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The Computer College at Shell Point

                            Spring 2009

                                                                                                                                                                              McLab 

  New Admission Procedures

 

To be conducted by the Computer College Steering Committee (CCSC)

 

For 5 terms the CCSC has provided randomization of the names of all the residents who have registered for classes in which the number exceeds the maximum number that can be accommodated.  Thus, any resident who registers during 3 working days from the start of registration will have an equal chance of being enrolled.  (It is not necessary to attempt to register very early on the first day.)

 

New this term will be “Class Balancing”.  Long waitlists have been virtually eliminated by offering additional sections for the classes with large registration.  In some cases, those who were not included after randomization, were not able to attend the second section at the time it was being offered.  For two days following randomization, an attempt will be made to “balance” the two sections of the class.  You may be contacted to see if you could attend the second section at the new time.  This will provide the best opportunity to meet the needs of the residents.

 

  

                              

EXPLANATION OF CURRICULUM

 

To assist you in selecting a class suited to you, the level of difficulty for each of the

courses offered is listed below.

Level 0 is the most basic computer course, and is designed for those who have never used a computer.

Level 1 requires little or no computer experience.

 

Level 2 is somewhat more difficult and persons taking these courses should have completed the Level 1 course or have equivalent experience.

 

Level 3 is a more advanced and complex course and requires that the student have significant experience or has completed a Level 2 course without experiencing any significant problems.

 

Students should not take the next level course until they have satisfactorily completed the current level course.  If it has been several terms since you have taken a course and don’t feel confident, it is recommended that you repeat a course before going on to the next level.  However, equivalent experience is an important factor.  Our experience has shown that students without the proper computer background for that level class have great difficulty and show signs of frustration.

 

The Computer College offers the courses in either XP or Vista for Level 1 and Level 2 of Computer Basics.  It is not necessary to have Vista on your computer to take the Vista class.  Most of the class work can be done on XP or Vista.  However, by taking a class now using Vista, you will be better prepared when you purchase a computer with Vista.

 

Categories

 

The courses in the Computer College are grouped in the following categories:


Computer Basics

Office

      Word Processing

      Spreadsheet Classes

Internet

Email

Graphics

                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 


 

 

NEW THIS TERM – ONE & TWO SESSION WORKSHOPS

 

Workshops were offered for the first time the past term, Fall 2008.  From your enthusiastic response, this format obviously met the need.  In some cases the instructors found it difficult to cover some subjects in one session so this term there will also be a number of two session workshops.  It was necessary to use the labs in addition to McLab so note carefully where the workshops are being held.

 

The purpose of the Workshops is to provide additional information and techniques for those who would like to know more about specific subjects or fine tune your skills.  You may have taken a class some time ago and covered the subject but would like a refresher.  Perhaps you might be interested in a new program or Operating System like Vista or the programs in Office 2007 and take an overview course just to see what is involved.  All the workshops are listed as Level 2 courses and are not designed to learn how to use a computer.  It is strongly recommended that you take basic courses before taking a workshop course.  As before, regular computer courses cover one or more subjects that can’t readily be taught in a workshop.

 

All One Session Workshops will be designated as CC001 (A-G).  The Two Session Workshops will be listed as CC002 (A-H).  You may register for one or more workshops. Every attempt has been made to avoid a time conflict with a regular class you may wish to take. 

 

In addition to the changes above, the Computer College Steering Committee (CCSC) is continuing to study all aspects of the Computer College with the goal of making your participation a great experience.  

 

 

ONE SESSION WORKSHOPS

 

CC001-A        271   A VISTA OF VISTA – LEVEL 2

                           Sign up required

            Thursday, January 8, 2009   1:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.

            McLab – Social Center - IS

                               

Instructor: Russ Kraay (Oakmont)

Assistant: Marie Wodarczyk (Parkwood)  

                        Fee $3.00

                        Limit 10 students

 

If you have recently purchased a new computer or may do so in the next year, it will have Vista, the new operating system.  This course is designed to give an overview of some of the new features of Vista.  You should be somewhat familiar with XP. 
 

 

CC001-B        272   KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS - LEVEL 2

                                    (Helping your mouse)

               Sign up required

                        Thursday, January 15, 2009    1:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.

