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COMP 100: Introduction To Computers

Learn how to operate a computer: log in, navigate the desktop, open/close software, save/find files and folders, and use various media and shortcuts.

COMP 101: Introduction to Computer Applications

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.
Course Advisories: COMP 151A.

Introduction to computer applications for use "at work and home." Microsoft Office, (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) including Windows operating system, plus open source software, social networking and Web2.0 productivity tools for collaborative teamwork.

COMP 102: Introduction to Digital Literacy I

Introduction to basic elements of computer/digital literacy. Includes using features of college’s web-based systems (Pipeline & Moodle) to communicate effectively and participate fully in college courses; managing, saving, retrieving, and sharing files in a variety of digital formats, and basic word processing on a PC or MAC.

COMP 103: Internet Communications

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.

Introduction to Internet communications: How and when to use them (and safely), including: World Wide Web, search engines, e-mail, chat, discussion, blogs, social networking tools, Web2.0, Instant messaging/texting, etc.

COMP 107: Microsoft Word

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.
Course Advisories: COMP 151AB.

Designed for all computer users, course covers core features of Microsoft Word. Topics include page numbers, headers/footers, sections, styles, templates, outlines, graphics, Internet documents for Internet/intranet, columns, tables. Projects include reports, resumes, forms, letters, mailing labels, newsletters, web pages. Covers topics in Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS) certification. Taught by MCAS-certified instructor.

COMP 108: Microsoft Word: New Features

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.
Course Advisories: COMP 107.

Covers the new features in the latest version of Microsoft Word. Recommended for current users who need to make the transition to the new version quickly.

COMP 109: Microsoft Excel

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.
Course Advisories: COMP 151AB.

Introduction to spreadsheets using Excel. Includes designing and building workbooks/worksheets, formatting, graphs, charts, decision-making, lists, data management and data exchange.

COMP 110: Microsoft Excel: New Features

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.
Course Advisories: COMP 109.

Covers the new features in the latest version of Microsoft Excel. Recommended for current users who need to make the transition to the new version quickly.

COMP 111: Microsoft Access

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.
Course Advisories: COMP 101.

Introduction to the Microsoft Access database management system. This application course includes creating and maintaining database tables, creating macros, querying database tables, designing forms and creating reports.

COMP 112: Microsoft Powerpoint

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.
Course Advisories: COMP 123.

Plan, create, modify and deliver effective presentations on-screen, in-person and remotely on the Web, utilizing basic to expert features of Microsoft PowerPoint.

COMP 113A: Introduction To Microsoft Powerpoint

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.
Course Advisories: COMP 123.

Plan, create, modify and enhance effective presentations with graphics, slide masters, layout, design templates, color schemes, animation, diagrams and speaker's notes; produce and deliver on-screen slide show.

COMP 113B: Advanced Microsoft Powerpoint

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.
Course Advisories: COMP 113A.

Expert features of Microsoft PowerPoint. Customize design templates, insert other presentations’ slides and templates, add graphics, sound and animation. Integrate with other programs and the Web. Import Word tables, add links to other slides/presentations, link Excel charts, summary slides, meeting notes, action items, workgroup collaboration, and produce presentation in MS Producer.

COMP 113Z: MS PowerPoint: New Features

Skills Advisory: Eligibility for ENG 103.
Course Advisories: COMP 112 or 136A.

Covers the new features of the latest version of Microsoft PowerPoint. Recommended for current users who need to make the transition to the new version quickly.

COMP 114: Introduction To Outlook

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.
Course Advisories: COMP 101 or COMP 107.

Introduction to Microsoft Outlook. Includes scheduling using an electronic calendar, communicating with e-mail, and managing contacts through the tasks and notes features.

COMP 118: Visual Basic for Applications Programming

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.
Course Advisories: CIS 101 and COMP 109 and COMP 111.

Fundamental concepts of application development using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)

COMP 120: Being Successful with Canvas

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.

Introduction to online tools used in Canvas. Topics include Canvas discussion boards and e-mail, uploading assignments, managing files, troubleshooting hardware/software/ browser issues, and installing utilities, etc.

