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Coastal's Lifelong Learning offers computer courses

June 19, 2006

Coastal Carolina University's Lifelong Learning is offering a variety of short computer workshops at the main campus in Conway and at the Waccamaw Higher Education Center in Litchfield. For more information, course schedules, or registration, call 349-4030 or 349-4001, or visit the Web site at

Internet, Email, Attachments: At Conway, this four-week hands-on course with Rosemary Browne will get you started using the Internet. At Waccamaw, the principles are covered by Carol Rose in a single session with less detail. Topics covered will be basic navigation, setting up a free email account, sending and receiving email and pictures, email and Internet safety, and effective searching. Stay in touch with the world with this course! Conway - Wednesdays, June 21 and 28; July 12 and 19, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., $60; Waccamaw - Tuesdays, July 11, 9 a.m. to noon, $25.

Introduction to Microsoft Word: Instructor Carol Rose will begin with Microsoft Word, the industry-leading word processing program. Learn how to create a new document, save it (and even find it later) and edit existing documents. Using hands-on exercises, learn to create, edit, spell check, use cut, paste, copy and print commands. Waccamaw - Tuesday, June 27, 9 a.m. to noon, $25.

PowerPoint Introduction: PowerPoint is the electronic version of a slide show: create your own, using the knowledge you'll gain in this course taught by Rosemary Browne (Conway) and Carol Rose (Waccamaw). Use the attractive templates to create presentations for your personal use, business applications or for clubs and church activities. Conway - Tuesdays, July 11 to July 18, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., $35; Waccamaw - Tuesday, July 18, 9 a.m. to noon, $25.

Graphics Editing in PowerPoint: Editing pictures and graphics is fun and useful, but photo editing software is expensive and difficult to learn. Did you know that PowerPoint contains the most common tools you need to crop, brighten, and improve your digital photos? Rosemary Browness course will let you enhance your digital photographs and increase your joy in sharing the results. Conway - Tuesdays, July 25 to Aug. 1, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., $35.

Introduction to Excel: Learn the most popular spreadsheet program in use today. Excel is easy enough to use for general household budgeting and recordkeeping, yet robust enough for business use. Waccamaw - Tuesday, July 25, 9 a.m. to noon, $25.

eBay: Buying and Selling: Whether you are looking for a bargain or are interested in selling something, get all the information to enter the world of eBay from Debbie Peret. Conway - Wednesday, July 26 to Aug. 2, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., $35.

More Microsoft Word: Get the most out of the word-processing capabilities of MS Word. Learn how to create tables, envelopes, labels, newsletters and more. Carol Rose shows you how to create various formats for fiction and non-fiction manuscripts, including bullets, numbers, margins, line spacing, pagination, headers and footers, footnoting and indexing. Waccamaw - Mondays, July 31 to Aug. 7, 10 a.m. to noon, $35.

Coastal's main campus is located off U.S. 501 in Conway; most Lifelong Learning classes are held in University Hall (where the bookstore is located). The Waccamaw Higher Education Center is located at 160 Willbrook Blvd., west of the Hampton Inn off U.S. 17 in Litchfield.