Information Technology

This division offers four career pathways:


  1. Accounting / Bookkeeping Clerk
  2. Computerized Office Clerk
  3. Microsoft Office Proficient
  4. IC3® Certification

Each career pathway consists of specific combinations of the 10 computer application classes that we offer—or you can take any of the classes individually:


IT course Fees

Fees are charged each trimester to cover the cost of registration and materials such as paper, toner, ink, etc. beyond normal classroom usage. Registration fees are non-refundable. Materials fees are non-refundable after 10 days of registration. Based on completion of coursework, you can earn elective high school credits. Certificates of completion are earned in Keyboarding/10-Key (minimum 45 n.w.p.m. and 240 k.s.p.m.) and after completion of any software program. Only one course can be taken at a time. Purchase of textbook is required for all classes except Keyboarding and 10-Key. 

Fees


IT courses available

Keyboarding/10-Key

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 KeyPad) teaches you to key in numbers by touch.


Windows

Prerequisites: Type at least 25 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.


Internet

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.


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 

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 

Course Description: A spreadsheet program used for analysis and graphing of numerical data.


Microsoft Access

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


Microsoft PowerPoint

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 – 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.