Are you re-entering the workforce? Do you desire to polish your skills to advance your career? If you answered yes to either of these questions, our upcoming Basic Office Technology Certificate course may be right for you!
Introducing our new instructor
Doug Vanderbilt has been named the instructor for Basic Office Technology — which begins April 23. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering and has been teaching since 1996. For nearly two decades he has served as an instructor for the College of Continuing and Professional Education teaching various programs including its Microsoft Office classes.
“This is a hardware and software class designed to get individuals returning to the workplace up to speed on office technology,” Doug said. “It’s not a technology class – we’re not taking computers apart – but students will become comfortable with using technology in the workplace.”
“It’s a lot of hands-on work,” he continued. “You learn by doing. It’s also a lot of terminology. You have to be able to talk the talk. I love teaching, and I love training. Just because you can’t do something right now doesn’t mean you can’t learn how to do it. Computers are not going away. That’s how we communicate. You can learn it. We’ll empower you with those tools.”
What will I learn?
You will experience hands-on training of multiple devices such as apps, computers, smartphones and digital cameras. Additionally, you will become savvy with Microsoft Office 2013 products. Security safety, ethics and privacy will also be discussed.
- Do you know the most sought-after trait employers seek in a candidate? Computer skills.
- Atlanta is one of the hottest emerging tech hubs in the U.S. — adding more than 8,000 jobs since 2010, a 9% increase (CareerBuilder).
Learn More. Live Better.
This course complements our Administrative Professional, Bookkeeper and QuickBooks programs. “The skills learned in this class are not overlooked by employers,” said Pam Moss, Basic Office Technology program manager.