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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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Computer Training

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.

6609   CTI 064   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   Th 10/6 to 10/20   S161   Locke K   $95.00  Seats Avail: 13 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   M 9/19 to 10/3   S161   Mullen K   $149.00  Seats Avail: 12 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 10/3   S161   Shebley C   $49.00  Seats Avail: 16 of 16


Getting Started 1: Computers, Tablets, Smartphones, and the Internet (Mount Vernon Campus)
This six-hour class will introduce you to the fundamentals of the Digital World. Using discussion, demonstrations, and hands-on activities, students will explore the following questions: What are the advantages and disadvantages of a desktop, a laptop, a tablet, and a smartphone? What is the Internet and how has it changed in the last few years? What is the difference between Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Twitter, and Google, and how do they make money? What are the dangers of in the online world, and how can you stay safe? What is the best way to get started? No previous computer experience necessary.

6675   CTI 089   AG   9:00AM-4:00PM   Sa 10/1   S161   Heiser A   $95.00  Seats Avail: 16 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 10/15   S161   Jonasson J   $65.00  Seats Avail: 13 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   10/29   S161   Jonasson J   $65.00  Seats Avail: 14 of 15


IPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY (Mount Vernon Campus)
Learn how to use your iPhone to create great photos and how to use free and affordable apps to enhance your images. You will learn tricks and tips such as how to improve your focus, convert to black and white, and add words to your photos. Bring your charged iPhone to class and expect to learn and take pictures!

6661   CTI 084   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   W 9/21   S161   Mullen K   $49.00  Seats Avail: 13 of 16


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 30-day trial from www.adobe.com. Be sure and download before you arrive.

6547   CTI 045   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   W 11/9 to 11/16   S161   Mullen K   $95.00  Seats Avail: 13 of 16


Microsoft Access - I Introduction (Mount Vernon 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.

6449   CTI 013   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   TTh 11/1 to 11/3   S161   Fotheringham   $95.00  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.

7206   CTI 013   AW   9:00AM-4:00PM   Sa 10/8   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, 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.

6470   CTI 020   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   TTh 9/20 to 9/22   S161   Fotheringham   $95.00  CLASS CLOSED


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.

7220   CTI 020   AW   9:00AM-4:00PM   Sa 10/1   A227   Fotheringham   $95.00  Seats Avail: 11 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.

6475   CTI 021   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   TTh 9/27 to 9/29   S161   Fotheringham   $95.00  CLASS CLOSED


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.

7222   CTI 021   AW   9:00AM-4:00PM   Sa 10/22   A227   Fotheringham   $95.00  Seats Avail: 14 of 15


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.

6434   CTI 010   AG   5:30PM-8:30PM   MW 9/26 to 9/28   F110   Nunn B   $95.00  Seats Avail: 13 of 16


Night Photography (Mount Vernon Campus)
Learn how another world of photography begins once the sun goes down! We will meet on campus and then shoot at Little Mountain Park. We will use long exposures to photograph night scenes and star trails, plus explore painting with light, using flashlights and flashes. Bring your DSLR, extra batteries, tripod, shutter release (if you have one), camera manual, flash, warm clothes, flashlight and tennis shoes! Prerequisite: beginning camera class or solid knowledge of your camera's functions.

6644   CTI 075   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   F 9/30   S161   Mullen K   $49.00  Seats Avail: 15 of 16


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, 12 , 13 or 14 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.

6640   CTI 074   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   W 10/12   S161   Mullen K   $49.00  Seats Avail: 12 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, 12 , 13 or 14 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.

6648   CTI 079   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   W 10/19   S161   Mullen K   $49.00  Seats Avail: 12 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, 12 , 13 or 14 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.

6673   CTI 088   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   W 10/26   S161   Mullen K   $49.00  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.

6494   CTI 027   AG   5:30PM-8:30PM   TTh 10/4 to 10/6   F110   Oakes T   $95.00  Seats Avail: 8 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.

7234   CTI 027   AW   9:00AM-4:00PM   Sa 10/15   A227   Sandberg B   $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 11/1 to 11/3   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.

7236   CTI 028   AW   9:00AM-4:00PM   Sa 11/5   A227   Sandberg B   $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.

7238   CTI 029   AW   9:00AM-4:00PM   Sa 11/12   A227   Sandberg B   $95.00  Seats Avail: 15 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.

7182   CTI 020   AW   9:00AM-4:00PM   Sa 1/21   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.

7184   CTI 021   AW   9:00AM-4:00PM   Sa 2/25   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.

7180   CTI 010   AW   9:00AM-4:00PM   Sa 1/14   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.

7188   CTI 027   AW   9:00AM-4:00PM   Sa 2/4   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.

7190   CTI 028   AW   9:00AM-4:00PM   Sa 3/4   A227   Sandberg B   $95.00  Seats Avail: 15 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 5/20   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