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Personal Computers - CE

PCP 071 – Computers - Getting to Know Them

Learn the basic skills required to operate a computer. Topics include overview, input/output devices, processing data, data storage, Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer. This course is designed for individuals with limited personal computing experience.

Course Objectives:
1. troubleshoot power problems,
2. explain the function of the central processing unit, and
3. describe different types of memory associated with the computer.

PCP 073 – Keyboarding Level 1

This course is designed to enable the student to learn how to focus on learning the basic layout of the keyboard. Topics to be covered include: posture, keyboarding techniques, speed, and accuracy.

Course Objectives:
1. explain the function of the alpha keys on the keyboard,
2. use proper keyboarding techniques to improve speed and accuracy, and
3. explain the function of the symbols on the keyboard.

PCP 105 – Intermediate Web Pages

Take your Web pages to the next level with professional-level HTML skills. Use small, fast-loading images. Add audio and video clips to your Web Pages. Create attractive page layouts with tables. Use forms to get data from users. Add Javascript and third-party tools to enliven your site. Online course offered in partnership with ed2go. For details, go to www.ed2go.com/ccbconline.

Course Objectives:
1. design and develop functional and professional level web pages,
2. gather data from clients using tables and forms, and
3. explain web page color capability.

PCP 107 – Introduction to Networking

Gain an understanding of computer networking basics in terms that are easily understood. A brief introduction to networking history provides context, explaining how networks have becomes so important to businesses and individuals. Emphasis on networking fundamentals, explanation of the software and hardware that makes networking possible. Focus on understanding how and why networks work, rather than focus on memorization of terms or numbers. Online course offered in partnership with ed2go. For details, go to www.ed2go.com/ccbconline.

Course Objectives:
1. configure connections to an Internet service provider,
2. perform basic computer networking tasks, and
3. explain the history of networking concepts.

PCP 109 – ADOBE Photoshop - Basic

Become familiar with one of the most exciting graphics programs ever written. Intended to give even novices the necessary tools to work in the Photoshop environment. Beginning with introductory information about the program, learn to create simple digital paintings, edit photography and correct image exposures.

Course Objectives:
1. optimize the use of colors,
2. create borders around frames to serve as a cutting edge,
3. use photos to create custom background tiles, and
4. create dynamic web sites with an integrated set of web authoring tools.

PCP 116 – Introduction to Access

Gain instruction in the basics of Access. Topics to be covered include database concepts, datasheet view, primary key, design view, queries and reports, Table Wizard, and forms.

Course Objectives:
1. start and exit Access;
2. create, edit, and save database records;
3. use the Table Wizard to create standard tables in Access;
4. demonstrate the ability to modify the appearance of a report in design view;
5. create a report by using a query; and
6. import and export objects.

PCP 118 – Introduction to Excel

Gain the basics of Excel and cover topics including text entry and navigation; window components; creating, saving, printing, and retrieving worksheets; moving and copying; formatting; and formulas.

Course Objectives:
1. start and exit Excel;
2. create, edit, save, and print new documents;
3. create formulas to perform mathematical calculations;
4. use formatting techniques to enhance the appearance of a workbook; and
5. rotate and indent text within a cell.

PCP 128 – Intermediate Excel

Gain an introduction to the basic techniques of Excel and focuses on customizing the Excel spreadsheet to better display data. Topics to be covered include working with large worksheets and multiple worksheets, advanced charting, auditing, and using templates. Online course offered in partnership with ed2go. www.ed2go.com/ccbconline/

Course Objectives:
1. create, edit, save, and print new documents;
2. create formulas to perform mathematical calculations;
3. use formatting techniques to enhance the appearance of the workbook; and
4. display advanced charting techniques.

PCP 139 – Intermediate JAVA 2 Programming

Deepen your understanding of the Java Programming language and start writing programs that are more sophisticated and professional. Online course offered in partnership with ed2go. For details, go to www.ed2go.com/ccbconline.

Course Objectives:
1. explain the difference between an applet and an application;
2. demonstrate the structure and explain the purpose of the Java Syntax; and
3. construct more complicated windows, including menus and popup dialogs.

PCP 140 – NETWORK + CERTIFICATION PREP

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate bus topologies and Ethernet,
2. demonstrate maintaining and troubleshooting techniques, and
3. describe and demonstrate the use of remote connectivity.

PCP 155 – BASIC DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY PT 1

Course Objectives:
1. explain the use of the digital camera versus the traditional film camera;
2. define the different types, brands, and features of the digital camera;
3. develop the ability to achieve perfectly exposed and focused images on the digital camera;
4. demonstrate an understanding of digital media, card readers, and storage devices; and
5. demonstrate an understanding of optical and digital zoom, file formats, size of files, and compression.

PCP 157 – MASTERING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Course Objectives:
1. describe the basics of photographing people, including lens options, lighting, subject management, and related skills;
2. demonstrate the ability to take portraits and group shots with a focus on placement, angles, lighting, and related subjects;
3. demonstrate perfect close-up shots that include angles and lighting, lens options, and special effects;
4. explain how to photograph children and babies, including placement, posing, and solving common lighting problems; and
5. demonstrate digital editing techniques that can improve photos of people.

PCP 158 – Introduction to Oracle

This course is designed to enable the student to learn how to use the Oracle database management system to plan, organize, and manage data. Introduction to Oracle will provide the student with a practical hands-on approach to relational database concepts and Oracle's database management system. Topics to be covered include data definition language statements, data manipulation language statements, Structured Query Language (SQL), Oracle's SQL*plus, and other valuable tools used to develop, manage, and reference an Oracle database.

Course Objectives:
1. comprehend terms and concepts surrounding a relational database,
2. demonstrate the ability to create a database and table basics,
3. demonstrate an understanding of how tables are created and how data is organized,
4. define and manage constraints, and
5. create reports using SQL*Plus.

PCP 160 – Intermediate Networking

Learn real-world applications for the concepts you learned in"Introduction to Networking". You'll gain a full understanding of almost every aspect of networking technology, including hot topics such as virtual private networks, security, and Internet connectivity. Completion of this course and its prerequisite should serve as a springboard for a career in computer networking or training for CCNA certification.

Course Objectives:
1. describe how a packet traverses a network from initial placement onto the wire to crossing Wide Area Network (WAN) links;
2. explain the various types of routing protocols used, differentiate between them, and explain the strengths and weaknesses of each; and
3. demonstrate encryption and how it can be used in public or private networks to secure data and to reliably authenticate users.

PCP 161 – Introduction to Windows XP

This course is designed to enable the student to learn that the new Windows XP interface is frictionless and allows for the computer to be quicker, easier, and more productive. The student will learn to use and customize the new interface, use interactive TV and video, create shortcuts to favorites, maximize the usefulness of the Internet, and use Windows XP as a tool to support the new Microsoft .NET strategy and XML. Topics to be covered include basic concepts of drives and the use and customization of the new interface to work with texts, pictures, photos, sound, music, and DVD's.

Course Objectives:
1. navigate to any disk drive, file or folder on the computer;
2. move, copy, rename delete, and restore files and folders;
3. create and use a home or small business local area network;
4. acquire, modify, and print digital photographs and other pictures; and
5. copy and manage music, create audio CD¿s.

PCP 162 – Creating User Requirement Documents

This course is designed to enable the student to learn to master the requirements management process and document user requirements. Topic to be covered include: requirements development process, functional requirements, and the user requirements specifications.

Course Objectives:
1. gather and document functional requirements;
2. document project issues and put together the user requirements specifications;
3. explain the basic concepts of the requirements development process; and
4. start the requirements development process using the requirements specification template.

PCP 173 – Java Programming for the Absolute Beginner

Learn the technical skills required to add animated presentations, interactive tutorials, computer based simulations, or games to a web site. Topics include Sun's Web language, Java, fundamentals of Web programming with Java, and Java applets. Online course offered in partnership with ed2go. For details, go to www.ed2go.com/ccbconline.

Course Objectives:
1. describe the fundamentals of Java programming;
2. explain the use of download, install, and testing of the Java 2 Software Development Kit; and
3. demonstrate the ability to write Java programs to produce primitive shapes.

PCP 176 – C++ For the Absolute Beginner

Learn the basic technical skills required for C++. Topics include Borland C++ Builder, object-oriented techniques, windows and forms, and programming. Online course offered in partnership with ed2go. For details, go to www.ed2go.com/ccbconline.

Course Objectives:
1. store information in storage bins called variables,
2. add member functions to objects and keep some parts hidden, and
3. analyze a process in a step-by-step manner and translate the process into a computer language.

PCP 178 – Advanced MS Word

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the technical skills required to build time-saving macros, customize toolbars, create shortcut keys, merge form letters and mailing labels, perform queries, templates, and use the style gallery.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of how to create macros and shortcut keys,
2. customize the word toolbars,
3. merge form letters,
4. set up the data source, and
5. create templates.

PCP 184 – INTRO TO VISUAL BASIC .NET

Course Objectives:
1. create a simple Visual Basic .NET-based application based on Windows application template;
2. use forms and controls to create a user interface;
3. create and use variables and arrays; and
4. resolve syntax, run-time, and logic errors by using the debugger and structures exception handling.

PCP 185 – Introduction to Database Development

This course is designed to enable the student to learn to build databases and use database applications. Topics to be covered include the conceptual model, structured query language (SQL), normalization, client organization, and relational databases.

Course Objectives:
1. describe the major types of database systems and their operation,
2. build a conceptual model of a database system,
3. convert a relational model into a Microsoft Access database, and
4. create a database using the SQL language.

PCP 186 – Designing Effective Web Sites

Learn to design effective web sites utilizing user interface design techniques that allow site visitors to navigate with ease. Topics include page layout, navigation, aesthetics, color, typography, readability, graphics, multimedia, interactivity, and animation. Online course offered in partnership with ed2go. For details, go to www.ed2go.com/ccbconline.

Course Objectives:
1. explain how users read on the Web and the characteristics of effective Web writing;
2. demonstrate the use of web graphics and color usage;
3. explain the following concepts; transparency, interlacing, dithering, animated files, tiling, alt tags, and image maps;
4. demonstrate an understanding of user-centered design including navigation aids, design integrity and stability, and graceful degradation; and
5. create dynamic web sites with an integrated set of web authoring tools.

PCP 187 – Introduction to SQL

Learn the key concepts of Structured Query Language (SQL), a universal database programming language. Topics include structure of relational databases, SQL statements, and advanced data manipulation techniques. Online course offered in partnership with ed2go. For details, go to www.ed2go.com/ccbconline.

Course Objectives:
1. define relational database and understand how it relates to Structured Query Language (SQL);
2. demonstrate SQL syntax and how to sort and retrieve data in SQL;
3. demonstrate how to create and implement stored procedures, triggers, and cursors; and
4. demonstrate how to create and implement subqueries.

PCP 188 – INTRODUCTION TO DREAMWEAVER MX

Course Objectives:
1. create a personal webpage or site,
2. create forms,
3. customize Dreamweaver extentions,
4. work with images and text, and
5. create links and tables.

PCP 189 – MNG/MNT/MS/WIN/03/SR/2003/EN

Course Objectives:
1. create and populate organizational units with user and computer accounts;
2. manage user and computer accounts;
3. create and manage groups;
4. manage access to resources;
5. implement and manage printing;
6. implement Group Policy;
7. audit accounts and resources;
8. configure a server to monitor system performance;
9. manage device drivers, hard disks, and data storage; and
10. manage disaster recovery.

PCP 191 – INTRODUCTION TO FLASH MX

Course Objectives:
1. identify the flash framework,
2. apply the tour of flash drawing tools,
3. implement the user¿s groups and symbols, and
4. implement the user¿s masks and motion guides.

PCP 194 – Computer Skills for the Workplace

Learn the fundamental computer competencies needed to succeed in today's workplace and focus on the practical applications for software most common in a technological environment. Topics include practical applications for email, word processors, spreadsheets, databases, using menus, shortcuts, and desktop features. Online course offered in partnership with ed2go. For details, go to www.ed2go.com/ccbconline.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the workplace technology solution;
2. describe windows using menus, shortcuts, and desktop features;
3. implement screen layout, files, and page setup; and
4. implement the clipboard, multi-tasking, and inputs.

PCP 200 – Microsoft Office Computer Applications

Course Objectives:
1. create and save files;
2. demonstrate an understanding of the major components of a computer and storage devices;
3. navigate the Windows operating system, create shortcuts, perform multitasking operations, copy information between programs, and manage files and folders in My Computer and Windows Explorer;
4. create Word documents through the use of Edit and Format features and insert and manipulate graphics;
5. create Excel worksheets through the use of Edit and Format features, create 3D charts, and work with multiple worksheets.

PCP 205 – MICROSOFT WORD CORE LEVEL

Course Objectives:
1. create a document,
2. select and edit text,
3. format characters and paragraphs,
4. set, clear, and adjust tabs,
5. use writing and editing tools,
6. change margins and set printing options,
7. control page and section breaks,
8. add headers and footers,
9. create and edit tables and columns, and
10. insert graphics and charts.

PCP 211 – Introduction to Excel

Learn the basics of the 2000 version of this electronic spreadsheet software program, from data entry through formulas and keying text to the creation of Excel web pages.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the pros and cons of paper spreadsheets and electronic spreadsheets;
2. create a worksheet by keying text, values, and formulas;
3. create formulas with built-in functions;
4. move and copy data by using shortcut menus, drag-and-drop method, and toolbars;
5. change the appearance of worksheet data with various formatting techniques;
6. prepare a document for printing by using the Spell Check feature and print options;
7. create a three-dimensional Excel workbook by creating formulas to link cells on multiple worksheets; and
8. save a workbook as a Web page.

PCP 224 – Using Excel Lists

This course provides instruction in creating and using Excel lists to manipulate data. Topics to be covered include creating and using lists; adding, deleting, and editing records; sorting a list; and searching for records that meet specific criteria.

Course Objectives:
1. create a list;
2. add records to a list, edit, sort and delete list records;
3. search for records that meet certain criteria;
4. use the AutoFilter to extract specified data from the worksheet;
5. hide worksheet columns or rows;
6. search a list using AutoFilter;
7. search for records using the Top 10 feature;
8. display records using custom filters and search operators;
9. display records using Advanced Filters; and
10. use Advanced Filters to find multiple criteria.

PCP 230 – Microcomputer Keyboarding

Learn the touch-typing skills using computer-assisted instruction. Start at the beginning and learn to type without looking at the keys and improve your speed and accuracy.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to use the complete microcomputer system keyboard, monitor, disks, disk drives, and printer;
2. demonstrate proper keyboarding techniques;
3. key straight-copy alphabetic material for three minutes at a minimum of 25 words per minute (wpm) with fewer than four errors;
4. key copy with top-row numbers using proper touch techniques at a minimum of 20 wpm;
5. key copy containing frequently used symbols at a minimum of 20 wpm;
6. key numeric copy using correct touch techniques on the ten-key numeric keypad;
7. use selected microcomputer special function keys;
8. develop keyboarding composition skills; and
9. demonstrate an understanding of computer terminology

PCP 232 – MAKING MOVIES WITH WINDOWS XP

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to create and edit a digital film,
2. describe the elements of story plotting and narrative,
3. add audio and video to digital films, and
4. edit and test a digital film presentation with music, sound effects, and narration.

PCP 233 – Intermediate C# Programming

Learn to write Graphical User Interface applications in the C# programming language. Online course offered in partnership with ed2go. For details, go to www.ed2go.com/ccbconline.

Course Objectives:
1. create and run a simple C# program,
2. demonstrate the ability to use check boxes and radio buttons to get user input, and
3. write a program that will interact with a database.

PCP 234 – Design Projects for Adobe Illustrator CS2

This course is designed to provide the student with intermediate-level training on Adobe Illustrator CS2 software.

Course Objectives:
1. drawing ready-made shapes with shape tools,
2. create straight and curved paths with pen and pencil tools,
3. apply color to an object,
4. apply color gradients to objects and text, and
5. create complex color patterns with gradient meshes.

PCP 235 – CompTia Security Certification Prep

This course is designed to prepare students for the CompTia Security+ certification exam.

Course Objectives:
1. describe the Security+ credential and the basic elements of computer security,
2. demonstrate how to organize an access control system,
3. list at least five different types of security attacks, and
4. describe how Public Key Infrastructure works.

PCP 236 – COMPUTERS FOR EMPLOYMENT

Course Objectives:
1. recognize and use icons and drop down menus in a Windows environment;
2. demonstrate an understanding of the uses of the various drives of the operating system;
3. demonstrate an understanding of the need to set up folders and subfolders;
4. demonstrate the ability to set up folders and subfoders;
5. send, receive, save, and print e-mail messages, use the address book, and attach messages;
6. find information by searching the Web using web browsers and web addresses;
7. key text into a Word document, edit text, and save and print documents; and
8. find the keys on the keyboard and key documents.

PCP 238 – PHOTO EDIT/PAINT SHOP PRO 10.0

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to download images,
2. demonstrate the ability to use image editing tools,
3. create and edit simple images to include retouching old photographs, and
4. plan and create a simple photomontage.

PCP 241 – COMPUTER APPS FOR BUSINESS

Course Objectives:
1. define computer hardware and software;
2. demonstrate the ability to use a mouse;
3. manipulate Windows, menus, and dialog boxes;
4. demonstrate the ability to utilize the Windows Help feature;
5. demonstrate the ¿Shut Down¿ feature of Windows;
6. open, save, print, and close files and applications;
7. demonstrate the use of My Computer and Windows Explorer to manage folders, files, and disks;
8. demonstrate an understanding of the Internet and Web providers, services, browsers, and email; and
9. demonstrate the use of the Internet to locate information.

PCP 243 – INTERMEDIATE PHOTOSHOP CS2

Course Objectives:
1. create, reorder, and save layered images;
2. restore and enhance damaged photos with Photoshop tools;
3. move and create new image layers;
4. create and edit with solid color fill, gradient fill, and pattern fill layers; and
5. transform images by scaling, rotating, and warping.

PCP 245 – Intermediate CSS and XHTML

This course provides instruction on intermediate CSS and XHTML web design techniques. Topics to be covered include: document trees, cascading, CSS style rules, CSS floats, semantic markup, elastic navigation bars, drop-down menus, and accessibility design.

Course Objectives:
1. create intermediate-level style rules using advanced selectors,
2. use CSS floats to style page layout,
3. demonstrate the ability to minimize coding with semantic markup,
4. create fully elastic navigation bars and drop-down menus, and
5. list web design features that increase accessibility for viewers with sensory and motor disabilities.

PCP 246 – Introduction to Microsoft Project

This course is designed to teach students how to utilize Microsoft Project software for planning, implementing, and controlling projects. Topics to be covered include overview of project management, using Gantt charts with project schedules, assigning work and materials resources, managing costs - cost accounting, fixed, variable, relevant, and accrued, project security, monitoring progress - creating baselines, and creating reports with Microsoft Project.

Course Objectives:
1. create project schedules using Gantt charts,
2. assign work and materials resources to project tasks,
3. demonstrate the ability to enter and analyze project costs,
4. set up security and limited access to the project file, and
5. monitor and record project progress against a baseline,

PCP 248 – Introduction to Photoshop CS

Learn to utilize Adobe's Photoshop CS3 software to write, edit and enhance photographic images. Designed for the student, who is in the graphic design field, topics include downloading images; image resolution; pixels; resizing pictures; working with layers, lighting, selection tools and text; backgrounds; and cut-outs; retouching; and correction tools. Online course offered in partnership with ed2go. www.ed2go.com/ccbconline/

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to download images into Photoshop CS,
2. demonstrate the ability to change an images¿ resolution and resize a picture,
3. use layers to superimpose images,
4. demonstrate the ability to adjust brightness and contrast in an image,
5. use selection tools to create text and cut and alter images, and
6. use retouch and correction tools to improve an image¿s quality.

PCP 249 – Introduction to Microsoft Powerpoint

Learn Microsoft PowerPoint in order to develop professional presentations for the workplace. Topics to be covered include basic navigation in PowerPoint; organizing and planning a presentation; creating a master layout; editing and outlining slides; enhancing presentation with video, audio, and movement; and using PowerPoint to illustrate statistical data.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to navigate through all major areas of PowerPoint,
2. demonstrate the ability to organize and plan a presentation,
3. demonstrate the ability to create a master layout,
4. demonstrate the ability to edit and outline a slide.
5. demonstrate the ability to insert video, audio, and movement into a slide, and
6. demonstrate the ability to organize and display statistical data.

PCP 252 – Discover Digital Photography

Learn how to select and operate that digital camera to produce a variety of perfect images and properly store, transfer and print your photos. Bring a digital camera to class. This is a basic course for non SLR camera users.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of how to produce perfectly exposed and focused images on a digital camera,
2. transfer images from the camera to the computer,
3. demonstrate an understanding of the factors involved in selecting a digital camera for the type of pictures to be taken, and
4. demonstrate an understanding of the storage options for pictures taken on a digital camera.

PCP 254 – Intermediate Photoshop CS

Gain intermediate-level training on Photoshop CS. Topics to be covered include manipulating layered images; blend and filtering images; color correction with adjustment layers; creating and changing images with fills, layers, and masks; and creating Smart Objects. Online course offered in partnership with ed2go. www.ed2go.com/ccbconline/

Course Objectives:
1. create, reorder, and save layered images,
2. use blend modes and filtering images to modify images,
3. use adjustment layers for color correction,
4. create layers with masks and fills, and
5. use Smart Objects to place photos into an image.

PCP 255 – Introduction to Dreamweaver CS

Gain introductory-level training on Dreamweaver CS. Topics to be covered include design testing, text input and layout, creating hyperlinks, creating and using Flash objects, working the CSS and frames, and managing and maintaining a website.

Course Objectives:
1. test a webpage design for browser compatibility,
2. demonstrate the ability to input and edit text,
3. create a hyperlink,
4. use Flash to create animated objects
5. use frames and CSS to create a webpage design, and
6. describe techniques to manage and maintain a website.

PCP 257 – Introduction to Computers

Learn about the computer in a non-threatening atmosphere. Topics include e-mail, Internet surfing, word processing and other basic computer concepts. Intended for seniors with little computer knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of basic computer terminology,
2. demonstrate the ability to apply concepts learned in class to one's personal computer, and
3. demonstrate the ability to be more confident and comfortable when using the computer.

PCP 259 – Intermediate Dreamweaver CS

Gain intermediate level instruction on Dreamweaver CS software. Topics to be covered include core Dreamweaver technologies, CSS Syntax, use of templates, design for printers, cell phones, and PDAs, design for persons with disabilities, incorporating media objects and user forms, and using XML and XSL languages with Dreamweaver. Online course offered in partnership with ed2go. www.ed2go.com/ccbconline/

Course Objectives:
1. describe how Dreamweaver works with HTML, XHTML, CSS and JavaScript,
2. discuss CSS syntax and use of CSS Styles panel,
3. demonstrate the ability to control the appearance of the website on printers, cell phones, and PDAs,
4. design accessible pages for persons with disabilities,
5. demonstrate the ability to incorporate media objects and user forms into websites, and
6. use XML and XSL languages to create dynamic Web sites.

PCP 260 – Virtual Assistant Online Business

Learn the information needed to run a virtual assistant business from home. Topics to be covered include word processing, database management, desktop publishing, email service, recruiting customers, and developing and managing client contracts.

Course Objectives:
1. define what a virtual assistant is,
2. list functions and needed skills for a virtual assistant,
3. create a plan to recruit and manage clients, and
4. analyze and set fees for services.

PCP 264 – Introduction to Linux

This course introduces the student to the basics of Linux, a secure operating system, based on open standards. Topics to be covered include Linux basic terminology, and hardware configuration.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to install Linux,
2. demonstrate the ability to explore Linux,
3. use the Control Center, and mount the floppy drive,
4. manage Linux Windows,
5. demonstrate the ability to access and use the Internet, and
6. demonstrate the ability to import and export documents.

PCP 266 – Introduction to InDesign

Experience training on how to use InDesign software to create business documents. Topics include software tools, page design, managing graphics, using color, and printing techniques and resources.

Course Objectives:
1. use basic InDesign functions to create and manipulate a document,
2. describe principles of good page layout and design,
3. insert, manipulate and edit graphics, and
4. explain when to print in house and when to send to a professional printer.

PCP 267 – Introduction to Ruby Programming

Gain instruction on developing blogs using Ruby programming. Topics include Ruby programming language, data management, object-oriented code, scaffolding code, search form creation, and testing methods. Online course offered in partnership with ed2go. For details, go to www.ed2go.com/ccbconline.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the Ruby programming language,
2. use Ruby to manage different of types of data in programs,
3. write object-oriented code in Ruby programming language,
4. demonstrate the ability to customize appearance through use of scaffolding codes,
5. create a search form, and
6. describe testing methods.

PCP 268 – Podcasting for the Classroom

This course provides instruction for instructors on how to create and use podcasts to supplement instruction. Topics include types of podcasts, software options, designing and creating podcasts, and publishing a podcast.

Course Objectives:
1. differentiate different types of podcasts,
2. describe different software options for podcasting,
3. design and create a podcast, and
4. demonstrate the ability to publish a podcast to the Internet

PCP 269 – Introduction to Visual Basic

This course provides instruction on creating applications using Visual Basic. Topics include principles of object-oriented and event-driven programming, variables, control structures, loops, and control libraries.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of event procedures and how to write code for them,
2. demonstrate the use of assignment and arithmetic operators,
3. list different data types and how to create and use variables and constants, and
4. describe how to access information in files.

PCP 271 – Introduction to Illustrator CS

Learn Illustrator CS software for the professional designer. Topics include object creation and manipulation, use of software tools, and use of layers in design.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to create and manipulate shapes to create an image;
2. demonstrate the ability to create color schemes and apply color to an object;
3. use various software tools to create text, lines, and shapes;
4. utilize gradients and blending to alter digital images; and
5. employ layers to group, rearrange, and style objects.

PCP 274 – Intermediate Visual Basic

This course is designed to enable the student to learn an intermediate level of Visual Basic programming techniques. Topics include custom menus and toolbars, multiple form applications, data-bound controls, structured query language, and database schema.

Course Objectives:
1. create custom menus and toolbars,
2. create dialog and modeless forms,
3. create a multiple document interface application,
4. use SQL (structured query language) to communicate with databases, and
5. analyze a database schema.

PCP 275 – Introduction to Python Programming

Learn the fundamentals of computer programming in Python. Topics include basic decisions and loops, advanced data structures, object-oriented programming, and graphical user interfaces. Online course offered in partnership with ed2go. For details, go to www.ed2go.com/ccbconline.

Course Objectives:
1. use basic decision structure to create both simple and complex conditions,
2. write by and for loops,
3. write modular programs by creating functions,
4. use object-oriented programming to create objects, and
5. create a graphical user interface in Python.

PCP 276 – GUIDING KIDS ON THE INTERNET

This course is designed to enable the student, who is a teacher, parent, or leader, to learn how to supervise and direct internet activities for children. Topics to be covered include searching safely, resources for young people, networking, and internet etiquette.

Course Objectives:
1. define basic internet vocabulary,
2. discuss potential internet risks and privacy issues,
3. describe what makes an effective internet search,
4. use social networking to communicate and collaborate, and
5. create a simple website.

