Computer Literacy/Microsoft Office
Independent Study - This course is individualized to fit the needs of each student and develop basic alpha/numeric keyboarding skills on the computer. Emphasis is on achieving a straight-copy speed of 20 gross words a minute with a predetermined error limit. 1 credit course.
Independent Study - This course is designed to build speed and skills learned in Beginning Typing/Keyboarding, using the current version of Microsoft Word and Keyboarding Pro with an emphasis of attaining straight copy rate of 45-60 gross wpm with a predetermined error limit. Additionally, students will develop skills needed to effectively format a variety of business documents. 3 credit course.
Level 1 - (Computer Applications I)
Computer literacy is a foundational element of success in today’s technology-driven world. This course is intended for adults to learn concepts associated with key application software, basic computing fundamentals, and ethics and appropriate behavior while using technology as a tool in the world of work and in life. Adults learn how to use a computer/communication device to effectively and critically navigate, evaluate and create information using a range of sources available from the Internet. Adults enhance their ability to read for knowledge, write coherently, and think critically about the written word. Completing the course will lead to certification through Precision Exams. It is also articulated with VVC for BET 133.
Level 2 - (Computer Applications II a,b,c**)
After students have completed a foundational computer literacy course, they will be able to participate in the next level. This course is project-based designed to provide students with hands-on use of spreadsheets, word processing and presentation applications while studying computer concepts such as cloud computing and the Internet. The effective use of technology and internet resources are used to further develop teamwork, communication and presentation skills in a variety of formats. Students will focus on Industry level certification standards from Microsoft to be eligible to take performance assessments in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and/or Excel. It is also articulated with VVC for BET 104 (Word for Windows); BET 112 (Spreadsheets for Windows); BET 131 (Presentations for Windows)**Note: CANNOT take all three in the same semester, must be enrolled separately.
Our CTE Programs are taught by Dr. Susan Morris and are articulated with Victor Valley College (VVC). Dr. Morris holds a Ph.D in Education along with an MBA and Masters of Education. Our CTE program begins with a basic computer class that involves typing and career building skills at the adult level. There are a total of 5 courses offered within the designated Business Pathway:
Computer Literacy - BET133 through VVC
Typing I - BET 101
Typing II - BET 122
Microsoft Word - BET 104
Microsoft Excel - BET 112
Accounting I - BADM 50
Accounting II - BADM 51
Each course offers an industry recognized certification that can be used to enhance and improve a student’s resume. Most of our certificates are offered through Precision Exams at no cost to the student. Our Microsoft courses offer the student an opportunity to take an official Microsoft exam with a small cost for the exam.
The courses Computer Literacy and Microsoft Word are open enrollment throughout the year. They are designed to be completed within 2 months - earning 3 credits each with Victor Valley College. These two courses are self-paced and can be completed as quickly as a student wants or can take an entire semester. Open enrollment for Spring semester is available until April - so that students can be completed by the beginning of June.
Computer Applications Brochure
CTE courses offered at other Adult Schools in our region
Hesperia Adult School offers Pharmacy Technician, Cosmetology/Manicuring, and Registered Dental Assistant
Apple Valley Adult School offers Construction Technology
Victor Valley Adult School offers Medical Records and Billing