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For professional and personal advancement in everything from Microsoft Office training to sophisticated certification programs, our computer courses offer you advanced tools for success. Courses are available online and in a traditional classroom environment.

Security + Exam SYO-701 Prep

This course will prepare students to take the CompTIA Security+ SYO-701 exam. Students will be given the opportunity to learn a baseline knowledge of the following topics. 

- network security

- compliance and operational security

- threats and vulnerabilities

- application, data and host security

- access control and identity management. 

This course involves intense exam prep instruction by Dr. Shane Stonesifer, who is certified in MCT and MCSE NT/2000/2003; MCITS/MCITP Vista/Win 7/2008; CCNP/CCDP; CIWI, CISSP; CEH; CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+)

CIS 123: Security + Exam SYO-701 Prep:

June 27 and 28, 2024

September 14 and 15, 2024

November 2 and 3, 2024

Classes are held on the Dothan Campus.  Dates are scheduled on a weekend format as follows:
Saturday, 8:30 am-5:30 pm (30 minute lunch break); Sunday, 8:30 am-5:30 pm (30 minute lunch break)

Location: Dothan Campus, Everett Hall
Course Fee: $695 for the prep course only; exam is separate and will not be given during the weekend course.

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Microsoft courses on campus

EXCEL – Level 1: In this six-hour course, you will learn to create a spreadsheet, enter and format data, cut, copy, paste, work with formulas, create lists, sort, filter, get subtotals, create charts, pivot tables and much more in this powerful spreadsheet program. Materials included.

CIS 046 - Choose one class meeting.

Thursday, June 6, 2024, 9:00am-4:00pm

Thursday September 19, 2020, 9:00am-4:00pm

CEU: .6;  Fee: $89


EXCEL – Level 2:  For the advanced user, this course will go beyond the basics to learn about creating, editing, sorting, filtering, charts and more.

CIS 075 - Choose one class meeting.

Thursday, June 27, 2024, 9:00am-4:00pm

Thursday, October 17, 2024 9:00am-4:00pm

CEU: .6;  Fee $89


PowerPoint – A complete presentation graphics program that creates professional presentations. Learn to outline, draw, use graphs and clip art to design overhead presentations and animated computer presentations. Participants must have experience working with Windows. 

CIS 078 - Choose one class meeting.

Tuesday, July 23, 2024, 9:00am-4:00pm

Thursday, November 7, 2024 9:00am-4:00pm

CEU: .6;  Fee: $89


MS Word – Learn word processing to create professional documents. You will learn how to create letters, reports, bulletins, and more using features such as clip art, spell check, and tables. 

CIS 077 - Choose one class meeting.

Thursday, August 1, 2024, 9:00am-4:00pm

Wednesday, October 2, 2024, 9:00am-4:00pm

CEU: .6;  Fee: $89

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Cyber Security

Cyber Security – This four-course program educates participants on fundamentals of network protection, securing electronic assets, preventing attacks, and ensuring the privacy of your customers. For more information, click here.


Online Computer Courses and Technology Skills

Certificate in Coding - As one of the most in-demand skills in the workplace, coding is a core skill that bolsters one's chances of becoming a higher value to organizations. Begin by getting introduced to the basics of computer programming and various programming languages. Then, go to the next level and acquire all the basics of HTML and CSS.  You will learn the relationship between these two industry-standard web page coding languages and the step-by-step process of hand coding the building web pages.  For dates, cost and registration, click here.

Certificate in Web Design - Online users say a website's design is the number one criteria for deciding whether a company is credible or not, according to recent research. Understanding what it takes to produce effective web design is essential in today's market of highly saturated digital competition. First discover the basics of web design using HTML and CSS. The no-prior knowledge of HTML or web design is required. After the first course you will have the info you need to plan and design effective web pages. For dates, cost and registration, click here.

