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Computer Courses

Spring 2021 Community Education Computer Courses

All courses will be held online.

View a PDF of the Spring 2021 Course Book.

 

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 10

Start dates: January 13, February 10, and additional classes every month
 Fee: $129
Instructor: Ed2Go

Welcome to Windows 10, the completely new operating system from Microsoft, which offers a more robust, more powerful, and completely unique computing experience. In this course, you will gain the foundation you need to get started right away using Windows 10. File Explorer can help you manage your files and create basic text documents using WordPad. From to finding files and folders, to organizing and editing photos, to managing files on external drives, you will learn everything you need to know about getting the most from this operating system. And since security is important, you will also learn how to protect your files, as well as how to protect and update Windows 10. Register for Introduction to Windows 10.

Introduction to Excel

Start dates: January 13, February 10, and additional classes every month
Fee: $129
Instructor: Ed2Go

Do you manage large sets of numbers, names, dates, or other pieces of information? If so, then you need to create worksheets to manage, store, organize, and even analyze this information. Excel, Microsoft’s powerful spreadsheet software, is the most widely-used program to handle this task. In fact, most workplaces require that new employees have a basic level of understanding of Microsoft Excel. Register for Introduction to Excel.

Introduction to Powerpoint

Start dates: January 13, February 10, and additional classes every month
Fee: $129
Instructor: Ed2Go

This in-depth course introduces PowerPoint’s functions and will teach you how to plan and create professional-quality presentations. You will learn how to catch your audience’s attention with PowerPoint’s visual features like photo album. As you become acquainted to Office 365, you will learn how to utilize OneDrive and PowerPoint Online’s cross-functionality—saving, editing, and sharing your presentations online. This course is perfect for beginners looking to learn how to use the latest PowerPoint software. You will have the opportunity to create a custom presentation with content specific to your needs. By completion, you will be able to create captivating presentations and contribute to your company’s business processes. Register for Introduction to PowerPoint.

Introduction to Microsoft Word

Start dates: January 13, February 10, and additional classes every month  
Fee: $129
Instructor: Ed2Go

Across all industries, the ability to create documents in a word processor is essential in 
day-to-day functions. From writing reports to Knowing how to use Microsoft Word, the most widely-used word processing program, adds an important skill set to your professional profile. This course will introduce you to the 2019 version of Microsoft Word, available through the Office 365 online platform. You will learn the basics of Word 2019 needed to write and edit text and to create, format, and organize documents. By the time you’re done with these hands-on activities, you will be able to use Word confidently at home or on the job. Register for Introduction to Microsoft Word.

 

Photoshop CC Part I

Monday and Tuesday, April 19 and April 20      
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
CRN#10636
CFP 424-51              
Fee: $750
Instructor: Microknowledge

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. Register for Photoshop CC Part I.


Introduction to Access 10

Start dates: January 13, February 10, and additional classes every month
Fee: $129
Instructor: Ed2Go
Learn to build, edit, and maintain a database in Microsoft Access 2010, using tables, reports, forms, and queries to give you fast access to all your important information. This course provides the skills to create an effective database for any type of information at home or on the job. Register for Introduction to Access 10.

 

Intermediate Excel

Start dates: January 13, February 10, and additional classes every month
Fee: $129
Instructor: Ed2Go

Gain new skills as you harness the power of Excel to become a more efficient user. This hands-on course will help you master charts, graphs, PivotTables, Slicers, Sparklines, AutoFilter, macros, and other advanced Microsoft Excel 2010 functions. Register for Intermediate Excel.

 

InDesign Accessibility Techniques

Thursday, January 20
8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
CRN# 11324
CFP 438-01 
Fee: $395
Instructor: Microknowledge

This advanced course is appropriate for the experienced InDesign user who would like to learn techniques to ensure InDesign documents are universally accessible before the document is converted to a PDF file. Students will learn how to apply accessibility techniques within InDesign to create documents which require minimal remediation once converted to PDF. Register for InDesign Accessibility Techniques.

 

Creating Effective Marketing Pieces in Adobe InDesign

Tuesdays, February 9 – February 23
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
CRN# 11325
CFP 439-51 
Fee: $475
Instructor: Microknowledge

The course is designed for individuals who want to create clean, professional publications with ease. Students will become proficient with the InDesign environment, create and edit a variety of publications, utilize master pages, format text and finalize documents. Register for Creating Effective Marketing Pieces in Adobe InDesign.