Computer Basics

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If you are new to computers or need to refresh your skills, this is the recommended course sequence. The skills taught in these courses are also a necessary foundation for more advanced courses. 

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Select a course below to read course descriptions and objectives. You may take one course or a series of courses; see below for recommended course sequences. Courses are offered throughout fall, spring, and summer, but not all courses are offered each semester. 

Course Schedules at a Glance

At-a-glance course schedules are for planning purposes only and are subject to change without notice. Visit the Official Course Schedule/Location/Costnew window for the most up-to-date information. 

 

Spring 2020

"At a Glance" Class Schedule Spring 2020 
Computer Basics
Course Title Start Date - End Date Days & Times Location Cost**
ITI-284, Cloud - Introduction (8 hrs) 2/4/2020 - 2/6/2020 (T,R) 9:30 a.m-1:30 p.m. Gaithersburg GBTC407  $125
ITI-422, Computer Basics (12 hrs) 2/10/2020 - 2/19 2020 (M,W) 9:30 a.m-12:00 p.m. Rockville HU321 $186
CMP-226, File Management Skills (5 hrs) 1/31/2020 - 1/31/2020 (F) 9:00 a.m-2:00 p.m. Gaithersburg GBTC407  $118
CMP-226, File Management Skills (5 hrs) 2/28/2020 - 2/28/2020 (F) 9:00 a.m-2:00 p.m. Takoma CF236  $118
CMP-628, Introduction to Keyboarding (18 hrs) 2/4/2020 - 2/20/2020 (T,R) 9:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. Rockville HU321  $291
CMP-628, Introduction to Keyboarding (18 hrs) 2/11/2020 - 2/27/2020 (T,R) 6:30 a.m-9:30 p.m. Takoma CF235 $291
ITI-338, Networking Basics (6 hrs) 3/3/2020 - 3/5/2020 (T,R) 9:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. Rockville GU233  $125
CMP-073, Working with Windows (8hrs) 2/11/2020 - 2/13/2020 (T,R) 9:30 a.m-1:30 p.m. Gaithersburg GBTC407 $150

 **Cost subject to change without notice. Non-Maryland residents pay additional fee. Check the schedule for the up to date price.

 

SUMMER 2020

Summer 2020 At a Glance Schedule

Please note due to COVID19 there have been adjustments to the Summer Schedule. Visit the WDCE official schedule for the most current information. 

"At a Glance" Class Schedule Summer 2019
Computer Basics
Course Number Course Title Start Date - End Date Days & Times Location
CMP628 Introduction to Keyboarding (18 hrs) cancelled (T,R)  9:30a.m. - 12:30p.m. Rockville HU321
CMP226 File Management Skills (5 hrs) cancelled (F)  9:00a.m. - 2:00p.m. Gaithersburg GBTC407
ITI284 Cloud - Introduction (8 hrs) 6/2/2020- 6/4/2020 (T,R)  9:30a.m. - 1:30p.m. REMOTELY
         
 

These are new courses and will be offered for FREE. All are now FULL

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NEW/Free File Management and Windows 10 (2 hrs) 6/1/2020- 6/1/2020 (M) 10:00a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Class Full
NEW/Free File Management and Windows 10 (2 hrs) 6/5/2020- 6/5/2020 (F) 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Class Full
NEW/Free File Management and Windows 10 (2 hrs) 6/16/2020- 6/16/2020 (Tue) 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. Class Full
NEW/Free File Management and Windows 10 (2 hrs) 6/18/2020- 6/18/2020

(Thur) 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Class Full

 

FALL 2020

"At a Glance" Class Schedule Fall 2020
Computer Basics
Course Number Course Title Start Date - End Date Days & Times Location
ITI-284 Cloud - Introduction (8 hrs) tba (T,R) 9:30 a.m-1:30 p.m. Gaithersburg GBTC407
CMP941 Computer Basics (10 hrs) tba (M,W) 9:30 a.m-12:00 p.m. Rockville HU321
CMP226 File Management Skills (5 hrs) tba (F) 9:00 a.m-2:00 p.m. Gaithersburg GBTC407
CMP226 File Management Skills (5 hrs) tba (F) 9:00 a.m-2:00 p.m. Takoma CF236
CMP628 Introduction to Keyboarding (18 hrs) tba (T,R) 9:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. Rockville HU321
CMP628 Introduction to Keyboarding (18 hrs) tba (T,R) 6:30 a.m-9:30 p.m. Takoma CF235
ITI338 Networking Basics (6 hrs) tba (T,R) 9:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. Rockville GU233
CMP073 Working with Windows (8hrs) tba (T,R) 9:30 a.m-1:30 p.m. Gaithersburg GBTC407

 

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