Basic Computer Skills
Tuesday, August 28 @ 4:30 pm - Thursday, December 13 @ 5:45 pm
In today’s technologically oriented business environment, strong computer skills are essential whether you are looking for a job or starting a business. Virtually all jobs and businesses utilize computer and mobile phones for marketing, communication, sales, accounting, scheduling, and more.
Join the class and acquire the necessary basic computer skills or strengthen your existing skills
Get effective and time-saving tips and tricks to get computer-based tasks accomplished faster, better and safer.
Learn which technology is most needed in the 21st Century workplace.
Some topics covered include:
- Computer: what’s that? (hardware, software, OS, apps, files etc.)
- Apps and files: creating your own / using existing files.
- Saving your work: memory / storage / removable devices (i.e., thumb drive)
- Keyboard shortcuts, settings, options and user-friendly features
- Introduction to word processing, spreadsheets programs
- Intro to Internet concepts / services
- Information safety / security
- Web Search, Social Media and other useful online services.
This computer lab will provide individualized instruction in a self-paced environment. Coursework will be specific to participants area of study.
This beginner course is for individuals who are struggling with basic computer skills, who would like to become comfortable and effective using a computer in their daily / work lives.
Segal Shaw is a web designer and software engineer with over 12 years of experience creating, designing, and maintaining websites. She is passionate about teaching local people to keep up-to-date with computer skills. She helps businesses create and maintain evolving websites, eCommerce platforms, security, and social media technologies in order to be competitive and succeed in the marketplace.
“The class (as I understand it) is for anyone who is uncomfortable using computers and could benefit from a gently-paced course. The course will provide basic knowledge and skills, and progress at a pace and direction suitable for the students.”
“Computer skills are becoming a necessity and many of us were never offered the opportunity to acquire these skills. I like sharing my knowledge and support people as they become more comfortable and effective while working with computers. Computers can be powerful tools in our lives and I want to empower all to use and enjoy them.”