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3 required courses (36 hours)


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Complete in 4 months, or up to 2 years

Microsoft Excel is one of the most popular spreadsheet programs for preparing financial statements and reports, and for organizing and analyzing large amounts of data.

Master the power of Microsoft Excel in our flexible courses taught by experienced instructors in PC computer labs on campus. Explore producing everything from basic financial statements to advanced statistical reports. Begin with the introductory course to build your confidence or enrol in an upper-level Excel class to learn how to use the most sophisticated features.

Build your confidence operating in the Excel environment with our introductory course. Learn the basics of an electronic spreadsheet, correct terminology, and mouse and keyboard movements. Explore data entry and how to apply formatting using a variety of methods.

In our higher level courses, learn multiple ways of using a spreadsheet as a database to organize, sort and filter data. Explore database functions and learn how to create pivot tables and charts, slicers and more. Share and link workbooks, customize charts and build skills in using tools for data analytics.


Highlights and benefits

Earn a recognized credential | Enhance your career prospects

Real-world knowledge | Learn from experienced industry professionals

Gain hands-on experience | Demonstrate workplace competencies to potential employers


Enhance your MS Office skills

Add proficiency in MS Word to your skillset by taking our Microsoft Office Essentials Extension Certificate. All three courses in MS Excel can be applied to both certificates.

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Course schedule by semester

(Sept. - Dec.)
(Jan. - April)
(May - Aug.)
MS Excel, Level 1 CL CL CL
MS Excel, Level 2 CL CL CL
MS Excel, Level 3 CL CL  



BL: Blended (Online & Classroom)
CL: Classroom
FT: Fast Track
ON: Online
IDS: Independent Study
P: Practicum

This schedule is subject to change. Courses start on various dates within each semester. Fall schedule and registration is available in June; Winter schedule and registration is available in November; and Spring/Summer schedule and registration is available in March.



Additional Details


Minimum required

3 Course(s)

Complete three required courses to earn your certificate of completion.

Courses in this certificate can be taken in any order.

Funding opportunities

This program qualifies for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant and other funding opportunities. Learn more.

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403.440.6875 or 1.866.775.2673



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