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Computers & Technology

Computer Training Classes

Computer Basics

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PC Literacy I

An introduction to basic computer use: includes keyboard and mouse skills, clicking and scrolling, and an introduction to computer terminology. There are no prerequisites.
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PC Literacy II

Continuation of computer basics from PC Literacy I. Participants will learn how to execute basic computer tasks including copying and pasting, creating, editing and saving documents, print preview and printing. Students will also receive an introduction to the basic layout and components of program toolbars.
Prerequisite: PC Literacy I class or the ability to use a mouse and basic keyboarding skills.
Check the Library Calendar for the schedule of training classes.

Introduction to Email

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Email Basics Part I

Learn to use electronic mail to communicate with others. Includes creating a Yahoo! web-based email account, reading, sending, replying, and forwarding messages.
Prerequisite: Internet for Beginners, Part One class or basic Internet and word processing experience.
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Email Basics Part II

Build upon the skills learned in Email Basics Part I. Students will learn how to set up an address book, create folders, attach files and avoid computer viruses.
Prerequisite: Email Basics Part One class or equivalent email experience AND a free web-based Yahoo! account.
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Windows 7

Introduction to Windows 7

Take a tour of Windows 7 and discover some of its most exciting new features . Explore the interface and learn about the great new tools available for managing your workspace. Get better organized with Libraries, an exciting new Windows 7 feature. Discover how to find anything faster with Windows Search. See how to use the Library Staff favorite - Sticky Notes! And more...
Prerequisite: Students should be intermediate PC users and know the basics of computer navigation and multitasking between programs.
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Microsoft Office

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Introduction to Microsoft Office 2013

An introduction to the newest iteration of the Microsoft Office suite. In this class we will look at all of the new features you have access to with Office 2013 including, PDF Editing, Start screens, OneDrive, and even emailing/sharing documents. On top of that, we will also look in-depth at Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, and what specific changes each application has gone through.
Prerequisite:You should have some existing knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite, be able to navigate between multiple programs, and have experience using Word, PowerPoint, and/or Excel.
Check the Library Calendar for the schedule of training classes

Microsoft Word 2013

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Microsoft Word 2013 Basics

An introduction to the word processing program. Learn how to create, edit and save documents; how to format and print; along with tips and hints.
Prerequisite: PC Literacy or familiarity with the mouse and the keyboard and some basic computer navigation.
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Microsoft Word 2013 II

Build on the skills learned in the Introduction to MS Word. Learn paragraph formatting & about TAB settings, create headers & footers, use Find & Replace, insert bullets & numbers, subscripts & superscripts, AutoCorrect entries, & Word Art.
Prerequisite: PC Literacy or familiarity with the mouse and the keyboard. A basic understanding of Microsoft Word, and Office 2013.
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Microsoft Word 2013 III

Students will continue to build on the skills learned in MS Word II. Add interest to your documents by learning how to add and format tables and columns, as well as footnotes and endnotes. Pick up new skills for inserting images; and learn the basics of mail merge for letters, labels and envelopes.
Prerequisite: MS Word II or basic Word processing skills, such as copying and pasting, editing and saving, and the skills learned in Word II. By signing up you are certifying that you have the basic skills required to complete this class. Check the Library Calendar for the schedule of training classes

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Microsoft Word 2013 IV

Students will continue to build on the skills learned in MS Word III. The focus of this class will be on advanced document formatting and editing skills. Content will cover using and creating styles and templates, inserting a table of contents (the easy way once you have employed styles), themes, cross references, reviewing documents and password protection.
Prerequisites: MS Word II or basic Word processing skills, such as copying and pasting, editing and saving, and the skills learned in Word III. By signing up you are certifying that you have the basic skills required to complete this class.
Check the Library Calendar for the schedule of training classes

Microsoft Excel 2013

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Microsoft Excel 2013 Basics

An introduction to the newest version of the popular spreadsheet program. Learn how to create, edit and save spreadsheets; how to use formulas and print; along with tips and hints.
Prerequisite: MS Word class or equivalent PC experience. By signing up you are certifying that you have the basic skills required to complete this class.
Check the Library Calendar for the schedule of training classes

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Microsoft Excel 2013 II

Learn intermediate skills in the latest version of the popular spreadsheet program. Learn how to create formulas, copy and past formulas and text, freeze and unfreeze panes, hide and un-hide columns, insert, rename and delete worksheets, sort and filter data, create custom headers and footers and work with comments.
Prerequisite: Excel Basics or equivalent experience. By signing up you are certifying that you have the basic skills required to complete this class.
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Microsoft Excel 2013 III

Continue advancing your intermediate skills in the latest version of Excel. Learn how to use the data tab to import data, do more work with formulas, create simple macros for repetitive tasks and explore more of the page layout options. As time permits, students will also explore Excel templates and conditional formatting.

