COMAP-CT Computer Applications

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Overview


  • Certificate program
  • Available by classroom delivery; some courses available by distance delivery
  • Microsoft Certification-aligned courses

Description
Develop your computer application skills and enhance your career opportunities by becoming certification-ready in today’s most popular office applications. You will gain hands-on experience using the latest Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite applications.

This program covers a range of relevant topics including word processing, spreadsheets, photo-editing software, accounting software, and more.

Except where a required prerequisite is noted, you do not require any prior experience to take a certification-aligned course.

Note: Many of the Microsoft 2013 & 2016 Applications classes follow the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification curriculum. Click to learn more about the Microsoft Office Specialist certifications. 

Admission Requirements

Regular Admission Requirements

  1. Successful completion of Grade 12.

Special Admission Requirements
If you are 19 years of age or older on or before September 30 in your year of registration, have been out of high school for a minimum of one year, and you do not meet the regular admission requirements, you may apply under the special admission requirements.


Click the "More Info" link beside the course's name to view the description of the course.

Course Dates and Fees

2019 Fall Term
ACCT-1088 Simply Accounting (PC)more info
Location: Winkler Campus
DatesClass DaysTimeInstructorSectionCostActions
Oct 17, 19 - Feb 13, 20Th6:30PM - 9:30PMTBA193096$510
Location: Winkler Campus
Dates
Oct 17, 19 - Feb 13, 20
Class days
Th
Time
6:30PM - 9:30PM
Instructor
TBA
Section
193096
Cost
$510

2020 Winter Term
COMP-1237 Excel 2016more info
Location: Steinbach
DatesClass DaysTimeInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 06, 20 - Feb 28, 20M W F10:45AM - 12:30PMT. Provis197124$417
Location: Steinbach
Dates
Jan 06, 20 - Feb 28, 20
Class days
M W F
Time
10:45AM - 12:30PM
Instructor
T. Provis
Section
197124
Cost
$417
ACCT-1088 Simply Accounting (PC)more info
Location: Steinbach
DatesClass DaysTimeInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 07, 20 - Feb 28, 20F1:30PM - 3:30PMT. Provis197127$447
Tu Th10:45AM - 12:45PM
Location: Steinbach
Dates
Jan 07, 20 - Feb 28, 20
Class days
F
Time
1:30PM - 3:30PM
Instructor
T. Provis
Section
197127
Cost
$447
Dates
Jan 07, 20 - Feb 28, 20
Class days
Tu Th
Time
10:45AM - 12:45PM
Instructor
T. Provis
Section
197127
Cost
$447

Program Outline

You must successfully complete nine courses to earn a certificate.

If you are taking Microsoft Office courses by distance delivery, you must have access to a computer with the appropriate Microsoft Office software.

Core Courses:

  • Computers - Intro - C/D
  • Microsoft Word 2013 - D (Course content is Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Aligned)
  • Microsoft Excel 2013 or Excel 2016 - D (Course content is Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Aligned)

Elective Courses (combine six from any specialization):

Microsoft Office Specialization

  • Microsoft Excel 2016 - Advanced - D  (Excel Advanced classes are Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Aligned)
  • Microsoft Access 2013 - D (Access 2013 classes are Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Aligned)
Accounting and Office Management Software Specialization
  • Simply Accounting (PC) - C/D
  • Microsoft Project 2016 - D
  • Microsoft Outlook & OneNote Complete - D (Outlook and OneNote Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Aligned)

Web and Design Specialization

  • HTML5 - D
  • Photoshop 1 - C/D
  • Photoshop 2 - C/D

I.T. Specialization

  • IT Fundamentals - C/D 

Legend:

  • C/D - Classroom or Distance Delivery
  • C - Classroom Delivery
  • D - Distance Delivery 

Courses and Descriptions

(Click the course name to view the description of the course)
Year 1
Term 1Credit Hours
COMP-1193Excel 2013
3
COMP-1237Excel 2016
3
COMP-1218Word 2013
3
COMP-1238Word 2016
3
Electives
COMP-1222Access 2013
3
COMP-1198HTML5
3
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
ACCT-1088Simply Accounting (PC)
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By using Sage 50 software, you will develop an understanding on how to enter business transactions into the general ledger, prepare and adjust entries, and print out financial statements. Sage 50 is used for accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and inventory.

Prerequisites:
COMP-1061I.T Fundamentals
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This course will enables you to identify and explain PC components, setup a basic PC workstation, conduct basic software installation, identify compatibility issues and recognize and prevent basic security risks. You will gain knowledge in the areas of Green IT and preventative maintenance of computers while becoming familiar with many of the hardware concepts in the industry. The course will prepare your to take the COMP TIA, Strata I.T.Fundamentals, Exam number:FC0-U41. Topics covered include operating systems, central processing units, memory management, data storage, printers, communication devices and backup systems.

