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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! Make sure your spot is reserved—Register early!


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360.416.7638 Mount Vernon
360.679.5330 Whidbey
360.341.2324 South Whidbey
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* 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.

Summer Quarter Workshops

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Computer Training

CAPTURE IMAGES OF THE MILKY WAY (Mount Vernon Campus)
Have you ever wanted to learn how to capture images of the Milky Way? On nights with no moon and clear skies the North Cascades offer some fantastic opportunities to take vivid pictures of our galaxy. This 3-session class includes in-class instruction of how to capture these stunning images, followed by an outdoor class session at the Washington Pass Overlook. Then there will be a final classroom session where Andy will show you how to use Photoshop to edit your images to perfection. Here is what you'll need to bring equipment-wise: A DSLR camera, wide-angle lens (preferably 14-24mm), sturdy tripod, and cable release. Andy Porter is a nationally known and published photographer based here in Sedro-Woolley. You can see his work at: www.andyporterimages.com. Note: 7/14 class is from 9-midnight (alternate bad weather date July 16).

6663   CTI 085   AG   6:00PM-8:30PM   MTF 7/13 to 7/17   S161   Porter   $135.00  CLASS CLOSED


Computer Literacy (Mount Vernon Campus)
Technical jargon and ever-changing hardware can make getting started with computers intimidating. This class helps make sense of computer terminology and familiarizes the user with common concepts. Topics include hardware, Internet basics, computer viruses, word processing and spreadsheet basics, keyboard shortcuts, and even how to connect your computer and hardware to make it work correctly. No previous computer experience is necessary and there are no prerequisites for this class. Laptop and netbook computers are welcome.

6573   CTI 066   AG   8:30AM-12:30PM   Sa 7/25   S161   Matson   $65.00  Seats Avail: 12 of 16


Getting Started with a PC & the Internet (Mount Vernon Campus)
This six-hour class focuses on personal computer concepts for the beginning PC user. It covers the following topics: computer terminology, fundamentals of computer operation, hardware vs. software, Windows operating system, file management, basic maintenance, data backup, Internet, email, safe downloads, security concepts and firewalls. No previous computer experience is necessary.

6400   CTI 001   AG   9:00AM-4:00PM   Sa 8/1   S161   Matson   $95.00  Seats Avail: 12 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.

6477   CTI 027   AG   5:30PM-8:30PM   TTh 7/21 to 7/23   F110   Oakes   $95.00  Seats Avail: 1 of 10

Fall Quarter Workshops

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VIDEO PRODUCTION W FCPS (Mount Vernon Campus)
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6665   CTI 086   AG   6:00PM-7:30PM   T 10/6 to 11/10   A125   Smith   $125.00  Seats Avail: 30 of 30


NATURE/LNDSCP PHOTO 101 (Mount Vernon Campus)
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6669   CTI 087   AG   5:30PM-8:30PM   M 11/9 to 11/30   S161   Porter   $189.00  Seats Avail: 16 of 16


Computer Literacy (Mount Vernon Campus)
Technical jargon and ever-changing hardware can make getting started with computers intimidating. This class helps make sense of computer terminology and familiarizes the user with common concepts. Topics include hardware, Internet basics, computer viruses, word processing and spreadsheet basics, keyboard shortcuts, and even how to connect your computer and hardware to make it work correctly. No previous computer experience is necessary and there are no prerequisites for this class. Laptop and netbook computers are welcome.

6615   CTI 066   AG   12:30PM-4:30PM   Sa 10/3   S161   Matson   $65.00  Seats Avail: 16 of 16


Computer Maintenance (Mount Vernon Campus)
If you want to streamline your home computer and restore some of its speed, this class is for you. You'll be introduced to tools that will improve your computer's performance. Class includes basic disk maintenance, hard drive error checking and how to recover valuable hard drive space. Learn about popular anti-virus and malware tools available today, how to perform system backups, and how to automatically schedule and install system updates from Microsoft.

