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Technology Education

Learn computer skills and applications from the absolute basics to creating and editing digital formats. (Click here for schedules)

 

Getting Started with Computers I & II - This class will introduce you to the components of a computer, operating systems, programs, and applications. You will learn how to use the mouse and the keyboard to give commands and receive information from the computer. This class will also cover the basics of creating, editing, saving and printing files. We will be using the Windows 7 Operating System on a Desktop system. Prerequisites: None.

Microsoft Word: Getting Started - This class is an introduction to Microsoft Word 2010. You will learn how to use the Menu and Tool bars, Spell Check, and the Help menu. This class will also cover creating, saving, and opening documents, along with copy and paste techniques. Prerequisites: Getting Started with Computers I & II or equivalent computer skills; strong keyboard and mouse skills are required.

Microsoft Word: Intermediate - This class introduces some of the more advanced features commonly used in Microsoft Word 2010. You will learn how to use templates, create tables, and learn formatting skills. Prerequisites: Microsoft Word: Getting Started or equivalent computer skills; strong keyboard and mouse skills are required.

File Management - This class will cover how to create and save files, navigate through the files on your computer, and recognize different file types, as well as how to delete or retrieve files. We will also discuss the different storage options you will have for your files. Prerequisites: Getting Started with Computers I & II or equivalent computer skills; strong keyboard and mouse skills are required.

Internet Basics - The class will introduce you to fundamental procedures for manipulating information searches on the internet — how to locate your browser, start and run a search engine, direct and evaluate information searches, and keep the useful information at hand. Prerequisites: Getting Started with Computers I & II or equivalent; strong keyboard and mouse skills are required.

Online Safety & Privacy - This class will present an overview of how to protect your computer and yourself while working online. The topics discussed will include anti-virus programs, spyware, firewalls, cookies, Trojan Horses, phishing, pharming, other email scams, and various malware. You will learn how to spot potential problems and how to protect your computer. It is recommended that you have taken our Internet Basics class or have a basic understanding of the use of the internet.

Getting Started with Gmail - In this class, you will learn how to compose and send emails, attach and open file attachments, add and manage contacts. Prerequisites: A valid Gmail account is required, along with a basic understanding of how to use a mouse and keyboard. It is recommended that you have taken our Internet Basics class.

Microsoft Excel Basics - This class is an introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010. You will learn about some of the tabs and menus in Excel, while learning how to enter data into cells, perform simple equations, and graph your results. Prerequisites: Getting Started with Computers I & II or equivalent computer skills; strong keyboard and mouse skills are required.

Microsoft PowerPoint Basics - This class is an introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. This class will cover the basics of how to create a professional-looking presentation using PowerPoint. It will cover slides, transitions, animations, and adding pictures. Prerequisites: Getting Started with Computers I & II or equivalent computer skills; strong keyboard and mouse skills are required.

Google: Getting Started - This class introduces some of the basics of Google. In this class we will discuss how to use Google for searches, learn effective search strategies, use Google Maps, and other helpful services Google provides. Prerequisites: Getting Started with Computers I & II or equivalent computer skills; strong keyboard and mouse skills are required.

Getting Started with Facebook - Facebook is an online social networking service. This class introduces some of the basics of Facebook. In this class we’ll discuss why Facebook is used, help you create your own Facebook account, navigate through basic settings, learn how to add pictures, send friend requests, like pages, and help you get started using Facebook today! Prerequisites: Getting Started with Computers I & II or equivalent computer skills; experience using the Internet. An e-mail address is required. Prerequisites: It is highly recommended that you have taken our Internet Basics: The World Wide Web class as well as our File Management Class. Time: 1 Hour or Less

Getting Started with Gmail - To get by in today's technologically advanced world it is important to be able to communicate with others in a variety of ways. Email has been the staple form of electronic communication for years now and it doesn't seem to be going away any time soon. In this class you will learn how to compose and send emails, attach and open attachments, as well as add and manage contacts. A valid Gmail account is required, as well as a basic understanding of how to use a mouse and keyboard. Prerequisites: It is highly recommended that you have taken our Internet Basics: The World Wide Web class as well as our File Management Class. Time: 2 Hours

Pre-GED Classes

Pre-GED Class Descriptions
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Pre-GED Math - In this instructor led class, learners will review adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing whole numbers and fractions, solving word problems, and understanding decimals and percent.

Pre-GED Algebra/Geometry - In this instructor led class, learners will review algebraic concepts that include: signed numbers, solving equations, word problems, exponents, roots, and graphs. Geometric concepts covered in the class include: lines and angles, triangles and quadrangles, and circles and volume.

Pre-GED Language Arts - In this instructor led class, learners will review basic grammar, build vocabulary, improve spelling, and increase reading comprehension.

Pre-GED Essay WritingIn this instructor led class, learners are taught how to write an essay, with a review of grammar, mechanics, and punctuation. The topics covered include: sentences, paragraphs, subject- verb agreement, and verb tenses.

Pre-GED Science  - In this instructor led class learners review the basics of multiple sciences which include: life science, earth science, chemistry, and physics. Throughout the course there is an emphasis on finding main ideas and utilizing context cues to improve reading comprehension of non-fiction texts..

Pre-GED Social Studies In this instructor led class, learners review social studies including: U.S. history, world history, civics, geography, and economics. Throughout the course, there is an emphasis on finding main ideas and utilizing context clues to improve reading comprehension of non-fiction texts.

Can Your Mouse Pass the Online Exam? - This instructor led class focuses on the fact that most exams must be taken on a computer, such as: GED, TABE, and PERT.  Learners needing hands-on computer skills can practice mousing basics, using the menu option, maximizing and minimizing the screen, utilizing the calculator and other test-taking tools.

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