Microsoft AppsQuickBooks Pro • Photoshop CS6

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(Note: Not all courses above offered every term)



Windows / Microsoft Applications
Gain the edge you need in today’s competitive job market. The Word and Excel courses are designed to provide learners with a wider knowledge of skills in each application, and the skills necessary to prepare them to take the MOS exams for certification in Word and/or Excel. After completion of each of these courses, students will be prepared to perform a variety of tasks widely used in business offices.

A lab section is open to registrants of any of the MS Office Suite courses. The lab section is designed to complete exercises as part of a course. The lab section also provides online exam preparation and pre-exam assessments for registrants in taking the MOS Certification exam. Candidates interested in the MOS Certification prep and exam may contact Joann Miller at (510) 231-1453, ext. 28005, or email for more information.

MICROSOFT ACCESS 2013 - Level 1
Learn basic concepts of database structure and how to use Access to manage data in related database tables. In this course students will learn how to use Access database objects to enter data in tables and forms, design a database structure, create queries to extract data, and create and design report layouts to report data. Textbook: Microsoft Access 2013: Level 1 - $35.25; ISBN-13:978-1-59136-497-9. Shipping: 7-10 business days. Order books online at www.lablearning.com.
Course Code
Instructor
Site
Room
Fee
Starts
Meetings
Days
Time
04502.00
Miller
Alvarado
5
$80
5/22*
8
Mon-Thu
6:00-9:00pm
04502.01
Miller
Alvarado
5
$80
7/10
8
Mon-Thu
6:00-9:00pm
*No class 5/29

MICROSOFT EXCEL 2013 - Level 1

Prerequisite: Computer Typing (Minimum typing speed must be 25 wpm), and Introduction to Computers. Knowing how to use Excel is one of the most highly sought after skills in the workplace. Learn the basics of this versatile program and then some. Topics include entering data, navigating around a worksheet and workbook, creating formulas and functions, formatting cells, and creating charts from data. Practical business-minded examples will be used to help students master these fundamentals. Textbook: Microsoft Excel 2013: Level 1 (textbook only) by Eric A. Weinstein. Available from Labrinth Learning at http://www.lablearning.com/ms-excel-2013-level-1.html?sc=37&category=13513 Shipping: 7-10 business days.
Course Code
Instructor
Site
Room
Fee
Starts
Meetings
Days
Time
04501.00
Miller
Alvarado
5
$80
6/5
8
Mon-Thu
6:00-9:00pm


MICROSOFT EXCEL 2013 - Level 2

This class will provide a broader knowledge of skill in Excel including advanced formatting skills, managing multiple-sheet workbooks, and applying advanced functions for data analysis. Textbook: Microsoft Excel 2013: Level 2. Labyrinth Learning (approximately $35.25). Shipping: 7-10 business days. Order books online at www.lablearning.com
Course Code
Instructor
Site
Room
Fee
Starts
Meetings
Days
Time
04504.00
Miller
Alvarado
5
$80
4/24
8
Mon-Thu
6:00-9:00pm


MICROSOFT POWERPOINT 2013 - Level 1
Prerequisite: Computer Typing (Minimum typing speed must be 25 wpm) and Introduction to Computers. Put an end to static presentations. Learn how to create a basic speaker-led or self-running presentation and enhance it with transitions, animation, graphics, and SmartArt. This accelerated class is for you if you need a visual tool for marketing, sales, or training purposes. Textbook: Microsoft PowerPoint 2013, Level 1- ISBN-13:978-1-59136-494-8 Shipping: 7-10 business days. Order books online at www.lablearning.com
Course Code
Instructor
Site
Room
Fee
Starts
Meetings
Days
Time
04515.00
Miller
Alvarado
5
$80
5/8
7
Mon-Thu
6:00-9:00pm


MICROSOFT WORD 2013 - Level 1
Level 1 is a complete survey of Microsoft Word introductory skills. Topics covered include working with text, using proofreading tools, creating bulleted and numbered lists, using Mail Merge, creating tables, working with hyperlinks, and more. Required Text: Microsoft Word 2013: Level 1 - ISBN-13: 978-1-59136-488-7. Approximately $35.25
Shipping: 7-10 business days. Order books online at www.lablearning.com
Course Code
Instructor
Site
Room
Fee
Starts
Meetings
Days
Time
04520.00
Miller
Alvarado
5
$80
6/19
8
Mon-Thu
6:00-9:00pm


MICROSOFT WORD 2013 - Level 2
Build on foundation skills in Word by introducing tools found in the MS Word interface to locate and use tools for including footnotes, headers, footers, citations, figures, and objects Mail Merge, tables, columns, WordArt, clip art, themes, styles, picture editing, and adding headers/footers. Textbook: Microsoft Word 2013: Level 2. Approximately $35.25). Shipping: 7-10 business days. Order books online at www.lablearning.com

Course Code
Instructor
Site
Room
Fee
Starts
Meetings
Days
Time
04503.00
Miller
Alvarado
5
$80
4/10
8
Mon-Thu
6:00-9:00pm


QuickBooks Pro

QUICKBOOKS PRO
Prerequisite: Keyboarding (25 wpm minimum), Introduction to Computers, or equivalent computer skills. Accounting/Bookkeeping recommended (see the Business & Finance page). QuickBooks Pro – electronic accounting made easy - utilizes user-friendly techniques for businesses: how to set up a chart of accounts, account register overview, and asset and liability account overview. Learn how to set up customers, do invoicing, do sales overviews, how to set up a vendor, bill overview, purchases, payments and how to create financial statements and reports. Textbook: QuickBooks Pro 2015: Comprehensive, by Conlon & Hartley. Labyrinth Learning, ITEM: 1-59136-779-4, ISBN-13: 978-159136-779-6, http://www.lablearning.com/quickbooks-2015-trial-software.html?sc=37&category=6432 Shipping time for book is approximately 7-10 business days.
Course Code
Instructor
Site
Room
Fee
Starts
Meetings
Days
Time
04530.00
O'Neill
Alvarado
10
$90
5/22*
8
Mon/Wed
6:30-8:30pm
*No class on 5/29


Photoshop CS6

PHOTOSHOP CS6 - Level 1

Prerequisite: Must be experienced computer user. This is a thorough introduction to professional level Photoshop CS6. You will learn to adjust photos, make selections, work with type, create special effects with filters, and use layers. We will practice production efficiency with actions and templates. Create a portfolio website and PDF using your class images. Learn various output options for web, print, and mobile devices.
Course Code
Instructor
Site
Room
Fee
Starts
Meetings
Days
Time
04525.00
Minor
Serra
4
$90
4/11
6
Tue
6:00-9:00pm


PHOTOSHOP CS6 - Level 2

Prerequisite: Previous Photoshop experience equivalent to Level 1. Have fun working with multiple layers, selections, adjustments, masking, and advanced techniques, with emphasis on creativity.
Course Code
Instructor
Site
Room
Fee
Starts
Meetings
Days
Time
04526.00
Minor
Serra
4
$75
5/23
5
Tue
6:00-9:00pm


PHOTOSHOP PROJECTS

Prerequisite: Some Photoshop experience. Having problems with Photoshop or your own images? We will discuss classic Photoshop problem-solving and best practices for graphics and photography. Send two of your problem images with comments, or several Photoshop questions, to to be considered for class discussion.
Course Code
Instructor
Site
Room
Fee
Starts
Meetings
Days
Time
04527.00
Minor
Alvarado
5
$30
7/1
2
Sat
9:00am-12:00pm