Technology Training (Computer Programs) - Class Schedule

BASIC COMPUTERS

Choose the Right Computer
Confused by all the desktops, laptops or tablet computers? In this class, students learn about different computers and what to know before you buy. Learn key terms like: CPU, GB, hard drives, RAM, and more. Register for this course today before buying your next computer.
Prerequisite(s): None
Material(s): None
CEU: .5
105 Van Dusen Hall
$20

Course Number: 2076
Instructor: Darrell Kirchmann
Tuesday/Thursday
May 20-22
11:30-2 pm
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Course Number: 2077
Instructor: Darrell Kirchmann
Tuesday/Thursday
July 29-31
11:30-2 pm

WINDOWS 7 OPERATING SYSTEM

Introduction to Windows 7
Students will be introduced to the world of computing while learning to navigate the Windows operating system. Topics include: starting your computer, saving files, hardware and software explanation, computer terminology and navigating the desktop using the keyboard and mouse.
Prerequisite(s): None
Material(s): Textbook and flash drive
CEU: 2.4
106 Van Dusen Hall
$75

Course Number: 2079
Instructor: David Bartlett
Tuesday/Thursday
May 20-July 1
1-3:30 pm
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Course Number: 2080
Instructor: Pete McLendon
Tuesday/Thursday
July 8-August 14
6:30-8:30 pm

Windows 7: Intermediate
Expand your knowledge of Microsoft Windows 7. Topics include: learning to navigate the Windows environment, using the start menu efficiently, understanding basic file management, printing and much more.
Prerequisite(s): Introduction to Windows or prior computer experience
Material(s): Textbook and flash drive
CEU: 2.0
Course Number: 2081
Instructor: David Bartlett
Tuesday/Thursday
July 15-August 14
1:30-3:30 pm
106 Van Dusen Hall
$75

Organizing Files in Windows 7
Having trouble finding your documents, photos, and other files on your computer? Managing computer files on a modern PC requires knowledge, discipline and organization. With hands-on exercises, students will learn effective methods to create logical file management strategies.
Prerequisite(s): Windows Lev 1 or Intermediate Windows
Material(s): Flash drive
CEU: 1.2
Course Number: 2082
Instructor: David Bartlett
Tuesday/Thursday
May 20-29
9-Noon
Van Dusen 106
$50

WINDOWS 8.1 OPERATING SYSTEM

NEW! Windows 8.1 Metro Style Apps
Frustrated by Windows 8.1 home screen? This class is for you! Students will focus on the 8.1 home screen and get to know Metro Style Apps like photo, maps, mail and others. Students with Windows 8.1 laptops, may bring them to class.
Prerequisite(s): None
Material(s): Textbook and flash drive
CEU: 2.0
105 Van Dusen Hall
$75

Course Number: 2083
Instructor: Darrell Kirchmann
Monday/Wednesday
May 19-June 23
2-4:30 pm
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Course Number: 2084
Instructor: Darrell Kirchmann
Tuesday/Thursday
May 27-July 1
11:30-2 pm
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Course Number: 2085
Instructor: Phil Laton
Monday/Wednesday
July 14-August 6
8:30-11:30 am

NEW! Windows 8.1 Desktop Apps
Wish your Windows 8.1 computer looked like Windows 7? This class will show students how to bypass the Start Tile screen and use the traditional Desktop Apps found in previous Windows versions. We’ll even show you a program that makes the Windows 8 home screen look like XP or Windows 7.
Prerequisite(s): Windows 8.1 basic knowledge
Material(s): Textbook and flash drive
CEU: 2.4
105 Van Dusen Hall
$75

Course Number: 2086
Instructor: Darrell Kirchmann
Monday/Wednesday
June 30-July 28
2-4:30 pm
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Course Number: 2087
Instructor: Darrell Kirchmann
Tuesday/Thursday
July 8-29
8:30-11 am