COMP 122: Intro to Digital Arts Center

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for English 100.

Introduction to college's Digital Arts Center and basic skills and rules for its use. Series of workshops are provided to open applications, manage files, find help, and be aware of lab rules. Topics are dynamic and change to reflect Digital Arts Center hardware, software and policy.

COMP 123: Introduction To Microsoft Word

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.
Course Advisories: COMP 151A.

Use of essential Word features to create and format documents quickly: research papers in MLA or APA style, fliers and resumes. For general student use in any course.

COMP 124A: Microsoft Excel: Basic

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.
Course Advisories: COMP 151A.

Short introduction to Excel basic features, including creating a worksheet, charts, formulas, functions and Web queries.

COMP 127A: Microsoft Project: Basic

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.
Course Advisories: COMP 151A.

Short introduction to Microsoft Project basic features, including working with tasks, scheduling tasks, and managing resources and calendars.

COMP 129A: Searching The Web

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.

Introduction to searching and researching on the World Wide Web. Topics include surveys of popular search engines, search engine comparisons, search tips and techniques.

COMP 129B: Searching The Web

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.

Introduction to searching and researching on the World Wide Web. Topics include surveys of popular search engines, search engine comparisons, search tips and techniques.

COMP 132A: Word I

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.
Course Advisories: COMP 100 and COMP 151A.

Introduction to Microsoft Word. Creating, saving, editing and formatting documents; auto-correct, auto-text, auto-format, move/copy, find/replace, indents, tabs, headers/footers, margins and page breaks.

COMP 132B: Word II

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.
Course Advisories: COMP 132A and 151A.

Microsoft Word topics, including managing multiple-section documents, headers and footers and Mail Merge.

COMP 132C: Word III

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.
Course Advisories: COMP 132A and COMP 151A.

Microsoft Word topics, including mail merge, forms, footnotes, endnotes, indices and bookmarks, and macros.

COMP 134A: Excel I

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.
Course Advisories: COMP 151A.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel. Creating and managing a simple Excel file containing formatted text and numbers, as well as simple function formulas.

COMP 134B: Excel II

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.
Course Advisories: COMP 134A and COMP 151A.

Microsoft Excel topics, including graphs and charts, working with large and multiple worksheets and workbooks; customizing Excel; documenting and auditing; and collaborating with a workgroup.

COMP 134C: Excel III

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.
Course Advisories: COMP 134B.

Advanced Excel topics, including defining advanced formulas, creating data tables, working with PivotTables, performing what-if analyses, recording macros, and publishing worksheets as Web pages.

COMP 135A: Access I

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.
Course Advisories: COMP 151A.

Creating a database, managing records, and creating queries and custom forms, with introduction to table relationships.

COMP 135B: Access II: Tables/Queries

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.
Course Advisories: COMAP 135A.

Creating relational databases, working with related tables, subforms, data integrity, advanced forms and reports, advanced queries and charts.

COMP 135C: Access III: Forms/Reports

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.
Course Advisories: COMAP 135B.

Develop and access applications with advanced controls, dialog boxes, macros, custom toolbars, menus and shortcuts. Create custom switchboard, test application performance, and establish basic database security.

COMP 135Z: MS Access: New Features

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.
Course Advisories: COMP 111 or COMP 135A and COMP 135C.

Covers the new features of Microsoft Access, Recommended for current users who need to make the transition to the new version quickly.

COMP 136A: Powerpoint I

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.
Course Advisories: COMP 100 and COMP 151A.

Create and print basic slide presentations, with introduction to animation, clip art, drawing tools, tables and charts.

COMP 137A: Introduction To Ms Publisher

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.
Course Advisories: COMP 151A.

Use Publisher to create letterhead, flyers and a newsletter. Work with shapes and WordArt, and convert material to a website.

COMP 137B: Informational Graphics for the Web

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.
Course Advisories: COMP 132B.

Overview of how to create and publish on the web; informational graphics, with typical office applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).

COMP 138A: Introduction To Visio

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.
Course Advisories: COMP 151A.

