Desktop Applications

Continuing Education offers a selection of stand-alone courses each term that do not lead to a credential.

NOTE: This list is for the entire Fall 2021 term.

Click on the Check Availability button to determine if the course you’re interested in is currently open for registration. Visit the Available Courses page for a full list of courses open for registration.

Additional Microsoft Office Suite courses are offered under the Business Computer Applications Certificate.


Internet Essentials – COMP10105

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Learn the essential skills for mastering the various internet browsers, email and other features of the internet. 42 hours.

Introduction to Computers 2 – COMP10195

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Learn more advanced and related skills in constructing spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel, developing presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint and creating, maintaining and publishing a database using Microsoft Access. Prerequisite: COMP10136. 42 hours.

Microsoft Office for Health Care Professionals – BUSN10262

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You will acquire skills using a variety of operations found in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and develop keyboarding skills (min. 35 wpm), through hands-on experience and assignments. 45 hours.

PowerPoint 101 – COMP10197

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Learn to use MS PowerPoint for Windows including pull-down menus, toolbars and dialogue boxes. Create colourful graphics and text slides, along with reports, for your projects and presentations. Mac users are not supported. Equivalent to: INFO10082. 30 hours.

Productivity Software Skills – INFO10268

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Navigate the Windows operating system and create documents using Microsoft Word, Excel and Access. Manage files and folders; format a Word document; create and manipulate data, formulas and charts in Excel; and manage a database in Access.

Workshop For Windows – INFOBW001

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Explore the Windows environment. Learn basic skills including: managing the desktop, files and folders, Internet Explorer and more. Textbook required. Non-credit for the novice computer user.