Course Length: Custom (see description)
Course Format/Location Offerings: On-Site Only
Course Prerequisites: None
General Prerequisites: None
Equipment supplies required:

Laptop available for use during both sessions.

NOTE: Chromebook computers will NOT work for this class (contact instructor for more details if you only have a Chromebook)

Course Fee per Semester: 60
On-Site Course Option: Mid Metro Academy
On-Site Course Link:
Instructor: Chris Paschen

This class will teach students basic skills in computers, including things like: Keyboard Shortcuts (Ctrl/Cmd-C / Cntrl/Cmd-V for copy/paste, etc.), how to set up file structures on your computer so you can quickly/easily store and find files, how to unzip files, how to work online safely (online safety/security), proper password usages and safety, and lots more.

By the end of the 2 sessions students will know how to do basic computer skills AND will have handy 'cheat-sheet' documents that will help them remember the skills they learn when they need them in class.

This class is a prerequisite for any 'tech' classes taught by Mr. Paschen (and some of the business classes), but it will prove beneficial for any class where students will be using a computer.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Students will need to have a laptop that they can use during both sessions.


Parents of students who regiser are encouraged to sit in on the class for no additional charge (so that you can help/assist your student when they have tech challenges throughout the year.

This course will be valuable for any age student both younger and older.

A more complete syllabus for this course will be posted by early to mid June.

This course is offered during August as a 2 half-day sessions with several different dates available.

About the Instructor ...

Mr. Chris Paschen has been working in technology fields for over 30 years, and has his own programming/technology business. He teaches many tech classes at Mid Metro as well as some business and music classes. If you have questions about this course, please contact him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.