Career Success for Job Seekers (HRD)

Enhance Your Resume, Nail The Interview, Explore A New Career

HRD (Human Resources Development) courses provide employability skills training and assistance for adults who are trying to find employment, transitioning back into the workforce, or working to redefine their professional niche in today's global market. 

Classes are designed to address current needs and trends of the complex and constantly changing workforce.

Full Catalog of HRD Courses | Available HRD Classes

*All HRD courses are fee-waived for qualifying individuals who are unemployed, "underemployed," or who have received notice of layoff or pending layoff.*

Course Details & Registration Information

Digital Literacy to Compete in a Tech-Savvy Culture
Overall Quality of This Course
Based on 25 student surveys.
Available Classes
    Section Location Begin Date End Date Instructor Price Seats Available/Total Seats
236887 Online 11/05/2020 12/03/2020 G. McCowan $70.00 37/40
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Unemployed, underemployed or facing a pending layoff.
In our tech-savvy culture the Internet, search engines, email programs, blogs, and online videos all contribute to our expanding knowledge and capabilities. Developing computer skills is essential to becoming more productive and competitive in the workplace. Learn about computers and the Internet. Develop technology skills using productivity programs including word processors, spreadsheets, presentation programs, and databases. Become familiar with digital audio, video, and photography devices, and learn about common security and privacy threats and how to safeguard your computer and personal information. Explore career opportunities available in this world of digital technology. Earning a passing score on the final assessment will allow you to print a personal Microsoft Digital Literacy Certificate.
Course Objectives
  1. have the ability to perform basic computer operations and navigate the computer’s operating system.
  2. have learned basic Internet and World Wide Web terminologies, browsed information, and performed transactions over the Internet, including using email and cloud services.
  3. have performed basic tasks in productivity programs, such as word processors, spreadsheets, presentation programs, and databases.
  4. have an understanding of the primary security risks to computers, your personal data, and the steps to minimize these risks.
  5. have learned the basic concepts of digital audio, video, and photography.
  6. have identified career opportunities available using technology to work from any location as information workers, IT professionals, and developers.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Module 1: Fundamentals of Computing: components of a computer, operating system basics, and terminology.
  2. Module 2: The Internet, Cloud Services, and the World Wide Web: email, online communities, and Web authoring.
  3. Module 3: Productivity Programs: word processors, spreadsheet programs, presentation programs, and databases.
  4. Module 4: Computer Security and Privacy
  5. Module 5: Digital Technology: Audio, Video, and Photography
  6. Module 6: Digital Technology and Career Opportunities
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
CE to CU Articulation
ability to use keyboard and mouse
Text and Supplies Needed
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Unemployed, underemployed or facing a pending layoff.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
  • Essential Computer Skills for Your Job Search - HRD-3005BD2
  • Applying Computer Skills for an Effective Job Search - HRD-3005BE2
Course Contact Information
HRD Office
919-532-5694 or 919-532-5696