Personal Computing

Professional Development

Offered through Continuing Education

@ Meramec | Wildwood | Corporate College

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

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314-984-7777

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PCs and Technology: Introduction In a Day

Does current technology boggle your mind? Then this class is for you! 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 terms regarding computer hardware, software and current technology are covered, as are basics regarding the use of computers, printers and drives. It’s a class designed for those with little or no computer skills.
COMP:701 | 1 session | $67 AGE 60+ | $99 REG
P01 Sa 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Jean Bradley
May 2 | MC-BA, 216

NEW! I Need Help! Basic Computer Troubleshooting at Home

In this class, learn basic computer troubleshooting of your home PC to avoid costly visits from computer repair personnel. Discover tips and tricks that make your home PC run more efficiently using basic home network functions. Also explore a variety of free options to protect your computer network at home and detect PC viruses and bugs before they become problematic.
COMP:765 | 2 sessions | $49 AGE 60+ | $59 REG
P10 Tu 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Patrick McGuirk
April 14-21 | MC-BA, 212
P11 Tu 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Patrick McGuirk
May 5 - May 12 | WW, 207

Personal Online Security

Learn to ensure your terrestrial and digital footprints are secure. Learn to exercise the best security practices to protect your personal information, help prevent identity fraud, and preserve data integrity, confidentiality and availability. Conduct your corporate electronic communications using the most current, effective techniques and methodologies.
COMP:795 | 1 session | $32 AGE 60+ | $45 REG
P01 Sa 9 a.m.-noon | Fernando Tillman
March 28 | STLCC-Corp, 206

Internet Research and Investigations: Public Records

Explore a wide range of public records on the internet. In this class, you will 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 | $25 AGE 60+ | $35 REG
P01 Sa 12:30-3:30 p.m. | Jean Bradley
Feb. 8 | MC-BA, 216

Internet Research and Investigations: Consumer Information

Does my doctor have a high malpractice rate? Does my hospital have a high infection 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 will be the total costs for repair and maintenance on my vehicle? What are the crash test results? What happens if something goes wrong with a PayPal 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 | $25 AGE 60+ | $35 REG
P02 Sa 12:30-3:30 p.m. | Jean Bradley
March 7 | MC-BA, 216

Internet Research and Investigations: Politics and Law

Who donated to political campaigns and when? How do you find out exactly what is on an upcoming ballot so you can research? 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 any of these questions, then this class is for you! Also learn how to find out politicians’ voting history on specific measures as well as online resources to locate constitutions and laws for federal, state and local bodies. Prerequisite: Windows® Introduction class or equivalent experience. Some internet experience helpful.
COMP:742 | 1 session | $25 AGE 60+ | $35 REG
P03 Sa 12:30-3:30 p.m. | Jean Bradley
April 11 | MC-BA, 216

Exploring Free Online Graphics Programs

Looking for free alternatives to designing flyers, newsletters, logos and other professional graphic designs? In this course, Canva, Google Drawings™, and Gravit Designer will be discussed. Prerequisite: Working knowledge of the internet and basic PC skills.
COMP:742 | 1 session | $29 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
P08 Th 6-9 p.m. | Laura Warren
April 16 | STLCC-Corp, 208

Making Memorable Movies With iMovie®

Design engaging movies on your Mac in this interactive course. Come on a journey to understand the process of importing media, and discover different ways to share your movie once completed. Through a blend of instruction, demonstration and hands-on application, learn how to make impressive digital movies. Feel free to bring your own computer.
COMP:765 | 4 sessions | $39 AGE 60+ | $59 REG
P03 Sa 10:30 a.m.-noon | Beth Fresenburg
March 28 - April 25 | MC-BA, 112
• NOTE: No class 4/11.

Photo Magic With Apple® Mac®

Discover how to leverage your Mac's built-in Photos app for image management and enhancement through a blend of instruction, demonstration and hands-on application. Learn how to import, organize and edit your photos. Feel free to bring your own computer.
COMP:765 | 4 sessions | $49 AGE 60+ | $59 REG
P04 Sa 1-2:30 p.m. | Beth Fresenburg
March 28-April 25 | MC-BA, 112
• NOTE: No class 4/11


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