The Center for Continuing Education on the Jamestown Campus offers a variety of fun, useful computer classes so that you can put you and your business in the spotlight.
Intro to Computers
#6381: Mar. 10 (T), 9 a.m.-noon, CARN 108, $9
#6382: Apr. 14 (T), 9 a.m.-noon, CARN 108, $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
#6384: Mar. 24 (T), 9 a.m.-noon, CARN 108, $9
#6385: Apr. 28 (T), 9 a.m.-noon, CARN 108, $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
#6401: Mar. 17 & 19 (T/R), 6-9 p.m., CARN 108, $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 Word 2013: Part II
#6402: Feb. 25 & 26 (W/R), 9 a.m.-noon, CARN 108, $107
#6403: Mar. 31 & Apr. 2 (T/R), 6-9 p.m., CARN 108, $107
Looking for more advanced word processing skills in Microsoft Word 2013? You will work with tables: creating, sorting, performing calculations, and adjusting properties. You will also create and edit documents which include Word Art, clip art, drop caps, auto shapes, text boxes, and other objects. Use your creative side as you format a newsletter, trying out format changes using built-in and custom styles. Create and edit templates that will give your work a consistently professional look and save you time. Bring drab documents to life quickly by using the easy routines you learn in this class. Prerequisite: MS Word Part I. Price includes textbook. Please register 1 week prior to class start date to ensure book arrival.
Microsoft Excel 2013: Part I
#6404: Mar. 3-5 (T-R), 9 a.m.-noon, CARN 109, $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
#6405: Mar. 24-26 (T-R), 9 a.m.-noon, CARN 109, $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.
Microsoft Outlook 2013
#6406: Apr. 21 & 23 (T/R), 6-8 p.m., CARN 108, $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.
Tell Your Story Using Infographics
#6397: Feb. 26 (R), 9-11 a.m., CARN 108, $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.
Website Design with Wordpress
#6389: Mar. 3 & 5 (T/R), 6-8 p.m., CARN 108, $49
#6388: Mar. 19 (R), 8 a.m.-noon, CARN 108, $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.
#6407: Mar. 5 (R), 9 a.m.-noon, CARN 108, $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.
Social Media Marketing
#6396: Mar. 12 (R), 9 a.m.-noon, CARN 108, $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.
Learn to Create Online Surveys
#6398: Mar. 18 (W), 9-11 a.m., CARN 108, $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.
#6395: Mar. 26 (R), 9-11 a.m., CARN 108, $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.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
#6392: Apr. 8 (W), 8 a.m.-noon, CARN 108, $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.
#6394: Apr. 16 (R), 8 a.m.-noon, CARN 108, $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.