Computer Class Descriptions

E-mail, Internet, Special Subject Courses

These classes offer an in-depth look into the most commonly used Office programs. Content of the courses may vary slightly depending on students' experience level, individual needs, and/or time constraints. Each class can be taken individually, but to receive the greatest benefit students with little or no experience with these programs may wish to proceed through all sessions of the class series. Students with their own laptops and appropriate software may walk into the class with no registration required. In most cases, space/network connections will be available for these students. Registration is desired for most Computer Classes. You may register on the program calendar on this website.

 

MICROSOFT OFFICE COURSES

  • Word 1 - basics of Word 2010, create new document from templates and wizards, open and save documents, change page setup options, print options, and modify text through formatting toolbar and format painter.

  • Word 2 - five ways to cut, copy and paste, use paste special and clipboard, and text editing tools, change document views, modify headers and footers, add/remove/change toolbar basics, view menu options, text wrapping and section break types.

  • Word 3 - insert commands to add page numbers, date and time, AUTOTEXT, comments, footnotes, and symbol libraries, add pictures and modify picture options, crop, image/color controls, and use of text boxes.

  • Word 4 - insert hyperlinks and bookmarks online and within the document, insert objects, advanced formatting options, font controls, paragraph level options, indents, and spacing, modify and use bullets and numbering, and advanced border options.

  • PowerPoint 1 - create preformatted slideshows using the AUTOCONTENT wizard, format the slides themselves, use formatting toolbar, add text boxes and pictures to the slides, and run the slides in presentation mode.

  • PowerPoint 2 - header and footer options, insert sounds and video, search for media on the Internet, and introduction to creating elements using the drawing toolbar.

  • PowerPoint 3 - drawing toolbar, create graphics, view options, master slides, custom backgrounds, outline and title/text default styles, speaker's notes, class materials using note's sections and the print option.

  • PowerPoint 4 - insert hyperlinks, objects, and charts, insert slide from file, outline commands, preset and custom animations, rehearse timings and add timed narrations, modify slide transitions and use the SETUP SHOW command.

  • Excel 1 - basics of Excel, enter data into spreadsheets, math formulas, operational order, function tools and formulas, cell ranges, comma-separated values, and common function errors and how to fix them

  • Excel 2 - format using the format toolbar, resize columns and rows, COUNT and other formulas, introduction to the PASTE function , five ways to cut/copy/paste information, AUTOFILL, create and import permanent lists, and edit workbook tabs.

  • Excel 3 - use date/time functions, FORMAT CELLS command, fix common formatting issues, protect the worksheet and workbook from editing, and add, remove and hide columns and rows.

  • Excel 4 - Link worksheet information, use the IF, PMT, and CORREL functions, use conditional formatting and data validation to create items like drop-down menus, insert various elements like comments, pictures, objects and use the chart wizard, HLOOKUP, VLOOKUP, GOALSEEK, pivot tables, and edit and create macros.

 

E-MAIL, INTERNET, SPECIAL SUBJECT COURSES

  • E-mail 1 - basics of an online or browser-based e-mail account, log into and out of an account, terminology of address fields, send, reply, forward and delete e-mail messages, and internet security tips.

  • E-mail 2 - advanced e-mail concepts, send and receive attachments, address/contacts book, manage folders, e-mail account calendars and modify e-mail account options.

  • Job Hunting - search for job listings on various websites, company information such as annual reports, and résumé, cover letter, and interview tips. 

  • Résumé Workshop - basics of creating a résumé section by section, summary of qualification statements, functional versus chronological résumé, improve a résumé with employment gaps, and protect your résumé information from identity theft.

  • Digital Camera I - basics of how to use your digital camera, picture modes and menu options, accessories, terminology, and what to look for when buying a camera.

  • Digital Camera II - connect your camera to the computer, transfer pictures to hard drive, modify photos, and develop photographs through online services. (Note: Students must bring their own camera, camera equipment and/or hardware that will allow them to connect to the computers.)

  • Zero to Hero - A three-part class that teaches the basics of computer use, from beginning Windows to beginning Internet. Part 1 - general overview of the computer, its parts and how it works. Part 2 - basic Windows terminology and skills, open, move, organize and delete files. Part 3 - introduction to the Internet, basic terminology and skills, how to search, kinds of Internet connections, basic commands and types of hyperlinks.

  • Seniors Computer Class - hosted by the Noblesville Senior Center and open to any senior. Covers a wide variety of topics designed to help seniors use their computers in a fun and low stress environment.

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