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Senior Computer Courses

Introduction to the Computer - Part 1&2

This basic course requires no prior knowledge of computers. It identifies and discusses the parts of the computer like mother board/CPU (central processing unit) software, printer, monitor, keyboard, mouse, CD Rom, Floppy disk. It demonstrates Starting, Shut Down and Rebooting.

Basic computer terminology and skills are covered. All the components of the desktop are explained and demonstrated. The participants complete tasks where possible. Use of the mouse to point, click, double click and drag are explained, demonstrated and practiced.

Participants will use Microsoft Paint, and Word Pad to complete personal projects.

The Course provides a floppy disk and a step-by-step manual to permit the participants to practice the steps and activities covered during the class. Each person has a computer with Internet access and typically there is a ration of approximately one to five students.

Introduction to the Computer - Part 3

This course requires successful completion of the Introduction to the computer Part 1&2 course. This course covers understanding the difference between DOS and Windows, working with the windows desktop, saving and transferring of files, sending and receiving e-mail and surfing and searching the Internet. Exercises are completed during the class sessions to assist with the learning.

It is suggested that the participant have access to a computer with windows 98 or above, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer or Netscape Browser.

The Course provides a floppy disk and a step-by-step manual to permit the participants to practice the steps and activities covered during the class. Each person has a computer with Internet access and typically there is a ration of approximately one to five students. Explanations and demonstrations are projected to facilitate participant understanding.

Intermediate Internet & E-mail

This course requires the successful completion of Introduction to the computer part 3. The course covers the use of the Netscape Browser to surf and search the World Wide Web. Creating, using and organizing Bookmarks along with using individual search and Meta engines is covered. Strategies for searching are also addressed. The preparation, sending and receiving of e-mail, along with a development maintenance and usage of the address book will be discussed, demonstrated and practiced. Sending and receiving attachments is also included.

The Course provides a floppy disk and a step-by-step manual to permit the participants to practice the steps and activities covered during the class. Each person has a computer with Internet access and typically there is a ration of approximately one to five students. Explanations and demonstrations are projected to facilitate participant understanding. Participants will prepare and send e-mails to the instructor with attachments, and also prepare materials for family, relatives and/or friends. For those participants, without e-mail addresses, accounts with a free e-mail service will be established.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel

This course requires the successful completion of the Introduction to the computer parts 1 2 and 3. This course covers the basic concepts of Microsoft's Excel. The course will explain in demonstrated Excel's menu bar, opening a file, closing a file, the go to say cell concept (an intersection between a row and column), formatting, formulas, simple macros, printing and saving files.

Participants will development a simple personal phone directory, and Balance ledger for their checking account.

It is suggested that participants have access to a computer with Excel '97 or above. The course provides a floppy disk and a step-by-step manual to permit the participants to practice the steps and activities covered doing the class as well as to set up the personal phone directory and checking account balance ledger.

Introduction to Microsoft Word

This course requires the successful completion of the Introduction to the computer parts 1 2 and 3. The course covers Microsoft Word's taskbar, status bar, toolbars and page views. Students will practice creating a document, formatting that document, saving a document and printing a document. Spell check, auto text and copying and pasting will be included.

It is recommended that participants have access to a computer with Microsoft Word '97 or above. This course provides a floppy disk and step-by-step manual to permit the participants to practice the steps and activities covered during the class as well as to set up and format the documents developed during the training.

Intermediate Microsoft Word

This course requires the successful completion of the Introduction to Microsoft Word. To this course will focus on constructing tables and columns, using macros and mail merge, and inserting and graphics and pictures into formatted documents.

Is recommended that participants have access to a computer with Microsoft '97 or above. This course provides a floppy disk and a step-by-step manual part to permit the participants to practice the steps and activities covered during class as well as to set up and format the tables columns and mail merge documents that are discussed.

     
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