                        McLab – Social Center, - IS

                               

                        Instructor: Russ Kraay (Oakmont)

Assistant: Marie Wodarczyk (Parkwood)

                        Fee $3.00

Limit 10 students

 

Are you tired of chasing your mouse?  Most of us are used to the point-and-click method to do things on our computer.  A number of times this is much less efficient than using the keyboard or you may have trouble manipulating the mouse.  Learn the many ways you can execute a command without having to reach for your mouse and finding the correct icon with the pointer.  This course will be most beneficial if you have some keyboard skills. 

 

CC001-C        273   SELECTING (HIGHLIGHTING) – LEVEL 2

                                    (You can’t do without it)

               Sign up required

                        Thursday, January 22, 2009    1:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.

                        McLab – Social Center - IS

                               

                        Instructor: Penny Modrich (Nautilus) 

Assistant: Marie Wodarczyk (Parkwood)

                        Fee $3.00

                        Limit 10 students

 

This workshop will outline the importance of selecting (highlighting) text, why you need this skill, and how to do it easily and quickly.

 

CC001-D        274  PRINTING PHOTOS FROM EMAIL – LEVEL 2

               Sign up required

                        Thursday, February 19, 2009    9:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

                        Computer Lab - IS

                               

                        Instructor: Penny Modrich (Nautilus) 

Assistant: Larry Vasssamillet (Cellana)

Fee $3.00

Limit 8 students

 

Email is a great way to share family photos.  This workshop will help you to learn an easy way to send photos in an email.  You will also learn how to save and print photos you have received in an email.

 

 

CC001-E        275   HEADERS AND FOOTERS (New) – LEVEL 2

               Sign up required

                        Thursday, January 29, 2009    1:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.

                        Computer Lab - IS

 

                        Instructor: Beryl Bouchard (Junonia) 

Fee $3.00

Limit 8 students

 

Students must have a basic knowledge in the use of MS Word

 

In this workshop you will learn how to setup headers and footers, chunks of identical or similar information that will appear at the top or bottom of a page. This information may then appear on multiple pages or throughout the document saving repeated typing on each page.  Headers and footers are useful for adding title, author, chapter, date or time to a document for calendars, newsletters, books, or as footnotes to support facts presented in a paper.

 

 

CC001-F        276   MANAGING THE APPLICATIONS SOFTWARE ON YOUR COMPUTER – LEVEL 2

               Sign up required

                        Monday, February 23, 2009    9:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

                        Computer Lab - IS

 

Instructor: Richard Nelson (Lakewood) Assistants: Don Butzin (Harbor Ct.) and Jannet McCollum (Lakewood)

Fee $3.00

Limit 10 students

(Flash Drive required and may be purchased at either service desk for $7.00)  

 

You need to be aware of all the applications software installed on your computer, and know how to manage it. You should know where it is, and what it will do for you, if anything, and perhaps delete it if it is not useful. This workshop will show you how to locate all the applications software currently installed on your computer, how to open it, and in some cases evaluate it, and when desirable, how to delete it from your work areas.

CC001-G        277   APPOINTMENT CALENDARS (New) – LEVEL 2

               Sign up required

                        Thursday, January 29, 2009    1:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

                        McLab – Social Center - IS

                               

                        Instructor: Penny Modrich (Nautilus) 

Assistant: Marie Wodarczyk (Parkwood)

Fee $3.00

Limit 10 students

 

Organize your time.  Don't miss your doctor, dentist, beauty salon appointment.  Put them into your computer and print out a daily, weekly, or monthly calendar you can post on your refrigerator to remind you of important events.

 

 

TWO SESSION WORKSHOPS

 

CC002-A        281   MANAGING YOUR DATA – LEVEL 2

                                    (Backing up your data)

                Sign up required

                        Monday, January 5-12, 2009    9:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

                        McLab – Social Center - IS

 

Instructor: Richard Nelson (Lakewood) Assistants: Don Butzin (Harbor Ct.) and Jannet McCollum (Lakewood)

Fee $6.00

Limit 10 students

 

(Flash Drive required and may be purchased at either service desk for $7.00)  

 

This course will cover several methods for backing  up your data using  CDs, Flash Drives, and external hard drives. It will also include a brief session on System Restore. 

