Class Information

 

 {A1 & A4} Online Internet Senior Trip Planning Seminar (2 Hour Session)

Learn how to plan your next adventure by searching and selecting from the various online travel sites for economical ways to book airlines (and other transportation), hotels, sightseeing tours and entertainment for your next Senior Trip. There is no Fee!

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{A2 & A5} Social Media Seminar (other than Facebook) (2 Hour Session)

Learn about the advantages/pitfalls of using other forms of Social Media, like Twitter, Instagram and others. There is no Fee!

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{A3 & A6} What Constitutes a Good Photograph and How to Use Photo Composition to Improve your Photo Quality (2 Hour Session)

Do you want all those pictures you take for family events, vacations and trips to look great?? Whether you are taking photos with your iPhone, iPad, Android Phone or Digital Camera this Seminar is for You! There is no Fee!

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{B} Introduction to Scanners (Three-Week Course)
Prerequisite:  Basic Computer Skills and a home-based copier with scanning capabilities.

Do you own a box of old pictures and wish to preserve them in this modern digitized era? Enroll for this Scanner Class and learn the steps to successfully use your scanner. Topics include how to make a scan, bitmaps, file formats, and use the image editing software.  The student will learn how to scan pictures and send them via the Internet (email) as well as scan a picture(s) for printing.  Additional areas of interest will be picture cropping, color brightness, contrast optimization and much more.  There is no fee.

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{C} Computer Fundamentals for Beginners (Six-Week Course)
Prerequisite: Either possesses a home computer or access to one.

This course will introduce the student to the functions of the mouse and keyboard of the computer through practice via various exercises. The student will also be introduced to the basics of the operating system of Windows 10. The materials fee is $6.00.

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{E1 & E2} Windows 10 Start Menu & Settings (Four-Week Course)
Prerequisite: A computer with the Windows 10 Operating System and possess good computer skills,

This course will provide an overview of the Windows 10 operating system. You will learn how to use and personalize the Start Menu and its many options for display. The Student will be introduced to “Settings” and how to customize the computer “Screens” and functions. Additionally, this course will include the introduction of built-in applications and, how to use the “Windows Store” to search, review and select applications for your computer.  Emphasis will also be placed on “WordPad” a simple program for producing an assortment of documents. The materials fee is $6.00.

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{F1 & F2} Windows 10 Microsoft Edge & Advanced Settings (Four-Week Course)
Prerequisite: A computer with the Windows 10 Operating System and possess good computer skills

This course will continue to explore the many facets of the Windows 10 Operating system via the new Microsoft browser “Edge”. The student will learn the “tricks” of using the World Wide Web to search for information for travel planning, entertainment, financial decisions and everyday knowledge thus, many “free” ways to better one’s own life. The “Web” has replaced the newspapers, magazines, encyclopedias for instant and reliable, unfiltered information. The class will also be introduced to Advanced Settings. For instance, how to search and download up to date “Maps” for Cities, States and Countries for use offline. The materials fee is $6.00.

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{H1 & H2} Computer Maintenance/Security (Three-Week Course) The 2nd Session
Prerequisite: Excellent computer skills.

This course will teach students how to maintain their computer to keep it running properly, to fix slow-downs, freezes and other glitches. Students will be taught routine maintenance tasks including disk de-fragmentation, registry cleanup, file backup and restore. Additionally, the course will teach the student how to install and maintain software to protect against viruses, spyware and identity theft. The instructor will cover up-to-date measures to further preserve and protect the integrity of security for many personal electronic devices. The materials fee is $ 6.00.

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{K} Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 (Four-Week Course)
Prerequisite: This course will require the student to purchase the software for the home personal computer.

This course is user friendly for the advanced student as well as being sophisticated enough for the experienced photographer. Photoshop elements can take your photos from Okay to Great! You will learn how to enhance colors, change lighting and sharpness of your photos, straighten, correct for red-eye and remove blemishes as well as add text and an assortment of special effects. You will also learn to use “Guided Edits” which include step-by-step procedures and tools for additional fixes and photo effects.  The materials fee is $6.00.

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{L} E-Mail Basics (Five-Week Course)
Prerequisite: An active E-Mail Account* and the instructor’s permission.

This course is designed to make you knowledgeable, familiar and comfortable in sending and receiving e-mails. Topics will include opening e-mails, writing and sending new e-mails, replying to e-mails, forwarding and editing of e-mails plus developing contact and address lists.  In addition, we will cover e-mail files and security, plus using fonts and many options to enhance the appearance of your e-mails. The materials fee is $4.00. *IMPORTANT: If you do NOT have a current E-mail account, the instructor will arrange to meet with you prior to your first class to set up a free Yahoo account.  ALL STUDENTS WITH AN E-MAIL ACCOUNT MUST BRING THEIR E-MAIL ID AND PASSWORD TO THE FIRST CLASS.

