Technology Training (Computer Programs) - Class Schedule

ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS

Confused by all the possible computers to purchase?
This is a beginner’s class covering computer equipment and what it can do for. You’ll learn about types of computers, what is important to know when you go shopping for a computer like CPU, hard drive space, optical drive, etc.… should you buy a desktop, laptop or tablet computer and why?
Prerequisite(s): None
Material(s): None
CEU: 0.5
105 Van Dusen Hall
Free

Course Number: 3178
Instructor: Darrell Kirchmann
Monday/Wednesday
August 25-27
8:30-11 am
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Course Number: 3179
Wednesday/Thursday
November 19-20
8:30-11 am

Mouse and Keyboarding Skills
Learn to properly use a computer mouse and keyboard, which key(s) to use for various tasks, when to click, double-click and drag the mouse.
Prerequisite(s): None
Material(s): None
CEU: 0.3
Free

Course Number: 3180
Instructor: Darrell Kirchmann
Monday
Augustust 25
Noon-3 pm
105 Van Dusen Hall
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Course Number: 3181
Instructor: David Bartlett
Tuesday
Augustust 26
12:30-3:30 6m
106 Van Dusen Hall

WINDOWS 7 OPERATING SYSTEM

Introduction to Windows 7
Students are introduced to the world of computing while learning to navigate in the Windows operating system. Topics include starting your computer, saving your work, 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: 3182
Instructor: Christina Whitten
Monday/Wednesday
August 25-October 6
6-8 pm
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Course Number: 3183
Instructor: Dick Kuehl
Tuesday/Thursday
September 23-October 30
9-11 am
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Course Number: 3184
Instructor: Pete McLendon
Tuesday/Thursday
October 7-November 18
6:30-8:30 pm
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Course Number: 3185
Instructor: Darrell Kirchmann
Monday/Wednesday
October 20-November 17
Noon-3 pm

Intermediate to Windows 7
Expand your knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system. 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: 3186
Instructor: Darrell Kirchmann
Monday/Wednesday
December 1-17
Noon-3 pm
106 Van Dusen Hall
$75

WINDOWS 8.1 OPERATING SYSTEM

Windows 8.1 Metro Style Apps
Tiles and metro type App got you frustrated? Here’s the class for you. This class will focus on using the Windows Start Tiles screen and the Metro Style Apps like photo, maps, mail and more. Please bring your laptop if you have 8.1 installed.
Prerequisite(s): None
Material(s): Textbook and flash drive
CEU: 2.0
105 Van Dusen Hall
$75

Course Number: 3187
Instructor: Darrell Kirchmann
Tuesday/Thursday
August 26-September 18
8:30-11 am
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Course Number: 3188
Instructor: Phil Laton
Monday/Wednesday
September 8-October 1
8:30-11 am
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Course Number: 3189
Instructor: Bryant Clifton
Tuesday/Thursday
October 7-November 6
6-8 pm
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Course Number: 3190
Instructor: Darrell Kirchmann
Tuesday/Thursday
December 2-18
8:30-11:30 am

Windows 8.1 Desktop Apps
Don’t care to use the Start Tiles screen. Wish you had a Windows 7 computer? This class will show you hot to bypass the Start Tile scree and use the traditional Desktop Apps like Word, Google, Internet Explorer, Picture Gallery and more. You’ll feel like you’re using Windows 7 or Vista… maybe even Windows XP. We’ll even show you a program that makes Windows 8 look like XP or Windows 7.
Prerequisite(s): Windows 8.1 Metro Style Apps
Material(s): Textbook and flash drive
CEU: 2.4
105 Van Dusen Hall
$75

Course Number: 3191
Instructor: Darrell Kirchmann
Tuesday/Thursday
September 23-October 16
8:30-11:30 am
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Course Number: 3192
Instructor: Phil Laton
Monday/Wednesday
October 6-October 29
8:30-11:30 am
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Course Number: 3193
Instructor: Bryant Clifton
Tuesday/Thursday
November 13-December 6
6-8:30 pm

