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 / 9.0 CEUs/ILUs):

  • 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 5.4 CEUs/LIUs):

    • 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 & 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)

Certificate Requirements

Students attempting this certificate 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 certificate. All requirements must be completed within four 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 programme, 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 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)

Certificate Requirements

Students attempting this Certificate 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 Certificate. All requirements must be completed within four 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)

These courses are not required to complete your MOA Certificate, but will be beneficial to add to your resume demonstrating the administrative skills most asked for in job postings.

  • CSFW 1028 - Access 1: Easy Databases (18 hours)
  • GBSC 1004 - Business Communications (36 hours)
  • CSFW 1058 - Computing Fundamentals  (18 hours)
  • CSFW 1026 - Excel 1: Better Spreadsheets (18 hours)
  • CSFW 2009 - Excel 2: Advanced Functions  (18 hours)
  • CSFW 1030 - Quickbooks 1 (18 hours)
  • CSFW 1014 - Keyboarding 1 (18 hours)
  • CSFW 2003 - Keyboarding 2 (18 hours)
  • CSFW 1031 - Outlook: Personal Organizer (18 hours)
  • BSAD 1095 - Payroll Administration (18 hours)
  • CSFW 1025 - Word 1: Better Documents (18 hours)
  • CSFW 2008 - Word 2: Advanced Features (18 hours)

Please note: Courses may also be taken individually so long as the specific course pre-requisites are met.

Basic computer skills are considered prerequisites for employment in many of today’s jobs. As a result, the need for a measuring basic computer literacy has become increasingly apparent.

The IC3 (Internet and Core Computing Certification) addresses these market needs and sets you apart from your peers by providing you with a standard global certification as validation for your computing literacy. This certification covers a range of computing topics and provides you with a worldwide industry standard that accurately validates your skills and productivity for the workplace.

Afterwards, you can enhance your productivity and marketability with other application-specific certifications, such as the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification.

To become IC3 certified, you are required pass all three IC3 exams: Computing Fundamentals, Key Applications, and Living Online.

Complete a course in a single day, or enrol in the whole series. These courses are suitable for those with some experience as well as those upgrading existing skills, but you should be aware that they do move quickly. Either series is a perfect tune-up if you have some experience with the different programs but want to work faster and more effectively with them.

Series Discounts

Register for 4 or more courses at the same time and receive a 10% discount! Registrations must be for courses in a single term to qualify. Group registrations are also eligible for discounts. Contact cstechnology@langara.bc.ca for more information.

Microsoft Office FastTrack Series

  • CFSW 1044 - Access: FastTrack (6 hours)
  • CSFW 1043 - Excel: FastTrack (6 hours)
  • CSFW 1054 - Excel Advanced: FastTrack (6 hours)
  • CSFW 1101 - OneNote: FastTrack (6 hours)
  • CSFW 1045 - PowerPoint: FastTrack (6 hours)
  • CSWD 1122 - Project: FastTrack (6 hours)
  • CSFW 1042 - Word: FastTrack (6 hours)
  • CSFW 1056 - Word Advanced: FastTrack (6 hours)

A Statement of Completion is awarded to those who successfully complete each course.

Other courses of interest:

  • CSFW 1055 - Excel 3: The Next Level and Beyond (6 hours)

Entry Requirements

There are no academic requirements for entry into this program, but students should have basic Windows application and file management skills (equivalent to the Computing Fundamentals or Windows File Management courses)