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Intro to Photography - Understanding the Camera - Sept.


with Joseph Corrado

Calendar Sep 22, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

In this live course, we'll start with the basics of photography, covering the settings that all cameras share, to the basics of light and composition. It doesn’t matter what kind of camera you have—from a smartphone to a DSLR—the basics of photography remain unchanged. If your camera is a phone, we’ll talk about some different camera apps that can give you the same controls that regular cameras have. The goal is to create great images. Understanding how your camera functions will help you make more compelling images that you can be proud of. The final class will be an editing workshop. Bring your camera of choice to class!

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Google Drive


with Teresa Johnson

Calendar Sep 28, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This course will cover the use of Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, and Sharing files. Students will need a (free) Gmail account to participate in this class. The first night covers Docs & Sharing Files: How to navigate the Doc toolbar, design, save and recall your documents, all geared to optimal organization and communication, plus Sharing Files: what are the options for sharing of documents as well as good protocol for sharing. We will cover how you and your team (of 2 to 100) can all work from one document. Google Sheets and Slides will be covered on the 2nd class: Google Sheets, the spreadsheet piece in Google Drive, and Google Slides (the feature that allows users to make slideshows for presentations). We will cover the basics as well as copyright permissions; as time permits, other advanced features will be covered.

QuickBooks 2021-Basics & Intermediate


with Teresa Johnson

Calendar Oct 5, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This live, instructor-led Intuit-approved course, is a Microsoft Office Suite course using official course material for Windows 10 desktop geared for beginning/intermediate users. Students will learn to navigate one of the most widely used accounting software applications for small businesses. QuickBooks is an enormous aid in paying bills, invoicing, tracking expenses, paying sales tax and creating reports to better manage a small business or company. This course provides the MOS certification pathway (no expiration) for interested students, and they may elect to take the official exam here at our Certiport testing facility, when ready. Loaner laptops are provided for the duration of the class so that all students may have access to a Windows 10 device at home. Call the Adult Ed office for separate purchase details of the required eBook/eLab which accompanies this course.

Excel 2019 - Basics & Intermediate


with Teresa Johnson

Calendar Oct 7, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

The official course material approved by Intuit & Microsoft is used in this live, instructor-led certification course using Windows 10 Desktop. Widely used in office settings, knowledge of Excel 2019 will enhance employment possibilities. New users will learn the basic setup and use of spreadsheets and Excel users may use it to refresh their skills. Included are editing and formatting of cells, basic use of formulas, as well as other tools. This course provides the MOS certification pathway (no expiration) for interested students, and students may elect to take the official exam here at our Certiport testing facility, when ready. Call the Adult Ed office for separate purchase details of the required eBook/eLab which accompanies this course.

Zoom Basics One-on-One Tutoring
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Zoom Basics One-on-One Tutoring


with Shenley Neely

Calendar Oct 12, 2021 at 4:30 pm

Schedule with Shenley Neely, our Adult Education Site Assistant, for a one-on-one practice session to learn how to use the Zoom platform. Zoom is the cloud-based video conferencing platform which lets you attend classes virtually and meet with others either by video or audio-only or both. She will help you download the app and explore basic features so you can participate on Zoom with greater confidence. Bring along your laptop (you must know your username/password to access your account, please!), or she can show you the process on one of ours, if preferred. Call 596-7751 x3 to schedule an appointment.

CNC Machining - Oct.


with Ben Scott

Calendar Oct 19, 2021 at 4:30 pm, runs for 7 weeks

This 21 hour course introduces students to CNC (Computer Numerical Control) manufacturing.  Machine functions, tooling set-up, reading machine language, part set-up and machine manipulation will be covered. Basic CNC mill operations and manual programming techniques will be used. Learn the fundamentals of using a vertical CNC milling machine and how to generate a program using basic G and M codes. Upon course completion, students are eligible for employment through several area businesses. Prerequisite: completion in the Machining Part 1 course, employment in the industry, or enrollment in Tooling university courses. Complete these forms to apply: welding forms 3part

Payment plan available: $100 deposit plus 4 payments of $52.50, paid weekly.

Finding Jobs Online: Using LinkedIn & More


with Jay Orlando

Calendar Oct 19, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Learn how to navigate the most common job websites (LinkedIn,, In the first session, we will cover how to create a profile and search for jobs, learn the “recipe” for writing a compelling resume and cover letter, discover best approaches for connecting with “head hunters”, and then handle what to do when you get the call for an interview! In session two, we will have a “working session” that allows for 1-on-1 assistance, plus the chance to practice your new skills.

iPhone & iPad; Make Use of the Tool


with Lee Fox

Calendar Oct 20, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This course easily accommodates the beginner Apple user as well as those who desire to master all the more advanced features offered by Apple products! Even if you consider yourself a newcomer to Apple products, enroll with Lee and he will assist you with learning all about the basics of your devices. You will soon become comfortable and familiar with all the iPhone and iPad services and products on Apple’s website, YouTube Apple channels, and other valuable iPhone and iPad resources. Some of the basic skills you will learn include: setting up and personalizing your Apple devices, and connecting to the Internet and keeping your Apple devices secure. More advanced features you will learn include: adding Bluetooth, the Apple keyboard and other accessories to your Apple device. Lee will show you everything you need to know about installing and managing multiple email accounts, Google maps, streaming music and movies and how to easily backup and restore your Apple devices. You will learn about the iCloud or Google Drive and how to store and share your data and photos. Source reference handouts will be provided to all enrolled students.

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