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Free computer classes are offered in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint (2013) and Email. Receive an opportunity to gain a nationally recognized certificate from Northstar Digital Literacy. Seeking employment? At end of each class session receive resume help, online job searches, online applications, practice interview skills or create and update LinkedIn account. Course descriptions and schedules are listed below. The free classes meet in the Blount County Public Library’s new Learning Lab (outside the library in the former First Tennessee Bank branch building). Spaces are limited and registration is required. To register, please visit the library’s Reference Desk or call (865) 982-0981, ext. 4, or (865) 273-1428. Sign up no earlier than one month prior to a class. (If a person desires to enroll in the Microsoft courses but has had no computer experience, you will need to practice using a mouse before you may enroll. Listed are a few practice websites available: http://www.mouseprogram.com/ and http://www.pbclibrary.org/mousing/mousercise.htm)
The free computer courses are offered through a partnership between the Blount County Public Library and the Adult Education Foundation of Blount County and made possible by generous funding from the ARCONIC Foundation.
Microsoft Word 2013 Essentials – This free class offers a general orientation to Word 2013, including topics such as toolbars/ribbons, shortcuts, save/save as, files/folders, selecting text, moving text, drag and drop, editing, formatting, spell check/thesaurus, page setup, line spacing, the ruler, navigating, changing margins, changing case, word count, bullets/numbering and attachments.
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Dates: This is a 2-session class, so plan to attend both sessions. Please bring a USB Drive.
Session 7: Monday, August 14 and Wednesday, August 16, 2017