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Create a Website in Less Than 30 Minutes

Instructor: Heman Lee

WordPress is an online, open source (FREE) website creation tool. It’s probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website Content Management System (or CMS) in existence today. Basically, you can have a website up a running in less than 30 minutes with no programming skills involved. You can create a website for your favorite recipes or write about your trip to China.

Prerequisite: Students must have taken Introduction to Internet/Email or Facebook or have equivalent knowledge. Limit: 4 students.

Computer assistance/tutoring

Work with an instructor to solve your problems using your own computer and software. Dates and times are by appointment.

For questions or to register for classes, please call (916) 393-9026 ext. 330 or email classes@accsv.org.

Introduction to Computers

This class is designed for beginners or students with limited or no experience with computers. Learn about computer hardware, system components, software and more. No prerequisites, just a desire to learn.

WINDOWS


Windows 10 (basic)Windows 10 Logo

This class is for those that have worked with an earlier version of Windows, but are new to Windows 10. All of the most important topics are covered, such as using the internet safely, sending and receiving email and working with files and folders. You will also learn how to organize and view photos and videos and listen to music in Windows 10. You will become familiar with the new Start menu and learn how to adjust the settings to make it easier to work with Windows 10.

MICROSOFT OFFICE


Microsoft Excel

Learn how to manage your personal finances with the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet program. Keep track of your rentals or manage your club’s mailing list. In this class you will understand how to enter data, labels and formulas in a worksheet and present it in a meaningful way, such as in bar graphs and pie charts. Excel can do all of your calculations automatically.

PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS


Photo editing (beginning)Photo Editing Icon

This is a beginner’s class in the Photoshop Elements 11 or higher. Learn how to do basic color adjustment and cropping and organize and share photos on the internet. The new, easy-to-use editing options make editing easier than ever. For the advanced user, this new version has many of the advanced features as its big brother, Photoshop CS6, but at a fraction of the cost.

FILM/VIDEO EDITING


Film/video editing (beginning)Video Editing

Use your digital camera to generate your own documentaries, travelogues or movies of treasured moments and events. Create and organize your still photos, videos, and audio into digital format playbacks on DVD’s, PC’s, internet, etc. This class will show you the easy drag and drop technique of a popular and inexpensive software. Enhance existing recorded material with music, voice over, sub-titles, text, color corrections, cropping, slow-motion, and other special audio & video FX’s.

Video and special projects editing (intermediate)

Emphasis will be placed on generating your personal video projects into finished & polished products (DVD, YouTube, etc.). Greater depth and time may be spent to help you get the results you want. This class is a continuation of the easy drag and drop software used in the beginning class. Basic experience and skills with consumer level video editing software is recommended for this class.

INTERNET/SOCIAL MEDIA


Introduction to Facebook

This introductory class will show you how to set up an account, manage your security and group access rights, create/organize your events, photos, etc. You will also be able to receive events, feedback, notices, etc., from your participating friends and relatives.

Introduction to Skype

Use your computer to make internet calls to other computers for free and cheap online calls to landline and mobile phones with Skype. Learn how to download Skype for free and use it to keep in touch with friends and family.

Computer security


Keep your computer running smoothly and efficiently. Optimize Windows and clean up your hard drive. Learn to protect your computer from viruses and spyware; manage the settings and clear history in Internet Explorer; defrag the hard drive; use System Restore; use Windows Update; manage start-up programs and back up your data.

TABLETS


Galaxy/Note or Android Tablet

This class is designed for owners of the Samsung Galaxy or Note tablet computer which uses Google’s Android Operating System. Explore the wide range of possibilities, such as instant messages, email, surfing the Internet, taking notes, planning a trip, or keeping a calendar. The Samsung Galaxy Tab and the Note come equipped with a large number of standard apps (programs) that you can use to work with photos, videos, and music. You can immediately share your photos with others. You will also learn how to download FREE apps from the Google Play Store.

MAC, iPAD, iPHONE


MAC OS X

Learn about the Mac using OS X 10/10.4 Yosemite.Learn how to use basic features, such as accessing the Internet, using e-mail and organizing files and folders. Get acquainted with some of the handy tools and apps included on the Mac that make it easy to work with photos, video, and music. Change the look and feel of your Mac interface and learn how to set preferences to make it even easier to work on your Mac. Students must bring their own MacBook (laptop or iMac).

Learn to work with your iPad

Get the most out of your iPad. Send and receive e-mails, surf the internet, make and keep notes, look up addresses and maintain your calendar. The iPad tablet computer also comes with built-in applications for listening to music and taking pictures and videos. You can customize your iPad by adding from thousands of available applications from the App Store.

iPhone with iOS 9.1

Learn to use the iPhone (3GS, 4, 4S, 5, 5S, 5C, 6 and 6S) with the new operating system iOS 9.1, which is a substantial change from the previous version. Make calls, store contacts, use the calendar, jot down notes, listen to music, send email, browse the internet and more.