School of Business

HILARIO-TRAINING-MALE-STUDENTThe School of Business is conducting seminars in lieu of their six-week program. The demand currently is for Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) approved seminars.

These seminars are offered to students to better prepare them for work or expand their marketability. With the proper equipment and training, students will be able to complete the Business and Computer Technology Program. Students requiring assistive technology to access computers will take the necessary seminar for that adaptive change to assistive equipment prior to beginning classes. Some assistive technology training requires knowledge of the keyboard prior to taking the seminar.

Students not having a GED, or high school diploma, may take the Test of Adult Basic Education, reading, spelling and comprehension. The minimum academic requirement for participants is grade level eight.

The course length varies according to the specific assistive technology needed. Training generally ranges from 3 to 30 hours of individual instruction; however, additional hours may be required for individuals with specific needs. The following are examples of the computer access and assistive technologies for which a person can be trained.

As new programs and technology evolve, they are added to our list. All services are tailored to the individual’s needs.

  • Braille Display
  • Alternative QWERTY Keyboarding
  • Introduction to Note Taking Devices
  • Scanners and Speech
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking Speech Input
  • Word for Windows
  • Excel for Windows
  • Introduction to the Internet
  • Specialized Document Formatting
  • Introduction to Outlook Express
  • Introduction to Office Machines
  • Introduction to Windows
  • Career Guidance
  • Intermediate Keyboarding
  • BAT Chord Keyboarding
  • Large Print
  • Advanced Note Taking Devices
  • Stand-alone Scanners with Speech
  • Screen Reader with Windows
  • WordPerfect for Windows
  • PowerPoint for Windows
  • Access to Windows
  • Success in the Workplace
  • Introduction to Outlook
  • Orientation to Computers
  • Windows Basics
  • Introduction to Keyboarding
  • Braille Training

For information, contact Vince Boyd at 210-531-1506.