OFFICE APPLICATIONS

Microsoft Office 2010: Word and PowerPoint Level 1
Gain working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications Word and PowerPoint with useful, hands-on experience.
Prerequisite(s): Windows Lev 1, Windows Intermediate, Windows 8.1 Desktop Apps or prior PC experience with mouse and keyboard proficiency
Material(s): Textbook and flash drive
CEU: 2.25
Course Number: 2088
Instructor: David Bartlett
Monday/Wednesday
July 16-August 13
4-6:30 pm
106 Van Dusen Hall
$75

Microsoft Office 2010: Excel Level 1
Important for today’s job market, spreadsheet software can be used to maintain lists, simple databases, create budget reports and other documents using formulas. Learn the basics of entering and editing labels, values and formulas, formatting data and printing worksheets.
Prerequisite(s): Windows Lev 1, Windows Intermediate, Windows 8.1 Desktop Apps or prior PC experience with mouse and keyboard proficiency
Material(s): Textbook and flash drive
CEU: 2.4
Course Number: 2089
Instructor: David Bartlett
Tuesday/Thursday
June 3-July 29
4-6 pm
106 Van Dusen Hall
$75

MACINTOSH OPERATING SYSTEM AND APPLICATIONS

Get to Know Your Mac Computer Using OS X Maverick
Get familiar with the fundamentals of a Mac computer. Learn to create and organize files, customize the user interface and behavior using system preferences. Students transitioning to the Macintosh computer will benefit from this course.
Prerequisite(s): Mouse and keyboard proficiency
Material(s): Textbook and flash drive
CEU: 3.5
106 Van Dusen Hall
$130

Course Number: 2090
Instructor: David Bartlett
Monday/Wednesday
May 19-July 14
8:30-11 am
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Course Number: 2091
Instructor: William Wendt
Tuesday/Thursday
June 17-August 5
8:30-11 am

OS X Maverick: Pages & Numbers
Learn to use iWork, Apple’s free productivity suite for the Mac. Students will learn basic skills in three applications: Pages for word processing; Numbers for powerful, compelling spreadsheets; and Keynote for cinema-quality presentations. This wonderful software is now FREE with any upgrade to the FREE OS Maverick.
Prerequisite(s): Working on your Mac Computer using the Latest OS Maverick with mouse and keyboard proficiency
Material(s): Textbook and flash drive
CEU: 2.0
Course Number: 2092
Instructor: William Wendt
Monday/Wednesday
July 21-August 13
8:30-11 am
106 Van Dusen Hall
$75

Editing Photos with iPhoto on Maverick
Take an in-depth look at one of Apples most popular photo management applications. Learn to organize photos by faces, places, events and albums. Students will also learn to perform key image corrections and enhancements; and to share images with Facebook, Photo stream, email, books, slideshow and more. Bring 12-24 of your own digital photos.
Prerequisite(s): Working on your Mac Computer using the Latest OS Maverick
Material(s): 12-24 Digital Photos
CEU: 1.25
Course Number: 2093
Instructor: William Wendt
Monday/Wednesday
May 19-June 4
2:30-5 pm
106 Van Dusen Hall
$50

TABLETS

Choose the Right Tablet
Confused by the different types of tablets? With names like iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Surface, and Kindle - which one is right for you? This class will help you explore the pros and cons of most common tablets. If you are in the market to buy a tablet, register for this class today!
Prerequisite(s): None
Material(s): None
CEU: .5
Course Number: 2078
Instructor: Darrell Kirchmann
Tuesday/Thursday
July 31-August 5
8-11 am
105 Van Dusen Hall
$20

NEW! Get to Know Your iPad Using IOS 7.1
Designed to make you comfortable with your iPad, learn to use the basic features such as finger gesturing, swipes, pinch, cut, copy and paste, setup, configure, email and much more. Students must bring their own iPad to class with the latest operating system installed (IOS 7.1, compatible with iPad 2, 3rd or 4th generation and iPad mini). Limited number of iPads may be provided to students. Students who have an iPhone and/or iPod Touch can also benefit from this course. Please make sure the latest IOS is installed.
Prerequisite(s): None
Material(s): iPad
CEU: 2.2
106 Van Dusen Hall
$75

