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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
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)
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
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
Do you know how to use the Internet
Can you bookmark a website
Can you “Google Search”/research information on the Internet
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
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
Are you familiar with Microsoft®Excel
Are you familiar with Microsoft®PowerPoint
Contact the Quick Careers Training Office @ 336-334-4822 extension 53108 with questions.