Learn basic techniques, create a basic flow diagram, organizational chart and custom stencils, and use cross-functional flowcharting.

COMP 139: Social Networking for Business

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.

Social networking tools such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, blogs, Wikipedia, and YouTube are being used by businesses worldwide. Learn how to use these tools effectively to promote, influence, and sell. Learn best practices, dos and don'ts.

COMP 140: ESL With The Internet

Course Advisories: ESL 42.

Introduction to use of the Internet and e-mail for students in ESL Levels 2 and 3 for English language development. Topics include sending e-mails, using online bulletin boards, searching the Internet, navigating a website, evaluating websites, and using English language-acquisition websites.

COMP 141: Keyboarding For ESL Students

Course Advisories: ESL 62.

Introduction to computer keyboarding skills for students in ESL Levels 4 and 5. Emphasis on touch keyboarding of letter and number keys and the numeric keypad. After developing basic keyboarding skills, student creates a simple report and letter using Microsoft Word.

COMP 142: Internet Communication For ESL

Course Advisories: ESL 62.

Introduction to the use of the Internet and electronic communication for students in ESL Levels 4 and 5. Topics include the World Wide Web, search engines, and e-mail features such as sending and receiving attachments, filtering messages, and storing messages in folders; blogs, messaging, etc.

COMP 143: Using Your iPhone

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.
Course Advisories: COMP 103.

Tap into the full potential of your iPhone for school, work, and play by using the installed features as well as the massive world of iPhone Apps.

COMP 144A: Google World

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.
Course Advisory: COMP 103.

Students explore the newest applications in “Google world” such as Google docs, forms, calendar, blogger, Wave, Reader, and more. Can you really do everything online, free, with Google?

COMP 144B: Google World

Skills Advisory: Eligibility for ENG 103.
Course Advisory: COMP 103.

Students explore and learn to use the newest applications in “Google world” such as Google docs (documents, spreadsheets, presentations), forms, calendar, blogger, Wave, Reader, and more. Can you really do everything online, free, with Google?

COMP 148A: Topics In Personal Productivity Technology Tools: Tablet Pcs And Ms OneNote

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.
Course Advisories: COMP 100.

Learn to choose and use tablet PCs and MS One-Note to increase personal productivity.

COMP 148B: Topics In Personal Productivity Technology Tools: Handheld Computers

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.
Course Advisories: COMP 100.

Learn to choose and use the latest handheld computers to increase personal productivity.

COMP 148C: Topics In Personal Productivity Technology Tools: Podcasting And Digital Dictation

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.
Course Advisories: COMP 100.

Learn to choose and use podcasting & Digital Dictation to increase personal productivity.

COMP 148D: Topics In Personal Productivity Technology Tools: Voice Recognition

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.
Course Advisories: COMP 100.

Learn to choose and use Voice Recognition to increase personal productivity.

COMP 148E: Productivity Tools: Free/open-source/web-based tools

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.
Course Advisories: COMP 100.

Learn to choose and use Productivity Freeware, open-source software and web-based tools to increase personal productivity.

COMP 149: Social Networking and Social Media

Skills Advisory: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.

Through a variety of social networking applications, students learn about how the creation and use of media content help to establish network communities of shared professional and personal interests. Includes online applications Wikis, Youtube, Facebook, etc., and their use across media-oriented platforms.

COMP 150: Voice Recognition

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.
Course Advisories: COMP 123.

Learn to dictate directly to your computer using your voice. Achieve input speeds of over 100 words per minute. Train computer to recognize your voice. Edit and give commands using voice.

COMP 151A: Basic Computer Keyboarding

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.

Introduction to computer keyboarding skills that enable the student to work more effectively and quickly with a computer. Emphasis on touch keyboarding of alphabetic and numeric keys and symbols.

COMP 151AB: Beginning Computer Keyboarding

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.

Introduction to computer keyboarding skills that enable student to work more effectively and quickly. Emphasis on touch keyboarding of alpha and numeric keys. After developing basic keyboarding skills, student creates correspondence and reports using Microsoft Word.

COMP 153: Review Computer Keyboarding

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.

