Programs

Programs

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 attractive and professional looking documents, riveting presentations, and powerful spreadsheets.

Required Courses (90 hours / 9.0 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)
  • Elective Courses - Choose any Three of the Following (54 hours 5.4 CEUs/LIUs):

    • CSFW 2009 Excel 2: Advanced Functions (18 hours)
    • CSFW 2008 Word 2: Advanced Features (18 hours)
    • BSAD 1016 Project Supervision (18 hours)
    • CSFW 1030 Quickbooks 1 (18 hours) *
    • CSFW 2030 QuickBooks 2 (18 hours) *

Courses of Interest:

  • 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)

* CSFW 1030 Quickbooks 1 and CSFW 2030 Quickbooks 2 requires that you have basic bookkeeping skills as a prerequisite. Otherwise, you will have to take Admin 1021 Bookkeeping 1 prior to registering for any of the Quickbooks courses. 


Credential Eligibility

To qualify for the certification, students must complete 90 hours of course work. 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 or 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. There are no academic requirements for students to start the program. 

Students who began the program prior to September 2022 will have until August 2024 to receive a Certificate credential. Students who began the program September 2022 onwards will receive a Short certificate credential.


Entry Requirements

There are no academic requirements for entry into the above program, but students should have basic computer (Windows and file management skills). 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)

Credential Eligibility

To qualify for the certification, students must complete 219 hours of course work. Successful completion of all the required courses with a minimum C+ or S 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 and a half year or 6 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. There are no academic requirements for students to start the program. 

Students who began the program prior to September 2022 will have until August 2024 to receive a Certificate credential. Students who began the program September 2022 onwards will receive a Short Certificate credential.


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)