Computer classes for older adults at SCC Continuing Education

Sunday, August 28, 2016

"Bridges to Shoreline" are non-graded, non-credit classes for older adults offered at Shoreline Community College's continuing education department.

Have you figured out that you need some structured help learning computer programs?

You are in luck. The continuing education offerings for fall quarter include an entire section on computer classes from the most basic to the more sophisticated - and you can register now.

Computing and Technology

Design and Publish Your Home Business Website

$32.00
Students will design a basic, fully-finished, business site starting from scratch using Wordpress. Pick and purchase a domain. Set up hosting, install Wordpress and a theme.  Add content and set up your site! Upon completion of a basic Wordpress website, you will learn how to market it on social media.  Requirements:
Registration with Hostgator. Plan on investing approximately $100 for a year of hosting, domain registration, and other incidental costs of maintaining a website.

9:00 - 3:00pm Saturdays
Start date: 10/15/16| End date: 10/22/16
Building 1300, Room 1308
Instructor: Ikuseghan, J. |  P-CMP 103 | Item 6921


Integrated, Self-paced Computer Lab
$76.00
Virtually any office position will require at least some experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Ready to get started? Come to a self-paced laboratory environment and work in the company of other job seekers. Learn and practice these programs:
  • Outlook: Set up contact lists. Save email drafts. Link keywords in email messages to websites, maps, and photos. Customize your email messages with your own signature.
  • Word: Set up and save documents. Organize files and folders. Learn mail merging.
  • Excel: Get the basics of data creation. Customize slide shows. A coach will help you navigate the software and help menus.
  • PowerPoint: Insert pictures onto slides. Create text blocks and shapes. Add depth and dimension to text and photos. Produce a slide show. 
This four-week course will prepare you for most any office environment, with all the one-on-one guidance you will need. It's also a great prerequisite to our singularly focused Microsoft application courses. Prerequisites: Familiarity with the Windows environment and working with a mouse and keyboard. A memory stick or thumb drive is required for this class.
4:00-7:00pm TWTh
Building 1300, Room 1302
Start date: 10/25/16 | End date: 11/17/16
Instructor: Bowen, K. | P-CMP 114 | Item 6907


Getting Started with Computers$40.00
For many of us the mere thought of learning the basics of computer use can be uncomfortable, even overwhelming. This is a beginning level class designed to help you overcome these common anxieties, and get you emailing, researching, and working right away! Achieve a range of basics and practical applications for personal or business use.

Topics include:  Overview of PC hardware and software concepts, Windows 10, saving, opening, and organizing files, word processing and spreadsheets, printing and Internet browsing, email use, and computer and Internet safety. No previous experience required. This course is PC only!
Textbook: Welcome to Computer Basics: Windows 10 and Office Online, Labyrinth Learning Publishers, ISBN 978-1-59136-791-8. Labyrinth Learning Item Number: 1-59136-791-3
Purchase book from:
Or visit the UW Bookstore:
4328 University Way
Seattle, WA  98105
For assistance, please call: 206-634-3400 x331
4:00-7:00 p.m. Mondays
Start date: 10/3/16 | End date: 10/31/16
Building 1300, Room 1308
Instructor: Berkley, W | P-CMP 102 | Item 6904


QuickBooks: A Serious Introduction for General Use and Payroll$40.00
Get started with this valuable accounting software that is used by more than 80% of small to mid-sized businesses. You will learn the basics of how QuickBooks can aid you in performing daily, weekly, and monthly bookkeeping and accounting operations for a business.

This one fills up fast, so register early!

