Computer (COMP)

COMP 100 36 Hours Introduction to Computers

Designed for those who know nothing or very little about computers. Builds computer technology understanding, makes one a better consumer of computers and products, and explores operation systems, software and hardware. Provides foundation for other SCE computer classes. (Apportionment)

COMP 105 36 Hours Discover the Internet

A hands-on overview of Internet concepts, Web browsing using Internet Explorer; email, newsgroups, FTP, netiquette, security issues, research, and more. Hands-on including on-line browsing. Recommended proficiency in: Introduction to Computers or equivalent. (Apportionment)

COMP 119 24 Hours Adobe Photoshop Elements

Advisory: Knowledge of Windows.

Utilize photo editing software to enhance graphic design capabilities. This class introduces tools used by professional designers in an easy to use, powerful, digital- image editing program. Textbook may be required. (Apportionment)

COMP 121 24 Hours Digital Photo Albums for Beginners

Advisory: MS 104 Introduction to Windows Operating Systems and COMP 105 Discover the Internet.

Learn how to import photos from various sources; organize and manage photos; perform basic editing functions of photos email photos and share albums; create slide shows and video CDs; and create cards, calendars, albums, and a photo book. Textbook may be required. (Apportionment)

COMP 350 36 Hours Introduction to Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) for Excel

Advisory: MS 165 MS Excel - Power-User skills or Experience building Excel spreadsheet in response to data needs or externally delivered requirements.

Learn how to create and edit Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) code without using the macro recorder. Learn how to write VBA projects using subroutines and functions. Understand how to utilize VBA's methods and properties to perform Excel work in a fast and flexible manner. (Apportionment)

COMP 510 30 Hours Keyboarding Mastery I

Prerequisite(s): The student must be able to key 35 net words per minute (nwpm) timed writing or have completed COMP 685 Beginning Keyboarding with a pass grade.

The first of two keyboarding courses designed to increase keying speed and accuracy to employment levels of 50+ nwpm. (Apportionment)

COMP 511 30 Hours Keyboarding Mastery II

Prerequisite(s): The student must have completed COMP 510 Keyboarding Mastery I with a pass grade.

The second of two keyboarding courses designed to increase and maintain keying speed and accuracy to employment levels of 50+ net words per minute (nwpm). (Apportionment)

COMP 620 Securing Your PC For The Internet

Prerequisite(s): Prior Windows Experience.

Learn preventive techniques to secure your Windows PC from Internet threats such as viruses, spyware, and hackers. Explore different tools available to remove these threats and prevent future occurrences. (Apportionment)

COMP 645 44 Hours Integrated Computer Projects

Designed for those who want to apply the knowledge they have gained from previous computer classes. See how those skills can be put to work in real world simulations! Capstone course for students who have already learned the basics of computer usage. Recommended proficiency in: Introduction to Computers, Discover the Internet, MS Office Overview or equivalent. (Apportionment)

COMP 650 36 Hours QuickBooks Fundamentals for the Financial Office Applications

Teaches students the basics of using the QuickBooks software to develop customized financial application for business. The course covers special techniques for reducing data entry time, eliminating errors and getting consistent results. Upon completion students will understand the basics of QuickBooks to simplify financial tasks. (Apportionment)

COMP 655 18 Hours MS Word Fundamentals for the Financial Office Applications

This brief course covers the essentials to creating simple documents with Microsoft Word in a financial office enviroment. An excellent course for beginners or those who need to know the basic. In-class projects will include memos, lists, letters, resumes and signs. letters, resumes and signs. (Apportionment)

COMP 660 18 Hours MS Excel Fundamentals for the Financial Office Applications

This brief course covers the essentials to creating simple spreadsheets with Microsoft Excel in a financial office environment. An excellent course for beginners or those who need to know the basic. In-class projects will include an address list, budget, and inventory tracking sheet. (Apportionment)

COMP 665 18 Hours MS Powerpoint Fundamentals for the Financial Office Applications

This brief course covers the essentials to creating simple presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint in a financial office environment. An excellent course for beginners or those who need to know the basics. Topics will include animations, transitions and slide shows. Learn how to create a professional-looking slide show without designing each slide from scratch! (Apportionment)

COMP 670 36 Hours Create PDF's with Adobe Acrobat

Learn the standard for sharing documents online! Create PDF files using Adobe Acrobat. Protect documents, create forms, and combine multiple files with Adobe Acrobat. (Apportionment)

COMP 675 36 Hours Digital Scrapbooking

Advisory: Knowledge of Windows and Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.

