Kirtland Community College’s Community Education Department is partnering with the Crawford County Commission on Aging (Crawford COA) to bring four informational computer courses to community members in Grayling and surrounding communities. The courses include: “Computer Basics” on Friday, September 12; “Windows 8” on Friday, September 19; “Introduction to Facebook” on Friday, September 26; and “Finding Useful Information on the Internet” on Friday, October 3. Each course is three hours long, running from 1-4 p.m. at the Crawford COA on 308 Lawndale in Grayling. The cost for teach class is only $10.
Starting with “Computer Basics,” participants will learn how to use a computer and feel comfortable with technology, learn healthy ways to use the computer and how to correctly use a computer mouse are among topics to be covered. The class will finish with a question and answer session.
“Windows 8” is a hands-on course features the new Windows 8.1 interface, start screen, live tiles, hot corners, charms bar, sky drive, and security features. It’s a great way to get a handle on your new computer or try out Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 system.
In the next class, participants will be introduced to the social media program, “Facebook.” This course explores the elements of Facebook and how to keep up with your friends, family, and community through social media. You will learn what’s needed to start a Facebook profile and also look at:
Understanding your newsfeed
Sending and receiving private messages
How to stay safer on Facebook
Rounding out the series on October 3 is “Finding Useful Information on the Internet.” This three-hour course explores strategies for finding information on the Internet. Learn how to use meta-search engines, identify files and free programs that you can use on your own computer, and develop techniques to speed you through the process of finding what you want when you want it.
All classes are offered at a pace set for adults and seniors and computers are available for all participants and an overhead projector lets participants see examples. Kirtland Community Education Director Clay Horton will be the instructor and brings over 25 years of teaching experience to these classes.
For more information on either computer course, contact Kirtland Community Education at 989-275-5000, extension 279 or the Crawford County Commission on Aging at 989-348-7123.
For more information on Kirtland Community College, or to learn more about the programs, advising, testing, financial aid and other services available to students, contact 989-275-5000, extension 284 or visit online at www.kirtland.edu.