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Advanced Excel for the Office

Cost: $175

Learn to use financial functions, pivot tables and charts, and custom format codes. Add data to multiple worksheets and consolidate data. Completing Excel Basics for the Office or Excel Level I before registering for this course is recommended.


Delivery method: In-class

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Jan 8-15 | 20500, 2 sessions, Sat, 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Apr 23-30 | 20356, 2 sessions, Sat, 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
Advanced Word for the Office

Cost: $175

Enhance your skills by working with advanced elements in Microsoft Word, including forms, table of contents, indexing, and tab stops. Find out how to create mail merges, track changes, navigate comments, and compare and combine documents.


Delivery method: In-class

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Mar 21–Apr 27 | 20278, 2 sessions, Sat, 10:00 am–12:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
AutoCAD I & II

Cost: $795
Prerequisite: An entry-level Windows computer course or equivalent experience and keyboarding proficiency.

This class covers basic and intermediate AutoCAD drafting principles. Learn to navigate the AutoCAD desktop, draw objects, insert and edit text and build accurate visual representations with AutoCAD’s drafting tools. Understand the use of CAD in the industry, technical presentation methods, and file management. Advanced techniques include learning industry methods to manage AutoCAD drawings and drawing setups, layers and linetypes, viewport and layout management, dimensioning tools, and blocks and attributes. Build symbol libraries and print singulars and sets. Upon completion, you can use AutoCAD’s editing tools to create and print drawings with accuracy and assurance.

Purchase the following textbooks for the first day of class from the UFV Bookstore:

  • Ascent AutoCAD Essentials 2020

Delivery method: In-class

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Apr 4- May 16| 20483, 12 sessions, Mon, Tue, 6 pm–9 pm 

In-Person

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
Excel Basics for the Office

Cost: $175

Master Excel basics: learn to create, edit, and format worksheets. Work with auto fill, flash fill, formulas, graphics, spark lines, and charts. This course is designed for people with no previous Excel experience.


Delivery method: In-class

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Apr 2-9 | 20355, 2 sessions, Sat, 10:00 am-12:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
Excel Level I

Cost: TBD

This course is offered as part of the Bookkeeping for Small Business certificate. However, anyone is welcome to sign up for this course to enhance their skills. Check out the Excel Level I schedule on the Bookkeeping for Small Business page. 


Keyboarding Assessments

Cost: $25

As of January 1, 2017, Continuing Education no longer accepts third party keyboarding assessments for program admission.

Students applying to the following programs are required to submit a keyboarding assessment as part of their admissions criteria:

Required Typing Speeds
Continuing Education Program Net words per minute required
Nursing Unit Clerk 30
Medical Office Assistant 30
Dental Office Receptionist 30
Legal Administrative Assistant 40
Paralegal 60

Starting September 2021, Keyboarding Assessments will be offered on campus and online. Certificate program students who have satisfied all other entrance requirements will be Conditionally Admitted to their program. They will be fully admitted once they have submitted proof that they meet their program’s minimum keyboarding speed.

Students may submit videos of their timings for online assessments. The videos must meet these requirements:

  • Complete the Assessment through our online program
  • Timings are 5 minutes long and every error reduces the wpm by two (e.g., a 46 wpm timing with two errors would be a 42 net wpm timing).
  • Check that your hands, keyboard, and screen are visible
  • Introduce yourself (name and program)
  • Move the video recorder to show the timing information when done
  • The video must be seamless without any breaks in the recording

How to submit your video:

  • Upload your video to YouTube, Vimeo, or another video site
  • Submit the video and copy of government issued picture ID, like driver’s licence (as verification of identity) to continuingeducation@ufv.ca
  • Include your UFV student ID number and program in the email

Delivery method: Online with no scheduled meeting times

Sep 1-Dec 31 | 80131, Online, instructions will be sent within two business days after you register
Jan 1-Apr 30
| 20361, Online, instructions will be sent within two business days after you register

 

Delivery method: In-class

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Jan 19 | 20490, Wed, 5:30-6:30 pm
Mar 16 | 20491, Wed, 5:30-6:30 pm
May 18 | 40178, Wed, 5:30-6:30 pm
Jul 20 | 40179, Wed, 5:30-6:30 pm

 

 

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Feb 16 | 20492, Wed, 5:30-6:30 pm 
Apr 20 | 20493, Wed, 5:30-6:30 pm
Jun 15 | 40180, Wed, 5:30-6:30 pm 
Aug 17 | 40181, Wed, 5:30-6:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
Keyboarding Online

Cost: $130

This 24-hour, online course will cover an introduction to letter keys, numbers, and symbols using a computer keyboard. Students are expected to login and practice at least twice a week to be successful. The software is designed to monitor speed, accuracy, and confidence and will also cover tips for proper keyboard positioning.

Purchase software Access Code at UFV Bookstore prior to class.

 


Delivery method: Online with no scheduled meeting times

Jan 24-Apr17 | 20276

Apr 11-Jul 3 | 20410

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
MS Office Fast Track

Cost: $450

Tour the whole Microsoft Office suite and get introduced to applications such as Excel (spreadsheet), Word (word processing), PowerPoint (presentation), Outlook (email), and Access (database). Learn how to effectively use video conferencing tools to work efficiently with your team remotely. Additionally, learn minute-taking skills in a digital environment to create agenda, pre-meeting, and minute templates to help organize your business and keep focused on important tasks.


Delivery method: Blended

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Mar 1-22 | 20357, 7 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30-9:30 pm
In-person Tue, online Wed

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
Word Basics for the Office

Cost: $175

This course is a quick way to learn basic Microsoft Word skills. Learn to create, edit, and format themes, as well as style documents. You will also work with headers and footers, bullets, drop caps, graphics, and columns.


Delivery method: In-class

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Mar 19–26 | 20302, 2 sessions, Sat, 10:00 am–12:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register

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