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Course Descriptions & Schedule

 

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
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
10:30AM - 12:30PM
Friday, April 28, 2017
Friday, May 5, 2017

Internet

This course uses basic internet terminology to teach how to use Internet Explorer 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
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
10:30AM - 12:30PM
Friday, May 12, 2017
Friday, May 19, 2017

File Management

Learn to use Windows Explorer 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.) 1 week - $5
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Microsoft Word 2010

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
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
10:30AM - 12:30PM
Friday, May 26, 2017
Friday, June 2, 2017
Friday, June 9, 2017

Microsoft Excel 2010

This course introduces the student to Microsoft Excel 2010, 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
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
10:30AM - 12:30PM
Friday, June 16, 2017
Friday, June 23, 2017
Friday, June 30, 2017

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

This course introduces the student to Microsoft PowerPoint 2010, a program used for creating electronic slideshow presentations. (Pre-requisite: In-lab demonstration of basic computing skillset, 10 min.)

We have no firm plans to offer this course during the Winter or Spring 2017 terms. Check back in the Fall.

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
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Thursday, June 8, 2017

Create a Website

Learn how to create a website for your business or personal use using WordPress in this hands-on class. Learn about hosting, content, design, and editing. (Pre-requisites: In-lab demonstration of basic computing skillset, 10 min. and an active email account) 3 weeks - $15
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Thursday, June 29, 2017

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 unable to attend a class session may be allowed to sit-in for later sessions, but will not receive support until they log at least one hour of unassisted self-study of the lesson plan for the missed 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.