Prerequisite: Excel II or equivalent experience. You should also have some experience working with Microsoft Office 2013. By signing up you are certifying that you have the basic skills required to complete this class.
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Microsoft Excel 2013 IV

Continue your mastery of the latest version of Excel in this new class offering. Learn how to create and modify pivot tables,to protect cells and worksheets, to use the payment function, to create and use forms for data entry, to use the VLookup function, learn the advantages for defining data as a table, and how to use Excel as an architectural design tool. In addition, the class will offer an overview of best practices for spreadsheet design.

Excel III or equivalent experience. You should also have decent experience working with Microsoft Excel. By signing up you are certifying that you have the basic skills required to complete this class.
Check the Library Calendar for the schedule of training classes

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013

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Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Basics

Learn basic PowerPoint skills for creating and editing presentations; how to add excitement with images, animations, & transitions; & tips for viewing and saving. Presentation software guidelines used by professional trainers to create a professional looking slideshow will also be shown.
Prerequisite: Students MUST know how to copy and paste, move between open programs, and be comfortable using MS Word. By signing up you are certifying that you have the basic skills required to complete this class.
Check the Library Calendar for the schedule of training classes.

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Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 II

Learn a variety of advanced tasks to embellish your PowerPoint presentations. This will include creating Slide Masters, detailed skills for adding images (clipart, shapes, WordArt and more) and manipulating them and how to insert charts. Animations and transtitions basics will also be covered as well as a miscellaneous array of tips and hints for better navigation.
Prerequisite: Students MUST be comfortable with the basic PowerPoint framework and navigation. By signing up you are certifying that you have the basic skills required to complete this class.
Check the Library Calendar for the schedule of training classes.

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Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 III

Students continue with the advanced topics learned in PowerPoint II. Topics covered include creating custom designs, dimming text, using SmartArt graphics, rehearsed timings, looping, hidden slides, quarter screen viewing and more as time permits.
Prerequisite: Students MUST be comfortable with the basic PowerPoint framework and navigation. By signing up you are certifying that you have the basic skills required to complete this class.
Check the Library Calendar for the schedule of training classes.

QuickBooks Classes

Our QuickBooks classes are offered through the BRC, and are not run every single month like out Office classes are. Because these classes are run less frequently, and because the software is more expensive, the QuickBooks classes cost $50 to Staff, Cardholders, and Non-Cardholders. If you are interested in attending our QuickBooks classes the next time they're offered, visit the BRC and ask them for more information.

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Introduction to QuickBooks, Level I

An introduction to the popular small business financial software. This hands-on class is designed for individuals who are just starting out with QuickBooks. This first class of a multipart series will include an introduction to the interface, talk about how to set up your company’s QuickBooks, and how to add and work with customers, vendors, accounts and inventory in the Customer and Vendor Centers, the Chart of Accounts and the Lists Menu. Offered using QuickBooks Premier 2010 Accountant's Edition.
Prerequisite: Working knowledge of the Windows environment.
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Introduction to QuickBooks, Level II

This class is designed for individuals who are just starting out with QuickBooks. This second hands-on class of a multipart series will include working with your accounts, recording sales information, handling payments, and, time permitting, entering and paying bills. Offered using QuickBooks Premier 2010 Accountant's Edition
Prerequisite: QuickBooks, Level I or equivalent exerpience. And, a working knowledge of the Windows environment.
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Introduction to QuickBooks, Level III

This class is designed for individuals who are just starting out with QuickBooks. This third hands-on class of a multipart series will cover handling payments, entering and paying bills, payroll basics, handling sales tax, customizing QuickBook forms, and using reports in QuickBooks. Offered using QuickBooks Premier 2010 Accountant's Edition
Prerequisite: QuickBooks, Level I and II or equivalent exerpience. And, a working knowledge of the Windows environment.
Check the Library Calendar for the schedule of training classes

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Introduction to QuickBooks, Level IV

Level four will focus on data analysis and report generation. In addition, there will be a discussion, as time permits, of other Quickbooks features such as Quickbooks forms customization.
Prerequisite: QuickBooks, Level I, II, and III or equivalent exerpience. And, a working knowledge of the Windows environment.
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Tutorials

For additional help learning to use a variety of computer software packages, try the Goodwill Community Foundation. Classes are free, online and offered 24/7. Head to their website to see some of their most popular tutorials, their Microsoft Office tutorials, or tutorials on a number of other varied topics.

Typing Tutorials

The Library does not offer classes in touch typing. However there are a number of web sites that offer free online typing lessons and practice. Please check our Internet Search Tools - Tutorials page in our Recommended Websites Section of Research Tools in our main navigation. Some of these sites may contain audio directions. You must bring your own headphones or purchase earbuds in the vending machine for $1.25.