Computing and Information Systems
Tech skills to increase your productivity.
Information technology touches all aspects of our lives: how we work, how we make decisions, how we communicate, and how we entertain ourselves. These days, to be successful in almost any profession—from business to law, health care, finance or education—you need to know how to use and manage technologies. Our diverse selection of data analytics, computing and technology courses will help you navigate and advance your way through your career. You will learn how to make your workplace more productive, secure and connected.
If you are looking to add relevant and highly marketable skills to your resume or toolkit, our professional programs in computing and technology could be just what you need to get the competitive edge.
For those who do not have previous education or background in computing as well as those who need to retrain or upgrade their present computer skills, we offer the Professional Development Certificate in Administrative Technology. This micro-credential equips learners with the critical skills sought by employers to succeed in a computerized office—from software and database management to data analytics skills, cloud-based applications, digital communication and more.
We also offer a Professional Development in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics for recent graduate or career professional looking to add relevant and highly marketable skills to your resume or toolkit.
Microsoft Certification Training
Continuing Studies at UVic has been selected to participate in the Microsoft Learn for Educators program. Microsoft Canada is collaborating with chosen institutions selected to participate in the Microsoft Learn for Educators program to integrate Microsoft curriculum and teaching materials aligned to industry-recognized Microsoft Certifications directly within University of Victoria's Continuing Studies courses. Read full press release..
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Individual Computing and Information Systems courses
Each term, we offer a variety of online courses for professionals wanting to enhance their knowledge of technology and information systems as well as community courses on leading edge topics such as artificial intelligence, social media and animatronics. View list below for current offerings.
- Cloud Computing for Business
- Computing Concepts
- Digital Communication
- E-Learning: Design and Development
- GIS Skills and Mapping
- Human Side of Information Systems
- Introduction to Web Design
- IT Security and Privacy
- IT Security for Business Continuity
- Management Computing
- Managing in the Digital Economy
- Mapping with Drones 1
- Mapping with Drones 2
- Microsoft Azure Fundamentals
- Microsoft Office Bootcamp
- Microsoft Security, Compliance and Identity Fundamentals
- Museum Information Management
- Nerdology: The Sociology of Video Games and Digital Media
- New Frontiers: The Sociology of Video Games and New Popular Media
- Project Management
- Strategies and Tools for Teaching Adults Online
- Why Did the Computer Do That? Explaining Software in a Probabilistic World
- World Wide Web and Mobile Applications
Microsoft Certification Training
Jump-start your career and demonstrate your achievements through industry-recognized Microsoft certifications.
This micro-credential equips learners with the critical skills sought by employers to succeed in a computerized office—from software and database management to data analytics skills, cloud-based applications, digital communication and more.
Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
This professional development certificate provides you with the tools, plans and methods to help you give value and meaning to data, and guide you and your organization to success.
Designing Learning in a Hybrid Workplace
In this new online micro-credential program, you will gain the necessary skills to effectively design and deliver training for a hybrid workplace through a series of three short, self-paced and stackable courses.
This flexible certificate program allows you to customize a course of study to meet your specific learning goals.
Health Terminology Standards
The Health Terminology Standards professional certificate is a one-year, part-time, online non-credit program. After graduation of the program, you will be eligible for the Canadian College of Health Information Management Certified Terminology Standards Specialist (CTSS) credential.
Mapping with Drones
Do you want to take your connection to our planet to new heights? Flying drones gives you the chance to navigate the Earth from above and reach new perspectives like never before.
Organizational Preparedness and Adaptability
A six-week online program to help you become more proactive, rather than reactive, and to prepare your organization to withstand any crisis.
Unity® for Creative Technology
This micro-credential builds on learners' existing abilities to quickly develop skills in creating compelling content for virtual environments in the growing creative technology sector, which includes augmented (AR) and virtual (VR) reality, gaming technology and digital animation.
If you want to enter a career in the tech workforce, your background or experience level shouldn’t be holding you back from reaching your goals. Everyone deserves an equal opportunity to get involved and thrive in Canada’s growing information and communications technology (ICT) sector.Read Story
Learners within the Division of Continuing Studies at the University of Victoria continue to benefit from the department's resolute commitment to preparing people for an evolving economy and workforce. The division's latest initiative advances accreditation in micro-credentials, which are standalone short-duration, competency-based learning experiences.Read Story
Continuing Studies at UVic has been selected to participate in the Microsoft Learn for Educators program. Microsoft Canada is collaborating with chosen institutions selected to participate in the Microsoft Learn for Educators program to integrate Microsoft curriculum and teaching materials aligned to industry-recognized Microsoft Certifications directly within University of Victoria’s Continuing Studies courses.Read Story
We recently caught up with Hiranand Chawla, a student in our Business Intelligence and Data Analytics (BIDA) program. We were interested to learn more about his experience in the program.Read Story
Can video games help make a better world? You be the judge. Instructor David Ehret explores how modern developers are expanding the idea of what a video game is and can do.Read Story
"I had taken a few community courses through Continuing Studies at UVic, just for pleasure, but the Computer Based Information Systems (CBIS) program was the first professional program that I took through Continuing Studies, outside of my degree at UVic," says graduate Carrie LePage, "It was helpful because I could work at the same time."Read Story
It seems hardly a week goes by without hearing about the increasing impact 3D printing is having on our world.Read Story
Fraud has many roots, but one of them stems from weakened minds nurtured by the fraudulent use of information. Buying-in to fraudulent facts, data, and reason at any level has dire consequences.Read Story
$84/hour! That’s what one study says is the average “salary” for someone who rents out their property as a vacation rental. Not bad, right?Read Story
Have you ever wanted to design your own credential? Have you ever struggled to find a program that meets your specific interests and needs? Then you might be interested in our newest program: the Certificate in General Studies.Read Story