Adult Learning Center 


Course Descriptions and Schedule 

   Fall 2017 and Winter 2018 Courses Description                                                                                                                                              
Important Note:                                                         
Software companies frequently produce new versions of their products. You may find that the software we use in the classroom is different from the one you have at home, but you should be able to apply what you learn to your home environment.
 
 
             

INTRODUCTION TO WINDOWS 10

Windows 10 is the newest operating system from Microsoft. It replaces Windows 7 and 8.1. In this series of classes, you will learn to use Windows 10, Microsoft Edge, which replaces Internet Explorer, and Cortana, which can help you search for files on your computer and information of the web. Also covered is Finding and downloading Apps, Windows 10 email Apps, and Students will learn how to work with files and folders and to save files on One Drive, a cloud storage App. Students will be shown how to back up files and fix simple problems

Fall:         Monday, 10:00—Noon 9/11—10/30                         $45

Winter:      Monday, 10:00—Noon 1/8—2/26                            $45

 INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL 

Topics covered include how to entering data, formatting data and worksheets, creating charts and printing data.  The student will learn to create Spreadsheets for stocks and other investments, checking accounts, household expenses.

Fall:     Monday,       6:00—8:00   9/11—10/30                           $45    

Winter: Thursday   10:00 – 12:00   1/11—2/29                          $45

 

BASIC OVERVIEW OF EXCEL

"The class will provide a basic overview of what Excel is and will cover how to enter data, formatting data, and create spreadsheets/worksheets."

Fall:          Thursday 10:00—12:00     9/14                                 $15

 

COMPUTER BASIC 101

This course is for users that have a limited or no knowledge about computers. It is a little more detail then the Computer Fundamental class offered at RALC. It includes information on basic computing terms, The Desktop, Input, output, and storage devices, Operating systems and applications, licensing of software, Networking and Internet basics, Ergonomics, safety, security, Protecting your data, Understanding malware, Using the mouse, keyboard, and desktop, Customizing your computer, Printing, Working with files and folders, Basic Windows applications, Working with windows, Working with applications, and Browsing the Web and Internet

Fall:         Tuesday,      10:00AM-Noon   9/12—10/31                $45

Winter:     Tuesday,      10:00AM-Noon   1/9—--2/27                 $45

 

WORD PROCESSING 2016--FOUNDATION

An introduction to Word Processing using Microsoft Word 2013. Also useful for 2007 and 2010 users. This course will give a brief overview of the basic functions; Such as; create new documents, Navigation around the document, the bold, underline, italic functions, the clipboard, cut, copy, paste commands, the Quick access tool bar, move text around, discuss fonts, and tabs, Navigation pane, Format painter, templates, and a review of the major tabs.  Students should understand the basics of using a Windows-based computer, be comfortable using the keyboard and mouse.

Fall:      Tuesday  1:30PM—3:30   9/12—10/31                          $45   

 

WORD PROCESSING 2016--Advanced

Word Processing-Advanced uses Microsoft Word 2013. This course covers passwords, PDF files, working with templates, viewing multiply files, format printer, split screens, templates, headers and footers, spell check, text translations, hyperlinks, bullets and numbering, using the navigation pane, mail merge and making labels.  Students should have taken the Word Processing Foundation course or have equivalent experience.

Winter:      Tuesday;  6:00—8:00  1/9—2/27                       $45   

 

GENEALOGY AND FAMILY HISTORY

An eight-week course where you will learn how to seek information about your ancestors via the Internet. You will learn about different genealogy programs, and free Internet research sites. At the completion of this course you should be capable of writing and publishing a family history. Bring as much information about you ancestors as possible. You must be computer literate.

Fall:         Wednesday,  10;00 – Noon    9/13—11/1                  $45

Winter:     Wednesday,  10;00 – Noon    1/10—2/28                  $45

 

INTRODUCTION TO OUTLOOK

This class deals with the E-Mail outlook application. It give a brief overview of all the tabs in the ribbon, show users how to set up an e-mail account and perform basic tasks, and cover the basics of each Outlook component. It will also cover organizing your e-mail, using rules, setting up categories, using Microsoft Word features to create e-mail messages. Users will also learn about the various types of connectivity services supported by Outlook 2013.

