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Many of our popular classes fill up quickly and registering early will assure you have a seat. All classes are held in room 5 at Coronado Community Center unless stated otherwise in the descriptions below.

Registration Fees:

See class descriptions for fees. Join CCHSV at the class (includes all members of the household) and get the member rate immediately.

Payment of Fee:

Fees are payable at the class. Make your check payable to Computer Club of HSV. If you are not a member, you may join the Club at the clas and get the membership discount immediately.

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Register online for CLASSES by clicking the Register Here Button.

How Do Our Classes Work?

Click on the Register button below. You will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours of registration. If you do not receive this email, contact the Registrar.

If the class is full, you will be put on the wait list. An email will be sent to you advising you of this status. If an opening comes up, you will be switched from the wait list to registered, and an email will be sent advising you of the change of status.

A reminder email will be sent around 5 days prior to the class. If you cannot come to the class, please let us know ASAP.

Fees are paid when you come to the class. Do not pay in advance. Please pay by check. If you must pay in cash, please have the correct amount as we keep very little money for change.

The Club furnishes a laptop for each student unless otherwise specified in the class description. There is only one student per laptop, so you do not have to share.

We have one assistant per two students giving you individual help.

You will receive a class handout prepared by the instructor.

If you bring a flash drive, we will download the class handout along with other documentation pertaining to the class subject.

For questions or information or to cancel your registration, call Alicia at 501-260-8468 or email Registrar.


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Introduction to Computers
Windows 10 Essentials Series
Organizing Your Photos and Documents
Protecting Your Computer and Data
Searching the Internet
Facebook

Introduction to Computers


Instructor: Bill Evans
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Monday, February 13 CANCELLED
1:00-4:00, Thursday, March 30

Prerequisites: For new computer users.

This course is designed as a "hands-on" lab for the individual who is just beginning to use Windows Operating Systems. The student will learn how to properly use the "mouse" to move, cut, copy, paste and delete files/folders and to "drag and drop." The student will also be able to use the left and right mouse functions and explain capabilities of each.

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Windows Essentials Series


Instructor: Rob Tillotson
Fee: $20 Member / $30 Non-member
This series is being taught twice. Sign up for one set of series only.

Part 1: 1:00-4:00, Monday, February 27 This class has been held.
Part 2: 1:00-4:00, Wednesday, March 1 This class has been held.

Part 1: 1:00-4:00, Tuesday, April 4
Part 2: 1:00-4:00, Thursday, April 6

Prerequisites: Successful completion and/or equivalent knowledge of basic computer skills.

This is a two-part course designed to give the new Windows user the necessary information to effectively use his/her computer's Windows operating system. It is also designed to show those contemplating upgrading to a Windows 10 computer what to expect in the new system. It will show the uses of Microsoft's new user interface and changes to Windows system components. The student will see that the newer, faster and more transparent system is similar to the old ones but better. Major apps in the Start menu will be discussed. Changes to the utilities you are used to are also highlighted. Differences from windows 7 and 8 are pointed out when necessary. The student should be able to productively use the three latest Operating Systems after the course.

The desktop and major system tools will be covered thoroughly so the student will be able to get the best use from them and be better prepared for the other Windows course offerings. Some of the settings sys-tem tools will be covered more thoroughly in this series. It is important to attend both sessions in the series to get full coverage. Bring your questions and we will try to work them into the series. This course is a must for all but the expert users.

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Organizing Your Photos and Documents


Instructor: Bill Evans
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Thursday, March 2 This class has been held.

Prerequisites: Successful completion and/or equivalent knowledge of basic computer skills, and managing files and folders.

Attendees will explore the concepts of creating, saving, locating, and managing files and folders on their computer. Utilizing the navigation capabilities of File Explorer, students will sort, group, manage files/folders in the user libraries, and managing the various file types within the documents, pictures, public and e-mail files and folders.

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Protecting Your Computer and Data

Instructor: Derrell Dean
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Monday, March 24

Prerequisites: Successful completion and/or equivalent knowledge of basic computer skills, and managing files and folders.

Students will learn new techniques to maintain and enhance computer performance, accelerating the system startup configuration to modifying security settings and working with various types of software updates. Additional backup procedures will be demonstrated and insight into the maze of virus and spyware protection products and will also be covered.

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Searching the Internet


Instructor: Sue Davis
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Tuesday, April 18

Prerequisites: Successful completion and/or equivalent knowledge of basic computer skills.

