Our FREE Computer Classes are taught in the Windows Computer Learning Lab each month.
Classes are taught by skilled volunteer instructors, and we base class times on their availability as necessary.
Morning classes are generally held 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM. Afternoon class times can vary.
To sign up for a specific class or if you have any questions, please call (903) 237-1350.
Computer Class Monthly Schedule:
**Please note that classes are subject to change accordingly.
Please sign up with accurate contact information in case we need to promptly notify you of any changes.
There will be NO computer classes for the months of November and December due to holiday schedules.
Please look for their return in the new year!
• Computer Basics
This course offers students an opportunity to become more familiar with the basics of using a computer along with browsing the Internet. They will learn some of the hardware components of a computer & will learn to navigate through the Windows operating system. Instruction on how operate the mouse & keyboard will be given. Students will also receive a brief introduction to proper search techniques for looking up information with search engines. Proper information on securing a computer will be introduced.Through hands-on exercise, students will explore sample programs, learn about web browsers, hyperlinks, & searching the Internet. This class is designed for beginning computer users.
• Keyboarding Basics
This is a typing/keyboarding class designed for the beginning user. Students will become acquainted with the QWERTY keyboard layout. Proper technique typing will be talked about. Students will also learn about Home Row & keyboard shortcuts. The second half of class will focus on online keyboarding and typing tools that use different lessons to help track the student’s progress.
Requirements: Computer Basics is highly recommended.
• Internet Basics
This course is an introduction to web-based applications. Students will learn how to navigate the Internet through searches and hyperlinks with an emphasis on proper search techniques. Emphasis on certain operators will be taught to help define Internet searches. and operators to narrow results. E-mail etiquette, setup, and usage will be introduced. Other online educational tools and applications are also covered.
• Word Basics I
This class is designed as an introduction to word processing using Word. Students will learn the basic tools of Word and learn how to navigate the ribbon. Students will highlight, select, and modify text as well as how to use copy and paste. Students will also practice opening & saving a document. They will also be introduced to borders, spell check, and inserting images or pictures. Exercise will utilize these tools to create a party invitation.
Requirements: Computer & Keyboarding Basics.
• Word Basics II
This class introduces students to how to use text boxes, create and insert tables, and how to use different image and video media in a Word Document. Students will learn about inserting text boxes, videos, hyperlinks, shapes, & screen captures. Students will also be introduced to Online image searches & saving in different formats. Exercises include a review of cutting, pasting, & formatting text, creating a table & list, & drawing.
Requirements: Word Basics I
• Word Advanced
This class offers students advanced practice in inserting columns, headers, footers, footnotes, & cover pages. Students will also be introduced to the Table of Contents, proper citations, & Bibliography. Exercises include creating a newsletter type article with pictures, columns, table, Table of Contents, & page borders.
Requirements: Word Basics I & II
This class will provide students with an overview of how to create slideshow presentations using PowerPoint. Students will learn how to create a presentation, change formatting on individual slides, insert images & video. Further emphasis on applying designs, animations, transitions, & effects will be given. The final product will be a short presentation with handouts.
Requirements: Computer & Keyboarding Basics. Word Basics is required.
This class will offer students the opportunity to become familiar with Publisher, a desktop publishing program. Students will learn the kinds of publications & templates they can make using this program, learn to edit text & add text boxes. Further adding images, applying recoloring, & basic graphic design techniques will be shown. Students will create a greeting card using a built-in template.
Requirements: Computer & Keyboarding Basics. Word Basics is required.
• Basic Excel I
This class will offer students an opportunity to become familiar with spreadsheets. They will learn what a spreadsheet is & how to navigate Excel. They will learn the basic functions of navigating the ribbon, entering data and editing data, adding rows/columns, and sorting. Students will also learn how to highlight cells, move data, and use copy and paste.
Requirements: Computer & Keyboarding Basics. Word Basics is recommended
• Basic Excel II
This class will introduce students to formulas & other Excel tools.. Students will learn about the AutoFill function, formatting text, Sum & AutoSum, Conditional Formatting, Flash Fill, filtering, various chart functions, & Sparklines. Students will also learn how to create and edit charts, work with formulas, and understand Sparklines.
Requirements: Basic Excel I
• Advanced Excel I
A course on Excel for students to learn Advanced Functions such as Lookup, Count, CountIf, Sum & SumIf, as well as the OR. Students will also get to work with Absolute Reference, Syntax, and Today functions. The exercise included will give students the opportunity to practice the skills they have learned.
Requirements: Basic Excel I & II. Word Basics is required.
• Advanced Excel II
This is our most advanced & in-depth Excel class. Students will create & use a variety of tables & charts such as Pivot. Students will also learn about consolidating data and data validation. We will also learn about sub-totaling, defined name ranges, auto-fill, and protecting your work. Exercise will be included to help ensure a working knowledge of the program is attained.
Requirements: Advanced Excel I.
• Canva Basics
This class will offer students the opportunity to become familiar with Canva, a web-based publishing program. Students will learn the kinds of publications & templates they can make using this program, learn to edit text & add text boxes. Further adding images, applying recoloring, & basic graphic design techniques will be shown. Students will create a flyer using a built-in template.
Requirements: Computer Basics, Word Basics I & II, and a working email account. Internet Basics is highly recommended.
• Google Drive Basics
This course is an introduction to the common cloud storage platform Google Drive and how it functions. Students will work and become familiar with Google Drive and learn basic functions, such as uploading, downloading, creating and sharing files.
Requirements: Computer Basics & a working email account. Internet Basics is highly recommended.
Computer Class Exercise Materials