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In this course you will utilize Adobe InDesign to create and deliver eyecatching printed documents such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines and books. You will explore the basic tools and features of InDesign for creating professional page layout and design to fully engage readers.

Test is available from instructor first night of class

Prerequisites: Computer experience and familiarity with Windows


This course currently has no offerings.


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This course is for students who already have an understanding of the basic features of Microsoft Access. In this course, you will extend your knowledge into some of the more specialized and advanced capabilities of Access which add functionality to your database and will save you time. Topics include: structuring existing data, writing advanced queries, using macros to automate common tasks, and enhancing forms and reports. Hands-on exercises during class will allow you to practice these skills. You will receive a manual for your future reference.

Prerequisites: Access Introduction or equivalent experience using Access in the workplace


This course currently has no offerings.

You will build on your basic Photoshop skills (which should include an understanding of all the basic tools and the concepts of working with layers and the canvas). Topics include the use of filters; converting modes for printing; multimedia and the Web; creating special effects; and the retouching and color correction of photographs.

Same text used in Introduction to Adobe Photoshop (COAP 1694) available the first night of class from the instructor

Prerequisites: Adobe Photoshop – Introduction or equivalent experience


(GST included), 12 hours/4 sessions Additional costs: Text $45 (approximately)
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
May 8, 2017 - May 17, 2017
Mon, Wed - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 207.24
Registration deadline: May 8, 2017
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$435.00ReginaCRN: 201604-72
Increase your productivity and apply advanced analysis techniques to more complex data sets by using more of the built in features of Microsoft Excel. Topics include: using functions; pivot and input tables; sorting and filtering numeric data, advanced charts and macros. Hands-on exercises during class will allow you to practice these skills. You will receive a manual for your future reference.

Prerequisites: Excel Introduction or equivalent experience using Excel in the workplace


(GST and manual included) 12 hours/2 sessions
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
June 12, 2017 - June 21, 2017
Mon, Wed - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 207.24
Registration deadline: June 12, 2017
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$435.00ReginaCRN: 201604-77
Microsoft Excel is a powerful tool for creating spreadsheets that allows you to analyze and share information more effectively. This course is intended for people new to Excel. In this class you gain the skills and knowledge needed to create and use worksheets and charts. Topics include: entering, copying and manipulating data; creating and editing simple formulas; using common functions; formatting worksheets; and printing data. Hands-on exercises during class will allow you to practice these skills. You will receive a manual for your future reference.

Prerequisites: Basic computer skills or Computer Basics class


(GST and manual included) 12 hours
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
May 2, 2017 - May 3, 2017
Tue, Wed - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Room: 207.24
Registration deadline: May 2, 2017
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$435.00ReginaCRN: 201604-75
May 29, 2017 - June 7, 2017
Mon, Wed - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 207.24
Registration deadline: May 29, 2017
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$435.00ReginaCRN: 201604-76
This course is certified by the Fibre Optics Association. It includes the basic theory of fibre optics and focuses on practical techniques and issues in installing, terminating, troubleshooting and documenting fibre optic systems to industry standards. Applications such as telephone systems, computer networks CATV, and video systems are emphasized.

(Textbook, FOA exam and one year FOA membership included) 35 hours/1 week
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
May 15, 2017 - May 19, 2017
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri - 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Room: 321
Registration deadline: May 23, 2017
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$995.00ReginaCRN: 201604-124
Learn the lifelong skill of “touch keyboarding” (not looking at the keys) to increase your efficiency when entering alphabetic text. This course is ideal for beginners or people with rusty keyboarding skills. By the end of the course, you may achieve a touch keyboarding rate of 20–25 words per minute based on three or five minute timings and upon the amount of time that you practice.

Textbook will be loaned to student and must be returned at the end of course

This course currently has no offerings.

You will review the skill of “touch keyboarding” while increasing your speed and improving your accuracy. You may achieve a touch keyboarding rate of 25 – 50 words per minute depending upon your previous skill level and the amount of time that you practice. At the end of the course, you will receive a certificate stating your keyboarding speed in words per minute.

Textbook will be loaned to student and must be returned at the end of course

Prerequisites: or ability to “touch keyboard”


This course currently has no offerings.

In this 5-day comprehensive course you will be introduced to the fundamentals, and obtain hands-on skills with, the popular group of programs in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, Access and PowerPoint. This course is intended for participants who would like to jumpstart their Microsoft Office productivity skills. Upon completion you will be able to immediately apply your new knowledge in your career environment. This course is not recommended for the novice computer user and we suggest you have basic experience with at least one Microsoft Office program. Version 2013.

