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Computer Courses

BASIC COMPUTER SOFTWARE SPECIALIST COURSES
SUNY Schenectady is proud to offer a 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 411 Intro to Excel
• CFP 412 Intro to Word
• 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 WINDOWS
Wednesdays, January 22 – February 12
6-8 p.m.

CRN# 10749
CFP 409-51
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 EXCEL
Tuesdays, January 28 – March 10
6-8 p.m.

CRN# 10490
CFP 411-51
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 MS WORD
Thursdays, January 30 – March 12
6-8 p.m.

CRN# 10596
CFP 412-51
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.

INTRODUCTION TO POWERPOINT
Wednesdays, March 25 – May 6
6-8 p.m.

CRN# 10748
CFP 401-51
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.

Additional Computer Courses

SHAREPOINT 2016/2013 SITE OWNER
Wednesday, January 15
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

CRN# 10751
CFP 422-51
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.

PHOTOSHOP CC PART I
Tuesday and Wednesday, February 11 and February 12
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

CRN#10636
CFP 424-51
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.

INTRODUCTION TO ACCESS
Mondays, March 23 – May 4
6-8 p.m.

CRN# 10489
CFP 410-51
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.

INTERMEDIATE EXCEL
Tuesdays, March 24 – May 5
6-8 p.m.

CRN# 10463
CFP 402-51
Fee: $130
Instructor: B:>Compatible
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.

MAINTAINING PEAK PC PERFORMANCE
Thursday, March 26
6-8 p.m.

CRN# 10446
CFP 400-51
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.

MICROSOFT PROJECT 2016/2013 PART I
Thursday, March 26
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

CRN# 11068
CFP 252-01
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. Click here to register.

INDESIGN CC PART I
Tuesday, April 7
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

CRN# 10635
CFP 423-51
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.

INTRO TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Thursday, April 9-30
6:30-7:30 p.m.

CRN# 10529
CFP 414-51
Fee: $95
Instructor: Art Innovators
Turn your photos into artful masterpieces. Students will learn tips and tricks of photography from a professional photographer. Topics include learning how to use your Digital SLR camera, how to create the right settings for pictures, photography fundamentals such as composition and lighting for creating the perfect shot and techniques for how to retouch photographs. Students are required to bring their own Digital SLR cameras. Click here to register.