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Personal Computing

Professional Development

Offered through Continuing Education

@ Online

From using a mouse and keyboarding to online commerce, research and security, build your knowledge of PCs and technology.

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Classes offered in-person may be rescheduled, canceled or transitioned to an online format based on COVID-19 guidelines. Students are required to follow COVID-19 guidelines for classroom participation, which includes, but is not limited to, use of masks and social distancing requirements.


Unless otherwise specified in the course description, registration for online classes closes three business days prior to the class start date.

 

PCs and Technology Introduction

Build a strong foundation for your computer skills and get familiar with other digital technologies. This course emphasizes hands-on experience using a PC to teach essential concepts and commands and develop user confidence. Basic terminology and functionality of computer hardware, software, printers and drives will be explored. This is a class designed for users with few or no computer skills.
COMP-701 | 2 sessions | $41.50 AGE 60+ | $65 REG
P01 Sa 12:30-3:30 p.m. | Jean Bradley
April 24-May 1 | Online

Learning the Mac® as a Windows® Switcher

For those raised on Windows PCs, the intuitive design of Macs can be anything but. Many item names, locations and behaviors on Mac are similar, but remain different enough from PC to invite confusion. This introduction to the “Apple® way” will lean on what you already know, translating PC language and function to Mac equivalents. Why is the menu bar stuck to the top of the screen? Why doesn’t an app close when it has no more windows? Where did right-click go? We’ll explore ways to use a Mac efficiently. Prerequisite: Basic computer familiarity with a recent version of Windows.
COMP-765 | 1 session | $49 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
P01 Th 6-9 p.m. | Gregory Ray
Jan. 28 | Online

Online Personal Security

Learn how to ensure your terrestrial and digital footprints are secure. Gain the skills to exercise the best security practices to protect your personal information, help prevent identity fraud and preserve data integrity. Shelter your confidentiality from those who may seek to exploit your personal information. Ask your security-related questions of a data security expert. Conduct your professional and personal electronic and communications using the most current and effective techniques.
COMP-795 | 1 session | $32.50 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
P01 Sa 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Fernando Tillman
Feb. 6 | Online
P02 Sa 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Fernando Tillman
April 10 | Online

Beyond Broadcast: TV in the Age of Streaming

“What’s on TV tonight?” used to be a straightforward question answered easily by the TV Guide or channel surfing. But in the era of smart TVs, streaming subscriptions, “cord cutting” and a multitude of on-demand services, finding an answer can now be challenging. This course will lay out the transition from broadcast channels in the analog era, to the digital age, the smart device revolution, and the dominance of streaming services. How we consume media has changed; learn to navigate your many viewing choices, figure out “what’s on,” watch across your multiple devices, and understand what still needs an antenna.
COMP-765 | 1 session | $49 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
P10 Th 6-9 p.m. | Gregory Ray
Feb. 25 | Online

Internet Research and Investigations: Public Records

Explore a wide range of public records on the internet, and discover how to uncover real estate records, criminal records, court judgements, marriages, births, deaths and more. Prerequisite: Windows® Introduction class or equivalent experience; some internet experience helpful.
COMP-742 | 1 session | $22.50 AGE 60+ | $35 REG
P06 Sa 12:30-3:30 p.m. | Jean Bradley
Jan. 23 | Online

Internet Research and Investigations: Consumer Info

Does my doctor have a high malpractice rate? Does Grandma’s nursing home use restraints more frequently than others? What is the crime rate in my neighborhood? How much did my neighbors pay for their house? Does my contractor have a lengthy list of lawsuits? How do I find free online classifieds? What are the total costs for repair and maintenance on my vehicle? What happens if something goes wrong with an online transaction? What recalled products am I still using at home? If you are curious about the answers to any of these questions, then this class is for you. Prerequisite: Windows® Introduction class or equivalent experience. Some internet experience helpful.
COMP-742 | 1 session | $22.50 AGE 60+ | $35 REG
P05 Sa 12:30-3:30 p.m. | Jean Bradley
Feb. 20 | Online

Internet Research and Investigation: Politics and Law

Who donated to political campaigns and when? What issues are on the upcoming ballot? Which nonprofit organizations have presented summaries of candidates platforms, bill descriptions and voting records of politicians in an unbiased way? If you are curious about the answers to these questions, this class is for you! Discover politicians’ voting histories on specific measures. Find online resources to locate laws passed by federal, state and local legislative bodies. Prerequisite: Windows® Introduction class or equivalent experience. Some internet experience helpful.
COMP-742 | 1 session | $22.50 AGE 60+ | $35 REG
P08 Sa 12:30-3:30 p.m. | Jean Bradley
March 13 | Online

 

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