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Maximize your office productivity and performance by learning the latest software. Instructors offer hands-on learning and you'll gain experience with many popular office software programs.

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Adobe Acrobat allows users to convert documents you create in Word, Excel, PowerPoint or any other application into Portable Document Files (PDF). A PDF can be viewed and printed by any with a copy of Adobe's free Acrobat Reader. In this course students will learn to create and manage PDF files. Students will add navigation aids to their PDF files. Students will prepare documents for review and adding security features to their documents. Students will also learn to?complete PDF forms electronically. Students must have a copy of Adobe Acrobat Standard. A 30-day trial of Adobe Acrobat is available for download. Book included. Details

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $375.00



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Adobe Acrobat allows users to convert documents you create in Word, Excel, PowerPoint or any other application into Portable Document Files (PDF). A PDF can be viewed and printed by any with a copy of Adobe's free Acrobat Reader. In this course students will learn to create and manage PDF files. Students will add navigation aids to their PDF files. Students will prepare documents for review and adding security features to their documents. Students will also learn to?complete PDF forms electronically. Students must have a copy of Adobe Acrobat Standard. A 30-day trial of Adobe Acrobat is available for download. Book included. Details

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $375.00



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Adobe Acrobat allows users to convert documents you create in Word, Excel, PowerPoint or any other application into Portable Document Files (PDF). A PDF can be viewed and printed by any with a copy of Adobe's free Acrobat Reader. In this course students will learn to create and manage PDF files. Students will add navigation aids to their PDF files. Students will prepare documents for review and adding security features to their documents. Students will also learn to?complete PDF forms electronically. Students must have a copy of Adobe Acrobat Standard. A 30-day trial of Adobe Acrobat is available for download. Book included. Details

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $375.00



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Adobe Acrobat allows users to convert documents you create in Word, Excel, PowerPoint or any other application into Portable Document Files (PDF). A PDF can be viewed and printed by any with a copy of Adobe's free Acrobat Reader. In this course students will learn to create and manage PDF files. Students will add navigation aids to their PDF files. Students will prepare documents for review and adding security features to their documents. Students will also learn to?complete PDF forms electronically. Students must have a copy of Adobe Acrobat Standard. A 30-day trial of Adobe Acrobat is available for download. Book included. Details

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $375.00



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Touch typing, or keyboarding as it’s known today, is an essential computer skill. Keyboarding is used in many jobs today and is projected to be an even more crucial IT skill in the future. Imagine how efficient you could be if you didn’t have to think about each and every letter you type. If you have never developed beyond the hunt-and-peck technique this class is for you. In just a few weeks you will feel more confident in your keyboarding skills and be able to get more work done.

Start date: 10/11/16

End date: 11/08/16

Tuition: $59.00



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There is more horsepower with Google than just finding information on the Internet. Learn about the different FREE tools offered by Google. We will focus on using tools to send emails, manage a calendar, create a document PLUS give a brief overview of what all the other tools can offer.

Start date: 09/13/16

End date: 09/13/16

Tuition: $35.00



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There is more horsepower with Google than just finding information on the Internet. Learn about the different FREE tools offered by Google. We will focus on using tools to send emails, manage a calendar, create a document PLUS give a brief overview of what all the other tools can offer.

Start date: 12/01/16

End date: 12/01/16

Tuition: $35.00



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If you find the Internet intimidating with its billions of web pages and you still can’t find what you are looking for on this vast global communications network, then this class is for you. In this class, we simplify and explain the basics about the Internet and communicate in non-technical language you can understand. Finally, you will learn how to find what you need on the Internet and have fun doing it.

Start date: 11/15/16

End date: 11/15/16

Tuition: $29.00



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Learn the basics and how to be more productive with your iPad. Find out about functional and fun applications available on the iPad as well as useful tips and tricks to get the most from your device. Please bring your device to class.   

Start date: 09/26/16

End date: 09/26/16

Tuition: $39.00



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Learn the basics and how to be more productive with your iPad. Find out about functional and fun applications available on the iPad as well as useful tips and tricks to get the most from your device. Please bring your device to class.   

Start date: 11/29/16

End date: 11/29/16

Tuition: $39.00



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Get more out of your iPad. Expand your existing knowledge and get the most out of the iPad's technology. Learn some useful tips and tricks to make your life easier and your iPad even more enjoyable! Please bring your device to class.

Start date: 12/12/16

End date: 12/12/16

Tuition: $29.00



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Must-have skills to succeed in the workplace include the ability to create, edit and manage presentations in 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.

Start date: 09/06/16

End date: 09/30/16

Tuition: $195.00



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