APPLICATION SOFTWARE

EXCEL FUNDAMENTALS
Get a thorough grounding in Excel fundamentals: entering data and formulas, operators, formatting, auditing, and file management. Learn tips and tricks to avoid errors and increase productivity. Whether you’ve used Excel before or are new to it, you’ll benefit from “putting it all together.” 6 meetings. You may wish to bring a thumb drive with you.

SMAS/Mercury Room
Registration deadline Thursday, 9/28
Section Day Time Instructor Dates Fees
064001 TTh 6:30 – 9:30 pm Mussell 10/3 – 10/19 $65

 

EXCEL SPREADSHEET SOLUTIONS
Build on your Excel fundamentals to create spreadsheet solutions: financial tracking, functions, lookups, cell linking, scenario management, and graphing. Prerequisites: Excel Fundamentals class or equivalent experience.6 meetings. You may wish to bring a thumb drive with you.

SMAS/ Mercury Room
Registration deadline Thursday, 10/12
Section Day Time Instructor Dates Fees
064101 TTh 6:30 – 9:30 pm Mussell 10/24 -11/9 $65

 

EXCEL DATABASE MANAGEMENT  
Use Excel to manage databases: database design, filtering, database functions, pivot tables, what-if tables, and macros. Learn to import and export databases. Prerequisites: Excel Spreadsheet Solutions class or equivalent experience. 6 meetings. You may wish to bring a thumb drive with you.

SMAS/Mercury Room
Registration deadline Thursday, 11/9
No class 11/21, 11/23
Section Day Time Instructor Dates Fees
064201 TTh 6:30 – 9:30 pm Mussell 11/14 – 12/7 $65
 

COMPUTER MANAGEMENT

New! CONFRONTING THE NEW COMPUTER CHALLENGES
Learn how to protect yourself from hackers, intrusions, scams, identify theft, and malicious spyware programs—especially ransomware. Learn how proper maintenance can keep your computer secure and performing at its best. This hands-on class will help you identify and deal with hardware and software problems on your computer. You will also learn how to prevent malicious intrusions and to and protect your data. You’ll also choose, install and manage software to keep your computer trouble-free.  Learn when hardware and software upgrades/updates are appropriate. Be prepared to deal with choices regarding cloud computing. And finally, know what to do—and what not to do—when encountering a computer problem.  Between classes, you’ll have guided instructions on how to apply solutions to your own computer. You may wish to bring a thumb drive with you. 6 meetings.

SMAS/Mercury Room
Registration deadline Thursday, 9/7
Section Day Time Instructor Dates Fees
063401 TTh 6:30 – 9:30 pm Mussell 9/12 – 9/28 $65

 

WINDOWS 10 YOUR WAY – CUSTOMIZATION
Configure Windows 10 to suit your work style; take advantage of hidden features in Windows 10; use tricks and shortcuts to streamline Windows 10. This hands-on class will enable you to prevent operating system problems, and to protect your computer with Windows 10’s robust security features. After the first meeting, you’ll have a guided set of checkups to do on your computer. At the second meeting you’ll learn to solve issues you found. This class will help you make Windows 10 a valuable work partner, and to keep it free of malicious intrusions. Bring a bag lunch. You may wish to bring a thumb drive with you. 2 meetings.

SMAS/Mercury Room
Registration deadline Thursday, 9/14
Section Day Time Instructor Dates Fees
067601 Sat 9 am – 3:30 pm Mussell 9/16 – 9/23 $65

 

DIGITAL IMAGING

UNDERSTANDING PROPER EXPOSURE – NIKON DSLR
Modern digital cameras are capable of making many complex decisions necessary to achieve proper exposure. But what do you do when the photo you just made is too light or too dark? What if the colors aren’t exactly the way you remember them? This class will focus on identifying typical exposure problems and how to apply manual compensation using your camera’s built-in adjustments. You’ll learn the effects of aperture size, exposure duration, and ISO setting on your final image. The class is offered only to owners of Nikon DSLR cameras (Model Name starts with a “D”), and is limited to 10 students. Tom Jung has been a photographer for the San Mateo Daily Journal since 2010. 1 meeting.

SMAS/Saturn Room
Registration Deadline Thursday, 9/14
Section Day Time Instructor Dates Fees
110601 Sat 9:30 – 11:30 am Jung 9/16 $20

 

UNDERSTANDING FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY WITH YOUR NIKON DLSR
Understanding the use of electronic flash can greatly improve your indoor and outdoor photographs. This class goes beyond your camera’s built-in flash and explores the potential offered by using one or more accessory flashes. After a review of exposure fundamentals, you will learn to set camera exposure settings (shutter, aperture, ISO) manually. You will also learn to use flash as a key (main) or a supplementary (fill) light, depending on the existing conditions. The use of gels when combining existing light with supplementary flash is also covered. Students will practice posing techniques for individuals and groups, along with tips on effective management of the session, and see a quick demonstration of the “ethical” applications of Photoshop. Whether you photograph family events or for an in-house publication, proper use of flash will improve the quality of your work. Add to this the “people skills” needed to manage the photo session, and everybody wins! The class is offered only to owners of Nikon DSLR cameras (Model Name starts with a “D”), and is limited to 10 students. 6 Monday meetings.

SMAS/Mercury Room
Registration Deadline Thursday, 9/14
Section Day Time Instructor Dates Fees
112501 M 6:30 – 8:30 pm Jung 9/18 – 10/23 $65