Summer Class Schedule:  June 12-July 26, 2017*

What’s New?  Open to ALL motivated learners who love technology!**

 Class Descriptions:

Monday

Adobe Premiere 1 — 11:30-12:30 Video Editing. In this class, students will learn Adobe Premiere, a top of the line video editing software. Students will learn how to edit and create a storyline to put together a short video. Teacher, Nathan Briner

Lunch:  12:30-1:30

Foley Sound Design Sound Effects — 1:30-2:30Foley is the reproduction of everyday sound effects that are added to film, video, and other media in post-production to enhance audio quality” (Wikipedia). In this class, students will work on producing various sound clips to put into media. Teacher, Nathan Briner

Adobe InDesign — 2:30-3:30 In this class, you will learn this premier page design and layout software which lets you create, and publish everything from printed books and brochures to digital magazines, iPad apps, eBooks, and interactive online documents. This will be a fun, interactive class with our excellent returning teacher, Cheryl Unteschultz.

Kickboxing — 3:30-4:30 In this class, our teacher Cheryl Unteschultz will lead us in punch and kick moves to help you feel stronger and tougher while getting in shape. Join us for this fun, first of its kind class at EnCircle. We’ll listen to music and follow Cheryl’s lead. She will teach us from the beginning how to do some of these fun moves and to feel empowered. You do not have to be in good shape to begin this class — come as you are!

 

Tuesdays

Workshop Series:

9:30-11:30 Vlogging, June 13th & 20th — Joe Chee.

Learn the basics of vlogging => A video blog or video log is a form of blog for which the medium is video, and is a form of web television. Vlog entries often combine embedded video (or a video link) with supporting text, images (Wikipedia)

9:30-11:30 Drone & 360 photo shooting, June 27th & July 11th, Teacher tba

Learn how to use the latest technology to take photos which look amazing in a video or website!

9:30-11:30 Resumé, Online Portfolio, Interview, July 18 & 25th, Teacher tba

It’s always important to for you to create or revise your resumé to make it look the best it can be for your next job interview! We’ll also show you how to use an online portfolio tool to capture all the cool projects you do at EnCircle Technologies (and on your own)!

HTML/CSS — 12:30-1:30  Jerico Whitaker. Whether you need a refresher or brand new instruction, Jerico will show you how to use HTML/CSS to make well-designed and interactive websites. And, he will show you how HTML/CSS can be used to create apps or games. HTML/CSS is a must-know for any techie! Sign up today and get started!

Adobe Animate — 1:30-2:30 Tabitha Kohl. Join Tabitha as she teaches you how to use the basics of the Adobe Animate software, a high-powered product which is a standard for producing animations on the web. If you have taken Animate before but want to work on a project during this designated hour, please sign up. If you’re a beginner, Tabitha will get you started so that you can begin to create animations on your own!

Exploring the World of Virtual Reality — 2:30-3:30  In this class, we will have different topics presented by different teachers who have experience with virtual reality or use it for their business. We will look at what goes into creating Virtual Reality, what it would take for you to work in this field, what it’s being used for, and what the future looks like. This class will be both a discussion and hands-on class. You won’t want to miss it!

Game Design in Unity — 3:30-4:30, Tuesday & Wednesday

In this course, we will be using the Unity game engine to learn the basics to designing and developing your own games. We will be using the C# programming language, but no coding experience is required as we will be starting with the basics needed for making Unity games.

Through this course, you will learn:

  • Basic coding principles, including variable types, conditions, and loops
  • How to create an endless runner platformer and the basics of 2D games
  • How to create a Rougelike and the basics of procedural generation
  • If there’s time, how create a first person shooter and the basics of 3D games
  • Learn how to use the Asset store to shore up your weak areas
  • And much more.

Wednesdays

Keyboarding for Accuracy & Speed — 10:30-11:30. Increase your accuracy and speed in keyboarding while playing fun games!

Microsoft Word & Writing Skills — 12:30-1:30. Teacher, Teri Walden In this class, you will learn the basics of Microsoft Word while learning how to improve your writing skills. We will go over how to use clear language to communicate effectively; how to organize your writing better; and, how to write to different audiences. Teri promises not to assign a 5 paragraph essay! She will make the class fun while helping you learn Word better and focus on improving your writing. If you know Microsoft Word, take the class anyway for the writing instruction.