PCP 277 – Creating a Classroom Website

This course is designed to enable the student, who is a teacher or parent, to learn how to create websites from classroom use. Topics to be covered include planning a website, using HTML, formatting a web page, adding images and animation, adding links, creating a blog, and publishing to the web.

Course Objectives:
1. plan the structure and content for a classroom website;
2. use HTML to create and format documents;
3. demonstrate the ability to add images, animation, and links to a web page;
4. create a blog; and
5. demonstrate the ability to publish a website to the web.

PCP 278 – Introduction to Microsoft Project

Explore how to utilize Microsoft Project software for planning, implementing, and controlling projects. Topics to be covered include overview of project management; using Gantt charts with project schedules; assigning work and materials resources; managing costs; cost accounting, fixed, variable, relevant, and accrued; project security; monitoring progress; creating baselines; and creating reports with Microsoft Project.

Course Objectives:
1. create project schedules using Gantt charts,
2. assign work and materials resources to project tasks,
3. demonstrate the ability to enter and analyze project costs,
4. set up security and limited access to the project file, and
5. monitor and record project progress against a baseline.

PCP 279 – INTRO/MS/OFFICE/ACCOUNTING/PRO

This course is designed to enable the student to learn how to utilize Microsoft Office Accounting Professional for small-business accounting. Topics to be covered include chart of accounts, billing customers, paying bills, managing inventory, handling payroll, and report creation.

Course Objectives:
1. create a chart of accounts,
2. create customer invoices,
3. use Accounting Professional to track and pay bills,
4. set up inventory records, and
5. write and customize reports based on Accounting Professional data.

PCP 280 – Creating Web Graphics with Photoshop

This course provides instruction on using Photoshop software to create graphics for web use. Topics to be covered include differences in using Photoshop for the web versus print-based media, issues involving use of color on websites, optimizing images for the web, designing navigation buttons, and creating animations and rollovers.

Course Objectives:
1. describe the differences between web and print-based media,
2. list issues involved with the use of color on websites,
3. discuss methods for optimizing images on the web,
4. design navigation buttons, and
5. create animated and rollover website elements.

PCP 281 – Introduction to Building Information Modeling with Revit

Learn about this revolutionary new trend in architecture, construction, engineering, and facilities management that saves money and time, and enhances communication among construction stakeholders including the end users of the building. Lectures and hands-on computer lab work will help you with identifying benefits; integrating project stages; and managing files, drawings, and projects within a BIM-structured architectural office.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to begin a project within the Building Information Modeling framework,
2. use the Revit program to set up the construction drawings and associated data bases,
3. write a management plan for the project development,
4. prepare renderings for client communication and review, and
5. demonstrate the ability to offer design options, also illustrated for communication and review.

PCP 282 – Introduction to Adobe Acrobat

Gain an introduction to the basic functions as they apply to the modification and customization of work documents.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to revise text in Adobe Acrobat documents using various program modification functions,
2. arrange images and content from multiple files into a single Acrobat file,
3. select backgrounds and bookmarks that unify documents and enhance user-navigation, and
4. manage the document review process by capturing multi-employee feedback data for later modification.

PCP 283 – What's New in Microsoft Office

This course provides Microsoft Office users with an understanding of the most recently updated program features for improved overall usage in the workplace.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to edit a flyer in Microsoft Word using the updated "QuickStyles" automatic formatting feature,
2. revise a budget in Microsoft Excel using new customization tools,
3. apply new text and graphic features in a Microsoft Power Point presentation, improving its appearance, and
4. design a quality Microsoft Access inventory database with enhanced form and report capabilities.

PCP 284 – My PC: Getting Started with Windows 7

This course is designed to enable the student to learn how to interact with PCs in new and dramatic ways. Topics to be covered include a unique approach to the Windows 7 operating system; desktop needs; file and file folders; desktop tools and gadgets; photo editing; and slide shows.

Course Objectives:
1. learn new ways to interact with PCs,
2. identify better ways to stay in touch with others,
3. demonstrate the ability to understand digital photo editing for beginners, and
4. create photo slideshows.

PCP 285 – Introduction to Windows 7

Gain the skills necessary to navigate and use the Windows 7 operating system efficiently and confidently. Topics include: maximize new features; customize the desktop; store, locate and search for files; new tools and programs; preventative maintenance.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to navigate and use Windows 7,
2. demonstrate the ability to maximize new features,
3. demonstrate the ability to customize the desktop, and
4. discuss the new tools and programs.

PCP 286 – Intermediate Microsoft Word

Enhance your basic skills with word documents using styles and AutoText, headers and footers, graphics, templates, and printing options. Online course offered in partnership with ed2go. www.ed2go.com/ccbconline/

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to create, edit, save, and print new work documents, including letters, reports, and tables;
2. describe the function of the AutoText feature; and
3. demonstrate the ability to create headers and footers for multi-page work documents.

PCP 287 – Introduction to Flash CS

Outline the various applications of Flash software. Topics include creating animations, photo management, video integration, and presentation uploading. Online course offered in partnership with ed2go. For details, go to www.ed2go.com/ccbconline.

Course Objectives:
1. create interactive animations,
2. manage photos online,
3. process video integration into web sites and other online applications, and
4. utilize Flash for integrating videos.

PCP 288 – Entry Level Computer Applications and Keyboarding for Business

This intensive hands-on course teaches the fundamentals of operating a microcomputer. It is designed to introduce keyboarding typing skills as well as the Windows operating system and Microsoft Office's Word and Excel.

Course Objectives:
1. develop the skills for speed and accuracy in touch typing, and create and save files;
2. demonstrate an understanding of the major components of a computer; and
3. demonstrate the ability to navigate in the Windows Operating system, manage files and folders, create Word documents using edit and format features and create Excel spreadsheets.

PCP 289 – Introduction to Computers

This course is designed to enable the student with little computer knowledge to gain hands-on experience with computers in a non-threatening atmosphere. Topics to be covered include e-mail, Internet surfing, word processing, and other basic computer concepts.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of basic computer terminology,
2. demonstrate how to prepare and send an e-mail message, and
3. apply other concepts learned in class to computers.

PCP 290 – More Computer Applications

This course is designed to enable the beginning computer user to gain more Internet experience. Topics to be covered include the basics of the Internet Explorer; the advanced features of the World Wide Web; the limitless information and services that the Internet can provide; the use of e-mail using webmail; and downloading, editing, and e-mailing photos from a camera.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate knowledge of the Internet and webmail at an intermediate level; and
2. explain, in an introductory way, digital photo handling and editing.

PCP 291 – Introduction to Microsoft Expression Web

This course is designed to enable the student, who is a web designer, to learn to create websites in their entirety and to update existing sites using the improved Microsoft Expression Web program. Topics to be covered include design of professional websites using Microsoft Expression Web templates, creation of external style sheets for addition to the web design toolbox, illustration of webpage-building using databases and ASP.NET functions, and listing successful search engine optimization techniques.

Course Objectives:
1. design professional websites using Microsoft Expression Web templates,
2. create external style sheets for addition to the web design toolbox,
3. demonstrate the ability to illustrate webpage-building using databases and ASP.NET functions, and
4. list successful search engine optimization techniques.

PCP 292 – Easy Video Editing Using Windows Movie Maker

The Windows Movie Maker program makes editing digital home movies amazingly easy and fun. Create home movie masterpieces on your computer as you already have the program to do it. Windows Movie Maker provides the means to create and edit by adding narration, music, transitions, effects, and sharing your movies with family and friends.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to capture video;
2. demonstrate the ability to import a movie clip and photos;
3. demonstrate the ability to build a storyboard;
4. demonstrate the ability to edit and trim clips;
5. demonstrate the ability to add audio, transitions, effects, and titles or credits; and
6. demonstrate the ability to save and share home movies.

PCP 293 – Introduction to Ajax Programming

Learn about website presentation and usability improvements. Topics include composition of Ajax technology, development of web applications similar to desktop applications, creation of time-saving Ajax applications, and concentration on JavaScript as it relates to Ajax. Online course offered in partnership with ed2go. For details, go to www.ed2go.com/ccbconline.

Course Objectives:
1. explain the composition of Ajax Programming technology;
2. develop web applications that respond similarly to desktop applications;
3. create Ajax applications that provide faster and improved functionality for websites; and
4. utilize JavaScript Programming and language to assist with Ajax Programming implementation.

PCP 294 – Photoshop Elements for the Digital Photographer II

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about basic skills of the Photoshop Elements software. Topics to be covered include application of features for both photo restoration and photo-coloring, creation of high-impact collages with both images and text, editing photos suitable for slide shows, Flipbooks, and collages, and determination of appropriate uses of RAW images.

Course Objectives:
1. apply features for both restoring and adding color to photographs,
2. create high-impact collages to include images and text,
3. edit photos to be suitable for slide shows, Flipbooks, and collages, and
4. determine appropriate uses of RAW images in various works of art.

PCP 295 – Web 2.0: Blogs, Wikis, and Podcasts

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about the skills needed in the creation, management, and promotion of professional-level blogs, wikis, and audio and video podcasts for a company or organization.Topics to be covered include development of a plan for content, setup, and long-term maintenance of a professional blog, implementation of wikis to facilitate work-related group collaboration, recording a professional-sounding audio podcast with a simple recording tool in preparation for online posting, and creating a unique, occupationally-specific video podcast, while learning to edit and apply special effects to the video file.

Course Objectives:
1. develop a plan for content, setup, and long-term maintenance of a professional blog, utilizing free blogging software to execute that plan;
2. implement the use of wikis to facilitate work-related group collaboration, additionally practicing wiki editing techniques, and creating an experimental wiki;
3. record a professional-sounding audio podcast with a simple recording tool, also editing the file with another software program in preparation for online posting;
4. create a unique, occupationally-specific video podcast, while learning to edit and apply special effects to the video file, for ultimate online publication.

PCP 296 – Access 2010 Introduction

Learn the basic functions and features of Access 2010. Gain an introduction to database concepts, the Access environment, and the Help systems, and then learn how to design and create databases and create queries, forms, and reports. Prerequisite: Windows Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of basic database concepts and explore the Access 2010 environment;
2. demonstrate the ability to design a simple database;
3. demonstrate the ability to manage the data in a table;
4. demonstrate the ability to query a database using different methods;
5. demonstrate the ability to design forms; and
6. demonstrate the ability to prepare reports.

PCP 298 – Excel 2010 Introduction

Learn the basic functions and features of Excel 2010. Students are introduced to spreadsheet terminology, the Excel 2010 environment, and the Help system. Then learn how to create, edit, format, and print basic Excel 2010 worksheets. Prerequisite: Windows Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to explore the Excel 2010 environment,
2. demonstrate the ability to create and save a worksheet,
3. demonstrate the ability to modify a worksheet,
4. demonstrate the ability to perform calculations,
5. demonstrate the ability to format a worksheet,
6. demonstrate the ability to develop a workbook, and
7. demonstrate the ability to print workbook contents.

PCP 299 – PowerPoint 2010 Introduction

Learn the basic functions and features of PowerPoint 2010 to create, save, and rearrange presentations. Format text, use drawing objects, work with graphics, and insert tables and charts then learn to use templates and themes, slide masters, and transition effects. Finally, learn to proof, run, and print presentations. Prerequisite: Windows Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to explore the PowerPoint 2010 environment;
2. demonstrate the ability to create a presentation and add text and themes;
3. demonstrate the ability to format text on slides;
4. demonstrate the ability to add graphical objects to a presentation;
5. demonstrate the ability to add tables to a presentation;
6. demonstrate the ability to add charts to a presentation; and
7. demonstrate the ability to prepare to deliver a presentation.

PCP 300 – Word 2010 Introduction

Learn the basic functions and features of Word 2010. Students will enter and edit text, create and save documents, and learn how to enhance the appearance of a document by using various formatting options. They will also create tables, insert headers and footers, proof and print documents, and insert graphics. Prerequisite: Windows Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to explore the various components of the Word 2010 environment,
2. create and edit a document,
3. demonstrate the ability to modify text,
4. construct text and paragraphs,
5. apply tables and graphic elements to a document,
6. edit documents to make them more accurate, and
7. demonstrate the ability to control a document's page setup and its overall appearance.

PCP 301 – Excel 2010 Intermediate

Learn how to use multiple worksheets and workbooks efficiently, and start working with more advanced formatting options including styles, themes, backgrounds, outlines and subtotals, cell names, and tables. Save workbooks as Web pages, insert and edit hyperlinks, and learn to share workbooks by email. Also covered is advanced charting techniques, worksheet auditing and protection, file sharing and merging, and workbook templates. Prerequisite: Excel 2010 Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. use multiple worksheets and manage workbooks;
2. work with advanced formatting options including styles, themes, backgrounds, outlines, and subtotals;
3. create, use, and manage cell and range names;
4. demonstrate the ability to sort and filter lists;
5. work with Web and internet features;
6. demonstrate the ability to format and combine charts;
7. use auditing features; and
8. work with templates.

PCP 302 – Word 2010 Advanced

This course is designed to enable the student to learn how to use advanced functions of Word 2010. Students will learn to use mail merges; create and use forms; and create master documents that include a table of contents, a table of figures, footnotes, endnotes, an index, bookmarks, cross-references, and Web frames. Topics to be covered include using mail merge, objects and backgrounds, working with forms, using macros, customizing Word, long documents, and XML features.

Course Objectives:
1. perform mail merges;
2. demonstrate the ability to insert and modify objects and customize appearance of a document;
3. create and use forms;
4. record, run, and modify macros;
5. demonstrate the ability to customize the ribbon and Quick Access toolbar;
6. apply table of contents, indexes, bibliographies, bookmarks and other references; and
7. use XML documents.

PCP 303 – Word 2010 Intermediate

This course is designed to enable the student to learn how to use Word 2010. Students will learn how to work with styles, sections, and columns and use the navigation pane to work with outlines. Topics to be covered include styles and outlines, sections and columns, formatting tables, printing labels and envelopes, templates and building blocks, graphics, managing document revisions, and web features.

Course Objectives:
1. create and modify styles,
2. construct a document outline,
3. work with sections and columns,
4. demonstrate the ability to format and modify tables,
5. demonstrate the ability to print labels and envelopes,
6. work with templates and use Building Blocks Organizer,
7. create and modify graphic elements,
8. track changes in a document, and
9. work with web features.

PCP 304 – Access 2010 Advanced

This course is designed to enable the student to learn to use advanced features of Access 2010. Students will learn how to query with SQL; create crosstab, parameter, and action queries; create macros; import, export, and link database objects; interact with XML documents; create hyperlink fields; optimize, split, and backup databases; password protect and encrypt databases; and set Access options and properties. Topics to be covered include querying with SQL; advanced queries; macros; advanced macros; importing, exporting, and linking; and database management.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to query with SQL;
2. create crosstab, parameter, and action queries;
3. create, run, and modify macros;
4. demonstrate the ability to import, export, and link objects;
5. create hyperlinks; and
6. perform database management.

PCP 305 – PowerPoint 2010 Advanced

This course is designed to enable the student to learn to customize PowerPoint 2010 by modifying the ribbon and changing application settings, applying themes and templates, and working with SmartArt graphics and tables. Topics to be covered include customizing PowerPoint, using graphics and multimedia, customizing SmartArt graphics and tables, actions buttons, custom slide shows, equations, distributing presentations, and integrating Microsoft Office files.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to customize the PowerPoint environment;
2. demonstrate the ability to modify images and add and edit multimedia;
3. demonstrate the ability to format SmartArt graphics;
4. apply interactive elements and create customized slide shows;
5. review, finalize, and share presentations; and
6. demonstrate the ability to integrate PowerPoint with Word and Excel.

PCP 306 – Excel 2010 Advanced

This course is designed to enable the student to learn advanced features of Excel 2010. Students will learn advanced formulas, lookup functions, data validation and database functions, PivotTables and PivotCharts, importing and exporting data, and how to query external databases. Topics to be covered include advanced functions, lookups and data tables, advanced data management, PivotTables and PivotCharts, exporting and importing, analytical tools, macros and custom functions, conditional formatting, and SmartArt graphics.

Course Objectives:
1. use logical, math, statistical, and financial functions;
2. create lookups and data tables;
3. demonstrate the ability to validate cell data;
4. utilize PivotCharts and PivotTables;
5. import and export data;
6. use analytical features of Excel such as Goal Seek and Solver;
7. demonstrate the ability to run and record macros; and
8. use conditional formatting and SmartArt.

PCP 307 – Access 2010 Intermediate

This course is designed to enable the student to learn to use additional features of Access 2010. Students will learn how to normalize data, manage table relationships, and enforce referential integrity; work with lookup fields and subdatasheets; create join queries, calculate fields, and summary values; add objects to forms and create advanced form types; print reports and labels; create and modify charts; and use PivotTables and PivotCharts. Topics to be covered include relational databases, related tables, complex queries, advanced form design, reports and printing, charts, and PivotTables and PivotCharts.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to normalize data,
2. use lookup fields and subdatasheets,
3. utilize complex queries,
4. apply objects to forms,
5. print reports and labels,
6. create and modify charts, and
7. use PivotTables and PivotCharts.

PCP 308 – Flash CS5 Introduction

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the basics of Flash CS5 and to begin creating Flash applications. Topics to be covered include the Flash CS5 interface, basic objects, using the Timeline, formatting objects, Timeline animation and interactive buttons, and publishing the application.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to navigate the Flash CS5 environment;
2. use the Stage and the Library;
3. create and format text and work with basic shapes;
4. create, name, and mange layers;
5. create custom colors and gradients and apply filters;
6. create frame by frame, motion tween, and movie clip animations; and
7. create content that¿s accessible to screen readers and optimize and test a Flash application.

PCP 309 – Flash CS5 Advanced

This course is designed to enable the student to learn techniques for creating more complex Flash applications. Students will create and edit vector paths and mask layers. Topics to be covered include vector illustration, advanced animation techniques, ActionScript animation, interactive techniques, video, and managing a Flash project.

Course Objectives:
1. create and edit vector paths and mask layers;
2. use advanced animation techniques such as inverse kinematics, shape and motion tweens, and animated masks;
3. demonstrate the ability to adjust movie clip properties with ActionScript 3.0;
4. use ActionScript 3.0 to add audio, create hyperlinks, and load dynamic content;
5. use Adobe Media Encoder to convert digital video content; and
6. discuss issues related to image use and copyright.

PCP 310 – Dreamweaver CS5 Introduction

This course is designed to enable the student to learn how to use Dreamweaver; how to plan and define a Web site; create pages and format text; define structural elements; create and apply CSS style rules; insert and modify tables, images, and links; test and manage Web site files; and publish a site. Topics to be covered include Dreamweaver CS5 interface, web sites and pages, structure and style, tables, links, image formats and attributes, and publishing.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the components of the Dreamweaver CS5 workspace and create a custom workspace,
2. plan and design a Web site and create basic web pages,
3. create and modify lists and create CSS style sheets and apply styles to text,
4. create and format tables,
5. create links and image maps,
6. use image formats and attributes, and
7. demonstrate the ability to publish a Web site.

PCP 311 – Dreamweaver CS5 Advanced

This course is designed to enable the student to learn how to use the more advanced features of Dreamweaver. The students will learn to design pages with CSS, create and apply templates and server-side includes, and build accessible forms that validate user information. Topics to be covered include designing with CSS; site assets; forms; rollovers, behaviors, and AP Divs; working with XML; and collaboration and accessibility.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the advantages of using CSS, the difference between internal and external style sheets, and the role of inheritance and specificity in style rendering;
2. create and update library items and snippets and create and apply templates;
3. create a form, add a variety of input fields, and apply accessibility features;
4. create rollover images and apply behaviors to page elements;
5. use AP elements;
6. use XML; and
7. demonstrate the ability to collaborate on files, validate site code and fix errors.

PCP 312 – InDesign CS5 Introduction

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the fundamental concepts, terminology, and basic features of Adobe InDesign CS5. Topics to be covered include the InDesign CS5 environment, basic documents, guides and master pages, typesetting, modifying items, and finalizing documents.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to navigate the InDesign CS5 environment and set preferences and defaults;
2. create a basic document with text and graphics;
3. arrange elements precisely using guides and control panel;
4. utilize threaded text frames, paragraph formatting, and paragraph and character styles;
5. arrange text and graphics, group items, and create layers; and
6. demonstrate the ability to print documents and export documents to PDF.

PCP 313 – InDesign CS5 Advanced

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about the advanced features of InDesign CS5. The student will learn to create complex document structures, create tint and gradient swatches, and use object libraries and snippets to work more efficiently. Topics to be covered include efficient layout, vector paths, typography, graphics, tables, text editing, and long documents.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to setup multiple page spreads, create tint and gradient swatches and use object libraries and snippets;
2. create and edit vector paths and clipping paths;
3. demonstrate the ability to modify the arrangement and appearance of text including styles, hyphenation, justification, and horizontal spacing;
4. demonstrate the ability to modify graphics using layer comps, effects, and object styles;
5. create, modify, and format tables;
6. edit text with the Story Editor; and
7. create sections, tables of contents, cross-references, indexes and footnotes.

PCP 314 – Photoshop CS5 Introduction

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the components of the Photoshop environment, the differences between raster and vector graphics, and how to use Adobe Bridge. Topics to be covered include the Photoshop CS5 environment, working with image selections, working with layers, adjusting images, retouching images, resizing images, and preparing finished images.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to navigate the Photoshop CS5 environment and Adobe Bridge;
2. identify the attributes of raster and vector graphics;
3. use several selection tools to select images and modify and manipulate selections;
4. create and modify layers and use layer effects;
5. adjust image attributes;
6. demonstrate the ability to retouch, repair, and resize images;
7. demonstrate the ability to save images for Web use or print use and add metadata and keywords; and
8. demonstrate the ability to import images using Photo Downloader.

PCP 315 – Photoshop CS5 Advanced

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the components of the Photoshop environment, the differences between raster and vector graphics, and how to use Adobe Bridge. Topics to be covered include the Photoshop CS5 environment, working with image selections, working with layers, adjusting images, retouching images, resizing images, and preparing finished images.

Course Objectives:
1. add colors, patterns and gradients to images;
2. use masks to hide parts of images;
3. create and edit vector paths and convert type to paths;
4. use creative image effects; and
5. demonstrate the ability to automate tasks.

PCP 316 – PowerPoint 2007 Introduction

This course is designed to enable the student to learn how to navigate the PowerPoint environment and create a new presentation. The student will format text on slides to enhance clarity, and add graphical objects, tables, and charts to a presentation. The student will then finalize a presentation to deliver it. Topics to be covered include exploring the PowerPoint environment, creating a presentation, formatting text on slides, adding graphical objects to a presentation, modifying objects, adding tables to a presentation, inserting charts in a presentation, and preparing to deliver a presentation.

Course Objectives:
1. explore the PowerPoint environment;
2. create a presentation;
3. apply text and themes to a presentation;
4. apply text on slides;
5. apply graphical objects to a presentation;
6. edit objects on slides;
7. demonstrate the ability to add tables to a presentation;
8. demonstrate the ability to add charts to a presentation; and
9. prepare to deliver a presentation.

PCP 317 – PowerPoint 2007 Advanced

This course is designed to enable the student to learn how to enhance a presentation with features that will transform it into a powerful means of communication. The student will customize the PowerPoint interface to suit his/her requirements and use the new and enhanced features to create dynamic and visually appealing presentations. The student will then finalize a presentation and secure it to authenticate its validity. Topics to be covered include customizing the PowerPoint environment, customizing a design template, adding diagrams to a presentation, adding specific effects to a presentation, customizing a slide show presentation, collaborating on a presentation, and finalizing a presentation.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to customize the PowerPoint environment;
2. use a design template;
3. apply diagrams to a presentation;
4. apply special effects to a PowerPoint presentation;
5. use the various options to customize slide shows;
6. use PowerPoint to publish slides to a slide library and secure a presentation; and
7. complete a presentation.

PCP 318 – Intermediate SQL

Learn about the professional use of the industry standard database programming language, Structured Query Language (SQL). Topics to be covered include writing queries that perform advanced searches and sorts on data; performance of advanced techniques for updating various types of data stored in tables; usage of advanced insertion techniques to add data to tables and how to create, query, and modify temporary tables; and implementation of date and time functions to insert and extract portions of a date. Online course offered in partnership with ed2go. For details, go to www.ed2go.com/ccbconline.

Course Objectives:
1. write powerful queries that perform advanced searches and sorts on data;
2. perform advanced techniques for updating various types of data stored in tables;
3. use advanced insertion techniques to add data to your tables and learn how to create, query, and modify temporary tables; and
4. implement date and time functions to insert and extract portions of a date.

PCP 319 – Illustrator CS5 Introduction

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the fundamentals of Illustrator CS5, which is used primarily to work with vector-based graphics. Topics to be covered include the Illustrator environment, creating simple illustrations, applying basic color, drawing paths, working with text, layers, working with fills and colors, and adjusting typography.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to navigate the Illustrator CS4 environment;
2. create a simple illustration;
3. apply basic color;
4. demonstrate the ability to embed raster images, draw shapes and paths, and select and edit paths;
5. apply and manipulate text;
6. create, rename, duplicate, and delete layers;
7. work with fills and colors; and
8. adjust typography.

PCP 320 – Illustrator CS5 Advanced

This course is designed to enable the student to learn more advanced techniques with Illustrator CS5 for working with paths, masks, fills, and strokes. Topics to be covered include manipulating paths, enhancing fills and strokes, transforming shapes, effects and graphic styles, converting raster images to vector art, printing illustrations, and web files and graphs.

Course Objectives:
1. manipulate paths,
2. demonstrate the ability to enhance fills and strokes,
3. demonstrate the ability to transform shapes,
4. apply and edit filter, effects, and graphic styles,
5. demonstrate the ability to convert raster images to vector art,
6. set up color management and print illustrations, and
7. work with Web files.

PCP 321 – Intermediate Windows Vista

This course is designed to provide the Information Technology professional with an intermediate skill level of operating the Microsoft Program, Windows Vista. Topics to be covered include designing custom shortcuts to programs, files, folders, and websites most often used, applying techniques for working with different types of data storage devices, including flash drives, CDs, DVDs, and external hard drives, creating custom music CDs and DVDs, playable in any CD player and operable in any TV, respectively, as well as establishing methods of system protection with built-in protection, back-up, and restoration programs.

Course Objectives:
1. design custom shortcuts to programs, files, folders, and websites that are most often used;
2. apply techniques for working with different types of data storage devices, including flash drives, CDs, DVDs, and external hard drives;
3. create custom music CDs and DVDs, playable in any CD player and operable in any TV; and
4. establish methods of system protection with built-in protection, back-up, and restoration programs.

PCP 322 – Photoshop CS for the Digital Photographer

This course allows inexperienced to novice users to increase knowledge of Photoshop for designing improved workplace graphic publications. Topics include revision of flaws in digital images, overall editing of images for visual enhancement, integrating text into images, and image preparation for web usage.

Course Objectives:
1. revise flaws in digital images to improve appearance,
2. edit images for enhanced workplace publications,
3. apply text to digital images, and
4. prepare digital images for usage on the internet and in e-mail.

