Computer Training

Grant funding may be available for MS Excel, Business Computer Applications and Practical Computers for underemployed and/or unemployed Massachusetts residents (summer term only, fall term not available).  
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MS Excel Certificate
From beginning to advanced functions, this course is designed to teach you the features of MS Excel. Upon successful completion you will be able to: create and format a worksheet; create formulas; manipulate and calculate data with advanced formulas, create and modify tables, present data with charts, analyze data using PivotTables, customize data, work with multiple workbooks, import and export data.  Pre-Req: -Students must be proficient with MS Windows & keyboarding in a PC environment.
24 hours  $330
Summer:  May 29 - July 24    6p - 9p      Wednesday

No class July 3
Bedford Campus, Building Academic Resources, AR 101
Course Number:  TEC 759 30      CRN: 13745
Professor:  TROCHE

Fall:  October 1 - November 19   6p - 9p   Tuesday
Bedford Campus, Building Academic Resources, AR 102
Course Number:  TEC 759 30      CRN:  18213
Professor:  TROCHE

New!  Google Workspace Applications
Do you use Gmail at work or at home? Did you know with your Gmail account you have access to other key apps like Docs for word processing, Sheets for creating spreadsheets, and Slides and for developing presentations? We will explore Google Drive and Google Apps and their potential uses.   We will start by learning the ins-and-outs of the Google apps, Gmail, Calendar and Contacts. In Session 2, you will discover the basics of navigating and storing files in Google Drive while discovering the core features of Google Docs. Session 3 will advance your knowledge of Google Drive and explore the essentials of Google’s spreadsheet, Sheets. And finally, in Session 4 participants will learn about the similarities and differences between Google’s presentation app, Slides and diagram design app, Drawings. Throughout this course, you will also learn how these essential apps are interconnected; how files in Google Drive can be stored, organized and shared with other users; and tips and tricks for maximizing Google Workspace personally and professionally. (12 hours)  $175
Pre-Req: Students must have basic computer skills in a Windows environment  independently and proficiently using a mouse with right/left click, creating and saving documents, creating and renaming folders, searching for and navigating websites on the internet; and opening, composing and sending emails. This course is NOT a computer basic skills course.
October 3 - October 24 from 6p - 9p Thursday
Course Number TEC 791-30   CRN:  18464
Bedford Campus, Building Academic Resources, AR 102
Professor: TROCHE

Google Sheets
Are you or your organization new to Google Sheets? This course is for people new to Sheets or for those who have been learning Sheets on the fly and would like to fill in the gaps. Throughout the course participants will explore beginning to advanced features in the spreadsheet application, Google Sheets, that is free with a personal or organization’s Google account. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: navigate Google Sheets, create and save workbooks to the Google Drive, create and format data in worksheets, manipulate and calculate data using custom formulas or pre-formatted functions, present data using charts, apply conditional formatting to data sets, and create and analyze data using PivotTables. We will also review tips & tricks for organizing file in your Google Drive.
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for a more comprehensive list of skills that will be taught in the course and a 7-question questionnaire to use to determine if this course is for you.  Pre-Req: While this course is for students new to Google Sheets, students must have a proficient knowledge of computers (e.g. left/right mouse click, basic keyboarding, creating folders, saving files, and using email). $255. 18 hours
October 2 - November 6 from 6p - 9p 
Course Number TEC 788-30     CRN 18400
Bedford MA campus 
Building Academic Resources, Room AR 101
Professor:  TROCHE

Business Computer Applications Certificate
This certificate course will prepare you for a position in offices where proficiency in software such as Microsoft Office suite is used. These positions include administrative assistant, customer service or data entry. Students will become proficient in computer skills such as file & folder management, system backup, device/printer setup, internet basics, password management along with word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation, and calendar software packages. These tools are commonly used in most work environments today. (24 hours) $330
6/4 – 7/30           5:00pm - 8:00pm              Tuesday 
Bedford campus   Building:  Academic Resources, Room AR 101 Instructor:  Kelley
Course Number:  TEC 748 31       CRN: 13522
No class July 2

7/12 – 8/30        9:00am - 12:00pm            Friday
Lowell campus   Building: Cowan Center, Room LC 201     Instructor:  Kilroy
Course Number:  TEC 748 80       CRN: 13908

Practical Computers - An Intro to PC’s and Windows
This course is an introduction to the computer and computer applications via lecture and hands-on activities. We start with an overview of computer hardware, software, and networks that include the use of Microsoft Windows for running programs, the creation of folders, and file management. We continue with a focus on Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Email, and the Internet. (12 hours) $219
6/7 – 6/28             9:00am - 12:00pm            Friday   
Lowell campus     Building: Cowan Center, Room LC 201
Course Number: TEC 602 80        CRN: 13723        
Instructor: Kilroy

8/6 – 8/27           5:00pm - 8:00pm              Tuesday
Bedford MA campus   
Building: Academic Resources, Room AR 101 
Course Number: TEC 602 31        CRN: 14072        

Instructor: Kelley


Google IT Support Professional Certificate/ Comp TIA A+ Exam - Hybrid

Google's IT Support Professional/CompTIA A+ Certificate is a program that prepares you for entry-level roles in IT support with no experience or degree necessary. Through a dynamic mix of video lectures, quizzes, and hands-on labs and widgets, this program introduces learners to troubleshooting, customer service, networking, operating systems, system administration, and security. The curriculum includes motivating personal stories from Google employees, with unique backgrounds and perspectives, who started their careers in IT support. Upon completion, learners receive a Google IT Support Professional Certificate badge they can display on their LinkedIn profiles.  Class consists of 12-16 hours per week of self-paced online study through a software license and 2 hours of in-class instruction with an IT professional.  Weekly office hours are included for additional support. Not eligible for tuition waivers.  (180 hours).  $2100. The CompTIA A+ exam fee is included in the tuition. Textbooks are a separate fee and not included.

Pre-requisite: A general understanding of Windows client operating systems and experience with Microsoft products and technologies is recommended. Regular access to a Microsoft based PC (MS Windows or MS Edge) is required.

Course Number: TEC 780 33   CRN: 18392

September 28, 2024 to March 1, 2025
10am to 12pm     

Online with class meeting times*
Professor:  BOWEN JR

* Class may meet on campus one or two times during the course


Last Modified: 5/23/24