Technology

Program Description

Level 0   Introductory class for the novice and those who need to understand basics.

Level 1   For those who understand basic computer concepts and terminology.

Level 2   For more experienced students who want to expand their knowledge and computer skills.

 

Classes that meet from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. or 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. will break for a 30-minute lunch (on your own.)

Unless noted, technology classes are held in-person.

In-person vs. virtual classroom vs. online?

  • An in-person class provides the traditional on-site instruction.
  • A virtual classroom provides real-time, online instruction. A student is responsible for the technology needed to attend the class.
  • An online class provides online instruction but not in real-time. A student is responsible for the technology needed to complete the class.

 

Computer Basics                                              

Instructor: M. DeGrauwe

Level 0 – Even though computers are everywhere today, not everybody knows how to use them or use them well. Learn the basics for operating your computer or laptop. This class will teach you the basics so that you can navigate operating systems, create documents, use email, manage files, use the Internet and social media, and safely manage your personal data.

3 Mondays           Sept. 13 – Sept. 27      1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

BHC ALC – Rm. 111                                  Fee $65

In-person CRN 80831

 

Word Level 1                                       

Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

Prerequisite: Basic Windows and keyboarding skills.

Level 1 – Create basic documents using the following skills:  cutting, copying, pasting, and formatting text, aligning and indenting paragraphs, adding numbered and bulleted lists, inserting dates and symbols, changing margins, switching document views, running the spelling and grammar checker, and printing a document.

1 Tuesday             Oct. 5                          8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

BHC ALC – Rm. 111                                   Fee $85

In-person CRN 80832

 

Word Level 2                                      

Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

Prerequisite: Word Level 1 or equivalent skills.

Level 2 – Take your Word skills to the next level by creating professional documents using: styles and themes, tabs, headers and footers, tables, graphics including pictures, clipart and SmartArt, newspaper-style columns, watermarks and more.

1 Tuesday             Oct. 12                         8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

BHC ALC – Rm. 111                                   Fee $85

In-person CRN 80833

 

Word Level 3                                        

Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

Prerequisite: Word Level 2 or equivalent skills.

Level 2 – Do you already use Microsoft Word extensively but aren’t aware of the many time saving steps and features? Increase your productivity by learning shortcuts that transform your files into impressive, professional-looking documents. Learn more about styles, tabs and templates. Discover mail merge, Quick Parts and how to sort tables. Explore ways to save time and ensure that repetitious tasks are performed consistently and accurately by creating macros to perform a series of actions.

1 Tuesday             Oct. 19                         8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

BHC ALC – Rm. 111                                   Fee $85

In-person CRN 80834

 

Excel Level 1                                           

Prerequisite: Basic Windows skills.

Level 1 – Microsoft Excel is an important spreadsheet application that is essential for use at home and at work. Some of the topics that are covered include: creating and saving a new workbook, working with ranges, creating simple formulas, copying and moving data, formatting numbers and text, formatting cells, working with columns and rows, using page setup, printing, and using templates.  A workbook is included in the fee.

Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

1 Tuesday             Sept. 7                         8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

BHC ALC – Rm. 111                                   Tuition Fee $97

In-person CRN 80835

 

Instructor: E. Duffy

3 Tuesdays          Aug. 31 – Sept. 14       5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Outreach – Rm. 402                                 Tuition Fee $97

In-person CRN 80836

 

Excel Level 2                                           

Prerequisite: Excel Level 1 or equivalent skills.

Level 2 – Enhance and develop your spreadsheet skills. Customize the Ribbon, use advanced formulas, create 3-D formulas across multiple worksheets, move, copy and color code worksheet tabs, sort and filter data, name ranges, create charts, insert graphics and more. A workbook is included in the fee.

Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

1 Tuesday             Sept. 14                       8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

BHC ALC – Rm. 111                                   Tuition Fee $97

In-person CRN 80837

 

Instructor: E. Duffy

3 Tuesdays          Sept. 21 – Oct. 5         5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Outreach – Rm. 402                                 Tuition Fee $97

In-person CRN 80838

 

Excel Level 3                                            

Prerequisite: Excel Level 2 or equivalent skills.

