EAST BRUNSWICK—East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) has released a full schedule of computer classes for the month of August.
Classes cover a variety of topics, including computer basics to the Microsoft Office programs. The complete list of programs is:
PC Literacy I (Wednesday, August 10, 2 pm) An introduction to basic computer use. Includes keyboard and mouse skills, clicking and scrolling, and an introduction to computer terminology.
There are no prerequisites.
PC Literacy II (Wednesday, August 17, 2 pm) Continuation of computer basics from PC Literacy I. Participants will learn how to execute basic computer tasks including copying and pasting, creating, editing and saving documents, print preview and printing. Students will also receive an introduction to the basic layout and components of program toolbars.
Prerequisite: PC Literacy I class or the ability to use a mouse and basic keyboarding skills.
Intro to Word (Tuesday, August 9, 6:30 pm) An introduction to the popular word processing program. Learn how to create, edit and save documents; how to format and print, along with tips and hints.
Prerequisite: PC Literacy or familiarity with the mouse and the keyboard.
Word II (Tuesday, August 16, 6:30 pm) Students will build on the skills learned in the Introduction to MS Word. Learn to do paragraph formatting and about TAB settings, create headers and footers, use Find and Replace, insert bullets and numbers, subscripts and superscripts, AutoCorrect entries and WordArt.
Prerequisite: Introduction to MS Word or the ability to create, edit and save documents; copy and paste, and be familiar with the MS Office toolbars.
Word III (Tuesday, August 23, 6:30 pm) Students will continue to build on the skills learned in MS Word II. Add interest to your documents by learning how to add and format tables and columns, as well as footnotes and endnotes. Pick up new skills for inserting images; and learn the basics of mail merge for letters, labels and envelopes.
Prerequisite: MS Word II or basic Word processing skills, such as copying and pasting, editing and saving, and the skills learned in Word II.
Word IV (Tuesday, August 30, 6:30 pm) Students learn advanced Word document formatting and editing skills in this class. Content will cover using and creating styles and templates, inserting a table of contents (the easy way once you have employed styles), themes, cross references, reviewing documents and password protection.
Prerequisite: MS Word III or Word processing skills, such as copying and pasting, editing and saving, and the skills learned in Word II.
Intro to Excel (Thursday, August 4, 6:30 pm) An introduction to the popular spreadsheet program. Learn how to create, edit and save spreadsheets, how to use formulas and print, along with tips and hints.
Prerequisite: MS Word class or equivalent PC experience.
Excel II (Thursday, August 11, 6:30 pm) Students will build upon the skills learned in Excel Basics. They will learn how to create equations, use AutoSum, freeze/unfreeze panes, hide/unhide columns, sort & filter data, format their document’s appearance and more.
Prerequisite: MS Excel Basics class or equivalent PC experience.
Excel III (Thursday, August 18, 6:30 pm) Students will continue advancing their intermediate skills in Excel. They will learn how to use the data tab to import data, do more work with formulas, create simple macros for repetitive tasks and explore more of the page layout options. As time permits, students will also explore Excel templates and conditional formatting in Excel 2013.
Prerequisite: Excel II or equivalent PC experience. Introduction to the New Microsoft Office is recommended.
Excel IV (Thursday, August 25, 6:30 pm) Students continue their mastery of Excel in this class offering. They learn how to create and modify pivot tables, to protect cells and worksheets, to create and use the payment function, to create and use forms for data entry, to use the VLookup function, learn the advantages for defining data as a table, and how to use Excel as an architectural design tool. In addition, the class will offer an overview of best practices for spreadsheet design
Prerequisite: Excel III or equivalent Excel experience.
Intro to PowerPoint (Saturday, August 6, 9:30 am) Learn basic PowerPoint skills for creating and editing presentations; how to add excitement with images, animations, & transitions; & tips for viewing and saving. Presentation software guidelines used by professional trainers to create a professional looking slideshow will also be shown.
Prerequisite: Students MUST be comfortable using MS Word.
PowerPoint II (Saturday, August 13, 9:30 am) Learn basic PowerPoint skills for creating and editing presentations; as well as tips for viewing and saving. Presentation software guidelines used by professional trainers to create a professional looking slideshow will also be shown.
Prerequisite: PowerPoint Basics or equivalent PC experience.
PowerPoint III (Saturday, August 20, 9:30 am) Students will continue with the advanced topics learned in PowerPoint II. Topics covered include creating custom designs, dimming text, using SmartArt graphics, rehearsed timings, looping, hidden slides, quarter screen viewing and more as time permits.
Prerequisite: PowerPoint II or equivalent PowerPoint experience.
The Intro to Word, Intro to Excel, Intro to PowerPoint, PC Literacy I and PC Literacy II classes are free. All other classes are $10 for LMxAC cardholders and $15 for non-LMxAC cardholders. All class fees are nonrefundable.
East Brunswick Public Library is also an accredited Professional Development Provider. Teachers who need continuing education credits may receive a 2-CEU certificate for taking any of these classes.