iPad 1: The Basics & Settings
Have you recently purchased an iPad and feel challenged by all of the features? In this class you’ll learn about the basics of the iPad. We’ll focus on the main apps to get you started using your iPad: settings, calendar, contacts, and mail. Setting up your email accounts (Gmail, Yahoo, or others) is a breeze, and we’ll show you how. Then we’ll show you how to add your contacts and schedule a date in the calendar (including how to set a reminder so you won’t forget). NOTE: This class is designed only for users of the Apple iPad product and you should bring your iPad to class.
Thursdays * 3/22/18-3/29/18 * 6-8 pm * $25 (member) $35 (non-member)
COMP CT004-01 * Tom Rose * Room: O-104
iPad 2: Using the Default Apps
Some of the best apps for the iPad come pre-installed. So before you hit the app store in search of the perfect app, you will want to familiarize yourself with the apps that come with the iPad. This class will show you the best of these—from FaceTime to Newsstand—plus much more. We will discuss security issues and how to determine reliable application downloads to protect your iPad investment. NOTE: This class is designed only for users of the Apple iPad product and you should bring your iPad to class.
Thursdays * 4/12/18-4/19/18 * 6-8 pm * $25 (member) $35 (non-member)
COMP CT004-02 * Tom Rose * Room: O-104
iPad 3: Advanced Tips
If you’re a regular user of an iPad then you’ll want to learn the advanced tips, tools and apps that are available to you. In this class we’ll share how to control notifications, mirror your iPad on another device or TV, use iCloud to back up your iPad, plus much more!
Thursday * 4/26/18 * 6-8 pm * $20 (member) $30 (non-member)
COMP CT002-01 * Tom Rose * Room: O-104
Best Deal! All iPad classes for only $59
Thursdays * 3/22/18-4/26/18 * 6-8 pm * $59 (member) $79 (non-member)
COMP CT010-01 * Tom Rose * Room: O-104
Windows 10 Overview
Yes, Windows 10 has some big differences from earlier versions, and in this workshop we’ll share those differences along with handy online reference guides you’ll be able to use later. Don’t miss a minute of productivity, or get frustrated wondering where Microsoft has hidden what you need, right now! This class is sure to give you what you need to navigate Windows 10 with ease.
Saturday * 3/24/18 * 1-3 pm * $20 (member) $30 (non-member)
COMP CAF02-01 * Randy Dirks * Room: O-103
Google: Gmail – NEW
Sure, you have a Gmail account, but are you taking advantage of the variety of features available to you? If you have a Hotmail or Yahoo email, you may want to consider upgrading to Gmail—it is considered the more “modern” email account. In this workshop we’ll get you set up and introduce you to the advanced functions as well as other Gmail resources and provide a comparison between Gmail and Outlook to help you make a decision about your email address.
Monday * 4/9/18 * 6-8 pm * $20 (member) $25 (non-member)
COMP CL002-01 * Randy Dirks * Room: O-105
Google: Google Voice – NEW
Join us to learn about this all-in-one personal phone center. We’ll show you how it works and the cool features that let you store and review text messages and voicemails, reroute calls to any of your phones, send voicemails from your phone to Google Voice, plus much more! If your world has multiple phone numbers and you’d like to have them all ring in one place, then you won’t want to miss this class. NOTE: Please have a Google account set up prior to class and bring your login information with you. Visit www.google.com.
Monday * 4/16/18 * 6-7 pm * $20 (member) $25 (non-member)
COMP CL001-01 * Randy Dirks * Room: O-105
Google: Google Search – NEW
It’s so much a part of our world it’s become a verb “just Google it”, but it’s much more than a simple search engine! Join us to learn how to customize Google for your use, along with search tips and ways to accomplish a more complete search. We’ll even share the best alternatives to Google and why you might want to consider the change.
Monday * 4/23/18 * 6-8 pm * $20 (member) $25 (non-member)
COMP CL002-02 * Randy Dirks * Room: O-105
Google: Google Drive – NEW
Ever had your computer crash and burn? What if you had everything safely backed up and ready to go? Google Drive is an Internet-based computer file storage system that acts as a companion to your computer’s hard drive. Plus, you can use Google Drive as a free alternative to MS Office to create new documents, share files with other users and access you files remotely from other Internet-capable computers or mobile devices. If you work from home on a regular basis or own your own business and are on the road then you’ll definitely want to learn more about the power of Google Drive! NOTE: Please have a Google account set up prior to class and bring your login information with you. Visit www.google.com.
Monday * 4/30/18 * 6-8 pm * $20 (member) $25 (non-member)
COMP CL002-03 * Randy Dirks * Room: O-105
Google: Google Maps – NEW
Sure, you’ve gone out to get driving directions (if you don’t have a GPS that is), but Google Maps has amazing features that will take you around the world right from the comfort of your office chair! We’ll share the ways you can view photos, topography or even detailed satellite images of almost any area on Earth. Check out the street view of the house you grew up in (or the address of that old flame!) Plus, we’ll show you how to download and use Google Maps offline so it’s always available for you. Join us to have fun exploring the world with Google Maps! NOTE: Please have a Google account set up prior to class and bring your login information with you. Visit www.google.com.
