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Adult Computer Classes @ RT Library

2015 Class Schedule (Reservation Required)

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


April
Weds, Apr 1 Internet Basics

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Thurs, Apr 2 Open Lab (Bring Your Own Device)* 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Weds, Apr 8 E-mail Basics

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Thurs, Apr 9 Open Lab (Bring Your Own Device)* 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Weds, Apr 29 Microsoft Word Basics

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Thurs, Apr 30 Open Lab (Bring Your Own Device)* 10:00 - 11:30 AM
*Registration suggested, not required. Otherwise, first come first served. Only one appointment per month per person.

May
Weds, May 6 Microsoft Excel Basics

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Thurs, May 7 Open Lab (Bring Your Own Device)* 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Weds, May 13 Power Word

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Thurs, May 14 Open Lab (Bring Your Own Device)* 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Weds, May 20 Power Excel

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Thurs, May 21 Open Lab (Bring Your Own Device)* 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Weds, May 27 Twitter Basics (Social Media Bas. I) **

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Thurs, May 28 Open Lab (Bring Your Own Device)* 10:00 - 11:30 AM
*Registration suggested, not required. Otherwise, first come first served. Only one appointment per month per person.
**Students must sign up for both Twitter and Facebook Classes
June
Weds, June 3 Facebook Basics (Social Media Bas. II) ** 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Thurs, June 4 Open Lab (Bring Your Own Device)* 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Weds, June 10 Power Internet Searching

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Thurs, June 11 Open Lab (Bring Your Own Device)* 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Weds, June 17 Advanced Word

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Thurs, June 18 Open Lab (Bring Your Own Device)* 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Thurs, June 24 Power Excel

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Thurs, June 25 Open Lab (Bring Your Own Device)* 10:00 - 11:30 AM

*Registration suggested, not required. Otherwise, first come first served. Only one appointment per month per person.
**Students must sign up for both Twitter and Facebook Classes

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
Mar 25

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 and then here.

Computer Basics 2
Mar 25

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
Apr 1

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
Apr 8

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
Apr 29

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
May 6

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.

Power Word
May 13

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
May 20

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. SalesSheetPower

Twitter Basics
May 27

An introduction to social media and twitter. 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.

Facebook Basics
June 3

An introduction to Facebook. Take what you learned about forums, blogs and chat in our Twitter basics class and apply it to Facebook. Prereq: Computer basics series or permission of the instructor.

Power Internet Searching
June 10

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.

Advanced Word
June 17

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
June 24

An advanced look at charts, pivot tables, and other topics. Knowledge of Algebra recommended. Prereq: Power Excel or permission of the instructor. Pivot File

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.

Open Lab, Bring Your Own Device
Select Thursdays

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.

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