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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 Diploma from Cleveland Institute of Electronics.

Learn about the following topics:

  • Computer Hardware
  • Software Fundamentals
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Power Point
  • Printers and Fonts
  • Maintaining Computers
  • Graphics
  • Internet

Start training to become a Information Clerk, Data Processor or Computer Assistant today!

Special Offer | Enroll $15 down | Save 35% | FREE Mug

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  • Enroll on-line in Course 4C for only $15 down.
  • Save 35% off standard tuition.
  • FREE CIE Mug after 10 lessons.
  • FREE $10 Bookstore Voucher upon enrolling.
  • No Risk Trial Period with a Money Back Pledge if not 100% satisfied. Learn more.
  • Includes educational resources like instructor support, a video library and online exams.
  • Low monthly payments of $75.
  • Call (800) 243-6446 with any questions or e-mail us.
  • Courses available to residents of the United States, Australia and countries located in North America. Ohio residents will be enrolled under standard tuition rates.


Enroll online Introduction to Computers and Microsoft Office.

Course 4C Syllabus – 30 lessons

Section I: Introduction to Computers
  • Digital Literacy and the Internet
  • Computers, Mobile Devices and Apps
  • Inside Computers and Mobile Devices
  • Input, Output and Digital Storage
  • Operating Systems
  • Communications and Networks
  • Informations and Data Management
  • Information Systems and Program Development

Section II: Operating Systems
  • Introduction to Operating Systems
  • Computer Security Basics
  • Desktop Virtualization
  • Windows
  • Under the Windows Desktop: Supporting and Troubleshooting Windows
  • Mac OS X on the Desktop
  • Linux on the Desktop
  • The Command-Line Interface
  • Connecting Desktops and Laptops to Networks

Section III: Microsoft Office
  • 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
    Clock hours: 450

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 2018. 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

Graduate with a Diploma in CompTIA Network+ Certification and Computer Technology CIE makes it easy to get your networking training started with absolutely no risk to you while providing you with all the assistance you’ll need to succeed.

  • Over 80 Years of Distance Learning Experience
    Earn a Diploma from a school that has been teaching via distance learning for over 80 years.

  • Take Your Exams Online
    The course material is sent to your home and you can take your exams from home on our e-grade web site.

  • 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.

  • Distance Education
    Study at times that are most convenient for you with our generous time allotment to complete this course (8 months).

  • FREE CIE Mug
    You will get a FREE CIE Mug sent to you after you complete 10 lessons! Great for your coffee break this attractive mug is black with a gold CIE seal.

Earn a Diploma from CIE

Earn a Diploma from a school that has been teaching via distance learning for 80 years.

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.

Student Textbook Responsibilities

Students are responsible for purchasing a limited number of textbooks for this course that are not included in tuition. Please call an Admissions Advisor at (800) 243-6446 if you have any questions. (Additional shipping charges may apply.)



State Board of Career Colleges and Schools Approval

Approved by the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools to offer postsecondary programs of electronics technology, computer technology and electronic engineering technology. Registration Certificate 70-11-0002H.


BBB Accredited Business Cleveland Institute of Electronics

Cleveland Institute of Electronics has been an accredited business with the Better Business Bureau since 1964 with an outstanding rating.

A Better Business Bureau Accredited Business rating means the Better Business Bureau has determined that the business meets accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints.