Course Descriptions & Schedule

 
Printable Classes Calendar Fall 2014
Printable Course Descriptions


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, September 16 & 23
10:30 AM-12:30PM
Friday, September 19 & 26


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, October 14, 21 & 28
10:30AM-12:30PM
Friday, October 17, 24 & 31


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, November 4
10:30AM-12:30PM
Friday, November 7


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, November 11, 18 & December 2
10:30AM-12:30PM
Friday, November 14, 21 & December 5


Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

This course, held in three sessions, introduces the student to Microsoft PowerPoint2010, 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
Wednesday, November 6, 13 & 20


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, Sept. 30 & Oct. 7
10:30 AM-12:30PM
Friday, Oct 3 & 10


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.