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SPRING 2014

CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS COMPUTER COMPETENCY - LEVEL I

Level I business computer courses are ideal for participants who are beginning computer users and would like to learn the basic functions of Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook, and navigating the Internet. The courses can be taken individually, or you can combine five of the courses to earn the USI Certificate in Business Computer Competency, Level I, provided you successfully complete the competency checklist at the end of the series. All courses are held in our hands-on computer lab and led by an instructor.

Click here to view the current course schedule for Level I.

CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS COMPUTER COMPETENCY - LEVEL II
Level II business computer courses are appropriate for computer users who know the basics of Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook, and navigating the Internet, yet they lack the more comprehensive understanding needed in today’s workplace. Level II courses focus on building skills in Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, data base principles, and social media marketing. The courses can be taken individually, or you can combine six courses to earn the USI Certificate in Business Computer Competency, Level II, provided you successfully complete the competency checklist at the end of the series. All courses are held in our hands-on computer lab and led by an instructor.

Click here to view the current course schedule for Level II.

CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS COMPUTER COMPETENCY - LEVEL I

INTRODUCTION TO THE COMPUTER LEVEL I (OPTIONAL)                                    NO. CIS100
During this optional class, Level I computer users will learn about computers, laptops, tablets, printers, and other technology devices. Participants will learn basic vocabulary pertaining to computer usage and practice keyboarding and mouse control.

Date and Time: Wednesday, February 5, 1 to 3 p.m.
Location: USI, University Center East, Room 2229
Registration Fee: Free!

WINDOWS LEVEL I                                                                                                  NO. CIS110
Learn about Windows operating systems (versions 7 and 8), the control panel and its dozens of settings, and file management.

Date and Time: Wednesday, February 12, 1 to 4 p.m.
Location: USI, University Center East, Room 2229
Registration Fee: $59

OUTLOOK 2010 LEVEL I                                                                                           NO. CIS112
Learn to use several components of this commonly used communication application including email, calendar, and contacts. Participants will create and send email messages, review and respond to incoming messages, create folders for messages, delete unwanted/outdated messages, and more. Learn to view calendars in different ways, create and edit appointments, and invite attendees to appointments. Creating, editing, and deleting contacts also will be covered.

Date and Time: Wednesday, February 19, 1 to 4 p.m.
Location: USI, University Center East, Room 2229
Registration Fee: $59

NAVIGATING THE INTERNET LEVEL I                                                                      NO. CIS113
Learn the history and terminology of the Internet. Participants will be exposed to several different browsers and perform numerous searches.

Date and Time: Wednesday, February 26, 1 to 4 p.m.
Location: USI, University Center East, Room 2229
Registration Fee: $59

WORD 2010 LEVEL I                                                                                                NO. CIS120
Learn to create, open, modify, save, and print documents. Participants will become familiar with Word’s functionality via the quick access toolbar and ribbon.

Dates and Time: Two Wednesdays, March 5 and 12, 1 to 4 p.m.
Location: USI, University Center East, Room 2229
Registration Fee: $109

EXCEL 2010 LEVEL I                                                                                                 NO. CIS130
Learn how to understand spreadsheets, their purpose, their functionality, and the following tasks: creating a spreadsheet, entering data, modifying data, entering a formula, adjusting cells, formatting cells and spreadsheets, creating a table, and printing and saving spreadsheets.

Dates and Time: Two Wednesdays, March 19 and 26, 1 to 4 p.m.
Location: USI, University Center East, Room 2229
Registration Fee: $109

CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS COMPUTER COMPETENCY - LEVEL II

WINDOWS AND COMPUTER NETWORKS LEVEL II                                                NO. CIS211
Participants will learn about Windows operating systems (versions 7 and 8), corporate networks, and the devices that make up a network. Participants will establish an awareness of networks and data security.

Date and Time: Monday, March 3, 6 to 9 pm
Location: Innovation Pointe, 318 Main Street, downtown Evansville
Registration Fee: $69

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING LEVEL II                                                                      NO. CIS271
Participants will learn the basic functionality of social media tools, including Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, as they are used in promoting/marketing services and products for companies.

Date and Time: Monday, March 10, 6 to 9 p.m.
Location: Innovation Pointe, 318 Main Street, downtown Evansville
Registration Fee: $69

WORD 2010 LEVEL II                                                                                               NO. CIS221
Learn to adjust default settings, use bullets and numbering, find/replace text and other editing tools, create tables, insert images and shapes, and create templates. Keyboard shortcuts will be introduced as well.

Dates and Time: Two Mondays, March 17 and 31, 6 to 9 p.m.
Location: Innovation Pointe, 318 Main Street, downtown Evansville
Registration Fee: $129

EXCEL 2010 LEVEL II                                                                                                NO. CIS231
Learn the following Excel tasks: protecting spreadsheets, inserting formulas/functions, creating charts and using them in Word, formatting charts, adding comments, naming a range, finding/replacing data, sorting and filtering data, and inserting images, shapes, and SmartArt.

Dates and Time: Two Mondays, April 7 and 14, 6 to 9 p.m.
Location: Innovation Pointe, 318 Main Street, downtown Evansville
Registration Fee: $129

POWERPOINT 2010 LEVEL II                                                                                  NO. CIS251
Participants will create presentations with templates, text, and graphics. They will learn to alter a template, insert animations/transitions, and reorder slides. Participants will add presenter notes, queue their presentations, and discover different ways of printing presentations appropriate for the presenter and the audience when handouts are needed.

Date and Time: Monday, April 21, 6 to 9 p.m.
Location: Innovation Pointe, 318 Main Street, downtown Evansville
Registration Fee: $69

DATA BASE PRINCIPLES LEVEL II                                                                           NO. CIS241
Participants will learn about databases, their basic structure, the importance of entering data correctly, and how to use queries to view the data using several data bases. They will also learn the basics of Microsoft Access including creating a database from a template, entering data, sorting/filtering data, importing data, creating forms and reports, and building queries.

Dates and Time: Two Mondays, May 12 and 19, 6 to 9 p.m.
Location: Innovation Pointe, 318 Main Street, downtown Evansville
Registration Fee: $129



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