Computers

Registration new open for Spring 2015 Classes 

 

Mastering iPad® Tablet and iPhone® Basics

Instructor, Shawn Cannon
Explore the wonderful world of Apple iPad 2, 3, 4, iPad mini tablet, or iPhone and get the most out of your new mobile digital device. You will leave the class knowing how to use apps, gesturing, customizing home screens, typing, adding content, using settings as well as troubleshooting common device issues and setting up security. Everything you need to know is in this workshop! Prerequisite: Must have an email and an active iTunes® application account; bring your iPad or iPhone.
Class meets every Monday, Apr 6 - Apr 20, 6:00pm-8:00pm, $79

 

Intro to Excel 2013

Instructor, Shaun Manning
This is a beginner’s introduction to Microsoft® Excel. Students will learn how to create spreadsheets from scratch, enter data in a table, create and edit graphs, work with and create formulas, and import and export data to and from Excel.
Class meets every Wednesday, Feb 18 – Mar 4, 6:00pm-8:00pm, $79

 

Intermediate Excel 2013

Instructor, Shaun Manning
This is a continuation of Intro to Excel. We’ll delve deeper into tables, graphs, and formulas. You will be amazed at how much easier your work will be after learning these tricks!
Class meets every Wednesday, Mar 11 - 18, 6:00pm-8:00pm, $54
 

 

Intro to Mac®

Instructor, Shaun Manning
Dive into Mac OS® and learn how to use your Mac computer to seamlessly integrate all of your information! You’ll learn how to use and customize the Finder® to navigate your computer and organize your files, how to open and save documents, set important system preferences to customize and optimize your computer experience, browse the web with Safari®, use the App Store to download and install useful applications, and much more. Whether you are new to the Mac or have an Apple® mobile device and are considering a laptop or desktop, this course will teach you how to make the most of your Mac. This course is lecture only; no Mac will be provided; students are welcome to bring their Mac laptop.
Class meets every Thursday, Mar 5 - 19, 6:00pm-8:00pm, $79
 

Graphic Design Workshop with Adobe® Section One: Business Logos

Instructor, Brad Kroll
Are you a small business owner, or maybe you only need to learn the basics to multi-task in your current position? Thinking about a career in marketing? This is the perfect way to get started! Our Graphic Design Workshop focuses on the three major graphic design programs: Adobe Photoshop®, Illustrator®, and InDesign®. Learn how they interact with one another, the basic principles of graphic design, and how it’s applied to business. Students will leave this class with their own newly designed business logo. **Please note: Class dates have been changed from Thursdays to Wednesdays.
Session1: Class meets every Wednesday, Feb 11-Mar 18, 6:30pm-8:30pm, $149

 

Graphic Design Workshop with Adobe® Section Two: Business Strategies

Instructor, Brad Kroll
This is a continuation of our Graphic Design Workshop class. Students will apply their Adobe Photoshop®, Illustrator® and InDesign® knowledge along with the logo they designed in section one to a marketing campaign for their business. This will include designing stationery, brochures, business cards and even online marketing materials like banner ads and Facebook posts. A must ‘know-how’ for every small business! **Please note: Class dates have been changed from Thursdays to Wednesdays.
Session 2: Class meets every Wednesday, Mar 25-Apr 29; 6:30pm-8:30pm, $149

 

 Clueless on Computers

Instructor, Brian Oswald
You are never too old to learn – especially if you are new to computers. Start at the beginning and learn the basics of using your computer. Cover everything from using the mouse to shutting off your computer! If you are wondering if this class might be too difficult for you, then this class is actually meant for you. (Windows Tips and Tricks or Files, Folders, and Finding Things may be a good follow up to this class.)
Class meets every Tuesday, April 7 & 14, 6:30pm-8:30pm, $39

 

Windows Tips and Tricks

Instructor, Brian Oswald
In Windows, there is always more than one way to do things. This class looks at some of the shortcuts that are built in to Windows to help you get things done faster. We will discuss topics such as keyboard shortcuts, right-click menus, and other little gems hidden in Windows that you may find useful. This class is intended for you if you have a very basic understanding of Windows, but wish to know more. Suggested prerequisite: Clueless on Computers or a very basic understanding of Windows.
Class meets every Tuesday, April 21 & 28, 6:30-8:30pm, $39

 

