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Computer Skills for the Workplace

Most jobs today require a working knowledge of certain computer skills. Employers seek and reward employees with the skills and knowledge to send messages across the country via e-mail; use a spreadsheet to create a graph and paste it into a report; add and edit data in a database; understand the implications of file sizes, memory limitations, and network arrangements; and recognize the function and features of modern computer components. Any job candidate who already possesses these skills will stand above those who do not.

This course is a great introduction to Windows 10 and Office 2016 and is designed to provide the fundamental computer competencies you need to survive and prosper in today's fast-changing workplace. You will learn how to implement the powers of modern office software to work faster and more efficiently. We'll focus on practical application for software most common to the workplace. When you finish this course, you will have learned why employers consider technological literacy so critical to the success of any organization.

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
Starting October 18, 2017

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Computer Skills for the Workplace Details + Objective

Course Code: csw

You Will Learn
  • Learn the fundamental computer competencies you need to succeed in the workplace
  • Understand how to effectively use Windows 10 and Office 2016
  • Learn how to create charts, presentations, word processing documents, and more
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led course
  • 6 weeks in duration
  • Courses begin each month
  • 2 lessons released each week
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Become more technology literate and indispensable to any modern organization
  • Place yourself above other candidates who do not have necessary computer knowledge and skills
  • Become more confident using technology
  • Identify ways to use your computer skills to find a new job or get a promotion at your current organization
Computer Skills for the Workplace Outline
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Week 1

Examine how companies set up and use technology solutions because understanding how technology fits into the overall flow of work at your company will advance your position relative to your peers. Then, learn how the “operating system” controls many important parts of the computer and how you use those controls every day for tasks like managing where you keep important files, and printing hard copies of documents.

Week 2

Learn and practice the important capabilities of word processors like Microsoft Word, the most frequently used application software in the workplace. Then, discover some of the more advanced Word functions to create documents that are sure to impress your peers and your supervisor.

Week 3

Gain knowledge of some important fundamental concepts related to spreadsheets, including spreadsheet organization, formatting, basic formulas, and data sorting. Then, learn how to build graphs that can graphically display numeric information so you can easily demonstrate trends, analyze past results, and predict future performance. You'll also find out how to use some advanced spreadsheet tools that can make your spreadsheets even more effective.

Week 4

Examine the components of a database, focusing primarily on the user interface. Then, explore the best ways to create an effective presentation using PowerPoint that incorporates the right mix of multimedia as you learn how to insert graphics and audio into your presentation in an effective and organized manner.

Week 5

Learn how to actually integrate information from two powerful programs: Excel and Access. Plus, find out how mail merge can save you time and effort by allowing you to customize letters, labels, and more! Then, learn to work with the Internet and see how easy it is to find information that specifically meets your needs and interests.employment goals.

Week 6

Cover various methods for transferring information from one computer to another as you learn about bytes, megabytes, memory sticks, and external hard drives. Finally, you’ll put all your knowledge together to achieve three specific goals: identify ways to use your computer skills to find a new job, use those same computer skills to get a promotion within your current organization, and explore strategies for continued learning in order to support your ever-growing employment goals.

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Computer Skills for the Workplace Instructors
Dave Paquin

Dave Paquin has been teaching computer skills in the classroom for over 15 years. He holds a Master of Science degree in Training and Learning Technology and has extensive experience as a Human Resources manager.

Computer Skills for the Workplace Requirements / Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Microsoft Windows XP or newer with any edition of Microsoft Office Pro or newer (please make sure Microsoft Office is installed and operating before the course begins).

Note: your version of Windows is not extremely important and will impact only a small part of the course. This course was developed based upon Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 2016. Many students will have earlier versions of Windows or Office and that is fine. Simply ask the instructor for clarification on how to accomplish any tasks when necessary.

Also note: Mac users are welcome, but please note that the course was written using Microsoft Windows. Students using Mac OS X with any edition of Microsoft Office 2004 (Mac) can be supported in the discussion areas.

Computer Skills for the Workplace Frequently Asked Questions
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When can I get started?

A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!

How does it work?

Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

What if I need an extension?

The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.

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