Scrapbooking is a 2.5 billion dollar industry in the United States. Computerized graphic design is dramatically transforming the industry. Digital scrapbooking skills are important for anyone working in the graphic design field. Learn the design essentials of professional digital scrapbooks, hardware and software requirements, and the creation of graphic elements. (Apportionment)

COMP 685 36 Hours Beginning Keyboarding

Stop hunting and pecking at the keyboard with this short course. Learn the keyboard layout to build speed and accuracy. Course covers proper technique at the computer keyboard as well as 10-key keyboarding. Textbook Required (Apportionment)

COMP 690 18 Hours Email Essentials

Advisory: Introduction to Computers.

Students will create an email account, learn to send electronic messages, attachments, manage contacts, create distribution lists and organize messages in folders. Learn this critical business skill set in this 18-hour course. (Apportionment)

COMP 700 24 Hours Adobe Photoshop Elements Tools for Intermediate Users

Advisory: Knowledge of Windows and Adobe Photoshop Elements For intermediate- or advanced-level photographers or scrapbookers.

Covers tools and techniques for creating text with character, custom shapes and layer styles to add pizzazz, using and creating brushes for embellishments, adding blend modes and filters to give dimension, and automating pages using templates. (Apportionment)

COMP 705 24 Hours Digital Photo Restoration and Portrait Makeovers

knowledge of Windows For photographers and scrapbookers who want to advance their skills to repair old photos and touch up portraits. Topics include repairing scratches and tears on old photos; fixing hair, teeth, skin, red eyes, and blemishes; enhancing photos; combining images; creating backgrounds and frames; and selecting photo papers. Textbook Required. (Apportionment)

COMP 715 30 Hours Computer Components - Introduction

This course is designed to provide the fundamentals in computer servicing. It introduces individuals to the names and general characteristics of a variety of a variety of components of a computer system. You will experience a hands-on approach to learning installation, configuring, and upgrading computer components. (Fee-Based)

COMP 720 32 Hours Fundamental Principles of Printers, Scanners and Networks

This course is designed to provide the fundamentals of using printers, scanners and networks and providing support for them. The course will cover elements of installation, configuration, and networking that are necessary to provide support. (Fee-Based)

COMP 725 32 Hours Windows Security, Safety and Environmental Issues - Introduction

This course is designed to assist individuals in understanding personal computers on a technical level. You will receive hands-on experience managing Windows desktop security and internet security. You will also learn about safety and environmental computer issues. Essential elements of security are covered. (Fee-Based)

COMP 730 32 Hours Microsoft Windows for Help Desk Careers

This course will give individuals fundamental knowledge of various Windows Operating Systems. The course includes the installation, configuration, and supporting of Windows Operating Systems. Customizing and configuring to meet a company's needs will also be covered. (Fee-Based)

COMP 735 8 Hours Communication and Professionalism for Help Desk Professionals

This course is designed to provide the fundamentals of good communication and professionalism skills for working in a help desk environment. Topics include using good listening and diplomacy skills when communicating with customers and colleagues. (Fee-Based)

COMP 740 36 Hours A+ Essentials

This course will prepare you for the CompTIA A+ Essentials certification exam (2006 Objectives). Students will obtain the skills and knowledge necessary to install, build, upgrade, repair, configure, troubleshoot, and perform preventative maintenance on personal computer hardware and operating systems. Textbook Required. (Fee-Based)

COMP 745 36 Hours A+ Remote Support Technician (Practical Application)

Learn the skills necessary to work as a field service technician or support technician through hands-on activities. With a focus on A+ exam preparation, you will gain knowledge to install, configure, upgrade, and maintain PC workstations, the Windows OS and SOHO networks. Troubleshooting and computer security also covered. Textbook Required. (Fee-Based)

