Computer Classes

Computer Classes

Our FREE Computer Classes are taught in the Windows Computer Learning Lab each month.

Class times are 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM for mornings & 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM for evenings.
To sign up for a specific class or if you have any questions, please call (903) 237-1350.

Computer Class Monthly Schedule:

**Please note that classes are subject to change accordingly.
Please sign up with accurate contact information in case we need to promptly notify you of any changes.

November & December 2022

Due to holiday schedules, there will be no computer classes for the months of November or December.

Enjoy the break and we'll see you with new classes in January 2023!

Class Descriptions:

• Computer Basics

This course offers students an opportunity to become more familiar with the basics of using a computer along with browsing the Internet. They will learn some of the hardware components of a computer & will learn to navigate through the Windows operating system. Instruction on how operate the mouse & keyboard will be given. Students will also receive a brief introduction to proper search techniques for looking up information with search engines. Proper information on securing a computer will be introduced.Through hands-on exercise, students will explore sample programs, learn about web browsers, hyperlinks, &  searching the Internet. This class is designed for beginning computer users.
Requirements: None

• Keyboarding Basics

This is a typing/keyboarding class designed for the beginning user. Students will become acquainted with the QWERTY keyboard layout. Proper technique typing will be talked about Students will also learn about Home Row & keyboard shortcuts.
Note: This class is usually paired with Computer Basics as a 2-Day class.
Requirements: Computer Basics is highly recommended.

• Internet Basics

This course is an introduction to web-based applications.  Students will learn how to navigate the Internet through searches and hyperlinks with emphasis on proper search techniques and operators to narrow results.  E-mail etiquette, setup, and usage will be introduced.  Other online educational tools and applications are also covered. 
Requirements: None

• Word Basics I

This class is designed as an introduction to word processing using Word. Students will learn the basic tools of Word & practice selecting, modifying text, cutting & pasting text. Students will also practice opening & saving a document. Spelling checks, paragraph options, page breaks, & margins discussed. Exercise will include editing a document & creating a party invitation.
Requirements: Computer & Keyboarding Basics.

• Word Basics II

This class introduces students to lists, tables, & drawing. Students will learn about inserting text boxes, video, hyperlinks, shapes, & screen captures. Students will also be introduced to online image searches & saving in different formats. Exercises include review of cutting, pasting, & formatting text, creating a table & list, & drawing.
Requirements: Word Basics I

• Word Advanced

This class offers students advanced practice in inserting columns, headers, footers, footnotes, & cover pages. Students will also be introduced to Table of Contents, proper citations, & Bibliography. Exercises include creating a newsletter type article with pictures, columns, table, Table of Contents, & page borders.
Requirements: Word Basics I & II

• PowerPoint

This class will provide students with an overview of how to create slideshow presentations using PowerPoint. Students will learn how to create a presentation, change formatting on individual slides, insert images & video. Further emphasis on applying designs, animations, transitions, & effects will be given. The final product will be a short presentation with handouts.
Requirements: Computer & Keyboarding Basics. Word Basics is required.

• Publisher

This class will offer students the opportunity to become familiar with Publisher, a desktop publishing program. Students will learn the kinds of publications & templates they can make using this program, learn to edit text & add text boxes.
Further adding images, applying recoloring, & basic graphic design techniques will be shown. Students will create a greeting card using a built-in template.
Requirements: Computer & Keyboarding Basics. Word Basics is required.

• Basic Excel I

This class will offer students an opportunity to become familiar with spreadsheets. They will learn what a spreadsheet is & how to navigate Excel. They will learn the basic functions like entering data, editing spreadsheets, adding rows/columns, sorting, copying, & basic illustration tools.
Requirements: Computer & Keyboarding Basics. Word Basics is recommended

• Basic Excel II

This class will introduce students to formulas & other Excel tools.. Students will learn about the AutoFill function, formatting text, Sum & AutoSum, Conditional Formatting, Flash Fill, filtering, various chart functions, & Sparklines.
Requirements: Basic Excel I

• Advanced Excel I

A course on Excel for students to learn advanced tools such as Lookup, Count, CountIf, Sum & SumIf, as well as the OR & & functions & the Today functions. Exercise will be included for more practice.
Requirements: Basic Excel I & II. Word Basics is required.

• Advanced Excel II

This is our most advanced & in-depth Excel class. Students will create & use a variety of tables & charts such as Pivot. We will also share workbooks & merge spreadsheets. Exercise will be included to help ensure a working knowledge of the program is attained.
Requirements: Advanced Excel I.

• Access I

This course will introduce students Access – a database program. Students will learn the basics about creating tables, inputting data, creating forms, queries, & Reports. Emphasis will also be on how to plan a database as well as different Views & basic formatting.
Requirements: Basic Excel & Word Basics. Advanced Excel is highly recommended.

• Access II

This course introduces students to further relational database concepts, such as creating relationships, understanding & moving primary keys, input masks, & proper data validation.
Emphasis will also be added to importing tables from Access & non-Access files.
Requirements: Access I

• Cloud Storage Basics

This course is an introduction to common cloud storage platforms and how they function.  Students will work and become familiar with Google Drive, OneDrive, and DropBox.  Students will also learn basic functions, such as uploading, downloading, creating and sharing files.

Requirements: Computer Basics & a working email account. Internet Basics is highly recommended.

Computer Class Exercise Materials

Word Basics

• Housewarming Invite
• The Plains of Spain
• Sandy's Candies

Word Advanced

• Sample Files

Basic Excel

• Basic Excel I Checkbook Exercise
• Basic Excel I Workbook
• Basic Excel II Workbook

Advanced Excel

• Advanced Excel I Workbook
• Advanced Excel II Workbook


• Class Examples