 

 

CC002-B        282   FILES, FOLDERS & FLASH DRIVES – LEVEL 2

     (Organizing your stuff)

               Sign up required

                        Monday, January 19-26, 2009    9:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

                        McLab – Social Center - IS

 

Instructor: Richard Nelson (Lakewood) Assistants: Don Butzin (Harbor Ct.) and Jannet McCollum (Lakewood)

Fee $6.00

Limit 10 students

                               

(Flash Drive required and may be purchased at either service desk for $7.00)  

 

Storage units on your computer have the capability of creating folders similar to those used in a manual filing system. It is extremely important to know how to create folders and subfolders on your storage units to make it easy to find your documents and files.

CC002-C        283   INTRODUCTION TO WORD 07 (New) – LEVEL 2

                           Sign up required

                        Monday, January 5-12, 2009    1:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.

                        McLab – Social Center - IS

                               

Instructor: Russ Kraay (Oakmont)

Assistant: Mary Ann Haragan (Eagles Preserve)

                        Fee $6.00

                        Limit 10 students

 

(Flash Drive required and may be purchased at either service desk for $7.00)  

 

COURSE PREREQUISITE - You must be familiar with Word 2003 or earlier versions.

This Workshop is designed to acquaint you with Word 2007, a new word processing program with many features not found on Word 2003. The new Office Fluent user (ribbons) replaces the menus, toolbars and task panes of earlier versions of Word.  Word 2007 will be used in class projects involving word processing and formatting.  Having Word 2007 on your computer is desirable but not essential since it now available on the lab computers.

 

CC002-D        284   INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL 07 (New)– LEVEL 2

               Sign up required

                        Friday, March 20-27,  2009    9:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

                        Computer Lab - WDL

                               

                        Instructor: Denton Smith (Oakmont) Assistant: Alan Boers

Fee $6.00

Limit 8 students

 

(Flash Drive required and may be purchased at either service desk for $7.00)  

 

Excel 2007 has changed. This is a hands on workshop designed to get you acquainted with the 'ribbon' that is used instead of the Tool Bar and get you up to speed with the latest version of Excel. This workshop is not for beginners. Participants must be familiar with computers and have some experience using a spreadsheet.

 

 

CC002-E        285   MAIL MERGE (New) – LEVEL 2

               Sign up required

                        Thursday, February 26-March 5, 2009     9:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

                        Computer Lab - IS

                               

Instructor: Penny Modrich (Nautilus) 

Assistant: Larry Vasssamillet (Cellana)

 

Fee $6.00

Limit 8 students

 

(Flash Drive required and may be purchased at either service desk for $7.00)  

Mail Merge is used to combine a data file containing names, addresses, phone numbers, etc., with a document file containing a letter or label format.  This could save you hours of typing individual letters or labels.  Great for Christmas card labels.

 

 

CC002-F        286   GRAPHIC FORMATTING (New) – LEVEL 2

                           Sign up required

                        Monday, January 19-26, 2009    1:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.

                        McLab – Social Center - IS

               

Instructor: Russ Kraay (Oakmont)

Assistant: Marie Wodarczyk (Parkwood)

                        Fee $6.00

                        Limit 10 students

 

(Flash Drive required and may be purchased at either service desk for $7.00)  

 

Your documents and presentations don’t have to be in a stiff, everything centered format.  Learn how to design more interesting and appealing documents by incorporating a variety of styles and objects to develop a theme. 

 

 

CC002-G        287   CLIP ART – LEVEL 2

               Sign up required

                        Thursday, March 12-19, 2009    9:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

                        Computer Lab - IS

 

                        Instructor: Penny Modrich (Nautilus) 

Assistant: Larry Vasssamillet (Cellana)

Fee $6.00

Limit 8 students

 

Want to dress up your letters, flyers, labels, etc.?  Try adding some little bits of art and photos into your documents with Clip Art.  There is a whole world out there of pictures and cartoons you can use to put some emphasis into your documents.  This class will show you how to do just that.

 

CC002-H        288   FORMATTING DOCUMENTS – LEVEL 2

               Sign up required

                        Monday, February 9-16. 2009    9:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

                        Computer Lab - WDL

                               

Instructor: Frank Di Vesta ( Lakewood)

                        Fee $6.00

                        Limit 7 students

 

This workshop will be oriented toward facilitating formatting of standard documents such as letters, essays, diaries, reports and so on.   These tasks apply to both “stand-alone” documents and documents embedded in email and other communicative media.  The specific topics will include the techniques involved in formatting such as: setting margins, indenting, setting fonts and font size, using bold-italics-underline,  highlighting,  making tables, embedding pictures and objects.

