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Computer Literacy

Computer Literacy


Computers are part of our everyday lives, at home, at work and almost everywhere we go. Regardless of age, everyone is using a computer device. It is therefore critical that we all know how to use computers and technology efficiently. At home we use computers to check our emails, to browse the web, to access our bank account, to save our files; we use it to teach our children using various applications; we use it at work to improve productivity. While there are some persons who have easily mastered the art of using a computer, many have challenges. This Computer Literacy course is geared to help users to learn more about the technology as well as how to do everyday tasks such browsing the web, managing files and folders, checking emails as well as using the Microsoft Office productivity tools to write letters, create a resume, create spreadsheets, doing presentations as well as creating a simple database.

  • Introduction - introduction to the computer and its components, powering on a computer, using the mouse, keyboard, CD-ROM, starting an application, playing a game, intro to a network, a general guide into the capabilities of a computer (using a media file), opening a file, closing a file, etc.
  • Computer and Components - computer systems, input, output, processing, hardware and software and it components, bits and bites, storage size of different secondary storage medium and when it should be used.
  • Windows Vista - The desktop, arranging icons, changing the properties background, colour scheme, screen saver, etc.
  • Working with Programmes - Starting a program, switching between programs, minimizing all open windows, etc.
  • Files and folders - managing, opening, coping, moving, sending, creating shortcuts, changing the name, deleting, etc.
  • How files and folders look - Changing the appearance of items on the desktop, show all files and file name extensions, etc.
  • Microsoft Word - Creating a document, Editing a Document, Formatting Text, Formatting Documents, etc.
  • Microsoft Excel - Working with Cells, Workbook Files, Working with Worksheets, Working with Ranges, Performing calculations, copying, cell and range formatting, etc.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint - Working with a Presentation, creating a presentation, presentation views, (slide, outline, slide sorter and slide show views, working with slides, working with objects, clip arts and pictures, slide transitions, etc.
  • Microsoft Access - Define Database, Creating a simple database, create reports, create query, working with access, building and modifying tables, building and modifying forms, insert delete and amend records, etc.
  • Internet and Email - Internet terms, How to access the Internet, surfing the Internet, reading E-mails, create/send/receive email, adding email address, etc.

Course Schedule

Course Offering

Day Time Duration Contact Hours Cost Lecturer
Tuesday, Wednesday 05:00 pm to 08:00 pm 3.5 weeks 21 hours $500.00 Ms. Stacy Ramparas
Saturday 09:00 am to 12:00 pm 7 weeks 21 hours $500.00 Ms. Gail Pettier
Saturday 03:00 pm to 06:00 pm 7 weeks 21 hours $500.00 Ms. Gail Pettier

Session - Tuesday, Wednesday (05:00 pm to 08:00 pm)

Session Start Date End Date
Session 1 Tuesday, January 29, 2019 Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Session 2 Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Session 3 Tuesday, May 7, 2019 Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Session 4 Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Session - Saturday (09:00 am to 12:00 pm)

Session Start Date End Date
Session 1 Saturday, January 19, 2019 Saturday, March 2, 2019
Session 2 Saturday, April 6, 2019 Saturday, May 18, 2019
Session 3 Saturday, June 15, 2019 Saturday, July 27, 2019
Session 4 Saturday, August 24, 2019 Saturday, October 5, 2019
Session 5 Saturday, October 26, 2019 Saturday, December 7, 2019

Session - Saturday (03:00 pm to 06:00 pm)

Session Start Date End Date
Session 1 Saturday, January 26, 2019 Saturday, March 9, 2019
Session 2 Saturday, March 23, 2019 Saturday, May 11, 2019
Session 3 Saturday, June 8, 2019 Saturday, July 20, 2019
Session 4 Saturday, August 17, 2019 Saturday, September 28, 2019
Session 5 Saturday, October 19, 2019 Saturday, November 30, 2019

Additional Information


Students are required to complete a project or practical exam upon completion of the course. Students will receive a certificate of completion.


No books Required. CTS will provide all handouts for the programme.


There are no formal prerequisites. If you cannot use a computer or you are limited in what you can do on a computer then this course is for you.

Tuition Cost

The cost of the programme is TTD $500.00.

We are an ACTT recognised institution and partner with international awarding bodies

University of Hertsfordshire ABE