Computer Classes


Computer Classes

Our FREE Computer Classes are taught in the Windows Computer Learning Lab each month.

Class times are 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM for mornings & 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM for evenings.
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 so we can notify you promptly.


November & December 2021

** Please note that for November and December 2021, there will be no computer classes due to holiday schedules.
Look for them to return in January 2022!



Class Descriptions:



• 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.
Requirements: None


• 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.
Note: This class is usually paired with Computer Basics as a 2-Day class.
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 emphasis on proper search techniques and operators to narrow results.  E-mail etiquette, setup, and usage will be introduced.  Other online educational tools and applications are also covered. 
Requirements: None



• Word Basics I

This class is designed as an introduction to word processing using Word. Students will learn the basic tools of Word & practice selecting, modifying text, cutting & pasting text. Students will also practice opening & saving a document. Spelling checks, paragraph options, page breaks, & margins discussed. Exercise will include editing a document & creating a party invitation.
Requirements: Computer & Keyboarding Basics.



• Word Basics II

This class introduces students to lists, tables, & drawing. Students will learn about inserting text boxes, video, hyperlinks, shapes, & screen captures. Students will also be introduced to online image searches & saving in different formats. Exercises include 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 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



• PowerPoint

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.


• Publisher

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 like entering data, editing spreadsheets, adding rows/columns, sorting, copying, & basic illustration tools.
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.
Requirements: Basic Excel I


• Advanced Excel I

A course on Excel for students to learn advanced tools such as Lookup, Count, CountIf, Sum & SumIf, as well as the OR & & functions & the Today functions. Exercise will be included for more practice.
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. We will also share workbooks & merge spreadsheets. Exercise will be included to help ensure a working knowledge of the program is attained.
Requirements: Advanced Excel I.


• Access I

This course will introduce students Access – a database program. Students will learn the basics about creating tables, inputting data, creating forms, queries, & Reports. Emphasis will also be on how to plan a database as well as different Views & basic formatting.
Requirements: Basic Excel & Word Basics. Advanced Excel is highly recommended.


• Access II

This course introduces students to further relational database concepts, such as creating relationships, understanding & moving primary keys, input masks, & proper data validation.
Emphasis will also be added to importing tables from Access & non-Access files.
Requirements: Access I


Computer Class Exercise Materials


Word Basics


• Housewarming Invite
• The Plains of Spain

Word Advanced

• Sample Files

Basic Excel

• Basic Excel I Checkbook Exercise
• Basic Excel I Workbook
• Basic Excel II Workbook

Advanced Excel

• Advanced Excel I Workbook
• Advanced Excel II Workbook

PowerPoint

• Class Examples