Technology Classes


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No. 104 COMPUTER BASICS (HS RM F305)

Mondays, September 16th

6:00-8:00 pm (8-weeks)

INSTRUCTOR: TBD

R $64; NR $69; GC $59

Course that's designed for those who are completely new to computers or who feel they need to have more instruction before they can feel confident buying a new computer for their personal or business use. This course covers both PCs and Macs, helping you to have the right information when you're ready to start exploring the Internet or creating a Microsoft document. Lessons include what to look for when purchasing a computer, general history of computers, how to setup and connect to the internet, introduction into applications, basic email functionality and easy to understand explanations to what is “the cloud” and “wifi” and other strange computer lingo.


No. 508 DRONE PHOTOGRAPHY (HS FOOTBALL STADIUM)

Sundays, September 15th (Weather permitting)

9:00-11:00 AM (6-weeks)

INSTRUCTOR: Keith Chrison

R $63; NR $68; GC $57

INTRODUCTION TO DRONES: The world of drones is expanding rapidly. Find out what drones are all about with this class that will cover drones in general including why they are useful and how they compare to other Radio Controlled vehicles. Stress is put on how to be safe, legal, and competent as a drone operator and photographer. Also covered will be some of the ways to make money with drones and how to get FAA Part 107 certified as an sUAS drone pilot. Weather permitting we will fly a drone where each student will take at least one still photo and one video of an object assigned by instructor. Photography and how it applies to drones will be studied in depth throughout the course since one of the biggest features of drones is their ability to carry cameras to unique vantage points. It is not necessary that you already own a drone to attend this class but if you do you are welcome to bring it with you after the first class--do not bring a drone to the first class.

About the instructor: Keith is an FAA Part 107 Certified Drone Pilot (sUAS) and a private airplane pilot, has currently flown over 33 successful, paid drone missions, won several photography awards while owner of Keith Chirsan Photography Studio and Chirsan Commercial Photographics companies (retired), is an A+ Certified Computer Technician, and attended CCAC and PTI.


No. 203 PHOTOGRAPHY I (HS RM F-305)

Tuesdays, September 17th

7:00-9:00 pm (5-weeks)

INSTRUCTOR: Victor Blandburg

R $45; NR $50; GC $40

DSLR: Are you ready to take you camera off auto? Topics include F stop, ISO, Shutter speed, composition, stop motion, proper exposure, and three point lighting. Course includes weekly assignments with review. Software and photo editing are also covered. Bring your DSLR and a few photos to first class for review.


No. 405 PHOTOGRAPHY II: BUILDING ON THE BASICS (HS RM F305)

Thursdays, September 26th

7:00-9:00 pm (5-weeks)

INSTRUCTOR: Victor Blandburg

R $45; NR $50; GC $40

No Classes: 11/28

Now that you have your DSLR camera off auto, what’s next? In this class we will build on what we learned by exploring more detail on photography basics: composition, perspective, stop motion, filters (Black and White), focal length and external flash photography and a bit of studio lighting for products.


No. 204 i-PHONE/ iPAD (HS RM C312)

Tuesdays, September 17th

6:00-8:00 pm (6-weeks)

INSTRUCTOR: TBD

R $40; NR $42; GC $38

Become familiar with the basic functions usage of the iPhone, and also explore some useful and easy-to-learn functions that are slightly beyond the basics. We will explore some popular apps, including some apps that are “must-haves” for quick reference and life hacks. We will also explore apps within specialized themes such as shopping, social media, games, music, photos, video, news, travel, finance, and more! Though the course will focus primarily on iPhone, you can learn a lot about your iPad as well. Most apps and techniques apply to both, and we can spend some time focusing specifically on the iPad device as needed. Bring your devices so you can practice while we learn, and I will address individual questions as well. Please note that this course applies only to Apple devices (iPhone/iPad) NOT Android devices.