Technology Class Offerings

3D Printing

Introduction to 3D Printing
Explore 3D printing. Create 3D image files using the TinkerCAD 3D design and printing app. After file creation, students print their objects during the two Saturday classes. Upon completion, participants will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the history, terminology and types of 3D Printing technology and demonstrate an ability to create and print a simple project.
Instructor: Tyler Callahan
106 Van Dusen Hall
$75
CEU: 2.4
3075 ​
Sept 10 – Oct 3 ​
TTh ​, 6-8pm​​
Sept 28 & Oct 5​
Sa​, 8am-Noon

Advanced 3D Printing
This course is designed for those familiar with a basic knowledge of 3D printing. We use TinkerCAD to create more advanced 3D Models including hinged objects, articulated objects and objects with custom supports. Students will gain an understanding of Slic3r PE to prepare files for printing on the Prusa MK3 and MK3S. MakerBot Desktop slicing software will be used to prepare models for the MakerBot Replicator 2X. Participants will attend two Saturday classes to print 3D objects.
Instructor: Tyler Callahan
106 Van Dusen Hall
$75
CEU: 2.4
3076​
Oct 15 – Nov 7 ​
TTh , 6-8pm​​
Nov 2 & 9​
Sa​, 8am-Noon

MICROSOFT OFFICE

Microsoft Office Overview
Learn a little of everything that Microsoft Office offers including sessions on Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Publisher and One Note.
Instructor: Phil Laton
106 Van Dusen Hall
$75
CEU: 2.4
3077 ​
Sept 5 – Nov 21 ​
Th ​
12-2pm

WINDOWS OPERATING SYSTEM

Windows 10-Level 1
Master the Windows 10 operating system. Discover Windows applications, terminology, and Start Menu functions as well as operational basics. Students should have access to the Windows 10 operating system.
Instructor: Phil Laton
105 Van Dusen Hall
$75+text+flash drive
CEU: 2.4
3080​
Sept 5 – Oct 14​
MTh​, 9-11am

3081​
Sept 10 – Nov 26​
T​, 6-8pm

Windows 10 – Level 2
Enhance your Windows 10 skills. Discover how to use the Action Center and the all Settings screen, how to customize your Desktop, 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
106 Van Dusen Hall
$75
CEU: 2.4
3082​
Oct 21 – Dec 5​
MTh​
9-11am

IPAD

IPad Basics
Maximize your productivity using many of the applications found on your iPad. Learn about Contacts, Mail, Messages, Calendar, Camera, as well as Notes, Reminders, Safari, and others. Downloading and installing apps from the App Store is also included. Students must bring their iPad or iPhone to class with the latest operating system (iOS) installed.
Instructor: Dave Bartlett
106 Van Dusen Hall
$75
CEU: 2.4
3084 ​
Sept 4 – Oct 14​
MW​
1-3pm

IPad Level 2
Continue studying the Mac apps found in the iPad Operating System. Review iPad 1 and then receive more detailed lessons on additional iOS productivity apps. Prerequisite: iPad Basics or a waiver by the instructor or Lori Degre. Each student must bring an iPad.
Instructor: Dave Bartlett
106 Van Dusen Hall
$75
CEU: 2.4
3085 ​
Oct 21 – Dec 4
​MW​
1-3pm

Email & Internet

Gmail and Google
Get a more in depth look at all Gmail has to offer as well as learning about the other applications that Google provides. Google Docs an alternative to Microsoft Office. Google Maps and Google Earth. Even make face to face connections using Google Hangouts. Many other Google Apps are included also.
Instructor: Phil Laton
106 Van Dusen Hall
Pinehurst Campus
$75
CEU: 2.4
3088​
Sept 6 – Oct 25​
F​
9am-noon

Internet Safely
Learn the latest methods to protect yourself from identity theft, hackers, viruses and scams. This course is designed to inform and raise awareness of safety and security issues using the internet and online applications.
Instructor: Phil Laton
106 Van Dusen Hall
Pinehurst Campus
$75
CEU: 2.4
3089​
Sept 10 – Oct 29​
T​
9am-noon

