Technology Training (Computer Programs) - Class Schedule

WINDOWS OPERATING SYSTEM

Windows 7 Level 1
Windows 7 is the preferred Microsoft Operating System (OS) for business and personal use. This course discusses how to operate this OS to utilize the Start Menu, the new Taskbar, File Explorer, Internet Explorer’s web browser, and how to create and manage files and folders. Word processing is also included. A flash drive 8GB or larger is required.
106 Van Dusen Hall
$75+text

Course Number: 3076
Instructor: David Bartlett
Tuesday & Thursday
106 Van Dusen Hall
Sept 8-Oct 15
11:30am

Course Number: 3077
Instructor: Pete McLendon
106 Van Dusen Hall
Monday & Wednesday
Sept 14-Oct 21
MW 6:30-8:30pm

Windows 7 Level 2
This course is a continuation of Windows 7 Level 1. Concepts are expanded and reinforced through class exercises. This enables students to understand and perform tasks in creating and saving files and building file management systems using folders and subfolders. A flash drive 8GB or larger is required; textbook is the same as Level 1.
$75+text

Course Number: 3078
Instructor: David Bartlett
106 Van Dusen Hall
Tuesday & Thursday
Oct 20-Dec 1
9:30-11:30am

Windows 8.1 Level 1–Metro Apps
Get up to speed quickly by understanding what each default Start Screen tile represents and its function. Most Start Screen apps, short for applications, are programs used to work, play, and get things done. This class will cover using apps like Mail, Calendar, Weather, Finance, and many more. Feel free to bring your Windows 8.1 laptop. A flash drive 8GB or larger is required.
$75

Course Number: 3079
Instructor: Darrell Kirchmann
105 Van Dusen Hall
Tuesday & Thursday
Sept 8-Oct 15 
9:30-11:30am

Course Number: 3080
Instructor: Phillip Laton
105 Van Dusen Hall
Tuesday & Thursday
Oct 20-Dec 1 
6-8 pm

Windows 8.1 Level 2– Desktop Apps
This class covers using Desktop applications that are similar to those used in Windows XP or 7. Class will also include a brief review of Metro-style apps and will discuss what’s coming in Windows 10. Feel free to bring your Windows 8.1 laptop. A flash drive 8GB or larger is required.
$75

Course Number: 3081
Instructor: Darrell Kirchmann
105 Van Dusen Hall
Tuesday & Thursday
Oct 20-Dec 1 
9:30-11:30am

Windows 10
Learn how to upgrade your computer from Windows 7 or 8.1 to Microsoft’s free download, Windows 10. Find out why it’s a good idea to do so and what’s different in this new upgrade. Class also includes using Desktop and Windows Metro-style apps. New features will be explored, as well as similarities to the Desktop, File Explorer and more. Feel free to bring your Windows 8.1 laptop. A flash drive 8GB or larger is required. Prerequisite: Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 experience.
$75

Course Number: 3082
Instructor: Darrell Kirchmann
105 Van Dusen Hall
Monday & Wednesday
Oct 26-Dec 9
9:30-11:30am

MICROSOFT OFFICE & ACCOUNTING APPLICATIONS

Excel Level 1
Excel is Microsoft’s business oriented spreadsheet application. It is also used for some simple data based needs, such as inventory and other workplace relevant tasks. This course introduces spreadsheet creation, formatting, moving and copying data, relative and absolute references, formula development and basic charting techniques. A flash drive 8GB or larger is required. Prerequisite: Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 experience.
$75+text

Course Number: 3083
Instructor: David Bartlett
106 Van Dusen Hall
Monday & Wednesday
Oct 26-Dec 9
4-6pm

QuickBooks Level 1
This course presents the fundamentals of QuickBooks accounting application. Topics include employee file management, payroll, record keeping, and the treatment of various types of transactions. A flash drive 8GB or larger is required. Prerequisites: Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 experience, knowledge of using the Internet, and accountings principles.
$75+text

Course Number: 3084
Instructor: Florrie Southerland
105 Van Dusen Hall
Monday & Wednesday
Oct 19-Dec 2
6:30-8:30pm

 

APPLE MACINTOSH OPERATING SYSTEM & IPAD

OS X Yosemite Level 1
Learn, understand and control the operating system of the Apple Macintosh computer including numerous built-in applications, called apps. Learn to use Finder to manage the filing system for organizing and finding computer generated folders and files. A flash drive 8GB or larger is required.
$75

