October Brings a Variety of SCC Technology Classes

elderly african couple using tablet computerWhatever your stage in computer use, your classmates will be there with you in Sandhills Community College Continuing Education Technology Classes. Have fun, make new friends and learn how to use computers and computer software.

Microsoft Office Fast Courses

“PowerPoint Levels 1, 2 & 3, Fast Course” provides users with an interface to design multimedia slides that can be displayed on a projection system or personal computer. PowerPoint software incorporates images, sounds, videos, text, and charts to create an interactive presentation. A flash drive 8GB or larger is required.

“PowerPoint Levels 1, 2 & 3, Fast Course” will be offered at two different times on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 3-19. The first class will meet from 1-4 p.m. and the second from 5-8 p.m. The cost is only $75 plus the textbook.

Accounting Applications

The “QuickBooks” course presents the fundamentals of the QuickBooks accounting application. Topics include employee file management, payroll, record keeping, and the treatment of various types of transactions. A flash drive 8GB or larger is required. Prerequisites: Windows operating system experience, knowledge of accounting principles, and use of the Internet.

“QuickBooks” will be held Oct. 2-Nov. 8 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. The cost is $75.

Windows Operating System

The “Windows 10 Level 1” course covers how to navigate and use the new Windows 10 operating system. Topics include using Windows applications, computer terminology, how to use the Start Menu, and how to create, save, format, locate and print files. Students should have upgraded to Windows 10 or have a new computer with this operating system. A flash drive 8GB or larger is required.

“Windows 10 Level 1” will be held Oct. 3-Nov. 9 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The cost is $75.

“Windows 10 Level 2” reviews Level 1, and adds the use of the Action Center and the Settings screen. Covering how to customize your desktop and how to set up and use virtual desktops, creating folders for basic file management, and how to use File Explorer, it also covers a brief introduction to email and the Windows Store, as well as how to update Windows 10 and keep it safe. One should have some exposure to Windows 10 Level 1 and a flash drive 8GB or larger is required.

“Windows 10 Level 2” will be held Mondays and Thursdays, Oct.5-Nov. 13 from 9-11 a.m. The cost is $75.

Apple Macintosh Operating System and iPad

“OS X Sierra Level 2 – Using Apps” reviews the use of the operating system and Finder. Topics also include the use of many applications found on the Apple Macintosh computer. Understanding and navigating these apps make the computer a more productive tool. A flash drive 8GB or larger is required.

“OS X Sierra Level 2 – Using Apps” will be held Oct. 4-Nov. 13 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. The cost is $75.

The “iPad Level 2” course continues the study of Mac apps found in the iPad operating system. Core concepts will be reviewed from iPad Level 1 and other detailed lessons on additional iOS productivity apps will be discussed. The prerequisite for this class is iPad 1 or a waiver by the instructor or by Lori Degre. Each student must bring an iPad or iPhone.

“iPad Level 2 will be held Oct. 4-Nov. 13 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-Noon. The cost is $75.

Social Media

“Social Media Basics” is a hands-on course that will put students in the driver’s seat of their social media campaign. They will learn the importance of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and more. Feel free to bring a laptop or iPad to class. This course is open to anyone from small business owners, employees, or those with an interest in expanding their social media knowledge. The prerequisite for this class is a good working knowledge of using the Internet.

“Social Media Basics” will be held on Tuesdays, Oct. 24-Dec. 12 from 9-Noon. The cost is $75.

Web Design

Students learn to set up a free basic website for business or personal use during the class, “Creating a FREE Website.” Students choose from templates and combine their own creativity with pictures, links and content information for a finished, operational website. They also learn how to keep their website up-to-date. Prerequisites: Windows operating system experience and knowledge of using the Internet. Students should bring a flash drive to class with pre-loaded pictures for their website. A working email account is also needed.

“Creating a FREE Website” will be held Oct. 3-26 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-Noon.  The cost is $75.

Photography

Bring out the artist in yourself as you learn about “Photoshop Elements 14, Level 2.” Students learn to edit in raw format and use the expert mode in Editor. Students learn to use blends and layers and to create a type mask and montage that blend two or more images into one. Techniques include how to frame photos, create twirl effects, push a photo though text, add texture, and how to make a photo look like a painting will all be included.  A flash drive 8GB or larger is required. The prerequisites for this class are Elements 14 Level 1, or prior experience, and a good working knowledge of computers, using a mouse or pen tablet, file management, and a creative mind.

“Photoshop Elements 14, Level 2” will be held Oct. 4-Nov. 13 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. The cost is $75.

Customized Training Courses

Business owners can request customized computer and technology training for employees. Please contact Lori Degre, degrel@sandhills.edu to learn more.

Registration

Seats are still available for these classes. To register in person, stop by the Sandhills Community College Continuing Education office located on the first floor of Van Dusen Hall. You may also register by phone with a credit card at (910) 695-3980. Registration hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

For more information on all fall semester Continuing Education Technology courses, visit technologytraining.sandhills.edu.

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