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Computers have revolutionized our personal and professional lives in countless ways. Learning to operate a computer and apply its power to everyday tasks has become a necessary skill for all ages. In our fast paced, ever-changing world, success comes to those who continue to master the latest trends in computer technology. To help you become computer literate, Corporate and Continuing Education (CCE) provides a variety of computer training opportunities for individuals and groups.
Training for Individuals
A variety of noncredit computer training courses are offered each semester as part of the mini-course program (see mini-course listings for specifics). Course offerings often include:
- Introduction to Personal Computers
- All levels of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Publisher
- Desktop Publishing for Beginners
- Introduction to Computers for "Over 50" adults
- Introduction to the Internet
- Introduction to the Internet for "Over 50" adults
- Creating Web Pages for Home and Business
- Windows: Managing Your Computer Files
Noncredit computer training is available for employees of specific businesses, professional groups, government agencies, or community organizations on a contract basis. CCE can also provide needs assessments for client organizations, if desired. Ordinarily, training sessions are conducted in the University's state-of-the-art computer laboratories, unless the client's own facilities and equipment are adequate to the task. Training can be scheduled on dates and times convenient for your organization. Please contact CCE for further information on current staff training opportunities, scheduling, contractual arrangements, and cost estimates.
Instructors are experienced, credentialed professionals who are carefully chosen on the basis of their technical competence, teaching experience, instructional style, and ability to relate to adult learners. The talents and reputations of our instructors are without equal in our region. Instructor background information and a list of previous clients are available upon request.
Instructional Materials, Certificates and CEUs - Typically, trainees who participate in computer training receive class handouts, class files on disk, and the exclusive use of a personal computer. Trainees who successfully complete a computer course are awarded a B.U. certificate of achievement and, if appropriate, Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Costs vary according to the subject matter, hours of instruction, number of trainees, training location, CEUs awarded, and amount of time spent in developing course content tailored to a client's specifications. Training contracts for specific groups are negotiated in accordance with the client's training requirements.
For more information, contact Tom Fletcher at 570-389-5161.