The Computer Learning Center

A component of the Huntsville-Madison Senior Center

2200 Drake Ave SW, Huntsville, AL 35805

(256) 513-8293 orwww.hsvclc.org

 

Basic Information (January 2019)

 

The Computer Learning Center operates two computer Laboratory classrooms at the Huntsville-Madison Senior Center.

·      Classes begin about every six weeks.

·      The schedule is posted on the CLC homepage atwww.hsvclc.org.

·      Classes meet for 2 hours twice a week for four weeks.

·      Fees are $40 per course.

·      Instructors are volunteers.

·      All course materials will be supplied by the CLC at no additional cost.

 

                                                         Core Course

 

The Basic Core Curriculum course taught is Microsoft Windows 10 Operating Systems. This is the latest Microsoft Operating System released in July 2015 which combines popular features of previous Windows 7 and 8.1 operating systems including the former Desktop look and a new Internet Browser called Edge. All new computers purchased at retail stores will have Windows 10 installed. Clients will gain an understanding of computer fundamentals including the use of a mouse and keyboard, settings and the Windows filing system.

 

 

                                                     Elective Courses 

 

We recommend participants complete the Windows 10 Operating System course prior to taking elective courses. Exceptions may be made when clients have experience with the material covered in the core courses.

 

Creative Digital Photography: This course will review how to take and download   photos taken by your digital camera. Then, Clients will use the free software program Paint.net for extensive classroom practical exercises in Creative digital photo editing. If you have experience taking and editing digital photos, this is the class for you.

 

Computer Security and Maintenance: This course provides insight for handling 

maintenance and security issues in a personal computer. Security measures will be discussed and procedures for malware removal will be presented.  Information on free software for protection and cleaning computer will be provided.  Maintenance including Computer update, imaging and hardware issues will be discussed.

 

 IPAD (Apple): This course consists in defining the uses of the Apple IPAD, Settings, finding  and installing APPS, locating and using the audio and video features, browsing the  Internet with SAFARI browser and setting bookmarks, taking photos and storage of  digital photos and establishment of e-mail accounts. Students are required to have an Apple IPAD and bring to class sessions along with their Apple ID PASSWORD.  

 

Internet and E-Mail:  This course consists of discussion and use of the Window 10 Internet Browser, Microsoft EDGE, as well as the previous version, Internet explorer (IE) 11. Also discussed are other Browsers such as Google Chrome, Firefox and Opera. Class exercises will include searching the internet for specific topics of interest, setting Favorites to speed up future searches plus copying and pasting information from the internet to Word format and storing in My Documents or Pictures. E-Mail will cover the set up and use of the on-board Microsoft 10 “Windows Mail” Post Office Protocol (POP) mail system. Important use of E-Mail for attaching photos and documents stored in your computer will be discussed and demonstrated.

 

Microsoft Office: This course studies the following software programs of (1) Microsoft WORD Documents, (2) Microsoft EXCEL spreadsheets and (3) Microsoft Power Point Graphics. Extensive practice with the preparation and editing of documents with the 3 software programs.