Computers & Information Technology
To register, please call 914-606-6830, press option 1.
- *Please note that these classes are not Mac compatible, with the exception of QuickBooks Online.
- All classes are taught with Windows 10 and Office 365 for PC. All participants may be provided with Microsoft Office 365 access upon activation of their Westchester Community College email account.
- Many of our programs align with certification exams offered by leading companies.
- Based on our concern for the health and safety of our students, classes may switch to a remote format.
Entry-Level IT Helpdesk Technician
This 173-hour certificate program will prepare you to earn the CompTIA A+ certification. The course provides hands-on instruction, covering the skills required to assemble, refurbish, upgrade, configure and troubleshoot personal computers. The skills you will gain will give you a clear understanding of network, hardware, security, software, server, virtualization, management, as well as troubleshooting mobile devices. Additionally, you will benefit from attending a Career Development session once per week to refine your job search skills so that you are successful finding employment in the IT field.
Go to the following link to sign-up. www.sunywcc.edu/locations/technician-application. For more information including class schedule, contact Eridania Camacho at 914-606-7558.
Organizing and managing your files is essential for the workplace and for the home. Learn best practices to organize your files; create and organize folders; search for files; work with shortcuts. This is a must-have skill!
CE-COMP 2002, Sec. B: 3 T/W/Th, Jan. 18-20, 9:00-11:00 am, $150, GTW-209. #18878
Digital Literacy for Life and the Workplace
Whether you are new to computers or want to enhance your computer skills, this course is for you. Increase your computer literacy with techniques and shortcuts. Build your confidence and gain control of your computer by managing, organizing, and searching for your files and folders. Learn the benefits of different internet browsers and search engines, as you manage your email folders and attachments. Learn to use the basic features of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 365, three of the most fundamental software programs used in everyday life, educational and professional settings. All participants will be provided Microsoft Office 365 access upon activation of their Westchester Community College account. This class is best suited for PC, not Mac.
CE-COMP 2235, 8 T/Th, Jan. 25-Feb. 17, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, $496 (+ textbook), GTW-209. #18564
Digital Literacy for Life and the Workplace, the Next Level
Go beyond the basics with the latest version of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint–three of the most fundamental software programs used in educational and professional settings. Learn to Mail Merge and work with images, section breaks, columns, styles, tables, headers, and footers in Word. Apply advanced formatting techniques to your spreadsheets and work with dates and lookup functions in Excel. Create presentations that include charts, tables, and hyperlinks. Prepare a presentation for delivery with PowerPoint. Prerequisite: Digital Literacy for Life and the Workplace or equivalent experience. All participants will be provided Microsoft Office 365 access upon activation of their Westchester Community College account. This class is best suited for PC, not Mac.
CE-COMP 2173, 6 T/Th, Mar. 1-17, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, $403 (+ textbook), GTW-209. #18593
Keyboarding for Accuracy and Speed
This course provides students with the basic skills necessary to learn touch-typing on a computer keyboard. The ability to type faster and more accurately saves time and increases productivity. A great course for anyone who uses the computer, including healthcare professionals who have to make entries in patient electronic records. Only basic computer operational skills are required for this hands-on class.
CE-COMP 2016, 9 Sat., Feb. 12-Apr. 9, 9:00-11:00 am, $217, GTW-203. #18565
Join us at Westchester Community College virtually or in-person for some digital fun! Learn something new and get your questions answered in these workshops.
Get Organized: Manage Your Computer Files
Organizing and managing your files is essential for the workplace and for the home. Learn best practices to arrange and categorize your files; create and organize folders; search for files; work with shortcuts. This is a must-have skill!
CE-COMP 2002, 2 Sun., Feb. 6 & 13, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, $150. #18566
Declutter Your Digital Life
Learn how to transfer your photos, videos and music files from your mobile devices and digital camera to your computer, as well as how to scan your documents and pictures to your computer. You will learn how to organize and backup these files using different storage media devices. This course will also demonstrate how to secure your numerous Internet accounts and passwords, manage your overflowing email, and encrypt your important files.
