Computer Training Courses

Owens provides Computer training focusing on improving productivity and meeting employee needs.  We have qualified and experienced instructors ready to serve your training needs anytime.  The Owens is dedicated to building your competitive advantage by working with you to improve productivity and compliance in your business. We provide customized solutions to your training needs. Whether you need one course to strengthen your Excel skills or need a complete upgrade to the latest suite of computer skill, Owens is a leader in computer training.

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Apple iPad Training

Easy to use? Absolutely! But there is still plenty to learn about your iPad. Bring yours to class and become familiar with all the built-in apps, visit the App Store, and find out where the best software is. Learn to adjust personal settings, set up mail, explore basic security issues, make use of iCloud features like Photo Stream and Backup.
51094 Thu 1/22 6 - 9 p.m. Maumee $39
51095 Tue 2/24 6 - 9 p.m. Maumee $39
51165 Thu 4/2 6 - 9 p.m. Findlay $39

NEW!! Android Tablets and SmartPhones: Tips 'n Tricks

For tablets and smartphones, Android-based mobile devices are the best alternative to Apple products. The Android operating system is still new - which means quirks and bugs. Bring your Android Tablet or Smartphone (such as Samsung Galaxy, Google Nexus, LG, and HTC) and let's learn together how to customize your Android desktop, find and install Apps and Widgets, set up WiFi on the go, and teach your device to print. Get a little practice with Swype typing, exchange opinions about Apps, get acquainted with how to make your Android device more secure, and understand what to do when an App or the device crashes.
51167 Wed 1/28 6 - 9 p.m. Maumee $39
51168 Wed 2/25 6 - 9 p.m. Findlay $39
51169 Thu 3/26 6 - 9 p.m. Maumee $39

Windows 8.1 Level 1

Get comfortable with Microsoft's radically-new look for Windows.  You will learn to translate the Start Menu of previous versions into the 8.1 Start Screen.  Once you are over that hurdle, you will learn how to function in the 8.1 environment whether you are using a laptop, desktop PC, or Windows-based tablet.  You will learn to use the Windows features that make sense according to the type of device you are using it on.  Get acquainted with the Windows Store for installing and using apps that take advantage of new 8.1 technology.  You will leave class knowing how to control the look of Windows so it works the way you want and how to find what you are looking for with ease.
51154 Fri 1/23 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Maumee $99
51155 Tue 4/14 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Maumee $99

Windows 8.1 Level 2

Take a fearless dive into the Windows Control Panel, where you can take full charge of your PC.  View and understand Windows information about your PC's hardware.  Manage devices like printers and external storage.  Configure network settings, including WiFi, to share resources between computers.  Understand how to keep your computer safe from threats, how to back up your key files, and what to do when Windows fails to run.
51556 Fri 4/24 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Maumee $99

OneNote 2010

Microsoft OneNote allows you to keep different kinds of electronic items in a single file that you normally have to save as separate files for text, photos, videos, website links, lists, charts, screen captures, scanned material, and even handwritten notes. It's a great way to have easy access to all related items for a project, not to mention an amazing time saver.


51096

Thu

2/12

9 - 11:30 a.m.

Maumee

$39

51097

Mon

4/13

9 - 11:30 a.m.

Maumee

$39

Create Your Small Business Website

When it comes to creating an effective website for a small business, nothing beats WordPress. This free software is the perfect way to get your site up and running, without investing a lot of technical knowhow. You will be guided through setting up and learning how to use WordPress, including getting your site up live and adding key features that help your business take off. Instructor: Grayling Lathrop.


51098

Thu

1/15 & 1/22

5:30 - 9 p.m.

Maumee

$99

51100

Tue

1/27 & 2/3

5:30 - 9 p.m.

Findlay

$99

51101

Wed

4/1 & 4/8

5:30 - 9 p.m.

