Computer Applications

  • Adobe Value Suite

    Are you interested in dabbling in digital design and photo editing? This discounted group of courses teaches you the basics of Adobe’s powerful image and graphic design software.

    Suite includes:

    Intro to Adobe InDesign CS6

    In this Adobe InDesign CS6 class, you’ll get hands-on desktop publishing training and come away knowing how to use this popular page layout software program to design and create professional-quality letterhead, business cards, brochures, PDF files that play movies, and more. You’ll discover that you don’t have to be a designer or an artist to produce professional-quality documents.

    Intro to Adobe Illustrator CS6

    In this course, you’ll see how Adobe Illustrator CS6 can give you the power to design, draw, and color images quickly and easily. Each lesson contains an assignment that challenges both your creativity and your growing skill with the program. The course is designed to let you work at your own level, whether you’re just getting started with Illustrator or looking to refresh your Illustrator skills.

    Intro to Adobe Photoshop CS6

    Photoshop is the world’s best-known photo-editing program. Artists, photographers, designers, and hobbyists all rely on Adobe Photoshop for image creation and editing. Discover the fastest and most effective ways to use Photoshop from an expert and former columnist for Photoshop User magazine. By the time you finish this fun, hands-on, project-oriented course, you’ll be well on your way to expressing yourself with the most exciting graphics program ever developed.

    $299
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  • Introduction to Dreamweaver CS6

    You’ve taken your first steps into Web design, and your fingers are beginning to cramp from all that typing—but don’t panic! Developing your coding skills has not been in vain! You’re ready for Dreamweaver—Adobe’s preeminent Web development application—which has been designed from the ground up to make developing websites easier.

    You’ll begin by touring the Dreamweaver workspace and configuring it for your specific site-management needs. You’ll learn how to use Dreamweaver’s intuitive tool set to structure text, and investigate the myriad formatting options CSS provides. Along the way, you’ll work with images, build navigation elements, discuss effective layout methods, learn where and when to use tables, and examine successful site planning strategies.

    By the end of the course, you’ll have successfully built a website and know how to use Dreamweaver’s built-in FTP tools to upload to the server of your choice.

    $122
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  • Introduction to InDesign CC

    Have you ever seen a terrific-looking brochure or newsletter and wondered how it was made? Chances are the designer used Adobe InDesign CC, the industry-standard desktop publishing software now available through the Creative Cloud. The course is applicable to any version of InDesign CS4 or newer.

    In each lesson, we’ll cover an important aspect of InDesign CC as you prepare a range of print and online products for a fictional company, Natalie’s Nautical Emporium. You’ll get dozens of files to work with, including a partially completed InDesign document used to start each lesson. Then you’ll use the downloaded graphics, images, fonts, and other content to complete the project. And to check your work or troubleshoot any problems you encounter, you’ll always get a copy of the finished InDesign project file.

    Lesson by lesson, you’ll discover how the program features relate to producing actual usable documents as we explore the best ways to create different types of material, how to reuse items such as colors and artwork, and how to produce publications for different page sizes and devices. You’ll come away knowing how to use this popular page layout software to design and create professional-quality letterhead, business cards, brochures, forms, interactive PDF files, an eBook, and more. You don’t have to be a designer or an artist to produce professional quality documents!

    $122
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  • Introduction to Lightroom CC

    Do you have a lot of images to manage? Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a fantastic tool for any digital photographer who needs to edit and sort images quickly. Whether you’re a busy parent shooting lots of pictures or a professional photographer with many clients, Lightroom will help you get the results you want in a lot less time.

    In this course, you can use Lightroom Classic CC (a desktop application part of Creative Cloud subscription) or Lightroom 6 to see how this powerful program can help you prepare, edit, and organize your photos quickly and effectively. Using Lightroom’s non-destructive editing, you’ll be able to control how you edit your images and make additional alterations later. So put some polish on your photos, save time, impress clients, and stay organized as you unlock the mysteries of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. The hands-on, easy-to-follow exercises in this course will help you perfect your collection of digital photos!

    Note: Adobe now has two versions of Lightroom CC: Lightroom Classic CC (for the desktop) and Lightroom CC (for the cloud, desktop, and devices).

    This course is written specifically for Lightroom Classic CC .

    $122
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  • Introduction to Photoshop CC

    Photoshop is the world’s most popular photo-editing program. Artists, photographers, designers, and hobbyists all rely on Adobe Photoshop for image creation and editing. Discover the fastest and most effective ways to use Photoshop from an expert and former columnist for Photoshop User magazine (who has twice been nominated for the Photoshop Hall of Fame).

