Home

About the Library

Policies

Search Catalog

Research Tools

Links

Events Calendar

Computer Classes

Book News

Adult Programs

Teen Programs

Kids' Programs

Directions

Contact Us

Other Libraries

Adult Computer Classes @ RT Library

2014-2015 Class Schedule (Reservation Required)

Click here to see class descriptions.
Click here to fill out a class survey.

December
Weds, Dec 3 Power Word

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Thurs, Dec 4 Open Lab (Bring Your Own Device)* 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Weds, Dec 10 Power Excel

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Thurs, Dec 11 Open Lab (Bring Your Own Device)* 10:00 - 11:30 AM

*Registration suggested, not required. Otherwise, first come first served.

January
Weds, Jan 7

Computer Basics 1

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Thurs, Jan 8 Open Lab (Bring Your Own Device)* 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Weds, Jan 14 Computer Basics 2

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Thurs, Jan 15 Open Lab (Bring Your Own Device)* 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Weds, Jan 21 Internet Basics

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Thurs, Jan 22 Open Lab (Bring Your Own Device)* 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Weds, Jan 28 E-mail Basics

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Thurs, Jan 29 Open Lab (Bring Your Own Device)* 10:00 - 11:30 AM
*Registration suggested, not required. Otherwise, first come first served.


February
Weds, Feb 4 Microsoft Word Basics

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Thurs, Feb 5 Open Lab (Bring Your Own Device)* 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Weds, Feb 11 Microsoft Excel Basics

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Thurs, Feb 12 Open Lab (Bring Your Own Device)* 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Weds, Feb 18 Power Word

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Thurs, Feb 19 Open Lab (Bring Your Own Device)* 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Weds, Feb 25 Power Excel

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Thurs, Feb 26 Open Lab (Bring Your Own Device)* 10:00 - 11:30 AM

*Registration suggested, not required. Otherwise, first come first served.

March
Weds, Mar 4 Power Internet Searching

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Thurs, Mar 5 Open Lab (Bring Your Own Device)* 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Weds, Mar 12 Advanced Word

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Thurs, Mar 13 Open Lab (Bring Your Own Device)* 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Weds, Mar 19 Advanced Excel

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Thurs, Mar 20 Open Lab (Bring Your Own Device)* 10:00 - 11:30 AM
*Registration suggested, not required. Otherwise, first come first served.

Free online Computer Tutorials

Job and CareerIf you can't attend a class in person, you can access free online computer tutorials for Microsoft Office programs by clicking on the icon on the right for Job & Career Accelerator. When registering, please use your library card number as your username and the last six digits of your library card number as your password.

You can also try some of these free websites for excellent tutorials as well:

PBC Library Mouse Practice Mouse Practice Mouse Practice For Fun
Learn How to Type Typing Lessons Teach Parents Technology
Computer Basics     
Internet Basics More Cool Internet Tools
Microsoft Office Tutorials eBook Tutorial Word Class Exercise File

Class Descriptions

Computer Classes and Labs Start @ 10:00 am

Keyboarding
TBA

Would you like to type faster and with more confidence? Make the time you spend on the computer more enjoyable and productive by learning the keyboard. Ask a librarian about our self-directed Keyboarding class or click here.

Computer Basics 1
Jan 7

Never know when to single or double click? Want to learn how to fill out forms or learn how to launch an app? This introductory course is perfect for both brand new computer users and those who need a refresher course. Ask a librarian about our self-directed Computer basics class or click here.

Computer Basics 2
Jan 14

What are the parts of the computer? What's the difference between hardware and software? Learn the basics of how computers work and how to operate a computer. Prerequisite: Mousing or permission of the instructor.

Internet Basics
Jan 21

Just what is the Internet? Learn about the world wide web and some neat places to get started online. We will cover web browsers and web surfing basics, including simple searches, internet safety and etiquette. Part of our computer basics series. Prereq: Mousing and Keyboarding or permission of the instructor.

E-Mail Basics
Jan 28

New to e-mail? Learn how to send e-mail to friends and family using Gmail, including how to attach photos and resumes. Part of our computer basics series. Prereq: A Gmail or Google account (for help signing up, please see reference before class or click here); Mousing and Keyboarding, or permission of the instructor.

Microsoft Word Basics
Feb 4

Learn how to use Word 2013 to create a professional looking letter or a resume. Prereq: Mousing and Keyboarding or permission of the instructor.

Microsoft Excel Basics
Feb 11

Microsoft Excel Basics Learn the basics of working with spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel 2013. Topics include entering data and formulas, moving and copying data, & formatting worksheets. Prereq: Mousing and Keyboarding or permission of the instructor. Knowledge of High School algebra is helpful, but not required. Click here for example Sales Sheet and click here for example budget.

Social Media Basics
TBA

Why should I be on Facebook? Who cares about Twitter? Should I share my photos on Facebook or Pinterest? Learn how to be informed in the 21st Century. Prereq: Computer basics series or permission of the instructor. Click here for our guide to social media.

LinkedIn for Neworkers & Job Hunters
TBA

Why is it essential to have a Linked-in profile? Can I use Linked-in to get a job? What is the best way to fill out my profile? Prereq: Computer basics series or permission of the instructor. Click here for our powerpoint guide to LinkedIn.

Internet Shopping Basics
TBA

Too scared to shop online? This class is for you. Let us take you on a tour of popular e-commerce sites and learn how to shop safely and cheaply on the internet. Prereq: Mousing & Keyboarding or permission of the instructor.

Photo Editing Basics
TBA

Learn how to download, upload and edit photos using free online software, We’ll learn how to crop images, get rid of red-eye, and fine tune our photos. Prereq: Computer Basics Series or permission of the instructor.

Power Internet Searching
Mar 4

Want to search the internet like a pro? This intermediate level class will help you use Google more efficiently and introduce library databases. Prereq: Computer Basics Series or permission of the instructor.

Power Word
Feb 18

Do you already know how to use Word, but want to learn how to format documents more professionally? This intermediate level class explores editing, alignment, page formatting, headers, images and tables. Prereq: Computer Basics Series or permission of the instructor.

Power Excel
Feb 25

Already know Excel basics and want to tackle functions, formulas, charts and pivot tables? This class is for you! Prereq: Excel Basics or permission of the instructor.

Advanced Word
Mar 11

Explore beyond the Home ribbon! This class is geared towards helping you create a great report for work or college. Learn about headers, table of contents, managing sources, and inserting tables and graphics. Prereq: Power Word or permission of the instructor.

Advanced Excel
Mar 18

An advanced look at financial formulas and pivot tables. We'll also discuss conditional formatting and What-If analysis. Knowledge of Pre-Calculus recommended. Prereq: Power Excel or permission of the instructor.

Open Lab, Bring Your Own Device
Every Thursday

Learn how to download e-books or let us help you troubleshoot your mobile device! Schedule your 1/2 hour one-on-one appointment today! Only one appointment per person per month due to high demand.

-----