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A career in Computer Information Technology offers great job satisfaction and an excellent wage. The U.S. Bureau of Labor predicts that skilled computer technology staff will be in strong demand for the foreseeable future. Students who choose to study computer and information technology will gain the skills that can help them to solve technology problems in a variety of industries, such as business, science, law enforcement, politics, healthcare, and more.

This program is designed to recognize a student's achievement in the use of a personal computer for general business applications using Microsoft Office Suite 2010.  Topics covered include fundamental computer concepts, the Windows Operating System, Word, Excel, PowePoint and Access. 

Requirements include successful completion of the following courses.  (Note:  only one MS-Word and one MS-Excel course is required---not both.).

Textbooks may be purchased at the Prince George's Community College Bookstore or on-line.

DPR-332: Introduction to Personal Computers  (or equivalent experience) will become DPR 714 in Fall 2013

 DPR-753: Intro to Windows 7  or   DPR 436:  Working with Windows

DPR-691: MS-Word

DPR-354: MS-Word

DPR-674: MS-Excel

DPR-679: MS-Access

DPR-662: PowerPoint 2010

Additional classes as needed to fulfill the eight class certificate requirement, selected from among any of the “DPR courses listed in this Schedule. Once a student has completed all of the requirements for either of these programs, he/she should call 301-322-0873 or e-mail itcerts@pgcc.edu for verification and to request a certificate.

For classes that begin after August 25, 2013,  registration begins on Saturday, June 1, 2013

PRICES IN RED REFLECT THE UPDATED  TUITION FOR ANY CLASSES THAT BEGIN AFTER AUGUST 25, 2013.

OFC-314 Introduction to Keyboarding       1.8 CEUs

Keyboarding is needed for computer familiarity. Finger placement, basic computer parts, typing speed and accuracy are taught. This hands-on class prepares you for the skills needed for other computer training. Text book required: College Keyboarding Lessons 1-25 (Package) Pro 9 CD 18th Edition, Vanhuss Forde Wodo Text/software is available at Howard Community College or Prince George's Community College Bookstore (not included in course cost.)

 6 sessions, $144* (includes a $80 lab fee) 

 67276   T       6/18-7/30                     6:45-9:45 p.m.      Laurel College Center

     70605  T      9/24-10/290                  6:45-9:45 p.m.      Laurel College Center

DPR-332 Introduction to Personal Computers  0.6 CE 

This course is essential for those without any computer experience. Class includes hands-on computer operation and is a must for all beginning users. No prerequisites are required. Text: Introduction to Personal Computers Using Windows, ISBN:  978-1-4246-1389-2 Students should also bring a Universal Serial Business (USB)compatible flash drive to each class on which to store data.

2 sessions, $100*(includes a $45 lab fee) 

 64252  TTh   5/14-5/16        6:30-9:30 p.m.                         CAT-107

64253  S     7/13-7/13       9:00a.m.-4:00p.m..                      CAT-107

DPR-714 Introduction to Personal Computers  0.6 CE  (formally DPR 332)

This course is essential for those without any computer experience. Class includes hands-on computer operation and is a must for all beginning users. No prerequisites are required. Text: Introduction to Personal Computers Using Windows, ISBN:  978-1-4246-1389-2 Students should also bring a Universal Serial Business (USB)compatible flash drive to each class on which to store data.

4 sessions, $195.00*(includes a $95 lab fee)

66975  TTh  9/17-9/29        6:30-9:30 p.m.                         TBA

66976  S    11/12-11/12       9:00a.m.-4:00p.m..                   TBA

 DPR-753 Introduction to Windows 7     0.9 CEUs

This hand-on class introduces students to the Windows 7 features that let them personalize their screens. Students will also be taught how they can use their computer's desktop to type and edit text so they can easily create e-mails or documents, save and organize their work. Students will also be taught the tips that will help them to search the Web like an expert using the Internet Explorer web browser that comes with Windows 7, as well as how to use flash drives, CDs, and DVDs, and how to protect the system against viruses and other threats. Students should bring a Universal Serial Business (USB) compatible flash drive to store in-class work on, to all class sessions. Prerequisite: DPR-332 or DPR 714: Introduction to Personal Computers. Text: Microsoft Windows 7: Level 1  ISBN:  978-1-4246-1283-3

3 sessions, $155* (includes a $50 lab fee)               3 sessions, $165* (includes a $55 lab fee)

 66195  MWF 6/10-6/14    6:30-9:30 p.m.                                Largo

70655   MWF  10/21-10/25   6:30-9:30 p.m.                           CAT-107

70656     S          11/9-11/28      9:00am - 12:00 p.m.                CAT-107

DPR-436 Working with Windows 7   0.9 CEU

See the basic concepts and features of this operating system, including the desktop, online Help, My Computer, Windows Explorer, Internet Explorer, accessories, and Web integration features. See how to gain the skills needed to create a document, organize files, work with Windows Messenger, create an efficient work environment, work with media, clean up system, and find information on the Internet. Students should bring a Universal Serial Business (USB) compatible flash drive to store in-class work on, to all class sessions.

