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Welcome to Northland's Computing Classes

We offer the most comprehensive range of free, employment focused computer training courses in the Algoma District today. Our program features:


A Small, friendly learning environment

  • Our class sizes are small with no more than 15 students at a time. Instructors lead classes on large projection screens at the front of the classroom. You will always be supported when you learn and we strive to give you a “Stress free Learning Environment”.
  • Students should be prepared to smile and have fun. While we encourage a "no stress" learning environment, we do offer stress and anger management for computing at no additional charge

A Modular Approach

  • Typical courses run in two week blocks and enable you to enter our program at virtually any time of the school year to achieve your goals.
  • Our courses are also convenient for people receiving Employment Insurance since they never exceed the 10 hour per week and allow you to learn while continuing on your claim

Relevant and engaging content

  • Our courses are based on situations you are likely to encounter in the real world. We combine the best resources with meaningful activities from a variety of sources…you will never be expected to follow a “canned, textbook lesson”.
  • Students enrolled in our computing courses get a free license for Microsoft Office 365 (including current versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Access) that is valid for the entire school year. You can use this licence on up to 5 PC’s or Apple computers

 

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Level 1 Basic Courses

Level 1 courses focus on developing essential computing skills. These courses are a great place to start if you've never used a computer or if you already have basic skills but want to learn a few tricks to make your comuting life easier.

Are you ready to take our Basic Level 1 courses? You should possess these minimum skills prior to taking these courses:

  • No experience related to computers is required whatsoever to take this course.  
  • Just bring a smile and a pen or pencil and be prepared to have fun


Keyboarding

Length - Self Determined

Do you wish you could type quicker?

Northland offers a variety of typing tutorials that help you improve your keyboarding speed and accuracy...

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Windows 10

Length - 2 Weeks - 8 x 2.5hr Classes

This is a great course for people who have little or no experience using modern computers. It is also a good choice for individuals who have some skills with computers in the past, but are frustrated with Windows 10. 

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iPads and iPhones

Length - 2 Weeks - 8 x 2.5hr Classes

Have you purchased an iPad or iPhone and are frustrated because you don’t how to use it? Have you owned one of these devices for a while and still feel like you are not using it to its full potential? If you answered yes to either of these questions, this course is for you.

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Android Tablets and Phones

Length - 2 Weeks - 8 x 2.5hr Classes

If you find yourself wishing you could get more out of your Android tablet or phone but are having trouble learning to use apps and other features on your own, this course is for you. It is also a great place to start for anyone who has little or no experience using these devices.

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Level 2 Basic Courses

Level 2 courses help you become more productive, organized and connected on your computer or tablet.

Are you ready to take our Basic Level 2 courses? You should possess these minimum skills prior to taking these courses:

  • You should have a basic knowledge of using your tablet or computer to navigate the internet and conduct basic searches prior to taking this course. If you do not possess these skills, you may consider taking one o our Level 1 Basic Courses


Google Everything

Length - 2 Weeks - 8 x 2.5hr Classes

Learn to go way beyond using Google as a simple search engine. This course will teach you to search better, use Maps more efficiently, translate text and back up your photos and files to cloud drives. You will also learn to turn your tablet or laptop into a free telephone (for calls in North America) and more...

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Microsoft Online

Length - 2 Weeks - 8 x 2.5hr Classes

Have you ever wondered what features you can unlock with a Microsoft Account? Do you wish you knew how to use Skype to communicate with your friends and family? Do you wish there was a better way to organize passwords, recipes and great ideas or do you just wish you could send Hotmail or Outlook emails more efficiently? This course is for you.

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File Management

Length - 1 Week - 4 x 2.5hr Classes

Have you ever had trouble finding a file you recently created? Do you wish you knew how to transfer images and videos from your cell phone, digital camera or tablet to your computer? Take control of your files by taking this course.

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Level 3 Intermediate Courses

Level 3 courses are designed to help you be more creative and develop essential skills for those seeking employment, transitioning to further education and for home users as well.

Are you ready to take our Basic Level 2 courses? You should possess these minimum skills prior to taking these courses:

  • These courses do not require a sophisticated knowledge of computers, but you should be aware of Windows basics such as opening programs, searching for information on the Internet and using a mouse and computer keyboard. If you do not possess these skills, you may be interested in taking one of our "Level 1 - Basic Courses".


Microsoft Word

Length - 2 Weeks - 8 x 2.5hr Classes

Microsoft Word is the most powerful and common word processor in use today. This course will teach you the skills you need to use this program effectively. Classroom projects focus on the production of business documents, but the abilities you learn can be applied to a wide variety of other applications

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Microsoft Excel

Length - 2 Weeks - 8 x 2.5hr Classes

Spreadsheets form the backbone of record keeping and data analysis in the computing world today. In this course, you will learn the key aspects of creating effective spreadsheets.

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Microsoft PowerPoint

Length - 2 Weeks - 8 x 2.5hr Classes

Learn how to make exciting and dynamic digital slide shows and presentations using PowerPoint.

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How to Create a Website

Length - 2 Weeks - 8 x 2.5hr Classes

If you find have always wanted to create a website but don’t know where to start, this course is for you. Modern website tools make it easy for just about anyone to get online.

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Business Print Media

Length - 2 Weeks - 8 x 2.5hr Classes

Today’s digital landscape has made it easier and less expensive than ever to produce stunning printed creations. This course focuses on modern desktop publishing services and teaches you how to source out and produce a huge variety of printed media.

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Sage 50 / Simply Accounting (Desktop Version)

Length - 2 Weeks - 8 x 2.5hr Classes

Sage 50 / Simply Accounting is a common accounting program used by large businesses. This course teaches the use of Sage 50 (Desktop version) and will give you the fundamental tools you will need to apply for and succeed at employment that requires its use.

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QuickBooks (Online Version)

Length - 2 Weeks - 8 x 2.5hr Classes

QuickBooks is a common accounting program found in small and medium sized businesses. This course teaches the use of QuickBooks (Online version) and will give you the fundamental tools you will need to apply for and succeed at employment that requires its use.

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