Fall:         Wednesday:  6:00-8:00PM    9/13—11/01                 $45

Winter:     Wednesday:  6:00—8:00PM  1/10—2/28                   $45

 

COMPUTER SKILLS FOR REENTERING THE WORKFORCE

This Eight-week class will touch on the basic computer operations such as; the windows operation system, word processing, spreadsheets, power point email, outlook and the Internet. A couple of computer classes can make a world of difference in your job credentials. Even though you may have plenty of education in your own field, you need to seriously consider whether you need a refresher before heading back to work.

Fall:          Saturday, 9:00—11:00AM          9/16—11/4             $45         

Winter:     Saturday, 9:00—11:00AM          1/13—3/3               $45

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 INTRODUCTION TO E-MAIL (4 DAYS) 

In this series of classes, the student will learn how to use various Email

services. These include the Windows 10 Email App and web based Email

services. Gmail will be taught in detail. Yahoo mail and Outlook.com will be

discussed. The People App (contacts) in Windows 10 and Gmail contacts will

be covered. Students will learn the following: 1. Open and read Emails. 2. Type and send an Email. 3. Reply to and forward Emails. 4. Use Email folders 5. Create a new Folder.6. Email attachments.7. Create a signature.

8. Create and use Contacts.

Fall:       Wednesday, 1:30—3:30PM   9/13—10/4                  $35

Winter:   Wednesday, 1:30—3:30PM   1/10—1/31                  $35

 

INTRODUCTION TO WINDOWS 10 PHOTO APP: (2 DAYS)

Learn how to organize your pictures by date taken (the app also creates albums for you), also learn how to use the editing tools for image enhancement. You will be able to share pictures via social networks and email. This new app does more than just display your pictures as a slideshow.

Fall:      Monday;    1:30—3:30PM    9/11—9/18                         $15         

Winter: Monday,    1:30—3:30PM    1/8                                     $15

 

INTRODUCTION TO THE IPAD (2 DAYS)

Thinking of buying and iPad or have recently purchased one?  This may be the class for you! Apple's iPad and iPad mini are popular tablets that have changed the way we use computers. Learn the basics of using the iPad along with other features like iCloud, iTunes, Siri, the App Store and more.  Bring your fully charged iPad (along with all cables).

Fall:           Monday, 1:30—3:30PM       9/25—10/2                    $15

 

WINDOWS 10 TIPS AND TRICKS

This 2-hour workshop will cover a number of useful tips and tricks in using Windows 10. Topics of discussions will cover the Start screens, working with APPS, screen resolution, the search function, logging on and off. Deleting unnecessary files, scanning, editing photos, saving music, downloading YouTube videos, scanning, mail, cleaning unneeded files, and many other useful tips.

Fall:        Monday,       1:30PM-3:30PM   10/9                       $15

Winter:  Monday,      1:30PM-3:30PM   1/15                        $15

 

USE RESTORE, RECOVERY AND FILE HISTORY IN WINDOWS 10

Learn how Windows 10 creates a restore point, how to recovery this restore point and how Windows 10 File History feature lets you set up an external drive to back up your files automatically.

Fall:       Monday,       1:30PM-3:30PM   10/16                     $15

Winter:  Monday,        1:30PM-3:30PM   1/22                      $15

 

HOW TO CUSTOMIZE WINDOWS 10’S APPEARANCE

Learn how to personalization your settings that let you change your desktop background, windows colors, lock screen background, Start menu and taskbar options and more in Windows 10. 

