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WFD&CE Computer Courses

Summer 2020 Community Education Courses

The following courses will be offered online.

 

Computer Courses

BASIC COMPUTER SOFTWARE SPECIALIST CERTIFICATE

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 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

Start dates: May 13, June 17, July 15, August 12
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. Click here to register.

INTRODUCTION TO WINDOWS 10

Start dates: May 13, June 17, July 15, August 12
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. Click here to register.

INTRODUCTION TO POWERPOINT

Start dates: May 13, June 17, July 15, August 12
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. Click here to register.

INTRODUCTION TO WORD

Start dates: May 13, June 7, July 15, August 12
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. Click here to register.

 

Additional Computer Courses

PHOTOSHOP CC PART I

CRN# 61030
CFP 424-51
Wednesday and Thursday, May 27 and May 28
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Fee: $425

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. Click here to register.

-NEW- DEVELOPING A WORDPRESS WEBSITE

CRN# 61237
CFP 432-51
Tuesday and Wednesday, June 16 and June 17
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Fee: $425

Instructor: Microknowledge

Students will learn to develop a WordPress website from the ground up. Topics include initial configuration, using the Dashboard, content management, extending WordPress and publishing a site. The course is recommended for individuals who have XHTML and website development knowledge and are interested in learning how to use WordPress to create and maintain a website. Click here to register.

-NEW- VISUAL DATA ANALYSIS IN EXCEL

CRN# 61238
CFP 433-01
Wednesday, July 15
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fee: $325

Instructor: Microknowledge

Do you have a large amount of data that needs to be formatted into a concise report? Excel’s dashboard tools provide the ability to review large amounts of data. Key performance metrics for your organization can be organized onto a single page. To illustrate the outstanding indicators, charts and graphics can be integrated into the report. This course is designed for students who already have foundational knowledge and skills in Excel and who wish to begin taking advantage of some of the higher-level functionality to summarize table data using functions, charts, and pivot tables and display those elements in a dashboard format. Click here to register.

-NEW- CREATING EFFECTIVE MARKETING PIECES IN ADOBE INDESIGN

CRN# 61239
CFP 434-51
Tuesdays, August 4 – August 18
6-8 p.m.

Fee: $325

Instructor: Microknowledge

This course is designed for students 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. Click here to register.