Training Courses


The following classes are available to Tennessee judiciary employees such as Tennessee Appellate & Trial Judges and their staff; and to the Administrative Office of the Courts staff.


Introduction To Internet Explorer
Class covers basic Internet usage.  Course content includes navigation, viewing and downloading opinions from the AOC website, and using URL's and search engines to perform searches.  Buttons on the toolbar are explained. 
Class times from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Introduction To Computers
This introductory course is designed with the new PC user in mind.  The "Windows concept" will be discussed including the system elements of the clipboard, multiple document and application windows, ease of operation, and multi-task switching.  Users will learn to open, close, and minimize windows, and will learn how to customize their workstations (Windows screen appearance, mouse). Navigation of your system and files are explained. The class will cover what applications perform which kind of tasks, as well as, saving and relocation of documents that were previously created.
Class times are from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Learn how to use not only the email functions but how to organize and customize your emails. This class will focus on the mailbox, calendar, and address book elements of the program. Participants will perform several types of emails, set appointments and view setting options, and create Address book contacts throughout the class.
Class times are from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Beginning Word Processing
This session is designed to get the new word processing user "up and running" by introducing basic tasks such as starting up the program, saving, opening, and printing files, taking advantage of the toolbar, using special movement and editing keys, and using the Speller and Thesaurus.  The following formatting features will also be introduced:  setting margins; changing text alignment, font and text attributes, line spacing, paper size; using indents; and inserting page numbers and page breaks.  In addition, copying, cutting, and pasting will be introduced along with special characters (e.g. ยง symbol).  Prerequisite:  Basic knowledge of Windows & familiarity with keyboard.  Some typing involved.
Class times are from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Advanced WordPerfect and Word Classes
Advanced classes are offered for each application. WordPerfect has an Intermediate class that focuses on such helpful tools such as Mail Merge, Styles, and Section formatting.  In addition, Advanced classes also delves into such skills as macros and large document formatting.  Specific outlines are available upon request.
There are two upper-level Word classes available.  These classes focus on commonly used features such as Mail Merge, Templates, and Comparing documents.  Outlines for these classes are available on request.  Prerequisite:  Beginning Word or equivalent experience.
Class times are from 9:00 3:00 p.m.
Word 2007 and WordPerfectX4 classes are available.
Microsoft Excel
Three levels of Excel will give users a good foundation in navigation, formulas and referencing in Excel as well as learning how to format, create charts, sorting, filtering and many other features in Excel.  Outlines to each level are available on request.
Class times 9:00 a.m. to 3:00.p.m.
Excel 2007 Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced classes are available.

PowerPoint is Microsoft Office's presentation software which allows for the creation and display of multimedia presentations.  Class participants will learn how to create a presentation, and how to add creative flair to the presentation such as animation of text and slide to slide transitions.  In addition printing for handouts and presentation showcase concepts will be addressed.
Class times are from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


To schedule a training class, please contact:

Wendy Borthwick-Wesley
Court Technology Trainer

When a minimum of four participants are interested in attending a particular class, you will be contacted for scheduling.

If, at any time, you realize you are unable to attend a scheduled class, please notify us as soon as possible. Approximately one week before the class, you will receive a final confirmation notification. 

Classes will be held in the 5th Floor Training Room of the Nashville City Center, at the AOC. Please obtain prior approval before making overnight accommodations and/or parking arrangements.