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Computer Classes

Use your library card to take a computer class! The Library offers several computer classes to cardholders, ranging from basic to advanced.

Please register in advance by calling the location where the class will be held.

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Class Descriptions

  • BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS
    Prerequisites: None
    The perfect computer class for beginners. Introduces students to starting the computer, navigating the desktop, using the mouse, and the basic purposes of special function keys on the keyboard.

  • MICROSOFT WORD (BASIC)
    Prerequisites: Basic Computer Skills Course
    Microsoft Word is used to create documents and letters. This course covers basic features such as ribbon, tabs, and scrolling. Students learn to enter and select text, use spell check, adjust margins, double space, and print. Word Art and Clip Art are also covered. This class should be completed before taking more advanced courses.

  • MICROSOFT WORD (INTERMEDIATE)
    Prerequisites: Microsoft Word (Basic) Course
    This course covers headers and footers, tables and borders, formatting page numbers, and tab stops. Uses of cut, copy, and paste are also covered. Students should have completed the Microsoft Word (Basic) Course and/or have experience using the program.

  • EXPLORING THE INTERNET
    Prerequisites: Basic Computer Skills Course
    Students learn how to access the Internet and surf the Web. The course examines the makeup of Web addresses and teaches how to find information using search engines. Students should be comfortable using the computer mouse and keyboard before taking this course.

  • MICROSOFT EXCEL (BASIC)
    Prerequisites: Basic Computer Skills and Microsoft Word (Basic) Courses
    Microsoft Excel is used to create spreadsheets, which are used to organize information or to do numerical record-keeping. The course covers creating a basic spreadsheet and a chart. Students should be comfortable using Microsoft Word and the keyboard before taking this course.

  • MICROSOFT EXCEL (INTERMEDIATE)
    Prerequisites: Microsoft Excel (Basic) Course
    This course demonstrates uses of AutoFill, Cut, Copy, Paste, and Move. Students also learn how to compute percentages, designate data within charts, wrap information within cell ranges, and more. Students should have already completed the Microsoft Excel (Basic) Course and/or have a working knowledge of the program.

  • INTERNET JOB SEARCH
    Students receive a broad overview of employment search sites on the Internet as well as tips on navigating online job applications. Some class time will be devoted to students conducting searches on their own.

  • MICROSOFT POWERPOINT (BASIC)
    Prerequisites: Basic Computer Skills and Microsoft Word (Basic) Courses
    Create a fully functional slide presentation, including text, graphics, animation, and sound. Students should have already completed the Microsoft Word (Basic) Course and/or have a working knowledge of the program.

  • MICROSOFT POWERPOINT (INTERMEDIATE)
    Prerequisites: Basic Computer Skills, Microsoft Word (Basic), and Microsoft PowerPoint (Basic) Courses
    Increase proficiency in creating presentations and using PowerPoint. Students should have already completed the Microsoft Word (Basic) and Microsoft PowerPoint (Basic) Courses and/or have a working knowledge of the program.

  • FILE MANAGEMENT
    Prerequisites: Basic Computer Skills and Word (Basic) Courses
    Tips and techniques for organizing files and folders. Learn how to create and maintain documents, folders, and subfolders. Students should have already completed the Microsoft Word (Basic) Course and/or have a working knowledge of the program.

  • MAIL MERGE
    Prerequisites: Word (Intermediate), Excel (Intermediate) Courses
    Learn the process of combining a main document, such as a form letter, or mailing label, with a data source, such as a list of names and addresses, to produce a new document that has inserted the data information where needed. Students should have completed both Word (Intermediate) and Excel (Intermediate).