COMP-1081Computers - IntroRPL
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Increase your knowledge of computer fundamentals using a current Windows operating system. Content includes an introduction to the Internet and common Microsoft Applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

If you are taking courses by distance delivery, you must have access to a computer with the appropriate Microsoft Office software and Microsoft Windows 7, 8 or 10.

COMP-1191Outlook & OneNote 2016
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Learn how to use Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft OneNote as powerful tools to get and stay organized. Whether you are trying to manage your personal life, or setting up a professional office, this course will teach you what you need to know about these two essential Microsoft Products. The first part of this class will show you how to use Outlook to its full potential to organize E-mail, Calendars, Contacts, Tasks and more. The second part of the class will walk you through the fine details of Microsoft’s ingenious, multi-user, information gathering tool called One Note, and show you how it can help you to organize your information like a pro.

Students who are interested in challenging the Microsoft Office Outlook or OneNote Certification will find that this class prepares you to meet all of the skills measured.

COMP-1193Excel 2013
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Become familiar with spreadsheet concepts, use basic features, obtain skills for further training, and be able to use Excel 2013 in the workplace environment.  Topics covered include using worksheets to make decisions, planning, building, testing and documenting worksheets, formatting and printing, functions, formulas and absolute references, charts and graphing, and solving complex problems. 

* This class is recommended for students with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Windows. Students who need to upgrade their computer skills prior to taking this class should take  Computers - Intro (Comp-1081).
If you are taking courses by distance delivery, you must have access to a computer with the appropriate Microsoft Office software.

COMP-1198HTML5
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Current Web development is about creating sites that look and work great across a variety of devices. In this course, you will learn how to develop website content using the Responsive Web Design approach - a design approach aimed at creating web content that adapts to work across a variety of devices from desktop computers to smart phones. You will learn how to properly structure web documents using HTML5 and how to effectively use CSS3. Throughout the course, you will use a variety of development tools for writing HTML and CSS including Sublime Text, Brackets, and Dreamweaver. In addition, you will use JavaScript and JQuery to improve the user experience and build a variety of responsive websites using the skills you learn.

Note: The tuition fee includes a $40 non-refundable software activation fee.

Prerequisites:
COMP-1218Word 2013
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Learn the basics of word processing along with some advanced Word 2013 features. Skill areas covered will include: basic word processing, formatting and editing; inserting and customizing pictures and graphics; formatting for multiple page documents; utilizing wizards and templates; adding charts, tables, columns, and mail merging for letters, envelopes and labels.            

If you are taking courses by distance delivery, you must have access to a computer with the appropriate Microsoft Office software


* This class is recommended for students with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Windows. Students who need to upgrade their computer skills prior to taking this class should take  Computers - Intro (Comp-1081).

COMP-1222Access 2013
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Become familiar with good design principles to create Access databases with related tables. Gain knowledge of table relationships, field types and become familiar with formatting table fields and objects. Create and edit forms to input data, extract data using queries and design print reports. Explore sharing and integrate information between programs to increase productivity. Construct macros to automate tasks and write visual basic for applications code to perform operations. Manage and secure a database. Course textbook and content follow the MOS: Microsoft Office Access 2013 exam skills being measured.

COMP-1236Microsoft Project 2016
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Take an in-depth look at Microsoft Project 2016 for entering, updating, and reporting on project activities, time and people. This course will provide you with a detailed look at tracking, baseline and variance, what-if scenarios, Gantt chart formatting, task linking and organizing, time-tracking, variance, customization, and tracking of project financials. You will explore new concepts such as peak units and task inactivation. 

 
A study of the ‘Scheduler’ is included.

COMP-1237Excel 2016
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Become familiar with spreadsheet concepts, use basic features, obtain skills for further training and be able to use Excel 2016 in the workplace environment. Topics covered include using worksheets to make decisions, planning, building, testing and documenting worksheets, formatting and printing, functions, formulas and absolute references, charts and graphing, solving complex problems, and working with multiple worksheets and workbooks.

* This course is recommended for students with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Windows. Students who need to upgrade their computer skills prior to taking this class should take Computers - Intro (COMP-1081).

Distance Delivery:
Students must have access to a computer with the appropriate Microsoft Office software.
Required textbook sold separately and can be purchased at the Campus Store.

