Class Schedule

(We are now offering individual fixed curriculum classes instead of a set schedule.
$75 for your own class in the basics at the time you need it.)

Please call 206-523-0872 for more information.

Classes are held at The Computer Workshop, 1311 NE Ravenna Blvd.  
(North University District) Seattle, Washington 98105)

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or select type of class:

Computer Basics

Internet Basics

Web Site Design Basics

Word Processing Basics (usually Microsoft Word)

Spreadsheet Basics (usually Microsoft Excel

Photo-Editing Basics

Other Software

Fixed curriculum means:

  • Individual Attention / Specific Information

  • We take the time you need to cover the "basic" material. For most people this is about 1 and 1/2 hours but some folks may speed through in 1 hour and others may take as much as 2 hours.

  • $75 for your own private class (further study is $75 per hour).

  • Fit it to your schedule: the class won't be cancelled because you are the only student.

  • Hands-on, not just a demonstration in an overcrowded room.

  • We assign homework that fits your needs and encourage you to call if you need help.

  • If you want to master all of the capabilitites of the software, additional classes are only $75 per hour.

  • We cover a lot of information in each class. We can do this because you are the only student and get all the attention. This is often more effective than longer, larger classes. We give you homework and walk you through it on the phone for free if you need help.

Computer Basics

    *This class or equivalent knowledge is required for all other classes.*

Windows or Mac operating system. Topics include:
  • Turning your machine on and off safely
  • Creating a simple word processing file
  • Printing your document
  • Finding, copying and backing-up files
  • Trouble-shooting problems
  • Preventing viruses and other disasters

When registering, please tell me what computer and operating system you are using (for example: Windows XP or Mac system 10.3)

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Internet Basics *

Choose from Microsoft Internet Explorer and Outlook (regular or Express); Netscape Navigator; Apple Mail and Safari. Topics include:

  • Sending and receiving email
  • Sending and receiving attachments
  • Setting up a "spam-catcher" address
  • Finding things on the web: simple and advanced searches
  • Printing web pages
  • Marking a page so you can find it again
  • Finding your way around a website, even when the page you are looking for doesn't exist or doesn't display properly
  • Buying things on-line safely

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Web Site Design Basics

Creating and maintaining a web site using Netscape Composer or Adobe GoLive unless other requested (see other software). The Photo-Editing Basics class will also be useful. Topics include:

  • Designing your site for your audience
  • Formatting text
  • Inserting graphics
  • Controling text and graphics positions
  • Links between pages
  • Setting up information for search engines
  • Uploading your site

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Word Processing Basics*

Microsoft Word (part of Microsoft Office and MS Works) unless otherwise requested (see other software). Topics include:

  • Finding your way around the keyboard
  • Copying and pasting
  • Keyboard and mouse shortcuts
  • The function of all the icons along the toolbar: setting the font, auto-numbering etc.
  • Tabs, indents and margins
  • Saving and printing your document

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Spreadsheet Basics*

Microsoft Excel (part of MS Office) unless otherwise requested (see other software). Topics include:

  • Entering data
  • Simple formulas and calculations
  • Autofills
  • Absolute vs. relative addressing
  • Keyboard and mouse shortcuts
  • The function of all the icons along the toolbar: setting cell format, indent, decimal places etc
  • Column width, panes and margins
  • Saving and printing your document

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Photo-Editing Basics*

Adobe Photoshop or Photoshop Elements unless otherwise requested (see other software). Topics include:

  • Scanning or digital camera input
  • Adjusting file size
  • Adjusting darkness, color and contrast
  • Simple clean-up and editing
  • Simple filters
  • Saving for web and print

Other Software

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