Technical Training

Course Listings & Registration

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Course enrollments are handled by the UC Learning Center, please have your CruzID and Gold password to log in.  For fee based courses you will need to provide a Fund, Organization, and Account information upon enrollment. Workshops are for UCSC employees only. Fees may be paid with a personal check made out to UC Regents if not covered by your unit.

Outside Vendor Classes are marked with two stars (**) and require a minimum number of students enrolled for the class to run. If that number is not reached 5 business days before the class, we must cancel. Please register early!

Note: All classes are intended for users on either PC or Mac. The software, class, materials and user interface are interchangeable on the dual-boot computers in both labs.

To enroll in Technical Training Courses, click on the titles listed below:



Course Categories

Computer/Google Basics
Project Management
Database Management
Desktop Publishing
Spreadsheets
Web Design
On-line Learning



Computer/Google Basics

  • Introduction to Personal Computers (PC and MAC): Free
    The programs are self paced and divided up in chapters, so you can take all or just part of training.

  • UC Information Security Awareness Training: Free
    30-40 minute eCourse, Adopting behaviors that protect information benefits the University, and can benefit you and your family, as well. Win prizes for completion!

  • Google Mail BasicsKerr Rm 8  -  Free
    January 21, 2014; 9:30 am - 11:00 am

    Learn how to compose, send, reply to and forward an email message. You learn how to add attachments, print and understand how messages are grouped by conversation. You learn how to organize your mail using color-coded Labels. This class covers options for customizing your Google Mail environment, including building a signature, creating Labels and using Filters. You will also be introduced to some of the settings, themes and labs available in Google Mail.
    This class is hands-on, so you will log in to your UCSC Google account. Make sure you know your CruzID and Blue password (email password) before coming to class.

  • Google Mail BasicsKerr Rm 8  -  Free
    April 2, 2014; 9:30 am - 11:00 am

    Learn how to compose, send, reply to and forward an email message. You learn how to add attachments, print and understand how messages are grouped by conversation. You learn how to organize your mail using color-coded Labels. This class covers options for customizing your Google Mail environment, including building a signature, creating Labels and using Filters. You will also be introduced to some of the settings, themes and labs available in Google Mail.
    This class is hands-on, so you will log in to your UCSC Google account. Make sure you know your CruzID and Blue password (email password) before coming to class.

  • Google Calendar BasicsKerr Rm 8  -  Free
    January 28, 2014; 9:30 am - 11:00 am

    Learn how to create an event on your calendar, invite others, and schedule a room or resource. You learn to identify objects on the Calendar window, customize your view, access others' calendars and to become familiar with your settings and to customize the environment via labs. When you create an event, you will learn how to edit the event, including finding an appropriate time, create a repeating event, set reminders and make the event private. You will also learn to color code calendars, search calendars, email responses and filter for calendar events.
    This class is hands-on, so you will log in to your UCSC Google account. Make sure you know your CruzID and Blue password (email password) before coming to class.  

  • Google Calendar BasicsKerr Rm 8  -  Free
    April 9, 2014; 9:30 am - 11:00 am

    Learn how to create an event on your calendar, invite others, and schedule a room or resource. You learn to identify objects on the Calendar window, customize your view, access others' calendars and to become familiar with your settings and to customize the environment via labs. When you create an event, you will learn how to edit the event, including finding an appropriate time, create a repeating event, set reminders and make the event private. You will also learn to color code calendars, search calendars, email responses and filter for calendar events.
    This class is hands-on, so you will log in to your UCSC Google account. Make sure you know your CruzID and Blue password (email password) before coming to class.  

  • Google Drive and DocsKerr Rm 8  -  Free
    February 12, 2014; 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

    This training class will teach you the BASIC Google Drive/Docs functions. Including how to create, collaborate, and share a document and spreadsheet. Basic training is recommended for all faculty and staff who just need to know the basics, and a few fun tricks! This class is hands-on training, so you will login to your UCSC Google account. Make sure you know your CruzID and Blue password (email password) before coming to class. This class is sponsored by the ITS Division. There is no charge for this class. If you have questions, please contact Lisa Bono at lbono@ucsc.edu or call 459-1583.

  • Google Drive and DocsKerr Rm 8  -  Free
    March 4, 2014; 9:30 am - 11:00 am

    This training class will teach you the BASIC Google Drive/Docs functions. Including how to create, collaborate, and share a document and spreadsheet. Basic training is recommended for all faculty and staff who just need to know the basics, and a few fun tricks! This class is hands-on training, so you will login to your UCSC Google account. Make sure you know your CruzID and Blue password (email password) before coming to class. This class is sponsored by the ITS Division. There is no charge for this class. If you have questions, please contact Lisa Bono at lbono@ucsc.edu or call 459-1583.

