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Computer and Technology Classes

Employers: Cabrillo Extension can create an account for your company that allows your employees to request your approval to register for our classes. With the company account we can then invoice you when your employees register for a Cabrillo Extension class. Your company account will allow you to approve any registration requests made by your employees, and review or print their transactions.

Click here to Request for Company Account for your business, or feel free to call our office at
831-479-6331, and we'd be happy to help you set up an account


Essential Computer Skills

computer class

Whether you want to update your skills, need to review the basics before progressing to another technology-based class, or are new to computers, this one-day class will give you a solid foundation and clear understanding of essential tools and basic functions. If you’ve ever saved a file but couldn’t find it later, or wanted to cry or curse because your computer was doing something you couldn’t understand, this class will help! If you’ve been using computers for quite some time, but find yourself frustrated when you try to learn new technology tools, this class will help!

First, we’ll present a brief overview of computer components and their functions. Become familiar with the Windows interface for PC’s, and then work on how to manage your files. You will leave with an understanding of the roles of computer hardware and software; operating systems and applications; how to navigate your Windows desktop and control windows; move and copy files; create folders and folder hierarchy; use the recycle bin, and many more essential tools for stress-free success!

A comprehensive manual/textbook is included in the course fee.

Two dates to choose from:

Fri., February 8
9:00 am - 5:00 pm                   
Room: 515                
Register before Jan. 28: $98
Register after Jan. 28: $110
Register 2 or more: $90 each

register online

 

 

Fri., April 19
9:00 am - 5:00 pm                   
Room: 515                
Register before Jan. 28: $98
Register after Jan. 28: $110
Register 2 or more: $90 each

register online

 

David Nagid - See bio below

 


Jazz Up Your Presentations with Prezi

 

Have you seen enough dull, monotonous presentations to last a lifetime? What if you could create a presentation that completely captures people’s attention, one that’s full of visual layers of graphics, text, and images... and start conversations as a result of your presentation! The good news is—you can!

Prezi is a free presentation tool, and is more flexible than most tools used to share information. It allows you to add music, videos, and create visual movement during your presentations, rather than a static set of slides that you click through.  

In this class you will learn how to pan and rotate text and objects in an unlimited display area, and how to use photos, charts, music, sounds, and even YouTube videos. Students will create and share presentations as part of this class. You will leave with the skill to create an engaging platform for communication and collaboration. Click here to see the amazing possibilities of Prezi !https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0k3giXi8eM

Please check the Cabrillo Extension Class Resources web page for additional required steps student must complete prior to class, including a link to create your free Prezi account, and items to gather to prepare for class.


2 Sat., Feb. 23 & Mar. 2
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Room: 515
Register before Jan. 28: $85
Register after Jan. 28: $98

register online

 

Denise Castro - see bio below

 


Google Suite Workshops - Organizational Tools at your Fingertips Without Paper!

 

Google is so much more than a search engine! Under one umbrella there are easy to use, time saving tools and applications to keep you organized, efficient and connected.  In each of these workshops you will discover a multitude of possibilities available in the Google Suite, and learn how to edit, manage sharing, and collaborate.

These are hands on classes offered in a PC lab so you’ll have the opportunity to set up your Google Suite, or edit and improve your use of any Google Suite products you are already using. This class will completely change the way you think about using technology, and help you move towards a productive, paperless personal and professional life!

Please check the Cabrillo Extension Class Resources web page for additional required steps student must complete prior to class, and items to gather to prepare for class.

 

Register for all 3 Google Suite Classes

3 Sat., Mar. 30 - April 13
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Room: 515
Register before Mar. 25: $110
Register after Mar. 25: $125

register online

 

 

Google Suite 1: Gmail and Calendars

  • Use time-saving functions in Gmail
  • Dig into the settings and features
  • Personalize your Gmail
  • Schedule and share events, meetings and tasks in Google calendars

Sat., March 30
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Room: 515
Register before Mar. 25: $48
Register after Mar. 25: $55

register online

 

 

Google Suite 2: Drive, Docs, and Slides

  • Learn the capability of Google Drive
  • Use Google docs for word processing to create, edit and share documents
  • Create, edit, and share presentations in Google Slides

Please check the Cabrillo Extension Class Resources web page for additional required steps student must complete prior to class, and items to gather to prepare for class.

