Computer Foundations | Byte Back

Computer Foundations

Grow Your Digital Confidence with Basic Computer Skills

Who’s Eligible

Students should meet these requirements:

Be 18+ years old

Be a resident in one of Byte Back’s service areas - Washington, DC area or Baltimore

Have a genuine desire to learn new technical skills and advance your career

Have a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent

Course:

Computer Foundations 1

prerequisite

None. This course starts you from the beginning and allows you to move up.

Timing

Computer Foundations 1 takes 24 hours in class, usually taught in 2-hour classes, 3 days a week

Cost

Byte Back courses are free for all students

Class Description

You’re only a beginner until you decide to become something more. Computer Foundations 1 is a great starting place for adults that have little to no experience with computers. Throughout the course, students will create a base for digital success. Once the course is complete, students will be able to perform basic computer tasks in their personal and professional lives. This course also prepares students to move up into higher levels of training with Byte Back.

What You Can Expect

In this class, students can expect to learn:

How to use a mouse

Touch typing

Computer parts and processes, such as files, folders, and storage

Email basics, such as account setup, sending, receiving, and including attachments

Internet basics, such as search setup and how to find resources

Course:

Computer Foundations 2

Prerequisite

Pass Computer Foundations 1, pass assessments, and interview

Timing

Computer Foundations 2 takes 54 hours in class, usually 3-hour classes, 3 days per week

Cost

Byte Back courses are free for all students

Class Description

Computer Foundations 2 is a great place to start on the Byte Back training pathway. This course is right for you if you already have some computer skills but want to gain confidence and skills. You will graduate from Foundations 2 with a deep knowledge of common Office software.

What You Can Expect

In this class, students can expect to learn:

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft Word document editing and shortcuts

Using a computer confidently for professional tasks

Not right for you? Check out our other courses

“When I first got to Byte Back, I knew a little about computers, but I didn’t know a whole a lot. My instructor referred me to a job in 2012, and I’ve been at that job ever since. It’s the longest I’ve ever kept a job, because Byte Back and my instructor saw something in me.” 

— Denise Johnson, 2012 Graduate