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Short Course in Professional Computer Applications (Colombo Regional Centre)

This course is designed to provide in-depth knowledge for an office worker who needs competency in the working environment of a general office. The knowledge of Microsoft Office and web-based application development and management is extensively covered in the curriculum.

Objectives of this course are as follows,

  • Familiarize with the anatomy of computers.
  • Work with operating systems and commonly used applications.
  • Learn to use the internet.
  • Work with MS office applications.
  • Develop and manage web-based applications.

During this course you will learn following modules in detail.

Computer Applications
Computer Fundamentals, Working Model of Computer, Hardware Basics (Components of Computer), How to Assemble a PC, File Organization in Computer Systems, MSDOS Operating System, Installation of Software and Drivers, Computer Networks, The Internet & Internet Applications, Internet connectivity to Home & Office, World Wide Web, E-mail System & E-mail Clients, Computer Viruses & Prevention Techniques, Basic Troubleshooting on Computers.

General Office
Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power point, Microsoft Access

Web applications
Web designing and web development using HTML, CSS, Java Script, PHP and MySQL Databases, Introduction to Computer Network, Introduction to Dreamweaver, Internet Forum Applications, Working with Linux Environment, Content Management Systems, Project in Web Applications.

Highly recognized certificate will be offered by the Open University of Sri Lanka to the participants who successfully complete the course.

  • Programme Code : CPCA
  • Programme Category : Short Programme –(CERC Project) Approved by The Department of Computer Science
  • Conducted by : The Department of Computer Science
  • Programme Duration : 6 months
  • Discipline(s) / Course(s) : Short Course in professional computer applications
  • Delivery : Onsite (Sunday 8.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.)
  • Medium : English/Sinhala

Those who wish to get skills and knowledge in the subject.

Issuing of Applications : 22/12/2023
Closing Date for Applications : 16/02/2024
Programme commencing date : 18/02/2024

How to apply

Step 01: Pay Rs. 30,000/= as the course fee, to any branch of the Bank of Ceylon (BOC). Account No. 7417821

  • Account Number: 7417821
  • Account Holder’s Name and Address: The Open University of Sri Lanka
  • Purpose of Deposit: Short course in Professional Computer Applications

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Step 02: The Google application can be filled out through the below link. (attached images of the National Identity Card (N.I.C.), the Paid Bank paying voucher, and a recent photograph of the student)

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**We will send you an email confirming of accepting your application form


Course fee for a student will be Rs. 30, 000 /= (Per head).
*** You can pay in two installments (one installment should be paid before the deadline)

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Contact Details

This Short programme is conducted by The Department of Computer Science.

For more details Contact:

This Short program is conducted by The Department of Computer Science. For more details Contact:

Address: The Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Natural Sciences,
The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda.
Contact : Colombo Regional Centre – 0773 917088 (weekdays from 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.)
E-mail : Colombo Regional Centre –
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