Fall:       Monday,       1:30PM-3:30PM   10/23                     $15

Winter:  Monday,        1:30PM-3:30PM   1/29                      $15

 

COMPUTER GAMES FOR SENIORS

Students will also learn how to download and install games from the Windows Store and Internet. You will learn how to play various games on the Internet. These games are fun to play, but also are designed to improve your mental agility. Some of the games can be played alone, while others involve fake computer players.  This class will focus on Simple Solitaire, Minecraft, Jigsaw Puzzles, The Secret Society-Hidden Mystery, Hearts, and Bingo. Scrabble can be played against other live players and one can enter and play in Scrabble tournaments on line. Scrabble will be covered in anther class called “More Computer Games for Seniors

Fall:         Wednesday,  1:30—3:30    10/11                              $15

Winter:     Wednesday,  1:30—3:30    2/7                                  $15

 

MORE COMPUTER GAMES FOR SENIORS

In this class   we will learn how to play Scrabble on-line with other live players. You can also enter a Scrabble tournament if you want to. This activity will take up most of the class time. Other games we will explore include Spades and Mahjong. Spades and Mahjong games are free. We will join the Scrabble club to play games on line. This effort will cost you if you want to join.

Fall:         Wednesday,  1:30—3:30    10/18                              $15

Winter:     Wednesday,  1:30—3:30    2/14                                $15

 

FACEBOOK

In this workshop you will learn how to register and navigate on the Facebook website. You will learn how to enter Profile Information, what Facebook Buttons are used for, how to Find and Add Friends, how to Add Photos, how to Post Status Updates on Your Wall, how to Write on a Friend’s Wall and many more fun things to do with Facebook.

Fall:         Thursday,    1:30--3:30PM    9/14                             $15

Winter:     Thursday,    1:30—3:30PM  1/11                              $15

  

BUYING AND SELLING ON  E-BAY

In this workshop you will learn how to register and navigate on the eBay website. You will learn how to buy and sell items on eBay, as well as how to verify a seller’s credibility. To take this course, it is required that you bring a valid email address that you can access remotely in the workshop.

Fall:         Thursday,   1:30—3:30PM   9/21—9/28                     $15

Winter:     Thursday,   1:30—3:30PM   1/18—1/25                     $15

 

INTRODUCTION TO WORD PROCESSING BASICS

The class will provide a basic overview of what is Word 2016 and covers how to create a document, about Bold, underline, italicize words, open multiple documents, the Quick Access bar, Tabs, Spacing, inserting pictures, Margins, making columns, spell check and using Templates

Fall:          Thursday  10:00—12:00     9/21                                $15

Winter:     Tuesday    1:30—3:30        1/9                                  $15

 

 

USING PICTURES IN A MICROSOFT WORD DOCUMENT

Learn how to insert pictures into a Microsoft Word Processing document.  You will reduce, move and modify pictures; create a collage, change shapes and arrange pictures in your text.

Fall:          Thursday,     10:00—12:00   9/28                             $15

Winter:     Tuesday        1:30—3:30        1/16                             $15

 

USING TABLES IN A MICROSOFT WORD DOCUMENT

Learn how to create Tables in a Microsoft Word Processing document. Learn how to sort table columns, how to adjust columns, change table format and style and align the table data.

Fall:          Thursday  10:00—12:00     10/5                                $15

Winter:     Tuesday      1:30—3:30        1/23                               $15

 

USING TEMPLATES IN A WORD DOCUMENT

Learn to save yourself a lot of time by using templates. A template is a predesigned document you can use to create a new document quickly. Templates often include custom formatting, graphics, objects, sample text and designs, so they can save you a lot of time and effort when starting a new project.

Fall:          Thursday  10:00—12:00     10/12                              $15

Winter:     Tuesday        1:30—3:30        1/30                             $15

 

USING HEADERS AND FOOTERS IN A WORD DOCUMENT

Learn how to use Headers and footers in your Word Document. Learn how to insert a preset header or footer, Edit headers and footers, Hide the first-page header and footer, insert page numbers and date and time.

