Adult Learning Center
Course Descriptions and Schedule
2012 and Winter 2013 Class Schedule
Software companies frequently produce new versions of their products. You may find that the software we use in the classroom is different from the one you have at home, but you should be able to apply what you learn to your home environment.
Introduction to Excel (Intermediate)
Topics covered include how to entering data, formatting data and worksheets, creating charts and printing data. The student will learn to create Spreadsheets for stocks and other investments, checking accounts, household expenses.
Fall: Monday, 6:30—8:30 9/10-10/29 $45
Thursday 10:00-12:00 9/13-11/1 $45
Winter: Monday, 6:30—8:30 1/7—2/25 $45
Thursday 10:00-12:00 1/10-2/28 $45
Learn basic skills needed to correspond with friends and family using Email, navigating around the Web and searching for information of interest. The course includes: chat and instant messaging, organizing your browser, saving and downloading files, security, privacy and online commerce, viruses, anti-virus programs, and more. Students should be experienced in using a personal computer
Fall: Tuesday, 1:30—3:30PM 9/11—10/30 $45
Winter: Monday, 1:30—3:30PM 1/7—2/25 $45
EXPLORING WINDOWS 7 (Beginner)
Learn what the Windows 7 operating system can do, how to perform necessary maintenance, use of Windows Explorer, etc. Students should have Windows 7 on their home computers and “Students should have basic mouse and keyboard computer skills.”
Fall: Wednesday, 6:30PM—8:30PM 9/12—10/31 $45
Winter: Monday, 10:00-Noon 1/7-2/25 $45
POWER POINT (Intermediate)
Using Power Point 2007/2010, the student will create basic presentations, use design templates, edit existing presentations, add clip art or photos, and develop a slide show including animation. . Student must have taken MS Windows and Word courses or possesses equivalent skills.
Winter: Tuesday, 6:30PM-8:30PM 1/8—2/26 $45
COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS ________ (Beginner)
Computer Fundamentals is the beginning level RALC course. You will learn how to properly start and shut down a computer, how to use a mouse, how to use a keyboard, how to open, close and use simple programs commonly found on most computers, and how to use a simple email program. Course manual included.
Fall: Wednesday, 1:30—3:30Pm 9/12—10/31 $45
Winter: Wednesday, 1:30—3:30Pm 1/9—2/27 $45
COMPUTER BASIC 102 ________ (Beginner)
This course is for users that have a limited or no knowledge about computers. It is a little more detail then the Computer Fundamental class offered at RALC. It includes information on basic computing terms, The Desktop, Input, output, and storage devices, Operating systems and applications, licensing of software, Networking and Internet basics, Ergonomics, safety, security, Protecting your data, Understanding malware, Using the mouse, keyboard, and desktop, Customizing your computer, Printing, Working with files and folders, Basic Windows applications, Working with windows , Working with applications, and Browsing the Web and Internet
Fall: Tuesday, 10:00AM-Noon 9/11—10/30 $45
Winter: Tuesday, 10:00AM-Noon 1/8—2/26 $45
MICROSOFT OFFICE for Beginners
The class will give review of basic computer use, plus novice-level step-by-step introduction to word processing, database, spreadsheet programs and email. A brief overview of PowerPoint will be provided. Course manual and backup media included. Students will use Microsoft Office
Winter: Thursday, 1:30PM—3:30PM 1/10—2/28 $45
PICASA 3 (ADVANCED)
Picasa is a free photo editing program which allows you to easily locate, organize and display photo collections. It features photo editing tools for improving and retouching photos; you can remove red eye, crop or straighten your pictures. You can use the program to print your images or make a gift CD. It is recommended that the student have taken the Computer Fundaments course or possess similar skills.
Fall: Thursday, 6:30—8:30 PM 9/13—10/4 $35
Winter: Thursday, 6:30—8:30 PM 1/10—1/31 $35
WORD PROCESSING 2010-Foundation (Beginner)
This course is for people who want to learn the basic layout and commands for Word 2010 and 2007. It will give a brief overview of all the tabs in Word 2010, create new documents, move text around, discuss fonts, font size and tabs, show users how to print, and cover the basics of text formatting. Students should understand the bare basics of using a Windows-based computer, be comfortable using the keyboard, mouse, and Start menu. Knowledge of and experience with printing and using a Web browser is an asset, but not required.
Fall: Thursday; 1:30PM—3:30 9/13—10/4 (4 weeks) $25
WORD PROCESSING 2010-Intermediate (intermediate)
This ALL NEW Intermediate course covers subjects like; Using Windows Explorer with Word, saving files, working with templates, formatting tools, adding hyperlinks, headers and footers, using time saving tools, mail merge, Password protection, digitally signature, working with multiple windows, split screens, send document by E-Mail and other functions. Students should have taken the Word 2010 Fundamental course or equivalent. They should understand the basics of using a Windows-based computer.. Knowledge of and experience with printing and using a Web browser is an asset, but not required.
