Winter 2007 – Personal Development

Winter 2008
Continuing Education Classes
Forsyth Campus
Digital Photography Workshop - Photography is best
learned by getting out and using your camera. Unfortunately,
this trial-and-error approach can be frustrating at times. This
workshop will help provide the direction and guidance you
need to learn about your digital camera from taking better
pictures to how to download them onto the computer and use
software to edit them. Bring your digital camera and the
User’s Manual.
Forsyth Campus
Thursday 6 PM – 10 PM
Date: 1/17
Fee: $50
Forsyth Campus
Date: 2/16
Saturday9 AM – 1 PM
Fee: $50
The Basics of Selling on eBay – Don't miss out on this
opportunity to make money on eBay now! Selling your
products on eBay has never been easier and it gives you the
ability to sell to millions of buyers all over the USA. Take
advantage of tried and true methods of selling on eBay
presented by a Power Seller and an eBay Education
Specialist in a simple course.
Forsyth Campus
Saturday 9 AM – 3 PM
Fee: $115 (includes book)
Forsyth Campus
Date: 3/6 and 3/13
Thursday 6 PM – 9 PM
Fee: $115 (includes book)
Window Treatments and More Learn how to decide which window treatment is best for
different style windows. This workshop also teaches students
how to measure properly, calculate fabric and trim quantities,
as well as the basics of a fabric’s hand and durability. This
class is a hands-on environment. New hot fabrics, trims and
hardware are presented. Bring pictures of your toughest
windows and get advice for terrific solutions.
(Limit 10 students)
Forsyth Campus
Date: 3/7
Friday 10 AM – 1 PM
Fee: $40
Conversational Spanish – Learn the basics of the Spanish
language so that you can communicate at work or when you
travel. You will learn the names of foods, beverages, and how
to ask for directions. The instructor will introduce you to the
phrases and information that can make you feel more
comfortable in a Spanish speaking environment.
Forsyth Campus
Mondays 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Date: 1/21, 1/28, 2/4 and 2/11
Fee: $125
Workplace Spanish for Landscapers and Golf Course
Supervisors This program is designed for golf course
superintendents, landscapers and lawn maintenance
supervisors who have direct contact with Hispanic employees
or day laborers. It will help them communicate with Spanishspeakers in a very basic way, improve teamwork &
productivity, reduce accidents and mistakes, and generally
improve the work situation. It will enable you to make
Hispanic employees a more valued part of your work team by:
• greeting them in Spanish, asking about their families,
and showing concern for their livelihood
• issuing clear cut job instructions, commands and
safety instructions
• asking basic questions about performance, job
progress or problems
Forsyth Campus
Wednesday 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Date: 2/6,2/13,2/20,2/27
Fee: $125 Includes book and CD
Our beginning and intermediate Photoshop course covers the
fundamentals and builds a firm working knowledge of the
software. Some of the topics include getting familiar with the
work environment and help resources; making selections (with
the wand, lasso, and marquee tools); using layers and masks;
retouching and color correcting; selected effects like hand
coloring; color-management issues; and creating images for
print or the Web. We use task-based instruction to teach you
all of the Photoshop essentials: from basic color manipulation
and image correction to painting, masking, using filters,
importing and editing digital photos, and more. This software
is for photographers, graphic designers, and web designers.
Forsyth Campus
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Dates: 2/2 & 2/9
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Dates: 3/1 & 3/8
Fee: $225 for each class level (includes book)
Introduction to Computers – Whether you are 45, 55, or
70 you can still learn to enjoy technology! Learn at a
comfortable pace how to use your computer...starting with
how to turn on and off your computer! You will learn basic
computer terms and what they mean, how to maneuver in
Windows XP, and get an introduction to the Internet.
Forsyth Campus
Fridays 9 AM – 12 PM
Fee: $100 (includes book)
Forsyth Campus
Tues/Thurs 6 - 9 PM
Fee: $100 (includes book)
Forsyth Campus
Wed 9 AM – 12 PM
Fee: $100 (includes book)
QuickBooks –
This course is an introduction on how to use QuickBooks to
best meet the needs of your business. The main objective is to
introduce you to QuickBooks’s basic features and give you an
opportunity for hands-on practice. You will learn about the
types of information you need to track in your business, and
how to enter that information and track it in QuickBooks. By
the end of the day, you will have a good idea of how an
accounting software package can save time and help organize
business finances. When you are ready to use QuickBooks,
you will be familiar with the most common tasks and will
know where to find information about more advanced
features. This course is designed for a person with no prior
knowledge of how to use QuickBooks or someone familiar
with the software who wants to learn new features and
functionality of this version.
