April 27, 2017

Beginning Computers

The following are descriptions for the Beginning Computer classes we currently offer. Please note that clicking on the registration links will open a new window and take you to our online registration system. Please be sure to disable any pop-up blockers you might have running to complete our registration process.

Google Mail

Google is on the forefront of mobile platforms and connectivity and leader in innovations of all kinds. Google offers many applications for free and is being used not only by individuals, but also by businesses to manage many aspects of the workplace beyond email. In this hands-on class, get started with a Gmail account and learn how to customize your Gmail. Learn about the advanced features that come with a Google account, including how to create and share web-based Google Docs (Drive), and manage yours and others’ calendars.
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Personal Computer Basics:  Getting Started

Learn about the most basic functions of your computer and begin building an understanding of what it is and how it works. Topics include: defining hardware and software; what’s going on inside the computer (RAM, CPU and the hard drive); an overview of operating systems; how information gets saved; and how drives are set up. Hands-on activities include: working with a mouse and keyboard, basic Windows and Internet skills, and an introduction to working with files. A brief overview of application software such as word processing, spreadsheets, database, and presentation programs is also included. This class is designed for anyone who has never used a personal computer. Prerequisite: None
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Using Microsoft Windows 10

This course will help you become more comfortable with the Windows 10 user interface and its basic capabilities. Explore the basic tools and features of Windows 10; learn how to create documents, send email, browse the Internet, and share information between applications and with other users.

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PC Basics Using Windows 7

Learn about the most basic functions of your computer and begin building an understanding of what it is and how it works. Topics include: defining hardware and software, what’s going on inside the computer (RAM, CPU and the hard drive), an overview of operating systems, how information gets saved and how drives are set up. Hands-on activities include basic windows skills and an introduction to working with files. Gain an overview of application software such as word-processing, spreadsheets, database, and presentation programs. This class is designed for the user who has never used a personal computer.

This class is Windows 7 operating system.
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Microsoft Publisher

Microsoft Publisher is an easy to use, flexible program for creating newsletters, brochures, business cards, postcards and flyers for print, email, and the Web. In this class, you will learn how to create a publication from scratch or use one of the hundreds of business and personal designs available in Publisher.
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