This class will address how to search the Internet and how to improve the results you find. Various tools for searching, such as general and specialized search engines you may want to use will be presented. Techniques to improve your search questions will be taught and practiced. How to look at the results of a search and how to evaluate websites and information will be discussed and practiced. This class will include time to search for your own questions and use tools to improve and evaluate the results.

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Facebook


Instructor: Dennis Simpson
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Tuesday, March 21

Prerequisites: Bring your own device, email address and passwords.

Facebook demographics have changed drastically. The (new) majority of people on Facebook are now over 50. Once thought of as a teen only social site, it has changed the social world. We will create and modify a profile, and search for friends and companies. Sharing pictures, manners and needed etiquette will be stressed. Important safety and privacy settings in Facebook will be displayed. Let's find the right one for you and your new social profile.

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Introduction to the Use of iPhone and iPad
Introduction to iPhone Photography
Introduction to the Use of Android Phone and Tablet
Windows 10 Photo App
Introduction to Google Drive
Introduction to Google Calendar, Contacts and Email
Microsoft Word Tips and Tricks

Introduction to the Use of iPhone and iPad


Instructor: Renee Steinpreis
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Wednesday, February 15 This class has been held.
1:00-4:00, Monday, March 20

Prerequisites: Bring your own device, email address and passwords.

New to iPhone or iPad? Wonder what the buttons mean and what they do? Where are all the things hiding that I can do with this mobile device? What do the settings mean, where are they, and how can I or should I change them? If you have these questions, this class is for you. It will cover basic information about and how to navigate your new Apple Mobile device.

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Introduction to iPhone Photography


Instructor: Renee Steinpreis
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Monday, April 17

Prerequisites: Bring your own device, email address and passwords.

Students will learn about their iPhone Mobile Devices Camera, what constitutes a good photo, settings to take a good picture with the iPhone, as well as the use of iPhone Camera accessories. They will have hands on experience taking pictures with their own phones as well as the opportunity to use some of the accessories available in class to try. Also learn how to email photos. Love to take pictures, want to stop lugging around heavy cameras and lenses, give this class a try if you have an iPhone!

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Introduction to Use of Android Phone and Tablet


Instructor: Becky Gifford
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Tuesday, February 28 This class has been held.

Prerequisites: Bring your own device, email address and passwords.

New to Android cell phone or tablet? Do you want to understand the different versions of the Android Operation System and what differences it makes? What do the buttons mean and what they do? What are Apps and how do I choice which ones you should use? What settings for the different functions mean, where are they and how can I change them? If you have questions, this class is for you. It will cover basic information about and how to use your Android devices.

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Windows 10 Photo App


Instructor: Bill Evans
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Thursday, March 23

Prerequisites: The person taking this course should be proficient in the basic computer skills such as cut, copy, and paste; drag and drop; making new and/or sub-files; and the file explorer app. Persons taking this course are encouraged to first take the Organizing Your Photos and Documents class.

The Windows 10 Photo Editing App is a "hands-on" course for computer users wishing to conduct basic editing of his/her photos. The class will address accessing the photo edit app and each of the app components. In addition, each of the edit tools (enhance, crop, rotate, red eye, retouch) available with this app will be discussed in detail. The student will also practice each of the tools with his/her pictures. The student is encouraged to bring his/her digital camera with at least 10 pictures to the class.

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Introduction to Google Drive


Instructor: TBD
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Thursday, April 13

Prerequisites: The person taking this course should be proficient in the basic computer skills such as cut, copy, and paste; drag and drop; making new and/or sub-files; and the file explorer app.

This course will present a beginner level introduction to Google Drive and Google Docs. The students will explore the opportunities Google Drive offers for cloud storage, file sharing and collaboration. A quick hands-on overview of the Google Docs applications (Google Docs, Google Sheets and Google Slides) will be provided. Students will perform exercises on how to use the basic functions in each application and how to configure file sharing and collaboration.

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Introduction to Google Calendar, Contacts and Email


Instructor: Becky Gifford
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Thursday, March 9 This class has been held.

Prerequisites: The person taking this course should be proficient in the basic computer skills such as cut, copy, and paste; drag and drop; making new and/or sub-files; and the file explorer app.

This class will cover the use of a Google calendar. Viewing the calendar by day, week and month will be practiced. Syncing of OTHER organizations and individual’s calendars, including the Computer Club’s, to plan your activities and schedules will be discussed and demonstrated. Google Contacts will be discussed and students will create individual contacts. Sending emails to individuals and groups will be shown and practiced by class participants.

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Microsoft Word Tips and Tricks


Instructor: Sue Davis
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Monday, March 6 This class has been held.