IN GOD’S HANDS
Transitional Living Home, Inc.
Computer Literacy Training
Instructor: Mrs. Ye Juanda Sargent
Resume Reviews: Ms. Vanessa Johnson
Class Hours: Monday-Thursday 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Saturday Classes may be available.)
Each Friday there will be a workshop with a guest speaker. The time will be announced. There
will be an Educational Tour at the end of every 4-week session. Only those who have 90%
attendance will be allowed to go on the tour.
Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 (Previously installed on our laptops)
Other Required Materials: One USB Flash Drive or CD-RW
Length of Class: 4-Week session/2-Hours per day. Participants are required to complete a 1-hour lab
to complete projects.
This course is designed for students who want to learn Word and PowerPoint. Topics covered will
enable students to create and edit word documents, create presentations using PowerPoint, and
customize a job winning resume. There will also be a workshop on internet safety.
Eligibility to Participate:
• Low-income (household receives some form of government assistance (Food Stamps, free or
reduced school lunch, etc.)
• Former or current foster youth
• Formerly housed in a juvenile facility or adult facility
• High school or college drop out
• A sincere determination to improve your computer skills and enhance job readiness.
The course goal is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the basics of Word and
Upon successful completion the students will be able to demonstrate the following:
1.Create a Resume, PowerPoint slideshow;
2.Create a presentation including clip art, transitions and animation.
3.Attach documents and send by email.
Successful completion of this course requires 90% attendance and satisfactory class participation
(i.e., be able to demonstrate proficiency in all concepts taught). If a student has extenuating
circumstances causing absences of greater than 10% of the class time, the student must make
arrangements with the instructor to provide evidence of keeping up with the class material and
making up the work, exercises, and projects missed; or demonstrate competency in the course
objectives. Students with irregular attendance, less than 90% attendance, or those unable to
demonstrate competency will receive a grade of NG (no grade). You will be given a short exam two
weeks into the session and a final exam on the last day of class.
On the first day, assessments will be taken so that we can understand your level of computer
(laptop) knowledge. You will need to start collecting information to put on your resume. Don’t
stress if you are not familiar with your assignment. We are here to help you and we want you to
have fun learning. This week, we will focus on basic operation of the computer, and some of the
components in Microsoft Word. You will be given one assignment that will be due by the
following Monday and one assignment to do in class. Work at YOUR own pace. Take advantage
of any lab time that you can. Friday is workshop day. Please make all efforts to be here every
day. We will review each day.
The second week will focus on Microsoft PowerPoint Slides. We will only cover basic understanding
of how to put information on a slide, adding animation and how to make your slides attractive to your
audience. There will be an in-class assignment and one assignment due the following Monday. You
will have your first exam on Thursday.
This week will be involving safe surfing on the internet. We will continue working on assignments
from the previous weeks in addition to more web searching and learning how to use the internet for
job searching, as well as for other important use.
This will be the week that you will combine all the information that you have learned. Your
assignments will be more intense, but nothing that you can’t handle. You should be putting the
finishing touches on your resumes and slide show presentation. All assignments are due by Thursday.
You are expected to complete two projects within this four week period. The first project is your
resume. The second project is your slide show presentation. We will assist you in any way that we
can. Please do not hesitate to ask questions. Be polite when needing assistance. Computer lab will be
open from 1-5 each day as long as I have lab assistants available. Always text me to make sure
someone is here so that you can check out a laptop. Laptops cannot be taken off of premises. You are
responsible for any damages to the computers or facility.
It is not possible to pass this course without regular attendance. It is our policy to require attendance
of at least 90% of all class meetings to receive a passing grade. Any exceptions to this policy for
unavoidable absences must be arranged in advance with the instructor. It is the student’s
responsibility to arrange completion of make-up work in a timely manner.
You will be allowed time to use computers outside of class time. In order to use laptops for games,
social networking, job search or other reasons, you will be required to sign our Computer Use
Agreement form. All activity while online will be closely monitored. Please use your USB to save
any information. Anything saved to the computer will automatically be deleted at the close of the
day. Anyone found violating the agreement will not be allowed to use the laptops for personal use
Lab exercises, when applicable, are due on the date assigned by the instructor. Late assignments may
be accepted only at the instructor’s discretion.
Resumes are to be emailed to Ms. Johnson each week for review. This will allow you to become
familiar with attaching Word documents to emails and continued improvement on resume writing. It
is important to check your email daily for updates and changes that need to be made. After final
review, you will submit your resume to a potential employer online or in person.
Each Friday there will be a workshop to better prepare you for employment. Each person signed up
for this class is required to attend each workshop in order to successfully complete the course. You
will be respectful to the guest presenter and please dress as if you were applying for the job that day!
Lunch will be served on Fridays.
At the end of each session, all participants who attended at least 90% of class will go on Educational
Tour. Final plans for the tour will be completed before our tour date of Saturday, August 7, 2010.
Our tentative schedule is to tour the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame along with other activities. This is
the organization that made our Computer Literacy Training possible.
It is important to attend your award ceremony. You should be proud of your accomplishment!
Awards will be given for different achievements:
FOR JUST PARTICIPATING!!
The ceremony has been tentatively scheduled for Sunday, August 8 at 2:00 p.m. in the church
fellowship hall. YOU will make your invitations and distribute to your desired guests. Invite as many
people as you like, but please give us an estimate to help us prepare enough food for our guests.