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Montgomery County-Norristown
Public Library

1001 Powell Street • Norristown, PA 19401 • (610) 278-5100

Course Descriptions & Schedule

 

Courses
Computer Basics
Internet
File Management
Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010
Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010
Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
Using the Cloud: Google Drive
Introduction to Web Design
Introduction to Computer Programming
Email Basics

Printable Documents
Winter 2016 Class Calendar
Winter 2016 Course Descriptions

How to Register for Classes


Computer Basics

This course, held in two sessions, 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 – $10.00
6:00PM-8:00PM
Tuesday, January 12 & 19, 2016
10:30AM-12:30PM
Friday, January 15 & 22, 2016

Internet

This course, held in two sessions, 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 – $10.00
6:00PM-8:00PM
Tuesday, January 26 & February 2, 2016
10:30 AM-12:30PM
Friday, January 29 & February 5, 2016

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 – $5.00
6:00PM-8:00PM
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
10:30AM-12:30PM
Friday, March 4, 2016

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010

This course, held in three sessions, introduces the student to Microsoft Word 2010, a 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 – $15.00
6:00PM-8:00PM
Tuesday, February 9, 16 & 23, 2016
10:30AM-12:30PM
Friday, February 12, 19 & 26, 2016

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010
This course, held in three sessions, 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 – $15.00
6:00PM-8:00PM
Tuesday, March 8, 15 & 22, 2016
10:30AM-12:30PM
Friday, March 11, 18 & April 1, 2016

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

This course, held in three sessions, 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.)
3 weeks – $15.00
6:00PM-8:00PM
Thursday, March 10, 17 & 24, 2016

Using the Cloud: Google Drive

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. and a Google Account)
1 week – $5.00
10:30AM-12:30PM
Thursday, March 3, 2016

Introduction to Web Design

Do you dream about creating a website? Come create a website for your business or personal use using WordPress in this hands-on class! Learn about hosting, content, design, and editing. This course requires an active email account and basic Internet skills. Registration is required. For more information, please call 610-278-5100 ext. 0. Presented by Carly Sewell. Since this class is taught by a guest instructor, registrations will be taken at the Circulation Desk.
4 weeks – $10.00
6:00PM-7:30PM
Wednesday, March 2, 9, 16, & 23

Introduction to Computer Programming

Come discover your first key concepts in the field of computer programming. In this hands-on instruction, you will learn the JavaScript programming language: the backbone of nearly 100% of what you see online and, according to many sources, the most in-demand language by employers today. It requires only an active email account. Registration is required. For more information, please call 610-278-5100 ext. 0. Presented by programmer Julio Ollarvia. Since this class is taught by a guest instructor, registrations will be taken at the Circulation Desk.
4 weeks – $10.00
6:30PM-7:30PM
Wednesday, January 27, February 3, 10 & 17

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

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 Enrollees

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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.