Computers & Information Technology

COMPUTERS & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Computer students: please bring a USB flash drive to class.
Classes are taught with Windows 8 and Office 2013 except as noted.

Where required, textbooks can be purchased at the bookstore at 914-606-6475 or ordered online at www.sunywcc.edu

Essential Computer Skills 1 – Operational Skills
Whether you’ve been using the computer for a while or are a new user, you will pick up some tips and new skills from this course! Learn about the Windows desktop (using menus, toolbars, and panes), launching programs, keyboard and mouse operations, and more.
CE-COMP 2073, $140 (+ textbook).
Windows 8
Sec. A: 2 Sat., May 31 & June 7, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, GTW-203. #6039
Sec. B: 1 Mon., June 30, 9:00 am-4:00 pm (includes 1-hour lunch break), GTW-203. #6040
Sec. C: 2 Tues., July 8 & 15, 6:00-9:00 pm, GTW-209. #6041
Windows 7
Sec. D: 2 M/W, June 9 & 11, 6:00-9:00 pm, GTW-215. #6042

Essential Computer Skills 2 – Mastering Windows and File Management
Build your confidence and get control of your computer with these techniques for using Windows. Learn to manage and organize your files and folders; use control panels; protect your computer and your identity with Windows security settings; use Windows Live Mail; get the most from Internet Explorer. Prerequisite: Essential Computer Skills 1 or equivalent experience.
CE-COMP 2074, $280 (+ textbook).
Windows 8
Sec. A: 4 Sat., June 14-July 12 (skip 7/5), 9:00 am-12:00 noon, GTW-203. #6043
Sec. B: 2 Mon., July 7 & 14, 9:00 am-4:00 pm (includes 1-hour lunch break), GTW-203. #6044
Sec. C: 4 Tues. July 22-Aug. 12, 6:00-9:00 pm, GTW-209. #6045
Windows 7
Sec. D: 4 M/W, June 16-25, 6:00-9:00 pm, GTW-215. #6046

Save 10% when you register for both Essential Computer Skills classes during the Summer for only $378.
Savings will reflect when your course fees are calculated after enrolling.

NEW! Keyboarding on the Computer
This course provides students with the basic skills necessary to learn touch typing on a computer keyboard. The ability to type faster and accurately saves time and increases productivity. Keyboarding and word processing experience is not required for this hands-on class.
CE-COMP 2016, 5 Thurs., May 29-June 26, 6:00-7:30 pm, GTW-215, $95. #6054

NEW! Cybersecurity Awareness
Everyone who uses a computer, whether for personal or business reasons, needs to be aware of the security threats that can compromise your sensitive information or system. This workshop provides relevant and current information regarding best practices and policies to prevent security breaches. You’ll gain a firm understanding of malicious programs and the tools and strategies to protect your data and computer. Hands-on lab work introduces you to these dangerous scenarios in a controlled environment.
CE-COMP 2116, 4 Tues., June 3-24, 6:00-7:30 pm, CLA-306, $280. #6055

Social Networking and Internet Applications

Social Media for the Masses
Social media continues to grow and transform itself. Learn how to connect and more efficiently use several of the more popular social media sites: LinkedIn, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Flixster, Google Plus, Flickr. Learn how to connect these sites, understand when to “like” something, set security features, promote yourself, join groups, understand hashtags, and social media “etiquette.” This course will introduce these sites and get you on the road to using social media more effectively. Prerequisite: Essential Computer Skills 1 or equivalent experience.
CE-COMP 2015, 4 T/Th, May 27-June 5, 6:00-9:00 pm, GTW-209, $135. #6008

Using Pinterest, a Social Network for Fun and Profit
Pinterest is a social network that allows you to save images from anywhere, along with links to where they were found, and to organize them into virtual bulletin boards or inspiration boards. Learn to create your own Pinboards, re-pin and “like” images that others have posted and how to use Pinterest in marketing your business.
CE-COMP 2109, $65.
Sec. A: 2 M/W, June 16 & 18, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, GTW-209. #6051
Sec. B: 2 Thurs., July 24 & 31, 6:00-9:00 pm, GTW-209. #6052

