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Continuing Education

Computer Courses for Beginners

Keyboarding Fundamentals

Learn the keyboard and techniques to improve speed and accuracy.
Required text available at BRCC Bookstore.

Meets: Six Wednesdays, Feb 4 – Mar 11, 6-8:30 pm; BRCC Plecker Center
Instructor: Lesley Bayne
Fee: $145 (#65756)

Get Started with Computers

Learn basic computer terminology and mouse skills, practice navigation in Windows 7, as well as creating/saving basic documents.

Meets: Two Mondays, Mar 23 & 30, 6-8:30 pm; BRCC Plecker Center
Instructor: Staff
Fee: $99 (#65757)

Get Started with Microsoft Office

An absolute must if you are new to Microsoft Office, this survey class provides hands-on introduction to:

  • Word (Ribbon, navigation techniques, AutoComplete, tables, editing text, AutoCorrect, character formatting, special text effects);
  • Excel (enter/edit data, construct simple formulas, depict data using column and pie charts)
  • PowerPoint (develop a new presentation, explore layouts and design themes, create animations and transitions)

Basic keyboarding and mouse skills required. Prior keyboarding class highly recommended.
Required text available at BRCC Bookstore: Welcome to Microsoft Office 2013 ISBN-13: 978-159136-659-1

Meets: Five Thursdays, Mar 26 – Apr 23, 6-9 pm; BRCC Augusta Center
Instructor: Darlene Yeago
Fee: $179 (#65760)


Online Classes


Learning touch-typing or improving your existing keyboarding skills makes a positive difference in your computing enjoyment and productivity!  Using the Keyboarding Pro 5 typing tutorial, learn to type text without looking at your keyboard in this online course. 
$99.  Visit ed2go/blueridgecc to register.

Introduction to Windows 7

Get up to speed quickly on Microsoft Windows 7 with this fun and easy hands-on course for beginners.
$99.  Visit to register.

Introduction to Windows 8

Learn how get the most from the Microsoft Windows 8 operating system, including managing apps, programs, photos, files, and folders.
$99.  Visit ed2go/blueridgecc to register.