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Employers: Cabrillo Extension can create an account for your company that allows your employees to request your approval to register for our classes. With the company account we can then invoice you when your employees register for a Cabrillo Extension class. Your company account will allow you to approve any registration requests made by your employees, and review or print their transactions.

Click here to Request for Company Account for your business, or feel free to call our office at
831-479-6331, and we'd be happy to help you set up an account.

 

Wordpress Part 1: Website Set-Up from Scratch

Would you like to have a website, but you have no idea where to start? Do you have a business that you want to promote online? Does paying a designer seems like too big of an expense? Do you want to start a blog to write about something you feel passionate about, but you don’t know how to promote it? Are you are organizing an event that needs a web page? Then this workshop is for you! A Wordpress website is inexpensive and simpler to design and maintain than you might think.

This workshop will start at the very beginning and help you with the basics of how to setup and maintain a Wordpress website. Learn how to get a domain name, set-up hosting, and review all the settings you need to know step-by-step. This workshop will get you set up and ready to build your website or blog.

This class requires strong computer skills. It is designed for people who do not yet have a site and want to learn how to begin building a website. 

4 Thu., Sept. 14 - Oct. 5
6:30 - 9:00 pm
Room: 1097
Register by Sept. 11: $95
Register after Sept. 11: $118

 

register online


Anthony Garcia
- see bio below

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Wordpress Part 2: Website Design from Planning to Launch

Okay, you have an idea, a domain name, hosting...heck you’ve even installed Wordpress! What now? Or maybe you have an old site, but it’s in desperate need of an update. In this workshop you will learn how to plan out your new or re-designed website and build a design that will be engaging for your users and give you a web presence you can be proud of. We will learn how to develop a site map, wireframes, write content, and prepare images. We’ll discuss how to pick a theme, and how to implement your design in Wordpress.

This class requires strong computer skills. It is designed for people who have a basic setup but need to build a new site or update an old one. How to acquire domain names, hosting, and setup are covered in the “Wordpress Set-up from Scratch” class. 

3 Thu., Oct. 12 - 26
6:30 - 9:00 pm
Room: 1097
Register by Sept. 11: $85
Register after Sept. 11: $98

 

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Anthony Garcia
- see bio below

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Wordpress Part 3: Advanced Techniques for a Web-Design Business

You know how to build a Wordpress website, and you’re already a pro. In fact, you’ve got several clients that you’ve designed sites for and they are happy customers. But how can you take your business to the next level? How can you get your clients coming back for more? And how do you manage all these client’s sites as efficiently as possible?

In this workshop you will learn advanced techniques for managing multiple Wordpress websites, setting up a staging environment, and pushing changes to the live site. Also, we will discuss how to o er your clients an even better website experience as well as giving you an opportunity to develop a steady ongoing income by offering them additional services that improve performance and keep their sites safe and secure.

This class is for people who want to design and manage multiple Wordpress websites, and improve their professional skills. Strong computer and web design skills are required. 

3 Thu., Nov. 2 - 16
6:30 - 9:00 pm
Room: 1097
Register by Sept. 11: $85
Register after Sept. 11: $98

 

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Anthony Garcia
, BFA, is a certified editor from Apple in FCP7 and Adobe Premiere. He has taught photography, design and special effects classes and is currently making two feature films and one short film.

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Intro to Adobe Illustrator

Learn to create detailed, professional illustrations and drawings digitally, whether you draw by hand or want to create an illustration from your photos. Adobe Illustrator is a large application and this is your chance to get acquainted with some of the basic tools and techniques most useful for graphic artists & photographers. Find out how to vectorize your pencil or ink drawings, convert a photo into editable vectors, create gradients, use layers, create repeating patterns, designer text tricks on a path and more. Much of what will be learned will be useful for Photoshop and InDesign as well.


