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Computer Skills
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Before beginning this section, you will need to complete a computer literacy skill assessment at your local One Stop Center.   This assessment will determine if you possess the basic computer literacy skills necessary to proceed with this part of the online course.    If you feel you are not at this level, please see the Adult Basic Education instructor at your location and ask for a copy of "This is the ON Button" beginning computer literacy manual. Once you have completed "This is the ON Button" you will be ready to continue learning more about Windows, word processors and spreadsheets. 

In this course, we will be using the programs  Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel to complete a variety of activities. Be sure that you have these programs on your computer.  Begin with the Introduction to Windows (if you are not totally familiar with its functions) and then proceed to the Microsoft Word program skill module. End the Computer Skills section by completing the MS Excel program skill module. Each module contains at least one activity. You will be required to complete the activity(s) and email them to your ABE Instructor. If you do NOT have an email account, you can create one free at http://www.yahoo.com or http://www.hotmail.com.

IMPORTANT NOTE! The following files are in PDF format. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to open, view and print these files. Click here to download and install the free reader.

It is recommended that your print each of these program skill modules out, so you can refer back to the learning instructions when completing the activities.

Introduction to Windows

MS Word Introduction

Microsoft Excel



This program was developed by the West Virginia State Department of Education, the West Virginia Workplace Education Program, and the Regional Education Service Agency (RESA) V.