About this programme
This course will guide you through four modules:
You will learn through the latest Internationally standardised online tutorials, activities and tests, with the support of our friendly knowledgeable coaches on hand to offer assistance to gain computer confidence and learn new skills.
You will learn at your own pace and speed, working through each module at a pace that bests suits your learning. Each module is allocated 5 weeks, but you can move through at your own pace.
Whangārei: Friday's 10 AM - 2.30 PM in Room B220, Gate 3, Raumanga Campus
Kaitaia: Friday's 9 AM - 1.30 PM in Room 2 (Computer Lab), Oxford Street, Kaitaia
Introduction to computing, Internet and email
Learn the basic of how a computer works, how to create files in a Microsoft Windows environment, learn how to access and search on the Internet, how to create emails and attach a document. Correct online etiquette and how to keep yourself safe online.
Microsoft Word - Beginners
Word–processing involves creating a document (letter, memo, report, assignment, etc.) on the computer. To create a document you start with a blank screen on the computer, and as you type information, it is displayed on the screen as a Word Document. Once a document is created you can change its appearance and/or text, rearrange or make corrections to it; you can print it, or save it, add to it, reprint or edit at a later time.
Word is recommended as the pre–requisite module to all other modules on this programme. You will learn functions, features and techniques in Word that are used in other Microsoft applications (eg. Excel).
Microsoft Excel - Beginners
Excel is used to create spreadsheets. Spreadsheets are documents that are laid out in a graph style, with columns and rows, rather than a blank “page” as in Word.
Spreadsheets are used for mathematical calculations, for example, add a list of numbers, find the average in a set of numbers or to calculate GST. Data, (text and numbers) is entered into the spreadsheet using the keyboard, and calculations are made by using the functions and features available in Excel.
Microsoft Powerpoint - Beginners
Powerpoint is used to create presentations, documents with images and slide shows, and much more. Many of the basic functionalities are the same as within Word.
How do I enrol?
Download and return the Enrolment section of Community Computing brochure. If you have any questions please contact our Enquiries and Enrolments Centre by email, or by phoning 0800 162 100.
What to bring?
Please bring a USB stick to save your work, and pen and paper to take notes. You will be supplied with class text and printer paper.