WordPress: build or maintain your own website! — 1:30-2:30 Merry Ellen Meece will teach you how to build a beautiful website through the powerful tool of WordPress. By the end of the summer, you will have a website for your portfolio! If you’ve taken WordPress before, you may take this class and work on a brand new website of your choice. Merry Ellen will help you problem solve and practice.

Make Friends, Have Fun — Group-up! — 2:30-3:30 Teacher, Mike Trapp. In this class you will work on group problem solving and team building. We will choose from a menu of games and hands on activities to practice social skills while having fun together.” Join Mike Trapp who has much experience leading these kinds of fun learning experiences. You will come away with a greater understanding of working with others, communicating well, problem solving, and, having fun together!

Game Design in Unity — 3:30-4:30, Tuesday & Wednesday

In this course, we will be using the Unity game engine to learn the basics to designing and developing your own games. We will be using the C# programming language, but no coding experience is required as we will be starting with the basics needed for making Unity games.

Through this course, you will learn:

  • Basic coding principles, including variable types, conditions, and loops
  • How to create an endless runner platformer and the basics of 2D games
  • How to create a Rougelike and the basics of procedural generation
  • If there’s time, how create a first person shooter and the basics of 3D games
  • Learn how to use the Asset store to shore up your weak areas
  • And much more.

Class costs:

Monday & Wednesday, Two hour Unity Game Design class for 7 weeks:  $450

Other 7 week classes:  $250 each

Workshop classes:  $100 each

Please note:  If you take 5 or more classes at EnCircle, you will receive a $50 credit.

Financial assistance:  Please contact us for information on possible financial assistance.

*All students will be interviewed prior to enrollment to determine learning or behavioral needs. Students, not on the autism spectrum, are encouraged to apply!

E-mail:  teri.walden@encircletech to enroll or for more information!

We look forward to you building career tech skills and having fun this summer at EnCircle Technologies!

*All students will be interviewed prior to enrollment to determine learning or behavioral needs. Students, not on the autism spectrum, are encouraged to apply!

E-mail:  teri.walden@encircletech to enroll or for more information!

 

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EnCircle Technologies Winter Semester 2017 Schedule

Classes begin Tuesday, January 17th, 2017.

*times are subject to change due to teacher availability

Times: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
1st Semester students 2nd Semester + students Both 1st & 2nd Semester students
10:30-11:30 HTML/CSS 1 Excel 2 Lab for homework

Or Premiere 2 lab

11:30-12:30 Lunch/Lab Lunch/Lab Lunch/Lab
12:30-1:30 WordPress PhotoShop 2 Flash Animation
1:30-2:30 PhotoShop 1 MySQL — database admin 1:30-3:00 PEERS, relationship, communication training
2:30-3:30 Excel 1 Python — programming language 3:00-4:00 Web Design & SEO

Full Program Students

1st Semester Student Costs:  $3,000 per semester

2nd Semester + Students: $3,000 per semester

Cost per class:  $400.00 for tech classes; $560 for PEERS class (this expense can be covered for clients of Easterseals Midwest and potentially Boone County Family Resource Group, an SB40 board). Other SB 40 county agencies can be asked for funds as long as the EnCircle student is their client. Students must be clients prior to classes beginning in order to be considered for funding.

Class Descriptions for Winter 2017

HTML/CSS 1: If you’re new at EnCircle Technologies or want to review your HTML/CSS skills, this is the class for you! You will be learning the markup language that powers many websites or mobile apps. This is one of our foundational need-to-know skills to have. At the end of the class, you will have built a website using HTML/CSS.

WordPress:  WordPress is a content management platform used to create websites for all kinds of looks and clients. In this class, our web developer teacher will guide you on where you need to be, either learning the basics or developing a classier looking website for you or a client. Learn about themes, widgets, plug-ins and the best way to present information on a website.

PhotoShop 1:  This software is the premiere graphics editor used by photographers, graphic artists, web developers, videographers, and 3D artists to enhance and manipulate images and create original art.  In this class, you will learn this premiere photo editing software from Adobe. We want you to be able to use pictures on websites in the best way possible for you or your client. We also want to start our students on a path to becoming certified experts in this software through working towards taking a certification exam. It will look great on a resumé!

PhotoShop 2:  This class is a continuation of the Photoshop 1 class. Students will be focusing on building a portfolio and learning the tool indepth in order to consider taking the Adobe PhotoShop certification class.