Course Number: 2094
Instructor: David Bartlett
Monday/Wednesday
May 19-July 2
11:30-2 pm
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Course Number: 2095
Instructor: David Bartlett
Monday/Wednesday
July 14-August 11
11:30-2 pm

NEW! Get More from Your iPad
Learn to customize settings, play your favorite music, take and organize pictures and movies, download apps, create folders, Skype and read your favorite books. Bring your devices and let’s get started.
Prerequisite(s): Get to Know your iPad
Material(s): iPad
CEU: 0.6
106 Van Dusen Hall
$40

Course Number: 2096
Instructor: Corrine Walls
Monday-Wednesday
May 27-29
5-7 pm
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Course Number: 2097
Instructor: Corrine Walls
Monday-Wednesday
July 7-9
11-1 pm

NEW! Samsung Galaxy Tablet
Want to get the most out of your Samsung Galaxy? Bring your device and let’s get started. Samsung has many features to explore besides just surfing the web. By the end of this course, you will be able to email, check the weather, read a book, Skype, take pictures and HD movies, customize your settings, and much more.
Prerequisite(s): None
Material(s): Samsung Galaxy Tablet
CEU: 0.6
102 Van Dusen Hall
$40

Course Number: 2098
Instructor: Corrine Walls
Monday-Wednesday
July 7-9
9-11 am
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Course Number: 2099
Instructor: Corrine Walls
Monday-Wednesday
August 11-13
5-7 pm

INTERNET, EMAIL & SOCIAL MEDIA

Create Professional looking Websites and Blogs with WordPress
Students will learn key features and options to set up a free blog on wordpress.com through hands-on practice. Many of these valuable skills can also be used with the stand-alone software, wordpress.org, used to create professional-looking websites.
Prerequisite(s): Windows Lev 1, Intermediate Windows, Windows 8.1 Desktop or prior computer experience with working knowledge of the Internet
Material(s): A blog idea
CEU: 1.0
Course Number: 2100
Instructor: Phillip Laton
Monday/Wednesday
May 19-June 14
8:30-11 am
105 Van Dusen Hall
$40

Making a Connection with Facebook
Learn how the world is connected through Facebook. Navigate the world of social media and put your best face forward. Create a profile, make friends, view posts, share photos while learning Facebook security and privacy settings.
Prerequisite(s): Windows Lev 1, Intermediate to Windows, Windows 8.1 Desktop or prior Internet experience
Material(s): Facebook Password(s)
CEU: 1.2
Course Number: 2101
Instructor: Phillip Laton
Monday/Wednesday
May 19-June 4
11:30-2 pm
105 Van Dusen Hall
$40

Internet Safely: Protecting Yourself Online
This Internet Safety course will provide students with the strategies, skills and the mindset needed to protect yourself, your computer and your privacy when connected to the Internet.
Prerequisite(s): Windows Lev 1, Intermediate to Windows, Windows 8.1 Desktop or prior computer experience with knowledge of the Internet
Material(s): None
CEU: 0.3
Course Number: 2102
Instructor: Phillip Laton
Monday
June 16
9-Noon
105 Van Dusen Hall
$20

PHOTOGRAPHY

Scanning
Confused about Scanning? Learn about pixels and how they effect image size and quality when scanning photos. This course will even show you how to scan and edit a document in any word processing software.
Prerequisite(s): Windows Lev 1, Intermediate Windows, Windows 8.1 Desktop or prior computer experience
Material(s): None
CEU: 0.5
105 Van Dusen Hall
$20

Course Number: 2103
Instructor: Darrell Kirchmann
Monday/Wednesday
June 18-23
8-10:30 am
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Course Number: 2104
Instructor: Darrell Kirchmann
Tuesday/Thursday
July 15-17
11:30-2 pm

NEW! Have a New Camera?
This class will cover the basics of using any camera from a point-and-shoot to a DSLR camera. Students will learn about aperture, shutter and ISO and why it’s important to understand them. Also learn about megapixel, shooting in RAW or JPG formats regardless of the type of camera.
Prerequisite(s): None
Material(s): Camera
CEU: 0.5
105 Van Dusen Hall
$20