  • Google Drive and DocsKerr Rm 8  -  Free
    April 16, 2014; 9:30 am - 11:00 am

    This training class will teach you the BASIC Google Drive/Docs functions. Including how to create, collaborate, and share a document and spreadsheet. Basic training is recommended for all faculty and staff who just need to know the basics, and a few fun tricks! This class is hands-on training, so you will login to your UCSC Google account. Make sure you know your CruzID and Blue password (email password) before coming to class. This class is sponsored by the ITS Division. There is no charge for this class. If you have questions, please contact Lisa Bono at lbono@ucsc.edu or call 459-1583.

  • Google GroupsKerr Rm 8  -  Free
    February 19, 2014; 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

    Google Groups Basic Training This training class will teach you the BASIC Google Groups functions. Including how to set up a mailing list and online discussion forum, manage your members and current email lists, and how to use your Google Group with other Google Apps. This training is recommended for all faculty and staff who would like to learn the basic Google Groups functions and settings. This class is hands-on training, so you will login to your UCSC Google account. Make sure you know your CruzID and Blue password (email password) before coming to class. This class is sponsored by the ITS Division. There is no charge for this class. If you have questions, please contact Lisa Bono at lbono@ucsc.edu or call 459-1583.

  • Google GroupsKerr Rm 8  -  Free
    March 11, 2014; 9:30 am - 11:00 am

    Google Groups Basic Training This training class will teach you the BASIC Google Groups functions. Including how to set up a mailing list and online discussion forum, manage your members and current email lists, and how to use your Google Group with other Google Apps. This training is recommended for all faculty and staff who would like to learn the basic Google Groups functions and settings. This class is hands-on training, so you will login to your UCSC Google account. Make sure you know your CruzID and Blue password (email password) before coming to class. This class is sponsored by the ITS Division. There is no charge for this class. If you have questions, please contact Lisa Bono at lbono@ucsc.edu or call 459-1583.

  • Google GroupsKerr Rm 8  -  Free
    April 23, 2014; 9:30 am - 11:00 am

    Google Groups Basic Training This training class will teach you the BASIC Google Groups functions. Including how to set up a mailing list and online discussion forum, manage your members and current email lists, and how to use your Google Group with other Google Apps. This training is recommended for all faculty and staff who would like to learn the basic Google Groups functions and settings. This class is hands-on training, so you will login to your UCSC Google account. Make sure you know your CruzID and Blue password (email password) before coming to class. This class is sponsored by the ITS Division. There is no charge for this class. If you have questions, please contact Lisa Bono at lbono@ucsc.edu or call 459-1583.

Project Management

  • Project Level 2Kerr Rm 8  -  $25
    May 13, 2014 & May 20, 2014; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    This course covers the critical skills necessary to manage and customize a project plan in Microsoft Project. Create customized projects and reports. Learn to exchange Project Plan data with other applications. Learn to analyze and adjust the plan. Learn to work with reports and manage multiple projects.This course meets for two half-day sessions held over two consecutive weeks.  

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Database Management

  • FileMaker Pro Level 1:  Kerr Rm 8  -  $25
    April 08, 2014 & April 15, 2014; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    This course introduces basic database concepts, as well as how to plan and create a new database in FileMaker Pro. Learn how to define and edit fields, how to use shortcuts to enter and edit data, and how to find and sort records. You'll learn the Layout mode to create reports and mail labels. You will be introduced to relational database theory, and you will build a relational database using lookups, repeating fields, and simple calculation fields.

  • FileMaker Pro Level 2Kerr Rm 8  -  $25
    April 29, 2014 & May 06, 2014; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    This course begins where Level One ended - with a quick review and then more valuable information about setting up relationships between multiple tables.

  • Introduction to Relational Databases:  Kerr Rm 8  -  $25
    February 27, 2014 & March 6, 2014; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    This lecture-only session has drawn rave reviews from UCSC staff, who have found it to be extremely informative. The goal is to learn how to properly design a relational database from the viewpoint of a database design architect without having to go to an engineering school. You'll learn about the fundamental principles of sound relational database design. Then you'll understand why information is usually stored in multiple tables, what data should be stored where, and how that information is accessed when it is needed. Using a pencil and paper, you'll put what you've learned into practice as you sketch out plans for the creation of a useful relational database system.This course meets for two half-day sessions held over two consecutive weeks.

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Desktop Publishing

  • InDesign Level 2**:  Kerr Rm 159  -  $47
    April 16, 2014; 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Learn to incorporate Vector Graphics into your InDesign creation. Sharpen your Typography skills by adding special font features, special characters, and decorative fonts. You'll work with Transparency, and you'll create and use graphics within a table. Learn to import and edit text, employ text threading, and apply character styles to imported text.

