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Computer Training Institute

We offer hands-on computer training in state-of-the-art computer labs with instructors who are experts in their field. Take your computer skills to the next level!

* Community Education classes are self-supporting so fee waivers do not apply to any of the courses in this section of the schedule. All costs associated with these classes must be covered by the tuition gathered through registration.
If you have questions, please contact us at 360.416.7638 or via email at communityed@skagit.edu.

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BUILD YOUR OWN WEBSITE (Mount Vernon Campus)
Easy, powerful, affordable. No experience necessary. No software needed. No HTML experience needed! Create a powerful professional website. Drag and drop, copy and paste; text is edited like any word processor. Versatile, easy and Mobile Ready, hands-on class. Class is taught in a computer lab. Students need to set up their online account on weebly.com before starting class. Make sure to bring login information to class.

6598   CTI 064   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   T 2/14 to 2/28   F110   Locke K   $95.00  Seats Avail: 12 of 16


Dig Photo I (Mount Vernon Campus)
Learn the basics of digital photography! You will learn how to use the settings on your camera, how to create stronger pictures by using fun techniques, composition and lighting. Bring your digital camera, a charged battery and your camera manual. No experience necessary. Any camera with manual settings will work.

6433   CTI 007   AG   3:00PM-6:00PM   T 1/24 to 2/7   S161   Mullen K   $149.00  Seats Avail: 13 of 16


Getting Started 2: Computer Basics (Mount Vernon Campus)
Gain understanding of current computer terminology and technology. In this hands-on workshop, become more comfortable with computer set-up, printers, email, search engines and the Internet. This course is great for adults with little or no computer experience.

6677   CTI 090   AG   8:30AM-12:30PM   Sa 1/28   S161   Jonasson J   $65.00  Seats Avail: 11 of 15


Getting Started 3: Get More from your PC and Windows (Mount Vernon Campus)
Want to get more out of your PC? In this hands-on workshop, topics include personalizing your computer, working with files and folders, keeping valuable data safe with backup and restore, and scheduling tasks. Learn about keeping your computer safe from malware, and gain valuable information about improving the performance of your PC. A great workshop for the home computer user. No prior computer experience necessary.

6679   CTI 091   AG   8:30AM-12:30PM   Sa 2/11   S161   Jonasson J   $65.00  Seats Avail: 13 of 15


LIGHTROOM I (Mount Vernon Campus)
Learn to easily organize and enhance photographs in this easy-to-use program. You will learn core features, such as adjusting color and lighting, converting to black and white, and straightening and cropping your images. Bring a laptop with Lightroom downloaded. You can get a free 7-day trial from www.adobe.com. Be sure and download before you arrive.

6551   CTI 045   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   T 3/7 to 3/14   S161   Mullen K   $95.00  Seats Avail: 15 of 16


MAC FOR BEGINNERS (Mount Vernon Campus)
Learn to love your Mac! Learn basic computer skills such as using your mouse and trackpad, using the menus, organizing your files and photos, and using internet browsers. If time allows, we will also explore the basic Mac programs, Numbers and Pages. We will be using the Mac lab on campus, but feel free to bring your own laptop, mouse and power cord.

6682   CTI 092   AG   3:00PM-6:00PM   W 2/22   TBA   Mullen K   $49.00  Seats Avail: 6 of 10


Microsoft Excel - I Introduction (Mount Vernon Campus)
Turn your computer into something more than a 10-key adding machine! Learn to create professional-looking spreadsheets that do more than add a series of numbers. Learn about cells, columns, and rows, formatting tools, navigation, formulas, functions, headers and footers, saving and printing your spreadsheets. Students are provided with exercise files and an illustrated manual (digital file) covering the entire content of the class which may be printed for personal use. The manual includes step by step instruction and screen shots to aid in comprehension and retention outside of the classroom.

