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Computer and Technology Classes

Employers: Cabrillo Extension can create an account for your company that allows your employees to request you 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 review your company information, approve any registration requests made by your employees, and 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 vbe happy to help you set up an account.


3D Animation for Beginners (ages 16 & up)

Have you ever struggled to understand an architectural or mechanical design drawing and wish that you could see it in three dimensions? Have you ever wondered how video games are made or animated movies like Shrek? This course will introduce you to the world of digital modeling and animation via 3D Blender, a popular/free animation software program. Additionally, you will be introduced to Computer Aided Design (CAD) and the principles of the design process. If this sounds exciting to you then we invite you to attend our hands-on, information-packed course!

Sat., June 26
12 noon - 4 pm
Room: 801
Register by June 6: $28
Register after June 6: $32

 

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Chris Yonge is a Cabrillo College animation instructor and local practicing design professional.
Gary Marcoccia is a Cabrillo College engineering technology instructor.

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Intro to Adobe Illustrator

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.

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

Students should bring a brown bag lunch for the break.

2 Sat., June 18 & 25
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Room: 317
Register by June 6: $95
Register after June 6: $110

 

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

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Photoshop for the Hobby Photographer

You can create the best photos ever digitally, whether you use a digital camera, or scan your photos. Photoshop is a huge application and this is your chance to get acquainted with some of the basic Photoshop tools and techniques most useful for hobby photographers. Find out how to repair damaged photographs, correct color, remove unwanted elements, transform your photographs into sepia tones or hand-tinted looks, and more. Much of what will be learned will be useful for Photoshop Elements as well. This class will be taught on a Mac computer, but is adaptable to Windows.

Students should bring a brown bag lunch for the break.

2 Sat., July 16 & 23
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Room: 317
Register by June 6: $85
Register after June 6: $98

 

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Deborah Cardillo - See bio below

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Advanced Photoshop Techniques

Already know the basics? Learn refined selection techniques using masks, channels, and vector tools. Create panoramas with layer masks and use textures and blending modes to make your images pop. Get the best balance of light and dark using High Dynamic Range. Reposition content to perfection with content-aware tools. Adjust exposure and contrast balance with Curves. With these techniques, you will never have to put up with a less than perfect photo again!

Prerequisite: It is recommended that you have solid basic knowledge of Photoshop, or have taken Photoshop for the Hobby Photographer before you take this class.

Students should bring a brown bag lunch for the break.

COMING SOON
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Room: 317
Register by Feb. 29: $165
Register after Feb. 29: $185

 

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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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Quickbooks Pro for the Small Business Owner

QuickBooks Pro is one of the most widely used accounting programs for small businesses. This class will lead you through the set-up and use of the software for basic accounting functions including writing and printing checks, tracking income and expenses, generating financial statements, accounts payable and receivable, invoicing and more.

The class is taught in a computer lab so that students may gain hands-on experience with the software. Purchase of QuickBooks Pro 2010 is not required, but purchasing "QuickBooks Pro for Dummies" is recommended for those who do not own the software.

Students without bookkeeping experience are recommended to take the Recordkeeping for Small Business class.

Students must bring a USB Memory Disk of at least 1 GB of memory to class. Mac users are welcome to bring their own laptops with QuickBooks already installed.

4 Sat., June 18 - July 16 (no class July 2)
9 am - 1 pm
Room: 507

Register by June 6: $195
Register after June 6: $214

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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.

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Advanced QuickBooks

This advanced class is designed for those who are experienced with QuickBooks and who are looking for insight on how to deal with the more difficult issues that advanced users often face. Some of the topics covered are: inventory, accounting issues and solutions, tracking and managing sales tax, working with and resolving payroll issues, effective use of remote access, job costing, time tracking and much more.

The class is a hands-on course. Students must have previous experience with QuickBooks Pro software.

COMING SOON
9 am - 1 pm
Room: 318

Register by Sept. 12: $65
Register after Sept. 12: $76

 

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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.