Social Networking with Facebook
Facebook and other social networks, such as YouTube and Farmville, enable millions of older adults to stay involved with children, grandchildren, and distant family members. Learn how to find and connect with old friends and family members to share activities and renew relationships. Join millions of others of all ages in the fun of managing virtual farms on the Internet. Share photos and videos to stay in touch. Prerequisite: Essential Computer Skills 1 and 2 or equivalent experience.
CE-COMP 2071, $90.
Sec. A: 2 M/W, June 9 & 11, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, GTW-209. #6038
Sec. B: 2 Thurs., July 10 & 17, 6:00-9:00 pm, GTW-209. #6037

Looking to learn web page design, HTML, Dreamweaver or creating graphics for the web? Check out our online courses at www.ed2go.com/sunywcc

Microsoft Office Applications
Prepare for the Microsoft Office certification exams or just build new skills. Our Microsoft applications courses are taught using MS Office 2013 except where noted.

MS Word – Level 1
Get started with Word even if you have never done word processing before. Covers editing documents, formatting text, paragraphs and documents, and creating and formatting tables – fundamental skills for creating letters, reports and documents. Prerequisite: Essential Computer Skills 1 and 2 or equivalent experience.
CE-COMP 2029, $280 (+ textbook).
Word 2013
Sec. A: 4 M/W, June 2-11, 6:00-9:00 pm, GTW-209. #6025
Sec. B: 4 M/W, July 21-30, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, GTW-203. #6026
Word 2010
Sec. C: 4 T/Th, July 8-17, 6:00-9:00 pm, GTW-215. #6027

MS Word – Level 2
Expand your skills and enhance your documents by adding graphics, using styles and templates, and managing multi-page documents. Create personalized mailings by merging data into your documents. Learn how easy it is to turn your Word document into a web page. Prerequisite: Microsoft Word Level 1 or equiv. experience.
CE-COMP 2030, $280 (+ textbook).
Word 2013
Sec. A: 4 M/W, June 16-25, 6:00-9:00 pm, GTW-209. #6028
Sec. B: 4 M/W, Aug. 4-13, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, GTW-203. #6029
Word 2010
Sec. C: 4 T/Th, July 22-31, 6:00-9:00 pm, GTW-215. #6030

MS Word – Level 3
Master more advanced features of Word such as building forms, creating charts and diagrams, collaborating with others on a document, working with references, advanced graphics, and integrating Word with other applications. Prerequisite: Microsoft Word Level 2 or equivalent experience.
CE-COMP 2031, $280 (+ textbook).
Word 2013
Sec. A: 4 M/W, July 7-16, 6:00-9:00 pm, GTW-209. #6031
Sec. B: 4 M/W, Aug. 18-27, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, GTW-203. #6032
Word 2010
Sec. C: 4 T/Th, Aug. 5-14, 6:00-9:00 pm, GTW-215. #6033

Save $$ when you register for all three Word classes during the Summer for only $756.
Savings will be reflected when your course fees are calculated after enrolling.

MS Excel – Level 1
Get started with Excel even if you have nevert used a spreadsheet before. Includes building and editing worksheets, formatting a worksheet, working with charts and working with formulas and functions. Prerequisite: Essential Computer Skills 1 and 2 or equivalent experience.
CE-COMP 2020, $280 (+ textbook).
Excel 2013
Sec. A: 4 T/Th, June 3-13, 6:00-9:00 pm, GTW-203. #6012
Sec. B: 4 M/W, July 21-30, 1:00-4:00 pm, GTW-203. #6013
Excel 2010
Sec. C: 4 M/W, July 7-16, 6:00-9:00 pm, GTW-215. #6014

MS Excel – Level 2
Expand your skills in Excel by learning to use and analyze tables and enhance your charts and worksheets. Explore techniques for managing workbooks, sharing Excel files, and incorporating web information. Prerequisite: Microsoft Excel Level 1 or equivalent experience.
CE-COMP 2021, $280 (+ textbook).
Excel 2013
Sec. A: 4 T/Th, June 17-26, 6:00-9:00 pm, GTW-203. #6015
Sec. B: 4 M/W, Aug. 4-13, 1:00-4:00 pm, GTW-203. #6016
Excel 2010
Sec. C: 4 M/W, July 21-30, 6:00-9:00 pm, GTW-215. #6017

