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Many of our popular classes and workshops fill up quickly and registering early will assure you have a seat. All classes and workshops are held in room 5 at Coronado Center unless stated otherwise in the descriptions below.

What is the Difference Between a Class and a Workshop?

Workshops are more intensive and focusing than classes. Usually a particular aspect of a software package is focused on and the attendees work on examples to hone their skills with more advanced features. Workshops may also cover hidden features or capabilities of software packages to open up new aspects for using the software.

Registration Fees:

See class descriptions for fees. Join CCHSV for $15 (includes all members of the household) and get the member rate immediately.

Payment of Fee:

Do not pay in advance. Bring your check or correct amount of cash to the class.

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How Do Our Classes Work?

Click on the Register button below. You will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours of registration. If you do not receive this email, contact the Registrar.

If the class is full, you will be put on the wait list. An email will be sent to you advising you of this status. If an opening comes up, you will be switched from the wait list to registered, and an email will be sent advising you of the change of status.

A reminder email will be sent around 5 days prior to the class. If you cannot come to the class, please let us know ASAP.

Fees are paid when you come to the class. Do not pay in advance. Please pay by check. If you must pay in cash, please have the correct amount as we keep very little money for change.

The Club furnishes a laptop for each student. There is only one student per laptop, so you do not have to share.

We have one assistant per two students giving you individual help.

You will receive a class handout prepared by the instructor.

If you bring a flash drive, we will download the class handout along with other documentation pertaining to the class subject.

For questions or information or to cancel your registration, call Alicia at 501-260-8468 or email Registrar.

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Basic Computer Skills
Windows Essentials Series
Managing Files and Folders
Computer Care for Windows 8
Making Microsoft Office Work For You Series
Exploring Microsoft Office on the Web
PowerPoint Workshop
Creating Forms With Word and Excel Workshop
Using Excel as a Database With Advanced Features Workshop

Basic Computer Skills Class


Instructor: Bill Evans

Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00 - 4:00 p.m., Thursday, January 22 This class has been held.

Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of keyboard and typing skills.

This course is designed as a "hands-on" lab for the individual that is just beginning to use Windows Operating Systems (OS). The student will learn how to properly use the "mouse" to move, cut, copy, paste and delete files/folders and to "drag and drop." The student will also be able to use the left and right mouse functions and explain capabilities of each.

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Windows 8 Essentials Class Series


Instructor: Rob Tillotson
Fee: $20 Member / $30 Non-member

This series is being held multiple times. Select only one series:

1:00-3:00, Monday, January 26 (Part 1) and 1:00-3:00, Tuesday, February 3 (Part 2) This class has been held.

6:00-8:00, Wednesday, April 15 (Part 1) and 1:00-3:00, Monday, April 27 (Part 2)

Prerequisites: Successful completion and/or equivalent knowledge of Basic Computer Skills.

This is a two-part course designed to give the new Windows 8 user the necessary information to effectively use his/her computer's Windows 8 operating system. It is also designed to show those contemplating upgrading to a Windows 8 computer what to expect in the new system. It will show the uses of Microsoft's new modern interface user interface and changes to Windows system components. The student will see that the friendly system they are used to is still there, but that a second faster and more transparent system is available. Major apps in the Start Screen will be discussed. Coping without a Windows 7 version of a start button will be discussed. The desktop and system tools will be covered thoroughly so the student will be able to get the best use from them and be better prepared for the other Windows course offerings. Some of the settings system tools will be covered more thoroughly in this series. Both interfaces will be covered in an interleaved fashion, so it is important to attend both sessions in the series. Bring your questions and we will try to work them into the series.

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Managing Files and Folders Class


Instructor: Bill Evans
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member

This class is being held multiple times. Select only one date:
1:00-4:00, Thursday, February 12 CANCELLED
1:00-4:00, Tuesday, April 28

Prerequisites: Successful completion and/or equivalent knowledge of Basic Computer Skills and Introduction to Windows 8.

