North County Computer Courses

Computer Courses

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. Call 716.363.6500 for more information.

Office Software

Mail Merge Using Word

September 25, TH, 6-8 p.m.
NCTC 122, #5576, $47

When you want to send the same message to a number of people, use the mail merge feature! We can also help you with creating a mailing for newsletters, personalizing a form letter, or creating address labels. You'll be merging in no time at all!

Intro to Spreadsheets Using MS Excel: Part 1

September 20-October 4, SAT, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
NCTC 122, #5578, $97

Microsoft Excel is used to manage, display, and save numerical data. Students will receive instruction on the Excel 2010 Interface, entering data into cells, viewing data, and printing out worksheets. Also covered are 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.

MS Excel: Part 2

October 18-November 1, SAT, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
NCTC 122, #5584, $97

Topics include 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; attaching a digital signature; 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.

MS PowerPoint 2010: Part 1

October 7 and 9, T/TH, 6-8 p.m.
NCTC 122, #5580, $43

A hands-on, interactive introduction to Microsoft Office PowerPoint. Explore the new user interface and ribbon. Learn basic slide design skills and create professional-looking presentations. Topics include text and paragraph formatting, clip art, graphic objects, tables, and charts. Also covered: transitions and animation effects, speaker notes, and printing.

DIY Graphic Design

October 7-16, T/TH, 2-4 p.m.
NCTC 122, #5590, $97

Have you been asked to create a flyer 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.

Additional Software

Mastering QuickBooks

September 17-October 8, W, 6-8 p.m.
NCTC 122, #5664, $185

Sham Bahgat, Managing Partner of Bahgat & Laurito-Bahgat, CPAs will help you 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. Some of the topics to be covered include: income statements, balance sheets, tracking sales, expenses, preparing bank reconciliations, managing accounts payable and accounts receivable. The cost of the course includes the textbook. Please register by September 8th to ensure your book arrives on time.


Google Drive

September 17 and 18, W/TH, 2-4 p.m.
NCTC 122, #5588, $67

Work anywhere and collaborate with anyone using Google’s free word processing, spreadsheet and presentation tools. This course will enable you to harness the power of the cloud. Participants will need to have a Gmail account prior to starting class or will be given the opportunity to create one in class.

Google Hangouts

September 23 and 24, T/W, 3-4 p.m.
NCTC 122, #5589, $27

Looking to enhance your virtual office? Look no further than Google Hangouts. Create and attend virtual meetings, provide tech support, or even broadcast a live event on Youtube. This is a hybrid workshop where we will meet in class for the first session and the following session will be online using Google Hangouts. You must have access to a webcam with microphone, and an internet enabled computer for the online portion of the class. You will be able to setup a Google account if you don’t already have one during the start of the class.

Search Engine Optimization

September 29 and October 6, M, 2-4 p.m.
NCTC 122, #5594, $67

Have you ever wondered why some web pages appear at the top of the search engine results, while others don't? Participants in this course will learn about search engine optimization techniques, including title tags, meta descriptions, keywords, quality content guidelines, user experience guidelines, and other important factors.

Web Analytics

October 20 and 27, M, 2-4 p.m.
NCTC 122, #5595, $67

Have you ever wanted to know how many people visit your website, how they found your website, what pages they viewed, or what pages they left from? You can find out all of this, plus much, more in this web analytics class! Participants will learn how to set up web analytics, insert the tracking code into their website(s), and analyze data. Web analytics can help you create a better user experience for your website's visitors and can help you track performance.

Tell Your Story Using Infographics

October 21, T, 2-4 p.m.
NCTC 122, #5591, $27

An infographic is a visual image such as a chart or diagram used to represent information or data. In this class, you will learn what 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.

Marketing Your Business with YouTube

October 18-November 6, T/TH, 2-4 p.m.
NCTC 122, #5598, $97

Did you know that YouTube is the 2nd 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.

Social Media Marketing

November 3 and 19, M, 9-11 a.m.
NCTC 122, #5596, $67

Are you looking for a free and easy way to market your business online? If so, this social media marketing class is perfect for you! In this class, you'll be shown how to set up social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Youtube; learn what type of social media tool is best for your business; learn social media ethics; and much more! Learn how to quickly engage your social media followers so that information about your business can spread.

E-Commerce Websites

November 5, W, 9-11 a.m.
NCTC 122, #5592, $27

Are you looking to start selling online? In this class, we will look at e-commerce options such as Shopify, Big Commerce, and even 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.

Intro to WordPress Websites

November 12 and 19, TH, 2-4 p.m.
NCTC 122, #5593, $67

WordPress is a free content management system that has everything you need to build a website. Start with the quick (5 minute) and easy installation; then start building your website. Learn to manage local and remote servers, configure the site, add content, and monitor site usage. Working with WordPress, students will learn how to apply themes, edit existing themes, and create a unique theme. You will be able to get your site up and running during this workshop or take over the management of a website for your organization.

E-Mail Marketing

November 17 and 24, M, 2-4 p.m.
NCTC 122, #5597, $67

Did you know that e-mail is still one of the most effective ways to connect with your customers? In this class, you will learn about the techniques of effective e-mail marketing. You will create, design, and send your own personalized e-mail as well as learn how to build your own e-mail lists.

Online Surveys

November 18, T, 2-4 p.m.
NCTC 122, #5599, $27

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.