Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Computer Training Classes

Computer Training & Certifications

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Delaware County Community College offers a wide variety of programs and courses to help you sharpen your computer skills.

Basics


Getting More Out of Your iPad

Bring your iPad, your Apple username and password to class and learn how to get more out of this small but powerful device. Topics covered include: how to navigate the interface, connect to wireless networks, how to personalize settings, identify built-in Apps (applications) such as ao add additional Apps from the Apple App Store and music from iTunes. Required: iPad with IOS version 7 or later.

COM 0204 / Length: 6 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $105; Non-Sponsoring $131

CRN 3086 Saturdays
April 14-21
9 a.m.-Noon Marple
Protect Your PC: Basics

Learn how to perform basic maintenance that will improve the performance and reliability of your PC and how to deal with Internet viruses, spam, hoaxes, and popups. Know more about when you need to upgrade, add memory or buy a new monitor.

COM 1621 / Length: 8 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $140; Non-Sponsoring $175

CRN 601 Saturdays
May 5-12
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Marple

Smartphone Basics
Do you find your smartphone makes you feel anything but smart? Right out of the box, these tiny yet powerful computers can be overwhelming! Learn the capabilities of the device including phone, email, Internet, downloading, uploading, storage and contacts. Use precautions necessary to protect your privacy and security on wireless networks.

COM 0417 / Length: 6 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $105; Non-Sponsoring $131

CRN 350 Tuesdays
June 19-26
6-9 p.m. Marple
Mac OS X Level 1
Learn to navigate the elegant Macintosh OS X desktop; use desktop tools including the dock, dashboard and spotlight; and organize windows with views and organize your work by creating folders. Explore built-in applications including Safari, Mail, Address Book, iCal and Spotlight. Students are invited to bring specific questions and problems to class.

COM 2002 / Length: 12 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $210; Non-Sponsoring $258
CRN 1767 Mon & Wed
July 30-August 8
6-9 p.m. Marple
In the Cloud

In this course you will learn the meaning and use of cloud computing. Learn the benefits and drawbacks of “the cloud.” Learn cloud computing for everyday computer users, no matter what your skill level or what system you use.

COM 1629 / Length: 6 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $105; Non-Sponsoring $131

CRN 1738 Wednesdays
August 15-22
6-9 p.m. Marple
Using the Computer & Managing Files

Receive a thorough introduction to basic computer skills. Topics include: mouse use, windows navigation, exploring software, how and where to store documents and file management, simple editing, copy and paste, and a brief look at the Internet.

COM 3102 / Length: 20 hours
Cost: $375

CRN 1740 Mon-Fri
August 20-24
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Marple

Computer Keyboarding
Course topics include: introduction of the alpha/numeric keyboard, learning to touch type, keyboarding skills, application of keyboarding skills and timed typing.

COM 0104 / Length: 8 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $140; Non-Sponsoring $175

CRN 1545 Mon & Wed
July 23-August 1
6-8 p.m. Marple
Computer Basics

Discover what you can do with your computer. Course topics include: introduction to the computer, identifying hardware components, mouse use, windows navigation, exploring software, types of storage, hard drives and a brief look at the Internet. Prerequisite: for all computer courses.

COM 0101 / Length: 8 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $140; Non-Sponsoring $175

CRN 606 Mon & Wed
June 4-13
6:35-8:35 p.m. Upper Darby
Cyber Security

This introduction cyber security course will teach you how to protect yourself and your family from inappropriate websites, cyber bullying and other traps and dangers you may encounter on the internet. Follow step-by-step recommendations to choose the right
tools and actions that can shield you from viruses and malicious content.

COM 1628 / Length: 8 hours​
Cost: Sponsoring $140; Non-Sponsoring $175

CRN 602 Wednesdays
May 9-16
6-10 p.m. Marple
Protect Your PC: Advanced Techniques

Learn advanced troubleshooting techniques covering hardware and software issues. Review methods of virus, spyware, spam, and phishing protection. Discover advanced techniques to improve PC performance. Includes data backup methods and overview of current and future operating systems.