Review of basic keyboarding skills and computer principles, including techniques, alphabetic and number keys, plus correspondence, reports and tables in MS Word. Course assumes touch keyboarding skills.

COMP 155: Keyboarding Skill Development I

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110.
Course Advisories: COMAP 151A.

For the student who already knows the computer keyboard by touch, this course provides skill development to build speed and accuracy.

COMP 156: Keyboarding Skill Development II

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.
Course Advisories: COMP 151A.

For the student who already knows the computer keyboard by touch, this course provides continuing skill development to build speed and accuracy.

COMP 158: Computer Keyboarding Skills

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.

Introduction to the computer keyboard to develop basic "touch" control keyboarding skills.

COMP 161A: Business Career Success

Skills Advisory: Eligibility for ENG 98 and 103.
Course Advisories: COMP 101.

Soft skills required for a successful business career. Includes understanding the business environment, preparing a job search, job-finding and job-keeping skills, managing online persona, team dynamics, business-social skills, communication and presentation skills.

COMP 161B: Business Career Success

Skills Advisory: Eligibility for ENG 100 and 103.
Course Advisories: COMP 101.

Soft skills required for a successful business career: Understanding the business environment, preparing a job search, job-finding and job-keeping skills, managing online persona, team dynamics, business-social skills, communication and presentation skills.

COMP 161C: Business Career Success

Skills Advisory: Eligibility for ENG 98 and 103.
Course Advisories: COMP 101.

Soft skills required for a successful business career. Includes understanding the business environment, preparing a job search, job-finding and job-keeping skills, managing online persona, team dynamics, business-social skills, communication and presentation skills.

COMP 163: Receptionist Skills

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.

Preparation for employment as a receptionist/front office employee. Includes handling telephone and mail, presenting a professional image, using voice mail, fax machines, e-mail, copiers, etc.

COMP 170: Introduction To Great Plains

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.
Corequisite: ACCT 170.

Introduction to the basic features of MS Great Plains Dynamics computerized accounting application program.

COMP 171: Business English

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Review of English fundamentals necessary to communicate effectively for personal and professional success: grammar, sentence structure, punctuation and word usage, with practical writing applications such as reviews and reports, and using digital technology to communicate with others.

COMP 185A: MS Word I version 2010

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.
Course Advisories: COMP 151A.

Introduction to Microsoft Word v. 2010. Creating and saving documents, basic document editing and formatting, and using proofing tools.

COMP 185B: MS Word II version 2010

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.
Course Advisories: COMP 185A and COMP 151A.

Microsoft Word version 2010 topics, including managing multiple-section documents, headers and footers and Mail Merge.

COMP 185C: MS Word III version 2010

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.
Course Advisories: COMP 185A and COMP 151A.

Microsoft Word version 2010 topics, including mail merge, forms, footnotes, endnotes, indices and bookmarks, and macros.

COMP 200: Career Horticulture And Computers

Course Advisories: COMP 101 and COMP 103.

Career horticulture students and professionals learn the role of the computer and the Internet as tools to enhance professional success. Plant identification, soils, greenhouse operations, landscape construction, maintenance, integrated pest management, and irrigation. Professional use of digital cameras, scanners, GPS, etc.

COMP 202: Integrating The Ms Office Suite

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.
Course Advisories: COMP 103 and COMP 107 and COMP 109 and COMP 113A.

For intermediate to advanced users of MS Office, this course will focus on the integrative and groupware features of the Office suite. Includes sharing data between applications and collaborating with others using Outlook, Office Binder, Excel, PowerPoint, word, online meetings.

COMP 203A: MS Excel I, version 2010

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.
Course Advisories: COMP 100 and COMP 151A.

Create and manage a simple Excel file containing formatted text and numbers, as well as simple function formulas.

COMP 203B: MS Excel II, version 2010

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.
Course Advisories: COMP 203A and COMP 151A.

Microsoft Excel version 2010 topics, including graphs and charts, large and multiple worksheets and workbooks; customizing Excel; documenting and auditing; and collaborating with a workgroup.

