Computer Essentials

Computer Essentials Extension Certificate


 Explore computer terminology and become familiar with your computer. Understand the importance of computer security and how to protect your data and personal information. Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft Windows as well as the most common office software package, Microsoft Office.


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

  • Complete the 7 required courses (84 hours)
  • You may take individual courses without earning the certificate
  • Can be completed within 1 semester up to a maximum of 2 years

Cyber Smart, Cyber Safe
Gain confidence while using various types of devices, hardware and software basics, and an understanding of the internet and networks. Help users protect devices from hackers and educate them on protecting their privacy in a variety of online settings.

Subject code: XCRG    10022  12 hours. Fee: $279  
 CRN 50484
 4 classes June 5 - 14 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tues., Thurs.


Windows Basics
Explore computer terminology and become familiar with your computer. Look into various types of software and their uses.

Subject code: XWIN 10001  12 hours. Fee: $279  
CRN 50143
2 classes May 5 - 6 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sat., Sun

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: $169  
CRN 50170
2 classes May 8 - 10 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Tues., Thurs.

MS Outlook
Use the Internet to search for information, send e-mail using MS Outlook and download files.
Recommended: Windows file management skills

Subject code: XCIW 10001 12 Hours. Fee: $279  
CRN 50343
2 classesMay 12 - 139 a.m. - 4 p.m.Sat., Sun.

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

Subject code: XWOP 10001  18 hours. Fee: $329  
CRN 50149
6 classesMay 15 - 316:30 - 9:30 p.m.Tues., Thurs.

MS Excel, Level 1

Discover the basics of an electronic spreadsheet. Learn correct terminology, mouse and keyboard movements and be introduced to the MS Excel environment. Learn how to enter data and apply formatting through a variety of methods. Perform calculations by creating formulas and using simple functions.
Recommended: Windows file management skills

Subject code: XCSS 10001 12 Hours. Fee: $279  Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 50146
2 classes May 14 - 15 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mon., Tues.
CRN 50147
2 classes May 26 - 27 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 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

Subject code: XCPS 10001 12 Hours. Fee: $279  
CRN 50151
2 classes May 24 - 25 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thurs., Fri.


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Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6

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