Adult Learning Center
Course Descriptions and Schedule
Software companies frequently produce new versions of their products. You may find that the software we use in the classroom is different from the one you have at home, but you should be able to apply what you learn to your home environment.
Computer Basics 101 (8 Weeks) Fee: $45
This course is for users that have a limited or no knowledge about computers. It includes information on Basic Windows applications, computing terms, The Desktop, Input, output, and storage devices, Operating systems and applications, licensing of software, Networking and Internet basics, Ergonomics, safety, security, protecting your data, understanding malware, Using the mouse, keyboard, and desktop, customizing your computer, printing, working with files and folders.
Spring 2018: Tuesdays, 4/10 - 5/29, 10am – 12 Noon
Clean My Computer? (1 Day) Fee: $15
Is your computer slow and getting slower? Do you know how to clean your computer? The class will discuss how to identify and use computer software to free up disk space on a computer's hard drive. The software will search and analyzes the hard drive for files that are no longer of any use, and then removes the unnecessary files. Malicious software, including rogue security software, adware, malware and spyware will be removed. Some of the software are available in both a free and a paid version.
Spring 2018: Monday, 5/14, 1:30 - 3:30pm
Understanding Files & Folders (1 Day) Fee: $15
Learn how to organize the contents of your computer by creating folders and sub-folders. How to rename a folder and the different ways to display your list of folders and files? You must understand files and folders to understand computers.
Spring 2018: Tuesday, 4/17, 1:30 - 3:30pm
Introduction to Windows 10 (8 Weeks) Fee: $45
Windows 10 is the newest operating system from Microsoft©. It replaces Windows 7 and 8.1. In this series of classes, you will learn to use Windows 10, Microsoft© Edge, which replaces Internet Explorer, and Cortana, which can help you search for files on your computer and information of the web. Also covered is Finding and downloading Apps, Windows 10 email Apps, and Students will learn how to work with files and folders and to save files on One Drive, a cloud storage App. Students will be shown how to back up files and fix simple problems
Spring 2018: Mondays, 4/9 – 6/4, 10:00am - 12 Noon
Introduction to Windows 10 Photo App: (1 Day) Fee: $15
Learn how to edit and organize your pictures. The app also creates albums for you. Learn how to use the editing tools for image enhancement, run your pictures as a slideshow and share pictures via social networks and email.
Spring 2018: Tuesday, 5/17, 1:30 - 3:30pm
Windows 10 Tips And Tricks (1 Day) Fee: $15
This 2-hour workshop will cover a number of useful tips and tricks in using Windows 10. How do you do things in Windows 10. Topics of discussions will cover the start screens, working with APPS, screen resolution, the search function, deleting unnecessary files, scanning, editing photos, saving music, downloading YouTube videos, scanning, mail, cleaning unneeded files, and many other useful tips.
Spring 2018: Tuesday, 4/10, 1:30 - 3:30pm
Use Restore, Recovery & File History In Win10 (1 Day) Fee: $15
Learn how Windows 10 creates a restore point, how to recovery this restore point and how Windows 10 File History feature lets you set up an external drive to back up your files automatically.
Spring 2018: Tuesday, 5/22, 1:30 - 3:30pm
Introduction to Outlook (8 weeks) Fee: $45
This class deals with the E-Mail outlook application. It gives a brief overview of all the tabs in the ribbon, shows users how to set up an e-mail account and perform basic tasks, and cover the basics of each Outlook component. It will also cover organizing your e-mail, using rules, setting up categories, using Microsoft Word features to create e-mail messages. Users will also learn about the various types of connectivity services supported by Outlook.
Spring 2018: Wednesdays, 4/11 – 5/30, 6 – 8pm
Computer Skills for Reentering the Workforce (8 weeks) Fee: $45
This eight-week class will touch on the basic computer operations such as, the terms used, the windows operation system, word processing, spreadsheets, power point email, outlook and the Internet. A refresher course can make a big of difference in your job credentials.