MS Excel – Level 3
Master more advanced features of Excel such as analyzing data with PivotTables, exchanging data with other programs, and advanced worksheet management. Prerequisite: Microsoft Excel Level 2 or equivalent experience.
CE-COMP 2022, $280 (+ textbook).
Excel 2013
Sec. A: 4 T/Th, July 8-17, 6:00-9:00 pm, GTW-203. #6018
Sec. B: 4 M/W, Aug. 18-27, 1:00-4:00 pm, GTW-203. #6019
Excel 2010
Sec. C: 4 M/W, Aug. 4-13, 6:00-9:00 pm, GTW-215. #6020

Save $$ when you register for all three Excel classes during the Summer for only $756.
Savings will be reflected when your course fees are calculated after enrolling.

MS Access – Level 1
Get started with Access, the Office Suite’s powerful database program. Includes building and editing tables, using queries, forms and reports, and modifying your database structure. Prerequisite: Essential Computer Skills 1 and 2 or equivalent experience.
CE-COMP 2017, 4 M/W, June 30-July 9, 6:00-9:00 pm, GTW-203, $280 (+ textbook). #6009

MS Access – Level 2
Expand your skills in Access by learning to create multiple table queries, develop forms and subforms, create charts and PivotTables, and build advanced queries. Explore how to share Access data with other applications and enhance your reports. Prerequisite: Microsoft Access Level 1 or equivalent experience.
CE-COMP 2018, 4 M/W, July 14-23, 6:00-9:00 pm, GTW-203, $280 (+ textbook). #6010

MS Access – Level 3
Master more advanced features of Access such as creating macros, creating modules, and developing advanced forms and reports. Learn how to simplify the database interface for other users and tips for maintaining your database. Prerequisite: Microsoft Access Level 2 or equivalent experience.
CE-COMP 2019, 4 M/W, July 28-Aug. 6, 6:00-9:00 pm, GTW-203, $280 (+ textbook). #6011

Save $$ when you register for all three Access classes during the Summer for just $756
Savings will be reflected when your course fees are calculated after enrolling.

MS PowerPoint – Level 1
Learn the basics of this easy-to-use program to create visually compelling presentations and slides. Wizards and templates give you a quick start on professional presentations and you’ll also learn to develop your own designs with text, graphics and special effects. Prerequisite: Essential Computer Skills 1 and 2 or equivalent experience.
CE-COMP 2025, 4 M/W, July 21-30, 6:00-9:00 pm, GTW-209, $280 (+ textbook). #6022

MS PowerPoint – Level 2
Enhance your presentations with a variety of chart types. Integrate PowerPoint with other programs, like Excel, to represent data graphically with more impact. Include multimedia and web resources in your presentations. Explore options for preparing a presentation for live delivery, web delivery, and distribution on CD. Prerequisite: Microsoft PowerPoint Level 1 or equivalent. $280 (+ textbook).
CE-COMP 2026, 4 M/W, Aug. 4-13, 6:00-9:00 pm, GTW-209, $280 (+ textbook). #6023

Save $$ when you register for both MS PowerPoint classes during the Summer for just $504
Savings will be reflected when your course fees are calculated after enrolling.

MS Outlook – Email Functions
Tame your Inbox with these techniques for managing your email. Learn the many options Outlook provides for creating, reading and sending email, working with attachments, flagging and categorizing messages, and working with distribution lists and your contacts. Prerequisite: Essential Computer Skills 1 and 2 or equivalent experience.
CE-COMP 2079, 2 T/Th, July 22-24, 6:00-9:00 pm, GTW-203, $140 (+ textbook). #6047

MS Outlook – Calendars and Task Management
Outlook is more than just email! Improve your time and task management with advanced features of Outlook mail, the powerful calendar and meeting scheduler, contacts and address book, and task manager. Prerequisite: Essential Computer Skills 1 and 2 or equivalent experience.
CE-COMP 2080, 2 T/Th, July 29-31, 6:00-9:00 pm, GTW-203, $140 (+ textbook). #6047

MS Office Skills Non-Credit Certificate
The applications in the Microsoft Office Suite (Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint) are widely used and these skills are expected of today’s working professional. Complete our series of classes in these four programs to qualify for this non-credit certificate. Apply for the certificate upon completing all requirements.