COMP-1238Word 2016
More Information

Learn the basics of word processing along with some advanced Word 2016 features. Skill areas covered will include: basic word processing, formatting and editing; inserting and customizing pictures and graphics; formatting for multiple page documents; utilizing wizards and templates; adding charts, tables, columns, and mail merging for letters, envelopes and labels.

If you are taking courses by distance delivery, you must have access to a computer with the appropriate Microsoft Office software.

* This class is recommended for students with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Windows. Students who need to upgrade their computer skills prior to taking this class should take Computers - Intro (Comp-1081)

COMP-1483PhotoShop (Mac or PC) 1
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Professional digital image editing and image manipulation at its finest.  Learn the comprehensive basic program functions of PhotoShop including the use of painting and editing tools, making selections, colour correcting images, working with channels, preparing images for print. Learn many of the shortcuts and tips used by more experienced PhotoShop users.

COMP-2054Excel 2016 Advanced
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By using advanced features such as what-if analysis and Business Intelligence tools, you will develop the skills to analyze data. You will develop Excel applications and become more efficient with automation features such as macros and through collaboration with workbooks and the integration of Excel with other Office applications. Other topics include advanced formula function and enhanced formatting tools.

Prerequisites:
MUME-2112PhotoShop (Mac or PC) 2
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Receive instruction in advanced creative image manipulation, experimental illustrative techniques and prepress operations. Delve into some of the more complex operational features of this software program.

Prerequisites:

Objectives/Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, you should have the skills to:
  • Work effectively with a range of current, standard, Office Productivity software applications.
  • Evaluate, select and use office productivity software appropriate to a given situation.
  • Apply basic adult learning and assessment principles in the design, development, and presentation of material produced by office productivity applications.
  • Demonstrate employability skills and a commitment to professionalism.
  • Operate a variety of advanced spreadsheet, operating system and word processing functions.
  • Solve a range of problems using office productivity applications, and adapt quickly to new software releases.
  • Maintain quality assurance through critically evaluating procedures and results.

Recent Changes

Course delivery
  • Microsoft office 2010 classes will no longer be offered but will remain as credits to the program.
  • Except where noted, all distance courses will be taught with the expectation that students are using Windows 7  or later. If you are using another operating systems (Mac, Unix or earlier version of Windows) contact Customer Service at 204-694-1789 before you register to determine whether the course is suitable for your operating system.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit www.rrc.ca/rpl.

Other Information

Computer Lab Accessibility
Some, but not all, labs are accessible after hours to students. You will require a RRC photo identification card to access the labs.

Graduate Employment Report

Red River College surveys its graduates on an annual basis to collect data related to the graduates’ employment status, salary, occupation and skill use. In addition, graduates are asked to indicate their level of satisfaction regarding the education they received at Red River College.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/graduate-satisfaction for graduate satisfaction and employment reports.

Graduation Requirements

You must complete your part-time program within eight years from the start of the first course in the program, unless otherwise stated in the program outline.

A program GPA of 2.0 is required to graduate.

You will not be granted more than 75% of your credit requirements for graduation through transfer of credit.

When you have successfully completed all the required courses in this program, be sure to apply to graduate. For complete details and forms, see Application to Graduate

Questions about graduation? Please call 204-694-1789 or 1-866-242-7073 for assistance.

Graduation with Honours
If you obtain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.8 or better for the program, you will graduate with honours. If you fail any course in the program, you will not be eligible for this honours designation.

Contact Information

For more information, contact:

School of Continuing Education
E113 - 2055 Notre Dame Ave
Winnipeg, MB   R3H 0J9
Phone: 204-694-1789 or 1-866-242-7073
Fax: 204-633-6489
Email: cde@rrc.ca

Interlake Campus
Box 304
825 Manitoba Avenue
Selkirk, MB   R1A 1T0
Toll-free: 1-866-946-3241
Phone: 204-785-5328
Fax: 204-482-7082
Email: interlake@rrc.ca

Steinbach Campus
Unit 2 - 385 Loewen Blvd.
Steinbach, MB   R5G 0B3
Phone: 204-320-2500
Fax: 204-346-0178
Email: steinbach@rrc.ca

How to Register

For information on how to register for courses in this program, follow the link below.

www.rrc.ca/part-time/registration/

Student Evaluation of Program

Every year Red River College surveys students, in all full-time programs, to learn more about their college experience. The questionnaire includes questions about students’ experiences with College programs, facilities, and services offered.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/student-evaluation-of-program for student evaluation of program reports.

College Support Services

Red River College is committed to student success and provides valuable support services to assist in helping students make the most of their time at RRC.

Visit www.rrc.ca/supports for more information.

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