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State Fair Community College 

3201 West 16th Street
Sedalia, MO 65301

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1552 - 6:00-9:00 PM [Tues & Thurs 3/20 (4 sessions) Fielding200] John Ward, Instructor
1552 - Course Reference Number (CRN)
6:00-9:00 PM - Class Time
[Tues - Day(s) of week class meets
3/20 - Date course begins
(4 sessions) - Number of days class meets
Fielding200] - Building/Room
i.e. Class meets every Tuesday and Thursday starting on March 20th at 6:00 pm for 2 weeks or 4 sessions in the Fielding Building Room 200.  The class ends at 9:00 pm.


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State Fair Community College 

Computer Classes
General Education:
Basic Computer Skills
Whether you lack basic skills, or just got your first computer, this hands-on course will teach you how to access web sites, teach you the basic parts of your computer, and features of your Operating System (OS) that will keep your computer running well. Antivirus options, using a webmail account, emailing photographs, and copying files will also be taught. Vern Haynes III, instructor. $39
                               1732 6-9 PM Monday 9/29 (1 Session) Fielding 229
                            1735 9AM-12PM Friday 1/23 (1 Session) Fielding 229
NEW! Virus Protection: Avoid the traps
While no system is completely safe from viruses and other threats, using the techniques outlined in this course will help you to avoid malware websites, protect yourself, and also provide some free (or inexpensive) utilities to get the job done. Basic virus removal techniques will also be covered. Participants should possess skills from the Basic Computer Skills class (above) as a minimum. Vern Haynes III, instructor. $39
                            1736 9AM-12PM Friday 1/30 (1 Session) Fielding 229
Computer Maintenance: Be prepared
There are plenty of things anyone can do to make their PC run like new. Optimizing, removing old programs, checking for viruses and malware, clearing out temporary files, and defragmenting. In addition, a good maintenance strategy includes backing up files in case of a hardware failure. Options for backing up your computer are covered. Bring your own laptop if you have one. Vern Haynes III, instructor. $39
                              1640 9AM-12PM Friday 2/6 (1 Session) Fielding 229
Programs & Applications:
NEW! Picasa: Basics & Projects
Picasa is a great free photo management program that does much more than organize your photos. It can help you create movie slide-shows, multi-photo collages, and more. We will cover the basics and create several small projects in class. Vern Haynes III, instructor. $39
                              1739 6-9 PM Monday 10/27 (1 Session) Fielding 229
                            1740 9AM-12PM Friday 2/20 (1 Session) Fielding 229
NEW! Publisher: An easier way to publish
Publisher can help create many useful and fun projects such as advertising signs, flyers, business cards, postcards, greeting cards, labels, newsletters, and brochures. During the class we will make signs, flyers, postcards, and create a newsletter format. Additional-ly, several advanced techniques for adding color and style to publi-cations will be demonstrated. Vern Haynes III, instructor. $39
                                1741 6-9 PM Monday 11/3 (1 Session) Fielding 229
                            1742 9AM-12PM Friday 2/27 (1 Session) Fielding 229

NEW! Excel 2013: New Features and Common Tasks                        If you have basic skills using Excel, but would like to be more creative, then this course is designed for you.  We will make a library list, a product or inventory list, a name and address list, and an expense sheet.  Participants should possess basic Excel Skills. Vern Haynes III, instructor. $39
                         1743  6-9 PM  Monday   11/10  (1 Session) Fielding 229
                         1744  9a-12PM Monday   2/2    (1 Session) Fielding 229

NEW! Word 2013: New Features and Common Tasks                       In this course we will build a resume, use tables, and make a newsletter format.  We will also cover footnotes, indexing, and table of contents.   Participants should possess basic MS Word skills. Vern Haynes III, instructor.  $39 
                             1745 6-9PM  Monday 11/17 (1 Session) Fielding 229                             1746 9a-12PM  Monday 2/13 (1 Session) Fielding 229 NEW! Word-in-a-day You may use MS Word everyday but what tips or tricks have you forgotten? In this hands-on course we will create several basic starter documents, save as template files, spruce them up with graphics, tables, clip art, and more.  Printing, columns, and tabs can make your documents even more powerful.  In addition to label and envelope printing, a powerful letter writing tool called Mail Merge will also be covered. Vern Haynes III, instructor. $99                                                                      9a-4PM Thursday 11/13 (1 Session) Fielding 226a   NEW! Mail Merge                                                                              Learn how to use features in Word and Excel to create letters individually addressed to each recipient on an address list.  Participants need an Excel address list and basic Excel skills.  Vern Haynes III, instructor. $39.00                                                                                          1-3PM Thursday 10/9 (1 Session) Fielding 229   NEW! Microsoft Outlook                                                                 Harness the power of Microsoft Outlook 2010, and you’ll instantly enhance your efficiency and productivity.  Learn how to manage the flood of emails you receive and create folders and archives so you can always find what you need. Discover how to keep track of your contacts and use Outlook’s Calendar and Alert features.  Gain tips on how to customize Outlook so it perfectly meets your needs and how to automate your work with rules.  Vern Haynes III, instructor, $60.00                         8:30a-12:30p Wednesday10/15 (1 Session) Fielding 229

New! Quick Books for Beginners
Hands on Workshop to learn the basic of QuickBooks covering: Navigation; setting up companies, preferences and chart of accounts; writing checks, entering and paying bills, entering transactions; tidbits, shortcuts and much more!  The class targets businesses that have some or no experience with QuickBooks.  Kelly Dyer, Instructor, $129.00 (includes lunch)
9a-4p   R  10/2 Thompson B
New! Advanced QuickBooks
This hands on workshop teaches advanced topics about QuickBooks.  The following topics will be covered: Customizing sales receipts and invoices, custom fields, customizing and memorizing reports, memorizing transactions, exporting to excel, tracking quantities, reconciling accounts and more!  Kelly Dyer, Instructor. $129.00 6-9PM
                              Wed/Thurs  11/5 & 11/6 (2 Sessions) Fielding 231
Operating Systems:
Windows 7: Upgrade easily from XP
Windows 7 is great, but it does change some things from XP. If you
have recently upgraded from XP, this class will take you through
the basics of the operating system, plus cover some additional features
and utilities. Vern Haynes III, instructor. $39
                             1619 6-9 PM Monday 12/1 (1 Session) Fielding 229
                               1641 9a-12p Monday 2/9 (1 Session) Fielding 229
Windows 8: Don’t throw your laptop out the window!
If you are frustrated with Windows 8, this class is for you! Windows
8 is dramatically different than previous versions of Windows. In
this course, students will learn some of the basics of the Windows
8 interface such as configuring a computer for wireless access, installing devices, as well some tips, best practices and available add-ons (apps). A Q&A session enable you to address any unique or
special problems you are having. Bring your own laptop to maximize
your learning with hands-on exercises with the newest version
of Windows! Vern Haynes III, instructor. $49
               1644 8:30AM-12:30PM Monday 12/8 (1 Session) Fielding 229
             1651 8:30AM-12:30PM   Friday 2/13   (1 Session) Fielding 229
Discounts Apply: 
Prime Time Learners - Over 60 years old get 10% off.
Multiple course discount - 15% off each when you enroll in three or more at the same time.
SFCC Staff should contact the Learning Force Office 7265 for the applicable discount code.