Course Number: 3085 
Instructor: David Bartlett
106 Van Dusen Hall
Monday & Wednesday
Sept 14-Oct 21
12:30-2:30pm

OS X Yosemite Level 2–Using Apps
This course briefly reviews the use of the operating system and Finder. Topics also include the use of many applications that are found on the Apple Macintosh computer. Understanding and navigating these apps makes the computer a more productive tool.
$75

Course Number: 3086 
Instructor: David Bartlett
106 Van Dusen Hall
Monday & Wednesday
Oct 26-Dec 9
12:30-2:30pm

iPad Level 1
Learn to set up, configure, and use many applications found on the iPad Home Screen, as well as how to use hand gestures to navigate and select these apps. Create contacts, send and receive email, surf the Internet, read eBooks, use the virtual keyboard to write notes, reminders, and schedule calendar events. iPhone and iPod Touch users may also benefit from this course. Course requirement: Students must bring their iPad to class with the latest operating system (iOS) installed.
$75

Course Number: 3087 
Instructor: David Bartlett
106 Van Dusen Hall
Monday & Wednesday
Sept 14-Oct 21
3-5pm

GOOGLE CHROMEBOOK COMPUTERS

Chromebook–Chromebit–Chromebox
What are they? Why would I want to buy one, and how are they different from a Windows or Apple Macintosh computer? If your computer use is mostly limited to email, surfing the Internet, and perhaps a little word processing or using spreadsheets, this may be the perfect solution for you. You won’t have the hassle of updating apps and operating systems again; updates happen automatically every time you get on the Web. Feel free to bring your Google Chrome laptop. A flash drive 8GB or larger is required.
$75

Course Number: 3088 
Instructor: Darrell Kirchmann
105 Van Dusen Hall
Monday & Wednesday
Oct 26-Dec 91
12:30-2:30pm

SOCIAL MEDIA

Using Facebook
Stay connected to the modern world through Facebook, the most popular free social network on the Internet. Whether you want to have social contact with a limited group of friends or connect with multiple associates, this class will teach you the basics of social media. Create a personal profile, connect with old and new friends, communicate with status updates, share photos, and learn about security and privacy settings. Prerequisites: Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 experience and using the Internet.
$60

Course Number: 3089 
Instructor: Phillip Laton
105 Van Dusen Hall
Tuesday & Thursday
Oct 20-Nov 5  
4-6pm

Twitter & Instagram
Don’t be left behind in the social networking world. Twitter and Instagram are free online networking sites to keep you in social contact with family, friends, and associates. Learn to “tweet” your thoughts and observations and how to use Instagram to take pictures and videos and share them on your favorite social networks. Prerequisites: Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 experience and using the Internet.
$60

Course Number: 3090 
Instructor: Phillip Laton
105 Van Dusen Hall
Tuesday & Thursday
Nov 10-Dec 1 
4-6pm

PHOTOGRAPHY & PHOTO EDITING

Photo Editing Using Windows or Google
Class will cover using Windows 8.1 Photos App, Windows 7 and 8.1 Desktop App Photo Gallery, and Google’s free Picasa editor. Students will learn how to crop photos, fix red eye, eliminate spots, fix exposure problems, fuse photos to get the best of everyone in the photograph, and much more. Images will be provided. A flash drive 8GB or larger is required. Prerequisites: Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 or waiver by instructor prior to registration.
Instructor: Darrell Kirchmann
105 Van Dusen Hall
$60

Course Number: 3091 
Instructor: Darrell Kirchmann
105 Van Dusen Hall
Tuesday & Thursday
Oct 6-22 
12:30-2:30pm

Photo Editing Using Photoshop Elements 12
Using the gold standard of home photo editing, class will cover importing and organizing photos and using editing modes Quick, Guided and Expert. We will also cover Elements tools, how to use layers to fix photos, how to combine photos, and much more. Learning to use layers opens up a whole new world of things you can do with your photos. Images will be provided. A flash drive 8GB or larger is required. Prerequisite: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Mac experience.
$75

Course Number: 3092 
Instructor: Darrell Kirchmann
105 Van Dusen Hall
Tuesday & Thursday
Oct 27-Dec 8
12:30-2:30pm

 

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