Spring 2018: Saturdays, 4/14 – 6/2, 9 – 11am
Introduction to Microsoft Word Basics (1 Day) Fee: $15
The class will provide a basic overview of what Word 2016 is and covers how to create a document, about bold, underline, italicize words, open multiple documents, the Quick Access bar, Tabs, Spacing, inserting pictures, Margins, making columns, spell check and using Templates
Spring 2018: Monday, 4/16, 1:30 - 3:30pm
Using Pictures in a Microsoft Word Document (1 Day) Fee: $15
Learn how to insert pictures into a Microsoft Word Processing document. You will reduce, move and modify pictures, create a collage, change shapes and arrange pictures in your text.
Spring 2018: Monday, 4/23, 1:30 - 3:30pm
Using Tables in a Microsoft Word Document (1 Day) Fee: $15
Learn how to create Tables in a Microsoft Word Processing document. Learn how to sort table columns, how to adjust columns, change table format and style and align the table data.
Spring 2018: Monday, 4/30, 1:30 - 3:30pm
Using Templates in a Word Document (1 Day) Fee: $15
Learn to save yourself a lot of time by using templates. A template is a predesigned document you can use to create a new document quickly.
Spring 2018: Tuesday, 4/24, 1:30 - 3:30pm
Using Headers and Footers in Word (1 Day) Fee: $15
Learn how to use Headers and footers in your Word Document. Learn how to insert a preset header or footer, edit headers and footers, Hide the first-page header and footer, insert page numbers and date and time.
Spring 2018: Tuesday, 5/1, 1:30 - 3:30pm
Using Margins, Tabs and Spacing in Word (1 Day) Fee: $15
Learn how to change your margins and set up tabs in a MS Word document. Also covered is how to control spacing between paragraphs and putting a page border in your document.
Spring 2018: Tuesday, 5/8, 1:30 - 3:30pm
Making Charts in Microsoft Word Documents (1 Day) Fee: $15
A chart is a tool you can use to communicate information graphically. Including a chart in your document can help you illustrate numerical data so it's easier for the reader to understand. The class will cover the types, styles, elements and parts of charts, how to make and edit charts and how to how to change the layout. A little knowledge of Microsoft Word will be helpful
Spring 2018: Tuesday, 5/15, 1:30 - 3:30pm
Word Processing 2016 – Foundations (8 Weeks) Fee: $45
An introduction to Word Processing using Microsoft Word 2016. Also useful for 2007, 2010 and 2013 users. This course will give a brief overview of the basic functions such as, create new documents, navigation around the document, the bold, underline, italic functions, the clipboard, cut, copy, paste commands, the quick access tool bar, move text around, discuss fonts, and tabs, navigation pane, format painter, templates, and a review of the major tabs. Students should understand the basics of using a Windows-based computer, be comfortable using the keyboard and mouse.
Spring 2018: Tuesdays, 4/10 – 5/29, 6 - 8pm
Introduction to Excel (8 Weeks) Fee: $45
Topics covered include how to entering data, formatting data and worksheets, creating charts and printing data. The student will learn to create Spreadsheets for stocks and other investments, checking accounts, household expenses.
Spring 2018: Mondays, 4/9 – 6/4, 6 – 8pm
Introduction to PowerPoint (8 Weeks) Fee: $45
PowerPoint is an extremely useful tool for communication, expression, training and entertainment. The student will create basic presentations, use design templates, edit existing presentations, add clip art or photos, and develop a slide show including animation. Come learn what your presentations have been missing!
Spring 2018: Thursdays, 4/12 – 5/31, 6 – 8pm
Facebook (1 Day) Fee: $15)
In this workshop, you will learn how to register and navigate on the Facebook website. You will learn how to enter Profile Information, what Facebook Buttons are used for, how to Find and Add Friends, how to Add Photos, how to Post Status Updates on Your Wall, how to Write on a Friend’s Wall and many more fun things to do with Facebook.
Spring 2018: Thursday, 4/19, 1:30 - 3:30pm
Buying and Selling On E-Bay (2 Weeks) Fee: $15
In this workshop you will learn how to register and navigate on the eBay website. You will learn how to buy and sell items on eBay, as well as how to verify a seller’s credibility. To take this course, it is required that you bring a valid email address that you can access remotely in the workshop.
