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Adult Computer Classes @ RT Library

2014 Class Schedule (Reservation Required)

Click here to see class descriptions.
Click here to fill out a class survey.

September
Weds, Sept 10

Computer Basics 1

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Thurs, Sept 11 Open Lab (Bring Your Own Device)* 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Weds, Sept 17 Computer Basics 2

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Thurs, Sept 18 Open Lab (Bring Your Own Device)* 10:00 - 11:30 AM
*Registration suggested, not required. Otherwise, first come first served.


October
Weds, Oct 1 Internet Basics

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Thurs, Oct 2 Open Lab (Bring Your Own Device)* 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Weds, Oct 15 E-mail Basics

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Thurs, Oct 16 Open Lab (Bring Your Own Device)* 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Weds, Oct 22 Microsoft Word Basics

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Thurs, Oct 23 Open Lab (Bring Your Own Device)* 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Weds, Oct 29 Microsoft Excel Basics

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Thurs, Oct 30 Open Lab (Bring Your Own Device)* 10:00 - 11:30 AM

*Registration suggested, not required. Otherwise, first come first served.

November
Weds, Nov 5 Microsoft PowerPoint Basics

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Thurs, Nov 6 Open Lab (Bring Your Own Device)* 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Weds, Nov 12 Social Media Basics

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Thurs, Nov 13 Open Lab (Bring Your Own Device)* 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Weds, Nov 19 Power Internet Searching

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Thurs, Nov 20 Open Lab (Bring Your Own Device)* 10:00 - 11:30 AM
*Registration suggested, not required. Otherwise, first come first served.
December
Weds, Dec 3 Power Word

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Thurs, Dec 4 Open Lab (Bring Your Own Device)* 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Weds, Dec 10 Power Excel

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Thurs, Dec 11 Open Lab (Bring Your Own Device)* 10:00 - 11:30 AM
*Registration suggested, not required. Otherwise, first come first served.

Free online Computer Tutorials

Job and CareerIf you can't attend a class in person, you can access free online computer tutorials for Microsoft Office programs by clicking on the icon on the right for Job & Career Accelerator. When registering, please use your library card number as your username and the last six digits of your library card number as your password.

You can also try some of these free websites for excellent tutorials as well:

PBC Library Mouse Practice Mouse Practice Mouse Practice For Fun
Learn How to Type Typing Lessons Teach Parents Technology
Computer Basics     
Internet Basics More Cool Internet Tools
Microsoft Office Tutorials eBook Tutorial Word Class Exercise File

Class Descriptions

Computer Classes and Labs Start @ 10:00 am

Keyboarding
TBA

Would you like to type faster and with more confidence? Make the time you spend on the computer more enjoyable and productive by learning the keyboard. Ask a librarian about our self-directed Keyboarding class or click here.

Computer Basics 1
TBA

Never know when to single or double click? Want to learn how to fill out forms or learn how to launch an app? This introductory course is perfect for both brand new computer users and those who need a refresher course. Ask a librarian about our self-directed Computer basics class or click here.

Computer Basics 2
TBA

What are the parts of the computer? What's the difference between hardware and software? Learn the basics of how computers work and how to operate a computer. Prerequisite: Mousing or permission of the instructor.

Internet Basics
TBA

Just what is the Internet? Learn about the world wide web and some neat places to get started online. We will cover web browsers and web surfing basics, including simple searches, internet safety and etiquette. Part of our computer basics series. Prereq: Mousing and Keyboarding or permission of the instructor.

E-Mail Basics
TBA

New to e-mail? Learn how to send e-mail to friends and family using Gmail, including how to attach photos and resumes. Part of our computer basics series. Prereq: A Gmail or Google account (for help signing up, please see reference before class or click here); Mousing and Keyboarding, or permission of the instructor.

Microsoft Word Basics
TBA

Learn how to use Word 2013 to create a professional looking letter or a resume. Prereq: Mousing and Keyboarding or permission of the instructor.

Microsoft Excel Basics
Weds, October 29

Microsoft Excel Basics Learn the basics of working with spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel 2013. Topics include entering data and formulas, moving and copying data, & formatting worksheets. Prereq: Mousing and Keyboarding or permission of the instructor. Knowledge of High School algebra is helpful, but not required. Click here for example Sales Sheet and click here for example budget.

Social Media Basics
Weds, November 12

Why should I be on Facebook? Who cares about Twitter? Should I share my photos on Facebook or Pinterest? Learn how to be informed in the 21st Century. Prereq: Computer basics series or permission of the instructor. Click here for our guide to social media.

LinkedIn for Neworkers & Job Hunters
TBA

Why is it essential to have a Linked-in profile? Can I use Linked-in to get a job? What is the best way to fill out my profile? Prereq: Computer basics series or permission of the instructor. Click here for our powerpoint guide to LinkedIn.

Internet Shopping Basics
TBA

Too scared to shop online? This class is for you. Let us take you on a tour of popular e-commerce sites and learn how to shop safely and cheaply on the internet. Prereq: Mousing & Keyboarding or permission of the instructor.

Photo Editing Basics
TBA

Learn how to download, upload and edit photos using free online software, We’ll learn how to crop images, get rid of red-eye, and fine tune our photos. Prereq: Computer Basics Series or permission of the instructor.

Power Internet Searching
Weds, November 19

Want to search the internet like a pro? This intermediate level class will help you use Google more efficiently and introduce library databases. Prereq: Computer Basics Series or permission of the instructor.

Power Word
Weds, December 3

Do you already know how to use Word, but want to learn how to format documents more professionally? This intermediate level class explores editing, alignment, page formatting, headers, images and tables. Prereq: Computer Basics Series or permission of the instructor.

Power Excel
Weds, December 10

Already know Excel basics and want to tackle functions, formulas, charts and pivot tables? This class is for you! Prereq: Computer Basics Series or permission of the instructor.

Open Lab, Bring Your Own Device
Every Thursday

Let us help you troubleshoot your mobile device! Learn how to download e-books. Schedule your half hour one-on-one session today!

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