Course Description

Camosun has paused all face-to-face classes due to the COVID-19 crisis. Our educators have created an interactive online course using video streaming as a temporary solution to keep our community safe.


Whether you manage your own finances, run a business or a large organization, this course will give you the skills you need to have Excel do your calculations. Each topic is designed to save you time and ensure the integrity of your data. Use AutoFill, number styles, relative and absolute cell referencing, and many more commands to reduce typing and increase accuracy. Know how and when to apply functions (e.g. average, sum, count, min, max) to calculate your data; simplify your formatting, and create charts to visually represent your numbers. 

Course Outline

What to expect:

  • You will have 4 live classes (Tue-Fri) via video live-stream and will be 3 hours in duration (9am-12pm).
  • Students will be emailed the course materials and instructions on how to log-in online before the course start date.
  • There is a discussion board for questions, which your instructor will monitor and answer.
  • All course materials are posted online. These include handouts and activities.
  • To take this course online you will need a computer with a reliable internet connection (ideally hard wired in, or located close to your main router), plus a camera and microphone. In addition, it is recommended to use Chrome as your internet browser.
  • Students may also find it easier to navigate this on-line course using two computer monitors, however a single monitor is still fine, you can set up your desktop view as a split screen feature.


Strong file management skills. Word Level 1 or equivalent skills recommended. Electronic course manual (pdf) included. Students should ensure they have access to a cloud (such as Dropbox, GDrive, OneDrive, Icloud etc.) and ensure they know their username and password for class.


  • "Very well designed course, with a good pace" JL
  • "This class helps tremendously with the basics and understanding of how Excel works, formulas and what Excel can do." A.B.
  • "Good pacing, clear explanations. Really valuable." B.N.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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Camosun College is located in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia with campuses on the Traditional Territories
of the Lekwungen and WSÁNEĆ peoples. We acknowledge their welcome and graciousness to the students who seek knowledge here.

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