Navdon Technology offers Technical classes and instruction in topics related to Computer Science. These are practical, hands-on, courses that teach the student knowledge, skill, and proficiency in using the personal computer in the real world.
We emphasize personal, one-on-one instruction given in two, ninety-minute sessions per week. A typical course will run 6 weeks. Out-of-class study and homework is expected from the student to firmly plant concepts and procedures in their mind.
We strongly recommend a person to person environment at the Navdon Technology location, where access to computers, peripherals, and equipment is at hand. However, if that is not possible, instruction can be delivered over the Internet using Web Cam, Instant messaging, email, remote desktop, and other methods of live communication.
COURSES IN SCIENCE & MATH
COURSES IN LITERATURE
Navdon Technology also has the proficiency to conduct other classes aiding individuals to re-enter a college classroom environment or pass a proficiency test in required courses for an associate or bachelor's degree.
1) Introduction to the Personal Computer: Very basic instruction that starts at square one. No prerequisite of computer knowledge needed. This would include: booting the computer; establishing web access; web surfing; managing files; running simple applications like word processing, email send/receive; processing other documents; Windows navigation, property boxes, control panel options; etc.
2) Introduction to Microsoft Office: Prerequisite: Course 1 or equivalent. Achieve proficiency in an application understanding of Office programs: Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point.
3) Advanced Microsoft Office: Prerequisite: Course 2 or equivalent. Real-world development of documents using the Office Tools.
4) Introduction to HTML Web page construction: Prerequisite: basic knowledge of Windows and Browser. This is a "from the ground up" introduction to exactly what HTML is, how to create basic web pages; set up a simple web site, input and send customer data; write a blog.
5) Advanced HTML Web Site construction: Prerequisite: Course 4 or equivalent. Build on concepts and knowledge of Course 2. Real world problem solving encountered on Web site and applications. Basic Java Script language, CSS, XML and building of functions. Goal is to achieve a viable web site for entertainment or business.
6) Introduction to C++ Programming: Prerequisite: Course 1 or equivalent. A beginner's guide to C++ programming language. Goal is to be able to write a simple program, such as a math calculator, or a prime number generator, which runs independently in the Windows environment.
7) Advanced C++ Programming: Prerequisite: Course 6 or equivalent. Continuation of skills and methods of C++ programming. Emphasis on Object Oriented thinking and development. Goal is to write a complex program that runs independently in the Windows environment.
8) Computer Maintenance: Prerequisite: Course 1 or equivalent. Computer protection against virus and spyware. Housekeeping emphasizing optimization of speed and efficiency. Backup and Restore of data. Simple hardware upgrades and exchanges.
1) Review of Basic Math: Knowledge needed as prerequisite for a high school level algebra class and higher math. The basic math skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Word problems, percentages, decimal numbers, fractions, square roots, etc.
2) Review of Basic Algebra: Knowledge needed as prerequisite for college level calculus. Basic algebra skills: functions, linear equations, polynomials, Cartesian coordinates and graphing, quadratic equations, factoring, exponential, etc.
3) Review of College Calculus: Knowledge needed as prerequisite for associate or bachelor's degree. This includes: Linear Functions, determining derivatives, inverse functions, integrals, transcendental functions, integration, series.
Note: This may require 2 or 3 six week classes.
4) Review of College Chemistry: Knowledge needed as prerequisite for associate or bachelor's degree. This includes: atoms, molecules, compounds, acids, bases, chemical bonds, chemical reactions, chemical thermodynamics.
Note: This may require 2 or 3 six week classes.
5) Review of College Physics: Knowledge needed as prerequisite for associate or bachelor's degree. This includes: linear motion, acceleration, inertia, mass, weight, circular motion, momentum, gravitation, kinetic and potential energy, periodic motion, angular momentum.
1) Classic Literature: Reading, study and discussion of classic, age appropriate, books. Emphasizing background of author's life and times. Spotlighting main theme and message of the writer, including social and moral value. Titles could include: Jane Eyre, Robinson Crusoe, Great Expectations, Crime and Punishment, Three Musketeers, Pride and Prejudice, Little Women, Tale of Two Cities, Don Quixote and various other titles.
Pricing shall be on a per session basis. We ask $30 for each session completed. Sessions are generally 1 hr 30mins. We reserve the right to group students together to meet scheduling needs. We will make every effort to supply a 1 to 1 ratio of instructor to student. If a class of students can form, then we will renegotiate price per student to a lower amount. Satisfaction is guaranteed. Students will be evaluated and written progress reports issued at two week intervals.