COM 1627 / Length: 8 hours​
Cost: Sponsoring $140; Non-Sponsoring $175

CRN 1736 Saturdays
August 18-25
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Marple

Internet


eBay for Sellers

Learn everything you need to know about the selling process on eBay: how to create a seller account, understand rules and best practices, select, research and prepare the item for sale, list the item, accept and confirm payment, shipping, account management and lots of great resources to take with you!

COM 1692 / Length: 6 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $105; Non-Sponsoring $131

CRN 473 Tuesdays
May 15-22
6-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 1555 Wednesdays
July 11-18
6-9 p.m. Exton

Facebook 101
Learn the many ways that Facebook enables you to connect and share with family and friends, or to promote your business online. Easy to follow instructions, demonstrations and hands-on exercises make this class enjoyable and educational.

COM 1619 / Length: 3 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $59; Non-Sponsoring $79
CRN 1787 Tuesday
July 10
6-9 p.m. Marple
Social Networking 101

Social networking websites help people connect with others who share interests, build online profiles and share media such as photos, music, other websites, and even videos. Take a guided tour of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, three wildly popular social networking sites. Your questions will be answered with demonstrations of each, and good and bad practices for personal and business use. Learn about the most fascinating new way of connecting with others.

COM 1605 / Length: 4 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $70; Non-Sponsoring $88

CRN 1748 Wednesday
July 18
6-10 p.m. Marple

YouTube 101
Did you know you can use YouTube in many ways? Since it’s a video-sharing network, two obvious ones are to watch other people’s videos and to upload your own videos so other folks can watch them. In this class, you will learn about the entertaining, educational and creative aspects of YouTube.

COM 1619 / Length: 3 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $59; Non-Sponsoring $79
       

Microsoft


MOS Word
Become familiar with the most important concepts of Microsoft Word. Course topics include enhancing, organizing and managing documents. Presentation and demonstration of the skills necessary to sit for the Word MOS certification test are included. Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills.

COM 3260 / Length: 40 hours
Cost: $775 (test vouchers included)
CRN 352 Mon-Fri
June 4-14
8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Marple
Word for the Workplace
Learn the world’s most popular word processing application! Basic to intermediate topics include: creating documents, editing, formatting, tables and printing. Creating and performing a mail merge is covered in this class. Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills.

COM 3103 / Length: 20 hours
Cost: $375
CRN 91 Mon-Thurs
May 7-10
8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Marple
Word Introduction
Learn to create, save, format and edit documents. Increase your productivity. Course topics include: Word environment, help system, creating, saving and printing documents, editing text, spelling and grammar check, thesaurus, and finding and replacing text. Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills

COM 0601 / Length: 8 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $140; Non-Sponsoring $175
CRN 1749 Tuesday
August 7
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Marple

Excel Introduction
Learn to create, save, format, edit and print spreadsheets. Course topics include: Excel environment, entering and editing data, modifying a worksheet, using functions, formatting worksheets, printing, creating charts. Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills.

COM 0901 / Length: 8 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $140; Non-Sponsoring $175

CRN 131

Wednesday
May 16

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Marple
CRN 1447 Thursday
July 26
9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Exton
Access Introduction

Create a simple database. Topics include: tables, reports, queries, forms, primary keys, working with fields, entering and editing data, querying your database, new queries, sorting queries and reports. Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills.

COM 1101 / Length: 8 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $140; Non-Sponsoring $175

CRN 1789 Mon & Tues
July 9-10
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Marple
PowerPoint Introduction
Create a basic presentation. Topics include: the PowerPoint environment, creating and modifying presentations, formatting text, printing presentations, charts, editing a presentation and sharing info with other programs. Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills.

