Computer Training Information

Our Computer Lab has 8 computers with Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office 2010 Professional, Internet and Email. If you need to practice or improve your typing skills, our lab facility is available for this purpose.
All of our software courses are taught by qualified instructors with real-world experience. We teach you how to use the latest software with a view on the changing workforce.
Our students work in all areas of the workforce, and our training can help you get the job you want, or upgrade your current skills to aid your current position or qualify for a new one!

3A Course List

This is a list that contains our current course offerings. Please visit our course schedule to find out when a class of your interest is available.
3A Course 3A Course Description

Windows (Basic)

Learn the basics of the Windows operating system.

File Management
Running Multiple Programs
Control Panel
Toolbars
Customizing the Desktop
System Maintenance

Total Class Time = 3 Hours (1 Session)


Windows (Detailed)

Our detailed course in Windows will enable you to learn all of the essential fundamentals of using a Windows based computer system.

File Management
Running Multiple Programs
Control Panel
Toolbars
Customizing the Desktop
System Maintenance
Internet Do's & Don'ts
Email Etiquette
Antivirus & Spyware
Internet & Email Security
Internet & Email Security

Total Class Time = 12 Hours (4 Sessions)


Microsoft Word (Level 1)

This is an introduction to word processing software. Learn how to create, edit, and format professional looking documents in our introductory level course on Microsoft Word.

Topics Include:

Borders & Shading
Simple letter writing & mail procedures
Columns
Text Boxes
Tabulations & Tables
Headers & Footers
Bullets & Numbering
Inserting Clip Art, Shapes, & Word Art
Basic Macros
Basic Watermarks

Total Class Time = 12 Hours (4 Sessions)


Microsoft Word (Level 2)

Learn how to use the productivity features in Microsoft Word. Learn how to save yourself time and improve your personal productivity while using this powerful word processing software.

Topics Include:

Templates
Advanced Formatting
Table of Contents & Indexing
Drawing Tools
Hyperlinks
Mail Merge Process
Long Documents
Advanced Headers & Footers
Advanced Tabulations and Tables
Advanced Watermarks

Total Class Time = 12 Hours (4 Sessions)


Microsoft Excel (Level 1)

This course will introduce you to the world of electronic spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel.

Topics Include:

Autofill
Entering Data
Formatting Worksheets
Simple Formulas & Functions
Basic Charts
Protecting Workbooks

Total Class Time = 12 Hours (4 Sessions)


Microsoft Excel (Level 2)

Take your spreadsheets to the next level. This course will show you how to make your spreadsheets not only professional looking but highly functional as well. We will also show you how to improve your productivity and efficiency.

Topics Include:

Custom Formatting
Functions
Templates
Analysis Tools
Pivot Tables
Worksheet & Workbook Linking
Lookup Tables
Conditional Formatting

Total Class Time = 12 Hours (4 Sessions)


Microsoft PowerPoint

The PowerPoint course will introduce you to presentation software. Learn to create stunning, entertaining, and informative presentations.

Topics Include:

Presentation Design Basics
Adding Elements like Clip Art, Charts & Tables
Incorporating Transitions & Animations
Preparing your Presentation for Viewing & Printing

Total Course Time = 3 Hours (1 Session)


Microsoft Outlook

Learn how to use the Microsoft email & scheduling program, Outlook, to keep track of email, scheduling, and tasks.

Topics Include:

Email
Scheduling Calendar Appointments
Adding and Managing Contacts
Task Management & Other Productivity Functions

Total Class Time = 3 Hours (1 Session)


Microsoft Publisher

Learn how to use the Desktop Publishing software to create brochures, posters, stationery, greeting cards and even websites.

Topics Include:

Desktop Publishing Basics
Presentation & Design
Web Design

Total Class Time = 6 Hours (2 Sessions)


SAGE (Level 1)

Learn to use SAGE like a professional. Learn why accountants are becoming hooked on this very flexible and very easy to use accounting package.

Topics Include:

General Ledger
Accounts Payable
Accounts Receivable
Payroll
Inventory

Total Class Time = 15 Hours (5 Sessions)


SAGE (Level 2)

This advanced course on SAGE provides more detail and specifics concerning the various features covered in the Level 1 course; and covers more areas not covered by the Level 1 course.

Topics Include:

Bank Reconciliation
Adjusting Accounts
GST Reporting & Remittance
Payroll Deductions Remittance
Advanced Reporting

Total Class Time = 15 Hours (5 Sessions)

Programs

There are a variety of programs available to help make job finding a little easier, and help you improve your skills, enabling you to get that new position, or move up from your current one!

Office Administration Certificate

Office Administration Certificate

The course is 20 weeks consisting of 16 weeks of classroom and lab instruction and a 4 week practicum placement.

Transition to
Employment

Transition to
Employment

This program is provided to Albertans struggling to find employment in today's job market.

Job Finding
Club

Job Finding
Club

This program is provided to all Albertans looking for employment in today's job market. New ways to connect to the job market.

Workplace Training

Workplace Training

3A helps Albertans obtain additional job skills and applicable work experience through uniting job seekers and employers needs together.