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Peirce College Continuing Education Series in Technology for non-technical experts

Not quite sure what it means to set up a home network or create a mail merge? Peirce College introduces its Continuing Education Series in Technology to help those with non-technical backgrounds quickly gain some basic skills that can be used at home or on the job. Programs are short in duration, economical, and convenient, and will introduce you to new subjects or enhance your knowledge in a particular application. These workshops are ideal for individuals or businesses that are looking to expand their reach on a budget or for people who just want to learn more about some of the most common technology tools.

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Technology made simple.
Increase your personal skills or advance your professional career with Peirce's fast, focused, and highly affordable technology workshops. Completion of the two-hour workshops earns attendees a Peirce College Certificate and .2 CEUs (Continuing Education Units). Completion of the one-hour workshops earns attendees a Peirce College Certificate and .1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit).

Peirce College offers Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) that are based on program content, program length, and program completion. Credits are issued according to the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) guidelines and approval is at the discretion of individual licensing boards. One IACET CEU is awarded for each 10 clock hours of instruction (one clock hour = 60 minutes). Questions and concerns should be directed to individual professional licensing boards or agencies.

Course Fee:

2-Credit Course: $145.00 – includes tuition, course materials, and boxed lunch.
1-Credit Course: $75.00 – includes tuition, course materials, and light refreshments.

Register for all six workshops to receive a 20% tuition discount. Peirce College current students and alumni are entitled to a 25% discount on one or multiple non-credit courses. Only one discount applies. 50% of tuition fees are due at registration; balance is due the first day of class.

**While you do not need a college degree or background in Information Technology to enroll, workshops are designed for participants with a basic level of competence with the technology or application.

Maximizing Your Smartphone

Maximizing Your Smartphone
Saturday, March 10, 2012
(.2 CEU credits)
10:00 am – 12:00 noon
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This is one class where you will not be asked to turn off your cell phone! This workshop will help owners of Android Smartphones to get more out of their operating systems, specifically the Android platforms Froyo, Gingerbread, and ICS. Bring your cell phone with you for hands-on practice. **Prior to enrolling in this class, participants should be able to make and receive calls and navigate phone menus on an Android Smartphone.
Learning Objective:
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will have a better understanding of:

  • Phone setup
  • Maintenance tasks
  • Installing and removing apps
  • Must-have apps
  • Smartphone security

12:00 noon - 1:00 pm Lunch break

Join faculty and classmates for boxed lunches and the opportunity to network on campus.

March 10, 2012 (.2 CEU Credits)
  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Setting up and Securing Your Home Network

Setting up and Securing
Your Home Network
Saturday, March 10, 2012
(.2 CEU credits)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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Instructor: Brian Stokes, M.S., Ed.S., Ph.D. (candidate) This workshop offers an introduction to creating a secure home network, wired or wireless, specifying the equipment you will need, and providing basic setup tips. ** Prior to enrolling in this class, participants should be familiar with basic computer and Internet concepts.
Learning Objective:
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will have a better understanding of:

  • Fundamental networking concepts
  • Configuring a home network
  • Equipment required
  • Home network security

12:00 noon - 1:00 pm Lunch break

Join faculty and classmates for boxed lunches and the opportunity to network on campus.

March 10, 2012 (.2 CEU Credits)
  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

What's New in Windows 8?

What's New in Windows 8?
Saturday, March 10, 2012
(.1 CEU credits)
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
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Instructor: Brian Stokes, M.S., Ed.S., Ph.D. (candidate) The release of Windows 8 is just around the corner. Do the new and improved applications of Windows 8 justify the expense and effort of upgrading your operating system? This one-hour workshop will describe the new features as they compare to earlier versions of Windows. ** Prior to enrolling in this class, participants should be familiar with the Windows (XP, Vista, or Version 7) desktop and Start menu.
Learning Objective:
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will have a better understanding of:

  • New Metro interface
  • File management with the new Windows Explorer
  • Windows 8 app store
March 10, 2012 (.1 CEU Credits)
  3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Microsoft Word - Beyond the Basics

Microsoft Word -
Beyond the Basics
Saturday, March 17, 2012
(.2 CEU credits)
10:00 am – 12:00 noon
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Instructor: Patrick Coyle, M.S.I.T., Ph.D. (candidate), This workshop is designed for those who can create, modify, format, and print basic Microsoft Word 2003 or 2007 documents and want to learn more about the powerful tools that can be used to save time and effort.
Learning Objective:
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will have a better understanding of:

  • Create a Mail Merge
  • Utilize Reference tools
  • Share documents for collaboration

12:00 noon - 1:00 pm Lunch break

Join faculty and classmates for boxed lunches and the opportunity to network on campus.

