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Is a 10-week computer training program covering Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and Internet Explorer, plus, professionalism in the workplace. It includes classroom instruction, hands-on training and practical workforce exercises.

At the conclusion of this program, students should be able to use the basic functions of the Microsoft Windows operating system, the Microsoft Office suite, the Internet and World Wide Web, email, chat, and understand the basics of operating any Windows-based software. Additionally, students should have a basic understanding of various career-fields within computer technology. Students will be able to create a resume using MS Word, a budget using MS Excel, and a presentation using MS PowerPoint.

This course is designed to prepare you for entry-level employment and/or equip you with basic computer and academic skills in order to enroll in other DCCCD programs.
Rubric Number Course Name Clock Hours
ITSC 1091 MS Office Fundamentals 90
BUSG 1012 Professionalism in the Workforce 30
Courses are held four times a year, Monday through Friday and either from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., depending on need.

Tuition and Fees

Course Cost
Path2Success $0.00
MS Office Fundamentals and Professionalism in the Workforce offered through the CitySquare are offered at no cost to the student.

For more information on the Path2Success program please call 214 823-4409.

Program Spotlight

WELDING NEWS The Bill J. Priest (BJP) Workforce Training Department is very proud to announce that they have earned the prestigious designation of an Accredited Testing Facility (ATF) through the American Welding Society (AWS). This will allow BJP the ability to offer Welding certifications to students as well as meet the certification needs of business and industries that are served by the Institution.

Until now, San Antonio and McAllen have been the only other areas to offer this service, leaving North Texas industry traveling long distances to gain certifications.

Byron Zarrabi, the director of Welding, states, “This is an important and exciting accomplishment for the Welding program, Bill J. Priest, the Dallas County Community College District, and local industries. Bill J. Priest is also proud to announce that they have a Certified Welding Inspector (CWI), Pooya Koohbanani, on staff with plans for having all instructors obtain CWI certification.”

Learn more:
Fundamentals of Welding
Fabrication Welding

For details about graduation rates, program costs and other important information, view the gainful employment disclosure.