Technology

Program Description

Lab Rental: Labs are available with Microsoft Office 2013 and 2016, Windows 7, Windows 10, and Internet. Call Barb at 309-796-8244 or email courvilleb@bhc.edu for more details.


Available Classes: 


Getting Started with Your Computer Workshop  (Lifelong Learner class)
Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

Level 0 – If you own a computer 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. You will use the Start Menu and open a program.

Windows 10

1 Monday           June 25                        8:30 a.m. – Noon
CRN 50256         BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Fee $49

1 Monday           Aug. 6                           8:30 a.m. – Noon
CRN 81058         BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Fee $49


Windows 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

Windows 7

1 Monday           Apr. 9                           8:30 a.m. – Noon
CRN 11280         BHC ALC – Rm. 112    Fee $49

Windows 10

1 Monday           July 2                            8:30 a.m. – Noon
CRN 50257         BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Fee $49

1 Monday           Aug. 13                        8:30 a.m. – Noon
CRN 81059         BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Fee $49

Instructor: D. Jeffries

Windows 10

1 Wednesday     July 11                          8:30 a.m. – Noon
CRN 50258         CEC – Rm. 106             Fee $49


Computer Basics (Teachers can earn PD Hours)
Instructor: M. DeGrauwe

Level 0 – Learn how to log into and shut down your computer correctly, minimize and maximize your program windows, and navigate/arrange program commands on the Start menu. You will find files, utilize the toolbar, save files and much more. This class will include a short introduction to word processing (Word) and spreadsheet (Excel).

A Windows 10 reference guide is included in the fee.

Windows 10

4 Mondays          Apr. 9 – Apr. 30           5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 11311         Bldg. 1 – Rm. 301        Tuition Fee $85

4 Mondays          July 9 – July 30            5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 50259         Bldg. 2 – Rm. 113A     Tuition Fee $85

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Organizing Your Files and Folders   (Lifelong Learner class)
Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

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.

1 Monday            Aug. 20                        8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
CRN 81060         BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Fee $25


Cleaning Up Your Computer  (Lifelong Learner class)
Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

Level 1-You know how to use your computer but do you know how to maintain it to keep it running? Have you crashed your computer? Or perhaps have been on the internet and stored too many temp files? This class will teach you how to keep your computer up and running by defragging, cleaning up temporary internet files and cookies, and checking your disk space.

1 Monday            Aug. 20                        10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
CRN 81061         BHC ALC – Rm. 112    Fee $25


Moving to Windows 10

Prerequisite: Experience with Windows XP OR 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: M. DeGrauwe

1 Monday             May 7                      5:30 – 8:30 p.m.   (Teachers can earn PD Hours)
CRN 11312         Bldg. 1 – Rm. 301      Fee $40

Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

1 Monday            June 4                         8:30 – 11:30 a.m.   (Lifelong Learner class)
CRN 50260          BHC ALC – Rm. 111     Fee $40

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Facebook Workshop  (Lifelong Learner class)
Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

Level 1 – Find friends and relatives, join interest groups, send messages, and write on your friends “timelines.” Set up a Facebook account in class and learn how to secure it with the proper privacy settings. If you have an email account, please bring to class your email address and password to access your web mail.

2 Mondays          Apr. 30 – May 7           8:30 – 11:00 a.m.
CRN 11290         BHC ALC – Rm. 112    Fee $55


Emailing Workshop  (Lifelong Learner class)
Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

Level 1 – Whether you would like to learn what email is or you are interested in utilizing it more, this class will explore the basics. We will cover understanding email addresses, how to send, save and forward messages, and how to send and receive a document, photo, or link. If you have an email account, please bring to class your email address and password to access your web mail.

1 Monday            Apr. 16                         8:30 a.m. – Noon
CRN 11291         BHC ALC – Rm. 112    Fee $49


Pinterest Workshop  (Lifelong Learner class)
Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

Level 1 – What’s all the talk about Pinterest? This class will show you why there are more than 50 million users. Pinterest is a tool for collecting and organizing the things that interest and inspire you. You can easily organize information and photos of ideas for events, crafts, home decorating, fashion, hobbies, travel, recipes and more. Learn how to “pin” items to the “boards” you create. Join us and spark your creativity.

1 Monday            May 14                         8:30 a.m. – Noon
CRN 11293         BHC ALC – Rm. 112    Fee $49

1 Monday            Aug. 27                        8:30 a.m. – Noon
CRN 81062         BHC ALC – Rm. 112    Fee $49

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Organizational Apps
Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

Level 2 – Are you tired of pieces of paper on the counter with notes of tasks to do or places to be? Do you feel like you can’t keep up with where you need to go next?  Welcome to the world of apps that can help you get organized. Learn about the latest in technology to help you keep track of appointments, to-do lists, birthdays, grocery lists, and more. Bring your iPhone, Android, iPad, tablet, laptop or use the computers in our lab. Gain the control over your life that you once had or would like to have.

