Computers for Office

Computer Skills for the Office Extension Certificate

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Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft Windows as well as the most common office software package, MS Office.

Benefits

  • Learn computer skills valuable in any office environment
  • Prepare to rejoin the workforce
  • Update your skills and earn a credential

Program Format

  • Complete the 11 required courses (144 hours)
  • You may take individual courses without earning the certificate
  • Can be completed within 1 semester up to a maximum of 5 years

Register for your courses in one of these ways:

  1. Register for the whole Certificate program at once; use a Block Code below.
  2. Register in individual courses and work toward your Certificate; use the CRNs listed under each course.
  3. Take courses on their own without earning a Certificate; use the CRNs listed under the specific course.

Block Code Registration

Register for the entire program at once.
Please note: Online registration is not available for Block Codes. Please phone Continuing Education Registration at 403.440.3833 to register. Course manuals cost extra.

Daytime Schedule (5 weeks)

Block Code Daytime Schedule Fee: $2,971
CRN CS01
(Block Code)
                   9 am-4 pm   Mon.-Fri.

Evening/Weekend Schedule (12 weeks)

Block Code Evening/Weekend Schedule Not offered this semester

Required Courses

All courses offered every semester.

Windows Basics
Explore computer terminology and become familiar with your computer. Look into various types of software and their uses.
Course materials: at the BookStore

Subject code: XWIN 10001 12 Hours. Fee: $265  Choose 1 of the CRNs below
 CRN 50242 2 classes May 2-3  9 am-4 pm Mon., Tue.

File Management Basics
Learn the essentials of good file management including creating, moving, copying, renaming and deleting files and folders. 
Recommended: Windows Basics

Subject code: XWIN 10003 6 Hours. Fee: $159  Choose 1 of the CRNs below
 CRN 50341 2 classes May 3-5 6:30-9:30 pm Tue., Thu.

MS Outlook
Use the Internet to search for information, send e-mail using MS Outlook and download files.
Recommended: Windows file management skills
Course materials: approx. $30+GST at the BookStore

Subject code: XCIW 10001 12 Hours. Fee: $265  Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 50252 2 classes May 5-6 9 am-4 pm Thur., Fri.

MS Word, Level 1
Learn the basics as well as formatting fonts, margins, indents, tabs, line spacing, alignment, tables, find and replace, page numbering and headers/footers.
Recommended: Windows file management skills
Course materials: at the BookStore

Subject code: XWOP 10001 18 Hours. Fee: $319  
CRN 50257
3 classes May 9-11 9 am-4 pm Mon., Tue., Wed.
CRN 50607
5 classes May 10-26 6:30-9:30 pm Mon., Tue., Wed.

MS Excel, Level 1
Manage data, create formulas, change formats, use references and AutoFill, and create customized charts.
Recommended: Windows file management skills
Course materials: approx. $35+GST at the BookStore

Subject code: XCSS 10001 12 Hours. Fee: $265 Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 50254 2 classes May 16-17 9 am-4 pm Mon., Tue.
CRN 50255 2 classes May 28-29 9 am-4 pm Sat., Sun.

MS PowerPoint, Level 1
Develop dynamic presentations with charts, animations, transitions, wizards and templates. Add/modify slides and use various view options.
Recommended: Windows file management skills
Optional course materials: at the BookStore. (Same book used for PowerPoint Level 1 and 2.)

Subject code: XCPS 10001 12 Hours. Fee: $265  Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 30977
2 classes Apr. 2-3 9 am-4 pm Sat., Sun.
CRN 50261 2 classes May 12-13 9 am-4 pm Thu., Fri.

Business Project, Level 1
Refine your computer skills and gain confidence. Integrate the software packages by completing several workplace simulation projects.
Recommended: MS Word, Level 1, MS Excel, Level 1 and MS PowerPoint, Level 1

Subject code: XCSP 10008 12 Hours. Fee: $265  Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 30980
2 classes Apr. 30-May 1 9 am-4 pm Sat., Sun.
CRN 50267 2 classes May 26-27 9 am-4 pm Thu

MS Excel, Level 2
Explore functions and learn to use a spreadsheet to organize, sort and filter data. Use Sparklines, templates, tables and custom cell formats.
Recommended: MS Excel, Level 1 or equivalent
Course materials: approx. $35+GST at the BookStore

Subject code: XCSS 10003 12 Hours. Fee: $265 Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 30095 2 classes Mar. 19-20 9 am-4 pm Sat., Sun.
CRN 50253 2 classes Jun. 2-3 9 am-4 pm Thu., Fri.
CRN 50256 2 classes Jun. 4-5 9 am-4 pm Sat., Sun.

MS Access, Level 1
Familiarize yourself with basic database concepts. Design tables, set field properties, and create and modify tables. Learn to sort and filter records.
Recommended: Windows file management skills
Course materials: at the BookStore (Same book used for Access Level 1 and 2.)

Subject code: XCDB 10001 18 Hours. Fee: $319  Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 30103 3 classes Apr. 15-17 9 am-4 pm Fri., Sat., Sun.
CRN 50247 3 classes May 18-20 9 am-4 pm Wed., Thu., Fri.

MS Word, Level 2
Learn advanced features to maximize Word’s capabilities including tables, columns, sections, web page creation, borders, graphics, styles, templates, mail merge and macros.
Recommended: MS Word Level 1 or equivalent
Course materials: at the BookStore

Subject code: XWOP 10003 18 Hours. Fee: $319  Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 30987
3 classes Mar. 21-23 9 am-4 pm Mon., Tues., Wed.
CRN 50271 3 classes Jun. 6-8 9 am-4 pm Mon., Tue., Wed.

Business Project, Level 2
Take your computer skills and confidence to the next level with more advanced workplace simulation projects.
Recommended: Proficiency with all MS Office programs and the Internet

Subject code: XCSP 10010 12 Hours. Fee: $265  Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 30174 2 classes Mar. 30-31 9 am-4 pm Wed., Thurs.
CRN 30981 2 classes Apr. 16-17 9 am-4 pm Sat., Sun.
CRN 50268 2 classes May 26-27 9 am-4 pm Thu., Fri.

Student Testimonials

"Personally I found the course informative and it gives me confidence to perform well in an office." -Connie Faris

"I am very surprised how much I learned in such a short period. I feel I will be definitely able to find employment with the skills I learned in this program." - Alyssa Knuff

 

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Contact us

For information about this program:
cetech@mtroyal.ca
403.440.5012 or 1.888.392.3655
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6

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