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Are you lost when it comes to Computers?

Can’t find you way around Windows? Lost in the cloud?

Let us help you gain the fundamental computer competencies needed to succeed in today’s workplace. We have classes to help you navigate Windows, surf the internet, and store information in the cloud.

Basic Computer Courses

Cloud Computing

Students learn what the cloud is, how it works, and what they can do with it. Each of the key concepts about cloud computing is covered. Students will first examine the differences between traditional computing and cloud computing. They will then use various cloud services to see what the cloud has to offer such as office applications, photo galleries, file storage, file sharing, calendars, creating notes, task management and more.

Topics to be covered include: introduction to cloud computing, working with Google, using Google drive, Google calendar, cloud printing, Microsoft SkyDrive, using Dropbox, making notes, task management, pictures in the cloud, audio & video, playing in the cloud, and security in the cloud.

Prerequisite: Windows Introduction or equivalent knowledge.

Gmail

Learn the basic function and features of emailing with Gmail including how to read emails; compose and send emails; reply, forward, delete, archive, and star emails; and create and edit contacts.

Topics to be covered include: Gmail interface, reading messages, sending messages, working with messages, working with contacts.

Prerequisite: Windows Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Keyboarding Level 1

Students learn how to touch-type to increase speed and efficiency on the keyboard. Students will learn correct posture, identify the home keys and their importance in touch-typing, and how to touch-type to increase speed and accuracy.

Topics to be covered include: proper keyboarding posture; the home row; touch-type letter keys, capital letters, special characters, standard punctuation, and the numeric keypad; and increasing speed and accuracy.

Online courses offered in partnership with ed2go

For course details, click on the following link and search for the course title. http://www.ed2go.com/ccbconline/

  • Computer Skills for the Workplace
  • Keyboarding
  • Understanding Cloud Computing

Navigating Windows 8 on a PC

Students learn how to navigate the Windows 8 interface using a keyboard and mouse. Students learn to use the Charms bar and search tools, install and use apps, and use Internet Explorer. Then they will learn to manage power options, browse folders, configure user accounts, and use system security tools. Finally, students will learn to work with tiles and customize PC settings.

Topics to be covered include: getting started with Windows 8, managing apps, using the web with Windows 8, managing Windows 8, and personalizing Windows 8.

Today’s Internet: Wikis, Blogs, Clouds, and More

Students learn how to navigate and use today’s Internet community. Students will explore many useful and interesting websites and online applications to learn details of what each does, why they’d want to use it, and how to get started.

Topics to be covered include: blogging, bookmarks and tagging, cloud storage, communications, design, e-commerce, education and knowledge, games and virtual worlds, kids’ sites, mapping, music, news, peer-to-peer sharing, personal management tools, photographs and videos, podcasts, portals, security issues, search engines, social networking, web-based office software, and wikis and collaboration.

Prerequisite: Windows Introduction or equivalent knowledge.

Windows 7 Introduction

This course is designed to teach the core features and functions of Windows 7.

Topics to be covered include: explore the Windows 7 environment; create and manage files, folders, and metadata; manage content; customize the environment; use internet explorer.

Windows 10 Introduction

Students learn to navigate Windows 10 using a keyboard and mouse. Find out how to manage apps, use the web with Windows 10, plus manage and personalize Windows 10.

Topics to be covered include: getting started with Windows 10, managing apps, using the web with Windows 10, managing Windows 10, and personalizing Windows 10.