    You’ll learn how to use Photoshop while accessing it from the Creative Cloud (CC). The course provides detailed, step-by-step instructions that you’ll have no trouble following—even if you’ve never used a computer graphics program before! And you’ll have a lot of fun doing it.

    Photoshop CC has a host of impressive new features for photographers, and you’ll encounter a number of them. We’ll begin with an introduction to the Photoshop environment. Next, you’ll learn how to create simple digital paintings (including some brushes that let you create the look of an oil painting from a photo).

    Then you’ll be editing your own photographs to get rid of dust and scratches, fix the color, and correct image exposure. You’ll master techniques for switching the backgrounds on images and removing wrinkles and blemishes from photos, just like they do in magazines. You’ll also learn about the content-aware Move tools in CC that, like magic, let you move something on an image and intelligently replace the “hole” left behind at the same time.

    By the time you finish this fun, hands-on, project-oriented course, you’ll be well on your way to expressing yourself with the most exciting graphics program ever developed.

    $122
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  • Introduction to QuickBooks Online

    In this course, you’ll learn to manage the financial aspects of your small business quickly and efficiently using QuickBooks Online. This powerful accounting software program has helped thousands of business owners just like you manage their finances. With the online version, you also gain all the advantage of computing in the cloud, so that your files will be available to you virtually anytime, anywhere.

    As we explore the pros and cons of online accounting, you’ll soon see how easy it is to use the navigation features of QuickBooks Online. Then you’ll gain hands-on experience as you learn all the ways this well-designed accounting program makes it a snap to manage your business’ finances—from recording income and expenses, to entering checks and bank transfer entries, to setting up a chart of accounts. You’ll see how to reconcile your checking account and manage credit card and loan payments; create and print invoices, receipts, and statements; track your payables, inventory, and receivables; create estimates; generate reports; and much more.

    Whether you’re new to QuickBooks or have already used other versions of this software program, this course will empower you to take control of the financial accounting for your business, all with the ease and convenience of an online platform.

    $122
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  • Introduction to Windows 10

    Welcome to Windows 10, the completely new operating system from Microsoft, which offers a more robust, more powerful, and completely unique computing experience. In this course, you’ll gain the foundation you need to get started right away using Windows 10.

    We’ll begin with the basics: finding your way around the operating system.  You’ll get to know the expanded Start menu, desktop, and system settings so you can feel right at home. Next, you’ll learn to customize the features of this operating system and personalize your desktop so you can make your computer truly your own.

    Then we’ll take a look at files. You’ll see how File Explorer can help you manage your files, and learn to create basic text documents using WordPad. From to finding files and folders, to organizing and editing photos, to managing files on external drives, you’ll learn everything you need to know about getting the most from this operating system. And since security is important, you’ll also learn how to protect your files, as well as how to protect and update Windows 10. You’ll even see how to use the new Microsoft Edge browser to access the Internet.

    By the time you finish this course, you’ll have mastered the basic skills you need to get the most from Windows 10 for both work and play.

    $122
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  • Microsoft Access 2016 Series

    Learn how to organize, edit, manage, and report data using Microsoft Access 2016.

    Series includes:

    Introduction to Microsoft Access 2016

    Take control of your data! In this course, you’ll learn how to harness the power of Microsoft Access 2016 to organize, store, edit, manage, and report on hundreds of thousands of records.

    Intermediate Microsoft Access 2016

    Do you want to take your Microsoft Access skills to the next level? In this course, you’ll master more advanced techniques for this powerful database program and build an entire database project from scratch.

    $174
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  • Microsoft Excel 2016 Series

    A total of 2,712,362 job posts within the last year have listed knowledge of Microsoft Excel as a critical skill for the role, and it’s not just within the finance and accounting industries. Everyone from Human Resources professionals to Retail Salespersons are using Excel in their day-to-day functions.

    Series includes:

    Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016

    In this comprehensive online course, you’ll discover dozens of shortcuts and tricks for setting up fully formatted worksheets quickly and efficiently. You’ll learn the secrets behind writing powerful formulas, using functions, sorting and analyzing data, designing custom charts and graphs, creating three-dimensional workbooks, building links, and creating macros and custom toolbar buttons. This informative course covers Quick Analysis, Flash Fill, and powerful charting capabilities available in Excel 2016.

    Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2016

    In these hands-on lessons, you’ll learn how to create informative, eye-catching charts and graphs, and master charting, PivotTables, Slicers, Sparklines, and other advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2016. Harness the power of Excel’s data analysis tools and AutoFilter commands, and see how easy it is to create macros that eliminate repetitive tasks. Set yourself apart from the casual Excel user by adding VLOOKUP, INDEX & MATCH, and Excel’s other time-saving functions to your repertoire.

