Are you an older worker feeling out of place in a digital world?
Has COVID upended your work environment?
Has COVID changed the way you look for work?
Do you need help moving to a remote world?
Do your next steps require additional computer skills?
If you are over 50 and struggling to understand the digital world or if you want to be more confident with your computer skills, Computer Foundations is designed to help. This 12-week hands-on program is tailor-made for you.
Gain confidence as you are introduced to the hardware and software components that will set the foundation groundwork for you to build your computer skills. The program will define basic computer concepts and terminology. Learn to navigate the desktop (or laptop), tabs, windows, toolbars, and taskbars. Examine the Windows Control Panel to identify settings and customize controls. Explore files and learn to browse, open and rename a file.
Learn how to access assessments, sign up for online training, and complete online job applications. Practice creating new folders, including copying and moving files. Use Microsoft Word to create, edit, and print out a document.
Master the use of email, including how to open and save email attachments. Explore the internet and learn how to find information. Learn steps you can take to be safe while online.
In addition to computer skills, the program will include a writing workshop with practical information, tools, and techniques for writing in today’s professional environment. Participants will learn and practice writing that communicates their thoughts for the desired impact. Writing best practices for job-seeking materials, including resumes and cover letters, are also covered.
Classes run September 12 through November 23, 2022
Mondays and Wednesdays 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
At Montgomery College Rockville Campus
Optional lab time and support will be available on Thursdays at JCA (see footer for address).
Proof of vaccination is required.
This program is for Montgomery County residents
Questions? Call 301-255-4249, email@example.com
Please complete the form below and tell us how COVID has impacted your employment situation.