COMPUTER CLASSES

Office Skills Computer Class    Registration
Open Entry-Start Anytime  
Prepare yourself for an office job

Even if you have never used a computer, we can teach you word processing, email, internet, spreadsheets, how to manage databases, make sales presentations, accounting and bookkeeping*, using MS Office 2013 and Windows 7. Learn to keep a company’s books using QuickBooks Premier 2014* (*morning class only)  

Green Valley Center, Room 4,
294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
Morning: 
Tues & Thurs    9:00 a.m. –  12:00 noon    Carroll
         Session 1: Jan 17 - Mar 23   $125
         Session 2: Mar 28 - Jun 8   $125
Evening:
Tues & Thurs    6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.    Staff
         Session 1: Jan 17 - Mar 23     $100
         Session 2: Mar 28 - Jun 8     $100


QuickBooks 2014  Registration

QuickBooks is accounting software useful for small and medium-sized businesses that accept business payments, manage and pay bills, and payroll functions. 

Green Valley Center, Room 4, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville 
     Mon & Wed 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Staff 
     Feb 27 - Mar 22 $85 


Microsoft Excel 2013  Registration

Learn all the basics of spreadsheet management, design, layout, formulas and practical applications for work and home. 

Green Valley Center, Room 4, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville 
     Mon & Wed 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Staff 
     May 3 - May 31 (no classes on May 29) $85 


Microsoft Powerpoint 2013   Registration

The latest Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 helps anyone to create professional-looking presentations. Learn more ways to create that dynamic presentation using the new ribbon interface and many other changes. 

Green Valley Center, Room 4, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville 
     Mon & Wed 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Staff 
     Mar 27 - May 1 (No Classes Apr 3, 5, 17) $75 


Microsoft Word 2013  Registration

The latest Microsoft Word 2013 helps anyone to create professional-looking content more quickly than ever before. Learn from the basics to create and share great looking documents by combining a comprehensive set of writing tools with easy-to-use interfaces. 

Green Valley Center, Room 4, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville 
     Mon & Wed 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Staff 
     Jan 23 - Feb 22 (No Classes on Feb 13, 20) $75


 Introduction to Computers, Email and the Internet    Registration

A fun, low-stress introduction to computers, email and internet for complete beginners. Learn how to use the Windows 10 operating system and all the basics to get you started with word processing, file management, how to use a portable thumb drive (flash drive), how to use the internet to explore places of interest on the World Wide Web and use search engines to find specific information. We will also try out Google Earth and start an email account, send attachments and learn how to screen mail and keep it organized. ESL students welcome 

Green Valley Center,  Room 8, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
      Mon & Wed    1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.    $75            Marchisello
      Session I: Feb 27 - Mar 22
      Session II: Apr 10 - May 3


Introduction Digital Photography I      Registration

An introduction to Digital Photography to get you started in this fascinating new field. Learn how to choose the best camera for your needs and use the basic controls, take great photos, download into a computer, organize and label your photos in a photo archive program, use Photoshop Elements, quick fix software to enhance your images and print your photos. Recommended prerequisite: Intro to Computers or equivalent skills.

Green Valley Center,  Room 4, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
      Tues    1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.    Hampton      
      Jan 24 - Feb 21       $95      


Introduction Digital Photography II     Registration

Explore Adobe Photoshop Elements Quick, Guided and Expert Edit modes. In five hands-on workshops, learn some of the many fascinating ways to dramatically enhance digital photos including how to improve lighting and color, remove blemishes to flatter subjects or restore old photos, add or remove elements to improve composition, resize photos, and colorize black and white.

Recommended Prerequisite: Introduction to Computers, Email and the Internet or equivalent skills. 

Green Valley Center,  Room 4, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
      Tues    1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.    Hampton       
      Feb 28 - Mar 28      $95


Introduction Digital Photography III     Registration

Now we get to the really fun part! These are the project-based classes to help you begin using more of the powerful flexible tools provided by the Adobe Photoshop Elements expert editor including layers and adjustment layers, masks, and filters to enhance normal photos with control or creatively alter them. Digital Photography II or equivalent skills are strongly recommended as a prerequisite 

Green Valley Center,  Room 4, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
       Tue    1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.    Hampton      
       Apr 11 - May 9  $95                     

Ebay Home Business Registration

Learn everything you need to know about selling on eBay.  Learn to research your items, take photographs, write descriptions, list them on eBay (an on-line auction site), ship them easily and collect your money safely.  Find marketable items around your house and learn to sell quickly and safely without leaving home. Recommended prerequisites: Intro to Email and the Internet, and Digital Photography I, or equivalent skills

Green Valley Center, Room 4, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
    Thursdays  1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Marchisello     
    Session 1: Jan 26 - Feb 16      $75
    Session 2: Mar 2 - Mar 23       $75


Electronic Devices and How To Operate   Registration

Learn how to use your iPhones, iPads and Android devices. Bring them in and let’s have fun learning how to do more.
Green Valley Center, Room 1, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville

    Fri 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Marchisello
    Session 1: Mar 3, 10 and 17    $75
    Session 2: May 5, 12 and 19   $75


Security Officer Certification   Registration

This program trains individuals for careers in homeland security in both the public and private sectors. Graduates will be eligible for positions in private security and loss prevention. Covered topics include Code of Ethics. Power of Arrest and terrorism awareness and prevention (first 40 hours required training). Must be 18 years or older, US Citizen or legal resident, pass BSIS criminal background check. (additional cost $50 application fee and $50 finger printing fee) 

Green Valley Center, TBD, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville  Staff   $200
    Tue & Thur 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
    TBD

WorkKeys  Registration

WorkKeys is the leading job skills assessment system in the nation, measuring real world fundamental skills that are critical to job success. Some employers use the system to determine hiring qualifications. There will be a $10 "no show fee"

Green Valley Center, Room 4, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
      Every Friday, 1:00 p.m. -Calvillo   $75.00


Career Ready 101  Registration

Career Ready 101 is a comprehensive program that brings together courses from both KeyTrain and the Soft Skills Suite. It also offers users an integrated aproach to exploring careers and their skill requirements and builds life literacy through lessons about financial awareness, job searching, and prepares students to take the WorkKeys exams.

Green Valley Center, Room 4, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
      Tue & Thur 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Staff

Oct 18 - 20  $125 per module


Website Design   Registration

Create/edit websites for your business or your family using free online services. Explore computer based tools used in the design, creation, and editing of websites. Basic computer knowledge is expected. Taught on PC’s, but applicable to Macintosh.

Green Valley Center, Room 9, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville

    Tue & Thur 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Staff

    Oct 18 - 20  $75


Computer Repair/Upgrade     Registration
Open entry - Start anytime!

Learn the components of the computer, how to use the latest utility programs, with new up to date lessons. Work with PC and MAC, Notebooks and Desktops. Learn virus, spyware detection and removal, file and data transfer. Network your home, file and printer sharing and go wireless. 

Green Valley Center,  Room 9, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
       Tues 6:00pm - 8:30pm  $115  Staff
       Session 1: Jan 17 - Mar 14     
       Session 2: Mar 28 - Jun 6

 

Website Design- Create and Edit Your Own Website  Registration
Create/edit websites for your business or your family using free online services. Explore computer based tools used in the design, creation, and editing of websites. Basic computer knowledge is expected. Taught on PC’s, but applicable to Macintosh.
Green Valley Center, Room 9, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville

Tue & Thu 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Staff
Mar 21 - Mar 23 $75