Computer Literacy


Introduction to Computers

This 3-hour class is an overview of computer use for beginning students who will acquire knowledge at their own pace. Students will learn how to use their computers effectively and safely. Following this 2 hour instructional overview, these new computer skills can be practiced by the student during a 1 hour lab time and by taking “Microsoft Word #1.”

Students will learn to:

  • Identify the basic parts of the keyboard, the monitor and mousE
  • Identify the use of hard drive storage, CD, and flash drive
  • Compare a laptop computer and a tower computer
  • Compare the use of the touchpad and mouse
  • Navigate on the computer screen, create monitor shortcuts
  • Compare hardware and software and access the software without a shortcut
  • Open Microsoft Word, type a basic document and save it into “documents”
  • Create a folder; drag and drop a document into a folder or a flash drive
  • Identify files and file types, learn to save, copy and delete files
  • Use the recycle bin and other key applications
  • Compose emails, attach documents, and send and receive emails & documents
  • Identify the basic functions of the HOME ribbon (toolbar) to save, undo, redo, spell check and print
  • Understand options of ribbon, mouse or keystroke to change font size, bold, italic, underline, highlight and change alignment of text

Class Tuition: $40

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Computer Basics for Seniors

This one-on-one tutorial provides hands-on instruction to help seniors to operate their laptops for their own specific needs. They will learn how to send and receive emails, perform internet searches, keep computers secure and customize computer settings. Through this tutoring students will learn new, relevant skills at their own pace. Students will learn how to use their computers effectively and safely. The class is held for one session of 2 hours with a free follow-up lab of one hour. Students must provide their own laptop.

With guidance from the instructor, students can select from the following skills as needed:

  • Identify and use the basic computer parts: keyboard, monitor, mouse and/or touchpad
  • Navigate the computer screen creating shortcuts to frequently used programs
  • Identify the basic tools when creating documents: to save, undo, redo, spell check and print
  • Organize files and photos
  • Compose emails, attach documents, and send and receive emails & documents
  • Learn how to do an internet search and save searches for future use
  • Learn how to customize settings, such as maximizing font/type size and contrast and adjusting volume control
  • Download FREE “security” basics for your computer
  • Prevent and troubleshoot simple computer problems including pro-active responses to computer “freeze up”
  • Finding on-line solutions and easy/free resources
  • Create separate guest user sites for other family members

Class Tuition: $40

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Career Transitions, Inc.
189 Arden Drive PO Box 145
Belgrade, MT 59714
406-388-6701
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