Class Descriptions-2016

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Class Descriptions:
A. Cost
  • The cost for a 4-week session is usually $20, and the cost of a 6-week session of classes is usually $30. 
  • These class fees goes to the local SeniorTek, and helps to defray the cost of computers, printing manuals, advertising, and postage.
B. Class Descriptions

#1. Computer Fundamentals - Beginner Level 1
  • This class focuses on the fun in fundamentals. Beginning students learn how a computer operates, how to organize the desktop and how to create files. They also learn about the use of the mouse and keyboard with exercises using Word and Paint.
#2. Introduction to Computers - Windows 8
  • Four 2-hour sessions, cost is $20.
  •  Windows 8 operating system.  Students must bring their own laptops.
  • ~~~~~~| An introductory course in developing a basic understanding of the Windows 8 operating system, WordPad, Internet Explorer, and email.
  • Students will learn basic word processing skills including creating, editing using cut and paste features, inserting clip art and printing documents. The importance of managing computer files and folders will be stressed.
#3. Digital Photo Editing using Picasa
  • Students will use Picasa software to edit and organize digital photographs.
#4. Fun with Graphics
  • Fun with Word and Paint, covers creative projects such as making greeting cards, scrapbook pages, and adding pictures and photos to documents.
#5. Introduction to the Internet
  • Students will learn basic web searching skills including using web based e-mail and test drive popular search engines. They will also explore chat rooms where other seniors are online as a forum to discuss senior issues or a way to meet new people with similar interests.
#6. Introduction to Email/Computer Maintenance
  • This course will present the basics of Email use. Actual Yahoo and SeniorTek email accounts will be set up and used during the course. Since these accounts are username and password protected, you will be able to use your created accounts on your home computer. Various features of each provider will be tried. This course will also include a review of computer maintenance procedures.
#7. Introduction to Word Processing
  • Prerequisite is completion of a beginners level class.
  • Students will learn word processing skills including creating, editing and printing documents. They will explore inserting and deleting text, cutting and pasting text, file management, font specifications, etc.
#8. --Computer Solutions, 4 weeks
  • Four 2-hour sessions, cost is $20.
  • Bring your tablet or laptop (any version operating system) or use our Windows 7 desktops.  This class will be tailored to the questions of those attending the class.
  • ~~~~~~| Here's the answer to all those computer tasks that have been eluding you.  This class will be customized for your questions and things you are having trouble with.
  • A sample of topics that have been requested includes:  setting up an appointment calendar, saving files to a flash drive or CD, using tabs and columns and practicing some class topics that you'd like to go over again.
#9. Intro to the iPad
    -- iPad Class, 6 weeks
  • Six 2-hour sessions, cost is $30.
  • Students should have an iPad to bring to class. 
  • ~~~~~~|  This is a class for new iPad users.  It will cover gestures for controlling the device, how to use the included apps, using WiFi networks, communicating with others, downloading and installing apps and MORE.
  • Students will be shown how to update their iPads to the latest operating system, and latest program updates.

C. Special Classes
.  (offered every few years when we can find an  INSTRUCTOR)

#S21. Photoshop Elements
  • Digital Photo Editing using Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0.
  • This course requires extensive computer knowledge.
#S22. Excel
  • Prerequisite is completion of a beginners level class
  • Students will learn skills associated with creating and editing spreadsheets.
#S23. Genealogy . . . (offered intermittently only when an instructor is available)
  • This class will include finding genealogy information on the internet, and from other sources available through the Library, and organizing this information using genealogy software.
  • Prerequisite is completion of a beginners level class.
#S24. Macintosh Fundamentals Workshop

  • This workshop covers the fundamentals of operating the Apple Macintosh computer.
  • For those who have laptops, this is a "hands on" session for you.
  • Those who don't have laptops, may still attend and can still watch the instructor's demonstration on the overhead projector.

This descriptions page updated 09/17/2015 by volunteer James Ingram
This page was updated to reflect the change from SeniorNet to SeniorTek 
by John Beirne on 8/1/15.