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Beginning Computer Skills
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, September 17, 18, 21.
9:30 am to 12:30 pm – 9 hours total instruction
Class size limited to 12 students – you are encouraged to register now as this class is one of our most popular and books up quickly.
This course is designed for the beginning computer user or anyone wanting to become more proficient at daily computer tasks.
Three-day course (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday), 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. One 15-minute break at 11:00.
A final test will be administered upon completion to measure the new skills learned. A Certificate of Completion is presented to all students who pass the final test with a score of 80% or higher.
Day 1. Understanding the Keyboard functions, Windows 10 Desktop features, Create and Save simple text document, Cut/Copy & Paste tools
Day 2. The Internet: terminology, browsers, search engines and safety online. Email Options – software vs webmail, how to create and use Gmail account, attach pictures or files to an email message, and email etiquette.
Day 3. Computer Hardware terminology and functions, how to properly name and save files or pictures, Proper file organization.
Windows 10 – Basics, Programs, and Features
Saturday, September 29th, 10:00am to 2:00pm. OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
A 4-hour course designed for anyone seeking a better understanding of Windows 10. You will discover bonus features not included in prior versions of Windows. Once you understand the concept behind Windows10, you will enjoy the current and new features that Microsoft continues to deliver as the Operating System evolves.
This course is slightly condensed compared to our 2-day training option, in order to offer it as a single Saturday session. Only topics rarely needed have been compressed or removed from this session, and it will not affect the quality of instruction. Price has been reduced from $65 for the 2-day session to $45 for this 1-day session.
• A hands-on Instructor-led course with PowerPoint presentation exploring the many outstanding and helpful features of Windows 10.
• Practice on navigation, customizing the desktop, benefits of the Edge browser, working with menus and Control Panel, and much more.
• Bonus – Access to the full PowerPoint presentation via our website portal for repeated viewing.
File and Email Organization – 1-day Workshop
Tuesday, October 2nd – 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Files, Folders and Email Organization – The Basic Computer Skills class is recommended prior to attending this class, but not required if the student can pass our basic computer literacy online quiz.
This course is a hands-on instructor-led 2-day workshop – 4 hours per day. Upon completion, you will be able to properly name your files, organize them into a practical folder structure designed for your needs, and reorganize your existing files into the new folder structure.
This course is highly recommended for anyone seeking organization in their computer data files.
This course fulfills the prerequisite for the Personal Data Backup or Business Data Backup courses.
• Lesson 1: Three Methods of Folder Organization – Which is best for YOU?
• Lesson 2: How to begin reorganizing with existing files
• Lesson 3: How to Properly Name Files & Folders
• Lesson 4: Move/Save Files to Folders
Accounting for Small Business – SOLD OUT FOR THIS EVENT. Please call our office to reserve a space at our next Accounting for Small Business course coming soon.
ACUSD – Amador Adult Education has generously offered to pay the $295 tuition for 10 students. CALL 209-296-0660 to register now. Only 5 free tickets remain available. The class workbook is an additional $20.
The class is held for 6 weeks, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, beginning on Tuesday, October 2nd through November 8th. Total of 36 hours of instruction in our classroom with a professional instructor.
Instructor Ron Barile is a Certified State of California Adult Education instructor, specializing in General Accounting Principals, Microsoft Excel and Word, Quickbooks, and Workforce Readiness Skills.
Class size is limited to 8 students to enable personal attention to each student questions or comments during the training.
This is a hands-on course with an accompanying PowerPoint presentation explained in detail by the instructor.
Certificate of Completion will be given to all students who successfully complete the course.
Personal Data Backup
Compare the most popular methods for personal data backup – Cloud Backup services vs local data back-up, external Hard Drive or USB Key. 3-hour course presented with live demonstrations and PowerPoint presentation.
External Hard Drives and USB Keys available for purchase, or bring your own to class. You are encouraged to bring your laptop if you wish to complete a data backup to USB during the class. This is optional, not required.
Prerequisite: It is recommended that either the student have already completed our Windows 10 Basics course OR have a strong working knowledge of Windows 10. This is not an introductory course.
Class size is limited to 12 students to ensure personal attention to each student. This is a popular class. You are encouraged to register in advance.
Topics covered include:
Control Panel Settings and Navigation
Enhanced Cortana Features
Windows App Store
Microsoft One Drive
Microsoft One Note
Microsoft People Address Book
Windows Defender settings
Knowlege is Power! This 4-hour course reveals the tricks scammers use to infect your computer, your identity and rob you blind. Next, we show you the software tools to block them and remove them should you still find yourself infected. Most importantly, you will look inside the mind of a hacker to learn how to spot them and avoid them, before they get you! I can’t say it enough – Knowlege is Power!
Next Session starts November 5th – DAY TIME CLASS – CALL NOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!
Comprehensive 8-week course – Mondays and Wednesdays – 9:30 pm to 12:30 pm. Get personalized attention with a very limited class size.
Instructor: Brittany Williams – Certified Adobe Expert Photoshop CC, a seasoned graphic artist with 13 years of professional experience, and an Associate member of The Graphic Artist Guild.
Course Book: Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book 2018 by Andrew Faulkner and Conrad Chavez: available for rent for $20 or for purchase at Amazon for $41.99
Microsoft Word – Level 1
3-week course, 3 hours per day, twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday, November 13th through the 29th. 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Total instruction time 18 hours of class time plus online assignments for grading, and test on the final class day.
This course can be taken along with Microsoft – Level 2 as preparation for the Microsoft Certification Test.
QuickBooks Online Verison
Hand-on course led by a professional certified instructor.
This is a 4-week course meeting each Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm. Total instruction time is 16 hours.
CLASS BEGINS ON December 1st
This course is in high demand and will book quickly so you are encouraged to call today to reserve your seat. Class size is limited to 10 students to provide personal attention to each student’s questions or comments.
Microsoft Excel 2016 – Level 1
3-week course, 3 hours per day, twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday, January 9th through January 24th, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Total in-class instruction time 12 hours plus online assignments for grading, and test on the final class day.
This class is an entry-level class for Excel in the Workplace. You are required to have basic computer skills prior to taking this class.
Workforce Skills 6-week Course with Certificate of Completion
Tuesday and Thursday, January 8h through February 14th, 2018. 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. 6-week course, 36 hours of classroom instruction, plus assignments completed independently through our LEARN online instruction portal.
This course is a must-have for anyone returning to the workforce, graduating high school or college student preparing to enter the workforce.
Upon completion, you will have an employment portfolio complete with professional resume and certifications of completion from each of the lessons in this course. You will have perfected the “interview process” to put your best foot forward.
A sampling of lessons includes, but is not limited to, customer service, telephone etiquette, conflict resolution, business correspondence, dressing for success, business negotiation, standard office procedures, Microsoft Office basics, marketing your strengths and much more.
A Minimum of 6 students enrolled in this course is required for this course date. If the minimum enrollment is not met, the course may be rescheduled to accommodate more students.