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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 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in room 5 at Coronado Center unless stated otherwise in the descriptions below (some classes will be held at the Village Church of Christ - VCOC - located at 210 Balboa Road).

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. 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.

Registration Fees:
     $12 - Members
     $20 - Non-Members
     $15 - Membership Fee (Includes all members of the household)
     Become a member at the class and get the member rate immediately.

Payment of Fee: Do not pay in advance. Bring your check (no cash please) with you to the class.

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Please register online for all classes EXCEPT the November 19 Introduction to Facebook class by clicking the blue register button to the left. Use the RED button below for the November 19 class.
For questions or information on classes or to cancel your registration, call Alicia at 501-260-8468 or email Registrar.

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Introduction to Facebook class on Wednesday, November 19 registration only.


ALL CLASSES ARE TAUGHT FROM 1:00 TO 4:00 P.M.
IN ROOM 5 AT CORONADO COMMUNITY CENTER UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED

Basic Computer Skills
Windows 8.1 Basics
Exploring Windows Desktop
Managing Files and Folders
Computer Care for Windows 8
Computer Care for Windows 7
Basic Internet Tools
Simplfying Email with Mozilla Thunderbird

Basic Computer Skills (Instructor: Laura Kelly)
     Monday, September 15 This class has been held.

Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of keyboard and typing skills. This course is designed as a "hands-on" lab for the individual that is just beginning to use Windows Operating Systems (OS). 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 8.1 Basics (Instructor: Rob Tillotson)
This class is being held multiple times. Select only one date:
     Thursday, September 11 (Class held at 5:30 p.m.) This class has been held.
     Thursday, October 2 This class has been held.
     Monday, November 3

Prerequisites: Successful completion and/or equivalent knowledge of Basic Computer Skills. This course is designed to give the new Windows 8 user the necessary information to effectively use his/her computer's Windows 8 operating system. It is also designed to show those contemplating upgrading to a Windows 8 computer what to expect in the new system. It will Microsoft's new modern interface user interface and changes to Windows system components. The student will see that the friendly system they are used to is still there, but that a second faster and more transparent system is available. Major modern interface apps in the Start Screen will be discussed. Coping without a Windows 7 version of a start button will be discussed. The desktop and system tools will be introduced so the student will be able to get basic use from them and be better prepared for the other Windows 8 course offerings. Some of the settings system tools will be covered more thoroughly in this class.
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Exploring Windows Desktop (Instructor: Rob Tillotson)
This class is being held multiple times. Select only one date:
     Wednesday, September 17 (Class held at 5:30 p.m.) This class has been held.
     Wednesday, October 15 Class has been cancelled.
     Wednesday, November 5

Prerequisites: Successful completion and/or equivalent knowledge of Basic Computer Skills and Introduction to Windows 8. Attendees will explore the concepts of creating, saving, locating, and managing files and folders on their computer. Utilizing the navigation capabilities of Windows 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. Also students will learn how to examine file/folder properties.
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Managing Files and Folders (Instructor: Dan Botkin)
This class is being held multiple times. Select only one date:
     Monday, September 22 This class has been held.
     Monday, November 17

Prerequisites: Successful completion and/or equivalent knowledge of Basic Computer Skills and Introduction to Windows 8. Attendees will explore the concepts of creating, saving, locating, and managing files and folders on their computer. Utilizing the navigation capabilities of Windows 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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Computer Care for Windows 8 (Instructor: Derrell Dean)
     Thursday, November 13
     NOTE: This class is being held at the Village Church of Christ located at 210 Balboa Road.

Prerequisites: Successful completion and/or equivalent knowledge of Basic Computer Skills, Windows Basics, Windows Desktop, and Managing Files and Folders Lab. 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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Computer Care for Windows 7 (Instructor: Derrell Dean)
     Wednesday, November 19
     NOTE: This class is being held at the Village Church of Christ located at 210 Balboa Road.

Prerequisites: Successful completion and/or equivalent knowledge of Basic Computer Skills, Windows Basics, Windows Desktop, and Managing Files and Folders Lab. 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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Basic Internet Tools (Instructor: Becky Gifford)
     Wednesday, October 29

Prerequisites: Successful completion and/or equivalent knowledge of Basic Computer Skills, Windows Basics, and Windows Desktop. This class includes a basic knowledge of the Internet's structure and the available tools to find results to your questions. The use of a few search engines, both generalized and specialized, will be discussed and practiced. Topics will include choosing search terms and how to search for a phrase as well as searching for particular Internet addresses friends send or found in newspapers or magazines.
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Simplifying Email with Mozilla Thunderbird (Instructor: Mary O'Neill)
     Thursday, October 23

