Vance-Granville Community College: Computer classes scheduled at main campus in January

Jan. 03, 2013 @ 08:00 PM


Vance-Granville Community College is now registering students for several short-term computer courses starting this month on the college’s main campus in Vance County.

First, the “Beginner’s Guide to Computers & Internet,” is scheduled for Tuesdays from 6-10 p.m., Jan. 8-Feb. 12. Novice students will be introduced to the common components and many uses of personal computers through the Windows environment. Instructors will also teach students effective ways to make the most of the Internet in their daily lives.

Another course, “QuickBooks for Small Business,” will be held on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-9:30 p.m., Jan. 16-Feb. 20. Students will learn the types of information that businesses need to track and how to enter and track that information. In addition, students will learn to invoice customers, record customer payments, pay bills to outside vendors, manage inventory and analyze financial data.

A daytime course on Microsoft Word and Excel 2010 is set for Thursdays, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Jan. 10-Feb. 14. Knowledge of these processing and spreadsheet programs is frequently listed as a requirement for employment.

Finally, “Digital Photography & Photo Editing” is scheduled for Mondays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Jan. 14-Feb. 25. Students will learn the basics of operating digital cameras and receive training in digital photography software, printing, internet and e-mail use. Course topics also include storage, file management, photo editing, digital imagery, formal and informal photography and the use of light.

For each course, the registration fee is $65, with other college fees totaling $7. Registration fees for one course per semester will be waived for N.C. resident seniors, ages 65 and above.

For more information and to register for any computer courses, call (252) 738-3417 or (252) 738-3324.