The Center for Lifelong Learning

Computing and Office Skills

Certificate Series
-Graphic Design Certificate
-Web Design Certificate

Upcoming Courses
-Adobe Photoshop, Level 2, Oct. 22
-Quickbooks Pro 2013, Level 2, Oct. 16
-Microsoft Excel, Nov. 3
-Intro to Computer, Oct. 21
-Adobe Dreamweaver, Nov. 3
-Marketing with Social Media, Nov. 14
-Beginning MAC Computing, Nov. 17
-Adobe Fireworks, Dec. 1
-Basic Web Design, Dec. 10

Beginning MAC Computers
Take charge of your Mac. Learn how to use and customize the MAC operating system, manage your files, and stay organized. Take advantage of the Mac's networking and communications tools, and use the multitude of available Mac programs such as iTunes, iPhoto and iMovie.

4 Mondays
Nov. 17 – Dec. 15, 2014 (no class Nov. 24)
Liberty Crossing, Room M110

Marketing with Social Media
From blogs to Twitter, social networking is becoming a standard form of online communication and a medium for self-promotion. In this class you will learn about the world of social media, its many applications, and how to participate as a business professional. We’ll cover all the major social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and more, but also discuss how niche sites can be just as important. You’ll create your own profiles (if you don’t have them already) at the major networks and learn how you can promote yourself and your business in a free, meaningful way.

3 Fridays
Nov. 14-Dec. 5, 2014
Liberty Crossing, Room M110

Web Design Certificate Series
Web Design is becoming increasingly competitive. There is a growing demand for designers who can build a sophisticated site for businesses. Earn a Web Design Certificate this fall with Ivy Tech, and master the tools to help you advance in your Web Design career!

Courses included:

  • Adobe Dreamweaver 1
  • Adobe Dreamweaver 2
  • Adobe Fireworks 1
  • Basic Web Design

Adobe Dreamweaver CS6: Level 1
Discover the possibilities of creating your own website within this professional web authoring program. This 3-part class teaches the essential skills and considerations for successful creation and implementation of a new site on the World Wide Web. You’ll learn to set up your site, create new pages, and work with text, graphics, and links; apply styles using CSS; and learn effective page layout and how to avoid browser issues. 

Gerry Masse
Monday and Wednesday
Nov. 3 - 10, 2014
Liberty Crossing, Room M110

Adobe Dreamweaver CS6: Level 2
Prerequisite: Knowledge of the topics covered in Adobe Dreamweaver Basics
Take your Adobe Dreamweaver skills to the next level under the tutelage of a proven Web development expert. Examine pure CSS layout and learn how to incorporate multimedia elements such as Flash video and audio. Discover the uses of XML and XSL. In this new intermediate-level Dreamweaver class, you'll learn to harness the power of this industry-standard Web design tool. During this hands-on training, you'll learn how to use standards-compliant Cascading Style Sheets to create Web pages that are easier to maintain and more search engine-friendly.

Gerry Masse
Monday and Wednesday
Nov. 12 - 19, 2014
Liberty Crossing, Room M110

Adobe Fireworks CS6: Level 1
This course will teach you the basics of creating beautiful designs for websites and mobile apps quickly – without writing code. Deliver vector graphics and bitmap images, mock-ups, 3D graphics, and interactive content for popular tablets and smartphones.

Monday and Wednesday
Dec. 1 - 8, 2013
Liberty Crossing, Room M110

Basic Web Design
This introductory level course focuses on the tools, strategies, and techniques for creating a web presence for small businesses. Learn the basics of HTML to create a 2-3 page website with text and images. Learn about social networking, blogging, and image editing tools and how they can be used to elevate your presence online.

Monday and Wednesday
Dec. 10 – 17, 2014
Liberty Crossing, Room M110

Graphic Design Certificate Series
This entry-level Graphic Design Certificate is targeted for those students with limited experience in art and design. The fundamental courses in the certificate will help you build a portfolio and promote your body of work.

Courses include:

  • Adobe Photoshop 1
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Graphic Design

Adobe Photoshop CS6: Level 1
Photoshop is a professional-level program for photo editing. Use the new Photoshop effects to create and enhance your own drawings, to correct and improve scanned images, and to manipulate digital photo images at-will. Learn about the toolbox, layers, filters and more. No freehand drawing skill is required to create stunning effects, even at basic skill levels. Composites, basic color correction, and layered editing will be taught in a hands-on, artistic approach.

Look for our next session in Spring 2015

Adobe Photoshop CS6: Level 2
Prerequisite: Knowledge of the topics covered in Adobe Photoshop Basics
Further your knowledge and ability to use Photoshop for professional-level photo editing. Use the software to manipulate and enhance the appearance of an image. Work with layers and masks. Learn to create and edit vector paths, and automate tasks. You’ll also learn to edit and export video files and work with other Adobe applications.

Gerry Masse
Monday and Wednesday
Oct. 22 – 29, 2014
Liberty Crossing, Room M110

Graphic Design
Good design contributes to the effectiveness of any visual communication. Basic Graphic Design provides an introduction to creating graphics for print and web publications. The class will cover some historical background of modern desktop publishing, and will focus on three important areas of graphic design:  Incorporating photographs, illustrations and typography into a coherent layout; Utilizing placement, grouping, and white space to produce pleasing compositions; Applying thought-provoking elements of theme, style, and connotation to strengthen the message. The skills and knowledge gained in this class will provide a practical and versatile framework for creativity in all types of visual communications and may be utilized with any desktop publishing software.

