Friday, March 15, 2013

April Computer Classes Schedule Now Available

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The Regional Library Computer Center April computer class schedule is now available, and registration is open to the public for the free courses. Please note that class times have been changed to 10:30 am – 12:30 pm.
In addition to the basic core course (which consists of Keyboarding, Basic PC, and Basic Internet), we are offering classes teaching email, introduction to social media software, and Microsoft Office 2010 programs.
Here are descriptions of the classes offered in April:
Keyboarding: This beginner class is designed for people who have not had formal training in keyboarding. It is intended to introduce you to the basics of working with the computer keyboard and the mouse. Participants need not have any previous computer experience to take this course. 
Basic PC: This beginner class introduces people to the computer: basic PC terms, components, hardware, peripherals, desktop features, etc. Participants need not have any previous computer experience to take this course. 
Basic Internet: This beginner class introduces people to the history of the Internet, how to access and surf the Web, what web browsers are, what search engines are available, and basic search methods. Participants need to have taken Keyboarding and Basic PC or have some PC, mouse, and keyboarding experience to take this course. 
Email Workshop: This intermediate class is a practical workshop which helps people set up email accounts and learn to maneuver their way through email browsers. While there are many different email services available, we have chosen to work with Gmail and Yahoo! Mail, because they are free and are two of the more popular email services available. Participants need to have taken Keyboarding, Basic PC, and Basic Internet or have some PC, mouse, keyboarding, and Internet experience to take this course. This class roster is FULL. Registration will no longer be taken.
Microsoft Word 2010 (Parts 1, 2, & 3): This intermediate class introduces people to Word 2010, a word processing application that is part of the Microsoft Office suite. This version of Word uses the new interface that was introduced in Word 2007. Even if you’ve used Word before, it will help to familiarize yourself with the interface, since there are significant differences from the older versions. Because Microsoft Word 2010 has many components, the entire course will be taught in three parts. We recommend participants to take all three parts. Participants need to have taken Keyboarding and Basic PC or have some PC, mouse, and keyboarding experience to take this course.
Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 (Parts 1 & 2): This advanced class introduces people to PowerPoint 2010. This presentation software allows you to create dynamic slide presentations that may include animation, images, videos, music, and more. Unlike previous versions, this version provides a base to create slides, demos, and presentations at a more professional level. Participants need to have taken Keyboarding and Basic PC or have some PC, mouse, and keyboarding experience to take this course. It is recommended that participants take Microsoft Word 2010 prior to taking this course.  It is also recommended that participants take both parts of the course.
Microsoft Excel 2010 (Parts 1 & 2): This advanced class introduces people to Microsoft Excel 2010, a spreadsheet software in the Microsoft 2010 Office Suite. Excel allows you to store, manipulate, and analyze data in organized workbooks for home and business tasks. You can use Excel to keep up with inventory, budgets, bookkeeping, contact lists, etc. Participants need to have taken Keyboarding and Basic PC or have some PC, mouse, and keyboarding experience to take this course. It is recommended that participants take Microsoft Word 2010 prior to taking this course.  It is also recommended that participants take both parts of the course.
Introduction to Social Media – TWITTER: The April Social Media class will focus on TWITTER. This advanced class introduces people to the history, elements, and software used in social media interactions.  This class focuses on the three most popular social media software: Pinterest,Twitter, and Facebook. Participants need to have taken Keyboarding, Basic PC, and Basic Internet or have some PC, mouse, keyboarding, and Internet experience to take this course. An email account is needed for this class.

UPDATE 4/8/2013:
The following courses are now FULL:
  • Keyboarding (April 1)
  • Basic PC (April 2)
  • Basic Internet (April 3)
  • Word 2010 Part 1 (April 8)
  • Word 2010 Part 2 (April 9)
  • Word 2010 Part 3 (April 10)
  • PowerPoint 2010 Part 1 (April 15)
  • PowerPoint 2010 Part 2 (April 16)
  • Email Workshop (April 17)
  • Excel 2010 Part 1 (April 22)
  • Excel 2010 Part 2 (April 24)
  • Keyboarding (April 29)

          Registration will no longer be taken for these sessions.
          Submitted by Farah A. Ferguson
          Central Library

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