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Cybersecurity 101 (EDP986) - New Course

This new course will enable anyone who operates a computer regularly to adopt smart techniques to be safer on the World Wide Web. Students will learn the “what” and “who” of cybersecurity: the techniques criminals are using to steal information and who is behind these attacks. Students will become empowered to combat cyber criminals with an abundance of techniques to include: antivirus software, setting up proper accounts on the computer for daily use, email do’s and don’ts, online purchasing, and safe web browsing. Students will learn from a veteran ACM instructor and an experienced Cybersecurity professional, Mr. Dick Soderman, who holds the highly regarded industry recognition as a Certified Ethical Hacker.

 

4/3-4/24, Tuesday (4 Sessions)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
ACM: CE16
Instructor: Richard Soderman

Course Cost: $90.00

Maryland Senior Course Cost: $85.00

PC Troubleshooting and Repair (EDP941) - New Course

Is your computer running slow? This hands-on course will provide you with the basic knowledge of computer hardware and teach you how to keep your computer running like its brand new! Additionally, you will explore how to troubleshoot, evaluate, and repair damage already done by viruses, spyware, and other harmful programs. Not only will you learn how to fix common hardware problems, but you will discover how to keep your computer running efficiently with tips and techniques from the instructor. To enhance the learning experience, you are encouraged to bring your own PC or laptop.

 

3/19-4/16, Monday (5 Sessions)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
ACM: CE Building
Instructor: Chris Crass

Course Cost: $100.00

Maryland Senior Course Cost: $95.00

Excel 2016 (EDP978) - New Course

Become a pro in newly released Excel 2016 with this information packed course! Use this powerful software to create workbooks and worksheets and discover how easy it is to format cells and create formulas to make your life easier at work or at home. Learn how to use the editing and formatting tools and explore the mathematical functions in Excel that allow you to manipulate your numerical data to create a unique spreadsheet that does all the work for you! Learn how to operate the date and time functions, create embedded charts, and use the AutoCalculate feature as well. Gain the knowledge you need from an instructor who holds a Master Certification in MS Office to create successful, useful spreadsheets that will save you time and impress your peers! Please note: While this course is for a beginner Excel user, you must have a basic computer background to enroll in this course

 

3/12-4/9, Monday (5 Sessions)
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
ACM: CE16
Instructor: Patricia Bray

Course Cost: $100.00

Maryland Senior Course Cost: $95.00

Excel 2016 - Advanced (EDP979)

Put your beginner skills into practice and advanced to a mastery skill level with this Advanced Excel course. Students will first revisit several Excel basic exercises as a starting point. Then, students will quickly dive into advanced practices like automating workflow by implementing function commands. Additional course topics include mastery of Relative vs Absolute, Linking, VLOOKUP, IF statements, SUMIF and PivotTables. Gain the knowledge you need from a veteran CE instructor who holds a Master Certification in MS Office from Microsoft Corporation!

 

4/23-5/21, Monday (5 Sessions)
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
ACM: CE16
Instructor: Patricia Bray

Course Cost: $100.00

Maryland Senior Course Cost: $95.00

Take BOTH Courses & SAVE 25%!
Excel 2016 Series (EDP980)
$150.00 (MD SR - $140.00)
$100 scholarships available to Allegany Co. residents!
(3 or more years residency)







Computer Basics - Introduction (EDP930)

Are you a new computer user or owner? This course will introduce you to the world of PC computing. Using the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system you will become familiar with computer terminology, explore the fundamentals of computer functions, and survey Microsoft software applications. You will also work with the basics of a PC’s file structure, folders, online help menus, and much more. This course will also teach you the basics of the most commonly used Microsoft applications: Word and Internet Explorer. In this hands-on class you will “learn by doing!” After completing this class you can continue your Windows education by enrolling in the course EDP931, Computer Basics Intermediate.

