Apple has released Photos, its next generation software application to manage your digital pictures. We’ll show you how to use your Mac to import your library of pictures from iPhoto and use the new interface in Photos. We’ll also cover making albums, editing photos, creating slideshows, making prints, sharing your photos, and keeping everything in sync with iCloud.

Everyone uses email, but not everyone uses it efficiently. Using Apple’s Mail application on Macs, iPads, and iPhones, we’ll cover everything, including look and feel, junk mail, filtering and sorting your messages, organizing message conversations, ways to save time when dealing with email, and how Mail interacts with other applications.

Giving a good presentation is a skill. Keynote — Apple’s presentation software — raises it to an art. Featuring cinema-quality transitions and animation, Keynote is a rich software package that can help you deliver your message in a memorable and effective way.

You probably know that Apple makes some of the best computer hardware in high-tech. But did you know it also makes some of the best software? Pages is Apple’s word processor (akin to Microsoft Word) and if you’ve recently purchased a Mac, iPad, or iPhone it’s yours for free.

Explore the new version of Office 2013. Learn to utilize features of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. Through instruction and hands-on practice, this course explores the powerful software tools available in the Office 2013 Suite. Students gain practical knowledge to skillfully navigate the Office environment at work or home.

Whether you’re using Windows for the first time, or upgrading from an older version, Essential Skills will show you what you need to know. Learn about using the new interface, the Charms Bar, and working with Tile Apps. Work with programs and files, use the web and social media, manage music and photos, and much more.

Need skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook or Access, but cannot commit to attending lengthy class sessions?

This hands-on class is designed as an introduction to spreadsheets with an emphasis on applying book skills to realistic office/school examples. Skills covered in this course include editing, viewing, and printing worksheets, working with formulas and functions, formatting cells, changing the appearance of worksheets, charting basic and working with large worksheets.

Are you keyboarding at a proficient level but want to increase your speed and accuracy? This course is for the student who has a knowledge of the alphabetic and numerical keyboard at 40 w.p.m. or has taken the Beginning Keyboarding class but wants additional practice hours.

Are you frustrated with using the “hunt and peck” method to type on your computer? Need to improve your employment skills? In this self-paced computerized course, students will learn alphabetic and numeric keyboarding by touch. Lessons extend from beginning to proficient levels.

iPad is a marvelous product that provides the best way to experience the web, email, and pictures. And on top of all that, it’s a fantastic book reader, outstanding video player, and there are more than a million apps (including more than 500,000 just for the iPad) available for it.

Sometimes the worst thing that can happen to you is when your best friend changes her phone number. You have to remember to change it on your iPhone, your computer, maybe even your iPad. Or you schedule a lunch date and you have to update your calendar on all your digital devices. No more.

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