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Buying and Selling on the Web

Start selling your stuff on eBay and other sites. Learn how to become a seller or window shopper by exploring how to safely use eBay, Craigslist and Etsy to start. Gain the skills necessary to sort the good from the bad, comparison shop and understand how e-commerce works.

This class is esp. designed for our seniors.

Our next class covering the above topics will be

call for classes

Truckee Meadows Community College

Please contact me for any questions you may have concerning this class.

just across from the Sears Auto Center on

sign up in Suite 216

Reno, NV 89502

or call TMCC at (775) 829-9010


Welcome to the World of “Keeping Track of your Finances” with QuickBooks (Desktop Version)

– You will need this class:

if you are having a hard time keeping track of your income and expense?

– You will need this class:

if you have more months left after you got paid because you do not keep track of your finances

This class is mainly for small to medium business, however, that does not mean that an individual could not benefit from the knowledge and maybe start keeping track of their financial life.

Why this class?

Because, thousands of small companies and nonprofit organizations turn to Quickooks to keep their finances on track. And over the years, Intuit has introduced various editions of the program to satisfy the needs of different types of companies.

Back when milk was simply milk, you either used QuickBooks or you didn’t.

But now, when you can choose milk from soybeans and rice as well as cows, and with five different levels of fat, it’s no surprise that QuickBooks comes in a variety of editions (which, in some cases, are dramatically different from their siblings), as well as six industry-specific editions. From the smallest of sole proprietorship to burgeoning enterprises, one of these editions is likely to meet your needs and budget.

By the way, all tutorials are instructor-led and every student will receive a handout to include screenshots to help guide you through the material presented.

Here is an overview of some of the topics that we will cover:

  • An Introduction to QuickBooks
  • some Bookkeeping/Accounting Terms
  • Setting up your company (or yourself)
  • Chart of Accounts
  • Customers/Clients
  • Sales Tax
  • Vendors
  • Banking

Please call Truckee Meadows Community College a

3/01, 3/3, 3/8, 3/10 and 3/15/22

from 6pm – 9pm PST

call Contact Trainer/Instructor

5290 Neil Road

Reno NV 89502

Tel: (775) 829-9010


Please bring a Flash Drive

WordPress Blog and Web Design

Find out why WordPress powers over  30.2% of all websites while learning how to create your own blog or website.

WordPress is the most user friendly CMS, and as most people building their website with WordPress are not developers, the whole point of the CMS should be to make it as easy as possible to build a clean, good looking website that can scale with your business. ~Google

Start with the basics such as how to install, set up and select a theme without having to learn HTML. Then dive deeper into the software by developing an understanding of customization specifics such as how to use widgets, plugins, the difference between the paid and free versions, along with tips on how to schedule blog and video posts. Finally, increase traffic to your new website by promoting your blog through social media.

… it also powers the websites of some of the worlds biggest brands, including TechCrunch, MTV,, Microsoft, Facebook News and Vogue

We will start with a free WordPress site.  Please be aware that a free site is limited to the changes that you would like to make, so ….

… you will need to have to have a domain name and hosting in order to take full advantage of wordpress for your website … ! I am using for all my websites.  If you ask them I think they still offer a free month of hosting, however you will have to buy a domain name.

If you need assistance with buying a domain name, please Contact Trainer/Instructor (a small fee may apply)

Some of the Topics we will cover:

  • Narrowing down your topic
  • Writing about multiple topics
  • Deciding how much time to commit
  • Designing your blog (WordPress)
    • Posts and Pages
    • Using drafts
    • Scheduling posts
  • Social Media

April 14 and 16, 2020

from 1 pm – 4 pm  

Rm 322

Truckee Meadows Community College

5270 Neil Road

just across from the Sears Auto Center on

sign up in Suite 216

Reno, NV 89502

Call 775-829-9010 to sign up for next session

for private instructions for questions, please go to Contact Trainer/Instructor

Learn more about your iPhone

You took the ‘iPhone for Beginners’ class or have experience using your phone?

Enhance your knowledge by adding contacts to your address book, set up and use your email, and send and reply to text messages. Share photos, organize photo galleries and download and listen to your favorite music.

And … bring your questions if you already know about or would like to review one or more about the above mentioned topics or

just bring your questions 🙂

Bring your iPhone/iPad to class with any questions you have about it.

Our next class covering the above topics will be

March 25, April 1, 8 and 15, 2022

from 10 am – 12 pm

Room 315

Truckee Meadows Community College

5270 Neil Road

just across from the Sears Auto Center on

sign up in Suite 216

Reno, NV 89502

for private instructions, please go to Contact Trainer/Instructor

 Note to iPad users:  the only difference is that you cannot make a phone call!

