Are you 55 or over? Did you know that there are computer courses available for you at a very modest fee at the Computer Learning Center at Calendar House>
The computer lab is equipped with state of the art computers, printers, an easy and pleasant learning environment and all volunteer instructors and coaches who have had years of training.
Spring 2013 Session Computer Classes begin at Calendar House on February 18, 2013.
But you must register in advance on Monday, January 28, 2013 from 8:30 to 10:00 am in the Perry Room at Calendar House. There will be a follow up registration on Monday, February 4, 2013, but hurry because class seats are filled on a first-come first served basis.
Details of dates, time and courses available and full course descriptions are shown below.
But don't miss the registration dates of January 28th and February 4th!
Doors open at 8:30 am.
Spring 2013 Curriculum:
Introduction to Computers: An 8-week course for students who’ve had Computer Basics for Beginners and are comfortable with the mouse, keyboard and are ready to move to the next level. Course builds a foundation for more advanced courses by providing instruction in the elements of computers, how to (1) create and manage files and folders; (2) create, edit, cut, copy, paste and save word processing documents; (3) a tour of the Internet; and (4) a starter introduction to e-mail including compose, send, reply, forward, attachments, and more.
Schedule: Tues., Feb. 19 - Apr. 9th, 9 to 11:00 am Instructor: Mark White
Computer Basics for Beginners: A four-week course for those with little or no computer experience. It’s an opportunity to explore your interest in learning to use computers. Introduces the student to the parts of a computer you need to know: the screen, mouse, keyboard, CPU & printer; and the elements and advantages of using a computer.
Session 1: Thurs., Feb. 21st to Mar. 14th, 9 to 11am
Session 2: Thurs., Mar. 21st to Apr. 11th, 9 to 11am.
The tuition for this course only is $5.00. Instructor: Neil Kucinkas
Managing Windows 7 Files and Folders: A six week course that will help you organize the files, folders, and photos on your computer, both on Windows 7 and XP. You will learn how to create new files and folders, as well as find, move, copy, rename, and delete them, in order to stay organized. You will place related files and folders into new folders, as well as type short documents, find info on line, and save this info on your hard and flash drives.
Fri., Feb. 15 thru Mar. 22, 9-11:00 am Instructor: Linda Tourtellotte
Digital Photography Basics: This eight week course will cover how a camera works, selection of a digital camera, photo composition, and photo processing using Google’s photo editing tool (Picasa, which is free). It will include one field trip. It requires that the participant be familiar with the computer and the internet.
Thurs., Feb. 21 - Apr. 11, 1 - 3pm Instructor: Peter Freeman
iPad Basics: This six week workshop will cover the basics of using your iPad, keeping the system up to date, purchasing “Apps”, using the camera, emailing to friends, using calendar functions, surfing the internet, and fiddling with all the features that this truly magical machine brings to your computing world. You must own or borrow an iPad and bring it to class.
Wed., Feb. 20 thru Mar. 27, 9 - 11am Instructor: Peter Freeman
Life Matters On Line: This recently introduced 6-week course will take you online to explore 6 topics: Networking Matters, Health Matters, Money Matters, Technology Matters, Security Matters, and Leisure Time Matters. It will be a combination of fact presentation, searching the net, and sharing your own expertise with the class. We will navigate to various web sites to get up-to-date information on the latest technological gadgets, the most popular networking sites such as Facebook, and proven ways to deal with security at home and on the computer. Health issues will be explored, as well as common- sense financial planning, and use of leisure time. Join us for this new adventure into the world of technology!
Tues., Feb. 19 thru Mar. 26, 1 - 3pm Instructor: Linda Tourtellotte
Tuition FEES: The fee for each course is $25.00 with no annual dues. Exception: there is a $5.00 fee for Computer Basics for Beginners. There are no other fees or dues associated with this program.
For information contact Peter at 860-479-9064 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Mark at 860-621-3779 or CaHouse388@gmail.com.
For much more information, visit the Calendar House website: