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Many of our popular classes fill up quickly and registering early will assure you have a seat. All classes are held in room 5 at Coronado Community Center unless stated otherwise in the descriptions below.

Registration Fees:

See class descriptions for fees. Join CCHSV at the class (includes all members of the household) and get the member rate immediately.

Payment of Fee:

Fees are payable at the class. Make your check payable to Computer Club of HSV. You may join the Club at the clas and get the membership discount immediately.

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Register online for CLASSES by clicking the Register Here Button.

How Do Our Classes Work?

Click on the Register button below. You will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours of registration. If you do not receive this email, contact the Registrar.

If the class is full, you will be put on the wait list. An email will be sent to you advising you of this status. If an opening comes up, you will be switched from the wait list to registered, and an email will be sent advising you of the change of status.

A reminder email will be sent around 5 days prior to the class. If you cannot come to the class, please let us know ASAP.

Fees are paid when you come to the class. Do not pay in advance. Please pay by check. If you must pay in cash, please have the correct amount as we keep very little money for change.

The Club furnishes a laptop for each student unless otherwise specified in the class description. There is only one student per laptop, so you do not have to share.

We have one assistant per two students giving you individual help.

You will receive a class handout prepared by the instructor.

If you bring a flash drive, we will download the class handout along with other documentation pertaining to the class subject.

For questions or information or to cancel your registration, call Alicia at 501-260-8468 or email Registrar.


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Windows Essentials Series
Organizing Your Photos and Documents
Protecting Your Computer and Data
Introduction to Digital Cameras and Basic Photo Editing
Easy Photo Editing With Picasa
Creating Newsletters and Bulletins With Microsoft Publisher

Windows Essentials Series


Instructor: Rob Tillotson
Fee: $20 Member / $30 Non-member
Part 1: 1:00-4:00, Tuesday, October 6
Part 2: 1:00-4:00, Thursday, October 8

Prerequisites: Successful completion and/or equivalent knowledge of basic computer skills.

This is a two-part course designed to give the new Windows user the necessary information to effectively use his/her computer's Windows operating system. It is also designed to show those contemplating upgrading to a Windows 8 computer what to expect in the new system. It will show the uses of Microsoft's new modern interface user interface and changes to Windows system components. The student will see that the friendly system they are used to is still there, but that a second faster and more transparent system is available. Major apps in the Start Screen will be discussed. Coping without a Windows 7 version of a start button will be discussed.

The desktop and system tools will be covered thoroughly so the student will be able to get the best use from them and be better prepared for the other Windows course offerings. Some of the settings system tools will be covered more thoroughly in this series. Both interfaces will be covered in an interleaved fashion, so it is important to attend both sessions in the series. Bring your questions and we will try to work them into the series.

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Organizing Your Photos and Documents


Instructor: Bill Evans
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Wednesday, September 30

Prerequisites: Successful completion and/or equivalent knowledge of basic computer skills, and managing files and folders.

Attendees will explore the concepts of creating, saving, locating, and managing files and folders on their computer. Utilizing the navigation capabilities of Windows Explorer, students will sort, group, manage files/folders in the user libraries, and managing the various file types within the documents, pictures, public and e-mail files and folders.

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Protecting Your Computer and Data

Instructor: Derrell Dean
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Tuesday, November 17

Prerequisites: Successful completion and/or equivalent knowledge of basic computer skills, and managing files and folders.

Students will learn new techniques to maintain and enhance computer performance, accelerating the system startup configuration to modifying security settings and working with various types of software updates. Additional backup procedures will be demonstrated and insight into the maze of virus and spyware protection products and will also be covered.

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Introduction to Digital Cameras and Beginning Photo Editing


Instructor: Renee Steinpreis
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Monday, September 21

Prerequisites: Successful completion and/or equivalent knowledge of basic computer skills, and managing files and folders.

This class will offer information on what to look for when buying a digital camera, understanding settings, using those settings and useful photography tips. We will use free photo editing software to help students learn how to organize and do some basic photo editing to improve the quality of their photos. This class is for those who want to learn more about their digital camera and who love inexpensive simplicity and ease in dealing with their digital photos.

