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Employment for Seniors – Computer Training


Students will learn how to use computers confidently, and become familiar with basic concepts, terms and skills related to the Microsoft Windows Operating System and other software programs.

Bring a flash drive to class. Depending upon the instructor, a textbook may be used for this course. Your instructor will provide details.

OCC E00 Basic Computer Training (formerly Introduction to Computers)

This course is designed to assist students in accessing the world of computers and technology. Students acquire introductory computer skills, enabling them to interact with colleagues, family and friends and promote self-expression. Students learn about personal computers, improve technical vocabulary, review typing and mouse skills, conduct basic computer maintenance, and learn how to use computer special function keys..

Course Number:9803 Time:11 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. F Location:EC 1227 208 Instructor:Espinosa-Frech H A

OCC E01 Word Processing

This course assists older adults in acquiring the skills necessary to use word processing software. Older adults learn to create, save, and retrieve documents and gain consumer and personal management skills. The pace of the course is designed to meet the needs of older adults who are at least somewhat familiar with computer technology.

Course Number:9804 Time:11 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. M Location:EC 1227 208 Instructor:Woolen D W Intermediate course.

Course Number:9805 Time:1:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. F Location:EC 1227 208 Instructor:Espinosa-Frech H A Beginner course.

OCC E10 Using Data Files

This course helps older adults understand how to use tables and data files to create mailing labels, financial records for taxes, or work in a volunteer or paid job requiring these and other consumer skills. The course is offered at a pace that helps older adults maximize their knowledge retention and continue learning.

Course Number:9806 Time:11 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. T Location:EC 1227 208 Instructor:Simmonds A R

OCC E20 Using the Internet Safely

This course focuses on ways students can better protect themselves in a new technological environment and use the Internet to find valid information. Best practices in virus protection and using e-mail are discussed. In addition, students examine and discuss their computer and internet needs for personal and professional use.

Course Number:9807 Time:9 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. M Location:EC 1227 208 Instructor:Woolen D W

Course Number:9808 Time:11 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. Th Location:EC 1227 208 Instructor:Simmonds A R

Course Number:9809 Time:3 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. M Location:EC 1227 208 Instructor:Woolen D W This section will focus on using the internet and social media safely on all devices: computers, smartphones, tablets, etc.

PHOTO E00 Digital Photography I

Course Number:9810 Time:9 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. T Location:EC 1227 107 Instructor:Schneir G Digital Photography for those who want to expand their photographic abilities. Novice digital photographers are most welcome. Free image editing programs such as Picasa and FastStone will be explored. Guidelines for using your camera, composition and exposure will be discussed. Students are urged to bring a few pictures on flash drives along with their cameras and manuals to class. No computer knowledge is required.

PHOTO E10 Digital Photography II

This course assists older adults in choosing and using modern technology for keeping photographic records of their family, friends, and travels, and helps them use photography as a means of self-expression. Older adults share their photographic visions with peers and other family members. Some emphasis is placed on documenting students’ family histories.

Course Number:9811 Time:9 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. W Location:EC 1227 208 Instructor:Simmonds A R Intermediate level. Take your Photoshop skills to the next level. Students are encouraged to bring a few personal pictures on flash drives to edit during class. Should have some experience with Photoshop prior to enrolling.

Course Number:9812 Time:9 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. F Location:EC 1227 208 Instructor:Espinosa-Frech H A Learn about videos. Use Adobe Premiere to create simple videos. Knowledge and use of Photoshop Elements experience is recommended.

Course Number:9825 Time:11 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. W Location:EC 1227 208 Instructor:Rodriguez J E This will be an advanced section.

Course Number:9813 Time:1 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. M Location:EC 1227 208 Instructor:Buckner K D Beginner course. Designed for the digital photographer novice, taking pictures, transferring them to your computer, beginning cropping, editing and color corrections using Photoshop Elements.

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