Class Descriptions

Skill Level Key

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Beginner levels in red.
Intermediate levels in purple.
Advance levels in green.

For upcoming class dates and times, view our Computer Training Schedule

Beginner Class Levels

Computer Mouse Skills for Beginners
Discover what a computer mouse is and have fun practicing basic mouse functions with in-class exercises. Learn to open and close software programs and play a game or two!

Introduction to Computers: The Basics
Get acquainted with computers and our training series! Discover the differences between hardware and software, learn about storage devices and other computer components, and explore the Windows operating system.
Attendance at Computer Mouse Skills for Beginners is preferred.

Microsoft Windows for Beginners
Learn basic functions of the Windows operating system that enable you to create, save, close, and open files. Practice using various Windows components, such as working with multiple windows and using menus.
Attendance at Computer Mouse Skills for Beginners is preferred.

Typing
Are you a hunt and peck typist or would you just like to improve your typing speed? This class will teach you the basics of typing through a series of very basic exercises. Proper keying position and technique will be stressed. Participants must bring in a set of headphones (to follow auditory instructions from the computer) or buy an inexpensive set at the Circulation desk in the library.

 

Intermediate Class Levels

File Management
Learn to use Windows Explorer, your computer's filing cabinet, to organize and manage your files and folders. During class, you will practice copying, moving, and deleting items as well as using your recycle bin.
Attendance at Windows for Beginners is preferred.

Basic Computer Maintenance
Is your computer running slower and slower everyday? Is your computer's memory running low? Has the "N" key on your keyboard stopped working? Learn how to perk up your machine, dispose of unneeded files, and more with basic maintenance tools in Windows XP.
Attendance at Windows for Beginners or equivalent experience is preferred.

Computer Buying Guide
Looking to buy a computer? This class will cover the basics on what to look for when purchasing a new computer or laptop.

Computer Security
Are you afraid to use your computer for fear of getting a worm, horse, or parasite? Learn about computer viruses and how to protect your machine. Learn best practices on avoiding infection and how to keep your computer "vaccinated" with anti-virus software.
Attendance at Windows for Beginners or equivalent experience is preferred.

Kindles
Do you own a Kindle and want to know how to get eBooks from the library? Then, this is the class for you.
Prior Internet experience is preferred.

Tablets
Do you own a Tablet such as, iPad, ASUS Transformer, Nook Color or Tablet, etc. and want to know how to get eBooks from the library? Then, this is the class for you.
Prior Internet experience is preferred.

Other E-readers
Do you own an exclusive e-reader device (Not a Kindle or a Tablet) such as Nook Simple Touch, Sony Reader, etc. and want to know how to get eBooks from the library? Then, this is the class for you.
Prior Internet experience is preferred.

Audiobooks
Do you own a device and want to know how to get audiobooks from the library? Then, this is the class for you.
Prior Internet experience is preferred.

Email Basics, Part 1: Read, Respond, Write, and Print
Learn how to use the basic features of an email account by using the Mail.com email service to communicate quickly and conveniently with friends, family, and colleagues. Tips for printing messages will also be demonstrated. This class is only for those who need an email account. If you already have an account, then come to Email Part 2.
Attendance at Internet, Part 1 or prior Internet experience is preferred.

Email Basics, Part 2: Message Management
Learn how to attach files to outgoing messages and open incoming attachments. Organize your list of contacts using an Address Book. Learn how to create folders for filing messages.
Experience using an email account or attendance at Email Basics, Part 1 is required. Mail.com will be demonstrated in class.

Internet, Part 1: An Introduction
Learn how to access the Internet in the library and from your home computer. During class, you will practice basic Internet searching using web directories and search engines.
Attendance at Windows for Beginners is preferred.

Internet, Part 2: Searching, Printing, and Favorites
Learn how to make better use of search engine features for more successful Internet searching. Practice saving your favorite websites and printing Internet content.
Attendance at Internet, Part 1 or prior Internet experience is preferred.

Internet, Part 3: Beyond Searching
Now that you know how to search for information, it's time to discover what else the Internet is used for. Topics covered include weather, movies, driving directions, games, and finding cheap gas.
Attendance at Internet, Part 1 or prior Internet experience is preferred.

Internet, Part 4: Even More Useful Sites
Continued from Internet, Part 3 , topics covered include shopping, news, social networking, e-cards, and image searches.
Attendance at Internet, Part 1 or prior Internet experience is preferred.

Google Drive I
For this class you must have a Google account in order to begin using Google Drive. There will be a discussion about the different features of Google Drive and cloud storage. We will create a document in Google Docs, which is very similar to Microsoft Word, so that you may learn the different formatting commands.
Having some knowledge of MS Word, Excel, & PowerPoint before taking this class is recommended.

Google Drive II
This course builds on content learned in Google I. In this class we will explore Google Spreadsheets and Google Slides. Both of these applications are very similar to Excel and PowerPoint.
Having some knowledge of MS Word, Excel, & PowerPoint before taking this class is recommended.

Introduction to Digital Cameras
Learn more about digital cameras. A discussion of basic vocabulary and an introduction to the equipment will give you a greater understanding of this exciting new technology.
No experience or camera required.

Library Catalog 101
Want to be able to check your library card from home? Want to place items on hold? Want to renew your books, but the Library is closed? Discover the possibilities with the library catalog.
Attendance at Internet, Part 1 or prior Internet experience is preferred.

