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Entry-level classes for a wide variety of Microsoft programs, from Windows Fundamentals and Outlook to Basic PowerPoint and OneNote.
 
Come to this free Preview of South's computer classes. Staff will help you determine which classes best meet your needs through one-on-one advising. Registration for future computer classes and workshops will be available at the Preview.

Start date: 04/04/17

End date: 04/04/17

1 session

Weekly - Tue 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (4/4/2017-4/4/2017)

Instructor : Jesse Braswell 

Room :  OLY 104

Class Fee: $0.00

Materials Fee: $0.00



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Effective PowerPoint presentations are easy to create. Learn how to add organizational charts, animated features, and other graphics, along with the basic techniques of creating and producing slides, overhead projections, and speaker's notes. Book included.

Start date: 04/25/17

End date: 04/27/17

2 sessions.

Weekly - Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (4/25/2017-4/27/2017)

Instructor : Jesse Braswell 

Room :  OLY 104

Class Fee: $135.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Please read: Book included.



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Geared for professionals at every stage, this course provides resources and support to re-assess your career trajectory, develop the tools you need to launch yourself into a promotion, a new job or a whole new field. We will start with the basics – career assessments: who are you? what are you interested in? what are you good at? and where do you want to go? Then we will work on some research skills to find those opportunities or create them yourself. Lastly, each participant will craft the tools to take them to the next step – resumes, cover letters and other ways to reach out and cultivate your next career launch. Each participant will be able to customize their work to suit their unique direction and needs. This Career Preparation class is designed for people who are wanting to clarify their career options within a specific field or explore possibilities for a career change. The goal of the class is to help participants learn more about careers that match their interests and become more confident about career planning and strategic career moves. Agenda Unit 1 Skill and values identification Envisioning an “ideal career” Networking and research skills Basics of Job Search strategies Unit 2 Developing the Master Resume Understanding the resume & cover letter Selecting the right approach for networking Understanding informational interviews Unit 3 Draft #1 resume & cover letter Identifying professionals for an interview Social Network profile Unit 4 Final resume & cover letter Interviews & reports Wrap-up & resources

Start date: 05/01/17

End date: 05/26/17

Online 24/7 (05/01/2017-05/26/2017)

Instructor : Kassia Dellabough 

Class Fee: $195.00

Materials Fee: $0.00



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Must-have skills to succeed in the workplace include the ability to create, edit and manage presentations in Microsoft (MS) PowerPoint, documents in MS Word, email and calendars in MS Outlook, and spreadsheets in MS Excel. Microsoft Office Suite of applications is the most used software tool in the world. Stay current with this class, as it is always up-to-date and will change as the features of MS Office change over time. Master the most common uses so that you can work faster and more efficiently and can take your computer skills from plain and drab to exciting and engaging. You will leave class with a set of skills that are a workplace requirement in today’s fast paced ever-changing environment and will enable your future career success. Agenda Unit 1 Introduction to Microsoft Word Explore the different parts of the Word document and document navigation Learn how to format paragraphs, line spacing and fonts Add and modify bullets, lists, tables, headers, footers, page numbers and page breaks Insert graphical elements including drawing objects, pictures, and charts Utilize proofing features like spell check and grammar check Unit 2 Introduction to Microsoft Excel Explore the different parts of the Excel worksheet and document navigation Understand cells and their makeup and how to populate, format and merge cells Create and manage formulas, tables, charts, and multiple worksheet “workbooks” Printing and PDF file creation including setting print areas Unit 3 Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint Explore the different parts of the PowerPoint presentation Understand slides and their makeup Create, Insert and format slides Insert and modify text, tables, charts, graphics, videos and images Unit 4 Microsoft Outlook Understand Outlook navigation and how the various aspects work together View, create and respond to email messages; format emails and set signature(s) Email etiquette: CC, BCC, threads, quoting and textual interpretation Navigate and search email folders Set email forwarding and filtering rules Request and edit appointments and respond to meeting requests

Start date: 04/03/17

End date: 04/28/17

Online 24/7 (04/03/2017-04/28/2017)

Instructor : Betsy Flanagan 

Class Fee: $195.00

Materials Fee: $0.00



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Must-have skills to succeed in the workplace include the ability to create, edit and manage presentations in Microsoft (MS) PowerPoint, documents in MS Word, email and calendars in MS Outlook, and spreadsheets in MS Excel. Microsoft Office Suite of applications is the most used software tool in the world. Stay current with this class, as it is always up-to-date and will change as the features of MS Office change over time. Master the most common uses so that you can work faster and more efficiently and can take your computer skills from plain and drab to exciting and engaging. You will leave class with a set of skills that are a workplace requirement in today’s fast paced ever-changing environment and will enable your future career success. Agenda Unit 1 Introduction to Microsoft Word Explore the different parts of the Word document and document navigation Learn how to format paragraphs, line spacing and fonts Add and modify bullets, lists, tables, headers, footers, page numbers and page breaks Insert graphical elements including drawing objects, pictures, and charts Utilize proofing features like spell check and grammar check Unit 2 Introduction to Microsoft Excel Explore the different parts of the Excel worksheet and document navigation Understand cells and their makeup and how to populate, format and merge cells Create and manage formulas, tables, charts, and multiple worksheet “workbooks” Printing and PDF file creation including setting print areas Unit 3 Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint Explore the different parts of the PowerPoint presentation Understand slides and their makeup Create, Insert and format slides Insert and modify text, tables, charts, graphics, videos and images Unit 4 Microsoft Outlook Understand Outlook navigation and how the various aspects work together View, create and respond to email messages; format emails and set signature(s) Email etiquette: CC, BCC, threads, quoting and textual interpretation Navigate and search email folders Set email forwarding and filtering rules Request and edit appointments and respond to meeting requests

