CRANFORD—The following courses are being offered through Union County College’s Division of Economic Development and Continuing Education, on the college’s Cranford campus at 1033 Springfield Avenue. For more information on any course or to register, call 1-908-709-7600.
Microsoft Windows XP – Students will have a complete introduction to Microsoft Windows XP, the system that your computer uses for its operations. Prerequisite: Computers for Beginners recommended. – $99 each section.
Part 1 – Learn to Start Windows, different parts of the Desktop, how to Find and Open Applications, different parts of the screen and how to navigate. Learn how to Resize, Close, Move Active Windows, Create Folders on hard disk and diskette, Save, Move and Rename Files, Delete Files and Folders, the Recycle Bin, Close Applications and Close Windows. – Sat., Oct. 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Microsoft Office Professional 2007 Advanced Level – The Advanced series includes thirty hours of instruction recommended for those who wish to build on the introductory and intermediate concepts and learn the advanced features of the Microsoft Office Suite. Advanced concepts included are described under individual course descriptions in catalog. Prerequisite: Microsoft Office Professional 2007 Beginner and Intermediate Level. – $495 on Sat., Oct. 31 to Dec. 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Microsoft Word 2007 – Become familiar with this popular word processing software package. Prerequisite: Keyboarding (AEC 010), Microsoft Windows 2000 or XP (AECA119) or equivalent recommended. To save your files, please bring a flash drive or a CD.. – $105 each session –
Intermediate – This course covers styles, sections and columns, formatting tables, labels and envelopes, graphics, templates, tracking revisions and web features. Prerequisite: Word 2007 Beginner. – Fri., Oct. 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Advanced – The advanced course teaches the user how to use mail merge for form letters, mailing labels, and envelopes, how to create forms, working with long documents, and using objects and document backgrounds. Prerequisite: Word 2007 Beginner and Intermediate.
Mon./Wed., Oct. 12 and 14 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Is Your Computer Safe? – With all the Viruses, ID Theft, hacking, Spy-ware, and all the other monitoring software out there, it is hard to know who’s looking in. This workshop is designed to explain to you what viruses are and how to try to stop them from killing your computer. Learn the difference between viruses, spam, and spy-ware, and what software you can use to protect your PC or Laptop – $35 –Thurs., Oct. 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Buying Your First Home – Homeownership Now – Homeownership Now is a workshop designed to guide you through all of the financial and administrative hurdles of purchasing real estate so that you can enter the home buying process as educated consumers. In one evening, we’ll cover the following relevant topics that lead to a successful transaction: down payment barrier, steps to qualifying for a mortgage, financing programs (Fannie Mae, HUD, etc). what to look for in a new home, determining how much you can afford, choosing real estate professionals, and how to avoid common and costly roadblocks to a successful closing. Whether you’re buying or selling a $100,000 or $1,000,000 home, Homeownership Now will help you take control of one of the most important financial transactions of your life. – $39 –Thurs., Oct. 8 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Smart Women Finish Rich – At some point in their lives, most women will be responsible for their own finances. This seminar will help women acquire the tools to take control of their own financial future. The seminar starts with a broad overview of women and money and identifies seven steps to financial freedom. The class will review investment styles and cover the basics of investing with stocks, bonds and mutual funds, and the importance of portfolio diversification and asset allocation. – $29 –Tues., Oct. 20 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Strong Women: Powerful Financial Strategies – This class is designed to provide the solid financial strategies needed to achieve peace of mind and financial security. Specifically, the class will cover the “three I’s of investing: Introspection: Reviewing your situation and defining what’s most important to you and what you are trying to achieve. Investigation: Searching for strategies to deal with our particular situation and to achieve your goals in life, and Invitation: Seeking a professional to help achieve the life you desire. If you’ve ever wondered how you can get from Point A to point Z in your financial life, this class is for you. Using these three easy steps, you’ll be able to understand your unique needs, prioritize what’s important to you and learn how you can set yourself on a path to help achieve success and fulfill your life goals. – $29 – Tues, Oct. 27 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Ebay: How To Sell On-Line – Imagine this: You are rummaging around your house or apartment and you find a collection of items that fall into one of the following categories: 1) I don’t think I will ever use/wear this again. Or 2) How can I get rid of this gift from you know who? Your response… garage Sale? Throw it out… WRONG!!! There’s an old saying ‘One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. Join the millions sharing your treasures with the world on EBAY! Learn how easy it is to start offering your treasures with the world on EBAY! Learn how easy it is to start offering your treasure for auction on EBAY. This class will show you the ins and outs of posting creative offerings on EBAY. You will learn how to set up your personal account, how long the auction will run, how to take and post digital images of your treasure, how to set starting bids, set reserve amounts, handle shipping and more. Warning! Ebay has been found to be addictive, fun and profitable. – $49 –Thurs., Oct. 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
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