Local woman receives certificate

Linda Coffin of Tucumcari has received the first Institute for Computer Literacy Certificate awarded by Mesalands Community College to a student.

According to representatives of MCC, the Institute for Computer Literacy is designed for individuals who are seeking an introductory working knowledge of basic computer functions at the college. Certificates are given to those individuals who complete studies in at least five of seven categories offered at the community college.

Categories of instruction include a variety of courses about computer basics and several software applications at the introductory level. The courses are one-credit courses that meet over a five-week period, in three-hour long classes. They are designed for participants who have a basic knowledge of computers. Many students move into more advanced studies after taking these introductory level courses.

“It took me a little while to take enough classes to get my certificate, but I’m glad I stuck with it,” said Coffin when she was presented her certificate.

Persons interested in obtaining information about the computer literacy certificate should contact MCC or call 461-4413.