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Course Descriptions & Schedule

 

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(Winter 2020)

Computer Basics

This course provides hands-on experience with the mouse and keyboard and introduces students to the basics of working in the Windows environment including the desktop, start menu, opening programs and manipulating windows. No prior computer experience required. 2 weeks - $10
5:30PM - 7:30PM
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
10:30AM - 12:30PM
Friday, January 17, 2020
Friday, January 24, 2020

Internet

This course uses basic internet terminology to teach how to use Mozilla Firefox to enter web addresses, do simple searches, use navigation tools, create favorites, print and more.  (Pre-requisite: In-lab demonstration of basic computing skillset, 10 min.)

2 weeks - $10
5:30PM - 7:30PM
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Friday, January 31, 2020
10:30AM - 12:30PM
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Friday, February 7, 2020

File Management

Learn to use File Manager to organize and manage your files and folders. Learn the difference between Save and Save As, create folders, move files, delete and rename files, etc. (Pre-requisite: In-lab demonstration of basic computing skillset, 10 min.) 2 weeks - $10
5:30PM - 7:30PM
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
10:30AM - 12:30PM
Friday, February 14, 2020
Friday, February 21, 2020

Intro to Microsoft Word 2016

This course introduces the student to Microsoft's word processing program. Topics include using the tools ribbon, creating, saving and printing documents, highlighting and formatting text, spelling and grammar check, headers and footers and inserting and manipulating objects such as tables, shapes and pictures. (Pre-requisite: In-lab demonstration of basic computing skillset, 10 min.) 3 weeks - $15
5:30PM - 7:30PM
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
10:30AM - 12:30PM
Friday, February 28, 2020
Friday, March 6, 2020
Friday, March 13, 2020

Intro to Microsoft Excel 2016

This course introduces the student to Microsoft Excel 2016, a spreadsheet program used for handling large amounts of data or for managing numbers and equations, such as in a budget. (Pre-requisite: In-lab demonstration of basic computing skillset, 10 min.) 3 weeks - $15
5:30PM - 7:30PM
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
10:30AM - 12:30PM
Friday, March 20, 2020
Friday, March 27, 2020
Friday, April 3, 2020

Intro to Microsoft PowerPoint 2016

This course introduces the student to Microsoft PowerPoint 2016, a program used for creating electronic slideshow presentations. (Pre-requisite: In-lab demonstration of basic computing skillset, 10 min.) 3 weeks - $15
10:30AM - 12:30PM
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Thursday, April 2, 2020

The Cloud

This course introduces the student to the cloud-based Google Drive platform. Learn how to use Google Drive to save, edit, and share your files. (Pre-requisites: In-lab demonstration of basic computing skillset, 10 min.) 2 weeks - $10
10:30AM - 12:30PM
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Thursday, March 12, 2020

Email Basics

In a one-on-one session (maximum one hour) we will help you to establish a web-based email account and show you how to read, reply to and send emails. We can help with attaching files as well. If you already have an email account, we can help you use it more effectively.
1 session – Appointment Required – Free

eBook Help

In a one-on-one session (maximum one hour) we will show you how to checkout library eBooks on your mobile device or eReader. For more information about this service, please see our eBook Help page. We also have do-it-yourself tutorials available.
1 session – Appointment Required – Free

How to Register for Classes

Advance Registration is Required for all Computer Classes

Enrollment must be done in person, in advance, at the MC-NPL Computer Lab. Students are considered enrolled only when they have paid their fees. Class fees are non-refundable.

Prior to enrolling for a course (other than Computer Basics), you may be asked to demonstrate a basic computing skillset. This should take no longer than ten minutes.

Information for Students

Students who miss a class session may be allowed to observe later sessions. They will not receive support unless they study the material they missed and complete any exercises that accompanied it. This unassisted self-study must be performed in the Computer Lab in order to qualify for support in subsequent sessions. Students should allow at least two hours for this unassisted self-study session.

Class sessions start promptly at the scheduled time, and late arrivals (10 minutes or more) may be allowed to observe from the back of the room at staff discretion, but they will not be supported through the lesson.

Classes are held in the Computer Lab. You will need a library card with an Internet Access sticker to be admitted to the lab. Please sign in with the Lab Staff a few minutes before class begins.

In case of inclement weather students should call the library on day of class to be sure it is open. If the library is closed on your class day, we will make every effort to schedule a make-up class.