Computer Training Information

Computer Basics

Learn the basics with no pressure of exams. We provide individual lessons for the home user, so you do not have to wait for a class. Each session is one hour. These classes are NOT sponsored by NYSCB. Examples of lessons are:

Intro to Computers

Cost: $65 | Sessions: 1

Provides a basic introduction to computers and assistive technology. Both keyboard and mouse techniques are demonstrated.

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Intro to Word

Cost: $65 | Sessions: 1

Learn how to create, format, spell-check, save, open, and print a document. Prerequisite: basic typing skills.

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Intro to Gmail

Cost: $65 | Sessions: 1

We’ll help you set up a Gmail account and show you how to compose, reply, forward, and attach those precious pictures to send to family and friends.

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Intro to Google

Cost: $65 | Sessions: 1

Looking for something? Let us help you unlock the secrets to searching with one of the most powerful search tools on the Web – the Google search page. We’ll giv you tips for narrowing your search so that you do not spend frustrating hours pointing and clicking to no avail.

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Intro to Ease of Access

Cost: $75 | Sessions: 1

If you only need a small amount of enlargement or changes in contrast or color, you can learn to manipulate screen elements with features built into your Windows computer.  We offer this training as individualized instruction.  Prerequisites: Keyboarding or approval of CCVIP staff.

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Assistive Technology Clinics

Zoomtext Clinic

Cost: $300 | Sessions: 2

Take full advantage of the features of ZoomText. This clinic is tailored to meet the needs of each student enrolled whether in need of a brush-up or an advanced user. The first session focuses on visual elements of ZoomText and the second session addresses speech features. Prerequisite: Keyboarding knowledge.

Day Date Time
Tuesdays 2/20 & 2/27 9:30am-12:30am

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ZoomText Fusion Clinic

Cost: $300 | Sessions: 2

ZoomText Fusion is a marriage of two technologies in one package: ZoomText large print with JAWS screen reader. It benefits those with progressive vision loss, since you can use it with large print only, large print with full speech in the background, or speech only.  This clinic is divided into two parts. The first session focuses on visual elements of ZoomText and the second session addresses speech features. If you not see a class date, individualized training is available. Prerequisite: Keyboarding knowledge.

Day Date Time
Thursday 1/11&1/18 9:30am-12:30pm

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MAGic Clinic

Cost: $300 | Sessions: 2

The two sessions of the clinic cover the visual and speech features of the MAGic screen enlargement program. Both beginners and advanced computer users can learn to navigate and read the screen more efficiently using the mouse or keyboard commands. If the class is not available, we can provide individualized instruction in MAGic.

Day Date Time
Tuesdays 3/6&3/13 9:30am-12:30pm

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JAWS Clinic

JAWS is one of the most powerful screen readers on the market today. In this course we will review basic reading commands; explore the menus in the JAWS interface; learn where and how to get help for the JAWS application as well as other popular programs; and learn how to customize the program to meet your needs.  Individualized sessions are available. Prerequisite: Keyboarding knowledge.

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Career Seminars

Entrance Seminars for New Students: Windows for Beginners or Exploring Windows are prerequisites for most CCVIP courses and selected seminars. These seminars help students assess their skills & select appropriate classes. If a seminar is not available, we make every attempt to accommodate a potential student, and can offer individualized instruction.

Exploring Windows

Cost:$85 | Sessions: 1

A hands-on guided tour of popular applications for students with some prior computer experience. Prerequisite: Basic keyboard skills; computer experience.

Day Date Time
Wednesday 1/31 1:30pm-3:30pm
Wednesday 2/21 1:30pm-3:30pm
Wednesday 3/21 1:00pm-3:00pm
Tuesday 5/22 9:30am-11:30am
Thursday 6/21 9:30am-11:30am
     

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Intro to Windows

Cost: $85 | Sessions: 1

An introduction to navigating Windows elements. Little or no computer experience is required. Prerequisite: Basic keyboard skills.

Day Date Time
Thursday 1/4 9:30am-11:30am
Tuesday 3/14 1:30pm-3:30pm
Tuesday 4/24 1:30pm-3:30pm
Thursday 5/24 9:30am-11:30am
     

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Exploring the MAC

Cost: $85 | Sessions: 1

An introduction to navigating MAC elements. Prerequisite:  Good computer user in the Windows environment. Individualized instruction only.

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Vocational Courses

These courses are listed on a separate page.

Power Seminars

If you see a seminar you like but it is not scheduled, you may request individualized instruction. Prices listed are for group sessions, unless specified.  Please call for more information.

NEW-Creating PivotTables in MS Excel

Cost: $100 | Sessions: 1

Speed is crucial for workplace success. Learn how to work 20 times faster in Excel using the PivotTables feature. In just a few clicks, you can summarize data, organize Tables and create Reports. The ability to use PivotTable is now a key job skill in many positions in business, policy, educational administration and beyond. This is an intermediate function in Excel. Prerequisite: Using Excel, or Using Excel: Level 2.

Day Date Time
Thursday 12/14 1:30pm-3:30pm
     

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