It has been reported that the number one qualification employers seek in a potential new employee is computer skills. This course will equip you with the most up-to-date technology skills in an ever-changing discipline. You will gain a technical understanding of the desktop computer, notebook computer, smart phone, portable media player, and digital camera. This course will teach you the fundamentals of computers, software, and the Web. In addition to gaining a practical understanding of the computer, through application and instruction, you will gain the skills to create documents, presentations, worksheets, and databases using the various Microsoft Office products: Windows 8, Internet Explorer 11, Word 2013, PowerPoint 2013, Excel 2013, and Access 2013. This course provides the perfect opportunity to empower you with the skills and knowledge to either enter or advance your skills as an Office Professional.
Prerequisites: High School Diploma or equivalency. Complete Skills Assessment and submit Program Application. Computer and Internet access required. Basic knowledge of Windows Operating System is also required.
Textbook: "Discovering Computers & Microsoft Office 2013: A Fundamental Combined Approach" by Shelly/Vermaat
Textbook and a flash drive are required at the first class meeting and are available at the KSU Center bookstore. It is recommended that students purchase Microsoft Office 2013, this is also available at the KSU Center bookstore.
Additional material to use as independent study is available for purchase at www.cengagebrain.com. The purchase of this material is not necessary to complete the class.
To apply for the Basic Office Technology Certificate program, please complete the following steps online:
- Complete MLCC Skills Assessment - basic math, language, computer, and reading assessment
- Submit Program Application
Skills Assessment & Program Application are located online. Click for instructions. You will be directed to the program application after finishing the skills assessment.