Area Communities Classes

A look at upcoming classes in your area

Basic Computer, Level 1

For the person who has very limited computer knowledge or none at all. Topics will include beginning computer skills using the Windows 7 Operating System including powering the computer on and off, using a mouse and keyboard, utilizing the Windows desktop, and launching programs. Also learn to work with files and folders, a flash drive for storage, browsing the internet and utilizing email. This class will be taught at a very relaxed pace for those persons apprehensive about operating a computer. There will be significant hands-on practice of each concept.

Basic Computer, Level 2

Continue your journey into the world of computers using the Windows 7 operating system. Topics include using a word processor, working with tool bars and the task bar, backing up data files, adding and removing programs, and more.

Basic Computers for Seniors Level 2

Learn intermediate computer skills in the Windows 7 operating system. This class will provide a review of concepts learned in Basic Computer Level 1 as well as new topics: copying a CD, backing up data files, adding and removing programs, and Windows updates. There will also be a brief introduction to the Internet.

Basic Computers for Seniors, Level 3

Discover the Internet and email. Discussion will include internet connections and browsers, effective subjective searching techniques and navigation of the Web, as well as safety concerns including identity theft and security software. Advance into types of email accounts, how to create email messages and contact lists, and more. Student must have good working knowledge of a computer and be able to use a keyboard and mouse.

Basic Computers for Seniors, Level I

This class is especially tailored to those 55 or over who have limited or no computer knowledge. Learn basic level computer skills including powering the computer on and off, using a mouse and keyboard, taking care of your hardware, using a CD, working with the Windows 7 desktop environment, and launching and starting programs, using a word processor and working with files and folders.

Basic Keyboarding

This class is designed for anyone who would like to improve keyboarding skills. Beginners and advanced users will benefit from the keyboarding practice. Topics include technique and development of speed and accuracy.

Basic Nurse Aide

This course is designed to meet the Nebraska Health & Human Services System training requirements for nurse aide certification and employment in long-term care facilities. This course combines classroom lecture and laboratory application for the development of basic skills needed to provide safe, effective, and caring services to the elderly or chronically ill patient of any age, in a long-term care facility. Upon completion of this course, the student is eligible to take the state written and practical skills exam. After successfully passing this examination and completing the application procedure, the students name will be placed on the basic nurse aide registry at the Nebraska Health and Human Services Regulation and Licensure, Credentialing Division. The book is located in the campus bookstore, 402-844-7140. CLASS CANNOT BE REGISTERED ONLINE. An additional $30 fee will be required if student choose to register to take the Certified Nursing Assistant exam at the end of the course. This $30 fee will be required at the time of the non-credit exam registration.

Introduction to Community Leadership

This course provides an overview of core competencies for community leadership. Students will be introduced to a variety of topics and speakers thus enhancing their understanding of effective leadership, cultural dynamics and the resources necessary to sustain and revitalize a community. Students will study effective techniques for framing ideas, how to build and use social capital, and how to mobilize resources. This course challenges each student to select a community and design a community engagement strategy.

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

The student will evaluate the business skills and commitment necessary to successfully operate an entrepreneurial venture and review the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship. The student will understand the role of entrepreneurial businesses in the United States and the impact on our national and global economy.

Learning Skills for Success

Presents techniques that foster success in college and in life. Topics include study strategies to improve reading, memory, note-taking and test-taking; time management; anxiety control; critical and creative thinking; communication skills; conflict management; health awareness; money management; and motivation.

MS Excel 2013, Level 1

This class is for new users of Excel or users that are converting from one of the first versions of Excel. The material covered will include: Learning about the ribbon, navigation; spreadsheet creation; editing; saving; formatting; creating formulas; and all basic commands in using Excel.

MS Excel 2013, Level 1

This class is for new users of Excel or users that are converting from one of the first versions of Excel. The material covered will include: Learning about the ribbon; navigation; spreadsheet creation; editing; saving; formatting; creating formulas; and all basic commands in using Excel.

MS Excel 2013, Level 2

This class is for users that have been exposed to Excel and the commands. The material covered includes: Creating tables and graphs; working with large worksheets; adding graphics to worksheets; moving and sizing images; using smart art; using and managing multiple worksheets; named ranges; using outlining tools and pivot ranges.

MS Excel 2013, Level 2

This class is for users that have been exposed to Excel and the commands. The material covered includes: Creating tables and graphs; working with large worksheets; adding graphics to worksheets; moving and sizing images; using smart art; using and managing multiple worksheets; named ranges; using outlining tools and pivot tables.

MS Outlook

Outlook is a personal information software program that's available with the Microsoft Office Suite. Although it's mostly used as an email client, it can also be used for managing tasks, keeping your calendar, managing contacts, taking notes, journaling, and even connecting with friends and colleagues via social networks. Unlike other email programs out there that you can install on your computer, Outlook can be your email program and planner all in one.

MS Publisher

Learn the basics of desktop publishing including creating, saving and printing publications. Utilize basic publishing skills and find out how to package and send publications via email. Topics will include drawing objects, graphics, and test tools, formatting, enhancing and editing publications, working with publication designs, customizing publications, using tables, and utilizing mail merge.

MS Word 2013, Level 1

Learn the essentials of MS Word and word processing. Create, navigate, and save documents, apply character and paragraph formatting, insert symbols, and create headers and footers. Find out how to check spelling and grammar, add page breaks, work with document views, and learn how to print and convert documents to PDF. Adding graphics and clip art will also be covered.

MS Word 2013, Level 2

Increase the complexity of MS Word documents by adding components such as customized lists, tables, charts, and graphics. Focus will also include inserting clip art, applying themes, working with views, formatting text, setting margins, using bullets, paragraph spacing, and borders and shading.

QuickBooks, Level 1

This course covers the basics of setting up a company; creating customers; receiving payments; and making deposits into your bank accounts. We will work with and create vendors and paying bills as well as create and edit a chart of accounts for your company; run reports; and reconcile bank accounts.

QuickBooks, Level 2

This course covers creating inventory, dealing with items, and adjusting inventory counts on a continual basis. Learn about Sales Tax and Sales Tax groups, paying your sales tax, running payroll, and paying your payroll liabilities. We will create capital assets and utilize the Loan Manager, creating an amortization schedule. We will also discuss dealing with bad debt and creating journal entries.



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