6580   CTI 055   AG   12:30PM-4:30PM   Sa 10/17   S161   Matson   $65.00  Seats Avail: 16 of 16


Dig Photo I (Mount Vernon Campus)
This class covers the fundamentals of digital photography and is for people with a camera that can change to manual, not just automatic. (Point-and-shoot cameras will work if they have advanced manual settings). You will learn how to use the settings on your camera, how to create stronger pictures by using fun techniques and by using composition and lighting skills. Bring your digital camera and camera manual. No experience necessary.

6425   CTI 007   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   T 9/22 to 10/6   S161   Mullen   $149.00  Seats Avail: 16 of 16


eBay 1 - Basics of Selling (Mount Vernon Campus)
Have stuff to sell? Whether you simply want to clear the closet or want an additional income, this class is the perfect place to start. Learn how to accept payments using PayPal, determine a fair market value for your items, write a winning description, and determine the best-selling format for your items. We’ll cover how to determine shipping costs, where to find FREE shipping supplies and how to print labels from your home computer.  Pre-requisite recommendation: sign up for an eBay & PayPal account before class.

6565   CTI 050   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   M 10/5   S161   Shebley   $49.00  Seats Avail: 16 of 16


Getting Started with a PC & the Internet (Mount Vernon Campus)
This six-hour class focuses on personal computer concepts for the beginning PC user. It covers the following topics: computer terminology, fundamentals of computer operation, hardware vs. software, Windows operating system, file management, basic maintenance, data backup, Internet, email, safe downloads, security concepts and firewalls. No previous computer experience is necessary.

6407   CTI 001   AG   9:00AM-4:00PM   Sa 11/7   S161   Matson   $95.00  Seats Avail: 16 of 16


IPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY (Mount Vernon Campus)
Learn how to use your iPhone to create great images and how to use free and affordable apps to enhance your images. Bring your charged iPhone to class and expect to learn and take pictures.

6661   CTI 084   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   T 11/10   S161   Mullen K   $49.00  Seats Avail: 16 of 16


LIGHTROOM I (Mount Vernon Campus)
Learn to easily import, organize, develop and export photographs in one easy-to-use program. In this class you will learn the core features, from precisely adjusting color and lighting to using presets to convert to black and white. bring a laptop with Lightroom downloaded. You can download a free 30-day trial from www.adobe.com.

6547   CTI 045   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   T 11/17 to 12/1   S161   Mullen   $149.00  Seats Avail: 16 of 16


Microsoft Access - I Introduction (Whidbey Campus)
Explore the power and ease-of-use of this database program. You will develop a database by creating tables to store data, forms for data entry, queries for data retrieval and reports for data review. Learn built-in "tricks" for easier data entry and reporting.

7481   CTI 013   AW   9:00AM-4:00PM   Sa 10/10   A227   Fotheringham   $95.00  Seats Avail: 15 of 15


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, sorting, filtering, headers and footers, saving and printing your spreadsheets.

6470   CTI 020   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   Th 10/22 to 10/29   S161   Fotheringham   $95.00  Seats Avail: 16 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, sorting, filtering, headers and footers, saving and printing your spreadsheets.

7491   CTI 020   AW   9:00AM-4:00PM   Sa 10/3   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 tasks. Topics include: creating/formatting charts, more on formulas and functions, relative/absolute reference, tables, freezing panes and splitting windows, working with multiple worksheets and workbooks, linking and embedding and conditional formatting. Students are encouraged to bring projects to class.

7494   CTI 021   AW   9:00AM-4:00PM   Sa 10/24   A227   Fotheringham   $95.00  Seats Avail: 15 of 15


PHOTO SHOOT (Mount Vernon Campus)
Join us for a walk around Northern State Recreation Area, all the while learning the art and technique of digital photography. Bring your DSLR if you have one, or your point-and-shoot or phone, extra batteries, tripod if you have one and tennis shoes! Meet at Northern State (call 360 416-7638 for the meeting location).