Files, Folders and Finding Things

Instructor, Brian Oswald
Ever wonder where all of your files actually end up on your computer? Want to move files from your digital camera, or other portable device, but not sure how the information is stored? Have you ever downloaded something, and then not known where to find it? This class will help you understand how your computer organizes your information, so that you might be able to find what you need.
Class meets every Tuesday, May 12 - 26, 6:30pm-8:30pm, $54

 

Exploring the World of Google®

Instructor, Brian Oswald
You may know Google as a way to search for things on the web, but there is far more to this hidden gem of the Internet. Did you know that you can use Google to create documents like in Microsoft® Office, get a free phone number, store and play music, chat with friends, and get free email? In this class, we will review some of these features, as well as discuss more efficient search techniques.
Class meets every Tuesday, February 17 & 24, 6:30-8:30pm, $39
 

Discovering Android™

Instructor, Brian Oswald
Have a new Android™ based phone or tablet? Would you like to know how to get the most out of it? In this class we explore the features of Android™, and help you unlock the power of that powerful computer you hold in your hand. You might also like: Exploring the World of Google.
Class meets every Tuesday, March 10 & 17, 6:30pm-8:30pm, $39
 

How the Internet Works

Instructor, Brian Oswald
Have you ever wondered exactly how the Internet works? How does our information get from one place to another? What is “The Cloud”? What is “Net-Neutrality”? This class is designed to look “behind the scenes” at what the Internet is, who owns it, and how it works.
Class meets every Thursday, April 9 & 16, 6:30-8:30pm, $39
 

Protecting Your Privacy Online

Instructor, Brian Oswald
What does the online world know about you? What are you telling them without even realizing it? In this class, we look at how to make your computer safe from internet snoopers and hackers. We then look at what search engines like Google and Bing know about you, and how they find out. Finally, we take a look at social networks like Facebook, and discuss how to be safer when using them. You might also like: How The Internet Works.
Class meets every Thursday, May 14 - 28, 6:30-8:30 pm, $54

 

Finding and Using Free Software

Instructor, Brian Oswald
Buying software for your computer can get very expensive. In this class we will look at ways to get very powerful software for free. These are all programs that were designed to be free, so it is all perfectly legal. Bring a flash drive, and you can download some of the software right in class. You might also like: Using Free Office Software.
Class meets every Monday, March 16 & 23, 6:30-8:30pm, $39

 

Using Free Office Software

Instructor, Brian Oswald
Microsoft® Office is a very powerful, but expensive collection of software used in the business world. Today, there are a number of free alternatives to the Microsoft® product. In this class, we explore two alternatives that you can use at no cost. These are OpenOffice (LibreOffice®), and Google Docs®. The documents that you create can be exchanged with users of Microsoft® Office. We will also cover the basics of creating documents, as well as spreadsheets. You might also like: Finding and Using Free Software.
Class meets every Monday, April 13 - 27, 6:30-8:30 pm, $54

 

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How Your Computer Works

Instructor, Brian Oswald
This is part one of the Computer Technology Series. You will be introduced to the individual parts of the computer (memory, hard drive, processor, expansion cards, etc.). We will discuss how each part works, and exactly what each one does. This will provide a foundation for selecting upgrades to your computer, and for further diagnostic and maintenance classes.
Class meets every Wednesday, Feb 18 & 25, 6:30pm-8:30pm, $44
 

Basic Computer Maintenance

Instructor, Brian Oswald
This is part two of the Computer Technology Series. This class is designed to follow How Your Computer Works. In this class we look at the start-up process of the computer, and all of the software involved. We will see how the hardware and software interact. We then study the parts of the computer that can begin to cause trouble, and will then learn how to avoid that trouble. Finally, we discuss some basic steps on resolving problems that may already be taking place.
Prerequisite: How your Computer Works class, or a basic understanding of all of the parts that make the computer work.
Class meets every Wednesday, March 11 - 25, 6:30-8:30pm, $54
 
 

Basic Computer Troubleshooting

Instructor, Brian Oswald
This is part three of the Computer Technology Series. This class is designed to follow Basic Computer Maintenance. We build on your knowledge of basic maintenance and general computer operations to discover how to identify the cause of computer problems and repair those problems.  When you are finished with this class, you should be able to perform basic repairs, or at least communicate better with anyone you may want to have work on your computer.
Prerequisite: Basic Computer Maintenance class, or a good understanding of the tasks needed to keep a computer running in good condition.           
Class meets every Wednesday, April 8 - 22, 6:30-8:30pm, $54

 

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