Computer Corner


ADOBE PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS    FEE: $125

Tuesday, 7-9 p .m. (4 sess. beg. Feb. 27)        Midland Park H.S.
This class will focus on the basic concepts and skills involved with Photoshop Elements. Topics include graphic file types, tools, layers, selection, photo editing, photo enhancement and more. The course is perfect for persons who are interested in digital photography or web page design. The software used will be Adobe Photoshop Elements, a home version of the professional version of Photoshop. The bulk of the instruction is transferable to any version of Photoshop including the professional versions. The course will focus on tools, layering and selection. Students should possess a good working knowledge of Windows. Students should have good mouse skills. This course is not for computer novices. At the end of the course, students will be able to enhance the quality of their photographs and perform photo touch-ups using a variety of techniques. Instructor: DON ELLIOTT

 

INTRO TO YOUR iPAD OR or iPHONE    FEE: $35
Tuesday,  7-9 p.m. (1 sess. Mar. 13  new  date)    Midland Park H.S.
Let us show you some of the features of iOS 11 and built-in apps that make the everyday things you do even more incredible with iPhone and the iPad. In this two hour class you will learn all the great features of both the iPhone and iPad and what amazing, creative, and productive things you will create. Bring your device to class.  Instructor: GREGORY FIORENTINO

iPAD/iPHONE - ADVANCED CLASS       FEE: $35
Thursday 7-9 p.m. (1 sess. Mar. 15)    Midland Park H.S.
You’re pretty good with your iPad. You can check email, FaceTime, surf the web, and download apps, but there is so much more to the iPad. Learn how to make folders to organize your apps, use gestures to navigate the iPad faster and other advanced tips and tricks to get even more out of your iPad. Please bring your own device. Instructor: GREGORY FIORENTINO

 

INTRO TO CLOUD COMPUTING FEE: $35
Thursday,  7-9 p.m. (1 sess. Mar. 22)  Midland Park H.S.
This class is designed for students who want to understand the basics of cloud computing,  including cloud storage and essentials. Learn how the cloud works using online apps on mobile devices and laptops. Instructor: GREGORY FIORENTINO

 

INTRO TO THE ANDROID FEE: $35
Thursday, 7-9 p.m. (1 sess. Mar. 29)   Midland Park H.S.
You just got a Android phone or tablet and is it shiny and great. In this 2 hour class get suggestions on apps to grab, settings to tweak, and really nifty things you can do with your Google-powered mini-supercomputer. Learn all this from a user for over five years and someone who has supported the devices in a retail, corporate, and real world environment.  Please bring your own device. Instructor: GREGORY FIORENTINO

 

CELL PHONE PLANS         FEE: $35
Thursday, 7-9 p.m. (1 sess. Apr. 12)   Midland Park H.S.
In this class you will learn all the differences of the most popular cell phone plans available and the changes that have occurred over the years.   We will discuss in detail the cell phone plans offered by  the four largest cell phone companies:  Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint.  Come to this informative session so you can decide which is the best choice for you! Instructor: GREGORY FIORENTINO

 

FACEBOOK: SOCIAL NETWORKING    FEE: $35
Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. (1 sess. Mar. 7)             Ramsey High School
Offered in cooperation with Ramsey Community School. Register through M.P.C.E.
Learn the basics of on-line social networking.  Facebook is one of the most popular social networking sites out there today – don’t be left out!  Create your own Facebook account and stay connected or reconnect with family and friends using this popular social media app.  You’ll learn to set up your account and profile, upload and share photos, find friends, exchange messages, receive notifications when others update their profiles or make posts, and understand those very important privacy settings.  If you have a Facebook account please bring your password with you. Instructor: ASAD RIAZ

 

INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL         FEE: $125
Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. (4 sess. beg.  Feb. 28)  Midland Park H.S.
Learn about the very useful and powerful Microsoft spreadsheet program. The basic concepts and skills of Excel will be explored including worksheets, workbooks, opening files, saving files, entering data, formatting data, formulas, copying formulas, arithmetic and column summing. Learn about using AutoSum to enter summing formulas. Learn to use AutoFill to copy a formula to an entire column or row. Students will learn how to use Excel Built-In Functions in formulas and create formulas that span more than one worksheet. Additional topics include sorting tables, filtering tables, using the LookUp formulas, techniques for printing and viewing large spreadsheets. Students must have a working knowledge of the Windows operating system and must be comfortable using a mouse. The skills learned will work on all versions of Excel. When finished with this course, students will be able to create simple but useful spreadsheets and be able to modify existing spreadsheets. Instructor: DONALD ELLIOTT

 

iMAC, AN INTRODUCTION                        FEE: $35
Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. (1 sess. Mar. 21)              Ramsey High School
Offered in cooperation with Ramsey Community School. Register through M.P.C.E.

If you’ve always been a PC user but are curious about the iMac this class is for you.  You’ll learn all about the iMac basic features and how to perform some of the common tasks.  Learn to set up your iMac settings (System Preferences) including your printer, to load applications, to use your window, file management using Spotlight, Finder, Dock and Time Machine, and more.  You’ll learn all you need to know to begin working on your new iMac or to make the leap to an iMac. Instructor: ASAD RIAZ

 

QUICKBOOKS –BASICS  - Version 2015         FEE: $340 (includes book)
Tuesday, 5:45 p-8:15 p.m. (10 sess. beg. Feb 27)      Glen Rock H.S.
(no class 4/3) change in dates and time
Offered in cooperation with Glen Rock Community School. Register through MPCE.
Registration deadline 1 week prior to class. This is an introductory course that will give you the basics for managing your business or to enhance your career opportunities. You will learn how to: Navigate Quick Books, create a company file, work with lists, accounts payable tasks, writing checks, paying bills, perform accounts receivable tasks, create invoices, create sales receipts, receive payments, make deposits, bank reconciliations and reports. This class will work for versions 2013 – 2017. Instructor: ANNETTE D. RAKOWSKI

 

SELLING ON eBAY FEE: $90
Wednesday, 7-9:30 p.m. (2 sess. April 11 & 18)        Ramsey High School
Offered in cooperation with Ramsey Community School. Register through M.P.C.E.
Learn from an eBay Power Seller how to sell successfully-from start to finish. Topics include: How eBay works, safe trading using eBay Buyer/Seller Protection, learning the value of your items, pricing your merchandise, writing a description, taking photos, using a PayPal account, the bidding and selling process, shipping your goods, understanding eBay fees, collecting your payment, delivery confirmation, handling feedback, and more.  Students will be able to develop their own eBay listings upon completion of this class. Prerequisite: Students are required to have an email address and a registered eBay ID prior to first class. Instructor: ASAD RIAZ

 

INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT WORD         FEE: $49
Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m. (2 sess. Apr. 17 & 24)  Glen Rock H.S.
Offered in cooperation with Glen Rock Community School.  Register through MPCE.
Welcome to Microsoft® Word, a word processing application for Windows and Mac computers. In this class you will learn the basics of navigating Word including starting a new document and editing an existing document, setting margins, tabs and paragraph formatting, how to highlight text for emphasis, spell checking and grammar checking, finding your way around the tools and buttons, creating templates. This is a class that will help users of Office 2010 or later. Requirements: prior experience with Windows™.  Instructor: Dan Paul-Heskins

 

GETTING MORE OUT OF WORD                               FEE: $35
Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m. (1 sess. May 15)           Glen Rock H.S.
Offered in cooperation with Glen Rock Community School.  Register through MPCE
Microsoft Word is one of the most powerful word processing tools. But most people have no idea how much more then could get out of Word with just a few simple clicks or settings. Take your Word skills to new levels by learning how to: Customize auto-correct, spellcheck and grammar check; Create custom styles for your text and layout; Add pictures or text boxes to your documents; Make text wrap around pictures and text boxes; Design and build brochures and mini posters for business or events. This is a 90-minute class based on Word 2010, but many of the tips and tricks work with earlier and later versions of Word. Prior experience with Word required. Instructor: Dan Paul Heskins


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