Sat., April 6
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Room: 515
Register before Mar. 25: $48
Register after Mar. 25: $55

register online

 

 

Google Suite 3: Surveys and Sheets

  • Create custom surveys in Google Forms for registration events, potlucks, polling, and other data collection
  • Learn how to use the multiple types of field options
  • See different methods for sharing the form with participants
  • Understand how to work with sheets to see form results
  • Create custom sheets to manage and share information

Please check the Cabrillo Extension Class Resources web page for additional required steps student must complete prior to class, and items to gather to prepare for class.

Sat., April 13
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Room: 515
Register before Mar. 25: $48
Register after Mar. 25: $55

register online

 

 

Denise Castro is a faculty member and Instructional Designer at CSUMB, a certified Google Educator, and a certified Prezi Educator. She has been giving workshops on technology topics and Google Suite for 5 years.

 


Microsoft Word - Level 1

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This introductory class is for the computer user who wants to become proficient in Word 2016. Topics include using the ribbon interface and toolbars; creating, editing and formatting text; text selection; the Clipboard; page layout and printing commands; using proofreading tools; custom line spacing and indents; creating custom tab stops; bulleted and numbered lists; working with tables and forms; adding borders and shading; using Find and Replace; and more.

Required: Essential Computer Skills, see above, or equivalent skills.

A comprehensive manual/textbook is included in the course fee.

Fri., March 1
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Room: 515
Register before Jan. 28: $128
Register after Jan. 28: $142

register online

 

David Nagid - See bio below

 


Microsoft Word - Level 2

This intermediate level class covers more complex skills than those presented in Level 1. Topics introduced include creating newsletters using columns; section and column breaks; inserting WordArt and clip art; basic picture editing; formatting text consistently by using styles; Mail Merge documents; creating and working with templates, and more.
Required: Microsoft Word - Level 1 or equivalent skills.

A comprehensive manual/textbook is included in the course fee.

Fri., April 12
9:00 am - 5:00 pm                   
Room: 515                
Register before Jan. 28: $128
Register after Jan. 28: $142

register online


 

David Nagid - See bio below

 


Microsoft Excel - Level 1

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This introductory class is for the computer user who wants to become proficient in Excel 2016. Topics introduced include the ribbon interface; entering and editing data; selecting cells and ranges; printing worksheets; creating formulas and functions; using absolute and relative cell references; formatting cell contents; inserting and deleting columns, rows, and cells; creating charts, and more.

Required: Essential Computer Skills, see above, or equivalent skills.

A comprehensive manual/textbook is included in the course fee.

Two dates to choose from:

Fri., February 22 (Rescheduled from Nov. 2)
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Room: 515

Register before Jan. 28: $128
Register after Jan. 28: $142

register online

 

 

Fri., April 26
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Room: 515

Register before Jan. 28: $128
Register after Jan. 28: $142

register online

 

David Nagid - See bio below

 


Microsoft Excel - Level 2

This intermediate level class covers more complex skills than those presented in Level 1. Topics include working with lists of data; filtering and sorting data; displaying subtotals in a list; formatting and printing multi-page workbooks; using advanced functions in formulas: auditing formula errors, and more.
Required: Microsoft Excel - Level 1 or equivalent skills.

A comprehensive manual/textbook is included in the course fee. 