REGULAR CLASSES

 

 

COMPUTER BASICS (Category 0)

 

 

CC003            001A   COMPUTER COLLEGE PREP SCHOOL – Level 0

               Sign up required

                        EVERY Wednesday from Jan 7 thru Feb 11, 2009 – 6 sessions

                        9:45  a.m. – 11:45 a.m.  

                        Computer Lab – IS

 

                        Instructor:  Richard Nelson (Lakewood)

Assistants: Don Butzin ( Harbor Ct.), Mary Ann Haragan (Eagles Preserve), Marie Wodarczyk (Parkwood), Sally Wilson (Oakmont) and Joyce Greeson (Harbor Ct.)  

Fee:  $15.00    Limit 10 students                              

 

 

CC004            001B   COMPUTER COLLEGE PREP SCHOOL – Level 0

               Sign up required

                        EVERY Wednesday from Feb 18 thru Mar 25, 2009 – 6 sessions

                        9:45  a.m. – 11:45 a.m.  

                        Computer Lab - WDL

 

                        Instructor:  Richard Nelson (Lakewood) Assistants – see above.

                        Fee:  $15.00    Limit 10 students

                               

 

PREREQUISITES - NONE

This is a very basic computer course for people who have never used a computer or want to review basic computer processes.  You can join this course anytime during the first two sessions. The pace of this course is purposely slow giving the students time to memorize, understand, and apply their newly acquired skills. It will include an introduction to the computer keyboard, mastering the mouse, and getting ready to begin computer work.  Students will learn some basics about computer hardware, software, starting and shutting down the computer, how to find programs on your computer, how to prepare documents and store them.   You will learn how to access and surf the Internet. For residents that have had difficulty with another Computer College course they have taken, this course may be a viable alternative.

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CC005                        101  BASIC COMPUTER  (XP) – Level 1

                                   (Formerly Absolute Basics)

               Sign up required

                        EVERY Monday from Jan 5 thru Feb 2, 2009 – 5 sessions

                        9:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

                        Computer Lab – WDL

 

                        Instructor: Frank Di Vesta (Lakewood)

                        Fee:  $10.00    Limit 8 students

                       

This is a very basic computer course for people who have never used a computer.  It will include an introduction to the computer’s hardware and software components, “reading” the monitor, mastering the computer keyboard and the mouse and getting ready to begin computer work and storing their work on drives. Students will survey frequently used programs such as those for playing games, writing, surfing the Internet, and using storage hardware.   This is an absolute beginner’s course for those who want to progress slowly.    

 

 

CC006                        102  BASIC COMPUTER  (Vista) – Level 1

                                   (Introduction to Vista Using LAPTOPS – BYOC)

               Sign up required

                        EVERY Friday from Jan 9 thru Feb 6, 2009 - 5 sessions

                        9:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.    

 

                        McLab – Manatee - IS

                        Instructor: Richard Nelson (Lakewood)  

                        Assistant: Larry Vassamillet (Cellana)

                        Fee:  $10.00

                        Limit 10 students

 

(Flash Drive required and may be purchased at either service desk for $7.00)  

 

This is a basic computer course primarily for residents who have a Laptop with Vista or plan to buy a computer with Vista and need instructions for using it.  If you already have a Vista Laptop and want to BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) to class you are welcome to do that.  Otherwise you can attend this class and use Shell Point provided Vista Laptop computers in the mobile computer lab (McLab).

 

This course will include an introduction to Vista and the basic software that is included with all new computers.   We will teach the procedure for finding all the software programs on your computer, how to prepare a document on word processing software and save them.   You will learn to access the Shell Point wireless connection and surf the Internet. Finally, you will learn how to customize the computer to make it easier to use. The pace of this course will be purposely slow giving the students time to memorize, understand, and apply their newly acquired skills.

 

 

 

 

CC007            201  AFTER ABSOLUTE BASICS (XP) –  Level 2

                        (Intermediate Computer)

               Sign up required

                        EVERY Thursday from Jan 8 thru Feb 12, 2009 – 6 sessions

                        9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.  