Excel 1:  Students will be learning Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet developed by Microsoft for Windows, Mac OS X, and iOS. It features calculation, graphing tools, pivot tables, and a macro programming language called Visual Basic for Applications. We believe that all of our students should know and have working knowledge of this handy tool for storing data, doing functions, and being part of office technology.

Excel 2: This class is open to students who have taken Excel before, know the fundamentals, and are taking their learning to the next level in order to be better prepared for spreadsheet work or to take the certification exam at the end of the semester.

MySQL — According to the Oracle website “MySQL is the world’s most popular open source database, enabling the cost-effective delivery of reliable, high-performance and scalable Web-based and embedded database applications.” Students will be learning how this database system works in order to apply these skills in a workplace situation.

Python: Python is a widely used high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming language. Its design philosophy emphasizes code readability, and its syntax allows programmers to express concepts in fewer lines of code than possible in languages such as C++ or Java. The language provides constructs intended to enable writing clear programs on both a small and large scale. Python is a programming language that lets you work more quickly and integrate systems more effectively.

Adobe Premiere 2. Join us for a Premiere 2 Lab class with teacher, Tabitha Kohl. Tabitha will be teaching story-telling via video, emphasizing lots of practice in editing out the right story for the right impact to your audience. You will get much hands-on practice with Premier software, learning new techniques, and putting together at least 4 different video projects of your own. If you have taken Adobe Premiere before and have a good grasp on it, this class will help you fine tune your skills.

Adobe Flash Animation: A Flash animation or Flash cartoon is an animated film which is created by Adobe Flash or similar animation software and often distributed in the SWF file format. The term Flash animation not only refers to the file format but to a certain kind of movement and visual style.

PEERS relationship/communication training

This 14-week program follows the PEERS® curriculum for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills, an evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated students who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends.

During each group session teens and/or adults are taught important social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills in session during activities. Social communication skills are important in any personal or work environments. Easterseals will be leading this class for us this semester at EnCircle Technologies!

Principles of Web Design & SEO:  Learn the best design principles to build a website and tools to plan a beautiful and effective website. Also, learn how to drive business to a website using content writing which employes key words and analytics.

Please e-mail Teri at teri.walden@encircletech.org for an interview to be part of our classes.

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Fall Semester 2016

Important Dates:

Fall Semester: Begins September 6, ends December 13 & 14

All Student Meeting: Tuesday, August 30th, 3:00-4:30 with pizza party at Shakespeare’s Pizza afterwards.

Tuesday: (Times and days are subject to change)

 

Adobe Premiere Pro Video Editing 1:00-2:00 — Joe Chee

In this class, students will learn how to edit a video for a website using the software Adobe Premiere Pro. We will spend early classes planning and filming a volunteer business client. Then, students will learn the Premiere Pro software and edit the video to put together a completed piece. As time allows, students will also create their own projects. Different individualized paces will be okay in this class. Please note that students will be required to use their own laptop with the Adobe Premiere software loaded on it. We want students who are serious about video editing to take this class, and you’ll need to practice it at home with your own software ready to go! Cost:  $300

 

HTML/CSS 2:15-3:15

If you’re new at EnCircle Technologies or want to review your HTML/CSS skills, this is the class for you! You will be learning the markup language that powers many websites or mobile apps. This is one of our foundational need-to-know skills to have. At the end of the class, you will have built a website using HTML/CSS. Cost:  $300

 

WordPress 1  3:30-4:30 — Peter Wryostek

At EnCircle Tech, we create many websites using WordPress a software content management system. This is a required class for new EnCircle students who will learn how to build an interactive business and personal website using this versatile software. You will have a website for your portfolio. If you’ve taken WordPress before and want to work on a project that we will give you, you can also sign up again for review. Cost: $300

 

Wednesdays

 

J/Query, Bootstrap themes, other web development tools 12:00-1:00

This class is for students who are serious about developing their toolbox even more to build dynamic, interactive websites. You will take it up a level as you learn how to use JQuery within the website and other tools like Bootstrap themes. We plan to have teachers from different tech companies come in and teach tools that they use for you. Students who sign up for this class must have had WordPress, HTML/CSS, and one programming class. Cost:  $300

 

Adobe PhotoShop Certification track:  1:00-2:00 — Cheryl Unterschultz

In this class, you will learn this premiere photo editing software from Adobe. We want you to be able to use pictures on websites in the best way possible for you or your client. We also want to start our students on a path to becoming certified experts in this software through working towards taking a certification exam. It will look great on a resumé! Cost: $300

