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MASTER THE BASICS WITH COMMUNITY COMPUTER CLASSES

It’s time to make good on those New Year’s resolutions to brush up on your computer skills, and classes offered through Rend Lake College’s Community and Corporate Education Division will help you get there.

The offerings start with Beginning Computers taught over two classes from 6 – 8 p.m. on Tuesdays 2/20 and 2/27. The class will be held in the RLC Murphy-Wall Pinckneyville Campus, Room 102. The cost of the class will be $20.

Over at the Mt. Vernon MarketPlace Campus, Beginning Microsoft Word will be taught from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays 2/20 and 2/27 in room 338. Students will be taught the fundamentals of work processing using Microsoft Word and will discover how to use the menu system and toolbars; pen, reopen, print, save and close documents; insert/delete text, reverse an edit operation, apply font attributes to text, and move text blocks. Students will also be trained on how to use Spelling/Grammar Checker, Thesaurus, the Help menu and how to customize the AutoCorrect Dictionary. Cost of the course includes the text book. The cost of this class will be $55.

Beginning Microsoft Excel is also being held at the MarketPlace room 338 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays 3/20 and 3/27. In this class, students will learn how easy it is to work with numbers by picking up skills in the fundamental operations of spreadsheets. Participants will learn how to use the menu system and toolbars; open, reopen, print and close workbooks; and enter labels. Students will also be taught adding values and formulas into worksheets, formatting spreadsheets by adjusting the size of columns/rows, using borders/shading, and changing the page setup. The cost of the course includes the book. Cost of the course includes the text book. The cost of this class will be $55.

For those already experienced with Excel, there will be an Intermediate Excel class taught from 6 – 8 p.m. on 1/23 and 1/30 RLC Murphy-Wall Pinckneyville Campus, Room 102. The cost of the class will be $55.

Beginner classes wrap up with Beginning Microsoft Publisher class from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday 4/17 and 4/24 at Mt. Vernon MarketPlace Campus, room 338. Students will be shown how to create professional looking publications, such as flyers, greeting cards, brochures and more. This class will cover the basic skills needed in Publisher and will include how to find images/graphics online. The cost of the class will be $20.

Spring Computer Workshop classes conclude with QuickBooks Computer Accounting from 6 – 7:50 p.m., running on Thursdays from 3/8 to 5/3. This offering will be taught at the RLC Main Campus in Ina, in the Advanced Technology Center, room 175. The cost of the class will be $130.