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Please click here for a printable PDF of the Fall Workforce Development and Community Education course book.

 

Computer Courses

Basic Computer Software Specialist Certificate
Students must participate in and complete the following four courses in order to earn this introductory certificate:

  • CFP 409 Intro to Windows
  • CFP 410 Intro to Access
  • CFP 411 Intro to Excel
  • CFP 401 Intro to Power Point
For more information, please contact the Office of Workforce Development and Community Education at 518-595-1101 ext. 3 or 4.

 

INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL
CRN# 91097
CFP 411-51
Thursdays, September 5– October 17
6-8 p.m.

Fee: $130
Instructor: B:>Compatible
Businesses, colleges, and universities require students to create, analyze, and share important data quickly. This introductory course covers how to structure your spreadsheet for data input, how to create formulas, and then progress to dynamically displaying the results in a custom chart. With Excel, you will get the most out of your information. Click here to register.

 

INTRODUCTION TO POWERPOINT
CRN# 92041
CFP 401-51
Tuesdays, September 10 – October 22
6-8 p.m.

Fee: $130
Instructor: B:>Compatible
Businesses, colleges, and universities require students to prove their oral proficiency through frequent presentations. Many companies require their employees to present information in group settings. This course is designed to introduce students to Microsoft PowerPoint, the presentation graphics program. PowerPoint gives you everything you need to produce a professional-looking presentation. You can print slides, print handouts, print notes pages, prepare for 35mm slides, or deliver an on-screen presentation. Click here to register.

 

INTRODUCTION TO WINDOWS
CRN# 91095
CFP 409-51
Wednesdays, September 11 – October 2
6-8 p.m.

Fee: $125
Instructor: B:>Compatible
Students will learn how to use Microsoft Windows consumer operating system in this introductory course. Learn how to maneuver, customize and control the computer, ensure a safe computing environment, and discover Windows updates and why they should be installed. Students will also learn how to multi-task, manage folders and files, create shortcuts, how to install and use software, and more. Click here to register.

 

INTRODUCTION TO ACCESS
CRN# 91096
CFP 410-51
Wednesdays, October 9 – November 20
6-8 p.m.

Fee: $130
Instructor: B:>Compatible
Do you need to maintain extensive data and then generate reports for analysis? Learn how to design this relational database to meet your business needs. This course covers the development of a database and begins to explore how to query the data. Click here to register.

 

Additional Computer Courses

 

SHAREPOINT 2016/2013 SITE OWNER
CRN# 91800
CFP 422-51
Wednesday, September 4
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Fee: $325
Instructor: Microknowledge
This course will be taught at Microknowledge located at 15 Cornell Rd., Latham, N.Y., 12110
SharePoint is a web-based, collaborative platform that integrates with Microsoft Office. This one-day course is designed for existing MS SharePoint site users who need to create and manage a SharePoint team site. Click here to register.

 

INTRODUCTION TO MS WORD
CRN# 92042
CFP 412-51
Mondays, September 16 – October 28
6-8 p.m.

Fee: $130
Instructor: B:>Compatible
This introductory course covers the basics of word processing and provides instruction on how to create attractive, appealing documents. Colleges and universities require students to prove their writing proficiency by composing numerous papers. Competent word processing skills are needed for optimum communication. Click here to register.

 

INDESIGN CC PART I
CRN# 91801
CFP 423-51
Thursday, October 24
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Fee: $325
Instructor: Microknowledge
This course will be taught at Microknowledge located at 15 Cornell Rd., Latham, N.Y., 12110
This one-day course is designed for individuals who want to create clean, professional publications with ease. Become comfortable with the InDesign environment, create and edit a variety of publications, utilize master pages, format text, and finalize documents. Click here to register.

 

INTERMEDIATE EXCEL
CRN# 91796
CFP 402-51
Thursdays, October 24 – December 12
6-8 p.m.

Fee: $130
Instructor: B:>Compatible
(No class Nov. 28)
If you’re familiar with Excel and are ready to build upon that knowledge, then this is the course for you. This course will focus on pivot tables, using formulas for (but not limited to) financial, lookup and reference, and math and trig. Students will also learn about conditional formatting, how to protect your spreadsheet from changes, and how to create macros for repetitive work. Advance charting and forms for easy data entry will also be covered. Click here to register.

 

COMPUTER BASICS FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
CRN# 91824
CFP 428-51
Mondays and Wednesdays, October 28 – November 13
6-8 p.m.

Fee: $110
Instructor: techKnowPROF
Do you feel like a deer in the headlights when you try to use a computer? Do you need computer skills for the job hunt or so you can keep up with your children or grandchildren? This hands-on course will walk you through the basics so you can take charge of your computer. Students will learn how to turn the computer on and off, use a mouse and computer keyboard, and work with the Windows interface and Windows PC applications. They will also learn how to use Google and other search engines to find information and evaluate results surfing the Web, how to use e-mail, and how to keep their computer and Internet activities safe from criminal attacks, identify theft, and e-mail fraud. Students will also learn how to create folders, save files, and find them again. Students are asked to please bring the book My Windows 10 Computer for Seniors (2nd Edition, 2018) by Michael Miller to class. Click here to register.

 

MS WINDOWS AND OFFICE ESSENTIALS
CRN# 91100
CFP 416-51
Tuesdays, October 29 – November 19
6-8 p.m.

Fee: $75
Instructor: techKnowPROF
Need a crash course in Windows and Microsoft Office? In this hands-on class, students will learn basic skills in using Windows, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. This class is not recommended for new computer users. Basic keyboarding, mouse, and computer skills are required. Materials: Students will be asked to purchase a text book. Click here to register.

 

MAINTAINING PEAK PC PERFORMANCE
CRN# 91795
CFP 400-51
Monday, November 4
6-8 p.m.

Fee: $30
Instructor: B:>Compatible
Learn how to perform the procedures that will free up hard disk space and how to optimize your hard drive for faster performance. These techniques apply to all versions of Windows. Click here to register.

 

EMAIL & INTERNET SAFETY AND SECURITY
CRN# 91094
CFP 403-51
Thursday, November 7
6-8 p.m.

Fee: $30
Instructor: techKnowPROF
Don’t get hacked, scammed or held up by ransomware. If you think you’re safe just because you installed anti-virus software on your computer, think again. Fraudsters and identity thieves are out to get you every time you turn on your computer, check your mail, surf the Internet or post to Social Media. Learn the basic do’s and don’ts everyone should follow for safer computing. Windows laptop users: Please bring your laptop for some basic hands-on safety settings. Click here to register.

 

MICROSOFT PROJECT 2016/2013 PART I
CRN# 91361
CFP 252-01
Tuesday, November 12
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Fee: $325
Instructor: Microknowledge
This course will be taught at Microknowledge located at 15 Cornell Road, Latham, N.Y., 12110 This one-day course covers the essential skills needed to plan a project using Microsoft Project. Topics include scheduling tasks, creating a work breakdown structure, linking tasks, scheduling resources, examining Project’s views, and sorting and filtering. This course is taught by Microknowledge. Click here to register.

 

PHOTOSHOP CC PART I
CRN# 91360
CFP 424-51
Tuesday and Wednesday, December 17 & December 18
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Fee: $425
Instructor: Microknowledge
This course will be taught at Microknowledge located at 15 Cornell Rd., Latham, N.Y., 12110 This two-day class is designed to cover the Photoshop environment, working with image selections and layers, using image adjustment techniques, retouching and resizing images, and preparing finished images. Click here to register.