Technology

Program Description

All Windows and Office classes are taught in computer labs using Windows 10 and Office 2019.  If you are an Office 2013 or Office 2016 user, the instructor will be able to explain the slight differences between them.

Lifelong Learner Class: Designed for anyone 55 years or better, but all learners are welcome.

 

Teachers can earn PD Hours:  Black Hawk College’s Professional & Continuing Education (PaCE) and the Rock Island County Regional Office of Education (RIROE) have partnered to offer a variety of classes both online and in the classroom to help you enhance your professional development.

To obtain PD Hours for a chosen class, teachers need to contact Julie at the RIROE (309-736-1111) to obtain approval. The processing fee for PD hours is $25 and is payable to the RIROE. Go to: www.bhc.edu/teachers for more information.

 

Lab Rental: Labs are available with Microsoft Office 2019, Windows 10, and Internet. Call Barb at 309-796-8244 or email courvilleb@bhc.edu for more details.

 

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

 

Available Classes

  • 3D Printing
  • Access Parts 1, 2,
  • Getting Started with Your Computer Workshop
  • Excel Level 1A
  • Excel Level 1B
  • Excel Levels 1, 2, 3
  • Intro to Google Apps
  • Intro to Office 2019
  • iPad: Beginner
  • iPad: Getting Started
  • iPad: Intermediate
  • Maintaining a Healthy PC
  • Moving to Windows 10
  • PowerPoint
  • Publisher
  • Windows 10 for Beginners Workshop
  • Word 101 Workshop
  • Word for Advanced Users
  • Word Level 1, 2
  • Get More Out of Your Digital SLR or Advanced Digital Camera
  • How to Take Better Photos
  • Lightroom for the Digital Photographer

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. A $60 materials fee is payable to the instructor the first night of class.

6 Tuesdays          Feb. 18 – Mar. 24        6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

CRN 10961          Outreach – Rm. 407  Fee $79

 

Access (Parts 1-3)   (Teachers can earn PD Hours)

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.

 

Access 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  Mar. 4                        8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

CRN 10952      BHC ALC – Rm. 111 Fee $89

 

Access 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 include: creating action queries; manipulating controls; using design view, editing tools and sub-forms; and creating a PivotTable.

1 Wednesday  Mar. 11                       8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

CRN 10953       BHC ALC – Rm. 111 Fee $89

 

Access 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. 9                           8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

CRN 81213          BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Fee $89

 

Getting Started with Your Computer Workshop (Lifelong Learner class)

Level 0 – If you own a PC or are considering purchasing one, this class will provide you with some basics. You will learn terminology, hardware vs. software and the components of a computer. You will turn on and shut down the computer, learn about various storage devices and media, as well as practice operating the mouse. Become familiar with the keyboard and get acquainted with the Windows 10 concept including using the Start Menu and opening a program.

Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

1 Monday            Feb. 24                         8:30 a.m. – Noon

CRN 10929         BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Fee $49

 

Instructor: D. Jeffries

1 Thursday          Apr. 16                                 2:30 – 6:00 p.m.

CRN 10930         Kewanee CEC – Rm. 106        Fee $49

 

Excel Level 1A   (Lifelong Learner class)          

Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

Prerequisite: Basic Windows skills.

Level 1 – Discover the basics of how to use the spreadsheet program Microsoft Excel. Learn how to enter data, work with ranges, create simple formulas, copy and move data, and format numbers/text. Explore how easy it is to use Excel to create a home inventory, track monthly expenses, and enter your address book.

1 Monday            May 4                           8:30 a.m. – Noon

CRN 10940         BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Fee $49

 

Excel Level 1B   (Lifelong Learner class)          

Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

Prerequisite: Excel Level 1A.

Level 1 – Continue learning about Excel. In this class, you will discover how to format cells by changing the vertical alignment or drawing cell borders or inserting cut or copied cells. You will then move on to working with columns and rows, using the page setup, printing and using templates. When you complete Excel Level 1A and 1B, you can move on to the Excel Level 2 class.

