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The Salvation Army’s unique computer skills programs offer you a combination of job search skills and computer basics. All classes are hands-on in our computer lab with one student per station. Enrolment is limited to just 15 learners per class. Both introductory courses and intermediate courses run for 2 weeks at a time and are held 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

The intermediate program is designed to quickly acquaint you with applied, practical skills in MS Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint 2016. By the end of the program you will have developed a portfolio of documents that demonstrate your new or updated office and internet skills.


Introduction To Computers (50 Hours)

This course familiarizes students with both the hardware and software of their computer system. Students will be able to use the most common functions of theWindows operating system including the Windows Explorer program for file management and will be able to identify security risks and protect their computers. This course also reviews networks, internet and email use.

Introduction To Microsoft Word 2016 (50 Hours)

This course is designed for students new to working with Microsoft Word in Windows and those that are refreshing the new office and planning to return to workin an office setting. Students will learn to create, edit, format, print and build properly formatted documents using Microsoft Word.

Intermediate Microsoft Word 2016 (50 Hours)

Students will learn advanced formatting, use Word drawing tools, create and manage tables and work with column layouts.

Introduction To Microsoft Excel 2016/Excel 365 (50 Hours)

Students will learn to create, edit, format, and print basic Microsoft Excel worksheets as well as use correctly functioning formulas.

Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2016/Excel 365 (50 Hours)

This course teaches students to streamline and analyze data as well as keeping data organized by managing large data sets with list, tables and filter use to save time – and many great ways to group and summarize data.

Introduction To Microsoft Powerpoint 2016/Powerpoint 365 (15 Hours)

Students will learn the basics of creating PowerPoint presentations using different types of slides, clipart, tables, charts, and other components.

Intermediate Powerpoint 2016/Powerpoint 365 (15 Hours)

This course teaches students to create customized presentations with templates in PowerPoint 2016 or PowerPoint 365. This includes adding special effects, usingthe slide, notes, and handout masters; creating, editing, and importing charts; managing hyperlinks, creating custom shows, and securing and sharing presentations.

Introduction to Microsoft Outlook 2016/Microsoft Outlook 365 (25 Hours)

Students will learn about ribbon, tabs, groups, commands and other new features. They will also learn to set up accounts and work with messages, calendars, and contacts.

Intermediate Microsoft Outlook 365 (25 Hours)

This course teaches students to work with tasks, notes, signatures and themes; how to manage their inbox using filtering, search folders; as well as how to work with multiple Outlook accounts.

Introduction To Social Media (15 Hours)

This course introduces students to the various ways they can promote their business on social media as well as how to effectively navigate and use: Facebook,Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+, Pinterest, Instagram, and blogs. Students will gain insights that will enable them to make the best possible decision as to what social media platform will work best for their business.

Introduction To Internet Security (10 Hours)

Intermediate Computers:

Advanced applications

Advanced applications

Advanced applications

The course does not assume any prior knowledge of internet security and can be enjoyed by anyone interested in improving the security of their digital information. By the end of the course, students will be able to:
Explain basic cyber security terminology – by keeping up todate on cyber security issues as well as identifying information assets.
Describe basic authentication mechanisms – by improving their password security and being aware of alternative authentication methods.
Identify main malware types – through awareness of different malware propagation methods and skills for preventing malware infections.
Identify main malware types – through awareness of different malware propagation methods and skills for preventing malware infections.
Describe cryptography terminology – by being able to use cryptography for email and binge aware of applications of cryptography.
Demonstrate an understanding of firewalls, virtual private networks and network intrusion detection and prevention technologies.
Describe legal and regulatory issues relating to cyber security and understand how to recover from security failures.

Applications & Inquiries

Please contact Evans if you have any questions or would like to apply to be part of the program