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Basic Computers

Computer Basics – 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. You’ll also be introduced to the Microsoft Office Suite of applications (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) with particular attention to Word. NOTE: Students who successfully complete this course may also earn 3 credits (as the equivalent of CIS101) applicable toward their NECC associate degree or certificate program. Course Textbook: There is no required course textbook for this class. The instructor will be using freeware and other handouts.

Instructor: Sue Tashjian, Experienced computer science instructor and instructional technology specialist

Course Information

Dates/Time: Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., 13 weeks, 2/3-5/4  (No class 3/16)

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $509 + $10 capital fee

CRN: 205 Course Number:  CMPA1169 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 One Information

Dates/Time: Monday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., one day, 1/25

Location:Riverwalk

Cost: $139 + $10 capital fee

CRN: 213 Course Number:  CMPA1107 Section: RWA

Course Two Information

Dates/Time: Monday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., one day, 5/2

Location:Riverwalk

Cost: $139 + $10 capital fee

CRN: 214 Course Number:  CMPA1107 Section: RWB


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 One Information

Dates/Time: Monday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., one day, 2/8

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $139 + $10 capital fee

CRN: 215 Course Number: CMPA1108 Section: RWA

Course Two Information

Dates/Time: Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., one day, 5/9

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $139 + $10 capital fee

CRN: 216 Course Number: CMPA1108 Section: RWB


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 One Information

Dates/Time: Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., one day, 2/29

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $139 + $10 capital fee

CRN: 217 Course Number: CMPA1113 Section: RWA

Course Two Information

Dates/Time: Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., one day, 5/16

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $139 + $10 capital fee

CRN: 218 Course Number: CMPA1113 Section: RWB