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Computer Class Descriptions

Job-Specific Classes

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Online Job Application Skills

A class to help those who must apply for jobs online to learn more about what is required and how to apply. Participants will receive a sample job application with information that may be required, and once they've gathered it, they can sign up for personalized assistance from a librarian to complete an actual job application online. This is not a class about job sites, but about the parts of an online job application. Keyboarding, Internet, and PC skills are helpful for the personalized lab portion of the class.

Researching Employers

Learn to use Internet and library resources such as ReferenceUSA to locate and research companies. A great start for finding new jobs or researching a company for an interview! You should already know: Basic Internet.

Library Classes

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Audiobooks, ebooks, and more!

This is not a class about specific devices. Learn how to borrow items from our collections of digital books, music, and videos. You'll learn how to find items that interest you and find out where to get information about downloading your selections to your computer at home or transferring them to a compatible portable device for use on the go. You must have already have mastered basic PC skills.

Certifiable: Strategies for the Microsoft Office Specialist Exams

Learn about the Library's free Microsoft Office Specialist exam program and ways we can help you get proof of your skills for job searching or job improvement. We recommend that you have at least intermediate-level skills in one or more Microsoft Office 2010 programs.

Finding Your Next Great Book (NoveList)

Learn how to find your next book, research an author, or find your place in a series with the library's NoveList databases for all kinds of fiction and nonfiction books for all ages. You should already have mastered basic Internet skills.

Free Information for Alabamians

A discussion of the Alabama Virtual Library, a collection of dozens of research and information resources free to Alabama residents, and how to use it. You should already have mastered skills taught in Internet 1.

Free Stuff @ Your Library

Great for those unemployed or on a low budget, find out the wide range of free things you can do and learn and read at the Library! Learn a new language, get free music that's yours to keep, find information for your report, all for free and from home through your Huntsville-Madison County Public Library. You should already know: Basic PC Skills and Basic Internet.

Learning Express

Get better at taking tests for important school and career milestones. This free database helps you prepare with more than 300 interactive online practice. You should already have mastered basic Internet skills.

Rocket Languages and Freegal

Learn a new language from home with Rocket Languages, available through your Huntsville-Madison County Public Library! You'll also learn about free music that's yours to keep. You should already know: Basic Internet.

Microsoft 2010

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Access 1

Students must have completed Excel 1, 2, and 3 at HMCPL and preferably completed Word 1, 2, 3, and 4 at HMCPL OR have the permission of the TTC Coordinator to take this class. This class will be an overview of Access in
which we will discuss the basics of Tables, Forms, Queries, and Reports.