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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:

Beginners
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
Computer Basics
Computer Basics 1
- This session covers the hardware, software, and the Windows 7 or Windows 8 operating system. No prerequisite is necessary. Handout
Computer Basics 2
- In this class the student will learn files and folders. Personalizing the computer. Shortcuts and error messages. Computer Basics 1 is a prerequisite. Handout
Internet 1
- Introduction to the Internet, covering options for Internet access, the Internet browser, and searching the Internet are topics in this class. Computer Basics 1 and 2 are prerequisites. Handout
Internet 2
- The final class covers several Internet applications, including: email and using online government forms. Popular websites. Computer Basics 1, 2, and 3 are prerequisites. Handout
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
Learning More About the Computer and Internet
Basic Maintenance

- Learn basic maintenance and troubleshooting for your computer.

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 net working on the Internet, including applications such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest 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)
Web Catalog: Your 24X7 Library
- Learn to search for items, place holds, make lists and other features of the Web Catalog.
Where Are My Digital Files?
- Downloading pictures, submitting resumes, or copying files, learn how to move digital files from your computer to the web or other devices. Basic computer knowledge is recommended.
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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