Computer Classes

Computer Classes at the Goodwill Jobs Campus in Roanoke

Computer Classes at the Goodwill Jobs Campus in Roanoke

Basic computer classes are now available at:

  • Roanoke Job Campus – 2502 Melrose Ave., NW, Suite B, Roanoke, VA - (540) 767.0372
  • Madison Heights Job Center -174 River James Shopping Center, Madison Heights, VA – (434) 200.9920 ext. 100
  • The Career Connection Center in the Goodwill Madison Heights Store – 4090S. Amherst Hwy., Madison Heights -  (434) 509.0059

All classes are two hours, offered at no charge, and are open to the public. To register and reserve your seat, please call the location listed above. Space is limited. If you register and find you cannot make it please call to cancel to allow room for others.

One-to-one computer tutoring is also available, by appointment only at:

  • Charlottesville Virginia Workforce Center – 2211 Hydraulic Rd., Charlottesville, VA – (434) 963.2960

 

Available Computer Classes at Goodwill’s Melrose Jobs Campus

Job Search

  • Job Searching: This class is intended to help users enter (or re-enter) the job market. It will include searching for jobs on the Internet using a variety of search engines. The course will also help you prepare for and learn to complete and submit online job applications
    Prerequisites: Computer Basics I and II, Intro to Internet and Email
    Dates and Times:
    Monday, March 10th from 1:30pm to 3pm
    Monday, April 28th from 1:30pm to 3pm
  • Resumes I: Resume writing is intended to help users enter (or re-enter) the job market. The class will instruct students on using the facts gathered to build a strong, solid resume, including saving for future updates and attaching to online applications.
    Prerequisites: Computer Basics I and II
    Dates and Times:
    Monday, March 3rd from 11:30am to 1pm
    Monday, April 14th from 9:30am to 11am
    Monday, April 28th from 11:30am to 1pm
  • Resumes II: The follow-up to Resumes I class will focus on creating an attractive and effective digital copy of the students resume via Microsoft Word.
    Prerequisites: Computer Basics I and II, Resume I
    Dates and Times:
    Wednesday, March 5th from 11:30am to 1pm
    Wednesday, April 16th from 9:30am to 11am
    Wednesday, April 30th from 1:30pm to 3pm
  • VA WorkConnect 1: Covers the benefits of using the site, how to create an account, and how to create a resume in Work Connect.
    Prerequisites: Computer Basics I and II
    Dates and Times:
    Monday, March 17th from 11:30am to 1pm
    Not Offered in April
  • VA WorkCenter 2: Covers how to use the virtual recruiter feature.
    Prerequisites: Computer Basics I and II, VA WorkCenter 1
    Dates and Times:
    Monday, March 17th from 1:30pm to 3pm
    Not Offered in April
  • Job Searching with VA WorkConnect: How to search for jobs on the VA Work Connect website
    Prerequisites: Computer Basics I and II
    Dates and Times:
    Not Offered in March
    Monday, April 14th from 11:30am to 1pm
  • 10 Tips for VA WorkCenter: Tips and shortcuts to navigating the VA Work Connect website.
    Prerequisites: Computer Basics I and II, VA WorkCenter 1
    Dates and Times:
    Not Offered in March
    Monday, April 14th from 1:30pm to 3pm
  • Job Searching with Social Media: Focus exclusively on searching for jobs via several social media websites
    Prerequisites: Any, familiarity using the Internet
    Dates and Times:
    Not Offered in March
    Wednesday, April 30th from 9am to 11am