1 Tuesday           May 22                         8:30 a.m. – Noon
CRN 50197         BHC ALC – Rm. 112   Fee $49


Word 101 Workshop  (Office 2013/2016)  (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. 23                         8:30 a.m. – Noon
CRN 11284         BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Fee $49


Word Level 1  (Office 2013/2016)  (Teachers can earn PD Hours)

Prerequisite: Windows skills.

Creating a new document and opening an existing document. Some of the topics that are covered include:  cutting/copying and pasting text, modifying a font size, formatting and aligning paragraphs, indenting paragraphs, adding numbers or bullets to text, inserting dates and symbols, changing the document margins, switching document views, running the spelling checker or grammar checker, and printing a document. A workbook is included in the fee.

Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

1 Tues./Thurs.     May 8 & May 10         8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
CRN 11299         BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Fee $89

Instructor:  J. Werkheiser

2 Tuesdays          June 19 – June 26      1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
CRN 50267         CEC – Rm. 106             Fee $89

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Word Level 2  (Office 2013/2016)  (Teachers can earn PD Hours)
Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

Prerequisite: Word Level 1 or Introduction to Word skills.

Create impressive 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 Tues./Thurs.     May 15 & May 17       8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
CRN 11301         BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Fee $89


Microsoft Word  (Office 2013/2016)  (Teachers can earn PD Hours)
Instructor: M. DeGrauwe

Prerequisite:  Windows skills and keyboarding skills

Level 1 – You know how to do the basics using Word but you want to learn more. Take advantage of these classes by selecting the topics that you want to learn.

Formatting – Part 1

Covered topics:  Highlighting text, using bold and italics, modifying font size, formatting paragraphs, modifying line spacing, indenting, changing margins, paper size and vertical alignment, and inserting a manual page break.

1 Monday            June 4                          5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 50268         Bldg. 2 – Rm. 113A     Fee $25

Formatting – Part 2

Covered topics:  Using the Quick Styles Gallery, selecting themes, editing styles, changing AutoFormat options, setting AutoCorrect options, and creating/deleting templates.

1 Monday            April 2                          5:30 – 7:30 pm
CRN 11316         Bldg. 1- Rm.  301        Fee $25

1 Monday            June 11                        5:30 – 7:30 pm
CRN 50269         Bldg. 2 – Rm. 113A     Fee $25

Insertions – Part 1

Covered topics: Using numbers and bullets, inserting dates and symbols, setting/deleting/clearing tabs, creating a leader tab, and using section breaks.

1 Monday            June 18                        5:30 – 7:30 pm
CRN 50270         Bldg. 2 – Rm. 113A     Fee $25

Insertions – Part 2

Covered topics: Using newsletter-style columns, creating a table, converting existing text into a table, inserting rows/columns into a table, and distributing columns and rows evenly.

1 Monday            June 25                        5:30 – 7:30 pm
CRN 50271         Bldg. 2 – Rm. 113A     Fee $25

Insertions – Part 3

Covered topics: Working with headers and footers, inserting graphics, positioning a picture, and creating WordArt objects.

1 Monday            July 2                            5:30 – 7:30 pm
CRN 50272         Bldg. 2 – Rm. 113A     Fee $25


Excel 101 Workshop  (Office 2013/2016)  (Lifelong Learner class)
Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

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            May 21                         8:30 a.m. – Noon
CRN 50196         BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Fee $49

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Excel Level 1  (Office 2013/2016)  (Teachers can earn PD Hours)

Prerequisite: Windows skills.

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: E. Duffy

3 Tuesdays          May 29 – June 12       5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 50198         BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Tuition Fee $85

Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

1 Tues./Thurs.     Apr. 10 & Apr. 12       8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
CRN 11302         BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Tuition Fee $99

1 Tuesday           June 12                        8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
CRN 50273         BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Tuition Fee $97

1 Thursday          Aug. 16                        8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
CRN 81063         BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Tuition Fee $97

Instructor: D. Jeffries

2 Wednesdays   June 6 – June13          8:30 a.m. – Noon
CRN 50304         CEC – Rm. 106             Fee $79


Excel Level 2  (Office 2013/2016)  (Teachers can earn PD Hours)

Prerequisite: Excel Level 1 or Introduction to Excel skills.