3 Wed., Sept. 27 - Oct. 11 - NEW DATES!
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Room: 317
Register by Sept. 11: $95
Register after Sept. 11: $110

 

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Alixandra Mullins
- see bio below

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Intro to Surface Textile Design with Adobe Illustrator

Learn to create detailed, professionally illustrated patterns for fabric using Adobe Illustrator. Whether you draw detailed designs by hand, want to create a fabric pattern from your photos or draw freehand using Illustrator's tools, this class will teach you how to get your pattern ready for fabric.

Illustrator is a large application and this is your chance to focus on Surface Textile Patterns to be printed on fabric. Techniques most useful for graphic artists & Surface Textile designers will be covered. Find out how to vectorize your pencil or ink drawings, add and control colors for related designs, trace and edit your design and turn it into a usable repeating pattern design for printing on yards of fabric. Learn where and how to print or license your surface textile pattern.

Bring a flash thumb drive and line drawings if desired.

This class will be taught on a Mac, but is adaptable to Windows.

3 Tue., August 15-29
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Room: 317
Register by June 5: $95
Register after June 5: $110

 

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3 Wed., Nov. 1 - 15
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Room: 317
Register by Sept. 11: $95
Register after Sept. 11: $110

 

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Alixandra Mullins
has been a professional media and graphic designer for over 10 years and has taught Digital Media at Gavilan and Cabrillo Colleges.

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Photoshop for the Hobby Photographer

photoshop hobby

You can create the best photos ever digitally, whether you use a digital camera, or scan your photos. Photoshop is a huge application and this is your chance to get acquainted with some of the basic Photoshop tools and techniques most useful for hobby photographers. Find out how to repair damaged photographs, correct color, remove unwanted elements, transform your photographs into sepia tones or hand-tinted looks, and more. Much of what will be learned will be useful for Photoshop Elements as well. This class will be taught on a Mac computer, but is adaptable to Windows.

Students should bring a brown bag lunch for the break.

2 Sat., Sept. 23 & 30
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Room: 317
Register by Sept. 11: $85
Register after Sept. 11: $98

 

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Deborah Cardillo is a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals and is a Photoshop enthusiast who loves to teach others.

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Advanced Photoshop Techniques

advanced photoshop

Already know the basics? Learn refined selection techniques using masks, channels, and vector tools. Create panoramas with layer masks and use textures and blending modes to make your images pop. Get the best balance of light and dark using High Dynamic Range. Reposition content to perfection with content-aware tools. Adjust exposure and contrast balance with Curves. With these techniques, you will never have to put up with a less than perfect photo again!

Prerequisite: It is recommended that you have solid basic knowledge of Photoshop, or have taken Photoshop for the Hobby Photographer before you take this class.

Students should bring a brown bag lunch for the break.

4 Sat., Oct. 14 - Nov. 4
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Room: 317
Register by Sept. 11: $165
Register after Sept. 11: $185

 

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Deborah Cardillo is a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals and is a Photoshop enthusiast who loves to teach others.

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Computers for Rookies

Have you ever saved a file, but couldn’t find it later? Have you ever wanted to cry or curse because you couldn’t understand what your computer was doing? This class will give you the foundation for a solid understanding of computer technology. We'll present an overview of computer components and their functions, explore the Windows interface, and work on critical file management skills.

Topics covered include the roles of hardware and software; operating systems vs. applications; the Desktop; controlling Windows; working with files and folders; the Recycle Bin and more.

A comprehensive manual/textbook is included in the course fee.

Fri., Sept. 8
9:00 am - 5:00 pm                   
Room: 515                
Fee: $98

register online

 

Fri., October 13
9:00 am - 5:00 pm                   
Room: 515                
Fee: $98

register online

 

David Nagid - See bio below

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Microsoft Word - Level 1

This introductory class is for the computer user who wants to become proficient in Word 2016. Topics include using the ribbon interface and toolbars; creating, editing and formatting text; text selection; the Clipboard; page layout and printing commands; using proofreading tools; custom line spacing and indents; creating custom tab stops; bulleted and numbered lists; working with tables and forms; adding borders and shading; using Find and Replace; and more.
Required: Computers for Rookies or equivalent skills.

A comprehensive manual/textbook is included in the course fee.

