Technology

Program Description

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 at 309-736-1111 to obtain approval. The processing fee for PD hours is $25 and is payable to the RIROE. Visit www.bhc.edu/teachers for more information.

Lab Rental: Labs are available with Microsoft Office 2016, Windows 10 and internet. Contact Barb at 309-796-8244 or courvilleb@bhc.edu for more details.

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

 


Available Classes: 

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.)

Organizing Your Files and Folders  (Lifelong Learner class)
Prerequisite: Basic Windows skills
Level 1 – Organize your computer files by creating folders, moving and copying files into folders and creating shortcuts. If you know the basics of Windows 10 and are eager to learn more, this session will expand your Windows 10 knowledge.
Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck
1 Monday            Aug. 1                                8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
CRN 81033          BHC ALC – Rm. 111      Fee $25

 

Cleaning Up Your Computer  (Lifelong Learner class)
Level 1- Is your Windows PC slow to start up? Not sure if you need to defragment or optimize your drives? Learn how to check for low disk space and clean up all the unnecessary temporary internet files to make some room on your computer. Find out how to move files to another storage device. If you have a laptop, you may bring it with you to class, otherwise, please bring a USB flash drive.
Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck
1 Monday               Aug. 1                                 10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
CRN 81034              BHC ALC – Rm. 111       Fee $25

 

Getting Started with Your Computer Workshop  (Windows 10)  (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 concept including using the Start Menu and opening a program.

Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

1 Monday            Sept. 30                       8:30 a.m. – Noon

CRN 81189         Outreach – Rm. 402   Fee $49

 

Instructor: D. Jeffries

1 Tuesday            Oct. 1                            2:00 – 5:30 p.m.

CRN 81190         Kewanee CEC – Rm. 106        Fee $49

 

Windows 10 for Beginners Workshop   (Lifelong Learner class)

Prerequisite: Getting Started with Your Computer Workshop or equivalent experience

Level 0 – Learn basic Microsoft Windows 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            Oct. 7                            8:30 a.m. – Noon

CRN 81191          Outreach – Rm. 402   Fee $49

 

Instructor: Staff

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

CRN 81192         Kewanee CEC – Rm. 106        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

1 Monday             July 22                             8:30 – 11:30 a.m. (Lifelong Learner class)
CRN 50302           BHC ALC – Rm. 111     Fee $40

1 Monday             Nov. 4                            8:30 – 11:30 a.m.  (Lifelong Learner class)

CRN 81193          Outreach – Rm. 402  Fee $40

 

Instructor: D. Jefferies

1 Tuesday            Oct. 22                         2:00 – 5:30 p.m.

CRN 81194         Kewanee CEC – Rm. 106        Fee $49

 

Instructor: Staff

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

CRN 10023         Outreach – Rm. 402   Fee $40

(Registration for this class begins Nov. 5)

 

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            Aug. 12                        8:30 a.m. – Noon

CRN 81035          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            Oct. 1                            8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

CRN 81195          Outreach – Rm. 402   Fee $89

 

Word Level 2  (Teachers can earn PD Hours)

Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

Prerequisite: Word Level 1 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            Oct. 8                           8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

CRN 81196         Outreach – Rm. 402   Fee $89

 

Word for Advanced Users  (Teachers can earn PD Hours)

Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

Prerequisite: Word Level 2 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. 15                          8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

CRN 81197          Outreach – Rm. 402   Fee $89

 

Excel 101 Workshop  (Office 2013/2016)  (Lifelong Learner class)
Prerequisite: Basic Windows skills
Level 1 – Learn the basics of how to use the spreadsheet program Microsoft Excel. You can create a home inventory, enter your address book, track monthly expenses, balance a checkbook, and more. Learn how to enter data, add and average numbers, write simple formulas, and format text and numbers. Please bring a USB flash drive to class.
1 Monday      Aug. 5                                8:30 a.m. – Noon
CRN 81036    BHC ALC – Rm. 111      Fee $49

