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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.


Quick Links


Introduction to Computers
Windows 10 Essentials Series
Organizing Your Photos and Documents
Protecting Your Computer and Data
Saving Money with Your Electronic Devices
Safe Internet Searching Fundamentals
Facebook

Introduction to Computers


Instructor: Bill Evans
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member

1:00-4:00, Tuesday, September 20
1:00-4:00, Thursday, October 13

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, Thursday, September 22
Part 2: 1:00-3:00, Tuesday, September 27

Part 1: 1:00-4:00, Wednesday, October 19
Part 2: 1:00-3:00, Tuesday, October 25

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, September 29
1:00-4:00, Thursday, October 27

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, Wednesday, November 30

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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Saving Money with Your Electronic Devices


Instructors: David Kirsch
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Wednesday, September 21

Prerequisites:

Did you know that your tablet or computer can be a great tool in search of the best deals? We will share some of our best secrets to help you get more for less using your devices. The savings are out there. You just need to know where to look. Don’t miss it!

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Safe Internet Searching Fundamentals


Instructor: Dennis Simpson
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Tuesday, November 29

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

As an IT tech the most common question I am asked on a regular basis is where did all that stuff come from the simple answer you downloaded it, the Internet has become booby trapped with hundreds of ways and thousands of fake websites designed to mislead you in the clicking on the wrong thing for the monetary gain of someone else. We will be addressing how to safe surf, recognize a booby trap site and how to be a bet-ter smarter consumer of data.

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Facebook


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

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 iPhones and iPads
Introduction to iPhone Photography
Photo Editing with your iPhone Mobile Device
Introduction to Android Phone Photography
Photo Editing with your Android Mobile Device
Windows 10 Photo Editing App
Kindle Fire

Introduction to the Use of iPhone and iPad


Instructor: Renee Steinpreis
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Wednesday, October 5
1:00-4:00, Wednesday, October 12

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, Tuesday, October 18

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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Photo Editing With Your iPhone


Instructor: Renee Steinpreis
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-3:00, Wednesday, November 2

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

Students will learn how to edit their photos in the editing app included with the iPhone Camera as well as the use of some unique apps dedication to mobile device photo editing. You will learn how to share these wonderful photos on Social Media, printing them or having them printed, as well as making slide shows right on your mobile device. Hands on practice with your iPhone in class is a must! If you want to have some fun with photos, give this class a try!

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Introduction to Android Phone Photography


Instructor: Becky Gifford
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Thursday, October 6

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

Students will learn about their Android Phones Camera and what they need to know to take good photographs. You will have hands-on experience taking pictures with your own phone camera. Zoom, camera modes, grid lines, flash and other camera settings will be shown and practiced. Android phone accessories will be shown and be available for review. You will also learn how to email photos the pictures you take. Bring Your Android Phones and enjoy!

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Photo Editing With Your Android Phone


Instructor: Becky Gifford
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-3:00, Thursday, November 3

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

Students will take photos and then learn how to edit their photos using in the editing apps included on their Android phones. Other available Android editing apps available will also be presented and discussed. You will also learn how to evaluate all apps before you download them. Social media will be shown to share your photos with your friends. Enjoy adding touches of improvement and then sharing your wonderful photo with your friends.

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Windows 10 Photo Editing App


Instructor: Bill Evans
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Wednesday, November 16

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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Kindle Fire

Instructors: David Kirsch / Erwin Hoeft
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Tuesday, November 15

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

The class will be a "deeper dive" than what is discussed in the help class. We will review some of the same materials like which models of fire to purchase and why, but also how to properly use and maintain the device. Go over many of the things we use the kindle fire for like e-reading, email, Amazon music, Amazon videos, tie-ins to the Firestick and Roku, and any thing else our students have questions on.

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