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Cloud Computing: An Introduction

You probably often see or hear the term Cloud, but what do you really know about it? What is it? Is it secure? Are you using it now? With our emphasis on Google's Cloud, this class will provide answers to these and many more questions you likely have. We'll discuss the pros and cons of using the Cloud, and you'll be introduced to examples of Cloud computing and the convenience of files and programs stored and accessed in the Cloud instead of a computer's hard drive. You may find you actually want your "head in the Clouds!"

PrerequisiteComputer Basics Levels 1 andor equivalent experience

No Class: 11/12



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412801
McDowell Elementary
B4
Nicol 10/22 - 11/14 Mo We 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM $29.00 View

Computer Basics 1

This class will introduce you to PC fundamentals so you can relax and enjoy the world of Windows 10 computing! Using Microsoft Word Pad you will learn mouse techniques, keyboard instruction and keyboard shortcuts.You will explore menus, icons, buttons, and check boxes and understand hardware and software. Learn the best ways to power your PC on and off, and have fun in the process!

Prerequisite: None



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414301
McDowell Elementary
B4
Nicol 8/21 - 9/13 Tu Th 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM $29.00 View

Computer Basics 2

Continue beyond computer fundamentals to understand how items are stored on your PC or laptop. Create folders to organize pictures, music, and documents, then use "Search" to efficiently locate these files. Gain additional knowledge of Word Pad's formatting techniques, and then save documents to a folder and flash drive. Time permitting, students will also explore Google search techniques, receive a few email tips, and practice uploading and downloading email attachments.

Prerequisite: Computer Basics 1



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414401
McDowell Elementary
B4
Nicol 9/18 - 10/11 Tu Th 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM $29.00 View

iPad Basics

Explore iPad's features, functions, settings, and a few applications (Apps). Using our iPad's learn how to pinch and swipe; use device buttons, switches, and status icons; organize Apps; adjust settings; and conserve battery life. Discover how to connect to WIFI Hot Spots, and use the Clock, Keyboard, Siri, Dictation, and Camera.Toward the end of class you'll be ready to transfer your new found knowledge to your own iPad when you bring it to class on days seven and eight. 

Prerequisite: None

No Class: 9/3



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414601
McDowell Elementary
B4
Nicol 8/20 - 9/17 Mo We 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM $29.00 View

iPad: Just Beyond the Basics

Continue your exploration of iPad as you investigate more useful iPad features including the Control Center, the Search function, and iCloud Backup. You will also learn the essentials of more Apps including Mail, Contacts, Safari and Photos. Bring your iPad to class again on days seven and eight to apply this additional knowledge.

Prerequisite: iPad Basics

No Class: 10/15



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414701
McDowell Elementary
B4
Nicol 9/19 - 10/17 Mo We 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM $29.00 View

Mac O.S. Basics Level 1

Bring your MacBook to class where you will be introduced to Mac O.S. fundamentals. You will explore menus, icons, buttons, and check boxes and understand hardware and software. Using Text Edit you will learn mouse techniques, keyboard instruction and keyboard shortcuts. Learn the best ways to power your device on and off, and have fun in the process. Relax and finally enjoy the world of Apple computing!

Prerequisite: None



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411401
McDowell Elementary
B4
Nicol 10/16 - 11/8 Tu Th 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM $29.00 View

Mac O.S. Basics Level 2

Continue beyond Apple fundamentals to understand how items are stored on your MacBook. Create folders to organize pictures, music, and documents, then use "Search" to quickly locate these files. Gain additional knowledge of Text Edit's formatting techniques, and then save documents to a folder and flash drive. Time permitting, students will use Safari to explore Google search techniques, receive a few email tips, and practice uploading and downloading email attachments.

Prerequisite: Mac O.S. Basics Level 1

No Class: 11/19 - 23



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411501
McDowell Elementary
B4
Nicol 11/13 - 12/13 Tu Th 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM $29.00 View

Microsoft Excel Essentials

In this hands-on, instructor-led class you will use Microsoft Office Excel 2013 to learn and practice fundamental Excel skills for building effective spreadsheets for your workplace.  You will be provided with basic tips and tricks to enter data, create formulas and calculations, format cells, and print worksheets. Use your skills to track income, expenses, and investments; document assets; calculate gas mileage; and much more!

Prerequisite: Computer Basics 1 and 2 or equivalent experience



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412101
McDowell Elementary
B4
Nicol 8/21 - 9/6 Tu Th 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM $29.00 View

Microsoft Excel Essentials: Level 2

Take your basic Excel skills to the next level and enhance your workplace spreadsheets. Create advanced formulas and calculations; create and format charts and graphs; apply advanced formatting techniques; sort, filter and analyze data; work with multiple worksheets; and create contact lists and mail merges.

Prerequisite: Computer Basics Levels 1 & 2 or equivalent experience, and Microsoft Excel Essentials or equivalent experience



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412601
McDowell Elementary
B4
Nicol 10/22 - 11/14 Tu Th 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM $29.00 View

Microsoft Office Workplace Certificate

Become Proficient--and earn a certificate--in the Microsoft Office applications most widely required by Sonoma County employers: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.  LEARN the applications using MS Office 2013 on Windows 10 laptops. Your time is devoted to SELF-PACED activities designed for skills practice and retention. Optional textbook fee: $30 for each text.

EXPLORE two levels of Word or Excel: basic &/or intermediate; ACHIEVE a basic understanding of PowerPoint or Outlook; and EARN a Certificate of Completion for each M.S. application you choose to explore.

Prerequisite:  Computer Basics 1 & 2 or equivalent experience

No Class: 9/3, 11/12, 11/19-23



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414101
McDowell Elementary
B4
Nicol 8/20 - 12/12 Mo We 05:45 PM - 08:00 PM $59.00 View

Microsoft Word Essentials

Use Microsoft Office Word 2013 to learn--or IMPROVE--essential skills for your workplace. In this hands-on, instructor-led class you will be provided with (and practice!) many tips and tricks for efficient word processing. You will learn how to set up, format, and edit documents; enter text; correct typing errors; and cut, copy, and/or paste text and pictures. Use these skills to create memos, letters, announcements, newsletters and/or brochures.

Prerequisite: Computer Basics Levels 1 & 2 or equivalent experience



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414201
McDowell Elementary
B4
Nicol 10/2 - 10/18 Tu Th 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM $29.00 View

Microsoft Word Essentials: Level 2

Take your basic Word skills to the next level and enhance your memos, letters, newsletters and/or brochures. Learn to create templates, forms, envelopes, and Tables of Content. Perform a mail merge and work with page & section breaks, columns, & Headers & Footers, and further advance your Table skills by converting a Table into text or text into a Table.

Prerequisite: Computer Basics Levels 1 & 2 or equivalent experience, and Microsoft Word Essentials or equivalent experience



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412701
McDowell Elementary
B4
Nicol 10/23 - 11/8 Tu Th 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM $29.00 View