 

Excel Level 1A                    

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            Oct. 21                         8:30 a.m. – Noon

CRN 81198         Outreach – Rm. 402   Fee $49

 

Excel Level 1B                     

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            Oct. 28                         8:30 a.m. – Noon

CRN 81199         Outreach – Rm. 402   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            Sept. 10                       8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

CRN 81200         Outreach – Rm. 402  Tuition Fee $97

1 Tuesday            Nov. 5                           8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

CRN 81201         BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Tuition Fee $97

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

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

(Registration for this class begins Nov. 5)

 

Instructor: E. Duffy

4 Tuesdays          Sept. 10 – Oct. 1         5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

CRN 81202         Outreach – Rm. 402  Tuition Fee $89

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

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

(Registration for this class begins Nov. 5)

 

Excel Level 2    (Teachers can earn PD Hours)

Prerequisite: Excel Level 1 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. 17                        8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

CRN 81203         Outreach – Rm. 402  Tuition Fee $97

 

1 Tuesday            Nov. 12                        8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

CRN 81204         BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Tuition Fee $97

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

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

(Registration for this class begins Nov. 5)

 

Instructor: E. Duffy

4 Tuesdays          Oct. 8 – Oct. 29           5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

CRN 81205         Outreach – Rm. 402   Tuition Fee $89

 

Excel Level 3  (Teachers can earn PD Hours)

Prerequisite: Excel Level 2 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            July 23                          8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

CRN 50293         BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Tuition Fee $97

1 Tuesday            Sept. 24                       8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

CRN 81206         Outreach – Rm. 402   Tuition Fee $97

1 Tuesday            Nov. 19                        8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

CRN 81207         BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Tuition Fee $97

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

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

(Registration for this class begins Nov. 5)

 

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.

Part 1

Prerequisite: Basic Windows, Microsoft Office 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  Sept. 25                     8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

CRN 81211       BHC ALC – Rm. 111 Fee $89

Part 2

Prerequisite: Access Part 1 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  Oct. 2                         8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

CRN 81212      BHC ALC – Rm. 111 Fee $89

Part 3

Prerequisite: Access Part 2 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

 

PowerPoint  (Office 2013/2016)  (Teachers can earn PD Hours)
Prerequisite: Word skills.
Level 1 – Microsoft PowerPoint is the best presentation software for meetings, industry talks, business proposals, and more. Create simple slideshows or complex multimedia displays. Class content includes: using templates; formatting and editing text; preparing and printing outlines, handouts, and speaker notes; adding special effects like sound and animation; inserting graphics and tables; using transitions and timing; and running the slide show. You will have time to work on your own PowerPoint project, so you may bring information or existing files on a USB flash drive to add, edit, and save. A reference guide is included in the fee.
Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck
1 Tuesday        Aug. 6                            8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
CRN 81037      BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Fee $89

 

Publisher   (Teachers can earn PD Hours)

Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

Prerequisite: Word skills.

Level 1 – Create desktop publishing documents with Microsoft Publisher. You will learn how to use Publisher’s templates and design elements to create professional-looking materials such as flyers, booklets, newsletters, cards and more. You may wish to bring a USB flash drive to save your projects. A reference guide is included in the fee.

1 Tuesday           Aug. 13                         8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

CRN 81038         BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Fee $89

 

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 Wednesdays      Aug. 7 – Aug. 28             5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
CRN 81039             Outreach – Rm. 204      Fee $55

4 Mondays          Sept. 9 – Sept. 30       5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

CRN 81039         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            Oct. 7                            5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

CRN 81209         Outreach – Rm. 402   Fee $23

 

iPad: Intermediate

Instructor: M. DeGrauwe

Level 2 – Increase your iPad skills and knowledge through tips and tricks for using this device. Use 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            Oct. 21                         5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

CRN 81210         Outreach – Rm. 402   Fee $23