COM 1201 / Length: 8 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $140; Non-Sponsoring $175
CRN 1790 Wednesday
August 8
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Marple
MOS Excel

Become familiar with the most important concepts of Microsoft Excel. Course topics include managing, analyzing, formatting data and working with multiple worksheets. Presentation and demonstration of the skills necessary to sit for the Excel MOS certification test are included. Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills.

COM 3290 / Length: 40 hours
Cost: $775 (test vouchers included)

CRN 1668 Mon-Thurs
June 18-28
8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Marple

Excel for the Workplace
This course presents basic to intermediate concepts of spreadsheets. Topics include formatting, printing spreadsheets, formulas, functions, charts, and working with multiple worksheets.

COM 3104 / Length: 20 hours
Cost: $375

CRN 81 Mon-Thurs
May 21-24
8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Marple

Excel Intermediate
Learn to enhance a spreadsheet and use more advanced Excel techniques. Course topics include: working with large worksheets, working with multiple worksheets and workbooks, customizing Excel, advanced charting and pivot tables, advanced formatting and validation, list management, documenting and auditing, templates and hyperlinks. Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills.

COM 0950 / Length: 12 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $210; Non-Sponsoring $258

CRN 353 Tues & Thurs
June 12-21
6-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 1265 Thurs & Fri
August 16-17
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Exton

PowerPoint for the Workplace
Create dynamic presentations. Topics include: overview of the PowerPoint environment; using animation, charts, and clipart; autoshapes and images; multi-media; customizing presentations; the Pack and Go feature and Web features.
Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills.

COM 3106 / Length: 20 hours
Cost: $375

CRN 82 Mon-Thurs
May 14-17
8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Marple

Introduction to Outlook
Learn how to best use Outlook, Microsoft’s email, contact and calendar manager program. Topics include creating, sending and managing messages, working with email attachments, creating contacts and groups, tasks, appointments, events and meetings. Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills

COM 1354 / Length: 12 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $210; Non-Sponsoring $258

CRN 351 Tues-Thurs
May 29-31
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Marple
Microsoft Project: Introduction
If you need to complete a project on time and within budget, find out how to use Microsoft Project to do it. Learn all the tools you need to manAge your project using the most popular project manAgement software - Microsoft Project. Learn how to develop and maintain a project schedule (Gantt Chart). This class is taught “hands-on” in a computer lab and also features the most popular project management methodology from the Project Management Institute (PMI).

COM 1801 / Length: 12 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $210; Non-Sponsoring $258
CRN 611 Wednesdays
June 6-27
6-9 p.m. Marple

Digital Photography


Using Your Digital Camera

Bring your digital camera, cable to connect to your computer and the software disk that came with the camera to this hands-on course. Topics include: camera memory, controls and menus, techniques for taking better pictures, transferring pictures to the computer, editing your photos (red eye, lighting and color correction) and printing and sending pictures on the internet. Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills.

COM 0115 / Length: 12 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $140; Non-Sponsoring $175

CRN 615 Tues & Thurs
May 8-17
6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple

Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera
It’s time to take your camera off Auto mode. Learn to control your aperture, shutter speed, color, and get a sharp focus all with hands on activities. After the basics we’ll get creative with trick photography, night photography, paint with light, and more! Recommended: A 50 mm lens or other fixed lens. Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills.

COM 0118 / Length: 8 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $210; Non-Sponsoring $258

CRN 1192 Wednesdays
July 11-August 1
6-9 p.m. Marple

Introduction to Photoshop
Learn to use the image-editing program used by the pros. Course topics include: cropping and resizing images, selecting image areas, layers, compositing, adjusting color and lighting, retouching photos, adding text, and preparing images for print and the web. Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills.

