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NEW! Access 2010: Basic

This course covers the basic features and functions of Access 2010. Students will learn to design and create databases. Students will work with tables, fields, and records; sort and filter data; and set field properties and data entry rules. Learn to create queries, forms and reports.

NEW! Access 2010: Intermediate

Learn how to normalize data, manage table relationships, and enforce referential integrity; work with Lookup fields and subdatasheets; create join queries, calculated fields, and summary values; add objects to forms and create advanced form types; print reports and labels; create and modify charts; and use PivotTables and Pivot Charts.

Access 2007: Intro

Microsoft Access is the perfect computer tool to help you organize and utilize your company's information in a way that saves you time, and helps you to analyze data and make better decisions. This seminar covers the basics of planning, creating and modifying a database. Students will create a new table, and will learn about fields, including data types, properties and learning about queries and the QBE grid. Students will learn about simple reports. Please bring ideas for your own database on the last day of class. The instructor will advise you on the best way to set up your database to fit your needs.

Acrobat CS4: 9 Pro

Adobe: Learn PDF basics and explore the Acrobat interface as you navigate and organize PDF documents. Create a PDF document from within Acrobat and from within other applications such as word processors or other Creative Suite applications, and web pages. Modify PDF content by rearranging, editing, and formatting existing text; and adding headers, footers, watermarks, and backgrounds. Insert multimedia content, including audio, video, and flash files. Improve accessibility in a document as you add bookmarks and links. Learn to manage security issues using password encryption and digital signatures.

Back to the Basics

Feeling a little “left out of the loop” when it comes to computers and technology? Our Basics of Computer class will get your computing skills up to speed. Learn how to navigate and manage files and folders; search for files using My Computer and Windows Explorer; use the Recycle Bin; create simple word processing documents and drawings; customize the desktop; and browse the Internet.

Dreamweaver CS4: Basics

Use Dreamweaver to create and modify Web sites. Learn how to plan and define a Web site; create pages and format text; define structural elements; create and apply CSS style rules; insert and modify tables, images, and links; test and manage Web site files; and publish a site.

Dreamweaver CS4: Advanced

Prerequisite: Working knowledge of Basic Dreamweaver CS4. Students should have basic experience with Dreamweaver CS4 and should know how to use it for such tasks as defining sites, inserting elements and modifying properties, and managing site files. Learn how to design pages with CSS, create and apply templates and server-side includes, and build accessible forms that validate user information. Also learn how to position elements and apply behaviors, add multimedia files, integrate XML-based data, and transform XML with XSLT.

NEW! Excel 2010: Basic

This course covers the basic features and functions of Excel 2010. Students will enter and edit text, values, formulas, and pictures. Learn about absolute and relative references, and work with ranges, rows and columns. Students will create and modify charts and learn to manage large workbooks.

NEW! Excel 2010: Intermediate

This course builds on the skills and concepts taught in Excel 2010: Basic. Students will learn how to use multiple worksheets and workbooks efficiently, and how to work with more advanced formatting options including styles, themes, and backgrounds. Students will also learn how to create outlines and subtotals, how to create and apply cell names, and how to work with tables.

Excel 2007: Intro

Whether you're already using Excel, or considering it for your work or home, this one-day, hands-on workshop will provide lots of extra tips and tricks for working faster and more efficiently in Excel. Participants will begin by exploring Excel basics, then move on to creating simple formulas, formatting cells, and creating and formatting charts all while using the new features of Excel 2007.

Excel 2007: Intermediate

Now that you are comfortable with the basics of Excel, you realize there is so much more you can do to facilitate the creation and maintenance of your spreadsheets. This intermediate class is perfect for Excel users who want to upgrade their skill levels. Topics include: charts & graphs; managing large and/or multiple worksheets; the paste special feature; range names; labels in formulas and other functions; managing data; and customizing Excel preferences. Prerequisite: beginning Excel class, or working knowledge of basic Excel skills.

