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[ Computer Classes - Computer Lab - Class Descriptions ]

We offer several FREE computer classes for the public. Below are the class
descriptions and minimum requirements to take the class:

Basics
Mouse & Keyboard Skills
- This beginners' class is designed to help people who have never used a computer before. Computer-based tutorials will be instructor-led and self-paced. This is a "hands on" class with no previous computer knowledge required. Handout PDF Format OR Tutorial Links
Citizens Online
Computer Basics 1
- This session covers the hardware, software, and the Windows 7 operating system. No prerequisite is necessary. Handout
Computer Basics 2
- In this class the student will learn the Windows 7 directory structure, libraries, and applications. Computer Basics 1 is a prerequisite. Handout ZIP Format
Writing Stuff
Word Processing 1
- Learn the basics of Creating, Editing, and Printing electronic documents using Microsoft Office 2010. Learn basic formatting, cutting, copying, and pasting and navigating ribbons. You need to have familiarity with a keyboard and mouse. Download Handout with Sample Files
Word Processing 2
- Learn more about the editing features of Microsoft Word 2010, formatting margins and tabs, using the spell check, word counter, and thesaurus, and learn about printing labels and envelopes. You must have taken the Word Processing 1 class or have equivalent skills. Download Handout with Sample Files
Word Processing 3
- Learn to use templates in Microsoft Word 2010. Learn to create memos, brochures, letters, and faxes with these tools. Familiarity with word processing, the mouse, and the keyboard are required. Word Processing 1 and 2 are prerequisites. Download Handout with Sample Files
Surfing the Net and Emailing
Internet 1
- Learn the vocabulary of the Internet, its definition and structure. Discover the basics of the Internet Explorer web browser program, the basics of browsing the Web, how to identify website content. And get a first look at the Google Search Engine. You must be familiar with a keyboard and mouse. Handout (ZIP Format)
Internet 2
- Learn the fundamentals of searching the Internet with both basic and advanced techniques using the Google Search engine. Discover meta search engines, search by file type, extending a search to include images, audio, and video. Learn to identify and use free and subscription databases. You should have taken the Internet 1 class or have equivalent skills. Handout (ZIP Format)
eReader Essentials

- If you have an eReader and need assistance, or if you are thinking about purchasing one, we can give you tips on the popular models. You can also learn about borrowing eBooks from the library. Handout (ZIP Format)

Social Networking
- Learn about social networking on the Internet, including applications such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Learn about privacy and ways to use these sites for connecting with friends, job hunting and business applications. PREREQUISITE: You should have mouse and keyboard skills, familiarity with the Internet, and an email address. Handout (ZIP Format)
Organizing Data
Spreadsheets 1
- Learn fundamentals of Microsoft Office 2010 Excel layout, functionality, and construction. Use text, numbers, and formulas to create a sequence of spreadsheets. The student will learn how to format text in cells, copy and move data, insert and delete rows and columns, and navigate in a workbook. Knowledge of general math is essential, and knowledge of the mouse and keyboard will be expected. This class is not suited for the beginning computer user. Handout and Data Files (ZIP format)
Spreadsheets 2
- A continuation of Spreadsheets 1 that will include basic functions, working with multiple worksheets, inserting and deleting rows and columns, changing row height and column width. Completion of Spreadsheets 1 is a prerequisite. Handout and Data Files (ZIP format)
Spreadsheets 3

- A continuation of Spreadsheets 2 that will include creating a chart, editing, moving, resizing and deleting a chart. Student will learn preparing to print spreadsheets and charts techniques. Completion of Spreadsheets 2 is a prerequisite. Handout and Data Files (ZIP format)

Making Presentations
PowerPoint 1
- Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft Office 2007 PowerPoint with navigation tips, slide layout, design options, and slide show do's and don'ts. The class will include: Creating a new Presentation, Adding slides, Slide manipulation, adding and modifying Text, Graphics, Drawing Objects, ClipArt, and WordART.   This class is not suited for the beginning computer user. Handout and Input Data Files (ZIP format) and Output or Created Files (ZIP format)
PowerPoint 2
- A continuation of PowerPoint 1 with topics covering Slide Show creation and modification, creating Lists, adding Tables, Charts, and Diagrams. Inserting Slide Show Transitions and Animation will conclude the class. Completion of PowerPoint I is a prerequisite. Handout (note: the same handout is used for all three classes)
PowerPoint 3
- A continuation of PowerPoint 2 with exercises and free-form Slide Show design options. Inserting random text boxes and pictures, audio, and video objects. Completion of PowerPoint 2 is a prerequisite. Handout (note: the same handout is used for all three classes)

All classes are "hands-on" and last 1 1/2 hours. Participants must register in advance. Please call 419-334-7101, ext. 216 to ask questions. Register by Phone or Online.
 
 


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