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MC4-009 — Working With the iPhone
Demonstrates some insanely cool tips and techniques that will help each participant be able to better use and enjoy their iPhone 4, 4S, or 5 in the classroom, the office and at home. Participants must bring their own iPhones to class.

MC4-010 — Working with the iPad
Demonstrates tips and techniques to help each participant get better use and enjoyment from their iPad in the classroom, the office and at home. Participants must bring their own iPads to class.

MC4-013 — Making the most of a Mac
Demonstrates some of the wonderful features that make a Mac a great product. This class pays special attention to the operating system, iLife software (iMovie, GarageBand, iPhoto)and iWork software (Pages, Keynote, Numbers).

Bookeeping

MC4-213 — Quickbooks Concepts
This lecture-only course teaches the student the fundamentals of using QuickBooks software to effectively maintain accounting records.

MC4-214 — Quickbooks Functionality
Continue learning QuickBook. Learn how to receive payments and make deposits, how to enter and pay bills, and how to analyze financial data. This is a hands-on workshop that meets five times. Prerequisite: Quickbooks Concepts (MC4-213)

MC4-215 — Quickbooks Payroll
Learn how to use the payroll feature of QuickBooks. This is an instructor-led workshop-lecture/demonstration that meets three times. Prerequisites: QuickBooks Concepts (MC4-213) and QuickBooks Functionality (MC4-214).

Computer Basics

OP8-061 — Introductory Keyboarding
Students learn proper finger techniques while increasing speed and accuracy. Software and USB Flash Drive required.

MC4-401 — Computer Basics Part 1
Introduction to computer terminology, hardware, Windows software and mouse usage. Basic use of word processor and Internet browser are covered. Textbooks and USB flash drive required.

MC4-402 — Computer Basics Part 2
Instruction in word processing, spreadsheet, PowerPoint and database applications. Textbook and USB Flash drive required. Prerequisite: Computer Basics Part 1 (MC4-401) or equivalent.

MC4-475 — Windows
Teaches the fundamental skills necessary to adequately use Windows. Prerequisite: Personal Computer Basics or equivalent experience. Textbook and USB flash drive required.

MC4-011 — Getting Going With Google
Google has become one of the most commonly used technology terms in the world. This class examines these free tools and discuss a variety of ways that a user can utilize Google's offerings in their everyday life.

MC4-012 — Understanding Cloud Storage
The concept of storing your information in the "cloud" has become extremely popular. But what does the "cloud" mean? Why would you put information in the "cloud"? Are there any risks in putting your information in the "cloud"? How do you put your information in the "cloud"? What are some great "cloud" services? These and many other questions will be answered in this class.

MC4-015 — YouTube and You
YouTube is a video sharing website. Learn about the history of YouTube, how this popular social media is being used, how to search for specific videos, share video links, how to upload videos, and a variety of techniques that can be used to get the most out of YouTube.

MC4-016 — Social Networking
For first-time users, social networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter can be challenging to master. This course will present an overview of effective social networking sites and specific tools used to increase visibility, strengthen and generate response. Learn to sign up, create your page, update settings, set securities and join friends/groups. Come to class prepared with personal information including email address, contact information, service provider, and background/photos.

One-day Computer Classes

MC4-099 - MS Office Transitioning
This course covers those features of Microsoft Office 2010 that are new to the Office system, with dedicated units for the new features of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. In addition, students learn about ribbon customization and Backstage view, and save a file as a PDF. Prerequisite: MS Office 2007 experience. Textbook and USB flash drive required.

MC4-510 - Word Level 1 Fast Track
Participants learn how to create and edit various documents and reports. It will also cover how to use the mail merge function within Word 2010. Prerequisites: Experience with Windows or Computer Basics (MC4-401) and keyboarding skills. Textbook and USB Flash drive required.

MC4-511 - Word Level 2 Fast Track
Participants learn how to work with tables, create newsletters, employee manuals, promotional brochures and research papers using Word 2010. Prerequisite: Word Level 1 (MC4-447) or Word Level 1 Fast Track (MC-510) or equivalent experience. Textbook and USB flash drive required.

MC4-520 - Excel Level 1 Fast Track
Participants learn how to create, edit, view, print, work with formulas, functions, format cells and change appearances of a worksheet using Excel 2010. Prerequisite: Experience with Windows or Computer Basics (MC4-401) and keyboarding skills. Textbook and USB flash drive required.

MC4-521 - Excel Level 2 Fast Track
Participants learn how to use charts, work with large worksheets, add graphics, use templates, protect worksheets and manage multiple sheet workbooks. Prerequisite: Excel Level 1 (MC4-464) or Excel Level Fast Track (MC4-520) or equivalent experience. Textbook and USB flash drive required.

MC4-522 - Excel Level 3 Fast Track
Participants learn how to use excel databases, how to create pivot tables and macros, proper use of financial functions and data analysis. Prerequisites: Excel Level 2 (MC4-465) or Excel Level 2 Fast Track (MC4-521 or equivalent experience. Required: Textbook and USB flash drive. (Spring Semester only)

MC4-530 - Access Level 1 Fast Track
Participants learn what a database is, how it is used, built, managed, maintained and documented using Access 2010. Prerequisite: Experience with Windows or Computer Basics (MC4-401) and keyboarding skills. Textbook and USB flash drive required.

MC4-531 - Access Level 2 Fast Track
This fast paced course will teach participants how to design a relational database, create queries, customize input forms and create custom reports using Access 2010. Prerequisite: Access 2010 (MC4-472) or Access Fast Track (MC4-530) or equivalent experience. Textbook and USB flash drive required.

