Excel and PowerPoint courses open to the public in Silver Creek

SILVER CREEK — The Community Education division of the Silver Creek Central School District is offering a couple computer classes to the public via its Winter/Spring 2019 program. Registration forms are available at www.silvercreekschools.org.

Intro to Excel: This course requires NO computer experience. It is a one-day introductory course to Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet. The basic techniques acquired in this class are applicable in many applications, such as designing a list or other documents or useful schedules and tabulations. Students should bring with them to class a new inexpensive thumb/flash drive, or if the student wishes, they can bring their laptops with installed Excel software to class. Class meets today, Jan. 11, from 6-8 p.m. in Room 193. Registration is $10 and the instructor is David Nowak.

Basic PowerPoint Development: Basic PowerPoint instruction in developing a Slide Show Presentation that is useful in many suitable applications where Text, WordArt, SmartArt, ClipArt, Pictures, Music, Videos, Transitions, and Animations are applied in relating a story or information. Minimum computer experience is helpful but not required. Students will be developing their story (presentation) throughout the class with the help of the instructor. Students should bring with them to class a new/space available thumb/flash drive (minimum of 8 GB needed to copy numerous instructional files) Also bring personal selected items (if desired) to incorporate into their presentation. Or use instructor supplied data. Instead of the flash drive, students can bring their laptops to class with installed PowerPoint 2010 or 2016 software, but please come a bit early to copy the numerous Self-help instructional files. Basic 1 and/or Basic 2 can be taken out of sequence.

Basic 1 will cover General and introductory slide material. Such as setting up the PowerPoint suite for our Activity, Computer skills, Pre & Post planning, Slide construction, adding Text & Text Boxes, Inserting screenshots, screen clippings and snipping items, Inserting Pictures, SmartArt, Clip Art, WordArt, and Default Themes. Class will meet Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday on Jan. 14-18, 2019 (5 classes) or March 4-8, 2019 (5 classes) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Room 193. Registration: $25. Instructor: David Nowak.

Basic 2 will cover a quick review of Basic 1 and these additional topics: Inserting Graphs, Charts, & Spreadsheets; Audio/Video, Automation, Transitions, and Student Presentation Project. Class will meet Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from February 11-15, 2019 (5 classes) or from April 8-12, 2019 (5 classes) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Room 193. Registration: $25. Instructor: David Nowak.

Registration steps:

1. Call 951-8111 and leave a message with your name, number, and the name of your course(s). You WILL NOT receive a confirmation call. If the course is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, you will be called.

2. Send in your money promptly, with this registration form and your course fees. (Include separate checks for each person.)

NOTE: You are not permanently registered until we receive your course fee. Enroll early. Money must be received before the class begins. Checks or Money Orders can be made out to: Silver Creek CS Community Ed. Those age 65 and older get a 15% discount. Classes will not meet when school is not in session or due to inclement weather. If you have any questions, please contact your instructor regarding cancellations. The local radio/television stations will also provide weather related closings. Please register with the form online at www.silvercreekschools.org under “Community.” Mail completed form to: Silver Creek Central School, P.O. Box 270 Dickinson St., Silver Creek, NY 14136, Attention: Donna Roof, Director of Community Education.