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Starting College on the Right Key
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Starting College on the Right Key

Today, computers are used in almost every aspect of our life. Students in school or college use computers, most businesses use computers extensively in the office and on the manufacturing line, and people use computers every day to surf the internet, email friends, or shop!

At Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC), all Diploma and Associate of Applied Science Degree students are required to take the course COMP 1000 - Introduction to Computers. The faculty at OFTC know that computers are used in the classroom extensively, and it is in a student's best interest to start off their college career computer literate.

Computer literacy is about learning the basics — how to save and open a file, how to use a word processing program, and how to send and receive email — for starters. It means having some sort of level of comfort around computers rather than a look of fear and a feeling of foreboding.

"We want every student to understand computer terminology, perform basic tasks, and expand into learning the Microsoft Office suite of software that most companies use," said OFTC Business Instructor Angie Yarborough. "I want them to be successful in their program of study but also in the workforce. Using a computer is an integral part of every job, whether or not your job is at a desk. At minimum, businesses most often communicate with employees by email today, and employees manage their benefits on the Internet."

The point is this — no matter where you find employment, there is a good chance a computer will be a basic tool you will have to use and OFTC can help you learn it!

To learn more about credit program of study or meet with an advisor, please visit or call your local OFTC campus.

  • North Campus Admissions Office in Sandersville (478) 553-2064
  • South Campus Admissions Office in Dublin (478) 274-7837

If you are interested taking a continuing education computer class to boost your skills, browse the list of classes currently offered or contact OFTC's Continuing Education Office.

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