Technology Class Offerings

Technology course topics range from the most basic information for the absolute beginner to highly technical skills needed in the workplace.

Whatever your stage in computer use, your classmates will be right there with you. Have fun, make new friends and learn to use computers and technology.

For additional information, contact Danaka Bunch
910-695-3775 or bunchd@sandhills.edu. 

MICROSOFT

Windows 10-Level 1

Learn 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.
CEU: 2.4

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Class Days

Dates

Time

Instructor

Location

Cost

1077

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Jan. 17-Feb. 23

6-8 pm

Phil Laton

105 Van Dusen Hall, Pinehurst Campus

$75

 

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.

CEU: 2.4

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Class Days

Dates

Time

Instructor

Location

Cost

1078

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Mar. 14-Apr. 25

No class Apr. 11

6-8 pm

Phil Laton

105 Van Dusen Hall, Pinehurst Campus

$75

 

Microsoft Office Overview

Learn a little of everything that Microsoft Office offers. Sessions will be on Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Publisher, and One Note.
CEU: 2.4

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Class Days

Dates

Time

Instructor

Location

Cost

1076

Mondays and Wednesdays

Jan. 18-Feb. 27

6-8 pm

Phil Laton

106 Van Dusen Hall, Pinehurst Campus

$75

 

Excel: Spreadsheets, Charts, and Graphs

This course focuses on the fundamentals of Excel 2019. You will first learn how to create fully formatted worksheets quickly and efficiently. You will then learn common formulas and functions, sorting and analyzing data, custom charts, and graphs, and how to create three-dimensional workbooks. This course also introduces you to Quick Analysis, Flash Fill, and other powerful charting tools, which are further explored in the intermediate course. CEU: 2.4

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Class Days

Dates

Time

Instructor

Location

Cost

1079

Mondays and Wednesdays

Mar. 13-Apr. 24

No class Apr. 10

6-8 pm

Phil Laton

106 Van Dusen Hall Pinehurst Campus

$75

 

IT CREDENTIALS AND CYBER SECURITY

CompTIA A+ Certification Prep

First class in the series of CompTIA IT Credentials and Cyber Security track of three certification preparation courses.

CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for establishing a career in IT and the preferred qualifying credential for technical support and operational roles. Learn to troubleshoot and problem solve, better understand a wide variety of issues ranging from networking and operating systems to mobile devices and security, and build the

skills and knowledge to advance from A+ to Network+ to Security+ allowing you to complete the entire track and obtain all credentials. Each course counts toward DoD 8570 Information Assurance qualifications. CEU: 12.6

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Format

Class Days

Dates

Time

Instructor

Cost

1084

Online

Tuesdays- Thursdays

Jan. 12-May 4

No class Feb. 28, Mar. 1-2, Apr. 11 & 18-20

6-9 pm

Billy Barber

$185.00 + courseware ($129.00)

 

CompTIA Network+ Certification Prep

Second class in the series of CompTIA IT Credentials and Cyber Security track of three certification preparation courses.

CompTIA Network+ helps develop 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. This class is continuation of the IT Credentials and Cybersecurity track for the students who complete the A+ Certification course or those who already hold A+ Certification or have equivalent knowledge and experience. CEU: 12.6

Will be offered Summer Semester 2023 

 

CompTIA Security+ Certification Prep

Third class in the series of CompTIA IT Credentials and Cyber Security track of three certification preparation courses.

CompTIA Security+ establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate level cybersecurity jobs. It incorporates best practices in hands-on

troubleshooting to ensure practical security problem solving skills. Learn how to identify and address security incidents. This class is continuation of

the IT Credentials and Cybersecurity track for the students who complete the A+ and Network+ courses, hold these two certifications or have equivalent knowledge and experience. CEU: 12.6

Will be offered Fall Semester 2023.

 

INTERNET

Better Internetting

How to make the Internet more useful and get more out of it.
CEU: 1.2

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Class Day

Dates

Time

Instructor

Location

Cost

1080

Fridays

Jan. 20-Feb. 24

2-4 pm

Phil Laton

105 Van Dusen Hall, Pinehurst Campus

$75

 

Getting Started with Google Drive

Receive basic introduction to Google Drive as a file management resource, which will allow you access to your files anytime you have Internet access. Learn to use Google’s simple, flexible file and document sharing features. Become familiar with Google’s excellent suite of office software, including Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Sheets, Google Drawings, and Google Forms.
CEU: 1.2

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Class Day

Dates

Time

Instructor

Location

Cost

1081

Fridays

Mar. 17-Apr. 21

2-4 pm

Phil Laton

105 Van Dusen Hall, Pinehurst Campus

$75

 

Computer Basics 1

Do you want to become a confident, self- sufficient computer user? You can learn hands-on practical computer skills and discuss computer-related topics. This basic course is for the computer novice with little to no computer experience. CEU: 1.2

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Class Days

Dates

Time

Instructor

Location

Cost

1082

Thursdays

Jan. 19-Feb. 23

9-11am

Phil Laton

105 Van Dusen Hall, Pinehurst Campus

$75

 

Computer Basics 2

Build on what you learned in Computer Basics 1 to gain an even deeper understanding of computer hardware, software, using the internet and more!

Prerequisite: Computer Basics 1 or prior experience. CEU: 1.2

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Class Days

Dates

Time

Instructor

Location

Cost

1083

Thursdays

Mar. 16-Apr. 20

9-11 am

Phil Laton

105 Van Dusen Hall, Pinehurst Campus

$75