October/November Technology Classes at the Bayer Center

The weather may be getting colder, but technology classes are always hot!  Learn something new this season – register online today!

A laptop with a scary halloween pumpkin decal on the lidACCESS DAY
Access Queries Beyond the Wizard
Thursday, Oct. 23 from 9 a.m. – noon

Your Access database holds tons of important information, but do you know how to get that data out either in detailed lists or in summary form? Learn practical and efficient procedures that make your Access database work for you. You’ll learn to:

  • Understand the structure and uses of queries
  • Find needles in haystacks – searching out data through ad hoc queries
  • Conduct complex analysis that doesn’t require hand-counting
  • Create queries that allow users of all skill levels to enter criteria painlessly
  • Manage reports in a user-friendly menu

Access Reports Beyond the Wizard
Thursday, Oct. 23 from 1 – 4 p.m.

You know how to build a table. Creating a form for data entry and lookups is a breeze. You’re a master at creating queries for data output. But then…you export to Excel or Word to format data to use in meetings or to summarize data to accompany the details. This course will teach you:

  • The uses of Access reports – some expected and some unexpected
  • Better ways to format your information legibly and attractively
  • Ordering and grouping records by multiple attributes
  • Summary creation for groups of records and for an entire report
  • Report management with a user-friendly menu

Instructor: Jeff Forster, Bayer Center
Fee: $65 ($55 if paid online) per session OR $100 for the whole day (includes lunch)

Website Planning for Everyone
Tuesday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. – noon

Planning a website starts before the first line of code is written. Whether you are creating a DIY website in-house or hiring an outside designer, this class will help you refine your vision first. Topics include identifying and defining your target audience; selecting and refining website objectives; planning your site navigation and features; and choosing the right look and feel.

Instructor: Cindy Leonard, Bayer Center
Fee: $65 ($55 if paid online)

Writing for the Web and Social Media
Thursday, Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Writing content for your website or social media is very different from writing for other types of communications because of the way people read and use the Web. Learn how to improve your written website and social media content, increase your site’s usability and readability and improve the effectiveness of your online communication channels.

Instructor: Cindy Leonard, Bayer Center
Fee: $125 ($115 if paid online) and includes lunch

DIY Web Design with WordPress
Thursday, Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Are you a website novice who needs to know how to design a basic website that works? WordPress is a website content management system that is great for building and managing websites, even for beginners. Nonprofit staff without previous web design experience and web design staff who want to learn WordPress are welcome.

Instructor: Cindy Leonard, Bayer Center
Fee: $125 ($115 if paid online) and includes lunch