A&M International's Continuing Ed. Offers Computer Courses

Texas A&M International University's Office of Continuing Education is conducting registration for low-cost computer courses to be offered at the University's main campus in March and April.

Continuing education computer course offerings include:

Introduction to Personal Computers -- Saturday, March 1 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Building C room 113. Tuition is $35. The course will cover DOS, Windows, basic word processing, spreadsheets, and databases. Printers, modems, virus protection, and back-up systems will also be discussed.

Introduction to the Macintosh Operating System -- Saturday, March 1, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Building C room 117. Tuition is $35. The comprehensive introductory course will provide hands-on instruction on word processing, spreadsheets, databases, drawing programs, and trouble shooting techniques. Components, assembly, and hardware and software operations will also be discussed.

Introduction to WordPerfect -- Saturday, March 8, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in Building C room 113. Tuition is $75. Designed to benefit persons who utilize a variety of styles to create and format documents and publications, the course will offer participants an opportunity to practice using TextArt, Tables, and Graphics.

Discovering the Internet -- Saturday, March 22, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Building C room 113. Tuition is $75. The one-day hands-on course will introduce participants who have basic computer skills to the wide range of resources available on the Internet. Electronic mail, multiple indexes, bulletin boards, news groups, national information services, discussion groups, and on-line services are among the topics to be covered.

Introduction to Excel --Saturday, April 5, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Building C room 113. Tuition is $75. The introductory course for the spreadsheet software Excel will cover entering information onto a spreadsheet, entering formulas to manipulate data, and formatting it into an esthetic output. The course is designed for the novice with little knowledge of Excel or computers.

Introduction to Windows `95 --Saturday, April 12, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Building C room 113 Tuition is $75. The hands-on course is designed for individuals who have some computer experience. Topics include launching applications from Windows, understanding the Program Manager, managing multiple applications, simplifying file maintenance and organization, trouble-shooting techniques, shortcuts, and linking information between different Windows applications.

Introduction to Lotus 1-2-3 -- Saturday, April 19, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in Building C room 113. Tuition is $75. This is an introductory course for the spreadsheet software Lotus. Participants will learn to enter information into a spreadsheet, enter formulas to manipulate data, and format it into an esthetic output.

For information on continuing education courses offered at A&M International, call the Office of Continuing Education at 326-2700, or visit offices in Killam Library Administration Building Room 332 West.

Office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.

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