Administrative Technology Courses

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Core Courses

Computing Concepts

This new and improved course will increase your productivity in both the workplace and at home. Explore hardware/software integration, discover networking fundamentals and the "cloud". Employ Microsoft apps to gather interrelated data for multi-user collaboration, construct dynamic and engaging presentations, acquire sophisticated financial proficiencies, develop database competencies, create and annotate PDFs, and learn to tweak your online presence using HTML coding.

Format

The online format of this course lets you study from anywhere, anytime.

The course is 13 weeks in duration. Students log in to the course and communicate with the instructor and fellow students via the course management system, Moodle. View our page about online learning for further information.

Software requirements

It is a requirement of this course that you have Microsoft Office 2013 or a more recent version. Students are responsible for obtaining their own software. Microsoft 365 is available for free for students registered at Continuing Studies at UVic. View details.

Note: Microsoft servers are situated outside of Canada, therefore your data is not governed by Canadian privacy legislation.


Elective Courses

Business Intelligence and Data Analytics Fundamentals

Become proficient in fundamentals of Business Intelligence and Data Analytics. This course will provide the framework for you to understand, use and evaluate a variety of techniques and skills in analyzing data sets and making appropriate interpretations of the data.

Digital Communication

In a world where we increasingly live and work online, managing both your personal and professional digital communications and understanding the technology behind digital communication tools such as Zoom, Skype, Teams, or Messenger has become imperative. This course will provide you with the skills, tools, and plans to succeed and communicate effectively and efficiently in an online environment. You will gain awareness of most relevant and common communication technologies and will be able to decide upon the most appropriate technology according to your purpose or need.

You will learn how to effectively use and compare video conferencing tools, mobile chat platforms, social media or other online communities, and mobile collaboration options. This course will enhance and develop your professional communication skills in the digital and online environment in ways that are different from face-to-face. Other aspects of online communications, including email and social media use, document collaboration and content sharing, online security, and online ethics and behaviour will be covered in this course. Gain the skills you need to confidently navigate the digital world.

Getting Started with Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing is now fundamental to the digital economy and labour market. It is the on-demand availability of computer system resources, especially data storage and computing power. Employers value people who can understand and evaluate the design, construction and structures of cloud systems. This course will help you understand different service models, and practice key job skills, such as setting up a cloud environment and constructing and employing a solution in the cloud. Cloud computing service models that you will learn comprise Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). You will explore other subjects including security and disaster recovery.

Human Side of Information Systems

How is information technology changing our workplaces, homes and society as a whole?

Complement your technical knowledge by examining how computing and communication technologies are transforming business, education, health care, government and everyday life. Engage with your instructor and fellow learners in discussing current topics in privacy, security, intellectual property, global development and community management.

The online format of this course lets you study from anywhere, anytime.

The course is 13 weeks in duration. Students log in to the course and communicate with the instructor and fellow students via the course management system, Moodle. View our page about online learning for further information.

Text: Web-based readings only

Microsoft Office Bootcamp

Microsoft Office is essential to the day to day operations of our life. Whether you are an employee who knows the basics or wants to change your career to work in an administrative environment, knowing the features of MS office is an important tool to successfully and accurately organize, manage, present documents, data, and figures in home, office, and schools. This course will accelerate your existing Office skillset through a mix of online instruction and self-study where you’ll go from basic to advanced skills in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and more in a matter of weeks.

Required equipment/software:

  • Personal Computer
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or a more recent version. Learners are responsible for obtaining their own software. Microsoft 365 is available for free for students registered at Continuing Studies at UVic. View details.
  • Internet access
Project Management

Get a handle on your project. Whatever your area of expertise, learn and apply the fundamental concepts of effective project management. A seasoned PMP designated professional will work with you throughout a project management cycle: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling and closing. You will learn how to maximize the use of MS Project software throughout this project cycle.

You will learn:

  • how to maximize the use of MS Project software
  • the concepts and methodologies needed to plan, manage and track performance over a complete project life cycle
  • cost–benefit analysis
  • change control management
  • quality control
  • risk management
  • performance tracking and corrective action

The online format of the course lets you study from anywhere, anytime.

The course is 13 weeks in duration. Students login to the course and communicate with the instructor and fellow students via the course management system, Moodle. For more information, visit our page on online learning.

Text: No textbook required.

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