Internet Skills

  • Intro to Internet and Email: This course introduces students to the Internet and Email. In this course students will understand what the Internet is, how to connect to it, how to view (or “visit”) a web page and how to perform a basic Web search. Students will also learn how to create an e-mail account, as well as basic navigation, composing and sending an email, and email etiquette and safety.
    Prerequisites: Computer Basics I and II
    Dates and Times:
    Wednesday, March 12th from 11:30am to 1pm
    Wednesday, April 2nd from 9:30am to 11am
    Wednesday, April 23rd from 1:30pm to 3pm
  • Email Plus: Discussion of more comprehensive email using including: attaching files, sending group emails, organizing folders, and email etiquette.
    Prerequisites:Computer Basics I and II, Navigating the Net and/or Intro to Email.
    Dates and Times:
    Wednesday, March 26th from 1:30pm to 3pm
    Not Offered in April
  • Navigating the Net: This course introduces students to the Internet. By the end of the course students will understand what the Internet is, how to connect to it, how to view (or “visit”) a web page and how to perform a basic Web search.
    Prerequisites: Computer Basics I and II
    Dates and Times:
    Monday, March 10th from 11:30am to 1pm
    Not Offered in April
  • Intro to Google Apps: This course covers what apps Google provides as well as introduction on using Google Maps, and Google Drive
    Prerequisites: Computer Basics I and II, Intro to Email, Navigating the Net, and/or familiarity using the internet.
    Dates and Times:
    Monday, March 24th from 1:30pm to 3pm
    Wednesday, April 2nd from 1:30pm to 3pm
  • LinkedIn: Introduction to LinkedIn: a social networking website for people in professional occupations.
    Prerequisites: Computer Basics I and II
    Dates and Times:
    Wednesday, March 5th from 1:30pm to 3pm
    Wednesday, April 9th from 1:30pm to 3pm
  • Internet Safety: Exploring how to stay as safe as possible on the internet. Topics include: what is a secured site/connection, how to recognize fraudulent sites, things to be cautious of on community boards such as Craigslist, a brief overview of antivirus services, and secure password creation.
    Prerequisites: Computer Basics I and II, Navigating the Net, Comprehensive Web Searching and/or familiarity surfing the Internet
    Dates and Times:
    Wednesday, March 19th from 11:30am to 1pm
    Wednesday, April 2nd from 11:30am to 1pm
    Wednesday, April 30th from 11:30am to 1pm

Microsoft Office

  • Microsoft Word I: This course introduces students to Microsoft Word, a popular word processing program. By the end of the course students will learn how to open and close the program as well as how to create, open, save, and print documents. Basic formatting of documents will also be discussed.
    Prerequisites: Computer Basics I and II 
    Dates and Times: 
    Monday, March 3rd from 9:30am to 11am
    Monday, March 24th from 9:30am to 11am
    Monday, April 7th from 11:30am to 1pm
    Wednesday, April 23rd from 11:30am to 1pm
  • Microsoft Word II: This course focuses on editing and formatting Microsoft Word documents. Topics include: Spelling and grammar checks, page, paragraph, and line formatting, inserting headers and footers, and managing pictures.
    Prerequisites: Microsoft Word I
    Dates and Times:
    Wednesday, March 5th from 9:30am to 11am
    Monday, March 24th from 11:30am to 1pm
    Wednesday, April 9th from 11:30am to 1pm
    Monday, April 28th from 9:30am to 11am
  • Microsoft Excel I: This course introduces students to Microsoft Excel, a popular program for creating spreadsheets. Students will learn to create and navigate spreadsheets, enter data, and create basic formulas.
    Prerequisites: Computer Basics I and II
    Dates and Times:
    Monday, March 10th from 9:30am to 11am
    Wednesday, March 26th from 9:30am to 11am
    Wednesday, April 16th from 11:30am to 1pm
  • Microsoft Excel II: This course focuses on presentation and formatting in Excel. Topics include: Borders, number and text formatting, and creating and managing charts. Students will also customize templates via the Office.com website.
    Prerequisites: Computer Basics I and II, Excel I
    Dates and Times:
    Wednesday, March 12th from 9:30am to 11am
    Wednesday, March 26th from 11:30am to 1pm
    Wednesday, April 16th from 1:30pm to 3pm
  • Microsoft PowerPoint I: This course presents the basics of making presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint. This class will teach you to create slides and presentations, add content to slides, save, print, and more!
    Prerequisites: Computer Basics I and II
    Dates and Times:
    Monday, March 17th from 9:30am to 11am
    Monday, March 31st from 11:30am to 1pm
    Monday, April 21st from 9:30am to 11am
  • Microsoft PowerPoint II: This class will focus on the formatting and presentation of PowerPoint slides, from pictures to WordArt and slide transitions. Learn how to really put on a show!
    Prerequisites: Computer Basics I and II, Microsoft PowerPoint I
    Dates and Times: 
    Wednesday, March 19th from 9:30am to 11am
    Monday, March 31st from 1:30pm to 3pm
    Wednesday, April 23rd from 9:30am to 11am
  • Windows Basics: Introduction to the Windows 7 operating system, including locations of the desktop, the taskbar, and the Start menu
    Prerequisites: Computer Basics I and II
    Dates and Times: 
    Not Offered in March
    Wednesday, April 9th from 9:30am to 11am
  • Advanced Excel: Introduction to several advanced formulas and functions in Excel.
    Prerequisites: Excel I and II and/or proficiency using basic functions of Excel
    Dates and Times:
    Not Offered in March
    Monday, April 21st from 1:30pm to 3pm