March 17, 2012 (.2 CEU Credits)
  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Effective PowerPoint Presentations

Effective PowerPoint
Presentations
Saturday, March 17, 2012
(.2 CEU credits)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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Instructor: Patrick Coyle, M.S.I.T., Ph.D. (candidate) Whether you are promoting your business to potential investors or clients or introducing an idea to members of an organization, holding your audience's attention and making your point are critical. This workshop is designed for individuals who have worked in Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 or 2007, and want to improve the effect of their presentations.
Learning Objective:
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will have a better understanding of:

  • Using PowerPoint to support oral presentations
  • Slides, graphics, and animations
  • Effective presentation skills

12:00 noon - 1:00 pm Lunch break

Join faculty and classmates for boxed lunches and the opportunity to network on campus.

March 17, 2012 (.2 CEU Credits)
  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Time Management using Microsoft Outlook

Time Management using
Microsoft Outlook
Saturday, March 17, 2012
(.1 CEU credits)
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
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Instructor: Patrick Coyle, M.S.I.T., Ph.D. (candidate) Almost everyone uses it, but do you know how to make Microsoft Outlook work for you to improve your productivity? This workshop is for you if you are experienced using Outlook as an e-mail application, but want to take advantage of its other capabilities including the calendar, task manager, contact manager, note taking function, journal and web browsing.
Learning Objective:
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will have a better understanding of:

  • Message management including filters, dealing with spam, and archiving
  • Meeting management including responding to meeting requests, determining busy/free times and room/resource reservations
  • Calendaring including setting appointments, busy/free time, and sharing calendars
  • Task management including using tasks to prioritize projects and incorporating tasks in the calendar
March 17, 2012 (.1 CEU Credits)
  3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Get Peirce working for you.
Click here for information about Continuing Education programs including Cancellation and Refund Policies.

All workshops in the Peirce College Continuing Education Series in Information Technology are held on our Center City Campus at 1420 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102.

For more information on delivering the Peirce College Continuing Education Series in Information Technology onsite to your employees or tailoring or custom designing a similar program to complement your organization's strategic corporate training initiatives, contact Carol Walton at 215.670.9056 or cawalton@peirce.edu.

The Peirce College Knowledge Network
Peirce faculty members incorporate the latest business and technological advances in course delivery with extensive industry knowledge to offer a unique blend of theory and application. This dynamic combination of theoretical knowledge and industry practice translates into the day-to-day skills needed for career success.

Patrick Coyle, M.S.I.T. , Ph.D. Patrick Coyle received his M.S. in Information Technology and Doctor of Philosophy in Education degrees from Capella University. He has 15 years experience working in the Information Technology Field, the last two years of which were as a manager of Corporate Security and Regulatory Affairs for a Fortune 25 pharmaceutical distributor.

Dr. Coyle also has over 10 years experience in corporate training and post-secondary instruction, teaching a wide variety of Information Technology-related classes in the areas of computer networking, information security, and Microsoft Office programs. Dr. Coyle is an Associate Professor of Information Technology at Peirce College and has been a member of the College faculty since 2006. He serves as a faculty facilitator of the Peirce College IT Student Association, and co-chair of the Peirce College Writing and Information Literacy Committee.

Brian Stokes, M.S., Ed.S., Ph.D. (candidate) Professor Stokes earned his M.S. and Ed.S. from Nova Southeastern University and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree also from Nova Southeastern University. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, a Microsoft Certified System Engineer and a Certified Technical Trainer. He also holds A+ and Network+ certifications and has been teaching IT courses for over 15 years.

Brian Stokes' career spans corporate and academic training and management positions. His deep experience in high-level corporate training programs includes clients such as Xerox and IBM. He has also had primary responsibility for teaching MCSE courses for Rohm & Haas, GlaxoSmithKline, McGuire Air Force Base and McNeil. He is an Associate Professor of Information Technology at Peirce College and has been with the College since 2001.

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