Course Number: 2105
Instructor: Darrell Kirchmann
Monday/Wednesday
July 18-23
11:30-2 pm
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Course Number: 2106
Instructor: Darrell Kirchmann
Tuesday/Thursday
August 5-7
11:30-2 pm

Get to Know Your Digital Camera in a Day
Are you stuck on Auto? Having a hard time embracing the user manual? Wondering what all those symbols, tools and menus mean? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this class is for you! This easy-going, hands-on workshop will introduce advanced features on your camera and dramatically improve your images.
Prerequisite(s): None
Material(s): Camera
CEU: 0.65
102 Van Dusen Hall
$40

Course Number: 2107
Instructor: Laura Gingerich
Saturday
May 31
9-4 pm
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Course Number: 2108
Instructor: Laura Gingerich
Friday
June 20
9-4 pm

Digital Photography-Beyond the Basics
Learn to shoot images with impact that are technically correct. Topics include aperture, shutter speed, ISO, composition, white balance and reading the histogram. Lectures and class discussions will be followed by fieldwork and friendly critiques.
Prerequisite(s): None
Material(s): Camera
CEU: 0.65
102 Van Dusen Hall
$40

Course Number: 2109
Instructor: Laura Gingerich
Friday
June 6
9-4 pm
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Course Number: 2110
Instructor: Laura Gingerich
Saturday
June 21
9-4 pm

The Dance of Photography
Say goodbye to blasé images! Learn how to take full creative control of your digital camera. During this intensive, weekend course, you will be challenged to produce images that are technically correct and beautifully composed. Beginning with the basics, this class will move quickly into the manual modes using all that the camera has to offer. All skill levels welcome. Cameras must have manual modes (P, Av or S, Av or A, M) and be less than four years old.
Prerequisite(s): None
Material(s): Camera
CEU: 0.65
Course Number: 2111
Instructor: Laura Gingerich
Friday, July 11, 1-4pm
Saturday, July 12, 9-4pm
Sunday, July 13, 1-4pm
102 Van Dusen Hall
$75

Picasa 3
Are your pictures not quite perfect? Do they need minor adjustments? Learn how to use Picasa to organize and edit your photos and videos. Also, learn how to use Picasa Web Albums to upload and share your photos and videos.
Prerequisite(s): Windows Lev 1, Intermediate Windows, Windows 8.1 Desktop or prior computer with Internet experience
Material(s): 8-10 of your own digital images on CD or flash drive
CEU: 0.8
106 Van Dusen Hall
$50

Course Number: 2112
Instructor: Corrine Walls
Monday-Thursday
June 23-26
11-1 pm
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Course Number: 2113
Instructor: Corrine Walls
Monday-Thursday
July 7-10
2-4 pm

Photography with Photoshop Elements
Want to fix or edit your camera shots for exposure, size, white balance and more? Got boxes of photos or slides you would like to digitize? Need to restore old, faded or torn photos? Then this class is for you. Learn about megapixels, camera settings, scanning & printing your images using Photoshop Elements 12.
Prerequisite(s): Windows Lev 1, Intermediate Windows, Windows 8.1 Desktop or prior computer experience
Material(s): Textbook & flash drive
CEU: 22.5
Course Number: 2114
Instructor: Darrell Kirchmann
Tuesday/Thursday
May 20-June 24
8:30-11 am
105 Van Dusen Hall
$75

Photo Books
Are you ready to take your photography to the next level? Ready to create your own photo book, calendar, invitation, card, or stationary? Shutterfly is the tool for the job. Shutterfly is designed to make it fun and easy to be creative. Learn how to upload and edit your pictures to create a photo book and create a memory to last a lifetime.
Prerequisite(s): Windows Lev 1, Intermediate Windows, Windows 8.1 Desktop or prior computer experience with knowledge of the Internet
Material(s): Personal images on CD or flash drive
CEU: 0.8
106 Van Dusen Hall
$50

Course Number: 2116
Instructor: Corrine Walls
Monday-Thursday
June 23-26
1:30-3:30 pm
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Course Number: 2117
Instructor: Corrine Walls
Monday-Thursday
July 7-10
4-6 pm

 

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