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SCHEDULE OF INSTRUCTOR-LED COMPUTER COURSES
  • Basic Computers I, Keyboarding    $30    Tue    1/16 – 3/20/18    10:45 - 2:00pm
  • Basic Computers I, Keyboarding    $30    Tue    1/16 – 3/20/18    5:30 – 8:30pm
  • Digital Technology for Caregivers   $35    T/W    10/4 - 12/10    9:15-10:30am 
 
CLICK HERE to learn more about the self-paced computer courses you can take through the Career Skills Center
 
 
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

 

Basic Computers I & Keyboarding

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the beginning operations needed to use the computer and on building keyboarding and table/data entry skills. With the instructor’s guidance, students will work independently/self-paced on a variety of keyboarding tasks, and will participate in weekly, instructor-led mini-lessons to learn beginning computer commands.  The class will be conducted in the computer lab and will be taught in English.

 

Prerequisites

Before joining this course students must be able to: Read and understand spoken English at IL or higher

  

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
  • Turn on a computer, launch a program, use a pointing device
  • Identify, locate and use letters, numbers and special keys (e.g., space bar, shift, backspace & delete
  • Re-type text from a book or other source in an MS Word 2016 document.
  • Enter alpha and numerical data into an worksheet or online form
  • Use the 10-key pad to enter numbers onto an Excel 2016 spreadsheet
  • Differentiate between the title bar, menu bar, the ribbon and the task bar
  • Use the basic commands in the file menu (save, save as, open, close, print)
  • Edit and make changes to an existing PowerPoint

 

Digital Technology for Caregivers

The purpose of this course is to help students use computer and technology tools to manage their life and career as a Caregiver, as well as to help their client’s stay connected to friends and loved ones who cannot be present in person. Students will also create their own Disease Information Resource Guide by conducting internet research and typesetting their findings on a MS Word document.

 

Prerequisites

  • Read and understand spoken English at IL or higher,
  • Have basic computer skills
  • Have, or create, an e-mail account from Google, i.e., Gmail

  

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
  • Use email techniques: send, reply, forward, cc and bcc; sending emails with attachments and with links to websites
  • Use Calendar meetings on Google Calendar and create contacts in Google Contacts
  • Explain the benefits of synching your online calendar and email to your mobile device
  • Perform internet research on health and human services topics
  • Use MS Word and MS Excel templates to plan activities, create meal plans, and to track client information
  • Use social media groups to connect to online resources and support groups for the client and the caregiver
  • Use technology-based communication tools to help clients stay connected to family and loved ones who cannot be present physically
  • Use MS Word and the internet to create a disease information resource guide
UPCOMING ASSESSMENT & PLACEMENT DATES
 
 
Wed Sep 20th at 5:30pm
Mon Sep 25th at 10:45am
Mon Sep 25th at 5:30pm
Mon Oct 2nd at 10:45am
Mon,  Sep 25th  at 10:45am
Mon,  Sep 25th  5:30pm
Mon,  Oct 9th  at 10:45am
Mon,  Oct 9th 5:30pm
Mon,  Oct 23rd  at 10:45am
Mon,  Oct 23rd 5:30pm
Mon,  Nov 13th  at 10:45am
Mon,  Nov 13th 5:30pm