Computer applications

Computer applications

Introduction to video game design

Have you thought of an idea for the next big gaming hit but are unsure how to make it a reality? It is easier than you think! With this introductory course to game design you will learn the basics behind scripting and syntax used as the backbone of almost every game. Learn through hands-on experience while developing your game from the ground up. This course will introduce you to (insert software name) and provide you with resources to further your design skills outside of the classroom.

Instructor: Devin Kellaway

Wednesdays, Jan. 15 to Feb. 12

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

$150

Computer basics

Do you struggle with everyday use on the computer? This course begins with the absolute basics, starting with an explanation on the difference between computer hardware and software. You'll learn the Windows operating system, including the start button menu, taskbar and desktop. Explore how to use My Computer, My Documents, Internet Explorer and much more. Each session will include a lab for students to have a 'hands-on' learning experience.

Instructor: Tina Robinson

Wednesdays, Feb. 12 to 26

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

$99

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 a whole new world of creative graphic design you never thought possible.

Instructor: Aldo Parrotta

1-day Workshop

Saturday, Feb.8

10 to 4 p.m.

$75

5-week Course

Saturdays, Feb. 22 to Apr. 5

10 a.m. to 12 noon

$165

Photoshop basics

Learn Photoshop in this exciting project-based course. Explore the concept and process of digital collage, manipulate and correct your 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.

Instructor: Aldo Parrotta

1-day Workshop

Saturday, Feb. 1

10 to 4 p.m.

$75

5-week Course

Saturdays, Feb. 22 to Apr. 5

12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

$165

Excel essentials

For many, knowing how to use Microsoft Excel® is an important job skill.  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®.

Instructor: Tina Robinson

Level I

Saturday, Feb. 22

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$125

Level II

Saturday, Mar. 1

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$125

Level III

Saturday, Mar. 8

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.

Instructor: Tina Robinson

Level I

Saturday, Mar. 22

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$125

Level II

Saturday, Mar. 29

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$125

Level III

Saturday, Apr. 5

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$125

Web design basics

Looking to build your own website or make changes to your existing one?  This course introduces you to HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), the basic programming language used to create web pages.  You’ll learn about HTML, how it's structured, and know 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.

Instructor:

1-day Workshop

Saturday, Apr. 12

10 to 4 p.m.

$75

5-week Course

Wednesdays, Apr. 23 to June 4

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

$175