PCP 323 – Introduction to Home Computing

Gain foundational knowledge to effectively support a home computing environment. Learn to: build a computer from components; install an O/S; perform system upgrades; configure devices; configure a software firewall, virus software, and home routers; create user accounts; create shares accessible by another computer; back-up files. Also learn about DNS, TCP/IP, DHCP, and methods used to maintain a secure, healthy, and efficient computer, as well as security principles for protecting personal data and securing home network systems from unwanted access and breaches.

Course Objectives:
1. assemble a computer from components and install an operating system;
2. perform system upgrades and configure devices;
3. demonstrate the ability to configure a software firewall, virus software, and home routers;
4. create user accounts;
5. create shares accessible by another computer (on the local network), back-up files, and share a printer;
6. discuss domain name system (DNS), TCP/IP, DHCP and methods used to maintain a secure, healthy, and efficient computer;
7. discuss security principles including methodologies to protect personal data; and
8. demonstrate the ability to secure home network systems from unwanted access and breaches.

PCP 324 – Ethical Hacking and Systems Defense

This course combines an ethical hacking methodology with the hands-on application of security tools to better help students secure their systems. Students are introduced to common countermeasures that effectively reduce and/or mitigate attacks. The class is designed to help students prepare for professional careers in the information and communication technology (ICT) field and the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification exam. Prerequisites: familiarity with the core TCP/IP protocols and Windows and Linux command-line interfaces.

Course Objectives:
1. utilize various information security tools given different target systems in different environments,
2. discuss how the tools interrelate in an overall penetration testing process,
3. implement countermeasures for various types of attacks,
4. use a common hacking methodology to carry out a penetration test,
5. analyze how penetration testing and ethical hacking fit into a comprehensive enterprise information security program, and
6. demonstrate ethical behavior appropriate to security-related technologies.

PCP 326 – Fireworks CS5 Introduction

This course is designed to enable the student to learn how to use Fireworks CS5 to design effective, high-quality images for the web. Topics to be covered include customizing the Fireworks environment; creating and modifying vector shapes; duplicating and merging shapes; creating and applying custom colors, gradients, and patterns; importing and modifying bitmaps; inserting and formatting text; and optimizing and exporting graphics for the web.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to navigate the Flash CS4 environment,
2. create and modify vector shapes and auto shapes,
3. demonstrate the ability to resize and trim graphics and work with colors,
4. demonstrate the ability to import and modify bitmap images,
5. demonstrate the ability to work with text, and
6. prepare graphics for the web.

PCP 327 – Fireworks CS5 Advanced

This course is designed to enable the student to learn how to use more advanced features of Fireworks CS5 to design images for the Web. Topics to be covered include complex shapes and paths, layering and blending, effects and image adjustments, interactive graphics, animation, and efficiency boosters.

Course Objectives:
1. create and edit freeform vector drawings,
2. use layers and blending modes,
3. apply and create styles,
4. create and format interactive graphics,
5. create and export animation, and
6. use the find and history panels and utilize automation and keyboard shortcuts to work more efficiently.

PCP 328 – Excel 2010 Pivot Tables

This course is designed to enable the student to learn how to create and work with Excel 2010 PivotTables to increase productivity and produce reports in minutes instead of hours. Topics to be covered include PivotTable fundamentals, creating and customizing a PivotTable, controlling the view of the data, performing calculations, using PivotCharts, analyzing disparate data sources, sharing PivotTables, working with and analyzing online analytical processing (OLAP) data, and enhancing PivotTable reports with macros.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the fundamentals of PivotTables;
2. create and customize a PivotTable;
3. demonstrate the ability to group, sort, and filter, pivot data;
4. perform calculations in a PivotTable;
5. use PivotCharts and other visualizations;
6. analyze disparate data sources with PivotTables;
7. demonstrate the ability to share PivotTables with others;
8. analyze OLAP data; and
9. utilize macros to enhance PivotTables reports.

PCP 329 – Microsoft Office 2010 Introduction

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the basics of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access by doing hands-on projects. Topics to be covered include creating, editing, saving, and printing a document; creating an envelope; creating WordArt and using Clip Art; creating and editing a spreadsheet; using Excel formulas, functions, and charts; creating a PowerPoint presentation; delivering a slide show; creating an Access database; working with tables in Access; and previewing and printing data in Access.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to navigate Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access;
2. create, edit, save, and print a document;
3. create an envelope;
4. create WordArt and use Clip Art;
5. create and edit a spreadsheet;
6. use formulas, functions, and charts in Excel;
7. create and deliver a PowerPoint presentation; and
8. create, preview and print an Access database.

PCP 330 – Photoshop CS for the Digital Photographer II

his course, designed for digital photographers and graphic artists already familiar with Photoshop, provides an overview of skills needed in the operation of advanced digital graphic tools, such as collage-building, detailed editing, and photograph restoration. Topics to be covered include experimentation with a wide range of photograph manipulation techniques, including portrait editing, image distortion, and filters, practice combining both images with layers and layered work with the tabbed windows feature, recognition of methodology and timing in the use of raw images and JPEGs for outstanding prints and projects, and demonstration of the new HDR options and their dynamic results.

Course Objectives:
1. experiment with a wide range of photograph manipulation techniques, including portrait editing, image distortion, and filters;
2. practice combining both images with layers and layered work with the tabbed windows feature;
3. recognize methodology and timing in the use of raw images and JPEGs; and
4. demonstrate the new HDR options and their results.

PCP 331 – Supporting Home and Small Business Networks

This course is designed to enable the student to learn how to implement and maintain a small home/business network using Windows 7 and Windows Home Server. Topics to be covered include client/desktop configuration using Windows 7; networking using Windows 7; and planning, configuring, and maintaining a Windows Home Server network.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to upgrade client computer and network components;
2. plan and configure a small network using Windows Home Server;
3. demonstrate the ability to configure and utilize current popular hardware devices that can be accessed locally and remotely;
4. demonstrate the ability to configure and maintain a secure remote access session;
5. practice proper methodologies for troubleshooting computer and network problems; and
6. plan, build, configure, secure, and maintain a small network.

PCP 333 – Introduction to Programming

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the skills needed for entry into the field of computer programming. Topics to be covered include usage of the Windows programming language "Just BASIC" in the creation of stand-alone applications for professional and personal use, practice adding sound and graphics in the "Just BASIC" programs, examination of subroutines, functions, and debugging, and creating a working computer game application.

Course Objectives:
1. use the Windows programming language ¿Just BASIC¿ in the creation of stand-alone applications for professional and personal use,
2. practice adding sound and graphics in the ¿Just BASIC¿ program,
3. examine subroutines, functions, and debugging, and
4. create a working computer game application.

PCP 334 – Social Networking

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the concept of social networking and provide an overview of the types of social media in use today. Topics to be covered include FaceBook, Twitter, Flickr, DIGG, MySpace, and LinkedIn, and integrating them into everyday life.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of what social networks are and how they are being used,
2. determine of the social media that align most appropriately with one¿s needs,
3. identify four key benefits to using social media in one's life, and
4. create accounts and use social networking safely.

PCP 335 – Using your PC for Photo and Video Editing

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the many features of digital photo and video editing using Windows Live Photo Gallery and Movie Maker. Topics to be covered include organizing, editing, and sharing digital photos and videos; how to prepare and send them by e-mail; burning to a DVD; and the features and functions of free Google photo editing software.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss ways of sharing photos with others,
2. discuss how to import videos and photos from a digital video camera, and
3. demonstrate an understanding of the features and functions of free Google photo editing software.

PCP 336 – Introduction to Microsoft Office Suite of Programs

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about the features of the programs included in Microsoft Office and learn their basic uses. Topics to be covered include the basics of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook; menus and toolbars; and creating a simple presentation and slideshow using PowerPoint.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the features of these programs,
2. demonstrate the ability to navigate the menus and toolbars, and
3. identify the many features and capabilities of the Outlook e-mail client.

PCP 337 – Introduction to Windows 7

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the skills needed in mastering basic usage of Microsoft Windows 7. Topics to be covered include review of common Windows terms and skills, application of Windows 7 features for usage and style personalization of the PC screen, practice of Web search techniques using the Windows 7 Internet Explorer browser, and management of files utilizing the Windows 7 save and organization functions.

Course Objectives:
1. recall common Windows terms and skills,
2. apply Windows 7 features that allow for easy usage and style personalization of the PC screen,
3. practice Web search techniques using the Windows 7 Internet Explorer browser, and
4. manage files utilizing the Windows 7 save and organization functions.

PCP 338 – Facebook for Business

Gain an overview of skills needed to increase business and expand the marketing scope through advanced Facebook usage. Topics include designing a customized Facebook page as a marketing platform, assessment of top sources for page content to increase engagement and grow fan base, discussion of critical social media policies for understanding Facebook's regulation of business/organization pages, and review of best practices for using events, contests, badges, email, and like buttons features to bring Facebook messages to a wider web audience. Designed for business and organization leaders already using Facebook.

PCP 339 – YouTube for Business

Designed for business and organization leaders already familiar with YouTube. Obtain the skills needed in using video as a marketing tool to reach and serve more people. Topics include researching how to use YouTube search features and other elements from a consumer perspective, creation of a customized YouTube channel with optimized features for a business/organization, identification of the importance of having friends and subscribers and communicating with them, and establishing a business/organization video appearance in related searches.

Course Objectives:
1. research how to use YouTube search features and other elements from a consumer¿s perspective,
2. create a customized YouTube Channel with optimized features for a business or organization,
3. identify the importance of having friends and subscribers and communicating with a business or organization, and
4. establish a business or organization video appearance in related searches.

PCP 340 – Computers: Getting to Know Them Part 2

Expand the basic skills learned in Part 1. Learn about input/output devices, managing and storing data and working with software applications. Topics include: introduction to Microsoft Word (word processor); purpose of the various "buttons" and "drop-down" lists on the toolbar; using Word for producing letters & memos; producing and merging attachments for use in email.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the use of commands and computer techniques to operate a computer;
2. demonstrate the use of word processing programs, spreadsheets, and databases; and
3. integrate work processing, spreadsheet, and database software.

PCP 341 – Introduction to Crystal Reports

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the skills needed in producing professional, attractive, and reader-friendly reports for any audience with the use of the Crystal Reports software. Topics to be covered include construction of clear, easy-to-understand documents transformed from database or accounting information; practicing report functions, such as extracting, sorting, and grouping data; reinforcement of report-building and material-formatting for creating polished and professional-looking reports; and development of both quick report handouts, as well as more elaborate reports for business or professional meetings.

Course Objectives:
1. construct clear, easy-to-understand documents transformed from database or accounting information;
2. demonstrate report functions, such as extracting, sorting, and grouping data;
3. demonstrate report-building and material-formatting for creating polished and professional-looking reports; and
4. develop both quick report handouts, as well as more elaborate reports for business or professional meetings.

PCP 349 – Introduction to Windows 7

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the skills necessary to navigate and use the Windows 7 operating system efficiently and confidently. Topics to be covered include maximizing new features; customizing the desktop; storing, locating and searching for files; new tools and programs; and preventative maintenance.

Course Objectives:
1. navigate and use Windows 7,
2. maximize new features,
3. customize the desktop, and
4. demonstrate an understanding of new tools and programs.

PCP 350 – Photoshop CS4: Introduction

Navigate the Photoshop CS4 environment. Explore various methods of selecting image areas and modify and manipulate those selections. In addition, learn how to work with text, layers, and layer effects; adjust, retouch, and resize images; and prepare images for printing and the Web. Taught on a PC. Prerequisite: Windows Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the attributes of raster and vector graphics,
2. develop the ability to navigate the Photoshop CS4 environment and Adobe Bridge,
3. use several selection tools to select images and modify and manipulate selections,
4. create and modify layers and use layer effects,
5. develop the ability to adjust image attributes,
6. describe how to retouch and repair images,
7. develop the ability to resize images,
8. demonstrate how to save images for Web use or print use and add metadata and keywords, and
9. identify how to import images using Photo Downloader.

PCP 351 – PHOTOSHOP CS4: COLOR PRINTING

Create professional-looking images for high-end business printers and commercial print shops. Learn how to optimize color management for print. Explore various techniques for adjusting the quality of an image and making color adjustments. Taught on a PC. Prerequisite: Photoshop CS4 Advanced or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. develop the ability to calibrate and profile a monitor for proper color,
2. use various photographic techniques to improve color,
3. arrange RGB images,
4. arrange CYMK images, and
5. develop the ability to convert images to grayscale.

PCP 352 – PHOTOSHOP CS4: WEB DESIGN

Learn to optimize images for the Web, balancing quality and file size. Explore techniques for slicing an image and exporting the slices. Ensure your designs work as intended on mobile devices. Create Web photo galleries and simple animations. Taught on a PC. Prerequisite: Photoshop CS4 Advanced or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. develop the ability to optimize images for Web use;
2. create, edit, and optimize image slices;
3. use Web and Device features;
4. develop the ability to automate Web tasks; and
5. use the Animation and Layers palettes to create animations.

PCP 353 – Photoshop CS4: Advanced

Enhance images using color fills, gradients, patterns, overlays, and masks. Also, create and edit paths and convert type to paths. In addition, apply creative image effects and automate tasks. Taught on a PC. Prerequisite: Photoshop CS4 Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. develop the ability to add colors, patterns and gradients to images;
2. use masks to hide parts of images;
3. create and edit vector paths and convert type to paths;
4. use creative image effects; and
5. develop the ability to automate tasks.

PCP 354 – Dreamweaver CS4 Introduction

Learn how to plan and define a Web site; create pages and format text; define structural elements; create and apply CSS style rules; insert and modify tables, images, and links; test and manage Web site files; and publish a site. Prerequisite: Windows Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the components of the Dreamweaver CS4 workspace and create a custom workspace,
2. plan and design a Web site and create basic web pages,
3. create and modify lists and create CSS style sheets and apply styles to text,
4. create and format tables,
5. create links and image maps,
6. develop the ability to work with image formats and attributes, and
7. develop the ability to publish a Web site.

PCP 355 – Dreamweaver CS4 Advanced

Learn how to design pages with CSS, create and apply templates and server-side includes, and build accessible forms that validate user information. Also, find out how to position elements and apply behaviors, add multimedia files, integrate XML-based data, transform XML with XSLT, and collaborate with other site developers. Prerequisite: Dreamweaver CS4 Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the advantages of using CSS, the difference between internal and external style sheets, and the role of inheritance and specificity in style rendering;
2. create and update library items and snippets and create and apply templates;
3. create a form, add a variety of input fields, and apply accessibility features;
4. create rollover images and apply behaviors to page elements;
5. develop the ability to work with AP elements;
6. demonstrate an understanding of how to add multimedia content to a Web page;
7. demonstrate how to work with XML; and
8. discuss how to collaborate on files and validate the site code and fix errors.

PCP 356 – InDesign CS4 Introduction

Create documents, place text and graphics, and create custom color swatches. Learn to work with master pages and multi-page documents, format text, apply styles, work with threaded text frames, and layers, position and group objects. Print documents, create print presets, and package documents for commercial printing. Taught on a PC. Prerequisite: Windows Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. navigate the InDesign CS4 environment and set preferences and defaults;
2. create a basic document with text and graphics;
3. develop the ability to position elements precisely using guides and Control panel;
4. develop the ability to work with threaded text frames, paragraph formatting, and paragraph and character styles;
5. develop the ability to position text and graphics, group items, and create layers; and
6. develop the ability to print documents and export documents to PDF.

PCP 357 – InDesign CS4 Advanced

Build on the fundamentals taught in InDesign CS4 Introduction. Create complex document structures, tint and gradient swatches, and use object libraries and snippets efficiently. Create vector paths and wrap type on a path. Learn advanced typography and composition techniques. In addition, work with graphics, object styles, tables, special characters, and the Story Editor. Taught on a PC. Prerequisite: InDesign CS4 Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. create and edit vector paths, clipping paths, and wrap text on a path;
2. identify how to modify the arrangement and appearance of text including styles, hyphenation, justification, and horizontal spacing;
3. identify how to modify graphics using layer comps, effects, and object styles;
4. create, modify, and format tables;
5. edit text with the Story Editor; and
6. create sections, tables of contents, cross-references, indexes and footnotes.

PCP 358 – Illustrator CS4 Introduction

Create a simple illustration by creating and manipulating shapes and by drawing and editing paths. Also learn how to apply color, gradients, and transparency and work with text and layers. Taught on a PC. Prerequisite: Windows Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. develop the ability to navigate the Illustrator CS4 environment;
2. create a simple illustration;
3. apply basic color;
4. prepare embed raster images, draw shapes and paths, and select and edit paths;
5. develop the ability to insert and manipulate text;
6. create, rename, duplicate, and delete layers;
7. describe how to work with fills and colors; and
8. describe how to adjust typography.

PCP 359 – ILLUSTRATOR CS4 ADVANCED

Learn more advanced techniques for working with paths, masks, fills, and strokes and how to use transformation tools, envelopes, filters, effects, and graphic styles. Find out how to convert raster images to vector art and manage color settings/separations, and print specifications, work with slices and optimize/export images for the Web. Taught on a PC. Prerequisite: Illustrator CS4 Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. analyze how to manipulate paths;
2. develop the ability to enhance fills and strokes;
3. describe how to transform shapes;
4. apply and edit, filter, effects, and graphic styles;
5. demonstrate an understanding of how to convert raster images to vector art;
6. set up color management and print illustrations; and
7. work with web files.

PCP 360 – ACROBAT 9 Pro Introduction

Learn the fundamental concepts, terminology, and the basic features of Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro. Create and modify PDF documents using headers, footers, watermarks, and backgrounds. Also, insert multimedia content and improve accessibility in a document. Manage security issues by using password encryption and digital signatures, and explore document review techniques. Taught on a PC. Prerequisite: Windows Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. navigate the Acrobat environment,
2. create and modify PDF documents,
3. apply work with bookmarks and links,
4. develop the ability to enhance the accessibility of PDF documents,
5. demonstrate the ability to secure PDF documents, and
6. prepare a PDF document for review.

PCP 361 – ACROBAT 9 PRO ADVANCED

Find out how to produce high-quality PDF documents for press. Learn prepress techniques including color management, proofing/converting colors, color separations, managing inks, trapping, and transparency flattening. Using the Preflight feature to test and convert a document to comply with print provider requirements or ISO 9000 standards such as PDF/X, PDF/A, or PDF/E. Create interactive forms using both the Form Editor as well as LiveCycle Designer ES and then distribute PDF documents and forms. Taught on a PC. Prerequisite: Acrobat 9 Pro Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. develop the ability to produce high-quality PDF documents,
2. discuss and apply color management preferences,
3. identify potential problems that can occur in a print production workflow,
4. create interactive forms, and
5. demonstrate an understanding of how to distribute PDF documents and forms.

PCP 362 – Fireworks CS4 Introduction

Learn how to use Fireworks CS4 to design effective, high-quality images for the Web. Customize the Fireworks environment, create and modify vector shapes; duplicate and merge shapes; create and apply custom colors, gradients, and patterns; import and modify bitmaps; insert and format text; and optimize and export graphics for the Web. Prerequisite: Windows Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. develop the ability to navigate the Flash CS4 environment,
2. create and modify vector shapes and auto shapes,
3. demonstrate an understanding of how to resize and trim graphics and work with colors,
4. develop the ability to import and modify bitmap images,
5. cite how to work with text, and
6. prepare graphics for the Web.

PCP 363 – FIREWORKS CS4 ADVANCED

Learn to design images for the Web. Create complex images by drawing shapes and paths, working with layers and masks, and applying effects and image adjustments. Also, develop interactive buttons, rollovers, pop-up menus, image maps, and animation. Prerequisite: Fireworks CS4 Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. create and edit freeform vector drawings,
2. develop the ability to work with layers and blending modes,
3. apply and create styles,
4. create and format interactive graphics,
5. create and export animation, and
6. develop the ability to work more efficiently with the Find and History panels and with using automation and keyboard shortcuts.

PCP 364 – Flash CS4 Introduction

Learn the basics of Flash CS4 and begin creating Flash applications. Create and format text, work with basic shapes, use custom colors, gradients, and filters. Create frame-by-frame, motion tween, and movie clip animations. Prerequisite: Windows Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. develop the ability to navigate the Flash CS4 environment;
2. use the Stage and the Library;
3. create and format text and work with basic shapes;
4. create, name, and manage layers;
5. create custom colors and gradients and apply filters;
6. create frame by frame, motion tween, and movie clip animations; and
7. create content that is accessible to screen readers and optimize and test a Flash application.

PCP 365 – Flash CS4 Advanced

Create and edit vector paths and mask layers and learn advanced animation techniques, such as inverse kinematics, shape and motion tweens, and animated masks. Also learn some basic programming principles while using ActionScript 3.0 to get more control over Flash applications. Finally, incorporate audio and video into your Flash documents. Prerequisite: Flash CS4 Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. create and edit vector paths and mask layers;
2. use advanced animation techniques such as inverse kinematics, shape and motion tweens, and animated masks;
3. use ActionScript to add audio, create hyperlinks, and load dynamic content; and
4. use Adobe Media Encoder to convert digital video content.

PCP 366 – Excel 2007 VBA Programming

Gain proficiency in creating procedures that run in response to specific events, working with control structures, developing user forms to accept or display data, validating the data entry in user forms, and debugging and handling errors in code. Designed for experienced Excel users.

Course Objectives:
1. use the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) terminology and start Visual Basic Editor (VBE),
2. describe how to work with object properties and methods and attach code to events and buttons,
3. use the variables of relevant data types, and manipulate data,
4. use decision structures to create procedures that execute code,
5. develop the ability to add a user form and add controls to the user form,
6. perform validation data entry in user forms, and
7. develop the ability to debug and handle errors in code.

PCP 367 – WORD 2007 VBA PROGRAMMING

Learn how to build applications, debug code, automate data entry, and merge data files. Also learn how to create forms, build tables, secure information, and share data. Designed for experienced Word users. Prerequisite: Word 2007 Advanced or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. use VBA and examine the VBE,
2. develop the ability to work with variables and functions,
3. develop the ability to work with VBA objects,
4. use decision structures and loop structures,
5. develop the ability to work with forms, and
6. use debugging tools and write error-handling codes to trap errors.

PCP 368 – Access 2007 VBA Programming

Learn ActiveX Data Objects, control structures, and the basics of VBA programming. Designed for experienced Access 2007. Prerequisite: Access 2007 Application Development or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. work with objects, use Object Browser, identify collection objects, and use the Control collection;
2. develop the ability to manipulate data by declaring variables and using expressions, and create Sub and Function procedures;
3. use decision structures and loop structures;
4. identify ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) architecture and collections;
5. identify compile-time, run-time, and logical errors; and
6. use debugging tools and write error-handling code.

PCP 369 – PUBLISHER 2007 INTRODUCTION

Learn how to create and edit publications, arrange text and pictures, work with master pages, and create and format tables. Find out how to flow text across text boxes, create a facing-pages layout, export publications to PDF, and prepare publications for commercial printing. Prerequisite: Windows Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the components of the Publisher interface and customize the workplace;
2. create a new publication, and insert and edit text and graphics;
3. create and modify tables;
4. develop the ability to work with boxes; and
5. develop the ability to print publications and export publications to PDF format.

PCP 370 – PUBLISHER 2007 ADVANCED

Learn how to control colors and gradients, create and apply styles, work with WordArt objects, and apply section page numbers and bookmarks. Create and manage mail merge lists, prepare mailing labels, apply Web templates and forms, and create and publish a Web site. Prerequisite: Publisher 2007 Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. develop the ability to change the color scheme and use the Content Library and Graphics Manager;
2. demonstrate how to work with styles, fonts, WordArt, and text;
3. create sections and apply section page numbers, and insert and use bookmarks;
4. demonstrate how to work with mail merge;
5. apply Web templates and forms; and
6. demonstrate readiness to create and publish a Web site.

PCP 371 – ACCESS 2007 APPLICATION DEV

Learn to develop your own applications in Access. Go beyond using the built-in features and plan an application from the ground up. Make use of advanced form design, macros, and dialog boxes. Also create switchboards, splash screens, custom menu forms, and navigation groups. Prerequisite: Access 2007 Advanced or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the components of an application and make a binary executable version of the application;
2. use grouped and tab controls, and create subforms;
3. create dialog boxes and macros;
4. create a switchboard and splash screen; and
5. create custom menu forms and custom groups.

PCP 372 – Excel 2007 Power User

Discover the various analysis tools for Excel such as Wizards, problem models, and methods for correlating data and advanced customization techniques by changing default settings and automating selected features. Designed for advanced Excel users. Prerequisite: Excel 2007 Advanced or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. use text, date, time and information functions;
2. develop the ability to enter array formulas;
3. use advanced editing and formatting options such as Paste Special and Go To Special;
4. use wizards to add commands and functions to Excel;
5. use various Analysis ToolPak tools to analyze data; and
6. use advanced customization techniques.

PCP 373 – Access 2007 Intermediate

Learn how to normalize data; work with Lookup fields and subdatasheets; create join queries; add objects to forms, print reports and labels; create charts; and use PivotTables and PivotCharts. Prerequisite: Access 2007 Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. develop the ability to normalize data,
2. develop the ability to work with Lookup fields and subdatasheets,
3. develop the ability to work with complex queries,
4. develop the ability to add objects to forms,
5. develop the ability to print reports and labels,
6. create and modify charts, and
7. create and modify PivotTables and PivotCharts.

PCP 374 – Access 2007 Advanced

Learn how to query with SQL; create crosstab, parameter, and action queries; create macros; import, export, and link database objects; work with XML documents; work with Windows SharePoint Services; optimize databases; password-protect and encrypt databases; set Access options and properties; create hyperlink fields; and use Outlook 2007 to update data. Prerequisite: Access 2007 Intermediate or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. use query with SQL;
2. create crosstab, parameter, and action queries;
3. create, run, and modify macros;
4. utilize import, export, and link objects;
5. perform database management; and
6. create hyperlinks.

PCP 375 – Word 2007 Intermediate

Work with styles, sections, and columns; format tables, print labels and envelopes, and work with graphics. Also use document templates, manage document revisions, and work with Web features. Prerequisite: Word 2007 Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. create and modify styles,
2. perform format for a document,
3. cite how to work with sections and columns,
4. perform format and modify tables,
5. develop the ability to print labels and envelopes,
6. develop the ability to work with templates,
7. create and modify graphic elements,
8. cite the way to track changes in a document, and
9. develop the ability to work with Web features.

PCP 376 – Word 2007 Advanced

Learn how to perform mail merges, create and use forms, and create master documents that include a table of contents, a table of figures, footnotes, endnotes, an index, bookmarks, cross-references, and Web frames. Also create macros, customize the Quick Access toolbar and keyboard shortcuts, and work with XML documents. Prerequisite: Word 2007 Intermediate or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. perform mail merges;
2. select insert and modify objects and customize appearance of a document;
3. create and use forms;
4. develop the ability to record, run, and modify macros;
5. demonstrate the ability to customize the toolbar and keyboard shortcuts;
6. describe how to add a table of contents, indexes, bibliographies, bookmarks and other references; and
7. develop the ability to work with XML documents.