Spring 2018: Thursdays, 4/26 – 5/3, 1:30 - 3:30pm
Genealogy And Family History (8 weeks) Fee: $45
An eight-week course where you will learn how to seek information about your ancestors via the Internet. You will learn about different genealogy programs, and free Internet research sites. At the completion of this course you should be capable of writing and publishing a family history. Bring as much information about your ancestors as possible. You must be computer literate.
Spring 2018: Wednesdays, 4/11 – 5/30, 10am – 12 Noon
Introduction to Google Docs (1 Day) Fee: $15
Take a look at the free online applications that Google Docs provides instead of Microsoft Office paid programs. This introduction class will cover some basic features of Google Docs, Sheets and Slides.
Spring 2018: Thursday, 4/12, 1:30 - 3:30pm
What Is Cloud Storage? (1 Day) Fee: $15
What is the cloud? Where is the cloud? Are we in the cloud now? These are all questions you've probably heard or even asked yourself. The term "cloud computing" is everywhere. In the simplest terms, cloud computing means storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet instead of your computer's hard drive. The cloud is just a metaphor for the Internet. In this class, students will learn how to save and store files and folders to a cloud. Several of the most popular “Clouds” will be explored. These will include Microsoft OneDrive and Google cloud to name a few.
Spring 2018: Thursday, 5/31, 10am - 12 Noon
Android Basics & More Fun (2 Weeks) Fee: $15
Learn to enjoy your phone. This Introduction class will cover some basic features of the Android system such as power on/off, charging you phone, answering calls, voicemail, review the phone settings, about contacts, sending emails and pictures, the phone battery and other basic features. This class will discuss more features of the Android system such as, working with maps, using the calendar, the alarm clock, Skype, Music, Bluetooth, the Internet and more.
Spring 2018: Fridays, 4/13 – 4/20, 10am – 12 Noon
How To Scan Pictures/Documents (1 Day) Fee: $15
Have old photographs you want to scan and add to your pictures in your computer? Each student should bring two pictures that will be scanned and copied to a flash drive, which can be taken home and used in your computer.
Spring 2018: Monday, 5/21, 1:30 - 3:30pm
How to Download Pictures (1 Day) Fee: $15
Learn how to get your pictures from your camera and Smart phone to your computer using either the device cable, a card reader or the SD reader slot in your computer. Bring your Camera or Smart phone and cables to class for hands-on experience.
Spring 2018: Thursday, 5/10, 1:30 - 3:30pm
How to Make Better Pictures (6 Weeks) Fee: $45
Learn to use your camera, smart phone, or iPad to make better pictures. Camera functions, Composition, and computer software to make better and beautiful pictures. There will be real hands-on picture sessions and cover basic picture composition. Also covered is in-depth connecting the camera to a computer, installing software, downloading images from the camera or from a memory card using a card reader.
Spring 2018: Thursdays, 4/19 – 5/24, 1:30 - 3:30pm
Introduction to PICASA 3 (8 Weeks) Fee: $45
Picasa is a free photo editing program which allows you to easily locate, organize and display photo collections. It features photo editing tools for improving and retouching photos, you can remove red eye, crop or straighten your pictures.
Spring 2018: Wednesdays, 4/11 – 5/30, 1:30 - 3:30pm
Making a Movie Using Windows Movie Maker (1 Day) Fee: $15
Learn how to assemble a set of photographs, video and music to create a movie file using special effects and music. The file can be played on a computer, most commercial DVD players and on a TV.
Spring 2018: Monday, 5/7, 1:30 - 3:30pm
Open Lab Sessions - By Appointment ONLY FREE
Our RALC Computer Lab will be available by appointment only for supervised practice and assistance every Friday afternoon when RALC classes are in session. The Lab will be open and the computers available with an experienced person to help students practice any parts of the lessons for which they need help. The lab is only open to former and current students.
Spring 2018: Fridays, 4/13 – 6/1, 1 – 3pm