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Computer Basics: The Fundamentals – NEW!

This hands-on course is a great introduction to personal computers (PCs), providing a solid foundation which includes a basic overview of computer hardware, security, networks, the Windows operating system and software applications. You’ll explore the use of email, the World Wide Web, browsers and search engines plus learn to create and manage documents, files, and folders. NOTE: Students can take Computer Basics: The Fundamentals without continuing on to Computer Basics: MS Office 2013; however, students who successfully complete both Computer Basics: The Fundamentals and Computer Basics: MS Office 2013 may also earn 3 credits (as the equivalent of CIS101) applicable toward their NECC associate degree or certificate program.

Instructor: Joanne Lauzon

Course Information

Dates/Time: Monday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 6 weeks, 9/19-10/31 (no class 10/10)

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $289 + $10 capital fee

CRN: 536 Course Number:  CMPA1171 Section: RWA


Computer Basics: MS Office 2013 – NEW!

Students will be introduced to the Microsoft Office Suite 2013 of applications (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) with particular attention to Word. Students are encouraged to bring a flash/thumb drive to class to save their work. NOTE: Students can take Computer Basics: MS Office 2013 without having taken Computer Basics: Fundamentals; however, students who successfully complete both Computer Basics: The Fundamentals and Computer Basics: MS Office 2013 may also earn 3 credits (as the equivalent of CIS101) applicable toward their NECC associate degree or certificate program.

Instructor: Joanne Lauzon

Course Information

Dates/Times: Monday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 6 wks, 11/7-12/12

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $289 + $45 materials fee + $10 capital fee

CRN: 539 Course Number: CMPA1172 Section: RWA


Introduction to Computers: 1st Time User

This course is designed for the “pure beginner.” Students will start with a guided tour through operating the hardware, including using the keyboard, mouse, disks, printers, and much more. Learn the basics of working in Microsoft Windows. Get your first exposure to the worldwide web, including the Internet and email.

Instructor: Jay Partlan

Course Information

Dates/Time: Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., one day, 10/4

Location:Riverwalk

Cost: $139 + $10 capital fee

CRN: 575 Course Number:  CMPA1107 Section: RWC


Introduction to Computers: Novice Users

Designed for the new user who has spent some time with PCs. Learn how to use Microsoft Windows accessories to manage and configure your PC. Learn basic troubleshooting and how to protect your PC. Discover the necessities of your computer’s health.

Instructor: Jay Partlan

Course Information

Dates/Time: Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., one day, 10/11

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $139 + $10 capital fee

CRN: 576 Course Number: CMPA1108 Section: RWC


Managing your Documents, Spreadsheets, Photos, and Other Computer Files

Much of the time and effort you put into creating something (a document, spreadsheet, presentation, database, etc.) gets wasted if you can’t easily find it again when you need it. Prevent losing work by using techniques covered in this seminar to create, maintain, and backup your own computer file system.

Instructor: Jay Partlan

Course Information

Dates/Time: Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., one day, 10/18

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $139 + $10 capital fee

CRN: 577 Course Number: CMPA1113 Section: RWC