Prerequisites: Successful completion and/or equivalent knowledge of Basic Computer Skills, Windows Basics, Windows Desktop, and Managing Files and Folders. This course is designed to give users an overview of Thunderbird: Using toolbars, display settings, reading and sending email and attachments, managing contacts, and discuss option settings.
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ALL CLASSES ARE TAUGHT FROM 1:00 TO 4:00 P.M.
IN ROOM 5 AT CORONADO COMMUNITY CENTER UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED

Introduction to Digital Cameras and Basic Photo Editing
Easy Photo Editing with Picasa
Video Editing and YouTube
Introduction to iTunes
Greeting Cards and More
Making Microsoft Office Work you You
Introduction to Facebook


Introduction to Digital Cameras and Beginning Photo Editing (Instructor: Renee Steinpreis)
     Thursday, September 25 This class has been held.

Prerequisites: Successful completion and/or equivalent knowledge of Basic Computer Skills, Windows Basics, Windows Desktop, and Managing Files and Folders. This class will offer information on what to look for when buying a digital camera, understanding settings, using those settings and useful photography tips. We will use free photo editing software to help students learn how to organize and do some basic photo editing to improve the quality of their photos. This class is for those who want to learn more about their digital camera and who love inexpensive simplicity and ease in dealing with their digital photos.
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Easy Photo Editing with Picasa (Instructor: Renee Steinpreis)
     Monday, October 20

Prerequisites: Successful completion and/or equivalent knowledge of Basic Computer Skills, Windows Basics, Windows Desktop, and Digital Cameras and Basic Photo Editing. This class will use the free software Picasa to help students learn how to quickly organize and edit your photos with the greatest of ease. Students will use CCHSV Class computers and the photos that are available for the class so that all are working on the same project. We will also learn various ways to share the photos, from collages to posting on the internet with Google+. This class is for those who love inexpensive simplicity and ease with photo editing.
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Video Editing and YouTube (Instructor: Renee Steinpreis)
     Monday, September 29 This class has been held.

Prerequisites: Successful completion and/or equivalent knowledge of Basic Computer Skills, Windows Basics, Windows Desktop, and Digital Cameras and Basic Photo Editing. This class is for those who enjoy taking videos and would like to share the results on the World Wide Web using YouTube. We will discuss video technique to first get the best videos possible. We will then be using the free program/app on Windows 7 or 8 called Windows Movie Maker. After learning to edit your video, to which you can add still photos as well, we will learn how to upload to YouTube and learn some basic choices you have when you are "out there!" YouTube also has some final tweaking techniques that will make your videos improved and fun to watch.
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Introduction to iTunes (Instructor: Mary O'Neill)
     Monday, October 6 This class has been held.

Prerequisites: Successful completion and/or equivalent knowledge of Basic Computer Skills, Windows Basics, Windows Desktop, and Managing Files and Folders. Students will learn how to add music from their CDs, create libraries and playlists, shop at the iTunes store, change settings and preferences, use iTunes Genius, sync to a device, burn to a disk, and much more.
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Greeting Cards and More (Instructor: Derrell Dean)
     Thursday, October 9 This class has been held.

Prerequisites: Successful completion and/or equivalent knowledge of Basic Computer Skills, Windows Basics, Windows Desktop, and Managing Files and Folders Lab. This class helps student learn how to navigate desktop publishing software to create business cards, greeting cards, brochures and more. Student will learn how to import, rotate, resize, and move text, photos and graphics as well how to change printer settings.
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Making Microsoft Office Work for You (Instructor: Rob Tillotson)
     Monday, October 27

Prerequisites: Successful completion and/or equivalent knowledge of Basic Computer Skills, Windows Basics, Windows Desktop, and Managing Files and Folders. Microsoft Office is an overwhelming software product. With so many things possible it is hard to get started. This course will introduce the top three components of Office for home use and show you how to get started using them. This won't be an in-depth or overly technical look at any of the applications. The course will cover enough to get you started using them productively and point you in the direction of more advanced help and instruction. To help with one common question users have, "Which program do I use to do this?" The hands-on portion of the class will develop the same project in three different applications. Seeing the capabilities and differences of the applications will help you pick the best one for the job you have to do. There will be plenty of tips and hand outs. If you bring a flash drive to class you will get all these files and some useful e-books too.
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Introduction to Facebook (Instructor: Dennis Simpson)
     Wednesday, November 19 (Use the RED Registration button for this class only.)
     Monday, November 24 Class is full. You will be put on wait list.

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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