 

Life Skills:  2:00-3:00

 

How can you help determine your own future? This class will help you with the issues that matter to you about living life well and independently. We’ll talk about disclosing your diagnosis or not in interviews; practice discussions via telephone or e-mail which has all kinds of unwritten rules. We’ll talk about interactions in the work setting, how to get jobs, and resources that can help you. Other topics will be determined after we talk to the class to find out a common concern or issue. This class will have hands-on activities and ways for you to practice solving your own problems. This class is for all students and will fulfill a soft skill requirement. We’ve reduced the fee so that you will sign up today! — MU School of Occupational Health instructors will lead this class. Cost:  $100

 

The Life Skills class will address skills needed in order to be successful in the work place and life outside of work. Topics will include self-advocacy, telephone/email etiquette, appropriate social greetings/interactions in the work setting, interview skills, hygiene and accessing community supports. Approaches used to teach the skills include using hands on activities, visual supports and self-monitoring strategies. A global problem solving approach will be used throughout sessions to encourage independence and generalization to other needed skills.

 

3:00-4:00 Excel 1

Students will be learning Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet developed by Microsoft for Windows, Mac OS X, and iOS. It features calculation, graphing tools, pivot tables, and a macro programming language called Visual Basic for Applications. We believe that all of our students should know and have working knowledge of this handy tool for storing data, doing functions, and being part of office technology. Cost: $300

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Class List and Schedule for Summer 2016

We’re excited about our classes beginning in June this summer! High school students are welcome to apply to be apart of our session. Please contact us at encircletech@gmail.com to set up an informational meeting!

Our 8 week summer classes begins June 7th and ends July 28th.

Tentative in-class list & schedule: The schedule will be firmed up by the end of April.

Tuesdays:

Adobe Illustrator — combine shapes to create beautiful & editable designs. WD. 11:00- 12:00

12:10-12:50 Lunch!

Principles of Web Design – learn the best design principles to build a website; learn tools to plan a beautiful and effective website. WD. 12:50-1:50

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) – Learn how to drive business to a website — WD. 2:00 – 3:00

WordPress – build excellent websites on a commonly used platform. WD. 3:00-4:00

Wednesdays:

Intro to Microsoft Access (a common database used in offices) OE– two hour sessions on June 8th & 22nd — 10:30 to 12:30

PHP – a programming language for web development. P or WD

Thursday July 21 & 28

DSLR Camera Photography — Learn the basics of shooting manual with a digital camera! In this class we cover the essential rules of photography, and how to use manual techniques to take those iconic shots we’ve come to admire. By the end of our classes, you’ll have a portfolio worthy of the web. WD, OE. 9:00 to 11:00, July 21st &28th

DSLR Video Filming — With the growth of video on the Internet, the demand for talented videographers has never been higher. In this class we’ll learn the essentials of video and audio recording techniques for DSLR cameras and understand the workflow of a video from pre to post production. Footage and video projects from class can make a great addition to your demo reel. WD. 12:00-4:00 p.m., July 21st & 28th.

Cost:  $250 per class; if two classes are taken, $50 off; if three classes are taken $75 off; if four or more classes are taken, $100 off total! For the Access shorter class, the cost is $100.00.

College Support classes – schedule to be determined – Students must be dually enrolled in college & EnCircle Technologies to take these classes. If interested, let us know, and we’ll talk!

College Orientation – Moberly Area Community College’s requirement entry class.

Introduction to Entrepreneurship – a core class in Indian Hills Community College’s Office Technology & Media Design certificate program: May 31st to August 28th.

Introduction to Personal Computers — a core class in Indian Hills Community College’s Office Technology & Media Design certificate program: May 31st to August 28th. OE

Other tech classes in IH or MACC’s program can be supported in our college support program.

Workshops:  Resume writing & practice job interviewing – one 3 hour workshop! $20

Intro to Unity Game Design engine – one 4 hour workshop to get you started. $60

Scholarships or other financial resources are a possibility based on need.

We are looking for students on the autism spectrum who are interested in tech.!

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Class List and Schedule for Winter/Spring 2016

Classes begin Monday, January 18th and end April 28th, 2016. A spring break will be taken the week of March 26th.

