Community and Professional Education
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Winter/Spring 2016 Offerings: Computers

Build a Website in a Day
You can make a basic website by customizing a WIX template. The site will have a navigation bar with links to pages. You can add media: video or photos and clip art. Determine "style" and the importance of a "style guideline" that includes color, fonts, font sizes and layout. Participants should plan on some homework to make this class useful: getting online and playing with WIX templates, gathering content that includes images and ideas for written content and thinking about a name for their site etc. Search engine optimization (SEO) and Internet marketing will be discussed. Basic knowledge of the Internet is required. You will need your Hudson Valley username and password for this course.



$67
Carey Taylor-Noble, Instructor

60631
4 Sessions, WIL 111
Thurs., 4/7 - 4/28, 6 - 8 p.m.


Microsoft Office 2013 Basics for the Administrative Professional
For the recent graduate or someone who wants to get back into the workforce and needs a refresher on the word processing and productivity suite, Microsoft Office, this class will help you get the skills you need to land that job. The course covers MS Office 2013. You will learn how to create a word processing document and merge it with a mailing list you create in Excel and Access. You will also learn how to create a spreadsheet to keep track of data and use simple functions. While this class does not cover Outlook, you will receive tips on how to keep your emails professional looking and effective. This is a hands-on class, and you will need your Hudson Valley username and password.

Prerequisite: Students must possess basic computing skills, such as copy and paste, be familiar with computer functionality and operation and/or have completed a basic computer class. Course fee includes a $5 computer fee.



$85
Sherry Flansburg, Instructor

60189
5 Sessions, BTC 205
Tues., 2/16 - 3/15, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.


Introduction to Excel
Do you need to learn how to use Excel or need a refresher? Whether you're a teacher, in sales, or just in charge of the finances at home, this is a class you shouldn't miss. You'll learn how to navigate Microsoft Excel and enter, edit and format data. You will learn how to create a formula and copy it (autofill) to other cells in the worksheet. Discover the difference between relative, absolute and mixed cell references. Learn to create an "if" statement to evaluate a condition. Use built in functions such as Sum, Average, Min, Max. Apply conditional formatting to highlight data in your worksheet that meet specific conditions or rules you specify. Learn to create pie and column charts to visually represent your data. Basic computer knowledge is required to take this class. Course fee includes $5 computer fee. This is a hands-on class and you will need your Hudson Valley username and password.



$69
Sherry Flansburg, Instructor

60472
4 Sessions, BTC 205
Tues., 4/12 - 5/3, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.


Intermediate Excel
This course is intended to extend your skills in Excel and will assume that you have already gained the introductory skills. In this course, you will learn how to: use more advanced functions and formulas in spreadsheets; develop techniques from formatting and editing menus that help to produce professional looking documents; link spreadsheets in a workbook; analyze and interpret data by developing charts and graphs; and develop methods for proofing and printing spreadsheets. This is a hands-on class and you will need your Hudson Valley username and password. Course fee includes a $5 computer fee.



$69
Barbara Lamarche, Instructor

60705
4 Sessions, BTC 204
Wed., 4/6 - 4/27, 4 - 6 p.m.


Etsy Success Workshop
Etsy is a place where creative entrepreneurs can sell their goods to people around the world. In this class, you will learn how to choose a shop name, get products found in a search, photograph your wares, and price and ship items. Participants will walk away with a new shop and the tools necessary to make their business successful. This workshop is ideal for craftspeople, artists and sellers of vintage items. This is a hands-on class and you will need your Hudson Valley username and password. Course fee includes a $3 computer fee.



$69
Leah LaFera of Ulster Soaps, Instructor

60657
1 Session, BTC 205
Sat., 4/23, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Introduction to Computers
Do you have a computer but find that you don't have the comfort level with it that you would like? Join us in a safe environment (all questions welcome!) to learn how to make that PC do what you want it to! Learn about hardware, software, file handling and so on. Learn how to surf the web, send and receive email, and how to create documents. No previous computer knowledge required. This is a hands-on class, and you will need your HVCC username and password. Course fee includes a $5 computer fee.



$83
Barbara Lamarche, Instructor

60706
5 Sessions, BTC 204
Wed., 2/10 - 3/16, 4 - 6 p.m.
No class 2/24