                        Computer Lab – WDL

 

                        Team Instructors Jim Baumgarten (Rosemont) and Hal Bratt

(Parkwood) Assistants: Bob Corley (Lucina) and Al Knapp (Eagles Preserve)

Fee $15.00      Limit 7 students

                               

(Flash Drive required and may be purchased at either service desk for $7.00)  

 

Intermediate Computer XP is designed to be a follow-up and partial review of Introduction to Computers or your own comparable basic computer experience. A flash drive is required and you will be instructed how to use it.  The fundamentals of word processing will be covered. You must have an e-mail address.   Attaching files and good e-mailing practices will be taught. You will also learn more about using the Internet. The course is designed to be less challenging than Intermediate Computer VISTA.

 

The goals of the course are to learn more of what your computer can do for you and to increase your comfort level with your computer.

 

 

CC008            202  AFTER ABSOLUTE BASICS  (Vista) – Level 2

                        (Intermediate Computer)

               Sign up required

                        EVERY Tuesday from Jan 6 thru Feb 17, 2009 - 7 sessions

                        1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

                        McLab – Social Center – IS

Instructor:  Russ Kraay (Oakmont) Assistants: Sylvia Raia ( Lucina) and Martha Holmes (Parkwood)

                        Fee $15.00      Limit 10 students

 

(Flash Drive required and may be purchased at either service desk for $7.00)  

                                               

Goals and Objectives: You have taken one of the Absolute Basics courses but you feel that you want to increase your skill and confidence in using your computer.  In this course you will review the basic operation of the computer, including programs, commands, formatting and saving documents.  Good e-mailing practice and surfing the Internet will also be covered.    

 

Course Requirements:  It is desirable that you have completed Absolute Basics or had equivalent computer experience.   This course will be taught using the McLab computers which have Vista as the operating system.  Having Vista on your personal computer is not required since there will be laptops with Vista available in both computer labs.  The tutorial is designed for use with Vista, however, it also has sections for use with XP.

           

 

 

OFFICE CLASSES (Category 1)

 

CC009            210 MICROSOFT WorKS OVERVIEW – Level 2

               Sign up required

                        EVERY Friday from Jan 9 thru Feb 13, 2009 – 6 sessions

                        9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.  

                        Computer Lab – WDL

 

                        Instructor:  Denton Smith (Oakmont) Assistant: Alan Boers

                        (Oakmont)

                        Fee:  $15.00    Limit 8 Students 

     

(Flash Drive required and may be purchased at either service desk for $7.00)

 

Works is an excellent program that is installed on most new computers. It is has three components. This course will cover the fundamentals of each of them. They are:

            1. Word processing for creating letters and documents.

            2. Spreadsheet for creating personal records, i.e. telephone and financial records.

            3. Database for address books and printing multiple labels and envelopes.

 

 

(WORD PROCESSING)

 

CC010                        211    Word Processing - Word – Level 2

               Sign up required

                        EVERY Saturday from Jan 10 thru Feb 7, 2009 – 5 sessions

                        9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.  

                        Computer Lab – IS

 

                        Instructor:  Don Schneff (Royal Bonnet) Assistants: Herb Wilcox

                        (Royal Bonnet) Emily Kletzien (Periwinkle)

                        Fee $10.00      Limit 7 Students

  

 (Flash Drive required and may be purchased at either service desk for $7.00)

 

In this course, you will learn how to create, edit, format, print, and save text documents.  We will also learn to copy and paste text, pictures, and graphics from one file to another and from the internet to a word processing document using Microsoft Word.

 

 

CC011            213  WRITING YOUR MEMOIRS ON A COMPUTER –LEVEL 2

               Sign up required

                        EVERY Tuesday, Feb 3 thru Feb 24, 2009 – 4 sessions

                        9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.  

                        Computer Lab – WDL                    

 

Instructors:  Lucille Peterson Computer Instructor (Lakewood), Marty Gibson Memoir Instructor (Lakewood)

Fee:  $10.00    Limit 7 students

(Flash Drive required and may be purchased at either service desk for $7.00)

 

COURSE PREREQUISITES- There will be a lot of typing in this course so you must know how to type, use a mouse, and have completed one Level 1 Computer College course and a word processing course or equivalent.

 

Learn to write your MEMOIRS on the computer. This hands-on workshop will teach you how to design and write memoirs in a simple, easy to understand way.  During the class sessions the memoirs will be typed into word processing software on a lab computer, and saved to a flash drive so that they can be available on your personal computer in your apartment.

