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

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 $135

CRN 902 Tuesdays
October 22-29
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: 8 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $140; Non-Sponsoring $175
CRN 2656 Saturdays
May 2-16
9:30 a.m.-12:10 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 2289 Mon-Fri
September 9-13
9-11 a.m. Marple
CRN 2290 Saturdays
November 16-23
9 a.m.-1 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 920 Mon-Fri
September 16-20
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Marple
CRN 1435 Mon-Fri
October 21-25
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 2291 Wednesdays
October 2-23
6-8 p.m. Marple
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 2306 Wednesdays
Sept. 25-Oct. 2
6-10 p.m. Marple

Data & Presentation Software


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 2292 Mon-Fri
Oct. 28-Nov. 8
9 a.m.-1 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 269 Mon-Fri
September 23-27 
9 a.m.-1 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 2301 Thursday
November 21
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 490 Wednesday
October 30
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Marple
CRN 2300 Wednesday
December 4
8:30 a.m.-5 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 1427 Mon & Tues
October 14-15
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 522 Thursday
August 22
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Marple
CRN 2293 Wednesday
November 20
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Marple
Tableau Visual Analytics Platform
Tableau is the fastest-growing data-visualization tool used in the Business Intelligence Industry. It helps simplify raw data and present it in an easily understandable format. Data analysis is very fast with Tableau. Visualizations created are in the form of dashboards and worksheets.

COM 0634 / Length: 12 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $210; Non-Sponsoring $258
CRN 2331 Tues & Thurs
Octber 8-17
6-9 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 1170 Mon-Fri
November 11-12
9 a.m.-1 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 1920 Mon-Fri
Sept. 30-Oct. 4
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Marple
CRN 294 Saturdays
Oct. 12-Nov. 9
9 a.m.-1 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 1176 Tues & Thurs
November 5-14
6-9 p.m. Marple

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 1751 Mon-Fri
October 7-11
9 a.m.-1 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 1428 Wed-Fri
October 16-18
9 a.m.-1 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 1434 Tuesdays
Oct. 15-Nov. 5
6-9 p.m. Marple
Foundations in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Students will be introduced to mapping, statistical, visualization software, and will learn to influence data sets and display their results spatially. GIS students are provided with an introduction to information technology and spatial analysis, giving them a competitive edge in this growing market. GIS services are used in a many different industries and in public, private and governmental sectors of the economy. Areas that use GIS include health, social and natural sciences, planning, government, engineering, design, communications and business, among others. GIS skills are increasingly in demand by employers and, according to the Department of Labor, the industry has a high annual growth rate of 35 percent.

COM 0633 / Length: 20 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $179; Non-Sponsoring $199

CRN 1919 Wednesdays
Sept. 18-Oct. 30
6-9 p.m. Marple

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

CRN 1755 Mon-Wed
October 21-23
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Marple
CRN 2294 Mon & Wed
November 11-20
6-9 p.m. Marple
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 2296 Mon & Wed
December 9-18
6-9 p.m. Marple

Web Site 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 894 Mon & Wed
September 9-18
6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple
WordPress Intermediate

This class is a continuation to build off the foundations learned in Introduction to WordPress and a great way for a WordPress user to advance their current knowledge.

COM 1635 / Length: 6 Hours
Cost: Sponsoring $105; Non-Sponsoring $140

CRN 2296 Tuesdays
December 3-10
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 1758 Tuesdays
Sept. 24-Oct. 1
6-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 1759 Saturdays
November 2-9
9 a.m.-Noon Marple

Digital Photography

Introduction to Photoshop
Learn this 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 1653 / Length: 8 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $140; Non-Sponsoring $175

CRN 2298 Wednesday
September 11
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Exton
CRN 1437 Saturdays
September 21-28
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Marple

Adobe Illustrator
Learn Adobe Illustrator, the professional app for vector drawing. Master paths - the foundation of all vector art. Start your illustrations with placed images and create with the shape, pen and transform tools. Explore Illustrator’s type and color options to unleash your creativity.

Prerequisite: COM 1653 or equivalent skills
COM 1670 / Length 8 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $140; Non-Sponsoring $175

CRN 2297 Saturdays
November 2-9
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Marple
Photoshop Advanced

Learn advanced techniques of this professional image editing program. Course topics include: masking, advanced use of layers, vector shapes and paths, special effects with text layers and blending modes. Prerequisite: COM 1653 or equivalent skills

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

CRN 2299 Saturdays
October 12-19
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Marple
Lightroom

Learn how professionals and hobbyists use Lightroom to manage 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, and print. Whether 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 hrs
Cost: Sponsoring $140; Non-Sponsoring $175

CRN 2332 Tuesdays
October 1-22
6-8 p.m. Marple