Computer Skills and Applications Courses

Program yourself for success with any of these career-enhancing technology courses from UGA. Increasingly, employers look for high levels of computer literacy in their hiring and promotion decisions. When you beef up your computer skills, you enhance your career opportunities in virtually every field.

University of Georgia classroom courses

(Classroom: Gwinnett)
Even if you have little or no IT background, you can quickly learn to use WordPress to design and update blogs and websites. In fact, you'll actually build a website in this two-day course. 

Online experiential learning courses

Create the business plan for launching an eCommerce venture. 

Build an eCommerce site, with integrated shopping cart and e-payment functions, that is compatible with mobile devices. 

Using the Responsive Design approach to web development, upgrade a website so that mobile device users will find it easy to use and navigate. Also, add geo-location features for mobile device users. 

Plan and build a mobile game app, using agile development practices and the Android Development Kit. 

Define a need that mobile device users have, and then develop an Android application that addresses this need using multiple sensors. 

Online business and industry courses

(start anytime)
Create your own professional animated 3D graphics for videogames. This course for aspiring animators takes you through object modeling, material creation, animation, cameras, game characters, skeletons and rigging, scene generation, and much more.

(start anytime)
Gain hands-on practice in using the 2D commands and 3D modeling tools in AutoCAD 2011. The extensive curriculum is Autodesk-certified.

(start anytime)
In addition to all the content of the AutoCAD 2011 course, this course gives you a thorough grounding in the main features of AutoCAD's advanced 3D Modeling workspace.

(instructor-led)
Get the computer competencies you need to survive and prosper in today's fast-changing workplace. Learn dozens of tips on using modern office software to work faster and more efficiently.

(instructor-led)
With Acrobat X Pro, you can bring together a wide range of content from dozens of programs for reuse and customization. And that's just the beginning! In this course, you'll learn how to tap the full power of Acrobat X Pro.

(instructor-led)
Even "non-techies" will find it easy to learn Excel in this fun, step-by-step online course. You'll soon be setting up fully formatted worksheets, writing powerful mathematical formulas, and using the function wizard for automatic calculations.

(instructor-led)
Create impressive slide presentations that include text, objects, SmartArt, multimedia, animation, sound, charts, clip art, and hyperlinks. In this course, you'll also learn how to create a PowerPoint photo album and how to use PowerPoint Web App.

Online programming courses

(instructor-led)
In this hands-on course, you'll develop your understanding of programming fundamentals, explore the many benefits of object oriented programming, work with sequential data files, and learn to build a professional-looking and intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI) application.

(instructor-led)
By the end of this course, you'll be using Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Express Edition to write real programs for Microsoft Windows.

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Dig into the technologies that drive Ajax: JavaScript, Document Object Model (DOM), cascading style sheets (CSS), the XMLHttpRequest object, extensible markup language (XML), and PHP scripting. Now you can create your own Ajax applications for a faster, streamlined website.

(instructor-led)
Learn Java in a friendly and supportive environment. Start with the basics of program design. Then, delve into writing your own programs, integrating input and output, and using calculations and loops.

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Gain a solid working knowledge of this powerful, universal database programming language. You'll learn the basic structure of relational databases, how to read and write SQL statements, and advanced data manipulation techniques.

Online networking and hardware courses

(instructor-led)
In this course, you'll learn about the hardware common to virtually every personal computer. You'll learn how things work, how to configure everything, and how to troubleshoot in real world environments.

(start anytime)
Get the essential knowledge to install, configure, and operate simple routed LANs and WANs. You'll learn about switched LAN Emulation networks while you prepare for Cisco certification.

(instructor-led)
Prepare for the challenging exam by learning about topologies, the OSI Seven-Layer model, protocol suites, modern network operating systems, network hardware, cabling standards, remote connectivity, Internet connections, network troubleshooting, and more.

Online Photoshop and graphic design courses

(start anytime)
This course builds your skills step by step. You'll learn the rules and standards for effective graphic design and discover strategies for creating graphics that convey just the right message, style, and tone.

(instructor-led)
Learn to use Photoshop. Use Adobe's sophisticated tools for correcting flaws, enhancing the final product, adding text, and preparing images for e-mail and the Web. This course also introduces a host of impressive new features for photographers in Photoshop CS6.

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If you start this class as a novice, you'll finish as an accomplished photo editor. Use Adobe's sophisticated tools for correcting flaws, enhancing the final product, adding text, and preparing images for e-mail and the Web.

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Explore a wide range of photo-editing options, including portrait editing, image distortion, and filters. You'll also learn how to make the most of Adobe's award-winning layers option and CS6's tabbed windows feature.

Online web page development courses

(instructor-led)
In this hands-on workshop, you'll plan the content, structure and layout of your Web site, create pages with graphics and tables, build links, and learn to improve search engine listings.

(instructor-led)
Create exciting, interactive, and polished Web sites with ASP.NET. Learn how to display information from databases, use style sheets for a professional look, create master pages, tap ASP.NET's powerful membership features, and protect your site from common attacks.

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Take your existing HTML skills to the next level and start building sites like the pros. Learn how CSS3 and HTML5 make it easier for you to build and manage large Web sites, and to get more precise control over the appearance of every page.

(instructor-led)
In this class, you'll learn principles of good Web design, plan and build a Web site, learn best practices for maintaining the site, and gain familiarity with Dreamweaver's powerful features.

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Learn how to create a complete Web site capable of dynamically displaying data from a MySQL database. You'll also find out how site visitors can add new information to an online database, search through posted data, and create meaningful printed reports.

(instructor-led)
This course walks you through the development of a complete Web blog application. You'll learn how to create all of the software and database objects used in the application, and how to allow visitors to register and post articles and comments.