Helpful Apps for your Smartphone and Tablet
Get connected with family and friends using your smartphone or tablet. Join Phil as he teaches you the apps to enrich your life and become more technologically savvy.
Instructor: Phil Laton
106 Van Dusen Hall
Pinehurst Campus
$75
CEU: 2.4
3090​
Sept 10 – Oct 29​
T​
1-4pm

PHOTOGRAPHY

Digital Photography Fundamentals
Take your photography from good to great! Understand your camera controls and learn to put a little of yourselves into each photo. Classes will be lectures, demonstrations, critiques and discussions. You will be encouraged to share your work with the whole class.
Instructor: John Patota
202 Van Dusen Hall
$75.00
CEU: 2.4
3093​
Sept 10 – Oct 17​
TTH​
6-8pm

The Art of Photography, Beyond Fundamentals
Learn how to take amazing photographic images. In this class long exposure, high dynamic range, panoramas, back lighting, silhouettes, the capturing of emotion, low lighting, and reflections are a sampling of the techniques covered. Students learn by a combination of lectures, demonstrations and practice. All will be encouraged to share work with the class.
Instructor: John Patota
202 Van Dusen Hall
$75.00
CEU: 2.4
3094​
Oct 29 – Dec 10​
TTH​
6-8pm

Photo Editing Using Photoshop Elements 19 for Beginners
Do you have old photograph’s you’d like to clean up and organize? Are there trip and family memories you’d like to better organize and share? Uncover how Elements 19 can help you create catalogs and albums, import and organize photos, and perform basic editing. Learn how to use the Editor’s Quick and Guided modes. Bring your photo’s back to life. Time permitting you will also learn the basics of using layers for combining and correcting photos, and adding text and graphics. A flash drive 8GB or larger is recommended. Prerequisite: a good working knowledge of computers, using a mouse or pen tablet, and file management.
Instructor: Dale Moegling
105 Van Dusen Hall
$75.00
CEU: 2.4
3104
​Oct 14 – Nov 25​
MW​
1-3pm

Photo Editing Using Photoshop Elements 19 Advanced
Bring out the artist in yourself as you learn about editing in Raw, using the Guided and Expert mode in Editor, including different types of layers and blends to correct or combine two or more photos, as well as creating a type mask and montages. 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 recommended. Prerequisites: Elements 19 Part 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
$75.00
CEU: 2.4
3105​
Aug 26-Oct 7​
MW​
1-3pm

IT CREDENTIALS AND CYBER SECURITY

CompTIA A+
CompTIA A+ is the preferred performance-based qualifying credential for technical support and IT operational roles. A+ certified professionals identify issues and problem solve more effectively than those without certification. It is trusted by employers around the world to identify the go-to person in end-point management & technical support roles.
Instructor: Brian Ness
105 Van Dusen Hall
$185.00
CEU: 9.6
3108​
Sept 9 – Nov 21​
MWTh​
6-9pm
Monday & Wednesday is a seated class, Thursday is online.

CompTIA Network+
CompTIA Network+ helps develop a career in IT infrastructure covering troubleshooting, configuring, and managing networks. You will learn to design and implement functional networks; configure, manage, and maintain essential network devices; implement network security, standards, and protocols; troubleshoot network problems; and support the creation of virtualized networks.
Instructor: Brian Ness
105 Van Dusen Hall
$185.00
CEU: 9.6
1109​
Jan 6 -Mar 19​
MWTh
​6-9pm
Monday & Wednesday is a seated class, Thursday is online.

CompTIA Security+
CompTIA Security+ is the first security certification IT professionals should earn. It establishes the core knowledge requited of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs. Security+ incorporates best practices in hands-on trouble-shooting to ensure security professionals have practical security problem-solving skills. Cybersecurity professionals with Security+ know how to address security incidents-not just identify them.
Instructor: Brian Ness
105 Van Dusen Hall
$185.00
CEU: 9.6
1110
​Mar 30 – Jun 11​
MWTh​
6-9pm
Monday & Wednesday is a seated class, Thursday is online.