COMP 203C: MS Excel III, version 2010

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.
Course Advisories: COMP 151A and COMP 203B.

Advanced Excel topics, including defining advanced formulas, creating data tables, working with PivotTables, performing what-if analyses, recording macros, and publishing worksheets as Web pages.

COMP 211:
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Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103
Course Advisories: COMP 132A

Series of short one-day workshops covering a variety of advanced topics in Microsoft Word. Workshop topics are dynamic and change to reflect industry trends and new versions of the application.

COMP 211A: Word: Page Layout with Tables

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.
Course Advisories: COMP 132A.

Learning powerful page layout techniques by harnessing Word's built-in table creation tools - all easier than tabbing across the page; and creating a variety of tables, adjusting columns and row widths, aligning tables, splitting/merging cells and applying borders/shading.

COMP 211B: Mail Merge: Personalize Form Letters

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.
Course Advisories: COMP 132A.

Complete holiday mailings more easily. Use MS Word mail merge tools to automate the process of document production for form letters. Managing mailing lists and labels.

COMP 211C: Long docs: Styles, TOC, Page Setup

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.
Course Advisories: COMP 132A.

Using Word to create a novel, family history, dissertation, thesis, operations manual, or a business or academic report in Word. Layout/structure features including styles, table of contents, outline view, page set-up, choosing fonts and controlling line, paragraph and page breaks.

COMP 211D: Long docs Adv-Graphics, Numbers, Xrefs

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.
Course Advisories: COMP 132A.

Using Word features to create a novel, family history, dissertation, thesis, operations manuals, and business/academic reports. Features: graphics, cross-references, foot/endnotes, section breaks, headers/footers, indexing, auto-numbering and inserting fields.

COMP 211E: Word Graphics

Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 103.
Course Advisory: COMP 132A.

Making the most of the graphics that can be incorporated into Word documents: Clip Art Organizer, WordArt and other graphic enhancements that are included in MS Office.

COMP 211F: Word Productivity Shortcuts

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for English 103
Course Advisories: COMP 132A.

Improve your Word skills! Save time with tips, tricks, shortcuts! Effectively use tabs, indents, spell check, simple tables and headers/footers; and insert large chunks of text quickly.

COMP 212A: Excel: Power Formulas and Functions

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.
Course Advisories: COMP 134A.

Improving spreadsheets by making formulas easier to understand and by building commonly used financial functions; and producing everyday calculations and statistics more easily.

COMP 212B: Excel: Analyze with Charts and Graphs

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.
Course Advisories: COMP 134A.

Make data easier to understand and summarize: and spreadsheets professionally presentable; discovering unexpected trends or patterns in information; and using Excel charting/graphing tools to visually interpret spreadsheet data.

COMP 230A: MS Access I, version 2010

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.
Course Advisories: COMP 151A.

Create a database, managing records, and creating queries and custom forms, with introduction to table relationships.

COMP 230B: Access II version 2010: Tables/Queries

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.
Course Advisories: COMP 230A.

Create relational databases, working with related tables, subforms, data integrity, advanced forms and reports, advanced queries and charts.

COMP 230C: MS Access III version 2010: Forms/Reports

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.
Course Advisories: COMP 230B.

Develop and access applications with advanced controls, dialog boxes, macros, custom toolbars, menus and shortcuts. Create custom switchboard, test application performance, and establish basic database security.

COMP 271: Business Communications

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.
Course Advisories: COMP 171.

Develop excellent written and face-to-face communication skills for business. Write effective business documents including letters, reports, emails, resumes, messages. Learn strategies for communicating in Internet/digital environment (blogs, social networking, etc.).

COMP 290: Work Experience In Computer Applications And Office Management

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.

Consists of supervised employment for students whose career objectives, course of study and employment complement each other. Students must accomplish specific course objectives. Class meetings on campus are scheduled each semester.

COMP 299: Independent Study In Computer Applications And Office Management

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.

