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Cuyahoga County Public Library offers free computer classes and training for MS Office certification for adults ages 18 and up. If you are a computer beginner we recommend starting with one of our Computer Essentials courses. If you’re looking to develop a specific skill … we have a class for that too. Day, evening and Saturday classes are available. 

GUIDELINES 

•All classes start promptly! We cannot hold seats for students who arrive late.
•Classes are available to adults ages 18 and up.  
•Registration is required for all classes. Registration opens 30 days before the start of the class.
•Some classes require prerequisites. 
•Many of our classes offer Northstar Digital Literacy Certification.

COMPUTER ESSENTIALS CLASSES

COMPUTER BASICS 

Learn the basics about computing devices, including identifying hardware, using a mouse and keyboard and navigating the desktop environment. We will also cover computer settings, file management and mobile devices. Prerequisite: none. Northstar Digital Literacy Certification is available for this class. 

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EMAIL BASICS

‚ÄčLearn how to create, send and organize email, as well as attach files to messages. We will also discuss spam, junk mail and email etiquette. Prerequisite: Internet Basics. Preferred: an existing email account. Northstar Digital Literacy Certification is available for this class.  

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INTERNET BASICS 

Learn how to use web browsers and search engines to navigate the internet. We will also discuss how to stay secure while searching for and submitting information online. Prerequisite: Computer Basics or experience using a mouse. Northstar Digital Literacy Certification is available for this class.

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WINDOWS 10 

Learn how to use the newest operating system for PCs, tablets and phones in this interactive hands-on class. Explore new features, including the redesigned start menu, Microsoft Edge and OneDrive. Prerequisite: Computers Basics or experience using a mouse. Northstar Digital Literacy Certification is available for this class.

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ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD  

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP 1

Learn how to edit and manipulate images using basic tools. Topics include cropping and rotating images, using color correction tools and working with layers.

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ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR 1

Design a logo using various shape, drawing and text tools.

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GOOGLE APPS

GOOGLE APPS 1

Explore Google’s popular web-based office applications: Docs, Sheets and Slides. We will also discuss using Google Drive to store and organize fi les in the cloud. Prerequisites: Gmail account and Microsoft Word 1.

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MICROSOFT ACCESS   

ACCESS 1

Learn how to use Microsoft’s database application. Discover how to manage large amounts of information and link data to create a seamless array of information. Features covered include tables and queries. Prerequisite: Excel 1.

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MICROSOFT EXCEL   

EXCEL 1

Get an introduction to spreadsheets. Topics covered include entering data, using autofi ll and performing calculations with formulas and
functions. Prerequisite: Word 1 or experience using Excel. Northstar Digital Literacy Certification is available for this class.

EXCEL 2 

Learn how to manage and manipulate large amounts of data. You will sort, filter, paste special, use conditional formatting and work with multiple sheets. Prerequisite: Excel 1.

EXCEL 3

We will teach you how to use a variety of functions, including text functions, logical functions and summary and conditional summary functions. Prerequisite: Excel 2.

EXCEL 4

Learn how to use lookup functions, absolute and relative references, charts and pivot tables to analyze spreadsheet data. Prerequisite: Excel 3.

EXCEL 5

Review information covered in upper-level Excel classes through hands-on exercises. Topics include lookup functions, pivot tables, functions and absolute and relative references. Prerequisite: Excel 4.

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GOOGLE APPS

GOOGLE APPS 1

Explore Google’s popular web-based office applications: Docs, Sheets and Slides. We will also discuss using Google Drive to store and organize fi les in the cloud. Prerequisites: Gmail account and Microsoft Word 1.

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MICROSOFT OUTLOOK 

OUTLOOK 1

Learn how to use this Microsoft program for personal or professional purposes. We will cover sending, receiving and organizing emails; maintaining a calendar; and adding contacts. Prerequisite: Word 1.

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MICROSOFT POWERPOINT

POWERPOINT 1 

This class offers an overview on designing creative presentations and slideshows. Create a simple presentation and learn how to add text, images and transitions to slides. Prerequisite: Word 1 or some experience using PowerPoint. Northstar Digital Literacy Certification is available for this class.

POWERPOINT 2

Build on what you know to take your presentation to the next level. Topics include using slide master and adding animations, hyperlinks, videos and sound. Prerequisite: PowerPoint 1.

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MICROSOFT PUBLISHER 

PUBLISHER 1

Learn how to make attractive fl iers using Microsoft’s desktop publishing program. Prerequisite: Word 1.

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MICROSOFT WORD

WORD 1 

Learn how to enter and format text and images, change line spacing, and copy and paste. We will also offer saving and printing tips. Prerequisite: Experience using a mouse or Computer BasicsNorthstar Digital Literacy Certification is available for this class.

WORD 2

Learn how to format and organize documents using tab stops and tables. Use lists of information (e.g. names and addresses) to quickly create letters and mailing labels. Prerequisite: Word 1.

WORD 3

Learn about advanced formatting features, including section breaks, styles and headers and footers. We will also explore tracking and comments capabilities. Prerequisite: Word 2.

WORD 4

Review information covered in upper-level Word classes through hands-on exercises. Topics include adding tables and images, incorporating advanced formatting features and tracking changes. Prerequisite: Word 3.

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