3 sessions, $150* (includes a $95 lab fee) 

65794   MWF    7/8-7/12     6:30-9:30 p.m.                                Laurel College Center 

68446   MWF    9/9-9/13     6:30-9:30 p.m.                                Laurel College Center 

 DPR-331 Windows  0.6 CEU

This class addresses the features of Windows for use on personal computers. Prerequisite: DPR-332: Introduction to Personal Computers. Students should also bring a USB Compatible flash drive to each class on which to store data. Text required.

1 session, $100* (includes a $45 lab fee)                   1 session, $110* (includes a $50 lab fee)      

 64212   S       7/20-7/20     9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.                             CAT-105 

70874       S        9/7-9/7        9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.                           CAT-105

 DPR-691 Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010: Level 1 1.8 CEUs

This continuing education course is one of a series of courses designed to provide instruction on using the basic features of Microsoft Word 2010. Topics include how to create, edit, format, and print a document using the basic features of Word. Prerequisite: Introduction to Windows. Text required: Microsoft Word 2010, Level 1, , ISBN:  978-1-4246-1644-2  Students should bring a Universal Serial Bus (USB) compatible flash drive to store in-class work on, to all classes.

6 sessions, $225*(includes a $80 lab fee)            6 sessions, $240*(includes a $90 lab fee)

65795   T/Th   5/28-6/13                     6:30-9:30 p.m.                          CAT-105 

70915   T/Th   9/3-9/19                       6:30-9:30 p.m.                          CAT-105 

 DPR-692 Intermediate  Microsoft Word 2010  1.8 CEUs

This continuing education course is one of a series of courses designed to provide instruction on using the more advanced features of Microsoft Word 2010. Topics include how to manage lists, customize tables and charts, create customized formats with styles and themes, create customized graphics, and more. Prerequisites: Introduction to Windows. Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010 Level 1. Text required: Microsoft Word 2010, Level 2, ISBN:  978-1-4246-1534-6  Students should bring a USB compatible flash drive to store in-class work on, to all classes.

6 sessions, $225* (includes a $80 lab fee)                   6 sessions, $240*(includes a $90 lab fee) 

65796   T/Th   6/11-6/27                     6:30-9:30 p.m.                           CAT-105 

70917   M/W   11/4-11/20                     6:30-9:30 p.m.                          CAT-105 

DPR-693 Advanced Microsoft Word 2010: Level 3   1.8 CEUs

This continuing education course is one of a series of courses designed to provide instruction on using the most advanced features of Microsoft Word 2010. Topics include how to use Word with other programs such as Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint, adding reference marks and notes, creating forms, and more. Prerequisites: Introduction to Windows. Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010 Levels 1 and 2. Text required: Microsoft Word 2010, Level 3,  ISBN:  978-1-4246-1586-5  Students should bring a USB compatible flash drive to store in-class work on, to all classes.

6 sessions, $225* (includes a $80 lab fee)            6 sessions, $240*(includes a $90 lab fee)

70913    M/W      11/25-12/16                   6:30-9:30 p.m.                   TBA

DPR-470 Microsoft-Excel: Level 11.2 CEUs

See how to create, modify, print, and format worksheets; use templates, styles and AutoFormats, and find and replace data. Prerequisite: Windows or equivalent Personal Computers (PC) skills.

4 sessions, $215* (includes a $80 lab fee)

61397   M/W     5/13-5/22                     6:30-9:30 p.m.                    Laurel College Center 

68669    M/W    10/28-11/6                    6:30-9:30 p.m.                    Laurel College Center

DPR-674 Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010: Level 1 1.8 CEUs

This course introduces the basic features of Excel 2010. Students will create worksheets and enter and edit text, values, formulas and pictures. Understand basic formatting techniques and functions. Learn how to use the help system and navigate worksheets and workbooks. Prerequisite: Introduction to Windows. Text required: Microsoft Excel 2010, Level 1,  ISBN:  978-1-4246-1630-5  Students should bring a Universal Serial Bus (USB) compatible flash drive to store in-class work on, to all class sessions.  