Social Media
Join us as we cover the top two social networking sites Facebook and Twitter, also the new comer to the social media world Pinterest. Learn how to stay connected with family and friends. Share photos and videos. Meet new people. This exciting social media class will also cover the dos and don'ts of the social media world.
Attendance at Internet Parts 1&2 or prior Internet experience preferred.

MS Word, Part 1: Creating/Editing Documents
Discover how to create word processing documents using Microsoft Word 2007. Learn various editing features that allow you to effectively revise documents. Explore ways to quickly copy and move text. Practice preparing files using Word's document templates to begin documents.
Attendance at Microsoft Windows for Beginners is preferred.

 

Advanced Class Levels

MS Word, Part 2: Formatting Text & Paragraphs
Make your document stand out! Explore the different ways to change how text looks. Learn how to change the style and effect of text. Discover additional formatting techniques that can be applied to document paragraphs.
Attendance at MS Word, Part 1 is preferred.

MS Word, Part 3: More Useful Formatting Tools
Discover how to use more useful tools to edit your documents like signature lines, creating a PDF, comments, tables, formulas to perform math functions, create charts, create a book format, and protect your document.
Attendance at MS Word, Part 2 is preferred.

MS Word: Tools for Writing Papers
This class will teach you how to take advantage of all of MS Word's paper-writing features, saving you time. Included topics are: automatic table of contents and bibliography pages, citations and foot notes, thesaurus, and word count. This class is great for students of any age.
Attendance at MS Word, Part 2 or prior MS Word knowledge is preferred.

MS Excel, Part 1: Creating Workbooks
Learn how to create basic workbook files using Microsoft Excel 2007. Discover how to organize data more efficiently using spreadsheets.
Attendance at MS Word, Part 1 is preferred.

MS Excel, Part 2: Formatting and Setting Up Workbooks
Discover how to setup a workbook to meet your informational needs. Practice the different ways to duplicate, move, and edit data.
Attendance at MS Excel, Part 1 is preferred.

MS Excel, Part 3: Using Formulas
Let Excel do the math for you! Practice creating and applying formulas to your worksheets.
Attendance at MS Excel, Part 2 is preferred.

MS Excel, Part 4: Custom Tools for Worksheets
Experience the advanced features associated with Excel. Learn how to maximize your data with these helpful tools.
Attendance at MS Excel, Part 3 is preferred.

MS Excel, Part 5: Advanced Custom Tools for Worksheets
Experience the more advanced features associated with Excel. Learn how to link data among many workbooks. Set up a shared-workbook with appropriate protection levels and create a drop-down list.
Attendance at MS Excel, Part 3 & 4 is preferred.

MS Excel, Pivot Tables
Do you want to know how to make large, complex sets of data more comprehensible and easier to understand at a glance? Come to this course to learn when you have a large amount of data to sum and you want to compare several facts about each figure.
Attendance at MS Excel 3, 4 & 5 is preferred.

Advanced Excel Formulas
In this class, you will learn to use some advanced formula tools that include math, financial, logical and date functions along with some data analysis tools.
You must be proficient in Excel or should have completed Excel Level 1 through 5 to be in this class.

MS PowerPoint, Part 1: The Basics
Learn how to create and present slideshow presentations for with PowerPoint 2007.
Attendance at Windows for Beginners is preferred.

MS PowerPoint, Part 2: Notes, Links, & Graphics
Learn how to use PowerPoint's advanced features to customize your presentations.
Experience with using PowerPoint or attendance at PowerPoint, Part 1 is preferred.

MS PowerPoint, Part 3: Advanced Features
Advanced features covered include photo album shows, automation, animation, more with backgrounds, charts, and other miscellaneous items.
Experience with using PowerPoint or attendance at PowerPoint, Part 2 is preferred.

MS Publisher, Part 1: The Basics
Create business cards, greeting cards, flyers, and more! Learn the basics of creating professional looking publications with Publisher 2007, Microsoft's desktop publishing program.
Attendance at Windows for Beginners is preferred.

MS Publisher, Part 2: Advanced Features
Explore Publisher's more advanced features as you create a two-page newsletter, a tri-fold brochure, envelopes and labels using Mail Merge to distribute your publications.
Attendance at Publisher, Part 1 is preferred.

Microsoft Access, Level 1
In this class, you will explore the MS Office Access 2007 environment: examine database concepts, use an existing Access database, determine required fields to set up tables and design a database.
Experience with basic computer using skills and some concepts with word processing and spreadsheets is required.

Microsoft Access, Level 2
You will learn how to find, replace, filter and sort records in an existing database. You will also learn defining primary and foreign keys and creating relationships among tables.
Attendance at Microsoft Access Level 1 is required.

Microsoft Access, Level 3
You will learn how to filter records based on a search criterion, create a query, add a calculated field to a query and perform calculations on a record grouping.
Attendance at Microsoft Access Level 2 is required.

Microsoft Access, Level 4
You will learn how to view and enter data by using an existing Access form. You will also create, and modify the design of a form.
Attendance at Microsoft Access Level 3 is required.

Microsoft Access, Level 5
Learn how to create and design reports by extracting data from Tables & Queries.
Attendance at MS Access 3 & 4 is required.

Microsoft Access, Level 6
Learn the final touchup on your database and other useful functions to safeguard your database.
Attendance at MS Access 3, 4 & 5 is required.

Mail Merge
Learn how to create letters, labels, and envelopes for mass mailings. Learn how to create address lists to facilitate this process using Microsoft Excel. Ideal for Christmas cards, weddings, family reunion letters, and more! Microsoft Word 2007 will be demonstrated in class.
Some experience with Microsoft Word and Excel is required.