Computer Basics

  • Meet the Mouse: Introduction to the computer mouse. Practice left clicking, right clicking and scrolling.
    Prerequisites: None
    Dates and Times:
    Not Offered in March
    Monday, April 7th from 9:30am to 11am
  • Computer Basics I: This course introduces you to the components of a computer. In this course you will practice typing and using a mouse. It’s a great for those who may not feel ready for more advanced classes and for those who want extra practice on basic skills.
    Prerequisites: None
    Dates and Times:
    Friday, March 7th from 9:30am to 11am
    Friday, March 21st from 9:30am to 11am
    Friday, April 4th from 9:30am to 11am
    Friday, April 25th from 9:30am to 11am
  • Computer Basics II: This course is a follow up to Computer Basics I. In this course you will learn how to access the Internet and open programs.
    Prerequisites: Computer Basics I 
    Dates and Times:
    Friday, March 14th from 9:30am to 11am
    Friday, March 28th from 9:30am to 11am
    Friday, April 11th from 9:30am to 11am
  • Data Back-Up 101: This class presents students with step-by-step instructions on how to save their digital files.
    Prerequisites: Computer Basics I and II
    Dates and Times:
    Wednesday, March 12th from 1:30pm to 3pm
    Not Offered in April
  • Typing and Keyboarding: Practice touch typing via TypingWeb, a free online typing tutor.
    Prerequisites: Computer Basics I and II
    Dates and Times:
    Monday, March 3rd from 1:30pm to 3pm
    Wednesday, March 19th from 1:30pm to 3pm
    Monday, March 31st from 9:30am to 11am
    Monday, April 7th from 1:30pm to 3pm
    Monday, April 21st from 11:30am to 1pm
  • Open Lab:  During this time, one-on-one assistance will be available to help you with computer- related questions.This is time for you to use the computer with the instructors present to assist if needed.
    Prerequisites: Must have attended a computer class prior to open lab sessions.
    Dates and Times:
    Monday, March 3rd from 3pm to 4pm
    Wednesday, March 5th  from 3pm to 4pm
    Friday, March 7th from 11am to 12pm
    Monday, March 10th  from 3pm to 4pm
    Wednesday, March 12th  from 3pm to 4pm
    Friday, March 14th from 11am to 12pm
    Monday, March 17th  from 3pm to 4pm
    Wednesday, March 19th  from 3pm to 4pm
    Friday, March 21st from 11am to 12pm
    Monday, March 24th  from 3pm to 4pm
    Wednesday, March 26th  from 3pm to 4pm
    Friday, March 28th  from 11am to 12pm
    Monday, March 31st  from 3pm to 4pm
    Friday, April 4th from 11am to 1pm
    Monday, April 7th from 3pm to 4pm
    Friday, April 11th from 11am to 1pm
    Monday, April 14th from 3pm to 4pm
    Monday, April 21st from 3pm to 4pm
    Friday, April 25th from 11am to 1pm
    Monday, April 28th from 3pm to 4pm

Available Classes at Goodwill’s Career Connection at Madison Heights Retail Store

Computer Basics

  • Computer Basics: This course introduces you to the components of a computer. In this course you will practice typing and using a mouse. It’s a great for those who may not feel ready for more advanced classes and for those who want extra practice on basic skills.
    Prerequisites: None
    Dates and Time:
    Tuesday, April 8th from 9am to 10:30am
    Wednesday, April 23rd from 9am to 10:30am

Job Search

  • Resumes Writing: Resume writing is intended to help users enter (or re-enter) the job market. The class will instruct students on using the facts gathered to build a strong, solid resume, including saving for future updates and attaching to online applications.
    Prerequisites: Computer Basics I and II
    Dates and Times:
    Friday, April 25th from 9am to 11am
  • Job Searching: This class is intended to help users enter (or re-enter) the job market. It will include searching for jobs on the Internet using a variety of search engines. The course will also help you prepare for and learn to complete and submit online job applications
    Prerequisites: Computer Basics I and II, Intro to Internet and Email
    Dates and Times:
    Thursday, April 10th from 9am to 11am