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  • printed 1/11/07 Introduce myself, course Instructor Purpose of Orientation/Overview – overview of what to expect by enrolling in this class
  • printed 1/11/07 Starts January 22 – ends March 29 4 days a week 3 hours per day – 12 hours a week – 108 hours of instruction How to operate a computer and business applications
  • printed 1/11/07 How to use the computer – identifying its components Enhance computer skills Using MS computer applications compose business letters, reports, flyers, communicate Presentations Database
  • printed 1/11/07 Using Mavis beacon develop typing speed and accuracy Start up an e-mail account in Yahoo Send e-mail to multiple addresses, with attachments
  • printed 1/11/07 Daily - generally Mavis Beacon – first 30 minutes of each class – skill builder Lecture – cover new topics or skills Hands on – putting new skills into practice Exercises (Skill Builders) – repeating the skill on your own Assignments – Assessments/Critical Thinking – practical application of skills Some days will be strictly work days – completing unfinished work, assessments, critical thinking exercises, extra credit, etc. OPAC – to measure your skills as they would be measured by an employment agency – no surprises!
  • printed 1/11/07 To be successful in this class Must be consistent in attendance, exercises We understand emergencies happen. If you know you will be out notify me in advance so we can make arrangements for you make up work. WPM – is based on adjusted after errors. You will not be failed if you do not reach 40wpm but I will work with you to ensure you reach that speed. Best way to achieve success in this class – come to class and do the work. You will be expected to turn in assignments Hands on – introduction Skill Builders – opportunity for you to repeat what you’ve learned Assessments – practical application Critical Thinking – you will be given a scenario – you will apply skills just learned Participation – Just as in a business setting you will be expected to work and participate with fellow employees. Do the hands on exercises
  • printed 1/11/07 OPAC – Assessment program – Periodically you will be taking assessments to measure your proficiency in Word Processing, Spread Sheet, and database programs. Typing tests – goal of 40WPM – accuracy 90%-95% - Upon completion of the course you will receive a certificate
  • printed 1/11/07 At the end of 36 meetings and all skills objectives have been met you will receive a certificate
  • printed 1/11/07 Reverse side will list skills acquired.
  • printed 1/11/07 We will hold a celebration on the last day of class (March 29) at noon. Distribution of certificates Pot luck Speakers – administration - students
  • printed 1/11/07 Now would be a good time to ask questions If you haven’t already registered and you can commit to the requirements of this class register now. You may also purchase your book today
  • printed 1/11/07 Until we meet again Be on time Be eager to learn Notebook, something to write with
  • Computer Skills Orientation

    1. 1. Computer Skills for the Business Office West Contra Costa Adult Education Instructor: Joann Miller/Computer Skills Course Overview
    2. 2. Course Description <ul><li>Six Weeks – 24 meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Monday through Thursday </li></ul><ul><li>9:00am to 1:00pm </li></ul><ul><li>Develop computer MS Office Suite applications skills </li></ul>
    3. 3. Course Objectives <ul><li>Effective use of the computer in a business office setting </li></ul><ul><li>Develop proficiency in MS Office applications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Word - Excel - PowerPoint - Outlook </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Using the Internet </li></ul>
    4. 4. Course Objectives (continued) <ul><li>Develop typing skills (40 wpm minimum) </li></ul><ul><li>Send e-mail (with attachments) </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare a resume and cover letter </li></ul><ul><li>Perform job search </li></ul>
    5. 5. Daily Format <ul><li>Typing Exercises </li></ul><ul><li>Lecture </li></ul><ul><li>Hands On exercises and assignments </li></ul><ul><li>OPAC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Weekly Typing Tests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer Skills Assessments </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Requirements for Certification <ul><li>Cannot miss more than 4 classes </li></ul><ul><li>Typing speed - 40 wpm with 90% accuracy </li></ul><ul><li>Must complete 90% of exercises assigned with minimum errors </li></ul><ul><li>Class Participation </li></ul>
    7. 7. Typing Certificate At the end of 6 weeks students will receive…..
    8. 8. Certificate of Completion
    9. 9. Skills Sheet Indicates skills student demonstrates proficiency
    10. 10. Graduation! <ul><li>Celebration </li></ul><ul><li>Certificate of Completion </li></ul>Following the last day of class!
    11. 11. Orientation <ul><li>Thursday, Feb.11, 10am, Room 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Course overview </li></ul><ul><li>Expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Question & Answer session </li></ul><ul><li>Meet the instructor </li></ul>
    12. 12. First Day of Class <ul><li>Monday, </li></ul><ul><li>February 22, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>9:00 am </li></ul><ul><li>Room 4 </li></ul>