Mastering the computer enables you to have the skills to get into the work force.
You need three Computer Skills abilities:
Operate a basic computer,
by typing on a keyboard, using the mouse to control the movement of the cursor, and navigating through the files and menu systems.
Use Microsoft Office Programs,
especially Word (a word-processing program), Excel (a spreadsheet program), and PowerPoint (a presentation program).
Develop essential Internet skills
such as employing e-mail, web browsing, and searching for information on the Internet.
Good News! We have plenty of classrooms that are well-equipped with the computers and instructors that are devoted to helping you learn and feel comfortable with the computer, at a low cost or at no charge.
To sign up for our Corporate & Continuing Education Computer Science courses, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (336) 356-5302 for the Surry Campus or (336) 679-4600 for the Yadkin Campus.
|Computer Skills For Seniors
Microsoft Windows, MS-Word & MS-Excel
This course is designed to provide training in keyboarding skills using a computer keyboard. Course topics include focusing on alphabetic keys and the numeric key pad.
- This course will help the student develop strong keyboarding skills.
- Reinforces proper techniques to build keyboarding fluency.
- Course topics include focusing on alphabetic keys and the numeric key pad.
- Learning to keyboard requires continual diligence and repetition.
- Includes technique, drills and speed for accuracy.
This course focuses on Computer Basics and is an introduction to Microsoft Windows, Word, and Excel.
- Provides employability skills training for unemployed and underemployed adults.
- Develop a moderate comfort level of basic computer use skills.
- Introduces students to computers and computer terms.
- Focuses on Computer Basics as an introduction to Windows.
- Teaches Windows controls, file management, word processing, and spreadsheet.
This course will cover the differences between the Internet and the World Wide Web, which are not one and the same.
- Students will be shown how to set up their own e-mail account.
- Learn how to setup and maintain you home page on the web.
- Teaches how to browse Web sites, and search for information.
- Practice downloading data & programs.
Career Readiness Skills
The National Career Readiness Certificate connects employers with the most skilled workers.
- Practice and learn the Career Readiness skills needed to succeed in the jobs and careers.
- Work toward earning your Career Readiness Certificate.
- Use our KeyTrain courses to improve your Math, Reading, and Locating Information skills.
- Determine what level of The Career Readiness Certificate you are eligible to earn - Bronze, Silver, or Gold Certificate in each of the three core areas.
Microsoft Office Skills
(Introductory – Intermediate – Advance)
The MS-Office: Introductory, Intermediate, and Advance Courses, consists of a brief introduction to computers, exercises on how to use MS-Windows, MS-Word, MS-Excel, and MS-Access, and MS-PowerPoint.
- This MS-Office Introductory course consists of exercises that are designed to take full advantage of the MS-Office application.
- The objective of this course is to teach the introductory, intermediate and advanced levels of MS-Office, showing the student how to create Word documents, Excel workbooks, Access databases, and PowerPoint presentations.
- The training for this course is a combination of Instructor-led lecture and student hands-on exercises.
- The textbooks, MS-Office: Concepts and Techniques, consists of a brief introduction to computers, a project on how to use MS-Windows, projects on MS-Word, MS-Excel, and MS-Access and MS-PowerPoint.
- Upon completion of the Introductory level course, students will have started a foundation of the training that will eventually prepare them for the Core Level Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) program.
- Upon completion of the Intermediate level course, students will be prepared to pass the Core & Expert-level Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) exam.
- Upon completion of the Advance level course, students will be prepared to pass the Core, Expert and Master-level Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) exam.
Our online courses offer just about every topic you can imagine. Many of these courses are computer related; however, courses are also available in other areas including accounting, administrative assistant fundamentals, speed Spanish, GRE preparation, genealogy, grant writing, and education.
- Our “Ed2Go courses” are convenient, highly informative courses available for students to take in the comfort of their homes. Many of these classes are computer related; however, courses are also available in other areas including accounting, administrative assistant fundamentals, speed Spanish, GRE preparation, genealogy, grant writing, and education.
- Online, instructor-led courses start each month and run for 6 weeks consisting of 12 lessons. Two additional weeks are added at the end of the course in case extra time is needed to complete the course. Tuition cost is $66 for each course.
How do I register:
- Step 1: Find the course you are interested in taking!
Browse the Ed2Go course catalog to find the course. All you need is Internet access, an email address and a Web browser.
- Step 2: Register and pay tuition with SCC!
Click the “Online Registration Form” link. Print the registration form, fill in the information, and either mail (SCC, 630 South Main Street, Dobson, NC 27017 ATTN: Ray Hall) or deliver it with your tuition payment to the Continuing Education Office at least three days prior to the class start date. You will need to review the online course schedule to find some of the course information needed to complete your registration form.
- Step 3: Do the quick Online Orientation!
Go to www.ed2go.com/sccce and click the Orientation link. This is a quick process to assign your username and password.
- Step 4: Start and complete all lessons!
On the start date of your course, go to the classroom link and log into your course. New lessons are released at 3pm each Wednesday and Friday. Be sure to take the quiz on each lesson and complete the final exam at the end of the course.