Brush up your tech skills

Information Systems and Computing Technology Training Services has partnered with Online Consulting to provide on-campus classes at a discount to members of the Penn community. Classes taken at Penn are up to 25 percent less expensive than comparable classes off campus.

Here’s a sample of upcoming courses being held at the ISC Labs at 3650 Chestnut. For details contact the Online Consulting Penn Registration Desk at 1-800-288-8221 or visit www.tts.isc.upenn.edu. Registration required.

Eudora 5

This course, which requires familiarity with the Internet, will teach you all the basics of e-mail, such as attachments, signatures and address books. You’ll learn how to handle incoming and outgoing mail, move folders, update filters and much more.

- Oct. 21, 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., $110

Windows XP Introduction

Improve your understanding of the task bar and start menu; get tips on how to customize your workspace; learn how to copy and move data from one application to another; and become familiar with Internet Explorer. This course requires an understanding of basic PC concepts and knowledge of the keyboard.

- Oct. 21, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., $190

Dreamweaver Advanced

This two-day course will cover rollovers, navigation bars, head elements, keyboard shortcuts, style sheets, the history palette, browser targeting and more. Dreamweaver Introduction, or equivalent skills, as well as experience with Photoshop are required.

- Oct. 22 and 23, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., $570

Photoshop Web Graphics

Animating, coloring and painting, sizing and adjusting images and preparing Web graphics are just some of the skills you’ll learn in this two-session class. Prerequisites include familiarity with Windows or equivalent knowledge.

- Oct. 24 and 25, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., $494

Word 2000 Advanced

The course will teach you how to work with templates, fields, worksheets and charts and show you how to use graphics and create forms. Word 2000 Intermediate or equivalent skills are a must. Students must also be able to create, format and sort tables, and work with headers and footers. Knowledge of columns, bulleted and numbered lists are also required.

- Oct. 28, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., $190

Originally published on October 17, 2002