6650   CTI 080   AG   4:00PM-7:00PM   T 10/13   S161   Mullen   $49.00  Seats Avail: 16 of 16


Photoshop Elements I (Mount Vernon Campus)
Photoshop Elements: Learn the basics of Photoshop Elements 11 - 13, the user-friendly and affordable little brother of Adobe Photoshop. We will learn to adjust the lighting and white balance of your photos, add blue to skies, and use tools to remove or add things to your photos and to crop them. We will also convert photos to black and white and bring selective color back into the picture. Finally, we will make people look better by removing pimples and giving a computer liposuction. Expect three nights of having fun with your pictures and getting a basic understanding of how to use this remarkable software. Bring a laptop with Photoshop Elements software (versions 11, 12 or 13 will work), and photos to work on. You can download a free 30-day trial from www.adobe.com.

6640   CTI 074   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   T 10/20 to 11/3   S161   Mullen K   $149.00  Seats Avail: 8 of 8


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.

6494   CTI 027   AG   5:30PM-8:30PM   TTh 10/13 to 10/15   F110   Oakes   $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.

7500   CTI 027   AW   9:00AM-4:00PM   Sa 10/17   A227   Sandberg   $95.00  Seats Avail: 15 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.

6497   CTI 028   AG   5:30PM-8:30PM   TTh 11/17 to 11/19   F110   Oakes   $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.

7504   CTI 028   AW   9:00AM-4:00PM   Sa 11/7   A227   Sandberg   $95.00  Seats Avail: 15 of 15


QuickBooks - III Advanced (Whidbey Campus)
Adds to QuickBooks I and II classes by further covering job costing setup, entries and reports, including time-tracking functions, as well as other industry- specific setup samples. Also includes customer and vendor credits and refunds, bank reconciliations, and advanced QuickBooks reports, including use of reports to review, troubleshoot and balance QuickBooks. QuickBooks Pro will be used in this class.

7507   CTI 029   AW   9:00AM-4:00PM   Sa 11/14   A227   Sandberg   $95.00  Seats Avail: 15 of 15

Winter Quarter Workshops

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Computer Training

Microsoft Access - I Introduction (Whidbey Campus)
Explore the power and ease-of-use of this database program. You will develop a database by creating tables to store data, forms for data entry, queries for data retrieval and reports for data review. Learn built-in "tricks" for easier data entry and reporting.

7444   CTI 013   AW   9:00AM-4:00PM   Sa   A227   Fotheringham   $95.00  Seats Avail: 15 of 15


Microsoft Access - II Intermediate (Whidbey Campus)
Learn relational features of Access by creating and joining related tables and by using multiple tables in forms, queries and reports. You’ll build on Intro class with additional query techniques, macros and Access command buttons.

7458   CTI 014B   BW   9:00AM-4:00PM   Sa   A227   Fotheringham   $95.00  Seats Avail: 15 of 15


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, sorting, filtering, headers and footers, saving and printing your spreadsheets.

7454   CTI 020B   AW   9:00AM-4:00PM   Sa   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 tasks. Topics include: creating/formatting charts, more on formulas and functions, relative/absolute reference, tables, freezing panes and splitting windows, working with multiple worksheets and workbooks, linking and embedding and conditional formatting. Students are encouraged to bring projects to class.

7457   CTI 021B   AW   9:00AM-4:00PM   Sa   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.

7437   CTI 010B   AW   9:00AM-4:00PM   Sa   A227   Davis   $95.00  Seats Avail: 15 of 15

Spring Quarter Workshops

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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, sorting, filtering, headers and footers, saving and printing your spreadsheets.

7479   CTI 020B   AW   9:00AM-4:00PM   Sa   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 tasks. Topics include: creating/formatting charts, more on formulas and functions, relative/absolute reference, tables, freezing panes and splitting windows, working with multiple worksheets and workbooks, linking and embedding and conditional formatting. Students are encouraged to bring projects to class.

7483   CTI 021B   AW   9:00AM-4:00PM   Sa   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 010B   AW   9:00AM-4:00PM   Sa   A227   Davis   $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   A227   Oakes   $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   A227   Oakes   $95.00  Seats Avail: 15 of 15