InDesign CS4: Adv

Prerequisite: InDesign Basic (any version). This course will cover how to create complex document structures; create tint and gradient swatches, and use object libraries and snippets to work more efficiently; how to create vector paths and wrap type on a path; work with graphics, object styles, tables, special characters, and the Story Editor; and finally, how to manage long documents.

Key Boarding

Tired of the old Hunt and Peck method of typing? Learn the skills you need to type. Soon you will be typing quickly and with better accuracy, without looking at the keys!

InDesign CS6: Basic

This course is designed for students who want to create professional documents and print layouts. Students will learn how to create documents, place text and graphics, use objects, work with master pages, create custom colors, print documents and export documents to PDF.

Learning MS Office 2007:  Integration

Designed to give students proficiency in using features shared across the Office 2007 suite, we will embed Excel data in PowerPoint; link Access data to an Excel file; use a Word outline to create a presentation; and import Access data into Outlook. Also learn how to use proofing tools, publish Office documents to the Web, and work with XML data.

NEW! MS Office 2010 New Features

This course covers the features of Microsoft Office 2010 that are new to the Office system. Participants will learn about ribbon customization and backstage view as well as new features in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access.

NEW! Outlook 2010: Intro

Whether you are currently using an earlier version of Outlook for your email, or ready to jump into the latest version, Outlook 2010 is here for you. Topics include: Auto signatures; hyperlinks; templates; remote mail; appointment scheduling; viewing web pages and other documents; tasks; and journals.

NEW! Outlook 2010: Intermediate

Building on the skills and concepts taught in Outlook 2010: Basic, course teaches students how to work more efficiently in Outlook. Students will learn how to customize Outlook, use Quick Steps, create Navigation-pane shortcuts, work with contacts and contact groups, manage address books, customize their messages and signatures, and set up automatic replies. In addition, students will learn how to search various folders, use filters, apply categories, create custom views, and set rules for organizing messages.

Photoshop CS6: Adv

Prerequisite: Working knowledge of PhotoShop (any version). NOTE: This training is beneficial for lower CS versions of Photoshop, as well! Learn how to use color fills, gradients, patterns, and overlays. We will create layer-, grayscale-, and clipping- masks to show or hide various parts of an image; create and edit paths; and convert type to paths. In addition, learn how to apply a variety of creative effects, use the Vanishing Point feature and Smart Filters, create layer comps, and prepare images for use in video productions.  Do all this, as you find more efficient ways to work in Photoshop!

Photoshop CS6: Basic

NOTE: This training is beneficial for lower CS versions of Photoshop, as well! Our interactive exercises will provide instruction on how to use Photoshop CS6 to create professional-looking images for both print and the Web. We’ll help you identify the components of the Photoshop environment; learn about the differences between raster and vector graphics; and how to use Adobe Bridge. Learn the basics of selecting and modifying images, and creating and manipulating layers and other effects; and how to retouch and resize images, and prepare images for use in print and on the Web.

NEW! PowerPoint 2010: Intro

This course covers the basic features and functions of PowerPoint 2010. Learn to create, save and rearrange presentations. Students will format text using drawing objects, work with graphics, and insert tables and charts. Learn to use templates and themes, slide masters, and transition effects.

NEW! PowerPoint 2010 Advanced

This course builds on the skills and concepts taught in PowerPoint 2010: Basic. Students will customize PowerPoint by modifying the Ribbon and changing application settings. They will also apply themes and templates, and they will work with SmartArt graphics and tables. Finally, students will integrate PowerPoint with Word and Excel.

PowerPoint 2007: Intermediate

Now that you know the basics of PowerPoint, you want to add an even more professional touch to all your presentations. Now you can! You'll get right into creating and managing charts; customizing presentation schemes and templates; editing notes and handout masters; adding special effects (including sounds, video and animation); and advanced techniques of setting up your slide show. Learn all this and more in this one-day hands on seminar. Prerequisite: working knowledge of basic PowerPoint skills.

