COMPUTER AND TECHNICAL SKILLS

Already know what computer skills you would like to learn or improve? Browse the classes below and choose from the free, in-person classes available to you from the Education Fund and our partners, New Horizons and Academy X (view registration instructions).

COMPUTERS MADE EASY

In this class you will learn the basics of how to use a computer, distinguish various input sockets, and learn how to hook up peripherals. There will be an overview of essential elements of the Windows operating system: folders and files; programs, and configuration settings. You will also learn how to use email: sending and receiving, address books and attachments. Web browser and internet searching will also be covered so you can surf the web without any stress. (Available as a 4 hour or 8 hour class)

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MICROSOFT WORD

This course serves as a basic introduction to Microsoft Word. Microsoft Word is used to create memos and letters. Learn how Word documents are composed of paragraphs with individual styles and tab settings. Learn common MS Word features such as printing, search/replace, and text formatting.

  • Sacramento – Saturday, July 7 – 9:00am to 5:00pm
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  • Sacramento – Saturday, October 6 – 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Additional beginning, intermediate and advanced classes are available:

MICROSOFT EXCEL

This course serves as a basic introduction to Microsoft Excel. Excel is used to perform rapid calculations on an array of numbers, for example a budget or profit and loss statement. An Excel “spreadsheet” is a grid rows and columns filled with cells containing particular numbers, representing for example, sales, salaries, unit prices or other figures. Learn how to use Excel to input and format data and create formulas with values dependent on the numbers in specific cells.

  • Sacramento – Saturday, August 11 – 9:00am to 5:00pm
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  • Sacramento – Saturday, November 3 – 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Additional beginning, intermediate and advanced classes are available:

MICROSOFT OUTLOOK

Most commonly used for email, Outlook is a multi-purpose application used also for calendaring, contact management and task lists. This course teaches you how to navigate Outlook’s “ribbon” interface, configure Outlook settings, create and format emails, set up signatures, add attachments, create email folders, manage junk mail, and  more.

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MICROSOFT POWERPOINT

Microsoft PowerPoint is the leading software for delivering professional presentations, and proficiency with PowerPoint is a required skill for those who present in almost any professional capacity. This class has been crafted to help you build proficiency with in PowerPoint, and our introductory PowerPoint training covers how to create and modify a slideshow, apply animations, add speaker notes, and navigate the user interface.

  • Sacramento Saturday, September 8 – 9:00am – 5:00pm
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Additional beginning, intermediate and advanced classes available:

MICROSOFT PUBLISHER

This easy-to-use, desktop publishing application possesses a larger selection of tools to align text, work with images and adjust objects than Microsoft Word. Learn to create documents such as business cards, brochures and newsletters that require greater control of page layout and design in this course.

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ONLINE VIDEO TRAINING

If you are already familiar with using email and Microsoft applications, but want to learn about the latest updates, short video trainings are available online via Skillsoft. To access Skillsoft’s computer software and email support videos, login with your employee ID and use “welcome” as a temporary password. Once on the Skillsoft page, click on the “computers” icon.

Tel: 888-872-4606 info@seiu-uhweduc.org