Continuing Education Classes – Computer and Technology

3d Studio MaxBusiness Fridays: Word 2016, Essential SkillsComputers for BeginnersComputer Boot Camp
Digital PhotographyDrones for BeginnersDrones: Learn to FlyDrones: Beginner Aerial Videography
Drone Pilot Ground School: FAA 107Excel: BeginnersExcel: Beyond the Basics Introduction to Keyboarding
Photoshop ElementsQuickBooks, Introduction to

3d Studio Max
Students work hands-on in this course to learn 3D modeling, create and apply realistic textures, learn lighting principles/techniques, camera types and usage, and key framing procedures. Also covers storyboards, animation, and rendering output for different mediums (film, video, Internet, etc.) and creating parts for manufacturing. Instructor, Jay Tyson has worked in the arts and entertainment industry for over 22 years, has worked for The Jim Henson Company on productions like Muppets from Space and builds/designs for movies and video productions all over the world. For more information about this class go to: https://learning3dwithjaytyson.wordpress.com/
Course Fee: $180–Book Fee: none
Start Date
02-05-2018   M/W   6 – 9 pm, 27 sessions, Wayne West Bldg., Rm. 315

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Business Fridays: Word 2016, Essential Skills
Improve your productivity and efficiency in Microsoft Word with these useful tips on some of the most overlooked features in Word 2016. Learn how to set defaults for new documents, specialized text formatting and tips for working with non-printing characters, revealing formatting, collaborating, sharing and securing documents, macros, and integrating with Excel, PowerPoint and the web, password protecting documents and more! Prerequisite: You should be someone that uses Word actively in your workplace.
Course Fee: $70–Book Fee: none
Start Date
12-01-2017   Friday   8 am-5 pm, 2 sessions, Wayne West Bldg., Rm. 319

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Computers for Beginners
New to computers? This course has been designed for you! Become more familiar with Windows. Teaches students how to find and run programs, organize your files and get more Internet and security savvy.
Course Fee: $70–Book Fee: none
Start Date
03-22-2018   Thursday   6 – 9 pm, 8 sessions, Western Carteret Library, Rm. 1, Cape Carteret

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Computer Boot Camp
This course is designed to provide the fundamental computer skills you need to survive and prosper in today’s fast-changing workplace. You will learn how to implement the powers of modern office software to work faster and more efficiently focusing on practical applications for software most common to the workplace. This is an essential course for those with little or no computer skills to learn what you need to be employed in today’s workplace. Covers the basics of Microsoft Word, Excel and Access, as well as networking, internet and email.

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Course Fee: $180–Book Fee: none
Start Date
01-23-2018  T/Th   5:30 – 9:30 pm, 32 sessions, Wayne West Bldg., Rm. 317
02-05-2018  M/T/W/Th/F   9 am-12:30 pm, 37 sessions, Wayne West Bldg., Rm. 317
03-01-2018  T/W/Th   5:30 – 9:30 pm, 32 sessions, East Carteret High School, Rm. 407, Beaufort

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Digital Photography
Course concentrates on the successful use of a digital camera to produce professional images. Emphasis is placed on learning the features of the camera and how to properly use them, including Aperture Mode, Shutter Priority Mode and Manual Mode. Learn how to focus on the successful visual composition of your photos. Students will begin to develop a portfolio of their own personal vision. Students will need to bring a digital camera along with a thumb drive to the class.
Course Fee: $125–Book Fee: $40.75
Start Date

01-29-2018   M/W   6 – 9 pm, 16 sessions, Wayne West Bldg., Rm. 318

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Drones for Beginners
Learn what you need to know to purchase the right drone to meet your needs. Learn how to register your drone with the FAA and the regulations you need to know to operate it legally. Students will get hands-on flight training using a Nano Quadcopter.  Instructor, Cher Brown is an FAA Certified pilot, Aerial Cinematographer, Producer and Photographer with Keva Creative. Note: Bring your drone to class if you have one.
Course Fee: $20
Start Date
01-27-2018 Saturday 9 am-12 pm, 1 session, Wayne West Bldg., Rm. 114

