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Computer and Technology Classes

Employers: Cabrillo Extension can create an account for your company that allows your employees to request your approval to register for our classes. With the company account we can then invoice you when your employees register for a Cabrillo Extension class. Your company account will allow you to approve any registration requests made by your employees, and review or print their transactions.

Click here to Request for Company Account for your business, or feel free to call our office at 831-479-6331, and we'd be happy to help you set up an account


Essential Computer Skills

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Whether you want to update your skills, need to review the basics before progressing to another technology-based class, or are new to computers, this one-day class will give you a solid foundation and clear understanding of essential tools and basic functions. If you’ve ever saved a file but couldn’t find it later, or wanted to cry or curse because your computer was doing something you couldn’t understand, this class will help! If you’ve been using computers for quite some time, but find yourself frustrated when you try to learn new technology tools, this class will help!

First, we’ll present a brief overview of computer components and their functions. Become familiar with the Windows interface for PC’s, and then work on how to manage your files. You will leave with an understanding of the roles of computer hardware and software; operating systems and applications; how to navigate your Windows desktop and control windows; move and copy files; create folders and folder hierarchy; use the recycle bin, and many more essential tools for stress-free success!

A comprehensive manual/textbook is included in the course fee.

Sat., October 12
9:00 am - 5:00 pm                   
Room: 515                
Register before Sept. 9: $98
Register after Sept. 9: $110
Register 2 or more: $90 each

register online

 

David Nagid - See bio below

 


Microsoft Office Overview - Take a Tour!

 

In this class, you will get a broad overview of the document creation tools in MS Word, spreadsheet and data management tools in MS Excel, and the options that exist for creating gorgeous slide presentations using MS PowerPoint. We’ll move quickly, so you have a chance to “take a tour” of each of these products, and see examples of what they can do. This is a great way to learn which Microsoft Office products are best for the tasks you want to complete.

Join the community of world-wide users of Microsoft Office to learn the skills needed for virtually all workplace or personal uses.

Required: Essential Computer Skills or equivalent knowledge.

A comprehensive manual/textbook is included in the course fee.

Fri., September 20 - CLASS CANCELLED
9:00 am - 5:00 pm                   
Room: 515                
Register before Sept. 9: $128
Register after Sept. 9: $142

register online

 

David Nagid - See bio below

 


Microsoft Word - Level 1

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This introductory class is for the computer user who wants to become proficient in Word 2016. Topics include using the ribbon interface and toolbars; creating, editing and formatting text; text selection; the Clipboard; page layout and printing commands; using proofreading tools; custom line spacing and indents; creating custom tab stops; bulleted and numbered lists; working with tables and forms; adding borders and shading; using Find and Replace; and more.

Required: Essential Computer Skills, see above, or equivalent skills.

A comprehensive manual/textbook is included in the course fee.

Fri., October 18
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Room: 515
Register before Sept. 9: $128
Register after Sept. 9: $142

register online

 

David Nagid - See bio below

 


Microsoft Word - Level 2

This intermediate level class covers more complex skills than those presented in Level 1. Topics introduced include creating newsletters using columns; section and column breaks; inserting WordArt and clip art; basic picture editing; formatting text consistently by using styles; Mail Merge documents; creating and working with templates, and more.
Required: Microsoft Word - Level 1 or equivalent skills.

A comprehensive manual/textbook is included in the course fee.

Fri., December 6
9:00 am - 5:00 pm                   
Room: 515                
Register before Sept. 9: $128
Register after Sept. 9: $142

register online

 

David Nagid - See bio below

 


Microsoft Excel - Level 1

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This introductory class is for the computer user who wants to become proficient in Excel 2016. Topics introduced include the ribbon interface; entering and editing data; selecting cells and ranges; printing worksheets; creating formulas and functions; using absolute and relative cell references; formatting cell contents; inserting and deleting columns, rows, and cells; creating charts, and more.

Required: Essential Computer Skills, see above, or
equivalent skills.

A comprehensive manual/textbook is included in the
course fee.

Fri., October 11
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Room: 515

Register before Sept. 9: $128
Register after Sept. 9: $142

register online

 

David Nagid - See bio below

 


Microsoft Excel - Level 2

This intermediate level class covers more complex skills than those presented in Level 1. Topics include working with lists of data; filtering and sorting data; displaying subtotals in a list; formatting and printing multi-page workbooks; using advanced functions in formulas: auditing formula errors, and more.
Required: Microsoft Excel - Level 1 or equivalent skills.

A comprehensive manual/textbook is included in the course fee. 

Two dates to choose from:             

Sat., October 26
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Room: 515

Register before Sept. 9: $128
Register after Sept. 9: $142

register online

 

Fri., November 15
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Room: 515

Register before Sept. 9: $128
Register after Sept. 9: $142

register online

 

David Nagid - See bio below

 


Microsoft Excel - Level 3

This advanced level class introduces highly complex Excel skills. Topics covered include creating PivotTables, Pivot Charts, and macros; using financial functions; using data analysis and validation tools; advanced formatting techniques; sharing workbooks and tracking changes; merging multiple workbooks; integrating Excel with other programs, and more.
Required: Microsoft Excel - Level 2 or equivalent skills.

