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Previous Classes & Workshops

Here are some of Classes and Workshops that we have previously held. If you see something that you would like us to offer again or if you have an idea or suggestion for an upcoming Class or Workshop, please let us know!

Looking for something right now? Then check out our current Workshop and Class offerings.


Buying and Selling on eBay (2 Sessions)

This lecture style, two-part class on Buying and Selling on eBay was an expansion of our most popular class from last winter.

If you have been thinking of trying your hand in the world of online auctions with eBay or if you are already participating but feel that you could use some help to gain an advantage over the other online buyers and sellers, then this is the two-part class for you.


Introduction to Windows

This lecture and hands-on class is for those of you just getting your first computer or still trying to decide whether or not to upgrade (hard to beleive, but true). This class will help you to get acquainted with the current versions of Windows.

You will learn how to perform day-to-day tasks with your computer, how to find things when they get lost, what you need to do to keep your computer from having problems, and more. Because this is a hands-on class, attendance is limited by the number of computers available in the lab. Please call to reserve your seat.


Macintosh - Behind the Screen:
Maintenance and Troubleshooting

We have invited back the respected "Mac Doctor", Chuck Scheffreen to present a Macintosh maintenance and troubleshooting workshop. The "Mac Doctor" has been troubleshooting and fixing Macs full time since 1990.

This lecture style workshop, will cover the basic essentials of the Operating System, focusing on Control Panels and Extensions. The good "Doctor" will cover some of the more confusing concepts such as system memory vs. storage memory.

He usually likes to start with prevention, taking a backwards approach at the beginning -- covering such things as how to crash your computer by downloading and installing all those nifty utilities from the Internet, trading files with your buddies so that you can catch a virus and updating systems by installing over old ones.

In addition to showing us what "not" to do the "Mac Doctor" will cover basic maintenance such as rebuilding the desktop file, checking for current versions/updates of software, etc. If time permits he may cover using Norton, Tech Tool Pro, Disk First Aid, etc., though the "Doctor" believes more is gained by spending extra time on maintenance, prevention and basic system information


More Microsoft Word

This lecture and hands-on class will cover some of the more advanced capabilities of Microsoft Word. After a very quick review of BASIC word processing with MS WORD, the class will look at ways to make your work look like real business documents. Topics include, FORMATTING, STYLE, TEMPLATES, and WIZARDS. The use of clipart and basic DTP ideas will be discussed. Special emphasis will be given to ways to eliminate some of Word's annoyances and to make your word processing more productive.

Whether a new computer user or a seasoned word processor, this class will offer ways and means to improve your use of the computer. Students are expected to be comfortable with word processing.


Back-to-Basics Workshop

Introduction to the Internet

For those of you who are just getting your feet wet on the Internet or are still standing on the sidelines wondering what all of the hype is about, attend our Back-to-Basics Introduction to the Internet workshop for a quick overview of that WWW thing everyone is talking about.

This lecture style workshop will provide a good core of information about that phenomenon known as the Internet. A little bit of history, a little bit of technical background and a whole lot of online demonstrations. Products demonstrated will include e-mail, Web browsers, news viewers and file transfer programs. If you are feeling left out when others are talking about the Internet, come and see just how easy it really is to get online.


Back-to-Basics Workshop

E-mail on the Internet

This lecture style course will provide a wealth of information about e-mail, using a live connection to the Internet. Topics discussed will include program setup, Internet addresses, types of messages, attachments, signatures, nicknames, folders, filters and more. If you are feeling left out when others are talking about e-mail, come and see just how easy it really is.


Back-to-Basics Workshop

Browsing the World Wide Web on the Internet

This lecture style course will provide a good core of information about the World Wide Web. How to set up your Web browser as well as what to do with it once you're online, will be covered. If you are feeling left out when others are talking about "surfing" the Web, come and see just how much fun it really is.


Introduction to Databases - Part I

This introductory class using Microsoft Access, will cover the basics of databases -- how to create them and then put them to work. The format of the class is both lecture and hands-on, with practical exercises to ensure that each student is comfortable with the basics.

Why learn a database at all? Well, it can keep track of your family events, like births, deaths and marriages. If you have a hobby, you can record whatever details you want, even add new variations and categories, anytime. And if you're following the ups and downs of the stock market, few tools will help you track your stock transactions quite like a database.

Take this class, and you may find lots of ways to get more organized, and in the process discover hidden details that only the sorting and reorganizing of your records could reveal.


Introduction to Databases - Part II

This class builds on last week's Part I of using Microsoft Access. The format of the class is both lecture and hands-on with practical exercises to ensure that each student is comfortable with the basics.

Take this class, and you may find lots of ways to get more organized, and in the process discover hidden details that only the sorting and reorganizing of your records could reveal.

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