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Basic Computer Skills Certificates

Our Computer Literacy certificates are designed for new computer users. Explore Windows and Mac operating systems and basic computer applications, then learn the basics of email & the Internet. Our daytime classes will get you up to speed. Become an Osher member and enjoy discounts for many of the courses in these popular certificate programs.

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6 courses required to earn this certificate

Prerequisite Classes (As Needed)
Class Name

Learn proper keyboarding techniques and develop speed and accuracy. Students participate in classroom exercises designed to increase keyboarding speed. This course is taught using PCs.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible.

51001 | TBA

Beginning Keyboarding

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This class will be scheduled on a future date. Please check with the Computers/ IT Program Supervisor for more information.
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or basic computer familiarity

Required Classes (6)
Class Name

Using a computer is for everyone! This beginning computer course for adults acquaints the novice with computer terminology, essential concepts, and, best of all, actual experience at the computer. Topics include startup and shutdown procedures, keyboard and mouse operation, and an overview of popular computing functions. Prerequisite: None.

Note: This class uses Windows 10. UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

51010 | $125

Computer Basics for New Computer Users - SPA-PD

4/1/17
Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (1 Session Total)
David Maldonado
CE South Building

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Computer Basics for New Computer Users - SUA-PD

6/5/17 - 6/7/17
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (2 Session Total)
David Maldonado
CE South Building

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Get in the communication stream with email! Find out how easy it is to set up an email account and send and receive mail. Topics include working with email addresses; composing, replying to and forwarding messages; retrieving, reading, and deleting mail messages; and opening and saving attachments. Discover the many uses of surfing the Internet. Use search engines, go shopping, and email a company. Find information on anything that interests you. Put a picture you find on the Internet as the desktop on your computer or save it for other uses, and much more. Prerequisite: Basic computer experience

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible.

51012 | TBA

Email and the Internet

TBA

This class will be scheduled on a future date. Please check with the Computers/ IT Program Supervisor for more information.
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Learn the basic functions of the latest Windows operating system and how to customize its setup. Work with files and folders, shortcuts and properties. Resize windows, use the taskbar, start menu and recycle bin, and get an introduction to shortcuts. In addition, explore popular software and get started with launching programs. Note: See Course Skills Assessment. Prerequisite: 51010 or basic computer experience.

Note: This class uses Windows 10. UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

51101 | $249

Windows: Beginning - SPA-PD

4/22/17 - 4/29/17
Sat 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM (2 Session Total)
David Maldonado
CE South Building

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Windows: Beginning - SUA-PD

6/12/17 - 6/14/17
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (2 Session Total)
David Maldonado
CE South Building

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Register by Phone at (505) 277-0077 | M-F 8am-5pm Except UNM Holidays
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Do you or those in your organization waste valuable time searching for your important files and photos? Learn to effectively organize and manage documents and programs with a systematic approach to file, folder, and disk creation, naming, and placement. Learn the rules and suggestions for naming, renaming, finding, copying, deleting, and backing up files. Prerequisite: Basic computer experience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible.

51115 | TBA

Windows: Organize Your Files and Photos

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This class will be scheduled on a future date. Please check with the Computers/ IT Program Supervisor for more information.
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Become acquainted with fundamental computer terminology and the Mac in a relaxed, easy-paced setting. Work with the Mac's basic functions by learning about startup and shutdown procedures, keyboard and mouse operation, and other computer functions specific to the Mac. Get a brief introduction to some of the Mac's built-in applications for composing letters, reading PDF files, sending emails and surfing the Internet. This course is for the computer novice. Note: See the Course Skills Assessment for this class on our website at digitalart.unm.edu. Prerequisite: None.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

54010 | $125

Mac for New Computer Users - SPA-PD

4/8/17
Sat 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Joshua Martinez
CE South Building

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Mac for New Computer Users - SUA-PD

6/12/17 - 6/14/17
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (2 Session Total)
Joshua Martinez
CE South Building

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Mac for New Computer Users - SUB-PD

7/10/17 - 7/12/17
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (2 Session Total)
Joshua Martinez
CE South Building

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Get hands-on training with the Mac's latest user-friendly operating system. Learn the basics of file management, navigating the Finder, setting up the Dock, customizing preferences, creating and saving files and backing up your computer. Become familiar with the concepts of peripherals, utility applications and cloud computing with iCloud. Note: http://ce.unm.edu/assets/pdf/digital-arts/digital-arts-course-skills-assessment.pdf?utm_source=lumens and utm_medium=course-description and utm_campaign=da-skills-assessment. Prerequisite: 54010 or equivalent experience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

54101 | $249

Mac OS X: Beginning - SPA-PD

4/22/17 - 4/29/17
Sat 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM (2 Session Total)
Chase Allard
CE South Building

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Mac OS X: Beginning - SUA-PD

6/19/17 - 6/23/17
Mon, Wed, Fri 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Joshua Martinez
CE South Building

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Register by Phone at (505) 277-0077 | M-F 8am-5pm Except UNM Holidays
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Class Name

Learn proper keyboarding techniques and develop speed and accuracy. Students participate in classroom exercises designed to increase keyboarding speed. This course is taught using PCs.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible.

51001 | TBA

Beginning Keyboarding

TBA

This class will be scheduled on a future date. Please check with the Computers/ IT Program Supervisor for more information.
Register by Phone at (505) 277-0077 | M-F 8am-5pm Except UNM Holidays
More Ways to Register

Using a computer is for everyone! This beginning computer course for adults acquaints the novice with computer terminology, essential concepts, and, best of all, actual experience at the computer. Topics include startup and shutdown procedures, keyboard and mouse operation, and an overview of popular computing functions. Prerequisite: None.

Note: This class uses Windows 10. UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

51010 | $125

Computer Basics for New Computer Users - SPA-PD

4/1/17
Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (1 Session Total)
David Maldonado
CE South Building

Register Online for this Class

Computer Basics for New Computer Users - SUA-PD

6/5/17 - 6/7/17
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (2 Session Total)
David Maldonado
CE South Building

Register Online for this Class
Register by Phone at (505) 277-0077 | M-F 8am-5pm Except UNM Holidays
More Ways to Register

Get in the communication stream with email! Find out how easy it is to set up an email account and send and receive mail. Topics include working with email addresses; composing, replying to and forwarding messages; retrieving, reading, and deleting mail messages; and opening and saving attachments. Discover the many uses of surfing the Internet. Use search engines, go shopping, and email a company. Find information on anything that interests you. Put a picture you find on the Internet as the desktop on your computer or save it for other uses, and much more. Prerequisite: Basic computer experience

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible.

51012 | TBA

Email and the Internet

TBA

This class will be scheduled on a future date. Please check with the Computers/ IT Program Supervisor for more information.
Register by Phone at (505) 277-0077 | M-F 8am-5pm Except UNM Holidays
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Explore the newest Microsoft Operating systems: Windows 8. This four-hour course will give an overview of Windows 8 in order to familiarize students with the newest features. Students should be able to navigate Windows 8 and have a basic mastery of the operating system by the end of the course.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible.

51201 | TBA

Explore Windows 8

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This class will be scheduled on a future date. Please check with the Computers/ IT Program Supervisor for more information.
Register by Phone at (505) 277-0077 | M-F 8am-5pm Except UNM Holidays
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Get started using the three basic applications from Microsoft Office 2013: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Clear step-by-step instructions show you how to tackle Office 2013 tasks. Also learn what's the difference between Office 2013 and Office 365, as well as what options you have with storing information in the Cloud. Required Text: Teach Yourself VISUALLY Office 2013 978-1118517680

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

52040 | TBA

Basic Applications 2013

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