PCP 377 – Excel 2007 Intermediate

Work with styles, themes, backgrounds, and watermarks. Create and apply cell names, and work with lists and tables. Save workbooks as Web pages, insert and edit hyperlinks. Work with advanced charting techniques, worksheet auditing and protection, file sharing and merging, and workbook templates. Prerequisite: Excel 2007 Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. use multiple worksheets and link and manage workbooks;
2. develop the ability to work with advanced formatting options including styles, themes, backgrounds, and watermarks;
3. create outlines and subtotals;
4. create, use, and manage cell and range names;
5. describe how to sort and filter lists;
6. develop the ability to work with Web and internet features;
7. develop the ability to format and combine charts;
8. use auditing features; and
9. develop the ability to work with templates.

PCP 378 – Excel 2007 Advanced

Work with advanced formulas, lookup functions, data validation and database functions. Work with PivotTables and PivotCharts, import and export data, and query external databases. Learn about the analytical features of Excel, run and record macros, and share Excel data via the Web. Prerequisite: Excel 2007 Intermediate or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. use logical, math, statistical, and financial functions;
2. create lookups and data tables;
3. develop the ability to validate cell data;
4. develop the ability to work with PivotCharts and PivotTables;
5. cite how to import and export data;
6. use analytical features of Excel such as Goal Seek and Solver;
7. develop the ability to run and record macros; and
8. use conditional formatting and SmartArt.

PCP 379 – AV FOR AMATEURS

This course is designed to enable the student who is part of the corrections department to learn how to successfully use audio-visual equipment for training. Topics to be covered include use of an LCD projector, external drives, audio equipment, Powerpoint, and flash drives.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate how to operate a LCD projector,
2. demonstrate what an external drive is used for,
3. demonstrate how effective audio-visual equipment is for training,
4. discuss the advantages of Powerpoint and its importance in training, and
5. discuss the pros and cons for flash drives.

PCP 380 – Word 2003 Introduction

This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to create, edit, and enhance standard business documents using Word 2003. Topics to be covered include creating a basic document, editing a document, formatting text and paragraphs, proofing a document, adding tables, inserting graphic elements, and controlling page appearance.

Course Objectives:
1. create a basic document,
2. edit documents by locating and modifying text,
3. format text,
4. format paragraphs,
5. use Word tools to make documents more accurate,
6. add tables to a document,
7. add graphic elements to a document, and
8. control a document's page setup and its overall appearance.

PCP 381 – Word 2003 Intermediate

Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to add complexity to Word 2003 documents by adding components such as customized lists, tables, charts, and graphics. Learn to create personalized efficiency tools in Word 2003. Topics include customizing tables/charts/formatting; working with custom styles; modifying pictures; creating customized graphic elements; controlling text flow; automating document creation and common tasks; and mail merges.

Course Objectives:
1. manage data in lists;
2. develop the ability to customize tables, charts and formatting;
3. cite ways to work with custom styles;
4. develop the ability to modify pictures in a document;
5. create customized graphic elements;
6. implement control text flow;
7. develop the ability to automate document creation and common tasks; and
8. perform mail merges.

PCP 382 – Word 2003 Advanced

Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to create, manage, and revise complex documents and web pages. Topics to be covered include using Word 2003 with other programs; collaborating on documents; adding reference marks and notes; making long documents easier to use; securing a document; creating web pages; creating forms; and using XML in Word.

Course Objectives:
1. use Word with other programs,
2. develop the ability to collaborate on documents,
3. cite how to add reference marks and notes to a document,
4. cite ways to make long documents easier to use,
5. develop the ability to secure documents and document information,
6. create Web pages,
7. create a form, and
8. use XML in Word.

PCP 386 – Windows 7 Introduction

Learn the core features and functions of Windows 7 such as creating and managing files, folders, and libraries; managing content; customizing the environment; and using Internet Explorer. Prerequisite: Computers Getting to Know Them or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. identify desktop components, open and switch between applications, move and resize windows, and use the Windows Help;
2. create and manage files, folders, and libraries;
3. develop the ability to customize Windows Explorer, edit file metadata, customize folders, and search the computer for specific content;
4. develop the ability to customize the desktop and Start menu, use Windows 7 gadgets, and configure system settings with the Control Panel; and
5. demonstrate an understanding of how to browse the Web with Internet Explorer, search for content on the Web, and customize Internet Explorer.

PCP 387 – Photoshop Elements 8

Gain instruction in basic functions, tools, and features of Adobe Photoshop Elements 8. Learn to create and manage images; repair and retouch images; adjust colors; fix exposure problems; work with Type; and save, print, and share images. Prerequisite: Windows Intro or equivalent.

Course Objectives:
1. create and manage images,
2. develop the ability to repair and retouch images,
3. develop the ability to adjust colors in images,
4. develop the ability to fix exposure problems,
5. develop the ability to work with type, and
6. process, save, print, and share images.

PCP 388 – Access 2007 Introduction

Examine the basic database concepts, and create and modify databases and their various objects using the Access 2007 relational database application. Topics to be covered include the Access environment, designing a database, building a database, managing data in a table, Querying a database, designing forms, and generating reports.

Course Objectives:
1. examine the basic database concepts and explore the Access 2007 environment,
2. design a simple database,
3. develop the ability to build a new database with related tables,
4. manage the data in a table,
5. demonstrate how to query a database using different methods,
6. design forms, and
7. develop the ability to generate reports.

PCP 389 – Access 2007 Intermediate

Build on the skills and concepts taught in Access 2007 Introduction. Learn how to normalize data; work with Lookup fields and subdatasheets; create join queries; add objects to forms, print reports and labels; create charts; and use PivotTables and PivotCharts.

Course Objectives:
1. develop the ability to normalize data,
2. create work with Lookup fields and subdatasheets,
3. create work with complex queries,
4. develop the ability to add objects to forms,
5. develop the ability to print reports and labels,
6. create and modify charts, and
7. create and modify PivotTables and PivotCharts.

PCP 390 – Access 2007 Advanced

Build on the skills and concepts taught in Access 2007 Intermediate. Learn how to query with SQL; create crosstab, parameter, and action queries; create macros; import, export, and link database objects; work with XML documents; work with Windows SharePoint Services; optimize databases; password-protect and encrypt databases; set Access options and properties; create hyperlink fields; and use Outlook 2007 to update data.

Course Objectives:
1. cite Query with SQL;
2. create crosstab, parameter, and action queries;
3. create, run, and modify macros;
4. develop the ability to import, export, and link objects;
5. perform database management; and
6. create hyperlinks.

PCP 391 – Outlook 2007 Introduction

Learn the basic functions and features of Outlook 2007. Create e-mail accounts and send e-mail messages using several techniques. They will also learn how to manage e-mail messages, contacts, tasks, and meeting requests. Finally, students will customize Outlook for maximum efficiency.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the components of the Outlook environment,
2. compose and respond to a simple message,
3. manage e-mails,
4. manage contacts and contact information,
5. create and edit tasks,
6. schedule appointments and events, and
7. manage meeting requests and responses.

PCP 392 – Outlook 2007 Intermediate

Build on the skills and concepts taught in Outlook 2007 Introduction. Students will learn how to customize Outlook and work with address books. They will search and filter mail folders, and apply and customize categories. Learn to work with personal, public, and offline folders, organize folders and set rules.

Course Objectives:
1. customize the Outlook environment;
2. customize message appearance and add signatures and voting buttons;
3. apply an out-of-office message;
4. organize items using search, filters, and categories;
5 create and work with folders; and
6. organize mail using folders and rules.

PCP 393 – Outlook 2007 Advanced

Build on the skills and concepts taught in Outlook 2007 Intermediate. Learn advanced techniques for managing stored e-mail messages, create and work with notes and journal entries, schedule and manage meetings, share Outlook content, and customize templates and forms.

Course Objectives:
1. manage data files and mailbox;
2. perform work using the Notes and Journal folders;
3. create group schedules and send meeting requests;
4. develop the ability to share folders, calendars, and contact information; and
5. perform work with templates and forms.

PCP 394 – Excel 2007 Introduction

Learn how to create, edit, format, and print basic Excel 2007 worksheets. Topics to be covered include exploring the Excel environment, working with an Excel worksheet, modifying a worksheet, performing calculations, formatting a worksheet, developing a workbook, printing workbook contents, and customizing layout.

Course Objectives:
1. develop the ability to explore the Excel 2007 environment;
2. perform work with an Excel worksheet by entering and selecting the data, and saving the data in the worksheet;
3. develop the ability to modify a worksheet;
4. perform calculations;
5. develop the ability to format a worksheet;
6. develop a workbook;
7. develop the ability to print workbook contents; and
8. demonstrate an understanding of how to customize the layout of the Excel application window.

PCP 395 – Excel 2007 Intermediate

Build on the skills and concepts taught in Excel 2007 Introduction. Learn how to use multiple worksheets and workbooks efficiently, and start working with more advanced formatting options including styles, themes, backgrounds, and watermarks. Create outlines and subtotals, create and apply cell names, and how to work with lists and tables. Save workbooks as Web pages, insert and edit hyperlinks, and save a workbook as a PDF file. Covers advanced charting techniques, worksheet auditing and protection, file sharing and merging, and workbook templates.

Course Objectives:
1. use multiple worksheets and link and manage workbooks;
2. perform work with advanced formatting options including styles, themes, backgrounds, and watermarks;
3. create outlines and subtotals;
4. create, use, and manage cell and range names;
5. develop the ability to sort and filter lists;
6. perform work with Web and Internet features;
7. create, format, and combine charts;
8. use auditing features; and
9. develop the ability to perform work with templates.

PCP 396 – Excel 2007 Advanced

Build on the skills and concepts taught in Excel 2007 Intermediate. Work with advanced formulas, as well as lookup functions such as VLOOKUP, MATCH, and INDEX. Learn about data validation and database functions such as DSUM, PivotTables/Charts, how to import and export data, and how to query external databases. Learn about the analytical features of Excel (such as Goal Seek and Solver), running and recording macros, and sharing Excel data via the Web.

Course Objectives;
1. use logical, math, statistical, and financial functions;
2. create lookups and data tables;
3. develop the ability to validate cell data;
4. perform work with PivotCharts and PivotTables;
5. develop the ability to import and export data;
6. use analytical features of Excel such as Goal Seek and Solver;
7. design, run and record macros; and
8. use conditional formatting and SmartArt.

PCP 397 – Computers Microsoft Excel

Gain skills necessary for productive development of workbooks. Topics to be covered include formulas, copy and move, formatting numbers and text, and column and row modifications.

Course Objectives:
1. develop the ability to create workbooks containing several sheets,
2. develop the ability to format numbers and text within cells,
3. modify row and column formatting, and
4. demonstrate an understanding of how to move text from one sheet to another.

PCP 398 – INTERMEDIATE MS WORD

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the technical skills required to progress to the intermediate level of MS Word. Topics to be covered include flyers, newsletters, heavily formatted documents, columns, tables, insert, reposition, edit, resizing, graphic images, lines, borders, and orientation.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to compliment the text with graphics and borders;
2. develop the ability to use the commands of copy, rename, delete, restore files, and folders;
3. draw graphic lines; and
4. create dramatic effects by varying the size, appearance, and orientation of text.

PCP 399 – QuickBooks 2010

Learn the fundamentals of QuickBooks 2010 to track the finances of a small business.

Course Objectives:
1. develop the ability to navigate the QuickBooks desktop;
2. use the EasyStep Interview to set up a new company;
3. develop the ability to work with QuickBooks Centers to manage customers, vendors, jobs, notes, and employees, and create inventory and non-inventory items in the Item List;
4. prepare business forms including invoices, credit memos, sales receipts, customer payments, and purchase orders;
5. manage banking and billing activities;
6. demonstrate an understanding of how to generate reports and use the Company Snapshot; and
7. develop the ability to protect and back up data.

PCP 401 – Introduction to PERL Programming

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the basic use of Perl, a powerful and easy to use scripting language used on PC's, servers, and on the Internet for a wide range of programming problems. Topics to be covered include scripting, debugging, file directories, arrays, and subroutines.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate how to use and manage files and directories from Perl scripts,
2. describe how associative arrays and subroutines are used in scripting, and
3. demonstrate how to debug Perl.

PCP 418 – NETWORK TECH CERT PROG-MOD 1

Course Objectives:
1. Identify and define the protocols, services, and the functions that pertain to each layer of the OSI reference model.
2. Demonstrate understanding of basic network structure and topologies.
3. Describe the purpose and features of the major network operating systems and their role in networking, including Microsoft Windows NT, Novell NetWare, and Unix.
4. Explain the addressing scheme for IPX/SPX, TCP/IP, and NetBEUI.
5. Design a network installation utilizing the most efficient network media.
6. Demonstrate understanding RAID levels.
7. Design and install a fault-tolerant network.

PCP 419 – NETWORK TECH CERT PROG-MOD 2

Course Objectives:
1. Explain and define the OSI layers reference model.
2. Install and configure network interface cards.
3. Identify and resolve hardware resource conflicts.
4. Troubleshoot network interface cards.
5. Identify the purpose of hubs, MAUs, patch panels, and transceivers.
6. Explain the purpose of bridges, routers, brouters.
7. Explain the origin of the medical access control address.
8. Demonstrate understanding the purpose of the bridge in a local area network.
9. Distinguish between routable and non-routable protocols.
10. Distinguish between static and dynamic routing.

PCP 420 – NETWORKTECH CERT PROG-MOD 3

Course Objectives:
1. Demonstrate understanding the architectural model of TCP/IP
2. Demonstrate understanding TCP/IP addressing.
3. Describe and define domain name service (DNS) and how it works.
4. Demonstrate understanding the role of TCP/IP sockets and ports.
5. Explain IPCONFIG, WINIPCFG, PING, TRACERT and other TCP/IP utilities.
6. Use TCP/IP services, including WINS, DHCP, DNS, HOSTS, and LMHOSTS files.
7. Configure and establish a dial-up networking connection.
8. Demonstrate understanding network security threats, password practices and procedures, and how encryption to protect network data.

PCP 421 – NETWORK TECH CERT PROG-MOD 4

Course Objectives:
1. Describe the planning phases of the process of implementing a network.
2. Demonstrate understanding installation compatibility issues and administrative practices.
3. Maintain hardware.
4. Demonstrate understanding print servers, their types, and their functions.
5. Describe and understand some of the uses of routers and bridges.
6. Demonstrate understanding what a vendor's role is in a network, including methods of obtaining and implementing patches, fixes, upgrades, and maintaining system software.
7. Manage users and user accounts.
8. Demonstrate understanding the need for installing anti-virus software on workstations and servers.

PCP 424 – A+ CERT PC TECH MRC MODULE 1

Course Objectives:
1. Install and a diagnose operating systems.
2. Demonstrate understanding power supply problem isolation, troubleshooting, diagnosing problems.
3. Demonstrate understanding the visible PC and hardware/software.
4. Use Microsoft diagnostics and PC checks.
5. Use safety procedures and develop customer service concepts.

PCP 425 – A+ CERT PC TECH MRC MODULE 2

Course Objectives:
1. Use post cards, upgrading memory, system board problem isolation, and advanced concepts of DOS Editor.
2. Troubleshoot inoperable systems.
3. Demonstrate understanding keyboard isolation, FDD problem isolation, HDD installation and problem isolation, and mouse operation.
4. Use safety procedures and develop customer service concepts.

PCP 426 – A+ CERT PC TECH MRC MODULE 3

Course Objectives:
1. Identify video problem isolation.
2. Demonstrate understanding printer installation process and setup, modem installation and setup, and network installation and setup.
3. Demonstrate understanding windows terminal and windows Internet explorer.
4. Use safety procedures and develop customer service concepts.
5. Use VGA color tests and screen attributes.

PCP 427 – A+ CERT PC TECH MRC MODULE 4

Course Objectives:
1. Demonstrate understanding CD ROM installation and setup, Dos anti-virus, HDD utilities and logical vs. physical drives.
2. Use safety procedures and develop customer service concepts.
3. Demonstrate successfully taking practice tests for A+ Certification Exam.

PCP 431 – NETWORK+ TEC INTEN REV&TEST PR

Course Objectives:
1. Discuss topics covered in network+ modules 1-4.
2. Demonstrate successfully taking the practice test for the Network+ Certification Exam.

PCP 432 – A+ TECH INTEN REV&TEST PREP

Course Objectives:
1. Discuss topics covered in A+ modules 1-4.
2. Demonstrate successfully taking the practice test for the A+ Certification Exam.

PCP 456 – Access 2007 Series

Learn the essentials you'll need to make this database system work for you. Designed to take students from the basic through the advanced features of Access 2007. Prerequisite: Windows Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. develop the ability to examine basic database concepts and explore the Access 2007 environment;
2. demonstrate how to build new databases with related tables;
3. develop the ability to work with simple and complex queries;
4. design forms and generate reports;
5. create and modify charts, PivotTables, PivotCharts, and macros;
6. demonstrate an understanding of how to import, export, and link objects; and
7. perform database management.

PCP 457 – PowerPoint 2007 Series

Learn the essentials you'll need to create powerful and effective slideshow presentations as you go from the basic through advanced features of PowerPoint 2007. Prerequisite: Windows Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. apply the various components of the PowerPoint 2007 environment,
2. create a presentation,
3. develop the ability to format text,
4. develop the ability to add graphical objects,
5. develop the ability to customize the PowerPoint environment,
6. develop the ability to add special effects,
7. develop the ability to customize slide shows, and
8. develop the ability to finalize a presentation.

PCP 458 – Word 2007 Series

Learn the essentials you'll need to create simple letters to complex documents as you learn basic through advanced features of the Word 2007 Series. Prerequisite: Windows Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. employ the various components of the Word 2007 environment;
2. create, edit, and format a document;
3. develop the ability to add tables and graphics;
4. create and modify styles;
5. develop the ability to work with templates;
6. perform mail merges;
7. create and use forms;
8. develop the ability to work with macros;
9. develop the ability to add table of contents, indexes, bibliographies, bookmarks, and other references; and
10. develop the ability to work with XML documents.

PCP 459 – Excel 2007 Series

Learn the basic through the advanced features of Excel 2007 and the essentials you'll need to create simple to complex spreadsheets that work for you. Prerequisite: Windows Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. develop the ability to explore the Excel 2007 environment;
2. create, edit, format and print worksheets;
3. perform calculations and use various built-in functions;
4. use Excel's database features;
5. work with Web and internet features;
6. format and combine charts;
7. use auditing features and analytical features;
8. develop the ability to work with templates;
9. develop the ability to work with PivotTables and PivotCharts; and
10.develop the ability to run and record Macros.

PCP 460 – Computers: Getting to Know Them

Gain instruction in the fundamentals of computers. Designed for those with no personal computer experience or self-taught computer novices interested in getting a better understanding of computers. Topics to be covered include: software packages, key commands, document formatting, and computer fundamentals.

Course Objectives:
1. describe differences between various software packages,
2. create professional looking documents in a word processing software program,
3. explain computer terminology, and
4. describe the uses of computer software and hardware.

PCP 461 – Crystal Reports XI Introduction

This course is designed to enable the student who is an employee of the Maryland Transit Authority to learn how to create reports using Crystal Reports, a third-party reporting tool that can create reports from simple queries to high, custom levels of sophistication and creativity. The course focuses on basic Crystal features that customers find most useful. It provides a solid foundation for later pursuit of additional, more advanced Crystal functionality. Topics to be covered include developing reports that transform data, performing features of subreports, analyzing data stores, discussing design techniques, and connecting data sources via Open Database Connectivity (ODBC).

Course Objectives:
1. develop simple reports using Crystal Reports to transform data into meaningful information,
2. perform more complex features like subreports,
3. analyze functionality and data stores to extract the data needed to meet organizational reporting needs,
4. discuss design techniques to provide maximum flexibility and usefulness,
5. compute calculations and program logic with the formula workshop, and
6. develop the ability to connect to local data sources via ODBC.

PCP 462 – Word 2007 New Features

Explore the components of the results-oriented interface of the Word 2007 environment and customize the interface to suit their needs then use the tools available in Word 2007 to create documents that look professional and also visually appealing. Compare different versions of a document, in addition to finalizing and securing a document.

Course Objectives:
1. explore the components of the results-oriented interface of the Word 2007 environment,
2. use the tools available in Word 2007 to create professional-looking documents, and
3. complete and secure a document.

PCP 463 – Excel 2007 New Features

Learn the commonly used new features in Excel 2007 for improving the management, presentation, and distribution of spreadsheets. Designed for those who are familiar with earlier versions of Excel, topics include exploring the Excel 2007 environment, organizing data, analyzing data, and presenting data.

Course Objectives:
1. explore the new and enhanced Excel 2007 environment,
2. organize data,
3. analyze data, and
4. present data.

PCP 464 – Introduction to Red Hat Linux

Gain an introduction to the basics of Red Hat Linux, a secure operating system, based on open standards. Topics to be covered include: Linux basic terminology, and hardware configuration.

Course Objectives:
1. develop the ability to install Red Hat Linux;
2. discuss how to explore Red Hat Linux,
3. use the Control Center, and mount the floppy drive;
4. manage Linux Windows;
5 cite ways to access and use the Internet; and
6. develop the ability to import and export documents

PCP 465 – Word 2007 Introduction

Learn to create, edit, and enhance standard business documents using Word 2007. Topics include exploring the Word environment, creating a document, editing a document, formatting text, formatting paragraphs, adding tables, enhancing visual appeal using graphic objects, proofing a document, and controlling page appearance.

Course Objectives:
1. explore the various components of the Word 2007 environment,
2. create a document,
3. edit documents by locating and modifying text,
4. format text,
5. format paragraphs,
6. assign tables to a document,
7. assign graphic elements to a document,
8. develop the ability to proof documents to make them more accurate, and
9. prepare a document's page setup and its overall appearance.

PCP 466 – Word 2007 Intermediate

Build on the skills and concepts taught in Word 2007 Introduction. Work with styles, sections, and columns, format tables, print labels and envelopes, and work with graphics. Also, use document templates, manage document revisions, and work with Web feature.

Course Objectives:
1. create and modify styles,
2. create a document outline,
3. use sections and columns,
4. create and modify tables,
5. demonstrate the ability to print labels and envelopes,
6. use templates,
7. create and modify graphic elements,
8. identify changes in a document, and
9. use web features.

PCP 467 – Word 2007 Advanced

Build on the skills and concepts taught in Word 2007 Intermediate. Learn to perform mail merges, create and use forms, and create master documents that include a table of contents, a table of figures, footnotes, endnotes, an index, bookmarks, cross-references, and Web frames. Also, create macros, customize the Quick Access toolbar and keyboard shortcuts, and work with XML documents.

Course Objectives:
1. perform mail merges,
2. apply and modify objects and customize appearance of a document,
3. create and use forms,
4. record, run, and modify macros,
5. demonstrate the ability to customize the toolbar and use keyboard shortcuts,
6. create a table of contents, indexes, bibliographies, bookmarks and other references, and
7. use XML documents.

PCP 468 – Microsoft Office 2010 New Features

Learn the new features of Microsoft Office 2010. In Word, use the Navigation pane and apply new text effects. In Excel, use sparklines, filter data with slicers, and create a PivotChart. In PowerPoint, organize slides, edit movie clips, apply animation effects, and broadcast slide shows. In Outlook, manage e-mail, create Quick Steps, and use the People Pane. In Access, use the tabbed document window, create Lookup list fields, and use the data type gallery. In addition, learn about ribbon customization and Backstage view.

Course Objectives:
1. use the Ribbon components, Live Preview, Quick Access toolbar, Dialog Box Launchers, and the Status Bar;
2. apply text effects, adjust the color of images, and use the navigation pane to find text and to organize an outline in Word;
3. use sparklines in Excel to illustrate data trends and work with PivotTables;
4. organize slides, add vidio clips to slides, and apply animation effects in PowerPoint;
5. manage e-mail, customize Quick Steps, and use the People Pane in Outlook; and
6. develop the ability to display open items as tabbed documents, create lookup fields, use attachment fields, and use Data Type gallery in Access.

PCP 469 – Excel 2007 PivotTables

Learn to create PivotTables to increase productivity and produce reports in minutes instead of hours. Go from creating basic PivotTables to building a dynamic PivotTable reporting system. Prerequisite: Excel 2007 Advanced or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of PivotTables,
2. prepare data for PivotTable reporting,
3. develop the ability to customize a PivotTable,
4. develop the ability to control the view of the Pivot Data,
5. perform calculations with a PivotTable,
6. use PivotCharts and other visualizations,
7. analyze disparate data sources with PivotTables,
8. cite ways to share PivotTables with others,
9. analyze OLAP data, and
10. develop the ability to enhance PivotTables reports with macros.

PCP 470 – Computers: Getting to Know Them

Learn the basic skills required to operate a computer through an overview of computers, input devices, managing and storing data and working with software applications. Topics include: how to begin accessing files and programs; personalizing your computer's desktop with backgrounds & screensavers; Internet security and backup necessities; program operation/arrangement and creating shortcuts.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to operate input devices, including the keyboard and mouse;
2. identify and connect the parts of the computer;
3. apply document-management concepts to create and evaluate document-management schemes; and
4. select the types of application software to use for a given task.

PCP 471 – Sketch-Up for Interior Designers

This course is designed to enable the student to learn how to use Computer Aided Design (CAD) SketchUp software. Topics to be covered include interface concepts; short cut keys; drawing lines, edges, and surfaces; inference techniques; viewing controls; modification tools; components; shadows; face and edge styles; materials; scenes; animation; using SketchUp to create a model; and importing a CAD file for interior design client review.

Course Objectives:
1. create a rendered interior design plan;
2. demonstrate techniques to annotate and merge files from other applications;
3. utilize short cut keys to draw lines, edges, and surfaces;
4. identify and employ modification tools; and
5. demonstrate the ability to draw an interior design plan.

PCP 472 – Computers: Getting to Know Them Part 3

This course is designed to enable the student to build upon the skills learned in Part 2 through an in-depth use of computers, input/output devices, managing and storing data, and working with software applications. Topics to be covered include an introduction to Microsoft Word (word processor); purpose of the various ¿buttons¿ and ¿drop-down¿ lists on the toolbar and how they can assist in a project; using Word for producing letters and memos; producing and merging attachments for use in e-mail; and producing flyers for groups or organizations.

Course Objectives:
1. use advanced commands and computer techniques to operate a computer,
2. use advanced word processing programs, spreadsheets, and databases, and
3. integrate word processing, spreadsheet, and database software.

PCP 473 – Getting Connected: Smart Phones, Tablets, iPad, and iPods

Have you recently acquired or thinking about getting a smart device? This course will teach you how to operate or purchase and confidently use a smart phone, tablets such as the iPad or iPod. Learn to install and use apps, photos, video, and books, while becoming familiar with the ins and outs of smart devices. If you have a smart device bring it to class with you. Topics to be covered include: All smart devices: tablets, smart phones, iPads, and iPods

Course Objectives:
1. operate a smart device;
2. use the smart device;
3. install apps, music, photos, video, and books on the smart device; and
4. demonstrate familiarity with the various functions of smart devices.

