Beginner Courses

Introduction to Computers – 3 sessions – $30 Total

This 3 session course covers the fundamentals of using a personal computer with Microsoft Windows. It provides hands-on training in the use of a mouse and the skills necessary to use Windows. No prior experience is required. The course is designed to make the student feel comfortable using a computer. It introduces some popular computer applications including use of the Internet.
This course is also intended for anyone who wants to know more about the computer before deciding to buy one. You do not need to have a computer to take this course.
This course is three weeks long with one session per week. The price of this course is $30.00, payable at the time of registration.

Click below to see the Introduction to Computers schedules.
Marks Street Senior Center Schedule
Renaissance Senior Center Schedule

Exploring your Computer – 3 sessions – $30 Total

This 3 session course is the follow-on to Introduction to Computers. It goes more deeply into the operation of Windows, file management, Managing Document Libraries, Backing Up your computer, Burning CD’s/DVD’s, Windows Update. Graduates of this course should be able to use a personal computer productively at home.
This course is three weeks long with one session per week. The price of this course is $30.00, payable at the time of registration.
Please Note: There are two special requirements for this course:
First, practice is very important in learning how to use a computer. You must have a Windows computer to practice on between classroom sessions. Second, normally, Introduction to Computers must be completed before taking this course. However, If you can answer “Yes” to all of the following five questions, you can go directly into Exploring your Computer:

  1. Do you have a Microsoft Windows computer?
  2. Are you comfortable using a computer keyboard and a mouse or other pointing device?
  3. Do you know how to use the Windows Start menu?
  4. Can you manage multiple open windows?
  5. Can you use an Internet browser?

If you answer “No” to any of these questions, you should take Introduction to Computers before taking Exploring your Computer. If you are not sure, come to our Open House any Monday between noon and 3:00 p.m. Our volunteers will help you decide.

Click below to see the Exploring your computer schedules.
Marks Street Senior Center Schedule
Renaissance Senior Center Schedule

Introduction to the iPad – 2 sessions – $20 Total

If you have an iPad and are not sure what to do with it or you just want to know what all the fuss is about, this course will help you. Learn why an iPad is easy to use. Access the internet, read and send emails, view all your favorite photos, read books you purchase and those you “take out” of the library. Learn all about the myriad of apps available and how to get the ones you want on your iPad. Bring your iPad to class or come and watch others.

Click below to see the Introduction to the iPad schedules.
Marks Street Senior Center Schedule
Renaissance Senior Center Schedule