Technology Training (Computer Programs) - Class Schedule

WINDOWS 7 OPERATING SYSTEM

Windows 7 - Introduction
Students are introduced to the world of computing while learning to navigate in the Windows operating system.
Prerequisite(s): None
Material(s): Textbook and flash drive
CEU: 2.25
106 Van Dusen Hall
$75

Course Number: 2076
Instructor: P. McLendon
Tuesday/Thursday
May 19-June 25
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Course Number: 2077
Instructor: C. Whitten
Monday/Wednesday
June 15-July 22
3-5 p.m.
12:30-3 p.m.

WINDOWS 8.1 OPERATING SYSTEM

Windows 8.1 - Metro Style Apps
Learn how to use 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
Course Number: 2083
Instructor: D. Kirchmann
Monday/Wednesday
July 15-August 10
8:30-11 a.m.
105 Van Dusen Hall
$75

New Windows 8.1 Overview in Preparation for Windows 10
Are you computer savvy, but need to brush up on your skills? Well, this class is the right one for you! We will cover an abbreviation of Windows 8.1 Metro Style as well as Desktop courses. Then we will look at the upgrade process of the newest upcoming OS from Microsoft Windows 10.
Prerequisite(s): Windows 8.1 Metro Style Apps, Windows 8.1 Desktop Apps
Material(s): Flash drive
CEU: 2.4
Course Number: 2085
Instructor: D. Kirchmann
Tuesday/Thursday
July 7-August 13
10-Noon
105 Van Dusen Hall
$75

New Cleaning, Maintaining & Safeguarding your Computer and Data
Maintenance requires more than running some “free” anit-virus and malware applications. Learn how to clean your computer, how to protect it from hackers and best ways to protect and backup your files.
Prerequisite(s): Windows 8.1 Metro Style Apps, Windows 8.1 Desktop Apps
Material(s): None
CEU: 1.0
Course Number: 2086
Instructor: D. Kirchmann
Monday/Wednesday
June 8-22
2-4 p.m.
105 Van Dusen Hall
$50

OFFICE APPLICATIONS

Excel 2010: 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 Level 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: 2087
Instructor: C. Whitten
Monday/Wednesday
May 18-June 29
6-8 p.m.
106 Van Dusen Hall
$75

Excel 2010: 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: 2.4
Course Number: 2088
Instructor: C. Whitten
Monday/Wednesday
July 1-August 10
6-8 p.m.
106 Van Dusen Hall
$75

ACCOUNTING

New QuickBooks 2015 Level 1
The fundamentals of QuickBooks Pro with emphasis on employee file management, successful transactions of various types, payroll and successful record keeping.
Prerequisite(s): Mouse/keyboard proficiency, prior computer experience with knowledge of the Internet and accounting principles
Material(s): Textbook and flash drive
CEU: 2.4
Course Number: 2089
Instructor: F. Southerland
Monday/Wednesday
May 18-June 29
6-8 p.m.
105 Van Dusen Hall
$75

New QuickBooks 2015 Level 2
Explore advanced features for balance sheets and profit and loss accounts.
Prerequisite(s): QuickBooks Lev 1 with Mouse/keyboard proficiency and accounting principles
Material(s): Textbook and flash drive
CEU: 2.4
Course Number: 2090
Instructor: F. Southerland
Monday/Wednesday
July 6-August 12
6-8 p.m.
105 Van Dusen Hall
$75

MACINTOSH OPERATING SYSTEM AND IPAD

OS X Yosemite - Introduction
Become familiar with the fundamentals of a Mac computer. Learn to create and organize files and folders and customize the user interface and behavior.
Prerequisite(s): Mouse and keyboard proficiency
Material(s): flash drive
CEU: 2.25
Course Number: 2091
Instructor: D. Bartlett
Monday/Wednesday
May 18 – June 17
8:30 - 11 a.m.
106 Van Dusen Hall
$75

Getting to Know your iPad using IOS 8.3
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 8.3). Students who have an iPhone and/or iPod Touch can also benefit from this course. Please make sure the latest IOS 8.3 is installed.
Prerequisite(s): None
Material(s): iPad with IOS 8.3 installed
CEU: 2.4
Course Number: 2093
Instructor: D. Bartlett
Monday/Wednesday
May 18 – June 17
12 – 2:30 p.m.
106 Van Dusen Hall
$75