6 sessions, $225* (includes a $80 lab fee)             6 sessions, $240*(includes a $90 lab fee)

 65797       M/W   5/6-5/22                       6:30-9:30 p.m.                  CAT-105 

 70912       M/W   9/9-9/25                      6:30-9:30 p.m.                 TBA

DPR-711 Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2010: Level 2   1.8 CEUs

This continuing education course is one of a series of courses designed to provide instruction on using the more advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2010. Topics include how to calculate data with advanced formulas, organizing worksheet and table data, presenting data using charts, analyzing data using pivot tables, slicers, and pivot charts, and more. Prerequisites: Introduction to Windows and Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010 Level 1. Text required: Microsoft Excel 2010, Level 2, ISBN:  978-1-4246-1546-9   Students should bring a USB compatible flash drive to store in-class work on, to all classes.

6 sessions, $225*(includes a $80 lab fee)             6 sessions, $240*(includes a $90 lab fee)

65798   M       6/24-7/29    6:30-9:30 p.m.                                            CAT-105

 70919       S       10/5-10/19    9 a.m. - 4p.m..                                            CAT-105 
 
DPR-681 Advanced Excel 2010: Level 3       1.8 CEUs

This course is a continuation of Excel 2010. Topics creating and editing in macros protecting files, auditing worksheets, importing and exporting data and more. It covers the more advanced features of Excel 2010. Text required:  Microsoft Excel 2010, Level 3 ISBN:  978-1-4246-1578-0

6 sessions, $225*(includes a $80 lab fee)                       6 sessions, $240*(includes a $90 lab fee)

65800   T/Th   8/6-8/22   6:30-9:30 p.m.                                                  CAT-105

70914    T/TH   11/26-12/17     6:30-9:30 p.m.                                       CAT-105

DPR-662 Introduction to Powerpoint 2010           0.6 CEU

This class covers the introductory functions of the presentation software, MS-Powerpoint. Text: Powerpoint 2010: Level 1, ISBN:  978-1-4246-1642-8  Prerequisite: Introduction to Windows. Students should bring a USB compatible flash drive to store in-class work on to all class sessions.

2 session, $100* (includes a $45 lab fee)                   2 session, $110* (includes a $50 lab fee) 

64273    S      6/22-6/29    9 a.m.-12 p.m.                                            CAT-105

70918    S     9/21-9/28     9 a.m.-12 p.m.                                             CAT-105

DPR-663 Advanced Powerpoint 2010        0.6 CEU

Continue your studies of the presentation software, Microsoft PowerPoint.. Prerequisite: Introduction to Windows. Students should bring a USB compatible flash drive to store in-class work on, to all class sessions Text: Powerpoint 2010: Level 2  ISBN:  978-1-4246-1572-8 

2 session, $100*  (includes a $45 lab fee)                  2 session, $110* (includes a $50 lab fee) 

64274   S    7/13-7/20    9 a.m.-12 p.m.                                           Largo    

70920   S    10/26-11/2  9 a.m.-12 p.m.                                             CAT-105

 DPR-679 Introduction to Access 20101.8 CEUs

This course introduces the Microsoft-Access 2010 database program. The program enables one to design and create databases that allow for presentation, analyzation and sharing of data. Students should bring a USB compatible flash drive to store in-class work on, to all class sessions. Text required: Introduction to Microsoft Access 2010 Level 1.  ISBN:  978-1-4246-1636-7

6 sessions, $225*(includes a $55 lab fee)           6 sessions, $240*(includes a $90 lab fee)

 61769   TTh   5/7-5/23 6:30-9:30 p.m.             CAT-105

70816    TTH   10/1-10/17   6:30-9:30 p.m.           CAT-105

DPR-603 Introduction to Microsoft Office 2010        3.6 CEUs

Microsoft Office 2010. This course is designed to provide students with the fundamentals of the new office interface and functionality of Microsoft Office 2010. Topics include using the navigation tools in Word, PowerPoint and Excel; creating and sharing documents, creating presentations, and preparing charts. Prerequisite: OFC-314 Introduction to Keyboarding or OFC-386 Keyboarding for Business Documents and Reports. Text: Microsoft Office Excel 2010: Level 1, Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010: Level 1 and Microsoft Office Word 2010: Level 1  Students should also bring a USB Compatible flash drive to each class on which to store data.

6 sessions, $450* (includes a $150 lab fee)

 64688   S       7/27-8/31                     9 a.m.-4 p.m.                                                                                                     CAT-105 

70805       S        9/21-10/26                  9 a.m.-4 p.m.                                                                                                     TBA

DPR-694 Career Track: MS-Word 2010                                                  3.6 CEUs

This course provides instruction on using Microsoft Word 2010 basic, intermediate, and advanced features. Topics include character and paragraph formatting, editing text, creating numbered and bulleted lists, using various proofing tools, creating tables, working with page layout and document management. Intermediate topics include working with sections, columns and tables, importing data, using styles and auto text and inserting graphics into documents. Advanced topics include mail merging letters and labels, creating forms, working with large documents, this includes master documents and table of contents, collaborating documents using track changes and automating actions with macros. Prerequisite: Students should be familiar with using personal computers and have used a mouse and keyboard. Text: Microsoft Office Word 2010: Level 1, 2, 3 (Elemnet K. Press) 12 sessions,

