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Adobe Photoshop Express

A light and free version of the renowned image editor, Adobe Photoshop Express allows you to edit and manipulate your photos quickly. It is easy to use and does not require prior knowledge to make basic adjustments to your photos including removing red eye, color and exposure corrections, cropping and adding borders. Instructor Pamela Stephens will take you through Adobe Photoshop Express step-by-step in this hands-on class Please bring a flash drive preloaded with your photos to class. In order to utilize all of the premium features of the program you will need to sign in with either an Adobe ID, Google or Facebook so please bring your login information.

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Analyze with Excel® 2016, Advanced

The final Excel® class in this series takes you to the next level of data manipulation and presentation. You will learn about consolidating multiple worksheets, creating and using pivot tables, sharing data with Word® 2016 and PowerPoint® 2016 and making macros work for you. Prerequisite: Analyze with Excel® 2016 Basics and Beyond the Basics or equivalent experience. Instructor, Yolanda Edwards.

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Analyze with Excel® 2016, Basics

Do you need a new way to analyze and collect your data? Microsoft® Excel® 2016 can do just that! In this level one class, you will learn all about Excel® 2016 workbooks, worksheets, cells and how to manipulate them to help you do work. You will also learn how to customize the look and feel of worksheets and cells, enter basic formulas and create a simple graph with the data you input.

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Analyze with Excel® 2016, Beyond the Basics

Now that you have a good foundation, Beyond the Basics will give you a more extensive look within the world of Excel®. More time is given to making and customizing graphs, working with complex functions and manipulating data to achieve your goals. You will learn how to sort and filter data, conditionally format data and explore the ins and outs of Microsoft® Excel® 2016. Prerequisite: Analyze with Excel® 2016, Basics or equivalent experience.

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At Your Fingertips!

Keep up with the modern times in this ever-changing world of technology. Let instructor Susan Blumhorst keep you up to date on today's popular apps like Uber, Lyft, Shipt and many more. You will learn how to use and download popular apps on your cell phone, tablet or computer. You will learn how to order transportation, food or even have groceries delivered right to your front door.

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Become an Expert in Windows® 10

Would you like to learn more about Windows®10? This hands-on course will delve into all of the amazing features and functions in Windows®10, the Microsoft® Office 2016® applications and the Microsoft® Edge™ browser. If you have some knowledge of these programs, come dig deeper and discover even more ways to utilize the start menu, settings, task view, file explorer, action center and more.

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Beginning Facebook Marketing

Millions of businesses, big and small, use Facebook’s apps and services to connect with real people on any device. In this class you will learn to use Facebook to turn your ideas into full-color, business-growing realities. Learn how you can boost your ad, how to make the most out of your pinned post and learn when to promote a post. Join Pamela Stephens as we explore the online world of marketing your business. Some Facebook knowledge is a prerequisite for this class.

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Cyber Savvy Seniors – Internet & Gmail™ Basics

The Internet can be intimidating and it can be a very valuable tool in today’s connected world. You can keep in touch with family and friends across the globe, order groceries for home delivery, access health information and make travel reservations. Correspondence can be so easy too with free, web-based email like Gmail™. You will explore the Internet through different web browsers like Chrome and Internet Explorer and compose, send and receive your own email (including attachments) in Gmail™ in this hands-on class in our computer lab. We spend so much of our time on the Internet, so let Pamela Stephens teach you some tricks and step-by-step instructions to make life online a little easier.

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Design Power with Publisher® 2016

Did you know that there is one application in Microsoft® Office® 2016 where you can create slick business cards, flyers, newsletters, blog posts, professional-looking brochures, invitations and more? Microsoft® Publisher® can help you create what you want and need without investing a lot of money and time in a complicated application. You will explore Publisher®'s features while working with text, graphics and drawing tools to create several different documents during class. You will even learn to export publications as web pages and PDF documents. No design skill needed. Instructor, Pamela Stephens.

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Getting Started with Facebook

Does it seem like everyone but you is on Facebook? Do you want to keep up with grandchildren, children or old classmates and friends? Learn how to navigate through Facebook; post a status update, photos or videos; send private messages and much more in this basic class for the very beginner. An already established Facebook account is required for this class. Don't forget to bring your login credentials to class so you can get started right away! Instructor, Pamela Stephens.

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Introducción a la Computadora

Este curso es para personas que son nuevas o tienen poca experiencia con la computadora. El curso se enseñará a un ritmo principiante. Aprenderá los conceptos básicos en un entorno práctico. Comprenderá el software, el hardware y las unidades periféricas de la computadora; comprenderá y usará icono de escritorio de Windows®; examinar á elementos de Windows®; y entenderá la seguridad de la computadora. No hay requisitos previos para este clase. El instructor es Greg Salinas.

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Introducción a la Computadora y Windows® 10

¿Actualizaste tu computadora Windows® 10 pero no has tenido la oportunidad de familiarizarte con todas las funciones? Este curso de nivel principiante ofrece los conceptos básicos para navegar por Windows® 10, proporciona la terminología correcta y abarca las aplicaciones de Microsoft® Office 2016® y el navegador Microsoft® Edge™. Este es un curso práctico que puede proporcionar una base básica para todos los demás cursos de computación. El instructor es Greg Salinas.