6473   CTI 020   AG   9:00AM-4:00PM   Sa 1/14   S161   Fotheringham   $95.00  Seats Avail: 10 of 16


Microsoft Excel - I Introduction (Whidbey Campus)
Turn your computer into something more than a 10-key adding machine! Learn to create professional-looking spreadsheets that do more than add a series of numbers. Learn about cells, columns, and rows, formatting tools, navigation, formulas, functions, headers and footers, saving and printing your spreadsheets. Students are provided with exercise files and an illustrated manual (digital file) covering the entire content of the class which may be printed for personal use. The manual includes step by step instruction and screen shots to aid in comprehension and retention outside of the classroom.

7182   CTI 020   AW   9:00AM-4:00PM   Sa 2/25   A227   Fotheringham   $95.00  Seats Avail: 13 of 15


Microsoft Excel - II Intermediate (Mount Vernon Campus)
This six-hour class delves deeper into Excel to create more complex worksheets and workbook collaboration. Topics include: creating/formatting charts, more on formulas and functions, tables, sorting and filtering data, templates, and working with graphics. Students are provided with exercise files and an illustrated manual (digital file) covering the entire content of the class which may be printed for personal use. The manual includes step by step instruction and screen shots to aid in comprehension and retention outside of the classroom.

6477   CTI 021   AG   9:00AM-4:00PM   Sa 2/4   S161   Fotheringham   $95.00  Seats Avail: 13 of 16


Microsoft Excel - III Advanced (Whidbey Campus)
This class covers: importing and exporting data, conditional formatting, named ranges, VLOOKUP, macros, pivot tables and charts, subtotals, group and outline, goal seek and solver, data tables , and data validation, protecting worksheets and workbooks, and tracking changes. Students are provided with exercise files and an illustrated manual (digital file) covering the entire content of the class which may be printed for personal use. The manual includes step by step instruction and screen shots to aid in comprehension and retention outside of the classroom.

7186   CTI 022   AW   9:00AM-4:00PM   Sa 1/21   A227   Fotheringham   $95.00  CLASS CLOSED


Microsoft Word - I Introduction (Mount Vernon Campus)
Learn to create, format, save, edit, and print a variety of documents such as memos and letters, numbered lists, and tables. Work with tabs and learn to copy, cut and paste. Creating flyers and working with graphics will be introduced if time permits.

6440   CTI 010   AG   5:30PM-8:30PM   MW 1/9 to 1/11   F110   Nunn B   $95.00  CLASS CLOSED


Microsoft Word - I Introduction (Whidbey Campus)
Learn to create, format, save, edit, and print a variety of documents such as memos and letters, numbered lists, and tables. Work with tabs and learn to copy, cut and paste. Creating flyers and working with graphics will be introduced if time permits.

7180   CTI 010   AW   9:00AM-4:00PM   Sa 1/14   A227   Sandberg B   $95.00  CLASS CLOSED


Photoshop Elements I (Mount Vernon Campus)
Learn the basics of this photo editing software. We will be importing photos, cropping, straightening, adjusting the lighting and color, sprucing up skies and using the easy guided directions that are built into the program. Bring a laptop with Photoshop Elements software (versions 11 - 15 will work), and photos to work on. You can download a free 30-day trial from www.adobe.com. Be sure and download before you arrive.

6618   CTI 074   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   T 2/14   S161   Mullen K   $49.00  Seats Avail: 13 of 16


Photoshop Elements II (Mount Vernon Campus)
Go a little farther with your photo editing with this intermediate course. You will learn how to convert photos to black and white, how to make selections, how to use layers, how to include words in your pictures, and how to remove wrinkles and give a computer liposuction. Bring a laptop with Photoshop Elements software (versions 11-15 will work), and photos to work on. You can download a free 30-day trial from www.adobe.com. Be sure and download before you arrive.

6636   CTI 079   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   T 2/21   S161   Mullen K   $49.00  Seats Avail: 14 of 16


PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS III (Mount Vernon Campus)
Take your photo editing skills even farther. Learn more about working with layers, changing your photos by removing unwanted objects or bringing in objects from other pictures, and creating composites from several photos. Bring a laptop with Photoshop Elements software (versions 11-15 will work), and photos to work on. You can download a free 30-day trial from www.adobe.com. Be sure and download before you arrive.

