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Computers for Rookies

Have you ever saved a file, but couldn’t find it later? Have you ever wanted to cry or curse because you couldn’t understand what your computer was doing?

This class will give you the foundation for a solid understanding of computer technology. We’ll present an overview of computer components and their functions, explore the Windows interface, and work on critical file management skills. Topics covered include the roles of hardware and software; operating systems vs. applications; the Desktop; controlling Windows; working with files and folders; the Recycle Bin and more.

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

Fri., Sept. 12
9 am - 5 pm
Room 2502

Fee: $95

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Fri., October 24
9 am - 5 pm
Room 2502

Fee: $95

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Mindi Cater - See bio below


Microsoft Word - Level 1

This introductory class is for the computer user who wants to become proficient in Word 2013. 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: Computers for Rookies or equivalent skills.

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

Fri., Sept. 26
9 am - 5 pm                   
Room 2502
                     
Fee: $124

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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., October 17
9 am - 5 pm                     
Room 2502
                 
Fee: $124            

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Mindi Cater- See bio below


 

Microsoft Excel - Level 1

This introductory class is for the computer user who wants to become proficient in Excel 2013. 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: Computers for Rookies or equivalent skills.

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

Fri., Sept. 19
9 am - 5 pm                     
Room 2502
                   
Fee: $124                       

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Fri., Nov. 21
9 am - 5 pm                     
Room 2502
                   
Fee: $124                       

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Mindi Cater - See bio below


Microsoft Excel - Level 2

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

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

 

Fri., October 10
9 am - 5 pm                     
Room 2502
                   
Fee: $124                       

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Mindi Cater - 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.


Fri., October 31
9 am - 5 pm                     
Room 2502
                   
Fee: $124                       

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Mindi Cater - See bio below

 


Microsoft Acess - Level 1

This class provides a detailed introduction to Access 2013, Microsoft’s powerful relational database.
Topics include identifying database structures; designing and creating a new database; creating and using database objects including tables, forms, reports and queries; setting field properties; managing data records; and more.

Required: Computers for Rookies or equivalent skills.


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

Fri., November 14
9 am - 5 pm                     
Room 2502
                   
Fee: $124                       

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Mindi Cater - See bio below



Effective Presentations Using PowerPoint

This class provides introductory training for the computer user who wants to become proficient in PowerPoint. Topics include the ribbon interface; creating presentations; document themes; bulleted lists; using outlines to create slides; formatting text; publishing and printing presentations; using transitions; inserting clip art, charts, and graphics; slide show delivery, and more.
Required: Computers for Rookies or equivalent skills.

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

Fri., October 3
9 am - 5 pm                     
Room 2502
                   
Fee: $124                       

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Mindi Cater has been teaching computer classes in Santa Cruz County since 1991. She has offered training at local organizations including, SCCROP, the Sheriff’s Department, County Office of Education, and the Capitola EDD.

 

Photoshop for the Hobby Photographer

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, but is adaptable to Windows.

Students should bring a brown bag lunch for the break.

2 Sat., Sept. 20 & 27
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Room 317
Register by Sept. 8: $85
Register after Sept. 8: $98

 

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Deborah Cardillo See bio

More Photoshop Fun

The sequel to Photoshop for the Hobby Photographer, or for anyone comfortable with Photoshop, this class will cover advanced Photoshop techniques useful in enhancing your photos, such as curves, blending modes, masks, channels and the paste into command.

Prerequisite: It is recommended that you take Photoshop for the Hobby Photographer before taking the More Fun with Photoshop class.

Students should bring a brown bag lunch for the break.

2 Sat., October 11 & 18
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Room 317
Register by Sept. 8: $85
Register after Sept. 8: $98

 

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

 


Quickbooks Pro

QuickBooks Pro is one of the most widely used accounting programs for small businesses. This class will lead you through the set-up and use of the software for basic accounting functions including writing and printing checks, tracking income and expenses, generating financial statements, accounts payable and receivable, invoicing and more. The class is taught in a computer lab so that students may gain hands-on experience with the software. Purchase of QuickBooks Pro is not required, but purchasing "QuickBooks Pro for Dummies" is recommended for those who do not own the software.

Students must bring a USB Memory Disk of at least 1 GB of memory to class. This class is taught in a PC computer lab, Mac users are welcome to bring their own laptops with QuickBooks already installed.

4 Sat., Sept. 20 - Oct. 11
9 am - 1 pm
Room 513

Register by Sept. 8: $195
Register after Sept. 8: $214

 

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Carol Jensen - see bio below


Advanced QuickBooks

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., Oct. 18
9 am - 1 pm
Room 513

Register by Sept. 8: $65
Register after Sept. 8: $76

 

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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 classes at Cabrillo for many years.




 

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