C.A.L.L.’s Chris Bukovac offering summer filled with technology classes

By Guy Harrison, Media & Marketing Specialist

PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. - Chris Bukovac, veteran instructor of Central Arizona College's Lifelong Learners (C.A.L.L.) program and CEO of Conquering Computers, will be offering her expertise during a multitude of classes at CAC's Superstition Mountain Campus and San Tan Center.

Bukovac spent years as an executive secretary, during which her use of computers afforded her the ability to provide practical skills training. Having been a support technician for a school district installing and repairing computers, Bukovac has a unique understanding of hardware and software issues.

Possessing nine years of experience designing classes for adults in the public sector as well as the corporate environment, Bukovac has kept aware of the latest software updates so she can provide the most current information. This expertise provides her with the ability to dictate the pace necessary for students to succeed.

The following list of courses - along with their descriptions - will be taught by Bukovac this summer. The cost of attending each class is $25 for C.A.L.L. members and $40 for non-members:

Computer Essentials
• Tue., June 7, 5:30-8:30 p.m., San Tan Center (STC), Rm. 116
• Thu., June 9, 9 a.m.-Noon, Superstition Mountain Campus (SMC), Rm. 311

So you have a computer, now what? This hands-on class is for the computer novice or self-taught user. Learn how to use the mouse (one click or two, left or right?), change the desktop image on your screen, and add/remove desktop shortcuts. Learn how and where to save the documents you create. Learn how to access the programs installed on your computer. Learn how to buy and install new programs and hardware including a printer. (E-mail is not taught in this class.)

Surfing for Seniors
• Tue., June 14, 5:30-8:30 p.m., STC, Rm. 116
• Thu., June 16, 9 a.m.-Noon, SMC, Rm. 311

What is the Internet, ISP, a virus, e-mail, an attachment, high speed or dial up capability? How do I protect my computer from a virus? Learn about these concepts as well as a homepage, a search, and a download, along with shopping on-line and buying airline tickets. Students will receive a list of sites specifically for seniors on health and wellness, travel and more.

Outlook 2007
• Tue., June 21, 5:30-8:30 p.m., STC, Rm. 116
• Thu., June 23, 9 a.m.-Noon, SMC, Rm. 311

Learn the conveniences of creating, sending, receiving and replying to e-mails in the most uncluttered workspace. Learn to open, save and send attachments. Create contact lists (address books). Create distribution lists (grouped addresses). Learn to use expanded formatting options. Use calendars that remind you of important events/appointments or invite others to a meeting.

Word Essentials
• Tue., June 28, 5:30-8:30 p.m., STC, Rm. 116
• Thu., June 30, 9 a.m.-Noon, SMC, Rm. 311

Using Microsoft Word 2007, this class focuses on the fundamentals of creating a simple letter, setting margins, saving the letter, and printing. Students also will learn how to change the look of text and paragraphs. Learn to copy, cut and paste text, add page numbers and much more. Special note: Bring a flash drive (USB) to save your work products.

Clipart, Word Art & More
• Tue., July 5, 5:30-8:30 p.m., STC, Rm. 116
• Thu., July 7, 9 a.m.-Noon, SMC, Rm. 311

Using Microsoft Word 2007, this class will cover the advanced skills of using clipart, word art, drawing, and other text customizations to enhance invitations, newsletters and fliers. Learn to insert photos into your document. Create columns, work with bullets and symbols and use Format Painter. Special note: Bring a flash drive (USB) to save your work products.

Advanced Word
• Tue., July 12, 5:30-8:30 p.m., STC, Rm. 116
• Thu., July 14, 9 a.m.-Noon, SMC, Rm. 311

Using Microsoft Word 2007, this class will cover headers and footers, page numbering and more. You also will learn how to set up an address book and database using tables. Type one letter and, by using the mail merge feature, create personalized letters for many friends, club members, or business clients. Learn how to produce various labels. Special note: Bring a Flash Drive (USB) to save your work products. Pre-requisite: You must have a solid working knowledge of Word 2007 or have taken the Basic Word Processing class.

Picasa Photo Editing
• Thu., July 21, 9 a.m.-Noon, SMC, Rm. 311

It does not matter whether you have downloaded photos from a digital camera, scanned them, or received them through an e-mail, you will learn how to improve them. Learn how to change their size, brighten them, remove red eye and add them to letters. Special note: Bring 2-3 photos to class (on a flash drive, or CD). Picasa 3, a free program, will be available. Bring a flash drive (USB) to save your work products.

Basic Excel
• Thu., July 28, 9 a.m.-Noon, SMC, Rm. 311

Microsoft Excel 2007 is an electronic spreadsheet program you can use to create a home budget, create an address book, or even track your household inventory for your insurance records. Think of a spreadsheet as an accounting ledger that can automatically perform and update calculations or simply sort data to meet your needs. Special note: Bring a flash drive (USB) to save your work products.

Slideshows: Using PowerPoint

• Thu., Aug. 4, 9-Noon, SMC, Rm. 311

Create exciting Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 electronic slideshow presentations for business or personal enjoyment that will capture the attention of your audience. Import photos to create digital biographies for special occasions. Whether you print them or show them as presentations, this program will make you look like a professional. Special note: Bring a flash drive (USB), to save your work products.

Microsoft Publisher 2007

• Thu., Aug. 11, 9 a.m.-Noon, SMC, Rm. 311

Learn to create your own professional business cards, brochures, invoices, and more using templates. This is a great way for small businesses to produce professional looking publications at half the cost of outsourcing. Learn to work with design sets. Special note: Bring your digital company logo to class. Bring a Flash Drive (USB) to save your work products.

For more information about this or other C.A.L.L. class offerings, or to register for this class, please contact Joel Beck at 480-677-7721 or by email at joel.beck@centralaz.edu.

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