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Drones: Learn to Fly
Flying an aircraft is about maintaining control of its movement through the air. In aviation, pilots are taught to perform maneuvers to sharpen their flying skills. The same is true for Drones. In this class, learn to control your aircraft through a series of maneuvers that will build your skills.  Whether you are an experienced pilot or new to drones, practicing these maneuvers and flying in different flight modes will make you not only a better pilot but also a safer pilot. Instructor, Cher Brown is an FAA Certified pilot, Aerial Cinematographer, Producer and Photographer with Keva Creative. Note: Bring your drone to class if you have one.
Course Fee: $40
Start Date
02-10-2018 Saturday 9 am-4 pm, 1 session, Wayne West Bldg., Rm. 114

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Drones: Beginner Aerial Photography
Aerial photography captured with the use of Drones is changing the way we see the world and improving our ability to tell stories. Images that were previously only reserved to high-budget Hollywood films are now possible for all UAV photographers. Come to this course to learn some tips and tricks to creating dynamic videos using drones. We’ll also cover basic drone video editing so you can immediately start creating your own story. Instructor, Terry Brown is the Principal/Filmmaker/Editor for Keva Creative, a full service video production and documentary film company. Prerequisite: Experience using a drone.
Course Fee: $70
Start Date
02-24-2018 Saturday 9 am-4 pm, 2 sessions, Wayne West Bldg., Rm. 114

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Drone Pilot Ground School: FAA 107
Drones are taking off! There is money to be made around every corner with this up and coming field. Though be aware, there are rules and regulations to every aerial vehicle, and, as with certain drone vehicles, a license is required. This course will teach you the basics of FAA regulations along with experience in the air for preparation to take the test for your FAA 107 license.
Course Fee: $70
Start Date
03-17-2018 Saturday 8 am-5 pm, 2 sessions, Wayne West Bldg., Rm. 114

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Excel: Beginners
In this fundamental course, learn how to use Excel, a spreadsheet program that allows you to store, organize, and analyze information. Whether keeping a budget, organizing a training log, or creating an invoice, Excel makes it easy to work with different types of data. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills required.
Course Fee: $70–Book Fee: none
Start Date
02-06-2018   T/Th    6 – 9 pm, 8 sessions, Wayne West Bldg., Rm. 318

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Excel: Beyond the Basics
This course is designed for those who want to advance their skills by learning to work with formulas, lists, advanced formatting to include styles, charts, and more. Prerequisite: Basic Excel skills required.
Course Fee: $70–Book Fee: none
Start Date
01-23-2018   T/Th    6 – 9 pm, 8 sessions, Wayne West Bldg., Rm. 319

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Introduction to Keyboarding
This course is an introduction to the keyboard. Develop skills in the use of alphanumeric, function, cursor, and numeric keys, as well as keyboarding speed development using touch typing techniques. An essential skill in today’s workplace.
Course Fee: $70–Book Fee: none
Start Date
01-25-2018 Thursday 6 – 9 pm, 8 sessions, Western Carteret Library, Rm. 1, Cape Carteret
02-06-2018 Tuesday 6 – 9 pm, 8 sessions, Wayne West Bldg., Rm. TBA

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Photoshop Elements
If you’re a novice with no photo-editing experience or you want to upgrade skills you learned in an earlier version of Elements, this course is for you. New features include Guided Edits, which guide users step-by-step through the process of achieving certain image looks, and a range of image organization options. There’s also an option to upload videos directly to sharing sites such as Facebook and YouTube. Edit images, correct flaws, create images for marketing, prepare images for email and the Web, and organize your images so you can keep track of them.
Course Fee: $70–Book Fee: $68
Start Date
04-09-2018   M/W   6 – 9 pm, 8 sessions, Wayne West Bldg., Rm. 318

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Quickbooks, Introduction to
Gain hands-on experience as you learn how this well-designed accounting program can make it a snap to set up a chart of accounts; reconcile your checking account; create and print invoices, receipts, and statements; track your payables, inventory, and receivables; create estimates; and generate reports. Prerequisites: Basic computer and accounting skills.
Course Fee: $180–Book Fee: $182
Start Date
02-20-2018 T/Th 6 – 9 pm, 24 sessions, Wayne West Bldg., Rm. 319

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