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Computer: Home and Office Computing

Computer: Home and Office Computing — (Grades Mature 8–12) Computer Science Credit

Teacher:  Mr. Bill Trinklein

Time:  NOT OFFERED IN 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR

Class and HSB Cost:  $350
HSB, Inc. assesses a $35 computer lab fee which is included in the above price.

Book: None. All instructional materials are provided by the tutor in our online course management system (Moodle), including: full-featured user guides, videos, sample documents, and links to high-quality material on sites that are safe, secure and free.

Supplies: Each student should have use of a PC or Mac computer, with access to the Internet.

Prerequisite: Students should be able to navigate their computer, use a web browser, and perform tasks such as open/close programs, print, etc., and be able to type on their keyboard with at least 20 wpm, with an accuracy rate of 97%.

***This class meets for 1½ hours

Students learn some of the basic about the anatomy of a computer, operating systems, file and folder management and computer networking. The primary focus of the remainder of the course is on helping students develop home and office computing skills using the six powerful OpenOffice applications that are compatible with other major office suites: Writer™ (word processor), Math™ (equation editor), Draw™ (vector graphics app), Impress™ (presentation app), Calc™ (spreadsheet), and Base™ (relational database).
Since OpenOffice™ applications have the ability to import or export documents to/from Microsoft® and other office software programs, students will receive additional training on working with multiple file formats and they will become “multi-lingual” with many computer software applications, which will prove to be a bonus for them with all the new open source technology coming out. Each class begins with a prayer and spiritual thought that is relevant and appropriate for everyone. Students who complete this course will be well prepared for college and beyond.

 

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12295 Mindarca Dr. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534
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