Keeping track of little bits of data about people you know, places you have to be, and information sent to you via email can be overwhelming.

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.


If you have been curious about using Photoshop to enhance your photography, then this is the class for you. This class is designed to teach the true basics of Photoshop: we will learn about the key Photoshop features that will help enhance the overall look of your photos, whether you shoot landscapes or portraits.

Come learn how Photoshop can take your photography to the next level! This is a great companion class to our Digital Photography classes. We’ll be working on both instructor-provided images to study technique, as well as your own work from previous classes, with time to get creative with your own personal work. While a camera is not necessary, having a DSLR, a digital point-and-shoot, or an iPhone or Android will be a plus.

Prerequisite(s): Familiarity with navigating on a Mac or PC computer is recommended. Please bring a 32 GB USB jump/thumb drive or 50 GB portable hard drive. Textbook is not required; students may purchase Adobe Photoshop CS5 Classroom in a Book (1st ed.) but this is optional.

Instructor: Bryan Black is a local photographer who studied at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara. In addition to commercial work, Bryan enjoys the fine arts side of photography, working one-on-one with professionals looking for clean and updated portraits, head shots for models, family portraits, and portraits of riders and their horses. He can be found capturing landscapes from his weekly hikes and adventures around the Bay Area. You can find Bryan’s current work on Instagram @bryanblackphoto.

Additional Info

  • Course Code: 209100
  • Date(s): 1/13-3/16
  • Day(s): Wednesday
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: Room 2
  • Instructor: Black
  • Fees: $115
  • Sessions: 10 classes
  • Register Link: Click here to register

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

Learn more about Windows operating system, including files and folders review, saving and storing your documents, Internet, Web, and email.

This slow-paced, hands-on course provides a solid foundation for the beginning computer user. Students will explore many of the typical uses of computers at home and in the workplace while using Windows operating system.

This hands-on class is designed as a continuation to Part l and is for users of Excel who would like to improve their spreadsheet skills. Part 2 will focus on applying book skills to realistic office/school examples.

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 basics 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. Students receive a certificate verifying w.p.m. typing speed and accuracy upon completion.

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. Students receive a certificate verifying w.p.m. typing speed and accuracy upon completion.

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.