Effective June 1, 2013, the title of the Certificate in Desktop Applications will change to the Certificate in Office Applications. The new title will reflect that the current use of Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel, Access, etc.) is no longer restricted to the desktop computer; these applications are now used on desktop computers, laptops, tablets, phones and other mobile devices.
Students have the option of remaining in the current Certificate in Desktop Applications or transferring free of charge to the Certificate in Office Applications. There are no changes to the content of the certificate, only a change to the title of the certificate.
If you prefer to remain in the current Certificate in Desktop Applications, no action is required from you. If you would like to transfer to the new Certificate in Office Applications, you must make your decision before December 24th, 2013.
UCalgary Continuing Education's Student Advisors are available to assist with the transfer or your future registrations. Please call 403-220-2866 for assistance.
Does your work require proficiency in Microsoft Office? Make your everyday tasks easier by taking your skills to a high level and gain a valuable credential for your resume. Offices around the world use Microsoft's Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project, Visio, and Macros and VBA products.
This flexible program makes it possible to customize a certificate to meet your specific needs. If you already have experience in an application, you may begin your learning at the level that fits your needs.
To earn this certificate, a student needs to take at least 10 courses and successfully complete at least one course from each of the following streams: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. Additional courses that will increase your proficiency with Microsoft products are listed under optional courses. Courses may be completed in any combination within this certificate provided that prerequisites for each course are met.
Ten courses are required. A minimum of one course must be chosen from each of four streams: Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Word. The remaining requirement of six courses may be taken from any stream or Optional Courses.
Courses are taught online and in computer labs at the main campus, typically in two full-day sessions from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
Word CoursesMinimum Required: 1 Courses | Maximum Allowed: 3 Courses
|ICT 412 Microsoft Word Level 1||14.0 hours|
|ICT 413 Microsoft Word Level 2||14.0 hours|
|ICT 414 Microsoft Word Level 3||14.0 hours|
Excel CoursesMinimum Required: 1 Courses | Maximum Allowed: 3 Courses
|ICT 415 Microsoft Excel Level 1||14.0 hours|
|ICT 416 Microsoft Excel Level 2||14.0 hours|
|ICT 417 Microsoft Excel Level 3||14.0 hours|
PowerPoint CoursesMinimum Required: 1 Courses | Maximum Allowed: 2 Courses
|ICT 456 Microsoft PowerPoint Levels 1 and 2||14.0 hours|
Access CoursesMinimum Required: 1 Courses | Maximum Allowed: 3 Courses
|ICT 420 Microsoft Access Level 1||14.0 hours|
|ICT 421 Microsoft Access Level 2||14.0 hours|
|ICT 422 Microsoft Access Level 3||14.0 hours|
Optional CoursesMinimum Required: 0 Courses | Maximum Allowed: 6 Courses
|ICT 427 Microsoft Macros and VBA Level 1||14.0 hours|
|ICT 428 Microsoft Macros and VBA Level 2||14.0 hours|
|ICT 454 Microsoft Outlook Levels 1 and 2||14.0 hours|
|ICT 582 Microsoft Project Levels 1 and 2||14.0 hours|
|ICT 457 Microsoft Visio Levels 1 and 2||14.0 hours|