Computer Applications in Ministry

Course:  Computer Applications in Ministry:   A course designed for church ministers, ministry staff, office secretaries, Sunday School teachers and workers, or anyone desiring to communicate a message to a large audience utilizing a computer, multimedia, and the internet.  Designed for busy individuals with limited computer knowledge.  A balance of lectures and demonstrations will provide a wealth of useful information and ideas.  

The New Hybrid Cars and SUVs -Automotive Hybrid Technology

No longer just a concept.                     The all new 2005 Toyota Prius. 
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A brief overview of automotive hybrid technology for the prospective buyer.  Includes classroom instruction and a video presentation demonstrating this new technology.  Topics include the operation, maintenance, the environmental-economic impact and current tax advantages of hybrid technology used in the automobile industry today.

A more in depth seminar is planned in the near future for the automotive technician.  Topics will include regenerative breaking, aerodynamics, low-rolling resistance tires, continuously variable automatic technology including planetary gearing, ac-dc electric motors and generators, electrical power inverters and nickel/metal-hydride batteries.

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Information Technology

A complete course overview using new technologies for communicating a message, product, or service.  Topics include desktop publishing, multimedia presentations, and using the internet, with a focus on software applications for digital photography, video streaming and web publishing.  Classroom instruction and demonstrations will cover photo printing, DVD video production, and web site publishing.

DVD Digital Video From Start to Finish

The complete process for making professional-looking movies including DVD burning.  Shoot, capture, edit, and burn camcorder video using the latest available hardware and software and produce a DVD that will load on any player or modern computer.  Topics include formats, compression, transitions, overlays, adding titles, audio and still photography images for rendering a great looking video presentation.

Introduction To Digital Photography

A basic overview of digital photography for the new or prospective digital camera owner.   Topics include digital film, camera features and settings, and how to process digital pictures.  Classroom demonstrations, a question-answer session, and personal hands-on lab time will be provided.  Participants are encouraged to bring their personal digital camera and owner's manual to class, but this is not mandatory.   


Web Site Publishing

An introduction to web site publishing for anyone interested in learning how to set up, design, and publish a personal or business web site.  Topics include domain name registration, hosting a web site, publishing software, and using a control center panel to maintain a site.  Related expenses will be covered in detail and classroom demonstrations using an online web site will provide the participant with the knowledge necessary to enter this fast and growing field.


Automotive Computer Technology

An overview for the automotive technician desiring to go beyond carburetor technology to learn about fuel injection, automotive electronics, and automotive computers.  Topics include on-board electronic systems EEC-1V & EEC-V & OBD-II, diagnostic trouble codes, pinpoint test, and computer on board monitors.  Classroom demonstrations using the New Generation Star Diagnostic Tester will provide the participant with a wealth of information into this new technology.


Resume     Personal Web Site     Personal Information

Curtis Anderson received his A.A.S. degree in Electronic Technology from John Tyler Community College in 1969 and his B.S. degree in Industrial Technology from Virginia State University in 1977.  Currently retired from Verizon Communications, Curtis started teaching classes in new technologies in 1978 at such places as Richmond Technical Center, John Tyler Community College, Virginia State University, Bell Labs, and has traveled to China to conduct classes.  From vacuum tube theory to integrated chip technology, his work experience with analog and digital technologies, Curtis is able to bring into the classroom a broad base of knowledge and experience.