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Basic Computers

Introduction to Computers: First-Time Users

This course is designed for the pure beginner. You 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. Understand the start menu, My Computer, folders, file management, and the desktop. Get your first exposure to cyberspace, including the Internet and email. This is a highly interactive course where students learn by doing with instructor-led, hands-on exercises.

Course One Information

Dates/Time: Thursday, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, 2 weeks, 4/3 to 4/10


Cost: $139 + $10 capital fee

CRN: 275 Course Number:  CMPA1107 Section: RWB

Course Two Information

Dates/Time: Thursday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, 2 wks, 7/10 to 7/17

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $139 + $10 capital fee

CRN: 491 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. Understand how to use the control panel to customize the user interface including mouse activities, change display screen settings, and add and remove software. Learn basic troubleshooting, fundamentals of Microsoft Office, and how to protect your PC locally and in cyberspace. Download and install software from the web. Discover the necessities of your computer’s health, including temperature, power, and backup strategies. Bring your questions and PC problems with you.

Course One Information

Dates/Time: Thursday, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, 2 weeks, 4/17 to 4/24

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $139 + $10 capital fee

CRN: 277 Course Number: CMPA1108 Section: RWB

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

One of the computer’s biggest assets is that it gives you the ability to modify and reuse previously created work. 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. Avoid losing work by using techniques covered in this seminar to create, maintain, and backup your own computer file system utilizing Windows file management tools.

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