1 Monday            May 11                         8:30 a.m. – Noon

CRN 10941         BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Fee $49

 

Excel Level 1   (Teachers can earn PD Hours)

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            Jan. 14                          8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

CRN 10024         BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Tuition Fee $97

 

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

CRN 10944         Outreach – Rm. 402  Tuition Fee $97

 

Instructor: E. Duffy

4 Tuesdays          Jan. 28 – Feb. 18         5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

CRN 10025         BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Tuition Fee $89

 

Excel Level 2   (Teachers can earn PD Hours)

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            Jan. 21                          8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

CRN 10026         BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Tuition Fee $97

 

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

CRN 10945         Outreach – Rm. 402  Tuition Fee $97

 

Instructor: E. Duffy

4 Tuesdays          Mar. 3 – Mar. 24          5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

CRN 10946         BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Tuition Fee $89

(March10 & 17 – Class will meet at the Outreach Center, 301 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline)

 

Excel Level 3   (Teachers can earn PD Hours)

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            Jan. 28                         8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

CRN 10027         BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Tuition Fee $97

 

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

CRN 10948         Outreach – Rm. 402   Tuition Fee $97

 

Instructor: E. Duffy

4 Tuesdays          Apr. 7 – Apr. 28           5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

CRN 10949         BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Tuition Fee $89

 

Intro to Google Apps

Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

Level 1 – Discover the tools available by Google that allow you to access your information from any computer with Internet.  The apps introduced include Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Keep.

1 Tuesday            Apr. 28                         1:00 – 4:30 p.m.

CRN 10962         BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Fee $40

 

Intro to Office 2019

Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

Prerequisite: Basic Windows skills.

Level 1 – Take advantage of learning the basics of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint in three sessions at one bundled price.  Each session will introduce you to the basic features.  Gain hands-on training and discover how Microsoft Office can help you. Materials included in the fee.

3 Tuesdays          May 5 – May 19           8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

CRN 10955          BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Tuition Fee $225

 

iPad: Getting Started

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.

4 Mondays          Mar. 30 – Apr. 20        5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

CRN 10958         Outreach – Rm. 402  Fee $55

 

iPad: Beginner

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            Apr. 27                         5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

CRN 10959         Outreach – Rm. 402   Fee $25

 

iPad: Intermediate

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            May 4                           5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

CRN 10960         Outreach – Rm. 402   Fee $25

 

Maintaining a Healthy PC  (Lifelong Learner class)

Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

Prerequisite: Basic Windows skills.

Level 1 – Learn how to perform basic maintenance to improve the performance and reliability of your computer.  Do you know how to check for low disk space and clean up all the unnecessary temporary Internet files?  Organize your files by creating folders, moving and copying files into folders or a flash drive, and creating shortcuts.  If you have a laptop, you may bring it with you to class, otherwise, please bring a USB flash drive.

1 Monday            Apr. 6                           8:30 a.m. – Noon

CRN 10935          BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Fee $49

 

Moving to Windows 10

Prerequisite: Experience with Windows 7 OR Windows 8/8.1.

Level 1 – Are you already familiar with a previous version of Windows but need help with Windows 10? Learn to work your way through this operating system. This session will demonstrate the features making it easy to follow and understand. A Windows 10 reference guide is included in the fee.

Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck  (Lifelong Learner class)

1 Monday            Mar. 30                         8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

CRN 10933          BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Fee $40

 

Instructor: Staff

1 Monday            Jan. 13                          5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

CRN 10023         Outreach – Rm. 402   Fee $40

 

Instructor: D. Jeffries  (Lifelong Learner class)

1 Thursday          Apr. 30                              2:30 – 5:30 p.m.

CRN 10934          Kewanee CEC – Rm. 106     Fee $40

 

PowerPoint  (Teachers can earn PD Hours)

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           Mar. 31                         8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

CRN 10951          BHC ALC – Rm. 111                     Fee $85

 

Publisher   (Teachers can earn PD Hours)

Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

Prerequisite: Word skills.

