This summer I will be teaching three valuable evening classes at Norwalk Community College. These courses will give you some great hands-on experience with two amazing programs: WordPress and Microsoft Access.
The One-Hour Website: How to Create a Website with WordPress
WordPress.com is the fastest and least expensive way to get a professional looking website up and running. No programming language is involved. Join thousands of photographers, bloggers and small businesses creating new WordPress sites each day. In this hands-on course, you will learn how to get a site up quickly, how to refine it with the right design, how to add new content quickly, and how to format pictures for the best impact. We will also discuss how to get your new site noticed by Google. Students need to have an email address/account that they can access from the classroom.
2 Sessions, Tuesday 6:00PM-9:00PM Begins 6/7/2016
Microsoft Access 2013
Databases are indispensable for businesses, and the most popular database program for small businesses is Microsoft Access. This object-oriented relational
database enables even non-technical users to organize, analyze and report on large amounts of complex data. Students will learn the essentials for planning and
designing databases, building and modifying tables and forms, defining table relationships, producing reports, working with queries in Access and integrating with Microsoft Word and Excel. During this six-week class, each student will create a complete database application for managing contacts. Prerequisite: Computer Basics, Intro to Windows or equivalent. Please bring a
flash drive to class.
6 Sessions, Tuesday 6:00PM-9:00PM Begins 6/28/2016
The 2-Hour Database
Small businesses need a database to keep track of hundreds and often thousands of clients, inventory items, and transactions. But most databases are too complex for
business owners to handle on their own. Using simple templates, this course will show you how to get an efficient database up and running in a relatively short time. The course will engage students in handson
training in Microsoft Access, a powerful general-purpose database system. Students will learn how to import data
from Excel, manage data tables, create informative queries, redesign data-entry forms, and generate effective reports. The course will conclude by pointing students
to online resources that will help with their future database challenges.
2 Sessions, Thursday 6:00PM-9:00PM Begins 6/30/2016