Computer Skills for Beginners


Computer Skills for Beginners is for people with little or no prior computer knowledge.  Our goal is to give you a solid foundation. Once you have understood these basics, you will have a clear understanding on which to build your future knowledge and skill with computers and the Internet.

Students should bring a Universal Serial Bus (USB) flash drive or portable drive to each class to store lessons and personal files.

DPR-714 Introduction to Personal Computers with Windows 7     0.6 CEU
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. Textbook: ISBN: 978-1-4246-1389-2
4 sessions, $195.00* (includes a $95 lab fee)

24626 11/7 - 11/16 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Tu/Th CE 113

DPR-841 Introduction to Personal Computers with Windows 10     1.2 CEUs   **New course**
This course is designed to teach the student the most basic computer skills needed for daily computer operation in a workplace setting in Windows 10. Topics include: Mouse and keyboarding techniques, navigating around the desktop and within programs, demonstrating the different types of programs most commonly used in a work setting, basic techniques for opening, creating, editing and saving documents.Textbook: ISBN: 978-1-4246-2587-1
4 sessions, $195 (includes a $95 lab fee)

26041 9/11 - 9/20 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM M/W CAT 135

DPR-778 Applied Office Skills     0.9 CEU
Administrative assistants and secretaries are some of the most in-demand workers in the business world today. Learn how to provide support by making daily routine plans, phone etiquette, filing systems, handling information requests, and performing clerical functions such as, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings.
3 sessions, $140*(includes a $20 lab fee)

14618 8/01 - 8/08 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Tu/Th CE 113
24627 10/10 - 10/17 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Tu/Th CE 113
24628 11/28 - 12/5 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Tu/Th CE 113

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. Textbook: ISBN: 978-1-4246-1283-3
3 sessions, $165* (includes a $55 lab fee)

24625 10/2 - 10/9 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM MW CE 113

DPR-825 Introduction to Windows 10     0.8 CEU
This hands-on class introduces students to Windows 10 features.
2 sessions, $194 (includes a $50 lab fee)  Textbook: ISBN: 978-1-4246-2558-1

24324 10/23 - 10/27 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM MWF CAT 135

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