Tuition-Free Noncredit - Computer Courses

Noncredit Computer courses are offered at the MiraCosta College Community Learning Center, 1831 Mission Avenue in Oceanside.  These are hands-on computer courses ranging from beginning to intermediate levels.  Noncredit computer courses are great for those who want to learn the basics or need to refresh their skills for the job market.

Tuition-Free Noncredit - Computer Courses Flowchart

Note: Computer courses use Windows 7 and Office 2010

Class Schedule - Spring 2014

NCWFP11  Essential Computer Skills

In this course, students develop information technology skills to access, evaluate, and utilize information resources using the Internet and web browsers. Students also develop some proficiency in using word processing software and a course management system.  Students need previous mastery of mouse, keyboard, saving files, general computer usage background. This course will use MicroSoft Word 2010.

Section

Days

Time

Dates

Instructor

Room

3343

MTW

1:15-3:30pm

1/13-3/5

K Laughlin

CLC 133

3344 MTW 1:15-3:20pm 3/17-5/7 K Laughlin CLC 133
NCVOC31  Basic Word Processing

This course introduces students to word processing using basic formatting tools and features of word processing software to create various documents, such as business letters, resumes, and beginning desktop publishing. Students need previous mastery of mouse, keyboard, saving files, general computer usage background. This class will use MicroSoft Word 2010.

Section

Days

Time

Dates

Instructor

Room

3326 S 11:45-3:20pm 1/18-3/8 J Herrick CLC 135
NCVOC32  Intermediate Word Processing
In this sequel to Basic Word Processing, students explore the many shortcuts and document formatting tools of word processing, including templates, tables, and importing information from other applications.
Section Days Time Dates Instructor Room
3327 S 8-11:10am 3/22-5/10 J Herrick CLC 135
NCVOC37  Beginning Presentation Software (PowerPoint)

This course introduces students to presentation software.  They develop an understanding of how to create an effective slide presentation.  The course emphasizes creating a practical, dynamic multimedia tool for communication by way of email, data projection, or web page.

Section

Days

Time

Dates

Instructor

Room

3328 S 11:30-2:40pm 3/22-5/10 J Herrick CLC135
NCVOC38  Computer Basics/Keyboarding

This course introduces students to the Windows environment as well as to computer terminology, hardware, and software. Students use the Internet utilizing a web browser, conducting basics searches, and using E-mail. Students also learn fundamental keyboarding skills, including Home Row keyboarding skills, in order to develop some level of speed and accuracy using typing programs (local or on-line). This course will use Windows 7.

Section

Days

Time

Dates

Instructor

Room

3329 S 8-11:35am 1/18-3/8 M Strong CLC 131
3353 S 11:45-3:20 pm 1/18-3/8 Staff CLC 131
3330 S 8-11:10am 3/22-5/10 M Strong CLC 131
3354 S 11:45-3:20 pm 3/22-5/10 Staff CLC 131
NCVOC39  Beginning Spreadsheets (Excel)

This course introduces students to electronic spreadsheets using basic tools and features of Excel, including formulas, to create professional looking business worksheets that can be updated efficiently.  Students need previous mastery of mouse, keyboard, saving files, general computer usage background. This class will use Excel 2010.

Section

Days

Time

Dates

Instructor

Room

3321 S 8-11:35am 1/18-3/8 J Herrick CLC 135

Contact Information

Short Term Vocational Coordinator
Kathie Laughlin
klaughlin@miracosta.edu

 

Location
Community Learning Center (CLC)
1831 Mission Avenue
Oceanside, CA 92058
Phone: 760.795.8710