CE-COMP 2210, 1 Sun., Mar. 6, 10:00 am-4:00 pm (30-minute lunch break), $130. #18567
Introduction to Cloud Storage
What, why, and how to use cloud storage online for personal use. You will discover how to store and access your photos, music and documents through your computer, smartphone, and tablet devices. Discussion will include how to find free and paid cloud storage sites.
CE-COMP 2209, 1 Sun., Mar. 20, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, $80. #18568
Cut the Cord: Online TV Streaming Solutions
The non-techie’s guide to living without cable. Learn about TV streaming solutions that will save you money. Highlights devices such as Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Chromecast and how to use your laptop, tablet, or smartphone to consume streaming media on the go. Learn about Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+ and Apple TV+ and free streaming services like Crackle, Pluto TV and Peacock. Discussion on internet requirements and how to determine which devices and services may work best for you including the revival of the TV antenna.
CE-COMP 2148, 1 Sun., Mar. 27, 1:00-4:00 pm, $80. #18569
Zoom: Enhancing Your Online Experience
As we continue to work remotely, and integrate Zoom into everyday life for holidays, family reunions and more, this workshop will combine how to use the technology with best practices, tips and tricks. This course will cover: installing the free Zoom client, scheduling a Zoom meeting, configuring audio and video, meeting controls, such as muting all participants, raising your hand to speak, using chat, breakout rooms and polls, sharing your screen, how to record your Zoom meeting, what to do with the recorded files, and more! Bring your laptop so all of the settings are applied and ready for you to use!
CE-COMP 2237, 2 Sun., Apr. 3 & 10, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, GTW-219. $155. #18570
The Certification Center at Westchester Community College
Through the Division of Workforce Development and Community Education, The Certification Center at Westchester Community College offers a wide range of industry-recognized certification exams designed to take your career
to the next level. Our Certification Center is a convenient, professional space that welcomes current students, alumni, and all members of the community. As of the printing of this brochure, exams are still being administered by appointment through
Email Michele.Maya@sunywcc.edu to schedule your exam. Proctor fees apply.
TAKE YOUR MICROSOFT OFFICE SKILLS TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Our Microsoft Office series of programs will enhance your skills and help you advance your career! From beginner to professional, these programs are comprehensive and lead to digital badges and add-on certifications.
Computer Skills for Job Readiness Non-credit Certificate
Achievement of this non-credit certificate series requires the successful completion of all classes, assignments, and exercises in all levels of Excel and Word listed below (Introduction, Intermediate, and Advanced.) For more information, email Michele.Maya@sunywcc.edu.
Get started with Excel, even if you have never used a spreadsheet before. Includes building and editing worksheets, formatting a worksheet, working with charts, and working with formulas and functions. This course includes organizing and managing your files and folders for workplace efficiency.
CE-COMP 2020, $350 (+ textbook).
Sec. A: 4 Sat., Jan. 22-Feb. 12, 9:00 am-12:30 noon, GTW-209. #18571
Sec. B: 4 T/Th, Mar. 8-17, 6:00-9:30 pm. #18572
Expand your skills in Excel by learning to use and analyze tables and enhance your charts and worksheets. Explore techniques for managing workbooks, sharing Excel files, and incorporating web information. Prerequisite: MS Excel Introduction or equivalent experience.
CE-COMP 2021, $310 (+ textbook).
Sec. A: 4 Sat., Feb. 19-Mar. 12, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, GTW-209. #18573
Sec. B: 4 T/Th, Mar. 22-31, 6:00-9:00 pm. #18574
Master more advanced features of Excel such as analyzing data with PivotTables, exchanging data with other programs, and advanced worksheet management. Prerequisite: MS Excel Intermediate or equivalent experience.
CE-COMP 2022, $310 (+ textbook).
Sec. A: 4 Sat., Mar. 19-Apr. 9, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, GTW-209. #18575
Sec. B: 4 T/Th, Apr. 5-14, 6:00-9:00 pm. #18576
Get started with Word, even if you have never done word processing before. Covers editing documents; formatting text, paragraphs, and documents; and creating and formatting tables–fundamental skills for creating letters, reports, and documents. This course includes organizing and managing your files and folders for workplace efficiency.
