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 Essay Writing I

This course is designed to teach Creative Writing to older students.  Expressive writing is explored.  Students learn the features of a personal narrative.  Writing in the first person, using time and time-order words, and expressing the writer's personal feelings are covered.  Writing, revising, proofreading and publishing the first draft are studied.  Students also learn about persuasive writing.
Four Two-Hour Instructional Sessions                        


Computer Keyboarding I

This course is designed to introduce the student to alphabetic, numeric, and selected symbol keys “by touch” using proper techniques.  Students start with the home keys and learn new keys in an orderly fashion to perfect their “touch” method and build speed and accuracy.  It also introduces basic formatting and editing techniques.
Three Two-Hour Instructional Sessions                                         

Computer Keyboarding II

This course is designed to improve the students keyboarding skills.  Students will learn to key 40 wpm and above with good accuracy. Students will learn to create and number outlines. Students will learn the rules for setting margins, creating main and side headings, spacing,  internal citations, reference lists and footnotes and endnotes.  Furthermore, this course teaches students how to apply basic language arts skills via proofreading and revising documents.
Three Two-Hour Instructional Sessions                                          

Computer Keyboarding III

This course is designed to improve the students keyboarding skills. Students will learn to key 55 wpm and above with good accuracy.  Students will learn to create: block style and modified block style letters; business style memorandums and tabulated documents. The students will learn to key resumes and cover letters using different formats.
Three Two-Hour Instructional Sessions                                    

 Introduction to Access

This course is designed to introduce students to basic database management techniques: Skills learned include: planning and creating a database file; designing tables; using a variety of data types; formatting data sheets; entering records; creating records in form view; adding and deleting fields; enhancing a form design; sorting records; filtering records; creating a query, creating a query using multiple tables; relating tables; enforcing referential integrity.Students also learn to: import a text file; export to a text file; import an Excel file; export to an Excel file; create a table in design view and datasheet view; use the new object button to create forms; enter records in datasheet view and form view; use database wizards; print tables, datasheets and forms; window  between objects; use advanced filter sort; sort a form subset.
Three Two-Hour Instructional Sessions                                      

 Advanced Access

This course is designed to provide instruction to the student at the advanced level in the Windows environment.  Some tasks include: working with charts; presenting numeric data; working with filters; working with relationships; joining tables in queries; maintaining data integrity; using advanced form features; working with macros; using advanced report features; using advanced queries.
Three Two-Hour Instructional Sessions                                      


Web Design
The course objectives include: an introduction to a website builder to create your own web pages; using web page graphics; add  images with hyperlinks; arranging text and images for the best effects for your website.   Students will learn basic Web Site Design using HTML coding language.  The course also includes: learning to use a text editor to write your information for web pages, basic HTML document structure and learning HTML tags.  Learn to make your webpages pop to get the most out of your website.  Showing the student the HTML page; formatting text, creating reply forms; working with frames and publishing your web site on the World Wide Web.  View your own website on your favorite browser.
Three Two-Hour Instructional Sessions
                              

Introduction to Computers (Beginning Microsoft Word)

This course is designed to introduce the student to computers.  The student will learn the computer screen and the basic toolbars used in Microsoft Word.  Basic document maintenance, formatting functions and editing functions are covered.  Document maintenance includes:  Save, Save As, Open, Close, Print, Print Preview and Page Set Up.  Formatting functions include: Using alignments, using auto wrap, changing font face and font size, inserting symbols, using bullets and numbering, adjusting margins and adjusting tabs, and using leader tabs.  Editing functions include:  Cut, Copy, Paste, Find and Replace.
Four Two-Hour Instructional Sessions                              

 
Microsoft Word—Intermediate Word Processing

This course teaches productivity tools in Word at an intermediate level. Desktop publishing is introduced. Students learn to create newsletters and brochures.  Skills learned include: creating newspaper style columns; inserting graphic images on a page; sizing, resizing, and positioning graphics and text in a document; adding objects to a document; adjusting line spacing; and creating tables.
Three Two-Hour Instructional Sessions                               
 

Microsoft Word—Advanced Word Processing                

This course teaches productivity tools in Word at an advanced level.  Productivity tools covered include:  creating, sorting, and filtering databases; creating mail merges; merging databases to documents, labels, and envelopes. Skills learned for customizing professional documents include: creating outlines;  creating tables of contents, tables of figures, bibliographies, and tables of authorities.
Three Two-Hour Instructional Sessions                               
 

Desktop Publishing

Students will create documents for their home, business and church using Microsoft Word.  Popular projects include:  church bulletins; greeting cards; calendars; business marketing brochures and school event programs.  Students will learn:  to create columns; to use borders and shading and dropped capitals; to use the computer’s printer to produce documents.
Three Two-Hour Instructional Sessions                                   

