Computer technology skills are in great demand by employers today, and any person who can demonstrate computer literacy is more likely to find work before those without computer skills. Jamestown Community College offers a wide variety of computer classes in both the face-to-face classroom and web-based formats.
Our computer training is design to help students improve their knowledge of computer technology, whether for career advancement or personal improvement. Wherever you are on the timeline of life, JCC’s continuing education computer courses make your ramble a bit easier and little more fun.
Intro to Computers
#6408: Jan. 26 (M), 9 a.m.-noon, NCTC 122, $9
#6409: Mar. 2 (M), 1-4 p.m., NCTC 122, $9
#6410: Apr. 13 (M), 5-8 p.m., NCTC 122, $9
This hands-on course is designed for those with little or no computer experience. Learn basic computer tasks such as working with Windows, navigating the web, using e-mail, setting up a PC, and basic word processing.
Intro to the Internet
#6411: Feb. 2 (M), 9 a.m.-noon, NCTC 122, $9
#6412: Mar. 9 (M), 1-4 p.m., NCTC 122, $9
#6414: Apr. 20 (M), 5-8 p.m., NCTC 122, $9
Are you new to the internet? This course will guide you through the basics and give you the tools to navigate the web. Learn how to browse and search the web, set up an e-mail account, buy products online, and understand social media.
Microsoft Word 2013: Part I
#6314: Feb. 10-17 (T/R), 6-8 p.m., NCTC 122, $107
Improve your word processing skills and take advantage of all the great features the newest version of Microsoft Word 2013 has to offer. You will create, revise, and save documents for future use. You will also learn the interface, create and use autocorrect entries, spell and use grammar check, thesaurus, and find and replace features. In addition, you will insert and remove page breaks, adjust margins, change line spacing, set, modify and remove tabs, cut, copy and paste text, and create a mail merge for letters, labels or envelopes. Price includes textbook. Please register 1 week prior to class start date to ensure book arrival.
Microsoft Outlook 2013
#6317: Mar. 16 & 18 (M/W), 6-8 p.m., NCTC 122, $63
Try a hands-on, interactive introduction to Microsoft Outlook e-mail. Learn how to navigate, set e-mail options, send messages, attach files, create contact lists, share calendars, and much more. Price includes textbook. Please register 1 week prior to class start date to ensure book arrival.
Microsoft Excel 2013: Part I
#6315: Feb. 28-Mar. 14 (S), 9 a.m.-noon, NCTC 122, $127
Use Microsoft Excel to manage, display, and save numerical data. You will receive instruction on the newest Microsoft Excel 2013 interface: entering data into cells, viewing data, and printing out worksheets. We also will be covering formatting numbers and text; using the format painter; inserting, deleting, and modifying rows and columns; creating and using formulas with fixed and relative referencing; and creating and modifying charts. Price includes textbook. Please register 1 week prior to class start date to ensure book arrival.
Microsoft Excel 213: Part II
#6316: Apr. 18-May 2 (S), 9 a.m.-noon, NCTC 122, $127
Advance your Microsoft Excel skills even more! You will learn: managing multipage worksheets; freezing headings and splitting worksheet windows; adding graphics to worksheets; creating, saving and using templates; locking and unlocking cells; applying worksheet protection by setting a password; and attaching a digital signature. Also covered will be creating and managing multiple-sheet workbooks; copying formatting between worksheets; using linked formulas; creating hyperlinks to areas within the workbook and to other documents; creating and modifying tables that can be sorted and filtered; and hiding detail data using the outline and grouping commands. Prerequisite: Working knowledge of Windows & MS Excel Part I. Price includes textbook. Please register 1 week prior to class start date to ensure book arrival.
Video/Web Conferencing Solutions
#6417: Jan. 28 & 29 (W/R), 1-4 p.m., NCTC 122, $49
Looking to enhance your virtual office? Learn to create and attend virtual meetings, provide tech support, or even broadcast a live event on YouTube. This is a hybrid workshop that will allow you to experiment with various web/video conference software and connect with others virtually the second day. You must have access to a webcam with microphone and an internet enabled computer for the online portion of the class. The first date listed will take place in the JCC classroom as listed for three hours. The second day of class will be a one-hour session beginning at the time listed below from your location (home or work).
