Add to your Digital Literacy with these Value-Added courses:

  • CSFW 1061 Acrobat: Creating Dynamic Electronic Documents (9 hours)
  • DESK 1008 Adobe Creative Suite for Design and Production (36 hours)
  • CSFW 1014 Keyboarding 1 (18 hours)

Notes: Value-Added Skills Upgrading Courses