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: E. Duffy

3 Wednesdays   Apr. 18 – May 2           5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 11319         BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Tuition Fee $85

3 Tuesdays          June 19 – July 3          5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 50275         BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Tuition Fee $85

Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

1 Tues./Thurs.     Apr. 17 & Apr. 19       8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
CRN 11305         BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Tuition Fee $99

1 Tuesday           June 19                        8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
CRN 50276         BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Tuition Fee $97

1 Thursday          Aug. 23                        8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
CRN 81064         BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Tuition Fee $97

Instructor: D. Jeffries

2 Tuesdays          Apr. 17 – Apr. 24         1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
CRN11308          CEC – Rm. 106             Fee $75

2 Wednesdays   June 20 – June 27      8:30 a.m. – Noon
CRN 50295         CEC – Rm. 106             Fee $79


Excel Level 3  (Office 2013/2016)  (Teachers can earn PD Hours)

Prerequisite: Excel Level 2 skills or Intermediate Excel 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: E. Duffy

3 Wednesdays   May 9 – May 23           5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 11320         BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Tuition Fee $85

Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

1 Tues./Thurs.     Apr. 24 & Apr. 26       8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
CRN 11306         BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Tuition Fee $99

1 Tuesday           June 26                        8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
CRN 50278         BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Tuition Fee $97

1 Thursday          Aug. 30                        8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
CRN 81065         BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Tuition Fee $97

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Publisher  (Office 2013/2016)  (Teachers can earn PD Hours)
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           July 24                          8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
CRN 50279         BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Fee $89


PowerPoint  (Office 2013/2016)  (Teachers can earn PD Hours)
Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

Prerequisite: Word skills.

Level 1 – Learn basic skills in creating a presentation using templates; formatting and editing text; preparing and printing outlines, handouts and speaker notes; adding special effects of sound and animation; inserting graphics and tables; using transitions and timing; and running slide shows. A reference guide is included in the fee.

1 Tuesday           July 31                          8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
CRN 81066         BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Fee $89


Access (Parts 1-3)  (Office 2013/2016)  (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: 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    June 13                         8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
CRN 50264        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 Apr. 4                           8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
CRN 11309     BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Fee $89

1 Wednesday    June 20                         8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
CRN 50265        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    Apr. 11                          8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
CRN 11310         BHC ALC – Rm. 111     Fee $89

1 Wednesday     June 27                         8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
CRN 50266         BHC ALC – Rm. 111      Fee $89

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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          Aug. 6 – Aug. 27         5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
CRN 81067         Bldg. 2 – Rm. 113A     Fee $55


iPad: Beginner  (Teachers can earn PD Hours)

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, how to navigate the app store and iTunes, and much more. Bring your iPad to class. You should have your iPad charged and activated. You should also have created your Apple ID.

Instructor: M. DeGrauwe

1 Monday            May 14                         5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 11323         Bldg. 1 – Rm. 301        Fee $25

Instructor: J. Werkheiser

1 Wednesday     June 20                        2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
CRN 50280         CEC – Rm. 121             Fee $25


iPad: Intermediate  (Teachers can earn PD Hours)

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.

Instructor: M. DeGrauwe

1 Monday            May 21                         5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 50199         Bldg. 1 – Rm. 313        Fee $25

Instructor: J. Werkheiser

1 Wednesday     June 27                       2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
CRN 50281          CEC – Rm. 121         Fee $25

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Digital Photos Workshop   (Teachers can earn PD Hours)
Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

Level 2 – Do you have a lot of pictures stored on your digital camera or memory card and don’t know how to get them onto your computer? Learn how to create folders, save pictures on your PC, and back them up. Discover how to use a free online photo editing software to touch up your photos – remove red eye, touch up blemishes and more. Please bring a USB flash drive to class. If you have a digital camera, please bring your memory card or digital camera and USB cord.

1 Monday           July 9                            8:30 a.m. – Noon
CRN 50282         BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Fee $49


Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud
Instructor: E. Duffy

Level 2 – Did you purchase an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription because you wanted a particular software like Lightroom and now want to learn how to use Photoshop? Take your photo editing to the next level by learning how to enhance and transform your images. Discover what features are available to you with Photoshop CC that aren’t with Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom. Start getting more out of your subscription. Choose from an overview of the software in January or attend the workshop in April to delve into the features of the software.

4 Saturdays         Apr. 14 – May 5           9:30 a.m. – Noon
CRN 11326         Bldg. 4 – Rm 123        Tuition Fee $105

Please bring some photo files for editing. Bring your laptop loaded with Adobe Photoshop CC and your power cord OR use a computer in the Mac lab.


Digital Photography Workshop
Instructor: L. Maxwell

Let’s go beyond the classroom to take photos using the tools learned in the other photography classes (Get More Out of Your Digital SLR or Advanced Digital Camera and How to Take Better Photos). We will explore different photographic scenarios, lighting conditions, camera settings and setups to expand your photographer skills. The class is split to allow time for you to try things on your own then share your photos with the class for feedback and learning.  Bring your camera, owner’s manual and charged batteries to class. If you have additional lenses or an external flash, please feel free to bring those as well. As part of the class, we will be going outside to take photos, weather permitting.

2 Saturdays         Apr. 14 & Apr. 28       9:00 a.m. – Noon
CRN 11330         Bldg. 1 – Rm. 304        Fee $59

(No class Apr. 21)

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