Michaels Homeschool Association
               of Chattanooga                    

Put God First

Computer Classes

We strive to 

    give our 

students the 


   to unlock 

 their future!

                                    COMPUTER CLASSES

We are delighted to be able to provide Computer Courses for our middle school through high school students this coming fall and spring semesters. As God continues to expand our ministry, we are eternally thankful for His vision and His provisions. Once again, we have done our best to keep our fees reasonable and affordable for our home school community. Our schedule and fees are as follows: (Please see below for a description of each course) 

Course: Intermediate Office Technology Course (fall semester)
Grade Level: 8th - 12th grade
Day/Time: Tuesdays @ 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (This class time will need to be filled up first) OR 
                 Wednesdays @ 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  
Cost: $60 per month per child + $40 registration fee
Book(s): No book required. See "Course Description" below for requirements. 
Instructor: Mr. Adam Marthaler

Course: Computer Programming Course (spring semester)
Grade Level: 9th -12th grade
Day/Time: Tuesdays @ 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (This class time will need to be filled up first) OR
               Wednesday @ 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 
Cost: $60 per month per child + $40 registration fee
Book(s): Python Programming for the Absolute Beginner (3rd Edition) ISBN 9781435455009. This book can be purchased new or used through Amazon.com, Abebooks.com, half.com, etc. Please make sure the ISBN numbers match.  
Instructor: Mr. Adam Marthaler

Course: A+ Preparation Course (spring semester) (NOTE: This course will be rotated every couple of years)
Grade Level: 9th - 12th grade
Day/Time: This course will be back in 2021-2022
Cost: $60 per month per child + $40 registration fee
Book(s): CompTIA A+ Preparation Guide (9th edition) ISBN # 125958951X. This book can be purchased through Abebooks.com, half.com, Amazon.com, etc. Please make sure the ISBN numbers match.   
Instructor: Mr. Adam Marthaler

*Mr. Marthaler will be available for "Question/Answer" sessions regarding weekly homework via email, phone, or by personal appointment at our facility, if necessary.* 

Course Description

Intermediate Office Technology Course (8th - 12th grade) - Fall Semester

This class is designed to give students the basic required office skills to create resumes, create cover letters, create spreadsheets, manage office databases, create presentations, edit photos, and do basic animations.  With this class, your student will be prepared to use the required office tools in college and throughout the rest of high school.
  - An Office 365 Student account (http://www.office.com) - $6.99/month
  - An Adobe Creative Cloud Student account (http://www.adobe.com) - $19.99/month
  - A laptop with:  Windows 7, 8, 8.1, OR 10, power supply, up to date antivirus, wireless, mouse, and 20 GB free space
Recommended Academic Requirements: Pre-Algebra

Computer Programming Course (9th - 12th grade) - Spring Semester
This course will provide our students with a solid introduction to programming with Python. Developed by computer science instructors, this book will teach the principles of programming through simple game creation. Students will acquire the skills needed for practical Python programming applications and will learn how these skills can be put to use in real-world scenarios. Throughout the chapters, students will see code samples that illustrate concepts presented. At the end of each chapter, students will find a complete game that demonstrates the key ideas in the chapter, a summary of the chapter, and a set of challenges that tests their  newfound knowledge. By the end of this course, students will be well versed in Python and be able to apply the basic programming principles learned to the next programming language they decide to pursue.     

A+ Preparation Course (9th - 12th grade) - (This course will be rotated every couple of years and will be back in 2021 -2022) 

This course will guide students through troubleshooting and maintaining computers.  If your student has an interest in pursuing a career in information technology or the ability to maintain systems at home, this course will be a cornerstone for future development.  After this course, students will be better prepared for A+ exams 220-901 and 220-902, and will serve as a highlight on their resume.  Upon passing the A+ exams, your student can prove to future employers that they are well capable of handling a computer technician role and set them up for future information technology career paths.


  - CompTIA A+ Preparation Guide   
Optional Requirements:
  - Although a laptop isn't required, having one can be helpful.
  - Your student will be better prepared to take the CompTIA A+ exam after this course and can be taken at a local college in their proctored exam area.

*Here at MHA, we want all our students to have a pleasant and enjoyable learning experience so please feel free to come to us with any questions and/or concerns.*