Computer Classes

The library offers a schedule of FREE computer classes for the spring and fall semesters.  

The classes cover BASIC topics such as Introduction to Computers, Excel, Word and more.  For Intermediate classes, we recommend contacting Meridian Technology.  Its course information is listed at the bottom of this page.

Library classes are held in our 10 desktop PC lab in Room 119 of the north building.

To register for classes, please call (405) 372.3633 x 8106 or email askalibrarian@stillwater.org.  Each class meets only once.

*****Students taking any class other than “Introduction to Mousing” must be able to use a mouse.******

Classes for SPRING 2015

  • Mousing – Wednesday, Feb. 18 9:30-11:30 a.m.

The only skill necessary to take this class is the ability to move your hand with the mouse. Participants will learn "left clicking" to make selections; "double clicking;" "right clicking" to bring up menus and additional choices, scrolling; highlighting

  • Top 10 Skills You Need to Start Computing, Wednesday, March 4, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Students must know how to use a mouse or have taken the Mousing class. Students will learn common computer terminology; how to start, shut down, and restart; how to navigate the desktop; how to open, close, and save; types of files and how to find them; how to cut, copy, and paste; using print and print preview; how to access websites using search and a specific URL; the difference between left click, right click, and double click; and keyboard tips.
  • Folders and Directories, Thursday, March 19, 1-3 p.m.

Students must know how to use a mouse or have taken the Mousing class. Students will learn how to create folders; how to file items in folders; where to find saved items and programs; how to organize folders; the different parts of the directory and their functions; how to search for files, folders and programs.

  • Internet Searching, Saturday, March 28, 1-3 p.m.
Students must know how to use a mouse or have taken the Mousing class. Students will learn what the Internet is; how to connect to the internet; browser basics; using search engines and specializing your searches; how to assess search results; and how to perform specialized searches (i.e. images).
  •  Introduction to Microsoft Excel, Thursday, April 9, 6-9 p.m.

Students must have an intermediate mousing ability and know how find and tap keys on the keyboard. Students will learn the uses of spreadsheets; the components of a spreadsheet; parts of the "ribbon," how to enter, edit and delete data in cells; how to create, move, copy and delete rows and columns; how to create a simple formula; how to use the Sum function; how to do simple formatting.

  • Introduction to Microsoft Word, Wednesday, April 29, 6-8 p.m.
Students must have an intermediate mousing ability and know how to find and tap keys on the keyboard. Students will learn the basic features of Microsoft Word 2010. Topics will include creating, saving, and retrieving documents; inserting, editing, and deleting text; formatting text; using the spell check function; using cut, copy, and paste functions; inserting headers and footers; and inserting graphics.

COMING IN MARCH!

One-on-one computer tutoring in a wide array of topics from beginning computing to intermediate skills.

 

meridian

When the library does not have the classes you need, contact our partners at Meridian Technology Center.  Its moderately priced classes are excellent and highly recommended.  MTC offers classes for beginners to advanced users on all computing topics. 

For information about short-term computer classes offered at Meridian Technology Center, view their online catalog below or at www.meridiantech.edu/computertraining.  For further information contact their Computer Training Services at 405-377-3333.