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Introduction to Computers

This class is for individuals who are new to the computer and will be taught at a beginners pace. You will learn the basics in a hands-on environment. You will gain an understanding of computer software, hardware and peripherals; understand and use desktop objects; examine Windows® elements; and understand computer security. There are no pre-requisites for this class. Instructor Yolanda Edwards has taught the Microsoft® Office® applications in the business sector for more than 20 years and earned her Microsoft® Office® Specialist Expert Certification in 2001.

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Introduction to Computers & Windows® 10

Did you upgrade to Windows®10 but haven’t had a chance to familiarize yourself with all of the features? This beginner level course offers the basics of navigating Windows®10, provides you with correct terminology and touches on the Microsoft® Office 2016® applications and the Microsoft® Edge™ browser. This is a three-session hands-on course (Thurs., Tues., Thurs.) that can provide a basic foundation for all other computer courses. Instructor Pamela Stephens is a retired NEISD Instructional Technology Specialist.

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iPad® and iPhone® Basics for Beginners

Are you new to the world of the iPad® and/or iPhone®? Come and learn about the basics of iPad® and iPhone® usage. This three-session course (Thurs., Tues., Thurs.) will take you from out-of-the-box to confident computing with your device. Bring your iPad® and/or iPhone® to class and make sure it is fully charged and up to date. You WILL need to have your iTunes® (Apple®) username and password with you and your four digit passcode if you have set that up on your device. Instructor, Pamela Stephens.

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iPad® and iPhone® Beyond the Basics

Discover even more things your iPad® and iPhone® can do and some of the must-have apps for your devices. We will take an in-depth look at settings for your device that will help your usage as well as some apps that you should definitely download and begin using right away. Bring your iPad® and/or iPhone® to class fully charged and up to date. Prerequisite: iPad®/iPhone® Basics for Beginners or have equivalent knowledge. Instructor, Pamela Stephens.

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Making Movies 101

Take your vacation photos, family photos, etc. and turn them into a beautiful slide show. Learn to make slideshows with transitions, video effects and background music. Don’t let your digital photos accumulate any longer. Bring photos on a flash drive to work with in class. Instructor, Pamela Stephens.

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Microsoft® Access® 2016, Level 1

You don’t have to be a computer programmer to create a database that manages your data. Manage your home finances or even your small business using Access® 2016. In this class, you will learn how to manage quick and easy data in a relational database. You will create new tables to store your data; design forms to enter the data into a table; create queries to filter the data and create reports to present the data. Instructor, Yolanda Edwards.

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Microsoft® Access® 2016, Level 2

In Level 2, you will build on the learning from Level 1 to include joining tables to extract data from multiple tables, creating sub-forms to view and/or enter data into multiple tables simultaneously, creating advanced queries, sharing data with Microsoft® Word® to create a mail merge and designing custom reports. Instructor, Yolanda Edwards.

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Organizing with OneNote® 2016

Are you looking for a cleaner, more compact way of organizing your school notes or maybe even your small business or home finances? OneNote® allows you to create separate notebooks, create and format notes, insert and copy content and URLs, add tags, perform a search in a notebook, organize the notes and share the notebook. Put that pen and paper away and organize through OneNote®.

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Proficient in PowerPoint® 2016, Level 1

Boost your technical knowledge with learning the basics of Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2016. Follow step-by-step instructions for creating presentations; adding new slides; using spell check; saving a presentation; previewing a presentation; inserting clip art; moving and re-sizing objects; using graphic images from the Internet; moving, copying and deleting slides; adding transitions; adding animations; and applying a template.

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Proficient in PowerPoint® 2016, Level 2

Now that you’ve mastered the basics of PowerPoint®, learn the advanced features this application has to offer. Learn how to insert and customize an audio file, a video file, a hyperlink and action buttons; customize and apply animation to text and objects; and set up a slide show, which involves rehearsing slide timings and recording the slide show.

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QuickBooks® Online Fundamentals

When it comes to bookkeeping, there are a lot of bad habits and outdated methods that need to be unlearned. Often small business owners struggle with QuickBooks® Online because they don't know where to begin with learning the new powerful features of cloud accounting software. Come join QuickBooks® Online ProAdvisor Steve Chase as he teaches you the current best practices with working in QuickBooks® Online. In this class you will learn how to become comfortable with navigating the user interface, managing the bank feeds, creating common transaction workflows such as invoices and receiving payments, reconciling bank accounts and preparing Profit and Loss reports.

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Stop! Collaborate & Function

Whether you work in education, are running a nonprofit, starting a small business or working in a larger corporation, you can collaborate, create, and innovate from anywhere with anyone through the cloud-based productivity suite known as G Suite. Instructor Pamela Stephens will show you the ins and outs of Gmail™, Drive, Docs, Sheets and Calendar in this hands-on class. If you already have a Google account, bring your email and password information. If you are not currently a Google user, we will set you up with a free Google account at the beginning of class.

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The World of Word® 2016, Level 1

Does it take longer than it should to create your Word® documents? Come join us and learn the efficient way to create, edit and customize your correspondence, proposals, reports and agendas. Master the shortcuts that will streamline your document creation and assure you of a professional looking product. Work on two documents simultaneously, sharing information by cutting, copying and pasting. Learn to set tabs and work with basic tables while performing the page setup operations of margins, backgrounds, page breaks and sections.

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The World of Word® 2016, Level 2

Learn the finer points of Word® that will further streamline your document development time. You will master sophisticated tables, learn mail merge and explore the new Word® templates and graphics. Give your documents that professional look in a fraction of the time you're spending now. Learn to easily add an Excel® chart to your Word® document to illustrate your data with more than words.

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