Computer Training

Training at your convenience!

Are you unable to fit a traditional class into your busy schedule? Do you want access to education any place, any time? If you answered "Yes!" then taking an on-line course may be right for you! Learn a new skill, update your computer skills, or become more valuable to your employer. For your convenience, GST BOCES offers on-line, instructor-facilitated courses through our vendor

ED2GO www.ed2go.com/gstboces

The cost of most courses offered through ED2GO is $100 each. Certification Prep courses and CompTIA courses are $130 each. Courses run for six weeks, with two lessons delivered weekly. Courses are project-oriented and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussion areas and more. Interesting, relevant subjects such as grant writing, computer skills, personal enrichment courses and many more topics are offered on this website. Most course sessions begin on the third Wednesday of each month.

Classes offered include:

  • Accounting Fundamentals
  • Medical Terminology
  • A-Z Grant Writing
  • Project Management Fundamentals
  • Design and Composition
  • Business
  • Personal Development

For a complete listing of all available on-line courses offered through ED2GO, visit www.ed2go.com/gstboces

In order to take any computer application course, the actual software application must be installed on your computer.

Note about Refunds: If you withdraw from a course after it begins, you may be eligible for partial reimbursement.

To register with VISA OR MASTERCARD, call 607-739-4296 or
1-877-ADULTED (238-5833).

 

Computer and Software Training

Students must be at least 21 years old to take these classes

 

Whether you're a techie or completely new to the world of computing, we have a course for you. Our courses cover everything from browsing the Internet to networking, computer repair and web design. Our software trainings can help you become more productive at work or show you how to use technology to enhance your personal life. A number of our offerings are tailored to meet the needs of senior citizens.

 

Basic Computer Skills

Prerequisite-None. Come learn the fundamentals of computer hardware and software while learning about your operating system (Windows 10). Want to know more? You’ll learn how to organize your desktop, manage the files you create, and navigate through the multitude of programs that come with your Windows 10 software. Get answers to questions!

 

Basic Computer Skills for Seniors

Prerequisite-None. Did you recently purchase a computer? If you are a first-time computer user, you will learn what you need to know at a comfortable pace. How does a computer work? This class will show you the basics. Take control of the mouse and the keyboard. In no time at all, you’ll be using a computer like a pro!

 

Excel-Level I

Prerequisite-Proficient in Windows.

 

Excel-Level I

Prerequisite-Proficient in Windows.

 

Excel-Level I

Prerequisite-Proficient in Windows.

This class will teach you the meaning of “number crunching.” You will create Microsoft Excel spreadsheets that organize numbers and format them in ways that make numbers meaningful to your audience. Enter and edit your numbers with ease! You’ll see how simple it can be to write a formula or to have Excel submit a formula for you. Then, it’s a snap to create charts or just save and print the data.

 

Excel-Level II

Prerequisite-Basic Excel knowledge.

 

Internet Basics for Seniors

Prerequisite-None. Learn to “surf the net” to get where you want to be. Do research, find recipes, book your airline tickets and much more! This is a basic introduction to the Internet in which you will learn to use search engines, download clipart and senior specific websites.

 

Intro to Windows / Computers for Seniors

Prerequisite-None.

Do you have a computer and still don’t feel you have the confidence to use it? This is the place to start building your confidence! Receive an overview of computer hardware and software. Learn basic computer skills such as changing the screen saver, desktop, and mouse settings, etc. Get a handle on computer terminology and learn how to save your files efficiently. If you are a novice or just want to brush up on your skills, this is the class for you.

 

Office Support Specialist

Pre-requisite: Must complete entrance assessment.

Whether you are looking for employment in a business office setting or medical office setting, this 348-hour Office Support Specialist training is for you! This program consists of 100 hours of core office skills; for example, students will review English, Mathematics, Writing skills and basic computer skills. The remaining 248 hours are devoted to one of two options. The Business Office training portion would include expanded computer training which could lead to potential Microsoft Office Specialist certifications in Word 2016 and Excel 2016. (Additional MOS tests available for $100/each) It is recommended that you have a home computer and MS Office software to practice and enhance your skills from home. Students will also get an introduction to a MAC computer/software. The Medical Office portion would introduce the students to medical terminology, medical office administration, and basic billing and coding procedures for the medical office setting. If you choose the medical career pathway you may be required to provide us with proof of immunization records prior to a field experience.

 

Office Support Specialist

Pre-requisite: Must complete entrance assessment

 

ONLINE COURSES available at WWW.ED2GO.COM/GSTBOCES

Are you unable to fit a traditional class into your busy schedule? Taking an online course may be right for you! Interesting, relevant subjects such as grant writing, computer skills, personal enrichment courses and many more topics offered on this website. Most course sessions begin on the third Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks, with two lessons delivered weekly. Courses are project-oriented and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussion areas and more. Most courses are only $100 each. Visit www.ed2go.com/gstboces for the many opportunities available to you!

 

PowerPoint - Level I

Prerequisite-Proficient in Windows or Basic Computer Skills.

 

Smart Phone 101

Prerequisite-own a smart phone.

Learn the basics of navigating your cell phone. Do you find yourself asking "How do I upload pictures to FB or send them via text?", "What's an app?", "How can I connect my phone to the internet?". Come find the answers to common tasks like sending a text message, watching a video on YouTube, or surfing the web, or navigating popular apps. Also cover fundamentals such as adjusting the brightness of the display, setting the device up to work with a wireless network.

 

Word - Novice to Intermediate

Prerequisite-Proficient in Windows.

Microsoft Word is a program that will help you to create professional-quality documents. Learn to enhance text using Word’s formatting tools such as Bold, Italics, Underline, and numerous font types and sizes. Create tables to organize your thoughts, columns for newsletters, and templates to ease your workload. Learn to automate tasks with macros, and work smarter by using mail merge. Note: The longer format of this class will allow you time to practice your newly-learned skills and ask questions about your particular needs in the program.