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  • Central MIC102w: Saturday Intro to MS Word has been cancelled due to lack of enrollment.
  • Central MIC101: Intro to MS Offive will be taught by another instructor, if it runs - it is low on enrollment.
  • Central MIC102e: Saturday Intro to MS Excel has room for more students!
  • Central ITC102: This class is full, but the waiting list still has room.
  • Shoreline BUSTC109 Section 2: This section still has room.
  • Shoreline BUSTC109 Section 3: This section is full.










IF your are viewing this page, you really need to go away and do some non grown-up Summer stuff. I mean, seriously. Have some fun, sleep in, get some coffee, go on a trip, swim, see a movie, go on another trip, check out your local Farmers' Market, visit the zoo, ride a ferry somewhere, get stuck at the stop of the Waterfront Ferris wheel, etc. Because I will want a full and complete report about "MY SUMMER" when you get back.


Just kidding - about the report. . . Heh!


I (L.J. Bothell) am now on Quarter Break until Monday, September 22, and will be checking email rarely. I will not have the CANVAS tool ready before the quarter starts. Because I have a life. . .



  • MIC101: Introduction to Microsoft Office 2013 class is still open!
  • MIC102e: Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2013 class is still open!
  • MIC102w: Introduction to Microsoft Word 2013 class is still open!
  • ITC102: Computer and Digital Technology Concepts Mon-Tuesday class is FULL - with a long waitlist.


Remember, when the tide is high, and everything is against you, and you don't know what to do next, DON'T PANIC! Then go watch Ferris Bueller's Day Off.





Mission, Vision & Values

I feel that teaching is a privilege. I get the opportunity to share information about topics I love and work in, with folks I'll get to see grow in the design and IT industries later. My goal is to give as much current information as possible in an as fun and interactive learning way that I can!


My mission for teaching includes:

  • Providing current skills training for a competitive workplace
  • Encouraging professional workflow and communications techniques
  • Helping students help themselves prepare to flourish in their IT careers


Code of Ethics

L.J.'s classes have a Code of Ethics which exists to help everyone work well together, make learning fun and useful, and promote great behavior practices for school and the work world:

  • Arrive on time
  • Don't cut class
  • Mute smartphones and other devices
  • Don't take over the class with personal discussions
  • Don't text or do email business during class
  • Don't cheat/slack off, which includes plagiarizing, collusion, and turning in demo work as assignment work


About LJ Bothell (Bio)


LJBHi there! I'm L.J. Bothell and I don't stand on much formality. I'm from Seattle, WA, and have been doing design and communications of one kind or another for over 20 years. I have a BA in Liberal Arts, an AAS in print graphic design, a Certificate in web design, and a Certificate in web development. It's a wonder my head doesn't fall right off!


I've been lucky to have trained with some cool instructors and to have worked a lot. I have experience doing permanent, contract, freelance, and pro-bono work. I have worked in healthcare, real estate, education, nonprofit, transportation, travel, and marketing-related areas. I can work on both PCs and Macs and in many programs. I do web and print design and production, project planning and coordination, a teensy bit o'dev, and sometimes I write and get stuff published. Oh, and I am terribly addicted to Starbucks mochas. Terribly.


Here are a few links below to work I have designed/produced. Some are snapshots in my portfolio site, others are currently live.


LJ Bothell: Portfolio

Employer: Group Health

Contract: WA State Ferries

Contract: The Cobalt Group