Spring 2017

WORD FUNDAMENTALS               $65
Get a thorough grounding in Word fundamentals: entering and editing text, screen management, and file management. Tips and tricks for working smarter: efficient navigation, editing shortcuts, formatting tricks, managing indent and tab controls, and preventing printing problems. Whether you’ve used Word before or are new to it, you’ll benefit from “putting it all together.” You may wish to bring a thumb drive with you. 6 meetings.

SMAS/Mercury Room  Registration deadline Thursday, 1/12
Section Day Time Instructor Dates Fees
061301 TTh 6:30 – 9:30 pm Mussell Cancelled $65

 

WORD PRODUCTIVITY        $65
You have used Word for a while, and are ready to take your skills to the next level. This second Word class will emphasize productivity: merge printing, templates, tables, envelope printing, working in columns, basic macros, headers and footers, and tips and tricks to speed up your word processing. You may wish to bring a thumb drive with you. 6 meetings.

SMAS/ Mercury Room. Registration deadline Thursday, 2/2
Section Day Time Instructor Dates Fees
061401 TTh 6:30 – 9:30 pm Mussell 2/7 – 2/23 $65

 

WORD GRAPHICS                           $65
Word is not only a powerful word processor; it has many capabilities once found only in desktop publishing programs. Create flyers, greeting cards, photo journals, newsletters and brochures. Learn to insert and edit photos, clip art, and objects downloaded from the web to make your documents sing. Learn to use styles for consistency and eye-catching results. You may wish to bring a thumb drive with you. 6 meetings.

SMAS/Mercury Room.Registration deadline Thursday, 2/23
Section Day Time Instructor Dates Fees
061601 TTh 6:30 – 9:30 pm Mussell 2/28 – 3/16 $65

 

COMPUTER MANAGEMENT

New! WINDOWS 10 YOUR WAY – CUSTOMIZATION            $55
Did you just buy a new computer with Windows 10? Did you just upgrade to Windows 10? Are you thinking about upgrading to Windows 10? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, this class will help you: prepare to move to Windows 10, configure it to suit your work style, solve problems that may have occurred during upgrade, and 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. The second meeting will give you a chance to work out any kinks you may have encountered. Make Windows 10 a valuable work partner, and I dare say, your friend. Bring a bag lunch. You may wish to bring a thumb drive with you. 2 meetings.

SMAS/Mercury Room.Registration deadline Thursday, 1/16
Section Day Time Instructor Dates Fees
067602 Sat 9 am – 3:30 pm Mussell 1/21 – 1/28 $55

 

KEEPING YOUR COMPUTER TROUBLE FREE             $55
This class will help you prevent problems on your computer and protect your data. You’ll learn to choose, install and manage software to keep your computer trouble-free. Learn how to protect yourself from hackers, intrusions, malicious programs, spam, and identity theft. Learn how proper software maintenance can keep your computer secure and performing at its best. Learn when hardware and software upgrades/updates are appropriate. Also covered are issues, pro and con, associated with Cloud Computing. And finally, what to do, and what not to do, when encountering a computer problem. Bring a bag lunch. You may wish to bring a thumb drive with you. 2 meetings.

SMAS/Mercury Room. Registration deadline Thursday, 2/9
Section Day Time Instructor Dates Fees
063402 Sat 9 am – 3:30 pm Mussell 2/18 – 2/25 $55

 

DIGITAL IMAGING

PHOTO MAGIC: EDITING YOUR PHOTOS       $65
Use Photoshop Elements (an inexpensive but powerful alternative to Photoshop) to work magic on your photos. Analyze a photo from a technical and artistic standpoint; identify and correct a host of common photo problems; make amazing changes in your photos; create unique effects with filters; identify ways to improve your photography from the feedback during editing. This class is for anyone who wants to improve their photos, whether from a digital camera or scans from a vendor. Bring a bag lunch. 2 meetings. You may wish to bring a thumb drive with you.

SMAS/Mercury Room. Registration Deadline Thursday, 2/23
Section Day Time Instructor Dates Fees
 066302  Sat  9 am – 3:30 pm  Mussell   3/4 – 3/11   $65

 

UNDERSTANDING PROPER EXPOSURE – NIKON DLSR       $20
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, 1/19
Section Day Time Instructor Dates Fees
110602 Sat 9:30 – 11:30 am Jung 1/21 $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, 1 additional Saturday meeting on 2/25 from 9:30 – 11:30 am.

SMAS/Mercury Room. Registration Deadline Thursday, 1/26
No class 2/20
Section Day Time Instructor Dates Fees
112502 M 6:30 – 8:30 pm Jung 1/30 – 3/13 $65