Wednesday, April 16, 2014

West Point News

NECC plans computer classes geared for senior citizens

Three, all-day classes designed for people age 60 and over, but open to everyone, will be held beginning this month at Northeast Community College’s Extended Campus in West Point.
Classes in the “Joann McKenzie Computer Series for Seniors” are taught at a very relaxed pace for those who may be apprehensive about using a computer. There will be significant hands-on practice of each concept.
The first class in the series, Basic Computers for Seniors, will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 22.
This class is especially tailored for those 55 or over who have no or limited computer knowledge.
Participants will learn basic level computer skills including powering the computer on and off, using a mouse and keyboard, taking care of hardware, using a CD, working with the Windows 7 desktop environment, launching programs, starting programs, using a word processor, and working with files and folders.
Basic Computers for Seniors, Level II will meet Wednesday, Feb. 12.
Students will learn intermediate computer skills in the Windows 7 operating system.  This class will provide a review of concepts learned in Basic Computer –Level I, as well as new topics; copying a CD, backing up data files, adding and removing programs, and Windows updates. There will also be a brief introduction to the Internet.
Basic Computers for Seniors, Level III will be held Wednesday, March 5.

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