Forsyth Campus
Dates: 2/2 & 2/9
Saturday 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Fee: $225 (includes book)
Microsoft Excel –
The Beginning course introduces students to basic spreadsheet
features. Students will learn to manage workbooks, work with
cells and cell data, format and print worksheets, create and
revise formulas, and create charts from worksheet data. These
Excel skills are taught using concepts, examples, and
interactive steps.
Intermediate Excel teaches students how to customize
workbooks, use lists, use functions to create formulas, format
worksheets, use 3-D references, ready workbooks for the Web,
use templates to create workbooks, and insert and manipulate
objects into a spreadsheet.
In Advanced Excel students will learn how to summarize,
outline, and subtotal list data, as well as how to use named
ranges, list ranges, and Lookup Functions. They will also
create PivotTables and Pivot Charts, create and remove
custom filters, work with shared workbooks, protect
workbooks, track and review changes, and merge and
consolidate data from worksheets. Forsyth Campus
Beginning: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM: 1/22 or 2/28
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM: 1/8 & 1/10
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM: 1/26 or 3/15
Intermediate: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM: 2/5 or 3/13
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM: 1/22 & 1/24
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM: 2/9
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM: 1/8, 2/14 or 3/27
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM: 2/26 & 2/28
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM: 3/1
Fee: $100 for each class (includes book and practice CD)
Heartsaver CPR - teaches lay rescuers how to recognize
and treat life threatening emergencies, including cardiac arrest
and choking for adult, child, and infant victims. Students also
learn to recognize the warning signs of heart attack and stroke
in adults and breathing difficulties in children.
Forsyth Campus
Friday 9AM – 3PM
Date: 2/22
Fee: $75 (Includes book and card)
Microsoft Word – In the Beginning course, students will
learn the tricks that will help them create, edit, and modify
text-based documents easily. The skills taught include
examining the working screen; creating new documents;
selecting and replacing, copying, or moving text; applying
styles; modifying bodies of text; working with headers and
footers; spelling and grammar checks; managing files;
understanding and using Save As; and previewing and printing
The Intermediate-level course builds upon the basics with how
to further enhance the look and functionality of documents by
adding items such as symbols, AutoText, outline numbered
lists, hyperlinks, and information found with the new Research
task pane. Paragraph formatting, indents, tabs, section
formatting, graphics and reviewing tools will be practiced.
Advanced Word will cover higher level formatting skills, such
as how to control pagination, enhance graphics, embed
objects, and apply themes and watermarks. They will also gain
insight into how data from other Office applications, such as
Access and Excel, can be used as source data for Word
creations, enabling calculations and mail merges. Learning to
automate regular tasks with macros, forms, and tables of
contents and indexes.
Forsyth Campus
Beginning: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM: 2/12 or 3/25
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM: 1/15 & 1/17
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM: 1/12
Intermediate: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM: 1/15 or 2/26
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM: 1/29 & 1/31
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM: 3/8
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM: 1/29 or 3/6
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM: 3/18 & 3/20
Fee: $100 for each class (includes book and practice CD)
SAT Prep Class – This class offers an overview of the SAT
and its scoring method, look at the tactics and strategies for
each of the test sections; critical reading, grammar and usage,
writing and math. Homework will be assigned to practice
questions from each section, it will help students pinpoint their
strengths and where they need to review. The class will advise
the students on what to expect and help them develop a plan.
College-bound students will find that this class, using Barron’s
SAT curriculum, is ideal preparation for one of the most
important tests that they will ever take. (Grades 9-12)
Forsyth Campus
Saturdays, 9 AM – 12 PM
Fee: $125 (includes book)
Dates: 1/26, 2/2,2/9 & 2/23
(SAT Test Dates: 3/1/2008, 5/3/2008 or 6/7/2008)
Office 2007: What’s New
This course is an overview of the new features of several
Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and
Access). We will explore the Microsoft Button, Quick Access
Toolbar, Ribbons, Tabs and Groups to familiarize you with
these common features. We then will look at the unique
changes in each application.
Forsyth Campus
Friday 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Date: 1/25, 2/29 or 3/28
Fee: $100
Web Design: Microsoft FrontPage –
Microsoft Outlook - This beginning course introduces
An essential and comprehensive beginning level course on
web site design concepts and techniques. A case-based,
problem-solving approach to learning Microsoft FrontPage.