Monday * 5/7/18 * 6-8 pm * $20 (member) $25 (non-member)
COMP CL002-04 * Randy Dirks * Room: O-105
Best Deal! Entire Google Series for only $69
Mondays * 4/9/18-5/7/18 * 6-8 pm * $69 (member) $79 (non-member)
COMP CL010-01 * Randy Dirks * Room: O-105
Introduction to MS Office
Computer skills are necessary in today’s world and in this class you’ll learn the basic use of MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and MS Access. This class moves at a comfortable pace with lots of support from your instructor. When you’re done with this class you will be ready for any basic word processing tasks, be able to create a spreadsheet and begin to analyze an assortment of data, get your point across and create eye-catching slides using picture presentations, and design a basic database that will allow you to access the information you need when you want it. Plus, you’ll walk away with a link to a Google drive site for extra training material and handouts that you will use in class and can refer to after class is done.
Tuesdays * 5/1/18-5/22/18 * 6-8 pm * $59 (member) $69 (non-member)
COMP CF008-01 * Randy Dirks * Room: O-103
Intermediate Level MS Office
Take your computer skills to the next level in this class. If you’ve taken the Introduction class this semester, then you’re ready to gain more computer skills and learn more of the intricacies of MS Word, Excel and Access.
Tuesdays * 5/29/18-6/19/18 * 6-8 pm * $59 (member) $69 (non-member)
COMP CF008-02 * Randy Dirks * Room: O-103
Best Deal! Both MS Office Classes for one low price and receive a Certificate of Completion to share with your boss or future employer!
Tuesdays * 5/1/18-6/19/18 * 6-8 pm * $99 (member) $119 (non-member)
COMP CF016-01 * Randy Dirks * Room: O-103
Internet Safety Basics
Let’s just say two words: Equifax Hack. You don’t have to be a conspiracy theorist to understand that in a world with the Internet none of your information is safe. If you bank online, purchase from Amazon, use LinkedIn for job searches, or do anything else on your computer, you are vulnerable. Join us to learn how you can be safe on the Internet; we’ll explore viruses, spyware and antivirus software options. You’ll get the latest tips for safe browsing, online purchasing and how to ensure email is safe before you open it. Plus, we’ll share the latest email scams so you don’t become a victim, along with how to secure your wireless connection and keep your own data safe.
Wednesday * 5/2/18 * 6-8 pm * $20 (member) $25 (non-member)
COMP CAB02-01 * Randy Dirks * Room: O-104
Internet Privacy & Your Digital Footprint
In this class we’ll learn how your Internet activity is being tracked, including special security risks for both your cell phone and tablet computer. We’ll share the types of information being collected and stored, and which sites are the worst in privacy protection. Then, we’ll show you the steps you can take to protect your privacy. Go beyond just deleting cookies or temporary Internet files and learn how to remove your personal information (digital footprint) from databases, delete existing personal data, encrypt your email so only the person you are sending it to can read it, and ensure your identity online is safe and secure. You can surf the web anonymously and we’ll show you how to keep all of your information 100% encrypted whether you use Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer; plus, you’ll leave with a link to software to help you do just that!
Wednesday * 5/9/18 * 6-8 pm * $20 (member) $25 (non-member)
COMP CAB002-02 * Randy Dirks * Room: O-104
Password Basics & Duck Duck Go – NEW
OK, we admit it, sometimes we use the same version of the same password with only slight variations, and that’s really not a good idea. But it gets so confusing with all those passwords! In this class we’ll show you ways to create strong passwords and the best ways to manage them. Unfortunately, in today’s environment, we need to do our best to keep our information safe, secure, and protected by the best passwords we can create. Are you wondering what “Duck Duck Go” means? It’s a private search engine that doesn’t record any personal Internet-related information about you. Just think about buying airline tickets; does the price seem to go up the more you keep going back to check a flight? With Duck Duck Go you get the same results for the same search terms every single time, no algorithms running in the background. Spend a little time with our favorite computer guy and you’ll be amazed at what you can do!
Wednesday * 5/16/18 * 6-8 pm * $20 (member) $25 (non-member)
COMP CG002-02 * Randy Dirks * Room: O-104
Best Deal! Internet Safety & Privacy Series for only $39
Wednesdays * 5/2/18-5/16/18 * 6-8 pm * $39 (member) $49 (non-member)
COMP CAB06-01 * Randy Dirks * Room: O-104
Cloud Storage: Which One is Right for You?
Everyone talks about the “cloud” and it’s not about the weather! Join us to explore the variety of cloud storage options available today and decide which one is right for your needs. We’ll cover the pros and cons of iCloud, Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive and Drop Box. By the time you leave you’ll know your “cloud” choice and how to use it.
Thursday * 5/3/18 * 6-8 pm * $20 (member) $25 (non-member)
COMP CG002-01 * Tom Rose * Room: O-104