$450* (includes a $150 lab fee)

 70804   MW   9/4-10/14                     6:30-9:30 p.m.                                                                                                  Largo

DPR-604 Introduction to the Internet and E-mail Basics   1.2 CEUs

This course provides students with an overview of the basic features of the Internet's world wide web (www) and e-mail usage. Topics include up-to-date online Internet and e-mail tools and technologies, how to share information using different e-mail systems, Internet newsgroups, interactive collaborations, blogs, wikis, social networking, e-mail etiquette, e-mail services, and more.

4 sessions, $160* (includes a $60 lab fee)

 64270   F       6/7-6/28                       6-9 p.m.              CAT-105 

70905       F       10/4-10/25                   6-9 p.m.             CAT-105

DPR-720 Introduction to Microsoft Project 2010: Level 1                  1.8 CEUs1.8 CEUs

This continuing education course is designed to teach the basic features of Microsoft Project 2010. Topics include how to use the software to create a project plan containing tasks; organize these tasks in a work breakdown structure containing task relationships; create, assign, and manage resources; work with views and tables; finalize a task plan, and more. Prerequisite: Introduction to Windows. Students should bring a Universal Serial Business (USB) compatible flash drive to store in-class work on, to all class sessions. Text required Introduction to Microsoft and Project 2010: Level 1. ISBN:  978-1-4246-1550-6

6 sessions, $215* (includes a $80 lab fee)                  6 sessions $230*(includes a $85 lab fee)

 64272   TTh   5/2-5/21     6:30-9:30 p.m.               CAT212

70910    TTH   9/10-9/26   6:30-9:30 p.m.               TBA

 DPR-751 Intermediate Microsoft Project 2010 Level 2  

Students will be taught how to use the more advanced features of Microsoft Project 2010 to manage and customize project plans during the implementation stage of a project. Topics include tracking a project from start to finish, evaluating individual tasks and assigned schedules, analyzing project progress, analyzing critical paths and costs, and overall project success and more.

 6 sessions, $205*(includes a $80 lab fee)           6 sessions, $230*(includes a $85 leb fee)

  64271   TTh   6/4-6/20     6:30-9:30 p.m.               CAT 212

70911     TTH   11/5-11/21   6:30 -9:30 p.m.            TBA

DPR-772 Introduction to Microsoft Outlook 2010    1.5 CEUs

This course is designed to provide training to students on using the 2010 version of Microsoft Outlook. Topics include: creating folders, archiving messages, organizing contacts, utilizing Outlook calendar and alert features, and Outlook customizations. Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to create folders within Outlook to organize messages, organize contacts within Outlook, customize Outlook to the individual's specifications, and utilize Outlook calendars and alerts to organize meetings and appointments.

 5 sessions, $195* (includes a $95 lab fee)

 63995   M       5/6-6/17                       6-9:15 p.m.                                                                                                       CAT-139

70832       M       10/21-11/18                  6-9:15 p.m.                                                                                                         CAT-107

DPR-774 Introduction to Laptops and Peripherals        1.8 CEUs

This course will go into the pros & cons of using a laptop computer and help students decide what kind of peripherals they may want to add to their computer system. Topics include laptop features, determining the best laptop for their needs, and techniques in using computer peripherals.

6 sessions, $150* (includes a $30 lab fee)

 65609   S       6/1-7/6                          9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.               MH-2119 

70833       S        10/5-11/9                      9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.             MH-2119

 DPR-775 Facebook:  Create and Effectively Manage a Facebook Site 

This course will show you how to stay competitive in today's business climate by integrating free social media networking into your marketing, sales, and recruiting strategies. Set-up or update a personal account, create your profile, upload a picture, join a group, search for and connect with contacts, and upload content. Identify the differences among your accounts, profiles, pages, groups, friends, and fans. Tweak your privacy settings and preferences and customize your page. Discover the business benefits of having a Facebook presence and learn the do's and don'ts of using Facebook.  Textbook:  Facebook Marketing:  An Hour a Day by Chris Treadway   ISBN: 978-1-1181-4783-2

2 sessions, $80.00 *(includes a $25 lab fee)

70842  W/TH  7/24-7/25                           6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.            TBA

70848   W/TH  9/18-9/19                          6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.             TBA

70851    W/TH   11/13-11/14                    6:30 p.m. -  9:30 p.m.            TBA

 

  

 


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Additional classes as needed to fulfill the eight (8) class certificate requirement, should be selected from among any of the "DPR" courses listed in the course schedule.