Discover your future in technology!

Rediscover what technology – and Lone Star College-Kingwood – can offer by attending an evening of free technology workshops, Thursday, Jan. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. The public is invited to join instructors from the college for a selection of 50-minute mini-classes during our popular Technology Night.

These workshops are designed to give visitors a chance to learn new skills, update old skills and sample a few of the interesting and exciting technology classes available at Lone Star College-Kingwood. They promise to be fun, informative, and best of all, they’re free!

All workshops will be held on the 2nd floor of the Administration building. There will be two sessions: one beginning at 6 p.m. and one beginning at 7 p.m., giving each participant the chance to attend two.

Try one of the following:

Making Your Digital Photos Look Better and You Younger!

Learn how to tweak those photos to get the best pictures possible. Using Adobe Photoshop, you will learn a quick way to adjust your photos, colorize them, and even learn how to knock off a few wrinkles…even pounds. Weight Watchers has nothing on this! Time: 6 p.m.; Room: 204A

Megapixels, Schmegapixels…What’s the big deal?

What does this have to do with your digital camera pictures? Learn how to set up image files for print, Web, and email and how to capitalize on picture printing services to get better quality prints. Time: 7 p.m.; Room: 204A

You mean I can have my own Webpage?

How are Webpages created and what is a Web Browser anyway? Everyone can learn how to create their own webpage with pictures, color, and links within an hour using a simple word processor and HTML tags. You too can be on the World Wide Web! Time: 7 p.m.; Room: 206

Help Me…My Computer is Sick!

What are viruses and how can they harm your computer? What are some of the routine maintenance you can perform to keep your PC in its best shape? Spyware, pop-up blockers, disk clean-up, install/uninstall a program and much more will be discussed. Time: 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Room: 201

From Flashdrive to IPOD

What is a Flashdrive anyway and how does it work? Want to get more familiar with all of the latest and greatest gadgets for your computer? Come see a demonstration of flashdrives, handhelds, smartphones, IPODS, and more and get your questions answered! Time: 7 p.m.; Room: 206

Utilizing Windows XP to its Fullest Potential!

Are you sure you know everything there is to Windows XP? Come hear about the new features, improved programs, and system tools that the Windows XP operating system has to offer including accessories, communications and entertainment programs. Time: 6 p.m.; Room: 203

Access is Accessible to Everyone!

Do you want to know more about databases and how they apply to your everyday life? Are you interested in organizing your addresses laying around in phone books, pictures on the computer, Christmas mailing list? Come see how Microsoft Access can help you get rid of the mess! Time: 6 p.m.; Room: 207

Create Your Own Presentation Using PowerPoint

Knowing how to present information in a professional and organized manner is a key to any career. Learn how to utilize PowerPoint to make your presentations more interesting and informative. PowerPoint slide design, layout, color choice, using bullets, animation, and slide transitions will be covered while you create your own presentation. Time: 7 p.m.; Room: 207

Student Game and Video Showcase As we play, we learn. Come and experience the games and videos created about geography, Spanish, Cherokee Indian culture or how to find a lost astronaut in space. Talk with students who have completed our Introduction to Game Design and Development and Introduction to Multimedia courses to hear about they created their work. Time: 6 – 8 p.m.; Room: 204

Workshops are geared for all ages and abilities, so whether your computer skills are “no-tech,” “low-tech” or “high-tech,” our instructors are there to help. Grab a friend and join us January 11 for a free taste of what technology can offer. For more information on technology classes at Lone Star College-Kingwood, call Mary Johnson at 281-312-1603.

Registration is underway now for spring term with credit classes beginning Jan. 16. For more information on credit classes, visit kingwood.lonestar.edu or call 281-312-1613. Current students may register online at kingwood.lonestar.edu/goto/registration.

New students attending for the first time from other colleges or universities must have an official college transcript sent to Lone Star College-Kingwood prior to registration and should also complete the online admissions application at www.lonestar.edu/goto/apply.

Financial aid may be available; call 281-312-1606 for more information.

Low-cost evening child care is offered Monday – Thursday on a space available basis for children ages 4 to 12. Cost is $25 per semester. Call 281-312-1660.

For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, visit kingwood.lonestar.edu or call 281-312-1613. Lone Star College System is among the largest and fastest growing community college districts in Texas. It comprises Lone Star College-North Harris, Lone Star College-Kingwood, Lone Star College–Tomball, Lone Star College–Montgomery, Lone Star College–CyFair, six satellite centers and The University Center. To learn more, visit www.lonestar.edu.