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MiraCosta College Offers Community Education Courses in Computer Training

San Diego County CA— MiraCosta College’s Community Education is offering the following not-for-credit computer training courses this fall:

Beginning Adobe Photoshop Workshop: Would you like to know more about how to edit and improve your photos using Adobe Photoshop? If so, then this short two-day hands-on class is for you! Photoshop can be used for relatively simple photo-editing tasks, such as image sizing, cropping, redeye correction, color balancing, and exposure correction. But, Photoshop can do so much more! The class begins with an overview of the Photoshop workspace including a discussion of the key photoediting tools. The course content then expands to include more advanced topics, such as combining images and using filters and adjustments for interesting effects, and working with layers and brushes to create unique artistic works. Note: Students should have basic computer and mouse skills. Fee: $95; Supplies: $5 material fee will be collected in class for handouts. Students should bring a USB flash drive. Location: San Elijo Campus, Room 107; 2 Saturdays, 10/14–10/21, 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m. (with 30 minute lunch). Bring sack lunch.

Microsoft Excel 2-Day Workshop—One Step Above the Basics: Students should know how to use the keyboard and mouse and know how to open and save a file. For those students not using Excel on a regular basis, we encourage you to sign up for the MS Office Suite. In this class, learn through easy-to-understand instructions about how to create and edit basic worksheets and workbooks in order to give you a solid understanding of the basic functionality of Excel when completing tasks. Learn how to make your spreadsheets more professional, write basic mathematical formulas, sort and analyze data, create charts and graphs, and more! Fee: $85. Early Bird Special $75 (Register before 10/21 for this rate); Supplies: $10 material fee will be collected in class. Students should bring a USB flash drive. Location: Oceanside Campus, Room 4607; 2 Saturdays, 10/28 & 11/4, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

 Microsoft Excel for the Business Professional—2-Day Workshop: Students must be familiar with the basics of Microsoft Excel. In this workshop, you will move beyond opening a spreadsheet and typing in values. Topics include: Create user-friendly worksheets through the use of cell and table style galleries to quickly format your spreadsheet the way you want. Use Excel’s conditional formatting feature. Create reports and interactive charts and PivotTables. Write powerful math formulas that will help you perform complex math functions, make decisions, and look up values in a table. And much more. Fee: $85. Early Bird Special $75 (Register before 11/23 for this rate); Supplies: $10 material fee will be collected in class. Students should bring a USB flash drive. Location: Oceanside Campus, Room 4607; 2 Saturdays, 12/2 & 12/9, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

For registration information, call 760.795.6820.

Situated in beautiful Carlsbad, CA, just minutes from the Pacific Ocean, MiraCosta’s Technology Career Institute (TCI) offers unsurpassed opportunities for students to gain real-world work experience through hands-on, accelerated and cooperative education offerings. With its vast network of partner employers, program graduates are sought after for employment into some of the world’s most renowned corporations

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