Monday

12:30-1:30 Microsoft Publisher & PowerPoint, OE — Microsoft Publisher is a software desktop publishing application used to create marketing materials like fliers, brochures, infographics, etc. PowerPoint is a popular design presentation software which has many features to make interesting presentations. Students will learn basic to advanced skills and will work on a culminating project for their career portfolios.

1:30-2:30 Individualized or small group tutoring in Microsoft Excel — Excel is the premiere office software used to review, edit, or credit spreadsheets. Students will continue study of Excel in this class. Prerequisite — Excel 1 and 2.

Wednesday

Individualized classes — to be determined by need/interest. See some options below.

1:30-2:30 Google Maps and Webmapping — a 6 week class

Learn how to add the functionality of Google Maps to your website.  This class will cover some of the basic concepts of geospatial development and how to properly and accurately start making maps of your own choosing.  Create maps of store locations, customized maps, routes and features for publishing online with the Google Maps Javascript API and Google Maps Embedded API.  

Thursday

12:30-1:30 Project Management Team class (a fun mixture of hard and soft skills!), required for all tracks. Last year, many students participated in a workshop where they built a Lego city for a “Mayor” using agile project management techniques often used in the workplace. This fun workshop has been extended into a semester class where students will work on mini-projects and a semester project where they learn essential teamwork, communication, and other soft skills  used at work. A hands-on, fun class!

1:30-2:30 Android App Development class using Cordova, P, WD  — build mobile phone apps, use tech skills; should have basic HTML/CSS knowledge.

2:30-3:30 WordPress, WD — an oldie but goodie; WordPress is a popular content management web development software used by many businesses to build creative and efficient websites. In this class, you will learn how to build a website from scratch using themes, plug-ins, widgets, and features which a client might want from you. We also recommend this class for any student who might be interested in working on websites we create for our customers.

3:30-4:30 Electronic Music and Sound Design, WD

This class introduces principles of sound design and electronic music production. Students will learn techniques involved with synthesis, sampling, composition, mixing and mastering, and more. We will be using industry standard digital audio workstation software called “Reaper.” Students will learn marketable skills, applicable to numerous aspects of the entertainment industry. At the end of the course, students will have produced multiple original works of music as well as a video game audio project. Students will need a copy of Reaper, and a midi keyboard is strongly recommended. (Although a midi keyboard is recommended for this class, we will not be going over any piano playing techniques.)  Students must have a serious interest in music technology as a prerequisite to taking this class.

 

Individualized college support class options:

Moberly Area Community College (MACC) classes, Programming track:

Let us know if you need tutoring support for any MACC technical class on their programming track. To get assistance, student must be dually enrolled at EnCircle Technologies and MACC. P

Indian Hills Community College online class, Web Design track:

JavaScript: prerequisite, Web Design 1 or BCA 185:  

This course covers the use of Scripting Languages (JavaScript) to create dynamic web pages.

If you are interested in other class support in their Office Technology and Media Design Specialist online degree program viewed here, let us know. Student must be dually enrolled at EnCircle Technologies and Indian Hills Community College. Classes go from February to May.

EnCircle offered Individualized Classes: 

Video Editing & Production. 

Create a business or story video project using camera and Adobe Premiere software, WD.

Build a Computer.

Learn the hardware components to building a computer and troubleshooting the hardware issues which come up. Four week class only. Any track.

HTML/CSS

Learn this important foundational mark-up language to build websites or apps, WD or P.

WordPress Skills for Business

Increase your WordPress skills and learn how to set up your own web development business in this class. We will be concentrating on real projects and tasks that a business might want you to develop in WordPress. Expect to learn more, but also learn how to put your business together in order to offer web development services to clients. Pre-requisite:  WordPress 1.

 

 

 

 

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Class Descriptions for Fall 2015 at EnCircle Technologies

Semester begins Thursday, August 20th and ends Thursday, December 3rd 2015.

