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Information Technology

Introduction to Computer Courses:

Prerequisite: Beginning level of English (no reading necessary)
Course Description: This course is for you if you want to learn to keyboard and/or improve your keyboarding skills. Emphasis is placed on the mastery of touch control of the keyboard characters, on correct key stroking, on operating the basic service keys, and care of the computer. 10-Key (Numeric Key Pad) teaches you to key in numbers by touch.

Prerequisites: Type at least 25 n.w.p.m. and Beginning High level of English
Course Description: This class is for you if you want to learn to use the Windows Operating System’s basic concepts via easy to understand explanations and illustrations.

Prerequisites: Windows, Keyboarding/10-Key, and an Intermediate level of English
Course Description: This class is for you if you want to learn Internet skills that can be used on the job or for personal use. Plenty of hands-on experience is provided.

Computer Application Courses:

Prerequisites: knowledge of Windows Operating System, Internet, keyboarding at least 25 n.w.p.m., and an Intermediate level of English. Purchase of textbook and USB flash drive also required.

Microsoft Office
Course Description: Package includes Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Each application will teach you basic skills to produce professional-looking documents and is also available to learn individually.

Microsoft Word (word processing)
Course Description: This class is for you if you want to create visually exciting documents that contain drawings, tables, and charts as well as basic correspondence and reports.

Microsoft Excel (spreadsheet)
Course Description: A spreadsheet program used for analysis and graphing of numerical data.

Microsoft Access (database)
Course Description: A relational database management system which allows related information to be organized into separate tables or listings.

Microsoft PowerPoint (presentation)
Course Description: Combines text, clip art, drawings objects, charts, and tables to create visual presentations.

Microsoft Publisher – Prerequisites: Microsoft Word
Course Description: Create greeting cards, flyers, banners, etc.
See Schedules and Fees for additional fees.

QuickBooks Pro (accounting) – Prerequisites: Internet and Excel
Course Description: Learn the basic skills of accounting, online banking, physical inventory, sales tax, payroll, and balance sheets.

IC3® Certification

The Internet and Computing Core Certification ( IC3® ) provides students and job-seekers with the foundation of knowledge they need to succeed in environments that require the use of computers and the Internet. It is an internationally recognized standard for digital literacy and reflects the most relevant skills needed in today's academic and business environments. It is woven into two of the Technology pathways, or can be taken as a standalone.

Schedules and Fees