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{N} E-Mail Attachments (Five-Week Course)
Pre-requisite: AN ACTIVE E-MAIL ACCOUNT* The student must have attended the basic e-mail class and mastered the sending and receiving of e-mails or the student must already be proficient in sending and receiving e-mails. The Student must have an Active E-mail Account or make arrangements with the instructor to create an e-mail account.

This class will teach how to open and view attachments to received e-mails.  We will also cover how to save received attachments on your computer. This class will also teach how to attach files residing on your computer to e-mails that you are sending. We will also teach the basics of file management for those attachments that you receive and wish to save. The materials fee is $4.00.  *ALL STUDENTS MUST BRING THEIR E-MAIL ID AND PASSWORD TO THE FIRST CLASS.

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{P1 & P2} iPhone, iPad Digital Camera Operation (Three-Week) Course.
Pre-requisite: Possess an iPhone or iPad.

As the iPhone has become an important communications tool, it is also becoming the primary picture taking and managing device for many Seniors. Many students of our “Basic” iPhone and iPad classes have requested a more in-depth class covering the iPhone and iPad Camera and, the opportunity to practice in a class setting the taking, editing and storing of pictures and videos. So, here it is, your class to learn many aspects and features of your iPhone and iPad Camera. You will need to bring your charging cable as it will be needed to down load your pictures to a computer for comprehensive editing and storing practice. The materials fee is $4.

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 {Q1 & Q2} Facebook – Social Networking (Three-Week Course)
Prerequisite:  A good knowledge of computer operations.

This course will introduce the student to the most popular social media “Facebook” used extensively in communications between extended family and friends. Students will be shown how to create and structure their Facebook profile. Students will also be shown how to set Facebook privacy options; find friends; post status messages; upload photos; and, read and respond to friends and family postings. The materials fee is $4.00. IMPORTANT: if you do not currently have a Facebook account, then the instructor will arrange to meet with you prior to the first class to set up the account.

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{S} iPad Operation (Four-Week Course)
Prerequisite: Possess an iPad.

This course will cover the various latest models of iPads including the functions of controls and settings; customizing your iPad; surfing the web; communicating with e-mail and text messaging; taking and editing of photos with your iCamera; the exciting world of applications; exploring the world of travel with even the ability to plan your whole trip; and, organizing your daily life. Also, the course will introduce you to the use of the calendar, setting up and maintaining contacts, keeping up to date on the news, weather, staying healthy, saving money and much more. The materials fee is $4.00.

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 {W1 & W2} Apple iPhone (Three-Week Course)
Prerequisite: Possess an Apple iPhone.

This class will cover many of the up-to date features of the iPhone 6, 6s, 6 Plus, 6s Plus and the NEW iPhone 7. Included, but not limited to, will be the external iPhone features, managing home screens, creating and using folders, setting screen aspects including wallpaper, sounds and notifications. Also, setting up preferences. Additionally, we will discuss and practice sending, receiving and managing Emails, Texts and iMessages. We will introduce managing calendars, clocks and the basic functions of the iCamera which is rapidly becoming the picture-taking choice of Seniors. The material fee is $4.00.

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{X1 & X2} Android Phones/Camera (Four-Week Course)
Prerequisite: Possess an Android/Galaxy Smartphone or Tablet.

Learn the latest in the operation of the Android/Galaxy Smartphones. In addition to making phone calls on your Android phone, the Phone contains apps (applications) and provides Internet access. This course will cover navigating, settings, managing and using phone calls, texting, contacts, voice mail, apps, music, and the Internet. There is an extensive variety of free applications available for almost every interest. This course will also cover the Camera and its operation. The materials fee $5.00.

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{Y}    Exploring the Internet (Six-Week Course)
Prerequisite: Students must have a computer/device with an online service and good computer skills.

This Internet course will introduce students to the “ins” and “outs” of the NEW Microsoft Edge browser. It will also discuss popular search engines, “fun” and “educational” places to visit on the Web, and how to download information, including software, via the Internet. The materials fee is $ 5.00.

IMPORTANT

SeniorNet Membership First Year Dues of $44 for single new member (renewal is $33) or $72 for a couple and must be paid either with the Mail-in Registration, or during attendance at the Walk-in Registration. Credit or Debit Cards is NOT accepted.

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