Technology Training (Computer Programs) - Class Schedule

Whether you need a little byte of knowledge or a terabyte of advanced technology education, we have classes for you in Continuing Education. Course topics range from the most basic information for the absolute beginner to highly technical skills needed in the workplace.

Whatever your stage in computer use, your classmates will be right there with you. Have fun, make new friends and learn how to use computers and computer software.

For additional information, contact Lori Degre at 910-695-3939 or degrel@sandhills.edu.

ACCOUNTING APPLICATIONS

QuickBooks 
This course presents the fundamentals of the 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 operating system experience, knowledge of accountings principles, and using the Internet. 
Instructor: Susan Benefield
105 Van Dusen Hall
$75
2081       June 5-July 19    MW       6-8pm 
No class the week of July 4.

WINDOWS OPERATING SYSTEM

Windows 10 Level 1
This course covers how to navigate and use the new Windows 10 operating system. Topics include using Windows applications, computer terminology, how to use the Start Menu, and how to create, save, format, locate and print files. Students should have upgraded to Windows 10 or have a new computer with this operating system. 
Instructor: Phil Laton & Pete McLendon 
105 Van Dusen Hall
$75
2083       May 5-June 16   F                  9-Noon 
2084       June 6-July 20  TTH          6:30-8:30pm
No class week of July 4

Windows 10 Level 2
After a quick review of Level 1, topics include using the Action Center and the all Settings screen, how to customize your Desktop and set up and use virtual desktops, creating folders for basic file management, and how to use File Explorer. A brief introduction to email and the Windows Store will be covered, as well as how to update Windows 10 and keep it safe. Prerequisite: Windows 10 Level 1 or prior experience. 
Instructor: Phil Laton
105 Van Dusen Hall
$75
3085       July 14-Sept 1     F            9-Noon

Windows 10 Level 3
This Level 3 class will quickly review the basics and continue with a deeper look into Windows 10. The Ribbon will be explored along with other applications. This class is designed to promote better productivity skills. Prerequisite: Windows 10 Level 2 or prior experience. 
Instructor: Phil Laton
105 Van Dusen Hall
$75
3086       Sept 8-Oct 27     F             9-Noon

APPLE MACINTOSH OPERATING SYSTEM & IPAD

OS X Sierra 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. 
Instructor: David Bartlett
106 Van Dusen Hall
$75
2088       May 17-June 21 MW       10am-Noon

iPad Basics
Learn to maximize your productivity using many of the applications found on your iPad. Learn to set up your Contacts, use Mail for checking and sending email, Messages to text business associates or contacts, Calendar to set up appointments, Camera for taking photos and making videos, as well as Notes, Reminders, Safari, and others. Also included is downloading and installing apps from the App Store. Students must bring their iPad or iPhone to class with the latest operating system (iOS) installed. 
Instructor: Dave Bartlett
106 Van Dusen Hall
$75
2089       June 26-Aug 9    MW       10am-Noon
No class the week of July 4.

COMPUTER SECURITY

5 Essentials for Keeping Your Computer Safe
The five essentials covered in this course will help you set up protective measures to keep the personal data on your computer safe. Topics covered are updating software, backing up your data using cloud-based storage, virus protection, and more. 
Instructor: Scott Zimmerman
106 Van Dusen Hall
$75
2091       June 20-29          TTH        9-Noon

SOCIAL MEDIA

Social Media Basics 
Join this hands-on course that will put you in the driver’s seat of your social media campaign. Learn the importance of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and more. It’s time to understand the potential for growing your business, expanding your customer base, and making more money through social media marketing. Feel free to bring your laptop or iPad to class. This course is open to anyone, a small business owner, employee, or anyone having an interest in expanding their social media knowledge. Prerequisite: a good working knowledge of using the Internet.
Instructor: Scott Zimmerman
106 Van Dusen Hall
$75
2096       July 11-Aug 3      TTH        9-Noon 

WEB DESIGN

Creating a FREE Website
Learn to set up a free basic website for business or personal use. Students will choose from interesting templates and will combine personal creativity along with pictures, links and content information for a finished, operational basic website. Students will also learn how to keep their website up-to-date. Prerequisites: Windows operating system experience and knowledge of using the Internet. Students must bring a flash drive to class with pre-loaded pictures for their website. A working email account is needed. 
Instructor: Scott Zimmerman
106 Van Dusen Hall
$75
2098       June 6-July 20    TTH        1-3pm
No class the week of July 4.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Getting to Know Your Digital Camera in a Day 
Is your digital camera stuck on auto? Having a hard time embracing the user manual? If so, this easy-going, hands-on workshop is for you! Enjoy a day at SCC as you learn how to use your digital camera and transform a dull snapshot into an artistic image. Lectures and lively discussions will be followed by fieldwork and friendly photo critiques.
Instructor: Laura Gingerich
102 Van Dusen Hall
$75.00
2102       July 7     F              9am - 4pm

Understanding the Exposure Triangle 
Take your photography to the next level by understanding Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO. Students will learn how to shoot on manual mode in this easy-going, hands-on workshop. In addition, students will also learn the basics of composition and how to produce images with the “WOW!” factor. 
Instructor: Laura Gingerich
102 Van Dusen Hall
$75.00
2103       July 14   F              9am-4pm 

 

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