Microsoft Office – One on One
Get the benefits of the expertise of our experienced instructors in a one on one, two-hour session! Whether you want a private tutorial or you’re struggling with getting an Office application to do what you need, our One on One program can help. We will match you with one of our excellent instructors to meet at our Valhalla campus for a session arranged by appointment. Call Mary Beth Jerry at 914-606-7904 to set an appointment time. A two-hour session is $240.

Microsoft Certification Training – Online Programs
If our class schedule doesn’t match your availability, you can still train for a new career and sharpen your computer skills by enrolling in our online class offered in partnership with Ed2Go. For more information, visit http://careertraining.ed2go.com/sunywcc


Take Your Microsoft Office Certification Exams on Campus!
You can now take your Microsoft Office Specialist certification exams at the Valhalla campus. Contact Mary Beth Jerry by email at marybeth.jerry@sunywcc.edu or 914-606-7904 for further details or to make a test appointment.

Business Solutions with Microsoft Office
Your time and training dollars are stretched – these short courses are designed to teach just the skills you require to meet specific business needs

MS Word Basics
Learn the fundamentals of word processing for creating basic documents. Enter and edit text, correct spelling and grammar as you type, change fonts and font sizes, emphasize text, set margins and tabs, use bullets and numbering, create an envelope, search for and replace text. Prerequisite: Essential Computer Skills 1 and 2 or equivalent experience.
CE-COMP 2032, 1 Thurs., May 29, 9:00 am-4:00 pm (includes 1-hour lunch break), GTW-203, $140 (+ textbook). #6034

Creating Brochures, Flyers and Newsletters with MS Word
Learn to use clip art, graphics, Word Art objects and watermarks, insert special characters and symbols, format text in columns, and use borders and shading. Prerequisite: Word Basics or equivalent experience.
CE-COMP 2009, 1 Thurs., June 5, 9:00 am-4:00 pm (includes 1-hour lunch break), GTW-203, $140. #6007

Creating Custom Mailings with Word Mail Merge
Design form letters with merge fields; create data lists in Word or use data from Excel or Access; sort and select data records; create mailing labels. Prerequisite: Word Basics or Word Level 1 or equivalent experience. Excel and/or Access experience is helpful.
CE-COMP 2006, 1 Thurs., June 12, 9:00 am-1:00 pm, GTW-203, $70. #6005

MS Excel Basics
Learn the fundamentals: enter and edit text and values; create simple formulas; select cells and ranges; move around the worksheet; change column widths and row heights; insert and delete rows and columns; format numbers; copy and move data from one location to another using menus, fill-handle and drag and drop; save, retrieve and print worksheets. Prerequisite: Essential Computer Skills 1 and 2 or equivalent experience.
CE-COMP 2023, 1 Thurs., June 19, 9:00 am-4:00 pm (includes 1-hour lunch break), GTW-203, $140. #6021

Data Management with MS Excel
Learn to sort data with multiple keys, validate data, create a data-entry form and get subtotals based on various criteria. Use named ranges and Lookup tables to retrieve and summarize data. Import data into Excel from other applications. Prerequisite: Excel Basics or Excel Level 1 or equivalent experience.
CE-COMP 2010, 1 Thurs., July 17, 9:00 am-4:00 pm (includes 1-hour lunch break), GTW-203, $140. #6006

Using MS Excel Functions
Learn to use a variety of financial and statistical functions to analyze your data. Develop conditional calculations using the logical functions. Track time-dependent data with date and time functions. Prerequisite: Excel Basics, MS Excel Level 1 or equivalent experience.
CE-COMP 2010, 1 Thurs., July 10, 9:00 am-4:00 pm (includes 1-hour lunch break), GTW-203, $140. #6036

Using MS Excel Charts
Excel supports a wide variety of standard types of charts and graphs. Create effective charts that clearly and accurately convey the meaning of your data. Prerequisite: Excel Basics or Excel Level 1 or equivalent experience.
CE-COMP 2034, 1 Thurs., July 31, 9:00 am-1:00 pm, GTW-203, $70. #6035

