Free Computer Crash Course Helps Prepare New Students for College

In preparation for fall quarter and the start of a new academic year, Clover Park Technical College’s Workforce Development office is offering a new “Computer Crash Course” to assist students in need of some basic computer training.

The four-hour, non-credit and non-graded course is designed to boost basic computer skills to help students effectively navigate their courses and access services at the college. It is free for all students starting their first quarter at CPTC.

Targeted at students who feel anxiety about their computer skills and would like assistance, the one-session course will cover a variety of basic computer topics. Some of those topics include using a mouse and mouse pad, turning a computer on and performing simple troubleshooting, the internet and accessing password-protected sites, setting up and using email, navigating the CPTC website and using the college’s learning management system Canvas.

Although the course is free to enrolled CPTC students, registration is required and space is limited. There will be four sessions on three different dates available to choose from: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. on Sept. 17, 1-5 p.m. on Sept. 18 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sept. 19. All four course options will be held in Building 21, Room 104, at CPTC’s Lakewood Campus.

For more information and to register, contact CPTC’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education Office at 253-589-5575 or at You can also download or print out the Computer Crash Course flyer.