Three dates to choose from:             

Fri., November 16
9:00 am - 5:00 pm                   
Room: 515                
Register before Sept. 10: $128
Register after Sept. 10: $142

register online

 

 

Fri., March 8
9:00 am - 5:00 pm                   
Room: 515                
Register before Jan. 28: $128
Register after Jan. 28: $142

register online

 

 

Fri., May 10
9:00 am - 5:00 pm                   
Room: 515                
Register before Jan. 28: $128
Register after Jan. 28: $142

register online

 

David Nagid - See bio below

 


Microsoft Excel - Level 3

This advanced level class introduces highly complex Excel skills. Topics covered include creating PivotTables, Pivot Charts, and macros; using financial functions; using data analysis and validation tools; advanced formatting techniques; sharing workbooks and tracking changes; merging multiple workbooks; integrating Excel with other programs, and more.
Required: Microsoft Excel - Level 2 or equivalent skills.

A comprehensive manual/textbook is included in the course fee.

Two dates to choose from:

Fri., March 22
9:00 am - 5:00 pm                   
Room: 515                
Register before Jan 28: $128
Register after Jan. 28: $142

register online

 

 

Fri., May 17
9:00 am - 5:00 pm                   
Room: 515                
Register before Jan 28: $128
Register after Jan. 28: $142

register online

 

David Nagid has been teaching MS Office applications at various local community colleges and adult schools since 2000. He worked as a Systems Integration & Test Engineer for Lockheed Martin until his retirement in 2014.

 


Quickbooks Online for the Small Business Owner

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Whether you’re a beginning or intermediate user of QuickBooks Online (“QNO®”), and want to get the most out of your subscription, or you’ve been using QuickBooks Desktop, this class will help you learn to successfully navigate and use QuickBooks Online correctly from the start!

Learn to enter your sales income from customers, specific to your business’s daily workflow.  Track your company’s expenses, and run reports to understand your business’s growth.  Learn about bank accounts, customers, getting around QuickBooks Online, setting up your company, tools, vendors, and working with lists.  You will also learn how to avoid the most common errors QuickBooks Online users make.

This class is taught in a computer lab with PC’s, so you can gain hands-on experience with the online product.  A subscription purchase of QuickBooks Online is not required.

Students without bookkeeping experience are recommended to take the Recordkeeping for Small Business class. Basic Computer skills are required.


4 Sat., March 2 - 23, 2019- NEW DATES!
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Room: 31
8
Register before Sept. 10: $195
Register after Sept. 10: $210

register online


Carol Jensen - see bio below

 


Advanced QuickBooks

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This advanced class is designed for those who are experienced with QuickBooks and who are looking for insight on how to deal with the more difficult issues that advanced users often face. Some of the topics covered are: inventory, accounting issues and solutions, tracking and managing sales tax, working with and resolving payroll issues, effective use of remote access, job costing, time tracking and much more.

The class is a hands-on course. Students must have previous experience with QuickBooks Pro software.


Sat., November 17
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Room: 318

Register before Sept. 10: $65
Register after Sept. 10: $76

register online


Carol Jensen specializes in financial aspects of start-up businesses and she is a Registered Tax Preparer (CTEC). Carol has taught QuickBooks and Real Estate at Cabrillo for many years.

 


iPad and Android Tablets for Beginners

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Today’s Android and iPad tablets do so much more than browse the web or send an email. Either of these new devices provide you with a computer, Web browser, e-book reader, personal organizer and more - all in your lap! In this entertaining class, you will learn what your Android or iPad tablet really can do and how to use it for more than browsing the Web. Learn how to set up your Android or iPad for email, texting, WiFi networks, and Bluetooth; and discover how to best sync with your computer. Learn how to take terrific pictures and send them to friends, install apps, and figure out what the best apps are best for you to make your tablet even smarter.

Bring your Android or iPad to class along with its leash (charger).

Additional needs:
Please bring (or remember) your Google or Apple user ID and passwords as applicable.
Also, please bring (or remember) your email ISP, username and password as we will be downloading free apps and sharing/sending pictures to our email accounts.

