Computer Literacy

Course Outline
Course Schedule
Additional Information

Computers are part of our everyday lives, at home, at work and almost everywhere we go. Regardless of age, everyone is using a computer device. It is therefore critical that we all know how to use computers and technology efficiently. At home we use computers to check our emails, to browse the web, to access our bank account, to save our files; we use it to teach our children using various applications; we use it at work to improve productivity. While there are some persons who have easily mastered the art of using a computer, many have challenges. This Computer Literacy course is geared to help users to learn more about the technology as well as how to do everyday tasks such browsing the web, managing files and folders, checking emails as well as using the Microsoft Office productivity tools to write letters, create a resume, create spreadsheets, doing presentations as well as creating a simple database.


  • Introduction - introduction to the computer and its components, powering on a computer, using the mouse, keyboard, starting an application, playing a game, intro to a network, a general guide into the capabilities of a computer (using a media file), opening a file, closing a file, etc.
  • Computer and Components - computer systems, input, output, processing, hardware and software and it components, bits and bytes, storage size of different secondary storage medium and when it should be used.
  • Windows 10 - The desktop, arranging icons, changing the properties background, colour scheme, screen saver, etc.
  • Working with Programmes - Starting a program, switching between programs, minimizing all open windows, etc.
  • Files and folders - managing, opening, coping, moving, sending, creating shortcuts, changing the name, deleting, etc.
  • How files and folders look - Changing the appearance of items on the desktop, show all files and file name extensions, etc.
  • Microsoft Word - Creating a document, Editing a Document, Formatting Text, Formatting Documents, etc.
  • Microsoft Excel - Working with Cells, Workbook Files, Working with Worksheets, Working with Ranges, Performing calculations, copying, cell and range formatting, etc.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint - Working with a Presentation, creating a presentation, presentation views, (slide, outline, slide sorter and slide show views, working with slides, working with objects, pictures, slide transitions, etc.
  • Internet and Email - Internet terms, How to access the Internet, surfing the Internet, reading E-mails, create/send/receive email, adding email address, etc.

Course Offering

DayTimeDurationContact HoursTuition CostLecturer
Tuesdays & Wednesdays

5:00pm to 8:00pm

3.5 Weeks 21 Hrs $500.00 Ms. Stacy Ramparas
Saturdays 9:00am to 12:00pm or 3:00pm to 6:00pm 7 Weeks 21 Hrs $500.00 Ms. Gail Pettier


Saturday Sessions 9:00 - 12:00

SessionStart DatesEnd Dates
1. Saturday, January 20, 2018 Saturday, April 21, 2018
2. Saturday, May 12, 2018 Saturday, August 11, 2018
3. Saturday, September 8, 2018 Saturday, October 20, 2018
4. Saturday, November 3, 2018 Saturday, December 15, 2018
5. Saturday, January 19, 2019 Saturday, March 2, 2019


Saturday Sessions 3:00 - 6:00

SessionStart DatesEnd Dates
1. Saturday, March 24, 2018 Saturday, June 23, 2018
2. Saturday, July 14, 2018 Saturday, August 25, 2018
3. Saturday, September 15, 2018 Saturday, October 27, 2018
4. Saturday, November 10, 2018 Saturday, December 22, 2018
5. Saturday, January 19, 2019 Saturday, March 2, 2019


Tuesday Sessions

SessionStart DatesEnd Dates
1. Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Tuesday, March 6, 2018
2. Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Tuesday, May 8, 2018
3. Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Wednesday, June 27, 2018
4. Tuesday, July 17, 2018 Wednesday, August 8, 2018
5. Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Tuesday, September 18, 2018



Students are required to complete a project or practical exam upon completion of the course. Students will receive a certificate of completion.



No books Required. CTS will provide all handouts for the programme.



There are no formal prerequisites. If you cannot use a computer or you are limited in what you can do on a computer then this course is for you.


Tuition Cost

Cost: TT$500


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Start Date: Saturday 30th June, 2018

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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