Computers

Registration for Fall 2014 is now open!

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, import and export data to and from Excel.
Class meets every Saturday, Nov 8-15, 9:00am-11:00am, $79
Save! Register by 10/25 for $69!
 

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.
Session 1: Class meets every Sat, Sept 20-Oct 4, 9:00-11:00am, $79; Register before 9/6, $69
Session 2: Class meets every Sat, Oct 11-Oct 25, 9:00-11:00am, $79; Register before 9/27, $69
 

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 Saturday, Sept 20-Oct 4, 9:00am-11:00am, $79
Save! Register by 9/6 for $69!

 

ADOBE® Registration Special!

REGISTER FOR BOTH CLASSES FOR $259!!

Design & Production Using Adobe Illustrator®

Instructor, Andy Mansfield
A must for all small businesses and nonprofits! Promote your business and create your business identity! Learn to use Adobe Illustrator software to design and set-up files properly for printing. This hands-on class will use real-world examples to create printer-friendly files. We will cover terminology such as: CMYK v. Pantone spot colors, crop marks, bleed and other printing considerations. This workshop class will have projects including logo design, business card creation, letterhead/envelope layout and design, and much more!
         Class meets every Monday, Sept 15 – Oct 13, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, $149
Save! Register by 9/1 for $134!
 

Design & Production Using Adobe InDesign®

Instructor, Andy Mansfield
A must for all small businesses and non-profits! Learn to brand your business with letterheads, print advertisements, newsletters, brochures, and other marketing communications material.  This hands-on workshop class will cover the tools of Adobe InDesign® and common tasks such as form layouts, ad, letterhead/envelope, and newsletter layout and design.  A company’s marketing communications should engage the potential customer and make your company look professional and trusted. Let InDesign® help you with the creation and design of your materials!
Class meets every Monday, Oct 20 – Nov 17, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, $149
Save! Register by 9/1 for $134!
 
 

Build a Professional Network with LinkedIn

Instructor, Sue Gresham
Whether you are transitioning from job to job, gainfully employed or running your own business, you must have a quality professional network. LinkedIn network is the #1 professional online networking site in the country. In this class, we will teach you how to create an optimized personal professional profile to be found online. By learning LinkedIn, you can optimize your professional contacts, personalize your network to expand and grow your business, and access people, jobs, news, and updates to help you be successful.  We will delve into the fundamental strategies necessary to effectively grow and maintain your network with tips to help you manage your LinkedIn time efficiently!
Class meets every Tuesday, Oct 14-21, 6:00pm-8:00pm, $75
Save! Register by 9/29 for $67!
 

Beginner Computer Series

Save MORE when you take all 3 Classes (Clueless on Computers, Windows Tips &Tricks, and Files, Folders & Finding Things) – Register by 9/4 for only $114!

Popular! Clueless on Computers

Instructor, Brian Oswald
You are never too old to learn—especially if you are new to computers! We will start at the beginning and learn the basics of using your computer and will 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.
Session 1: Class meets every Thursday, Sept 18 - 25, 6:30pm-8:30pm, $39
Save! Register by 9/4, $34
Session 2: Class meets every Thursday, Jan 8-15, 6:30pm-8:30pm, $39
Save! Register by 12/23 for $34!
 

New! Windows Tips and Tricks

Instructor, Brian Oswald
In Windows, there is always more than one way to do things. This class will look at some of the shortcuts that are built in to Windows that help you get things done faster. We will discuss keyboard shortcuts, right-click menus, and other little gems hidden in Windows that you may find useful. Suggested prerequisite: Clueless on Computers or a very basic understanding of Windows.
Session One: Class meets every Thursday, Oct 9-16, 6:30-8:30pm, $39
Save! Register by 9/25 for $34!
Session Two: Class meets every Thursday, Jan 22-29, 6:30-8:30pm, $39
Save! Register by 1/8 for $34!
 

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. Suggested prerequisite: Windows Tips and Tricks class or a very basic understanding of Windows.
Class meets every Monday, Nov 10-24, 6:30-8:30pm, $54
Save! Register by 10/27 for $49
 

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 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 Wednesday, Sept 17-24, 6:30-8:30pm, $39
Save! Register by 9/3 for $34!
 

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 will 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.
Class meets every Wednesday, Oct 8-15 6:30-8:30pm, $39
Save! Register by 9/24 for $34!
 

New! Android and Google, More Powerful Together

Instructor, Brian Oswald
Google and Android are much intertwined. Learn how to use the power of both to work from anywhere and any device. We will discuss the many services that work well across both Google on the computer and Android on the mobile device. We will also look at the synchronization and collaboration tools that are built into both systems. You might also like: Discovering Android class.
Class meets every Wednesday, Oct 22-29, 6:30-8:30pm, $39
Save! Register by 10/8 for $34!
 

Computer Series

Save MORE when you take all 3 classes – Register by 9/2 for only $125!

How Your Computer Works-Part 1 of a 3 Part Series

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 one 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. Prerequisites: None
Class meets every Tuesday, Sept 16-23, 6:30-8:30pm, $44
Save! Register by 9/2 for $34!
 

Basic Computer Maintenance-Part 2 of a 3 Part Series

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 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 Tuesday, Sept 30-Oct 14, 6:30-8:30pm, $54
Save! Register by 9/16 for $49!
 

Basic Computer Troubleshooting-Part 3 of a 3 Part Series

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 them. 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. Recommended Prerequisite: Basic Computer Maintenance class or a good understanding of the tasks needed to keep a computer running in good condition.
Class meets every Tuesday, Oct 21-Nov 4, 6:30-8:30pm, $54
Save! Register by 10/7 for $49!
 

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 Tuesday, Nov 18-25, 6:30-8:30pm, $39
Save! Register by 11/4 for $34!
 

Protecting Your Privacy Online

Instructor, Brian Oswald
Are you curious to know what others may learn about you from your use of the internet? Concerned about shopping or banking online? In this class we will look at how secure (or insecure) the internet is, and discuss ways of how you can protect yourself and your personal information online. You might also like: How the Internet Works.
Class meets every Tuesday, Dec 2-9, 6:30-8:30pm, $39
Save! Register by 11/18 for $34!
 

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.
Class meets every Monday, Sept 22-29, 6:30-8:30pm, $39
Save! Register by 9/8 for $34!
 

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, Oct 20-Nov 3, 6:30-8:30pm, $54
Save! Register by 10/6 for $49
 

Selecting and Purchasing a Computer

Instructor, Brian Oswald
Are you considering purchasing a new computer, but you are not sure which computer is right for you? This class will help to demystify the terminology you face as you shop for that new computer. You might also like: Clueless on Computers.
Class meets every Thursday, Oct 23-30, 6:30pm-8:30pm, $39
Save! Register by 10/9 for $34
 

Selecting and Purchasing Mobile Technology

Instructor, Brian Oswald
Are you looking to purchase a new smartphone, tablet, or E-Book reader? Curious about the world of ‘wearable technology’ that seems to be creeping into the news? This class will help you sort out the jargon, and help you find the solution that is right for you. You might also like: Discovering Android.
Class meets every Wednesday, Nov 12-19, 6:30-8:30pm, $39
Save! Register by 10/29 for $34