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Microsoft Essentials Fundamentals I

Instructor: Mr. John Willoughby
Email: johnwilloughby@excelsiorclasses.com
Time: Fall Semester, Tuesdays @ 2:00 PM ET
(90 minutes – see School Calendar on FAQ)
Ages: Junior High - High School
Min/Max#: 15/28
Prerequisites: None
Homework Load: Low
Suggested Credit: .5
Tuition: $275
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This course assumes no previous experience using MS Office or equivalent tools.  We will cover the basics of using Office MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and the Open Office equivalent software including things like creating and saving files and basic software features.  Students will be provided with opportunities to apply the tools to some of the most common uses they may encounter (writing papers, schedules, budgets, and school presentations).

Course description and class content developed by John Willoughby for exclusive use with Excelsior Classes.

Required Supplies:

Any version of Microsoft Office (PC or Mac) to include Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Excel only.


Microsoft Essentials Fundamentals II

Instructor: Mr. John Willoughby
Email: johnwilloughby@excelsiorclasses.com
Time: Spring Semester, Tuesdays @ 2:00 PM ET
(90 minutes – see School Calendar on FAQ)
Ages: Junior High - High School
Min/Max#: 15/28
Prerequisites: None, although Microsoft Fundamentals I is ideal
Homework Load: Low
Suggested Credit: .5
Tuition: $275
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This course assumes no previous experience using MS Office or equivalent tools.  We will review the body of work from semester one in brief for Office MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The course will then cover further features of the above as well as add a focused week on Microsoft Outlook, Access, and One Note. Students will be provided with opportunities to apply the tools to some of the most common uses they may encounter (writing papers, schedules, budgets, and school presentations).

Course description and class content developed by John Willoughby for exclusive use with Excelsior Classes.

Required Supplies:

Any version of Microsoft Office (PC or Mac) to include Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Excel only.


Creating Websites with WordPress

Instructor: Mr. David Bjorgen
Email: davidbjorgen@excelsiorclasses.com
Time: Fall Semester, Tuesdays at 10:00 AM ET
(90 minutes – see School Calendar on FAQ)
Ages: High School Students
Min/Max#: 5/25
Prerequisites: none
Homework Load: Normal
Suggested Credit: .5
Tuition: $275
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WordPress is a powerful and capable content management system (CMS) that can be used to create a variety of websites, from simple blogs to powerful commercial websites. It is the most popular website management system in use on the web, supporting more than 60 million websites. To put it in perspective, WordPress powers over 27 percent of the entire Internet!

This course will guide students through every single step of creating a website based on WordPress. I’ll show you how you can install WordPress on your computer for free; there is no need for domain names or hosting.

Along the way, we’ll learn how to leverage powerful plugins and themes to enhance your site. We’ll conclude with a beautiful, responsive website you can be proud of.

This course assumes no prior knowledge of website creation or WordPress. It’s a complete course for anyone, no matter what your technical ability. If you’ve ever wanted to build a professional website or blog but didn’t know where to start, this course is for you.

Course description and class content developed by David Bjorgen for exclusive use with Excelsior Classes.

Required Supplies:

No book is needed


PC Pro: Computer Servicing and Repair

Instructor: Mr. Michael S. Childress
Email: michaelchildress@excelsiorclasses.com
Time: Full Year - Mondays @ 7:00 PM ET
(90 minutes – see School Calendar on FAQ)
Ages: High School
Min/Max#: 15/28
Prerequisites: None
Homework Load: Normal
Suggested Credit: 1
Tuition: $550
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This highly interactive and hands-on class is a “flipped” course and covers all the skills needed to build, configure and maintain a Windows based computer. It prepares students to take three important certification exams, which are designed to show the equivalent skill of a PC technician with a year of on-the-job experience. Students will view instructional video tutorials and lab simulations to learn about the components that make up a typical computer system, how they work, and how to troubleshoot hardware and software issues. In the live class sessions, students will receive additional instruction and have opportunities to demonstrate their skills.

Near the end of the course, students will have Capstone Exercises, in which students will virtually (within LabSim) complete tasks such as “Building a Computer from Scratch,” “Troubleshooting a Malfunctioning Computer,” “Configuring the Windows Operating System,” “Configuring Linux” and several others. Students also will use a WikiProject (to be completed within PowerSchool Learning) to build a computer either virtually or in real-life while logging their progress with text, pictures and videos. The course is graded directly from the grades received for weekly exams and labs that are completed in the LabSim courseware.

Course description and class content developed by Michael S. Childress for exclusive use with Excelsior Classes.

Required Supplies:

The web-based LabSim courseware from TestOut is required for this course. For a cost of $89, each student will gain access to this courseware for 18 months from the date of purchase.

 

How to Register

To register for classes, you will click on the Register button. Fill out the registration form that pops up. You will fill out one form per student. Upon receipt of your form, the registrar will send you an invoice payable by PayPal for the registration fee. If you are registering more than one student, the registrar will collate all the forms and send you only one invoice for the entire family. Once you have paid the yearly (school year) registration fee for the student(s), the registrar will confirm your seat in the class(es) and forward your information to the teacher(s). Teachers will invoice parents separately from the registration fee and will require 25% deposit to hold the seat. All tuition must be paid in full to teachers by July 15 (for fall semester and full year courses) in order for the seat to be complete and for the student to be placed into the virtual classroom. For questions regarding registration, email registration@excelsiorclasses.com.


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