Course Information

Course Specifics

  • 17 years or older and have a GED or graduated high school
  • Basic understanding of how to open and move around a laptop or desktop computer
  • Have a clear speaking voice.  We will be working with Dragon software which students will learn to train to recognize their voice pattern.

New student startup dates:

  • January 1, 2016
  • April 1, 2016
  • July 1, 2016
  • Oct. 1, 2016

All classes for this course will be offered online using Moodle or similar online platform and Skype for live interaction.

Classes will be offered two days a week to students for 12 consecutive months. Students will be able to attend day OR evening classes once enrolled. The official class times are:

  • Tuesdays: 9am – 12pm Day Class
  • Tuesdays: 6pm – 9pm Night Class
  • Thursdays: 9am – 12pm Day Class
  • Thursdays: 6pm – 9pm Night Class

Students are encouraged to attend 6 hours each week and may choose between day and night classes without prior approval from staff. Attendance records will be kept throughout enrollment.

Please refer to “absences and make-up work” in school catalog should student plan to miss scheduled class time.

*At this time afternoon classes are not available to students. Increased enrollment may allow for additional afternoon class offerings in the future.

Items needed at time of enrollment:

  • Laptop Computer with Minimum Requirements:
    Operating System – Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10
    Processor – 4th Generation Intel Core i7
    3.4 Ghz, 500GB, (7200rpm)
    Memory – 8GB (expandable to 16GB)
    (approximate cost: $1300 new; $700 refurbished)
  • Headset – Earbuds or easy-fitting standard headset
    (approximate cost: $55 – $30 new; $10 used)
  • Headset/Microphone – Sennheiser ME 3-ew
    (approximate cost: $105 new; $80 used)
  • Software – Dragon 12 version or higher Professional Version