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Expand your personal and professional technology toolkit with a computer or photography class.

Computer Maintenance and Troubleshooting

 

Jamie Morton, Davis Sr. High A-5, 5 weeks

Spring, 1st class 4/4

Wed: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
$40 fee/5 weeks

Is your computer running slow, plagued by viruses, or does it sometimes seem to have a mind of its own?  Come learn how to resolve conflicts, speed up applications, and understand the inner workings of your computer in order to keep it running efficiently.  Instruction will be given on Windows-based computers, but Mac issues will also be discussed.  Students can bring their own laptops or use computers in the classroom.

 

 

Digital Photography - Introduction

 

Bruce Thomas, Davis Sr. High Library Lab, 10 weeks

Spring, 1st class 4/5

Th: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
$70 fee/quarter 

Do you want to get more out of the photos you take with your digital camera or cellphone?  This course provides an introduction to digital photography including the basics of how to take better landscape, portrait and action photos. Students will learn how to manage and optimize digital photos and use them in projects such as social media, photo albums, photo-sharing websites, slideshows, email attachments. Special topics: panoramic photography and 3D photography. This class covers basic principles of digital photography that apply to all types of cameras, and will not cover details of settings options on any specific model of camera.

 

 

 

Intermediate Digital Imaging with Adobe Photoshop

 

Jock Hamilton, Davis Sr. High Library Lab, 10 weeks

Spring, 1st class 4/2

Mon: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

$90 fee/quarter

 

If you know the basics of digital imaging and camera use, but want to improve your photographs, this is the class for you. Students will learn to maximize all that the digital camera can deliver, with an emphasis on “raw” processing using Adobe Photoshop. The course will teach you how to take better images and how to improve the images with correct processing. Students should bring their camera and owner’s manual to the first class. Mr. Hamilton has been displaying his artistic and professional digital photography for many years and has been a member of The Artery, Davis’s own artist’s cooperative, for over 30 years.

 

 

 

MS Excel

 

Chula Ranasinghe, Davis Sr. High A-5, 5 weeks

Winter, 1st class 1/11

Spring, 1st class 4/5

Th: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
$60 fee/5 weeks

Microsoft Excel should be part of any resume including entry level job applications. Join this short class to learn one of the most powerful and popular spreadsheets available. This class is ideal for people new to Excel or for those who have limited experience and want a better understanding of basic spreadsheet concepts. In this hands-on class, we will explore the fundamental operations of Excel.

 

 

MS Excel Advanced (class starts mid-quarter)

 

Chula Ranasinghe, Davis Sr. High A-5, 5 weeks

Winter, 1st class 2/15

Spring, 1st class 5/10
Th: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
$60 fee/5 weeks

This course will teach advanced features and functions of Microsoft Excel 2010. Students will learn how to create functions, export/import data, perform what-if analyses, and record and run macros. Understanding VLOOKUP, INDEX, and Excel’s other time-saving functions will help students take their Excel skills to the next level. Class prerequisite is a fundamental understanding of basic level Excel.

 

 

MS Word

 

Bruce Thomas, Davis Senior High Library Lab, 5 weeks

 

Students will use MS Word to learn about basic text formatting, document formatting, insert tools, finishing tools, forms and templates. Text editing with MS Word software is a critical skill for business and home computer users. Join us to learn the basics of creating documents with MS Word.

Winter, 1st class 1/11

Th: 6:00-7:30 p.m.

$50 fee/5 weeks

 

 

MS Powerpoint and Prezi for Presentations (class starts mid-quarter)

 

Bruce Thomas, Davis Senior High Library Lab, 5 weeks

 

Students will use PowerPoint and Prezi to create slideshows for business, education and personal presentations. Join us to learn about slide layout and design, insert tools, transitions, animations, slide show timing, and auto advance. Use digital photos, clipart and graphics to make artistic slideshows that effectively communicate your topics. A basic understanding of MS Word and text formatting is a prerequisite for this course.

Winter, 1st class 2/15

Th: 6:00-7:30 p.m.

$50 fee/5 weeks

 

 

Website Design

 

Bruce Thomas, Davis Sr. High Library Lab, 5 weeks

Winter, 1st class 1/10

Spring, 1st class 4/4

Wed: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
$50 fee/5 weeks 

Come learn the basics of website design. Students will design basic web pages, link pages together to make basic websites, set up an account with an internet service provider, and upload their pages to make them available on the internet. Students will also learn how to design pages for wiki and blog sites, which are among the new, interactive and collaborative types of websites.

 

 

Website Design – Intermediate (class starts mid-quarter)

 

Bruce Thomas, Davis Sr. High Library Lab, 5 weeks

Spring
TBD: 6:00-7:30 p.m.

$50 fee/5 weeks 

Join us to advance to the next level in website design. Students will learn to use cascading style sheets for managing styles, colors, webfonts and web page layout. Additional topics include introductions to SEO, online publicity, social media and analytics. Prerequisite: Website Design Introduction class or consent of the instructor.

 

 

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