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Computes for Rookies

Have you ever saved a file, but couldn’t find it later? Have you ever wanted to cry or curse because you couldn’t understand what your computer was doing? This class will give you the foundation for a solid understanding of computer technology. We’ll present an overview of computer components and their functions, explore the Windows interface, and work on critical file management skills.

Topics covered include the roles of hardware and software; operating systems vs. applications; the Desktop; controlling Windows; working with files and folders; the Recycle Bin and more.

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

Fri., July 8
9 am - 5 pm                   
Room: 515
                 
Fee: $95

register online

 

David Nagid - See bio below

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How to Use a Smartphone

 

 

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., May 21 CLASS CANCELLED - please see summer date below!
2 - 5 pm
Scotts Valley High School

Register by Feb. 29: $28
Register after Feb. 29: $32

 

 

Sat., July 23
2 - 5 pm
Room: 507

Register by June 6: $28
Register after June 6: $32

register online

 

Carol Jensen - see bio below

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iPad and Android Tablets for Beginners

Today’s Android and iPad tablets do so much more than browse the web or send an email. Either of these new devices provides you with a computer, Web browser, e-book reader, personal organizer and more - all in your lap! In this entertaining class, you will learn what your Android or iPad tablet really can do and how to use it for more than browsing the Web. Learn how to set up your Android or iPad for email, texting, WiFi networks, and Bluetooth; and discover how to best sync with your computer. Learn how to take terrific pictures and send them to friends, install apps, and figure out what the best apps are best for you to make your tablet even smarter.

Bring your Android or iPad to class along with its leash (charger).

Additional needs:

  • Please bring (or remember) your google or apple user id and passwords as applicable.
  • Please bring (or remember) your email ISP, username and password as we will be downloading free apps and sharing/sending pictures to our email accounts.

Sat., May 21 CLASS CANCELLED - please see summer date below!
9 am - 1 pm
Scotts Valley High School

Register by Feb. 29: $42
Register after Feb. 29: $48

 

 

Sat., July 23
9 am - 1 pm
Room: 515 (Computer lab)

Register by June 6: $42
Register after June 6: $48

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Carol Jensen specializes in financial aspects of start-up businesses and she is a Registered Tax Preparer (CTEC). Carol has been adjunct faculty at Cabrillo College for many years.

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The Basics of Selling on eBay

Learn the right way to sell on eBay with a class designed to enhance your sales success. Create and enhance listings with photo editing and attractive descriptions, open and use PayPal and set pricing to maximize profits.

Sat., August 13
9 am - 12 noon
Room: 507

Register by June 6: $24
Register after June 6: $28

 

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Carol Jensen specializes in financial aspects of start-up businesses and she is a Registered Tax Preparer (CTEC). Carol was adjunct faculty at Cabrillo College for many years.

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Microsoft Word - Level 1

This introductory class is for the computer user who wants to become proficient in Word 2013. 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: Computers for Rookies or equivalent skills.

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

COMING SOON
9 am - 5 pm                   
Room: 515
                 
Fee: $124

register online

David Nagid - See bio below

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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., May 27
9 am - 5 pm                     
Room: 515
               
Fee: $124

register online

David Nagid - See bio below

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Microsoft Excel - Level 1

This introductory class is for the computer user who wants to become proficient in Excel 2013. 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: Computers for Rookies or equivalent skills.

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

Fri., July 15
9 am - 5 pm                     
Room: 515
                 
Fee: $124

register online

David Nagid - See bio below

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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.                

Fri., August 5
9 am - 5 pm                     
Room: 515
               
Fee: $124

register online

David Nagid - See bio below

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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., May 20
9 am - 5 pm                     
Room: 515               
Fee: $124

register online

David Nagid - See bio below

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Effective Presentations Using PowerPoint

This class provides introductory training for the computer user who wants to become proficient in PowerPoint. Topics include the ribbon interface; creating presentations; document themes; bulleted lists; using outlines to create slides; formatting text; publishing and printing presentations; using transitions; inserting clip art, charts, and graphics; slide show delivery, and more.
Required: Computers for Rookies or equivalent skills.

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

COMING SOON
9 am - 5 pm                     
Room: 515
                   
Fee: $124


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.




 

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