Begin Here with the Foundations

KEYBOARDING ON THE PC

The primary input device to a computer is the keyboard.  Therefore proficiency and accuracy in keyboarding is your first foundational course to all other computer classes.  This course provides an introduction to fundamental keyboarding techniques such as finger position and movement, increasing speed and reducing errors.  Without this course, or a typing speed of at least 20 wpm, you will not be prepared for any other computer class.

CEUs   1.6       HRS: 16

 

DIGITAL FOUNDATIONS  (Limited number of scholorships available)

Note: Textbook required  Flash Drive recommended

This foundational course will provide the students with  skills that can be used at home and at work.  From logging in to the computer to researching the internet, each skill covered enables student success. The latest version of Windows will be covered including program controls, menus,  and using the task bar.   We will also integrate coverage of Outlook Online, Word Online and OneDrive.  The most critical skill for all computer work is learning how and where to save files.  This skill will be weaved throughout the course.

CEUs 5.2        HRS: 52

 

DIGITAL LITERACY  (Limited number of scholorships available)

Note: Textbook required  Flash Drive recommended

Learn to use a computer in a business environment. Begin with the keyboard; learning typing skills.  Then get an introduction to the computer hardware.  Learn how to use the Windows operating system. Gain a basic  understanding of the most popular business applications - MS Word, MS Excel and PowerPoint. Additionally, learn to use the internet and email.  All of these skills prepare you to take the optional IC3 certification exam.

CEUs 8.0          HRS: 80

 

COMPUTER CONCEPTS

Note: Textbook required  Flash Drive recommended

This inviting introductory computer literacy course covers computer concepts in a highly visual way. Understand the key principles you need to know about hardware, operating systems, productivity software, networks, and the Internet.  Information is geared toward the end-user, focusing on partial certification level knowledge required for every worker in today's wired world and for passing one of the three IC3 certification exams.

CEUs 1.6         HRS: 16

 

WINDOWS FOR THE DESKTOP

Note: Textbook required  Flash Drive recommended

Open the Window on computer opportunities. Learn to create strong passwords, work with windows and get help online.  You will learn to work with the built-in windows programs like WordPad and Paint.  You will explore Windows Media to watch live or recorded TV or Netflix movies, play videos, listen to music and radio using an FM tuner or the internet, play and burn CDs and DVDs, and play games.  After the fun stuff, then you will learn to manage your files and folders and customize your windows settings.  You will then move to the most important topic - securing your computer and your internet identity.  Lastly you will learn to compose, send, retrieve, read and respond to email.

CEUs   1.6  HRS: 16