• Merrillville Adult Education - Community Education
    Computer Applications

    In this section you'll find various computer related classes. The following is a list of available classes for the 2011 Fall semester. 
    Oak Leaf
    FALL 2011
    Understanding Computers for the True Beginner - COM-1

    Whether you’re thinking about buying your own computer, re-entering the computerized workforce or just want to become familiar with computer terms, this is your critical starting point. You’ll get a thorough explanation of PC buzz words, concepts and hardware. We’ll discuss and demonstrate the components that actually do the work: operating systems and software. You will also have a limited hands-on exploratory experience with popular Windows-based word processing and spreadsheet programs.  Instructor:  Rich Miller
    2 Mondays, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
    February 7 & 14
    Fee:  $49
    Merrillville High School, Room CD-101-S
    Entrance F


    Getting Started with Windows 7 - COM-2

    This is a beginner’s course intended for individuals with no computer experience.  Windows 7 is a basic course that will take you through, step-by-step, the various techniques and functions, necessary for easy computer operations and software applications. In addition, file management, one of the most important aspects of using your computer, will be covered.  You will learn how to create folders and save your files. Other skills taught include copying files, organizing existing files into folders, deleting and renaming folders, making subfolders and other file organization skills. Instructor: Rich Miller 
    8 Mondays, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
    February 21 - April 18 (no class 4/4)
    Fee: $129        Textbook: $29
    Merrillville High School, Room CD-101-S, Entrance F
    Introduction to the Internet & Email - COM-3

    Introduction to the Internet and E-Mail is for moderate to experienced PC users. The course is a "hands-on" introduction to to the processes of using electronic mail and doing internet browsing. Students will utilize Internet "Search Engines" to locate information of interest to them, and will also "surf-the-net" and access various Internet websites. Regarding E-Mail, you will learn the quickest way to get on-line and mailing. Topics include messaging, checking mail, managing mail, folders and rules, addressing, saving, "etiquette," privacy and mailing lists. Instructor: Rich Miller
    3 Mondays, 7:00-9:00 p.m. April 25 - May 9
    Fee:  $59  
    Merrillville High School, Room CD-101-S
    Entrance F
    Microsoft Word 2007- COM-4

    Microsoft Word is a word processing program that includes tools for entering, editing and formatting text & graphics.  It is used to create a variety of documents such as letters, memos, bulletins and tables.  The course begins with basic instruction on features for creating and editing simple documents and then introduces the program's features that allow you to make more elaborate documents such as newsletters and resumes.  Instructor:  Andy Niksich

    8 Tuesdays, 6:00 P.M.-8:00 p.m.
    February 8 - March 29
    Fee: $125    Textbook:  $25
    Merrillville High School, Room CD-101-S
    Entrance F
    Microsoft Excel 2007 - COM-5

    Microsoft Excel gives you unprecedented power and ease of use in creating and using spreadsheets. This introductory workshop will give you the tools to begin unleashing the power. Starting with the parts of the program, you will progress through building worksheets, formatting cells, inserting functions, managing workbooks and creating charts. Instructor: John Unterfranz
    6 Wednesdays, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
    February 23 - March 30
    Fee: $125   Textbook: $75
    Merrillville High School Room CD-101-S
    Entrance F
    Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 - COM-6

    Need to talk to a group of people? Make a sales pitch? Want to learn how to keep their attention and impress your boss? Students will learn how to create a presentation with a little pizzazz! Discover how to create and edit presentations from scratch in Microsoft PowerPoint 2007. Students will learn how to insert clip art and pictures from the Internet. You will also discover how to create tables and insert Excel spreadsheets to help you make your point and how to create custom layouts, apply themes, add animation, add links, as well as insert sounds and video. Instructor: Andrew Niksich
    3 Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
    April 12 - 26
    Fee: $69         Textbook: $25
    Merrillville High School Room CD-101-S
    Entrance F
    Keyboarding, Beginning - COM-7

    This course is for anyone wanting to master the keyboard.  Don't let the computer scare you.  No computer experience is necessary!  This class is for both beginners and those wanting to brush up on their speed.  It's really quite simple.  Instructor: Judy Leduc

    5 Thursdays, 7:00-9:00 p.m. April 14 - May 12
    Fee:  $75  
    Merrillville High School, Room D-114, Entrance F
    EBay Selling Basics - COM-8

    The course teaches the basics of listing items for sale on eBay. You will learn how to open seller and PayPal accounts, list items, monitor your listings, write descriptions, research the best prices, and ship to the US and worldwide. The course also covers auctions, fixed price listings, eBay requirements, tour of the eBay site, how to use reserves, and Internet security and safety . Basic computer skills needed. Instructor: Mark Tillema

    3 Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 p.m.  
    February 8 - 22
    Fee: $69        Textbook: $21 payable to instructor the first day of class
    Merrillville High School, Room D-114
    Entrance F


    EBay Beyond Basics - COM-9

    This course is for the eBay seller who wants to learn how to grow or start an eBay based business, how to use listing tools ( ex: Turbo Lister), business tools, or how to open a store on ebay. The class will explain drop shipping and other merchandise sources. You will learn how to market your items more effectively. Prerequisite: eBay Basic Selling or 200 positive feedback as a seller.  Instructor: Mark Tillema

    3 Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 P.M. March 8 - 22
    Fee: $69         
    Merrillville High School, Room D-114
    Entrance F