Fri., Sept. 22
9:00 am - 5:00 pm                   
Room: 515                
Fee: $128

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David Nagid - See bio below

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Microsoft Word - Level 2

This intermediate level class covers more complex skills than those presented in Level 1. Topics introduced include creating newsletters using columns; section and column breaks; inserting WordArt and clip art; basic picture editing; formatting text consistently by using styles; Mail Merge documents; creating and working with templates, and more.
Required: Microsoft Word - Level 1 or equivalent skills.

A comprehensive manual/textbook is included in the course fee.

Fri., Oct. 6
9:00 am - 5:00 pm                   
Room: 515                
Fee: $128

register online

David Nagid - See bio below

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Microsoft Excel - Level 1

This introductory class is for the computer user who wants to become proficient in Excel 2016. Topics introduced include the ribbon interface; entering and editing data; selecting cells and ranges; printing worksheets; creating formulas and functions; using absolute and relative cell references; formatting cell contents; inserting and deleting columns, rows, and cells; creating charts, and more.
Required: Computers for Rookies or equivalent skills.

A comprehensive manual/textbook is included in the course fee.    

Fri., Sept. 15
9:00 am - 5:00 pm                   
Room: 515
               
Fee: $128

register online

Fri., Oct. 20
9:00 am - 5:00 pm                   
Room: 515
               
Fee: $128

register online

David Nagid - See bio below

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Microsoft Excel - Level 2

This intermediate level class covers more complex skills than those presented in Level 1. Topics include working with lists of data; filtering and sorting data; displaying subtotals in a list; formatting and printing multi-page workbooks; using advanced functions in formulas: auditing formula errors, and more.
Required: Microsoft Excel - Level 1 or equivalent skills.

A comprehensive manual/textbook is included in the course fee.              

Fri., Sept. 29
9:00 am - 5:00 pm                   
Room: 515                
Fee: $128

register online

David Nagid - See bio below

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Microsoft Excel - Level 3

This advanced level class introduces highly complex Excel skills. Topics covered include creating PivotTables, Pivot Charts, and macros; using financial functions; using data analysis and validation tools; advanced formatting techniques; sharing workbooks and tracking changes; merging multiple workbooks; integrating Excel with other programs, and more.
Required: Microsoft Excel - Level 2 or equivalent skills.

A comprehensive manual/textbook is included in the course fee.

Fri., Oct. 27
9:00 am - 5:00 pm                   
Room: 515                
Fee: $128

register online

David Nagid - See bio below

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Quickbooks Pro for the Small Business Owner

QuickBooks Pro is one of the most widely used accounting programs for small businesses. This class will lead you through the set-up and use of the software for basic accounting functions including writing and printing checks, tracking income and expenses, generating financial statements, accounts payable and receivable, invoicing and more.

The class is taught in a computer lab so that students may gain hands-on experience with the software. Purchase of QuickBooks Pro 2010 is not required, but purchasing "QuickBooks Pro for Dummies" is recommended for those who do not own the software.

Students without bookkeeping experience are recommended to take the Recordkeeping for Small Business class.

Students must bring a USB Memory Disk of at least 1 GB of memory to class. Mac users are welcome to bring their own laptops with QuickBooks already installed.

4 Sat., Sept. 30 - Oct. 21
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Room: 318

Register by Sept. 11: $195
Register after Sept. 11: $214

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Carol Jensen - see bio below

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Advanced QuickBooks

This advanced class is designed for those who are experienced with QuickBooks and who are looking for insight on how to deal with the more difficult issues that advanced users often face. Some of the topics covered are: inventory, accounting issues and solutions, tracking and managing sales tax, working with and resolving payroll issues, effective use of remote access, job costing, time tracking and much more.

The class is a hands-on course. Students must have previous experience with QuickBooks Pro software.

Sat., Nov. 4
9 am - 1 pm
Room: 318

Register by Sept. 11: $65
Register after Sept. 11: $76

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Carol Jensen specializes in financial aspects of start-up businesses and she is a Registered Tax Preparer (CTEC). Carol has taught QuickBooks and Real Estate at Cabrillo for many years.


 

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