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These single-session courses are designed to introduce various computer applications. If you are considering purchasing software, if you are a beginning computer user and need a boost to get started, or if you are switching to new software and need to get off on the right foot with self-directed learning, these courses are right for you.

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These courses vary in length according to topic and provide more in-depth experience with various operating systems and software packages. They are meant for those who need to develop proficiency in the use of specific applications.


Noncredit computer courses are taught in microcomputer laboratories on the USI campus using the Windows operating system. Windows XP and Vista are used in the labs, but Windows 95, 98, 2000, ME, and NT users can also benefit from these courses.


All courses in this section carry continuing education hours for accountants and health care administrators.




CERTIFICATE IN COMPUTER PROFICIENCY                                                                               
A Certificate in Computer Proficiency has been developed to help individuals acquire and demonstrate a body of knowledge of popular computer programs. This 60-hour certificate provides participants with hands-on training in Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint as well as usage and benefits of the Internet. The Certificate requires these courses: Getting Started with and Using Windows, Getting Started with and Using Word, Getting Started With and Using Excel, Getting Started with and Using Access, any three-hour PowerPoint course and any three-hour Internet course. A proficiency examination is required upon completion of the course work. Those who believe they already have the skills and knowledge taught in some or all of the required A Getting Started with@ courses may sit for an exemption examination. The fee for the Certificate in Computer Proficiency is $100 plus the standard cost of each course. This fee covers registration in the certificate program, maintenance of personal files, and administration of the post tests. For more information on the Certificate in Computer Proficiency, call 812/464-1989.
CERTIFICATE IN COMPUTER PROFICIENCY EXEMPTION TEST                                                  
Participants have the option of taking an exemption exam for the A “Getting Started” courses. The exam has four sections—Windows, Word, Excel, and Access. Students may select the sections they wish to attempt and will be exempt from “Getting Started” courses in the areas in which they pass the exemption test. There is a charge of $49 for one to four sections of the test. See testing dates below
CERTIFICATE IN COMPUTER PROFICIENCY POST TEST                                                             
Successful completion of the Certificate in Computer Proficiency requires participants to complete the required courses, as well as pass a general proficiency examination for each section. Participants are eligible to take the post test after they have completed each of the required courses. The fee for the post test is covered in the Certificate in Computer Proficiency Fee, however, participants do need to register at least one week before the scheduled test date.

COMPUTER TESTING                                                                                                                     
The Certificate in Computer Proficiency Exemption Test and the Proficiency Post Test will be held in the Continuing Education Computer Lab, University Center East, Room 2229. All participants must register no later than one week prior to the testing date. If you are unable to attend the dates listed call Outreach and Engagement at 812/464-1989 or 800/467-8600 to see if alternative arrangements can be made.

For times, call 812/464-1989

INTRODUCTION TO THE WINDOWS 8 INTERFACE                                               NO. CIS513
The Windows 8.1 interface is completely new in appearance. This course is designed to help participants learn to perform day-to-day tasks efficiently in the user-friendly environment of Windows 8.1. Participants will explore the Windows 8.1 user interface using the new mouse and touch gestures; learn about the colored tile applications; and explore the Windows Store where they can purchase apps, videos, and music. Bring your Windows 8.1 laptop or tablet to class.

Dates and Time: Two Mondays, January 20 and 27, 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: Innovation Pointe, First Floor Computer Lab, 318 Main Street, downtown Evansville
Registration Fee: $119, includes a copy of Easy Microsoft Windows 8.1

DESKTOP MANAGEMENT WITH WINDOWS 8.1                                                       NO. CIS514
Develop proficiency in using the desktop functions of Windows 8.1. Topics to be discussed include running desktop apps, managing storage, networking devices, working with photos and music, and browsing the Internet. Bring your Windows 8.1 laptop computer or tablet to class.

Date and Time: Two Mondays, February 17 and 24, 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: Innovation Pointe, First Floor Computer Lab, 318 Main Street, downtown Evansville
Registration Fee: $119, includes a copy of Easy Microsoft Windows 8.1

MICROSOFT PROJECT 2013                                                                                    NO. CIS591
Is your organization considering implementing project management software? Do you need to manage projects more effectively? Do you need a method of communicating project timelines and deliverables to your customers or clients? This three-hour course is designed to familiarize participants with basic features of Microsoft Project 2013.

Datse and Time: Three Wednesday, April 23-May 7, 6 to 9 p.m.
Location: USI, University Center East, Room 2229
Registration Fee: $199

CLOUD COMPUTING                                                                                               NO. CIS300
Participants will learn about cloud storage (Dropbox, Flickr, Google Drive) and cloud applications for word processing, presentations, spreadsheets, and collaborative work.

Date and Time: Monday, May 5, 6 to 9 p.m.
Location: Innovation Pointe, First Floor Computer Lab, 318 Main Street, downtown Evansville
Registration: $89


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