Learn important computer fundamentals while creating professional looking documents with Microsoft Office!
No previous computer experience is required.
Cleveland Institute of Electronics created
a distance learning
course that will train individuals with little or no computer
background how to run and maintain a PC and be proficient with Microsoft Office. Step-by-step learning labs cover real world projects in Excel, Word, Access & Power Point.
Get started on or continue your computer education online
and gain valuable computer career skills employers are looking for without leaving your home!
Course 4C includes 30 lessons with instructor
support that culminates in a Nationally Accredited Diploma from Cleveland
Institute of Electronics.
Learn about the following topics:
- Computer Hardware
- Software Fundamentals
- Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Vista
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft Access
- Microsoft Power Point
- Printers and Fonts
- Maintaining Computers
Start training to become a Information Clerk, Data Processor or Computer Assistant today!
Special Offer to New Students - ends June 30th
on-line in for only $5
down and save 50% off standard tuition with low monthly payments of $75!
Tuition is only $712. Hurry, offer ends June 30th.
30 Day/5 Lesson No Risk Trial Period. Money Back Pledge if you're not completely satisfied.
Education Benefits Available for Military Personnel and Veterans
Build on your military training with an Accredited Diploma from CIE!
CIE is approved for the training of veterans and eligible military service personal for educational benefits under the G.I. Bill, the Post 9/11 GI Bill and military tuition assistance under the DANTES program for service members on active duty in the Armed Forces.
Funds are also available for eligible military spouses under the military Spouse Career Advancement Initiative.
Call a CIE Guidance Counselor at (800) 243-6446 or email CIE to see how easy it is to put your Military Education Benefits to work for you today!
Course 4C Syllabus – 30 lessons
for a Diploma:
Section I: Introduction to Computers
Section II: Operating Systems
- Introduction to Computers
- The Internet and the World Wide Web
- Application Software
- The Components of the System Unit
- Operating Systems & Utility Programs
Section III: Microsoft Office
- Introduction to Operating Systems
- Computer Security Basics
- Desktop Virtualization
- Disk Operating Systems (DOS)
- Windows XP Professional
- Windows Vista and Windows 7
- Under the Windows
- Linux on the Desktop
- Mac OS X on the Desktop
- The Client Side of Networking
- Word: Project 1
- Word: Project 2
- Word: Project 3
- Excel: Project 1
- Excel: Project 2
- Excel: Project 3
- Access: Project 1
- Access: Project 2
- Access: Project 3
- Power Point: Project 1
- Power Point: Project 2
- Power Point: Project 3
Completion Time Allowed: 8 months
9 Credit Hours towards CIE's A.A.S. Computer Degree Program
What is Microsoft Office?
Microsoft Office is a software suite that consists of different applications that complete different activities. MS Office is by far the most widely recognized software suite in the world.
Microsoft Office can be found in most office environments and a technical proficiency in this software is often required for employment.
Be in Demand for a Great Job!
The U.S. Department of Labor* has the following expectations for Information Clerks and Data Processors.
Employment of Information Clerks is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2013. This increase will result from rapid growth in services industries—including physicians’ offices, law firms, temporary-help agencies, and consulting firms—where most are employed.
Job prospects will be most favorable for those with the best technical skills—in particular, expertise in appropriate computer software applications. Data entry and information processing workers must be willing to upgrade their skills continuously in order to remain marketable.
This work frequently serves as a steppingstone to higher paying jobs with increased responsibilities.
*Occupational Outlook Handbook - U.S.
Department of Labor.
Discover the CIE Advantage!
CIE makes it easy to get your computer training started with absolutely
no risk to you while providing you with all the assistance
you’ll need to succeed.
30 Day Money Back Pledge!
You can take up to 30 days or 5 lessons (whichever comes first) to decide if we're the right school for your career goals. If you decide we're not for you, just let us know and we'll refund your tuition with no questions asked. (Supercedes standard cancellation policy.)
Earn a Diploma from CIE
Earn a Diploma from an accredited school
that has been teaching via distance learning for over 75
Learn at Home*
The course material is sent to your home and you can take your exams from home on our e-grade web site.
* You will need access to Microsoft Office to complete the project labs. If you need this software you can enroll and then you'll be eligible for Microsoft's drastically reduced academic prices in CIE's Bookstore.
Full Time Instructor Assistance
Contact our instructors anytime you have
a question with your course work. They’ll help guide
you through your studies one-one-one so you never have to study alone
- even if it’s Saturday.
Distance Education Learning Format
Study at times that are most convenient for
you with our generous time allotment to complete this course (8 months).
Get started today for only $5 down!
on-line in Course 4C for only $5
down and save 50% off standard tuition.
In addition, you'll receive low monthly payments of $75.
Tuition is only $712!
CIE has a 30 Day/5 Lesson No Risk Trial Period with a Money Back Pledge if you're not completely satisfied with any of our courses. (Supercedes standard cancellation policy.)
Student Textbook Responsibilities
Students are responsible for purchasing a limited number of textbooks for this course that are not included in tuition. Please call a Guidance Counselor at (800) 243-6446 if you have any questions. (Additional shipping charges may apply.)
Textbook Buyback Program
Some lesson modules in this course include textbooks that would qualify for our Textbook Buyback Program.
CIE’s Textbook Buyback Program enables you to sell your textbooks back to CIE for tuition credit once you are finished with your learning module. They must be in a like-new appearance with no marks, tears or folds.
You are under no obligation to use this service but if you don’t want to keep your textbooks for reference we’ll be happy to buy them back and give you tuition credit. You can start this program at any time during your course.