Overview of Free Open Source Software
#6419: Feb. 4 (W), 6-8 p.m., NCTC 122, $19
Is your software budget out of control? Learn about software that has similar capabilities of your favorite Microsoft and Adobe applications without the heavy price tag, many of which are FREE.
Collaboration within the Cloud
#6416: Feb. 14 (S), 9 a.m.-noon, NCTC 122, $39
Work anywhere, on any device, and collaborate with anyone using Google’s free word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation tools. You will learn how utilize these tools and understand the powers of cloud-base technology that everyone has been talking about.
#6453: May 4-20 (M/W), 6-8 p.m., NCTC 122, $259
Develop an understanding of the QuickBooks accounting software and the many different ways it can help your small business. This hands-on course will offer you background on accounting principles and financial statements so that you can make sure you are capturing the right data in QuickBooks. Topics include: income statements, balance sheets, tracking sales, expenses, preparing bank reconciliations, and managing accounts payable and accounts receivable. Price includes textbook. Please register 1 week prior to class start date to ensure book arrival.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
#6418: Feb. 17 & 19 (T/R), 2-4 p.m., NCTC 122, $49
Have your website stand out from others by learning techniques that will allow your website to gain a top spot within a search engine. You will learn SEO techniques such as: title tags, meta descriptions, keywords, quality content guidelines, user experience guidelines, and analysis methods. SEO is a critical tool for businesses in the competitive online environment.
Tell Your Story Using Infographics
#6430: Feb. 23 (M), 6-8 p.m., NCTC 122, $29
An infographic is a visual image used to present complex information or data clearly and easily. Infographics are seen everywhere, from the weather chart in a newspaper to statistics in a magazine. You will learn where and why you would use an infographic, how you can use it to help people understand complex data, and how to tell a story using your own numbers.
#6420: Feb. 24 & 26 (T/R), 2-4 p.m., NCTC 122, $49
Explore how web analytics can help you gain a better understanding of your website and your visitors. Find out how many people visit your website, how they found your website, and pages they liked and didn't like. Web analytics can help you create a better user experience for your website's visitors and can help you track performance. Learn how to set up web analytics, use tracking codes, and analyze data.
Social Media Marketing
#6428: Mar. 5 (R), 9 a.m.-noon, NCTC 122, $39
Discover free and easy ways to market your business online! You will learn how to set up social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Youtube. You will also learn what type of social media tool is best for your business, learn social media ethics, and much more! Most of all, learn how to quickly engage your social media followers so that information about your business can spread.
#6443: Mar. 10-19 (T/R), 2-4 p.m., NCTC 122, $89
Did you know that YouTube is the second largest search engine? Learn to harness the power of video for your business. In this class, you will learn how to create an effective video as well as optimize it using search friendly terms to get you or your business noticed.
#6426: Mar. 11 (W), 2-4 p.m., NCTC 122, $29
Let’s start selling online! We will look at e-commerce options such as Shopify, Big Commerce, and a way to use a Wordpress website as an online storefront. You don't have to recreate the wheel and build an expensive online shop from the ground up. Learn ways to get your shop up quickly and easily with minimal upfront costs.
#6445: Mar. 26 (R), 1-4 p.m., NCTC 122, $39
E-mail is still one of the most effective ways to connect with your customers. In this hands-on class, you'll learn about the techniques of effective e-mail marketing. You'll create, design, and send your own personalized e-mail as well as learn how to build your own e-mail lists.
Website Design with Wordpress
#6415: Apr. 14 & 16 (T/R), 9-11 a.m., NCTC 122, $49
Create your own website in just four hours. Use WordPress software to build a customizable website for personal or business use. Bloggers, small business owners, and all types of companies use WordPress to manage and operate their website. WordPress makes it easy to customize and edit content quickly and easily without learning code.
Learn to Create Online Surveys
#6447: Apr. 20 (M), 1-3 p.m., NCTC 122, $29
Are you looking to get valuable insight from your customers? Try sending them online for a survey! In this class you will learn how to setup an online form, track the responses, and learn what the results mean to your business.
DIY Graphic Design
#6421: Apr. 21-30 (T/R), 2-4 p.m., NCTC 122, $89
Have you been asked to create a flier for your business or put together an ad for the local paper? Use desktop publishing software Microsoft Publisher, from the Microsoft Office Suite, to learn the basics of graphic design. This hands-on class will give you an understanding of tried and true methods for creating work that will stand out from the crowd.