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Technology Classes to Begin at SCC This Fall

Photographer taking photos of flowers.Don’t let technology spook you this autumn. Sandhills Community College Continuing Education Technology classes are a great way to have fun and make new friends while learning how to use computers and computer software.

Photography

Students will uncover how Elements 19 can help create catalogs and albums, import and organize photos, and perform basic editing in the class “Photo Editing Using Photoshop Elements 19 for Beginners.” Students will learn how to use the Editor’s Quick and Guided modes. Time permitting students 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. The prerequisites are a good working knowledge of computers, using a mouse or pen tablet, and file management.

“Photo Editing Using Photoshop Elements 19 for Beginners” will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 14-Nov. 25 from 1-3 p.m. The cost is $75.

Students will learn how to take amazing photographic images in “The Art of Photography, Beyond Fundamentals.” In this class long exposure, high dynamic range, panoramas, backlighting, silhouettes, the capturing of emotion, low lighting, and reflections are a sampling of the techniques covered. Students will learn by a combination of lectures, demonstrations, and practice. All will be encouraged to share work with the class.

“The Art of Photography, Beyond Fundamentals” will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 29-Dec 10 from 6-8 p.m. The cost is $75.

3D Printing 

“Advanced 3D Printing” 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.

“Advanced 3D Printing” will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 15-Nov. 7 from 6-8 p.m., and Saturdays, Nov. 2 and Nov. 9 from 8 a.m.-noon. The cost is $75.

Windows Operating System

Students will discover how to use the Action Center and the all Settings screen, how to customize their Desktop, set up, and use virtual desktops, creating folders for basic file management, and how to use File Explorer in “Windows 10 – Level 2.” A brief introduction to email and the Windows Store will be covered, as well as how to update Windows 10 and keep it safe. The prerequisite for this class is “Windows 10 Level 1” or prior experience.

“Windows 10 – Level 2” will be held on Mondays and Thursdays, Oct. 21-Dec. 5 from 9-11 a.m. The cost is $75 plus the cost of text and flash drive.

iPad Level 2

Students will review iPad 1 and then receive more detailed lessons on additional iOS productivity apps in “iPad Level 2.” The prerequisite for this class is “iPad Basics” or a waiver by the instructor or Lori Degre. Each student must bring an iPad with the latest operating system (iOS) installed.

“iPad Level 2” will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 21-Dec. 4 from 1-3 p.m. The cost is $75.

Customized Training Courses

Business owners can request customized computer and technology training for employees. Please contact Lori Degre, degrel@sandhills.edu to learn more.

There may be funds available to help students pay for Continuing Education courses. Contact Jason Levister at (910) 695-3778 or levisterj@sandhills.edu, or Tess Regan at (910) 695-3766 or regant@sandhills.edu to learn more about SCC Continuing Education scholarships.

Registration

Seats are still available for these classes. To register in person, stop by the Sandhills Community College Continuing Education office located on the first floor of Van Dusen Hall. Registration by phone at (910) 695-3980 or preregistration online at www.sandhills.edu/cereg are also available accepting all major credit cards. Registration hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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