Microsoft Excel 1. Monday, 1-2. In this class, students will learn the basic fundamentals of Excel if they are new to this popular software that is used in almost every office. They will also work with data and learn functions as well as how to manipulate a spreadsheet. All students will be gaining knowledge to help them work with data on a job and prepare for future Excel certification testing. $400

Microsoft Excel 2. Monday, 1-2. This class is open to students who have taken Excel before, know the fundamentals, and are preparing to take the certification exam at the end of the semester. $400

Microsoft Word. Monday, 2-3. Students will begin to learn all aspect and functions of this popular word processing software. They will prepare to take the Microsoft Word certification test in December which will be a definite boost to their resume. $400

CIT 135 Object Oriented Programming — College Support Class.,  Tues & Thurs. 9-11:30

The main purpose of this course is to provide students with a strong understanding of Visual Basic, as well as provide some insight into what awaits them with the release of Visual Basic.NET. The course will also show students the logic of programming and problem solving using Visual Basic. Students must dually enroll at Moberly Area Community College and pay their class fee. EnCircle fee: $500. We will have a teaching assistant and a homework lab.

 

CIT 145 Web Design I 3-0-3, Tues & Thurs. 12:30-3

This course involves development and maintenance of an interactive website. Students will learn the essential concepts of HTML, XHTML, and DHTML. They will begin by developing a basic Web page and move on to developing a dynamic website. Students will also work with page design, tables, and frames. Students will create Web page forms, work with cascading style sheets and use multimedia on the Web. Students will learn about XHTML and the use of Java Script. Topics such as working with objects, special effects, windows, and frames will also be covered. Students will also explore working with forms, regular expressions and event models. The last section will explore working with dynamic content and styles. Students must dually enroll at Moberly Area Community College and pay their class fee. We will have a teacher’s assistant and a homework lab. EnCircle fee:  $500

 

App Development, Wednesdays, tentative time 12:30-1:30

In this class, students will learn how to create a simple app and game using a platform that allows students to learn as they go. More information will be provided later, but let us know if you’re interested in this topic. Mobile app development is an impressive tech skill to add to your resume. $400

 

Special Tech Interest — Development Lab; Wednesdays, 1:30 to 2:30 (time/day can vary) $400

In this class, students will be paired with a tutor to learn more about their special tech interest or continue with a tech project that needs more development. Some examples of interest area includes: building a computer, developing a website development business, video editing, focused Excel study, WordPress, programming, PhotoShop. But, you come up with the topic, and we’ll find you the supports you need to develop your individualized interest skill. Note:  Students must have taken two semesters already at EnCircle Technologies to take class, unless determined otherwise later.

Welcome to our summer classes page! Below we have a class list, price, and a fuller description. If any of these interest you, send us an email at encircletech@gmail.com. In the fall, we will have some college supported classes at Moberly Area Community College in programming and web development. We’ll be working on Word and Excel certifications. And, we will have some old standbys here. And, always, we have a fun, informative soft skills class. Stay tuned!

 

 

 

 

Summer 2015

Classes begin June 3rd (Wednesday classes only) and June 9th & 10th Tuesday classes; ending July 28th & 29th. 8 weeks.  Class descriptions below.

Tuesdays

10:30-11:30 WordPress $300

11:35-12:35 HTML/CSS 1 & 2 $300

12:40-1:15   Lunch & ping pong & video games! your cost of lunch!

1:15-2:15 Self-Determination/Soft Skills $100

2:15-3:15 Excel for new & continuing students $300

OR offered at same time:

2:15-3:15 Independent lab on Premiere (student brings copy) $100 or JQuery lab. Classes will be on-line tutorials; self-directed). Student can do another independent tech study of choice at this time.

Wednesday

11:00-12:00 Online College Orientation* class at EnCircle

Student  must enroll at Moberly Area Community College in SKL 101,

Section 12 — I, Teacher: Riely.

Payment to MACC upon enrollment ($183). Fees and books will be extra.

Payment to EnCircle $150

Extra to EnCircle if your student needs more individualized assistance $150

and needs a one-on-one tutor. We have the right to make this determination

either at the beginning or throughout the summer semester.

12:00-12:40 Lunch break

12:40 — 1:25 College Orientation class cont’d

1:30–2:30 Visual Basic tutorial — June 1-24  $75

1:30-2:30  Adobe Photoshop Animation July 8-29th $110

Summer Class Descriptions:

Tuesday classes.

WordPress is a content management platform used to create websites for all kinds of looks and clients. In this class, our professional web developer teacher will guide you on where you need to be, either learning the basics or developing a classier looking website for you or a client. Learn about themes, widgets, plug-ins and the best way to present information on a website.
HTML/CSS HTML (the Hypertext Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) are two of the core technologies for building Web pages. HTML provides the structure of the page, CSS the (visual and aural) layout, for a variety of devices. Along with graphics and scripting, HTML and CSS are the basis of building Web pages and Web Applications.

