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Basic computer skills are a must in today's workplace. From manufacturing, to service providing companies, computers are part of almost every aspect of our day. You can write letters, print reports, update information, buy tickets, check email, upload pictures, schedule trips, and more. Computers can helps us increase production, and become more effective. Adding new skills, or updating old ones, can help you in your job search or for job growth within your own organization. You can get those skills with classes on campus, or online. For additional information please contact Cindy Tolin, Program Coordinator.

Program Overview

Our basic computer classes are designed for individuals with little or no computer experience. We offer "Getting Started with Computers" to get you from turning your machine on to saving a file, sending an email and learning your way around the program Windows 7. We also offer "Folders and Files" to help you get organized and know how to save, and retrieve files from your PC.

Microsoft Office Applications

  • Introduction to Microsoft Office - learn the basics of Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint 
  • Word Introduction
  • Word Intermediate
  • Excel Introduction
  • Excel Intermediate
  • Microsoft Office: Integrated Program Tasks - learn how to share data and information between the Office programs
  • 3-6 hour workshops on specific functions within the Microsoft Office Applications such as:
  • Word - Mail Merge Word - Creating Templates and Forms.
  • Excel- Formulas & Functions 
  • Excel - Look-Up Functions 
  • PowerPoint for Public Speaking 
  • Getting Started with PowerPoint 
  • Getting Started with Outlook 

Web Design

  • Creating Web Sites
  • Writing for Websites and Social Media
  • Adobe Pro - Create interactive forms
  • Getting Started in HTML

Business Applications

  • QuickBooks Pro Introduction
  • QuickBooks Pro AdvancedBasic Computer Skills

Course Locations

Conveniently offered at our Waterbury and Danbury Campuses.


Important Information

Important Information

Please Note:

  • Not all classes run every semester. Check the current catalog for course schedule. 
  • Course textbooks are included. 
  • Students are responsible for supplying their own media, such as a flash drive, to save files generated during the course. 
  • Learning computer skills is progressive. You often need basic skills to build new knowledge and skills. Please check course descriptions carefully for prerequisites and contact the Program Coordinator if you need help deciding which course is right for you. 

Why Take Classes with NVCC?

  • Gain the computer knowledge you need to compete in today’s job market.
  • Improve your skills for career advancement within your company. 
  • Small class sizes - maximum 14 - our instructors can give you the attention you need. 
  • All our instructors have valuable experience in the field. 
  • State-of-the-art technology and software. 

Our hands-on approach allows you to quickly learn new skills, brush up on existing skills and become confident in your computer use.

Registration Information

Course Registration

No formal application to the College is required for non-credit/workforce training courses.

Registrations are accepted on an ongoing basis for upcoming classes.

4 Ways to Register:

Call us: 203-575-8029

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Or download and print a registration form and:

Fax: 203-575-8243 (secure line)

Mail and send with payment (checks or money order made out to NVCC only) to:

Office of Non-Credit Lifelong Learning Registration
Founders Hall, Room F323
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708

Or stop by, we're happy to assist you!

Accepted Forms of Payment:


Cash or Checks

Mail-in registrations checks only please.

Standard Non-Credit Registration (NEW)
Career Spotlight

Career Spotlight

Computers are part of almost every job. You can use computers to control manufacturing machines, print reports, write letters, design marketing material, keep client lists, and more. Depending on your professional experience, adding computer skills can make you more marketable to employers.

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