Computer Basics for the Terrified

Learn to set up your computer, navigate your Windows screen, use keyboard shortcuts and store and retrieve files.    Instructor: Chris Anderson, Certified Microsoft Office User Specialist.

Friday, January 15, 1:00 – 4:00 PM $28

MS Word – Basics, Tips & Shortcuts

Beginning and experienced MS Word users learn the basics, shortcuts and time-saving tips to create, edit, and format professional-looking documents using borders, special fonts, and numerous shortcuts.  Instructor: Chris Anderson (see above).

Friday, January 22, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
(with 1-hour lunch break)    $58

MS Word, Level II

Build on Word Basics to customize documents, add visual appeal with tables & columns, headers, footers and imported graphics.  Use mail-merge functions to prepare mass mailings, labels and postcards.  Develop your own templates and style guides. Prior Word experience required.  Instructor: Chris Anderson (see above).

Friday, January 29, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
(with 1-hour lunch break)   $58

MS Publisher

Step-by-step instructions to create, format, print and publish attractive and effective publications.  Use MS Publisher to create newsletters, brochures, business cards, labels, postcards and other marketing templates.  Start with one of hundreds of built-in designs, add and reposition text and art, enhance the lay-out and create a piece to reflect your message.  Prior Word experience required.  Instructor: Chris Anderson, North Central instructor & Certified Microsoft Office User Specialist Master Instructor

Fridays, February 12 & 19, 1:00-4:00 PM
(course includes 2 sessions)  $58

MS Excel Basics

Create spreadsheets and calculate results using formulas and simple functions.  Learn the basics of entering, selecting and editing data; use toolbars and shortcuts; save and print your reports.    Instructor: Chris Anderson (see above).

Fridays, February 12 & 19, 9:00 AM – Noon
(course includes 2 sessions) $58

MS Excel. Level II Use Excel’s charting and database capabilities.  Manage data, using sort and filter features, templates and reports.  Enhance the appearance of worksheets, charts and graphs.  Previous Excel experience required.   Instructor: Chris Anderson (see above).

Fridays, February 26 & March 5, 9:00 AM – Noon
(course includes 2 sessions) $58

Web Page Design Basics

Would you like to share photos with family, market your retail business or start your own on-line business?  Learn to use free on-line software that allows users, with no previous web technology experience, to build and develop websites.  During this hands-on workshop, you will build your own website quickly and easily using an on-line website builder.  Use templates to plan content, structure and layout.  Create pages that are attractive, accessible to multiple browsers and linked to other sites.  Instructor: Kim Burns, North Central Senior Technologist and owner of Kb Computers

Friday, March 12, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
(with 1-hour lunch break)  $58

QuickBooks Basics

Feeling financially disorganized?  Learn QuickBooks to get your business and personal finances under control.  This workshop covers tracking and recording sales, managing accounts payable/receivable, recording banking transactions, and reconciling bank accounts. Instructor: Kirsten Joy-Cochran, MSA, certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and president of Visionality Training & Consulting, Inc.

Friday, March 19, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
(with 1-hour lunch break)    $58

QuickBooks, Level II

Create a budget, manage inventory, create financial statements, customize reports, forms and invoices, analyze income and expenses, understand payroll options, use import, export, and synchronization features, and customize QuickBooks options to your specific business needs.  Instructor: Kirsten Joy-Cochran, MSA, certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and President of Visionality Training & Consulting, Inc.

Friday, March 26, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
(with 1-hour lunch break)  $58

Digital Photography: Editing & Publishing with PhotoShop Elements

Practice transferring images from the camera to the computer, basic editing, and preparing images for output, storage and recall. Instructor: Christopher Cerrudo, North Central Technician Library and Academic Technologies

Friday, April 2, 9 AM- 4:00 PM $58

MS Access: Managing Business Data

Learn to create a relational database, enter and edit information, develop and use forms, query to extract specific information, design and print reports, and use toolbars and shortcuts.  Instructor: Chris Anderson (see above)

Fridays, April 16, 23 & 30 1:00-4:00 PM
(includes 3 sessions)  $88

MS PowerPoint

Prepare professional presentations, slides, hand-outs and outlines.  Use PowerPoint’s built-in templates, color schemes, and layout features.  Organize text and artwork to present perfect presentation.  MS Word experience required.  Instructor: Chris Anderson (see above)

Fridays, April 16 & 23 9:00 AM-Noon
(includes 2 sessions) $58