Prerequisites: Familiarity with the Windows environment and working with a mouse and keyboard. A memory stick or thumb drive is required for this class.
6:00-9:00 p.m. Thursdays
Building 1300, Room 1305
Start date: 9/29/16 | End date: 10/27/16
Instructor: Hudson, J.R. | P-CMP 104 | Item 6906

PowerPoint 2013 Essentials

$25.00
PowerPoint is like an electronic slide show, but with a nearly endless choice of colors, fonts, and presentation styles.  Create animations to make pictures appear and move, add impressive backgrounds, charts and tables, different kinds of art and graphics, and much more.  Learn the skills to create a slide show of any kind, with tips on integrating your oral presentation. Additionally, with PowerPoint, you will gain intuition and insights for other graphics programs. Computer comfort required!
Textbook:  FastCourse Microsoft PowerPoint 2013: Level 1, ISBN-13: 978-1-59136-506-8,
Labyrinth Learning Publishers.
Purchase book from:
Or visit the UW Bookstore:
4328 University Way
Seattle, WA  98105
For assistance, please call: 206-634-3400 x331
4:00-7:00 p.m. Mondays
Building 1300, Room 1304
Start date: 11/7/16 | End date: 11/21/16
Instructor: Berkley, W | P-CMP 113 | Item 6911


NEW! Word 2016 Essentials in Action!

$40.00
A serious introduction to the basics and beyond of this robust word processing program. You will create, edit, and proofread documents, change the look of text and the document, present information in columns and tabs and work with graphics, symbols, and diagrams. In addition:
• You will learn how to enhance your documents with watermarks and document parts.
• You will also learn how to use the powerful Mail Merge feature.
And here’s the exciting part! You will apply your newly learned Word skills in practical activities, such as creating a recipe document, building an address list, creating mailing list labels, etc. Prerequisites: Familiarity with the Windows environment, or Getting Started with Computers, or Integrated, Self-Paced Computer Lab. A memory stick or thumb drive is required for this class. This course is not recommended for Mac users.
Textbooks:
 1. Logical Operations Choice: Microsoft Office Word 2016 Part 1
 Course Number 091048S (Rev 3.0), , ISBN 1424625696.
  • Click here to purchase book online from publisher.
  • Click here to purchase the book online from the UW Bookstore.
  1. Logical Operations Choice: Microsoft Office Word 2016 Part 2
    Course Number 091049S (Rev 1.1), ISBN 1424625793.
  • Click here to purchase book online from publisher.
  • Click here to purchase book online from the UW Bookstore.
Or visit: UW Bookstore, 4328 University Way, Seattle, WA  98105.
For assistance, please call: 206-634-3400 x331.

6:00-9:00 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays
Building 1300, Room 1304
Start date: 10/17/16 | End date: 11/2/16
(Class does not meet on Monday, 10/24)
Instructor: Aldrich, M. | P-CMP 129 | Item 6908


NEW! Excel 2016 Essentials in Action!

$40.00
Get the basics and beyond for creating spreadsheets. You will create, edit and format a worksheet, perform calculations, print workbook contents, filter and sort data, and work with charts. You'll learn to use the Help and other built-in tools.
And here’s the exciting part! You will apply your newly learned Excel skills in practical activities, such as creating a household budget, creating a household inventory, etc.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with the Windows environment, or Getting Started with Computers, or Integrated, Self-Paced Computer Lab. A memory stick or thumb drive is required for this class. Word experience is helpful but not required.
This course is not recommended for Mac users.

Textbooks:
  1. Logical Operations Choice: Microsoft Office Excel 2016 Part 1
    Course Number 091055S (Rev 3.0), ISBN: 1424625718.
  • Click here to purchase book online from publisher.
  • Click here to purchase book online from the UW Bookstore.
  1. Logical Operations Choice: Microsoft Office Excel 2016 Part 2
    Course Number 091056S (Rev 1.1) ISBN: 1424625815
  • Click here to purchase book online from publisher.
  • Click here to purchase book online from the UW Bookstore.
Or visit: UW Bookstore, 4328 University Way, Seattle, WA  98105.
For assistance, please call: 206-634-3400 x331.

6:00-9:00 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays
Building 1400, Room 1401
Start date: 11/7/16 | End date: 11/21/16
Instructor:  Aldrich, M. | P-CMP 132 | Item 6909


For information about registration, contact Ron Carnell, 206-533-6706.


              

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