Tuition-Free Noncredit - Computer Courses

Noncredit Computer courses are offered at the MiraCosta College Community Learning Center, 1831 Mission Avenue in Oceanside.  These are hands-on computer courses ranging from beginning to intermediate levels.  Noncredit computer courses are great for those who want to learn the basics or need to refresh their skills for the job market.

Tuition-Free Noncredit - Computer Courses Flowchart

Note: Computer courses use Windows 7 and Office 2013

Class Schedule - Spring 2015

NCWFP11 Essential Computer Skills

In this course, students develop information technology skills to access, evaluate, and utilize information resources using the Internet and web browsers. Students also develop some proficiency in using word processing software and a course management system. Previous experience using computers is recommended.

CLASS# DAYS TIME DATES INSTRUCTOR ROOM
3271 MTW 1:15-3:30 p.m. 1/20-3/11    Laughlin, K CLC 133
3272 MTW 1:15-3:20 p.m. 3/23-5/13 Laughlin, K CLC 133
           

NCVOC31 Basic Word Processing

This course introduces students to word processing using basic formatting tools and features of word processing software to create various documents, such as business letters, resumes, and beginning desktop publishing. Students need previous mastery of mouse, keyboard, saving files, general computer usage background.

CLASS# DAYS TIME DATES INSTRUCTOR ROOM
3145 S 8-11:35 a.m. 1/24-3/14 Herrick, J CLC 135
3146 S 11:30 a.m.-2:40 p.m. 3/28-5/16 Strong, M CLC 135
           

NCVOC32 Intermediate Word Processing

In this course, students will explore the many shortcuts and document formatting tools of word processing, including templates, tables, and importing information from other applications.

CLASS# DAYS TIME DATES INSTRUCTOR ROOM
3147 S 11:30 a.m.-2:40 p.m. 3/28-5/16 Herrick, J CLC 131
           

NCVOC37 Beginning Presentation Software

This course introduces students to presentation software. They develope an understanding of how to create an effective slide presentation. This course emphasizes creating a practical, dynamic multimedia tool for communication by way of e-mail, data projection, or web page.

CLASS# DAYS TIME DATES INSTRUCTOR ROOM
3148 S 11:45 a.m.-3:20 p.m. 1/24-3/14 Strong, M CLC 135
           

NCVOC38 Computer Basics/Keyboarding

This course introduces students to the Windows environment as well as to computer terminology, hardware, and software. Students use the internet utilizing a web browser, conducting basic searches and using e-mail. Students also learn fundamental keybaordsing skills in order to develop some level of speed and accuracy on the keyboard.

CLASS# DAYS TIME DATES INSTRUCTOR ROOM
3149 S 8-11:35 a.m. 1/24-3/14 Strong, M CLC 131
3150 S 8-11:10 a.m. 3/28-5/16 Strong, M CLC 135
           

NCVOC39 Beginning Spreadsheets (Excel)

This course introduces students to electronic spreadsheets using basic tools and features of Excel, including formulas, to create professional looking business worksheets that can be updated efficiently. Students need previous mastery of mouse, keyboard, saving files, general computer usage background. .
           
CLASS# DAYS TIME DATES INSTRUCTOR ROOM
3151 S 11:45 a.m.-3:20 p.m. 1/24-3/14 Herrick, J CLC 135
3152 S 8-11:10 a.m. 3/28-5/16 Herrick, J CLC 131

 

Contact Information

Short Term Vocational Coordinator
Kathie Laughlin
klaughlin@miracosta.edu

Location
Community Learning Center (CLC)
1831 Mission Avenue
Oceanside, CA 92058
Phone: 760.795.8710