Technology for the Workplace
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Computer Technology

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Ideal for

adding new computer technology skills or updating old ones, these courses can help you in your job search or career advancement within your own organization. All beginner computer technology courses require a basic working knowledge of computers, including navigating in a windows environment and using a mouse.

Program Overview

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. Computers can help us increase production and become more effective. We offer a number of software specific courses in short, easy to manage seminars and workshops, using the latest software packages in our computer technology labs. Or you may choose to learn at your own pace and using your own computer technology. Browse our options. Cannot find what you are looking for or have questions about which course is right for you? Contact the Program Coordinator.

Course Locations

Conveniently offered at our Waterbury and Danbury Campuses.

Online with Ed2go

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Courses

Computer Technology - Online

Online Computer Technology Courses are offered in collaboration with Ed2go. To see a full course schedule, descriptions and technical specifications browse the online catalog

Computer Technology/ Systems Security - Online

Advanced PC Security (Online Format): When is hacking legal? When you use it to secure your own network.  This new method of hacking, called ethical hacking or white-hat hacking, uses common and readily available hacking tools and techniques to audit your network so you can locate and close security holes.  Whether you're running a small home network or you're an enterprise network administrator, this course will teach you how to better protect your system against those who wish to gain unauthorized access.

CompTIA Security + Certification Prep (Online Format): The U.S. Department of Labor forecasts that information security analysts will be among the fastest-growing occupations through 2022.  CompTIA's Security+ certificate is widely regarded as the entry-level certificate for this fast-growing field.  Getting that certificate requires passing CompTIA's challenging SYO-401 exam. This course covers the key terminology and concepts you need to know to ace the exam, all in a condensed format for rapid reading.  The course provides helpful study tools including crossword puzzles, games, and practice questions to aid with learning.  All of the content is geared toward helping you pass the SYO-401 exam so you can leave the test center with your Security+ certificate in hand. Visit ed2go/nvcc for more information. 

CompTIA Security + Certification Prep 2 (Online Format): The U.S. Department of Labor forecasts that computer security and related computer-support specialties will be among the fastest-growing occupations through 2018.  CompTIA's Security+ certificate is widely regarded as the entry-level certificate for this fast-growing field.  Getting that certificate requires passing CompTIA's challenging SYO-301 exam.  This course, the second of two courses, reviews the key terminology and concepts needed to ace the CompTIA's SYO-301 exam, all in a condensed format for rapid reading.  The course provides helpful study tools, including crossword puzzles, games, and practice questions to aid in your learning.  All of the content is geared toward helping you prepare to pass the SYO-301 exam, so you can leave the test center with your Security+ passing score in hand. Visit ed2go/nvcc for more information.

Microsoft Office Essentials

Microsoft Office® Essentials: This seminar course provides instruction and hands on opportunities to build your skills in several Microsoft Office Applications. Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint are among the most widely used applications in any business or work environment and the ability to integrate functions between these applications can greatly improve your productivity and help you achieve greater efficiencies.  This pre-scheduled course packages all the essential applications at a savings over taking each course individually. 36 hours

Prerequisite: Students need to be familiar with basic computer navigation; using the mouse, opening and closing windows.

Cost: $1,000.00

Course Schedule

Microsoft Excel®: Microsoft Excel® is an electronic spreadsheet used to store, organize, calculate and manipulate data. This course will improve your competency on creating worksheets, using basic formulas and functions and creating and modifying charts; an asset in any industry where the budget and the collection and tracking of data is essential to business success. 12 hours

Prerequisite: Students need to be familiar with basic computer navigation; using the mouse, opening and closing windows.

Microsoft Office® Integrated Program Tasks: Learn how to share data and information between the Microsoft Office® applications. Practice integrating Word, Excel and PowerPoint with each other. This comprehensive session includes how to integrate data from Excel into Word and PowerPoint, and integrate an Excel chart into Word and PowerPoint. 3 hours

Prerequisite: Students need to be familiar with basic computer navigation; using the mouse, opening and closing windows.

Microsoft Office® and Outlook®: This session will focus on basic computer concepts and the powerful applications available in the MS Office components. Navigate the ribbons and menus, create folders and organize your files for efficient recall. You will learn how to send and receive messages in MS Outlook, attach a file to an email message, and save an attachment from an email message. 3 hours

Prerequisite: Students need to be familiar with basic computer navigation; using the mouse, opening and closing windows.