PCP 474 – Digital Photograph Enhancing

Learn how to use programs like Adobe Photoshop Elements to enhance, edit, touch-up, and restore faded or torn photos. Topics include: programs such as Adobe Photoshop Elements and other `free¿ enhancement programs; techniques to enhance lowlight level photos and touch-up faded or torn paper photos into new photos.

Course Objectives:
1. research and purchase Photoshop and Free Photo Enhancing Programs,
2. enhance lowlight level photos, and
3. demonstrate how to touch-up faded or torn paper photographs.

PCP 475 – Basic Digital Photography Part II

This course is designed to enable the student who has a basic understanding of digital photography to learn to `bridge¿ images into a computer. Topics to be covered include downloading images, burning images into a CD, making/re-making image files, and manipulating digital images using a popular consumer software package.

Course Objectives:
1. describe the use of various Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 applications;
2. apply limited image editing skills including cropping, resizing, improving over/under exposure, and making color corrections of original digital images;
3. explain the cost/time required for image manipulation versus using retail stores or on-line services for printmaking of digital files; and
4. demonstrate an understanding of photo quality ink jet printers, paper selection, and differences in printer specifications.

PCP 476 – MI-BEST: Basic Computer Skills for Employment

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the basic skills necessary to operate a computer and use Microsoft Word in order to apply for employment. Students will learn the basics of Microsoft Word for home use, as well as learn the basic skills required to operate a computer through an overview of computers, input/output devices, managing and storing data and working with software applications. Students will learn how to get help and work with My Computer, Windows Explorer, and basic file management structures.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate understanding of word processing software;
2. create and save documents and create documents using a template;
3. edit documents using the clipboard, find and replace, and spelling and grammar check;
4. format text, paragraphs, and documents;
5. insert tables, sort table data, and apply table styles;
6. demonstrate understanding of how to save and store files for later use;
7. use Internet Explorer for job search activities; and
8. write a resume.

PCP 477 – Introduction To Creating Wordpress Web Sites

This course is designed to enable professionals to learn to build an attractive, sophisticated blog or website without the need to learn any special coding. Topics to be covered include creation of a WordPress site and blog, adding images and videos to a website, demonstration of the ease of using WordPress design themes in expressing creativity, and implementation of improved website positioning for enhanced search engine results.

Course Objectives:
1. create a WordPress site and blog,
2. add images and videos to a website,
3. demonstrate an understanding of using WordPress design themes in expressing creativity, and
4. implement improved website positioning for enhanced search engine results.

PCP 478 – Keyboarding

This course is designed to enable the student to learn how to touch-type to increase speed and efficiency on the keyboard. Students will learn correct posture, identify the home keys and their importance in touch-typing, and how to touch-type to increase speed and accuracy. Topics to be covered include proper keyboarding posture; the home row; touch-type letter keys, capital letters, special characters, standard punctuation, the numeric keypad; and increasing speed and accuracy.

Course Objectives:
1. use the keyboard with correct posture, and identify the home keys and their importance to touch-typing;
2. demonstrate an understanding of how to touch-type all the letter keys;
3. demonstrate an understanding of how to touch-type the letter keys with increasing speed and accuracy;
4. demonstrate an understanding of how to touch-type capital letters, special characters, and standard punctuation;
5. demonstrate an understanding of how to touch-type numbers on a numeric keypad; and
6. develop increasing speed and accuracy, and calculate words per minute typing speed.

PCP 479 – Simplified Guide to File Management

Learn to create and organize folders just like you would in a file cabinet. If you have trouble finding files on your PC or if all of your files are located in one place or library such as "Documents" or "My Documents," you can practice moving and copying files from one folder to another. Also learn how to move files to a flash drive, copy files to a CD and find out how to rename, delete, and restore deleted files. You'll be able to create icons on your desktop to gain quick access to files, folders, and programs you use frequently.

Course Objectives:
1. create folders on storage media,
2. move and copy files and folders within the hard drive,
3. move and copy files and folders from the hard drive to a flash drive,
4. copy files to a CD,
5. rename files and folders,
6. delete files and folders,
7. restore files and folders from the recycle bin, and
8. create desktop icons.

PCP 480 – Advanced Web Pages

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the advanced web development tools needed in web design enhancement. Topics to be covered include writing of HTML codes for page content and CSS code for page-styling, assemblage of interactive websites that collect information from visitors through email signup and feedback forms, discussion of the latest and most effective techniques for presenting layouts and video that work in any browsing environment, and coordination of purchasing and uploading a site to a remote server.

Course Objectives:
1. write HTML code for page content and CSS code for page styling,
2. assemble interactive websites that collect information from visitors through email signup and feedback forms,
3. discuss the latest and most effective techniques for presenting layouts and video that work in any browsing environment, and
4. coordinate purchasing and uploading a site to a remote server.

PCP 481 – Introduction to Creating WordPress Web Sites

Build an attractive, sophisticated blog or website without the need to learn any special coding. Topics include creation of a WordPress site and blog, practice adding images and videos to a website, demonstration of the ease of using WordPress design themes in expressing creativity, and implementation of improved website positioning for enhanced search engine results. Online course offered in partnership with ed2go. For details, go to www.ed2go.com/ccbconline.

Course Objectives:
1. create a WordPress site and blog,
2. add images and videos to a website,
3. demonstrate the ease of using WordPress design themes in expressing creativity, and
4. implement improved website positioning for enhanced search engine results.

PCP 482 – Web Apps for Business Productivity

Gain some real insight into Cloud computing. Learn to use the Cloud to free up space on your computer; save your files so they can be accessed from any computer; and learn to use Google Docs and/or Windows Live to create and edit documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Prerequisite: knowledge of using the Internet/World Wide Web.

PCP 484 – Word 2010 Introduction

Learn the basic functions and features of Word 2010. Students will enter and edit text, create and save documents, and learn how to enhance the appearance of a document by using various formatting options. They will also create tables, insert headers and footers, proof and print documents, and insert graphics. This class will be taught on-line with a live instructor. Prerequisite: Windows Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. explore the various components of the Word 2010 environment,
2. create and edit a document,
3. modify text,
4. format text and paragraphs,
6. add tables and graphic elements to a document,
7. proof documents to make them more accurate, and
8. control a document's page setup and its overall appearance.

PCP 485 – Excel 2010 Introduction

Learn the basic functions and features of Excel 2010. Students are introduced to spreadsheet terminology, the Excel 2010 environment, and the Help system. Then learn how to create, edit, format, and print basic Excel 2010 worksheets. This class will be taught on-line with a live instructor. Prerequisite: Windows Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. explore the Excel 2010 environment,
2. create and save a worksheet,
3. modify a worksheet,
4. perform calculations,
5. format a worksheet,
6. develop a workbook, and
7. print workbook contents.

PCP 487 – Computer Essentials for the Job Search Process

Gain a basic understanding of the necessary computer skills needed to facilitate a basic job search.
¿ use the mouse and understand how to use basic keyboard commands
¿ identify commonly used storage devices used to save job search documents
¿ learn basic Word commands needed to type a resume
¿ navigate the web and practice using browser features
¿ send and open resume attachments

Course Objectives:
1. use the mouse and demonstrate how to use basic keyboard commands;
2. identify commonly used storage devices;
3. type, edit, and format a basic Word document;
4. navigate the web and practice using browser features; and
5. send and open email attachments.

PCP 490 – Excel 2010 Intermediate

Learn how to use multiple worksheets and workbooks efficiently, and start working with more advanced formatting options including styles, themes, backgrounds, outlines and subtotals, cell names, and tables. Save workbooks as Web pages, insert and edit hyperlinks, and learn to share workbooks by email. Also covered is advanced charting techniques, worksheet auditing and protection, file sharing and merging, and workbook templates. This class will be taught on-line with a live instructor. Prerequisite: Excel 2010 Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. use multiple worksheets and manage workbooks;
2. work with advanced formatting options including styles, themes, backgrounds, outlines, and subtotals;
3. create, use, and manage cell and range names;
4. sort and filter lists;
5. work with Web and Internet features;
6. format and combine charts;
7. use auditing features; and
8. work with templates.

PCP 491 – Excel 2010 Advanced

Learn advanced formulas, lookup functions, data validation and database functions, PivotTables and PivotCharts, importing and exporting data, and how to query external databases. Also learn about the analytical features of Excel, running and recording macros, SmartArt graphics, and conditional formatting with graphics. This class will be taught on-line with a live instructor. Prerequisite: Excel 2010 Intermediate or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. use logical, math, statistical, and financial functions;
2. create lookups and data tables;
3. validate cell data;
4. work with PivotCharts and PivotTables;
5. import and export data;
6. use analytical features of Excel, such as Goal Seek and Solver;
7. run and record macros; and
8. use conditional formatting and SmartArt.

PCP 492 – Word 2010 Intermediate

Learn how to work with styles, sections, and columns and use the Navigation pane to work with outlines. Also, format tables, print labels and envelopes, work with graphics, use document templates, manage document revisions, and work with Web features. This class will be taught on-line with a live instructor. Prerequisite: Word 2010 Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. create and modify styles,
2. format a document outline,
3. work with sections and columns,
4. format and modify tables,
5. print labels and envelopes,
6. work with templates and use Building Blocks Organizer,
7. create and modify graphic elements,
8. track changes in a document, and
9. work with Web features.

PCP 493 – Word 2010 Advanced

Learn how to perform mail merges, create and use forms, and create master documents that include a table of contents, a table of figures, footnotes, endnotes, an index, bookmarks, cross-references, and Web frames. Also learn to create macros, customize the ribbon and Quick Access toolbar, and work with XML documents. This class will be taught on-line with a live instructor. Prerequisite: Word 2010 Intermediate or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. perform mail merges;
2. insert and modify objects and customize appearance of a document;
3. create and use forms;
4. record, run, and modify macros;
5. customize the ribbon and Quick Access toolbar;
6. add table of contents, indexes, bibliographies, bookmarks, and other references; and
7. work with XML documents.

PCP 494 – How to Use a Computer Mouse

This course is designed to enable the student who has never before used a computer, to learn how to properly use a computer mouse to navigate the Windows environment. Topics to be covered include introduction to the mouse and cursor, positioning the mouse, holding the mouse, moving the mouse, clicking the mouse, common clicking problems, clicking and dragging, right click, scroll bars, scrolling, text boxes, drop down menus, check boxes, radio buttons, popup windows, and opening and closing an application.

Course Objectives:
1. properly hold a mouse;
2. click, right click, and drag Windows objects;
3. scroll through windows;
4. enter text in a text box;
5. use drop down menus;
6. work with check boxes, radio buttons, and popup windows; and
7. open and close applications.

PCP 495 – Autodesk Inventor

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the concept of feature-based parametric modeling design. Parametric means the geometric definitions of the design including dimensions and constraints that are assigned to the features of the part design. Topics to be covered include how to create a profile, add constraints, edit features, place features, and use model history tree; drawing layout from solid model for plotting; multi-part assembly; and presentation.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the screen layout including pull-down menu, toolbars, sketch toolbar, part browser, and graphic window;
2. create a sketch proportional to desired shape;
3. identify geometric constraint symbols and apply and modify constraints and dimensions;
4. locate, identify, and use Part features to create a 3-D part from a 2-D profile;
5. view the part with zoom, pan, and 3-D rotate;
6. add features to the base part;
7. create additional work planes;
8. create drawing layout from solid models; and
9. use assembly modeling with multiply parts.

PCP 496 – Introduction to Computer Digital Photography

Learn about different types of computer software, Internet connections among digital cameras, laptop and desktop, and how to download from computers to cameras and vice versa. Topics include Adobe and Photoshop software; trouble-shooting; and applications for web design, card design and other publications.

Course Objectives:
1. transfer images from the camera to the computer and vice versa,
2. demonstrate an understanding of the different types of computer software,
3. describe the use of various elements of Adobe and Photoshop software, and
4. apply applications for trouble-shooting, web design, and other publications.

PCP 504 – Access 2003 Introduction

Develop an understanding of the Access environment and its information management tools. Learn to manage data, establish table relationships, perform queries and create forms and reports. Prerequisite: Windows Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. examine the Access 2003 database application,
2. manage the data in a database,
3. examine existing table relationships,
4. query the database,
5. create powerful groups, and
6. create and modify Access reports.

PCP 505 – Access 2003 Intermediate

Design and create a new database; improve queries, forms, and reports; customize database components; and learn to integrate Access with other applications. Prerequisite: Access 2003 Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. follow the steps required to properly design a simple database;
2. create a new database with related tables;
3. control data entry by modifying the design of a table to streamline data entry and maintain data integrity;
4. find and retrieve desired data by using filters and joins between tables and within a single table;
5. create flexible queries to display specified records, allow for user-determined query criteria, and add, update, and delete data with queries;
6. enhance the appearance, data entry, and data access capabilities of the form;
7. customize reports to better organize the displayed information and produce specific print layouts such as mailing labels; and
8. use Access data in other applications including Microsoft Word or Excel.

PCP 506 – Access 2003 Advanced

Design and create complex databases and learn how to restructure existing data for improved performance, write advanced queries, simplify tasks and add automation with macros and maintain a database using various utility tools. Prerequisite: Access 2003 Intermediate or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. restructure an existing set of data to improve the design of a database,
2. use a variety of techniques to summarize and present data with queries,
3. create and revise basic Access macros,
4. create macros that improve data entry efficiency and integrity,
5. improve the effectiveness of data entry in forms,
6. improve the effectiveness of data displayed in reports, and
7. maintain an Access database by using various utility tools.

PCP 507 – Excel 2003 Introduction

Learn to create, edit, format and print basic worksheets and how to work with basic Excel formulas and functions. Prerequisite: Windows Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. create a basic worksheet,
2. modify a worksheet,
3. perform calculations,
4. format a worksheet,
5. develop a workbook,
6. print the contents of a workbook, and
7. customize the layout of the Excel window.

PCP 508 – Excel 2003 Intermediate

Streamline and enhance spreadsheets with templates, charts, graphics and advanced formulas Prerequisite: Excel 2003 Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. create and apply templates,
2. create and modify charts,
3. work with graphic objects,
4. calculate with advanced formulas,
5. sort and filter data, and
6. use Excel with the Web.

PCP 509 – Excel 2003 Advanced

Automate common tasks, apply advanced analysis techniques to more complex data sets and learn to collaborate on worksheets with other users and share data with other applications. Prerequisite: Excel 2003 Intermediate or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. customize workbooks,
2. collaborate with others using workbooks,
3. audit worksheets,
4. analyze data,
5. work with multiple workbooks,
6. import and export data, and
7. structure workbooks with XML.

PCP 511 – PowerPoint 2003 Introduction

Create basic presentations for delivery in front of an audience. Learn how to begin a new presentation, format text slides, add tables and chart data, modify objects, add images and prepare to deliver a presentation. Prerequisite: Windows Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. begin creating a presentation,
2. format text slides,
3. add tables to a presentation,
4. chart data in a presentation,
5. modify objects on slides,
6. add images to a presentation, and
7. prepare to deliver a presentation.

PCP 512 – PowerPoint 2003 Advanced

Learn to enhance presentations with advanced features such as template design, organization charts and diagrams, special effects and explore methods for live, self-service and online delivery. Prerequisite: PowerPoint 2003 Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. create a design template,
2. create organization charts and diagrams,
3. add special effects to a Powerpoint 2003 slide;
4. create a web-based Powerpoint 2003 presentation;
5. use a Powerpoint 2003 presentation for collaborative workgroup review; and
6. use functionality that will enable one to deliver live, self-service, and online presentations.

PCP 513 – Word 2003 Introduction

Create, edit and enhance standard business documents through proofing and editing, formatting text and paragraphs, adding tables, inserting graphic elements and controlling page appearance. Prerequisite: Windows Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. create a basic document,
2. edit documents by locating and modifying text,
3. format text,
4. format paragraphs,
5. use Word tools to make documents more accurate,
6. add tables to a document,
7. add graphic elements to a document, and
8. control a document¿s page setup and its overall appearance.

PCP 514 – Word 2003 Intermediate

Learn to manage lists; customize tables, charts and formats; work with custom styles; modify pictures; create customized graphic elements; control text flow; automate document creation and common tasks and perform mail merges. Prerequisite: Word 2003 Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. manage data in lists;
2. customize tables, charts, formatting;
3. work with custom styles;
4. modify pictures in a document;
5. create customized graphic elements;
6. control text flow;
7. automate document creation and common tasks; and
8. perform mail merges.

PCP 515 – Word 2003 Advanced

Learn to create, manage and revise complex documents and Web pages by using Word with other programs, collaborating on documents, adding reference marks and notes, securing a document, creating Web pages and using XML in Word. Prerequisite: Word 2003 Intermediate or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. use Word with other programs,
2. collaborate on documents,
3. add reference marks and notes to a document,
4. make long documents easier to use,
5. secure documents and document information,
6. create Web pages,
7. create a form, and
8. use XML in Word.

PCP 539 – Web Development with Cascading Style Sheets

Use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to develop and design Web sites. Learn the features of CSS-1 specifications, and a few features of CSS-2. Explore browser workarounds and sound development principles.

Course Objectives:
1. identify style sheets of various types and apply correct style sheet syntax;
2. apply CLASS and ID selectors to customize styles, use the DIV and SPAN elements to construct styles and create an external style sheet linking documents;
3. demonstrate an understanding of the rules of the cascade and create cascading styles;
4. style text with typographical properties, including aligning and indenting text, controlling the spacing of lines and characters modifying other text characteristics; declare specific and generic fonts, size fonts with various methods, and create variations of font styles;
5. apply text and background colors with a variety of methods and other background techniques like controlling background tiling and position;
6. control the margins, borders, and padding of page elements, and create floating elements and list styles; and
7. create styles that break down gracefully, such as dynamic hyperlinks and cursor styles, and apply filters and contextual styles.

PCP 540 – HTML Introduction

Create Web pages using HTML code to format text, add local and remote links, add graphics and sound, create lists and tables, set body and background attributes, become familiar with Web page design guidelines and add links to other Internet services. Prerequisite: Windows Getting Started.

Course Objectives:
1. recognize the components of an HTML file and create that file,
2. format paragraphs and characters using HTML,
3. link to local files and Web pages from the Web pages,
4. add graphics and sound to the Web pages using HTML,
5. create different kinds of lists to the Web page using HTML,
6. create multi-column and multi-row tables using HTML,
7. set background colors and graphics for Web pages,
8. evaluate Web page design and consider design issues that affect web pages, and
9. add links to non-Web Internet sites from the Web pages.

PCP 541 – HTML Advanced

Expand existing knowledge of HTML code to create Web pages containing nested tables, forms, image maps and frames as well as explore the use of Java and CSS in HTML documents. Prerequisite: HTML Intro.

Course Objectives:
1. create advanced tables, including nested tables;
2. size and place graphics, including image maps, in a Web page;
3. create Web forms;
4. create forms with advanced input types and attributes;
5. create and work with framed Web pages;
6. create documents that automatically display another page and documents that contain interactive JavaScripts and applets Set background colors and graphics for Web pages; and
7. design Web pages using style sheets.

PCP 555 – Microsoft Project 2003 Introduction

Create and modify a project plan file that contains tasks, resources and resource assignment.

Course Objectives:
1. create a project plan file and enter task information,
2. create a work breakdown structure by organizing tasks and setting task relationships,
3. assign project resources, and
4. finalize the project plan.

PCP 556 – Microsoft Project 2003 Advanced

Exchange project plan data with other applications, update project plans, create custom reports and reuse project plan information.

Course Objectives:
1. exchange project plan data with other applications,
2. update a project plan,
3. create reports, and
4. re-use existing project plan information.

PCP 568 – Windows XP Getting Started

Learn how to get help and work with My Computer, Windows Explorer, WordPad, and Paint in the Windows XP environment. Discover how to customize your workstation and use Internet Explorer. Prerequisite: Computers Getting to Know Them or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. log on the workstation and identify the desktop components,
2. use the Start menu and Taskbar to open and switch between applications,
3. use the Help screens,
4. search and navigate files and folders using My Computer and Windows Explorer,
5. manage files and folders,
6. copy and paste between applications using the Clipboard,
7. create shortcuts for accessing programs and files, and
8. use Internet Explorer.

PCP 570 – Flash MX Introduction

Explore the basics of Flash including tools and features; create different types of animations and publish material for the Web.

Course Objectives:
1. view a Flash movie and modify the appearance of the Stage;
2. draw, paint, and create custom colors, gradients, and line styles;
3. manipulate objects, describe shape interaction, and import artwork;
4. add text and manipulate its behavior and appearance;
5. build layers and use them to create various effects;
6. create frame-by-frame, shape-tweened, and motion-tweened animation; and
7. publish a Flash movie.

PCP 577 – Dreamweaver MX Advanced

Use Dreamweaver's advanced features to create complex Web sites. Learn about rollovers and navigation bars, libraries, head elements, keyboard shortcuts, style sheets, layers, the history panel, browser targeting and code tools.

Course Objectives:
1. create dynamic user-interface elements, including simple rollovers and complex navigation bars;
2. use libraries to manage repeating site elements, Insert images, set image properties, create and format tables;
3. define keyword, description, and other meta tags to make the site visible to automatic search engine spiders;
4. create Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), styles to streamline text formatting within a page, and create external style sheets to allow formatting information to be used throughout a site;
5. create and manage layers, as well as combine layers with behaviors to provide additional visual feedback for a viewer navigating a site;
6. use the History panel to simplify repetitive tasks;
7. target page content to specific browsers and versions; and
8. add a form to one's Web page.

PCP 597 – Introduction to Crystal Reports 10

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the technical skills required to use Crystal Reports to present database or accounting information in an effective manner. Topics to be covered include databases, accounting programs, data sources, and financial reports.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of how to start Crystal Reports and build a simple report;
2. retrieve specific data for inclusion in a report;
3. demonstrate an understanding of the more advance formatting techniques;
4. demonstrate an understanding of absolute formatting, conditional formatting, and drawing on external resources;
5. attach sub-reports within a master report to show data from different sources; and
6. add charts and publish reports to target audiences.

PCP 606 – Photoshop Elements for the Digital Photographer

Discover the basics of this award winning package specifically designed for photo enthusiasts. Designed for those with no image editing experience. Go from a novice to an accomplished user. Online course offered in partnership with ed2go. For details, go to www.ed2go.com/ccbconline.

Course Objectives:
1. optimize the use of colors,
2. create borders around frames to serve as a cutting edge,
3. use photos to create custom background tiles,
4. create dynamic web sites with an integrated set of web authoring tools,
5. use advanced techniques and combinations of tools and features to achieve the desired results, and
6. create collages and panoramic images with Photomerge.

PCP 611 – Computers Getting to Know Them

Learn the basic skills required to operate a computer through an overview of computers, input/output devices, managing and storing data and working with software applications.

Course Objectives:
1. define and identify some fundamental personal computing concepts and terminology which include hardware components, software, and computer networks;
2. develop the ability to use input devices including the keyboard and the mouse;
3. demonstrate the ability to describe how the CPU and computer memory process information;
4. identify the purposes of storage devices, and distinguish between types of storage devices;
5. identify several output devices and describe each use;
6. apply document-management concepts to create and evaluate document-management schemes;
7. develop the ability to perform common Windows techniques; and
8. determine the type of application software to use for a given task.

PCP 613 – C# Programming for the Absolute Beginner

Learn the fundamentals of computer programming with the hot new C# programming language. Begin with an exploration of input/output operations, decision making, looping, and object oriented programming principles. Then, gain hands-on experience using sequential data files, and build your very own Graphical User Interface (GUI) application. Online course offered in partnership with ed2go. For details, go to www.ed2go.com/ccbconline.

Course Objectives:
1. identify components of a computer system and problem-solving techniques;
2. write, debug, and run a C# program;
3. declare, initialize, and use data variables;
4. write and call a value returning method;
5. write and call value returning methods and pass variables by value and by reference;
6. declare, initialize, and use variable arrays; and
7. create an application with a graphical user interface.

PCP 614 – Introduction to Microsoft Powerpoint 2003

Learn how to use Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 to create impressive slide presentations formatted with filled with formatted text, images, video, audio, animation, charts, and links to the Web. You'll also learn how to save your presentations in HTML so they can be shared with others over the Web, and you?ll discover some of the exciting new features exclusive to PowerPoint 2003, such as the Package-for-CD feature, the Research task pane, and the updated PowerPoint Viewer.

Course Objectives:
1. create, edit, save, and run presentations and demonstrate familiarity with the Slide Design task pane;
2. use Powerpoint¿s tools to create and print error-free presentations;
3. insert Microsoft media clips and download and insert images;
4. apply animation with Slide Transitions and Animation Schemes;
5. customize the animation on slides with the Custom Animation task pane;
6. globally change a presentation with masters and color schemes;
7. link to slides and Web pages with hyperlinks and action buttons; and
8. create and format WordArt and AutoShape objects with the Drawing toolbar.

PCP 619 – Microsoft Outlook 2003 Introduction

Learn to send and respond to email as well as maintain a calendar, schedule meetings and work with tasks and notes. Prerequisite: Windows Getting Started.

Course Objectives:
1. develop the ability to identify the components of the Outlook environment,
2. develop the ability to compose and respond to a simple message,
3. demonstrate the ability to use folders to manage mail,
4. demonstrate the ability to schedule appointments,
5. develop the ability to schedule meetings,
6. develop the ability to manage contacts and contact information,
7. develop the ability to create and edit tasks, and
8. develop the ability to create and edit notes.

PCP 623 – Microsoft Office 2003 Introduction

Learn the basics of MS Office 2003 Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint through the use of in-class projects to create and edit letters, produce a worksheet with basic formulas and functions and develop a database and a presentation. Prerequisite: Windows Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of how to navigate Word, Excel, Access, and Powerpoint;
2. use the office assistant;
3. develop the ability to select, edit, move, copy, find and replace text in Word;
4. use Word¿s spell check and thesaurus;
5. demonstrate the ability to use word art and clip art in flyers;
6. create a Excel worksheet;
7. create a formula in Excel and use Excel¿s build-in functions;
8. create a Access database and enter data; and
9. design a Powerpoint presentation using design templates, slide layouts, and views.

PCP 626 – Wireles Networking

Learn the skills required to plan a wireless network including drawing before and after wireless network topologies and how to shop wisely for wireless networking equipment. Topics include computers, hand-helds, cell phones, digital cameras, wireless devices, wireless standards, wireless security, satellite Internet, and cellular phone technology. Online course offered in partnership with ed2go. For details, go to www.ed2go.com/ccbconline.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of how wireless networking transmits over the radio frequency portion of the electromagnetic spectrum;
2. describe the various standards that govern all wireless networking technologies;
3. demonstrate an understanding of networking basics, terminology, and how wireless networking fits in; and
4. demonstrate an understanding of how to plan a wireless network, including drawing before and after wireless network topologies and how to shop wisely for wireless networking equipment.

PCP 634 – Intermediate Oracle

Learn to use Oracle's PL/SQL programming language, at the intermediate level to write powerful and flexible programs. Topics include expressions, various iterations, built-in functions, procedures, packages, debugging routines, database structures, triggers, and cursor processing. Online course offered in partnership with ed2go. For details, go to www.ed2go.com/ccbconline.