So, please join us in the iPhone class

Smart Driver Class

You Could Earn a Multiyear Discount on Your Auto Insurance When You Complete the Course! 100% Online and Self-Paced. Learn at Your Convenience. Register Today! Improve Driving Skills. Insurance Discounts. 24/7 online Safe Driver Training or if your prefer  in a Classroom setting.

We offer this class all over the US.

Why take the Smart Driver Course?

The AARP Smart Driver course is the nation’s first refresher course specifically designed for drivers age 50 and older. In many states, drivers may benefit from a discount on their auto insurance premium upon completing the course. And you will learn something new along the way. In fact, an evaluation of the course found that 97% of participants changed at least one driving habit as a result of what they learned. ( By the way, you do not need to be a member, and you can be younger than 55)

What will you learn?

  • Research-based safe driving strategies.
  • Information on the effects of medication on driving.
  • Preventive measures to reduce driver distractions.
  • Proper use of safety belts, air bags, anti-lock brakes, and new technology found in cars today.
  • Techniques for handling left turns, right-of-way, and roundabouts.
  • State-specific rules and regulations in 19 key areas, including construction zones, child safety seats, school buses, cellphone use and more.
  • Easy-to-follow format incorporating adult-learning principles.

Click here to sign up for the online course:

To take the course in a classroom setting contact AARP Driver Safety at 1-800-350-7025 or email

Example:  The next course in Reno NV is on March 28, 2020 at 10am thought 3pm

Getting to Know Windows 10

Learn how to navigate and use new features, tools and programs efficiently and confidently.

Gain the knowledge needed to perform basic preventative maintenance to keep your PC safe and running smoothly.

Find out how to customize the desktop, easily store, locate and search for files and have fun getting to know this program.

Please  for next class:  call (775) 829-9010

Truckee Meadows Community Center

5270 Neil Road (across the street from the Sears Auto Center)

Reno NV 89502 see Map

Intoduction to Excel

Missed the Fall 2019 class? No problem we have another session coming up in Spring 2020 where we teach you the basics ….

… such as entering text and numbers into spreadsheets … and continue building your skills by learning formatting and formulas.

All tutorials are instructor-led and every student will receive a handout to include screenshots to help guide you through the material presented.

Here is an overview of the topics:

  • Create a new spreadsheet/workbook
  • Cell Basics
  • Create a new workbook
  • Tables
  • Charts
  • Concatenate, Text To Table
  • Fixing Case
  • Loan Payments
  • Pivot Table and Chart
  • and more
    Our Excel Essentials I class covering the above topics will start

    April 5,  7,  12 and 14, 22

  • from 6pm to 9pm PST

    call TMCC (Reno, NV) at 775-829-9010 to reserve your seat today

    or click here to sign up

    this is a very popular class!

    at Truckee Meadows Community College

    5270 Neil Road
    Rm 115

    Reno NV 89502

    Tel: (775) 829-9010


Excel Series

In this 3-part course, learn the basics of Excel 2016 to enter text and numbers into spreadsheets along with basic formatting and formulas.

In part II, work with large files by freezing panes and splitting the window, use named ranges to make navigation easier, and explore styles and the conditional formatting feature. Learn to create pie, bar, column, XY and other charts in a professional-looking, easy-to-read format. Sort and filter to manage data lists and practice working with formulas and functions.

In level III, work with advanced techniques to make pivot tables and pivot charts, and use intricate formulas and data analysis to make workplace tasks easier. Learn to use various financial functions, grouping skills and how to consolidate worksheets.

at Truckee Meadows Community College

5270 Neil Road
Rm S115

Reno NV 89502

Tel: (775) 829-9010



Kindle vs Nook vs iPad

What shall I buy?

The technology of handheld electronic tablets can add immensely to your life. Learn the differences between a personal computer, a laptop and a tablet. Get help and have fun sorting through the features, reliability, versatility and costs of electronic tablets before you invest in one.

Please call (775) 829-9010 for next class

Truckee Meadows Community Center
Room TBA

5270 Neil Road (across the street from the Sears Auto Center)

Reno NV 89502 see Map

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OSN EDITORIAL: To The Class of 2019 — Orange Street News

NOTE FROM PUBLISHER: I’ve received several requests for a transcript of the commencement speech I delivered to the Reed School of Media on May 10. Apologies for the delay. I didn’t have notes on stage so it took me time to go through. Thank you. Thank you Dean Reed, members of the Faculty, family and […]

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