Limitation on Enrollment: Completion of a minimum of 12 units at SBCC, with a 2.5 G.P.A., and a minimum of 6 units, with a 3.0 G.P.A. within the department (COMP). Student works under guidance and direction of sponsoring faculty member on project consistent with interests and abilities. Minimal weekly meetings with faculty sponsor required. Course may be taken for one to four units of credit; each unit of credit requires student to devote approximately three hours per week to the project.

COMP NC000: Computer Skills lab (Bilingual)

Bilingual lab featuring individualized, hands-on instruction, and small group lectures. Students learn at own pace.

COMP NC001: Typing Keyboarding (Bilingual)

This bilingual course promotes an understanding of basic typing and keyboarding skills. It is intended for students who have no keyboarding experience or who want to improve their keyboarding skills. Introduces proper keyboard operating techniques through the practice and reinforcement of correct techniques to avoid experience repetitive stress syndrome, more commonly known as carpel tunnel syndrome.

COMP NC002: Introduction to Computer (Bilingual)

Bilingual course promotes an understanding of basic computer skills. Provides basic knowledge of computers such as hardware, software and basic terminology.

COMP NC003: Introduction to Windows Operating System (Bilingual)

This class is a slow-paced introduction to the Windows Operating System. Recommended for people unfamiliar with computers and serves as a foundation for working with various Windows operating system versions. Students will explore the Windows OS interface, practice simple windows navigation tools and techniques, implement file management, and examine other Windows Operating system tools, applications and help commands.

COMP NC004: Introduction to the Internet and E-Mail (Bilingual)

This introductory bilingual course provides the basic applications of the Internet, and electronic mail. Topics included are browsing and researching on the World Wide Web using various search engines, popular websites tips and techniques to obtain specific information. E-mail basics include web-based account setup, sending/receiving messages and attachments, E-mail etiquette, E-mail management, security and protection of privacy.

COMP NC005: Microsoft Word Fundamentals (Bilingual)

This course for beginners provides a basic understating of Microsoft Word tools. Students learn to create professional quality letters, certificates, flyers, labels and more.

COMP NC006: Microsoft PowerPoint Fundamentals (Bilingual)

This introductory bilingual course provides a basic understanding of Microsoft PowerPoint, a program that allows students to create effective presentations to convey a message through the use of words, graphics, shapes, color, sound and special effects.

COMP NC007: Microsoft Excel Fundamentals (Bilingual)

This Bilingual course for beginners provides a basic understanding of Microsoft Excel. Students will learn to create functional and professional-looking spreadsheets.

COMP NC008: Microsoft Publisher Fundamental (Bilingual)

Bilingual course that teaches students fundamental skills using Microsoft Publisher, a popular desktop publishing program. Topics include editing, formatting, and business forms through the use of pre-designed or blank publications.

COMP NC009: Fundamentals of Web Design (Bilingual)

This Course is designed to introduce the student to basic web page design, using basic HTML

COMP NC010: Computer Skills Lab (Bilingual)

The bilingual lab features individualized, hands-on instruction, and small group lectures. Students learn at own pace and design their own practice schedule in several computer software programs including keyboarding, data entry, 10-key, Windows operating systems, MS Office (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint), and internet/e-mail.

COMP NC011: Best Business Apps

Apps in today’s business realm provide powerful and helpful tools for keeping track or handling of all of the information you accumulate in a day, including projects, research, emails, to-dos, and follow-ups. Learn to choose, install and sync apps with your different technology to help you become more successful and productive in the workplace.

COMP NC012: How to Use Google Drive to Maximize Performance

Google Drive provides a powerful Cloud resource for organization of files for better efficiency, collaboration with coworkers, and promoting going paperless for meetings by linking important documents/e-mails to a working document for reference. Google Drive includes drive storage and the apps Docs, Sheets and Slides.

COMP NC013: The Best Cloud Backup Options to Protect Data

Backing up to the Cloud provides a way to protect data from fire, theft and/or hardware failure, as well providing access to data whenever the Internet is available. Students learn to assess data needs, choose the best cloud backup option and create a backup plan.

COMP NC014: Facebook for Business

Facebook is the most popular social network and a powerful tool for growing and promoting your business. Create effective profiles, pages, groups and ads. Establish goals and learn how and what to post to achieve them. Build relationships with current and new customers. Increase traffic to your website. Measure the success of your Facebook marketing.