Prerequisites: Familiarity using computers is required, including basic knowledge of Windows; keyboarding an asset


(GST and manual included), 30 hours/5 sessions
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
May 8, 2017 - May 12, 2017
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri - 9:00 am-3:59 pm
Registration deadline: May 8, 2017
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$900.00SaskatoonCRN: 201604-795
In this course, students will use Microsoft Outlook to manage email, calendar entries, tasks and contacts. You will also gain an understanding of email terminology and concepts such as spam, viruses, phishing and distribution lists. Hands-on exercises during class will allow you to practice these skills. You will receive a manual for your future reference.

(GST and manual included), 6 hours/1 session (Regina), 6 hours (Saskatoon)
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
May 30, 2017
Tue - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Room: 207.24
Registration deadline: May 30, 2017
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$220.00ReginaCRN: 201604-78
This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of PowerPoint. It will benefit anyone wishing to create dynamic presentations which will help you to communicate information and sell ideas. Topics include: creating and running a slide show presentation; working with text and content; incorporating illustrations and shapes; adding transitions and animation effects; custom layouts and slide masters; using charts; printing slides, handouts, notes and outlines. Handson exercises during class will allow you to practice these skills. You will receive a manual for your future reference.

Prerequisites: Basic computer skills or Computer Basics class


(GST and manual included), 12 hours
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
May 10, 2017 - May 11, 2017
Wed, Thu - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Room: 207.24
Registration deadline: May 10, 2017
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$435.00ReginaCRN: 201604-79
Microsoft Publisher is an easy-to-use, flexible program for creating newsletters, brochures, business cards, postcards and flyers for print, email, and the Web. You will look at how to create a publication from scratch or use one of the hundreds of business and personal designs available in Publisher.

Prerequisites: Good working knowledge of Windows and word processing


This course currently has no offerings.

QuickBooks can help you get organized. Built-in accounting functions organize & calculate your finances. Entries get carried through to all the right places automatically. Have sales & expenses, customer & vendor profiles all at your fingertips. Get a snapshot of the money coming in & going out of your business. You will learn everything from writing cheques, creating bills & reports, to the basics of business accounting, including managing accounts payables/receivables, invoicing, & payroll.

Prerequisites: Computer experience


(Manual & GST included), 18 hours/3 sessions or 18 hours/6 sessions
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
May 30, 2017 - June 15, 2017
Tue, Thu - 6:30-9:30 pm
Room: 207.27
Registration deadline: May 30, 2017
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$585.00ReginaCRN: 201604-70
Learn how to set up a company's books & the Receivables & Payables modules. Learn bookkeeping processes for a service business, customize a company’s chart of accounts, prepare sales taxes, sales invoices, customer payments, bills & expenses. Produce multiple financial & other reports, including customizing various forms to save a business money, use inventory & completing month-end tasks of reporting sales taxes & account reconciliation. Hands-on exercises allow you to practice these skills.

Prerequisites: Understanding of Windows and basic bookkeeping/accounting knowledge


(Manual & GST included), 24 hours/1 week
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
June 12, 2017 - June 15, 2017
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Room: 207.27
Registration deadline: June 12, 2017
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$855.00ReginaCRN: 201604-71
Increase your productivity and create more complex documents by learning how to use more features of Microsoft Word. Our instructors will take experienced users of through advanced tasks such as creating a table of contents and using master and sub documents when working with longer projects. Learn to perform complex merges, import data from other programs and advanced automation through the use of fields, forms and macros. Hands-on exercises during class will allow you to practice these skills. You will receive a manual for your future reference.

Prerequisites: Microsoft Word Introduction or equivalent experience using Word


(GST and manual included) 12 hours/2 sessions
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
June 6, 2017 - June 15, 2017
Tue, Thu - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 207.24
Registration deadline: June 6, 2017
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$435.00ReginaCRN: 201604-82
May 2, 2017 - May 11, 2017
Thu, Fri - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: B8.13
Registration deadline: May 2, 2017
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$435.00SaskatoonCRN: 201604-123
Course is intended for people new to Microsoft Word and is designed to help you obtain the basic skills required to create professional looking letters and memos. Learn to create, edit, format, print and review short documents. You will learn to apply basic page, paragraph and character formatting options, create a document from a template, insert pictures and clip art, create a simple table and merge a mailing list to produce labels. Hands-on exercises allow you to practice these skills.

Prerequisites: Basic computer skills or Computer Basics class


This course currently has no offerings.

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