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Easy Photo Editing with Picasa Class


Instructor: Renee Steinpreis
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Monday, October 19

Prerequisites: Successful completion and/or equivalent knowledge of basic computer skills, and managing files and folder sand Digital Cameras and Basic Photo Editing.

This class will use the free software Picasa to help students learn how to quickly organize and edit your photos with the greatest of ease. Students will use CCHSV Class computers and the photos that are available for the class so that all are working on the same project. We will also learn various ways to share the photos, from collages to posting on the internet with Google+. This class is for those who love inexpensive simplicity and ease with photo editing.

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Creating Newsletters and Bulletins With Microsoft Publisher


Instructor: Larry Wilson
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Tuesday, October 20

Prerequisites: Successful completion and/or equivalent knowledge of Basic Computer Skills, Windows Basics, Windows Desktop, and Managing Files and Folders Lab.

This class is designed for people who have to create newsletters, bulletins, flyers, and other multi-media print documents. You will learn how to insert text, pictures, hyperlinks, graphs, charts, and other items into your creation. This class is designed for people who want to know more about multi-media document creation. We will start with the basics and go as far as time allows. The class will be taught using Office 2013.

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Facebook
Social Media
Google Drive As a Free Alternative to Microsoft Office
Android Basics for Tablets With Lab
Android Basics for Phones With Lab
iPad and iPhone Basics With Lab

Facebook


Instructor: Dennis Simpson
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Thursday, October 1

Prerequisites: Bring your own device, email address and passwords.

Facebook demographics have changed drastically. The (new) majority of people on Facebook are now over 50. Once thought of as a teen only social site, it has changed the social world. We will create and modify a profile, and search for friends and companies. Sharing pictures, manners and needed etiquette will be stressed. Important safety and privacy settings in Facebook will be displayed. Let's find the right one for you and your new social profile.

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Social Media

Instructor: Dennis Simpson
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Monday, October 26

Prerequisites: Bring your own device, email address and passwords.

#what’s-this-mean? Social Media can be a jungle - Hashtags, Twitters, Tweets and Pins. We will cover it all in an OVERVIEW of Social Media,how they work together and how you can be “connected” AND Secure. Products covered in this session: Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, LinkedIn and associated.

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Google Drive As a Free Alternative to Microsoft Office


Instructor: Larry Wilson
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Monday, September 28

Prerequisite: Attendees should be able to copy and paste, import and export documents, upload and download documents, and understand basic toolbars.

This class is an introduction to the power of Google. If you have ever wanted to see what Google can do for you, this class is your chance to find out more about Google. You will learn how to:

Do not be left out of "Google World." It is like shopping at Walmart.

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Android Basics for Tablets With Lab


Instructor: Derrell Dean
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Tuesday, November 3

Prerequisite: Bring your own device, email address and passwords.

A beginner's class about the Android operating system as used in tablets. You will explore the Android user interface and learn how to configure and optimize your tablet. We will discuss tablet resources, power savings options and external storage possibilities. You will learn how to use the Play Store to locate and install and uninstall applications.

This class will focus on Android v4.4.1 (KitKat). Questions concerning other versions can be addressed during the hands-on lab period. Students are encouraged to bring their fully charged personal tablets to the class.

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Android Basics for Phones With Lab


Instructor: Derrell Dean
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Thursday, November 5

Prerequisites: Bring your own device, email address and passwords.

A beginner's class about the Android operating system as used in phones. You will explore the Android user interface and learn how to configure and optimize your phone. We will discuss phone resources, power savings options and external storage possibilities. We will examine the apps that provide the phone functionality to your Android device (phone, contacts and messaging). Learn to manage contacts and use them to simplify phone and messaging options. You will learn how to use the Play Store to locate and install and uninstall applications.

This class will focus on Android v4.4.1 (KitKat). Questions concerning other versions can be addressed during the hands-on lab period. Students are encouraged to bring their fully charged phone to the class.

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Introduction to the Use of iPhone/iPad


Instructor: Renee Steinpreis
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Monday, November 16

Prerequisites: Bring your own device, email address and passwords.

New to iPhone or iPad? Wonder what the buttons mean and what they do? Where are all the things hiding that I can do with this mobile device? What do the settings mean, where are they, and how can I or should I change them? If you have these questions, this class is for you. It will cover basic information about and how to navigate your new Apple Mobile device.

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