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Please register no later than two weeks before the class as we must give the Coronado Center two-weeks notice if a class has to be canceled. Also, many of our popular classes fill up quickly and registering early will assure you have a seat. All classes are held from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in room 5 at Coronado Center unless stated otherwise in the descriptions below. Those classes will be at the Village Church of Christ (VCOC) located at 210 Balboa Road.

Payment of Fee: Do not pay in advance. Bring your check (no cash please) with you to the class.

Registration Fees:
     $12 - Members
     $20 - Non-Members
     $15 - Membership Fee (Includes all members of the household)
     Become a member at the class and get the member rate immediately.

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Please register online by clicking the blue register button to the left FOR ALL CLASSES.
For questions or information on classes, call 501-260-8468.
To cancel your registration, email classes@cchsv.com or call 501-260-8468.


CLASSES FOR NEW USERS
ALL CLASSES ARE TAUGHT FROM 1:00 TO 4:00 P.M.
IN ROOM 5 AT CORONADO CENTER UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED
MAXIMUM OF 12 STUDENTS PER CLASS UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED

Basic Computer Skills Lab This class has been held.
Introduction to Windows 8 This class has been held.
Exploring Windows 8 Desktop
Managing Files and Folders Lab This class has been held.
Computer Care, Updates and Backups
Basic Internet Tools This class has been held.
Windows Live Mail This class has been held.


Basic Computer Skills Lab (Instructor: Bill Evans)
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.

Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of keyboard and typing skills.

This class is being taught multiple times. Select only one date:
     Thursday, January 30, 2014 This class has been held.
     Monday, March 3, 2014 This class has been held.
     (Maximum of 20 students per class)

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Introduction to Windows 8 (Instructor: Rob Tillotson)
This course is 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 cover 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 modern interface 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 introduced so the student will be able to get basic use from them and be better prepared for the other Windows 8 course offerings. Some of the settings system tools will be covered more thoroughly in this class.

Prerequisite: Successfully demonstrated knowledge and/or successful completion of Basic Computer Skills Lab.

This class is being held multiple times. Select only one date:
     Monday, February 3, 2014 This class has been held.
     Wednesday, March 5, 2014 This class has been held.
     (Maximum of 12 students per class)

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Exploring Windows 8 Desktop (Instructor: Bill Evans)
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. Also students will learn how to examine file/folder properties.

Prerequisites: Successfully demonstrated knowledge and/or successful completion of Basic Computer Skills Lab and Introduction to Windows 8.

This class is being held multiple times. Select only one date:
     Thursday, February 13, 2014 This class has been held.
     Wednesday, March 19 This class is full. You will be put on the wait list.
     (Maximum of 12 students per class)

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Managing Files and Folders Lab (Instructor: Bill Evans)
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.

Prerequisites: Successfully demonstrated knowledge and/or successful completion of Basic Computer Skills Lab and Introduction to Windows 8.

This class is being held multiple times. Select only one date:
     Wednesday, February 19, 2014 This class has been held.
     Thursday, March 27, 2014 Class is full. You will be put on the wait list.
     (Maximum of 12 students per class)

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Computer Care, Updates and Backups (Instructor: Derrell Dean)
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.

Prerequisite: Successfully demonstrated knowledge and/or successful completion of Basic Computer Skills Lab, and Managing Files and Folders Lab.

     Thursday, April 10, 2014
     (Maximum of 30 students per class)
     NOTE: This class is being held at the Village Church of Christ located at 210 Balboa Road.

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Basic Internet Tools (Instructor: Becky Gifford)
This class includes a basic tools of the Internet's structure and the available tools to find results to your questions. The class will include basic tools to find information, images, videos and tutorials on the Internet.

The use of a few search engines, both generalized and specialized, will be discussed and practiced. Topics will include choosing search terms and how to search for a phrase. A framework to evaluate what you find on the Internet and ways to check the information will be discussed. We will also demonstrate how to search websites such as YouTube and Google Images to find videos and photo images on the Internet.

Prerequisite: Successfully demonstrated knowledge and/or successful completion of Basic Computer Skills Lab.

     Monday, March 31, 2014 This class has been held.
     (Maximum of 12 students per class)

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Windows Live Mail (Instructor: Mary O'Neill)
This course is designed to give users an overview of Windows Live Mail: Using toolbars, display settings, reading and sending email and attachments, managing contacts, and discuss option settings.

Prerequisite: Successfully demonstrated knowledge and/or successful completion of Basic Computer Skills Lab.

     Thursday, April 3, 2014 This class has been held.
     (Maximum of 12 students per class)

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CLASSES FOR EXPERIENCED USERS
ALL CLASSES ARE TAUGHT FROM 1:00 TO 4:00 P.M.
IN ROOM 5 AT CORONADO CENTER UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED
MAXIMUM OF 12 STUDENTS PER CLASS UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED

PHOTO CLASSES

Introduction to Digital Cameras and Basic Photo Editing This class has been held.
Easy Photo Editing with Picasa This class has been held.
Photo Editing with Photoshop Elements
Windows Movie Maker This class has been held.