A comprehensive manual/textbook is included in the course fee.

Fri., November 22
9:00 am - 5:00 pm                   
Room: 515                
Register before Sept. 9: $128
Register after Sept. 9: $142

register online

 

David Nagid has been teaching MS Office applications at various local community colleges and adult schools since 2000. He worked as a Systems Integration & Test Engineer for Lockheed Martin until his retirement in 2014.

 


Quickbooks Online for the Small Business Owner

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Whether you’re a beginning or intermediate user of QuickBooks Online (“QBO®”), and want to get the most out of your subscription, or you’ve been using QuickBooks Desktop, this class will help you learn to successfully navigate and use QuickBooks Online correctly from the start!

Learn to enter your sales income from customers, specific to your business’s daily workflow. Track your company’s expenses, and run reports to understand your business’s growth. Learn about bank accounts, customers, getting around QuickBooks Online, setting up your company, tools, vendors, and working with lists. You will also learn how to avoid the most common errors QuickBooks Online users make.

This class is taught in a computer lab with PCs, so you can gain hands-on experience with the online product. A subscription purchase of QuickBooks Online is not required.

Students without bookkeeping experience are recommended to take the Recordkeeping for Small Business class. Basic Computer skills are required.

4 Sat., October 12 - November 2
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Room: 31
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Register before Sept. 9: $195
Register after Sept. 9: $210

register online

 

Carol Jensen - see bio below

 


Advanced QuickBooks

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This advanced class is for those who either have used QuickBooks Pro Desktop or have transitioned to QuickBooks Online (“QBO ®”). Periodic accounting and reporting tasks are often processed differently in the two applications. Changing your office procedures to accommodate new software can be challenging. This workshop will address the more difficult issues that advanced users often face. Join us if you are looking for insight into how to reproduce your preferred QuickBooks Pro Desktop report in QBO ®. Topics covered include: differences between QuickBooks Pro Desktop and QBO ®, inventory, reporting, reconciling, bank account downloads, software limitations, work-arounds, sales tax, and much more.

Students must have previous experience with either QuickBooks Pro or QBO ® software. This class is taught in a computer lab with PC’s, so you can gain hands-on experience with the online product. Apple or PC users welcome. A subscription purchase of QuickBooks Online is not required.

Sat., November 16
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Room: 318

Register before Sept. 9: $65
Register after Sept. 9: $76

register online

 

Carol Jensen specializes in financial aspects of start-up businesses and she is a Registered Tax Preparer (CTEC). Carol has taught QuickBooks and Real Estate at Cabrillo for many years.

 


The Basics of Selling on eBay

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Learn strategies for selling on eBay in this class designed to enhance your sales success. Create and enhance listings with photo editing and attractive descriptions. Learn ways to use PayPal in conjunction with ebay and set pricing to maximize profits.

This class will focus on using multiple platforms for successful ebay sales, so students must have existing PayPal, ebay, and email accounts created prior to class, and a Smart phone. Hese will be actively used in class to create ebay listings.

Please check the Class Resources page for important details about technology requirements for this class. 

Sat., October 19
2:00 - 6:00 pm
Room: 318

Register before Sept. 9: $42
Register after Sept. 9: $48
Register two or more: $38 each

register online

 

Carol Jensen - see bio above

 


How to Use a Smartphone

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If you bought a smartphone for someone, expect to get some calls with questions like, “What’s an app?”, or “Why does my battery run out so quickly?” or “How do I upload videos to the Facebook?”

Explore the basic functionality of your new smartphone. Learn common tasks like sending a text message, watching a video clip on YouTube, or surfing the Web. This workshop also covers fundamentals like configuring the security options, adjusting the brightness of the display, and setting the device up to work with a wireless network.

Bring your iPhone, Android, Blackberry, or other smartphone to class with your charger.  

Sat., October 26
2:00 - 6:00 noon
Room: 318

Register before Sept. 9: $35
Register after Sept. 9: $42
Register two or more: $32 each

register online

 

Carol Jensen - see bio above

 


Google Suite Workshops - Organizational Tools at your Fingertips Without Paper!

 

Google is so much more than a search engine! Under one umbrella there are easy-to-use, time-saving tools and applications to keep you organized, efficient and connected.  In each of these workshops you will discover a multitude of possibilities available in the Google Suite, and learn how to edit, manage sharing, and collaborate.

These are hands-on classes offered in a PC computer lab so you’ll have the opportunity to set up your Google Suite, or edit and improve your use of any Google Suite products you are already using. This class will completely change the way you think about using technology, and help you move towards a productive, paperless personal and professional life!

Please check the Cabrillo Extension Class Resources web page for additional required steps student must complete prior to class, and items to gather to prepare for class.