MC4-540 - PowerPoint Level 1 Fast Track
Participants learn how to create, design, add graphics, sounds, insert charts and deliver presentations using PowerPoint 2010. Prerequisites: Experience with Windows or Computer Basics (MC4-401) and keyboarding skills. Textbook and USB flash drive required.

MC4-541 - PowerPoint Level 2 Fast Track
Participants learn how to prepare, add multimedia, use table and customize themes and slide masters for presentations using PowerPoint 2010. Prerequisites: PowerPoint 2010 Level 1 (MC4-482) or PowerPoint Fast Track (MC4-540) or equivalent experience. Textbook and USB flash drive required.

Internet Basics

MC4-014 - Critical Comparison Of Internet
This class demonstrates and compares a variety of popular internet browsers. Become more effective and efficient in utilizing the Internet by better understanding how to use different inter browsers. The browsers to be demonstrated includes: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari.

MC4-404 - Declutter and Sell On The Internet
Declutter and sell your treasures on the internet. Learn how clutter can negatively affect you and be introduced to selling on the Internet. This relaxed, fun, informative class reveals insider tricks, dos and don'ts and marketing secrets to help you get the highest price for your treasures.

MC4-405 - Ebay: Selling Basics
If you want to know how to sell or simply pick up new tips, this is the class for you. Learn how to open a seller account, do research, create listings, set pricing, monitor listings and complete transactions.

MC4-406 - Ebay: Beyond The Basics
Learn to start and/or grow a business on eBay, use eBay listing tools to save time, find products to sell, and what's hot on eBay, market your eBay business to increase sales, open an eBay store, why should you have an eBay store, and market research and sales analysis.

MC4-408 - Ebay: Basic Buying
Learn eBay buying basics such as registration, payments and auction types. Learn how to successfully place bids on eBay auctions.

MC4-462 - Internet 1
Overview of the Internet and Web. Use common search engines, apply successful search techniques and communicate using electronic mail. Prerequisite: Windows or equivalent and keyboarding skills. Textbook required.

MC4-463 - Internet 2
Complete advanced browser tasks such as using a history list, managing a favorites list, saving web information and printing web pages. Students use advanced search techniques, learn to evaluate website information and multi-task using Internet Explorer and Microsoft Word. Same textbook as Internet 1. Prerequisite: Internet 1 or equivalent experience and keyboarding skills. 

Microsoft Office

MC4-448 — Word 2010 Level 2
Use advanced formatting techniques, styles, long documents, templates, create columns, macros. Customize toolbars. Prerequisite: Word 2010 Level 1 or equivalent and type 30 wpm. Textbook and USB flash drive required.

MC4-464 — Excel 2010 Level 1
Create modify and format a worksheet, enter formulas, work with functions, sort and filter lists and work with charts. Prerequisite: Windows or equivalent experience and keyboarding skills. Textbook and USB flash drive required.

MC4-465 — Excel 2010 Level 2
This course covers working with large worksheets, adding graphics, using templates, protecting workbooks, managing multiple sheet workbooks, creating tables and outlines. Prerequisite: Excel Level 1 or equivalent experience and keyboarding skills. Textbooks and USB flash drive required.

MC4-472 - Access 2010 Level 1
Create a database, edit, query and use forms. Put together simple reports and build database tables. Textbook and USB flash drive required. Prerequisite: Windows or equivalent experience and keyboarding skills.

MC4-473 - Access 2010 Level 2
Manage data, add useful features to forms, utilize special features in a report, make input forms user friendly. Macros will be covered. Prerequisite: Access Level 1 or equivalent experience. Textbook and USB Flash drive required.

MC4-482 - PowerPoint 2010 Level 1
Create and modify presentations, work with charts and slide shows, produce output. Prerequisite: Windows or equivalent experience and keyboarding skills. Textbook and USB flash drive required.

MC4-483 - PowerPoint 2010 Level 2
Create and modify presentations, work with charts and slide shows, produce output. Prerequisite: Windows or equivalent experience and keyboarding skills. Textbook and USB flash drive required. 

Website Design

WB5-500 — Introduction To XHTML
This course introduces the basics of XHTML for the computer user who wishes to learn how to develop and create a website using XHTML. No previous experience with XHTML is required. Working knowledge of Windows and basic PC operations, basic keyboarding and file management skills are required. Purchase textbook in the college Bookstore prior to first class session.

WB5-502 — Dreamweaver, Level 1
This course introduces both basic web design concepts and use of the Dreamweaver web authoring environment. Access to Dreamweaver outside of class is highly recommended. Working knowledge of Windows and basic PC operations, basic keyboarding and file management skills are required. Purchase textbook in college Bookstore prior to first class session.

WB5-503 — Dreamweaver, Level 2
Participants learn how to design pages with CSS, create and apply templates and server-side includes, and build accessible forms that validate user information. Participants also learn how to position elements and apply behaviors, add multimedia files, integrate XML-based data, transform XML with XSLT, and collaborate with other site developers. Students should have basic experience with Dreamweaver and should know how to use it for such tasks as defining sites, inserting elements and modifying properties, and managing site files. Prerequisite: WB5-502 Introduction to Dreamweaver. Textbook and USB flash drive required.

WB5-508 — Photoshop-Level 1

This course provides a hands-on overview of Photoshop. Students are introduced to the environment and interface and learn how to select, move, edit, and composite multiple images. Students will also learn the importance of layers, the significance of saving the images in appropriate file formats and photograph manipulations. Working knowledge of Windows, basic PC operations, basic keyboarding and file management skills are required. Purchase textbook in the college Bookstore prior to first class session.