Fall: Thursday; 1:30PM—3:30 10/11—11/1 (4 weeks) $25
Winter: Wednesday; 6:30—8:30PM 1/9—1/30 (4 weeks) $25
WORD PROCESSING 2010-Advanced (Intermediate)
This ALL NEW Advance course covers subjects like working with; pictures such as; edit, crop, resize , clip Art, draw, resize, move shapes, advanced graphics and objects, text boxes, SmartArt, watermarks, Quick Parts, Blocks Organizer, tables functions, creating equations, and formatting and analyzing charts. Students should have taken the Word 2010 Fundamental course or equivalent. They should understand the basics of using a Windows-based computer.. Knowledge of and experience with printing and using a Web browser is an asset, but not required.
Winter: Wednesday; 6:30—8:30PM 2/6—2/27 (4 weeks) $25
How to Write a Memoir. (Beginners)
If you are interested in writing your memoir, or have already begun, please join us at the Memoir Workshop. Your family will gain a sense of identity and stability and a clear understanding of their heritage. A workshop facilitator will lead the group in discussing pertinent topics such as using dialogue and inserting photographs. Writing will be done on computers and participants should bring a flash drive to save their work on. Otherwise, A CD will be provided.
Fall: Thursday, 6:30—8:30PM 10/11—11/8 $45
Winter: Thursday, 6:30—8:30PM 2/7—3/7 $45
BUYING AND SELLING ON E-BAY (Beginner)
In this workshop you will learn how to register and navigate on the eBay website. You will learn how to buy and sell items on eBay, as well as how to verify a seller’s credibility. To take this course, it is required that you bring the following information to the workshop:
· 1. A valid email address that you can access remotely, using your ID & password
· Winter: Tuesday, 1:30—3:30PM 2/26—3/5 $15
In this workshop you will learn how to register and navigate on the
Facebook website. You will learn how to enter Profile Information,
what Facebook Buttons are used for, how to Find and Add Friends, how
to Add Photos, how to Post Status Updates on Your Wall, how to Write
on a Friend’s Wall and many more fun things to do with Facebook. To
take this course, it is required that you bring the following
information to the workshop: A
valid email address that you can access remotely, using your ID &
password and a cell phone that you can receive text messages
and a cell phone that you can receive text messages on.
Winter: Tuesday, 10-Noon 3/5 $15
Introduction to Quicken ( Advanced)
This course is for those interested in using the popular personal finance management software, Quicken. Quicken provides tools for organizing financial tasks, tracking income and expenses, tracking and optimizing investments, gathering tax data, and planning for long term goals such as retirement. Include is your own copy of Quicken 2010, course manual and student practice files. Previous use of Quicken or a financial program such as Money is recommended.
Fall: Friday, 10:00—12:00PM 9/14—11/2 $45
Introduction to Outlook (Intermediate)
The first four weeks will cover different features of the interface, give a brief overview of all the tabs in the ribbon, show users how to set up an e-mail account and perform basic tasks, and cover the basics of each Outlook component. By the end of the four weeks, users should be comfortable with using all components of Outlook 2010.
The second four weeks will cover organizing your e-mail, using rules, setting up categories, using Microsoft Word features to create e-mail messages, setting up RSS feeds, and Microsoft Exchange Server features. Users will also learn about the various types of connectivity services supported by Outlook 2010, including POP3, HTTP, SMS, and IMAP accounts. By the end of the four weeks, users should be well versed in all of Outlook’s more complex features.
Fall: Tuesday: 6:30-8:30PM 9/11-10/30 $45
Genealogy and Family History (Beginner)
An eight-week course where you will learn how to seek information about your ancestors via the Internet. You will learn about different genealogy programs, and free Internet research sites. At the completion of this course you should be capable of writing and publishing a family history. Bring as much information about you ancestors as possible. You may bring your laptop or use our computers. You must be computer literate.
Fall: Wednesday, 10;00 – Noon 9/12—10/31 $45
Winter: Wednesday, 10;00 – Noon 1/9—2/27 $45
Introduction to Socializing on the Web (Beginner)
In this course, you will learn how to meet and communicate with others on the Internet using socializing tools . You will learn about live chat, instant messages, socializing networks such as Facebook and Twitter, VOIP telephones, webcams, Chat Rooms, and Discussion Groups. Email is but one way to communicate with people on the web. You can chat with someone over the web using Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, or Google Messenger as fast as you can type. Web sites are great places to socialize with people one on one or in groups. You can also talk to someone and see their picture on the computer monitor using a webcam.
The student manual contains five lessons with step-by-step instructions designed to lead you through the operations required to access the various web sites and use special equipment. This is an intermediate course. Students should have a working knowledge of the computer and its use in exploring sites on the Internet.
Fall: Monday, 10:00—Noon 9/10—10/15 $45
Winter: Tuesday, 1:30—3:30PM 1/8—2/12 $45
INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL CAMERAS (Beginner)
This course is appropriate for those who own a digital camera or are considering buying one. We will show the student how to prepare the camera. We’ll cover the basic functions of the camera and how to take pictures. There will be real hands-on picture sessions and also cover basic picture composition. Also covered is in-depth connecting the camera to a computer, installing soft-ware, downloading images directly from the camera or from a memory card using a card reader.
Fall: Monday, 1:30—3:30 PM 9/10—10/15 $45
Open Lab Sessions
Our Computer Lab will be available for supervised practice and assistance every Friday afternoon when classes are in session. The Lab will be open and the computers available with an experienced person to help students practice any parts of the lessons for which they need help. The lab is only open to former and current students.
Fridays 1:00-4:00 FREE