Attendees will explore the concepts of creating, saving, locating, and managing files and folders on their computer. Utilizing the navigation capabilities of Windows Explorer, students will sort, group, manage files/folders in the user libraries, and managing the various file types within the documents, pictures, public and e-mail files and folders.

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Computer Care for Windows 8 Class

Instructor: Derrell Dean
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Tuesday, February 17 CANCELLED

Prerequisites: Successful completion and/or equivalent knowledge of Basic Computer Skills, Windows Basics, Windows Desktop, and Managing Files and Folders Lab.

Students will learn new techniques to maintain and enhance computer performance, accelerating the system startup configuration to modifying security settings and working with various types of software updates. Additional backup procedures will be demonstrated and insight into the maze of virus and spyware protection products and will also be covered.

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Making Microsoft Office Work for You Class Series


Instructor: Rob Tillotson
Fee: $20 Member / $30 Non-member
Introduction: 1:00-3:00, Tuesday, March 3 This class has been held.
Applied: 5:30-8:30, Thursday, March 5 This class has been held.

Prerequisites: Successful completion and/or equivalent knowledge of Basic Computer Skills, Windows Basics, Windows Desktop, and Managing Files and Folders. Microsoft Office is an overwhelming software product.

Part 1: Introduction: With so many things possible it is hard to get started. This course will introduce the top three components of Office for home use and show you how to get started using them. This won't be an in-depth or overly technical look at any of the applications. The course will cover enough to get you started using them productively and get you ready for the follow-on class. We will also point you in the direction of more advanced help and instruction. To help with one common question users have, "Which program do I use to do this?" The final portion of the class will show the same project in three different applications. Seeing the capabilities and differences of the applications will help you pick the best one for the job you have to do. You'll also get to pick at the examples to see how things are done. There will be plenty of tips and hand outs. If you bring a flash drive to class you will get all these files and some useful e-books too.

Part 2: Applied: Picking up where the introductory class left off, this class will discuss some of the more advanced features of the three core Office applications. We will dissect the previous examples and other new ones to develop techniques for handling touchy parts of the applications. We will cover the ways of getting what you want out of the software. We will cover a number of different projects you can use the programs for, such as: mailing lists, databases, projects for club support, making movies and more. Bring your questions to this class and we'll try to work them into the topics.

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Exploring Microsoft Office on the Web Class


Instructor: Derrell Dean
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Monday, March 23 CANCELLED

Prerequisites: Successful completion and/or equivalent knowledge of Basic Computer Skills, Windows Basics, Windows Desktop, and Managing Files and Folders.

Exploring Microsoft Office on the Web will take a quick look at one of the latest offerings from Microsoft. Office Online includes limited versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and One Note free to anyone with a Microsoft account and a web browser. In this course we will explore the capabilities and limitations of Office Online and the individual applications. We will create, modify and save documents. We will prepare documents for printing. Since Office Online is cloud based, we will also explore configuration and use of One Drive, Microsoft's cloud storage offering.

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PowerPoint Workshop

Create movies, animations and special effects with PowerPoint. Enhance presentations, websites and movies with stand-alone animations created right in PowerPoint.

Instructor: Rob Tillotson
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-3:00, Thursday, February 19 CANCELLED

Prerequisites: Successful completion and/or equivalent knowledge of Basic Computer Skills, Windows Basics, Windows Desktop, and Managing Files and Folders. PowerPoint is an overwhelming software product.

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Creating Forms with Word and Excel Workshop

Instructor: Rob Tillotson
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Tuesday, March 17 CANCELLED

Prerequisites: Successful completion and/or equivalent knowledge of Basic Computer Skills, Windows Basics, Windows Desktop, and Managing Files and Folders. Microsoft Office is an overwhelming software product.

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Using Excel as a Database with Advanced Features Workshop

Instructor: Rob Tillotson
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Tuesday, March 31

Prerequisites: Successful completion and/or equivalent knowledge of Basic Computer Skills, Windows Basics, Windows Desktop, and Managing Files and Folders. Microsoft Office is an overwhelming software product.

