Introduction to Computers
The Introduction to Computers course is designed to provide the fundamental knowledge of computers to students who have had little or no computer experience. The course provides students the opportunity to understand the terminology and gain the confidence needed for future courses. This is an in depth course that covers common hardware used with a PC, basic Windows skills, such as working with the desktop and different applications, creating and managing documents, file and folders, an Introduction to Microsoft Office programs, the use of Internet, and e-mail communication.
Topics Covered in Computer Basics (4 week course):
- Introduction to Computers
Terminology, Identifying common hardware, Keyboard and mouse use
- Using Windows
Operating systems, the Desktop, Icons, Opening and closing applications, Navigating through windows, the Start menu
- Managing Files and Folders
Files and Folders, Creating folders and saving files, Copying and moving files around
- Introduction to Word Processing
Cut, Copy, Paste and an Introduction to Microsoft Word; free alternatives to MS Office
- The Internet
Browsers, Web pages and addresses, Surfing the Internet, Searching for information, Downloads
- Online Job Search
Job search websites, Online application forms, Uploading resumes
Creating and accessing an email account, Writing, Replying and forwarding messages, Downloads, Attachments
- Online Safety and Review
Security and Privacy Issues, Course review
Microsoft Word and Excel Courses
We also offer introductory courses to Microsoft Word and Excel. Classes rotate every other month and occur every Wednesday from 1 to 4 pm. Two additional spots are made available in our Self-Directed labs every week, allowing for up to 9 hours of training per week, and potentially 36 hours of training by the end of the course.
These courses are introductory, and can form a foundation for pursuing Microsoft Office Specialist Certifications in the Self-Directed training labs.
Please call 519-743-1151 ext. 236 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information or to register.