Continuing Education Classes – Computer and Technology

Computers for BeginnersComputer Boot CampDigital PhotographyDrones for BeginnersDrones: Learn to Fly
Drones: Beginner Aerial VideographyDrone PilotExcel: BeginnersExcel: Beyond the BasicsMicrosoft Office Applications
Movie Animation & 3d Studio MaxPhotoshop ElementsPortrait PhotographyQuickBooks, Introduction to

 

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: $20 (available in class)

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Computer Boot Camp (with Microsoft Office)
This course is targeted towards people who are new to computers or have limited exposure to a computer prior to taking this course. The intent of this course is to introduce computer knowledge and skill sets that a participant can acquire and then apply to tasks he/she may want to perform. Students will progress to using popular software programs to process typical documents found in any business or school environment.
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Course Fee: $180–Book Fee: none
Start Date
09-4-2019    M/W     6 – 9:15 pm, 32 sessions, Western Carteret Library, Rm. 1, Cape Carteret location

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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. Textbook: “Short Course in Photography-Digital”.
Course Fee: $125–Book Fee: $70
Start Date
09-16-2019    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.  Note: Outdoor flying is dependent on weather conditions. Please bring your drone to class if you have one.
Course Fee: $20

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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. Note: Outdoor flying is dependent on weather conditions. Please bring your drone to class if you have one.
Course Fee: $40

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Drones: Beginner Aerial Videography
Do you want to take your images to the next level? This course is tailored to help you get started on taking those amazing aerial photos and videos using multirotors (drones). You will avoid pitfalls to flying as this course will also cover the fundamentals to get you started flying, filming, and creating your first aerial video. From setting up the drone, learning the app, camera techniques, live flights, video editing and more. Note: Outdoor flying is dependent on weather conditions. Prerequisite: Experience using a drone.
Course Fee: $70
Start Date
09-07-2019     Saturday      9 am – 4 pm, 2 sessions, Bryant Bldg., Rm. 3109

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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.
Note: Outdoor flying is dependent on weather conditions.
Course Fee: $70
Start Date
10-05-2019     Saturday  8 am – 5 pm, 2 sessions, Bryant Bldg., Rm. 3109

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Microsoft 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. Textbook: “Microsoft Excel 2016”.
Course Fee: $70–Book Fee: $43
Start Date
09-03-2019     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. Textbook: “Exploring Microsoft Office Excel 2016” Comprehensive E-Book or spiral book.
Course Fee: $70–Book Fee: $70
Start Date
10-03-2019    T/Th      6 – 9 pm, 8 sessions, Wayne West Bldg., Rm. 318

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Microsoft Office Applications
Whether you are looking to enhance skills for personal use or embark on a new career, this course will allow you to learn and apply hands-on skills in Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. You will learn how to effectively create and manage documents in word; create graphs and charts, perform calculations on data, organize information in tables with Excel; create and manage presentations with PowerPoint; organize your email Inbox and manage email automatically in Outlook. Today, employers across many industries and fields expect candidates to have Microsoft Office skills, as it is the most universally utilized software in business. Having these skills, even at a basic level, will help with your job prospects and increase your chances to be considered for most roles.  Textbook: “Microsoft Office 2016 Step-by-Step”.
Course Fee: $125–Book Fee: $30
Start Date
10-14-2019     M/W      6 – 9 pm, 16 sessions, Wayne West Bldg., Rm. TBA

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Movie Animation and 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

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Photoshop Elements
If you’re stressed about capturing the perfect shot, don’t be. This course is designed to help you easily organize your photos, fix your photos, make them look amazing with intelligent editing options, turn them into stunning creations, and quickly share your memories. Textbook: “Classroom in a Book”.
Course Fee: $70–Book Fee: $60
Start Date
11-13-2019    M/W     6 – 9 pm, 8 sessions, Wayne West Bldg., Rm. 318

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Portrait Photography
Learn how to work with all different types of subjects, from individuals and groups to children and pets. Learn the nuances of lighting and posing, how to shoot in studio or on location, and how to master the gear you will need to create inspiring work. By the end of the course, you will complete a series of photo projects, have an understanding of the art of portrait photography, and will have created a portfolio of your photographic work. Participants will need to bring a digital camera along with a thumb drive to the class.
Course Fee: $70–Book Fee: $30

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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. Textbook: “Quickbooks 2015/2016 Complete”.
Course Fee: $180–Book Fee: $125
Start Date
09-18-2019    M/W    6 – 9 pm, 24 sessions, Wayne West Bldg., Rm. 314

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