Fall:          Thursday  10:00—12:00     10/19                              $15

Winter:     Tuesday        1:30—3:30        2/6                              $15

 

USING MARGINS, TABS AND SPACING IN A WORD DOCUMENT

Lean how to change your margins and set up tabs in a MS Word document. Also covered is how to control spacing between paragraphs and putting a page border in your document.

Fall:          Thursday  10:00—12:00     10/26                              $15

Winter:     Tuesday      1:30—3:30        2/13                              $15

 

MAKING CHARTS IN MICROSOFT WORD DOCUMENTS

A chart is a tool you can use to communicate information graphically. Including a chart in your document can help you illustrate numerical data so it's easier for the reader to understand. The class will cover the types, styles, elements and parts of charts, how to make and edit charts and how to how to change the layout. A little Knowledge of Microsoft  Word will be helpful

Fall:          Thursday  10:00—12:00     11/2                                $15

Winter:     Tuesday     1:30—3:30        2/20                                $15

 

ANDROID BASIC

Learn to enjoy your phone. This Introduction class will cover some basic features of the Android system such as power on/off, charging you phone, answering calls, voicemail, review the phone settings, about contacts, sending emails and pictures, the phone battery and other basic features.

Fall:          Friday,     10:00 / 12:00     9/15                                 $15

Winter:     Friday,     10:00 – 12:00    1/12                                 $15

 

MORE FUN WITH ANDROID

This class will discuss more features of the Android system such as; working with maps, using the calendar, the alarm clock, Skype, Music, Bluetooth, the Internet and more.

Fall:          Friday, 10:00--12:00     9/22                                     $15

Winter:     Friday, 10:00--12:00     1/19                                      $15

 

HOW TO SCAN PICTURES

Have old photographs you want to scan and add to your pictures in your computer?  Each student should bring two pictures which will be scanned and copied to a flash drive which can be taken home and transferred to your computer.

Fall:                  Friday;           10:00—12:00        9/29                 $15  

Winter:             Wednesday;  1:30—3:30            2/28                 $15   

 

UNDERSTANDING FILES & FOLDERS

Learn how to organize the contents of your computer by creating folders and sub-folders. How to rename a folder and the different ways to display your list of folders and files.

Fall:                   Friday, 10:00—12:00        10/6                         $15

Winter:             Monday, 1:30—3:30          2/5                          $15

 

MAKING A MOVIE USING WINDOWS MOVIE MAKER

Learn how to assemble a set of photographs, video and music to create a movie file that can be played on most commercial movie players and shown on a standard or flat screen TV.

Fall:         Friday,     10:00—12:00       10/13                            $15

Winter:     Thursday, 1:30—3:30           2/1                                 $15

 

CLEAN MY COMPUTER?

Is your computer slow and getting slower? Do you know how to clean your computer? The class will discuss how to identify and use computer software to free up disk space on a computer's hard drive. The software will search and analyzes the hard drive for files that are no longer of any use, and then removes the unnecessary files. Malicious software, including rogue security software, adware, malware and spyware will be removed. Some of the software are available in both a free and a paid version.

Fall:          Friday, 10:00--12:00     10/20                                    $15

Winter:     Thursday, 1:30—3:30     2/8                                       $15

 

 

HOW TO DOWNLOAD PICTURES

Learn how to get your pictures from your camera and Smart phone to your computer using either the device cable, a card reader or the SD reader slot in your computer. Bring your Camera or Smart phone and cables to class for hands-on experience.

Fall:                 Friday,   10:00—12:00        10/27                      $15

Winter:             Thursday, 1:30—3:30           2/15                       $15

 

 

OPEN LAB SESSIONS

Our RALC Computer Lab will be available by appointment only for supervised practice and assistance every Friday afternoon when RALC classes are in session. The Lab will be open and the computers available with an experienced person to help students practice any parts of the lessons for which they need help. The lab is only open to former and current students.

Fall:             1:00-3:00             9/15—11/3                               FREE

Winter:         1:00-3:00             1/12—3/2                                 FREE