 

2/22-3/22, Thursday (5 Sessions)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
ACM: CE16
Instructor: Richard Soderman

Course Cost: $110.00

Maryland Senior Course Cost: $100.00




Computer Basics - Intermediate (EDP931)

This course increases your understanding of computers using the Windows 10 operating system as well as several software applications. You will explore a wide range of computer skill topics as this course is designed to build on and enhance the skills learned in EDP930, Computer Basics Introduction. You will learn to conduct Internet searches, format text using a word processor, create basic formulas using spreadsheet software, and backup data files to a flash drive or CD. The course also will build on your knowledge of managing a PC. You should have mastery of the skills taught in EDP930 to enroll in this class.




4/12-5/10, Thursday (5 Sessions)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
ACM: CE16
Instructor: Richard Soderman

Course Cost: $110.00

Maryland Senior Course Cost: $100.00

Take BOTH Courses & SAVE 25%!
Computer Basics - The Complete Series (EDP932)
$170.00 (MD SR - $160.00)
$100 scholarships available to Allegany Co. residents!
(3 or more years residency)







Computer Courses for Seniors


 

Computer Basics for Seniors (C/S117)

If you are a Maryland citizen, 60 years of age or older, and want to learn about personal computers, this course is for you! The course provides hands-on experience and guides you through the basics of computer use. You will explore the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system and a variety of software applications. You also will learn essential computer terminology. While no computer experience is necessary, typing skills are helpful.

 

4/11-5/16, Wednesday (6 Sessions)
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
ACM: CE15
Instructor: Myriah Strozykowski

Course Cost: $119.00

Maryland Senior Course Cost: $79.00

iPAD FOR SENIORS (C/S163)

Unlock the full potential of this awesome device with this information packed course! Not only will you learn how to set up and use the basic functions of the iPad, you will also discover how to do easily operate the touchscreen, surf the web and download eBooks. Gain the knowledge you need to properly care for your iPad as well. You will also have plenty of time to ask your instructor those hard to answer questions! Maryland citizens, 60 years of age or older, can take advantage of the discounted course cost. Please note: Students must bring their iPad to class and must also know the account Apple ID & password.

 

4/12 - 5/10 , Thursday (5 Sessions)
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
ACM: CE Building
Instructor: Chris Herring

Course Cost: $110.00

Maryland Senior Course Cost: $70.00

Special Interest Courses


 

eBay: Your Online Yard Sale (EDP922)

Ready to find a new home for some of your treasures? Start clearing out clutter and making some cash before the yard sale season begins! In this course, you will learn how to become an eBay Powerseller by setting up your own eBay and PayPal accounts. Discover how easy it is upload photos of your items, add descriptions, and set bid guidelines. Start collecting items for your eBay store now as you will work in class to create your online store with the help of your instructor, an eBay Powerseller herself! You should have basic computer and internet skills to enroll in this course. Please note: You should be prepared to incur minimal eBay account activation fees.

 

4/4-4/25, Wednesday (4 Sessions)
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
ACM: CE15
Instructor: Deborah Crowley

Course Cost: $60.00

Maryland Senior Course Cost: $55.00

Photoshop Elements-The Basics (EDP756)

Learn to unlock the digital image editing power of the newest version of Photoshop Elements 15. In this course, you will learn how to critically analyze photos, and will discuss the nature of digital images, composition, light and shadow, color, and more. You will then discover how to enhance these visual features using the software’s powerful tools. You will discuss the subtleties that make amazing images and you will work with the Elements software to take photographs from being snapshots to truly compelling and dramatic art objects. The course includes extensive instructor lecture and discussion and a step-by-step textbook with lots of illustrations that serves as a good reference for continuing the digital image editing journey.Please note: Students enrolling in this course must have experience with basic computing in a Windows environment.

 

4/5-5/10, Thursday (6 Sessions)
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
ACM: CE15
Instructor: Scott Lohr

Course Cost: $180.00

Maryland Senior Course Cost: $170.00