 

Register for all 3 Google Suite Classes

3 Sat., August 3, 10 & 17
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Room: 515
Register before May 30: $125
Register after May 30: $140

register online

 

 

Google Suite 1: Gmail and Calendars

  • Use time-saving functions in Gmail
  • Dig into the settings and features
  • Personalize your Gmail
  • Schedule and share events, meetings and tasks in Google calendars

Sat., August 3
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Room: 515
Register before May 30: $48
Register after May 30: $55

register online

 

 

Google Suite 2: Drive, Docs, and Slides

  • Learn the capability of Google Drive
  • Use Google docs for word processing to create, edit and share documents
  • Create, edit, and share presentations in Google Slides

Please check the Cabrillo Extension Class Resources web page for additional required steps student must complete prior to class, and items to gather to prepare for class.

Sat., August 10
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Room: 515
Register before May 30: $48
Register after May 30: $55

register online

 

 

Google Suite 3: Surveys and Sheets

  • Create custom surveys in Google Forms for registration events, potlucks, polling, and other data collection
  • Learn how to use the multiple types of field options
  • See different methods for sharing the form with participants
  • Understand how to work with sheets to see form results
  • Create custom sheets to manage and share information

Please check the Cabrillo Extension Class Resources web page for additional required steps student must complete prior to class, and items to gather to prepare for class.

Sat., August 17
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Room: 515
Register before May 30: $48
Register after May 30: $55

register online

 

 

Denise Castro is a faculty member and Instructional Designer at CSUMB, a certified Google Educator, and a certified Prezi Educator. She has been giving workshops on technology topics and Google Suite for 5 years.

 


Intro to Adobe Illustrator

 


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Learn to create detailed, professional illustrations and drawings digitally, whether you draw by hand or want to create an illustration from your photos. Adobe Illustrator is a large application and this is your chance to get acquainted with some of the basic tools and techniques most useful for graphic artists & photographers. Find out how to vectorize your pencil or ink drawings, convert a photo into editable vectors, create gradients, use layers, create repeating patterns, designer text tricks on a path and more. Much of what will be learned will be useful for Photoshop and InDesign as well.

COMING SOON!
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Room: 317
Register before Jan. 28: $95
Register after Jan. 28: $110

register online


Alixandra Mullins - see bio below

 


Intro to Surface Textile Design with Adobe Illustrator

 



Learn to create detailed, professionally illustrated patterns for fabric using Adobe Illustrator. Whether you draw detailed designs by hand, want to create a fabric pattern from your photos or draw freehand using Illustrator's tools, this class teaches you how to get your pattern ready for fabric. Illustrator is a large application and this is your chance to focus on Surface Textile Patterns to be printed on fabric. Techniques most useful for graphic artists & Surface Textile designers will be covered. Find out how to vectorize your pencil or ink drawings, add and control colors for related designs, trace and edit your design and turn it into a usable repeating pattern design for printing on yards of fabric. Learn where and how to print or license your surface textile pattern.

Bring a flash thumb drive and line drawings if desired.

This class will be taught on a Mac, but is adaptable to Windows.

COMING SOON!
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Room: 317
Register before March 25: $95
Register after March 25: $110

register online


Alixandra Mullins has been a professional media and graphic designer for over 10 years and has taught Digital Media at Gavilan and Cabrillo College.

 


Photoshop for the Hobby Photographer
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Want to fix your photos but don’t know where to begin with Photoshop? Start here! Here’s your chance to get the basics of Photoshop and learn tools and techniques for fixing photos old and new. In this class you’ll learn to deal with image quality, color correct, repair aging scanned photos, fix the balance of light and dark, and more.

Never used Photoshop before? Need a refresher? Been using Photoshop, but want to get a firmer grounding in the basics? This class is for you. Get the best out of your photos.

This class will be taught on a Mac, but is adaptable to Windows.

Students should bring a brown bag lunch.

2 Sat., August 3 & 10
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Room: 317
Register before May 30: $85
Register after May 30: $98


register online


Deborah Cardillo is a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals and is a Photoshop enthusiast who loves to teach others.

 


Creative Photoshop - Using Artistic Filters

 

Are you ready to get creative with your photos? Learn how to take your perfect shot past reality and transform it into a creative statement. Lighting effects can be enhanced and altered, your photo can take on the appearance of a sketch, a vintage photograph, an impressionistic painting, or you can create unique design transformations using distortions and special effects. Learn how to use filters and layer blending modes to make your photo into an artistic vision!

It is recommended that you have solid basic knowledge of Photoshop, or have taken Photoshop for the Hobby Photographer prior to attending this course. You may wish to bring a thumb drive with images you would like to alter.

This class will be taught on a Mac, but is adaptable to Windows.

Students should bring a brown bag lunch.

COMING SOON!
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Room: 317
Register before May 30: $58
Register after May 30: $65


register online


Deborah Cardillo is a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals and is a Photoshop enthusiast who loves to teach others.

 


 

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