HTML/CSS Level 1 — assumes that a student has had limited lessons in learning and applying knowledge in HTML/CSS. Class begins at a basic level and covers main concepts like publishing online documents with headers, text, lists, links, tables, colors, fonts, styles, layouts, and multi-media using HTML/CSS. By the end of the class, students should know how to create a basic web-page using this code. HTML/CSS Level 2 — continues on beyond the basic knowledge above. It primarily continues the exposure and use of HTML/CSS to ensure deeper knowledge and application. Students will build websites for their portfolio. This class will help a student prepare for the Moberly Area Community College (MACC) Web Development certificate track: https://www.macc.edu/web-development-certificate-of-specialization

Asset Development/Soft Skills. In this class, students will be challenged to figure out how they can engage in asset development (maintaining, saving & earning money) in order to build a healthy financial future for themselves.  They will be challenged to increase their expectations for themselves  and to develop steps for moving forward with their dreams.  Students will learn the basics of budgeting. They will also be making sure that their career file has a good resume in it and that the basics of a good interview are known.

Excel. In this class, students will learn the basic fundamentals of Excel if they are new to this popular software that is used in almost every office. They will also work with data and learn functions as well as how to manipulate a spreadsheet. For students who have taken Excel, the instructor will have independent projects for them to work on, focusing on accuracy and skill in handling data sets. For these students, they will be furthering their knowledge as they gain repetition in using the software.  All students will be gaining knowledge to help them work with data on a job and prepare for further classes in the Office Basics certificate track at Moberly Area Community College. See for more information:  https://www.macc.edu/office-basics-certificate-of-specialization

Independent lab in Premiere or JavaScript or other tech program. We have the tutorials ready, and for a discounted price from a regular class, we have a space & place for you to learn away from distractions! At the end of each independent study session, we will check in with you to see what you have learned and the progress made in your independent study. Get further prepared for the Web Development or programming certificate track by taking this independent study track. (Students must bring their own Premiere software).

Wednesday Classes

EnCircle students will take the College Orientation class offered at Moberly Area Community College. This class is required for the Web Development certificate track and for other higher degrees (such as the Associates) degree. Students are responsible for enrolling at MACC in this class as soon as possible and for paying the enrollment cost & fees at MACC. Students will work on this class together in the EnCircle classroom and will be held accountable for doing their homework in order to successfully pass the class. Students should enroll in SKL 101, Section 12, Teacher Reiley.

SKL 101 College Orientation 1-0-1

This course, strongly recommended to be taken in the first semester, will provide an orientation to Moberly Area Community College and assist students in clarifying their educational and career goals. Designed to emphasize strategies which promote student retention and academic success, topics of exploration include acclimation to college, introduction to campus resources, utilization of information technology such as e-mail, Internet, computer labs, and library resources. Other topics include preparation of a personal academic plan, goal setting, decision making, time and stress management, learning styles, communication and study skills, career exploration, vocational assessment, and career development. (FA, SP, SU)
Object Oriented Programming Prep Class
This class will be designed to prepare the programming students for the challenging Objects Oriented Programming class at Moberly Area Community College which they will take in the fall semester. Students will focus on doing Visual Basic tutorials in order to become acquainted with this language (and possibly others) that they will encounter in their class. Programming track students should take this class.
August Workshops:
Linux — A 3 to 6 hour workshop will be conducted by Brian Lloyd to help students prepare for the Linux 1 programming class held at MACC in the fall. Dates to be announced.
Business Communication or WordProcessing Concepts 3-6 hour workshop will be offered to the Office Basics track students during August. Topic and dates to be announced.

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Winter semester, beginning January 13, 2015

Tentative classes and schedule (subject to change). See below for fuller class descriptions!

Tuesdays:

JavaScript/JQuery — 12:30-1:30

Social Thinking at Work — 1:30-2:30

HTML/CSS multi-level — 2:30-3:30

Excel Lab –3:30 – 4:30

 

Wednesdays:

Video production & editing 12:30 – 2:00

WordPress, Etc. (other platforms, E-Lance boards) — 2:00-3:300

Adobe Photoshop in the Real World — 3:00-4:00

 

Class descriptions

Tuesdays:
JavaScript/JQuery — 12:30-1:30. Instructor: Joshua Holland, Veterans United, AS parent

For aspiring web professionals, a solid understanding of Javascript is becoming increasingly vital. Javascript is the language of web interaction. The world’s most popular websites depend on Javascript: Facebook, Gmail, Google Maps, online retailers and many more. Many of these sites use jQuery, a vastly popular Javascript library designed to simplify the creation of web interactions across a multitude of browsers.