COM 1657 / Length: 8 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $140, Non-Sponsoring $175

CRN 754 Friday
Feb. 23
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Exton
CRN 359 Mon & Wed
March 5-14
6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple

Lightroom
Adobe’s premier tool for working with digital images. Lightroom handles it all from adjusting color, lighting, and size, to managing metadata, creating web sites, and printing. Learn how professionals and hobbyist can use Lightroom to manage all of their digital photos, while saving time and giving that professional look. In this hands-on class, you will learn how to correct common lighting and color problems, reduce noise, crop, create web galleries, and print. Whether its pictures from your point and shoot camera or RAW files from your professional DSLR, this class will have you creating professional images.

COM 1667 / Length: 8 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $140, Non-Sponsoring $175

CRN 1766 Tues & Thurs
July 31-August 9
6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple

Preserving  Memories in the Digital World
What is the best way to archive and preserve memories in digital format? In this class learn about archiving and preserving family papers and photographs. You will learn how to organize, tag, save and preserve your old photos, notebooks, documents and memorabilia. Your instructor will take you through the process, step by step and provide an exceptional workbook for your project. You will never worry about your precious memories being lost or destroyed over time. Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills

COM 0123 / Length: 4 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $70; Non-Sponsoring $88

CRN 616 Wednesday
May 23
6-10 p.m. Marple

Photoshop Advanced
Use advanced selection options and learn to retouch images to make them Web ready. Course topics include: masking and layers, vector paths, swatches, gradients, patterns, layer type and styles, and advanced masking. Prerequisite: COM 1653 or equivalent skills.

COM 1657 / Length: 8 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $140, Non-Sponsoring $175

CRN 1765 Thursday
August 16
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Exton
CRN 1599 Mon & Wed
August 20-29
6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple

Photoshop for Photographers
Discover how to bring your photos to life, in color or black and white. Learn how to scan original prints, download files from a digital camera or CD, and optimize files to ready them for photo-quality printing or web use. Class will be held in a computer lab, where you will be able to practice everything you have learned. Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills.

COM 0115 / Length: 12 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $210, Non-Sponsoring $258

       

Computerized Accounting


Quickbooks Pro Introduction

Set up a QuickBooks company. Topics include: creating and customizing a new company, income and expense accounts, creating and maintaining customer and vendor accounts, invoices, payments and deposits, checks and reconciling accounts. Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills.

COM 1551 / Length: 12 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $210; Non-Sponsoring $258

       
Quickbooks Pro Advanced

Manage your business more effectively with the advanced features and tools of this diverse program. Topics include: payroll; customer and vendor credits; reimbursing or charging time, material and expenses; purchase orders; working with merged information; handling returns and bounced checks; and using the register. Prerequisite: COM 1501 or equivalent skills.

COM 1553 / Length: 12 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $210; Non-Sponsoring $258

CRN 1652 Mon & Wed
August 13-22
6-9 p.m. Marple

Web Design


Designing Effective Websites

Learn the basics of designing and developing an effective website. Discover the advantages of using templates and explore other affordable easy-to-use resources to create a professional website. Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills.

COM 1606 / Length: 8 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $140; Non-Sponsoring $175

CRN 1758 Tuesdays
August 7-28
6:30-8:30 p.m. Exton
CRN 1759 Saturdays
August 18-25
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Marple
Introduction to HTML 5

Learn the basics of hand-coding web pages with HTML5. In this beginners class, practice creating basic web pages using tags, elements and attributes, and add links and graphics. Explore the use of CSS style sheets for text formatting and tables. This course requires extensive typing.

COM 1642 / Length: 12 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $210; Non-Sponsoring $258

CRN 621 Mondays
June 4-18
6-9 p.m. Marple
Introduction to WordPress

WordPress can have your blog or website up and running in no time. This course offers an introduction to the amazing open source website platform. It is powerful, easy to use and requires a minimal investment of time and money. Start at the beginning with easy to follow instructions. Bring a notebook.

COM 1633 / Length: 6 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $105; Non-Sponsoring $140

CRN 603 Tuesdays
May 15-22
6-9 p.m. Marple