CE-COMP 2029, 4 Sat., Jan. 22-Feb. 12, 1:00-4:30 pm, $350 (+ textbook), GTW-209. #18577
Expand your skills and enhance your documents by adding graphics, using styles and templates, and managing multi-page documents. Create personalized mailings by merging data into your documents. Learn how easy it is to turn your Word document into a webpage. Prerequisite: Microsoft Word Introduction or equivalent experience.
CE-COMP 2030, 4 Sat., Feb. 19-Mar. 12, 1:00-4:00 pm, $310 (+ textbook), GTW-209. #18578
Master more advanced features of Word such as building forms, creating charts and diagrams, collaborating with others on a document, working with references, advanced graphics, and integrating Word with other applications. Prerequisite: Microsoft Word Intermediate or equivalent experience.
CE-COMP 2031, 4 Sat., Mar. 19-Apr. 9, 1:00-4:00 pm, $310 (+ textbook), GTW-209. #18579
Chat, call, meet and collaborate! Teams is a collaboration suite that provides individuals with the ability to share and work together on projects and information in real-time. With Microsoft Teams on your PC, Mac, or mobile device, you can stay in the loop via instant messaging, voice and video calls, screen sharing, whiteboards, file sharing, and collaborative editing. Learn how to schedule a Teams meeting, use channels, chat, video call, and collaborate in real time.
CE-COMP 2238, 2 M/W, Apr. 11 & 13, 6:00-9:00 pm, $155. #18580
Go beyond email to improve your time and task management with advanced features of Outlook: the powerful calendar, meeting scheduler, contacts, address book, and task manager. Organize your inbox with techniques for managing your email. Learn the many options Outlook provides for creating, reading, and sending email, working with attachments, flagging, and categorizing messages, and working with distribution lists and your contacts. Prerequisite: File Management or equivalent experience.
CE-COMP 2024, 4 M/W, Apr. 25-May 4, 6:00-9:00 pm, $310, GTW-215. #18581
Certification Exam Prep Package
Ensure you are prepared to sit for a certification exam once you have completed your coursework (or equivalent experience). Package includes GMetrix practice testing, finds areas you need to improve before your certification exam. Our expert trainers then help you with three hours of intense focus on the skills identified. Package includes one testing voucher and one retake, if necessary. View eligible exams at www.sunywcc.edu/pdc and click on the Certification Center tab.
Email Michele.Maya@sunywcc.edu for more information on practice testing, scheduling, or groups of more than one. CE-COMP 2242, $510.
One-on-One Computer Training
Get the benefits and the expertise of our experienced corporate training professionals in a one-on-one, private session! For targeted, specific assistance with any software application, whether PC or Mac. These sessions are available in-person or in a remote format.
A 2-hour session is $240; a 3-hour session is $360. Email Michele.Maya@sunywcc.edu to set up an appointment or for more information.
TECHNOLOGY COURSES FOR BUSINESS PRODUCTIVITY
Whether you are interested in learning how to use specific applications or would like to obtain a non-credit certificate in Social Media for Business we have a course to help you achieve your goals.
Business Intelligence and Analytics using Tableau
Tableau is a business intelligence tool used for data visualization and data-driven decision-making. In this course, you will be introduced to Tableau Desktop to connect Tableau to an Excel dataset and to see live visual analytics. Learn features that allow you to explore, prepare and present data quickly and easily.
CE-COMP 2183, 4 Wed., Mar. 2-23, 6:00-9:00 pm, $310, GTW-209. #18582
Using PivotTables in Excel
A PivotTable is an interactive table that automatically extracts, organizes, and summarizes your data, making it easier to analyze. If you work with large data sets, PivotTables can help you make comparisons, detect patterns and relationships, and analyze trends with ease. Prerequisite: MS Excel Intermediate or equivalent experience.