Microsoft PowerPoint®: Microsoft PowerPoint® is a presentation software program. This great tool  is a powerful way to convey your message in business, classrooms, and personal use. Develop your skills to create a slideshow presentation today! 6 hours.

Topics include how to:

  • create and open, save, print and deliver a presentation;
  • work with slide layout, design and organization;
  • import an outline to and from MS Word;
  • and work with graphics, animation and sound.

Prerequisite: Students need to be familiar with basic computer navigation; using the mouse, opening and closing windows.

Microsoft Word®: Microsoft Word is an easy to use word-processing program that allows you to create many different types of documents. Get up to speed quickly in four content-packed sessions. Learn to format text using fonts and word art, paragraphs including bullets and hanging tabs, tables, and mail merge operations to create professional letters, envelopes and labels. 12 hours

 

Microsoft Access Introduction

Microsoft Access®: This interactive workshop uses hands-on instruction to teach beginner concepts and tasks using this powerful database application. Learn the purposes and benefits of Microsoft Access® databases; create your own simple database; practice querying data and designing forms and reports; as you improve your data management skills. XX hours.

Prerequisite: Students need to be familiar with basic computer navigation; using the mouse, opening and closing windows.

Cost: $360.00

Course Schedule

Microsoft Excel Introduction

Microsoft Excel®: Microsoft Excel® is an electronic spreadsheet used to store, organize, calculate and manipulate data. This course will improve your competency on creating worksheets, using basic formulas and functions and creating and modifying charts; an asset in any industry where the budget and the collection and tracking of data is essential to business success. 12 hours

Prerequisite: Students need to be familiar with basic computer navigation; using the mouse, opening and closing windows.

Cost $360

Course Schedule

Microsoft Integration Tasks

Microsoft Office® Integrated Program Tasks: Learn how to share data and information between the Microsoft Office® applications. Practice integrating Word, Excel and PowerPoint with each other. This comprehensive session includes how to integrate data from Excel into Word and PowerPoint, and integrate an Excel chart into Word and PowerPoint. 3 hours

Prerequisite: Students need to be familiar with basic computer navigation; using the mouse, opening and closing windows.

Cost $ 99.00

Course Schedule

Microsoft Office & Outlook Introduction

Microsoft Office® and Outlook®: This session will focus on basic computer concepts and the powerful applications available in the MS Office components. Navigate the ribbons and menus, create folders and organize your files for efficient recall. You will learn how to send and receive messages in MS Outlook, attach a file to an email message, and save an attachment from an email message. 3 hours

Prerequisite: Students need to be familiar with basic computer navigation; using the mouse, opening and closing windows.

Cost $99.00

Course Schedule

Microsoft Power Point Introduction

Microsoft PowerPoint®: Microsoft PowerPoint® is a presentation software program. This great tool is a powerful way to convey your message in business, classrooms, and personal use. Develop your skills to create a slideshow presentation today! 6 hours.

Topics include how to:

  • create and open, save, print and deliver a presentation;
  • work with slide layout, design and organization;
  • import an outline to and from MS Word;
  • and work with graphics, animation and sound.

Prerequisite: Students need to be familiar with basic computer navigation; using the mouse, opening and closing windows.

Cost $180.00

Course Schedule

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word®: Microsoft Word is an easy to use word-processing program that allows you to create many different types of documents. Get up to speed quickly in four content-packed sessions. Learn to format text using fonts and word art, paragraphs including bullets and hanging tabs, tables, and mail merge operations to create professional letters, envelopes and labels. 12 hours

Prerequisite: Students need to be familiar with basic computer navigation; using the mouse, opening and closing windows.

Cost $360.00

Course schedule

Creating Forms/Templates with Adobe Acrobat Pro

Adobe Acrobat Pro can help you turn your paper forms into electronic ones that can save time.  You can design a new form from scratch, convert a Microsoft Word form to a PDF, or scan a paper form and then create a new electronic form from it.  This feature permits a form to be sent as an email attachment, completed by the recipient and submitted to the sender all electronically.

Microsoft Word, also has a similar feature.  Learn to create a form by starting with a new template or download one. Add content controls including check boxes, text boxes, date pickers, and drop-down lists. 6 hours

Cost $199.00

Learn about Payment Options and How to register on this page.

Important Information

Important Information

Please Note:

  • Not all classes are offered every semester. Check the current catalog for course schedule. 
  • Course textbooks are included  in the cost of the course and will be provided at the first class session.
  • 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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