Computer Courses

COMPUTER COURSES


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

COMPUTER KEYBOARDING
Almost all jobs require computer keyboarding as a necessary skill! Typing quickly and accurately is an important skill for any office position. This course will teach you to type correctly, faster and effortlessly so you can bring this valuable skill to the marketplace and your job. We will show you the correct techniques using a variety of drills and programs which will motivate you to improve.
★ This course is one component of the program Administrative Assistant Certificate.

GETTING STARTED WITH COMPUTERS
This course is a fun and hands-on introduction for those who are new to computers. After a brief overview of how computers work, the course uses hands-on exercises to develop a basic level of understanding and comfort with Windows computers. Topics covered include: use the mouse to access pull-down menus, create folders, copy files, delete files and manage files on the desktop.

INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL MEDIA
Why are millions of people signing up to social media sites? This course teaches what social media has to offer and how to get started with exploring the hundreds of sites available. A different social media site is covered each night. Topics covered include: Twitter and how to tweet, blogs and how to start one, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Excel
Microsoft Excel – Level 1 teaches you how to create and edit professional-looking spreadsheets. Learn to format and enhance worksheets and use simple formulas. No experience in Excel is necessary but basic familiarity with using a computer is necessary. In the Excel Level 2 course, course you will learn how to apply basic skill sets along with some intermediate to advanced functions to manage and audit numerical reports. Work with various functions to perform calculations, customize charts, and look at various features for managing different lists.

Sage 50 Accounting
In this computerized accounting program for PCs you will learn how to navigate in each of the windows, create, setup, and customize a company and record common journal entries for a business. You will experience processing day-to-day transactions such as sales invoices, customer payments, bills and expenses, bill payments, credit cards, sales tax payments, banking, receivable and payables management and financial statement reporting. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills and the Bookkeeping course.

Quickbooks
In level 1 learn to create a chart of accounts, set up data files, make journal entries and back up data on a PC. Learn accounts payable functions, such as creating new vendors, editing vendor information, printing cheques and paying bills. Accounts receivable functions covered include creating new customers, entering sales and recording payments. Payroll functions include creating employees, setting payment preferences and tax tables, writing cheques and processing government remittances. Prerequisite: a working knowledge of Windows. Basic computer, bookkeeping or accounting knowledge would be an asset. Level 2 is a continuation of basic features for daily computerized accounting tasks using QuickBooks and will introduce some of the more advanced functions and capabilities of QuickBooks. Students will look at how to create company files, and deal with more advanced tasks for receivables, payables, inventory and payroll. Lesson 1: Setting Up Data Files and Customizing Settings. Lesson 2: Banks and Credit Cards. Lesson 3: Budgets, Classes, Inventory and Security. Lesson 4: Additional Payroll Features. Lesson 5: Working with Foreign Currencies. Lesson 6: Miscellaneous Items such as Preparing Customer Statements, Charging Interest on Overdue Accounts, NSF Cheques,Handling Bad Debts,Making Records Inactive,Handling WCB Premiums,Using Job Tracking,Customizing Your Reports.

WINDOWS FILE MANAGEMENT
Learn how to organize and manage your filing system on Windows computers. These are essential skills for all successful computer users! Topics covered include: create and save files, find and retrieve files, rename files, and copy/move/delete files.
★ This course is one component of the program Administrative Assistant Certificate.

Registration by phone or in person

All office locations are closed on statutory holidays. Burnaby South Secondary & Burnaby Central Secondary are also closed during Spring break, July, August and during the holiday break in December.

Register by phone
604-296-6901

Regular office hours:
Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Burnaby CCE Office
751 Hammarskjold Drive
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Regular office hours:
Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Burnaby South Secondary
5455 Rumble Street
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Regular office hours:
Tue  | Wed  | Thu
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Burnaby Central Secondary
6011 Deer Lake Parkway
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Regular office hours:
Tue |  7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Refund policy

Fee payments originally made by credit card are credited back to the same card; for expired or invalid credit cards, refunds are made by cheque. Fee payments originally made by cash or cheque are made by cheque. Please allow 3 weeks for processing.

Cancelled classes
When a class is cancelled by Burnaby CCE, a full refund will be issued.

Full time certificate / diploma programs
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received at least 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $100 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. For a refund request received less than 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $200 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received after classes begin. Please see individual course descriptions for exceptions.

Part time certificate / diploma programs
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received at least 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $25 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. For a refund request received less than 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $50 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received after classes begin. Please see individual course descriptions for exceptions.

General interest courses that are 1 session long
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received at least 24 hours before the start of the class, a 20% processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received less than 24 hours before the start of the class.

General interest courses that are 2 or more sessions long
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received before the second session of the course, a 20% processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received after the second session of the course.