Greenville Public Library
Instructional Computer Courses
The Greenville Public Library is offering in-depth computer courses from September 2014 to May 2015 for adult learners in a warm, friendly, and non-threatening atmosphere where computer anxiety and apprehension is greatly lessened. The instruction considers the learning style of each student. Each course runs from 10 to 12 weeks depending upon the material to be covered. Teaching assistants are involved in each class with all students to supply support and encouragement. Each course is limited from six to nine students due to the number of computers available. Students are not encouraged to bring their computers to the library for instruction since the library cannot assume responsibility for their maintenance. While the library supports the computer program and grants the Certificates of Completion, it is the responsibility of the volunteer instructor to establish and maintain the classes. Each class begins at 10:00AM on the day specified and lasts for 3 hours. 10:00 to 11:00AM is the Lab period where teaching assistants are available to answer questions and review homework. The next ninety minutes deals with the introduction of new material and teacher instruction. The last half hour is designed for general discussion, and questions and answers. Only two unexcused absences are allowed for each course. All students must have access to a computer to deal with homework assignments and home practice. It is important to note that the computer programs are considered to be instructional rather than informational workshops.If you are interested, please call the Greenville Public Library at 949-3630, Ext. 1 during the month of August 2014 for additional information. Admittance to a course, however, is determined by the instructor after a telephone conference with each student to ascertain computer level and experience. The fees vary from course to course as stated below and are payable to the Greenville Public Library. Preference will be given to residents of Smithfield and the surrounding areas.
This course is designed for students who do not have any knowledge of computers. Emphasis is placed upon the practicing of opening and shutting down computers and knowledge of the computer components, key board, mouse control, scrolling, click and drag, and how to delete and backspace with an introduction to email and the internet. Typing skills are not required. If needed, this course will be repeated on Wednesdays beginning in March 2015.
This class is designed for students who have a little knowledge of computers, but who want more than the Introduction Course offers. There is a review of introductory material, but emphasis is placed upon the internet and email. Word documents are introduced. The student will learn to save documents and to attach them to email. Knowledge of typing is especially helpful.
This course is a continuation of Basic I. New students, however, may be admitted to this class if they demonstrate knowledge of Basic I material. Focus is placed upon the fine points of email, including creating contacts, making folders, learning to replying to email and forward it to other email addresses, and maintaining the computer. Knowledge of typing is especially helpful.
This is a basic course in Microsoft Word 2010 where emphasis is placed upon the creation and use of documents. Opening and closing documents, page setup, margins, formatting, and cut and paste are only a few of the items presented. There is an introduction to hyperlinking, creating envelopes and labels, and making columns and tables. Knowledge obtained in this course is in demand in the job market. Knowledge of typing is extremely important.