    Advanced Microsoft Excel 2016

    Maximize your investment in Microsoft Excel 2016 by mastering advanced features that most users don’t even know exist. In this course, you’ll discover how to use scenarios and data tables to quickly perform multiple what-if data analysis. You’ll discover a variety of advanced techniques for PivotTables, and see how to work with the additional analysis tools provided by Excel add-ins. You’ll master the art of conditional formatting to highlight duplicate entries, become adept at importing external data using Excel’s built-in Power Query tool, learn how use Excel’s consolidation function to efficiently summarize data from multiple sources, and so much more.

    $324
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  • Microsoft Excel - Pivot Tables

    Wouldn’t it be great to learn how to effectively use all the advanced Excel pivot table features? In this practical and information-packed course, you’ll see how to maximize this program’s functions and capabilities.

    Most organizations rely heavily on Microsoft Excel pivot tables to analyze and report financial information. Your company is probably no exception. By learning these advanced techniques, you can become more valuable to your organization.

    You’ll see how to work with the numerous pivot table options and system settings to become skilled in developing useful analysis models and reports within your company. Impress your coworkers by learning how to create functional and eye-catching interactive dashboards using a combination of pivot tables, Pivot Charts, and Slicers. You’ll discover advanced techniques for pivot tables, like creating Timelines, calculated fields, and calculated items. You’ll learn how to use Excel’s Table function to efficiently manage changes to the pivot table’s source data in order to avoid reporting mistakes when data is added or deleted.

    Whether you’re new to pivot tables, need a refresher, or want to become the pivot table guru within your organization, this course is for you!

    $122
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  • Microsoft Office 2016 Value Suite

    An impressive 67.6% of all middle-skill jobs now request a fundamental knowledge of Microsoft Office, and it’s the most widely used software among primary, secondary, and post-secondary students. With that, knowing the features and functionality of this software is becoming increasingly important.

    Suite includes:

    Introduction to Microsoft Word 2016
    One of the most basic skills needed in any job is writing reports and letters using Microsoft Word (now available through Office 365). In this course, you’ll gain the foundational skills you need to make the most of this powerful program to create professional-looking letters, reports, and documents. You’ll learn how to type, edit, and format text, as well as dozens of ways to modify the appearance and content of your documents. You’ll explore Word’s features, such as spell and grammar checker and the thesaurus, to put a professional polish on your writing. By the time you’re done with the step-by-step lessons and hands-on activities in this course, you’ll be ready to use Word confidently at home or on the job.

    Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016
    Do you work with numbers? Then you need to master Microsoft Excel 2016 (now available through Office 365)—and this is the place to do it. In this comprehensive online course, you’ll discover dozens of shortcuts and tricks for setting up fully formatted worksheets quickly and efficiently. You’ll learn the secrets behind writing powerful formulas, using functions, sorting and analyzing data, designing custom charts and graphs, creating three-dimensional workbooks, building links, and creating macros and custom toolbar buttons. This informative course covers Quick Analysis, Flash Fill, and powerful charting capabilities available in Excel 2016.  By the time you’re done, you’ll be using Excel like a professional.

    Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
    Take your PowerPoint presentations from ordinary to extraordinary! In these lessons, you’ll learn how to use Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 (now available through Office 365) to create impressive slide presentations using a variety of slide and layout masters that make global changes to your presentation in a snap. You’ll also see how to embellish your slides with color, text, pictures, shapes, WordArt, SmartArt, charts, animation, video, audio, and hyperlinks, and discover how to create a PowerPoint photo album with your digital pictures. In addition, you’ll work with PowerPoint Online, the free online version of PowerPoint, and the new Tell Me and Smart Lookup features. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced user, this course will teach you how to turn simple slides into an exciting presentation that will grab and hold your audience’s attention.

    $324
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  • Microsoft Word 2016 Series

    Learn the ins and outs of Microsoft’s latest release of Microsoft Word. This discounted bundle teaches you everything you need to know about the 2016 release.

    Series includes:

    Introduction to Microsoft Word 2016

    One of the most basic skills needed in any job is writing reports and letters using Microsoft Word 2016 (now available through Office 365). In this course, you’ll gain the foundational skills you need to make the most of this powerful program.

    Through hands-on instructions, you’ll learn how to add and edit text; move words from one part of your document to another; work on two or more documents simultaneously; and format your text. You’ll also see how to save, retrieve, copy, organize, and print your documents.

