What is the course about?
The ideal course for Apple Mac users with little or no previous experience. Discover how a computer works, the common functions and their application. Through simple, step-by-step instructions, this course offers you the chance to get to know and understand how the Apple Mac operating system works and how to use it.
What will we cover?
Parts of the computer and how they function together.
The Apple Mac desktop, menu bar, dock and icons.
The Finder and Finder windows.
Folders, Documents (Files) and folder structure.
Creating and saving folders.
Settings and customising the computer.
Using applications and programs.
Basic tasks such as copying, pasting and saving documents.
Basic word processing and using the web.
Introduction to key computer concepts and terminology.
Learn how to use the Apple Mac.
Working with icons, menus, disks and drives.
Working with a document.
Different applications and common functions.
Learn how to use the CD Rom, printers and printing.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Use the mouse - clicking, double clicking, clicking and dragging.
Operate the computer using the finder desktop, menu bar and dock.
Locate, open, move, create, save and delete files and folders.
Use the internet as a resource.
Produce and save a basic word processing document.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is for complete beginners - no previous experience or knowledge is necessary. You should be able to follow spoken instructions, read written instructions and information, and discuss work with your tutor.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Each student has their own computer.
Presentations will be made using computers, interactive whiteboard, overhead screen and printed notes.
Step by step instruction, with demonstrations where appropriate, will help you grasp the concepts.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Using Apple Mac OS: Intermediate (Stage 2), introduction to iPad devices.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details