Students will learn how to create and enhance web pages with
links, anchors, graphics, image maps, lists, shared borders,
themes, and tables. Small businesses, educators, and
entrepreneurs can use this start up class to begin designing
what you need. There is a beginning class and an intermediate
class offered.
Forsyth Campus
Beginning: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM: 2/1
Intermediate: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM: 3/14
Fee: $100 for each class (includes book and practice CD)
students to Microsoft Office Outlook 2003. As well as
showing students how to create, send, and receive e-mail, this
course looks at Outlook as a personal information
management system. It examines how to add and organize all
your contact information and how to manage your time with
the calendar feature.
In the Intermediate course, students will learn how to use the
instant messaging feature integrated into Outlook; customize
their outgoing messages with signatures, forms, themes, and
stationery; use address books and distribution lists to address
messages; use flags and delivery options; and organize and
customize views for messages. Students will also learn to use
Calendar customization and viewing options and use the
Calendar and Tasks features for scheduling and responding to
meeting requests and tasks. The Journal will also be delved
into as a tool to help manage activities associated with
Beginning: 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM: 1/17
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM: 2/5 & 2/7
Intermediate: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM: 2/19
Fee: $100 for each class (includes book and practice CD)
Microsoft Access – The Beginning course introduces
students to the basic elements that comprise an Access
database. Students will learn what a database is and how an
effective database should be designed and set up. Students will
receive instruction in how to create and use the basic tools of
the Access application: tables, forms, filters and sorts, queries,
and reports. In addition, students will learn how to enter data
in Access and how to manipulate data.
The Intermediate class teaches students a more complete
understanding of how to effectively create and use the primary
database objects, including tables, queries, forms, reports, and
data access pages. The course also shows how to work with
individual fields to ensure that overall database structure is
consistent and correct. In addition, students will learn a variety
of techniques designed to make data entry in Access databases
faster, easier, and less error-prone.
The Advanced course introduces students to advanced
development features so that they can provide user-friendly
databases to their users. The students will learn how to
develop data entry tools and automated processes, how to
enforce database security, and how to implement maintenance
features. The material in the course is presented through
explanatory text, real-world scenarios, interactive steps, and
questions to test and reinforce the material covered.
Beginning: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM: 1/10 or 2/21
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM:2/12 & 2/14
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM: 2/23
Intermediate: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM: 1/24 or 3/4
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM: 3/25& 3/27
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM: 2/7 or 3/18
Fee: $100 for each class (includes book and practice CD)
Microsoft PowerPoint –
In the Beginning course, students will learn how to design
PowerPoint presentations on their computers through
examples and interactive exercises. They will learn to create
presentations from scratch using slide layouts and design
templates. In addition, students will learn how to use clip art
images and drawing tools to enhance presentations. The
student will create and edit tables, as well as how to prepare a
presentation for printing and viewing.
The Intermediate-level course teaches students will discover
how to use existing information to create a presentation,
including importing outlines from Word and inserting slides
from other presentations. They will explore the use of
different “Masters”. Students will work with and modify a
variety of graphics, such as WordArt, AutoShapes, pictures,
and clip art and apply a variety of animation effects to both
text and graphics.
Beginning: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM: 1/31
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM: 2/19 & 2/21
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM: 2/2
Intermediate: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM: 3/11
Fee: $100 for each class (includes book and practice CD)
Lanier Technical College will be offering our Summer Career Camp for Middle School and High School Students the week of June 23rd – 27th. Please call (770) 531­4500 to be added to the email distribution when the Camp Flyer is available. Thank you.
Registration Procedures
1. Select class and campus location
2. Complete registration form on back
3. To secure place in class, payment of
class fee must accompany registration.
4. Make check payable to: Lanier Technical
College (Fee payment must accompany registration)
5. Mail to: Lanier Technical College
Economic Development Office
2990 Landrum Education Dr.
Oakwood, GA 30566
6. Fax to: (770) 531-6355 with credit card
7. Questions? Call (770) 531-4500
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basis. Class sizes are limited. Check class
description. You will not receive written
confirmation of your registration; your payment
confirms your enrollment.
Cancelled classes and changes
Lanier Technical College reserves the right to
cancel any class due to low enrollment. In the
event a class is cancelled, you will be notified
and your fee refunded.
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