Short Courses

The Seniors Now Computer Learning Center is pleased to offer short courses. These courses are from one to three weeks in length, one session per week. They are advanced courses and require that students have completed Introduction to Computers or had the equivalent experience.

Short courses will be held at the Marks Street Center and the Renaissance Center. Click on Marks Street Center Short Course Schedule and Renaissance Center Short Course Schedule to see the short courses currently scheduled.

Internet Explorer – one session – $10

Using Internet Explorer.
This 1 session course teaches how to use the Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 browser. It covers going to a website, following links, printing and saving web pages, and saving addresses of favorite sites.  It also covers using the Google search engine and mapping systems.  Graduates of this course should be able to use Internet Explore 11 on a personal computer productively at home.  This course is one session.  The price of this course is $10.00, payable at the time of registration This is a one day course.

iPad Photo Editing Fun – one session – $15

Continue your adventures in learning about the iPad by taking the new “Photo Editing Fun” course. You will learn about some apps that allow you to enhance your photos, by improving lighting, colors and applying cool filters. There is also an app for removing unwanted parts of a photo and one for making attractive collages. The apps are free and easy to use.
This is a one day course.
Please Note: Students should have completed “Introduction to the iPad” or be comfortable working with their iPads. The price of this course is $15.00, payable at the time of registration.

There’s an App for That – two sessions – $20

Continue your adventures in learning about the iPad by taking the new “There’s anApp for That” course. The iPad is a great device for emails and browsing the internet, but it has much more capability due to the vast number of apps available for it. This 2 week course details the different categories of apps and demonstrates some of the more popular apps in each category. Many categories of apps are discussed including, News, Entertainment, Travel, Utilities, and many more. We will download some of the apps and learn how to use them. In addition, the course discusses how to find the best apps.
Please Note: Students should have completed “Introduction to the iPad” or be comfortable working with their iPads. The price of this course is $20.00, payable at the time of registration.

Word Processing — two sessions- $20

This is a 2 week course using the OpenOffice Writer program. The course will teach how to how to properly format documents using such skills as choosing the right Font, adjusting Font Size & Font Color, Search & Replacing text in documents, Spell Checking a document, Copy & Paste within a document, Justifying a document by correctly placing text (Centered text, right justify, left justify etc.)
The price of this course is $20.00, payable at the time of registration.

Control Panel — one session – $10

This course will teach how to modify various computer settings for comfort, aesthetics and functionality. Settings covered include changing mouse settings and screen resolution, modifying the desktop background, customizing the Start Menu, viewing software loaded on the computer and uninstalling software. The price of this course is $10.00, payable at the time of registration.

Email — two sessions – $20

This 2 session course teaches how to use Gmail®, a Google provided web-based email system. It covers sending and receiving email with attachments, managing lists of email addresses, and using task lists. Graduates of this course should be able to use email on a personal computer productively at home. This course is two weeks long with one session per week. The price of this course is $20.00, 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 this course.
1. Do you have a Microsoft Windows computer at home?
2. Are you comfortable using a computer keyboard and 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 1 before taking this Gmail course. If you are not sure, come to our Open House any Monday between noon and 3:00 PM and our volunteers will help you decide.