COMING SOON!
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Room: 318

Register by May 31: $35
Register after May 31: $42

register online


Carol Jensen specializes in financial aspects of start-up businesses and she is a Registered Tax Preparer (CTEC). Carol has taught QuickBooks and Real Estate at Cabrillo for many years.

 


The Basics of Selling on eBay

eba class

Learn strategies for selling on eBay in this class designed to enhance your sales success. Create and enhance listings with photo editing and attractive descriptions. Learn ways to use PayPal in conjunction with ebay and set pricing to maximize profits.

This class will focus on using multiple platforms for successful ebay sales, so students must have existing PayPal, ebay, and email accounts created prior to class, and a Smart phone. Hese will be actively used in class to create ebay listings.

Please check the Class Resources page for important details about technology requirements for this class. 

COMING SOON!
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Room: 318

Register by Mar. 26: $42
Register after Mar. 26: $48

register online


Carol Jensen - see bio below

 


How to Use a Smartphone

smartphone

If you bought a smartphone for someone, expect to get some calls with questions like, “What’s an app?”, or “Why does my battery run out so quickly?” or “How do I upload videos to the Facebook?”

Explore the basic functionality of your new smartphone. Learn common tasks like sending a text message, watching a video clip on YouTube, or surfing the Web. This workshop also covers fundamentals like configuring the security options, adjusting the brightness of the display, and setting the device up to work with a wireless network.

Bring your iPhone, Android, Blackberry, or other smartphone to class with your charger.  

COMING SOON!
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Room: 318

Register by Mar. 26: $35
Register after Mar. 26: $42
Register two or more: $32 each

register online


Carol Jensen specializes in financial aspects of start-up businesses and she is a Registered Tax Preparer (CTEC). Carol has taught QuickBooks and Real Estate at Cabrillo for many years.

 


Intro to Adobe Illustrator

 


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Learn to create detailed, professional illustrations and drawings digitally, whether you draw by hand or want to create an illustration from your photos. Adobe Illustrator is a large application and this is your chance to get acquainted with some of the basic tools and techniques most useful for graphic artists & photographers. Find out how to vectorize your pencil or ink drawings, convert a photo into editable vectors, create gradients, use layers, create repeating patterns, designer text tricks on a path and more. Much of what will be learned will be useful for Photoshop and InDesign as well.

COMING SOON!
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Room: 317
Register before May 31: $95
Register after May 31: $110

register online


Alixandra Mullins
- see bio

 


Photoshop for the Hobby Photographer
photoshop hobby

 

You can create the best photos ever digitally, whether you use a digital camera, or scan your photos. Photoshop is a huge application and this is your chance to get acquainted with some of the basic Photoshop tools and techniques most useful for hobby photographers. Find out how to repair damaged photographs, correct color, remove unwanted elements, transform your photographs into sepia tones or hand-tinted looks, and more. Much of what will be learned will be useful for Photoshop Elements as well. This class will be taught on a Mac computer, but is adaptable to Windows.

Students should bring a brown bag lunch for the break.

COMING SOON!
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Room: 317
Register before Jan. 28: $85
Register after Sept. 10: $98
 

register online


Deborah Cardillo - see bio below

 


Advanced Photoshop Techniques

advanced photoshop

Already know the basics? Learn refined selection techniques using masks, channels, and vector tools. Create panoramas with layer masks and use textures and blending modes to make your images pop. Get the best balance of light and dark using High Dynamic Range. Reposition content to perfection with content-aware tools. Adjust exposure and contrast balance with Curves. With these techniques, you will never have to put up with a less than perfect photo again!

Prerequisite: It is recommended that you have solid basic knowledge of Photoshop, or have taken Photoshop for the Hobby Photographer before you take this class.

Students should bring a brown bag lunch for the break.

COMING SOON1!
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Room: 317
Register before Jan, 28: $165
Register after Jan. 28: $185

register online


Deborah Cardillo is a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals and is a Photoshop enthusiast who loves to teach others.

 

 

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