Office Software Applications (Part-time)
- Program Code:
- Engineering & Information Technology
About the ProgramThis program is designed to develop proficiency with various computer applications that are commonly used in business offices. Students will develop skills with the Windows operating system, computer fundamentals, word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentations.
Program InformationAll courses must be completed within 4 years of acceptance into the program.
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older.
Note re: Admission Requirements
- Students must be able to receive instruction, respond and research in the English language.
- Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
- Attach proof of Admission Requirements.
- Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.
- Credit will be given for qualifying courses that were successfully completed up to two (2) years prior to admission into the program.
How to ApplyStudents may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form from any Conestoga College campus, OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office, OR by using the college website at www.conestogac.on.ca/admissions/forms
Send completed applications to:
299 Doon Valley Dr
Canada N2G 4M4
How to Register for CoursesGo to How to Register for detailed registration information.
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.
Learn more about PLAR.
Graduate OpportunitiesFor more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home
Program Related Resources
- Use and customize Windows to navigate the desktop, manage files and folders.
- Use Word to create, format, print and save professional documents.
- Use Excel to create, format, link, customize, print and save spreadsheets.
- Create a database using Access.
- Create and customize presentations using PowerPoint.
Click on the course code or title below for a full description of the course. If available for registration, clicking on "Details" in the status column will open a new browser tab or window in the Student Portal.
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Description: Using a computer these days is a requirement. In order to use a PC without it becoming cumbersome and frustrating, you need to know it's operating system and how to navigate, find, open, use and manage the system including its hardware, software and files. This course will review some of the old standby features and hone in on the numerous enhancements found in Windows 7. You'll learn the tools to increase reliability, efficiency and security that will optimize the user experience as never before. You'll also find out what jumping, shaking, snapping, streaming and BitLocking are.
|COMP1150||Computer Literacy For Windows (Word/Excel)
Description: Recommended: Keyboarding skills are an asset. This course provides an introduction to the basics of using a computer and Microsoft Office. Students will be introduced to Windows, a word processor (Word), and an electronic spreadsheet (Excel). This course will benefit those who need to understand the basics of a computer on the job or at home.
Description: This course takes you beyond the basics to cover intermediate word processing concepts and techniques using Word. Students will learn how to produce professional business documents. Emphasis will be placed on intermediate word processing techniques including paragraph and page formatting options; working with tabs and indents; using the find and replace features; using the spell check, grammar check, thesaurus and other built-in correction tools; multi-column text, tables, mail merges; numbered and bulleted paragraphs; headers, footers and page numbering.
Description: This course will cover creating presentations using PowerPoint. Areas of study will include: presentation guidelines, building your presentations, creating outlines, formatting slides, adding graphs, and organizational charts, clipart and special effects. Students will work with embedded objects and multiple presentations. Different methods of presenting output will be discussed.
Description: This course introduces students to Access, an application that manages data. Students will be exposed to database components, terminology, the creation and use of data-entry forms, queries, reports and switchboards.
Description: This course takes you beyond the basics to cover intermediate spreadsheeting concepts and techniques using Excel. Students will learn how to produce professional workbooks. Emphasis will be placed on: planning and creating spreadsheets using formulas and functions; data analysis; generating graphs; and, linking summarizing and consolidating worksheets.
|Course Code||Course Title||Spring||Fall||Winter|
|COMP1150||Computer Literacy for Windows (Word/Excel)||X||X||X|
|Course Code||Course Title||Online Code||Online Course Title|
|COMP1150||Computer Literacy for Windows (Word/Excel)||OLRN1480||Intro to Computers|
All efforts will be made to adhere to this schedule, however the college reserves the right to make adjustments when necessary.
* To learn more about online course offerings, visit Distance Learning - OntarioLearn.
The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.
Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.