Skills: Technology and Math

Math for Life and Work for English Language Learners

Sonia Gutierrez Campus
Morning

In this class students will learn math vocabulary and skills including strategies to solve problems using numbers and math concepts. This class focuses on topics such as pre-algebra and algebra, data and statistics. Students planning to attend college are strongly encouraged to take this class.

Class Requirements

  • Eligible for ESL 6 or higher

 

Computer Basics 1 for English Language Learners

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Harvard Street Campus
Morning, Afternoon and Evening

This course helps students learn basic computer skills including introductions to hardware, software, the internet, and mobile devices. Students learn how to use email, how to search the internet, how to be safe online, and the basics of software applications including documents, spreadsheets, and presentation slides.  Mobile devices like smartphones are also explored. Students earn Northstar Digital Literacy certifications in Computer Basics, Internet, and Email. Students also work toward increased typing speeds.

Class Requirements

  • Eligible for L5

 

 

Computer Basics 2 for English Language Learners

Harvard Street Campus
Morning and Evening

Carlos Rosario 5_resizedThis class is the next level after Computer Basics 1.  Students earn Northstar Digital Literacy certifications in Windows Operating System, Social Media, Digital Footprint, MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Powerpoint.  Students will expand their information literacy skills through navigating websites and evaluating information credibility and reliability. Career skills, such as building resumes and cover letters, are practiced via the Microsoft applications.  Students also work toward increased typing speeds.

 

 

Class Requirements

  • Eligible for L5
  • Successful completion of Computer Basics 1, OR passed NorthStar Word assessment test with 70% or higher

 

Internet and Application Essentials

Sonia Gutierrez Campus
Evening

This class is the next level after Microsoft Office Applications and offers lessons on how to use the internet and popular applications. After finishing the course, students are equipped with essential computer skills and knowledge to compete successfully in the workplace.

Class Requirements

  • Eligible for ESL 8
  • Passing the Computer Literacy assessment with a 70% or higher, and at least 20WPM on the typing test