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Computer Applications

The courses listed below represent a small sample of available online courses. Click here to view additional offerings.

  • 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.

    In each lesson, you will learn an important aspect of InDesign CC and prepare a range of print and online products for a fictional company. You will get dozens of files to work with, including a partially completed InDesign document used to start each lesson. Then you will 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 will always get a copy of the finished InDesign project file.

    Lesson by lesson, you will discover how the program features relate to producing actual usable documents. You will 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 will 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.

    $122
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  • Introduction to Lightroom Classic CC

    Do you have a lot of images to manage? Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a fantastic tool for digital photographers at any skill level who need to manipulate and organize photos and images.

    This course will teach you how to use Lightroom Classic CC, Adobe’s easy-to-use software that prepares, edits, and organizes photos quickly and effectively. Through hands-on exercises, you will learn to use Lightroom Classic CC like a pro and perfect your digital photos!

    $122
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  • Introduction to Oracle

    Learn how to use the Oracle database management system to plan, organize, and manage your data. Introduction to Oracle will provide you with a practical hands-on approach to relational databases concepts and Oracle’s database management system. This course will introduce you to the Structured Query Language (SQL), Oracle’s SQL*Plus, and other valuable tools used to develop, manage, and reference an Oracle database.

    In this course, you will learn how to create an Oracle database, build various database objects for the database, and write simple SQL statements that access the data from the database. This course will teach you how to write Data Definition Language statements to create, update, and delete database objects. You will learn how to execute Data Control Language statements to give or delete access rights to database objects. You will write Data Manipulation Language statements to insert, update, and delete records from a database. Finally, you will learn how to query the data and create finished reports.

    $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. The course provides detailed, step-by-step instructions that will teach you how to use Photoshop CC with confidence.

    Photoshop CC has a host of impressive new features for photographers, and you will encounter a number of them in an introduction to the Photoshop environment. Next, you will learn how to create simple digital paintings. Then you will be editing your own photographs to get rid of dust and scratches, fix the color, and correct image exposure. You will master techniques for switching the backgrounds on images and removing wrinkles and blemishes from photos, just like they do in magazines.

    You will 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 will 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 will 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.

    As you explore the pros and cons of online accounting, you will soon see how easy it is to use the navigation features of QuickBooks Online. Then you will 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 will 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 will gain the foundation you need to get started right away using Windows 10.

    File Explorer can help you manage your files and create basic text documents using WordPad. From to finding files and folders, to organizing and editing photos, to managing files on external drives, you will learn everything you need to know about getting the most from this operating system. And since security is important, you will also learn how to protect your files, as well as how to protect and update Windows 10.

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

    $122
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  • Keyboarding

    If you want to learn touch-typing or improve your existing typing skills, this is the perfect course for you! In these lessons, you’ll use the Keyboarding Pro 5 program, a typing tutorial designed for personal computers, to learn how to touch-type—that is, to type text you read from a printed page or a computer screen without looking at your keyboard.

    With the skills you master here, you’ll become faster and more confident at the keyboard. By the end of the course, you’ll know how to touch-type the alphabetic, numeric, and symbol keys; create, save, and edit word processing documents; and successfully take a timed writing test during a job interview.

    $110
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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 will learn 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.

    This course will teach you how to utilize the numerous pivot tables to develop 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 will discover advanced techniques for pivot tables, like creating Timelines, calculated fields, and calculated items. You will 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.

    $122
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  • Microsoft Office 2019/365 Value Suite

    Each course within the Microsoft Office 2019 Value Suite will introduce you to the basic features and functionality of Microsoft’s 2019 software.

    Suite includes:

    Introduction to Microsoft Word 2019/Office 365

    Across all industries, the ability to create documents in a word processor is essential in day-to-day functions. The Introduction to Microsoft Word 2019/Office 365 course will teach you the basics of Word, so you can create, format, and organize professional-looking documents. By the time you’re done with this hands-on course, you will be able to confidently use this popular word processing software at home or on the job. 

    Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2019/Office 365

    Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2019/Office 365 includes new text and images based on the Excel 2019 update. You will learn a number of basic time-saving functions, including how to write basic formulas, design custom charts and graphs, and create three-dimensional workbooks. You will also be introduced Excel 2019’s powerful charting capabilities like Quick Analysis and Flash Fill. When you finish the course, you will feel at ease creating worksheets and utilizing Excel’s many features. 

    Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2019/ Office 365

    The Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2019/Office 365 course will teach you how to use PowerPoint to create engaging, dynamic presentations. Each lesson includes instructional content, supplementary material, learning assessments, and an assignment to practice your newly acquired skills. With millions of PowerPoint presentations conducted daily, knowing how to effectively use this software is perfect for adding value to your professional profile.

    $324
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  • QuickBooks 2019 Series

    Understanding QuickBooks is one of the top skills a small business owner needs to successfully run their business. If you are a busy professional that wants to oversee your bookkeeping and accounting, the QuickBooks 2019 Series will teach you how to use this popular accounting software.

    Series includes:

    Introduction to QuickBooks 2019

    The introductory course will teach you the basics of QuickBooks 2019. You will learn how to reconcile accounts, enter and pay bills, track inventory, and generate reports. By course completion, you will know how to automate several common bookkeeping tasks, and ultimately streamline your business.

    Intermediate QuickBooks 2019

    Many experienced QuickBooks users often struggle when applying certain business situations to QuickBooks. The Intermediate course will teach you more in-depth features and applications, which is ideal if your business is growing. It is designed for those QuickBooks users that have a firm understanding of the basics, or those that successfully completed the Introduction to QuickBooks course.

    $199
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