Maumee

$99

Microsoft Project 2010/2013 Level 1 & 2

Microsoft Project is the most popular and powerful software for planning and managing complex projects.  Use Project to create a plan file and enter your project information.  Then learn to manage tasks by organizing them and setting task relationships.  Manage resources needed for your project and finalize the plan.  Transfer data from other programs in and out of Project and update the project plan.  Use the program to manage costs and report on the project visually.  Learn to reuse plans for future projects.
51102 Fri 2/20 & 2/27 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Maumee $249
51105 Fri 3/20 & 3/27 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Findlay $249

QuickBooks 2013

This introductory class will teach you how to set up a new company, manage bank account transactions, maintain customer/vendor information, generate reports and write/print checks. You'll also create invoice and credit memos, add customer fields, set up budgets, and learn about data backup/protection.
51106 Wed 2/11 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Maumee $149
51108 Wed 4/8 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Maumee $149

Acrobat 9 Level 1

Use Acrobat to modify PDF content, add multimedia, bookmarks, and links. Mark up your PDFs with comments and protect PDF content with security features. Instructor: Grayling Lathrop.


51001

Thu

2/19

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Maumee

$149

Acrobat 9 Level 2

Create amazing interactive PDF forms, learn to use LiveCycle Designer to design and test your forms. Work on PDF quality setting to control color, size and consistency. Instructor: Grayling Lathrop.


51002

Thu

3/5

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Maumee

$149

Dreamweaver CS5 Level 1

Learn web project work flow, cascading style sheets, web page formatting, inserting images and tables, web page organization, reusable site assets, creating links and rollovers, and upload files to a site. Instructor: Grayling Lathrop.


51003

Thu

2/12

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Maumee

$149

51004

Mon

3/2 & 3/16

5:30 - 9 p.m.

Maumee

$149

Dreamweaver CS5 Level 2

Learn style sheets, page layout, global styles, library assets, templates, multimedia, interactive forms, rollover/behaviors, applying XML, accessibility, usability and site testing. Instructor: Grayling Lathrop.


51005

Thu

2/26

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Maumee

$149

51006

Mon

4/6 & 4/13

5:30 - 9 p.m.

Maumee

$149

Illustrator CS5 Level 1

Create and manipulate shapes, export an illustration, applying color, stroke options, drawing paths, raster images, adding/altering text, creating/manipulating layers, working with fills and colors, and adjusting typography. Instructor: Grayling Lathrop.


51007

Thu

3/19

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Maumee

$149

Illustrator CS5 Level 2

Learn path commands, masks, enhancing fills and strokes, shape transformation tools, effects and graphic styles, perspective drawing, converting raster images to vector art, printing illustrations, color management, web files and graphics. Instructor: Grayling Lathrop.


51008

Thu

4/2

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Maumee

$149

InDesign CS5 Level 1

Exploring the toolbox, palettes, inserting text and pages, working with text frames, creating objects with tools, creating paths, using the pencil, erase and scissor tools, and frames and tables. Instructor: Grayling Lathrop.


51009

Thu

1/15

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Maumee

$149

51011

Tue

3/3 & 3/17

5:30 - 9 p.m.

Maumee

$149

51013

Thu

3/26

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Maumee

$149

InDesign CS5 Level 2

Learn efficient layout, creating/editing vector paths, typography (resizing, styles, type mask, spacing, kerning), graphics (layer comps, transparency, object styles), table structure/styles, and text editing. Instructor: Grayling Lathrop.


51010

Thu

1/29

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Maumee

$149

51012

Tue

3/31 & 4/7

5:30 - 9 p.m.

Maumee

$149

51014

Thu

4/9

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Maumee

$149

Photoshop CS5 Level 1

Customize your workspace, explore Adobe Bridge, raster vs. vector graphics, resolution, working with selections and layers, filters/image enhancement, image modes/color, and saving images. Instructor: Grayling Lathrop.


51015

Thu

1/22

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Maumee

$149

51016

Mon

2/2 & 2/9

5:30 - 9 p.m.

Maumee

$149

Photoshop CS5 Level 2

Create gradients, retouching, working with vector paths, working with shape layers and masks, automating tasks, working with video files, and integrating with other Adobe applications. Instructor: Grayling Lathrop.


51017

Thu

2/5

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Maumee

$149



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