COMP 750 24 Hours Network+ Certification

This course will prepare you for the CompTIA Network+ Certification. This hands-on class covers describing the features and functions of networking components. It also includes managing, maintaining, troubleshooting, installing, operating, and configuring basic network infrastructure. Textbook Required. (Fee-Based)

COMP 755 10 Hours Blogging For Beginners

Learn to create your own blog. Topics include: name your blog, choose a blogging program, write creative posts, use tags, and add audience-building links to your text. Students will practice creating blogging and creating posts. (Fee-Based)

COMP 760 4 Hours Using Facebook & LinkedIn for Business

Social networking applications such as Facebook and LinkedIn allow you to communicate and share information with your contacts through message walls, groups, and instant messages. This course teaches how to use social networking applications to communicate and share information. Learn how to give your business maximum exposure with networking applications. (Fee-Based)

COMP 765 4 Hours Using Google Apps for Business

Google apps such as Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar are used by millions of users. Learn how to use these apps in your personal life and to save your company time and money. (Fee-Based)

COMP 770 4 Hours How To Use Microsoft Office Live

Microsoft Office Live is used for personal use and small business. Learn how to use Office Live to create a website, and store and share documents online. (Fee-Based)

COMP 775 2 Hours Transitioning to Windows 7 for Beginners

This course provides an overview of important new features in Windows 7 to help users work easily and efficiently with computers. Topics include the new features and tools to organize, find, protect, and share information. Hands-on lab instruction will be provided. (Fee-Based)

COMP 780 10 Hours Windows 7 Beta for IT Professionals

Advisory: Experience installing, configuring, and windows desktop operating systems.

This course is designed for individuals with experience installing, configuring, and supporting Windows desktop operating systems. Students will be introduced to the new features in Windows 7 Beta. Topics include user productivity, security and control, PC management, and desktop optimization. Participants will receive hands-on lab instruction. (Fee-Based)

COMP 800 32 Hours MS Overview for Help Desk

Learn the essential principles of Word, Excel, Access and Learn the essential principles of Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. Topics include document formatting, working with graphics, basic formulas, queries and reports. Participants will receive hands-on instruction on all concepts. (Fee-Based)

COMP 805 4 Hours What is GIS and How is it Used?

This class provides an overview of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and career opportunities with GIS. Topics include what GIS is, how it can be used, fundamental concepts of GIS, how and where GIS data is obtained, and how to create basic maps. Activities use ESRI ArcGIS 9.2 software. (Fee-Based)

COMP 807 36 Hours Geographic Information Systems (GIS) - Introduction

This course will discuss Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and its applications to spatial data management. The course will cover how and where GIS data is obtained, using Global Positioning Systems (GPS), geo-coding, map projection, georeferencing, and coordinate systems. Spatial analysis and hands-on projects will also be included. (Fee-Based)

COMP 810 30 Hours Introduction to Operating Systems

This course provides an introduction to computer operating systems such as Unix/Linux, DOS, and Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. Learn about system requirements, file systems management, protection and security, emerging technologies, and storage management through lectures and hands-on lab. (Fee-Based)

COMP 812 30 Hours Microsoft Windows Client Administration

This class covers installing, configuring, and administering Microsoft Windows client operating systems. Topics include using administrative tools to create user and group accounts and accessing shared resources on a network. Learn how to manage user profiles, how clients can join and operate within a domain network environment. (Fee-Based)

COMP 814 20 Hours Microsoft Project Professional - Introduction

This course is designed to teach you how to create, modify, update and implement project plans using Microsoft Project. You will learn the essentials for managing time, people, and budgets for projects large and small with Microsoft Project. (Fee-Based)

COMP 815 30 Hours Help Desk Support & Troubleshooting

This courses covers help desk support skills for the computer and information systems field. Topics include delivering effective technical support, common user problems, identifying the problem, help desk support tools, and resolving user problems. Students will be prepared to provide technical assistance to computer users. (Fee-Based)