Technology Requirements for Quick Careers Training

In order to be successful in the Quick Careers Training program, students need to have good computer skills.

  • If you are a beginner on the computer, you should take the Human Resource Development (HRD) course, “Job Seeker Technology Awareness” and/or “Computer Skills for Today’s Job Seeker” FIRST, to strengthen your computer skills before registering for a Quick Careers course. (Contact Jennifer Smith @ 336-334-4822 extension 55057 with questions.)
  • Individuals should also know that as a Quick Careers student, you will need to have access to a computer outside of class in order to complete required coursework.
  • Computers used outside of class would need to be Internet connected and also have compatible software to what is used in class (e.g. Microsoft®Word, Excel, and, Power Point 2010, etc.) If you do not have a home computer, you should plan to visit a GTCC “Open Lab” to complete required course work.

The below checklist provides information regarding the minimum computer skills needed in order to register for a Quick Careers course. Potential students should thoroughly evaluate their computer skills using this checklist.

Quick Careers Training Computer Skills Self-Assessment

Checklist:

  1. You should be able to turn a computer on and off
    • Do you know the difference in an operating system versus an application software (i.e. Windows®7 versus Microsoft®Office 2007)
  2. Do you know how to use the computer desktop
    • Do you know how to make a folder on the desktop
    • Do you know how to save information on the desktop
    • Do you know how to retrieve information from the desktop
  3. Do you know what a flash/jump drive is
    • Do you know how to make a folder on a flash/jump drive
    • Do you know how to save information on a flash/jump drive
    • Do you know how to retrieve information from a flash/jump drive
  4. Do you know how to use the Internet
    • Can you bookmark a website
    • Can you “Google Search”/research information on the Internet
  5. Do you have a personal e-mail account
    • Can you access your personal e-mail from a computer other than your home computer
    • Can you send Internet links via e-mail
    • Can you send an attachment in an e-mail
  6. Do you know how to create, save and use a basic Microsoft®Word document
    • Word processing software
    • Can you type at least 25-30 words per minute
  7. Are you familiar with Microsoft®Excel
    • Spreadsheet software
  8. Are you familiar with Microsoft®PowerPoint
    • Presentation software

Contact the Quick Careers Training Office @ 336-334-4822 extension 53108 with questions.