HIREDTexas provides free computer software training for a number of common applications.
Classes are limited to 20 students. There are 12 computers provided by HIREDTexas for student use. Others may bring their own computers if they have the appropriate software.
The courses are built around Microsoft Office 2010. Classes will migrate to Microsoft Office 2016 in the second half of 2017. Students bringing their own laptops are advised that they are responsible for any differences between the version of Office installed on their system and the official teaching version. Microsoft Office 2007 has a radically different interface, and students using this older version can expect extreme differences.
Registration starts 1-2 weeks prior to the start of a class. Registration must be done in person at a weekly meeting.
A student handbook is available to download for free from a USB drive or a $10.00 fee for a printed copy. The handbooks are not available from this website.
Students are expected to complete assigned projects to earn a course completion certificate.
HIREDTexas Classes are held on Mondays and Tuesdays at Grace Presbyterian Church, Room 5A, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and/or 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The schedule of upcoming classes can also be found on the website calendar. Class schedules are subject to change to meet demand.
Questions for the instructors should be sent here.
IBM Community Grants
HIREDTexas has received IBM Community Grants to support our ongoing education initiatives in 2015, 2016 and 2017. These grants recognizes the support of IBM'ers who volunteer with HIREDTexas. Funds have been used to upgrade the classroom environment with new hardware and software, and fund upgrades to the classroom network connectivity.
Thank you IBM
2017 Class Schedule
|Class||Start Date||End Date||Sessions||Start Time|
|PowerPoint 1 - Beginner||05/01/17||05/16/17||6||1:00pm|
|PowerPoint 2 - Intermediate||06/05/17||06/20/17||6||1:00pm|
|Excel 1 - Beginner||06/05/17||06/20/17||6||3:00pm|
|Word 1 - Beginner||07/10/17||07/24/17||5||1:00pm|
|Word 2 - Intermediate||08/07/17||08/28/17||7||1:00pm|
|Excel 1 - Beginner||09/11/17||09/25/17||5||1:00pm|
|Excel 2 - Intermediate||10/02/17||10/17/17||6||1:00pm|
|PowerPoint 1 - Beginner||11/06/17||11/21/17||6||1:00pm|
|PowerPoint 2 - Intermediate||12/04/17||12/19/17||6||1:00pm|
Computer Foundations is for people who may have worked with a computer, but never had the opportunity to learn the basics that will enable them to navigate with ease. Students should be able to understand:
- what the various connectors on their computers are
- the essentials of how a PC (as opposed to a Mac) work
- the function of an Operating System
- how data is stored on the system
- how to set up a personal file system that makes it easy to find things
Excel 1 - Beginner
Excel 1 is for people who have had little or no experience with a spreadsheet program. Students will set up spreadsheets and use Excel to do basic calculations. Students will learn to sort data and create basic charts.
Excel 2 - Intermediate
Excel 2 - Intermediate is for those who have completed Excel 1 or have equivalent knowledge and want to learn additional skills. At the end of class, students should be able to create executive-level presentation charts, and analyze data using sorts, filters, and pivot tables.
Excel 3 - Advanced
Excel 3- Advanced is for those who have completed Excel 2 or have equivalent knowledge and want to learn additional skills. This new class is currently under development and is projected to be offered in the second half of 2017.
Word 1 - Beginner
Producing documents quickly and accurately is a foundation skill for nearly any office job. Microsoft Word 1 is a beginner’s course in word processing skills. Students will create files, use margins, tabs, and styles, and format text and paragraphs. They will also learn how to make and use tables, as well as create and use document navigation.
Word 2 - Intermediate
MS Word 2 builds on the skills learned in MS Word 1. Students will learn to prepare complex documents usinh graphics and photos. Students will learn how to create and use document styles. Emphasis will be placed on preparing documents for printing or distribution by portable document file.
PowerPoint 1 - Beginner
PowerPoint 1 is for students who have little or no experience in preparing PowerPoint presentations. Students will learn how to plan and assemble basic presentations, including speaker's notes. They will learn how to use slide formats, build PowerPoint images, use and format text boxes.
PowerPoint 2 - Intermediate
PowerPoint 2 is for students who have completed PowerPoint 1 or have equivalent knowledge. Students will learn how to create charts, graphs, animate objects on command, control the way changes between slides appear, and much more.