COMP NC015: Twitter for Business

Students learn to set up a Twitter business presence to leverage the power of real-time marketing, optimize and manage an account, and find and follow influencers and leads. Curriculum includes engaging with prospects using tweets, RTs, DMs follows, mentions and hashtags. Students use tools to monitor feeds and schedule tweets, in addition to tracking the impact and measure the results of promoted tweets.

COMP NC016: Pinterest and Instagram for Business

Students learn to market and expand a brand using Pinterest and Instagram. Provides the basics and beyond of these platforms, including how to produce high level content and effectively use the sites in a marketing strategy to develop a loyal, enthusiastic customer base for their brand.

COMP NC017: LinkedIn for Business

LinkedIn is the world’s most popular business-oriented social media networking platform. Students learn to use LinkedIn to develop business through relationship marketing. Topics include optimizing a company profile, developing content that engages a target audience, building a professional brand, marketing a company, showcasing credentials, getting business advice, reconnecting with former colleagues and connecting with businesses around the globe.

COMP NC018: YouTube for Business

Students learn to use YouTube to broadcast user and business-generated videos. Topics include creating a custom channel and building a following by uploading and sharing videos that communicate a brand and engage an audience. Students learn to view, upload, and share videos; create playlists and optimize videos for search engines; and add annotations, notes and links. Uploading and editing film for YouTube is also covered.

COMP NC020: How to use a Computer Keyboard and Mouse for Beginners

This course gives students an orientation to the computer keyboard and mouse. Students learn the layout and function of special computer keys, learn how to properly hold the mouse, and practice using mouse. No previous typing or computer experience required.

COMP NC021: Learn to Type

Course teaches the correct finger and wrist placement and keyboard reaches for typing and texting. Students can brush up on keyboard skills, increase speed, and learn techniques and strategies to prevent carpal tunnel syndrome. Individualized instruction allows students to work at own pace. May be taught bilingually.

COMP NC022: Computers for Beginners

This beginning course is designed for students with limited experience with computers. Students will learn to perform basic computer tasks, including how to turn a computer on and off correctly, send and receive e-mail, navigate the internet, open and save a file, and use computer terminology. Course may be taught bilingually.

COMP NC023: Windows Basics

This class is a slow-paced introduction to the Windows Operating System. Students will explore Help, windows navigation and management, file management, desktop customization, and other Windows Operating System tools and applications.

COMP NC024: Introduction to Windows

This class is an introduction to the Windows Operating System. Students will explore Help, windows navigation and management, file management, desktop customization, and other Windows Operating System tools and applications.

COMP NC030: Introduction to the Macintosh

This class is designed for those with limited or no experience with computers. Students will learn basic functions of the computer, how to set it up, and how to perform simple tasks like typing a letter, browsing the web, and getting e-mail. Features an overview of the software that comes pre-installed on the Macintosh computer.

COMP NC031: Introduction to Mac OS X Level 1

Level 1 class covers the basics of Mac OS and some of its most popular programs. Students will learn how to make, name, and rename files and folders. Students will then see how to find lost files using Find and Spotlight. Class will examine the Sidebar and Dock and will cover some of the most basic and useful programs that come with OS including Safari, Address Book, and iCal.

COMP NC032: Introduction to MAC OS X Level 2

The Level 2 course will review some of the programs examined in Level 1 in more detail, then proceed with a more in-depth examination of Mac OS, including ways to customize the Mac. Students also examine more of the Mac OS programs as they integrate with Mail, iPhoto, and iMovie. May be taught bilingually.

COMP NC035: Exploring Microsoft Office for the MAC

This class will focus on Microsoft Office for the MAC. Students learn the basics and how the Office programs are designed to work as a single application. Topics will include: MS Word (word processing), Excel (spreadsheet) PowerPoint (multi-media/graphics/slides), and Outlook (mail/calendar/contacts). Working professionals, small business owners, and individuals interested in honing their software skills will receive hands-on instruction as they make decisions about the software program that will meet their needs.

