Most jobs require the use a personal computer and proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and reporting tools.
BCIT Computing offers several ways to acquire expert level skills in computer applications.
For those who want a deeper and more expert understanding of current versions of MS Office, this program provides hands-on experience. It is designed for both new and existing personal computer users.
Students will have the confidence to master a variety of future application software as versions change.
Students who successfully complete this program will also be prepared to challenge the associated MOS, Microsoft Office Specialist exams, for an additional fee.
Graduates of this Associate Certificate may choose to continue on to the Applied Web Development, Associate Certificate.
BC High School Grade 12 English or equivalent knowledge.
Students in this program are required to have English reading, writing and speaking skills.
Specific prerequisites or equivalent knowledge are required for each course.
Please Note: COMP 1002 - Computer Concepts and Microsoft Windows, is the starting point for those looking to become computer literate. This comprehensive course is core to this credential and a prerequisite for any of the higher level COMP courses, including all of the MS Office application courses. Complete COMP 1002 before starting any of the other courses in this program.
Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.
A minimum of 22 credits must be chosen from the 'Required and Elective' sections below. All courses must be completed successfully within a five-year period. We constantly update our curriculum to reflect market trends in the industry.
Our MS Office "COMP" courses are delivered by certified by Microsoft subject matter experts who use real world examples with hands-on exercises and significant homework.
Our credit courses are typically 12 lessons each, most courses are 12 or 6 weeks long with some as short as 2 weeks. We have offerings every term in Burnaby and the Downtown Campus.
Please Note: Compressed six-week courses are twice as much work in half the time. Attendance in every lesson is mandatory, missing even one day places students at risk for failure. Miss two days and you will have missed over 33% of the 6 week compressed course and you will have exceeded the 20% allowable.
Intensive two-week courses are not suited for most students as these sections include the same content as a twelve-week course. Students are in class for 3.5 hours every day and must allocate 3.5+ hours per day for labs and homework. It is unwise to attempt a two-week section if you have other course requirements. Attendance every day is mandatory.
After successfully completing most of these MS Office 2010 courses, students will be prepared to challenge the MOS*, Microsoft Office Specialist exams at the Expert level in MS Word and MS Excel, should they want to pursue industry credentials.
*MOS, Microsoft Office Specialist MOS exams are available from a third party and may be obtained for an additional cost.
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