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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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314-984-7777

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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 foundational computer skills and get familiar with other digital technologies. Through hands-on experience on a PC, you’ll learn essential concepts, understand commands and develop confidence. Basic terminology and functionality of computer hardware, software, printers and drives will be explored. This class is ideal for users with few or no computer skills.
COMP-701 | 2 sessions | $44 AGE 60+ | $69 REG
S01 Sa 12:30-3:30 p.m. | Jean Bradley
May 29-June 5 | Online
COMP-701 | 1 session | $44 AGE 60+ | $69 REG
S02 Sa 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Jean Bradley
Aug. 7 | Online

Introduction to Smart Home Technology

A smart home system can help you reduce energy consumption, create a more comfortable family living environment and help protect your home against intruders. Enhance your lifestyle with simple, yet sophisticated control of music, video, lights, climate and more. Please note: Smart home technology requires Wi-Fi in the home, smart phone or tablet, and knowledge on how to download apps. This class will cover concepts and functionality, but will not focus on specific product brands.
COMP-765 | 1 session | $49 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
S03 Th 5-8 p.m. | Gregory Ray
June 10 | Online

Introduction to Twitter®

Hashtag? What is a hashtag? If you have ever asked this question, then this class is for you! Twitter is all the rage for Millennials and some celebrities, and an increasingly important source of information. Find out more about one of the most popular social media sites. Prerequisite: Windows® Introduction class or equivalent experience.
COMP-742 | 1 session | $18 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
S03 W 6-9 p.m. | Rich Vagen
June 16 | Online

NEW! Technical Business Analysts

Demystify the automagical world of software development. You’ll discover how data is preserved and communicated between systems. Explore database fundamentals, API calls, and Azure and AWS cloud technologies. Learn how to translate business requirements into technical requirements and acceptance criteria. A Windows 10 64-bit based laptop is needed for this class.
COMP-765 | 6 sessions | $178 AGE 60+ | $249 REG
S06 Tu 6-9 p.m. | KC Rivera
June 1-July 6 | Online

How to Avoid Becoming Phish Food

Protect your identity and money from online predators. Discover how to spot a phishing scam and avoid being compromised while online.
COMP-742 | 1 session | $22.50 AGE 60+ | $35 REG
S06 Tu 5-8 p.m. | Taniya Farooqui
June 15 | 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 judgments, 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
S01 Sa 12:30-3:30 p.m. | Jean Bradley
May 22 | Online

Internet Research and Investigations: Consumer Information

Does my doctor have a high malpractice rate? What is the crime rate in my neighborhood? Does my contractor have a lengthy list of lawsuits? Which vehicles have crash test results? What happens if something goes wrong with an online transaction? 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
S02 Sa 12:30-3:30 p.m. | Jean Bradley
June 12 | Online

Internet Research and Investigations: Politics and Law

Who donated to political campaigns and when? How do I find out what initiatives are on an upcoming ballot so I can research them? Which non-profit 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! Prerequisite: Windows® Introduction class or equivalent experience. Some internet experience helpful.
COMP-742 | 1 session | $22.50 AGE 60+ | $35 REG
S05 Sa 12:30-3:30 p.m. | Jean Bradley
July 10 | Online

NEW! Setting Up a Microservice in C#

Have a basic idea of how to code? Let’s build a microservice. Together we will walk through setting up a microservice in C# .Net 5.0 using Entity Framework®. Authenticate calls using JSON Web Tokens, persist data in a SQLite database, set a swagger page, and write unit test cases. Learn the roles and responsibilities of each software layer. A Windows 10 64-bit based laptop is needed for this class.
COMP-765 | 6 sessions | $178 AGE 60+ | $249 REG
S07 Th 6-9 p.m. | KC Rivera
July 8-Aug. 12 | Online

NEW! Introduction to Cricut® Machines

Take your crafting to the next level and learn the many features of the Cricut® Machine. Explore the basics of paper crafting with the powerful cutting technology and application interface of the Cricut®. This class will focus on layers, welding, attaching and detaching images, writing and scoring. Students must bring their own Cricut Explore® or Maker® machines to class as well as an established login to the Cricut Design Space® application.
COMP-755 | 1 session | $34 AGE 60+ | $45 REG
S01 Sa 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Rhonda Cross
July 10 | MC-BA 122

Beyond Broadcast: TV in the Age of Streaming

“What’s on TV tonight?” was once an easily answered question through TV Guide or channel surfing. But in today’s era of smart TVs, streaming subscriptions, “cable cutting” and a multitude of on-demand services, finding an answer is more challenging. Survey the transition from analog broadcast channels to the digital age of smart devices and streaming services. Discover “what’s on,” how to watch across your multiple devices, and understand what still needs an antenna.
COMP-765 | 1 session | $49 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
S05 W 5-8 p.m. | Gregory Ray
Aug. 11 | Online

NEW! Introduction to Tableau®

Tableau is one of the fastest evolving Business Intelligence (BI) and data visualization tools. Learn the foundations of Tableau and how to navigate its interface, import data, and create your first dashboard.
COMP-727 | 4 sessions | $99 AGE 60+ | $149 REG
S01 Tu 6-9 p.m. | Lee Douangkeomany
June 8-29 | Online

NEW! Storytelling With Tableau®

Build on skills from “Introduction to Tableau,” as you create dashboards to tell the story within your data. Learn best practices for formatting and presenting data to tell data-driven stories.
COMP-727 | 4 sessions | $99 AGE 60+ | $149 REG
S02 | Tu 6-9 p.m. | Lee Douangkeomany
July 13-Aug. 3 | Online


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