ADVANCED

Keeping your Computer Running Smoothly
Whether a computer’s operating system is XP, Vista or 7, maintenance is very similar. Basic computer knowledge is necessary to participate in this course. Students will learn the proper techniques to keep their computer running smoothly.
Prerequisite(s): Windows 7: Level 1
Material(s): None
CEU: 0.75
Course Number: 3194
Instructor: Dick Kuehl
Tuesday/Thursday
November 4-13
9-11:30 am
106 Van Dusen Hall
$75

Home and Small Business Networking
You can share your high-speed Internet connection with multiple users by installing a wireless router. Students will understand how a wireless signal is broadcasted, how to configure security options, enabling file sharing between computers, and more.
Prerequisite(s): Windows Level 1, Windows 8.1 Desktop Apps or prior computer experience
Material(s): None
CEU: 1.0
Course Number: 3195
Instructor: Bryant Clifton
Monday/Wednesday
August 25-September 10
6-8 pm
105 Van Dusen Hall
$75

Welcome to Cloud Computing
The term “Cloud Computing” or “Cloud” is a metaphor for the Internet. By using cloud computing, you gain access at any time through any device via an Internet connection to your files, folders, and/or software. Learn what cloud computing is, how it works, the pros and cons, and much more.
Prerequisite(s): Windows Level 1, Windows 8.1 Desktop Apps or prior computer experience
Material(s): None
CEU: 1.0
105 Van Dusen Hall
$75

Course Number: 3196
Instructor: Bryant Clifton
Monday/Wednesday
September 15-29
6-8 pm
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Course Number: 3197
Instructor: Phil Laton
Tuesday/Thursday
September 30-October 14
12-2 pm

OFFICE APPLICATIONS

Microsoft Office 2010: Word and PowerPoint
Use all the great features Microsoft Word and PowerPoint has to offer, with confidence. Microsoft continues to improve and enhance with each new release. Make sure that you're able to take advantage of all the power it has to offer. Whether you are new or an advanced user, this course will improve your abilities to make the most of this word processor and presentation software that has become the industry standard
Prerequisite(s): Windows Lev 1, Intermediate to Windows, Windows 8.1 Desktop Apps or prior computer experience with mouse and keyboard proficiency
Material(s): Textbook and flash drive
CEU: 2.4
Course Number: 3198
Instructor: David Bartlett
Tuesday/Thursday
August 26-October 2
4-6 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 and simple databases and to 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, Intermediate to Windows, Windows 8.1 Desktop Apps or prior computer experience with mouse and keyboard proficiency
Material(s): Textbook and flash drive
CEU: 2.4
Course Number: 3199
Instructor: David Bartlett
Tuesday/Thursday
October 7-November 18
4-6 pm
106 Van Dusen Hall
$75

Microsoft Office 2010: Excel Level 2
Expand your knowledge by learning complex formulas, working with multiple spreadsheets, charting and more.
Prerequisite(s): Excel Level 1 with mouse and keyboard proficiency
Material(s): Textbook and flash drive
CEU: 2.0
Course Number: 3200
Instructor: David Bartlett
Tuesday/Thursday
November 20-December 18
4-6:30 pm
106 Van Dusen Hall
$75


MACINTOSH OPERATING SYSTEM AND APPLICATIONS

Introduction to OS X Maverick
Get familiar with the fundamentals of a Mac computer. Learn to create and organize files and folders with Finder. Learn to customize the user interface and behavior through 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: 2.4
106 Van Dusen Hall
$75

Course Number: 3201
Instructor: Bryant Clifton
Saturday
September 6-November 22
9-11 am
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Course Number: 3202
Instructor: David Bartlett
Tuesday/Thursday
September 25-October 21
12:30-3:30 pm

Creating Documents & Spreadsheets with Pages & Numbers found on OS X Maverick
Apple’s amazing productivity suite for the Mac, iWork includes three applications: Pages for word processing with an incredible sense of style; Numbers for powerful, compelling spreadsheets made easy; and Keynote for cinema-quality presentations for everyone. 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): Flash drive
CEU: 1.8
Course Number: 3203
Instructor: David Bartlett
Tuesday/Thursday
December 2-18
12:30-3:30 pm
106 Van Dusen Hall
$75

