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Howard College - Big Spring, Lamesa, San Angelo, SWCID

Computers & Technology

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Please check the course listing below for upcoming Computers & Technology classes available from Howard College Workforce Training / Continuing Education on the Big Spring Campus. If you are interested in more details about a course or enrolling in a course, please contact us at (432) 264-5131.

V Beginner / Intermediate Microsoft (MS) Office

Course Contact Hours – 8 hrs.

This course will cover the following items:

  • Word Basics
    Getting Started with Word - Text Basics - Modifying Page Layout - Using Indents and Tabs - Line and Paragraph Spacing - Working with Lists - Adding Breaks - Working with Columns, Hyperlinks and Shapes - Text Boxes and WordArt - Inserting Clip Art and Pictures - Formatting Pictures
  • Excel Basics
    Getting Started with Excel - Modifying Columns, Rows, and Cells - Formatting Cells and Tables - Creating Simple and Complex Formulas - Worksheet Basics - Working with Basic Functions - Sorting, Outlining, and Filtering Data
  • PowerPoint Basics
    Getting Started with PowerPoint - Slide and Text Basics - Applying Themes and Transitions - Inserting Images, Videos, and Audio - Presenting Slide Show - Modifying Lists and Themes - Formatting Pictures - WordArt and Shapes - Arranging Objects - Animating Text and Objects 

V Intermediate / Advanced Microsoft (MS) Office

Course Contact Hours – 8 hrs.

This course will cover the following items:

  • Doing More with Word
    Styles and Themes - Working with Headers and Footers - Working with Tables - SmartArt Graphics - Using a Template - Using Mail Merge
  • Doing More with Excel
    Reviewing and Sharing Workbooks - Using Templates - Working with Charts - Working with Sparklines - Using Conditional Formatting - Creating PivotTables - Using What-If Analysis
  • Doing More with PowerPoint
    SmartArt Illustrations - Hyperlinks and Action Buttons - Working with Tables - Working with Charts - Reviewing Presentations - Advanced Presentation Options
  • Access Basics
    Introduction to Databases and Objects - Getting Started in Access - Managing Databases and Objects - Working with Tables and Forms - Sorting and Filtering Records - Designing a Query - Creating Reports - Modifying Tables - Creating and Formatting Forms - Designing Your Own Database
  • Publisher Basics
    Getting to Know Publisher 2010 - Producing a Publication - Creating a New Publication - Working with Text, Shapes, Pictures, and Tables

V Introduction to Basic Computers

Course Contact Hours – 7.50 hrs.

This course will cover the following items:

Getting to Know Computers, Understanding Operating Systems, Understanding Applications, Web Apps and the Cloud, Basic Parts of a Desktop Computer, Buttons, Sockets and Slots on a Desktop Computer, Inside a Desktop Computer, Laptop Computers and Netbooks, Getting to Know Mobile Devices, Setting Up a Computer, Beginning to Use Your Computer, Getting to Know the OS, Connecting to the Internet, Computer Safety and Maintenance, Basic Troubleshooting Techniques

V Social Media / Email

Course Contact Hours – 7 hrs.

This course will cover the following items:

Why We Should Care About Social Media - What are the Social Media? - What Important Developments in the last 24 months should I know about? - How has Video Transformed the Web? - The Changing Role of PR - Buzz Versus Word of Mouth Marketing - Why Blogs Matter  - Three Kings: MySpace, Facebook, and YouTube - The Marketers Role; What can you really do with social media - Private Social Networks

V Web Design

Course Contact Hours – 7 hrs.

This course will cover the following items:

Searching the Web, History of the Internet, History of the Web, File Conventions, How Web Works, Basic Design Features of the Web, Hyperlinking and Interactivity, Using a Web Editor, Using a Digital Camera, Manipulating Photos, Fonts and Type Graphics, Troubleshooting, More Advanced Design Concepts