The Northview High School Business Professionals of America students are offering adult education computer classes to help pay for the $4,000 in student expenses for five students who will attend the National Conference in Dallas, Texas, May 5-10.
Only the top three placements in judged events or the top five in test events at the State Conference advance to Nationals.
Of the 17 students from Northview that attended the State Conference, five continued on to the National Conference, including Chase Shields and Shawnie Brewer (Computer Animation Team), Hannah VanHorn (Advanced Interview Skills), Jennifer Price (Word Processing) and Kalieb Holley (C++ Programming).
Classes range from the basics, which will include how to use the computer such as mouse clicks, making folders, and saving a work document. A windows/Internet class, which includes how to make shortcuts to the screen, change screen savers, surf and search the Internet.
There are three levels of Microsoft Word classes. The first level includes how to use word processing software beginning with cut, paste, fonts, margins, tabs, and graphics. The second level will include pulling graphics from the web into word document, tables, and borders. The third level class will include mail merge and voice recognition.
PowerPoint classes will include how to scan pictures as well as use pictures from digital cameras to make a computer slide show.
There are two levels for Microsoft Excel. The first level will include basic typing in a spreadsheet and adding columns. The second level features formatting, graphics, and advanced formulas.
There is also a class offered in which people can bring their laptop and shortcuts will be set up and arranged, as well as the removal of unneeded icons. If Word 2007 is installed on the computer, then the students are willing to teach this.
Classes are April 7, April 9, April 14 and April 16, 6-8 p.m., and they are $20 each or all four nights for $50. For more information contact Beth Moody at 448-2661, ext. 1260.