Course Objectives:
1. store PL/SQL programs in a database and execute them;
2. install, format, and partition hard drives;
3. explain PL/SQL Functions, IF Statements and Looping Statements; and
4. describe the available datatypes and block structure.

PCP 655 – Intro to PC Security

Learn why you are at risk and what you can do to protect your precious personal and business data from the outside world. This course, taught by a security expert, will quickly bring you up to speed on the fundamentals of PC and network security. Online course offered in partnership with ed2go. For details, go to www.ed2go.com/ccbconline.

Course Objectives:
1. describe how a PC works to form or connect with a network;
2. demonstrate an understanding of how a PC and network relates to software and possible security risks;
3. describe the difference between viruses, worms and blended threats;
4. demonstrate an understanding of how to protect a PC from viruses, worms and blended threats;
5. explain the fundamentals of Virtual Private Networks; and
6. describe how Virtual Private Networks differ from conventional networks.

PCP 657 – Basic Computer Literacy - Level I

Become familiar with the various functions of the computer and learn how to operate a computer. Topics include computer components, software packages and practice in using a computer. Intended for job trainees.

Course Objectives:
1. identify major components of computers including the central processing unit, monitor, disk drives and keyboard;
2. describe functions of major components of the computer;
3. recognize and describe several programs including word processing, spreadsheets and databases;
4. care for floppy disks;
5. start up a microcomputer;
6. deal with problems that may arise in operating a microcomputer; and
7. operate a program on a microcomputer.

PCP 660 – Keyboarding

Online course offered in partnership with ed2go. For details, go to www.ed2go.com/ccbconline.

Course Objectives:
1. execute proper keyboarding techniques,
2. demonstrate an improvement of keyboarding skills, and
3. demonstrate an improvement in typing speed and accuracy.

PCP 663 – Keyboarding

PCP 665 – Introduction to Outlook 2003

This class is designed to teach students to take advantage of the communication and personal information management power of Outlook 2003. Topics include filter out junk mail, message organization, Instant Messaging, free newsgroups, calendar, journal, task list, and contact management tools and viruses.

Course Objectives:
1. start and exit Outlook;
2. create, edit and save email messages;
3. use contacts and the address book;
4. apply the more advanced calendar features; and
5. communicate with instant messaging and newsgroups.

PCP 669 – Introduction to MS Word 2003

At this beginning level of MS Word you will learn how to add, move, and edit text; move words; alter size or appearance of text, change margins and tab settings, align, justify, and indent; grammar and spelling checker; thesaurus, and save, retrieve, copy, organize, and print your documents.

Course Objectives:
1. use Word menus and toolbars;
2. move, copy, rename, delete, and restore files and folders;
3. edit documents, cut, copy and paste;
4. set margins, tabs, and page numbering; and
5. achieve dramatic effects by varying the size, appearance, and orientation of the text.

PCP 677 – Introduction to JSP Programming

Course Objectives:
1. install a JSP server on a computer, and create and deploy JSP pages;
2. use tags and comments with the proper syntax, and use the class of commands known as directives;
3. use variable and arrays in JSP programs, and convert between different variable types;
4. share processing between pages with actions, access JavaBeans from JSP code, and trap errors with exception handling; and
5. set and manipulate cookies through JSP.

PCP 680 – Quickbooks for Contractors

This course is designed to instruct students in the specific accounting needs of the construction industry. In this six-week course, students learn how to use the Premier Contractor Edition of QuickBooks to run a business more efficiently. Lessons are clearly illustrated and include clear step-by-step instructions in plain language so hands-on practice with the features is used on a daily basis. Topics include custom and professional-looking contract estimates, billing clients, progress invoicing and job-costing, change orders and retainage requirements, transactions, fraud, taxes and dynamic reports.

Course Objectives:
1. manage Quickbooks company files, and set preferences specific for a business;
2. examine how to work backward to set up company files;
3. demonstrate how to create, edit, and use items and sub-items in Quickbooks;
4. create and edit customers and vendors to match a job-costing system;
5. explore different methods to enter change orders, retainage, and payments on account;
6. demonstrate the payroll process in Quickbooks, including transferring time entries and creating paychecks; and
7. explain how Quickbooks can assist in the safeguarding of business assets.

PCP 683 – Advanced Excel

This class is designed to teach students advanced tips and techniques of Excel and focuses on customizing the Excel worksheets to better display the data. Topics to be covered include: working with large worksheets and multiple worksheets, advanced charting, auditing, using templates, scenarios and data tables, multiple what-if analyses, advanced pivot table techniques, calculated fields, calculated items, validation and integrity.

Course Objectives:
1. customize Excel to gain efficiencies;
2. effectively use data validation to control cell input;
3. create custom controls to facilitate user input;
4. master the use of Excel PivotReports and PivotCharts; and
5. master Analysis ToolPak add-ins, advanced filters, and new Excel 2003 features.

PCP 690 – Photoshop CS2 for the Digital Photographer

Adobe Photoshop is designed to introduce students to the Photoshop environment. Topics include simple digital paintings, red-eye, image editing, foreground and background colors, image manipulation tools, dust and scratches, and correct image exposure. Adobe Photoshop CS2 is a high-end software solution that provides support and specialized editing tools for digital photographers and graphic artists.

Course Objectives:
1. use Photoshop interface to open and save files and undo mistakes;
2. create borders around frames to serve as a cutting edge;
3. use photos to create custom background tiles;
4. utilize the marquee tool to make rectangular, square, elliptical, and circular selections that are copied, pasted, moved, feathered and duplicated;
5. use the freehand lasso and the magic wand tool to create, add to, subtract from, and intersect with other selections in both normal and quick mask modes; and
6. develop the ability to correct images to restore white balance, globally correct exposure and image focus, and remove color casts.

PCP 693 – Introduction to PHP and MySQL

Learn to master essential programming concepts by designing and building a full-featured website powered by PHP and MySQL. Topics include variable definition, loops, arrays, and programming logic. Online course offered in partnership with ed2go. For details, go to www.ed2go.com/ccbconline.

Course Objectives:
1. install and configure necessary software (PHP, MySQL, Apache Web Server);
2. explain the essential components of a strong project plan,
3. build a working PHP Web page that writes form data to a text file;
4. create reports using SQL*Plus; and
5. perform advanced PHP/MySQL integration by coding an online discussion forum for MusicMax customers.

PCP 704 – COMPUTER APPS BUS: MS OFFICE

108 hour course

course sequence (students must register for both classes and attend both classes at the same time)
PCP 705
PCP 704

Course Objectives:
1. design, create, edit, and enhance Microsoft Office documents;
2. format documents with bullets, pagination, tabs, headers, and footers;
3. create envelope labels and use the Mail Merge feature;
4. insert text, numbers, and formulas into spreadsheets;
5. use the AutoSum and Paste features and create charts;
6. demonstrate an understanding of database concepts to create Access tables, queries, forms, and reports; and
7. create professional presentations with Powerpoint and insert graphics, apply transitions, and use the Print feature.

PCP 705 – COMPUTER CONCEPTS & INTERNET

108 hour course

course sequence (students must register for both classes and attend both classes at the same time)
PCP 705
PCP 704

Course Objectives:
1. define computer hardware and software;
2. demonstrate the ability to use a mouse;
3. manipulate Windows, menus, and dialog boxes;
4. demonstrate the ability to utilize the Windows Help feature;
5. demonstrate the ¿shut down¿ feature of Windows;
6. open, save, print, and close files and applications;
7. demonstrate the use of My Computer and Windows Explorer to manage folders, files, and disks;
8. demonstrate an understanding of the Internet and Web providers, services, browsers, search engines, protocols, email, mailing lists, newsgroups, and chat groups; and
9. demonstrate the use of the Internet to locate information.

PCP 706 – Introduction to Photoshop CS2

This course is designed to: provide training for designers and graphic artists in the use of Photoshop CS2 software. Topics to be covered include painting digitally, use of pixels and color, navigating, erasing, and colorizing images, the use of gradients, setting type, and correcting images for exposure, color cast, and tonal value.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the use of paintbrush tools and create a custom palette;
2. demonstrate the use of eraser, marquee, and lasso tools in Photoshop;
3. describe how to change gradient and gradient effects;
4. demonstrate the use of type tool; and
5. explain how to correct an image for exposure, color cast, and tonal value.

PCP 708 – Intermediate Word

This course is designed to: increase student skill level in the use of Microsoft Word software beyond the basic user level. Topics to be covered include use of columns and tables, inserting and editing graphic images, border use and design, intermediate level use of text effects.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate effective use of columns and tables in a Word document;
2. insert and edit graphic images into a Word document;
3. create borders in Word in a variety of designs; and
4. create a variety of special design effects utilizing text.

PCP 709 – PMP Certification Prep II

This course is designed to: prepare the student to take the Project Management Institute's PMP certification exam. Topics to be covered include relationships between inputs, tools and techniques and outputs, earned value management, sensitivity analysis, andPMI's code of professional responsibility.

Course Objectives:
1. describe how to use cost budgeting and cost control to move projects forward
2. define how benchmarking, flowcharts, and design of experiment affect quality;
3. describe differences between quality assurance and quality control; and
4. demonstrate knowledge about the steps included in directing, managing, monitoring, controlling, and closing a project.

PCP 710 – Intermediate Access

Increase your skill level in the use of Microsoft Access software beyond the basic user level. Topics to be covered include designing databases using multiple tables, designing forms and data fields to minimize errors, relational tables, one-to-many relationships, and Macro design. Online course offered in partnership with ed2go. www.ed2go.com/ccbconline/

PCP 712 – DIG/CAMERAS/PAINT SHOP PRO 10

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to download images,
2. demonstrate the ability to use image-editing tools,
3. create and edit simple images to include retouching old photographs, and
4. plan and create a simple photomontage.

PCP 713 – A+ Certification PC Technician - Module 1

Prepare for a career as a service technician in the personal computer industry. Learn the various responsibilities and tasks required for a service technician to successfully perform in a customer-based environment. Preparation, along with Module 2, for the A+ Certification Exam.

Course Objectives:
1. identify different internal and external components of a microcomputer;
2. identify how hardware and software work together;
3. discuss the different types of physical memory housed on the system board;
4. describe various troubleshooting methods
5. identify the procedures for installing Windows operating systems;
6. identify steps to perform an operating system upgrade; and
7. identify the purpose of various types of preventative maintenance products and procedures and when to use them.

PCP 714 – A+ Certification PC Technician - Module 2

Continue to develop skills necessary for a career as a service technician in the personal computer industry. Preparation for the A+ Certification Exam upon completion of Modules 1 & 2.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the basic components of a microcomputer;
2. distinguish between the popular CPU chips in terms of their basic characteristics;
3. identify available IRQs, DMAs, and I/O addresses and procedures for configuring them for device installation;
4. identify basic procedures for disk management;
5. identify proper procedures for installing and configuring peripheral devices;
6. identify hardware methods of upgrading system performance, procedures for replacing basic subsystem components, unique components and when to use them;
7. identify common symptoms and problems associated with each module and how to troubleshoot and isolate the problem;
8. discuss the fundamental workings of multimedia technology;
9. describe the basics of how computers communicate with each other;
10. identify basic networking concepts; and
11. identify the major components of a printer.

PCP 715 – A+ CERTIFICATION PC TECHNICIAN - MODULE 3

Review and prepare for the A+ Certification Exam.

Course Objectives:
1. complete review and practice tests for the A+ Certification Exam;
2. demonstrate the ability to assess and diagnose PC issues; and
3. sit for the A+ Certification Exam.

PCP 800 – TRANSFER/COMPUTER/ PERIPHERALS

Course Objectives:
1. connect and operate external computer peripherals,
2. identify the basic software and files type used with peripherals, and
3. identify and classify various storage mediums used in digital cameras and digital camcorders.

PCP 802 – GOOGLE TOOLS

Course Objectives:
1. perform an advanced Google Search, Image Search, and Desktop Search;
2. develop the ability to participate in Google Group discussions;
3. identify online bargains with Froogle;
4. set up a Gmail account;
5. develop the ability to find various locations with Google Earth and Google Maps;
6. create a Blogger account; and
7. develop the ability to touch up photos with Google Picasa.

PCP 805 – PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS 4.0

Course Objectives:
1. organize and share photos and creations,
2. develop the ability to adjust color in images,
3. develop the ability to fix exposure problems.
4. demonstrate an understanding of how to repair and retouch images,
5. develop the ability to work with text, and
6. determine how to combine multiple images.

PCP 809 – Achieving Top Search Engine Positions

This course is designed to: provide strategies to achieve the highest possible position with major search engines. Topics to be covered include history of search engines, how search engines work, developing a keyword list and keyword effectiveness, using HTML tags for search engine optimization, and submitting website to a search engine.

Course Objectives:
1. describe the history of search engines and directories
2. create a highly effective keyword list,
3. perform a post-submission analysis, and
4. use online promotion techniques to boost search engine rankings.

PCP 810 – NET + TECH CERT PRGRAM INTERN

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate preparedness to sit for a standardized examination to obtain licensure or certification as a Network Technician, and
2. demonstrate preparedness to obtain permanent employment as a PC Network Technician.

PCP 812 – TRACK & ANALYZE BUSINESS DATA

Course Objectives:
1. create simple formulas with cell references and functions,
2. use absolute and mixed cell references in formulas and use the Round function;
3. build formulas using the If and Vlookup functions; and
4. create formulas with the PMT function to calculate loan payments.

PCP 813 – COMPUTERS-KNOW THEM 2 INTERNET

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate knowledge of commands and computer techniques to operate a computer;
2. develop the ability to integrate word processing programs, spreadsheets and databases and database software; and
3. identify and connect to search and surf tools on the Internet.

PCP 821 – WORD 2003 INTERMEDIATE

Course Objectives:
1. manage data in lists;
2. develop the ability to customize tables, charts;
3. perform work using customized styles;
4. develop the ability to modify pictures in a document;
5. create customized graphic elements;
6. manage text flow;
7. determine how to automate document creation and common tasks, and
8. perform mail merges.

PCP 823 – Introduction to CSS and XHTML

This course is designed to enable the student to learn website design techniques using CSS and XHTML.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the differences between HTML and XHTML;
2. create a web page using CSS and XHTML;
3. apply different design standards and effects to a web page using CSS and XHTML;
4. add headers, footers, and columns to a web page; and
5. test and validate a web page design.

PCP 824 – Introduction to Dreamweaver 8

This course is designed to enable the student to learn Dreamweaver 8 software. Topics to be covered include Dreamweaver primary interface and testing web designs, consistent page design techniques, controlling text formating, using Flash to create animations, and techniques for regular website maintenance.

Course Objectives:
1. manipulate editing tools,
2. insert and edit text,
3. create Flash text and buttons,
4. format a basic table, and
5. describe how to maintain and update a website.

PCP 825 – Computers for Employment

This course is designed to provide the basic skills needed to operate a computer. Topics to be covered include operating in a Windows environment, using e-mail, searching the Internet, using the basics of MS Word and developing keyboarding skills.

Course Objectives:
1. use icons and drop-down menus in the Windows environment;
2. define the uses of the various drives of the Windows operating system;
3. setup folders and subfolders;
4. send, receive, save, and print e-mail messages;
5. use the address book and attach messages to e-mail messages;
6. find information by searching the Web using web browsers and addresses;
7. key text into a Word document and perform text editing, saving, and printing documents;
8. format and type a business letter;
9. define the functions of a spreadsheet and enter data into Excel; and
10. create a simple PowerPoint presentation.

PCP 826 – Computers for Employment II

This course is designed to provide the basic skills needed to operate a computer. Topics to be covered include operating in a Windows environment, using e-mail, searching the Internet, using the basics of MS Word, and developing keyboarding skills.

Course Objectives:
1. use cursor to move around within a document;
2. select text and apply basic character formatting;
3. change fonts and font sizes;
4. choose character formats from the Font dialog box;
5. check spelling and grammar;
6. cut, copy, and past text;
7. set margins and tabs;
8. change line spacing;
9. create a bulleted and numbered list;
10. add page numbers;
11. use the Find and Replace functions; and
12. increase typing speed by five words per minute.

PCP 827 – PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS 5.0

Course Objectives:
1. download or upload electronic images into Photoshop Elements 5.0,
2. describe different file formats and resolution settings and their uses;
3. print photographs in several different formats;
4. use colors, patterns, and layers on a digital image; and
5. use editing tools to alter and correct images.

PCP 828 – EXCEL 2003 INTERMEDIATE

Course Objectives:
1. create and use multiple worksheets,
2. develop the ability to work with functions,
3. demonstrate an understanding of formatting and data validation,
4. create and format simple charts, and
5. use list features.

PCP 829 – Introduction to ASP.NET

This course is designed to enable the student to learn an overview of Web programming using ASP.net. Topics to be covered include creating buttons and text fields, object-oriented programming techniques, creating styles and applying it to Webpage design, database fundamentals, linking databases to the Web with SQL, creating user accounts for a Website, and Website security issues.

Course Objectives:
1. create a basic website using ASP.NET code;
2. create buttons, drop down forms, and text fields in a website;
3. design different style formats and apply them to a webpage;
4. link database information to a website using SQL;
5. create user accounts for a website; and
6. discuss website security issues.

PCP 830 – 101/TIPS/TRICKS/IMAC/MACINTOSH

Course Objectives:
1. use icons and shortcuts to open programs and quickly obtain information on those programs;
2. use more advanced navigation techniques to move efficiently through different windows and programs;
3. apply editing techniques to a variety of documents to change formats, fonts, and customize designs;
4. develop the ability to maintain a computer through routine maintenance, firewalls, security software, and file management; and
5. describe additional equipment available and how to properly sit and position oneself while at the computer.

PCP 831 – SHOWCASE/DATA/EXCEL/CHARTS

Course Objectives:
1. create a chart using the F11 function key and the Chart Wizard,
2. identify chart components,
3. create a pie chart to showcase a single data range,
4. create column and line charts to track data over time, and
5. create embedded and linked Excel chart objects to other applications.

PCP 832 – Access 2003 Advanced

This course is designed to extend the students knowledge of the more specialized and advanced capabilities of Access 2003 by creating complex databases using forms, reports, and macros. Topics to be covered include structuring existing data, writing advanced queries, simplifying tasks with macros, adding interaction and automation with macros, making forms and reports more effective, and maintaining an access database.

Course Objectives:
1. restructure an existing set of data to improve the design of a database,
2. use a variety of techniques to summarize and present data with queries,
3. create and revise basic Access macros,
4. create macros to improve data entry efficiency and integrity,
5. improve the effectiveness of data entry forms,
6. improve the effectiveness of data in reports, and
7. maintain an Access database through the use of various utility tools.

PCP 833 – Access 2003 Intermediate

This course is designed to teach the student to design and create a new Access database; improve queries, forms, and reports; customize database components; and integrate Access 2003 with other applications. Topics to be covered include planning a database, building the structure of a database, controlling data entry, finding and joining data, creating flexible queries, improving your forms, and customizing reports.

Course Objectives:
1. follow the steps to properly design a simple database;
2. create a new database with related tables;
3. control data entry by modifying the design of a table to streamline data entry and maintain data integrity;
4. find and retrieve desired data through the use of filters and joins between tables and within a single table;
5. create flexible queries to display specified records, allow for user-determined query criteria, and modify data with queries;
6. enhance the appearance, data entry, and data access capabilities of a form;
7. customize reports to organize information and produce specific print layouts such as mailing labels; and
8. use Access data in other Microsoft applications.

PCP 834 – Access 2003 Introduction

This course is designed to introduce students to the concept of the relational database by using the Access 2003 relational database application and its information management tools. Topics to be covered include relational databases, the Access 2003 environment, managing data, establishing table relationships, database queries, forms, and reports.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate a familiarity with the Access 2003 database application,
2. demonstrate the ability to manage the data in a database,
3. demonstrate the ability to examine existing table relationships,
4. demonstrate the ability to query the database,
5. demonstrate the ability to create powerful groups, and
6. demonstrate the ability to create and modify Access reports.

PCP 835 – ADD/MULTIMEDIA/POWERPOINT

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to add transition effects and program a slideshow to run continuously,
2. demonstrate the ability to create animations by assembling an object,
3. demonstrate the ability to transform one image into another,
4. demonstrate the ability to record narration to add to a slideshow, and
5. demonstrate the ability to create a Custom Soundtrack to accompany a presentation.

PCP 836 – CREATE/BROCHURES/FLIERS/WORD

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of desktop publishing;
2. create a simple newsletter;
3. create a coupon flyer with graphics, a page border, and text boxes;
4. print address information on the back of a single-page flyer;
5. use Mail Merge function; and
6. design a tri-fold brochure with three columns, two pages with a landscape layout.

PCP 837 – ENHANCE/DESIGN/LAYOUT/WORD

Course Objectives:
1. evaluate and apply design and layout principles to documents;
2. apply advanced formatting to fonts, create drop caps, and use special symbols in bulleted lists;
3. use line breaks, section breaks, and the ruler;
4. create a watermark; and
5. create a pull-quote enclosed in a text box.

PCP 838 – Excel 2003 Advanced

This course is designed to provide the students with the knowledge and skills necessary to automate some common Excel tasks, apply advanced analysis techniques to more complex data sets, collaborate on worksheets with others, and share Excel data with other applications.

Course Objectives:
1. customize workbooks,
2. collaborate with others using workbooks,
3. audit worksheets,
4. analyze data,
5. work with multiple workbooks,
6. import and export data, and
7. structure workbooks with XML.

PCP 839 – Excel 2003 Intermediate

This course is designed to teach students how to streamline and enhance their Excel 2003 spreadsheets with templates, charts, graphics and advanced formulas. Topics to be covered include creating and applying templates, creating and modifying charts, working with graphic objects, calculating with advanced formulas, sorting and filtering data, using Excel with the Web.

Course Objectives:
1. create and apply templates,
2. create and modify charts,
3. work with graphic objects,
4. calculate advanced formulas,
5. sort and filter data, and
6. use Excel with the Internet.

PCP 840 – Excel 2003 Introduction

This course is designed to teach students the skills necessary to create, edit, format, and print basic Excel 2003 worksheets. Topics to be covered include navigating in Excel; moving, coping, and editing data; formulas; functions; formatting a worksheet; developing a workbook; and customizing a layout.

Course Objectives:
1. create a basic worksheet,
2. modify a worksheet,
3. perform calculations,
4. format a worksheet,
5. develop a workbook,
6. print the contents of a workbook, and
7. customize the layout of an Excel window.

PCP 841 – SALES/PRODUCT/DATA/EXCEL/TABLE

Course Objectives:
1. create a PivotTable based on sales data;
2. group data and apply formatting to create an easy to read summary;
3. create a summary to view data graphically;
4. create a PivotTable to view sales by category, region, month, and sales performance;
5. use PivotTables to analyze customer buying patters; and
6. use PivotTables to summarize results of business surveys.

PCP 842 – Microsoft Outlook 2003 Advanced

Students will learn to communicate in real time with other users, personalize mail, organize items, share and link contacts, create forms, and work offline and remotely.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to personalize Outlook mail through stationery and signatures;
2. demonstrate how to organize Outlook items through groups, Search Folders, rules, conditional formatting;
3. demonstrate the use of a contact to share, link, and communicate information;
4. demonstrate the use of the save and archive mail features;
5. demonstrate how to create a custom form; and
6. demonstrate how to set up a computer for offline or remote use.

PCP 843 – Microsoft Outlook 2003 Intermediate

This course is designed to provide students with the necessary skills to customize the Outlook environment, calendar, and mail messages to meet students' specific needs. Students will also learn how to track, share, assign, and quickly locate various Outlook items. Topics to be covered include work activities using the journal, setting calendar options, setting message options, sharing folder information, managing tasks, customizing Outlook, and locating Outlook items.

Course Objectives:
1. track work activities using the Outlook Journal;
2. customize the calendar through various calendar options;
3. modify message options;
4. enable folder information for other Outlook users;
5. assign and track tasks;
6. customize the Outlook environment; and
7. sort, find, and color-code mailbox items.

PCP 844 – Microsoft Outlook 2003 Introduction

Learn to start sending and responding to email in Microsoft Outlook 2003, as well as maintain your Calendar, scheduling meetings, and working with tasks and notes.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the components of the Outlook environment,
2. compose and respond to messages,
3. use folders to manage mail,
4. schedule appointments and meetings,
5. manage contacts and contact information,
6. create and edit tasks, and
7. create and edit notes.

PCP 845 – Powerpoint 2003 Advanced

This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to enhance presentations with features to draw, animate, and format presentations with professional-quality content. Students will put advanced skills to use to transform basic presentations into a powerful means of communication that may be conveyed to a wide variety of live, remote, and self-service audiences. Topics to be covered include creating a custom design template, adding organization charts and diagrams, adding special effects, creating web presentations, collaborating in PowerPoint, and delivering a presentation.

Course Objectives:
1. create a design template,
2. create organizational charts and diagrams,
3. add special effects to a PowerPoint slide,
4. create a web-based PowerPoint presentation,
5. use a PowerPoint presentation for collaborative workgroup review, and
6. use functions to deliver live, self-service, and online presentations.

PCP 846 – Powerpoint 2003 Introduction

This course is designed to provide the students with the knowledge and skills necessary to create effective basic PowerPoint 2003 presentations for delivery in front of an audience. Topics to be covered include beginning a presentation, formatting text slides, adding tables to a presentation, charting data, modifying objects, adding images to a presentation and preparing to deliver a presentation.

Course Objectives:
1. create a presentation,
2. format text slides,
3. add tables to a presentation,
4. chart data in a presentation,
5. modify objects on slides,
6. add images to a presentation, and
7. deliver a presentation.

PCP 847 – PRODUCE/LETTERS/LISTS/ACCESS

Course Objectives:
1. create a group of form letters in Word from information stored in an Access database,
2. demonstrate the ability to sort and select records in Access and Word to merge documents,
3. create quick lists of Access data in Word documents,
4. create a Word catalog from an Access database, and
5. prepare a Word catalog for publication on the Internet.

PCP 848 – INTRODUCTION TO FREEHAND MX

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to use basic design tools to create a graphic image;
2. demonstrate the ability to create brochures, stationary, business cards, and envelope layouts;
3. demonstrate the ability to draw a digital image through the use of drawing tools;
4. demonstrate the ability to change colors and font size within a design; and
5. demonstrate the ability to create designs featuring Flash animation for technical illustrations and interactive design elements.

PCP 849 – Access 2007 Introduction

This course is designed to introduce students to the basic database concepts and database objects used in the Microsoft Acess 2007 computer application. Topics to be covered include the Access environment, designing a database, building a database, managing data in a table, querying a database, designing forms, and generating reports.

Course Objectives:
1. explore the Access 2007 environment and examine basic database concepts,
2. design a simple database,
3. build a new database with related tables,
4. manage the data in a table,
5. query a database through various methods,
6. design forms, and
7. generate reports.

PCP 850 – Access 2007 Intermediate

Maintain data consistency and integrity; improve queries, forms and reports and learn to integrate Access 2007 with other applications.

