Computer applications

Computer applications

 

Excel essentials
For many people, knowing how to use Microsoft Excel® is their most important job skill, yet they understand only a fraction of its features. Learn the tricks of the trade as we cover topics including basic spreadsheet concepts, workbook and file management, using formulas and functions, editing and formatting tools, working with graphics and charts. Whether you are new to Excel® or simply refreshing your skills, this course takes you step-by-step through your mastery of Excel®
Level I
Saturday Nov. 2
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
$125
 
Level II
Saturday Nov. 9
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
$125
 
Microsoft Word
This course will help you navigate through Microsoft Word® 2010 and learn many of the functions that you may not be familiar with. You will learn how to create basic documents, format text and paragraphs, add tables, insert graphics and control page appearance. Whether you are new to Word®, or are you a seasoned user there is always something to learn.
Level I
Saturday Nov. 23
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
$125
 
Microsoft Access
Looking to update your database skills? This course is for those whose job responsibilities include designing and creating new databases and tables, creating and maintaining records, and producing important reports based on database information. It will also provide you with the techniques needed to advance to more complex applications.
Level I
Saturday Nov. 30
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
$125
 
InDesign basics
Do you need to breathe life into your print media? Learn how you can create strong design foundations for creative page design, explore creative avenues and discover how to effectively use type to visually enhance your print media. Get ready to open up a whole new world of creative graphic design you never thought possible.
Saturdays, Oct. 19 to Nov. 30
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
$175
 
Photoshop basics
Learn Photoshop in this exciting project-based course. Explore the concept and process of digital collage, manipulate and correct your digital images. Expand your digital horizons and stimulate creativity, beyond your imagination. Learn what the professionals know and create digital art using your own effects and personal brushes. Be prepared to experiment and be excited by all the possibilities this course has to offer.
Saturdays, Oct. 19 to Nov. 30
12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
$175
 
Portfolio workshop using Photoshop and InDesign
Is your portfolio noteworthy? This course will help you create a memorable portfolio or refine an existing one through covering the basics of design and organization including choice of materials, graphic design, and a winning cover. You will review a variety of styles and learn how to improve your own and make it notable. This unique workshop is meant to enrich you as an artist and allow you to creatively showcase your skills. Students will want to bring their existing portfolios or work to class to share.
Saturdays, Dec. 7 to 14
9 a.m. to 12 noon
$75
 
Webdesign basics -Introduction to HTML and CSS
Curious to know how to build a website? Looking to make changes to your existing website? This course introduces you to the nuts and bolts of HTML (HyperText Markup Language), the basic programming language used to create web pages. You will learn what HTML is, how it's structured, and learn about the major tags and features of the language. Discover how to format text and lists, add images and flow text around them, and link to other pages and sites. Additional tutorials will cover Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). At the end of this course, you will be able to create or edit basic websites, including the use of traditional CMS (Content Management System) HTML editors.
Wednesday, Oct. 16 to Dec. 4
7 to 9 p.m.
$175
 
Understanding social media
This introductory course provides an overview of social media; its history, theories and the principles behind online communication. Through hand-on demonstrations of a variety of social and digital media tools, you’ll discover how these tools are shaping modern communication, and how to incorporate them into everyday business and personal communications.
 
For fun
Mondays Sept. 23 to Oct. 7
7 to 9 p.m.
$99
 
For business
Mondays Oct. 21 to Nov. 4
7 to 9 p.m.
$99
 
Putting it all together
Mondays Nov.11 to 25
7 to 9 p.m.
$99