CE-COMP 2086, 1 Thurs., Mar. 3, 9:00 am-1:00 pm, $88. #18586
Constructing Microsoft Excel Formulas
Learn how to build complex formulas, use functions, and combine them in powerful ways. Covers using absolute and relative references in formulas and the order of precedence of operations. Prerequisite: MS Excel Introduction or equivalent experience.
CE-COMP 2052, 2 Fri., Mar. 4 & 11, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, $155. #18584
Excel Dashboards track complex data in one visual, dynamic, interactive, central, and compact sheet. Learn to build dashboards that simplify data analysis and enhance decision-making. Prerequisite: MS Excel Intermediate or equivalent experience.
CE-COMP 2170, 2 M/W, Mar 14 & 16, 6:00-9:00 pm, $155. #18585
Create a Powerful Profile with LinkedIn
LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional networking site and is a valuable tool for creating and maintaining a list of contacts with others. Job seekers, employers, and those looking for business opportunities all benefit from the power of LinkedIn. Find out how to improve your profile to be most effective and how to navigate LinkedIn.
CE-COMP 2099, 2 T/Th, Apr. 5 & 7, 6:00-8:00 pm, $88. #18587
LinkedIn Individual Session
LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional networking site, is a valuable tool for creating and maintaining a list of professional contacts. Job seekers, employers, and those looking for business opportunities all benefit from the power of LinkedIn. Work on your profile with our expert consultant.
Email Michele.Maya@sunywcc.edu to schedule your individual 2-hour session for $180 or 3-hours at $260.
ACCOUNTING & FINANCE
Bookkeeping with QuickBooks and Excel Non-Credit Certificate
Earn this non-credit certificate by completing our QuickBooks Fundamentals class, Microsoft Excel—Introduction, Intermediate, and Advanced classes, and Accounting & Bookkeeping 1 (offered in the Summer 2022 and Fall 2022). Apply for the certificate upon completing all requirements.
Debits, credits, journals, ledgers…having a working knowledge of the principles behind the bookkeeping capability of QuickBooks will simplify your mastering of this software. The goal is to understand the “behind the scenes” of how business transactions are correctly recorded and how QuickBooks handles them. Then learn how to handle accounts payable and receivable, customer info, inventory, and track your business’s financial health. These sections are open to all students but are particularly suitable for those who have some previous experience with bookkeeping. Prerequisite: File Management or equivalent experience.
CE-COMP 2013, $595 (+ textbook).
Sec. A: QuickBooks Desktop 2021 (PC Only) Version: 10 M/W, Feb. 7-Mar. 9, 8:30 am-11:30 am, GTW-209. #18588
Sec. B: QuickBooks Online (QBO) (PC & Mac Compatible) Version: 10 T/Th, Mar. 15-Apr. 14, 5:30-8:30 pm. #18589
Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks
Get full details at careertraining.ed2go.com/sunywcc
Computer Programming 101
Whether you are new to the world of programming or you just need a refresher, this course is for you. The course will introduce programming and problem solving in a high-level language. Topics covered include basic data types, operators and expressions, control structures and loops. No previous programming experience required; basic typing and computer skills are required.
CE-COMP 2217, 6 M/W/Th, Jan. 24-Feb. 3, 6:00-9:00 pm, $403 (+ textbook), GTW-215. #18590
Introduction to Python Programming
This course will give you an understanding of basic programming concepts as implemented in Python. Topics include data types, assignment and conditional statements, basics of flowcharts and analysis. No previous programming experience is required; basic typing and computer skills are required.
CE-COMP 2140, 12 M/W, Feb. 7-Mar 16, 6:00-8:00 pm, $495 (+ textbook). #18591
Intermediate Programming with Python
This course will give you an understanding of programming concepts as implemented in Python. Topics include functions, objects and classes, GUI programming using Tkinter, recursion, lists, tuples, sets, and dictionaries. Upon successful completion, students may be ready to sit for the Python Institute’s PCEP Certification Exam (exam fee not included). Prerequisite: Introduction to Python Programming or equivalent experience.
CE-COMP 2191, 12 M/W, Mar 21-Apr. 27, 6:00-8:00 pm, $495 (+ textbook). #18592