I guess to answer your question, the way I've already used has been
Obviously, you can add more by separating with a :
As a note, and to hopefully simplify this for you some..
Just in case I would have to modify the PATH variables later, do I add to the bashrc file?
I'm supposed to learn my way around Linux using the command line so it's a bit confusing with some of the non-Windows jargon, etc. I'm not a programmer or familiar with all this
According to the bash man page, .bash_profile is executed for login shells, while .bashrc is executed for interactive non-login shells. So you would probably want to put it in .bash_profile.
And don't worry, we were all Linux n00bs at one time or another. If I can learn to use a shell anyone can.