Course Objectives:
1. modify the design and field properties of a table;
2. retrieve data from tables through the use of joins;
3. create flexible queries to display specified records, allow for user-determined query criteria, and modify data using queries;
4. enhance the capabilities of a form;
5. customize reports to organize the displayed information and produce specific print layouts; and
6. share data across other applications.

PCP 851 – Access 2007 Advanced

Learn to utilize some of the more specialized and advanced capabilities of Access by structuring existing data, writing advanced queries, working with macros, enhancing forms and reports and maintaining a database.

Course Objectives:
1. restructure the data into appropriate tables to ensure data dependency and minimize redundancy,
2. write advanced queries to analyze and summarize data,
3. create and revise macros,
4. display data more effectively in a form,
5. customize reports by using various features, and
6. maintain a database through the use of Access tools.

PCP 852 – Excel 2007 Introduction

This course is designed to instruct students in the basic use of Microsoft Excel 2007 computer application. Topics to be covered include exploring the Excel environment, working in a worksheet, modifying a worksheet, performing calculations, formatting a worksheet, developing a workbook, customizing layout, and printing workbook contents.

Course Objectives:
1. explore the Excel 2007 environment;
2. enter, select, and save data in a worksheet;
3. modify a worksheet;
4. perform calculations;
5. format a worksheet;
6. develop a workbook;
7. print a workbook contents; and
8. customize the layout of an Excel window.

PCP 853 – Excel 2007 Intermediate

Apply visual elements and advanced formulas to a worksheet to display data in various formats. Learn about templates, tables, charts, PivotTables and PivotCharts, graphic objects, and sorting and filtering data.

Course Objectives:
1. enhance a workbook,
2. automate workbook creating through the use of templates,
3. organize data through the use of tables,
4. create and modify charts,
5. analyze data through the use of PivotTables and PivotCharts,
6. work with graphic objects,
7. calculate data with advanced formulas, and
8. sort and filter data.

PCP 854 – Excel 2007 Advanced

Automate common Excel tasks, apply advanced analysis techniques to more complex data sets, collaborate on worksheets with others and share Excel data with other applications.

Course Objectives:
1. streamline workflow to increase productivity and efficiency,
2. collaborate with others through the use of workbooks,
3. audit worksheets,
4. analyze data,
5. work with multiple workbooks,
6. import and export data,
7. integrate Excel with the Web, and
8. structure workbooks with XML.

PCP 855 – PowerPoint 2007 Introduction

This course is designed to instruct students in the basic use of Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 presentation application. Topics to be covered include exploring the PowerPoint environment, creating a presentation, formatting text on slides, adding graphical objects to a presentation, modifying objects, adding tables to a presentation, inserting charts into a presentation, and delivering a presentation.

Course Objectives:
1. explore the PowerPoint environment,
2. create a presentation and add text and themes to a presentation,
3. format text on slides,
4. add graphical objects to a presentation,
5. modify objects on slides,
6. add tables to a presentation,
7. add charts to a presentation, and
8. deliver a presentation.

PCP 856 – PowerPoint 2007 Advanced

Enhance presentations by customizing the PowerPoint interface to suit individual user needs, adding diagrams and specific effects, finalizing a presentation and securing it to authenticate its validity.

Course Objectives:
1. customize the PowerPoint environment,
2. customize a design template,
3. add diagrams to a presentation,
4. add special effects to a presentation,
5. customize the presentation of a slideshow,
6. finalize a presentation, and
7. publish PowerPoint slides to a slide library and secure the presentation.

PCP 857 – Word 2007 Introduction

This course is designed to introduce the student in the basics of Microsoft Word 2007 computer application. Topics to be covered include exploring the Word environment; creating and editing a document, formatting text and paragraphs, adding tables, using graphic objects, proofing a document, and controlling page appearance.

Course Objectives:
1. explore the Word environment,
2. create and edit text in a document,
3. format text and paragraphs,
4. add tables to a document,
5. add graphic objects to a document,
6. proof a document, and
7. control document setup and appearance.

PCP 858 – Word 2007 Intermediate

Create complex documents and build personalized efficiency tools in Word 2007. Learn to customize tables, charts, character and paragraph formats, styles, and graphics and automate tasks, document creation and mail merges.

Course Objectives:
1. manage lists,
2. customize tables and charts,
3. customize character and paragraph format,
4. customize styles for document elements,
5. modify pictures and create customized graphic elements,
6. structure content through the use of QuickParts,
7. control text flow,
8. automate common tasks and document creation, and
9. perform a mail merge.

PCP 859 – Word 2007 Advanced

Use Word 2007 to create, manage, revise, secure and distribute long documents and forms.

Course Objectives:
1. use Word 2007 with other programs,
2. collaborate with others on documents,
3. manage document versions,
4. add reference marks and notes,
5. facilitate the use of long documents,
6. secure a document,
7. create forms, and
8. integrate XML in Word documents.

PCP 860 – QuickBooks 2007 Introduction

Learn the basic features of QuickBooks including navigating through QuickBooks, setting up a company, working with lists, setting up inventory, selling your product, invoicing for services, processing payment, working with bank accounts and entering and paying bills.

Course Objectives:
1. set up a company,
2. work with lists,
3. set up inventory,
4. sell products,
5. invoice for services,
6. process payments,
7. work with bank accounts,
8. enter and pay bills,
9. use the EasyStep Interview, and
10. use online banking.

PCP 861 – QuickBooks 2007 Advanced

Go beyond the basics and learn how to customize and use more advanced tools in QuickBooks such as customizing forms, using QuickBooks accounts, creating reports, creating graphs, tracking and paying sales tax, job tracking, writing letters and synchronizing with contact management software.

Course Objectives:
1. customize forms,
2. use other QuickBooks accounts and track credit card transactions,
3. create and modify various types of reports,
4. create graphs,
5. track and pay sales tax,
6. track payroll information,
7. track a job and generate reports,
8. use QuickBooks to write various letters, and
9. synchronize QuickBooks with other contact management software.

PCP 862 – Acrobat 8 Introduction

Learn how to use Acrobat 8.0 to create, modify, manage and collaborate with PDF documents.

Course Objectives:
1. access information in a PDF,
2. create a PDF,
3. modify a PDF,
4. add navigation aids to a PDF,
5. work with multiple PDFs, and
6. review a PDF.

PCP 864 – Dreamweaver 8 Introduction

Learn the basic functions and features of Web site development using Dreamweaver 8.

Course Objectives:
1. explore the Dreamweaver environment and identify HTML codes in a file,
2. define, create, build, and save a website,
3. organize site files through the use of the Files panel and create templates to develop multiple pages,
4. add content to a web page,
5. identify various types of links and create links for navigation,
6. create frames to enhance navigation within a website, and
7. upload a website to the Internet.

PCP 865 – Dreamweaver 8 Intermediate

Explore the advanced features of Dreamweaver 8 to design and develop professional-looking Web sites. Create an effective user-navigation interface; manage libraries, snippets, head elements and keyboard shortcuts; work with style sheets, layers and the history panel and target Web sites to specific versions of browsers.

Course Objectives:
1. create an effective user navigation interface;
2. manage libraries, snippets, head elements, and keyboard shortcuts;
3. demonstrate the use of style sheets and layers;
4. demonstrate how to use the History panel;
5. target websites to specific Internet browsers;
6. utilize HTML code;
7. author with XML data; and
8. create forms.

PCP 866 – Dreamweaver 8 Advanced

Create and administer database-driven sites through the use of Dreamweaver 8 by working with recordsets; creating detail, search and results pages; using dynamic form and HTML elements and administering database records.

Course Objectives:
1. administer websites;
2. create a database-driven site;
3. demonstrate the ability to work with recordsets;
4. create detail, search, and results pages;
5. use dynamic form and HTML elements; and
6. administer database records.

PCP 872 – Photoshop Elements 5

Learn to use Photoshop Elements to correct photos, restore old photos and share them in slide shows, calendars and more. Discover how to organize entire photo collections in catalogs for easy retrieval.

Course Objectives:
1. organize and share photos and creations,
2. adjust color in images,
3. fix exposure problems,
4. repair and retouch images,
5. work with text, and
6. combine multiple images.

PCP 873 – Introduction to Windows Vista

This course is designed to teach students how to utilize the Windows Vista operating system. Customizing features, user accounts, internet security, and email management included.

Course Objectives:
1. customize the desktop with Vista features;
2. describe and apply personal computer privacy and Internet security features;
3. organize email, telephone numbers, and appointments through various applications; and
4. edit and organize digital images through various Vista tools.

PCP 874 – Introduction to Alice 2.0 Programming

This course is designed to teach students how to utilize Alice 2.0 software to write three-dimensional animation and game programs.

Course Objectives:
1. create and manipulate three-dimensional objects,
2. apply control structures to make objects interact,
3. write an interactive program that integrates user input to make decisions,
4. create functions that respond to mouse clicks, and
5. apply a list variable to manipulate and move objects in unison.

PCP 875 – Photoshop CS3 for the Digital Photographer

This course is designed to teach students how to utilize Adobe's Photoshop CS3 software to write edit and enhance photographic images.

Course Objectives:
1. download images;
2. change image resolution and resize a picture;
3. apply layers to superimpose an image;
4. adjust brightness and contrast in an image;
5. create text, cut, and alter images through the use of selection tools; and
6. improve image quality through the use of retouch and correction tools.

PCP 876 – Photoshop Elements 5.0 for the Digital Photographer II

This course is designed to teach students how to utilize advanced editing techniques of Photoshop Elements 5.0 software to write edit and enhance photographic images.

Course Objectives:
1. correct wrinkles, red-eye, and alter grey hair in a digital portrait;
2. alter an image through the use of the distortion tool;
3. sharpen or blur an image through the use of edit tools;
4. create a collage through the use of layers;
5. create animated images and slideshows; and
6. capture a still image from a video clip.

PCP 877 – Introduction to Adobe FrameMaker 7.1

This course is designed to teach students how to utilize Adobe FrameMaker 7.1 software to write and publish technical documentation.

Course Objectives:
1. design and create a document format and template;
2. maintain consistent text formatting through the use of paragraph and character tags;
3. create a table to display information;
4. create a graphic image through the use of drawing tools;
5. create cross-references, table of contents, and indexes; and
6. publish a document in electronic or print format.

PCP 878 – Introduction to Microsoft Project 2003

This course is designed to teach students how to utilize Microsoft Project 2003 software for planning, implementing, and controlling projects.

Course Objectives:
1. create project schedules through the use of Gantt charts,
2. assign work and resources to project tasks,
3. enter and analyze project costs,
4. establish security and assign access to project files, and
5. monitor and record a project;s program against a baseline.

PCP 879 – Advanced PC Security

Explore ethical hacking techniques to locate and close holes in computer networks. Topics to be covered include types of hackers - white, black, grey, hacking techniques, understanding the OSI 7 Layer Network Model, looking for signs you have been hacked, hidden ports and rootkits, conducting a security audit, and an overview of computer forensics. Online course offered in partnership with ed2go. For details, go to www.ed2go.com/ccbconline.

Course Objectives:
1. describe the types of hackers,
2. list basic and advanced forms of hacking,
3. describe the OSI 7 Layer Network Model and how it is utilized by hackers,
4. examine a computer/network for signs of being hacked,
5. explain how hidden ports and rootkits are used by hackers, and
6. conduct a security audit.

PCP 881 – CompTIA Network+ Certification Prep

This course is designed to prepare the student to take the CompTIA Network+ exam, in preparation for a career in networking technology. Topics to be covered include bus, star, and ring topologies, OSI model, protocol suites, network operating systems and server hardware, cabling standards, remote connectivity and Internet connections, and network troubleshooting.

Course Objectives:
1. describe the advantages and disadvantages of a token ring topology;
2. define the equipment and software involved with the OSI 7-layer model;
3. describe the types and features of network OS to include security and roles; and
4. demonstrate the ability to create remote links and other connectivity methods.

PCP 885 – Introduction to Computers

This course is designed to instruct the student in the basic skills required to operate a computer. Topics to be covered include computer hardware and software: input/output devices, data storage, processing data; Windows operating system; file management and working with applications.

Course Objectives:
1. define computer hardware and software;
2. demonstrate the ability to use a mouse;
3. manipulate Windows, menus, and dialog boxes;
4. demonstrate the 'shut down' feature of Windows; and
5. open, save, print, and close files and applications.

PCP 888 – Introduction to the Internet

Explore Internet basics, how it works and where it is headed. Learn how to start surfing the Internet for information, how to e-mail and how to send and download attachments.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of Internet vocabulary;
2. define Internet, World Wide Web, E-mail and Internet service provider;
3. demonstrate an understanding of various types of Internet access;
4. use an email program;
5. develop the ability to upload and download email messages; and
6. use a variety of search engines and search for information using a browser software.

PCP 889 – Introduction to Windows

This course is designed to instruct the student in the use of the Windows operating system. Topics to be covered include how to get help, working in the Windows environment; file management; manipulating Windows; navigating Windows using menus, toolbars, scrollbars, and dialog boxes, working with Windows applications.

Course Objectives:
1. develop the ability to manipulate Windows, menus, and dialog boxes;
2. demonstrate the ability to utilize the Windows help feature;
3. demonstrate the 'shut down' feature in Windows,
4. perform open, save, print, and close files and applications;
5. demonstrate the use of my Computer and Windows Explorer to manage folders, files, disks, multitask; and
6. develop the ability to customize the workstation.

PCP 899 – Introduction to Visual Basic 2005

This course provides instruction on creating Windows applications using Visual Basic 2005. Topics include principles of object-oriented and event-driven programming, variables, control structures, loops, and control libraries.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of event procedures and how to write code for them,
2. demonstrate the ability to use assignment and arithmetic operators,
3. list different data types and how to create and use variables and constants, and
4. describe how to access information in files.

PCP 900 – Flash CS3 Introduction

Create Flash-based movies that contain graphics, text and animations that will display correctly in almost every browser on most computing platforms.

Course Objectives:
1. explore the types of applications that can be built, the use of the interface, and create Flash movies;
2. create and manipulate graphics in a Flash document;
3. add text and Flash components to a Flash document;
4. animate graphics through the use of different techniques;
5. add interactivity to a Flash document through the use of buttons;
6. work with movie clips;
7. add audio to a movie;
8. add video to a movie to create dynamic animations in Flash, and
9. publish Flash documents.

PCP 901 – Flash CS3 Advanced

Explore the advanced features of Flash CS3 such as working with ActionScript, creating simple and complex interactive movies using ActionScript and creating and customizing components.

Course Objectives:
1. explore the basics of ActionScript,
2. plan movies in Flash,
3. create simple interactivity,
4. create an interactive video game
5. create complex interactivity, and
5. create Flash components.

PCP 902 – Dreamweaver CS3 Intermediate

Use the advanced features of Dreamweaver CS3 to design and develop professional-looking websites. Create an effective user-navigation interface; manage libraries, snippets, head elements, and keyboard shortcuts; work with style sheets, layers, and the history panel; and target websites to specific versions of browsers.

Course Objectives:
1. create an effective user navigation interface;
2. manage libraries, snippets, head elements, and keyboard shortcuts;
3. work with style sheets and layers;
4. work with the History panel;
5. target websites to specific versions of browsers;
6. work with HTML code;
7. author with XML data; and
8. create forms.

PCP 903 – Dreamweaver CS3 Advanced

Create and administer database-driven sites through the use of Dreamweaver CS3 by working with recordsets; creating detail, search and results pages; using dynamic form and HTML elements and administering database records.

Course Objectives:
1. administer websites;
2. create a database-driven site;
3. work with recordsets;
4. create detail, search, and results pages;
5. integrate dynamic form and HTML elements; and
6. administer database records.

PCP 904 – Dreamweaver CS3 Introduction

Learn to design, build and upload a Web site using Dreamweaver CS3.

Course Objectives:
1. explore the Dreamweaver environment,
2. create a website,
3. add design elements to web pages,
4. work with links,
5. work with frames, and
6. upload a website.

PCP 905 – Illustrator CS3 Advanced

Create complex, robust illustrations that go beyond Illustrator's basic tools. Get a better understanding of how to print documents without errors or color mismatches and prepare illustrations for the Web.

Course Objectives:
1. create complex illustrations,
2. convert raster graphics to vector graphics,
3. create a banner graphic,
4. export a graphic for the Web,
5. apply color management to accurately match color, and
6. prepare documents for composite and commercial printing.

PCP 906 – Illustrator CS3 Introduction

Learn how to use Illustrator CS3 to create logos and advertisements that include type and graphics including how to draw and manipulate simple shapes to create logos and combine text and graphics to create advertisements.

Course Objectives:
1. create a log through the use of simple shapes,
2. create logos through the use of custom paths,
3. create a logo through the use of special type effects,
4. create an advertisement with a combination of text and imported graphics, and
5. add body type to a document.

PCP 907 – Photoshop CS3 Advanced

Learn skills to enhance your ability to create accurate masks, image effects and retouch images. Create and apply creative elements such as gradients, patterns and color overlays and generate special effects ranging from distorted type to simulating natural media paint realistically.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the use of QuickMask mode, alpha channels, and layer masks to isolate image areas, and create clipping groups;
2. create vector paths to select images and create transparent image areas for use in other applications and drawing shapes;
3. create color swatches, gradients, and patterns;
4. create layer styles to apply effects, colors, patterns, and gradients in one step; and
5. use the Background Eraser and the Extract commands to create complex masks quickly and accurately.

PCP 908 – Photoshop CS3 Introduction

Explore the Photoshop CS3 interface and learn the basic image editing features available to help maximize creative potential.

Course Objectives:
1. explore the Photoshop CS3 environment;
2. work with image areas;
3. work with multiple layers;
4. enhance images;
5. save images to the Web, to print, and to PDF (Portable Document Format); and
6. manage assets through the use Adobe Bridge tools.

PCP 909 – Windows Vista Introduction

Learn the basic skills needed to get started with personal computers and work with the various features, tools and options available in Windows Vista.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the basic components and capabilities of a PC,
2. explore Windows Vista,
3. customize the Windows Vista desktop,
4. demonstrate the use of common tools and programs in Windows Vista,
5. manage folders and files, and
6. browse the Internet through the use of Microsoft Internet Explorer.

PCP 910 – InDesign CS3 Advanced

Build upon existing skills in InDesign CS3 by using additional techniques to manipulate text, pictures and pages. Learn to control type formatting, create and edit graphics and create and modify layouts with efficiency and accuracy.

Course Objectives:
1. apply master pages to multiple pages;
2. determine proper format and base styles and import and redefine styles;
3. position graphics to flow within text, control composition, hyphenation, and justification, track and kern types, and scale text frames;
4. drag items between document windows, import files from various formats, and store and retrieve items in libraries;
5. edit paths, create compound paths, edit clipping paths, and convert text to outlines;
6. create sections to change page numbering within a document and navigate in a sectioned document;
7. create a table of contents and an index, and create a book consisting of multiple documents;
8. save print presets and work with printing color separation;
9. import XML tags and apply to document content and import XML into a document¿s layout placeholders and into a blank document.

PCP 911 – InDesign CS3 Introduction

Learn to work with some of the tools and features of InDesign CS3 to create eye-catching printed documents.

Course Objectives:
1. manage the InDesign environment,
2. design documents,
3. enhance documents,
4. add tables, and
5. finalize documents.

PCP 912 – Word 2000 Introduction

This course is designed to teach students how to create and edit documents and use character and paragraph formatting. Topics to be covered include Word basics, navigating in a document, editing techniques, character and paragraph formatting, introduction to tabs and tables, controlling page appearance, tools and printing, and creating a Web page.

Course Objectives:
1. create and save a document, open an existing document, and use simple edit techniques;
2. navigate in a large document through the use of a mouse and the keyboard;
3. edit a document through the use advanced techniques to include move and copy functions in a document and between documents;
4. apply and remove character and paragraph format;
5. create and modify a table structure through the use of tabs;
6. adjust margins, add and delete page breaks, and create headers and footers;
7. demonstrate the use of the SpellCheck and Thesaurus features, print a document, envelope, and labels; and
8. save an existing document as a Web page and view the document in Internet Explorer.

PCP 913 – Introduction to Personal Computers

This course is designed to teach students basic computer concepts and skills related to the personal computer. Students will receive a thorough introduction to the hardware components of a personal computer. In addition, they will learn Windows techniques and become acquainted with various applications. Topics to be covered include orientation to PCs, types of computers, hardware components, ergonomics, and software.

Course Objectives:
1. define and identify fundamental PC concepts and terminology, to include hardware, software, and computer networks;
2. use input devices, to include a mouse and a keyboard;
3. describe how the CPU (Central Processing Unit) and computer memory process information;
4. identify the purpose of storage devices and distinguish between types of storage devices,
5. identify several output devices and describe the use of each device;
6. demonstrate common Windows techniques; and
7. determine the proper software application for a given task.

PCP 914 – File Management

This course is designed to prepare the student to perform file management functions in a Local and LAN environment using the Windows Operating System. Topics to be covered include a discussion of file storage and organization, using My Computer and Windows Explorer for file manipulation and organization on local, diskette and remote drives, recognizing executable and program specific files, formatting diskettes, and utilizing the more important disk maintenance tools available in Windows.

Course Objectives:
1. manipulate files through the use of Cut, Copy, Paste, Rename, Delete, and Restore file functions;
2. use the Recycle Bin to retrieve deleted files and programs;
3. create, edit, rename, delete, and move folder structures to organize Local and remote drives;
4. identify and recognize file types to include .exe, .sys, .txt, .doc, .mdb, and .xls;
5. use executable files to start programs and data files to open documents; and
6. utilize the Disk Maintenance tools available in the Windows OS.

PCP 915 – Windows XP Introduction

This course is designed to teach students how to use the Windows XP environment. Topics to be covered include getting started with Windows XP, getting help, working with My Computer and Windows Explorer, working with files, working with WordPad and Paint, customizing your workstation, and using Internet Explorer.

Course Objectives:
1. log on to the workstation and identify the desktop components,
2. use the Start menu and Taskbar to open and move between applications,
3. use the Help screens,
4. search and navigate files and folders using My Computer and Windows Explorer,
5. manage files and folders,
6. copy and paste between applications using the Clipboard,
7. create shortcuts to access programs and files, and
8. use Internet Explorer browser.

PCP 916 – Basic Computer Skills

Learn the basic skills required to create a document and use e-mail. Topics include computer hardware and software; Windows operating system; file management and with word processing and browser and e-mail applications.

Course Objectives:
1. define computer hardware and software;
2. demonstrate the ability to use a mouse;
3. develop the ability to manipulate Windows, menus, and dialog boxes;
4. demonstrate the ability to open an application;
5. develop the ability to create, save, print and close a Microsoft Word file;
6. edit a Microsoft Word document; and
7. demonstrate how to integrate and email applications.

PCP 917 – Introduction to Excel

Learn the necessary skills to create, edit, format and print basic Excel worksheets. Topics include navigating in Excel; moving, coping and editing data; formulas; functions; formatting a worksheet; developing a workbook and customizing a layout.

Course Objectives:
1. create a basic worksheet,
2. develop the ability to modify a worksheet,
3. perform calculations,
4. develop the ability to format a worksheet,
5. develop a workbook,
6. develop the ability to customize the layout of an Excel window.

PCP 918 – Microsoft Excel Basics

Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel for home or office use. Topics include excel worksheets, formulas, functions and charts.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of spreadsheet software;
2. create formulas and insert functions into worksheets;
3. develop the ability to format worksheets including changing attributes and applying colors, patterns, and borders;
4. create charts, change chart designs, and format charts including changing alignment and adding SmartArt graphics; and
5. analyze data using formulas.

PCP 919 – Microsoft Word Basics

Learn the basics of Microsoft Word for home or office use. Topics include editing documents, formatting text and documents and creating and formatting tables with Microsoft Word.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of word processing software;
2. create and save documents and create documents using a template;
3. edit documents using the clipboard, find and replace, and spelling and grammar check;
4. develop the ability to format text, paragraphs, and documents; and
5. develop the ability to insert tables, sort table data, and apply table styles.

PCP 920 – Introduction to Word

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the necessary skills to create, save, edit, format, and print basic Word documents. Topics to be covered include identifying parts of the Word screen, navigating a Word document; moving, coping, and editing data; using automated Word features; formatting characters, paragraphs and documents; using templates; and using mailing features.

Course Objectives:
1. create a document;
2. edit a document;
3. demonstrate an understanding of Word¿s automatic features;
4. use spell check, grammar check, thesaurus;
5. develop the ability to change font, apply underline styles, apply text and underline color, apply styles;
6. set margins, orientation, and vertical alignment;
7. develop the ability to adjust paragraph alignment, indentation and line spacing;
8. create numbered and bulleted lists;
9. develop the ability to insert page breaks, headers and footers;
10. create and format tables;
11. use templates and wizards;
12. use mail merge, create envelopes and labels;
13. develop the ability to save a document; and
14. develop the ability to print a document.

PCP 921 – Introduction to Excel

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the necessary skills to create, edit, format, and print basic Excel worksheets. Topics to be covered include navigating in Excel; moving, coping, and editing data; formulas; functions; formatting a worksheet; developing a workbook; and customizing a layout.

Course Objectives:
1. create a basic worksheet,
2. develop the ability to modify a worksheet,
3. perform calculations,
4. develop the ability to format a worksheet,
5. develop a workbook,
6. develop the ability to customize the layout of an Excel window.

PCP 922 – Introduction to PowerPoint

Learn the fundamentals of working with Microsoft PowerPoint. Topics include commonly used terminology and concepts; creating professional presentations in PowerPoint; inserting graphics and objects; applying transitions; using print features; editing text and applying slide designs.

Course Objectives:
1. create slides;
2. develop the ability to format text slides,
3. cite how to insert a slide;
4. apply a layout to a slide;
5. cite how to insert graphics and objects, e.g. clipart, charts, diagrams, and tables;
6. develop the ability to modify objects;
7. apply transitions; and
8. apply slide designs.

PCP 923 – Introduction to Word

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the necessary skills to create, save, edit, format, and print basic Word documents. Topics to be covered include identifying parts of the Word screen, navigating a Word document; moving, coping, and editing data; using automated Word features; formatting characters, paragraphs and documents; using templates; and using mailing features.

Course Objectives:
1. create a document;
2. edit a document;
3. demonstrate an understanding of Word¿s automatic features;
4. use spell-check, grammar-check, thesaurus;
5. develop the ability to change the font, apply underline styles, apply text, underline colors, apply styles;
6. set margins, orientation, and vertical alignment;
7. develop the ability to adjust paragraph alignment, indentation and line spacing;
8. choose numbered and bulleted lists;
9. set page breaks, headers and footers;
10. define how to create and format tables;
11. use templates and wizards;
12. use mail-merge, create envelopes and labels;
13. develop the ability to save a document; and
14. illustrate how to print a document.

PCP 924 – Photoshop Elements Projects

This course is designed to provide intermediate training on Adobe Photoshop Elements software. Topics to be covered include repairing old photographs, creating collages, constructing a panoramic image, graphic design for the Web, filtering effects, and photo printing techniques.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to repair an old photograph,
2. create a collage from multiple images,
3. describe how to create a panoramic image,
4. modify an image with filter effects, and
5. identify different printing techniques for digital images.