Start date: 06/05/17

End date: 06/30/17

Online 24/7 (06/05/2017-06/30/2017)

Instructor : Betsy Flanagan 

Class Fee: $195.00

Materials Fee: $0.00



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A must-have skill to succeed in business, whether an entrepreneur or a valued employee, is the ability to create, edit and manage spreadsheets. Microsoft Excel is the most used spreadsheet tool in the world. Stay current with this class, as it is always up-to-date and will change as the features of Excel change over time. Examine the life of an Excel worksheet and workbook, from creation to presentation. Learn how an Excel worksheet is constructed, populated with content, and edited for delivery. Master the options that can take your Excel worksheet from plain, drab numbers to exciting and engaging multimedia. You will leave class with a set of skills that are in high demand and will be a deciding factor in your future success. Agenda Unit 1 Excel From The Ground Up Why businesses use Excel for spreadsheet management Technical requirements to use Excel (and all Office modules) Launch Excel and create your first Excel worksheet Discover how to protect and save your document Set your document’s Properties and Attributes including Subject, Title and Author Unit 2 Excel Document Creation Explore the different parts of the Excel worksheet and document navigation Understand cells and their makeup Learn how to populate, format and merge cells Create multiple worksheet “workbooks” Learn how to insert comments and check spelling Unit 3 Advanced Features and Functionality Create and manage formulas and functions Filter and sort tables and data Create “live” connections between multiple worksheets Create effective and informative table and charts Unit 4 Excel Management and Sharing Create meaningful file names and understand filing systems to manage Excel documents Organize your documents on your hard drive and learn how to copy and move documents Manage track changes when co-authoring documents Printing and PDF file creation including setting print areas Learn how to export Excel tables and charts to PowerPoint presentations and Word documents Use Outlook to send Excel worksheets and workbooks to other users

Start date: 04/03/17

End date: 04/28/17

Online 24/7 (04/03/2017-04/28/2017)

Instructor : Betsy Flanagan 

Class Fee: $195.00

Materials Fee: $0.00



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A must-have skill to succeed in business, whether an entrepreneur or a valued employee, is the ability to create, edit and manage spreadsheets. Microsoft Excel is the most used spreadsheet tool in the world. Stay current with this class, as it is always up-to-date and will change as the features of Excel change over time. Examine the life of an Excel worksheet and workbook, from creation to presentation. Learn how an Excel worksheet is constructed, populated with content, and edited for delivery. Master the options that can take your Excel worksheet from plain, drab numbers to exciting and engaging multimedia. You will leave class with a set of skills that are in high demand and will be a deciding factor in your future success. Agenda Unit 1 Excel From The Ground Up Why businesses use Excel for spreadsheet management Technical requirements to use Excel (and all Office modules) Launch Excel and create your first Excel worksheet Discover how to protect and save your document Set your document’s Properties and Attributes including Subject, Title and Author Unit 2 Excel Document Creation Explore the different parts of the Excel worksheet and document navigation Understand cells and their makeup Learn how to populate, format and merge cells Create multiple worksheet “workbooks” Learn how to insert comments and check spelling Unit 3 Advanced Features and Functionality Create and manage formulas and functions Filter and sort tables and data Create “live” connections between multiple worksheets Create effective and informative table and charts Unit 4 Excel Management and Sharing Create meaningful file names and understand filing systems to manage Excel documents Organize your documents on your hard drive and learn how to copy and move documents Manage track changes when co-authoring documents Printing and PDF file creation including setting print areas Learn how to export Excel tables and charts to PowerPoint presentations and Word documents Use Outlook to send Excel worksheets and workbooks to other users

Start date: 06/05/17

End date: 06/30/17

Online 24/7 (06/05/2017-06/30/2017)

Instructor : Betsy Flanagan 

Class Fee: $195.00

Materials Fee: $0.00



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Designed to function as an electronic version of a paper notebook, Microsoft OneNote is a note-taking and personal information management application for collecting, organizing and sharing digital information.  Learn to store text notes, photos, audio and video snippets, handwriting and similar content, and how OneNote collects and organizes the information, making it available for searching as well as sharing with others.

Start date: 04/10/17

End date: 04/10/17

1 session

Weekly - Mon 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (4/10/2017-4/10/2017)

Instructor : Jesse Braswell 

Room :  OLY 104

Class Fee: $29.00

Materials Fee: $0.00



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Come explore the many features of Outlook and discover how to make them work for you. Used primarily as an email application, Outlook has many additional features including calendar, task manager, contact manager, note taking, a journal, and web browsing. Learn how to make these essential features work for you to increase productivity and streamline organization. Textbook included.

Start date: 05/04/17

End date: 05/11/17

2 sessions.

Weekly - Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (5/4/2017-5/11/2017)

Instructor : Jesse Braswell 

Room :  OLY 104

Class Fee: $135.00

Materials Fee: $0.00



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Learn to use Windows with ease as you master its basic tools and functions. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. Book included.

Start date: 04/17/17

End date: 04/19/17

2 sessions.

Weekly - Mon, Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (4/17/2017-4/19/2017)

Instructor : Jesse Braswell 

Room :  OLY 104

Class Fee: $135.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Please read: Book included.



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Learn to use Windows with ease as you master its basic tools and functions. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. Book included.

Start date: 04/22/17

End date: 04/22/17

1 session

Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (4/22/2017-4/22/2017)

Instructor : Jesse Braswell 

Room :  OLY 104

Class Fee: $135.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Please read: Book included.



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