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COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Southeastern Community College’s Workforce and Community Development Division will offer several computer classes in the coming weeks. To pre-register or for more information, call (910) 642-7141, ext. 296, 397 or 425.
Financial assistance with registration fees and books to gain new employment-related skills may be available through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and other funding sources. To see if they qualify, students should contact the Columbus County Joblink Career Center immediately at (910)642-7141, ext. 261 or by visiting the Center in A-Building on the SCC campus.
Introduction to Computers & Microsoft Office 2010
Introduction to Computers & Microsoft Office 2010 will meet Mondays, noon-3 p.m., May 14-July 30, at the DREAM Center in Whiteville. A $120 registration fee must be paid at the first meeting. This course provides comprehensive instruction of the basics of computing, explains the components of a computer, and explores the operating system. Students will learn how to connect to and use the Internet to browse websites, use search engines, and exchange e-mail. This course will guide students through the fundamentals of Microsoft Office 2010 programs: Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Picture Manager.
Introduction to Mac - NEW
Introduction to Mac is a new course offered Mondays, 6-9 p.m., May 14-July 9, at the Greater Restoration Enrichment Center in Whiteville. A $65 registration fee must be paid at the first meeting. Participants will become familiar with the fundamentals of using an Apple Mac computer. Students will learn how to create and organize files and folders on the computer’s hard drive, back up the system, retrieve files, customize the user interface and integrate with Apple applications.
A Microsoft Publisher class will meet Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., May 15-July 31, at the DREAM Center in Whiteville. A $65 registration fee must be paid at first meeting. Publisher is part of the Microsoft Office productivity package. Some projects are much easier to create with Publisher instead of Word. This course will guide students in creating some of the most common projects: multiple-column newsletters, brochures, flyers, cards and more. Students will experience the use of ready-made templates, as well as how to create documents from scratch and how to use Publisher to create a webpage.
A PC Repair class will be offered Tuesdays, 6-10 p.m., May 15-Aug. 2, in B-Building, room 107. The $175 registration fee must be paid at the first meeting. This course is designed to provide students with the skills required to install, upgrade, repair, configure, optimize, troubleshoot, and perform preventative maintenance on Windows-based personal computer hardware and operating systems.
Introduction to Personal Computers
Introduction to Personal Computers will be offered Thursdays, 6-9 p.m., May 17-July 5, at the Greater Restoration Enrichment Center in Whiteville. A $65 registration fee must be paid at the first meeting. Students will learn basic computer concepts and skills. The course also provides an introduction to the hardware components of a personal computer. Students will gain knowledge of Windows operating system techniques and become acquainted with Internet Explorer and Office 2010.