SPECIAL INTEREST CLASSES
Introduction to Spreadsheets This class has been held.
Intermediate Spreadsheets This class has been held.
Introduction to PowerPoint This class has been held.
Intermediate PowerPoint This class has been held.
Creating Greeting Cards and More This class has been held.


Introduction to Digital Cameras and Beginning Photo Editing (Instructor: Renee Steinpreis)
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.

Prerequisites: Successfully demonstrated knowledge and/or successful completion of Basic Computer Skills Lab, and Managing Files and Folders Lab.

     Thursday, February 27, 2014 This class has been held.
     (Maximum of 12 students per class)

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Easy Photo Editing with Picasa (Instructor: Renee Steinpreis)
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.

Prerequisite: Successfully demonstrated knowledge and/or successful completion of Basic Computer Skills Lab, and Managing Files and Folders Lab, and Introduction to Digital Cameras and Beginning Photo Editing.

This class is being held multiple times. Select only one date:
     Thursday, March 13, 2014 This class has been held.
     (Maximum of 12 students per class)

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Photo Editing with Photoshop Elements (Instructor: Bill Evans)
This is a survey course of the photo editing tools available using the Adobe Photoshop Elements editing software. The student will learn how the software is made up of Organizing and Editing sections. Several of the tools will be used in enhancing a photograph with emphasis in building layers. The student should be capable of using cut, copy and paste procedures with ease. Experience in basic editing software, such as Picasa, will be beneficial.

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

     Tuesday, April 15, 2014
     (Maximum of 12 students per class)

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Windows Movie Maker (Instructor: Renee Steinpreis)
This class will use the free software, Windows Movie Maker, to help students learn how to make a video with video clips and still photos. Video editing skills will be taught to adjust sound, clip out parts you do not want and add animations, transitions, and still photos which will be put together with music to create your movie. You will learn how to share this movie in many ways, from burning to DVD, to sharing via the cloud, You Tube, as well as converting your movie to different formats depending on how you are going to share it.

Prerequisite: Successfully demonstrated knowledge and/or successful completion of Basic Computer Skills Lab, and Managing Files and Folders Lab, and Introduction to Digital Cameras and Beginning Photo Editing.

     Tuesday, April 1, 2014
     (Maximum of 12 students per class)

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SPECIAL INTERESTS

Introduction to Spreadsheets: (Instructor: Rob Tillotson)
This course introduces electronic spreadsheets. Spreadsheets have been used (mostly in financial areas) for many years before there were computers. The advent of electronic spreadsheet programs caused an explosion in the types of data you can keep track of and the ways you can manipulate that data. This basic course will show you how to create a spreadsheet for a number of common uses. The entering and formatting of data and the use of formulas to work with data will be demonstrated. The student will learn that data is not just numbers and that the spreadsheet can make keeping track of many things easier.

Prerequisite: Successfully demonstrated knowledge and/or successful completion of Basic Computer Skills Lab, and Managing Files and Folders Lab.

     Monday, February 17, 2014 This class has been held.
     (Maximum of 12 students per class)

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Intermediate Spreadsheets: (Instructor: Rob Tillotson)
This course builds on the beginning course to show more advanced uses of spreadsheet applications. This session is still at a general user's level but introduces topics that can extend the usefulness of the data in your spreadsheet as well as new way to present that data in easy to understand formats. Charts, tables, data input forms (to make entering data easier) and using spreadsheets with other spreadsheets and other applications are covered. Discover a world beyond numbers.

Prerequisite: Successfully demonstrated knowledge and/or successful completion of Basic Computer Skills Lab, and Managing Files and Folders Lab, and Beginning Spreadsheets.

     Monday, February 24, 2014 This class has been held.
     (Maximum of 12 students per class)

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Introduction to PowerPoint: (Instructor: Gary Hoff)
Class participants will learn to create a basic PowerPoint slide presentation. They will use the basic tabs on the software. They will learn the elements of a good presentation as well as what not to do in a presentation.

Prerequisite: Successfully demonstrated knowledge and/or successful completion of Basic Computer Skills Lab, and Managing Files and Folders Lab.

     Thursday, February 6, 2014 This class has been held.
     (Maximum of 12 students per class)

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Intermediate PowerPoint: (Instructor: Gary Hoff)
This is a continuation of the Introduction to PowerPoint class. The class participants will begin with a basic presentation and then make modifications to enhance the audience’s experience when viewing the presentation. This will include the use of SmartArt and animations as well as inserting pictures.

Prerequisite: Successfully demonstrated knowledge and/or successful completion of Basic Computer Skills Lab, and Managing Files and Folders Lab, and Beginning PowerPoint.

     Monday, March 17, 2014
     (Maximum of 12 students per class)

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Creating Greeting Cards and More (Instructor: Derrell Dean)
This class helps student learn how to navigate desktop publishing software to create business cards, greeting cards, brochures and more. Student will learn how to import, rotate, re-size, and move text, photos and graphics as well how to change printer settings.

Prerequisite: Successfully demonstrated knowledge and/or successful completion of Basic Computer Skills Lab, and Managing Files and Folders Lab.

     Wednesday, February 5, 2014 This class has been held.
     (Maximum of 12 students per class)

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