Using PivotTables in Excel
A PivotTable is an interactive table that automatically extracts, organizes, and summarizes your data, making it easier to analyze. If you work with large data sets, PivotTables can help you make comparisons, detect patterns and relationships, and analyze trends with ease. Prerequisite: Excel Level 2 or equivalent experience.
CE-COMP 2086, 1 Thurs., July 24, 9:00 am-1:00 pm, GTW-203, $70. #6050

NEW! Data Analysis with Excel
Get a handle on some of Excel’s more advanced features for analyzing your data including Dashboards with slicers and timelines, creating What If Scenarios, and using the Inquire add-in. Prerequisite: MS Excel Level 2 or equivalent experience.
CE-COMP 2115, 2 M/W, May 19 & 21, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, GTW-209, $140. #6053

MS Access Basics
Learn the fundamentals of developing a database in this powerful application. This intensive course will give you a quick introduction to the concepts and tools you need to get started in creating tables, forms, queries and reports. Prerequisite: Essential Computer Skills 1 and 2 or equivalent experience.
CE-COMP 2081, 1 Thurs., Aug. 14, 9:00 am-4:00 pm (includes 1-hour lunch break), GTW-203, $140 (+ textbook). #6049

MS PowerPoint Basics
Learn the fundamental skills needed to create effective PowerPoint presentations that incorporate text, graphics, charts, and tables. Prerequisite: Essential Computer Skills 1 and 2 or equivalent experience.
CE-COMP 2027, 1 Thurs., Aug. 7, 9:00 am-4:00 pm (includes 1-hour lunch break), GTW-203, $140 (+ textbook). #6024

Programming

Introduction to SQL
This course will allow the student to understand and write SQL (Structured Query Language), the language used to manipulate and read data from relational databases such as Access, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server.
CE-COMP 2102, 3 Sat., June 7-21, 9:00 am-4:00 pm (includes 1-hour lunch break), GTW-215, $350 (+ textbook). #6056

Advanced SQL
This course is a follow up to the Introduction to SQL course, and shows the student how to take full advantage of SQL’s expressive power that goes far beyond the simple SELECT statement. Topics include applying real-world scenarios based on instructor experiences. Prerequisite: Introduction to SQL.
CE-COMP 2108, 3 Sat., July 12-26, 9:00 am-4:00 pm (includes 1-hour lunch break), GTW-215, $350 (+ textbook). #6057

Looking to learn Java, C#, Python? Check out our online courses at www.ed2go.com/sunywcc

Project Management

Cheetah Learning Accelerated Project Management Master Certificate
Become a leader of change in your organization as you develop the skills to competently and confidently lead a fast and effective project management team. This 125-hour online program teaches you critical negotiation skills, helps you create a customized project Management Toolbox of best practices and includes a demonstration project. All instructors have PMP certification. Tuition for the Certificate Program is $5,427. If you are preparing for your PMP certification, take this certificate with an integrated PMP Exam Prep for $8,190.

Cheetah PM Fundamentals Certificate prepares you to earn the Project Management Institute’s Certified Associate in Project Management credential (CAPM) and build your PM skills. This 85-hour program includes access to certified CAPM coaches as you prepare to take the CAPM exam. $3,275.

Cheetah Online Exam Prep for the PMP® Exam includes the two-week Cheetah Exam Prep® for the PMP® Pre-Course which satisfies PMI’s required 35 hours of education. Prepare for the exam with access to a personal PMP exam prep coach for four weeks. $3,163.
Email PDC@sunywcc.edu for details on these online programs offered in partnership with Cheetah Learning.

Employer-Sponsored Staff Training and Development Programs

The Professional Development Center at Westchester Community College helps local employers provide high-quality, up-to-date, and affordable training programs for their employees. They are delivered locally, cutting down on travel and time away from the office. If you’re looking for programs for your staff members in leadership or management; business acumen; business communications such as writing or presenting; sales and customer service; technology including Microsoft Office training; or English as Second Language and other language training, please contact us at 914-606-6669 or 914-606-6598 or visit our websitewww.sunywcc.edu/pdc.