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Simplfying Email with Mozilla Thunderbird
Introduction to Digital Cameras and Basic Photo Editing
Easy Photo Editing with Picasa
Facebook
Advanced Facebook Workshop
Using Google and the Cloud
Creating Audio Files Using Audacity
Recovering from Malware, Viruses and Web Attacks Workshop

Simplifying Email with Mozilla Thunderbird Class


Instructor: Mary O'Neill
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Monday, March 30 CANCELLED

Prerequisites: Successful completion and/or equivalent knowledge of Basic Computer Skills, Windows Basics, Windows Desktop, and Managing Files and Folders.

This course is designed to give users an overview of Thunderbird: Using toolbars, display settings, reading and sending email and attachments, managing contacts, option settings, and security.

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Introduction to Digital Cameras and Beginning Photo Editing Class


Instructor: Renee Steinpreis
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Monday, February 23 CANCELLED

Prerequisites: Successful completion and/or equivalent knowledge of Basic Computer Skills, Windows Basics, Windows Desktop, and Managing Files and Folders.

This class will offer information on what to look for when buying a digital camera, understanding settings, using those settings and useful photography tips. We will use free photo editing software to help students learn how to organize and do some basic photo editing to improve the quality of their photos. This class is for those who want to learn more about their digital camera and who love inexpensive simplicity and ease in dealing with their digital photos.

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Easy Photo Editing with Picasa Class


Instructor: Renee Steinpreis
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Tuesday, April 7

Prerequisites: Successful completion and/or equivalent knowledge of Basic Computer Skills, Windows Basics, Windows Desktop, and Digital Cameras and Basic Photo Editing.

This class will use the free software Picasa to help students learn how to quickly organize and edit your photos with the greatest of ease. Students will use CCHSV Class computers and the photos that are available for the class so that all are working on the same project. We will also learn various ways to share the photos, from collages to posting on the internet with Google+. This class is for those who love inexpensive simplicity and ease with photo editing.

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Facebook Class


Instructor: Dennis Simpson
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member

This class is being held multiple times. Select one one date:
1:00-4:00, Thursday, March 19 This class has been held.This class has been held.
1:00-4:00, Thursday, April 30

Prerequisites: Successful completion and/or equivalent knowledge of Basic Computer Skills, Windows Basics, Windows Desktop, and Managing Files and Folders.

Facebook demographics have changed drastically. The (new) majority of people on Facebook are now over 50. Once thought of as a teen only social site, it has changed the social world. We will create and modify a profile, and search for friends and companies. Sharing pictures, manners and needed etiquette will be stressed. Important safety and privacy settings in Facebook will be displayed. Let's find the right one for you and your new social profile.

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Advanced Facebook Workshop

So, you have friends, and you have posted into Facebook. Now what? This class is designed for the “next step.” The day-to-day communications, etiquette and opportunities in Facebook. We will clearly define your “wall,” “news feeds” and “messages." We will cover games (how to NOT be requested), apps and add-ins. Most importantly, how to connect with those you want and block/refuse those you don’t.

Instructor: Dennis Simpson
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Thursday, April 2 CANCELLED

Prerequisites: Successful completion and/or equivalent knowledge of Basic Computer Skills, Windows Basics, Windows Desktop, Managing Files and Folders and knowledge of Facebook.

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Using Google and the Cloud Class


Instructor: Larry Wilson
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Thursday, February 5 This class has been held.

Prerequisite: Attendees should be able to copy and paste, import and export documents, upload and download documents, and understand basic toolbars.:

Google offers many features that will benefit all users. This course will introduce you to various aspects of Google and the Google Drive. In this course you will be able to:

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Creating Audio Files Using Audacity Class


Instructor: Larry Wilson
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Thursday, March 12 This class has been held.

Prerequisite: Participants will need to know basic computing skills including how to import and export files and how to copy and paste files.

Audacity is a free audio recording and editing that allows users to do many different things. In this class you will learn how to:

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Recovering From Malware, Viruses and Web Attacks Workshop

Instructor: TBD
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Thursday, April 9

Prerequisites: Successful completion and/or equivalent knowledge of Basic Computer Skills, Windows Basics, Windows Desktop, and Managing Files and Folders.

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