6667   CTI 088   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   T 2/28   S161   Mullen K   $49.00  Seats Avail: 15 of 16


Quick Books I (Mount Vernon Campus)
This workshop covers setting up a company's basic financial information, files, chart of accounts and master lists. Topics include standard transactions such as checks, sales entries and deposits, sales tax entries and reports. Some computer experience is helpful.

6496   CTI 027   AG   5:30PM-8:30PM   TTh 1/17 to 1/19   F110   Oakes T   $95.00  Seats Avail: 3 of 12


Quick Books I (Whidbey Campus)
This workshop covers setting up a company's basic financial information, files, chart of accounts and master lists. Topics include standard transactions such as checks, sales entries and deposits, sales tax entries and reports. Some computer experience is helpful.

7188   CTI 027   AW   9:00AM-4:00PM   Sa 2/4   A227   Sandberg B   $95.00  Seats Avail: 12 of 15


QuickBooks - II Intermediate - The Basics Plus (Mount Vernon Campus)
This workshop builds on Intro to QuickBooks and covers payroll, inventory and job costing setup, transactions and reports. Covers additional transactions and reports as time permits.

6499   CTI 028   AG   5:30PM-8:30PM   TTh 3/7 to 3/9   F110   Oakes T   $95.00  Seats Avail: 9 of 12


QuickBooks - II Intermediate - The Basics Plus (Whidbey Campus)
This workshop builds on Intro to QuickBooks and covers payroll, inventory and job costing setup, transactions and reports. Covers additional transactions and reports as time permits.

7190   CTI 028   AW   9:00AM-4:00PM   Sa 3/4   A227   Sandberg B   $95.00  Seats Avail: 13 of 15

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Computer Training

Microsoft Excel - I Introduction (Whidbey Campus)
Turn your computer into something more than a 10-key adding machine! Learn to create professional-looking spreadsheets that do more than add a series of numbers. Learn about cells, columns, and rows, formatting tools, navigation, formulas, functions, headers and footers, saving and printing your spreadsheets. Students are provided with exercise files and an illustrated manual (digital file) covering the entire content of the class which may be printed for personal use. The manual includes step by step instruction and screen shots to aid in comprehension and retention outside of the classroom.

7479   CTI 020   AW   9:00AM-4:00PM   Sa 4/22   A227   Fotheringham   $95.00  Seats Avail: 15 of 15


Microsoft Excel - II Intermediate (Whidbey Campus)
This six-hour class delves deeper into Excel to create more complex worksheets and workbook collaboration. Topics include: creating/formatting charts, more on formulas and functions, tables, sorting and filtering data, templates, and working with graphics. Students are provided with exercise files and an illustrated manual (digital file) covering the entire content of the class which may be printed for personal use. The manual includes step by step instruction and screen shots to aid in comprehension and retention outside of the classroom.

7483   CTI 021   AW   9:00AM-4:00PM   Sa 5/13   A227   Fotheringham   $95.00  Seats Avail: 15 of 15


Microsoft Word - I Introduction (Whidbey Campus)
Learn to create, format, save, edit, and print a variety of documents such as memos and letters, numbered lists, and tables. Work with tabs and learn to copy, cut and paste. Creating flyers and working with graphics will be introduced if time permits.

7465   CTI 010   AW   9:00AM-4:00PM   Sa 4/29   A227   Sandberg B   $95.00  Seats Avail: 15 of 15


Quick Books I (Whidbey Campus)
This workshop covers setting up a company's basic financial information, files, chart of accounts and master lists. Topics include standard transactions such as checks, sales entries and deposits, sales tax entries and reports. Some computer experience is helpful.

7490   CTI 027   AW   9:00AM-4:00PM   Sa 4/8   A227   Sandberg B   $95.00  Seats Avail: 15 of 15


QuickBooks - II Intermediate - The Basics Plus (Whidbey Campus)
This workshop builds on Intro to QuickBooks and covers payroll, inventory and job costing setup, transactions and reports. Covers additional transactions and reports as time permits.

7494   CTI 028   AW   9:00AM-4:00PM   Sa 5/6   A227   Sandberg B   $95.00  Seats Avail: 15 of 15