Computing Concepts

Code: TECH100
Apply this course towards: Administrative Technology, Business Administration – Certificate, Business Administration – Diploma

Course description

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.

(Note: This course has a new course code. It was formerly TECJ100)


Learning objectives

  • Identify different types of hardware and software
  • Effectively use the Windows operating system, including file management
  • Construct and develop comprehensive activities using productivity software, such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Reader and OneNote
  • Comprehend and produce documentation that efficiently shares data between applications and users
  • List and identify the advantages and disadvantages to working on a network and/or cloud servers
  • Describe various internet applications and services and discuss issues related to the World Wide Web
  • Design a basic web page in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)


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, Brightspace. 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.


This course is eligible for the StrongerBC future skills grant. To register using this grant please review the eligibility, registration details and funding dates. 

Required equipment/software

  • Microsoft Office Professional 2013 or 2016
  • Personal computer with internet access
  • Microsoft Windows, Vista edition or newer

Recommended web browsers

For Windows computers:

  • Internet Explorer: versions 8.0 or later
  • Mozilla Firefox: latest version
  • Google Chrome: latest version

For Apple computers:

  • Mozilla Firefox: latest version
  • Apple Safari: latest version
  • Google Chrome: latest version

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