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Basic Computer Skills


New to computers? No problem. Join us in one of our basic computer courses to develop a foundation in computer skills, including internet applications, common office software, and file management. This collection of credit and non-credit courses require no application. You may register for a course when you are ready. Please purchase books from the Downtown bookstore prior to course start date.



Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
Sep, Jan, Apr Varies Statement of Completion Downtown Part-time

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International students must first contact International Education at study@vcc.ca or 604-443-8600 to determine eligibility for this program.

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If you're ready and know the program you want, register now. Download and complete the (PDF) application/registration form and mail it to VCC Registrar's Office Visit the CS Registration Desk at our Downtown campus, 2nd floor, 250 West Pender Street, Vancouver [business hours]

Program Description

Program Description


Some courses in this program require textbooks. Please call or visit the Downtown Bookstore for more information.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.


International students

Please note that not all Continuing Studies programs are available to international students. To determine your eligibility, please contact VCC’s International Education Office at: study@vcc.ca or 604.443.8600.



As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.


Program Specific

Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.

These courses do not have additional admission requirements and are open to individuals who wish to take one or more courses.

Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

Fees and Other costs


Application Fee


Info Sessions

Info Sessions





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Contact us:

Program Coordinator: Sid Khullar, VCC Technology, 604.871.7000, ext. 8670
Program Assistant: Dorothy Giroux, VCC Technology, 604.871.7000, ext. 8383

Program Highlights

Program Highlights

Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

 


Currently Scheduled in Continuing Studies Sep-Dec2019 (201993)

(CMPT 1301) Word Excel PowerPoint 2.5 credits    $448.74



Comprehensive skills training in the most common business applications of MS Office for those working in an office environment. Learn to perform functions common to key Microsoft applications and examine communication between programs.


Required: Please purchase textbook from the Downtown Bookstore prior to course start date. Please bring a USB stick to class.
(30 hours)

 

Prerequisite: Introduction to Computers and File Management (CMPT 1302), or working knowledge of Windows.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30122 DTN Rm. 416
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
18-Sep-2019
to 20-Nov-2019
Shaw, Todd
Register
  30153 DTN Rm. 619
TRM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
22-Oct-2019
to 21-Nov-2019
Shaw, Todd
Register


(CMPT 1303) Internet Applications 1.0 credits    $260.37



Develop the knowledge and skills needed to understand a variety of Internet security and safety issues. Discusses common Internet features such as cloud security, searching strategies, ecommerce models, fraud detection, virus avoidance, email systems, social media, and collaboration systems. Students apply their knowledge to access advanced Internet functionality and identify common terminology associated with computer networks and local Intranets.

(15 hours)

Textbook (optional) can be purchased from the Downtown VCC Bookstore.

Prerequisite: Introduction to Computers and File Management (CMPT 1302), or a basic knowledge of Windows.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30121 DTN Rm. 529
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
22-Oct-2019
to 19-Nov-2019
Chui, Ronald
Register


Upcoming Schedules in Continuing Studies Jan-Mar20 (202091)

(CMPT 1301) Word Excel PowerPoint 2.5 credits    $448.74



Comprehensive skills training in the most common business applications of MS Office for those working in an office environment. Learn to perform functions common to key Microsoft applications and examine communication between programs.


Required: Please purchase textbook from the Downtown Bookstore prior to course start date. Please bring a USB stick to class.
(30 hours)

 

Prerequisite: Introduction to Computers and File Management (CMPT 1302), or working knowledge of Windows.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10605 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
15-Jan-2020
to 18-Mar-2020
Shaw, Todd
Register
  10641 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
TRM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
25-Feb-2020
to 26-Mar-2020
Shaw, Todd
Register


(CMPT 1302) Introduction to Computers and File Management 1.0 credits    $260.37



For students with little to no background in computers. Building a foundation of basic computer skills, this module demonstrates how to identify different types of computers, the components of a personal computer (including internal components such as microprocessors), and how these components work together. Topics include the knowledge and skills of accessing, storing, and managing files on local and remote computers. Learn how to maintain PCs and perform basic troubleshooting.

Course duration: 15 hours

Required: Please purchase textbook from the Downtown Campus Bookstore prior to course start date.

 

Want to expand your skill set further? Check out the other computer software courses at www.vcc.ca/technology 

 

 

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10606 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
06-Jan-2020
to 03-Feb-2020
Parsakish, Ramin
Register
  10884 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
09-Mar-2020
to 06-Apr-2020
Parsakish, Ramin
Register


(CMPT 1303) Internet Applications 1.0 credits    $260.37



Develop the knowledge and skills needed to understand a variety of Internet security and safety issues. Discusses common Internet features such as cloud security, searching strategies, ecommerce models, fraud detection, virus avoidance, email systems, social media, and collaboration systems. Students apply their knowledge to access advanced Internet functionality and identify common terminology associated with computer networks and local Intranets.

(15 hours)

Textbook (optional) can be purchased from the Downtown VCC Bookstore.

Prerequisite: Introduction to Computers and File Management (CMPT 1302), or a basic knowledge of Windows.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10607 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
25-Feb-2020
to 24-Mar-2020
TBATo be assigned
Register


Internet Applications (CMPT 1303)
course schedule schedule
1.0 credits $260.37
Introduction to Computers and File Management (CMPT 1302)
course schedule schedule
1.0 credits $260.37
Introduction to Mac (MACD 1103)
course schedule schedule
0 credits N/A
Introduction to Windows (CMPT 1169)
course schedule schedule
0 credits N/A
Managing Your Digital Media (CMPT 1432)
course schedule schedule
0.0 credits N/A
Word Excel PowerPoint (CMPT 1301)
course schedule schedule
2.5 credits $448.74


Fees for Continuing Studies programs and courses are approximate and subject to change without notice. Fees include GST (if applicable) as well as College Initiative and Resource Fees, which vary depending on the individual course. Student Union Fees and UPass Fees will be assessed at time of registration where applicable, and are not included in the fees displayed online. Students are responsible for any increase in fees if advanced payments are made.



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