GOOGLE CHROMEBOOK

Getting Started with Your New Chromebook
Students take a hands-on, learning approach in this new course designed to teach Google Chromebook’s exciting apps and features like built-in virus protection, and auto back-up to the cloud. Learn about this faster computer, built-in maintenance and cloud features.
Prerequisite(s): None
Material(s): Chromebook
CEU: 2.4
Course Number: 2095
Instructor:  D. Kirchmann
Tuesday/Thursday
May 19-June 25
10-Noon
105 Van Dusen Hall
$75

INTERNET, SOCIAL MEDIA AND WEB DESIGN

New Staying Safe on Your Computer
This class will show you how to keep your computer, your data and yourself safe on the Internet. Class will be based on “The Ask Leo Guide to Staying Safe on 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): Textbook
CEU: 1.0
Course Number: 2096
Instructor: D. Kirchmann
Monday/Wednesday
May 18-June 3
2-4 p.m.
105 Van Dusen Hall
$50

Internet Safety: Protecting Yourself Online
This 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
Course Number: 2097
Instructor: P. Laton
Monday
July 13
2-5 p.m.
105 Van Dusen Hall
$30

New Creating a Facebook Group
Facebook groups are similar to small communities with members who belong to that group. This course will discuss how to create a group, invite others to join your group, and accepting request to join. We will also learn about the different privacy levels there are for groups and what we should set ours to be.
Prerequisite(s): Prior computer experience with working knowledge of the Internet and a Facebook class
Material(s): Facebook Password(s)
CEU: 1.0
Course Number: 2098
Instructor: P. Laton
Tuesday/Thursday
July 7-16
3-5:30 p.m.
105 Van Dusen Hall
$50

New Creating a Basic FREE Website
Learn how to set up a free website and/or blog. Students will look at the features and options of different services that are available for anyone to quickly and professionally publish a website or blog for themselves or their business. No software or programming needed.
Prerequisite(s): Windows Lev 1, Intermediate to Windows, Windows 8.1 Desktop or prior computer experience with working knowledge of the Internet
Material(s): An idea
CEU: 1.2
Course Number: 2099
Instructor: C. Whitten
Monday/Wednesday
July 27-August 12
3-5 p.m.
106 Van Dusen Hall
$75

PHOTOGRAPHY

Photo Editing Using FREE Programs: Windows Photo Gallery & Google’s Picasa
Would you like to have your photos organized and perform basic editing using software you already have or that can be downloaded for your Windows 7 or 8.1 computers? Then this is the class for you. Learn about the Windows 8.1 application Photo, as well as, the desktop application Photo Gallery, and Google’s Picasa. 
Prerequisite(s): Windows Lev 1, Windows Intermediate, 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: 1.0
Course Number: 2101
Instructor: D. Kirchmann
Monday/Wednesday
June 24-July 8
2-4 p.m.
105 Van Dusen Hall
$50

Photography with Photoshop Elements
Do you want to fix or edit your camera shots for exposure, size, white balance and more? Do you have boxes of photos or slides you would like to digitize? Would you like to restore old faded or torn photos? This is the class for you. Learn about megapixels, camera settings, scanning & printing your images using Photoshop Elements 12.
Prerequisite(s): Windows Lev 1, Windows Intermediate, Windows 8.1 Desktop or prior computer experience
Material(s): Flash Drive
CEU: 2.25
Course Number: 2102
Instructor: D. Kirchmann
Tuesday/Thursday
June 2-30
1-3:30 p.m.
105 Van Dusen Hall
$75

New Advanced Expert Photo Editing Using Photoshop Elements 12
Have you wanted to combine different photos into one photo, blend one photo into another or make and old, torn or faded black and white photo into a beautiful color one? If so, this class is for you. You will learn how to use many of the tools found in Photoshop Elements 12.
Prerequisite(s): Photography with Photoshop Elements
Material(s): Flash Drive
CEU: 1.0
Course Number: 2103
Instructor: D. Kirchmann
Tuesday/Thursday
July 7-21
1-3 p.m.
105 Van Dusen Hall
$50

New Learning the Power of Using Layers in Photoshop Elements 12
The foundation of Photoshop Elements is layers. So many projects, techniques, tips and tricks require–or are made easier with–layers. A good grasp of what they are and how they work is vital for taking that next leap in your Elements education. We’ll cover how to use layers, layer blends, adjustment layers and layer masks.
Prerequisite(s): Photography with Photoshop Elements
Material(s): Flash Drive
CEU: 1.0
Course Number: 2104
Instructor: D. Kirchmann
Tuesday/Thursday
July 23- August 9
1-3 p.m.
105 Van Dusen Hall
$50

 

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