PowerPoint 2007: Intro

Version 2007. Overhead transparencies are becoming a thing of the past. Nowadays, you are expected to have the know-how to create a dynamic computer slide show presentation. This class will give you the foundation you need. Now you can learn how to create professional-looking slides and handouts to use in meetings and other presentations. Topics include: PowerPoint basics; creating and editing text; graphics; and different views modes. PowerPoint includes many features that make presentations a breeze. Sign up today and discover how this fun and useful program can make at least one part of your life easier.

NEW! MS Project 2010: Intro

Students will learn how to create a new project file, create and modify task lists, create a Work Breakdown Structure, and work with task relationships. They'll also learn how to create a base calendar, assign resources to tasks, create task calendars, and create and modify tables. Students will use filters and groups, and they'll sort task and resource data. Finally, they will learn how to resolve resource conflicts.

MS Project 2010: Intermediate

From tracking, managing, and analyzing through project environment and communications, this advanced level class builds on knowledge received in the basic level course. Topics include baseline and interim plans, analysis of project statistics, project file formatting, custom views, and file consolidation.

NEW! Publisher 2010: Intro

Desktop publishing using MicroSoft. Detailed description pending. Please call for more details. (575-527-7776)

NEW! QuickBooks 2012: Intro

From setting up a QuickBooks company to paying the bills and printing the reports at the end of the process, our QuickBooks 2012 class is for you. Topics will also include entering customer, employee, and vendor information; writing checks; transferring money; and reconciling your accounts; as well as credit cards; sales forms; payments and deposits; and billing. This class is also compatible with QuickBooks 2009 & 2010 versions. Prerequisite: working knowledge of computers and Windows environment.

NEW! QuickBooks 2012: Adv

Continue where you left off in the Beginning QuickBooks class. Topics will include inventory, sales tax, payroll, special invoicing, tracking time and mileage, and customizing invoices and forms. Prerequisite: working knowledge of basic QuickBooks skills.

QuickBooks Certified User

Become a QuickBooks Certified User today! Call (575)527-7776 for details.

NEW! Windows 7

Learn the core features and functions of Windows 7 operating system. Learn how to use the start menu and task bar; move and resize windows; create and manage files, folders and libraries; create shortcuts; use gadgets and change system settings.

NEW! Word 2010: Basic

This course covers the basic features and functions of Word 2010. Students will enter and edit text, create and save documents, and learn how to enhance the appearance of a document by using various formatting options.

NEW! Word 2010: Intermediate

This course builds on the skills and concepts taught in Word 2010: Basic. Students will work with styles, sections, and columns and will use the Navigation pane to work with outlines. They will format tables, print labels and envelopes, and work with graphics.

NEW! Word 2010: Advanced

This course builds on the skills and concepts taught in Word 2010: Intermediate. Students will perform mail merges, create and use forms, and create master documents that include table of contents, a table of figures, footnotes, endnotes, an index, bookmarks, cross-references, and Web frames.

Word 2007: Intermediate

If you're a Word Intro level user, you're probably itching for more information! We'll cover tables, borders and shading, drawing objects, graphics, and columns. We find the power of AutoCorrect, AutoText, and templates, and learn file management within Word.

Word 2007: Intro

Using a word processor is a fundamental means of communication whether you are a student, office worker, or grandparent (or anyone else!). This beginning level class is for those with little or no word processing experience and/or those who would just like to learn Word. Join us in exploring topics such as: basic document skills; character, paragraph and document formatting; different document views; numbers and bullets; headers and footers; and printing. Packed with tips and tricks for getting the most out of your word processor, this class is for you!

Windows 7

Use the Start menu and taskbar; create and manage files, folders, and libraries; edit file metadata, search for content; create shortcuts; use gadgets; and change system settings. Also browse the Web with Internet Explorer 8, add sites to the Favorites list, and add RSS feeds.