Course Description

Course Name

Computer Skills for Business

Session: VPRS3122

Hours & Credits

3 US Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

COMP 110 - Computer Skills Development (or its equivalent)

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


This course will emphasize the use of computers in office work, problem solving and the preparation of documents. This requires an ability to know which applications can be best applied to which problems, as well as the ability to learn and implement new software packages. The course will introduce computer hardware, user?s interface WINDOWS 98/2000 and applications software such as word processing and spreadsheets. The classes will take place in a computer laboratory where each student will have an access to a PC.

It is hoped that the students will:
- Be able to create MS Word documents in an easy-to-read professional way, using all available MS Word tools;
- Be able to use MS Excel for all current calculations that do not require sophisticated techniques;
- Be able to work both in teams and independently

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
- present work in an easily-readable way
- choose Word features depending on the nature of the document being prepared
- implement simple and sophisticated Word techniques to achieve the desired result
- enhance Word documents with tables and graphics
- use Excel to perform basic calculations
- present the Excel results in a professional manner
- learn the functioning of an application through self-tutorial

*Course content subject to change