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Information Technology / Computer courses


The student will get an overview of the most important computer programs, in order to make use of those technologies to promote his/her own work and personal presence in the digital world, being able to use the full potential of the technology. Special courses are organized for accounting in general, as well as for business and commerce. Courses may start at any time as schedules are flexible and tailored to the participant’s wishes. The programme and teaching methods will be adapted to the needs and personal interests of the participants. If necessary, the course can be held at the student’s home.


At the end of any course with a minimum of 60 lessons, a final test will be made and a certificate will be issued.


 WINDOWS and macOS
  • The different operating systems – an overview
  • General use and benefit
  • Principal programmes and applications
  • Control panel
  • Creation and management of file folders
  • Managing one’s own projects
  • Use and benefit of mobile devices
  • Mobile operating systems, iOS vs Android
  • Internet and e-mail
  • Downloading apps
  • Security on mobile devices
  • Personalizing one’s own device

(Writing on the computer)

  • The importance of Word
  • Page setup
  • Saving a Word document
  • Naming a Word file
  • Writing with Word
  • Colours and formatting
  • Tables and text boxes
  • Mail merge
  • Importing and managing images in Word
  • How to write business and personal letters

(spreadsheets and calculations)

  • Program overview
  • Naming an Excel spreadsheet, file extensions
  • Saving an Excel spreadsheet, file folders
  • Excel – basics
  • Gridlines
  • Basic arithmetic operations, operators
  • Customizing Excel charts
  • Formatting Excel charts
  • Private use of Excel
  • Home accounting
  • Logic functions
  • Excel Graphics
  • Excel pivot tables

(Animations and Presentations)

  • Power Point, – an overview
  • Naming a PowerPoint file
  • Saving a PowerPoint file
  • Slides
  • Animations
  • Presentations
  • Graphics
  • Templates
  • Slide transitions

(Creation of a website)

  • Text and graphics
  • Creating personal projects
  • Pages
  • Tables
  • Frames
  • Images
  • Fonts
  • Themes
  • Effects
  • HTML basics
  • Online publication

(Surfing and browsing for personal and commercial use)

  • History and concepts of the Internet
  • Uses and benefits of the Internet
  • Internet services
  • Private and commercial use of the Internet
  • URL’s (Internet addresses)
  • The web browser in general, different browsers
  • Program structure (How does a browser work?)
  • Search engines (Google, Bing etc.)
  • Saving images from the Web
  • E-commerce
  • Internet Security
  • Servers – basics
  • Creating one’s own website
  • Managing a website, administration
  • Publishing a website (putting it online)
  • Promotion and advertising
  • Cloud Services

(sending and receiving messages over the Internet)

  • Fundamentals, settings
  • New messages
  • Webmail and Clients (Outlook, Thunderbird etc.)
  • The significance of an e-mail account



  • User interface
  • Opening existing images
  • Saving images, different image file formats
  • Basic image tools (adjust brightness, contrast etc.)
  • Colours and hues
  • Filters and algorithms (effects)
  • Masks, selecting and combining objects
  • Photoshop ImageReady
  • Photoshop Lightroom
  • Creating images and Graphics
 CAD (architecture)
  • Basic and advanced courses for ArchiCAD
  • Basic and advanced courses for AutoCAD

(Content Management System)

  • Introduction to the CMS
  • Installing the necessary software
  • Basics of web design
  • Inserting and editing content
  • Create a multi level menu
  • Multilingual websites

(Programming language)

  • Basic and advanced courses
  • Introduction to the programming language
  • Object-oriented programming concepts
  • Theory and practical applications

(Phoning via the computer)

  • Creating a SKYPE account
  • Managing a SKYPE account
  • SKYPE settings
  • Calling with SKYPE
  • Conference calls


Glossa Sagl
Via Muraccio 61/a

6612 Ascona

Secretariat: +41 91 792 17 55
Prof. Dr. Dragana Kojic Maltecca (Director): +41 79 409 95 40
Yulai Danieli (Vice-director): +41 77 450 78 67
Fax: +41 91 792 15 46
E-Mail: lingue@glossa.ch









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