Participant Eligibility & Enrollment
All classes are offered virtually. Participants must be low income Arlington residents 18 years and older and will need to provide the following to verify eligibility:
- Proof of Arlington residency (utility bill, lease, mortgage, etc.)
- Government-issued photo ID (driver’s license, passport, green card, etc.)
- Proof of family income (pay stubs)
- Social security number (if applicable)
Computer Training Schedule
|Basic Computers||Monday’s and Wednesday’s||9am – 12pm|
|Basic Computers||Tuesday’s and Thursday’s||6pm – 9pm|
|MOS Certification||Monday’s and Wednesday’s||6pm – 9pm|
|CompTIA ITF+||Monday’s and Wednesday’s||6pm – 9pm|
|CompTIA A+||Tuesday’s and Thursday’s||6pm – 9pm|
This course is ideal for individuals who are brand new or intimidated by computers. The course covers using a keyboard and a mouse, Windows, e-mail, the internet, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint. Individuals can earn Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment certificates if successful on their exams. To learn more about Northstar Digital Literacy Assessments, visit https://www.digitalliteracyassessment.org/. There are no pre-requisites for this course.
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification
MOS certification will expand knowledge and skills with Microsoft Office products, such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint. Upon completion of courses, individuals will be prepared to take the 2016 exams. To learn more about the MOS certification, visit https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/mos-certification.aspx. Individuals must take and pass the Basic Computers course or pass competency exams at the time of registration to take this course.
CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+) Certification Preparation Class
Exploring a career in IT? This course give an overview of this growing industry, as it provides an overview of the field, including hardware, software, software development, applications, databases, and security. Upon completion, this course will prepare students for the official CompTIA ITF+ certification exam. Please note that this certification alone will not guarantee a job in IT – instead, it is a stepping stone to higher-level certification exams, such as CompTIA A+. Individuals must take and pass the Basic Computers course or pass competency exams at the time of registration to take this course. To learn more, visit CompTIA ITF+.
CompTIA A+ Certification Preparation Class
This course is ideal for individuals who want to begin entry-level careers in IT, such as help desk technicians. Among other skills, this course covers hardware, operating systems, security, networking, and troubleshooting. This course will prepare students for the official CompTIA A+ 220-1001 and 220-1002 exams. Please note that candidates must pass both exams to become CompTIA A+ certified. Individuals must take and pass the CompTIA ITF+ course or pass competency exams at the time of registration to take this course. To learn more, visit CompTIA A+.