IPADS

Getting 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, 4th generation, iPad Air and iPad mini). Limited number of iPads maybe 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: 2.4
106 Van Dusen Hall
$75

Course Number: 3204
Instructor: David Bartlett
Tuesday/Thursday
August 28-September 23
12:30-3:30 pm
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Course Number: 3105
Instructor: Bryant Clifton
Monday/Wednesday
October 8-November 19
6-8 pm
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Course Number: 3206
Instructor: David Bartlett
Tuesday/Thursday
October 23-November 20
12:30-3:30 pm

INTERNET, EMAIL & SOCIAL MEDIA

Making a Connection with Facebook
Learn how the world is connected. This course will focus on social networks primarily using Facebook. Navigate the world of social media and put your best face forward. Create a profile; make friends; view posts, communicate via status updates, share photos and learn Facebook security and privacy. Don’t forget your password!
Prerequisite(s): Windows Lev 1, Intermediate to Windows, Windows 8.1 Desktop or prior computer experience with working knowledge of the Internet
Material(s): Facebook Password(s)
CEU: 1.2
Course Number: 3207
Instructor: Phillip Laton
Tuesday/Thursday
September 9-25
3-5 pm
105 Van Dusen Hall
$40

Internet Safely: Protecting Yourself Online
Our Internet Safety course will provide students with the strategies, skills and mindset needed to protect yourself, your computer and your privacy when you connect 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
105 Van Dusen Hall
Free

Course Number: 3208
Instructor: Phillip Laton
Tuesday
October 21
Noon-3 pm
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Course Number: 3209
Instructor: Phillip Laton
Monday
December 1
8:30-11:30am

PHOTOGRAPHY

New! Scanners & Cameras
Confused about how to set your camera to get that special shot? Want to understand what megapixels to set your camera on? Don’t understand what JPG, Tiff and Raw file types are and which you should be using. Want to know best way to scan old photos, negatives or slides? This class will cover all these issues so you know how many pixels are needed for different applications like prints and email.
Prerequisite(s): Windows Lev 1, Intermediate to Windows, Windows 8.1 Desktop or prior computer experience
Material(s):
CEU: 0.5
105 Van Dusen Hall
Free

Course Number: 3210
Instructor: Darrell Kirchmann
Friday
September 5
8:30-1:30 pm
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Course Number: 3211
Instructor: Darrell Kirchmann
Friday
October 10-17
8:30-11 am
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Course Number: 3212
Instructor: Darrell Kirchmann
Friday
December 5-12
8:30-11 am

Picasa 3
Are your pictures not quite perfect? Do they need some 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 to Windows, Windows 8.1 Desktop or prior computer experience with knowledge of the Internet
Material(s): It’s always best to practice with your own pictures
CEU: 1.2
Course Number: 3213
Instructor: Dick Kuehl
Tuesday/Thursday
September 2-18
9-11 am
106 Van Dusen Hall
$75

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 is the class for you. You’ll learn about megapixels, camera settings, scanning & printing your images using Photoshop Elements 12.
Prerequisite(s): Windows Lev 1, Intermediate to Windows, Windows 8.1 Desktop or prior computer experience
Material(s): Textbook & Flash Drive
CEU: 2.4
Course Number: 3214
Instructor: Darrell Kirchmann
Tuesday/Thursday
October 21-November 18
8:30-11:30 am
105 Van Dusen Hall
$75

New! Photo & Video Editing using FREE Windows 7 or 8 Programs
No software to purchase it comes with or can be downloaded free from Microsoft. Would you like to have your photos and videos organize and also perform basic editing using software you already have or can download for your Windows 7 or 8.1 computer? Then this is the class for you. We will cover using Windows 8.1 application Photo as well as Desktop application Photo Gallery and Movie Maker.
Prerequisite(s): Windows Lev 1, Intermediate to Windows, Windows 8.1 Desktop or prior computer experience with knowledge of the Internet
Material(s): It’s always best to practice with your own pictures
CEU: 2
Course Number: 3215
Instructor: Darrell Kirchmann
Monday/Wednesday
September 8-October 8
2-4 pm
105 Van Dusen Hall
$75

 

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