Short Course in Professional Computer Applications

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 operation 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, Microsoft Visio

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 :
Programme Category :

Short Programme –(CERC Project) Approved by The Department of Computer Science

Conducted by :
The Department of Computer Science
Programme Duration :

Six (06) Months (Sundays)

Discipline(s) / Course(s) :
Short course in Professional Computer Applications
Medium :
English / Sinhala

Entrance is open for anyone over 18 years of age.

Issuing of Applications :
  05th September 2022
Closing Date for Applications :
  Extended till 14th October 2022
Programme commencing date :

  16th October 2022 (8.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.)

How to apply

Pay Rs.30, 000/= as the course fee, to any branch of Bank of Ceylon (BOC). Account Number is 7417821.

(Download the sample Bank paying slip).

Once you do the payment please fill the google form through below link. (Please attach clear images of the National Identity Card (N.I.C.), the Paid Bank slip and a recent photograph of the student).

Course fee for a student will be Rs.30, 000 /= (Per head).

Expected intake is 25 students per batch (First come-First served basis).

This Short programme is conducted by The Department of Computer Science. For more details Contact Dr. A.M.P.B. Abeysinghe.

The Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Natural Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda.
Contact :
0112881097 (weekdays from 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.) / 0716433210 (weekends from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.)
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