Technology Training (Computer Programs) - Class Schedule

WINDOWS OPERATING SYSTEM

Windows 7 Introduction
This is your LAST CHANCE to take a Windows 7 course. Sign up early; space is limited. Students will be introduced to the world of computing while learning to use the Windows operating system. Topics include: computer terminology, navigating the Desktop, creating, formatting, and saving files, with a brief introduction to using the Internet and email. A flash drive 8GB or larger is required.
Instructor: Pete McLendon
106 Van Dusen Hall
$75+text

Course Number: 1076
Tuesday & Thursday
106 Van Dusen Hall
Feb 23-Mar 31
6:30-8:30pm

Windows 10 Level 1
Students will learn how to install and use Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 10. Topics include how to use Windows Apps and Windows Desktop Applications, as well as computer terminology, how to create, save, format, and print files, and how to locate files and information using Cortana Intelligent Personal Assistant. Topics also include how to navigate the reinstated Start Menu and using the new Internet browser, Microsoft Edge. A flash drive 8GB or larger is required.
Instructor: Darrell Kirchmann
105 Van Dusen Hall
$75

Course Number: 1077
Monday & Wednesday
Feb 1-Mar 9
10am -Noon

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 us 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. A flash drive 8GB or larger is required.
Instructor: Darrell Kirchmann
105 Van Dusen Hall
$75

Course Number: 1078
Monday & Wednesday
Mar 14-Apr 25
10am-Noon

APPLE MACINTOSH OPERATING SYSTEM & IPAD

OS X El Capitan
Learn the basics of using a Mac computer with the newest operating system, El Capitan, and why you may want to upgrade if you haven’t already. Course content includes new features like Split View and enhancements with Mission Control, Spotlight, Safari, Photos, and more. No class on Mar 8 or 10.
Instructor: Natasha Holmes
106 Van Dusen Hall
$75

Course Number: 1079
Tuesday & Thursday
Feb 2-Mar 17
10am-Noon

iPad Basic Training
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. Surf the Internet, read books, watch movies, access Siri, your personal assistant, capture and edit photos, create contacts, send and receive email, and use the virtual keyboard to write notes or reminders. iPhone owners may also benefit from these classes. Course requirement: Students must bring their iPad to class with the latest operating system (iOS) installed.
Instructor: Natasha Holmes
Pinehurst Campus
106 Van Dusen Hall
$75

Course Number: 1080 
Tuesday & Thursday
Mar 22-Apr 7
10am-Noon

Instructor: Brian Stephens
Sandhills Hoke Center
109 Upchurch Hall
Course Number: 1081
Wednesday
Mar 23-Apr 27
6:30-8:30pm

SOCIAL MEDIA

Social Media Basics for Small Business
Join this hands-on course that will put you in the driver’s seat of your social media campaign. Learn the importance of blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and more. The time has come 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, whether you are a small business owner, employee, or you just have an interest in expanding your social media knowledge. Course will meet over 4 days with a one-hour lunch break each day. Prerequisite: a good working knowledge of using the Internet.
Instructor: Natasha Holmes
106 Van Dusen Hall
$75

Course Number: 1082 
Friday & Saturday
Feb 26-27/Mar 4-5  
9am-4pm

The Secret Life of Kids & Social Media: What Parents Need to Know
The digital world of social media is here to stay, and with a generation of tech-savvy tweens and teens, parents need to arm themselves with knowledge and learn to navigate this ever-evolving form of communication. This course goes beyond texting and Facebook and explores the top 10 social media apps putting your kids at highest risk. Law enforcement experts will also share insight to the secret online life of cyber bullying and the rise of sexting. Parents, caregivers, and educators will not want to miss this course! Bring your smartphone.

Instructor: TBA
Pinehurst Campus
102 Van Dusen Hall
$20

Course Number: 1083
Thursday
Mar 3-17
6:30-8:30pm

Sandhills Hoke Center
102 Johnson Hall

Course Number: 1084
Thursday
Apr 14-28
6:30-8:30pm

PHOTOGRAPHY & PHOTO EDITING

Photography: Learn the Basics
Do you have a compact digital camera, bridge compact digital camera, a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, or a digital single lens reflex camera and you want to learn to use it on settings other than “auto”? This course will cover the exposure triangle (ISO, aperture and shutter speed) which makes understanding how to use a camera to its greatest potential much easier. Learn about all those little images on the dial, what the megapixel count represents, and what it means to shoot in Raw vs. JPG. If you have interchangeable lenses, which lens should you use, and when and how do you use a flash?
Instructor: Darrell Kirchmann
105 Van Dusen Hall
$75

Course Number: 1085 
Monday & Wednesday
Apr 4-20 
2-4pm

Photo Editing Using Photoshop Elements 14 Level 1
Using the gold standard of home photo editing, students will learn what’s new in Elements 14, including how to create catalogs and albums, how to import and organize photos, do basic editing in the Organizer, as well as how to use the Editor’s Quick and Guided modes. Learning the basics of layers, layer mask, blends, effects and text will open up a whole new world of image editing. Images will be provided. A flash drive 8GB or larger is required. Prerequisite: a good working knowledge of computers, using a mouse or pen tablet, and file management.
Instructor: Darrell Kirchmann
105 Van Dusen Hall
$75

Course Number: 1086 
Tuesday & Thursday
Feb 2-Mar 10
10am-Noon

Photo Editing Using Photoshop Elements 14 Level 2
This course will bring out the artist in you! Students will learn about editing in Raw format, using the Expert mode in Editor, including using blends and layers, as well as creating a type mask and montages that blend two or more images into one. Learn to frame photos, create twirl effects, push a photo though text, add texture, and make a photo look like a painting. A flash drive 8GB or larger is required. Prerequisite: Elements 14 Level 1 or prior experience and a good working knowledge of computers, using a mouse or pen tablet, file management, and a creative mind.
Instructor: Darrell Kirchmann
105 Van Dusen Hall
$75

Course Number: 1087
Tuesday & Thursday
Mar 15-Apr 21
10am-Noon

COMPUTER SECURITY

Data Backup & Restore
Learn how to back up your operating system and your files and restore them without having to reinstall the operating system and programs from the ground up. Restore individual files as needed or entire drives, including the operating system and the programs that were installed before the back up was made. Space is limited; register early.
Instructor: Scott Zimmerman
106 Van Dusen Hall
$75

Course Number: 1088
Monday & Wednesday
Feb 1-Mar 9
6-8pm

Malware Eradication
In this course, students will learn how to identify malware, remove and delete it, and recover the operating system to working condition. If the system has become too damaged to repair due to malware, learn how to reinstall the operating system and programs and how to put back your files and import them into your programs. Space is limited; register early.
Instructor: Scott Zimmerman
106 Van Dusen Hall
$75

Course Number: 1089
Monday & Wednesday
Mar 14-Apr 25
6-8pm

Forensic Data Recovery
Learn how to get data back after an accidental format or when a hard drive becomes unstable or damaged. In this class, you can learn to recover entire drives or individual files. Also, when a file is recovered, but has some corruption, learn how to extract whatever viable data is still intact, into a usable state. Space is limited; register early.
Instructor: Scott Zimmerman
106 Van Dusen Hall
$75

Course Number: 1090 
Tuesday & Thursday
Apr 5-May 3
6-8:30pm

 

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