OSC’s Computer Fundamentals course is a 10-week certificate program that is designed to introduce students to a foundation of computer skills. It will focus on positioning our students with the basic skills to operate most computers that use Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook and to safely explore the internet.

Whether you are new to computing or have some experience, this basic computer literacy course will help you develop a fundamental understanding of computers. The course will help you learn the essential skills to begin computing with confidence, be more productive at home and at work, stay safe online, use technology to compliment your lifestyle, and consider careers where you can put your skill to work. Use this program to build a foundation for learning other advanced computer programs.

Computer Fundamentals program contains the IC3 Digital Literacy Certification test, IC3 Global Standard 5. The GS5 certification is comprised of three exams: Computing Fundamentals, Living Online, and Key Applications. IC3 includes concepts and skills that apply to almost any school or career pathway, it’s the ideal solution for any student or jobseeker looking to validate their digital skills.

Class Duration / Hours
Certificate Program: 10 Weeks / 200 Hours
Classes begin every Monday
Flexible Class Schedules during Business Hours

Computer Courses
Computing Fundamentals
Key Applications
Living Online
IC3 Exam Preparation

Course Topics
Computer Hardware
Computer Software
Using an Operating System
Common Program Functions
Word Processing Functions
Spreadsheet Functions
Presentation Software
Networks and the Internet
Electronic Mail
Using the Internet
The Impact of Computing and the Internet on Society

Prerequisites
H.S. Diploma, GED, or passing score on an Ability-to-Benefit Examination