  • You, Your Presentation and Powerpoint:  Kerr Rm 8  -  $15
    February 5, 2014; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Whether leading a group session, presenting information to your department, or giving an orientation to a group of new freshmen, the skills you learn in this session will prepare you to effectively communicate your message.

  • Adobe Acrobat Basics**:  Kerr Rm 159  -  $47
    January 28, 2014; 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    This class shows you how to use Adobe Acrobat to create documents that can be opened by anyone and then viewed and printed exactly as intended, with page layout, formatting, and images intact. You'll convert documents to Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). PDF files can be opened by anyone who has Acrobat or Acrobat Reader and has become the standard for delivering documents to and sharing documents with others via the Web. You'll learn about a variety of ways for converting documents to PDF and the various methods and scenarios for publishing and viewing PDF documents on the Web. We'll show you how to use Acrobat Distiller to create your PDF files and how to add bookmarks and links to the document. Finally, you'll learn how to use Acrobat in a document review cycle.

  • Adobe Acrobat Creating Forms**:  Kerr Rm 159  -  $47
    May 7, 2014; 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    This class shows you how to use the part of Adobe Acrobat called Acroforms. This one-day class gives you hands-on experience creating forms with the Form Wizard and using the form tools to create text fields, radio buttons, check boxes, combo boxes and text areas. The learner will also get experience in editing forms and distributing and tracking them.

  • Creating Accessible PDFs with Adobe Acrobat XI**:  Kerr Rm 159 -  Free
    May 27, 2014; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    This 3 hour class is designed to give the learner a practical workflow for creating a document in Microsoft Word (for Windows) and converting it into an accessible PDF document with the ability to be read by people using adaptive technology, mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act. This class is offered twice on this date; sign up for the morning or afternoon class.

  • Creating Accessible PDFs with Adobe Acrobat XI**:  Kerr Rm 159 -  Free
    May 27, 2014; 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    This 3 hour class is designed to give the learner a practical workflow for creating a document in Microsoft Word (for Windows) and converting it into an accessible PDF document with the ability to be read by people using adaptive technology, mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act. This class is offered twice on this date; sign up for the morning or afternoon class.

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Spreadsheets

  • Excel Basics:  Kerr Rm 8  -  $25
    January 16, 2014 & January 23, 2014; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    April 3, 2014 & April 10, 2014; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    This course is designed to teach you how to create, edit, format, and print a document in Excel. You will learn to copy, move, insert, and delete data. You will create your own formulas, and will learn how to use some of Excel's useful built-in formulas. You'll get your hands on timesaving ways to format text, numbers, and dates. Learn to increase the impact and clarity of your data by using charts. The course will meet for two half-day sessions that are one week apart.

  • Excel Time-saving Features:  Kerr Rm 8  -  $15
    January 30, 2014; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    April 24, 2014; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    This 3-hour class will give you more depth of knowledge in Excel. You will work with styles, workbook protection, manipulating toolbars, adding comments, using named ranges, and you'll learn how to add graphics to a worksheet.

  • Excel Database Features:  Kerr Rm 8  -  $15
    February 11, 2014; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    May 8, 2014; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    This class will teach you the basics of using Excel's database features. You will learn how to use filters, including setting up a criteria range. You will learn how to use the data form and get subtotals. You will get your hands on using Pivot Tables, and you will learn how to work with some database functions.

  • Excel Charting & Linking:  Kerr Rm 8  -  $15
    February 25, 2014; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    May 22, 2014; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    This 3-hour class focuses on how to link worksheets to other worksheets or workbooks. You will learn how to add and remove documents in multiple workbooks. You will get chance to audit a worksheet. You will work with charts in more depth.

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Web Design

  • DreamWeaver Level 1**:  Kerr Rm 159  -  $58
    February 4, 2014; 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Because your time is valuable, Dreamweaver Level 1 is now a one-day class. The curriculum has been re-evaluated to reflect the needs of most users on campus. The class will look at Dreamweaver as if the learner is a first-time user, but the class will have the learner work with images, tables, text and links. The class also shows how to approach the basics of Cascading Style sheets, HTML fundamentals, and it will teach how to publish your site.

  • DreamWeaver Level 2**:  Kerr Rm 159  -  $58
    April 02, 2014; 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    This Level 2 course expands the knowledge of those users who are responsible for editing, updating and managing their web sites. Learners will find out more about Cascading Style Sheets for consistent page formatting, get hands-on experience with multi-media elements like movies and sound, work with buttons, library items and create, use and edit templates.

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On-line Learning

  • InfoView XI: Free
    Short on-line demonstrations on how to use the new version of InfoView.
  • Microsoft Office Tutorials: Free
    On-line tutorials on how to use the latest versions of Microsoft Office products.

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