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Computer Course (Workplace Skills)

Computer Course (Workplace Skills)

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The Computer Skills for the Workplace course will help you to make your work easier, interesting and comfortable.

 A revolution came about with the advent of computers. Computers can be a valuable tool for the workplace to save time and make work easier. Administrative tools can be used to for letter writing and making notes. Spreadsheets, Word Processors and databases lend a professional look to your documents. Internet and use of CDs are other useful tools for the workplace. Computers can be networked in the office and this makes work easier and fulfills administrative needs.

ATTC Online Computer Course (Workplace Skills) Coverage (6 weeks program)  

Week One

Wednesday - Lesson 01

Whether you're looking for a new job or looking to improve your position at your current company, computer skills are essential to your success. This first lesson will examine how companies set up and use technology solutions. Then this lesson will take a close look at some of the components of those solutions. Just understanding how technology fits into the overall flow of work at your company will advance your position relative to your peers.

Friday - Lesson 02

Your computer has a software program installed on it that's referred to as an "operating system." Most often, this system is Microsoft Windows, but it could be others, such as Macintosh or Linux. In this lesson, you'll learn how this system controls many important parts of the computer and how you use those controls every day for tasks like managing where you keep important files, and printing hard copies of documents. This lesson will also talk about menus, taskbars, and shortcuts along the way.

Week Two

Wednesday - Lesson 03

Copying and pasting are two of the most important things you'll learn to do with your computer. These simple tasks leverage the enormous power of computers and can save you hundreds of hours or work. This lesson will cover these two tools. This lesson will also discuss the dialog box—again, a simple concept once you know how to use it, and once you master it, you'll have come very far in understanding how to interact with your computer.

Friday - Lesson 04

Next to e-mail, the word processor is probably the most frequently used application software in the workplace. Yet, if you've never taken the time to learn the basic features of most word processors, you're not performing nearly to your potential. In this lesson, you'll learn and practice the important capabilities of word processors like Microsoft Word.

Week Three

Wednesday - Lesson 05-

This lesson will address three additional areas of word processing: formatting, organizing information, and using special tools. Once you understand formatting tools, you'll be able to make your text take on a special appearance so that it draws attention where you want it to. For example, you can underline, bold, or italicize text in the middle of a paragraph for emphasis. After you learn about text formatting, this lesson will go over paragraph and page formatting. This lesson will also examine how to organize data in tables and lists.

Friday - Lesson 06

This lesson will go over some important fundamental concepts related to spreadsheets, including spreadsheet organization, formatting, basic formulas, and data sorting. Once you discover how to create a basic budget spreadsheet, you'll see how the skills and knowledge you gain from this lesson can have a powerful impact on your ability to contribute more in the workplace.

Week Four

Wednesday - Lesson 07

This lesson will discuss more details about the spreadsheet, and how to provide easy-to-understand, accurate data. You'll learn how to build graphs that can graphically display numeric information so you can easily demonstrate trends, analyze past results, and predict future performance. You'll also find out how to use some advanced spreadsheet tools that can make your spreadsheets even more effective.

Friday - Lesson 08

E-mail affects your work performance in two ways: First, it allows fast communication among geographically dispersed workers, and second, it provides rapid dissemination of large documents and files to those same workers. This lesson is going to study the best ways to use e-mail to enhance your work performance. It will examine some rules for writing business e-mails, and you'll learn about e-mail etiquette and how to insert emotions into your messages. Then this lesson will discuss some of the advanced functions associated with e-mail, such as attaching documents.

Week Five

Wednesday - Lesson 09

This lesson will examine the components of a database, focusing primarily on the user interface. In your job, you might use this interface to perform a lot of different functions, including data input, data output, and data maintenance. Clerks work with databases to input information. Other employees might work with databases to filter, sort, and read information. Database-management personnel interface with databases to keep them accurate, reliable, and secure.

Friday - Lesson 10

This lesson will go over some of the computer's utility programs to help you better understand the operation and organization of your computer. Additionally, these programs will help you manage and safely maintain the data on your computer. The utility programs discussed in this lesson deal primarily with file maintenance. Some of the functions associated with these programs are viewing files, compressing files, diagnosing problems, uninstalling software, defragmenting disks, backing up files, and running screen savers.

Week Six

Wednesday - Lesson 11

This lesson will go over the major storage media available in the workplace, as well as their corresponding characteristics. These major media types include hard drives, memory sticks, compact discs (CDs), tapes, and PC cards. This lesson will review some of the terms people use to describe memory size, and then this lesson will compare file sizes to different storage options. This lesson will also relate storage options to the different work tasks you might perform, and will discuss when each option is most appropriate for a certain task.

Friday - Lesson 12

This final lesson has three specific goals. The first is to identify ways to use your computer skills to find a new job. The second is to use those same computer skills to get a promotion within your current organization. This lesson’s third goal is to explore strategies for continued learning in order to support your ever-growing employment goals.
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