Computer Education

Windows 8.1 Essential Skills is a complete introduction to Microsoft’s newest operating system and all its exciting new features. Windows 8.1 provides users with a new, touchscreen-friendly approach of tiles and full-screen apps. 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.

Computer game development can be both a fun way of learning how to program as well as a career in this $85 billion industry. Responding to player input and generating engaging graphics make computer games exciting. Our objective is to learn, use and develop confidence in the skills of programming in JavaScript to develop interactive games.

Learn the basic concepts of programming. You will code exercises in JavaScript, a popular language that can run in any modern web browser. We will code HTML to build web pages with forms that contain text fields, buttons and menus. We will then code JavaScript to make these web pages respond to user inputs.

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.

Own a Mac and need to learn about OSX or more about MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Outlook for your Mac, but cannot commit to attending lengthy class sessions?

You have a new iPhone or iPad and want to make the most of it. Bring your iDevices to this class and learn how to be more productive, never forget an appointment, take and edit photos like a pro, communicate with your friends and relatives, learn about podcasts, and keep all your data in sync.

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.

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 have taken the Beginning Keyboarding class but want additional practice hours. Students receive a certificate verifying w.p.m. typing speed and accuracy upon completion.

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.

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

Explore Office 2010 Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. Through instruction and hands-on practice, this course provides an overview of the powerful software tools in the Office 2010 Suite. Students gain practical knowledge to navigate the Office environment and utilize these tools at work or home. This course prepares students to move on to more advanced MS Office courses to further enrich their knowledge.