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Online Computer Training Course

Computer Essentials Program Estimated Time of Completion

Program Goal:
To prepare students to be able to apply basic computer skills and adeptly use Microsoft Office® applications in a variety of employment settings.

Program Outcomes

Learn everything you need to know to use a computer like a pro with this basic online computer training course. Students will learn the inner workings of computers, word processing, spreadsheet and presentation skills, as well as email etiquette and managing computer files. You get everything you need to know in easy-to-understand lessons that take you step by step from the basics through advanced capabilities.

The coursework trains students to:

  • Implement Computer Essentials principles, procedures and practices.
  • Set up and manage a Computer Essentials business.


Instruction Pack I: Introduction to Computers

Students learn about the importance of computers in society and business today, the many ways people use computers, the components of a computer and computer hardware and software. Students are introduced to Microsoft Windows Vista® or 8 and the Microsoft Office Suite®.

Instruction Pack II: Use Microsoft® Word and Excel®

Students learn the tools, keys and commands of Microsoft® Word, and then create documents in Microsoft® Word. Students then apply this knowledge to use Microsoft® Word to design and format documents. The instruction pack wraps up with an introduction to Microsoft Excel®.

Instruction Pack III: Put Excel® and PowerPoint® to Work

Students apply their Excel® basics and use it to manipulate data. Students then learn the basics of Microsoft PowerPoint®; they create slides and enter information into presentations. Students additionally apply their Microsoft PowerPoint® knowledge to create a presentation.

Instruction Pack IV: World Wide Web, Internet Research and Email

Students are introduced to the Internet and World Wide Web. Next, students learn strategies to use the Internet for research. Students then learn how to secure information and their computer. They also learn email basics, as well as email etiquette.

Instruction Pack V: Microsoft Outlook® and Practicum

Students begin this instruction pack with an introduction to Microsoft Outlook®. Once students learn to send, receive, open and close emails, they then learn to use Outlook® to organize files, manage contacts, create task lists and schedule appointments in Microsoft Outlook®. The course concludes with a “real-world” practicum where students apply their computer skills from the course.

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