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.  These classes are NOT sponsored by CBVH. Examples of lessons are:

Intro to Computers

Cost: $60 | 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: $60 | 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: $60 | 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: $60 | 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: $200 | 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. We also can offer this clinic as individualized training.

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MAGic Clinic

Cost: $200 | 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
Monday/Wednesday 8/10 & 8/12 9:30am-12:30pm
     

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JAWS Clinic

Cost: $100 | Sessions: 1

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 instruction in JAWS is also an option.

Day Date Time
Thursday 8/20 9:30am-12:30pm
     

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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.

Exploring Windows

Cost:$75 | 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
Tuesday 8/18 9:30am-11:30am
Thursday 10/22 9:30am-11:30am
Tuesday 12/22 1:30pm-3:30pm
     

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Intro to Windows

Cost: $75 | Sessions: 1

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

Day Date Time
Monday 12/7 10:00am-12:00pm
     

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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 - Intro to the Google Calendar

Cost: $100 | Sessions: 1

Google Calendar is a free accessible time-management Web-based application and mobile app. In this seminar you will learn to schedule one-time and recurring appointments and meetings, navigate lists of appointments and meetings, search for a particular appointment or meeting, share your calendar with others. You will learn this application in FireFox. if this seminar is popular, we will offer a second seminar that teaches you how to use Google Calendar on the iPhone.Prerequisites: Good assistive technology and Internet skills; Must have a active Gmail account.

Day Date Time
Tuesday 10/27 10:00am-12:00pm
     

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Intro to Facebook

Cost: $200 | Sessions: 2  

What is Facebook? How is it used and how can I use it for employment? In this seminar, we will get you up and running with your own Facebook account. You will learn how to: update your Status, search for and add new “friends” and “likes”, send emails within the Facebook environment, look at other people’s status updates and comment on them. Facebook is being more and more widely used by employers to “check out” their potential hires. Learn how you can utilize Facebook to participate in the ever growing use of social media in hiring practices. Prerequisites: Good assistive technology and Internet skills; must have a working email address.

Day Date Time
Mondays 10/19 & 10/26 10:00am-12:00pm
     

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Introduction to Twitter

Cost: $100 | Sessions: 1  

Twitter has become an increasingly important tool for gathering and disseminating information on local and world events. Use it to get tips on finding and maintaining a job, keep up with news for your current position. Remember: It’s whom you follow! In this Power Seminar, you’ll create a Twitter account; learn to navigate the more convenient mobile Twitter site as well as the main Twitter site, and more. Prerequisites: Good assistive technology and Internet skills.

Day Date Time
Tuesday 11/3 9:30am-11:30am
     

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