PCP 927 – Introduction to the Internet

This course is designed to teach the multimedia technologies and resources of the World Wide Web and how to utilize them with Microsoft Internet Explorer. It is intended for introductory students and those with basic knowledge of the Internet. Topics to be covered include Web overview, elements of the Web, Internet Explorer Features, Customizing Internet Explorer, multimedia on the Web, Web search engines, and E-commerce overview.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate Web addressing scheme and URL¿s;
2. Use Internet Explorer user interface;
3. use Web forms;
4. select Web audio and video;
5. utilize Cookies and bookmarks;
6. demonstrate an understanding of Java, panoramic images, and virtual objects;
7. use Search engines;
8. use E-commerce; and
9. demonstrate an understanding of Web security.

PCP 928 – PowerPoint 2000 Introduction

This course is designed to teach students the fundamentals needed to create and modify basic PowerPoint 2000 presentations. Topics to be covered include Introduction to the PowerPoint screen; beginning a presentation; drawing tools; clip art and WordArt; organization charts and Microsoft Graph; templates and slide master; slide shows, output, and presentation options; and saving presentations for Internet viewing and delivery.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate how to start the PowerPoint program
2. identify on-screen features and navigate through a presentation;
3. create and edit bullet slides;
4. use Powerpoint's drawing tools to create a slide;
5. develop the ability to incorporate clip art and WordArt objects in a slide;
6. create and enhance organization charts, and create and edit charts by using Microsoft Graph;
7. edit the overall appearance of a presentation by using design templates and the Slide Master;
8. develop the ability to run a slide show, become familiar with slide show options, and add notes to a slide;
9. develop the ability to preview and save a PowerPoint presentation as a Web page and open a locally stored presentation in Internet Explorer.

PCP 929 – Introduction to Access

Explore the concept of relational databases by using Microsoft Access database application and information management tools. Topics include relational databases, the Access environment, managing data, table relationships, database queries, forms and reports.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate a familiarity with the Access database application,
2. demonstrate an understanding of database terminology,
3. demonstrate an ability to examine existing table relationships,
4. create an Access table object,
5. create an Access query object,
6. create an Access form object, and
7. create an Access report object.

PCP 930 – Microsoft Access I

Learn the skills required to design and manage Access database objects. Preparation, along with Microsoft Access II, for the Access 2007 Microsoft Application Specialist certification exam.

Course Objectives:
1. view and modify records;
2. find, filter, sort, and summarize data;
3. create new databases and tables;
4. manage data integrity;
5. design queries; and
6. add and modify forms and reports.

PCP 931 – Microsoft Access II

Learn to integrate database objects and use advanced database features. Preparation, along with Microsoft Access I, for the Access 2007 Microsoft Application Specialist certification exam.

Course Objectives:
1. build links, relationships, and indexes;
2. design advanced queries, forms, reports;
3. manipulate advanced database features;
4. utilize special controls and tools; and
5. create and apply macros and modules.

PCP 932 – Microsoft Excel I

This course is designed to instruct students in the features of Microsoft Excel 2007 computer software. This course combined with Microsoft Excel II will prepare the student for the Excel 2007 Microsoft Application Specialist certification exam. Topics to be covered include creating and editing a workbook, using style tools, formulas and functions, and enhancing worksheet appearance.

Course Objectives:
1. create a workbook,
2. apply editing and style tools,
3. survey home tab commands,
4. explore formula basics,
5. work with functions,
6. apply logical and financial functions, and
7. apply rounding and nesting functions.

PCP 933 – Microsoft Excel II

Learn to audit, analyze and consolidate data; explore data and table features and explore macros, templates and workgroups. Preparation, along with Microsoft Excel I, for the Excel 2007 Microsoft Application Specialist certification exam.

Course Objectives:
1. employ auditing tools,
2. apply 'what-if' analysis,
3. consolidate and link workbooks,
4. integrate external data sources,
5. explore list ranges,
6. apply data tables and pivot tables,
7. work with macros, and
8. apply workgroup features,

PCP 934 – Microsoft PowerPoint

Learn how to create well-organized presentations that are designed effectively. Topics include developing presentation text, presentation illustration, visual impact and development and distribution. Prepare for the PowerPoint 2007 Microsoft Application Specialist certification exam.

Course Objectives:
1. develop and revise presentation text,
2. employ and manipulate graphics,
3. create tables and charts,
4. create diagrams with SmartArt graphics,
5. design and refine original illustrations,
6. animate and apply multimedia effects,
7. customize themes and master slides,
8. integrate other programs into the presentation,
9. prepare a presentation for delivery, and
10. prepare a presentation for electronic distribution.

PCP 935 – Microsoft Word I

Learn basic Word skills including paragraph formatting, tabs and advanced editing; page formatting and tables and columns. Preparation, along with Microsoft Word II, for the Word 2007 Microsoft Application Specialist certification exam.

Course Objectives:
1. create, select, and edit text in a document;
2. move, copy, find, and replace text;
3. recognize format icons;
4. change margins and set print options;
5. apply writing tools;
6. format text, paragraphs, and pages;
7. set tabs and create tabbed columns;
8. set page and section breaks;
9. add page numbers, headers, and footers;
10. apply styles and themes; and
11. use templates.

PCP 936 – Microsoft Word II

Prepare to take the Word 2007 Microsoft Application Specialist certification exam. Topics include graphics and charts, advanced topics such as mail merge and macros and document sharing.

Course Objectives:
1. work with graphics;
2. employ text boxes and desktop publishing features;
3. create SmartArt and charts;
4. perform a mail merge;
5. insert fields and create forms;
6. create, run, and edit macros;
7. add footnotes and endnotes;
8. create outlines, indexes, and tables of contents; and
9. share documents and create hyperlinks.

PCP 937 – Introduction to Flash 8

This course is designed to provide training in creating and developing animations using Flash software. Topics include drawing tools, frames and timelines, layers and video.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the drawing tools in Flash 8,
2. describe how to use frames to create moving images,
3. create animations through the use of the timeline feature,
4. explain how to create unique effects with layers, and
5. import video into Flash 8.

PCP 942 – Computer Basics

This course is designed to teach students basic computer concepts and skills related to Windows based computers. Topics to be covered include an overview of computers and how they work, input devices, Internet Explorer, and managing data.

Course Objectives:
1. define and identify some fundamental personal computing concepts and terminology, such as hardware components, software, and computer networks;
2. use input devices, including the keyboard and the mouse;
3. use Internet Explorer; and
4. use Windows Explorer to manage files.

PCP 943 – Microsoft Excel 2003 in the Classroom

This course is designed to provide training on how to use Microsoft Excel as a classroom management tool. Topics to be covered include basic Excel functions, creating lesson plans in Excel, analyzing student data, and calculating averages and grades.

Course Objectives:
1. use basic Excel functions to create and manipulate a spreadsheet,
2. create a lesson plan in Excel and modify if for different grade levels,
3. analyze student assessment data using spreadsheet functions, and
4. calculate averages and grades using Excel.

PCP 944 – Introduction to Microsoft Visio

This course is designed to provide training on how to use Microsoft Visio as a communication tool for business. Topics to be covered include creating diagrams, types and functions of diagrams, project management using Visio, and advanced editing functions.

Course Objectives:
1. use Microsoft Visio to create diagrams for business;
2. describe different types of diagrams and their uses including flowcharts, cross-functional flowcharts, and fault tree analysis;
3. create project schedule diagrams, including calendars, gnat charts, and timelines; and
4. use advanced Visio functions such as layering, comments, stencils, and color schemes to improve diagrams.

PCP 945 – Access Simplified

Learn Microsoft Access in a slower paced environment with plenty of practice projects and instructor feedback. Learn to create a database, create tables, queries, forms and reports. Find out how to add and edit data in an Access database and to sort and filter data.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate a familiarity with the Access database application,
2. demonstrate an understanding of database terminology,
3. develop the ability to examine existing table relationships,
4. create an Access table object,
5. create an Access query object,
6. create an Access form object, and
7. create an Access report object.

PCP 946 – Excel Simplified

Establish a foundation and learn Introductory and Intermediate Microsoft Excel skills in a slower paced environment with plenty of practice projects and instructor feedback. Learn to create, save, and edit spreadsheets. Discover how to format cells, add borders and shading, move and copy data. Find out how to insert formulas, sort, and filter data in a list, and create charts. Comprehensive handouts provided.

Course Objectives:
1. create a basic worksheet,
2. develop the ability to modify a worksheet,
3. perform calculations,
4. develop the ability to format a worksheet,
5. develop a workbook,
6. demonstrate how to print the contents of a workbook, and
7. develop the ability to customize the layout of an Excel window.

PCP 947 – PowerPoint Simplified

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the fundamentals of working with Microsoft PowerPoint. Topics to be covered include commonly used terminology and concepts; creating professional presentations in PowerPoint; inserting graphics and objects, applying transitions, using print features, editing text, and applying slide designs.

Course Objectives:
1. create slides;
2. develop the ability to format text slides;
3. develop the ability to insert a slide;
4. apply a layout to a slide;
5. develop the ability to insert graphics and objects, e.g. clipart, charts, diagrams, tables;
6. develop the ability to modify objects;
7. apply transitions;
8. apply slide designs; and
9. create and deliver a presentation.

PCP 948 – A Simplified Guide to Using the Computer, Internet, and E-Mail

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the use of the Windows operating system and the basics of the Internet. Topics to be covered include computer hardware and software; Windows operating system; file and disk management; manipulating Windows; navigating Windows using menus, toolbars, scrollbars, dialog boxes; and using the Internet.

Course Objectives:
1. describe computer hardware and software;
2. demonstrate the ability to use a mouse;
3. develop the ability to manipulate Windows, menus, and dialog boxes;
4. demonstrate the ability to utilize the Windows help feature;
5. demonstrate the ¿shut down¿ feature of Windows;
6. use open, save, print, and close files and applications;
7. demonstrate the use of My Computer and Windows Explorer to manage folders, files, and disks; multitask; copy data between applications; and create shortcuts;
8. demonstrate an understanding of the Internet and Web providers, services, browsers, search engines, protocols, email, mailing lists, newsgroups, and chat groups; and
9. demonstrate the use of the Internet to locate information and use email.

PCP 949 – Word Simplified

Start at the beginning and learn Introductory and Intermediate Microsoft Word skills in a slower paced environment with plenty of practice projects and instructor feedback. Discover how to create, save, and edit documents. Practice formatting text, paragraphs, and documents. Generate envelopes and labels during in class practice exercises. Comprehensive handouts provided.

Course Objectives:
1. create a document;
2. edit a document;
3. understand Word¿s automatic features;
4. use spell-check, grammar-check, thesaurus
5. change font, apply underline styles, apply text and underline color, apply styles;
6. set margins, orientation, and vertical alignment;
7. develop the ability to adjust paragraph alignment, indentation and line spacing;
8. create numbered and bulleted lists
9. develop the ability to insert page breaks, headers and footers;
10. create and format tables;
11. use templates and wizards;
12. use mail-merge, create envelopes and labels;
13. develop the ability to save a document; and
14. develop the ability to print a document.

PCP 950 – Introduction to Microsoft Word

Learn how to use Microsoft Word software to create documents for use in workplace correspondence. Topics include typing a document, basic file management, editing documents, margins, paragraph formatting, and printing.

Course Objectives:
1. create a new document and save it;
2. develop the ability to input, edit and format text;
3. develop the ability to format margins, tabs and paragraphs;
4. develop the ability to correct mistakes, review for spelling and grammar errors; and
5. demonstrate the ability to print a document.

PCP 951 – More Computer Applications

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about the Internet. Topics to be covered include the basics of the Internet Explorer; the advanced features of the World Wide Web; the information and services that the Internet can provide; the use of Email using Webmail; and loading, editing, and emailing photos from your camera. Prerequisite: Introduction to the Personal Computer and/or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate knowledge of the Internet and webmail in an intermediate manner, and
2. explain, in an introductory way, digital photo handling and editing.

PCP 952 – Introduction to CorelDraw

This course is designed to enable the student to learn how to use CorelDraw software to create documents for use in workplace correspondence. Topics to be covered include creating shapes, lines and layers; creating a newsletter, logo design, and desktop publishing.

Course Objectives:
1. create a variety of lines and shapes using CorelDraw;
2. design and format a newsletter;
3. develop the ability to manipulate images and text to create a logo; and
4. create envelopes, business cards, and address labels using desktop publishing.

PCP 954 – Microsoft Word in the Classroom

This course is designed to train teachers on how to use Microsoft Word software to manage their planning, lessons, and classroom environment. Topics to be covered include basic editing features, document formats, formatting elements, creating charts and grade books, and using templates.

Course Objectives:
1. create a new document, edit and save it;
2. demonstrate the ability to input, edit, format text and paragraphs;
3. create charts and handouts for lessons;
4. use templates to create lesson plans and worksheets; and
5. demonstrate the ability to print a document.

PCP 955 – Intermediate Visual Basic .NET

This course is designed to increase skills writing sophisticated Windows programs that access and modify business databases and implement Structure Query Language. Topics to be covered include enriching graphical user interface, multiple form applications, built-in dialog controls, and data-bound controls.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to use OpenFileDialog and SaveFileDialog to access files,
2. demonstrate the ability to integrate toolbars into an application,
3. cerate a Multiple Document Interface (MDI) application;
4. demonstrate the ability to access a database in VisualBasic.Net; and
5. create a master-detail table.

PCP 956 – Intermediate PHP and MySQL

Learn to create a dynamic, interactive online store using advanced PHP techniques and a MYSQL database server. Topics to be covered include storing product information, displaying product images, tracking customer orders, and creating an online shopping cart. Online course offered in partnership with ed2go. For details, go to www.ed2go.com/ccbconline.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability use the MySQL console to enter SQL commands,
2. demonstrate the ability to create a database for the application,
3. demonstrate the ability to store images using Binary Large Object data type,
4. demonstrate the ability to create a shopping cart for customer use, and
5. demonstrate the ability to create a search window for the application.

PCP 957 – Introduction to Microsoft Outlook

Gain an introduction to the essentials of Microsoft Outlook to increase work productivity. Topics include email basics, contacts, using calendars, security basics, tasks, folders and rules. Online course offered in partnership with ed2go. For details go to www.ed2go.com/ccbconline.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to send, receive, and manage email;
2. demonstrate the ability to create an address book with Contacts;
3. demonstrate the ability to schedule appointments with Outlook Calendar;
4. demonstrate the ability to secure information with Outlook security measures; and
5. demonstrate the ability to create a to-do list with tasks and to-do items.

PCP 959 – Create a Small Business Website

Learn how to build an online presence for a small business including creating a Web page and Web site, developing an online storefront, selling products with an eBay store, creating a blog, and marketing on MySpace. Prerequisite: Internet Basics or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. create websites,
2. explain the process of blogging with Blogger,
3. cite how to sell products and services online by creating a web storefront,
4. create an eBay store, and
5. operate and market a business on MySpace.

PCP 961 – Microsoft Office 2007 Introduction

Learn the basics of MS Office 2007 Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint through the use of in-class projects to create and edit letters, produce a worksheet with basic formulas and functions, and develop a database and a presentation. Prerequisite: Windows Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. develop the ability to navigate Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Access;
2. select edit, move, copy, find and replace text in Word;
3. use Word¿s spell check and Thesaurus;
4. use WordArt and ClipArt in flyers;
5. create an Excel worksheet;
6. create a formula in Excel and use Excel¿s build-in functions;
7. design a Powerpoint presentation; and
8. create an Access database and enter data.

PCP 965 – Photoshop CS3: Layers

Learn to develop commercial advertising layouts with photos and digital art using Photoshop's layers including how to work with and manage multiple layer images, blend layers together, and use layer masking to enhance and retouch photos. Prerequisite: Photoshop CS3 Intro.

Course Objectives:
1. utilize and manage multiple layers,
2. develop the ability to build multiple-layers images,
3. develop the ability to blend layers together,
4. use layer masking,
5. create type layers, and
6. use layers to enhance and retouch photos.

PCP 968 – Basic Digital Photography II

Learn to "bridge" images into a computer. Explore how to download images, burn images into a CD, make/re-make image files, and manipulate digital images using a popular consumer software package. Intended for students with some knowledge of digital photography.

Course Objectives:
1. describe the use of various Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 applications;
2. apply limited image editing skills including cropping, resizing, improving over/under exposure, and making color corrections of original digital images;
3. explain the cost/time required for image manipulation versus using retail stores or on-line services for printmaking of digital files; and
4. demonstrate an understanding of photo quality ink jet printers, paper selection, and differences in printer specifications.

PCP 969 – Microsoft Project 2007 Introduction

Learn to use Microsoft Project to assist in managing projects, including how to create a project plan containing tasks, organize these tasks in a work breakdown structure containing task relationships, create and assign resources, and finalize the project to implement the project plan. Prerequisites: Windows Intro or equivalent knowledge and an understanding of project management concepts.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate how to explore the Microsoft Office Project environment and the various views in which you can verify project information,
2. create a new project plan,
3. manage tasks by organizing them and setting task relationships,
4. manage resources in a project plan, and
5. develop the ability to finalize the project plan.

PCP 970 – Microsoft Project 2007 Advance

Build upon existing Microsoft Project 2007 knowledge and learn to work with a project plan once it reaches the implementation phase, including how to exchange project plan data with other applications, update project plans, create visual reports, and reuse project plan information. Prerequisite: Microsoft Project 2007 Introduction.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate how to exchange project plan data with other applications,
2. develop the ability to update a project plan,
3. manage project costs,
4. report project data visually, and
5. develop the ability to reuse project plan information.

PCP 976 – Web Design with XHTML, HTML, and CSS: Introduction

Examine the basics of foundational web technology and create your own functional web pages using markup languages such as Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML), and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Learn how to create/design web pages with text, graphics, and data tables and then link these web pages to enable navigation between them. Prerequisites: Windows Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. create a basic web page;
2. develop the ability to structure the content on a web page;
3. apply styles to the page elements;
4. create, modify, and format a table; and
5. develop the ability to link web pages.

PCP 977 – Web Design with XHTML, HTML, and CSS: Intermediate

Gain the skills to create advanced web pages that stand out from the crowd and attract visitors. Also learn how to test their validity. Topics include: creating layouts, managing CSS, testing a website, creating advanced navigation, incorporating meta-content, and multimedia. Prerequisites: Web Design with XHTML, HTML, & CSS: Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. create web page layouts,
2. manage CSS,
3. test a website,
4. create advanced navigation, and
5. develop the ability to incorporate meta-content and multimedia.

PCP 978 – Web Design with XHTML, HTML, and CSS: Advanced

Learn how to apply the best practices of web design and create a website that enhances the usability and interactivity of the web page/site. Create forms and apply advanced CSS styles, perform search engine optimization, make it accessible to all users, and then publish websites. Prerequisites: Web Design with XHTML, HTML, & CSS: Intermediate or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. create forms,
2. create advanced styles and page layouts,
3. develop the ability to optimize a website for accessibility, and
4. develop the ability to publish a website.

PCP 979 – Programming Introduction

Learn general programming concepts that apply to most programming languages. Students get an overview of programming, create simple programs, create programs using methods, implement the object-oriented methodology, and handle programming errors. Prerequisite: Windows Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. analyze the introductory concepts of programming;
2. create simple programs;
3. create and call methods, and also work with in-built methods;
4. implement various methods of object-oriented programming; and
5. develop the ability to fix programming errors.

PCP 980 – JavaScript Programming

Learn to develop interactive web content using JavaScript. Includes getting started with JavaScript, managing the browser window and the document, manipulating data and functions, validating statements using control constructs, calculating numerical values, and using regular expressions and understanding Ajax. Prerequisites: Web Design with XHTML, HTML, & CSS: Advanced, or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. create and execute a JavaScript script;
2. identify some guidelines to be followed while writing scripts;
3. display messages on the status bar of the browser window, create a new window that helps open linked pages, and manage the window using the properties and methods of the window object;
4. develop the ability to add content to documents, create dynamic documents, and navigate between layers in a document;
5. create a form, store data in it, and manipulate the data;
6. demonstrate an understanding of how to validate data using control constructs;
7. develop the ability to manipulate numerical, string, and date values; and
8. develop the ability to search for a pattern using a regular expression and understand Ajax.

PCP 981 – Object-Oriented Programming and Design

Learn to examine the underlying concepts, identify key phases in software product development, explore software design methodologies and tools, identify the elements of object-oriented programming, determine the use of object-oriented programming in windowed applications, and examine application development for the internet. Prerequisites: Programming Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the key phases in software product development,
2. explore software design methodologies and tools,
3. describe the characteristics and benefits of object-oriented programming,
4. identify the elements of object-oriented programming,
5. determine the use of object-oriented programming in windowed applications, and
6. examine application development for the Internet.

PCP 982 – Excel 2007 New Features

Learn to use Excel 2007 to improve the management, presentation, and distribution of spreadsheets and organize/analyze/present data. For those familiar with earlier versions of Excel.

Course Objectives:
1. explore the new and enhanced Excel 2007 environment,
2. organize data,
3. analyze data, and
4. present data.

PCP 983 – PowerPoint 2007 New Features

Explore the components of the results-oriented interface for the PowerPoint 2007 environment and customize the interface to suit your needs. Learn to create dynamic, visually appealing presentations, finalize them, and secure them with a digital signature for authenticity. For those who have worked with earlier PowerPoint versions.

Course Objectives:
1. explore and customize the PowerPoint 2007 environment;
2. develop the ability to enhance a presentation by applying custom layouts and themes;
3. create dynamic presentations by applying advanced text and graphic effects; and
4. demonstrate an understanding of how to finalize a presentation by customizing slide shows, securing the presentation, and saving the presentation.

PCP 984 – Word 2007 New Features

Explore the components of the results-oriented interface of the Word 2007 environment and customize it to suit your needs. Use the tools to create professional looking, visually appealing documents. Compare different versions of a document, and learn how to finalize and secure it. For those with experience on earlier versions of Word.

Course Objectives:
1. explore the components of the results-oriented interface of the Word 2007 environment,
2. use the tools available in Word 2007 to create professional-looking documents, and
3. complete and secure a document.

PCP 985 – Access 2007 New Features

Explore the commonly used new features in Access 2007 for improving the management, presentation, and distribution of databases. Learn to create tables and forms, queries and reports, and work with external data. For those familiar with earlier versions of Access.

Course Objectives:
1. explore the Access 2007 environment,
2. develop the ability to work with tables and forms,
3. create queries and reports using the enhanced features of Access 2007, and
4. develop the ability to work with external data.

PCP 986 – Computers-Getting to Know Them Part II

Learn the fundamentals of a computer. Intended for students with some computer knowledge. Topics include DOS; Windows; how applications relate to one another and how to create, change, and transfer files and directories.

Course Objectives:
1. use commands and computer techniques to operate a computer;
2. use word processing programs, spreadsheets, and databases; and
3. integrate word processing, spreadsheet, and database software.

PCP 987 – Hosting and Customizing Your Own Blog

Learn to setup and host your blog using WordPress. Topics include installing WordPress, managing user accounts, the dashboard, future-proofing your blog, preparing/publishing your post, working with pages, handling links, coping with comments, working with themes and widgets, using plug-ins, and troubleshooting and maintenance. Prerequisite: Intro to Blogging or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. develop the ability to install and run a WordPress blog;
2. cite ways to set up a site to ensure it can easily grow;
3. develop the ability to be the master of user accounts;
4. manage a site with WordPress Dashboard and extend its capabilities with plug-ins;
5. make the most of images;
6. develop the ability to work with pages, templates, and links and publish posts;
7. identify and deal with comments;
8. develop the ability to find or build a theme; and
9. cite ways to maintain a site and fix common problems.

PCP 988 – Social Media Introduction

Get a broad overview of the world of social media and how businesses are using it. Learn the fundamentals, Web 2.0, social networking, social media channels, its tools and its popular communities. Includes blogs, wikis, microblogs, tagging, RSS, and social networks. Prerequisite: Windows Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. understand the fundamental skills and knowledge of social media basics,
2. understand Web 2.0 terminology,
3. understand social networking behaviors,
4. use social media channels, and
5. use social media tools.

PCP 989 – Computer Animation: Introduction to Flash

Gain your ticket to learning to draw with Flash and produce a short animation. Create your own cartoon-like animation, outlining and revising a storyboard and presenting a short animation to class. Topics include simple animations, basic drawing tools, glow buttons, graphic morphing, and graphic layering. Bring a USB flash drive to class.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of basic computer animation,
2. develop the ability to create cartoon-like animation using Flash,
3. demonstrate an understanding of how to use the basic on-line search for other computer animation software,
4. create one's own storyboard animation,
5. write a simple storyboard, and
6. present one's animation.

PCP 990 – Photoshop Elements 7

Gain instruction in basic functions, tools, and features of Adobe Photoshop Elements 7, including organizing and sharing photos, creations, adjusting color in images, fixing exposure problems, repairing/retouching images, working with text, combining multiple images, and advanced editing techniques. Taught on a PC. Prerequisite: Windows Intro or equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. organize and share photos and creations,
2. develop the ability to adjust color in images,
3. cite ways to fix exposure problems,
4. develop the ability to repair and retouch images,
5. describe how to work with text, and
6. develop the ability to combine multiple images.

PCP 994 – Word 2007

Learn to work more effectively with Word documents. Topics include controlling page appearance, proofing a document, customizing tables and charts, modifying pictures, using templates to automate document creation, automating mail merges, using Word with other programs, collaborating on documents, adding reference marks and notes and securing a document. Intended for students with basic Word knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. develop the ability to control a document¿s page setup and overall appearance,
2. prepare proofed documents to make them more accurate,
3. develop the ability to customize tables, charts, and pictures in a document,
4. use templates to automate document creation,
5. perform mail merges,
6. use macros to automate common tasks,
7. use Word with other programs,
8. cite ways to collaborate on documents,
9. develop the ability to add reference marks and notes,
10. develop the ability to make long documents easier to use, and
11. demonstrate an understanding of how to secure a document.

PCP 995 – Excel 2007

Learn to work more effectively with data in Excel. Topics include performing calculations, formatting a worksheet, managing large workbooks, calculating data with advanced formulas, presenting data using charts, streamlining workflow, auditing worksheets, analyzing data and working with multiple workbooks. Intended for students with basic Excel knowledge.

Course Objectives:
1. develop the ability to perform calculations,
2. demonstrate an understanding of how to format a worksheet,
3. manage large workbooks,
4. calculate with advanced formulas,
5. organize worksheet and table data using various techniques,
6. create and modify charts,
7. increase productivity and improve efficiency by streamlining workflow,
8. develop the ability to collaborate with others using workbooks,
9. assess audit worksheets, and
10. analyze data.

PCP 996 – Create Brochures, Flyers, and More Using Word

Learn the technical skills required to use a variety of desktop publishing techniques to create simple publications with Word. Topics include desktop publishing fundamentals, creating a newsletter using Word, creating an eye-catching flyer and card, saving money with a folder flyer and designing a tri-fold brochure.

Course Objectives:
1. create a flyer incorporating graphics, a page border, and text box;
2. identify some fundamentals of desktop publishing and create a simple banner or card; and
3. design a tri-fold brochure using three column, two-page, landscape layout.

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