    Intermediate Microsoft Word 2016

    Go beyond the basics of word processing and master the more advanced features of Microsoft Word 2016 (now available through Office 365). In this course, you’ll learn how to automate Word 2016 using shortcuts to help you write more while typing less. From signs, newsletters, and greeting cards to long documents, you’ll learn how to create whatever you need—quickly and with professional-looking results.

    $225
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  • Photoshop CC for the Digital Photographer

    Adobe Photoshop CC (also known as Photoshop Creative Cloud) is a powerful subscription software solution providing support and specialized editing tools for digital photographers and graphic artists. In this course, you’ll master techniques to edit and enhance your digital images and add a professional polish to your work. Designed for those with no image-editing experience, this class will take you from novice to accomplished photo editor.

    This course offers simple, step-by-step instructions for basics like cropping, rotating, and sizing images.  You’ll also experiment with Photoshop’s tools for correcting exposure, adjusting color and color casts, as well as working with Adobe’s powerful layer and selection tools.  You’ll learn exactly what you need to do to add text, retouch, and even clone away unwanted elements from your images. You’ll see how to work with raw images and prepare images for print or online use. All along the way, your instructor will guide you with detailed explanations and instructions for using the tools that make this software so popular and unique in the world of digital image editing. The lessons are yours to keep so you’ll have all the information you need to work on your own images.

    As the high-end program in Adobe’s collection of photo-editing software, Photoshop CC gives users all the tools they need to create outstanding digital images. Because this course is specifically targeted at photographers, you’ll come away with a collection of useful techniques and quickly start seeing amazing results in your images!

    $110
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  • QuickBooks 2017 Series

    Learn to manage the financial aspects of your small business quickly and efficiently using QuickBooks 2017.

    Series includes:

    Introduction to QuickBooks 2017

    Learn to manage the financial aspects of your small business quickly and efficiently with this powerful accounting software program. QuickBooks is designed especially for the small- to midsized-business owner who needs a fully functional accounting system that’s also easy to use.

    In 12 lessons, you’ll gain hands-on experience as you master the tools you need set up a chart of accounts; reconcile your checking account; create and print invoices, receipts, and statements; track your payables, inventory, and receivables; create estimates; and generate reports.

    Whether you’re new to QuickBooks or have already used earlier versions of this accounting software program, this course will empower you to take control of the financial accounting for your business.

    Intermediate QuickBooks 2017

    Learning how to use QuickBooks to its full potential goes beyond learning the program’s basic features.  Even experienced QuickBooks users struggle when applying certain business situations to QuickBooks.  In this course, we’ll go beyond the basics as you master QuickBooks’ more advanced features and applications.

    You’ll learn to manage multiple company files, export and import list data from one file to another, and make journal entries. If your business handles inventory, you’ll learn how to enter price levels and track discounts and credits. You’ll even learn how to track mileage on vehicles you use in your business.

    This course also covers many other common topics that small business owners encounter, including creating customer statements, assessing finance charges on overdue balances, using QuickBooks’ batch invoicing features to create multiple invoices, and writing off past due balances when the customer won’t pay.

    Finally, you’ll learn how to enter common owner transactions, including when the owner takes money out of the business or invests new capital. You’ll even learn how to deal with those difficult situations where you may pay for a business transaction using personal cash. The course concludes with a discussion of how to track loans and use the budgeting feature to better plan and control your business.

    This course is designed for those who already have a good grasp on the basics of this program or have successfully completed the Introduction to QuickBooks course. Whether you’re a small-business owner, or bookkeeper or accountant needing a QuickBooks refresher, this course will make you more confident and secure in accounting for your business.

    $199
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  • QuickBooks 2018 Series

    Learn to manage the financial aspects of your small business quickly and efficiently using QuickBooks 2018 and how to utilize the in-depth features in the software to apply to certain business situations.

    This course series includes Introduction to QuickBooks 2018 and Intermediate QuickBooks 2018 which is intended to teach you the ins and outs of this program. It introduces you to the basics, as well as helps you to learn it’s more advanced applications and functions. By completing Introduction to QuickBooks 2018 and Intermediate QuickBooks 2018, you will gain the knowledge necessary to use this well-designed program to its fullest potential, ultimately streamlining your operations and managing all financial aspects of your business on a single platform.

    As we explore the fundamentals of QuickBooks and features unique to the 2018 Premier Edition, you will gain hands-on experience using the program to simplify your business’ finances—from managing common accounting tasks to creating customized invoices to tracking discounts, credits, and complex transactions. Whether you’re completely new to QuickBooks or merely need a refresher, these courses will empower you to take control of your business finances with a convenient, user-friendly accounting solution.

    $199
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