Look for our next session in Spring 2015

Adobe Illustrator CS6
Whether you're just hoping to do a little more with your art or you want to design professionally, this class will give you the Illustrator training you need! Adobe Illustrator is the program of choice for many graphic and visual artists. It allows you to draw and manipulate artwork, add special effects, apply color, and much, much more. Illustrator also sets the industry standard for creating vector images, which you can resize without loss of quality.

In this course, you'll learn how to draw and trace with the Pen tool, use the new and amazing Recolor Artwork command, enhance your project with color, and bring your projects to life with interesting type. And with each lesson, you'll get an assignment that challenges both your creativity and your growing Illustrator skills.

Look for our next session in Spring 2015

Adobe InDesign CS6
In this Adobe InDesign class, you'll get hands-on desktop publishing training and come away knowing how to use this popular page layout software to design and create professional quality letterhead, business cards, brochures, PDF files that play movies, and more. You'll discover that you don't have to be a designer or an artist to produce professional quality documents!

Lesson by lesson, you'll discover how the program features relate to producing actual usable documents as we explore the best ways to create different types of material, how to organize and name your files, and how to reuse items such as colors and artwork. By the time you finish the course, you'll not only be comfortable with the tools and features InDesign offers, but you'll know the most efficient ways to use the program to produce the materials you need for your specific work, recreation, or hobbies.

Look for our next session in Spring 2015

Introduction to QuickBooks Pro 2013
Prerequisites: Basic accounting strongly recommended.  Working knowledge of Windows, including saving and moving files, required.
Learn the basics of how to set up your business with this popular accounting program. Our beginning-level course is for people who are just starting out with QuickBooks. You will learn to set up a company from scratch, as well as how to maintain a chart of accounts, customers, vendors, and employees. Additionally, you will learn how to work with bank accounts, generate invoices, pay bills, process cash receipts, and track credit cards. Textbook is included in course fee.

Look for our next session in Spring 2015

Advanced QuickBooks Pro 2013
Prerequisite: Introduction to QuickBooks Pro
The advanced QuickBooks Pro course is for those who have either completed the introductory course or who have a good working knowledge of the software. This course will cover how to analyze financial data through the software, to set up and maintain inventory records, and to track and pay sales tax. In addition, processing payroll, estimating and progress invoicing, tracking time, customizing forms, generating letters from the software, and using multiple currencies will all be taught in the course.  Textbook is included in course fee.

Delvan Roehling
4 Thursdays
Oct. 16 – Nov. 6, 2014
Liberty Crossing, Room M110

Introduction to Computers

Explore the world of computers in a safe, fun, and non-threatening environment, even if you don't know what a computer looks like. We'll cover computer anxiety, important terms, parts of the computer, keyboard, using the mouse, and moving around the computer to complete different tasks. Textbook is included in course fee.

Tuesday and Thursday
Oct. 21 – 28, 2014
Stone Gate Arts and Educ. Center, Bedford

Microsoft Office 2013

Microsoft Excel: Level 1
Prerequisite: Working knowledge of Windows, including saving and moving files.
Microsoft Excel is the standard spreadsheet program for today’s working world. You will begin by reviewing the Office interface. By the end of this class, you’ll possess the skills to enter and edit data, select cells and ranges, print worksheets, create formulas and functions, and format cell contents. Textbook is included in course fee.

Monday and Wednesday
Nov. 3 – 12, 2014
Orange County Learning Center, Room S102

Microsoft Word: Level 1
Prerequisite: Working knowledge of Windows, including saving and moving files.
This course is a must for computer beginners looking to update skills for the modern workplace. Create, edit, and print documents such as letters or reports using the newest version of this popular word processing program. Participants will learn important terms, editing functions, formatting, special text options, and mail merge. The course also covers spell checking, underlining, bolding, centering text, copying and pasting text, and printing documents. Textbook is included in course fee.

Look for our next session in Spring 2015

Microsoft Office Specialist

Word, Excel, PowerPoint

“Eighty-six percent of hiring managers indicate IT certifications are a high or medium priority during the candidate evaluation process.” (CompTIA, Employer Perceptions of IT Training and Certification, January 2011)

We are offering a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) course to provide you with the foundation of knowledge needed to succeed in the environments that require the use of computers. You will have the chance to become certified in three of the most commonly used software programs.

Why Become Certified?

  • Differentiate yourself in today’s competitive job market.
  • Broaden your employment opportunities by displaying your advanced skills, resulting in higher earning potential
  • Experience greater job satisfaction
  • Gain increased competence, productivity, and credibility with your employers, co-workers, and clients

Exams you pass and certifications you earn become part of your official transcript, which you can allow potential employers to access directly. A Microsoft Certification is an industry standard that is recognized worldwide and can help open doors to potential job opportunities. This all-inclusive course includes extensive, thorough training of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

For more information, please contact us at (812) 330-6044 or