For PC Users:
GirlTechnician is proud to announce our inclusion in the Microsoft MyPC Series Directory.
GT was with Microsoft for 13 years, and her expertise makes our My PC Series offering the best available in Southern California! We offer custom classes on learning how to get the most from your Windows 7 PC whether for business or home use. Classes can be scheduled at your location of choice or just like our other services, we can come to you*. These classes are designed for adults and the content is created by Microsoft -- GirlTechnician adds our real-life experience and in some cases, we include guest professionals with deep experience in areas like professional photography, to help you get the most out of the class!
My PC Series Workshop Descriptions below!
These fun workshops provide innovative computer training designed for adults. The workshops are based on extensive research about how adult computer users want to learn new computer skills. We offer one hour and three hour workshops.
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My PC: 1 Hour Series Workshops - $40 per student
Pick the Right PC
GT offers Technology Selection Services. Buying a new PC can be confusing and frustrating – but it doesn’t have to be! Learn what all that jargon means, what type of PC best fits your lifestyle, and how to pick the right PC without breaking your budget. Take this course if you are in the market for a new computer before you go shopping!!
Start Here With Windows 7
Get hands-on with Windows 7 and get tips on how to use Windows 7 efficiently! Learn about Instant Search, jump Lists and Pinning, Snap, Shake and Peek, using the Snipping Tool, and desktop Gadgets.
Stay Safe With Windows 7
Find out how to protect your computer from malicious software (Malware), use safe practices when you read and send emails, keep your computer up-to-date with the latest security and software updates, and set up automatic backups for your important personal data.
Digital Camera Tips and Tricks
Find out how you can use your camera to take better photos with tips and tricks such as; preview photos you have taken, navigate through the different functions on your camera, adjust camera settings & modes, and adjust video settings.
Digital Photo Editing 1
Learning how to adjust the color and brightness, remove red-eye and straighten horizons, produce a black and white photo from a color photo, crop photos to get rid of clutter, and create a panoramic photo.
Digital Photo Editing 2
Learn how to create ‘Pop Art’ with your photo, make the same type of edits to multiple pictures at once, and Fuse multiple pictures together to make the perfect picture.
Organize Your Digital Photos
Learn how easy it is to transfer photos from your camera to the computer, organize the photos with tags, dates, and ratings, change photo filenames and add captions, and view your photos and find what you are looking for.
Share Your Digital Photos
Learn how to send photos in an email without the large attachments. See the best way to share your photos via email, include a vivid album of photos, choose the photos to include and ways to send them, and how to store your photos online for easy sharing.
Create a Digital Movie
Learn how to present your photos and videos as a professional-quality slideshow with animations, captions and music.
Chat With Instant Messenger
Learn how to use Instant Messaging to find and see your friends online, send messages, share photos, and use a webcam to make a video call for free.
My PC: 3 Hour Series Workshops - $130 per student for all four classes!
Four modules will help you get the most out of your PC!
Getting Started With Windows® 7
All the fun things and no tech babble. Learn quick tips for getting around, where to put your stuff and how to find it easily, smarter ways to surf and shop online, sharing photos, personalizing your PC and more. If you’ve ever thought computer classes were too boring or technical, this is the class for you.
Digital Photo Editing WITH tips from our Professional Photographer partner.
Have fun while learning all the essentials, including how to adjust color and light, fix red-eye, crop, straighten, create a panoramic photo, and even "touch-up"! This class is held at a photo studio in Laguna Beach, our professional photographer partner will offer insights on taking the best digital photos as part of this workshop! First class will be held in January, 2012 -- contact us for more information!
Creative Photo Slideshow
Turn your digital photos and videos into a fun movie slideshow! Learn easy ways to create movies with your photos by adding transitions, motion effects, titles, credits and music. Burn a DVD to play on your TV or computer, or share with family.
Connecting with Friends & Family
Learn three new ways to stay in touch -- see loved ones on your PC via webcam, try out social networking to keep connected with your family and friends, and learn how to share photos in different ways.
For the Professional:
Introduction to Windows 7 - Pro Series
This hands-on course takes a unique approach to teaching the skills necessary to navigate and use the Windows® 7 operating system efficiently and confidently. Learn to maximize new features to get around, customize the desktop, and efficiently store, locate, and search for files. Make the most of new tools and programs. Learn PC management essentials and perform basic preventative maintenance to keep your PC safe and running smoothly. This course is designed for both home and business users. Basic PC navigation skills are highly recommended. This is a deep professional course that will require 9-12 hours of instruction over two days. Contact us for details.
*a minimum of 15 students required for classes as your location.
For Apple Fans:
GirlTechnician offers support for Apple products
GT was with Apple for just shy of 10 years, and was a Senior Systems Engineer during her tenure. With extensive knowledge of Apple products, both past and present - you can count on getting expert help in “layman’s” terms.
While Apple products are intuitive and easy to learn, sometimes you want some guidance. If the Genius bar is too busy for you, we can offer smaller classes in a non-retail setting in addition to personal tutoring at your place of business or home.
We can educate you about AppleTV, on apps for iPhone, iPad and Macintosh. We can also help you with getting all of your products working together and help you to understand the context of what is happening “behind the scenes” in iCloud so you can maximize your understanding and relieve some of that tech-anxiety that may be lurking!
Contact GirlTechnician today for more information!