COMP NC036: Intro to iTunes, iPods, and iPads

This course teaches students how to use MP3 players and hand-held computers, focusing on iPods, iPod Touch, and iPads. Students learn how to download music, videos, and podcasts to a computer and organize, play, and sync them to an iDevice. Topics include the applications available on iDevices, such as calendars, contacts, and games.

COMP NC037: Living the iLife

Students learn how to use Apple’s iLife suite of programs—iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, Garage Band, and iWeb—to produce and distribute creative ideas through words, pictures, music or video

COMP NC040: Searching the Web

This course defines the internet and teaches students how to search the Web and get the results they need. Students learn techniques and methods to narrow search results and troubleshoot difficult queries.

COMP NC041: E-mail for Beginners

This course provides a basic introduction to e-mail. Topics include how e-mail works and its uses, setting up an e-mail account, reading and sending e-mail, and dealing with attachments.

COMP NC042: Optimizing Photos for the Internet and E-mail

Students learn to manipulate photos for efficient e-mailing or uploading to the internet. Using Adobe Photoshop or other graphic editing software, students will crop, color-correct, apply text and effects, sharpen, resample, and save files in the appropriate formats for maximum quality and efficiency when emailing or posting to the internet. This class develops photo editing and basic internet skills for business or personal use.

COMP NC050: Word Processing Basics for Beginners

Students who find computers mystifying or frightening will learn how to navigate the computer screen and compose and edit a short document. Class pace will allow students to become comfortable with the computer and editing techniques.

COMP NC051: Introduction to MS Word

This class is an introduction to Microsoft Word functions for document creation including entering text, revising, formatting, previewing, and printing. Students will practice on a variety of documents.

COMP NC055: Basic PowerPoint

This course teaches students to turn facts, figures, and photos into a creative display of slides, outlines, graphs, and multimedia using Microsoft PowerPoint. Students will learn the basics of presentation design and how to use templates, insert graphics, add animation, rehearse timings, and run and share a presentation.

COMP NC058: Basic Outlook

This course provides a basic hands-on introduction to MS Outlook, Microsoft's Premier Email and Information Management Program. Students learn how to stay up to date at home or work by using Outlook to connect with colleagues, customers, family and friends. Topics include writing and searching email, organizing work tasks, and using the calendar to share information with others.

COMP NC062: Basic Spreadsheets for Beginners

This class provides a slow-paced introduction to basic concepts and functions of Microsoft Excel. Topics include the basics of creating a spreadsheet, using formulas and functions, and creating charts.

COMP NC063: Introduction to MS Excel

This class is an introduction to basic concepts and characteristics of Microsoft Excel. Students explore various uses of spreadsheets. Topics covered include the basics of creating a spreadsheet, using formulas and functions, creating charts, and using the database feature in Microsoft Excel.

COMP NC070: Introduction to Hand-held Devices

This course teaches students the practical use of a variety of handheld computer devices including music players, e-Books, Smartphones, iPods, iTouch, and iPads. Students learn to use common PC and Mac applications to run devices and how to find tutorials or manuals, useful settings, and interesting add-ons for handheld devices. Information learned in this course will provide tips on how to use handheld devices effectively and observe protocol in decisions to use these devices in a work environment.

COMP NC071: Tech Talk: What's New in Computers and Technology?

This class examines the rapidly evolving technical world and its future. Students explore the many practical questions that arise as computers, cell phones, eBooks, social networks, email, the internet and other technology become more central to our daily lives. This course may be taught bilingually.

COMP NC080: Setting Up A Blog

Blogging is of the most popular ways of communicating and spreading information and news. Learn to create, manage, and promote a blog. You will define the blog’s goal, analyze the core audience, develop a sustainable plan for content creation, choose a platform and hosting option, design the blog and promote posts with social media

COMP NC081: Create Compelling Content

Explore how to create content that is relevant, valuable and engaging to your audience by analyzing their needs, wants and likes, discovering questions they are asking, and problems you can solve for them. Find your authentic voice to create text, design, images that are of shared value to your core audience.

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