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 a hour and a half, 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

  • 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:
    Wednesday, July 16th from 1pm to 2:30pm
    Monday, August 18th from 11am to 12:30pm
  • 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:
    Friday, July 11th from 11am to 12:30pm
    Wednesday, August 20th from 9am to 10:30am
  • Resume Editing: Fine tune your existing resume in this workshop-format class.
    Prerequisite: Must bring existing resume to class (hard copy or digital copy)
    Dates and Times:
    Friday, July 11th from 1pm to 2:30pm
    Monday, August 25th from 1pm to 2:30pm
  • 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 July
    Wednesday, August 13th from 11am to 12:30pm
  • 10 Tips for VA WorkConnect: Tips and shortcuts to navigating the VAWorkConnect website.
    Prerequisites: Computer Basics I and II, Job Searching with WorkConnect
    Dates and Times:
    Not offered in July
    Wednesday, August 13th from 9am to 10:30am
  • 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:
    Monday, July 21st from 11am to 12:30pm
    Wednesday, August 6th from 1pm to 2:30pm
  • Job Searching: Essential Tools: Prep a “toolkit” to facilitate a more effective job search.
    Prerequisites: Current resume and a valid email address, familiarity using computers.
    Dates and Times:
    Not Offered in July
    Monday, August 18th from 1pm to 2:30pm

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, July 2nd from 1pm to 2:30pm
    Monday, July 14th from 1pm to 2:30pm
    Monday, July 21st from 9am to 10:30am
    Wednesday, July 30th from 1pm to 2:30pm
    Wednesday, August 6th from 9am to 10:30am
    Wednesday, August 27th from 1pm to 2:30pm
  • 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:
    Friday, July 18th from 11am to 12:30pm
    Not offered in August
  • 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, July 21st from 1pm to 2:30pm
    Wednesday, August 20th from 11am to 12:30pm
  • LinkedIn: Introduction to LinkedIn: a social networking website for people in professional occupations.
    Prerequisites: Computer Basics I and II
    Dates and Times:
    Friday, July 18th from 1pm to 2:30pm
    Wednesday, August 6th from 11am to 12:30pm
    Wednesday, August 27th from 11am to 12:30pm

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, July 7th from 9am to 10:30am
    Wednesday, July 23rd from 9am to 10:30am
    Monday, August 4th from 9am to 10:30am
    Wednesday, August 20th from 1pm to 2:30pm
  • 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, July 9th from 9am to 10:30am
    Friday, July 25th from 11am to 12:30pm
    Monday, August 11th from 9am to 10:30am
    Monday, August 25th from 9am to 10:30am
  • 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, July 7th from 1pm to 2:30pm
    Wednesday, July 23rd from 1pm to 2:30pm
    Monday, August 4th from 1pm to 2:30pm
    Monday, August 25th from 11am to 12:30pm
  • 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, July 9th from 1pm to 2:30pm
    Monday, July 28th from 9am to 10:30am
    Monday, August 11th from 1pm to 2:30pm
    Wednesday, August 27th from 9am to 10:30am
  • 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, July 7th from 11am to 12:30pm
    Wednesday, July 23rd from 11am to 12:30pm
    Monday, August 4th from 11am to 12:30am
  • 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, July 9th from 11am to 12:30pm
    Friday, July 25th from 1pm to 2:30pm
    Monday, August 11th from 11am to 12:30pm
  • 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: 
    Wednesday, July 2nd from 11am to 12:30pm
    Monday, July 14th from 11am to 12:30pm
    Wednesday, July 30th from 11am to 12:30pm
    Friday, August 22nd from 11am to 12:30pm
  • 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:
    Wednesday, July 16th from 11am to 12:30pm
    Monday, July 28th from 11am to 12:30pm
    Wednesday, August 13th from 1pm to 2:30pm
  • Advanced Word: Introduction to several advanced features and functions in Word.
    Prerequisites: Word 1 and 2 and/or proficiency using Word
    Dates and Times:
    Wednesday, July 16th from 9am to 10:30am
    Monday, July 28th from 1pm to 2:30pm
    Monday, August 18th from 9am to 10:30am

Computer Basics

  • Meet the Mouse: Introduction to the computer mouse. Practice left clicking, right clicking and scrolling.
    Prerequisites: None
    Dates and Times:
    Wednesday, July 2nd from 9am to 10:30am
    Monday, July 14th from 9am to 10:30am
    Wednesday, July 30th from 9am to 10:30am
    Friday, August 1st from 11am to 12:30pm
    Friday, August 15th from 11am to 12:30pm
    Friday, August 29th from 11am to 12:30pm
  • 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, July 18th from 9am to 10:30am
    Friday, August 1st from 9am to 10:30am
    Friday, August 15th from 9am to 10:30am
    Friday, August 29th from 9am to 10:30am
  • 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, July 11th from 9am to 10:30am
    Friday, July 25th from 9am to 10:30am
    Friday, August 8th from 9am to 10:30am
    Friday, August 22nd from 9am to 10:30am
  • Typing and Keyboarding: Practice touch typing via TypingWeb, a free online typing tutor.
    Prerequisites: Computer Basics I and II
    Dates and Times:
    Wednesday, July 2nd from 2:30pm to 4pm
    Wednesday, July 9th from 2:30pm to 4pm
    Wednesday, July 16th from 2:30pm to 4pm
    Wednesday, July 23rd from 2:30pm to 4pm
    Wednesday, July 30th from 2:30pm to 4pm
    Wednesday, August 6th from 2:30pm to 4pm
    Friday, August 8th from 11am to 12:30pm
    Wednesday, August 13th from 2:30pm to 4pm
    Wednesday, August 20th from 2:30pm to 4pm
    Wednesday, August 27th from 2:30pm to 4pm
  • 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, July 7th from 2:30pm to 4pm
    Friday, July 11th from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
    Monday, July 14th from 2:30pm to 4pm
    Friday, July 18th from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
    Monday, July 21st from 2:30pm to 4pm
    Friday, July 25th from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
    Monday, July 28th from 2:30pm to 4pm
    Monday, August 4th from 2:30pm to 4pm
    Monday, August 11th from 2:30pm to 4pm
    Monday, August 18th from 2:30pm to 4pm
    Monday, August 25th from 2:30pm to 4pm