Friday, December 9, 2011

Daytime Computer Classes Coming in January 2012 - call 835-5801 to sign up today!

All classes are from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM unless stated otherwise.
Basics of Protecting Your Computer: Is your computer slow? If you are on the internet frequently, then sooner or later, it is likely your computer will SLOOOOOWWW down. Do you have the chronic "cookies," "pop ups," or "add-ons?" Is your computer protected from viruses, trojans and worms? Do you even know what these terms mean? Pick a date:January 11th, March 14th or May 9th.  Cost is $15.00

Facebook Intro: Wondering what Facebook is all about? Feels like everyone is talking about it - yet YOU still don't know what it is? Let us help. We are offering a 2-hour workshop that covers the basics of this social network website with hands-on instruction and plenty of time to ask questions. We ask that you have an active email account accessed from the internet and basic knowledge of computers. (Arrangements can be made to help create an accout prior to class) Pick a date: Jan 18 or Apr 18. Cost is $5.00

Facebook Intermediate: Are you on Facebook but have questions? Did you take our Facebook Intro class and would like to learn more?  Pick a date; Feb 22 or May 23.  Cost is $5.00

Data Storage in a Flash: Would you like the opportunity to save important documents or photos from your computer onto a tiny plastic stick? A flash drive is a portable USB drive that stores and transfers data located on your computer. This device enables you to read, write, copy, delete and move data from your hard drive to a USB flash drive and back again. Flash drives are also known as jump drives, thumb drives, pen drives and USB drives. Pick a date: Jan 25 or Apr11. Cost is $20.00 and includes your own flash drive to take home!

Adding Memory to Your PC: This class will take you through the necessary steps of one of the easiest and most beneficial upgrades that a computer owner can do to their machine. You will have the opportunity to experience the hands-on addition of memory modules to a laptop and desktop computer. In the process, you will learn more about the proper handling of sensitive electronic components, general computer maintenance, and the valuable resources that are found on the internet for your computer. Pick a date: Feb 10 or May 8.  Cost is $20.00

Computers Made Easy (The Basics): This class is a great introduction to basic computer skills. You will become familiar with the parts of the computer and how it works. Basic functions such as "copy and paste", saving files, and browsing the internet will be covered. This is a hands-on class where you will have the opportunity to work in a computer lab. Pick a date: Feb 15 or Apr 25. Cost is $15.00

Computers Made Easy (Email Basics): In the Email Basics class, you will learn how to set-up an email account and learn about basic email features and safety. You will learn how to correctly attach a file or photo to an email and an introduction to Facebook will be covered. This is a hands-on class where you will have the opportunity to work in a computer lab.  One date available: March 28. Cost is $15.00

Computers Made Easy (Internet): In this class, you will learn about safely searching websites and how to connect to web sites. You will be introduced to the popular search engine Google and its features and have the opportunity to explore popular websites such as YouTube, craig's list, and eBay. This is a hands-on class where you will have the opportunity to work in a computer lab. One date available: May 30.  Cost is $15.00

Intro to craigslist: What is craigslist? Lean the basics of buying and selling, how to communicate with buyers and sellers, find what you are looking for, find a good deal, creating an account, and more!  One date available: January 19th from 8:30 - 11:30 AM. Cost is $10.00

Adobe Photoshop V. 7 (Intro): Students will learn how to organize their photos into digital albums using keyword tags and face recognition software. Students will also learn how to enhance their photos by eliminating red eye, zooming and cropping, correcting over- and under - exposed pictures, and correcting color and balance. Students will also learn how to remove unwanted images in pictures, use different artistic filters, and much more. Five weeks: Jan 26 thru Feb 23 from 8:30 - 11:30 AM.  Cost is $45.00

Adobe Photoshop V. 7 (Intermediate): This class will discuss, demonstrate, and use the options and features of ADOBE photo editing software. The class is designed to cover additional topics beyond those covered inthe introductory course. However, a review of and use of many of the features and options covered in the intro class will take place. Features and options within the Photoshop software will be included in the topics of filters, selection techniques, layer management and layer transformation, drawing shapes, type (text) options, and image sizing. Additional topics include selection options, masking, image styles and tinting. There may be homework assigned during the course (based on what was previously taught) and sent via email.  The class is NOT intended to demonstrate proper photo taking techniques. It is primarily designed for working with photos after they are taken.  Five weeks: March 1 - March 29th from 8:30 - 11:30 AM. Cost is $45.00

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