Digital Art Computer Classes in Peekskill
For more information or to register, call 914-606-7300. The Center for the Digital Artsis located at 27 N. Division Street. Software versions are subject to change.

Intro to the Mac
Computers provide essential life skills for adults to function effectively. Computer Art and Design programs require basic knowledge of a Macintosh operating system. This introductory class, for those new to the computer or to the Apple Operating System, explains the hardware and software. This course is intended for those with low computer literacy skills. Beginners will learn basic skills, i.e., using the mouse, using menus and icons, managing files, folders and windows, and navigation in text. The use of storage media and printers will be explained.
CE-COMP 1000PE, $35.
Sec. A: 1 Mon., June 9, 9:30 am-12:30 pm. #5844
Sec. B: 1 Wed., July 9, 6:30-9:30 pm. #5845

Open Studio Access Package at Peekskill
The Center for the Digital Arts at Peekskill is an artist’s space and a friendly environment in which to work. The Center hosts five Apple post-production studios including two video labs, an animation studio, and facilities for other digital projects. This package is for the professional or aspiring artist with competent computer skills who wants to continue to develop a portfolio and use the Center’s resources. Note: Interview with Technical Support Manager required; choose daily access fee or package fee.
CE-DGART 2003PE, M/T/W/Th, May 27-Aug. 1, 9:00 am-9:00 pm and F, 9:00-11:30 am, Package Fee $302. #5846
CE-DGART 2050PE, daily access subscription fee $27 per day (+ $50 lab fee).

Quick Start to Photoshop CS6 in 24 Hours
Learn to use the latest version of Photoshop with time management features and enhancements for web and video designers. This training package will include: imaging formats, use of Photoshop in computer imaging, and output for the web. No previous experience with Photoshop is necessary; previous computer experience required.
CE-DGART 2042PE, 8 M/W, June 2-25, 6:00-9:00 pm, $386 (+ $50 lab fee). #5847

Quick Start to InDesign CS6 in 24 Hours
Learn to use the latest version of InDesign and take advantage of the integrative power of CS and the dynamic nature of its print-to-web solutions. Includes: an overview of graphic layout and design, an overview of interface and tools, and a hands-on exercise. No previous experience with InDesign is necessary; previous computer experience required.
CE-DGART 2041PE, 8 T/Th, July 8-July 31, 6:00-9:00 pm, $386 (+ $50 lab fee). #5848

Quick Start to WordPress
Learn to create your own blog or website with WordPress. This introduction will give you an overview of the most important concepts and techniques. You’ll learn the difference between self-hosting and using a free site, how to install WordPress, how to add content to posts, and more. This course is intended for beginners who have no experience with WordPress.
CE-DGART 2045PE, 2 M/W, June 2 & 4, 6:00-9:00 pm, $235 (+ $50 lab fee). #5849

Quick Start to Photoshop Elements
Learn to use the latest version of Adobe Photoshop Elements with a focus on personal photo imaging. This course will provide an overview of the software. In addition to learning the basics of the Adobe Photoshop Elements workspace, step-by-step procedures on how to adjust, fix, and organize your photographs will be demonstrated with the opportunity to practice on instructor-provided images. This course is perfect for the beginner interested in learning digital imaging for personal use with an eye towards further enhancing their imaging skills.
CE-DGART 2028PE, 2 T/Th, June 10 & 12, 6:00-9:00 pm, $235 (+ $50 lab fee). #5850

Quick Start to the iPad for Artists and Designers

Do you have an iPad and want to learn more about it? This is an entry level course to help you explore the iPad as a creative tool. The iPad can be used as a consumption device but may also be used by artists and designers to create and to teach. This course is designed for artists and designers to learn iOS basics and differentiate amongst the many cloud based apps, input/output options for printing and file sharing. In addition the course will cover: buttons and connections, touch control gestures, organizing your home screen, synching with iTunes, downloading apps, word processing, digital imaging, presentation creation, video conferencing, communications and Internet use, etc. No previous experience is required.
CE-DGART 2059PE, 2 M/W June 16 & 18, 6:00-9:00 pm, $235 (+ $50 lab fee). #5851