Learn important computer fundamentals while creating professional looking documents with Microsoft Office!
No previous computer experience is required.
Cleveland Institute of Electronics created
a distance learning
course that will train individuals with little or no computer
background how to run and maintain a PC and be proficient with Microsoft Office. Step-by-step learning labs cover real world projects in Excel, Word, Access & Power Point.
Get started on or continue your computer education online
and gain valuable computer career skills employers are looking for without leaving your home!
Course 4C includes 30 lessons with instructor
support that culminates in a Diploma from Cleveland
Institute of Electronics.
Learn about the following topics:
- Computer Hardware
- Software Fundamentals
- Microsoft Windows
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft Access
- Microsoft Power Point
- Printers and Fonts
- Maintaining Computers
Start training to become a Information Clerk, Data Processor or Computer Assistant today!
Special Offer - Enroll $15 down and Save 40%
Annual % Rate
|Intro to PCs &
11 @ $75
on-line in Course 4C for only $15 down.
- SAVE 40% off standard tuition.
- No Risk Trial Period with a Money Back Pledge if not 100% satisfied. Learn more.
- Includes educational resources like instructor support, a video library and online exams.
- Low monthly payments of $75.
- Call (800) 243-6446 with any questions or e-mail us.
- Courses available to residents of the United States, Australia and countries located in North America. Ohio residents will be enrolled under standard tuition rates.
Course 4C Syllabus – 30 lessons
Section I: Introduction to Computers
Section II: Operating Systems
- Digital Literacy and the Internet
- Computers, Mobile Devices and Apps
- Inside Computers and Mobile Devices
- Input, Output and Digital Storage
- Operating Systems
- Communications and Networks
- Informations and Data Management
- Information Systems and Program Development
Section III: Microsoft Office
- Introduction to Operating Systems
- Computer Security Basics
- Desktop Virtualization
- Windows 7
- Windows 8
- Under the Windows Desktop: Supporting and Troubleshooting Windows
- Mac OS X on the Desktop
- Linux on the Desktop
- The Command-Line Interface
- Connecting Desktops and Laptops to Networks
- Word: Project 1
- Word: Project 2
- Word: Project 3
- Excel: Project 1
- Excel: Project 2
- Excel: Project 3
- Access: Project 1
- Access: Project 2
- Access: Project 3
- Power Point: Project 1
- Power Point: Project 2
- Power Point: Project 3
Completion Time Allowed: 8 months
Clock hours: 450
What is Microsoft Office?
Microsoft Office is a software suite that consists of different applications that complete different activities. MS Office is by far the most widely recognized software suite in the world.
Microsoft Office can be found in most office environments and a technical proficiency in this software is often required for employment.
Be in Demand for a Great Job!
The U.S. Department of Labor* has the following expectations for Information Clerks and Data Processors.
Employment of Information Clerks is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2018. This increase will result from rapid growth in services industries—including physicians’ offices, law firms, temporary-help agencies, and consulting firms—where most are employed.
Job prospects will be most favorable for those with the best technical skills—in particular, expertise in appropriate computer software applications. Data entry and information processing workers must be willing to upgrade their skills continuously in order to remain marketable.
This work frequently serves as a steppingstone to higher paying jobs with increased responsibilities.
*Occupational Outlook Handbook - U.S.
Department of Labor.
Discover the CIE Advantage!
CIE makes it easy to get your computer training started with absolutely
no risk to you while providing you with all the assistance
you’ll need to succeed.
Earn a Diploma from CIE
Earn a Diploma from a school
that has been teaching via distance learning for 80
Learn at Home*
The course material is sent to your home and you can take your exams from home on our e-grade web site.
* You will need access to Microsoft Office to complete the project labs. If you need this software you can enroll and then you'll be eligible for Microsoft's drastically reduced academic prices in CIE's Bookstore.
Full Time Instructor Assistance
Contact our instructors anytime you have
a question with your course work. They’ll help guide
you through your studies one-one-one so you never have to study alone.
Distance Education Learning Format
Study at times that are most convenient for
you with our generous time allotment to complete this course (8 months).
Student Textbook Responsibilities
Students are responsible for purchasing a limited number of textbooks for this course that are not included in tuition. Please call an Admissions Advisor at (800) 243-6446 if you have any questions. (Additional shipping charges may apply.)
Approved by the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools to offer postsecondary programs of electronics technology, computer technology and electronic engineering technology. Registration Certificate 70-11-0002H.
Cleveland Institute of Electronics has been an accredited business with the Better Business Bureau since 1964 with an outstanding A+ Rating.
A Better Business Bureau Accredited Business rating means the Better Business Bureau has determined that the business meets accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints.
In addition, Cleveland Institute of Electronics achieved the Better Business Bureau's highest rating of A+.