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These courses are suggested for elementary school students.


Suggestions for High School Students are below in section 2.


Word for Kids

This course is designed to teach children the productivity tools of Microsoft Word at an introductory level.  Each class will be a hands-on computer activity with individualized instruction.  Students will learn to: open, save and  close documents; use alignment buttons; change font face, size and color; create bullited and numbered paragraphs; set margins and tabs; spell check and print documents.
Three Two-Hour Instructional Classes

PowerPoint for Kids

This course is designed to teach children the productivity tools of Microsoft PowerPoint at an introductory level.  Each class will be a hands-on computer activity with individualized instruction.  Students will learn to: open and close a file and exit PowerPoint saving all changes; create presentations;  insert new slides; switch to slides pane; insert pictures; type in  text boxes; insert  word art; move, copy and delete slides; add transition effects, sound, and slide timings.
Three Two-Hour Instructional Classes

Exploring a PC

 Students will learn about processors, printed circuit boards, cables, power supplies and ports.  Students will disassemble a computer, study computer vocabulary and reassemble the computer in class under the supervision of the instructor.
Three Two-Hour Instructional Classes

Excel for Kids

This course is designed to teach children the productivity tools of Microsoft Excel at an introductory level.  Each class will be a hands-on computer activity with individualized instruction.  Students will learn how to: manage a workbook; create a worksheet; move around in a worksheet; enter and edit data in a worksheet; use copy and paste; use the auto sum button; add and delete columns and rows; use formulas.
Three Two-Hour Instructional Classes

Publisher for Kids

This course is designed to teach children the productivity tools of Microsoft Publisher at an introductory level.  Each class will be a hands-on computer activity with individualized instruction.  Students will learn to open, save and print publications.  Students will learn to: create personalized mailing labels, greeting cards, post cards, calendars and invitations.  
Three Two-Hour Instructional Classes                                            

Creative Writing for Kids

This course is designed to teach Creative Writing to young children. The students will have fun creating their own story, creating and describing characters they love, and creating a setting. Students will learn to develop a paragraph, lead to the next paragraph smoothly and write with interest.  Students will read stories written by expert authors.  Comprehension exercises will be included for evaluating stories.  These exercises concentrate on the student’s understanding of the story.  Many exercises emphasize vocabulary as well.  The exercises include completing sentences, matching words with definitions, labeling, finding words with similar meanings, and multiple-choice questions.
Three Two-Hour Instructional Classes

These courses are suggested for high school students.

Introduction to Computers
(Beginning Microsoft Word)

This course is designed to introduce the student to computers.  Creating documents, editing text, and formatting documents is covered. Formatting tasks include: changing fonts, indenting paragraphs, adjusting margins, creating headers and footers, creating bulleted and numbered paragraphs, and adjusting line spacing. Students are introduced to the following tasks in the Windows operating system: starting and shutting down windows, opening and closing menus, starting and exiting programs; maximizing, restoring, and minimizing windows, switching applications using the task bar; using dialog boxes, programs, and property sheets; arranging windows; manipulating the Desktop.
Three Two-Hour Instructional Classes

Microsoft Word--Intermediate Word Processing

This course teaches productivity tools in Word at an intermediate level. Skills learned include: creating newspaper style columns; inserting graphic images on a page; sizing, resizing, and positioning graphics, and text in a document; adding objects to a document; creating and editing style and copying between document windows. Other tasks learned include: creating tables, sorting and calculating in tables.
Three Two-Hour Instructional Classes

Excel for Kids

A course designed to introduce the student to basic spreadsheet design techniques. Tasks include: selecting cells; opening, saving, printing and closing a workbook; entering labels, and values; making corrections; formatting the workbook; copying data; and using functions .
Three Two-Hour Instructional Classes

Powerpoint for Kids

This course is designed to teach the student the productivity tools of PowerPoint in the Windows environment. Major concepts covered include: creating presentations; understanding the toolbars; using templates; inserting clip art; creating and modifying color schemes; creating original drawings on slides; adding builds, sound files, and timing to slides; creating transition and animation effects.
Three Two-Hour Instructional Classes


Intermediate Microsoft Powerpoint

This course is designed to teach the student the productivity tools of PowerPoint in the Windows environment. Major concepts that are covered include: creating a SmartArt graphic; formatting and modifying a SmartArt graphic; using the ruler, guides, and gridlines; adding text to objects; arranging, ordering, grouping, and ungrouping objects. The students will learn to: insert a picture from a file; format pictures and insert movies; customize slide masters; create a custom layout; create a theme and apply custom themes; create custom slide shows and finalize a presentation.
Three Two-Hour Instructional Classes


Computer Keyboarding I for Kids

This course is designed to introduce the student to alphabetic, numeric, and selected symbol keys “by touch” using proper techniques.  It also introduces basic formatting and editing techniques.
Three Two-Hour Instructional Classes

Computer Keyboarding II for Kids

This course is designed to improve the student's keyboarding skills; to teach the student to format business letters, memorandums, and reports; to prepare the student for writing and formatting research papers. Furthermore, this course teaches students how to apply basic language arts skills via proofreading and revising documents.
Three Two-Hour Instructional Classes

Computer Keyboarding III for Kids

This course is designed to improve the student's keyboarding skills. Students will learn to key 55 wpm and above with good accuracy.  Students will learn to create two-page unbound reports with references and report documentation, including footnotes and endnotes.  The students will learn to key resumes and cover letters using different formats.                           
Three Two-Hour Instructional Classes         


 Web Design I

In this course students will use Netscape Composer to build web pages.  This software allows the student to use a word processor type of interface and create simple and effective web pages.  Tasks learned include: formatting text; creating hyperlinks to E-mail addresses; using web page graphics; using graphic images with hyperlinks; arranging text in lists; arranging elements in tables and publishing the web site on the World Wide Web.
Three Two-Hour Instructional Classes

 Web Design II

Students will learn basic Web Site Design using HTML coding language.  The course objectives include:  An introduction to the Internet and HTML page; formatting text; creating hyperlinks to E-mail addresses; using web page graphics; using graphic images with hyperlinks; arranging text in lists; arranging text in tables; creating reply forms; working with frames; publishing your website.
Three Two-Hour Instructional Classes


Digital Photography

Concepts that are covered include: connecting a digital camera to the computer; resizing and cropping pictures; viewing, zooming, and reorienting pictures; adding text and drawings to pictures; storing and retrieving information about your pictures; organizing pictures into folders; burning your personal photographs to a CD-disc. Students will learn to upload photographs from their cameras to the web.
Three Two-Hour Instructional Classes

Windows 10

Concepts that are covered include:  Windows basics; opening, closing, moving and sizing windows: signing in; using the start screen; using modern UI Apps; working with files; working with pictures; playing music and videos.  Students will learn:  To customize windows; to create a user account; to share files with other users.
Three Two-Hour Instructional Classes