SCC's Workforce Solutions Announces Upcoming Non-Credit Online Classes

Somerset Community College’s Workforce Solutions department is pleased to announce upcoming classes that make it easy for anyone to take high-quality, non-credit online courses no matter where he or she is located.

Through a partnership with ed2go, SCC offers hundreds of courses on just about every topic.   Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction and interaction with fellow students, you’ll gain valuable knowledge at your convenience. You’ll have the flexibility to study at your own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course. The courses can be accessed 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.

New sessions of each six-week online course start monthly, with two lessons released weekly (for a total of 12). Each high-quality course includes comprehensive lessons, quizzes, assignments and a discussion area. Dedicated instructors facilitate every course; pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback and facilitating discussions.   Registration fee is $100.

To learn more, contact Jil Swearingen in SCC’s Workforce Solutions Department at 606-451-6696, or visit online at:  http://www.ed2go.com/somersetcc/

Below are examples of some classes offered through SCC’s Workforce Solutions partnership with ed2go:

Introduction to Lightroom 5

Do you have a lot of images to manage? Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 is a fantastic tool for any digital photographer who needs to edit and sort images quickly. Whether you're a busy parent shooting lots of pictures or a professional photographer with many clients, Lightroom 5 will help you get the results you want in a lot less time.

In this course, you'll see how Lightroom 5 can help you prepare, edit, and organize your photos quickly and effectively. Using Lightroom 5's non-destructive editing, you'll be able to control how you edit your images and make additional alterations later. You'll learn to apply changes to multiple images while developing an efficient image processing workflow. You'll also see how to organize, tag, and make collections with Lightroom's powerful organization tools; create customized slideshows and presentations; and fine-tune the overall color and lighting of your images. You can use Lightroom 5 as a companion to Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, or other digital photo editors, and you can export or print your work in exactly the size or format you need. 

So put some polish on your photos, save time, impress clients, and stay organized as you unlock the mysteries of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5. The hands-on, easy-to-follow exercises in this course will help you perfect your collections of digital photos!

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010

Do you work with numbers? Then you need to master Microsoft Excel 2010—and this is the place to do it. In this easy online course, you’ll discover dozens of shortcuts and tricks for setting up fully formatted worksheets quickly and efficiently. You’ll learn the secrets behind writing powerful formulas, using functions, sorting and analyzing data, designing custom charts, creating three-dimensional workbooks, building links, working with templates, and creating macros and custom toolbar buttons. By the time you’re done, you’ll be using Excel like a professional.  

Note:  "Starter Version" and "Web App" versions of Microsoft Excel 2010 will not work with the full version of Excel taught in this course. 

Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2010

Take your Excel skills to the next level! In these hands-on lessons, you'll master charting, PivotTables, Slicers, Sparklines and other advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2010. You'll learn how to harness the power of Excel's data analysis and filtering tools and see how easy it is to create macros that eliminate repetitive tasks. You'll also set yourself apart from the casual Excel user by adding VLOOKUP, INDEX & MATCH, and Excel's other time-saving functions to your repertoire. So get ready for six fun, action-packed weeks that will make you an Excel expert!

Introduction to QuickBooks 2013

Learn how to quickly and efficiently gain control over the financial aspects of your small business with this powerful accounting software program.  In 12 lessons, you'll master the tools you'll need to set up a chart of accounts; reconcile your checking account; create and print invoices, receipts, and statements; track your payables, inventory, and receivables; create estimates; and generate reports.  With QuickBooks, you get the same ease of use of Quicken coupled with a more traditional approach to accounting to meet the needs of small to midsized businesses. Whether you're new to QuickBooks or have already used earlier versions of this accounting software program, this course will empower you to take control of financial accounting for your business.

Introduction to PC Troubleshooting

Don't spend your hard-earned cash on expensive PC repairs! The vast majority of the problems people experience with their computers are completely avoidable, and most can be solved with nothing more than a few minutes of your time. Intro to PC Troubleshooting takes you step by step through the typical hardware and operating system problems encountered by technicians, teaching troubleshooting techniques to decipher any problem, and giving you the skills you need to solve them. Once you've mastered the basics, the course launches into some of the more advanced and nasty problems that crop up in the PC, teaching you how to diagnose and fix those problems as well! Finally, Intro to PC Troubleshooting shows you how to maintain and optimize a Windows PC. So what are you waiting for? Let's troubleshoot - and fix - some PCs!