 

 

CC012            214 Computers Copy and Paste & Files and Folders–

                        Level 2

               Sign up required

                        EVERY Wednesday from January 7 thru February 4, 2009 – 5 sessions

                        1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

                        Computer Lab /WDL

 

                        Instructor Harold Seer (Parkwood)

                        Fee: $10.00     Limit 7 students

 

(Flash Drive required and may be purchased at either service desk for $7.00)

 

You must have completed a Word Processing course.

 

Using your computer for Copy and Pasting or Cut and Pasting text or graphics is one of the most powerful operations you can learn.  In addition this workshop will cover in detail Windows files and folders.  This workshop is designed to teach those operations.  Once you have performed a Copy and Paste, you will learn how to save it in folders as files on a Flash Drive. This workshop will provide take home instructions so you can practice and master these operations outside of class.

 

 

(SPREAD SHEET CLASSES)

 

CC013            212  Introduction to EXCEL – Level 2

               Sign up required

                        EVERY Friday from Feb 20 thru Mar 13, 2009 – 4 sessions

                        9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.  

                        Computer Lab – WDL

 

                        Instructor:  Denton Smith (Oakmont)

                        Assistant: Alan Boers

                        (Oakmont)

                        Fee:  $10.00    Limit 8 Students 

 

(Flash Drive required and may be purchased at either service desk for $7.00)

 

 

 

This course, using Microsoft EXCEL, is not for beginners. Participants must have completed Introduction to Computer - Level 1 or have comparable basic computer experience, and have the program EXCEL on their computers.

Excel is a versatile spreadsheet program that readily combines both text and numbers. With a spreadsheet you can create an address book, your personal telephone directory, a record of attendance, expense records as well as recording financial data. All of these items are easily updated using EXCEL.

Participants will learn how to use the many tools that are a part of EXCEL while creating an expense record of a single item, a yearly expense record of many items, and also will explore the steps used to create a financial record of a stock portfolio. An outline of the course material will be furnished.

 

 

 

INTERNET CLASSES (Category 2)

 

               

CC014            121  INTRODUCTION TO THE  Internet – Level 1

               Sign up required

                        EVERY Tuesday from Jan 6 thru Jan 27, 2009 – 4 sessions

                        9:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.  

                        Computer Lab – IS

 

                        Instructor:  Patricia Myers (Junonia) Assistant: Beryl Bouchard ( Junonia)

                        Fee:  $10.00    Limit 8 Students 

 

You must have completed Introduction to Computer – Level 1 or have comparable experience.

 

Have fun with your computer.  Learn to read your hometown newspaper or the News-Press on line.  Check out eBay, Amazon, or MapQuest.  “Google” your long-lost school chums.  Learn to shop on-line and so much more.  Also learn a few good safety tips for surfing the World Wide Web.

 

CC015            221  INTERMEDIATE  Internet – Level 2

               Sign up required

                        EVERY Monday from Mar 2 thru Mar 23, 2009 – 4 sessions

                        9:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.  

                        Computer Lab – WDL

 

                        Instructor:  Richard Nelson ( Lakewoood)

                        Fee:  $10.00    Limit 8 Students

 

(Flash Drive required and may be purchased at either service desk for $7.00)

 

 

You must have completed Introduction to the Internet – Level 1 or have comparable experience.

 

 

 

It has been documented that the first information revolution was started by the printing press, and

the second information revolution was started by the Internet. For most people it is not well

understood that we are three decades into the second information revolution, and you can ask the Internet for any kind of information and get it. The purpose of this workshop is to introduce students of this class to the second information revolution.

The bottom line, this workshop is for a person who wants to really learn how to use the Internet to find and download any information they want.

 

EMAIL CLASSES (Category 3

 

CC016            232  hELP WITH  Gmail  – Level 2

               Sign up required

                        EVERY Friday from Jan 9 thru Jan 30, 2009 – 4 sessions

                        3:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.  

                        Computer Lab – WDL

 

                        Instructor:  Richard Maass (Rosemont) 

                        Fee:  $10.00    Limit 7 students

        

 

Both presentation and workshop for a person who already has a Gmail account. Review how to manage your contacts, compose mail, receive mail, labels, filters, adding attachments, etc. Anyone that needs help with getting a free Gmail account should contact Richard Maass at 466-8990 to set up an appointment before the class.