 
Microsoft PowerPoint

This course is designed to teach the student the productivity tools of PowerPoint in the Windows environment.  Major concepts that are covered include: creating presentations; understanding the toolbars; using templates; inserting clip-art; using rulers, guides and gridlines, inserting graphs, tables, and spreadsheets into presentations; creating and modifying color schemes; creating original drawings on slides; adding builds, sound files, and timing to slides; creating transition and animation effects.
Four Two-Hour Instructional Sessions  
                                

Intermediate PowerPoint

This course teaches productivity tools in PowerPoint at an advanced level.   Skills learned include:  inserting tables, spreadsheets and charts into presentations; working with organization charts; inserting sounds and music; customizing slide masters.  Tasks learned also include: rehearsing timings; inserting an action button; drawing and formatting shapes; changing fill, outline, and effects; adding text to objects; arranging, ordering and grouping objects; inserting a picture from file.
Three Two-Hour Instructional Sessions                                                                    


 Adobe Photo Shop

This course is designed to provide instruction in Adobe Photo Shop.  Students will learn to:  crop images; crop to a selection boundary; change size of the canvas; use the cookie cutter tool; remove spots, small imperfections and unwanted objects from photos; clone images; replace colors in an image and soften edges of photos.  Students will also learn to: use PhotoMerge; sharpen an image; rotate or flip an item in a photo; apply perspective to a photo to give pictures a 3D effect.
Three Two-Hour Instructional Sessions        
                          
Advanced Adobe Photo Shop

This course is designed to teach the advanced productivity tools for Adobe Photo Shop.  Students will learn:  To merge photos with different exposures; to apply brush tools to edit photos; to use filters to enhance photos; to add color to old black & white photos; to understand layer editing using masking and the layers panel.
Three Two-Hour Instructional Sessions                          
 
Windows for Beginners

This course is for beginners to the computer.  You will learn how to turn on and off the computer the right way.  Work with the Start menu and desktop, files and folders, what they are and how to access them.  Search for files, find them and use them.  Use Word to type letters to friends and/or sent email.  Using icons (clicking on user apps) on the screen.  Playing your music and videos on the computer.  Learn about browsers and how to use for cruising the internet.  Connect to the internet, setting up email account.  Using internet sites to shop, buy, sell and connect to friends.  Create user names and passwords for your favorite sites.
Three Two-Hour Instructional Sessions 


Windows

A great class to learn the windows operating system.  Tasks include:  Using and modifying the menu; finding your way around the computer; managing User Accounts; creating and modifying shortcuts to files, folders and programs; using keyboard shortcuts; viewing folders and files in different ways; creating, renaming and deleting folders and files; optimizing visual effects; changing the desktop background, screen saver, and theme; using help to manage PC’s; viewing and cataloging pictures and playing music; installing, managing and removing programs; backing up files; identifying and solving problems and troubleshooting.                                                  
Three Two-Hour Instructional Sessions                   

Introduction to Excel

This course is designed to introduce the student to basic spreadsheet design technique.  Tasks include:  selecting cells; opening, saving, printing, andclosing a workbook; creating headers and footers; using page breaks and page setup; editing data; creating a series; creating natural language formulas; entering labels, values, formulas, and functions; making corrections; formatting the workbook; copying data; using the function wizard.
Four Two-Hour Instructional Sessions                     

 
Intermediate Excel

This course is designed to teach the student intermediate spreadsheet design techniques.  Tasks include; using paste special and paste link; using functions; crating data lists and charts; linking files to Excel spreadsheets; using absolute references; moving & copying sheets; using the IF function; adding,  deleting, & sorting records; headers & footers; the page break view; print titles; grouping worksheets; the function wizard.
Three Two-Hour Instructional Sessions                                  

 Digital Photography

Concepts that are covered include:  connecting a digital camera to the computer; resizing and cropping pictures; viewing, zooming, and reorienting pictures; adding text and drawings to pictures; storing and retrieving information about your pictures; organizing pictures into folders; burning your personal photographs to a CD disc.  Students will learn to upload photographs from their cameras to the web. 
Three Two-Hour Instructional Sessions  


Beginning Basic Programming

Introduction to Small Basic, write your first program.  Learn how to use variables and create loops.  Also you will learn about conditions and branching as well as graphics.  You will have fun with shapes use properties and operations.  Class will teach you how to make subroutines create arrays and use event signals and interactivity.
Three Two-Hour Instructional Sessions 


Visual Basic


Students will learn the following skills: building interfaces, customizing forms, adding controls to the form, writing the code.   Also students will learn:  how to debug runtime errors, working with controls and picture boxes and list boxes, dealing with data, working with variables and constants and arrays.  Performing arithmetic operations, working with strings, using if..then..else, looping for repetitive jobs, creating sub procedures, creating a web browser, creating animations are also studied.

Three Two-Hour Instructional Sessions