Level 1 – Learn how to create and personalize cards, stationary, invitations, and flyers using MS Publisher. Are you the volunteer that produces the newsletter? Discover how to make your communications more exciting and fun.  Bring a USB flash drive to save your projects. A reference guide is included in the fee.

1 Tuesday           Mar. 10                         8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

CRN 10950           BHC ALC – Rm. 111     Fee $85

 

Windows 10 for Beginners Workshop  (Lifelong Learner class)

Prerequisite: Getting Started with Your Computer Workshop or equivalent skills.

Level 0 – Learn basic Microsoft Windows 10 skills including how to identify parts of a window and how to manipulate windows and the taskbar. Learn how to see how much space you have available on your hard drive. You will use menus, Help and Support, the calculator, save to a flash drive, open a basic word processing program (WordPad), create a letter, print it and save the file. A reference guide is included in the fee. Please bring a USB flash drive to class.

Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

1 Monday            Mar. 2                           8:30 a.m. – Noon

CRN 10931          BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Fee $49

 

Instructor: D. Jeffries

1 Thursday          Apr. 23                                2:30 – 6:00 p.m.

CRN 10932           Kewanee CEC – Rm. 106      Fee $49

 

Word 101 Workshop  (Lifelong Learner class)

Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

Prerequisite: Basic Windows skills.

Level 1 – Using Microsoft Word, learn how to create, edit and print documents. Produce letters, family stories, newsletters and minutes for meetings. You will learn how to edit text, cut, copy and paste, create tables and bulleted lists, use spell check, and more. Please bring a USB flash drive to class.

1 Monday            Apr. 20                         8:30 a.m. – Noon

CRN 10936         BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Fee $49

 

Word Level 1  (Teachers can earn PD Hours)

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. A workbook is included in the fee.

1 Tuesday            Feb. 11                         8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

CRN 10937          BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Fee $85

 

Word Level 2  (Teachers can earn PD Hours)

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. A workbook is included in the fee.

1 Tuesday            Feb. 18                         8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

CRN 10938         BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Fee $85

 

Word for Advanced Users  (Teachers can earn PD Hours)

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            Feb. 25                         8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

CRN 10939         BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Fee $85

 

Photography

 

Get More Out of Your Digital SLR or Advanced Digital Camera    

Instructor: L. Hamilton

Learn to take a step beyond the green automatic setting and take control of the creative photo process. Learn about all the ways to manipulate light using your camera to do more than just record a moment, make the viewer FEEL the moment you captured. Great photographers don’t take photos, they make them! Join us to find out how to master your camera and stop leaving all your photos up to chance. Bring your camera, owner’s manual and charged batteries to class. Class will break for one-hour lunch (on your own).

1 Saturday           Feb. 15                         9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

CRN 10963         Bldg. 3 – Rm. 311        Fee $59

 

How to Take Better Photos    

Instructor: L. Hamilton

What makes a good photograph? Learn to improve your photo compositions through the use of balance, repetition, color, and unique framing techniques. Course content covered will be the use of studio lighting/ natural lighting and portraiture, natural lighting, composition layout, foreground/ background as well as creating mood within your photos. Bring your camera, owner’s manual and charged batteries to class. Class will break for one-hour lunch (on your own).

1 Saturday           Feb. 29                         9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

CRN 10964         Bldg. 3 – Rm. 311        Fee $59

 

Lightroom for the Digital Photographer

Instructor: E. Duffy

If you are new to Adobe Lightroom Classic or need to become more familiar with its capabilities, we will explore the Library modules to learn how to import, rate, and organize your photos. You will learn to process and edit photos in Lightroom Classic or Lightroom CC. Also, learn to send photos to Photoshop for more editing and bring them back to Lightroom. You must bring your own laptop or tablet loaded with Lightroom Classic CC or Lightroom CC, a power cord and photo files to edit.

1 Tuesday            May 5                           5:45 – 8:45 p.m.

CRN 10965         Outreach – Rm. 402   Fee $45