Level 2 – Further develop your Excel expertise by learning how to: create and revise Pivot Tables, record macros and create shortcut buttons, use advanced chart features, export and import data, outline and subtotal data, work with tables, make and track comments, create conditional formatting, use advanced functions including LOOKUP and nested IF formulas, password protect worksheets or cells and more! A workbook is included in the fee.

Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

1 Tuesday             Sept. 21                       8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

BHC ALC – Rm. 111                                   Tuition Fee $97

In-person CRN 80839

 

Instructor: E. Duffy

3 Tuesdays          Oct. 12 – Oct. 26         5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Outreach – Rm. 402                                 Tuition Fee $97

In-person CRN 80840

 

Access (Parts 1-3)                                      

Instructor:  E. Duffy
Level 2 – This series will teach what you need to know to work with an existing database or create one of your own. By the end of the series, you will know how to create and work with tables, queries, forms and reports. A workbook is included in the fee for each class.

 

Part 1                                                              

Prerequisite: Basic Windows, MS Word and Excel, and an understanding of a database.

Learn to create and work with tables, the foundation of your database. Specific skills to be covered include creating tables, editing and modifying tables, setting field properties, finding and filtering data, creating relationships, using simple queries, and printing data.

1 Wednesday       Oct. 6                             8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

BHC ALC – Rm. 111                                     Fee $89

In-person CRN 80841

 

Part 2                                                              

Prerequisite: Access Part 1 or equivalent skills.

Learn to make your data work for you. Take this class to learn to make more sophisticated queries, forms and reports. Specific skills to be covered are creating action queries; manipulating controls; using design view, editing tools and sub-forms; and creating a PivotTable.

1 Wednesday       Oct. 13                          8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

BHC ALC – Rm. 111                                    Fee $89

In-person CRN 80842

 

Part 3                                                             

Prerequisite: Access Part 2 or equivalent skills.

Don’t miss this class that pulls everything together. You have made the tables, queries, forms and reports, now automate them and learn tricks to make them work better. This class shows all the things Access has to offer to someone who has Part 1 and 2 skills. It also includes time for questions about your own database. Specific topics to be covered include analyzing tables, exporting data to Excel and Word, using advanced query wizards, using charts, working with ActiveX controls and indexes, replicating databases, using Access and the Internet, creating and using macros and switchboards.

1 Wednesday       Oct. 20                         8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

BHC ALC – Rm. 111                                    Fee $89

In-person CRN 80843

 

PowerPoint                                                   

Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

Prerequisite: Word skills.

Level 1 – Explore how to create attention-getting presentations with MS PowerPoint. Learn how to use the templates; format and edit text; prepare and print outlines, handouts, and speaker notes; add special effects like sound and animation; insert graphics and tables; use transitions and timing; and run the slide show. Bring a USB flash drive or information you want to include in your own presentation. A reference guide is included in the fee.

1 Tuesday             Nov. 2                          8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

BHC ALC – Rm. 111                                   Fee $85

In-person CRN 80844

 

Publisher                            

Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

Prerequisite: Word skills.

Level 1 – Use Publisher’s templates and design elements to create professional looking marketing materials such as fliers, newsletters, brochures, business cards, letterhead and more! A reference guide is included in the fee.

1 Tuesday             Nov. 9                          8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

BHC ALC – Rm. 111                                  Fee $85

In-person CRN 80845

 

iPad: Beginner                     NEW

Instructor: M. DeGrauwe

Level 0 – Do you have an iPad and don’t know where to start? We will explore the Home Screen, the parts of your device and the main apps: settings, calendar, contacts, and mail. We will learn how to connect to Wi-Fi, get to the Internet using Safari, add contacts, set up your email account, and schedule dates in your calendar. Bring your iPad to class. You should have your iPad charged and activated. You should also have created your Apple ID.

1 Monday             Sept. 13                       10:00 a.m. – Noon

BHC ALC – Rm. 111                                   Fee $25

In-person CRN 80847  CANCELLED

 

1 Monday             Oct. 4                           10:00 a.m. – Noon

Outreach – Rm. 406                                  Fee $25

In-person CRN 80848

 

iPad: Intermediate         NEW

Instructor: M. DeGrauwe

Level 1 – Are you unsure how to use your iPad? Learn the basics of using your device from settings to apps.  Understand your Home Screen. Learn how to use the Internet, how to add contacts, how to set up an e-mail account and how to navigate the app store and iTunes. Bring your iPad to class. You should have your iPad charged and activated. You should also have created your Apple ID.