 

 

 

COMPUTER GRAPHICS (Category 4)

 

 

CC017            241  Designing and Making Greeting Cards on the

                       Computer – Level 2

              Sign up required

                        EVERY Tuesday from Jan 6 thru Jan 20, 2009 – 3 sessions

                        1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.  

                        Computer Lab – IS

 

Instructors:  Nancy Kessler (Nautilus) & Cle Keeley (Periwinkle)    

Fee:  $10.00 (includes a card making software disc)

Limit 7 students

 

COURSE PREREQUISITES- Must know how to type, use a mouse, and have completed one level 1 Computer College course.

 

Learn to make greeting cards on the computer. This hands-on workshop will teach you how to design and make cards in a simple, easy to understand way.  You must be computer literate to take this workshop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CC018            242  SHARING YOUR PHOTOS - LEVEL 2

               Sign up required

                        EVERY Friday from Feb 6 thru Feb 27, 2009 – 4 sessions

                        3:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.  

                        Computer Lab – WDL

 

                        Instructor:  Richard Maass (Rosemont) 

                        Fee:  $10.00    Limit 7 students

 

Learn different methods to share your photos on the internet and with email by using Picasa 2, web photo galleries, email attachments and word processing documents. Resize your pictures to the correct size for emailing using free software. Also learn how to copy or print your picture from an email or web.

 

Both presentation and workshop.  Download and use your own pictures from memory card or camera or use instructor’s pictures.

 

 

 

CC019            343  COMPUTER GRAPHICS USING PRINT SHOP 22 – LEVEL 3

               Sign up required

                        EVERY Tuesday from Jan 27 thru Mar 3, 2009 – 6 sessions

                        1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.  

                        Computer Lab – IS

 

                        Instructor Wayne Wolfert (Lucina)           

                        Fee: $15.00     Limit 7 Students

                           

(Flash Drive required and may be purchased at either service desk for $7.00)

In this course you will learn how to use the graphics of Print Shop 22 to design and make greeting cards, posters, stationery, news letters, brochures, envelopes, calendars and many more items.

 

Print Shop 22 is loaded with fonts, photos and graphics. And has a direct connection with graphic files on the Internet.

 

 Manipulating a mouse is a necessity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CC020            344 ADOBE PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS – lEVEL 3

                        (DIGITAL DARKROOM Editing & Enhancing Photos)

               Sign up required

                        EVERY Wednesday from Feb 11 thru Mar 25, 2009 – 6 sessions

                        1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.             (Skip Feb 25)

                        Computer Lab – WDL

 

                        Instructor Harold Seer (Parkwood)

                        Fee: $15.00     Limit 7 Students

                                                               

(Flash Drive required and may be purchased at either service desk for $7.00)

 

COURSE PREREQUISITES- Must know how to use a mouse, copy, cut & paste, manage files and to have completed one level 2 Computer College course.

 

This course is for serious photographers who would like to turn their snapshots into pictures. Some of the subjects that will be covered are: rotating, cropping and resizing pictures; correcting lighting and color balance; correcting parallax distortion; adding objects to and removing objects from pictures; changing colors of objects, changing sharpness. We will be using Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0 that is currently installed in the Lab computers.

 

 

CC021    345  BUILDING A PERSONAL WEB SITE  – Level3

               Sign up required

                        EVERY Friday Mar 6 thru Mar 27,  2009 – 4 sessions

                        1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.  

                        Computer Lab – WDL

 

                        Instructor Lucille Peterson (Lakewood)

                        Fee: $10.00     Limit 8 Students

 

(Flash Drive required and may be purchased at either service desk for $7.00)   

 

COURSE PREREQUISITES- Must know how to type, use a mouse, and have completed one level 1 Computer College course.

Building a personal web site can be very rewarding.  It is like having a permanent greeting card available to all your friends and relatives, but better than a greeting card.  It is dynamic in that you can change as you please any time you want. You can post photographs and memoirs as they are available.

We will use www.angelfire.com an internet site that allows anyone to build free web sites.   In this course we will use angelfire's basic building tool to build your site. No special programming will be necessary. Angelfire allows both text and graphics on their web pages and you can link to other web sites with ease. So you are only limited by your imagination.

This course is not for beginners. It will be taught as a semi-virtual classroom course.