In this course, we’ll explore the core features of jQuery, including page manipulation, events, animation effects and AJAX. Along the way, we’ll review fundamentals of Javascript such as variables, loops, conditionals, and objects. And we’ll put our knowledge to use right away with plenty of examples and real-world exercises.

Success at Work — 1:30-2:30. Instructor: Tara Shade, Alternative Community Training, AS parent.
A highly recommended class!

In this class, students will be involved in learning about three different but important areas to help with success at work. The first block (60% of time) will be over communication at work, including in these areas: Social Thinking: What Is It, and How Is It Different From Social Skills?; What Plays Into Good Communication Skills?; Emotions: The Uninvited Guest That Keeps Showing Up; Perspective Taking: Are You Thinking What I’m Thinking?; The Four Steps of Communication; Fitting In; and Relating at Work. The second block (25%) involves learning and/or practicing these skills in an environment outside the classroom. For example, this could involve job shadowing, short-term volunteering, or just short field trips during class time. The third block (15%) involves a Human Resources professionals guidance on a) conflict resolution, and b) resume/interviewing skills.

HTML/CSS multi-level with main focus on Level II — 2:30-3:30, Instructor Denise Tate-Kuhler, Works at Morenet as a professional trainer and manager

HTML (the Hypertext Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) are two of the core technologies for building Web pages. HTML provides the structure of the page, CSS the (visual and aural) layout, for a variety of devices. Along with graphics and scripting, HTML and CSS are the basis of building Web pages and Web Applications.
HTML/CSS Level 1 — assumes that a student has had limited lessons in learning and applying knowledge in HTML/CSS. Class begins at a basic level and covers main concepts like publishing online documents with headers, text, lists, links, tables, colors, fonts, styles, layouts, and multi-media using HTML/CSS. By the end of the class, students should know how to create a basic web-page using this code. HTML/CSS Level 2 — continues on beyond the basic knowledge above. It primarily continues the exposure and use of HTML/CSS to ensure deeper knowledge and application. Students will build websites for their portfolio.

Excel Lab –3:30 – 4:30. Instructor Roy Thorsby, consultant and graduate GIS student

This class is a continuation of Excel 1 or Excel experience that a student might have. Here, students will work on real world Excel projects which they might see on a job. They will be working with real data and numbers in order to prepare them better for work.

Wednesdays:

Video production & editing 12:30 – 2:00, Scott Claybrook of Claybrook Concepts
Suffice it to say, this will be an interesting class where the students will be involved with video production and editing using high tech cameras and Adobe Premiere software. One of the best features of this class too is that we will most likely be working with Columbia Access Television, using their equipment, site, and studio — which are all short distances from EnCircle. We are excited about our new & enthusiastic teacher, Scott Claybrooks who can’t wait to meet EnCircle students and have them producing super video!

WordPress, Etcetera — 2:00-3:00, Lindsay McGuire

We’re revamping this class in order to add on to the knowledge students already have of WordPress (although if you’re a beginner, you’re welcome here too in this multi-level class!). Students will spend about 50%of their time in being very project-based in using WordPress — more websites, more using short code, more understanding how this most popular web platform works. However, students will also learn about other web content management platforms like Weebly and FourSquare. Students will also be taught how to look for jobs on E-Lance boards and how to use a Wireframing tool in order to show a client what a website could look like. Finally, we’ll also cover principles of Agile Project Management which is a team-approach to doing a computer project which many companies use. It’s a revamped class with lots of Etcetera!

Adobe PhotoShop in the Real World — 3:00-4:00, Bob Martin, Instructor at Morenet

This class is a continuation of Adobe PhotoShop 1. Students must have a basic knowledge of PhotoShop to take this class. In this class, Bob is going to devise a whole bunch of projects to keep the students using PhotoShop as if they are doing it for a job. These projects will simulate work for a photographer who might need photos touched up; a web designer who needs quality images for their website; a graphic designer who might create flyers, brochures, and logos, and an advertiser who wants to persuade customers to purchase a product. This class will definitely get students ready for real work in the field!