1 Monday             Sept. 20                       10:00 a.m. – Noon

BHC ALC – Rm. 111                                   Fee $25

In-person CRN 80849  CANCELLED

 

1 Monday             Oct. 18                         10:00 a.m. – Noon

Outreach – Rm. 406                                  Fee $25

In-person CRN 80850

 

iPad: Advanced           NEW

Instructor: M. DeGrauwe

Level 2 – Increase your iPad skills and knowledge through tips and tricks for using this device. Explore some of the more interesting and unique applications available for iPad users. Discover FaceTime and how to make video calls with family and friends. Bring your iPad to class.

1 Monday             Sept. 27                       10:00 a.m. – Noon

BHC ALC – Rm. 111                                   Fee $25

In-person CRN 80851      CANCELLED

 

1 Monday             Oct. 25                         10:00 a.m. – Noon

Outreach – Rm. 406                                  Fee $25

In-person CRN 80852

 

Lightroom                                            

Instructor: E. Duffy

Level 2 – If you are new to Adobe Lightroom or need to become more familiar with its capabilities, we will explore the Library and develop modules to learn how to import, organize, edit, and export your photos. In addition, you will cover editing photos in Lightroom, to Photoshop, and back to Lightroom. Bring your own laptop or tablet loaded with Lightroom, a power cord and photo files for editing.

1 Tuesday             Aug. 24                        5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Outreach – Rm. 406                                  Fee $35

In-person CRN 80853

 

3D Printing            

Instructor: R. Vedvik, Electrical Engineer/Acoustics Engineer    

Level 1 – This class will provide the home hobbyist, or those looking to start or expand a business with the knowledge and hands-on experience needed to get started with, or improve on, 3D printing. Topics include how 3D printers work, printer selection, setup and maintenance, printing material selection and chemistry, design strategies, troubleshooting, and software applications. Live demonstrations of 3D software and slicing software will help students modify or create 3D computer models. A 3D printer will operate during the class to demonstrate how computer models are installed and printed, and to serve as an example for discussion.

6 Wednesdays     Oct. 13 – Nov. 17        6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Outreach – Rm. 204                                 Fee $79

In-person CRN 80854

 

Digital Photography Basics      NEW

Instructor: M. Bisom

Level 1 – Are you finding digital photography to be a bit confusing or even overwhelming at times? In this class we break down the entire photography process and the camera’s role in that process. What is a JPEG? What is resolution? Not only will we explore some of the more common picture modes on a camera but also why there can be so many options. This class sets the stage for the Intermediate/Advanced class. No question is too big or too small for this class. And best of all, it’s hands-on!  Please bring your camera(s) along with your questions and we will get started demystifying photography.

5 Tuesdays          Sept. 21 – Oct. 19       6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Outreach Rm. 406                                   Fee $79

In-person CRN 80855

 

Digital Photography Intermediate/Advanced      NEW

Instructor: M. Bisom

Level 2 – Prerequisite: Digital Photography Basics or permission from the instructor. This class continues to build on the foundation from the Basic Class. Here we continue to look at the exposure triangle and the function of the shutter & aperture. We also look at various focusing methods and advanced features such as the histogram, bracketing and more. This is a hands-on class. Please bring your camera(s)!

6 Tuesdays           Oct. 26 – Nov. 30        6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Outreach Rm. 406                                   Fee $89

In-person CRN 80856

 

How to become a YouTube Creator and Grow Your Channel     NEW

Instructor: C. Sammon                           

Level 2 – In this class, you will learn how to create your YouTube channel account using a phone, iPad, laptop, or desktop, how to edit and combine multiple videos and how to use Livestream with confidence.

Discover how to choose your content and gain your confidence as well as how to promote your channel and connect with other YouTubers all from an experienced local YouTuber. You will also learn how to gain 1K subscribers and 4K WH as required to get monetized.

1 Tuesday            Sept. 21                       6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Virtual Classroom CRN 80857                 Fee $25