Programming for Non Programmers Certificate - If you wish to communicate technically with programming teams or wish to code a bit yourself, this certificate is for you.  You will learn the basic concepts of programming, so you can communicate more effectively with programmers and techies.  Develop communication strategies to make your projects more successful, creating a win-win situation for both you and your programmers.  For more information, click here

SQL Certificate - Structured Query Language (SQL) is the industry standard database programming language.  It is one of the most in-demand skills in occupations that require interaction with data and analyzing data. This certificate will enhance your competitiveness in the field of database administration and data analyst jobs.  For more information, click here.

WordPress Certificate - WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) for website and blog design.  After successfully completing the WordPress Certificate, you will know how to build a WordPress website or blog, customize your WordPress site by hand-coding HTML, CSS, and PHP, know necessary regular WordPress maintenance, create WordPress website backup, and know how to apply SEO techniques in WordPress.  For more information, click here.

Microsoft Courses Online

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2019/Office 365- Across all industries, the ability to create documents in a word processor is essential in day-to-day functions. From writing reports to Knowing how to use Microsoft Word, the most widely-used word processing program, adds an important skill set to your professional profile.  This course will introduce you to the 2019 version of Microsoft Word, available through the Office 365 online platform. You will learn the basics of Word 2019 needed to write and edit text and to create, format, and organize documents. By the time you're done with these hands-on activities, you will be able to use Word confidently at home or on the job.  For more information, click here.

Intermediate Microsoft Word 2019/Office 365- If you create business documents like letters, brochures, or newsletter, you know that their quality is representative of your organization. And to create professional-quality documents efficiently and effectively, you have to use advanced word processing functions. This online course will teach you how to use Microsoft Word 2019, the newest version of Microsoft Office/Office 365's widely-used word processing software.  Through hands-on lessons and modules, you will learn how to use a number shortcuts and time-saving techniques to create complex documents. By the end of the course, you will know how to create and organize tables, manipulate graphics, and merge spreadsheets, amongst other functions, to turn Word into a simple desktop publishing tool.  For more information, click here.

Intermediate Excel- This course will help you increase your efficiency by learning how to organize, display and calculate your data into useful information. Find out how you can consolidate your data proficiently into readable rows and columns using different table designs and styles. Create a unique style for yourself to improve your spreadsheet appearance to make the content easier to understand for your target audience. Learn from the trainer on how beneficial it is to become more productive in generating different everyday business functions. Discover how easily pivot tables can be created to quickly summarize large amounts of data. Through this course, these tasks will make your work outstanding and unique in what you do.  for more information, click here.

 Advanced Excel- Advanced Excel contains the tools that can help you prepare your worksheets accurately, examine your data for authentication, and then find those answers to your most difficult questions. This course will help you learn these required business functions along with the tools required to analyze data efficiently within the workplace. Save time for yourself by protecting your valuable data and know with assurance that the entered data is accurate without any errors. By completing the course, discover how to attractively visualize your data into meaningful information with confidence.  For more information, click here.

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2019/Office 365- This in-depth course introduces PowerPoint's functions and will teach you how to plan and create professional-quality presentations. You will learn how to catch your audience's attention with PowerPoint's visual features like photo album. As you become acquainted to Office 365, you will learn how to utilize OneDrive and PowerPoint Online's cross-functionality—saving, editing, and sharing your presentations online.  This course is perfect for beginners looking to learn how to use the latest PowerPoint software. You will have the opportunity to create a custom presentation with content specific to your needs. By completion, you will be able to create captivating presentations and contribute to your company's business processes.  For more information, click here.

Introduction to QuickBooks 2019- From business owners to independent bookkeepers, millions use QuickBooks for payroll, inventory, reports, and other accounting needs. Now you can learn to manage your finances with QuickBooks in this introductory online course.  Introduction to QuickBooks 2019 is designed for those new to QuickBooks or those wanting a refresher with the latest version. You will learn how QuickBooks makes it easy to set up a chart of accounts; create and print invoices, receipts, and statements; track your payables, inventory, and receivables, and generate reports.  for more information, click here.



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